Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
Be a hero on Sunday, Jan. 27 by participating in the Super Sunday phone-a-thon, this year to take place at the Jewish Federation Radnor Campus, 270 S. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Bryn Mawr. It's a wonderful opportunity to get a firsthand look at Federation's newest location, (formerly the site of American College), and be a hero to at-risk Jewish men,...
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Lynn B. Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
"Several thousand Jewish developmentally disabled adults are living at home with aging parents or in apartments with little or no supervision in the Philadelphia area," explained Judith Creed, chairperson of the board of directors of Jewish Community Homes for Adult Independence, Inc. She added that "we knew that these adults and their families needed help, but they either weren't ready...
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Lynn B. Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
Six years ago, a new organization was formed to offer a Jewish response to the estimated 53 percent intermarriage rate in the American Jewish community. While many view this statistic as a threat to the survival of Judaism, Leonard Wasserman, founder and current board chairman of InterFaithways-the Interfaith Family Support Network of Greater Philadelphia, interprets this demographic trend as "an...
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Lynn B. Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
"Upon three things the world stands: On Torah, on (Divine) Service, and on Deeds of Lovingkindness." -- Pirke Avot 1:2 Maurice Kornberg's life story reflected his personal commitment to all three of these tenets of the Jewish faith. The South Philadelphia native was a first-generation American, born to parents who left Eastern Europe to provide a better life for their...
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Building upon a proud heritage of Jewish philanthropy
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Leonard Barrack Board Chair Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
In 2008 our Federation will turn 107 years old, making us one of the oldest charities in the Greater Philadelphia area. More than one century ago some of our community's most distinguished and respected leaders articulated their great vision of a central philanthropic address which would allow the nine original Jewish social service agencies to focus on service delivery. Then...
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