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Local News

Young Cherry Hill resident is a veteran advocate for military personnel

MEET MARSHALL SPEVAK…

FAMILY: Father Eric, mother Barbara, sister Michelle, fiancé Andrea Katz AGE: 28 HOMETOWN: Cherry Hill FAVORITE POLITICAL TV SHOW: “The West Wing” FAVORITE LIVING POLITICIAN: Joe Biden FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Philadelphia Union More...

100th day of school benefits the hungry

The Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center at the Katz JCC recently celebrated the 100th day of school. 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

Evangelicals ready to speak for Israel

TEL AVIV—Evangelicals, who have been advocating for Israel for years, have historically let the Jews take the lead. More...

Israel’s investment is over $2-billion

Israel invested over $2-billion in Mexico in 2016, representing the “greatest dynamism” among all other countries in economic relationships with Mexico compared to 2015, reported the country’s El Economista newspaper.  More...

Israeli civil servants helping solve issues

LONE SOLDIERS…

Dozens of Israeli civil servants gathered at a Tel Aviv event venue in an effort to resolve bureaucracy problems for 1,500 soldiers with no family in Israel.  More...

World News

Venezuelan president meets leaders to build cooperation

President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela welcomed Jewish leaders from his country at the governmental palace to strengthen cooperation.  Ties between the government and the South American nation’s Jewish community have faced roadblocks.  More...

Brooklyn matzah bakery heavily damaged in fire

A matzah bakery in Brooklyn was heavily damaged in a two-alarm fire. More...

Congressmen want feds to probe threats with ‘urgency’

More than 150 members of Congress signed on to a letter urging federal law enforcement officials to investigate recent bomb threats leveled at Jewish community centers across the country.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, MARCH 2  CONG. BETH TIKVAH Facebook Live Stream every week with Rabbi Nathan at 12 noon. Call 983-8090.  More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, MARCH 3 ADATH EMANU-EL Family Shabbat Service at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. No charge. Call 608-1200. SUNDAY, MARCH 5 More...

Voice Camp Guide 2017

CAMP GAN ISRAEL More...

JCC Medford Camps sets open houses Mar. 19 & Apr. 9

The JCC Camps at Medford, an ACA accredited and awardwinning South Jersey day camp, will host two spring open houses on Sunday, Mar. 19 and Sunday, Apr. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Religion Column

The eternal nature of the holiday of Purim

Judaism believes in an afterlife, which is usually called “The World to Come.” The details of what exactly happens there are sketchy, but a midrash claims that there is one holiday that we will continue to celebrate there. More...

Special Sections

Politz 8th graders experience first-ever class trip to Israel

The moment Jewish history came to life for eighthgrader Maya Mellul was while walking among the excavated ruins where King Solomon was crowned the ruler of Israel. More...

Evacuation runs smoothly as Cherry Hill JCC among latest to receive a bomb threat

The Jewish Community Center of Southern New Jersey became one of the latest Jewish institutions to receive a bomb threat. The threat came on Monday, Feb. 27 at 10:40 a.m. More...

Voice at the Shore

National WWII Museum elicits feedback from Stockton Holocaust Studies faculty

Six faculty members from Stockton University’s Holocaust and Genocide Studies Department recently visited the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. More...

Jews join Muslims and others at AC rally protesting immigration ban

Local Jewish community members joined local Muslims and others to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order halting immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries on February 2 at an Interfaith Social Justice Vigil held at Atlantic Cit More...

Weis speaks on Israel and the current political climate

A United Nations that is increasingly hostile towards Israel…the threat of terrorism on multiple fronts…President Trump. What does all of this mean for Israel—and for American Jews? More...

Federation

Aleph is here for your aging parents

When our parents get older, they often rely on their adult children for assistance. This dependency can start at a moment’s notice. That’s where Aleph Home Care can help. More...

Meet Laura Gutin Peterson Mar. 28

Grab your girlfriends and come on out for a dessert reception with Laura Gutin Peterson, writer and co-producer of “Black-ish.” Laura is a Cherry Hill West alum, class of 1994, who now lives in LA. More...

Federation’s Young Adult Division honors community leaders at Yad b’Yad

The Jewish Federation’s Young Adult Division (YAD) hosted its Third Annual Yad b’Yad Award Celebration on Feb. 11 at the Double Nickel Brewing Co. in Pennsauken. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

JACK FINE, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Feb. 10. Husband for 68 years of the late Theda Weitz. Father of Eric (Janet) Weitz, Neil (Suzan) Weitz and Stuart Weitz. Grandfather of Dara and Stephanie. More...

Rose Weiss, 87, co-founder of Viking Furniture

Rose Weiss, 87, co-founder of retailer Viking Casual Furniture in Cherry Hill, passed away on Feb. 3 after a long battle with cancer. Viking Furniture is now located in Maple Shade. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, MARCH 17  CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916. s   More...

Editorial

Now is the time for our leaders to confront growing anti-Semitism

As the Voice was going to press with this issue on Monday morning, the usual process was disrupted by a phoned-in bomb threat that forced the evacuation of the Jewish Community Campus. More...

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Columns

Israel visit provides a first-hand look into programs Federation supports

FEDERATION 411

Last month, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Israel with some of my fellow Jewish Federation CEOs from around the country through a JFNA-sponsored mission trip. It was a whirlwind trip with so many amazing things packed into each day. More...

Local teens join 5,000 peers at BBYO’s International Convention

BBYO BLOCK

Over President’s Day weekend, nearly 5,000 of the Jewish community’s top teen leaders, educators, professionals and philanthropists from across the world came together in Dallas for BBYO International Convention (IC) 2017, making it one o More...

Meet those who are leaving their legacy for the community’s future

MONEY MATTERS

Just as the World Wide Web has forever changed how we connect with one another, a unique, tangible “web” is developing right here in Southern New Jersey that will forever change our Jewish community for the better. More...