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Ty Pennington Helps JFCS Connect with Community, His Own Roots

Ty Pennington was transported back in time while Cynwyd Elementary School third graders labored over a mural adorning the Children’s Den of the Jewish...

JEVS Celebrates 75 Years of Breaking Down Barriers

Mohammad Al-Juboori was just 19 years old in 2006 when he took the job — as an interpreter with the U.S. Marine Corps —...

PJFF CineMondays Series Kicks Off With a Fight Against Patriarchal Power

When Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival’s CineMondays series opens March 20, viewers are in for a feel-good treat. In September 2016, The Women’s Balcony opened in...

A Century Can’t Separate the Reverberations Felt Now by ‘1917’

“Does the United States have a responsibility to defend other nations?” “Is it patriotic to criticize the government?” In retrospect, these are the simple questions asked...

Talk on Antiquity of Mount Carmel Illuminates Cemetery’s History

Harry D. Boonin has done a lot of research in his 80 years. He researched his own family history after his mother got a book...

Cohens Take Reins as Jewish Federation Campaign Co-Chairs

Ask Melissa Greenberg, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s chief development officer, why the organization chose Rhonda and David L. Cohen as its new campaign...

Kohelet Foundation Awards Grant to Wynnewood-Area Shuls for Publicity Content

The Kohelet Foundation has awarded Chabad of Penn Wynne and Congregation Beth Hamedrosh a $20,000 grant to develop promotional content for the heavily Jewish...

News Briefs, the Week of March 16, 2017

Foxman Torah Institute Raises $500,000 During 24-hour Campaign The Foxman Torah Institute, a Chofetz Chaim Yeshiva High School in Cherry Hill, N.J., said it raised...

Rabbi Sacks Returns to Kohelet Yeshiva With Message of Embracing Difference

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks wants people to get along. The author of more than 30 books, former chief rabbi of Great Britain and the winner...

Mapping Survey Pinpoints 553 Disturbed Headstones at Mount Carmel Cemetery

Ronen Rybowski heard the news and knew he had to do something. He had friends here, some of whom may have had loved ones...