Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Av 20, 5775
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A historic local synagogue brings in a scribe to start work on a new Torah.
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A Penn sociology professor comes out with a new book; a curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art is honored with a Penn State Alumni Achievement Award; and the Jewish Social Policy Action Network gets a new executive director, among other notes.
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Andre Krug (left), president and CEO of the Klein JCC, buddies up with Dom Giordano, Philly radio talk-show host, serving as leaders of a tour of Israel put together by Rubinsohn Travel of Jenkintown. Giordano, a mainstay of WPHT’s lineup, and the Klein executive did some live remotes from the Jewish state to hometown radio audiences.
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It was a glittery Stars for Stroke Gala hosted by the Delaware Valley Stroke Council at the Sheraton Society Hill. Shining hopeful at the event — which raised $150,000 for the Council — was Toby Mazer, the organization’s founder, and John Roussis, named Volunteer of the Year.
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Philadelphia Flyers chairman Ed Snider (center) offers his respect and congrats on the unveiling of the Fred Shero statue outside Xfinity Live, attended by Shero’s son, Ray, and grandson Chris. Coach of the legendary champion Flyers teams in 1974 and 1975, the late Shero last year was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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