Saturday, February 13, 2016 AdarI 4, 5776
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the central fundraising body of the local Jewish community, has approved the allocation of $22.1 million -- of which $15.7 million was unrestricted funds -- to support a wide range of initiatives, ranging from Jewish education to social services. The funding decisions were made official at Federation's July 26 board of trustees meeting. The...
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Vivian Felzer cast her first ballot for president in 1940. She went with a popular choice, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She's voted in every presidential election since and Felzer, now a registered Republican, plans to do so in November. But when Pennsylvania's new voter ID law recently went into effect, it created a bit of a problem for the 93-year-old. She...
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Is it possible that Philadelphia is home to the greatest collection of Rodins this side of Paris -- thanks to a schnauzer? According to Norma Bruns­wick, that is how the foundation for the Rodin Museum, which reopened last week after a three-year renovation, was laid. The 79-year-old Rydal resident is the granddaughter of Jules Mastbaum, the movie mo­gul/philanthropist who single-handedly...
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Students attending Muhlenberg College in Allentown will have the option to major in Jewish studies starting in fall 2013. The addition was sparked by the growth of the Jewish studies minor, which the school first began offering in 1988, administrators said in a news release. Around 25 students minored in the subject this past year, said Hartley Lachter, associate professor...
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Phyllis Rubin, Jewish Exponent Feature
In 2010, when Hannah Hen­kin was in 10th grade, she was invited to join Israel's under-20 Youth Ultimate (Frisbee) team to compete in the international world championship tournament being held in Germany. She had founded the girls' ultimate team at Radnor High School the year before and loved the sport. But to play for Israel, Hen­kin was required to demonstrate...
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