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Local News

It's not easy being brilliant for Voorhees teen in search of right school

MEET JEFFREY KESSLER…

Regardless of whether they're intellectually challenged or gifted, kids who are different "suffer when their needs aren't met," according to Jeffrey Kessler. And he should know. More...

Pre b'nai mitzvah Beth El kids cook up a mitzvah in Camden

In preparation for their b'nai mitzvah, five Cong. Beth El seventh graders do a mitzvah by cooking dinner at the Ronald McDonald House in Camden. More...

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Federation

New Lion of Judah Chair to Host Brunch

ROAR LION ROAR!

When you think of a "lion" what comes to mind? For many, it's pride, courage, strength and power. Lions also reflect the spirit of life and people are often drawn to them by their mysterious aura. More...

Being with Other Jews Makes Me Feel Connected

STORIES FROM THE HEART

A senior at Cherry Hill High School East, Ariana Kalkstein's bubbly and outgoing personality is one that's hard to miss. Every moment of her day is spent educating herself or someone else, staying physically active or volunteering her time. More...

World News

Neo-Nazis disrupt Budapest Chanukah

Neo-Nazi protesters disrupted a Chanukah celebration in Budapest. More...

Guilty plea in Al Manar case

The owner of a satellite television company pleaded guilty to aiding Hezbollah by broadcasting the terrorist group's Al-Manar station. More...

Yoffie floats idea of shul mergers

The leader of the Reform movement suggested that cash-strapped synagogues could merge with Conservative congregations. More...

Do It!

Events

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3 TEMPLE EMANUEL Shabbat Morning Torah Study will meet every week at 9:15 a.m. Call 489-0029 for details. CONG. M'KOR SHALOM Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz leads a Sabbath morning study every week in January from 9:45-11:15 a.m. More...

Kid Stuff

Camp Guide

GREAT TIMES DAY CAMP Director: Mike Kernan www.greattimesdaycamp.com Info@greattimesdaycamp.com Great Times Day Camp is South Jersey's perfect answer to your summer childcare needs. More...

Events

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31 CONG. M'KOR SHALOM Chaverim, our new social group for families with schoolaged children, sponsors a Family New Year's Eve Party and Game Night from 7:30- 11:30 p.m. Call 424-4220 for details. More...

Columns

Livni is that rare politician—who tells the truth

REHOVOT, ISRAEL— Kadima has now drawn even with the Likud in some recent polls despite the fact that Kadima leader Tzipi Livni has the unnerving habit of telling the truth, even when her views do not coincide with those of most Israelis. More...

'Gathering Sparks: The art of Siona Benjamin'

ARTS & CULTURE…

Before the Nov. 26 terrorist attack at Nariman House in Mumbai, who knew there were Jews in India? More...

'All work & no play' not for this gang: Every family needs some fun

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

I've been working a lot lately. I shouldn't complain, not in the current economic climate, but the late nights, back-toback meetings and constant phone calls can be overwhelming. More...

Local religious groups come together to support Israel at 60

Quresh Dahodwala first came up with the idea of having local faith communities issue proclamations in honor of Israel's 60th anniversary several months ago, but it was the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India that got him to put the idea into More...

Israel hits Hamas to halt rockets

As the Voice was going to press, Israel launched air strikes against Hamas military positions in Gaza. The attacks were in response to Hamas rockets directed against Israel's southern cities. More...

Mideast

Immigration drops 16% in past year

ALIYAH DOWN

Some 16,500 Jews from around the world have made aliyah in 2008, a 16 percent drop from the previous year. The 6,100 immigrants from the former Soviet Union account for 35 percent of the olim. More...

Ancient coins found in Jerusalem

STRIKING GOLD…

A cache of ancient gold coins was discovered at a Jerusalem archeological site. More than 250 coins, thought to be 1,300 years old, were found in the excavations at the Givati car park in the City of David. More...

World must prepare for a nuclear Iran, say some Middle East policy analysts

WASHINGTON—Get ready for a nuclear Iran, but don't concede it. More...

Agency

PJ Library spaces filled; additional funding sought

More than 250 area families have enrolled their young children in the Jewish Federation's new PJ Library program, according to Penina Hoffnung, Director of Federation's Department of Jewish Education and Continuity (DJE). More...

Thirsty do-gooders at JCF event

Jeff Klein, JCF executive director, welcomes a group of 40 local businesspeople to Flying Fish Brewing Co. More...

Local Jewish teen athletes, artists wanted for JCC Maccabi Games

Calling all athletes and aspiring artists to take part in this year's South Jersey JCC Maccabi experience. More...

Life Cycles

B'nai Mitzvah:

B'nai Mitzvah: ADATH EMANU-EL JESSE PELLEN, son of Stacey Seligman and James Pellin, on Dec. 6. ZACHARY WISHNEFSKY, son of Gary and Heather Wishnefsky, on Dec. 20. BRIAN FRIEDMAN, son of Ronnie and Vicki Friedman, on Dec. 20. More...

Obituaries

Rabbi Nathan Kaber, led Altoona synagogue

Rabbi Nathan Kaber, a longtime rabbi in Altoona, PA, and a beloved resident of the Bernard Dubin House, died on Dec. 26. He was 95. More...

DEATH NOTICES

SYLVIA (nee Portman) ALPER, of Marlton, died on Dec. 13. Wife of the late Herbert Martin. Mother of Andrea (Jeffrey) Saper, Steven (Carri) Alper and Jeffrey (Valerie) Alper. Sister of Sydney (Loretta) Portman. Grandmother of six. More...

Going Solo

Events

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31 Mosaic Outdoor Club of Phila. First Night celebrations in Ocean City at 4 p.m. and culminating with fireworks at midnight. Bring a picnic dinner. The group will carpool at 1:30 p.m. More...

Editorial

Business ethics are vital for individuals, community

As hard as it may be to look for the silver lining in the Bernard Madoff scandal, two important lessons spring to mind as the Jewish community contemplates the $50-billion Madoff may have lost or stolen. More...

DRY BONES…

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Religion Column

Language is powerful; we can choose to hurt or heal

Six little words:

Va-Yigash Gen. 44:18-47:27 Six little words can speak volumes: " Nothing to fear but fear itself"… Franklin Roosevelt said that. More...

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