Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774
As my ancestors planted before me, so shall I plant for future generations.
By:
Zara Myers, JE Feature
Some of them were outgoing, with large circles of friends, while others were loners. Some left behind families filled with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren while others were childless. Though they led disparate lives, 38 individuals who passed away in the Jewish year 5765 also remembered the Jewish community in their wills via the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia by leaving...
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By:
Jan. L. Apple, JE Feature
Women of Vision, the Jewish women's foundation at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, has announced that its 2005-06 grant of $20,500 has been awarded to Jewish Family & Children's Service for "Full of Ourselves: Advancing Girl Power, Health and Leadership." "This groundbreaking initiative will work with adolescent girls to strengthen their Jewish identity and sense of self with a...
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The Justin P. Allman President's Project annual grant will be awarded this year to one community agency for a project intended to strengthen the agency's infrastructure, and to enable the organization to provide expanded services to the Jewish community. The grant is made from the President's Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, a permanent endowment fund established by...
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By:
Zara Myers, JE Feature
The Bernstein brothers - Howard, Mark, Neil and Larry -grew up in a "nurturing Jewish home" in Northeast Philadelphia where Israel was a "focal point." In fact, an $18 check was written to every Jewish organization that asked, and playing sports and being competitive was a way of life, according to Howard Bernstein. Since 2002, he and his brother, Mark,...
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By:
Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
Some 15,200 Jewish households in Greater Philadelphia have incomes at or below the poverty level. Many face issues such as the inability to pay for rent, utilities, food or medicine. Some are too proud to come forward for help; others sacrifice one basic need for another. Thus, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Center for Social Responsibility established the Committee...
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