Jewish Life

  • The Impact of our ShinShinim

    The ShinShinim program is a gap year opportunity for Israeli high school graduates to bring Israel education to Jewish communities around the world. Our community was lucky to have two ShinShinim this past year. Hear about their experience and impact.

  • That Little Extra Design x PJ Library Holiday Celebration Kits

    Each kit contains high-quality products to create three arts and crafts projects representing the major Jewish holidays in the fall: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot.

    Proceeds support the PJ Library program in Southern New Jersey, bringing complimentary Jewish books to more children in nee...

  • Jared in the J: Shavuot

    Jared is back for Shavuot! Test your holiday knowledge alongside our staff.

  • Jared in the J: Hamantaschen Bake Off

    It's all about the pinch! Jared and our staff learn the art of filling and pinching hamantaschen this Purim.

  • The Tzedakah Project

    So, you want to help create a culture of giving in our homes, communities, and the world? This is how you can.

    Embrace the gift of giving. Practice and teach tzedakah!

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  • Eternity of our Soul Virtual Program

    This program explores how Jews care for the deceased and why it matters.

    The presentation is led by Yael Davidowitz, the director of outreach for the Jewish Burial Society of South Jersey and director of Last Kindness, a project of the National Association of Chevra Kadisha. Davidowitz is a nur...

  • Jared in the J: Passover Edition

    Jared in the J returns for Passover, this time with special guests from the Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center At The Katz JCC, to get their official verdicts on the best and worst Passover foods. How would you rank this holiday's foods?

  • Jared in the J: Purim Edition

    Jared Kaufman, Assistant Director of JCC Camps at Medford, takes to the hallways for answers to Purim trivia in exchange for hamantaschen.

  • Chanukah Trivia

    How much do you know about Chanukah? Rabbi Ephraim Epstein, our Community Scholar in Residence, invites you to test your Chanukah knowledge with 8 trivia questions.

  • Chanukah Q&A

    We asked the Federation Family to ask Rabbi Ephraim Epstein, our Community Scholar in Residence, their Chanukah questions.

  • Holocaust Survivor Stories

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    A series of documentary shorts featuring the life stories of local Holocaust survivors.

  • Eyes on Antisemitism

    7 items

  • Shabbat-O-Grams: Behind the Scenes

    Brighten someone's Shabbat by sending them a Shabbat-O-Gram! Check out how the Jewish Federation assembles and delivers custom packages to family, friends, and community members once you order a Shabbat-O-Gram at

  • Words of Wisdom with Rabbi Ephraim Epstein

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    In this series, Rabbi Ephraim Epstein, Jewish Federation Community Scholar in Residence, shares weekly insight on Jewish text and holidays.

  • Hear the Shofar

    We are called by tradition to blow the shofar every day of Elul (except Shabbat!), starting on the second day of the month and ending two days before Rosh Hashannah. The shofar is a call to repent, a reminder that this is the time of year we prepare to ask for forgiveness. As we are asked in Amos...

  • JFED Today Meet PJ Library: Summer Memory Jar

    Join Charlene Green and Iris Snyder to learn how to preserve those fantastic summer memories!

  • 2nd Annual Lag BaOmer Virtual Sing Along

    Hear from:
    Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro from Congregation Beth El
    Ms. Shayna Goldberg from Adath Emanu-El
    Mrs. Lauren Rudin (and surprise guest) from Federation
    Cantor Jen Cohen from Temple Beth Sholom
    Cantor Leon Sher from Congregation Beth El
    Cantor Sandra Messinger Aguilar from Adath Emanu-El