Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774
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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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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
The strength of a newly forged partnership between AmeriCorps* VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is beginning to take root in two Northeast Philadelphia naturally occurring retirement communities or NORCs. The NORCs, SeniorCHAI in Bustleton-Somerton and the ecumenical Rhawnhurst NORC, are initiatives of Federation's Center for Social Responsibility established over a year ago...
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More than 120 people attended the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's annual Ambassador's Dinner, held Oct. 17, at the Rittenhouse Hotel, where Federation honored individual, family and corporate donors who made gifts of $100,000 or more this year to Federation. Tovah Feldshuh, a renowned actress who has received Tony nominations for best actress, was the guest performer. She recently played...
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Sally Friedman, JF Feature
It is her energy that is so startling. Myrle Borine is clearly a vibrant, lively woman on the move. The fact that she is 81 years old seems almost incidental. Her zest for life -- and for doing good -- has nothing to do with a date on the calendar. Back in 1973, that energy came to the fore when...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
With autumn leaves falling and a nip in the air, many area residents are beginning to prepare their homes for winter. Household chores like sealing drafty windows and doors, changing smoke-detector batteries and raking leaves may be easy tasks for some. Yet for many senior citizens, such simple chores are difficult or insurmountable. Getting help with these tasks and others,...
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