Thursday, October 30, 2014 Heshvan 6, 5775
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It was bashert that Robert Schwartz and Barbara and Jay Satz would become the closest of friends. Their relationship was predestined by a number of fluky family and business connections that they often laugh about during their frequent dinner dates. Barbara Satz recalls growing up in South Philadelphia where she would often encounter Schwartz's great-grandfather walking to shul. "He had...
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Volunteer on Sunday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the following social action projects: · Spruce up a section of Fairmount Park. · Repair and winterize homes for at-risk seniors. Seal drafty windows and doors, replace light bulbs and assist with other household tasks. · Help prepare blizzard bags and breakfast bags for seniors; make and share an...
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Members of Federation's Senior Council held a power breakfast on Sept. 10 to chart their course for the future. The council, co-chaired by D. Walter Cohen and Marvin Demchick, is a vehicle for mobilizing and re-engaging senior leaders of the Jewish community. These men and women act as ambassadors and speakers on behalf of Federation, providing advice and input to...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
Lisa B. Goldenberg predicts that the upcoming annual Lion of Judah Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 7, will be a "wonderful intergenerational gathering of extraordinary women committed to the success and welfare of our Jewish community." Goldenberg, who serves as co-chair of the event with Nancy Selarnick, estimates that more than 125 women, who each make an annual gift of $5,000,...
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When David Magerman was a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, his father died suddenly. Although raised in a Jewish household, Magerman's Jewish education did not prepare him well enough to mourn his father according to Jewish law. He didn't think it was necessary to say Kaddish or to sit shiva. "I feel as if I failed in my responsibilities...
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