Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774
By:
Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
With autumn leaves falling and a nip in the air, many area residents are beginning to prepare their homes for winter. Household chores like sealing drafty windows and doors, changing smoke-detector batteries and raking leaves may be easy tasks for some. Yet for many senior citizens, such simple chores are difficult or insurmountable. Getting help with these tasks and others,...
Comment0
By:
Sally Friedman, JF Feature
Cindy Troll Segal was feeling a bit overwhelmed. While it was thrilling for Segal and her husband to greet their first child, a baby daughter, Ellee Samantha's birth also plunged this new mother into a brave new world. After a career in the corporate arena, she was at home in Gwynedd Valley with Ellee. "It was an amazing and transforming...
Comment0
By:
Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
A class held on Sunday mornings at the religious school of Kesher Israel Congregation in West Chester is filling a long unmet need in the community. Aptly named Kolot B'Simcha ("Voices of Happiness"), it was created for Jewish residents of the Chester County region whose special needs are such that they could not be mainstreamed into a synagogue classroom. For...
Comment0
By:
Roy Freundlich, JE Feature
"A model of efficiency, effectiveness and accountability" is what the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia must be in conducting its business, said Federation president Ira M. Schwartz, who took over the position on July 3. Schwartz initiated a hiring freeze this summer and charged Federation's executive staff with reviewing the organization's performance in relation to its 2003 Strategic Philanthropy Plan...
Comment0
By:
Lauren Pound Somers, JF Feature
When Sam Greenberg traveled to Israel with the youth organization Bnei Akiva this summer for an intensive six-week experience known as "Mach Hach Ba'Aretz," he didn't know quite what to expect -- certainly, not the violent conflict with Hezbollah that broke out shortly after the group arrived. But despite the unfortunate timing and necessary changes to the group's itinerary, the...
Comment0

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement