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Barrack Board Explains Stance, Teachers Still Opposed

In an email blast sent on March 13, Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy board President George Gordon explained that the board’s decision, announced on...

Community Briefs: KI Rabbi Honored With Rabbinic Chair and More

KI Rabbi Honored With Rabbinic Chair Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel will honor its longtime rabbi, Lance Sussman, from April 11-13 with a weekend of events,...

Academic, Lawyer Phyllis Lachs Dies at 88

Phyllis Lachs, who died March 1 at 88, was a woman ahead of her time. She spent most of her career on the faculty at...

Community Grapples With Barrack Decision

Since the school board of Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy announced it would withdraw recognition of the teachers union, also known as the JBHA...

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found at Spring Garden Subway Station

Anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist messages were found in the SEPTA Spring Garden station on Tuesday morning. The messages, written on pillars throughout a platform, called to...

Anti-Semitic Remarks From Imam Create Uproar

The Al-Aqsa Islamic Society on Germantown Avenue has come under fire in recent days after video emerged of a guest speaker, Imam Abdelmohsen Abouhatab,...

Hearing Aid Pioneer Cy Libby Dies at 98

E. Robert “Cy” Libby, a doctor, inventor and writer who rose from humble beginnings in Strawberry Mansion to become a world-renowned figure in the...

Community Briefs: Tiferet Bet Israel Hosts Bluegrass Shabbat and More

Two Synagogues Join Together for Battle of the Bands at Adath Israel The men’s clubs of Adath Israel and Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El are joining...

Jefferson Hospital Opens Shabbat Pantry

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital on March 4 cut the ribbon on a new Shabbat pantry. The pantry will allow Jewish patients and their families to...

Penn Names Design School After Stuart Weitzman

Speaking from the back of a limousine, Stuart Weitzman, for whom the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design is being renamed to recognize his...