Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Elul 29, 5774

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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
One of the founding members of Kol Tzedek in West Philadelphia can add another superlative to her list of personal accomplishments: head rabbi. The young synagogue's young rabbi, Lauren Grabelle Herrmann, helped found the shul in 2004, while still a student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote. "When we started the synagogue I introduced myself as a rabbinical student,...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
There's a new face at Temple Sholom in Broomall, but she's no rookie. Rabbi Reena Spicehandler is currently serving as interim rabbi for the Delaware County shul -- a position she's held at four other synagogues over the past seven years, including ones in Doylestown and King of Prussia. Rather than seeking out a traditional permanent rabbinic position, she's found...
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By:
Aaron Passman
Growing up in the San Francisco Bay area, Joshua Kalev had an unusual pastime. "As a child, I used to arrange my stuffed animals as a congregation and lead services for them," he said. "I was always in awe of my rabbi and what he got to do." Kalev, who now leads Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell, said he'd...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Over the years, Rabbi Pinchas Klein has fought for causes and issues that he's considered important. First, there was Soviet Jewry, then he spoke out against the Cambodian genocide. And then, in April 2007, Klein strove to heighten awareness of the existential threat that Iran posed to Israel. He joined 21 other rabbis in protest outside the United Nations. The...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Lauren Brody-Hyett and Samantha Safran have quite a few things in common: Both are rabbinical students at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote (Brody-Hyett is in her fifth year; Safran in her third) and both have known since they were young that they wanted to be rabbis. Together, though they're not yet ordained, they will share the role of spiritual...
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