Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Av 13, 5775

By:
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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Local philanthropist and communal activist Irvin Borowsky, 83, was recently recognized by The Wall Street Journal in its Encore feature series for his "post-retirement" work with the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia. Borowsky, a first-generation American born to Polish émigrés, founded the museum off Second Street in Old City in January 2000 to help defuse prejudice and bigotry in the...
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