Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774
Members of Atidim, Israel Cadets for Public Service, will travel to Philadelphia July 30 through Aug. 6 to tour historic sites; meet with legislative, arts and cultural leaders; and learn more about the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community. Federation's Center for Israel and Overseas will play host to the 11 students and staff chaperones who are participating in this unique leadership-training...
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Anthony Sherr was destined to be the president of Green Valley Country Club. You might even say that it is in his gene pool. Sherr's parents, Linda and Ron Sherr, have been members of the Lafayette Hill club since 1964. The Blue Bell attorney recalls accompanying his father to his first Green Valley Federation Day dinner at the age of...
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Deciding which Jewish organizations and programs receive communal funding -- and how much -- has always been a difficult call. This year, volunteers and professionals described the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's allocation process as downright "impossible." That's because the funds -- which comes from unrestricted dollars raised from the Jewish community -- shrank from last year by 14 percent,...
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How does the Philadelphia-area community's central fundraising body go about parceling out millions of dollars for local, national and international needs? It's a question many may be wondering as this year's funding process culminated last week with a vote by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's board of directors to approve the allocation of $16.3 million in unrestricted funds to...
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is indebted to its Circle of Partners -- men and women who have steadfastly supported Federation as volunteers and donors for 25 years or more. Members of the Circle, which now numbers more than 3,000, participated in a June 15 celebration at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley. The program showcased the music of...
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