Archive for November 12th, 2017

Nancy Ellen Dowling of Chadds Ford

Nancy Ellen Dowling (Lynch), 74, of Chadds Ford, died Thursday, Nov. 9. Nancy leaves her beloved husband Jerry, daughter Kathy, son-in-law Ralph and grandchildren John and Colleen with many treasured memories of her smile, sparkling blue eyes and contagious laughter. She was known for her extraordinary sense of humor, playfulness, zest for life and quick wit, as well ...

 
 

Patricia (Patty) Redifer of Kennett Square

Patricia (Patty) Redifer, 81, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, Nov. 5. She was the wife of Rea Redifer, who died in 2008, and with whom she shared 46 years of marriage. Patty was born on Sept. 20, 1936. Raised in Boothwyn, she moved to Chadds Ford in the 1960s before moving to Kennett Square in 1981. She was the only child of the late J. Howard and the late Virginia ...

 

Rabbinic Reflections: The importance of learning

It seemed normal until it was remarkable. I knew Jews in the South often went to Episcopal private schools, much the way Jews attend Friends schools in this area. I knew because I was one of them, a proud graduate of St. John’s School. I was just another example of some narrative connection between Jews and education. Five years ago, though, my story was no longer a ...