Murder of Longtime Congregant Shocks Rodeph Shalom Synagogue CommunityRodeph Shalom rabbi Jill Maderer says 65-five-year-old Lee Stanley had deep ties to the synagogue and its activities. His father had been cantor there.
Philadelphia Group Holds Breast Cancer Screening Event "This is Bebashi's fifth annual Breast Fest," said Shaina Mitchell, the Philadelphia-based black empowerment organization's breast cancer prevention specialist.
What's Cooking on 1060: Biblical Brewoff, and Old City Night MarketA Philadelphia synagogue and a church engage in a friendly beer-brewing competition this weekend, and Old City hosts the first "Night Market" of 2014 next Thursday.
Sugarhouse Gets OK To Testify About 2nd Proposed Casino License for PhiladelphiaJohn Donnelly, a lawyer representing the casino on Delaware Avenue, argued for standing on the grounds that competition has increased greatly since the state's gambling law was passed.
Synagogue, Schools File Petition Against Applicant For Philadelphia's Second Casino LicenseA gaming board spokesman says Congregation Rodeph Shalom and two schools near the casino proposed for Broad and Callowhill Streets have filed a petition with the board seeking to intervene in opposition to the project, to be developed by Bart Blatstein.
Expansion Of Historic Synagogue Set To BeginWork begins shortly on a $15 million expansion to a historic synagogue near Center City. Organizers hope the project turns it into the "Beacon on North Broad."
Local Synagogue To Host A Public Event To Raise Awareness On An Inherited Cancer GeneNearly 1 in 40 American Jews of Eastern European descent carries the BRCA 1 and 2 mutation which increases the risk of certain cancers, including breast and ovarian.