More than $800,000 was raised for Birthright Israel at a Center City party featuring Charles R. Bronfman, co-founder of the program that sends Jewish young adults on free 10-day trips to the Jewish state.
A member of Federation's real estate affinity group connected the agency to a PECO program that helped install a new rooftop cooling unit and 160 Energy Star refrigerators at the Robert Saligman House, where more than 180 low-income seniors reside.
Lewis Gantman, co-chair of Federation’s Center for Jewish Life and Learning along with Rena Kopelman, has been encouraging synagogues and other agencies that already enjoy close working relationships to submit applications for grants of up to $25,000 for projects or initiatives of their choosing.
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.