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A High Holiday Message from Federation’s President

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The High Holidays "offer all of us the opportunity to become better people and to make our community a better place for us and...
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Activists Prepare for Climate March

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Local Jewish environmentalists of all ages are heading to New York City to advocate for action on climate change. Michelle Marks, 67, stood out in...
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A.J.’s New Rabbi Found Her Calling

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From youth group activisim to Adath Jeshurun's pulpit, Rabbi Rachel Kobrin aims to foster Jewish learning, social justice and soulful prayer. Editor’s Note: This is...
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Warming to the Idea

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With the convergence of the Shmita and our High Holiday introspection of what we can do better in the coming year, we should be...
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70 Years Later, Missing Private Comes Home

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Bernard Gavrin was killed in action in Saipan in 1944. Thanks to a Japanese team of researchers, the Pentagon and DNA science, his remains...
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Saying Goodbye to Sendak Memorabilia

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News that Philadelphia’s Rosenbach Museum would lose the bulk of its beloved Sendak memorabilia hit hard for a former Exponent editor, who admits her...
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Saying Shalom to the Sholom Aleichem Club

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The club, which served for more than 50 years as an outlet for secular Jews to maintain their identity, will soon disband. If the ever-dwindling...
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Hebrew Loan Society Still Going Strong After 30 Years

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The group has granted more than 1,400 interest-free loans to area residents, totaling nearly $3 million — and it has more to lend. By Jan...
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The Jewish Imperative to Tackle Climate Change — and Four Ways to do It

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Thousands of demonstrators are planning to descend on New York City to demand urgent action on climate change. JERUSALEM — Two days before the U.N. Climate Summit, demonstrators, including...
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ISIS-inspired Lone Wolves Seen as Posing ‘Significant’ Threat to Jews

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Extremists returning from the Iraq-Syria arena may seek to target Jewish institutions abroad. WASHINGTON — Jewish institutions, which have faced attacks in recent years by...