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'I'm the family oddball,' young businesswoman says

MEET SOPHIA RAAB…

AGE 24 FAMILY Parents, Marvin and Marcia Raab; Grandmother, Esther Raab of "Dear Esther," two sisters and one brother ALMA MATERS Akiba Hebrew Academy and the University of Massachussetts HOBBIES Snowboarding and cooking More...

Isdaner ECE class reaches out to local soldier in Iraq

Children in the Fish class at the Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center at the Katz JCC hold a decorative banner they created to send to Maj. Seth Gladstone and his platoon in Iraq. More...

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Federation

Federation's overseas agencies not immune to economic crisis

CAMPAIGN DOLLARS AT WORK

As much as the South Jersey Jewish community is suffering from the economic downturn striking the United States, the Jewish community in Israel and the former Soviet Union (FSU) are faring far worse, according to representatives from the American J More...

UJC's NOLA Conference inspires local young leaders

YOUNG LEADERS

The United Jewish Communities UJC), the parent organization of the Jewish Federation, held its National Young Leadership Conference in New Orleans from March 15-17. More...

World News

Soviet Jewry vital for Reagan

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said President Reagan raised the plight of Soviet Jewry in every meeting the two held. More...

US-backed program gave millions to Iran

Iran and Syria received millions of dollars from a US-backed program that promotes the peaceful use of nuclear energy. More...

Oliphant cartoon labeled antisemitic

Jewish groups denounced a cartoon by a prize-winning political cartoonist as antisemitic. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

LILLIAN (nee Kratchman) ABRAMS, of Phila., died on Mar. 17. Wife of the late Maurice Abrams. Sister of Adeline Graffman and sister-in-law of Pearl Kratchman. Aunt and greataunt to many. DR. More...

Going Solo

Events

FRIDAY, APRIL 17 CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. at the new Voorhees location. Call Norma Kamis at 662- 7916. SUNDAY, APRIL 19 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. Trip to the The Franklin science museum and planetarium. More...

Editorial

Passover reminds us that freedom brings responsibility

"This is the bread of affliction that our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt. Let all who are hungry come and eat. Let all who are in need come and share the Pesach meal."—The Passover Haggadah Why is matzah the bread of affliction? More...

DRY BONES…

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Religion Column

Moses…eternal messenger of freedom

Passover 5769:

What a character did Moses make! More...

Special Sections

Voice Editor Harriet Kessler to retire after 24 years at the helm

Harriet Kessler will retire after leading the Jewish Federation's publishing arm since 1985. Her retirement will take effect Apr. 30, after which she will serve as a part-time consultant for Jewish Federation Publications (JFP). More...

Federation staying on course despite economic doldrums & greatly increased needs

Doing more with less will be the name of Federation's game as long as the nation's economy continues to suffer. More...

Mideast

Time: Israeli F-16s hit Sudan convoy

DISTANT STIKE

Unnamed high-ranking Israeli security officials said Israeli F-16 fighters struck a convoy carrying bombs to Gaza in Sudan, Time Magazine reported. The article also confirmed that the United States was not involved in the attack in late January. More...

Palestinians disband a youth orchestra

SOUR NOTES…

A Palestinian youth orchestra from Jenin was disbanded after it played for Holocaust survivors in Israel. More...

As Olmert exits, creeping doubts about his ouster

News analysis:

JERUSALEM — After finally leaving office this week, Ehud Olmert will have his hands full fighting the corruption charges against him. More...

Agency

JFCS hosts May 6 Annual Meeting

Michele Ettinger will be sworn in for a second consecutive term as president of the Board of Trustees of Samost Jewish Family and Children's Service. More...

A child survivor's story to be told at Yom Hashoah Observance

Jewish children were hidden in many places to keep them alive during the Holocaust. Our community has several prominent citizens who were such children. More...

Katz JCC planning fundraiser with Latin flair on April 25

Grab your friends, family members and business associates, and get ready to feel the beat under your feet at the Katz JCC on Saturday, April 25 at 8 p.m. We're talking "Chips and Salsa. More...

Life Cycles

Births:

COHEN Jaime (nee Aronberg) and Brett Cohen of Marlton announce the birth of their son, Sam Jacob, on Aug. 28, 2008. More...

Engagements:

BESEN-SAFFRIN Dr. Lynne Gradinger Besen is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Elyssa Tracy Besen, to Zachary Charles Saffrin, son of Bunny and Victor Saffrin of Lowell, MA. The bride-tobe is also the daughter of the late Dr. More...

Do It!

Events

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 ADATH EMANU-EL Passover Seder, buffet Style, at 6 p.m. Cost is $43 per adult and $18 per child, ages 12 and under. Reservations required. Call 608-1200. CHABAD IN MEDFORD Community Passover Seder at 7:30 p.m. More...

Kid Stuff

Camp Guide

CAMP CANADENSIS 215.572.8222 (Winter) 570.595.7461 info@canadensis.com www.canadensis.com Brian Krug, Director At Canadensis, a premier camp in the Pocono Mountains, campers will feel like they can just be kids and have fun! More...

Events

TUESDAY, APRIL 14 CONG. M'KOR SHALOM The Tot Programming Committee presents "Spring Break Sing-Along with Mr. Scott the Music Man" from 10-11:30 a.m. Cost is $7 per child if you register by April 10 and $10 after that. Call 424- 4220. More...

Columns

You don't have to be crazy, but …

REHOVOT, ISRAEL—You don't have to be crazy to vote in Israel, but you can vote here even if you are. This is in accordance with a bill passed by the Knesset some years ago. More...

How many handicapped?

There is no way of determing how many handicapped peoople live in Israel. But rough estimates suggest that up some 10% of the population has physical, mental or sensory needs. More...

Poverty rampant in US: It's time to act

NEW YORK (JTA) —Our world is turning upside down. Poverty is the devastating type of problem that we should lose sleep over and motivate us to action, yet while it unfolds before us we stand still and silent. More...