Thursday, December 8, 2016 Kislev 8, 5777
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Aaron Passman and Bryan Schwartzman, JE Staff
Talk about a fall frenzy. At Jewish institutions, in individual homes and in public spaces, Jews across greater Philadelphia gave back like it was going out of style on Nov. 1, doing their best to put the mania in Mitzvah Mania. How much mania are we talkin' about here? Well, there's the 4,000 pints of soup made for the hungry...
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InterFaithways, the only organization in Greater Philadelphia dedicated to welcoming interfaith families to the Jewish community, will host its third annual Family Shabbat Weekend, Nov. 13 through Nov. 15. Some 50 synagogues throughout the area, as well as in communities in neighboring southern New Jersey and Delaware, will sponsor special Oneg Shabbats, learner's services, Shabbat luncheons, speakers and other programming...
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David B. Nash, M.D., the newly appointed Founding Dean of the Jefferson School of Health Policy and Population Health on the campus of Thomas Jefferson University views true health care reform as essential to creating tikkun olam -- the repair of the world. As such, he will discuss the challenges and opportunities toward creating a quality national health care system...
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For Federation Housing Inc., the third time proved the charm. The organization -- a separate 501(c)(3) that was originally started by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and still provides grants for programs there -- had twice applied for money from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, a state entity. The goal was to help fund the construction of new, low-income...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
On Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Raymond and Miriam Klein JCC and the Jacob and Esther Stiffel Senior Center celebrated their official beginning as a single agency, following the recent decentralization of the Jewish Community Centers of Philadelphia. Steve Klein, son of the JCC's founders, described the agency as his parent's "pride and joy." He termed the milestone "an opportunity to...
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