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‘So where are the opinions?’ asks JStreet outreach chair

MEET HOWARD SIMONOFF…

FAMILY:Wife Anne, two sonsand a daughter and fivegrandchildren ALMA MATERS:Brooklyn College andColumbia UniversityLaw School RECENT READING:Eric Larsen’s In theGarden of Beasts FAVORITE MUSIC:Classical music andjazz SYNAGOGUE:Cong. More...

KBA student-performance a sweet success

On stage during a Kellman Brown Academy December student performance of “Willy Wonka, Jr.,” telling the popular story of a chocolate factory, are Lizzie Cohen, Eliana Birnbaum, Avi Natan, More...

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World News

Jobs scarce: Recession hurting new rabbinical school graduates

NEW YORK (JTA) — Rabbi Jordi Gendra feels fortunate that he found a full-time job at Temple Beth Shalom, a central Pennsylvania Reconstructionist synagogue, shortly before the recession hit.  But now the 41- year-old spiritual leader is wo More...

Ohio retirement community opens abuse shelter

JTA -- A Jewish retirement community in Ohio has opened what it is calling the state’s first shelter for abused elderly.  The Shalom Center for Elder Abuse Prevention opened Jan. More...

Cuban Jewish leaders meet with Alan Gross

(JTA) — Two Cuban Jewish leaders met with jailed American Jewish contractor Alan Gross.  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

MARION W. (nee Wilson) ABRAMS, 86, of Coral Springs, FL, died on Dec. 17. Wife of the late Emanuel “Manny” Abrams. Mother of Lawrence (Betty) Abrams and Carolyn Sonstein. Grandmother of six and greatgrandmother of ten.  More...

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Calendar

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11 ADATH EMANU-EL Y.E.S. Club Program at noon. Rabbi Stacy K. Offner will discuss “The Significance of Bread in Judaism.” Bring your lunch. Cost for members is $2 and $3 for guests. Call 608.1200. TEMPLE EMANUEL More...

Kid Stuff

Voice Annual Camp Guide

MOORESTOWN FRIENDS SCHOOL  110 E. Main Street Moorestown, NJ 856-874-1500 www.mfscampfair.org   More...

Pinemere executive selected for special training program

Toby Ayash, Executive Director of Pinemere Camp in Stroudsburg, PA, is one of 16 fellows selected to participate in the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Executive Leadership Institute (ELI). More...

Checklist for choosing a Jewish overnight camp

As the temperature drops and the skies cloud over, it becomes more and more difficult to imagine the long sunny days, blue skies, green fields and smiling faces of summer camp. More...

Columns

Were the Beatles really thinking of Federation?

FEDUCATION

Earlier this month I turned 64 and I couldn’t get the Beatles lyric out of my head all though my birthday. You know, these words: “Will you still need me, Will you still feed me when I’m 64?”  More...

Education, communication essential for peace & coexistence

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

Those of you read this column regularly may remember that my oldest son, Shemer, was in nursery school when it was first published. Almost 10 years have passed and he will be celebrating his bar mitzvah next month. More...

Reflecting on JCRC’s interfaith efforts

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY

“Seasons Greetings to our friends and neighbors” is the message that greets passersby when driving by the Jewish Federation campus this time of year. More...

Apres le beard: Matisyahu takes stage in Boulder

BOULDER, Colo.— When Matisyahu, the 32-year-old Chasidic reggae superstar, appeared onstage for the first time since shaving his trademark beard, no one in the audience at the Boulder Theater seemed surprised. More...

JCC comic delights Gesher teens

The JCC hosted popular comedian Dan Ahdoot, (rear, center) at its annual Dec. 25 Latkes, Laughter and LoMein program. More...

Mideast

Haredi violence in Beit Shemesh catches Israel’s attention

JERUSALEM — For several years now, the Jerusalem suburb of Beit Shemesh has been the site of on-again, offagain religious violence.  More...

Gantz deplores ‘price tag’

TERRORISM

Israel’s military chief of staff said that settler attacks on Palestinians and the army have “characteristics of terrorism.”  More...

Iran rails at mounting threats & sanctions

GULF TENSIONS…

The Obama administration is engaged in a full-court press to persuade Israel that Iran’s nuclear threat can be contained short of war.  The U.S. More...

Federation

YOUNG WOMEN’S DIVISION

Over 35 women gathered on Dec. 14 for a Young Women’s Division “Chocolate Indulgence” cooking demonstration and tasting with Chef Bennett of Classic Cake. More...

Samson Foundation Renews Challenge Grant

The Jewish Federation announced the renewal of the Marvin Samson Foundation Super Sunday Challenge Grant for 2012. The Challenge Grant will match new or increased pledges made to the 2012 Jewish Federation Annual Campaign during Super Sunday on Jan. More...

Life Cycles

GUTIN-CHESS

Mr. and Mrs. David Gutin of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Anne to Benjamin Michael Chess, son of Dr. Joseph Chess of Kalamazoo, MI, and the late Nancy Chess.  More...

SCHWARTZ-LEVINE

Dr. Richard and Janet (nee Fuhrman) Levine of Voorhees and Dr. Alan and Shari (nee Pachman) Schwartz of Marlboro announce the engagement of their children, Jason Levine and Marci Schwartz.  More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26  SJ JEWISH SINGLES  Monthly meeting at Temple Emanuel at 7:30 p.m. Free to members and $3 for guests. Call Judy at 609-953-8649.   More...

Editorial

A line has been crossed in Beit Shemesh

While Israeli headlines touting “a battle for Israel’s soul” may be exaggerated, the Jerusalem Post’s insistence that “the media circus in recent weeks” is causing much of Israel’s social tension is naive.&nb More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Hooray for Philly’s first Jewish statue

Touring many cities throughout the United States, I have been awed by the statues honoring our country’s heroes — especially in Washington, D.C., where you can’t walk more than a few city blocks without finding yourself in the shado More...

Religion Column

Ignorance & fear or curiosity & courage…

Parshat Shemot Exodus 1:1-6:1 The Book of Exodus, opens with an illustration of the well-known moral equation that ignorance plus fear fosters hatred and oppression. More...

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