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Fitness instructor inspires dancers with Parkinson’s Disease

MEET STACEY MACALUSO…

FAMILY: Husband Michael; children Adrienne, 19, Michael, 18, and Abigail, 14; dogs Stella and Roxanne  HOMETOWN: Marlton  FAVORITE PLACES: New York City and the beach  HOBBIES: Traveling, gardening, cooking, relaxing outdoors and enjoy More...

Mitzvah Mia is at it again!

Mia Zaretsky is continuing her birthday tradition of donating to those in need in lieu of birthday gifts. With the help of her family, friends, and community at Cong. More...

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Mideast

Will Russia’s missile deal with Iran end Israel’s silence on Ukraine?

After Russia invaded Ukraine in March 2014, Israel resisted pressure to join the United States and its European allies in condemning the move—citing in particular its concern not to antagonize Russia for fear it could provide Syria with a power More...

Rabbi Lichtenstein, Orthodox scholar, dies

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, a leader of the national religious movement in Israel and a prominent modern Orthodox scholar, has died.  Lichtenstein, a head of the Har Etzion Yeshiva in the West Bank’s Gush Etzion bloc, died at the age of 81. More...

Israel honors ‘humble’ priest

Israel and Portugal honored in Lisbon a deceased priest who first received recognition last year for saving dozens of Jews during the Holocaust. More...

Life Cycles

B’nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL   LEAH SOPHIE KELLERMAN, daughter of Ellyn and Jonathon Kellerman, on Apr. 18.  MATTHEW WILLIAM RICHARDSON, son of Stefanie and Daniel Richardson, on Apr. 18.  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

LESTER A. DAVIS, of Monroe Twp., passed away on Apr. 10. Husband of Nancy Davis and the late Arleen Davis. Father of Dina (Ryon) Wolf, Andrea (Paul) Gossenberger and Steven (Patricia) Gottesfeld. More...

Richard Charny, was JCC president

Richard Charny, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Apr. 21. Among his many accomplishments, he was a past president of the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill.  More...

Esther Raab, the namesake of ‘Dear Esther’ play, dies at 92

Holocaust survivor Esther Raab, a Vineland resident who spoke widely about her harrowing escape from a Polish death camp and helped convict Nazi war criminals, died earlier this month at 92.  More...

Editorial

Israel aids Nepal without hesitation

Among more than two-dozen international medical teams as well as search and rescue missions deploying to Nepal, Israel’s contingency of humanitarian workers is among the largest helping the Himalayan nation deal with the aftermath of a devastat More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

If you marry a Jew, you’re one of us

NEW YORK—Millennia ago, before rabbis existed or conversion was invented, thousands who were not born Jewish became part of the Jewish community through a very simple act: They married a Jew.  More...

Special Sections

Reconstructionists consider dropping movement’s ban on intermarried rabbis

NEW YORK— The Reconstructionist movement is on the cusp of making a historic decision about whether to drop its longstanding ban against intermarried rabbinical school students. More...

Voice at the Shore

Community mourns Shoah victims, honors survivors

“We must remember the atrocities committed against our people; the murder of six million men, women and children,” said Rabbi Jeffrey Lipschultz of Beth Judah Temple in Wildwood. More...

May poppy sales support Jewish Veterans’ philanthropy

Next month, the Jewish War Veterans’ annual poppy sale will be in full bloom outside many popular local stores. More...

Shabbat Candlelighting Times for the Shore:

Friday, May 1 - 7:33 p.m.  Friday, May 8 - 7:40 p.m.   More...

Federation

Members roar into spring with two great events

Jewish Federation Lion of Judah members roared into spring with two great events. The Lions met in Philadelphia on Mar. More...

World News

FBI director: Holocaust program a must for agents

FBI director James Comey called the Holocaust the most significant event in history and said that’s why a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum program on its lessons is mandatory for new agents.  More...

Jewish Agency recognizes Diaspora terror victims

The Jewish Agency for Israel remembered the victims of anti-Semitic attacks outside of Israel at a ceremony in Jerusalem on Israel’s Memorial Day.  The memorial focused on the victims of the terror attack on the Hyper Cacher kosher superma More...

Elio Toaff, 99, Rome chief rabbi

Elio Toaff, the chief rabbi of Rome for 51 years, has died, two weeks before his 100th birthday.  Toaff served as chief rabbi from 1951 to 2002 and is considered an important figure in the history of Italy and European Jewry.  He welcomed P More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, APRIL 30  CONG. BETH TIKVAH  Bingo every week at 7:15 p.m. Call 983-8090.  JEWISH NATIONAL FUND  More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, MAY 3  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF  PHILA  Trip to view the “Ink and Gold” Japanese exhibit at the Phila. Museum of Art. Meet at the main entrance at 12 noon. Walk on the Schuylkill Boardwalk and dinner afterwards. More...

Kid Stuff

Voice Camp Guide 2015

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Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, MAY 1  ADATH EMANU-EL  Special Needs Shabbat Service at 6 p.m. for children and adults. Open to the community. Call 608- 1200.  Family Shabbat Service at 7 p.m. Open to the community. Call 608-1200.  CONG. More...

Columns

Re’ut BBYO teens hold a moving Yom Hashoah at B’Nai Tikvah-Beth Israel

BBYO BLOCK

The predominant geography of South Jersey Region BBYO includes chapters in and around Cherry Hill, Voorhees, Mt. Laurel, and/or Moorestown. More...

We are fortunate to have so many women passing the torch

FEDERATION 411

In his poem “Honor and Remembrance,” Laurence Overmire writes, “From generation to generation, lights are extinguished and darkness threatens until someone stoops to bear the torch.” We are very fortunate to live in a communit More...

JCF can help you minimize your financial risk from disability

MONEY MATTERS

Did you know that, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration, just over one in four of today’s 20-year-olds will become disabled before they retire? Or that, according to the U.S. More...