Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774
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Ryan Teitman
The situation is tricky. An interfaith couple, soon to have their first child, have worked out all the details about how they'll raise the baby religiously. There's just one problem: No one's taken the time to let the grandparents in on the faith their newborn grandchild will follow. Grandparents are an integral part of the familial equation, and their role...
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Ryan Teitman
With the threat of snow in the air this past Sunday, members of Ohev Shalom of Bucks County braved the cold and broke ground on the synagogue's long-awaited expansion of its Richboro campus. After over five years of planning and preparation, Ohev Shalom is now set to build its Irv and Elaine Levin Building. The new construction will expand the...
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Throughout his time with Boy Scouts of America Troop 185, Mike Schatz learned valuable lessons that he now calls upon in everyday life. These include "accepting responsibility, teaching others, being self-reliant and taking a leadership role," relayed Schatz, a 50-year-old who ran a group of radio stations, and now is the executive director of a Harrisburg synagogue. Like many Scouts,...
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The lyrics to "Am Yisrael Chai" grew louder as the song leaders' folksy guitar strummings became faster, and the voices of more than 1,100 teens from nearly every state in the country -- in addition to nations such as Canada, Germany, Mexico and, not surprisingly Israel -- filled the ballroom of the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. The three-day biennial convention...
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Worshippers arriving at Society Hill's Congregation B'nai Abraham for Shabbat services on Feb. 10 came upon quite a surprise: Much of the historic building had been flooded overnight. The culprit? Not the snow and ice, but an old pipe that froze and then burst. "We came to synagogue and it was gushing, pouring down water, from the top level to...
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