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Mother and son team up for roles in Renaissance Faire

MEET CHERYL AND DAVID POLIOS…

Self-professed nerds Cheryl Polios and her son, David, are living in a fantasy world. It’s the Renaissance – and they love it. More...

Politz promotes anti-bullying

New Jersey Assemblywoman, Pamela Lampitt, center, visits Politz Day School’s elementary school to discuss anti-bullying and her work to create legislation for the fair treatment of women and ch More...

TALK TO US…

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Mideast

Equestrian Danielle Goldstein aims for Rio Games

YAGUR, Israel—The crowd was sparse and admission was free. Pop music from 10 years ago blared from loudspeakers. A few families sat on bleachers near the athletes, who hopped over a low fence when it was time to compete.  More...

Proposal seeks prayer on Mount

Knesset members from the Likud and Labor parties have collaborated on a proposal that would allow Jews to pray on the Temple Mount.  The plan by Miri Regev of Likud and Hilik Bar of Labor would reverse the ban on Jewish prayer on the mount, cons More...

Maccabi Tel Aviv wins Euroleague crown

Maccabi Tel Aviv upset favored Real Madrid to win the Euroleague basketball championship.  Maccabi defeated the Spanish squad, 98-86, in overtime in Milan in the title game. More...

World News

Washington students reject divestment resolution

The student senate at the University of Washington voted overwhelmingly to reject a proposed measure on divestment from Israel.  The vote of 59 against, 8 in favor and 11abstentionsfolloweda31/2-hour debate, according to StandWithUs, a pro- Isra More...

Sen. Menendez shelves pro-Israel bill for now

The chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee shelved for now a major pro-Israel bill over the attempt to insert language mandating a congressional review of any Iran nuclear deal.  More...

State Dept. official discusses Gross with Cuba

The top U.S. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

NORA BARR, of Cherry Hill, formerly of Baltimore, MD, died on May 11. Wife of the late H. Stanley Barr. Mother of Avron (Shirley Tessler) Barr, Dina Barr, Dr. Marla Barr and Candyse (Charles) Weckel. Grandmother of Tiffany, Matthew and Alexis. More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, MAY 29  THE CHABAD CENTER  Women’s Circle hosts Bouquet of Blessings, tips on flower arranging, at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $8. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

SATURDAY, MAY 31  ADATH EMANU-EL  Drive-in Movie Night presents “Frozen” at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per person or $20 per carload. Call 608-1200.  SUNDAY, JUNE 1  TEMPLE EMANUEL  More...

Registration open for Just 4 Kids afterschool program

The Just 4 Kids Afterschool Child Care program at the Katz JCC offers premier child care for K-8 graders. More...

Columns

As the Jewish Voice expands, we welcome our Shore friends

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

For nearly 18 years, the Jewish Times of South Jersey was an award-winning, independent weekly Jewish newspaper serving approximately 2,000 subscribers in the Jersey Shore community. More...

More than a dress—a coming-of-age memory for a mother and daughter

SALLY’S WORLD

I came upon it on a recent long-overdue purge of the upstairs hall closet: Nancy’s first serious black dress.  More...

JFCS is taking a stand to help those battling the epidemic of drug abuse

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

When it comes to drug abuse, the skyrocketing and staggering statistics may be as much a shock to our systems as any drug could ever be.  More...

Special Sections

Our community mourns the loss of Lewis Katz, Susan Asbell

Community pillars die in tragic plane crash
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Cherry Hill Jewish community contributes to Memorial Day Observance

Mayor Chuck Cahn welcomed about 250 residents, including active duty and retired military veterans and their families, to an hour-long Memorial Day Observance ceremony that included keynote remarks by Brig. Gen. James J. More...

An exciting new chapter in the history of the Voice

This issue of the Jewish Community Voice marks an exciting new stage in the 73-year history of the paper. More...

Voice at the Shore

‘Voice at the Shore’ will bring together the best in our communities

The Jewish community of Atlantic and Cape May counties has had a Jewish newspaper for over 75 years, since the Jewish Record was first published in 1939. More...

Do You Love Lucy?

Lucy has a Voice! As you can see, the Lucy on the cover has a copy of the Voice–the Jewish Community Voice. You can bet that she’s reading our new supplement, Voice at the Shore. More...

Kulanu graduates carry community hopes for the future

The 14 high school juniors called up to the bimah at Beth El Synagogue in Margate on the evening of Tuesday, May 6, walked away carrying more than their diplomas from the Kulanu School of Jewish Studies; they also carried with them community leaders& More...

Federation

Community members travel to Washington D.C. on Mission

Some 30 South Jersey residents traveled to Washington, D.C. earlier this month to discuss critical issues impacting the Jewish community with influential politicians and policy makers.  More...

JBN Lunch & Learn hosts Voice Lady, Nancy Daniels

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey affinity group, the Jewish Business Network of Southern New Jersey, hosted a Lunch, Learn & Connect: Voice Your Way to Success with Nancy Daniels (The Voice Lady) on Wednesday, May 14th.  More...

Life Cycles

Celebrations

B’nai Mitzvah:  Adath Emanu-El   OLIVIA ELEANOR SCHRIBER, daughter of Andrew and Rebecca Schriber, on May 10.  JAKE M. FREEDMAN, son of Jeff and Sandra Freedman, on May 17.  More...

Engagement:

Gary and Sharon Nadler of Voorhees announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura, to Scott Klatzkin, son of Robert and Julie Klatzkin of Newark, DE.  Laura graduated magna cum laude from West Chester University, and is the Director of Develop More...

Birth:

Rena Ruben of Voorhees and Stuart Ruben of Cherry Hill announce the birth of their granddaughter, Sydni Eva Federman, daughter of Staci and Rich Federman of Jamaica Plain, MA, on April 13.  Sydni is named in loving memory of her paternal grandmo More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SATURDAY, JUNE 7  SJ JEWISH SINGLES  Party in Medford at 8 p.m. Call Judy at 609-953-8649.  SUNDAY, JUNE 8  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB   OF PHILA.  More...

Editorial

Magic Johnson reminds us: Jewish-Black relations endure

EDITORIALS…

We applaud basketball icon Magic Johnson for taking the high road in the media maelstrom over Donald Sterling’s racist rants by reinforcing historically good ties between Blacks and Jews.  More...

DRY BONES… Infected

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The Israel conversation we should be having

NEW YORK (JTA)—The recent vote by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations rejecting J Street’s membership bid was not entirely surprising. More...

Religion Column

‘Zachor,’ let us remember Shavuot, the forgotten holiday

The Hebrew word Zachor (Remember) is associated with our remembering the atrocities of the Holocaust and the murder of six million innocent Jews. Yet for over 2,000 years Jews have been chanting Zachor six times every morning after prayers.  More...