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Paula Goldstein Named Chair of National Board

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Paula Goldstein was appointed board chair for the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies.
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JRA Struggles with Supply Chain, Finding Summer Volunteers

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As skyrocketing gas prices and grocery cost inflation have impacted those most financially disadvantaged, the same factors also affect the organizations that serve them. Philadelphia-based...
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Righting Historical Wrongs: Operation Benjamin Honors Jewish Soldiers Buried Under Crosses

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Albert Belmont was one of about 450 Jewish soldiers buried under a cross in World Wars I and II. His story aligns with many of...

Haim Sisters Have Philadelphia Roots

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The Haim sisters are hot right now. In 2021, their album “Women in Music Pt. III” was nominated for Album of the Year at the...

Jewish Candidates Largely Thrive in Pennsylvania Primary

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No matter what year it is or which crisis of legitimacy we’re shouting through, politicians are going to politician. This is true for candidates...

Gratz Refocuses, Ahead of the Curve with Online Classes

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Gratz College in Cheltenham Township was going online long before it was common. The Jewish school offered its first digital course shortly after the dot-com...

Main Line Rabbi David Straus Retires After 24 Years

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Eric Settle, a Main Line Reform Temple member since 1973 and the synagogue’s president from 2014 to 2016, described Rabbi David Straus’ mindset as...

Stuart Weitzman Talks Jewish History as Namesake Museum Reopens

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In December, shoe designer Stuart Weitzman announced an eight-figure gift to the Philadelphia-based National Museum of American Jewish History, saving it from bankruptcy. Less than...

Phillies Catcher Reflects on Bar Mitzvah’s Role in Career, Life

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Baseball is a game that requires a level of discipline almost beyond a normal human’s capacity. Day after day, year after year, even decade after...
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Last Word: Becky Markowitz Named WRJ Women’s Empowerment Award Honoree

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Becky Markowitz is the type of person to send a handwritten “thank-you” note after even the smallest courtesy, said Lori Motis, Atlantic district president...