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Helping fellow Jews, supporting Israel are passions for local teen

MEET ELANA PERILSTEIN…

AGE 16 FAMILY Parents, Robert & Nancy Toll Perilstein; sister, Matti (20); brother, George (18) PET Truffles, a Wheaten Terrier FAVORITE FOOD Cheese FAVORITE MUSIC Alanis Morissette & Ben Harper FAVORITE MOVIES "Forrest Gump" & "Ghost More...

'Step Out' with JFCS on Mar. 21 for a night of '50s fun

LOCALITES…

Getting into the '50s spirit are (from left), vice chair Stephanie Miller and co-chairs Amy Green and Ann Miller. Samost Jewish Family and Children's Service will host "Stepping Out," its 14th annual fundraiser, on March 21 at 8 p.m. More...

TALK TO US…

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Federation

The Federation is an 'insurance policy'

STORIES FROM THE HEART

She is a walking encyclopedia with a wealth of knowledge. She is a keen observer and most certainly outspoken. More...

Celebrating the love of chocolate

WOMEN'S EVENT

A recent special cooking demonstration and dessert tasting featuring Robert Bennett (center), executive chef of Classic Cake Co., drew 35 women to the Weinberg Jewish Community Campus. More...

Answer the call from Israel

SUPER SUNDAY FOLLOW-UP

The Jewish Federation's Super Sunday and Super Week community-wide phone-athon has ended and, despite the countless volunteers making calls, not everyone was reached during that time. More...

Life Cycles

Weddings:

ROSENBAUM-CHERNIN

Lesley and Michael Rosenbaum of Cherry Hill announce the marriage of their daughter Gillian to Paul Harrison Chernin, son of Susan and Mark Chernin of Beachwood. The ceremony took place Nov. 23 at Cescaphe Ballroom in Phila. More...

Weddings:

TREUHAFT-FILREIS

Jane Treuhaft, daughter of Ellie Treuhaft and the late Bob Treuhaft of Cherry Hill, was married to Al Filreis, son of Sam and Lois Filreis of Springfield, on Apr. 5, 2008. Jane is an alumna of Cherry Hill High School West and Colgate Univ. More...

Engagement:

MUCHNICK-BRANDRISS

Debbie and Ed Muchnick of Mt. Laurel announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Lauren Muchnick, to Levi Shane Brandriss, son of Marc Brandriss and Nancy Eisenberg of Teaneck, and Ruth Shane of Baltimore, MD. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26 SJ JEWISH SINGLES Meeting at Temple Emanuel at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. SUNDAY, MARCH 1 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. Trip to the Franklin Science Museum and Planetarium. The group will meet at 11 a.m. More...

Editorial

Arab boycott is alive on Dubai tennis courts

Sports can do amazing things by placing our common humanity on display. In ancient Greece, warring city-states stopped combat to participate in athletic competitions. More...

DRY BONES…

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Letters

Highly praised film trivializes the Holocaust

Current media praise for a postwar film "The Reader" not only misleads but trivializes the Holocaust. More...

Pope should educate about Holocaust

The Pope should not banish Holocaust deniers (2/11 Voice, page 6)—he should educate them. More...

Religion Column

The 'whole Megillah' …Purim's truth & irreverence

The everlasting saga of the Jewish people seems to reflect this oversimplified summary of Jewish history: they hate us; they want to destroy us; God and a hero or two come to our aid; we win! Let's eat! More...

Special Sections

Seniors, service providers struggle together in a tough, uncertain economy

First came the housing bubble. While The Wall Street Journal reported problems as early as 2004, it wasn't until Sept. 8, 2008 that it really burst. More...

A new hat puts you in the other Jew's shoes

At Purim, flip your lid & learn something

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Mideast

OVER THE LINE

Visa denial shocks tennis

The Tennis Channel canceled its coverage of a Dubai tournament over the decision not to grant an entry visa to an Israeli player. More...

BLAIR WINS…

Former PM gets a big prize

Tony Blair will receive a $1-million prize in part for his efforts to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. More...

Gap stores coming to Israel

Gap Inc. has signed an agreement to bring its Gap and Banana Republic stores to Israel. The corporation announced that it had inked a franchise agreement with Israel's Elbit Trade & Retail Ltd. More...

Agency

Funds available for improving skills

In conjunction with its annual Scholarship Program, the Jewish Community Foundation offers awards to South Jersey Jewish professionals who are employed by a local synagogue, Jewish agency, or Jewish organization. More...

Chips and Salsa' coming April 25

Event co-chairs Brett Kratchman (left) and Dr. Andrew Mulberg meet to finalize plans for Chips and Salsa, presented by Lexus of Cherry Hill. More...

JCF hosts 12th Florida Reunion

The Jewish Community Foundation reunited South Jersey natives by hosting its 12th Annual Florida Reunion trip earlier this month. More...

World News

Buffalo-area crash claims Israelis & cantor

Two Israelis and a cantor reportedly were aboard a plane that crashed near Buffalo, NY. The Continental commuter aircraft crashed into a house in the city's suburbs while landing late Feb. More...

Reform movement slashes budget

The congregational umbrella for the Reform movement is planning layoffs and organizational changes to reduce its budget by about 20 percent. More...

Hampshire College denies divestment

A Massachusetts college denied the claim of a pro-Palestinian student group that it divested from Israel. More...

Obituaries

Visionary Rabbi Noah Weinberg, founder of Aish HaTorah, dies

Giant passes:

NEW YORK—Rabbi Noah Weinberg, the founder and dean of the sprawling global outreach operation Aish HaTorah, was being called a "unique visionary" following his death in Jerusalem. More...

DEATH NOTICES

BETTY (nee Birkenfeld) BANIN, of Ventnor, died on Feb. 15. Wife of the late Harold Banin. Mother of Gary (Sheryle) Banin and Marlene (David) Redman. Sister of Rhea Roth. Grandmother of four. More...

Do It!

Do It

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 CONG. BETH EL In partnership with JFCS, we will be running a series entitled "Look Who's Talking: The Impact of Our Habits on Our Children." Free to members and $5 for guests. Contact rboyd@bethelsnj.org. More...

Kid Stuff

Events

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 TEMPLE SINAI OF CINNAMINSON Alef Chag HaSiddur family service at 7:15 p.m. Call 829-0658. SUNDAY, MARCH 1 ADATH EMANU-EL Purim Cradle Roll at 11 a.m. for pre-school children ages two and a half through five. 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

Baking brownies for the boys—again

The parents of American and Canadian soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq would dearly love to have Sabbath picnics with their kids, but, of course, they can't. Here they can and do. More...

Top priority: Act to free Gilad Shalit

TEL AVIV—People throughout the world, including the beleaguered south of Israel, of all places, are collecting and donating humanitarian aid to Gaza. More...

Strike out against racism: Boycott Durban II

WASHINGTON—The 2001 World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, otherwise known as the Durban Conference, More...