Community Briefs: Holocaust Exhibit, Howard Asher Dies, More

A new Holocaust-centered exhibit entitled “Journey into Darkness ... Heal with the Beauty of Life” debuted March 19

Community Briefs: Lila Roomberg Dies at 93, Kaiserman JCC, More

Attorney Lila Roomberg Dies at 93 Lila G. Roomberg, who was the first female partner at Ballard Spahr, died March 17. She was 93. Roomberg spent...
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New Friendships Blossom During Pandemic

Although remote learning and safety restrictions made Marley Slotkin’s first semester at Temple University anything but a normal college experience, she hasn’t had a...

Holocaust Survivor Battles Into Her 90s

Even at 96, Holocaust survivor Cherie Goren doesn’t like sitting still. The pandemic’s ended her regular bridge game for now and an insurance company decision...

Lee Wallach’s Home Appétit Just One of Many Meal Delivery Services Thriving in Pandemic

Lee Wallach, the founder of a growing personalized meal delivery service called Home Appétit, is sending thousands of meals each week from Home Appétit’s...
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Passover, Pandemic Create Eating Disorder Challenges

As the Jewish community approaches another pandemic- era Passover, staff at the Renfrew Center, a national network of eating disorder treatment facilities, are working...

Trillions in New Pandemic Relief Available

Anyone who received a $1,400 check from the government this month knows something big happened in Congress recently, but the latest pandemic relief package...
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Tales of Leaving Egypt Resonate at Passover

“In every generation,” we read during the seder, “a person must regard himself as though he personally had gone out of Egypt, as it...
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Rabbis: Judaism Discourages Vaccine Line-Jumping

More than three months into the country’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, states are creating vaccination schedules that prioritize those most at risk of dying from...

Community Briefs: Suzanne F. Scott Dies, State Rep. Solomon Helps With Vaccines, More

Education Consultant Suzanne F. Scott Dies at 95 Suzanne F. Scott of Lafayette Hill, who established Academic Advisory Service and worked as an independent educational...