Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774

Lynn B. Edelman

Jewish Federation Feature Writer
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Israel and Jewish studies are two of Harris Devor's greatest passions. "I have considered myself a Zionist since I was a kid," Devor says, noting that Israel's Six-Day War with Egypt, Jordan and Syria "motivated my life-long commitment to the safety and security of our Jewish homeland." Federation's Philadelphia Israel Scholars Program, which Devor chairs, presents a "golden opportunity" for...
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Mark I. Solomon is passionate about his two decades of involvement with Yemin Orde, an Israeli youth village that provides both a home and a future to 500 children and teens from all over the world. During his tenure on the board of the Friends of Yemin Orde -- a network of men and women who provide financial support and...
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Seventy-one current and future leaders of the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community met recently at the home of Paul and Aviva Silberberg with one clear goal -- to boost philanthropy and acts of tikkun olam. These young men and women, members of Federation's Renaissance Group Major Gifts Circle, met with great success -- pledging $304,337 for the 2009 Jewish Federation annual...
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For Bill Mills, president of PNC for Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, corporate philanthropy is a classic "win-win" situation. "PNC is an important stakeholder in the Greater Philadelphia region, where thousands of our employees and customers live and work," he said. "The more we can do to make our community a better place, the better PNC will do, and the...
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Jews locally and around the world recently celebrated Passover -- a holiday resonant with themes of exodus and freedom. Thanks to the success of Project Warmth, a philanthropic initiative launched this winter through the generosity of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Family Foundation, 750 low-income members of the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community (657 adults and 93 children) were liberated from...
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Profile

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.

 

 

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