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Local News

Local attorney has led High Holiday services for 40 years

MEET MICHAEL J. KLINE…

AGE: 64 FAMILY: Wife Tamara & daughter Jessica Rubinstein SYNAGOGUE: Cong. More...

Midrashah students experience Sukkot

Students at Midrashah, the Hebrew junior college program of the Jewish Federation's Dept. of Jewish Education & Continuity, spent time in the Katz JCC sukkah. More...

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Federation

New UpSTART program to fund YAD

The Jewish Federation's Young Adult Division is launching a new initiative, UpSTART, aimed at securing increased financial resources for enhanced programming for its members, announced Julia Roberts, 2010 YAD chair. More...

Susie Fishbein helps YWD cook

Young Women's Division of the Jewish Federation offered members a unique cooking demonstration and dinner tasting with best-selling cookbook author Susie Fishbein. 40 women gathered to enjoy the evening in the demo kitchen of ShopRite of Marlton. More...

Life Cycles

B'nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL ERIC FREEMAN, son of Elisa Freeman, on Oct. 3. JAKE SHULMAN, son of Steven and Elynn Shulman, on Oct. 10. JOSHUA VERDEUR, son of Louis and Sharon Verdeur, on Oct. 10. More...

Engagements:

BRENNER-CARACCIOLO Shelly and Allan Brenner of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Beth Brenner, to Thomas James Caracciolo, son of Barbara and Tom Caracciolo of Cherry Hill. More...

Wedding:

SOFFER-ESTEVA Bess and Jim Soffer announce the recent marriage of their son, Geoffrey, to Joaquin Esteva, son of Melissa and Rafael Esteva of Westport, CT, currently residing in Copenhagen, Denmark. The ceremony took place on Aug. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 SJ JEWISH SINGLES Meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Emanuel. AAA Travel Agent Joan Dumoff will talk about singles trips. Cost is $3 for non-members. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. More...

Editorial

Don't let your neighbors choose for you on Nov. 3

When New Jersey's residents go to the polls on Nov. 3, they can be reasonably certain that their votes will count. In many countries in the world, even those that have "elections," that is not the case. More...

DRY BONES…

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Letters

Letter distorts historical facts

Richard Goodwin's September 23 (Pg. 19) letter represents the worst kind of distortion of the facts about Israel and the Palestinians. By using code words and selected history, Mr. Goodwin portrays Israel as the oppressor. For example, Mr. More...

Special Sections

David Farber set for 2nd term as Jewish Federation president

David M. Farber will be installed for a second term as the president of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey at its 87th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 28. More...

Mideast

Gender dilemma at Western Wall

Citizenship ceremonies for new Israeli immigrants will no longer be held at the Western Wall. The ceremonies, which present the immigrants with their identity cards, More...

Discovery under ancient mosaic

Archeologists discovered footprints underneath an ancient mosaic in Israel. The 1,700-year-old foot and sandal prints, including an imprint of a sole that resembles a modern sandal, were uncovered when the Lod Mosaic was removed for conservation. More...

Bibi vows no trials for Israeli leaders

Israeli leaders and soldiers will not be put on trial for war crimes, Benjamin Netanyahu said at the opening of the Knesset's winter session. More...

Agency

Volunteers help those in need

Volunteers from throughout the community helped stock the shelves of the Samost Jewish Family and Children's Service Food Pantry prior to the holidays. More...

Federation collecting donations for Pacific earthquake relief

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey has opened a mailbox to collect funds on a non-sectarian basis for relief efforts following two earthquake-related disasters in the Asia Pacific region—in the tsunami-wracked Samoan islands and on More...

ECE Camps sets Open House

The Early Childhood Camps at the Katz JCC, 1301 Springdale Rd., in Cherry Hill, will host an Open House on Sunday Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

World News

Menem, six others indicted for obstruction

BUENOS AIRES—Former Argentina President Carlos Menem and six others who served under him were indicted for obstructing the investigation of the 1994 bombing of the AMIA center. More...

1 out of 4 people in world are Muslim

JERUSALEM—Nearly one in four people in the world are Muslim, according to a new report. The global Muslim population is 1.57 billion, according to The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life report. More...

Wexler leaving to head foundation

WASHINGTON—Veteran congressman Robert Wexler is leaving Congress to head a nongovernmental organization promoting Middle East peace. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

BERNARD ARONSON, of Cherry Hill, died on Oct. 3. Husband of Estelle (nee Orodenker) Aronson. Father of Robert (Jane Hawdon) Aronson, Joan (Jeffrey) Roberts and Bette Hayman. Brother of Paul (Mimi) Aronson and Earl (Lanie) Aronson. More...

Do It!

Do It

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 THE CHABAD CENTER The Ladies of Chabad present The Drum Café at 7 p.m. A team of world-class drummers will perform. The cost is $18. Call 871-1500. More...

Kid Stuff

Events

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 ADATH EMANU-EL Drive-In movie featuring "Shrek." Cost is $5 per person or $20 per carload. In case of rain, we will move indoors. Call 608-1200. CONG. BETH EL Youth Services from 11 a.m. - noon for ages three to six. More...

Columns

It's time for straight talk about assimilation

NEW YORK (JTA)—From now on, Jewish groups will likely think twice before using any variation on the word "assimilation." That's one lesson learned from the recent brouhaha over a 34-second commercial on Israeli television promoting the Jewish More...

New UJC/Federation head preparing for the future

JERRY SILVERMAN TALKS…

NEW YORK—Jerry Silverman, who took over the helm of the UJC/Jewish Federations of North America about a month ago, sat down with JTA to talk about his task of helping the federation system begin to evolve. More...

PodCamp Philly attendees get course in new media

Earlier this month, some 200 podcasting enthusiasts converged once again on Temple University's Tuttleman Learning Center for PodCamp Philly, the third iteration of the popular "unconference" about how to produce what are in effect radio and TV pr More...