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Versatile author’s prose resonates with adults and kids

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FAMILY: Husband Michael; daughter Stephanie; son Russell  FAVORITE PURSUIT: Trying new things  FAVORITE PASTIME: Traveling  FAVORITE DESTINATION: Galapagos Islands  FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTH More...

Jewish leader gets in costume for kids

Scott Yellin, whose family business AELitho was based in Riverside, Burlington County for many years, helped underprivileged children celebrate Christmas. More...

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World News

Jewish con men looking good for Oscar

The Academy Award nominations proved to be a bonanza for Jewish con men.  “American Hustle” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” won multiple nominations, including for best picture, for spotlighting the shenanigans of two membe More...

U. of California shifts for Rosh Hashanah

The University of California system shifted its academic calendar for the start of a new term to avoid a conflict with the Jewish High Holidays.  The change, which affects all seven of the U.C. More...

Jail sentence for attempted Israel trip

A newspaper editor in Bangladesh was sentenced to seven years in prison after being found guilty of trying to travel to Israel.  More...

Obituaries

Murray J. Gass, 87, led interfaith initiatives

Murray J. Gass, a leader in the advancement of civil rights, interfaith relations and support for Israel, died on Jan. 13 from complications after a bad fall. He turned 87 one day earlier.  More...

OBITUARIES

GERALD ROSNER, of Cherry Hill, died on Dec. 31. Husband of Zena Rosner. Father of Eric (Susan) Rosner, Ted (Marcy) Rosner and Lynn Rosner. Grandfather of two. Brother of Carol Goodman and Edwin Rosner.   More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23   SJ JEWISH SINGLES  Meeting at Temple Emanuel at 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be from the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Cost is $3 for non-members. Call Judy at 609-953-8649. More...

Editorial

Volunteering on Super Sunday is an empowering experience

It’s not necessary to possess supernatural powers to be a Super Sunday hero. More...

DRY BONES… What If?

Full Story

On the rights of non-Orthodox rabbis, where’s the outrage?

NEW YORK—The good news is in: Rabbi Avi Weiss’ conversions will be accepted in Israel.  More...

Religion Column

Why do we read the same Torah portions every year?

Parashat Mishpatim Ex. 21:1-24:18  More...

Special Sections

Cherry Hill East Eruv heightens Shabbat experience

The long-anticipated formation of an eruv on Cherry Hill’s east side offers observant Jews the ability to more fully observe and enjoy the Sabbath. More...

Mideast

Israel to spend big on Jewish identity

DIASPORA

The Israeli government plans to invest more than $1-billion over the next 20 years to strengthen the Jewish identity of Diaspora Jews.  The Jerusalem Post reported that the initiative, to be developed and implemented jointly with overseas Jewish More...

Israelis among top award winners

LITERARY PRIZES…

Authors Yossi Klein Halevi, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Ari Shavit were among the winners of the 2013 National Jewish Book Awards.  More...

Netanyahu talks peace with Abdullah

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an unannounced visit to Amman to meet with King Abdullah II of Jordan.  At the meeting, the two leaders discussed the current round of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, according to the Prime More...

Federation

Super Sunday naming sponsor shares passion for Federation family

STORIES FROM THE HEART

I began my career in the roofing industry as a small child, following my father and great-grandfather before me. My great-grandfather, Morris, founded M. Rosenblatt Roofing Company in 1929 in South Philadelphia. More...

Life Cycles

FOX-MUSHENO

Natalie and Joel Fox of Cherry Hill are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Emily Francine to Craig Francis Musheno, son of Cheryl and Frank Musheno of Montoursville, PA.  Emily graduated from Penn State with a degree in Marketi More...

KOPER-KANOFF

Carol and Jack Kanoff of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their son, Brett Kanoff, to Katie Koper, daughter of John and Patricia Koper of Cherry Hill.  Brett graduated with a degree in Finance from the Univ. More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

CONG. BETH EL  HANNAH WILKES, daughter of Barbara Wilkes and Adam Wilkes, on Jan. 4.  JACOB MANDERS, son of Ronda and Steven Manders, on Jan. 18.  ANDREW ROWAN, son of Ilene Rosen and Todd Rowan, on Jan. 25.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22  ADATH EMANU-EL  Social Action Committee is collecting all month for the Burlington Animal Shelter. Drop off toys, food, litter, blankets at the office. Call 608-1200.  CONG. M’KOR SHALOM  More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24  TEMPLE EMANUEL  Mini-Minyan Potluck Dinner and Service begins at 6:15 p.m. The synagogue provides the chicken; participants bring sides and dessert. Open to the community. More...

Camp Guide

CAMP GAN ISRAEL   More...

Columns

Sharon’s legacy: Israel will only find peace if it builds a new reality

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

On the evening of Ariel Sharon’s funeral, the Israeli nightly news broadcast opened by reporting that IAF jets bombed two targets of terrorist infrastructure in Gaza in retaliation for rockets that were fired into Israel.  More...

Help those who need it most by joining us on Super Sunday

FEDERATION 411

In the last issue of The Jewish Community Voice, on our Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey page (Jan. 8, pg. 9), we shared the heart-wrenching story of Shana and Adi Appleport who lost their young son Jacob. More...

Check out DVDs for some of the best in Jewish storytelling

LIBRARIANS’ ROUNDTABLE

Let’s go to the movies! Our DVD collections feature a number of great new films that are sure to please. We gathered recently to discuss what’s new on DVD:  More...