Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Iyyar 17, 5775

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In his relatively short political career, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak has worked overtime to reach out to local Jews. Now, as the retired Navy admiral is set to challenge Sen. Arlen Specter in the Democratic Party's primary race for the U.S. Senate, Sestak acknowledges that he faces a tough task in broadening his support in the Jewish community. But that's...
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Gratz College, the 114-year-old institution that has trained generations of religious-school teachers, has announced that, after 11 years at the helm, Jonathan Rosenbaum will be leaving his post the end of the month. The departure comes at a time when a number of traditional Hebrew colleges, much like Gratz, are to be struggling, both financially and in terms of focusing...
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On most days, Tamir Goodman -- once dubbed the "Jewish Jordan"-- was spending six hours or so on the outdoor courts with the campers, pushing them to their limits in drills and intense scrimmages. But there were no rebounds or layups on July 9, the 17th of Tammuz, which is the traditional fast day that marks the three-week mourning period...
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State budget woes have agencies crunching numbers
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When Jay Spector, president and CEO of JEVS Human Services, recently looked over yet another round of proposed state budget cuts, one particular item caught his eye -- and his angst. As part of an effort to shore up a $3.2 billion budget gap and end an impasse with the Republican-controlled State Senate, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell proposed a 4.2...
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Aaron Passman, Staff Writer
Drexel University is striving to put students to work in Israel. The university is doing that in part by reviving Israel as a destination for its co-op students to get on-the-job experience. It is also partnering with an Israeli-sponsored, long-term program that is seeking to capitalize on the current economic situation by attracting individuals who might be having trouble finding...
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