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Voorhees teen changed his life through bodybuilding

MEET RHETT ZEID…

FAMILY: Parents Randy and Tracey, sister Reagan, 14 SYNAGOGUE: Temple Beth Sholom FAVORITE MUSCLE GROUP TO WORK OUT: Back FAVORITE FOOD HE MAKES: Protein pancakes FAVORITE CHEAT FOOD: Ben & Jerry’s “The Tonight Dough” FAVORITE P More...

Entebbe rescue operation commemorated

A July 5 program in Philadelphia commemorated the 40th anniversary of Israel’s dramatic Entebbe rescue mission. 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

How ‘hard-liner’ Netanyahu pulled off a trifecta

WASHINGTON—The conventional wisdom has it that earning the sobriquet “the most right-wing government in Israeli history” does not lead to diplomatic successes. More...

Saudi center ranks Hebrew University #1

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem was ranked as the best university in the Middle East, according to the Center for World University Rankings based in Saudi Arabia. More...

Historic discovery of Philistine cemetery

Archaeologists in southern Israel have uncovered a Philistine cemetery, making an unprecedented discovery. The discovery followed 30 years of work in the Ashkelon National Park by the Leon Levy Expedition. More...

World News

Meet a Namibian cyclist pedaling for a diverse Israeli team

PHILADELPHIA— Growing up in Namibia, Dan Craven would bicycle long distances upon the only two paved roads in his hometown of Omaruru—80 miles heading north to Otjiwarongo and 45 miles south to Karibib. More...

Falafel wars in Paris: Battle rages over who’s the best

PARIS—On a crowded sidewalk in the French capital, Yomi Peretz exchanges jokes and backslaps with customers who are waiting in a 20-yard queue in the rain to enter his falafel shop. More...

Some British Jews think Brexit vote unleashed bigots

LONDON—For two years, in her travels around the English capital, Natalie Pitimson has toted a library bag emblazoned with a word in Yiddish. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, JULY 31 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA Swim trip to Nockamixon State Park. Carpool at 11 a.m. from the Target store on Bustleton Ave. and out to dinner afterwards. Call Janet at 267-205- 6651. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF More...

Columns

September is fast approaching; we need your help to meet our goal

FEDERATION 411

For most of us, September 30 is a far off thought. Who wants to think about the fall when summer is in mid-swing and we’re enjoying the sun and warm weather? But here at the Jewish Federation, September 30 is just around the corner. More...

Celebrating 20 years of CompuSchmoozing

COMPUSCHMOOZE

It might be hard to believe, but CompuSchmooze turns 20 years old in August. More...

The Jewish Community Foundation encourages donors to ‘think different’

MONEY MATTERS

To borrow from Apple’s famous—if grammatically imperfect—brand slogan, the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. likes to work with donors who “Think Different.” More...

Special Sections

Large swastika painted on southern New Jersey home

A large swastika was painted on a home in southern New Jersey. The swastika was discovered Wednesday morning in suburban Mount Laurel, about 17 miles from Philadelphia. More...

After Wiesel, can anyone unite American Jewry?

NEW YORK— Being an American Jew, more than anything else, means remembering the Holocaust. More...

Voice at the Shore

Shirat Hayam, the shore’s first Reform/Conservative congregation, officially opens this month

It’s official: As of July 1, Temple Emeth Shalom and Congregation Beth Judah are now “Shirat Hayam.” More...

Brown lauds passage of anti-BDS bill

“We have no greater ally in the Middle East than Israel, and it’s in America’s economic and security interest to make sure Israel remains strong and stable,” said Assemblyman Chris Brown, (R-Atlantic) sponsor of a bill prevent More...

Israeli cooking demo, July 26, features recipes by emerging chefs, says Weis

“When our youngest was a senior in high school, my wife announced that she was retiring from the kitchen,” said Rabbi David Weis. More...

Federation

Home care available for all ages

Be “A-OK” with Aleph Home Care! With services available for infants through seniors, Aleph is there whenever—and wherever—you need. Do you need an extra hand with your new baby? More...

We need your help to finish the project

The protected classroom on LOTEM’s ecological farm in Emek HaShalom has been years in the making. More...

Gearing up for OnBoard Israel mission

The Legacy Heritage OnBoard Program is an exciting opportunity for two of our newest board members to participate in a program that wraps leadership training into and around a mission trip to Israel. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

JEFF KRASSNER, of New York, NY, passed away on June 27. Son of Carole (Martin Katzin) Krassner. Brother of Ileene (Donald McCardell) Dodds and Debra Krassner. Uncle of Scott (Kelsea), Monica (Thomas), Mallory and Adison. Cousin of Rona and Gary. More...

Dr. Paul Winkler mourned; was NJ Holocaust education leader

Dr. Paul Winkler, executive director of the NJ Commission on Holocaust Education, died on July 12 at the age of 79 in his home in Lawrenceville, NJ, surrounded by his loving family. Over his half-century career, Dr. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 TEMPLE SINAI OF CINNAMINSON Learn to Blow the Shofar every week at 7 p.m. Call 829-0658. THURSDAY, JULY 21 More...

Editorial

Western Wall egalitarian issue must be resolved

In January, we hailed the Israeli Cabinet’s historic decision to carve out a prayer space for non- Orthodox Jews at the Western Wall. Unfortunately, implementation of the plan has not gone smoothly. More...

DRY BONES…

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Interfaith solidarity event at Emanuel supports LGBT community

On the morning of June 12, Jewish communities around the country, and around the world, were celebrating the festival of Shavuot, Z’man Matan Torateinu, the Season of the Giving of the Torah. More...