A techno hora remixed with "Jingle Bells," and sampled with the refrain, "I can't dance, I'm too Jewish," blared over a mass of revelers at Public House in Center City -- an aptly cheeky sound byte for an annual Jewish party on Christmas Eve.
Fourteen years ago, the late Annabel Lindy had a vision. She wanted to create some sort of platform to connect Jews in their 20s and 30s. It didn't matter what form it took; in fact, she reportedly believed, it should change with the times to meet that generation's needs.
About 40 University of Pennsylvania students amassed at a nearby grocery store Sunday afternoon to purchase hummus as a counter-protest to Philadelphia BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) supporters who were stationed outside to lobby against the chickpea spread. The scene was reminiscent of a similar demonstration BDS organized in October 2010 to launch a boycott of Tribe and Sabra hummus,...
Tribe 12 has selected 11 young professionals for its second class of "social entrepreneurs" who will begin learning how to turn their ideas into viable businesses in the new year. The training is run in conjunction with PresenTense, which has expanded its original summer institute in Jerusalem to several U.S. cities. Grant funding from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia...
Deborah has been working at the Exponent since fall 2010, starting out as a staff writer before working on the development of the Exponent's new website and becoming the director of digital media.
Prior to the Exponent, Deborah worked at daily newspapers including the Charlotte Observer in North Carolina and the Courier-Post in South Jersey. She took a six-month break in the middle of those jobs to move to Mexico for a Rotary International Cultural Ambassador fellowship.
She earned her bachelors and masters degrees from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
Outside of journalism, Deborah keeps more than busy as a dance and fitness instructor. Philadelphia Magazine recently honored her as one of 16 local "Health Heroes" and ranked her business, Philly Dance Fitness, in its "Best of Philly" awards.