Saturday, March 28, 2015 Nisan 8, 5775
Three committed community young professionals were honored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia recently for their leadership expertise. Missy Johnson, general counsel and vice president of human resources for the Girls Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, received the Mrs. Isadore Kohn Young Leadership Award. Johnson is a longtime Federation volunteer who currently serves on the Board of Trustees. She is...
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Lynn B. Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
Mary Weltman, who lives in Federation Housing Inc.'s Shalom House in Northeast Philadelphia, felt flattered to be included in an oral-history project co-sponsored by the National Museum of American Jewish History and the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center. The 85-year-old Sephardic Jew wanted to share her life story, and preserve memories of her Turkish-born parents for her children and grandchildren. Weltman,...
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Be a hero on Sunday, Jan. 27 by participating in the Super Sunday phone-a-thon, this year to take place at the Jewish Federation Radnor Campus, 270 S. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Bryn Mawr. It's a wonderful opportunity to get a firsthand look at Federation's newest location, (formerly the site of American College), and be a hero to at-risk Jewish men,...
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Lynn B. Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
The Talmud values acts of lovingkindness as "equal in weight to all the commandments." These values are embraced by the Lassin family, which has performed countless deeds of lovingkindness benefiting Federation Early Learning Services for more than three decades. The family holds a special place in its heart for the FELS site formerly known as the Northern Hebrew Day Nursery...
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Lynn B. Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
Six years ago, a new organization was formed to offer a Jewish response to the estimated 53 percent intermarriage rate in the American Jewish community. While many view this statistic as a threat to the survival of Judaism, Leonard Wasserman, founder and current board chairman of InterFaithways-the Interfaith Family Support Network of Greater Philadelphia, interprets this demographic trend as "an...
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