Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774

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In September 1912, Lewis and Matilda Fink were among a group of shop owners in Phoenixville who joined together to found Congregation B’nai Jacob, the oldest synagogue in Chester County. A century later, their 66-year-old grandson will serve as master of ceremonies at a gala dinner celebrating the Conservative synagogue's milestone anniversary.
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Reflecting on Sandy
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Harold Messinger
Hazzan Harold Messinger of Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley wrote the following prayer this week, reflecting on the storm and its aftermath.
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VAYERA, Genesis 18:1-22:24
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Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb
He was an old man, frail, tired, and bereaved. News of Hitler's advancing army preoccupied him, and he was overwhelmed, if not broken, by the requests for advice he was receiving from hundreds of troubled Jews. Indeed, he may have already sensed that he had only months to live. His name was Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzenski, and he was universally...
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To save costs, the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia has halved the number of hospitals its chaplaincy program serves.
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LECH LECHA, Genesis 12:1-17:27
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Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
This portion begins with a command: Lech Lecha, go forth. Twenty-seven years ago, a Jew who had been denied the opportunity to celebrate becoming a Jewish adult heard these words speaking to her. Savina Teubal approached her rabbi, and together they planned a celebration that changed not only Savina’s life, but opened a path of Torah and Jewish connection for...
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Sat. Jul 12
Temple Brith Achim
9:00 AM
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Klein Jewish Community Center
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