Friday, May 22, 2015 Sivan 4, 5775
By:
Edmon Rodman, JTA
On Shavuot, we are reminded that the Torah is a Tree of Life to which we are to hold fast. But what happens when that hold slips from your grasp?
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Playing Pumbaa the warthog in the national touring production of "The Lion King" for 13 years has been both a blessing and a challenge for this South Jersey native.
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It doesn't get much better than working across the street from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall for this mother of two.
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The move comes a year after a dispute over the day school’s board decision to no longer recognize the teacher’s union.
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Shavuot events in Philadelphia this year are drawing on collaborative efforts between synagogues, and across denominations.


The Calendar

Fri. May 22
KleinLife (formerly known as Klein JCC)
8:30 AM-1:30 PM
KleinLife
Sat. May 23
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8:00 PM

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