Author: Ken Myers

Ken is a lawyer (B.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, J.D. from Harvard Law School), who practiced in environmental, municipal and utility regulatory law. He was listed for environmental practice in Naifeh & Smith, Best Lawyers in America. But for over twenty years he has participated in pro bono work on First Amendment and church-state problems. Ken served as President of the Pennsylvania Region of American Jewish Congress, and as a member of the famed national Commission on Law and Social Action of AJCongress. He also served on its national Governing Board. Locally Ken served on the Jewish Community Relations Council. He was a member for five years of the Board of Trustees of Albert Einstein Healthcare System, and for two years on the Board of Belmont Behavioral Health Hospital. At Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Elkins Park Ken served on the Board of Directors and has chaired its Social Action Committee. He was a founder and officer of JSPAN, the Jewish Social Policy Action Network. Ken is chair of Common Cause of Pennsylvania, known as "the people's lobby." Ken can be reached at [email protected]

The Impact of Metastatic Breast Cancer Is Finally Being Recognized

Before the hit of the pandemic, Cancer was a widely known deadly disease. Cancer is and has always been a threat to everyone. For years, whenever a person hears the term cancer, their life will be upside down for the worse. Cancer is the one disease that will shatter an entire family and not just the person who is affected. But not every cancer has been counted properly especially when it comes to breast cancer. The cancer registries have not maintained an exact track record of the number of people who have had breast cancer Around 10,550 odd people were…

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Haym Salomon Stamp. Photo: USPS. How many Jewish heroes of the Revolutionary War (or earlier) can you identify? You probably know that Haym Salomon was a key figure in financing the Revolution. Did you know that Francis Salvador was the first Jew to die in the American Revolution, on August 1, 1776, following the signing of the Declaration of Independence? You might know that Philadelphian Rebecca Gratz founded the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society and other relief organizations. Did you know that her family was prominent among revolutionaries here? We also have colonial recipes. It is well known that Benjamin Nathan…

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Screen shot of the Constitution Center’s panel with Susan Glasser (left), Glenn Kessler (center), Brian Stelter (right). A vigorous free press is central to our Republic. If any part of the government fails in its duty or oversteps legal bounds, we expect the news media to alert all of us to the facts, and bring judges, legislators, police, private citizens and organizations into action to remedy the problem. Without the news media, minorities and the less fortunate in our society would be the first to suffer inequality and ultimately loss of freedom. But how does this work in an age…

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