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Staff Writer — Jewish Daily Forward

Staff writer @jdforward. Send tips/thoughts to pdberger@gmail.com.

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2012 - Investigative Reporting (Non-Daily Publication)
“Exposing sex abuse in the Orthodox community."

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2011 - Reporting by Newspaper with a Circulation under 100,000
“Where’s Washington’s Letter?”

The Untold Story of Leo Frank's Tumultuous New York Burial

forward.com — It's a simple gravestone, a small, ground-level marker identical to the four stones beside it. Nothing about the inscription, " Semper Idem " -" Always the same" - hints at the significance of this 31-year-old man's untimely death.
Aug 20, 2015

100 years ago today, Leo Frank was buried in Queens. Here's a part of Frank's story that rarely gets told: forward.com/news/319459/th…

Aug 20, 2015

The Untold Story of Leo Frank's Tumultuous New York Burial jd.fo/q8qMZ via @jdforward

Aug 20, 2015

RT @andybachman: Powerful story abt Leo Frank by @pdberger and the @jdforward with ref to Brooklyn, Mt. Carmel & @CBEBK R' A. Lyons. http…

Leo Frank Family's 'Conspiracy of Silence' About Lynching

forward.com — Leo Frank had no children. But the Jewish lynching victim's descendants include nieces, nephews and their children - who were inexplicably kept in the dark about their famous relative's 1915 murder. Cathee Smithline said was 18 when her mother, who was Frank's niece, handed her a 1965 book about the infamous case entitled "A Little Girl Is Dead."
Aug 19, 2015

RT @jdforward: A century ago, Leo Frank's lynching shook the #Jewish world. Yet his family was kept in the dark, @pdberger reports jd.fo/i8fd0

When Leo Frank Was Lynched a Century Ago

forward.com — "Leo M. Frank Kidnapped and Lynched." That's how readers of the Yiddish Forverts learned on August 17, 1915, of the shocking murder of Leo Frank. Frank's arrest and trial two years previously in Atlanta on charges of rape and murder gripped America's Jewish community. It gripped the Forverts too.
Aug 18, 2015

RT @jdforward: Leo Frank was lynched 100 years ago today. Learn about the killing that gripped the #Jewish world jd.fo/c8NiM

Aug 17, 2015

RT @100YearsToday: 100 years ago today, Leo Frank was lynched at dawn near #Marietta, Georgia. @jdforward's @pdberger remembers: forward.com/news/319173/wh…

Aug 17, 2015

RT @jdforward: Leo Frank was lynched 100 years ago today. Learn about the killing that gripped the Jewish world jd.fo/c8NiM

Washington's Best-Traveled Synagogue Gets Ready To Move Again

forward.com — The first time the historic Adas Israel synagogue stood in the way of progress, it occupied the corner of Sixth and G Streets NW in downtown Washington. During the 1960s, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority bought the Sixth and G Street block and began demolishing buildings to make way for its new headquarters.
Jul 28, 2015

RT @Daroff: Fascinating @pdberger story re @jhsgw RT @jdforward: Washington's best-traveled synagogue gets ready to move again jd.fo/f8eEs

3 Israeli-American Children Sent to Juvenile Detention - for Refusing To Talk to Dad

forward.com — A family court judge has sent three Israeli-American children to juvenile detention for refusing to speak to their father. Liam Tsimhoni, 14, and his siblings, Rowie, 10, and Nathalie, 9, have been in juvenile detention since June 24.
Jul 09, 2015

RT @jdforward: 3 Israeli-American children sent to juvenile detention — for refusing to talk to their father. jd.fo/f8dYS

Jul 10, 2015

Local Jewish leader @RabbiJason slams Oakland judge who sent teens to jail for not having lunch w/dad: “It’s bizarre" forward.com/news/311751/ts…

FBI raids Michigan Jewish college suspected of defrauding federal government

haaretz.com — Federal agents raided the offices of a Jewish college that has prospered from millions of dollars in federal aid even though almost all its students live in Israel and hardly any of them graduate. Federal officials declined to comment on the reason for the July 7 raid at Michigan Jewish Institute, in a suburb of Detroit.

Michigan Jewish Institute Raided by Federal Agents Amid Fiscal and Academic Questions

forward.com — Federal agents raided the offices of a Jewish college that has prospered from millions of dollars in federal aid even though almost all of its students live in Israel and hardly any of them graduate. Federal officials declined to comment on the reason for the July 7 raid at Michigan Jewish Institute, in a suburb of Detroit.
Jul 07, 2015

BREAKING Michigan Jewish Institute Raided by Federal Agents Amid Fiscal and Academic Questions jd.fo/p8npb @pdberger

Jul 08, 2015

That thing when you expose dodgy goings-on at a Jewish college and 3 yrs later it's raided by the Feds: forward.com/news/311591/mi…

Jul 08, 2015

RT @pdberger: That thing when you expose dodgy goings-on at a Jewish college and 3 yrs later it's raided by the Feds: forward.com/news/311591/mi…

America's Oldest Synagogue Wrestles With Court Battle - and Its Own Decline

forward.com — Rabbi Marc Mandel's voice filled Touro Synagogue one recent Saturday morning, drifting past the wooden columns that line the basilica and rising toward the women's gallery, just as the voices of baalei tefillah , or prayer leaders, did 250 years ago. Tourists stream through this, the oldest synagogue in America, five days a week.
Jun 22, 2015

America's Oldest Synagogue Wrestles With Court Battle — and Its Own Decline jd.fo/s8mGF Great story from @pdberger

Who's Investigating Rabbis Who Cross the Line?

forward.com — A rabbi who surfs the Internet for transsexual escorts stands trial for borrowing and stealing almost $500,000 from his congregation to pay off an extortionist. Another rabbi is sentenced to more than six years in jail for videotaping naked women in his synagogue's ritual bath.
Jun 11, 2015

Three largest rabbinical groups have suspended or expelled 14 rabbis in past five years, @pdberger reports: forward.com/news/309828/wh…

Jun 11, 2015

RT @joshnathankazis: Three largest rabbinical groups have suspended or expelled 14 rabbis in past five years, @pdberger reports: forward.com/news/309828/wh…

Jun 11, 2015

RT @joshnathankazis: Three largest rabbinical groups have suspended or expelled 14 rabbis in past five years, @pdberger reports: forward.com/news/309828/wh…

Jun 11, 2015

RT @jdforward: Who watches over rabbis when they cross ethical lines — and are they doing their job properly? jd.fo/h8brt pic.twitter.com/6vDDZZgmNG

Marc Schneier Booted From Rabbinic Group Over Affair

forward.com — Rabbi Marc Schneier, the spiritual leader of a tony congregation in the Hamptons, has been expelled from the Rabbinical Council of America, the Forward has learned. The five times married Schneier was quietly expelled from the Orthodox rabbinical group earlier this year in relation to allegations, in 2010, that he had an extramarital affair with a congregant, according to a source with first-hand knowledge of the expulsion who did not wish to be named.
Jun 05, 2015

High profile rabbi expelled from rabbinical organization following investigation into affair. forward.com/news/309558/ra…

Jun 08, 2015

Marc Schneier Booted From Rabbinic Group Over Affair jd.fo/s8kk3 via @jdforward #Jewish #Jews

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Aug 24, 2015

'Straight Outta Compton' Is Surprisingly Good to the Jews - Film & TV forward.com/culture/film-t… via @instapaper

Aug 22, 2015

RT @lahoare: Seven people dead after plane crashes on to cars during Shoreham air show gu.com/p/4bm6c?CMP=Sh…

Aug 20, 2015

RT @andybachman: Powerful story abt Leo Frank by @pdberger and the @jdforward with ref to Brooklyn, Mt. Carmel & @CBEBK R' A. Lyons. http…

Aug 20, 2015

@AliYarrow Odd. His Jewishness (and Northernness) fueled the entire controversy.

Aug 20, 2015

@AliYarrow He was a Brooklyn boy. Besides, I don't think his widow liked the idea leaving the body in Georgia, considering what was done.

Aug 20, 2015

100 years ago today, Leo Frank was buried in Queens. Here's a part of Frank's story that rarely gets told: forward.com/news/319459/th…

Aug 19, 2015

RT @jdforward: A century ago, Leo Frank's lynching shook the #Jewish world. Yet his family was kept in the dark, @pdberger reports jd.fo/i8fd0

Aug 19, 2015

At least two trustees resign as synagogue announces that 'sauna rabbi' will keep his job nytimes.com/2015/08/19/nyr… @andylocal


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