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Matchmaker, Matchmaker Made a Match for Kidney Transplant

Most emails from your synagogue regarding donations call for canned foods or used clothes. But sometimes, it’s for a living organ. In December 2014, Marc Silverman,...

Young Israeli Burn Victim Gains Community Support Ahead of Bar Mitzvah

Standing on the bimah during a Bar Mitzvah is a significant moment for any young boy-turned-man, but it is even more so for Laizer...

Dentist Helps Ferment a Brewing Empire

It started with an email. Andy Rosen had been a beer enthusiast for years, even homebrewing his own concoctions after he realized there was more...

$32 Billion State Budget Renews Security for Jewish Day Schools

What has been a contentious will-they, won’t-they battle in the Pennsylvania General Assembly has now given many a brief sigh of relief. A threat to...

Last South Philadelphia Conservative Synagogue Continues to Survive

YPC Shari-Eli may not have held a large event since service leader Joe Costin’s 1999 Bar Mitzvah, but you can still trust that every...

Eastern State Synagogue Continues to Educate Visitors About Jewish Past

Although he was raised Catholic, Sean Kelley’s favorite place in Eastern State Penitentiary is the synagogue. “A synagogue in a prison, I know,” the prison’s...

Historic Congregation Embraces New Model of Shul Life

When Jews fleeing czarist Russia arrived in Philadelphia in 1874, they founded Chevra B’nai Avrohom mi Russe, probably with little thought to the synagogue’s...

Israeli Wine: Not Your Bubbe’s Manischewitz

What’s more difficult: parting the Red Sea or choosing a red wine? Some may have chosen the latter last week during the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of...

News Briefs, the Week of June 29, 2017

Support for Israel Among U.S. Jewish College Students Declines 27 Percent A study released by the Brand Israel Group at an Israeli conference showed that...

Local Maccabiah Games Rowers Have Medals on Their Minds

Even though she’s a relative rowing novice, Brooke Wolford has a long family history with boats. Her great-grandfather sailed from Russia to the United States,...