Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Kislev 6, 5777

The reiligious life of Philadelphia and its environs expanded from mid-20th century on.
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The groundwork was laid for religious life in the city at the start of the 20th century, as these photos attest.
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By:
Fredda Sacharow
I f you were a Jew in Philadelphia during the latter half of the 19th century, one of an estimated 12,000 members of the tribe, your synagogue of choice was either a Reform or an Orthodox congregation. The Conservative and Reconstructionist movements, the independent minyanim, the popularity of the do-it-yourself brand of chavurot — all remained in the near or...
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Images track the maturation of the community as a new century dawns.
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Watch the Jewish community grow and mature in this series of photos highlighting communal events and festivities. This content was originally curated for a magazine commemorating the Jewish Exponent's 125th anniversary.
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