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Local News

New horror film written by JCC Camps alum debuts

MEET JASON COMINETTO…

FAMILY: Parents Ellyn and Chris, brother Daniel, grandparents Alan and Arlene Blocher FAVORITE MOVIE: Indian gangster epic “Gangs of Wasseypur” FAVORITE FILMMAKER: Anurag Kashyap, director of “Gangs of Wasseypur” FAVORITE SCRE More...

Nine-year-old 5k winner donates prize money

The Katz JCC in Cherry Hill has recognized Ava Johnson, who, at only 9 years old, was the overall top female winner at the Oy Vey 5K back in October. 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

Are Israeli media too soft on the country’s popular military?

JERUSALEM—Like citizens in democracies around the world, Israelis are losing trust in their state institutions. More...

Sens. Cruz, Cotton call for recognition of Israeli sovereignty

Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Tom Cotton of Arkansas again called on the United States to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. More...

Police raid Yeshiva in terrorism inquiry

Police raided the West Bank yeshiva of five teenagers who were taken into custody for allegedly causing the death of a Palestinian woman. Eighty students at the Pri Haaretz Yeshiva in the Rehalim settlement were summoned for questioning.  More...

Life Cycles

Celebrations

Drs. Jonathan and Lori Winter, of Cherry Hill, are thrilled to announce the engagement of their daughter Sarah Michelle Winter to David Michael Rub, son of Dr. Mario Rub and Ms. Sandra Spack Rub of Aventura, FL. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

NANCY HOFFMAN, of Marlton, passed away on Jan. 8. Mother of Kim (Mark) Pease and Adam Hoffman. Sister of Julie Carol Brown. Grandmother of Noah. Loving companion of Michael Rosenbaum. More...

Moshe Arens, Israeli minister, dies at age 93

JERUSALEM— Moshe Arens, a veteran Israeli politician and defense minister under three prime ministers, has died.  Arens, who first hired Benjamin Netanyahu and is credited with helping him get his start in politics, died in his sleep at hi More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Hazak, welcomes Judy Okun at 1 p.m. who will discuss “Myth, Trade and Luxury, the Allure of Spices since Ancient Times.” Free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Contact www.tbsonline.org/hazak. More...

Kid Stuff

Voice Camp Guide 2019

MOORESTOWN FRIENDS  110 East Main Street Moorestown, NJ 08057  (856) 914-4493 summer.mfriends.org   More...

Letters

Action needed on Temple professor

Dear Editor,  More...

Article did not belong in Voice

Gentlemen,  The Jewish Telegraphic Agency article “The top 10 Jewish stories of 2018—plus 1” that appeared in the January 2 issue of the Voice was highly offensive to every Jew in the nation by including the item, “Michae More...

Religion Column

Midrash amplifies our understanding of Torah

Parashat BeshalachEx. 13:17-17:16 More...

 

A growing Young Israel of Cherry Hill planning major expansion

In April of 1996, 10 couples on the west side of Cherry Hill decided to create a new synagogue. More...

Reform movement’s rabbinical group appoints Hara Person first female leader

NEW YORK— The Reform movement’s rabbinical wing has appointed Rabbi Hara Person as its first female chief executive. More...

Voice at the Shore

Where did Frank Sinatra get his kippah? Thanks to local natives, the mystery is solved

On December 6, a hand-crocheted kippah that once belonged to Frank Sinatra was sold at a Sotheby’s auction for nearly $10,000. The sale of this small item made huge headlines. It also became a major mystery within the Jewish community. More...

Shari’s Bistro, a new gourmet kosher restaurant on the bay, is now open in Somers Point

Shari’s Bistro at 800 Bay Avenue in Somers Point is “not like any other kosher restaurant you’ve ever been to,” said Ira Trocki, who opened his new, picturesque Glatt kosher restaurant overlooking the bay on November 30. More...

Seashore Gardens rings in the New Year with smiles and celebration

Assisted Living Resident Jerry (right) offers chocolate coins to Activities Director Missy Rundio during the Arabian-Nights-themed New Year’s Eve celebration at SGLC. More...

Federation

Answer the call to make an impact Jan. 27-31

Keep calm and phonathon!  The Federation is calling. Pick up, stand up, and make an impact!  Beginning on Super Sunday, Jan. More...

Register now to help remember Pittsburgh victims

On October 27, the Pittsburgh Jewish community was changed forever. Their tragedy and loss is shared by Jews around the world. Together, we mourn the loss of 11 victims, and we grieve with their families as one people. More...

Meet some of the parents behind PJ Library

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

World News

How going to synagogue regularly turned me into a dumpster diver

AMSTERDAM—I was recently offered a handout while rummaging for food in a heap of trash as my two small children looked on. It happened all because I wanted to start attending synagogue regularly. More...

Jewish slugger Kevin Youkilis on the Hall of Fame ballot

What is more difficult to fathom: That former Jewish Major Leaguer Kevin Youkilis has been retired for five years or that his name appears on the current Hall of Fame ballot? “Youk” made his big-league debut with Boston in 2004. More...

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wins ‘Jewish Nobel’

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is the winner of the $1-million Genesis Prize, the so-called Jewish Nobel.  Kraft, 77, will be giving the money “to initiatives combatting anti-Semitism and other forms of prejudice as well as attemp More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18  CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916.  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF  More...

Editorial

Answer the call on Super Sunday to help Jews here and around the world

The famous Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen once likened a community to a ship in which “everyone must be prepared to take the helm.” The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey is the perfect example of Ibsen’s sentiment. More...

Columns

Gift of Israel program can help give your child the experience of a lifetime

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

From personal experience I know that a teen trip to Israel can be impactful. When I was just 13 years old, I had a truly unique adventure backpacking through Israel with a junior high school friend. It was a meaningful and formative experience. More...

Every teen can have an unforgettable experience in SJR BBYO

BBYO BLOCK

South Jersey Region made a strong statement at the beginning of the year by having over 220 teens at their Winter Kickoff at Dave & Buster’s on Saturday, Jan. 5. More...

Taking a tour of the JCC to learn what the people want in 2019

FRONT & CENTER

Welcome to 2019! I imagine many of you have made resolutions for the coming year. Well…good luck. When we make a promise or a resolution to do better, it’s up to us to hold ourselves accountable. More...

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