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News Briefs, the Week of June 22, 2017

Ambulance Donated to Israel by Lansdale Woman to Honor Her Late Husband In honor of her late husband Alfred, Charlotte Stein on June 18 donated an...

80-year Friendship Continues to Stand the Test of Time

When you’ve been friends with someone for long enough, the amount of inside jokes and stories start to fill volumes. Of course, so, too,...

It Took a Long Time, but Short Hills Deli’s Finally Back

Week after week, month after month, Jerry Kaplan kept hearing the same thing. “I was here almost every day for 11 months, and people were...

Counting to 10 Leads to Emmy Win for Temple Graduate

Eli LaBan will probably start checking his spam folder more often. The recent Temple University grad — he studied media studies and production — received...

News Briefs, the Week of June 15, 2017

Man Expected to Plead Guilty to Cyberstalking Charge Tied to Bomb Threats Against Jewish Organizations Juan Thompson, 32, of St. Louis, is expected to plead...

Stockton University Holocaust Center Passes Along Survivor Stories to Next Generation

While the parents and grandparents are dwindling to a precious few, the stories passed on to the children of Holocaust survivors and their children...

Jewish Learning Venture Moves Buildings, Celebrates Old and New

Hanging prominently in the foyer of Jewish Learning Venture (JLV) is a large poster that displays three short lines of text. It reads, in Hebrew...

Born German Protestant, RRC Student Graduates as Female Rabbi

Krefeld, Germany native Birgit Elke Klein came to Philadelphia several years ago for two purposes: to become a rabbi and to discover the hype...

New Chair Marc Zucker Says PJC Represents All Pennsylvanians

It was back in college—more than 30 years ago—when Marc Zucker first began to get a true appreciation of what it meant to be...

Maccabi USA Director Jed Margolis Retiring After Upcoming Games

The new executive director of Maccabi USA will have a tough act to follow, because Jed Margolis, who’s leaving his command after 16 years,...