Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

Eric Berger

Staff Writer
An actor's passion for playing the role of Maj. David Salisbury Franks, the highest-ranking Jewish officer in the Continental Army, has kept him roaming the streets of Old City in a hot wool coat for six years.
Maccabiah athletes and their families gathered June 30 at Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel in Center City for a send-off party in anticipation of their journey to Israel.
Futsal? What's that, you ask? An Abington resident who will be coaching the U.S. team at the Maccabiah Games later this month gives the lowdown on this lesser-known offspring of soccer.
More than 95 athletes and staff members from the Philadelphia and South Jersey area are headed to Israel for the 19th World Maccabiah Games.
As legislation to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws appears increasingly likely to pass the U.S. Senate, the Phila­delphia Jewish Coalition on Immigration is working to ensure that the bill also makes headway in the House of Representatives.


Eric Berger has been a staff writer for the Jewish Exponent since August 2012.

Prior to that he spent six months interning at the Jerusalem Post and two years as reporter and then news and online editor of the Boonville Daily News, a community newspaper in Missouri. He has also written for the St. Louis Beacon, an online newspaper covering the St. Louis area.

He is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism.


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