Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

Jordana Jacobs

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Talk about starting the New Year off with a blast! Attempting to gain entry into Guinness World Records for the largest amount of people in a shofar ensemble, Shaare Shamayim-Beth Judah-Beth Tefilath Israel-Rodeph Zedek Hebrew-school students and faculty hosted its first "Great Shofar Blow-Out" just days before Rosh Hashanah. According to Jacques Lurie, executive and educational director at the Traditional...
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To kick off its new medical ethics forum planned to run throughout the year, Congregation Tiferes B'nai Israel in Warrington held an interfaith panel on abortion last Saturday evening as a prelude to Selichot services. "With the recent John Roberts nomination, we wanted to give an overview of abortion from both a religious and ethical standpoint," explained Jon Broder, the...
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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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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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With the first days of fall behind them and the High Holidays right around the corner, Jewish cooks may be looking for fresh ways to utilize this season's crops in their holiday meals. To try to assist some of these curious kitchen folk, married chefs Jason and Stacy Clarke led a cooking class Monday night at Temple Emanuel in Cherry...
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