Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Nisan 26, 5776
It was an exciting summer as twoof the Satell Teen Fellows, Ellen Brown and Gabriel Horwitz, were selected as Young Heroes by the National Liberty Museum and Commerce Bank. The Fellowship is an innovative leadership development program for motivated and inspired Jewish teens who want to make a difference in our community. Application deadline for the 2009 class of Satell...
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On Sunday, Oct. 26, Gratz College in Elkins Park will be the site of a revolution in Israel education. At 1 p.m. Prof. Kenneth W. Stein, president of the Center for Israel Education in Atlanta, Ga. will present a community lecture on "The Middle East: Pitfalls and Prospects For the Next Administration." Then, at 2 p.m., he will challenge Philadelphia-area...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
On November 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., thousands of Mitzvah Mania volunteers will demonstrate the power of mitzvot, good deeds, to make the world a more caring and more secure place for Jews at risk. During this second annual day of social action sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, community members of all ages will work...
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Jessica Endy, JF Feature
When most mothers are asked by their adult children for money, their initial feeling is dread, immediately followed by the need to determine where they went wrong. In Lois Schwartz's case, when her adult son, Robert, asked her for $150,000, she couldn't have been prouder. Robert, along with his philanthropic and life partner, Judith Creed, founded Federation's newly launched Philadelphia...
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Lots of Federation 'royalty' turn out to honor Immediate Past Board Chair Beryl D. Simonson at a gala dinner
Many of Federation's former leaders turned out to honor Beryl D. Simonson, (4th from left), during his tribute dinner on Sept.17, at Temple Adath Israel. Joining in the tribute are: (from left) Edward H. Rosen, President, 1981-1984; Bennett L. Aaron, President, 1984-1987; Miriam A. Schneirov, President, 1987-1990; Simonson, Immediate Past Board Chairman; Andrea Adelman, Board Chair 2002-2004; Michael R. Belman,...
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