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Evesham School Trustee resigns position over alleged remarks

Rosemary Bernardi steps down from the Evesham school board and state association

Rosemary Bernardi, the Evesham Township trustee under fire for alleged anti-semitic remarks, tonight quit her positions on the local school board and the New Jersey School Boards Association.In an email addressed to Evesham school officials, Bernardi More...

Disability has never slowed down this Eagle Scout & passionate Jew

MEET ROBBIE FRIEDNER…

AGE: 56  FAMILY: Wife Debbie; children Sarina, Ari, and Ilan; 5 grandchildren  SYNAGOGUE: Cong. More...

Helping care for furry friends

As part of her tzedakah project for her bat mitzvah, Mount Laurel student Gila Ross hosted a successful Humane Education Day at the Larchmont Elementary School. More...

World News

Federations back Sharansky compromise

The Jewish Federations of North America’s board of trustees passed a resolution supporting Natan Sharansky’s proposed compromise on egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall.  More...

U.S. publishes details of secret Israeli base

The U.S. government published on a federal website details of a top-secret base in Israel to house the Arrow 3 missile defense system.  More...

Yiddish institute says word misspelled

The winning word in the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee was not spelled correctly, according to the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.  Arvind Mahankali, 13, of Bayside Hills, NY, defeated 10 other finalists on May 30 in National Harbor, MD, More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

BUDD BERNARD AXELROD, M.D., died on May 21. Husband for 63 years of Jeanette Axelrod. Father of Barbara (Dr. Miles) McFarland, Esq., Daniel (Marcia) Axelrod, Lawrence Axelrod, M.D. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12  NATIONAL MUSEUM OF  AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY  Entrepreneur and Shoe Designer, Stuart Weitzman, will kick off a new speaker series at 7 p.m. Cost is $18 for members and $25 for guests. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA.  Dinner and planning meeting at the Rib Rack Restaurant in Phila. at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Jon at 787-0325.  SATURDAY, JUNE 15 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA.  More...

Columns

Confronting the breast cancer gene: CEO Jennifer Weiss forges an aggressive path

FEDERATION 411

In 1990 I became familiar first-hand with breast cancer. My mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer at age 42. I had just graduated from college and was able to be home and be part of the journey she would endure.  More...

Jews in America today come in all shapes, sizes and colors

FRONT & CENTER

Have you heard the one about the college student who visits his grandmother at her high-rise? It’s his first visit to the building and when he gets into the elevator he is joined by one of the older tenants. More...

Paying for software as a subscription has multiple advantages

COMPUSCHMOOZE

It’s been the same drill for several decades now. You buy a popular software program, bring it home, open a box, take out a disc or discs, and install it on your computer. More...

Special Sections

Could desalination technology help Israel achieve a water surplus?

PALMACHIM, Israel—  As construction workers pass through sandy corridors between huge rectangular buildings at this desalination plant on Israel’s southern coastline, the sound of rushing water resonates from behind a concrete wall.& More...

Mideast

Electric cars grind to halt

ECONOMY

The electric car company Better Place filed for bankruptcy in an Israeli court.  In a motion filed in Tel Aviv’s Central District Court to dissolve the company, Better Place said it was looking for a temporary liquidator.  More...

Lucky toad finds a home

ENVIRONMENT…

Students from an elementary school in the Golan Heights returned a rare toad to the wild after finding it in a stream near their school.  The Eastern Spadefoot toad, an endangered species, was discovered near the Avital elementary school at Kibb More...

Netanyahu slams anti-Arab racism

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned racism against Israeli Arabs and vandalism attacks against Palestinians.  More...

Federation

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey wants to take YOU to Israel!

Wouldn’t you like to go?  More...

Jesse finds his connection at Federation

Jesse described his pre-teenage self as “the model Conservative Jewish young man.” He and his family observed the holidays, went to synagogue, kept kosher, and he attended a Jewish day school. More...

Life Cycles

EISNER-APPEL

June and Steven Eisner of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Jodi Lynn Eisner, to Dr. Douglas Scott Appel, son of Arthur and Cathy Appel of Marlboro.  More...

Births:

HITCHINS   Kenneth and Sharon Roth of Medford are pleased to announce the birth of their third grandchild, Clare Victoria (Chanah Mayim), on Sept. 10, 2012. The proud parents are Sari and Charles Hitchins of E. Brunswick, NJ. More...

Editorial

Lautenberg’s accomplishments will improve the lives of millions

Raised in a Jewish immigrant household in Patterson, N.J., Frank Lautenberg’s love of country, Israel, and commitment to equality and fairness were driving forces during his many years as one of the Garden State’s most influential policy More...

DRY BONES… In Israel

Full Story

What if Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels had tweeted?

JERUSALEM—What could Goebbels have done with 140 characters?  The question, disturbing as it might sound, can no longer be approached only as theoretical.  More...

Religion Column

The prophet gets lost, but the donkey knows the way

Parashat Balak Num. 22:2-25:9  “I erred because I did not know you were standing in my way.” (Numbers 22:34)  More...