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Nine-year-old has a love of learning and Jewish life

MEET MAIA JORDAN…

FAMILY: Mother, Rachael; stepfather, Kenny; dad, Eric; stepmother Christina; sisters Ayelet, 2, and Orli, 9 months; brother, Gabriel, 2  FAVORITE BOOK: “Number the Stars” by Lois Lowry &nb More...

Adath Emanu-El hosts Muslim children

Adath Emanu-El Rabbi Benjamin David recently answered questions about Judaism for a group of children from the Alnasar Mosque of Willingboro. More...

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World News

Seattle victim spurred by Sandy Hook tragedy

Cheryl Stumbo, a victim in the 2006 Seattle Jewish federation shootings, has begun advocating for stricter gun control following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Conn.  More...

Dutch workers remove swastika

Workers in a Dutch town braved thin ice to remove Nazi symbols etched into the surface of a frozen lake.  Sanitation workers in the town of Hellevoetsluis first attempted to walk to the area where the Nazi salutation “Sieg Heil!” and More...

Rabbis criticize JCC early Shabbat opening

Rabbis in Winnipeg have criticized a decision by the Jewish community center in the Canadian city to open earlier on Shabbat.  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

STEPHEN J. BELLITZ, of Cherry Hill, died on Jan. 21. Father of Samantha Bellitz and Marissa (James Blackwell) Bellitz. Son of Bernard and the late Alice Bellitz. Grandfather of one.  More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB  OF PHILA. Visit to the Penn Univ. Museum at noon includes a lecture, viewing the Roman mosaic from Lod, Israel, and making your own mosaic. Dinner at the Tandoor India buffet restaurant afterwards. More...

Editorial

Mourning an icon—Ed Koch, New York mayor and proud Jew

Jews in America, Israel, and throughout the world lost one of our most outspoken and endearing champions last week when Ed Koch died at the age of 88. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

How America has avoided the position of ‘chief rabbi’

(Jewish Ideas Daily)—The public face of world Jewry will change this summer. Come September, both England and Israel will install new chief rabbis. More...

Religion Column

It takes a lifetime to learn to live by ‘The Golden Rule’

Parashat Mishpatim Exodus 21:1-24:18  More...

 

Marla Meyers chosen as JFCS executive director

Voorhees resident Marla Meyers has been named the new executive director of Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS), announced Mark Shapiro, JFCS president. More...

Super Sunday a super success!

  The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey held its annual Super Sunday and Super Week phone-a-thons Jan. 27-31. Volunteers made over 15,000 calls. More...

Mideast

Stanley Fischer will step down

ECONOMY

Stanley Fischer is stepping down from his position as governor of the Bank of Israel.  Fischer, 69, will be leaving office on June 30 after serving eight years that included shepherding the Israeli economy through the global financial crisis of More...

Singing gets girl suspended

‘THE VOICE’…

An Israeli teenager was suspended from her religious high school for singing on Israel’s version of “The Voice.”  Ofir Ben Sheetrit of Ashdod reportedly was suspended for singing in public after complaints from parents of her f More...

Health Ministry halts contraception

Israel’s Health Ministry has ordered the four public health maintenance organizations to stop giving Ethiopian Israelis a longacting contraception injection.  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...

KRENGEL-RUDER

Sharon and Jay Ruder of Cherry Hill and Linda and Charles Krengel of Owings Mills, MD are delighted to announce the engagement of their children, Andrew Ruder and Shelby Krengel.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7  TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM  Sisterhood bingo at 6:30 p.m. Details at www.tbsonline.org/bingo.  POMEGRANATE GUILD OF  JUDAIC NEEDLEWORK  More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9  TEMPLE EMANUEL  Mini-Minyan Service and Oneg for grades K-3 begins at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. RSVP to Tracey Graeff at 489- 0029, ext. 115.  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10  TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM  More...

Voice Camp Guide 2013

CAMP GAN ISRAEL   More...

Columns

Israel’s election sends the country into a new and uncertain future

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

There is a clear change happening on the Israeli political landscape. It is a time of transition and a time of hope. More...

A special thanks for showing ‘The Power of Our Community!’

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

It was an energy that you could feel in your bones. The Strength of a People. The Power of Community.  More...

My Valentine and I are still going strong after a lifetime of togetherness

SALLY’S WORLD

When I first met my Valentine, we were both younger than springtime and convinced that our love would conquer all.  When first I dated my Valentine—and “dated” was the term of art, back then, for the ritual dance of courtship&m More...

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