Friday, January 30, 2015 Shevat 10, 5775
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
Tikvah/AJMI, also known as Advocates for the Jewish Mentally Ill, serves members of the community struggling with mental health issues. Established 15 years ago by founding President Judy Zon and a group of likeminded parents of five young adults, committed to raising awareness about mental illness, Tikvah has grown to nearly 250 members. A beneficiary organization of the Jewish Federation...
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Roy Freundlich, JF Feature
With a long history and a valued legacy of dedicated and quality leadership, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, for over 100 years, has been adapting to and addressing the changing needs of the Jewish community. Today, it is further addressing the increased competitiveness of the philanthropic environment and has recently taken several steps to increase its organizational effectiveness and...
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
The strength of a newly forged partnership between AmeriCorps* VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is beginning to take root in two Northeast Philadelphia naturally occurring retirement communities or NORCs. The NORCs, SeniorCHAI in Bustleton-Somerton and the ecumenical Rhawnhurst NORC, are initiatives of Federation's Center for Social Responsibility established over a year ago...
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
Giving back to the Jewish community has always been a vital and integral part of Daivd Horowitz's life. "I was inspired by my late grandfather, Lawrence Horowitz," explained the 46 year-old communal leader. Lawrence "Larry" Horowitz, an ardent Zionist and active Jewish philanthropist, who built Young Adjustment Company into one of the most respected public adjustment firms in the nation,...
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More than 120 people attended the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's annual Ambassador's Dinner, held Oct. 17, at the Rittenhouse Hotel, where Federation honored individual, family and corporate donors who made gifts of $100,000 or more this year to Federation. Tovah Feldshuh, a renowned actress who has received Tony nominations for best actress, was the guest performer. She recently played...
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