Wellness Expo set for Sept. 17

healthcare organizations will provide free health screenings and education materials at Komfort & Kare’s Fifth Annual Health & Wellness Expo on Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Last year, 2,400 seniors, disabled individuals, their children and caregivers attended the event at the Cherry Hill Crowne Plaza Hotel on Route 70 (2349 West Marlton Pike)—the same location for this […]

Livni raps Israel’s probe cooperation

Israel’s opposition leader criticized the Netanyahu government for agreeing to cooperate with a United Nations probe of the Turkish flotilla incident. Tzipi Livni of the Kadima Party said Israel’s participation in the international inquiry would expose the Israel Defense Forces and its soldiers. “On the day of the flotilla, even before the international condemnations, I publicly called on the defense […]

Israel No. 8 in happiness


Israel was tied for eighth among the happiest countries in the world, according to a new survey. In a Gallup World Poll of 155 nations, the Jewish state tied with Canada, Switzerland and Australia. Forbes, which posted the list, said the richest countries were by and large the happiest. Scandinavian countries dominated—Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands took the […]

Peres denies slur on British


Israeli President Shimon Peres has denied calling the British antisemites. In a statement issued by his spokesman, Peres backtracked on quotes attributed to him in an interview with the Jewish news website Tablet. “President Peres never accused the British people of antisemitism,” the statement said, according to the Telegraph of London. “The president does not believe that British governments are […]

Sinai members ‘behind bars’

Cancer research focus of event

The Jake Wetchler Foundation and Platinum Hair Salon in Cherry Hill have partnered for “Do Good and Look Great,” a benefit to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. On Friday, Aug. 13, Platinum will make a donation when women get their nails done, a facial, or a new make-up style, or when men get a haircut or chair massage. T-shirts […]

Swim Academy comes to JCC

The Katz JCC in Cherry Hill will be launching the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy this fall. Started in 2005 by four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Lenny Krayzelburg, the core purpose of this swim program is to teach and inspire children to be water safe. This program is open to all members of the community. The Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy offers a […]

Local missiongoers wowed as they experience Israel up close

Eric Meller says that being Jewish always gives him a good feeling. Involvement in the Jewish Federation and the Katz JCC adds to that feeling. But the very best feeling, according to Meller, is being in Israel. “I was energized before the trip, but being in Israel made me more motivated to do what I can, particularly to preserve Jewish […]

Crowd enjoys JCC MusicFest

Women of the Wall launches campaign

Women of the Wall has launched a global campaign to support their right to pray with Torah scrolls at the Western Wall. The Jerusalem-based group wants 10,000 Jewish women around the world to send photos of themselves holding Torah scrolls to key Israeli leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky. The campaign is to show […]