Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775

Eric Berger

Staff Writer
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Millennials are more likely to have attended Jewish day school and summer camp than their parents, but that hasn't translated into feeling a strong­er connection to Israel or to their Jewish identity, a new survey says.
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An interfaith brew project is the latest joint venture for a local rabbi and priest who have found common ground in their love of beer, religion — and drinking beer while conversing about religion.
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Based on Rabbi Yehoshua Duskis’ background, you might reasonably have predicted that he would become a religious leader. But Duskis, a new rabbi at Elkins Park’s Etz Chaim Center for Jewish Studies, says becoming a religious leader was far from inevitable.
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As supplemental education programs gear up for a new year, we caught up with three young teachers in the Greater Philadelphia area to find out why they make the time to ensure that Hebrew school is more than just a dreary rite of passage.
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A Berwyn native and former star forward for Davidson College’s basketball team heads to Israel this week to start his professional career with Maccabi Tel Aviv.
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Profile

Eric Berger has been a staff writer for the Jewish Exponent since August 2012.

Prior to that he spent six months interning at the Jerusalem Post and two years as reporter and then news and online editor of the Boonville Daily News, a community newspaper in Missouri. He has also written for the St. Louis Beacon, an online newspaper covering the St. Louis area.

He is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism.

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