Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774
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Zara Myers-JE Feature
Discussing the reasons he became a nurse, Howard Rogovitz, 55, jokes that "my mother always wanted me to marry a doctor." After graduating from Overbrook High School, the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital nurse said he was "in and out of colleges, and looking for a way to have a stable career. I decided that as a nurse, I would always...
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A Jewish Apprentice? Not yet, but Soviet émigré Alla Wartenberg came close - and closes in on her own title as mogul
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"Tee Ouvolena!" The Sputnik simulcast of "You're fired!"? If Donald Trump never actually uttered the Russian equivalent of his rejection mantra, Soviet Jewish émigré Alla Wartenberg still got the message. She made the business world's equivalent of the Final Four of basketball, jumping through hoops, but was still voted off the island - Manhattan, in this case - in the...
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Melisse Lewine-Boskovich believes that theater has the power to change people's opinions about the world around them. When she works with Jewish and Arab teens from Israel on such projects, she's certain that it has the power to close the gap between cultures torn apart by hatred. Lewine-Boskovich is the director of Peace Child Israel, a nonprofit group based in...
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Five years ago, several adult members of Adath Israel in Merion Station realized that the Conservative congregation had let its United Synagogue Youth chapter lapse into inactivity. A group of eighth-graders, alerted to the problem, decided to take up the task and restart the chapter; among them was Matan Silberstein, who became the group's president. Now 18 and set to...
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At a time when most college students were just vegging out and gorging themselves on home cooking before heading back to school, five University of Pennsylvania students spent part of their winter vacation much differently. The students traveled to Biloxi, Miss. - about 90 miles east of New Orleans - on New Year's Day as part of a national Hillel...
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