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Local News

Producer of Broadway’s ‘Fiddler’ revival got his start locally

MEET GEOFFREY SOFFER…

FAMILY: Parents Bess and Dr. 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...

JEVS & JFCS Employment sets Open House for Jan. 5

With staff in place and a new services suite, a new partnership between Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey (JFCS) and JEVS Human Services is officially open to assist the unemployed, underemployed and career tr More...

Mideast

Reform and Conservative leaders: We want equal rights

NEW YORK—It was all hugs and smiles when Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met with leaders of America’s three main Jewish denominations at an event hosted by UJA-Federation of New York.  More...

New guidelines on treating terrorists

Newly issued guidelines call for paramedics at the scene of a terrorist attack to triage the wounded according to the severity of the injury, even if that means treating a terrorist first.  More...

Elton John coming to Israel

British singer-songwriter Elton John will be returning to Israel this spring for his fourth concert there. He will perform May 26 at Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv. More...

Life Cycles

MINTZER-BENTON

Engagements:

Jay and Janet Mintzer of Cherry Hill and Margate and Alfred and Deborah Benton of Manchester, NH announce the engagement of their children, Jenna Mintzer and Noah Benton.  More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

Adath Emanu-El   SAMUEL GELFENSON, son of Lisa Gelfenson, on Dec. 19.  Cong. Beth El   JOELLE LANDAU, daughter of Danielle and Steven Landau, on Dec. 5.   More...

Going Solo

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, JANUARY 1  ADATH EMANU-EL Family Shabbat Services at 7:30 p.m. Open to the community. Call 608-1200.  SATURDAY, JANUARY 9  TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tot Shabbat for children up to age 3 at 11 a.m. More...

Going Solo

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA Trip to Longwood Gardens. Carpool at 10 a.m. from the Target store on Bustleton Ave. Lunch and dinner out with the group. Call Jon at 787-0325.  More...

Columns

Feb. 27 Yad b’Yad event will celebrate the Jewish leaders of tomorrow

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

My theme throughout my two-year term as Federation president is: “We are Building our Future.” One of the most important pathways to our future is through the Jewish Federation’s Young Adult Division (YAD). More...

JCRC’s interfaith dialogues remind us to ‘love thy neighbor’

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY

We are undoubtedly living during a time when our sensibilities as Jews are tested by a world in which a young mother can become a terrorist and leave her daughter an orphan.  More...

The rebbitzin’s recipes: The mitzvah of Melave Malka

COOKING

Upon the conclusion of the weekly Sabbath, after the Havdala ceremony, it is customary to “escort the Sabbath Queen” into the week, by observing the mitzvah of Melave Malka (which means “Escort the Queen”). More...

Special Sections

Harold Kushner inspires crowd

Rabbi Harold Kushner spoke to a crowd of over 300 people at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill. The event was a program of the Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books and Culture. More...

Voice at the Shore

Israel is a world leader in cybersecurity and other startups, says Israel 21C editor

“People are not afraid to fail in Israel; failure is seen as a stepping stone to success.” That is one of several factors accounting for Israel’s incredible number of successful technology startups, according to Viva Sarah Press, as More...

Chinese documentary on Shanghai Ghetto premieres in NYC, featuring Ventnor woman

Ventnor resident Betty Grebenschikoff was one of five Holocaust survivors featured in “Survival in Shanghai,” a documentary film produced by the Shanghai Media Group, which premiered before an audience of 800 people— including many More...

Shabbat Candlelighting Times for the Shore:

Friday, December 25 – 4:22 p.m. Friday, January 1 – 4:27 p.m.   More...

Federation

Chairs announced for 2016 phon-a-thon

The Jewish Federation is excited to announce the chairs for Super Sunday/Week 2016: Allison and Scott Schulman and Nikki and Adam David. Both the Schulmans and the Davids are active volunteers and lay leaders within our Jewish Federation family. More...

Creativity shines at ‘Night of the Arts’

Sharon Shpeen (left) and Ronnie Strause show off their Seder plates at the Women’s Philanthropy “Night of the Arts” event on December 14. More...

World News

JTS featured in college ranking

The Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary of America was featured as one of USA Today’s “Best 10 Colleges for the Money.”  The ranking says the list identifies schools “that have good outcomes for stud More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

DR. LEONARD BAKER, 97, of Burlington City, passed away on Dec. 7. Dr. Baker was a long time resident of Burlington County. Active in his community, he was a member of Burlington Lodge #32 F&AM for 50 years, serving as Worshipful Master in 1961. More...

Editorial

Theme of good and evil resonates in “Star Wars” and life

As the record-shattering success of the new Star Wars sequel proves, the struggle between good and evil is both a timeless theme and one very relevant in these troubled times.  More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Op-Ed: At Hillel, fostering a culture of disabilities inclusion

ORLANDO, Fla. — Standing before the burning bush, Moses asks of God, “Mi anochi?” Who am I to be the one who goes to Pharaoh? More...

Letters

Trump is playing to the basest fears

Too often, in a heated political debate, most notably in seeking to identify the opposition as not just wrong, but evil, politicians and political candidates compare their opponents to the worst events or people in history, i.e., Hitler or Nazi Germa More...