Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

Melissa Jacobs

Contributing Editor of Inside Magazine
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Ellen Frankel From literature to opera, children to adults, Ellen Frankel is transmitting Jewish stories to a variety of audiences through a variety of creative genres. The 60-year-old is the award-winning author of 10 Jewish-themed books, including 4,000 Years of Jewish Lore, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols and the JPS Illustrated Jewish Children’s Bible, which won the 2009 National Jewish...
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Warren Hoffman The nice Jewish boy from Broomall holds one of the keys to the future of Philadelphia’s Jewish arts scene. Warren Hoffman’s love for and knowledge of Jewish culture runs deep. He is an adjunct faculty member of Temple University’s Jewish Studies program, received a Foundation for Jewish Culture theater grant and authored the book The Passing Game: Queering...
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W ho needs help? It’s a question asked and answered by Jews across the Delaware Valley. It’s become a l’dor v’dor question, with one generation of Jews helping the next. That’s exactly what happened 125 years ago, as Eastern European Jews fled oppression in their homelands and poured into Philadelphia. Jews already established in America did what they could to...
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Madison Stern Not just anybody gets a “mazel tov” from the president of the United States. This somebody is Madison Stern, a 16-year-old from Voorhees, N.J., who received a President’s Volunteer Service Award this past March. The award, presented by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, recognizes teenagers who have performed outstanding volunteerism. Stern certainly fits the bill: In...
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Marc Erlbaum In 2000, 30-year-old Marc Erlbaum stood in a BJ’s Wholesale Club and wondered what to buy. In the parking lot, a U-Haul truck waited for Erlbaum to fill it with food. “My plan,” Erlbaum says, “was to spend $50 on each family and deliver the food directly to their houses.” By working with Rabbi Menachem Schmidt of Chabad...
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Profile

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.

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