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Aspiring politician inspired by philanthropy-minded aunt to help others

MEET DAVID SPECTOR…

FAMILY: Mom Joanne, Father Allen SYNAGOGUE: Temple Emanuel FAVORITE SPORT: Watching all Philadelphia teams, especially the Flyers FAVORITE MUSIC: Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, and Led Zeppelin HOBBY: Travel More...

Event explores ‘Muslim Women & Quran’

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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

Sharansky visits vandalized synagogue

Natan Sharansky, the chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, visited a Reform synagogue in Israel that was vandalized and received death threats. More...

Netanyahu surpasses 2,793 consecutive days

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has broken David Ben- Gurion’s record as the prime minister who served the longest consecutive term in Israel’s history.  More...

9 municipalities receive compensation for recent fires

Haifa is among nine Israeli cities and towns listed by the Israeli government hit by fires that were caused by arson and may have been terror motivated.  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

LIVIA SALOMON, (Z”L), a Holocaust survivor, of Voorhees, passed away on Nov. 11. Wife of the late Rudolph Salomon (Z”L). Mother of Julie Salomon and Pamela (Robert) Benedon. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA Trip to the Academy of Natural Sciences to view the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit. Meet at 12 noon at the museum entrance at 19th and the Parkway in Phila. Dinner after the museum. More...

Editorial

World Jewry must help Israel rebuild after devastating fires

Many of the wildfires that forced tens of thousands of Israelis to escape their homes were deliberately set and very likely acts of terrorism. More...

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Letters

Taking issue with labeling Trump voters

In response to Mr. Weinraub’s letter (“It was racism that elected Donald Trump,” Nov. 23 issue):   First of all, I am the granddaughter of Russian and Rumanian Jews, who came to this country as children. More...

Religion Column

Judaism demands that we ask the tough questions

Parshiot Vayetze/VayishlachGen. 28:10-36:43 As a Jewish educator, I’ve come to expect that students will demand answers to “tough questions” each class, regardless of the day’s scheduled topic: Are Bible stories even true? More...

New teacher, equipment at Beth El help children with special needs

There is no such thing as a typical day for Lisa Theilman, Cong. Beth El Early Childhood Center’s new special needs teacher. More...

Voice at the Shore

Downbeach Ministerium Thanksgiving service reaches out to wider community

The Monday evening before Thanksgiving, over 250 people of many faiths packed into the Margate Community Church to share in the annual Thanksgiving service offered by the Downbeach Ministerium, an interfaith group of clergy from Ventnor, Margate, and More...

Visiting scholar shows community another side of the Israeli psyche

How do Israelis, who live in what many American Jews see as the Promised Land, feel about that promise? How does being born and/or living in a Jewish state affect how Israelis think—about themselves, life in general, Arabs and the Holocaust? More...

Beth Israel helps New Hope Baptist Church celebrate its 75th anniversary

Good friends are there for each other in times of need and to celebrate each other’s simchas— and that’s just how it is between Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield and New Hope Baptist Church, an African-American Church in the in More...

Federation

‘Gratitude Diaries’ author meets with Lions

The Lions of Judah had an intimate luncheon with “The Gratitude Diaries” author Janice Kaplan (seated) following her talk at the Bank of America Arts, Books and Culture Festival at the Ka More...

Hearing first-hand about suicide prevention

This evening, Jewish Women’s Foundation (JWF) donors are gathering for a special wine and cheese reception with guest speaker Marla Meyers, executive director of Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS). More...

Do It!

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 KELLMAN BROWN ACADEMY Ladies Night at 7 p.m. with a Latke Cooking demonstration by Yehuda Sichel, Raffles, Food and wine, all benefitting the Parent Teacher Group and KBA. Cost is $75. RSVP to www.kellmanbrownacademy.org/ptg. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10  ADATH EMANU-EL Lois Levine Arts Weekend continues at 7 p.m. with Judaicathemed canvas painting for ages 8 and up plus a Religious School art auction. More...

Columns

Bringing innovative ideas from Federations across America to SNJ

FEDERATION 411

One of the greatest benefits to being a Jewish Federation is being a part of the General Assembly (GA) each year. The GA gives us the chance to learn best practices in everything we do here at Federation from colleagues around the world. More...

South Jersey Region extends a welcome to teens of all abilities

BBYO BLOCK

South Jersey Region BBYO is a special place. We are a close-knit community of Jewish teens inclusive to all regardless of backgrounds and abilities. More...

The rebbitzin’s recipes: Celebrating the power of the Jewish woman

COOKING

Many know the story of the miracles of Chanukah mentioned in the Talmud, but not enough people know of the heroic efforts of our ancestors documented in the Book of Maccabees that surround the miracles of Chanukah. More...

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