Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

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Talks between representatives of the Perelman Jewish Day School and the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy have taken on a sense of urgency as Perelman’s board looks to decide the fate of its struggling Saligman Middle School in the coming months. It appears that the talks have been substantive enough, or public pressure influential enough, that the idea of merging...
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Congregation Rodeph Sha­lom has no immediate plans to build a new Jewish day school in the city following the completion of a feasibility study. The study found significant interest in a progressive Jewish day school, particularly within the city limits, but Rodeph Sha­lom leaders determined that the school did not have the backing needed in terms of stakeholders and fundraising...
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Nearly two dozen Pennsylvania rabbis signed on to a letter asking Gov. Tom Corbett and the State Board of Pardons to offer clem­ency to a Mount Airy man sentenced to die Oct. 3 by lethal injection. Terrance Williams, 46, was convicted in a 1986 jury trial for the June 1984 murder of Amos Norwood, also of Mount Airy. Williams lured...
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HIAS Pennsylvania has been awarded a $160,000 grant by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency in charge of immigration, to create a network of English and citizenship classes. These courses will serve a number of Philadelphia neighborhoods that are home to a high concentration of immigrants. The grant — the only one awarded to a Pennsylvania group...
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Almost a decade has passed since a suspected Nazi war criminal was granted the right to avoid deportation and remain in North­east Philadelphia. It now appears that the 87-year-old man may still face a courtroom in Germany. The German office that investigates Nazi war crimes has recommended prosecutors charge Johann Breyer with accessory to murder and that he be extradited...
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