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Teen’s family story of expulsion from Iraq featured in contest

MEET NAOMI GUBBAY ABRAMS…

FAMILY: Parents, Jerry Abrams and Eilat Gubbay; siblings: Daniella, 11, Judianna, 8 and Judah, 4 SYNAGOGUE: Chabad FAVORITE JEWISH HOLIDAY: Passover FAVORITE IRAQI FOOD: Polow (rice with shredded carrots, meat and herbs) FAVORITE INDIAN FOOD: Mahasha More...

Teens brush up on Israel advocacy

JCRC’s Israel Advocacy Initiative recently hosted over 20 local teenagers at the second session of their three-part Israel Advocacy Training series in cooperation with StandWithUs, BBYO and other loca 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

Aid or political meddling? Israel, EU clash over Palestinian buildings

In a ramshackle village off a dirt road in the West Bank’s central hills, near an inhabited shack with a cloth roof and tin walls, stands an outhouse bearing a peeling sticker with the European Union flag. More...

Israel will investigate those named

Israel’s Tax Authority will investigate the Israeli companies and individuals that were identified as having offshore accounts in a dump of leaked documents known as the Panama Papers.  The Tax Authority said it will look into whether the More...

Helen Mirren to present Genesis Prize

Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren will host the 2016 Genesis Prize award ceremony in Jerusalem.  At the June 23 ceremony, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu will present the $1-million Genesis Prize to Itzhak Perlman, an acclai More...

World News

Israeli companies set to build smart city in Brazil

Three Israeli companies won an international competition to conduct a pilot smart city in Brazil to house 20,000 residents of low socioeconomic status.  More...

Muslim candidate for London mayor slams party

The Labour Party candidate in London’s mayoral race, a Muslim, said he is “embarrassed” and “sorrowful” about his party’s failure to take on anti- Semitism.  More...

Operator of terror hotline fired for anti-Israel remark

An operator in Belgium’s federal hotline on the terrorist attacks in Brussels was fired for telling a Jewish caller that Israel does not exist and is in fact called Palestine. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, APRIL 15  CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916.  More...

Kid Stuff

Voice Camp Guide 2016

CAMP GALIL Habonim Dror Camp Galilwww.campgalil.org215-832-0677 “The spirit of Kibbutz, close to home” More...

Summer Swim Club offers 2 facilities for one low price

The Katz JCC in Cherry Hill is pleased to announce its new summer swim club membership, which includes two swim clubs at the JCC in Cherry Hill and at the JCC Camps at Medford site plus access to the JCC’s fitness facilities all for one price. More...

JCC’s day camps schedule open house events for Apr. 17

The Katz JCC in Cherry Hill is the home of two award-winning day camps, Early Childhood Camps at the Katz JCC and the JCC Camps at Medford, which are dedicated to enriching the lives of children by teaching values and life skills in a fun, safe, Jewi More...

Columns

Federation president confesses—she loves reports and their stories

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

I have a confession to make. I love data and reports. Whether it’s graphs, numbers, or charts, I enjoy the story that data tells. Which is why I am so pleased that the Jewish Federation has transitioned to a new database system. More...

South Jersey Region’s future is bright at IT 2016

BBYO BLOCK

On Friday, April 1, the newest members of South Jersey Region gathered at the JCC Camps at Medford for our IT convention. The acronym stands for “in training,” which is used to describe these fledgling but capable Alephs and BBGs.  More...

A Passover memory when everything changed for our family

SALLY’S WORLD

I think of it every spring, as the days grow longer, and life just feels easier. Blizzards are yesterday. The beach is tomorrow.  And Passover is coming.  And I drift back to that April night in 2008 when everything changed. More...

Which 3 items would you put in a Passover box?

LOS ANGELES—  Can the essence of Passover fit into a box? Fans of Manischewitz and Streit’s will undoubtedly answer, “Yes, in a matzah box.”  More...

Tacos & Tequila kickoff event for group aiding seniors

Tacos & Tequila, a gala event that combines two favorite Mexican-themed fares, is the first official get-together to mark the merger of two groups that have long worked tirelessly to improve the lives of the elderly in the South Jersey community More...

Voice at the Shore

ADL’s Sandmel speaks locally on interfaith dialogue

Interfaith dialogue works, according to Rabbi David Sandmel. More...

Food and frogs: Making Passover fun for kids

“Passover is a holiday that’s really fun for kids,” said Marci Lutsky, a local food blogger who was slated to talk about “The ABC’s of making your first Seder” at the Board of Jewish Education Passover Plus Shuk at More...

Superheroes race against Alzheimer’s April 17

Put on your superhero cape and get ready to run or walk for a good cause at the 6th Annual Seashore Gardens 5K Run & Health Walk on Sunday, April 17, on the Atlantic City Boardwalk at Tropicana Casino & Resort.  More...

Federation

JFNA to visit Spain & Israel

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) is hosting a Prime Minister’s Council Mission to Spain and Israel this fall. Join JFNA from September 18-25, 2016, in discovering Jewish Spain, from its rich past to its unique rebirth. More...

Partners in Philanthropy omission

In the March 3 issue, we inadvertently left out one of our Partners in Philanthropy from the Annual Commitments of $10,000-$17,999 category. More...

Learn Jewish values with your children

PJ Library brings Jewish storybooks and music CDs right to your doorstep each month, helping to find just the right books to read together as a family. More...

Life Cycles

NOVIN-COHEN

Engagements:

Dr. Douglas Cohen and Rachel Novin are thrilled to announce their engagement. The couple is getting married on the beach in Margate in September 2016.   More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

MARC LEVIN, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Mar. 29. Husband of Joan Langer and the late Diane Levin. Father of Lisa (Scott) Stegall and William Levin. Brother of Sondra (Ira) Berman and brother-in-law of Sam (the late Susan) Asbell. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13  CONG. BETH TIKVAH Rescheduled Book Club at 7:30 p.m. Call 983-8090.  THURSDAY, APRIL 14  ADATH EMANU-EL Rabbi Monica Kleinman leads “Being a Woman in Israel” at 7 p.m. No cost and open to all. More...

Editorial

Celebrating redemption from slavery carries an ancient mandate to new generations

EDITORIALS…

In Jewish homes in South Jersey and throughout the world, Passover preparations are well underway. It makes sense that the oldest continuously observed holiday in the world should require more planning than most celebrations. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Should Ashkenazi Jews eat Kitniyot this Passover?

The Conservative Movement’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards (CJLS) recently passed two teshuvot, legal opinions, that permit the eating of kitniyot (rice, beans, corn, etc.) on Passover for Ashkenazi Jews.  More...

Four Questions

Passover is a holiday designed to both love and hate

I love Pesach—the cleaning, the matzah, the family!  I hate Pesach—the cleaning, the matzah, the family!  More...

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