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Cherry Hill resident’s memoir is a love song to her departed mother

MEET REA BOCHNER…

FAMILY: Husband Josh; children Yonah, 8, Akiva, 6, and Aryeh, 3, step-daughters Sima Ellie, 15, and Huvi, 14. SYNAGOGUES: Cong. More...

ADL’s Jacobson discusses anti-Semitism

Kenneth Jacobson, deputy national director of the Anti- Defamation League, recently spoke in the community on anti- Semitism in the wake of recent Jewish Community Center bomb threats and cemetery de 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

Trump the change agent looks traditional on Mideast peace

WASHINGTON—Trump administration rhetoric about Israeli-Palestinian peace is typical of a president who would make everything great: President Donald Trump is going to bring about a “historic” deal, the White House has said, one that More...

With new law, Israelis over 80 no longer wait

Israelis aged 80 and older will no longer have to wait in line in stores and for most services.  The Knesset passed a bill that will allow the elderly to receive public services without waiting in line at places such as the post office, bank, su More...

Campaign to build baseball stadium takes off after WBC

Plans to build the first regulation baseball stadium in Israel have gathered steam in the wake of Team Israel’s surprisingly strong performance in the World Baseball Classic.  More...

Life Cycles

Engagement:

KRATCHMAN-HOFFMAN

Judy and Arthur Kratchman of Cherry Hill and Jodi and Steven Hoffman of Pikesville, MD, are thrilled to announce the engagement of their children, Dana Kratchman to Neil Hoffman.  More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

Adath Emanu-El   NATHAN DANIEL VALENTINO GALE, son of Liz and Mike Gale, on Mar. 4.  SOPHIA ROSE SORID, daughter of Jon and Debi Sorid, on Mar. 18.   MATTHEW HARRISON KAPLAN, son of Beth and Robert Kaplan, on Mar. 25.   More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

DOROTHY HOFF, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Mar. 14. Wife of the late Edward Hoff. Mother of Helene Zauber, Matthew (Joyce) Hoff and Eric Hoff. Grandmother of Scott, David, Brian and Philip. Great-grandmother of Peyton and Hudson. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

MONDAY, APRIL 3  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB Dinner and planning meeting at 6:45 p.m. at the Rib Rack Restaurant in Northeast Phila. Non-members are welcome. RSVP to Jon at 787-0325.  FRIDAY, APRIL 21  More...

Editorial

Arrest of Jewish teen raises questions, provokes soul searching

In South Jersey and worldwide, Jews are feeling both relief and bewilderment over the arrest of an 18-year-old teen with dual Israeli- American citizenship in Israel last week in connection with the vast majority of recent bomb threats against Jewish More...

DRY BONES… Passover on the Horizon

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Letters

Regarding ‘Evangelicals ready to speak for Israel’

Laurie Cardoza-Moore’s assertion (Mar. 1 Voice, Pg. 5) that American Evangelicals and David Friedman are the best alternatives for Israel does not ring true. Ms. More...

Religion Column

Passover’s focus on food is an opportunity to help others

More than at any other time during the year, Jews focus deeply on the foods we consume during the holiday of Passover. We observe the mitzvah (commandment) to eat matzah, as well as the mitzvah to not eat leavened bread. More...

 

Gov. Christie makes security funds available to Southern New Jersey

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Voice at the Shore

TED Talk-type forum at Stockton highlights minorities’ challenges—and commonalities

“What we need is a lot more empathy. More...

Local musician and filmmaker finds niche combining Judaism and the arts

“Amazing!” said one man; “Just like the Russian dancers in Fiddler on the Roof,” said another woman, as they watched two male dancers turn and do low kicks while balancing bottles on their hats at the Community Purim Party at More...

Free fitness classes keep seniors moving at Rosin Center

“Stretch, don’t kvetch!” That is one of Herman Solof’s mottos about exercise. More...

Federation

Enhancing the quality of life for special needs

The Jewish Federation and its family of agencies are committed to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with special needs. More...

Federation launches Giving Circle

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey is excited to announce the launch of a Family Philanthropy Giving Circle, in collaboration with PJ Our Way and The Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. On Feb. More...

World News

The 5 (or so) habits of a successful Seder leader

LOS ANGELES — What kind of leadership style works best for a Seder? More...

3 popular humorists write a Haggadah for the ‘when do we eat?’ crowd

Of making many Passover Haggadahs, there is no end. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Sisterhood Sephardic Seder from 6:30-9 p.m. Vocalist and Scholar Galeet Dardashti will lead the event. Cost is $25 for TBS members and $30 for nonmembers and includes a Kosher Sephardic dinner. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, APRIL 7 ADATH EMANU-EL Family Shabbat Service at 7:30 p.m. Call 608-1200. SUNDAY, APRIL 9 CONG. BETH TIKVAH Tikvah Tots at 9 a.m. Call 983- 8090. TUESDAY, APRIL 11 More...

Voice Camp Guide 2017

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Columns

As Passover approaches, we have so many reasons to be grateful

FEDERATION 411

As we get ready to sit around the table and celebrate the Passover holiday, I am always reminded just how grateful I am to be part of such a special Jewish community. More...

South Jersey Region works hard to build its new leadership

BBYO BLOCK

Since September, South Jersey Region BBYO has had a membership push to attempt to reach 600 members by the end of the year. So far, we have had amazing stretches, including the week when 31 members joined BBYO. More...

The rebbitzin’s recipes: Delicious Passover dishes to please everyone

COOKING

I am certain that Passover preparations are in full swing! I am impressed that you actually found a few free moments to read this column. More...

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