Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775

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Five years ago, several adult members of Adath Israel in Merion Station realized that the Conservative congregation had let its United Synagogue Youth chapter lapse into inactivity. A group of eighth-graders, alerted to the problem, decided to take up the task and restart the chapter; among them was Matan Silberstein, who became the group's president. Now 18 and set to...
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Laura Pound Somers- JE Feature
Research shows that strong connections with Israel are essential in building an enduring Jewish identity. But according to the Jewish Agency for Israel, many North American Jews have become disconnected from Israel, and educational institutions have not sufficiently integrated the Jewish state into their curricula to instill powerful bonds in the younger generation. To change those trends, the Jewish Federation...
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Descendants of Harry Cohen know the family's patriarch hailed from Lithuania and entered the United States via Canada. They also know that he settled in Philadelphia in 1908, before moving two years later to Neshaminy in nearby Bucks County. Once there, the tailor-cum-farmer set up a small congregation, first davening in his home and then building a structure. Information about...
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Torah Portion
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Rabbi Lisa S. Malik- Suburban Jewish Community Center-B'nai Aaron in Havertown.
The Hebrew word for "Jew," Yehudi , stems from the word Yehudah ("Judah"), the name of the tribe from which most of us hail. In this week's Torah portion, our eponymous ancestor Yehudah has a starring role. He approaches the vice regent of Egypt (who, unbeknownst to him, is his brother Joseph) and offers his own freedom in exchange for...
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Jared Selley, JE Feature
When Tzvi Michanik began exchanging e-mail with a 26-year-old woman from Brooklyn back in August 2003, he was instantly enchanted. "To read her profile, I knew I was dealing with the nobility of Torah-observant women," recalled the now 29-year-old Michanik. "The way she wrote, it sent a chill down my spine." Months before, Michanik - a self-described Torah-observant Jew living...
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