Thursday, November 27, 2014 Kislev 5, 5775

Lynn B. Edelman

Jewish Federation Feature Writer
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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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Ten days in Israel can truly turn peoples' lives around. This was the experience of Marc Prine, one of 38 young professionals in their 20s and 30s who participated in the aptly named Israel 360 mission, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. For Prine, who was raised in the Orthodox Jewish tradition and had participated in four AISH...
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Local Federation leaders were part of a recent high-level delegation of Jewish philanthropists from across the United States, Canada and Australia who traveled to Israel to see the fruits of their community's investments in Atidim -- a program that is changing the face of Israeli society. Hosted by Israeli industrialist and philanthropist Eitan Wertheimer, the trip included discussions with Israel's...
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Some may say that tzedakah and tikkun olam are integral parts of Ronald Perilstein's DNA. When Perilstein steps up to the podium at the National Museum of American Jewish History on June 16 to receive the 2011 Golden Slipper Club & Charities Gold Medallion Award, he will become the fourth member of his family to be recognized by the 89-year-old...
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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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