Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775
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Just in time for last weekend's official start of summer, the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education kicked off its first family-oriented Jewish reading club. "Families are spending quality time together during the summer," said Nancy Messinger, ACAJE's director of educational resources. "It's a wonderful time to give attention to things that sort of get put aside for 'when I...
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It's on the field, in the pool and match point for the games
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After getting a defensive rebound, Jordan Freel went "coast to coast," weaving around defenders in a drive to the hoop for a seemingly easy lay-up. With quick moves, lots of hustle and a deadly accurate shot, the 12-year-old controlled the tempo of the boys championship basketball game at the Junior Maccabi Games on Sunday. "We would pass it around," explained...
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William Lashner had always dreamed of a life in which he didn't have to go to an office every day, and could simply spend his time writing and telling stories. Now, after making a few proverbial leaps of faith, the 48-year-old Abington native and father of three is living that life; he's published six novels, including the forthcoming Marked Man,...
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An insurgency within the statewide Republican Party resulted in stunning defeats for two of Pennsylvania's most powerful lawmakers, Senate Pro Tempore Robert Jubelirer (R-District 30) and Senate Majority Leader David Brightbill (R-District 48). The two men had served in office a combined 56 years. Before last week's landmark primary results, a Senate leader hadn't lost a challenge from within his...
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For Sarah Kantrovitz, walking with her family to synagogue for Shabbat services has just become a much easier task. Early last month, her local synagogue, Congregation Beth Solomon Suburban of Somerton completed an eruv , a symbolic border that marks out an area within which observant Jews can carry things like books and keys outside their homes. "I have two...
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