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A Lone Soldier’s Legacy – at Age 27

It started the summer between ninth and 10th grade when, instead of signing up for another season at his beloved Camp Ramah, Adam Klazmer...

Atidim: Education for All Israelis

Even as a child, Nahumi Hay wanted to make a difference in his community. He wanted to go to college so he could work...

Opinion: Our Israel70 Year of Connectioin

By Naomi Adler This year, we at the Jewish Federation approached Israel’s 70th anniversary with a lofty goal: to create a way for everybody in...

JFRE Contributions Reach Record Level

The Jewish Federation Real Estate affinity group (JFRE), which brings together the Philadelphia real estate community for volunteer opportunities, fundraising, education and networking, yet...

Deb and John: Interfaith couple. Community members. Inclusive.

Debra Lipenta and John Michael met on Halloween 2015 — she dressed as the Black Widow, he as a lumberjack — and, despite their...

Yad LaKashish: Using Art to Empower Israel’s Older Adults

Every day inside Yad Lakashish’s building in the heart of Jerusalem, Bracha makes ceramics, laughing and kibitzing with Yusef, who sculpts black clay into...

Donor Gets Involved with Jewish Community

Andrew Yaffe, 35, prefers to describe himself as “mildly religious,” but the Harriton High School graduate and Haverford native believes strongly in the idea...

Cultivating Community with the Grad Student Network

Jessica Rose moved to Philadelphia to start nursing school at the University of Pennsylvania. As she settled into her unfamiliar new city, Rose hoped...

National Institutes of Health Funds Monumental Mitzvah Food Program Study

When the Jewish Federation’s Mitzvah Food Program launched its groundbreaking digital ordering system, allowing food pantry clients to order groceries from personal computers and...

Crowd Braves Snow to Enjoy the Main Event

On Nov. 15, more than 500 people braved an unexpected snow storm and headed to the Kimmel Center for the Jewish Federation’s Main Event....