Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775
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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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By:
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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JE Feature
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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It is September, a traditional time for new beginnings. We have sent our children and grandchildren off to school with our heartfelt hopes that they will learn and grow academically and socially, prepared to make their mark upon this complex and challenging world. How fitting that September also marks the Jewish High Holidays -- the holiest period in the Hebrew...
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