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TBS Children’s Choir celebrates

“I-Shir,” the TBS Children’s Choir, performed at Barnes & Noble in celebration of Chanukah. The choir is led by Cantor Jen Cohen. More...

Local artist growing Jewishly while expanding creative challenges

MEET LILIANA ELKOUSS…

When a friend pointed out some years ago to Liliana Ines Friesel Elkouss that her initials spelled out the word “LIFE,” the Cherry Hill artist knew it was bashert-she was fated to sign all her creations as “Liliana LIFE.”  More...

TALK TO US…

every issue of the Voice. Does anyone you know belong here? If so, email the person’s name, a brief description, and contact information to jvoice@jfedsnj.org, and mark “Profile” in the subject field. More...

Life Cycles

Births:

Meredith (nee Okon) and Greg Conen of Demarest, NJ, along with big sister Sophie Ilana, announce the birth of their daughter Ellie Reese (Elianna Rachel). Ellie was born on Aug. 31, 2010.  More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL  MATTHEW ALEXANDER GERBER, son of James and Abbe Gerber, on Dec. 3.  BRIAN LEWIS GERBER, son of James and Abbe Gerber, on Dec. 3.  REBECCA LYNNE WALLACE, daughter of David and Donna Wallace, on Dec. 10.  More...

Engagement:

Dr. Joel and Shelli Okon, of Cherry Hill, and Dr. Robert and Terry Goldlust of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their children, Dr. Joshua Okon and Dr. More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29  CONG. BETH TIKVAH  Bingo every week at 7:15 p.m. Call 983-8090. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31  ADATH EMANU-EL  Torah Talk and Bagels every week at 8:45 a.m. No prior knowledge necessary. All are welcome. More...

Kid Stuff

stuff

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1  CONG. BETH EL  Family Fun Day from 11 a.m.—2 p.m. Free and open to the public. More...

School of Rock set for Katz JCC

The Katz JCC will host two cool trial classes by the School of Rock on Sunday, Jan. 22. “Pre-School of Rock” is for families with children ages three to five, and will be held from 10-11 a.m. More...

Columns

The weather outside is frightful, but the new novels are so delightful

LIBRARIANS’ ROUNDTABLE

Our readers’ favorite topic— fiction—is the theme for today. With long winter nights ahead of us, it’s the perfect time to delve into a novel. More...

A mad dash of cleaning & cooking before company arrives for a visit

SALLY’S WORLD

On the day before the day before the company was coming— in other words, two days before D-Day—we looked around the house and realized that the clean-up had to begin. More...

Chanukah season reminds us of the miracles JFCS performs every day

FAMILY TALK

Maya Angelou, one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time, once said, “If I could give you one thought, it would be to lift someone up. Lift a stranger up—lift her up. More...

Outreach expert is optimistic about future of U.S. Jewry

Don’t count Rabbi Kerry Olitzky as one of the pessimists about the future of the American Jewish community. Where others see declining affiliation rates, he sees 600 new Jewish start-ups in the past 10 years. More...

Chanukah lights up community

Rabbi Yitzchok Kahan of Chabad demonstrated candle making at the Katz JCC’s Just 4 Kids Chanukah celebration. More...

Mideast

Attacks by radical settlers on Israeli army spark debate

YITZHAR, West Bank—Charred tires and boulders pushed to the sides of the road leading to Yitzhar, a West Bank Jewish community near Nablus, were among the signs that residents had made an effort to prevent Israeli soldiers and police from enter More...

Peres promotes Israeli moon probe

SPACE…

Israeli space enthusiasts are taking part in an international moonprobe competition.  More...

Amb. Oren slams Friedman column

MEDIA

Israel’s U.S. Ambassador Michael Oren said New York Times columnist Tom Friedman “strengthened a dangerous myth” when he said Congress was “bought and paid for by the Israel lobby.”  More...

Federation

YOUNG ADULT DIVISION

Members of YAD recently gathered at Casona Restaurant in Collingswood for “Wine Around the World.” The event featured kosher wine tasting and learning about the vital programs that the Je More...

Viva YAD Vegas Set for Jan. 21

Want a sure bet to start your New Year right? Join the Young Adult Division (YAD) of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey for “Viva YAD Vegas” on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. at the Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill. More...

Doing a World of Good for Seniors

SUPER SUNDAY

Senior adults can face a variety of overwhelming challenges as they age—a prospect made more difficult to handle if you’re living alone.  How does the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey respond to the needs of our seniors?  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

VYETTE (nee Yanus) EISENBERG, of Voorhees, died on Dec. 10. Wife of the late Milton Eisenberg. Mother of Susan (Jeffrey) Wyner and Bruce (Susan) Eisenberg. Grandmother of five and greatgrandmother of two. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

MONDAY, JANUARY 9  SJ JEWISH SINGLES  Dinner at Ruby Tuesdays in Mt. Laurel at 6:30 p.m. Separate checks. Call Judy at 609-953- 8649.  THURSDAY, JANUARY 26  SJ JEWISH SINGLES  More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Embracing Hamas & its rhetoric adds new obstacles to peace

EDITORIALS…

When word reached Israel’s government that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal had reached an agreement that would allow Hamas and Islamic Jihad, two terrorist organizations dedicated to the destruction More...

Letters

Reader comments on JCC’s Shabbat hours

Eight years ago when I told my friends that I was going to move to Cherry Hill, I heard an endless amount of praise for the Jewish community and its spectacular JCC. More...

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