Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Nisan 11, 5775
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A New Jersey congregation looking to move across the Delaware River to the Bucks County community of Langhorne has encountered some stiff opposition from residents. The reason is a familiar one: Homeowners contend that the new synagogue will increase the traffic volume in their quiet neighborhood. Congregation Brothers of Israel, a 123-year-old Conservative shul in Trenton, N.J., wants to follow...
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Teen attendance is expected to be on the increase for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Super Sunday 2006 on Feb. 12, because of new initiatives that have been planned just for them. "It's important to bring this population into the Jewish community, and help them understand what Super Sunday is and have them feel that they are part of...
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When Congregation Rodeph Shalom voted earlier this month to close its suburban satellite campus in Elkins Park, one of the questions left up in the air was what would happen to the preschool housed there. The answer, reached shortly after the Jan. 12 vote that authorized the closure, is that it's moving about 1 mile away - to the new...
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Teenage girls and boys frantically hugged one another and exchanged high-fives while their parents wiped away an occasional tear as a group of high-schoolers returned home last week after a nearly six-month stay in Israel. Yosef Razin - a bushy-haired 16-year-old and one of the 51 members of Akiba Hebrew Academy's junior class to travel to the Jewish state -...
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Arriving at his home in Northeast Philadelphia after work one day, Ben Bargerhuff noticed some flyers wrapped in a rubber band lying on his lawn. He thought nothing of it since it was the night before Election Day last November. But when he thumbed through the contents, he saw not candidate pitch sheets, but four pages of anti-Semitic material. Containing...
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