Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774
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Lauren Pound Somers, JE Feature
It can be hard for a 37-year-old single mother raising three children to make ends meet on a limited income. And then if you have to endure an unpaid, six-week medical leave to undergo surgery, well, just imagine how difficult it can be to hold a family together. But thanks to the Jewish Crisis Line - a program managed by...
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The Task Force on Israel Engagement of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Center for Israel and Overseas is offering a total of $75,000 in grants to agencies, youth groups, synagogues and community organizations in the Philadelphia area to support educational and cultural programs. The programs need to: enhance understanding of Israel's society, culture and people; engage and educate our...
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By:
Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
Two years ago, when Stephanie Albero became a mother to daughter Jeanine, she felt the need to connect with other Jewish women, in particular those who shared similar values. Living in Springfield in Delaware County, Albero felt a bit isolated from other parts of the Jewish community and decided to go online to: www.jewishphilly.org . It was there that she...
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Ambassadors set pace of campaign
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
At the annual Ambassador's Leadership Dinner, held Oct. 11 at the Rittenhouse Hotel, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia celebrated and honored individuals, couples, families and corporations who made gifts of $100,000 or more to the 2005 Federation Allied Jewish Appeal campaign. The dinner dates back some 50 years, and is named for its first host, the late publisher and...
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By:
Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
To ensure that the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Overseas addresses Israel's priorities today, has impact on them and supports the Jewish homeland, its Center for Israel and overseas manages a full-time office in Jerusalem. However, having an office in Israel is just one-half of the equation when it comes to Federation's ability to keep its finger on Israel's pulse...
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