Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775
By:
Jessica Endy
While juggling family, professional and personal commitments, many women have difficulty finding time to focus on what inspires them as Jewish individuals. With this in mind, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's "Women's Journey to Israel" earlier this month gave 14 multi-tasking women philanthropists the opportunity to deepen their passion for Israel while bonding with their Israeli sisters and each...
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By:
Lynn B. Edelman
In South Philadelphia and the Great Northeast, Jewish Federation Real Estate has committed both dollars and manpower to ensure that Federation's fourth annual "Mitzvah Mania" day of community service is its most successful to date. JFRE chairman David Adelman said that he was "proud to announce that JFRE leadership was unanimous in deciding to direct funding for the exciting volunteer...
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Lynne Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
Next month, more than 1,000 Jews from across North America are expected to wander into the desert for three days and nights to discover their personal connection to Judaism. While these modern-day descendants of Moses and Sarah will trek by plane, train and automobile to their destination -- the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, their journey is...
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Jessica Endy, Jewish Federation Feature
Sixty-eight-year-old Barry* lives in government-subsidized housing in the City Line Avenue section of Philadelphia. His mother, his only family, lives in a nursing home. Barry's small Social Security payments, combined with his $16 a month in food stamps and approximately $24-a-month pension, don't quite cover his basic living expenses each month, which include significant medical costs. Vacations are non-existent, and...
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Lynn Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
On Sunday, Jan. 30, the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy was the place to be for Jews of all ages, affiliations and ancestral homelands. Among the nearly 600 Super Sunday volunteers were members of three distinct Russian groups -- Davai, RAJE and Uru Akhim -- Israelis from HaKesher HaIsraeli and Netivot Sedot-Negev, Federation's Partnership 2000 community; college students from area...
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