Friday, August 1, 2014 Av 5, 5774

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Though it's the youngest and smallest (in numbers) of the four branches of organized Judaism, the Reconstructionist movement is maintaining a steady growth in membership. The Elkins Park-based Jewish Reconstructionist Federation just approved the applications of three new congregations - Kol Tzedek in West Philadelphia; Or Zarua in West Berkeley, Calif.; and Shir Hadash in St. Louis - at a...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
A group at Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill, N.J., has reportedly made history. With participants sprawled out across the synagogue's floor - and some bending over tables - 541 people were able to simultaneously spin their dreidels for 10 seconds, tentatively setting a new world record. The old one, as certified by the Guinness Book of Records, stood at 535...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Even though artist David Danek worked for six months to build his version of the perfect dreidel, no lucky child will get a chance to give it a spin; this particular toy happens to be 8 feet tall. Standing smack-dab in the center of Doylestown, at the corner of State and Main streets, the blue, red and gold "Doylestown Dreidel"...
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Make Mom happy and have fun making this Chanukah project (the drip tray will save her tablecloth from wax drippings). You Will Need: tin foil; a pizza round or piece of cardboard/tag board cut into the desired shape; colored construction paper; stickers; Chanukah glitter; clear contact paper; scissors; and a glue stick. First, cover the cardboard or pizza round with...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
A parent of a student in the predecessor of what's now the K'tonton School for Young Children at Congregation B'nai Jacob in Phoenixville once told his teacher, Ruthe Actor: "My son won't eat until he's said the blessing before meals." For Actor, the actions of that small boy epitomize the bigger picture of Jewish identity and continuity that she taught...
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