Friday, October 24, 2014 Tishri 30, 5775
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Across Pennsylvania, students are saying goodbye to their teachers and classmates during these final days of the school calendar. However, the promise of "See you in September" may be an empty one for some of the 44,000 children who currently attend private or parochial schools. These students receive scholarship assistance from the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. But EITC is...
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Hunger-relief concert to benefit Federation's Mitzvah Food Project
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
On Sunday, June 27, Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy alumni and students will present the second "Harmonies for Hunger Relief" concert to benefit Federation's Mitzvah Food Project. Deena and Sara Goldstein are reprising their roles as organizers and producers for the event, which will feature performances of classic and modern Broadway, Disney, rhythm and blues, pop, jazz and original compositions...
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The Edward H. Rosen Hillel Center at Temple University was a particularly apropos setting for the 50th-anniversary celebration of Federation's Young Leadership Awards program. After all, Rosen won the first Meyer and Rosaline Feinstein Young Leadership Award back in 1959. In the five decades since, numerous young leaders have received this honor, in addition to the Mrs. Isidore Kohn and...
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More than 250 women celebrated during the April 29 Federation Women's Philanthropy Gala at the Hilton Hotel in Philadelphia. They conveyed many blessings upon Jews in need during the event, raising $79,000 in new money for the 2010 Federation annual campaign and donating numerous new personal-care items to Federation's Mitzvah Food Project. Dr. Wendy Mogel, a nationally known clinical psychologist...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
Ninety Women of Vision Foundation members and guests gathered on May 10 at the Hotel Palomar to host Ellen Cannon at the group's annual spring luncheon. Cannon analyzed findings of Federation's 2009 Jewish Population Study and proposed funding strategies for the Jewish Women's Foundation of Greater Philadelphia to consider when awarding grants to local and Israeli programs. "Educating ourselves about...
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