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ELECTION 2010

This issue of the Jewish Community Voice went to press prior to the availability of election results on Nov. 2. A full report on the election and its implications for the Jewish community will appear in the next issue of the Voice. More...

Local News

Dancing & Jewish life keep Cherry Hill resident on the go

MEET BETSY FISCHER…

FAMILY: Husband Peter; children Jameson (13), twins Jake and Caley (16) SYNAGOGUE: Cong. More...

B’nai mitzvah gift will buy new freezer for food pantry

  Sarah Goldberg (center) and Zachary Eisenberg raised money at a special walk in September to purchase a new freezer for the Betsy and Peter Fischer Food Pantry at Samost JFCS's newest location at 1309 Rt. 70 in Cherry Hill. More...

Kristallnacht Observance Nov. 7 to feature Segev on Wiesenthal

Israeli journalist and historian Tom Segev will keynote the community Kristallnacht Observance on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 3:30 p.m. at the Katz JCC. The program is free and open to the community. More...

Federation

Fred Privoroter: 'Be Proud of What You Do'

There are nearly a quarter-million elderly Jews living today in the former Soviet Union who need basic, lifesustaining support. Eighty-eight-year-old Fred Privoroter is among this vulnerable population.   More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

DR. JEROME I. COHEN, 78, of Ventnor and Boynton Beach, died on Oct. 14. Husband of Phyllis (nee Friedman) Cohen. Father of Bruce (Gail) Cohen, Mark (Stacia) Cohen and Susan (Joel) Elfman. Brother of Saul (Janice) Cohen. Grandfather of six. Dr. More...

Joseph Asbell, 85; distinguished attorney was Camden native

Joseph Asbell, a prominent attorney and lifelong member of Cong. Beth El, died Oct. 17. A resident of Westmont, he was 85.   More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 ADATH EMANU-EL   Mitzvah Cooking at 7 p.m. Call 608-1200.   CONG. M’KOR SHALOM   Grief Counseling each week through Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. for anyone who has suffered a loss. Call 424-4220. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 ADATH EMANU-EL   Tot Shabbat at 5:45 p.m. and Family Shabbat Services at 7 p.m. Call 608-1200.   TEMPLE EMANUEL   Tot Shabbat at 7 p.m. for children ages five and younger. Call 489-0029. More...

Columns

Don’t let this generation slip away before their stories are told

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

My friend Rivka is dying. She has been fighting breast cancer for over five years since she was 39. After going through three surgeries, the breast cancer metastasized to her bones, liver, lungs and ultimately her brain. More...

Life’s simple pleasures can bring sunshine to the dreariest day

SALLY’S WORLD

Every morning, as I stumble around the kitchen, I see it: my little treasure. Nobody else in the world would notice it, or pay it any mind. And no wonder. More...

Women are often overlooked as a community philanthropic resource

MONEY MATTERS

I just finished a fascinating study by Indiana University researcher Debra Mesch at the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. More...

Special Sections

Securing your home in an insecure world; Nov. 28 talk at Sons of Israel

Learn the essential building blocks to fortify your Jewish home. More...

JCRC & Israel Bonds to present Israel Unity Award to Bill Sutter

State of Israel Bonds and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Southern New Jersey will host a dessert reception in tribute to William Sutter, executive director of Friends of Israel (FOI), where he will be presented with the Israel Unity More...

Mideast

Palestinian gambit for statehood puts Israel against wall

Analysis:

JERUSALEM—With talks at a stalemate and no agreement from the Israelis to reinstate a settlement freeze, the Palestinians are playing a new card: an end game to statehood through an appeal to the international community.   More...

Israeli champ breaks record

CHESS

An Israeli chess grandmaster set a world record by playing 527 ranked players simultaneously and winning 87 percent of the matches. Alik Gershon, 30, of Herzliya completed the matches in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square.   More...

Soldiers blocked from social media

BITTER TWEET…

Israel’s army will block its soldiers’ access to social media sites while they are on base.   The soldiers would be barred from Facebook and Twitter, as well as gmail and Yahoo! More...

Agency

Samost JFCS & NJ federations at Older Americans Act Forum

Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS), an agency of the Jewish Federation, was a planner and participant at an Oct.14 Southern New Jersey Forum on the Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA).  More...

World News

Will departures of Emanuel & Axelrod hurt Jewish access to Obama?

WASHINGTON—They were two Jewish aides who had offices within shouting distance of the Oval Office.   More...

U.S. security official warns of more bombs

More mail bombs like those that were mailed to synagogues in Chicago may be out there, a top U.S. security official told news shows. More...

Community Heroes finalists announced

The Jewish Federations of North America has announced the five finalists for its 2010 Jewish Community Heroes award.   More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7   MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA.   Bring lunch and join the group on a hike on the Perkiomen Trail. Carpool at 9:30 a.m. from Tiffany’s Diner in Northeast Phila. Call Janet at 215-673-9605. More...

Editorial

Those we have elected are now empowered to lead

The last commercial of this election season has gone off the air. The last vote has been cast (We hope!). Some candidates have won and others have gone down to defeat. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Embrace special needs in the continuity conversation

BOSTON—Since the late 1980s, the Jewish conversation— and Jewish funding—-has orbited around the goal of Jewish continuity. More...

Religion Column

Patriarch Jacob demonstrates importance of patience

Parshat Toldot Gen. 25:19-28:9 In the Torah portion of Toldot, we read the well-known story of Esau selling his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of red soup. Esau says, “I’m dying!  More...