Although they live thousands of miles away, the residents of Ma'alot-Tarshicha in the Galilee region of Israel are well-acquainted with the Apter and Barrer families of Greater Philadelphia. Many local artists and art students in Israel's only Arab-Israeli joint municipality consider both families, who are long-standing donors to the Apter Barrer Arts Center, to be their "muses." Recently, the center...
Scott Berman can’t believe that he will be able to experience Birthright Israel this spring. Scott is one of the 1.4 million Americans who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the collective term for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
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.