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Burlington County's 'Math Lady' continues to inspire students

MEET PHYLLIS E. STERN…

AGE: 223 (In Base Five) ALMA MATERS: Trenton High School & Trenton State College (College of New Jersey) SYNAGOGUE: Cong. More...

Holocaust survivor helps students learn about diversity

Holocaust survivor Frances Neuman recently discussed her experiences with over 75 Camden county high school students participating in the Upward Bound College Prep Academy at Camden County College. More...

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Federation

Strengthening Israel one Jew at a time

(Funds raised by the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey Annual Campaign play an important role in strengthening Israel. More...

World News

In new Tarantino film, Jews exact revenge on Nazis

NEW YORK—Add acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino to the long list of filmmakers who can't resist making their own World War II fantasy-action flick. More...

Bloomberg under fire for invoking Chamberlain

WASHINGTON—New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is under fire for invoking a former British prime minister known for appeasing the Nazis. More...

House passes AMIA attack commemoration

WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Buenos Aires Jewish community center bombing. More...

Life Cycles

Engagements:

DANGREMOND - SILVERMAN Donna and Gary Silverman of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their son, Daniel Todd Silverman, to Taryn Michelle Dangremond, daughter of Sherry Dangremond of Elyria, OH and Donald Dangremond of Bel Air, MD. More...

Births:

BERMAN Tara (nee Belafsky) and Michael Berman and big brother Noah announce the arrival of their new daughter and sister, Mira Alaina (Miriam Tybala), born on Feb. 18, 2009, weighing 7 lb., 8 oz. and measuring 20 inches long. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

JULY 31 - AUGUST 2 SHABBOS NACHAMU PROGRAM Join hundreds of people at the Sheraton Edison Hotel for good food, interactive programs and world-renowned speakers. More...

Columns

'Hear O Israel' must also include deaf Jews

NEW YORK—"Hear O Israel, The Lord Is our God. The Lord Is One," it proclaims in Deuteronomy 6:4. More...

Palestinians' plight, Holocaust are not analogous

LIVINGSTON, NJ—For decades, the Palestinian nationalist cause has sought to draw a dark line linking the experience of ordinary Palestinians from 1948 on to the experience of ordinary European Jews from 1933 to 1945. More...

Fasting at Tisha B'Av can stir hunger for giving

LOS ANGELES—At Tisha B'Av this year, think of fasting as a tzedakah stimulus plan. By observing this day of mourning, by not eating, our hunger can stimulate us to look beyond our own tables. More...

 

Corruption: Rabbis among those arrested in widespread New Jersey sting

WASHINGTON (JTA)— Several rabbis were arrested as part of a public corruption and international money-laundering investigation in New Jersey. More...

Jewish groups vie for honor of being first to host Obama

WASHINGTON— Now that President Obama has held his first meeting with Jewish leaders, the speculation can begin: Which Jewish organization will be the first to land the president as a speaker? More...

Mideast

Amid relatively calm West Bank, settlers still struggle with security

TEL AVIV—Yossi Klavan saw the rocks coming. "Get down," he told the passenger in his car as he hunched behind the wheel, trying to steer beyond the range of Palestinian stone throwers who had already pelted the bus ahead of them. More...

Israelis can build anywhere in city

Israelis may purchase property in all parts of Jerusalem, Benjamin Netanyahu said. The Israeli prime minister's comments to his Cabinet at its weekly meeting came after the U.S. More...

Diaspora Jews should invest

Diaspora Jews should join Arabs in investing in the Palestinian economy, Benjamin Netanyahu told U.S. Jewish leaders. More...

Agency

ECE campers celebrate Israel

Celebrating their "Journey to Israel," Early Childhood campers at the Katz JCC (from left) Rahel Tishgart, Eva Woods, Jacob Goodstein and Adam Feinstein traveled by camel through the desert, visited the Western Wall, made Israeli flags and enjoyed Is More...

JCF networks at Riversharks

The Jewish Community Foundation's Professional Advisory Committee recently held a networking event at a Camden Riversharks game. The event attracted 25 people on a beautiful summer night. More...

JCC campers enjoy new dock thanks to Blumenfeld family

Over 1,600 campers ages 3-14 at the JCC Camps at Medford are enjoying a newly dedicated fishing dock this summer thanks to the generous donation from the Ethyl and Charles Blumenfeld Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. More...

Obituaries

Olwin G. 'Buster' Hayes dies; facility manager at JCC Camps

Olwin G. Hayes, Jr., known to everyone as "Buster," died on July 15. The facility manager at the JCC Camps at Medford, he was beloved by campers, staff, and thousands of families. Each camp day, he greeted arriving campers with a smile. More...

DEATH NOTICES

MARK R. BECKER, of Deptford, died on July 6. Husband of Janet (nee Levine) Becker. Father of Stephanie Levitt and Julie Cramer. Fatherin law of Brian Levitt and Michael Cramer. Son of Jacqueline and the late Arnold Becker. More...

Do It!

Do It

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 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...

Religion Column

Tisha B'Av recalls the miracle of spiritual survival

Our people dedicate Tisha B'Av, the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av, as the solemn fast day to honor our martyrs and to commemorate the tragic events of our history. More...

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