Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774
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Lauren Pound Somers, JF Feature
When Sam Greenberg traveled to Israel with the youth organization Bnei Akiva this summer for an intensive six-week experience known as "Mach Hach Ba'Aretz," he didn't know quite what to expect -- certainly, not the violent conflict with Hezbollah that broke out shortly after the group arrived. But despite the unfortunate timing and necessary changes to the group's itinerary, the...
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The regions are absolutely booming with activity
By:
Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
As the Jewish community continues to spread its wings into the suburbs, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is committed to these local communities. Throughout the area, Federation sponsors community festivals, days of mitzvot and other programs and celebrations. According to Roberta Matz, director of the Bux-Mont region, which recently held its eighth annual community festival, this type of event...
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Lauren Pound Somers, JF Feature
Are you curious about Judaism -- or know someone who might be? The Kehillah of Center City is whetting appetites and satisfying cravings for Jewish learning and connections with an appetizer known as "A Taste of Judaism." The series of classes it adapted from a program created by the Union for Reform Judaism is once again being offered this fall...
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Lauren Pound Somers, JF Feature
Many people receiving a Mitzvah Food Pantry package last month may not have realized that the organization is celebrating a decade of service to the community. They just knew they had a few meals to satiate their hunger and a way to maintain connections to their heritage. Since 1996, the Mitzvah Food Pantry -- a local Jewish communal response to...
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
Women of Vision -- the Jewish Women's Foundation at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia -- has reached its goal, and now has over $1 million in assets. With more than 275 members, the group will celebrate this milestone and chart its course for the future during their fall annual meeting and luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 11:30 a.m...
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