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BBYO member’s pen pal program connects local teens to Israelis

MEET WENDY SHERMAN…

HOMETOWN: Cherry Hill  SYNAGOGUE: Cong. More...

Emanuel honors Kibitz Room’s Parish

Temple Emanuel awarded Neil Parish, owner of The Kibitz Room, with the first annual Or Kehillah (Light of the Community) Award for his contributions to the local Jewish community. More...

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Mideast

Herzliya Conference shows split on importance of Israeli-Palestinian conflict

HERZLIYA, Israel—Naftali Bennett and Tzipi Livni don’t agree on much.  Bennett, Israel’s economy minister, sees the West Bank as an inseparable part of the Jewish state and wants Israel to annex its settlements there. More...

Abbas’ wife has surgery in Israel

The wife of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was released from a private hospital in Tel Aviv after having surgery there.  Amina Abbas was sent home from the Assuta Medical Center following the procedure on her leg two days earlier. More...

Shabbat dinner sets Guinness mark

More than 2,000 people in Tel Aviv set the Guinness World Record for largest Shabbat dinner.  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

HARRY BAKER, 87, of Cherry Hill, died on June 11. Husband of Irene Baker. Father of Mark (Sandee) Baker and Brian (Stephanie) Baker. Grandfather of Eric (Andrea), Amy, Lee, and Hannah. Brother of Doris Levin. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, JUNE 26  SJ JEWISH SINGLES  Meeting at Temple Emanuel at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $3 for nonmembers. More...

Columns

Jewish POP! study results are in, and they will help plan a bright future

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

We popped the questions this past fall and now we have some answers that will guide our community for the next several years, and are already enabling us to leave a legacy for generations to come. More...

When moments of joy mix with moments of sorrow

SALLY’S WORLD

I know “D” so well that I can even detect nuances in her voice when I hear it on my answering machine. More...

Never underestimate the power of tolerance and understanding

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

“Tolerance is giving every other human being every right you claim for yourself.” Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899)  More...

Special Sections

Jewish environmentalists bike the Pine Barrens to promote sustainability

From the sounding of the shofar at the start of the ride, it was clear that Hazon Philadelphia’s first biking tour was no ordinary ride. More...

Voice at the Shore

Gaber honored by BERON-JOAS

The Senior Center at the Pogachefsky Pavilion of BERONJOAS recently held an event honoring Beth Judah Rabbi Aaron Gaber for his ongoing support for the center and its patrons. More...

Avoda awards go to Mainland’s Jake Leavy and Atlantic City High School’s Elia Lichtenstein

Late on a Tuesday evening earlier this month, Sharon Leavy looked out the window of her Northfield home to see three older gentlemen struggling through the pouring rain toward her front door. More...

Enjoy services at the beach

CONG. BETH ISRAEL will hold Beach services, Huntington Avenue Beach in Margate, 5:30 p.m. on Fridays, July 11, Aug. 1, and Aug. 22. All are welcome to join Rabbi David Weiss and Cantor Larisa Averbakh. More...

Life Cycles

SPEVAK-WOLDOFF

Engagements:

The Hon. More...

SHAFFER-GRIFFIN

Robin and David Shaffer of Mt. Laurel announce the engagement of their daughter Rachael, to Matthew Griffin, son of Robert and Susan Griffin of Blandon, PA.  More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL  JORDAN SCOTT EDELSTEIN, son of Debra and Philip Edelstein, on June 7.  ISABELLE ERNST, daughter of Ezra and Suzanne Ernst, on June 7.   JOSEPH LAWRENCE ABATE, son of Stacey Schlosser, on June 14.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

SATURDAY, JUNE 28  ADATH EMANU-EL  Torah Talk and Bagels every Saturday at 8:45 a.m. All are welcome. Call 608-1200.   CONG. BETH EL  Farewell tribute Shabbat program to Rabbi Arnow and his family followed by a luncheon. More...

Editorial

Worldwide Jewish community rallies to ‘Bring Back Our Boys’

EDITORIALS…

Gilad Shaar. Naftali Frenkel. Eyal Yifrach. We have come to know and care about the three Israeli teens kidnapped earlier this month as if members of own family members were in peril.  More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Personal reflections on Lewis Katz and his impact

Before I knew him, and the impact he would have on my life, I knew his sister who was our neighbor and good friend. More...

Religion Column

Engaging properly with others can increase holiness

Parashat Chukat Num. 19:1-22:1   More...