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Local nurse moved to volunteer in the Dominican Republic

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HOMETOWN: Marlton  FAMILY: Mother Sally Grossman; Father Anthony Schweiger; Children Evan, 13, and Rachel, 12  HOBBIES: Running, horseback riding and hiking  FAVORITE BOOK: “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand   More...

Ner Tamid triumphs at JAG tourney

The two teams from Cong. More...

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Federation

Samson Foundation renews Challenge Grant

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey once again announces the renewal of the Marvin Samson Foundation Super Sunday Challenge Grant for 2015. This is the fifth year for this initiative. More...

Give your children the Gift of Israel

Sending your child to Israel for a trip of a lifetime is one of the best gifts you can give to them. Studies show that a trip to Israel can transform them and enhance their Jewish identities. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

MARTIN KAPLAN, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Dec. 24. Husband of Lillian Kaplan. Father of Ron (Jackie) Kaplan and Cheryl (Jay) Murphy. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, JANUARY 11  SJ JEWISH SINGLES  Brunch at Prospector’s at noon. Call Judy at 609-953-8649.  FRIDAY, JANUARY 16  CONG. BETH EL  Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. More...

Editorial

Palestinian move to join International Court obstructs peace

The intent by Mahmoud Abbas to use the International Criminal Court to pursue war crimes charges against Israel is a new and dangerous strategy that could set back an already dimming chance of peace in the region.  More...

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Religion Column

Our young people are transformed by seeing Israel

I write this from Israel, where I, with my friends and colleagues Rabbi Aaron Krupnick and Rabbi Gary Gans, are leading a trip for 49 members of our 10th grade Confirmation classes. Temple Beth Sholom, Cong. Beth El and Cong. More...

 

Beth El in Hammonton celebrates ordination of its spiritual leader

Disconnected from religion after her bat mitzvah, Abby Michaleski was seeking a more meaningful and joyous connection to Judaism when she discovered Temple Beth El in Hammonton.  More...

Voice at the Shore

Want to feel better in 2015? Yoga and Torah offer parallel paths to well-being

What do Yoga and Judaism have in common? A lot, say many rabbis and Jewish Yoga instructors here at the Jersey shore. More...

Kulanu students donate 80 pairs of PJs

Many high school students celebrated the first night of Chanukah in their pajamas at Kulanu’s “Pajamakah,” a unique celebration combining fun and community service. More...

Shabbat Candlelighting Times for the Shore:

Friday, January 9 - 4:36 p.m.  Friday, January 16 - 4:43 p.m.   More...

Mideast

Will Racheli Ibenboim’s campaign put a haredi woman in the Knesset?

TEL AVIV—Racheli Ibenboim acts as if she’s in a rush, repeatedly checking her phone before hurrying off to her next appointment exactly 30 minutes after the current one begins.  The way Ibenboim tells it, she’s not just trying More...

Ex-envoy Oren announces run

Michael Oren, the former Israeli envoy to the United States, will run in Israel’s upcoming elections.  Oren was presented as a candidate for the new political party Kulanu, which is headed by former Communications Minister Moshe Kahlon. More...

Arab countries ban ‘Exodus’ film

Several Arab countries banned the release of the film “Exodus: Gods and Kings.”  Egypt barred what its culture minister called a “Zionist film.”  “It gives a Zionist view of history and contains historical inac More...

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Calendar

THURSDAY, JANUARY 8  TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM  Ladies night out at 7 p.m. prepares a take-home kosher meal for your family. Details at tbsonline.org/koshercuisine.  FRIDAY, JANUARY 9  CONG. BETH EL  More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

SUNDAY, JANUARY 11  TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM  Sunday Funday at 9:15 a.m. in the Noah’s Ark Playroom. Details at tbsonline.org/sundayfundays.  SUNDAY, JANUARY 18  TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM  Bowling and Bagels at 11 a.m. More...

Columns

Spring Kickoff to welcome new members

BBYO BLOCK

It’s January, and what does that mean for South Jersey Region (SJR) BBYO? It means welcoming in our new eighth graders. More...

Emanuel teens heading to Washington

TEEN SCENE

On Jan. 18, a dozen teens and chaperones from Temple Emanuel will travel to Washington DC for L’Taken, a social justice and advocacy seminar hosted by the Religious Action Center. More...

Get your thinking caps on; it’s quiz time!

MONEY MATTERS

Let’s see how much you know about Florida (answers at bottom): 1. True or False: Florida is the third most populous state. 2. More...

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