Saturday, February 28, 2015 AdarI 9, 5775
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
The job of establishing a branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia in the Ogontz neighborhood of the city was a tough, time-consuming process, but one that the late Philadelphia City Councilman David Cohen never abandoned. As such, the Ogontz community honored the library's longtime champion -- who died Oct. 3, 2005, at the age of 90 -- by bestowing...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
<p><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">The job of establishing a branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia in the Ogontz neighborhood of the city was a tough, time-consuming process, but one that the late Philadelphia City Councilman David Cohen never abandoned. As such, the Ogontz community honored the library&#39;s longtime champion -- who died Oct. 3, 2005, at the age of 90 -- by...
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U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-District 8) introduced a congressional resolution rebuking the University and College Union of the United Kingdom, which represents more than 120,000 educators, for voting in favor of a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. Filed by the freshman lawmaker on June 6, House Resolution 467 urges the international scholarly community, individual members of the UCU, as well...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
As part of the 80th-anniversary celebration of Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley, several original members decided to put on an impromptu performance and belt out a few tunes. Despite the passage of many years, the former students of Beth Am's Hebrew school -- then located in southwest Philadelphia -- still recalled the songs they learned, set to Broadway...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
At a conference held last month on how to make congregations more welcoming, Rabbi Philip Warmflash was heartened to see that more than 250 leaders from 42 area synagogues had come to learn what they could do to make their congregations more amenable. The event was put together by his organization, the Jewish Outreach Partnership, where he serves as executive...
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