Thursday, July 30, 2015 Av 14, 5775
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Amy Purdy
Mitzvah Mania 2008 is going green with the Fairmount Park Project! On Sunday, November 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., thousands of Jewish community volunteers will take part in the second annual Mitzvah Mania sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Fairmount Park is partnering with Mitzvah Mania volunteers who will spruce up Poquessing Watershed Park and make...
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When David Magerman was a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, his father died suddenly. Although raised in a Jewish household, Magerman's Jewish education did not prepare him well enough to mourn his father according to Jewish law. He didn't think it was necessary to say Kaddish or to sit shiva. "I feel as if I failed in my responsibilities...
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Celebrate the beginning of a new era for students, faculty and alumnus of the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy as the school, formerly known as Akiba Hebrew Academy, moves to its new home on the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Radnor Campus, 272 South Bryn Mawr Avenue in Bryn Mawr. Head of School Dr. Steven M. Brown invites the community...
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VAAD/Board of Rabbis Joins Federation in Fight of Hunger
Rabbi Ira Stone, spiritual leader of Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel in Center City, Philadelphia, serves as president of the VAAD/Board of Rabbis and is appealing to his colleagues throughout the Greater Philadelphia area to encourage their congregants to fully support Federation's Jewish Community Hunger Relief Campaign. "As we begin to prepare for High Holiday services, I call upon each and...
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Lynn Edelman
If 2-year-old Mason Tammaro ruled the world, he would celebrate the Jewish New Year all year long. "His favorite book in the PJ Library series is a Rosh Hashanah-themed 'lift the flap' selection with lots of pictures about apples and honey," said mom Remi Tammaro. Tammaro, an elementary-school teacher who is currently at home with Mason, his 4-year-old big sister...
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