Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774
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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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Clifford D. Schlesinger, also an attorney and a member of the Goldman Sachs Strategic Wealth Advisory Team, was honored at the reception with the 2008 Edward N. Polisher Award. The award, established through a bequest from Polisher to a Philadelphia-area estate-planning professional who provides distinguished service to Federation's endowment programs, recognizes Schlesinger's significant contributions to the Philadelphia Jewish community. A...
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
On November 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., thousands of Mitzvah Mania volunteers will demonstrate the power of mitzvot, good deeds, to make the world a more caring and more secure place for Jews at risk. During this second annual day of social action sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, community members of all ages will work...
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On Sunday, Oct. 26, Gratz College in Elkins Park will be the site of a revolution in Israel education. At 1 p.m. Prof. Kenneth W. Stein, president of the Center for Israel Education in Atlanta, Ga. will present a community lecture on "The Middle East: Pitfalls and Prospects For the Next Administration." Then, at 2 p.m., he will challenge Philadelphia-area...
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