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Local veteran on the front lines supporting Jews in U.S. military

MEET BERNIE EPWORTH…

RESIDENCE: Marlton (via Brooklyn) MILITARY: First Lieutenant in the Armored Cavalry and New York National Guard BUSINESS: B&D Donor Recognition Products FAMILY: More...

Recent Kellman Brown hoops tourney is slam dunk for kids

Over 60 students from the community attended the first 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Kellman Brown Academy. The recent event helped inaugurate the school's new Voorhees facility. Another tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 7. More...

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Federation

Women to feed passion for chocolate on Feb. 9

The Jewish Federation will host "For the Love of Chocolate", a cooking demonstration and tasting with Robert Bennett, award-winning pastry chef from Classic Cake, on Monday, Feb. 9. More...

Final preparations underway for Super Sunday/Super Week

Last minute details are being completed for Super Sunday, the Jewish Federation's annual community-wide phone-a-thon, set for Sunday, Jan. 25 from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Weinberg Jewish Community Campus. Super Week will follow from Jan. 26- Jan. More...

World News

Reform leader raps J Street

The leader of the Reform movement criticized J Street over its opposition to Israel's attacks against Gaza. More...

Israeli film takes top honors in NY

An Israeli film was named the best picture of 2008 by a society of American critics. "Waltz with Bashir" was the choice of The National Society of Film Critics at its annual meeting Jan. 3 in New York. More...

Ukrainian Jew dies at age 111

The oldest known Ukrainian Jew has died at the age of 111. Mikhail Krichevsky, also the nation's oldest known man, died in Donetzk at the end of December two months shy of his birthday. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

RUTH G. (nee Greenberg) COHEN, of Cherry Hill, died on Dec. 20. Wife of the late Joseph Cohen. Mother of Stephanie E. (Larry) Whitson. Grandmother of two. Contributions can be made to Hadassah, P.O. Box 2911, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. More...

Going Solo

Events

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. Dinner and planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Fish and Grill Restaurant in Northeast Phila. Please RSVP to Janet at 215-673-9605. SATURDAY, JANUARY 17 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. More...

Editorial

Israel is in the right in the battle against terror

Few situations are as morally unambiguous as Israel's current battle with Hamas in Gaza. Israel is in the right: Hamas is in the wrong. For decades, the Palestinians demanded that Israel withdraw from Gaza. More...

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Religion Column

Not knowing, not recognizing—no way!

Sh'mot-Ex. 1:1-6:1 Va'erah-Ex. 6:2-9:35 As we begin the recitation and study of Sh'mot, the Book of Exodus, some startling realizations confront us in the title parashah and in the second, Va'erah. More...

Local food activists energized, inspired by Hazon conference, ask CSA volunteers to sign on

They are excited. Just back from the late December Hazon Jewish food conference, Marty Feigenbaum and Valerie Yasner are raring to go. More...

Who will Obama hear regarding Gaza? Quartet of liberal pro-Israel groups critical of Jerusalem

Analysis:

WASHINGTON— In the first sign of a post-election struggle to set the American Jewish community's Middle East agenda, a quartet of liberal pro-Israel advocacy groups is criticizing Jerusalem's decision to launch retaliatory attacks against Gaz More...

Mideast

British firm cuts Israel telecom ties

LONDON CALLING

A British telecom company severed all ties with an Israeli company over the operation in Gaza. British telecom company FreedomCall Ltd. More...

Network admits Gaza report error

APOLOGY…

A French television network has apologized for erroneously broadcasting a false report on Israel's Gaza operation. More...

Living with war in my own backyard

First person:

BEERSHEBA, Israel—War in Israel just happens. You go to bed worried about the Bernard Madoff scandal and wake up the next day in a different reality. More...

Agency

Generations come together at Katz

Justin Brownstein (left) enjoys celebrating Chanukah with his mom Alexis (center) and his grandmother Bea Singer (right) at the Katz JCC's Chanukah Celebration. More...

JFCS sets new widowed couples' group

Sometimes love is not so lovely the second time around. Samost Jewish Family and Children's Service announces a new social/support group for widows and widowers, with a special twist. More...

JCF plans annual Florida Reunion

The Jewish Community Foundation, Inc., looks forward to an annual day trip reuniting with "snow birds" and "snow flakes" in South Florida, and this year is no different. More...

Life Cycles

Births:

BERMAN Dr. Adam and Jen Berman (nee Cohlberg) announce the birth of their son, Brody Tyler (Moshe Menachim) on Sept. 20, 2007. More...

Engagement:

LEIBOWITZ-FALKOW Ilene Morris and Sheldon Oxenberg (stepfather) of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Leibowitz, to Matthew Falkow, son of Larry Falkow and Marci Falkow of Huntingdon Valley, PA. More...

Do It!

Events

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14 ADATH EMANU-EL Y.E.S. Club Meeting at noon. The speaker will be Dr. Eva Hershey who will speak on "Energy." Call 608-1200 for details. CONG. BETH TIKVAH Torah portion class at 11:30 a.m. More...

Kid Stuff

Camp Guide

CAMP AND TOUR CONSULTANTS Judy Macnow 610-446-2267 or 800-609-2267 judy@campandtour.com www.campandtour.com FREE camp referral service. Selecting a camp is an important decision. More...

Events

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16 TEMPLE EMANUEL Tot Shabbat at 7 p.m. for children five years and under. Call 489-0029 for details. FRIDAY, JANUARY 30 CONG. M'KOR SHALOM Youth Shabbat at 7:30 p.m. More...

Columns

Terrorist rockets make all of Israel a war zone

Battlefield & homefont merge:

REHOVOT, ISRAEL—It has always been customary to differentiate between the battlefield and the home front. Where Israel is concerned, this no longer makes sense. Day by day, the range of terrorist rockets is extending. More...

Global climate change needs our attention

Economic issues can't distract us

WASHINGTON, DC—All across the globe, businesses are going bankrupt and people are losing their jobs and being evicted from their homes in a financial meltdown that appears to be the worst since the Great Depression. We have a choice. More...

A fresh approach to the Black-Jewish relationship

'Welcome the Stranger Day':

LOS ANGELES (JTA)—As we approach Martin Luther King Day, as many Jews celebrate the election of the nation's first African-American president, we find ourselves in a good place to take a "devar acher," a fresh look at our relationship with th More...

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