Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Nisan 16, 5774
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Mark I. Solomon is passionate about his two decades of involvement with Yemin Orde, an Israeli youth village that provides both a home and a future to 500 children and teens from all over the world. During his tenure on the board of the Friends of Yemin Orde -- a network of men and women who provide financial support and...
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With two major Jewish agencies in the area planning to merge, the question becomes: Will it be a perfect match or simply a marriage of convenience? Leaders of both the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education and the Jewish Outreach Partnership -- currently situated in adjacent buildings on the Mandell Education Campus in Melrose Park -- are certainly banking on...
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Thousands show their love for Israel at Federation festival
On Sunday, May 17, Federation threw a party to celebrate Israel's 61st anniversary of independence and the centennial birthday of the founding of Tel Aviv. Nearly 5,000 people RSVPed with a resounding "yes" and flocked to Philadelphia's Penn's Landing for an afternoon of music, food and fun. Rami Kleinstein, a multi-platinum recording artist who is often referred to as Israel's...
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With donations down, what will happen to various groups, programs and services?
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Before the financial crisis hit, all signs pointed upward for Moving Traditions. The national organization -- founded four years ago and based in Jenkintown -- fosters Jewish identity through the lens of gender. It had expanded its signature program, "Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing!," far beyond its local roots, establishing groups throughout the country. And donors appeared willing to...
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The board of trustees of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has approved the allocation of more than $23.2 million to a broad swath of Jewish programs, projects and institutions in the region and beyond. In a nod to grim economic realities and increased communal need, Federation shifted a greater percentage of its resources to social-service and critical-needs programs, while,...
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