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By | 2021-04-16T20:25:22+00:00 April 16th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Local Jewish Resources Congregations Religious Schools Jewish Agencies Community Organizations Employment Opportunities See who's hiring in Northeastern Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce Scranton Job Board Chamber of Commerce Poconos Job Board Indeed: Lackawanna County Indeed: Monroe County Indeed: Wayne County Support Our Local Businesses Restaurants Shops Services Things to Do [...]

Israel Now Home to ‘Incredibly Rare’ Complete Scroll of Esther, One of World’s Oldest

By | 2021-02-23T16:45:53+00:00 February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Scroll of Esther written by a scribe on the Iberian Peninsula around 1465, before the Jews’ expulsion, has been acquired by the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem. By Yakir Benzion, United With Israel One of the world’s oldest known scrolls of the biblical Book of Esther has recently been gifted to the National Library of [...]

Stranger on a Train

By | 2020-11-12T17:06:57+00:00 November 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

A serendipitous encounter with a Hungarian survivor leads to an incredible reunion. Published Nov 1, 2020  |  by Readers' Digest Marcel Sternberger, a photographer, was a creature of habit. He used to take the 9:09 Long Island Railroad to Woodside every morning. But on the morning of January 10, 1948, he didn’t do it. He decided to go [...]

King David-era fort found in Golan, may be 1st evidence of Bible’s ‘Geshurites’

By | 2020-11-12T15:48:38+00:00 November 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Dating to around the time of King David 3,000 years ago, what may be the earliest fortified settlement in the Golan Heights was recently discovered during salvage excavations ahead of the construction of a new neighborhood. Incredible rock etchings of two figures holding their arms aloft — possibly at prayer with what could be a moon [...]

Super Sunday 2021

By | 2021-04-16T19:28:18+00:00 October 25th, 2020|Categories: Event|

The coronavirus pandemic did not deter the Jewish Federation of NEPA from holding its annual Super Sunday phone-a-thon. This year, rather than meeting at Nivert Metal in Throop, each solicitor stayed in the safety of their home to conduct the phone calls. Before starting, the volunteers joined a Zoom briefing where Mark Silverberg, executive director of [...]

EITC Advocacy in Harrisburg

By | 2019-05-14T17:39:33+00:00 May 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Representatives from local Jewish non-public schools joined hundreds of other advocates on May 7, 2019, at the annual EITC/OSTC Advocacy Day in Harrisburg sponsored in part by the Orthodox Union’s Teach PA coalition. The purpose of the event was to thank Commonwealth legislators for their ongoing support of this tuition assistance program for non-public schools and [...]

By | 2019-01-10T14:27:19+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Yotam Ovadia was planning a romantic dinner for Tu B'Av. The decorated IDF combat vet and his wife, Tal, had so much to celebrate. Their second son was born just months earlier, Yotam had a good job that allowed Tal to work part-time as a teacher, and they had everything to look forward to. But as [...]

Rediscovering Jewish Infrastructure: 2018 Update on United States Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Synagogues

By | 2019-01-04T14:05:15+00:00 January 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

This article – the third in a series – will document buildings which were originally erected as synagogues in the United States in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and are still standing today.  Calling attention to these structures focuses on the importance of maintaining and preserving them, either as houses of worship or alternative uses.  Newport, [...]