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April disability workshop to demystify estate planning for loved ones with disabilities

What is a disability estate plan and why do you need one? Find out on Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00pm, when the JFCS Disability Services Committee will hold a free Zoom workshop to help families demystify wills, trusts, power of attorney, and healthcare directives for loved ones with disabilities. Presenter Jamie Shuster Morgan, Esq. of Fendrick Morgan works closely with clients […]

Jewish Federation of SNJ launches JFed Security, LLC


Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey (JFSNJ) announced today the establishment of its newest entity, JFed Security, LLC, a community security initiative designed to ensure the safety of local Jewish communities. JFed Security, LLC will support security needs in Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties, as well as eight additional counties in the state of New Jersey and the entire state […]

New JTS vice chancellor to bring ‘joyful spirit’ to philanthropy


HOMETOWN: Cherry Hill FAMILY: Wife Eliana; Children Ayelet, Tali & Noa SYNAGOGUE: Temple Beth Sholom FAVORITE SONG: “Murder in the City” by The Avett Brothers FAVORITE BIRD: Great Blue Heron Rabbi Joel Seltzer, the newly appointed vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), told the Voice that people often forget the Greek root of […]

Nelson Mellitz advocates for veterans

Jewish War Veterans National Commander and South Jersey resident Nelson Mellitz (Colonel, USAF, Ret.), recently testified before the House and Senate Veteran Affairs Committees. He spoke about the increasing antisemitism in the United States and the JWV concerns with improved treatment of women veterans at Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, homelessness, suicide prevention, and other issues.


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Annual Yom Hashoah Commemoration scheduled for Apr. 17 at Cong. Kol Ami

On Monday, Apr.17 at 7 p.m. at Cong. Kol Ami, the Esther Raab Holocaust Museum and Goodwin Education Center (Raab/Goodwin Holocaust Center), a department of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern NJ (JCRC), in conjunction with the Tri-county Board of Clergy and the Vaad HaRabbanim Rabbinical Council of Cherry Hill, invite you to the Annual Community Yom Hashoah Commemoration. […]

JFed Rides program for older adults reaches 100 participants—and growing

For the past several months, JFSNJ has worked diligently with Envoy America to offer the JFed Rides program, which provides transportation for older adults living in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties. To date, over 100 community members have signed up for this transportation service, and the number is growing daily. Envoy’s rides are particularly special, as the drivers, known as […]

Jewish Federation will reach out for JFund during Passover holiday

Each year, the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey (JFSNJ) raises money for its JFund Annual Campaign, and as Passover approaches, the JFSNJ team encourages donations to JFund. JFund is a pool of unrestricted donations provided by generous donors, allowing JFSNJ and its family of agencies to continue providing, and expand upon, critical programs and services for people in need […]

Adath Emanu-El president spreads love of reading in ECC

Adath Emanu-El President Diane Singer made her annual visit to their Early Childhood Center dressed as the Cat in the Hat, in honor of Read Across America Day. Declan Griffin was one of the many students who enjoyed reading along to Dr. Seuss’s book “Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?”

Connecting with donors at 26th Annual Florida Reunion

From February 27 to March 3, the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey (JFSNJ) and Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. (JCF) hosted the 26th Annual Florida Reunion. The reunion is an opportunity for the JFSNJ and JCF teams to connect with Federation donors from the South Jersey Jewish community who live in Southeastern Florida for the colder months or have moved […]

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