Community Briefs: KO Improves ‘Jewish Bulldog’ Boxing Record and More


Tribe 12 Seeks Fellowship Applicants

Tribe 12 announced that applications for its 2020 fellowship are open.

The fellowship, which is entering its 10th year, is a leadership program “that guides fellows through the human-centered design process in addressing an issue or problem they are passionate about. Fellows will learn to apply entrepreneurial skills like prototyping, financial planning, goal setting and public speaking to a business, nonprofit or independent project of their choice.”

When the program ends, fellows present their work to the Tribe 12 community.

The fellowship runs from January through May 2020 and is designed to run concurrently with school or work commitments. Anyone in their 20s and 30s who is in the Greater Philadelphia area and considers themselves part of the Jewish community is invited to apply.

Applications are open through Dec. 1. The application and other information can be found at

JFCS Sponsors Wellness Fest

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia is hosting an inaugural Wellness Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 25 at its Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center at 345 Montgomery Ave., in Bala Cynwyd.

The registration fee is $50 for a standard ticket, which includes lunch, or $250 per person for priority access.

The event features experts sharing insight on skin care, healthy eating and mindfulness, among other topics.

“The JFCS Wellness Fest ties perfectly to our organization’s long-standing commitment to mental health,” said Pia Eisenberg, senior vice president of community engagement. “It is so easy to get lost in taking care of others, so we are thrilled to give people the opportunity to do something for themselves at this day-long immersion in self-care.”

Proceeds from the event will benefit JFCS’ mental health programs and services.

Individuals should RSVP in advance at

Benny Sinakin
Benny Sinakin (Courtesy of Kenny Ludwig)

KO Improves ‘Jewish Bulldog’ Boxing Record to 5-0

Benny “the Jewish Bulldog” Sinakin won his fifth professional boxing match in as many attempts on Oct. 19 at the Metropolitan Opera House as he defeated Ferris Golden with a third-round knockout.

Sinakin, 22, has knocked out his opponent in three of his five matches since debuting in 2018.

Sinakin, who has the Star of David emblazoned on his trunks, was profiled last year by the Jewish Exponent.

Before every fight, Sinakin’s team circles up, putting their arms around one another. Father Lincoln Sinakin and son recite the Shema — in Hebrew and English — before the boxer breaks out into the personal prayer he composed:

“Please give me the strength of Samson; please give me the courage of King David; and please give me the wisdom of King Solomon. Amen.”


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