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Stellar Super Sunday launches $1-million Super Week goal

Our community rallied together to raise $660,925 on Super Sunday! We are well on our way to reaching our goal of $1-million for Super Sunday/Week 2018. Volunteers are still making the call. More...

Local News

Davis Enterprises owner turns attention to camp project near his heart

MEET MITCHELL DAVIS…

FAMILY: Wife Jackie (passed away two years ago), fiancé Carolyn Lindheim, sons Perry, Neil and Adam; step-sons William and Philip; Carolyn’s children Danielle and Matthew; parents Jane and the late Roger. More...

Unity Choir celebrates MLK legacy

Congregants and guests were rocking and rolling as Cantor Anita Hochman, 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

Moving to Israel? These towns would like you to consider them

JERUSALEM—Many Jews who move to Israel only have eyes for Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. More...

Israeli embassy set to reopen after shootings

Israel and Jordan agreed on the resolution of deadly incidents that shut down the work of the Israeli embassy in Amman, officials in both countries said.  Officials in Jerusalem announced the agreement, saying it means that “the Israeli em More...

Helmsley Trust to build new medical center

The U.S.-based Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded an $18-million grant for the construction of the Helmsley Health Discovery Tower on the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa.  More...

Life Cycles

B’nai Mitzvah:

Adath Emanu-El JOSHUA GORDON GREEN, son of Carolyn Jones and Douglas Green, on Jan. 27. Cong. Beth El MIRANDA ROSENBAUM, daughter of Rachel Rosenbaum and Charles Rosenbaum, on Jan. 6. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31 CONG. BETH EL A Night with Phillies Broadcaster, Tom McCarthy, at 7 p.m. Cost is $20 per adult and $10 for children. RSVP to bethelsnj.org/night-with-tommccarthy/. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1 More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2  ADATH EMANU-EL Family Tu B’Shevat Seder Shabbat Service at 7:30 p.m. Call 608-1200. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10  TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tot Shabbat at 11 a.m. for children up to age 3. More...

Voice Camp Guide 2018

CAMP GAN ISRAEL  856-438-0607 Info@welovecgi.com Rabbi Yitzchok Kahan, Director   More...

Columns

Super Sunday/Week is a true test of our community’s sustainability

FEDERATION 411

According to the Jewish Virtual Library, the global population of Jewish people reached only 14.4 million in 2016. With the total world population reaching 7.6 billion, sustaining our Jewish way of life has never been more vital. More...

Comcast’s David Cohen talks about the future of technology

COMPUSCHMOOZE

The week before last, I had a chat with David Cohen, senior executive vice president of Comcast Corporation, who was appearing on a panel sponsored by the Philadelphia Jewish Federation’s Real Estate group at the Ballroom at the Ben in Center C More...

Let me introduce myself…and talk about everyone’s favorite—taxes

MONEY MATTERS

Dear Voice readers, I am honored and excited to have started my role as executive director of the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc., this past month. More...

 

Blind JCC kindergarten volunteer teaches students more than letters

 By JAYNE JACOVA FELDVoice staffBefore she started kindergarten, six-year-old Isabelle Kushnir had never met anyone who was blind, or really gave much thought to what life would be like without the ability to see. More...

Is Mike Pence’s faith the driving force behind U.S. Mideast policy?

WASHINGTON— When Mike Pence moved to Washington last year, he and his wife took with them a framed phrase they had for years hung over their fireplace in their Indiana home, and then over the fireplace in the governor’s mansion in that s More...

Voice at the Shore

Birthright connects local co-eds to Israel—its past, present and soul

In the early morning darkness of December 25, I loaded two vans with 17 mostly-local college kids and their luggage and headed to Newark airport, where we embarked on a 10-day trip to Israel. More...

Jewish clergy, other leaders stress MLK’s legacy of unity at NAACP event

Education for all. Civility. Overcoming hate with determination and love. More...

Local teens enjoy “a huge feeling of Jewish connection”

What would teenagers describe as a “great weekend”? More...

Federation

‘Meet, Greet, Honor & Schmooze’

The Jewish Federation’s Lions of Judah enjoyed a reception on Jan. 9. “Meet, Greet, Honor and Schmooze” was held at the home of Joan Feinberg, Lions co-chair with Lori Goldstein. More...

Leadership Kick-off event gets things rolling

Our 2018 Super Sunday Kick-off event on Jan. 21 was a resounding success! More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

MINA BANNETT, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Jan. 21. Wife of Dr. Sherman Bannett. Mother of Dr. Gregg (Julie) Bannett, David (Dorit) Bannett and Gary (Bo) Bannett. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB Dinner and planning meeting at 6:45 p.m. at Gallo’s Seafood restaurant in Northeast Phila. RSVP to Jon at 787-0325.  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16  CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. More...

Editorial

Support for Israel must remain bipartisan

Since Israel’s birth in 1948, bipartisan support for the Jewish homeland has been a bedrock principle of American politics, which is why a recent poll by the reputable Pew Research Center showing increasing polarization is raising eyebrows. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Why I am a proud Jewish organ donor

(Kveller via JTA)—In the crazy way that Facebook can bring people together, I along with 50,000 other followers watched a family fight for the life of their precious 2-year-old, Logan. More...

Religion Column

Tu B’Shevat reminds us of our responsibility to the natural world

Scientists believe they have discovered the single most depressing day on the calendar, at least for those of us living in the Northeast. More...

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