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From Our Clergy

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Clergy Blog

Matzah is called the "bread of affliction" in the Haggadah. In fact, many of the items on the Passover Seder plate are symbols of what life was like for the Hebrew slaves in Egypt. The salt water represents the tears of slavery. The charoset reminds us of the mortar the Hebrews used to make bricks for Pharaoh’s cities. The maror's bitterness gives us a taste of the emotional pain of forced labor. The Torah tells us that in the haste to leave Egypt once Pharaoh finally gave permission for Moses to lead the Israelites out of slavery, our Biblical ancestors packed up their belongings in the middle of the night...

Upcoming Trips

Travel with Rabbis Peter and Stacy Rigler and Rabbi Lance and Liz Sussman on a tour of Israel August 17-29, 2014. Click here for more information. 

KI Sermons Online

Listen to the most recent sermon from KI's engaging clergy. Click here to listen to the sermon from the comfort of your computer.

Upcoming Events

Thu, 04/24/2014 (All day)
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:00pm
Fri, 04/25/2014 - 6:00pm
Fri, 04/25/2014 - 8:00pm

Reform: A Short Film

Please watch this collection of interviews with long-time KI members and hear them share their memories of life at KI. Click here to view. The password is "ki"

 KI on Broad St.   


Featured Events

Temple Judea Museum

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The Temple Judea Museum has as its mission the presentation of Judaica, the visual objects that signify the observances of Judaism. The mandate of the museum begins with a collection of almost 1000 objects: its preservation, growth, exhibition, and use as an educational tool. 

Preschool & JQuest Activities

Volunteers are needed for our JQuest Office for as little as an hour or as much time as you want to give. Help is needed to: 

  • Organize and clean out classrooms/closets
  • File student work
  • Create bulletin boards
  • Make calls to prospective members
  • Make back to school packages

If you or your teen is interested please contact Lindsey Heller by email or call 215-887-8704.