Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tishri 6, 5775

Lynn B. Edelman

Jewish Federation Feature Writer
Numerous opportunities to repair the world -- or at least, a slice of Philly
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Some 1,000 members of the Philadelphia-area Jewish community will perform the mitzvah of protecting our planet on Sunday, Oct. 21, at more than 20 sites operated by the Fairmount Park Commission. They will serve as Shomrei Adamah, Hebrew for "Guardians of the Earth" during this first-time, community-wide Mitzvah Mania program sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Federation President...
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Center City Philadelphia has experienced a population boom. Jewish young adults are well-represented among the influx of men, women and young families who are enjoying the many attractions and amenities of an urban lifestyle. Ross Berkowitz, director of the Collaborative, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia, knows first-hand that many of these 20 and...
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When food and friendship meet for good
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Neither 90-degree temperatures nor stifling humidity deterred members of the SeniorCHAI Cooking Club from their regular meeting in the kitchen of the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim in Northeast Philadelphia. There were potatoes to peel and boil, salad vegetables to chop up and toss, and a giant vat of soup to prepare for the Mitzvah Food Pantry site at the Klein...
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Weeklong trip provides opportunity to share information and tactics
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Roland "Bud" Mertz, deputy director for infrastructure and community liaison for Pennsylvania's Department of Homeland Security, describes his participation in the second annual Homeland Security Mission to Israel as "unbelievable ... the experience of a lifetime." Mertz, one of seven law-enforcement officials from Greater Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania's Allegheny County selected for the April 12-18 program sponsored by...
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Area country clubs make 2007 Jewish community days successful
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Beautiful weather, great golfing, fine food and inspiring speakers proved to be a winning combination at four Philadelphia-area country clubs that participated in 2007 Jewish Community Day Events in mid-May and early June. Club members took to the links in support of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Jewish Community Fund -- a proud tradition of Jewish philanthropy that dates...
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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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