Monday, May 25, 2015 Sivan 7, 5775
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For Federation Housing Inc., the third time proved the charm. The organization -- a separate 501(c)(3) that was originally started by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and still provides grants for programs there -- had twice applied for money from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, a state entity. The goal was to help fund the construction of new, low-income...
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Daphna Berman, JE Feature
Phillies fever has spread to the younger set across the Philadelphia region. Preschoolers at the Kaiserman JCC are spending gym class forming a human "P" while across town at Beth Sholom Congregation, the young tots are using their artistic skills to cheer on their home team as it goes head to head with the New York Yankees in the World...
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Aaron Passman, JE Staff
You might call him the original Founding Father. We're not talking about Washington, Jefferson, Franklin or any of the other storied figures so central to this city's history. This particular founder predates those mensches by a few years -- a few thousand years, that is. We're talkin' Moses here, and the man from Mount Sinai is at the center of...
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A controversial Dutch lawmaker and fierce critic of Islam received an overwhelming positive response from a largely Jewish audience in Center City, just days after several dozen students protested outside Temple University, the parliamentarian's first local stop. Both events took place under tight security. Geert Wilders, the leader of the Netherlands Freedom Party, has angered Muslims by claiming that terrorism...
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As the Obama administration awaited an official response from Iran as to whether it would abide by a draft plan concerning uranium enrichment, two Pennsylvania lawmakers highlighted efforts on Capitol Hill and in Harrisburg to enact deeper sanctions against the Iranian regime. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and State Rep. Josh Shapiro (D-District 153) touted those efforts during an Oct...
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