Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774

By:
It took years to reach this point, but Mania Perel is convinced that in order to salvage her heath and her sanity, she must do what was once unthinkable, and put her husband of more than 50 years into a nursing home. The problem for the Northeast Philadelphia woman is that, currently, there's no room at a kosher facility. And...
Comment0
By:
Giant dreidels, life-sized Judah Maccabeecut-outs and computers loaded up with Chanukah games are coming to strip malls in Montgomery, Chester and Bucks counties. Chabad Lubavitch's idea of bringing "Chanukah Wonderlands" to area malls stems from the desire to make the story of the Jewish revolt against the Syrian Greeks come alive for children during a month where all things Christmas...
Comment0
By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia are planning "A Tribute to Ronald Krancer," on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the JCC's Kaiserman Branch in Wynnewood. The organization's annual gala is honoring the philanthropist for his longstanding commitment to the agency. "It's an obligation of good citizenship to be thinking of other people and to be charitable," said Krancer, who serves...
Comment0
By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Soon, the floor at Temple Emanuel will turn into a sea of dreidels as the Cherry Hill, N.J., synagogue attempts to break the world record for the number of them spinning at the same time. The current record stands at 535 people simultaneously spinning dreidels, a feat accomplished by the University of Maryland Hillel in 1999. "The kids at the...
Comment0
By:
Election Day 2005 was not supposed to have turned out like this. Outside of Philadelphia - where Democratic District Attorney Lynne Abraham was up for re-election, and two candidates were battling for the office being vacated by Democratic City Controller Jonathan Saidel - and Pittsburgh, where the top office in City Hall was up for grabs, the only major questions...
Comment0

Sign up for our Newsletter

Advertisement