Monday, April 27, 2015 Iyyar 8, 5775
Hundreds of local families will receive winter coats thanks
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Sometimes, extraordinary ideas are triggered by ordinary events. The launch of Project Warmth began with Madlyn Abramson lovingly chastising her grandson about going out in the cold without a coat. "My husband, Leonard, overheard my conversation and suggested that we should help our fellow Jews, who, because of the poor economic climate, cannot afford winter clothing for themselves or their...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
Mitzvah Mania was a life-changing experience for Carol,* one of many who reaped the benefits of the Nov. 2 day of social action sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. "I was overwhelmed -- by the sheer number of people who came through my front door, by the length of the to-do list and, at the end of the...
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The generosity of members of the Legacy Society of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is immediately apparent to all who visit the Jewish Community Services Building in Philadelphia. The names of all society members are inscribed on select walls in the atrium of the building, home to the Jewish Federation, and several other Jewish communal agencies and organizations. On...
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In these challenging economic times, Jews at risk depend on Federation support now more than ever. Some good news has come out of the recent economic recovery legislation to assist donors looking for creative ways to respond to that need. The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 includes an extension of the IRA charitable rollover that was permitted in 2006...
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More than 158 women demonstrated their strong personal commitment to Jewish philanthropy at the annual Lion of Judah luncheon at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia. The Oct. 7 event, sponsored by Federation's Women's Philanthropy, was a record-setter, both in attendance and in money raised for the Jewish Community Fund. More than $1,000,000 was pledged to the annual campaign, with an...
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