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Annual Community Service Celebrates Thanksgiving Across Denominational Lines

Rabbi Robert Leib was preparing his welcoming remarks for Abington Ministerium’s 67th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service as he reflected on its long history. The service,...

‘National Breed of Israel’ Shows Its Stuff

From the time he was 4 weeks old, Avi was a stunner. He wasn’t much larger than the palm of David Golden’s hand, but...

Kindergarteners Learn to Read with Help from Therapy Dog

Once a week, the Kaiserman JCC Kindergarten class has a special visitor — Harley the dog. When Amy Foster, director of the Robert J. Wilf...

‘Shtetl Skills’ Workshop Series Blends Farming, Jewish Knowledge

Nati Passow grew up in what he describes as an intellectual household — his parents are professors, and his brothers are rabbis — a...

Israeli Politician Outlines Vision for Two-State Solution

With civil war in Syria, terrorist groups like ISIS and new leadership in Saudi Arabia, the political quagmire of the Middle East can seem...

ADL Youth Conference Demonstrates ‘You Can’t Hate What You Know’

The Anti-Defamation League’s 11th annual Youth Conference brought together more than 500 students and teachers Nov. 9 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, focusing on...

Rabbi’s New Leadership Role at Rodeph Shalom is Historic

Congregation Rodeph Shalom installed its new senior rabbi over the weekend of Nov. 6, but to congregants she’s been a familiar face since 2001. Rabbi...

News Briefs: New Chasidic Town; Stolen Menorah at Penn State; Ed Snider Honored

Secession Referendum for Chasidic Community Approved Monroe, N.Y., voters on Nov. 7 backed a secession referendum that will enable the Chasidic community of Kiryas Joel...

High School Students Help Out Houston

Upon seeing the destruction left in Hurricane Harvey’s wake in August, both the Greater Philadelphia and Jewish communities stepped up to help Houston residents,...

Almost All Pennsylvania Schools Now Teach About Holocaust

Three years after a bill prioritizing Holocaust instruction in Pennsylvania schools was signed, the state Board of Education reported that a commanding 90 percent...