Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774
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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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(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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Return to shul evokes the miracle of Chanukah
For seven long months, the synagogue building was essentially off-limits: Chaos and disrepair had ensued as the result of severe water damage due to internal flooding. And for the members and staff of Congregation B'nai Abraham, it seemed like an exile of sorts. So does that mean that the return to the historic 97-year-old building on Lombard Street in Society...
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Noah's Ark, made out of wood by Lawrence Freifeld and artist Julie Ratmansky from the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim in Northeast Philadelphia, is apparently sailing well in these waters. The 6-foot-high work of art and joint tzedakah project was designed as an educational project for the religious school. It recently traveled to the Sholom Arbor House, as seen here, and...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
With synagogue leaders donning hard hats and children singing songs, a group of 150 gathered outside of Temple Brith Achim to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new addition to the shul. The Powell Center for Lifelong Learning will bring 6,300 square feet of much-needed new space to the King of Prussia synagogue; in addition, about 1,200 square feet of existing...
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