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Barak quits Labor: Political betrayal or precursor to something bigger?

JERUSALEM—  Was it an act of political self-preservation, a feat of political destruction or a bid to stabilize Israel’s government ahead of some dramatic move?  And for Israel’s Labor Party, was it another sign of the onc More...

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Attorney is passionate about volunteering and helping others

MEET NINA COHEN…

FAMILY: Husband Karl Lane; and their blended family, Mindy, Adam, Tonni, Aaron, Eli, Denny, and grandson Adir. More...

Confirmation students help in Israel

Confirmation Class students from Temple Beth Sholom, Cong. Beth El and Cong. Beth Tikvah volunteered at the Jaffa Institute during their two-week trip to Israel over winter break. More...

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Federation

Final Preparations Underway; Volunteers Needed

Final details are being completed for the Jewish Federation’s annual communitywide phone-a-thon, Super Sunday, set for Sun. Jan. 30 from 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill. Super Week will follow, running Jan. 31-Feb. More...

Lions Gather to Plan Upcoming Events

Taking some time to catch up and plan upcoming events at the recent Lion of Judah brunch were (from left), Martha Karasick, Annual Campaign director; Peggy David, brunch host & Lion of Judah chai More...

Jan. 5 Launch Catches the Spirit

The Jewish Federation recently launched JFED Helps, a community service program. More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27  CONG. BETH TIKVAH  Bingo every week at 7:15 p.m. Call 983-8090.  TEMPLE EMANUEL  Yiddish Class every week at 7:30 p.m. All levels welcome. Call 489-0029.  CONG. M’KOR SHALOM  More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27  SJ JEWISH SINGLES  Meeting at Temple Emanuel at 7:30 p.m. Thomas McHale of PNC Investments will discuss “Smart Investing.” Cost is $3 for nonmembers. More...

Kid Stuff

Voice Annual Camp Guide

CAMP GALIL P.O. Box 1245 (winter address) Newtown, PA 18940 484-684-6532 www.campgalil.org   More...

Kid Stuff

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27  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 28  CONG. More...

Columns

Sharing my personal perspective on the future of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

When I started writing this column over eight years ago, one of my objectives was to translate the headlines about Israel into a personal perspective so that the reader would be able to relate to Israelis as people and the issues we face as something More...

The new ABCs of IRAs benefit both donors and the community

MONEY MATTERS

The Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) reminds individuals who own IRAs that they can continue to make tax-free contributions from their IRA to charities. More...

A productive 2010 comes to an end as an exciting 2011 gets underway

FAMILY TALK

Looking back over the past year, I am overwhelmed with feelings of pride and gratitude for all of the many wonderful new initiatives, partnerships, and milestones that are taking place at Jewish Family & Children’s Service. More...

 

Super Sunday 2011 raises $562,449

Total expected to swell during Super week

Jewish Federation staff and volunteers remaining until the end of Super Sunday 2011 on January 29 celebrate having raised $562,449 at the community-wide phone-a-thon. More...

Super Sunday raises $562,449

Super Sunday raises $562,449; total expected to swell during Super week … More...

Super Sunday raises $562,449

Super Sunday raises $562,449; total expected to swell during Super week … More...

2011 a year of decision on Iran, Palestinians, says Israeli colonel

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Mideast

Jews are ‘evil’ in Purim story

Iranian authorities have downgraded the status of the tomb of Esther and Mordechai, while an official state news agency has publicized the Purim story as a Jewish massacre of Iranians.  More...

Netanyahu posts pay on Facebook

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu makes about $12,300 a month before taxes, he informed the public on Facebook.  Netanyahu posted a copy of his monthly pay slip on the Prime Minister of Israel’s page on the social networking site.& More...

Russian president recognizing Palestine

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev reiterated Russia’s recognition more than two decades ago of an independent Palestinian state.  “We made a decision then and we will not change it today,” Medvedev said following a meeting with More...

Agency

Free Family Medical Series hosted by JFCS & Cooper

Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Service, in partnership with Cooper University Hospital, is offering a free Family Medical Series of seminars on a variety of relevant topics presented by the medical experts at Cooper University Hospital. More...

Katz JCC to host evening of gourmet food & wine

Foodies, wine connoisseurs, and those with an appetite for history are marking their calendars for the Katz JCC’s first Gourmet Wine and Dine event on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. More...

Life Cycles

B’nai Mitzvah:

CONG. BETH EL  LAUREN HOLLANDER, daughter of Faith Hollander, on Jan. 8.  ALEXIS COHEN, daughter of Scott Cohen, on Jan. 8.  BRANDON WEINBERG, son of Ilene and Michael Weinberg, on Jan. 22.  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

RUTH (nee Rosenberg) BRANDER, 97, of Haddon Twp., died on Jan. 1. Wife of the late Paul Brander. Mother of Gylda Bernstein. Sister of Sylvia Spies and Reba Schaffhauser. Grandmother of two and great-grandmother of three. Mrs. More...

Beloved educator Judy Kahn dies

Judy Kahn, director of the Jewish Federation’s Dept. of Jewish Education (DJE) from 1992-1998, died on Jan. 16 in Commack, Long Island. She was 78.  More...

Irving Epstein, community leader

Irving J. Epstein, a community leader who had the distinction of serving as president of three Federation agencies, the JCC, Bureau of Jewish Education, and the Jewish Community Voice, died on Jan. 11. More...

Editorial

Play your part in helping Jews throughout the world

“Kol Yisrael arevim zeh b’zeh—every Jew is responsible one for another.”  More...

DRY BONES…

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Religion Column

Setting aside time to strengthen our connection with God

Terumah Ex. 25:1-27:19  Years ago, when I first began trying to incorporate a regular meditation practice into my weekly schedule, I would often become frustrated when, sitting down to meditate, nothing “special” would happen.  More...

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