Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774
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In an effort to broaden its outreach to the gay and lesbian community, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is organizing its very first "Philadelphia Pride Mission to Israel." The trip, slated to take place from Aug. 3 to Aug. 13, will coincide with Jerusalem World Pride, a weeklong series of events that will advocate tolerance and acceptance of gay...
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Ira M. Schwartz assumed the role of president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia this week, as Harold S. Goldman retired from that position, which he'd held for the last six years. They shared their thoughts during a recent conversation. Ira M. Schwartz What had you personally experienced and heard about Federation that made its executive office the place...
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Because their 5-year-old grandson Jonah has juvenile diabetes, it is very important to Helene and Allen Apter to support stem-cell research that can help find a cure for the disease. "That my wife and I were able to do this through the [Jewish] Federation [of Greater Philadelphia] as part of our annual gift shows the effectiveness of their new focus...
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Lauren Pound Somers, JF Feature
June 6 may commemorate the day in 1944 when allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, but this year, it was also a day for representatives of Pennsylvania's Jewish community to take Harrisburg by storm. "Advocacy Day" was sponsored by the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition, an organization that monitors statewide legislative developments affecting the Jewish community. The organization also advocates on...
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Once a child prodigy in Leningrad and now a well-known concert pianist who has performed throughout the world, pianist Mikhail Yanovitsky will give a benefit concert for Hatzolah, an all-volunteer Israeli emergency medical service, on Sunday, June 18, at 4 p.m., at Shaare Shamayim Synagogue, 9768 Verree Road in Philadelphia. The concert is being organized by Uru Akhim (in English:...
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