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MEET GAELA COHEN…

'Hashem is my boss & life is good,' says ebullient local artist

EDUCATION: The School of Visual Arts in New York, and the Academy of Fine Arts and Philadelphia Museum College of Art in Pennsylvania. FAMILY: Her mother, Pearl Cohen, had a lingerie and dress store in Camden. She was also a display artist. More...

LOCALITES…

Hadassah leadership award goes to Cherry Hill resident

Rochelle Rom (center) accepts Hadassah's National Leadership Award at Herzl Hadassah's installation dinner at Corollos in Marlton. Herzl co-presidents Stephanie Tucker (left) and Yvonne Friedman (right) make the presentation. More...

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Federation

CAMPAIGN DOLLARS AT WORK

JDC Helps Elderly Around The World

During times of emergency, the elderly feel trapped in their homes- often with little understanding of what is happening around them. More...

World News

Analysis: 'Sleight of mouth'- McCain pitches Iraq war in plea for Jewish voters

WASHINGTON - No confessional bloc rejects the Iraq war more than American Jews do. But in a bit of political jiu jitsu, John McCain is making the policy his own in his plea for Jewish votes. More...

Rabbis join torture ban bid

NEW YORK (JTA)- Rabbis for Human Rights joined an interfaith coalition to stop U.S.-sponsored torture. More...

Schwartz named Air Force chief

NEW YORK (JTA)- A Jewish U.S. Air Force veteran has been tapped to be its chief of staff. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced the appointment of Gen. Norton Schwartz, and named Michael Donley to be the Air Force's next secretary. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

ESTHER (nee Bernstein) BERNSTEIN, of Cherry Hill, died on May 31. Wife of the late David Bernstein. Mother of Joel (Lila) Bernstein and Elizabeth (Howard) Greenberg. Grandmother of six and greatgrandmother of 10. More...

Lester Nelinson dies; was JCC director

Lester Nelinson, executive director of the JCC in Camden during the late 1950's and mid- 1960's, died on May 11. Formerly of Cherry Hill, he lived in Lake Worth, FL. After leaving the Camden JCC in 1963, he ran JCCs in Minneapolis/St. More...

Do It!

Events

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18 TEMPLE EMANUEL The Henry Raich Sr. Group will hold its Brown Bag Lunch Meeting at noon. Rabbi David and Rabbi Mangel will discuss "Reform Judaism and Chassidism - Closer Than You Might Think." Call 489-0029 for details. More...

Kid Stuff

Events

FRIDAY, JUNE 20 TEMPLE EMANUEL Tot Shabbat at 7 p.m. for children up to five years old. Call 489-0029 for details. CONG. M'KOR SHALOM Family Services at 7:30 p.m. for families with school aged children. More...

Columns

Book clubs important to Israel's cultural development

REHOVOT, ISRAEL- A sharp battle recently raged on the pages of Tel Aviv's daily Ha'aretz about which group had the honor of establishing Israel's first English-language book club. More...

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

A time to change… a time to expand our horizons

As a kid, summer brought the completion of the school year. I advanced a grade and sometimes to a new school. As an adult, summers still seemed to be the end of one year and the beginning of another. More...

COMPUSCHMOOZE

Election website hopes to grow votes

Now that we've completed the primary election season, millions of newly energized voters are turning their attention to the general election battle. More...

Religion Column

The Torah helps us view life with an open mind

Parshat Shelach Num. 13:1-15:41 Parshat Shelach contains one of the most depressing episodes in world history- the slander of the 10 spies against our homeland Israel. More...

Reform Jews launch new siddur

LONDON- Leaders of the Reform movement in Britain are looking to a new prayer book to help bolster the movement as the main alternative to an increasingly Orthodox British Jewry. More...

Community rejoices as Israel turns 60

More than 400 community members turned out at Southern New Jersey's June 1 Israel 60 Festival at Cooper River Park. Rabbi Jerome P. David, Temple Emanuel and Israel 60 co-chair with Joan Feinberg, served as master of ceremonies. More...

Yad Vashem goes Hebrew on YouTube

Yad Vashem launched a Hebrew channel on YouTube. The channel, which began operations last week, joins the English and Arabic Yad Vashem channels that were launched last month and have had more than 600,000 views. More...

Mideast

RELATIONS

Israel will change approach to Diaspora

The Israeli government will present a "more humble" policy for its relations with the Diaspora. More...

SHALIT

Hamas releases letter from abducted soldier

Hamas released a letter from its Israeli captive, abducted soldier Gilad Shalit. Making good on its promise to former U.S. More...

Mofaz may be playing showoff with threats against Iran

JERUSALEM - Israel's officials have long walked a rhetorical tightrope when it comes to Iran, balancing deterrence against diplomacy. Shaul Mofaz may have teetered a bit too far. More...

Agency

JFCS unveils dynamic new logo

Samost Jewish Family and Children's Service has developed a new logo and tagline that will appear on all agency stationery, marketing materials, publications, advertisements and other documents. More...

Katz & YAD join to present outdoor family MusicFest

The Katz JCC and Federation's Young Adult Division will present the first Open Air Summer Family MusicFest at the Katz JCC on Monday, July 14 at 7 p.m. Admission is free to persons 18 and under. General admission is $5 per person. All are welcome. More...

A scoop of history for Silver Circle

Members of Jewish Community Foundation Silver Circle Society are invited to a free historical program and ice cream social at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 10 in the Lions Gate Commons Hall. More...

Life Cycles

Celebrations

B'nai Mitzvah Adath Emanu-El JEFFREY MICHAEL WEISSMAN, son of Susan and David Weissman, on June 7. HALEY LEVITHAN, daughter of Rosa and Arik Levithan, on June 7. SAMUEL MOIR, son of Joanne and James Moir, on June 14. More...

Birth

SCHWARTZ

Joel and Julie (nee Altman) Schwartz announce the birth of their son, Micah Colin (Yitzak Chaim), on April 23 at 10:10 a.m. More...

Engagement

ROTHENBERG - FICHMAN

Jack and Adrienne Rothenberg of Plantation, FLannounce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa, to Jonathan Fichman, son of Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Fichman of Lake Worth, FL., formerly of Cherry Hill. Melissa graduated from the Univ. More...

Going Solo

Events

FRIDAY, JUNE 20 CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat service at 8 p.m. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916 for details. SUNDAY, JUNE 22 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. More...

Editorial

EDITORIALS…

Promoting economic justice a Jewish obligation

Sometimes is takes a scandal to draw attention to something that should have been a community focus much earlier. Such is the case with Agriprocessors, the largest producer of kosher meat in the United States. More...

DRY BONES…

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Letters

DEAR EDITOR

Rabbi concerned with intermarriage, assimilation

I am writing in response to the May 23 letter written by Ruth Abrams and called, "Don't blame Interfaith Marriages." I am concerned that Ms. More...

Decries June 4 article about intermarriage

I thought I was dreaming when I read an article in the Jewish Community Voice providing "tips" when your child tells you they are intermarrying. Am I the only one who is in shock that our Jewish leadership would ever allow this article. More...

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