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Local teacher will immerse himself in Holocaust education in Israel

MEET MARC COHEN…

AGE: 42 FAMILY: Wife Lisa and son Brendan, 8 PETS: Cozmo, an American Eskimo dog HOBBIES: Sports, airplanes & the Civil War FAVORITE MOVIE: “The Godfather” FAVORITE BOOK: “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin FAVORITE FOOD: More...

Conference highlights Israeli ‘clean tech’

The America-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) recently held a conference highlighting Israel’s “Clean Tech” industry as well as local energy developments. 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

Federation approves allocations; sets goal for 2011 Annual Campaign

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey’s Board of Trustees approved its 2011 allocations, totaling $3,533,744, at its September meeting, announced David Farber, 2010 Federation president. More...

Federation Educates the Next Generation

Look into the eyes of our children, and you see the future of our community. They need to learn about our traditions, history, culture and values in order to build a better world for our fellow Jews and all people. More...

YAD Comedy Night Set for Jan. 22

Start the New Year off with a little laughter! Join the Young Adult Division (YAD) of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey for a night of “Hilarity & Charity” on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Life Cycles

All About Traditional Jewish Weddings

JERUSALEM — An ancient Jewish tradition holds that marriages are made in heaven, and 40 days before the soul of a bride is fashioned, G-d ordains her mate in this world. More...

FRANTZ-HURWITZ

Barbara and Eric Frantz and Tammy and Ben Hurwitz, both of Cherry Hill, announce the engagement of their children, Felicia Ivy to Andrew Eric.   Felicia graduated Rutgers Univ. in New Brunswick magna cum laude. More...

RABIE-COHEN

Mishel and Stephen Cohen of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their son David to Hayley Rabie, daughter of Jill and Jonny Rabie of Cape Town, South Africa. The couple met in Israel and is currently residing in Tel Aviv.   More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17 CONG. M’KOR SHALOM Youth Shabbat at 7:30 p.m. as the senior youth group, along with other youth groups, leads services. Call 424-4220. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18   CONG. More...

Columns

The rebbitzin’s recipes: The art and mitzvot of making challah

COOKING

Challah is not just a fancy loaf of bread. This is the bread of the holy Sabbath. This is the dough that our Matriarch Sarah, the wife of our Patriarch Abraham, baked 5,000 years ago. Challah is therefore unique to the Jewish people. More...

Bring winter’s chill indoors with a storm of spine-tingling mysteries

LIBRARIANS’ ROUNDTABLE

Our new fiction round-up continues. Last time we talked about “The Finkler Question,” “The Invisible Bridge,” “The Great House,” and others. This time we have more, including new mysteries.   More...

Watching the world descend into ill-mannered chaos bit by bit

SALLY’S WORLD

It’s finally happened. In these strange times, a bride of our acquaintance has emailed her wedding invitations to her guests. We got one.   Heaven help any invitees who aren’t computer literate. Come now!   More...

 

Federation & area rabbis plan CommUNITY Mission to Israel

Spend a kabbalistic Shabbat in Tzfat, Israel’s mystical center, and another Shabbat in Jerusalem; commemorate Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s memorial day for fallen soldiers, at Latrun; visit an IDF Air Force base on Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel More...

Mideast

Fire leaves Ein Hod residents devastated and angry

EIN HOD, Israel—Nomi Verchovsky’s running shoes crunch over the soot-covered shards of ceramic pots and bowls as she walks over the charred remains of her pottery studio and gallery, burned to the ground during the largest fire in Israel More...

Jewish woman appointed to post

BAHRAIN

A Jewish woman was appointed to Bahrain’s main legislative body. More...

Israel extends help to spy’s ex-wife

ANNE POLLARD…

The former wife of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard was brought to Israel for assistance. Anne Pollard and her elderly father arrived in Israel after being found living in a one-bedroom apartment in New York in dire financial and physical condition. More...

Agency

Night of comedy at Katz JCC

Jessica Kirson will bring her unique comic wit to the Katz JCC for two shows on Saturday, Dec. 25. Kirson has been seen on Comedy Central, HBO, and The Tonight Show. Opening for Kirson will be rising comedians Gilad Foss and Chad Shapiro.   More...

Score points at upcoming JFCS ‘Stepping Out’ fundraiser

Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) will host a football-themed fundraising event on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 at 7 p.m. at Cong. Beth El in Voorhees. More...

World News

Menorah vandalized at Univ. of Florida

A menorah stolen from the University of Florida’s Hillel House was vandalized.   The large outdoor menorah was removed from the front building of the Jewish center on the Gainesville campus and thrown down. More...

Raul Castro lights Chanukah candles

Cuban President Raul Castro lit Chanukah candles at Havana’s main synagogue.   More...

Court recesses for brit milah

Federal Judge Kimba Wood agreed to recess a fraud trial so that the Orthodox Jewish defense attorney could attend his grandson’s brit.   More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

ALEX BESSE, 82, of Cherry Hill, formerly of Morgan City, LA, died on Nov. 28. Husband of Maxine (nee Mesrau) Besse. Father of Isadore Besse, Joseph Besse, Annette (Robert) Abramek and Steven Besse. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15 ADATH EMANU-EL   Y.E.S. Club meeting at noon featuring Bobby Block performing the American/Yiddish Songbook. Bring a bag lunch. Cost is $2 for members or $3 for guests. Call 608-1200.   CONG. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA.   Dinner and a planning meeting at Gallo’s Seafood Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Jon at 787-0325.   FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17   CONG. More...

Editorial

The threat of nuclear annihilation can make for strange bedfellows

One of the least shocking revelations to come out of the leaked diplomatic communications posted by WikiLeaks is the fact that Arab governments have been imploring the United States to destroy Iran’s nuclear program. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

A renewed sense of Jewish pride—one click at a time

The latest video to go viral on YouTube does not contain a celebrity appearance, scantily clad girls, or even an awesome British accent. More...

Religion Column

The significance of walking barefoot before man and Gd

Parashat Shemot Ex. 1:1-6:1 More...

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