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Local’s daughter tells of destruction in Puerto Rico, saying donate what you can

By ELLEN WEISMAN STRENGERVoice shore EditorAlthough Hurricane Maria did not hit New Jersey, it definitely hit home for Alice Melnick, an active member of Shirat Hayam in Ventnor, whose daughter, Rebecca Benrubi, has been living in Puerto Rico for the More...

Voorhees teen has her designer debut during AC Fashion Week

MEET TARA TOBIN…

FAMILY: Parents Helena and David; sister Gabrielle, 21 AGE: 17 HOMETOWN: Voorhees SYNAGOGUE: Temple Beth Sholom FAVORITE TV SHOW: Project Runway FAVORITE MOVIE: “The Devil Wears Prada” More...

JCRC sponsors Rowan Hillel Shabbat dinner

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey recently sponsored the opening Shabbat dinner at Rowan University Hillel for the start of the 2017-18 school year. More...

Mideast

With America’s blessing, Abbas signals a Palestinian Authority reconciliation with Hamas

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is encouraging the Palestinian Authority to assume control of the Gaza Strip and leaving the door open for a role by Hamas in the subsequent Palestinian government. More...

Israel-Russia trade leaps by 25 percent

Trade between Russia and Israel has grown this year by 25 percent, officials from both countries revealed, amid complications with other Russian trading partners. More...

Israeli balloon helped guard Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ security detail used an Israeli- made observation balloon to protect the pontiff during his visit to South America.  The balloon proved to be more reliable than the unmanned air vehicles typically used and cost only a fracti More...

Life Cycles

Wedding:

KATZ-SPEVAK

Andrea Katz and Marshall Spevak of Cherry Hill were married on September 16 at One Atlantic overlooking the ocean in Atlantic City. Rabbi Barry Schwartz officiated the ceremony.  More...

Anniversary:

WOLKOFF

Sherry and Mark Wolkoff, of Marlton, celebrated their 50th anniversary on September 3. More...

Editorial

The Jewish community should be proud of disaster response

There have been dozens of accounts of Jewish communities locally, nationally and worldwide rallying to help victims of recent tragedies, both man-made and natural. Tallied together, the need seems overwhelming but the Jewish reaction comforting. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Sometimes secular and religious life don’t blend easily

I love where my family lives right now. More...

Religion Column

Jewish learning should be a lifelong endeavor

At this moment on the Jewish calendar, the Jewish community is emerging from our synagogues, where we prayed intently during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and are headed outside to nature, into our Sukkot. More...

 

Hundreds join March of Remembrance to promote tolerance and diversity

An overcast, rainy day could not dampen the spirits of hundreds of people who came out on Sunday for the Fifth Annual March of Remembrance, sponsored by the JCRC’s Esther Raab Holocaust Museum and Goodwin Education Center. More...

Voice at the Shore

JCC senior fitness instructor goes above and beyond in caring for class

Mary Anne Mazur teaches seated fitness and conditioning classes for older adults at the JCC in Margate, but as everyone at the JCC knows, she is way more than a fitness instructor. More...

Young Israel’s Rabbi Orimland honored by ZOA

Rabbi Yaacov Orimland of Young Israel of Margate received the “Guardian of Israel Award” from the Greater Philadelphia Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) at its 2017 Gala on September 12 at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue. More...

Hadassah’s new life-saving technologies—and women’s health coalition—offer worldwide benefits

Why be part of Hadassah? So many reasons, said Cherie Finkelstein, Hadassah’s liaison to the local area, who spoke at a New Member Tea held by Shaloma Hadassah last month at the home of Ellen Lichenstein in Margate. More...

Federation

Join PJ’s National Design Team

Do you have a child that likes to read books, create videos, and write blogs? Consider applying to join the PJ Our Way National Design Team!  More...

Installations and awards set for Oct. 25

The Jewish Federation is hosting its 95th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Join us for the installation of our officers and board members, as well as the presentation of awards and a celebration of the 20th anniversary of our campus. More...

World News

Pastor fulfills vow to plant 1,000 trees

An evangelical Christian pastor from Uruguay fulfilled his promise to plant 1,000 trees in the Jewish state.  More...

Museum of Polish Jewry honored with EU award

The Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews was recognized with a top honor from the European Union for a project promoting Jewish cultural heritage.  The Europa Nostra Prize, or Our Europe, was presented at a ceremony at the Warsaw museum. More...

Belgian court sentences denier to visit camps

A court in Belgium has ordered a former lawmaker convicted of Holocaust denial to visit a Nazi concentration camp every year for the next five years and write about his experiences.  Laurent Louis, 37, was given the unconventional sentence by th More...

Do It!

Calendar

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 ADATH EMANU-EL Men’s Club Brunch at 9 a.m. Holocaust survivor interviewer for the Shoah Foundation, Louis Schmidt, will be the guest speaker. Cost is $5 per person. All are welcome. Call 608-1200. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB Dinner and planning meeting at 6:45 p.m. at the Longhorn Steakhouse on Roosevelt Blvd. Non-members welcome. Call Jon at 787-0325. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. More...

Columns

We invite everyone to join the conversation about our future

FEDERATION 411

“Communal ownership for sustainability of our Jewish community.” This phrase comes from a recent meeting we here at the Jewish Federation had with our parent association, JFNA. More...

First BBYO night of the year was a huge success

South Jersey Region BBYO closed out the month of September with its first BBYO night of the year. More...

What you can do to protect your credit in the wake of Equifax

COMPUSCHMOOZE

The resignation of Equifax CEO Richard F. More...

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