Jewish Federation

kids roast marshmallows at camp

Why Jewish Summer Camp? Five Good Reasons to Give it a Try

1. Jewish overnight camp is more affordable than you think. The joy of summer camp should be available to everyone. That’s why we offer One...
Beverly Socher-Lerner work with children on the Hebrew alphabet

Joyful Jewish Learning in Philadelphia

When Beverly Socher-Lerner was 9, she loved Jewish learning so much that she decided she’d one day open a Hebrew school. She wasted no...
Eric D. Fingerhut speaks at FedLab

Local Leader Believes JFNA’s FedLab a Deep Dive Laboratory for the Jewish Future

Local leader Gail Norry can tell you that FedLab wasn’t an ordinary conference. Nor was it designed to be. Last winter, the leadership of the Jewish...
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Birthright Alumni Enjoy Inaugural Party

On Saturday, Dec. 14, over 100 people descended on The Foundry at The Filmore for a fun-filled night of food, friends, dancing and drinks....
Halle Germany

How You Helped Save Jews in Halle, Germany

On Yom Kippur this year, at a synagogue filled with worshippers in the small city of Halle, Germany, prayers were interrupted by a heavily...
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The Three Hidden Benefits of Volunteering

You already know that by volunteering, we improve the lives of others. But did you know that when we roll up our sleeves to...
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Year-End Tax Planning a Must

Year-end is always an advantageous time to review certain strategies to reduce overall income tax liability. And now that it has been almost two...
Main Event Co-Chairs Warren Klein and Jamie Klein, Jewish Federation Board Chair Susanna Lachs Adler and Main Event Co-Chairs Amy Brownstein and Marc Brownstein NextGen Event Co-Chairs Brett Benton and Allison Benton, speaker Bari Weiss and NextGen Chair Matt Shipon

Main Event a Night to Remember

On Nov. 14, more than 850 people descended on the Kimmel Center for the Jewish Federation’s Main Event. The program highlighted Jewish Federation’s work...
Matzi Ben-Maimon and JFRE Executive Committee chair Matt Pestronk

Jewish Federation Real Estate Tours Pod Philly

On Nov. 7, the Jewish Federation Real Estate (JFRE) affinity group had the exclusive opportunity to get a firsthand look of the Pod Philly...
Bari Weiss

The Main Event: Get Up Close and Personal With a NYT Op-Ed Writer

Each year, the Main Event is where the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community gathers to celebrate our unity and pride. Some years, it’s been a...