Kohelet Yeshiva presents Rubin Memorial Concert

Kohelet Yeshiva will present its Dr. Raphael Rubin Memorial Concert on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8:30 p.m. at the school, 223 North Highland Ave., Merion Station, PA. Rubin, a professor of pathology at Thomas Jefferson University, succumbed to cancer in 2011. “Raph,” as he was fondly known, was the parent of Kohelet students as well as an accomplished violinist who […]

A special thanks for showing ‘The Power of Our Community!’


It was an energy that you could feel in your bones. The Strength of a People. The Power of Community. It amazes me every year to see the strength and power that come from the members of our community at our Federation’s Super Sunday and Super Week. Each and every one of the hundreds of volunteers and the thousands of […]

Urgent need for supermarket cards to aid JFCS clients

The supermarket gift card inventory for Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) clients is at a critically low level. These gift cards are crucial, and are given to clients who need help providing fresh food for their families. JFCS clients rely on these gift cards to purchase fresh produce, meat and other perishable items— in addition to the non-perishable […]

Dutch hero focus of film at Katz JCC

During the darkest days of the Holocaust, there were men and women, Jews and gentiles, who took great risks in order to save their fellow human beings. While some earned international acclaim, many remain practically anonymous to the general public. One such lesser known figure was Walter Suskind, a Dutch Jew of German origin who faced a crisis of conscience […]


STEPHEN J. BELLITZ, of Cherry Hill, died on Jan. 21. Father of Samantha Bellitz and Marissa (James Blackwell) Bellitz. Son of Bernard and the late Alice Bellitz. Grandfather of one. MAYE (nee Weinstein) COOPER, 92, of Cherry Hill, died on Jan. 18. Wife of the late Philip Cooper. Mother of six, Grandmother of nine and greatgrandmother of five. Contributions can […]


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Sisterhood bingo at 6:30 p.m. Details at www.tbsonline.org/bingo. POMEGRANATE GUILD OF JUDAIC NEEDLEWORK Meeting at Cong. M’kor Shalom at 7 p.m. Sybil Bernstein, a past national president, will teach a Purim groggerfoldy stuff program. Call 489- 1749. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 ADATH EMANU-EL Scholar-In-Residence weekend begins with a Shabbat Shirah Service at 8 p.m. On […]

Thousands answer the call during a spectacular Super Sunday 2013

Secure Community Network working with NJ Office of Homeland Security

In its latest effort to advance collaborative homeland security partnerships among local Jewish communities and law enforcement agencies, the Secure Community Network (SCN), the national homeland security initiative of the Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, has teamed up with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP) to […]

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Israel’s election sends the country into a new and uncertain future


There is a clear change happening on the Israeli political landscape. It is a time of transition and a time of hope. Having been fraught with scandals, the traditional large political parties and their leaders no longer have the backing of the majority of the Israeli electorate. Labor and Likud’s combined showing in the election gave them only 46 of […]