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Tree Hugging on ‘Jewish Earth Day,’ from Philly to Israel

Did you know that in Israel, trees are considered so precious that you need a permit to chop one down, even if it’s on...
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SECURE Act Could Impact Your Estate and Gift Plan

The SECURE Act, (“The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019”), which became effective as of Jan. 1, is the most...

Meaningful Bar and Bat Mitzvah Project Opportunities

You’ve set the date. Your child is working on their Torah portion. You’ve called the caterer. But hang on: There’s still something important left...
JFRE Executive Committee members Jonathan Morgan and Young JFRE Chair Jessica Morgan

JFRE Celebrates 2019 Achievements

On Jan. 13, members of the Jewish Federation Real Estate group descended on P.J. Clarke’s in Center City for an evening of drinks, dinner...
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More Than 40 Enjoy Birthright Trip

    From Dec. 23 to Jan. 3, 42 22- to 26-year-olds from the Greater Philadelphia region and across the United States who had not yet...
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...