Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Just 13 years after first holding prayer sessions in rented space or in congregants' homes, Kehilat HaNahar, The Little Shul by the River, is close to reaching a $250,000 fundraising goal to upgrade its facilities. The New Hope synagogue is planning to use the money to put on a new roof, repave a worn driveway and blacktop the parking lot,...
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Martins Run Rabbi Meryl Crean was recently invited to give a sermon at an interfaith service held at St. Pius X Church in Broomall. The service is an annual event held by the Marple-Newtown Clergy Association in support of the Life Center of Eastern Delaware County, a shelter in Upper Darby. Pictured, from left, are (front row) Natalie Grey, Hadassah...
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The Jewish Relief Agency now has a new place to store and sort the thousands of cans and boxes of food it hands out each month to low-income Jewish families in the Philadelphia area. On Nov. 29, the JRA moved into a new warehouse at 10980 Dutton Road, at the corner of Comly and Dutton roads in the Northeast, reported...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
While classic cars are often admired more than they're actually driven, Gene Epstein is bucking that tradition and preparing to get his 1954 white Cadillac Eldorado convertible primed for a truly momentous journey. In the coming months, Epstein, who lives in Newtown, will add radial whitewall tires to his vehicle, take it for a 50-mile test drive, and then pack...
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Zach Pontz, JE Feature
Long gone are the days when adolescents gathered at the corner drugstore for malts and an order of fries. Indeed, according to a recent conference, teenagers are maturing faster than ever before in recent history. And such an extreme change in maturation means that it's important for educators and parents alike to treat adolescents "as growing adults, instead of as...
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