Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775
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When Francine Lipstein was a child, her mother talked to her about how she survived the Holocaust in Auschwitz. Sally Chase also told her daughter that every life had a purpose. "It was a message I took seriously," said Lipstein. "When I was 8 years old, I went to Israel on a family trip to see relatives," she said. "Early...
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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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