Hazzan Pomerantz-Boro leads video project to foster Black-Jewish healing

“I’ve always, always felt strongly as a cantor that I need to use my voice in meaningful ways,” said Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro of Cong. Beth El in Voorhees and immediate past president of The Cantors Assembly, the international Conservative movement cantorial body. “It’s my job to be there when people are sad, happy, to lead in prayer, to offer comfort, […]

JCRC sponsors candidate forums

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey will present the first of three upcoming Congressional Candidate Forums on Monday, October 5 at 1:30 p.m. The election in Burlington County for NJ’s Third Congressional District features Democratic Congressman Andy Kim and Republican David Richter for the hotly-contested seat.  These candidates will have an opportunity to speak to the community […]

Going to battle for racial justice

As I rode the subway to work at the Capitol, there stood a man with black gloves and a worried look on his face. I was assigned a briefing to attend for a member of Congress, and at the hearing stood the same man with black gloves, Dr. Fauci. As I continued to attend the hearings on Capitol Hill, the […]

Building the foundation for future runners

A summer of Covid-19 was a summer like no other. People had to socially distance, avoid contact with people they don’t see on a regular basis, and couldn’t watch or play sports. Children of all ages were hit very hard because many of their spring and summer sport seasons were canceled. My teammate and friend, Oliver Adler, and I came […]

2020-09-23 E-Edition

Mourning Ruth Bader Ginsburg, first Jewish woman on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON— Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the Supreme Court, was a tireless advocate for gender equality. She is being mourned following her death at 87. A fierce jurist known for her outsized presence and outspokenness, Ginsburg died from “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” the Supreme Court announced. She had survived multiple bouts of different cancers […]

Peace deal changes the lives of 140-year-old Bahrain Jewish community

Ebrahim Dahood Nonoo, the leader of Bahrain’s tiny Jewish community, was among the Gulf country’s approximately 50 Jews who thought peace with Israel would never arrive “in our lifetimes.” “It just didn’t seem possible,” Nonoo told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency from Manama, the capital city where he lives with his wife. The signing of the agreements called the Abraham Accords […]

Young activist starts Rise Against Hate


HOMETOWN: Cherry Hill/ Washington, DC FAMILY: Mother Kelly, Father Eric, Brothers Daniel and Jeremy, Service Dog Charlie OCCUPATION: Student at American University & Activist SYNAGOGUE: Cong. Beth El PERSONAL HERO: Martin Luther King, Jr. Ben Shore has two motivations—“justice and smiles”—behind his drive for public service and the remarkable change he has brought about before he was even of age […]

School is different, but fun is the same

School looks different in many ways this year, but the fun and learning that happen every day at the Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center at the Katz JCC is in full swing! Pictured are Charlie Greenbaum (left) and Sam Melton from the Camel Class, celebrating the first Shabbat of the school year with their classmates.


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