Visiting scribe restores Adath Emanu-El’s centuries-old Torah

With a Torah unrolled before him, visiting Rabbi Moshe Druin explained to curious Adath Emanu-El preschoolers what he was doing with the clearly damaged scroll and a quill pen made of a turkey feather. “I’m a Torah doctor,” the rabbi explained. “I’m the person that comes in to make the Torah feel good again.” In the course of a week, […]


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5 THE CHABAD CENTER Six-week course entitled “To Be a Jew in the Free World” begins at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $80 and includes a course book. RSVP to 874-1500, ext. 302. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6 AL’S CHORAL Concert at the Katz JCC from 7-8 p.m. Tickets cost $10. Call 244-1257. CONG. BETH EL Leila Kotler Joffe hosts a […]

Social action at Emanuel

Kid Stuff

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7 ADATH EMANU-EL Family Shabbat at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Call 608-1200. CONG. B’NAI TIKVAH-BETH ISRAEL Tot Shabbat dinner and service begins at 5:45 p.m. for children ages 2-7. Call Randi at 582-8181. TEMPLE EMANUEL Tot Shabbat First Friday Dinner and Fun at 6 p.m. Cost is $5 per person and includes pizza and crafts. Kids under […]

Voice Camp Guide 2014

CAMP GAN ISRAEL 1925 Kresson Rd.Cherry Hill, NJ 08003856-874-1500www.GanIsraelSNJ.orgInfo@GanIsraelSNJ.orgRabbi Yitzchok Kahan, Director Camp Gan Israel is part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish Day Camps in the world. Gan Israel enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter of innovative ideas and creative programming in the Jewish camping experience. In addition to the wide range of exciting activities […]

A visit to Jerusalem prompts nostalgia and reflection

In January my wife and I were fortunate to visit our homeland Israel. Thank G-d it was a wonderful trip despite the unexpected Super-snowstorm. Although Debi and I have lived in Israel, visited Israel, toured in Israel…this time was truly unique and special. This past August our oldest son, Nesanel traveled to Israel in order to study at Yeshivah in […]

Jen’s Law signed by Governor Christie

Legislation to exempt sales tax for certain cosmetic services that are performed in conjunction with reconstructive breast surgery has been signed into law by Governor Christie. Called ‘Jen’s Law,’ the bill was inspired by Jewish Federation CEO Jennifer Dubrow Weiss, who underwent a double mastectomy as a preventative measure. “Women who make the decision to undergo a mastectomy are already […]

Sephardic life in Ottoman Empire explored

The next installment of the Katz JCC’s popular “Higher Ejewcation” series will take participants on a journey of Sephardic survival and renewal. On Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m., renowned scholar of Sephardic history Dr. Matt Goldish will present “Popular Culture and Daily Life among the Sephardic Jews of the Ottoman Empire.” Free and open to the public, the program […]

JCF to host 17th Annual Florida Reunion

Every winter, the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. invites Florida “snowbirds” and “snowflakes” from Southern New Jersey to take part in a reunion event in Southeastern Florida. This year, the JCF’s 17th Annual Florida Reunion will be held on Monday, March 10th and attendees will be in for a relaxing, enjoyable day. Attendees will meet at 10 a.m. at the Delray […]

Hundreds of volunteers make Super Sunday 2014 a spectacular success