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Federation’s Commons at 1721 for seniors and special needs awarded two prestigious grants

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Local News

Football-loving KBA 6th grader plays in national championship game

MEET SKY SHOLDER…

FAMILY: Parents Brett and Jennifer; brother Blake, 9 HOMETOWN: Voorhees FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Eagles FAVORITE PLAYER: Carson Wentz More...

Bresaliers attend Torah dedication on ship

Dr. Saul Bresalier and his wife Helene, of Cherry Hill, recently attended the dedication of a Torah for the U.S. Navy’s newest super carrier, the U.S.S. Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). 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 first Arab Rhodes scholar has chutzpah to love her country, and to try to change it

TEL AVIV—Lian Najami, Israel’s first Arab Rhodes scholar, is the kind of person who can be optimistic about just about anything—including having a needle stuck in her spine. More...

Administration: Western Wall part of Israel

The Trump administration said it cannot envision an outcome in which the Western Wall is not part of Israel— the first signal by any U.S. administration that it recognizes a claim to Jerusalem outside the 1967 lines.  More...

Lionel Messi to represent Israeli company

An Israeli startup has hired Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi as its brand ambassador.  Moshe Hogeg, a co-founder and co-CEO of Sirin Labs with Tal Cohen, posted a photo of himself and the world’s most famous soccer player on his Faceboo More...

Life Cycles

Birth:

Stephanie (nee Pilcz) and Jared Goldstein and big brother Landon of Cherry Hill announce the birth of their daughter and sister, Jordyn Hannah (Sarah Hannah), on August 28, 2017. More...

B’nai Mitzvah:

Adath Emanu-El   IAN RAPKO, son of Olga and Michael Rapko, on Dec. 2.  Cong. Beth El   AVA SIMKIN, daughter of Angie Simkin and Eric Simkin, on Dec. 9.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20 CONG. M’KOR SHALOM Hosting guests from the Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council through Dec. 29. Congregants can participate by preparing and hosting meals, assisting with transportation, and sharing activities. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, JANUARY 5  ADATH EMANU-EL Family Shabbat Service at 7:30 p.m. Call 608-1200.  FRIDAY, JANUARY 19  ADATH EMANU-EL My Shabbat at 6 p.m. for children and their families. Call 608-1200. s   More...

Columns

Year-end gifts to the Jewish Federation mean so much to so many

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

December 31 signals not only the end of the calendar year and thoughts of New Year’s resolutions, but also the last day to reap the benefits of a 2017 tax deduction for your charitable giving. More...

How you can support your aging parent during the winter months

ENRICHING SENIOR LIVES

It is wintertime again, and with the season comes safety hazards and emotional issues unique to the winter months. More...

Hello 2018: The challenge we face in making changes

SALLY’S WORLD

So here comes 2018. Maybe before you’re ready. But we’ve already marked the Jewish New Year, so in a sense we who are Jewish have already been there/done that. Change is never easy—and this year is no exception. More...

Religion Column

Reframing our lives and finding transformation

Parashat VayigashGen. 44:18-47:27 More...

Special Sections

What Israel and the Palestinians make of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM— Amid the global controversy over President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state, Israeli and Palestinian leaders actually found rare consensus: They agreed that the development was a win fo More...

Community celebrates Chanukah

Festive Chanukah celebrations were held throughout the community. More...

Voice at the Shore

JCC’s Eastern Europe was an emotional journey for travelers

For 37 people who went on a tour of Eastern Europe with the Margate JCC in November, the oldworld beauty of cities like Prague and Warsaw stood in sharp contrast with the stark horrors of Auschwitz and Terezin. More...

For JOAS seniors, knitting hats for vets reaps many rewards

Some local veterans will be a little bit warmer this winter thanks to the recent donation of 41 red-white-and-blue hats knitted by 15 seniors from the Rosin Senior Center in Atlantic City, which is run by Beron Jewish Older Adult Services (JOAS). More...

Stockton lecturer links climate change to genocide

Could climate change cause genocide? Most definitely, said Dr. Alex Alvarez to the roughly 75 students and community members attending Stockton University’s Annual Ida E. King Memorial Lecture on November 28. More...

Federation

A joyous Festival of Lights experienced through Federation events

The Jewish Federation celebrated the first day of Chanukah with sufganiyot in the lobby for our South Jersey Jewish community. More...

World News

Jews make news, but when is it Jewish news?

NEW YORK—“Is So-and- So Jewish? How Jewish is she? Find out if she’s Jewish.” More...

HIAS cutting back due to lower refugee numbers

HIAS, the Jewish refugee aid agency, will be closing resettlement programs in several cities due to a sharp reduction in the total number of refugees let into the country in the next fiscal year.  More...

Trump delivers wishes to ‘Jewish brothers & sisters’

President Donald Trump said he was “proud to stand with the Jewish people” on Chanukah.  “Melania and I wish all of our Jewish brothers and sisters celebrating this meaningful holiday a happy and healthy eight nights in the com More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

GERALD J., ABELSON passed away on Dec. 3. Husband of Joan (nee Lieb). Father of Jamie (Dr. Richard) Gordon, Terry (Dr. Robert) Goldlust and the late Dr. Randy Oldreik, and son-in-law Richard Oldreik. More...

Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, giant of Orthodox Jewry

Hundreds of thousands of mourners attended the funeral for Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, the leader of the non-Hasidic Lithuanian haredi Orthodox community, who died at the age of 104.  Shteinman, who has been considered the “gadol hador,&r More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19  CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916. s   More...

Editorial

President Trump’s Jerusalem announcement is welcome recognition

President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and pledge to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is a welcome step supported by a large majority of Israel’s people. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

The moral challenge of care-giving

Living Longer, Living Better:

C-TAC is the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care. I attended their annual summit in Washington, DC at the end of November. More...