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Local News

Local teen competes as ‘Chopped Junior’ chef in upcoming episode

FAMILY: Parents Evan & Tara Marcus; brothers Daniel & Andrew FAVORITE JEWISH FOOD TO COOK: Pastrami & bagels FAVORITE TV SHOW: “The Flash” FAVORITE PODCAST: Hardcore History More...

Sen. Beach teaches class at Kellman Brown

State Senator James Beach paid a visit to Kellman Brown Academy on Nov. 5. He taught a full lesson on politics and the legislative process to the 7th and 8th grade students. Welcoming Sen. 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 plans 9,000 immigrants

Israel’s government has approved the entry of some 9,000 Ethiopians who claim Jewish descent, two years after bringing what it said was the final airlift of Ethiopians to Israel.  The Cabinet unanimously voted to bring the Ethiopians, know More...

Couple invites public to wedding

The young couple who postponed their marriage by a week after the terrorist murder of the bride’s father and brother has invited the public to their wedding.  Sarah Techiya Litman and Ariel Beigle will be married Nov. More...

Abbas’ Fatah blames Paris attacks on Israel

The Fatah party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has blamed the terror attacks in Paris on Israel.  Cartoons blaming Israel for the attacks were published on the party’s official Facebook page, Palestinian Media Watch repor More...

Life Cycles

LUBETKIN-GOSIZK

Wedding:

Steve and Judy Lubetkin of Cherry Hill announce the marriage of their daughter, Sharon Andrea, to Thomas O. Gosizk Jr., son of Cheryl and Thomas Gosizk of Delanco. The wedding took place Nov. 15, 2015 at Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill.  More...

MIRENSKY-LEVENE

Engagement:

Audrianne and Martin Levene of Cherry Hill and Naomi and Ruben Mirensky of Jacksonville, FL and the late Deborah Mirensky announce the engagement of their children, Howard Levene, MD, PhD and Tamar Mirensky, MD.  More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

Adath Emanu-El   LUKE RYAN STANDER, son of Dr. Eric and Michelle Stander, on Nov. 21.  ZACHARY SIMON BRODER, son of Meredith and Seth Broder, on Nov. 21.  Cong. Beth El   More...

Editorial

Terrorism in Israel must be recognized by world

In the days since the coordinated Islamic State terrorist attacks on Paris, the world has recognized the cowardly assaults against unarmed citizens for what they are: Acts of war against Western civilization.  More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

In Paris, a Shabbat marred by terror

PARIS—My son and I met in Paris on Friday morning, walked the charming streets of the City of Light, visited the Picasso and Pompidou museums, then went to synagogue at the MJLF (Mouvement Juif Libéral de France), one of the most vibrant Reform More...

Religion Column

Shabbat or Chanukah: Which candles do I light first?

Every year when Shabbat Chanukah comes around, the same question arises in our house: Which do we light first, Chanukah candles or Shabbat candles? More...

Special Sections

French-Israelis, reeling from Paris attacks, relieved to be out

TEL AVIV—  It was 2 a.m. More...

Voice at the Shore

Despite escalation of violence, locals get delicious taste of Israel on Federation mission

Seeing Israel through one’s own eyes—witnessing the history, the people, and the energy— is radically different from seeing it through media reports that portray Israel as a country besieged by political strife and violence.  More...

Emeth Shalom pulpit exchange with church began with Thanksgiving—and a hurricane

Thanksgiving is something that everyone can connect with, regardless of his or her faith, observed Reverend David Fleming of the Margate Community Church. “Every tradition is thankful,” noted Fleming.  More...

Shabbat Candlelighting Times for the Shore:

Friday, November 27 – 4:19 p.m.  Friday, December 4 – 4:17 p.m.   More...

World News

Jonathan Pollard freed after 30 years

Jonathan Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst convicted of spying for Israel, was freed from a federal prison in North Carolina. More...

Federation leader calls for open tent

In the wake of last summer’s bitter Iran debate, the chief executive of Jewish Federations of North America urged its leaders to ensure their organizations are welcoming to people of various political and religious stripes.  More...

Actress Deschanel converts to Judaism

Actress Zooey Deschanel has converted to Judaism.  Deschanel, the daughter of a Quaker and Roman Catholic, converted shortly before marrying producer Jacob Pechenik, Us Weekly reported. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

DOROTHY LEVY, of Voorhees, passed away on Nov. 16. Wife of the late S. Arthur Levy, Esq. Mother of the late William N. Levy, Esq. Motherin law of Marlene Levy. Grandmother of Jason Levy. Sister of S. Bernard Garbose. More...

Do It!

Calendar

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 CHABAD CENTER OF CHERRY HILL Meeting about the International Shabbaton for Jewish high school teens. Go to www.cteen.com/shabbaton to register. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA Dinner and planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant on Welsh Rd. in Phila. RSVP to Jon at 787-0325.  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13  More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2  TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Learn about Jewish holidays at Breakfast and PJs at 9:15 a.m. Email Jill Hammel at jillh@tbsonline.org.  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4  ADATH EMANU-EL Family Shabbat Services at 7:30 p.m. More...

Columns

Celebrating the light to be found in our Jewish community

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

As I am writing this, the news of the terror attacks in Paris by ISIS is streaming across the television. More...

New Jersey Assembly takes up resolutions condemning BDS

The New Jersey State Association of Jewish Federations and others recently testified before The New Jersey Assembly Local and State Government Committee in support of SJR81/AJR122, resolutions condem More...

South Jersey teens take part in Global Shabbat to remember

BBYO BLOCK

The local teens of South Jersey Region make up just a small part of the global youth movement that is BBYO. More...