Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Tammuz 24, 5774
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Robert A. Zuritsky, member of the executive committee of JFRE, Federation's affinity group for men and women in the real estate industry, is thrilled by the selection of the National Museum of American Jewish History as the site of its inaugural JFRE Fund event on Wednesday, June 9. "It will be exciting to hold our event in this new world-class...
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Federation Housing Gets $3 Million Federation Housing, Inc. received a $3 million gift last week -- the largest single donation in its 40-year history -- to go toward construction of a new, low-income senior housing development in Elkins Park. The gift comes from Firstrust Bank and its owners' family philanthropy, the Daniel B. and Florence E. Green Family Foundation, which...
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Julie Ufberg of Elkins Park describes the 2009 Israel Independence Day celebration at Penn's Landing as "the luckiest day in my life." Ufberg was the grand-prize winner of two round-trip tickets to Israel, provided by El Al Israel Airlines, a platinum sponsor of the free community festival, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Ufberg will present the winning...
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The Armon family of Elkins Park participated in Federation's Mitzvah Mania effort last November, sorting and boxing food collected for the Mitzvah Food Project at the SHARE food program warehouse in North Philadelphia. Wendy Armon recalls that her then 6-year-old son, Spencer, had a ball. He even told her that he wants to do it again for his seventh birthday...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
Psychologist Jean Piaget maintains that children need play to grow and develop. Thanks to a new Federation initiative -- inspired by the Young Leadership Cabinet -- children at the Klein JCC preschool and day camp in Northeast Philadelphia will soon be playing on new, state-of-the-art equipment via Project HiP, or "Help in Play" ( jewishphilly.org/hip ). Project volunteers will raise...
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