Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

By:
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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Local philanthropist and communal activist Irvin Borowsky, 83, was recently recognized by The Wall Street Journal in its Encore feature series for his "post-retirement" work with the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia. Borowsky, a first-generation American born to Polish émigrés, founded the museum off Second Street in Old City in January 2000 to help defuse prejudice and bigotry in the...
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The Mitzvah Food Pantry, a network of five pantry locations and one food-distribution only site throughout Greater Philadelphia, has changed its name to the Mitzvah Food Project. According to Mitzvah Food Project associate Drisana Davis, the name was changed to reflect the "breadth of hunger-relief services we offer, as well as the project's plans to expand its efforts to raise...
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(From left) Eric Floyd, Rabbi Howard Hersch, Joan Hersch and Ben James celebrate the completion of a 13-feet-by-6-inch menorah made of Legos at Congregation Brothers of Israel in Newtown. About 180 people helped build the menorah, composed of 60,000 Lego pieces provided by architect Stephen Schwartz, who travels to different congregations to set up the temporary exhibits -- topping it...
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