Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Nisan 11, 5775
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
In 2005, Harris Bookfor, a disaster-relief volunteer for the American Red Cross, flew to Florida to assist in the wake of Hurricane Wilma's destruction. Since then, he's assisted when other, more-local disasters have struck, like the recent, massive Conshohocken apartment-house fire. So when Hurricane Ike struck the Gulf Coast in September, the Plymouth Meeting resident said he was once again...
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On their way to Kol Nidre, members of Congregation Melrose B'nai Israel Emanu-El in Cheltenham dropped off items of clothing to be donated to the Jewish Relief Agency. Rabbi Howard A. Addison (left) greeted Benjamin Leon, 15, who placed the items in a truck. Betty the Caterer donated the use of one of its trucks to collect and transport the clothing.
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Congregation Adath Jeshurun recently hosted a fundraising event to help build a castle on the synagogue playground in memory of Sara Burke, a preschooler who passed away in May after a battle with cancer. The castle-memorial will be based on a picture Sara drew in class. Sara's grandfather, Arthur Davis, is shown holding Max Goldman as he places his donation...
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Jewish Exponent Staff
Rabbi Julie Greenberg's 18-year-old son Raffi had an usual request for his milestone birthday: The Yale University freshman asked for a collection of his mother's sermons. Greenberg -- religious leader for the past seven years at Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir "Heart of the City," a Reconstructionist Synagogue -- hadn't exactly kept past sermons in a neat file, virtual or otherwise, and...
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
On Sunday, Sept. 21, sunny skies and a mild breeze greeted the more than 70 people who'd gathered on the front lawn of Beth Sholom Congregation to honor the historic structure that towered behind them -- the Mt. Sinai-inspired synagogue designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright -- which has been recognized with a state historic marker. Just before noon,...
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