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Congregation Rodeph Shalom

Body found in home on Mole Street in Philadelphia on August 15, 2014. (credit: John McDevitt)

Murder of Longtime Congregant Shocks Rodeph Shalom Synagogue Community

Rodeph Shalom rabbi Jill Maderer says 65-five-year-old Lee Stanley had deep ties to the synagogue and its activities. His father had been cantor there.

08/19/2014

(Shaina Mitchell of Bebashi at the women's breast cancer awareness event.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Group Holds Breast Cancer Screening Event

“This is Bebashi’s fifth annual Breast Fest,” said Shaina Mitchell, the Philadelphia-based black empowerment organization’s breast cancer prevention specialist.

08/13/2014

(Rabbi Eli Friedman, photographed at the Rodeph Shalom synagogue by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Biblical Brewoff, and Old City Night Market

A Philadelphia synagogue and a church engage in a friendly beer-brewing competition this weekend, and Old City hosts the first “Night Market” of 2014 next Thursday.

05/08/2014

(Larry Spector, an attorney representing a synagogue and two schools, testifies  in January 2014 before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Sugarhouse Gets OK To Testify About 2nd Proposed Casino License for Philadelphia

John Donnelly, a lawyer representing the casino on Delaware Avenue, argued for standing on the grounds that competition has increased greatly since the state’s gambling law was passed.

01/08/2014

(Pennsylvnai Gaming Control Board) (credit: KYW's Tony Romeo)

Synagogue, Schools File Petition Against Applicant For Philadelphia’s Second Casino License

A gaming board spokesman says Congregation Rodeph Shalom and two schools near the casino proposed for Broad and Callowhill Streets have filed a petition with the board seeking to intervene in opposition to the project, to be developed by Bart Blatstein.

12/14/2013

(credit: Tim Jimenez)

Expansion Of Historic Synagogue Set To Begin

Work begins shortly on a $15 million expansion to a historic synagogue near Center City. Organizers hope the project turns it into the “Beacon on North Broad.”

11/13/2013

Breast Cancer

Local Synagogue To Host A Public Event To Raise Awareness On An Inherited Cancer Gene

Nearly 1 in 40 American Jews of Eastern European descent carries the BRCA 1 and 2 mutation which increases the risk of certain cancers, including breast and ovarian.

10/05/2013

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