Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774
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<div id="articlecontent"><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">The Jenkintown-based Jewish Reconstructionist Federation, the movement&#39;s congregational arm has moved one step closer to merging with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote. </span> <p><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">Proponents have said that a unified group could better serve synagogues and promote awareness of a distinct brand of Judaism. And the hope is that a restructuring would cut costs. </span></p> <p><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">At...
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Gerda Weissman Klein, a Holocaust survivor with a Narberth-based educational foundation bearing her name, will be honored by President Barack Obama with a Medal of Freedom. Klein, who survived the notorious death march at the end of World War II and married her American liberator, has "spoken to audiences of all ages and faiths around the world about the value...
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Maddy Braun hardly spent any time in synagogues when she was growing up. Despite that, the Lafayette Hill resident says Jewish values are reflected in everything she does. That, she says, comes from her family's longstanding commitment to Der Arbeter Ring -- the Workmen's Circle. Like her parents, she grew up learning Jewish customs, songs and even Yiddish at a...
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
Carpenter David Campbell originally wanted to name his new business "From Sperm to Worm." But decorum prevailed. Still, the rejected name, eventually replaced with "The WoodsMyth" ( www.thewoodsmyth.com ) , does do a good job summing up the man's calling: He creates unusual wood items for every step in the life cycle, from cradles to his most popular item, caskets...
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University of Pennsylvania freshman Josh Cooper says that he's tired of always hearing about politics every time Israel comes up in news or conversation. So when the 19-year-old heard that local Palestinian-rights activists were attempting to turn hummus into a political pawn, he knew he had to do something. The activists, about two dozen members of the newly formed Philadelphia...
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