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JFL honors Selma Fiel, celebrates 65 years

MARILYN HAWKES | Staff Writer | Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 10:00 am

When Selma Fiel started with Jewish Free Loan in 1996, she had just retired for the first time. After enjoying a long career in the health-care industry working in administration at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, she and her husband moved to Arizona. They didn’t know anyone in the Valley except their children, so Fiel thought seeking part-time employment at a Jewish organization might help her meet people her age with similar interests. “I saw an ad in the paper for an administrator/bookkeeper and they hired me,” Fiel says. “The next week I was working.”

And so began Fiel’s second career. Eventually, she became the organization’s executive director, retiring in 2008. “It was a dream job,” she says.

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