Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774
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Philadelphia will soon join the more than 40 communities across the globe that host Limmud learning festivals. More than 70 top-ranked, nationally recognized Jewish authors, artists, educators, philosophers, journalists, rabbis and scientists will share their knowledge with new and seasoned Jewish learners on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 at the Gershman Y and University of the Arts. LimmudPhilly, which is...
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Representatives of Jewish federations from across the country are set to meet in Florida this weekend to weigh a potentially watershed proposal that could overhaul the system for disbursing hundreds of millions of dollars to charitable causes in Israel, the former Soviet Union and elsewhere. But officials at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia said that the result of what...
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Lynn B. Edelman and Amy Purdy, JF Feature
This is the first in a monthly series of articles focusing on Jewish day schools in the Greater Philadelphia area. Each story will focus on the cutting-edge educational and extracurricular opportunities that nurture the academic and spiritual growth of each student, preparing them to take their rightful place in the Jewish community. Next month's article will spotlight the Raymond and...
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A standing-room-only gathering of 900 or so friends of Israel participated in a Jan. 10 Solidarity Service sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Kehillah of Old York Road. They filled the sanctuary of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park to show support for Israel's right to defend herself in the current conflict against Hamas terrorist attacks in...
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Answer or make calls this Sunday, Jan. 25. This Sunday, you have the power to make a difference in the lives of Israelis who live in Netivot-Sedot Negev, Philadelphia's Partnership 2000 communities. These men, women and children, who live mere miles from Israel's border with Gaza, have been caught in the cross-fire of Hamas rocket attacks. They depend on our...
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