Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774

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Zara Myers, JE Feature
A parent of a student in the predecessor of what's now the K'tonton School for Young Children at Congregation B'nai Jacob in Phoenixville once told his teacher, Ruthe Actor: "My son won't eat until he's said the blessing before meals." For Actor, the actions of that small boy epitomize the bigger picture of Jewish identity and continuity that she taught...
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This year's Chanukah menorah contest at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, which was open to the Conservative synagogue's elementary- and middle-school students, netted 15 entries. The designs ran the gamut, from the traditional linear version - albeit with balloons for the lights - to the more abstract, with one interpretation essentially a mountain made out of boxes of candles...
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Torah Portion
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Rabbi David Gutterman, JE Feature
VAYESHEV, Genesis 37:1-40:23 I wish I could begin by quoting Rambam or Rabbi Soloveitchick - though separated by seven centuries, they remain two of our pre-eminent relationship experts. That is to say, they teach Jews how to relate to sacred texts and to the challenges of living Jewishly even today. But allow me to quote a different relationship expert, "Hitch"...
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About six years ago, Eve Berger's then-toddler daughter wanted to have colored lights on the outside of her house for the December holiday season, just like her neighbors. To indulge her daughter's request, Berger decided that she would string blue and white Christmas lights in the shape of a Magen David, and hang the symbol next to her front door...
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For more than four decades, Congregation Rodeph Shalom has maintained a significant presence at two Philadelphia-area locations. But if the Reform synagogue's strategic plan receives final approval next month, its Elkins Park campus will cease to exist. Synagogue leaders maintain that the shift in focus for the benefit of its metropolitan campus - a circa-1928 monument of Moorish-inspired architecture on...
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