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Local News

Energetic optimist's sunny disposition has guided her work for bereaved children

MEET DEBBIE ZIMMERMAN…

FAMILY Husband Harry Zimmerman; children Sheri Oppenheimer (26) and Craig Oppenheimer (23); stepson Matt Zimmerman (27) ALMA MATER Temple University, 1979, More...

Ethiopian youth open gifts from Politz

When Ethiopian children in the after-school education program in Gedera could finally leave their bomb shelters and return to school, they had a lot of catching up to do. More...

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Federation

BookMates helps volunteers feel special

STORIES FROM THE HEART

Storytelling and reading books not only provide enchantment and imagination to a child's life, but may also become one of life's sweetest pleasures. For Leslie Koslow, providing this kind of excitement to children is what she values. More...

Women's Gala seeks table hostesses

LIONS OF JUDAH

The Jewish Federation seeks table hostesses for the Women's Gala, the largest women's community-wide fundraiser of the year. This lavish event will be held on Wednesday, April 1 at 6 p.m., at The Mansion in Voorhees. More...

World News

Israeli company bids for Agriprocessors

An Israeli company has made an offer to buy the kosher meat producer Agriprocessors. The company, Soglowek Nahariya, made the offer in a filing with an Iowa bankruptcy court, the Des Moines Register reported. More...

Lauder re-elected to WJC presidency

Ronald Lauder was re-elected president of the World Jewish Congress. The 13th Plenary Assembly in Jerusalem also confirmed Eduardo Elsztain of Argentina as the new chairman of the WJC Governing Board, succeeding Matthew Bronfman. More...

Pelosi remarks anger Agudah

Agudath Israel of America asked U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to repudiate her statement that funding birth control reduces government costs. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

MYRNA (nee Teitelbaum) COHEN, of Cherry Hill, died on Feb. 1. Wife of the late Jack Cohen. Mother of Fred (Debra) Cohen, Alan Cohen and Sherri (Jeff) Cohen. Grandmother of five. More...

Do It!

Events

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 ADATH EMANU-EL Y.E.S. Club Meeting at noon. The speaker will be Joanne Rosen, vice president of marketing and development for Samaritan Hospice. Cost is $2 for members and $3 for guests. More...

Kid Stuff

Events

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 CONG. BETH EL Babysitting 2-day training clinic led by the American Red Cross from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. The second class is on Feb. 18. Open to 11-15 year olds. Cost is $50 for members and $60 for guests. More...

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...

Columns

Settlements: Next crisis already waiting in the wings

There is bound to be an eventual crisis over how to handle the over-the-Green-Line settlements, and a possible decision to abandon some of them. More...

George Mitchell: Yea or nay?

Mitchell is wrong man for Mideast envoy

PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — The Zionist Organization of America is concerned about President Obama's choice of George Mitchell as Mideast envoy. As Jackson Diehl of the Washington Post said, "The Mitchell Plan of 2001 was a flop. More...

George Mitchell is the ideal honest broker

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Hopefully, George Mitchell's tenure as special envoy to the Middle East will turn out to be a case of what Yogi Berra would call "deja vu all over again." Specifically, we could use a repeat of May 9, 2007—the highlig More...

Special Sections

 

Synagogues & organizations working for the environment

Going green:

What child wouldn't want a swimming pool in his or her backyard? Ayelet Arbely, for one. At six, "I tied myself to a tree and stopped my dad from putting in a pool," said Arbely, now a seventh grader at Kellman Brown Academy. More...

New consortium to mark Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month

Happening' set for Feb. 25

It's called KISOK- Hebrew for connecting. And how appropriate can you get? More...

Mideast

Israelis & Turks say ties are good

STRAINED RELATIONS?

Israeli and Turkish officials said relations remained good in the wake of a public falling-out between the countries' leaders. More...

Haredi leader Avraham Ravitz

LAWMAKER DIES…

Avraham Ravitz, who served 20 years in the Israeli Knesset, has died. Ravitz, the head of the fervently Orthodox Degel Hatorah party, died at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. He had been hospitalized due to heart problems. He was 75. More...

Obama talks to Arab TV

President Obama in an interview on Arab television emphasized America's ties to Israel and declined to put a time frame on creating a Palestinian state. The U.S. More...

Agency

Jewish Film Festival kicks off March 22; will feature 17 internat'l movies

Film aficionados of all ages will delight at the March 22— March 29 Cherry Hill Volvo Jewish Film Festival of the Katz JCC from Sunday. More...

Donation to JFCS Food Pantry

Brith Sholom Lodge #966 donated $1,000 to purchase items for the Jewish Family and Children's Service Food Pantry. More...

Jay Roberts Jewelry winners glowing

Laura Nadler (2nd from left), winner of a David Yurman bracelet at the recent Jay Roberts Jewelry Extravaganza, enjoys the moment with Jake Spiegelman (far left) and Jay Golde (3rd from left), both representing Jay Roberts Jewelers, and (4th & 5th fr More...

Life Cycles

Engagement:

SACHS-ROBBINS Barbara and Richard Robbins of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their son, Arion Peter Robbins, to Heather Tracy Sachs, daughter of Shelley and Phil Sachs of Parker, CO. More...

Birth:

KESSLER Lisa (nee Jay) and Dan Kessler and big sister, Abbie, announce the birth of their daughter and baby sister, Talia Sarina (Frayda Esther) on Sept. 21, 2008. More...

Going Solo

Events

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. Valentine's Day Bowling Party at 7:45 p.m. at Boulevard Lanes in the Northeast. Call Howard at 215-943-2746. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20 CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. at the Chapel Ave. More...

Editorial

Pope should banish Holocaust deniers

The Vatican was right to insist that Bishop Richard Williamson recant his denials of the Holocaust, but Pope Benedict XVI has only himself to blame for this latest problem in Catholic- Jewish relations. More...

DRY BONES…

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Letters

Keeping kosher in a tough economy

The recent downturn of the economy has caused our family to revisit our budgeted expenses. Going to the kosher butcher has become a daunting experience for me. More...

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The Voice welcomes letters of up to 250 words from its readers. T o be considered for publication, letters should include a verifiable home and street address and day More...

Religion Column

The Ten 'Statements': The significance of words

Parashat Yitro Exodus 18.1—20.23. Our current use of the expression "The Ten Commandments" to refer to the words inscribed on the two tablets Moses brought down from Sinai does not come to us from the Jewish tradition. More...