Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
By:
Lynn B. Edelman and Paige Guber, Jewish Federation Feature
Never underestimate the power of a pet to bring friendship and unconditional love to its owner. Numerous studies have documented the positive impact of pet ownership on the health of older adults. So it should come as no surprise that GenPhilly — a project of the Phil­adelphia Corporation for Aging that encourages young professionals to connect with older adults and...
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Judith B. Ginsberg, chair of Women of Vision, The Jewish Women’s Foundation of Greater Philadelphia, has announced the recipients of its 2012-2013 grants. Each of the Foundation’s more than 424 members had a vote in the selection of these grant recipients — organizations that improve the lives of women and girls. WePower, The Organization for the Advancement of Women’s Leadership...
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The Mitzvah Food Project's High Holiday Food Drive is right around the corner and strong community support is essential to its success. The synagogues and agencies listed here will begin accepting kosher donations in September. All items must be kosher and non-perishable, and in properly sealed containers. Vegetarian, lower-salt, lower-sugar and low-fat items are particularly appreciated. All items' expiration dates...
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South Philadelphia* Requirements: Two backup delivery drivers are needed to pick up food boxes (weighing approximately 20-30 lbs.) at United Communities of South Philadelphia, Eighth Street and Snyder Avenue, on the third Tuesday of every month at 3 p.m. Distribute to recipients throughout South Philadelphia on a route that takes approximately 45 minutes. Backup volunteers will receive advance notice when...
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Jews are no strangers at baseball games, especially around here. But the fifth annual Jewish Heritage Night at the Phillies on Aug. 7 gave members of the tribe an extra excuse to flaunt their pride. Before the game, martial artists, musicians and Israeli folk dancers invited passersby to join them just outside Citizens Bank Park in South Philly. Inside the...
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