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Desire to make a difference in others’ lives runs deep

MEET JEROLD ROTHKOFF…

AGE:42FAMILY:Wife Erica; children Liza& Julia (12), Evan &Gregory (9), Aitan (9months)SYNAGOGUE:Cong. More...

Not your standard Shabbat challah

Students at the Temple Beth Sholom Preschool were all smiles as 11 chicks hatched in time for spring. More...

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World News

Kabbalah Centre facing tax probe

The Los Angeles-based Kabbalah Centre is under investigation by the Internal Revenue Service’s criminal division. More...

Demjanjuk guilty of war crimes

A Munich court has found John Demjanjuk guilty of war crimes and sentenced him to five years in prison.  More...

Italy opposes unilateral state

Italy will never recognize a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said.  Berlusconi at a celebration of Israel’s 63rd birthday praised the Jewish state as the only democracy in the Middle More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

RICHARD J. COHEN, ESQ., of Voorhees, died on May 2. Husband of Carin Kraut Cohen. Father of Bradley Cohen, Jayme Cohen, Jeffrey Cohen, Barrie Cohen and Eve Cohen. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18  CONG. BETH TIKVAH  Chronic Illness Support group meets every week at 10 a.m. All are welcome and free of charge. Call Carol Katz at 797-6929.  JEWISH WAR VETERANS  More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18  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, MAY 20  CONG. M’KOR SHALOM  More...

Columns

Nations, like people, have the ability to come of age and grow

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

My eldest son’s bar mitzvah is coming up in less than a year. Unlike most synagogues in the United States, Israeli synagogues do not train children for their bar mitzvah.  More...

Vowing to never let a pain in the back hold me back again

SALLY’S WORLD

It began with a twinge. An ever-so-slight ache.  It advanced, slowly at first, to an annoyance, then galloped to a full-fledged “Ouch!” My back—my tricky, temperamental back—was out. And I knew why.  More...

A planned gift will help support JFCS for generations to come

FAMILY TALK

In the last issue of the Voice, JFCS announced the launch of its Planned Giving Campaign. Planned giving offers individuals the opportunity to pass along their personal values and fulfill their philanthropic goals while maximizing tax advantages. More...

 

‘House’ stars arrive in Israel

Lisa Edelstein, a star of the hit television show “House,” jokingly comforted a dummy used in medical simulations at the Sheba Medical Center, an Israeli hospital outside of Tel Aviv. More...

Orthodox community grapples with ubiquity of the Internet

NEW YORK— For Josh, a Brooklyn computer technician who deals almost exclusively with a haredi Orthodox clientele, it was quite the conundrum: A man brings his computer to be cleaned of a virus that Josh believes was acquired while visiting a p More...

Mideast

To shun or not to shun?—that is the question for Israel

JERUSALEM—Skeptics and optimists in Israel are squaring off following the surprise reconciliation between the two rival Palestinian factions.  More...

NBA’s Omri Casspi gets cereal deal

SPORTS

The face of Israel’s first and only NBA player will be seen soon in his native land endorsing the “Cornflakes of Champions.”  Omri Casspi, who plays for the Sacramento Kings, has a long way to go before he graces a box of Wheat More...

Tel Aviv named a top 10 destination

PARTY ON…

Tel Aviv is one of the world’s top 10 summer party destinations, according to a popular travel website.  HotelsCombined.com, one of the world’s largest online travel sites, named Tel Aviv to its 2011 list of cities where the summer More...

Federation

When disaster strikes…Federation responds

Natural disasters have devastated communities around the world, including here in the U.S, over the past several months. When these types of humanitarian crises strike, the Jewish Federation is there to offer relief.  More...

Community service project beautifies camp

JFED Helps partnered with Temple Beth Sholom’s Mitzvah Day program to beautify the JCC Camps at Medford prior to the upcoming camp season. More...

Life Cycles

Engagement:

Sheryl and Jerome Lean of Cherry Hill and Sandi and Dr. Raymond Shebairo of Long Island, NY announce the engagement of their children, Brett Justin Lean and Lori Joy Shebairo.  Lori is a graduate of Syracuse Univ. More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL  GREGORY FRANKEL, son of Rich and Geri Chark Frankel, on May 7.  SEDONA WHISPER KOLCHINSKY, daughter of Allen and Jan Kolchinsky, on May 14.  COLE BRYSON, son of Michelle Bryson, on May 14.  More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, MAY 20  CONG. BETH EL  Singles Shabbat service at 8 p.m. Call Norma Kamis at 662- 7916.  SATURDAY, MAY 21  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA.  More...

Editorial

The Middle East has changed; the peace process must too

President Obama’s popularity has reached new heights following the successful operation to take out Osama Bin Laden, and it looks like he is going to use some of that newfound political capital to jumpstart peace negotiations between Israel and More...

DRY BONES…Happy Holiday

Full Story

Where are today’s great American Jewish leaders?

MIAMI, Fla. (JTA)—We are living in a troubling and dangerous time, a time when we need courageous and insightful leaders more than at any point since the Holocaust. More...

Religion Column

Celebrating Jerusalem and the Wall that unites our people

On June 1, corresponding to the 28th of Iyar, the Jewish people everywhere will celebrate Yom Yerushalayim—the liberation and reunification of Jerusalem. More...

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