Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Kislev 25, 5775
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

Thu. Apr 9
7:00 PM
Rabbi Robert S. Leib and Pastor Bruce Petty continue their exciting and informative study sessions once again!
Fri. Apr 10
7:30 PM
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am welcomes Shabbat with a musical Shabbat service featuring the Beth Am T’efillah Band at 7:30 p.m.  For more information call 215-886-8000.
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Sat. Apr 11
10:00 AM
Students from the adult B'nai Mitzvah class will be called to the Torah  For more information call 215-886-8000.
Sun. Apr 12
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
Tue. Apr 14
10:00 AM
Grab an apron and join the Cook for a Friend Group. Help prepare meals for the needy at 10 a.m. Call for more information 215-886-8000.

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