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What Do You Stand For?

This painting is called Angelus Novus, or New Angel. It was created by the German artist Paul Klee in 1920. The original is now on display in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. It was donated to the museum by the scholar of Jewish mysticism, Gershom Scholem, who inherited this work of art from his dear… Read More

Posted: October 3, 2019 by

Summary of July and September 2019 Board Meetings

July  Meeting We reviewed the staff health insurance options with a mind to optimizing coverage while remaining fiscally responsible for the synagogue. The year-end financial report revealed a small surplus, after showing a deficit the year before. This difference was due to staffing changes as well as an increase in membership, annual giving and a… Read More

Posted: September 26, 2019 by

Lost & Found

Ki Teitzei 5779 / 14 September 2019

(Sing Modeh Ani. . .) I am grateful before you, Living God For returning my soul to me Your faith in me is great. As with most things in our tradition – our daily transition into consciousness is not to be taken lightly.  Our morning liturgy speaks to the wonderment of waking up – with… Read More

Posted: September 18, 2019 by

Mazel Tov Ben & Livia!

Livia and Ben Smollen are eighth graders at Friends Select School and Aim Academy, respectively. They are excited to welcome and celebrate with friends and family traveling from Boston, California, Chicago, Minneapolis and Texas — but most especially their grandparents Mindy and Len Smollen, and Harvey and Marge Kaplan. When not preparing for their Bnai… Read More

Posted: September 9, 2019 by

Mazel Tov Simone!

Simone Raquel Levy lives in Rittenhouse Square and attends AIM Academy in Conshohocken, where she is an honor roll student.  She has just begun 8th grade. Simone loves figure skating and is a  member of the Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.  She has  been a competitive figure skater since age 4…. Read More

Posted: September 4, 2019 by