Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774
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Two area synagogues have welcomed new additions to their bimahs, which amount to new homes for their Torahs. Chabad Lubavitch of Chester County: Jewish Center last week dedicated a brand-new, custom-built aron kodesh , or holy ark, to house its three Torahs. Similarly, a new ark has just been installed at Lubavitch of the Main Line's new building at the...
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Just in time for last weekend's official start of summer, the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education kicked off its first family-oriented Jewish reading club. "Families are spending quality time together during the summer," said Nancy Messinger, ACAJE's director of educational resources. "It's a wonderful time to give attention to things that sort of get put aside for 'when I...
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For the past year, Irv Orenstein, a 76-year-old amateur photographer, has been taking groups of five children - students at Spring Garden Elementary School - and each week teaching them a little about photography before letting them loose with some new digital cameras. The Huntingdon Valley resident is a school volunteer who first helped the children with math and reading...
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Over the years, the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School has grown from a small basement school offering one or two grade levels to the current institution, which, on its two campuses, accommodates hundreds of students, ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade. During the course of those five decades, it held classes in nearly a dozen different locations around...
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It's on the field, in the pool and match point for the games
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After getting a defensive rebound, Jordan Freel went "coast to coast," weaving around defenders in a drive to the hoop for a seemingly easy lay-up. With quick moves, lots of hustle and a deadly accurate shot, the 12-year-old controlled the tempo of the boys championship basketball game at the Junior Maccabi Games on Sunday. "We would pass it around," explained...
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