JCPA & gov’t. officials hold poverty meetings

WASHINGTON—Leaders of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs met with two Obama Cabinet members to discuss poverty. JCPA and representatives of Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger met with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to talk about potential partnerships between the Jewish community and the administration on poverty and childhood hunger. The groups […]


CHARLES H. COHEN, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, died on Sept. 4. Husband of Marian (nee Schwartz) Cohen. Father of Lori (Brian) Greenberg, Robin (Edward) Cogan and Merri (Mark) Novell. Grandfather of seven. TILLIE (nee Greenstein) EPSTEIN, of Wilmington, DE, died on Sept. 9. Wife of 65 years of Irving Epstein, a past president of the Voice and Katz JCC. Mother […]

B’nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL JACOB BAUMAN, son of Robert and Denise Bauman, on Sept. 12. JOSHUA FREYER, son of Joel and Elaine Freyer, on Sept. 12. CONG. BETH EL BENJAMIN BRESLAU, son of Leslie and David Breslau, on Sept. 5. ZOE SCHLESSEL, daughter of Karen and David Schlessel, on Sept. 7. JAMIE SIMON, daughter of Debra and Paul Simon, on Sept. 12. […]

Make the Sukkot strudel struggle a thing of the past

NEW YORK—With Sukkot approaching, I’ve become obsessed with strudel, a pastry I buy at bakeries but haven’t had the nerve to make myself. Like creating airy pie crust, strudel baking is an art that died in home kitchens sometime during the 20th century, when the pace of life quickened and convenience foods replaced family recipes. This year, I decided to […]

Israeli ambassador will keynote JNF conference

Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren will be the closing plenary speaker at the Jewish National Fund’s (JNF) National Conference in Philadelphia on Monday, Oct. 26. It will be Oren’s first time in Philadelphia since being named ambassador in May. The two-day conference will be held at the Downtown Marriott Oct. 25-26. Topics at the conference will include: “Our Relationship with Israel: […]

Harvard paper places Holocaust denial ad

WASHINGTON—The Harvard student newspaper blamed the publication of a Holocaust denial ad on a “miscommunication.” Harvard Crimson President Maxwell Child, in a letter to readers, said the paper had made a decision over the summer not to publish the ad, which appeared in the Sept. 8 edition. “Unfortunately, with three weeks of vacation between submission and publication, that decision fell […]

Court gives fine for Israeli flag

BERLIN—A German university student reportedly will appeal a fine for displaying an Israeli flag in response to an anti-Israel demonstration. The student had displayed the flag during a Jan. 17 protest of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead by some 1,600 people in the city of Bochum. According to the Bochum district court, which levied the fine of more than $400, the […]

Connect with a winner…become a Super Sunday/Super Week sponsor

Want to see your name or your company’s name in lights associated with one of the longest and most successful community-wide fundraising events? Become a sponsor for the Jewish Federation’s 30th annual Super Sunday/Super Week. This event raises more than $800,000 annually and attracts over 500 volunteers from across Southern New Jersey. It also provides the unique opportunity for area […]

Sixers’ Eddie Jordan at JCC

Community Mitzvah Project to help New Camden Cemetery

In 2008, nearly 30 volunteers, including staff members and lay leaders from the Jewish Community Foundation and the Jewish Federation, spent an afternoon painting a rusted chain link fence that surrounds New Camden Cemetery at Mt. Ephraim and Ferry Aves. in Camden. In addition to improving the look and strength of the fence, this Mitzvah Project helped kick off a […]