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Come Together to Combat Hate

Published on November 10, 2016
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia strongly condemns the vandalism of empty storefronts in South Philadelphia yesterday which included a swastika, and the words “Seig Heil 2016.”  This form of intolerance, coming particularly on November 9th (the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass” that was a precursor to the Holocaust) has no place in our city... read more »

Melissa Greenberg Joins Jewish Federation as Chief Development Officer

Published on July 27, 2016
Melissa Greenberg
By: Marissa Stern | JE Staff Melissa Greenberg is no stranger to development positions with large organizations.   On her impressive resume is her position as director of development at the Kimmel Center, where she ran the $265 million campaign to build the center; her role as chief of staff to the president of Temple University, where she helped raise nearly $400 million for its... read more »

FJC Awards Innovative Engagement Grants to 8 Camps

Published on June 28, 2016
Source: E-Jewish Philanthropy Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) has announced the winners of the “I Belong to Jewish Camp” Innovative Engagement Initiative. The grant, funded by an anonymous donor, sought to increase the number of children attending Jewish camp and more deeply engage and welcome a more diverse camper (and their families) community. FJC received over 60 responses from overnight... read more »

July 1st Deadline to Support Jewish Schools Through Pennsylvania Tax Credit Programs

Published on June 2, 2016
By: Michael Czarnomski | JE Feature  Mark your calendars: July 1 will be Pennsylvania taxpayers’ only opportunity in fiscal year 2016-17 to support Jewish pre-schools and day schools while saving on state taxes through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs.   These programs provide... read more »

Jewish Federation to Allocate Nearly $11 Million in Grants

Published on May 26, 2016
Rena Kopelman
By: Marissa Stern | JE Staff  After announcing $21.6 million raised in unrestricted gifts, restricted funds, endowments and other sources during 2015, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia will allocate $10.7 million for grants to different programs in the region — both existing programs that previously received grants, as well as new ones.   The 2016-2017 year will... read more »