Ritual Life

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New Shul’s About Urban Living, Social Justice

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Sitting outside at a crowded West Philadelphia cafe and taking sips from an iced coffee as trolley cars intermittently clattered by along Baltimore Avenue,...

Kehillah Grows by Leaps and Bounds

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Even with 23 organizations already under its belt, the Kehillah of Old York Road is still continuing to grow. Congregation Kol Ami, set to move...
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Philadelphians Recall a Rousing 55-Year Parade of Religious Life

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For Diana Gottlieb, seeing the large ballroom at Beth Emeth-B'nai Yitzhok filled with more than 200 people dancing, singing and talking about the good...

The Right Place at the Right Time

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Lubavitch of Bucks County has built a new center in Newtown where the Jews of the community can socialize, hang out, or just sit...
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Northeast Congregation Celebrates 80 Years of Being ‘Haimische’

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The people at Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai take pride in their synagogue's warm, welcoming atmosphere - a place where everyone can feel at ease....
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Touching Up the Jewish Centers of City Life

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Bryan schwartzman Jewish Exponent Staff Nearly 30 years ago Steve Dickstein, then a lawyer just getting his career going in Center City, needed to...
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Deep Southern Roots Find Firm Soil Up North

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Growing up in Monroeville, Ala., Rabbi Jim Egolf and his family routinely drove for an hour-and-a-half to reach their Reform synagogue in Pensacola, Fla.,...
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From ‘City Slicker’ to Suburban Leader

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Avraham Steinberg does not see much difference between working at an 800-member congregation on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and his new job...

Once a Holdout, K.I. Now Stands Behind the Jewish State

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The American and Israeli flags make for a ubiquitous pairing inside Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, adorning the Elkins Park synagogue's sanctuary bimah, chapel, library...
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Synagogue Swingers Swipe at Softballs

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Clank. The aluminum bat made sharp contact with the leather-covered softball, thrown so slowly that it seemed to momentarily hang in the summer air...