Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
Organization:
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am

Location

971 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
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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.

For more information call 215-886-8000

More Events from Old York Road Temple-Beth Am

Wed. Sep 17
7:00 PM
Enjoy an evening of mah jongg with the Sisterhood of Old York Road – Temple Beth Am at 7 p.m.,  For more information call 215-886-8000.
Thu. Sep 18
9:30 AM
Weekly one-hour class.
Sat. Sep 20
9:00 AM
Coffee, bagels and discussion
Sun. Sep 21
9:30 AM
Nosh on bagels and enjoy a discussion with the Brotherhood of Old York Road Temple-Beth Am at a 9:30 a.m. adult study session.  No prior experience necessary
Sun. Sep 21
9:30 PM
Old York Road Temple – Beth Am Sisterhood welcomes Harold Kaytes, owner of Olive Lucy in Huntingdon Valley, PA.  Harold will speak about the differences between olive oils and vinegars and the many
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