Friday, April 24, 2015 Iyyar 5, 5775

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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
For Adam Kessler, the new director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, filling the shoes of his predecessor, Burt Siegel, who retired in November after 35 years at the helm, won't be an easy task. But Kessler, 49, who assumed the post on Nov. 10, said that he's "really honored to follow in...
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In these difficult economic times, thrift is of the essence, and lots of bargains can still be found in the realm of Judaica, if you know where to look. Good books and fine works of art can usually be discovered in secondhand shops, which have managed to survive the downturn. And, if all else fails, head for the Internet. JTA...
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In these difficult economic times, thrift is of the essence, and lots of bargains can still be found in the realm of Judaica, if you know where to look. Good books and fine works of art can usually be discovered in secondhand shops, which have managed to survive the downturn. And, if all else fails, head for the Internet. JTA...
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Like most nonprofit groups, the North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry is having to do more with less in a cloudy economic climate that's showing few signs of getting sunnier. But NACOEJ is hopeful that its annual Chanukah campaign can help boost its after-school program in Israel and provide many Ethiopian-Israeli students with textbooks. The conference's "8th Night of Chanukah"...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
At about 6:30 p.m. on Monday evenings at Martins Run, "Sewing Night" begins. After dinner, about a dozen residents, all women, start trickling into the art room to get to work. Some come via walkers, others in wheelchairs. They've been gathering in this way since September to craft cotton pillow-cases for children, teenagers and women with cancer. The idea for...
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