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Hoarder Aunt Presents Break Fast Conundrum

Dear Miriam, My aunt is a borderline hoarder. She's invited everyone over to her house for Yom Kippur break fast. It isn't safe for my...

Dylan Jade Heller

Melissa (née Rubenstein), Maxwell and big brother Parker Heller of Philadelphia announce the birth of their daughter, Dylan Jade Heller, on July 11. Sharing in...

Free Religious School Promotes Jewish Identity, Relationships and Retention

The costs of being a young family and raising children are astronomical. After all the necessities, luxuries like additional Jewish schooling can be out of...

The Fast and the Furious: Yom Kippur and Avoiding Being ‘Hangry’

Ah, the sounds of Yom Kippur. The silence of deep prayer and meditation during services. The shuffle of feet as people sit and stand intermittently as...

Or Zarua Lifting Up, Shining Light on Boomer Community

Authenticity. Ethics. Relevance. Social action. Rabbi Shelly Barnathan has gone on more than 100 coffee dates with members of the “baby boomer, empty nester” generation...

JDC Provides Rosh Hashanah Aid to Elderly Jews in the Former Soviet Union

Impoverished elderly Jews across the former Soviet Union are expected to receive extra food and traditional holiday fare, including apples and honey, for the...

Trump Calls Iran Deal ‘Embarrassing’ in First UN Speech

President Donald Trump slammed the “embarrassing” Iranian nuclear deal, while accusing Tehran of destabilizing the Middle East, in his first speech to the United...

Holocaust Memoir ‘Rebuilt from Broken Glass’ Remains Relevant Even Today

Fred Behrend gets a kick telling school children the happiest day in his life occurred when he saw his Cologne, Germany schoolhouse burning during...

Phillies Host Jewish Heritage, and ‘Goldbergs’ Celebrations

Adam Goldberg said it felt like Chanukah as he received one gift after another at a Sept. 15 reception at City Hall. The area...

Rewriting History: Possible Effects on Seniors and Society

Recent news can be upsetting for many seniors — especially the ongoing discussions about removing statues, renaming buildings and banning books from schools and...