Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Iyyar 2, 5775

By:
Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
In a push to provide more in-depth education to clergy and professionals who work with the elderly, the Helen Bader Foundation in Milwaukee has given a $74,215 grant to Hiddur: The Center for Aging and Judaism at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote. Much of the grant money will go to fund a three-year pilot program that aims to train...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Jalda Rebling lives in Berlin, and her mother survived the Holocaust. Yet Rebling, who works as a cantor, doesn't want to think only of the past. "The trauma of the Shoah is in our bones, our DNA," Rebling wrote in an e-mail. "But we cannot build up a future in only looking backwards. For my children and grandchildren, I want...
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By:
Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
It was a situation that practically begged for some good old-fashioned humor. After all, filling nearly every seat in the auditorium of the Jewish Community Services Building in Center City for the 25th annual Jewish Law Day earlier this month were attorneys, male and female, young and old, as far as the eye could see. They had gathered for social,...
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With a strict exercise regiment that includes stretching, leg extensions and deep knee bends, it may be hard to believe that Eleanore Serinsky is 91 years old. Often working out with her 94-year-old husband Michael, she insists that her fitness program -- coupled with a healthy diet -- is the key to the twosome's living such a long life. And...
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By:
Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Programs like the Alexander Muss High School in Israel and Birthright Israel are designed to teach young Jews more about their homeland. As such, participants spend time exploring major historical sites -- Masada, the Western Wall -- and absorbing the past, from the birth of Zionism to the roots of the Arab-Israeli crisis. But the Common Ground Mission -- a...
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