Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

Lynn B. Edelman

Jewish Federation Feature Writer
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Shlomi Avni is a native of Or Akiva, a small city in the center of Israel with a large percentage of émigrés from the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Avni knows firsthand about the challenges that these young people face, as well as their high risk of succumbing to drug and gang involvement, and dropping out of school. Avni...
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In times of crisis, many pray to Eli, Hebrew for "our God," to relieve suffering and achieve physical and emotional healing. In Israel, victims of child abuse and neglect see God's presence in the work of ELI, the Israel Association for Child Protection. The organization is indeed a "godsend" for the estimated 40,000 Israeli children who are victims of parental...
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When Leonard Barrack, president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and Ira M. Schwartz, its CEO, approached Mark Fishman during last month's Super Sunday phone-a-thon about taking on the role of Federation campaign chair, Fishman asked for some time to think about taking on this monumental new role. First, he said, "I wanted to get some advice from my...
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David Solomon and Ian Scheinmann -- emerging leaders in the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community -- participated last month in a national mission to Israel. The intensive, two-day visit, which was organized under the auspices of the United Jewish Communities Next Generation Initiative, was designed to show solidarity and support with the people of southern Israel in the immediate aftermath of...
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Philadelphia will soon join the more than 40 communities across the globe that host Limmud learning festivals. More than 70 top-ranked, nationally recognized Jewish authors, artists, educators, philosophers, journalists, rabbis and scientists will share their knowledge with new and seasoned Jewish learners on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 at the Gershman Y and University of the Arts. LimmudPhilly, which is...
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Profile

Lynn serves as director of public and corporate communications for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

Media relations is one of her chief responsibilities and greatest loves. Each week, she is responsible for developing feature stories for the Federation section profiling initiatives that have impacted the lives of Jews here, in Israel and in the former Soviet Union.

She also writes about the men and women who volunteer their time, talent and resources to ensure that Federation is able to raise the funds it needs to make a difference.

 

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