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Jewish Exponent Wins Six Keystone Press Awards

The Jewish Exponent won six Keystone Press Awards in the 2017 competition, including two first-place honors. The Exponent competed against other weekly newspapers throughout Pennsylvania...

Dual Citizenship American-Israeli Arrested in Connection with Bomb Threats

A 19-year-old living in Ashkelon, Israel was arrested in connection with the string of recent bomb threats to Jewish facilities in the United States...

Laughter the Best Medicine for Bob Saget’s Personal Pain

Bob Saget likes to tell the story about the dying old man who gets out of bed and goes into the kitchen for a...

Area Synagogues Hope Combined High School Approach Pays Off

This used to be the norm: After becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, the boy or girl would continue their Jewish education through either...

Kidney Disease Victims Searching for a Renewal of Life; Awareness Event March 26

Eric Stone truly believes this will have a happy ending. His wife, Rachel, has spent the last two years on dialysis because of kidney disease,...

Suicide Prevention Training Slated at Or Hadash on March 26 to Teach About Warning...

Suicide remains a leading cause of death in the United States, but mental health providers are always looking for ways to reduce the number. One...

New Fresh Grocer on Monument Road Offers Large Dedicated Kosher Section

Everyone expects a supermarket to be busy on a Sunday afternoon, but the new Fresh Grocer on Monument Road, which opened on March 2,...

Lifetime of Volunteering Began Because of Kindness to a Relative Many Years Ago

Penny Parker doesn’t remember when or why she and her late husband, Harold, got involved with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. But once...

News Briefs, the Week of March 23, 2017

Jake Tapper Awarded for ‘Relentlessness’ CNN’s Jake Tapper, who was raised in Queen Village and educated at Akiba Hebrew Academy (now Jack M. Barrack Hebrew...

Restoration Plans Announced for Mount Carmel Cemetery

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia on March 22 announced details for its plans to restore approximately 100 headstones vandals damaged in February at...