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Retired cellist, composer to celebrate 90th birthday with song

MEET MARCEL FARAGO…

BIRTH TOWN: Timisoara, Romania  HOMETOWN: Cherry Hill  FAVORITE CLASSICAL COMPOSERS: Bela Bartok, Maurice Ravel, Hector Berlioz  FAVORITE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR: Riccardo Muti  FAVO More...

B’nai Tikvah-Beth Israel unveils new logo

Cong. B’nai Tikvah-Beth Israel President Debbi Ret (left) displays the new logo for the synagogue, which was created by member/graphic designer Randi Wolf (right). More...

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World News

Southern supermarket giant Winn-Dixie is betting big on kosher

BOCA RATON, FL—Stroll past the kosher section of most large supermarkets in America and you could be forgiven for thinking that Jewish diets consist mainly of jarred gefilte fish, unsalted matzahs and Tam-Tam crackers.  Not so at the Winn- More...

With Venezuela in a tailspin, growing number of Jews opting for ‘Plan B’

They left after Venezuelan secret police raided a Jewish club in 2007, and after the local synagogue was ransacked by unidentified thugs two years later.  They left after President Hugo Chavez expelled Israel’s ambassador to Caracas, and w More...

PJ Library, Jewish kids’ books provider, expands to Israel’s Arab sector

NEW YORK—A Religion News Service article about the PJ Library is headlined “Free books—10 million of them—help keep Jewish kids Jewish.”  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

FRANK ADLER, 60, of Cherry Hill, died at his home on Sunday, March 16, surrounded by his loved ones. More...

Rabbi Richard Levine, 75, remembered as influential Jewish advocate

Rabbi Richard A. Levine, who served as the spiritual leader of Burlington County’s only Reform synagogue for 41 years, died Feb 28 at Virtua Hospital, Voorhees, following a long illness. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, MARCH 21  CONG. BETH EL  Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916.  SATURDAY, MARCH 22 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA.  More...

Editorial

Seizure of Gaza-bound weapons calls into question Iran nuke talks

For as long as the U.S. has been negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program, Israel has objected to the talks, accusing Iran of smuggling arms to terror groups. More...

DRY BONES… King Solomon & His Advisor

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Beating back the assault on Israel’s legitimacy

NEW YORK—Leaders of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement say they are protesting Israel’s policies in the West Bank. More...

Religion Column

Coming in for a closer look at Leviticus

Parashat Shemini Lev. 9:1-11:47  More...

Special Sections

In Crimea, some Jews feel safer after Russian intervention

Shortly after Russian soldiers occupied the Crimean city of Sevastopol, Leah Cyrlikova took her two children out for an afternoon stroll in a city park. More...

Mideast

Wounded Ukrainians receive treatment in Israel

TEL AVIV—For 17-year-old Bolodimir Bedyuk, a Ukrainian who was severely wounded in clashes with Ukrainian police, Israeli medical care may be his only hope.  More...

Knesset raises election threshold

POLITICS

Smaller political parties in Israel will have a more difficult time entering the government under a law passed by the Knesset.  The Governance Act passed on its third and final reading by a vote of 67- 0. More...

Tel Aviv makes world top 10 list

SELFIES…

Tel Aviv has the sixth-most selfie takers per capita of any major city, according to a ranking in Time magazine.  More...

Federation

Lions of Judah are really cooking

Lion of Judah members recently gathered at the Fretz Kitchen in Philadelphia for dinner and an interactive cooking demonstration. More...

Aleph & Lions Gate host event

In honor of National Nutrition Awareness month, Lions Gate CCRC in Voorhees hosted a free nutrition awareness event on Sunday, Mar. 2. More...

Life Cycles

Births:

WEINTRAUB   Dayna (nee Baker) and Lawrence Weintraub, along with big brother Jonah Seth, of Los Angeles, CA announce the birth of their son and brother, Noam Gavriel on September 3.  More...

Anniversaries:

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Engagements:

GARONZIK-ROSS   Arnon and Nancy Gold Garonzik, of Cherry Hill, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Lily, to Justin Matthew Ross, son of Steven and Linda Ross of West Bloomfield, MI.  Sarah is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, MARCH 20  ADATH EMANU-EL  “Operation Yellow Ribbon” is collecting items for the troops overseas. Call 608-1200.  CONG. BETH TIKVAH  Bingo every week at 7:15 p.m. More...

Kid Stuff

Voice Camp Guide 2014

CAMP GAN ISRAEL   More...

Kid Stuff

SUNDAY, MARCH 23  TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM  Sunday Funday at 9:15 a.m. in the Noah’s Ark Playroom. Go to www.tbsonline.org/sundayfundays.  FRIDAY, MARCH 28  TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM  Family Shabbat Dinner at 6 p.m. More...

Columns

Israelis might be divided on how to go to war, but we are family

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

We all make mistakes. Sometimes these mistakes snowball, go out of control and impact many people. They take on a life of their own and have unintended consequences.  More...

South Jersey Region BBYO tours the world

BBYO BLOCK

Italy, Thailand, England, Bulgaria, South Africa—these were just some of the countries represented at South Jersey Region’s “Taste of BBYO Night” on Sunday, Feb. 23. More...

Jewish Federation impacts the lives of Jews in need across the globe

FEDERATION 411

As I—and over 70 members of our community of all ages— prepare to attend The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey’s one-week Mission to Israel, leaving this Saturday night, Mar. More...