July 22, 2015 RSS feed / Local News

Cherry Hill teen comfortable discussing bouts with mental illness

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AGE: 18  FAMILY: Parents Ron and Rina, brother Lance, 26  SYNAGOGUE: Temple Emanuel  FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Matzah ball soup  FAVORITE COLOR: Purple  FAVORITE ANIMAL: Tiger   More...

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Chabad of Gloucester County honors Congressman Norcross at golf event

Congressman Donald Norcross received the “Man of the Year” award at Chabad of Gloucester County’s recent Second Annual Golf Tournament & Dinner. More...

Beth El kids support soldiers

As part of their consecration project, Cong. Beth El’s thirdgrade Gimmel class funded a Shabbat dinner for Lone Soldiers through the Michael Levine Lone Soldier Center. More...

Philly museum sets festival

The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center of Philadelphia will hold its annual Summer Music Festival at Cong. Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Rd. in Elkins Park, PA. The event will be held on Sunday, Aug. 2, from 1-4 p.m.  More...

Holocaust survivors benefit from New Jersey budget

Provisions in the FY 2016 State Budget authorize for the third consecutive year a “Grants in Aid” allocation for the Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program (HSAP) of the New Jersey Jewish Family Service Agencies (NJJFSA). More...

Men’s Club hears about Cuba

The South Jersey Men’s Club recently heard member Abe Fortas speak about “Growing up in Cuba.” Fortas (right) is shown receiving a certificate from President Don Weisenstein. More...

Voorhees teen founder of Fantastic Friends wins award

When Marissa Hacker started Fantastic Friends during her sophomore year of high school, she envisioned a social club where kids with intellectual disabilities could make friends and feel accepted and loved as themselves. More...

Endless fun with pool inflatables

Fridays mean endless fun pool inflatables for all campers at Early Childhood Camps at the Katz JCC. Pictured here is LKSA instructor Cari Winiarski with camper Avery Raymond. More...

GHMEC honors volunteers

The Jewish Community Relations Council’s Goodwin Holocaust Museum and Education Center (GHMEC) recently held its Annual Volunteer Appreciation Evening. More...

Leon Levy helps JFCS fight hunger

Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey (JFCS) will be able to feed more of those who are food insecure in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties, thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Million Dollar Roundtable (M More...

Arts, Books & Culture summer hosts Silva & Scottoline/Serritella

The Katz JCC recently hosted New York Times bestselling authors Daniel Silva and mother/daughter team Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella. More...

Temple Sinai’s new rabbi brings diverse experience to the job

Boaz Marmon never put much stock into the many comments from friends and acquaintances over the years that he should become a rabbi.  As the son of a military chaplain whose father’s rabbinic career took the family to locales far outside t More...

GHMEC displaying 2nd mural of local Holocaust Survivors

Our community is very fortunate to have so many Holocaust Survivors living here. More...

JCF & JFCS help the hungry

In the fall of 2014, the JCF awarded a grant to Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) to purchase a refrigerator to store fresh produce and other perishables at the Betsy & P More...

JCC recognizes special needs volunteer for 10 years of service

Courtney Smolley, a young adult with developmental disabilities, has held the position of senior meal place setter for the JCC’s senior adult nutrition program for over 10 years. More...

Beth El launches pre-college program

Starting this fall, Cong. Beth El in Voorhees will debut its new Beth El Junior College (BEJC) for 11th and 12th grade students. BEJC is the post-confirmation successor to both Midrasha and, more recently, the GESHER program. More...

Lightstone scholarship awarded to Shao

The Annual Nan Lightstone Memorial Scholarship Award was presented this year to Zhisheng Shao, a 2015 graduate of Cherry Hill High School West. More...

Biking at Medford

Summer fun is well underway at the JCC Camps at Medford, and a brand new program is teaching campers ages 3-7 to ride bikes, thanks to a grant Camp was awarded to purchase 20 Strider bikes.  More...