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The 7 most heartwarming Jewish stories of 2017

Political turmoil, terror attacks and natural disasters around the world: 2017 had plenty of people feeling down, for good reason. But there were also notable moments of light. More...

Local News

Politz eighth grader’s vision for an all women performance group gets funding

MEET LEAH SPECTOR…

FAMILY: Parents Aaron and Sabrina; siblings A.J. More...

JNF’s Women for Israel hears from leader

The Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Southern NJ’s Women for Israel (WFI) celebrated Chanukah at the home of Marsha and Marvin Raab in Cherry Hill, where attendees learned about JNF’s ongoin 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

Palestinian reconciliation creates an opportunity for families of slain soldiers held by Hamas

WASHINGTON — Israel’s government may be ambivalent about the nascent reconciliation between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, but it outright opposes Palestinian bids for statehood recognition through international bodies, including th More...

“Alternative” marriage registration station opened in Tel Aviv

The Tzohar rabbinical organization has opened a marriage registration branch at in Tel Aviv in cooperation with the local rabbinate.  Tzohar’s “alternative” marriage registration service, which currently has offices in Jerusale More...

Portman’s prize money is doubled to $2 million

Israeli philanthropist Morris Kahn has made a $1 million gift to the Genesis Prize Foundation in honor of 2018 laureate Natalie Portman.  Kahn’s gift doubles the award for the so-called “Jewish Nobel” to $2 million.  More...

Life Cycles

Engagements:

TEMPLETON-GREEN

Donna and Gary Green of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their son, Randall Eric, to Taylor A. Templeton, daughter of Tracey Jackson and Glenn Horowitz of New York City and Mr. and Mrs. G. Cresswell Templeton III of Los Angeles, CA.  More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB Trip to the Franklin Institute to view the Terracotta Warriors exhibit. Meet at the main entrance at 4:40 p.m. The group will go to dinner afterwards. More...

Editorial

2018, the year of Chai, offers opportunities and challenges

Welcome to 2018! As Jews, it seems very appropriate to start the year with high hopes as well as a strong resolve to contribute our part, however small, to making our world a better place. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

The high cost of Jewish continuity: Day school education

Population surveys and demographic studies of the past 30 years show that effective Jewish education is the single best vehicle to ensure Jewish continuity—the idea that Judaism’s values and heritage will continue to pass from generation More...

Religion Column

When God calls us to do what we need to do

Parashat ShemotEx. 1:1-6:1 More...

 

Running 101: Good form and technique prevents injury

By JAYNE JACOVA FELDVoice staffAlmost anybody can take up running and reap the physical, psychological and, yes, spiritual benefits – as long as they follow good form and avoid common but crippling mistakes, according to Owen Anderson, Rabbis Can Run More...

Sons of Israel’s Ephraim Epstein in training for health, charity, and more

A running rabbi:

On a brisk fall Friday morning, Cong. More...

Voice at the Shore

Margate menorah decorations vandalized in what police are calling “bias incidents”

On the sixth day of Chanukah, December 18, Margate residents awoke to find that three highly visible electric Menorahs decorating their streets had been vandalized overnight. More...

Teens celebrate the Festival of Lights

Chabad’s CTeen youth group held a festive party on the last night of Chanukah at the home of a local resident. More...

YLD kicks off to a new start in 2018

“I thought I was the only Jewish person out there my age!” That was the sentiment expressed by many of the young Jewish locals, aged 25-45, who attended “Vodka and Latkes,” on Dec. More...

Federation

Annual phon-a-thon is on Jan. 28

Mark your calendar for Super Sunday/Week 2018, from January 28-February 1! The Jewish Federation’s annual phon-a-thon brings out more than 300 volunteers each year for a week of fundraising and community engagement.  More...

Join in a kid-friendly Mitzvah Day Jan. 15

Looking for a fun, kid-friendly way to volunteer on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day? More...

World News

How this pristine 15th-century Hebrew Bible survived the Inquisition

COIMBRA, Portugal—From its mountaintop perch, the University of Coimbra towers majestically over the downtown square that used to be the regional headquarters of the Portuguese Inquisition. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

ARLENE DUBIN, of Voorhees, passed away on Dec. 19. Wife for 63 years of Irving Dubin. Mother of Sharyn Feldman, Janet Zinn, Chova Sara “Susan” Marks and Dr. Joel Dubin. Sister of Dr. Donald Goldman and Lila Green. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, JANUARY 5  ADATH EMANU-EL Family Shabbat Service at 7:30 p.m. Call 608-1200.  SATURDAY, JANUARY 6  More...

Columns

Federation’s future is bright in 2018 and beyond

FEDERATION 411

“Our future’s so bright, we’ve gotta wear shades.” It’s a phrase ingrained in pop culture (at least for those of us who grew up in the 80s), but it’s oh so very true for the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey More...

Help save the planet with an app created by Burlco tech firm

COMPUSCHMOOZE

A Burlington County tech firm is fighting back against the government’s lack of concern about climate change with a smartphone app that educates users about steps they can take to help the environment, and easy ways to track that behavior. More...

Winter kicks off with a home run at Citizens Bank Park

BBYO BLOCK

Citizens Bank Park is not only the host of the 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies. It is not just a place for baseball or concerts. It is also the host of South Jersey Region BBYO’s Winter Kickoff. More...

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