Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

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It happened to Philadelphia goalie Max Fenkell two years in a row. First, it was the inline hockey semifinal in the JCC Maccabi Games in 2004. After his Philadelphia team overcame a two-goal deficit against Washington, D.C., to tie the game -- this, in front of D.C.'s home crowd -- Fenkell, 15, gave up the game winning goal with just...
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Ryan Teitman
While many congregations throughout the area held recent rallies in support of Israel, Rabbi Peter Hyman of Temple Sholom in Broomall felt that something was missing. "It seemed to me that we were missing the bigger picture and a greater point," he said. "And the greater point for me was that issues that impact Israel and the Middle East are...
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Ryan Teitman
Fifty members of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel's Blue Bell campus celebrated a momentous occasion on Aug. 25: their one-year anniversary. With a dinner and Shabbat service led by Assistant Rabbi Peter Rigler -- and an Oneg with ice-cream and cake afterward -- K.I.'s Blue Bell members commemorated an entire year at a new place of worship, though still as members...
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Ryan Teitman
With Israel in great need of postwar repair, locals have jump-started efforts to help out. Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, for example, set a goal of raising $100,000 in a single month to be used for Magen David Adom, the Jewish state's medical-rescue unit. Yet the synagogue did not meet its goal; it exceeded it. "We sent a letter to...
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For the foreseeable future, Bonnie and Harris Blackman will have to do their cooking inside the Federal Emergency Management Agency trailer that sits outside their home in Metairie, La., about 25 minutes from downtown New Orleans. But they've got a couple reasons to celebrate; their first floor now actually has walls instead of exposed sheetrock and wooden framing. And finally,...
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