Community Briefs: DA Larry Krasner Endorses Elizabeth Warren and More

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Larry Krasner
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DA Larry Krasner Endorses Elizabeth Warren

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, who is Jewish and one of the most progressive district attorneys in the country, endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for president.

“I’m endorsing Elizabeth Warren because her plans fundamentally change how we address crime,” Krasner said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. “She is trying to make our system fair. I think that her actions her whole life have demonstrated her dedication to economic justice.”

Mayor Jim Kenney endorsed Warren the week before. Former Vice President Joe Biden has the most endorsements from elected Pennsylvania Democrats so far. Latest polls have Biden in the lead in the Democratic primary, followed by Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

Hebrew Classes Begin

Bat El Trabelsi, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia shlicha, and Shmulik Levi, shaliach for Camp Galil, will teach Hebrew classes for young adults beginning Nov. 4. He-Brew, as the series of classes is called, will consist of informal lessons over drinks and snacks.

This year, those interested will also have the opportunity to be paired up one-on-one with Israelis who want to learn English.

The classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Services Building at 2100 Arch St. on the following dates: Nov. 11, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Jan. 6, Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 24, March 2, March 16, March 23 and March 30, with a special Shabbat in the City program on March 27.

Inquirer Lists Notable Jewish Delis

As part of Craig LaBan’s 2019 Dining Guide, the Inquirer has a list of notable Jewish delis in the Philadelphia area. The list is accompanied by plenty of mouth-watering photos of pastrami sandwiches and other deli specialties.

For delis in the suburbs, LaBan highlighted the Kibitz Room in Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Ben & Irv’s in Huntingdon Valley; Hymie’s in Merion Station and Moish & Itzy’s Deli-Restaurant in Langhorne.

Within the city limits, he highlighted Hershel’s East Side Deli in Reading Terminal Market, Famous 4th Street Delicatessen, Middle Child and Abe Fisher.

“Growing up in a Jewish family, my favorite night was always dinner at the deli,” LaBan wrote. “The height of flavor. The epitome of comfort. A childhood sensation I still conjure: the vision of hot corned beef glistening pink between slices of crusty rye setting off alarm bells of hunger deep within my DNA.”

Steve Korman Honored

The Penn State Alumni Association honored alumnus Steven H. Korman with the Alumni Fellow Award, the highest honor given by the association.

Besides his role as founding partner of the real estate company Korman Communities, he serves as chairman of the Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance; Temple University School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management; and Hyman Korman Family Foundation. He has previously received several awards for his professional and philanthropic achievements.

At Penn State Abington, Korman created a scholarship endowment for students in the Pathway to Success: Summer Start program, which helps students transition to college life.

The Korman family are longtime generous donors to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the broader local Jewish community.

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