Sunday, February 14, 2016 AdarI 5, 5776
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Meyer Markowitz wants some action: He wants you to search through your closets, poke around the basement or attic, and scrounge through drawers in search of one thing -- unused tefillin. Markowitz, 78, is leading a drive at Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell to collect tefillin -- two leather boxes filled with parchment and connected by a leather strap,...
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More than 1,000 pro-Israel advocates are set to gather in Philadelphia on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29 for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual summit. The two-day event -- to be held here for the first time -- will feature appearances by American and Israeli politicians, including former Israeli Prime Minister and current Defense Minister Ehud Barak. The Center...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
For many day-school students, it would be difficult to imagine Shabbat services held not in a decorative sanctuary, but in a small white room, where the "Torahs" are really just makeshift paper constructions, and the prayers are not led by a rabbi, but by someone no different than the rest of the congregation. Such is life in the middle of...
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Thousands of volunteers engaged in projects throughout the area Sunday as part of Mitzvah Mania, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. The Mural Arts Project (left) at the Taggart Elementary School, 400 S. Porter St., gave folks the chance to fashion a legacy to the contributions Jews have made in South Philly. The design was created by muralist...
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... from their friends: Exchange program lets teens see commonalities
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During a recent exchange program, Barrack Hebrew Academy students got the opportunity to see how similar they are to teenagers who attend school thousands of miles away from them, in the land of the tango. The two groups of teens --both wearing the unofficial "school uniform" of professional-sports jerseys or shirts with familiar brand names and, of course, jeans --...
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