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Local News

Campaign was 'tough but fun,' says Third District fledgling Congressman

MEET CONG. JOHN ADLER…

BORN August 23, 1959 in Philadelphia RESIDENCE Cherry Hill FAMILY Wife: Shelley, Cherry Hill Councilwoman. More...

Beth El children, JNF, raise funds for underground Sderot play area

Students in Cong. Beth El's 6th grade class recently participated in the Jewish National Fund's (JNF) "Let Us Play" day. More...

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Federation

JDC-supported initiatives in jeopardy

CAMPAIGN DOLLARS AT WORK

Once a highly regarded public health official, Aron, 87, lives alone in a two-room apartment in Kiev. A hip fracture limits his mobility, and he suffers from heart problems and high blood pressure. More...

Teens needed for Super Sunday

Are you a teen seeking to network with other Jewish peers? Do you need to fulfill community service hours? Are you looking to make a difference in your local community? More...

World News

'Tis the season for anti-Israel tunes

An Anglican church in London hosted an evening of anti-Israel Christmas carols. More...

Bush extends Jerusalem waiver

President Bush extended his waiver of a law mandating the move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The order, sent Dec. 4 to U.S. More...

Conference wants Pollard out of jail

A major Jewish umbrella group asked President Bush to pardon Jonathan Pollard. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

LORI ANN FELDMAN, of Wellington, FL, died on Dec. 4. Mother of Amy and Heidi. Daughter of Sandra (nee Gold) and David Feldman. Sister of Lyn (Jeffrey) Lewis. Aunt of Samantha and Ryan and cousin of Dr. Marjorie Brody. More...

Do It!

Events

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17 CONG. BETH EL Sisterhood Dine and Study with Rabbi Krupnick. The program, entitled "Body and Soul - A Fresh Religious Perspective on Looking and Feeling Good" will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Voorhees location. More...

Kid Stuff

Events

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Young Members Group presents a night of Hanukah fun at 6:15 p.m. including comedy performed by "The Great Holtzie." Pizza and dessert will be served. Cost is $20 per family if RSVP by Dec. More...

Columns

Chanukah 5769: Watts Chanukah?…Let me explain

The Talmud raises a basic question in discussing the Festival of Lights: Mai Chanukah— What is the reason for Chanukah? More...

'Tony Soprano makes aliyah:' just watch Israeli TV

REHOVOT, ISRAEL—"Gutter journalism" is the term used by a Professor of Communication at the University of Haifa, Gabi Weimann, to describe the way that the Israeli media has dwelt upon, and glorified, our local gangsters in recent weeks. More...

Obama must move U.S. embassy to Jerusalem

JERUSALEM —I recently participated in a moving experience —a rally held on the site of the proposed United States Embassy in the Talpiot section in the southern part of Jerusalem. More...

 

Extremist settler violence prompts fear of new Palestinian intifada

ANALYSIS:

JERUSALEM — Concerned by settler violence against Palestinians and Israeli soldiers, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has ordered Israeli security forces to apply a zerotolerance policy toward extremist settlers. More...

Diplomacy is more than politics, says Israel's new consul general

There is more to Israel than politics, according to the Hon. Daniel Kutner, Israel's new consul general to the Mid- Atlantic region. When most Americans think of Israel, they think of the country in terms of its strategic situation, said Kutner. More...

Mideast

Hard-liners dominate 2009 Knesset list

LIKUD PRIMARY

The Likud Party chose hard-liners over more moderate candidates in a vote to elect the opposition party's Knesset list. More...

Peres to Muslims: Peace is our goal

Israel's main goal is to achieve comprehensive peace in the Middle East, Shimon Peres told the country's Muslim and Druze leaders. More...

Israeli army prepares for attack

Israel's army believes that the southern city of Ashdod could soon be in the cross hairs of Gaza Strip terrorists. More...

Agency

Aviary latest Auxiliary gift

When residents of the Lions Gate skilled nursing unit go to chapel for Shabbat and holiday services, they are immediately cheered and soothed by the Jewish Geriatric Auxiliary's latest gift, according to Auxiliary spokesperson Manya Kamerling. More...

Psychiatrist added to JFCS staff

Dr. Robert Davis, a board certified psychiatrist, is now available to see Jewish Family and Children's service clients for psychiatric evaluations and medications management. Davis began working at JFCS on Tuesday, Dec. More...

JFCS brings Thanksgiving to seniors

Over 65 seniors received prepared kosher turkey meals several days before Thanksgiving through the holiday meal program of Samost Jewish Family and Children's Service. More...

Life Cycles

Engagements:

EISNER-LIPSCHUTZ

June and Steve Eisner of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Diana Lauren Eisner, to Jeffrey Matthew Lipschutz, the son of Gail and Steve Lipschutz of Huntingdon Valley. Diana graduated with high honors from Rutgers Univ. More...

MILLER-CHERKAS

Kenneth and Marsha Miller announce the engagement of their daughter Jamie to Craig Cherkas, son of Paul and Susan Cherkas of Cherry Hill. 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

Violence has no place in Israel's political debate

Israel is a democracy and its internal debates must be solved at the polls. This would seem to be obvious, but unfortunately some are resorting to violence in order to push their views. More...

DRY BONES…

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Letters

A mitzvah is needed today!

The recession is causing financial problems for people in our community. A mitzvah is needed from our community. Today! With our nation in a recession, Samost Jewish Family & Children's Services needs your aid more than ever. More...

Religion Column

Chanukah 5769: 'Let there be light'

What is the miracle of Chanukah, and how does Judaism define the essence of this holiday? More...

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