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His triumph over drug addiction inspires Christie’s efforts

MEET AJ SOLOMON…

FAMILY: Parents Lee and Dianne; brother Eric and sister Rachel AGE: 26 SYNAGOGUE: Temple Beth Sholom FAVORITE SPORT: Hockey FAVORITE MOVIE: “The Natural” As a newly minted college grad, AJ Solomon landed a plum first job in the Trenton o More...

Inclusive community celebrates Tu B’Shevat

In celebration of the Jewish New Year for Trees and Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month, Cong. 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

Despite losing Amona, Israeli settlers expect to win war for West Bank

AMONA, West Bank—In a dramatic clash with the settlement movement at this hilltop outpost, the state seemed to have won. More...

Bank of Israel releases designs featuring poets

Images of female Hebrew poets are featured on the new designs of the 20- and 100-shekel bills released by The Bank of Israel. The new bills reportedly will go into circulation by the end of the calendar year.  More...

TA University ranked among best

A new study ranked Tel Aviv University among the top schools producing billion-dollar startups. More...

Life Cycles

B’nai Mitzvah:

Adath Emanu-El  JOSHUA JANOVE, son of Debra and Jerome Janove, on Feb. 11.   More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

MORRIS COHEN, most recently of Medford, and formerly of Mt. Laurel, Maple Shade and Cherry Hill, NJ, passed away on Jan. 27. Husband of the late Esther Cohen. Father of Mark (Rhoda) Cohen and Jodi (Alvin) Stern. More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 ADATH EMANU-EL Sisterhood sponsors a Hamentaschen Cookie Swap at 7:30 p.m. benefitting Pediatric Cancer Research. A $5 donation gets a bag of six cookies. Call Karen at 609-577-0935. More...

Going Solo

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17  CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916.  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21  SOCIAL SINGLES OF THE KATZ  More...

Editorial

Vetted refugees must be permitted to settle in the U.S.

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a time set aside to memorialize victims of the Nazi regime, including 6 million Jews, President Donald Trump signed an executive order suspending refugee settlement in America. More...

DRY BONES… A Family Outing in 2017

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Letters

What are we prepared to do as history repeats?

If you think this is the first time an American politician endeavored to keep foreigners out of America based on religion, I offer an intradepartment memo Breckinridge Long, an assistant secretary of state, circulated in June 1940. More...

Applauds recent opinion piece

KUDOS to Charlie Miller, who so brilliantly elucidated the true historical facts about Israel. (Jan. 18 Voice: “Obama’s partnership in the UN war on Israel”) It is shameful that Pres. Obama and Sec. More...

Religion Column

‘An altar of earth or unhewn stones’

Parashat YitroEx. 18:1-20:23 How does one come close to God and how does God come close to us? More...

Jewish and Muslim women join together to promote peace & sisterhood

A stranger seeing the women gathered in a living room in Voorhees one night this past Chanukah would likely have assumed they were old friends celebrating together. More...

Trump-Netanyahu meeting

Donald Trump, then a candidate for president, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York, Sept. 25, 2016. More...

Voice at the Shore

Nominations for Woman of Valor celebration due March 1

Wanted: Women of Valor. More...

Budding philanthropist Sam Goldstein makes note cards and volunteers to help

Sam Goldstein is a frequent volunteer at the JFS food pantry. He also recently donated $115 to the pantry, raising money by selling note cards. More...

Young Israel brings warmth and meaning to Thursday nights

On a chilly Thursday night in late January, twenty people gathered at Young Israel of Margate to take part in the weekly series, Parsha Delights and Bites. More...

Federation

Family & youth programs making an IMPACT

The Jewish Federation is committed to providing family and youth services that enrich both the mind and the body. More...

Jewish Abilities Alliance website launched

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey is excited to announce the launch of another Shark Tank initiative. On Feb. 1, we launched a special needs website with resources for everyone called the Jewish Abilities Alliance of South Jersey (JAA). More...

World News

Pope Francis meets delegation from ADL

Pope Francis, meeting a delegation from the Anti-Defamation League, denounced “widespread” anti-Semitism.  More...

NY state apologizes for ‘anti-Israel’ cartoon

The New York state Department of Education has apologized for including a political cartoon on a statewide exam that critics called anti-Israel propaganda.  More...

Jewish refugee group helps reunite Syrian family

A Syrian family was reunited with help from the resettlement agency HIAS after the mother and her two daughters were temporarily prevented from traveling to the United States by President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.  More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 CONG. M’KOR SHALOM Tot Family Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by Tot Shabbat at 6:15 p.m. Shabbat dinner costs $10 per family and the Shabbat service is free and open to the community. More...

Voice Camp Guide 2017

BETH EL CAMP KAITANA 856-675-1166bethelsnj.org/-earlychildhood/campkaitana More...

JCC Camps at Medford welcomes new faces to its leadership team

The JCC Camps at Medford is pleased to announce the hiring of new senior staff members for Summer 2017.  More...

Columns

The community-wide Super Sunday effort should make us proud

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

Our Jewish community should be extremely proud. Through your efforts as volunteers and donors, we were able to raise more than $1-million during Super Sunday/Super Week that will benefit our community and Jews around the world.  More...

Record-breaking attendance at Tournies shows BBYO spirit

BBYO BLOCK

At the Cherry Hill Health and Racquet Club, South Jersey Region BBYO competed in Tournies, a 12-hour spirit competition to win the Tower of Spam and Spirit Stick, signifying the most spirited chapters in the region. More...

Role of police in society on display during Constitution Center trip

On a visit to Israel and her religious and holy sites, inevitably groups of Israeli soldiers are seen touring the area as well.  More...

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