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A look inside an Israeli shofar factory

GIVAT YOAV, Golan Heights— Shimon Keinan has a business to run. He doesn’t have time to teach you how to blow the shofar. More...

Local News

Jay Roberts Jewelers is in the business of making people happy

MEET JAKE SPIGELMAN & JAY GOLDE…

Business partners for nearly 30 years, Jake Spigelman and Jay Golde don’t mind if customers sometimes confuse one for the other. More...

JCC Social Singles see noted collection

At its August meeting, the Katz JCC Social Singles were treated to numerous examples of Sandy Marrone’s sheet music collection, one of the most extensive private collections in the world. 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

Why more Israelis are moving to the US: and what Israel is doing about it

NEW YORK—Six years ago, the Israeli government released a series of controversial ads to show its expatriates that they would never feel at home in the United States. More...

Israeli group honored for hurricane cleanup

A team of volunteers from Israel’s Zaka search-and-rescue organization is in Houston to help with the cleanup in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.  The eight-member team will be joined by four more volunteers in the coming days, the organizati More...

Government argues against transportation

Public transportation on Shabbat is not an essential need, Israel’s government told the Supreme Court in response to a lawsuit.  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

MELVIN R. GOLDSTEIN, 92, passed away on Aug. 30. Husband of 66 years of the late Selma Goldstein. He is survived by his sons, Dr. Jack (Brenda), Dr. Marc (Arlene), and Michael, Esq. (Emily). More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 ADATH EMANU-EL Sisterhood Meet and Greet from 7-9 p.m. Call Renae at 439- 6630. Purchase a $5 Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Shopping Pass from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. and get 25% off your purchase. Call 608-1200. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15  CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19  KATZ JCC  More...

Columns

Tax credit approval at 1721 Springdale brings housing one big step closer

FEDERATION 411

We here at the Jewish Federation are thrilled to announce that our project to build affordable housing for older adults and adults with special needs is one big step closer to becoming a reality. More...

A Rosh Hashanah toast to our family and to everyone: ‘L’chaim, to life!’

SALLY’S WORLD

Our oldest daughter and her husband will be late because Jill and Jeff always are. More...

Help remove hunger’s seat from the tables of area families

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

Remember when you were a child, and you looked forward to seeing what mom or dad packed in your lunch for school? Maybe it was the way they made the sandwich—extra mayo, a slice of yummy cheese, or a pickle? More...

Special Sections

L'Shanah Tovah

Full Story

Hug a chicken and 4 other twists on traditional rituals

NEW YORK— Picture services for the High Holidays: A roomful of congregants sitting with heavy books in their laps listening to a rabbi sermonize or a cantor chant is what likely comes to mind. Baking pizza? Embracing a chicken under a tree? More...

Voice at the Shore

Teens and seniors mix and do mitzvahs at Seashore Gardens Living Center

When you put seniors and teens together under the right circumstances, magical things can happen. Boundless teenage energy is infectious and much appreciated by the seniors, and the appreciation of elders brings out the best in the teens. More...

Shirat Hayam building will hold Conservative and Reform High Holiday services

Call it a beautiful beginning. More...

Community Selichot service at Shirat Hayam Sept. 16

The Community Selichot Service, which spiritually prepares worshippers for the upcoming High Holidays, will be hosted this year at Shirat Hayam in Ventnor on Saturday night, September 16. More...

Federation

Aleph Home Care: Part of the family

Aleph Home Care makes an impact every day in lives of older adults and their families. When you become a client, you become part of the Aleph family. A client’s brother- and sister-in-law wrote:  More...

National Liberty Museum site of event

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey is pleased to announce that The Event for Major Gifts will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m. More...

World News

Felicity Jones replaces Portman in Ginsburg biopic

British actress Felicity Jones will portray Jewish Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a biopic after Natalie Portman dropped out.  Shooting of “On the Basis of Sex” was slated to begin this month in Montreal, according to V More...

Ukrainian authorities prepare for Uman pilgrimage

Ukrainian authorities are preparing for a record pilgrimage by tens of thousands of Jews gathering in the city of Uman for Rosh Hashanah.  Authorities are expecting up to 40,000 Jewish pilgrims ahead of the Jewish New Year, which this year falls More...

Brooklyn Orthodox shul hires woman spiritual leader

A modern Orthodox synagogue in Brooklyn has hired a woman as its spiritual leader, the latest in a handful of Orthodox synagogues to hire a woman to a clergy position.  More...

Editorial

Recent natural disasters make this an especially poignant High Holidays

Among the beautiful traditions observed during the Days of Awe, tashlich, the symbolic casting off of sins, may feel even more poignant this Rosh Hashanah. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

From Rome to Charlottesville, a statue is never just a statue

NEW YORK—French historian Pierre Nora spent his life describing and explaining “places of memory,” sites commemorating significant moments in the history of a community that continue to resonate and transform from generation to gene More...

Religion Column

Our opportunity to reflect on who we choose to be

I have young children, and on a recent morning, one of my boys awakened earlier than I would have liked, and when one of them is awake, very quickly both of them are awake. More...