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Cherry Hill resident’s book about her mother a true labor of love

MEET CAROL HARKAVY…

HOMETOWN: Cherry Hill FAMILY: Husband Steve; Children: Todd “Chaim,” Jeff, and Emily Lerman; 13 grandchildren HOBBIES: Writing, singing and spending time with grandchildren FAVORITE BOOK GENRES: Memoirs and mysteries More...

SJMC comes to the aid of hungry

Members of The South Jersey Men’s Club (SJMC) joined with others from throughout the community in helping with the Jewish Family & Children’s Service Food Sort Oct. 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

Israel’s centrist leaders vie to replace Netanyahu—by taking his side

JERUSALEM—The Israeli political scene has always been one of stark contrasts between the two most iconic, if not always most successful, parties: Dovish Labor vs. hawkish Likud. More...

Western Wall dig uncovers theater

An ancient Roman theater was uncovered during excavations of the Western Wall tunnels in Jerusalem.  The discovery of the 200-seat theater structure from the Roman period confirms historical writings that describe a theater near the Temple Mount More...

Man receives kidney from dead daughter

A 66-year-old Israeli man received a kidney transplant from his daughter who died in an accident while vacationing abroad.  Moshe Shimnoni came out of surgery as his daughter, Orit Gur, 44, was being buried in Israel, the Israeli Hebrew-language More...

Life Cycles

BAUER-SCHEINTHAL

Engagements:

Michelle and Stephen Scheinthal of Cherry Hill are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Gabi, to Julie Bauer, daughter of Casey Maphet of Glen Cove, NY and John Bauer of Waterbury, VT.  More...

GORDON-SMALL

Lauren and Jay Gordon of Toms River, NJ announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Mary, to Ariel Joseph Small, son of Robin and David Small of Highland Park, IL and Bay Harbor, MI.  More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

Adath Emanu-El More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29   MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB  Trip to the Wilma Theater on Broad St. to see the play “Blood Wedding.” Meet at the box office at 1 p.m. to purchase tickets for the 2 p.m. matinee. More...

Columns

Saluting those with vision who brought us to where we are today

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

Tonight, we celebrate the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey’s 95th Annual Meeting and our 20th anniversary on the Springdale Road campus. Those are big numbers that our entire community should be very proud of. More...

Region opens convention programming with RLTI 2017: We are SJR

BBYO BLOCK

On the weekend of October 13-15, SJR hosted its annual Regional Leadership Training Institute (RLTI) at Camp Kweebec. It was a truly memorable weekend as the region came together to bond, grow and strengthen the leadership within South Jersey. More...

Will you stand up and take the ‘Pledge’ with JCRC?

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY

One of the services our agency provides to the community, arguably one of the most valued and appreciated of all of our responsibilities, is addressing bias incidents or hate crimes that may have taken place in Camden, Burlington or Gloucester counti More...

 

Israeli women have been saying ‘Me Too’ for years

TEL AVIV— International fashion model Maayan Keret said she was raped at the age of 12. Since then, Keret said, she has been harassed or assaulted so many times she “stopped counting.” More...

What does the future hold for the nuclear deal with Iran?

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump has said what he wants Congress to do with the Iran nuclear deal, which he has called the worst in the world: Make it better. How does that happen? More...

Voice at the Shore

Local Jewish community selected to be part of LIFE & LEGACY program

What will our Jewish community look like in 50 years—or 100 years? More...

Local’s daughter tells of destruction in Puerto Rico, saying donate what you can

Although Hurricane Maria did not hit New Jersey, it definitely hit home for Alice Melnick, an active member of Shirat Hayam in Ventnor, whose daughter, Rebecca Benrubi, has been living in Puerto Rico for the past year and a half. More...

Yad Vashem gives award to protectors of local who was once a hidden child

Last month, Yad Vashem presented the Righteous Among the Nations Award to the family of Hendrik and Jannigje Schimmel- Manschot, a Dutch couple that hid former local businessman Leo Ullman from the Nazis in Amsterdam, said Gail Rosenthal, director of More...

Federation

Aleph Home Care makes an impact on families

Aleph Home Care makes an impact every day in the lives of older adults and their families. When you become a client, you become a part of the Aleph family. More...

Federation helping at-risk kids in Israel

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Here at the Jewish Federation, it is our responsibility to advocate for Israel and every Jewish community around the world. More...

World News

Conservative movement continues intermarriage ban, but urges welcome

The Conservative movement will maintain its ban on rabbis performing interfaith marriages while seeking to welcome couples who are already intermarried, according to a new letter signed by the movement’s four leaders.  More...

Al Jazeera planted reporter in pro-Israel groups

An Al Jazeera editor acknowledged planting an undercover reporter inside pro-Israel organizations last year in Washington, D.C.  Clayton Swisher, the Qatar-owned news network’s head of investigative reporting, made the revelation in an int More...

After backlash, Bialik apologizes for Times op-ed

Actress Mayim Bialik has apologized following a backlash against her New York Times op-ed suggesting that dressing and acting modestly is protection against sexual assault and harassment.  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

PEARL FLEISCHMAN, of Voorhees, passed away on Oct. 8. Wife of the late Cyril Fleischman. Mother of Steven (Faith) Fleischman and Gloria Fleischman. Grandmother of Sari (Andrew) Metter, Andrew (Jennifer Grayson) Fleischman and Jared Fleischman. More...

Do It!

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 CONG. BETH EL Library Short Story Discussion Group, led by Congregation Librarian Amy Kaplan, will meet from 1:30-3 p.m. to discuss “Strings” by Jacob M. Appel. Open to the public. Call 675-1166, ext. 503. More...

Editorial

#MeToo is an issue of deep concern to Jews

EDITORIALS…

Jews worldwide should connect to #MeToo, the viral response to widespread sexual misconduct accusations leveled against Harvey Weinstein earlier this month. More...

DRY BONES…

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Letters

Why the silence on the plight of the Kurds?

For most of my adult life I can remember liberals and progressives advocating on behalf of the “Palestinians.” They have made claims against Israel for what they call an illegal occupation of the “Palestinian people.” During t More...

Religion Column

#MeToo must encourage us to treat all with respect

Parashat Lech LechaGen. 12:1-17:27 Can you fathom embarking upon a journey with no destination in mind? Which roads would you take, in what direction would you travel, and how would you even know when you have arrived? More...

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