Thursday, July 30, 2015 Av 14, 5775
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Anthony Sherr was destined to be the president of Green Valley Country Club. You might even say that it is in his gene pool. Sherr's parents, Linda and Ron Sherr, have been members of the Lafayette Hill club since 1964. The Blue Bell attorney recalls accompanying his father to his first Green Valley Federation Day dinner at the age of...
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is indebted to its Circle of Partners -- men and women who have steadfastly supported Federation as volunteers and donors for 25 years or more. Members of the Circle, which now numbers more than 3,000, participated in a June 15 celebration at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley. The program showcased the music of...
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BALAK, Numbers 22:2-25:9
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Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
The parshah known as Balak has delighted and confounded readers for centuries. This portion includes the unlikely story of a blind seer and an animal that not only sees an agent of the Holy One, but is blessed with the gift of speech, which she uses to reprimand her clueless master. The talking she-donkey, or jenny, had always seemed to...
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Across Pennsylvania, students are saying goodbye to their teachers and classmates during these final days of the school calendar. However, the promise of "See you in September" may be an empty one for some of the 44,000 children who currently attend private or parochial schools. These students receive scholarship assistance from the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. But EITC is...
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Hunger-relief concert to benefit Federation's Mitzvah Food Project
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Amy Purdy, JF Feature
On Sunday, June 27, Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy alumni and students will present the second "Harmonies for Hunger Relief" concert to benefit Federation's Mitzvah Food Project. Deena and Sara Goldstein are reprising their roles as organizers and producers for the event, which will feature performances of classic and modern Broadway, Disney, rhythm and blues, pop, jazz and original compositions...
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