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MEET MATT SIGEL…

Hell's Kitchen contestant can really take the heat

AGE: 35 FAMILY: Wife Ellen HOBBIES: Florida State Football, the New York Yankees, "Closet" Phillies Fan SYNAGOGUE: Adath Emanu-El PETS: Five cats ALMA MATER: Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan "Meshugenah" is the way Matt Sige More...

TALK TO US…

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Synagogue, church choirs continue tradition of many years

The combined choirs of Antioch Baptist Church of Camden and Cong. M'kor Shalom, a Reform synagogue in Cherry Hill, raised their voices in song and prayer at a worship service held at the church on April 27. More...

Federation

ANNUAL FEDERATION DAYS

Woodcrest Country Club sets annual Federation Days

Woodcrest Country Club will put a new spin on its annual Men's & Women's Federation Days this year. Women's Day, on Tuesday, June 3, will feature breakfast followed by golf, tennis and cards, and end prior to lunch. More...

WOMEN'S CAMPAIGN

Women's Campaign Mini-Missions educate

Women's Campaign of the Jewish Federation sponsored two recent mini missions offering opportunities to learn about our community's services. More...

ISRAEL 60

Israel 60 Festival set for June 1

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey will host an Israel 60 Festival on June 1 at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken. The Festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the race track. More...

World News

Carter a "bigot," says ambassador

WASHINGTON (JTA)- Israel's U.N. ambassador called Jimmy Carter a "bigot" for meeting with Hamas leaders. More...

Mezuzah can stay at Florida condo

NEW YORK (JTA)- A condo association discriminated against a Jewish resident with a mezuzah on her door, a Florida human rights board ruled. More...

JDate earns a Webby Award

NEW YORK (JTA)- JDate was honored in the 12th annual Webby Awards. The Jewish online dating site was cited in the social networking category, CNN reported. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

FELIX BASS, of Cherry Hill, died on April 20. Husband of Inge (nee Berger) Bass. Father of Ruth (John) Moriarty and Michael (Debbi) Bass. Grandfather of four. ADAM M. BECK, of Cherry Hill, died on April 14. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, MAY 11 Mosaic Outdoor Club of Phila. The group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Dunkin Donuts on the corner of Castor Ave. and Bustleton Pike to go on a 5-6 mile hike of some of the best trails in Pennypack Park. More...

Editorial

EDITORIALS…

Reasons to celebrate

The modern state of Israel is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Not only the citizens of Israel, but Jews throughout the world have many reasons to celebrate this milestone. More...

DRY BONES…

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Letters

DEAR EDITOR

Don't blame interfaith marriages

We read with concern Rabbi Ephraim Epstein's Torah commentary of April 23. There is more than one way to stem the tide of assimilation. More...

Four Questions

THE 4 QUESTIONS…

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

In celebration of Israel's 60th birthday, we invited Kellman Academy and Politz Day School sixth graders to answer questions about the Jewish State. More...

Religion Column

Yom Ha-Atzmaut 5768: Give the gift of your presence

Israel will be 60 years old on May 8. That is the day on which we mark Yom Ha-Atzmaut- Israel Independence Day. Israel was born in 1948, and so was I, which means it's easy for me to remember Israel's age. More...

Special Sections

Founding Fathers a little stiff, JFCS leaders agree

Gathered with our nation's founding fathers at a cocktail reception at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia are JFCS leaders (from left), Michele Ettinger, president-elect; President Michele Golkow, and Executive Director Jennifer Weiss. More...

Lots of speculation regarding Kadish arrest rationale

WASHINGTON- Is it connected to the classifiedinformation case against two former AIPAC staffers? A bid to pressure Israel to concede more to the Palestinians ahead of a new round of peace talks? More...

Mideast

Commander of Exodus, Yossi Harel, dies at 90

TELAVIV- On Monday, April 27, a white-haired former shipmate propped a gold-fringed, pale blue flag of the legendary Exodus ship next to the coffin of its commander, Yossi Harel. More...

Deal between Israel & Syria within realm of possibility

JERUSALEM- After several false starts over the past few years, Israel and Syria finally seem serious about peace negotiations. What's changed? More...

Israelis split on keeping Golan

JERUSALEM- Around half of Israelis would support ceding all or some of the Golan Heights under a peace deal with Syria, a poll found. More...

Agency

Installations to highlight Katz JCC Annual Meet

Amy Kaplan will be installed for a second term as president of the Katz JCC at the agency's 51st Annual Meeting on Monday, May 19. Kaplan has been involved at both the JCC and the Jewish Federation for the past 15 years. More...

Howard Heyman to be reinstalled at JCRC Annual Meeting

Howard Heyman will be installed for a second one year term as the President of the Jewish Community Relations Council, according to Richard Goldstein, president of the Jewish Federation The meeting and dessert reception will be on the More...

JFCS to host Annual Meeting May 13

Michele Ettinger will be installed for a first term as president of Samost Jewish Family and Children's Service at May 13 Annual Meeting. She succeeds Michele Golkow who will be honored for her devoted years of service. More...

Life Cycles

Engagements:

DICKERMAN-ETISH

Ruth and Michael Dickerman of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their daughter Katie to Scott Etish, son of Barbara and Allan Etish of Cherry Hill. Katie attended Plymouth State Univ. More...

Births:

HERSH Stefanie (nee Blankman) and Seth Hersh and big brother Matthew announce the birth of their son and baby brother, Jake Ryan (Yochanon Amitov), on Sept. 28, 2007. More...

Do It!

Events

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 ADATH EMANU-EL Mitzvah Cooking with the Social Action Committee at 7 p.m. Dinners will benefit Providence House, a local women's shelter. Call Forest Kairos at 273-9978 for details. More...

Kid Stuff

Events

SUNDAY, MAY 11 HAR SINAI TEMPLE Join a dozen of interfaith members of "Common Ground" at 11 a.m. for a discussion of the human ties of faithfulness that bind us together. There is no charge. FRIDAY, MAY 16 CONG. More...

Columns

Do a mitzvah; save a life

Project sends money to needy, forgotten Holocaust survivors

VANCOUVER, BC- The photographs are heart-wrenching: elderly men and women, living in near-squalid conditions. Some are dressed in all their winter clothes, even though they are indoors, because they don't have heat. More...

BOOK REVIEW

Good reading & goodbye

This is my last book review for the Voice. My reviews have appeared on these pages for 35 years- that's a long time. Enough is enough! I started when this paper was no more that four to eight pages with Ben Friedman as the editor. More...

SALLY'S WORLD

A "brand slut" confesses her evil shopping ways

Once upon a time, people stuck to brands like the loyalists they were reared to be. If your mother used Product X, chances are you did, too. More...