Saturday, July 30, 2016 Tammuz 24, 5776

Eric Berger

If helping to fight hun­ger isn’t enough reason to volunteer with the Jewish Relief Agency, the nonprofit organization has created another incentive — another feather you can put in your cap — or crown.
In the wake of tragedy, family members of two women with ties to the area set up foundations to ensure that the people and causes the women cared about are not forgotten.
In a gritty artistic battle where most of the poets alluded to life in urban, low-income areas, students from the private, Main Line Kohelet Yeshiva held their own at the recent city slam league finals.
Hundreds turned out to support Israel in honor of its 65th birthday. Sunday's festivities included a parade and a festival at the convention center.
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.


Eric Berger was a staff writer for the Jewish Exponent from August 2012 until June 2015.

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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