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Dershowitz, Reiser kick off Festival

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz and Comedian Paul Reiser helped kick off the Bank of America Festival of Arts Books & Culture of the Katz JCC on Sunday. More...

Local News

Lacrosse pioneers will spend winter break developing Israel’s youth

MEET TAHLEE YICHYE & REBECCA WILEN…

For Tahlee Yichye and Rebecca Wilen, teenagers who share a passion for lacrosse and Judaism, the invitation to spend their winter breaks playing lacrosse for Israel’s first U-19 team was the equivalent of a waking fantasy. More...

JNF evening features laughs & music

Jewish National Fund recently hosted over 200 guests for a night of entertainment featuring local music sensation Eric Dash and renowned comedian Joel Chasnoff. More...

TALK TO US…

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World News

Christian Zionists to unveil ‘Europe’s largest menorah’

Christian Zionists in the Netherlands are building what they believe will be Europe’s largest menorah as a Chanukah gift to the country’s Jewish community.  More...

Hasidic woman makes history

A 24-year-old esthetician, Mindy Pollak, became the first Hasidic woman to hold public office in Montreal.  Pollak, a member of the Vishnitzer sect, defeated four candidates to win her race for the municipal council in the Outremont borough. More...

$5.25-million gift endowing education

The Cleveland-based Mandel Foundation awarded $5.25-million to Brandeis University to endow a professorship in Jewish education research.  The suburban Boston university announced the gift by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation to fund More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13  ADATH EMANU-EL  November Turkey Drive all month. Drop off a frozen turkey by Nov. 27. Call 608-1200.  Toy Drive all Nov. and Dec. Drop off new, unwrapped toys. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15  ADATH EMANU-EL  Tot Shabbat at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Call 608-1200.  CONG. BETH EL  Junior Congregation service with Rabbi Krupnick at 6 p.m. for children grades 3-6. Call 675-1166. More...

Columns

The rebbitzin’s recipes: Something light for this year’s Festival of Lights

COOKING

The eight-day festival of Chanukah is just around the corner! The first light is kindled in our menorah on the 25th day of the lunar month of Kislev, Wednesday evening, Nov. 27.  More...

The Lion of Judah Society brings out the best in women’s philanthropy

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

Last year, as I was installed as the president of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, I stretched and increased my personal giving to the Annual Campaign.  More...

Jodie’s Jewce

All the buzz on your favorite Jewish celebrities

Hi! Thanks for coming back each month for more “Jewce.” Have you been surprised to find that some of your favorite celebrities are Jewish, or at least half Jewish? I know I am. Who knew Katie Couric had a Jewish mother? Not me! More...

 

First female Bank of Israel chief will target economic inequality

JAFFA, Israel— Andromeda Hill is a beachfront complex of luxury apartments connected by tree-lined pathways that features such amenities as a spa and business center. More...

Mekel gives Casspi NBA company

Israelis Omri Casspi (left) of the Houston Rockets and Gal Mekel of the Dallas Mavericks sharing a friendly moment at the Toyota Center in Houston before their teams squared off in a preseason game. More...

Mideast

Beinart will write for Israel’s Haaretz

MEDIA

Author and journalist Peter Beinart is leaving the Daily Beast to join the Israeli daily Haaretz as a columnist.  Beinart will begin writing for Haaretz as of Jan. More...

Tunisia out for anti-Israel move

BAD SPORTS…

Tunisia was suspended from next year’s Davis Cup after ordering one of its national team members to withdraw from a tournament rather than play an Israeli.  More...

Netanyahu warns against ‘bad deal’ in speech at G.A.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed his hard line against Iran’s nuclear program in an address to the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly in Jerusalem.  More...

Federation

Jamie Dollinger & Suzanne Levy Polikoff to co-chair 2014 Super Sunday effort

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey gives an enthusiastic welcome and thank you to Jamie Dollinger and Suzanne (Sue) Levy Polikoff as they take on the important role of Super Sunday co-chairs for a second year.  More...

Life Cycles

Engagements:

COHEN-DRESSLER   Diane and Ralph Dressler of Cherry Hill and Karen and Stewart Cohen of Wynnewood, PA announce the engagement of their children, Daniel Dressler and Hani Cohen.  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

PHYLLIS H. FRIEDMAN, of Murfreesboro, TN, formerly of Cherry Hill and Moorestown, died on Oct. 29. Mother of Zeke Lorens, Mark (Ruthie Beckwith) Friedman, and Sande (Avram) Aumick. Grandmother of two and great-grandmother of three.  More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15  CONG. BETH EL  Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19  JCC SOCIAL SINGLES  Shopping Extravaganza at 7 p.m. at Finally, the Perfect Gift. More...

Editorial

Closing the Israeli consulate would be a tremendous mistake

EDITORIALS…

Every few years, a report surfaces that the Israeli government might decide to close its consulate in Philadelphia in order to free up funds to open a consulate in another city somewhere in the world.  More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Jews have special reasons to honor JFK 50 years after his assassination

Remembering Kennedy:

NEW YORK—As the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination approaches, we Jews have our own special reasons to mourn.  More...

Letters

How we should be reacting to the Pew study

DEAR EDITOR

When I read the results of the Pew Study regarding Jewish connectedness and the intermarriage rate, I was not surprised, but I was bothered by the outcome of the study. More...

Religion Column

Every word we say and every encounter can alter lives

Parashat Va-Yeishev Gen. 37:1-40:23  The Torah portion Va-Yeishev ends with an unusual note. More...

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