Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774
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The University of Pennsylvania is launching a new digital partnership with the USC Shoah Foundation Institute that makes available on Penn's campus all of the video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses collected by the foundation. Penn is currently the only site in the state where individuals have access to the 52,000 video testimonies that have been recorded in...
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When Steven M. Brown stepped down almost a year ago as head of school at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, faculty member Sharon Levin was tapped to fill that role on an interim basis while the board conducted a search for a new leader. But on April 3, the board unanimously appointed Levin as the pluralistic day school's official...
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A local theater group's production of the Holocaust-themed play I Never Saw Another Butterfly is having unintended consequences for some of the children in its cast. Written by Celeste Raspanti, Butterfly is based on the book compiled by Raja Engländerová, who survived Terezín, the Czechoslovakian concentration camp also known by its German name, Theresienstadt. More than 15,000 children passed through...
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The key to getting more Jewish families to live along the Old York Road corridor is to make the area more enticing for young families of all backgrounds. It's within the realm of possibility, but it will take a concerted effort that extends beyond the Jewish community. That, in essence, is the conclusion of a 100-plus-page report on the Old...
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Jackie Bobrin doubted her 8-year-old son Ethan would be able to attend religious school. "Regular" life was difficult enough with the behaviors his doctors attributed to a possible combination of Attention Deficit Disorder, Asberger's and bipolar disorder, she said. What synagogue would have the interest -- or resources -- to give him the extra attention he needed? Surprisingly, the Bryn...
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