Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774

Lynn B. Edelman

Jewish Federation Feature Writer
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John Bolton is seemingly unafraid of controversy. An outspoken conservative Republican and arguably the most vehement critic of the United Nations since the days of the late former ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, he was appointed by President Bush as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in August 2005 in a recess appointment after a partisan debate killed his nomination. Bolton left...
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Wouldn't it be awesome if, during these Days of Awe, Jews could reflect and act on problems that impact thousands of their brethren? Through their participation in the High Holiday Food Drive, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Mitzvah Food Pantry, area families and individuals can actively perform the mitzvah of feeding the hungry. Through Oct. 19, the...
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On Sunday, Oct. 21, Jewish adults will have an opportunity to perform the mitzvah of pikuah nefesh -- the saving of a life --through participation in Red Cross blood drives at 10 locations throughout Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties. Peggy Carver and Jerry Frezel, co-chairs of the Mitzvah Projects Task Force of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia,...
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Numerous opportunities to repair the world -- or at least, a slice of Philly
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Some 1,000 members of the Philadelphia-area Jewish community will perform the mitzvah of protecting our planet on Sunday, Oct. 21, at more than 20 sites operated by the Fairmount Park Commission. They will serve as Shomrei Adamah, Hebrew for "Guardians of the Earth" during this first-time, community-wide Mitzvah Mania program sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Federation President...
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Center City Philadelphia has experienced a population boom. Jewish young adults are well-represented among the influx of men, women and young families who are enjoying the many attractions and amenities of an urban lifestyle. Ross Berkowitz, director of the Collaborative, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Philadelphia, knows first-hand that many of these 20 and...
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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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