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— WHAT IT MEANS TO BE JEWISH IN PHILADELPHIA —
OF NOTE PCHR
OBITUARY Incident at
Al Chernoff JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF
Dies at 59
Outpouring of THE PHILADELPHIA JEWISH com- A sculpture by Steve Tobin of Bucks County is on display with “Forbidden Art,” a new Auschwitz-
support for Jewish munity was roiled in May when a video
vet. surfaced of children at a local mosque and focused exhibit at the National Liberty Museum. Photo by Eric Schucht
community center singing an anti-Semitic
Page 4 song in Arabic at an Umma Day celebration. National Liberty
LOCAL Now, the Philadelphia Commission on Secret Auschwitz Art
Human Relations has responded to that
Sixers Podcast controversy, detailing the structure of the ERIC SCHUCHT | JE STAFF in Philadelphia.
Grows in groups involved, their responses to the “Forbidden Art” was unveiled on Nov.
Popularity incident and future steps planned to pre- CREATED IN SECRET, its very exis-
Three Jewish guys vent a repeat. tence was a crime. Its discovery meant 11 as the National Liberty Museum’s lat-
host irreverent show. certain punishment. And now for the est exhibit. The traveling exhibition is
After being posted to Facebook on April first time it’s available for public viewing on loan from Auschwitz-Birkenau State
Page 8 22, the video in question was identified Museum in Poland and features 20
and translated by the Middle East Media
LOCAL Research Institute, a watchdog group based
in Washington, D.C. Their translation of
Anti-Semitic the song made national headlines and, as a
Flyers Found on result, Jewish communal leaders called for
South Street investigation into the incident.
reported of late. In a statement on May 22, the Muslim
American Society Islamic Center —
Page 9 known within the Muslim community as
Al-Hidaya masjid/mosque — wrote that
Volume 203090 the children singing the songs did not
Number 803 understand the meaning of the words.
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Local Jewish War Vet, Animal Advocate
Al ‘Alley Cat’ Chernoff Dies at 59
OBITUARY with expressions of disbelief knew everybody loved him,
MATT SILVER | JE STAFF and sadness from people all yes I did. It’s much more so
over the world. than I expected, but I did know
WHEN NEWS CAME of Al that he was well loved in the
“Alley Cat’” Chernoff’s murder “The cat rescue people, of community.”
at his home on Nov. 5, the reac- course his family, the veter-
tion online was overwhelming. ans, the interest that he had in The outpouring was
motorcycles — there were all fraught with questions after
For days, Facebook, Twitter, these interacting groups cir- Philadelphia Police announced
Instagram, Reddit and other cling him that intersected at early Nov. 9 that they had
social media platforms buzzed a certain point,” said Beverly charged a 14-year-old girl with
Levin, Chernoff’s cousin. “I Chernoff’s homicide.
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Al Chernoff loved cats and tatts. Courtesy of David Levin
I knew everybody loved him, yes I did. It’s
much more so than I expected, but I did know
that he was well loved in the community.”
Critical donations for Israel are needed “It was a very brutal mur- 15 years ago, no kids, was kind
please donate at the event or on-line der,” acting Philadelphia Police of on his own ... I didn’t realize
Commissioner Christine Coulter the reach that he had.”
CO-SPONSORED BY THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF JEWISH PHILADELPHIA said at a news conference.
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Uncertainties about the Chernoff was a 1977 gradu-
crime abound, but Chernoff’s ate of Northeast High School.
impact in the animal rescue Aside from an older sister who
community is not in doubt. died in infancy, Chernoff had
no siblings. An Army com-
“Ever since I posted the bat veteran, Chernoff worked
GoFundMe, so many people are for 38 years for the City of
telling me their stories about Al Philadelphia, most recently as
— ‘I rescued a cat because of Al’ a building maintenance super-
or ‘He helped me go to and from visor at the airport. But his real
volunteer events’ or ‘He helped vocation was helping cats — he
me go to a cat shelter,’” said was even featured on Nat Geo’s
Chernoff’s cousin, David Levin, reality show “Rescue Ink,”
who posted the crowdfund- about tattooed bikers fighting
ing request to defray funeral against animal abuse.
expenses and to assist with care
of Chernoff’s animals. “For a A longtime Rhawnhurst
single dude that was divorced native, Chernoff owned and
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Headlines Courtesy of David Levin was Al,” Shane Barbi told the Veterans Drizin-Weiss Post
Exponent. “A truly humble guy 215. “He recognized PTSD and
Al Chernoff rides one of his many bikes. that helped all the creatures knew that people with service
and humans that needed help. animals could become more
Literally would take the shirt calm and relaxed and more
off his back and so many took focused. In the Philadelphia
advantage of him and he didn’t area, I know of at least three
care. He said, ‘Well, if they service veterans who he
need it, I’m glad to help.’” helped hands-on (with service
Barbi’s husband, actor Ken
Wahl of “Wiseguy” fame, A preliminary hearing for
was also a Chernoff fan and the accused teen has been
shared with him his love of scheduled for Nov. 27, accord-
cats and motorcycles. “Ken ing to CNN.
and Al had a friendship and
bonded through the love of “We tried the best we could
kitties,” said Shane, adding to keep him family oriented
that Wahl called Chernoff because he had no parents, he
“his hero.” had no siblings and he had no
children,” said Beverly Levin,
Chernoff was also active David’s mother and Chernoff’s
in the Jewish war veterans first cousin. “He was with us
community. for Rosh Hashanah just last
month. We kept him as close as
“He went out of his way we could, because he was alone
many a time for people who in the world.” l
suffered what used to be called
shell-shock and what is now [email protected];
called PTSD,” said M.B. Kanis, 215-832-0737
Commander of the Jewish War
Al Chernoff, far left in backward cap, gathers with his family at Rosh
Hashanah 2019. Courtesy of David Levin
operated Alley Cat Animal Barbi, aka the Barbi Twins,
Rescue, through which he tweeted about Chernoff,
tended to Philadelphia’s feral lamenting his death and
cat colonies and practiced TNR claiming he was part of an
— trapping, neutering and online network of sleuths who
returning, a method to control helped identify murderer Luka
the feral cat population. Magnotta.
Awareness of his efforts “It was ‘Rescue Ink’ that
stretched from Philadelphia to first gave the reward and that
California. Models and animal- helped bring witnesses for-
rights advocates Shane and Sia ward [to give] a name. That
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Sisterhood Forms Cross-Cultural Bonds
LOCAL miles from Broomall. Most Members of Elders Circle and Temple Sholom’s Sisterhood hope this is the beginning of a lasting friendship.
MATT SILVER | JE STAFF were seniors, originally from Photo by Matt Silver
African nations where violent
EACH YEAR, the women of con ict necessitated that they dish, maybe crack an old joke as a second language classes aspects of overall health.
Temple Sholom in Broomall leave their homes, their com- that reminds them of home. and counseling services, sem- But many of the women
get together to kick o the munities and, in some cases, inars on basic computer skills
Sisterhood calendar — with their families. Settling in the It also helps the seniors and a variety of wellness pro- have taken with greatest enthu-
food and drink (no booze) and a Philadelphia area has provided do things that aren’t quite so grams focusing on di erent siasm to arts and cra s.
healthy dose of guitar-led song, a place to live that’s free from familiar — it provides English
courtesy of the ladies’ choir. war but o en absent the parts rough Temple Sholom’s
of home that ll the heart and
is year was no exception: feed the soul.
A er an abbreviated cocktail
hour, the Sisterhood almost at’s where Elders Circle
spontaneously broke into song. stepped in.
“Yellow Submarine” went into
“Sunrise, Sunset,” followed by Elders Circle, which oper-
“Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” ates under the auspices of
and, nally, the crowd favorite, Upper Darby’s Multicultural
“Sabbath Prayer.” Community Family Services,
began in 2015 to help provide
e only thing new this year community for senior refugees
is that the Sisterhood’s voices (most have been from African
were augmented by seven new nations and the Caribbean,
voices, voices of women with though Elders Circle is open to
origins many thousands of all). It’s a place to speak in a
familiar tongue, eat a familiar
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Congregants and guests hit the buffet at the 2019 Welcome Dinner.
Photo by Matt Silver
Yom Tzedek, the congrega- into the communities ... he’s SAVE THE DATE!
tion’s day of service and social encouraging that foundation of
action, and with help from the giving and giving back to the YESHIVA UNIVERSITY
Impact Center in Haverford, community.”
members of the Sisterhood OPEN HOUSE AND ISRAEL FAIR
visited MCFS’ campus and Temple Sholom’s congre-
Elders Center members during gants acknowledge that the FOR UNDERGRADUATE WOMEN
Sukkot. With the Sisterhood synagogue has become decid-
kickoff quickly approaching, edly more oriented toward Sunday, November 17, 2019
the ladies of Temple Sholom social justice and social action.
saw in the ladies of Elders FOR UNDERGRADUATE MEN
Circle a group of women look- There’s a real sense of giving
ing for community and saw in back to the community being a Sunday, November 24, 2019
themselves a group of women priority and we’re really trying
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Stevens. “We’ve had educational
The invitation was proffered forums on gun control, immi-
and duly accepted and, as an gration, hate and anti-Semitism.
added bonus, the Elders Circle Not to debate them but just
women brought their jewelry to bring issues to light so that
and handicrafts to bedazzle the there’s a common dialogue so
Sisterhood’s “gift garden.” that we can share and give back
to the community.”
“I bought this new necklace
from the gift garden tonight, and Those at MCFS and Elders
I absolutely love it,” Sisterhood Circle hope the event is the
co-president Donna Hendel said. beginning of a long and fruit-
Of course, the jewelry and
exotic fabrics were fun and color- “We’re grateful that they
ful but only an incidental part of wanted to support us and cel-
the evening. At the forefront were ebrate our seniors,” said Hawa
the values that lend meaning to Sweetie Moore, Elder Circle’s
community and sisterhood. coordinator and an outreach
specialist at MCFS. “Because
“Our rabbi, Peter [Rigler], the Elders Circle program was
has done a remarkable job over created mostly for immigrants
the past 10 years in encour- who came to America and were
aging our community to go lonely, with a lot of trauma
beyond our own four walls,” from war.” l
said Elyse Endy, a past syn-
agogue president. “He’s [email protected];
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Locals Host Wildly Popular Sixers Podcast
LOCAL fond of saying, Philadelphia is not live show. National media fig- From left: Andrew Unterberger, Mike Levin, Chu-Chu Maduabaum and
JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF a normal city, and the Sixers are ures have acknowledged the Spike Eskin. Just one of these men was briefly a Philadelphia 76er.
not a normal team. When Levin popularity of the podcast; in the
PERHAPS NOTHING better and his co-host, WIP Program jargon of RTRS, this is known Courtesy of Wayne Terry
explains the sensibility of “The Director Spike Eskin, decided to as “saying the name,” an end
Rights to Ricky Sanchez” pod- make their occasional radio show unto itself, and an instruction Eskin had long resisted sports picks to eventually hit on a fran-
cast than the name itself. a full-blown podcast back in 2013, given during the theme song radio — when he was in college chise-changing star, a necessity
the name was chosen on a whim. recorded for the show. at Syracuse, he found it unpleas- for an NBA championship.
Sanchez was a middling It was a silly name for an unbeliev- ant — and had gone into music. For some, it was at best con-
Puerto Rican power forward, ably niche podcast dedicated to a The show began to come He bounced around for a few troversial, and at worst a reason
acquired by the 76ers in a 2007 mediocre basketball team. together around 2012. Levin, years, and was at WYSP when to stop paying attention; in the
trade. In the NBA, the rights to who had been writing about the it went off the air in 2011. Since national media, it was treated
overseas prospects like Sanchez “From the title down, it set team for the Sixers blog Liberty then, he’s worked for the local as an affront to the very idea of
are often throw-ins to a larger the tone for type of nonsense Ballers for a few years, wrote CBS Radio-Entercom stations, competition.
transaction, nothing more than we’ve been doing,” said Mike a blog that denigrated Howard primarily with WIP, where he’s To the RTRS guys and their
filler. The team held his rights Levin, a writer for the TV show Eskin, the longtime WIP host the program director. As he was listeners, it became an ethos.
until 2012, when they traded “Perfect Harmony” and one of and Spike Eskin’s father. Spike doing a ton of behind-the-scenes Trusting “The Process” became
the rights to Ricky Sanchez to the regular co-hosts of RTRS. Eskin emailed Levin to tell him
the Memphis Grizzlies, Sanchez how funny he thought the article
having never played a single Seven years later, RTRS is, in was and, after some back and
game in Philadelphia. Eskin’s telling, the most popu- forth, Eskin invited Levin to call
lar single-team sports podcast in to his own late night show on
In a normal world, his name in the country. They’ve hosted WIP. Levin, who was working
would have little to no reso- 76ers players, executives and on “How I Met Your Mother” at
nance among even the most coaches on the podcast and, the time, began to call in late at
die-hard Sixers fans. in September, packed Franklin night from Los Angeles to talk
Music Hall (the former Electric basketball with Eskin.
But as the hosts of RTRS are so Factory) for their most recent
ME WEINERMAN work, he started to get back into shorthand for having, as Hinkie
sports journalism and radio, called it before resigning, the
first with Bill Simmons-lite longest view in the room. Any
game recaps, and then, podcasts. sort of real, sustained success
At first, the podcasts he would take patience, bumps and
appeared on were mostly “for a clear goal in mind. Years after
reps,” as he put it, a way to mas- Hinkie left, his best draft pick,
ter the cadence and rhythm of Joel Embiid, is one of the pre-
We are honored to be a part of the sports talk radio. But the more mier players in the sport, and
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. he did it, the more he enjoyed the coach he hired, Brett Brown,
it. It was in those days that is in his seventh year, with a real
Congratulations to the co-chairs RTRS was born, with Levin chance for a championship.
and everyone who helped to make and Eskin as the co-hosts. “Of course it was worth
the MAIN EVENT a huge success. It was, in their assessment, a it,” Eskin said, “not because it
dire time for the team. Though worked, but because it was the
Janna and Brent Weinerman there had been recent playoff right thing to do. It’s the right
appearances, the team seemed way to make any decision, ever.”
destined for mediocrity. Still, Lest you believe that this
the podcast was great fun. proof of having been correct
“It could have stayed the same about the Process would be an
500 people for six years, and I occasion for humility, consider
probably still would have done this: the words to the RTRS
it the same amount,” Eskin said. theme song largely come down
Soon after, Sam Hinkie was to variations of, “We were right.”
hired as the general manager of Through all the losing, the
the team. He quickly instituted podcast developed a bizarre set
a team-building framework of in-jokes and references that
that came to be known as The are impenetrable to first-time
Process, which involved hoard- listeners. They’ve ceremonially
ing draft picks and losing an banned and unbanned national
unfathomable amount of bas- sports media figures from
ketball games, with the hope appearing on the show for vari-
of acquiring enough high draft ous offenses, created something
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called “Re-Tweet Armageddon”
Anti-Semitic Flyers Found on Cars inand made layered, interest-
ing characters out of the local
South Philadelphiabusiness owners who sponsor
the show. Eminently forgetta-
ble players have become cult LOCAL written on pillars throughout A man was caught on video groups like the Ku Klux Klan
heroes. eir live shows are a the platform called to “Boycott leaving anti-Semitic yers on and Identity Evropa distribute
hard ticket, their apparel sells ERIC SCHUCHT | JE STAFF Israel” and “Make America vehicles in Evesham Township, their message through yers
out and once a year, they lead Great For Once” among other New Jersey, on Oct. 10. His as a means to remain anony-
a “Fly the Process” sojourn of ANTI SEMITIC, racist yers slogans. Above drawings of description is identical to that mous. Burstein referred to a
fans for a Sixers away game. were found on parked cars in a crossed-out swastika and a of a man who le anti-Semitic previous statement she made
If anything from the show South Philadelphia on Nov. crossed-out Star of David read yers in the area on Oct. 19, in response to those who say
has pierced the mainstream 7-8, Queen Village and Bella “Israelites Are e New Nazis.” also caught on video. Evesham distributing such yers is free
of sports fandom, it’s a contri- Vista residents told CBS3. In June, a man was caught Township Police Department’s speech.
bution from occasional third e page-long yer makes on video defacing three of investigation into both inci- “Just because that man who
mic Andrew Unterberger, who several false claims about the the six pillars at the Horwitz- dents is ongoing. is distributing the yers has
caught a mistake in a broadcast Jewish community and African Wasserman Holocaust In 2018, the ADL docu- the right to say what he is say-
closed-captioning that called Americans. Memorial Plaza. e man mented 1,187 incidents of white ing on those yers, we, as the
future 76er Nik Stauskas “Sauce “It was quite disturbing,” picked up a rock and etched supremacist propaganda dis- rest of the community, have
Castillo,” which has since become Betsy Oliphant Ross, who the letters “RBM” on two tributed in the U.S., a 182% the right and the obligation to
his nickname. Unterberger, found a yer on her car, told pillars and what looked like increase over the previous year. stand up and speak out against
known as “AU” on the show, is CBS3. “It was very racist, SS bolts, a known neo-Nazi/ at number was surpassed by the message on those yers and
a writer and editor at Billboard, anti-Semitic and I was very white supremacist symbol, on more than 500 in the rst nine to stand together for unity and
and writes for the RTRS in an disturbed someone was pass- the third. months of 2019. inclusiveness,” she said. ●
appropriately esoteric vertical ing it along South Street.” Recently, there have been Robin Burstein, senior
called, “If Not, Pick Will Convey The Philadelphia Police other reports of anti-Semitic y- associate regional director of [email protected];
As Two Second-Rounders.” Department said an investiga- ers distributed near Philadelphia. the ADL of Philadelphia, said 215-832-0751
Unterberger, like Levin and tion is ongoing.
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president of the Congregations of racist yers placed on cars on
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Gratz College as his rst real end,” the statement said. “ e
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Albom Shares Family Story at Kesher Israel
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MITCH ALBOM described it Bestselling author Mitch Albom signs copies of his new book at Albom with Chika, the little girl who changed his life
as the most personal thing he’s Courtesy of Mitch Albom
ever written. Congregation Kesher Israel on Nov. 9. Photo by Eric Schucht
“Finding Chika: A Little include “Have A Little Faith,” medical clinic for homeless from Columbia University Albom told the story of
Girl, an Earthquake, and the “The Five People You Meet in children. Graduate School of Journalism, Chika, a presentation he’s only
Making of a Family” tells the Heaven” and “The Next Person Albom, 61, was born in New followed by an MBA from given a few times before. A video
story of an orphaned Haitian You Meet in Heaven.” He’s Jersey. He earned a bachelor’s Columbia Business School. monitor displayed photos and
girl who forever changed his also founded nine charities in degree at Brandeis University He moved to Detroit in 1985 videos that drew both laughs
life. Released on Nov. 5, the Detroit, including a 24-hour in 1979 and a master’s degree where he became a sports jour- and tears from the crowd.
book was the focus of his pre- nalist at the Detroit Free Press. Albom’s talk began with
sentation at Congregation
Kesher Israel on Nov. 9.
The writer received national
acclaim for his book “Tuesdays
with Morrie,” which spent
four years on the New York
Times bestseller list. The 1999
film version won four Emmy
awards, including best TV film,
director, actor and supporting
actor. Albom’s other books
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multiple times during his 1.5 million displaced. A few
childhood and, at one point, days later, he was approached by
resided in Philadelphia’s a Detroit-area pastor who was
Society Hill, where the ado- concerned about an orphanage
lescent Albom attended Akiba on the island. Unable to call, he
Hebrew Academy, now known had no idea if the children were
as Jack M. Barrack Hebrew dead or alive.
Academy. His parents became A few weeks later, Albom
friends with Lewis Cohen, a was able to arrange for a small
Kesher Israel congregant. plane to fly them to Port Au
This year marks the 125th Prince. What he saw upon
anniversary of the Society Hill landing has stuck with him. He
congregation’s formation. For said people covered in white
the occasion, Cohen reached dust walked around like zom-
out to Albom, asking him to bies, searching for water and
speak at a fundraiser. begging for food. The smell
“I would do anything for of dead bodies filled the air.
him; he’s a great guy,” Albom Miraculously, the orphanage
said of Cohen. “But then when survived but was in poor shape.
he told me about that particu- So Albom began work
lar synagogue and the history improving it.
that it had, how far back it went Three days before the earth-
and the struggles that it had quake, a young girl named
along the way to stay relevant Chika Jeune was born. She
and thriving, I thought any spent her first three years liv-
way that I could help that I ing in poverty, then her mother
would be happy to do. That fact died giving birth to her brother.
that it coincided with my book Chika was then taken to the
coming out was more coinci- orphanage, which at that point
dence than anything else.” been taken over by Albom and
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for Chika, and even took her you have love, you are a fam-
to Disneyland. At home, they ily and that was the biggest
played games like “Flu y Cozy takeaway from the book.” ●
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Turtles Found With Shells Painted With and the first Jewish person elected Speaker-designee Market vendors have to agree to remain open
Swastikas Near Seattle in our 400-year legislative history — but it doesn’t for the entirety of the event, according to the
SEVERAL TURTLES WERE found in a park define me. When I joined this body less than 10 Manchester City Council.
outside Seattle with swastikas painted on their shells years ago, I was the only mom serving with school-
— and they’re proving difficult for local animal aged kids,” Filler-Corn said in a statement. “We have “Although we understand that this was due to
control officers to catch, JTA reported. come so far since then. We have the most diverse religious restrictions on work on those days, the
House Caucus in our history, which includes cultural, trader had originally agreed for their stall to be open
Local TV station KIRO said federal help was called gender and geographic diversity.” throughout,” a council spokesman said. “It would be
in to help catch the turtles at Gene Coulon Memorial detrimental to the wider market for any stall to close
Beach Park. The swastikas apparently were painted in Democrats won a majority in the state house on on two of the busiest days throughout the season.”
the wrong direction. Nov. 5, the first time in 20 years.
Four Sentenced in 2016 Death of
The park hosted a rally against hate on Filler-Corn serves on Washington region’s Ukranian Rabbi
Nov. 9. American Jewish Committee chapter board of Four people were sentenced to prison for the 2016
directors. fatal assault and robbery of Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi
“This inhumane and offensive act has no place in Menachem Mendel Deitsch in Zhytomyr, Ukraine,
our community,” according to a tweet from the local Market Stall Denied Because Kosher JNS.org reported.
office of the Anti-Defamation League. Restaurant Won’t Open on Shabbat
Organizers of a Christmas market in Manchester, Two Ukrainian men received sentences of nine
Virginia House of Delegates to Have England, denied a kosher restaurant a stall because it and 11 years in prison, respectively, while two
First Female, Jewish Speaker wouldn’t open on Shabbat. JTA reported. women, who were minors at the time, received seven,
Democrat Eileen Filler-Corn, 55, of Fairfax County, according to anash.org.
Virginia, was chosen as speaker by the Virginia Discrimination was alleged by the owner of Ta’am
House’s incoming Democrats on Nov. 9, making her Grill and Deli in Prestwich. Deitsch, who was a longtime Chabad emissary
both the first female and first Jewish speaker in the to France and Israel, was assaulted and robbed at
state’s history, JTA reported. “The Manchester Jewish community has nowhere Zhytomyr’s train station on Oct. 7, 2016. He suffered
kosher to eat in the city center, permanent or not,” brain trauma and, despite surgery and a transfer to
Filler-Corn, who is the minority leader, has served owner Martine Vaizman told the Jewish Telegraph. Israeli hospitals, never regained consciousness before
in the state General Assembly since 2010. “We can’t even feel normal at the Christmas markets dying April 15, 2017 in Jerusalem. l
because there is not one food stall we can eat at.”
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Boarding School Debuts in Trump Heights 3,000 people in each direction. 16 will strive to reduce congestion at the city’s
THE FIRST RESIDENTS of Trump Heights The project is designed to provide easier access to entrance. It will serve traffic coming to the city from
in the Golan — several hundred teenagers from the west and south and improve access to Begin
troubled homes — arrived in the settlement on Nov. 7, the Western Wall and the Old City’s southern side Boulevard.
JTA reported. while easing Old City pedestrian congestion. The
Ministry of Tourism estimates 135,000 people visit The five-kilometer highway is expected to open
A boarding school for underprivileged youths in the Old City weekly. in 2022 or 2023. It will connect Route 1 from the
Israel designed to prepare teens for service in the Motza area to Givat Shaul and to Shmuel Bait Street
Israel Defense forces debuted that day. “The Western Wall is not currently accessible in Jerusalem.
enough to the public at large. For 2,000 years we
The Golan Heights, which Israel seized in 1967 waited for the Western Wall and it shouldn’t be that Tunnels are planned beneath the Har Nof and
from Syria, was recognized by the United States crowding and congestion will prevent people from Yefe Nof neighborhoods, and the highway will
in March, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin reaching the Western Wall to pray, stroll around include interchanges at Motza, Nahal Revida and
Netanyahu named the town in gratitude after and take part in military and national ceremonies,” Bait Junction.
President Donald Trump. It is the second Israeli Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon said.
town named after an American president, the first Quentin Tarantino Rents North Tel Aviv
being Kfar Truman. The cable car’s route will take it above Bible Hill House, Rumors Abound
(Givat Hatanakh) and the Valley of Gehenna, skirt Director Quentin Tarantino and his pregnant Israeli
About 20 families are slated to move to Trump the Diaspora Yeshiva on Mount Zion and the Church actress/model wife, Daniella Pick, apparently have
Heights next summer. of St. Peter in Gallicantu and above the Ein Hilweh rented a house in North Tel Aviv, The Jerusalem Post
neighborhood before ending near the Western Wall. reported.
Western Wall Cable Car for Jerusalem
Approved by Housing Cabinet Work to Start on New Entrance Road to That has fed rumors that the couple plans to have
A Ministry of Tourism plan for a cable car from the Jerusalem Slated to Open in 2022 or 2023 and raise the baby in Israel.
old Jerusalem railway station to Jerusalem’s Western Construction is slated to begin on a new entrance
Wall was approved Nov. 11 by the Housing Cabinet, road to Jerusalem, The Jerusalem Post reported. The couple married in Los Angeles about a year
Globes reported. ago and announced the pregnancy in late August.
Permits for the road, which will enter from the
The cable car will have 73 cars, travel more than west, were issued to developers on Nov. 10. Tarantino, 56, has said he plans to stop
1.4 kilometers and have the capacity to transport making movies soon and was spotted in Tel Aviv in
With an estimated cost of $286 million, Highway September with Pick, 36. l
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PCHR American-Islamic Relations difference between the two entities had overlapping staff at Philadelphia, had not seen
chapter in Philadelphia, to divisions, and presented a any point was not the focus of PCHR’s letter detailing its find-
Continued from Page 1 lead anti-bias workshops on bullet-point list of findings. our inquiry.” ings. But Baron-Baer did speak
Judaism and anti-Semitism for The PCHR, the letter read, highly of MAS Philadelphia’s
Further, the statement said, all staff. “learned from MAS National Aside from that assertion, response to the incident itself.
the two girls reading aloud a that the Leaders Academy, the the rest of the PCHR letter
speech that, among other vio- The incident drew the organization that taught the described MAS Philadelphia’s “There was no question
lent declarations, decreed that attention of the PCHR, which class and created the video at response over the next few that they did a very detailed,
“we will chop off their heads, is broken into two divisions: the Masjid, was not affiliated months, including written and complete and what appeared
and we will liberate the sor- the Compliance Division, a with MAS Philadelphia.” spoken condemnation of the to be very heartfelt apology,”
rowful and exalted Al-Aqsa law enforcement arm that performances from leaders and she said. “The individual who
Mosque,” did not understand investigates claims into discrim- A recent op-ed, published the hiring of Bender. was supposedly responsible for
what they were saying, either; ination, and the Community on JNS.org, takes issue with the music selection and what
rather, the speech selection Relations Division, which this claim. The writer, Sam “The PCHR has remained in occurred stepped down.”
was “primarily sought to high- serves as a mediating party in Westrop, provides evidence contact with the Masjid. Last
light the children’s capacity to “neighborhood conflicts” and that MAS Philadelphia and month, the chairperson of the “But, I have also said,” she
read and project Arabic rheto- “intergroup tension,” according Leaders Academy “have shared PCHR met with the Masjid’s continued, “that even though
ric; however, they have not yet to its website. officers, an accountant and even board leadership to follow up we were told the children
mastered enough grammar to a mailing address” in the past. on their next steps,” Landau couldn’t and didn’t under-
comprehend the words.” In this case, the Community When asked about Westrop’s said in an email. “PCHR lead- stand what they were saying,
Relations Division was asked to contention, Landau responded: ership will be meeting with a that that is not an excuse. It
The teaching aide who investigate. “Through our investigation, we larger group from the Masjid is incumbent on the adults in
selected the songs, the state- learned that there are three and the Leaders Academy, as the room, the teachers in the
ment read, belonged to Leaders On Oct. 7, in a let- distinct entities: Al-Hidaya, well as interfaith leaders, next room, to determine right and
Academy, “an independent ter responding to a Sept. 12 the Masjid; MAS Philadelphia, week to outline further train- wrong and what is appropriate
and separate organization gov- inquiry from U.S. Reps. Lee the cultural arm of the Masjid; ing and education plans going for children, and that was not
erned by its own board.” The Zeldin and Scott Perry about and the Leaders Academy, the forward.” done in that case.” l
aide resigned, and the organi- the results of the investiga- academic/educational arm of
zation enlisted Jacob Bender, tion, PCHR Executive Director the Masjid. Whether these Nancy Baron-Baer, outgo- [email protected];
president of the Council on Rue Landau and chairperson ing regional director of the 215-832-0740
Sally Baraka explained the Anti-Defamation League of
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Liberty Liberty Museum CEO Gwen Piotr Cywiński, director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, displays a lithograth. Photo by Eric Schucht
Borowsky’s friendship with Lewis
Continued from Page 1 Gantman and Joseph Finkelstein. “Forbidden Art” will be on dis- A statue of a prisoner, unknown sculptor, Auschwitz 1940-’45.
The two are Philadelphia- play at the National Liberty Courtesy of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
enlarged photographic repro- based board members of the Museum until April 12.
ductions of original art created Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial
by prisoners at Auschwitz from Foundation and pitched the idea On Veterans Day, a press
1940-1945. of hosting “Forbidden Art” more conference was held to mark the
than a year ago. opening of the exhibit. Those
The photographs are present included director gen-
framed inside wooden dis- Borowsky said it’s unusual eral of the Auschwitz-Birkenau
play panels, which Paweł for the museum to host Foundation Wojtek Soczewica,
Sawicki, Auschwitz-Birkenau a traveling exhibit due to director of the Auschwitz-
State Museum’s press officer, size constraints. However, Birkenau State Museum Piotr
said are reminiscent of the “Forbidden Art” was a good Cywiński, veteran and Dachau
camp’s barracks. Each photo fit, both in the sense of space liberator Don Greenbaum and
is accompanied by text adding and theme, tying into the Finkelstein, whose parents
historical context. museum’s celebration of the were both Auschwitz survivors.
pursuit of freedom in the face
Many artists were impris- of adversity. Along with the “The forbidden art of
oned at Auschwitz and were 20 photographs, the museum Auschwitz exhibition is a pow-
commissioned to create art has put on display three glass erful reminder of the evil of
like landscape scenery to dec- sculptures from its own inven- the Nazis and their collabo-
orate their homes. These kinds tory, including a piece created rators. Through this art, we
of works are not part of this by artist Steve Tobin of Bucks recall and remember the inno-
exhibit. What’s on display in County. Borowsky said those cent Jews who were tormented,
“Forbidden Art” is depictions works help to tell the story gassed, slaughtered, burned
of paintings, sketches and of Auschwitz. and murdered in the Holocaust
sculptures made by prisoners or Shoah. These drawings and
in secret, showcasing the real- “The takeaway message sculptures, many clandestinely
ities of camp life. is about breaking the silence made by prisoners, show us the
and speaking out. While this desperate plight of the inmates
“Forbidden Art” shows the occurred 75 years ago, it is still as well as scenes of camp life,”
human need to create art and going on and there’s a lot of Finkelstein said. “The oppor-
explains how and why it could silence, and there should not tunity to view these, knowing
exist in a place like a Nazi be,” Borowsky said. “My goal is how and where they were made
concentration camp. None of people come here and under- and by who, is moving, and
the original art is on display stand the impact of silence 75 is a sacred and holy moment
at the Auschwitz museum years ago and from then on for us.” l
because Sawicki said it’s too today and going forward.”
fragile and delicate to display. [email protected];
So seeing the photographs in Next year marks the 75th 215-832-0751
“Forbidden Art” is the closest anniversary of the liberation
possible experience to viewing of Auschwitz and other muse-
the originals. ums are hosting exhibits for
Sawicki said the exhibit was
created years ago as an educa- For example, “Auschwitz.
tional tool for those unable to Not long ago. Not far away” will
visit Auschwitz. He said telling be on display at The Museum
the story of the art brings to of Jewish Heritage – A Living
life a different aspect of the Memorial to the Holocaust
camp’s history. in New York City through
August. The exhibit is the
“Art is a part of the story largest Auschwitz exhibition
of Auschwitz that is not well ever put on display in North
known because it’s somehow America, with more than 700
outside of this main histor- original objects and 400 pho-
ical narration,” Sawicki said. tographs. Artifacts include an
“The art is their way of fighting original German freight train
against the dehumanization of car used to transport prisoners
the concentration camp. And to the camp, an SS gas mask,
the choice of the artworks for part of the original prisoner
this exhibition allows us to barracks and more.
talk about different dimensions
of this.” But for those looking for
something closer to home,
The exhibit came to the
museum as a result of National
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Sh’ma Falls Silent
FOR 50 YEARS, Sh’ma was — or enough thought leaders — of journalism generally, and rise of the liberal Jewish center, institution, and who are strug-
a journal that asked questions to have the kind of impact on the the delicate state of Jewish an open, multidenominational gling with a new set of issues.
and promoted discussion about communal discourse we sought journalism, in particular. It approach that brought together They will undoubtedly create
Judaism and the Jewish world, to have? We have tried to meet also recognizes that journals Jewish thinkers from across the their own publications, their
exploring ideas that challenged the challenges of a changing of ideas tend to reach a small religious spectrum for thought- own labors of love, to debate
conventional, mainstream readership, most recently part- audience, are financially fragile ful, pluralistic conversations the questions of their age.
Jewish thinking. When it was nering with the Forward, in the and are more akin to a labor of that were of particular interest
announced last week that the hopes of increasing distribution. love than they are to a business. to an expanding and intellec- “Perhaps (Sh’ma’s) ending
next issue of the publication Unfortunately, despite investing Sh’ma was launched in tually curious post-World War serves as a metaphor not for
— which migrated in recent significant resources and effort, 1970 by theologian and educa- II Jewish community. It had a American Jewish failure, but
years from print to the web — Sh’ma struggled to transcend its tor Rabbi Eugene B. Borowitz. good run. for American Jewish success,”
will be its last, it prompted the said Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin,
continuation of an important But now we are experiencing the next new Jewish wave — a post-print senior rabbi of Temple Solel in
conversation about the mar- generation dominated by young Jews who don’t necessarily subscribe to a Hollywood, Florida. “It lasted
ketplace of ideas and thought particular Jewish movement or institution, and who are struggling with a as long as it could have, and
within the Jewish community. new set of issues. as long as it should have. It did
not die until it had spawned
The journal’s backers at the original print format and attract True to its time, it reflected the But now we are experi- intellectual and spiritual chil-
Lippman Kanfer Foundation new readers in today’s digital generational change in Jewish encing the next new Jewish dren and grandchildren.”
for Living Torah explained their world.” life brought on by baby boom- wave — a post-print generation
decision to pull the plug this way: That very frank assessment ers — a rising population of dominated by young Jews who We look forward to the
“At the foundation, we asked tells you much of what you post-immigration, post-Yiddish don’t necessarily subscribe to a growth of new and exciting
ourselves whether our support need to know about the state Jews. It marked the intellectual particular Jewish movement or outlets for the continuing
for the journal was commensu- exchange of Jewish thought and
rate with our spending: Was the wisdom and are thankful for
journal reaching enough readers the 50 years of inspiration from
Sh’ma and its contributors. l
Updated Hate Crime Laws a Welcome Change
On Oct. 30, I was proud to of Life complex in Pittsburgh update outdated laws to pro- another: My father, is greater
stand shoulder to shoulder with were murdered and six other tect LGBTQ and disabled than your father. When a king
state Reps. Dan Frankel and Ed congregants wounded? people; increase civil and stamps several coins with one
Gainey and state Sens. Larry Torah informs us to treat criminal penalties for hate seal, they are all similar to each
Farnese and Jay Costa, along others the way we want to be crimes; provide education for other. But Adonai stamped all
with other religious leaders, to treated; Leviticus Chapter 19 those who have been convicted people with the seal of Adam
announce new legislation that specifically speaks to ethi- of these crimes and improve the first man, as all of them are
will update Pennsylvania’s hate cal behavior, calling for just, Pennsylvania’s tracking of hate his offspring, and not one of
crime laws to address our com- humane and sensitive treat- crimes and hate criminals. The them is similar to another.
munity’s most dire concerns. ment of others, culminating legislation would also create a
in verse 18, v’ahavta l’ra’acha private right of action for civil Therefore, since all human-
Acts of anti-Semitism and ity descends from one person,
BY ROBIN SCHATZ other hate crimes damage the Hate crimes are on the rise and, for too long, each and every person is obli-
fabric of our society and frag- Pennsylvania’s infrastructure has been ill gated to say: The world was
HATE CRIMES ARE on ment communities. Over the equipped to respond. created for me, as one per-
the rise and, for too long, past two years, the FBI has son can be the source of all
Pennsylvania’s infrastruc- recorded a substantial increase kamochah, ani Adonai. “You rights violations and create a humanity, and recognize the
ture has been ill-equipped to in the number of crimes perpe- shall love your neighbor as reporting system for postsec- significance of his actions.
respond. trated against Muslims, Sikhs, yourself.” Indeed, the great ondary education institutions.
African-Americans and Jews. sage Hillel stated that this The Talmud teaches that It is through these teachings
As the director of govern- commandment is the basis of Adam the first man was cre- that the JCRC grounds its work.
ment affairs for the Jewish Who can forget the mass the entire Torah. ated alone, and this was done Every day, we work to cultivate
Community Relations Council shooting in El Paso where The bills being introduced due to the importance of main- relationships and partnerships
of the Jewish Federation of Mexicans were targeted, or by Frankel, Gainey, Costa taining peace among people, so with different faith and ethnic
Greater Philadelphia, I’ve the murder of nine mem- and Farnese will expand and that one person will not say to communities in order to work
had the good fortune to work bers of a historically black on issues of shared concern
closely with state legislators on church in Charlestown, South including bigotry, anti-Sem-
ways to keep Jewish and other Carolina, or our own tragedy itism, systemic racism,
minority communities safe. in Pittsburgh where 11 peo-
ple worshipping at the Tree See Schatz, Page 18
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On Tree of Life Yahrzeit, KVETCH ’N’ KVELL
Pittsburgh Mayor Looks Back On Jewish Citizenship
THE OP-ED “Expressions of Gratitude Beyond ‘Thank You for
BY BILL PEDUTO it just became a part of me. It’s manifested itself and continues Your Service’” written by Leon S. Malmud (Nov. 7) is an excel-
not something you would ever to do so. There is so much sup- lent presentation.
THE DEPTH OF the Tree of think about when running for port and love that is there for
Life tragedy hit home immedi- an elected position. But having our Jewish neighbors. The statement, “United States is the first nation in post-bib-
ately. I knew within minutes that gone through it with families lical history to have granted equal citizenship to Jews upon its
morning I would know some of that have lost loved ones to gun For Pittsburgh I think there founding in 1776,” however, may be subject to discussion.
the victims, having been to the violence, being in living rooms is an overall understanding that
synagogue for events for over with mothers who would never we are forever etched into his- Ottoman Turks not only generated and maintained a refuge
20 years and knowing friends their sons come through the tory, just as Dallas is with JFK to hundreds of thousands of Jews fleeing oppression they faced in
who belonged to three congre- door again — Oct. 27 just and Memphis is with MLK, and Western Europe in general and Spain in particular during 14th
gations. I spent that week with brought all of that back in a that Pittsburgh will be forever and 15th centuries, but also granted them equal citizenship as
as many of the victims’ families very different way. known for this horrific incident. the Jews were skilled and productive people along with demon-
as I could, who invited me to be We have to be able to find a way strating loyalty to their new home. They were appreciated by the
a part of their mourning. And I think it was the level of evil to create a good from that, some- Sultans then ruling the lands where the Jews were discriminated
since that time I’ve tried to stay that impacted me. It not only thing that resonates with our and oppressed by the previous rulers of different empires.
in touch and to see if there is was the magnitude of the num- stronger-than-steel image that
anything they need. ber of lives lost in a moment, but allows us to say that although We, of course, may discuss the concept of citizenship within
how and where and why. What this happened on this day, and the perspective of its being understood today, as the people in
happened went beyond the bor- we’ll never forget the lives that the previous centuries have been more likely to be the subjects of
ders of the city of Pittsburgh and were lost, we will search to find their rulers rather than constituents of their governing leaders.
resonated around the world. a positive outcome. As I write However, provided one associates citizenship with equality, then
The biggest factor weighing on this, I don’t know what that will the given equality had been granted to the Jews through Ottoman
me, again, was the emotions of be. I do know we’re not quite Sultans some 300 years prior to Washington’s submitting a letter
the families. I just will never be there. We haven’t gotten past the to American Jews, written in 1790, stating that they were free to
able to lose the image of family mourning stage, and that will practice their religion in the way they deemed necessary.
members during those first 48 still take more time before we
hours who would look to me have an opportunity to begin the Mehmet Fuat Ulus | Pittsburgh
with an expression saying “tell constructive stage.
me this isn’t really happening,” Not a Prophet
and having absolutely no power In the end I am reassured After reading Mikhal Weiner’s op-ed (“A Call to Service,”
that what I believe about this Oct. 3) calling for ecological teshuva, I was troubled by her
comparing young Greta Thunberg to the prophet Jonah. As I
For Pittsburgh I think there is an overall understanding that we are forever watched Greta’s speech, I was struck by her extreme anger and
etched into history, just as Dallas is with JFK and Memphis is with MLK, and apocalyptic rhetoric. Someone has frightened this girl to death,
that Pittsburgh will be forever known for this horrific incident. propagandizing and convincing her that her world is about to
end and the adults of the world are to blame. Rather than being
It’s taken a toll personally. to be able to do anything to city — that it is a tough city with a prophetess she struck me as an abused child, full of fear, hate
I’ve become more aware of comfort them. a big heart — was exemplified and mindless aggression.
what trauma does to you, how by the actions of so many peo-
there are feelings of apathy that For the Jewish community, ple that day. It was unrehearsed We’ve seen this act before, in the early ’80s, the ’90s and
wash over you daily and more I believe that within Pittsburgh and unorchestrated. It was just several times in the 2000s, and the message is always the same:
severe feelings of sadness that it has been embraced unlike at a natural reaction that we had to The world is about to end in 10 years if you don’t do exactly as I
are extended and prolonged. any time in this city’s history. be there for one another, and it say and if it isn’t done immediately. The fact that we’re still here
I’ve tried to become reflective There was a genuine outpour- continues to be seen in daily acts speaks to the hysteria of these climate alarmists.
of seeing that in others, and ing of love that came from not of individuals across Pittsburgh
trying to do more to recognize only all faiths but all people. and the world. l Greta is just a child, not a prophet. She should be happy-go-
that and to help those in need. There was a true sense of never lucky, living the best years of her life doing things that normal
again means never again. And Bill Peduto is the mayor of children do. Instead, she has been manipulated and used as a
I became saturated with a true solidarity that was gen- Pittsburgh. weapon by those whose agenda doesn’t include a young girl’s
grief within the first day and erations in the making that mental state and future.
Here’s my prediction: The world will be here 10, 20, 50 and 100
years from now, even if we ignore the prophets of doom. l
Steve Heitner | Port Jefferson Station, New York
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Thinking About Kristallnacht
BY RABBI WALTER JACOB with searches for the supposed the home of the congregational to all Nazi speeches. as my parents understood that
secret documents of the B’nai president, which we boys thor- My family, along with all the mood might change with-
NOV. 9, 1938: The Final B’rith of which my father was oughly enjoyed. We were safe, out warning. Generously the
Solution had begun with us district president. That eve- but my mother was concerned others, yearned for news about British government, through
in Germany — men into con- ning when the Gestapo agents with our future and imme- our men. Were they healthy the chief rabbi, provided
centration camps, businesses left, they took my father with diately left for Stuttgart, the in this cold, wet winter? What temporary visas for several
looted, moneys confiscated. them, along with several hun- nearest American consulate, as was happening to Jews else- hundred rabbis and scholars,
When it ended, 6 million Jews dred Jewish men. They were our only hope was emigration where in Germany? Could provided they did not work,
across Europe, murdered. Who trucked to Dachau, a concen- as soon as possible. She spent they help us? Each family had and my father left for England.
could foretell any of this? tration camp two hours away. two icy days standing in line, endless questions, but it was We children and my mother,
In this dank, freezing winter received a number and was told not even wise to ask. My fam- eliminating all but three toys
We had no inkling. night, they left — no coats, no to wait till they contacted her ily had an unusual additional each, remained in Augsburg as
Certainly not I, as an 8-year- goodbyes and their astonished — how long? — perhaps two or source as we subscribed to the we had no money in England
old mischievous boy who had, families wondering and no one three years. weekly New York Times (we and the small amount the
that evening, peeked into the to ask. After a month or six had always read English and German government permit-
huge synagogue (as big as weeks, they were released one My family had begun to French) and through some ted us to withdraw each week
Rodef Shalom) next door. Why by one. plan for emigration to America bureaucratic error, it continued would see us through.
not? It was my father’s, the rab- in the summer of 1938; our to arrive.
bi’s, and I had done so many For days, members of American family had provided When my mother in March
times before. our community (Augsburg: the necessary papers, which Friendly non-Jews were of 1939 saw tanks on the roads
population 300,000, 1,500 were endless. The families had careful; what was permissible? leading to Czechoslovakia, she
We went to sleep, and fire Jews) wondered whether remained in touch since their Who was watching, listening? felt that war was imminent,
engines awakened my little we had been singled out or arrival in the 1870s. Not much The most courageous act I saw phoned my father in London,
brother and me — delighted, had this occurred elsewhere practical work needed to be was a milkman who, on Nov. told him we would arrive the
till we saw that it was our syn- in Germany. Eventually, we done — just downsizing our 10, pushed his way through next day and answered no ques-
agogue burning as we were learned that this had happened furniture to fit into a small a large crowd of gawkers and tions. She gave our prepared
yanked from the window. In to every German Jewish com- home that we might be able to delivered as always, despite the dinners to friends and took
the room next door, my father munity. Anti-Semitism had afford; we boys would grow and police waving him off. our ever ready suitcases to the
the rabbi was being interro- been nurtured for years and there would be little money for train for England. That began
gated by the Gestapo. That had led to this. new clothes, so we purchased We children were given 10 months in London with our
had happened several times two, three or four sizes too only information as abso- family that had arrived a few
before about 4 a.m., always How did our and other large. Tight government regu- lutely necessary. Fortunately months earlier and now had
families cope in this period lations, changing daily, limited for my mother, 5- and 8-year- enough family with them that
when women largely dealt what we could take, if we would olds could be handled. She we ate in shifts.
with family and home while be able to leave. My mother had and everyone else knew or
business and finances were the to grapple with all this while quickly learned that a single There would be plenty of
male domain? Decisions were keeping two boys and their wrong remark could doom adventure till we resettled in
shared, but rarely left entirely friends, whose school had been a family. the United States, but we were
to the women, who were now closed, occupied. Radio pro- safe and ever, ever grateful. l
utterly on their own. grams might have been helpful, What happened to our small
but we had carefully avoided family? After six weeks, my Rabbi Walter Jacob is rabbi
My mother was told that owning a radio to avoid the father, along with most other emeritus and senior scholar at
it was not safe to be alone in mandatory demand to listen men, was released. Neither Rodef Shalom Congregation in
our apartment with two lit- then nor later did he talk about Pittsburgh.
tle boys and we moved into this period. My parents worked
hard to prepare for emigration
Schatz security for years to come. cJooinnvtehrseation!
The JCRC and the Jewish
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milk, I’ve suddenly become replacements. Bialys compli- and cardamom
lactose intolerant. My doctor But figuring out what to ment lox consumed without Move to the oven and bake
suggested I stop eating dairy eat for breakfast was challeng- dairy. 1/3 cup vegetable oil for 25 to 30 minutes, until
products cold turkey, and with ing. No more yogurt, cottage 1 egg the muffins are golden brown
regret, I complied. cheese, pancakes and cereal Surprisingly, many marga- 1 generous cup of and a toothpick inserted into
with milk. There are many lac- rines contain dairy, so I began the centers of a couple of the
Lactose intolerance is a dis- tose-free milks, cheeses and preparing eggs with olive oil. sweetened applesauce muffins returns clean. Cool to
order caused by the inability yogurts available today. They I now spread peanut butter or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla warm and serve immediately,
to digest lactose, the main car- are excellent options for people almond butter on toast and top 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest or cool completely and store in
bohydrate in dairy products. who produce enough lactase to it with sliced bananas. Avocado a covered container for 2 days.
People with this condition don’t digest them. toast is another delicious Set a rack in the center of Muffins can be reheated briefly
make enough of the enzyme option. I tried chia pudding the oven. Preheat oven to 350 F. at 350 degrees for 2 minutes.
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‘Citizen’ Details Search for Nazis in the US
BOOKS with the Dolphin Class, civilians with guns or herded uniforms, constructed a with gasoline, and set on re.
which would be built in them into cattle cars and then false narrative of merely In a Bucharest slaughterhouse,
PAUL FINKELMAN | JE FEATURE Germany. gas chambers, abandoned their being soldiers or o ce they were murdered in a fash-
workers, and slipped ion intended to mock kosher
“Citizen 865: e Hunt for However, in Germany, unnoticed into the U.S. butchering techniques, then
Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in the United States, Canada le to hang on meat hooks.”
America” and elsewhere, former ey o en claimed to Romanian authorities tried
Debbie Cenziper camp guards, SS troops, immigration o cials that Trifa in absentia, sentencing
Hachette Books Gestapo thugs and other they also were victims of him to life in prison. In the
BY THE MID 1970S, World cold-blooded murderers Nazi oppression. middle of his deportation hear-
War II had been over for three lived freely, and with no ing, he voluntarily surrendered
decades. fear of discovery, prose- Camp guards and his citizenship and le the U.S.
cution or penalty for their murderers from Poland,
Nazi trials were over. e active (and usually enthu- Romania, Hungary, Cenziper also reminds us of
criminals at Nuremberg were siastic) participation in Ukraine, Lithuania, the politics of deporting Nazis.
long buried. Adolf Eichmann the murder of millions of Estonia and Latvia played
had been tried and executed. Jews and anyone else who on the virulent anti-Com- In the mid-1980s, leaders
West Germany, the only “o - did not t into the Nazi munism of the Cold War, of the Reagan administration
cially de-Nazi ed” nation in vision of the new world claiming they would be denounced the OSI for attempt-
Europe, was making payments order. oppressed by the Soviet ing to repatriate Karl Linnas,
to survivors and emerging as Union if they were forced who had been convicted in
Israel’s best friend in Europe. A er the war, thou- to return. What they did absentia for murdering Jews in
sands of these war not say is that they would Estonia. Linnas had been the
A decade and half later criminals made their way have been “oppressed” commandant of a concentra-
the IDF would begin replac- to the U.S., hiding and lying because they were actually tion camp in Estonia. He lied
ing its aging submarine force about their sadistic past. Men vicious war criminals. about this when he emigrated
(and some women) who killed In 1978, with the sponsor- here. Attorney General Edwin
ship of U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Meese tried to get Panama to
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had lied about their wartime Treblinka, denounced the OSI
activities, taking away their for “running down 70-year-old
citizenship and expelling camp guards.” He attacked the
them. e U.S. could not pros- Justice Department for “wal-
ecute them for their murderous lowing in the atrocities of a
activities, but could deport dead regime.” In 1987, Linnas
them. was nally expelled to face jus-
Debbie Cenziper’s bril- tice in his homeland.
liant new book, “Citizen 865:
e Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden e most intriguing part of
Soldiers in America,” tells that this book is Cenziper’s detailed
story. She recounts how lawyers account of Trawniki, a camp
and historians went through in Poland where the Nazis
mountains of documents to trained Poles, Ukrainians and
discover war criminals who Germans to be camp guards
lied their way into the United and executioners. Trawniki
States and lived in comparative men were brought in to help
peace and prosperity — some- complete the destruction of the
times signi cant prosperity. Warsaw Ghetto and to exter-
For example, Archbishop minate the last Jews of Lublin.
Valerian Trifa had been a
leader of the Romanian Iron Much of the book focuses
Guard which attacked Jews. on the decade-long trial against
“In the streets, Jews were Jakob Reimer, a leader of mur-
stabbed beaten, shot, doused derers trained at Trawniki.
Reimer was a German-
See Books, Page 26
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Israeli Singer-Songwriter Broza Returns to Philly
MUSIC David Broza performs in Sheiti” in 1984. Broza developed a love for else I’m going to do. I’m not a
ERIC SCHUCHT | JE STAFF Philadelphia on Nov. 17. He’ll be Four decades later, with Spanish culture when his fam- lawyer. I’m not a doctor. I’m
joined at City Winery Philadelphia ily moved to Spain when he not a chef. I’m a musician, and
It’s safe to say that David Broza by Cuban music band Trio Havana. dozens of albums under his was 12. Born in Haifa, Israel, I always have been. My biggest
has a passion for Spanish cul- belt, he continues to pump out his mother, Sharona Aron, was and greatest thrill is to per-
ture. But while he has the Photo by Illan Besur tracks in Hebrew, Spanish and a popular folk singer in Israel form for people and to perform
music down, when it comes to English. In 2009, Broza was in the ‘40s and ‘50s, and his my music,” Broza said. “I don’t
the lifestyle’s culture, he can’t Broza grew to stardom in awarded a Spanish medal of father, Arthur Broza, was a have any plans of doing any
quite seem to get the hang of 1977 with the release of his hit honor for his longtime con- British-born businessman and other thing, and I’ll continue
taking things slow and easy, . song “Yihye Tov.” The guitar tributions to Israeli-Spanish philanthropist. Broza’s mater- as long as I have places that will
player’s fame was cemented with relations and in 2012 was nal grandfather, Wellesley have me and will hear me.”
The 64-year-old Israeli the release of the quadruple- named a UNICEF Goodwill Aron, was former Israeli
singer-songwriter estimates he platinum album “Haisha Ambassador for his peace President Chaim Weizmann’s In 2018, Broza encountered
plays an average of 150 shows a advocacy. political secretary and Trio Havana, setting the stage
year — and now he’s returning co-founded the Zionist youth for the upcoming show. The
to Philadelphia. One of Broza’s most nota- organization Habonim as well group is comprised of Manuel
ble projects in recent years as founding the Israeli-Arab Alejandro Carro on percus-
Broza will perform at 8 was “East Jerusalem/West peace village Neve Shalom. sion, Yuniel Jimenez on tres
p.m. on Nov. 17 at City Winery Jerusalem,” a 13-track album guitar and Jorge Bringas on
Philadelphia. The venue recorded with Israeli and At 18, Broza returned home bass. Kriss introduced Broza to
recently opened at Fashion Palestinian musicians over to complete his service in the the group at a private event in
District Philadelphia, the mall eight days in 2013. The goal was Israel Defense Forces and began New York.
formerly known as The Gallery. to create a statement promoting playing music professionally —
He’ll be joined on stage by collaboration and coexistence. the only thing he could ever While Broza’s had several
Israeli flutist Itai Kriss and Trio A documentary was produced imagine himself doing. Cubans appear on previous
Havana, a Cuban music band to tell the story of the album’s albums, he’s never performed
based in New York. creation. It is available for view- “It’s my life; I don‘t question
ing on Netflix. myself on this. There’s nothing See Broza, Page 26
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Magazine Debuts for Young Jewish Readers
ARTS geared toward children aged 2 to I’ve found that it’s been perfect Honeycake founder and Editor-in-Chief Anna Caplan with Honeycake’s
MATT SILVER | JE STAFF 6, though both how frequently for me. I used to direct plays,
the magazine is published and and this has been a lot like that.” first edition. Courtesy of Anna Caplan
INTERESTED IN HAVING the age ranges it targets may
the smartest Jewish kid on change over time. That works out in Caplan’s quite have the flexibility that writing and better storytelling.
the block? If so, look into favor, because her theatrical magazines offer. Caplan, a comparative liter-
Honeycake for the new reader “This issue is (for ages) 2 to and musical backgrounds are
in your life this Chanukah. 6, but in the future I have this rich — she was in the Harvard- “In a magazine, you can ature major at Harvard, knows
idea where we would have one Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan have pieces that show the cul- good writing when she sees
Founded by Harvard magazine that would have two Players and has directed tural diversity of the Jewish it; she also knows bad writing
University graduate and long- parts to it. So, you would have musicals at several different community, you can show the when she sees it.
time Jewish educator Anna the front cover which would be synagogues on the East Coast. religious diversity, the racial
Caplan, Honeycake is being for one age group, maybe the She’s spent years as a Jewish diversity. ... I thought some- “Jewish children’s literature
billed as “the Jewish literary 2- to 6-year-olds, but then you’d music educator and was look- body should do this; then I sometimes tends to lapse into
magazine for creative kids.” flip it over and there would be ing to create a magazine that thought: I should do this.” these kind of didactic picture
If it sounds like a version of another cover, and that would be reflected the diversity of her books that are sort of simplis-
The New Yorker for toddlers for older children.” interests, as well as her inter- And do it, she has. But tic, where the Jewish elements
(and their slightly older broth- est in diversity — qualities she Caplan’s not looking to be just feel gimmicky. I wanted to do
ers and sisters), that’s the idea, Having two children under hopes to pass down, at least another player in an already something where the Jewish
said Caplan, whose inspira- 5 and launching a magazine partly through the magazine, crowded kid-lit marketplace. aspects of the stories and
tion comes from the children’s has been “really exciting,” to her own children, 4 and 2. poems felt like they came nat-
magazines she loved growing Caplan said. “I’m a little busy.” “Of the Jewish children’s urally as a part of the story and
up, like Cricket and Ladybug. “I’ve always been interested books we own, some of them felt like something that was
But Caplan, who lives in in a pluralistic approach to we really treasure and love, but more complex and nuanced.”
The plan, initially, is for Wynnewood, felt compelled to Jewish education,” Caplan said. there were really only a few that
Honeycake to be a quarterly create Honeycake. measured up to my favorite sec- Caplan is quick to point
And while books and other ular children’s books. From the out that while traditional print
“This is my project; this is mediums are great, they don’t conversations I’ve had with other media is struggling, children’s
my baby. It’s required a lot, but parents and with grandparents, print media is not struggling in
I’m not alone in this: People are the same way.
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We send our congratulations
and appreciation to But the need for Honeycake “That’s something that I
from Caplan’s perspective wasn’t willing to compromise
Amy and Marc Brownstein wasn’t just about reflecting on,” Caplan said.
& Jamie and Warren Klein the racial and cultural diver-
sity of the Jewish community “(Being online) might have
for their generosity and leadership. or subverting traditional gen- made the project more finan-
der stereotypes, though those cially simple, but that was
Enjoy the Main Event! things are certainly a part of it. never an option for me.” l
Beth and Brad Krouse The other part is simply better
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
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Jewish Federation Real
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ON NOV. 7, the Jewish Federation Real Estate (JFRE) affinity group had the exclusive
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to the typical hotel experience featuring vibrant and unique social spaces.
Members toured the hotel and heard from people behind the project including
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Mexican restaurant on the hotel’s ground floor.
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From left: Tal Ben-Maimon, Bar Woidslavsky and Noah Charlson
From left: Kaleem Marriott and Sean Beuche Jessica Morgan and event host and sponsor Rob Zuritsky
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Yitzhak Rabin 24 Years Later Nov. 15 4:27 p.m.
Nov. 22 4:22 p.m.
Parshat Vayera with the Palestinians. Arafat would not be able to con- be, it continues to be a pearl. a beacon of light for nearly 7
Two years earlier, in vince their respective people to It is lost only to its owner.” million Jews who have emi-
BY RABBI BARRY BLUM walk together in peace. Mount (The Talmud) grated and settled in Israel. A
September 1993 on the White Moriah, of the Akedah nar- vision for the future articulated
“AND ABRAHAM stretched House lawn, PLO leader Yasser rative, on the Temple Mount The symbolism of the sho- after the Akedah, “Adonai-
his hand, and took the knife Arafat and Rabin shook hands where the Dome of the Rock far, the ram’s horn, supplanted yireh, on the mount of Lord
to slay his son, Yitzhak. The by signing the Olso agreement. stands, has been the site of con- the biblical Isaac in the parshat there is a vision.” (Bereshit 2:4)
angel of the Lord called out to The hesitant handshake by two tinual conflict throughout the Vayera. The powerful blast of
him out of heaven, and said, sworn enemies took enormous ages. This religious and historic the shofar directs us to change May the vision of hope of
Abraham, Abraham and he courage. The watchful eye of site remains a place of anguish our evil inclination, urging the prophets be realized in our
said, here I am. The Divine President Bill Clinton offered and bloodshed between Jews us to make the world a better own lifetime, “Nation shall not
One said, Do not raise your the fortitude to reach this and Palestinians. place. The shofar should not lift up sword against Nation,
hand against the boy, or do monumental occasion. be a symbol for war, but rather and neither shall people learn
anything to him. For I know We remember the 24th for peace. war anymore.” (Isaiah 2:4)
now you fear God.” (Bereshit Rabin and Arafat may have anniversary of Rabin’s death,
22:10-12) concluded that hate would not as it represents a tragic com- Parshat Vayera recounts the May peace triumph over
serve to build a better society mentary of continual tension, divine intervention in rescuing violence and conflict. Amen. l
The Torah narrative of in the Middle East. This his- hatred and frequent bloodshed. the biblical Isaac from death.
Vayera describes a narrow res- toric event may have altered The Almighty One rewarded Rabbi Barry Blum is the rabbi at
cue of the biblical Yitzhak, a and defused the age-long con- Rabin — a statesman, Abraham for passing his test Congregation Beth El-Ner Tamid
result of the angel of God. flict. Now, 24 years later, there warrior, prime minister and of faith. in Broomall. The Board of Rabbis
appears to be fewer conflicts visionary — stood the best of Greater Philadelphia is proud to
In our contemporary world, and acts of violence. opportunity to secure a dura- May we remember that provide the Torah commentary for
during a peaceful rally in Tel ble peace between Israel and its Rabin’s life should not be the Jewish Exponent.
Aviv on Nov. 4, 1995, Yigal The text of the Torah does Palestinian neighbors. remembered by his death, but
Amir shot and killed statesman not mention that Abraham rather his life and search for
Yitzhak Rabin. Rabin had taken and his son Isaac ever walked “When a righteous man peace. He was likened to a
heroic steps toward building together following the Akedah. dies, he dies only for his gen- patriarch who enabled the state
a more peaceful relationship Maybe the text contained a eration. It is like a man who of Israel to become a modern
hidden message that Rabin and loses a pearl. Wherever it may country. Rabin’s life served as
Continued from Page 22 Continued from Page 23
speaking Soviet soldier who stripping Reimer of his citi- with a Cuban band before. So Photo by Allan Tannenbaum
became an enthusiastic killer zenship and setting him up for he approached the group about
of Jews after being captured deportation. working together, and the next Broza said he aims to have After his concert here, Broza
by the Germans. For his ser- thing he knew they began concerts that are interesting to will perform next in Tel Aviv,
vice, he was given German What changed? rehearsing. Six months later both the audience and himself. playing songs from “Haisha
citizenship toward the end of According to Cenziper, the Broza and Trio Havana began He wants to explore new aspects Sheiti.” Other projects in the
the war. He became Citizen decision came down shortly touring the United States. of his art and, to that end, Trio works include his first instru-
865. Despite his Nazi past, he after a Nazi hunter’s friend Havana has been a help. mental album, which he hopes
managed to charm his way into made a “discreet phone call “It just dawned on me that to release next June.
the U.S. after the war. to a reporter at the Wall Street I’ve never really ventured into “It’s got a new flavor, so I just
Journal.” Fear of exposure having my music turn into a want to play it for everybody,” So when it comes to taking
In the early 1990s, the finally led McKenna to act. Cuban vibe, a Cuban style,” Broza said. “I want everybody it easy, it looks like Broza will
OSI moved against him with This is a powerful book and Broza said. “And I found to hear it because it’s a great continue to struggle. l
overwhelming evidence of reads like a fast-paced mystery that there was just so much experience, and it rejuvenates
his criminal past. But Judge novel. But it is not fiction. It is a magic between my music and the music and puts it in a new [email protected];
Lawrence McKenna was skep- story and history worth reading the Latino, not that I didn’t bracket. It’s really cool.” 215-832-0751
tical. He asked the prosecutor: and knowing. It reminds us of know it, but I was always more
“I don’t suppose that I can con- the truth of the prophet Amos: inclined to the Spanish and the
vince you to leave this poor old “And justice shall be revealed flamenco, so this was a new
man alone?” like water, and righteousness experience.”
like a mighty stream.” l
But OSI lawyers would The group is joined on stage
not leave Reimer alone, and Paul Finkelman is the president by Kriss and performs a set
McKenna heard the evidence, of Gratz College, which will host comprised of many of Broza’s
learned of the atrocities, Cenziper on Dec. 12 as the fea- past hits, but with a Cuban
and yet did nothing. But in tured speaker for its Shusterman twist. Broza said the group
2002, after four years of wait- Distinguished Lecture. adds energy to his music with
ing, McKenna finally acted, fresh dynamics.
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Community / calendar FALL FEST
NOV 9 -23
THURSDAY, NOV. 14 approaches the cognitive, emotional GERSHMAN
and family level. The Social-Coping JPEHWILIASHDELPHIA
Bereavement Group. Program is for the treatment of high FILM
JFCS is offering a eight-session functioning Autism, ADHD and learning FESTIVAL
support group for individuals who have differences offer social skills groups for
suffered the loss of a spouse or partner. the following age groups: 6-8, 9-11, 12-14 CENTERPIECE FILM!
Participants will find community, and 15-18 year-olds. For an assessment
support, strength and comfort in and to sign up for a time slot with LATTER DAY JEW
a warm and professionally guided Isabelle Hsu, call 610-649-1080, ext.
discussion. For more information or 5. Noon. The Barbara and Harvey Saturday, November 16 | 7:30 PM
to register, call 866-JFCS-NOW. 10:30 Brodsky Enrichment Center of JFCS. at Suzanne Roberts Theatre
a.m. The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky 345 Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd. with Special Guests H. Alan Scott,
Enrichment Center of JFCS. 345 Aliza Rozen, and Todd Shotz
Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd. Active Adult Friday. (filmmaking team)
A full day of activities for active adults.
Torah Study. Coffee, tea and munchies while you Celebrating our 39th season of
Midday Torah study with Rabbi Eric schmooze with friends at 8:30 a.m., outstanding Jewish cinema with
Lazar at noon. All are welcome. chair exercise or current events at 9:30 33 films from 11 countries across
Temple Brith Achim. 481 S. Gulph a.m., Kabbalat Shabbat service at 10:30 the globe!
Road, King of Prussia. a.m., hot kosher lunch at 11:30 a.m. Menkin
and entertainment by song stylist Judy
Canasta Open Play. Knorr at 12:15 p.m. RSVP by phone at TICKETS & INFO AT PJFF.ORG
Canasta walk-in friendly game. 1-3 215-832-0539. KleinLife: Center City.
p.m. Social hall at Ohev Shalom of 2100 Arch St., Philadelphia. HaArLeLpErEou&dDsApVoInDsoArDsEoLfMthAeN
Bucks County. Weekly open play for areJEpWroISudHsFpEoDnEsRorAsToIOf tNhe
$2. To register, call 215-968-6755. 944 Breakfast and Parsha.
Second Street Pike, Richboro. Explore the weekly Torah portion over OF GJREEWAITSEHRFPEHDILEARDATEILOPNHIA’S
a breakfast of bagels, lox and coffee. OF GREAMMTEAARIINNPEEHVVIEELANNDTTE!! LPHIA’S
Women’s Circle. Gain insights into personal growth,
Join Rabbi Danielle Parmenter for a ethics and spirituality in an interactive
monthly meeting of study, reflection, class taught by Rabbi Alexander
meditation and ritual inspired by the Coleman every Friday morning. All
rhythm of the Hebrew calendar and are welcome. 9 a.m. Young Israel of
the Torah cycle. 6:30 p.m. Tiferet Bet Elkins Park. 7715 Montgomery Ave.,
Israel. 1920 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell. Elkins Park.
Adult Education. Men’s Club Shabbat. CampusApartments.com
Congregation Adath Jeshurun’s Rav Join the Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-
Shai Cherry from 7:30-9 p.m. will El family at 6 p.m. for soup, salad
explore different Jewish historical and hors d’oeuvres. The dessert and
periods and themes beginning with dinner is $20 per person. Saturday
the Biblical period and the Rabbinic morning services begin at 9:15 a.m.
period. The program is free and open followed by an extended Kiddush
to anyone. For more information and sponsored by the Men’s Club. 8339
to RSVP, call the AJ office at 215-635- Old York Road, Elkins Park.
6611 or email [email protected]
7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park. Family Shabbat Evening.
Family Shabbat service at Reform
Rabbi Night Class. Congregation Keneseth Israel with
Rabbi Reuben Israel Abraham is Shir Joy Chorus, a youth choir. 6:30
adding a Thursday night class to the p.m. 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park.
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim’s
adult education calendar. His first SATURDAY, NOV. 16
session will be at 8 p.m. Abraham
will share his passion for Judaism. For Torah, Bagels and Coffee.
more information, call 215-677-1600. Begin Shabbat morning at Old
9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia. York Road Temple-Beth Am with
a discussion of the weekly portion
FRIDAY, NOV. 15 including bagels and coffee at 9
a.m. followed by a peer-led Shabbat
Individual art therapy program that See Calendar, Page 28
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LEGAL DIRECTORY COMMUNITY / calendar
ELDER LAW Attorney SUNDAY, NOV.
Margery S. Preddy, Esq. Meet the Author.
ESTATE PLANNING Rabbi Simeon Maslin will read from and share
his new book, “God for Grownups: A Jewish
Wills Trusts • Estate Planning Perspective,” at 10:30 a.m. This book asks
Powers of Attorney • wills questions like “what can we know of God?” and
• trusts “what does God require of us?” Books will be
Living Wills • powers of attorney available for purchase at the program. Reform
Probate Estates • guardianships Congregation Keneseth Israel. 8339 Old York
Road, Elkins Park.
Protect assets from • Estate Settlements & Probate
nursing home • Advice on Family Inheritance Calendar Brendan Boyle and Brian Fitzpatrick at 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nosh on our homemade
p.m. at Philmont Country Club. $95 per latkes and fulﬁll your holiday shopping
LARRY SCOTT AUERBACH, ESQ. Matters Continued from Page 27 individual. $175 per couple. A portion list with jewelry, ﬁne art, handmade
CERTIFIED ELDER LAW ATTORNEY • Nursing Home Care Planning of the proceeds is a tax-deductible soaps and lotions, baskets, tie-dye
service at 10:15 a.m. Casual dress is donation to the center. For more and airbrushed clothing, gourmet food
CPA-PFS, J.D., LL.M.,MBA 610-359-1999 Ext.3 appropriate and everyone is welcome. information, call 215-464-4701. 301 items and more. Take a chance on one
1000 Easton Road [email protected] For more information, call 215-886- Tomlinson Road, Huntingdon Valley. of our ra e items donated by more
Abington, PA 19001 8000. 971 Old York Road, Abington. than 45 participating vendors. For
Law Offices of Vintage & More Sale. more information, call 215-646-5806.
For consultation call Sand Gibbs, LLP Tot Shabbat. Old York Road Temple-Beth Am 239 Welsh Road, Maple Glen.
215-517-5566 or 3475 West Chester Pike A monthly Shabbat gathering led by presents its 14th annual Vintage &
Newtown Square, PA 19073 Young Family member and Tiferet Bet More Sale. Preview from 6:30-9 p.m. Holiday Shopping.
1-877-987-8788 Toll Free Israel congregant David Kuperstein on Nov. 16 and open from 8:30 a.m. More than 60 new and returning
Website: www.Lsauerbach.com www.sandgibbs.com featuring singing, storytelling and to 2 p.m. on Nov. 17. Items for sale vendors. Hand-crafted and one-of-a-
other interactive experiences for include jewelry, watches, handbags, kind items including fashion, jewelry,
LOUIS B. HIMMELSTEIN To advertise children 4 and under. Each service will vintage hats, furs, coats,Judaica home decor, kids and sweets. Event
& ASSOCIATES, P.C. in our be approximately 40 minutes followed holiday items, small appliances, baby/ is free and open to the community.
by a bimah adventure to help lead children items and more. For more For more information, email
ATTORNEYS AT LAW Directories Adon Olam in the main sanctuary. 11:15 information, call 215-886-8000. [email protected] 9 a.m.
PERSONAL INJURY ONLY Call a.m. 1920 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell. 971 Old York Road, Abington. to 2:30 p.m. Congregation M’Kor
215-832-0749 Shalom. 850 Evesham Road,
Free initial consultation. Special Luncheon. Nefesh Mountain Concert. Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Free home & hospital visits. Congregations of Shaare Shamayim Nefesh Mountain is a Jewish band
will host a meat luncheon immediately playing music that’s a mix of modern Reintroduction to Judaism.
Slip and Fall cases following Saturday services to celebrate folk and bluegrass. The show at Rabbi Jason Bonder at Congregation
Nursing Home abuse Henry Walens’ years of service to the Congregation Beth Shalom will begin Beth Or leads a six-session mini-course
congregation. The cost is $12.50 per with a Havdalah service followed by appropriate for all who want to learn
No fee till recovery adult, $7 per child and $36 for a family the concert. Free and open to the about Judaism, and more speciﬁcally
(parents and their children under 18). community. 7 p.m. 1801 Baynard Blvd., geared towards those who need a
215-790-9996 For more information or to RSVP, call Wilmington, Delaware. refresher. The class will cover history,
the synagogue o ce at 215-677-1600. theology, holidays and how to teach
1420 Walnut Street, Ste 1000 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia. SUNDAY, NOV. this to others such as kids, friends, etc.
Philadelphia, PA 19102 Contact Bonder at [email protected]
Silent Auction and Dinner. Chanukah Bazaar. or 215-646-5806 with questions.
To advertise in our The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Reform Congregation Beth Or 9:15 a.m. 239 Welsh Road,
Education Center will honor U.S. Reps. Sisterhood’s Chanukah Bazaar is from 9 Maple Glen.
Call 215-832-0749 or email
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Home & Garden • Legal • Financial
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Bliss of Giving. Meet the Author. SUNDAY, NOV.
KleinLife: Northeast Philadelphia Alice Ho man is the author of “The
and Ann Kids Jamison Child Care World That We Knew.” The novel tells Film Screening.
Center will host the fourth annual the story of a 12-year-old Jewish girl and “There Are No Lions in Tel Aviv” tells the story
Bliss of Giving Festival. Children are her golem made to protect her in Nazi- of the chief rabbi of Copenhagen’s Jewish
encouraged to bring clothes and toys, occupied Europe. Ho man will be at a community, Max Shorenstein, who came to
new or in very good condition, to book signing at Gratz College. Doors Israel in 1935 and went on to found the Tel Aviv
donate to children in need. Our goal open at 1:15 p.m. Interview and Q&A at Zoo. Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced
is not only to collect donations but 2 p.m. Book signing at 3 p.m. Mention Judaic Studies fellow and Israeli architectural
to teach children the importance of “One Book, One Jewish Community” historian Sigal Davidi will discuss the early urban
helping the less fortunate. Free treats at Open Book Bookstore or at Gratz development of Tel Aviv at this screening at The
and entertainment provided, including College to receive the discounted rate of Colonial Theatre organized by the school and the
bouncers, petting zoo, face painters, $25 on the book. For more information, Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival.
balloon artists, magicians, photo contact Mindy Cohen at 215-635-7300 2 p.m. 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville.
booth, carnival games, a ra e and ext. 155 or [email protected]. 7605
more. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 10100 Jamison Old York Road, Melrose Park. style friendly competition. Prizes Eagles Tailgate. [email protected]
Ave., Philadelphia. will be given out in several di erent Brotherhood of Temple Sholom in with questions. 55 N. Church Lane,
Latin Salsa and Tango. categories. Free. For ages 8 to 12. For Broomall will watch the Philadelphia Broomall.
Jewish Genealogy. Dali Quartet will perform Latin salsa and more information, email Robyn Cohen Eagles take on the New England
Deborah Long, the daughter of two tango music. Tickets are $30. Students at [email protected] Patriots. Live broadcast of Eagles Talk AMIT Gala.
Holocaust survivors, has researched her through age 23 are free. Optional org. Register at jkidphilly.org/event/ Live Podcast, tailgate food, Dave’s A gala at Hilton Philadelphia City
family’s history and looked for surviving lunch consisting of quesadillas or tuna pjow11-17-19. 3 p.m. Congregation Famous Chili and beer exchange. Avenue will honor Linda and Norman
family members for more than 50 years. and chicken salads. Drinks are $15 per Shaare Shamayim. 9768 Verree Road, Starts at 3 p.m. and kicko is at
Her work in 2009 led to the discovery person. Concert tickets available at the Philadelphia. 4:25 p.m. $10 per person. Email See Calendar, Page 30
of surviving cousins in Sweden, door. Advance reservations are required
Hungary, Canada and Israel. Long is a for lunch. All tickets purchased in
professional educator and has written advance are held at the door. Box o ce
more than 20 books. Her lecture at the opens at 11:30 a.m. with the show at 2
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater p.m. Reform Congregation Keneseth
Philadelphia’s meeting at Main Line Israel. 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park.
Reform Temple will share resources
and methods for determining the fate Board Game Design.
of those involved in the Holocaust, Golden Slipper Camp will bring
including survivors and victims. 1 p.m. board games and use themes from
410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood. PJ Our Way books for a game show-
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Garfield for their years of dedication Talmud Study. MONDAY, NOV. 18
to AMIT Philadelphia Council Shira This class asks the overarching
Chapter and the children of Israel. question: What is the Talmud trying to Biblical Film Screening.
Three of our students will be in tell us about shame/shaming? Come see how movies like “The Ten
attendance to share their stories, 11:45 a.m. Har Zion Temple. 1500 Commandments and “The Prince of Egypt” use the
talents and experiences in an AMIT Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley. Bible as a vehicle to communicate a message, and
school. In addition, the NewGen how the way of doing so has changed over the 120
Phila board will be welcomed to the Jewish Philosophy Talk. years of the movie biz. 6:30 p.m. Har Zion Temple.
AMIT family. $180. 7 p.m. 4200 City Study Jewish philosophy with a group 1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley.
Line Ave., Philadelphia. of learners who will read and discuss
articles on topics of philosophy. This mechanisms for remaining upbeat no cash, SNAP/EBT Access Card, Philly as Rosie the Riveter. The presentation
Sisterhood Game Night. year the focus will be on Zionism, matter what life brings. The instructor Food Bucks and FMNP vouchers. explores how women stepped into the
The Sisterhood of Temple Sholom messianism and Jewish radicalism. will be Rabbi Yochonon Goldman. All proceeds are donated to Cook work places of the men who went off to
in Broomall is hosting a game night. 1 p.m. Har Zion Temple. 1500 Hagys $99 (includes textbook). For more For A Friend program. For more fight in World War II and how this paved
Bring your favorite board games, Ford Road, Penn Valley. information, visit myjli.com. 7 p.m. information, call John Eskate at 215- the way for the women’s movement
card games and tile games. Tables, B’nai Abraham Chabad. 527 Lombard 698-7300, ext. 196. Noon to 2:30 p.m. of the 1960s. Cost $5. 1 p.m. KleinLife:
background music and refreshments Mahjong. St., Philadelphia. KleinLife: Northeast Philadelphia. Northeast Philadelphia. 10100 Jamison
will be provided. Free for Sisterhood Sisterhood of Melrose B’nai Israel 10100 Jamison Ave., Philadelphia. Ave., Philadelphia.
members. $5 for non-members. Emanu-El hosts a weekly mahjong Meet the Author.
Email [email protected] game. Open to the entire kehillah. No The first speaker in the Main Line Lunch and Learn. Book Club.
with questions. 7 p.m. charge for MBIEE sisterhood members. Reform Temple Speaker Series, Jon Discussion of the parshah of the week. This is a moderated book discussion
55 N. Church Lane, Broomall. A one-time charge of $36 includes Meacham, is a presidential historian This session will be led by Rabbi and not a book review. Participants
membership to the MBIEE Sisterhood. and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Shai Cherry. All are welcome. Noon. are expected to share their insights,
David Broza Concert. Contact 215-635-1505 or [email protected] 7:30 p.m. 410 Montgomery Ave., Congregation Adath Jeshurun library. reactions and comments with others
Israeli singer-songwriter David Broza mbiee.org for more information. 7 p.m. Wynnewood. 7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park. who have also read the book. This
will perform with Trio Havana at City 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park. discussion will be on “The Girl from
Winery Philadelphia at 8 p.m. TUESDAY, NOV. 19 Lunch and Learn. Berlin: A Novel” by Ronald Balson.
For more information, call Stern Family Lecture. Discussion of the parshah of the week. Bring a bag lunch at 12:30 p.m. The
267-479-7373. 990 Filbert St., Drawing on his 20 years of experience Torah and Midrash Study. This session will be led by Rabbi David discussion will begin at 1 p.m. All book
Philadelphia. as a senior officer in the Israel Defense In this session, Rabbi Simcha Raphael Ackerman. All are welcome. Noon. 1801 selections are available in the Meyers
Forces Judge Advocate General will focus on Isaac’s Midlife Transition Market St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia. Library and on the library Kindles. 1
MONDAY, NOV. 18 Corps, Professor Amos Guiora will – The Akedah as a Near-Death p.m. Reform Congregation Keneseth
address issues of balancing legitimate Experience. What really happened to Mahjong. Israel. 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park.
Anne Frank Lecture. individual rights with equally legitimate Isaac when his father brought him to be This mahjong group meets at 1 p.m.
Diane Steinbrink will discuss the national security rights, incorporating sacrificed? Through an exploration of in the Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel Positivity Through Art.
original “The Diary of A Young Girl” by specific events and policies with which both Torah and Midrash, we shall look at synagogue chapel, to play the game, This mini-series of workshops
Anne Frank, first published in 1952 and he was involved while drawing on his the Akedah as a near-death experience have fun and raise money for tikkun incorporates components of art
the newer edition published in 1995 academic research and writings. Free. which led to the spiritual emergence of olam. Have you heard of mahjong and therapy, psychological theory,
that added newly discovered pages. 7 p.m. Gratz College. 7605 Old York Isaac. For more information, call 610- want to learn to play? Are you new in mindfulness and positive psychology.
Steinbrink will also present characters Road, Melrose Park. 667-5000. 10 a.m. Har Zion Temple. town looking for the game? Have you Art and a creative process will provide
from the original play “The Diary of 1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley. lived in town and want a new group to participants with tools to relax
Anne Frank” from 1955 by Frances Jewish Learning Institute. play with? The group is always looking and de-stress. No art experience
Goodrich and Albert Hackett, and Mined from the teachings of Torah Farmers’ Market. for new players. A $4 donation is asked needed. Free. For more information,
from the adapted version by Wendy and contemporary psychology, Buy and enjoy fresh and local produce per session. 300 S. 18th St., Philadelphia. call Shelley Geltzer at 215-698-7300,
Kesselman from 1997. This program this six-week course takes a fresh from our own hoop houses and ext. 129. 2 p.m. KleinLife: Northeast
coincides with the anniversary of Anne approach to the battle against bad gardens (some produce purchased Rosie the Riveter. Philadelphia. 10100 Jamison Ave.,
Frank’s birth. $10. 11:30 a.m. Reform feelings, providing realistic spiritual wholesale for supply). Accepting A live performance from Trish Chambers Philadelphia.
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Israeli Law Lecture. Congregations of Shaare Shamayim parents, family illness, and their health,
Amos Guiora, an Israeli-American will teach a crash course in Jewish adult children and dating. Learn what
professor of law at the University history. Abraham wants to share the Torah teaches about people’s
of Utah and author of “The Crime his passion for our rich 4,000-year responsibilities in these areas. 11 a.m.
of Complicity: The Bystander in the Jewish history. The cost is $12 per Har Zion Temple. 1500 Hagys Ford
Holocaust,” will be a speaker in the person and Sisterhood members will Road, Penn Valley.
Temple University International receive $2 donor credit. Coffee and
Affairs Lecture Series at Alter Hall. cake will be served between 10 a.m. Siddur Study.
He’ll be joined by Temple Law and 10:30 a.m. followed by the lesson A study with Sara H. Cohen of
Professor Margaret deGuzman. Acting concluding at 11:30 a.m. Call the CSS Shabbat liturgy. By “unpacking”
as moderator is Temple Associate office at 215-677-1600 to RSVP. 9768 the many layers of meaning and
History Professor History Petra Verree Road, Philadelphia. commentary, Cohen hopes to gain a
Goedde. Free. 3 p.m. 1801 Liacouras deeper understanding of prayers and
Walk, Philadelphia. Parent Support Group. an appreciation for language, ideas
A support group for parents caring and values. For more information,
Talmud Class. for their adult child. This group is call 610-667-5000. 11 a.m. Har Zion
Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El will designed to offer caregivers a space Temple. 1500 Hagys Ford Road,
host a Talmud class, focusing on text to share their feelings, learn from Penn Valley.
related to property law and women as one another’s experience, receive
well as reinforcing foundational values emotional support, develop skills Lunch and Learn. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20
of Jewish faith and practice. Text will to solve common caregiver issues, Discussion of the parshah of the week.
be from Kiddushin or Baba Metzia. For network and share resources. This This session will be led by Rabbi Gary Meet the Rabbi.
more information, visit mbiee.org. 7 group will also provide education on Charlestein. All are welcome. 12:30
p.m. 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park. how to maintain your own physical p.m. 1710 Romano Drive, Norristown. Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, the first native-born black rabbi in sub-Saharan
and emotional health while you care
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20 for your loved one. To RSVP, contact Bereavement Group. Africa and first chief rabbi of Uganda, will be at a meet-and-greet at
family life educator Faye Evensky at For the post-bereaved, held at
Coffee and Conversation. 267-314-4326 or [email protected] Northeast NORC, from 1-2:30 p.m. Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County. The event is free and
After morning minyan, enjoy coffee org. $36. 10 a.m. The Barbara and Free. Email [email protected]
and an open forum for learning at Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center com or call 215-320-0351 to register. open to the public. For more information, call 610-458-8550. 7 p.m.
8 a.m. Rabbi Andrew Markowitz of JFCS. 345 Montgomery Ave., 8546B Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia.
will teach and answer your Jewish Bala Cynwyd. 385 Pottstown Pike, Uwchland. Photo by Be’chol Lashon
questions. Coffee and Conversation
is free and open to the community. Parshat Hashavua. Film Screening. Hoarding Workshop. together and learn the tools to address
Adath Israel on the Main Line. 250 N. In this class for those between the Reform Congregation Keneseth JFCS is hosting a support group and the behaviors that impact your daily
Highland Ave., Merion Station. ages of 45ish and 65ish, Rabbi Shawn Israel’s Israel Cultural & Advocacy workshop based on the book “Buried functions. Every participant will receive
SimonHazani will focus on topics that Committee will screen the 2016 in Treasures: Help for Compulsive a copy of the book. A 16-week support
History Crash Course. are relevant today, such as dealing documentary “Aida’s Secrets” in the Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding” by group and workshop for adults over
Rabbi Reuben Israel Abraham of with aging parents, the loss of your chapel. 1 p.m. 8339 Old York Road, David F. Tolin, Gail Steketee and Randy
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Calendar Abraham. This event will focus of the Office of Senior Services. 11:30 a.m. 7763 p.m. Social hall at Ohev Shalom of DEATH NOTICES
idea for the state of Israel became Old York Road, Elkins Park. Bucks County. Weekly open play for
Continued from Page 31 a reality. Learn what philosophies, $2. To register, call 215-968-6755. 944 ABRAMS
debates and challenges have played Torah Study. Second Street Pike, Richboro.
18. 4:30 p.m. The Barbara and Harvey a role in its development. Session Midday Torah study with Rabbi Eric Shirley Abrams (nee Goldberg) on November
Brodsky Enrichment Center of JFCS. taught by Rabbi Andrew Markowitz. Lazar at noon. All are welcome. Hoagie and a Show. 4, 2019. Wife of the late Alfred. Mother of
345 Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd. 7 p.m. Adath Israel. 250 N. Highland Temple Brith Achim. 481 S. Gulph The Men’s Club of Congregations Hank (Helene) Abrams, Kirk Abrams and the
Ave., Merion Station. Road, King of Prussia. of Shaare Shamayim is hosting a late Marsha Abrams. Sister of Jay (Marilyn)
Mahjong for Beginners hoagie and show night at 6 p.m. The Goldberg. Grandmother of Nina, Stephanie
Learn how to play mahjong, or simply THURSDAY, NOV. 21 Thanksgiving Diversity. cost is $18 per person, which includes and Eric Abrams. Graveside services are
brush up on your skills in this six-week This program at the Saul Ewing either a tuna or turkey hoagie with private. Contributions in her memory may be
class beginning Oct. 16. The class Mommy & Me. Arnstein & Lehr Law Library will all the trimmings and interactive made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 30 S
will be held from 6:45-9:15 p.m. Cost Sherrie Turetsky, director of the School feature the launch of the “Community DJ entertainment for the evening 17th Street, Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA
is $75 plus a 2019 card. For more of Early Learning at Old York Road of Conscience,” a group of ethnic and provided by Michael Lazar. Contact 19103.
information, call 215-886-8000. Old Temple-Beth Am, will lead a weekly religious leaders working together on the CSS office at 215-677-1600 for
York Road Temple–Beth Am. 971 Old one-hour “Mommy & Me” class at 9:30 shared interests and whose values more information and to RSVP. GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S
York Road, Abington. a.m. For more information, call 215-886- represent AJC’s commitment to 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia. RAPHAEL-SACKS
8000. 971 Old York Road, Abington. diversity. $15 includes luncheon and a
Mahjong. special reader for use at a Thanksgiving Adult Education. BAYER
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am will Torah Study. table. Advance registration required Congregation Adath Jeshurun’s Rav
host a drop-in mahjong game every Study of commentaries found in at ajcphiladelphia-americastable. Shai Cherry 7:30-9 p.m. will explore Ronald Jay Bayer, age 81, died on November
Wednesday at 7 p.m. Bring your the Hertz Chumash, the Etz Hayim eventbrite.com. For more information, different Jewish historical periods and 4, 2019. He was an attorney who resided in
cards. Mahjong sets and cards will be Chumash and the commentaries of contact Hilary Levine at [email protected] themes beginning with the Biblical Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Beloved husband
for sale. Call 215-886-8000. 971 Old modern biblical scholars to deepen org or 215-665-2300. 1500 Market St., period and the Rabbinic period. The of Joyce (nee Trachtman); loving father of
York Road, Abington. our understanding of the first book 38th floor, Philadelphia. program is free and open to anyone. Kim Larrabee, Lorna (Andrew) Bayer Rappa-
of the Bible. Lead by Rabbi Ira Flax. People may attend any or all sessions. port, and Nicole (Harold) Kava; cherished
Reproductive Justice. 10 a.m. Har Zion Temple. 1500 Hagys Book Discussion Group. For more information and to RSVP, brother of Charlotte Kelly; and adored grand-
The Social Justice Committee at Ford Road, Penn Valley. The Book Discussion Group with call the AJ office at 215-635-6611 or father of Justin, Dylan, Haley, Reuben, Era,
Congregation Beth Or invites Rita and MaryAnn, a joint venture email [email protected] 7763 Noah, and Alexa. Contributions in his
the community to a discussion on Exploring ‘Hamilton.’ program by Northeast NORC and the Old York Road, Elkins Park. memory may be made to a charity of the
reproductive rights. Panelists include The Broadway show “Hamilton” made Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, donor's choice.
Rabbi Gregory Marx, offering the Jewish history by mixing hip-hop with musical will meet at noon. This month’s selection “Evil Eye.”
perspective, and Dayle Steinberg, theater. This six-week course will features two loner detectives, Harry The Hilltoppers of Temple Sholom in GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S
president/CEO of Planned Parenthood explore popular music and Broadway, Bosch, retired detective, and LAPD Broomall will host Lena Romanoff, the RAPHAEL-SACKS
of Southeastern Pennsylvania, providing the work of Lin-Manuel Miranda and detective Renee Ballard who find each author of “Your People, My People:
the history and legal interpretation. the real Alexander Hamilton. For more other in Michael Connelly’s new thriller, Finding Fulfillment and Acceptance COOPER
Participants will watch a film featuring information, call 267-984-0722. 10 a.m. “The Sacred Night.” A $2 donation is as a Jew by Choice.” This is a book for
the personal stories of Gloria Steinem and Shir Ami. 101 Richboro Road, Newtown. required. Light refreshments will be interfaith and conversionary couples. Eileen Cooper (nee Lipman), November 7,
others. Q&A follows the panel discussion. served. Call 215-677-1600 for more Through her sessions and discussions 2019 of Philadelphia, PA; beloved wife of the
Refreshments will be served. Advance Pain Management Alternatives. details. Transportation is available with couples, conversations of late Jack Cooper; loving mother of Burt,
registration required at bethor.org. 7 p.m. Experts in yoga, meditation, through Northeast NORC at 215-320- superstitions, specifically the Evil Eye, Glenn (Sheryl), and Richard Cooper; cher-
239 Welsh Road, Maple Glen. acupuncture and others will give short 0351. 9768 Verree Road, would arise, which led to her research. ished grandmother to Jason and Adam
presentations at KleinLife: Montgomery Philadelphia. Learn about the superstition of the Cooper. In lieu of flowers, contributions in
Zionism Discussion. County over lunch and have tables Evil Eye and what it all means. her memory may be made to Sloan-Kettering
The notion of a Jewish state is to demonstrate their alternatives. Canasta Open Play. 7:30 p.m. 55 N. Church Lane, Cancer Center (giving.mskcc.org).
ingrained in the earliest conceptions Presented by the Montgomery County Canasta walk-in friendly game. 1-3 Broomall. l
of Jewish identity, going back to JOSEPH LEVINE and SONS
ARTIST and LOVER OF BOOKS; Tessie Dis-
ner died on October 2nd. Born on December
23, 1921 in Philadelphia Tessie would have
been 98 on her next birthday.Tess is Sur-
vived by her daughter, Patricia and son, Dav-
id and two grandsons, Andrew and Alex. She
was a talented artist and won numerous
awards for her portraits and paintings in New
Jersey contests. She was also very active
with her local library in Haddonfield, New Jer-
sey. She will be missed by all of her family,
friends and neighbors.
Harriette Y. Dworkin (nee Shapiro), Novem-
ber 6, 2019; of Cherry Hill, NJ; beloved wife
of the late Irvin; loving mother of Joy Santos
(Cecilio) and Brian Dworkin (Beth); cher-
ished grandmother of Rose, Remi, Aidan and
the late Antonio. Funeral services were held
on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Joseph Lev-
ine & Sons, Trevose, PA. Interment at Sha-
lom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contri-
butions in her memory may be made to Chil-
dren’s Hospital of Phila. (CHOP) or Samarit-
an Center Hospice, Voorhees, NJ.
JOSEPH LEVINE and SONS
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Dr. Marvin E. Feigenberg on November 6,
CALL 215-832-0749 2019 at the age of 87. Husband of Evelyn
TO PLACE YOUR YAHRTZEIT AD. (nee Beer); father of Andrew (Barbara) Fei-
genberg, Sheri (Gregg) Hensel and Dr.
[email protected] Steven (Khue) Feigenberg; brother of Dr.
Susan Orlow; grandfather of Jacob, Matthew
and Isabelle Feigenberg, Bobby (Laurie) Fei-
genberg and Staci Feigenberg (fiancé David
Steen). A graduate of Temple University, Dr.
Feigenberg was a practicing psychologist for
50 years and worked for the Philadelphia
School System for 40 years. Contributions in
his memory may be made to the Jewish Na-
tional Fund, 7800 Randall Ave., Rockville
Centre NY 11570.
HONOR THE MEMORY
OF YOUR LOVED ONE...
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FISHER GITTERMAN PITCHON SPLAVER YENTIS
Jack Fisher, November 1, 2019, at 92 years Philip Gitterman, November 8, 2019. Hus- Constance Pitchon, November 6, 2019, of Mark A. Splaver, of Philadelphia, PA died at Richard David Yentis, MD, of Fort Worth,
of age. Beloved husband of 72 years to Lil- band of Lori (nee Goodman) for 35 years. Boca Raton, FL. Wife of the late Ralph his residence on November 4, 2019. He was Texas passed on November 5, 2019. A native
lian (Lynn) Fisher (nee Zelitch). Loving father Father of Abraham (Einar) Gitterman, Rose Pitchon. Mother of Paula (Stanley) Segal, the husband of the late Natalie Splaver, fath- of Philadelphia area, he attended Lower
of Howard Fisher (Patricia), Mark Fisher (Su- (Lucas) Myer and Rachel Gitterman. Grand- Michele (David) Greenberg and Scott (Karen) er of Stacy Splaver, Eric (Jennifer) Splaver Merion High School, University of
zanne), and Maurice Fisher (Evelyn). Dear father of Jonathan and Benjamin Gitterman Pitchon. Sister of Harriet Rosenberg and the and Ellen (Tom) Boehm, the grandfather of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania
brother of Martin Fisher. Devoted grandfath- and Sophia Myer. Phil also left behind sever- late Marvin “Sonny” Litz. Also survived by 5 Michelle (Jake) Haebe and Scott Splaver, and Medical School. He leaves behind his wife of
er of Matthew, Amanda, Erick, Mollie, John, al nieces and nephews. He was a great uncle grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. In- the brother of Dee Splaver Smoke. He is also 55 years, the former Edie Tomlinson of Fort
Sarah, Mary, Colleen, Christine, and Lisa. to many others. Dedicated USPS employee terment Roosevelt Memorial Park, Trevose, survived by his life long friends Leonard Bez- Worth, Texas, as well as their children Amiee
Also survived by seven adoring great grand- for 30 years, and member of Har Zion Temple PA. Contributions may be made to JFCS of ar, Sandy Brossman and Norm Rothberg as (Sonny) Fort Worth, Richard Yentis, Jr. (Iza-
children. Funeral services were held for over 70 years. Contributions in his Greater Philadelphia, www.jfcsphilly.org well as beloved nieces and nephews. Burial bela Gheorghisor) of Vienna, VA. Also surviv-
Thursday, 1 PM precisely at Goldsteins memory may be made to the Pennsylvania was at Crescent Memorial Park in ing 4 grandchildren of whom he and Edie had
Rosenberg’s Raphael Sacks, Suburban North, SPCA, 350 E. Erie Ave, Phila., PA 19134 PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc. Pennsauken, NJ. guardianship custody for 14 years. Wesley,
310 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA. Inter- www.pspca.org or to Providence Animal Cen- Sam, Max, and Amanda, he was the devoted
ment Shalom Memorial Park, Huntingdon ter, 555 Sandy Bank Rd., Media, PA 19063 SCHWARTZ PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc. son of Mary(zl)and Herbert Yentis(zl). His
Valley, PA. Contributions in his memory may www.providenceac.org or to any heart or dia- sister, Jackie Yentis Goldstone (George) of
be made to the American Lung Association or betes organizations. Molly Zevin Schwartz, born March 3, 1915 in SYLES Merion. PA, survives. He served in the US
a charity of the charity of your choice. Philadelphia passed away October 31 at Ar- Public Health Service. He developed and
KAPLAN den Courts Memory Care, Northbrook, IL. Claire Hannah Syles (nee Kleinman), on owned a private psychiatric facility and taught
GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur November 6, 2019. Beloved wife of the late his specialty at local Texas hospitals, while
RAPHAEL-SACKS Doris (nee Tubman), November 5, 2019, of (Duke) Schwartz and loving mother of the Philip. Devoted mother of Barbara Messinger, maintaining a private practice for many years.
Plano, TX. Wife of the late Abraham. Mother late Joseph and the late Bernard (Lorna Elliot Syles (Susan), Vickie Jacobs (Jack Richard was a classical pianist, collector of
HURWITZ of Randi (Mark) Tonoff and Carol (Eric) Ka- Sealine Schwartz) and grandmother of Eric Lykudis), and Jeffrey Syles (Alma). Dear sis- fine original art and antique handmade car-
plan. Also survived by four grandchildren and Schwartz, Adena Schwartz Long, and Jessica ter of Gail Wiener and Charles Steinberg (Ar- pets, sculpture and musical instruments. His
Beverly Hurwitz (nee Supovitz), on Novem- one great-grandchild. Graveside services Schwartz. Devoted daughter of the late Jen- lene). Loving grandmother of Kimberly Zar- sense of humor was widely known as well as
ber 3, 2019. Devoted mother of Elliott Hur- were held Thursday, November 7, 2019 at nie (nee Friedman) and Samuel Zevin and ett (Chad), Meredith Seltzer (Scott), Phillip his love of family, theater, and orchestra per-
witz, Janet Hurwitz, Julie Hurwitz and Jim Shalom Memorial Park, Philadelphia, PA. caring sister of Rose Steinberg, Bess Weiss Jacobs (Barbara Johanson), Nicole Ostrom, formances. He and Edie traveled the world to
Hurwitz. Loving grandmother of Zachary Hur- Contributions in her memory may be made to and Albert Zevin who all predeceased her. Melissa Messinger, and Jeffrey Syles. Loving learn new techniques of psychiatry and loved
witz (Erin), Ben Keating (Cathy), Alex Keating Jewish Family Service of Dallas, 5402 Ar- She will be greatly missed by her surviving great grandmother of Gavin, Madden, Re- to visit unusual destinations. As a member of
(Olga), Emily Hurwitz (Brandon), Jacob Hur- apaho Road, Dallas, TX, 75248, 972-437- son, Robert and her devoted daughter-in-law agan, Ryan, and Gabriel. Contributions in her the Temples in Fort Worth, Richard attended
witz-Goodman (Meg), Nicholas Hurwitz- 9950. and best friend, Angela Miraglio as well as memory may be made to the Montgomery classes on bible and Jewish traditions and
Goodman (Audrey), Daniel Hurwitz-Good- several nieces, nephews and Arden Courts County SPCA, 1006 Edge Hill Road Abington, shared his new found knowledge willingly. He
man, Rebecca Hurwitz. Dear great grand- JOSEPH LEVINE and SONS family. Those who knew her cherished her PA 19001 www.montgomerycountyspca.org always attended his Penn class reunions,
mother of Noah Hurwitz, Carter Hurwitz, warmth, compassion and wit during her 104 catching up with fraternity brothers, former
Thomas Keating and Hannah Keating. Contri- NOCH Years. Gravesite services were held Novem- GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S crew members and learning about innova-
butions in her memory may be made to a ber 6, 2019 at Mt. Jacob Cemetery, Glen- RAPHAEL-SACKS tions in medicine. Contributions to remem-
donee of choice. Rochelle (Rocky) Noch of Holland, PA passed olden PA. Arrangements by Weinstein & ber Richard may be made to a charity of your
on November 2nd, in Langhorne, PA due to Piser Funeral Home, Wilmette, IL and Gold- choice, or the Yentis Charitable Foundation
GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S complications from cardiac arrest. She was stein Funeral Home, Philadelphia PA. 7300 City Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19151.
RAPHAEL-SACKS 73. The daughter of Charles and Edith Gal-
man, she was born in Philadelphia, PA and WEINSTEIN & PISER FUNERAL HOME facebook.com/jewishexponent
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Henry Kanner on November 4, 2019. Hus- town and worked for the Social Security Ad-
band of the late Milena. Father of Robert Kan- ministration in Bristol Township for 34 years. Frieda,"Fritzie" Silver (nee Fishman), age 100 , (856) 616-2923 | (215) 546-5800
ner, Steven Kanner and Lawrence (Amy) Kan- She is survived by her husband, Richard, her of Wynnewood, Pa. died October 31, 2019.
ner. Grandfather of Rachel, Theodora, step-daughter, Erin, step-son, Evan, sons-in- She was the beloved wife of the late Commis- CHERRY HILL | TURNERSVILLE | HAMILTON
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tions in his memory may be made to the U.S. grandchildren, Spencer, Cooper, and Remy chael (Kathleen) Silver Esq. and Stephen ROTHKOFFLAW.COM
Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Satran. Rocky enjoyed cooking, shopping for (Courtney) Silver. She is also the proud
Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, DC her grandchildren, making baby blankets, go- Grandmother of Barry (Kayleigh) Silver,
20024 www.ushmm.org ing to lunch with her girlfriends, and watch- Sarah (David) Luksenberg and Joey Silver.
ing her favorite show, General Hospital. She She is also the Adoring Great-grandmother of
GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S will be remembered for her love and devo- Leah, Deena and Rachel. Services and inter-
RAPHAEL-SACKS tion to her family and friends. Donations can ment were held privately at Haym Salomon
be made to the American Heart Association Memorial Park. Contributions in her memory
www.heart.org. may be made to Israel Guide Dog Center: 968 REQUEST A FREE SENIOR GUIDE
Easton Road Suite 8 Warrington, Pa. 18976.
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ESTATE of CYNTHIA BUSANI; ESTATE OF FRED DOUGLAS MA- ESTATE OF JANETTE MARIE ESTATE OF JOSEPHINE M. WAT- Estate of Margaret K. Kinsella; Kin- ESTATE OF SELMA LEVIN, DE- Notice is hereby given that CHEP
BUSANI, CYNTHIA, DECEASED SON, DECEASED. WHARTON a/k/a JANETTE M. SON, DECEASED. sella, Margaret K. CEASED. Container and Pooling Solutions
Late of Philadelphia Late of Philadelphia WHARTON, DECEASED. Late of Philadelphia Late of Philadelphia, PA Late of Philadelphia Inc., a foreign corporation formed
LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on Late of Philadelphia LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the LETTERS ADMINISTRATION on the LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on under the laws of the State of
the above Estate have been gran- the above Estate have been gran- LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on above Estate have been granted to above Estate have been granted to the above Estate have been gran- Delaware and with its principal of-
ted to the undersigned, who re- ted to the undersigned, who re- the above Estate have been gran- the undersigned, who request all the undersigned, who request all ted to the undersigned, who re- fice located 37584 Amrhein Rd, Ste
quest all person having claims or quest all persons having claims or ted to the undersigned, who re- persons having claims or demands persons having claims or demands quest all persons having claims or 100, Livonia, MI 48150, has re-
demands against the estate of the demands against the estate of the quest all persons having claims or against the estate of the decedent against the estate of the decedent demands against the estate of the gistered to do business in
decedent to make known the same decedent to make known the same demands against the estate of the to make known the same and all to make known the same and all decedent to make known the same Pennsylvania with the Department
and all persons indebted to the de- and all persons indebted to the de- decedent to make known the same persons indebted to the decedent persons indebted to the decedent and all persons indebted to the de- of State of the Commonwealth of
cedent to make payment without cedent to make payment without and all persons indebted to the de- to make payment without delay to to make payment without delay to: cedent to make payment without Pennsylvania, at Harrisburg, PA, on
delay to Norbert Binkowski, c/o delay to MELVIN MASON, ADMIN- cedent to make payment without NANCY KERRIGAN and KATHLEEN Rosemarie Stolle, c/o David W. delay to ALAN LEVIN, ADMINIS- 11/8/19, under the provisions of
Bart Benoff, Esq., Benoff Law Firm, ISTRATOR, c/o Flora M. Novick, delay to CHARLES A. HALPIN, III, WATSON, EXECUTRICES, c/o Har- Crosson, Esq., Crosson & Richetti, TRATOR, c/o Jeffrey B. First, Esq., the Pennsylvania Business Corpor-
5 Neshaminy Interplex, Suite 205, Esq., 1701 Walnut St., 6th Fl., Phil- ADMINISTRATOR, The Land Title vey Abramson, Esq., 86 Buck Rd., LLC, 609 W. Hamilton St., Suite 6100 City Ave., Ste. 417, Phil- ation Law of 1988.
Trevose, PA 19053, Administrator. adelphia, PA 19103, Bldg., 100 S. Broad St., Ste. 1830, Holland, PA 18966, 100, Allentown, PA 18101, Admin- adelphia, PA 19131, The registered office in
Benoff Law Firm Or to his Attorney: Philadelphia, PA 19110, Or to their Attorney: istratrix. Or to his Attorney: Pennsylvania shall be deemed for
5 Neshaminy Interplex FLORA M. NOVICK Or to his Attorney: HARVEY ABRAMSON Crosson & Richetti, LLC JEFFREY B. FIRST venue and official publication pur-
Suite 205 THE LAW OFFICES OF PETER L. CHARLES A. J. HALPIN, III LAW OFFICES OF HARVEY AB- 609 W. Hamilton St. LAW OFFICE OF JEFFREY B. FIRST poses to be located in Philadelphia
Trevose, PA 19053 KLENK & ASSOCIATES The Land Title Bldg. RAMSON, P.C. Suite 100 6100 City Ave., Ste. 417 County.
1701 Walnut St., 6th Fl. 100 S. Broad St., Ste. 1830 86 Buck Rd. Allentown, PA 18101 Philadelphia, PA 19131
ESTATE OF DONALD J. LANGE, SR. Philadelphia, PA 19103 Philadelphia, PA 19110 Holland, PA 18966 ESTATE OF NOREEN A. HARCAR Notice is hereby given that Dash-
a/k/a DONALD LANGE, SR., DE- ESTATE OF JOSEPH SCHATANOFF ESTATE of JULIA A. MAYER; MAY- a/k/a NOREEN ANN HARCAR, DE- Estate of TERESA McCORMICK, board Accountants, Inc. filed a for-
CEASED. ESTATE of HARRY PETER MER- a/k/a JOSEPH SCHATANOFF, MD, ER, JULIA A., DECEASED CEASED. Deceased eign registration statement to do
Late of Philadelphia CHANT; MERCHANT, HARRY DECEASED. Late of Philadelphia Late of the Township of Abington, Late of Philadelphia County business in the Commonwealth of
LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION PETER, DECEASED Late of Philadelphia LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the Montgomery County, PA LETTERS TESTAMENTARY Pennsylvania on October 29, 2019.
DBN on the above Estate have been Late of Philadelphia LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the above Estate have been granted to LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the On the above estate have been The street and mailing address of
granted to the undersigned, who LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the above Estate have been granted to the undersigned, who request all above Estate have been granted to granted to the undersigned, who the association’s principal office is
request all persons having claims above Estate have been granted to the undersigned, who request all person having claims or demands the undersigned, who request all bequest all persons having claims 1188 Sportsplex Drive, Suite 203,
or demands against the estate of the undersigned, who request all persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent persons having claims or demands or demands against the estate of Kaysville UT 84037. The commer-
the decedent to make known the person having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent to make known the same and all against the estate of the decedent the decedent to make known the cial registered office provider is in
same and all persons indebted to against the estate of the decedent to make known the same and all persons indebted to the decedent to make known the same and all same, and all persons indebted to care of Registered Agents Inc in
the decedent to make payment to make known the same and all persons indebted to the decedent to make payment without delay to persons indebted to the decedent the decedent to make payment Montgomery County. The Corpora-
without delay to SUMMER BAR- persons indebted to the decedent to make payment without delay to Kimberly Spor, 3602 Genesee Dr., to make payment without delay to without delay, to Tricia Apostolidis tion is filed in compliance with the
RESI, ADMINISTRATRIX - DBN, c/o to make payment without delay to SANDRA S. WELTZMAN, EXEC- Philadelphia, PA 19154, Executrix, DAVID M. HARCAR, EXECUTOR, and Brian McCormick, Executors, requirements of the applicable pro-
Neal G. Wiley, Esq., 1608 Walnut Jacqueline Merchant, 432 Lyceum UTRIX, c/o David S. Workman, or to her attorney: c/o Howard M. Soloman, Esq., c/o Jon Taylor, Esq. 1617 JKF Blvd. visions of 15 Pa. C.S. 412.
St., Ste. 900, Philadelphia, PA Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19128, Exec- Esq., The Bellevue, 6th Fl., 200 S. Paul H. Young, Esq. 1760 Market St., Ste. 404, Phil- Suite 1838 Philadelphia, PA 19103,
19103, utrix. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102, Marr & Associates, LLC adelphia, PA 19103, or to their attorney: Notice is hereby given that Articles
Or to her Attorney: The Erb Law Firm, PC Or to her Attorney: 3554 Hulmeville Rd. Or to his Attorney: Jon Taylor, Esquire, PC of Incorporation were filed for
NEAL G. WILEY 20 S. Valley Road DAVID S. WORKMAN Suite 102 HOWARD M. SOLOMAN 1617 JFK Blvd. LUCA CIRO CORP with the Com-
ALEXANDER & PELLI, LLC Suite 100 ASTOR WEISS KAPLAN & MAN- Bensalem, PA 19020 1760 Market St., Ste. 404 Suite 1838 monwealth of Pennsylvania on
1608 Walnut St., Ste. 900 Paoli, PA 19301 DEL, LLP ESTATE of LUCIE MAE HAYNIE, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Philadelphia, PA, 19103 November 4, 2019. The address of
Philadelphia, PA 19103 The Bellevue, 6th Fl. DECEASED ESTATE OF RUTH SAKS, DE- the corporation’s registered office
ESTATE of ISABELLA H. 200 S. Broad St. Late of Philadelphia CEASED. ESTATE OF THOMAS WILLIAM is 1709 Chestnut Street, Phil-
ESTATE OF ELIAS JUNIOR BINKOWSKI; BINKOWSKI, ISA- Philadelphia, PA 19102 LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the Late of Montgomery County MOORE, JR., DECEASED. adelphia PA 19103-4115 in Phil-
TORRES LEBRON, DECEASED. BELLA H., DECEASED above Estate have been granted to LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the Late of Philadelphia adelphia County. This corporation
Late of Philadelphia Late of Philadelphia facebook.com/jewishexponent the undersigned, who request all above Estate have been granted to LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the is incorporated under the provi-
LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on persons having claims or demands the undersigned, who request all above Estate have been granted to sions of the Business Corporation
the above Estate have been gran- the above Estate have been gran- Follow us on against the estate of the decedent persons having claims or demands the undersigned, who request all Law of 1988, as amended.
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of her great-grandmothers Sylvia Wecht and
Jewish Candidates Win Across Region Democratic district attorney in the county’s history. a community of Board Trustees, volunteers, and
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surrounding counties — Delaware, Chester, A. Irvine, Abramson Senior Care president and CEO.
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“Best” Designations New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman
In Bucks County, Judge Jordan Yeager, a Democrat, Two of Abramson Senior Care’s services recently will headline the One Book, One Jewish Community
was elected to the Court of Common Pleas. Linda received “Best” designations from U.S. News and kickoff event Nov. 17 at Gratz College.
Bobrin, a Democrat and an attorney, won her race to World Report and Newsweek.
be the register of wills in Bucks County. Gratz selected Hoffman’s latest book, “The World
Abramson’s short-term rehabilitation locations, That We Knew,” as its “one book” for 2019-2020.
In Montgomery County, Judge Melissa Schwartz Birnhak Transitional Care at Lankenau Medical The author of more than 30 novels, Hoffman will be
Sterling, a Democrat, was elected to the Court of Center and Birnhak Transitional Care at Horsham, interviewed by Jane Eisner of Columbia University, a
Common Pleas. Lori Schreiber, a Democrat, was were both named “Best Short-Term Rehab” by former editor-in-chief of The Forward and a former
elected as the clerk of courts, and Karen Geld- U.S. News. columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Sanchez, also a Democrat, won re-election as county
controller. To determine the short-term rehabilitation rank- This event is open to the public, and Hoffman will
ings, U.S. News looks at the care provided to patients be available to sign books after the interview.
In Philadelphia County, Democrat Allan Domb staying at a facility for less than 100 days and analyzes
was re-elected to City Council, and Judge Anne a number of quality measures, including staffing, “This book touches the heart of what we do at
E. Lazarus held her seat on the Superior Court. outcomes, resident complaints and processes of care. Gratz,” said Lori Cohen, director of Adult Jewish
Judge Joshua Roberts was elected to the Philadelphia Nationally, 13,683 facilities received one of three Learning at Gratz. “The kickoff and subsequent pro-
Common Pleas Court. Short-Term Ratings, with 2,250 of those homes earn- gramming bring our local communities together to
ing a High-Performing Rating. discuss a difficult topic, through the common bond of
In Chester County, Democrat Marian Moskowitz, reading and discussion. We hope and anticipate that
a first-time candidate, won a seat on the Board of “We are truly fortunate to have hard-working, it will spur conversation, education and dialogue.” l
Commissioners, and Deb Ryan became the first dedicated employees committed to our mission and
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Community AJC Philadelphia/Southern NJ welcomed AJC Jerusalem Director Lt. Col. (Res.) Avital Leibovich
to Philadelphia on Oct. 29 for a National Leadership Council and Marshall Society briefing
NEWSMAKERS hosted by AJC board member Alan Hoffman at Blank Rome LLP.
James C. Schwartzman, a From left: Marcia Bronstein,
partner and chair of the Sally Cooper Bleznak, Jennifer
Ethics and Professional Steinberg, Devorah Treatman,
Responsibility Group at Avital Leibovich, Tammy
Stevens & Lee, was elected to Hertzbach, Carole Weintraub,
the board of The David F. and Hilary Levine and Helene Ross
Constance B. Girard-diCarlo
Center for Ethics, Integrity
and Compliance, part of the
Villanova University Charles
Widger School of Law.
James C. Schwartzman
Courtesy of Stevens & Lee
Neen Davis was elected From left: Fred Strober,
president of the Tikvah/AJMI Jim Rosenstein, Joseph Zuritsky,
(Advocates for the Jewish Alan Hoffman, Abelardo Lechter,
Mentally Ill) board of direc- Morris Gocial, Harold Yaffe and
tors. She will preside over the Bob Fiebach
annual fundraising brunch
Nov. 24 at Temple Beth Hillel- Photos by Christopher Brown
Beth El in Wynnewood.
Photo by Bonnie Squires
Past and present rec league
basketball players from the
Kaiserman JCC gathered on
Nov. 10 to pay tribute to the
late Greg Casey by playing
pickup basketball games in his
honor. Casey, who was a long-
time player, league organizer
and referee at the JCC, died in
Basketball players honor
Greg Casey. Photo by Amy Krulik
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Abramson Senior Care held its 29th annual gala, Abramson Senior Care received the Family Award in recognition of their dedication to improving the
Celebrates (formerly the Rainbow Ball), on Oct. 12 at the Hilton Penn’s Landing. quality of life of older adults.
More than 300 guests gathered to congratulate Andi and Scott Barsky as they
Top row, from left: Scott Barsky, Andi Barsky, Carol A. Irvine and Howard J. Davis. Bottom Lorraine Drobny and Stuart Drobny Photos by Scott Weiner
row, from left: Brett Studner, Lisa Studner, Jayne Perilstein and Ron Perilstein
From left: Mitchell Goldenberg, Jane Goldenberg, Jill Zipin and Howard Zipin From left: Jonathan Levine, Rachel Levine, Tammy Steinberg and Michael B. Steinberg
Thirty-six congregants from Main Line Reform Temple
traveled to Morocco on a trip led by Rabbi David Straus and
The group rides across the Sahara Desert. Rabbi David Straus with Jackie Slat El-Azama Synagogue, the last remaining synagogue in Marrakech
Courtesy of Main Line Reform Temple Kaddish, the president of the Jewish
community in Marrakech
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Healing is a journey.
Healing takes time and proper care. Going from
hospital to home can be challenging for patients
who are not fully recovered.
A division of Abramson Senior Care,
Birnhak Transitional Care is a regional
leader in short-term rehabilitation,
specializing in helping patients
continue to heal and gain strength
after a hospitalization.
We are pleased to announce that our
fully renovated facility at Lankenau
Medical Center is now available.
To learn more, call Abramson Care 888.340.0080
Advisors, any time, day or night. abramsonseniorcare.org
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