Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774
On Thursday, Nov. 4, InterFaithways will kick off their Family Shabbat Weekends with a special movie night at the Hiway Theatre in Jenkintown. The evening will feature a wine-and-cheese reception, to be followed by a screening of "From Woody Allen to Ben Stiller: Interfaith Relationships Portrayed in Film," a montage of clips from comedies and dramas featuring interfaith couples. Following...
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The Kehillah of Center City, a joint initiative of the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education/Jewish Outreach Partnership and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, is offering community members an opportunity to learn more about Jewish customs, values and traditions. Aptly named "A Taste of Judaism," this free, three-session series of classes is designed for beginners, Jewish or not, who...
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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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