Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Elul 17, 5775
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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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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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