Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775
A standing-room-only gathering of 900 or so friends of Israel participated in a Jan. 10 Solidarity Service sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Kehillah of Old York Road. They filled the sanctuary of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park to show support for Israel's right to defend herself in the current conflict against Hamas terrorist attacks in...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
From seasoned volunteers to first-time participants, Super Sunday 2009 is an opportunity to be part of the collective power of our caring community. "I've been a volunteer for as long as there's been Super Sunday in Philadelphia. I just love the camaraderie and the excitement of raising funds to help those in need," says dedicated Federation volunteer Dick Berman. Super...
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Renée G. Sackey has only served as chair of Women of Vision since October, yet she has already left an indelible imprint on the 15-year-old women's foundation. Since taking office, Sackey has worked with a team of lay and staff leadership to create a new logo, rework the group's mission statement and develop a new brochure -- innovations designed to...
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While no one can adequately steel themselves for the emotional trauma of terrorist missile strikes, the residents of Philadelphia's Partnership 2000 communities in Netivot-Sedot Negev were better prepared for the impact of Israel Defense Force's Operation Cast Lead than many of their southern Israel neighbors. Federation's strong support of projects that enhance security and upgrade emergency communications systems throughout the...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
The power to help those in need is just a phone call away. That's the underlying theme of Federation's largest fundraising day of the year. More than 600 volunteers are expected to converge on the Federation Radnor Campus in Bryn Mawr on Sunday, Jan. 25. During two phoning sessions -- from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 4 p.m...
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