Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Tevet 2, 5775

Lynn B. Edelman

Jewish Federation Feature Writer
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David B. Nash, M.D., the newly appointed Founding Dean of the Jefferson School of Health Policy and Population Health on the campus of Thomas Jefferson University views true health care reform as essential to creating tikkun olam -- the repair of the world. As such, he will discuss the challenges and opportunities toward creating a quality national health care system...
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Labor Day has come and gone, and soon, summer will be just a pleasant memory. In the meantime, Mitzvah Mania coordinators are busily engaged in recruiting volunteers for two community-service projects designed to make the winter warmer for area older adults. Eleven Jewish community organizations have already committed to participate in the Mitzvah Mania Souper Bowl. They will prepare and...
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Norman P. Zarwin grew up in Philadelphia during the Great Depression. Synagogue membership and religious training were unaffordable for his family. However, his mother and father ingrained in him a deep appreciation for Jewish values, culture and tradition. "Being Jewish was always a part of my soul," he said. Likewise, Marlene grew up with similar traditions. Later, Norman's aunt and...
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is taking a pro-active role in helping members of the Jewish community who are hard-hit by the economic downturn. Over the summer, Linda Roth, director of Federation's Jewish Information and Referral Service, has seen a 10 percent rise in telephone calls from people who need assistance locating and connecting to social services throughout the...
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Cliff Schlesinger celebrated two milestones recently with his fellow members of Federation's Institute for Advanced Jewish Leadership during the group's mission to Israel. The "leadership field trip" marked Schlesinger's first visit to the Jewish state and the first time that he was able to float in a body of water. While lying on his back in the salty waters of...
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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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