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Common Ground

The General Assembly of Jewish federations produced a few surprises this year.

If Aryeh Scheinberg were your typical Orthodox rabbi, the Jewish community of San Antonio would be engulfed right now in an ugly fight that would leave everyone a loser, most of all the children. But Scheinberg isn't typical, and the Jews of south Texas are at peace. Last August the community opened its spanking-new "campus," bringing the Jewish federation, family service, community center and San Antonio's sole Jewish day school under one $18 million roof. "It's an amazing place," says Pat Tonkin, who had become the day school's headmistress in July. "We're all in it together."

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