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Busy man finds the time to give back to the community

MEET RON SAFIER…

AGE: 44 FAMILY: Wife Jennifer & sons Jacob (8), Adam (7), Matthew (5) & Sam (3) HOBBIES: Baseball, travelling, scuba diving & skiing FAVORITE BOOKS: “Have a Little Faith,” “Exodus” & “The Stand” FAVORITE MOVIES: &l More...

TBS children send pictures to Israel

Children in Temple Beth Sholom’s Mechinah Aleph class made 3- D pictures of trees that grow in Israel as part of their celebration of Tu B’Shevat. 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

The best place for a Jew is your home in Israel

STORY FROM THE HEART

Over 200 new immigrants from South Africa, the United Kingdom, and France were recently welcomed with music and fanfare at a ceremony sponsored by the Jewish Agency. It was held at the Ramada Renaissance in Jerusalem.   More...

World News

British newspaper: Netanyahu approved hit on al-Mabhouh

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with members of a Mossad hit squad and approved their mission to kill a top Hamas official, a British newspaper reported.   More...

JTS to reorganize its cantorial training

Faced with a continuing financial crisis, the Jewish Theological Seminary has eliminated the position of dean of its cantorial school. More...

ZOA wants students to avoid UC Irvine

The Zionist Organization of America is calling on Jewish students not to apply to the University of California, Irvine because it does not condemn campus antisemitism.   More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

EMANUEL “MANNY” ABRAMS, 85, of Deerfield Beach, FL, died on Jan. 17. Husband of Marion (nee Wilson). Father of Lawrence and Betty Abrams and Carolyn Sonstein. Grandfather of five and great-grandfather of 10. Mr. More...

Do It!

Do It

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM   Interactive Parenting session with Rabbi Peltz at 9:15 a.m. Open to all and babysitting is available for children over age two. Contact Tammy Raden at gold_raden@yahoo.com to register. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25 SJ JEWISH SINGLES   Meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Emanuel. Dr. Stephen E. Waters will speak about “What Does it Mean to be Healthy?” All are welcome. Cost is $3 for non-members. Call Judy at 609- 953-8649. More...

Kid Stuff

Events

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27 CONG. BETH EL   Family Purim Party and dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by the party at 6:30 p.m. Need a reservation for dinner. Call 675- 1166.   CONG. B’NAI TIKVAH   More...

Camp Guide

CAMP AND TOUR CONSULTANTS Judy Macnow 610-446-2267 or 800-609-2267 judy@campandtour.com www.campandtour.com FREE camp referral service. Selecting a camp is an important decision. More...

Options aplenty for summer fun at JCC camps

Summer is just around the corner and the Katz JCC offers children countless options for summer fun. More...

Columns

Modern Orthodoxy’s vital center must hold

NEW YORK (JTA)—Another month, another round of recriminations in the Modern Orthodox community.   Two months ago it was a breakaway rabbinic organization established, in part, to promote decentralized conversion standards. More...

Israel is in danger of losing its character as a civil society

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

Studying political science at Columbia University in New York, I learned that a democracy is a system of government by which the majority rules, that being fifty-percent plus one. More...

Try BeMyNudge.com for a push in the right direction

COMPUSCHMOOZE

Coaches and trainers often help busy professionals keep their personal and professional goals on track. More...

Supreme Court case could impact Hillel & other groups

WASHINGTON— Is it discriminatory for government to fund some forms of discrimination and not others? And what does “ funding” mean? More...

Mideast

Israel debates giving expats the vote overseas

JERUSALEM—Hilary Levenson holds three passports: from her native Britain; Israel, to where she immigrated in 1974; and the United States, where she has lived since 1990. More...

Conservative shul damaged by fire

ARSON

A Conservative synagogue in southern Israel was burned. The fire set to the Shira Hadasha synagogue in Arad in the Negev scorched the outside of the building, but was extinguished before it damaged the inside, the Jerusalem Post reported. More...

Jerusalem reporter’s objectivity questioned

TROUBLE AT TIMES…

The New York Times’ public editor recommended that the newspaper’s Jerusalem bureau chief be reassigned because his son joined the Israeli army.   More...

Agency

Addiction recovery & wellness focus of Mar. 7 JFCS program

AGENCIES IN ACTION

Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) will present a Jewish Recovery and Wellness Day on Sunday, Mar. 7 from 12:45 to 4 p.m. at the Family Activity Center of the Weinberg Jewish Community Campus. The keynote speaker will be Dr. More...

Hearts get healthy at JCC

Katz JCC member Jamie Levy got heart healthy at the JCC’s 6th Annual Spin-a-Thon, one of many programs the JCC hosted during Healthy Heart Month. More...

Jewish Film Festival bringing unique pictures to Southern NJ

The Cherry Hill Volvo Jewish Film Festival of the Katz JCC celebrates its fifth year with 16 films from Sunday, Apr. 18 through Sunday, Apr. 25. The event will showcase the best in Jewish cinema from around the world.  More...

Life Cycles

GELLER-GUILLAMA

Jeff and Carol Geller of Norton, MA, formerly of Cherry Hill, and Juan and Linda Guillama of Douglassville, PA announce the engagement of their children, Erica Lauren Geller and John Gabriel Guillama. More...

HYMES-SCHATZ

Alan and Marilyn Schatz of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their son Matt to Jenna Hymes, daughter of Judge Allan D. Hymes and Marilyn Rosen of Rochester, NY. More...

WIRSHUP-BANNETT

Gregg and Julie Bannett of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their son, Jeremy Adam, to Shoshana Sarah Wirshup, daughter of Rochelle Shapell and Lorne Buchman of Piedmont, CA.   Shoshana and Jeremy graduated from Brandeis Univ. in May. More...

Editorial

Israel needs to take risks to survive in the Middle East

There is a news story that has been dominating Israel’s headlines, but is just percolating to the surface of the American media. The story is Israel’s alleged involvement in the recent assassination of Mahmoud Mabhouh.   More...

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Religion Column

Don’t leave the message of Purim to chance

Its name may indicate that there was an element of chance as to when the bad guy’s plot was to be executed, but Purim actually teaches that in order to survive as a people we need to take matters into our own hands.  More...

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