Thursday, September 29, 2016 Elul 26, 5776

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Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
We'll always have Paris -- as well as New York, Rome and London. For this reason, it's time to hit the road less traveled on our vacations this year. From the perspective of a travel reporter, there are 10 destinations of Jewish interest that stand out, as they represent experiences that combine a mix of glamour, adventure and evidence our...
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Health care group connects patients to Philly doctors
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Rachel Levy Lesser, JE Feature
An Israeli veteran recently underwent a liver transplant in Philadelphia. He stayed in the city for two months, and is now thriving back in his home country. The operation, paid for by the Israeli military, was made possible by Philadelphia International Medicine. PIM, a health organization that links patients from around the world to leading physicians and hospitals in Philadelphia,...
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Three charitable organizations -- the Neubauer Family Foundation, the Foundation for Jewish Camp and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia -- have joined forces to make attendance at Jewish overnight camps more affordable for families in the Greater Philadelphia area. The 2010 Overnight Camp Incentive Program will provide a grant of up to $1,000 to 185 first-time campers, ages 8...
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Germantown Jewish Centre has launched a "Green Mezuzah Havurah," a new group devoted to sustainability and lessening the carbon footprint of its members. The idea came in part from Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin, founder of the Baltimore Jewish Environmental Network, who spoke at the local synagogue in the spring and urged members to create small groups dedicated to environmentalism. During...
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Vilnius echoes its Jewish past, with ghosts as guides
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Norma Davidoff, JE Feature
For hundreds of years, Vilnius, Lithuania, in Northern Europe, was such a distinctive place of Jewish heritage, that it was known as the "Jerusalem of the North." Today, rid of its invaders -- the Poles, Scandinavians, Germans and Russians -- it's also almost entirely devoid of its Jews. Yet it is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Jewish visitors will...
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