Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774
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Fourteen Jewish teens from Greater Philadelphia spent the final three weeks of their summer vacations in what they all agree was a life-transforming experience. These high school sophomores and juniors traveled to Israel and created what is hoped will be a true and enduring Mifgash -- the Hebrew word for encounter -- with the land and people of our Jewish...
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The Greater Philadelphia Jewish community is invited to celebrate the launch of JRAid, a new project of the Jewish Relief Agency, powered by Jewish Federation Real Estate. JRA will collaborate with three other Jewish organizations to provide services to the community far beyond the agency's monthly food distribution program. JRA and JFRE invite the community to the JRAid kick-off event...
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The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia offers two opportunities for community members to demonstrate their support for Israel and their opposition to a unilaterally declared Palestinian state. According to JCRC Chairman Rabbi David J. Straus, "The time is quickly approaching when the United Nations General Assembly may hold a vote on whether or not...
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This year, Federation stepped up to the plate as the presenting sponsor of Jewish Heritage Night at Citizens Bank Park. A sell-out crowd turned out for this third annual celebration of great baseball with very special perks for Jewish fans. Magnets, water bottles, pens, commemorative editions of the Jewish Exponent and other memorabilia were given away at the two Federation...
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Rachel* became a single parent overnight when her husband died of a massive heart attack. She and sons Scott and Adam, then 8 and 12, were emotionally and financially devastated. "He died suddenly without a pension or life insurance, leaving little money for such luxuries as Jewish summer camp," said Rachel. Yet Rachel viewed camp as a necessity for her...
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