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Unlikely Supporters? Christian Evangelicals Become Friends of Israel

Fire-and-brimstone and the rousing words of a Billy Graham, Oral Roberts or, these days, Joel Osteen are usually what comes to mind when someone...

Revisiting Roots and Remembering Ancestors

For many Ashkenazi Jews, physically returning to your roots requires crossing the ocean. For some, it’s just across the bridge. About 30 people had the opportunity...

Three Generations of Tennis Players to Compete in Israel

A family with local ties apparently will make history next month in a place where history often comes alive. That would be at the 20th...

Grants To Expand Jewish Disability Outreach

Philadelphia’s Jewish community will soon offer even more brotherly love to those with intellectual disabilities. Judith Creed Homes for Adult Independence (JCHAI) and Jewish Learning...

Gulf Interfaith Trip Connects Rabbi, Pastor and Imam

Usually suspicious emails from a pastor in Texas that read, “We’d like you to come on an interfaith trip to Abu Dhabi,” don’t turn...

Welcoming the ‘Stranger’ Concept Earns Wynnewood Native Charles Bronfman Prize

David Lubell, founder and executive director of Welcoming America, was named the 2017 recipient of The Charles Bronfman Prize, an annual award presented to...

Rabbi Joshua Waxman Prepares for Vexing Challenges as New Board President

The new president of the Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia has no illusions about his work ahead. Rabbi Joshua Waxman of Reconstructionist synagogue Or...

News Briefs, the Week of June 22, 2017

Ambulance Donated to Israel by Lansdale Woman to Honor Her Late Husband In honor of her late husband Alfred, Charlotte Stein on June 18 donated an...

80-year Friendship Continues to Stand the Test of Time

When you’ve been friends with someone for long enough, the amount of inside jokes and stories start to fill volumes. Of course, so, too,...

It Took a Long Time, but Short Hills Deli’s Finally Back

Week after week, month after month, Jerry Kaplan kept hearing the same thing. “I was here almost every day for 11 months, and people were...