Monday, March 30, 2015 Nisan 10, 5775
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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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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
The buzz around the Rhawnhurst neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia is about an ecumenical program that is helping seniors while strengthening the community. Established in September 2005, the Rhawnhurst NORC, a naturally occurring retirement community, is a collaboration of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Catholic Human Services and the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania. It provides services to people age...
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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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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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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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