Special Shabbat at Beth Tikvah to honor merger with Beth Torah

Wooed by good schools and a bounty of new inexpensive single-family homes in the burgeoning suburbs, Boyd Freedman and his family were among good company when they moved in 1958 to the South Jersey community then known as Levittown. The new developments were already teeming with other Jewish families eager to connect and create Conservative Jewish life in a borough […]

‘Salute to Israel’ one of many Arts, Books & Culture Fest highlights

An evening dedicated to saluting Israel at 70 featured two prominent authors discussing their recently released biographies of Israeli Prime Ministers Golda Meir and Shimon Peres. Francine Klagsbrun, author of “Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel,” and Michael Bar-Zohar, author of “Phoenix: Shimon Peres and the Secret History of Israel,” delighted a large crowd at the Bank of […]

New author talks about passion for Judaism, financial planning


TOWN: Cherry Hill OCCUPATION: Certified Financial Planner, President of Levy & Associates, Philadelphia FAMILY: Wife Suzanne; Sons Ben, 20, Jonathan, 17, and Lewis, 14 BASIC PHILOSOPHY: “Show You Care!” Think about it, as Victor Levy did. A kitchen table is a safe and friendly place. It’s not intimidating the way an office or a conference room might be. So when […]

Cong. Beth El presents health lectures


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Shabbat candlelighting

Generations After Shoah group to hold event on December 10

The Generations After the Shoah Group of the JCRC’s Esther Raab Holocaust Museum & Goodwin Education Center invites the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors to a special brunch aimed at empowering them to preserve and share important stories with future generations. The brunch will feature Laura Ivanov, information retrieval specialist from the United States Holocaust Museum. She will help […]

M’kor Shalom slates forum on dealing with intolerance

The Social Justice Initiative of Cong. M’kor Shalom in Cherry Hill will hold a forum on Intolerance on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., in the M’kor Shalom Social Hall, 850 Evesham Road, Cherry Hill. “Outrage Fatigue 101: Strategies for Dealing with Intolerance in 2017” will be focused on fighting against intolerance and coping with its psychological impact. It is free […]

What the political turmoil in Saudi Arabia & Lebanon means for Israel

WASHINGTON—What is MBS? Why did Lebanon’s prime minister resign—and why in Saudi Arabia? What’s Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas doing in Saudi Arabia? Where is Jared Kushner in all this? And what does it all mean for Israel? It’s been a busy time in the Middle East and, for a change, the two ground-shifting stories—they may be the same story, […]

Congressional panel considers a move

A congressional panel heard testimony on whether the United States should move its Israeli Embassy to Jerusalem. The hearing by the national security subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee was not attached to any bill. Since 1995, Congress has recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and mandated the move there. Presidents since then have exercised a national security […]