Wednesday, July 9, 2014 Tammuz 11, 5774
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's board of trustees has approved the distribution of some $20 million to fund a wide array of local and international programs and institutions. At its July 28 board meeting, Federation officials reported having $15.5 million available in unrestricted funds, some $806,000 fewer dollars than last year. At the same time, the amount of restricted...
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Ten days in Israel can truly turn peoples' lives around. This was the experience of Marc Prine, one of 38 young professionals in their 20s and 30s who participated in the aptly named Israel 360 mission, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. For Prine, who was raised in the Orthodox Jewish tradition and had participated in four AISH...
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Local Federation leaders were part of a recent high-level delegation of Jewish philanthropists from across the United States, Canada and Australia who traveled to Israel to see the fruits of their community's investments in Atidim -- a program that is changing the face of Israeli society. Hosted by Israeli industrialist and philanthropist Eitan Wertheimer, the trip included discussions with Israel's...
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Lynn B. Edelman
While Federation aspires to be "One People, One Community," it cannot be everywhere. The organization relies on its trusted partners here in Greater Philadelphia, in Israel and the former Soviet Union to respond to critical human needs with programs and initiatives funded through our Federation annual campaign. One such partner is the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, known as the...
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Lynn B. Edelman
The 401 members of Women of Vision, the Jewish Women's Foundation of Greater Philadelphia, have voted to earmark $58,000 in support of two organizations offering programs that have a positive impact on Jewish women and girls both locally and in Israel. The organization, which is part of the Federation Endowments Corporation, marked its 16th anniversary of inspiring philanthropy to benefit...
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