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East sophomore lobbies for service-dog access law reform

MEET BEN SHORE…

FAMILY: Parents Eric and Kelly, brothers Danny, 14, Jeremy, 9 and Charlie, 1 SYNAGOGUE: Cong. Beth El FAVORITE PASTTIMES: Lobbying, arguing and petitioning for change At 16, Cherry Hill resident Ben Shore is a veteran activist. More...

It’s thumbs-up at Adath Oy Vey 5k

HAPPENINGS…

JP Shanahan (in the stroller) gives a thumbs up to Adath Emanu- El’s Second Annual Oy Vey 5k! 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

Fearful for economic future, Israelis want Scandinavian-style government, survey shows

TEL AVIV--On one hand, most Israelis say their financial situation is good and getting better. On the other hand, they’re worried they won’t be able to provide for their children. More...

Lawmaker vows end to prayer ban

TEMPLE MOUNT

At his Knesset swearing-in speech, longtime Temple Mount activist and new Likud lawmaker Yehuda Glick called for an end to the ban on Jewish prayer at the Jerusalem compound.  More...

Israel tests new sea-based missile

IRON DOME…

Israel said it successfully tested a sea-based Iron Dome missile defense system.  During the test, which was announced two weeks after it took place, the sea-based version intercepted short-range rockets launched from the shore. More...

Life Cycles

DORFMAN-SILVER

Engagements:

Gail and Neil Dorfman of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Michelle Dorfman, to David Elias Silver, son of Eileen and Don Silver of Richboro, PA.  Jamie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2008 from Syracuse Universi More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF  PHILA Dinner and planning meeting at 6:45 p.m. at Uzbekistan restaurant in Northeast Phila. Nonmembers welcome. RSVP to Jon at 787-0325.  FRIDAY, JUNE 17  More...

Columns

Federation allocates your generous gifts with prudence and care

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

This coming weekend, we will celebrate the holiday of Shavuot, the time of the giving of the Torah. It is interesting that we focus on “giving” rather than “receiving” the Torah. More...

The torch is passed to next year’s SJR BBYO leadership

BBYO BLOCK

As the 2015-2016 programming year comes to a close, SJR says farewell to its beloved seniors and welcomes a plethora of new members. More...

JCRC impacting schoolchildren throughout Southern New Jersey

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) serves as the voice of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey on issues relating to public policy, social advocacy and community outreach. More...

Special Sections

 

Hundreds cheer on teams at Community Shark Tank

Master of Ceremonies Aaron Krause (second from left), the daddy of Scrub Daddy and the most successful participant on ABC’s Shark Tank, with some of the winners from The Jewish Federation’s Community More...

Voice at the Shore

ADL, JCRC reps attend service at AC mosque

I admit it: Deep inside, I have had feelings, which I now recognize as symptoms of “Islamophobia.”  Rationally, I know that only an extremely small percentage of Muslims are radical. More...

Shabbat Candlelighting Times for the Shore:

Friday, June 10 - 8:07 p.m. Friday, June 17 - 8:09 p.m.   More...

AC Mayor Guardian to speak at June 14 JBN meeting

Mayor Don Guardian will speak on “Driving Business Back to Atlantic County,” at the next meeting of the Federation’s new Jewish Business Network (JBN) on June 14, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at Girasole Restaurant, 3108 Pacific Avenue More...

Federation

Helping 30,000 special needs individuals enjoy nature

A leading organization in Israel that makes nature truly accessible to children and adults with special needs is LOTEM, which serves individuals with visual and hearing impairments, as well as those with physical, intellectual, and emotional challeng More...

Aleph helps families celebrate special events

Did you know Aleph Home Care could help a family member get to a wedding, a Bat/Bar Mitzvah, or any other special family event? Aleph is there when and where you need us, providing anywhere from one hour of care to 24/7 live-in care. More...

World News

Why scientists are fighting about the origins of Yiddish—and the Jews

Science has finally provided evidence of what Jewish “Star Wars” fans long suspected: Yoda is a member of the tribe—or at least he speaks like one. The bad news is the science has been widely dismissed as junk. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

IRMA HERSHON, of Marlton, passed away on May 27. Wife of James Hershon. Mother of Edward (Cindy) Hershon and Stuart Hershon. Grandmother of Alexander, William, Ashton and Samantha. Sister of Burt Chernoff.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8  DELAWARE VALLEY JEWISH  CHORAL FESTIVAL Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill is hosting the event at 7:30 p.m. It features nine synagogue choirs from around the region. No charge. More...

Editorial

The Paris peace summit was not the best way forward

EDITORIALS…

In the end, the day-long Paris summit meant to spur peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians was not as one-sided as Israeli supporters had feared. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Jewish teenagers want to engage—just ask them

NEW YORK—Welcoming teens into Jewish life is both one of the most important and seemingly challenging endeavors of the Jewish community. More...

Religion Column

Playing ‘Jewish geography’—we were all together at Sinai

Did you ever walk into a meeting at some Jewish organization and encounter somebody you had never met before but who somehow seemed familiar? A quick game of Jewish geography may, of course, lead to the discovery of common acquaintances. More...