Monday, April 20, 2015 Iyyar 1, 5775
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Kathryn Levy Feldman
Helene Z. Tigay Helene Tigay laughs when she says she has had an “internal Jewish compass since birth.” As the head of the community’s central educational agency for 20 years, her compass charted her on a course to become a pioneer in the field of supplemental Jewish education. Raised in a Conservative family in Buffalo, N.Y., Tigay says the significant...
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By:
Kathryn Levy Feldman
F rom generation to generation, Jews have always instructed their children about their religion and history. The three primary institutions where formal American Jewish education takes place — synagogue schools, Jewish day schools and colleges — all have their roots in Philadelphia. While not all of the original institutions are in existence today, their collective and individual histories reflect the...
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By the time the 20th century began to wane, Jews had moved into business realms that there ancestors had never even dreamed about.
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As the Jews moved out of the ghetto, their buinesses followed them to Center City and other pockets of the city.
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Jewish businesses sprouted up downtown and uptown; and, without knowing it, a number of entrepreneurs were establishing the basis for longstanding retail presences in the city.
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