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Mideast

NAT'L STUDY

Jews, Arabs support coexistence

JERUSALEM- A majority of Jewish and Arab Israelis support coexistence efforts, a study found. More...

EXPLOSION

Truck bomb was aimed at kidnap

WASHINGTON- Atruck explosion on the Gaza-Israel border was part of an effort to abduct Israeli soldiers, the Israeli army said. The truck exploded on the Palestinian side of Erez Crossing into the Gaza Striplate last month. More...

'I overlooked a lot of things,' Talansky says in court

JERUSALEM (JTA) - After weeks of legal limbo and widespread speculation about his role in Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's latest corruption scandal, American Jewish businessman Morris Talansky has had his day in court. The Long Island, N.Y. More...

Agency

Sally Friedman closes JGH Auxiliary at Lions Gate season

The JGH Auxiliary at Lions Gate will host its Closing Meeting and Luncheon at Lions Gate Commons Hall, 1110 Laurel Oak Road in Voorhees, on Thursday, June 19, at 11:30 a.m. The community is invited. More...

JCF sets seminar

The Jewish Community Foundation, Inc.'s Professional Advisory Committee will host a free informational seminar on June 25, dealing with long term care strategies and and how long term care issues can affect your charitable giving plans. More...

Samost JFCS presents Nintendo Wiis to Voorhees facilities

Residents of all senior care facilities in Voorhees are now enjoying virtual games of bowling, golf, tennis, and many other sports, provided by the Nintendo Wii., one of the hottest new items to hit the nursing home and senior retirement communiti More...

World News

Analysis: Canada's prime minister brings new support for Israel

TORONTO- For many Canadian Jews, the country's prime minister has been more than just a breath of fresh air when it comes to support for Israel. They wonder whether Stephen Harper may be too good to be true. More...

Carter confirms Israel's nukes

NEW YORK (JTA)- Jimmy Carter reportedly acknowledged Israel's nuclear arsenal. The Sunday Times of London quoted the former U.S. president as saying during an appearance at a British literary festival that Israel has 150 nuclear weapons. More...

Director Pollack dies at age 73

NEW YORK (JTA)- Sydney Pollack, the acclaimed director of "Tootsie" and "Out of Africa," has died. Pollack, who won an Academy Award for "Out of Africa," died of cancer at his home in Los Angeles. He was 73. More...

Kid Stuff

Events

FRIDAY, JUNE 6 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

Postville speaks to us as Jews & as Americans

NEW YORK (JTA)- The recent raid in Postville, Iowa, on this country's largest kosher slaughterhouse, where at least 390 people were arrested on immigration charges, is troubling on many levels. More...

Shavuot brings 5 reasons for vegetarianism

1. Shavuot is described as "z'man matan Toratenu" (the season of the giving of our law (the Torah)). More...

COOKING

Straight from Schelly's kitchen: A Shavuot holiday feast

Shavuot, which commemorates the giving of the Torah, takes place in late spring. This year, the holiday starts on Sunday, June 8. Traditionally, the holiday is celebrated with dairy food. More...

Tiny Israel sends aid to earthquake-ravaged China

Chinese help rescue Israeli students

BEIJING- In a gesture of support, one of the world's smallest countries is sending aid to the world's most populous nation in the form of $1.5 million worth of equipment for earthquake relief. More...

Local News

Zachor: Cherry Hill teen founds group to preserve the memory of the Holocaust

MEET ARIELLE BELFER…

AGE: 15 FAMILY: Parents Gail and Robert; brothers, Joshua, 18, and Joel, 11 SYNAGOGUE: Cong. Sons of Israel FAVORITE BOOKS: Gossip Girl (also favorite TV show) FAVORITE SONG: "Everything" by Michael Buble FAVORITE FOOD: More...

Intergenerational program stresses acts of loving kindness

LOCALITES…

It's all about "chesed" according to (from left), Sandra Crass, Edith Sharfman and Marnie Katz, representing the Sons of Israel Bikor Cholim and the Politz day School of Cherry Hill. 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

MIDRASHAH GRADUATION

The Class of 2008 includes Alison Bogdonoff, Jonathan Chalik, Elyse Cohen, David Convissar, Ellen Eichenbaum, Elyse Eisenberg, Laura Finkelstein, Matan Freedman, Anya Gelernt, Andrea Heymann, Jessica Hock, Ariana Kalkstein, Amanda Klein, Lauren Kondr More...

KIPNIS-WILSON/FRIEDLAND AWARD

Rudner to Receive National Award

Gerri Rudner has been named Southern New Jersey's recipient of the Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award presented by United Jewish Communities (UJC), the umbrella organization of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey. More...

FEDERATION LEADERSHIP AWARD

Eisners named 2008 Woodcrest Federation Days honorees

Steve and June Eisner will be honored with the prestigious Federation Leadership Award during Woodcrest Country Club's annual Federation Day on Thursday, June 19. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

SARAH (nee Kauffman) BERK, of Delran, died on May 26. Wife of the late Meyer Berk. Mother of Helene Hark and the late Leonard Berk. Grandmother of two and greatgrandmother of six. NATHAN ELLMAN, of Cherry Hill, died on May 17. More...

Do It!

Events

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4 JEWISH BUSINESS NETWORK Morning meeting from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Katz JCC in Lahn Hall. No charge to members. Guests are welcome to attend on a one-time trial. Call 877-526-4286 for details. More...

Going Solo

Events

SATURDAY, JUNE 14 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. Miniature Golf at 8 p.m. at the Burholme Park Golf Center on Cottman Ave. Call Gale at 215-331-8194 for details or RSVP. SUNDAY, JUNE 22 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. More...

Editorial

EDITORIALS…

Not what Israel needs

At press time, Ehud Olmert was still Israel's prime minister. The sharks, however, are circling and they clearly view Olmert as doomed. Regardless of what you think of Olmert, this is bad news for Israel. More...

DRY BONES…

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Religion Column

RELIGION

The long lost significance of Shavuot (Shavuos)

However you pronounce it, Shavuot has been around for a long, long time, and it seems that many Jews tend to overlook its timeless significance. More...