Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774
Program helps the elderly maintain their daily routines in the comfort of familiarity
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Jan Apple- JE Feature
An ongoing mission of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Center for Social Responsibility is to design programs that enable the Jewish community's elderly to age with grace and dignity while remaining in their homes. Some 20 percent of people living in Jewish households are 65 or over, according to the "1996/97 Jewish Population Study of Greater Philadelphia." Because a...
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Jan L. Apple- JE Feature
Funding initiatives that help the most vulnerable populations within the Jewish community remain an ongoing goal of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Center for Social Responsibility. To meet this goal, the center formed the Committee for the Jewish Poor. Co-chaired by Lyn Neff and Dr. Joseph Carver, it works to provide and enhance services to the chronic poor that...
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The last time Traci Confer ran for office, she garnered only 532 votes. But that race wasn't for keeps, she says, a fact she plans to make up for this time around. Confer will face Democrat John Sabatina Jr. and Republican Charles R. Ebsworth Sr. as the Green Party's candidate in the March 14 special election to fill the seat...
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Legislators Balk at Arab Presence on U.S. Ports Faced with the prospect of an Arab-held company managing operations at the Port of Philadelphia, two Delaware Valley legislators basically told President Bush last week, "not in our backyards." On the heels of the Feb. 13 announcement of the administration-backed $6.8 billion takeover by Dubai Ports World of Peninsular & Oriental Steam...
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Sally Friedman- JE Feature
Talk about entrepreneurship … when David Marshall was 19 years old and a junior at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, he was not just learning business principles. He was living them. Marshall, whose late father was a salesman for a mortgage company, had been watching the migration patterns of the New York metropolitan region housing boom, and he saw...
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