Sunday, February 1, 2015 Shevat 12, 5775
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Representatives of Jewish federations from across the country are set to meet in Florida this weekend to weigh a potentially watershed proposal that could overhaul the system for disbursing hundreds of millions of dollars to charitable causes in Israel, the former Soviet Union and elsewhere. But officials at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia said that the result of what...
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Lynn B. Edelman and Amy Purdy, JF Feature
This is the first in a monthly series of articles focusing on Jewish day schools in the Greater Philadelphia area. Each story will focus on the cutting-edge educational and extracurricular opportunities that nurture the academic and spiritual growth of each student, preparing them to take their rightful place in the Jewish community. Next month's article will spotlight the Raymond and...
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On Jan. 16, the Klein JCC in Northeast Philadelphia staged an Israel Solidarity Rally. Asaf Romirowsky, manager of Israel and Middle East Affairs for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, updated the crowd of 200 people about the current situation in the Gaza region. Following the rally, participants signed letters to Pennsylvania state representatives and to Israeli Defense Force soldiers...
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Answer or make calls this Sunday, Jan. 25. This Sunday, you have the power to make a difference in the lives of Israelis who live in Netivot-Sedot Negev, Philadelphia's Partnership 2000 communities. These men, women and children, who live mere miles from Israel's border with Gaza, have been caught in the cross-fire of Hamas rocket attacks. They depend on our...
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A standing-room-only gathering of 900 or so friends of Israel participated in a Jan. 10 Solidarity Service sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Kehillah of Old York Road. They filled the sanctuary of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park to show support for Israel's right to defend herself in the current conflict against Hamas terrorist attacks in...
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