Sunday, May 3, 2015 Iyyar 14, 5775
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Congregation Rodeph Sha­lom has no immediate plans to build a new Jewish day school in the city following the completion of a feasibility study. The study found significant interest in a progressive Jewish day school, particularly within the city limits, but Rodeph Sha­lom leaders determined that the school did not have the backing needed in terms of stakeholders and fundraising...
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Talks between representatives of the Perelman Jewish Day School and the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy have taken on a sense of urgency as Perelman’s board looks to decide the fate of its struggling Saligman Middle School in the coming months. It appears that the talks have been substantive enough, or public pressure influential enough, that the idea of merging...
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As is often the case in the Jewish world, the past year was filled with both triumphs and tribulations. With history, both local and international, unfolding before and around us, the Jewish Exponent made its own mark by celebrating its 125th anniversary. The year 5772 was a time of transitions, with local communal institutions weathering storms, reimagining themselves or changing...
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Two Philadelphia-area mem­bers of Congress who focus on health care were in the spotlight this week — one for delivering a speech on neuroscience at the Israeli Embassy, the other for receiving a prestigious award. In his Sept. 13 talk at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah of Philadelphia highlighted the need for the American and...
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Mitchell Delcau, an engineer-turned-rabbi, was in Israel studying sediment and streams in the Negev Desert when he concluded that the earth’s processes couldn’t be fully understood through science. “As a river engineer, I understand the meteorological processes and the hydrological processes of how the rain enters the earth and how water is moved through nature, how we get photosynthesis and...
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