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Young lawyer’s desire to give back shapes her career and life

MEET RACHAEL BREKKE…

AGE:28 HOMETOWN:Voorhees FAMILY:Parents Blair and RheaBrekke; brother Max SYNAGOGUE:TEMPLE EMANUEL FAVORITE JUDGE:The late Barry MWeinberg (Zeyde) FAVORITE MOVIE:“A Few Good Men” FAVORITE TV SHOW:“House of Cards” More...

40 years of gift-wrapping for Hadassah

The Herzl Group of Camden County Chapter of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, marked 40 years of holiday gift-wrapping at the Cherry Hill Mall. More...

TALK TO US…

‘Who’s news?’ will appear on this page of every issue of the Voice. Does anyone you know belong here? More...

Mideast

How will U.S. Jews react to a Herzog win?

WASHINGTON—Come early next year, there might be yet another world capital that opposes Israeli settlement expansion and sees Benjamin Netanyahu as principally responsible for Israel’s isolation: Jerusalem.  Isaac Herzog, the Labor Pa More...

Record-breaking French immigration

Jewish immigration from France to Israel reached a record of 6,655 newcomers in the first 11 months of 2014.  The figure, which appears in a Jewish Agency document compiled this month, virtually guarantees that France will be this year’s t More...

Spy reached Hezbollah leaders

Arab media are reporting that Hezbollah uncovered a Mossad spy in its upper ranks.  The reports have named Mohammed Shorbah, a Lebanese businessman who succeeded Imad Mughniyeh, the operations chief assassinated in 2008 in a Syrian car bomb atta More...

Life Cycles

Engagement:

BAKER-COHEN

Harriet and Marshall Baker of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their daughter Ilyse to Hilton Cohen, son of Natalie and Anthony Cohen of Greenwood Village, CO.  Ilyse is a graduate of Point Park University, where she earned a Bachelor of A More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL  REBECCA GRACE CHERNOFF, daughter of Brian and Mary Chernoff, on Dec. 6.  QUINN EVERETT BLACKMAN, son of Jeffrey and Kimberly Blackman, on Dec. 20.  CONG. BETH EL   More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF  PHILA  Trip to Longwood Gardens. Carpool at 10:30 a.m. from the Target store on Bustleton Ave. Dinner afterwards. Call Jon at 787-0325. More...

Editorial

Jewish community played Key role in Alan Gross return

Call it a Chanukah gift, or —some would say —miracle. Alan Gross, the Jewish American contractor held captive for five years in a Cuban prison, was freed on the second day of the Festival of Lights.  More...

DRY BONES…

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Letters

A very sad contrast

The imbalance of world reaction when a Jew is killed vs. an Arab never ceases to leave me dumbfounded.  More...

Responding to letter

In response to the letter Nelson Berman wrote in the last Voice edition (“Synagogues must change to avoid a bleak future”). More...

Religion Column

Bringing the light—and being the light

Parashat Vayigash Gen. 44:18-47:27  More...

Special Sections

Ronald Dubrow mourned; was Beth El president, community leader

Ronald Dubrow, a leader who devoted his time and energy to serving both the Jewish and general communities, was mourned following his sudden passing on Dec. 9. Over 800 people attended his funeral at Cong. Beth El in Voorhees. More...

Voice at the Shore

Keeping the faith in college: coeds find Jewish community

Our children—they awe us coming into this world; delight us as small children when they dress up for Purim; fill us with pride standing on the bima at their Bar or Bat Mitzvah; and amaze us with their talents and intelligence in high school.&nb More...

Cooking for a cause

Congregation Beth Israel’s Ity-Bity youth group and Mitzvah Corps prepared Thanksgiving dinners for MANNA at the Shore, a nonprofit group that provides nourishing meals for those in need. More...

Ring in 2015 with food, fun at Emeth Shalom

Ring in 2015 with friends from the Jewish community! Join the celebration at Temple Emeth Shalom in Margate on Wednesday, January 31, starting at 8:30 p.m.  More...

Federation

JDC Jerusalem staffer briefs Federation

Federation lay leaders and staff welcomed Michael Lawrence from the Jerusalem office of our overseas partner, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), for a “lunch & learn&rd More...

Federation Leadership Institute kicks off

The second Federation Leadership Institute (FLI) kicked off on Sunday, Dec. 7. The Institute is comprised of Federation and community leaders who are dedicated to learning more about the Federation system and how it works. More...

World News

New day for Cuban Jews

WASHINGTON-- Alan Gross was imprisoned while trying to connect Cuba’s isolated Jewish community to the wider world. The deal that got him released five years later may do just that and much more.  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

JAMES A. AGRE, of Voorhees, passed away on Dec. 9. Husband of Evelyn Agre. Father of Rachel (Jeffrey) Rohrer and Lisa (Steven) Brown. Grandfather of Alison, Jacqueline, Heather and Sammy. More...

Do It!

Calendar

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27  ADATH EMANU-EL  Torah Talk and Bagels every Saturday at 8:45 a.m. All are welcome. Call 608-1200. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31  CONG. M’KOR SHALOM  More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, JANUARY 2  ADATH EMANU-EL  Family Shabbat Service at 7 p.m. Call 608-1200.   FRIDAY, JANUARY 23  ADATH EMANU-EL  My Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. for families with young children. Open to the community. Call 608- 1200. . More...

Columns

We are all ‘mishpacha’ at BBYO’s Winter Retreat

BBYO BLOCK

On Friday night, Dec. 12, over 130 members of South Jersey Region journeyed to the Jewish Federation Annex building in Cherry Hill for the region’s first-ever Winter Retreat, themed “We are Mispacha” (family). More...

Katz JCC in Cherry Hill reinstitutes Teen Leadership Council

TEEN SCENE

The Katz JCC, in an effort to reach out to the youth population in various institutions within the South Jersey Jewish community, has reestablished the Teen Leadership Council. More...

Retirement communities must prepare for the new, modern senior

ENRICHING SENIOR LIVES

If 50 is the new 40 and 60 is the new 50…what does this mean for 65-year-old Baby Boomers living as if they were 10 years younger? More...