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MEET JONATHAN SILVERSTONE…

Teenage enthusiast gives heart & 'Soul'

NAME: Jonathan Silverstone AGE: 14 FAMILY: Parents Debbie and Howard; sister Emma (10); and brother Alec (10). More...

TALK TO US…

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LOCALITES…

'Lost synagogue' off Eastern State's Cellblock 7

It has been more than three and half decades since the last Jewish service at Eastern State Penitentiary, but restoration of the small synagogue, tucked into a narrow alleyway off Cellblock 7 will start next month. More...

Federation

DJE

Summer scholarships for teens

Scholarship applications for Jewish Federation's Department of Jewish Education (DJE) summer teen Israel experiences and Jewish overnight camp tuition are due on April 1. More...

WOMEN'S CAMPAIGN

Lions will roar into Tel Aviv

As Israel turns 60, United Jewish Communities (UJC) will join in the celebration by taking the International Lion of Judah Conference to Tel Aviv from Nov. 12 -16. More...

FUNDS DEVELOPMENT

Make Jewish Federation your center for Jewish philanthropy

Have you ever thought "What if I could change the world?" What would you want to do and how would you go about achieving your objectives? More...

World News

R.I. firebombing under investigation

PROVIDENCE, R.I. More...

Sen. Metzenbaum, Ohio Democrat, dies

WASHINGTON (JTA)- Former Ohio Sen. Howard Metzenbaum died at the age of 90. Metzenbaum, Ohio's first Jewish U.S. senator, died at his home in Florida. He was appointed by then-Gov. More...

INTERMARRIAGE…

Study finds clergy matters

SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)- Intermarried couples married by a rabbi or cantor have higher levels of Jewish involvement, a new study found. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

DOROTHY (nee Korin) ABRAMOWITZ, of Cherry Hill, died on March 15. Wife of the late Raymond Abramowitz. Mother of Barbara Abramowitz Reilly and Wendy Sue Abramowitz. Sister of Evelyn Jacobs. Grandmother of one. More...

Do It!

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM The South Jersey Council of Jewish Libraries and The Jewish Community Foundation will sponsor Dr. Beth Wenger, director of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Kid Stuff

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...

Calendar

SUNDAY, MARCH 30 Katz JCC Early Childhood Carnival for families with children 1-6. Moon bounce, crafts, games, face painting, music and snacks! Cost: In Advance: $10 and $8 for each additional child. More...

Columns

COMPUSCHMOOZE

Rowan panel busts "new media" myths

Anytime you try to make predictions about how people will use technology, it pays to remember the "Opposite George" episode of the popular TV series, "Seinfeld," warns Edward H. More...

LIBRARIANS' ROUNDTABLE

Publishers give good Pesach guidance

You've bought the matzah, you're cleaning your house- but are you really ready for Passover? Of all the Jewish holidays, this is the one celebrated by the highest number of Jews. More...

MONEY MATTERS

Tax season is here: Will it be USA or UJC?

Tax time again! With spring in the air I will either be setting up a meeting with my accountant or I will be calling him to ask for an extension. It's an annual ritual of sorts. More...

Torah Portion

Righteous anger a Gd-given valuable tool

Parshat Tazri'a Lev. 12:13-59, Ex. More...

 

'Breaking Bread' together builds religious understanding

Jerry Washko had never heard a rabbi talk about God. A Catholic who lives in Woodbury, Washko studied Catholic theology in a seminary where some of the teachers spoke about Judaism- from a Christian point of view. More...

McCain in Israel:

Presidential hopeful assures Israeli leaders of abiding commitment

JERUSALEM - Wearing a white knitted kipah, U.S. Sen. John McCain stood at the Western Wall, tucked a note inside one of its crevices and pressed his hand on the ancient stone, More...

Mideast

OLIM WANTED

Knesset lobby to encourage aliyah

A new Knesset caucus will encourage aliyah from Western countries.The Knesset Caucus for Western Aliyah will try to enhance the welfare of immigrants from Western countries who are making an "aliyah of choice. More...

AGREEMENTS…

German Chancelor visits Jewish State

On a deeply emotional and historyladen visit to Israel to mark the Jewish state's 60th anniversary, German Chancellor Angela Merkel focused on two pressing issues: Israeli-Palestinian peace and Iran's nuclear weapons program. More...

Likud undamaged by Bibi's scandal

JERUSALEM Benjamin Netanyahu was hurt by a recent scandal but his Likud Party is still Israel's most popular, a poll found. According to a survey in Ma'ariv, 60. More...

Agency

JFCS will be 'Stepping Out'

Grab your fanciest flip flops and favorite Hawaiian shirt and join Samost Jewish Family and Children's Service them for its annual fundraiser- this time, the Caribbean-themed "Stepping Out" on April 12 at the Weinberg Jewish Community Campus. More...

Lecture series to focus on Israel

A three-part lecture series called "One People or Two: Israel and the Future" will be held at the Weinberg Jewish Community Campus beginning on Thurs., April 10. Hosted by the Israel Resource Center, under the aegis of the Jewish Federation Dept. More...

Planning Auxiliary Spring Luncheon

JGH Auxiliary @ Lions Gate will hold its Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show at The Crowne Point Plaza on Wednesday, April 3. More...

Life Cycles

Engagements:

PEARSON-BARATZ

The families of Dr. Rachel Elizabeth Pearson and Daniel Adam Baratz joyfully announce their engagement. Rachel, the daughter of Barbara Pearson of New York and Dr. Mel Pearson of Holmdel, NJ, is a graduate of Brandeis Univ. and the Univ. More...

Wedding:

WOLKOFF- NANBERG

Sherry and Mark Wolkoff of Marlton announce the marriage of their daughter, Lauren Elise, to Joshua David Nanberg, son of Sandra and Leslie Nanberg of Boston, MA. The ceremony and reception took place on Oct. 7 at Appleford Estate in Villanova. More...

B'nai Mitzvah:

Adath Emanu-El AUSTIN SILVER, son of Carol and Cole Silver, on Mar. 1. JONATHAN PHILLIP FANGER, son of Linda Sattel and Michael Fanger, on Mar. 1. ABBY BEIZER, daughter of Martin Beizer and Theresa Beizer, on Mar. 8. More...

Going Solo

Calendar

FRIDAY, APRIL 18 Cong. Beth El Singles service at 8 p.m. at the Chapel Ave. location. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916 for details. . More...

Editorial

Nation needs the 'race conversation'

Barack Obama's March 18 speech addressing his relationship with his longtime pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Jr., has been praised by many and condemned by many. More...

DRY BONES…

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Letters

Playing the race card

Our country has come far in less than 250 years, but I fear that we are now moving backwards. More...

Jews not threatened in France

I 'd like to react to an article by Devorah Lauter (French Jews hide their Jewishness, page 17, Feb. 27 Voice) from the JTA. More...

Four Questions

THE 4 QUESTIONS…

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

Q. Favorite news anchor? A .Robin Edwards- Penny Boughton, Owner SR Face & Body Spa A. Brian Williams- June Eisner, Famous household wizard A. Tom Brokaw & Paula Zahn- David Farber, V.P., U.S. More...

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