Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

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Mordechai Shinefeld | Je Feature
Protesters chanted, waved signs and marched around City Hall in downtown Philadelphia, a group of Jewish organizers staged an unusual approach to social activism: They davened the Yom Kippur Kol Nidre service. Next to Emlen Etting's abstract "Phoenix Rising" sculpture, and beneath the watchful eyes of helmeted police officers patrolling the street above, some 100 worshipers gathered in a recessed...
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Members of Federation's Men's and Women's Cabinet opened their program year with an evening at the National Museum for American Jewish History. Cabinet members participate in monthly text studies with a local rabbinic educator; attend monthly dinners with leading scholars in the national Jewish community; and enjoy Shabbat celebrations with other cabinet families. Regional and national cabinet members also serve...
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Current and prospective members of Jewish Federation Real Estate (JFRE), the Federation affinity group for real estate industry professionals, gathered for a breakfast program at the recently renovated Temple University Performing Arts Center. The Center, formerly the Baptist Temple, preserves much of the stained glass and art of the original structure. According to guest speakers Temple President Ann Weaver Hart...
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As one of 12 members of the Congressional Supercommittee tasked with trimming more than $1 trillion from the national budget over 10 years, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey's calendar is pretty full these days -- especially considering that the Nov. 23 deadline is fast approaching to get a deal done. Still, officials at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia have managed...
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Israel has always been a mainstay in Libby Lenkinski's life. Her mother grew up there and, as a child, she visited relatives living on kibbutzim in picturesque northern Israel.
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