Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
Building upon a proud heritage of Jewish philanthropy
By:
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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By:
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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Thanksgiving is a traditional time to count our blessings and share our bounty with others. Rachel Gross, director of Planned Giving and Endowments for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, believes that this holiday also provides an ideal forum for family discussion of how the IRA rollover legislation can help maximize philanthropic giving while minimizing tax liabilities. Under the terms...
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Orleans Technical Institute builds upon a legacy of family philanthropy
By:
Lynn B. Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
The Orleans Homebuilders family has been involved in the growth and development of the Orleans Technical Institute -- a program of JEVS Human Services, formerly the Jewish Employment and Vocational Services -- since its founding in 1979. Many of the more than 1,100 students who attend the school to train for first-time or second careers in the building-trades, court-reporting and...
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