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Supporting a Home in a New City with the Wasserman-Risch Family

Bryon Wasserman, his wife Judy Risch, and their daughter Ilana moved to Philadelphia from Washington, DC, in 2016. Shortly after moving, they joined the BZBI community. To Bryon and his family, it was important to join a synagogue so they could feel at home in their new city. Through BZBI and its welcoming members, Bryon’s… Read More

Posted: April 9, 2019 by

From Generation to Generation: An Interview with Rabbi Ira Stone

Mazel tov to Rabbi Emeritus Ira Stone on being honored by the Center for Contemporary Mussar for his lifetime of contributions to the Jewish Community and Mussar. What does L’Dor Va Dor mean to you? This is the question I asked the Kitah Zayin class on my first day teaching in the Neziner Hebrew School…. Read More

Posted: April 1, 2019 by

Growing as a Family with Arielle Kerstein

As we close the month of March and finish our Congregant Appreciation stories, we want to introduce another amazing BZBI member, Arielle Kerstein, the co-chair of our Early Childhood Parent Association with Jaci Pollock. Though Arielle, her husband Lars, and their two children, Maya and Eli, only joined officially as BZBI members last summer, the… Read More

Posted: March 29, 2019 by

Eternity in the Everyday

Tzav 5779 / 23 March 2019

Shabbat Shalom! It is a blessing to be here this morning. What a joy to celebrate with the Mosenkis family as Bob becomes a Bar Mitzvah once again. And mazel tov to Bob and Naida as you mark 60 years of marriage. I’m honored to share words of Torah with the BZBI community this morning. BZBI… Read More

Posted: March 27, 2019 by

Purim Party 5779

As always, Purim was a blast! You can check out the excellent costumes from last week’s festivities in these photos.

Posted: March 26, 2019 by

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