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Active volunteer makes constant motion benefit community

AGE: 45 FAMILY: Husband Gary Polikoff; children Jared (18), Jason (17), and Adam (10) ALMA MATER: George Washington University degree in accounting PETS: Belle, a Golden Retriever mix FAVORITE FOOD: "I like everything, More...

Towers of pennies helped build underground playground in Sderot

Cong. Beth El Youth Department (Machar and Chaverim) students (from left), Madison Kirstein, Alina Fensterer and Hannah Backal display the winning tower of pennies made by participants in the second annual Hand on Tzedakah (h.o.t.) program. More...

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Federation

Federation establishes Israel Solidarity Fund

ISRAEL IN NEED

In order to address needs in Israel arising from the recent Hamas rocket attacks from Gaza, the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey is joining the United Jewish Communities (UJC)/ Federation System of North America's relief efforts by establis More...

Breakfast program to look 'Inside Israeli Politics'

MIDEAST BRIEFING

Where has Israel been and where is it going? How do recent events in Israel impact the bigger picture? More...

Brainstorming over brunch

LIONS OF JUDAH

Enjoying a light moment together at Jewish Federation's Lion of Judah brunch are (from left), Mindy Goldberg Rose, Peggy David, Lion of Judah chair; Nora Salzman, and Maureen Huffman. More...

Life Cycles

Births:

KODISH Barbara and Sheldon Wilen and Sandy and Gary Kodish of Cherry Hill announce the birth of their granddaughter, Devon Lily Kodish, born on Friday, Aug. 15, 2008 at 3:17 a.m. at Centra State Hospital in Freehold. She weighed 7 lb., 7 oz. More...

B'nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL KATHRYN CHERKAS, daughter of Randy and Cindy Cherkas, on Jan. 17. JEREMY FOX, son of Michael and Amy Fox, on Jan. 24. GREGORY ROTHMAN, son of Dr. Steven and Robin Rothman, on Jan. 31. CONG. More...

Do It!

Events

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28 TEMPLE HAR ZION New monthly class at 7 p.m. entitled "Understanding Jewish Prayer: Want to Learn more about Jewish Prayer?" Free to members and $25 for nonmembers. Call 609-267-0660 for details. 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 30 CONG. M'KOR SHALOM Youth Shabbat at 7:30 p.m. Our youth groups from elementary school through high school will participate. Call 424-4220. SATURDAY, JANUARY 31 CONG. More...

Columns

Israeli men & women feel the Gazans' suffering

REHOVOT, ISRAEL—The great majority of Israelis backed the government's decision to strike back against the Hamas. More...

There are no winners in war: A plea for diplomacy

Leon is a slightly younger friend of mine who made aliyah a little after I did. He is an admirable person who contributes to the betterment of the world every day. After graduating from Princeton, he made aliyah and pursued an M.A. More...

Exploring life's meaning in a granddaughter's little pink sock

SALLY'S WORLD

I found the sock under the den sofa. It was tiny More...

Special Sections

 

SJ community rallies with strong support for Super Sunday 2009

Photo: Alan Respler The downturn in our nation's economy spurred Super Sunday workers and contributors to work hard and give generously on behalf of local, Israeli and world Jewry. By 8 p.m. on Jan. More...

Did Israel win the war against Hamas in Gaza?

Analysis:

JERUSALEM— With a cease-fire in place, Israelis are asking whether the 22-day war against Hamas in Gaza achieved its aims. More...

Mideast

Noa & Arab singer to represent Israel

UNITED IN SONG

Internationally known Israeli singer Noa and an Israeli-Arab singer will represent Israel at the Eurovision Song contest. Noa, whose legal name is Achinoam Nini, will appear in the popular festival singing with Israeli-Arab singer Mira Awad. More...

Yemeni Jews to be relocated

ON THE MOVE…

The government of Yemen will relocate a Jewish community for safety reasons. More...

Supreme Court allows Arab parties

Israel's Supreme Court ruled that two Arab parties should not be disqualified from national elections. The court overturned the decision of Israel's Central Elections Committee to ban the Balad and United Arab List-Ta'al parties from the Feb. More...

Agency

Relive the '50s at JFCS fundraiser

Brush up on your jitterbug moves, dust off those saddle shoes, and dig out your Clearasil! JFCS is throwing a '50s dance party on March 21, 2009 at its 14th Annual Fundraiser, Stepping Out with JFCS! More...

JCRC plans interactive program on upcoming Israeli elections

How will the war with Hamas affect Israeli elections on February 10th? And what about the economy? The election of Barak Obama? The prospects of a nuclear Iran? More...

Annual Jewelry Extravaganza for JCC

It's just in time for Valentine's Day! Jay Roberts Jewelers will host its annual Jewelry Extravaganza to benefit the Katz JCC on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 6:30-9 p.m. More...

World News

Economy worsens, calls for help increase Raise your voice to protect the vulnerable

Federal intervention needed as volunteer providers reach limits

WASHINGTON—Officials at the National Bureau of Economic Research announced last month what economists and most people had known for quite some time—our nation is suffering through one of the worst economic recessions since the Great De More...

Expert tips for the phony bar mitzvah boy

SEEKING AUTHENTICITY…

NEW YORK (JTA)—A few months ago, an e-mail message began circulating among religious scholars: "Film studio looking for someone to teach non-Jewish 13-year-old actor a haftorah portion for Todd Solondz movie bar mitzvah scene. More...

Rutgers cancels Israel program

Rutgers University disbanded its study abroad program in Israel due to the Gaza conflict. The nine students who were affected by the New Jersey university's change of heart received letters alerting them to the decision. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

MIRIAM G. (nee Glantz) BOOKMAN, of Voorhees, died on Jan. 17. Wife of Dr. Philip Bookman. Mother of Alan G. (Terri) Bookman and the late Francine S. Bookman. Grandmother of one. Miriam was raised in South Phila. More...

Going Solo

Events

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1 JEWISH SINGLE ENCOUNTERS Super Bowl Party at 5:30 p.m. at the Temperance House in Newtown, PA. Tickets are $36 prepaid and $41 at the door. RSVP to 267-560-5441 or 609-332-7144. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20 CONG. More...

Editorial

Obama's inauguration is a milestone for all

The inauguration of Barack Obama as the first African-American president was a moment of tremendous historical importance. Many Americans of all races were convinced that America would never elect a black person to the highest office in the land. More...

DRY BONES…

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Religion Column

Tu BeShevat: From the root to the fruit

On Sunday night Feb. 8 and Monday Feb. 9 we have the holiday of Tu BeShevat. Tu - Tet Vav translates numerically to the number 15. Tu BeShevat falls on the fifteenth of the lunar month Shevat. More...