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Leading roles on stage haven’t eclipsed devotion to Jewish life

AGE:13FAMILY:Parents Debbie &David FederFAVORITE TV SHOW:“Glee”FAVORITE FOOD:“Ketchup, becauseanything tastes goodwhen it’s dipped inketchup!”FAVORITEDESTINATION:New York City More...

Sisterhood retreat explores ‘Women’s Wisdom’

The Sisterhood of Temple Har Zion in Mt. Holly held its first-ever retreat earlier this month. More...

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World News

Jewish atheists struggle to find their place in the larger community

SAN FRANCISCO—Jeff Levine has spent 40 years searching for a God he can believe in. He’s finally given up—but he’s not giving up on Judaism.  More...

Landmark study examines Jewish identity a generation after communism

Europe:

BUDAPEST, Hungary—A generation after the fall of communism, Jews in Central Europe feel comfortable where they live but are concerned about antisemitism.  They like to visit Israel but don’t want to move there. More...

Ramah camper dies during rafting trip

A camper at Camp Ramah Darom in Georgia was killed in an accident on a white-water rafting trip. Eleventh-grader Andrew Silvershein, of Davie, Fla., died when his raft capsized on the first day of a trip on the Ocoee River in Tennessee. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

HELEN (nee Wolff) ALTMAN, of Cherry Hill, died on June 13. Wife of the late Conrad “Connie” Altman. Mother of the late Karen Seigel and the late Gary Altman. Grandmother of one. Mother-in-law of Alan Seigel. More...

Yelena Bonner, rights activist, dies at age 88

Yelena Bonner, a Soviet human rights activist who was married to the late Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov, has died. Bonner, who smuggled her husband’s writings out of Siberia, died June 18 in Boston at the age of 88.  More...

E.M. Broner dies; authored popular ‘Women’s Haggadah’

Jewish feminist writer E.M. More...

Columns

A night for celebrating our common bonds as women and as friends

SALLY’S WORLD

The invitation came, predictably, in the form of an email. More...

JFCS helps families overcome the special challenges of summer

FAMILY TALK

For most families, summer is a carefree and relaxed time of year, filled with fun-filled activities and freedom from the pressure and demands of school and homework. More...

Special Sections

Moishe House serves as model for engaging 20-somethings

SAN FRANCISCO— Ben Levinson, 28, was born and raised in St. Louis. He returned after college to find most of the Jewish friends he grew up with had moved away. That’s not unusual: St. Louis is one of many U.S. More...

Pressure builds on Palestinians to abandon U.N. statehood bid

Analysis:

JERUSALEM—  The pressure on Mahmoud Abbas to back down from plans to seek recognition of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations in September is intensifying.  Squeezed by a combination of concerted American pressure and intense I More...

Mideast

King Abdullah is pessimistic

JORDAN

The United States’ failure to bring about renewed Middle East peace talks has doomed chances for peace in the near future, Jordan’s King Abdullah told The Washington Post.  Abdullah also said that Israelis have moved steadily to the More...

Air Force founder Schwimmer dies

ISRAELI HERO…

Al Schwimmer, a New York native whose actions were described by David Ben-Gurion as the Diaspora’s most important contribution to the survival of Israel, has died. More...

Syria orchestrated border infiltration

Syria’s government orchestrated the infiltration of Israel’s northern border by hundreds of Palestinians, a British newspaper reported.  Michael Weiss, blogging on The Daily Telegraph website, reported that he had been forwarded &ldq More...

Federation

“I never see a time when I won’t do what I have always done”

Dorothy, now over 90, moved to South Jersey from New York after her husband passed away in order to be closer to her children and grandchildren. The Katz JCC has become her second home.  More...

Life Cycles

KAUFMAN-GROSSMAN

Engagements:

Jeffrey and Susan Kaufman of Havertown, PA announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Lynn, to Gregory Robert, son of Bruce and Karen Grossman, of Cherry Hill. More...

KRATCHMAN-BORDERS

Bob and Julie Kratchman, of Cherry Hill, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Rachel Kratchman, to Andrew Joseph Borders, son of Tony and Kim Borders of Napa, CA.  More...

NORRIS

Birth:

Rebecca (nee Brown) and David Norris and big brother Jacob Asher of Marlton announce the birth of their son and brother, Eli Caleb (Shlomi Kalev), on Jan. 24, 2011.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, JUNE 30  TEMPLE EMANUEL  Yiddish class at 7:30 p.m. All levels welcome. Call Alex at 489-0029, ext. 15.  FRIDAY, JULY 1  TEMPLE EMANUEL  Kabbalat Shabbat at 6 p.m. Call Alex at 489-0029, ext. 15.  CONG. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, JULY 10  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA.  Trip to Island Beach State Park. Carpool from ShopRite in Marlton at noon. Call Jon at 787-0325.   SJ JEWISH SINGLES  Brunch at The Coastline at noon. Cost is $14.95 plus tip. More...

Editorial

We are all obliged to help end Gilad Shalit’s unjust captivity

This past week marked a grim anniversary. It has now been five years since Gilad Shalit was taken captive by Hamas terrorists who crossed into Israel, killed two Israeli soldiers, and took Shalit over the border and into Gaza. More...

DRY BONES… Blood Bath

Full Story

Upping the ante: Why I’m doubling down on the teen years

TULSA, Okla.—For Jen, it all started in the eighth grade with an invitation from a friend to a BBYO Shabbat dinner. More...