Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774
By:
Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
An initiative entitled Community Connections Enhanced Case Management is making a dramatic difference by stabilizing the lives of some of the most vulnerable Jews in the Philadelphia region. Administered by Jewish Family and Children's Service (JFCS), Community Connections, in place since April 2005, provides ongoing, in-depth case management services to needy Jews under age 65 and their families, living at...
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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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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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