Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774
By:
Zara Myers, JE Feature
The week before the Sept. 3 Bar Mitzvah of Sheldon Satenstein, bags of kosher grocery staples seemed to pour into the social hall of Kesher Israel Congregation in West Chester. No, they weren't going to be used by the caterer - who was actually his mother, Jamie Satenstein. The food was donated by his guests, who'd been asked in the...
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Society to ensure long-term viability, here and around the world
By:
Zara Myers, JE Feature
During a reception held on Sept. 26 to honor the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Legacy Society, 130 members and their guests "visited" their designated plaques on the four Legacy Walls in the atrium of the Jewish Community Services Building, as they also heard words of praise for their investment in the future of the Jewish community. In its eighth...
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By:
Zara Myers, JE Feature
The Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors in Philadelphia reached out to Gulf Coast victims by presenting a $1,000 check to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund at the group's opening meeting, held last week at Old York Road Temple-Beth Am in Abington. "It is very moving, and there is special meaning in the survivor community helping...
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By:
Lauren Pound Somers, JE Feature
How do you get the Jewish community to the table to address the hunger issue with other groups in Greater Philadelphia? This was the charge of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger when they planned this year's Philadelphia World Food Day, the educational event that celebrates the work of anti-hunger organizations and promotes...
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As my ancestors planted before me, so shall I plant for future generations.
By:
Zara Myers, JE Feature
Some of them were outgoing, with large circles of friends, while others were loners. Some left behind families filled with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren while others were childless. Though they led disparate lives, 38 individuals who passed away in the Jewish year 5765 also remembered the Jewish community in their wills via the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia by leaving...
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