Families

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...

South Jersey Federation Launches Regional Security Partnership

On the upstairs floor of the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, two retired police officers sit facing computer monitors. The township’s former...

5 Tips to Enhance Your Wedding Decor

Wedding days are meant to be filled with love and celebration ...

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrations: Anything Goes

Anything and everything goes these days for bar and bat mitzvah parties, planners say.

Berwyn Synagogue Struggles With Demographic Change

In 2011, Congregation Or Shalom built a new education building. The Berwyn synagogue had almost 200 members in its congregation and nearly 100 kids...

New Camp Ramah Director Miryam Seid is Right Where She Wants to Be

Before the pandemic, Miryam Seid traveled across the country with her husband, Adam, to visit her childhood camp, Ramah in California. The camp was...

Merged Cherry Hill Synagogue Attracting Young Families

Across the Philadelphia area, Reform synagogues are losing members, considering moves and mergers and wondering how to attract younger members. But in Cherry Hill, this...

Local Camps Seeing High Demand Post COVID

At the beginning of March, the Foundation for Jewish Camp released its 2022 Census/State of Jewish Camp Report. Using data from 246 day and...