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GHMEC helps area educators ensure that the six million will be remembered

Trip to U.S. Holocaust museum:

For some it was the boxcar. More...

Local News

Love of wordplay inspiration for Jewish humorist’s third book

MEET MATTHEW GOLDBERG…

FAMILY Wife, Ruby Tan, and son, two-year-old Benjamin SYNAGOGUE Cong. More...

Lighting the Chanukiah together brings pleasure to Mkor Shalom youngsters

Cong. M’kor Shalom preschoolers and kindergartners celebrate the first night of Chanukah together. 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

Catch the Spirit on Jan. 5

The Jewish Federation is pleased to announce the kick off of “JFed Helps”—a series of hands-on community service and educational activities. More...

An Israeli Colonel’s Perspective

Retired Israeli Colonel Miri Eisin, will be the featured speaker at a special briefing sponsored by the Jewish Federation on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Katz JCC. More...

Noted author speaks at YWD brunch

Esteemed author Lori Gersh keynoted a recent brunch sponsored by Young Women’s Division. More...

World News

Indiana U. fires suspect In antisemitic attack

Indiana University reportedly has fired an employee who was identified as a suspect in one attack in a series on Jewish targets.   More...

AIPAC staffers out to clear names

WASHINGTON—It was a case that transfixed the pro-Israel community: the arrest in August 2005 on espionage charges of two senior officials at the most influential pro-Israel group in Washington, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. More...

More U.S. Jews than expected

NEW YORK —The American Jewish population is larger than suspected, according to new estimates compiled by Brandeis University.   More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

WILLIAM BECKER, of Phila., died on Dec. 19. Husband of Gloria (nee Weinstein) Becker. Father of Donna (Alan) Rosen and the late Lawrence Becker. Brother of Gerald (Doris) Becker and Albert (Joan) Becker. Grandfather of four.   More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31   MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA.   Dinner and dancing at Benny the Bums in Phila. at 8:30 p.m. Call Janet at 215-673-9605 to RSVP.   SUNDAY, JANUARY 9   SJ JEWISH SINGLES   More...

Editorial

Ring out the old & welcome 2011

“The whole worl’s in a terrible state of chassis,” said Captain Jack Boyle, the ne’er do well father in Sean O’Casey’s famous play, “Juno and the Paycock.” These words were first heard back in 1924 whe More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Nothing ventured, nothing you know what

WALTHAM, MA-- “Why are so many people in their 20s taking so long to grow up?” Robin Marantz Henig asked in The New York Times Magazine (“The Post-Adolescent, Pre-Adult, Not-Quite-Decided Life Stage,” Aug. 22). More...

Religion Column

Relationship between calendar & culture

There is a clear correlation between calendar and culture. This week we will all hear and probably offer the greeting “Happy New Year” as Americans.  More...

‘Reform Think Tank’ seeks input to reinvent movement

SAN FRANCISCO—After the Reform movement broadcast online its first session devoted to reassessing itself, in mid- November, the comments poured in.   More...

Special Sections

SJ Conservative rabbis, confirmation students, visit Kibbutz Hannaton in Israel

While on their synagogue annual confirmation class tip to Israel, Rabbis Jeffrey Arnow, Cong. Beth El; Gary Gans, Cong. More...

OBITUARY

Singer-songwriter Debbie Friedman, inspiration to thousands, dies at 59

SAN FRANCISCO—Over the weekend, as singer-songwriter Debbie Friedman lay dying in a hospital bed in Southern California, the call went out to Jewish congregations around the world to pray for the popular musician. More...

U.S. rabbis offer rare rebuke of Israeli edict, condemn housing restrictions imposed on non-Jews

NEW YORK (Forward) – An edict signed by dozens of Israeli rabbis barring the sale or rental of homes to non-Jews in Israel has led to a rare consensus among American rabbis, who have issued a nearly unanimous condemnation of the ban.   More...

Mideast

Israel makes good-will gestures for Christmas

JERUSALEM—Christian Palestinian residents of the West Bank will be allowed to enter Israel, including overnight, for Christmas. More...

Begin, Rabin on new Israeli bills

The images of the late Israeli Prime Ministers Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Rabin will appear on new Israeli currency.   The late writer S.Y. More...

Storm uncovers Roman statue

JERUSALEM—A nearly 1,800-year-old Roman statue of a woman was discovered near Ashkelon after it was uncovered by a severe storm. More...

Agency

JFCS ceremonies mark new milestone in agency’s history

Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service hosted a day of ribbon-cuttings tours, and grand opening ceremonies at three of its newest facilities on Thursday, Dec. 16. More...

Avi Auto Sales to be Super Sunday/Super Week Presenting Sponsor

Avi Auto Sales of Magnolia has signed on as the presenting sponsor Super Sunday/Super Week 2011, the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey’s community wide phone-a-thon, announced event co-chairs Albert ElGrissy and Eric Meller. More...

ACA renews JCC Camps accreditation

After a thorough review by the American Camp Association (ACA) this past summer, the JCC Camps at Medford has received ACA Accreditation for the next 3 years, according to Jeff Gottlieb, chairman for the JCC Camps at Medford and a vice president at More...

Life Cycles

Birth:

Lisa and Jeremy Kaber announce the birth of their son, Jessy Nash. Jessy was born on Nov. 23. Sharing in their happiness is big brother Jaxon, grandparents Susan and Joel Kaber of Cherry Hill and Leona Schutz of West Orange. More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL   DAVID POLIOS, son of Philip and Cheryl Polios, on Dec. 4.   CONG. BETH EL   SYDNEY STEELE, daughter of Pamela and Mark Steele, on Dec. 11.   TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM   More...

Do It!

Calendar

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31 THE CHABAD CENTER   Shabbat Dinner and service begins at 4:45 p.m. followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for adults and $12 for children under age 13 with a family max of $75. RSVP to 874-1500. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM   Play Daze, a new preschool program, runs every Tues. and Thurs. from 1-2:30 p.m. Cost is $5 and children in strollers are free. Call 751-0994.   CONG. M’KOR SHALOM   More...

Columns

A reminder: Zionism does not equal racism, so do unto others

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

The other day a friend was telling me how, in his opinion, there is a lot of value to keeping Palestinians and Israelis separate in order to promote peace and create a less violent society. More...

Passwords & personal online security

COMPUSCHMOOZE

The disclosure of thousands of confidential diplomatic emails by the website WikiLeaks.org and the theft of millions of user passwords from GawkerMedia’s popular gossip websites Gawker.com, Gizmodo.com, and Jezebel.com, reminded me how little More...

What are you doing New Year’s?

SALLY’S WORLD

It’s always seemed odd to me that the presumed “Miss Congeniality” of the social calendar should so often turn out to be the least congenial of all!   More...