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Philadelphia Commerce Director Quits After Reports of Antisemitic Comments

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City of Philadelphia Commerce Director Michael Rashid resigned Dec. 5 after reports surfaced that he made antisemitic remarks, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Community Briefs: Survivor’s Grandson’s Album, Security Head Hired

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Philadelphia songwriter Avi Wisnia released an album in November called “Catching Leaves” that was inspired by his grandfather David Wisnia’s legacy as a Holocaust survivor.

Music Industry Publisher, Philanthropist Kal Rudman Dies at 91

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Solomon “Kal” Rudman, the longtime publisher of the Friday Morning Quarterback and a philanthropist since the 1990s, died Nov. 30. He was 91.

Young Givers Want to See Where Money Goes

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Millennials like to donate their money and time to charitable causes, according to local nonprofit leaders. But — unlike older generations — they don’t just...

Philly Faces: Sophie Don

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At just 29, Sophie Don manages one of the most prominent Holocaust memorials in the United States. Don is the senior manager of programs for...
A paramedic dressed in a white suit, mask and face shield is swabbing the nose of an Orthodox Jewish man in a black suit, kippah and long grey beard.

Despite Israeli Unrest, Organizations Find Support

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In 2020 and 2021, Israel weathered storms on multiple fronts: ongoing response to the pandemic and the distribution of vaccines and boosters, as well...

Holocaust Survivor Joseph Gringlas Dies at 96

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Joseph Gringlas, who survived the Blizyn, Auschwitz and Mittlebau-Dora concentration camps, died Nov. 8. He was 96.

Chanukah Event Focuses on Antisemitism

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, in partnership with ADL- Philadelphia and AJC South Jersey/Philadelphia shined a light on antisemitism on Nov. 30 in Center...
Two large, purple walls filled with text and pictures are displayed on NMAJH's virtual tour.

NMAJH Digitizes Core Exhibits in Virtual ‘Revolution’

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The National Museum of American Jewish History launched a virtual tour of its core exhibit on Nov. 14, digitizing the museum’s permanent exhibits across...
The tall, glass exterior of the NMAJH reaches up five stories. In front of the building is a marble statue of a women standing in front of a nude boy and an eagle.

NMAJH Buys Back Building With Gift from Stuart Weitzman

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Footwear entrepreneur Stuart Weitzman has come to the rescue of the financially beleaguered National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.