Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775
The Greater Philadelphia Jewish community is invited to celebrate the launch of JRAid, a new project of the Jewish Relief Agency, powered by Jewish Federation Real Estate. JRA will collaborate with three other Jewish organizations to provide services to the community far beyond the agency's monthly food distribution program. JRA and JFRE invite the community to the JRAid kick-off event...
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The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia offers two opportunities for community members to demonstrate their support for Israel and their opposition to a unilaterally declared Palestinian state. According to JCRC Chairman Rabbi David J. Straus, "The time is quickly approaching when the United Nations General Assembly may hold a vote on whether or not...
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This year, Federation stepped up to the plate as the presenting sponsor of Jewish Heritage Night at Citizens Bank Park. A sell-out crowd turned out for this third annual celebration of great baseball with very special perks for Jewish fans. Magnets, water bottles, pens, commemorative editions of the Jewish Exponent and other memorabilia were given away at the two Federation...
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Rachel* became a single parent overnight when her husband died of a massive heart attack. She and sons Scott and Adam, then 8 and 12, were emotionally and financially devastated. "He died suddenly without a pension or life insurance, leaving little money for such luxuries as Jewish summer camp," said Rachel. Yet Rachel viewed camp as a necessity for her...
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Ominous wasn't a strong enough adjective to describe the black cloud that had parked itself above Citizens Bank Park, followed by the kind of breeze that tells you something powerful is at hand. Perhaps at the Philadelphia Phillies Jewish Heritage Night, biblical was the only descriptive that would fit. As the Phillies took the field for the start of the...
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