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Jewish values guide local physician's life

MEET DR. ERIC GROSSMAN…

AGE 37 FAMILY Wife, Laurie; children, Sam (7), Jordan (6), Molly (2) ALMA MATERS Brandeis Univ. & Jefferson Medical College FAVORITE FOOD Bagels & lox FAVORITE MUSICIANS Elton John, More...

Hey, Stella! Is the economy going to the dogs?

LOCALITES…

So is it really that bad out there? Cherry Hill financial planner Michael Pomerantz discusses the family finances with Stella, his 1-1/2 year old Samoyed. More...

Preview JCC Early Childhood Camps at April 5 Open House

The entire community is invited to an open house on Sunday, April 5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Medford Campsite, 400 Tuckerton Road, Medford, to see what makes JCC Camps at Medford a memorable experience for children ages 3-14. More...

Federation

Lions to roar into NYC

MAKE THEIRS MANHATTANS

On Wed., April 29, the Jewish Federation's Lions of Judah (LOJ) will visit Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion (HUCJIR) in New York. They will enjoy a private tour of the institution, a view of the museum exhibits and a talk by Dr. More...

'The Gift of Israel- there is no greater gift'

STORIES FROM THE HEART

Asher and Lara Weinstein Feeling connected to Jewish identity and Israel is often a challenge for American Jewish teens. More...

World News

Canadian university to probe clashes

One of Canada's largest universities says it will probe recent campus clashes relating to the Middle East. More...

Actor, activist Ron Silver dies

Ron Silver, an award-winning actor and co-founder of an organization calling for a united Jerusalem, has died. More...

Jackie Mason in hot water

Comedian Jackie Mason called President Obama a "schvartze" during a performance in New York, angering some audience members. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

HERBERT L. BOOSE, of Tamarac, FL and formerly of Phila., died on Mar. 6. Husband of Irene (nee Kitchner) Boose. Father of Barbara Boose, Sharon (Thomas) Fried, Debra (Harvey) Newman and Craig Rosenberg. More...

Ronna Ridge dies; beloved school director

Ronna Ridge, the beloved director of the Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center at the Katz JCC, died on Mar. 15 after a long illness. She was a resident of Cherry Hill. Known to everyone as "Ronnie," she exuded warmth, energy and a zest for life. More...

Editorial

Israel's army maintains a high standard of morality

on its strict morality in combat. Civilian deaths are to be avoided, and the property of noncombatants is not to be touched. More...

Letters

Another view of much praised film

I read with great interest the letter (2/25/09) from Ms. More...

Religion Column

'Seeking the sacred in each other'

The first verse of Parshat Vayikra seems simple enough: "And the Lord called to Moses and spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting…" Yet, even the first word presents a mystery. More...

Special Sections

 

Day school more do-able in SJ

Kohelet Foundation grant means tuition subsidies at Kellman Brown; Politz working with Phila. philanthropist

The day school education that may have seemed out of reach yesterday just came a whole lot closer. More...

Gilad Shalit remains captive

JERUSALEM— They came by the thousands—first-grade classes, families from the North, government ministers, rabbis, even tourists. More...

Mideast

TOOTING HIS HORN

Olmert lauds achievements

Ehud Olmert said his government went further than any other in negotiations with the Palestinians. More...

New mayor of Jerusalem looks to Diaspora

JERUSALEM—Hanging over his desk, Nir Barkat keeps a large framed photograph of himself running the Jerusalem half-marathon. The city's new mayor is quick to remind a visitor he also runs full marathons. More...

Rabbi nixes crucifix at Wall

CROSSED SIGNALS…

It is not appropriate for the pope to wear a cross at the Western Wall, the rabbi in charge of the holy site said. Pope Benedict XVI is scheduled to visit Israel in May and visit the Western Wall. He wears a large cross at all public appearances. More...

Agency

Threat of nuclear Iran topic of 40th Annual Mideast Inst.

"Nuclear Iran: The Imminent Threat to Israel and the World" will be the topic of the JCRC 40th annual MidEast Institute. The event will take place Sunday, March 29, 9:15 am-11:45 a.m. at the Weinberg Jewish Community Campus. More...

Make your Pesach more meaningful, more enjoyable; come to Passover Prep

Tradition with a twist:

Why choose to go to school on a beautiful afternoon in the early spring? When you're talking Passover Prep School, the answer is easy. The DJE is presenting a Pre-Passover extravaganza for the entire family on Sunday March 29 from 1-4 p.m. More...

JCRC honored for excellence

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern NJ was honored in Washington with the National Program Excellence Award at the recent annual Plenum of its national Jewish and public policy agency, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA). More...

Life Cycles

Engagements:

BURNSTEIN- SLOTKIN Lyn and Steve Harley of Cherry Hill and Paul and Joyce Slotkin of Yardley, PA announce the engagement of their son, Steven Slotkin, to Devin Burnstein, daughter of Jim and Cindy Burnstein of Plymouth, MI. More...

B'nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL REED KRAMER, son of Steven and Cindy Kramer, on Mar. 7. ALEX GOLDSTEIN, son of Edward and Karla Goldstein, on Mar. 7. ALICIA ROSENBAUM, daughter of Daniel and Laureen Wu Rosenbaum, on Mar. 14. More...

Do It!

Do It

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM "Model Historical Seder" led by Dr. Joshua Kulp, the cofounder of the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, at 7:30 p.m. Call 751-6663. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, MARCH 26 SJ JEWISH SINGLES Meeting at Temple Emanuel at 7:30 p.m. Jessica Chasen, a Massage Therapist, will be the speaker. All are welcome. SUNDAY, MARCH 29 MERCER BUCKS JEWISH SINGLES Mix and Mingle at 1:30 p.m. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, APRIL 3 ADATH EMANU-EL Tot Shabbat at 5:45 p.m. for families with children up to second grade. All are welcome. Call 608-1200. Family Shabbat Service at 7 p.m. Open to the community. Call 608-1200. More...

Columns

The urgent need for Israeli solidarity

REHOVOT, ISRAEL—The most disturbing thing I saw on television recently was not the Jewish school hit by an Arab rocket in Ashkelon but a Jewish supermarket looted by residents Hatzor Haglilit, the Galilee town in which it was located. More...

Employee Free Choice Act will protect workers: Jews urged to support pro-union legislation

NEW YORK, NY—We urge Jews to support legislation that would combat poverty, improve the economy and make important advancements for workers' rights. More...

In memory of a special Voice president & longtime friend

I WILL REMEMBER…

I remember his eyes. Small slits of eyes that were wonderfully expressive. Occasionally they would glower. When he thought the Voice was being exploited or unfairly criticized, for example. More...