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MEET RICK EHRLICH…

'Accidental' coach guides Maccabi youth to personal, Jewish pride

FAMILY: Wife Jill and daughter Marlee, 14 HOBBIES: Cooking and gardening SYNAGOGUE: Temple Emanuel SPECTATOR SPORTS: Olympic swimming and golf HOME TOWN: Cincinnati ALMA MATER: Iowa State You can go home again, according to Rick Ehrlich. More...

LOCALITES…

With their own little hands … 500 kids make matzah

Children at the Katz JCC's Kidz Korner afterschool enrichment program recently baked matzah for Passover with the help of Rabbi Yitzchok Kahan of Chabad of Camden and Burlington Counties. 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...

Federation

CAMPAIGN DOLLARS AT WORK

Coming Home to Israel Julia Abramovich

(Adapted from an article prepared by Naomi Lipstein, Jewish Federation of Central NJ) Julia Abramovich was 9 years old when she learned she was Jewish. More...

ISRAEL 60

Tigay launches Israel 60 lecture series

Prof. Jeffrey Tigay (third from left) presented "Judea & the Diaspora: The Beginnings of the Bipolar Jewish World after the Babylonian Exile" as the Israel 60 Scholarly Lecture Series kicked off on April 10 at the Weinberg Jewish Community Campus. More...

IGIVE.COM

Shop online and do a world of good

Shopping for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, graduations? When you shop online at iGive.com, a portion of each purchase will be donated to the Jewish Federation. More...

Life Cycles

B'nai Mitzvah:

Adath Emanu-El IAN MICHAEL FIEDLER, son of Vicky and Joel Fiedler, on Apr. 5. JESSE S. CONCA, daughter of Cheryl Sperber and Michael Conca, on Apr. 12. Cong. Beth El ANDREW SOLL, son of Lauren and Jonathan Soll, on Apr. 5. More...

Engagements:

DAVIS-TUREN

Paul and Lois Davis, of Cherry Hill and Margate, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alison Davis, to Zev Turen, son of Irwin and Chaya Turen of Chicago. Alison is currently working in sales for an event company in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. More...

MENNES-ROSEN

Roxanne and Samuel Mennes of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Nicole, to Brandon Hersh Rosen, son of Andrea and Allan Rosen of Huntingdon Valley, PA. Stephanie is a graduate of Rider Univ. with a B.A. More...

Kid Stuff

Events

FRIDAY, MAY 2 ADATH EMANU-EL Tot Shabbat service from 5:45-6:30 p.m. Open to families with children up to second grade. All are welcome. Call 608-1200 for details. Family Shabbat service at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome. Call 608-1200 for details. More...

Columns

Check your source: Spreading lies won't help the Jews

Mark Twain said that it is easier for a lie to work its way around the world before the truth can put its pants on. And that was 80-100 years before the Internet. Now it's even faster. More...

Nahal Oz: New blood, old battleground

REHOVOT- The blood of young Israelis continues to be spilled at Nahal Oz, a kibbutz on the outskirts of the Gaza Strip where two truck drivers were murdered recently. More...

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

Dollar devaluation drives Israeli independence

During my first trip to Israel in 1983, the director of our program stood at the front of the bus and said, "I don't know if you've heard the news, but overnight you've all become rich and we've all become poor." It was the first time I had heard t More...

Special Sections

U.S. defines some criticism of Israel as antisemitism

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has taken the groundbreaking step of identifying some virulent criticism of Israel as antisemitism, as it warns that anti-Jewish attitudes and incidents are on the rise worldwide. In a new study, the U.S. More...

Kids go creative at Medford JCC Camps open house

First time camper Maya Butcher creates a bear at the recent JCC Camps at Medford Open House. Maya was joined by her sisters Alex & Addison as well as mom Melanie. More...

Mideast

Analysis: Livni asks moderates for help on peace process

JERUSALEM- Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni flew to the Qatari capital of Doha in the Persian Gulf last week with an ambitious goal: changing moderate Arab attitudes toward Israel. More...

SCANDAL

Katsav reneges on plea bargain

JERUSALEM- Moshe Katsav, the Israeli ex-president mired in a sex scandal, has rejected his plea agreement. Katsav appeared in Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday afternoon and pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual offenses. More...

Mosque wears Israeli colors

JERUSALEM- Residents of an Israeli-Arab village painted their mosque blue and white in honor of the Jewish state's 60th anniversary. More...

Agency

Child survivor rescued by Wallenberg to keynote Yom Hashoa observance

Vera Goodkin, a child survivor of the Holocaust who was rescued by the Swedish diplomat, Raoul Wallenberg, will be the keynote speaker at Yom Hashoah the annual community observance of the Holocaust. More...

JCC Camps gears up for CIT Leadership Program

The JCC Camps at Medford has appointed Eric Newman, formerly of Camp Shalom Sports, Gesher CIT (Counselor-in- Training) director and Debbie Jacobs, former Tavor Division head, Assistant Gesher director, More...

World News

Carter's Hamas meetings undermine peace efforts

WASHINGTON- Jimmy Carter's meetings with Hamas officials last week do not technically violate U.S. More...

JCPA calls for ceremony boycott

WASHINGTON (JTA)- The umbrella body for U.S. Jewish public policy groups called for a boycott of the Olympics opening ceremony. More...

Prince Charles to open JCC

JERUSALEM (JTA)- The Prince of Wales and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, will open a Jewish community center in Krakow. Prince Charles is the patron of the new center, which is funded by the London-based charity World Jewish Relief. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

SHIRLEY (nee Walder) BECKETT, of Voorhees, died on April 11. Wife of the late Gustave Beckett. Mother of Robert (Arlene) Beckett. Sister of Jack Walder. Grandmother of three and great-grandmother of three. More...

Do It!

Events

SUNDAY, APRIL 27 CONG. M'KOR SHALOM Join us from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. as the House Committee tackles a variety of projects in the building. All skill levels welcome. Call 424- 4220 for details. More...

Going Solo

Events

SATURDAY, MAY 3 Mosaic Outdoor Club of Phila. Trip to the country fair at the W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences featuring activities and a BBQ chicken dinner. More...

Editorial

EDITORIALS…

Americans face real choice

The 2008 presidential election is among the most interesting and important elections in years. More...

DRY BONES…

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Letters

Most evangelicals strong supporters of Israel & friends of the Jewish people

As an evangelical Christian organization with warm and mutually supportive relationships with the Jewish community we have noted the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) sponsored New York Times advertisement on March 28, More...

Location, location

It's important for a news organization's credibility to get details right. In the otherwise fine article on the young Chabad couple, you put Rockland County on Long Island. It is an error. More...

Mark the Warsaw Ghetto uprising

I read the Passover issue of the Voice and was disappointed that there was no mention of the 65th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, which coincided with the first seder this year. More...

Four Questions

THE 4 QUESTIONS…

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

Q. Law you'd repeal? A. Talking on a cell phone while driving- Tracey Diamond, Human Resources, Jewish Federation A. Legalization of marijuana- June Eisner, Famous Household Wizard A. More...

Torah Portion

Passover, Yom Hashoah & next year in Jerusalem

I was asked to write a Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Memorial Day piece. Yet I am aware that this issue of the Voice is being delivered and read right smack in the middle of the festive holiday of Pesach. More...