AIPAC calls for rejection, J Street campaign backing pact


WASHINGTON— Cancel your summer vacations. That was the order AIPAC’s executive director, Howard Kohr, gave his employees in a staff meeting convened at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee after the United States announced the Iran nuclear deal. With the influential pro- Israel lobby group pushing for Congress to reject the deal negotiated by the Obama administration, it’s all hands […]

A reunion that was 70 years in the making for local woman

Susan Pisker Graham sat at a white-clad table at Longwood Gardens’ elegant 1906 restaurant, bracketed by a Nath sister on either side: Marjorie Nath Ettlinger on her right, Laurie Nath Reinstein on her left. The chatter was non-stop, grins arriving in equal measure with happy tears. The three women had much catching up to do—seven decades’ worth, to be exact. […]

JCRCs, local lawmakers, skeptical about Iran deal

Mirroring concerns and actions of Jews worldwide, South Jersey Israel advocates are mobilizing to educate both lawmakers and the public about the perceived shortfalls of the Iran nuclear deal. “It appears as if there was more an urgency to get the deal done—and then worry about the implementation later—than to iron out that actual implementation first,” said David Snyder, executive […]

Cherry Hill teen comfortable discussing bouts with mental illness


AGE: 18 FAMILY: Parents Ron and Rina, brother Lance, 26 SYNAGOGUE: Temple Emanuel FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Matzah ball soup FAVORITE COLOR: Purple FAVORITE ANIMAL: Tiger Eighteen-year-old Vikki Kalbacher never intended to become a poster girl for Temple Emanuel’s campaign to combat the stigma of mental illness. Yet nearly a year after opening up about her battles with depression, she realizes […]


THURSDAY, JULY 23 CONG. BETH TIKVAH Bingo every week at 7:15 p.m. Call 983-8090. FRIDAY, JULY 24 CONG. BETH EL Women’s Maccabi Soccer delegation send-off to Berlin at 6 p.m. during services. Contact www.bethelsnj.org. SATURDAY, JULY 25 ADATH EMANU-EL Torah Talk and Bagels every Saturday at 8:45 a.m. All are welcome. Call 608-1200. CONG. M’KOR SHALOM Summer Torah Study every […]

Going Solo

THURSDAY, JULY 23 SJ JEWISH SINGLES Meeting at Temple Emanuel at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $3 for nonmembers. Call Judy at 609-953- 8649. SUNDAY, JULY 26 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA Trip to the Phila. Museum of Art to see the “Discovering the Impressionists” exhibit. Cost is $25. Meet outside the main entrance at 12 noon. Call Gale at 215-331-8194. […]

Leon Levy helps JFCS fight hunger


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Shabbat candlelighting

Arts, Books & Culture summer hosts Silva & Scottoline/Serritella