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Teacher reaches his students through music

MEET JAY COHEN…

HOMETOWN: Cherry Hill FAMILY: Wife Robin, daughters Megan and Brittany, granddaughter Remy FAVORITE COMPOSER: Frédéric Chopin FAVORITE NIGHT OUT: Dinner and a Broadway show FAVORITE YOUNG ADULT FICTION: “Wonder” by R.J. More...

Cherry Hill couple honored by donation

Karen and Joe Borish of Cherry Hill were recently honored by their daughter and son-in-law, Lindsay and Joey Schottenstein of Columbus, Ohio (pictured). More...

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Mideast

Inside V15’s ground game to unseat Netanyahu

TEL AVIV—When he goes door to door in this city handing out campaign materials, Shai Gal doesn’t tell people to vote for Labor, Meretz or the other liberal parties vying for support ahead of Israel’s March 17 election. More...

Rabbi Stav named to post

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin reportedly has named a potential successor for his Modern Orthodox educational network Ohr Torah Stone. More...

Speed skater wins gold medal

Vladislav Bykanov won Israel’s first-ever gold medal at the European Short Track Speed Skating championship. More...

Life Cycles

B ‘nai Mitzvah:

CONG. BETH EL BENJAMIN SCHWARTZ, son of Marleen and Brent Schwartz, on Feb. 7. JASON FINBERG, son of Jaimie and Andrew Finberg, on Feb. 14. EMMA WOLF, daughter of Leah and Jason Wolf, on Feb. 21. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

LEONARD BURGER, of Willingboro, passed away on Feb. 5. Husband of the late Anne Burger. Father of Michael (Laurie) Burger, Benjamin (Victoria) Burger and Isaac (Lisa) Burger. Son of Alice and the late Abraham Burger. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20 CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26 SJ JEWISH SINGLES More...

Editorial

Congress should recognize Jews as threatened worldwide

The latest terror attack in the Western world involved the shooting of a Jewish man outside of a Copenhagen synagogue. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

A bat mitzvah project filled with mitzvahs

The 4th of Sh’vat, 5775. That was the date of my bat mitzvah and my Torah portion was Bo, which talked about the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt. In this portion, G-d gives us the first mitzvah. More...

Religion Column

Feeling God’s closeness in a special place

Parshat T’rumaEx. 25:1-27:19 More...

 

BookMates brings together police, children

Camden County Policeman Shane Leaming’s days are spent primarily on the streets of Camden’s Southside. More...

Voice at the Shore

Avoda, a life-changing Jewish award program, is now accepting applications

Eight years ago, when Jason Benjamin was a senior at Charter Tech High School in Somers Point, his guidance counselor insisted that he apply for the Avoda Award. “I want you to win this,” she told him. “This is you.” More...

Seniors always find warm welcome at Rosin Center

Even when it’s cold outside, it’s always warm and welcoming at Beron-Jewish Older Adult Services’ Rosin Center in Atlantic City, which offers daily social and educational activities for seniors, as well as lunch. More...

Shabbat Candlelighting Times for the Shore:

Friday, February 20 -5:22 p.m. Friday, February 27 -5:30 p.m. More...

Federation

A woman’s gift is a powerful tool in the belt of philanthropy

Successful women’s campaigns are so important because when women give a gift in their own name, they demonstrate the importance of tzedakah to themselves and their families. More...

Helping to build a vibrant Jewish community for years to come

South Jersey is a vibrant Jewish community. To run the vast amount of programming and services, the leaders in this community are tasked with fundraising to meet the everchanging needs here. More...

World News

Pew: Europe rapidly losing Jewish people

Europe has lost more than half its Jewish population since 1960, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. Approximately 1.4 million Jews live in Europe, down from the 2 million in 1991, according to the Pew survey. More...

Jewish woman killed by shelling in Ukraine

A Jewish woman was killed in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk when shells fired by pro-Russian insurgents hit her home. Irina Gregoryivna Shelkayeba, a retiree, was killed, Donetsk community chairman Yehuda Kelerman told JTA. More...

Stanford senate defeats divestment

The Stanford University student senate defeated an Israel divestment resolution. The Associated Students of Stanford University had nine votes for the measure and five against, with one abstention. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 ADATH EMANU-EL Social Action Committee is collecting used towels and sheets for animal shelters. Bring to the office. Call 608-1200. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM More...

Kid Stuff

Voice Annual Camp Guide

CAMP BY THE SEA 609-822-1167 x 138camp@jccatlantic.org More...

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20 TEMPLE EMANUEL Potluck and Mini-Minyan for grades K-3 at 6:15 p.m. Open to the community. RSVP to Jared@templeemanuel.org. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21 ADATH EMANU-EL More...

Columns

Burlington, Gloucester & Camden counties—together we are Federation!

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our volunteers and staff for being such an amazing part of Super Sunday and Super Week! The feeling in the building was absolutely electric the whole week. More...

Making a ‘radical’ difference at Song Leader Boot Camp

TEEN SCENE

“I am here to celebrate. I am so incredibly blessed to have this opportunity. Exceed all expectations. Exceed their expectations. Exceed your expectations. More...

Chevrah & Marlcrest take home top prizes at ‘Battle of the Chapters’

BBYO BLOCK

The B’nai B’rith Girls (BBG) and the Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) of South Jersey Region BBYO crowned two more winners at the annual Tournies Spirit and Sports event. More...

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