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Bernard Brachya Cohen

Bernard Brachya Cohen, a Psychologist and Writer, Dies at 93

Bernard Brachya Cohen of Center City was known for sharp and quiet cleverness. The retired clinical psychologist, professor and writer was a legend for...
A. Michael Snyder

Community Briefs: Jewish Judge Assumes Lead of Local Bar Association and More

Solomonov Makes JTA List of ‘The Jews Who Defined the 2010s’ What does Philadelphia restaurateur Michael Solomonov have in common with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
Naomi Adler

Jewish Federation CEO Naomi Adler Resigns

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia President and CEO Naomi Adler has resigned, effective Feb. 1. Adler has served in the position since 2014 and was...
Arlene and Carole Ginsburg peruse the racks

That Special Look Boutique Owner Figures Out the Good Life

Carole Ginsburg, 62, has figured out the good life. Early this year, she closed That Special Look, a women’s boutique on Montgomery Avenue in Bala...
attendees at the march against anti-Semitism

‘We’re Not Standing Silent’: Philadelphians Join March Against Anti-Semitism

The spirit of tikkun olam was awake early Jan. 5, even if those carrying it were still half-asleep. Three buses left the Philadelphia area around...
Jared Fenton

Philly Faces: Jared Fenton Wants to Facilitate Honest Conversations

Jared Fenton, 24, is the type of person who, unprompted, praises his parents at length for the example that they set for him when...
Rabbanit Dasi Fruchter lights a menorah at a Chanukah celebration in South Philadelphia

City Council Approves Amendment to Expand Center City’s Eruv South

Fourteen years after City Council approved an ordinance permitting the construction of an eruv in Center City, the legislative body on Dec. 12 approved...
a stage with a drum set, microphones and lights

Dennis Wilen Reflects on His Career in Rock ‘n’ Roll

Jon Takiff swears this story about Dennis Wilen is true. Takiff had just started as a writer for the Daily News in 1972, but Wilen,...
Max Gordon holds up his Congressional Gold Medal of Service

Congressional Gold Medal Winner Max Gordon Dies at 95

Max Gordon of Northeast Philadelphia, who served in the Office of Strategic Services during World War II and was, in February 2019, awarded the...
Berta Schwartz

Berta Schwartz, Longtime Jewish Educator, Dies in Bus Crash at 71

Berta Schwartz, a longtime Jewish educator at both Perelman Jewish Day School and Adath Jeshurun’s Hebrew school, was among four killed in a bus...