Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774
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Rabbi Ira F. Stone can cite one reason why Conservative congregations have been losing ground to their Reform and Reconstructionist counterparts: Many people perceive them as less open to intermarried families. Stone, the religious leader of Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel in Center City, believes that Conservative shuls need to become more welcoming not only because it's the right thing to...
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
The temperature on the morning of June 28 hovered just below 80°, but that wasn't the number B'nai B'rith Perlman Camp staffers were interested in. As children from across the Philadelphia region gathered in the parking lot of the Plymouth Meeting Mall to board the one bus headed to the Poconos camp, the eager youngsters were met by camp officials...
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Fredda Sacharow, Jewish Exponent Feature
Proceed, but with caution. That seems to be the ticket for vacationers in this summer of our financial discontent. "In the past, we haven't had to think very much about budget when we talked about travel. We just kind of decided where we wanted to go, got out The New York Times travel section and went from there. This year,...
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Sally Friedman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Sharla Feldscher couldn't believe what she was seeing and hearing last weekend on TV. "I actually stood there and blinked!" recalls Feldscher. The Voorhees, N.J., woman was not alone in being startled by the news that a painful part of her South Jersey community's past was being unearthed. The trigger: the sudden revelation that Len Jenoff had recanted his damaging...
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
Craig Hoffman is headed back to Israel because of some unfinished business. The Berwyn resident served as head coach of the United States' rowing team at the 1997 World Maccabiah Games in Israel when tragedy struck. A pedestrian bridge over Tel Aviv's Yarkon River collapsed during the opening ceremonies, killing four Australian athletes. Though the games went on and the...
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