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Montreal native fulfills longing for special hometown bagels

MEET NORMAN VOSKO…

RESIDES: Mount Laurel  FAMILY: Wife Denise; children Jaclyn, Danielle, Nicole & Steven; grandchildren Olive & Ruby  FAVORITE MOVIES: “Godfather I & II,” “Something About Mary, More...

10-year-old inspired to donate hair

Melody Serena Dias gets her hair cut for a good cause. The fifth grader who attends Hebrew school at Cong. More...

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World News

Rapfogel pleads guilty in scam

William Rapfogel, the ousted leader of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty in New York, pleaded guilty to first-degree larceny for his role in a scheme to steal more than $7-million from the social service agency.  More...

University defends choice of Foxman

Despite protests from some student groups, Suffolk University affirmed its selection of Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman as the law school’s commencement speaker.  Foxman, who will step down from his position in July More...

Synagogue worshippers save family from burning

Two men worshipping at a synagogue in London pulled members of a family from a burning car.  Moses Kupermann of London and a visitor from Israel, identified as a veteran of the Israeli army, pulled an elderly man and a baby, who was in a car sea More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

RUTH L. BORGER, of Tamarac, FL and formerly of Deptford, died on Apr. 10. Wife of the late Hyman Borger. Mother of Gary L. Borger, Esq. and Barbara F. Borger. Sister of Saul Lampert and Rose Schwartz. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SATURDAY, MAY 10  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA.  Trip to the annual Country Fair Day at the Walter Biddle Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences in Roxborough. Meet at 11:30 a.m. at the school sign. Walk to Valley Green afterwards. More...

Editorial

Palestinian unity government is roadblock to Mideast peace talks

The Israeli government correctly suspended U.S.-brokered Mideast peace talks after the Palestinian Authority announced a reconciliation agreement with Hamas, a terrorist group bent on the Jewish State’s destruction.  More...

DRY BONES… Fire & Smoke

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How living in Switzerland taught me about anti-Jewish bias

FIRST PERSON…

NEW YORK—During the height of the recession, I moved to Switzerland. I had already lived in France, Japan, India and Israel, and traveled much of the rest of the world.  More...

Letters

Condemning the bigotry & hatred in Kansas City

The Jewish Catholic Muslim Dialogue of Southern New Jersey and the Catholic Jewish Commission jointly condemn the horrific shooting at a Jewish Community Center and the Jewish nursing home in Kansas City. More...

Religion Column

The twin mitzvot of remembering and celebrating

The confluence of Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut, consecutive days set aside to recall those who fell in Israel’s defense and then immediately to celebrate Israel’s independence, has led to no shortage of commentary. More...

 

‘Agitated and angry’: White supremacists still a danger

LOS ANGELES— The recent shootings at a pair of Kansas City-area Jewish facilities illustrate the persistent threat of white supremacist violence, even as broad measures of antisemitism continue to decline. More...

Mideast

Maccabi Tel Aviv in the NBA? It may not be a hoop dream

BALTIMORE—Maccabi Tel Aviv reportedly is heading back to the United States this fall for its first exhibition games against NBA teams in five years—but greater developments appear to be in the works for the iconic franchise and Israeli ba More...

Shas taps new spiritual leader

Shalom Cohen, a rabbi known for his hostility toward modern Orthodox and secular Israeli Jews, was appointed spiritual leader of the Orthodox, Sephardi Shas Party.  More...

Egyptian police seize Jewish artifacts

Egyptian police seized a collection of Jewish artifacts from a local port as they were about to be smuggled to Belgium.  The artifacts were discovered hidden among other cargo at the Damietta port, Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mohammed Ibrahim More...

Federation

Holocaust survivors share stories with Lions of Judah

The local women’s philanthropy Lion of Judah chapter sponsored a wonderful luncheon with area Holocaust Survivors at the Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) Café Europa program on April 8th. More...

Life Cycles

B’nai Mitzvah:

Adath Emanu-El  GABRIELLE JACLYN GREENSPAN, daughter of Henry and Lisa Greenspan, on Apr. 5.  LIAM ALTMAN ANTHONY, son of Dr. William and Jill Anthony, on Apr. 5.  More...

Engagements:

STAHL-HERRMANN

Lisa and Marc Stahl and Robin Levin and Arthur Herrmann joyfully announce the engagement of Aimee Stahl and Zachary Herrmann. The couple has been dating since their days at Cherry Hill High School East.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, MAY 1  TEMPLE EMANUEL  Big Al’s Yiddish Club every week at 7:30 p.m. No experience required. Call 489-0029.  FRIDAY, MAY 2  ADATH EMANU-EL  More...

Kid Stuff

Voice Camp Guide

CAMP GAN ISRAEL   More...

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, MAY 2  ADATH EMANU-EL  Family Shabbat at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Call 608-1200.  TEMPLE EMANUEL  Tot Shabbat and Potluck Dinner for children up to five years old begins at 6 p.m. RSVP to Tracey at 489-0029, ext. 115.  More...

JCC Camps welcomes quartet of Israeli shlichim, seeks host families

Continuing a much-loved tradition, the JCC Camps at Medford is excited to welcome four “shlichim” (emissaries) from Israel to work as counselors this coming summer. More...

Columns

Our community remembers the victims of the Holocaust

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

I am a “Second Gen.” In other words, my parents and grandparents escaped during the Holocaust. More...

Paying tribute to those ‘other mothers’ now part of my extended family

SALLY’S WORLD

Their names are perfectly ordinary: Ruth, Sandy, Eva. No pretentious British-sounding ones in the bunch.  They are delightful women with wonderful hearts. They aren’t demanding. More...

Helping those who survived the Holocaust pass on their message

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

“Even in darkness, it is possible to create light.” Elie Wiesel  More...

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