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Community Briefs: Carl Lutz Honored, HIAS PA Awards, More

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Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey and Sen. Roy Blunt (Mo.) introduced a resolution April 28 to the U.S. Senate honoring Carl Lutz.

Kaiserman JCC Hires New CEO From JCC Ranks

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The Kaiserman JCC named veteran JCC executive Alan Scher as its new CEO, effective July 1.

Philly Faces: Elijah Tomaszewski

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Elijah Tomaszewski, 29, began his Tribe 12 fellowship in January. Tomaszewski’s project is a little different than that of the typical Tribe 12 fellow;...

Vaccines to Allow Camps to Return Closer to Normal

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For Jewish summer camps in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the wide availability of vaccines represents a chance for a summer that’s closer to “normal”...

ADL: Antisemitism Stats Decline Slightly in 2020, Still High

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The print version of this story featured an incorrect headline that said that antisemitism stats declined in 2019, rather than 2020.  Pennsylvania experienced a slight...
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Community Briefs: Dush Criticized, Challah for Hunger, More

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Several Jewish organizations across Pennsylvania condemned state Sen. Cris Dush on April 23 for using Holocaust analogies.

College Decision Season Brings Cautious Optimism

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National Decision Day for students committing to college is May 1, and many are still uncertain about what the upcoming school year will look...

DNA Testing Reunites Long- Lost Family After 60 Years

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When Laurie Gandel Samuels became a grandmother in 2020, she wanted to put together a family history for the two grandchildren. “It was supposed to...

Activist, Former Actor to Run for State House

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Jonathan D. Lovitz, a Democrat and a political activist for LGBTQ causes, announced his candidacy for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on April 19. Lovitz...

Panel on IHRA Anti-Semitism Definition Rankles

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An April 20 online event hosted by Congregation Rodeph Shalom was meant to educate congregants about the potential for free speech issues surrounding the...