2022-01-26 E-Edition

South Jersey pays it forward on Community Mitzvah Day

To ring in this year’s annual Community Mitzvah Day, the South Jersey Jewish community stepped up to host virtual or cautious in-person projects due to the surge of Covid. In honor of Tu B’Shevat and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the events served as remembrance of the civil rights leader and the importance of sustaining a healthy environment. Over a […]

Top US security officials to US Jews: Colleyville was a ‘terrorist attack’

WASHINGTON— Top United States security officials told Jewish Americans on a pre-Shabbat call that the attack in Colleyville, Texas, was a “terrorist attack on the Jewish community” and that authorities are continuing to investigate how the British Islamist who held a rabbi and three congregants hostage got into the country. The webinar, organized by the White House, drew at least […]

Honored animal activist looking to protect NJ’s dogs


FAMILY: Wife Elaine; Children Steve, Sara, Dave HOMETOWN: Cherry Hill FAVORITE DOG BREED: Rescued Pit Bull FAVORITE ANIMAL MOVIE: “A Dog’s Purpose” Alan Braslow is not your average animal lover. To accommodate his four cats, four dogs and six foster puppies, the Cherry Hill native turned one of his bedrooms into a customized foster room adjoining an AstroTurf dog run […]

Don’t miss out on upcoming pickleball play

A crowd of happy pickleball players at the Katz JCC joined together for a quick photo before a morning of play. Don’t miss out on upcoming beginner and intermediate classes or open play. Learn more at katzjcc.org/adult-sports-leagues.


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Federation and JCRC welcome new NJ Senator Edward Durr

The Jewish Community Relations Council and Jewish Federation leadership recently met with newly elected New Jersey Senator Edward Durr, Jr. (R-3). They discussed the resources of the Federation system. Senator Durr shared his strong passion to support the special needs and Veterans populations. He also had the opportunity to hear about the work Federation and the JCRC do in the […]

‘Quite simply a mensch’: Meet Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker

Over the course of a harrowing 12 hours, the entire world found out just what the Jews of Colleyville, Texas, think of their hometown rabbi. “Our rabbi is a wonderful human being,” Ellen Smith, who grew up at Congregation Beth Israel, said about Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker during an online vigil while he was being held hostage inside the synagogue building. […]

Texas synagogue gunman spoke twice to NYC Rabbi Angela Buchdahl

Among the details that trickled out of Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas while the rabbi and three congregants were being held hostage was the fact that a New York rabbi had been conscripted into negotiations. That rabbi was Angela Buchdahl, senior rabbi at Central Synagogue and a leading figure in Reform Judaism. Buchdahl confirmed her involvement to the Jewish […]