Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
Hunger is a pressing issue in the international Jewish community, and has been named a critical funding priority by the board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Center for Israel and Overseas. According to center co-chair Scott Isdaner, "Hunger relief, long a Federation priority, is being re-established in the programs we support. Direct relief efforts are in place in...
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Federation spotlight on funding accomplishments
• In 2004-05, more than 2,000 students attended Abrams Hebrew Academy, Akiba Hebrew Academy, Politz Hebrew Academy, the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day Schools, Stern Hebrew High School and Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia. • Federation provided these six day schools with more than $2 million in funding for the 2004-05 school year to enhance the day school system...
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Federation's Mitzvah Projects Task Force oversees social action activities that help Federation's Center for Social Responsibility to create a more caring community. Following are just some of the successes made possible through the task force this year: • 60 - number of frail seniors helped with a variety of household projects during three Neighborhood Mitzvah Day programs; • 1,500 -...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
Helping take care of 2-year-olds last summer at Congregation Beth Chaim's day camp in Feasterville was messy, demanding and quite rewarding said Alexandra Kistner, all of 12. For one, she volunteered for the "job," making it a Bat Mitzvah project for her June 24 ceremony. And when she finished her four-week stint and was paid $75 - "something I didn't...
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
When an Israeli becomes a victim of a senseless act of terrorism, the trauma has a ripple effect, causing emotional and physical scars that do not heal so easily. Families are torn apart; lives are changed in a matter of seconds. "We know that even if the terrorism stops today, so much of the population has already been affected by...
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