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Medford teen gains fame, following for her original music

MEET MELISSA WEINSTEIN…

HOMETOWN: Medford FAMILY: Parents Bob and Lisa, sister Jessica, and brother-in-law Brian Beallor FAVORITE RADIO STATION: 104.5 FAVORITE SONG: The Beatles “I Will” FAVORITE MUSICAL GENRE: Indie FAVORITE TV SHOW: “The Goldbergs” More...

Local rabbis ‘join the force’

Rabbi Ephraim Epstein of Cong. Sons of Israel in Cherry Hill, Rabbi Gary Gans of Cong. More...

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Mideast

For some Israelis abroad, cost and distance no barrier to the ballot

Much of what Alan Teitleman teaches in his political science classes at South Piedmont Community College in North Carolina is theoretical. But on March 17, Teitleman undertook a political act that was anything but. More...

Dispute stops Israel Prize

The prestigious Israel Prize for Literary Scholarship will not be awarded this year due to controversy over the makeup of the judges’ panel. More...

Rare coins found in cave

A cache of rare 2,300-year-old gold coins and silver and bronze objects were discovered in a cave in northern Israel. More...

Life Cycles

B’nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL SETH MATTHEW FREEDMAN, son of Lydia and Saul Freedman, on Mar. 7. JANE MIRIAM GREENEBAUM, daughter of Francine Siegel and Robert Greenebaum, on Mar. 14. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

MARVIN ALLOY, 90, passed away on Mar. 8. Husband of Sandi (Davis nee Margolis) and the late Alice (nee Halpern). More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, MARCH 19 CONG. BETH EL Diane Nussbaum of Diane’s Patisserie teaches how to make Passover desserts at 7 p.m. Reservations required. Open to the public. Call 675-1166. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Breakfast and PJs at 9:15 a.m. Learn about Jewish holidays and values. Email jillh@tbsonline.org. FRIDAY, MARCH 27 ADATH EMANU-EL My Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. for families with young children. More...

Camp Harlam chosen part of FJC Ruderman Inclusion Initiative

Camp Harlam, a Reform movement overnight camp in the Pocono Mountains, is one of the four camps selected to participate in the FJC Ruderman Inclusion Initiative, a three-year program to significantly increase access to camp for children with disabili More...

Medford Camps set open house

The JCC Camps at Medford will host its first of two spring open houses on Sunday, Mar. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at camp, 400 Tuckerton Road in Medford. More...

Columns

NFTY Convention helps prepare the Jewish leaders of tomorrow

TEEN SCENE

As a thousand Jewish teens from all over North America arrived in Atlanta a few short weeks ago, there was a feeling in the air that this weekend would be special. NFTY Convention 2015 was here. More...

BBYO helps lead an enthusiastic Purim carnival at the JCC

BBYO BLOCK

Purim is a time for dressing up, eating Hamantaschen, and celebrating Queen Esther’s bravery. As Purim unfolds, we learn and reflect on the past about how the Jews were saved from destruction from the evil Haman by Queen Esther. More...

Synagogue & organization presidents collaborate to benefit community

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

One of my greatest joys as Federation president is the opportunity to convene the Presidents Council. As a cochair along with Margery Dannenbaum, president of Temple Beth Sholom, and Rachel Kreimer, president of Cong. More...

Voice at the Shore

A survivor’s unforgettable legacy of strength, resilience and love

L’Chaim: A tribute to Rose Zelkovitz

Incredible strength—that is the legacy left behind by Rose Pinkosovic Zelkovitz, a Holocaust survivor who came to this country with nothing but her husband, small son and $16, and worked seven days a week to build a life for her family. More...

Purim spiels: Creativity reigns, along with Esther and Ahaseurus

“You’re such a lovely audience, we’d like to feed you hamantaschen…” More...

Shabbat Candlelighting Times for the Shore:

Friday, March 20 -6:52 p.m. Friday, March 27 -6:59 p.m. More...

Federation

Melissa Rivers to headline Apr. 29 event

Jewish Federation of Southern NJ is proud to announce this year’s Event for Women headliner is the talented Melissa Rivers! PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE AND JOIN US AT 6 PM ON WEDNESDAY, APR. 29 AT CONG. More...

Aleph Home Care hosting Apr. 1 workshop

Aleph Home Care, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association, is hosting an educational workshop open to the community. Join us Wednesday, Apr. 1, from 1-3 p.m. in the Board Room of Jewish Federation, 1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill. More...

World News

Sacramento rally against antisemitism

Hundreds gathered in Sacramento on the steps of the California state capitol for a rally against antisemitism. More...

Kerry calls for return of Levinson

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry marked the eighth year since the disappearance in Iran of Jewish-American Robert Levinson with a plea for his safe return. More...

Jewish magazine hiding its name

A monthly Jewish magazine in Germany said it will deliver copies to subscribers in blank envelopes as a response to recent antisemitic attacks across Europe. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, MARCH 20 CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA More...

Editorial

Israeli leadership has many challenges ahead

At a time of growing unrest in the Middle East, Israelis went to the polls on March 17 to chart the path for the future. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Reflections on the JFNA solidarity mission to Paris

My early days as a Jewish Federation professional were at a time when our system was evolving away from reliance on messages of combating antisemitism and statements of “never again,” to one of strengthening our communities through educat More...

Religion Column

Our mission is to study Torah so well that we live it

Parashat VayikraLev. 1:1-5:26 More...

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