Judaism

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia announces results of a new survey.
Courtesy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Andrew Kramer
February 11, 2020 - 7:58 pm
Every 10 years, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia takes a look at the Jewish population in Philadelphia and the suburbs, and the results of the most recent study were released Tuesday. Read more here.
Read More
Ernie Gross
Holli Stephens/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
January 27, 2020 - 6:00 am
Seventy-five years since the Soviet liberation of Auschwitz, a Philly-based Holocaust survivor, plus a U.S. soldier who liberated Dachau, recall the days marked by somber freedom. They set the tone for an unfortunate imminent reality that firsthand, in-person testimonies of these atrocities will...
Read More
Orthodox Jewish men at a Brooklyn synagogue
Mark Lennihan/AP, file
AP News
December 27, 2019 - 4:53 pm
New York City is increasing its police presence in some Brooklyn neighborhoods with large Jewish populations after possibly anti-Semitic attacks during the Hanukkah holiday. Read more here.
Read More
Hanukkah lights at Boathouse Row
City of Philadelphia
Rachel Kurland
December 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
Christmas has come and gone, but the holiday season is far from over. Use The KYW To-Do List — your guide for all things to do this weekend in Philly — to help plan your outings with the family.
Read More
President Donald Trump
Evan Vucci/AP via CNN
CNN
December 11, 2019 - 10:54 am
President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Wednesday to interpret Judaism as a nationality and not just a religion, a move that the Trump administration believes will fight what they perceive as anti-Semitism on college campuses. Read more here.
Read More
Auschwitz concentration camp
Sean Gallup/Getty Images
AP News
December 02, 2019 - 11:03 am
Amazon said Monday it has removed “Christmas ornaments” and other merchandise bearing the images of Auschwitz that had been available on its online site. Read more here.
Read More
Fred Behrend with daughter Evelyn Behrend.
Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
November 08, 2019 - 6:34 pm
In 1939, Fred Behrend became a bar mitzvah while he and his family were refugees in Cuba. His family fled Nazi Germany a year prior. But exactly 80 years later, he’s returning to the pulpit at his Voorhees synagogue to recite a special prayer — all coinciding with the 81st anniversary of...
Read More
Police officers in Halle, Germany
Sebastian Willnow/dpa via AP
AP News
October 09, 2019 - 1:12 pm
Shots were fired outside a synagogue and into a kebab shop in an eastern German city on Wednesday, Judaism's holiest day, witnesses said. Police said that two people were killed and the assailant or assailants fled. Read the latest here.
Read More
Congregation Rodeph Shalom
Dan Wing/KYW Newsradio
Dan Wing
April 18, 2019 - 10:56 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Traditions vary from family to family for Passover, whether through the use of a generations-old Haggadah or a particularly pungent gefilte fish recipe. As Passover begins Friday evening, one local synagogue took time Wednesday to teach some of its youngest members...
Read More
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Passover Haggadah
Amazon/Kraft
April 02, 2019 - 2:41 pm
By Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business (CNN) — Maxwell House is partnering with Amazon to give its iconic Passover Haggadah a "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"-themed lift. The coffee company has given out Haggadah booklets, which contain the Jewish text used to guide the first Passover meal, since 1932...
Read More

Pages