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Local News

Local architect leaving his mark on the Jewish community

MEET WILLIAM “BILLY” COHEN…

FAMILY: Wife Meredith and children Mitchell (10) and Lilly (8)  SYNAGOGUE: Cong. More...

JCRC meets with Christians for Israel

Representatives of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) attended the first Christians United for Israel (CUFI) program in South Jersey. Discussing support for Israel were (from left), Dr. More...

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Federation

Fun and laughter with a purpose

WOMEN’S GALA 2011

Looking for a fun “girls’ night” that combines laughter with doing a mitzvah? Then mark your calendars for Thursday, May 5 and plan to attend the Jewish Federation’s Women’s Gala. More...

Game Day at Lions Gate

JFED HELPS

Over 20 volunteers enjoyed a fun afternoon with 30 seniors living at Lions Gate. The event included bowling, bingo and an arts and crafts project. More...

World News

Egyptian revolution will benefit Israel, according to Obama

Israel ultimately will benefit from the recent revolution in Egypt, President Obama reportedly told Democratic donors in Miami.  More...

Soldiers’ killer hates Jews & Israel

The man who shot and killed two U.S. servicemen at Frankfurt Airport was possessed by hatred of Jews and Israel, police say.  More...

Reform movement dedicates German shul

Germany’s first newly built Reform synagogue since World War II was dedicated during ceremonies in the city of Hameln.  The building was constructed on the site of the former synagogue destroyed on the night of Nov. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

ESTELLE (nee Freshman) BERGER, of Silver Spring, MD, formerly of Cherry Hill, died on Feb. 27. Wife of the late Hyman Berger. Mother of Ken (Anna) Berger. Grandmother of four. Sister of the late Ruth Hofstetter.  More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, MARCH 13 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. Trip to the Phila. Flower Show. The group will meet at noon at the sculpture of the Chinese Soup Bowls on the first floor of the Penn. Convention Center. Dinner in Chinatown afterwards. More...

Editorial

Pope Benedict XVI is keeping Catholic-Jewish relations on track

For nearly 2,000 years, Jews have suffered because of official Christian antisemitism. Popes, bishops, priests and others have held the officially sanctioned theological position that the Jewish people were responsible for the death of Jesus. More...

DRY BONES…Purim 2011

Full Story

Jewish organizations must focus on what is good for Jews

OMAHA, Neb.—We shouldn’t be the least bit surprised that American Jewry is in trouble. More...

Religion Column

The joy of Purim imparts one of Judaism’s central messages

The cities are filled with children wandering up and down the streets, and in suburbia and even small villages the same is being repeated. More...

Special Sections

Badkhn Belt? Jewish humor was born in 1661, prof says

Purim:

BERKELEY, Calif.— The Chmielnickimas sacres weren’t particularly funny. From 1648 to 1651, nearly 100,000 Jews were slaughtered throughout Ukraine by Bohdan Chmielnicki and his roving bands of Cossacks. More...

Mideast

Booming housing market in Israel stokes fears of bubble

TEL AVIV—Soon after Leora’s second child was born and she and her husband began looking for a larger home, Israel’s new real estate reality smacked them in the face.  More...

Israeli lawmakers OK Street View

GOOGLE

A team of Knesset Cabinet members met to discuss security and privacy concerns surrounding the operation of Google Street View in Israel.  Google Street View, an online mapping tool that provides a 3-D view of buildings, landmarks and streets ar More...

Hamas won’t allow Holocaust education

YOUNG MINDS…

Hamas said it will stop the United Nations from teaching Palestinian children in Gaza about the Holocaust.  The history of the Holocaust is set to become part of a human rights curriculum in Gaza schools run by the U.N. More...

Agency

Sivia Braunstein to receive JCRC Israel Advocacy Award

Sivia Braunstein, chair of Federation’s Israel & Overseas Committee, will be receiving this year’s Jewish Community Relations Council Israel Advocacy Award. More...

JCF hosts reunion in Florida

The Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. celebrated its 14th Annual Florida Reunion by visiting Fairchild Botanical Gardens and Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options (JAFCO). More...

Katz JCC teens reach out

Jessica Brenner reads to Voorhees Pediatric Facility patient Saniah as part of the Katz JCC’s new Teen ROC (Reaching Out in the Community) program. More...

Life Cycles

Engagement:

Jules and Lori Kramer of Cinnaminson announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Kramer, to Jason Burns, son of Stephen and Debra Burns, also of Cinnaminson.  Jessica holds a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing from the Univ. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 ADATH EMANU-EL Y.E.S Club mtg. at noon. Rabbi Richard A. Levine will be the speaker. Cost is $2 for members and $3 for guests. Bring a bag lunch. Call 608-1200. 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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9  TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM  Play Daze, a new preschool program, runs every Mon., Wed. and Thurs. from 3:30-4:30 p.m. More...

ACA Camp Fair set for Mar. 27

The non-profit American Camp Association will hold its first spring camp fair at The Mt. Laurel Marriott, RT 73, in Mt. Laurel, on Sunday, Mar. 27. Check out the website, www.acnjsummercampfairs.org for details and directions. More...

Columns

Synagogues & federation working together to build our community

FEDUCATION   More...

Social media has changed the face of protest movements worldwide

COMPUSCHMOOZE

The relatively peaceful revolutions sweeping through many Middle Eastern countries—and the more violent uprising playing out in Libya—are an outgrowth of long-simmering frustrations of ordinary people living under repressive governments.& More...

The rebbitzin’s recipes: Treat your family to a festive Purim meal

COOKING

The scent of Hamantaschen is in the air, along with preparations for the four mitzvot of Purim: Megillah reading, Mishloach Manot (food gifts to others), a festive meal, and Matanot Laevyonim (alms to the poor). More...