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Local, nat'l Jewish organizations object to tax provision in administration budget

NEW YORK— After offering strong support for President Obama's spending proposals, Jewish organizations are raising major objections to a tax provision in the administration's budget plan that they say would lead to a sharp drop in charitable More...

Local News

Camden school principal spread love of learning

MEET MALCOLM ADLER…

Malcolm Adler could easily strike fear into the hearts of small children. He is 6 ft., 4 in., and has a deep, booming voice. More...

Summer comes to Sari Isdaner ECE in February—beach and all

LOCALITES…

Enjoying summer in February are Sari Isdaner Early Childhood students (from left) Ryan Cortes, Aiden Edelson, Hannah Golden, Brooke Greenberg and Katz JCC Associate Director, Ruth Gluck. More...

TALK TO US…

'Who's news?' will appear on this page of every issue of the Voice. Does anyone you know belong here? If so, email the person's name, a brief description, and contact information to jvoice@jfedsnj.org, and mark "Profile" in the subject field. More...

Federation

Area Women Invited to Federation Gala

WOMEN'S GALA

Are you a woman seeking to become more involved in the Jewish community? Do you want to network with other women professionals, or enjoy a fun and inspirational event with your teenage daughter? More...

Local leaders to attend New Orleans conference

YOUNG ADULT DIVISION

From March 15-17, Robyn Greenberg, Adam and Julia Roberts, all of Voorhees, and Beth Lincow Cole of Cherry Hill will join hundreds of young Jewish leaders from across the country for the United Jewish Communities' (UJC) National Young Leadership Ne More...

Life Cycles

Births:

GILMAN Jennifer (nee Eichenbaum) and Jarod Gilman announce the birth of their son, Evan Reece Gilman, on Nov. 15, 2008. Evan is blessed with loving relatives all around him. More...

Engagements:

ATACH-LITWACK Pamela and Paul Litwack of Medford announce the engagement of their son, Daniel Seth Litwack, to Anabella Giselle Atach, daughter of Sandra and Noberto Atach of Buenos Aires, Argentina. More...

Learn about Birkas HaChamah

Torah Links will host an informational program on Birkas HaChamah, the blessing for the sun, on Tuesday, Mar. 17 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

SATURDAY, MARCH 14 CONG. M'KOR SHALOM Tot Shabbat at 10 a.m. for families with children up to six years old. Call 424-4220. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM New Moms and New Bubbelas class for moms and babies from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. More...

Columns

Battles over cash will challenge new government

REHOVOT, ISRAEL—The new Netanyahu Government faces an impossible task. There isn't enough money to cover vital public expenses. More...

The case for 'responsible citizenship' in Israel

'Violent speech a clear & present danger'

As we stand on the threshold of a new government in Israel, I am proud of our achievements as a political party. Yisrael Beiteinu has managed to rise from a largely sectarian party for Russian olim to the third largest party in the Knesset. More...

Anti-Semitism: Combating a global pandemic

NEW YORK (JTA) — Coming just weeks after the explosion of global anti-Semitism that followed Israel's military action in Gaza, the timing couldn't have been better for the London Conference on Combating Anti-Semitism, held Feb. 16 and 17. More...

Special Sections

Southern New Jersey Israel at 60 Festival: June 11, 2008, Cooper River Park

Parade of the Samechs

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Southern New Jersey Israel at 60 Festival: June 11, 2008, Cooper River Park

Givataim Dancers

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Deportation of rabbi in Russia brings charges of antisemitism

MOSCOW— Nearly three years ago, Rabbi Yisroel Silberstein uprooted his wife and young son from New York and moved with them to the far eastern edge of Russia to start a new life as a Chabad emissary. More...

Agency

Family appeal at heart of Katz JCC Jewish Film Fest

Cherry Hill Volvo major event sponsor

Family appeal is at the heart of the 2009 Cherry Hill Volvo Film Festival, according to Sahar Oz, director of the festival for the Katz JCC. Scheduled for March 22-29, the festival is open to the entire community. More...

Clinton: Palestinian relief aimed at statehood

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The United States will use Palestinian emergency relief as a platform toward a twostate solution, Hillary Rodham Clinton said. The U.S. secretary of state formally announced the U.S. More...

Royal impressions found in Jerusalem

ANCIENT SEALS

Seal impressions that date back to the reign of the biblical King Hezekiah were found in southern Jerusalem. More...

World News

Muslim identity issues mean problems throughout Europe

IDENTITY CRISIS

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Holtzberg sister to serve in Mumbai

The sister and brother-in-law of a Chabad emissary killed in Mumbai will run the Chabad House there temporarily. Rabbi Yakov Dovid and Sara Leiter of Safed, Israel, will serve as emissaries in Mumbai for three months, Lubavitch.com reported. More...

Lindsay Lohan plans to convert

Lindsay Lohan announced on her Facebook page that she plans to convert to Judaism. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

MYRTLE (nee Harris) JOFTIS, of Cherry Hill, died on Feb. 27. Wife of the late Samuel Joftis. Mother of Charlene (Jay) Fenster. Grandmother of three and great-grandmother of five. BENJAMIN KESSELMAN, of Phila., died on Mar. 1. More...

FOR THE RECORD

Martin Rudolph of Maple Shade, who died on Feb. 16, spent his life in the shoe business. The wrong occupation was attributed to him due to an inadvertent mistake in the Feb. 25 Voice. We apologize most sincerely to his family. More...

Do It!

Do It

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11 ANNE FRANK HADASSAH Meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Cong. M'kor Shalom. Rabbi Eric Wisnia of Cong. Beth Chaim will speak about "Why Jewish Mothers Get a Bum Rap." Call Bernice Moss at 857-0746. CONG. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. Dinner and planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Nicholl's Seafood in Northeast Phila. Call Jon at 787-0325 to RSVP. FRIDAY, MARCH 20 CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. at the Chapel Ave. More...

Editorial

EDITORIALS…

Iran's nuclear threat is world's top danger

During recent years, world leaders have talked about convincing Iran to abandon its push for nuclear weapons. More...

DRY BONES…

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Religion Column

Erev Pesach: Completing the Book of Exodus

On March 21 we will read the double portion Vayakel-Pekudey and complete the Book of Exodus, the book which contains the foundation story of Judaism?the book whose story we will discuss in another two weeks around the Seder table. More...