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New Kellman Brown teacher does things ‘the Ramah way’

MEET MARNIE WACHS…

HOMETOWN:Merion Station, PA SYNAGOGUE:Temple Adath Israel inMerion FAMILY:Parents Michael andDiane; brother Ben, 20;sister Lindsay, 15 FAVORITE CAMPACTIVITY:Rikud (Israeli dance) Marnie Wachs so thoroughly loves Camp Ramah that “the Ramah way& More...

A tasty Sukkot at the Katz JCC

Executive Chef Robert Bennett of Classic Cake helped dozens of families enjoy a tasty Sukkot as children had an opportunity to make miniature edible sukkot out of gingerbread with icing used as glue. More...

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World News

Are non-Jews the answer for struggling Jewish day schools?

AKRON, Ohio—During a High Holidays discussion about repentance in Sarah Greenblatt’s Jewish values class, not all the students are listening. One girl stares out the window at the azure sky. More...

Without unemployment insurance to rely on, synagogue employees lack vital safety net

NEW YORK—When Manya Monson was laid off in 2010, she knew she wouldn’t receive unemployment benefits, but she figured she could manage. More...

Bartali recognized as righteous gentile

Yad Vashem posthumously recognized the Italian cycling champion Gino Bartali as Righteous Among the Nations.  More...

Obituaries

Jacobo ‘Jake’ Farber, philanthropist devoted to local institutions and Israel

Jacobo “Jake” Farber, of Cherry Hill, a prominent local philanthropist who was devoted to Jewish education and Israel, died on Sept. 21 at the age of 77. More...

OBITUARIES

STEVEN A. BLUM, of Cherry Hill, died on Sept. 11. Husband of Debbie Blum. Father of Harris Blum, Jena Blum, and Annie Blum. Son of Gerald and Marilyn Blum. Brother of Rhonda Blum and the late Howard Blum. More...

Editorial

If Iran truly seeks real peace, it must end its nuclear pursuit

One thing is certainly clear following Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to the United Nations. He is not his predecessor. More...

DRY BONES… Fatal Flaw

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Letters

Joining to condemn recent church vandalism

The members of the Catholic Jewish Commission (CJC) and the Jewish Catholic Muslim (JCM) Dialogue of Southern New Jersey strongly condemn the horrendous and despicable act of desecration of the religious statues that took place at St. More...

Religion Column

Strive to be a seeker and a learner like Abraham

Parashat Lech L’cha Gen. 12:1-17:27  More...

Obama’s tough talk good for Israel; depending on what it really means

Analysis:

WASHINGTON— The good news for Israel in President Obama’s speech at the United Nations was his insistence that any steps Iran might take to solve the standoff over its nuclear program must be transparent and verifiable. More...

Mideast

Jewish and Israeli groups slowly aiding Syrian refugees

NEW YORK—When Georgette Bennett decided a few months ago to help refugees from Syria’s civil war, she wanted to do it in a Jewish way.  More...

Transgender mother recognized as ‘father’

LEGAL CHANGE

Israel’s Interior Ministry for the first time has recognized two biological fathers of the same baby.  More...

Apple’s new iOS 7 denies city’s status

JERUSALEM…

Apple’s new iOS 7 operating system, like its predecessor, lists Jerusalem without a country.  Jerusalem is one of only three cities to be listed in the World Clock without a country, The Blaze reported. More...

Federation

Ronit Boyd to receive Federation staff award

Ronit Boyd will receive The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey Staff Achievement Award at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation. The dinner meeting is set for Sunday, Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m. More...

Life Cycles

COHEN-LUCAS

Robin and Jay Cohen of Cherry Hill and Maxine and Joseph Lucas of Tarzana, CA announce the engagement of their children, Brittany Leigh Cohen and Maxwell Greenfield Lucas.  Brittany, a graduate of the Univ. More...

KRAVITZ-KLEAR

Betty and Harris Klear and Susan and Michael Kravitz of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their children, Jonathan Brett Klear and Amanda Jillian Kravitz.  Amanda attended Indiana Univ., and is a print production coordinator at CRW Graphics More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2  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

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF  PHILA.  Trip to the Phila. Zoo. Meet at the lion statue outside the main entrance at noon. Call Neil at 215-331-8194.   WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF  More...

Columns

An exciting year comes to a close; with bigger & better things ahead

FEDERATION 411

As of Sept. 30, the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey officially closed our 2013 Annual Campaign. We are so grateful to have met our fundraising goal, which will carry us from today through 2014. More...

Exploring the special relationship between the JCC president & director

FRONT & CENTER

There is a very special relationship that exists between the president of a non-profit organization and its executive director. It is built on mutual respect and trust. More...

A wedding and a funeral offer a study in life’s contrasting emotions

SALLY’S WORLD

It’s been a strange time, a recent month enclosed by a wedding at one end and a funeral at the other. A metaphor, perhaps, for life itself, this month of such contrasts.  The wedding was spectacular. More...

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