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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...
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Philacatessen | Trip to Olly Should Make Your Jolly

Olly, the latest venture from partners Chris D’Ambro and Marina Olivera, complements the other restaurants in their collection — Southwark, a modern farm-to table...
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...
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...
chocolate rugelach from K'Far in Philadelphia

The Nosher’s Guide to the Best Jewish Food in Philadelphia

The Nosher recently put out a comprehensive guide to the best Jewish food in Philadelphia. The guide breaks down Greater Philadelphia restaurants, cafes and bakeries...
Potato salad

Salad Days

Salad doesn’t just mean lettuce. I’ve been playing around with several non-lettuce-based salads, some lighter than others, but all supremely summery. The potato salad is...
Alex Gushner of Boyds

Jews of Philly Fashion: Alex Gushner

This week, we present our inaugural edition of Jews of Philly Fashion, introducing you to the Chosen few who dress our city. They might...
Rolls of bucatina pasta from the pasta lab

Philacatessen | Pasta Lab, Artisanal Pasta Makers, Adapt Traditional Italian Dish to Kosher Audience

Pasta Lab has become a fixture at many farmers markets in the Philadelphia area. Co-owners Chris Wright and Gina Rubinetti have always been passionate about...