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Workshop Equips Teens to Respond to Anti-Semitism

A free workshop is being offered for middle school and high school students and their parents to learn strategies to use when anti-Semitic situations arise, especially in a school setting. The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation, in partnership with the Anti-Defamation Leagu…

Events for Adults and Families Planned for Purim

Purim is a holiday of sweetness and joy, a time when we reflect on the power of an individual and the victory of the Jewish nation in the face of destruction.

Purim is a time for celebration and for the giving of food gifts to friends and family. Mordecai, one of the Purim heroes, institu…

Former Middle East Correspondent to Speak at Federation Shabbat

Linda Scherzer, former Middle East correspondent for CNN and Israel Television, will be the featured speaker at Congregation Brith Sholom’s Federation-sponsored Shabbat service on Saturday, March 22.

Scherzer was the correspondent for CNN in Jerusalem from 1988 through 1993, covering th…

JTS Professor with Local Connection Wins Israel Prize

Jewish Theological Seminary

Editor’s Note: Professor Friedman is the father of Adina Re’em and father-in-law of Rabbi Moshe Re’em of Allentown’s Temple Beth El. Mazel tov to the entire family!

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is proud to announce that Shamma Friedman, Benj…

Imagining Jews: New Lecture Series Kicks Off at Muhlenberg

Following the success of its adult education series on “Jews, Money and Capitalism,” the Jewish Studies Program at Muhlenberg College will present a new series of public lectures and events in 2014.

Funded by a grant from the Legacy Heritage Jewish Studies Project and directed by the …