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Talia Erlbaum serves food to Beth Barsky

JFCS’ New Junior Board Lets Teens Get Involved With Governance

This year, at a Rosh Hashanah celebration for Jewish Family and Children’s Service’s In-JOY, Inclusive Jewish Occasions Year-Round, there was a new group in...

‘Doikayt’, a Tabletop Role-Playing Game, Explores Jewish Themes

Picture a typical board game. Now imagine it without the pieces, the deck of cards and the board. What’s left are rules of play,...
Kehilat HaNahar at the anniversary picnic

Kehilat HaNahar, the Little Shul by the River, Celebrates 25 Years

There was no heating at the congregation’s first Chanukah celebration in its new building. But even though renovations were still underway, the room was...
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Community Briefs: Day Schools Receive State Security Funding and More

Area Jewish Day Schools Receive State Security Funding Several local Jewish day schools are among nonpublic schools in Pennsylvania receiving shares of $3.2 million in...
community members rebuilding the sukkah in Julian Abele Park

After ‘Weather Bomb’ Topples Sukkahs, Community Helps Out

Throughout this Sukkot, lulavs were shaken but so, too, were sukkahs — many to their makeshift foundations, by a record-setting storm classified as a...
Surveillance video shows a man leaving anti-Semitic flyers on cars

Man Caught on Camera Leaving Anti-Semitic Flyers on Cars

A man was caught on video leaving anti-Semitic flyers on vehicles in Evesham Township, New Jersey, on Oct. 19. His description is identical to...
Robert S. Seltzer

Community Leader Robert Seltzer Dies at 84

Robert S. Seltzer, a longtime Jewish community leader who also led Cohen-Seltzer Inc. from 1969 until 2013, died on Oct. 25 at the age...
Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez, Councilman Allan Domb, Councilman William Greenlee and Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. read a resolution on #ShowUpForShabbat

Philadelphia Commemorates One-Year Mark of Pittsburgh Shooting

The drive from Center City, Philadelphia, to the Tree of Life synagogue building in Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh is a straightforward one, even if...
Vicki Rubenstein, Debbie Mendelson, Marcie Cohn and Debra Cohen

A Second Chance to Make a First Bat Mitzvah

The phrase adult bar or bat mitzvah, if not an apparent contradiction in terms, reads with some incongruity. Why would you need a bar...
Hershel Richman at a podium at an Arava event

Arava Panel: Environmental Concerns Transcend Middle East Borders

Water scarcity, renewable energy, increasing desertification — these are just some of the major environmental challenges facing the Middle East. And as far as those...