Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774
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Cliff Schlesinger celebrated two milestones recently with his fellow members of Federation's Institute for Advanced Jewish Leadership during the group's mission to Israel. The "leadership field trip" marked Schlesinger's first visit to the Jewish state and the first time that he was able to float in a body of water. While lying on his back in the salty waters of...
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Amy Purdy, Jewish Federation Feature
Music was on the menu at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy cafeteria on Sunday, July 19. The Bryn Mawr-based school was the site of an alumni concert benefiting Federation's Mitzvah Food Project. This first-time event, Harmonies for Hunger Relief, raised $2,600. The musicians' gift of song will provide 326 food packages for distribution at five food pantries operated by...
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Federation's Annual High Holiday Food Drive is already gearing up. The drive, organized through the Mitzvah Food Project, is a collaboration between the project, and area synagogues and organizations. Because of the current economic downturn, the success of this annual appeal is particularly critical. "The Mitzvah Food Project has experienced a 15 percent increase in new recipients as compared to...
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In the tapestry of personal, volunteer and professional experiences that define her life, Nancy Astor Fox, the newly appointed vice chair of Federation's annual campaign, is influenced by author Gordon Zacks in his book, Defining Moments. His definition of fulfillment mirrors her own "philanthropic philosophy." Zacks writes that "fulfillment is about participating in something that's greater than you ... in...
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Debra Flax
"Are you sure you're over 60?" a male volunteer at the Klein JCC asked a woman, handing her a form to fill out. Smiling, she provided him with proof of age and residence, which were necessary in order to be eligible for this year's Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, which started throughout the city on July 13 (the Klein in...
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