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Ask Miriam | Looking for Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions

Dear Miriam, Can you help me compile a list of the best witty retorts and evasive platitudes to use in response to nosy questions? Like...

Brief: Lee Bender, Longtime ZOA Leader, Dies at 56

Lee Bender, who served as president of the Greater Philadelphia Zionist Organization of America from 2012 to 2019, died on Sept. 10 at the...
Film panel members Joseph C. Brin, Jerry Silverman, Gus Rosanio and Joseph Van Blunk

Kehillah of Chester County’s Summer Shorts Film Festival Closes

The closing program of the Kehillah of Chester County’s 2019 Summer Shorts Film Festival took place on Aug. 28. Following the screenings of three...
Sidewater House residents cool off with frozen treats

Sidewater House Residents Enjoy Ice Cream

On Aug. 28, the residents of Sidewater House enjoyed ice cream treats from Jenkintown’s White Horse Cafe ice cream truck.
Training event participants pose at the Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza

Holocaust Organizations Partner for Teacher Training Event

On Aug. 20, the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation and the USC Shoah Foundation partnered with ADL Philadelphia to host a teacher training event for...
Israel360 cohort

Israel360 Participants Enjoy Festive Reunion

The most recent cohort of Israel360 participants enjoyed a festive reunion on Aug. 23 in Center City Philadelphia.
Dakota Bryson, Josh Forman, Brihana Hiness and Kateryna Kaplun

NextGen Hosts Reunion for Past Birthright Participants

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s NextGen group hosted a reunion for past Birthright participants at James restaurant in Philadelphia on Aug. 22.
Physician Adele Schneider; Einstein Healthcare Network physician Chani Yondorf; Kaiserman JCC Chief Operating Officer Phyllis Actman; Kaiserman JCC CEO Amy Krulik; Cheryl Barish Erlick of Kehillah of Lower Merion; and Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia Trauma Education and Outreach provider Cathy Markey

Stop the Bleed Teaches Participants How to Help in Emergency

Einstein Healthcare Network, Kaiserman Jewish Community Center and Kehillah of Lower Merion recently collaborated to offer Stop the Bleed community training to teach participants...
Mean Girls broadway show logo

What Can Broadway’s ‘Mean Girls’ Teach Jewish Teens?

Tina Fey’s hilarious hit movie-turned-Broadway musical, Mean Girls, is coming from New York to Philadelphia this fall — and with it comes an opportunity...
a family gathering

Ask Miriam | How Do You Handle a Parenting Disagreement in Public

Dear Miriam, What are your thoughts on handling a parenting disagreement with your spouse in public, like at a friend's house or family gathering when...