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Cherry Hill girl donates her hair to help those with cancer

MEET BRITTANY LAZAR…

AGE: 16 PARENTS: Andi and Michael Lazar PETS: Cats Oreo and Muffin FAVORITE SINGER: Christina Aguilera FAVORITE FOOD: "Anything Italian" FAVORITE MOVIE: "Practical Magic" starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman Although she often thou More...

Ner Tamid bowls to victory in recent JAG tournament

A team representing Cong. Ner Tamid bowled to victory in the recent Jewish Athletic Group (JAG) Bowling Tournament. The 18-pin victory over Cong. Beth El marked the second tournament in a row Ner Tamid has emerged victorious. More...

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Federation

Calling all Volunteers! We Need You for Super Sunday/Super Week 2009

Super Sunday/Super Week, the annual phone-a-thon to benefit the Jewish Federation Annual Campaign is quickly approaching! More than 500 volunteers, young and old, are needed on Sunday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. 8 p.m. More...

"I love volunteering my time"

STORIES FROM THE HEART

It's not often that we meet young adults as talented as Ian Amsterdam. At 24, Ian works in the catering business, volunteers at local synagogues and is involved with the Katz JCC and its ACHaD Spirit Group. More...

World News

Palestinian civil war casts shadow over peace talks

WASHINGTON—Presidentelect Barack Obama's refrain of "change" has become a source of inspiration to many American Jews who wish to see Palestinian- Israeli peace talks assume greater importance as compared to the last eight years under Preside More...

Muslim charity loses in court

Five leaders of a Muslim charity were convicted in a retrial of financing terrorism. The leaders of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, based in a suburb of Dallas, were convicted in U.S. More...

Grass-roots bid launched for Pollard

A campaign has been launched in the United States imploring a pardon for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard. The national grass-roots effort urges President Bush to commute Pollard's life sentence. The former U.S. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

MORTON ABRAMSON, of Lake Worth, FL, died on Nov. 10. Husband of Evie (nee Cooper) Abramson. Father of Leslie and Jerry Serlen, Judi and Howard Peltzman and Dr. Rabbi Shmuel (Brad) and Joy Abramson. Grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of nine. More...

Going Solo

Events

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18 SOUTH JERSEY JEWISH SINGLES Meeting at Temple Emanuel at 7 p.m. All are welcome. YOUNG JEWISH LEADERSHIP CONCEPTS Young, professionals in their 20's and 30's are invited to take this leadership tour of Israel. More...

Editorial

Carnage in India must refocus attention

When Americans went to the polls last month, the main issue on the minds of a vast majority of voters was the economy. More...

DRY BONES…

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Religion Column

Turning back to our homeland & our God

Parashat Vayishlach Genesis 32:4 - 36:40 God said to Jacob, "Arise, go up to Beth-El. Live there and build an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau. More...

Attend services for a longer life

Regular attendance at religious services reduces the risk of death for women by 20 percent, according to a new study by researchers at Yeshiva University and its Albert Einstein College of Medicine that was published in the Psychology and Health jo More...

Siris TRC reopens during teachers' workshops

Back again & better than ever:

Federation's Department of Jewish Education was cooking! Not only did it restore its popular NJEA Day Teachers' Workshops, but it reopened its Siris Teachers Resource Center all on the same day. More...

Kosher meat back on local shelves

The major shortage of kosher meat which has bedeviled consumers across the United States is on the way to being resolved, according to local suppliers and retailers in Southern New Jersey. More...

Mideast

PLO jumps gun on Palestinian state

PRESIDENT ABBAS?

The PLO named Mahmoud Abbas the president of the future state of Palestine. In a show of support, the group gave the Palestinian Authority president the symbolic title held by the late Yasser Arafat. More...

Bank leader says Israel protected

ECONOMIC WOE…

Israel's economy is threatened but perhaps better protected than others, the governor of the Bank of Israel said. More...

Israel facing grim threat assessment for 2009, according to security officials

JERUSALEM—Delivering a grim threat assessment for 2009, the Israeli National Security Council said that Israel in 2009 may well find itself alone facing Iran on the threshold of nuclear power, fighting rocket attacks on two fronts and without More...

Agency

JCF seminar tackles retirement's risks

The Katz JCC Family Activity Center was filled on Nov. 12 with concerned adults, primed to learn more about financial risk and how it affects the retirement years. More...

Cahns, Ravitzs make Major Gifts happen

For the record:

Gathered during the recent Federation Annual Campaign Major Gifts reception are (from left), Steve and Lynny Ravitz, Jewish Federation vice president and Funds Development chair, with Stephanie and Chuck Cahn. More...

Pajamas prove tool for building Jewish identity

Pajamas, Jewish kids' books and cuddle-up time with a loving grown up are at the heart of a new program called "PJ Library." Focused on strengthening Jewish identity, the program sends free Jewish children's books or music, plus a parenting guide, More...

Life Cycles

Birth:

DORFNER Tinamarie and Scott Dorfner, along with big brothers Joshua and Aaron, announce the birth of their daughter and sister, Ava Nicole (Aya Natania) on Sept. 19. Sharing in their happiness are grandparents Joyce Nicolo of Mt. More...

Weddings:

DAVIS- TUREN Lois and Paul Davis of Cherry Hill and Margate announce the marriage of their daughter Alison Davis to Zev Turen, son of Rabbi and Mrs. Irwin Turen of Chicago, IL. The wedding took place on Aug. 24 at The Mansion in Voorhees. More...

Do It!

Events

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3 CONG. BETH EL The program entitled "A View from the White house: What Michelle is Going to See" will be presented by Dr. Myra Gutin at 7:30 p.m. There in no charge. Contact 675- 1166 ext. 309 for details. More...

Kid Stuff

Events

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 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

Remembering Raoul Wallenberg's heroism

He was different …

REHOVOT, ISRAEL—If Jews bestowed sainthood on anyone, the first candidate for that honor would probably be Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved the lives of tens of thousands of Jews during the last stages of the Holocaust. More...

Don't defend religion by silencing free speech

NEW YORK (JTA)—A draft resolution that was passed by a committee of the United Nations General Assembly threatens to silence criticism of religion. More...

Hearing Chanukah in a new key

MUSIC…

For any self-respecting cynic, it's de rigueur to despise Christmas music—primarily for its relentlessness, and the forced irony it creates in many, many otherwise joy-free environments (malls, car repair shops, pharmacies). More...

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