Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

Jordana Jacobs

With her latest victory, Morgan Pressel takes a swing at the future
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Morgan Pressel stood on the green just feet from the 18th hole. For any other competitor, this might be a tense moment, fraught with anticipation. But just as she''d done over the course of the last three days, the Jewish teen took a calm swing of her putter, and the ball rolled right into its target. Pressel breezily walked off...
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Matt Peskin is executive director of the National Association of Town Watch, a nonprofit group dedicated to the development and promotion of crime- and drug-prevention programs, as well as creator of "National Night Out," an annual event - this year, Aug. 2 - to strengthen neighbors' relationships with each other and with law enforcement. The 51-year-old Wynnewood resident founded the...
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Who knew that a young boy with rather geeky, dark-rimmed glasses could hold so much power? Not just the kind of magical power involving special potions and curses and flying broomsticks, but the kind that captivates millions - and leaves them hungry for more. "I devour it," said Jacob Adenbaum, barely able to contain his excitement while at summer day...
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Telling a story that spans nearly 1,000 years - beginning with the birth of what became a vibrant culture but ending in one of the darkest periods of Jewish history - will not be an easy task. But an international group of historians, scholars and those who simply wish to remember have decided to take on the task in the...
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Joshua Lamberg has been around the block once or twice when it comes to baseball; he's played for the University of Richmond and has suited up professionally as a member of minor league organizations. But next week, Lamberg will have the opportunity to play with a whole different league, made up of mostly Jewish athletes. Lamberg - who's been tossing...
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