Holidays

Looking to Commemorate Tu B’Shevat in Philly? Here’s How

Tu B’Shevat, the New Year of the Trees, is upon us. For those of a certain age and level of observation, this may call to...
two 20-sided dreidels that look like dice

These 20-Sided Dice Put a Spin on the Chanukah Game

  Ritualwell.org Managing Editor Hila Ratzabi never saw anything like it before: One day while browsing Facebook, she came across a post by a man...
someone lights a Chanukah menorah

Chanukah 2019: 14 Ways to Celebrate in the Philadelphia Area

As the weather gets colder and 2019 nears to a close, the Jewish community is ending the year in style with some holiday delights....
religious school students light Chanukah candles

Getting Serious About Chanukah

Let’s be real: Chanukah is far from the most theologically significant Jewish holiday on the calendar. Reasonable minds can differ over whether it counts, strictly...

Gift Ideas for Chanukah 2019

Without cheating: Do you know when the first night of Chanukah is this year? Go ahead, take a guess. It’s Dec. 22! You’ve actually got...
community members rebuilding the sukkah in Julian Abele Park

After ‘Weather Bomb’ Topples Sukkahs, Community Helps Out

Throughout this Sukkot, lulavs were shaken but so, too, were sukkahs — many to their makeshift foundations, by a record-setting storm classified as a...
Main Line Reform Temple members Susan and Bruce Golboro in their sukkah

Main Line Reform Temple Brings Sukkot in the Sukkah-Mobile

There’s nothing like last week’s pounding rain and 50 mph winds to remind sukkah-dwellers of the impermanence of the sukkah as a symbol. Still, when...
People building a sukkah at Julian Abele Park

Center City Kehillah Expands Number of Sukkahs in Public Parks

The Center City Kehillah has built a sukkah at Julian Abele Park in Graduate Hospital for the last several years, but this year the...
The inflatable whale

Synagogue Constructs Large Inflatable Whale for Yom Kippur

The reading of the Book of Jonah is customary for Yom Kippur, but one synagogue is going a step further. Beth David Reform Congregation in...
a shofar surrounded by pomegranates and a pot of honey

WRTI 90.1 Marks the High Holidays With Special Programming

By WRTI Staff WRTI 90.1 is marking the Days of Awe with special programming. Throughout the 10-day holiday season on WRTI, listeners will hear a variety...