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Local News

Cherry Hill native returns to discuss new teen novel at ABC Festival

MEET MATT BLACKSTONE…

AGE:30FAMILY:Wife Jamie, parentsAmy and Andy, brotherJaredHOBBIES:Writing, running, andbaseballFAVORITE BOOKS:“Catcher in the Rye,”“The Count of MonteCristo” and “Night”FAVORITE FOOD:Chips & Salsa More...

South Jersey residents mentor students

Donna Bell (right) and Sharla Feldscher (second from left), two South Jersey residents, serve as co-chairs of the Temple University Hillel Mentors Program. More...

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World News

The tiny Jewish community in Iceland celebrates new beginnings

Frozen chosen:

REYKJAVIK, Iceland— Nearly half an hour after Rosh Hashanah services were set to begin, the congregation in this chilly city still was one man short of a minyan. More...

Peace Now backs U.S. in passport case

Americans for Peace Now filed a brief supporting the Obama administration in its arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court against registering Jerusalem-born Americans as having been born in Israel.  More...

BDS backer bumped from Heroes contest

The Jewish Federations of North America bumped a leader of a Jewish pro-Palestinian group from its Jewish Community Heroes competition.  More...

Life Cycles

FEIBELMAN-GOLDSTEIN

Engagement:

Brenda and Jack Goldstein of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their son, Joshua Gabriel Goldstein, to Alexis Robbi Feibelman, daughter of Ann and Elliot Feibelman of Manalapan.  Joshua is the grandson of Selma and Melvin Goldstein, and the More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL  MAXWELL JOSEPH SCHRIBER, son of Dr. Andrew and Rebecca Schriber, on Oct. 15.  JORDAN WESTLEY DAVIS, son of Edward and Jan Davis, on Oct. 22.  CONG. BETH EL  More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21  CONG. BETH EL  Singles Shabbat service at 8 p.m. Call Norma Kamis at 662- 7916.  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB  OF PHILA.  More...

Editorial

The deal to bring Gilad home is cause for joy, despite the price

When news of the deal between Israel and Hamas for the release of Gilad Shalit was made public, a sense of joy swept through Israel and Jews the world over. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Jews must reach across boundaries to help all people

ST. PAUL, Minn. (JTA)— For great numbers of Jews, the Jewish people is family, its concerns always primary in our hearts. More...

Religion Column

Simchat Torah reminds us of God’s abiding presence

Spiritually, the high point of the Jewish people’s fall holiday cycle is the Festival of Sukkot. In ancient days, we called Sukkot, “HaChag,” the Festival, as if there were no other to compare to it.  More...

Soviet émigré inspires donors with her dramatic tale of rescue

As a young child, Alina Gerlovin and her parents lived a privileged life in the former Soviet Union. Her father was a skier, an Olympic hopeful, and the Soviet government took care of them. More...

Mideast

What is it about Israel that wins Nobel prizes?

JERUSALEM — Dan Shechtman remembers the day he was kicked out of a research group because of the theory that just won him the Nobel Prize in chemistry.  “Read this book. More...

Non-Orthodox rites supported by most

MARRIAGE

Some 62 percent of Jewish Israelis believe that civil and non-Orthodox marriages should be recognized in their country, according to a new survey.  The Israel Religion and State Index 2011 conducted for the Hiddush- Freedom of Religion in Israel More...

Gaza victim’s widow delivers baby boy

BIRTH…

The widow of the victim of a Gaza rocket attack on southern Israel gave birth to a baby boy.  Lilach Shoshan gave birth on Yom Kippur in Beersheba’s Soroka Medical Center. More...

Federation

Robyn Greenberg & Iris Snyder to co-chair Young Adult Division

Robyn Greenberg, of Voorhees, and Iris M. Snyder, of Cherry Hill, have been named co-chairs of the Jewish Federation’s Young Adult Division (YAD), announced Robert Schwartz, Federation president. More...

YAD launches Leadership Development Institute

The Young Adult Division (YAD) of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey announced the launch of a fivepart Leadership Development Institute (LDI). It is set to begin on Oct. 24 for young emerging leaders in the community. More...

2012 Federation Campaign off to exciting start at Major Gifts Dinner

The recent Jewish Federation Major Gifts Dinner proved to be an exciting launch to the 2012 Annual Campaign. The event was held on Oct. 5 at the Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill. It was attended by 138 people.  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

JEROME “JERRY” ACKERMAN, of Maple Shade, died on Oct. 8. Husband of Frances “Fran” Ackerman. He was the retired executive director of Temple Beth Sholom in Cherry Hill. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19  TEMPLE EMANUEL  Simchat Torah Celebration at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Call 489-0029.  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22  ADATH EMANU-EL  Torah, Talk and Bagels every week at 8:45 a.m. Free of charge. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 TEMPLE SINAI OF CINNAMINSON  Family Simchat Torah celebration at 6:30 p.m. Open to the public. Call 829-0658.   FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21  ADATH EMANU-EL  Tot Shabbat at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. More...

Columns

Jews care for each other like no other people in the world

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

In the mid 1970s when I was about 10 years old, I asked my next door neighbor, a kid my age, what he and his family thought of the civil war in Lebanon.  “What do you mean?” he asked, not really understanding why I would ask him such More...

The rebbitzin’s recipes: Make delicious food part of your Simchat Torah

COOKING

The festival of Sukkot is called “Yom Simchateinu, The Days of Joy.” We leave our homes and dwell in our sukkot (booths) for eight days. More...

Planning for the future should include long term care insurance

FAMILY TALK

You have worked hard all your life. You have been able to save money, plan for your retirement, ensure a legacy for your children and grandchildren. More...

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