KBA students join national movement to learn computer science

Earlier this month, Kellman Brown Academy fifthgrader Ethan Farber used his iPad in an entirely different way at school. Using very basic computer language, he wrote his first script telling the tablet what to do. And like that, he was hooked. Instead of just playing computer games, his thoughts have turned to creating them. “I liked it because it was […]

Ronald Dubrow mourned; was Beth El president, community leader

Ronald Dubrow, a leader who devoted his time and energy to serving both the Jewish and general communities, was mourned following his sudden passing on Dec. 9. Over 800 people attended his funeral at Cong. Beth El in Voorhees. A graduate of Philadelphia University, he was a CPA and partner with Dubrow and Kelman in Cherry Hill, and later the […]

Young lawyer’s desire to give back shapes her career and life


AGE:28 HOMETOWN:Voorhees FAMILY:Parents Blair and RheaBrekke; brother Max SYNAGOGUE:TEMPLE EMANUEL FAVORITE JUDGE:The late Barry MWeinberg (Zeyde) FAVORITE MOVIE:“A Few Good Men” FAVORITE TV SHOW:“House of Cards” Rachael Brekke spent summers as an adolescent learning about law from one of South Jersey’s most prominent judges, the late Barry M. Weinberg, her zeyde. “He let me be his sidekick,” explained Brekke, 28, […]

40 years of gift-wrapping for Hadassah


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Shabbat candlelighting

American Muslim Zuhdi Jasser discusses fight against radical Islam

M. Zuhdi Jasser is an American Muslim who believes that “we have to fix our own house.” The founder and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), Jasser spoke in the boardroom of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey in an event sponsored by StandWithUs Philadelphia, an Israel advocacy organization, in cooperation with the Jewish Community Relations […]

Gloucester County celebrates

How will U.S. Jews react to a Herzog win?

WASHINGTON—Come early next year, there might be yet another world capital that opposes Israeli settlement expansion and sees Benjamin Netanyahu as principally responsible for Israel’s isolation: Jerusalem. Isaac Herzog, the Labor Party leader, is faring well in the polls since Netanyahu called for new elections earlier this month and the Knesset dissolved itself. The prospect of a left-leaning government means […]

Record-breaking French immigration

Jewish immigration from France to Israel reached a record of 6,655 newcomers in the first 11 months of 2014. The figure, which appears in a Jewish Agency document compiled this month, virtually guarantees that France will be this year’s top source for aliyah, or immigration by Jews and their relatives to Israel. The previous record was set in 2013 with […]