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MEET ALYSSA FOX & ELIANA ROTH…

Two young Jewish skaters are set to take on the world

Alyssa Fox and Eliana Roth have known each other pretty much their whole lives. Their parents became friends when their older siblings attended the pre-school at the Jewish Community Center. The two girls are good friends. More...

Kellman stages ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Students at Kellman Brown Academy put on a production of “The Wizard of Oz.” Helping to transport the audience to the Emerald City were Avi Natan, Elisabeth Siegel, Yoav Varadi and Marissa 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

Federation is there when hardship strikes

One moment you may be on top of the world and the next have nothing. No matter what the circumstance, the Jewish Federation is here to help you along the way. For 55-year-old Sanford*, that moment occurred when he least expected.   More...

Exciting new program on Super Sunday

The Jewish Federation has announced that Sahara Sam’s Oasis is offering an exciting new program as part of this year’s 30th annual Super Sunday communitywide phone-a-thon, scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 31.   More...

World News

Letter asks for Lieberman ‘teshuvah’

WASHINGTON—An open letter to Joseph Lieberman asked the Connecticut senator to “repent” and support a health care bill with a public option.   More...

Auschwitz sign found in pieces

The “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign stolen from the memorial at the Auschwitz death camp was recovered. More...

Moroccan king donates fountain

NEW YORK—A Sephardic Jewish center in Toronto unveiled a water fountain donated by the King of Morocco. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

ADOLPH DRESSLER, of Voorhees and formerly of Cherry Hill, died on Dec. 13. Husband of the late Blanka (nee Wolf) Dressler. Father of Ralph (Diane) Dressler, Mark Dressler and Linda (Jeffrey) Miller. Grandfather of six.   More...

Do It!

Do It

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31 CONG. M’KOR SHALOM   The Boomers Group is sponsoring a New Year’s Eve party at 9 p.m. The cost is $60. Call 424- 4220. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA.   New Year’s Eve dinner and dancing at 8:30 p.m. at Benny the Bum’s Restaurant. RSVP to Jay at 215-887-9530. More...

Editorial

Group crossed the line in criticizing Lieberman

In this great democracy, every citizen has a right to agree or disagree with the stances of elected officials. We are free to express our opinions and urge public officials to act as we would like.   More...

DRY BONES…

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Letters

Overwhelmed by Thanksgiving tribute to soldiers

I am a soldier stationed at Fort Dix as my Army Reserve unit trains in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan. I would like to personally thank the people of Cherry Hill for the kindness shown to me and my unit on Thanksgiving Day.   More...

Special Sections

Sneak Preview…National Museum Of American Jewish History

Reprinted from Fall/Winter 2009 Attitudes

The National Museum of American Jewish History is building a lavish six-story complex More...

IDF singers light up Chanukah

A musical ensemble of Israeli soldiers sang, danced, and helped usher in the sixth night of Chanukah at a rousing celebration at the Weinberg Jewish Community Campus. More...

Mideast

U.S.-Israeli arms cooperation is quietly growing

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Leaders in Washington and Jerusalem have publicly locked horns over the issue of West Bank settlements. And Israeli public opinion has largely viewed America’s new administration as unfriendly. More...

Israeli is king of chess world

Israel’s top-ranked player won the 2009 Chess World Cup. More...

Israel fighting alcohol problem

Israel’s Cabinet approved a bill banning the sale of alcohol to people under age 21. The bill also bans the sale of alcohol in public places and would impose large fines on those who sell alcohol to minors.   More...

Agency

JFCS offers program for seniors applying for energy assistance

The Senior Services Dept. of Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Service will host a community outreach program on Wednesday, Jan. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Explore opera with the JCC

The Katz JCC Adult Department will host a trip to “Golden Age” at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre in Philadelphia on Sunday, Jan. 24 from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. This event is open to all members of the community.   More...

Networking & mitzvah at JCF

For the second year in a row, the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) united local businesspeople at Flying Fish Brewing Co. More...

Life Cycles

Engagement:

KAPLAN-PACEWIC

Susan and Robert Kaplan of Voorhees announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexis Jeanne, to Ryan Michael Pacewic, son of Anne and Michael Pacewic. More...

Birth:

HITCHINS

Kenneth and Sharon Roth of Medford announce the birth of their first grandchild, Sydney Alexis (Irit Gila), on Nov. 13. The proud parents are Sari and Charlie Hitchins of East Brunswick.   More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

CONG. BETH EL   ERICA LANDAU, daughter of Danielle and Steven Landau, on Dec. 5.   MELISSA LUBARS, daughter of Nancy Lubars, on Dec. 12.   LIA RUTBERG, daughter of Robin and Jeffrey Rutberg, on Dec. 13. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, JANUARY 1   ADATH EMANU-EL   Tot Shabbat at 5:45 p.m. for pre-schoolers and their parents. Call 608-1200.   Family Service at 7 p.m. for families with young children. Call 608-1200.   CONG. BETH EL   More...

Camp Guide

MOORESTOWN FRIENDS SCHOOL 18TH ANNUAL CAMP FAIR 856-914-4416 www.mfriends.org mfscampfair.org Moorestown Friends School will host its 18th annual Camp Fair on Saturday, February 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Columns

You can go home again—it’s just a different place every time

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

When native-born Israelis ask us about life in America, my wife is fond of saying, “I can’t tell you about America, I only know about the northeast.” She explains that life in Iowa is different than life in Los Angeles, and that li More...

It’s not only the weather outside that’s frightful

SALLY’S WORLD

Let me set the scene:   I’m wearing long-johns, a plaid flannel shirt from 1983 and sweat pants with the elastic missing in one ankle. My husband is stuffed into two sweaters, his long johns and a watchman’s cap. More...

The rebbitzin’s recipes: Create childhood memories in the kitchen

COOKING

Children! Is there any better topic of choice than our very own kiddies? More...