Things you need to know about the Gaza-Israel conflict

Israel and Hamas are fighting their third major conflict in six years, and while some things have stayed the same, the battle lines have also shifted in a few notable ways. Here are some things you need to know about the current conflagration:  Iron Dome has been a game changer: The U.S.-funded Israeli antimissile system was operational during the […]

Temple Emanuel Birthright group experiences Israel during wartime

They nicknamed themselves “Bird Strike,” and from the very start, their 10-day Taglit-Birthright trip to Israel was intense and unexpected. Even before the world learned the terrible fate of three boys reported missing from the West Bank, Kesher Israel Experience’s Bus 462—a group that included 15 Temple Emanuel congregants—had experienced a 36-hour delay after a bird hit their plane’s engine […]

Wildwood Jewish community embracing history and change

On a Saturday morning in early summer, just a block and a half from the Wildwood Boardwalk, a small group prays inside a quaint, historic temple—the only synagogue in Cape May County. Shabbat services at Beth Judah Temple, a conservative temple that will be celebrating its 100-year anniversary this fall, are intimate and friendly; all present are invited and encouraged […]

Bar mitzvah project helps wounded warriors journey to Israel


HOMETOWN:Cherry Hill SYNAGOGUE:Cong. Beth El FAMILY:Parents Marty andMarla; brother Lyle, 10;dog, Max FAVORITE STRATEGYGAME:War Hammer 4000 FAVORITE FOOD:Tacos Inspired by a Veteran’s Day presentation at his synagogue last year, Cherry Hill teen Seth Rosenthal not only found a meaningful bar mitzvah project, but a calling to continue helping wounded American soldiers heal in the land of Israel. The Beck Middle […]


DOROTHY “DOT” COHEN was a strong and happy woman who followed the beat of her own drum. She led a life well lived. She died at the age of 97 in her home in the state of Washington of age-related causes. Dorothy was born and raised in Philadelphia, the eldest of six children. She graduated from Simon Gratz High School […]

Mt. Laurel resident honored by Technion


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Shabbat candlelighting

Olympic-style Opening Ceremonies to kick off Maccabi Games Aug. 10

Opening Ceremonies for the JCC Maccabi Games 2014 hosted by the Katz JCC, Cherry Hill, are set for Sunday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Sun Bank Center in Trenton. The Olympic-style event will mark the beginning of four days of sporting competitions for 1,200 athletes from around the country and abroad. During the JCC Maccabi Games, in addition […]

GHMEC honors survivors, volunteers at Appreciation Night