Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Iyyar 9, 5775
You may be asked to be part of Federation's 2009 Jewish Population Study. Beginning Monday, March 23, more than 132,000 phone numbers will be dialed by the staff of Social Science Research Solutions toward the goal of completing 1,200 interviews. One Jewish adult from each contacted household will participate in the telephone interview, expected to take between 20 and 25...
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Shlomi Avni is a native of Or Akiva, a small city in the center of Israel with a large percentage of émigrés from the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Avni knows firsthand about the challenges that these young people face, as well as their high risk of succumbing to drug and gang involvement, and dropping out of school. Avni...
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In times of crisis, many pray to Eli, Hebrew for "our God," to relieve suffering and achieve physical and emotional healing. In Israel, victims of child abuse and neglect see God's presence in the work of ELI, the Israel Association for Child Protection. The organization is indeed a "godsend" for the estimated 40,000 Israeli children who are victims of parental...
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Day-school education embraces community, classroom technology and love of Israel
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
Abrams Hebrew Academy, a 103-year-old community day school in Yardley, Bucks County, combines commitment to community, state-of-the-art classroom technology and love of Israel to create a vibrant academic environment rooted in Jewish tradition. Currently, 280 students attend Abrams from pre-school through eighth grade. Students are nurtured in small classes; each student has equal access to Jewish texts and is taught...
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When Leonard Barrack, president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and Ira M. Schwartz, its CEO, approached Mark Fishman during last month's Super Sunday phone-a-thon about taking on the role of Federation campaign chair, Fishman asked for some time to think about taking on this monumental new role. First, he said, "I wanted to get some advice from my...
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