Beth El’s Alisa Pomerantz-Boro

Milestone events set for 2 area cantors:

When Cong. Beth El Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz Boro is installed as president of the Conservative movement’s International Cantors Assembly on May 24, the event will bring together so many of the aspects of her life that Hazzan Pomerantz- Boro holds dear. She will be installed in conjunction with the 7 p.m. “Every Voice Gala Concert” at Beth El in Voorhees […]

M’kor Shalom’s Anita Hochman

Anita Hochman was just starting to teach herself guitar when the future cantor discovered music that rocked her world. Pioneering singer/songwriter Janis Ian, the daughter of a New Jersey chicken farmer turned music teacher, was all over Philadelphia radio airwaves in the mid-1970s with her anthem “At Seventeen.” “It was her albums I listened to over and over again,” said […]

Israel part of planned Trump trip

Marlton lawyer becomes Burlington County’s top crime fighter


FAMILY: Wife Kim; boys Alex, 11, Ethan, 9, and Dylan, 6 SYNAGOGUE: Cong. M’kor Shalom FAVORITE PRESIDENT: Ronald Reagan FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: New York Yankees FAVORITE JEWISH FOOD: Bagels and Lox BEACH READING: Books on presidents, politics and U.S. history Since childhood, Scott Coffina has been drawn to law and politics. At nine, he warned his parents it would be […]

JCRC hosts candidate Phil Murphy


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Shabbat candlelighting

May 23 JCRC Annual Meeting to feature JCPA’s David Bernstein

The Jewish Community Relations Council, the voice of the Jewish Federation on issues of public policy, social advocacy, and community outreach, will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. The meeting will feature keynote remarks by David Bernstein, president and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, and the installation of Marcia Baruch as the […]

Volunteers sought to honor veterans

It is an honor and collective responsibility of the community to facilitate the flagging of the graves of veterans. Volunteers are needed to show the community’s commitment to the memory of veterans and their service. The community is invited to attend a special volunteer opportunity, which is a partnership of JFCS, American Legion Post 372, Jewish War Veterans Post 126, […]

Analysis: Why Bernie Sanders defending Israel on Al Jazeera is so important for the future

WASHINGTON—In an appearance on Al Jazeera, Bernie Sanders defended Israel’s right to exist, rejected BDS as a tactic and assailed the United Nations for singling out the country for condemnation. The Vermont senator’s interview on the Qatar-based network, known for its often hypercritical coverage of Israel, was consistent with a style that Americans came to know last year during his […]