Monday, July 14, 2014 Tammuz 16, 5774
A project works at 'Making the Grade'
By:
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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Synagogues work to support -- and defend -- the Jewish state
By:
Roy Freundlich, JF Feature
Synagogues throughout Greater Philadelphia are coming together on two of the most important issues facing Israel and Jews today: Israel's right to defend itself, and the need to support Israeli citizens as they recover from their confrontation with Hezbollah. "Our synagogue has a long-standing history of supporting Israel," said Rabbi Saul Grife of the Conservative Beth Tikvah-B'nai Jeshurun in Erdenheim...
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By:
Roy Freundlich, JF Feature
The U.N. resolution and conditional cease-fire may have halted the monthlong confrontation with Hezbollah, but Israelis are still facing some of their most difficult challenges as they return home to war-torn communities and crippled local economies. Nearly 4,000 rockets hit Israel's northern communities, resulting in damaged infrastructure, businesses, schools and homes. Vital social-service programs that were condensed or suspended will...
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By:
Roy Freundlich, JF Feature
The U.N. resolution and conditional cease-fire may have halted the monthlong confrontation with Hezbollah, but Israelis are still facing some of their most difficult challenges as they return home to war-torn communities and crippled local economies. Nearly 4,000 rockets hit Israel's northern communities, resulting in damaged infrastructure, businesses, schools and homes. Vital social-service programs that were condensed or suspended will...
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