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Local News

Cherry Hill teen finds his passion performing in local choir

MEET JACK BRESLOW…

FAMILY: Mom: Amy; Dad: Brett; Sister: Grace, 12  SYNAGOGUE: Cong. More...

Dedication in Tess Norton’s memory

A plaque was recently dedicated in memory of Tess Norton, a basketball lover and the namesake of The Tess Norton Purim Classic, an annual event hosted by the ACHaD special needs department of the Kat More...

TALK TO US…

‘Who’s news?’ will appear on this page of every issue of the Voice. Does anyone you know belong here? More...

Mideast

Israel lacking info on deal

Israel’s national security adviser said Israel had yet to receive all the annexes to the Iran nuclear agreement, but the Obama administration insists the whole deal is a matter of public record.  More...

Born to married sets of twins

The Breslov Hasidic community in Israel is calling the birth of two baby girls 20 minutes apart a miracle.  The girls born in Netanya are the daughters of two couples—identical twin brothers born 20 minutes apart and married to identical More...

Netanyahu deplores killing of Palestinian

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel condemns the murders of Palestinians, which “distinguishes us from our neighbors.”  Netanyahu made his remarks Sunday morning in response to a firebomb attack two days earlie More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

WILIAM BURCAT, of Cherry Hill, passed away on July 20. Husband of the late Denise Burcat. Father of Shelley Burcat, Joseph (Adrienne) Burcat and Mindy Dooner. Grandfather of Beckett, Tanner and Drew. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5  CONG. NER TAMID Games Night at 7:30 p.m. Open to the community. Contact Myron Kessler at 780-5363.  THURSDAY, AUGUST 6  ADATH EMANU-EL Israeli Trip information session with Rabbi David at 7 p.m. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9  SJ JEWISH SINGLES Dinner at the Voorhees Diner at 5 p.m. Separate checks. RSVP to Judy at 609-953-8649.   TUESDAY, AUGUST 18  KATZ JCC SOCIAL SINGLES Dinner meeting at Seasons 52 restaurant at 6:30 p.m. More...

Columns

Making a difference by saving lives in Uganda’s Jewish community

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

It probably would not surprise you to know that I used to be a news junkie. More...

Let us know where you see our Jewish community 10 years from now

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

In job interviews, you often hear the question, “Where do you see yourself in one year…in five years…in 10 years?” That question is an opportunity to present your vision of your own personal goals.  More...

Our ‘Chai Year’…18 and going strong at our Jewish Community Campus

FRONT & CENTER

How many of us can remember when we were 18? We were young, optimistic and full of energy. I remember it fondly. I was in college in New York City studying psychology and beginning my career part-time with the local JCC.  More...

Special Sections

With polls of Jews on Iran at odds, whom to believe?

NEW YORK— There have been three major polls of American Jews since the announcement of the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran—by the L.A. More...

Israel Consul General briefs local leaders on the Iran deal

Israel Consul General for the Mid-Atlantic Region Yaron Sideman gave a briefing to the Jewish Community Relations Council’s Board of Directors along with other Federation agency and community l More...

Voice at the Shore

Beyond the Victorian: Cape May shows signs of vibrant Jewish Life

Cape May conjures images of Victorian homes, quaint and trendy boutiques, sumptuous restaurants, and beautiful beaches. But most people don’t think of this historic town, with its thriving arts scene, as a place with a lot of Jewish life.  More...

Beth Israel’s anniversary and rabbi’s marathon plans intertwine

This is a big year for Rabbi David Weis of Congregation Beth Israel. Both he and his synagogue are celebrating milestone birthdays—Weis turned 60 in April, and Beth Israel will mark its 125th anniversary in November.  More...

Shabbat Candlelighting Times for the Shore:

Friday, August 7 - 7:46 p.m.  Friday, August 14 - 7:37 p.m.   More...

Federation

PJ Library goes to the beach

The Jewish Federation’s PJ Library was thrilled to welcome over 50 families to Margate on Sunday, July 12, for the first “Boker Tov at the Beach” event of the summer. More...

World News

Conservative shuls turning to musical instruments to boost attendance

NEW YORK—When Rabbi Bruce Dollin first talked to the board at his Conservative synagogue about launching an alternative, singing-centered Shabbat morning service that would use musical instruments, he didn’t encounter much resistance.&nbs More...

Most Jewish students faced campus hostilities

Most Jewish undergraduates have encountered anti-Israel and/or anti- Semitic attitudes on campus, but they have not diminished their feelings of connection to Israel, a new study about anti-Semitism at North American universities found  More...

Vatican opens exhibit on John Paul II & Jews

The Vatican Museum opened an exhibit in Rome dedicated to the strong relationship between Pope John Paul II and the Jewish community.  The exhibit, “A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People,” features photos More...

Letters

Opposing President Obama’s Iran agreement

After seeing how President Obama negotiated with Iran, it is now abundantly clear what he expected Israel to do when it came time to signing an agreement with the Palestinians. More...

Religion Column

We can give our children values, but they set their own course

Parshat Va-etchanan Deut. 3:23-7:11   More...