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Dear Miriam | How Do You Recruit, Involve Volunteers?

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Dear Miriam, I am starting a new project that requires volunteer energy to keep it going.

Passover Resource Guide: Check Out the Many Activities Available to Safely Celebrate the Holiday

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Passover comes early this year, beginning the evening of Saturday, March 27 and running through the evening of Sunday, April 4. This year, the...

Dear Miriam | Breakup Cause Shabbat Pain

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For many years, but especially during the pandemic, my partner and I celebrated Shabbat every week and all the Jewish holidays.

Tara Cherwony: The Next Generation in the Fight Against Hunger

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Jewish Relief Agency’s (JRA) warehouse once bustled with hundreds of volunteers for its monthly food packing and distribution

Dear Miriam | Why Are People Going Overboard for Passover?

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I've always thought people go kind of overboard for Passover ...

The Jewish Federation Helps JCHAI Serve Disability Population During Pandemic

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Unemployment has been at an all-time high during the pandemic. Many of those impacted include people with disabilities, like Jordyn Dannenbaum.

Dear Miriam | What’s the Etiquette for a Zoom Shiva?

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I have to go to a Zoom shiva this week. I know these have been happening for nearly a year, but this will be my first one. What usually happens at these? Is there any etiquette I should know about?

Former Pa. Budget Secretary Michael Masch Dies

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Michael Masch, financial and operations manager for Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and several colleges and universities, died Feb. 7 in Washington, D.C. He was 70. Masch served...

Connie Smukler: A Real-life Hero for the Soviet Jews

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When Israeli politician and human rights activist Natan Sharansky published “Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People,” a memoir chronicling his years of political imprisonment in Soviet Russia and life after his release, it quickly drew global acclaim.

Dear Miriam | Purim Opt-out a Possibility?

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Dear Miriam, I don't think I can stomach the forced happiness of Purim this year, the groggers over Zoom, the pandemic-themed spiels. Can I opt out?