Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775
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Thanks to a new curriculum at Congregation Beth Israel of Media, Hebrew-school students there may have an easier time making their way through the streets of Jerusalem or ordering falafel in Tel Aviv. Starting this school year, the daled through zayin students - fourth- to seventh-graders - at the Reconstructionist synagogue will be taught conversational Hebrew, in addition to the...
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In Short
Three major institutions of Conservative Judaism are coming together, physically and spiritually, the movement announced. The regional offices of the United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism and the region's Camp Ramah in the Poconos are joining forces at a new space in Jenkintown. In addition, the Ramah Day Camp moved this past summer into the nearby Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish...
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It's a story many synagogues know all too well: Changing demographics and a migrating Jewish community cause rabbis, administrators, board members and everyone else concerned with the longevity of a religious institution to rethink its location, location, location. Congregation Beth El in Cherry Hill, N.J., began this dialogue a decade ago. Located on the West side of the city -...
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The second-floor balcony of the historic General Wayne Inn appears unsteady. And the porch below - blocked off by chain-link fence and yellow police tape - looks as if it had buckled in the wake of some natural disaster. The Merion Station building that first opened in 1704 is suffering from age and neglect; the property has been vacant since...
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As my ancestors planted before me, so shall I plant for future generations.
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Some of them were outgoing, with large circles of friends, while others were loners. Some left behind families filled with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren while others were childless. Though they led disparate lives, 38 individuals who passed away in the Jewish year 5765 also remembered the Jewish community in their wills via the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia by leaving...
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