Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775

Lynn B. Edelman

Jewish Federation Feature Writer
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Talia Lidar, Federation's Israel representative, just wrapped up a two-week trip to the United States where she attended the Jewish Federations of North America's General Assembly in New Orleans, and met with staff at Federation and several local agencies whose programs and initiatives are supported by the Federation annual campaign. She shared news about the success of several projects that...
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Each year, Forbes magazine runs a special issue profiling men and women deemed "Heroes of Philanthropy." In the latest edition, 48 of the world's most generous were selected, four individuals representing 12 countries across the globe. Some were extremely wealthy; others had moderate incomes with a wealth of innovative ideas and resources. Despite a very challenging global economy, all have...
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When agunah -rights activist Laura Shaw Frank stepped to the podium after the screening of "Mekudeshet: Sentenced to Marriage," you could have heard a pin drop. The women, members and guests of Federation's Women of Vision, the Jewish Women's Foundation of Greater Philadelphia, were, according to WOV program co-chair Penni Blaskey, "stunned into silence by the desperate plight of the...
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Sara Minkoff, president of Women's Philanthropy, told the more than 135 Lions of Judah -- women who contribute a minimum personal gift of $5,000 to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's annual campaign -- that they have the power to transform lives every day through their philanthropic support. She recalled for the group, who gathered on Oct. 20 at Philadelphia's...
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Congregation Beth Or, a Reform synagogue in Maple Glen, raised a record $13,000 during its summer "Oy Vey 5K," a race/walk that drew more than 300 participants. Proceeds from this fifth annual event, which was run by the synagogue with financial support from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, benefited three charitable organizations. Federation's Mitzvah Food Project received $4,300 from...
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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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