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Working to help troubled youth with opportunity…and cookies

MEET TODD PISANI…

FAMILY: Partner Marla Cohen; Sons Miles, 28, and Matthew, 22; Step-daughters Gabi, 20, and Frannie, 12 AGE: 50 SYNAGOGUE: Temple Har Zion FAVORITE JAM BAND: The Grateful Dead FAVORITE FOOD TO BAKE FOR AN EVENT: Gluten-free cookies FAVORITE POETRY: Ha More...

JWV Post 126 helps honor veterans

JWV Post 126 Veterans and Auxiliary members recently joined with the NJ Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to hold a NJ State medals ceremony for 32 veterans residing in Vineland Veterans Nu 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

Woman appointed to rabbinic court

A woman was appointed to serve as a judicial assistant in an Israeli rabbinic court—one of the most senior positions in the Orthodox-run court system. More...

Actress negotiating to play Hedy Lamarr

Gal Gadot is close to a deal to star in a limited series about Hedy Lamarr, the film actress who also was an inventor.  The Israeli star of the 2017 megahit “Wonder Woman” also will executive produce the limited series, reportedly fo More...

Mossad seen responsible for assassination

Israel’s Mossad was responsible for the assassination of one of Syria’s most important rocket scientists, The New York Times reported.  More...

World News

The ‘#1 fan’ of Israel’s national airline has 40,000 pieces of memorabilia

NEW YORK—Walking into Marvin Goldman’s apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side is like entering a museum dedicated to El Al, Israel’s national airline. More...

Poland obtains WWII archive showing efforts to save Jews

Poland has obtained a World War IIera archive that documents efforts by Polish diplomats to get Jews out of Europe by issuing fake passports from Latin American countries.  More...

California camp forced to shut early due to fires

The final summer session of Camp Tawonga in Northern California was canceled due to smoke from the Ferguson Forest Fire. In a letter to parents also posted on social media, the director of the Jewish camp, Jamie Simon, said that “the U.S.  More...

Columns

Local women are taking the lead in building our Jewish community

FEDERATION 411

Caring. Connection. Community. More...

Celebrating the ties that bind us to our beloved Cornell

College Reunion season is over. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t reflected on why I feel such a deep attachment, one that seems to defy reason, not to my college, but to my husband’s law school. More...

Establishing a fund with JCF is a great deal for you and SNJ

MONEY MATTERS

Everybody loves a good deal. Whether it’s buying back-toschool clothes, delicious food for a party, or even a new car, we all feel good knowing when we get great value for our money spent. More...

 

Eagles Jason Kelce, Malcolm Jenkins to keynote JCC Sports Award Dinner

Jason Kelce, Philadelphia Eagles starting center, and Malcolm Jenkins, Eagles free safety, will be the keynote speakers at the Katz JCC’s 8th annual Sports Award Dinner, presented by NFI and the Ravitz Family Foundation, on Monday, Sept. 17. More...

How will the Trump administration’s foreign policy differences on Iran play out?

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump says he’s ready to meet Iran’s leadership without preconditions. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seems to have preconditions. More...

Voice at the Shore

Second generation survivor returns to Germany with Torah saved from Holocaust

In July, Lennard Hammerschlag of Atlantic City took his family’s Torah back to Lauenau, Germany—its town of origin— on a trip dedicated to tracing his family’s pre-Holocaust roots. More...

America’s many Jewish authors have made huge impact, said Rodgers

Jewish authors have had a tremendous influence on American life and thought, said Meryl Rodgers, a docent for the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.  More...

NextGen “Mini-Tribe” welcomes new babies to local Jewish community

Do you know of a local Jewish family with a baby, or with one on the way? If so, make sure to let the local Jewish Federation know, said Rachel Waldman, Federation’s Hillel/ Young Leadership Director. More...

Federation

Event focuses on philanthropy & meditation

On July 31, The Jewish Federation hosted “Friends, Philanthropy & Mindfulness,” where we continued the conversation from The Event for Women about Randi Zuckerberg’s book “Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Da More...

Annual Pro-Am provides needed funds to JCC Camps at Medford

The Katz JCC in Cherry Hill recently hosted its annual Pro-Am at Galloway National Golf Club. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

HAROLD M. GANTZ, of Mt. Laurel, passed away on Aug. 7. Husband of Sara Gantz. Father of Jacob (Leigh) Gantz and Jessica (Ryan) Mahlman. Grandfather of Hannah, Gavin, Madeline, Logan and Margot. Brother of Arlene (Joe) Molinaro. More...

Do It!

Calendar

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 CONG. BETH TIKVAH Family-friendly dinner and Tot Shabbat at 6 p.m. Geared toward toddlers, but siblings are welcome to attend. Contact www.btikvah.org. CAMP RAMAH More...

Editorial

Jewish education is a pursuit meant to last an entire lifetime

This edition of the Voice features our annual Back-to-School issue. It highlights the offerings available to area children from synagogues, day schools, the JCC, the Jewish Federation, and other community organizations. More...

Why an Orthodox rabbi chose a Reform publisher

LOS ANGELES—Are Jews more divided than united? We no doubt have significant differences in practice and opinion—or at least the appearance of major differences. This diversity can drive wedges as much as it can strengthen us. More...

Religion Column

A simple act of kindness can save lives

Parashat ShoftimDeut. 16:18-21:9 More...

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