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Cherry Hill resident leads NJ Bar Association at difficult time

AGE: 59 FAMILY: Wife Barbara & children Scott (30) and Shana (27) ALMA MATERS: Rutgers & Rutgers Law SYNAGOGUE: Temple Beth Sholom INTERESTS: Eagles, Phillies, Bob Dylan fan, photography, gardening, golf & travel FAVORITE FOODS: More...

JFCS SAIL Special Olympians get personal tour at local bank

Samost Jewish Family & Children's Service SAIL Special Olympics athletes recently went on a TD Bank tour. Each guest received a bag of TD Bank souvenirs and snacks. More...

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Federation

JDC provides local student with hands-on Israel experience

For Jews living anywhere but Israel, we can only imagine what it is like to be whisked away to a dreary bomb shelter when sirens signal that incoming enemy rockets are hitting our town. More...

Federation leaders hear firsthand how dollars are spent overseas

Nearly two-dozen leaders of the Jewish Federation attended a recent briefing with representatives for the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) at the Weinberg Jewish Community Campus in Cherry Hill. More...

World News

Poland's Jewish heritage is more than the Holocaust

BIELSKO-BIALA, Poland— Outside the elegant theater in the city of Bielsko-Biala in southern Poland, a billboard advertises an upcoming play. Stark letters spell out the title: "Zyd"—Jew. More...

Reform rabbis back Obama on settlements

WASHINGTON—The Reform rabbinate is backing President Obama's position on Israeli settlements. More...

Argentine judge issues warrant

BUENOS AIRES—An Argentine federal judge issued an arrest warrant for a Colombian man accused of being a key organizer in an attack on a Buenos Aires Jewish center. More...

Do It!

Events

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 CONG. BETH EL Habonim Cookout at 6 p.m. Call 675-1166 ext. 418. TEMPLE EMANUEL Bring a brown bag lunch and meet with other seniors at noon. Call 489-0029. FRIDAY, JUNE 19 JEWISH RENEWAL HAVURAH Service at St. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, JUNE 19 CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. at the new Voorhees location. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916. THURSDAY, JUNE 25 SJ JEWISH SINGLES Meeting at Temple Emanuel at 8 p.m. More...

Editorial

Holocaust Museum attack was assault on tolerance

James Wenneker von Brunn, the man who walked into the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum last week, opened fire, and killed security guard Stephen Tyrone Johns is clearly a deeply disturbed individual. More...

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Columns

What happens after the settlement freeze?

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Noble soul, interfaith pioneer Zia Rahman is remembered

A FRIEND PASSES…

Zia Rahman was my friend. He was my teacher. He was a unique and special man whose wise, gentle demeanor belied the stereotypes that societies pin on others who are different. As Jews, we have confronted that throughout millennia. More...

Obama's Cairo speech outlined a realistic road to Middle East peace

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

As an entrepreneur, I see opportunities all around me. As a businessman, I must temper the temptation of running after opportunities with following the strategic goals I have set for my business. More...

Special Sections

Community mourns Judge William Lipkin

As the Voice was going to press, we learned of the passing of Hon. William Lipkin, judge, past president of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, and founding president of the Raymond and Gertrude R. Saltzman Foundation. More...

Mideast

Obama stepping up fight against incitement

WASHINGTON—Lost in the hoopla over the U.S. demands for an Israeli settlement freeze has been the Obama administration's stepped-up emphasis on the issue of Palestinian incitement. More...

Project unites Israelis, Palestinians

Israeli, Palestinian and Italian students are taking part in a two-week theater education project in Naples. The Tradition and New Creativity in the Performing Arts Summer School is sponsored by a Naples theater festival and local universities. More...

Ben-Sasson elected Hebrew U. president

A former Knesset member has been elected president of Hebrew University. Menaham Ben- Sasson, a former rector and professor at the university, was elected at the closing session of the 72nd meeting of the university's board of governors. More...

Agency

Steve Shapiro will receive the Toll Humanitarian Award

Steve Shapiro will be presented with the prestigious Daniel B. Toll Humanitarian Award at the Woodcrest Country Club Pro Am on Monday, July 27. The Daniel B. More...

JCC children learn to garden

Tending their newly planted garden at the Sari Isdaner Early Child Center at the Katz JCC were students (from left), Danny Swerdlow, Ryan Quinn, Leah Pintel and Ashley Engelson. More...

JCF distributes over $15,000 in scholarships to students

The Jewish Community Foundation, Inc., will present 17 awards totaling $15,074 to 15 students and community leaders, as part of its annual Scholarship and Emerging Leader Awards program. More...

Life Cycles

Engagement:

Dr. Kenneth and Lynne Shapiro of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Voorhees, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Shapiro, to Avi Bregman, son of Barbara (David) Slipacoff and Barry Bregman of Ottawa, Canada. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

MARTHA I. (nee Walters) BIERMAN, of Voorhees and formerly of Hillside, died on June 5. Wife of the late Bernard Bierman. Sister of the late Ash (Florence) Walters and the late Golda (George) Geller. Aunt of seven. More...

Mathilde Middleberg, Holocaust survivor

Mathilde Middleberg, a Holocaust survivor who spoke to children about her experiences on behalf of the Goodwin Holocaust Museum and Education Center, died on May 25. Mrs. More...

Nechemia Meyers, veteran journalist

Nechemia Meyers, an Israeli-American journalist whose freelance writing appeared in numerous publications, including the Voice, has died. He was 79. Meyers worked for the Weizmann Institute of Science for many years. More...

Kid Stuff

Events

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Register for Preschool Summer and Fall Programs. Call Michele Ferguson at 751-0994. FRIDAY, JUNE 19 CONG. M'KOR SHALOM Family Services at 7:30 p.m. for families with school-age children. Call 424-4220. More...

Ramah expands family programming for special needs

Camp Ramah in the Poconos has announced a new initiative with the Tikvah Family Camp, a program designed for Jewish children with developmental and/or social learning disorders, their siblings and parents, to provide an opportunity to experience Je More...

Katz JCC offers specialty camps for all interests

Area youth between the ages of 6-16 are invited to participate in a variety of fun and exciting week-long specialty camps at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill. Specialty camps are open to all members of the community. More...

Letters

'Land for peace' is false theory

In 1832, a senator from New York State made a speech on the floor of the United States Senate coining an axiom, "To the victors belong the spoils of the enemy. More...

Religion Column

Negative self-image is recipe for failure

Shelach Lecha Numbers 13:1-15:41 This Torah portion, Shelach Lecha, comes to teach us that people will always perceive you as you perceive yourself. Most of the spies sent by Moshe to scout Canaan brought back a negative report. More...