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News Briefs, the Week of July 20, 2017

11-Year-Old Boy at Pennsylvania Jewish Camp Dies An 11-year-old boy attending Camp Nah-Jee-Wah in Milford, Pa., died July 10 after being hospitalized for what turned...

Jewish Women’s Archive Looks Through the Lens of Jewish Women of Color

Everyone has a voice and a story to share. And with the help of the Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA), more influential Jewish women of color...

Project Seed to Plant Torah Learning Opportunity for Two Weeks in August

There’s the Super Bowl. Or, more importantly to some, there’s the Puppy Bowl. And next month, there’ll be a new addition to the lineup:...

South Jersey Students Get Medical Education Opportunity Courtesy of Local Philanthropists

Kal Rudman has long been a household name in Philadelphia. The Central High School alum (188th class) has made a name for himself on the...

American Rabbis Brush Off Being Named on Chief Rabbinate’s ‘Blacklist’

The question of “What makes someone Jewish?” just got a whole lot dicier. More than 160 rabbis from 24 countries appeared on a list released...

Pair of Onetime Outsiders Keep Tabs on Blossoming Philadelphia Neighborhoods

From the time he arrived here 18 years ago, Alan Nochumson has had his finger on the city’s pulse. The native of Brooklyn, N.Y.’s Canarsie...

Local Hillels Introduce Freshmen to ‘Jewniversity’ in Preparation for College

While most students lament the end of summer, some area college students welcome the fall for the arrival of Jewniversity. Yes, Jewniversity. The program is...

News Briefs, the Week of July 13, 2017

Scottish Prisoners Receiving Kosher Food Apparently Influenced by Orange is the New Black More than 100 inmates incarcerated at HMP Edinburgh are receiving kosher meals...

Jewish Life a Highlight on Absecon Island

Just beyond the casino lights, Absecon Island bursts with Jewish culture. The 8.1-mile shore destination encompasses the towns of Longport, Margate, Ventnor and Atlantic City....

Choir Tour to Germany, Czech Republic Hits Educational Note

At “82 years young,” Inge Auerbacher discovered she was a big sister to nearly 60 young boys. “I told them, ‘Don’t call me grandma. Don’t...