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Immigrant to America helping those newly arrived on these shores

MEET ALBERT HAYOUN…

FAMILY:Wife Rochelle; childrenJennifer, Lauren &Karen; grandson Joey MOST RECENTLY READBOOK FOR PLEASURE:“Eats, Shoots &Leaves”by Lynne Truss INTERESTS:Music, baseball &grammar FAVORITE TRAVELS:Puerto Rico and placeswhere he c More...

Beth El cuts the ribbon on GaGa

Cong. Beth El recently cut the ribbon on its new GaGa court, located in the rear of the Beth El playground. More...

TALK TO US…

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World News

IRA rollover reinstated

As a result of the recent agreement averting the “fiscal cliff,” individuals who are at least 70 1/2 years old can donate up to $100,000 from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to a qualified charity—such as the Fede More...

Jewish groups welcome Netanyahu’s Wall initiative

Three U.S. Jewish groups welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s initiative to review restrictions on women’s prayer at the Western Wall.  More...

Table tennis standout skips match for Shabbat

An 11-year-old New York girl was disqualified from the 2012 U.S. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

JULIUS FRIEDMAN, of Voorhees and Delray Beach, FL died on Dec. 19. Husband of Carole Goldin and the late Elinor Friedman. Father of Matthew (Randi) Friedman and Andrew (Cheryl) Friedman. Step-father of Sharon Goldin and Kenny Goldin. More...

Arthur Z. Silver, active volunteer, passes away at 77

Arthur Z. Silver, an active volunteer with the Jewish Federation, the JCC, and Cong. M’kor Shalom, died on Dec. 29. He was 77. A longtime Cherry Hill resident, he was living in Philadelphia at the time of his death.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10  CONG. BETH TIKVAH  Bingo at 7:15 p.m. Call 983- 8090.  FRIDAY, JANUARY 11  ADATH EMANU-EL  More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13  ADATH EMANU-EL  Tu B’Shevat Cradle Roll at 11:30 a.m. for children ages 2 1/2 through five years. Parent must attend with a child. RSVP is required. Call 608-1200.  CONG. More...

Columns

Charismatic young leaders adding to the Israeli political scene

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

Growing up at Temple Beth Sholom, I often heard Rabbi Lewis lament over the division between the religious and the secular in Israel. More...

The rebbitzin’s recipes: Celebrate the land of Israel on Tu B’Shevat

COOKING

Tu B’Shevat, the 15th day in the Jewish month of Shevat, is known as the New Year for Trees. This year it will be celebrated on Shabbat, Jan. 26. More...

Join JCRC to make a difference throughout the year

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY

I recently had a phone conversation with an active board member who has been overseas for a few months but has heard about the tremendous turnouts at our agency’s monthly board meetings and community-wide events. More...

Special Sections

Reform & AIPAC stake out opposing positions on Palestinians

WASHINGTON— Two major Jewish groups are at odds over the prospect of penalties for the Palestinians in the wake of their enhanced U.N. status. More...

Israel remembers Newtown victims

National Hadassah President Marcie Natan (right) planting a tree in memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., at the Jewish National Fund’s Beersheva More...

Mideast

3.5-million people visit Israel in 2012

TOURISM

Some 3.5-million people visited Israel during 2012. The number represents a four percent increase over 2011, according to Israel’s Ministry of Tourism.  More...

Tel Aviv offers free Wi-Fi to all

HIGH TECH…

The city of Tel Aviv is set to offer free Wi-Fi to its residents and guests.  The $1.6-million project will provide a free high-speed Internet connection throughout the city as well as technical support all day, every day, Haaretz reported.  More...

Secret meeting on Syrian weapons

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan’s King Abdullah II in a secret meeting in Jordan talked about chemical weapons in Syria’s civil war.  Unnamed senior Israeli officials confirmed the meeting to Israeli media outlet More...

Federation

Our support makes a difference

On Sunday, Jan. 27, over 10,000 men and women throughout Southern New Jersey will be called as part of Super Sunday, the largest annual fundraiser conducted by the Jewish Federation. More...

Author Laura Black to talk empowerment

Often times, big BUTS stop women from taking that next step: I’d love to get a promotion, BUT I’m not as smart as my coworker, or I’d start my own business in a heartbeat, BUT I’m not that good at math.  More...

Life Cycles

GOTTLIEB-ROTH

Marilyn and Steve Roth of Cherry Hill and Kathy and Jack Gottlieb of Solon, Ohio, announce the engagement of their children, Jonathan Roth and Amy Gottlieb.  Amy graduated from Lehigh Univ. with a B.S. degree in Accounting. More...

DUBIN

Lauren (nee Plasky) and Brian Dubin of New York, NY, announce the birth of their daughter, Avery Reese, on Aug. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13  SJ JEWISH SINGLES  Brunch at the Coastline at noon. Cost is $14.95 plus tax and $2.50 for drinks. Call Judy at 609-953-8649.  FRIDAY, JANUARY 18  CONG. BETH EL  Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. More...

Letters

Reader disagrees with recent letter

Richard Goodwin (in his Dec. 26 letter, “Israel’s policies will yield disaster,” p. 6) demonstrates a lack of understanding common to most of the “if only Israel” crowd.  More...

Religion Column

Empowered Jewish engagement begins with experiential education

Parashat Bo Ex. 10:1-13:16  In the Torah portion Bo, the Israelites as a nation receive their first commandment, which is that of Rosh Hodesh—sanctifying the new month. More...