Monday, May 25, 2015 Sivan 7, 5775
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At 26,800 square feet, the building that houses Suburban Jewish Community Center-B'nai Aaron in Havertown is plenty big. Too big, in fact. With rising gas prices and a membership base that has shrunk considerably, it's simply too pricey to maintain, say synagogue leaders. Now, the congregation that's situated in Delaware County -- not far from the Montgomery County line --...
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With two major Jewish agencies in the area planning to merge, the question becomes: Will it be a perfect match or simply a marriage of convenience? Leaders of both the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education and the Jewish Outreach Partnership -- currently situated in adjacent buildings on the Mandell Education Campus in Melrose Park -- are certainly banking on...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
This is the fourth article in a Federation series on area day schools. Support for Jewish education is a core priority of the Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Past articles and photos are posted on www.jewishphilly.org on the community page. Students at Stern Hebrew High School, the only Modern Orthodox high school in the Greater Philadelphia area, divide their day equally...
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Chana Kroll, JE Feature
Perhaps the most moving moment of the recent Abrams Hebrew Academy eighth-grade trip to Israel came when the students visited Beit Halochem in Tel Aviv, a rehabilitation and recreation center for wounded soldiers and victims of terror. The young people were first shown what last year's eighth-grade class at Abrams had accomplished at the center. Thanks to a donation they...
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Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
Becki Zaritsky played the dancer Iris Kelly in Neshaminy High School's production of "Fame" this spring. Last year, she appeared in the school's version of "Thoroughly Modern Millie." But few roles have been as fraught for the graduating senior as that of college applicant. For the last few weeks, Zaritsky and her family have wrestled with a decision that hung...
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