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File #: 170914    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 10/19/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 10/19/2017
Title: Recognizing and honoring Bernard "Bud" Newman, immediate past president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, for his stewardship to the organization and his service to the Jewish Community of Greater Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Gym
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Recognizing and honoring Bernard "Bud" Newman, immediate past president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, for his stewardship to the organization and his service to the Jewish Community of Greater Philadelphia.

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WHEREAS, For more than a century, the Jewish Federation has worked tirelessly to convene the community, encourage and steward the generosity of donors and make grants to meet critical needs; and

WHEREAS, The Jewish Federation serves vulnerable populations, facilitates community engagement, and promotes Jewish life and learning; and

WHEREAS, Under Newman's leadership, the Jewish Federation's financial resources have grown, and dollars have been strategically invested into programs that most effectively address the community's needs; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Newman and his dynamic professional team set the goal of making the Jewish Federation a more inclusive place and community engagement became one of their highest priorities; and

WHEREAS, Bud Newman and his team dedicated themselves to building and strengthening partnerships with individuals and organizations throughout the community; and

WHEREAS, In addition to Mr. Newman's leadership and commitment to the community, Mr. Newman and his family made a generous contribution to the Jewish Federation to assist in providing for the dozens of Jewish identity-building, educational, social service and Israel-related programs and institutions, both local and global, that the Federation supports each year; and

WHEREAS, Bud Newman is also committed to the City of Philadelphia and its thriving business community as he is the president of Newman & Co., a century-old family business located in Philadelphia that is Pennsylvania's leading recycler and supplier of rigid cardboard; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Newman is also committed to the environment and providing for those in need as he maintains a farm in New Hope and distributes the produce from his farm to the Mitzvah Food Proje...

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