Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
On Sunday, April 19, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Kehillah of Old York Road will do what the Jewish community has always done in tough times -- draw closer together, reach out to one another and connect with the larger community. In response to the current recession, the Kehillah will present a free resource fair, themed "Offering a Hand...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
Politz Hebrew Academy is more than a school, it's like a family, according to parent and PTO president Dolly Orbach. "Children at the school feel loved and cared for," she says. And she should know: The Orbachs' children, Mattan and Tal, attend the elementary school. Politz is a 25-year-old Orthodox day school in Northeast Philadelphia, where general studies and Judaic...
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Kyle Meranus had a powerful experience at Pinemere Camp last summer. "I connected with myself and learned about what Judaism means to me -- while having fun!" declared the 14-year-old, who attended the Jewish overnight camp thanks to a grant from the Overnight Camp Incentive Program. Designed to attract new campers to this important Jewish identity-building tool, it is a...
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Shlomi Avni is a native of Or Akiva, a small city in the center of Israel with a large percentage of émigrés from the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Avni knows firsthand about the challenges that these young people face, as well as their high risk of succumbing to drug and gang involvement, and dropping out of school. Avni...
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You may be asked to be part of Federation's 2009 Jewish Population Study. Beginning Monday, March 23, more than 132,000 phone numbers will be dialed by the staff of Social Science Research Solutions toward the goal of completing 1,200 interviews. One Jewish adult from each contacted household will participate in the telephone interview, expected to take between 20 and 25...
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