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Degenerative arthritis has led to new career helping others

MEET NANCY DAVIS…

AGE: 56  FAMILY: Husband Gerry and children Alana, Ben & Jake  SYNAGOGUE: Cong. M’kor Shalom  FAVORITE FOOD: Anything with chocolate. More...

Beth El students hot for JNF

Cong. Beth El Hebrew High students helped keep their neighbors warm and toasty while raising money for the Jewish National Fund (JNF). More...

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Federation

‘JFCS has been a lifesaver for our family’

Rebecca* is a 35-year-old, married mother of a four-year-old. She is also eight months pregnant. A typical middle class family, Rebecca and her husband own a home and have homeowner’s insurance. Her husband has full-time employment.  More...

World News

Conservative group releases strategic plan

The Conservative movement’s synagogue association released a draft strategic plan calling for a narrowing and streamlining of its functions.  The plan is a joint product of the United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism and Hayom, a coaliti More...

Dennis Ross will address J Street

Dennis Ross, the senior adviser to President Obama on Middle East issues, will address this year’s J Street conference.  More...

Dan Quayle calls for Pollard release

Dan Quayle urged President Obama to release imprisoned spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard.  Quayle, who was U.S. vice president from 1989 to 1993, is the highest-ranking former official to call for the release of Pollard, the civilian U.S. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

MARJORIE HOPE BERNSTEIN, of Mt. Laurel, died on Feb. 10. Daughter of the late Max Bernstein and Marilyn (Joseph) Gelman.  HILDA (nee Appel) COHEN, of Delray Beach, FL, died on Jan. 30. Wife of Daniel Cohen. More...

Emil Paul, Holocaust survivor & Israeli pioneer

Emil Paul, a Holocaust survivor who fought in Israel’s War of Independence in 1948, died on Feb. 7. He was 86 and lived in Marlton.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 CONG. M’KOR SHALOM Tribute to Debbie Friedman at 7:30 p.m. entitled “Another Song Will Rise.” Free and open to all. Call 424-4220. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24 CONG. BETH EL 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, FEBRUARY 24  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. More...

Columns

Israel’s government needs to draw lessons from the Egyptian Revolution

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

On Monday Oct. 8, 1990 I sat in my living room in Jerusalem watching events unfold on CNN. Arabs at the Al-Aqsa Mosque overlooking the Western Wall Plaza had thrown stones down at worshippers below and police had opened fire. More...

The neighborhoods and values that made us safe are not there anymore

SALLY’S WORLD

It’s been a terrible era for the American family.  Without going into the specifics, maybe we can simply agree that those much-hyped “traditional family values” are an endangered species in the face of reality TV, Internet bull More...

JFCS programs provide help in raising children in a pressure cooker world

FAMILY TALK

The news media is full of stories about alternative styles of child-raising. Which is better…the “tiger Mom” approach or the “helicopter” method? More...

 

With all the Jews up for awards, add some ‘l’chayim’ on Oscar night

Arts & Culture:

LOS ANGELES—  With so many famous Jewish names among the Academy  Awards nominees this year—Coen, Cohen, Eisenberg, Aronofsky, Sorkin and Newman, to name a few—it seems like a good time for a Jewish Oscar party.  But More...

Campus named for Rabbi Rothman

Cong. Sons of Israel has named its property the “Rabbi Bernard E. Rothman Torah Campus” to honor the legacy of the longtime spiritual leader of the Cherry Hill synagogue. More...

Mideast

TV campaign glorifies terrorist

A television campaign airing in Arab countries to address women’s issues, produced in cooperation with a United Nations agency, glorifies a female Palestinian terrorist.  The United Nations Population Fund, an international development age More...

Israeli soldiers aid Palestinian

Israeli soldiers delivered a Palestinian woman’s baby boy inside a military ambulance.  The woman, a resident of the Jordan Valley, called for help, according to the Israel Defense Forces. More...

Israeli embassies receiving threats

Four Israeli embassies may be closed after receiving serious threats.  Israel’s Foreign Ministry said that security at the embassies, which it did not identify, had increased to the maximum level. More...

Agency

Hamels & Victorino highlight JCC’s Sports Award Dinner

Phillies stars Cole Hamels and Shane Victorino will highlight the second annual JCC Sports Award Dinner on Monday, Apr. 4 at the Katz JCC. More...

‘Israel and the Media’ focus of Mar. 13 Middle East Institute

“Israel and the Media: Uneasy Partners” will be the topic when the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Southern New Jersey presents its 42nd annual Middle East Institute. The event will take place Sunday, Mar. More...

Life Cycles

GRIFFITH-ZASLOW

Larry and Aline Zaslow of Cherry Hill and Cynthia Benvenuto of Washington, NJ announce the engagement of their son and daughter, Alex Michael Zaslow to Caitlin Elizabeth Griffith.  Sharing in their joy are Alex’s grandmother, Joan Singer o More...

SOBLE-GEVURTZ

Mark and Dr. Toby Soble of Cherry Hill and Carol and Alan Roomberg of Lafayette Hill, PA, announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Soble, to Michael Gevurtz, son of Gary and Susan Gevurtz of Gladwyne, PA.  More...

Birth:

SLEPION

Fran and Elliot Rosenfeld of Cherry Hill are excited to announce the birth of their first grandchild, Adam Michael Slepion, on Dec. 1 at Cooper Univ. Hospital. The proud parents are Erica (nee Rosenfeld) and Randy Slepion of Chalfont, PA. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. Dinner and planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Longhorn Steakhouse in Northeast Phila. RSVP to Jon at 787-0325. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24 SJ JEWISH SINGLES More...

Editorial

Time to honor Jewish chaplains

Congress has an opportunity to right a wrong that has gone on for too long. In Arlington National Cemetery, a place known as Chaplains Hill contains memorials honoring 242 military chaplains who have fallen while on active military duty. More...

A refreshing example of cooperation

So much is written about differences and disagreements across Jewish denominational lines that it is worth pointing out when the various streams of Judaism come together for a common purpose. More...

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Religion Column

Shabbat is the appreciation of all G-d has created for us

Parshat Vayakhel Ex. 35:1-38:20   Do you remember the old joke about the Jewish holidays and their unreliability—they never come on time—they are either too early or too late, but they are never on time?  More...

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