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Sheldon Low will perform at Cong. Beth El

Jewish rocker Sheldon Low will appear at Cong. Beth El on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. The synagogue is located at 8000 Main Street, Voorhees. This event is free and open to all. More...

Singer/songwriter uses music to help repair the world

MEET ANDREA GREEN…

AGE: 57 FAMILY: Husband Marty Feigenbaum, daughters Leigh, 21 and Sara, 17 FAVORITE BOOK: “The Glass Castle” by Jeanette Walls FAVORITE FOOD: Asian FAVORITE SHOWS: “My Fair lady,” “West Side Story,” “The Musi More...

TBS members inaugurate NMAJH

Four members of Temple Beth Sholom were among those chosen to blow shofar at the grand opening of the new National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. More...

Federation

Jewish Federation Responds to Requests for Financial Assistance

OUR CAMPAIGN DOLLARS AT WORK

Before you open your checkbook to pay your bills, consider these facts:   More...

World News

Jewish groups fight effort to ban brit

San Francisco-area Jewish organizations condemned a proposed ballot measure to outlaw Jewish ritual circumcision in the city.   More...

Hebrew College must sell building

The Hebrew College in Boston must sell its building as part of a deal to free itself of a $32.1-million debt that threatened its existence, according to the school’s president. More...

Tyson considering kosher restaurants

Mike Tyson reportedly is planning to launch a chain of high-end kosher restaurants. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

DEBORAH B. MILLER, of Maple Shade, died on Nov. 13. Daughter of Beatrice (nee Bellitz), the late Harold Miller and the late Harry Bernstein. Sister of Alan Miller, Lisa (Nick) Esposito, Mitchell (Lucy) Bernstein and Amy Michael.   More...

Leon Lotstein dies; was JCRC president

Leon Lotstein, a past president of both the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and the former Cong. Beth Jacob-Beth Israel in Merchantville, died on Nov. 13. He was a resident of Voorhees.   More...

Editorial

Those waiting for rationality from Iran might wait in vain

One of Pulitzer Prize winner Barbara W. Tuchman’s books was called “The March of Folly.” In it, the late historian wrote how nations sometimes pursue policies that are clearly not in their best interests.   More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Counting American Jewry is more than just numbers

WALTHAM, Mass.—In a translation that makes the complex seem simple, Anglo Jews call the fourth book of the Torah “Numbers.” Although counting and numbers play a role in the biblical account of our people’s story, the Hebrew n More...

Religion Column

The greatest Chanukah gift is a rededication to Jewish life

Chanukah, we are told is THE most celebrated of any Jewish holiday, even more than Yom Kippur!!! Can you believe it? And despite what some may think, the proximity to Christmas is only a minor part of the reason.   More...

 

Conservative Jewry more open to the children of intermarriages

SAN FRANCISCO— What should a Jewish teacher say to a child who talks about helping grandma decorate the Christmas tree?   More...

Mideast

Army converts dragged into Israel’s conversion wars

TEL AVIV—For years, army conversions were seen by many as a convenient solution for resolving at least part of the “Who is a Jew?” question that hangs like a cloud over the lives of tens of thousands of Israelis.   More...

Ancient bathhouse found in Jerusalem

ARCHEOLOGY

An 1,800-year-old bathing pool was discovered in excavations prior to the construction of a men’s mikveh in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem. More...

Al-Qaida group using Hebrew

TERRORISM…

A group linked to al-Qaida released a threat in Hebrew threatening to avenge Israel’s assassination of two Gaza terrorists.   More...

Agency

Ribbon cutting & tour planned for JFCS Family Assistance Center

Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) of Southern New Jersey will hold a special tour and ribbon cutting on Thursday, Dec. More...

Long-term care focus of event

Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS), the Prudential Insurance Company of America, and The Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) invite the community to attend a free symposium, “What You Should Know About Long-Term Care Insura More...

Mothers & daughters take tea

Natalie Minisi (left) and Ruby Field strut their stuff at the Katz JCC’s recent Mother/Daughter Tea Party. More...

Life Cycles

Engagement:

CLARK-ROBINSON

Catharine Clark and Eric Robinson are to be married on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 by Cantor Jen Cohen, a classmate of the bride, at Temple Beth Sholom in Cherry Hill. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1 CONG. BETH EL   Chanukah at Barnes and Noble in Marlton at 6:30 p.m. Call 675-1166.   THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2   CONG. BETH TIKVAH   Bingo every week at 7:15 p.m. Call 983-8090.   CONG. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3 ADATH EMANU-EL   Tot Shabbat at 5:45 p.m. and Family Shabbat Services at 7 p.m. Call 608-1200.   SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4   TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM   Tot Shabbat at 11 a.m. More...

Columns

What the fuss over the proposed conversion bill is really about

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

My wife’s first cousin and his family (our closest family in Israel) live in Betar Illit. Each time we go to visit, I am amazed. Betar Illit is a living anachronism. More...

Help keep the JFCS Food Pantry stocked to aid local families in need

FAMILY TALK

More individuals and families are coming to JFCS for financial help and food. Unfortunately, for the first time in memory, our food pantry is low on supplies, and we are having difficulty keeping up with the demand. More...

Behind the dressing room curtain—shopping with daughters

SALLY’S WORLD

I saw them in the parking lot of the local mall as I parked my car. One mother, two daughters.   There was nothing at all unusual about these three as they made their way, just ahead of me, into a department store. More...

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