Archeologist, shlichim help campers celebrate Israel 60

As the temperature soared past 90, eager young hands dug into the hot sand, seeking beads, pottery shards, pieces of oil lamps, and other windows into the lives of Jews living on the outskirts of Jerusalem nearly 2,000 years ago. This scene, resembling an archeological dig in Israel, was taking place at the JCC Camps at Medford. The excavation of […]

Campers can it!

Mitzvot, community spirit mark Medford's Ruach Week

The response was overwhelming, according to Aaron Greenberg who heads the JCC Camps at Medford. “I was shocked by the outpouring of support.” A staple at the Medford camps for three or four years now, Ruach Week “is our way of combatting the communal ‘ho hum’ common in the sixth week of an eight week camping season,” said Greenberg. But […]

Israeli policy may show new face when Olmert leaves office


JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s decision to resign after a new Kadima Party leader is elected in September has opened up the possibility of radical new directions in Israeli policy. As of now Olmert has four potential successors, since Kadima’s new leader may not be able to stave off new general elections. Benjamin Netanyahu of the Likud Party and […]


Cherry Hill practitioner sites himself as his own first success story

AGE: 37 FAMILY: Wife, Robyn. Daughters, Sabrina, 5, and Lilah 3-1/2. Son, Ty, 16 months. EDUCATION: B.A. in biology from Rutgers University. Medical school at Phiadelphia’s Hahenmann University Hosptal. FEDERATION TIES: He and his wife both serve on the National Young Leadership Cabinet, and Robyn is Women’s Campaign co-chair with Susan Kaber. No, Dr. Scott Greenberg didn’t set out to […]


At the old ball game…SJMC wins JAG softball title


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Challenge grant to aid BookMates literacy program

When Judith Nadell saw how BookMates impacted Camden students, she was determined to do what she could to help more inner city children get onto the path of reading and literacy. Nadell, a co-owner with her husband, John Langan, of Townsend Press, decided to create a challenge grant matching donations to BookMates up to a total of $25,000. They also […]


Shin Bet puts price on medical care outside Gaza

JERUSALEM- Israel’s security service pressures Palestinians seeking to leave Gaza for medical care to work as informers, a new report says. Physicians for Human Rights-Israel alleges in a recent report that the Shin Bet interrogated some of the Palestinian patients with referrals for medical treatment outside of Gaza as part of their decision-making process in granting an exit permit. The […]


The Dead Sea is shrinking because nearly every source of water that fed into the original Ein Gedi Spa at the Dead Sea has been cut off, diverted or polluted over the last half century. “This is a completely man-made disaster,”says Gidon Bromberg, the Israel director of Friends of the Earth Middle East, an international environmental group. “There is nothing […]

Obama note back in Wall

JERUSALEM—The yeshiva student who pried Barack Obama’s prayer note from the Western Wall apologized. Identified only by the first initial of his name, Alef, and with his face obscured, the student went on Israel’s Channel 2 television to confess that he took the presidential contender’s note and passed it to the press. The resulting coverage of Obama’s private, handwritten musings […]