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Argentina native translates miracles for families at CHOP

MEET KARINA WOLFSON…

AGE: 48  FAMILY: Husband Mark; children, Melanie, 26, Bianca, 23, Gabe, 20, & Dayna, 9  SYNAGOGUE: Mikveh Israel-The Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue in Philadelphia  HOBBIES: Cooking & More...

John Adler’s sons help plan event

John Adler’s sons (from left), Alex, Andrew, and Oliver are helping to plan JNF’s Congressman John Adler Memorial 5K for H2O. The race will be held at Cooper River Park Stadium on Apr. More...

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World News

For a Jewish school in downtown Brussels, it’s relocate or shut down

BRUSSELS—On the third floor of the Belgian capital’s oldest Jewish school, Jacquy Wajc pauses to listen to the eerie silence that hangs in the hallways.  More...

A stay at American camp opens eyes of Israelis

TEL AVIV—After serving three years of mandatory army service, Guy Eisenberg felt like many Israeli military veterans: He wanted to get away and have some fun.  Thailand or India would have been a natural choice. More...

Life Cycles

WEINSTEIN-ADLER

Sherry and Len Weinstein, of Langhorne, PA and Margate, and Jay and Jeannette Adler, of Cherry Hill, are delighted to announce the engagement of their children, Amy Weinstein and Harris Adler.  More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

CONG. BETH EL  BRANDON GUERRA, son of Tina and Michael Guerra, on Feb. 2.   AMANDA SELIGMAN, daughter of Meredith and Scott Seligman, on Feb. 2.  BENJAMIN DIAS, son of Heidi and Alan Dias, on Feb. 2.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21  CONG. BETH TIKVAH  Bingo every week at 7:15 p.m. Call 983-8090. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23  CONG. BETH EL  Mitzvah and Masquerade Purim Adult Celebration begins at 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the community. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF  PHILA.  More...

Editorial

Iran’s bid to buy banned items adds to nuclear worry for Israel

Iran’s recently discovered attempt to purchase tens of thousands of highly specialized magnets is yet another sign that the country is plotting a major expansion of its nuclear program.  More...

DRY BONES…

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Those who risked their lives were ‘not ordinary at all’

(Jewish Ideas Daily)—United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki- Moon dedicated this year’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day to rescuers of Nazi victims who were not famous heroes but little-known people living “ordinary” More...

Religion Column

Purim is a holiday that also holds meaning for grown ups

As our society has become more child-centered over the last two generations, so have Jewish holiday celebrations. A generation ago, if there was one television set in the family room, it was the parents’ program that was viewed. More...

 

M’kor Shalom’s Rabbi Address launches ‘Boomer Generation Radio’

Rabbi Richard F. Address, senior rabbi of Cong. M’kor More...

Laugh it up! And that’s an order

Purim:

NEW YORK—  Little kids will laugh at anything. The simplest knock-knock joke or a tickle fest—even the threat of one—can so easily end in hysterics. More...

Mideast

Does Obama plan to revive Israel-Palestinian peacemaking?

Analysis:

WASHINGTON—Is President Obama’s plan to visit Israel a sign that he’s ready to take another shot at Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking? More...

David Hartman dies at age 81

MOURNED

Rabbi David Hartman, a Jewish philosopher who founded the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, has died.  Hartman died in Israel following a long illness. He was 81.  More...

Woman turns tables on Tel Aviv gov’t.

‘SCHLEMIELISM’…

Hila Ben Baruch was painted into a corner and came out swinging.  Ben Baruch recently parked her car in a legal space near her Tel Aviv apartment but returned to find the spot repainted for use by the handicapped— and her vehicle towed.&nb More...

Federation

New Coach for Funds Development Team

Sam Young joined the Funds Development team as the new Chief Development Officer of the Jewish Federation of SNJ at the beginning of January. His responsibilities include fundraising, leadership development and related activities. More...

Washington Mission set for Apr. 25

A Jewish Federation group will travel to Washington DC on Thursday, Apr. 25. More...

Hostesses with the ‘Mostest’

Shopping at Mixellaneous, which donated 10% of purchases to the Jewish Federation Annual Campaign, were (from left), Lisa Lipman; Missy Wayne, cochair; Lori Oppen; Jill Hammel; and Valerie Linden, co More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

NORMA BENIMOFF, of Marlton, died on Jan. 26. Wife of the late Dr. Murray Benimoff. Mother of Dr. Alissa (Dr. James) Fox and Dr. Nicholas (Elizabeth) Benimoff. Grandmother of three. She graduated from the Ohio State Univ. More...

Evelyn ‘Evie’ Bass, real estate agent, devoted volunteer

Evelyn “Evie” Bass, a fixture in Southern New Jersey real estate for three decades and a devoted volunteer, died on Feb. 5 at the age of 78 at Lions Gate.  More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22  CONG. BETH TIKVAH  Family Shabbat Service at 7:15 p.m. Call 983-8090. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23  ADATH EMANU-EL  Family Special Needs Shabbat at 10 a.m. Free and open to the community. Call 608-1200.  CONG. More...

Voice Camp Guide

CAMP GAN ISRAEL More...

Columns

Join us in Washington to advocate for critical services & programs

FEDERATION 411

Two weeks ago in our nation’s capital, I was given the opportunity to demonstrate how Jewish Federation represents the Power of a People and the Strength of Community. More...

JFCS director looks forward to building on the past to brighten the future

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

“The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.”—author David Weinbaum  More...

Watching our granddaughter assert her independence in the adult world

SALLY’S WORLD

She’s 11 now. It’s an age of change, an age of uncertainty and surely an age when little girls morph overnight into big girls.  More...

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