Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775

Lynn B. Edelman

Jewish Federation Feature Writer
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In the tapestry of personal, volunteer and professional experiences that define her life, Nancy Astor Fox, the newly appointed vice chair of Federation's annual campaign, is influenced by author Gordon Zacks in his book, Defining Moments. His definition of fulfillment mirrors her own "philanthropic philosophy." Zacks writes that "fulfillment is about participating in something that's greater than you ... in...
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Eileen Hildenbrand, chairperson of the English Department at Lansdale Catholic High School, expressed her delight at learning that her school will soon receive a coveted prize from the sponsors of the recent Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition on the Holocaust -- the Clara Isaacman Memorial Holocaust Trunk: "This generous gift, valued at more than $1,500, will provide our students with...
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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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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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