Saturday, April 25, 2015 Iyyar 6, 5775
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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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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Ominous wasn't a strong enough adjective to describe the black cloud that had parked itself above Citizens Bank Park, followed by the kind of breeze that tells you something powerful is at hand. Perhaps at the Philadelphia Phillies Jewish Heritage Night, biblical was the only descriptive that would fit. As the Phillies took the field for the start of the...
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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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Phillies baseball fans set to attend the Aug. 18 Jewish Heritage Night at Citizens Bank Park were expected to be among the first community members to participate in the 2011 Mitzvah Food Project High Holiday food drive. Cans of food were being collected in designated drums beside each of two Federation kiosks during the Phillies game, helping to score a...
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