Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

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It's a story many synagogues know all too well: Changing demographics and a migrating Jewish community cause rabbis, administrators, board members and everyone else concerned with the longevity of a religious institution to rethink its location, location, location. Congregation Beth El in Cherry Hill, N.J., began this dialogue a decade ago. Located on the West side of the city -...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Maritza Corrales, who has spent her academic life researching the history of Jewish migration to Cuba, fascinated listeners at Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel two weeks ago. Sponsored by HIAS and Council Migration, the program focused on insights into the Cuban Jewish community gained from archival studies in the United States, Israel, Spain, Turkey and other countries, often integrating her finding...
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Even as a young man - even before he was a teenager - Dr. Kenneth Levin recalls having an intense interest in Israel and the Middle East. But it was just this summer - after years of writing articles about it primarily for Jewish papers and Hebrew journals - that Levin, also a psychiatrist in private practice, published his first...
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Lubavitch of Bucks County has built a new center in Newtown where the Jews of the community can socialize, hang out, or just sit and sip a cup of Joe. The 18,500-square-foot building - slated to be formerly dedicated on Oct. 2 - will serve as a second home for the Lubavitch group, which prior to the expansion only had...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
For Diana Gottlieb, seeing the large ballroom at Beth Emeth-B'nai Yitzhok filled with more than 200 people dancing, singing and talking about the good old days put a smile on her face. She talked with friends she hadn't seen in years, looked through old photo albums and even danced the hora. Gottleib, 77, is the co-president of the Conservative synagogue,...
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