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‘Renaissance man’ Dick Watson always ready for new challenge

MEET DICK WATSON…

HOMETOWN: Lindenwold  FAMILY: Children Sally and Glenn; granddaughter Susannah  SYNAGOGUE: Temple Emanuel  FAVORITE AUTHOR: Joseph Conrad  FAVORITE MOVIE: “Lord Jim”  FAVORITE JEWISH FOODS: Homemade challah, brisk More...

M’kor Shalom families help feed the hungry

During a weekend of service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Cong. More...

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Mideast

First Muslim to run for Jewish Home slate, Anett Haskia is a rarity among Arab-Israelis

PETACH TIKVAH, Israel—Outside the Moriah Synagogue in this central Israeli city, boys in ritual fringes and girls in long skirts handed out fliers for the dozens of candidates running in the Jan. More...

Jewish majority favored over land

Three-fifths of religious Zionist Israelis prioritize safeguarding Israel’s Jewish majority over keeping control of the West Bank.  More...

Israeli scribes restore rare scroll

Israeli scribes restored a 200- year-old Iraqi Torah scroll that arrived in Israel under mysterious circumstances.  The Associated Press reported Jan. More...

Life Cycles

DELSHAD-MINTZER

Jay and Janet Mintzer of Cherry Hill and Margate and Sophy Delshad of Englewood Cliffs and New York City are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Daniel Mintzer and Amanda Delshad. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

BERNARD BELLITZ, of Voorhees, passed away on Jan. 22. Husband of the late Alice Bellitz. Father of the late Stephen Bellitz. Grandfather of Samantha Bellitz and Marissa Bellitz. Great-grandfather of Jasmine. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.  More...

Eric B. Jacobs, was Beth Sholom executive director

Eric B. Jacobs, the executive director of Temple Beth Sholom in Cherry Hill, from 2006 to 2014, died on Jan. 25. A resident of Cherry Hill, he was 69.  More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6  ADATH EMANU-EL  Family Shabbat at 7 p.m. Open to the community. Call 608-1200.  CONG. M’KOR SHALOM  Tot Family Dinner at 5:45 p.m. followed by Tot Shabbat service at 6:30 p.m. More...

Voice Camp Guide 2015

CAMP BY THE SEA  609-822-1167 x 138 camp@jccatlantic.org   More...

Maya Afek Fair Is new director at Camp Chaverim

Maya Afek Fair has joined the JCC Camps at Medford director team as director of Camp Chaverim, the travel program for campers entering 7th and 8th grades.  More...

Columns

Each and every one of our volunteers enables us to do all we do

FEDERATION 411

I am just so excited coming off Super Sunday and Super Week last week. The energy throughout the building was electric. More...

If you could go back to any age, would you make that choice?

SALLY’S WORLD

The question arose, as so many intriguing ones do, quite by chance. We were standing around at a small cocktail party when suddenly somebody noticed that we represented people born in at least five decades. More...

Ways to alleviate the high cost of college tuition

MONEY MATTERS

According to the U.S. Department of Education, the average cost for a four-year college degree increased over 140 percent to over $23,000 from 1981 to 2012. More...

 

Super Week breaks record with over $1-million raised

Super Sunday 2015 was a spectacular success, as over 400 volunteers from throughout Southern New Jersey joined with the Super Sunday chairs to raise $527,194. More...

Voice at the Shore

‘The Imitation Game’ wows sold-out crowd at Holocaust Center fundraiser

British mathematician Alan Turing helped end the Holocaust by cracking the Nazi’s Enigma Code for encrypting radio transmissions. In doing so, he turned the tide in WWII, hastening the allies’ victory and saving millions of lives.  More...

Doing good and doing well: AC Linen goes the extra mile for employees

Eric Goldberg and his brother, Dan, were raised to do mitzvahs and to be mensches. As adults, they have carried these values through to their business.  More...

Shabbat Candlelighting Times for the Shore:

Friday, February 6 - 5:06 p.m.  Friday, February 13 - 5:14 p.m.   More...

Federation

‘100 Days of Impact’ launched following successful Super Sunday

The Jewish Federation of Southern NJ launched 100 Days of Impact on January 26, following a successful Super Sunday. More...

Volunteers rally behind Jewish Federation’s Super Sunday

Super Sunday, Jewish Federation’s largest annual volunteer endeavor and fundraising campaign, kicked off a Super Week. More...

World News

United Synagogue selling its real estate

The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism is selling its New York office.  More...

Federations raise funds for French Jews, plan trip

The Jewish Federations of North America organized a trip to Paris to support victims of the recent terror attacks there.  The trip was announced in a letter sent by Jewish Federations Board Chair Michael Siegal. More...

Argentina releases Nisman’s evidence on Iran-AMIA deal

Argentine judicial officials made public the 300-page criminal complaint that details evidence linking Argentina’s senior political echelon to a deal to hide Iran’s role in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4  ADATH EMANU-EL  Social Action Committee is collecting used towels and sheets for animal shelters. Bring to the office. Call 608-1200.  CONG. BETH TIKVAH  Tu B’Shevat Family Seder at 6:30 p.m. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8  SJ JEWISH  SINGLES  Dinner at Sage Diner at 5 p.m. Call Judy at 609-953-8649. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF  PHILA  More...

Editorial

70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation is a wake-up call

Seventy years ago, the Soviet Red Army’s liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in Poland revealed the extent of Hitler’s atrocities against Europe’s Jews.  More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Reject any comparisons between Ferguson and Palestine

NEW YORK (JTA)—The latest strategy being used by those who make a career of assaulting the good name of the State of Israel is to link the issue of full equality for African-Americans, as symbolized by the word “Ferguson,” with the More...

Religion Column

Our powerful, transformative God keeps Israel safe

Parashat Yitro Ex. More...

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