Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774
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Rebecca Gerewitz, 14, enjoyed her recent trip to Israel so much that she has not one favorite part, but two. The first was a Saturday-night boat ride near Tiberias, where she and classmates from Abrams Hebrew Academy in Yardley got to dance to Israeli music. Up next on her list was a trip to a rehabilitation hospital for Israeli soldiers...
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Two area synagogues have welcomed new additions to their bimahs, which amount to new homes for their Torahs. Chabad Lubavitch of Chester County: Jewish Center last week dedicated a brand-new, custom-built aron kodesh , or holy ark, to house its three Torahs. Similarly, a new ark has just been installed at Lubavitch of the Main Line's new building at the...
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Just in time for last weekend's official start of summer, the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education kicked off its first family-oriented Jewish reading club. "Families are spending quality time together during the summer," said Nancy Messinger, ACAJE's director of educational resources. "It's a wonderful time to give attention to things that sort of get put aside for 'when I...
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It's on the field, in the pool and match point for the games
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After getting a defensive rebound, Jordan Freel went "coast to coast," weaving around defenders in a drive to the hoop for a seemingly easy lay-up. With quick moves, lots of hustle and a deadly accurate shot, the 12-year-old controlled the tempo of the boys championship basketball game at the Junior Maccabi Games on Sunday. "We would pass it around," explained...
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William Lashner had always dreamed of a life in which he didn't have to go to an office every day, and could simply spend his time writing and telling stories. Now, after making a few proverbial leaps of faith, the 48-year-old Abington native and father of three is living that life; he's published six novels, including the forthcoming Marked Man,...
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