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Local News

Tenacious teen creates ‘Heart to Heart,’ helping special needs kids

MEET RACHEL EHRENBERG…

FAMILY:Mother Barbara Fox,Father MorrisEhrenberg, and SisterRebecca, 20 HOMETOWN:Cherry Hill FAVORITE MUSICALS:“Les Miserables” and“Anything Goes” FAVORITE BROADWAYACTRESSES:Sutton Foster andBernadette Peters FAVORITE FOOD:Bak More...

Anne Frank Hadassah ‘wraps up year!’

Anne Frank Hadassah members wrapped gifts of all sizes and shapes at the Moorestown Mall during the recent holiday season. More...

Support the Katz JCC on Feb. 1 at Jay Roberts Jewelry Extravaganza

Pick out the perfect gift, take advantage of exclusive discounts, and make a difference in the community—all in one evening at the Jay Roberts Jewelry Extravaganza on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. More...

World News

In appreciation of Edgar Bronfman, a prince of the Jewish people

NEW YORK—Many eulogies attempted to capture the magnitude of the loss suffered by the Jewish community. Really, though, all you need are eight words: Edgar Bronfman was a prince of his people.  More...

Synagogues hoping to build ‘relational’ communities through better data

NEW YORK—Before Sacha Litman shares his data analysis with his synagogue clients, he likes to have the board members and staff guess the contents.  Which programs are most expensive and most popular? More...

Fed judge dismisses Chabad lawsuit

A federal judge dismissed a religious discrimination lawsuit filed against Northwestern University for censuring a Chabad house for underage drinking.  The university cut ties in September 2012 with the Tannenbaum Chabad House and its director, More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11  ADATH EMANU-EL  Special Needs Shabbat service at 10 a.m. Open to the community. Call 608-1200.  TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM  Tot Shabbat at 11 a.m. for children up to age three. More...

Columns

Jodie’s Jewce

All the buzz on your favorite Jewish celebrities

Hi! I hope you had a very happy holiday season and I wish you a great 2014. My resolution is to bring you a lot more “Jewce” in the New Year.  Let’s get to the latest “Jewce”:  SUPERHERO NEWS   More...

Join us on Super Sunday and see what our Federation family does

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

Last month I had the honor of introducing Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to our community when she spoke about her book, “For the Next Generation.” It caused me to reflect on how I got my start in Jewish Federation of Southern New More...

A year in review—the Impact of ‘chai hopes’

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

What is the meaning of a gift? How can you define the act of giving? For each of us the answers may be quite unique, based on our personal experiences and what inspires us to change the lives of others. More...

Special Sections

Two decades on, Russian immigrants a rare case of a successful aliyah

TEL AVIV—  Growing up in the Urals, Pavel Polev was a precocious ice skater and a member of the Soviet Union’s national youth figure-skating team.  More...

Ariel Sharon gravely ill at press time

As the Voice went to press, the condition of Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was extremely grave. More...

Mideast

Israel’s circumcision interventions draw mixed reaction

PARIS — The Israeli government is wading into the burgeoning European debate over circumcision and receiving a mixed reception from the continent’s Jews.  More...

Netanyahu wants U.S. spying investigation

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered an investigation into reports of American spying on Israeli leaders.  In his first comments following revelations that American intelligence intercepted e-mails from senior Israeli officials, Net More...

Israeli actors won’t perform in West Bank

Three Israeli stage actors have been excused from performing in a play staged at a cultural center in the West Bank settlement of Ariel.  The cast members, employees of the Cameri and Beit Lessin theaters, will be replaced by understudies for th More...

Federation

Giving back to Federation in wake of tragedy

Shana and Adi Appleport were high school sweethearts who met at a B’nai Brith Youth Organization convention and shared a passion for community service. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

RACHEL AARONSON, of Voorhees, formerly of Brookline, MA, died on Dec. 27. Mother of Michael Aaronson and Jeffrey (Susan) Aaronson. Grandmother of seven. Contributions can be made to the U.S. Holocaust Museum, www.ushmm.org.  More...

Bess G. Rothbaum, Hadassah leader

Bess G. Rothbaum, 95, of Marlton, died on Jan. 1. Wife for 48 years of the late Milton Rothbaum. Mother of Sara (Harold) Gantz and Mona (Ian) Rieger. Grandmother of five and great-grandmother of six. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8  TEMPLE EMANUEL  American Red Cross Blood Drive from 3:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Call Roberta at 489-0029, ext. 168.  THURSDAY, JANUARY 9  THE CHABAD CENTER  More...

Editorial

Pope’s upcoming visit to Israel sparks optimism

EDITORIALS…

Pope Francis’ long anticipated trip to the Holy Land has been set for May.  Already credited with helping to improve the Roman Catholic church’s image, the popular pope’s stated goal is to promote “love, cooperation and p More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

A profile in courage: Sen. Robert Menendez on Iran

In 1957, Sen. John F. Kennedy authored “Profiles in Courage,” accounts of U.S. senators who fought for great causes despite powerful opposition.  More...

Religion Column

Celebrating the ‘tree of life’ on Tu B’Shevat

This year, the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 15, marks the beginning of Tu B’Shevat—the New Year for the Trees.  More...