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Community Briefs: Security Funding Increases for Nonpublic Schools and More

Security Funding for Nonpublic Schools Increases Pennsylvania recently passed its 2019-2020 budget, which includes $3.2 million for nonpublic schools — including Jewish day schools —...
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Jewish Farm School to Close

After nearly 14 years of operation, the Jewish Farm School, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching Jews and non-Jews alike about sustainability, farming skills and...
The entrance to the U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2006

Scholars Sign Letter Disagreeing With Holocaust Museum on Analogies

On June 24, days after a tweet by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) spurred a heated debate about the term “concentration camps,” the United States...
Sabrina Rubin Erdely and Laura Frank interview Attorney General Josh Shapiro for the Jewish Philly podcast

Podcasts Connect Listeners to American Jewish Life

The world of Jewish podcasts is growing and gaining national audiences, commonly exploring how Jews can redesign or reconnect to American Jewish life through...
Professional wrestlers Rory Gulak and Drew Gulak, also known as the Philadelphia Stretcher

Gulak Brothers Take Center Stage in Pro Wrestling World

Rory Gulak had no desire to step inside a wooden coffin filled with barbed wire that was set aflame, but when he was a...
Reuvena Grodnitzky, co-director of Chabad Young Philly

Philly Faces: Reuvena Grodnitzky Cooks up a Storm at Chabad Young Philly

There are busy, hardworking people, and then there’s Reuvena Grodnitzky. A Cherry Hill native, the 31-year-old has lived in Philadelphia for the past nine years...
Protesters holding signs at the Never Again Is Now: Philly Mass Mobilization protest organized by Never Again Action on July 4

Thirty-Three Detained at Jewish-Led Protest Against Detention Facilities

Thirty-three protesters were detained by police after they attempted to disrupt an Independence Day parade in Center City on July Fourth. They were among...
Irina Goldstein

Harassment Case Raises Questions in Jewish Community

Irina Goldstein, a 34-year-old Jewish woman and Soviet immigrant, ran as a Republican for an at-large City Council this spring, excited by the chance...
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Camp Stories | How Should You Define a Counselor’s Value?

All across the country, Jewish summer camps are in full swing. Friendships are being made, color war plans are being laid and mosquitoes are...
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Community Briefs: ‘Exponent’ Staff Honored in Two Contests and More

Jewish Farm School to Close The Jewish Farm School announced that it will closing this fall to coincide with the departure of founder and Executive...