Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
By:
Sally Friedman, JF Feature
She was nervous. O.K., she was very, very nervous. When Jennifer Ehlers signed up for the MIFGASH Program, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Partnership 2000 program, one that allows area teens to participate in an exchange program with their counterparts in Philadelphia's Israeli sister region, she knew no one. At 15, she was also the youngest of...
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Sally Friedman, JF Feature
It's common knowledge that influenza -- the flu -- wreaks havoc on younger and middle-aged bodies. On older ones, it can be deadly. We also now know that flu shots can be the most important weapon against the flu, the one thing that can offer some protection. So when it became known that the city of Philadelphia's Health Department was...
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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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