Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Kislev 25, 5775

Lynn B. Edelman

Jewish Federation Feature Writer
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"I want Federation to make it possible for every Jew to claim their stake in shaping our Jewish community and our collective Jewish future, and enhance their own Jewish journey in the process," says Sherrie Savett, the new president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. "I want Federation to become a place where Jewish involvement has personal relevance and...
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Mona Golabek, the keynote presenter for the Oct. 5 Lion of Judah Luncheon at the Arts Condominium Ballroom in Philadelphia, was profoundly influenced by what her maternal grandmother said to her daughter -- Lisa Jura, Golabek's mother -- as she placed her on board a Kindertransport train to London at the outset of World War II. The move from her...
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Fourteen Jewish teens from Greater Philadelphia spent the final three weeks of their summer vacations in what they all agree was a life-transforming experience. These high school sophomores and juniors traveled to Israel and created what is hoped will be a true and enduring Mifgash -- the Hebrew word for encounter -- with the land and people of our Jewish...
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Rachel* became a single parent overnight when her husband died of a massive heart attack. She and sons Scott and Adam, then 8 and 12, were emotionally and financially devastated. "He died suddenly without a pension or life insurance, leaving little money for such luxuries as Jewish summer camp," said Rachel. Yet Rachel viewed camp as a necessity for her...
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Philadelphia-area attorneys, accountants and other professional advisers are invited to participate in the Solomon and Sylvia Bronstein Seminar at The Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia. This annual event, sponsored by the Estate Planners Advisory Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Samuel A. Donaldson, JD, LLM, will...
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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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