Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775

Eric Berger

Staff Writer
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In five years, Mekor Habracha has mushroomed from an informal prayer group to full-blown Center City shul with more than 250 members, many of them young urbanites looking to explore a more observant lifestyle.
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Jeremy Cowan, the founder of Shmaltz Brewing Company, has taken inspiration from Judaism and Jewish texts to craft a number of beers with unusual and eye-catching names.
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An Israeli Muslim and a Jew insist that informal meetings and discussions like they have together are key to reaching greater understanding among different peoples.
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Jewish advocates for gay marriage welcomed the introduction of a bill aimed at legalizing same-sex marriage that two state legislators from the Philly area announced in Love Park this week.
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An agreement was recently formalized to merge the the Passover League with the Golden Slipper Club and Charities, signaling the end of an era for a group that was founded 80 years ago.
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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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