Sunday, February 14, 2016 AdarI 5, 5776
Organization:
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am

Location

971 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
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Our synagogue is truly a “Beth Am” – a house of the people. We are a Reform congregation of more than 800 families in Abington, dedicated to creating a warm, inclusive, and stimulating Jewish community. Beth Am's members create deep connections and

“Yearning To Belong”

March 3, 2013 9:30 AM

“Yearning To Belong”

Please join Mimi Polin Ferraro and Cantor Elena Zarkh of Old York Road Temple – Beth Am in a discussion following the film “Yearning To Belong”.

In February of 2002, a Jewish beit din (court) made up of 5 rabbis from the United States and Israel flew to a remote area in Uganda to conduct a formal conversion of over 300 Abayudaya (the Lugandan term for “Jews”), welcoming them into the community of world Jewry.  The documentary “Yearning To Belong” records this momentous event.

The documentary shows the ritual conversions, family interviews with the Beit Din, the mikveh and river immersions and the individual stories of the village members. In addition, it presents the story of the spiritual leader Rabbi Gershom Sizomu who is currently studying for ordination at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles as well as the amazing celebration when a Torah is donated to the community and the first wedding is held under a sugarcane chuppah.

For more information call 215-886-8000

More Events from Old York Road Temple-Beth Am

Wed. Feb 24
7:00 PM
Enjoy an evening of mah jongg with the Sisterhood of Old York Road – Temple Beth Am at 7 p.m.,  For more information call 215-886-8000.
Thu. Feb 25
9:30 AM
Weekly one-hour class.
Fri. Feb 26
7:30 PM
An inclusive congregation where individual differences are accommodated, accepted and appreciated and where all members of our synagogue community participate together, Old York Road Temple-Beth Am
Sat. Feb 27
9:00 AM
Coffee, bagels and discussion
Sun. Feb 28
9:00 AM
Please join the Sisterhood of Old York Road Temple - Beth Am to hear Professor Emeritus Moylan Mills discuss "Oscar Buzz". This is one of the most competitive Oscar races ever.

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Temple Sinai
9:00 AM-2:00 PM
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Jewish Relief Agency
10:00 AM

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