Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774
Folks fill Love Park to stand with the Jewish nation
More than 2,000 people attended the "We Stand With Israel" solidarity rally on July 24 in Love Park. Organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the rally was initiated from a community-wide call for a public display of support for Israel, and its fight against the terrorist organizations Hezbollah and Hamas. Federation's Center for Israel & Overseas co-chairs Gary...
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Lauren Pound Somers, JF Feature
The concept of l'dor v'dor , "from generation to generation," usually refers to traditions handed down from family to family, but can it ring true for businesses as well? At one local law firm, the answer is a resounding "yes." "The interests of our founding partners have been passed down from one generation to the next, so giving back to...
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Soon after Hezbollah declared war on Israel, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia activated its Israel Emergency Fund to help provide the initial $2 million that was immediately sent to communities in northern Israel. "Federation has a two-pronged approach in its efforts to assist Israel," said Jeri Zimmerman, director of Federation's Center for Israel and Overseas. "One is to provide...
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The smiles that lit up the faces of three eighth-grade graduates in May were right in sync with the name of the organization, OROT -- meaning "lights" in Hebrew -- that made it possible for them to graduate alongside their classmates. OROT, which began in 1998, supports special-needs education in five local Jewish day schools. Students receive an individualized curriculum...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
A Federation-funded initiative, "Helping Hands," which offers vocational skills training in the Jewish community, has helped the unemployed and underemployed move toward self-sufficiency. This is in keeping with Federation's Center for Social Responsibility initiatives that strengthen and enhance skills, giving people the vital tools to become independent. "Helping Hands" serves people under 65 in Northeast Philadelphia most in need of...
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