Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774
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Amy Purdy, Jewish Federation Feature
On July 19, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy alumni will host "Harmonies for Hunger Relief," a benefit concert for Federation's Mitzvah Food Project. Eleven Barrack students and alumni will perform an array of popular tunes, including classic and modern Broadway, Disney, R&B, pop and jazz, as well as original compositions. A dessert reception will...
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Amy Purdy, Jewish Federation Feature
Federation's Mitzvah Food Project is streamlining and greening its 2009 High Holiday Food Drive to direct more of its resources to purchasing food for vulnerable families and older adults experiencing food insecurity. The annual food drive -- a collaboration between the project, and area synagogues and organizations -- runs from Sept. 18 through Oct. 12, from Rosh Hashanah through Simchat...
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Eileen Hildenbrand, chairperson of the English Department at Lansdale Catholic High School, expressed her delight at learning that her school will soon receive a coveted prize from the sponsors of the recent Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition on the Holocaust -- the Clara Isaacman Memorial Holocaust Trunk: "This generous gift, valued at more than $1,500, will provide our students with...
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Amy Purdy, Jewish Federation Feature
Torah Academy defines itself as "not just a school, but a kehillah" -- an educational community within the larger Jewish community. The Orthodox day school in Wynnewood was founded in 1963; it serves boys and girls from nursery through eighth grade in the lower school, and young women in grades nine through 12 in the girls high school. The schools...
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Israel and Jewish studies are two of Harris Devor's greatest passions. "I have considered myself a Zionist since I was a kid," Devor says, noting that Israel's Six-Day War with Egypt, Jordan and Syria "motivated my life-long commitment to the safety and security of our Jewish homeland." Federation's Philadelphia Israel Scholars Program, which Devor chairs, presents a "golden opportunity" for...
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