Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
More than 120 people attended the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's annual Ambassador's Dinner, held Oct. 17, at the Rittenhouse Hotel, where Federation honored individual, family and corporate donors who made gifts of $100,000 or more this year to Federation. Tovah Feldshuh, a renowned actress who has received Tony nominations for best actress, was the guest performer. She recently played...
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Sally Friedman, JF Feature
It is her energy that is so startling. Myrle Borine is clearly a vibrant, lively woman on the move. The fact that she is 81 years old seems almost incidental. Her zest for life -- and for doing good -- has nothing to do with a date on the calendar. Back in 1973, that energy came to the fore when...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
With autumn leaves falling and a nip in the air, many area residents are beginning to prepare their homes for winter. Household chores like sealing drafty windows and doors, changing smoke-detector batteries and raking leaves may be easy tasks for some. Yet for many senior citizens, such simple chores are difficult or insurmountable. Getting help with these tasks and others,...
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Sally Friedman, JF Feature
Cindy Troll Segal was feeling a bit overwhelmed. While it was thrilling for Segal and her husband to greet their first child, a baby daughter, Ellee Samantha's birth also plunged this new mother into a brave new world. After a career in the corporate arena, she was at home in Gwynedd Valley with Ellee. "It was an amazing and transforming...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
A class held on Sunday mornings at the religious school of Kesher Israel Congregation in West Chester is filling a long unmet need in the community. Aptly named Kolot B'Simcha ("Voices of Happiness"), it was created for Jewish residents of the Chester County region whose special needs are such that they could not be mainstreamed into a synagogue classroom. For...
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