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Entrepreneur looking to ‘start up’ life after college

MEET JACOB KREIMER…

FAMILY:Dad A.J., mom Racheland sister Leah SYNAGOGUE:Cong. More...

Lions Gate hears about female rabbis

Rabbi Jennifer Frenkel, of Cong. M’kor Shalom, recently spoke about the role of women in the rabbinate. Enjoying the talk were Lions Gate residents Jeanette Mason (left) and Ruth Naness. More...

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World News

New Congress will be missing some of its longtime pro-Israel pillars

WASHINGTON—When the new Congress convenes in January, it will be missing several longtime pillars of support for Israel on Capitol Hill.  More...

Sen. Inouye, hailed by pro-Israel groups, dies

Daniel Inouye, the longtime Hawaii senator described by pro-Israel groups as one of Israel’s best friends in the Senate, has died.  Inouye, 88, and a decorated World War II hero, died of respiratory complications at Walter Reed National Mi More...

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis is new UK chief rabbi

Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, the spiritual leader of one of the largest congregations in London and a former chief rabbi of Ireland, was named Britain’s chief rabbidesignate.  The appointment of Mirvis, 55, of the Finchley Synagogue, was announc More...

Life Cycles

MOSKOWITZ-FOX

Dr. and Mrs. Richard Moskowitz and Dr. and Mrs. Steven Fox, both of Cherry Hill, announce the engagement of their children, Larissa Moskowitz and Jason Fox.   Larissa, a graduate of Penn State Univ. with a B.S. More...

SHEIMAN-KLEIN

Dr. and Mrs. Robert and Sara Sheiman and Dr. and Mrs. Edward and Olga Klein of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their children, Dara Jill Sheiman and Adam Chesler Klein.  More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL  CHARLOTTE RHEA SILVER COHEN, daughter of Adam Silver; Granddaughter of Marci Silver Cohen, on Dec. 15.  JOSHUA MICHAEL BUCK, son of Joel and Jeannette Buck, on Dec. 15.  CONG. BETH EL  More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28  CONG. BETH TIKVAH  Family Shabbat at 7 p.m. Call 983-8090.  FRIDAY, JANUARY 4  ADATH EMANU-EL  Family Shabbat at 7 p.m. All are welcome. More...

Columns

Make the New Year a time of new beginnings by volunteering to help

FAMILY TALK

Hard to believe, but 2013 is now upon us. After the fun and fanciful holidays, most take time to reflect on the past year’s events—and what it means for the year to come. More...

Hot new fiction to help warm those long, cold winter nights

LIBRARIANS’ ROUNDTABLE

The shortest days of the year bring the longest, darkest evenings—the perfect time to settle in with a good book. Not sure what to read? We can help! Our shelves are filled with new novels that will keep you turning pages all winter. More...

Now is the perfect time for charitable giving

MONEY MATTERS

By the time this column is published, Chanukah will be over and we will be headed towards yearend. How are these two seemingly different events related?  More...

Special Sections

Jewish schools reconsider security and how to talk about tragedy

NEW YORK— Like many other mothers, Patti Weiss Levy’s heart broke when she heard about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. More...

Mideast

Will Israel-Palestinian issues cause sparks or be on back burner in Obama’s second term?

WASHINGTON—Is history about to repeat itself? President Obama’s first three years in office saw some serious tussling with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the peace process and settlements. More...

Women detained for prayer shawls

WESTERN WALL

Four women were detained at the Western Wall by Israeli police for trying to enter the site with prayer shawls.  The women were planning to participate in a special service for the beginning of the new Hebrew month of Tevet.  More...

Rabbi OKs recognition of non-Orthodox streams

BREAKTHROUGH…

A prominent Israeli Orthodox rabbi has called for state recognition of non-Orthodox steams of Judaism.  More...

Federation

Super Sunday engages the entire community

A wise man once said, “Many hands make light work,” and 2013 Super Sunday Cochairs Jamie Dollinger and Suzanne Levy-Polikoff are personally inviting the entire community to lend their hands as volunteers for this important annual phon-a-t More...

Super Mitzvahs set for Super Sunday 2013

After a successful first community service program on Dec. More...

WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPY

Gathered together for a light moment at “Laughter and Latkes,” the Chanukah celebration sponsored by Jewish Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy, were (from left), Cindy Yellin, More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

MIRIAM FINK, of Moorestown, formerly of Cherry Hill, died on Dec. 15. Wife of the late Bernard Fink. Mother of Michael R. Fink and Mindy R. Fink. Sister of Gladys H. Glassman. Grandmother of five.  More...

William Remer dies; devoted to South Jersey Jewry & Israel

William Remer, a dedicated philanthropist and volunteer who was devoted to the wellbeing of Southern New Jersey’s Jewish community and to the State of Israel, died on Dec. 12.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28 TEMPLE EMANUEL Shabbat Machshava Service at 8 p.m. All are welcome. Call Cantor Neil at 489-0029, ext. 121. MONDAY, DECEMBER 31 TEMPLE EMANUEL More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF  PHILA.  Watch the 6 p.m. fireworks over Penn’s Landing. Meet at 5:45 p.m. at the seating area at the foot of the Walnut St. Bridge at Front and Walnut Sts. Go out to dinner after. More...

Editorial

Our hearts go out to those grieving after the tragedy at Sandy Hook

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that tragically took the lives of 20 innocent young children as well as the adults who tried to save them, Americans have found themselves asking very difficult questions.  More...

DRY BONES…

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Letters

Israel’s policies will yield disaster

Israel is stuck in the Einstein definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Hamas is here to stay. So, find a way to interact with them. More...

Religion Column

Fulfilling God’s plan by growing in compassion & humility

Parashat Vayehi Gen. 47:28-50:26  More...