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Son’s diagnosis led local attorney to create gluten-free website

MEET MICHAEL SAVETT…

AGE: 39 HOMETOWN: Cherry Hill FAMILY: Wife Rae; sons Aden and Andrew FAVORITE READING: Wall Street Journal FAVORITE FOOD: Gluten-free pizza at Seasons Restaurant FAVORITE FILM: “Spinal Tap” After his wife Rae’s perfectly normal pre More...

Shofar workshop a blast for students

Students at the Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center at the Katz JCC learned about the Jewish holidays in an array of ways that were both fun and educational. 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

Abby Belafsky to Receive National Award

KIPNIS-WILSON FRIEDLAND AWARD

Abby Belafsky has been named Southern New Jersey’s recipient of the Kipnis- Wilson/Friedland Award presented by Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), the umbrella organization of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey.   More...

World News

J Street admits Soros funding; apologizes for years of denial

WASHINGTON—J Street has a cknowledged s ubst antial do n ations f rom billionaire George Soros, reversing years of More...

Federations reach a deal with their overseas partners

NEW YORK—The Jewish Federations of North America and its two primary overseas partners have reached an agreement in principle over how to divide the money raised by local federations.   More...

European Conservatives, the new kids on the block, are making strides

LONDON—A recent survey of British Jewry showed a decline in every Jewish denomination since 1990 except for two groups: the strictly Orthodox haredi and the Masorti, or Conservative movement. More...

Editorial

It is no surprise Ahmadinejad feels right at home at the UN

After witnessing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s performance at the United Nations during the recent UN General Assembly, anyone concerned about the future of the world should spend his or her days in a state of panic.  More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Fulfilling a lifelong dream to blow the shofar

Remember the Chanukah song, “I have a little dreidle, I made it out of clay…” Although we sing this happy song every year, sometimes creating additional verses, and we play lots of games with it, few of us have ever made a dreidle More...

Letters

HaZamir Choir coming to SNJ

I was pleased to read of the success story of the programs of HaZamir in terms of Jewish identity and connection in teens (“Survey says Jewish singing spurs Jewish engagement” Pg. 17, Sept. 8 Voice). More...

Religion Column

God commands us to treat immigrants fairly

Lech Lecha Gen. 12:1-17:27 More...

 

Gerri & Art Rudner to receive Jewish Federation’s highest honor

Two longtime Jewish communal leaders, Gerri and Art Rudner, will receive the H. Richard Dollinger Community Service Award at the 88th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation. The dinner meeting is set for Sunday, Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m. More...

Generations celebrate Sukkot

Children and seniors celebrated the holiday of Sukkot together as students from Cong. More...

Mideast

Settlers hope tourism & wineries boost image

PSAGOT, West Bank—Inside the cool of a cavernous wine cellar stacked high with oak barrels of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, the tensions of the Israel- Palestinian conflict seem to fade away even at this Jewish settlement in the heart of the More...

Wide backing for non-Orthodox

CONVERSIONS

Nearly two-thirds of Israeli Jews believe that non-Orthodox converts to Judaism should be considered Jewish, a new Israeli government survey reveals.   More...

Ariel Sharon will be moved

GOING HOME…

Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma for nearly five years, is expected to be moved from an Israeli hospital to his Negev ranch.   The former Israeli prime minister, 82, who suffered a stroke on Jan. More...

Agency

Katz JCC & Jewish Federation join for Global Day of Learning

The Katz JCC and the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey announced that they would participate in the Global Day of Jewish Learning on Sunday, Nov. 7. More...

Samost JFCS forms partnership with Cooper University Hospital

By SHERRY WOLKOFF JFCS communications director

The Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) has formed a major new community partnership with Cooper University Hospital that will provide funding for a six-part Family Seminar Series focusing on topical subjects that are of utmost im More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

EVELYN (nee Fried) BEACKEN, of Voorhees, died on Sept. 25. Wife of the late Abraham Beacken. Mother of Lynda (Stephen) Beacken Hopkins and Marc (Anne) Beacken. Sister of Mollie Sklut. Grandmother of five. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6 ADATH EMANU-EL   Adult Education class “Modern Israel” will start at 8 p.m. Call 608-1200.   TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM   Ethics of the Fathers with Rabbi Lindemann meets every week from 7-8 a.m. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 SJ JEWISH SINGLES   Dinner at Maggiano’s at 6:30 p.m. Separate checks. Call Judy at 609-953-8649.   SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF   PHILA.   More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 CONG. M’KOR SHALOM   Tot Shabbat at 9:45 a.m. for families with children up to six years old. Call 424-4220.   TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM   Tot Shabbat at 11 a.m. More...

Columns

The secret to achieving peace in the Middle East is to just do it

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

As Israeli and Palestinian leaders continue with the latest rounds of peace talks, I wonder if they would be more successful if they weren’t seeking peace. For as long as I can remember, the Middle East conflict has been in the headlines. More...

‘C is for cookie; that’s good enough for me,’ and so it is!

SALLY’S WORLD

It happens to me often.   We’re at a lovely restaurant. We’ve enjoyed a terrific meal, sometimes even an adventurous one. And then the dessert menu— or the dessert cart—comes along.   More...

JCF endowment funds keep Jewish community going strong

MONEY MATTERS

Recently I had to borrow a friend’s car. He gave me the car with a half of tank of gas and when I returned it I felt I had to leave him a full tank. It seemed like the right thing to do. More...

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