Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Iyyar 9, 5775
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What do a Chabad rabbi from Delaware, the director of congregational learning at a Conservative shul in Baltimore and the education director of a Reform synagogue in Abington have in common? They're all full-time Jewish communal professionals working toward doctorates in Jewish education at Gratz College in Melrose Park. The program, now entering its fourth year, has 15 students, who...
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The Lokoff Early Learning Center, a Federation Early Learning Services facility, has opened its doors in a brand-new setting -- 7002 Butler Pike in Ambler. Parents are invited to meet center director Amy Wertkin and visit classrooms during one of two open houses: Sunday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. to noon; and Wednesday, Aug. 18, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Parking...
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Dressed in a hijab, Sarah Shiha, a 22-year-old Egyptian who hopes to one day preach the Koran on the airwaves, declares a desire to study Torah. But before her recent visit to Philadelphia, she'd never even met a Jew. Now, after participating in a five-week seminar on democracy and religious pluralism for students from the Arab world that included several...
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On Aug. 30, a full-day Jewish child-care program in Center City will become a reality as the Buerger Early Learning Center officially opens its doors. The center, to be located at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, 619 N. Broad St., represents a partnership between the synagogue and Federation Early Learning Services. Maddy Malis, FELS president and CEO, says that community response to...
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Hoping to engage Jews "where they are," the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote has adopted an ambitious -- and expensive -- plan to boost its presence in cyberspace. Also, as part of the seminary's effort to, if not reformulate its mission, at least re-examine how it fulfills a myriad of roles, the 42-year-old institution has entered into talks with the...
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