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Voorhees 11-year-old connects with girls the world over

MEET JENNIFER GLASS…

AGE: 11 FAMILY: Parents Judy and Rich; brother Andy (16) PETS: A cat Roxy HOBBIES: Sports, writing, acting & singing FAVORITE SINGERS: Taylor Swift & Adam Lambert FAVORITE FOODS: Chocolate, Mac and cheese, steak More...

Campers bid farewell to summer

Campers in the Firefly bunk at Adath Emanu-El’s Early Childhood Center said goodbye to summer on the last day of camp. 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

ElGrissy and Meller to chair community fundraiser

As the Jewish Federation gears up for Super Sunday/Super Week 2011, new co-chairs Albert ElGrissy and Eric Meller want to share their passion for being Jewish and for building a strong, unified Jewish community with every participant in this year&rs More...

YOUNG ADULT DIVISION

Earlier this month, 22 members of Jewish Federation leadership and Federation’s Young Adult Division (YAD) traveled to the New York City offices of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committ More...

World News

Conservative movement unveils new High Holiday prayer book

Rosh Hashanah:

SAN FRANCISCO—This Rosh Hashanah, worshipers in Conservative congregations across North America will find themselves using a new machzor. More...

Conservative Israeli siddur reaches for wide audience

SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)— When Israel’s new Masorti prayer book hit No. 4 on the country’s best-seller list for non-fiction last January, no one was more surprised than members of the country’s still-tiny Conservative movement. More...

‘Giving Pledge’ could impact Jewish philanthropic world

NEW YORK—The philanthropic world got a happy jolt when 40 members of the world’s wealthy elite—including 13 Jews— announced that they would give away more than half their money before they died.   More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

ALLAN S. BERNSTEIN, of Cherry Hill, died on Aug. 11. Husband of the late Elaine (nee Napolitano) Bernstein. Father of Sherri Ann (Craig) Babroff and Leslie Mara (Justin Spencer) Hatton. Grandfather of five. Companion of Vivian Pearl. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26 SJ JEWISH SINGLES   Meeting at Temple Emanuel at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room. We will be having a scavenger hunt. Cost is $3 for guests. Call Judy at 609-953-8649. More...

Columns

WordPress is a great way to build a more attractive website

COMPUSCHMOOZE

For as long as a decade, website and blog visitors have been expecting those sites to be repositories of larger documents and more sophisticated content like audio and video. More...

Time and distance disappear when old friends gather once more

SALLY’S WORLD

They got to the restaurant first. So they were waiting at a table when we arrived. More...

Books aplenty to help children get into the holiday spirit

LIBRARIANS’ ROUNDTABLE

It’s happening—flip the calendar to September and the High Holidays are here. There’s still time get ready, though, and we hope your preparation will include reading about the upcoming holidays. More...

Special Sections

Jewish spirit helps Phils win

Jews from throughout the tri-county area cheered the Phillies on to an exciting come-from-behind victory over the LA Dodgers at Jewish Heritage Night at the Phillies. More...

Dr. Harold Shpeen dies at 87; Federation and JCC president

Dr. Harold Shpeen, a leader in the Southern New Jersey Jewish community for several decades, died on Aug. 17 at the age of 87. A dentist in Westmont and later in Cherry Hill, he   More...

Mideast

Article fuels speculation over possible Iran strike

JERUSALEM—If the United States doesn’t attack Iran’s nuclear facilities within the next eight months or so, Israel probably will. More...

Rare gold coin found in Israel

ARCHEOLOGY

A 2,200-year-old coin discovered near Israel’s border with Lebanon is the heaviest gold coin ever found in Israel.   More...

El Al & JetBlue ink deal for flights

FRIENDLY SKIES…

El Al and JetBlue will now offer connecting options for customers traveling between the United States and Israel.   More...

Agency

JCC kids help fight cancer

Children in the Camel Class at the Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center of the Katz JCC concluded a yearlong tzedakah project by presenting a check of $640 to the Salt Shaker Foundation, a non-profit o More...

Festival excitement building

Bank of America Festival of Arts Books and Culture executive committee members (from left), Gloria Fischel-Gilbert; Joshua Reisman, Festival chair; David Wynne and Roz Wynne show off some of the books More...

Free seminar for financial planners

The Professional Advisory Committee of the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) and Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) invite accountants, attorneys, and financial/insurance advisors to attend a free seminar and networking event on More...

Life Cycles

Wedding:

KOLTUN-YAFFA

Bernie and Eileen Yaffa of Cherry Hill, announce the marriage of their son, Aaron Ross Yaffa, to Lindsay Dana Koltun, daughter of Caron and Barry Comin and the late Arthur Koltun of Chicago. More...

Births:

ROTHKOFF   Erica, Jerry, Liza, Julia, Evan and Gregory Rothkoff announce the birth of their son and baby brother, Aitan Eli (Asher Chaim Aryeh) on June 28, 2010. More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL   MAXWELL ARONOW, son of Kiersten and Philip Aronow, on July 3.   MARISSA SCHWARTZ, daughter of Shari Simon and Alex Schwartz, on July 10.   EMILY GOLD, daughter of Lori and David Gold, on July 17. More...

Do It!

Calendar

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27   TEMPLE SINAI OF CINNAMINSON   The Choir will be featured at the 8 p.m. Shir HaShabbat, lead by Michael Silver. Call 829- 0658.   SUNDAY, AUGUST 29   BETH ISRAEL CONG. More...

Editorial

Both sides have a point on Ground Zero mosque

President Obama was correct when he said that Muslims have a right to build an Islamic community center and mosque in the shadow of Ground Zero. The religious freedom enshrined in the U.S. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Is it hypocritical to keep kosher only on holidays?

SAN FRANCISCO—When I’m invited to a Shabbat or holiday meal in a Jewish home, I always bring kosher wine. Not just that, I try to make it Israeli.   It’s not because I keep kosher. More...

Religion Column

Let every little bit of growth enrich our lives

Ki Tavo/Nitzavim-Vayelekh Deut. 26:1-31:30 Currently we are in the Hebrew month of Elul—which is a time to spiritually prepare ourselves for the upcoming High Holy Days. More...