Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
By:
Jan L. Apple, JF Federation
If you are a college student or the parent of one, the issue of anti-Semitism at college campuses may strike a familiar chord. For other community members, the fact that this exists today is an alarming wake-up call. In an effort to stem the tide of rising anti-Semitism, anti-Israel bias and anti-Americanism at college campuses throughout the United States and...
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By:
Lynn B. Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
"Gems from generation to generation" was the theme of the Lions of Judah luncheon held on Nov. 8 at The Rittenhouse. A total of 145 women participated in this program sponsored by Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. The annual event, which recognizes those who make a $5,000 minimum gift to Federation's Jewish Community Fund, raised more...
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By:
Sally Friedman, JF Feature
When you grow up in a family of social activists, your childhood can be unusual. Cindy Smukler Dorani's parents, communal leaders/philanthropists Joe and Connie Smukler, were international figures in the Soviet Jewry movement, and their daughter came of age in a remarkable world. She remembers chaining herself to the Liberty Bell at age 12 to make a point about what...
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At City Hall on Thursday, Nov. 16, the Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution commemorating the 68th anniversary of Kristallnacht and recognizing Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein for his contributions to assuring that the Holocaust will never be forgotten. "Ninth November Night," a world-renowned exhibit of Helnwein's work commemorating Kristallnacht, will have its U.S debut at the Judge Lewis Quadrangle in...
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By:
Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
For David and Jessica (names changed upon request for personal privacy), raising a young Jewish family in the Philadelphia region has its share of challenges. Committed to providing their children -- ages 8, 5 and 3 -- with a strong identity through Jewish day school and preschool education, the couple has struggled with the financial burden, exacerbated by David's current...
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