Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774

In addition to a new name, the school's also getting a new address
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has purchased a 35-acre campus, worth roughly $30 million, located in Delaware County's Radnor Township -- a move officials there hope will lead to the creation of a communal and educational hub for the Main Line, one modeled partly on the more than 20-year-old Mandell Education Campus in Melrose Park. Akiba Hebrew Academy will...
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The weather cooperated for the second annual "Oy Vey 5K," held last month by Congregation Beth Or in Maple Glen: It was a bit overcast, not too hot and not too dry. About 250 runners and walkers participated in this benefit for two charities: Jacob's Ladder, a program run by Jewish Family and Children's Service, and the Interfaith Housing Alliance...
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Rachel Silverman, JE FEature
The rabbi stood at the front of the room, holding a big book. But as he leaned over to read, he didn't begin a sermon or start chanting Hebrew trope. Instead, Rabbi Ira F. Stone of Temple B'nai Zion-B'nai Israel in Center City helped a flock of children sound out a word. "It's a big one," said the rabbi, gazing...
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Five-year-old Johnathan Altenburgh displays his "Jared Box" with Myra Goldman (left) and Carol Fink, members of the Hesed Committee of Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell. The Philadelphia Unit of the Shriners Hospitals for Children received 30 such boxes assembled during the congregation's Mitzvah Day. Jared, a 5-year-old boy who died of brain-stem cancer in 2000, carried a backpack full...
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Rabbi Jeffrey Pivo (top) is pictured with some of the 25 children from Congregation Beth El in Yardley who will attend Camp Ramah in the Poconos this summer. The campers recently led the main service during special Saturday-morning "Ramah Shabbat" at the synagogue.
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