Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775
By:
Lynn B. Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
"Gems from generation to generation" was the theme of the Lions of Judah luncheon held on Nov. 8 at The Rittenhouse. A total of 145 women participated in this program sponsored by Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. The annual event, which recognizes those who make a $5,000 minimum gift to Federation's Jewish Community Fund, raised more...
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At City Hall on Thursday, Nov. 16, the Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution commemorating the 68th anniversary of Kristallnacht and recognizing Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein for his contributions to assuring that the Holocaust will never be forgotten. "Ninth November Night," a world-renowned exhibit of Helnwein's work commemorating Kristallnacht, will have its U.S debut at the Judge Lewis Quadrangle in...
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Sally Friedman, JF Feature
When you grow up in a family of social activists, your childhood can be unusual. Cindy Smukler Dorani's parents, communal leaders/philanthropists Joe and Connie Smukler, were international figures in the Soviet Jewry movement, and their daughter came of age in a remarkable world. She remembers chaining herself to the Liberty Bell at age 12 to make a point about what...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
For David and Jessica (names changed upon request for personal privacy), raising a young Jewish family in the Philadelphia region has its share of challenges. Committed to providing their children -- ages 8, 5 and 3 -- with a strong identity through Jewish day school and preschool education, the couple has struggled with the financial burden, exacerbated by David's current...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
There are approximately 5,000 Holocaust survivors over age 75 living in the Philadelphia region, with the majority residing in the Northeast and City Line area. As this population ages and becomes more frail, so too do their needs increase, particularly those related to home care services. A top priority identified by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's strategic philanthropy plan...
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