Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775
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Wouldn't it be awesome if, during these Days of Awe, Jews could reflect and act on problems that impact thousands of their brethren? Through their participation in the High Holiday Food Drive, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Mitzvah Food Pantry, area families and individuals can actively perform the mitzvah of feeding the hungry. Through Oct. 19, the...
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Lynn B. Edelman, JE Feature
Alana Grife's passion for Israel was fueled by six trips to Israel -- five of which were in the company of her father, Rabbi Saul Grife, the religious leader of Beth Tikvah-B'nai Jeshurun in Erdenheim. Her experience as a participant on the Senior Advocacy Trip to Israel sponsored by the Center for Israel and Overseas marked the very first time...
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Courtesy of the Barrack Hebrew Academy "Art is not only a form of personal expression, but also a force to help repair the world, a timeless Jewish tradition," according to Jennifer Goldberg, a rising senior at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy. Translating belief into action, Jennifer recently launched "Because I Care," a greeting-card business whose proceeds will be donated...
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On Sunday, Oct. 21, Jewish adults will have an opportunity to perform the mitzvah of pikuah nefesh -- the saving of a life --through participation in Red Cross blood drives at 10 locations throughout Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties. Peggy Carver and Jerry Frezel, co-chairs of the Mitzvah Projects Task Force of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia,...
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Numerous opportunities to repair the world -- or at least, a slice of Philly
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Some 1,000 members of the Philadelphia-area Jewish community will perform the mitzvah of protecting our planet on Sunday, Oct. 21, at more than 20 sites operated by the Fairmount Park Commission. They will serve as Shomrei Adamah, Hebrew for "Guardians of the Earth" during this first-time, community-wide Mitzvah Mania program sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Federation President...
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