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Barrack Academy grad gives racehorses a second chance

MEET DANIELLE CHAST…

AGE: 17 FAMILY: Parents Bill and Karen; and brother Sam (12). PETS: "Taylor," a German shorthaired pointer/beagle mix, and "Mickey," a Lhasa apso. More...

Double milestone marked with celebration at Lions Gate

Rabbi Jerome David, of Temple Emanuel, and his wife Peggy look on as Peggy's parents Fred and Ann Strauss celebrate Fred's 102nd birthday and the couple's 62nd wedding anniversary. The celebration took place at Lions Gate among family and friends. More...

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Federation

Great music and crafts highlight Family MusicFest

Come enjoy an evening of culturally rich and diverse Jewish music at the 2009 Summer Family MusicFest on Monday, Aug. 3 at the Weinberg Jewish Community Campus in Cherry Hill. More...

World News

Trader Joe's boycott fizzles

A call for a boycott of Israeli products sold at Trader Joe's has backfired. More...

EU recognizes kosher slaughter

New European Union rules to make slaughtering animals more humane also recognized the validity of religious slaughter methods. EU farm ministers agreed to tighten the rules on slaughter to minimize the animals' suffering. More...

Historians research Wagner's Nazi past

Descendants of German composer Richard Wagner announced plans to have independent historians research the family archives. More...

Life Cycles

Engagements:

HELLER-SHELDON Amy and David Heller of Medford and Andrea Rimer of Phila. announce the engagement of their children, Jennifer Ann Heller and Justin Keith Sheldon. Jennifer graduated from the Univ. of Delaware with a B.A. degree in psychology. More...

Temple Sinai presents awards

Temple Sinai in Cinnaminson recently presented its Madeline and Alan Kessler Memorial Awards, which provide full scholarships to Temple Sinai Religious School or Midrashah. More...

Editorial

Demonstrations in Iran will tie the West's hands

There is something positive and empowering when hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets to demonstrate against a repressive government. This is what is happening in Iran. More...

DRY BONES…

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Letters

Speaking up for coexistence

I am very sorry to learn about the attack on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. More...

Religion Column

Even Moses was not allowed to improvise

Chukat-Balak Numbers 19:1-25:9 In Parshat Chukat in Bamidbar- Numbers, Chap. 20, the Jewish people complain bitterly to Moses and Aaron that they and their flocks have nothing to drink. More...

 

2009 Campaign breaks $3-million; funding concerns still loom large

The 2009 Jewish Federation Annual Campaign has just surpassed the $3-million mark in commitments, announced Carol Lupo and Bob Schwartz, 2009 Annual Campaign cochairs. The campaign, which officially closes on Sept. More...

Mideast

Unrest in Iran may benefit Israel & Mideast

JERUSALEM—Like the collapse of the Soviet Union nearly two decades ago, the outcome of the post-election unrest in Iran could be of major strategic significance for the Middle East and for Israel. More...

State Dept. clarifies Jerusalem's status

Jewish housing in eastern Jerusalem is not part of the Obama administration's demand for a settlement freeze, the State Department clarified. More...

Stolen antiquity returned to Israel

A stone that disappeared 12 years ago from a Jerusalem excavation site has been returned. The 46 lb. More...

Agency

BookMates honors volunteers

BookMates recently held its annual Appreciation Evening. The early childhood literacy program provides volunteer reading mentors for disadvantaged children in 29 South Jersey elementary schools. More...

SOS graduates celebrate

Nine people recently graduated from the Success of Savings (SOS) program, sponsored by the Special Needs Department of Samost Jewish Family and Children's Service (JFCS). More...

Area day school students enjoy Blumenfeld Field Day

A rainy day didn't dampen the spirits of 120 second through fifth graders from Kellman Brown Academy and Politz Day School. Students from the two local schools enjoyed a day at the Katz JCC courtesy of The Charles A. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

LEONARD EISNER, of Cherry Hill, died on June 12. Husband of Lila (nee Goldberg) Eisner. Father of Steven (June) Eisner, Jay (Bonnie) Eisner and Beth (Adam) Share. Grandfather of seven. Brother of Anne Levenson. More...

Do It!

Do It

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 Temple Sinai of Cinnaminson New backpacks and school supplies will be collected throughout the Summer for Operation Backpack to benefit local children in need. Call 829-0658. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, JULY 5 Mosaic Outdoor Club of Phila. Potluck Party at 5 p.m. Call Stacy at 215-316-1822. FRIDAY, JULY 10 Mosaic Outdoor Club of Phila. Spring Festival from 5-7 p.m. More...

Columns

NJ State Assoc. of Federations keeping in touch

At a time when resources are shrinking and coordinated efforts can prove useful in finding a way through tough economic times, the State Association of Jewish Federations has stayed in touch with the needs of the Jewish community. More...

Judge William Lipkin's remarkable life recalled

Judge William Lipkin, a pillar of the Southern New Jersey Jewish community and a distinguished judge with a long list of honors, is being remembered as a man of the highest character and one devoted to the Jewish community and the legal profession. More...

Relax with a good book during the sultry days of summer

LIBRARIANS' ROUNDTABLE

Summertime, and the readin' is easy. On the sultry days of summer, we look for books that grab our attention and won't let us go. More...

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