Saturday, October 25, 2014 Heshvan 1, 5775
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For Federation Housing Inc., the third time proved the charm. The organization -- a separate 501(c)(3) that was originally started by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and still provides grants for programs there -- had twice applied for money from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, a state entity. The goal was to help fund the construction of new, low-income...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
On Tuesday, Oct. 20, the Raymond and Miriam Klein JCC and the Jacob and Esther Stiffel Senior Center celebrated their official beginning as a single agency, following the recent decentralization of the Jewish Community Centers of Philadelphia. Steve Klein, son of the JCC's founders, described the agency as his parent's "pride and joy." He termed the milestone "an opportunity to...
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Set your clocks for Mitzvah Mania '09
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
Federation's third annual Mitzvah Mania celebration is slated for Sunday, Nov. 1, the first full day of Eastern Standard Time. Since clocks are set back one hour on Saturday night, Oct. 31 -- and a full hour is "gained" -- organizers encourage participants to arrive at their projects bright and early for the 9 a.m. start time. To date, thousands...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
On Nov. 1, Mitzvah Mania volunteers throughout the area will lend a hand to sustain and nurture individuals, the community and the environment. Three of the event's projects -- "Morris Park Go-Green," "Winterization" and "Adopt-a-Family" for Chanukah gift-giving, present an opportunity for community volunteers to make a tangible difference, according to Jackie Needleman, who together with husband David Cohen, Lana...
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Two of Federation's Mitzvah Mania projects will go far beyond merely helping to alleviate food insecurity and fight poverty. The volunteers who participate in the "Souper Bowl" and "Adopt-a-Family" for Chanukah projects will provide those in need with much more than the basic necessities of food and clothing. For each pint of homemade soup and each Chanukah gift selected reflects...
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