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At 30, YJLC Rafting Weekend Now Competing with Technology

When Lou Balcher began running the Young Jewish Leadership Concepts (YJLC) Pocono Rafting Weekend down the Lehigh River 30 years ago, nobody had cellphones...

News Briefs, the Week of July 27, 2017

Manischewitz to Close Newark, N.J. Plant, Lay off 169 The Manischewitz Co. said it will lay off 169 employees at a Newark, N.J., plant and...

Doctoral Candidate Explores History of ’70s-Era Abortions in Jewish Elkins Park

Is Judaism pro-choice or pro-life? The answer is rather nuanced, and personal. As opposed to many vocal Catholic or Christian organizations, Jewish law states that life...

Judge Receives Inaugural Award from Penn Law

Harold Berger was used to the questions. As the only Jewish student in Archbald High School in Lackawanna County, he understood his classmates’ curiosity. “It...

Mom of Five: Facing Arrest Worth the Fight for Health Care

It’s not every day that your family is proud of you for getting arrested. Sara Atkins said goodnight to her kids before leaving Wynnewood for...

Islamic Nonprofit Raises Money for Jewish Cemeteries, Can’t Find a Taker

Contrary to published reports, Islamic nonprofit organization Celebrate Mercy has every intention of fulfilling its $100,000 financial pledge to help restore the Jewish Golden...

Commemorating Lives Lost in AMIA Bombing Continues as AJC Mission

Daniel Loza will always remember what he was doing on July 18, 1994. He was a 23-year-old law student in Buenos Aires when the Asociación...

Elkins Park Fire Takes Lives of Roy and Helen Finestone

Things are already back to “normal” along the 600 block of Spring Avenue in Elkins Park, just up the road from the Elkins Park...

News Briefs, the Week of July 20, 2017

11-Year-Old Boy at Pennsylvania Jewish Camp Dies An 11-year-old boy attending Camp Nah-Jee-Wah in Milford, Pa., died July 10 after being hospitalized for what turned...

Jewish Women’s Archive Looks Through the Lens of Jewish Women of Color

Everyone has a voice and a story to share. And with the help of the Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA), more influential Jewish women of color...