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Ritual Life

Rabbi’s New Leadership Role at Rodeph Shalom is Historic

Congregation Rodeph Shalom installed its new senior rabbi over the weekend of Nov. 6, but to congregants she’s been a familiar face since 2001. Rabbi...

Clergy Grasp How to be Confidants for Alzheimer’s Community

With the number of Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease expected to rise — from 5 million to 16 million by 2050 — advocacy is...

Philadelphia Native Offers Destination Weddings in a Unique Locale

Most people associate weddings with love and commitment, and rightly so. After all, it’s a ceremony to unite two people together, building a life...

Something Borrowed — Literally

Imagine a real-life Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants scenario — except you don’t know who will wear your pants next, or where. Enter the world...

Lower Merion Community Mikvah Dedication Gives Sprinkle of What’s About to Come

It was an ironically fitting rainy Sunday afternoon for the dedication of a swanky new mikvah off Montgomery Avenue. The Lower Merion Community Mikvah saw...

DIY Weddings Allow Millennials to Customize Their Nuptials and Save Money

Like a lot of modern couples, Stephanie and Daniel Braceland didn’t bother hiring a videographer for their August wedding at Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market. Instead,...

Searching for an Unusual Bar and Bat Mitzvah Party Venue? Consider These Choices

Bar or Bat Mitzvah ranks among the most traditional of all Jewish events — for good reason. Strip away all the fun party details and...

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Projects Teach Giving Back, Even After the Ceremony

The countless hours spent learning and practicing your Torah portion. The late-night anxieties parents experience as they double check they’ve called the caterer and decorators...

‘I’m Just a Shul’: TBI’s ‘Shulhouse Rock’ Makes Music Central to Synagogue’s Children’s Service

“Conjunction Junction” has a new function: Jewish rock ’n’ roll. Well, more so Conservative and Reform songs, accompanied by melodies on a guitar — but...

Friday Nights at Richboro Temple to ‘Rock’ the Sabbath

When the sun sets on a particular Friday in late October, the Shabbat service at Ohev Shalom of Bucks County will sway to the...