Friday, December 9, 2016 Kislev 9, 5777
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Memories are sometimes all that remain of days -- and neighborhoods -- gone by, as the participants of a synagogue bus trip discovered firsthand last Sunday. The tour of former Jewish North Philadelphia sites gave the 45 people on board a chance to revisit the streets and structures where any number of Jews and their families once lived, worked and...
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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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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
The Zoning Hearing Board of Lower Moreland Township will need to hear more testimony before deciding whether to allow cell-phone carrier T-Mobile to build a 130-foot cell tower on the grounds of Shalom Memorial Park and Forest Hills Cemetery near Byberry and Pine roads. At a Sept. 25 hearing held at the Huntingdon Valley Library, angry citizens protested the proposed...
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Sandra Berman (left) and Fran Beresid-Andrepont are members of Temple Beth Israel in Gadsden, Ala., which has a small congregation and a rabbi who flies in from Atlanta once a month to lead services. Congregants hope to fill the pews with unaffiliated Jews during Yom Kippur and the holidays that follow it. RNS Photo/Reuters
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A handful of Hebrew books sat haphazardly on the mostly empty shelves. No family photos adorned the walls or rested on the desk in Rabbi Avraham Shmidman's new office in Lower Merion Synagogue. He's got plenty of each to choose from; there just hasn't been much time for office decorating. On Aug. 6, Shmidman and his family moved to the...
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