Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774
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During his 1978 trip to Israel as a participant on the Federation's President's Mission, Steve and Sandy Cozen heard a short story that spoke volumes about Jewish commitment. Their guide took the group to Mount Herzl in Jerusalem for a tour of the military cemetery. Near the tomb of Theodor Herzl, founder of the political Zionist movement, they stopped at...
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Three charitable organizations have joined forces to make attendance at Jewish overnight camps more affordable for Greater Philadelphia families. The Neubauer Family Foundation, the Foundation for Jewish Camping and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia hope that their Overnight Camp Incentive Program will inspire greater participation in an experience that creates life-long connections to Judaism. This unique partnership -- designed...
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Bernard Lewis, the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, together with nationally syndicated talk-show host Dennis Prager, will discuss "A Clash of Civilizations: The Final Jihad" on Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m., at the Annenberg Center on the University of Pennsylvania Campus, 3680 Walnut St., Philadelphia. Lewis, who specializes in the history of...
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The Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation is moving forward with plans to redevelop and significantly enhance the Philadelphia Holocaust Memorial at the head of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The project is supported by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia, the Fairmount Park Commission, and a cross-section of Philadelphia's public, civic and corporate leaders. The memorial serves as a gathering...
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Students and parents from the Jewish Children's Folkshul hosted a "Souper Bowl Sunday" fundraiser on Feb. 24 to benefit the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Mitzvah Food Project. The community gathered to recreate a soup kitchen, where individuals could enjoy a lunch of homemade soup and bread, prepared and donated by families. Folkshul's band, "The Mamas and the Tates," provided...
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