Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774
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Jan L. Apple , JE Feature
Once upon a time, neighborhoods and the communal feelings they evoked were an integral part of people's lives, whether it was asking a neighbor for a ride to the doctor's office or walking down the street on a summer evening to play a game of cards. But times have changed. In today's fast-paced, high-tech society, the elderly, in particular, have...
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In honor of a child, kids do what they do best: eat dessert!
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Jeffrey Kahan has many pictures of his youngest son, Joshua. By far, his favorite remains a simple snapshot of a still-healthy boy relishing an ice-cream cone. In April 1997, Josh was diagnosed with leukemia - the No. 1 disease killer of American children between the ages of 1 and 14. Five months later, shortly before his third birthday, Josh succumbed...
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Demanding better health benefits and higher salaries, employees of the Golden Slipper Health and Rehab Center, a Jewish nursing home in Northeast Philadelphia, took to the picket line at the stroke of midnight on the first day of July, the date that marked the expiration of their five-year contract. Part of the National Union of Hospital and Health-Care Employees, the...
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When her daughter's engagement was broken, Kay Goodstadt looked no further than her own college education and work experience as a way to comfort the young, bummed-out former fiancée. With a degree in health and sexual education from Temple University - and two decades of work as a makeup artist - Goodstadt offered her 25-year-old a professional going-over. "We took...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
The decadent gourmet cheesecake topped with fresh blueberries and raspberries Barbara Shotz heartily enjoyed may have been a far cry from the prepackaged meals that she and other volunteers from the JCC Klein Branch deliver to needy seniors. But while the dessert and lavish June 23 party at the Inn at Penn entertained Shotz, she appreciated even more the event's...
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