Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
Marcy Bacine recalls being "totally floored" when Maddy Malis, president and CEO of Federation Early Learning Services, asked her and her husband, Dan, to serve as honorees at the agency's 18th annual "Love Our Kids Gala" on Tuesday, June 5. "It is very fitting that Marcy and Dan are this year's honorees for our gala," stated Malis, Marcy's friend and...
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The Horticulture Center in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park provided the backdrop for a festive community celebration in honor of Israel Independence Day. Fifty-nine shofar blasts, one for each year of Israel's statehood, opened the May 6 community party, hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and its Center for Israel and Overseas. With an estimated 8,000 men, women and children...
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
Twenty-one-year-old Kishwer Vikaas describes her recent participation in a Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Jewish Community Relations Council Interfaith Mission to Israel as "overwhelming -- in a wonderful, memorable way." This Temple University graduate and her father, Victor Gill, a leader in Philadelphia's Pakistani Christian community, traveled to the holy land of many faiths with a delegation of area clergy,...
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Sally Friedman, JF Feature
She was a woman with a generous heart and a caring soul. When Cindy Smukler Dorani speaks of her maternal grandmother, the late Mildred Lasch, that's the message that comes through loud and clear. The plaque hanging at the entrance to the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia Kaiserman Branch preschool says it all about Lasch, who left a very...
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By:
Sally Friedman, JF Feature
You're simply drowning in clutter. The garage, the basement, the attic, the spare room without an inch to spare, the guest room where no guest could possibly stay -- all are terminally stuffed. Sure, you've been meaning to have a yard sale. Or to get the kids to come by and take some of the excess off your hands. But...
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