Saturday, July 26, 2014 Tammuz 28, 5774

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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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With donations down, what will happen to various groups, programs and services?
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Before the financial crisis hit, all signs pointed upward for Moving Traditions. The national organization -- founded four years ago and based in Jenkintown -- fosters Jewish identity through the lens of gender. It had expanded its signature program, "Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing!," far beyond its local roots, establishing groups throughout the country. And donors appeared willing to...
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Jewish law is pretty clear on the matter of human remains: If you're a Kohen, you don't go anywhere near the deceased. If you're not a Kohen, then a visit to the cemetery is no problem. But exploring an ancient burial cave filled with skeletal remains -- just for the thrill of it? Not so kosher! Still, I couldn't resist...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Summer is creeping up. While your friends are too busy and can't get away, and your married friends are off with their families down the shore, there are plenty of opportunities for singles to travel -- both foreign and domestic. If you're waxing nostalgic about those simpler days of youth -- with summer camp filled with sports, swimming, hiking, arts-and-crafts...
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Former Schmidt's site revitalized, enhancing Northern Liberties' profile in progress
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
In a dream-pursued, dream-realized venture, real estate developer Bart Blatstein, founder and president of Tower Development, Inc., the city's leading development company, last weekend unveiled to the public his much awaited and heralded Piazza at Schmidt's, located at Second Street and Germantown Avenue in Northern Liberties. With crowds of young and old in attendance, the 80,000-square-foot, open-air plaza, styled after...
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