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Voorhees resident’s deployment is chance to repay America

MEET JESSE ARNSTEIN…

HOMETOWN: Voorhees SYNAGOGUE: Temple Beth Sholom FAMILY: Wife Jill; son Aaron, 12; daughter Sarah, 9 HOBBIES: Competitive running, cycling, horticulture, and photography FAVORITE WAR MOVIE: “Lone Survivor” Voorhees resident Jesse Arnstei More...

Testifying for veterans in Trenton

A recent hearing of the New Jersey Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee saw testimony from Col. More...

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Federation

YAD to honor volunteer leaders Feb. 28

The Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of Southern NJ will be honoring volunteer leaders at the Yad B’Yad Award at a celebration on Feb. 28, 2015. More...

Federation taps into the trend of pop ups

Following the successful launch of the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Philadelphia’s Thrift Boutique in the Northeast, Suzanne Levy Polikoff began the JFED Mobile ReSale Boutique, a mobile thrift store serving the South Jersey co More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

DAVID APPELL, formerly of Cherry Hill and Pompano Beach, FL, passed away on Nov. 18. Husband of the late Evelyn Appell. Father of Roz (Robert Purdy) Appell Purdy and Lynda Appell. Grandfather of Sara Millett. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10 ADATH EMANU-EL Coat Drive all month for the homeless in Burlington and Camden Counties. Call 608- 1200. Y.E.S. Club meeting led by Rabbi David at noon. Bring your lunch. Cost is $2 for members and $3 for guests. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12 TEMPLE EMANUEL Mini-Minyan and potluck dinner for grades K-3 at 6 p.m. Open to the community. RSVP to jared@templeemanuel.org. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19 TEMPLE SINAI IN CINNAMINSON More...

Columns

Social justice a highlight of NFTY-PAR Fall Kallah

TEEN SCENE

Over 20 teens from South Jersey recently joined their peers from across Pennsylvania and North Delaware for a weekend of Judaic learning and programming at NFTY-PAR Fall Kallah. More...

Kicking back in the AZA Sports League in South Jersey

BBYO BLOCK

Aleph Zadik Aleph Athletics (or AZAA) is not only a tradition throughout South Jersey Region AZA, but also a way for the guys of SJR to have a great deal of fun every Sunday from 9-11. More...

Help insure that our vibrant Jewish community continues to grow

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

Why do we all choose to live in Southern New Jersey? More...

Special Sections

VISTA Americorps volunteer relishes job helping Holocaust survivors

A newly minted college graduate, Joyce Ofori was set to move to Indonesia for the next two years with the Peace Corps when she got a nagging feeling that her destiny lay elsewhere. More...

A joyous Chanukah to all!

Chanukah begins on Tuesday evening, Dec. 16 with the lighting of the first candle on the Chanukah menorah. The eighth candle is lit on Tuesday evening, Dec. More...

Voice at the Shore

“Pajamakah” mixes social action with fun

This year’s first night of Chanukah—Tuesday, December 16—also marks the first-ever celebration of “Pajamakah.” On this night, students of Kulanu (formerly known as Hebrew High) will be allowed to wear pajamas to class, p More...

Chanukah at the Shore: a “Wonderland” for kids, adult parties, and latkes for all

Get in on the celebration! Whether you have kids, are a kid at heart, or just enjoy lighting the menorah in the company of community members, you can find a way to celebrate Chanukah with other members of the Jewish Community here at the shore. More...

Your Chanukah gift to the world

We often give gifts to loved ones on Chanukah. But how about giving a gift to the world? More...

Mideast

Eilat oil spill one of worst

An oil spill from a pipeline into a desert nature reserve near Eilat is being called one of Israel’s worst environmental disasters. More...

China to send two to Israel

The Chinese government has agreed to send two giant pandas to a zoo in Israel. More...

Israel remembers Arab expulsions

Israel for the first time marked a national day of remembrance for the hundreds of thousands of Jews who were displaced from Arab countries. More...

Life Cycles

Engagement:

COBEN-KANOFF

Dr. Robert and Ronnie Coben and Dr. Jack and Carol Kanoff of Cherry Hill, announce the engagement of their children, Emily Coben and Andrew Kanoff. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA Dinner and planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Kum Lin Chinese and Japanese Restaurant on Welsh Rd. RSVP to Jon at 787-0325. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19 CONG. BETH EL More...

Editorial

Chanukah reminds us to treasure freedom

Freedom is a theme that resonates strongly with Jewish people. Observed on may occasions and holidays, it often comes with interpretations adapted to fit the times. More...

DRY BONES…

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Letters

Synagogues must change to avoid a bleak future

Something has to change with regards to synagogues to avoid having a bleak future. Synagogue attendance and affiliation are trending down for many years combined with a diminished connection with congregants. More...

Religion Column

Shining light in an uncertain world

There’s something to be said for how many major religious traditions have holidays of light at the coldest and darkest time on the calendar year. More...