Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775
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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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Amy Purdy
Mitzvah Mania 2008 is going green with the Fairmount Park Project! On Sunday, November 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., thousands of Jewish community volunteers will take part in the second annual Mitzvah Mania sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Fairmount Park is partnering with Mitzvah Mania volunteers who will spruce up Poquessing Watershed Park and make...
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Jewish poverty and hunger reach critical levels
A new year is dawning. It's time to reflect upon what we have achieved individually and collectively, assess our failings and resolve to do better. It has become abundantly clear to many that we have fallen short in our efforts to address hunger and poverty in our community, failing to provide adequate support to those who needs our help the...
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VAAD/Board of Rabbis Joins Federation in Fight of Hunger
Rabbi Ira Stone, spiritual leader of Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel in Center City, Philadelphia, serves as president of the VAAD/Board of Rabbis and is appealing to his colleagues throughout the Greater Philadelphia area to encourage their congregants to fully support Federation's Jewish Community Hunger Relief Campaign. "As we begin to prepare for High Holiday services, I call upon each and...
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