Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774

Eric Berger

Staff Writer
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Action Reconciliation Service for Peace, founded in the 1960s by German Protestants, sends young German volunteers to 13 countries each year where they help the kind of people who were persecuted during the war — Jews, minority groups, the disabled, homosexuals — in an effort to atone for the genocide committed by the Nazis.
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Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust , a documentary which airs on WHYY April 7 and 8, tells the story of Jewish brothers with Philadelphia connections who saw a way to use their cigar business and political connections to save German and Austrian Jews at the start of World War II.
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At the Kaiserman JCC in Wynnewood, administrators took note of the movement toward specialty camps and decided to introduce the name and structure of its longtime day camp program.
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How do you appease parents who want their child to receive intensive basketball training in the summer? How do you keep the veteran camper interested when his or her summers have looked the same every year?
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A star Jewish forward from Berwyn who led Davidson College to the 2013 NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Championship lost in a last-second defeat.
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Profile

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 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.

Contact

(215) 832-0742

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