Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
From seasoned volunteers to first-time participants, Super Sunday 2009 is an opportunity to be part of the collective power of our caring community. "I've been a volunteer for as long as there's been Super Sunday in Philadelphia. I just love the camaraderie and the excitement of raising funds to help those in need," says dedicated Federation volunteer Dick Berman. Super...
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While no one can adequately steel themselves for the emotional trauma of terrorist missile strikes, the residents of Philadelphia's Partnership 2000 communities in Netivot-Sedot Negev were better prepared for the impact of Israel Defense Force's Operation Cast Lead than many of their southern Israel neighbors. Federation's strong support of projects that enhance security and upgrade emergency communications systems throughout the...
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In the spirit of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, Federation President Leonard Barrack announced a gift of $50,000 to Politz Hebrew Academy to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students. "During this holiday when we celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, Federation thought it particularly fitting to support an institution that brings the light of Jewish learning to Jewish children...
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After months of restraint, Israel on Saturday, Dec. 27, launched a full-scale military operation on Gaza. Israeli citizens have been under the threat of daily attack from Gaza for years, and more so since Israel disengaged from the Gaza Strip in 2005. Only this week, hundreds of missiles and mortars shells were fired at Israeli civilian communities, including the firing...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
The power to help those in need is just a phone call away. That's the underlying theme of Federation's largest fundraising day of the year. More than 600 volunteers are expected to converge on the Federation Radnor Campus in Bryn Mawr on Sunday, Jan. 25. During two phoning sessions -- from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 4 p.m...
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