Jewish Leaders Take Stance on Abortion

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

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

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

New Nonprofit Offers Security Training

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

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

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

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

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

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

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