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Kids forego Jewish coming-of-age parties to build playground for other kids

Kids forego Jewish coming-of-age parties to build playground for other kids

CHICAGO -- When North Side Lakeview neighborhood youths Ariana Handelman and Marc Luban have their bat and bar mitzvahs this fall and turn 13, they won't celebrate with an extravagant party at a hotel or country club. Instead, Ariana and Marc are building a playground next to Bright Star Church in the Bronzeville neighborhood south of downtown. "We came up with the ...

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