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MEET RABBI AVI & MINA RICHLER…

'The handwriting was on the wall,' for young Chabad couple

NAMES: Rabbi Avi & Mina Richler STATUS: Married two years and two months MOTTO: "No Jew left behind," because Rabbi Shneerson believed in caring for every Jew. His legacy lives and he lives through his message. More...

LOCALITES…

All decked out for JCC Purim Masquerade Ball

Estelle Kushner (left) and Ruth Price show off their costumes during the Purim Masquerade Ball for adults 60 and better at the Katz JCC. The Purim party was held as part the kosher weekly meal program available to community members at the JCC. More...

Powerful film brings Darfur genocide to students

The horrors of the Darfur genocide were brought home to over 1,000 students from 16 high schools throughout Southern New Jersey during three special screenings of "The Devil Came on Horseback. More...

Federation

YAD ISRAEL MISSION

Spend a sizzling summer in Israel

Celebrate your independence in the capital of the Jewish homeland. Imagine a July 4 Shabbat dinner in Jerusalem. Dine under the stars at an authentic Bedouin hafla (feast). Meet new Ethiopian immigrants and explore the South. More...

ISRAEL 60

Tigay to launch Israel 60 lecture series

Prof. Jeffrey H. Tigay of the University of Pennsylvania will keynote the kick-off of an Israel 60 Scholarly Lecture Series on Thursday, April 10. More...

FED FACT

JDC a lifeline for Jews in FSU

220,000 elderly Jews living in the former Soviet Union rely on the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to be their lifeline. More...

Life Cycles

CROCE-HERSH

Elise and Nick Croce of Cherry Hill and Dr. Steven and Beverly Hersh of Cherry Hill, announce the engagement of their children, Adina Sarah Croce and Todd Kenneth Hersh. Adina graduated with honors from Rutgers Univ. with a B.S. More...

GOLDBERG- BROMBERG

Lois and David Bromberg of Cherry Hill and Roberta and Alan Goldberg of Boca Raton, FLand Paula Footer of Wayland, MA announce the engagement of their children, Todd Aaron Bromberg to Alix Lee Goldberg. Todd earned a B.S. More...

BELAFSKY- SWARTZ

Meredith Sue Belafsky, daughter of Abby and Robert Belafsky of Voorhees, and Benjamin Julius Swartz, son of Bonnie and James Swartz of Toledo, OH and Palm Beach Gardens, FL, were married at The Westin Philadelphia on Dec. 22, 2007. 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...

Events

SUNDAY, APRIL 13 Cong. Beth Tikvah Pre-School and Hol-i-tot program at 9 a.m. with a Model Seder at 10:30 a.m. Temple Sinai of Cinnaminson Tot Brunch & Play at 9:30 a.m. for families with children not yet in school. More...

Columns

IN THE BEGINNING

Waiting for Elijah

Muhammad Ali was nothing. He was big and brown and buff and he scared the life out of most who would join him in the ring. "I don't get it," I said to Ali, after he invited me to spend a couple of days with him at his training camp in Deer Lake. More...

SPORTS SPOT

The Grapefruit League games are sunny, relaxed

Ever been scammed at the baseball park? At our last spring training game of the season in Jupiter, FLon Mar. 27, I tried to act like a "mensch" and almost ended up paying the price for it. More...

FAMILY TALK

Dolls aid families touched by cancer

When a young mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, one of the hardest things she may have to do is tell her young children about her disease and how it will affect the family. More...

 

Symposium stresses urgency of genetic screening for Jews

They gathered to consider one of the most urgent issues facing Jews, an issue too little known, understood and examined. More...

Mideast

ARTS

Apple ad sparks singer's career

Musicians not so long ago would be regarded as colossal sell-outs for licensing their work for use in a TV commercial. More...

TRANSFER

Most Israeli Jews favor Arab transfer

JERUSALEM- Three in four Israeli Jews favor the idea of transferring their Arab compatriots to the jurisdiction of a future Palestinian state, a poll found. More...

ISRAEL@60

Country's Arabs see little to celebrate

BAQA AL-GHARBIYEH, Israel- For Jalal Sawalha, Israel's 60th anniversary is no reason to celebrate. More...

Agency

March named Nat'l Social Work Month

Samost Jewish Family and Children's Service and the National Association of Social Workers recently declared March 2008 as National Social Worker Month. More...

Abramsons to be honored during JCF Annual Dinner

On May 20, the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. (JCF) will recognize Jerry and Shelly Abramson as its Community Honorees during its May 20 Annual Dinner. More...

World News

PA judgment vacated by judge

NEW YORK (JTA)- A U.S. federal judge vacated a $174-million judgment against the Palestinian Authority. More...

Woody Allen sues over rabbi billboard

NEW YORK (JTA)- Woody Allen is suing a clothing company for advertisements showing the actor dressed as a rabbi. Allen filed a $10 million lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan against American Apparel Inc. More...

Vandalism hits PA synagogue

NEW YORK (JTA)- The FBI has joined an investigation into the vandalism of a synagogue in northeastern Pennsylvania. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

WILLIAM BECKER, of Cherry Hill, died on March 26. Husband of Mona (nee Wakim) Becker. Father of Jodi (Francis) Erb, Dolly Colby and Susan (Henry) Bazarte. Brother of Sylvia (Dr. Len) Doloff. Grandfather of nine and great-grandfather to many. Mr. More...

Do It!

Events

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9 ADATH EMANU-EL Y.E.S. (Young Exceptional Seniors) Club Meeting at noon. The guest speaker will be Morris and Helyn Ostroff who will discuss the story of the "Little Shul on the Prairie." Bring your own lunch. More...

Going Solo

Events

SUNDAY, APRIL 13 Mosaic Outdoor Club of Phila. Walk around the lake in Core Creek Park followed by a walk through historic area in Newtown, PA. The group will meet at Tiffany's Diner on Roosevelt Blvd. at 11 a.m. More...

Editorial

EDITORIALS…

Let us celebrate freedom for all

Passover begins on Saturday night Apr. 19 with a seder recalling the exodus from Egypt. We hear of the bitterness of bondage and the Jewish people's emergence as a free people. More...

'Sliding doors' & the miracle of Israel

REHOVOT, ISRAEL- As I approach my sunset years, I can't help but think of that charming 1998 film "Sliding Doors," in which a woman's life is decisively affected by whether she enters one subway train or another. More...

Passover reveals the exile in us all

Every Passover, an acquaintance I see once a year at seder makes the same joke. "Nu," he says. "Why is it I only see you when we re wandering? Next time, come over and stay awhile. More...

Four Questions

THE 4 QUESTIONS…

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

Q. Your favorite seder memory? A. When my young son could help his older cousin read the four questions because of his Kellman education- Eve Bandler, COO Jewish Federation of Southern NJ A. More...

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