Thursday, April 24, 2014 Nisan 24, 5774
The High Holidays always fill me with hope and optimism. They are a time for reflection -- an opportunity to take stock of our achievements and shortfalls, and to strive to become better people. Many of us will recite the traditional prayers at synagogues, and then continue the celebration of this sacred season in our homes. Our festive meals are...
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How to best fund the many needs overseas
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When it comes to dollars designated for the Jewish state, is it more important to fund a soup kitchen or send more college students on a Birthright Israel experience? While it might not be an either/or proposition, these issues lie at the heart of an ongoing debate, especially as funds for Israel continue to decline. Now that Israel is considered...
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Passing on the reins of a key community-building program
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The Kehillot, the seven community-building entities throughout the region that stage Jewish festivals, adult learning sessions, soccer leagues, children's storytelling and Israeli Independence Day events, is about to come under new management. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, which created and for years ran the network, is turning over the program to the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education/ Jewish...
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Eight area synagogues will play host to Caravan Dagania, one of four troupes of Israeli young people who are touring North America this summer as part of the Tzofim (Israel Scouts) Friendship Caravan. Each group of 10 young men and women serve as emissaries who share their experiences about growing up in the Jewish state through song, dance and storytelling...
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The Lokoff Early Learning Center, a Federation Early Learning Services facility, has opened its doors in a brand-new setting -- 7002 Butler Pike in Ambler. Parents are invited to meet center director Amy Wertkin and visit classrooms during one of two open houses: Sunday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. to noon; and Wednesday, Aug. 18, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Parking...
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