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Recent Stockton College grad in love with Israel & Judaism

MEET ALEXANDRA YENI…

AGE: 22 FAMILY: Parents, Hallie Freedman and the late Tony Yeni; brother, Zac (20) SYNAGOGUE: Cong. More...

Barrack Academy celebrates Yom Ha'atzmaut with song & sport

LOCALITES…

The Israel Club at Barrack Hebrew Academy recently organized a schoolwide celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut. A highlight of the day was Barrack students playing soccer wearing the uniforms of Tel Aviv's teams. More...

Jewish Community Foundation honors 'Women in Philanthropy'

The Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) honored six "Women in Philanthropy" at its May 19 Annual Dinner. More...

Federation

Julia Roberts to lead Jewish Federation's Young Adult Division

YAD

Julia Roberts of Voorhees has been named the new chair of the Jewish Federation's Young Adult Division (YAD), announced David Farber, Federation president. More...

Federation opens mailbox to aid Yemenite Jewish refugees

EMERGENCY RELIEF FOR YEMENITE JEWS

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, in conjunction with its parent organization United Jewish Communities (UJC), is accepting donations to assist with emergency relief efforts to aid 112 Yemenite Jews who will be resettled as refugees in More...

Life Cycles

Wedding:

CULLINAN-ROSENFELD Fran and Elliot Rosenfeld of Cherry Hill announce the marriage of their son, Andrew Marc, to Meghan Siobhan Cullinan, daughter of Patti and Jeff Cullinan of Woolwich. The ceremony and reception took place on Mar. More...

Birth:

GRUNSFELD Karen (Freed) and Alex Grunsfeld announce with love the birth of their son, Kylie's little brother, Jacob Samuel (Yaacov Shmuel), on Nov. 29, 2008. More...

Do It!

Do It

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3 CONG. M'KOR SHALOM The Women and Spirituality Group will tour the Holocaust Museum at the Katz JCC at 7 p.m. Call 424-4220. More...

Kid Stuff

Kids Stuff

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3 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. FRIDAY, JUNE 5 TEMPLE EMANUEL Tot Shabbat at 7 p.m. More...

Calling all kids for JCC Triathlon

All area children ages 7-12 are invited to the Katz JCC's annual Kid's Triathlon on Sunday, June 7 at 1 p.m. Contestants will participate in friendly competition in biking, swimming, and running. This event is open to the entire community. More...

Crafters wanted for JCC MusicFest

The Katz JCC is seeking artists and crafters who make hand-made, one-of-akind items to display and sell their works at the Summer MusicFest on Monday, Aug. 3. The event will be held at the JCC. The fee to become a vendor is $100 per table. More...

Letters

People of all religions owe much to Alan Respler

Upon his retirement, our community must honor Alan Respler, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), for his life-long mission to combat discrimination against all religions. More...

Torah Portion

Torah offers wisdom as we face Jethro's choice

Beha'alotecha Numbers 8:1-12:16

As we age, we face many difficult choices. One of the most difficult is choosing where we will live in our "golden years." By that time, our children will have their own lives. They will be busy with their careers and families. More...

Jewish groups encouraged by Sonia Sotomayor's life story

WASHINGTON— Jewish groups don't endorse U.S. Supreme Court nominees, at least in writing. The tears and choked sobs when Sonia Sotomayor accepted President Obama's nomination told another story. More...

Mideast

Netanyahu: 'United Jerusalem is capital'

JERUSALEM

Israeli leaders vowed that all of Jerusalem would remain Israel's undivided capital amid protests by eastern Jerusalem Arabs and their supporters. More...

U.S. Jews boosting Arab employment in Israel

JTA RAMLE, Israel—A group of American Jewish philanthropists crowd into a classroom to watch Iman Abu Zaid, a young Arab teacher, give a lesson to her class of Jewish fourthgraders. More...

IN BRIEF…

Bill would make Israel denial crime A bill that would require a oneyear prison sentence for anyone speaking against Israel's existence as a Jewish state passed a first reading. More...

Agency

Auxiliary to host Saline at closing event June 11

The Auxiliary of the Jewish Geriatric Home at Lions Gate will hold its annual closing meeting and luncheon on Thursday, June 11 at 11:45 a.m. at Lions Gate in the Commons Hall. Writer Carol Saline will be the featured speaker. More...

Thousands enjoy KIDSLAND

Nathan Wolf (right) learned karate moves courtesy of MacKenzie's Gold Medal Family Karate at the Katz JCC's recently held KIDSLAND. Over 4,000 attendees enjoyed a day full of hands-on activities and fun. More...

World News

Bomb plot:

Foiled attack underscores threat from unaffiliated attackers

WASHINGTON—The arrest of four men accused of plotting to attack two Bronx synagogues underscores the threat to Jewish targets by individuals or small groups, several experts said. More...

Venezuela, Bolivia deny helping Iran

WASHINGTON—Venezuela and Bolivia denied an accusation in an Israeli government report that they are supplying uranium to Iran for its nuclear program. More...

Congressman asks about antisemitism

WASHINGTON—A U.S. congressman is asking the Department of Education to clarify its position on the protection of Jewish students against antisemitic discrimination. In a letter to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Rep. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

BERNICE (nee Bolin) DESSNER, of Cherry Hill, died on May 14. Wife of the late Harry T. Dessner. Mother of Meryl (Ron) Strohecker, Ellen Spada and Laura (Al) Raymond. Sister of Sandy Schurr. Grandmother of six and great-grandmother of one. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, JUNE 7 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. Five mile hike in Pennypack Park in Phila. Meet at 1 p.m. at Bustleton Ave. and Benton St. Dinner, planning meeting and election of officers at Jack's Deli following the hike. More...

Editorial

Don't let the summer sun obscure important days ahead

EDITORIALS…

Ah, the lazy, hazy days of summer. It's time to relax, kick off your shoes, walk along the soft, sandy beach down the Shore or head to some exotic foreign locale. Maybe there will be an opportunity for a little light reading, perhaps a few novels. More...

Columns

To believe in Jewish 'chosen-ness' is not racist

Even with the surfeit of silliness passing these days for "Torah commentary"—the manufactured "midrashim," "original interpretations" and Biblical passages turned on their heads—I was flabbergasted to read a homily disparaging the Chafe More...

DRY BONES…

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At 85, Hillel's mission remains as vital as ever

WALTHAM, MA (JTA)— Eighty-five years ago, in 1924, two wealthy and accomplished Jewish college students, Nathan F. Leopold and Richard A. More...

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