Monday, September 1, 2014 Elul 6, 5774
The generosity of members of the Legacy Society of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is immediately apparent to all who visit the Jewish Community Services Building in Philadelphia. The names of all society members are inscribed on select walls in the atrium of the building, home to the Jewish Federation, and several other Jewish communal agencies and organizations. On...
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More than 158 women demonstrated their strong personal commitment to Jewish philanthropy at the annual Lion of Judah luncheon at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia. The Oct. 7 event, sponsored by Federation's Women's Philanthropy, was a record-setter, both in attendance and in money raised for the Jewish Community Fund. More than $1,000,000 was pledged to the annual campaign, with an...
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In these challenging economic times, Jews at risk depend on Federation support now more than ever. Some good news has come out of the recent economic recovery legislation to assist donors looking for creative ways to respond to that need. The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 includes an extension of the IRA charitable rollover that was permitted in 2006...
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Gari Julius Weilbacher is personally and professionally committed to fulfilling the mitzvah of hachnassat orchim (welcoming guests) to the Jewish community. The managing director of InterFaithways, who is married to a man raised in the Catholic faith, strives to help interfaith couples and their extended families make positive Jewish connections. This is the central theme behind InterFaithways' second annual Interfaith...
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Pennsylvania State Senator Mike Stack traveled to the Raymond and Miriam Klein JCC in Northeast Philadelphia on Oct. 23 to discuss long-term care options for Pennsylvania older adults and to announce increased funding for the five Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs) located throughout the Keystone State. The $200,000 in new funding will also be used to help start new NORCs...
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