Friday, July 11, 2014 Tammuz 13, 5774
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
For David and Jessica (names changed upon request for personal privacy), raising a young Jewish family in the Philadelphia region has its share of challenges. Committed to providing their children -- ages 8, 5 and 3 -- with a strong identity through Jewish day school and preschool education, the couple has struggled with the financial burden, exacerbated by David's current...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
Tikvah/AJMI, also known as Advocates for the Jewish Mentally Ill, serves members of the community struggling with mental health issues. Established 15 years ago by founding President Judy Zon and a group of likeminded parents of five young adults, committed to raising awareness about mental illness, Tikvah has grown to nearly 250 members. A beneficiary organization of the Jewish Federation...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
There are approximately 5,000 Holocaust survivors over age 75 living in the Philadelphia region, with the majority residing in the Northeast and City Line area. As this population ages and becomes more frail, so too do their needs increase, particularly those related to home care services. A top priority identified by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's strategic philanthropy plan...
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Roy Freundlich, JF Feature
With a long history and a valued legacy of dedicated and quality leadership, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, for over 100 years, has been adapting to and addressing the changing needs of the Jewish community. Today, it is further addressing the increased competitiveness of the philanthropic environment and has recently taken several steps to increase its organizational effectiveness and...
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
Giving back to the Jewish community has always been a vital and integral part of Daivd Horowitz's life. "I was inspired by my late grandfather, Lawrence Horowitz," explained the 46 year-old communal leader. Lawrence "Larry" Horowitz, an ardent Zionist and active Jewish philanthropist, who built Young Adjustment Company into one of the most respected public adjustment firms in the nation,...
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