From Darkness to Light: Women’s Mission Travels to Poland, Israel

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Dozens of women representing the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Women’s Philanthropy group traveled on a mission to Poland and Israel, who joined 18,000 participants from all over the world on the March of the Living, walking from Auschwitz to Birkenau in order to demonstrate that despite the horrors of the Holocaust, the Jewish people are alive and thriving.

JFRE Celebrates Fifth Annual Legends & Leaders Event With Record Attendance and Sponsorship

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Nearly 500 real estate professionals joined with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish Federation Real Estate group (JFRE) at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia for its Fifth Annual Legends & Leaders Event.

Magerman Gives $250K to Jewish Federation, Continues to Bolster Day Schools

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While the Kohelet Foundation and Jewish day schools are David Magerman’s passion — not to mention the recipients of what is believed to be more than $60 million of Magerman’s money in terms of grants for tuition reduction and other incentives for prospective parents — his commitment to the Jewish community goes beyond that.

Eilon Gigi: From Israel to the Urban Farmer

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For devotees of Philadelphia’s thriving restaurant scene, Eilon Gigi is a familiar face. But how does the son of Moroccan Jews who grew up in Ashdod, Israel find his way to the top of the Philadelphia restaurant world?

Torah Commands for Honoring Parents Vary — and Why

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Understanding everything in the Torah to be intentional, the sages of Jewish tradition, of course, had explanations as to why the command regarding parents is phrased differently in Leviticus than it is in both Exodus and Deuteronomy, each of which contain the Ten Commandments.

Zeekit: A New Way to Shop in 2016

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Anyone with a computer or smartphone can download an app called Zeekit and virtually try on thousands of outfits without buying them or even entering a store.

Rediscovering a Family’s Roots in New Play

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Schlueterstrasse 27 centers around a woman — playwright Andrea Stolowitz herself, in this case — tracing her family’s roots and history in Berlin after discovering her grandfather’s diary at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Synagogue Condos: If You Lived Here, You Could Be Praying by Now

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While the Orthodox population in and around the Lower East Side has shrunk considerably, the value of the properties they own are skyrocketing.

Kol Tzedek’s New Rabbi Challenges Stereotypes

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Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari, a New York native whose tenure at Kol Tzedek begins in August, spoke with the Exponent shortly after his appointment was announced.

A Land Flowing With Milk, Honey … and Water

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One of Israel’s efforts toward making its water usage more efficient and environmentally sustainable came to fruition in 2005 with the construction of the Ashkelon Desalination Plant on the Mediterranean coast. There are now four plants with a fifth scheduled to open later this year at Ashdod.