Philadelphia was one of the first American cities to conduct a public Yizkor ceremony for Holocaust victims and erect a monument in their honor. This year's program will include remarks from guest speaker James Young, readings and musical performances.
Numerous Philadelphia-area families enjoyed a March 9 morning program at NEST in Center City that included balloon making, a pizza lunch with hamantashen for dessert and a story hour featuring PJ Library books.
More than $800,000 was raised for Birthright Israel at a Center City party featuring Charles R. Bronfman, co-founder of the program that sends Jewish young adults on free 10-day trips to the Jewish state.
Lynn serves as director of public and corporate communications for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
Media relations is one of her chief responsibilities and greatest loves. Each week, she is responsible for developing feature stories for the Federation section profiling initiatives that have impacted the lives of Jews here, in Israel and in the former Soviet Union.
She also writes about the men and women who volunteer their time, talent and resources to ensure that Federation is able to raise the funds it needs to make a difference.