Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774
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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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Cousins Brian Zaslow and Keith Morgan are self-­described “nice Jewish boys” from Philadelphia. They are also the owners and operators of “Dough Nuts for Doughnuts,” the company that is bring­ing the beleaguered Krispy Kreme donut chain back to Greater Philadelphia. Morgan is the former CEO of AAMCO Transmissions, a firm co-founded by his father in 1963. Zaslow is the former...
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