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A girl swings on a swing while another girl pushes her

JFCS Child Welfare Program Holds First Annual Reunion Picnic

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia’s Child Welfare Program held their first annual reunion picnic. Current and former children, families, parents and...
Jay Spector, president and CEO of JEVS Human Services with Ivan Szeftel (chair), Ned Kaplin (past board chair), Ben Zuckerman (past board chair), Bill Becker and Ellen Kraftsow-Kogan (board secretary).

JEVS Recognizes Employee Terms of Service of 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 Years

JEVS recently held an Employee Recognition event, recognizing employee terms of service of 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years. Among those recognized for...
Carol Gabel, Elaine Hahn and Elaine Van Brecht

Federation Housing Residents Visit Camden Aquarium

Debra Ross, activities coordinator from Golden Slipper Gems, accompanied 80 residents from Federation Housing on a trip to the Camden Aquarium on June 26.
A woman holds a young child

Female Hebrew Benevolent Society at 200: Emergency Aid for Women Since 1819

Joyce needed help right away. A 57-year-old single Jewish woman, Joyce suffered from a raft of health problems — depression, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic pancreatitis...
bicyclists on a ride sponsored by Friends of the Arava Institute and Hazon

Bicyclists Ride Through Montgomery County

On June 30, a group of bicyclists enjoyed a 25-mile ride through Montgomery County, sponsored by Friends of the Arava Institute and Hazon. Participants...
Recipients of clothing from JFCS's Our Closet

Our Closet Pop-Up Shop Gives Clothes to Those in Need

On Sunday, June 30, the National Museum of American Jewish History hosted a pop-up shop in partnership with Our Closet. Our Closet, a program...
Philadelphia-area ZOA members

ZOA Advocacy Mission Addresses Anti-Semitism and Iran

On June 20, the Zionist Organization of America Capitol Hill Advocacy Mission focused on two themes: the normalization of anti-Semitism and actions regarding Iran....
Bruce Goodman, Brent Celek, Eli Schostak and Bob Miller at theboys town jerusalem's annual Harry Levin/Sam Rabinowitz Memorial Golf outing

Boys Town Jerusalem’s Mid-Atlantic Region’s Annual Golf Outing Raises $169K

Boys Town Jerusalem’s Mid-Atlantic Region’s annual Harry Levin/Sam Rabinowitz Memorial Golf Outing at Huntingdon Valley Country Club on June 18 raised $169,000. The funds...
Evelyn Goldhammer, NCJW Holocaust Essay Contest chair, and the winners selected at the Springfield Township Middle School: Natalie Alley, Grace Rebeck, Kalei Noonan, Sophia Glodek and Lizzie McMurray

NCJW Holds Annual Holocaust Essay Contest

The National Council of Jewish Women Greater Philadelphia Section held its annual Holocaust Essay Contest, with participation from several Philadelphia-area middle schools. Students submitted...
Gideon Aronoff, Ariana Burrows, Margo Kuno, Helene Katz, Rebecca Gellman, Susie Markowitz, Sherry Kohn and Ron Goldman at Melrose B'nai Israel Emanu-El

Masorti Foundation Director Speaks at Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El Event

Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El held its Women’s League Torah Fund Event featuring Gideon Aronoff, executive director of the Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in...