Holidays

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...
apples, pomegranates and honey

Where to Find Free Rosh Hashanah Services

Looking to celebrate Rosh Hashanah on a budget? Well, you’re in luck as there are shuls throughout Greater Philadelphia offering various kinds of free...
Arthur LaBan and Don Shump use smoke to calm bees

Congregation Rodeph Shalom Abuzz With Rooftop Bees

While most people head to a supermarket for their Rosh Hashanah honey, one congregation in Philadelphia goes directly to the source. The rooftop of Congregation...
Drew Seid proposes to Rachel Waxman on a street with fairy lights

Matchmakers Advise on How to Find ‘the One’

Drew Seid and Rachel Waxman were walking down the street last year when he got down on one knee to propose (pictured at right)....
bonfire

Torah Study a World Blessing

Rabbi Howard Alpert Lag B’Omer and Parshat Behar May 23 is Lag B’Omer — the 33rd day of the counting of the omer. Marking the occasion, bonfires...
matzah in a cloth bag

Finding Spiritual Meaning as Passover Ends

By Rabbi Shawn Zevit Passover The Pesach seder remains the most observed Jewish festival home gathering to this day. Whether you observe one or two sedarim, the...