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Richards Speaks to Women’s Philanthropy

On Jan. 24, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Women’s Philanthropy affinity group gathered at Fox Rothschild to network and hear from Pennsylvania Secretary of...

Bar and Bat Mitzvahs in Siberia

In 2005, while on a trip to Siberia with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), board member Elaine Berke asked a roomful of...

Three Ways to Celebrate Jewish Earth Day

Jan. 21, in addition to celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this year we also happen to celebrate Tu B’Shevat. Known as...

A Lone Soldier’s Legacy – at Age 27

It started the summer between ninth and 10th grade when, instead of signing up for another season at his beloved Camp Ramah, Adam Klazmer...

Atidim: Education for All Israelis

Even as a child, Nahumi Hay wanted to make a difference in his community. He wanted to go to college so he could work...

Opinion: Our Israel70 Year of Connectioin

By Naomi Adler This year, we at the Jewish Federation approached Israel’s 70th anniversary with a lofty goal: to create a way for everybody in...

JFRE Contributions Reach Record Level

The Jewish Federation Real Estate affinity group (JFRE), which brings together the Philadelphia real estate community for volunteer opportunities, fundraising, education and networking, yet...

Deb and John: Interfaith couple. Community members. Inclusive.

Debra Lipenta and John Michael met on Halloween 2015 — she dressed as the Black Widow, he as a lumberjack — and, despite their...

Yad LaKashish: Using Art to Empower Israel’s Older Adults

Every day inside Yad Lakashish’s building in the heart of Jerusalem, Bracha makes ceramics, laughing and kibitzing with Yusef, who sculpts black clay into...

Donor Gets Involved with Jewish Community

Andrew Yaffe, 35, prefers to describe himself as “mildly religious,” but the Harriton High School graduate and Haverford native believes strongly in the idea...