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Planning enables the disabled to experience all Israel offers

Israel’s hot summer climate and the country’s many cobblestoned streets are among the factors making travelling to the Jewish homeland difficult for those with physical challenges. More...

Local News

Helping others make a deeper spiritual connection with God

MEET SHARON PEARL…

FAMILY:Husband Norman andtwo grown daughters,Jessica & Diana HOBBIES:Singing, reading, exercising & hiking FAVORITE BOOK:“Jane Eyre” FAVORITE FOODS:Israeli salads & NewYork cheesecake FAVORITE DESTINATIONS: “Mountains&md More...

Governor Chris Christie welcomes JCRC

Governor Chris Christie and wife Mary Pat (center) welcomed David Snyder (left), executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, along with Dr. More...

TALK TO US…

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World News

Following calendar change, Samoan Jews grappled with timing of Shabbat

NEW YORK—The Pacific island nation of Samoa took 186,000 citizens through a national time warp by moving west of the international dateline. The country forfeited the last Friday of 2011 and jumped straight from Thursday into Saturday. More...

With Jack Lew appointment, Jews again have a White House address

WASHINGTON— @JewishWhiteHouse is back.  President Obama announced that Jack Lew, his director of the Office of Budget and Management—a Cabinet-level position—would replace William Daley as White House chief of staff.  More...

Studies indicate more Jews in U.S.

More than six million Jews are living in the United States, according to two independent studies.  The two studies, using completely different methodology, discovered between 6.4 million and 6.6 million U.S. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

ODDED BENJAMIN, of Orange, CT, died on Jan. 14. Husband of Lindsay (nee Zink) Benjamin. Son of Edna and Ezra Benjamin. Father of Sophie Benjamin, Gabriella Benjamin and Eve Benjamin. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25  THE CHABAD CENTER  Jewish Business Ethics course running weekly from 7:30-9 p.m. for six sessions. Sign up at www.thechabadcenter.org/JLI.  JEWISH BUSINESS NETWORK  More...

Kid Stuff

Voice Annual Camp Guide

ADATH EMANU-EL CAMP SHEMESH 205 Elbo LaneMt. Laurel, NJ 08054856-608-1200 More...

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27  CONG. M’KOR SHALOM  Youth Shabbat dinner at 6:30 p.m. Pizza dinner will follow the service. Call 424-4220.  SATURDAY, JANUARY 28  TEMPLE EMANUEL  Tot Shabbat Breakfast and service at 9:15 a.m. More...

Columns

JFCS offering programs to help in emotional & spiritual healing

FAMILY TALK

When we aren’t feeling well physically, help from our physician is just a phone call away. When there is a bump in life’s road, the path to emotional, psychological, and spiritual healing is not always so clear. More...

JCF’s upcoming Florida Reunion will help keep snowbirds connected

MONEY MATTERS

With the recent cold snap here in South Jersey after such an unseasonably warm winter, many of our snowbirds, who are wintering in Florida, and snowflakes (who travel back and forth all winter) feel they are finally getting their money’s worth, More...

More new novels to keep the home fires burning on winter nights

LIBRARIANS’ ROUNDTABLE

In our last column, we looked at some new novels. We hope you’ve been reading and enjoying them, and, as promised, we’re going to suggest some more. More...

Breaking News - 1/29/2012 7:29 PM

Super Sunday

See scenes and interviews of Super Sunday 2012. For live footage go to www.jewisvoicesnj.org, pull down the "Blogs" menu and click on Varied Voices. More...

Heightened security & anxiety after attacks on Jews in N. Jersey

NEW YORK— As Jews in some northern New Jersey communities made their way to synagogue on a recent Shabbat, the scene was slightly different from the typical day of rest. More...

Mideast

In entering politics, Lapid eyes socioeconomic protests

JERUSALEM—One of the big open questions after Israel’s social protests last summer was whether or not the one-time mass movement would be able to translate its newfound clout into lasting political power.  During the weeks of protest More...

Netanyahu denies press comments

MEDIA

The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office denied that Benjamin Netanyahu told the editor of The Jerusalem Post that Israel’s two greatest enemies are The New York Times and Haaretz.  More...

Jew represents Turkey in song competition

Turkey’s Jews are pleased as can be that for the first time, a Jew will be representing their country at the Eurovision song contest. More...

Federation

Final preparations underway for annual phone-a-thon

Final details are being completed for the Jewish Federation’s annual community-wide phone-a-thon, Super Sunday, set for Sun. Jan. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill. More...

Life Cycles

DiGENNARO-ELKINS

Engagements

Judith (nee Smith) and Michael Elkins of Mt. Laurel and John DiGennaro of Broomall, PA announce the engagement of their children, Jason Elkins and Nikki DiGennaro. Nikki is the daughter of the late Ronna (nee Weber) DiGennaro.  More...

BUCHMAN

Births:

Tanya and Myron Buchman and Sheila and Marty Weintraub announce the arrival of Tal Levi Buchman, born on Dec. 23, 2011. He is welcomed by his parents Debbie and Joshua Buchman, and his big sister Samara.  More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

CONG. BETH EL  ISABELLA HOVIS, daughter of Barrie and Jack Hovis, on Jan. 7.  YAEL SHAALTIEL, daughter of Stacy and Yehuda Shaaltiel, on Jan. 7.  JOSEPH LEVIN, son of Maria and Benjamin Levin, on Jan. 14.  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.  SATURDAY, JANUARY 28  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF  PHILA.  More...

Editorial

Now is the time to step up and help your fellow Jews

During the past several months, dozens of Jewish Federation volunteers and staff have spent countless hours gearing up for Super Sunday 2012, the annual phone-a-thon to raise money for Jews in need at home, in Israel, and around the world. More...

DRY BONES

Full Story

In appreciation of Holocaust survivor Ruchie Kirschner

Ruchie Kirschner died on Jan. 1. Five years ago, there were over 8,000 Holocaust survivors in New Jersey; when she died, Ruchie was one of fewer than 2,200 Holocaust survivors remaining in our state.  More...

Religion Column

Moses’ secret weapon: Education for the entire people

Parashat Bo Ex. 10:1-13:16   More...

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