Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774
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Fifteen emerging Jewish leaders represented Federation at last month's Jewish Federation of North America's National Young Leadership Cabinet retreat in Scottsdale, Ariz. Robin Zappin and Jeffrey Barrack, who respectively chair Federation's Women's and Men's Young Leadership Cabinet, led the local delegation. In this week's edition, four of the delegates share their experiences. Next week, Zappin and Barrack will discuss the...
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Beth Lincow Cole and her husband, Jason, consider their shared participation in Federation as "a gift to their relationship." The couple, parents of 7-year-old Brandon, a student at the Kellman Brown Academy, in Voorhees, N.J., and 5-year-old Sara, did not set out to participate in the Jewish Federations of North America's National Young Leadership Cabinet, a group of men and...
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On Thursday, Nov. 4, InterFaithways will kick off their Family Shabbat Weekends with a special movie night at the Hiway Theatre in Jenkintown. The evening will feature a wine-and-cheese reception, to be followed by a screening of "From Woody Allen to Ben Stiller: Interfaith Relationships Portrayed in Film," a montage of clips from comedies and dramas featuring interfaith couples. Following...
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The Kehillah of Center City, a joint initiative of the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education/Jewish Outreach Partnership and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, is offering community members an opportunity to learn more about Jewish customs, values and traditions. Aptly named "A Taste of Judaism," this free, three-session series of classes is designed for beginners, Jewish or not, who...
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The High Holidays always fill me with hope and optimism. They are a time for reflection -- an opportunity to take stock of our achievements and shortfalls, and to strive to become better people. Many of us will recite the traditional prayers at synagogues, and then continue the celebration of this sacred season in our homes. Our festive meals are...
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