Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
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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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Jewish communal agencies in the Philadelphia area received a total of roughly $60 million this past year in state funds, according to officials at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. So, as the political wrangling over this year's budget gets under way -- a process expected to take months -- communal leaders and professionals are keeping an eye on Harrisburg,...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
Less than a mile down the road from Congregation Ohev Shalom in Wallingford is the city of Chester, home to three shelters run by the Community Action Agency of Delaware County where mothers and children in need of four walls, food and tender care find temporary refuge. Through the Mitzvah Projects Task Force, an arm of the Jewish Federation of...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
When you reach to answer your telephone this Sunday, Feb. 11, remember that your response has the power to change lives. There are Jews in need right here in Greater Philadelphia, in Israel and throughout the world who are depending upon your generosity and that of the Jewish community. Super Sunday, which kicks off the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's...
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Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
In a crowded dining room at the Golden Slipper Center for Seniors, the Citizens Bank Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia kicked off a second year of their "Citizens Community Bridge" initiative with an important step: more money. Citizens Bank Executive Vice President Edward J. Ryan presented a check for $110,000 to Federation President and CEO Ira M...
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