Saturday, August 1, 2015 Av 16, 5775
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Jessica Endy, Jewish Federation Feature
Last week's article on Connie and Joe Smukler ended with the couple's entree into the Soviet Jewry movement. This week's article, the final in the three-part series, further explores their involvement in both Soviet Jewry and broader communal issues, and how they are helping to inspire Jewish continuity. The Smuklers are being honored for their outstanding accomplishments on Tuesday, Feb...
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Jessica Endy, Jewish Federation Feature
A strong community doesn't just exist. It must be established and cultivated through hard work. Thankfully for both the local and global Jewish community, Connie and Joe Smukler understand the work it takes -- and over the past 50 years have dedicated their own blood, sweat and tears to significantly strengthening the Jewish world. For their efforts to transform Jewish...
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Lynn B. Edelman, Jewish Federation Feature
The current calendar year is drawing to a close. Many, in good faith, had resolved to make 2010 gifts of cash, stocks, mutual funds, real estate and other appreciated assets to Federation to help assure the future of the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community. It's not too late to act on these good intentions and realize significant tax savings. Congress has...
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Rabbi David Saperstein, director and chief legal counsel at the Union for Reform Judaism's Religious Action Council for more than 30 years, was honored recently by Federation's Jewish Community Relations Council with the Council's coveted Jules Cohen Memorial Award. Saperstein, who was named by Newsweek magazine in 2009 as the most influential rabbi in the United States, received the award...
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Talia Lidar, Federation's Israel representative, just wrapped up a two-week trip to the United States where she attended the Jewish Federations of North America's General Assembly in New Orleans, and met with staff at Federation and several local agencies whose programs and initiatives are supported by the Federation annual campaign. She shared news about the success of several projects that...
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