While other Jews are wrapping their tefillin, Rabbi Benjamin David is lacing his sneakers. Six days a week, the co-founder of the now national Running Rabbis group runs the roads of South Jersey for at least 45 minutes, often longer.
Lois G. Levine Annual Cultural Arts Weekend Jan. 11-13. Adath Emanu-El, 205 Elbo Lane, Mt Laurel, www.adathemanuel.com . Israeli dancing and songs, ice sculpture, fabric art and Judaica highlight the events held in honor of Adath Emanu-El’s first rebbitzen. Fri. Shabbat service, Sat. events begin at 6:30 p.m., Sun. events at 1 p.m. Alzheimer’s Detection & Prevention Jan. 15 at...
Melissa Jacobs landed her first Jewish Exponent byline in 2000 – and her family kvelled. Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey, Jacobs helps edit Inside magazine and various special sections. She also frequently contributes articles to the Exponent and its publications. Her work explores Jewish rituals and holidays, lifecycle events, Holocaust education, parenting issues and teens.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Jacobs is the author of two novels, both published by HarperCollins.