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Mideast

After conflict, Israel’s Arab minority fears rising discrimination over Gaza stance

BEERSHEBA, Israel—Handcuffed to a wooden chair in the middle of the night, Rafat Awaysha still wasn’t sure what crime he had committed. He had announced a demonstration against the war in Gaza in a July 11 Facebook post. More...

Yaalon makes Azerbaijan visit

Moshe Yaalon became the first Israeli defense minister to visit the central Asian country of Azerbaijan. He arrived in Baku for two days of meetings with top government officials. More...

Israel, U.S. conduct test

Israel and the United States conducted a test of the Arrow 2 interceptor missile. The test by Israel’s Missile Defense Organization and the U.S. More...

World News

Warsaw monument to honor heroic Poles

A design competition will be held for a memorial in Warsaw to Poles who saved Jews during World War II. Sigmund Rolat of the Remembrance and Future Foundation announced the competition in Warsaw. More...

Belarus town honors Eliezer Ben Yehuda

A ceremony honoring Eliezer Ben Yehuda, the father of modern Hebrew, was held in the presence of Israeli dignitaries in a Belarussian town connected to his past. More...

New NYPD sergeant highest ranking Hasid

A Hasidic New York Police Department officer was promoted to sergeant, making him the department’s highest-ranking Hasid ever. Joel Witriol of Brooklyn attended the promotion ceremony in traditional Hasidic garb, according to the New York Post. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

DR. JACK GOLDSTEIN, of Cherry Hill, died on Aug. 21. Husband of Bernadette Goldstein. Father of Stephanie Goldstein, Heather Friedrichs and Jennifer Stalbaum. Grandfather of Lexi, Ava, Jordyn and Matthew. More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 CONG. BETH TIKVAH Bingo every week at 7:15 p.m. Call 983-8090. THE CHABAD CENTER Women’s Cooking Demo and Dinner at 7:30 p.m. at the Cherry Hill location. Cost is $18. RSVP to www.thechabadcenter.org/jwc. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 SJ JEWISH SINGLES Paid-up Membership Brunch at Prospectors at noon. Call Judy at 609-953-8649. More...

Editorial

Rosh Hashanah offers an opportunity for both introspection and action

The new Jewish year arrives on the eve of Wednesday, Sept. 24. As we do every Rosh Hashanah, Jews approach this time of year as an opportunity for introspection and goal setting. More...

DRY BONES…

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Give up the guilt: A proposal for the New Year

SAN FRANCISCO (MyJewish- Learning.com) — Here is a radical proposal for the New Year: Forget the guilt and instead lean into what you love to become the best possible version of yourself. More...

Religion Column

What is next for our community in 5775?

So which is it: High Holidays or High Holy Days? This debate often flares up around the Temple Beth Sholom office as we prepare for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. People’s preference usually depends on what they said growing up. More...

Bernard Platt to receive Federation’s highest honor on Oct. 19

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Rosh Hashanah: A shofar’s call makes connections beyond the synagogue

LOS ANGELES— In preparation for the High Holidays last year, my community sent its shofar blower on the road. During the month of Elul, in the runup to Rosh Hashanah, we are supposed to hear the shofar blown every day except Shabbat. More...

Local News

Cherry Hill native’s music inspires youth group reunion

MEET ROB MARKOFF…

FAMILY: Parents, Linda and (the late) Dr. Morton Markoff; wife Adriane; son Leo. More...

Kids & and parents enjoy return to school

School is back in full swing at the Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center at the Katz JCC, and a year of fun, learning, and friends is in store for everyone. More...

TALK TO US…

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Federation

Can You Imagine what life would be like without…?

Can you imagine aging into retirement without the cultural events and classes at the JCC to keep your mind, body, and spirit young? More...

Help us pick up the pieces in Israel

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Life Cycles

ETTINGER-URBAN

Wedding:

Michele and Joel Ettinger of Cherry Hill and Tim and Toni Urban of Des Moines, IA announce the marriage of their children, Alexis Blair Ettinger to Jonathan Seth Urban. More...

GOLDSMITH-SPIRA GUTNER

Engagement:

Cathy Schriber-Goldsmith and Steven Goldsmith of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenny Morgan Goldsmith to Benjamin Spira- Gutner, son of Susan Spira and Mark Gutner of Syosset, NY. Jenny graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL WILLIAM ISAAC BLUM, son of Michael and Heather Blum, on Sept. 13. OWEN HARTMAN, son of Neil and Lauren Hartman, on Sept. 20. MAYA KARES, daughter of Brian and Dana Kares, on Sept. 27. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 ADATH EMANU-EL Tot Shabbat at 6 p.m. Open to the community. Call 608- 1200. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Sunday Funday at 9 a.m. in the Noah’s Ark Playroom. Details at www.tbsonline.org/sundayfundays. More...

Columns

BBYO teens gather down the shore to start new year

BBYO BLOCK

After a relaxing, engaging and overall amazing Kickoff, South Jersey Region BBYO is off to a fantastic start of the new programming year. More...

A profound thank-you to my Federation family during my year of loss

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

With Rosh Hashanah approaching, we begin to reflect on the year that is drawing to a close. More...

Jodie’s Jewce

All the buzz on your favorite Jewish celebrities

The Jews lost a living legend this month, but we know she would want all of us to keep on laughing and enjoying all the latest Jewce: RIP More...

Voice at the Shore

Seniors’ hopes for the New Year: Peace in Israel

What are your hopes for the Jewish New Year? For most of the seniors asked this question at an Annual Bazaar Fundraiser held at the H.G. Rosin Center last month, the answer was the same: Peace in Israel. More...

Bringing Israel to the Jersey shore

Although Israel is over 5,000 miles away from the Jersey Shore, it should soon feel much closer. More...

Shabbat Candlelighting Times For the Shore

Friday, Sept. 196:42 p.m. Friday, Sept. 266:30 p.m. More...