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9 things you may not know about Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, starts at sundown on Tuesday, Sept. 18. More...

Local News

Motivational speaker returns from Israel trip even more revved up

MEET LISA BIEN…

FAMILY: Parents Phyllis and Dan Soufer; sons Jacob, 24, and Ari, 14 HOMETOWN: Mount Laurel AGE: 52 FAVORITE THINGS: Winter, Temple University, football, red wine, spending time with my kids FAVORITE FOOD: Mac & cheese Every day that Lisa Bien sp More...

Adventurous week for the P.A.L.S. program

Hosted every summer since 2012, the P.A.L.S. 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

Prize funds groups looking to close Israel’s gender gap

TEL AVIV—Hundreds of women, representing dozens of organizations, sat in the auditorium in this city’s Yitzhak Rabin Center listening to speaker after speaker stand and deliver paeans to feminism. In response, the women clapped raucously. More...

Young Jews from Uganda visit Israel

A group of young Jews from Uganda completed a Birthright trip to Israel, even though Israel does not recognize them as Jewish. It is the first time that Ugandan Jews have participated in the free 10-day trip to Israel for Jews aged 18 to 32.  More...

2,000 pilgrims lose tickets

Some 2,000 people planning to travel from Israel to the Jewish pilgrimage site in Uman, Ukraine, for Rosh Hashanah were swindled out of about $1.3- million. Three people were arrested in connection with the scheme, Ynet reported. More...

Life Cycles

DINETZ-LEVINE

Engagements:

Barry and Elise Dinetz of Mt. Laurel are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Dinetz, to Ari Levine, son of Neil and Jodi Levine, of Cherry Hill. More...

GREENBAUM-ZELL

Vicki and Brian Zell of Cherry Hill are thrilled to announce the engagement of their son, Adam Matthew Zell, to Nicole Ivy Greenbaum, daughter of Sari and Roy Greenbaum of Upper Holland, PA.  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

PHILIP E. GARBER, 68, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Sept. 1. Born in Syracuse, NY in 1949, Phil graduated from Nottingham High School in 1967. He attended the School of Industrial Labor Relations at Cornell University, graduating in 1971. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 CONG. BETH EL Singles Shabbat at 8 p.m. Open to all and free of charge. Call Norma Kamis at 662-7916. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF More...

Columns

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FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

Labor Day has come and gone. A very wet summer has flown by and the High Holidays are already upon us. Here at the Jewish Federation, the High Holidays coincide with the close of our current fiscal year on September 30, 2018. More...

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FEDERATION 411

The High Holy Days are here, and it’s time to reflect on the year that’s passed and look towards the new one. More...

South Jersey Region looking forward to a great new year

BBYO BLOCK

As the summer comes to a close, and the new school year arrives, teens around the South Jersey area rejoice as the next BBYO programming year starts! On Aug. More...

 

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Israelis want American Jewish help in promoting pluralism

For years, American Jewish groups have agitated for more religious pluralism in Israel. More...

Voice at the Shore

LoBiondo honored for public service, praised for integrity, at Beth El gala

Retiring Congressman Frank LoBiondo was honored for his public service and praised for his personal integrity at the Beth El Gala on August 23. More...

Samantha Hammond, young mom with community passion, is new LIFE & LEGACY coordinator

Samantha Hammond, a young mother who is active in many Jewish organizations locally, epitomizes what the LIFE & LEGACY program is all about, said Jewish Federation Executive Director Kirk Wisemayer. More...

Stockton students return to find vibrant Jewish life on campus

Jewish life at Stockton University got off to a strong start as students came back to school earlier this month, just before Rosh Hashanah. More...

Federation

Jewish Federation helps those with special needs

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey is committed to enhancing the quality of life for those in our community with special needs. More...

Shake your groove thing at Battle of the Decades

Are you in your 20s, 30s, or 40s? Join our Young Adult Division (YAD) for the dance party of the decade at Battle of the Decades on Saturday, Sept. 22.  More...

World News

John McCain’s parting shot is a warning about the ‘alt-right’

WASHINGTON— John McCain’s farewell message was seven short paragraphs packed with the qualities that made the Arizona Republican stand out among his colleagues in the Senate: A paean to his family and to the state and country he loved, gr More...

Tufts students say ‘Colonizing Palestine’ class demonizes Israel

MEDFORD, Mass.—Pro- Israel students at Tufts University say a new course on Palestine is one-sided and demonizes Israel, and violates the university’s own policies on taking political stances. More...

Returning to the synagogue spaces these rabbis once tried to leave

NEW YORK—For 10 years, Rabbi Dan Ain has tried to take Judaism out of the synagogue. More...

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15  ADATH EMANU-EL Torah Talk and Bagels every week at 8:45 a.m. All are welcome. Call 608-1200.  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16  ADATH EMANU-EL Sisterhood Gift Shop Open House from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 608-1200.  More...

Editorial

High Holidays provide a rewarding pathway to renewal

Self-improvement is hard, requiring time set aside for soul searching as well as a desire for change to occur. The complexity of issues in our lives and facing the planet may seem overwhelming at times. More...

Teshuva: The blessing of Yom Kippur

For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not. (Ecclesiastes 7:20)  More...

Remembering the rabbis’ march to save European Jews

In an era that has seen more than 400,000 people take part in a Women’s March on Washington, it may not sound very impressive that 400 rabbis marched in the nation’s capital in 1943. More...

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