Join us for our summer events continuing down the shore


As summer continues to heat up, the activity level in the Voorhees and Cherry Hill areas tends to slow down. With many of our community members down the shore during the summer, the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey (JFED) has partnered with the Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties to bring fun and meaningful activities to the […]

A language we can all understand: Why music is an integral part of my life

First Person:

Music runs in my genes. I’ve been immersed in music since I left the hospital (when my parents put “Popcorn Behaviour” by Fromseier Rose on the radio). My father, who grew up in London, started teaching guitar at the age of 17, before making the move to America at age 20. He attended The Juilliard School from 2004 to 2005 […]

Continue to experience the joy to be found in ‘firsts’


There is nothing like the wow of experiencing a “first.” Remember the exhilaration you felt the first time you ever jumped off the diving board, drove a car, or flew on an airplane? Isn’t it a joy watching a baby experience their first bite of birthday cake? Do you remember the nerves and excitement on the first day in a […]

The rebbitzin’s recipes: Food for ‘The Three Weeks’ reflects our mood


Summer is here, and thoughts of vacations and of relaxation are in the air. Coupled with summertime comes the observance of a unique time on the Jewish calendar entitled “Bein Hametzarim,” otherwise known as “The Three Weeks.” At this time of the year, throughout our history, we remember and reflect upon the numerous tragedies that befell the Jewish people. We […]

Securing your communications in a post-Dobbs world


Since the US Supreme Court issued its decision overturning Roe v. Wade last month, many well-meaning supporters of women’s reproductive rights have posted messages on public social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, ostensibly to let women in states with more restrictive abortion laws know that they are willing to help them seek health care in liberal states. Given the […]

Shabbat candlelighting

Connect with us down the shore with great events all summer long


Every year, we visit our Federation friends wintering in Florida to stay connected with our donors during their time away from South Jersey. The same holds true each summer, when so many of our Federation friends are enjoying the sun and sand at the Jersey shore. This year, we are partnering with the Jewish Federation of Atlantic & Cape May […]

The Rhona Fischer Family Assistance Program is changing lives


I want to share an amazing story with you. Single mom Miranda (All names in this article have been changed to protect clients’ privacy.) and her eight-year-old daughter Kaylie have been clients of Jewish Family & Children’s Service since 2015. Kaylie has struggled with a variety of health issues for most of her life, and the family’s only source of […]

JCF Grants benefit the community for generations to come


If you read the last Money Matters column in May, I hope you were touched by the thank you notes submitted by several recipients of JCF Scholarship Awards in recent years. Local students who receive these awards can utilize the money to pursue their post-high school education, and, as a result, the impact of the awards lasts for their rest […]

These novels are ideal for leisurely summer reading


This month’s novels feature time travel, sibling entanglements, alternate history, romance, humor, and much more—there’s something for every reader. So enjoy some summer leisure with a good book! AMY: “The Latecomer” by Jean Hanff Korelitz is tops on my list of recommendations right now. The Oppenheimer triplets, conceived in vitro, grow up detesting one another, longing to leave the family […]

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