Sunday, September 25, 2016 Elul 22, 5776
Dr. N. Scott Adzick, surgeon-in-chief of the Department of Surgery and chief, general, of Thoracic and Fetal Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, will discuss his breakthroughs in fetal surgery for spina bifida during a Monday, Oct. 24 program for Jewish health care professionals. The program, which will begin promptly at 6 p.m., will be presented at the hospital's...
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"I want Federation to make it possible for every Jew to claim their stake in shaping our Jewish community and our collective Jewish future, and enhance their own Jewish journey in the process," says Sherrie Savett, the new president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. "I want Federation to become a place where Jewish involvement has personal relevance and...
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Mona Golabek, the keynote presenter for the Oct. 5 Lion of Judah Luncheon at the Arts Condominium Ballroom in Philadelphia, was profoundly influenced by what her maternal grandmother said to her daughter -- Lisa Jura, Golabek's mother -- as she placed her on board a Kindertransport train to London at the outset of World War II. The move from her...
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Fourteen Jewish teens from Greater Philadelphia spent the final three weeks of their summer vacations in what they all agree was a life-transforming experience. These high school sophomores and juniors traveled to Israel and created what is hoped will be a true and enduring Mifgash -- the Hebrew word for encounter -- with the land and people of our Jewish...
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The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia offers two opportunities for community members to demonstrate their support for Israel and their opposition to a unilaterally declared Palestinian state. According to JCRC Chairman Rabbi David J. Straus, "The time is quickly approaching when the United Nations General Assembly may hold a vote on whether or not...
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