Monday, January 26, 2015 Shevat 6, 5775
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Lauren Pound Somers, JF Feature
The concept of l'dor v'dor , "from generation to generation," usually refers to traditions handed down from family to family, but can it ring true for businesses as well? At one local law firm, the answer is a resounding "yes." "The interests of our founding partners have been passed down from one generation to the next, so giving back to...
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Soon after Hezbollah declared war on Israel, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia activated its Israel Emergency Fund to help provide the initial $2 million that was immediately sent to communities in northern Israel. "Federation has a two-pronged approach in its efforts to assist Israel," said Jeri Zimmerman, director of Federation's Center for Israel and Overseas. "One is to provide...
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The smiles that lit up the faces of three eighth-grade graduates in May were right in sync with the name of the organization, OROT -- meaning "lights" in Hebrew -- that made it possible for them to graduate alongside their classmates. OROT, which began in 1998, supports special-needs education in five local Jewish day schools. Students receive an individualized curriculum...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
A Federation-funded initiative, "Helping Hands," which offers vocational skills training in the Jewish community, has helped the unemployed and underemployed move toward self-sufficiency. This is in keeping with Federation's Center for Social Responsibility initiatives that strengthen and enhance skills, giving people the vital tools to become independent. "Helping Hands" serves people under 65 in Northeast Philadelphia most in need of...
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Days to show their spirit and their support
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From mid-May to early June -- in rain and in sunshine -- sports and camaraderie combined with new projects to make country-club members score in a big way at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia 2006 FAJA Country Club Days. The money raised at the daylong events -- featuring golf, tennis, cards, cocktail hours and dinners at Green Valley, Meadowlands,...
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