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Local News

International president found his voice at local BBYO

MEET EVAN HERRON…

AGE: 18 FAMILY: Parents, Holly and Steven Herron. Brother Jon, 21, and sister Kate, 20. INTERESTS: Basketball, concerts, hanging out with friends. More...

Hate subject of JCRC confab

LOCALITES…

The JCRC annual School Superintendents' Conference focused on dealing with hate and hate crimes in the schools. The program draws school official from the tri-county area. More...

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Federation

Greenberg to receive Young Leadership Award

Robyn Greenberg will be honored with the Shellie Greenspun Young Leadership Award at the 86th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation. The dinner meeting is set for Wednesday, Oct. More...

Major Gifts Reception set for Nov. 2

The Jewish Federation's 2009 Major Gifts Reception will be held on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. This intimate gathering for leading community philanthropists will be held at a private home in Cherry Hill. More...

Adler, Myers to square off in Election Forum

SUPER SUNDAY

State Senator John Adler (D) and Medford Mayor Chris Myers (R), candidates for the Third Congressional District seat, will participate in an Election Forum on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weinberg Jewish Community Campus in Cherry Hill. More...

Life Cycles

Birth:

BERESIN Todd and Dina Fuchs Beresin of Atlanta, GA, announce the birth of their son Cobi Sol. Big sister Eva Anne welcomes her baby brother. More...

Wedding:

THURM- DENEROFF Lauren Alyssa Thurm was married to Joseph Lorenzo Deneroff on July 12. Rabbi Claire Green performed the ceremony at Jasna Polana in Princeton. More...

Do It!

Events

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9 TEMPLE HAR ZION Break-the-fast cost is $25 for adults and $8 for kids under 13. Call Andrea Turner at 609- 304-3701 to reserve a seat. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10 TEMPLE EMANUEL "Come as you are Shabbat" at 6 p.m. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. Break the Fast dinner at Tiffany's Diner at 8 p.m. Call Jay at 215-887-9530 for details or to RSVP. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. More...

Editorial

A bad economy requires good deeds

The United States may be heading towards one of the worst periods of economic trouble in recent memory. More...

DRY BONES…

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Revisiting the Jewish vote: Jews view Nov. election as pivotal to their security

LOS ANGELES —For Americans, but especially for Jews, 2008 will be a pivotal presidential election. More...

Religion Column

Make a run for the open gates

Several years ago on the week before Yom Kippur, I handed an index card to each student in religious school on which I asked them to list the things that they regretted doing over the past year. More...

No feast with the beast'

A coalition of U.S. religious groups exchanged views with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at a New York hotel. More...

Special Sections

H. Richard 'Dick' Dollinger mourned

Philanthropist & gentleman, aided Jews in need

H. Richard "Dick" Dollinger, a beloved pillar of the Southern New Jersey Jewish community, died on Sept. 23 at the age of 73. A resident of Cherry Hill, he was remembered as a true gentleman and a tireless worker on behalf of Jews in need. More...

Federation mitzvah project draws praise

Funds, volunteers needed to maintain New Camden Cemetery

They arrived at about 1 p.m., grabbed their paint and brushes, donned their plastic gloves, and set to work. More...

Mideast

'Mysterious place,' that Israel, say 1st Chinese tourists

BEIJING — At a pre-departure session for China's first tour group to Israel, manager Wu Jianguo from China Travel Service answered many questions from his pioneering clients: Will all the shops be closed on the day of rest? More...

CAR BOMB

Syrian leaders blame Israel for attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Syrian leaders and Arab media are blaming Israel and the United States for a car bomb in Damascus. The recent explosion, which is being called a "terrorist act," killed 17 civilians, according to reports. More...

WITNESSES…

Yad Vashem gets Shoah Foundation videos

NEW YORK (JTA) — Yad Vashem has taken possession of copies of nearly 52,000 Holocaust video testimonies, giving it the world's largest collection. More...

Agency

Blank Rome Festival promises an eight-day cultural extravaganza

The Blank Rome Festival of Arts, Books and Culture of the Katz JCC promises an eight-day extravaganza, Sunday, Nov. 9 - Sunday, November 16, according to Vicki Zell , Festival chair. More...

Lions Gate "Studios" new option for affordable assisted living

Lions Gate, the Jewish Federation affiliated continuing care retirement community in Voorhees, is now offering more opportunities for seniors requiring assistance, according to its sales team. More...

Auxiliary at Lions Gate sets gala

The Jewish Geriatric Home Auxiliary at Lions Gate will celebrate its 36th year at a double Chai Gala on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mansion in Voorhees. More...

World News

Actor, philanthropist Paul Newman dies

Paul Newman, actor, director, racecar driver, liberal activist and philanthropist, died at 83. He died at his farmhouse near Westport, Conn., following a long battle with cancer. More...

Security Council reaffirms sanctions

The UN Security Council reaffirmed existing sanctions against Iran but did not expand them. More...

'Obsession' target of Islamic Council

The Council on American Islamic Relations wants U.S. election authorities to probe the mass distribution of a DVD on radical Islam. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

ESTHER (nee Ladin) GELFAND, of Cherry Hill, died on Sept. 17. Wife of the late Isaac Gelfand. Mother of Jeffrey Gelfand and Ilyse (Glenn) Silver. Grandmother of three and great-grandmother of one. More...

Phillip Redelheim dies; was Cong. Beth El director

Phillip Redelheim, the executive director of Cong. Beth El for nearly 20 years, died on Sept 20. He was also active at Young Israel of Cherry Hill. More...

Kid Stuff

Events

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 Cong. M'kor Shalom Dinner in the Sukkah at 6 p.m. will be hosted by our newest committee, Chaverim, for families with school-aged children. The cost is $18 per family. BYOB and dessert. Call 424-4220 to RSVP and for details. More...

Columns

Life isn't safe anywhere, but headlines often distort the source of threats

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

I recently traveled to the United States to visit my family. While there, I heard one question from literally everyone who learned that I lived in Israel: Is it safe? More...

A lavender dress from long ago brings memories flooding back

SALLY'S WORLD

I've kept my lavender maternity dress. It hangs in the back of an upstairs closet. Through several moves, through ongoing purges of the household's wretched excesses, I've still held on to that wonderful dress More...

Bank wants Generation Y to put its money in 'Virtual Wallet'

COMPUSCHMOOZE

Today, virtually all banks offer online banking and bill paying services. Most banks offer these services for free because it helps reduce the need to build "bricks and mortar" branches. More...