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The Community Votes

In the hours before President Barack Obama won re-election,  Exponent staff members spoke with Jewish voters in polling sites throughout Philadelphia and Montgomery County....
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Republican Event Takes Aim at President’s Multiple ‘Failures’

More than 550 people came to a Republican Jewish Coalition town hall event at Gratz College Nov. 1 as part of a final GOP...
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The Minds Behind Kosher Eatery

A few days before the unveiling of Citron and Rose, an upscale kosher restaurant on the Main Line slated to open Nov. 7, a...
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PSU’s Spanier Now Facing Charges

Graham Spanier, the Jewish former president of Penn State University whose parents fled Nazi Germany and who had been a big supporter of the...

ADL Finds Decline in Hate Incidents

  For the third straight year, Pennsylvania and Delaware have seen a decline in the number of anti-Semitic incidents, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual...
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Steel Town Synagogue Turns 100

  In September 1912, Lewis and Matilda Fink were among a group of shop owners in Phoenixville who joined together to found Congregation B’nai Jacob,...
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Surging Back After Sandy

While Jewish institutions in the Philadelphia area emerged from the recent storm relatively unscathed, such was not the case in New York and New...
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Returning to Ramah

  Rabbi Joel Seltzer returns to his "Ramahnik" roots as the new director of Camp Ramah in the Poconos - a daydream come true for...
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Shomrim Struggles to Survive

  After 75 years, the Jewish cops and firefighters who make up the local chapter of Shomrim still gather for monthly meetings and social events....

AJC Starts Program for Diplomats

  The American Jewish Committee’s Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Chapter has unveiled a new program aimed at educating foreign diplomats based in the Philadelphia...