In a gritty artistic battle where most of the poets alluded to life in urban, low-income areas, students from the private, Main Line Kohelet Yeshiva held their own at the recent city slam league finals.
Instead of simply sending money to the earthquake-ravaged parts of Haiti, students involved with a nonprofit tennis education organization joined forces with a service club at Lower Merion High School to take rebuilding efforts into their own hands.
After two years of competing against each other in high school basketball, a pair of Penn Valley brothers get to be on the same side as they play for Team USA at the World Maccabiah Games in Israel this July.
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.