Friday, December 19, 2014 Kislev 27, 5775
Among the local entities learning to deal with cuts in the upcoming fiscal year is the "One Book, One Jewish Community" program, which saw its funds from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia drop by 80 percent, from $100,000 to $20,000. Other adult-education programs saw their Federation funding completely eliminated. The upcoming year will be the program's fourth, but Rabbi...
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On Aug. 30, a full-day Jewish child-care program in Center City will become a reality as the Buerger Early Learning Center officially opens its doors. The center, to be located at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, 619 N. Broad St., represents a partnership between the synagogue and Federation Early Learning Services. Maddy Malis, FELS president and CEO, says that community response to...
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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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