Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Elul 8, 5774

Lynn B. Edelman

Jewish Federation Feature Writer
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Some may say that tzedakah and tikkun olam are integral parts of Ronald Perilstein's DNA. When Perilstein steps up to the podium at the National Museum of American Jewish History on June 16 to receive the 2011 Golden Slipper Club & Charities Gold Medallion Award, he will become the fourth member of his family to be recognized by the 89-year-old...
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Executive director of the Philadelphia Film Office Sharon Pinkenson, Jewish musician and recording artist Ross Levy and Cantor Harold Messinger of Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley have a challenging gig this Sunday as judges of the "Israel: A Song in Our Hearts" competition, which will be emceed by singer and bandleader Eddie Bruce. They will have the daunting...
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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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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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