2019-05-22 E-Edition

Sons of Israel donates Torahs to Israel Defense Forces at event

The visit of Israeli Brigadier General Bentzi Gruber was cause for celebration at Cong. Sons of Israel on May 15. The general’s visit to South Jersey was the sixth and final installment of a pilot project from Ohr Torah Stone’s Amiel BeKehilah, an initiative under Israel’s Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, which brought chefs, artists, musicians, rabbis, and other notable figures […]

Is Iran the new Iraq? Here are the similarities—and a big difference

WASHINGTON— An American administration is issuing dire warnings about a Persian Gulf nation, there’s talk of war and questions about the quality of intelligence. And those who back confronting Iran and those who don’t are citing Israel as a factor. If the Iran war talk sounds familiar, it might be because there are elements that resemble the lead-up to the […]

Ed Benkin broadcasts passion for sports and Judaism on KYW


HOMETOWN: Burlington Township (by way of Marlton) OCCUPATION: Sports Broadcaster FAMILY: Daughters Lauren, 14; Jessica, 11 SYNAGOGUE: Temple Emanuel HOBBIES: A lot of reading, walking the dog As a young man, KYW sportscaster Ed Benkin dreamed of becoming a marine biologist. “Then my brother took me deep-sea fishing,” he said, “and I got seasick on the boat. I figured I […]

JCC kids celebrate Israel Independence Day

“Am Yisrael Chai!” Students in the Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center at the Katz JCC celebrated Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, with a parade throughout the building. The children waved flags and dressed in blue and white. Enjoying the parade were kindergarten students in the Lion Class (from left), Sidney Grossman, Harrison Greenberg, Thiago Anderson, and Jack Tierney.


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Shabbat candlelighting

Laura and Jeffrey Gottlieb to receive Roger Davis Award

The Katz JCC will host its annual Pro-Am Golf Tournament on Monday, Aug. 5 at Galloway National Golf Club in Galloway, NJ. Players will enjoy a day of golf alongside a professional golfer from the tri-state area on Galloway’s picturesque course overlooking Reeds Bay and the Atlantic City skyline. This year’s Roger Davis Memorial Community Service Award will be presented […]

For the record:

An article on the Community Yom Hashoah Service at Temple Emanuel that ran in the May 8 issue contained several errors. It listed six community survivors, including Charlotte Weiss and Nelly Toll, as participants in a candle lighting ceremony. Sadly, Charlotte Weiss had passed away earlier in the week, and her cousins Brian and Vicki Zell lit a candle in […]

Israel approves major expansion

Travelers will have dozens of additional check-in counters and more parking under an $840-million expansion plan for Ben Gurion Airport in Israel. The country’s Transportation Ministry approved the plan for the international arrivals and departures terminal to feature an additional 90 check-in counters, four more luggage conveyor belts, an expanded duty-free area, a larger border control and more parking facilities, […]