Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
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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Federation spotlight on funding accomplishments
• In 2004-05, more than 2,000 students attended Abrams Hebrew Academy, Akiba Hebrew Academy, Politz Hebrew Academy, the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day Schools, Stern Hebrew High School and Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia. • Federation provided these six day schools with more than $2 million in funding for the 2004-05 school year to enhance the day school system...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Long before the challenges of adult life, Philip M. Shiekman was an athlete, sprinting for the goal. "As a kid growing up in Wynnefield, I played sandlot baseball and football," said Shiekman, who has practiced law for more than 50 years. The life-long running enthusiast has headed the Jewish Community Centers, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's annual campaign and...
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
Hunger is a pressing issue in the international Jewish community, and has been named a critical funding priority by the board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Center for Israel and Overseas. According to center co-chair Scott Isdaner, "Hunger relief, long a Federation priority, is being re-established in the programs we support. Direct relief efforts are in place in...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
The Bernstein brothers - Howard, Mark, Neil and Larry -grew up in a "nurturing Jewish home" in Northeast Philadelphia where Israel was a "focal point." In fact, an $18 check was written to every Jewish organization that asked, and playing sports and being competitive was a way of life, according to Howard Bernstein. Since 2002, he and his brother, Mark,...
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