Chabad breaks ground on building that will double structure’s size

When Chabad Lubavitch of Camden & Burlington Counties moved into its current location at 1925 Kresson Road in Cherry Hill in 2002, approximately 50 people would come weekly for Shabbat services. Today, 200 people come every week. In addition, the Hebrew school has 80 children enrolled and 50 people often come for adult education classes. Chabad celebrated its present success […]

More synagogues are saying goodbye to mandatory dues

NEW YORK— “Voluntary dues” may sound like an oxymoron, but the idea may soon be coming to a synagogue near you. According to a new study by the UJA-Federation of New York, the number of non-Orthodox synagogues nationwide that have eliminated fixed annual dues has more than doubled in the past two years. Instead of charging a set membership fee, […]

Teacher’s passion for Holocaust education inspires student art


FAMILY: Husband Pete; sons, Daniel, 31, and Matthew, 30 HOMETOWN: Mount Laurel SYNAGOGUE: Cong. M’kor Shalom FAVORITE HOLOCAUST RELATED MOVIE: “Defiance” CURRENT AUDIO BOOK: “D-Day” by Stephen Ambrose Visibly inspired by the mixed media projects her eighth-grade students have created, Rosa Middle School teacher Lillian Halden gives a visitor back stories for each of the Holocaust-related works. Among the most […]

Local student donates books to hospital


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Joel Schwartz to be installed at June 26 Voice Annual Mtg.

Joel Schwartz will be installed as the next president of the Jewish Community Voice at the Federation agency’s 28th Annual Meeting on Monday, June 26. The event will be held in the Katz JCC Social Hall, 1301 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill. In addition to Schwartz, the program will feature the installation of other officers and Board members as well as […]

Israel’s demographic future: Crowded and religious

TEL AVIV—Israel’s projected future looks a lot like a visit to the Jerusalem central bus station: Crowded and very religious. According to a government report, the Jewish state’s population will double in about 40 years. Some 29 percent—or 5.25 million of its projected 18 million residents— will be haredi Orthodox Jews. That’s more than triple the current nine percent. “Israel […]

First female haredi pilot flies Netanyahu

El Al’s first female haredi Orthodox pilot flew Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a summit in Greece. Nechama Spiegel Novak, a mother of four who has been flying for the national carrier since earlier this year, left Ben Gurion International Airport guiding a chartered Boeing 737 to Thessaloniki, where Netanyahu participated in a trilateral summit with Greece and Cyprus. […]

Jordan decides film can play in nation’s theaters

Jordan decided not to ban the film “Wonder Woman” from the country’s movie theaters. “The film was allowed to screen in Jordanian cinemas due to a lack of legal precedent to do otherwise, as outlined by Regulation No. 63 of 2004, on the Clearance and Control of Audiovisual Works,” Mohammed Qtaishat, director general of the Communications Commission, told Al Bawaba, […]