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‘Girl next door’ helps Haitian children get an education

MEET JORDAN PARENT…

AGE: 16  TOWN: Cherry Hill  PETS: Two dogs; Bella and Ziggy  FAVORITE MOVIE: “Invincible”  FAVORITE FOOD: Chocolate  INTERESTS: Loves sharks and marine biology   More...

All smiles as new school year begins

Moms were all smiles as they dropped their children off at the Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center at the Katz JCC for the first day of school. More...

TALK TO US…

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World News

Jews in the Bible Belt’s small towns face curiosity & ignorance

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.— Sometimes, Benjamin Rosenthal thinks about leaving the small town of Indianola, Miss., pop. More...

Life Cycles

APONTE-HECHT

Diana Margarita Aponte and Jesse Ryan Hecht were married on Aug. 11, 2012 by the Hon. Steven P. Burkett of Cherry Hill, a friend of the groom’s family, at the LaFond Winery and Vineyard in Buellton, CA.  More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL  MORGAN EVE ROCKMACHER, daughter of Stuart and Beth Rockmacher, on Sept. 8.  JACK MOIR, son of Joanne Messey, on Sept. 15.  CONG. BETH EL  More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21  CONG. BETH EL  Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916.  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF  PHILA.  More...

Editorial

Jews imprisoned overseas need their brethren to fight for them

As the holiest days of the year are among us, it is an important time for introspection—a time to reflect on our lives and the lives of those who surround us locally, nationally and internationally.  More...

DRY BONES… The Prophet

Full Story

Confessing our sins & remembering to act nobly

NEW YORK (JTA)—Few prayers are as well known to Jews as Ashamnu (“We have sinned…”) and Al Chet (“For the sin…”), the twin confessions of Yom Kippur. More...

Religion Column

Why Kabbalah states that Yom Kippurim is a day like Purim

Of all the Jewish holidays on the calendar, perhaps the best known and the most widely observed is the great and holy day of Yom Kippur—The Day of Atonement. It is a time that synagogue sanctuaries are teeming with prayer, song and meaning. More...

Retiring Federation CEO Joel Kaber looks back on 40 years of service

He is, above all else, the consummate mensch.   Joel Kaber is earnest, able, humble, smart—and overwhelmingly… menschy. Those who know him well, and those who know him slightly, agree on that.  More...

Mideast

Egyptian admits involvement with film; Jewish connection now seems unlikely

NEW YORK—He’s not a Jew.  At least that’s the latest on the man behind the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims,” which may have fueled attacks on U.S. diplomatic installations in Libya, Egypt and Yemen. More...

Water reservoir found near Western Wall

ARCHEOLOGY

A public water reservoir dating to the First Temple period was unearthed next to the Western Wall.  More...

‘Fifty Shades’ a hit with Israelis

BOOKS…

The first Hebrew printing of the popular novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” sold out in a day.  The 50,000 copies of the book by British author E.L. More...

Federation

Federation’s highest honor: Schulman to receive Community Service Award

Harriet S. Schulman will receive the H. Richard Dollinger Community Service Award at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation. The brunch meeting is set for Sunday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. at the Katz Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill.  More...

Women enjoy day of art at Barnes

Local Lions of Judah enjoyed a recent day of art at the Barnes Foundation as well as a presentation on the origins of modern Jewish art given by Rabbi Lance Sussman of Cong. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

MARVIN ARENSON, 82, of Marlton, died on Sept. 3. Husband for 58 years of Arlene Arenson. Father of Ivan (Diane) Arenson, Amy (Robert) Tegtmeier and Beth (Richard) Levin. Grandfather of seven. More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY,  SEPTEMBER 20  CONG. BETH TIKVAH  Bingo every week at 7:15 p.m. Call 983-8090.  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23  ADATH EMANU-EL  More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21  ADATH EMANU-EL  Tot Shabbat at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Call 608-1200.  TEMPLE EMANUEL  More...

Columns

Life in Israel means learning to adjust to a different set of rules

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

In Israel, kindergarten is housed together with nursery school, so it is only in first grade that children begin attending elementary school. This year, my youngest son, Osher, started first grade. He is in a new school. More...

Cheer for your stomach after a long day fasting

Break-the-fast:

Yom Kippur, the most somber day of the Jewish year, is also called the Day of Atonement and reminds us that we are all accountable for our actions. More...

Compatibility Pack will help Microsoft Word users with older versions

COMPUSCHMOOZE

In my June column, I described using online conversion utilities to help a guest speaker transform his Apple Keynote slide presentation into Microsoft PowerPoint slides. That column prompted Phil Snyder of Mt. More...

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