Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775

By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Last Wednesday evening, Jews between the ages of 21 and 40 met and mingled at the Gershman Y during an event billed as a "Taste of the New Year." Co-sponsored by several local groups, the program combined kosher wine tastings -- served by young congregants from Center City synagogues -- and a getting-to-know-you opportunity just in time for the upcoming...
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Unseasonably muggy weather for mid-September couldn't keep more than 500 people -- students, alumni, parents, teachers and Jewish communal members -- from celebrating an event 21 months in the making: the dedication of the new home for the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy on the site of the former American College in Bryn Mawr. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia...
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Even with a dipsy-do dollar, Zurich and St. Moritz offer exhilaration as the coin of the realm
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
f you had a month to wander around Switzerland, you would realize there is nothing "neutral" about it when it comes to its appeal as a destination. In fact, it is decidedly fabulous. Cheese and chocolate notwithstanding (and they are as exquisite as you would expect), well-being and joie-de-vivre are Switzerland's greatest assets -- from museum-grade jewelry and watches to...
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Amid controversy, just how good -- or bad -- is the supply now being offered up?
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
While many area residents are getting in their last licks at the Jersey shore, or enjoying a frolic in parks or traveling overseas, a constant battle is being raged right now, not only to maintain the blood supply in the Philadelphia-New Jersey region, but to make sure there is no contamination in the blood that is donated. And if there...
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By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
The Sept. 11 attacks were overwhelmingly tragic events in this country's recent history; and yet the U.S. military action that followed two years later has brought misery, either directly or indirectly, to people elsewhere in the world, most notably to the already downtrodden, forgotten and desperately poor women -- particularly widows -- of Afghanistan. Their plight, which has mostly gone...
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