Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774
By:
Sally Friedman, JF Feature
They gathered on opposite sides of the world. In Philadelphia, it was Sunday morning. In Israel, it was late Sunday afternoon. They led vastly different lives -- or so they thought. They existed in totally different cultures -- or assumed that they did. But in a remarkable videoconference from a conference room at the Jewish Community Services Building in Center...
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Attorney Leonard Barrack nominated to be Federation's next chair
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Jewish Exponent Staff
Leonard Barrack is a man who has been at the center of front-page headline news. As the senior and founding partner of Barrack, Rodos & Bacine, he has helped make legal history with securities class-action suits, such as his successful effort to bring restitution to investors in the failed Worldcom, Inc. As a political activist, he rose to be national...
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On Sunday, Feb. 11, Mother Nature cooperated and nearly 700 volunteers joined the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia for Super Sunday, the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community's largest day of fundraising. Thanks to the calls volunteers made from the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue, Abrams Hebrew Academy in Yardley and NCO Group in Horsham, Federation raised more than $1.3 million to address...
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By:
Ira M. Schwartz
It's been a little over eight months since I joined the Jewish Federation. I can honestly say that so far it's been a very challenging, demanding and yet a very rewarding experience. Quite frankly, one of the major reasons I accepted this position was because I truly believe in Federation's new direction. There has been a growing trend in the...
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By:
Ryan Teitman
The Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue teemed with volunteers. College students from area Hillels were stationed at three long tables. High school students in numerous groupings worked from prepared scripts as they dialed each new number. Families banded together, using banks of phones to get the message out. From young to old, all of these people were...
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