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Hebrew school turned around Jewish life for local teenager

MEET JULIA SUSUNI…

AGE: 17 FAMILY: Parents Margaret & Mikhail; sister Jacqueline (15) HOBBIES: Hanging out with friends, movies, reading & Taekwondo FAVORITE MOVIE: "Pay It Forward" FAVORITE ACTRESS: Jennifer Aniston FAVORITE FOODS: More...

All smiles at Just 4 Kids at the J

Already fast friends (from left), Abby Gardner, Sophia Sitnick, Allison Rosen, and Abigail Malitsky enjoy the first day of the Katz JCC's after school enrichment program, Just 4 Kids at the J. More...

TALK TO US…

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Agency

JFCS delivers holiday meals

Cherry Hill resident Lily Kleinman receives a fully prepared Rosh Hashanah meal from JFCS Board member and Cherry Hill Councilman David Fleisher. More...

Run or walk with Katz JCC

The Katz JCC in Cherry Hill invites running and walking enthusiasts of all ages and abilities to the 10th annual 5K Run/1- Mile Walk/Fun Run on Sunday, Oct. 25. This event is open to all members of the community and will be held rain or shine. More...

New date for poker event

The Katz JCC in Cherry Hill will present a Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 18 that is open to all members of the community. More...

Life Cycles

Engagements:

ZUCKER-KOLCHINS Suzy and Jeffrey Zucker announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Blair Zucker, to Andrew Evan Kolchins, son of Diane Kolchins and Alvin Kolchins. Lauren is a graduate of Syracuse Univ. More...

Do It!

Do It

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 CONG. BETH EL Sisterhood Supper in the Sukkah featuring "Plating your Platters with Pizzazz" with Chef Louis. Call Renee Kessler at 429- 2258. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM "Meet and Greet" rehearsal from 7:30 -9 p.m. More...

Kid Stuff

Events

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 CONG. BETH EL Pizza in the Hut at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $5. Open to all! Contact Don Melnick at dmelnick3@ comcast.net or Michael Markoff at mmarkoff@igotagreatrate. com. More...

Columns

Sh'mini Atzeret invites us to stay another day

"Sh'mini Atzeret" is usually translated as the "Eighth Day of Assembly." Sh'mini Hag B'Atzmo says the Talmud—the eighth day is a festival unto itself, separate from the seven days of Sukkot. More...

There at the beginning for our family's own little 'Danny Boy'

It was seven years ago. It was yesterday. Danny's seventh birthday was celebrated with all the trimmings, a noisy, happy affair charged with considerable boyenergy. More...

The rebbitzin's recipes: Food for thought with a taste of Torah

COOKING

As The Jewish New Year starts, we begin again reading the Torah. We start with the first book of the Bible, Genesis (Breisheit), which is read in synagogue on Oct. 17. More...

Temple Har Zion to fete Rabbi Simon on 25 years

Some rabbis knew they wanted to serve in the rabbinate from the time they were children or teenagers. Rabbi Richard Simon, who will be honored the weekend of Oct. 16-18 for 25 years as spiritual leader of Temple Har Zion in Mt. More...

Mideast

Kibbutzim find success through change

KIBBUTZ MA'ABAROT, Israel— Shaul Daniel, 66, has spent most of his life on this kibbutz, working the land: fields of avocado, corn, wheat, chickpeas and cotton. More...

Canadian teacher arrested in Israel

A former teacher at Canada's largest Jewish high school has been arrested in Israel on charges of sexual abuse. More...

Video shows captured soldier

A video made on Sept. 14 shows captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit alive and apparently uninjured. Israel freed 20 Palestinian women prisoners in exchange for the video. The Shalit family allowed the video to be shown on Israeli TV. More...

Federation

Be a part of planning Super Sunday 2010

Are you a past volunteer of Super Sunday and/or Super Week? Are you new to the area and seeking networking opportunities? Would you like to hone your leadership skills within the local Jewish community? More...

World News

New monument now at Babi Yar

KIEV, Ukraine—A monument to the victims of Babi Yar based on a book about German-occupied Kiev during World War II was unveiled. More...

German subs delivered to Israel

BERLIN—Two new German submarines were delivered to Israel. The submarines, ordered in 2005, reportedly can launch cruise missiles carrying nuclear warheads, according to the French news agency AFP. More...

William Safire dies at age 79

WASHINGTON—William Safire, the Nixon speechwriter-turned-New York Times political columnist, died at the age of 79. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

ESTHER (nee Lapofsky) HALPERN FREED, died on Sept. 4. Widow of Rabbi Naftali Halpern and Harry Freed. Mother of Phil (Linda) Halpern and Marilyn Halpern. Grandmother of two grandsons and four grandanimals, great-grandmother of two. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. Dinner and planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Tuscany Ristorante in Northeast Phila. RSVP to Jon at 787-0325. SJ JEWISH SINGLES Dinner at Coconut Bay Asian Cuisine at 6:30 p.m. RSVP by Oct. More...

Editorial

Iran continues fiddling as the world risks burning

"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." This expression can be applied to many areas of life, but at the moment it seems to be especially relevant to Iran and its nuclear program. More...

DRY BONES…

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Letters

Readers take exception to Israel-related letter & articles

Israel is not the oppressor

Richard Goodwin's letter that appeared in the Sept. 23 (Pg. 19) issue of the Voice was replete with misinformation. Even if he chose to ignore our 3,700-year biblical tie to our homeland, Israel's modern history does not begin in 1967. More...

Letter filled with misconceptions

Richard Goodwin misinterprets the articles he addressed in his letter of Sept. 23 (Pg. 19) and displays numerous misconceptions about the Arab-Israeli conflict. More...

Israeli gov't. 'overreaction'?

Charlie Kalech likens Israel's measured response to a Swedish newspaper's featured "story" about alleged Israeli kidnapping/ murder of Palestinians for their organs—a classic "blood libel" if ever there was one, complete with graphic photos&# More...

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