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Mount Laurel man getting big break in ‘Men of Mah Jongg’

MEET SEYMOUR KOVER…

AGE:72 FAMILY:Wife Judy; children KimJacobs, Kevin Kover,Kelly Kover; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren SYNAGOGUES:Har Zion with son Kevin,and Beth Sholom withdaughter Kim FAVORITE BOOK:John Steinbeck’s “Grapesof Wrath” FAVORIT More...

TBS preschoolers send shaloch manot

Students at the Temple Beth Sholom Preschool put together shaloch manot bags to donate to area seniors through Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS). More...

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Federation

‘Revolutionary Tea’ at Saltzman House

LIONS OF JUDAH

Residents of the Raymond and Gertrude R. Saltzman House were guests at a special tea party sponsored by Jewish Federation’s Lions of Judah. The Mar. More...

World News

Obama taps Shapiro as envoy to Israel

President Obama said he is nominating Daniel Shapiro to be the U.S. ambassador to Israel, signaling an intensification of American involvement in the region.  The announcement had been rumored for weeks. More...

Brandeis Hillel rejects Voice for Peace group

The Brandeis University Hillel voted to reject Jewish Voice for Peace as a member group. More...

Rockland JCC opening on Shabbat

A Jewish community center in New York State has decided to open its fitness center and gym on Friday evenings and Saturdays. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

LOUIS ABRAMS, of Bensalem, PA, died on Feb. 28. Husband of Rita (nee Binder) Abrams. Father of Edward (Jodi) Abrams and Mark (Irina) Abrams. Grandfather of five.   More...

Stella Schaevitz dies at 95; was Jewish and civic leader

Stella Schaevitz (nee Aronow), a distinguished member of the community and former officer of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, died on Mar. 13. She was 95 and lived at Lions Gate in Voorhees.  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 23  TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM  Play Daze, a new preschool program, parents with children, runs every Mon., Wed. and Thurs. from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Call 751-0994.  FRIDAY, MARCH 25  TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM  More...

Columns

Moving forward, together: A reaction to the terrorist attack in Itamar

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

When my son Shemer was in nursery school, he came home complaining about one particular kid a lot. At first we asked him more details, we encouraged him to tell the teacher when there was a problem and hoped that it would work itself out. More...

Spring will feature a wide variety of events and programs at JFCS

FAMILY TALK

There’s something for everyone coming in April at JFCS!  For those of you who yearn for warmer weather, there will certainly be some of that. In addition, we are offering events that will appeal to many people.   More...

Weekend guests are always welcome at the Friedmans—almost always

SALLY’S WORLD

We’re expecting some weekend company.  The folks who will be visiting are old and good friends— good enough that I don’t have to launch a cleaning/cooking frenzy. More...

Congressman Adler passes

 The Voice has just learned of the passing of former U.S. Congressman John Adler. A full tribute to this devoted public servant and ardent supporter of our community will appear soon. More...

Stuart Davis aims for top prize at upcoming Manischewitz Cook-Off

Two decades ago, Stuart Davis introduced chocolate cheesecake and rugelach to a bakery in Kobe, Japan, where he was living while teaching English as a Second Language at a Jesuit school for boys. More...

Mideast

Palestinian response to Itamar attack brings questions

JERUSALEM—The Palestinian reaction to the grisly killings of five Israeli family members in the Jewish settlement of Itamar, on the West Bank, has prompted many Israelis to ask the same question of the Palestinians that the world often asks of More...

Marseille reaches out to Jerusalem

FRIENDSHIP

The city of Marseille, France, has given a bronze fountain to the city of Jerusalem as a show of friendship.  More...

Israeli ice hockey team takes gold

FROZEN CHOSEN…

An Israeli ice hockey team of 10- to 13-year-olds, who mostly practice on roller skates, won the gold medal at a tournament in Canada.  More...

Agency

Irena Sendler film rescheduled for Apr. 5; will benefit GHMEC

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) will be screening the film “Irena Sendler: In the Name of Their Mothers” on Tuesday, Apr. 5. More...

Wine and Dine proves to be tasty success at Katz JCC

At the Katz JCC’s inaugural Gourmet Wine and Dine, Brad Molotsky (top, center), representing sponsor Brandywine Realty Trust, is joined by his wife Ellen (second from left) and the three top ch More...

Life Cycles

ACHTEL-GOLDSTEIN

Brenda and Jack Goldstein of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their son, Eli Daniel Goldstein, to Robyn Sue Achtel, daughter of Bobbi and Alan Achtel of Bridgewater.  More...

COHAN-ROTH

Marilyn and Steve Roth of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their son, Harris Ian, to Cathy Cohan of Los Angeles, daughter of George and Janet Cohan, also of Los Angeles.  Cathy graduated from the Univ. of Southern California with a B.S. More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL  ALEX HATOFF, son of Mark and Coleen Hatoff, on Mar. 5.  MATTHEW BRENNER, son of Amy Brenner, on Mar. 12.  BENJAMIN STEVENSON, son of Kenneth and Brenda Stevenson, on Mar. 19.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, MARCH 24 CONG. BETH EL Library Short Story Discussion Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. to discuss “A Daughter Who Sings” by Marjorie Sander. Call 675- 1166, ext. 503. TEMPLE EMANUEL Yoga and Meditation Class every week at 7:30 p.m. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, MARCH 24 SJ JEWISH SINGLES Meeting at Temple Emanuel at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $3 for nonmembers. Call Judy at 609-953- 8649. SJ JEWISH SINGLES Walk around Cooper River Park. Call Judy at 609-953- 8649. SUNDAY, APRIL 3 More...

Editorial

The weather is just warming, but the Middle East stays hot

What a disastrous couple of weeks the world has just witnessed.  More...

DRY BONES…Human Rights

Full Story

Read this before considering those emails from unknown sources

With some misgivings, and against my better judgment, I opened the email from an unknown source; it read,  “Shalom Steve,  My name is Emily Cohen and I am the social media coordinator at EL AL Israel Airlines USA. More...

Letters

Turmoil in Mideast discredits linkage

Recent turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa has shown the concept of linkage between the decades-long attempt to destroy Israel and conditions in the Arab world to be utterly groundless.  More...

Unrest is not Israel’s worst nightmare

Your recent headline (Feb. 9, page 1) maintains that “Political Unrest” is Israel’s worst nightmare. Maybe the worst would be if Egypt renounces its peace with Israel.  More...

Religion Column

Kashrut is an expression of the values we maintain as Jews

Shemini Lev. 9:1-11:47  “You are what you eat”— we’ve all heard that before. Usually it expresses our hope that by eating good food we ensure good health. But it’s more than that. More...

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