Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775

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A Jewish Federation-led interfaith mission to Israel may have changed a number of minds -- and hearts -- among participants.
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What do the high-flying Jibali African Acrobats of Kenya -- who recently entertained fans at a Detroit Pistons game -- have to do with the ancient story of Queen Esther? Stumped? The traveling troop's hi-jinks will be a featured part of Chabad of the Main Line's "Purim in the Jungle" program March 8, the religious organization's refashioning of the traditional...
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Douglas M. Bloomfield, Jewish Exponent Feature
With a record-setting gathering expected for the upcoming AIPAC forum in Washington, D.C., all eyes will be on Iran -- and what means can be taken to control its nuclear ambitions.
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Former Bucks County resident Tom Sherak now presides over Hollywood and Oscar
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Bucks County's Tom Sherak -- screen saver? With Oscar putting on his top hat to top off movie awards season this Sunday night, the president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences -- formerly of Yardley -- may deserve an award himself for his picture-perfect way of handling a brouhaha over bias that had Hollywood hysterical for days...
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Give 600 people some training, sustain them with food, arm them with pledge cards and pens, then set them loose on the banks of phones at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy. What do you get? More than 3,000 gifts totaling well over $1 million in contributions to the 2012 Jewish Federation Annual Campaign. The men, women, teens, young adults...
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