Friday, February 27, 2015 AdarI 8, 5775
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Drisana Davis, JF Feature
People are often surprised to learn that 23,000 Jewish households in Greater Philadelphia are considered low-income and that an estimated 10,000 local Jewish households suffer from food insecurity, uncertainty as to where their next meal will come from. Hunger relief is a priority of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Center for Social Responsibility, Federation's social services arm, and the...
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce a new Day Camp Scholarship Fund for Jewish children living in Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties. Needs-based scholarships are available for Jewish children attending nonprofit Jewish-identity summer camps in the five-county area. Eligible campers must attend a full-day program, five days per week for a minimum of three...
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By:
Leslie Feldman, JF Feature
Most of us keep abreast of current events in Israel and the Middle East through television, newspapers and books. However, for 11 members of the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community, hearing firsthand from prominent leaders and Israeli policymakers who converged in Israel was a learning experience like no other. In January, the delegation was sent by the Jewish Federation of Greater...
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Jan L. Apple, Jewish FF Feature
Imagine a day when thousands of volunteers will be working together in multiple locations for one purpose -- to repair the world. Mark your calendars for Sunday, Oct. 21, when "Mitzvah Mania: Repairing the World One Day at a Time" will transform the Greater Philadelphia region. The first community-wide day of its kind, organized by the Mitzvah Projects Task Force...
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Attorney Leonard Barrack nominated to be Federation's next chair
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Jewish Exponent Staff
Leonard Barrack is a man who has been at the center of front-page headline news. As the senior and founding partner of Barrack, Rodos & Bacine, he has helped make legal history with securities class-action suits, such as his successful effort to bring restitution to investors in the failed Worldcom, Inc. As a political activist, he rose to be national...
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