Community Forum on Iran Deal featuring Alan Dershowitz & Peter Beinart

The Jewish Community Relations Council, an agency of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, will be hosting a special event, “The Iran Nuclear Deal Community Forum,” tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 2, beginning at 7:15 p.m. at the Jewish Community Campus, 1301 Springdale Rd., in Cherry Hill. The program, in the Katz JCC auditorium, will feature keynote remarks along with an […]

P.A.L.S. Camp provides non-verbal teens super (hero) lessons

It was the day before her first starring role in a camp show and 15-year-old Maria Sangataldo was understandably nervous. Maria, after all, had a key role in “The P.A.L.S. Superheroes and the Mystery of the Missing Gold.” She was Spiderman. Fortunately, the theme of the weeklong P.A.L.S. camp at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill was how to channel […]

Jewish values lead teen to a summer of helping others


FAMILY: Mother, Susan; Dad, Ian; Brother, Jake (20) SYNAGOGUE: Temple Beth Sholom FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Margate FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Philadelphia 76ers FAVORITE SCHOOL SUBJECT: U.S. History Many Southern New Jersey teenagers dream of spending their summers in a tropical destination. Cherry Hill High School East senior Drew Meklinsky did just that, but while helping others. Meklinsky took part in Rein […]

Bar mitzvah donates to support ACHaD


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Shabbat candlelighting

Eric Meller to receive Young Leadership Award

A leader in the roofing industry; a leader within the different departments and agencies of Jewish Federation; and a leader in the Jewish community—these are all the traits of Eric Meller, this year’s recipient of the Shellie Greenspun Young Leadership Award. Meller will receive the award at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey on […]

Katz JCC to hold its first Fall Festival Sept. 27

On Sunday, Sept. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill will host its first Fall Festival at the JCC Camps at Medford. The event is open to the entire community. Family friendly activities for all ages include rock climbing, pedal boats and kayaking on the lake, pumpkin painting, a petting zoo, mini golf, face […]

Egyptians and their leaders warm up to Jews, Israel

CAIRO—It’s been a particularly challenging summer for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. Within one week in late June and early July, his attorney general was assassinated in the upscale Cairo suburb of Heliopolis and an Islamic State affiliate launched a two-day siege in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid. But just days after the bloody Sinai battle, Sisi […]

Israeli exhibit part of new museum

The Museum of the Bible, set to open in Washington, DC, in 2017, will house a large collection from the Israel Antiquities Authority. The authority, which oversees archaeological digs in Israel, will have a 4,000 square-foot exhibit space in the museum to show pieces from its collection of two million artifacts. The exhibit will be part of a space of […]