Sunday, July 13, 2014 Tammuz 15, 5774
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In Israel, a recent survey showed that 40,000 children - at lease 1.5 percent of the total child population - are victims of parental incompetence, cruelty, neglect or emotional, physical and sexual abuse. However, the problem has existed, along with denial and lack of public awareness, for a much longer time, and led to the founding of ELI in 1979...
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The future of the Ten Commandment tablets now ensconced in the Jewish Community Services Building on Arch Street is quite clear: They'll hang in the Center City foyer for years to come. What remains a mystery, however, is their past. According to the donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, the two white-marble decalogues with gold lettering - about 42 inches...
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It's time to make phone calls - and make a difference. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Super Sunday - the largest, single day of volunteerism and fundraising in the Jewish community - will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12. "Super Sunday is an opportunity to be part of a community-wide effort to raise millions of dollars for Jewish education,...
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Five years ago, several adult members of Adath Israel in Merion Station realized that the Conservative congregation had let its United Synagogue Youth chapter lapse into inactivity. A group of eighth-graders, alerted to the problem, decided to take up the task and restart the chapter; among them was Matan Silberstein, who became the group's president. Now 18 and set to...
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The Kaiserman JCC in Wynnewood celebrates the 15th anniversary this year of what some would call a turning point in how local Jews viewed and utilized the center - the opening of the Conston Fitness Center. "With the new center, people became connected and the size of the summer-camp enrollment grew dramatically," said Amy Krulik, spokeswoman for the Jewish Community...
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