Friday, May 6, 2016 Nisan 28, 5776
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With two major Jewish agencies in the area planning to merge, the question becomes: Will it be a perfect match or simply a marriage of convenience? Leaders of both the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education and the Jewish Outreach Partnership -- currently situated in adjacent buildings on the Mandell Education Campus in Melrose Park -- are certainly banking on...
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Mark I. Solomon is passionate about his two decades of involvement with Yemin Orde, an Israeli youth village that provides both a home and a future to 500 children and teens from all over the world. During his tenure on the board of the Friends of Yemin Orde -- a network of men and women who provide financial support and...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
This is the fourth article in a Federation series on area day schools. Support for Jewish education is a core priority of the Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Past articles and photos are posted on www.jewishphilly.org on the community page. Students at Stern Hebrew High School, the only Modern Orthodox high school in the Greater Philadelphia area, divide their day equally...
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With donations down, what will happen to various groups, programs and services?
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Before the financial crisis hit, all signs pointed upward for Moving Traditions. The national organization -- founded four years ago and based in Jenkintown -- fosters Jewish identity through the lens of gender. It had expanded its signature program, "Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing!," far beyond its local roots, establishing groups throughout the country. And donors appeared willing to...
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Thousands show their love for Israel at Federation festival
On Sunday, May 17, Federation threw a party to celebrate Israel's 61st anniversary of independence and the centennial birthday of the founding of Tel Aviv. Nearly 5,000 people RSVPed with a resounding "yes" and flocked to Philadelphia's Penn's Landing for an afternoon of music, food and fun. Rami Kleinstein, a multi-platinum recording artist who is often referred to as Israel's...
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