Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774

At the height of summer, senior services offer relief
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Feel like going swimming? Just take a walk outside. After working your way through all the moisture and humidity, you’ll be soaked — without getting anywhere near a pool. The recent heat wave scorching Philadelphia has put the city over 90 degrees for five straight days, from July 18 to July 22, broken by the weekend only to resume on...
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Events step up to the plate
By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Would you work overtime to make some extra money? What if you could pull in an extra $1.4 million per year? The Philadelphia Phillies certainly think that a little extra effort is worth the considerable payoff. Building a brand-new facility like Citizens Bank Park cost the Phillies dearly. To compensate for the walloping investment and add some revenue to a...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Whether they''re conducting business, playing golf or giving their time to help the Jewish community and other causes, Barry and Billy Bredt could be called a dynamic father-son duo. Partners in the investment firm of Raymond James Associates, Inc., the pair were recently the first father and son to co-chair Green Valley Country Club''s Federation Allied Jewish Appeal Day. "We''re...
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
Some may find it hard to believe, but hunger is a real and pressing issue in the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community. An estimated 5,700 Jewish households are in dire need of assistance. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Center for Social Responsibility is mandated to direct resources in the community to help low-income Jews receive proper nourishment. According to center...
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Matt Peskin is executive director of the National Association of Town Watch, a nonprofit group dedicated to the development and promotion of crime- and drug-prevention programs, as well as creator of "National Night Out," an annual event - this year, Aug. 2 - to strengthen neighbors' relationships with each other and with law enforcement. The 51-year-old Wynnewood resident founded the...
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