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Joy as kids arrive in camp

Ryder Frame is all smiles as he arrives for his first day of Summer 2017 at the Early Childhood Camps at the Katz JCC. More...

Local News

Post 126’s first female commander vows to recruit more women

MEET SELINA KANOWITZ…

FAMILY: Husband Howard; children Faryn, 24, and Jason, 22 PET: Parrot Remington HOMETOWN: Voorhees SYNAGOGOGE: Chabad Lubavitch of Camden & Burlington Counties HOBBIES: Figure skating & horseback riding More...

Federation execs talk security with AG

Jewish Federation executives met with NJ Attorney General Christopher Porrino on June 14 to voice community security concerns and to seek assurances of support and cooperation from the state’s 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

Controversial conversion bill delayed for 6 months

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shelved a controversial bill that would have made the haredi Orthodox-dominated Chief Rabbinate the only body authorized by the government to perform conversions in Israel. More...

Adelson to give $20-million for Ariel expansion

American billionaire Sheldon Adelson will provide about $20-million for the major expansion of a West Bank university.  Ariel University, located in the settlement of that name, plans to double in size within the next five years, according to a More...

US and Israel agree to fight ‘bad actors’

Israel and the United States signed a new bilateral cybersecurity partnership agreement.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, JULY 6 CONG. BETH EL Ice Cream Party from 5:30-7 p.m. at Classic Cake on Evesham Rd. For more information, go to https://bethelsnj.org/- summer-2017/. FRIDAY, JULY 7 More...

Religion Column

A leader puts down the phone and reaches out face-to-face

Parashat PinchasNum. 25:10-30:1 More...

Special Sections

Local residents in Israel as 20th Maccabiah kicks off

Bruce Apple’s first trip to Israel for the Maccabiah games was in 1985. More...

Rabbi Lewis Eron reflects on his 24 years at Senior Housing

In his 24 years as the director of religious services at Lions More...

Voice at the Shore

Beth El honors Bishop Sullivan at colorful and moving interfaith service

“Shalom.” That was the greeting offered by Bishop Dennis J. More...

Four accomplished teens receive generous support from Avoda

As a Jewish kid growing up at the Jersey shore, Sydnee VanDyke often felt like an outsider until she found acceptance, good friends and leadership opportunities through USY, the youth movement of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ). More...

Goodbye to the beloved Emeth Shalom building

The corner of Ventnor and Lancaster Avenues in Margate somehow just looks wrong these days. The temple that graced that corner, which was home to a vibrant Reform congregation for over 60 years, is in the midst of being torn down. More...

Federation

Federation committed to strengthening Jewish identity

The Jewish Federation is committed to creating lasting and meaningful ways for Jews to connect and strengthen their Jewish identity. More...

Touching event held with Holocaust Survivors

Our Lions of Judah sponsored and participated in a JFCS Café Europa luncheon for Holocaust Survivors June 22 at Lions Gate. This has become an annual Lions event and one of the more meaningful programs of the year. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

WILLIAM J. KRASSAN, 74, of Mt. Laurel, formerly of Cherry Hill, passed away on June 21. Born in Phila., Mr. Krassan worked as a photographer and was one of the founding partners of Krassan and Kovnat Photography in 1985. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, JULY 9 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB Beach trip to Island Beach State Park. Carpool at 11:30 a.m. from ShopRite in Marlton and go to dinner after. Call Jon at 787-0325. FRIDAY, JULY 21 CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. More...

Columns

Our campaign is in the homestretch; help Federation support fellow Jews

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

As we all settle into our summer plans—camp for the kids, maybe a vacation or a day trip to the shore—we are also entering the last three months of our campaign year. The fourth quarter has begun and we all need to pick up the pace. More...

Maintaining balance as you age is crucial for staying active

ENRICHING SENIOR LIVES

If you frequently experience lightheadedness or feel as though the room is spinning, you may have a balance issue. Not sure? Try standing on one foot for a full minute; if you didn’t make it, you’re not alone. More...

Plenty of great new fiction available for a relaxing summer read

LIBRARIANS’ ROUNDTABLE

Grab a cold drink, find a comfortable seat, and get lost in a book; it’s summer. Here are seven brand-new novels from our libraries, and one short-story collection, that should get you started…enjoy! More...