Friday, February 27, 2015 AdarI 8, 5775

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Meet Dena Herrin: a Hebrew school drop-out who married a practicing Catholic — and then went on to become president of one of the largest Reform congregations in Greater Philadelphia. Herrin laughs at the memory of convincing her dad to let her off the hook from religious school because she hated it “with an absolute passion.”
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VAYAKHEL, Exodus 35:1-38:20
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Rabbi Joshua Runyan
Is each person a world unto himself? Or is the whole greater than the sum of its parts?
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Rabbi Danielle Stillman
KI TISSA, Exodus 30:11-34:35 Rav Abba bar Aha said: "It is difficult to fathom the character of this people: when asked to contribute to the making of the [golden] calf, they respond; when asked to contribute to the building of the Tabernacle, they respond!" This midrash points to a central puzzle in this week's portion, Ki Tissa. It opens with...
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Rabbi Adam Zeff
Tetzaveh, Exodus 27:20-30:10 In Jewish tradition, we spend a lot of time trying to figure out God's will. We study the words of the Torah and their many interpretations in an attempt to understand what message God might be sending us. But what if there were a way of asking God a question? What if we could communicate directly with...
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It may be considered a minor holiday, but with its history of heroes and villains and bravery and self-dignity, Purim presents a very teachable moment.
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Religious Events

Fri. Feb 27
Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El
6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Fri. Feb 27
Society Hill Synagogue
6:15 PM-7:15 PM
Fri. Feb 27
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am
7:00 PM

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