Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775
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In the spirit of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, Federation President Leonard Barrack announced a gift of $50,000 to Politz Hebrew Academy to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students. "During this holiday when we celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, Federation thought it particularly fitting to support an institution that brings the light of Jewish learning to Jewish children...
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After months of restraint, Israel on Saturday, Dec. 27, launched a full-scale military operation on Gaza. Israeli citizens have been under the threat of daily attack from Gaza for years, and more so since Israel disengaged from the Gaza Strip in 2005. Only this week, hundreds of missiles and mortars shells were fired at Israeli civilian communities, including the firing...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
The power to help those in need is just a phone call away. That's the underlying theme of Federation's largest fundraising day of the year. More than 600 volunteers are expected to converge on the Federation Radnor Campus in Bryn Mawr on Sunday, Jan. 25. During two phoning sessions -- from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 4 p.m...
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21 Philadelphia Lions make it their mission to travel to Israel
A delegation of 21 members of Federation's Lions of Judah, a division of Women's Philanthropy, traveled to Israel last month for three days of travel and togetherness prior to their participation in the International Lion of Judah Conference in Tel Aviv. The women, each of whom make a minimum gift of $5,000 to Federation's annual campaign, spent two days in...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
Chanukah is an ideal time to reflect upon Federation's Super Sunday. For, just as the light of the menorah grows brighter with the addition of each candle, Super Sunday demonstrates the collective power of a caring community to bring light to the lives of fellow Jews in need. On Sunday, Jan. 25, more than 600 volunteers plan to seize that...
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