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WWII veteran is on a mission to pass on his story to others

AGE: 91 FAMILY: Wife Zelda (z’l), daughters Lori (Joe DiMilto), Lisa (Danny Morrow) and Marci; grandchildren Zachary and Trevor HOMETOWN: Cherry Hill Hobbies: Civil War history, aquatic class at the JCC FAVORITE MOVIES: “The Wizard of Oz& More...

CH Brith Sholom presents scholarships

Cherry Hill Brith Sholom Lodge #966 recently presented Jay W. Malis Memorial scholarship awards to three deserving college students. 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

Here’s how Birthright guides talk about the Palestinians

When Samuel Green talks about Israel’s West Bank security barrier with the Birthright groups he guides, he first explains the Israeli view that the barrier was built to prevent Palestinian terrorists from breaching Israeli territory and that Is More...

The Western Wall ‘spit out a stone,’

The heavy stone that fell out of the Western Wall and came crashing down on a platform set aside for egalitarian prayer has been removed for examination and restoration, but the conversation about the reason for its sudden sky dive — including More...

Netanyahu meets with Druze leaders angered by nation-state law

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks with lawmakers from the minority Druze community who objected to a controversial law declaring Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people. More...

Do It!

Calendar

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 ADATH EMANU-EL Family Shabbat Service at 7:30 p.m. Call 608-1200. CONG. BETH TIKVAH Bark in the Park Outdoor Shabbat at 7 p.m. Bring your well-behaved dog on a leash and a folding chair or blanket. Contact www.btikvah.org. More...

Editorial

Netanyahu’s second trip to Latin America is a sign of warming ties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to Columbia this week —as a guest at the inauguration of President Elect Iván Duque — is a welcoming sign of stronger relationships quickly developing between the Jewish state and sev More...

Why Israel is investing in Diaspora Jewish education

JERUSALEM—For decades, world Jewry helped Israel. Organizations gathered and sent funds to the feeble, small state; our Air Force and Navy were formed and trained by Jewish volunteers from around the globe. More...

Religion Column

Like Moses, we must build a theology of experience

Parashat EikevDeut. 7:12-11:25 This week I am reviewing the proofs for my soon-to-appear new book, “I Am: A Journey in Jewish Faith.” If one were to describe it, it would be a theology that is a book about God. More...

Special Sections

Federation receives $2.5 Million from the Weinberg Foundation for building project

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey received a $2.5 million grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. More...

Voorhees home becomes set for ‘You Got Ma’amed’ film shoot

The scene opens on a breezy summer evening. It’s date night for a young suburban couple with children. But there’s trouble in paradise. More...

Voice at the Shore

Shirat Hayam celebrates two years of unity at August 19 rededication

“The Magic of reDedication”— that is what Shirat Hayam is calling the August 19 community celebration marking the two-year anniversary of the merger that brought Temple Emeth Shalom and Congregation Beth Judah together to form a com More...

ADL speaker reports disturbing increase in anti-Semitism in the United States

An Anti-Defamation League audit revealed a significant increase in anti-Semitism nationally in 2017, with the third largest number of incidents happening in New Jersey as compared to other states, said Robin Burstein, senior associate regional direct More...

JFS holds annual House Tour on August 6

If you need some fresh ideas for your home or simply want to tour inside amazing homes, you won’t want to miss the JFS 31st Annual House Tour on Monday, August 6. From 11 a.m. More...

Federation

Parents and kids love the quality time

PJ Library is an important program that supports families in their Jewish journey by providing Jewish-themed books and music for children. More...

Federation helps older adults thrive

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey makes an impact on older adults! We strive to keep older adults engaged in the community with social, recreational, and cultural programming infused with Jewish heritage and values. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

SYLVIA DRAGUM, 100, of Voorhees, passed away on July 19. Wife of the late Harry Dragum. Mother of Marten (Carol) Dragum, Andrea (the late Mark) Newman and the late Jan (Nancy) Dragum. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF  PHILA. Eight-course Moroccan dinner at 6 p.m. complete with belly dancers at Casablanca restaurant in Warrington, PA. Carpool from Target on Bustleton Ave. at 5 p.m. Nonmembers welcome. More...

Columns

Welcome Arkady, our new shaliach, as he builds bridges with Israel

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

It has been many years since we have had a shaliach in our South Jersey community. That will soon be changing, as I am extremely excited to announce the arrival of our new shaliach, Arkady Hasidovich, who will be joining us for the next few years. More...

Parent-child separation is a nightmare no family should endure

SALLY’S WORLD

Once, long, long ago, I was at a huge, bustling factory outlet with my hand holding on to our daughter Nancy’s little hand. “I don’t like it here,” she had said to me with the uncanny wisdom of a four-yearold. More...

Kids as young as four can interact with Loopy the robot

COMPUSCHMOOZE

Professor Pramod Abichandani always had a passion for robotics, and shortly after he got his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Drexel University, he was looking for a way to make robots easier to set up and use. More...