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Washington State Synagogue Shelters Asylum Seekers (Updated)

By Ben Sales / JTA Update (Sept. 13, 2019): This article has been updated to correct the synagogue's budget for the asylum seekers' needs. In a...

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...
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Community Briefs: Two Rabbis Arrested for Blocking ICE Entrance and More

Two Rabbis, Two Others Arrested for Blocking ICE Entrance Rabbi Arthur Waskow and his wife, Rabbi Phyllis Berman, were among four people arrested Sept. 4...
Robert and Carol Summers

Ninth Annual FIDF Gala to Honor Robert, Carol Summers

Robert and Carol Summers shy away from praise and attention, but when it comes to the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, they’ll do...
Alexander Rothman at the drawing desk

Philly Faces: Alexander Rothman Melds Comics and Poetry

Alexander Rothman, 36, is used to playing in the margins. The co-founder, editor-in-chief and publisher of a small press called Ink Brick is a...
Rabbi Sholom Bluming next to supplies for hurricane relief

After Hurricane Dorian, Bahamas Chabad Helps With Relief Effort

As Hurricane Dorian was unleashing its unimaginable devastation on the Bahamas earlier this week, Rabbi Sholom and Sheera Bluming, co-directors of Chabad of the Bahamas, hunkered down in...
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Tiferet Bet Israel Reopens Its Own Preschool

Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell has brought back its own preschool for this school year. The return of this preschool, called the Leonard and...
Barrack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu

Nentanyahu Talked to NY Times About the Time He Almost Bombed Iran

By Ben Sales | JTA As of this writing, Israel has not bombed Iran’s nuclear program. But according to an exposé in The New York Times...
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Greater Philly Hillel Network Focuses on ‘Small But Mighty’ Campuses (Updated)

Update (9/5/19): Information about the number of Jewish students at West Chester University has been corrected. Out of the remains of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia,...
Gene Crane

Community Briefs: TV Personality Gene Crane Dies at 99 and More

TV Personality Gene Crane Dies at 99 Longtime WCAU television personality Gene Crane, whose career spanned more than five decades, died Aug. 26, nbcphiladelphia.com reported....