Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
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Lynn B. Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
Jeffrey Barrack, Neil Cooper, David Edman and Paula Joffe are committed to career, Jewish communal service and Zionist pursuits. Despite the demands of their hectic professional and personal lives, the four readily accepted chairperson Harris Devor's invitation to join the inaugural class of Philadelphia Israel Scholars. The yearlong program, sponsored by Federation's Center for Israel and Overseas, will build upon...
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What does the face of the area's Jewish community look like in the first part of the 21st century? For one, it's more wrinkled than it's ever been, with far fewer children in its midst than it had even a decade ago. At the same time, the intermarriage rate has reached 45 percent for Jews under 40, with only 29...
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Sheryl Sapriel, chairperson of the Board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Kehillah of Bucks County, has announced the appointment of Liz Gellis as Kehillah Coordinator. Gellis began work in the Bucks County office on Monday. She has more than 30 years of experience working in the Jewish communities of Toronto, Canada and Albany, New York in both professional...
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Congregation Beth Or, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Kehillah of Bux-Mont, will host a free "Eco-Expo" on Sunday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the synagogue, at 239 Welsh Road in Maple Glen. Lisa Brown, one of the coordinators of this inaugural event, emphasized that while the expo coincides with the Jewish holiday...
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Three charitable organizations -- the Neubauer Family Foundation, the Foundation for Jewish Camp and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia -- have joined forces to make attendance at Jewish overnight camps more affordable for families in the Greater Philadelphia area. The 2010 Overnight Camp Incentive Program will provide a grant of up to $1,000 to 185 first-time campers, ages 8...
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