Saturday, April 18, 2015 Nisan 29, 5775
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Because its members began moving away from the area to be closer to family, the Philadelphia-based Lena L. Orlow Chapter of Jewish Women International resolved to cease operations in 2006. However, when the members realized that cash still remained in the group's treasury, they decided that it should benefit others locally in some appropriate manner, rather than being diverted into...
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When Shirley Rachlin started Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel's Richard E. Rudolph Jr. preschool program back in 1957, she aimed to provide the two dozen students under her watch with an arena for hands-on learning experiences. So the Wyncote resident, now 81, had the children bake hamantashen, make puppets, celebrate Shabbat and sing songs with the rabbi, among other activities. The...
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A handful of Hebrew books sat haphazardly on the mostly empty shelves. No family photos adorned the walls or rested on the desk in Rabbi Avraham Shmidman's new office in Lower Merion Synagogue. He's got plenty of each to choose from; there just hasn't been much time for office decorating. On Aug. 6, Shmidman and his family moved to the...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Though 4-year-old Ben Sinrod was not much larger than the cardboard box he awkwardly clutched to his chest, he carried it, with wobbly legs, across the warehouse with a wide smile on his face. First, someone had placed a glass jar of gefilte fish in his box, then someone else dropped in beet borscht, grape juice, and, by the time...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
When he played football for Council Rock High School North several years ago, Noah Gross had a difficult decision to make once the High Holidays rolled around. Even though school was closed on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, his team still had practice. But being an observant Jew, he decided that it was best to skip the drills and go...
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