Friday, March 27, 2015 Nisan 7, 5775

The economy may be down, but spirits are up at the Jewish Exponent, which took home 10 awards from various journalism contests for work done in 2008. The Pennsylvania Newspaper Association bestowed two honors on the Exponent at the organization's annual Keystone Press Awards dinner, which was held last month in Gettysburg, Pa. The staff took home second place for...
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There are bracelets for nearly every cause these days, jump-started by one of the originals -- the Lance Armstrong "Livestrong" yellow rubber bracelets to raise awareness for cancer. Locally, Tikvah/Advocates for the Jewish Mentally Ill just unveiled a bracelet that recognizes their platform. Handmade from semiprecious stones, natural stones, silver and metal, the bracelets will help raise money for the...
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Teachers at the preschool and kindergarten of Adath Israel in Merion Station and the Early Childhood Education Center of Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell have been chosen by the Legacy Heritage Institute to participate in an early-childhood education pilot program affiliated with Gratz College. The three-year program, to begin in September, will provide these teachers with 18 credit hours...
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In one form or another, the Vaad: The Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia has existed for more than 100 years. But with the departure last summer of its director of the past eight years, Rabbi David Gutterman, coupled with the absence of funding from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, it seemed likely that the institution was down for...
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Jerry Sorkin has never shied away from the hot spots of the world. Which is why it was not surprising to find the former local rug dealer in Iran this week, with a front-row seat for the Islamic nation's elections and its tumultuous aftermath. For years, Sorkin sought his wares in the remotest corners of the world, traveling throughout the...
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