January 2, 2019 RSS feed / Local News

Bringing babywearing to the Jewish community—and beyond

MEET TOVAH KURLANSIK…

FAMILY: Husband Rafi; children Judah, 9, Benjamin, 6, and Hadassah, 3 SYNAGOGUE: Sons of Israel HOBBIES: Watching “The Office,” Karaoke FAVORITE FOOD: Sugar FUN FACT: For 20 years, she’s been accidentally receiving the actress Tovah More...

Community Beit Midrash kicks off series on Zionism

The 10th year of the Community Beit Midrash kicks off on Monday night, Jan. 28 at Kellman Brown Academy. Each year, Conservative rabbis in the community team-teach a course around a different book. More...

JCC turns into ‘Enchanted Forest’ for annual Character Breakfast

Families enjoyed a magical morning at the Katz JCC’s annual Character Breakfast. This year’s event transformed the JCC into an enchanted forest. More...

Physician to give personal account of the Yom Kippur War at Har Zion

Dr. Itzhak Brook will share personal and historical experiences as a medic in the Six-Day War and a battalion physician in the Yom Kippur War at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 8. The event will take place at Temple Har Zion in Mt. Holly.  More...

Works by special needs artists on display at Appel Art Gallery

The Appel Art Gallery at the Katz JCC showcases stunning, eye-catching artwork of various styles and media throughout the year, and each year, the January/February exhibit features original artwork by members of the Katz JCC ACHaD and Samost JFCS TOP More...

Special Needs Resource Fair set for Feb. 12

February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month, and the ACHaD special needs department of the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill will host its Resource Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. More...

‘Jewish Women as Agents of Change’ event raises awareness

A crowd of over 100 women recently gathered at Cong.Beth El in Voorhees for “Jewish Women as Agents of Change,” a memorable event to show support and raise awareness for JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options). More...

Local doctor honored for gastroenterology

The American College of Gastroenterology recently held its annual meeting in Philadelphia. It was at this time they announced the recipients of their annual SCOPY awards. More...

New offerings, free trials at Katz JCC Health & Wellness

Make 2019 your year! The Katz JCC’s Health & Wellness Facility is so much more than a gym. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality fitness and wellness programs and services for everyone. More...

The late Rabbi Dr. Benjamin Sharfman honored at Foxman Torah Institute Gala

This past August, the world lost Torah luminary Rabbi Dr. Benjamin Sharfman, Z”L, who left the world at the age of 98. More...

JCC welcomes new lifestyle wellness coach

Meet Liz Curran, the JCC’s new lifestyle wellness coach. Are you looking to maximize your personal and professional potential in everyday life? Has stress taken over? More...

Children thank community for supporting KBA

The children in Kellman Brown Academy’s Kitah Bet thanked the community for supporting the school’s recent #Unselfie Campaign on Giving Tuesday, which helped raise money for scholarship, More...

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Local educator reflects on visit to Turkish Jewish school she established

While concerns towards an increase in anti-Semitism were engulfing the news, following the attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the second largest city in Turkey—Izmir—we celebrated 20 years of Jewish education. More...

Lions of Judah enjoy fashion event at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Lions of Judah recently enjoyed an Afternoon of Fabulous Fashion at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. More...

Inspiring film about Israel’s 2017 baseball team featured at JCC

The improbable and inspiring story of Team Israel at the 2017 World Baseball Classic served as the second half of a sports-themed twin bill at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill. “Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel” on Dec. More...

Wiesenthal Center meeting focuses on internship program

The Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) held a parlor meeting at the home of Allison and David Snyder to discuss the SWC’s Summer 2019 Government Advocacy Internship Program. More...

Financial awards available for individuals, non-profits

“Awards Season” has arrived in Southern New Jersey. From now through May, multiple financial awards are available for deserving individuals and non-profits, thanks to the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. More...

Local attorney sleeps on streets to raise awareness of homelessness

Attorney and Voorhees resident Jeffrey Cohen spent a November evening in an unusual way: By sleeping on the corner of 15th & Cherry Streets in Philadelphia. More...

Jewish War Veterans help dedicate Wall of Honor at Cherry Hill Library

Cherry Hill recently unveiled its Veterans Wall of Honor at the Cherry Hill Library. At the Veterans Wall were (from left), Cherry Hill Township Councilwoman and Gold Star mother Melinda Kane, Col. Nelson L. More...

‘Way Too Beautiful’ triumphs

Five teams battled for the end-of-year bragging rights in the world of JCC wiffleball. Team “Way Too Beautiful” claimed their first championship title in three years after defeating team “Squad 51” in the finals. More...

We’ve got kids covered at the J

When school’s out, what’s a kid to do? The Katz JCC’s Vacation Day programs are the place for cool kids in kindergarten through 6th grade to do cool stuff.  More...