Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
The people at Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai take pride in their synagogue's warm, welcoming atmosphere - a place where everyone can feel at ease. It's one of the qualities they point to that helped them reach their 80th anniversary, celebrated this past spring. "You don't have to get dressed up here, you don't have to compete with anyone. We're known...
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Lubavitch of Bucks County has built a new center in Newtown where the Jews of the community can socialize, hang out, or just sit and sip a cup of Joe. The 18,500-square-foot building - slated to be formerly dedicated on Oct. 2 - will serve as a second home for the Lubavitch group, which prior to the expansion only had...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
For Diana Gottlieb, seeing the large ballroom at Beth Emeth-B'nai Yitzhok filled with more than 200 people dancing, singing and talking about the good old days put a smile on her face. She talked with friends she hadn't seen in years, looked through old photo albums and even danced the hora. Gottleib, 77, is the co-president of the Conservative synagogue,...
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Even with 23 organizations already under its belt, the Kehillah of Old York Road is still continuing to grow. Congregation Kol Ami, set to move into a brand-new space on Old York Road this winter - after not having a place to call home for the past 11 years - joined the Kehillah this summer, and brought the number of...
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Sitting outside at a crowded West Philadelphia cafe and taking sips from an iced coffee as trolley cars intermittently clattered by along Baltimore Avenue, student Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann could barely contain her enthusiasm for her adopted neighborhood - and its newest synagogue. "It feels like a city, and you don't have to get in your car to go everywhere...
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