Jewish Federation

A Mitzvah of the Highest Order: The Dignified Burial Fund

When Harriette died last summer at age 75, no one came to claim her. The formerly homeless woman had struggled with mental illness and...

‘Community Portrait’ Study Evaluates Population

A “Community portrait” study of the Greater Philadelphia Jewish population is underway to help identify and meet needs for services and engagement. The study, which...

From Pittsburgh to Selma: Civil Rights Through a Jewish Lens

“When the shooting in Pittsburgh happened, it was a wakeup call for me as a Jew,” Jan Kushner, 33, said. “It brought up an...

Take a Sephardic Intercultural Musical Journey

As a boy growing up in Be’er Sheva, Israel, Shmuel Elbaz discovered his love for the mandolin. The nimble, ringing sound of the mandolin makes...

Super Sunday Exceeds Fundraising Goal

On Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., more than 600 caring and enthusiastic members of our communities signed on to join the...

What is the NORC?

In Northeast Philadelphia, there’s a free retirement community — one where older adults can age safely and with dignity in their very own homes,...

Making Philly More Accessible

As the mother of a 16-year old autistic son, Gabrielle Kaplan-Meyer understands the way disabilities can pose challenges for families partaking in Jewish communal...

Super Sunday Volunteers Sought

Show your family the value of volunteerism. Bring them to one of our five Super Sunday locations on Feb. 24 and do a mitzvah...

Summer Camp a Generational Experience

Believe it or not, summer is right around the corner. And for local families, happy memories of summers spent at local Jewish day and...

JFRE Hosts Annual Members Dinner

On Jan. 23, the Jewish Federation Real Estate affinity group (JFRE) hosted its annual members dinner at the Estia restaurant in Radnor. Nearly 100...