Thursday, August 28, 2014 Elul 2, 5774

Zara Myers

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Soon after Hezbollah declared war on Israel, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia activated its Israel Emergency Fund to help provide the initial $2 million that was immediately sent to communities in northern Israel. "Federation has a two-pronged approach in its efforts to assist Israel," said Jeri Zimmerman, director of Federation's Center for Israel and Overseas. "One is to provide...
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The smiles that lit up the faces of three eighth-grade graduates in May were right in sync with the name of the organization, OROT -- meaning "lights" in Hebrew -- that made it possible for them to graduate alongside their classmates. OROT, which began in 1998, supports special-needs education in five local Jewish day schools. Students receive an individualized curriculum...
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Samuel N. Rabinowitz, 73, attorney, active volunteer and supporter of a myriad of Jewish causes, died at his home in Bala Cynwyd on June 8. Rabinowitz was a native of Hazelton, Pa. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from Temple University. Former chairman of the trusts and estates department at Blank Rome,...
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Days to show their spirit and their support
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From mid-May to early June -- in rain and in sunshine -- sports and camaraderie combined with new projects to make country-club members score in a big way at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia 2006 FAJA Country Club Days. The money raised at the daylong events -- featuring golf, tennis, cards, cocktail hours and dinners at Green Valley, Meadowlands,...
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Ira M. Schwartz assumed the role of president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia this week, as Harold S. Goldman retired from that position, which he'd held for the last six years. They shared their thoughts during a recent conversation. Ira M. Schwartz What had you personally experienced and heard about Federation that made its executive office the place...
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