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U.S. statement on nuke pact stirs deep concerns in Israel

Grand bargain with Iran feared

JERUSALEM— Given the delicate state of relations between the new administrations in Washington and Jerusalem, a recent American statement about the need for Israel to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, or NPT, touched a raw nerve. More...

Local News

Looking at the big picture comes naturally to man from Curacao

MEET MAURITS "MAX" TAYTELBAUM…

AGE: 56 FAMILY: Wife Shonnie Lebovitz; Max's children Stacey, Steven, and Shoshana; Shonnie's children Meara and Rina. More...

Scouts turn out to honor dead Jewish war veterans

Luke Yogel and his father Lee place flags at the graves of Jewish war veterans at Crescent Memorial Park. Luke is a member of Pack 36 sponsored by Temple Beth Sholom. More...

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Federation

JCC experiences help connect area teen to Jewish community

Sydney Solomon:

Seventeen year-old Sydney Solomon may have a few challenges that most of us can't relate to, but that does not limit the opportunities she encounters. Sydney, a resident of Cherry Hill, has cerebral palsy and is hearing impaired. More...

Woodcrest & Federation slate combined Men's & Women's Day

Woodcrest Country Club members are encouraged to get their golf clubs, balls and putting strokes ready for the 2009 Woodcrest Federation Day set for Thursday, June 18. More...

World News

High court strikes down 'Postville tactic'

NEW YORK—The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a legal tool that was used to prosecute illegal workers at a kosher slaughterhouse. More...

John Demjanjuk arrives in Germany

BERLIN—John Demjanjuk must be put on trial "as quickly as possible," a German Jewish leader said. Demjanjuk, 89, arrived in Germany to stand trial for war crimes committed during World War II. More...

Obama budget backs security

WASHINGTON—Jewish groups are praising President Obama for proposing to fund a program providing security grants to nonprofit institutions. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

TANYA THELMA (nee Mockrik) BRECHER, of Dunedin, FL, formerly of Cherry Hill, died on Apr. 29. Wife of Jerome Brecher. Mother of Francine (Henry) Doner, Ron (Kimberly) Brecher and Helene Brecher. Sister of Shirley Gold. More...

Do It!

Events

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 CONG. BETH EL Men's Poker Night. Call 675-1166 ext. 418. CONG. BETH TIKVAH Mature Adults Club Luncheon at 1 p.m. Call 983- 8090. TEMPLE EMANUEL Bring a brown bag lunch and meet with other seniors at noon. Call 489-0029. More...

Going Solo

Events

THURSDAY, MAY 21 SJ JEWISH SINGLES Informative lecture by Gerald Smith entitled "An Integrated Approach to Treating Cancer" takes place at Temple Emanuel from 7:30 - 9 p.m. There is no charge. Call Vivian at 609-440-8606. More...

Editorial

Excess caution characterized Benedict XVI's time in Israel

One could almost see Pope Benedict XVI walking a tightrope throughout his trip to Israel. His condemnation of antisemitism made Israelis happy. More...

DRY BONES…

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Religion Column

Shavuot reflects faithfulness between Jewish people & God

It is fascinating to consider the range of customs and practices for Shavuot (beginning on the evening of May 28). More...

 

Video: JCF tribute to women

View the Jewish Community Foundation Tribute to Women Philanthropists video produced by Take This Journey LLC (videography) and Professional Podcasts LLC (script and scoring). More...

Pope Benedict visits Israel

Photo: Flash90/JTA Pope Benedict XVI is flanked by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and President Shimon Peres upon his arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport on May 11. More...

Mideast

Israeli Jews blame themselves

Many Israeli Jews reject the idea that the Palestinians are primarily responsible for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a new study finds. More...

Israel to open military med school

Israel will open its first military medical school. The program, operating in conjunction with Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Medicine, is scheduled to open this fall with 50 students. More...

Netanyahu looks to aid Palestinians

Israel must make life easier for the Palestinians, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet. More...

Agency

Zell to be installed, Respler honored at JCRC Annual Mtg.

Vicki Zell will be installed as president of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), the Jewish Federation's agency dealing with issues of public policy, social advocacy and community outreach, announced David Farber, president of the Jewish More...

Lions sharpen financial skills

Lions of Judah members and other contributors to the Jewish Federation and its agencies gathered recently at the home of Mindy Goldberg Rose to hear family therapist Ed Monte discuss some of the important financial and philanthropic issues facing fam More...

Rosenblum to be installed, Kessler feted at JFP Annual Mtg.

Dr. Ben Rosenblum will be installed for a second consecutive term as president of the Jewish Federation Publications (JFP) Management Board at the JFP's 20th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, June 16. More...

Life Cycles

B'nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL ZOE NIELSON, daughter of Robert and Debra Nielson, on May 2. ZACH MICHAUD, son of David and Saralee Michaud, on May 2. JARED EDELSTEIN, son of Philip and Debra Edelstein, on May 9. More...

Birth:

Naomi (nee Kulp) and Seth Mirowitz of Cherry Hill announce the birth of their son, Aaron Noah, on July 28, 2008. More...

Wedding:

Lauren and Ken Sperry of Cherry Hill announce the marriage of their daughter, Erica Ivy, to Dr. Brian Seth Winters, son of Becky and Donald Winters of Brick. The ceremony and reception took place on June 1, 2008 at Cescaphe Ballroom in Phila. More...

Kid Stuff

Events

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM "Jolly Jumpers" every week from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. for children ages 12-24 months. Call Michelle at 751-0994 to register. THURSDAY, MAY 21 TEMPLE EMANUEL Temple Tales at 6:30 p.m. Come in your pj's. More...

Columns

Should a Tel Aviv Univ. academic support a boycott of Israel?

Like many academics at Tel Aviv University, Omar Barghouti, Ph.D., is a political activist. More...

Myth surrounds the Birthright Israel 'list'

NEW YORK (JTA)—Ever since I began steering "post-programming" for Birthright Israel NEXT, I've had the frustrating question, "Why can't I get the list?" thrown at me by wellmeaning organizational leaders, rabbis and fund-raisers—as well More...

Pope's visit to Israel must be put in context

NEW YORK—When his plane touched down at Ben Gurion International Airport, Pope Benedict XVI became only the second pope in the history of the Catholic Church to officially visit the State of Israel. More...

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