Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774
Tiferet Beth Israel preschoolers and their teachers, Nancie Dall (left) and Diane Goldbacher, enjoy an imaginary trip to the rainforest they created in class. Over the past few months, children at the Blue Bell synagogue have discovered the beauty, diversity and significance of such endangered areas.
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Rabbi Mordechai ("Mordy") and Limor Friedman share a cozy office lined with Hebrew books inside Steinhardt Hall, home of Hillel at the University of Pennsylvania. You might think the space would be too close for comfort, but they said they're rarely in their office at the same time, and are so busy on campus that a good chunk of the...
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Ryan Teitman
"We know that the Jewish community is considerably grayer than the general population," said Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman. "It's something that people have been afraid to acknowledge." Nearly 25 percent of the Jewish population is over the age of 60, according to Friedman, yet the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote where she now works is one of the few Jewish...
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Ryan Teitman
When Etz Chaim of Eastern Montgomery County opens in a storefront right near the Elkins Park train station this November, commuters will have an exciting new option in Jewish education: "Torah Express." These 15-minute classes will allow commuters to have a danish and coffee, hear a brief lesson for the day, then catch their train to work. This innovative class...
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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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