Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774

By:
Ryan Teitman
After finishing his studies at Asychel Avrahm Rabbinic Seminary in New York City, Rabbi Steven A. Saks started looking for openings at synagogues he thought he'd be interested in. When he came across Adath Zion Congregation -- a traditional synagogue in Northeast Philadelphia -- it seemed to be just what he was searching for. "The shul was basically a good...
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After 13 years of traveling the wilderness of Montgomery County, Congregation Kol Ami is setting down roots on High School Road in Elkins Park. Marching on the way to their new home, Rabbi Elliot Holin carries a Torah, as did Kol Ami president Jonathan Auerbach (not pictured). Children from Congregation Kol Ami's religious school and nursery school (above) also get...
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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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Ryan Teitman
The congregation of Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim learned a crucial lesson during the course of its $8.5 million renovation project: Sometimes, small projects can grow. And grow. And grow. "We ended up actually renovating the entire facility in one way or another," explained Rabbi David Straus. What started out as a project much smaller in scope eventually touched...
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Rabbi David Gutterman
Sir Edmund Hillary was the very first man to conquer Mount Everest. Did you know that he failed to do so his first attempt? Speaking to the Science Academy in England after his first unsuccessful climb, Hillary stopped in the middle of his remarks, paused, turned toward the large mural of Everest that was on the wall and declared: "Next...
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Klein Jewish Community Center
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Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
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