Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
For Diana Gottlieb, seeing the large ballroom at Beth Emeth-B'nai Yitzhok filled with more than 200 people dancing, singing and talking about the good old days put a smile on her face. She talked with friends she hadn't seen in years, looked through old photo albums and even danced the hora. Gottleib, 77, is the co-president of the Conservative synagogue,...
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Even with 23 organizations already under its belt, the Kehillah of Old York Road is still continuing to grow. Congregation Kol Ami, set to move into a brand-new space on Old York Road this winter - after not having a place to call home for the past 11 years - joined the Kehillah this summer, and brought the number of...
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Sitting outside at a crowded West Philadelphia cafe and taking sips from an iced coffee as trolley cars intermittently clattered by along Baltimore Avenue, student Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann could barely contain her enthusiasm for her adopted neighborhood - and its newest synagogue. "It feels like a city, and you don't have to get in your car to go everywhere...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
An army of construction workers has descended upon Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim - banging hammers, drilling holes and rewiring electricity - as the 45-year-old Wynnewood synagogue undergoes an $8.5 million renovation. The redesigned edifice will add 5,200 square feet of space, including a new 120-seat chapel, an expanded auditorium, a new parlor room and an expanded entryway. The...
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A Chester County Reform congregation that has multiplied from 12 to 150 families in a little more than a decade, has worshiped in a bunch of different places: congregants' private homes, on the grounds of West Chester University, even in a historic barn owned by a Lutheran Church, carting prayerbooks and Torah scrolls from place to place. Now, nearly two...
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