Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
Women of Vision -- the Jewish Women's Foundation at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia -- has reached its goal, and now has over $1 million in assets. With more than 275 members, the group will celebrate this milestone and chart its course for the future during their fall annual meeting and luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 11:30 a.m...
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Community support for Israel through Federation's Israel Emergency Fund is rapidly growing. In addition to more and more community leaders coming to the aid of Israelis through generous support and contributions, the number of area synagogues supporting the fund has increased over the past two weeks from 20 to 50 congregations. During this year's High Holiday services, this growing list...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
The High Holidays are traditionally a time of reflection and a time to recall loved ones that have passed away. A memorial service will take place Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 3:30 p.m., at the Jewish Community Services Building, 2100 Arch St. in Philadelphia, to honor more than 40 individuals who died during 5766 and remembered the community in their estate...
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A project works at 'Making the Grade'
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Jessica Endy, JF Feature
It's back-to-school time. For most students in the Philadelphia area, getting new school supplies is an end-of-summer ritual. But for the youth of northern Israel -- whose lives have been turned upside-down by the financial, infrastructure and emotional devastation caused by the recent war -- buying necessities has become difficult, if not impossible. To address this issue, the Jewish Federation...
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By:
Jan L. Apple, JFFeature
For the fifth consecutive year, more than 40 cardboard boxes filled with used cell phones sit in the garage of Fran and Larry Chelder. But the couple doesn't mind giving up the space. The nearly 2,000 donated telephones -- wrapped in plastic bags with chargers and batteries -- represent another successful community-wide drive that helps victims of domestic abuse. The...
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