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Jewish Exponent Wins Six Keystone Press Awards

The Jewish Exponent won six Keystone Press Awards in the 2017 competition, including two first-place honors. The Exponent competed against other weekly newspapers throughout Pennsylvania...

Dual Citizenship American-Israeli Arrested in Connection with Bomb Threats

A 19-year-old living in Ashkelon, Israel was arrested in connection with the string of recent bomb threats to Jewish facilities in the United States...

Laughter the Best Medicine for Bob Saget’s Personal Pain

Bob Saget likes to tell the story about the dying old man who gets out of bed and goes into the kitchen for a...

Restoration Plans Announced for Mount Carmel Cemetery

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia on March 22 announced details for its plans to restore approximately 100 headstones vandals damaged in February at...

Philadelphia-born Game Show Impresario Chuck Barris Dies at 87

Chuck Barris, the Philadelphia-born game show king who claimed in his autobiography to be a CIA assassin, died March 21 at his New York...

Ty Pennington Helps JFCS Connect with Community, His Own Roots

Ty Pennington was transported back in time while Cynwyd Elementary School third graders labored over a mural adorning the Children’s Den of the Jewish...

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ a Loud Refresher on Jewish Comedy and Feminism

Miriam “Midge” Maisel was clearly a woman who knew what she wanted: “At 13 I announced I was going to Bryn Mawr College,” said...

Talk on Antiquity of Mount Carmel Illuminates Cemetery’s History

Harry D. Boonin has done a lot of research in his 80 years. He researched his own family history after his mother got a book...

Rabbi Sacks Returns to Kohelet Yeshiva With Message of Embracing Difference

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks wants people to get along. The author of more than 30 books, former chief rabbi of Great Britain and the winner...

Mapping Survey Pinpoints 553 Disturbed Headstones at Mount Carmel Cemetery

Ronen Rybowski heard the news and knew he had to do something. He had friends here, some of whom may have had loved ones...