Friday, May 22, 2015 Sivan 4, 5775
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Roy Freundlich, JF Feature
With a long history and a valued legacy of dedicated and quality leadership, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, for over 100 years, has been adapting to and addressing the changing needs of the Jewish community. Today, it is further addressing the increased competitiveness of the philanthropic environment and has recently taken several steps to increase its organizational effectiveness and...
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
The strength of a newly forged partnership between AmeriCorps* VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is beginning to take root in two Northeast Philadelphia naturally occurring retirement communities or NORCs. The NORCs, SeniorCHAI in Bustleton-Somerton and the ecumenical Rhawnhurst NORC, are initiatives of Federation's Center for Social Responsibility established over a year ago...
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Jan L. Apple, JE Feature
Giving back to the Jewish community has always been a vital and integral part of Daivd Horowitz's life. "I was inspired by my late grandfather, Lawrence Horowitz," explained the 46 year-old communal leader. Lawrence "Larry" Horowitz, an ardent Zionist and active Jewish philanthropist, who built Young Adjustment Company into one of the most respected public adjustment firms in the nation,...
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More than 120 people attended the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's annual Ambassador's Dinner, held Oct. 17, at the Rittenhouse Hotel, where Federation honored individual, family and corporate donors who made gifts of $100,000 or more this year to Federation. Tovah Feldshuh, a renowned actress who has received Tony nominations for best actress, was the guest performer. She recently played...
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Jan L. Apple, JF Feature
With autumn leaves falling and a nip in the air, many area residents are beginning to prepare their homes for winter. Household chores like sealing drafty windows and doors, changing smoke-detector batteries and raking leaves may be easy tasks for some. Yet for many senior citizens, such simple chores are difficult or insurmountable. Getting help with these tasks and others,...
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