Saturday, May 23, 2015 Sivan 5, 5775
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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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David Solomon and Ian Scheinmann -- emerging leaders in the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community -- participated last month in a national mission to Israel. The intensive, two-day visit, which was organized under the auspices of the United Jewish Communities Next Generation Initiative, was designed to show solidarity and support with the people of southern Israel in the immediate aftermath of...
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Philadelphia will soon join the more than 40 communities across the globe that host Limmud learning festivals. More than 70 top-ranked, nationally recognized Jewish authors, artists, educators, philosophers, journalists, rabbis and scientists will share their knowledge with new and seasoned Jewish learners on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 at the Gershman Y and University of the Arts. LimmudPhilly, which is...
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Leonard Barrack, president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, announced that Federation has engaged the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network to conduct its 2009 Jewish Population Study. The study will address important questions about Jewish identity and affiliation, patterns of mobility, household characteristics, socio-demographics and population estimates. "We are completely committed to working with the Federation on this critical project...
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Representatives of Jewish federations from across the country are set to meet in Florida this weekend to weigh a potentially watershed proposal that could overhaul the system for disbursing hundreds of millions of dollars to charitable causes in Israel, the former Soviet Union and elsewhere. But officials at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia said that the result of what...
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