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Mideast

U.S. has no clear path back to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations

WASHINGTON—Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is talking tough. And Israel and the United States don’t seem to mind too much—or else think their best option at this point is to grin and bear it. More...

Netanyahu holds study session with teens’ parents

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a Bible study session attended by the parents of three Israeli teens killed in June. More...

One in four Jews shuns Arab stores

One in four Jewish-Israeli consumers is boycotting Arab businesses in the wake of the summer’s Gaza conflict, according to an Israeli business daily. More...

World News

Politician: ISIS is a Mossad pawn

A local politician with Sweden’s ruling party said that Israel trained the jihadist ISIS group to wage war on Muslims. More...

Dutch police cite vandalism in opposing sukkah

Dutch police advised a municipality to forbid the public display of a sukkah out of concerns that it would be a target for vandalism, a Jewish resident said. More...

Rep. Nita Lowey: Programs must not be anti-Israel

The ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee asked the U.S. Department of Education to insure that college programs receiving federal funds not include an anti-Israel bias. More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 CONG. BETH EL Simchat Torah Celebration with an ice cream and dessert bar at 6:30 p.m. Open to the community. Call 675-1166. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 CONG. BETH EL More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 TEMPLE SINAI OF CINNAMINSON Family Simchat Torah Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Open to the community. Call 829- 0658. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM More...

Columns

Region kicks off International Conference registration with a party

Thousands of Jewish teens from across the globe will gather together in Atlanta, GA from Feb. 12-16 for BBYO’s International Convention (IC). The South Jersey Region kicked off registration for AZA/BBG IC 2015 with a party on Sept. 30. More...

We have accomplished much together these past two years

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

“It is not what one says, but rather what one does that makes all the difference in the world.” Pirke Avot 1:17 More...

Fall is also ‘Grants Season’ here at the Jewish Community Foundation

MONEY MATTERS

Fall has arrived. Many will say that fall is their favorite season of the year, thanks to the cool, comfortable weather, trees changing color, get-togethers with family for the High Holidays, and more. More...

Rosh Hashanah car fire in AC sparks suspicion and concern

Acar fire in the parking lot of Temple Rodef Sholom in Atlantic City at 2 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25—in the midst of Rosh Hashanah—has shaken congregants as well as Jews throughout the region. More...

Local News

Local Ukrainian-born author to recount his journey at ABC Festival

MEET LEV GOLINKIN…

Ukrainian-born Lev Golinkin arrived in America as a child refugee, determined to put the turbulent past behind him. But his Cold War-era exodus story refused to remain a repressed memory. More...

Scout completes project at Crescent

Zachary Goldstein, a Scout with Temple Beth Sholom’s Troop 36, recently completed his Service Project to attain his Eagle Scout Rank. More...

TALK TO US…

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Federation

Robyn Kaplan to receive Staff Achievement Award

Robyn Kaplan, director of Aleph Home Care, will receive the Staff Achievement Award at the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey’s 92nd Annual Meeting on Sunday, Oct. 19. More...

Life Cycles

Engagement:

Dr. Alan and Reva Budman of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Traci Alison, to Jonathan Henry Smith, son of Laura Smith of Redbank. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

GAYLE KLEIN, of Berlin, died on Sept. 15. Wife of Marc Klein. Mother of Stacy Bauman and Michael (Rosie) Klein. Daughter of June and the late Carl Rubinson. Grandmother of Brandon and Dean Grisoff. More...

Ralph Goldman, ex-JDC head, dies at age 100

Ralph Goldman, a former leader of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and a central figure in Israel’s establishment, has died at the age of 100. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA More...

Editorial

The Jewish community reacts to antisemitism’s rise on campuses

Just hours after Yom Kippur’s end, AEPi fraternity brothers at Emory University awoke to find swastikas spray-painted outside their Jewish fraternity house. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Lowering the age for Birthright will strengthen our community

SALEM, Mass.—Every fall, Jewish teens arrive on college campuses unprepared, uninformed and unable to cope with the hostility and antagonism against Israel and Jews that they find there. More...

Religion Column

Shemini Atzeret: ‘For a blessing and not for a curse’

On the festival of Shemini Atzeret, Eighth Day of Assembly, which immediately follows Sukkot, the Feast of Booths, Jews throughout the world celebrate our historical connection to the Land of Israel by praying for rain to fall in our ancestral homela More...

Voice at the Shore

Jewish community celebrates life, mourns death, of Sam Schoffer

The Jewish community said goodbye to a legendary leader last month, with the passing of Sam Schoffer on September 26. More...

You are invited: Beth Judah Wildwood turns 100

The entire Jewish Community of Atlantic & Cape May County is cordially invited to a birthday party. More...

BERON-JOAS bookbindery offers free training class

Atlantic City has a bookbindery, and older adults run it. More...