Archive for July 10th, 2016

Chesco makes change to homeless program

In stark contrast to the affluent around them, more than 600 people, many of them children, experience homelessness on any given night, according to Chester County officials. Even more troubling is the fact that during the past year, 51 percent of the people who called ConnectPoints, a county hotline designed to connect them to emergency shelter and other resources, ...

 
 

Skies, fireflies in synch for Friday Night Lights

Despite dire forecasts, Mother Nature wisely provided perfect weather for the Sixth Annual Friday Night Lights on July 8, possibly realizing that it would have been cruel to sabotage a fundraiser for Natural Lands Trust, an organization that works tirelessly to protect her. Addressing a sellout crowd of 700, Molly K. Morrison, NLT’s president and CEO, noted that the ...

 

Rabbinic Reflections: Wiesel and Jewish remembering

I was there. I was in the Birkenau death camp with Elie Wiesel in 1990. I had just marched from Auschwitz with thousands of Jews from around the world, mostly youths like myself at the time, as part of The March of the Living. The March of the Living commemorates Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) in Poland and Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) in Israel. At the ...