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Devotion to students & Israel at heart of educator’s life

MEET LEONARD BERMAN…

AGE:72 FAMILY:Wife Toby; childrenKaren, Marc, Jennifer,Stacey and Jessica; ninegrandchildren SYNAGOGUES:Cong. M’kor Shalom &Chabad INTERESTS:Writing, art, travel, gardening and theater More...

M’kor Shalom celebrates Tu B’Shevat

Ron Gellert and Randi Kresloff, parents of children in Cong. More...

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World News

Orthodox musicians finding success in the pop music world

ARTS & CULTURE

LOS ANGELES—With his yarmulke, ritual fringes and lyrics occasionally borrowed from ancient texts, Grammynominated reggae star Matisyahu may be the most publicly Jewish performer in the mainstream music scene. More...

Kashrut supervisors trained in Poland

Seventeen Polish Jews graduated from a seminar certifying them as kashrut supervisors to meet the increasing demand for kosher food in Poland.  The graduates, mostly men and women in their 20s and 30s, participated in a three-day training semina More...

Obama’s budget concerns groups

Jewish organizations are expressing concerns at cost-cutting proposals in President Obama’s $3.8-trillion budget for 2013.  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

SELMA (nee Chasen) ABELES, of Cherry Hill, died on Jan. 31. Wife of the late William Abeles. Mother of Andrea (Richard) Freedman and Kenneth (Maryann) Abeles. Grandmother of three and greatgrandmother of two.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23 CONG. BETH EL Library Short Story Discussion Group meets from 1:30-3 p.m. to discuss “Jack Landers is My Friend” by Daniel Stolar. All are welcome. Call 675-1166, ext. 503. CHABAD OF MEDFORD More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23  SJ JEWISH SINGLES  Monthly meeting at Temple Emanuel at 7:30 p.m. Kathy Brown, a local Health Coach, will be the speaker. Free to members and $3 for guests. More...

Editorial

Political leaders in both parties support Israel for the right reasons

Israel may be under assault at the United Nations, on college campuses, and in the media, but one realm that has so far held steady in support of Israel’s security is the political realm. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Maintaining the message of Israel Peace Week on campus

NEW YORK (JTA)—This week, Israel haters are again launching the misinformed and misinforming movement known as Israel Apartheid Week at universities and in communities throughout the world.  More...

Religion Column

Passing on the light of Torah to the next generation

Tetzaveh Ex. 27:20-30:10  More...

Special Sections

 

Christian, Muslim, and Jew share stage at Adath Emanu-El

At first contemplation, it sounds like a joke: A rabbi, a minister and a muallim walked into a synagogue…  More...

Never too old to make aliyah

Phillip Grossman, 95, and wife Dorothy, 93, of Baltimore, MD, on a Nefesh B’Nefesh flight to Israel on their way to becoming one of the oldest couples to ever immigrate to Israel. More...

Mideast

Economic concerns could play role in next election

JERUSALEM—“It’s the economy stupid” was how American political strategist James Carville once summed up the defining issue in U.S. More...

First Ethiopian named to Education Council

MILESTONE

The Hillel director at Tel Aviv University, Pnina Gadai Agenyahu, is the first Ethiopian Jew appointed to Israel’s Council for Higher Education.  Agenyahu, 31, who came to Israel at the age of three, was appointed to the council by Educati More...

Fans beg Bibi: Don’t strike Iran pre-concert

MADONNA

A new Facebook page is calling on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to refrain from striking Iran’s nuclear sites until after Madonna performs in Israel.  More...

Federation

JDC Responds to Extreme Weather in Europe and Former Soviet Union

When a sudden wave of dangerous winter weather swept across Eastern Europe and parts of the Former Soviet Union, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) immediately activated its emergency winter response system to supplement the criti More...

YOUNG WOMEN’S DIVISION

Dr. Jennifer Hartstein, author of “The Princess Recovery,” spoke about her new book at a Young Women’s Division Brunch held Feb. 8 at Cong. M’kor Shalom. More...

Life Cycles

FRIEDMAN-FEINGOLD

Judge Joshua and Andy Friedman of Cherry Hill and Elyse S. Feingold of Philadelphia announce the engagement of their children, Lisa Gail Friedman and Ron S. Feingold.  More...

Birth:

FREEDMAN

Nadine (nee Ginsburg) and Jason Freedman of Cherry Hill announce the birth of their son, Samuel Hunter (Shmuel Hershel), on Mar. More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

CONG. BETH EL  ALLISON SHAPIRO, daughter of Faye and Gary Shapiro, on Feb. 4.  JACOB BOYD, son of Ronit and Chris Boyd, on Feb. 11.  AYLA BOYD, daughter of Ronit and Chris Boyd, on Feb. 11.  More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24  TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM  Rock ‘n Rollers every week from 9:30-10:45 a.m. for children ages 12-24 months. More...

Voice Camp Guide

ADATH EMANU-ELCAMP SHEMESH205 Elbo LaneMt. Laurel, NJ 08054856-608-1200 More...

Camp makes a difference in the lives of children, staff, and community

I have the greatest job in the world, and it is definitely not because camp directors work only eight weeks a year (although we’ve all had that question posed to us more than a few times).  More...

Columns

Jewish Community Voice inaugurates TV programming at Super Sunday

COMPUSCHMOOZE

During the Jewish Federation’s Super Sunday phone-a-thon on Jan. 29, the Voice launched what it hopes will be a continuing schedule of video programming to supplement the paper’s traditional print news coverage of events. More...

Jewish cinema getting ready for Oscar’s red-carpet treatment

LIBRARIANS’ ROUNDTABLE

One very popular feature of our libraries is our film collections. All of our libraries have extensive selections of DVDs that can be borrowed. More...

Taking a little time out from the never-ending emails & deadlines

SALLY’S WORLD

So there I was, pacing in front of the microwave, waiting for the familiar little chime that would announce that the chicken thighs had defrosted. More...