Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775
Although the calendar and the sweltering temperatures indicate that summer's in full swing, the High Holidays -- and the High Holiday Food Drive sponsored by Federation's Mitzvah Food Project -- are rapidly approaching. The annual appeal, which begins with Erev Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 8, and runs through Sept. 30, is Federation's largest community-wide food drive. Federation partners with the...
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Rabbi Hillel admonishes Jews not to separate themselves from the community. Along those lines, it seems that the leadership of Meadowlands Country Club takes these words to heart, incorporating Hillel's call to communal responsibility into its mission statement. " ... It is our goal to encourage a sincere sense of congeniality and fraternity while maintaining our exemplary record of support...
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Members of Atidim, Israel Cadets for Public Service, will travel to Philadelphia July 30 through Aug. 6 to tour historic sites; meet with legislative, arts and cultural leaders; and learn more about the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community. Federation's Center for Israel and Overseas will play host to the 11 students and staff chaperones who are participating in this unique leadership-training...
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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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