Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

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After 15 years of renting a building in Old City, Congregation Beth Ahavah will no longer have a space of its own, but instead will be housed at Congregation Rodeph Shalom's historic home on North Broad Street. Members insist that the upcoming move does not mean the end of a distinct community that serves gay and lesbian Jews. "This was...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
A class held on Sunday mornings at the religious school of Kesher Israel Congregation in West Chester is filling a long unmet need in the community. Aptly named Kolot B'Simcha ("Voices of Happiness"), it was created for Jewish residents of the Chester County region whose special needs are such that they could not be mainstreamed into a synagogue classroom. For...
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BERESHIT, Genesis 1:1-6:8
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Rabbi David Gutterman
My father taught me a basic truth, and that is: "You have one shot to make a first impression." I think this notion is simply elegant and elegantly simple. So let's explore for a moment some first impressions from this, the first book of Moses. First, a story. When he was 5 years old, Rabbi Avraham Yeshaya Karelitz -- who...
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Simchat Torah
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Rabbi David Gutterman
Please don't look to me to decide whether Jerry should have left and Harry should have stayed. That is well beyond my pay grade. But this I know. You don't have to dance with the Stars of David to know that the most popular dance that Jews have is the hora. And this, too, I know. You don't have to...
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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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