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Local doctor bringing his unique style to Philly Fringe Festival

MEET DR. LEON I. ROSENBERG…

AGE: 57 FAMILY: Wife Caryn; and children Jamie (29), Mishy (28), Jake (25) & Zara (21) SYNAGOGUE: Chabad in Cherry Hill HOBBIES: Gardening, working out, and playing practical jokes FAVORITE FOOD: "Anything my wife cooks or serves. More...

Holocaust memorial dedicated in memory of Peter Schmeidler

Temple Sinai in Cinnaminson recently dedicated a Holocaust memorial Jewish Community Voice in memory of Peter Schmeidler. Born in Mannheim, Germany, Peter Schmeidler and his family fled in 1938 following the infamous Kristallnacht pogrom. More...

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Federation

An extraordinary journey from Ethiopia to Israel

CAMPAIGN DOLLARS AT WORK

Speaking fluent Hebrew with an English translator by her side, Hadar Sahalo recalled her journey from Ethiopia to Israel 25 years ago. More...

World News

Reform-Orthodox cooperation blossoms in wake of Katrina

NEW ORLEANS—An act of compassion to help a fellow congregation in need during the chaos following Hurricane Katrina has evolved over the course of four years into an unusual partnership spanning a Jewish religious divide. More...

Project planned to bury victims

NEW YORK—An international initiative to give Holocaust victims interred in mass graves a proper Jewish burial will be launched in Eastern Europe. More...

Yale censors Muhammad image

NEW YORK—Yale University censored a book featuring a controversial illustration of Muhammad. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

CLARA S. (nee Sandberg) BOMSTER, of Phila., died on Aug. 18. Wife of the late Hans Bomster. Mother of Marshall E. (Jane) Kresman. Sister of Neil (Toni) Sandberg. Grandmother of three. More...

Do It!

Do It

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 ADATH EMANU-EL YES Club meeting at noon. Rabbi Emeritus Richard A. Levine will speak about "Thoughts and Reflections on Today's World." Call 866-2580. CONG. BETH TIKVAH Book Club at Barnes & Noble at 7:30 p.m. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 SJ JEWISH SINGLES Movies at the Ritz at 6:45 p.m. $5 for seniors 60+. Coffeeworks or Friendly's afterwards. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. Miniature golf and carousel rides at 1 p.m. More...

Columns

Local rabbis wonder what's ahead for Michael Vick

When Eagles owner Jeff Lurie snapped up the Pro Bowl quarterback and convicted animal cruelty dog fight promoter Michael Vick, he unleashed (pun intended) heated emotions from Delaware Valley football fans as well as people who wouldn't know the me More...

Rosh Hashanah greetings from Federation's president

I assumed the presidency of The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey almost one year ago. It is fair to say that it has been a year of both challenge and opportunity. Our economy is experiencing its worst recession since the Great Depression. More...

Swedish paper published modern-day blood libel

LOS ANGELES (JTA)—With the Palestinian family cited in the Swedish daily Aftonbladet now denying ever claiming that their son's organs were "stolen" by the Israeli military, More...

 

Olmert could be first Israeli PM to land in jail

Indictment:

Not unusually for a head of state, Ehud Olmert hankered for a legacy, and the contours of an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement may yet bear his mark. More...

Mitch Albom's latest book inspired by local roots & Rabbi Lewis

Ah, the memories! Mitch Albom was awash in them as he recalled growing up in Haddon Township before he was catapulted into the international limelight as the author of "Tuesdays With Morrie," and then several more critically acclaimed books. More...

Mideast

MYSTERY

Did Israel hijack a Russian ship?

Israel intercepted a Russian-manned cargo ship allegedly carrying secret weapons that had disappeared, a European Union official said. Adm. More...

'STOP WHINING'…

Soldiers risk lives, says Ehud Barak

Israeli soldiers must be willing to risk their lives for their country, Ehud Barak said. More...

Israelis & Palestinians hold high-level mtg.

Israeli and Palestinian officials held a high-level meeting to discuss economic issues. More...

Agency

Teachers getting ready

Over 100 early childhood teachers recently gathered at Temple Beth Sholom for a workshop on Emerging Literacy with Ingrid Campbell from Rutgers University, Camden. The workshop was sponsored by the Jewish Federation's Dept. of Jewish Education. More...

YAD & JCF Silver Circle root, root, root for the Phillies

Members of Federation's Young Adult Division (YAD) joined members of the Jewish Community Foundation's (JCF) Silver Circle at Jewish Heritage Night at the Phillies. More...

National retreat inspires Coles to 'lead by example'

Jason and Beth Lincow Cole returned from their second United Jewish Communities (UJC) National Young Leadership Cabinet Retreat more energized than ever about the work of the Jewish Federation. More...

Life Cycles

Births

BROWN David Moses Brown, son of Jesse and Ellen Brown of Cherry Hill, was born on Aug. 14 at 12:06 a.m. He weighed 9 lb., 13 oz. His grandparents are Stephen and Debbie Brown of Washington Twp. and Alex and Yelena Kaganovskiy of Cherry Hill. More...

Wedding:

BUDMAN-PELTZMAN Reva and Alan Budman of Cherry Hill, announce the marriage of their daughter, Laurel Brooke, to Jared Shane Peltzman, son of Cheri and Rick Gardner of Cherry Hill and Cubby and Sharon Peltzman of Hockessin, DE. More...

Engagement:

CHERRIN-RUBIN Grace Cherrin of Wilmington, DE announces the engagement of her daughter, Lynn Hannah Cherrin, to Scott Michael Rubin, son of Neil and Faye Rubin of Marlton. More...

Editorial

The new year of 5770 is reason for optimism

There are many jokes about Jews being a people who worry excessively. One old (very old) joke has a Jew sending a telegram to a fellow Jew with the line: "Start worrying now. More...

DRY BONES…

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