Families

Or Zarua a Spiritual Home for Boomers

For baby boomers whose kids are older now, synagogue is less of a necessity. They do not need a preschool, a religious school and...

Big Jewish Weddings Are Back in 2022

The New York Times reported in February a prediction from the trade group Wedding Report that about 2.5 million weddings would “take place” this...

Jewish Baby Names Becoming Classic, Modern

A May 2021 Pew Research Center study revealed that younger Jews in the United States were more likely than older generations to migrate to...

Beth Israel Focuses on Anti-racism

Congregation Beth Israel, a Reconstructionist synagogue in Media, has focused on social justice in its community activity for years. But in 2020 after the murder...

Last Word: Rabbi Jerome P. David

When Jerome P. David was 11 or 12 years old, he convinced his parents to join a synagogue. He doesn’t remember the exact reason...

Temple Sholom Adds to Long Legacy of Openness

Temple Sholom in Broomall prides itself on openness, a tradition that goes back to Rabbi Mayer Selekman, who served the congregation from 1971 to...

Aish Chaim Attracts Young Families

Aish Chaim does not own a building. For services and other weekend programs, the Modern Orthodox congregation rents space in the Jewish Family and Children’s...

Ten Thing to Do Over the Winter

Even with the weather getting colder and the days getting shorter, there are still plenty of events to attend in the Philadelphia area

Philly Faces: Daniel Israel

In 2015, Daniel Israel was working odd jobs and looking for a direction. He knew just one thing for certain: He wanted to marry...

Jewish Philadelphia’s Summer Camp Album

The first Jewish summer camp in the United States was opened in New York by the Jewish Working Girls Vacation Society in 1893.