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MEET SHIRLEY SCHREIBER…

Former fur model thrives on memories 'among her souvenirs'

NAME: Shirley Schreiber FAMILY: Widowed for 18 years. A son in Voorhees, a daughter in the Philadelphia suburbs, four grandsons and eight great-grandchildren. FORMER RESIDENCES: Phila. Main Line, Brigantine and Ft. Lauderdale. More...

TALK TO US…

'Who's news?' will appear on this page of every issue of the Voice. Does anyone you know belong here? If so, email the person's name, a brief description, and contact information to jvoice@jfedsnj.org, and mark "Profile" in the subject field. More...

LOCALITES…

TBS preschool goes Seussical for Shabbat

To mark the beloved children's writer's birthday, rabbis, teachers and children at Temple Beth Sholom Preschool celebrated a Dr. Seuss Shabbat. All wore "Cat in the Hat" chapeaux, enjoyed Dr. More...

Agency

Annual Mideast Inst. presents three viewpoints

Gathered at the conclusion of The Jewish Community Relations Council's recent MidEast Institute are panelists (seated, from left), Raphael Danziger, Director of Research, American-Israel Public Affairs Committee; Hilary Leila Krieger, the Jerusalem P More...

March 31 symposium to address Jewish genetic diseases

Samost Jewish Family and Children's Service will partner with Albert Einstein Healthcare Network's Victor Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases, JFCS of Greater Philadelphia, and JFS of Delaware to present a day-long Genetics Symposium. More...

College costs the hot topic at JCF seminar

With college costs rising much faster than inflation year after year, on average, Ray Loewe has helped countless families plan ways to cover these expenses. And one of his most recommended tools to do so is the 529 College Plan. More...

Life Cycles

Wedding:

SHAPIRO-SURDEN

Jessica Leigh Shapiro, daughter of Ellen and Sam Shapiro of Marlton, and Andrew Lawrence Surden, son of Jay and Lois Richman and Bruce Surden of Phila., were married at the Lake House in Perkasie, PA on Nov. 4, 2007. Rabbi Alana Wasserman of Cong. More...

Birth:

MOJARES

Alison (nee Smoller) and Gregg Mojares announce the birth of Brielle Alexandra on Jan. 9. Sharing in their happiness are grandparents Lonnie and Stan Smoller, Cirly and Edgardo Mojares and greatgrandmother Hilda Smoller. More...

Engagements:

RULLO-BOOKBINDER

Myrna and Robert Bookbinder of Cherry Hill, Elaine Rullo of Jefferson, PA and Joseph Rullo of Newtown Square, PA announce the engagement of their children, Matthew Bookbinder and Monica Rullo. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. Dinner and a planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Longhorn Steakhouse in Whitman Square in the northeast. Call Jon at 787-0325 to RSVP. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

SUNDAY, MARCH 16 Adath Emanu-El Purim Carnival at 11 a.m. Join us for games, food and prizes. Special Tot Shabbat for children up to age six. All are welcome. Call 608-1200 for details. More...

Voice Annual Camp Guide

Camp and Tour Consultants Judy Macnow 610-446-2267 or 800-609-2267 judy@campandtour.com www.campandtour.com FREE camp referral service. Selecting a camp is an important decision. More...

Letters

DEAR EDITOR

Sixty years of service

Thank you for remembering my husband, Rabbi Albert Lewis, in the last two issues of The Voice. I would like to make a small correction. More...

Four Questions

THE 4 QUESTIONS…

Our questions, your answers... In every issue of the Voice

Q. Ever had a recurrent dream? (Do tell!) A. Yes! I'm at college and I can't find my classroom- Terri Akman, Freelance writer A. More...

Torah Portion

TORAH PORTION

Purim: Celebrating a hostile takeover

Jewish history is amazing! Everyone can have a different method of understanding it, and all be correct. One can take a literary, philosophical, psychological, sociological, or theological approach to examining the past. More...

 

Terror strikes yeshiva in heart of Jewish state

Eight Jerusalem students buried

JERUSALEM - While Israel's eyes were focused on the security threat from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, terrorism struck in the heart of the Jewish state. More...

1st SJ Meah students to graduate

Funding, students sought for 2008 class

Me'ah Instructor Jonathan Gribetz (second from left) and students (from left) Beth Cole, Steve Harley, Charles Honeyman and Phyllis Popiel continue their discussion at the end of a recent class. Story on page 24. More...

Mideast

IT'S A CROC

Hungry Aussie reptile

An Israeli tourist fishing in northern Australia came within a snap of being eaten by a monster crocodile. More...

PEACE…

Your guess is good as mine

After announcing that he was suspending Annapolis follow-up peace talks with Israel to protest its action in Gaza, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas offered to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. More...

ANALYSIS

Gaza continues to be critical issue for U.S. Sec'y of State

WASHINGTON (JTA) - For the U.S. secretary of state, it keeps coming back to Gaza. Condoleezza Rice, who saw Gaza come under the control of Hamas after she pressed for an Israeli withdrawal in 2005 and then elections in 2006, More...

Federation

WOMEN'S CAMPAIGN

Local mini-missions being planned for April

Because the best way to learn about what goes on in our Federation agencies is to see them in action, the Women's Campaign of the Jewish Federation is currently planning an April "mini-mission" so that local women can have this type of interactive More...

SALTZMAN FOUNDATION

Raymond and Gertrude R. Saltzman Foundation Awards 2008 Grants

The Raymond and Gertrude R. Saltzman Foundation's first cycle of 2008 grant awards for the Federation and its agencies approximated $573,000. More...

KEFIADA

SJ college students sought for summer program in Israel

Area students and young adults are invited to apply for the Kefiada summer program. Kefiada is a summer camp located in our partner community of Arad, Israel. More...

World News

HIAS lobbies on immigration

NEW YORK (JTA)- The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society lobbied on immigration reform for three days in Washington. The board of HIAS met with Bush administration officials in the U.S. More...

Methodist guide blasted as 'hate'

NEW YORK (JTA)- A study guide prepared by the United Methodist Church on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is drawing fierce condemnation from Jewish and pro-Israel organizations already concerned that divestment is making a comeback among mainline More...

Mordecai will be Democratic mascot

NEW YORK (JTA)- A 10-year-old Jewish donkey handler had her charge chosen to be the Democratic Party's convention mascot. More...

Obituaries

Russell Janoff dies; was Jewish leader

Russell Janoff, an active Jewish communal leader and lifelong Southern New Jersey resident, died on Feb. 24. He lived in Cherry Hill. He was a vice president of the Jewish Federation, a Life Trustee of Cong. More...

DEATH NOTICES

ALBERT BASS, 95, of Cherry Hill, died on Feb. 23. Husband of the late Florence (nee Soffer) Bass. Father of Myles (Marianne) Bass and Judith (William) Bass Diedalis. Grandfather of two. Mr. Bass was born in Phila. in 1912. More...

Do It!

Do It!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12 THE JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY 120th Anniversary Event at the Jewish Community Services Building, 2100 Arch St., Phila., 2 p.m., entitled "Interfaith Encounters: Reading and Writing the Other," a discussion moderated b More...

Editorial

EDITORIALS…

Attack may be turning point

Israel has seen many appalling terrorist attacks in the 60 years since independence in 1948. The murder of eight students at the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem may, however, mark a significant turning point in the conflict. More...

Columns

We Israelis are waiting to exhale

REHOVOT, ISRAEL- As I write, Israelis are holding their breath, waiting to see what happens in the South. More...

Black & white or shades of gray?

The Holocaust Insurance Accountability Act

NEW MILFORD, NJ- Sometimes serious matters cannot be viewed in black and white. Complicated issues must be examined carefully before action is taken. More...

IN THE BEGINNING

We're not other people

It was a long walk to talk to God. In the fall, when the wind drove the rain, we trudged, my father and I, to synagogue, where we celebrated the holiest of the high days. More...

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