Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775
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Seventy-one current and future leaders of the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community met recently at the home of Paul and Aviva Silberberg with one clear goal -- to boost philanthropy and acts of tikkun olam. These young men and women, members of Federation's Renaissance Group Major Gifts Circle, met with great success -- pledging $304,337 for the 2009 Jewish Federation annual...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
Rami Kleinstein, Israel's pop-rock megastar, will perform on Penn's Landing on Sunday, May 17. His concert sets the stage for the spirit of Yom Ha'atzmaut -- Israel Independence Day -- a holiday that affords American Jews the chance to strengthen their ties with the land and people of Israel. "The fusion of Israelis and American Jews coming to my performances...
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Students at the Robert Saligman Middle School of the Perelman Jewish Day School in Melrose Park and the Harry B. Kellman Academy in Cherry Hill, N.J., will join the Barrack Hebrew Academy community for a full day of festivities in honor of Israel Independence Day and the 100th birthday of Tel Aviv on Wednesday, April 29. The school plans a...
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Jews locally and around the world recently celebrated Passover -- a holiday resonant with themes of exodus and freedom. Thanks to the success of Project Warmth, a philanthropic initiative launched this winter through the generosity of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Family Foundation, 750 low-income members of the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community (657 adults and 93 children) were liberated from...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
"We all share a common past, and a common hope for the future," declares Itka Zygmantowicz, a Northeast Philadelphia Holocaust survivor, who will join more than 300 local survivors in celebration of life at Café Europa, on Wednesday, May 6. This fourth annual event is free and open to all Holocaust survivors in the Greater Philadelphia area. The program, which...
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