Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774
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Ever since his days as a student at Akiba Hebrew Academy, Adam Cohen has pondered the big questions, the ones that touch on various matters of faith and religion, as well ones that veer into the realm of psychology. So it may be no surprise that this Northeast Philadelphia native - a Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Ner Zedek-Ezrath Israel-Beth Uziel,...
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Rabbi Sandra Berliner sums up the work she does for the elderly rather simply: "If you can't get to a shul, I'll bring the shul to you." As an employee of Jewish Family and Children's Service, the Melrose Park resident works as a chaplain at the five Federation Housing complexes located throughout Philadelphia. "Being there, I help emotionally, spiritually, and...
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Despite heated community opposition, the Middletown Township Zoning Board voted last week to approve a New Jersey congregation's plans to build a new synagogue and Hebrew school on a 13-acre, largely undeveloped parcel of land in Langhorne. After a drawn-out hearing process stretching over several sessions, the board wasted no time in delivering its 4-1 verdict at the start of...
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When Francine Lipstein was a child, her mother talked to her about how she survived the Holocaust in Auschwitz. Sally Chase also told her daughter that every life had a purpose. "It was a message I took seriously," said Lipstein. "When I was 8 years old, I went to Israel on a family trip to see relatives," she said. "Early...
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Program helps the elderly maintain their daily routines in the comfort of familiarity
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Jan Apple- JE Feature
An ongoing mission of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Center for Social Responsibility is to design programs that enable the Jewish community's elderly to age with grace and dignity while remaining in their homes. Some 20 percent of people living in Jewish households are 65 or over, according to the "1996/97 Jewish Population Study of Greater Philadelphia." Because a...
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