Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774
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Jessica Endy
Three shining stars of the local and global Jewish community will be honored with Federation’s 2012 Young Leadership Awards at the opening meeting of Federation’s Board of Trustees on Oct. 25. Andrew L. Cherry, Shira J. Goodman and Rena N. Kopelman were selected as this year’s award winners based on their exemplary record of participation and performance in Jewish communal...
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Michael is a quiet young man in his early 20s who is a valued full-time employee at a Montgomery County assisted-living facility. On his day off, he works as a teacher’s aide in the synagogue he attends with his family. An animal lover, Michael dreams of a time in the not-too-distant future when he can live in his own apartment...
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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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