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Old York Road Temple-Beth Am


971 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
Our synagogue is truly a “Beth Am” – a house of the people. We are a Reform congregation of more than 800 families in Abington, dedicated to creating a warm, inclusive, and stimulating Jewish community. Beth Am's members create deep connections and

“Yearning To Belong”

March 3, 2013 9:30 AM

“Yearning To Belong”

Please join Mimi Polin Ferraro and Cantor Elena Zarkh of Old York Road Temple – Beth Am in a discussion following the film “Yearning To Belong”.

In February of 2002, a Jewish beit din (court) made up of 5 rabbis from the United States and Israel flew to a remote area in Uganda to conduct a formal conversion of over 300 Abayudaya (the Lugandan term for “Jews”), welcoming them into the community of world Jewry.  The documentary “Yearning To Belong” records this momentous event.

The documentary shows the ritual conversions, family interviews with the Beit Din, the mikveh and river immersions and the individual stories of the village members. In addition, it presents the story of the spiritual leader Rabbi Gershom Sizomu who is currently studying for ordination at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles as well as the amazing celebration when a Torah is donated to the community and the first wedding is held under a sugarcane chuppah.

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More Events from Old York Road Temple-Beth Am

Sat. Oct 22
9:00 AM
Torah, Bagels & Coffee
Sat. Oct 22
10:00 AM
Join us on the third Saturday of every month for a special Tot Shabbat. We begin at 10 o’clock am in the Temple Beth Torah
Sun. Oct 23
6:30 PM
Old York Road Temple – Beth Am invite all their Bar and Bat Mitzvah candidates and their families for 5777 to come forward as the Torah is unrolled.  Students will stand by their portion, and suppo
Mon. Oct 24
10:00 AM
Everyone is welcome to attend and early Yiskor service on Simchat Torah at 10:00 a.m.
Wed. Oct 26
7:00 PM
The Sisterhood of Old York Road Temple - Beth Am will host a Painting Party! Location: Uncorked Artist studio in Warminster  1414 Old York Rd. Suite B

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