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Voorhees native to represent Woodcrest Country Club at Maccabiah

MEET BEN SMITH…

FAMILY: Parents Ira and Geri; sister Michelle; Fiancé Jenny Retig AGE: 29 FAVORITE PASTIME: Working out and watching Philadelphia sports FAVORITE VACATION: On beaches As a kid, Voorhees native Ben Smith’s playground was the Woodcrest Country C More...

Jersey City Mayor Fulop meets with JCRC

Leaders from the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) recently held a meeting with Mayor Steven Fulop of Jersey City. More...

TALK TO US…

‘Who’s news?’ will appear on this page of every issue of the Voice. Does anyone you know belong here? More...

Mideast

Trump supporters launch push for votes in Israel

JERUSALEM—On behalf of Donald Trump, Republicans launched a get-out-the-vote campaign geared to Americans living in Israel. The initiative, which began last week, has unprecedented funding and local strategic support. More...

Historic papers belong to Israel

Papers belonging to writer Franz Kafka will be transferred to the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled. More...

60-year-old woman gives birth to 1st

A 60-year-old woman gave birth to her first child at a central Israel hospital. The woman was rushed to the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot for an emergency Caesarean delivery, according to Israeli media reports. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

MICHAEL T. KOUSER passed away on July 29. Son of David and Cheryle Kouser. Brother of Marissa Kouser. Grandson of Margaret and the late Michael Poltash, and Marcelle and the late William Kouser. Longtime companion of Amanda Brizzi. More...

Do It!

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17 ADATH EMANU- EL Social Action School Supplies Drive all month to be donated to less fortunate children in the area. Rabbi Kleinman leads a threeweek Summertime Lifelong Learning Class at 7 p. m. More...

Editorial

Surprise, surprise—terrorists are getting Gaza aid money

Absolutely no one should be surprised that humanitarian aid workers in Gaza are not using the funds given to them in order to educate the young, heal the sick, and lift the residents of Gaza out of poverty. More...

DRY BONES… Meet the Neighbors

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Temple Sinai students create their own ‘Kid Commandments’

While learning about Shavuot and the 10 Commandments, Temple Sinai in Cinnaminson students were encouraged to write their own 10 Commandments, based on what was “important” to them. More...

Religion Column

Moses reminds us of our covenant with the Divine

Parashat Va’etchanan Deut. 3:23-7:11 More...

 

Cherry Hill resident visits Germany for ‘stolpersteine’ commemoration

Lisa Weiser had a lot of Googling to do this spring when, out of the blue, her mother received an invitation to a ceremony in Germany to witness the installation of “stolpersteine” intended to mark where members of her family had lived b More...

Voice at the Shore

“Unwitting war correspondent” describes life on Gaza border at JNF event

“Until the Gazans have something to live for, they will only have something to die for,” according to Adele Raemer, an Israeli living in Kibbutz Nirim, just two kilometers away from the Gaza border, in the Western Negev. More...

Ron Isaacs, now rabbi for Beth Judah Wildwood, will again lead Cape May beach service

Rabbi Ron Isaacs vacationed in Cape May for more than 20 years. Never, during that time, did he dream that he would one day be spiritual leader of a synagogue at the Jersey shore. More...

Cantors Assembly concert features “Jewish Pavarotti” as well as local cantors

Cantor Alberto Mizrahi, nicknamed “the Jewish Pavarotti,” will be a featured performer at the Cantors Assembly concert at Congregation Beth Israel on Sunday, August 28, at 7 p.m. More...

Federation

Devoted to Southern New Jersey’s Jews

After meeting with Jennifer Dubrow-Weiss, who at the time was working as a geriatric social worker for Samost Jewish Family & Children Services, Donald and Judy Love quickly recognized the many resources that were available to this community. More...

Incredible work being done at 1721

When most of us think about Jewish Federation, we think about the Weinberg Campus and Katz JCC, and all of the amazing programming that takes place there. More...

Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn honored at Katz JCC Pro-Am

The Katz JCC in Cherry Hill hosted its annual Pro-Am golf outing at the Woodcrest Country Club, presented by Danny Silverberg HSSG Wealth Management Group and NFI. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p. m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662- 7916. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 CONG. B ETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p. m. Open to all and free of charge. More...

Columns

In true Olympic spirit, Jewish Federation continues to go for the gold

FEDERATION 411

Our focus here at Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey is clear. We care for those in need, enhance Jewish life, and ensure the continuity of a vibrant Jewish community locally, in Israel, and around the world. More...

Missing the back-to-school frenzy that was so much a part of life

SALLY’S WORLD

I can’t believe I’m thinking this, let alone sharing it with all of you. But here it is: I actually miss the back-to-school frenzy that I was once a part of—and didn’t enjoy at all. More...

Join the JCF for a look into the American Jewish future

MONEY MATTERS

The future of America’s Jewish population is heading towards a crisis. Or so some pundits might say. But maybe there’s a silver lining. More...

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