Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
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"Israel in Our Hearts," the 58th-anniversary celebration of the country's independence, "will be an outstanding day that will show Jews and non-Jews in the Philadelphia area and everywhere - as well as the media - how passionate the Jews of Philadelphia are about Israel and how much we care," said Jeff Perlman, co-chair of the event with Cindy Smukler Dorani...
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Lauren Pound Sommer, JF Feature
It can be nerve-wracking to meet family expectations when you're making Bubbie's famous soup for a holiday dinner. But what if you're trying to meet the exacting standards of … Georges Perrier?! About 20 entrants in the "Jewish Mama Soup-a-Rama" citywide taste-off finals will face such high stakes on Sunday, May 7, as the famed Le Bec-Fin restaurateur joins Cary...
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For those who need to know about Jewish social services, synagogues, events and where to get kosher pizza in Greater Philadelphia, the Jewish Information and Referral Service has the answers - or will find them. A part of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Center for Social Responsibility, the free, confidential service serves as the community's central resource for information...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
Becoming a B'nai Mitzvot may be a commonplace ritual to many, but for children with special needs, this coming-of-age ceremony may not be as easily attained. Today, that is changing. One goal of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Center for Jewish Life and Learning is to reach out, connect with, and educate as many Jewish families as possible. A...
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has named Ira M. Schwartz, currently provost at Temple University, as its next president and CEO. On July 1, the 61-year-old will succeed current president Harold S. Goldman, 64, who has served as Federation's professional leader since 2000. "It's pretty big shoes to fill," replied Schwartz, of Newtown Square. "I think Harold has built...
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