Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

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Giant dreidels, life-sized Judah Maccabeecut-outs and computers loaded up with Chanukah games are coming to strip malls in Montgomery, Chester and Bucks counties. Chabad Lubavitch's idea of bringing "Chanukah Wonderlands" to area malls stems from the desire to make the story of the Jewish revolt against the Syrian Greeks come alive for children during a month where all things Christmas...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia are planning "A Tribute to Ronald Krancer," on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the JCC's Kaiserman Branch in Wynnewood. The organization's annual gala is honoring the philanthropist for his longstanding commitment to the agency. "It's an obligation of good citizenship to be thinking of other people and to be charitable," said Krancer, who serves...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Soon, the floor at Temple Emanuel will turn into a sea of dreidels as the Cherry Hill, N.J., synagogue attempts to break the world record for the number of them spinning at the same time. The current record stands at 535 people simultaneously spinning dreidels, a feat accomplished by the University of Maryland Hillel in 1999. "The kids at the...
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Election Day 2005 was not supposed to have turned out like this. Outside of Philadelphia - where Democratic District Attorney Lynne Abraham was up for re-election, and two candidates were battling for the office being vacated by Democratic City Controller Jonathan Saidel - and Pittsburgh, where the top office in City Hall was up for grabs, the only major questions...
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Maverick labor leader Andrew Stern believes that America’s position as a global economic power — which has offered successive generations the proposition of a better life through hard work and diligence — is in danger of slipping away. Speaking to more than 200 business and civic leaders at a Nov. 17 lunchtime event at the Union League in Center City,...
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