Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774
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It's a story many synagogues know all too well: Changing demographics and a migrating Jewish community cause rabbis, administrators, board members and everyone else concerned with the longevity of a religious institution to rethink its location, location, location. Congregation Beth El in Cherry Hill, N.J., began this dialogue a decade ago. Located on the West side of the city -...
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The second-floor balcony of the historic General Wayne Inn appears unsteady. And the porch below - blocked off by chain-link fence and yellow police tape - looks as if it had buckled in the wake of some natural disaster. The Merion Station building that first opened in 1704 is suffering from age and neglect; the property has been vacant since...
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As my ancestors planted before me, so shall I plant for future generations.
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Some of them were outgoing, with large circles of friends, while others were loners. Some left behind families filled with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren while others were childless. Though they led disparate lives, 38 individuals who passed away in the Jewish year 5765 also remembered the Jewish community in their wills via the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia by leaving...
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Even as a young man - even before he was a teenager - Dr. Kenneth Levin recalls having an intense interest in Israel and the Middle East. But it was just this summer - after years of writing articles about it primarily for Jewish papers and Hebrew journals - that Levin, also a psychiatrist in private practice, published his first...
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Lubavitch of Bucks County has built a new center in Newtown where the Jews of the community can socialize, hang out, or just sit and sip a cup of Joe. The 18,500-square-foot building - slated to be formerly dedicated on Oct. 2 - will serve as a second home for the Lubavitch group, which prior to the expansion only had...
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