Friday, May 22, 2015 Sivan 4, 5775

Eric Berger

Staff Writer
When comedian Susie Ess­man is gracious to fans, they are often visibly disappointed. They ask to be told off, the way she does it on T.V.
Third-graders from a local day school got a rare opportunity to present their business ideas to a trio of high-profile venture capitalists.
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.
Maggie Anton isn’t afraid to offer cutting critiques of Jewish institutions, even those she supports. The author of the popular Rashi’s Daughters trilogy has a new book out and is making appearances in Philly next week.
A proposed $7 million Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University would be the first such facility conceived and built by a local university.


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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