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If it’s Wednesday night, it’s time for Miss Jill to put your kids to bed

MEET JILL COGAN…

FAMILY: Parents Ed and Robin, identical twin sister Allie, boyfriend Andrew Moghadam HOMETOWN: Philadelphia FAVORITE JEWISH SINGER/SONGWRITERS: Dan Nichols, Debbie Friedman FAVORITE SECULAR SINGER/SONGWRITERS: Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Sara Bare More...

Brith Sholom holds Annual Gala

Cherry Hill Brith Sholom Lodge #966 recently held its Annual Gala and Installation of Officers at the Pennsauken Country Club. This is the Jewish fraternal organization’s 51st year. More...

TALK TO US…

‘Who’s news?’ will appear on this page ofevery issue of the Voice. Does anyone you know belong here? More...

Mideast

Israel neutral on independence

Diverging with the United States and the European Union, Israel has decided it would, for the time being, neither support nor oppose Catalonian independence, an Israeli news website reported.  More...

FIFA rejects Israel sanctions

The FIFA soccer federation said it would not impose sanctions on Israel and its teams from the West Bank, rejecting repeated requests to do so by the Palestinian Authority.  More...

Netanyahu reportedly asks Trump to let Pollard immigrate

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly has asked President Donald Trump to allow convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard to immigrate to Israel. More...

World News

This Michelin star pastry chef started her own knish company

NEW YORK — Larissa Raphael was sick of eating knishes that packed in plenty of potatoes but no punch. “I was like, ‘why does the knish need to be bland?’” she said. “I want it to taste really good.” More...

How a Norwegian-American immigrant helps calm Israelis’ nerves

JERUSALEM — Like many Israelis, David Ross starts his morning with a strong cup of Turkish coffee with cardamom. More...

You can now bake challah like a boss, thanks to this new cookbook

NEW YORK — There’s challah bread, which any carb lover can tell you is pretty darn tasty. More...

Do It!

Calendar

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 CHABAD OF MEDFORD Veterans Day Shabbat Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Open to the community. Veterans and their families are invited at no cost. Call 609- 451-3522 or chabadmedford.org. More...

Editorial

Our community has lost a giant with the passing of Harriet Kessler

Harriet Kessler, who edited the Jewish Community Voice for 24 years prior to her retirement in 2009, was a large presence in the Southern New Jersey Jewish community whose passing is a tremendous loss. More...

DRY BONES…

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Religion Column

The vital role ‘Isaacs’ play in Jewish life

Parshiot Chayei Sarah and Toldot Gen. 23:1-28:9   More...

 

IsraAID brings relief skills to America’s season of disasters

WASHINGTON— For 17 years, the Israeli NGO IsraAID has been performing search and rescue, purifying water, providing emergency medical assistance and walking victims of trauma back to psychological health in dozens of disaster-hit countries. More...

Beth Tikvah in Marlton vandalized

Shortly before this issue of the Voice went to press, we learned that racial and homophobic epithets were discovered written on the external surface of the skylights in the synagogue’s foyer before services on Friday, Nov. 3. More...

Voice at the Shore

Avoda celebrates 90 years of helping high school grads reach their potential

When Alfred Engelberg was a student at Atlantic City High School in the mid-1950s, his mother, a German refugee, told him if he wanted to go to college, he would have to win the Avoda Award. More...

For Wolbransky, serving as Shirat Hayam’s cantor has been “absolutely magical”

Since moving to the shore four years ago, Harvey Wolbransky and has wife have come to think of their new synagogue, Shirat Hayam, as family. More...

Shabbat Candlelighting Times for the Shore:

Friday, November 10 – 4:29 p.m Friday, November 17 – 4:24 p.m.   More...

Federation

Fall Get-Together highlights inspiring program supported by JWF

The Jewish Women’s Foundation (JWF) held their Fall Get-Together on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the home of JWF Chair Peggy David. More...

Awards and installations highlight Federation’s 95th Annual Meeting

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey celebrated its 95th Annual Meeting & Award Presentation on October 25. More...

Life Cycles

Engagement:

LITWACK-WINTERSTEIN

Pamela and Paul Litwack of Medford announce the engagement of their daughter Melissa, to Eylon, son of Zuri and Yael Winterstein of Forest Hills, NY.  Melissa graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT with a degree in Religious Studies. More...

Birth:

INVER

Jessica (Barash) and Aaron Inver of Ambler, PA, announce the birth of their son, Elijah Miles Inver, on October 12, 2017.  Sharing in their joy are Eli’s grandparents, Karen and Brad Barash of Huntingdon Valley, PA, and Susan and Michael I More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

DR. ALFRED AXELROD, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Oct. 25. Husband of Anita Axelrod. Father of Nancy (James Podheiser) Axelrod and the late Fredric Axelrod. Grandfather of Lucy (Brian) Kratchman, Daniel (Ashley) Podheiser and Amir Podheiser. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17  CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916. s   More...

Columns

Showcasing our amazing Aleph Home Care for Federations nationwide

FEDERATION 411

In just a few days, I’m heading to JFNA’s General Assembly (GA) along with some staff and lay leaders from our own Federation. More...

SJR welcomes Sara Nussbaum as its associate regional director

BBYO BLOCK

South Jersey Region is pleased to announce the hiring of its new associate regional director, Sara Nussbaum. A Cherry Hill native who attended Temple Emanuel, she is very excited to be joining BBYO. More...

Still an opportunity to hear great fiction authors at the Festival

LIBRARIANS’ ROUNDTABLE

The Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books, and Culture of the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill has been going strong all week. Last month we looked at non- fiction by Festival speakers. More...

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