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Jewish Exponent July 18, 2019

Jewish Exponent July 18, 2019

JULY 18, 2019 / 15 TAMUZ 5779
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OF NOTE Netroots
LOCAL Equates
Candidate Speaks and White
at Rally for Supremacy
opposes closing.
WHILE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES The beach at Cape May, New Jersey Photo by Liz Spikol
Page 4 Elizabeth Warren, Kristin Gillibrand and
Julián Castro drew national attention Shore Homeowners
CAMP at the 14th annual progressive gather- Contend With Rising Seas
ing Netroots Nation in Philadelphia last
Lone Soldier weekend, a concurrent panel discussion SELAH MAYA ZIGHELBOIM | JE STAFF
Remembered at called “Racial Justice Has No Borders:
Camp Ramah Embedding Palestinian Rights in the JUDY KROLL HAS owned or rented comes up higher on the beach than it used
Michael Levin’s 2020 Agenda” raised eyebrows with sev- beach homes in Margate, New Jersey, for to, but when asked if she sees more flood-
mother volunteers eral controversial remarks, including an more than two decades. ing now than before, she sounds uncertain.
at the camp. assertion by Temple University professor
Marc Lamont Hill that Zionism is “a white Margate is where her son, Max, took his “More? I don’t know,” Kroll said. “Yeah,
Page 6 supremacist, ethno-nationalist project.” first steps. It’s where’s she likes to, as she I mean, I guess so.”
put it, boogie board and get her hair wet.
LIFESTYLES Netroots Nation, a project of DailyKos Over the years, she has noticed that the tide For Jewish families in the Philadelphia
supported by a raft of left-liberal area, going “down the shore” is a tradition.
‘Fiddler’ Inspires organizations and the Democratic National
Play About Committee, attracts thousands of organiz-
Sharecroppers ers, consultants and polticians each year to
‘Garreville’ set in its annual convention. This year’s iteration,
South in 1915.

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20 LIFESTYLE Well Question” in the subject line.
& CULTURE ask-miriam-rotten-food/
Arts Make summer
dinner in a flash. Philacatessen

Jewish Federation Food columnist Keri White visited
Kalaya Thai Kitchen and enjoyed her
Calendar sampling, especially a grilled sliced beef
salad that included eggplant, scallion,
Mazel Tov cilantro, mint and lemongrass. Chicken
curry with cilantro hit the spot, too. Visit
Deaths Philacatessen, our food blog, for a review
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Newsmakers normally found in the printed edition, in-
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26 TORAH from around the Delaware Valley.

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Bernie Sanders Joins Rally for Hahnemann

LOCAL financial shortfall of $3 million Bernie Sanders addresses the crowd. Photos by Selah Maya Zighelboim
SELAH MAYA ZIGHELBOIM | JE STAFF to $5 million, according to The
Philadelphia Inquirer. The hos-
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE pital treats 50,000 emergency
Sen. Bernie Sanders was in room patients annually and
Philadelphia July 15 to join employs about 2,500 workers,
a rally protesting the closure according to speakers at the
of Hahnemann University rally. The hospital, which was
Hospital. one of the first medical schools
to admit Jewish students, is
“We shouldn’t be talking expected to close in September.
about shutting down a major
hospital and converting that Hundreds gathered for
property into hotels or condos the rally, waving yellow flags,
or some other real estate oppor- blue and white Bernie signs
tunity,” Sanders said. “This is and red signs with words like
not a complicated issue. It is “Medicare for All” and “Heal
a question of getting our pri- the Sick Tax the Rich.” Above
orities right. Providing health the crowd, people peered out of
care to the sick, the elderly, the the hospital windows to watch.
vulnerable, working families
and the poor is more import- Sanders, who is Jewish and
ant than huge profits for an one of the frontrunners in
investment banker.” the Democratic presidential
primary, addressed the clo-
Hahnemann, which was sure of the hospital and used
founded in 1848, has lost it as an opportunity to delve
money for more than a decade into his platform to institute a
and is facing a monthly “Medicare for All” plan.

“We’ve got to be honest, and

We shouldn’t be talking about shutting down
a major hospital and converting that property
into hotels or condos or some other real estate


UNPLUG Bernie Sanders shakes hands with audience members after his speech.

with the when we talk about what is million, according to the medical director of multidis-
Jewish Exponent. proposed here, we have to ask Inquirer. In April, CEO Joel ciplinary cancer programs at
some very hard questions,” said Freedman announced the Hahnemann, who is Jewish,
You can have all Sanders, who grew up in a Jewish layoff of 175 employees and was at the rally. She noted that
of the Exponent’s neighborhood in Brooklyn and warned that the hospital was Hahnemann takes in many more
printed publications spent some time working in a running out of money. uninsured patients than other
delivered directly to your kibbutz after college. “And one hospitals in the city, and that
home for less than of those questions is simple and Sanders said he would intro- they charge less for treatments.
a dollar a week. straightforward: How many duce legislation to the Senate to
people will in fact die if this create a $20 billion emergency The rally is “great,” Rothstein-
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE hospital is shut down? And we trust fund to help state and Rubin said, but “it’s a little late.
JEWISH IN PHILADELPHIA say human life is more import- local communities purchase I wish it would’ve happened a
ant than corporate profits.” hospitals. He also argued for month ago. This place serves guaranteeing health care for some of the poorest people, as
American Academic Health all, regardless of income, and well as some wealthy people.” l
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and St. Christopher’s Hospital drugs are affordable. [email protected];
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Lone Soldier’s Memory Lives on at Ramah

LOCAL Growing up in Holland, “I always say that Michael 2019
ERIC SCHUCHT | JE STAFF Pennsylvania, Michael Levin was fiercely loyal. He was one
was the son of Harriet Levin, of those loyal kids. Everything
ABOUT THREE TIMES a day, the daughter of two Holocaust he did was for the sake of his
the campers at Camp Ramah in survivors, and Mark Levin, the friends and even sometimes
the Poconos walk past a mural. son of a decorated World War for his counselors, too,” Seltzer
II soldier. said. “And he always had this
The words, “You can’t fulfill sense of beauty and responsi-
your dreams unless you dare Despite being small in size, bility that ran through him.”
to risk it all” are painted across Michael Levin was a voracious
it in black lettering. The mural hockey player. Seltzer remem- When the Second Lebanon
depicts two soldiers on a hill- bers him being a legend on War broke out, the 22-year-old
top along with an Israeli flag the rink. He got the nickname was sent into combat. He was
waving on another hilltop. “Termite” “because he was very killed during a firefight in Aita-
small and could do a lot of Al-Shaab, Lebanon, on Aug.
The mural is the perfect place damage, including some broken 1, 2006 — the only American
for Rabbi Joel Seltzer to tell the fluorescent bulbs in our bunks to perish in that conflict. He
story of Michael Levin, a lone through the years,” Seltzer said. was laid to rest in Jerusalem at
soldier killed in the line of duty Mount Herzl, Israel’s national
in 2006, whose memory survives When he was a teenager, cemetery. By war’s end, 121
at the camp he spent much of his Michael Levin decided he IDF soldiers had been killed
childhood exploring. wanted to move to Israel and and 1,244 wounded.
enlist in the Israel Defense
Seltzer has served as the Forces. Eventually, he made Recently, Levin’s mother,
camp’s executive director for aliyah and joined as a para- Harriet, 68, of Langhorne, got the
the past seven years, but first trooper. Having no family in chance to volunteer for a week at
met 14-year-old Michael Levin Israel, he was known by the Ramah, where her son had spent
in 1998. IDF term lone soldier. so much meaningful time.

NAME: SIMPSON HOUSE; WIDTH: 3.625 IN; “I absolutely love Ramah, Harriet Levin volunteers at Camp Ramah in the Poconos.
DEPTH: 5.5 IN; COLOR: BLACK PLUS ONE; AD what it stands for,” Harriet Courtesy of Harriet Levin
NUMBER: 00085739 Levin said. “The basis of
Judaism is all there, so I love it. lone soldiers, providing food, foundation. I just want to be
154 years old And it’s something I’ve always basic necessities, laundry ser- able to give back a little,” she
wanted to do.” vices, social events, mental said. “You know what, if they
154 years old health counseling and housing. let me come back, I will be
From July 7 to 14, she Michael Levin’s story is what put more than happy to. It’s a great
SISMIMPPSSOONN HHOOUUSSEE assisted in the camp’s office, the term lone soldier on the map environment up here.”
assembled goody bags for and helped raise awareness for
Philadelphia’s oldest retirement community has come a long parents on visiting day and them, Flug Wolfer said. Michael Levin’s story has
waPyh! iWladeehlpahviae’sborladnedstnreetwireImnednetpceonmdmeunntitLyivhiansgcoampaeratmloenngts in our interacted with campers at the spread far and wide since
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PerPseorsnoanlaCl aCraereaappaarrttmmeennttss.. AAnnddoouur rggrarcaecfeulfuslestteintgtinagcroascsrofrsosmfrom next door who had Zionism the help of a 2007 documen-
FaiFrmairomuonutnPt aPrakrkisisssttililllcclloossee ttooaallllththeeacatciotinoannadnmdamjoar jroorutreosu. tes. “Just wherever they need running through his blood, and tary titled A Hero in Heaven,
me,” she said about volunteer- his story just really resonated which is frequently screened at
21011 BBeelmlmoonnt tAAvevneuneuel PlhiPlahdilealpdheilap,hPiAa,19P1A3119131 ing. “The only thing challenging with people,” Flug Wolfer said. summer camps.
2155--887788-3-3660000l is walking up the hills.” “I don’t think most lone sol-
IInnddeeppeennddeennt tLiLviivnignlgPlePrseornsaolnCaalrCe al rMeelmMoerymCoarrye Care diers like to consider themselves “One of the most mean-
55--SSttaarrRRaateteddSSkiklleilldeNduNrsuinrsgin&gR&ehRaebhiliatabtiiolitnation Numerous campers and staff heroes, but when you give up the ingful moments is when these
familiar with her son’s story comforts of your own home and young Israelis come up in tears
approached her, including two voluntarily go to serve in the and say, ‘You have no idea how
staffers who were lone soldiers Israeli army, it is really some- meaningful it is for me, being
themselves. In 2009, the Lone thing of a heroic measure.” at a camp where Michael Levin
Soldier Center was founded by grew up,’” Seltzer said. “And
Michael Levin’s parents and Harriet Levin’s trip to camp they have tears in their eyes
friends in his memory to support was an opportunity to spend and I have tears in my eyes,
the social and physical needs of time with her daughter Elisa so I’m really moved, as I know
the roughly 7,000 lone soldiers. and two granddaughters, ages the Levin family is also, that
The two Ramah staffers thanked 4 and 7. She helped them and Michael’s story is now on the
Harriet Levin for the center’s other campers make friendship pages of the history books of
help with food and housing. bracelets. the state of Israel.” l

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Community Rallies to Help Woman Get Prosthesis

LOCAL a GoFundMe was launched, criminal defense attorney, has Zellis dropped out of college their independence back.”
which raised more than $27,000 cut back on his work as well. after the accident, but completed As Zellis adjusts to life as an
in its first 20 hours. As of July 15, “It was very hard to do at first, an occupational therapy assistant amputee, she looks toward the

it’s raised more than $65,000. but I always felt that I did the program in 2016, finishing with a future. One day, she’d like to
TZIONA ZELLIS of Langhorne “I’m really overwhelmed right thing,” Sheryl Zellis said. 4.0 GPA at Eastwick College. go back to school to get a doc-
was a typical 19-year-old college by the outpouring of love and “Watching your child not be able Now her goal in life is to torate in occupational therapy,
student. An active member of people wanting to help,” Zellis to grow and experience typical help other amputees to get then teach, like her mother.
Chabad Lubavitch of Yardley, she said. “It feels very personal.” early 20s life, where we evolve their lives back. “Sometimes the story of
attended Touro College in New The accident has taken a toll into an adult, and learn a very “It’s not just about muscles life changes to something you
York City to study psychology. not only on Zellis, but on her different reality of the health and bones; it’s about the whole didn’t expect, but you can start
But on Jan. 8, 2013, her life family. Zellis’ mother, Sheryl, care system and dealing with person. I really just fell in love over and write a new story and
changed forever, when she was walked away from a career with doctors and things that people with that, and I became very continue that way,” Zellis said. l
hit by a car. The aftermath of a large national rehabilitation never see in their whole life, is passionate about it,” she said
the accident has left her fight- company to help care for her very upsetting and very discour- of occupational therapy. “It’s [email protected];
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Tapper Delves Into Design Process for
New Community Mikvah

LOCAL area will have a blend of cream, measurements in the field,” Herb Tapper, interior designer of the Mai Shalva Center City Community
ERICA SILVERMAN | JE STAFF white, teal and soft blue to said Moshe Breuer, a Monsey,
create the feeling of an ocean New York-based construction Mikvah Photos by Erica Silverman
WELCOMING, EMBRACING breeze,” Tapper said. coordinator for Mikvah USA,
and refined are just some of the who has dedicated the last 15 Tiles that Tapper is using for the design of the mikvah
characteristics designer Herb Shevy Sputz, co-director of years of his business solely to
Tapper is trying to evoke as Chabad House of Fairmount, has mikvah construction.
he creates the interior of Mai formed a women’s committee of
Shalva, the community mik- about 10 community members “I measured the mikvah
vah that is slated to open late who will be responsible for the bath itself to be sure it can hold
2019 or early 2020. daily operations of the mikvah. the amount of water required
by Jewish law, approximately
Tapper pores over blueprints “Going to the mikvah is 1,000 liters, and the depth of the
of the new mikvah in his stu- an important mitzvah,” Sputz basement to be sure the holding
dio, as he carefully selects the said. “A restful color scheme tank can fit beneath it,” Breuer
natural color scheme of tiles in the reception area and the said. Almost any shape for the
in the reception area that will preparation room creates a mikvah is suitable, as long as it
lead to a mikvah surrounded stress-reducing environment so holds enough water.
by stained-glass windows. the woman can clear her mind
in preparation for prayer.” Rainwater is collected via
Tapper, who is Jewish, has PVC plastic pipes on the roof
run his design business, H. An attendant at the mikvah that will snake down the inside
H. Tapper Associates, Inc., is required to ensure the woman of the building from the collec-
in Philadelphia for 50 years, is completely submerged in the tion system on the roof to the
mostly for commercial and res- water. Men have traditionally used two concrete holding tanks in
idential interiors. About three the mikvah before prayer, but are the basement. “We cannot use
years ago, Chabad of Cherry not required to do so like women piping with elbows or fittings
Hill, New Jersey, approached are. The women’s mikvah will be between pipes,” Breuer said.
Tapper about designing their on the first floor of Congregation
new mikvah, and he eagerly Vilna, the synagogue on the sec- “We also discussed the tiles
accepted. He just finished ond floor and the men’s mikvah and setting materials to be
designing a new mikvah at the will be in the basement. used inside the mikvah pool, as
Chabad of St. Maarten/Martin well as the heating system and
in the Caribbean before turn- The preparation area was kosher filter,” he said. “I advised
ing his attention to Mai Shalva. designed with lighting that will the tiles must be smooth on
allow the visitor to fully see herself both sides without any grooves,
Mai Shalva will be housed in order to fulfill the requirements according to Jewish law, and of
at Historic Vilna Congregation of Jewish law before entering the light bluish color for effect.”
in Old City and be open to all mikvah, Tapper said.
members of the Jewish com- A mikvah usually takes
munity. The Jewish community As you open the doors to three or four visits over the
in Center City is one of the the area housing the mikvah course of construction, includ-
fastest growing in the area. pool, you will see four arched ing a visit upon completion.
stained-glass windows, two on When the mikvah construction
The role of the mikvah each side of the pool, reflecting is complete, Rabbi Issac Trieger
is expanding, as the ancient jewel tones, like red, blue and from Mikvah USA will come
Jewish practice of entering yellow, according to the design. to check the rainwater collec-
a body of water for spiritual tion system. Once he approves,
purification evolves to meet the Tapper said he aimed to the rainwater can be collected.
needs of contemporary society. preserve the history and feeling When the rainwater is actually
of the more than 100-year-old collected, the mikvah is certi-
“As you enter the reception synagogue in the design. fied kosher and ready for use.
area you will experience a gen-
tle, welcoming feeling,” Tapper Mikvah USA, a national Chana Colin, project manager
said. “The color scheme of the organization that provides for Mai Shalva and a member of
tiles includes natural tones, assistance in building mik- Vilna Congregation, said they
like soft blues and pale greens.” vahs, reviewed all of the plans have raised $600,000 so far, and
for the design and construction are still looking to raise about
The flooring tile looks like of Mai Shalva. $280,000 to complete the project. l
travertine marble, in a neutral
cream color. “I reviewed the details of the [email protected];
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DiGiorgio Accuser, Former Candidate
Irina Goldstein, Wants to ‘Clean House’

LOCAL presented was a misrepre- them were consensual, as the first moments of messag- exchange for my ‘friendship’
JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF sentation of the fundamental DiGiorgio claimed. ing me already disregarded all — all things I declined until I
problem: dysfunction in the [consent] as I was never asked realized the party was working
FORMER PHILADELPHIA GOP and their power bro- “To suggest that anyone in if that was OK with me, and actively to block my advances
City Council candidate Irina kers, and calling it anything my position could be a willing every time I stated I wasn’t and it was all those who had
Goldstein, a Republican who else was dishonest,” Goldstein accomplice and the exchanges interested in his attention, he deep ties to DiGiorgio,” she
ran unsuccessfully for an said. “Had Mr. DiGiorgio not consensual is extremely irre- kept pressing the issue.” said. “While he didn’t cost me
at-large seat in the spring, is come on to me, friend request sponsible and dangerous as it my election, his poor leader-
adding detail to the story that me and make immediate crude further tells women who are put She felt pressured to please ship has cost the entire state.”
landed her on the cover of The sexual remarks, none of this in these positions to not come DiGiorgio once she realized
Philadelphia Inquirer on June would have happened. He was forward,” she said. “Because of how much influence he had. Despite her experience,
25 and that spurred the resig- looking for someone to take his position and connections,
nation of Val DiGiorgio, the advantage of and somewhere to the position he put me in from “Mr. DiGiorgio offered See Goldstein, Page 26
former head of the Pennsylvania throw his power and connec- help and mentorship to me in
Republican Party. tions around, and he tried to
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gered new accusations against process everyone lost because
DiGiorgio from other women, of his bad choices and lack of Let Your Bright Life Shine
as the Inquirer reported. ethics.”
at Montgomery County’s Premier Senior Living Community
The June 25 cover story She said the fact that
by Chris Brennan out- DiGiorgio’s behavior pertained Independent Living:
lined Goldstein’s claims that to sex was not the salient fact.
DiGiorgio reached out to her “This is no classic #MeToo situ- It’s the carefree lifestyle you deserve – chef-prepared meals,
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Panel to Discuss Millennials Fighting Back position on the war against anti-Semitism,” stated elected, the United States would reenter the 2015
Against Anti-Semitism Leib. — Iran nuclear deal when the regime “returns to
JEWISH AND PRO-ISRAEL organizations will compliance.”
host a millennial panel next month in New York Pence Visits to Chabad of Poway
about combating anti-Semitism. Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise visit to “If Tehran returns to compliance with the deal,
Chabad of Poway in Southern California on July 11, I’d rejoin the agreement,” he said in a foreign-policy
The Aug. 7 event on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, six weeks after a gunman killed a woman and injured address in New York. “The historic Iran nuclear deal
“The Time Is Now: Millennials Fighting Back Against three others during Shabbat morning services on the we negotiated blocked Iran from gaining nuclear
Anti-Semitism,” will be led by Jewish National Fund last day of Passover, April 27. weapons, with inspectors on the ground — interna-
CEO Russell Robinson. tional inspectors confirming that the agreement was
Pence and his wife, Karen, walked into the syna- being kept. Yet Trump cast it aside prompting Iran
The panel will feature Melissa Weiss, national gogue to be greeted by Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who to restart its nuclear program, become more provoc-
campus outreach director at the Simon Wiesenthal lost a finger in the shooting and whose hands are still ative and raising the risk of another disastrous war
Center; Daniel Cohen, campaign manager of the recovering from bullet wounds. in the region.”
digital advocacy unit at the World Jewish Congress;
Avi Posnick, Northeast and New England director of “We had to come,” Pence told Goldstein as he Similarly, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee told Jewish
Stand With Us; and Bryan Leib, program manager, entered and was received with a hug by the rabbi. Insider that Trump, not Iran, is to blame for the latest
Israeli-American Council of New York and a former destabilization in the Middle East.
congressional candidate. Congregant Oscar Stewart, a military veteran who,
along with off-duty Border Patrol agent Jonathan Along with Inslee, other candidates who said
“We are looking to build awareness for the panel Morales, chased 19-year-old gunman John Earnest out that, if elected, the U.S. would reenter the accord
discussion,” Leib told JNS. “Each panel member will of the building and to his car, later joined the Pences and include Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Sen. Amy Klobuchar;
be making specific calls to action and providing the the rabbi. — Marianne Williamson; Sen. Bernie Sanders; Sen.
attendees with ways to getting involved immediately Elizabeth Warren; Sen. Kamala Harris; Julian
to join the fight against anti-Semitism in America.” Biden, Other Democratic Hopefuls Castro; Mayor Wayne Messam; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard;
Weigh in on Iran Deal former Rep. Joe Sestak; Rep. Tim Ryan; former Rep.
Jews are the leading target of hate crimes among Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presi- Beto O’Rourke; Mayor Bill de Blasio; and former
religious groups annually, according to the FBI. dential candidate Joe Biden said on July 11 that, if Rep. John Delaney. — l
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Education Minister Under Fire Israeli and Palestinian Business Owners ban was only enforced when the family trying to enter
ISRAEL’S NEW EDUCATION Minister Rafi Tour Dead Sea Area Together the park was Arab.
Peretz spurred an outcry nationwide after saying he Israeli and Palestinian business owners toured the
supports gay conversion therapy, JTA reported. Dead Sea region last week with the aim of building Hamas Distances Itself From Official’s
on connections made during last month’s “Peace Call to Slaughter Jews
During an interview on Channel 12 News, Peretz to Prosperity” workshop in Bahrain, according to
said, “It is possible to convert [someone’s sexual ori- After a senior Hamas official gave a speech last
entation]. I can tell you that I have deep familiarity week calling for Palestinians to slaughter Jews, Hamas
on the issue of education, and I have also done it “We are engaging with numerous business has distanced itself from the remarks.
[practiced conversion therapy].” models that expand cooperation between the Israeli
and Palestinian business communities,” said Judea- “You have Jews everywhere and we must attack
Peretz said that for someone who is gay, the goal Samaria Chamber of Commerce and Industry every Jew on the globe by way of slaughter and kill-
is “that first of all he gets to know himself better and president Avi Zimmerman. ing, if God permits,” said Fathi Hammad in a speech
then he can decide.” broadcast on Hamas-run Al-Aqsa TV. “How much
Afula Rescinds Park Ban on Nonresidents does the neck of a Jew cost? ... We will die while
In response, NBC reported, Prime Minister The northern Israeli city of Afula agreed to lift exploding and cutting the necks and legs of the Jews.”
Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted that Peretz’s remarks
“do not represent my government’s position,” and a ban on nonresidents visiting its parks after being “These statements do not represent the movement’s
hundreds marched in anger in Tel Aviv. accused of trying to keep Arabs out, JTA reported. official positions and consistent, adopted policies that
The ban had become the subject of a lawsuit. stipulate that our conflict is with the occupation ...
Peretz has since sought to “clarify” his remarks, and not with Jews around the world or with Judaism reported, saying, “I believe that most of those During his reelection campaign in November, as a religion,” the statement said.
who heard about the interview did not watch it. The Afula Mayor Avi Elkabetz ran on a platform of “pre-
responses distorted my words.... It isn’t my statement serving the Jewish character of Afula,” and said “the Palestine Liberation Organization official Saeb
that they attack, but who and what I represent. I love conquest of the municipal park must stop. We must Erekat tweeted that “the just values of the Palestinian
and respect every person as he or she is.” proudly hoist Israeli flags throughout the park and cause include love for freedom, justice and equality.
play music in Hebrew,” The Times of Israel reported. The repugnant statement of Hamas leader Mr. Fathi
The comments come on the heels of another Peretz Hammad about Jews doesn’t represent any of them.”
controversy, after he called intermarriage a “second Two news programs found that the nonresident — l
Holocaust” during a July 1 cabinet meeting.




How Elders Can Help LGBTQIA Young People

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down with you to share this and be a mentor and advocate, son. You want them to feel
They may share family tra- personal news about their sex- It is initially important if you choose, for the individ- comfortable returning to
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teach life lessons or be confi- both empathetic and educated. coming out is unique for each and feel that the decision
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spending time with them to The acronym LGBTQIA sonal decision that the young may develop closer ties and warranted. Not everyone in
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the panel that Hill — who was
Continued from Page 1 the subject of national con- Anyone who offensively claims Zionism is a white supremacist project
troversy last fall after he used is ignorant of the tremendous diversity of modern Israel.”
held at the Pennsylvania the phrase, “From the river
Convention Center from July to the sea, Palestine will be JONATHAN GREENBLATT
11-13, featured more than 70 free,” which resulted in his fir-
panels on a variety of topics, ing from CNN — made some
including the one where Hill assertions that made headlines.
made his comments. In response to a question from
the audience about how young
The discussion in ques- journalists can tell the stories
tion took place at a July 12 of Palestinians while working
panel called “Racial Justice for mainstream news organi-
Has No Borders: Embedding zations, Hill said: “They’re like,
Palestinian Rights in the ‘I want to work for Fox, or I
2020 Agenda,” led by Yousef want to work for ABC or NBC
Munayyer, the executive direc- or whoever. I want to tell these
tor of the U.S. Campaign for stories,’” he said. “You have
Palestinian Rights. The panel to make choices about where
also featured Vincent Warren, you want to work. And if you
executive director of the Center work for a Zionist organiza-
for Constitutional Rights; tion, you’re going to get Zionist
Sandra Tamari, acting director content. And no matter how
of the Adalah Justice Project; vigorous you are in the news-
Noura Erakat, a legal scholar room, there are going to be
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“We’re Jewish from Philly,” LANCE B. LANDGRAF JR. just means that it isn’t increasing visit:
explained Brett Goldman, as much as it could be.
whose family has owned a from Columbia University and e study examined the I
home in Ventnor since the First Street Foundation, a non- impact of tidal ooding on “So much of the conver-
’80s. “ at’s what we do on the pro t that calculates ood risk, real estate in states along the sation around sea level rise Screening for other
weekends.” found that Ocean City, New Atlantic coast from Maine to and ooding has been about Jewish Genetic Diseases
Jersey, had lost more than $530 Mississippi. In total, it found South Florida,” McAlpine said.
Global average sea level million in home value as a result that $15.8 billion in home value “Everyone’s heard Miami has a also available.
has risen about 8 inches since of increased tidal ooding — had been lost along the Atlantic lot of risk, Miami Beach in par-
1900, according to Rutgers more than any other city on the Coast. Steven A. McAlpine, ticular, but Miami Beach has This message is sponsored by a friend of
University’s Robert Kopp, Atlantic Coast. at was fol- head of data science at First done a lot to deal with it. ey
Karl Nordstrom and Johnny lowed by Miami Beach at more Street Foundation, said they still have a lot of low eleva- Nat’l Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases
Quipse, writing for But than $337 million. Florida was used tidal ooding risk data, tion areas at risk, but when we Association of Delaware Valley
in New Jersey, where the land the state that had experienced as well as real estate models, to ran this analysis on the whole
is also sinking, that process is the greatest loss in home value control for other contributing tri-state area and found that e aspect of stopping it com-
happening even faster, and sea at $5.4 billion, followed by New factors, for this study. Ocean City, New Jersey, had pletely is not going to happen,
level has risen about 1.4 feet, or Jersey at $4.5 billion. more home value impact, or in my opinion, but you take
close to 17 inches, since 1900. e impact on the shore is property value impact, than any measures. A lot of homes a er
other city we analyzed so far, it Hurricane Sandy have been ele-
By 2050, that’s expected to stood out to us. Also, though, vated on the barrier islands.”
increase by an additional 1 to Ocean City is not alone. A lot
2 feet. Beyond then, making of the Jersey shore has the same Not everyone is concerned
predictions is challenging, the characteristics of these highly about sea level rise, though.
article said, because of some valuable properties at incredibly
unpredictable factors — mainly low elevation that are sensitive Bart Blatstein, a real estate
how sensitive polar ice sheets to sea level rise.” developer and owner of the
are to global warming, and Showboat Hotel in Atlantic
whether people decide to take Lance B. Landgraf Jr., City, said he hasn’t seen any
steps to curb climate change. Ventnor City commissioner of changes over the years.
public works and construction,
is rise has led to a said that sea level rise has led “It’s not an issue, it’s not
substantial increase in the fre- to more intense and frequent been an issue and nobody dis-
quency of minor tidal ooding, higher tides. e dunes built cusses it,” Blatstein said.
which will continue to become along the shore help protect
more common, said Kopp, homes from ocean ooding, but Goldman, on the other
director of Rutgers’ Institute of most of the Jersey shore’s ood- hand, said climate change
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric ing comes from the back bay, and sea level rise is a regular
Sciences. Meanwhile, storms Landgraf said, which isn’t well topic of conversation between
also cause more severe ooding. protected. e U.S. Army Corps him and his friends, especially
of Engineers is in the process when they go to the shore. As
Kopp said that projects like of evaluating the back bay to a 34-year-old, he sees it as a
elevating homes and buildings address ooding there, he said. challenge his generation will
dunes will work to o set the have to confront.
e ects of sea level rise, but he “You’re not going to stop
sees it as a short-term solution. [it] because it’s the ocean,” “If we ignore the issue, if
Landgraf said. “Mother Nature we ignore climate change for
“ at’s the goal, and pref- is something you can push back political reasons or reasons of
erably it’s something that’ll against, but she’s going to win. ignorance, we’re still going to
work for a couple decades, have to deal with it,” he said.” ●
but not something that’ll get
us through to the generation [email protected];
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‘Lobstergate’ and Non-Kosher Coercion

BY RUTHIE BLUM Ambassador Yossi Shelley with Brazilian President Bolsonaro in the served food. What are you going abroad. One said he “expected
to do? Throw it away? ... So I didn’t the prime minister of Israel,
IN THE MIDST of countrywide doctored photo. Photo via eat the shrimp … I did eat, but … ” who represents the Jewish
fury in Israel over two deadly state in an official capacity, to
serious issues — the killing of decided to doctor the photo at the presidential palace, Confused, his interviewer behave with more statesman-
an Ethiopian Israeli teenager by with Sharpie-like X-marks over Bolsonaro’s residence; 2) All asked, “So, you did eat shrimp?” ship and not to eat publicly
a police officer in Haifa, and the the two lobsters. kinds of dishes were served, in such a restaurant,” adding,
abuse of toddlers at a private As soon as the photo was including salmon; 3) I did not “No,” Shelley replied. “Whoever maintains a reli-
Rosh Ha’ayin daycare center — posted, the Twittersphere went eat what was put on my plate “Absolutely not.” gious constituency that keeps
Israeli Twitter users turned their wild with ridicule, more for the [but did not reject it], so as Jewish traditions and considers
attention to a faux pas involving poor job of camouflage than not to offend participants; 4) The fact that Shelley doesn’t themselves a major partner of
non-kosher food and Photoshop. over the fare itself. Memes For the same reason, I blacked know the difference between the haredi parties, should have
included a screenshot of out the photo, so that, heaven lobster and shrimp suggests behaved with more caution
The “diplomatic incident” Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” forbid, it would not be misin- he was telling the truth about and sensitivity.”
that caused a social-media poster with the lobster next to terpreted; 5) Brazil won the not partaking of it. Many
storm occurred last week, when her blacked out. Another was finals.” Israelis find shellfish and pork A year earlier, after address-
the Israeli Embassy in Brazil a photo of a pineapple pizza In an interview about “lob- repugnant. ing the U.N. General Assembly,
proudly tweeted a picture of with the fruit covered in black stergate” on Israeli TV, Shelley Netanyahu had lunch with
Ambassador Yossi Shelley hav- marker. said, “All kinds of seafood, if you The positive side to this story casino magnate Sheldon
ing lunch with President Jair The following day, the want to call it that, was served. I is that the country had some Adelson at a non-kosher New
Bolsonaro. In the photo, the ambassador released a state- don’t eat that stuff, and certainly comic relief from the clawing York eatery, which the haredi
two are seen dining at a restau- ment about the gaffe to never order it. I put it aside and controversies of the day. Less press called a “pig restaurant.”
rant ahead of the Copa América reporters, claiming: “1) The took salmon, which is similar in amusing is the reason behind
soccer championship, which meal in question took place color. You’re at a private meal and Shelley’s need to explain him- This was reminiscent of a
they were attending together. self: fear of arousing the wrath similar haredi outcry spurred
of the country’s more extreme by legendary Jerusalem Mayor
The trouble surrounded religious elements. Teddy Kollek — not for his eat-
the food: two plates of whole ing in a non-kosher restaurant,
lobsters. Someone in the PR In August 2015, for example, but for eating at all on the eve
department at the Israeli after meeting with then-Italian of Tisha B’Av, the commemo-
Embassy must have concluded Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in ration of the destruction of the
that such a display would cause Florence, Israeli Prime Minister Temple, which is a fast day.
a problem for Shelley, since Benjamin Netanyahu was taken
lobster is prohibited by Jewish to Enoteca Pinchiorri, one of It is hard for anyone living
dietary laws. the world’s best restaurants. in Israel today to believe that
a few decades ago, there was
To stave off anticipated Upon his return home,
criticism, the Israeli Embassy Netanyahu’s traditional See Blum, Page 18
Orthodox coalition partners
began to grumble about his
violating Jewish dietary laws

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six hours daily — not including how much time they spend engagement is being ignored. second-largest search engine of CrashCourse’s most popular
schoolwork. online, young Jews would also behind Google and receives over videos is one about the Israeli-
be interested in watching vid- Something has to be done to 1.9 billion users each month. Palestinian conflict.
That online focus includes eos about their Jewish identity. address this. We need to cre- Every day people worldwide
social media, connecting with Except, there’s a void where ate channels that connect with watch over 1 billion hours of But where is all the Jewish
friends, following celebrities Jewish-focused content should younger Jews. video. That’s more than 114,000 and Israel content? Why aren’t
and influencers and consum- be. In fact, there is almost years of video — daily. more organizations sharing
ing information. In the process, nothing online to attract young That’s why, at Jerusalem their take on Judaism, Jewish
young people are figuring out Jews looking for answers about U, we’re creating Jewish- and According to a 2018 Pew history, Israel, the U.S. and
things about themselves and themselves and their history. Israel-related content that Report, about half of YouTube global Jewish experience, or
the world in which they live. younger people will watch. users use the platform to help countless other subjects?
Given the value the younger them figure out things they
And they are doing this generation places on online In 2017, we made a strategic have never done before. Always WithUnpacked,our rebranded
primarily by watching videos: resources, including for education, decision to expand from our ready to make the most of an
to help study for exams, to this reflects a serious lacuna for primary focus on feature-length opportunity, YouTube has See Rabhan, Page 18
films to also include YouTube.
We wanted to offer another



Time Is of the Essence: KVETCH ’N KVELL

Survivors’ Unmet Needs Far Rethinking the Two-State Solution
Outweigh Resources Available AS MULTIPLE CHANCES at peace over multiple American
administrations have gone unsuccessfully, my thoughts are begin-
BY MARCY GRINGLAS Recognizing the importance communities across the United ning to change in regards to the two-state solution that I was formerly
of reaching every survivor, States, with several more gear- in favor of (“Two-State Solution Isn’t Best Fit for Either Side,” July 11).
SEED THE DREAM Foundation wherever he or she may live, ing up to join within the next
would like to thank and congrat- Seed the Dream Foundation month. Israel is building an incredible country and as world geopolit-
ulate Naomi Adler, president & partnered with the remarkable ical upheaval has lead to larger and larger numbers of us having
CEO of the Jewish Federation of organization Kavod, whose As I speak about this crit- the need to leave our countries of origin, Israel’s importance is
Greater Philadelphia, for bringing mission is “ensuring dignity ical issue across the country, only going to grow, as will its need for land. Judea and Sumeria
attention to the time-sensitive and for Holocaust survivors,” to I continue to emphasize this are historically Jewish lands.
urgent issue of the critical needs of establish the Kavod Survivors urgent reality: The survivors’
Holocaust survivors through her of the Holocaust Emergency unmet needs far outweigh the It’s complicated and I certainly never thought I’d see it in
June 19 op-ed, “Call to Action.” Fund (SHEF). This initiative resources available to cover my lifetime, but the thought of a historically intact Israel is an
presents a unique model we these emergency services. It is unbelievable wonder.
Philadelphia has stepped have put forward across the for this reason that we launched
forward as one of the first United States to maximize the this initiative and are prepared Ben Barbash | Blue Bell
communities to join a special resources available to impover- to continue matching every
national initiative launched by ished survivors. dollar raised on the national Awareness of Others’ Suffering
Seed the Dream Foundation in level. It is our hope that Kavod Reading “Locals React to Ocasio Cortez’s ‘Concentration Camps’
March to support thousands of Seed the Dream Foundation SHEF will be far-reaching, Comparison” (June 27), evoked in me Hillel’s words: “If I am not
Holocaust survivors across the has committed the substantial and allow survivors across the for myself who will be for me? But if I am only for myself who
United States. amount of funding necessary country to have access to these am I? If not now, when?”
to launch this effort — and critical services.
Because I am a child of two more than 15 philanthropists I respect that this issue is profoundly painful, uniquely
survivors, this topic continues and foundations have quickly As our home community, personal for Holocaust survivors. While countless Jews (like me)
to be of central importance joined a coalition of national Philadelphia holds special feel morally responsible to be protective of the use of Holocaust
to me and to our family. I importance and significance language, I still ponder the kavanah (intention) driving the
comparison. This issue is multifaceted.
Recent studies indicate that up to 80,000 Holocaust survivors are living
today in the United States — and more than 30,000 of them are living at or I admire Jewish Exponent interviewees related to survivors or
near poverty. The support these survivors receive does not allow them to to blessed “Holocaust dead,” not conflicted in condemning the
afford what they need to live a dignified life. dehumanizing treatment of immigrants, including caged, trau-
matized children. Focusing solely on the comparison — ineffably
am blessed to have both my partners to set SHEF in motion to our family and to our hurtful to many, or patently “wrong” — without paying attention
parents alive today, and they for the second half of 2019. foundation. We are honored to suffering children, brutally confined eclipses the Jewish value
are truly blessed to have the to be working in partnership of “repairing the world.”
resources that they each need Kavod SHEF exponentially with the Jewish Federation of
in these later years. Sadly, there multiplies the dollars and Greater Philadelphia and our As the late Elie Weisel said in a speech on horrors in Darfur:
are too many survivors living critical services directly aid- local agencies to bring this “How can anyone, anywhere not feel outraged? … As a Jew who
their last days without such ing survivors. One-hundred most needed attention to our does not compare any event to the Holocaust, we must be involved.
blessings. percent of all Kavod SHEF special survivor community. How can we reproach the indifference of non-Jews to Jewish
matching funds raised over the And together, as a community, suffering, if we remain indifferent to another people’s plight?” l
Recent studies indicate next two years will go directly we must continue to push for-
that up to 80,000 Holocaust toward survivor services, serv- ward. We urge you to join us Ilene Munetz Pachman | Philadelphia
survivors are living today in ing as a secondary resource to — with your hearts, with your
the United States — and more what is already in place. These resources, with your actions. Statement From the Publisher
than 30,000 of them are living funds will be used quickly,
at or near poverty. The sup- with few restrictions, to Every day, we lose more We are a diverse community. The views expressed in the opinion columns and letters
port these survivors receive address unmet dental, vision, than 40 Holocaust survivors, published in the Jewish Exponent are those of the authors. They do not necessarily reflect
does not allow them to afford medical, emergency home, and and yet every day we con- the views of the officers and boards of the Jewish Publishing Group and/or the Jewish
what they need to live a dig- food needs of survivors in all tinue to see hundreds of new Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Send letters to [email protected] or fax to
nified life. Many are choosing our partner cities. requests for care. There is no 215-569-3389. Letters should be a maximum of 200 words and may be edited for clarity
between heat or food, medi- time to waste. l and brevity. Unsigned letters will not be published.
cine or rent. Others have dire Kavod SHEF will bring mil-
living conditions because they lions of additional dollars into Marcy Gringlas is the president Join the
cannot invest what is needed to this space over two years. We and co-founder of Seed the Dream conversation!
repair their homes. are proud that the Kavod SHEF Foundation.
coalition now includes 11 Tell us what you’re thinking
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I Can’t Let It Go: The Aging Crisis Blum But why should haredim,
That’s Not Being Addressed different sects of whom don’t
Continued from Page 16 even validate the kosher certif-
BY BOB ROTH be absolutely overwhelmed. due to lack of transportation icates of competing rabbinical
Compounding pressure on this options? Speaking of social even a single restaurant open authorities, be preoccupied
I’M OLD-SCHOOL: I still get unpaid labor force is a shortage isolation, one-third of our pop- on Tisha B’Av. Over the years with the food served in other
the newspaper delivered — pri- of paid caregivers. These unsung ulation 65 and older lives home since the incident, after which countries to Israeli politicians
marily, because it’s our therapy heroes who tenderly care for our alone. It is projected that this Kollek profusely apologized for and diplomats — many, if not
dog Lacey’s morning routine aging population with skill and number could climb to close to his “blunder,” all places involv- most, of whom aren’t obser-
to get the paper and bring it to compassion perform an import- 50% by 2030. ing food or entertainment vant — particularly when
me. How could I interfere with ant job that our society does not began to close down on that those figures are engaging in
her sense of purpose? Besides, sufficiently value. The pro-life/pro-choice evening, even in Tel Aviv, a city important state business? More
I like turning pages and I don’t debate appears in the news considered so secular that it is importantly, why do dietary
really mind a little smudgy It is time to move issues daily. The caregiving crisis is a teased about not being part of critics wish to call attention
newsprint on my fingers. of longevity and aging to the woman’s issue that faces women the Jewish state. to practices that they consider
political mainstage. Congress during and beyond their child- unorthodox?
But I’m not out of step with and the White House have con- bearing years. The caregiving Like Kollek before him,
news delivered electronically tinuously kicked the can down crisis disproportionately affects Netanyahu’s response was to The irony is that “only eat-
either, and I’m a big fan of the road, effectively waiting for women. More than 88% of fam- go on the defensive. Following ing salmon” is not an excuse
podcasts. I really love the seg- the issue to become a crisis ily caregivers are women. And both of his own dining “scan- in the eyes of sticklers. From
ment “Can’t Let It Go” from before they deal with it. We a startling new statistic is that dals,” the Israeli premier their perspective, no food in
the NPR Politics Podcast. Once need to ask our candidates how nearly two-thirds of Americans insisted that he hadn’t eaten a non-kosher establishment
a week, usually three or four of they are going to affect change. with Alzheimer’s are women. any non-kosher food, going as is permissible. Nor can any
the correspondents talk about Addressing health care is not Half of the family caregivers far as to assert that he keeps a amount of black ink scrawled
something from the current the only facet to addressing the work full-time in addition to kosher home. pathetically over a plate of
week that they “just can’t let needs of our aging population. their family responsibilities for lobster blur that reality. l
go, politics or otherwise.” caregiving, with 18% of caregiv- This might even be true
Normal aging increases the ers leaving their full-time job to since all official residences Ruthie Blum is an Israel-based
I have my own list of things I incidence of disabilities. Nearly care for a family member. in Israel have kosher kitch- journalist and author of To Hell in
can’t let go, and my hope is that 40% of people age 65 and older ens to enable the invitation of a Handbasket: Carter, Obama, and
it they’ll become yours as well. had at least one disability and need Is aging not tweet-worthy, Orthodox guests to the table. the ‘Arab Spring.’ This article origi-
daily assistance, according to a Washington? Where is the Nobody disputes that such nally appeared on
The year 2030 marks an U.S. Census Bureau report that Aging Pride Parade? Mr./Ms. sensitivity to religious-Jewish
important demographic covered 2008–2012. Of those 15.7 Candidate, what is your biggest ritual is fitting. longer if we should invest in
turning point in U.S. his- million people, two-thirds of them idea for what America’s 68 mil- YouTube, but how can we do it
tory, according to the U.S. say they had difficulty with walk- lion retirees could be doing to Rabhan quickly to address the rapidly
Census Bureau’s 2017 National ing or climbing. contribute to our society? changing educational needs
Population Projections. By Continued from Page 16 and interests of young Jews.
2030, all baby boomers will Difficulty with independent In 1961, JFK committed
be older than age 65. This will living, such as visiting a doc- to landing on the moon. We YouTube channel, we’re redressing We believe we can capi-
expand the size of the older tor’s office or shopping, was the need the commitment to pro- the balance. talize on the greatest period
population so that one in every second-most cited disability, claim a bold goal of stopping in Jewish history, when every
five residents will be of retire- followed by serious difficulty Alzheimer’s as our moonshot. Given that kids are watching single Jew can access Jewish
ment age. By the year 2030, there in hearing, cognitive difficulty, and absorbing content on the education without any barriers
will be twice as many people over difficulty bathing or dressing, Calling out to my favor- go, with more than 70 percent to entry. A Jew no longer needs
80 as there were in 2016. and serious difficulty seeing. ite podcasts: To NPR’s “Planet of YouTube viewing coming to have the privilege of living
Money,” why are we not talking from mobile devices, we offer in a vibrant Jewish community
So why haven’t any of the Do you know that less than about the economic impact of easily digestible but fact-rich with Jewish infrastructure to
2020 presidential candidates 2% of our housing stock is built to the silver tsunami? To the New short videos covering modern learn and be connected to their
addressed the aging crisis? be safe and accessible for elders? York Times’ “The Daily,” where is Israeli history. We are launch- heritage and history.
One-third of our elderly pop- your deep dive into these issues? ing several new series in 2020,
This rapid growth of the ulation fall each year and falls To my daughter, Samantha-Jo, including one about Jewish his- While YouTube can’t and
older population contrasts with are the leading cause of death in a Washington, D.C., broadcast tory. We will continue to execute shouldn’t replace classroom
an almost flat youth population people over 65. Seventy-five per- journalist covering Congress: our strategy of creating a robust teachers, it is already democ-
(under age 20) and moderate cent of all emergency room and Please, for your dear old dad, online library of Jewish content. ratizing education across the
increase in the working-age (20– urgent care visits for people over ask the tough questions. I can’t globe and can do the same for
64) population projected over 65 are the result of falls. let it go! l It takes time to build a suc- Jewish education.
the same period. In a nutshell: cessful channel and that means
The potential pool of family Question to the candidates: Bob Roth is the managing partner it will also require patience from Young Jews are already living
caregivers will not sustain the How can our communities of Cypress HomeCare Solutions in the philanthropic community. and learning online. Let’s make
growing demand for care. become more aging-friendly? Phoenix, Arizona. He is also the au- YouTube education channels sure we provide them something
Routes of public transportation thor of the column “Aging Today,” have been burgeoning for years really worth watching. l
Family caregivers make up a were created with young work- which runs in the Phoenix Jewish and the Jewish community has
silent support army — without ers, not retirees, in mind. How News. a lot of catching up to do to Dina Rabhan is the CEO of
them, health and social systems can we remedy social isolation achieve the desired reach and Jerusalem U.
within our aging societies would impact. But the question is no


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Birthright Often a Matchmaker for Young Jews


LIKE ALL GOOD love stories, Julia Comer and Aspyn Palatnick Photo courtesy of Julia Comer
Jessica Shander’s began with a
bit of destruction. Jessica Shander and Jacob Syversen Photo courtesy of Jessica Shander

On a cold day in December to the relationship. while he was touring the city.”
2015, Shander arrived at John “It’s tough splitting the hol- That simple gesture turned into
F. Kennedy International idays equally, especially when a whirlwind romance.
Airport, destined for Israel via my family is in Philly and “During his visit, we
the Taglit-Birthright program. his lives in Boston, but we’ve realized we had a strong con-
Looking forward to adventure managed to make it work so nection. I ended up joining
and learning, she also admits far,” she said, adding jokingly, him on his road trip.”
that, just maybe, love was on “don’t tell him, but I get all the As Sherretta introduced Segal
the brain. good Jewish holidays.” to American life, he showed her
ShanderandSyversenvisited his favorite Jewish customs.
“Although it’s so cliche, it’s the Holy Land over the win- “I grew up in a non-religious Aubrey Sherretta and Natan Segal Photo courtesy of Aubrey Sherretta
every Jewish girl’s dream to
meet their significant other ter holidays. Correspondingly, household, and I found Judaism Township, New Jersey, and her provided a vital spark. The
on Birthright,” Shander said. most Birthright trips occur difficult to relate to as I had now-boyfriend Aspyn Palatnick, couple officially kindled their
Birthright is a nonprofit that when universities are out of always thought of it simply as were both undergraduates at the romance when they returned
provides free 10-day trips to session, making summer a a religion,” Sherretta explained. University of Pennsylvania but to Penn’s campus that fall. They
Israel for Jewish young adults. popular time for Israel tours. Her husband brought new had not met before their 2017 said the meeting through the
A trip hallmark like floating in Jewish tradition to her life, summer Birthright trip. trip has enhanced their rela-
Shander’s dream came true the Dead Sea or davening at the she said. “Natan introduced tionships to Judaism.
when a cute boy interrupted Western Wall, Birthright tourists Shabbat dinner to our house- “I was eating chips in the
her airport reading by toppling interact with young Israelis who hold, which has become a airport, waiting for our group “I have gone to more [Hillel]
over her luggage. guide them around the country. tradition that we both cherish flight,” Palatnick, of Cold Spring events and Shabbat dinners
For Aubrey Sherretta, Natan and love to share with others.” Harbor, New York, recalled. “I since dating Julia, which are
“Jake is a naturally outgo- Segal of Jerusalem would prove Sherretta is from Philadelphia, asked [the group], mainly to my always a lot of fun. I felt sort
ing person,” she said of her to be more than just a friendly where the couple now resides. They friends, ‘Anyone want a chip?’” of proud when telling Julia I
fiancé, Jacob Syversen. “I didn’t tour guide. In 2016, the two married in January. fasted the full time for Yom
know him before the trip, but met when Sherretta visited A Birthright spokesperson Comer, who happened to be Kippur,” Palatnick joked.
I ended up meeting him five Israel on an outdoor adven- said long-term romance often seated nearby, said, “Sure!”
minutes [into it]. As his attempt ture-themed Birthright trip. blooms on the trips. In an offi- Comer concurred. “It is
to smoothly introduce himself, “We did not spend much cial comment, the organization “I can’t say I remember that really nice to date someone
Jake precariously placed his lug- time together on the trip,” said, “Birthright Israel has seen instance specifically,” Comer who observes the same holidays
gage next to mine so that it ‘fell’ Sherreta recalled. However, “a many love stories over the 19 said, adding that Birthright and has similar traditions to
onto my 50-pound suitcase.” couple of months later, Natan years since its inception. In fact, was full of exciting memories me. Aspyn’s in AEPi, a Jewish
planned a road trip around the one in five Birthright alumni for the new pals. fraternity, so I’ll join him for
Shander, unfazed, continued States, so he took to Facebook to marry a fellow alumnus.” religious events they have.”
with her page, only glancing up call on all of his new American Perhaps the next relation- She continued, “Probably my
to move his bag aside. friends to show him around.” ship to support that statistic, favorite was being in the same “She is just the most fun per-
Sherretta was living in New our final Birthright love story boat when rafting in the Jordan son to hang out with,” he said.
“He quickly stuck his hand York at the time and “offered began over potato chips. River and ziplining together “The fact we even met constantly
in my face while my eyes him my couch to crash on Julia Comer, of Ocean afterward. We also walked blows my mind. It’s unbeliev-
weren’t glued to my book and through a market in Tel Aviv able it happened just because I
excitedly said, ‘Hi! I’m Jake.’” together looking for bucket hats decided to go on a free trip to
and fidget spinners.” Israel with some friends.” l
In the ensuing days, the pair
bonded during hikes through Those Birthright experiences
the Negev and historical tours
of Jerusalem. Officially a cou-
ple, they remained so even after
returning to the States, although
it has not always been easy.

“We survived a long-distance
relationship to make it to where
we are today: happily engaged,”
Shander said. The couple live
together in Conshohocken.

She added that while
celebrating Jewish traditions
remains important to the cou-
ple, it also adds complexity



Beat the Heat: Summertime Sheitel Tips

FA S H I O N Lena Fleminger and a sampling of sheitels Courtesy of Lena Fleminger the summer. I hardly wear a my sheitel more easily and is a
RACHEL WINICOV | JE FEATURE regular wig in the summer lot less hot.”
except for on Shabbos or a Do what works for you
IT’S HOT OUT there folks. special occasion.” Feel free to make physical
In Philadelphia, the average comfort a priority.
Gross added another option:
high temperature in July regis- “My go-to weekday look, “I just can’t stand having
ters a sweltering 87.1 degrees, especially at work, is my sheitel hair in my face,” said Gross,
according to the National in braided pigtails.” She jok- who has young children and
Weather Service. And with ingly added, “Am I too old also works with young chil-
humidity, it feels even warmer. for that look? Probably. I just dren. Comfort tends to be
can’t stand having hair in her main consideration when
While the weather poses my face.” thinking about summer hair-
issues for all, Jewish women Shorten your hair styling, but each person is
who cover their hair often “People can always wear short different.
encounter added struggle, as wigs in the summertime,” said
hair coverings like sheitels and Fleminger. “The short wig is “I’m not the kind of per-
falls can trap heat on the neck always going to be pretty com- son who is going to go to
and head. fortable and light.” the gym and wear a wig,”
Fleminger said. “I’m going to
Lena Fleminger, owner of Gross cut her natural hair wear a tichel or a scarf or
Lena’s Wigs (soon to be called short while leaving her wig a hat. Some people are not
Overstock Wigs), explained, long. Her look last summer comfortable doing that. These
“In the summertime, having of “a very short pixie cut was things, they’re dependent on
hair in your face, sticking to life-changing in terms of mak- age, usage, budget. I don’t have
the nape of your neck, it gets ing my sheitel less hot and more a lot of 65-year-old women
hot and uncomfortable.” comfortable.” coming in and wanting to buy
the messy bun look.”
She added that summer Wanting longer natural hair
weather can ruin women’s this summer, Gross explained How one chooses to
usual styling routines. her new style: “My real hair is cover her hair, Nochenson
so thick. I was really feeling said, “is completely up to
“It’s going to be a lot more hot and uncomfortable in my her. God wants us to keep
humid. If you have a wavy wig, sheitel, so I got an undercut. his mitzvos with joy, so if a
it’s going to increase in volume My hair still looks longish but woman finds joy in covering
and puffiness just like your the whole bottom is cut short, with a beautiful wig rather
own hair would.” so I don’t have all that thick than a beautiful hat, that is
hair on my neck. It fits under completely fine.” l
Fleminger, who has a back-
ground in publishing (and pop-up shop in Elkins Park summer heat in a wig. Local NAME: WWDB AM 860; WIDTH: 3.625 IN;
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former Exponent reporter), Merion Synagogue, where and Samantha Gross, both of 00084488
was drawn to the wig indus- she was married, Fleminger Merion Station, chimed in with
try because of the business remains a key player in the their experience.
opportunity. Philly sheitel market. Born in Try a new style
Philadelphia, Fleminger now “I have been covering my
“We started out as a wig lives in Baltimore but reaches hair since I got married, so it
consignment store. The wigs local customers through her is second nature to me. It is
that Orthodox women wear online store, which pairs definitely harder in the sum-
are thousands of dollars. When shoppers with a personal wig mer,” Nochenson said. “If it’s
someone doesn’t end up lik- consultant. extremely warm out, I usually
ing what she’s bought but she’s wear a scarf and not a wig.”
worn it for a couple of months, She added, “The majority
there is a resale opportunity.” of my customers are Orthodox Mixing up hairdos is
women, but I would say 30 something Fleminger also rec-
Then, a couple of the big or 40 percent are women who ommends. She highlights the
Orthodox wig manufacturers have cancer or alopecia. They ponytail fall trend as a new
got in touch with Fleminger, all suffer with heat in the sum- way to reduce heat, which
asking her to sell their mertime regardless of why they Nochenson wears.
overstock. cover their hair.”
Nochenson said, “I specif-
“That’s what we evolved Here are three tips from ically bought my pony fall for
into. We sell you a $2,000 wig Fleminger for managing
for $1,100, and we work with
the big manufacturers. It’s like
TJ Maxx or Nordstrom Rack.”

With a recent summer



‘Fiddler’-Inspired Show Probes Sharecropper History

T H E AT E R and struggles for racial equal- of Fiddler, set in Russia in 1905. The Garreville cast participates in a stage reading at the Kennedy Center
ERICA SILVERMAN | JE STAFF ity and social justice in the Nelson has six daughters, and in Willingboro, New Jersey.
story,” he said. Tevye has five.
A STAGED READING of Historic photo of a sharecropping family Photos courtesy of Ryk Lewis
a new musical inspired by Nelson is facing the threat “Nelson and Tevye are both
Fiddler on the Roof is coming to of physical violence against deeply religious men, and while
the University of Pennsylvania himself and his community, they are not dogmatic, their
Museum of Archeology and and the economic restraints of personal conversations and
Anthropology at 7 p.m. on being a sharecropper and the reflections with God drive how
July 27. perpetual debt associated with they view the world and how
it, Lewis said. A father, torn they make decisions,” Lewis
Set in a fictitious rural south- between tradition and change, said. “Both men are the pilots
ern town called Garreville he is coping with the danger of their families, but consult
in 1915, the musical, called of literacy in the black com- their faith in decision making.”
Garreville, is about a black munity, and dealing with the
sharecropper, Nelson, and the realities of being in a com- Steve Wright, who plays the
social changes encroaching munity that is separate and role of Nelson, is a Philadelphia
upon his daughters and his unequal. actor and a veteran of dozens
community. of local theater performances.
“The plot of the musical was Rising Philadelphia theater
The musical is produced by inspired by that of the Fiddler performer Camille Young
Brainchild Stageworx, founded on the Roof, while the setting, plays Nelson’s wife and matri-
by Ryk Lewis, writer, composer script and the music are com- arch, Estelle.
and director of the production. pletely different,” Lewis said.
The music, rich with blues, gos- The plot focuses on Nelson’s
pel and West African rhythms, Originally from Philadelphia, three older daughters, Mattie,
represents the African Lewis grew up in the city’s Abigail and Cora. Nelson, like
American diaspora. West Oak Lane section, close Tevye, empowers his daughters
to the Jewish communities to think for themselves and to
“We are aiming for pow- in Elkins Park and Glenside, base their decisions on their
erful historical accuracy, so which Lewis said influenced convictions. Nelson brings
while graphic turn-of-the-cen- his career and the plot devel- home Cornell, a student at a
tury racism is part of the story, opment of Garreville. Lewis, a historically black college, to
the traditions, resilience and singer and a musician, espe- teach his daughters to read.
triumph of the Garreville com- cially piano and percussion,
munity are inspiring,” Lewis was formerly a member the African Americans were
said. “The characters and their Philadelphia Boys Choir forbidden to be literate at the
struggles are very relatable — & Chorale. time, and it was illegal to teach
people can see their own lives them to read and write, a sit-
There are similarities between uation that was unfortunately
Nelson and the character Tevye coupled with cultural and
social norms limiting wom-
changing en’s education, Lewis said. In friend instead of having an comprehensive view of history.
addresses? Fiddler, Tevye’s daughters learn arranged marriage. His sec- The production company is
to read and write at a time ond daughter, Abigail, wants
DON’T MISS A when Jewish women were pro- to marry and move away from working to raise funds for a
SINGLE ISSUE hibited from reading Talmud his family. His third daughter, full-scale production.
and Torah. Cora, has fallen in love with a
OF THE white man. “The production will gen-
Keeping an unprivileged erate a conversation about
Call 215.832.0700 class in their place, often “Cora does not understand our shared history and strug-
or email [email protected] through violence, is a theme the implications of her deci- gle for racial equality and
in both Garreville and Fiddler. sion,” Lewis said. social justice,” Lewis said. For example, “Hitler modeled the
with your new address. “Many sharecroppers could In much of the South, inter- Nuremberg law off of the Jim
not read and signed unfair racial marriage was not only Crow laws,” he said.
contacts,” Lewis said. “Black illegal, but seen as a moral
people who could read were abomination. Intermarriage The staged reading is a per-
often beaten and terrorized was illegal in most states formance without costumes
by authorities, Ku Klux Klan until 1967. or sets. The cast will read
members and the community.” the entire script, act out all
Lewis approached the Penn the scenes, and sing all the
Nelson is coping with Museum about his produc- music, including some of the
change and must reconcile the tion and the museum agreed, choreography. l
decisions that his daughters expressing an interest in
make. His first daughter, Matte, developing ties with commu- [email protected];
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Torah Portion


‘Talking Donkey’ a Metaphor for July 19 8:08 p.m.
Soothsayers, Sorcery July 26 8:02 p.m.

BY RABBI SHLOMO RISKIN a study in contrasts between In a later generation, the strong and courageous, and suf- of God, Bileam was a sooth-
the legitimately earned proph- arch-rationalist Maimonides ficiently wealthy as to not be in sayer. Moses sought divine
Parshat Balak ecy of Moses and the venally calls all pronouncements need of monetary contributions truth while Bileam yearned for
“THERE IS NO sorcety for inspired sorcery of Bileam. emanating from supernat- from those seeking his advice. gold and silver.
Jacob, there is no magic for ural communications and
Israel.” (Numbers 23:23) The Torah understands insights — including the writ- Claims, and even what seem Bileam’s conclusion is most
that individuals may exist who ing and wearing of mystical to be empirical facts, of super- succinct and specific:
What is the true message of appear to have been born with amulets (kmeot) — “false and natural abilities by individuals
an entire Torah portion dedi- special powers: superior phys- vain,” bordering on idolatry who are not outstanding in “There is no sorcery for
cated to the hiring of a gentile ical strength, a phenomenal (Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Torah scholarship and piety Jacob nor magic for Israel. …
soothsayer to curse the Israelite photographic memory, sharp Hilkhot Avoda Zara 1:16 and dare not be taken seriously Behold the people shall rise up
nation — but who instead vision that can penetrate the Guide for the Perplexed, I:61). — at the risk of flirting with as a lioness, and lift up himself
becomes inspired to bless Israel thickest of partitions, intense idolatrous and even demonic as a lion, he shall not lie down
and portray the ultimate mes- concentration that can cause On this basis, Rabbi Yosef blandishments. until he eats of the prey, and
sianic destiny of Israel in the physical objects to explode Karo similarly dismisses all makes corpses of the wicked.”
most exalted and majestic of and perhaps even the ability to magical incantations as “not The truth is that the Bible is (Numbers 23:23–24)
poetic metaphors? bring messages from the dead. availing in the least,” but merely indubitably clear when it warns
exercising positive psychologi- us against seeking after any Rashi explains this verse
Are there indeed individu- There is even a difference cal influence upon individuals manner of magic or sorcery metaphorically:
als with true power to foretell of opinion amongst our sages in distress (Shulĥan Arukh, and exhorts us to be whole-
future events — and ought as to whether such phenom- Yoreh De’ah 179:6). hearted and pure in our service When individuals rise early
we seek out such individu- ena reflect actual occurrences of the divine (Deut. 18:9–14). for their Torah study, they
als to help us tackle difficult or are merely sleight-of-hand The Gaon of Vilna, on Our prophets did not major triumph like the lion cub, grab-
moments in our lives which trickery. the other hand, suggests that in futuristic prophecies but bing onto the commandments,
threaten to overwhelm us? Maimonides’ philosophical rather in inciting more ethi- wearing the ritual fringes,
When the Bible records study “misled or corrupted cal and genuine behavior; they reciting the Shema and putting
And if indeed Bileam is a King Saul’s last-ditch attempt him,” insisting that there are certainly did not take remu- on the phylacteries. They do not
superior human being with to discover his destiny by amulets and incantations, and neration for their words. eat before reciting the Evening
profound prophetic insights asking the witch of Endor to perhaps even communications Prayer. And they destroy the
emanating from a divine seek the counsel of the dead from the beyond, which are Any individual devoid of wicked as when they killed
source, why does the Torah Samuel — and she indeed pro- rooted in the sacred and the the proper — and difficult to Bileam the soothsayer.
triumphantly record the fact vides the true message that divine” (ibid., paragraph 13). acquire — intellectual and
that “Bileam ben Beor the “the Almighty will tear the spiritual prophetic attainments Numbers 23:24, as inter-
magician” was killed by Israel kingdom from your hands Perhaps the most import- who makes pronouncements preted by Rashi through the
with the sword amongst the and give it over to your friend ant and representative view on which even may appear to eyes of our sages; see, too,
corpses of our Midianite ene- David” — the commentaries the issue is presented by Rabbi be vindicated by future dis- Joshua 13:22.
mies during the conquest of are divided as to the factual Shlomo ben Aderet (Rashba, coveries is no better than the
Israel (Joshua 13:22)? truth of the account: Rabbenu Responsa 548), when he had “talking donkey” in our Torah We must search for God
Sa’adia Gaon accepts the bib- to judge the credibility of a portion; a prophet of God must by performing the com-
And why does our bibli- lical story as it is written, and Rabbi Nissim who claimed to first and foremost be a model mandments as sincerely and
cal text juxtapose the sublime Rabbi Shmuel ben Hafni Gaon have received messages from of Torah scholarship and piety. punctiliously as possible; going
poetry of Bileam with the insists that the witch of Endor an angel; the great Talmudic after wonder-workers or sooth-
seemingly ridiculous tale of the deceived King Saul (I Samuel scholar Rashba insists that Hence, the “talking donkey” sayers is at best a waste of
talking donkey? 28 and its Geonic commen- divine communication akin to may serve as a metaphor for all time and at worst flirting with
taries; see Radak, the end of prophecy can only rest on one soothsayers devoid of proper idolatry. l
From a certain perspective, chapter 28). who is truly wise and pious, qualifications of piety and
the entire portion of Bileam is intellect. Moses was a prophet Rabbi Shlomo Riskin is the chief
rabbi of Efrat.

Goldstein reflection of all men in power nor Looking forward to 2020, fair and balanced decisions former primary candidate. My
is it a reflection of the GOP, and Goldstein said, “It would bene- when they go to elect a new resignation should in no way
Continued from Page 9 that’s precisely why nipping it in fit us all a great deal if we clean chair this month.” be confused as confirmation
the bud was important,” she said. house of DiGiorgio’s leadership of these mischaracterizations.
Goldstein said, she’s still opti- “I hope that the new state elec- team and the power brokers DiGiorgio has not replied to I intend to rigorously defend
mistic about the future of the tions will usher in a new dawn for that have created an environ- a request for comment about myself against these assertions
GOP in Pennsylvania, even the state and local GOP, where ment where backroom deals the latest allegations against and protect my family, my col-
as its leadership is embattled the leaders picked will be there to and selling out to Democrats him, but he released a state- leagues, and the party from
by new claims that it did not truly serve, honor and help grow for contracts and other ben- ment when he resigned, saying, this private matter.” l
respond appropriately to other the party. Small holes sink great efits has become the norm. “A recent media report contains
complaints about DiGiorgio. ships and the GOP can’t afford I hope the Republican State gross mischaracterizations of [email protected];
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COMMUNITY / mazel tovs



Linda Joseph of Philadelphia announces the marriage Erica (Swirsky) and Sean Stein of Philadelphia
of her son, Keith Brandon Joseph, to Jamin Christopher announce the birth of their son Jordan Spencer
Morrison, son of Dr. and Mrs. John Morrison of Stein (Eitan) born May 24.
Greenwood Village, Colorado. Keith is the son of the
late Ronald Joseph. Sharing in the couple’s joy are grandparents
Mark Swirsky and the late Janet Harris, Linda
e ceremony took place on Oct. 27, 2018, at e Kennedy and Beth and David Stein. Jordan is
Union League of Philadelphia. Rabbi Julie Greenberg welcomed by his Aunt Laura (Henry) Gannon and
of Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir and Rev. W. Jarrett Kerbel Uncle Scott (Mindi) Stein and cousins Addison and Dylan Stein.
of the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, both of
Philadelphia, served as co-o ciants. Jordan is named in memory of his maternal grandmother Janet and his mater-
nal great-grandparents Sherrie and Stanley Harris and paternal great-grandfather
e wedding party included Keith’s sisters, Staci Sidney Stein.
Frankel and Heather Wiener, and Jamin’s brother, Ian Morrison. Other wedding
party members were Seth Behrends, Nathan Cardoos, Benjamin Du y, Dayna Jordan’s Hebrew name is in memory of his great-grandmother Eleanor Swirsky.
Finkelstein, Keith Frankel, David Glick, Beth Ho man, Alana Kaczmarek,
Brandon Maughan, Brad Nichol, Jessica Ohly, Michael Pearlman, Steven Pearlman, MAYA ELIANA SELTZER
Lara Rutherford-Morrison, Phillip Smith, Michele Socki, Jamie Tessier, John Van
Heest Jr. and Jason Wiener. Bradley Howells, Jason Lewis, Brian Michener, Mark Liora (Avitan) and Jeremy Seltzer, along with big brother
Robertson, Jeremy Tyler and Derek Ward served as ushers. Completing the wed- Leo Tuvya, of New York City announce the birth of their
ding party were Keith’s nephews, Ryan Wiener, Jake Wiener and David Frankel. daughter and sister Maya Eliana on June 4.

Keith is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, Sharing in their happiness are grandparents Linda
with a bachelor’s degree and a graduate of the Villanova University School of and Michael Avitan of Rehovot, Israel and Shari and
Law, summa cum laude. He is vice president and corporate counsel at Freedom David Seltzer of Huntingdon Valley and great-grand-
Mortgage Corp. in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. mothers Dorothy Brotman and Gerry Seltzer, along
with Doda Ronit and Dod Marc Alexander, Dod Yoni
Jamin is a graduate of Williams College, magna cum laude, with a bachelor’s Avitan, Aunt Stacy and Uncle Matt Seltzer, and cousins
degree, and a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Gabrielle, Avi and Jordana.
He is an assistant professor of medicine in hematology and medical oncology
at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the MD Anderson Cancer Maya Eliana is named in loving memory of her maternal great-grandfather
Center at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey. Norman (Meir Eliyahu) Brotman and her maternal great-grandparents Eliyahu
and Chana Avitan.
Keith is the grandson of the late Sidney and Pearl Sterling and the late Leonard
and Shirlee Joseph. Jamin is the grandson of the late Francis and Della Rose and COMMUNITYBRIEFS
the late Ernest and Miriam Morrison.
New NMAJH Documents Include FDR Speech
A er a honeymoon in Asia, the couple resides in Philadelphia. THE NATIONAL MUSEUM of American Jewish History announced it is
displaying in July a signed copy of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four
ENGAGEMENT Freedoms Speech, which will be on museum view for the rst time.

NATTER - FLEISCHACKER In addition, NMAJH is displaying original poster printings of Norman Rockwell’s
Four Freedoms and an illustrated print of the Declaration of Independence that
Carole and Howard Natter of Huntingdon Valley announce Philadelphia printer and newspaper publisher John Binns produced.
the engagement of their daughter, Gabrielle Faith, to Justin
Tyler Fleischacker, son of Tami and Andy Fleischacker of FDR’s speech served as his State of the Union address in 1941. It originally
Bedford, New Hampshire. belonged to his private secretary, Marguerite “Missy” LeHand. In the speech,
Roosevelt addressed a vision sustained by the four “essential human freedoms” of
Gabby earned a bachelor’s degree in pathobiology at the speech, religion, freedom from want and freedom from fear.
University of Connecticut, and then a master’s degree from
Je erson University in medical laboratory science and biotechnology. She is Local Weight Watchers Founder Dies
employed as a microbiologist for the New York City Public Health Labs. Weight Watchers of Philadelphia, Inc. co-founder J. Robert (Bob) Birnhak died
July 14 at his home, according to his family. He was 95.
Justin earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University
of Connecticut, then earned his law degree from Yeshiva University Cardozo Birnhak served as co-founder and co-director with his late wife, Marilyn Price
School of Law. He is an attorney at the law rm Paul Hastings in New York City. Birnhak, who died in 2018. ey founded the organization in 1964 in Mt. Airy
with eight members. Now known as WW Philadelphia, it serves up to 20,000
e couple is planning a November 2020 wedding in Honey Brook. members in southeastern Pennsylvania and southwestern New Jersey.

SHARE your engagement, wedding, birth, A Bronx native, he was a World War II veteran. A er the war, he joined the
Bar/Bat Mitzvah announcement and any other simcha on Queens County District Attorney’s o ce as an assistant district attorney. He also
served as an alderman in Queens and as a New York state assemblyman.
both and the weekly
Jewish Exponent newspaper for ... FREE. Birnhak sat on numerous boards, and his philanthropic works included the Jewish
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Mogen David Adom and American Associates of Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

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COMMUNITY / deaths



Harriet F. Aronson, of Delray Beach, Florida Ruth Evans (nee Wolf). July 8, 2019 pf Wyn- Reba Y. Hoffner, age 93, died on July 5, Julius Mark, age 77, died on July 7, 2019. Lillie Frank Bairstow Simons, 81, 5-24-1938
formally of NE Philly, passed away on July 7, newood, Pa. Wife of the late Jack. Mother of 2019. She was a retired administrative as- He was a retired used car dealer who resided to 6-30-2019, of Philadelphia, South Jersey,
2019. Loving wife to the late Ellis Aronson. Dr. Barry Evans M.D. (Beth) and Dr. Leonard sistant for the U.S. Army Signal Corps who in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. Father of & Asheville. Predeceased by parents Ben-
Adored mother of Jodi Aronson and Mitchell Evans D.O. (Denise). Grandmother of Adam, resided in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Be- Marnie Kennedy; sister of Elaine (Allan) Jaffe; jamin & Sallie (Litovsky) Frank, & daughter
and Rebecca Aronson. Cherished grandmoth- Samantha, Christopher, Melanie and Gabri- loved wife of Leonard Hoffner for 70 years; grandfather of Kyle Kennedy; uncle of Donna Pohl. Survived by sons Richard
er of Alexandra, Marisa, Justin and Max. Ser- elle. Great-grandmother of Jack, Max and loving mother of Jamie Komemi and the late Howard (Mya) Jaffe, Mark Jaffe, Dr. Fredric (Kathy) & Michael (Kay), daughter Janice, &
vices were held in Florida on July 10, 2019. Bryce. Contributions in her memory may be Jeffrey Hoffner; adored grandmother of Mi- Jaffe, and Brooke (Barry) Zwerling; and also brother Henry (Elaine). She surmounted
made to a charity of the donors choice. chael Komemi and David Komemi; and cher- survived by grand nieces and nephews. many difficulties to live 16 happy years in
GUTTERMAN WARHEIT ished great-grandmother of Hunter Komemi. Asheville, NC. She was an accountant for
MEMORIAL CHAPEL JOSEPH LEVINE & SONS Contributions in her memory may be made to GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S ARAMARK. Lillie was active at Senior Ops
The Jewish Federation of Greater Phil- RAPHAEL-SACKS and at other Asheville organizations. May her
BLITZ GOODMAN adelphia. memory be a blessing. We plan a scattering
MASLOW of ashes memorial on Skyline Drive, VA, on
Stuart Ivan Blitz, on July 10, 2019. Beloved Jerome Sydney Goodman, 84, passed away GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S 5-24-20. Info @ [email protected]
husband of Joann (nee King). Loving father peacefully in Boca Raton, Florida, with his RAPHAEL-SACKS Courtney Elizabeth, (nee Picker), 40, living in
of Felice Blitz (Peter) and Harry Blitz (Tina). family by his side. He leaves behind his be- Costa Rica, and formerly of Bala Cynwyd, PA, SOLOF
Dear brother of Janice Feldman (David) and loved wife of 62 years, Maxine, and his four KESSLER died Thursday, July 4, 2019. She was a be-
David Blitz. Devoted Pop Pop Stuart of daughters and sons-in-law: Sheri (Steve) loved mother, daughter, sister and friend. Betty Solof, July 4, 2019 of Marlton, N.J.
Kaitlyn and Amanda. Stuart was a retired Winokur, Amy (Jeffrey) Harrow, Karen Anita Kessler, on July 4, 2019. The former She is survived by her daughters, Ariel and Wife of the late Benjamin Solof. Mother of
Philadelphia Police Officer. Before becoming (Scott) Tarte, and Lynn (Jay) Roseman. He Anita Segal, wife of the late Frank Kessler; Demi; parents, David and Janice Picker; Eileen (Mark) Stefanowicz, Shelley (the late
an officer and after he retired, he managed was also an adored grandfather of 13 and a mother of Diana Rose and Bryan Kravitz; brothers, Alexander Picker (Erica) and Richard) Kaplan and Mark Solof. Grandmoth-
Simpson’s Jewelry Store. Contributions in his great-grandfather of two: Jason (Philip), grandmother of Lana McAuliffe. Contribu- Jonathan Picker (Tabetha); and former hus- er of Amy (Mark) Perry, Beth (Stephen)
memory may be made to the Police Athletic Samantha (Mike), Dana (Patrick), Ross tions in her memory may be made toThe band, Sande. Chappo, Jeffrey (Shayla) Stefanowicz, Jason
League of Philadelphia. (Amirah), Jordyn (Jesse), Evan, Grant, Brett, South Philadelphia Shtiebel, 1733-35 East Stefanowicz, Steven Dashkow and Sheera
James, Dean, Ryann, Kaity, Jack, Charley Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania WWW.WESTLAURELHILL.COM (Timothy) Gaskin. Great grandmother of Ant-
GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S Paige, and Holden Rome. He was a cher- 19148 on, Michael, Elijah and Lyla. Sister of Helen
RAPHAEL-SACKS ished brother to his only sister Joan and her SHAMBERG Seidel and Phyllis Wise. Contributions may
husband Gerry Lehrfeld. Jerry was born in GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S be made to American Heart Assoc.,
BOOTEL Philadelphia, and he spent his entire life in RAPHAEL-SACKS ALBERT SHAMBERG, on July 10, 2019. Hus- or a charity of the donor’s
and around the city and its suburbs. He band of Phyllis (nee Kleger). Father of Lisa choice
PHYLLIS BOOTEL (nee Beckman), on July 4, graduated from Philadelphia College of Phar- KRAMER Shamberg, Stacy Huyler, Brian Kleger, Belle
2019. Wife of the late Brian Bootel. Mother macy and Sciences, now called University of (Neil) Swartz and Bradley (Michelle) Kleger. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, INC.
of Marc and Jacki. Bubby to Tara, Chase and the Sciences. Decades later, he received an Goldie Kramer (nee Krangel), July 7, 2019, Grandfather of Morgan, Chase, Lauren,
Melissa. Beloved cousin, aunt and friend to honorary doctorate from his alma mater. 100, of North Wales, Pa. Wife of the late Dav- Jason, Jackie and Cole. Uncle of Jules Sham- Honor the memory
many. Contributions in her memory may be Jerry was trained as a pharmacist but be- id. Mother of Linda Kirson, Tina (Allan) Dab- berg. Contributions in his memory may be of your loved one...
made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. came an accomplished entrepreneur and row and Marsha (Michael) Prosini. Grand- made to a charity of the donor's choice .
business leader. He founded Saveway Phar- mother of Ellen Kirson, Gregg (Judy) Dab-
GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S macies, a pioneer in the discount pharmacy row, Amy Kirson, Melissa (Dr. Adam) Benn GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S
RAPHAEL-SACKS business which was sold to Rite Aid Corpora- and David Prosini. Step-grandmother of Adri- RAPHAEL-SACKS
tion. He later served as Chairman, President, anne Prosini and Erin (Joe) Faccenda. Also
BRILL and CEO of First People’s Bank of New Jer- survived by five great grandchildren. Contri- Call 215.832.0749 to
sey, one of the state’s largest regional banks. butions in her memory may be made to the J. place your memorial.
Jerome Brill (Zussy) of Abington died July 4, Additionally, he founded Cherry Hill Travel, NcNamara MD. Fund for Retina Research and
2019 at age 89. He was the husband of the which later became Travel One and was sold Education: Wills Eye Foundation 840 Walnut Solving Elder Care Law Issues with Respect and Compassion
late Myrna (nee Copman) for 42 years, the to American Express, and he also developed Street Phila., Pa. 19107.
father of Dr. Janice L. Miller, (Jeff) and commercial and residential real estate. Jerry (856) 616-2923 | (215) 546-5800
Robert F. Brill and grandfather of Harris and served on many boards, including US Health- JOSEPH LEVINE and SONS
Paulina Miller. Zussy was the son of the late care, Aetna, and that of his alma mater, CHERRY HILL | TURNERSVILLE | HAMILTON
Joseph and Yetta Brill, brother of the late PCP&S. His philanthropic interests included LUBELL TREVOSE | PHILADELPHIA | RADNOR
Selma Zucker and Pauline Weintraub. He is the Abramson Cancer Center at the Uni- ROTHKOFFLAW.COM
also survived by nephews Mike Zucker, Phil versity of Pennsylvania, where he and his Michael (Mickey) Lubell (75), born and raised
Zucker (Stephanie), Barry Weintraub, and family endowed a faculty chair, as well as in Philadelphia and former owner of “The REQUEST A FREE SENIOR GUIDE
niece Pauline “Pitzie” Linsky (Bruce). Zussy Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Longest Running Dinner Party On South
was the only member of his family to be born PCP&S, where a freshman dorm bears his Street”, Lickety Split Restaurant, passed
in the United States. He was a retired physic- name. But the pride he took in his substan- away, his family by his side, on July 5, 2019
al therapist who graduated the University of tial business accomplishments paled in com- in Denver Colorado where he resided since
Pennsylvania School of Allied Medical Pro- parison to the pride he took in his large fam- 2016. He will be lovingly missed by his
fessions, a life member of the American ily. Jerry, known as Pop to many around him, brother Steve (Toby), brother Gary (Elise),
Physical Therapy Association, a member of got his greatest pleasure spending time with nephew Brian Lubell (Karen) niece Lori Ven-
Old York Road Temple - Beth Am and a U.S. his children and grandchildren. He was a timiglia (David) and nephew Jesse Lubell. He
Navy veteran. In retirement he enjoyed his constant presence in their lives. His impact was adored by his two grand-nieces Shayna
visits to his family roots in Lithuania as well on his children, his sons-in-law, his grand- and Sierra and grand-nephew Adam Ven-
as visits with his beloved Tanta Malka. Con- children, and so many others around him has timiglia. His many friends and family will cel-
tributions in his memory may be made to the been immeasurable. He will be greatly ebrate his life in late September (TBD) in his
Yetta & Joseph Brill Holocaust Memorial missed, but he will never be forgotten. home town, Philly, which he so loved.
Fund at OYRT- Beth Am.
GORDON Deborah Marine (nee Siegel). July 5, 2019 of
COHEN Philadelphia, Pa. Devoted wife of the late
Jean Gordon, on July 8, 2019, the former Walter. Beloved mother of Hennie (Dr. Jef-
Leonard Cohen on July 7, 2019. Beloved hus- Jean Twersky, wife of the late Herman, moth- frey) Shore and Jack (Shelley) Marine. Proud
band of the late Sylvia Cohen; loving father of er of Bonnie Gordon (Barry Berg), Sid grandmother of Andrew (Jaclyn), Robin (Mi-
Jeffrey (Sherrie) Cohen and Alan (Lisa-Joy) (Susan) Gordon and David (Shani) Gordon; chael), Maximilian and Dakota. Great-grand-
Cohen; brother of Miriam Necowitz; adored also survived by 10 grandchildren and 7 mother of Emily and Blake. Contributions in
grandfather of Justin, Lindsay (Mitch), Max great-grandchildren. her memory may be made to Hadassah or
and Rachel; cherished great-grandfather of Jewish Federation of Philadelphia.
Quintin. Contributions in his memory may be GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S
made to Congregation Melrose B’nai Israel, RAPHAEL-SACKS JOSEPH LEVINE and SONS
8339 Old York Rd., Elkins Park PA 19027 or
to Multiple Sclerosis Society, 30 S 17th St.,
Suite 800, Phila. PA 19103.


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CAROL SHAW 2 plots in Mem. plaque Gdns. of Incorporation for a Domestic CEASED RIS, DECEASED. STATEWIDE ADS
Ocean Plaza Condo Nonprofit Corporation for SMJ Late of Philadelphia, PA Late of the Township of Nether Announcements:
OPEN HOUSE Gorgeous Ocean Views M-1, Lot 22, Spark were filed with the Common- Letters Testamentary on the above Providence, Delaware County, PA Free Two Night Vacation when
MARGATE Sites 1 & 2. Val. 10M. wealth of Pennsylvania. The ad- estate having been granted to the LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the you donate your old boat, car,
from this beautiful dress of the registered office is 654 undersigned, all persons indebted above Estate have been granted to truck, RV or jet ski. Help Boat An-
SATURDAY, JULY 20th 2 BD 2 Bath unit. Both for 5500.00. Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia PA to the estate are requested to make the undersigned, who request all gel help others. 800-700-2628
10:00AM TO 12:00PM Spacious and Modern Call Gil - 802 379 6883 19119 in Philadelphia County. This payment, and those having claims persons having claims or demands Miscellaneous:
Lots of parking(3 spaces), or Corporation is incorporated under to present same without delay, to against the estate of the decedent Dental Insurance: Call Physicians
8209 LAGOON DR. pool and security. ROOSEVELT CEMETERY the provisions of the Pennsylvania Geno Vento and Kevin Brady, Co- to make known the same and all Mutual Insurance company for
NEW PRICE! BEAUTIFUL 5 2 spaces in the Family Estate Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1988, Executors c/o their attorney: persons indebted to the decedent details. NOT just a discount plan,
BEDRM, 4.5 BATH MEDITER- $699,000 Sec. Sec M1; lot FE 103; as amended. Albert G. Weiss, Esquire to make payment without delay to REAL coverage for 350 proced-
RANEAN LAGOON FRONT HOME Must see! Sites 1,2 Bench, shrubs, Binder & Weiss, P.C. GARY K. HARRIS, EXECUTOR, c/o ures. 855-890-4914 or
WITH AMAZING WATER VIEWS! Call ILENE DANIELS markers inc, ESTATE NOTICES 1880 JKF Blvd. Ste 1401 Michael L. Golden, Jr., Esq., 1818
SPACIOUS FORMAL LIVING 609-442-1239 609-332-8906 Best Offer ESTATE OF BURNETT DOZIER, DE- Philadelphia, PA 19103 Market St., 13th Fl., Philadelphia, PA nn Ad# 6118
WONDERFUL VIEWS, BEAUTI- 609-822-3339 WANTED TO BUY Late of Philadelphia JAY SMITH, DECEASED. Or to his Attorney: A PLACE FOR MOM: The nation’s
FUL FAMILY RM WITH BUILT IN FLORIDA RENT LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on Late of Philadelphia MICHAEL L. GOLDEN, JR. Largest senior living referral ser-
BACK YARD PATIO THROUGH 2BR 2.5BA Fall and Winter 215-342-4536 ted to the undersigned, who re- CTA on the above Estate have been 1818 Market St., 13th Fl. experts today! Our service is
SLIDING GLASS DOORS. MAS- rentals by the month. Newly quest all persons having claims or granted to the undersigned, who Philadelphia, PA 19103-3608 FREE/no obligation. CALL 1-855-
TER SUITE HAS 2 LARGE WIC furnished and shows beautifully! WILL BUY ANTIQUES demands against the estate of the request all persons having claims 400-1032
AND LARGE SHOWER & JAC- All amenities, close to the beach! decedent to make known the same or demands against the estate of Estate of Penny Cheryl DeLeon Miscellaneous:
UZZI TUB. 3RD FLR. CAN BE 610-529-0730 INLAID & CARVED PIECES and all persons indebted to the de- the decedent to make known the DeLeon, Penny Cheryl late of Phil- Eliminate gutter cleaning forever!
CONVERTED INTO 2 ROOMS OR Oriental Rugs•Old Paintings cedent to make payment without same and all persons indebted to adelphia, PA. LeafFilter, the most advanced
AN EXTRA PLAY ROOM OR IN- INSTRUCTION Jewelry•Silver & Silverplated delay to CHARLES A. HALPIN, III, the decedent to make payment LETTERS of TESTAMENTARY on debris-blocking gutter protection.
LAW SUITE W/FULL BATH. THIS Watches•Clocks•Porcelain ADMINISTRATOR, The Land Title without delay to KAREN SYWULAK, the above estate have been gran- Schedule a FREE LeafFilter estim-
IS A MUST SEE! OFFERED AT EDUCATION PLUS WE PAY GOOD PRICES IN CASH Bldg., 100 S. Broad St., Ste. 1830, ADMINISTRATRIX CTA, c/o Harry ted to the undersigned, who re- ate today. 15% off and 0% finan-
$1,499,000. Philadelphia, PA 19110, Metka, Esq., 4802 Neshaminy quest all persons having claims or cing for those who qualify. PLUS
Private tutoring, all subjects, CALL ANYTIME Or to his Attorney: Blvd., Ste. 9, Bensalem, PA 19020, demands against the estate of the Senior & Military Discounts. Call
SUNDAY, JULY 21st elemen.-college, SAT/ACT prep. CHARLES A. J. HALPIN, III Or to her Attorney: decedent to make known the same, 1-855-569-3087
10:00AM TO 12:00PM SITUATION WANTED The Land Title Bldg. HARRY METKA and all persons indebted to the de-
8105 BAYSHORE DR. 7 days/week. 100 S. Broad St., Ste. 1830 4802 Neshaminy Blvd., Ste. 9 cedent to make payment without Place
BAYFRONT LIVING AT ITS Expd. & motivated instructors. SENIORS, NEED HELP? Philadelphia, PA 19110 Bensalem, PA 19020 delay, to Jeffrey A. DeLeon, c/o an
SUNSETS ON THE OPEN BAY. Personal Assistant - CEASED. Late of the Township of Lower Ave., Fifth Floor, Jenkintown, PA the
ENORMOUS DECK AREA WITH Licensed driver to as- Late of Philadelphia County Merion, Montgomery County, PA. 19046, Executor. Real
THIS HOME BOASTS 5 shopping, appts., read- above Estate have been granted to the above Estate have been gran- 101 Greenwood Ave. Estate
BEDRMS, 4.5 BATHS, FORMAL SMART CLEANING ing, walking, food the undersigned, who request all ted to the undersigned, who re- Fifth Floor Section
LIVING RM. & DINING RM., prep., socializing and persons having claims or demands quest all persons having claims or Jenkintown, PA 19046
FIRST FLR. MASTER WITH Free Estimates daily activities against the estate of the decedent demands against the estate of the CALL:
OPEN BAY VIEWS, HIS & HERS inside/outside of your to make known the same and all decedent to make known the same ESTATE OF ROSALIE MOSKOW,
WIC. GUEST WING FEATURES 267-584-0467 home. Will help you persons indebted to the decedent and all persons indebted to the de- DECEASED. NICOLE
ITS OWN BAY FRONT LIVING understand your bills, to make payment without delay to cedent to make payment without Late of Philadelphia County MCNALLY
MASSIVE STALL SHOWER. MIRRORED WALLS make telephone Executors c/o 822 Montgomery Av- BRAND, ADMINISTRATRIX, c/o Mi- above Estate have been granted to
WELL MANICURED LUSH BY JERRY GROSSMAN calls.for you. Support enue Suite 204 chael L. Golden, Jr., Esq., 1818 the undersigned, who request all or
LANDSCAPING FINISHES THE Closets Doors, Jacuzzi, Vanity, Services - Refs Call Narberth, PA 19072 or to attorney; Market St., 13TH Fl., Philadelphia, persons having claims or demands JESSICA
ELEGANCE OF THIS SUPERBLY Fitness area, custom shower Phyllis 215-886-4040 Dahlia Robinson-Ocken Esq. PA 19103-3608. against the estate of the decedent COOK
MAINTAINED MARITIME RESID- doors and enclosures, etc. Free 25 years experience, looking to 822 Montgomery Ave Or to her Attorney: to make known the same and all 215.832.0750
ENCE. ASKING $2,550,000 Estimate. Call 215-675-9633 come into your home with long Suite 204 MICHAEL L. GOLDEN, JR. persons indebted to the decedent
term and home health care with Narberth, PA 19072 GOULD YAFFE and GOLDEN to make payment without delay to
MARGATE MOVING/HAULING warm hands & gentle heart. 1818 Market St., 13th Fl. JAN MOSKOW, Executor c/o 822
NEW PRICE! SPACIOUS 3 ESTATE OF EVELYN BEATRICE Philadelphia, PA 19103-3608 Montgomery Avenue Suite 204
BEDRM, 3 BATH HOME WITH BNeOst RraTteHs aEroAuSndT1MpcOtVo IeNntGire Chanda Daniel BECKETT, DECEASED. ESTATE OF KENNETH F. STEVENS Narberth, PA 19072 or to attorney;
RECENT UPGRADES INCLUDES 215-983-5679 Late of Philadelphia a/k/a KENNETH STEVENS, DE- Dahlia Robinson-Ocken Esq.
BEAUTIFUL NEW KITCHEN & 2 home moved anywhere. Lic. Ins. LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on CEASED. 822 Montgomery Ave
LOVELY NEW BATHS, NEW dependable 215-677-4817 Caring & Reliable the above Estate have been gran- Late of Philadelphia Suite 204
WINDOWS & ROOF. GOR- ted to the undersigned, who re- LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on Narberth, PA 19072
GEOUS HARDWD FLRS., HUGE HOUSEHOLD GOODS WANTED Experienced & Trained quest all persons having claims or the above Estate have been gran-
DEN AND SO MUCH MORE. BONDED & LICENSED demands against the estate of the ted to the undersigned, who re- ESTATE OF WILLIAM TERRENCE
LIGHT & BRIGHT WITH FAB- DOWNSIZING decedent to make known the same quest all persons having claims or DONOHUE, DECEASED.
ULOUS YARD. $559,000 OR CLEANING OUT? Available 24/7 and all persons indebted to the de- demands against the estate of the Late of Philadelphia
PERFECT LOCATION! 1st FLR. 20 Years Experience cedent to make payment without decedent to make known the same LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the
CHARMER! WONDERFUL STU- 1 man's trash/another man's delay to BEVERLY HARRIS, AD- and all persons indebted to the de- above Estate have been granted to
DIO WITHIN STEPS TO THE treasure Very Affordable MINISTRATRIX, c/o Laura M. To- cedent to make payment without the undersigned, who request all
BEACH! BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN 215-477-1050 bey, Esq., 229 W. Wayne Ave., delay to THERESA CLEMONS, AD- persons having claims or demands
WITH GRANITE COUNTERS, Call Joel 215-947-2817 Wayne, PA 19087, MINISTRATRIX, c/o Michael D. Ra- against the estate of the decedent
TILE FLRS. THRU-OUT. THE Honest, reliable, experienced, Or to her Attorney: isman, Esq., 1845 Walnut St., 19th to make known the same and all
PERFECT GET AWAY! LOW CASH IN YOUR CLOSET INC. caring woman seeks job to clean LAURA M. TOBEY Fl., Philadelphia, PA 19103, persons indebted to the decedent
CONDO FEE $124,000 Licensed and Bonded house or to take care of your REIDENBACH & ASSOCIATES, LLC Or to her Attorney: to make payment without delay to
loved one. Will provide quality 229 W. Wayne Ave. MICHAEL D. RAISMAN FRANCIS A. ORR, EXECUTOR, c/o
VENTNOR ESTATE SALES cleaning and tender loving care. Wayne, PA 19087 PETRELLI PREVITERA SCHIMMEL, Mark T. Carlidge, Esq., 20 Ash St.,
CLOSE TO BEACH IN LOWER LLC Ste. 200, Conshohocken, PA
BEDRM, 3 BATH WITH HUGE HAYM SALOMON MEMORIAL Call Marcy at 267-608-2552 CEASED. Philadelphia, PA 19103 Or to his Attorney:
FAMILY ROOM. BEDRM AND PARK 2 cemetery plots(perpetual Email: [email protected] Late of Philadelphia Estate of Margaret A. Derricks MARK T. CARLIDGE
BATH ON 1st. FLR. LARGE care included). Section A/A, Lot SEEKING POSITION to care for LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the Derricks, Margaret A. late of Phil- NACHMIAS MORRIS & ALT LLC
ROOMS THROUGHOUT, DR, & 36C, Sites 3 & 4 Valued at 9,800. the elderly. 14 yrs exp. and excell above Estate have been granted to adelphia, PA. 20 Ash St., Ste. 200
EIK. MASTER BEDRM WITH Offered at 7,250. refs. Call 267-210-0054 the undersigned, who request all LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on Conshohocken, PA 19428-2089
SOAKING TUB & LARGE DECK, Leslie 610-220-9201 persons having claims or demands the above estate have been gran-
ADDITIONAL 2ND FLR. DECK LEGAL NOTICES against the estate of the decedent ted to the undersigned, who re- CORPORATE NOTICES
OFF BEDRM. EXTERIOR HAS TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD Notice is hereby given ARGENX US, to make known the same and all quest all persons having claims or ELYSE W. KAROL, INC. has been
FABULOUS DECK & ENCLOSED CALL 215.832.0749 INC., a foreign corporation formed persons indebted to the decedent demands against the estate of the incorporated under the provisions
H/C SHOWER, 2 ZONED under the laws of the State of to make payment without delay to decedent to make known the same, of the Pennsylvania Business Cor-
C/A,GARAGE AND SO MUCH Delaware where its principal office JOANN CLARK AUSTIN, EXEC- and all persons indebted to the de- poration Law of 1988.
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Photo courtesy of Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy

Pennsylvania state Rep. Steve McCarter spoke with On July 11, the Jewish Resident Council of Ann’s Choice hosted Naomi Adler, president and CEO of the
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Resident Adele Fricker with state Rep. Steve McCarter From left, back row: Bernie Roseman, Jim Sutton, Barbara Josephs, Mimi Travis and Sylvia Ziserman. From left, front
Photo courtesy of Federation Housing row: Ellen Newman, Phyllis Halpern, Naomi Adler, Joe Shrager and Ruth Lowenthal

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The Russian American Jewish Experience group of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia On July 14, Sivy Blume hosted an event celebrating the Friends of
visited Netivot, its partnership region in Israel. the Israeli Defense Forces in Margate, New Jersey.

RAJE group members in Netivot

From left: IDF Executive Director Tzvia Wexler, Timi Wolov, Sivy Blume,

Carol Summers, Jan Albert and Geri Fish Photos by Steve Rosenberg

Discussion in Netivot Photos by Tali Lidar

Summer is in full swing at Camp Kef at the Kaiserman JCC. From left: lan Klein, Sivy Blume From left: Tzvia Wexler and
and Susan Klein Carol Summers

As part of the Think Tank science program, campers Local teens involved in the Diller Teen Fellows program visited
Sdot Negev, its partnership region in Israel.
worked in teams to build bridges out of basic materials,

including plastic cups, Popsicle sticks and tape.

From left: Cara Resnick, Lily Bernstein and Isa Conte

Photos by Amy Krulik

Nicholas Bravato enjoys instructional swim at Diller Teen Fellows in Sdot Negev Photo by Tali Lidar
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