Saturday, August 2, 2014 Av 6, 5774
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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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Days to show their spirit and their support
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From mid-May to early June -- in rain and in sunshine -- sports and camaraderie combined with new projects to make country-club members score in a big way at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia 2006 FAJA Country Club Days. The money raised at the daylong events -- featuring golf, tennis, cards, cocktail hours and dinners at Green Valley, Meadowlands,...
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In an effort to broaden its outreach to the gay and lesbian community, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is organizing its very first "Philadelphia Pride Mission to Israel." The trip, slated to take place from Aug. 3 to Aug. 13, will coincide with Jerusalem World Pride, a weeklong series of events that will advocate tolerance and acceptance of gay...
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Ira M. Schwartz assumed the role of president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia this week, as Harold S. Goldman retired from that position, which he'd held for the last six years. They shared their thoughts during a recent conversation. Ira M. Schwartz What had you personally experienced and heard about Federation that made its executive office the place...
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