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Moorestown resident living a life infused with Jewish values

MEET MARCY ROSNER…

AGE: 63 Home: Moorestown FAMILY: Husband, Dr. More...

P.A.L.S. get a chance for summer fun

Since 2012, a group of local children ages 13-21 have participated in the P.A.L.S. 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

Israeli man buys Palestinian new bike

An Israeli Jewish man bought a Palestinian girl a new bicycle after border guards took and broke hers. Sami Jolles donated the pink bike, according to The Times of Israel. More...

Peru’s president leads Philharmonic

MAKING MUSIC…

The president of Peru, whose father was a Jewish refugee, conducted Israel’s Philharmonic Orchestra during the playing of the Peruvian national anthem at a concert in Lima. More...

In Israeli first, Orthodox shul hires female leader

In a first for an Orthodox congregation in Israel, a woman has been hired as a spiritual leader at a Jerusalem synagogue. Karmit Feintuch will serve at the Ramban synagogue alongside Rabbi Benny Lau, The Jerusalem Post reported. More...

Life Cycles

Engagements:

WEISS-KONSKY

Joel and Karen Weiss of Cherry Hill are thrilled to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Michelle, to Dr. Glenn Leonel Konsky, son of Leonid and Maya Konsky of Brooklyn, NY. More...

B’nai_ Mitzvah:

Adath Emanu-El BENJAMIN MORGAN LEIBOWITZ, son of Andrea and Marc Leibowitz, on Aug. 27. Cong. Beth El JULIA HAROWITZ, daughter of Robert and Linda Harowitz, in Aug. in Israel. More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 CONG. BETH TIKVAH Bingo every week at 7:15 p.m. Call 983-8090. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA Mini Golf and a carousel ride at Franklin Square in Phila. Meet at the ticket booth at 2 p.m. Dinner in Chinatown afterwards. Call Neil at 215-331-8194. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 More...

Columns

‘One Month More’—We need your help to close this year’s JFund Campaign

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

Until I get to see “Hamilton” next spring, my favorite musical of all time remains “Les Miserables.” As Act One comes to a close, all of the various characters and story lines merge into one amazingly powerful scene set to the More...

JCRC strives to be ‘The Voice of the Village’ in our community

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY

“Every day I wake up determined to deliver for the people I have met all across this nation that have been neglected, ignored, and abandoned… People who work hard but no longer have a voice. I am your voice.”—Donald Trump More...

An alumnus and his lady walking hand-in-hand into the future

SALLY’S WORLD

I came across the photo in an old album—remember pictures in albums not on iPhones? In it, two people are smiling at a camera at what was my husband’s 50th Rutgers reunion. More...

Cinnaminson school board stands by decision to open schools on high holidays

Following heated meeting, trustees said they would study the effects of the change

After speakers expressed concerns over possible repercussions of the Cinnaminson Board of Education’s decision to keep schools open on the High Holidays for the first time in decades, trustees last night affirmed the change to the district’s calendar More...

Catholic Diocese to honor 3 South Jersey Federations

Recognizing the work that Jewish non-profit groups do to help vulnerable people of all faiths, the Diocese of Camden and Catholic Charities is honoring the three Jewish Federations in Southern New Jersey at its Justice For All Awards Ceremony on Thur More...

Voice at the Shore

Shore residents memorialize Wiesel, “this generation’s pre-eminent survivor”

The Jersey shore Jewish community came out in force on August 9 to honor the memory of Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner who famously gave voice to the survivor’s experience and used it to challenge the world&rsqu More...

Fox celebrates 10th year as rabbi at Brigantine’s Beth Shalom

What is being a rabbi all about? More...

Shirat Hayam gathers for unity and Devotion by the Ocean

Clergy and community members from many local congregations enjoyed singing and praying together at Shirat Hayam’s Devotion by the Ocean beach services earlier this summer. More...

Federation

Special screening of documentary on Camden

Jewish Women’s Philanthropy and the Jewish Health Network are proud to present a special screening of the documentary “Pyne Poynt.” Directed and produced by Haddonfield native Steve Ercolani and Gabe Dinsmoor, “Pyne Poynt&rdqu More...

Start the year with free Jewish books for kids

With the Labor Day holiday approaching, it’s clear that summer is wrapping up and the new school year is beginning. The PJ Library of Southern New Jersey wants to wish all of the families throughout the community a great school year. More...

World News

Steven Hill dies, actor played ‘Law & Order’ DA

Steven Hill, an Orthodox Jewish actor best known for playing a Jewish Manhattan district attorney on the hit TV series “Law & Order,” has died at 94. More...

Jewish outreach pioneer Esther Jungreis mourned

Esther Jungreis, a pioneer in the Jewish outreach movement and founder of the organization Hineni, passed away at the age of 80. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

ELAINE BLOOM, of Mt. Laurel, passed away on Aug. 15. Wife of the late Burton Jay Bloom. Mother of Craig (Jayne Feld) Bloom and Ian Bloom. Grandmother of Ravi, Lee and Cary. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org. More...

Richard Lipsky; community leader

Richard Lipsky, who was active with the Jewish Federation and its agencies, passed away on Aug. 14. A resident of Cinnaminson, he served as chair of the Jewish Federation’s Dept. of Jewish Education. More...

Harold Isdaner; business leader mourned by many

Harold Isdaner, 89, of Delray Beach, FL and formerly of Cherry Hill, passed away on Aug. 14. He was a business leader remembered for his dedication to family and community. More...

Editorial

It is right that opposing BDS is drawing strong bipartisan support

When he signed into law Senate Bill 1923, which prohibits investment by the state of New Jersey of pension annuity funds in companies that boycott Israel’s products or businesses, Governor Chris Christie said the following: “Israel is the More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Yes, I’m a Democrat married to a Republican

A few weeks ago, a dear friend texted me, “I’ve been wondering. How do you and your husband deal with the election, ya know, since he’s a Republican?” I laughed out loud at her text, but there is a serious undertone to it. More...

Religion Column

Using the month of Elul to truly reach out to others

In high school, Elul was the time of year when someone who I perhaps had not spoken to for the previous year would grab my arm and say, “Mochel me,” meaning, “forgive me.” And I would say, “Of course. More...

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