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Crusader 'talks trash' to help save planet

MEET LORI BRAUNSTEIN…

FAMILY Husband Elliot, an accountant. Daughter Devon, 17 and son Jack, 13. ALMA MATERS Undergraduate degree in communications disorders from Syracuse University; masters in speech and language pathology, George Washington, More...

Noah's ark lands at TBS preschool

The prophet Noah helped Temple Beth Sholom's preschool open its Noah's Ark Play Center, a collaboration of the school's Home and School Association and the Garden State Discovery Museum. More...

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Federation

Charitable rollovers from IRAs extended to 2009

PHILANTHROPIC GIVING

In response to the country's current economic crisis, Congress has recognized the potential of the $4.7 trillion invested in Individual Retirement Accounts and how it can benefit both account holders and non-profit organizations— such as the More...

Young Leaders to gather this spring in New Orleans

Young Jewish professionals, ages 22-45, from all over the country will join together on March 15- 17, 2009 for the United Jewish Communities' (UJC) National Young Leadership New Orleans Conference. More...

Volunteer online for Super Sunday/ Super Week 2009

Get involved and help make Jewish Federation's Super Sunday/Super Week community phonathon a super success on Jan. 25, 2009. This annual fundraising effort to benefit the Jewish Federation Annual Campaign will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

World News

German on trial for Nazi massacre

A former German soldier is on trial in Munich for Nazi-era atrocities. Josef Scheungraber, now 90, is charged with having ordered the murders of 14 villagers in June 1944 as a reprisal for partisans killing two of his men. More...

Hagee giving $9.5-million more

John Hagee Ministries has raised another $9.5-million for Israeli and Jewish causes, according to the organization. Pastor John Hagee, who founded Christians United For Israel, announced donations of $9. More...

Financial crisis threatens rabbis

Germany's first postwar rabbinical program is being threatened by the worldwide financial crisis, its rector said. Rabbi Walter Homolka, the rector of the Abraham Geiger College at the University of Potsdam, said the college's U.S. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

ELSIE (nee Schwait) AUGENBLICK, of Tampa, FL, died on Oct. 12. Wife of the late Samuel Augenblick. Mother of David (Carol) Augenblick and Abby (Bob) Gatenby. Grandmother of four. Elsie was a salesperson in the clothing business. More...

Going Solo

Events

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. Dinner and planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Gallo's Seafood Restaurant in the Northeast. Please RSVP to Jon at 787-0325. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. More...

Editorial

Learn and enjoy at the ABC Festival

The Blank Rome Festival of Arts, Books & Culture of the Katz JCC begins on Sunday, Nov. 9 and continues through Sunday, Nov. 16. It is a week of authors, entertainers, and educators that is not to be missed. More...

DRY BONES…

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Special Sections

 

Jerusalem election deemed critical

JTA photo by Brian Hendler. Many Jerusalemites see the upcoming Nov. 11 mayoral election as a decisive indicator of Jerusalem's future. More...

We know there was an election:

It happened too darned late!

Someone was elected president of our nation yesterday, but there's scarcely a word about it in this paper. The reason, of course, is that we went to press on Monday, Nov. 3, and we're not clairvoyant. More...

Mideast

Bush pushes deal with Syria

GOLAN-FOR-IRAN?

President Bush offered Syria an Iran-for- Golan deal, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported. Al Jarida said that Bush made the offer in a handwritten letter delivered through Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority president. More...

UN's Ban slams Hezbollah

LEBANON…

Hezbollah is undermining the UN brokered cease-fire that ended the 2006 Lebanon war, the secretary-general said. More...

The U.S. election is over, but…

An American Israeli's dilemma

KARNEI SHOMRON, Israel — My absentee ballot finally arrived this week. I felt a little wave of excitement when I pulled it from my mailbox. Proud of my right to vote, I have never missed an election. More...

Agency

JFCS team Walks for the Cure

Team Yad b'Yad walked 60 miles in three days on Oct. 17-19 to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. More...

The ABC lineup from start to finish

You won't want to stay home doing the Sunday crossword puzzle on Nov. 9. The Blank Rome Festival of Arts, Books & Culture kicks off that day at 10 a.m. More...

Female addicts to read their own stories at JFCS program

Samost Jewish Family and Children's Service will present a free program, Jewish Sisters in Sobriety on Nov.18 at 7 pm at the Weinberg Jewish Community Campus Family Activity Center. More...

Life Cycles

Engagement:

CULLINAN- ROSENFELD

Fran and Elliot Rosenfeld of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their son, Andrew Marc Rosenfeld, to Meghan Siobhan Cullinan, daughter of Patti and Jeff Cullinan of Woolwich, NJ. Meghan graduated from Eastern Regional High School. More...

Birth:

BERMAN

Laura and Steven Berman of Cherry Hill announce the birth of their grandson, Benjamin Samuel Berman (Shmuel Yehudet). Benjamin was born on July 19 at 8 lb., 7 oz. and was 21 inches long. More...

Do It!

Events

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 CONG. BETH TIKVAH Book club meets at Barnes and Noble in Marlton at 7:30 p.m. POMEGRANATE GUILD OF JUDAIC NEEDLEWORK Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Cong. M'kor shalom in Cherry Hill. More...

Kid Stuff

Events

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7 ADATH EMANU-EL Tot Shabbat at 5:45 p.m. for children up to second grade and their families. All are welcome. Call 608-1200 for details. Family Shabbat Service at 7 p.m. Open to the public. Call 608-1200 for details. More...

Columns

Israel's film industry is coming of age

REHOVOT—American immigrants Bettie and Phil don't care about group opinion, so last week they walked out midway through the screening of a muchpraised new Israeli film called "Shiva", portraying the traditional seven day mourning period of th More...

Lech Lecha: Blending faith & acts of kindness

TORAH PORTION

Parashat Lech Lecha Gen. 12:1-17:27 Pr. Is. 40:27-41"16 The Lord said to Abraham, "Go forth from your native land and from your father's house to the land that I will show you. More...

War, hard times foster domestic violence

WASHINGTON (JTA) — As we enter the final stretch before this historic election, the economy and the war in Iraq are at the forefront of our minds, and for good reason. More...