Community High Holiday Food Drive set for October 3

No matter what our religious tradition, many of our holiday celebrations are focused on food. Traditional holiday food items can be costly, especially for the growing number of South Jersey families who are struggling with food insecurity. Each fall, Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) joins forces with our community to ensure that our neighbors in need are able to […]

Jewish Federation and agencies to present awards, install boards at 101st Annual Meeting, in-person on Oct. 25

Back in person for the first time since 2019, the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey (JFSNJ)’s Annual Meeting, being held on Wednesday, Oct. 25, will take place in the Lahn Social Hall at the Katz JCC at 6 p.m., and will include the installation of officers and board members for all of JFSNJ’s agencies, including three new agency presidents. […]

Need for new mezuzot helped bring our community together

Upon entering a Jewish home, synagogue, or school, a mezuzah is a standard item you expect to see affixed to the right-hand side of the main entry and doorways within the dwelling. It may be simple or ornate, single or multi-colored, large or small, but the inside of each one’s case is always the same; a small piece of parchment, […]

Biden and Netanyahu meet for the first time this year, signaling friendship amid disagreements

By Ron Kampeas, JTA After months of icy relations, President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met face to face for the first time since Netanyahu’s return to office late last year — with both appearing eager to convey that the U.S.-Israel alliance remains on solid footing despite their disagreements. The two leaders have been at odds for […]


2023-09-20 E-Edition

Cancer survivor recognized on National Service Dog Month


AGE: 67 FAMILY: Daughter Isabella SYNAGOGUE: Congregation Kol Ami HOMETOWN: Cherry Hill FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: New York Yankees In 1963, when Alan Cohen was seven years old, the same week John F. Kennedy was assassinated, a doctor punctured his ear drum, releasing liquid into his brain and forcing him to have an emergency procedure to save his life. “I died […]

Newly discovered document lists 3,200 Jews the Catholic Church sheltered from Nazis

Newly uncovered documentation appears to confirm that Catholic convents and monasteries sheltered more than 3,000 Jews from the Holocaust following the Nazi takeover of Rome in 1943. The papers, which have yet to be made public, were discovered at Vatican City’s Pontifical Biblical Institute. They contain the names of 3,200 people who have been verified to be Jews by the […]

Shabbat candlelighting


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