Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774
By:
Lynn B. Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
Six years ago, a new organization was formed to offer a Jewish response to the estimated 53 percent intermarriage rate in the American Jewish community. While many view this statistic as a threat to the survival of Judaism, Leonard Wasserman, founder and current board chairman of InterFaithways-the Interfaith Family Support Network of Greater Philadelphia, interprets this demographic trend as "an...
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Lynn B. Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
"Upon three things the world stands: On Torah, on (Divine) Service, and on Deeds of Lovingkindness." -- Pirke Avot 1:2 Maurice Kornberg's life story reflected his personal commitment to all three of these tenets of the Jewish faith. The South Philadelphia native was a first-generation American, born to parents who left Eastern Europe to provide a better life for their...
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Building upon a proud heritage of Jewish philanthropy
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Leonard Barrack Board Chair Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
In 2008 our Federation will turn 107 years old, making us one of the oldest charities in the Greater Philadelphia area. More than one century ago some of our community's most distinguished and respected leaders articulated their great vision of a central philanthropic address which would allow the nine original Jewish social service agencies to focus on service delivery. Then...
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Lynn B. Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
Uru Akhim, a volunteer organization of émigrés from the former Soviet Union, organized a concert on Sept. 29 to raise funds for IsraeLife Rescue and Hatzalah, the largest independent, all-volunteer emergency organization in Israel. The goal of the concert, which was attended by more than 500 people, was to purchase bullet-proof vests for the paramedics, who are often the first...
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By:
Lynn B. Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
Students from the Yemin Orde Wingate Youth Village Choir in Israel were in the United States recently to express their thanks to the many Jewish organizations that have supported the school, where more than 500 young people from 22 nations across the globe learn about each other's cultures and traditions, and discover their common connections. While in the Philadelphia area,...
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