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Ritual Life

Lifelong Educator Teaching Judaism at 90

It’s been 15 years since Sara Cohen retired from her position as educational director at Har Zion Temple, but her love of teaching and...

Philly Community Finds Unity After Pittsburgh Shooting

On the first Shabbat since the deadliest attack on Jews in United States history, Bryan Leib went to synagogue. He went to Temple Beth...

Women, Girls Connect at Pink Challah Bake

Young girls with pink aprons down to their feet frolicked around the room, while women of all ages exchanged greetings and schmoozed. Some wore...

Families Find Special Meaning Having B’nai Mitzvahs in Israel

From her side of the mechitza at the Kotel, Shaindy Lindenberg was able to get a good view of her son reading from the...

My Twin Brother and I: The Story of Our B’nai Mitzvah

I have a picture of my twin brother on my desk. It’s from a school photo day. Sitting in front of a navy blue...

Eagles Fans Bleed Green, Even During Special Events

“You want Philly Philly?” “Hungry dogs run faster.” “We all we got, we all we need!” These are well-known phrases in any Eagles fan’s lexicon, but they...

Beth Sholom Congregation Celebrates 100th Anniversary

With its glass triangular top, Beth Sholom Congregation’s building — designed by the late fabled architect Frank Lloyd Wright — is a sight to...

Penn Group Jewish Heritage Programs Breaks Shabbat Dinner Record

Close to 2,000 students lit candles and served challah across University of Pennsylvania’s campus on Oct. 12 as part of the Jewish Heritage Programs’...

A Reconstructionist Shul Grows in West Philly

It was a stormy night, the rain coming down in steady sheets, and a line of multicolored umbrellas snaked its way into Cavalry United...

Myriad Worshippers Find Meaning in Fasting

The day plays out much the same way every year, around when summer transitions into fall. Thirst. Hunger pangs around mealtimes. For a coffee drinker,...