Friday, September 19, 2014 Elul 24, 5774
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Lynn B. Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
Mitch Sterling, incoming chair of the Renaissance Group, Federation's division for young Jewish adults, saw a lot of people just like him when he attended his first group-sponsored social event in Spring 2005. "I had just graduated from Villa­nova University School of Law, began working in Center City and stopped by a Renaissance happy hour at a local pub," he...
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More than 275 Holocaust Survivors enjoyed a festive lunch, dancing to the music of the Bobby Block Orchestra and a chance to schmooze with one another during a May Café Europa event at the Buck Hotel in Feasterville. This much-anticipated annual event was made possible by Jewish Family and Children's Service in partnership with the Conference on Jewish Material Claims...
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When it was released two and a half years ago, the 2009 "Jewish Population Study of Greater Philadelphia" alarmed -- but didn't exactly shock -- local Jewish leaders. The findings painted a portrait of young Jewish adults far less connected to Jewish life and Israel than prior generations and less likely to marry Jews or raise their children as Jews...
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is allocating $5.9 million to local programs that serve the hungry, help the economically insecure and support seniors for the next fiscal year. That figure -- which includes unrestricted funding along with restricted and pass-through gifts -- is down by about $160,000 from last year. But two new initiatives in the works could mean...
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It is only early August, but only 80 slots remain on the Greater Philadelphia Mega Mission 2012, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, which is scheduled for Dec. 19 to 28. Mission co-chairs Shari Odenheimer, Michelle and Jeffrey Barrack and Michele and Robert Levin anticipate that this mission, which will enable participants to experience Israel through the ages...
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