Saturday, September 5, 2015 Elul 21, 5775
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For the last 10 years of his life, George Ross poured himself into building a National Museum of American Jewish History in the thick of the city's historic Independence Mall. He lived just long enough to see his dream realized. The 77-year-old investment banker and philanthropist died from lung cancer in his Bryn Mawr home on July 8. He was,...
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For nearly eight years, Ilana Krop Wilensik served as the executive director of the Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey chapter of the American Jewish Committee. AJC is a 105 year-old organization focused on influencing policy and advocacy on Jewish issues. Last week, the Blue Bell resident stepped down from the post to become the new director of the Barn at Spring Brook...
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All Philadelphia-area members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed onto a non-binding resolution last week that threatens to curtail U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority if the authority goes through with plans to pursue Palestinian statehood through the United Nations. The resolution stated that Palestinian efforts to achieve statehood unilaterally "will harm United States-Palestinian relations and will have serious...
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Following the notion that a non-profit institution needs to be run with a business sensibility, the board of Gratz College has tapped a longtime Jewish communal fundraiser to be its next president. Joy Goldstein on June 21 was officially named the 116-year-old institution's first female president and the 10th in its history. The selection of Goldstein, who had been serving...
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While students have left schoolwork behind for summer break, administrators at Barrack Hebrew Academy are searching for a new head of school. After three years on the job, Steven Brown stepped down June 30 "to pursue other personal and professional goals," according to a letter emailed to parents last week. Ariele Klausner, president of Barrack's board of directors, wrote that...
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