The sun is shining, birds are chirping and flowers are in bloom; spring is officially here. Are you anxious to get outside and take advantage the warmer weather? A walk around your neighborhood or a local park is a perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors, and it will help you to stay healthy. Continue reading
Temple Sholom may no longer be there at the corner of Large and Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia, but its legacy lives on through its former congregation, and its cherished Torah scrolls, which joined Beth Sholom Congregation, in Elkins Park, through a merger eight years ago.
On Sunday, April 29, one of the Temple Sholom Torah scrolls was dedicated to the Jewish residents at Liberty Lutheran’s Paul’s Run Retirement Community in Northeast Philadelphia. This gift was made possible by Beth Sholom Congregation, a Conservative synagogue and National Historic Landmark designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and the efforts of former Temple Sholom congregants, who reside at Paul’s Run. Continue reading →
Bill Elliott, the volunteer Disaster Relief Coordinator at Saint James Lutheran Church in Philadelphia, began volunteering with Lutheran Congregational Services in 2007. He has organized numerous volunteer opportunities including two mission trips to Ocean Springs Mississippi to help with recovery from hurricane Katrina, CPR training, shelter evacuation training, and local disaster response.
Wendell Gulick, a member at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansdale, is an active disaster response volunteer with Lutheran Congregation Services (LCS). “I like volunteering and I like helping people,” he said. “It’s rewarding and I like being active and participating in a variety of activities.” Continue reading →