Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774
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Lynn B. Edelman Jewish Federation Feature Stephen B. Klein believes that it is “an amazing coincidence” that he was selected as recipient of the Joseph Smukler Outstanding Community Leadership Award. The award, renamed in memory of a revered and respected Jewish communal leader and philanthropist who passed away in August, will be presented to Stephen at Federation’s Main Event, on...
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When 92-year-old Shir­ley Cohen moved into her apartment in the Samuel A. Green House in Elkins Park last October, work crews were putting the final touches on the 84-unit complex for low-income seniors — Federation Housing, Inc.’s first foray into Montgomery County. In the 11 months since she first affixed a mezuzah to her front door, Cohen has made many...
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Maimonides said that those acts of tzedakah most worthy of praise are the ones that honor the human dignity of the recipient. This is the concept behind Federation’s Choice Food Program, a digital food market to be located inside the Klein JCC. The dream of this revolutionary new model of food security and nutrition for community members experiencing hunger and...
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Amid these Days of Awe, I remember one of my favorite Torah portions, Nehemiah, which describes how our ancestors celebrated Rosh Hashanah when they returned to Israel from Persia after a long exile. It was a time of rebuilding and renewal, and the people sought inspiration from the words of our prophets. On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, men...
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Renew your commitment to giving back to our Jewish community this fall by signing up for the Oct. 14 community phone-a-thon at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, 272 South Bryn Mawr Ave., in Bryn Mawr. Join Federation and make the calls that make an important difference in the lives of Jews in need here in Greater Philadelphia, in Israel...
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