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Local News

Martial artist bringing Israeli combat system to South Jersey

MEET DON MELNICK…

AGE: 38 FAMILY: Wife Debbie; daughters Bryce (7) & Ryan (4) HOBBIES: Golf, skiing & bike riding FAVORITE FOODS: Sushi, Chinese & Middle Eastern FAVORITE AUTHORS: Stephen King, John Grisham & Robert Ludlum FAVORITE MOVIE: “The Godfather” More...

Families enjoy togetherness at JCC

Charli Aumiller’s family joined her as the little girl celebrated at the Katz JCC’s Early Childhood end-of-camp party. 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

Dr. Rick Hodes to Keynote Major Gifts Dinner Oct.

Dr. Rick Hodes, director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s (JDC) Medical Programs in Ethiopia, will be the keynote speaker for the Jewish Federation Major Gifts Dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 5. More...

World News

Jews like Obama, but approval dips

Nearly two-thirds of Jews still approve of President Obama’s performance, but his approval numbers have dipped.   More...

Technology disconnect urged on Yom Kippur

A new campaign is promoting Yom Kippur as a day to disconnect from technology.   More...

New Jersey woman dies in Nepal crash

A Jewish woman from New Jersey died in a plane crash in Nepal on her 30th birthday. More...

Editorial

Rosh Hashanah offers us a chance for a fresh start

Each year, in their Rosh Hashanah editions, some Jewish publications are in the habit of making predictions about what will happen in the coming year. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

‘Who by Fire…’: Is our fate determined on Yom Kippur?

NEW YORK (JTA)—High on the list of Jewish martyr stories still retold, or at least alluded to, every Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is the terrible medieval tale of Rabbi Amnon of Mainz. More...

Religion Column

Prayer challenges us as individuals and binds our community

As I prepared for the Yamim Noraim, the High Holidays, this year, I found myself particularly concerned with prayer as an individual and communal experience. More...

Special Sections

 

TBS teachers’ trip to Poland & Israel focus of documentary

Ajourney to Poland and Israel undertaken by a group of Southern New Jersey educators earlier this summer is being chronicled in a documentary film currently in production. More...

New round of peace talks begins

WASHINGTON— Tell us what you want. Now listen to what your partner wants. Now tell us what your partner wants. More...

Mideast

Extreme heat damages apples

Israel’s apple harvest has been severely damaged by extreme heat. Nearly 2,500 acres of orchards were damaged in Israel’s Galilee and Golan during an intense heat wave, apple growers reported. More...

Iraq gov’t. wants ancient scroll back

TORAH…

Iraq’s Tourism Ministry is calling on Israel to return an ancient Torah scroll that it says was illegally smuggled out of the country. More...

Settlers respond to Hebron terror

A settlers’ umbrella group unilaterally ended the West Bank construction moratorium in response to the terrorist attack near Hebron. More...

Agency

JCC Director Les Cohen takes leadership role at United Way

Katz JCC Executive Director Les Cohen, a longtime volunteer with the United Way of Camden County, has been appointed chair for the Non-profit and Hospitals division. More...

New addiction support group to start in Oct. at Samost JFCS

Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) will offer a joint weekly peer support group for Jews in recovery, as well as their family and friends who care for them.  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

DR. SEAMON BILLIG, of Monroe Twp., died on Aug. 19. Husband of Florence (nee Kravitz) Billig. Father of Richard (Michelle) Billig, Lori (Marc) Oliff and Steven (Wendy) Billig. Grandfather of eight.   More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 TEMPLE SINAI OF CINNAMINSON   Tashlich Services at Strawbridge Lake at 5:30 p.m. Call 829-0658. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11   CONG. M’KOR SHALOM   Spiritual workshop at 10 a.m. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA.   Annual Scottish-Irish music festival at Green Lane Park. The group will carpool at 9:30 a.m. from Target on Bustleton Ave. Call Janet at 215-673-9605. More...

Columns

American Jews who live an observant lifestyle struggle with the cost

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

It’s amazing the changes we go through between the ages of 14 and 18. In those four years, our high school years, our bodies, minds and spirit transform us from children to young adults. More...

JCF endowment funds link one generation to the next

MATTERS

Recently I had the opportunity to meet with a young man who wanted to learn how he could become a Foundation corporate sponsor. He was More...

Technology advances at JFCS will aid us in helping our clients

FAMILY TALK

The High Holidays are a time for introspection—to look back at ways we can improve on the past year and to plan the changes we want to make in the coming year. More...