Ritual Life

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Cherry Hill Shul Gets Ready to Relocate

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It's a story many synagogues know all too well: Changing demographics and a migrating Jewish community cause rabbis, administrators, board members and everyone else...
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Congregation to Plant Some Permanent Roots

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A Chester County Reform congregation that has multiplied from 12 to 150 families in a little more than a decade, has worshiped in a...
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Complexities of Aging, Now and for the Future

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With one in four American Jews now over the age of 60, rabbis can expect to deal with issues related to aging like never...
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Inspiring Students in All Things Jewish

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There's one simple reason why Marcia Rosenthal doesn't teach in public schools: She wants to focus on Jewish children. "I love being Jewish! It defines...

About the Holiday

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The section of the Torah that describes Rosh Hashanah does not say what we might expect: "In the seventh month, on the first day...
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Main Line Reform Gets Spruced Up for Shabbos

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An army of construction workers has descended upon Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim - banging hammers, drilling holes and rewiring electricity - as...
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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...