Families

How Will Lower Merion’s New Kindergarten Program Impact Synagogues and Day Schools?

In the fall, the Lower Merion School District will offer full-day kindergarten for the first time. Synagogues in the area, such as Main Line Reform...

Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park Attracting Young Families

Beth Sholom Congregation on Old York Road in Elkins Park is known in the Philadelphia area for a few reasons. It has “the Frank Lloyd...

YOU SHOULD KNOW…Katie Hausman

Katie Hausman, 34, grew up in the Lehigh Valley, attended the University of Central Florida and spent more than eight years working at the...

Kesher Israel Congregation in West Chester Hires New Rabbi

The Kesher Israel Congregation in West Chester began a new rabbi search in September 2022. There were dozens of candidates, according to Jim Tischler,...

Congregation B’nai Tikvah Beth Israel Survives COVID, Reconnects, Looks Ahead

In July 2022, Benjamin Negin took over as president of Congregation B’nai Tikvah Beth Israel. As the synagogue’s new leader, he had one major...

Cherry Hill-Based Temple Beth Sholom Builds Community Through Schools

Alex Weinberg became Temple Beth Sholom’s director of congregational learning in 2010. And in the 13 years he’s served this Conservative synagogue in Cherry...

Rabbi Michael Perice Finds Peace and Purpose at Temple Sinai

2007: Michael Perice gets rear-ended in a car accident that leads to neck, shoulder and back injuries. A doctor prescribes him Vicodin to deal...

Shir Ami in Newtown Hires Julie Berlin as Cantor

When Julie Berlin interviewed for the cantor job at Shir Ami, she kept hearing that, “Music is really important to us.” Berlin heard it...

Checking In with Kaiserman JCC CEO Alan Scher

Alan Scher, 43, became CEO of the Kaiserman JCC on July 1, 2021. A veteran of JCCs in Chicago, San Francisco and New York, he...

Congregation Beth Tikvah Hires Lizzie Horne Mozes as New Rabbi

Rabbi Lizzie Horne Mozes, 32, needs a full-time job after graduating from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in May. Congregation Beth Tikvah, located in Marlton, New...