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Kellman Brown student leads with her heart and soul

MEET LIZZIE COHEN…

FAMILY: Parents Stefanie and Steve; sisters Jessica, 20, and Maddie, 16  FAVORITE FOOD: Pasta  BEST TRIP EVER: Galapagos Islands vacation  FAVORITE TV SHOWS: Shark Tank, Cake Boss and Dance Moms More...

Politz students talk about security

Mike Muzzo (left), Cherry Hill School District security officer, recently came to Politz Day School to assess the school’s security procedures and to talk to students about school safety. More...

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World News

$5-million budget hole is latest woe for Conservative synagogue group

NEW YORK—The congregational arm of the Conservative movement ran a cumulative budget deficit of more than $5- million over the past two years, JTA has learned, renewing longstanding concerns for the future of one of the movement’s key ins More...

Rabbi Wernick responds: We’ve made great strides

NEW YORK (JTA)—For the last 3 1/2 years, I have been working intensely with our leadership to reengineer United Synagogue and make it a relevant, effective instrument for strengthening and expanding Conservative kehillot, congregations. More...

Jewish leaders join to ban assault weapons

An interfaith alliance including Jewish religious and lay leaders is seeking a ban on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines.  More...

Life Cycles

INSELMAN-YOUNG

Marc and Ilene Inselman of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Inselman, to Brian Young, son of Barbara Young of Cherry Hill.  Samantha is a graduate of Pennsylvania State Univ. More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL   SETH GABRIEL HELLER, son of Howard and Michelle Heller, on Jan. 5.  JENNIFER CECELIA ROBIN, daughter of Charles and Miae Robin, on Jan. 19.  CONG. BETH EL   More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24  SJ JEWISH SINGLES  Meeting at Temple Emanuel at 7:30 p.m. Dr. D. Atkins, who has developed self-massage techniques, will be the guest speaker. Free to members and $3 for guests. More...

Editorial

Hagel needs to answer questions before the Senate confirms him

President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, former Senator Chuck Hagel, will have a lot of questions to answer during his upcoming confirmation hearing. More...

DRY BONES…

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Tolkien B’Shevat: Looking to the Middle-earth folk

LOS ANGELES—What lore does Bilbo Baggins have to share with us about Tu B’Shevat?  More...

Religion Column

Tu B’Shevat teaches us about trees—and people

This coming Shabbat coincides with the holiday of Tu B’Shevat, popularly known as the New Year for trees. In truth, the 15th of the month of Shevat is one of the four new years we learn about in the Mishna. More...

 

Federation expands services with new Aleph Home Care

The Jewish Federation has created a brand new home care department, Aleph Home Care, to expand the services Federation and its agencies provide to those who need home health care services. More...

Fathers and sons connect at Cong. Beth Tikvah program

In recent years, it seems as if everywhere one turns, children, teens and their parents are either texting, posting comments on Facebook, or downloading apps to iPads and iPhones. More...

Mideast

A new Shamir’s star is rising as Yair follows in the family tradition

TEL AVIV—Yair Shamir says he doesn’t discuss hypotheticals.  For the Israeli Air Force commander turned technocrat turned politician, these topics include how to respond to settlement evacuations or achieve Palestinian statehood, a f More...

Two Israeli films are nominated

OSCAR

Two Israeli films are among the five nominated for best documentary for the Academy Awards.  More...

Asteroid named for Hebrew Univ.

SPACE…

The International Astronomical Union named an asteroid in honor of the Hebrew University.  Asteroid 271,763 was discovered by David Levy and Wendee Levy of Arizona, and Tom Glinos of Canada. More...

Federation

Super Sunday Mitzvah Camp

If you are a parent of young children, Sunday mornings are not a time for sleeping in and reading the paper. They are chaotic maelstroms of family togetherness! More...

Get Your Questions Answered

Do you find yourself wondering, “How can I help my community more?” “Where do my Federation dollars go?” or “What do Jewish Federation and its agencies do?”  More...

Young Women’s Division

The Jewish Federation’s Young Women’s Division recently hosted its Annual Brunch. The Jan. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

BARRY R. ARNOLD, of Voorhees, died on Jan. 11. Husband of Mary Goldstein Arnold. Father of Michele (Gennaro) DiMeo, Michael (Tatiana) Goldstein and Todd Arnold. Son of Geraldine and the late Louis Arnold. Brother of Pamela (David) Fleisher. More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24  CONG. BETH EL  Library Short Story Discussion Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. to discuss “Someone To Talk To” by Deborah Eisenberg. Open to the public. Call 675-1166, ext. 503.  CONG. More...

Kid Stuff

Voice Camp Guide 2013

CAMP GAN ISRAEL 1925 Kresson Rd. Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 856-874-1500 www.GanIsraelSNJ.org Info@GanIsraelSNJ.org  More...

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25  TEMPLE EMANUEL  Mini-Minyan Pot Luck Dinner and Shabbat Service for grades K-3 begins at 6 p.m. All are welcome. RSVP to Mayda at 489-0029, ext. 13.  SUNDAY, JANUARY 27  CONG. More...

Columns

Whirlwind of activity for Federation leadership during first 100 days

A WORD FROM THE WEISS

A new president of our country is expected to hit the ground running. From the minute he walks in the door of the White House the clock starts ticking down his first 100 days in office. More...

Florida Reunion brings together South Jersey friends for a cause

MONEY MATTERS

For the past 16 wonderful winter seasons, the Jewish Community Foundation has gathered snowbirds and snowflakes from Southern New Jersey for a day or two of reminiscing at the Southern New Jersey Florida Reunion. More...

Battlefield of beauty—the dos and don’ts of the cosmetic counter

SALLY’S WORLD

I approach the counter, and I try to smile. But the “consultant” in her jacket of palest peach will have none of it. No smiling! This is serious business. More...

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