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For Camp Aaron director, JCC Camps is a family affair

MEET LARRY HELFMAN…

FAMILY: Parents Larry and Barbara Brown; Wife Stacey; Children Morgan, 22, Andrew, 20, and Daniel, 18; Siblings Michael (and Alana) Brown and Douglas (and Randi) Brown. More...

A JCC visit—4,340 miles away

Amy Kaplan, a past Katz JCC president, recently visited the JCC in St. Petersburg, Russia. During her vacation, she and her husband, Dr. 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

West Bank wines have Israelis toasting the settlements

PSAGOT, West Bank—Psagot Winery calls its Sinai wine an “unassuming but distinctive blend” of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. More...

Netanyahu eyeing way to shut down Al Jazeera in Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would seek to pass a law to shut down the Jerusalem bureau of Al Jazeera if law enforcement will not do so after his multiple requests.  More...

Government spending $22-million to restore historic synagogue

The Egyptian government reportedly has approved a $22-million plan to restore a 160-year-old synagogue in Alexandria.  More...

World News

Trump and Congress step up pressure on Iran

President Donald Trump said he would be “surprised” if the United States adjudicates Iran in compliance with the nuclear deal in three months and the U.S. More...

Jewish athlete barred from 1936 Olympics dies

Margaret Bergmann Lambert, a high jumper who was barred from the 1936 Berlin Olympics because she was Jewish, died in New York at 103. Her niece, Doris Bergman, confirmed that Lambert died, The New York Times reported. More...

76ers draft pick will play in Israel

Jonah Bolden, a second-round pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2017 NBA draft, will play in Israel for Maccabi Tel Aviv.  Bolden, 21, a 6-foot-10 forward, made the announcement that he had signed a three-year deal with the most prominent bas More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB Dinner and planning meeting at 6:45 p.m. at Gallo’s Seafood Restaurant in Northeast Phila. Non-members welcome. RSVP to Jon at 787-0325.  FRIDAY, AUGUST 18  More...

Columns

Travel with us and you’ll never be the same

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

If you are looking to take a life-changing trip, then you’ve come to the right place. More...

Spending the night watching the clock and waiting for sleep to come

SALLY’S WORLD

It was going to be one of those nights. I’d been to my book group, so my mind was whirling with lingering ideas and interpretations we’d discussed. More...

What does it truly mean to us when we hear about ‘Free Israel?’

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY

“Free Israel?” Depending on the age demographic of who is reading this column, the headline of “Free Israel” could mean different things. More...

 

American Jews vs. American Muslims: How do they compare?

NEW YORK— Since it came out in 2013, the “Pew Study”—a landmark survey of American Jewish demographics, beliefs and practices—has been at the center of American Jewish scrutiny and handwringing. More...

South Jersey athletes return with medals and more from Maccabiah

Although Israel dominated the medal count at the 20th Maccabiah Games played on its home turf, local participants returned from the Holy Land feeling elated from the event that is about so much more than a sports competition. More...

Voice at the Shore

YI Founders’ Dinner celebrates new Bikur Cholim project to care for sick and needy

There’s a lot to celebrate at Young Israel (YI) of Margate’s Annual Founders Day Dinner on Sunday, August 27, at 6 p.m. at the Margate JCC, said YI Rabbi Yaacov Orimland. More...

Challahs for sale! Chabad challahs a hit at the shore

Every Friday morning, Stacy Hunn stops at the Chai Center in Ventnor for challahs and knishes. “ They’re the best ever,” said Hunn, a shore summer resident from Huntingdon Valley, PA. More...

Everyone is welcome at Rodef Sholom

COMMUNITY CORNER

At Rodef Sholom, we have services 365 days a year, several times a day, guaranteed—even in bad weather. It’s never hit or miss; we are always here, always open, always have a minyan. More...

Federation

Fun and educational day at the shore

Thirty-five women participated in a Lions of Judah Summer Get-Together at the Shore that took place July 21 at the shore home of Sydria Schaffer. More...

Educators sought for Sept. 10 conference

Calling all early childhood, religious school, and day school teachers! The Jewish Federation’s Center for Impact & Innovation is hosting a Community Professional Development Conference on Sunday, Sept. 10, at Kellman Brown Academy. More...

Life Cycles

Engagements:

Steven and Holly Herron of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Kate Sarah Herron, to Gary Howard Blumenthal, son of Dr. Neil and Shelley Blumenthal of Easton, PA. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

JACQUELINE AUSTIN, 85, of Port St. Lucie, FL, passed away on July 3. Born in New York, she was formerly a resident of Cherry Hill and Moorestown and a long-time member of Temple Sinai and its Sisterhood. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2 TEMPLE SINAI Learn to blow the Shofar every week in August and Sept. Bring your own Shofar or make arrangements for one to be supplied. Contact David Caplin at david.caplin@comcast.net. More...

Editorial

Jewish community should help those starving in Africa

Among the 20 million people at risk of illness and death due to a spreading famine in the Greater Horn of Africa are 2,000 Ugandan Jews. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Forget BDS: It’s anti-normalization you should be worrying about

Dear Jewish community, So you wanna understand Israel-Palestine debates on campus? The first thing you have to do is stop talking about BDS. Shocking, right? We try. More...

Religion Column

Like a good parent, God comforts us after punishment

Parashat Va’etchananShabbat NachamuDeut. 3:23-7:11 More...

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