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Penn Rabbi Wins Hillel Award

Rabbi Mike Uram, executive director and campus rabbi at Hillel of the University of Pennsylvania, will be honored June 5 at Hillel International’s annual...

BBQ Restaurant Adds Smoke to Shabbat

Jake’s Kosher barbecue aims to join challah as a must-have Shabbat staple.   The newly-opened joint on Haverford Avenue in Overbrook Park offers a rotating...

Jewish Candidates Make Strong Showing in Primaries

While it wasn't a clean sweep for Jewish candidates in the May 16 primaries, the overall showing was a strong one. Former 43-year state Rep....

Jewish Culinary Cuisines Continue to Evolve

When it comes to Jewish food, it can be defined in different ways: For Steven Cook, it was his mother’s matzo ball soup made...

Cozen Receives First Drexel Hillel Leadership Award

While attending the University of Pennsylvania years ago, about the only time Steve Cozen paid attention to neighboring Drexel University was when his father,...

News Briefs, the Week of May 25, 2017

Tourism to Israel Breaks Monthly Record in April April saw 349,000 tourists visiting Israel — a 38 percent increase from April 2016 and the most...

Move to Repeal and Replace Obamacare Could Hurt Jewish Agencies

Now that House Republicans have succeeded in approving a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, the consequences of doing...

Historian Explores Americans’ Resistance Toward World War II Jewish Refugees

Annelise Hoffman immigrated to New York from Germany. She married in the summer of 1938, and a few months later invited her father, Ernst...

Riders Clock 12 Miles to Reach a $100,000 Goal

On a cloudy May 20 morning, Harriet Saxe rode 12 miles through Philadelphia by bicycle to raise funds and awareness for adult polyglucosan body...

Campaign of Appreciation for EITC Stretches from Philly to Capitol

As any Jewish grandmother will tell you, a “thank you” note goes a long way. And, although some mothers may disagree, it’s never too late...