2019-08-14 E-Edition

JFCS to celebrate 75 years of giving help and hope Sept. 24

Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) will host its 75th Annual Meeting and Recognition of Board, Staff, and Volunteers on Tuesday, Sept. 24. On this special evening, the agency will shine the spotlight on the talented staff members, lay leaders, and volunteers who enable JFCS to offer help and hope to individuals and families across Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester […]

How the secular Ayelet Shaked came to dominate the religious camp

JERUSALEM— Late last month, as Israel prepared for yet another round of elections, Ayelet Shaked ascended to the leadership of the United Right, a joint list comprising the primary factions representing the nation’s religious Zionist community. While women have led Israeli political parties, none has ever risen to the pinnacle of political power in a bloc representing the traditionally patriarchal […]

Beloved staff member of Cong. Beth El converts to Judaism


AGE: 39 FAMILY: Daughter Aaliyah, 11, and son Zion, 7 HOMETOWN: Delran OCCUPATION: Maintenance Worker FAVORITE JEWISH FOODS: Matzah ball soup with noodles, gefilte fish FAVORITE HOLIDAY: Passover (but not the cleaning) For the past 10 years, Marlon Mcelveen has been a beloved fixture at Cong. Beth El, Voorhees, as a member of the maintenance staff. “He’s part of our […]

Susan & Evan Krisch dedicate MDA ambulance

Over 100 family and friends joined Susan and Evan Krisch, as they fulfilled their dream of sponsoring a new Magen David Adom ambulance in memory of three of their relatives. The ceremony took place at the Chabad Center in Cherry Hill. The ceremony was the last stop before the ambulance goes into service in Kfar Chabad, a community in Central […]


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Shabbat candlelighting

Team South Jersey makes an impact at Atlanta Maccabi Games

Team South Jersey athletes posed for a quick group photo on their way to the JCC Maccabi Games in Atlanta, Georgia.

Chess prodigy skips matches on Jewish holidays

A 14-year-old chess prodigy from Israel turned down free trips to India and Slovakia to compete in chess championships there because they are scheduled to take place on Jewish days of rest and mourning. Yair Hoffmann attends the Tzviah yeshiva, or religious high school, in Petah Tikva near Tel Aviv. He declined the invitation to play at this month’s European […]

Gal Gadot to play Jewish actress, inventor in series


It’s official: Gal Gadot will portray Jewish actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr in a Showtime limited series. The cable network made the announcement. Gadot had been rumored as the leading candidate for the role for about a year. The Israeli actress and her husband, Yaron Varsano, will also serve as executive producers of the still-untitled series alongside a team including […]