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MEET JILL GONZALEZ…

Mt. Laurel teenager devoted to making the world a better place

AGE: 17 PARENTS: Kevin Gonzalez and Barbara Rothschild FAVORTIE FOOD: Chicken Parmesan HOBBIES: Track and Field; poetry FAVORITE BOOK: "The Little Prince" (French version) by Antoine de Saint Exupery FAVORITE MOVIES: More...

Relaxing to the music: Families flocked to Seeds of Sun Israeli jazz concert

LOCALITES…

Enjoying a picnic on the JCC field during the recent Summer MusicFest Seeds of Sun Israeli jazz concert, are JCC members Robyn and Chad Belson with sons Jared and Brett. More...

TALK TO US…

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Federation

STORY FROM THE HEART

Making a Difference in Israel This Summer

Laura Marder, a 19 year old student at Gloucester County College, loves helping kids and loves Israel. This summer, she is participating in a program that enables her to combine both of these passions. More...

World News

Yiddish chair endowed at UCLA

NEW YORK (JTA)—Comedy writer/producer Michael Ross donated $4- million to endow an academic chair in Yiddish language and culture at UCLA. More...

Antisemitism being 'imported'

LONDON (JTA)—Europe is an importer of antisemitism, a British government official said. Jim Murphy, the British minister for Europe, says it does so by allowing the Islamic media to broadcast antisemitic content to the continent's citizens. More...

EU boosts ties with Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA)—The European Union and Israel agreed to cooperate in education and training. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

BARRY L. ABRAMSON, of Auburn, ME, died on July 12. Husband of Dr. Roberta "Bobbi" Scherr. Son of Adele (nee Rutberg) and the late Israel Abramson. Father of Robert Abramson. Brother of Gary Abramson. More...

Devoted volunteer Cynthia Adleman dies

Cynthia Adleman, a woman devoted to her family and the Jewish community, died on July 20 at the age of 82. She lived at Lions Gate in Voorhees. More...

Going Solo

Events

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3 Mosaic Outdoor Club of Phila. Hike and swimming at Parvin State Park in NJ. Meet at Tiffany's Diner at 11 a.m. to carpool. Call Don at 215-934- 5676 after 8 p.m. More...

Editorial

Government must deal with conversion crisis

EDITORIALS…

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert took a necessary step when he decided to intervene in the country's ongoing conversion crisis. His decision to try to end an intolerable situation is correct and should be applauded. More...

DRY BONES…

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Religion Column

Tisha B'Av: Loss of 2nd Temple led to Judaism's rebirth

The "Black Fast" of Tisha B'Av, the 9th of Av, begins this year on August 9, and concludes a three week period of mourning that began with the 17th of Tammuz (July 20). More...

Special Sections

Crisis in the community

Federation seeks increased funds to meet growing needs

How do I keep on the electricity, so that my asthmatic child can breathe in his own home? How do we pay the mortgage to avoid foreclosure when there's barely enough food in the house to feed the family? More...

Liberal Jews spearhead rally

NEW YORK — An interfaith coalition demonstrated Sunday in Postville, Iowa, in support of justice for workers and comprehensive immigration reform. More...

Mideast

CONVERSION

Olmert vows to solve crisis

Ehud Olmert pledged to solve an Israeli conversion crisis prompted by a rabbinical dispute. More...

RELIGIOUS FLAP…

Women excluded from Knesset choir

Female members of the Knesset's choir were excluded from a plenum performance in deference to fervently Orthodox sensibilities. More...

Obama both hawkish and dovish during visit to Israel & Jordan

SDEROT, Israel (JTA)—During his stops in Jordan and Israel, presidential contender Barack Obama stressed both his backing for tough Israeli security measures and his commitment to advancing the peace process. More...

Agency

Food, photos, and friends: JCF unites Silver Circle members

What better way to spend a hot summer day than by enjoying some delectable desserts, spending time with friends, and delving into a little bit of local history? Thanks to event sponsor U.S. More...

Assemblyman on the ropes

Assemblyman Scott Rudder, District 8, Medford Township tries out the high ropes course and zipline. Rudder toured the camp and met with staff and campers during a recent visit to the JCC Camps at Medford. More...

And the livin' is very, very easy

Summer MusicFest committee members Julia Roberts, Wendi Lyons, Jocelyn Auerbach Klein, Jen Fowler and Sareh Yashaya enjoy the sweet sounds of Seeds of Sun during the Israeli jazz concert presented by the Katz JCC and the Young Adult Division of Feder More...

Life Cycles

Births

BERRY Barbara and Howard Strosberg of Cherry Hill, announce the birth of their grandson, Jackson Andrew (Yonaton Asher), on Aug. 6, 2007. More...

Do It!

Events

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30 TEMPLE SINAI OF CINNAMINSON Learn to blow the Shofar every Wed. evening in July and Aug. Call 829-0658 for details. FRIDAY, AUGUST 1 ADATH EMANU-EL Kabbalat Shabbat and Family BBQ at 6 p.m. Bring the whole family. More...

Kid Stuff

Events

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5 Cong. B'nai Tikvah National Night Out from 6-9 p.m. will include food, games and activities for the whole family. Call Staci at 589-6550 for details. More...

Columns

Prisoner exchange has psychological downside

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New appliances invade the kitchen and take over our lives

SALLY'S WORLD

We meet in the jammed aisle of a discount appliance store. The setting is not romantic, but a matchmaker in the person of an aggressive sales associate is nipping at my heels trying to make the seduction scene play well. More...

Call it 'chick lit,' call it romance: Here's the perfect summer read

LIBRARIANS ROUNDTABLE

At the height of summer, what could be better than a steamy "hot" novel? So let's talk about some women's fiction featuring romantic relationships and happy endings. Call it chick-lit, call it romance, call it the perfect summer read. More...