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Festival Features Hebrew Letters as Art and Elton John/Billy Joel Tribute

A dinosaur makes a great Lamed. “And the Aleph can be drawn out of baseball bats,” exclaimed Mordechai Rosenstein, a painter who creates his...

87-Year-Old Walter Berk Making an Aliyah Pitch to Help Israel

Walter Berk subscribes to the words of Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige: “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.” In Berk’s case, it’s...

Parents a Necessary Part of This Holocaust Education Journey

Part two of the Paper Clips story WHITWELL, TENN. — When you’re in eighth grade, probably the last people you want to hang out with...

Vandalism Strikes Again at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery; Graffiti Found in Horsham

On the heels of the nationally reported February vandalism at Mount Carmel Cemetery in which more than 100 tombstones were knocked over, Philadelphia police...

News Briefs, the Week of May 18, 2017

Magerman Sues Former Employer, Claims He Was Fired for Criticizing Trump Kohelet Foundation Founder and President David Magerman sued hedge fund mogul Robert Mercer in...

KleinLife Knitters Go Luxury

KleinLife has added luxury handbag production to its assortment of offerings. The weekly knitting groups at KleinLife now contribute their work to Mim & Ray,...

Palestinian Speaker Declines Friends’ Central Invitation Following Teacher Firings

Thanks, but no thanks. That what Swarthmore College professor Sa’ed Atshan effectively told Friends’ Central School on May 15 when he was invited back to...

Synagogue Hosts Immigrant-Focused Shabbat with Mayor Kenney

The concern of its congregants propelled Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel (BZBI) to host “Sanctuary Shabbat” on May 13 — an event designed to spark...
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Gershman Y Building Gets Historic Designation

"It's a win for Philadelphia history, and a win for the Jewish history of Philadelphia." That's how Paul Steinke, executive director of the Preservation Alliance for Greater...
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Video Series Explores Jewish Philadelphia, Then and Now

Along with the flowers, May brought Jewish American Heritage Month. And in celebration of the month-long tribute to Jewish-American life, the Yiddish Book Center in...