Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
On Nov. 1, Mitzvah Mania volunteers throughout the area will lend a hand to sustain and nurture individuals, the community and the environment. Three of the event's projects -- "Morris Park Go-Green," "Winterization" and "Adopt-a-Family" for Chanukah gift-giving, present an opportunity for community volunteers to make a tangible difference, according to Jackie Needleman, who together with husband David Cohen, Lana...
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JE Feature
Two of Federation's Mitzvah Mania projects will go far beyond merely helping to alleviate food insecurity and fight poverty. The volunteers who participate in the "Souper Bowl" and "Adopt-a-Family" for Chanukah projects will provide those in need with much more than the basic necessities of food and clothing. For each pint of homemade soup and each Chanukah gift selected reflects...
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It is September, a traditional time for new beginnings. We have sent our children and grandchildren off to school with our heartfelt hopes that they will learn and grow academically and socially, prepared to make their mark upon this complex and challenging world. How fitting that September also marks the Jewish High Holidays -- the holiest period in the Hebrew...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
Women of Vision -- the Jewish Women's Foundation of Greater Philadelphia, Federation's women's foundation -- has awarded a total of $55,000 to two programs that help unemployed or underemployed poor, immigrant women become self-sufficient and economically secure. By directing their 2009-10 grants to programs that provide the practical means for women to break out of the cycle of poverty, Women...
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Labor Day has come and gone, and soon, summer will be just a pleasant memory. In the meantime, Mitzvah Mania coordinators are busily engaged in recruiting volunteers for two community-service projects designed to make the winter warmer for area older adults. Eleven Jewish community organizations have already committed to participate in the Mitzvah Mania Souper Bowl. They will prepare and...
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