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Shaking and Moving for the Cause

Students at the Stern Center of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School in Wynnewood kicked up their heels at a dance-a-thon to...
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Leaving a Job, Knowing It’s Really ‘Never Done’

For the first time in years, Philip Goldsmith is taking it easy. The 60-year-old, who on April 1 (no fooling!) stepped down after 26...

Fruit of the Loom

Suppose you want a new tzedakah box. Do you head for the nearest synagogue gift shop, contact the Jewish National Fund and have them...
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A Project of Faith Travels Well,

Livin’ la vida … Judaica? Ricky Martin could learn a thing or two from the Rev. Luis Cortés Jr. As president of Esperanza USA, the...

Coffee Talk

There's always that one little group in town you've never heard of, the one that flies below the radar - that, in passing, people...

Encouragement & Empowerment: Key Words to Social Action

Poverty, unemployment, hunger and aging. These concerns plagued our local Jewish community more than 100 years ago when the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia...

‘Back and Forth Among Life’s Parts’

When Lori Reiner is asked "how do you do it all?" she replies: "There is no magic answer. You have to maintain a balance,...

A Rabbi’s Crusade: Mezuzahs in Every Home

With a large black kipah slightly askew atop a mat of graying hair, and strands of his flowing beard branching off in all directions,...

Local Boy Stands Up for His Country

Q:What about your family life makes you conducive to the military? A:"In my day job, I'm an assistant professor of medicine (internal medicine with a...

It’s Late, It’s Hot – Let’s Party!

Early in the evening, a row of casually dressed guys sat at the bar guzzling 32-oz. black plastic mugs filled with cold beer while...