Ritual Life

Where Are We Now, Where Are We Going?

  VAYELECH, Deuteronomy. 31:1-30   Navigation, whether by foot, in a car, aboard a boat, or while flying in a plane, involves at its heart three very...

At Shul, Prayer’s Not Three Times a Day, It’s Morning to Night

    JERUSALEM On the ground floor of a building on a leafy residential street in southern Jerusalem, two men squeeze past each other in a crowded foyer.   One is...

Polish Jews Connect to Israel

Jerusalem After Jerzy heard about frequent vandalism at an old Jewish cemetery in his home city of Gdansk, Poland, he decided to visit the graveyard.  It...

Ancient Ritual, Modern Misgivings

Zoe Cohen and Ken Rosso are due to have their second child in September, and if it's a boy, they're already set on not...

Visit to Israeli Site Opens His Eyes

 Jewish Federation has always received a lot of attention at my family dinners. No conversation between my mother, campaign vice chair Ellyn Golder Saft,...

Church Finds Sanctuary at a Shul

St. Peter's Church, a historic Old City Episcopalian congregation that celebrated its 250th anniversary last year, is currently holding services at Society Hill Synagogue.Church...

Funders Team Up To Boost Day Schools

The Narberth-based Kohelet Foundation is teaming up with the national AVI CHAI Foundation to provide up to $3 million in matching funds in an...
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Dues for a Change

For the leaders of Temple Brith Achim, a 275-family Reform congregation in King of Prussia, scrapping membership dues two years ago in favor of...

Making Hebrew School Accessible

Jackie Bobrin doubted her 8-year-old son Ethan would be able to attend religious school. "Regular" life was difficult enough with the behaviors his doctors...