2021-10-20 E-Edition

Jewish issues during 2021 Supreme Court term—including the court itself

WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court opened a new session of cases, and an array of them affect Jewish life in the United States. But there is one issue that a range of Jewish groups are keenly interested in that is not on the docket: The Court’s credibility. A series of bruising confirmation battles in recent years and a pair of recent […]

Israel and anti-Semitism take center stage at gubernatorial forum

Last week, the Jewish Federations of New Jersey and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey (JCRC) presented a virtual gubernatorial forum at which Democratic incumbent Phil Murphy and his opponent, former Republican Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, explained their standing on critical issues facing the Jewish community. With the upcoming November 2 election now in the home stretch, the […]

Local dancer performing solo inspired by Jewish resilience


FAMILY: Parents Julie and Bruce; Brother Zach, 24 HOMETOWN: Mount Laurel HIGH SCHOOL: Lenape High School FAVORITE BALLET: “Swan Lake” FAVORITE BOOK: “The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult AGE: 27 Jen Silver always knew that she wanted to be a dancer. Immediately after watching her first dance recital at three years old, the Mount Laurel native begged her mother to sign […]

Crowd loves ‘Not Your Bubbe’s Bingo’

The JCC hosted “Not Your Bubbe’s BINGO” on October 7 with a sold-out crowd of over 200 people. Attendees enjoyed BINGO under the stars and high-energy performances by three incredible entertainers from Drag Queen Entertainment. Brooke Mailhiot, event chair (center), enjoyed a moment with committee members Melissa Singer (left) and Mandi Hartley and drag performers Victoria Cortes, Astala Vista and […]


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Shabbat candlelighting

Jodi Berman to be installed as next Voice Board president at Federation & Agency Annual Meeting

Jodi Berman, of Cherry Hill, will be installed as the next president of the Jewish Community Voice Board at the Jewish Federation & Agency Joint Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Also being installed are Vice Presidents Susan Freiberg and Jeannie Frank Teller. Current President Jan L. Apple will become the immediate past president. New to the Board will be […]

76ers superstar Allen Iverson to headline JCC’s Sports Award Dinner

The Katz JCC is pleased to announce the 11th annual Katz JCC Sports Award Dinner, presented by The Ravitz Family Foundation, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The keynote address will be delivered by Allen Iverson, former 76ers player and Hall of Famer. The evening will also include presentations of several community awards; the Steve Ravitz Lifetime Achievement Award […]

Participation in the upcoming election is vital with so many important issues


We are only a few weeks away from the upcoming election, during which time local races will be decided as well as the gubernatorial election at the top of the ticket. The November 2 vote is arriving at a time of great consequence. This has been a year of great difficulty for New Jersey and the nation: The rise of […]