Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
Psychologist Jean Piaget maintains that children need play to grow and develop. Thanks to a new Federation initiative -- inspired by the Young Leadership Cabinet -- children at the Klein JCC preschool and day camp in Northeast Philadelphia will soon be playing on new, state-of-the-art equipment via Project HiP, or "Help in Play" ( jewishphilly.org/hip ). Project volunteers will raise...
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Cooking, dining, learning and tzedakah were all on the menu at the April 15 Federation Women's Philanthropy Ruby Lions event, featuring Chef Michael Solomonov from Philadelphia's award-winning Zahav restaurant. The event, which celebrates the generosity of women who make a minimum gift of $10,000 to the Federation annual campaign, was held at the home of Amy Stein, who served as...
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The biblical call to provide tzedek, tzedek, tirdof -- or "justice for all" -- is heralded by partners, associates and support staff at Blank Rome LLP. Firm co-chairman Alan J. Hoffman explains that these age-old ideals of justice, mercy and due process that emanate from Jewish tradition are the primary principles of Western law and the values at the very...
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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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