Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

The 13th European Maccabi Games, which concluded in Vienna on July 13, yielded medals for 10 local athletes. Philadelphia sent a delegation of 20 participants, including athletes, coaches and a team physician. They were part of Team USA, a contingent of some 115 athletes and coaches competing against other countries. The event was billed as the largest gathering of Jews...
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Coach Harrison Singer practically bounced on the sidelines, the sound of his voice as constant as the squeaking sneakers, thudding basketball and heavy breathing of his sprinting players. "Way to move without the ball," Singer, 26, shouted to his JCC Maccabi team members as they scrimmaged inside the Harriton High School gymnasium. "Guys, we have to get this stop." "You...
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Jessica Endy, JE Feature
Would a billboard with the line "Sun, Sand and Shiksas" offend or engage Jews? The question arose during advertising development for the new "Philly, What's your ISH?" project, a social-media campaign launched last week to give 18- to 35-year-old Jews in the Philadelphia area a way to explore virtually what being Jewish means to them. According to a focus group...
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Ardmore native Becks Kolins has set up residence 80 feet above ground in the branches of a tree in West Virginia as part of a grass-roots campaign to prevent mining on the mountaintop area. Kolins, 21, took a break from environmental and gender studies classes at Skidmore College in January to pursue environmental activism in the southern coal fields of...
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Diane McManus, JE Feature
When young athletes come together, as they will for the Maccabi Games to be hosted by the Kaiserman JCC from Aug. 14 to 19, it is no surprise that they have trained hard, achieved goals and come to their events well prepared. Another reality of the games -- which will bring some 1,000 teenagers from across the country and the...
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