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JCC fitness instructor writes yoga-themed children’s book

MEET NANCY DAVIS…

HOMETOWN: Cherry Hill FAMILY: Children Alana (Pat) Smith, Ben, and Jake (Allie); granddaughter Ella FAVORITE YOGA POSE: Triangle FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: The Flyers More...

Teen leaders hear from Sarah Bienenfeld

Teen leaders at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill recently had an opportunity to hear from Rebbitzin Sarah Bienenfeld of Young Israel of Cherry Hill. More...

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Mideast

As Turkey reaches out to Israel, Jewish groups move to embrace rival

WASHINGTON—Less than a month after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signaled a readiness to mend ties with Israel after years of antipathy, a delegation of American Jewish leaders embarked on a trip to embrace Turkey’s longtime riva More...

Israel shutting out Swedish officials

Israel will not welcome visits by Swedish officials, the deputy foreign minister of Israel said a day after Sweden’s foreign minister called for an investigation into Israel’s killing of Palestinian attackers.  More...

Aryeh Deri returns as interior chief

Shas party chairman Aryeh Deri was approved to serve as Israel’s interior minister more than two decades after resigning from the same position over corruption charges.  More...

Life Cycles

BUSHMAN-SOMMER

Engagements:

Marcy and Ira Bushman of Voorhees and Sindee Sommer of Chicago, IL announce the engagement of their children, Mia Ivy Bushman to Michael Andrew Sommer.  More...

B’nai_ Mitzvah:

Cong. Beth El   HARRIS JAYSON, son of Paula and Mitchell Jayson, on Jan. 9.  HALLIE JAYSON, daughter of Paula and Mitchell Jayson, on Jan. 9.  SLOANE GERSTEIN, daughter of Jennifer and Michael Gerstein, on Jan. 23.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21  ADATH EMANU-EL Men’s Club sponsors a Manly Movie Night showing of “Fight Club” at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Call 608-1200.  More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28  SJ JEWISH SINGLES Meeting at Temple Emanuel at 7:30 p.m. Free to members and $3 for guests. RSVP to Judy at 609-953-8649.  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7  SJ JEWISH SINGLES Brunch at Prospectors in Mt. Laurel at noon. More...

Editorial

We need your help to make Super Sunday successful

EDITORIALS…

Since biblical times, Jews have fulfilled their obligation to help fellow Jews to the best of our abilities. We don’t turn our backs on those in need and believe that everyone is entitled to a life free from hunger and deprivation. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Conservative Judaism has just two viable options

CHICAGO—The Conservative movement was once the very embodiment of what it meant to be an “American Jew.” As the 130th anniversary of the founding of its flagship Jewish Theological Seminary approaches in 2016, the centrist movement More...

Special Sections

Dozens of millennials take up M’kor Shalom on gift membership

Cong. M’kor Shalom has been Rachel Rood-Ojalvo’s spiritual home since she started religious school in the third grade. More...

Voice at the Shore

Author series looks at how the world sees Israel—and how Israelis see themselves

Which is Israel: David or Goliath? More...

AC’s Rodef Sholom welcomes Shalom Ever as new rabbi

Atlantic City’s only synagogue, Rodef Sholom, now has a new rabbi. On January 1, Rabbi Shalom Ever officially started as rabbi of the 120-yearold Orthodox shul. More...

Shabbat Candlelighting Times for the Shore:

Friday, January 22 – 4:48 p.m. Friday, January 29 – 4:57 p.m.   More...

Federation

Volunteers gearing up to make the call!

Super Sunday/Week is nearly here! Volunteers are signing up to make the call. And, our South Jersey community is getting ready to take the call!  More...

Exciting ways to connect Jewishly

The Jewish Federation’s overseas partner agency, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), is hosting a number of mission trips in 2016 through its Entwine program, a one-of-a-kind movement for young Jewish leaders, influencers, a More...

World News

NJ Orthodox shul hires woman using ‘rabbi’ title

An Orthodox synagogue in New Jersey has hired Lila Kagedan, the first Yeshivat Maharat graduate to go by the title “rabbi.”  More...

Genesis grants Hillel $1-million for outreach

The Genesis Philanthropy Group has granted Hillel International $1-million to help the student organization reach out to Russian-speaking Jewish college students in North America, the former Soviet Union, Germany and Israel.  More...

Apple’s Siri technology to be offered in Hebrew

Apple’s voice-activated assistant technology, which is offered in 18 languages, will be offered in Hebrew.  Siri, which stands for Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface, will be able to speak Hebrew next month in the next version More...

Obituaries

Dr. Conrad Brahin, 91, noted area physician

Dr. Conrad M. Brahin, 91, of Cherry Hill, a radiologist and former chairman of the Radiology Department at Rancocas Valley Hospital, passed away on Dec. 31. More...

OBITUARIES

NATALIE ALBERT, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Dec. 30. Mother of Arlon Albert, Randy Albert and Shari (Keith) Dickstein. Grandmother of Sydnee and Ian Albert, Brielle Clearfield and Jacy Dickstein. Also survived by Marvin Albert. More...

Kid Stuff

Voice Camp Guide 2016

CAMP GAN ISRAEL   More...

Kid Stuff

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23  ADATH EMANU-EL Special Needs Shabbat at 10 a.m. Free and open to all. Call 608-1200.   TEMPLE EMANUEL EJY Crazy Bowling at 2 p.m. at The Big Event (formerly Playdrome) for kids grades 6-8. More...

Columns

Community Shark Tank is building connections, creating innovation

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

Building community. Collaboration. Innovation. These are the concepts that are critical to strengthening our Jewish community for years to come. More...

Proud to be a part of an innovative and collaborative community

FRONT & CENTER

I recently participated in an invigorating and engaging gathering of leaders and thinkers from different local Jewish organizations brought together by the Jewish Federation. More...

The rebbitzin’s recipes: Tu B’Shevat celebration highlighting Israel’s fruits

COOKING

Tu B’Shevat—The 15th day of the lunar month of Shevat is the Rosh Hashanah of trees in the land of Israel. Any new growth of fruit after this day is a result of blessings of the New Year.  More...