Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774
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Jessica Endy, Jewish Federation Feature
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's November 2009 Nourishing Community: Ending Hunger in Philadelphia study revealed some disturbing results: As many as 11,000 local Jewish community members are at risk for hunger. The study also documented that nearly 80 percent of Jewish adults -- many of them seniors -- who are eligible for food stamps are not taking advantage of...
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Some may say that tzedakah and tikkun olam are integral parts of Ronald Perilstein's DNA. When Perilstein steps up to the podium at the National Museum of American Jewish History on June 16 to receive the 2011 Golden Slipper Club & Charities Gold Medallion Award, he will become the fourth member of his family to be recognized by the 89-year-old...
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Members of Women of Vision, the Jewish Women's Foundation of Greater Philadelphia, honored their 100 founders and the current and future leadership who will continue their legacy during a special luncheon celebration at the Rittenhouse Hotel. The May 16 program marked the 16th anniversary of this generous group of 396 women who are committed to inspiring philanthropy to benefit the...
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The Jewish community of Greater Philadelphia is passionate about the land and people of Israel. Six thousand of them demonstrated their passion through their spirited participation in Federation's recent Israel 63 Independence Day festivities on Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. Music was the centerpiece of the celebration. A panel of celebrity judges crowned two champions -- 17-year-old Danielle Lichter and 20-year-old...
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Executive director of the Philadelphia Film Office Sharon Pinkenson, Jewish musician and recording artist Ross Levy and Cantor Harold Messinger of Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley have a challenging gig this Sunday as judges of the "Israel: A Song in Our Hearts" competition, which will be emceed by singer and bandleader Eddie Bruce. They will have the daunting...
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