Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Elul 1, 5774
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In times of crisis, many pray to Eli, Hebrew for "our God," to relieve suffering and achieve physical and emotional healing. In Israel, victims of child abuse and neglect see God's presence in the work of ELI, the Israel Association for Child Protection. The organization is indeed a "godsend" for the estimated 40,000 Israeli children who are victims of parental...
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Day-school education embraces community, classroom technology and love of Israel
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
Abrams Hebrew Academy, a 103-year-old community day school in Yardley, Bucks County, combines commitment to community, state-of-the-art classroom technology and love of Israel to create a vibrant academic environment rooted in Jewish tradition. Currently, 280 students attend Abrams from pre-school through eighth grade. Students are nurtured in small classes; each student has equal access to Jewish texts and is taught...
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When Leonard Barrack, president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and Ira M. Schwartz, its CEO, approached Mark Fishman during last month's Super Sunday phone-a-thon about taking on the role of Federation campaign chair, Fishman asked for some time to think about taking on this monumental new role. First, he said, "I wanted to get some advice from my...
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David Solomon and Ian Scheinmann -- emerging leaders in the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community -- participated last month in a national mission to Israel. The intensive, two-day visit, which was organized under the auspices of the United Jewish Communities Next Generation Initiative, was designed to show solidarity and support with the people of southern Israel in the immediate aftermath of...
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Leonard Barrack, president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, announced that Federation has engaged the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network to conduct its 2009 Jewish Population Study. The study will address important questions about Jewish identity and affiliation, patterns of mobility, household characteristics, socio-demographics and population estimates. "We are completely committed to working with the Federation on this critical project...
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