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For Voorhees middle schooler, the play’s the thing

MEET ALANNA STEIN…

FAMILY: Parents Bryan and Fran; Brother Jordan, 14, and Dog Latte AGE: 11 HOMETOWN: Voorhees SYNAGOGUE: Temple Beth Sholom FAVORITE ACTOR: Ben Platt FAVORITE BROADWAY SHOWS: “Dear Evan Hanson,” “Kinky Boots,” “Hamilton&r More...

Gov. Murphy holds forum at Jewish Campus

“Building a Safer New Jersey: Combatting Gun Violence” was the focus of a forum on Feb. 13 featuring Gov. 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

The Netanyahu accusations: What you need to know

Benjamin Netanyahu is in trouble. Maybe. The Israeli prime minister is engulfed simultaneous in four separate scandals, and each day seems to bring him more bad news. Netanyahu could be indicted or pushed out of office—or both. More...

Former MK Alex Lubotzky honored for mathematics

Alex Lubotzky, a father of six who once served in the Knesset, has won the Israel Prize for research in mathematics and computer science. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor is a leading researcher in group theory.  More...

Place dedicated to preserve history

A center for the historical records of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee was dedicated in the group’s Jerusalem offices.  The Marshall M. More...

Life Cycles

B’nai Mitzvah

Cong. Beth El TALYA SHAPIRO, daughter of Theresa and Marc Shapiro, on Feb. 3. ANDREW NEFF, son of Lauren Neff and Marc Neff, on Feb. 17.   More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

HENRY BECKER, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Feb. 20. Husband of May Becker. Father of Don (Audrey) Becker and Scott Becker (Beth Warren). Grandfather of Cheryl, Jeremy, Ryan and Justin Becker. Interment Montefiore Cemetery, Jenkintown, PA. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Purim on Broadway at 5 p.m. Family Megillah reading followed by a Purim meal followed by a congregational Megillah reading. Details at tbsonline.org- /purim. More...

Editorial

Poland must reverse its Holocaust law

The backlash created by Poland’s new law making it illegal to accuse the nation of complicity in crimes committed by Nazi Germany, including the Holocaust, is yielding positive results.  More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

Why we report on the Jewish victims of tragedies

In the many years between my first job at JTA and returning as its editor in 2016, I would joke about a headline it published in 1999: “Two Turkish Jews killed in quake.” Perhaps you’ll remember that 17,000 people died in the Turkis More...

Religion Column

How the story of Purim can help us find God

The Book of Esther was a puzzlement to the ancient rabbis who designated which books would be included in the Jewish Bible. More...

Special Sections

 

Politz Day School celebrates 50 years of growth and achievement

Politz Day School in Cherry Hill is turning 50, and the school is celebrating in a big way. More...

Parkland teens with local ties speak about harrowing ordeal

When Jared Block’s family moved from Cherry Hill to Parkland, FL five years ago, his parents touted the striking similarities between his new community and the one he was so sad to leave behind. More...

Voice at the Shore

Novin, now on NJ Holocaust commission, seeks 2nd & 3rd gen speakers

“It’s up to us to keep the memory alive.” More...

Choreographer to Beyoncé brings spirited Israeli dance performance to Margate JCC

Born just outside of Tel Aviv, 37-year-old dancer and choreographer Kobi Rozenfeld left Israel for Los Angeles in 2006 in search of fame and commercial work. He found both. More...

Schmoozing and meaning are both on the menu at YI’s Soul Food Sundays

How do Jews talk to G-d? According to Rabbi Yaakov Orimland of Young Israel of Margate, Tehillim, or the book of Psalms, “is our connection, more than anything else,” with G-d. More...

Federation

Children, preteens and teens get ready

Calling all children and teens! Join us for the first ever Junior Community Shark Tank, which provides teens and children ages 18 and under with a variety of different ways to give back to their community.  More...

Microgrants awarded for nine exciting events

Celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary with our local Jewish community. More...

Families enjoy fun-filled Purim Party

Temima Rothmel and her daughter Shayna enjoyed a PJ Library storybook during PJ Library’s fun-filled Purim Party for children and their families. More...

World News

Billy Graham supported Israel, but also held anti-Semitic views

Billy Graham, the giant of American evangelism who was exalted by Jews for his championing of Israel at its hour of need and then condemned when a nasty anti-Semitic streak was revealed, died at the age of 99 at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, More...

Danish petition appears likely to force circumcision vote

Danish anti-circumcision activists have collected nearly 20,000 signatures out of the 50,000 they need to create a bill proposing to ban non-medical circumcision for boys.  More...

Swiss honor diplomat who saved thousands

A room in the Swiss Federal Palace where high-level foreign policy decisions are made was renamed for a diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.  Carl Lutz, who worked as vice consul for Switzerland in Budapest during t More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28  ADATH EMANU-EL Purim service at 7 p.m. Come in costume. All are welcome. Call 608-1200.  FRIDAY, MARCH 2  ADATH EMANU-EL Family Shabbat Service at 7:30 p.m. Call 608-1200.  SUNDAY, MARCH 4  More...

Voice Camp Guide 2018

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

JCC Camps at Medford open houses

The JCC Camps at Medford, an ACA accredited and award-winning South Jersey day camp, will host two spring open houses on Sunday, Mar. 18 and Sunday, Apr. 15 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Columns

Houston and Purim: Learning valuable lessons about giving

FEDERATION 411

Tonight is the start of Purim—the celebration of Esther and Mordecai saving the Jewish people from the nasty plot of the evil Haman. Purim is a time for festivities, costumes, and, of course, hamantaschen. More...

One of South Jersey’s own is elected to International Board

BBYO BLOCK

As 95 teens from South Jersey Region BBYO departed BBYO’s International Convention, they were tired, excited to bring home what they learned, and overjoyed that one of their own was elected to the 94th International Board of BBYO. More...

JFCS’ new ‘Love Your Mind Movement’ will make mental wellness easier

STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

It is often said that how you look is much less important than how you feel, and that makes sense. Regardless of our outward appearance, what’s going on inside our own bodies is what is important. More...