Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775

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Thanks to a new curriculum at Congregation Beth Israel of Media, Hebrew-school students there may have an easier time making their way through the streets of Jerusalem or ordering falafel in Tel Aviv. Starting this school year, the daled through zayin students - fourth- to seventh-graders - at the Reconstructionist synagogue will be taught conversational Hebrew, in addition to the...
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In Short
Three major institutions of Conservative Judaism are coming together, physically and spiritually, the movement announced. The regional offices of the United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism and the region's Camp Ramah in the Poconos are joining forces at a new space in Jenkintown. In addition, the Ramah Day Camp moved this past summer into the nearby Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish...
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It's a story many synagogues know all too well: Changing demographics and a migrating Jewish community cause rabbis, administrators, board members and everyone else concerned with the longevity of a religious institution to rethink its location, location, location. Congregation Beth El in Cherry Hill, N.J., began this dialogue a decade ago. Located on the West side of the city -...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Maritza Corrales, who has spent her academic life researching the history of Jewish migration to Cuba, fascinated listeners at Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel two weeks ago. Sponsored by HIAS and Council Migration, the program focused on insights into the Cuban Jewish community gained from archival studies in the United States, Israel, Spain, Turkey and other countries, often integrating her finding...
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Even as a young man - even before he was a teenager - Dr. Kenneth Levin recalls having an intense interest in Israel and the Middle East. But it was just this summer - after years of writing articles about it primarily for Jewish papers and Hebrew journals - that Levin, also a psychiatrist in private practice, published his first...
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