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Top left, clockwise, April Baskin, Anthony Russell, Yitz Jordan and Tema Smith.

Black Jews Respond to the George Floyd Protests

By Josefin Dolsten / JTA As Enzi Tanner participated in an online havdalah ceremony marking the end of Shabbat Saturday night, his city — Minneapolis...
Brian Lipstein

Jews of Philly Fashion: Brian Lipstein

It’s the newest edition of Jews of Philly Fashion, introducing you to the Chosen few who dress our city. They might mix wool and...
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Coronavirus Vaccine: Beyond Bombast, Cautious Optimism

On May 15, President Donald Trump announced, “Vaccine or no vaccine, we’re back.  The words came mere minutes after Trump announced the public-private venture called...
Protesters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, demonstrated against the death in police custody of George Floyd, May 29, 2020. (Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Jewish Organizations Respond to George Floyd’s Death, Protests

By Philissa Cramer / JTA Jewish groups are expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd, a black man killed last week by a Minneapolis police...
Jodi Miller

Community Briefs: Changing of the Guard at Women’s Philanthropy and More

Changing of the Guard at Women’s Philanthropy Julie Savitch is the new chair of Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Women’s Philanthropy affinity group, succeeding the...
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Parade Welcomes Home COVID-19 Survivor

When COVID-19 survivor Brett Breslow returned home May 28, he was welcomed by more than 100 people with a surprise parade, FOX 29 reported. Breslow,...
The 2020 Tribe 12 Fellowship cohort had to adapt to COVID-19.

Tribe 12 Fellows Pitch New Businesses

Thirteen Jewish entrepreneurs pitched their businesses to loved ones and fellow professionals over Zoom during Tribe 12’s 10th annual Fellowship Launch on May 12. “Part...
Sharon Levin

Barrack Head of School Sharon Levin to Retire in 2021

Sharon Levin received a multitude of messages from former students and faculty alike when the announcement went out on May 18: After 34 years...
The 2020 Sharon and Joseph Kestenbaum Legacy Philanthropy Program cohort on a retreat in Cuba in February.

Philanthropy Program Raises $75K for COVID-19 Fund

The Sharon and Joseph Kestenbaum Legacy Philanthropy Program raised $75,000 for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s COVID-19 emergency fund. Both cohorts, comprised of young...
From left: Medical student Tal Lee and nurse Michele Morton are working with the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to provide free coronavirus testing.

Local Med Student Helps Reduce Testing Disparities in African American Neighborhoods

By Josefin Dolstein / JTA At the beginning of her day, Tal Lee will see as many as hundreds of cars snake around the church...