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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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....
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Kaiserman JCC Mainstay Greg Casey Dies at 59

When Greg Casey failed to show up for a morning group exercise class at the Kaiserman JCC on Aug. 26, a few eyebrows were...
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Locals Head to Israel to Teach English

By Sam Seifman “Being Jewish is nonnegotiable for me,” said 22-year-old Emma Rose Shapiro of Wynnewood. Unlike many, her involvement with her synagogue didn’t just stop...
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Synagogues Take Advantage of the Summer by Making Changes

While some people use the warm weather as an excuse to relax or go down the shore, many synagogues in Greater Philadelphia were hard...