Sunday, July 13, 2014 Tammuz 15, 5774
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Gari Julius Weilbacher is personally and professionally committed to fulfilling the mitzvah of hachnassat orchim (welcoming guests) to the Jewish community. The managing director of InterFaithways, who is married to a man raised in the Catholic faith, strives to help interfaith couples and their extended families make positive Jewish connections. This is the central theme behind InterFaithways' second annual Interfaith...
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Pennsylvania State Senator Mike Stack traveled to the Raymond and Miriam Klein JCC in Northeast Philadelphia on Oct. 23 to discuss long-term care options for Pennsylvania older adults and to announce increased funding for the five Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs) located throughout the Keystone State. The $200,000 in new funding will also be used to help start new NORCs...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
This Sunday morning, Nov. 2, although our clocks "fall back" to standard time, over 1,000 volunteers will "spring forward" into Mitzvah Mania 2008 -- Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's second annual day of community service. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., community members of all ages will share their energy and show their dedication to the community through acts of...
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Seventeen young men and women who are emerging leaders are being groomed for future leadership roles in the greater Philadelphia Jewish community. They have been handpicked by a steering committee comprised of high-level Federation leaders who are eager to mentor and share their insights with their successors. Veteran Jewish communal leaders Steve Cozen and Ron Rubin headed up the selection...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
"By repairing and rehabilitating homes of Jewish seniors in need, volunteers also connect the homeowners to the larger community and help ease their isolation," says Hilary Bayer. Bayer, together with Tamar Silberberg and Yoav Shiffman, chair the project Rebuilding Together Philadelphia, a centerpiece of Mitzvah Mania 2008, the second annual day of social action sponsored by the Jewish Federation of...
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