Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
Thousands show their love for Israel at Federation festival
On Sunday, May 17, Federation threw a party to celebrate Israel's 61st anniversary of independence and the centennial birthday of the founding of Tel Aviv. Nearly 5,000 people RSVPed with a resounding "yes" and flocked to Philadelphia's Penn's Landing for an afternoon of music, food and fun. Rami Kleinstein, a multi-platinum recording artist who is often referred to as Israel's...
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With donations down, what will happen to various groups, programs and services?
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Before the financial crisis hit, all signs pointed upward for Moving Traditions. The national organization -- founded four years ago and based in Jenkintown -- fosters Jewish identity through the lens of gender. It had expanded its signature program, "Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing!," far beyond its local roots, establishing groups throughout the country. And donors appeared willing to...
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The board of trustees of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has approved the allocation of more than $23.2 million to a broad swath of Jewish programs, projects and institutions in the region and beyond. In a nod to grim economic realities and increased communal need, Federation shifted a greater percentage of its resources to social-service and critical-needs programs, while,...
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Seventy-one current and future leaders of the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community met recently at the home of Paul and Aviva Silberberg with one clear goal -- to boost philanthropy and acts of tikkun olam. These young men and women, members of Federation's Renaissance Group Major Gifts Circle, met with great success -- pledging $304,337 for the 2009 Jewish Federation annual...
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For Bill Mills, president of PNC for Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, corporate philanthropy is a classic "win-win" situation. "PNC is an important stakeholder in the Greater Philadelphia region, where thousands of our employees and customers live and work," he said. "The more we can do to make our community a better place, the better PNC will do, and the...
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