Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775

Zara Myers

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Giving their "strength, time and energy" to the Jewish community is a vitally important part of giving tzedakah for Fran and Larry Chelder. The 70-year-old couple are heading a drive for the fourth year for used cell phones for domestic-abuse victims and the frail elderly. "We just do," said Fran. "We're people of action." An initiative of the Jewish Federation...
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In Israel, a recent survey showed that 40,000 children - at lease 1.5 percent of the total child population - are victims of parental incompetence, cruelty, neglect or emotional, physical and sexual abuse. However, the problem has existed, along with denial and lack of public awareness, for a much longer time, and led to the founding of ELI in 1979...
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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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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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