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Jewish sparklers will light up Fourth of July celebrations

LOS ANGELES— Millions of Fourth of July fuses waiting to be lit are a good sign for Bruce Zoldan and his family business, the B.J. Alan Company, the second largest importer and wholesaler of consumer fireworks in the United States. More...

Local News

Chef helping First Lady Michelle Obama fight childhood obesity

MEET KATHY GOLD…

FAMILY: Daughter Chloe PETS: Tallulah, an English springer spaniel SYNAGOGUE: Cong. More...

Bat mitzvah honors Holocaust victim

Emma Green (right), a member of Temple Har Zion in Mount Holly, was so moved by her meeting with Ryfka Finkelstein (left), a Holocaust survivor who speaks for the JCRC’s Goodwin Holocaust Museum 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

YAD/JBN to hold networking event July 28

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey’s Young Adult Division (YAD) is joining with the Jewish Business Network of Southern New Jersey to sponsor a special networking and business development event on Thursday, July 28 at the Katz JCC in More...

JEWISH FEDERATION REAL ESTATE PROGRAM

A delegation of 30 professionals from Southern New Jersey, working in real estate or real estate related industries, joined colleagues from Philadelphia for the inaugural event of the Jewish Federatio More...

YOUNG ADULT DIVISION HAPPY HOUR

The Jewish Federation’s Young Adult Division (YAD) gathered at PJ Whelihan’s on June 17 for several hours of friendship and laughter. The monthly Happy Hour event attracted 25 people. More...

Life Cycles

STERN-PODRAT

Bruce and Lynne Podrat of Voorhees announce the engagement of their son, Randy Torban, to Laurie Stern, daughter of Bob and Connie Stern of Gainesville, FL. More...

SOBEL-LEVINSON

Drs. Janine and Mark Sobel of Voorhees and Dr. Roy and Eileen Levinson of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their children, Rebecca Ellen Sobel and Joshua Aaron Levinson.   More...

SCHWARTZ-OSTER

Leonard Schwartz and Shelley Schwartz, both of Voorhees, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Nicole Schwartz, to Aaron Jeffrey Oster, son of Caroline Oster and the late Harry Oster of Iowa City, IA.   More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, JULY 11   MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA.   Trip to Island Beach State Park. The group will carpool at noon from ShopRite in the Kohl’s Shopping Center in Marlton. Call Jon at 787-0325. More...

Columns

Oy, Oil! Lessons to learn from the BP disaster

On a day not long ago, in the Gulf of Mexico, there was a pipe. He, along with many other pipes, was a slave to the company British Petroleum. The pipes were being used to harness oil for the company.   More...

Moving toward a broader Israel-Diaspora relationship

JERUSALEM—“Every Jew, no matter how insignificant, is engaged in some decisive and immediate pursuit of a goal,” the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote nearly 200 years ago.   More...

Tungle can help when scheduling meetings

COMPUSCHMOOZE

One of the most frustrating things that most people have to do is schedule meetings with teams or committees of other people. More...

Religion Column

Why have Jews and America fit so well together?

Parshat Matot-Masei Num. 30:2-36:13 More...

Special Sections

Shabbat BBQ Cookoff

Temple B'nai Israel

Rabbi Domosh, a professional chef, and a congregant will compete on the grill. More...

BREAKING NEWS:

Rabbi Barry Schwartz to head The Jewish Publication Society

Rabbi Barry Schwartz has taken over as CEO of The Jewish Publication Society (JPS), the nation’s oldest publisher of biblical, scholarly and popular Jewish works in English. JPS, headquartered in Philadelphia, was established over 122 years ago. More...

Gloucester County synagogues set for historic merger & move

The two Jewish synagogues in Gloucester County are about to join forces to become a single entity. On July 1, Cong. B’nai Tikvah of Turnersville and Beth Israel Congregation of Woodbury will formally merge to become Cong. More...

Mideast

Israeli wealthy class grows, transforming the country

HERZLIYA PITUACH, Israel—Some of the wealthiest Israelis live on Galei Tchelet Street in this coastal town on a narrow road that seems to groan under the weight of its many mansions.   More...

Chief rabbi bans ‘cruel’ slaughter

KASHRUT

Israel’s chief rabbi said he would not certify beef as kosher if the animal was ritually slaughtered using cruel methods.   More...

Komen Race set for run in Israel

CANCER…

The world’s largest breast cancer organization, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is partnering with Jerusalem, Hadassah: The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, health advocates and scientists for a week of breast cancerrelated events. More...

Agency

Children enjoy Blumenfeld Day

Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) donor Ethyl Blumenfeld (seated) pauses as she hands out bags to Kellman Brown Academy and Politz Day School students at the end of the Charles A. More...

Canine visitor boosts residents

Olga Beale enjoys a visit by Mia, a therapy dog who comes to the Saltzman House monthly with owner/trainer Barrie Solomon. More...

JCC slates Israel trip for seniors

The Katz JCC invites all active seniors to embark on a journey of a lifetime. The Israel Mitzvah Experience Trip, being held Feb. 13-17, 2011 is a specially designed trip to Israel that will satisfy the needs and interests of older adults.   More...

World News

Sholom Rubashkin sentenced to 27 yrs.

Kosher meatpacking executive Sholom Rubashkin was sentenced to 27 years in a federal prison for his conviction on federal financial fraud charges. More...

Ban upheld on ‘peaceful’ aid

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal law forbidding support for peaceful activities to organizations considered terrorist. In the case of Holder v.  More...

Couple to give billions to charity

TZEDAKAH…

Los Angeles philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad have pledged to distribute 75 percent of their total wealth, currently standing at $5.7- billion, “during and/or after our lifetimes.”   More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

RUBEN BALIN, of Cherry Hill, died on June 9. Husband for 68 years of the late Lena (nee Gardner) Balin. Father of Cynthia (Al) Rubin and Stanford (Cyndi) Balin. Grandfather of six and great-grandfather of 11. More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, JULY 1   TEMPLE SINAI OF CINNAMINSON   New backpacks and school supplies are being collected throughout the summer for Operation Backpack to benefit local children in need. Call 829-0658. More...

Editorial

Join the campaign to end Gilad Shalit’s unjust captivity

The passage of time sometimes brings with it a fading of memory. People and stories that are in the news one day are pushed out in the next news cycle. June 25th marked the fourth anniversary of a day that must not recede in our memory. More...

DRY BONES…

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Letters

Arizona immigration law should not be demagogued

I’ve read the piece by Gideon Aronoff on page 6 of the June 2 Voice (“Immigration overhaul is a job for the U.S. Congress”) and I must say that Mr. More...

Gaza flotilla reaction shows hypocrisy

The unanimous outrage expressed by Muslim governments to the Gaza flotilla incident is interesting; to a degree hypocritical. Are they really protesting the deaths of nine Muslims or politicizing the event because of Israel? More...

Peace will bring security to Israel

You printed an opinion piece from Mr. Zachary Grayson, now an Israeli, and former Cherry Hill resident, about Israel’s commitment to peace (“Israel’s government is committed to peace,” Apr. 7 Voice, page 6).   More...