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MEET DRS. LEAH & MARVIN ZISKIN…

CHILDREN: Dan, 49, Alan, 47, & Jennie, 44  JEWISH ROLE MODELS: Leah— Henrietta Szold Marvin— Albert Einstein  FAVORITE MOVIE: Leah— Dr. More...

JGH Auxiliary hears from noted ethicist

Dr. Warren Brandwine, noted medical ethicist and medical director of Children of the Americas, was the keynote speaker at the opening meeting and luncheon for the Jewish Geriatric Home Auxiliary. More...

TALK TO US…

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World News

1 million U.S. Jews look outside synagogue

Some one million American Jews—or one in six—are actively seeking Jewish expression and engagement outside of synagogue life, according to a new study.  More...

Quaker group divests from companies in Israel

A Quaker group removed a French and an American company from its financial portfolio due to what it calls the companies’ involvement with Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands.  More...

Poll indicates strong U.S. support

ISRAEL POPULAR…

Seventy percent of Americans view Israel favorably, according to a survey conducted by the Foreign Policy Initiative.  Moreover, when asked their view of Israel, nearly 81 percent of political conservatives shared that view while the number was More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

HYMAN GAIL, of Cherry Hill, died on Sept. 30. Husband of Ilene Gail. Father of Clifford Gail and Barbara (Bruce Faulseit) Gail. Brother of Ceil Klinger. Grandfather of two.  More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19  CONG. BETH EL  Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916.  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16  CONG. BETH EL  Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. More...

New singles group for adults 55+ starts at Katz JCC

After many phone calls from singles in their 60s and 70s inquiring about a singles group, the JCC decided to schedule a Wine & Cheese Singles Mingle this past June to determine whether an ongoing group could emerge from these requests. More...

Columns

Election season in the U.S. brings thoughts of my two ‘homelands’

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

With the U.S. presidential election upon us, many Americans living in Israel ask themselves if they should vote. Like many Americans, some ask if their vote really matters. Unlike most, some ask if they even have a right to vote.  More...

Shalom V’lehetra’ot—the best for our community is still ahead

FEDUCATION

Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) is the festival of thanksgiving on the occasion of the final ingathering of the harvest. The Sukkah symbolizes Gd’s protection of our ancestors during their 40 years of wandering in the wilderness of Sinai. More...

Teachers can take advantage of online Jewish educational resources

COMPUSCHMOOZE

As we return from the High Holidays and the festivals, many teachers will be focusing on reengaging their students in the study of Jewish traditions and teachings. More...

 

Intersection of religion & politics explored at Catholic-Jewish event

Abortion, gay marriage, prayer in public schools—hot-button issues often argued from religious viewpoints. Where is the line separating church and state and what role should religion play in public policy?  More...

Israel heading for early elections

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announcing early elections in Israel at a news conference at his office in Jerusalem. More...

Mideast

Eilat hotel shooting raises questions about recruitment for Israel programs

TEL AVIV—The recent shooting of an Israeli hotel employee by an American Jewish intern is raising questions about how Israel internship programs for Diaspora Jews recruit and screen applicants.  More...

Palestinians protest Gilad Shalit honor

SPANISH AWARD

Palestinian groups called on Arab sports and soccer unions to protest a Spanish soccer club’s invitation to former Israeli captive Gilad Shalit.  The Catalan soccer team invited Shalit to be its guest of honor at the Super Clasico match ag More...

Study: Obama’s name influences Israeli views

NAMES…

President Obama’s middle name, Hussein, can influence the way he is perceived by Israelis, a new study found.  Researchers at the University of Haifa and University of Texas found that when Obama’s middle name was used to identify hi More...

Federation

‘Far-sighted’ headliner will entertain Federation donors at Nov. 1 event

MAJOR GIFTS DINNER

If our audience believes Sidney Friedman can foretell where the economy is headed and who will be our next president as accurately as he forecasts Oscar winners, he will face a lot of questions on November 1. More...

Life Cycles

ELKAN-RESPLER

Barbara and Rob Elkan of Cherry Hill and Ruth and Alan Respler, also of Cherry Hill, announce the engagement of their children, Madeleine Elkan and Andrew Respler.  Madeleine is the granddaughter of Leah Kalina of Voorhees, the late Gershon Pres More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17  ADATH EMANU-EL  Cantor Messinger teaches Torah Trope for all. Learn how to follow along in the Torah ceremony. Cost is $18 for members and $23 for non-members. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 ADATH EMANU-EL Tot Shabbat at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Call 608-1200.  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 TEMPLE EMANUEL Mini-Minyan Pot Luck   More...

Editorial

Jews of all political leanings can support Israel—and stay healthy

Next month, the United States faces a presidential election that has Jews throughout America divided as to which candidate to support. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Sometimes our kids make a point we didn’t think of first

SAN FRANCISCO—“You don’t mind me applying to West Point Military Academy, Mom, do you?”  “West Point?” I thought, surprised.  But it was fall. Graduation seemed like light years away.  More...

Letters

Changing the world through music

One sure way to know that a change for the better has taken place throughout the Islamic world, would be the announcement in all forms of media communications that The Damascus Philharmonic Orchestra has opened the new season. More...

Religion Column

Lekh Lekhah and the journey to becoming the best we can be

Parashah Lekh Lekhah Gen. 12:1-17:27  Forty-five years ago, on the Shabbat of this parashah, I stood on the bimah of Cong. Beth Torah in Willingboro, led the service, read Torah and recited my haftarah in honor of becoming a Bar Mitzvah. More...

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