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Logistics Make Purim Celebration a Challenge

Dear Miriam, Usually on Purim, my family dresses in costume and goes to our local synagogue to enjoy the evening megillah reading. Our scheduling as...

Community Briefs: KI Rabbi Honored With Rabbinic Chair and More

KI Rabbi Honored With Rabbinic Chair Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel will honor its longtime rabbi, Lance Sussman, from April 11-13 with a weekend of events,...

Academic, Lawyer Phyllis Lachs Dies at 88

Phyllis Lachs, who died March 1 at 88, was a woman ahead of her time. She spent most of her career on the faculty at...

JFNA Host 9th Annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day

The Jewish Federations of North America and the Religious Action Center of the Reform Movement co-hosted the ninth annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day on...

Har Zion Presents Gift to ‘Paper Clips’ High School

On Feb. 20, Har Zion Temple presented the community of Whitwell, Tenn., with a gift in honor of the 20th anniversary of the “Paper...

Take a Sephardic Intercultural Musical Journey

As a boy growing up in Be’er Sheva, Israel, Shmuel Elbaz discovered his love for the mandolin. The nimble, ringing sound of the mandolin makes...

NMAJH Hosts Benefit for Childhood Resilience Foundation

Guests gathered at the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) on Feb. 19 for dinner and a conversation to benefit The Childhood Resilience...

Terry Lawler Wins Award for Excellence in Care

Terry Lawler, medical technician and resident care associate, received the seventh annual Leah Berman Award for excellence in care and service to the residents...

Toilet Training Trying for Tot

Dear Miriam, My son was once interested in potty training and now has no interest, even with incentives. How do we get him back on...

West Pharmaceutical Services Wins Life Sciences and Bio Innovation Award

The Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce announced West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. as the winner of its Life Sciences and Bio Innovation Award. West Pharmaceutical is...