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News Briefs, the Week of April 27, 2017

ADL Reports Anti-Semitic Incidents Up Sharply in Pennsylvania Anti-Semitic incidents in Pennsylvania increased 19 percent in the first quarter of 2017 — on the heels...

Six Million Jewish Martyrs Remembered for 53rd Year

Friends greeted each other before the ceremony began: “I didn’t know you were involved with this,” said one attendee. “My parents are survivors. I was...

AJC Forum on Oppressed Women Speaks Loudly for Those Who Are Voiceless

They called the annual American Jewish Committee (AJC) Murray Friedman Memorial Lecture April 24 “Speaking out for the Voiceless.” And listening to keynote speaker Trudy...

NMAJH Series Speaker Kathy Fields to Give Proactive Advice on Road to Success

You’ve seen the infomercials. Whether it’s Adam Levine or Katy Perry or Justin Bieber, you’ve heard celebrities talking about how touring and performing has...

Opera Man David Gvinianidze Looks to Promote the Genre

The name David Gvinianidze doesn’t roll off your tongue like an Enrico Caruso, Luciano Pavarotti or his idol, Philadelphia’s own Mario Lanza. In fact,...

iCenter Fellowship Encourages Broader Approach to Education About Israel

You know iPhones, iPads and iTunes — now meet the iCenter. Although the name could easily be that of a new Apple product, the “I”...

OROT’S 18-Year Success Story Keeps Getting Stronger

Success is the only option when it comes to OROT, the learning and developmental program developed 18 years ago to enable children with learning...

Area Jews Take Action Ahead of Climate March

The words of Dr. Seuss’ environmental tale of the Lorax may ring especially true in the Jewish community: “Unless someone like you cares a...

A Look Back: How the Jewish Exponent Covered Major Events

A mournful nation was trying to make sense of what had happened that previous Friday in Dallas when the Jewish Exponent arrived at subscribers’...

Trump Honors Holocaust in D.C.

In a somber, conventional 15-minute speech, President Donald Trump commemorated the Holocaust Tuesday in Washington by praising the survivors of the genocide of 6...