Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Kislev 3, 5775
Hoisted onto the shoulders of her father, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel Associate Rabbi Peter C. Rigler, Maya Rigler had the honor of helping light a gigantic menorah before a crowd of 500 children and adults who attended the Elkins Park synagogue's Chanukah Shabbat celebration. Photo by Leza Raffel
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One year after the release of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group Report, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia presented its highest honor to the two longtime Washington power brokers who led the commission. That report had plenty to say not only about Iraq, but about Israel and its ongoing conflict both with the Palestinians and with Syria. The publication, in...
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The dramatic changes that have occurred in American society over the last 30 years have come to affect the composition of the family and, in turn, to change how offspring are cared for. For example, for several decades now, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children living with and being cared for full time by their...
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In the Dec. 6 story, "And the Oil Lasted Eight Nights ... Let's Hear More About Chanukah," Rabbi Robyn Frisch was misidentified as rabbi educator at Rodeph Shalom in Center City. She currently teaches adult-education classes at several locations in the Philadelphia area.
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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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