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Local lawyer completes life-long dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail

MEET ALBERT DRAGON…

AGE: 75  FAMILY: Wife, Barbara  SYNAGOGUE: Temple Beth Shalom in Brigantine, NJ  PET: Standard poodle mix named “Winston”  FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza  HOBBIES: Kayaking and K More...

Beth El gathers for Shabbat at Shore

Earlier this month, Cong. Beth El welcomed over 90 of its members to Shabbat at the Shore. More...

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World News

Bar mitzvah fireworks scorch congressman

A suburban New York congressman was accused of soliciting donations from a constituent who sought the lawmaker’s help in gaining government permits for a bar mitzvah fireworks show.  More...

Sacramento & Ashkelon twin despite opposition

The Sacramento City Council voted unanimously to approve a sister-city relationship with Ashkelon, despite opposition from pro-Palestinian organizations.  The vote came after testimony from opponents and supporters, the Sacramento Bee reported.& More...

Amsterdam bridge named for rescuer

The City of Amsterdam will name one of its last remaining nameless bridges for Pieter Meerburg, who saved 350 Jewish children during the Holocaust.  Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan and other dignitaries are scheduled to christen bridge 234 More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

MAX CAMEL, of Voorhees, formerly of Phila., died on Aug. 4. Husband for 63 years of Marilyn Camel. Father of Edie Camel and Audrey Camel. Grandfather of five and great-grandfather of three. More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23  TEMPLE EMANUEL  Canasta for Beginners threeweek session at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 for Sisterhood members and $20 for guests. RSVP to sbermanrobinson@aol.com.  FRIDAY, AUGUST 24  TEMPLE EMANUEL  More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23  SJ JEWISH SINGLES  Monthly meeting and Third Annual Scavenger Hunt at Temple Emanuel at 7:30 p.m. Free to members and $3 for guests. Call Judy at (609) 953- 8649.  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21  CONG. BETH EL  More...

Columns

Summer experiences provide a new perspective on life in Israel

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

It has been over 20 years since I was in school and had summer vacation. Yet, living in Jerusalem, summertime is still a very different season and marks a transition in time. Each summer, the transient population of the city changes. More...

A call to help area’s hungry shows the true meaning of family

FAMILY TALK

In the real world, we generally have brothers, sisters, cousins, uncles, grandparents, and moms and dads who make up our respective families. More...

The ‘money messages’ we send to our children help define our legacy

MONEY MATTERS

Every month I write my column, which is entitled “Money Matters.” I wonder, however, what is the message behind that title? More...

Special Sections

Ryan hailed by Jewish GOPers, but many organizations concerned

WASHINGTON— Anointing   Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney attached a name and face to his fiscal policy.  Jewish Republicans, including the House majority leader, say they are thrilled with Wisconsin’s Ryan emerging as More...

SJ resident among olim joining IDF

Yardena Lane, an 18-year-old Cherry Hill resident, was among 350 olim aboard an Aug. 13 flight to Israel. More...

Mideast

Communities struggle to maintain normalcy near the troubled Sinai border with Egypt

KEREM SHALOM BORDER CROSSING, Israel—Drivers who reach the end of Israeli Route 232 purportedly face a choice: A sign points them either northwest, toward the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, or southeast, toward the Nitz More...

Israeli trail named a top ‘epic’ hike

NATURE

The Israel National Trail was named one of the World’s Best Hikes by National Geographic magazine.  The trail, which extends up to 620 miles from southern to northern Israel, was named one of the 20 top hikes in the Epic Trails section.&nb More...

Part of gold medal ‘belongs to Israel’

OLYMPICS…

Jo Aleh, the New Zealand Jewish Olympian who won gold in the sailing regatta, said part of her medal “belongs to Israel.”  More...

Federation

Laura Nadler is new development associate

The Jewish Federation is pleased to announce that Laura Nadler has joined the Funds Development Team as the new YAD director and development associate.  More...

Life Cycles

Engagement:

BENNETT-KANOFF

Dr. Jack and Carol Kanoff of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their son, Joshua Michael Kanoff, to Kristen Elizabeth Bennett, daughter of William and Barbara Bennett of Baltimore, MD.  Josh earned a B.S. More...

Wedding:

SOBEL-YELLIN

Janine and Mark Sobel of Voorhees announce the marriage of their daughter Megan Regina to Brian Edward Yellin, son of Ellen and Marc Yellin of New Orleans, LA. More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL  DANIEL ETHAN SCHWARTZ, son of Shari Simon, on July 7.  ANDREW LEE BASS, son of Bradford and Bryna Bass, on Aug. 25.  CONG. BETH EL  More...

Editorial

‘People of the Book’ get ready to hit the Jewish books again

It’s that time of year again. Another summer of relaxation has come to an end. The mad rush for school supplies has begun. Parents and students shop the back-to-school sales for the hottest clothing trends and coolest book bags. More...

DRY BONES… The Upbeat Life Coach

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Celebrating Shabbat at the beach offers a view of God’s handiwork

It was Friday late afternoon edging toward evening on a very warm day. My husband Jack, my friend Marilyn, and I arrived at the Margate Library, toting our folding chairs and a cold drink. More...