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Powelton Village: Seth Goren and a Legacy of Jewish Community Service

Powelton Village: Seth Goren and a Legacy of Jewish Community Service

Rabbi Seth Goren is determined to help fix the world. The Mt. Airy native and son of a union organizer is no stranger to the fight for social justice. We sat down with him at Repair the World’s Philadelphia headquarters, near 40th and Market streets, where he explained some of his organization’s goals. Can you […]

 By Sandy Tran and Rachel Stumpo

Wynnefield: Religion Does Not Change A Community

Wynnefield: Religion Does Not Change A Community

In the beginning of West Philadelphia’s development during the late 1800s, the neighborhood was predominately upper-class Jewish. However, in the past century, the demographics changed as much of that original community moved out and a new one entered. The new mostly consisted of middle-class African-Americans whose religions are predominately Christian and Muslim. Despite the incoming […]

 By Joel Mason-Gaines and Megan Matuzak

University City: Local Group Acknowledges Unsung Jewish Writers

University City: Local Group Acknowledges Unsung Jewish Writers

Kelly Writers House, located on University of Pennsylvania’s campus, was packed for an appreciation of little-known Jewish authors, poets and playwrights. Alexa Bryn, a former intern for the group, organized last week’s presentation that featured student, faculty and alumni speakers. Each presenter read aloud a passage and shared thoughts about their most revered Jewish writer. […]