Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
Alfred A. Gilbert, 87, a prominent real estate developer, investor and philanthropist, died March 11 at Hahnemann Hospital. He was a resident of Merion Station. Gilbert became interested in real estate when, as a young man, he collected rents for his father, who owned small properties in West Philadelphia. That led to employment with local realty companies, during which time...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
The following is the first in a series of articles about the Nurturing Excellence in Synagogue Schools program. An estimated 80 percent of Jewish children receive their formal religious training through a synagogue supplemental school. For many of these youngsters, research has revealed what their parents have known for years -- that the experience inside the classroom has been less...
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Leslie Feldman, JF Feature
On Thursday, April 12, Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia will hold its second-annual "Live It Up!" gala to celebrate Jewish women and recognize the importance of women's support to the Jewish community. Women's Philanthropy builds ties among Jewish women in the community through education, opportunities for leadership and giving strategies. It reaches out to women to...
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Daniella Slon, JF Feature
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and its Center for Israel and Overseas will be hosting their annual Israel Independence Day community celebration on Sunday, May 6, from noon to 5 p.m. This year the event will be held at the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park in a garden setting amid trees, flowers and reflecting pools. The event will kick...
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Drisana Davis, JF Feature
People are often surprised to learn that 23,000 Jewish households in Greater Philadelphia are considered low-income and that an estimated 10,000 local Jewish households suffer from food insecurity, uncertainty as to where their next meal will come from. Hunger relief is a priority of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Center for Social Responsibility, Federation's social services arm, and the...
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