Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774
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For years, Laurel Klein has been dreaming of opening a combination restaurant, bar and performance space where Jewish young adults could gather to eat, socialize, learn and then "take their Jewishness back home with them." Now, the 31-year-old Philadelphia transplant has a litmus test of whether others want that, too. Klein's proposed "Cafe Olam" is among a handful of startups...
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Dig up your old camp shirts and friendship bracelets: The National Museum of American Jewish History and the Collaborative are calling young professionals to reconnect with old bunkmates and reminisce about nights around the campfire during a nostalgic "Camp Reunion" on June 5. The event will include such camping delicacies as s'mores and "adult bug juice," plus an improv comedy...
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Lawmakers in both houses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly have introduced companion bills that would require the state's school districts to offer Holocaust education. Last week, State Sen. Anthony Williams (D-District 8), a Democrat who represents parts of Philadelphia and Delaware County, introduced Senate Bill 1523. Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-District 170) of Northeast Philadelphia, introduced a version of the bill...
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The only glimpse Jean Paul ever got of her father came from a handful of yellowed photos. William Steinhurst was already deployed in World War II when she was born. He died in a plane crash near the French Alps in November 1944 when she was five months old. This weekend, the 67-year-old retired social worker from Elkins Park will...
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Michail Kitsos is the first student to travel all the way from Greece to take classes at Gratz College's Melrose Park campus. He's also the first Greek Orthodox Christian to become valedictorian. And the 32-year-old is the first graduate whom Gratz administrators immediately hired to create a brand new certificate program, in Jewish-Christian Studies. On Sunday, the college will recognize...
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