Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
Federation's Mitzvah Projects Task Force oversees social action activities that help Federation's Center for Social Responsibility to create a more caring community. Following are just some of the successes made possible through the task force this year: • 60 - number of frail seniors helped with a variety of household projects during three Neighborhood Mitzvah Day programs; • 1,500 -...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Helping take care of 2-year-olds last summer at Congregation Beth Chaim's day camp in Feasterville was messy, demanding and quite rewarding said Alexandra Kistner, all of 12. For one, she volunteered for the "job," making it a Bat Mitzvah project for her June 24 ceremony. And when she finished her four-week stint and was paid $75 - "something I didn't...
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
When an Israeli becomes a victim of a senseless act of terrorism, the trauma has a ripple effect, causing emotional and physical scars that do not heal so easily. Families are torn apart; lives are changed in a matter of seconds. "We know that even if the terrorism stops today, so much of the population has already been affected by...
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Federation spotlight on funding accomplishments
Federation's Center for Israel and Overseas funds programs that address the physical and emotional trauma created by terror attacks in Israel. This year, center funding included: • $100,000 for the Jewish Agency for Israel's Victims of Terror Fund, to provide immediate assistance to the survivors of terrorism, their families and the families left behind. • $50,000 for psychological treatment for...
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As far away as Siberia, needy men and women cry out for care
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Reaching out across the world to young children with cerebral palsy in Jerusalem and to the elderly in Siberia, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Center for Israel and Overseas has helped these and many other at-risk populations with grants that provide food, health care, safety and educational needs in Israel and worldwide. The center is co-chaired by Gary Erlbaum...
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