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Legendary local point guard inducted into Jewish Hall of Fame

MEET SAM JACOBS…

FAMILY: Wife Lisa; children Eliza, 18; Max, 16, and Isabelle, 14 FAVORITE BASKETBALL TEAMS: San Antonio Spurs and Philadelphia 76ers (although they’re hard to root for now.) FAVORITE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Andrew Toney More...

Voice receives prestigious award

Jewish Federation of Atlantic & Cape May Counties Senior Vice President and President-elect Steven Scherzer (left) presented the One Jewish Community Award to the Jewish Community Voice. More...

TALK TO US…

‘Who’s news?’ will appear on this page of every issue of the Voice. Does anyone you know belong here? More...

Mideast

Female Arab-Israeli among torch lighters

An Arab-Israeli woman was among the 12 Israelis to light a torch at this year’s official Independence Day ceremony. Lucy Aharish, 33, is the first Muslim- Arab news anchor on Israeli television. More...

Body of Israeli retrieved by buddies

The body of Israeli hiker Or Asraf was retrieved from a remote area of Nepal and was returned to Israel. The Israel rescue teams took the body extracted from a rocky mountainside in the Langtang area and airlifted it to Kathmandu. More...

Netanyahu meets Ethiopian soldier

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the Ethiopian-Israeli soldier who was beaten by police officers for coming out against violence, calling it “true leadership.” Netanyahu met with Damas Pakada, whose beating was captured o More...

Life Cycles

LINDEN-SCOTT

Engagements:

Dr. Charles A. and Cheryl Scott of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their son, Jonathan Reed Scott, to Andrea Rochelle Linden, daughter of Dr. Ron Linden and Dr. Cynthia Gossin of Toronto, Canada. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, MAY 15 CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916. SATURDAY, MAY 16 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA More...

Editorial

Netanyahu’s new coalition government faces challenges

EDITORIALS…

Israel’s new government has a difficult road ahead given both its narrow mandate and uniform composition in the divided Knesset. More...

DRY BONES… A Simple Truth

Full Story

How my family navigates being equally black & Jewish

“So, considering the two constituencies, what time do you think this event will REALLY start?” my smart-ass 15-year-old asked as he, my husband, our two younger kids and I were walking to a dinner celebrating 25 years of the Upper West Si More...

Religion Column

May this Jerusalem Day rekindle our emotional connection

“Har Habayit B’yadenu, the Temple Mount is in our possession,” crackled over the walkietalkie with the emotion-filled voice of IDF Chief Rabbi Shlomo Goren on June 5, 1967/28 Iyar 5727. The Jewish people. More...

 

Har Zion to be honored for 65 years at New Lisbon

In 1950, two Temple Har Zion congregants took on the volunteer job of caring for the Jewish residents of the New Lisbon Developmental Center, a state institution for men with intellectual disabilities situated on the edge of the Pinelands in Burling More...

Eagles open on Rosh Hashanah

The 2014-15 NFL season ended on a bitter note for the Seattle Seahawks. This year, Jewish fans are bitter about the opening day schedule. More...

Voice at the Shore

Federation installs Steven Scherzer as new president

The Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties installed Steven Scherzer as its new president at its Annual Meeting at the Linwood Country Club on April 23. More...

Quintessential Jewish mom, Andrea Poetsch, directs Number the Stars at Beth Judah

Next week, following on the heels of Mother’s Day, Congregation Beth Judah will present a play whose main characters are mothers and daughters who must make difficult decisions to protect people they love from being captured by Nazis. More...

Shabbat Candlelighting Times for the Shore:

Friday, May 15 -7:47 p.m. Friday, May 22 -7:53 p.m. More...

World News

Presidents Conference visits Argentina Jews

A delegation of U.S. Jewish leaders visited Buenos Aires to express its solidarity with Jewish leaders in Argentina amid tensions with the government. More...

Telecommunications firm launches cybersecurity yeshiva

A New Jersey telecommunications firm will launch a cybersecurity yeshiva at its Newark headquarters to teach computer science alongside the Torah. The IDT Corp. said it will open the yeshiva for some 40 students in September. More...

Israeli-American chef wins top U.S. food prize

Israeli-American chef Alon Shaya was named best chef in the South by the James Beard Foundation. The prize is America’s top prize for food. Shaya, 37, broke through as the winner after being a finalist. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

MARILYN CORNEZ, of Willingboro, passed away Apr. 23. Wife of the late Eugene Cornez. Mother of Elaine (David) Blau and Linda (Jim) Kutsubus. Grandmother of Michelle Blau, Ariel Blau, Jonathan Blau, Beth (Robert) Graves and Matthew Callo. More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, MAY 14 CONG. BETH TIKVAH Bingo every week at 7:15 p.m. Call 983-8090. FRIDAY, MAY 15 TEMPLE EMANUEL Mini-Minyan Dinner at 6:15 p.m. The synagogue provides the chicken; participants provide the sides. Visit www.templeemanuel.org. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, MAY 15 ADATH EMANU-EL My Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. for families with young children. Open to the community. Call 608-1200. TEMPLE EMANUEL More...

Voice Camp Guide 2015

CAMP GAN ISRAEL More...

Columns

Grooming the next generation of leaders is vital for our future

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

Who’s next? More...

Incredible March of the Living reinforces pride in being Jewish

BBYO BLOCK

As far as the eye could see were thousands of Israeli flags. Some waved triumphantly in the air, some were wrapped around shoulders or worn like capes, and some were simply held close to the heart. More...

Israeli company brings ‘startup nation’ spirit to tikkun olam

COMPUSCHMOOZE

A recent best-selling book called Israel “Startup Nation,” and now a new Israeli investment company hopes to couple that nickname with the concept of tikkun olam by investing in Israeli technology startups developing products and services More...

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