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Local News

Local veteran shares story of WWII flight and life well lived

MEET JOSEPH STRIP…

SYNAGOGUE: Temple Emanuel  HOBBIES: Classical music, computers & swimming  TRAVELS: Israel, Europe, North Africa, Japan, China & South America  LEAST FAVORITE FOODS: “Won&rsquo More...

Emanuel serves up food & prayers

Despite stormy weather, the Temple Emanuel Men’s Club happily served up a recent Shabbat Evening Open House BBQ full of great foods, warm friendships, and heartfelt prayers. More...

TALK TO US…

‘Who’s news?’ will appear on this page of every issue of the Voice. More...

World News

Orthodox patrol guards mosque

An Orthodox Jewish patrol group in London said it would protect a mosque after a rise in hate crimes against Muslims.  The Shomrim patrol group accepted a request for protection by the North London Community Centre in Cazenove Road, an Islamic i More...

Einstein-signed Bible fetches over $68,000

A Bible signed by Albert Einstein sold for $68,500 at an auction in New York City.  The Bible was part of a fine books and manuscripts auction at Bonhams, The Associated Press reported. More...

Merger announced between federations

A federation north of Boston merged with Greater Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies in an effort to bring financial stability and expanded programs to the region’s Jewish organizations.  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

ROBERT BERMAN, of Cherry Hill, died on June 20. Husband of the late Sondra Berman. Father of Marcia (Matthew Pachman) Berman and Michele (Curt) Golkow. Brother of Samuel Berman. Grandfather of four. More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, JULY 11  CONG. BETH TIKVAH  Bingo at 7:15 p.m. Call 983- 8090.  FRIDAY, JULY 12  TEMPLE EMANUEL  More...

Editorial

Local legislators fight for funding to help NJ Holocaust survivors

It is crucial that Jews preserve the memories of those who were lost in the Holocaust. We must remember the times of cruelty and suffering so such an injustice never occurs again. More...

DRY BONES… Asked & Answered

Full Story

Jewish values dictate protecting gay marriage

NEW YORK—In the early 1970s, while I was CEO of the Seagram Company, public dialogue about gay rights was largely nonexistent in corporate America. More...

Religion Column

Tisha B’Av recalls what we have lost—and what we have

Tisha B’Av is widely considered the single saddest day of our Jewish year. It is the day on which the first Temple fell in the year 586 BCE. It is the day on which the second Temple fell in the year 70. More...

 

American talent & ownership upends Israel’s basketball world

Ido Kozikaro stepped from his car and was engulfed by a delirious mob in Haifa who grabbed him, hoisted him onto its shoulders and paraded him to a Japanese restaurant. More...

World watching as Morsi ousted

Egyptian protesters holding an anti-Morsi poster in Tahrir Square in Cairo shortly before the military’s ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, July 3. More...

Mideast

Medicinal weed OK, Orthodox rabbi rules

MARIJUANA

An Israeli Orthodox rabbi ruled that distributing and smoking medicinal marijuana is kosher, but using weed for fun is forbidden.  More...

Envoy Oren to leave post

DIPLOMAT…

Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to Washington, announced that he will be leaving his post this fall.  “Israel and the United States have always enjoyed a special relationship and, throughout these years of challenge, I was privileged More...

Netanyahu rival elected to post

Danny Danon, who said the Likud Party and Israel’s governing coalition are opposed to a twostate solution, was elected chairman of the party’s Central Committee.  The victory by Danon, Israel’s deputy defense minister, was a bl More...

Federation

Gutin & Platt to represent Southern New Jersey

STATE ASSOCIATION

Bernard Platt and Myra Gutin, two distinguished members of the Southern New Jersey Jewish community, were recently appointed as members of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Association of Jewish Federations. More...

Federation helps Randy weather the storm

STORIES FROM THE HEART

Divorce, unemployment and a hurricane.  More...

Life Cycles

AVNER-KURTIS

Barbara and Chuck Avner of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Faye Jessica Avner, to Ben Ross Kurtis, son of Judy and Gary Kurtis of Brookeville, MD.  Faye is a graduate of The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor’s de More...

FLEISCHMAN-METTER

Steven and Faith Fleischman of Cherry Hill and Stan and Nancy Metter of Lafayette Hill, PA announce the engagement of their children, Sari to Adam.  Sari recently graduated from Widener Univ., with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology following a More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SATURDAY, JULY 13  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB  Beach trip to Island Beach State Park. Carpool at noon from ShopRite in Marlton. The group will go to dinner after the beach. Call Jon at 787-0325.  MONDAY, JULY 15  SJ JEWISH SINGLES  More...

Columns

Federation & its agencies are there to help when things get out of control

FEDERATION 411

For those of you who may have missed it, my column last month was about my journey through the process of electing to have a preventative double mastectomy after testing for the BRCA gene. More...

Time-lapse video is now within everyone’s reach

COMPUSCHMOOZE

One of my friends, like me, used to work in the financial services sector, and the lightning fast changes he experienced led to the office joke, “If the boss calls…get his name.” More...

Government affairs remain a vital part of the JCRC’s mission

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY

Last month, a disconcerting exchange at a school board meeting in Evesham and a pair of scary moments on a sidewalk in Cherry Hill thrust a crucial but often unseen aspect of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) into the spotlight. More...

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