Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

Eric Berger

Staff Writer
The participation of two former Congress members in an upcoming July 4th gathering of white supremacists who have expressed anti-Semitic views and conspiracy theories prompted the Anti-Defamation League to contact news organizations about the event.
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.


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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