Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775
By:
Ryan Teitman, JE Feature
In a crowded dining room at the Golden Slipper Center for Seniors, the Citizens Bank Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia kicked off a second year of their "Citizens Community Bridge" initiative with an important step: more money. Citizens Bank Executive Vice President Edward J. Ryan presented a check for $110,000 to Federation President and CEO Ira M...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
If your telephone rings on Sunday, Feb. 11, remember that your answer to that call will make a difference in the lives of Jews in need in Philadelphia, in Israel and around the globe. It's about community, tradition and affirming an ongoing commitment to the cause. It's Super Sunday 2007 -- the community's largest fund-raising event, orchestrated by the Jewish...
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By:
Sally Friedman, JF Feature
She was nervous. O.K., she was very, very nervous. When Jennifer Ehlers signed up for the MIFGASH Program, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Partnership 2000 program, one that allows area teens to participate in an exchange program with their counterparts in Philadelphia's Israeli sister region, she knew no one. At 15, she was also the youngest of...
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By:
Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
An initiative entitled Community Connections Enhanced Case Management is making a dramatic difference by stabilizing the lives of some of the most vulnerable Jews in the Philadelphia region. Administered by Jewish Family and Children's Service (JFCS), Community Connections, in place since April 2005, provides ongoing, in-depth case management services to needy Jews under age 65 and their families, living at...
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By:
Sally Friedman, JF Feature
It's common knowledge that influenza -- the flu -- wreaks havoc on younger and middle-aged bodies. On older ones, it can be deadly. We also now know that flu shots can be the most important weapon against the flu, the one thing that can offer some protection. So when it became known that the city of Philadelphia's Health Department was...
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