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Advocate for people and animals devotes herself to helping others

MEET JANE ABESH…

HOMETOWN: Cherry Hill  FAMILY: Husband Daniel; daughter Jesse, 26; sons Joseph, 24, and Jonathan, 17  SYNAGOGUE: Cong. M’kor Shalom  CURRENT RESCUE DOGS: Taz, Magnolia & Burke   More...

Federation CEO co-chairing Jim Beach honor

Sen. Jim Beach will be honored by the Lauren Rose Albert Foundation on Friday, Nov. 15 at the Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield. More...

TALK TO US…

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World News

Australia elects staunch Israel backer

Tony Abbott, a staunch supporter of Israel, was elected the country’s new prime minister of Australia.  Abbott’s conservative Liberal Party won a convincing and expected victory, sweeping the Labor government from its six-year term l More...

Plans unveiled for Olympics memorial

Plans for a memorial in Munich to 11 Israelis and a German police officer murdered at the 1972 Summer Olympics there were unveiled.  The news conference at the Bavarian Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs announcing plans for the memorial More...

Spielberg, Wiesel set for Israel awards

Israeli President Shimon Peres will award his Presidential Medal of Distinction to Steven Spielberg, Elie Wiesel and five other recipients. The awards were announced with a statement from Peres’ office.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18  ADATH EMANU-EL  Social Action Committee will be collecting personal care items for the JFCS Domestic Violence Women’s Shelter. Drop all items at the office. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20  CONG. BETH EL  Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21  SJ JEWISH SINGLES  Mini Golf at Golf Land in Voorhees at 7 p.m. More...

Editorial

Sukkot reminds us of the frailty of existence

During the festival of Sukkot, we temporarily leave the comfort of our own homes to take meals, study and maybe even sleep in a make-shift hut — colorfully decorated in the themes of the fall but otherwise sparse and exposed.  More...

DRY BONES… The Quizical Man

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Why Kerry’s quest for Mideast peace is doomed

Secretary of State John Kerry is on a quest to bring “peace” to the intractable Arab-Israeli conflict, and specifically between Arab Palestinians and Israel. More...

Religion Column

Welcome people into your sukkah and into your life

As Jewish tradition teaches, on the last night of Sukkot, known as Hoshanah Rabbah, the sky is said to be open for a minute and wishes come true. So, three young children decide to stay up late to make their wishes. More...

Nate Freiman’s big year: From playing for Israel to the A’s

Pennant chase:

BALTIMORE— Last September, first baseman Nate Freiman was doing his best to help Israel secure a spot in the World Baseball Classic. Despite some super hitting from the towering slugger, the team fell short. More...

Kosher Experience expands east

Local clergy gathered on Sept. 9 to bless and celebrate the opening of the newest Kosher Experience at the remodeled ShopRite of Evesham Road, which is owned and operated by Ravitz Family Markets. More...

Mideast

El Al reinstates its Eilat flights

SECURITY

El Al Airlines reinstated flights to the southern resort city of Eilat, after having previously expressed concerns about the safety of new flight paths.  More...

Israel’s population rises to 8.081 million

CENSUS…

The population in Israel rose to 8.081 million—148,000 more than on the eve of Rosh Hashanah a year ago.  More...

Netanyahu derides Iranian greetings

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was “not impressed” by New Year’s greetings supposedly tweeted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.  “I am not impressed by greetings coming from a regime that only last w More...

Federation

Federation’s funds give Leeza a new life

Leeza is a single mother of six who lives in a low-income neighborhood in Netivot, Israel. “We’re not far from the Gaza Strip, so we are under daily threat of missile attacks.”  More...

Life Cycles

Birth:

RAISMAN

Alysa (nee Weiss) and Matt Raisman of Blue Bell, PA announce the birth of their daughter, Mia Isabela (Hannah Fruma) on July 2, 2013.  Sharing in their happiness are grandparents Patti and Rick Weiss of Voorhees and Joan and Rich Raisman of Uppe More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

Adath Emanu-El  AMANDA BROOKE WARWICK, daughter of Scott and Carrie Warwick, on Sept. 21.  NOAH DANIEL LEIBOWITZ, son of Marc and Andrea Leibowitz, on Sept. 28.  Cong. Beth El  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

SYLVIA COOPERSON, of Voorhees, died on Sept. 7. Wife of the late Abe Cooperson. Mother of Daniel (Donna) Cooperson and David (Dr. Nancy Brown) Cooperson. Grandmother of three. Motherin law of the late Vivian Cooperson. More...

Sarah Lewis, beloved figure at TBS, lifelong Jewish educator passes away

Sarah Lewis, an educator and the wife of the late Rabbi Albert L. Lewis, died on Sept. 10. More...

Columns

A U.S. attack on Syria sends the wrong message throughout the world

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

I was speaking about some issues that came up in my son’s elementary school with a friend of mine, a mother of a child in the same school. More...

Jodie’s Jewce

All the buzz on your favorite Jewish celebrities

Hello and welcome to my very first edition of Jodie’s Jewce, the ultimate scoop in the world of Jewish celebrities! More...

Remember the victims and the Righteous Gentiles who risked their lives

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

My Mom was only nine years old when she took a train ride in 1939 that forever impacted her life—and mine. When I was growing up, I would ask Mom how she came to America from Frankfurt am Main, Germany during the Holocaust.  More...

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