Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Iyyar 17, 5776

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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame chair Stephen Frishberg tells a story of recently bumping into a current member of the Philadelphia Phillies on the street. While making small talk, Frishberg said that the Phillies' general manager, Ruben Amaro Jr., was among this year's inductees. The player was surprised, according to Frishberg -- not because of the honor, but because...
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Chana Kroll, JE Feature
Perhaps the most moving moment of the recent Abrams Hebrew Academy eighth-grade trip to Israel came when the students visited Beit Halochem in Tel Aviv, a rehabilitation and recreation center for wounded soldiers and victims of terror. The young people were first shown what last year's eighth-grade class at Abrams had accomplished at the center. Thanks to a donation they...
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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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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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Recent stock-market declines have affected virtually every sector of the economy, but the impact on retirement accounts has been the most worrisome for many people. Retirement accounts have lost about $2 trillion over the past two years due to market declines, according to Congressional Budget Office estimates. But don't despair! There are steps you can take now to protect your...
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