Thursday, May 28, 2015 Sivan 10, 5775
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Sally Friedman, JF Feature
Forget those athletes who rake in the millions, or the actors who are revered by a celebrity-adoring culture. The true heroes of a community are those who can ignite a child's mind and touch his soul. They are also known as ... teachers. In 1998, a critical shortage of trained teachers existed in the region's supplemental Hebrew schools. So to...
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Jessica Endy, JF Feature
For more than 20 years, Lyn and Roy Neff have been addressing the needs of the Jewish community through the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. For Lyn Neff, involvement began when a friend introduced her to what was then Federation's Young Women's Division. For Roy Neff, it was when his business partner, Richard Cooper, recommended he attend a Federation event...
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Lauren Pound Somers, JF Feature
It may not be as drastic a difference as "New Coke" versus "Classic Coke," but many in the local Jewish community are already referring to today's Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia as the "new Federation." Both the perception and the reality point to a new direction for the 106-year-old organization, with community leaders like Lynne and Leonard Barrack helping to...
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Lauren Pound Somers, JF Feature
Michael Coslov doesn't easily take "no" for an answer. He refused to capitulate to the financial challenges faced by the steel industry, and was determined to grow his business regardless of difficult times. To this end, he managed to sell his business three times in the last four years to private equity interests. The last of these transactions was with...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
Sixteen-year-old Ben Stein acknowledges that he may not be able to change the world right at this moment. However, he clearly intends to effect change within his own community through his efforts to create a peer group to dispel racism. Stein, a Center City resident and junior at Friends Central School, is one of 21 Philadelphia area 11th- and 12th-graders...
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