Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

Now that the package has been mailed to the IRS — and you’ve watched all those people on TV newscasts dropping their forms off at the post office at the very last minute — do some questions remain? Namely, what happens if the IRS gets in touch with you for an … audit? If there is anything that can strike...
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Rabbi Sandra Berliner sums up the work she does for the elderly rather simply: "If you can't get to a shul, I'll bring the shul to you." As an employee of Jewish Family and Children's Service, the Melrose Park resident works as a chaplain at the five Federation Housing complexes located throughout Philadelphia. "Being there, I help emotionally, spiritually, and...
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A pair of 17-year-olds, one from Media, the other from Chestnut Hill, were among 50 winners nationwide of a Holocaust essay contest sponsored by talk show host Oprah Winfrey. The competition, which drew approximately 50,000 entrants, asked students to reflect on Elie Wiesel's seminal Holocaust memoir Night . Strath Haven High School junior Phillip deGrouchy, who was raised in the...
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Lynn Nottage is quite the designing woman. For up there, on stage, is the tapestry of her talent, a take on humanity that is a quiltwork on black/Jewish relations as much as it is a civil look at strides in civil rights. Nottage is on intimate terms with the threadlines of "Intimate Apparel": It is all based on the playwright's...
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The "V" is more than "Vendetta": It stands for victory at the box office. And that's familiar turf for its star, whose "Star Wars" history and Oscar nod for "Closer" has her closing in on Hollywood superstardom. Natalie Portman, whose professional career was aced in her early starring role in "The Professional," professes an affinity for her role in the...
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