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Voorhees teen takes Fantastic Friends in new directions

MEET MARISSA HACKER…

Marissa Hacker pictured with her brother Matthew, her inspiration for Fantastic Friends.  FAMILY: Mother Gerri, Father Doug, twin brother Matthew  HOMETOWN: Voorhees   More...

M’kor members celebrating 40 years

Performing a musical selection at Cong. More...

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Life Cycles

B’nai Mitzvah

ADATH EMANU-EL  LEWIN ASHTON LEVINE, son of Evan and Linda Levine, on Dec. 7.   More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25 CONG. M’KOR SHALOM Volunteers needed to help with the Interfaith Outreach Program running through Dec. 29. Jobs include meal preparation, transportation, or being an overnight host. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26 SJ JEWISH SINGLES Meeting at Temple Emanuel at 7:30 p.m. The Martin Keoughan Improv Group will perform. Cost is $3 for non-members. Call Judy at 609-953-8649. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31  TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM  New Years Eve Laser Bowling Party at 1 p.m. at Cherry Hill Playdrome. Go to www.tbsonline.org/bowling.  FRIDAY, JANUARY 3  ADATH EMANU-EL  Family Shabbat at 7 p.m. All are welcome. More...

Columns

Weathering an epic storm in Jerusalem without snow shovels

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

This column was submitted late. More...

It’s time to stand up and end the reign of the bullies forever

SALLY’S WORLD

In my generation, they were called “geeks.” And every class or club or bunk at camp had one. These were the kids who just didn’t fit in, and who undoubtedly had miserable, often desperate childhoods because of it.  More...

Exciting new novels to appeal to men and women of all ages

LIBRARIANS ROUNDTABLE

We’ve been reading some terrific new novels this winter. From literary novels, to historical fiction, to women’s stories, and beyond, there are so many great titles to explore. More...

Special Sections

‘Jen’s Law’ passes Senate; would aid New Jersey women

A proposed law that would eliminate the sales tax on nipple tattoos done in connection with reconstructive breast surgery passed the New Jersey Senate last week. The law is named for Voorhees resident and Federation CEO Jennifer Dubrow Weiss. More...

In hardscrabble villages, Bedouin want recognition, not relocation

WADI AL-NAAM, Israel—  In this unofficial Bedouin town of 14,000 not far from  Beersheva in the Negev Desert, families live in clusters of shanties with intermittent electricity provided by generators or solar panels.  More...

Mideast

Ethiopian MK rejected as donor

OUTRAGE

Israeli lawmakers called for an examination of Magen David Adom blood donation policies after an Ethiopia-born Knesset member was rejected as a donor.  Pnina Tamano-Shata of the Yesh Atid party tried to donate during a special blood drive at the More...

Israeli army calls Seton Hall player

SERVICE…

An Israeli playing basketball at Seton Hall University was ordered to return home to serve in the army.  The Israel Defense Forces told Tom Maayan, a sophomore guard at the New Jersey college, to return by Jan. 2 to be drafted.  More...

Security advisers meet on Iran nukes

IN BRIEF…

U.S. national security advisers in a meeting with their Israeli counterparts reaffirmed President Obama’s goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, the White House said.  More...

Federation

Aleph aides help keep elderly healthy

Helen has been an ongoing client of Aleph Home Care since May 2013. She is also a resident at Lions Gate CCRC in Voorhees, an agency of the Federation, in their Skilled Nursing. Recently, Helen became ill and was hospitalized. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

DAVID JOSEPH CHESSLER, of Cherry Hill, died on Dec. 5. Husband of Florence Chessler. Brother of Mason (Cindy) Chessler, Marty (Enid) Chessler and the late Arnold (Marci) Chessler. Step-father of Robin (Andy) Aronson and Stuart Cytryn. More...

Inspirational teacher Lesley Rosenbaum passes away at 58

M’kor Shalom preschool teachers Lesley Rosenbaum and Sharon Halperin were acquaintances when they were partnered together some 24 years ago.  More...

Editorial

Boycotting Israeli universities: a dumb move by educators

EDITORIALS…

A movement among the nation’s intelligentsia endorsing a boycott of Israeli universities is a dumb move by supposedly smart and thoughtful people. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Santa, the Easter bunny and raising a Jewish child

NEW YORK—Last spring, I found myself averting my eyes when my four-year-old mentioned something about the Easter bunny in front of my dad.  We were at my parents’ home in Michigan for Passover and my son said, “When I get back More...

Religion Column

Change takes sustained effort and willingness to make amends

Parashat Bo Ex. 10:1-13:16   More...