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MEET LINDA OSTROFF…

Clayton entrepreneur creates custom yarns with lots of personality

FAMILY: Husband, Alan Weinstein; children, Matthew & Benjamin Ostroff; three grandchildren, Ethan, Rayna & Danielle. SYNAGOGUE: B'nai Tikvah in Turnersville ALMA MATER: Univ. More...

Beth El congregants celebrate long-awaited move to new home

Jewish Comm unit y Th e moo d wa s p ure joy as hu ndred s of C on g. Beth El members arrived at the synagogue's new location at 8000 Main Street in Voorhees. More...

TALK TO US…

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Federation

Find your personal 'sunshine law' when it comes to your finances

TALKING MONEY

Do you wince when people start talking to you about your money? Are you afraid to discuss dollars and cents with your children? You might want to consider changing your attitude where a frank discussion of your finances is concerned. More...

JDC provides literal lifeline to destitute, dejected young family

Sometimes basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter are taken for granted, but not by Valentina and Victor of Slobodziya, Moldova. The couple provide shelter for their two children using their bare hands. More...

World News

UJC announces more budget cuts

Under pressure from the federations that it serves, the United Jewish Communities took a step toward implementing an 18 percent budget cut that will include significant layoffs, the second time this year the organization will be forced to enact maj More...

Swastikas painted on Holocaust memorial

Large black swastikas were painted on a French Holocaust memorial. More...

Young Israel rejects a Palestinian state

An Orthodox group is urging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reject calls for a Palestinian state. More...

Do It!

Events

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 ADATH EMANU-EL Mitzvah Cooking at 7 p.m. providing meals for Providence House and others in need. Call 608-1200. BURLINGTON COUNTY HADASSAH Card party and luncheon at the Dolphin Diner in Burlington. More...

Kid Stuff

Events

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 ADATH EMANU-EL AEFTY Jr. Shabbat Service at 8 p.m. The Youth Group will lead the service. Open to all. Call 608-1200. TEMPLE SINAI OF CINNAMINSON Tot Shabbat at 7 p.m. Call 829-0658. More...

Columns

Performance is marred by an ax murder

REHOVOT, ISRAEL—I felt rather uncomfortable last week while I sat listening to an enchanting performance of "La Boheme" at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center. More...

Preparing to guide a group of students through Israel

A place like no other:

I write this message for Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha?Atzmaut, Israeli Memorial and Independence Day, on the eve of leaving South Jersey for Israel with the confirmation students from Temple Emanuel and M'kor Shalom. More...

'Employee Free Choice Act' badly flawed

A recent article in the Jewish Voice (March 25, page 7) utilized the tenets of the Jewish Religion and the Talmud to support passage of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). More...

Jewish, pro-Israel students feel threatened on college campuses

NEW YORK—At York University in Toronto, a group of students had to be escorted from the Hillel office by campus police on Feb. 11 after a threatening mob shouting anti- Semitic and anti-Israel slogans gathered outside. More...

Alan Respler to retire; brought local JCRC to national prominence

Alan Respler, the guiding force behind the Jewish Community Relations Council for the past 32 years, will retire on May 1. He will assume the position of executive director emeritus and work as a part-time consultant until a new director is hired. More...

Mideast

Palestinians decry Canadian plans

SCROLLS EXHIBIT

Palestinian officials called on Canada to cancel a planned exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The officials say the exhibit would violate international law. More...

Adams meets Hamas leaders

IRISH EYES…

Northern Irish Republican leader Gerry Adams met with Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza. More...

Netanyahu seeking to shake things up

Early signs:

JERUSALEM—As the new Netanyahu government gets rolling, the early signs are that there will be significant changes in foreign policy. More...

Agency

JCF names new president, officers

The Jewish Community Foundation, Inc., will elect and install Neal Cupersmith as its new president at its 29th Annual Dinner. Cupersmith succeeds Nina Cohen following two consecutive terms. More...

Commemorate Israel's Memorial Day, celebrate her independence

In Israel, a long, mournful siren wails out across the country. Everything comes to a stop. People leave their cars and stand at attention. School children put their books down and stand by their desks. More...

At the CH Jewish Film Festival

Jonathan Lopatin, (top, far left) producer of Eyes Wide Open, the premier movie of the Cherry Hill Volvo Jewish Film Festival greets (from left), naming sponsors Judith Krupnick, president of Cherry Hill Volvo and sponsor Dave Gilbert, vice-president More...

Life Cycles

B'nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL BRANDON HART, grandson of Scott and Anna Kitz, on Apr. 4. ALEXANDRA LIEBMAN, daughter of Kenneth and Robin Liebman, on Apr. 18. NOAH THIELMAN, son of Gregory and Lisa Thielman, on Apr. 18. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

SEYMOUR "SHEIK" AFFRIME, of Cherry Hill, died on Apr. 10. Husband of the late Julia (nee Feinstein) Affrime. Father of Steven (Robin) Affrime, Melton (Sheryl) Affrime and Scott (Heidi) Affrime. Grandfather of six and great-grandfather of one. More...

Going Solo

Events

THURSDAY, APRIL 23 SJ JEWISH SINGLES Meeting at Temple Emanuel at 7 p.m. All are welcome. SUNDAY, APRIL 26 CONG. BETH EL Free family movie matinee. Wall-e from 12-2 p.m. Call 675-1166 ext. 418. More...

Editorial

NFL is to be applauded for altering its schedule

While the devotion of Americans to football has often been compared to that of religious believers, most Jews know that Judaism is the faith and football, the game. More...

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