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Avid bicycle rider experiences Israel while helping country

MEET ALAN FINKELSTEIN…

FAMILY: Wife Cheryl, daughters Jillian and Elyssa  SYNAGOGUE: Cong. Beth El  FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Michigan Wolverines  FAVORITE PLACE TO RIDE IN SOUTH JERSEY: Burlington County  FAVORITE METHOD OF TRAVEL: Trek bicycle   More...

WCRE aids those in need through JFCS

Wolf Commercial Real Estate (WCRE) held its second annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, bringing more than 70 bags of food and hundreds of dollars in supermarket gift cards to the Samost Jewish Family and 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

Seal impression of Judean king

A 2,700-year-old seal impression bearing the name of a Judean king was uncovered in excavations at the foot of the Temple Mount. More...

Actor lauds Israel for aid

Academy Award winner and activist Sean Penn, in Israel for the first time, credited the Israeli international relief organization IsraAID for the success of his humanitarian efforts in earthquake ravaged Haiti. More...

Report: Israeli officials fear PA collapse

Senior Israeli military and Shin Bet security service officials are warning that the Palestinian Authority could collapse, Haaretz reported.  The Diplomatic-Security Cabinet held lengthy discussions about the possibility of the PA collapse, Haar More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

RALPH Z. JORDEN, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Nov. 20. Husband of Beatrice Jorden. Father of Maggie (Harold) Kaplan and Victor (Virginia) Jorden. Grandfather of Rebecca, Lynn, Melanie and Lydia. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9  ADATH EMANU-EL David Snyder, director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, will discuss the crisis in Israel at 8 p.m. Open to the community. Call 608-1200.  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10  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...

Editorial

Chanukah message: Freedom is worth the fight

As the Chanukah story is retold, a wicked ruler in ancient times was determined to force Jews to abandon their ancient traditions in favor of practices drawn from Greek culture. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

‘Mah Nishtana HaTerror Hazeh?’

On Thanksgiving Day, when more Turkey is consumed and football is watched in this country than any other day of the year, I chose to forego a local family celebration and instead to join another part of my family that has been understandably going th More...

Religion Column

‘Honest tears’ bring balance to our lives

Parshiot Miketz &Vayigash Gen. 41:1-47:27 More...

Special Sections

Dorm at Rowan University vandalized with swastikas

A residence hall at Rowan University was vandalized with swastikas and other anti-Semitic grafitti. The Nazi symbols were discovered Dec. 3 and reported to the university administration. More...

With Israeli-EU relations strained, Netanyahu looking toward Asia

JERUSALEM— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, sat kiddy-corner in armchairs at the international climate summit near Paris, talking and laughing. More...

Voice at the Shore

Ecumenical group holds Thanksgiving service at Beth El

Approximately 60 people representing houses of worship throughout the area attended the Downbeach Ministerium’s Ecumenical Thanksgiving service at Beth El Synagogue on Monday evening, November 23.  More...

Chabad leaders find inspiration—and high-tech ideas—at worldwide conference

Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport of Chabad at the Shore joined roughly 3,000 colleagues from around the world at the Kinus Hashluchim last month in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.  More...

Shabbat Candlelighting Times for the Shore:

Friday, December 11 – 4:17 p.m.  Friday, December 18 – 4:19 p.m.   More...

Federation

Innovative thinkers sought for Jan. 10 event

The Jewish Federation is excited to announce a new collaboration in community wide programming. More...

Make a purchase…help someone in need

Our Mobile ReSale Boutique is on the move again! Last month, Mobile ReSale “popped up” in the Katz JCC lobby with tons of great bargains on clothing, shoes, accessories, and more. More...

Life Cycles

GREENFIELD-SAVAGE

Engagements:

Susan and William Greenfield of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their daughter Jill Greenfield to Zachary Savage, son of Amy Brams and Eric Savage of Short Hills, NJ.  More...

TANNENBAUM-ZUCKER

Renee and Steven Tannenbaum of Cherry Hill and Nina and Lary Zucker of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their children, Alyssa Danielle Tannenbaum to Cole Israel Zucker.  The couple first met in grade school in Cherry Hill, but started dat More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11  ADATH EMANU-EL My Shabbat Chanukah Experience. Call 608-1200.  CONG. BETH EL Family Shabbat Chanukah Service begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. Cost is $18 for adults and $8 for kids under age 13. More...

Columns

Focus on our common humanity to prevent the spread of terrorism

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

In the wake of the Paris attacks, France’s flag was overlaid on millions of Facebook personal profile images in solidarity. More...

Eight things to be thankful for during this festival of Chanukah

FEDERATION 411

With Chanukah following on the heels of Thanksgiving this year, I’m reminded of something I read a couple of years ago when Chanukah actually fell on Thanksgiving. More...

Gratitude and growth are moving us forward to 2016

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

This will be my last column in 2015. As we bid farewell to the old year and welcome 2016, I want to take this opportunity to share just how much growth and progress JFCS has seen during the last year. More...