Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775

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An Israeli flag marks the oceanside home where an estimated 200 vacationers this summer bonded over communal Shabbats, frisbee on the beach and cultural programming organized by a team of volunteers and local young professional groups.
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Julia Cohen doesn't usually wear jewelry on the tennis court, but if she can find a Star of David necklace that feels comfortable enough, she says she'll wear it when she plays at the U.S. Open in Flushing, N.Y., later this month. Cohen, 23, a native of Philadelphia's Fairmount neighborhood, will enter her first Grand Slam event as a wild...
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Team Philadelphia struck gold, silver and bronze as 150 teen­agers from the region competed in this year's JCC Maccabi Games. The youths traveled to Memphis, Houston and Rockland, N.Y., to participate in a wide range of sporting events.
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SAN FRANCISCO Toby Adelman loves to put people together; she has been doing so with gusto her entire life. But earliler this summer, the 54-year-old San Jose resident outdid herself with the most extraordinary -- and personal -- connection she's ever made. Adelman donated one of her kidneys to someone she met only two weeks before the surgery, but with...
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Fans whirred and radios blared as workers hauled interior doors and painted win­dow trim in a former Bala Cynwyd church-turned-synagogue that will re-open after Labor Day as an Orthodox day school for girls. Cheryl Epstein, assistant principal of the newly named I.S. Kos­loff Torah Academy High School for Girls, surveyed the construction zone before her. At first, Epstein said, she...
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