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Local teens in leadership program mastering Israel advocacy skills

MEET MADDIE COHEN & SAM SNYDER…

From a young age, South Jersey teens Maddie Cohen and Sam Snyder developed a love for Israel and a desire to teach others about the Jewish homeland.  More...

Students & Holocaust survivors learn and share

Students from Eastern High School in Voorhees recently joined Lili Paul (center) and 30 other Holocaust survivors for a Café Europa program at Lions Gate. More...

TALK TO US…

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World News

Bloomberg first to get $1-million ‘Jewish Nobel’

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be the first recipient of the $1-million Genesis Prize, which is being called the “Jewish Nobel Prize.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will present the prize to Bloomberg at a ceremony in J More...

Conservative leaders deal with declining membership

At their biennial convention, Conservative Jewish leaders called for renewing the “vital religious center” of American Judaism in the wake of numerous studies showing their movement is shrinking.  More...

Spanish Jews ask for return of synagogue

Representatives of Spain’s Jewish communities at an interfaith conference in Madrid asked Catholic Church officials to return a former synagogue in Toledo.  More...

Life Cycles

B’nai Mitzvah:

Adath Emanu-El   BRANDON ANDREW EPSTEIN, son of Spencer and Michele Epstein, on Oct. 5.  KACIE NICOLE LIEBMAN, daughter of Dr. Kenneth and Robin Liebman, on Oct. 26.  Cong. Beth El   More...

RICHMAN-ALBERO

Honey and Steve Richman of Cherry Hill and Karen and Andrew Albero of Media, PA announce the engagement of their children, Samantha Richman and Andrew Albero.  Samantha is a graduate of Rutgers Univ., with a B.S. More...

GOLDSTEIN

Alexis (nee Feibelman) and Josh Goldstein of Cherry Hill announce the birth of their daughter, Marlie Blake, on Sept. 26, 2013.  More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1  ADATH EMANU-EL  Family Shabbat at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Call 608-1200.   TEMPLE EMANUEL  Tot Shabbat First Friday Fun at 6 p.m. Cost is $5 per person and includes dinner, sides and dessert. More...

Columns

Israel’s eternal capital is moving forward with new spirit and activity

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

Jerusalem is Israel’s largest city both in terms of population and geographic area, and yet we maintain strong personal connections and a neighborhood feeling.  More...

Be a part of the Annual Campaign; help save lives around the world

FEDERATION 411

After concluding the season of fall Jewish holidays with Simchat Torah, where we completed and re-started the annual cycle of reading the Torah, the Jewish Federation celebrated our own annual holiday, the conclusion and re-opening of our Annual Camp More...

What to consider when choosing a retirement community

ENRICHING SENIOR LIVES

Most seniors spend a lifetime working hard and saving for retirement. The retirement years are exciting. More...

Special Sections

 

Is a common fear of Iran driving Israel and Saudi Arabia together?

WASHINGTON— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hoping the enemy of one’s enemy truly does become a friend. More...

Mideast

Israeli groups bringing ideas to ‘brain drain’ battle

JERUSALEM—The son of a Jewish philosophy lecturer, Menahem Ben-Sasson has had an academic’s dream career.  After earning his doctorate in Jewish history at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Ben-Sasson completed post-doctoral studies at More...

Bnei Menashe moving to Israel

ALIYAH

Hundreds of Indian citizens who claim to be Jews descended from the biblical tribe of Menashe will begin arriving in Israel in December.  More...

Rabbinate rejects Orthodox guarantees

CONVERSION…

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel rejected a letter vouching for the Jewishness of an American couple marrying in Israel written by wellknown Orthodox Rabbi Avi Weiss, as well as at least 10 rabbis in other cases, The New York Jewish Week reported.  More...

Federation

Laura Nadler appointed campaign director

Laura Nadler, former Young Adult Division (YAD) director and development associate, has been promoted to the position of Annual Campaign director of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey. Nadler began her new position on Oct. 1. More...

Lions Gate helps Barbara live a full life

Barbara is from Cherry Hill and wanted to stay close to the things that were important and familiar to her, such as her friends and doctors, as she aged.  “Lions Gate was the perfect place for me!”  More...

Lions of Judah bond over dinner & show

Lion of Judah ladies enjoyed dinner at Fork followed by a performance of Parade, the musical about the tragic story of Leo Frank, at The Arden Theatre in Philadelphia. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

FANNIE ABRAMOVITZ, formerly of Willingboro, died on Oct. 12. Wife of the late Louis Abramovitz. Mother of Eliot (Lynn) Abramovitz, Steven (Cindy) Abrams, Larry (Eda) Abramovitz, Randy (Maria Elena) Abramovitz and Michael (Shaketa) Abramovitz. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30 ADATH EMANU-EL Sisterhood 2014 Entertainment Book sale for $25 each. Call 608-1200. THE CHABAD CENTER More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1  CONG. M’KOR SHALOM  Tot Family Dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by service at 6:30 p.m. Chicken and dessert are provided; participants bring a side dish. No charge. More...

Editorial

75th anniversary of Kristallnacht is an occasion to remember and teach

As we mark the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, it is as important as ever to renew our vow to “always remember” the Holocaust. More...

DRY BONES… The Gates are Open

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Letters

Proper Jewish education is the antidote for assimilation

I found myself saddened, demoralized and deeply concerned when reading the results of the Pew survey. More...

Religion Column

The disconnect between the Pew Study and LeDor VaDor

Parashat Toldot Gen. 25:19-28:9  More...