Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774
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Dr. Marsha B. Edelman, JE Feature
Age has its privileges, and there are tangible benefits to growing older. Yet many Jewish Philadelphians ages 60 and older are not receiving the full complement of federal and state benefits to which they are entitled. A new partnership forged between the BenePhilly Enrollment Center and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia aims to correct this situation. Brian Gralnick, director...
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Steve Forbes, chairman and chief executive officer of Forbes Media and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, will be the keynote speaker for a special evening of community celebration hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. The Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue will be the site of this Dec. 7 program, which is designed as "an opportunity for volunteers and donors to...
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You don't have to be Jewish to be a mensch. Frank Ash uses this Yiddish term -- which means "a good person" -- to describe his friend and sometimes golf partner, Ted Peters, chairman and chief executive officer of Bryn Mawr Trust Company and Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation. On Sunday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m., Ash will introduce Peters to...
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What the 2010 Federation annual campaign chairman wants you to know
With Yom Kippur just behind us, each of us recently had the opportunity to spend time thinking about everything we'd done, both right and wrong, during the past year. Personally, this time of reflection allowed me to see how easy it is to get tied up in our own immediate world. Throughout the year, we understandably can lose sight of...
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Steven Scheck, chairperson of the Jewish Federations of North America's National Young Leadership Cabinet along with Alice Viroslav, says that the 200 men and women who attended the Cabinet's August retreat in Scottsdale, Ariz., represent "the very future of our Jewish community." Judging from the participants' high level of philanthropy, and the energy and creativity they exuded in workshops and...
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