Congregation Rodeph Shalom

Benjamin Franklin High School
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KYW Staff
November 14, 2019 - 4:14 pm
Students from two Philly high schools will not be returning to their buildings in the new year as scheduled. Read more here.
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Our Closet PA's coat drive.
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Andrew Kramer
November 11, 2019 - 9:50 pm
The Delaware Valley is expected to see record low temperatures this week for this time of year and if you haven't done so already, get those winter coats ready, because you'll need them. Read more here.
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Benjamin Franklin High School resumes at Khepera
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Kim Glovas
October 14, 2019 - 10:57 am
After nearly two weeks, Benjamin Franklin High School students finally resumed classes Monday while their school building goes through asbestos removal. Read more here.
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Congregation Rodeph Shalom
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Mike DeNardo
October 11, 2019 - 3:19 pm
Ben Franklin High and Science Leadership Academy students finally have places to resume classes on Monday, but one of the sites is saying the School District of Philadelphia's announcement was "premature." Read more here.
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Superintendent William Hite
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Mike DeNardo
October 10, 2019 - 4:45 pm
After nearly two weeks of waiting in limbo, Ben Franklin High School and Science Leadership Academy students officially have places to resume their studies. Read more here.
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Holy Honey
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Hadas Kuznits
September 27, 2019 - 1:15 pm
Arthur LaBan, son of Philadelphia Inquirer food critic Craig LaBan, started cultivating a bee hive on the roof of Congregation Rodeph Shalom for his bar mitzvah project. Today, he's creating a buzz with his local honey sales. Listen to the full What's Cooking podcast here.
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Breaking Bread on Broad
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Hadas Kuznits
July 05, 2019 - 6:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For hungry North Philadelphia kids looking for activities over the summer, Congregation Rodeph Shalom has a program for them — and all are welcome. The synagogue is just one of many institutions across the city that double as free summer meal sites. Just text "FOOD"...
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Congregation Rodeph Shalom
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Dan Wing
April 18, 2019 - 10:56 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Traditions vary from family to family for Passover, whether through the use of a generations-old Haggadah or a particularly pungent gefilte fish recipe. As Passover begins Friday evening, one local synagogue took time Wednesday to teach some of its youngest members...
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Hanukkah menorah
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Hadas Kuznits
December 02, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Jewish festival of lights known as Hanukkah began at sundown Sunday. While Hanukkah is usually a December holiday, it is not a Christmas equivalent. "Hannukah is a minor holiday on the Jewish calendar," said Rabbi Eli Freedman of Congregation Rodeph Shalom. "It...
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Hadas Kuznits
September 06, 2018 - 9:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Rabbis are continuing to prepare for their most important sermons of the year, as celebrations of the Jewish new year begin Sunday evening. But just months away from the midterm elections, is it appropriate for religious leaders to address with their congregations...
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