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Glassboro’s Russ Cohen is the source for all-things sports

MEET RUSS COHEN…

HOMETOWN: North Massapequa, NY RESIDENCE: Glassboro FAMILY: Wife Amy, three dogs, one cat, parents Daniel and Helene, one brother AGE: 52 FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Mets Favorite sports movie: “The Natural” FAVORITE SPORTS VENUE: Madison Squar More...

JCC members win honors at art show

Katz JCC members (from left), Dot Pere, Joe Segal and Minnie Kaufman celebrated their first place awards in the Camden County Senior Art Show. 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

Prime Minister favored withdrawal

Newly rediscovered footage of a 1968 interview with David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, shows him opposing West Bank settlements and instead favoring the return of most of the land Israel captured in the Six-Day War.  More...

Israeli minister to skip Rio event

Israel’s most senior official expected to attend the Rio Olympics said she would not participate in the opening ceremony because it takes place on Shabbat.  The opening ceremonies are scheduled to take place on the evening of Aug. More...

Hamas digging miles of tunnels every month

Hamas is digging more than six miles of tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel each month and some are undetectable, Israeli defense and diplomatic officials said.  Citing a Channel 2 news report quoting unidentified officials, The Times of Israel More...

World News

In remote Madagascar, a new community chooses to be Jewish

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar— A nascent Jewish community was officially born in Madagascar several months ago when 121 men, women and children underwent Orthodox conversions on the remote Indian Ocean island nation better known for lemurs, chameleo More...

Jewish groups host diverse discussions during the DNC

What are the political implications of the nation’s rapidly changing demographics? How can the next U.S. president navigate the minefields caused by the Iran nuclear deal? More...

Lacking GMO labels, kosher foods go missing

A wide variety of kosher foods have disappeared from grocery shelves in Vermont after the state’s strict GMO labeling law went into effect July 1.  More...

Editorial

The conventions are over; it is time to prepare and vote

The political conventions are over. The nominees have been chosen. The balloons have fallen and been swept away. The ballots are being printed. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Why I converted to Judaism while 7 months pregnant

I was pregnant with my first daughter when I stood above the steps leading into the mikvah. After years of study, private and at a synagogue, and months of preparation, I was converting to Judaism. More...

Religion Column

Tisha B’Av revisited: Mourning until morning

This year, Tisha B’Av is observed on Saturday night, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14 until evening. More...

 

How Israel has been successful against ‘lone wolf’ terrorists

JERUSALEM— “Lone wolf” terrorism in Europe is making headlines around the world. But in Israel, the phenomenon of angry or troubled individuals taking up arms is old news. More...

Voice at the Shore

Jewish leaders join community at healing service in mourning officers and others slain

Rabbis, cantors and lay leaders of the Jewish community joined roughly 100 people at a Service of Healing at the Second Baptist Church in Atlantic City to honor the lives of those slain unjustly as well as to show support for local law enforcement on More...

Elie Wiesel remembrance to be held at JCC Aug. 9

Elie Wiesel — who survived and witnessed the horrors of the Holocaust — went on to become an internationally renowned author, human rights advocate and Nobel Laureate. More...

New Ventnor mini-mart offers kosher food and catering

Looking for a kosher chicken for tonight’s dinner? Or a complete, glatt kosher Shabbat dinner for 10 people, delivered to your door? Or did you just want to grab coffee and a scone for breakfast (for under $5—or a salad-to-go for lunch?) More...

Federation

A ‘thank-you’ to all who made it possible

The Mobile ReSale Boutique is closing its doors. We wanted to take a moment to thank all of our donors and our amazing volunteers. More...

Free Jewish books available for grandparents

Does your child have a Bubbe, Zayde, Savta, Saba, Nana, Grandma or Grandpa? Would you love for them to receive some PJ Library books to share with your kids?  More...

Ready every day at a moment’s notice

Did you know Aleph Home Care can help “at a moment’s notice?” Aleph is there when and where you need us, providing anywhere from one hour of care to 24/7 live-in care. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

SEYMOUR FOLKMAN, of Voorhees, passed away on July 15. Husband of Beatrice Folkman. Father of Michelle Folkman and Benjamin (Beth) Folkman. Grandfather of Daniel, Samantha and Tess Folkman.  More...

Seth Belson, 51, was beloved In the community

Seth Belson, of Cherry Hill, passed away on July 13 at the age of 51, and our community has lost a wonderful person.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 ADATH EMANU-EL Social Action School Supplies Drive all month to be donated to less fortunate children in the area. Rabbi Kleinman leads a threeweek Summertime Lifelong Learning Class at 7 p.m. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA Dinner and planning meeting at 6:45 p.m. at Rib Rack restaurant at Bustleton and Tyson Ave. in Phila. Non-members welcome. Call Jon at 787-0325.  More...

Columns

Innovative programming on the way from Department of Jewish Education

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

One of our Federation’s departments that we don’t brag about nearly enough is our Department of Jewish Education (DJE). As Federation president, I am always excited to see new ideas in the making and new programming blossom into reality. More...

What to look for when choosing a memory care community

ENRICHING SENIOR LIVES

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are progressive in nature. Therefore, an individual’s symptoms will become more pronounced and increasingly evident over time. More...

Dreaming of a bridal shower—and everything that comes with it

SALLY’S WORLD

I still remember my bridal shower. It was a poorly kept secret staged just a few days before my graduation from college and our summer wedding, and the whispers and the giggles among my compatriots gave it away.  More...

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