Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Iyyar 16, 5775
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Sara Minkoff, president of Women's Philanthropy, told the more than 135 Lions of Judah -- women who contribute a minimum personal gift of $5,000 to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's annual campaign -- that they have the power to transform lives every day through their philanthropic support. She recalled for the group, who gathered on Oct. 20 at Philadelphia's...
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Congregation Beth Or, a Reform synagogue in Maple Glen, raised a record $13,000 during its summer "Oy Vey 5K," a race/walk that drew more than 300 participants. Proceeds from this fifth annual event, which was run by the synagogue with financial support from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, benefited three charitable organizations. Federation's Mitzvah Food Project received $4,300 from...
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Dr. Marsha B. Edelman, JE Feature
Age has its privileges, and there are tangible benefits to growing older. Yet many Jewish Philadelphians ages 60 and older are not receiving the full complement of federal and state benefits to which they are entitled. A new partnership forged between the BenePhilly Enrollment Center and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia aims to correct this situation. Brian Gralnick, director...
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You don't have to be Jewish to be a mensch. Frank Ash uses this Yiddish term -- which means "a good person" -- to describe his friend and sometimes golf partner, Ted Peters, chairman and chief executive officer of Bryn Mawr Trust Company and Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation. On Sunday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m., Ash will introduce Peters to...
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Steve Forbes, chairman and chief executive officer of Forbes Media and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, will be the keynote speaker for a special evening of community celebration hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. The Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue will be the site of this Dec. 7 program, which is designed as "an opportunity for volunteers and donors to...
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