Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774

Rabbi Jeffrey Pivo (top) is pictured with some of the 25 children from Congregation Beth El in Yardley who will attend Camp Ramah in the Poconos this summer. The campers recently led the main service during special Saturday-morning "Ramah Shabbat" at the synagogue.
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Reunion evokes a spectrum of emotions during a recent
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
As she looked over a crowd of old friends, 81-year-old Eleanor Klieman couldn't help but feel sad. After being a member of Adath Tikvah Montefiore in Rhawnhurst for more than 40 years, she was happy to be back in the old building to talk and share a meal with friends, but the reunion party also served as a constant reminder...
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JE Staff
The staff of the Jewish Exponent received a record 17 awards as city, state and national press associations handed out honors for the best journalism published in 2006. "The State of Marriage" -- a four-part series on trends in Jewish dating, living together and matrimony -- earned first place in two citywide competitions. It won the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of...
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Dennis Ross, who served as Mideast envoy in both the George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations, offered a stinging rebuke of American diplomacy in the region during the tenure of President George W. Bush, asserting, among other things, that the current policy is actually accelerating the Iranian drive toward nuclear capability. Ross -- a key player in both the...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With statistics showing that boys are more likely than girls to significantly decrease Jewish involvement after their Bar Mitzvahs, what can Jewish institutions do to keep young males active in synagogue and communal life? "Forty-seven percent of boys see their Bar Mitzvah as their graduation from Judaism. I don't remember getting a Judaism diploma at my Bar Mitzvah, but that's...
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