Thursday, September 3, 2015 Elul 19, 5775

Truth About Allocations: Some Needs Unsatisfied I've been involved in the allocations process at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia for the last three decades, so perhaps my observations can be helpful (City & Suburb: "Federation Gives Final Nod to Slate, Allocations," Aug. 5). The process is time-consuming for the agencies, volunteers, and especially, for the staff. There is no...
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Our community was blessed this summer with the promise of youth, and most of us didn't even know it. Scattered throughout the city was a group of 33 enthusiastic high school and college students devoting their time and energy to a myriad of Jewish institutions and organizations. They were college students like Hannah Stup, whose experience working with seniors at...
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Old and New Memories of Summer Experiences The article that Lori Samlin Miller wrote, "You Can't Put a Price Tag on Family Memories" (Reflections, July 29), brought back many memories of my summer family vacations in Atlantic City, N.J. My father and I would get up early and ride bikes on the boardwalk before the beach- goers headed to the...
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By:
Jay M. Starr
The best thing ever produced by committee is the King James Bible. Its impact on the English language -- its beauty and power -- is unsurpassed. Its influence on Christian doctrine and interpretation, and especially on Protestant Christianity's role in shaping American thought and culture, is profound. Now comes a new English translation of the New Testament, including the Gnostic...
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By:
Leonard Barrac
As part of this year's funding process, the chairs and volunteers of each Center Board (Center for Social Responsibility, Center for Jewish Life and Learning and Center for Israel and Overseas) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia worked through a very difficult and challenging process, reviewing and discussing hundreds of proposals from community groups locally and overseas. As the...
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