Monday, November 24, 2014 Kislev 2, 5775
Local MacArthur Fellowship recipient brings prescription safety to the frontlines
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Rita Charleston JE-Feature
Just call Michael Cohen a genius. Although he will modestly refute the title, that's exactly what the prestigious MacArthur Fellows Program is calling the Huntingdon Valley pharmacist in awarding him their recent "genius" grant of $500,000. The MacArthur Fellowship is a five-year grant to individuals who show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work. The program selects...
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He's a reality-show contestant who developed a reputation for hitting on women on national television. She's a veteran legislator who trounced her opponent two years ago in a district that leans slightly in favor of her own party. If you were a betting soul, who would you give the odds to come November? The incumbent, of course, say analysts. Allyson...
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Last summer, Lauren Kondrad worked for something other than a bit of extra pocket money. She wanted something that meant far more to her: a trip to Israel. "Ever since kindergarten, I've wanted to go and experience it for myself," said Kondrad, a 10th-grader from Mount Laurel, N.J. "When an opportunity came up, I worked my butt off all summer...
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Holocaust survivor, author and lecturer Gerda Klein spoke to thousands of students in the Lower Merion School District last week and challenged them - by using her life story as a model - to feed the hungry so that "no child should know hunger like I did." "She has spent her life striving for human rights throughout the world," proclaimed...
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After purchasing a plot of land more than four years ago, Temple Judea of Bucks County is finally going forward with its plans to build a new home. After jumping from approximately 199 families in 2001 to its current membership of 279 families, the Doylestown synagogue has had trouble accommodating all of its members. Space in the building - and...
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