After two years of competing against each other in high school basketball, a pair of Penn Valley brothers get to be on the same side as they play for Team USA at the World Maccabiah Games in Israel this July.
A proposed casino development along North Broad Street would adversely affect Congregation Rodeph Shalom and the surrounding community, the president of the congregation said at a recent public hearing.
Jennie Shulkin’s grandparents purchased flights to watch her play tennis this summer at the Maccabiah Games in Israel before she even tried out for the U.S. team — and she considered herself a long shot.
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.