Kol Emet Prides Itself on Inclusivity
March 10, 2022

There’s less emphasis on what you believe and more about being part of a people.

Jewish Exponent article

Female Rabbis at 50: Challenges Remain
January 13, 2022

As Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy of Congregation Kol Emet in Yardley, put it: “People said things they would have never said to a male rabbi.”

Jewish Exponent article

Rabbi Anna Emceed Vigil Against Antisemitism and Hate Speech Directed Towards Pennsbury School Board
November 1, 2021

“I have direct experience that hate speech, if unchecked, rarely just ends with empty threats, (and) these abhorrent messages must be called out,” Boswell-Levy said. “This vigil won’t solve all our problems, but we are here to say this is not who we are, and hate speech towards anyone, much less our communal elected leaders, will not be tolerated,” she said to applause.

Bucks County Courier Times article  |  Jewish Exponent article

Kol Emet Hosts One-Man Show to ‘Open Up’ Talk About Israel
February 17, 2019

The show fits with Kol Emet’s efforts “to open up conversations about Israel — the things we love about Israel and the things we are concerned about,” said Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy.

New Jersey Jewish News article

 

Kol Emet Actively Participated in the 2018 Reconstructing Judaism Convention

November 16-18, 2018

More pictures and videos from the convention are available here: https://www.reconstructingjudaism.org/convention

Kol Emet Featured in the Yardley Voice
August 9, 2018

Kol Emet, an inclusive, intergenerational, and diverse Jewish community, invites you to tour their beautiful building, 1360 Oxford Valley Road, and learn what they’re all about. They offer something for everyone, including services and education for preschoolers through seniors, book club, Torah study, social action, holiday celebrations for families, and a softball team!

See the full article here.

 

Kol Emet Hosts Global Day of Jewish Learning Speaker
November 12, 2017

Kol Emet hosted a talk as part of the Global Day of Jewish Learning. Lori Lefkovitz, Ph.D was the speaker. Her talk was titled, “A Beautiful Man? Joseph and the Character of Masculinity in Judaism and Islam” and was live-streamed around the world.

See the full talk here.

 

Kol Emet Well Represented at JCYF Check Presentation Ceremony
February 12, 2017

More than 650 people were in attendance for the Jewish Community Youth Foundation’s (JCYF) annual Philanthropy Fair and Check Presentation Ceremony at Robbinsville (N.J.) High School, where more than $63,000 was distributed.

Jewish Exponent article

 

Kol Emet's JCYF Philanthropists

From left: Jacob Shain of Newtown, Leo Hampel of Yardley, Drew Bush of Yardley and Andrew Hampel of Yardley


Yardley UMC hosts interfaith Thanksgiving event
November 20, 2016

Rabbi Anna Boswell-Levy, leader of the Kol Emet Synagogue, shared meaningful details about Sukkot, a major weeklong Jewish autumn festival. It involves creating small symbolic tabernacles or temporary shelters to welcome guests and joyfully commemorate the sheltering of God’s Hebrew people in the wilderness.

See full article here.

 

Sukkah Building Remains a Timeless Tradition for Area Synagogues
October 11, 2016

At Congregation Kol Emet in Yardley, sukkah building has become part of what they call “Mitzvah Day.”

Jewish Exponent article

 

Female Torah Scribe Part of a Small and Unique Sorority
September 25, 2016

Julie Seltzer works in a profession so small that she literally can count the number of members on her fingers and toes. Seltzer is a female Torah scribe, or soferet. She is believed to be just the second soferet in the world to transcribe an entire Torah.

She returned to her childhood home of Yardley on Sept. 25 for a three-part workshop at Congregation Kol Emet, which included a PowerPoint presentation describing her craft, a “tour” of the Torah, and time for participants to try their own hands at the scribal arts. An eager crowd participated.

Jewish Exponent article

 

Yardley Garden Grows
July 28, 2016

The Kol Emet Mitzvah Garden is in full bloom at the Yardley congregation, producing organic vegetables for the local community.

Jewish Exponent article

The Advance of Bucks County – August 7, 2016