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East alum’s film brings grandmother’s Holocaust experience to audiences

MEET STEVEN MARKOWITZ…

AGE: 24  FAMILY: Parents Frank and Goldie Markowitz, sister Alyssa, 19  FAVORITE FILM SERIES: “Star Wars”  FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIE: “Up”  FAVORITE ANIMATED BOOK: “Maus” by Art Spiegelman   More...

Kids share ‘Donuts with Dad’

At the recent Donuts with Dad program, held on National Donut Day, Sari Isdaner Early Childhood student Marly Ernenwein and her father Don enjoyed a delicious donut and a festive craft. More...

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Mideast

Kerry: Iran talks ‘could go either way’

As the Voice was going to press, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Iran and the world powers have made “genuine progress” in negotiations on a nuclear deal but that it “could go either way.”  More...

Riskin extended, according to report

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s term as chief rabbi of Efrat reportedly was extended five years by Israel’s Council of the Chief Rabbinate.  More...

Netanyahu ‘smuggled’ to hospital in disguise

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “smuggled” to medical appointments in disguised vans shortly before and after elections.  Netanyahu, 65, in both cases had routine prostate examinations that found “nothing uncharac More...

Life Cycles

SHORE-STONE

Engagements:

Michael Shore and Susan Kaufman of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Allison Shore, to George Mason Stone, son of Lynn Jason and Steven Stone, both of Virginia.  More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, JULY 12  SJ JEWISH SINGLES Dinner at Sage Diner at 5 p.m. Separate checks. RSVP to Judy at 609-953-8649.  FRIDAY, JULY 17  TUESDAY, JULY 21   More...

Columns

My simple act and my stand for gender equality at the Western Wall

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Charlie Kalech has returned. The longtime author of the Voice’s popular Jerusalem Journal column, he has decided to return to writing his column after a year-long break. More...

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FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

In mid-June, Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) organized a leadership mission to the Ukraine to see how to best serve the Ukrainian Jewish population who have been displaced or are under siege. More...

Outgoing JCRC President Jonathan Korn highlights growth and goals

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY

The JCRC recently held its annual meeting featuring keynote remarks by Rabbi Esther Reed from Rutgers Hillel about the growing Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement on college campuses. More...

Special Sections

JFCS special needs employment program aids clients & businesses

In November 2013, JFCS held its Annual Vocational Program More...

Voice at the Shore

Federation re-establishes local JCRC, with Wolbransky as chair

A week after nine African Americans were slaughtered at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, Harvey Wolbransky, chair of Atlantic and Cape May Counties’ newly re-formed Jewish Community Relations Council, attended a solidarity meeting at the S More...

Federation’s 2015 Annual Campaign chairs: Meet David and Ali Lieberman

Approachable, down-toearth, unassuming, haimish— these are the words that come to mind when you first meet David and Ali Lieberman. More...

Shabbat Candlelighting Times for the Shore:

Friday, July 10 - 8:08 p.m.  Friday, July 17 - 8:05 p.m.   More...

Federation

Newly minted graduates set for leadership

It is graduation season, including the most recent class of the Federation Leadership Institute (FLI) of Southern New Jersey. More...

World News

Orthodox Jewish groups brace for consequences of gay-marriage ruling

WASHINGTON— The name that keeps coming up when Orthodox Jewish groups consider the consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court decision extending same-sex marriage rights to all states has little to do with Jews or gays.  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

SEYMOUR ALEXANDER, of Willingboro, passed away on June 24. Husband of Sally Alexander. Father of Steve Alexander and the late Marc Alexander. Father-in-law of Deborah Kahn. More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, JULY 9  CONG. BETH EL Music Together for children up to age 4 every week through Aug. 13 from 10-10:45 a.m. Call Maggie at 354-1432.  FRIDAY, JULY 10   TEMPLE BETH EL OF  More...

Editorial

Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children, was a true hero

“Why did I do it? Why do people do different things? Some people revel in taking risks, and some go through life taking no risks at all.”  More...

DRY BONES… Then & Now

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Religion Column

How do we define a good leader in the Jewish community?

Parashat Pinchas Num. 25:10-30:1  God said to Moses: “Take for yourself Joshua, the son of Nun, a man of spirit, and you will place your hands upon him…” (Num. 27:18)   More...