Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774

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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
One day, the teachers and staff at Temple Sholom in Broomall noticed that their preschool students were fascinated by the spiders they saw outside during recess. This simple fascination gave the educators an idea. "Our approach is child-centered," explained Andi Lieberman, director of the synagogue's preschool. "We look and observe the interests of the children, and we try to build...
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Society to ensure long-term viability, here and around the world
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
During a reception held on Sept. 26 to honor the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Legacy Society, 130 members and their guests "visited" their designated plaques on the four Legacy Walls in the atrium of the Jewish Community Services Building, as they also heard words of praise for their investment in the future of the Jewish community. In its eighth...
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Since the year 2001, the number of people who have made aliyah has nearly doubled, according to Michael Landsberg, executive director of the Israel Aliyah Center in New York. And 3,000 people from North America are expected to immigrate to Israel this year - a number not seen since 1983. In light of such fervor, last week, eight Philadelphians -...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Users of the Yellow Pages will no longer confuse Jewish houses of worship with those of the Christian Messianic movement. Verizon removed the category headings titled "Temples & Synagogues – Jewish-Messianic" and "Temples & Synagogues – Judaic" from their SuperPages. The move came as a result of the persistence of concerned Jews like Steven L. Lubetkin, 48, a resident of...
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Talk about starting the New Year off with a blast! Attempting to gain entry into Guinness World Records for the largest amount of people in a shofar ensemble, Shaare Shamayim-Beth Judah-Beth Tefilath Israel-Rodeph Zedek Hebrew-school students and faculty hosted its first "Great Shofar Blow-Out" just days before Rosh Hashanah. According to Jacques Lurie, executive and educational director at the Traditional...
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