Sunday, April 19, 2015 Nisan 30, 5775
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Leslie Feldman, JF Feature
On Thursday, April 12, Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia will hold its second-annual "Live It Up!" gala to celebrate Jewish women and recognize the importance of women's support to the Jewish community. Women's Philanthropy builds ties among Jewish women in the community through education, opportunities for leadership and giving strategies. It reaches out to women to...
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JE Staff
Since its founding in 1946, the oldest pluralistic Jewish day school in North America has been known as the Akiba Hebrew Academy. But it will soon go by a new name, the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy -- a change that school and Jewish-community officials insist will help ensure its future as a top-notch institution. The name change comes as...
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Drisana Davis, JF Feature
People are often surprised to learn that 23,000 Jewish households in Greater Philadelphia are considered low-income and that an estimated 10,000 local Jewish households suffer from food insecurity, uncertainty as to where their next meal will come from. Hunger relief is a priority of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Center for Social Responsibility, Federation's social services arm, and the...
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce a new Day Camp Scholarship Fund for Jewish children living in Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties. Needs-based scholarships are available for Jewish children attending nonprofit Jewish-identity summer camps in the five-county area. Eligible campers must attend a full-day program, five days per week for a minimum of three...
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Leslie Feldman, JF Feature
Most of us keep abreast of current events in Israel and the Middle East through television, newspapers and books. However, for 11 members of the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community, hearing firsthand from prominent leaders and Israeli policymakers who converged in Israel was a learning experience like no other. In January, the delegation was sent by the Jewish Federation of Greater...
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