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Volunteer has not forgotten lessons of his youth

MEET HILLEL LIEBERMAN…

AGE: 68 FAMILY: Wife Libby; children Laura Yehuda and Jaime Belitsky; grandchildren Nathaniel (6), Jacob (4), and Daniel (2)   SYNAGOGUE: Temple Beth Sholom   ALMA MATER: Temple University   HOBBIES: Tennis, bike riding, walking, More...

Emanuel students helping out

Suzi Greenberg and her 4th grade Hebrew school students at Temple Emanuel recently cooked casseroles for 100 needy people. 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

ROSES TO RECEIVE WOODCREST FEDERATION DAY AWARD

Mindy Goldberg Rose and Charles “Charlie” Rose will be honored with the prestigious Federation Leadership Award at the Woodcrest Country Club’s annual Federation Day, announced David Farber, Jewish Federation president. More...

CAMPAIGN DOLLARS AT WORK

Dov Ben-Shimon, executive director for Strategic Development for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), will be the featured speaker at a community briefing and light supper on Wednesday, May 26. More...

LIONS OF JUDAH

Leslie Dannin Rosenthal, president of Women’s Philanthropy of UJC MetroWest Federation and co-chair of the 2010 International Lion of Judah Conference, discussed her compelling mission experienc More...

Life Cycles

Births:

Meredith (nee Belafsky) and Benjy Swartz announce the arrival of their daughter, Sasha Gayle (Shia Hanelle), born on Dec. 26, 2009, weighing 8lb., 6 oz. and measuring 21 inches. More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL   LAUREL HEIER, daughter of David Heier and Rena Heier, on May 1.   REBECCA DANIELLE COLNES, daughter of Dr. Robert and Laura Colnes, on May 8.   SAMANTHA RAHN, daughter of David and Tara Rahn, on May 15. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, MAY 20   SJ JEWISH SINGLES   Movie Night at the Ritz Theater in Voorhees. Meet at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby. Cost is $5. Dinner to follow at a local diner. Call Ned at 858-2666.   FRIDAY, MAY 21   CONG. More...

Editorial

The case of David Garfield is painful on many levels

When a person who has had a leadership role in the Jewish community is accused of crimes, it is a tragedy on many levels. There is the pain that the family must endure. There are also the lives shattered through the alleged misdeeds. More...

Religion Column

The remarkable heritage of the 10 Commandments

President Obama has proclaimed May to be Jewish Heritage Month: “…by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States…I call upon all Americans to observe this month with appropriate prog More...

Special Sections

Woodcrest CC in bank’s hands; Jewish commitment to remain

End of an era:

Woodcrest Country Club has been a fixture of Southern New Jersey’s Jewish community for the past 75 years. Its leaders and members have been among the pillars of the organized Jewish community. More...

Supreme Court nominee Kagan was a pioneer at the age of 12

NEW YORK (JTA)— Elena Kagan, President Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, wanted a bat mitzvah when she turned 12. More...

Mideast

Palestinian village & Israeli town build partnership

WADI FUKIN, West Bank— Mohammed Mansara, a 70-year-old farmer who goes by the name Abu Mazen, indicates with a sweep of his arm the fruit trees and vegetables he grows on his small plot of land in this Palestinian village in the West Bank, pop More...

Israel deports Spanish clown

TERRORISM

Israel’s security service deported a renowned Spanish clown.   More...

Burger King leaving Israel

WHOPPER…

Burger King will shut down its Israel stores this summer.   The 55 Burger King fast food restaurants will be renovated and reopened as Israeli Burger Ranch restaurants, the Israeli business daily Globes reported.   More...

Agency

Vicki Zell to be installed for 2nd term as JCRC pres.

Vicki Zell will be installed for a second term as the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) president on Tuesday, June 1. More...

Katz JCC seeks musical talent

The Katz JCC is seeking musical talent for their Third Annual Summer Family MusicFest, including vocalists, choirs, a capella groups, teen groups, jazz ensembles and more. More...

World News

Rights advocate David Forman dies

Rabbi David Forman, the founder of Rabbis for Human Rights who fought for religious pluralism in Israel, has died. Forman died in Dallas while awaiting a liver transplant. He was 10 days shy of his 66th birthday.   More...

Obama renews Syria sanctions

President Obama renewed Syria sanctions for a year, noting among other factors its continued backing for terrorist groups.   More...

5,000 sign petition backing Oren speech

A petition supporting Brandeis University’s invitation to Israel’s U.S. ambassador to be the commencement speaker has garnered nearly 5,000 signatures. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

AUDREY M. (nee Ptashkin) BERMAN, of Cherry Hill, died on May 8. Wife of Barry Berman. Mother of Robert (Lisa) Berman, Michael Berman and Jennifer Schmidt. Sister of Terri Rosenberg. Grandmother of three.   More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, MAY 20   ADATH EMANU-EL   Y.E.S. Club invites you aboard the Spirit of Baltimore for a luncheon cruise along the Baltimore Harbor. The bus will pick up at 8:30 a.m. at the synagogue. Call Annette Walsh at 235-1909. More...

Kid Stuff

Events

FRIDAY, MAY 21   CONG. BETH EL   Family Friday night service at 7 p.m. Open to all. Call 675- 1166.   TEMPLE EMANUEL   Tot Shabbat service for children under five years old at 7 p.m. Call 489-0029.   CONG. More...

Columns

Responding to the top 10 lies used against Israel

LOS ANGELES (JTA)—It’s no secret to anyone that relations between the United States and Israel reflect a new reality and are not what they once were. More...

The approach to death shows differences between Israel & America

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

When I came to Israel for the first time in 11th grade, I had the opportunity to form friendships with some of my Israeli peers. At that time, I was already aware of how much more worldly they were than I. More...

Spring and all its flowery glory has arrived to warm our souls

SALLY’S WORLD

I tasted spring today. Not a dainty taste, you can be sure. More a voracious gulp. More...