2023-05-31

2023-05-31 E-Edition

JFSNJ’s PJ Library program partners with That Little Extra Design to bring crafts to children



The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey (JFSNJ)’s PJ Library program is teaming up with Courtney Cohen, local business owner of That Little Extra Design, to bring fun and engaging Jewish crafts kits to children ages 2-10. PJ Library is a program that sends high-quality, age-appropriate Jewish books to families as a gift each month to help them connect with […]

Proclamation honors JAHM, Israel 75

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Southern New Jersey welcomed state and local officials as they presented proclamations in support of the Jewish community while recognizing Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) and Israel’s milestone 75th anniversary. “I can’t imagine American culture in history without the massive contributions of the Jewish people,” said Assemblyman Paul D. Moriarty (NJ District 4). […]

Local teacher roller-skates for love on Netflix

MEET RYAN GREEN…

HOMETOWN: Cherry Hill FAMILY: Parents James and Sindy; brother Matthew SYNAGOGUE: Cong. Beth Tikvah FUN FACT: Recently went skydiving Last March, after not finding success on dating apps, Cherry Hill teacher Ryan Green flew to Kansas City, Missouri, where he was set up on no ordinary blind date. Captured on episode seven on the new Netflix show, “Jewish Matchmaking,” Green […]

South Jersey Men’s Club tours Pinelands

The South Jersey Men’s Club (SJMC) recently took a trip to the Pinelands. Participants went on a tour of Harrisville history site along the Wading River in the Wharton State Forest. Enjoying the trip were Dick Knopf, Rob Levine, Stan Shumas, Ray Pollak, and Izrail Levin.

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Shabbat candlelighting

JCRC celebrates May as Jewish American Heritage Month

The month of May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM). Since 2006, following the passage of resolutions in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, America celebrates the contributions and experiences of Jewish Americans and highlights how America’s Jewish communities have shaped and been shaped by the cultural, social, and economic fabric of the United States. The JCRC of Southern […]

Upcoming dramatic film will chronicle Israel’s Six-Day War victory



A high-profile movie project depicting Israel’s victory in the 1967 Six-Day War could star “Jane the Virgin” actress Yael Grobglas. Oded Raz—known for directing the Israeli box office hit “Maktub,” which now streams on Netflix—will direct “Jerusalem 67,” Variety reported. Grobglas—a French-Israeli actress who starred in last year’s holiday rom-com “Hanukkah on Rye”—is in “advanced negotiations,” according to Variety, to […]

Russia extends pretrial detention of journalist Evan Gershkovich until August



A Russian court extended the pretrial detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich until at least Aug. 30. Gershkovich, 31, the American son of Jewish refugees from the Soviet Union, was arrested on an allegation of espionage on March 29 during a reporting trip to the city of Yekaterinburg— claims that he, the United States government and the Wall […]