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Family matriarch reflects on life at 100-year milestone

MEET SARAH KLEIN…

FAMILY: Husband Joseph, of blessed memory; sons Irving (Marilyn), Arthur (Judy) and Barry; grandchildren Susan (Jason) Feuerman, Andy (Jina) Klein, David (Lisa) Klein, Stacey (Jason) Rabbino, Gail Klein and Sibby (Don) May, 14 greatgrandchildren and More...

Retirement party fetes therapy dog

Barrie Solomon, JFCS pet therapy volunteer, and therapy dog Mia recently celebrated as residents of the Saltzman House threw a retirement party for them. 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

In Central Asia, Netanyahu scores diplomatic home run in Iran’s backyard

You wouldn’t know it from the front pages of newspapers in Israel, but its prime minister has completed a landmark visit to two of the world’s wealthiest Muslim nations. More...

‘Cut traditional holiday doughnuts’

Israel’s health minister called on the public to refrain from eating the traditional Chanukah treat sufganiyot.  More...

Military service aids longevity

Compulsory military service added three years to the life expectancy of Israeli men, according to a new study. The study released by the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Jerusalem compared data from 130 countries.  More...

Life Cycles

Engagement:

COHEN-BARMACH

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cohen of Highland Park, IL and Dr. and Mrs. More...

Wedding:

RUMORE-BLACKSTONE

Arielle Nicole Rumore and Jared Benjamin Blackstone were married on November 13 at Battello in Jersey City. Cantor Jen Cohen of Temple Beth Sholom officiated.  More...

B’nai_ Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL   ZACHARY ETHAN SCHWARTZ, son of Robert and Susan Schwartz, on Dec. 3.  CASEY ROSE COFSKY, daughter of Diana and Jeff Cofsky, on Dec. 3.  BENJAMIN RYAN BROWN, son of Gordon and Elyse Brown, on Dec. 10.  More...

Letters

Previous letter dismissed Trump’s multi-ethnic support

I was aghast reading, “It was racism that elected Donald Trump” in a letter to the Voice (Nov. 23). Mr. More...

Religion Column

As the Maccabees did, we too must turn ideals into reality

Let’s come right out with it: This presidential election divided us. Civil discourse is suddenly at a premium. Social media has become a place for insulated dialogue at best, name-calling at worst. More...

Special Sections

 

Why I light my menorah in the window—and you should, too

Chanukah:

LOS ANGELES— In the weeks before Chanukah, with anticipation of the holiday brightly filling my mind, the darkening news of rising anti-Semitism in the U.S. began to filter in. More...

Voice at the Shore

Israeli stock club offers a wealth of benefits for members

Wanted: Members for a new local Israeli stock club.  More...

Caplan’s crime-reduction model expected to make AC a safer place

Joel Caplan was a police officer in Cape May, a 911 dispatcher in Longport, and an emergency medical technician in Atlantic City. He went on to study criminal justice and get his Ph.D. More...

Stockton recognizes Krauss with an honorary degree

Rabbi Aaron Krauss of Beth El Synagogue received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Stockton University during its winter commencement ceremony on December 18. More...

Federation

Helping to launch new programs in the community

This year, the Jewish Federation launched the Center for Impact and Innovation. More...

Community Shark Tank programs are underway

The first projects funded through the Jewish Federation’s Community Shark Tank this past June are just being launched. More...

Honoring Aide of the Month Carmen Class

Aleph Home Care has the cream of the crop when it comes to home health aides and companions. Mazel Tov to our November Aide of the Month: Carmen Class! Carmen has been an aide for almost 10 years and has been with Aleph since June 2013. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

GERSON COHEN, DDS, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Dec. 9. Husband of the late Florence T. Cohen. Father of Dorothy (Andrew) Oustatcher, Dr. Stephen (Mishel) Cohen and Dr. Lauren (Kenneth) Golden. More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22 CONG. BETH TIKVAH Bingo every week at 7:15 p.m. Call 983-8090. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20  CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916. s   More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23  ADATH EMANU-EL My Shabbat, formerly Tot Shabbat, at 6 p.m. Call 608-1200.  MONDAY, DECEMBER 26  More...

Columns

Keep Federation and its agencies in mind when planning a year-end gift

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

As the secular year comes to a close, I hope it’s been a happy and a healthy year for all of you. This is the time of year when many people make a final year-end charitable gift. More...

‘WinterCon’ helps South Jersey Region come together

BBYO BLOCK

Now that it is December and Chanukah is rapidly approaching, SJR hosts its annual “WinterCon,” formerly known as “Winter Retreat.” This convention consists of three separate portions; Brotherhood (AZA), Sisterhood (BBG), and S More...

In awe of Holocaust survivors and their resilience

SALLY’S WORLD

I’m not sure what I expected. Perhaps a rather quiet gathering of a few people. Maybe even a dense silence. More...