Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
As a congregational rabbi, Peter Rigler of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park admitted that he doesn't get too many opportunities to talk one on one with teens about Judaism. Those conversations, he said, tend to evolve in settings that are somewhat out of the ordinary -- like wandering through an old Jewish neighborhood in the Czech Republic, for...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
With its groundbreaking just about two weeks away, the National Museum of American Jewish History has reached an impressive milestone: It's raised $100 million of the $150 million needed to construct a new 100,000-square-foot home on Independence Mall. Said George M. Ross, the museum's capital-campaign chairman: "It says a lot for this project to have raised" that much. "I've spoken...
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The auditorium was a virtual sea of blue and white. Students wore brand-new T-shirts, and some sported baseball caps emblazoned with the words "Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy." Signs, banners and brochures -- even cookies -- carried the new name and logo at a ceremony officially bestowing the moniker on the former Akiba Hebrew Academy. The event was held Monday...
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The Tikkun Olam Committee of Congregation Tiferes B'nai Israel in Warrington collected school supplies and a gift card for donation to "A Woman's Place" in Bucks County. Pictured is Stu Rosenthal delivering some of the supplies that will go to help children who have been displaced from their homes due to domestic violence.
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
When he played football for Council Rock High School North several years ago, Noah Gross had a difficult decision to make once the High Holidays rolled around. Even though school was closed on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, his team still had practice. But being an observant Jew, he decided that it was best to skip the drills and go...
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