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South Jersey Federation announces 2010 allocations

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey’s Board of Directors approved its 2010 allocations, totaling $3,901,753, announced David Farber, Federation president. More...

Local News

Mt. Laurel teen making a difference around the world

MEET SAMANTHA FREEDMAN…

AGE: 16 FAMILY: Parents Sandy and Brett Freedman PETS: “Kismet,” a Havanese puppy; three rabbits INTERESTS: Dancing, reading, writing poetry FAVORITE BANDS: Eve 6 and Goo Goo Dolls FAVORITE FOODS: Brownie sundaes, milkshakes and chocolate More...

Emanuel captures tennis tourney

Temple Emanuel captured the recent Jewish Athletic Group (JAG) Tennis Tournament. Barry Tannen (left) and Mike Spivak hoisted their trophy. More...

TALK TO US…

‘Who’s news?’ will appear on this page of every issue of the Voice. Does anyone you know belong here? More...

Federation

Midrashah alum empowered to educate through music

They say that music is the universal language of the soul. For musician, composer, educator and curriculum writer Ami Yares, music’s role in Jewish life strengthens spirituality, growth and connection for Jews worldwide.   More...

Give the gift of tzedakah this holiday

This holiday season, the Jewish Federation invites you to give the gift of tzedakah by purchasing a Super Sunday phone in honor of someone special. More...

Life Cycles

Births:

SONSTEIN   Carolyn Sonstein of Cherry Hill announces the birth of her fifth grandchild, Jack Adin (Jacov Adin) on Wednesday, June 3, 2009. The proud parents are Amy and Jason Sonstein of Voorhees and the big sister is Sydney Alex.   More...

Engagements:

MARTIN-TRASTER   More...

Do It!

Do It

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2 CONG. BETH EL   Women’s special weekday Minyan every week at 7:30 a.m. Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro will lead a discussion afterwards. Call 675-1166.   Beth El Book Night at 7:30 p.m. More...

Kid Stuff

Events

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4 ADATH EMANU-EL   Family Service and free Klezmer Evening concert at 7 p.m. Bring your children at 6:55 p.m. for a parade into the sanctuary. Call 608-1200.   TEMPLE EMANUEL   Tot Shabbat at 7 p.m. More...

Columns

Effort needed to meet demand for educators

WALTHAM, Mass. (JTA)—The Talmud teaches that if a king of Israel dies, all Jews are eligible to succeed him. But if a scholar dies, we are told, he cannot be replaced.   I hope this is not so.   More...

American policy still indulging Palestinian fantasies

LIVINGSTON, NJ (JTA)— Recent Palestinian riots in Jerusalem’s Old City, combined with Palestinian claims that Israel is trying to “Judaize” Jerusalem, are part of a coordinated effort to deny Israel its long-held claim to the More...

Turning a love for Israel into advocacy and action

FIRST PERSON…

I was recently given the opportunity to participate in Jewish National Fund’s (JNF) first Teen Leadership Seminar. It was held at JNF’s national conference in Philadelphia, and was the first such seminar ever convened by them.   More...

Web Exclusives

Baseball fans asked to pick Major Leaguer of decade

Jewish Major Leaguers urges fans to vote online for their favorite Jewish player of the decade. More...

 

Attitudes in mail

Watch for the Fall/Winter 2009 Attitudes in your mailbox, or read it now online. More...

Battle over Jerusalem heats up

Masked Palestinians throw stones at Israeli policemen in Jerusalem’s Old City, near the Lion Gate, as part of ongoing violent clashes. More...

Mideast

Will Israel’s soldiers carry out their orders?

JERUSALEM—Top Israeli political and military leaders are increasingly worried about several recent incidents involving soldiers publicly declaring their refusal to evacuate Jewish settlers from the West Bank.   More...

SHALIT

Reports of deal are ‘misleading’

Reports about a deal to secure the release of a captured Israeli soldier are misleading, the Prime Minister’s Office said.   Reports circulated that a deal to release Gilad Shalit was imminent.   More...

WINNER IS…

Noam tops list of Israeli babies

Noam was the most popular name for Israeli babies born in 2008. The name was given to 1,970 boys and 515 girls, according to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, which released the data in advance of Universal Children’s Day. More...

Agency

JFCS pays tribute at annual Vocational event

Over 175 guests recently attended the Fourth Annual Celebration Breakfast, sponsored by the Special Needs Vocational Program of Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Service at the Doubletree Hotel in Mt. Laurel. More...

World News

Costco selling ‘Illustrated Torah’

The retail giant Costco is selling a special edition of the Torah. More...

Charity funding anti-Israel profs

A Manhattan-based Islamic charity is funding anti-Israel, pro-Iran professors at Columbia and Rutgers universities, the New York Post reported.   More...

Abe Pollin dies; owned Wizards

Abe Pollin, a longtime supporter of Israel and Jewish causes, has died. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

DOROTHY (nee Wiseman) BISNOW, 87, of Cherry Hill, died on Nov. 10. Wife of the late Julius Bisnow. Mother of Rochelle and Nelson Tobolsky, Arlene and Joe Orman and Iris and Dr. Harvey Benn. Sister of Ethel Shapiro and Sidney Wiseman. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3 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 Jay at 609-330-9565. More...

Editorial

Israel faces excruciating decisions in freeing Shalit

As the Voice went to press, news reports indicated that a deal to free Gilad Shalit was imminent. These reports have circulated in the past. More...

DRY BONES…

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Letters

Contrasting JNF & J Street

I have just come from Jewish National Fund’s annual two-day conference held in Philadelphia this year and don’t know where to begin enumerating all JNF has done and continues to do for Israel and her people.  More...

Antidote to hateful rhetoric

To whom it may concern,   More...

No alternative to peace

Let me introduce myself by inviting all to my public charity, The Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. (MEPDN)—Web: www.mpdn.org. More...

Religion Column

Counting on a miracle in today’s world?

O Chanukah, O Chanukah, the Festival of Lights; Instead of just lasting one, it lasts for eight crazy nights. More...

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