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On Aug. 30, a full-day Jewish child-care program in Center City will become a reality as the Buerger Early Learning Center officially opens its doors. The center, to be located at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, 619 N. Broad St., represents a partnership between the synagogue and Federation Early Learning Services. Maddy Malis, FELS president and CEO, says that community response to...
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Among the local entities learning to deal with cuts in the upcoming fiscal year is the "One Book, One Jewish Community" program, which saw its funds from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia drop by 80 percent, from $100,000 to $20,000. Other adult-education programs saw their Federation funding completely eliminated. The upcoming year will be the program's fourth, but Rabbi...
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David J. Adelman, chair of JFRE, the Federation affinity group for professionals in real estate or allied trades, invites JFRE members and prospective members to a complimentary networking breakfast at the Sugar House Casino, Philadelphia's newest entertainment attraction. The Nov. 4 program, which begins at 8:30 a.m., will feature a private tour of the Delaware Avenue facility, plus an exclusive...
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How does the Philadelphia-area community's central fundraising body go about parceling out millions of dollars for local, national and international needs? It's a question many may be wondering as this year's funding process culminated last week with a vote by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's board of directors to approve the allocation of $16.3 million in unrestricted funds to...
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Deciding which Jewish organizations and programs receive communal funding -- and how much -- has always been a difficult call. This year, volunteers and professionals described the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's allocation process as downright "impossible." That's because the funds -- which comes from unrestricted dollars raised from the Jewish community -- shrank from last year by 14 percent,...
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