Monday, January 26, 2015 Shevat 6, 5775
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Aaron Passman and Bryan Schwartzman, JE Staff
Talk about a fall frenzy. At Jewish institutions, in individual homes and in public spaces, Jews across greater Philadelphia gave back like it was going out of style on Nov. 1, doing their best to put the mania in Mitzvah Mania. How much mania are we talkin' about here? Well, there's the 4,000 pints of soup made for the hungry...
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For Federation Housing Inc., the third time proved the charm. The organization -- a separate 501(c)(3) that was originally started by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and still provides grants for programs there -- had twice applied for money from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, a state entity. The goal was to help fund the construction of new, low-income...
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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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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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