Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775
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Amy Purdy, Jewish Federation Feature
Federation's women philanthropists demonstrated the power of their collective voices two weeks ago during their very first advocacy mission to Washington, D.C. A total of 55 members of Women of Vision -- Federation's Jewish Women's Foundation -- and Women's Philanthropy donors took part in the trip. They lobbied lawmakers and met with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, all while...
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"Ruth Bader Ginsburg is probably the most powerful and inspirational Jewish woman advocate of our generation," said Shira Goodman, co-chair of the advocacy mission, explaining why a private meeting with the Supreme Court justice matched the mission's focus on advocacy. The meeting took place in the majestic West Conference Room of the Supreme Court, just steps away from the court...
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David B. Nash, M.D., the newly appointed Founding Dean of the Jefferson School of Health Policy and Population Health on the campus of Thomas Jefferson University views true health care reform as essential to creating tikkun olam -- the repair of the world. As such, he will discuss the challenges and opportunities toward creating a quality national health care system...
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InterFaithways, the only organization in Greater Philadelphia dedicated to welcoming interfaith families to the Jewish community, will host its third annual Family Shabbat Weekend, Nov. 13 through Nov. 15. Some 50 synagogues throughout the area, as well as in communities in neighboring southern New Jersey and Delaware, will sponsor special Oneg Shabbats, learner's services, Shabbat luncheons, speakers and other programming...
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Aaron Passman and Bryan Schwartzman, JE Staff
Talk about a fall frenzy. At Jewish institutions, in individual homes and in public spaces, Jews across greater Philadelphia gave back like it was going out of style on Nov. 1, doing their best to put the mania in Mitzvah Mania. How much mania are we talkin' about here? Well, there's the 4,000 pints of soup made for the hungry...
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