Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774

Jared Shelly

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At the religious school at Shir Ami-Bucks County Jewish Congregation in Newtown, Rabbi Eric Goldberg is trying to give his students a visceral connection to Israel by using something familiar to many of them -- dogs. At every class meeting, the children have been asked to bring in a donation for a tzedakah project supporting Pups for Peace, an organization...
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While 16-year-old Benjamin Lipsky walked with his family from Sukkot services to their home in Northeast Philadelphia, he was hit by a car, causing a massive head injury. The teenager died just hours later. "I feel like I lost my right arm," said his father, Mendel Lipsky, in a phone interview a few days after the Oct. 7 accident. The...
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Playing in her first game as a member of the University of Pennsylvania's women's soccer team, Tracy Bienenfeld had to be happy to see women -- and not men -- competing against her. For the previous four years, she was the only female on Lower Moreland High School's boys team, a daunting task for a girl who measured in at...
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<p><span id="mainContent_lblArticleHtml">At 5 feet 3 inches tall, Sara Schiffman almost never overpowered her opponents on the tennis court. Nor did she have the fastest serve or the biggest groundstrokes, but the former University of Pennsylvania standout often called upon her mental toughness, fitness and just plain persistence to overcome -- or at least push to the limits -- opponents with...
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Irving Grossman, 89, rides his blue bicycle around the Martins Run Continuing Care Retirement Community campus almost every day. Grossman usually pedals by himself, but on Monday, he had quite a bit of company. As part of the Rolling Relay Around the Run, residents joined with family members and employees to do laps around the retirement campus on an unseasonably...
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