Ritual Life

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A Little Glimpse of Eden

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Pittsburgh’s Shadyside section is no oasis. Its Victorian era-inspired homesteads and mansions may provide a welcome respite from the city’s more urban style of...

New Naval Chapel: Complete With a ‘Wall’

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Throughout his naval career, Uriah P. Levy faced six court-marshals for verbal and physical flare-ups with fellow officers resulting from anti-Semitic insults. At one...

Camden Libraries: ‘Our’ Lit on ‘Their’ Schedule

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Thanks to a recent grant, the Camden County Library System will introduce a new program to its schedule - one that will explore Jewish...

The Students and Their Interests Form the Focus

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One day, the teachers and staff at Temple Sholom in Broomall noticed that their preschool students were fascinated by the spiders they saw outside...
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Pitter-Patter of Little Feet in Chester County

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Some very little feet have begun roaming the halls of Congregation B'nai Jacob in Chester County. The synagogue recently opened its doors to the...
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The Conversion of Texts: Good for the Jews?

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To the uninitiated, a page of Talmud may appear as little more than a sea of letters - perhaps recognizable as Hebrew characters, a...

‘Happy Birthday’ Banner

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The Midrash tells us that the world was created in the month of Tishrei. That's also when Adam was created - and then, with...
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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...