A Historic Moment

Twenty-five years ago this week, some 250,000 Jews descended on Washington to demand freedom for their brothers and sisters trapped in the Soviet Union.  Twenty-five...

Penn Libraries Receive $8.5 Million Judaica Collection

The University of Pennsylvania library system has received a private donation of more than 11,000 items of Judaica documenting the social and economic development...

The Secret Summer

  NYUK, NYUK, NYUK The small office park tucked off of Bethlehem Pike in Ambler gives no outward indication that it contains the DNA for at...
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Thinking Twice About 
Bubbe Meises

  Are you wary of black cats, first steps, empty ovens and opened ladders? Do you smell the Havdalah candle after it is extinguished? Do...
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The Secret Life of Letters

  If God wrote you a letter, would you read it? Well, God did, and you have. The letter is the Torah. For centuries, Jews...
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Changing Tomorrows

Giving means caring for others, helping them by adding to their lives in all sorts of ways.
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Coming Together to Make the Difference

Giving is another cornerstone of Jewish life, and Philadelphians have made a difference  for more than 100 years by assisting others with their time and money. 
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Marc Erlbaum

  Marc Erlbaum In 2000, 30-year-old Marc Erlbaum stood in a BJ’s Wholesale Club and wondered what to buy. In the parking lot, a U-Haul truck...
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Madison Stern

  Madison Stern Not just anybody gets a “mazel tov” from the president of the United States. This somebody is Madison Stern, a 16-year-old from Voorhees,...
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Joe and Connie Smukler

  Joe and Connie Smukler If you’ve been to a major Jewish communal event in Philadelphia over the past 40 years, chances are you’ve spotted Connie...