Families

Shir Ami a Hub for Reform Jewish Life

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When it opened in 1999, Shir Ami’s community mikveh became just the second of its kind at a Reform synagogue in the United States. Today...

90-plus Jewish Boys Become Men on Their Bar Mitzvah Days

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Jerry Weiner and David Solis go through the process a second time Huntington Valley resident Jerry Weiner and Jenkintown’s David Solis are 92 and 95,...

YOU SHOULD KNOW…Adi Ozery

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Right after Adi Ozery and her husband Boaz moved to the United States in 2020, the pandemic broke out. With their family and friends...

Congregation Brothers of Israel Welcoming to All

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People have different reasons for joining Congregation Brothers of Israel, but ultimately they have the same reason. The congregants at the Conservative synagogue in Newtown...

Or Zarua a Spiritual Home for Boomers

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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