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Yom Hashoah event memorializes victims, while honoring Survivors

When she was younger, Eva Wiener didn’t think of herself as a Holocaust Survivor. She was, after all, just a toddler on the infamous “Voyage of the Damned” 75 years ago.  More...

Local News

Habitat for Humanity trip inspires Cherry Hill teen

MEET RACHEL FRIEDMAN…

FAMILY: Mother Alison; Father Brad; and Sister Arielle, 13  SYNAGOGUE: Temple Emanuel  FAVORITE HOBBIES: Hanging out with friends; driving (with permit); concerts  FAVORITE VACATIONS: C More...

Emanuel celebrates Yom Ha’aztmaut

Temple Emanuel hosted “A Conversation on Israel” to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day. The program was cosponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). More...

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World News

Donald Sterling’s dollars: Charities face dilemmas with tainted donors

NEW YORK — When Donald Sterling’s racist rant hit the news last week, you could practically hear the jostling at the microphone by those eager to denounce the Los Angeles Clippers owner.  For the beneficiaries of Sterling’s lar More...

At Wrigley Field, Orthodox vendors going the way of Cubs wins

Longtime fans of the Chicago Cubs know there are a few mainstays they can expect when they visit Wrigley Field: ivy on the outfield walls, a strict no-wave policy rigorously enforced by fans and, most days, disappointing play by the hometown team.&nb More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14  THE CHABAD CENTER  Six-session course at 7:30 p.m. entitled “Paradigm Shift: Transformational Life Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.” Call 874-1500.  THURSDAY, MAY 15  AJC OF PHILA./SNJ  More...

Kid Stuff

Voice Camp Guide 2014

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Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, MAY 16  ADATH EMANU-EL  Tot Shabbat at 6:15 p.m. All are welcome. Call 608-1200.  SATURDAY, MAY 17  ADATH EMANU-EL  Shabbat service for families with Special Needs at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome. More...

Columns

Learning how to share your gratitude and appreciate the necessities

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

Israel is a very centralized country. It wasn’t too long ago that there was one governmentrun television station and the country stood still at 9 p.m. to watch the news each evening. More...

BBG and AZA leaders reflect on the year at gala event

BBYO BLOCK

On Sunday, April 27, nearly 100 Alephs and BBGs from South Jersey Region #35 attended South Jersey Region’s End of Year Gala at the JCC. This event served as a celebration of South Jersey Region’s executive programming year.  More...

Jodie’s Jewce

All the buzz on your favorite Jewish celebrities

From racist rants to domestic abuse, our tribe has had a little bit of bad press lately. One thing I can tell you, we always bounce back! UPS AND DOWNS  More...

Special Sections

Federation purchases Bethel Baptist Church property to expand services

The property, just up the road from the Jewish Community campus, will serve the special needs community and much more.

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey has purchased the Bethel Baptist Church school property at 1721 Springdale Road in Cherry Hill, NJ, expecting to open the doors of the property as their new Center for Living and Learning in October. More...

Maccabi team brings home medals

Katz JCC teammates came home as decorated athletes from the 2014 Mid Atlantic Junior Games. With 60 athletes ages 10-12, the delegation competed in the May 4 games at the JCC of Greater Baltimore. More...

Mideast

Family of casualty discovers empty grave

The family of an Israeli soldier killed in the Yom Kippur War discovered an empty grave after illegally exhuming the burial site.  After its finding at the Mount Herzl military cemetery, the family of Zion Tayeb called for the Israel Defense For More...

Israel’s population grows to 8.2 million

Israel’s population increased to nearly 8.2 million, according to figures released just ahead of Israel Independence Day, or Yom Ha’atzmaut.  The population grew by two percent, about 157,000 people, according to the report released More...

Netanyahu wants ‘Jewish state’ law

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would seek a law that would officially make Israel the national state of the Jewish people.  More...

Federation

Mitzvah Magic raises over $12,000 for local non-profits

The Jewish Business Network of Southern New Jersey’s annual Mitzvah Magic was an evening for making business connections, networking, and serving our community. More...

Local Jewish Health Network hosts author

Robert Field, PhD, MPH, JD, a nationally known expert in health care regulation, lectured some 20 members of the healthcare industry on The Jewish Community Campus on April 30 during an event sponsored by the Jewish Health Network of Southern New Jer More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

HELEN BOOKBINDER, of Pompton Plains, NJ, formerly of Burlington Twp., died on May 1. Wife of the late Samuel Bookbinder. Mother of Martin (Trudy) Bookbinder and Richard (Arlene) Bookbinder. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, MAY 16  CONG. BETH EL  Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916.  SATURDAY, MAY 17  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA.  More...

Editorial

Cuban prisoner, stolen girls deserve freedom and justice

Just last month, as Jews gathered for their Passover Seders, we celebrated our freedom from slavery while pledging to continue helping others not yet free of bonds. Two recent incidents are powerful reminders that the struggles continue.  More...

DRY BONES… Kerryspeak

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The pulpit isn’t the place to engage in Israel criticism

NEW YORK (JTA)—Freedom of the pulpit is a cherished Jewish value, yet some rabbis hesitate to share their “true views” about Israeli policy from the pulpit, as a study last year from the Jewish Council for Public Affairs found.  More...

Religion Column

The lessons of Lag B’Omer transcend the one-day festival

Lag B’Omer, the 33rd day of counting the Omer, shows us that if we work diligently, stick to task, and have a little luck, we will in time come to the realization that although our portion may not include all we desired, we will have a sense of More...