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Giving back to the community a top priority for Marlton resident

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AGE: 56  FAMILY: Wife Lisa and children Stephanie and Sam  PETS: Black Labs Jett & Elite  HOBBIES: Cycling & cooking  FAVORTIE AUTHORS: Tom Clancy, John Grisham & Vince Flynn  FA More...

Broadway star donates to GHMEC

Broadway star Jake Ehrenreich, who was in town as part of the Bank of America Festival of Arts Books & Culture at the Katz JCC, donated his father Jonah’s valise to the Jewish Community Rel More...

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World News

Debbie Friedman dies; well-known songwriter

Debbie Friedman, a popular singer and songwriter who is widely credited with reinvigorating synagogue music, has died.  Friedman died after being hospitalized in Southern California for several days with pneumonia. She was in her late 50s.  More...

Yiddish Book Center to change direction

The National Yiddish Book Center, amid a change in focus, has laid off four employees and closed its bookstore. More...

Seattle rejects anti-Israel bus ad

Advertisements about “Israeli war crimes” slated to be carried by buses in downtown Seattle have been rejected.  King County Executive Dow Constantine ordered the Metro Transit system to reject the ad as well as any other new noncom More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12  ADATH EMANU-EL  Y.E.S. Club meeting at noon featuring guest speaker Dennis Kelly, a financial advisor, who will educate us on the changes to Medicare Supplement packages and government changes. Bring a bag lunch. More...

Kid Stuff

Voice Annual Camp Guide

CAMP GAN ISRAEL   More...

Kid Stuff

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13  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.  FRIDAY, JANUARY 21  TEMPLE EMANUEL  More...

Columns

Federation’s top priority is raising money to help Jews

FEDUCATION

I greatly appreciate the opportunity of writing this column for The Jewish Community Voice. More...

JCRC builds tolerance & support for Israel in Southern New Jersey

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY

I recently celebrated the first anniversary of my tenure as executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). More...

The rebbitzin’s recipes: The fruits of Tu B’Shevat connect us to Israel

COOKING

Just a few weeks ago we celebrated the joyous holiday of Chanukah. Ironically, as our Menorot were alit with burning candles, simultaneously, in northern Israel, an entire mountain full of trees was being scorched by an uncontrollable fire. More...

Special Sections

Local family honors connection to famed Warsaw Ghetto diary

It was an ordinary Sunday morning back in the spring of 1961 in Tenafly, New Jersey. Dr. Barnard Kaplan’s father was reading the New York Times when suddenly, he got extremely excited. More...

Balls of fun at Beth El

Paul Shenker has a ball at Cong. Beth El Early Childhood Center’s recent Global Family Fun Day celebration. More...

Mideast

Record year for visitors to Israel

Nearly 3.5-million tourists visited Israel during 2010, according to preliminary figures released by the country’s Tourism Ministry. This represents the highest number of visitors to Israel in one year. More...

Knesset to probe left-wing groups

Israel’s Knesset voted to form a parliamentary committee to investigate left-wing Israeli organizations that criticize the Israeli military’s actions. The initiative, proposed by the Yisrael Beiteinu Party, passed by a vote of 47 to 16. More...

Settlement building up following freeze

The construction of at least 13,000 housing units in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem has been approved since the end of the 10-month building freeze in the settlements. More...

Federation

Samson Foundation Establishes Challenge Grant

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey is pleased to announce the 2011 Marvin Samson Foundation Super Sunday/Super Week Challenge Grant. More...

Federation Responds to the Needs of Our Seniors

Senior citizens can face a variety of overwhelming challenges as they age--a prospect made more difficult to handle if you’re living alone.  How does the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey respond to the needs of our seniors?  More...

Life Cycles

Engagement:

Chelle and Norman Levine of Cherry Hill and Ann and Ira Brand of Manalapan announce the engagement of their children,   Lauren Yvette Levine and Shawn Adam Brand.  Lauren graduated as a Muhlenberg Scholar with a B.S. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

EDITH MAE (nee Greenberg) BECKER, of Cherry Hill, died on Dec. 29. Mother of Steven (Marsha) Becker and the late Seth Becker. Sister of Harriet Paye. Grandmother of two and greatgrandmother of three. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA.  Trip to the National Museum of American Jewish History at 12:30 p.m. The group will go to dinner afterwards. Call Janet at 215-673-9605.  SJ JEWISH SINGLES  More...

Editorial

Iran is not the only threat to stability in the Middle East

At this moment, Israeli, American, and international attention is focused squarely on Iran as the greatest threat to Israel as well as the general stability of the Middle East.  More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Lawmakers have no place in people’s religious lives

NEW YORK (JTA)—When it comes to politicians meddling in people’s religious lives, the answer should be clear: Don’t do it!  Neither members of Congress nor congressional staffers should be pressuring any individuals to adhere t More...

Religion Column

Tu B’Shevat emphasizes the command to safeguard our world

One of my earliest childhood Jewish memories is of Tu B’Shevat (the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shevat), the birthday of the trees. More...