Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

Lynn B. Edelman

Jewish Federation Feature Writer
Hundreds of local families will receive winter coats thanks
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Sometimes, extraordinary ideas are triggered by ordinary events. The launch of Project Warmth began with Madlyn Abramson lovingly chastising her grandson about going out in the cold without a coat. "My husband, Leonard, overheard my conversation and suggested that we should help our fellow Jews, who, because of the poor economic climate, cannot afford winter clothing for themselves or their...
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More than 158 women demonstrated their strong personal commitment to Jewish philanthropy at the annual Lion of Judah luncheon at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia. The Oct. 7 event, sponsored by Federation's Women's Philanthropy, was a record-setter, both in attendance and in money raised for the Jewish Community Fund. More than $1,000,000 was pledged to the annual campaign, with an...
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Gari Julius Weilbacher is personally and professionally committed to fulfilling the mitzvah of hachnassat orchim (welcoming guests) to the Jewish community. The managing director of InterFaithways, who is married to a man raised in the Catholic faith, strives to help interfaith couples and their extended families make positive Jewish connections. This is the central theme behind InterFaithways' second annual Interfaith...
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Seventeen young men and women who are emerging leaders are being groomed for future leadership roles in the greater Philadelphia Jewish community. They have been handpicked by a steering committee comprised of high-level Federation leaders who are eager to mentor and share their insights with their successors. Veteran Jewish communal leaders Steve Cozen and Ron Rubin headed up the selection...
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On Sunday, Oct. 26, Gratz College in Elkins Park will be the site of a revolution in Israel education. At 1 p.m. Prof. Kenneth W. Stein, president of the Center for Israel Education in Atlanta, Ga. will present a community lecture on "The Middle East: Pitfalls and Prospects For the Next Administration." Then, at 2 p.m., he will challenge Philadelphia-area...
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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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