Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Tevet 2, 5775

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Ryan Teitman
Rabbi Amanda Lurer has a lot on her plate right now. She's starting her fifth year at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, is working toward her master's degree in Jewish education at Gratz College, and she's also just taken over the reins at the Bristol Jewish Center in Bucks County. She knew from an early age that she would...
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Ryan Teitman
After finishing his studies at Asychel Avrahm Rabbinic Seminary in New York City, Rabbi Steven A. Saks started looking for openings at synagogues he thought he'd be interested in. When he came across Adath Zion Congregation -- a traditional synagogue in Northeast Philadelphia -- it seemed to be just what he was searching for. "The shul was basically a good...
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After 13 years of traveling the wilderness of Montgomery County, Congregation Kol Ami is setting down roots on High School Road in Elkins Park. Marching on the way to their new home, Rabbi Elliot Holin carries a Torah, as did Kol Ami president Jonathan Auerbach (not pictured). Children from Congregation Kol Ami's religious school and nursery school (above) also get...
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Organizers of a Selichot program at Germantown Jewish Centre -- "Are We in the Midst of World War III?" -- admitted that the title might be considered a tad sensationalist. Yet in light of the recent war between Israel and Hezbollah, the ongoing conflagrations in Afghanistan and Iraq, and increasing anti-Semitism in Europe and the Arab world, synagogue officials thought...
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Ryan Teitman
The congregation of Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim learned a crucial lesson during the course of its $8.5 million renovation project: Sometimes, small projects can grow. And grow. And grow. "We ended up actually renovating the entire facility in one way or another," explained Rabbi David Straus. What started out as a project much smaller in scope eventually touched...
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Religious Events

Wed. Dec 24
Oy To The World Jewish Christmas Xmas Eve Party
The Collaborative
9:00 PM-2:00 AM
Thu. Dec 25
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri. Dec 26
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