‘Sir Charles’ to keynote JCC Sports Award Dinner

Charles Barkley, former Philadelphia 76ers player and NBA Hall of Famer, will be the keynote speaker at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill’s Sixth Annual Sports Award Dinner, presented by NFI and the Ravitz Family Foundation, on Monday, Sept. 26. “Charles Barkley is a Philadelphia sports icon and national broadcaster, and we are elated to welcome him to Cherry Hill […]

Cinnaminson standing by decision on Jewish holidays

Despite concerns from the Jewish community, the Cinnaminson Board of Education is standing by its decision to keep schools open during the High Holidays. The issue dominated the board’s Aug 30 school board meeting in which speakers expressed concerns over possible repercussions of the trustees’ decision not to close schools for the first time since it became the district practice in […]

Teen wins national award for bringing books to kids


FAMILY: Parents Lisa and Dean, sister Jordan, 12 HOMETOWN: Voorhees SYNAGOGUE: Temple Emanuel FAVORITE BOOK: “An Abundance of Katherines” by John Green FAVORITE SPORT: Soccer FAVORITE TRAVEL DESTINATION: Tangier, Morocco Alexa Grabelle first heard about the “summer slide” while browsing through the letter for parents sent home with the Voorhees schools’ summer reading packet at the end of fifth grade. […]

Proud parents see son ordained


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Federation to honor Karin Elkis with Community Service Award

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey has announced that this year’s H. Richard Dollinger Community Service Award will be presented to Karin Elkis at the Federation’s 94th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The 6:30 p.m. event will be held at the Weinberg Jewish Community Campus, 1301 Springdale Rd. in Cherry Hill. The cost of $54 includes light hors […]

Poll: Israeli Jews favor Hillary, but say Trump is better for Israel ‘policy’

JERUSALEM—Most Israeli Jews would prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump as the next president of the United States—even though more of them think Trump would be better for the “Israeli government’s policy.” According to a recent poll, 43 percent of Israeli Jews prefer Clinton as president, compared to 34 percent who want Trump, when asked to choose between the two […]

Report: Abbas worked for Soviet-era KGB

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas served as a KGB agent during the 1980s, an Israeli news station reported. Israel’s Channel 1 public television station reported that Abbas worked with the Soviet intelligence agency using the code name “Mole” while living in Damascus, the capital of Syria. Abbas was recruited to the KGB, it was suggested, while working on his doctoral […]

Israeli documentary entered for Oscar

A Tel Aviv University graduate has won a top Student Academy Award and her documentary will be automatically entered in the Academy Awards competition. Maya Sarfaty will also receive a gold medal for her film, “The Most Beautiful Woman,” it was announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Beneath the appealing title lies the story of a […]