Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774
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Bitter cold air swept into Moishe House on a recent Friday evening as 23-year-old Deborah Shroder hobbled through the front door on crutches, somehow managing to climb the steps to the living room on her knees while carrying a sack of cookies in one hand. Even with the weather and a sprained ankle working against her, this is Shroder's home...
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Tribe 12 has selected 11 young professionals for its second class of "social entrepreneurs" who will begin learning how to turn their ideas into viable businesses in the new year. The training is run in conjunction with PresenTense, which has expanded its original summer institute in Jerusalem to several U.S. cities. Grant funding from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feture
Chanukah 1996. Jeremy Cowan loaded up a car he borrowed from his grandmother with cases of beer he'd brewed, hoping that a few bars and stores would actually buy it. But with a bearded rabbi as its logo and the name He'Brew, Cowan's beer, though a tasty product, was a hard sell. From these humble San Francisco beginnings, Cowan has...
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Fourteen years ago, the late Annabel Lindy had a vision. She wanted to create some sort of platform to connect Jews in their 20s and 30s. It didn't matter what form it took; in fact, she reportedly believed, it should change with the times to meet that generation's needs.
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Young professionals and college students still thirsty for learning after Limmud can find all sorts of "Topics on Tap" brewing at a Center City bar. For 10 weeks this spring, participants cram into the upstairs room at the Raven Lounge for free sessions on subjects ranging the gamut of Jewish life. The program has evolved since it started 21/2 years...
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