Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Tammuz 21, 5775
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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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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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By:
Jan L. Apple, JF Federation
If you are a college student or the parent of one, the issue of anti-Semitism at college campuses may strike a familiar chord. For other community members, the fact that this exists today is an alarming wake-up call. In an effort to stem the tide of rising anti-Semitism, anti-Israel bias and anti-Americanism at college campuses throughout the United States and...
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