Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774
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Coach Harrison Singer practically bounced on the sidelines, the sound of his voice as constant as the squeaking sneakers, thudding basketball and heavy breathing of his sprinting players. "Way to move without the ball," Singer, 26, shouted to his JCC Maccabi team members as they scrimmaged inside the Harriton High School gymnasium. "Guys, we have to get this stop." "You...
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Jessica Endy, JE Feature
Would a billboard with the line "Sun, Sand and Shiksas" offend or engage Jews? The question arose during advertising development for the new "Philly, What's your ISH?" project, a social-media campaign launched last week to give 18- to 35-year-old Jews in the Philadelphia area a way to explore virtually what being Jewish means to them. According to a focus group...
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Once a month for the last 53 years, Elkins Park resident Jerry Older joined fellow members of the Judaic Lodge to share a meal, play a round of poker and discuss which charities to support. Like so many other Jewish organizations, however, lodge membership ranks thinned dramatically over the years. Trustees began anticipating the end about 15 years ago, said...
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When William Jaird Levitt first established Levittown, Pa., in the 1950s, he set aside land to house schools, churches and synagogues. More than five decades later, the only remaining Jewish house of worship in the planned community is poised to close its doors. Temple Shalom recently signed an agreement of sale with Easter Seals of Southeastern Pennsylvania, a nonprofit organization...
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Cardinal Justin Rigali's responsibilities extended far beyond the Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia and it wasn't uncommon for him to fly to Vatican City twice in a month. So the fact that he attended many of the meetings of the Religious Leaders Council of Greater Philadelphia -- which the cardinal helped launch in 2006 -- spoke volumes about his commitment to...
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