Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Elul 24, 5776

By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
When Jena Verlin started looking at colleges last year, she was looking for a small school not too far from home with an active Jewish community. As one who regularly attends services at Congregation Adath Israel in Merion Station, the 17-year-old said that when it came to college, she didn't want to be "That Weird Girl Who Goes to Services...
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Where to stay in the hot -- as in, popular -- Jerusalem?
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Passover denotes a time when Moses pleaded to the Israelites' oppressors to "Let my people go!" As Israel continues to celebrate its independence, as well as Jerusalem Day on May 12, the summer season also begins, when the Israeli hospitality industry implores weary American Jews seeking a spiritually enlightening vacation to "Let our people come!" With this in mind, it's...
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Simon's Fund to boost testing/research into Long QT Syndrome
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Daphna Berman, JE Feature
More than five years have passed since Simon Sudman -- then just 3 months old -- took a nap and never woke up. And the more time that goes by, the more his parents become determined to prevent sudden cardiac arrest among children, which ended their son's short life without warning. Simon's Fund -- the charity they created in his...
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A Pennsylvania state senator seeking to become the state's next governor introduced a resolution last week condemning anti-Semitism on college campuses. A draft of the resolution, prepared by State Sen. Anthony Williams (D-District 8), cites recent incidents at the University of California-Irvine and Columbia University, but does not mention any here in the Keystone state. Anti-Semitic behavior on campuses across...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Rosalind and Douglas Doman had done the math, and after crunching the numbers over and over again, they came to the conclusion that sending their children to religious school was a financial burden they weren't prepared to undertake. So, like many families, they put it off. "We waited until the last moment when I knew, 'This is it -- either...
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