Sunday, May 24, 2015 Sivan 6, 5775

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Lynn B. Edelman and Amy Purdy, JF Feature
This is the first in a monthly series of articles focusing on Jewish day schools in the Greater Philadelphia area. Each story will focus on the cutting-edge educational and extracurricular opportunities that nurture the academic and spiritual growth of each student, preparing them to take their rightful place in the Jewish community. Next month's article will spotlight the Raymond and...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Each year for the past 10 years, thousands of young people in their late teens and early 20s have participated in one of Birthright Israel's free, 10-day educational trips to the Jewish state. The hope has always been that, by the end of the journey, these Diaspora visitors will develop strong ties to the Jewish state -- and to Judaism...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Step inside the Swiss Haus Bakery on 19th Street these days, and you'll be confronted with warm smells and homey aromas. But if things go the way Jon Erlbaum hopes they will, before long, visitors will be met by warm feelings and a sense of community -- along with certain traditional cafe scents. Erlbaum serves as executive director of the...
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The decision by both the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University to suspend their undergraduate Israel study-abroad programs for the semester -- a move taken as fighting still raged in Gaza and rockets fell on southern Israel -- has triggered criticism and stirred debate on both campuses. According to the Anti-Defamation League's national office, only two other American institutions took...
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Mara Sokolsky, JE Feature
I got married in 1984, so our upcoming anniversary is that notable 25-year mark. On the one hand, it's just a number. If you hang out with someone long enough, you'll eventually rack up lots of years by the sheer passage of time. On the other hand, if you find -- as I did -- that being a connected partner...
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