Sunday, July 13, 2014 Tammuz 15, 5774
Giving time and resources to help Jews in need
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Jessica Endy, JF Feature
In 1978, Sherrie Savett was in her 20s, a mother of a 1-year-old and just embarking on her career as a lawyer. She was asked to attend Federation's first Zachor Leadership Mission to Israel, which aimed to prepare participants to have a "Jewish conversation" about raising money to meet critical Jewish needs. Despite all the balls she was already juggling,...
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Lots of Federation 'royalty' turn out to honor Immediate Past Board Chair Beryl D. Simonson at a gala dinner
Many of Federation's former leaders turned out to honor Beryl D. Simonson, (4th from left), during his tribute dinner on Sept.17, at Temple Adath Israel. Joining in the tribute are: (from left) Edward H. Rosen, President, 1981-1984; Bennett L. Aaron, President, 1984-1987; Miriam A. Schneirov, President, 1987-1990; Simonson, Immediate Past Board Chairman; Andrea Adelman, Board Chair 2002-2004; Michael R. Belman,...
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By:
Jessica Endy, JF Feature
When most mothers are asked by their adult children for money, their initial feeling is dread, immediately followed by the need to determine where they went wrong. In Lois Schwartz's case, when her adult son, Robert, asked her for $150,000, she couldn't have been prouder. Robert, along with his philanthropic and life partner, Judith Creed, founded Federation's newly launched Philadelphia...
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It was bashert that Robert Schwartz and Barbara and Jay Satz would become the closest of friends. Their relationship was predestined by a number of fluky family and business connections that they often laugh about during their frequent dinner dates. Barbara Satz recalls growing up in South Philadelphia where she would often encounter Schwartz's great-grandfather walking to shul. "He had...
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Volunteer on Sunday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the following social action projects: · Spruce up a section of Fairmount Park. · Repair and winterize homes for at-risk seniors. Seal drafty windows and doors, replace light bulbs and assist with other household tasks. · Help prepare blizzard bags and breakfast bags for seniors; make and share an...
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