Families

Congregation Temple Beth’El Continues Original Rabbi’s Legacy

Debra Bowen was not originally a rabbi. As her profile on Congregation Temple Beth’El’s website explains, she earned her degree in accounting from Temple...

Congregation Kol Emet Introducing New Outdoor Contemplative Space

Congregation Kol Emet’s new outdoor contemplative space is not a big sanctuary with seating for hundreds. It’s a small patch of land with benches...

‘Outpouring of Support’ Helps Temple Judea Stay on Central Bucks Property

Driving up to and then walking into Temple Judea on a weekday in May, you will notice a synagogue that feels very much alive....

Narberth Havurah Continues on in its Essential Form

If you click around on Narberth Havurah’s website, you will see a synagogue with an address, a dues structure, a Hebrew school and various...

YOU SHOULD KNOW…Jessica and Dan Roomberg

There are 20-25 pediatric conditions that can predispose a young child to high blood pressure. When a kid with one of them comes into...

After Surviving COVID, the South Philadelphia Shtiebel Looks Ahead

After becoming one of the first female rabbis in the Orthodox denomination, Dasi Fruchter chose South Philadelphia as the place to build her congregation....

Congregation Beth Solomon Continues to Fill a Need in the Northeast

Since opening in 1969 in Northeast Philadelphia, Congregation Beth Solomon has had two constants: Rabbi Solomon Isaacson and his view of a synagogue’s role...

Congregation Or Ami Remains the Heart of Jewish Lafayette Hill

The new sanctuary at Congregation Or Ami in Lafayette Hill does not look big. It’s half of a room, with a sanctuary on one...

Congregation Ohev Shalom in Wallingford Looks Ahead

Three years ago, Congregation Ohev Shalom in Wallingford, Delaware County, celebrated its 100th anniversary. But its second century got off to a weird start. The...

YOU SHOULD KNOW…Carly Zimmerman

In October, Carly Zimmerman won the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Blanche Wolfe Kohn Award for young leadership. The 35-year-old Center City resident is...