Jewish community

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim sign.
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Pat Loeb
December 19, 2019 - 3:48 pm
A synagogue in Northeast Philadelphia is fighting to keep its trademark signs after an anonymous complaint to the Department of Licenses and Inspections, and the effort got a big boost from the local community Wednesday night. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Police headquarters
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Tim Jimenez
December 12, 2019 - 7:00 am
Police all around the area are increasing security at synagogues and other places of worship in the wake of the shooting Tuesday at a Jersey City kosher supermarket. Read more here.
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About 100 people gathered in Rittenhouse Square for a Rosh Hashanah celebration on Sunday.
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Shara Dae Howard
September 30, 2019 - 10:39 am
Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration that marks a significant time in the Jewish community. It began Sunday night in Philadelphia, with a celebration in Rittenhouse Square.
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Yeshiva University sex abuse victims
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AP News
August 23, 2019 - 7:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty-eight former students of an Orthodox Jewish school in New York City operated by Yeshiva University sued Thursday over claims they were molested by two prominent rabbis in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. The suit, filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleges that the...
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Pittsburgh Shooting
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David Madden
November 02, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Last week’s slaughter inside a synagogue in Pittsburgh has renewed the efforts of those, particularly in the Jewish community, to increase government funding for security in non-public schools, regardless of religious affiliation. Pennsylvania has budgeted $50 million...
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Hadas Kuznits
November 02, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's been one week since the deadliest attack on Jews in American history. But how do you speak with your children about the Pittsburgh synagogue rampage? Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, whole community engagement director of Jewish Learning Venture, said the shooting has...
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A vigil for victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting.
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Justin Udo
October 29, 2018 - 5:54 pm
PITTSBURGH (KYW Newsradio) — When Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz was gunned down at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh Saturday, his congregation lost someone who was a staple of their community. "He would do sermons, he would be passing out the books coming into the...
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October 28, 2018 - 10:16 am
(CNN) -- The shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh -- in which the death toll now stands at 11 -- is believed to be the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the US, the Anti-Defamation League said. "It is simply unconscionable for Jews to be targeted during...
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October 28, 2018 - 9:28 am
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — President Donald Trump mourned the dead and forcefully condemned anti-Semitism after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 dead. But faced with another national tragedy, he did not long turn his focus away from the midterm elections or himself. Nine days...
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