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Different dishes at K'Far including rugelach, Jerusalem bagel with lox, kubaneh toast with dates and more

Israeli Bakery K’Far Opens Near Rittenhouse

In preparation for the big day, Camille Cogswell and her team prepared 100 borekas stuffed with Bulgarian feta, potato, Swiss chard or jam and...
The inside of the Chevra space, damaged by the fires

Chevra Works to Restore Venue After Fire in February

An overflow of support from local Jewish organizations and community members is enabling the Chevra Social Club of Philadelphia to rebuild after a fire...
Brian Ungar does a handstand with his legs spread on a picnic table

Philly Faces: Brian Ungar Aims to Fly High

Like many 18-year-olds, Brian Ungar juggles school, extracurriculars and fun. Unlike his peers, he does it from 10 feet off the ground. Ungar is a...
This year’s class of Franklin C. Ash interns, with Frank Ash

Ash Internship Program Celebrates 20th Class

This year marks the 20th annual class of Franklin C. Ash interns, a JEVS program that places Jewish college students in substantive summerlong roles...
Rebecca Richman, Susan Wolfson and Ronda Goldfein, the women behind Safehouse, sit in a conference room

Jews Work to Stem Opioid Abuse Crisis

Three Jewish women enter a nondescript conference room off 12th Street, determined to end Philadelphia’s opioid crisis. Their organization, Safehouse, pledges to operate the first...
Alex Van Hook in a wheelchair with other ASL Birthright attendees in Jerusalem

Wheelchair User Attends ASL Birthright for First Time

Hillel International has offered a Taglit-Birthright trip for American Sign Language users for more than 15 years. As with other trips, the participants visit Yad...
a desk name plate that says death penalty next to a gavel and handcuffs

Rabbis Discuss Jewish View of Capital Punishment

By Adam Reinherz and Eric Schucht Rabbis across Pennsylvania are concerned at both spiritual and Talmudic levels about the ramifications entailed in the resumption of...
Campers at Camp Seed

Camp Stories | Camp Seed Doubles Summer Run, Number of Campers

It’s every kid’s dream: studying Torah at summer camp. Maybe not, but the girls at Camp Seed in Elkins Park don’t seem to mind. Perhaps...
Michael Keitz with the U16 team, on the way to the Maccabi Games in Atlanta

Coach: Maccabi Is ‘My Favorite Week of the Year’

Thousands of Jewish teens from across the United States descended on Atlanta last weekend for another edition of the Maccabi Games. Next weekend, thousands more...
Larry Krasner

Community Briefs: DA Larry Krasner, City Sued in Discrimination Suit and More

Fired DA Employee Files Discrimination Suit Tami Levin, who was fired from Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s office after 26 years, filed a federal discrimination...