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Furloughed Workers Can Receive No Interest Loans

The Hebrew Free Loan Society of Greater Philadelphia announced that local federal workers who are unpaid during the government shutdown may apply for no-interest,...

Furloughed Jewish Workers Feel The Squeeze

“There’s no reimbursement for this interview, is there, possibly?” Informed that the Jewish Exponent does not pay for interviews, the furloughed federal employee, who asked...

Tu B’Shevat, MLK Day Has Weekend of Events

Tu B’Shevat and Martin Luther King Jr. Day both fall on Jan. 21 this year, resulting in a three-day weekend full of volunteer opportunities. Both...

Activist Announces 2020 State Senate Campaign Run

In the middle of explaining how she came to be a part of Sara Atkins’ campaign team, Abby Jones, a part-time communications professor at...

Raymond Perelman Dies At 101

Raymond Perelman, the businessman and philanthropist whose name adorns institutions across the Philadelphia area, died Jan. 14. He was 101. “We are deeply saddened by...

Lawyer Seeks Leadership Roles Both Locally, Globally

As she rises in the legal profession, Danielle Weiss sometimes feels a bit of reticence when contacting a client. She handles an array of legal...

Search for Other Matthew Shapiro Concludes

It was 2013 the first time it happened. Matthew Shapiro was living in Los Angeles, where he works as a digital director and editor, when...

Book Tours Eastern Pennsylvania Synagogues

Julian H. Preisler admits he loves synagogue architecture, having possibly photographed more in our region than anyone else. “I’m just fascinated by the diversity in...

Historic Vilna Congregation Closes for Renovations

At nearly 100 years old, Vilna Congregation will soon undergo a new chapter of its life. The synagogue recently closed in anticipation of renovations. These...

Play Aims To Capture Post-College Malaise

Adam Blum is 23, decently educated and dreams of becoming a television writer. So why is he living on his parents’ couch? And to...