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Cherry Hill teen among the best in martial arts

MEET MAGGIE PETERSON…

AGE: 18  HOMETOWN: Cherry Hill  SYNAGOGUE: Cong. More...

Excitement building for ABC Festival

Showing off some of the prominent authors attending this year’s 24th annual Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books and Culture at the Katz JCC were ABC Committee members (from left), Pat Litwa More...

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World News

Agudath Israel slams NJ law

Agudath Israel of America condemned a New Jersey law prohibiting gay reparative therapy for minors as an infringement on religious freedom. The statement from Agudah came after Gov. More...

Hamptons group making eruv bid

A group trying to have an eruv built in Long Island’s Hamptons filed a federal lawsuit after having its bid quashed by a zoning board.  More...

Vancouver Jews fighting Israel bias

The head of the Jewish federation in Vancouver and the Canadian city’s transit agency are at odds over the legality of an anti-Israel ad campaign on buses there.  More...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4  ADATH EMANU-EL  Book Bag and School Supply Drive all month. Drop off at the office. Call 608-1200. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5  TEMPLE EMANUEL  Afternoon Family Rosh Hashanah service at 3:30 p.m. More...

Columns

Reflecting on an eventful year; planning ahead for the future

FEDERATION 411

It was around this time last year that I was gearing up for my transition from seven years serving as executive director of Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service to my new role as CEO for the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey.&nb More...

BookMates literacy program gearing up to go ‘back to school’

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY

My Sunday paper has been a bit thicker recently. Since it is not yet time for Black Friday sales, it must mean that it is ‘Back to School’ time. More...

The rebbitzin’s recipes: Sensational dishes for Sukkot & Simchat Torah

COOKING JEWISH

Chag HaSukkot (The festival of Tabernacles) is one of the three pilgrimage festivals, along with the holidays of Passover and Shavuot. Yom Tov (holiday) begins with candlelighting 18 minutes prior to sundown on Wednesday Sept. 18. More...

What children can teach us on Rosh Hashanah

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Help shape South Jersey’s Jewish future; answer the ‘JEWISH POP’ call

The bright pop-art posters and splashy social-media messages have done their job; South Jersey is buzzing about “MY JEWISH POP.” And now, after months of built-up suspense, residents will finally have their say in shaping the future of th More...

Mideast

Egyptian Jews support military’s fight against ‘terrorism’

TEL AVIV—When Magda Haroun was out on the streets during the unrest now rocking Egypt’s capital, she saw someone standing over the body of a dead soldier.  “Not even a Jew would do this,” she heard him say.  More...

Pottery shard has biblical name

ARCHAEOLOGY

Archaeologists have discovered a pottery fragment in Jerusalem believed to be from the First Temple period that contains the name of a biblical figure.  The fragment was found near the City of David in the village of Silwan, believed to be the s More...

ABC options Israeli series

TELEVISION…

The ABC television network purchased the rights to Israel’s top-rated television series, “Bilti Hafich,” or “Irreversible.”  The pilot episode will be developed by series co-creator Segahl Avin, a co-executive produ More...

Federation

Jamie Dollinger to be honored Oct. 13

Jamie Dollinger will receive the Shellie Greenspun Young Leadership Award at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation. The dinner meeting is set for Sunday, Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Weinberg Jewish Community Campus in Cherry Hill. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

LORETTA L. CUTLER, of Hallandale, FL, formerly of Cherry Hill, died on Aug. 15. Wife of the late Harry Cutler. Mother of Dianne Morgan Steinberg and Maury K. (Doreen) Cutler. Grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of 11.   More...

Sam Kujawski, 92; Holocaust survivor and GHMEC speaker

Sam Kujawski, a Holocaust survivor who shared his experiences with generations of students, died on Aug. 18. He was 92. A resident of Pennsauken, he formerly lived in Magnolia.  More...

Editorial

Let us strive to make 5774 a good year at home and abroad

A new Jewish year is upon us. 5774 dawns with hope, promise, and the knowledge that although we are not in control of events, we are in control of what we make of the events in store for us.  More...

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We must protest Russia’s hateful policy of discrimination

Earlier this summer, Russia’s lower house of parliament voted 436-0 to ban “the propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships.” To put this more clearly, it is now illegal in Russia to provide information about the LGBT communi More...

Religion Column

Repentance requires tending to the garden of our soul

It is not surprising that the theme of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is teshuvah—repentance and renewal. More...

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