Saturday, August 30, 2014 Elul 4, 5774

Zara Myers

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Because their 5-year-old grandson Jonah has juvenile diabetes, it is very important to Helene and Allen Apter to support stem-cell research that can help find a cure for the disease. "That my wife and I were able to do this through the [Jewish] Federation [of Greater Philadelphia] as part of our annual gift shows the effectiveness of their new focus...
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Once a child prodigy in Leningrad and now a well-known concert pianist who has performed throughout the world, pianist Mikhail Yanovitsky will give a benefit concert for Hatzolah, an all-volunteer Israeli emergency medical service, on Sunday, June 18, at 4 p.m., at Shaare Shamayim Synagogue, 9768 Verree Road in Philadelphia. The concert is being organized by Uru Akhim (in English:...
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He was barely a teenager when he made his first gift to what is now the Jewish Community Fund, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's annual campaign. "From the time I became a Bar Mitzvah, my father took me to FAJA Day at Meadowlands Country Club," explained Brett Studner. "It really made me feel proud to make my own gift...
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Throughout the school year, the seventh-grade girls at Politz Hebrew Academy and women of the seniors group of the Jewish Community Centers Klein Branch have reached out to one another in three programs keyed to Jewish holidays. "The students have come to understand that seniors are active, vibrant people whose lives have been enriched by their experiences," said Besie Katz,...
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Cis B. Golder, 75, of Philadelphia, died on May 25 at her home in Philadelphia after a long battle with breast cancer - a battle she waged by raising funds to fight the disease. She was a leader and fundraiser in both local and national Jewish organizations. Born Cynthia Berger, Golder grew up in Feltonville, and graduated from Olney High...
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