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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...

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...

News Briefs: Local Rabbi Named Global Justice Fellow; Shanah Tovah from Archbishop; Maccabi Scouting...

Rabbi Named American Jewish World Service Fellow Rabbi Ariella Rosen of Temple Adath Israel in Merion Station was named one of 14 2017-18 Global Justice...

JFCS Talks Suicide Prevention with Teens and Parents Post 13 Reasons Why

Where 13 Reasons Why goes, criticism follows — and some believe it goes too far. The Netflix series, based on the 2007 book of the...

Facebook Removes Option to Target ‘Jew Haters’ with Advertisements

Facebook has disabled the ability for advertisers to target anti-Semitic interests on its platform following media inquiries that created controversy over the feature. Before the...

PA Budget Struggles Continue, Jewish Education Programs Sustained For Now

The ongoing budget crisis the state has faced since approving a spending plan in late June is full of big numbers and bigger confusion...