Saturday, November 22, 2014 Heshvan 29, 5775

Lynn B. Edelman

Jewish Federation Feature Writer
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When David Magerman was a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, his father died suddenly. Although raised in a Jewish household, Magerman's Jewish education did not prepare him well enough to mourn his father according to Jewish law. He didn't think it was necessary to say Kaddish or to sit shiva. "I feel as if I failed in my responsibilities...
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Allen Apter considers the Barrer Arts Center in Israel's Ma'alot Tarshicha community to be his "baby." Like any proud parent, Apter and his wife, Helene have been there since the project's birth some 30 years ago, and have supported the center through every stage of its development as the cultural heart of Israel's only Jewish-Arab municipality. The center was one...
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Jeri Zimmerman, director of Federation's Center for Israel and Overseas, recently returned from a visit to Philadelphia's Partnership 2000 communities of Netivot and Sedot Negev. Zimmerman wanted to see firsthand how area residents -- many of whom are living in the direct line of attack from Kassam missiles -- are coping with escalating violence. While riding in a Jeep with...
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Click on Google, or any of the other search engines on the Web, and you'll receive a plethora of responses to your request for information on Jewish organizations in the Greater Philadelphia area. To find out which organization offers the program or service that best meets your needs, you'll ultimately have to talk to a human being. The Jewish Information...
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If Jewish voters could be defined by a color, would they be red or blue? During the 2000 presidential elections, political pundits used red to designate those states leaning towards the Republican ticket and blue for those states expected to vote Democratic. During the 2004 elections, the definition was expanded to differentiate between those states perceived as liberal -- or...
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Profile

Lynn serves as director of public and corporate communications for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

Media relations is one of her chief responsibilities and greatest loves. Each week, she is responsible for developing feature stories for the Federation section profiling initiatives that have impacted the lives of Jews here, in Israel and in the former Soviet Union.

She also writes about the men and women who volunteer their time, talent and resources to ensure that Federation is able to raise the funds it needs to make a difference.

 

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