Thursday, July 10, 2014 Tammuz 12, 5774
South Philadelphia* Requirements: Two backup delivery drivers are needed to pick up food boxes (weighing approximately 20-30 lbs.) at United Communities of South Philadelphia, Eighth Street and Snyder Avenue, on the third Tuesday of every month at 3 p.m. Distribute to recipients throughout South Philadelphia on a route that takes approximately 45 minutes. Backup volunteers will receive advance notice when...
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Jews are no strangers at baseball games, especially around here. But the fifth annual Jewish Heritage Night at the Phillies on Aug. 7 gave members of the tribe an extra excuse to flaunt their pride. Before the game, martial artists, musicians and Israeli folk dancers invited passersby to join them just outside Citizens Bank Park in South Philly. Inside the...
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Lynn B. Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
Mitch Sterling, incoming chair of the Renaissance Group, Federation's division for young Jewish adults, saw a lot of people just like him when he attended his first group-sponsored social event in Spring 2005. "I had just graduated from Villa­nova University School of Law, began working in Center City and stopped by a Renaissance happy hour at a local pub," he...
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More than 275 Holocaust Survivors enjoyed a festive lunch, dancing to the music of the Bobby Block Orchestra and a chance to schmooze with one another during a May Café Europa event at the Buck Hotel in Feasterville. This much-anticipated annual event was made possible by Jewish Family and Children's Service in partnership with the Conference on Jewish Material Claims...
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When it was released two and a half years ago, the 2009 "Jewish Population Study of Greater Philadelphia" alarmed -- but didn't exactly shock -- local Jewish leaders. The findings painted a portrait of young Jewish adults far less connected to Jewish life and Israel than prior generations and less likely to marry Jews or raise their children as Jews...
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