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Dear Miriam | Not Getting a Rise Out of Challah

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Dear Miriam, During this holiday season, I've tried to bake challah regularly, but I find that no matter what I do, and no matter how...

Cultivating the Next Generation of Jewish Leaders

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Few things give Jewish Federation more pride than seeing young Jewish leaders realize their potential. That is why on Sept. 16 the Jewish Federation...

Dear Miriam | Spotted Lanternflies Pose Moral Dilemma

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Dear Miriam, Normally, I would try to teach my kids to be gentle with living things, starting with the idea that we don't step on...

Holocaust Escapee Gusta Fuhrmann Dies at 98

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Gusta Fuhrmann, whose family stayed out of concentration camps by making clothing for German officers and their wives, died Sept. 1. She was 98. Fuhrmann...

Keeping Schools Safe with 15,000 Masks Designed for Young Learners

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For schools and child care centers reopening in person this fall, safety is the highest priority. That means temperature checks, hand sanitizer and that...

Gerald Shur, Founder of Federal Witness Protection Program, Dies at 86

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Gerald Shur, who founded the Federal Witness Protection Program, died at Ann’s Choice Senior Living Community on Aug. 25 due to complications from lung...

Dear Miriam | Can You Opt Out of Virtual Worship?

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Dear Miriam, My synagogue is having only virtual High Holiday services this year. I absolutely support this from the public health perspective, but from a...

Main Event a Jewish Community Cornerstone

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As we head into a new year, the Jewish Federation’s Main Event is always something Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish community looks forward to attending. It’s...

Dear Miriam | What Should You Wear to a Zoom Wedding?

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Dear Miriam, What do you think is the right protocol for what to wear to a Zoom wedding? Should guests dress up or not bother? Signed, 2020...
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Jewish Federation Emergency Relief Funding Benefits Numerous Organizations in Area

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has raised more than $2.1 million in emergency relief funds to support our local communities during the COVID-19...