Monday, July 28, 2014 Av 1, 5774
The second annual "Harmonies for Hunger Relief" benefit concert, held on Sunday, June 27, at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr, raised $3,000 for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Mitzvah Food Project -- more than $400 over last year's event. All monies will be used to purchase food for distribution by the five, volunteer-run food pantries,...
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Although the calendar and the sweltering temperatures indicate that summer's in full swing, the High Holidays -- and the High Holiday Food Drive sponsored by Federation's Mitzvah Food Project -- are rapidly approaching. The annual appeal, which begins with Erev Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 8, and runs through Sept. 30, is Federation's largest community-wide food drive. Federation partners with the...
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Rabbi Hillel admonishes Jews not to separate themselves from the community. Along those lines, it seems that the leadership of Meadowlands Country Club takes these words to heart, incorporating Hillel's call to communal responsibility into its mission statement. " ... It is our goal to encourage a sincere sense of congeniality and fraternity while maintaining our exemplary record of support...
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David J. Adelman, chair of JFRE, the Federation affinity group for professionals in real estate or allied trades, invites JFRE members and prospective members to a complimentary networking breakfast at the Sugar House Casino, Philadelphia's newest entertainment attraction. The Nov. 4 program, which begins at 8:30 a.m., will feature a private tour of the Delaware Avenue facility, plus an exclusive...
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Among the local entities learning to deal with cuts in the upcoming fiscal year is the "One Book, One Jewish Community" program, which saw its funds from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia drop by 80 percent, from $100,000 to $20,000. Other adult-education programs saw their Federation funding completely eliminated. The upcoming year will be the program's fourth, but Rabbi...
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