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Local News

Bar mitzvah project helps wounded veterans find recovery in Israel

MEET CODY ZINN…

HOMETOWN: Cherry Hill AGE: 12 FAMILY: Parents Stephanie and Andy; sister Abbie, 10 SYNAGOGUE: M’kor Shalom HOBBIES: Swimming, track & field More...

JCRC hosts 17 legislative interns

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey hosted its annual Summer Legislative Intern Seminar earlier this month. 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

Can medical marijuana revive the kibbutz movement?

KIBBUTZ ELIFAZ, Israel—By all accounts, Eilon Bdil has no personal interest in marijuana. But as the business manager of Kibbutz Elifaz, he’s a big believer in the herb. More...

US opposes list of firms with settlement business

The Trump administration has called on the United Nations not to publish a database of companies that do business in Israeli settlements.  More...

Arab bus driver turns in $10,000 left by passenger

An Arab bus driver in Israel turned in $10,000 in cash that turned out to belong to a haredi Orthodox passenger.  The driver for the Afikim bus company found the wad on his bus running between Jerusalem and Bnei Brak in central Israel, east of T More...

Life Cycles

Engagement:

Phyllis and Dr. Marc Rothman of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their daughter Brooke Shayna Rothman to Jonathan Rubin, son of Yehudit and Shimon Rubin of Wynnewood, PA.  More...

Wedding:

Cantor Lauren Beth Levy and Dr. Eric Robert Goodman were married May 21 at the Grounds for Sculpture, a sculpture park and museum in Hamilton Township, NJ. Cantor Benjie Schiller officiated.  More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

TEMPLE EMANUEL DARREN TRINETTO, son of Sharon Trinetto, on Aug. 31.  CONG. B’NAI TIKVAH-BETH  More...

Do It!

Calendar

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 ADATH EMANU-EL Family Shabbat at 7:30 p.m. Call 608-1200. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 ADATH EMANU-EL Torah Talk and Bagels every Saturday at 8:45 a.m. All are welcome. Call 608-1200. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 POMEGRANATE GUILD OF More...

Columns

Federation provides the support our agencies need to thrive

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey has been around since 1922—and in its current building since 1997. And yet, there are still some people in our community who think they don’t really know us. More...

Leadership training, community service fill BBYO summer

BBYO BLOCK

This summer was a special one for members of South Jersey Region BBYO, as many attended programs held in various parts of the country. More...

Thinking about Charlottesville and the beautiful diversity at the JCC

FRONT & CENTER

The whole world is watching. Neo Nazis, KKK members and other hate inspired vitriol from men and women marching in Charlottesville shouting their beliefs of intolerance. If you are Jewish, Black, Hispanic or Gay you are the target of their venom. More...

Special Sections

Locals who met at Harlam recommit to marriage where romance began

In the summer of 1968, 18- year-old Jim Soffer set his sights on 16-year-old Margate native Bess Feinstein, “the cutest” counselor-in-training at Camp Harlam in the Poconos. More...

When American Jews fought the Nazis—in New Jersey

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Voice at the Shore

Nancy Rubin receives Lion of Judah’s “Woman of Valor” award

Nancy Rubin has always felt personally responsible for taking care of her Jewish community. “If we don’t support our people, who will? More...

Shirat Hayam celebrates Rabbi Geller’s 50th year in rabbinate

What does Rabbi Gordon Geller, the Reform rabbi of Shirat Hayam and formerly of Temple Emeth Shalom, have in common with former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir? More...

Shabbat Candlelighting Times for the Shore:

Friday, September 1 – 7:10 p.m.  Friday, September 8 – 6:59 p.m.   More...

Federation

Enhancing the quality of life for special needs

When it comes to members of our community with special needs, we are committed to enhancing their quality of life. More...

Aleph Home Care helps seniors and families

Aleph Home Care is making an impact each and every day in the lives of older adults and their families. We recently received this letter from the daughter of one of our clients. When you become a client, you become part of the Aleph family.  More...

World News

Three Jewish movements opt out of Trump phone call

Three streams of American Judaism will not participate in the traditional annual pre-High Holidays call with the president, saying Donald Trump has “given succor to those who advocate anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia.”  More...

Russia’s Jews to get etrogs despite sanctions

The Italian government said that the export of Italy-grown etrog fruits to Russia will not be affected by sanctions imposed by the European Union against Moscow, Russia’s chief rabbi said.  More...

Federal judge rules kosher meals must be provided

A federal judge in Idaho ruled that the state’s Department of Correction must provide kosher meals for prisoners in all Idaho prisons.  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

JUDY BLUME, 63, of Santa Monica, CA, passed away after a two-year struggle with pancreatic cancer. More...

Jerry Lewis, 91, comedian and filmmaker, dies

Comedian and filmmaker Jerry Lewis, who rose to fame working with singer-actor Dean Martin and earned plaudits as host of the Muscular Dystrophy telethon for four decades, died Aug. 20. More...

Editorial

Help the Jewish Federation provide Hurricane Harvey relief

At press time, the hurricane that came ashore as a fierce Category 4 in southeast Texas had eased into a tropical storm. That should be comforting news except that the Lone Star State is far from out of danger. More...

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Letters

Interfaith dialogue group comments on Charlottesville

The Jewish Christian Muslim Dialogue of Southern New Jersey, an independent interfaith dialogue group, issued the following statement on Charlottesville:  More...

Religion Column

Dreams and aspirations must be grounded in reality

Parashat Ki TeitzeiDeut. 21:10-25:19 More...