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Elihu Katz, Penn Media Scholar, Dies at 95

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Elihu Katz, the University of Pennsylvania professor who brought television to Israel, died on Dec. 31. He was 95. Born in Brooklyn in 1926 to Jewish...

Cantor, Musician Paul Frimark Dies at 69

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Former Ohev Shalom of Bucks County cantor and Jewish musician Paul Frimark died at his Langhorne home on Dec. 24. He was 69. Frimark died...

Synagogues Close to Finding New Rabbis

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Two area synagogues — Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El in Wynnewood and Congregation Beth El in Voorhees, New Jersey — have reached the final stage...
Standing in front of a purple ribbon stretching across the frame are several kids ready to the Philly Friendship Walk. They are wearing various hates, sweatshirts and masks.

Nonprofits Revamp Fundraising Strategies

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In March 2020 at the dawn of the pandemic, Philly Friendship Circle canceled its annual gala — its largest fundraising event — just two...

Philadelphia Vaccine Mandate Presents Challenge

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Philadelphia instituted a COVID vaccine mandate effective Jan. 3 for “establishments that sell food or drink for consumption onsite,” said a news release on...
On someone's lap is a piece of cake someone is picking at, as well as a program printed on white paper that reads "koyt far dayn fardakht," the name of a Yiddish anarchist punk band.

Yiddishists Search for Community to Preserve Revered Language

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In the mid-20th century in South Philadelphia, gaggles of Jewish children, many of whom were children of Holocaust survivors or refugees, flocked to Sunday schools...

Jewish Man Discovers Arm Wrestling Passion

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For Steven Rosenblum, a Jewish resident of Northeast Philadelphia, arm wrestling is no mere party trick. Several years ago, it became his main hobby. Then...

Machers Share Their Resolutions for 2022

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Jewish Philadelphians: If you have sinned since Yom Kippur, this is your second, secular chance to reset for a new calendar year. It’s time to...

Next-Generation Players Preserve Mahjong

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Mahjong players want you to know that the tile game isn’t just for bubbes. “Over the last five years, it’s just unbelievably grown,” said Gail...

Antisemitism Breaks Out in South Jersey

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Antisemitism has been breaking out too often for comfort in recent years, according to local and national Jewish leaders. And in December, antisemitism struck South...