The Kohelet Yeshiva High School in Merion Station, Pennsylvania, has received an $8.6 million gift.
The body of Jacob Marberger, a student at Washington College in Maryland whose disappearance sparked a manhunt and virtual shutdown of the school, has been found in a Pennsylvania nature sanctuary, authorities said.
Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has officially named its medical school after the late Jewish-American businessman and philanthropist Lewis Katz.
The visit of Pope Francis brought concrete barriers and disruption to some of Philadelphia’s Jewiest neighborhoods. Yet Dotty Brown writes the pontiff dismantled more boundaries with his message of spiritual unity.
On the final day of his triumphant tour of the U.S., Pope Francis made a surprise stop in Philadelphia to bless a statue created to counter centuries of anti-Semitic imagery in the Catholic church.
Israel will ask the United States government to encourage American Airlines to keep its Philadelphia-Tel Aviv flight route.
American Airlines is canceling its lone route to Israel solely because it was losing money on it, the airline told JTA.
The abrupt layoff of all editorial staffers at Philadelphia’s Jewish Exponent, the second-oldest Jewish newspaper in America, has highlighted the dire situation of local Jewish publications struggling to stay afloat.
The Philadelphia Jewish Exponent has reportedly laid off its entire editorial staff after being taken over by a media group that publishes Jewish papers in Baltimore and Washington D.C.
A suburban Philadelphia Jewish day school that closed down its teachers union has offered early retirement packages to more than half its faculty members.