Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775
After months of restraint, Israel on Saturday, Dec. 27, launched a full-scale military operation on Gaza. Israeli citizens have been under the threat of daily attack from Gaza for years, and more so since Israel disengaged from the Gaza Strip in 2005. Only this week, hundreds of missiles and mortars shells were fired at Israeli civilian communities, including the firing...
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In the spirit of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, Federation President Leonard Barrack announced a gift of $50,000 to Politz Hebrew Academy to provide scholarship assistance to deserving students. "During this holiday when we celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, Federation thought it particularly fitting to support an institution that brings the light of Jewish learning to Jewish children...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
Chanukah is an ideal time to reflect upon Federation's Super Sunday. For, just as the light of the menorah grows brighter with the addition of each candle, Super Sunday demonstrates the collective power of a caring community to bring light to the lives of fellow Jews in need. On Sunday, Jan. 25, more than 600 volunteers plan to seize that...
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21 Philadelphia Lions make it their mission to travel to Israel
A delegation of 21 members of Federation's Lions of Judah, a division of Women's Philanthropy, traveled to Israel last month for three days of travel and togetherness prior to their participation in the International Lion of Judah Conference in Tel Aviv. The women, each of whom make a minimum gift of $5,000 to Federation's annual campaign, spent two days in...
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The Philadelphia Jewish community has been well-represented in Israel this fall. Three separate delegations have participated in missions-bringing delegates of first-timers and returnees, Jews and Christians, and young and not-so-young people to tour the Mideast's only democratic nation. Members of Federation's Renaissance Group -- a group of Jewish men and women, ages 25 to 45, who are committed to making...
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