Monday, May 25, 2015 Sivan 7, 5775

Eric Berger

Staff Writer
Michael Herskovitz is among about two dozen survivors and liberators who've made a point to share their experiences with audiences throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.
As MLK Day approaches, we caught up with two young adults working on longterm projects aimed at improving literacy and nutrition in low-income African-African communities in West Philly and Camden.
Combatting domestic violence, combining texting with acts of kindness and exploring sexuality in Orthodox Judaism are the subject matter of just a few of the projects being tackled by this year's batch of Tribe 12 fellows.
Computer and medical technology have provided tremendous benefits to the deaf and hard of hearing in recent years, but left groups like the local Hebrew Association of the Deaf facing the same challenge as many mainstream Jewish congregations — shrinking membership among younger generations.
Religious leaders, political officials and community members held a rally to denounce anti-Semitic vandalism at a Jewish family’s home.


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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