Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has named Ira M. Schwartz, currently provost at Temple University, as its next president and CEO. On July 1, the 61-year-old will succeed current president Harold S. Goldman, 64, who has served as Federation's professional leader since 2000. "It's pretty big shoes to fill," replied Schwartz, of Newtown Square. "I think Harold has built...
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Children take to theater program
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The audience was enthusiastic, though noisy at times. But that's to be expected at a children's program - in this case, interaction with two actors from Theater Ariel who presented a program of Jewish folk tales to the Neziner Hebrew School of Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel in Center City. More than 50 students - from preschoolers to the hey class...
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Lauren Pound Sommers, JE Feature
How do you administer a vaccine if you're wearing a chemical suit? That's the kind of question heard in Israel as its citizens grapple with constant terror. To understand such issues, a group of security, medical, government and law-enforcement professionals from Pennsylvania recently went to Israel to learn about the country's security methods, and see how its officials prepare for,...
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To celebrate his 60th birthday, Frank Ash's wife Sharon threw a surprise birthday party for him. His gift from 20 golfing friends at the party was also a surprise, said Frank Ash, a 40-year-veteran Jewish-community fundraiser and volunteer. He has served in many leadership positions with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and as president of the Jewish Employment and...
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Lauren Pound Sommers, JF Feature
Why aren't more Jewish families celebrating Passover in their homes and communities throughout the region? That may not be one of the "four questions" that take center stage at this time in the Jewish calendar, but for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, it's an important one. Because professionals and volunteers at Federation's Center for Jewish Life and Learning know...
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