Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775
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Lynn B. Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
Larry Kovnat was born in the United States just after his parents emigrated from Latvia. He has always had a deep appreciation for the "many blessings" afforded him as a Jewish American and has devoted much of his life to sharing these blessings with others. Kovnat's involvement in Federation began at the age of 15, while studying for his confirmation...
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The organized Jewish community is going up against Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett in an effort to stand up for food stamp recipients. The public opposition to the governor reflects an unusual situation for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Harrisburg-based Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition, groups that generally tend to work behind the scenes to lobby for their causes. At...
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Lynn B. Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
March and April are two exciting months on the Women's Philanthropy calendar. Over the course of the next eight weeks, women of diverse ages, lifestyles and income levels will have the opportunity to learn how to overcome information overload to get the news they need, perform hands-on mitzvah projects at the Klein JCC and enjoy a gala evening of laughter...
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Amid all the speculation about a possible Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities -- and what such a strike would mean for the United States -- Robert M. Gates says he's "blessedly" relieved that he's no longer the Pentagon's top man. Throughout his decades of government service, including stints as secretary of defense and director of the CIA, Gates has...
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Gail Norry, a Rydal resident and chair of National Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federations of North America, recently spoke about the power of female leadership before a Knesset committee during a recent mission to Israel. She traveled there as part of a Federation "Heart to Heart" mission, which included 153 women from around the country, 34 of them from...
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