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Jewish Leaders Take Stance on Abortion

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If a Jewish person was asked to vote for one of two candidates in an election — one who advocated for abortion on demand...

2021: Year in Review for Jewish Philadelphia

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On New Year’s Eve 2020, it seemed people were expecting the winds of change to come in 2021.  Health care workers receiving their first COVID...

Community Briefs: Babies Project, Oldenburg Production

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Reconstructionist Congregation Beth Israel of Media wrapped up its “A Better Start for Babies” project on Dec. 14

New Nonprofit Offers Security Training

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Security has become a priority for the Jewish community in recent years. In October, the Jewish Federations of North America announced a $54 million effort...

Hebrew Schools Struggle to Find Teachers

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During this year back in person at local Hebrew schools, teachers have been a little tougher to find, according to school leaders. But that doesn’t...
On a sunny day, a crane is putting up a large Chanukiah on top of a building with an Israeli flag flying above.

Hebron Strengthens Ties with Local Help

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Yishai Fleisher, the international spokesperson for the Jewish community in Hebron, is working to strengthen that city with the help of Philadelphia-based attorney and...
Dozens of Mummers dressed in traditional Ashkenazi black robes, beards and hats are posing after a dance number. A colorful set is put up behind them.

Mummers Return in 2022, Embrace Change

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Over Jack Cohen’s 45 years as a Mummer, he’s seen the Mummers Parade undergo a whole host of changes, and this year is no...
Alexandra (left) is a white woman with long, dark hair wearing an apron next to Jacob Cohen, a white man wearing a hat and black shirt. Both are holding bagels in front of their eyes.

Bagel Businesses Navigate Schmear Shortage

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One can’t talk about cream cheese without bringing up the City of Brotherly Love for which a popular brand is named. And these days, Philadelphia...

Community Briefs: JEVS CEO Retires, NYC Partners

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Jay Spector, the longtime president and CEO of JEVS Human Services, Inc., will retire in June.
Wasserman is a white woman with a shoulder-length salt-and-pepper haircut. She is smiling and sitting next to an older white man with glasses and a beard, who is wearing a kippah and also smiling.

RRC To Launch Race, Racism Initiative

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The Center for Jewish Ethics at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote is developing an initiative to explore the roles of race and racism...