Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774
On Jan. 16, the Klein JCC in Northeast Philadelphia staged an Israel Solidarity Rally. Asaf Romirowsky, manager of Israel and Middle East Affairs for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, updated the crowd of 200 people about the current situation in the Gaza region. Following the rally, participants signed letters to Pennsylvania state representatives and to Israeli Defense Force soldiers...
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Renée G. Sackey has only served as chair of Women of Vision since October, yet she has already left an indelible imprint on the 15-year-old women's foundation. Since taking office, Sackey has worked with a team of lay and staff leadership to create a new logo, rework the group's mission statement and develop a new brochure -- innovations designed to...
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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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