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Federation

Lion of Judah to see “Bad Jews” on November 5

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey is hosting a dinner and theatre event for its Lion of Judah members on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. More...

Teens take part in all-night “THON” for Community Mitzvah Day

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, along with BBYO of South Jersey, NFTY, and USY, hosted a Teen Mitzvah-a-thon in conjunction with Community Mitzvah Day. More...

Second Community Mitzvah Day sees hundreds help thousands

Five local synagogues, the Jewish Federation & its family of agencies, and a host of community organizations participated in the Oct. 19 Community Mitzvah Day. The second annual event was bigger and better than last year. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 ADATH EMANU-EL Program on “How to Get You Kid into the Right College Without Really Trying” from 6- 9 p.m. Free of charge and open to the community. Contact Jon Kleinman at jkleinman@jfedsnj.org. CONG. BETH EL More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7 ADATH EMANU-EL Family Shabbat Service at 7 p.m. Call 608-1200. CONG. M’KOR SHALOM Tot Shabbat at 6:30 p.m. Call 424-4220. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM More...

Columns

Let us work together to build and strengthen our community

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

I am honored and excited to serve as the 40th president of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey. More...

Jodie’s Jewce

All the buzz on your favorite Jewish celebrities

The fall season starts out with lots of exciting baby news, Israel getting back to normal, and one of our tribe’s best funnymen leaving the big screen for the little screen. Let’s get to the Jewce: MAZEL More...

BBYOers spend weekend honing leadership skills

BBYO BLOCK

South Jersey Region BBYO has always stressed leadership development as one of the most important parts of a prosperous region, and through its importance, SJR has thrived. More...

Voice at the Shore

Allstate’s Lieberman finds unique way to give back

Good business people are always trying to think outside the box—and David Lieberman, an Allstate agent and owner of David Lieberman Financial Services in Somers Point, did just that when he found a unique way to raise $1,800 for Jewish Family S More...

Beth Judah youth celebrate Sukkot

It was a beautiful morning in Ventnor on Sunday, October 12, when Congregation Beth Judah's Kadima and Garanim youth group kids (grades 2-7) decorated the Sukkah and had “Pizza in the Hut&rdquo More...

Shore JCC to host vegan community Thanksgiving feast

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a “gentle vegan” kosher feast at The Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center in Margate on Thursday, November 27, from noon to 3 p.m. More...

Local leadership summit kickstarts sustainability efforts

It was appropriate that leaders from the Jewish Federation and its family of agencies, area synagogues, and the local political world gathered Oct. 19 at the Jewish Community Campus for a Sustainability Summit. More...

Groundbreaking at new Rutgers Hillel

An architect’s rendering of the Eva and Arie Halpern Hillel House at Rutgers University. More...

Local News

Voorhees father of four volunteers for Israel on IDF base

MEET RON SAFIER…

AGE:48 FAMILY:Wife Jennifer & sonsJacob, Adam, Matthewand Sam HOBBIES:Baseball, traveling,scuba diving and skiing FAVORITE ISRAELIFOODS:Falafel and Schwarma FAVORITE EXPERIENCE IN ISRAEL:Kabbalat Shabbatat the Kotel More...

Herzl Hadassah celebrates in the sukkah

Herzl Hadassah held its Oct. 13 meeting in Cong. M’kor Shalom’s sukkah. More...

TALK TO US…

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Life Cycles

Celebrations

B’nai Mitzvah: ADATH EMANU-EL MATTHEW DANIEL BORRELLI, son of Christopher Smith and Andrea Klein, on Oct. 11. SHAYNA SIMON, daughter of Laura Simon, on Oct. 18. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

WILLIAM HERSH, of Jackson, formerly of Cherry Hill, died on Oct. 18. Husband of Jean Hersh. Father of Stephen (Linda) Hersh and Eric Hersh. Grandfather of Jason (Danielle) Hersh, Matthew Hersh, Lauren (Derek) Hoermann and Amanda (Michael) Luterzo. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA Trip to Lost River Caverns in Bucks County. Carpool from the Target store on Bustleton Ave. at 10:30 a.m. Dinner afterwards. Call Janet at 267- 205-6651. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16 SJ JEWISH SINGLES More...

Editorial

Elections are too important to stay home on the sidelines

EDITORIALS…

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, people across the United States will go to the polls to choose members of congress, governors, and a host of elected officials who will represent their constituents in the halls of power. More...

DRY BONES…

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Letters

Israel and American Jewry are inextricably linked

As an American Jew, who is the same age as modern Israel, I have noticed an alarming trend for much of my adult life. My early consciousness was filled with memories of how proud my fellow Jews were of the State of Israel. More...

Religion Column

Secrets about the world and the journey of life

Parshat Lech Lecha Gen. 12:1-17:27 More...