Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

Eric Berger

Staff Writer
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For the city's Jewish poor, it's hard to celebrate this time of year even though a host of local organizations are busy delivering meals and grocery staples to keep them from going hungry.
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Darfurian refugees literally jumped for joy at HIAS Pennsylvania's fourth annual refugee Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 11 in Center City. Click here for a video clip from the event.
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Touched by a rural Tennessee school project commemorating the Holocaust with millions of paper clips, a lifelong Philadelphian commisioned a seven-foot-tall paper clip sculpture that will be installed in front of his Broomall congregation.
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A handful of Philadelphia area rabbis find health, spirituality and a little urban grit from atop their trusty two-wheelers.
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From making toys for pets to repairing low-income homes, more than 800 volunteers joined in the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's fifth annual Mitzvah Mania.
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Profile

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.

Contact

(215) 832-0742

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