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MEET ANNE SIMONOFF…

Environmental activist is helping to ‘repair the world’

In 1981, Anne Simonoff hadn’t even heard of “global warming.” The top environmental issue was the many toxic waste dumps across the country. More...

LOCALITES…

Ruggles headlines Auxiliary event

Television personality Terry Ruggles was featured at the recent JGH Auxiliary at Lions Gate paid-up membership luncheon. Joining Ruggles was Adrienne Seligman, an Auxiliary co-president. More...

Major Gifts Reception kicks off 2010 Federation Annual Campaign

The 2010 Jewish Federation Major Gifts Reception was recently held at the home of Gail and Bill Shane. More...

World News

CHINESE

Kaifeng descendants arrive for conversion

A group of descendants from an ancient Chinese Jewish community moved to Israel. The seven young adults, all descendants of the Jewish community of Kaifeng, arrived in Israel on one-year entry permits.   More...

J Street leader pleas for discourse

WASHINGTON—The leader of J Street said his movement is “fighting for the heart and soul of the American Jewish community,” as the group held its inaugural conference in Washington.   More...

N.Y. politico sorry for Hitler reference

NEW YORK—A possible contender for New York governor apologized for comparing an Orthodox Jewish lawmaker to Adolf Hitler and the Antichrist.   More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

BERNICE (nee Klass) BALLEN, of Phila., died on Oct. 15. Wife of the late Dr. Fredrick Ballen. Mother of Maxine (John A. Jones) Ballen Jones and Marcia (Robert) Fisch. Sister of Eleanor Rudin. Grandmother of two and greatgrandmother of two. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 SJ JEWISH SINGLES   Movies at the Ritz in Voorhees at 6:45 p.m. Meet in the outer lobby. Seniors cost $5. Eat at the Country Club Diner after the movie. Contact Vivian at 609-440-8606. More...

Editorial

Let’s salute the good news: Antisemitism in U.S. is down

When the world economy started its slide nearly two years ago, some observers wondered whether that would translate into a rise in antisemitism. Historically, people have looked for scapegoats in bad economic times. More...

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Religion Column

Torah provides insights into a successful marriage

Vayerah Gen. 18:1-22:24

As a congregational rabbi, I regularly attend all types of gatherings, from synagogue and community meetings, to circumcisions, bar and bat mitzvahs and of course funerals. I find richness and meaning in all Jewish lifecycle events. More...

 

Can Natan Sharansky’s star power rescue the Jewish Agency?

JERUSALEM— Fresh in his post as chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Natan Sharansky stood before the organization’s leaders in the same dimly lit Jerusalem hotel ballroom where they have been gathering for years and offered up the More...

JFCS cheers on Phillies

The staff of Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service caught the Phillies fever. More...

Mideast

Grover helping to bridge Israel-Diaspora gap

HERZLIYA, Israel—Grover has been getting to know Israel.   The furry, blue “Sesame Street” character has visited the Dead Sea, Caesarea, the Western Wall and even Jerusalem’s shouk to sample the produce.   More...

Israel will examine Goldstone report

Israel will establish a task force to respond to the Goldstone report and its repercussions. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed Israeli Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman to form the task force.  More...

Livni: Iran dialogue won’t last forever

Tzipi Livni on a visit to Russia said dialogue with Iran “cannot go on forever.” Livni, Israel’s opposition leader and head of the Kadima party, in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Western countries s More...

Federation

Installations & honors highlight Federation’s 87th Annual Meeting

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey held its 87th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Weinberg Jewish Community Campus in Cherry Hill. Highlights of the event included the installation for a second term of David M. More...

SUPER SUNDAY 2010

Do a world of good by volunteering on Super Sunday/Super Week 2010

A wise man once said, “Many hands make light work.” This truly applies to the Jewish Federation’s Super Sunday/Super Week, a community-wide phone-a-thon that raises funds for the Annual Campaign. More...

YOUNG WOMEN’S DIVISION

The Young Adult Division (YAD) of the Jewish Federation recently gathered together at Scaturro’s Restaurant in Marlton for a “Brews with Jews” Happy Hour. More...

Do It!

Do It

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM   Cantor Jen Cohen will lead “How to Lead and Participate in a Shiva Minyan” from 8-9:30 p.m. This session is called “Language and Liturgy.” Call 751-6663. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6   ADATH EMANU-EL   Tot Shabbat from 5:45-6:30 p.m. designed for children up to second grade and their families. Call 608-1200.   Family Shabbat Service at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Call 608-1200. More...

Columns

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

Leaders need vision to meet the many difficult challenges ahead

There are times at work when I get stuck. I’ve noticed that this happens when I do not have a very clear vision of how to move forward. This happens to my kids as well.   More...

FAMILY TALK

Community rallies to support neighbors with holiday food drive

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are by now well aware of the impact that the downturn in the economy has had on the lives of so many people. More...

MONEY MATTERS

Become a ‘champion’ of the Jewish community

“How about them Phillies!” is a phrase I have often heard at the gym, in the supermarket, or on the radio for the past two years. More...

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