Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Tammuz 13, 5775

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The Jewish Relief Agency now has a new place to store and sort the thousands of cans and boxes of food it hands out each month to low-income Jewish families in the Philadelphia area. On Nov. 29, the JRA moved into a new warehouse at 10980 Dutton Road, at the corner of Comly and Dutton roads in the Northeast, reported...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Just 13 years after first holding prayer sessions in rented space or in congregants' homes, Kehilat HaNahar, The Little Shul by the River, is close to reaching a $250,000 fundraising goal to upgrade its facilities. The New Hope synagogue is planning to use the money to put on a new roof, repave a worn driveway and blacktop the parking lot,...
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In the Dec. 6 story, "And the Oil Lasted Eight Nights ... Let's Hear More About Chanukah," Rabbi Robyn Frisch was misidentified as rabbi educator at Rodeph Shalom in Center City. She currently teaches adult-education classes at several locations in the Philadelphia area.
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One year after the release of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group Report, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia presented its highest honor to the two longtime Washington power brokers who led the commission. That report had plenty to say not only about Iraq, but about Israel and its ongoing conflict both with the Palestinians and with Syria. The publication, in...
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The Mitzvah Food Pantry, a network of five pantry locations and one food-distribution only site throughout Greater Philadelphia, has changed its name to the Mitzvah Food Project. According to Mitzvah Food Project associate Drisana Davis, the name was changed to reflect the "breadth of hunger-relief services we offer, as well as the project's plans to expand its efforts to raise...
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