March 2, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

Voorhees teen documents powerful experiences at Pan Am Maccabi

MEET RACHEL BACKAL…

FAMILY: Parents Marc and Cathy, sister Hannah, 15 brother Jacob, 21 SYNAGOGUE: Cong. Beth El FAVORITE SOCCER PLAYER: Alex Morgan FAVORITE CHILEAN FOOD: Dulce de Leche FAVORITE TV SHOW: One Tree Hill FAVORITE JEWISH HOLIDAY: Rosh Hashanah More...

Stepping Out with JFCS is in the fast lane for fun

Every year it comes, and every year it receives record crowds and rave reviews. The sell-out event of the year “strikes” again—and JFCS has excitement to “spare” taking the fast lane to fun! On Saturday, Apr. More...

Holocaust survivors share story with Voorhees Middle School students

Jacob and Ryfka Finkelstein (left), both survivors of the Holocaust, spoke to students at Voorhees Middle School about their experiences. More...

Torah Links welcomes the Traveling Chassidim

Torah Links of Cherry Hill is sponsoring “The Traveling Chassidim” at its CommUNITY Shabbaton weekend on Mar. 11- 12. The event will be held at the The Krupnick Family Torah Links Center at 1092 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill.  More...

Hadassah event examines terrorism

Since Sept. 11, 2011, terrorism has been a recurring theme in the U.S. and around the world. Hadassah Greater Philadelphia will address the issue Apr. More...

‘Encore!’ to make a difference for widows & widowers

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey (JFCS) will be facilitating a special support group, designed for those 60 years old and older, who have lost a spouse or significant other more than two years ago. More...

Jewish teens invited to try out for Maccabi Games

Jewish teens ages 13-16 are invited to participate in the JCC Maccabi Games, the world’s largest gathering of Jewish teens, as a member of Team South Jersey. Team SJ will participate in Games hosted in St. More...

JCC sets Purim Carnival Mar. 20

The Katz JCC’s Community Purim Carnival will be held on Sunday, Mar. 20 from 1-4 p.m. More...

Snowbirds gather at Florida Reunion

For the 19th year in a row, the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. More...

The J is the place to be during spring break

When schools are closed during spring break and you’re planning on staying local, the JCC offers the perfect solution to keep kids in kindergarten through fifth grade busy. More...

Rowan Chabad at Philly Shabbaton

Rowan University students joined Jewish students from nine universities gathered at the Chabad Center at Drexel University Feb. 19-20 for the annual Philly Jewish Student Retreat weekend. More...

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The best in Jewish film coming Apr. 3-10 to SNJ

The community is invited to the 11th Annual Cherry Hill Volvo Cars Jewish Film Festival of the Katz JCC, taking place Sunday, Apr. 3 through Sunday, Apr. 10. More...

Communication professional, pollster Frank Luntz to keynote Mideast Institute

One of the most honored communication professionals in America today, Dr. More...

Adath Emanu-El features leader of Women of the Wall

Adath Emanu-El in Mount Laurel will feature Lesley Sachs, executive director of Women of the Wall, at Erev Shabbat Services on Friday, Apr. 1 at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.  More...

Chabad holds Purim Bash on March 23

In anticipation of the upcoming Jewish Festival of Purim, celebrated this year beginning the evening of Wednesday, Mar. 23, and continuing on Mar. More...

Politz Day School sets ‘Live Inspired’ Gala Dinner

Politz Day School of Cherry Hill will hold its 17th Annual Gala Tribute Dinner on Monday, Apr. 11. Embracing this year’s theme, “Live Inspired,” the event will begin at 5:45 p.m. at The Merion, 1700 Wynwood Dr., Cinnaminson.  More...

Sari Isdaner ECC at Katz JCC inaugurates high-tech communications

We are very excited to share that during the month of February, the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill rolled out a new program to improve the communication between classroom teachers and families. More...

Beth El hosts Party Showcase

Cong. Beth El will host its 8th annual Party Showcase on Sunday, Mar. 13, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. This year’s showcase will feature over 40 vendors, including many of the finest kosher caterers, DJs and photographers.  More...

Aqua-Thon at the JCC

Aqua enthusiasts who participated in the JCC’s Aqua-Thon formed a giant heart at the conclusion of the event. The Aqua- Thon included aqua yoga, aqua jam and a water therapy class. More...