Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775
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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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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
The buzz around the Rhawnhurst neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia is about an ecumenical program that is helping seniors while strengthening the community. Established in September 2005, the Rhawnhurst NORC, a naturally occurring retirement community, is a collaboration of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Catholic Human Services and the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania. It provides services to people age...
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He was barely a teenager when he made his first gift to what is now the Jewish Community Fund, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's annual campaign. "From the time I became a Bar Mitzvah, my father took me to FAJA Day at Meadowlands Country Club," explained Brett Studner. "It really made me feel proud to make my own gift...
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Throughout the school year, the seventh-grade girls at Politz Hebrew Academy and women of the seniors group of the Jewish Community Centers Klein Branch have reached out to one another in three programs keyed to Jewish holidays. "The students have come to understand that seniors are active, vibrant people whose lives have been enriched by their experiences," said Besie Katz,...
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