Monday, July 14, 2014 Tammuz 16, 5774

Eric Berger

Staff Writer
Desperate not to lose his eyesight, a retired aerospace engineer made a hasty decision earlier this month to fly to Philadelphia, where he thought getting eye surgery would be as simple as walking into a doctor’s office.
Last week, eight local people sat around a table at the Jewish Family and Children’s Service offices . They all share a close connection to the LGBTQ community and want to become mentors to others in the Jewish community adjusting to life with a loved one who has come out.
In an effort to attract more visitors, the National Museum of American Jewish History has changed its policies regarding Shabbat and kashrut.
A recently restored synagogue at Eastern State Penitentiary becomes the unlikely site of a historic letter from Martin Luther King Jr.
With the help of videoconference technology, students at a Jewish day school in Yardley next fall will begin taking some of their science lessons from instructors all the way across the ocean at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.


Eric Berger has been a staff writer for the Jewish Exponent since August 2012.

Prior to that he spent six months interning at the Jerusalem Post and two years as reporter and then news and online editor of the Boonville Daily News, a community newspaper in Missouri. He has also written for the St. Louis Beacon, an online newspaper covering the St. Louis area.

He is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism.


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