Sunday, April 19, 2015 Nisan 30, 5775
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Each year, Forbes magazine runs a special issue profiling men and women deemed "Heroes of Philanthropy." In the latest edition, 48 of the world's most generous were selected, four individuals representing 12 countries across the globe. Some were extremely wealthy; others had moderate incomes with a wealth of innovative ideas and resources. Despite a very challenging global economy, all have...
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Magazine publisher and one-time presidential candidate Steve Forbes is cautiously optimistic about the state of the economy and the future of charitable giving. "The economy is growing. There is going to be no double-dip recession, but there are very severe obstacles in the face of the economy, which is why it's been a very slow recovery," said Forbes, chairman and...
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SugarHouse Casino CEO Greg Carlin took the red-eye from corporate headquarters in Chicago to give 150 members and prospective members of Jewish Federation Real Estate (JFRE) the inside story behind the development of Philadelphia's newest Delaware River waterfront entertainment attraction. Carlin served as the keynote speaker for the Nov. 4 breakfast networking reception, which was sponsored by the JFRE affinity...
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When agunah -rights activist Laura Shaw Frank stepped to the podium after the screening of "Mekudeshet: Sentenced to Marriage," you could have heard a pin drop. The women, members and guests of Federation's Women of Vision, the Jewish Women's Foundation of Greater Philadelphia, were, according to WOV program co-chair Penni Blaskey, "stunned into silence by the desperate plight of the...
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In response to last week's revelation of terrorist plots involving synagogues in Chicago through air-mailed explosives, a number of Philadelphia Jewish facilities have enhanced slightly or maintained the status quo of their security standards, according to a random sampling of area synagogues and organizations. At Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, "we have had in place a package-receipt system for...
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