2021-12-01 E-Edition

Former CH Police Chief Monaghan is the new regional director of security

With decades of experience working in law enforcement and with the Jewish community, William “Bud” Monaghan is ideally suited to his role as the new regional director of security. “Bud,” as he is known to everyone, began his new role in November with the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey. “As our new director of regional security, Bud will oversee […]

National survey on youth & religion raises concern about Gen-Z Jews

JT AA massive survey conducted over the past year found that even as young Americans are rejecting traditional organized religion, they are still embracing faith and spirituality, broadly defined. The pollsters behind the Springtide Research Institute, a new nonprofit dedicated to research about the “inner and outer lives” of young people, say their poll, of more than 10,000 Americans between […]

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CNN’s senior legal analyst fights for Holocaust remembrance


HOMETOWN: Cherry Hill FAMILY: Parents Murray and Leni; Wife Rachael; Children; Aaron, Leah HIGH SCHOOL: Cherry Hill East FAVORITE LEGAL FIGURE: Thurgood Marshall Raised in the South Jersey Jewish community, Elie Honig is a proud Katz JCC preschool alum and spent several summers at JCC Camps at Medford. Growing up, Honig’s family identified as “synagogue migrants.” The Cherry Hill native […]

Community donates to help families

The South Jersey community helped those in need as part of the holiday season. Among those aiding their neighbors during the recent Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Service Thanksgiving Food Drive were Owen Zalcmann (left) and Max Riviello, members of Cong. M’kor Shalom. They helped load a car filled with donations for the Betsy & Peter Fischer Food Pantry.


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JCC to host Mel Brooks at virtual author event

Join the Katz JCC for a one night only special virtual author event with Mel Brooks and his new book, “All About Me!” On Sunday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. “All About Me!” charts Brooks’s meteoric rise from a Depression-era kid in Brooklyn to the recipient of the National Medal of Arts. At 95, the legendary Mel Brooks continues to […]

Platt Memorial Chapels—three generations of service

Growing up in West Chester, PA, Bernie Platt always wanted to be a veterinarian. As a teenager, he’d work at his family’s dog food business, but they didn’t have the means to send him to college. Then when he was 22, five years after his father died, two of his mother’s friends told him that he would make a fine […]

11-year-old girl found a rare 2,000-year-old coin from time of the Jewish-Roman War in Jerusalem

An 11-year-old girl found a rare silver coin dating from approximately 67-68 CE in dirt from excavations at the City of David park in Jerusalem. Liel Krutokop was visiting the site with her family recently to sift dirt from an archeological dig when she found the coin, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority. “We poured the bucket with the dirt […]