Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774
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Lynne Edelman
On Tuesday, May 3, more than 300 Philadelphia area Holocaust survivors will schmooze, ess (eat) and be freilich (celebrate) during the sixth annual liberation simcha that become known as Café Europa. The name pays homage to a café in Stockholm, Sweden, where Holocaust survivors came to look for their lost relatives immediately after World War II. The festive event, which...
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Lynn Edelman
"Remembrance, Responsibility and the Future" is the theme musicologist Olivia Mattis will discuss on Sunday, May 1, at 1 p.m., at 16th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Her keynote address is the centerpiece of the city-wide Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration, sponsored by the Memorial Committee for the Six Million Jewish Martyrs of the Jewish Community Relations Council of...
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Lynn B. Edelman
Federation's Women's Philanthropy affinity group has a brand new logo -- a globe encased by a free-formed heart. The group's president, Sara Minkoff, says that it "accurately represents who we are and what we do." She explains: "As women, we make a heart-to-heart connection to causes and organizations that we believe will impact the well-being of others. This paradigm of...
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Jessica Endy
While juggling family, professional and personal commitments, many women have difficulty finding time to focus on what inspires them as Jewish individuals. With this in mind, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's "Women's Journey to Israel" earlier this month gave 14 multi-tasking women philanthropists the opportunity to deepen their passion for Israel while bonding with their Israeli sisters and each...
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Lynn B. Edelman
In South Philadelphia and the Great Northeast, Jewish Federation Real Estate has committed both dollars and manpower to ensure that Federation's fourth annual "Mitzvah Mania" day of community service is its most successful to date. JFRE chairman David Adelman said that he was "proud to announce that JFRE leadership was unanimous in deciding to direct funding for the exciting volunteer...
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