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Community comes together to raise $559,770 on Super Sunday

Our community rallied together to raise $559,770 during Super Sunday on January 27! This goes a long way in meeting the goal of $1-million for Super Sunday/Week 2019. More...

Local News

Finding the beautiful harmony between music and family

MEET RANAAN & EMILY MEYER…

TOWN: Cherry Hill FAMILY: Sons Roderick, 4, and Erwin, 1 FAVORITE BAND: Ranaan—Bon Iver; Emily—The Beatles FAVORITE ALBUM: Ranaan—Bon Iver’s self-titled album; Emily— Magical Mystery Tour FAVORITE THING TO DO IN SOUTH JE More...

Marcy Lahav receives congressional recognition

Marcy Weiner Lahav (center), director of the JCC’s Adult, Cultural and Judaic Department, recently received a surprise at the annual Lunch & Song event. 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...

Federation

Federation and agency leadership kick off Super Sunday at special event

The leadership of the Jewish Federation and its family of agencies kicked off Super Sunday and Super Week with a special event and phon-a-thon the week before January 27’s Super Sunday. More...

Activities to focus on special needs inclusion

February is Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month (JDAIM). The Jewish Federation family is coming together to support those with special needs, and to celebrate inclusion! More...

Seminar on grandparenting special needs children

Aleph Home Care and the Jewish Abilities Alliance (JAA) will team up on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 1-3 p.m. at the Katz JCC for a special seminar on being a grandparent to a child with special needs. Led by guest speaker Dr.  More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

RICA GINDIN, of Cherry Hill, passed away on Jan. 19. Wife of the late Hillel Gindin. Mother of Joshua (Meryl) Gindin, and Miriam (the late Martin) Holzman. More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30 ADATH EMANU-EL Teens will be available to teach Seniors about technology every week at 7 p.m. Call 608-1200. THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF  PHILA. Dinner and planning meeting at 6:45 p.m. at Longhorn Steakhouse on Roosevelt Blvd. in the Northeast. Non-members are welcome. RSVP to Jon at 787-0325.  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15  More...

Editorial

We have an opportunity to help those suffering from hunger

Last week, Community Mitzvah Days were a focus of the South Jersey Jewish community. The event, whose theme was giving back to the community, was perfectly timed to coincide with the weekend during which we honor the memory of Dr. More...

Columns

Drawing inspiration from so many strong, philanthropic women

FEDERATION 411

Empowered women empower women. That was the theme of the 2019 International Lion of Judah Conference held in Florida earlier this month. More...

125 teens honor Dr. King at MLK Day of Service/Community Mitzvah Day

BBYO BLOCK

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. devoted his life to spreading kindness and advocating for equality for all through peaceful acts of protest. More...

Discovering that there is life after high school after all

SALLY’S WORLD

My sister’s been to her high school reunion. Such a simple statement…such a loaded experience. Ruthie is joined to me at the soul, so I know what swaths of memories this event meant for her. More...

 

Experts on effects of sexual assault featured at second #MeToo program

On the evening of January 14, a crowd of over 100 people (including a number of teens) braved the cold to take part in a community event focused on the #MeToo movement, which strives to bring awareness, education, empowerment, and change to the norma More...

Colleagues react to Ilhan Omar’s embrace of BDS movement

WASHINGTON— The top two Jewish members of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee revile BDS, the boycott Israel movement. Its newest member, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has embraced the movement. More...

Voice at the Shore

Jewish “homeland security” expert advises local leaders on enhancing security

The horrific shooting of eleven worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh was a painful wake-up call to Jewish organizations nationwide, said Doron Horowitz of Secure Community Network (SCN), an affiliate of Jewish Federations of North More...

Local women find inspiration at Lion of Judah Conference for women’s philanthropy in Florida

Fourteen hundred women from 87 Jewish Federations worldwide raised nearly $36 million for Jewish women’s philanthropy at the 2019 International Lion of Judah Conference, which took place January 13-16 in Hollywood, FL, said Sheila Friedman, who More...

Shabbat Candlelighting Times for the Shore:

Friday, February 1 – 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 8 – 5:09 p.m.   More...

Mideast

New airport inaugurated in southern Israel

The Ramon International Airport in southern Israel was officially inaugurated. The airport is named for Ilan and Asaf Ramon. The first flights, domestic and charter only, will begin arriving at the airport early next month. More...

Israel swears in its military’s first vegetarian chief

Israel’s new military chief of staff is a vegetarian former paratrooper who holds master’s degrees from Harvard and Johns Hopkins.  Lt.-Gen. More...

Israel, Brazilian Jews mobilize to aid dam collapse victims

Israel has sent a rescue team and equipment to Brazil to help in the search for hundreds feared dead following the collapse of a dam at a mine in the southeast of the country.  Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro, who is an ardently pro- More...

Life Cycles

B’nai Mitzvah:

Cong. Beth El JAMES HARRIS III, son of Nicole and Mike Weisman, on Jan. 12.   More...

Engagements:

Jan and Bruce Apple of Cherry Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Isabel Apple, to Eric Joseph Oppenheimer, son of Barbara and Stuart Oppenheimer of Irvington, New York.  More...

Engagements:

Rabbi Nathan Weiner and Mr. Samuel Warren are thrilled to announce their engagement. The couple resides in Merchantville. Samuel is the son of Beth Warren (Scott Becker) and Dr. Ronald Warren (Irene Warren). More...

Letters

Taking issue with JTA’s ‘Top 10’ list

Everyone loves “Top 10” lists. But there was little to love about the JTA’s “Top 10 Jewish Stories of 2018” (Voice, Jan. 2 cover story).  More...

Religion Column

Thinking globally and acting locally is fundamental to Torah

Parashat MishpatimEx. 21:1-24:18 More...

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