Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Business leaders in Pennsylvania have been given a choice: Let the government decide how their tax money will be spent, or steer a chunk of it toward providing scholarship opportunities for primary-and secondary-school students. For many, it's a no-brainer. The Education Improvement Tax Credit Program -- set up by the state of Pennsylvania -- offers businesses a tax credit that...
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Preschool children gather to help needy families this holiday season at Beth Sholom Goldman Preschool in Elkins Park. The children bought, sorted and wrapped presents to support the "MOM Mobile," an organization dedicated to single mothers and families who might not otherwise be able to afford gifts for their children. The project is part of the "Mitzvah Malkah" program, built...
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There's a new theme and new location for a time-honored Federation community event. The 2008 Super Sunday phone-a-thon will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jewish Federation Radnor Campus, 270 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., formerly the site of American College. "This will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase our newest Federation location...
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Local philanthropist and communal activist Irvin Borowsky, 83, was recently recognized by The Wall Street Journal in its Encore feature series for his "post-retirement" work with the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia. Borowsky, a first-generation American born to Polish émigrés, founded the museum off Second Street in Old City in January 2000 to help defuse prejudice and bigotry in the...
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The Mitzvah Food Pantry, a network of five pantry locations and one food-distribution only site throughout Greater Philadelphia, has changed its name to the Mitzvah Food Project. According to Mitzvah Food Project associate Drisana Davis, the name was changed to reflect the "breadth of hunger-relief services we offer, as well as the project's plans to expand its efforts to raise...
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