Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774

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Ryan Teitman
Throughout its 160 years, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park has retained its devotion to the spirit of social justice. From its first rabbi -- an abolitionist who led the congregation during the Civil War period -- to the synagogue's recent relief efforts in response to Hurricane Katrina, K.I. has kept the focus on helping those in need. It...
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The roughly 200 or so people who'd gathered in the social hall at Temple Beth Sholom in Cherry Hill, N.J., couldn't help but chuckle as the DVD clip from the pre-VCR-era show "All in the Family" played on a giant projection screen. The scene that elicited hearty laughs was taken from a 1972 episode of the landmark series created by...
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At the beginning of a two-hour presentation Monday at the National Museum of American Jewish History, 37-year-old lecturer and author Loolwa Khazzoom asked her audience where their ancestors derived. José Zighelboim said he's a Venezuelan Jew. Josef Kardos identified himself as a Jew who's half-Chinese, half-Hungarian. Others noted family from Latvia, Portugal, Iran and Israel. And all of these people...
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Right before a recent trip to Washington, D.C., 16-year-old Ben Bernstein said he wasn't all that interested in politics. But after learning about lobbying, campaign-finance reform and even meeting with a congressman, Bernstein can safely say that politics is now on his radar screen. Bernstein, and three other teenagers from Temple Brith Achim in King of Prussia, participated in the...
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Ryan Teitman
Teaching is a journey of sorts, and for two educators at Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia in Ardmore, at least a leg of that journey will become a reality, as they travel to Israel to learn new ways to challenge their students. An invitation from Israel's Society for Excellence Through Education will allow the teachers to attend a weeklong conference,...
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