Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775
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Lauren Pound Somers, JE Feature
As politicians debated the merits of intelligent design and the war in Iraq earlier this month, kids like Ethan Silver of Blue Bell were more interested in a serious conundrum of their own: Which is tastier, latkes at Chanukah or hamantashen at Purim? The result appeared to be a tie, as Silver and fellow members of the youth choir at...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Soon after Hilary Cooper moved to Philadelphia from Manhattan as a newlywed in 1999, she became involved in Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. "I was - and continue to be - struck by the tremendous energy level women put into raising funds to support Jewish communities worldwide," she said. Cooper noted that her husband Richard and...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
At Super Sunday 2000, a Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Renaissance board member met a young woman pursuing masters' degrees in a dual program of social work at the University of Pennsylvania and Jewish communal service at Gratz College. Matt Steinberg was welcoming people at the "Meet and Greet," preceding the day-long phone-a-thon in support of local and worldwide Jewish...
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
As a mother of three children - Gabrielle, 7, Katie, 4, and Max, 2 - Lorelei Miller of Doylestown thinks about meaningful ways to bring Judaism into their lives and has found the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's public space holiday programs to be a perfect fit. Last year, Miller particularly enjoyed a Purim celebration at a Toys 'R Us...
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
Israel is a natural and integral part of Robert, known as "Dunny," and Debbie Dunn's lives, personally and professionally. Recently, the couple, who has been affiliated with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia for more than two decades, expressed that commitment by increasing their family gift to the Major Gifts level, and directed it to Federation's Center for Israel and...
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