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Jewish Exponent May 23, 2019

Jewish Exponent May 23, 2019

MAY 23, 2019 / 18 IYAR 5779
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LOCAL Responds to
Sacred Space at
Rodeph Shalom A NEW STATEMENT released by The Sue Isenberg, left, holds up the transit visa that allowed her family to flee Lithuania before
Ceremony Muslim American Society (MAS) Islamic
commemorates Center in North Philadelphia states that the Nazis invaded. It was signed by the father of Nobuki Sugihara, who attended B’nai Abraham
merger. the children appearing in a controver-
sial video last month did not understand Chabad’s annual fundraising event on May 19. Eric Schucht
Page 4 the Arabic words they were reciting, and
all volunteers nearby who did know the Son of ‘Japan’s Oskar
STATE language were not paying attention. Schindler’ Visits Philadelphia

State Rep. Poses In the video uploaded to the MAS ERIC SCHUCHT | JE STAFF there either. They had to get out. The
With White Philly Facebook page on April 22, plan was to head to the United States to
Nationalists children are seen dancing and lip syncing SUE ISENBERG WAS just 7 when the reunite with Isenberg’s father. Word was
And she will to a song known as the “revolutionaries’ Nazis invaded in 1939. The family of going around that a man at the Japanese
not apologize. anthem,” often played by Islamist groups. Polish Jews fled for their lives, seeking Consulate was signing transit visas,
A few girls are also seen reciting words refuge in nearby Lithuania. allowing travel across Russia into Japanese
Page 5 about using violence to retake the Al-Aqsa territory and then beyond.
Mosque, which was built on the Temple But when the Soviet Union invaded
NATIONAL Mount in Jerusalem. in the summer of 1940, they weren’t safe Now 86, Isenberg recently got to meet

Jewish Agency “We will chop off their heads, and we
Chair Embraces will liberate the sorrowful and exalted
Change Al-Aqsa Mosque,” one girl said. “We
Michael Siegal will lead the army of Allah fulfilling his
describes his vision. purpose, and we will subject them to
eternal torture.”
Volume 203090
Number 508 The statement reads that the volunteer
regrets the song selection and has decided
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Rodeph Shalom and Beth Ahavah Dedicate Space

LOCAL passages that demand social jus- to inclusion and diversity. Senior Rabbi Jill Maderer blessed From left: Henry Patterson and
ERICA SILVERMAN | JE STAFF tice and tolerance.” “Rodeph Shalom always the rainbow mezuzah as part of Chip Ellis were the second same-sex
the dedication of the Beth Ahavah couple to be married at Rodeph
REFORM CONGREGATION One worshipper stood welcomed us and always found historical sacred space at Rodeph Shalom. Photos by Erica Silverman
Rodeph Shalom and LGBTQ during the service and a way to say yes,” said Levin. Shalom.
synagogue Beth Ahavah expressed his gratitude that he Rodeph Shalom board voted to
commemorated their merger and his same-sex partner are The connection group audit committee member support gay marriage.
with a ceremony in the newly getting married next week at pRiSm was created to con- Ellen Poster said. “Some of the
dedicated Beth Ahavah the shul, as another man stood tinue Beth Ahavah’s mission, prayers simply celebrate differ- “It’s moved from tolerance
Historical Sacred Space. and said, “I am thankful to cel- to strengthen Jewish LGBTQ ence, and that we are all made to real acceptance at Rodeph
ebrate my husband’s birthday life at Rodeph Shalom and in in God’s image regardless of Shalom,” said Ellis, 57, a retired
The May 17 ceremony with him for a 42nd year.” the larger community through gender, gender expression or CPA. At one point he and Patterson
concluded with the installation education, advocacy and sexual orientation.” belonged to Rodeph Shalom and
of a rainbow mezuzah on the In 1975, five people, includ- celebration. Beth Ahavah consecutively.
door to the space, as a sign ing founding president Jerry There is a newly formed Gay
of Rodeph Shalom’s inclusive Silverman, began discussing Heshie Zinman, a board Straight Alliancef at the shul’s “The language of the new
community, pursuing justice the formation of an LGBTQ member at Rodeph Shalom religious school, Poster said. The Siddur is much more inclu-
and peace. synagogue in Philadelphia, and pRiSm chair, estimates group attends events, such as the sive,” Ellis said. The Rodeph
and services began in a mem- 15-20 percent of the Rodeph upcoming Pride Shabbat Dinner Shalom prayer book has been
“May this mezuzah symbolize ber’s living room. By 1977, Shalom community identifies on June 7 at Rodeph Shalom. gender neutral for three years.
us leaning together and com- Congregation Beth Ahavah was with the LGBTQ community
ing together in this space,” said incorporated and, by 1989, Beth and is increasing. About 1,200 “I used to feel like just a “Today there is a more con-
Senior Rabbi Jill Maderer, bless- Ahavah voted to affiliate with families are shul members. member of Rodeph Shalom, scious effort, guest speakers
ing the mezuzah. “I remember the Union of American Hebrew but today I feel like a gay mem- address issues that are close to
marching the Torah scroll from Congregations. Several recent initiatives ber,” said Henry Patterson, our community,” said Patterson,
Beth Ahavah down Broad Street have made Rodeph Shalom 53, a retired school teacher. noting an upcoming event on
to Rodeph Shalom,” she said. Beth Ahavah moved from more inclusive to the LGBTQ Patterson and his husband June 12 at Rodeph Shalom, that
its home on Leticia Street to community through an audit Chip Ellis were the second features national press secretary
The space on the lower level Rodeph Shalom in 2006 and its committee created to review the same-sex couple to be married of the Human Rights Campaign
of Rodeph Shalom hosts the members began worshipping building, practices, forms and at Rodeph Shalom in 2001 by Sarah McBride. l
Torah and ark, photographs in what was then known as liturgy used there. All-gender Rabbi Arron Bisno.
and other memorabilia from the “groom’s room,” now the bathroom signs now mark six [email protected];
the original Beth Ahavah Historical Sacred Space. bathrooms, and membership Before Pennsylvania rec- 215-832-0737
congregation. A tree will be and religious school forms have ognized gay marriage, the
planted adjacent to the shul “Beth Ahavah was a place additional options for gender
honoring the merger, and the to merge your gay and Jewish and preferred pronouns.
strength and perseverance of identity,” said former Beth
the Beth Ahavah community. Ahavah president Jeffrey Maderer asked the committee
Strauss. “It gave a voice to the to review Siddurs (prayer books)
Rabbi Emeritus Allan Fuchs Jewish LGBTQ community.” and High Holy Day books from
told the congregation during a variety of synagogues, such as
the evening service that, “My The full merger of Beth Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in
Orthodox training taught me Ahavah and Rodeph Shalom San Francisco and Congregation
that the survival of Judaism in 2015 was coordinated by Beit Simchat Torah in New York
in a highly integrated society then-Beth Ahavah President City, so Rodeph Shalom clergy
depends on commitment to Joan Levin and former Rodeph can reference them.
Torah, and the many prophetic Shalom President Lloyd
Brotman. The merger reflected “Liturgy has been developed
Rodeph Shalom’s commitment for coming out ceremonies,
baby namings and weddings,”

State Rep. Poses for Photo With White Supremacists

S TAT E rights rally in Harrisburg on Regional Director Nancy Baron- reaction to the photo, and a call and organizations, as are most
ERICA SILVERMAN | JE STAFF May 6. The photo of the repre- Baer said in a statement. “ADL for an apology, Borowicz, who of my colleagues,” she said in
sentative surfaced in a tweet. can confirm that the individ- represents Clinton County the statement, according to
PENNSYLVANIA STATE In the photo, she smiles next ual in the photo is connected and parts of Centre County, the Centre Daily Times. “We
Rep. Stephanie Borowicz posed to a couple of members of the to multiple right-wing extrem- released a statement pushing do not, nor should we, require
for a photo with a member of Guard, who are wearing shirts ist movements, and there is no back against the criticism. ID or background checks as
the American Guard, a group with the group’s name and excuse for anyone in a position a condition for being photo-
the Anti-Defamation League logo. of leadership in the common- “On any given day as a state graphed with the people of
characterizes as “hardcore wealth to appear to legitimize lawmaker, I am frequently Pennsylvania — our constitu-
white supremacists,” at a gun “It is irresponsible for state extremism.” approached and honored to ents! The many photos taken
legislators to pose for selfies have my photo taken with of me at this year’s Rally to
with white supremacists,” ADL After there was outrage in individual constituents, groups




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State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz with American Guard members
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Rac Brewer, the man to the University, said the Guard is
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Guard’s Florida chapter and Rydal, PA 19046
says the group rejects bigotry “In America, white nation-
and violence. He noted that alists and supremacists nd
former member Augustus in the current administration WE’RE A twitter
Invictus was rejected from the sanction to act upon their
organization for sympathizing hateful and inherently fearful ABOUT JEWISH PHILADELPHIA.
with the Nazis. drives,” she said.
Follow us @jewishexponent
“Our governing documents Borowicz is the first
are pretty clear; we are open to woman ever elected to repre-
all races and both genders,” he sent the 76th District in the
said. “We have an organization Pennsylvania House.
as diverse as the nation we serve.”
“ ere is still too much
Brewer noted Hussein political correctness and unac-
Hill, president of the group’s countable government intrusion
North Carolina chapter, who in ltrating our daily lives,” she
is African American and gay, said, when she was sworn into
as an example of its diversity. o ce in January. But in late
But the Southern Poverty Law March, she found herself at the
Center classi es the group as center of another rhetorical
a hate group, and in a 2017 storm, a er she faced criticism
report, the ADL pointed out over her opening prayer for the
that Guard founder Brien James 25th session of the state legisla-
was “a long-time Indiana white ture on March 25.
supremacist who was one of
the founders of the Vinlanders During the two-minute
Social Club (VSC), a hardcore address, she mentioned “Jesus”
racist skinhead gang.” more than 13 times, ending
with, “Every tongue will con-
In 2018, there was a signif- fess, Jesus, that you are Lord.”
icant increase in anti-Semitic
incidents committed by white e prayer took place just as
supremacists across the nation, the rst female Muslim mem-
according to an annual audit ber of the Pennsylvania House,
released by the ADL. White Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell
supremacists have been respon- of Philadelphia, was sworn
sible for most extremist-related into o ce.
killings over the past decade,
including nearly 80 percent of Borowicz did not return
all extremist-related murders the Exponent’s requests for
in 2018, the ADL reported. comment. ●

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Jewish Agency Chair Embraces Change

LOCAL government and people. don’t like change, you’re going not a brand if you don’t sell it.” Michael Siegal YouTube screenshot
JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF So what did Michael Siegal, to hate extinction.” Israel has also changed from
affinity, they understand that the
THERE’S NO DENYING the chairman of its board of trust- A lot has changed since serving as a bedrock of Jewish relationship he has with Prime
Jewish Agency’s impact on the ees, say when he was asked to Siegal entered the Jewish non- unity to a site of passionate, Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Jewish world. take the job a few years ago? profit world years ago. The emotional discord for many. can be fragile, Siegal said. And
biggest change, he said, has The Jewish Agency’s job, Siegal when you throw in the differ-
The aliyot to Israel after 1929 “Are you kidding me? Why been social media. More than said, is to bridge the cultural ence in temperament between
would not have happened at the would I do that?” he asked. anything, the interconnectivity divide between Israeli Jews and Trump and Barack Obama?
same level had the agency not been of the Jewish world has allowed the diaspora; for a long time,
involved — it’s been responsible Today, he’s glad he did. for smaller, niche cohorts to that meant thinking about the “Try and explain that to an
for bringing an estimated 3 mil- Siegal, the executive chair- be created outside the pur- latter’s obligation to the former. Israeli,” Siegal laughed.
lion Jewish immigrants to Israel. man of Olympic Steel, a large view of traditional institutions.
Its ties to Israel are undeniable. metal services company, who’s Whether you like that or not, Now, Israel is a built-up, He does have one fairly help-
David Ben Gurion once chaired also held positions with the he said, it is a significant depar- modern country and, though ful ally: Isaac Herzog, the former
the executive committee, and the Cleveland Jewish Federation ture, and will require serious it still relies on the U.S. for Labor Party MK and minister
agency has government recog- and the JFNA, is at the forefront resources to study and adapt. plenty, it is self-sufficient, in of Welfare and Social Services
nition allowing it to create pro- of Diaspora relations to Israel, many ways. That requires some in Israel, and chairman of the
grams that seemed impossible. a monumentally important task Branding, he said, has thought: What is Israeli Jewry’s Jewish Agency, a job he took fol-
as divides between those groups become crucial, citing LeBron responsibility to world Jewry? lowing Natan Sharansky’s time
As a body composed of the seem to be widening. Siegal, who James, Kim Kardashian and in the position. Herzog is a “rock
World Zionist Organization, was recently in town to thank President Donald Trump as In Siegal’s view, “philanthropy star,” in Siegal’s words.
the Jewish Federations of North the Jewish Federation of Greater having successfully leveraged is not in the psyche of most of the
America (JFNA) and Keren Philadelphia for its continuing brands. The Jewish Agency, he Israeli culture.” What Siegal wants more
Hayasod, the Jewish Agency is support, said that there’s just one said, has an impeccable brand. than anything else is for their
tasked with speaking on behalf way to ensure that world Jewry There’s also the question of to be a wider appreciation for
of world Jewry to the Israeli can ensure its survival: change. “To some degree, just doing politics. Most Israeli Jews have the gob-smacking reality of an
“I’m not an advocate for the the right thing in the new world an affinity for Trump; most extant Jewish state in the world.
status quo,” he said. “If you isn’t enough,” Siegal said. “It’s American Jews do not. Even That the Jewish people have
though the former has that undertaken “the experiment of
Jewish sovereignty again for the
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lical moment.” In a way, that is
a problem in itself. “What’s our
unifying message when Israel’s
there, Israel’s built? What are we
supposed to do now?”

What has come to first, he
said, is the understanding that
“Israel is not a given.”

“My great-grandparents
would have been killed, and
probably might have been killed,
for the fact that they were Jewish
without Jewish sovereignty,” he
said. “I would never want that
for my great-grandchildren.” l

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Jewish Federation Names Chief Planning & Strategy Officer

LOCAL Melissa S. “Missy” Johnson was said. “She has a real love for operations, program devel- “I am deeply passionate
ERIC SCHUCHT | JE STAFF named Jewish Federation of Greater Judaism and the Jewish com- opment, engagement, fund about serving the needs of the
Philadelphia’s new chief planning munity of Philadelphia. So I’m development and human Jewish community,” she said.
BOOKS AND PAPERS blan- and strategy officer. extremely excited that she’s com- resources to help people see
ket every surface of Melissa S. ing, not only with great experience the Jewish Federation not only “And I approach all
“Missy” Johnson’s office at Photo courtesy of Davida Chornock from a professional point of view, as a fundraising tool, but as a of my work, and all of my
Main Line Reform Temple in but also as someone who’s been a force to engage the local Jewish relationships, with the high-
Wynnewood — a decade’s worth development officer for the Girl wonderful community volunteer community. est degree of integrity and
of memories. Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. for so many years.” I’m very excited and grateful
Main Line Reform will host for this opportunity to work
Johnson, Main Line Reform She serves on the board Johnson will replace Rabbi a farewell party for Johnson in with the professional staff
Temple’s executive director, has of trustees of the National Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, June. An interim replacement and leadership of the [Jewish]
a rich history with the syna- Association for Temple Admin- who held the position from 2015 for her starts on May 24. As Federation.” l
gogue. She was Bat Mitzvahed istration. Johnson also serves on until earlier this year. She said for Johnson, she plans on being
there, Rabbi Hausen married the congregational ethics task her goal is to use her expe- a temple member and helping [email protected];
her and her husband, Howard, force for the Union for Reform rience in strategic planning, wherever she can. 215-832-0751
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fit. But the time has come for her
to embark on her next adven- Jewish Federation began its Let Your Bright Life Shine
ture, at least professionally: On search for a new chief planning
June 3, Johnson will start her and strategy officer in January. at Montgomery County’s Premier Senior Living Community
new job as the Jewish Federation At that time, Johnson said,
of Greater Philadelphia’s chief she wasn’t looking for a new Independent Living:
planning and strategy officer. job, but applied after a friend
emailed her the application It’s the carefree lifestyle you deserve – chef-prepared meals,
“It’s been the privilege of my and gave some encouragement. superior amenities, concierge, and transportation service
life,” she said. “So many mile-
stones have occurred here for me, “The most compelling thing Personal Care:
so leaving was more than just was the opportunity to have a
a decision to change jobs. The much greater impact on a wider Highly trained associates provide the 24/7 support you need
[Jewish] Federation as an orga- expanse of the Jewish commu-
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affairs. She earned a doctor of eration’s CEO, said many people
jurisprudence as well as a doc- applied for the job, but Johnson
torate of clinical psychology stood out from the crowd due to
from Widener University School her ability to not only handle the
of Law and a master’s from the day-to-day aspects of the job, but
Widener University Institute for long-term planning as well.
Graduate Clinical Psychology.
“Missy is someone who is
Throughout her career, well-respected, who is inspira-
Johnson has put her degrees to tional, who is thoughtful and
good use. She was a labor and ethical, and has great, long rela-
employment attorney for Blank tionships with many people
Rome LLP and McCausland within the community,” Adler
Keen + Buckman. She was also
the general counsel and vice
president of human resources
for Strategic Management
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Hillel President Tapped to Head JNFA

N AT I O N A L said in a statement, “During his and CEO Jerry Silverman Democrat from 1993 to 1995. Eric Fingerhut YouTube screenshot
JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF time with Hillel, Eric guided us announced in April 2018 that “His exemplary and visionary
through an ambitious strategic he would be stepping down leadership of Hillel, which was as a period of growth, is also
ERIC FINGERHUT, who led plan, focused on building the a er a decade at the helm to marked by impressive fund- indelibly marked by skirmishes
Hillel International for ve years, best talent in the Jewish world, spend more time with his raising results and advocacy with liberal and le -wing Jewish
has been hired in the same role and measuring our engagement family. for Israel on college campuses, students. Fingerhut came to
at Jewish Federations of North to ensure excellence on every along with his lifelong commit- Hillel International in late 2013,
America. And Mark Wilf, JFNA’s campus.” From early on, Shapira ment to Jewish life and values, and within months, the stu-
board chairman, hopes his new said in a statement, “It was will prepare him well for his new dent board of the Swarthmore
CEO will bring “energy and Fingerhut, a former Democratic clear that [Fingerhut’s] expe- position as president and CEO of Hillel declared that it would not
imagination” to the umbrella for congressman from Ohio who rience and talents were a the Jewish Federations of North abide by Hillel International’s
local Jewish federations. once ran for the Senate, oversaw one-to-one match to JFNA’s America.” Israel guidelines, which prohibit
a period of tremendous eco- strategic priorities. He has a speakers who support the boy-
Fingerhut, 60, “spearheaded nomic growth at Hillel. During demonstrated track record In a statement, Fingerhut cott, divestment and sanctions
transformational change at his tenure, Hillel’s annual reve- in instituting data-informed said, “Never did I imagine that… movement against Israel and
Hillel,” Wilf said in a May 16 nue expanded from $90 million decision making.” I would have the opportunity
statement announcing the hir- to $200 million and, according to lead a movement that has See Hillel, Page 22
ing. Fingerhut will take charge to Hillel’s announcement, he Washington, D.C.-based impacted my life and so many
at JFNA on Aug. 6. Referring to “revolutionized the development attorney Stuart Kurlander, a others. It has a rich history, and I
Fingerhut’s work at the Jewish of talent across the entire Hillel member of the search com- believe it can have an even more
campus organization, Wilf network,” which includes 550 mittee, rst met Fingerhut in impactful future. I am excited to
said, “He took a 90-year-old campuses in 18 countries. high school, as members of take on that challenge.”
organization and made it new the Conservative USY youth
again.” e search for a new presi- movement. rough a Hillel spokesman,
dent and CEO of JFNA began Fingerhut declined to be
Tina Price, chair of the Hillel about a year ago, according “We met up again when he interviewed.
International board of directors, to Strategic Task Force Chair arrived in Washington as a mem-
Cindy Shapira. en-president ber of Congress,” Kurlander said. Fingerhut’s time at Hillel, as
Fingerhut represented Ohio as a much as it will be remembered

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Israel Trip Influenced Warby Parker CEO

LOCAL eyewear online and runs a kind of guns or ammunition was brought on to work in El WHYY Assistant News Director
ERIC SCHUCHT | JE STAFF charitable buy-a-pair/give- that they could send over that Salvador on the pilot program.
a-pair program as part of its was actually used in the war for Katie Colaneri conducts a Q&A
WHAT STRUCK NEIL business model. Since 2010, independence and the creation “All this research shows that
Blumenthal most about Israel more than 5 million pairs of of the state of Israel.” when women have access to cap- with Warby Parker co-founder Neil
was the size. In high school, he glasses have been given away. ital, they tend to use it on the
got the chance to visit the New After his trip to Israel, his health and education of their chil- Blumenthal. Eric Schucht
Jersey-sized nation, an experi- Blumenthal recalled his newfound passion led him to dren,” Blumenthal said. “So you
ence that left a great impact on career path at the sixth install- Tufts University, where he double have this great multiplier effect.” five pairs of glasses to try on
the young teen. ment of the National Museum majored in history and interna- for five days, then send back
of American Jewish History’s tional relations. From there, he Blumenthal wanted to the ones they didn’t want.
“I was in a program where Dreamers and Doers speaker went on to graduate-level work in improve as a leader, so he Blumenthal said the hardest
were able to go all across the series on May 15. Blumenthal The Hague, Netherlands. enrolled in the MBA program part was picking the name. In
country,” Blumenthal said. “And talked about growing up in at the Wharton School of the six months, they went through
going to the Golan Heights and Greenwich Village as the After working for a think University of Pennsylvania, more than 2,500 names.
learning about the several wars only child of a nurse mother tank for a bit, a chance encoun- where he met his future business
that were fought, you really get a and accountant father. He ter changed Blumenthal’s career partners, Jeffrey Raider, Andrew One day, Gilboa happened
feeling of real-life foreign policy.” also spoke of his maternal path forever. A family friend Hunt and David Gilboa. to be walking by the New York
grandfather smuggling guns introduced him to her optom- Public Library, where an exhibit
Blumenthal developed out of the U.S. to be shipped to etrist, Jordan Kassalow, who After Blumenthal com- on writer Jack Kerouac was on
a passion for international Palestine for Israeli forces. was founding a nonprofit called plained to Gilboa about
relations, which had a direct VisionSpring. Kassalow had the accidentally leaving a $700 pair See CEO, Page 22
impact on Warby Parker, the “A lot of this we didn’t find idea to train low-income women of glasses in the seat pocket of
eyewear brand he co-founded out until he passed away,” to start their own businesses an airplane, the group began
and serves as its co-CEO. Blumenthal said. “What he was selling affordable eyeglasses brainstorming ideas for an
Warby Parker was one of the doing was technically illegal, to people in rural communi- online glasses retailer.
first major sellers of designer but literally, the basement of ties in South Asia, Africa and
his store was collecting any Latin America. Blumenthal The team spent 18 months
developing the business model.
The plan was to ship customers





Harvard Lampoon Apologizes for suspended after a video was posted on social media Lammey declined to attend the commissioners’
Sexualized Anne Frank Image that appears to show members making a puppy drink meeting and said the “characterization of me by the
THE STUDENT-RUN Harvard Lampoon humor from a beer keg, Newsday reported. local media and certain interest groups as being a
magazine issued an apology after superimposing the Holocaust-denier, anti-immigrant and racist” was
face of Anne Frank onto the body of a bikini-clad In the video, a spaniel dog is held upside-down incorrect.
woman, JTA reported. and beer is squirted into its mouth; observers are
seen laughing. CEO of Financially Troubled NMAJH
Text with the doctored photo said “Gone Before To Resign Effective End of June
Her Time: Virtual Aging Technology Shows Us What “The behavior seen on the video is unacceptable and National Museum of American Jewish History
Anne Frank Would Have Looked Like if She Hadn’t in violation of the University’s Code of Community (NMAJH) CEO Ivy Barsky announced May 20 that
Died.” Also: “Add this to your list of reasons the Standards,” Hofstra officials said in a statement. she will resign her position at the end of June, philly.
Holocaust sucked.” com reported.
The fraternity’s parent organization also placed
The magazine apologized on May 14. the chapter on a “cease and desist.” That means its Barsky, 55, has been the CEO and Gwen Goodman
“We as individuals and we as an organization members must not partake in official or unofficial director since July 2012.
would like to apologize for our negligence in allowing activities.
this piece to be created for and printed in our latest The museum has struggled financially in recent
issue. We are sorry for any harm we have caused. Tennessee Commissioners Unanimously years and announced a financial restructuring in
Furthermore, we want to both affirm and emphasize Support Censure of Judge 2017 after ending the fiscal year with a $1.8 million
that the Lampoon condemns any and all forms of Shelby County, Tennessee commissioners voted deficit.
anti-Semitism.” unanimously on May 13 to censure a judge who
The Harvard Crimson student newspaper reported posted a link to an article saying Jews should “get the At that time, staff was reduced from 50 to 32, the
that a petition with nearly 300 signatures had cir- f--- over the Holocaust,” reported. 2018 fiscal year expense budget was trimmed from
culated on campus calling for an apology and an $10 million to $7.7 million and Barksy took a paycut
explanation about how the image came to be. The commissioners themselves don’t have the from $324,000 to $299,000. In addition, the museum
authority to censure Shelby County Criminal Court cafe was closed and one exhibit was canceled.
Jewish Fraternity at Hofstra Suspended Judge Jim Lammey, but have approved a resolution
for Making Puppy Drink Beer asking the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct to said the museum’s board hired
Hofstra University’s Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity was censure him. ZANDAFI Philanthropy Advisors President Misha
Galperin to begin developing a transition plan for the
Numerous organizations — Jewish and otherwise weeks ahead. l
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Dry Creek Valley Awash in Sights to See

T R AVEL with them year after year. Put wine samples, food and drink not too early to set aside the Start in Healdsburg, 62
it together and the valley pro- and spectacular vistas. date. Tickets will be available miles from the Golden Gate
JEFF AND VIRGINIA ORENSTEIN | duces some of the world’s best in 2020, and they sell fast. Bridge, and explore the back
JE FEATURE zinfandels and many other While it is almost impos- roads from there.
delicious varietals. sible to visit all 41 wineries If those dates are not good • The nearest commercial
WHEN IT COMES to wine, during the two-day event, with for you, the valley’s wineries airport is Charles M. Schulz
the Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma More than 50 wineries are advance planning, we did our and tasting rooms are open Sonoma County Airport
County, California, has what located in the Dry Creek Valley best and managed to hit 16 year-round. It is definitely (STS) at 10 miles distance
it takes. AVA, and more than 160 winer- over the two days. (We were worth the trip. from Healdsburg. San
ies produce wines that bear a Dry not driving.) Fortunately, Francisco International
Located northwest of Creek Valley AVA designation. some were adjacent to others, Getting There and Getting (SFO), is 82 miles away
Healdsburg, the fertile valley 16 minimizing transport time Around: and Oakland International
miles long by 2 miles wide is Every year since 1989, the val- between them. The Dry Creek Valley can be (OAK) is approximately the
formed by Dry Creek, a tributary ley’s wine grower association has reached by air, highway, public same distance away.
of the Russian River. The valley’s hosted the Passport to Dry Creek As illogical as it may seem, transport, cruise ship and rail. • The nearest cruise port is
terroir encompasses the right Valley Wine and Food Festival, each was superb in its own San Francisco, at 69 miles
soils, microclimates and terrain drawing throngs of wine lovers way, with great wines, cordial • By car, the Dry Creek Valley distance.
that creates the conditions for from around the world to taste hosts, enticing food pairings can be reached via U.S. 101.
growing excellent wine grapes. the valley’s latest vintages, enjoy and good music as well as some
great food pairings and be enter- amazing views. Participating Jewish Sonoma
The valley is also blessed tained with live music. winery buildings ranged from
with a coterie of skilled wine- rustic to elegant and each pro- JEWISH LIFE HAS a rich history and is alive and well in the
makers who call Dry Creek The 2019 festival lived up duced memorable vintages and 21st-century California wine country around Sonoma and Napa.
Valley home. These dedicated to its billing as a memorable excellent ambiance to enjoy
and knowledgeable men and 30th anniversary celebration of along with the wine. There are more than 40 Jewish-connected and/or owned
women have the talent and the Dry Creek Passport event. wineries and a kosher winery, Hagafen Cellars, in the region.
experience to take great grapes Forty-one wineries were open Next year’s event will be There are also many congregations covering a spectrum of
and make world-class wines to passport holders and each April 25 and April 26. If you worship traditions throughout the Sonoma and Napa Valley
put on quite a show with great love wine and wineries, it is regions. Moreover, the resources of the Jewish Federation of
San Francisco, The Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Attention Green Valley Country Club Members In Sonoma County alone, there are five active synagogues,
Green Valley Country Club is Pleased to Present three other worship groups, a Chabad religious school, a pre-
school and several summer camps. The JCC’s Teen program,
JEWISH COMMUNITY DAY Chaverim, serves teens from all Sonoma County synagogues
and the Jewish community at large. There is a coterie of the usual
Supporting the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Jewish organizations in the region, too, as well as a Hillel pro-
gram at Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College.
T H U R S DAY, J U N E 6 , 2 0 1 9
In the 19th century, Jews who immigrated to Sonoma were
Join us for a day of golf, tennis, bridge, canasta and mahjong, mainly from Eastern Europe and brought a diversity of cultural,
followed by an evening reception. Featuring guest speakers educational, political and religious backgrounds, including
Ernie Gross, a Holocaust survivor of Dachau, and Don Greenbaum, pro-worker and Zionist contingents. They came together and
incorporated as Congregation Society B’nai Israel 1871.
who as an American soldier helped liberate Dachau.
In 1904, Sam Melnick became the first local Jewish
All members receive two additional chicken farmer, with seven acres near Cotati. He came
complimentary dinner guest tickets. from Lithuania via New York. By 1925, Sonoma County
had around 100 poultry-raising Jewish families, and their
EVENT CHAIRS: SUE AND MICHAEL KANE & JILL AND CHIP KURTZMAN numbers grew steadily. They were known for their social-
ist politics, like many of the original Jewish settlers from
For more information contact Jackie Coll at Eastern Europe.
[email protected] or 610.828.2896.
During World War I, there was another influx of Jews.
Word spread in New York that Petaluma was a good place to
settle and that brought many Jews from the shtetls of the Old
Country and the sweatshops of New York’s Lower East Side.
The 2002 documentary A Home on the Range featured them.
Today, the substantial Jewish community in and around
Petaluma owes its origins to these farmers.

The Petaluma Jewish community and the Jewish community
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Montse Reece, the • The nearest Amtrak station • Explore Santa Rosa. wine, restaurants and gorgeous
winemaker at Pedroncelli is in Martinez, 72 miles • Take a day trip to the Pacific vistas year-round.
Winery, is one of the new away, with connecting
breed of female winemakers buses to Santa Rosa and Coast at Jenner (mouth Mobility Level: Moderately
who are continuing the Dry Healdsburg. Santa Rosa of the Russian River) or high. While some wineries are
Creek Valley’s tradition and Charles M. Schultz Bodega Bay. accessible, gravel walks and
of excellence. Here she is airport are also served by • Extend your trip by exploring hills and steps are common.
holding a magnum of one of the SMART Train, which San Francisco.
her finest vintages. connects to San Francisco • Enjoy the vivid Oakland When to Go: The Passport
via rail, direct bus and ferry. cultural and cuisine scene. Festival for 2020 will be April
The beautiful Ferrari- 25 and 26. Visit year-round for
Carrano Vineyards and Winery Must-Sees for a Short Trip: Ginny O’s Tips for Dressing the region. Fall and spring are
offered a wonderful feel of Among attractions that you the Simply Smart Travel Way great, winter can be rainy.
being in Tuscany, complete should take in are: for the Dry Creek Valley
with Italian architecture, • Wine tasting at any of scores Passport Festival: Where to Stay: There are
poplars, valley vistas and, Comfortable chic is the order scores of B&Bs, guest houses
of course, great wine. of locations at valley winer- of the day. While some casual and hotels in the region, many
ies and tasting rooms. is OK, classy jeans, a sun dress with winery views. Lodging
Photos by Jeff Orenstein • Enjoying eateries, tasting and hats for women are com- can be pricey, but a web search
rooms, shops in Healdsburg, mon and men usually wear a can unearth affordable places.
Guerneville and/or Geyserville. dress shirt and slacks. Dress in
If You Have Several Days: layers because weather can be Special Travel Interests: Wine,
• Visit nearby Napa Valley iffy — or hot. craft beer, California cuisine,
for more wineries and photography. l
restaurants. This Destination at a Glance:
• Ride the Napa Valley Over 50 Advantage: Great wine Jeffrey and Virginia Orenstein
Wine Train (reservations and entertainment in a relax- are travel writers from Sarasota,
necessary). ing and unhurried environment Florida.
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the son of the man who helped Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi, the counsel-general of Japan in New From left: Nobuki Sugihara, Rabbi Yossy Goldman and Rabbi Yochonon
her family escape when she went York, speaks to an audience at B’nai Abraham Chabad on May 19. Goldman sit for a tea ceremony at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in
to B’nai Abraham Chabad’s Philadelphia on May 17.
annual fundraiser on May Photos by Eric Schucht
19, where Nobuki Sugihara,
the son of the man known as has traveled around the world it. Sugihara was visited by a Sugihara eventually lost his One of those descendants
“Japan’s Oskar Schindler,” was from his home in Belgium to Jewish delegation requesting job with the Japanese Foreign is Rabbi Yossy Goldman,
a featured guest. tell his father’s story and clarify him to issue Japanese transit Ministry and became a trading senior rabbi of the Sydenham
any embellishments in the tale. visas allowing them to cross company office manager. He Shul in Johannesburg, South
Prior to the fundraiser, The trip marked his first visit to the Soviet Union. died in 1986. Africa, and president of the
Sugihara attended a ceremony Philadelphia. Despite being denied It was this story that David South African Rabbinical
at Shofuso Japanese House “I’m very honored and very permission from superiors Mink read about in the book In Association. Mink and
and Garden in Philadelphia on happy to meet Rabbi Goldman, in Tokyo — as only refugees Search of Sugihara: The Elusive Yochonon Goldman devised a
May 17, where he met Rabbi who is the son of my father’s visa with proper funds and pris- Japanese Diplomat Who Risked plan to have Yossy Goldman
Yossy Goldman, the son of one survivor,” Sugihara said. “Each tine papers would be granted his Life to Rescue 10,000 Jews and Nobuki Sugihara be guests
of the 6,000 Jews Sugihara’s survivor had a different life. It’s passage — he issued the visas from the Holocaust by Hillel of honor at the congregation’s
father helped save. Although very interesting to know how anyway. Levine. Mink serves as the annual fundraiser.
they had never met before, the they could survive and reach Chiune Sugihara issued congregation president at B’nai “We banged our heads
two embraced like childhood their last destination.” more than 2,000 visas, which Abraham Chabad and spoke of together and thought, wouldn’t
friends and then shared in a Chiune Sugihara was a vice helped about 6,000 people the book to Rabbi Yochonon it be wonderful if we bring
Japanese tea ceremony. consul for the Japanese Empire escape the Nazis, who invaded Goldman. two sons of these partici-
in Lithuania, stationed in and occupied Lithuania about That grandfather, Shimon pants of this tragic moment
“I’ve been looking forward Kaunas (then named Kovno). a year later. It’s estimated that Goldman, was a 14-year-old in history to talk about their
for many years now to be In 1940, foreign diplomats were as many as 100,000 people rabbinical student who fled father?” Mink said. “Both men
able to say thank you, in ordered to leave the country alive today are descendants Nazi-occupied Poland to seek have very compelling stories,
person, for what his father after the Soviet Union annexed of a visa recipient. Chiune refuge in Lithuania. His fam- and it’s a story that’s not told
did,” said Goldman, whose ily refused to leave, having enough, so we’re happy that
son, B’nai Abraham Chabad
Rabbi Yochonon Goldman,
was instrumental in bringing
Sugihara to Philadelphia.

Sugihara is the youngest
and only living son of Chiune
Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat
who issued thousands of travel
visas to Jewish refugees in
Lithuania against orders from
superiors. In recent years, he

assumed the worst had passed, we’re a vehicle to get that story
so the young student left on his out to the local community.”
For most people the decision own with another family. After On May 19, the two guests
to move into a retirement com- the Russians invaded, school got the chance to have brunch
munity is a complicated one. administrators were able to get together at Mink’s apartment.
That’s why Dunwoody Village his class Sugihara transit visas. Yossy Goldman said the two
encourages potential residents Shimon Goldman traveled struck up a friendship as they
to plan ahead and get peace across Siberia to the port of compared notes and stories for
of mind now. Visit our pictur- Vladivostok, then sailed to about four hours. Both men
esque Newtown Square campus, Kobe, Japan. After the attack grew up knowing little of their
meet our welcoming residents on Pearl Harbor, he fled to fathers, only getting a com-
Limited number of newly renovated 1 Bedroom Apartments available. and sign up on the priority list Shanghai for the remainder of plete picture later in life. Yossy


children, my grandchildren. Controversy lip-synced to songs from 18 the additional hiring of security heads the Jewish Community
So we’re talking about gener- di erent countries during the personnel during Ramadan. Relations Council of the
ations,” Yossy Goldman said. Continued from Page 1 two-hour program. One of the Anti-Defamation League Jewish Federation of Greater
“ e power of one, that one songs selected by a volunteer (ADL) Regional Director Nancy Philadelphia, said the May 15
individual can change the to no longer serve the commu- aide was from Palestine. Baron-Baer said she appreci- statement was more compre-
world, the Talmud long ago nity organization. e letter also “ e song that was selected ated the letter, describing it as hensive than the national MAS
said he who saves one life has apologizes for all harm the video was a popular one on YouTube, detailed and thorough, having organization’s May 3 statement.
saved the whole world, and caused to both the Jewish and and the children merely danced addressed a number of concerns She said it was understand-
when you see this, you actually Muslim communities. along as the song played on community members raised. able how the mistake could
see it unfolding.” the computer,” the statement However, she was not satis ed have occurred in the manner
“We would like to reiterate reads. “ e children did not with the explanation of how the described. She added that the
At the gala, about 200 guests, that we are deeply saddened to understand this song as their course of events took place. Muslim community is no threat
including Ambassador Kanji have hurt our partners in the command of Arabic is not “We certainly understand to the Jewish community, and
Yamanouchi, the counsel- Jewish community and beyond. advanced and neither did some that people make mistakes. that the real outrage should be
general of Japan in New York, We remain committed to work- of our aides. Other aides who However, the fact that adults with the Palestinian song itself.
got to hear a public conversa- ing with our partners to pave a “I know there is some skep-
tion between Yossy Goldman positive future for our commu- ticism about it, [but] I think it
and Nobuki Sugihara. nity and increase our work with The fact that adults and children did not makes sense. All of us at some
people from all walks of life,” the point found ourselves saying
Isenberg was listening, and letter read. “Our interaction with understand what they were saying doesn’t serve Hebrew words that we didn’t
during the Q&A, she raised our children is constructed on either as an excuse or proper pedagogy.” understand so well because
her hand and said she had her the Islamic values of mercy and those were the words that were
family’s travel visa with her, justice. Anti-Semitism or other NANCY BARON-BAER put in front of us,” Glazer said.
signed by Chiune Sugihara. forms of bigotry are foreign con-
cepts to us and we are especially “ is community, it sounds like
It was this document that saddened that our beautiful chil- know Arabic mention that in and children did not under- they made a terrible mistake.
allowed her family members dren and community continue that hectic and festive day, they stand what they were saying We should never be teach-
to travel across Russia to to face these accusations.” did not give a close ear to the doesn’t serve either as an excuse ing children hate. is is not
Japan, and then to the United song’s lyrics. e speech by the or proper pedagogy,” Baron- the message the community
States. Today, Isenberg lives in News of the video went two older girls was likewise a Baer said. “ e adults who were wanted to teach its children, it’s
Philadelphia. viral a er a subtitled ver- selection that primarily sought in the room, both the teachers not the message this Muslim
sion was released on May 3 to highlight the children’s capac- and the others, needed to rec- community wanted Greater
“I decided I wanted to come by the Middle East Media ity to read and project Arabic ognize that words like those are Philadelphia to know about
because when [the Exponent Research Institute (MEMRI), rhetoric; however, they have not unacceptable in any language them. And I think we should
events calendar] mentioned a watchdog group that trans- yet mastered enough grammar and at any time. It wasn’t the understandwhileitwasaterrible
Sugihara, I immediately knew lates content from Arabic and to comprehend the words.” posting of the videos that was mistake, mistakes happen, and
that was the man, the Japanese other languages. In response, In the wake of the contro- the wrong thing to do, it was we need to move on.” ●
counsel that helped us get out MAS Philadelphia said in a versy, MAS Philadelphia begin the recitation of the words that
and get to the United States,” May 3 email to the Jewish dra ing a new set of standard shocked the community.”
Isenberg said. Exponent that the video had [email protected];
been improperly translated.
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international sites — Israel, opportunities for business lead- uncovered niches and developed meals together strengthened
Brazil or Colombia — for a week- The trip countered the ers there, and it was powerful innovative solutions to tap our friendships. Members of
long global business immersion. perception that going to Israel to see in action. I am applying unmet market needs, which I the group were respectful,
Wanting to venture where I had meant entering a war zone. those ideas to my own career. found inspiring. supported each other and
never been, I chose Israel. Certainly the country faces provided insights into their
security challenges, but at no The country has challenges On our high-impact trip, we faiths and the similarities and
It turned out to be one of time did I feel unsafe. that we can learn from, too. also experienced: differences in cultures.
the most important and inspir- Limited resources, growing pop- • A kibbutz that housed
ing experiences of my executive Also, the differences in geog- ulations and political tensions We also explored historic
MBA participation. I added a few raphy, climate, weather and constrain growth. We learned Hargol FoodTech, an sites in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem,
days in Paris before the trip and landscapes surprised me. In just that entrepreneurs in Israel are innovative food tech startup Nazareth, Jaffa and the Sea of
a day afterward in Amsterdam, seven days, we traveled from hot always hungry to find solutions • A drone defense tech company Galilee, and took a side excur-
so it was a high-impact venture. deserts, to lush green landscapes, domestically and overseas. • A successful entrepreneur sion to the Dead Sea, Ein Gedi
to the ancient city of Jerusalem, Understanding the country’s who was pivotal in the and Masada. I kept thinking to
I was impressed at how to stunning mountain vistas in challenges and approaches to success of Mobileye myself, if I had traveled to Israel
Israel has built world-leading Nazareth, to the modern beach problem solving was immensely • A look at how Teva by myself without my Cornell
technology sectors. In a short paradise of Tel Aviv. helpful as a business leader Pharmaceutical Industries is cohort, there was no way I would
period of time, the country adapting to digital disruption have had such an unforgettable,
developed a high standard We constantly heard from the I was constantly amazed at • An AI consulting company memorable experience. It was
of living and industries that speakers and during company how well the trip was organized. going global the trip of a lifetime. l
compete on a global level. visits about Start-Up Nation, a Every company we visited • A country during its
book that examines the subtle represented a different industry historic elections Michael Stanat is director of global
Israel has the highest per and profound sources of busi- and presented meaningful busi- • A “friendly” hacker operations for SIS International
capita number of research and ness advantage. I was so inspired ness insights. We were able to speaking about Israel’s Research. This article was originally
development centers and is by those discussions that on my truly explore Israel’s legendary rising cybersecurity sector published on the Cornell University
among the highest productivity return flight I bought the book technology and startup scene. and the cyberthreats that Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate
in the world for skilled tech- in the airport and read its entire face all business leaders School of Management website.
nology professionals. Business 300 pages on the flight back. The lectures at prominent
leaders with minimal resources universities featured Nobel
Start-Up Nation argues that

Noting Injustice Isn’t Abandoning Zionism

BY TYLER DRATCH that to other members of my and diverse Jewish tradition. Rights’ Israel Fellowship. This the community elders explains
Jewish family, this inscription I know the power of words fellowship focuses on civil and to us that olive trees are a major
IF YOU KNEW nothing about could celebrate the uprooting — both the force they have human rights within Israel and source of livelihood for the
the conflict occurring here, you of trees, horrifies me. to bring communities together the occupied territories, and village and their damage puts a
would describe this breathtak- I have been living and for common good, and their this visit to Al-Tuwani is just number of families at financial
ing hilltop as idyllic. studying in Israel this past year power, when used maliciously, one of numerous encounters risk. Secondly, he explained
“An olive tree, in our tradition,
But it is not. We walk to the When I reflect on the vandalism I saw, my heart breaks, because I have is a symbol of rootedness, of
village’s olive fields, recently loved Israel since my first visit in high school, when I learned about Israel’s belonging. When these trees
vandalized by Jewish residents ancient history and saw religion alive in a new way. are uprooted, we know that
of a nearby Israeli settlement. we are being told we have
On the side of some large as part of my rabbinical school to hurt and destroy. with a diversity of Israelis and no place here.”
rocks, I spot bright red graf- training through Hebrew I have also been learning Palestinians.
fiti that spells out, in Hebrew, College, and I have spent Settler violence against
Chag Ha’Ilanot, or “The festi- countless hours in the study outside the study hall, in visits The villagers of Al-Tuwani Palestinians and their property
val of trees.” Chag Ha’Ilanot is hall poring over ancient Jewish all over Israel and in the occu- tell us they were devastated is unfortunately not uncom-
another name for the festival wisdom and exploring the rich pied West Bank with T’ruah: when they learned of the mon. And it is increasing
of Tu B’Shevat, the day on the The Rabbinic Call for Human vandalism to their trees. One of dramatically. As The New York
Jewish calendar in which we Times reported earlier this
honor our connection to trees
and their produce. The fact See Dratch, Page 18



The Arab Sector’s Housing Crisis Is KVETCH ’N’ KVELL

Real (and Solvable) Jewish Values Conservative, Not Democratic
THE ARTICLE ON JDCA Executive Director Halie Soifer
BY NAOMI KAHN | JNS.ORG and accepted procedure. the oft-repeated claim that (“Halie Soifer Leads JDCA Into Campaign Season,” May 16)
Overcrowding in Israel’s high-rise living is “not suitable quoted her saying that “Jews are ultimately Democratic because
THE MOST RECENT for Arabs.” The government of their values.”
report released by Israel’s Arab sector is not the result has approved and marketed
State Comptroller includes an of discriminatory land-allot- high-saturation housing units Like so many other left-leaning American Jews, Soifer assumes
in-depth look at the housing ment policy; it is the result of in the Arab sector with lim- that Jewish values and the liberal/progressive values that the
situation in Israel and points improper implementation of ited success. Leaders of these Democratic Party holds dear are synonymous. Rather, one could
out the particularly dire crisis local development plans, failure communities often claim that argue that Jewish values are more at home with conservative
in the Arab sector. to enforce the law against illegal such solutions are culturally beliefs, which represent the core ideology of the Republican
construction which obstructs inappropriate; nonetheless, 20- Party.
According to the report, implementation of municipal and 30-story buildings are not
there is an annual shortfall plans and the unwillingness of a rarity in the Arab cities of After all, conservative judges are the ones defending
of some 5,000 units in Israel’s this sector to undergo a gradual Ramallah, Nablus and Gaza. Jewish liberties under assault by activist judges, progressive
Arab communities, which process of urbanization. organizations and Democratic-dominated city councils who
creates an untenable reality of The new city of Rawabi near have attempted to ban shechita (ritual slaughter), brit milah
overcrowding and high prices. Here’s a fact: For the 2016- Ramallah is a shining example (ritual circumcision), eruvim and the construction and
2020 period, more than 22,000 of a modern urban center, built enlargement of synagogues in communities across America.
The report and the virtu- housing units are in advanced according to a development
ally automatic reactions to stages of approval and market- concept based on high-satu- And while Democrats perpetuate a cycle of dependency on
its findings issued by lead- ing — a number that outpaces ration housing that conserves government subsidies by promoting the expansion of programs
ers of the Arab sector repeat the reported annual shortfall, valuable land resources. like welfare and Medicare, it is the core conservative (and
Republican) principle of self-reliance that is also a core Jewish
The solution to the housing crisis in the Arab The solution to the housing value.
sector can be solved by the state of Israel with a crisis in the Arab sector can be
few not-too-complex steps. solved by the state of Israel with Indeed, of Maimonides’ Eight Levels of Charity, “the greatest
a few not-too-complex steps. level is to support a fellow Jew by ... finding employment for
worn-out mantras that place with room to spare. him, in order to strengthen his hand until he need no longer be
the blame on Israel’s govern- Why, then, despite the state First, ramp up marketing of dependent upon others” (Mishnah Torah 10:7).
ment, the national planning of Israel’s concerted efforts and state-owned land in Arab set-
authorities and a host of “usual massive investment in planning, tlements exclusively for urban, Jerry Stern | Merion Station
suspects” who are accused of zoning and marketing state land high-saturation construction
dark political motives, racism in Arab communities, does the projects. Holocaust Survivor Defends Israel
and discrimination of all sorts. housing shortage in the Arab In response to the letter from J Street members (“Disappointed in
But do the facts bear out these sector continue to deepen? The next step toward solving Op-Ed,” May 16): What arrogance. It is so easy to criticize Israel.
accepted wisdoms? According to Regavim, a the crisis depends on the Arab With sorrow I recall living in Germany, 1938, Dad lamented, “If
Although the Israeli gov- public nongovernment orga- sector’s leaders and laypeo- only we were allowed to enter Palestine.”
ernment is often accused of nization that has been at the ple accepting the facts of life:
deliberately orchestrating the forefront of creating a coherent, The resolution of their per- Earlier, he had purchased land, but the English government
housing crisis in the Arab sec- comprehensive land-use policy petual housing crisis, and the refused us entry. Sadly, many European Jews could have survived
tor by creating a bottleneck for the state of Israel for more way to improve planning, con- had there been an Israel to welcome them.
of approved municipal master than a decade, “the real culprit struction and infrastructure in
plans, the facts paint a different is not some imaginary discrim- Arab communities, is through This small nation has ample enemies. It is devastating
picture altogether. inatory land-allocation policy. uncompromising enforcement of especially after the Holocaust and present increase in anti-Sem-
Analysis of the data, which “The wrench in the works construction and planning laws. itism that we have Jewish groups, including J Street, who with
is readily available to the is illegal construction, which impunity constantly find fault with this proud nation.
public on the government’s obstructs the implementation If construction is allowed to
website, indicates that in the of the approved plans — and continue willy-nilly — with no I urge you to allow the democratically elected leaders in
overwhelming majority of this rampant, disruptive con- planning, infrastructure, over- Israel to make the difficult decisions about what is best for their
non-Jewish communities in the struction is a direct result of sight or accountability — there country’s security. l
Haifa-north region there is a the policy of non-enforcement will be no way to build orga-
complete, up-to-date inventory that has characterized the state nized modern cities. Ronnie Breslow | Elkins Park
of approved statutory plans for of Israel’s relationship with the
the construction of thousands Arab sector for decades.” Law enforcement enables Statement From the Publisher
of housing units in each com- Another factor is the Arab development to proceed; when
munity — in full compliance sector’s continued rejection of coupled with high-saturation We are a diverse community. The views expressed in the opinion columns and letters
with the law and with standard urban-style construction, with urban design, enforcement will published in the Jewish Exponent are those of the authors. They do not necessarily reflect
allow already-approved plans the views of the officers and boards of the Jewish Publishing Group and/or the Jewish
to be implemented and the Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Send letters to [email protected] or fax to
housing crisis to be resolved. l 215-569-3389. Letters should be a maximum of 200 words and may be edited for clarity
and brevity. Unsigned letters will not be published.
Naomi Linder Kahn is director
of the International Division of
Regavim in Israel.



Circle of Friends Repairs Dratch not sure that I could be a part
Relationship Damage of it. I love this place, but I also
Continued from Page 16 know that an Israel that does
BY MARCIA BRONSTEIN AND ARI GORDON has worked with various The true strength of our not see the humanity of all of
faith organizations, including Muslim-Jewish relationships year, ideologically motivated its residents will simply not be
ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, American Jewish Committee become evident as they are crimes committed by Israeli able to stand. Before applying
John F. Kennedy was fond of (AJC), to engage MAS and the tested. We have not shied from settlers grew by 50 percent to rabbinical school, I knew
pointing out that the Chinese Leaders Academy to address conveying our distress, even as in 2018. Yesh Din, an Israeli that in some way I wanted to
word for crisis contained two the issues at play. we did so face-to-face rather human rights organization, devote myself to fighting for
characters, one indicating dan- than from afar. We have not reports that only 8 percent of justice in the world.
ger and the other opportunity. The statement of apology avoided keeping pressure on all the cases reported ever result in
acknowledges that their those responsible to own the an indictment, and most cases After this year, I see even
This has certainly borne actions hurt both the Jewish blame and to respond, even as simply go unreported because more clearly that my respon-
out with regard to a disturb- and Muslim communities, that we have counseled our own local police stations are located sibility to Israel’s wholeness
ing incident that took place in allowing this performance to community not to blame all exclusively in Jewish neighbor- will involve standing with
al-Hidayah Masjid, a mosque take place was a grave mistake Muslims for the events of one hoods, making them difficult and loving our Jewish state,
of the Muslim American and lays out some concrete institution. We do not shrink for Palestinians to access. while not being afraid to speak
Society, in North Philadelphia. reparative actions they plan to from calling the content of the out against injustice against
performance abhorrent, even These statistics are Israelis or Palestinians. Calling
The true strength of our Muslim-Jewish as we detest those who threat- staggering, and they illustrate out injustice should not be seen
relationships become evident as they are tested. ened violence against Muslim the unsustainable nature as an abandonment of Zionism,
We have not shied from conveying our distress. Philadelphians and their com- of Israel’s occupation of the but rather the fostering of a
munities. It is not always easy West Bank, for both its Jewish deeper commitment. I know
The Leaders Academy, take. The leadership appears to walk the line, but the trust we and Palestinian residents. The that a Jewish state is a state
a school housed in the to be sincerely apologetic and have built demands this of us. Israeli occupation as it operates that provides security to all,
mosque, recently allowed a committed to ensuring that today means that Palestinians that takes seriously the Jewish
children’s Arabic language per- this could never happen again. Circle of Friends is a regional are unprotected and left proposition that all people (yes,
formance about the “liberation affiliate of the Muslim-Jewish exposed to further violence even Palestinians) are created
of Palestine,” in which students AJC’s local Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council (MJAC), a in their communities. Under in the image of God.
danced to a song promoting partnership, the Circle of national initiative convened in these conditions, no one, no
gruesome violence and recited Friends, is a group of leaders 2016 by AJC and Islamic Society Jew or Palestinian, is truly able I am returning to the United
passages praising martyrdom. from both communities that has of North America. The council to live in peace. States soon, but my experiences
Educating children to lionize been meeting every other month works on domestic policy issues with T’ruah, my chance to
violence is clearly a danger. for three years. The well-estab- of concern to both communities When I reflect on the van- speak honestly with Israelis and
lished relations enabled Circle of in a bipartisan manner. MJAC dalism I saw, my heart breaks, Palestinians has reinvigorated
MAS Philadelphia issued Friends members to work with all combats the rise in hate crimes because I have loved Israel my belief that peace is possible.
an extensive apology and parties behind the scenes during against both Muslims and Jews in since my first visit in high I know now that the work of
the beginnings of an action the Leaders Academy crisis as America and stands as a model of school, when I learned about peacebuilding happens not only
plan, and the story of how an open channel of communi- what we can accomplish together Israel’s ancient history and saw at the negotiating table but also
it happened reveals how cation, as facilitators, as experts when we check our own suspi- religion alive in a new way. in the olive grove. l
Philadelphia’s interfaith com- and as caring community mem- cions of the other at the door. l
munity turned the incident bers. They conveyed directly to I remember sitting outside Originally from Bucks County,
into an opportunity. PCHR and MAS the concerns Marcia Bronstein is the regional at a kibbutz one night, looking Tyler Dratch is a rabbinical student
of Philadelphia’s Jewish and director of AJC Philadelphia/SNJ at the stars, and thinking about at Hebrew College in Newton,
The Philadelphia Commission Muslim communities. and Ari Gordon is the director of US the miracle that my people Massachusetts, and a 2018-’19
on Human Relations (PCHR) Muslim Jewish Relations, AJC. have this state. When I started T’ruah Israel Fellow.
learning more about the com-
plexity of Israel, I began to
question this commitment to
Zionism. If Zionism looked out
for Jewish people only, I was

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Robert Klein’s Still Cracking Wise at 77

T H E AT E R that jokes about Larry Craig and he talked about marriage; now
JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF Bill Clinton (“a Rhodes scholar that he’s older, he talks about
from the waist up”) will con- aging. What’s most important,
ROBERT KLEIN has a lot of tinue to be funny for a long time. he said: “I’m good in person.”
things he wants to say about
comedy, about being Jewish, He’s less sure when it comes He did, indeed, send a part-
about Donald Trump and more. to President Trump. “Trump ing joke for the readers of the
himself at the moment is not Jewish Exponent.
But there’s one thing he that funny,” Klein said.
wants to make clear about his Two medical students are
stand-up show, coming to the He recently filmed an walking down the street, and
Bristol Riverside Theatre on appearance on the reboot they see a man walking towards
May 25 and 31, on a joint tour of Will & Grace with Alec them with an odd limp to one
with Louie Anderson: Baldwin, the frequent Trump side. “It’s a sciatica,” one of
impressionist, and told him, “If them says. “No, no, you’ve got
“I do not do it in the nude,” you were doing that in Turkey it wrong, it’s a displaced hip,”
he said. “I know it’s a trend, or Egypt, or Saudi Arabia or says the other. They go back
but I wear clothes during Russia or China, you’d be in and forth until they’re nearly
the show.” jail or dead.” He does enjoy upon the man. One student
John Oliver’s takes on Trump, asks him: “Sir, do you mind if
Klein, 77, certainly has calling him, “that terrific we ask you a quick...”
earned the right to try things English kid on HBO.”
a little bit out of the box, if he “Sorry fellas,” he says, “I’d
wants. A career that began in In the end, though, what like to help you, but I just s---
the ’60s and has brought with it he finds comedy in is simply in my pants.” l
everything from nominations his life. When he was young,
for Grammys, Emmys and he talked about his child- [email protected];
Tonys to key roles in the sec- hood; when he was married, 215-832-0740
ond and third installments of
the Sharknado franchise gives Robert Klein Photo courtesy of HBO TUESDAY, JUNE 18TH, 2019
a man a certain leeway when it
comes to his material. He went on to Yale Drama He’s recorded numerous HBO Huntingdon Valley Country Club
School, where he refined him- specials, two of them pushing
Not that he’s out to make self as an actor and learned 90 minutes, and was an early GOLF, NETWORK AND SUPPORT BTJ!
anyone “squirm,” as he puts it. about an opportunity at The host on Saturday Night Live.
He likes to talk about politics Second City, the legendary A recent movie about his life, JOIN US and hear from our guest speaker
— indeed, perhaps his semi- improv troupe that launches Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop
nal album, Mind Over Matter careers in comedy to this day. His Leg, features comedians Marc Zumo
(1974), is largely concerned He auditioned (with Fred like Bill Maher, Jerry Seinfeld
with Watergate — but he’s Willard, incidentally) and was and Jay Leno talking about NBC Sportscaster For The 76ers
ultimately a comic. accepted; that spirit of impro- Klein’s influence on them in Register or Contribute at:
visation, he said, still affects the beginning of their careers.
“My aim is for laughs, not to the way he approaches comedy. For a time in the ’70s and ’80s,
preach,” he said. he was one of the world’s most
After returning to New famous comedians. Dietary Laws Observed
Klein grew up in the Bronx, York, Klein was cast by the late
the grandson of Hungarian Mike Nichols in the Broadway Though not as much of a
Jewish immigrants who came musical The Apple Tree, along- household name as he once
to America at the beginning side actors like Alan Alda and was, Klein said that he feels
of the 20th century. He spent Barbara Harris. To this day, like he’s “better than I’ve ever
summers working in the Klein incorporates music into been.” Not as “agile,” he noted,
great Jewish Catskills hotels, his act, often accompanied by but he continues to “prowl the
and though upstate became a his longtime comedy partner, stage like a tiger.” “I like to
haven for him — he’d even- Bob Stein. In 1979, he was nom- consider myself a one-man
tually attend Alfred State, in inated for the Tony Award for show,” he added.
western New York — he expe- Best Performance by a Leading
rienced anti-Semitism here Actor in a Musical for his por- When it comes to politics,
and there. He remembers his trayal of Marvin Hamlisch in he does his best to write mate-
grandfather’s sandwich being They’re Playing Our Song. rial that will age well; he feels
deliberately over-peppered at a that only here and there can a
roadside sandwich stand to the Comedy has always been comedian find lasting jokes in
point of discomfort once, and and remains his first love. politics. He does truly believe
has no doubt it was because he
was visibly Jewish.



‘The Book of Mormon’ Features Jewish Star

T H E AT E R to a rural Ugandan village at in the national touring version
JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF the mercy of nature, disease of the show that will be at the
and a local warlord. Academy of Music from May
THE BOOK OF Mormon, 28 to June 9, it makes perfect
the Mormon buddy-comedy Even nearly a decade after sense, raunchiness and offen-
musical written by the creators it debuted, that those words in siveness included.
of South Park and a Frozen that order have produced one
songwriter, is the story of two of the biggest moneymakers “It is all those things!”
bright-eyed young missionar- in Broadway history remains he said. “But not without a
ies who find themselves sent nothing short of miraculous, purpose.”
not to their dream mission des- especially given the way-past-
tination (Orlando), but rather edgy nature of the comedy. Brown grew up in the sub-
urbs of Cleveland, and knew
To Jordan Matthew Brown, from a young age that acting
who plays Elder Cunningham was all there was for him. When
he visits his family home, the
Golden Wheels semiregular viewings of home
videos show him and his sis-
Companions & Consulting ter performing for friends
and family before they could
“Caring for your loved ones, as if they were our own” read all that well; Brown was
“obsessed” with The Wizard of
JUNE Oz back then, and would often Jordan Matthew Brown Photo courtesy of Jordan Matthew Brown
play every single role aside
SPECIAL! from Dorothy, the task he gra- existed between the Jewish world laughed and said, “I don’t
ciously set aside for his sister. and the theater world. Working know if there’s ever a point.”
1 hour of In one memorable moment, he at the JCC’s summer theater
complimentary recalled, his father, operating camp, he forged friendships that For now, the self-described
the camera, asked him what remain strong to this day. His theater nerd is ecstatic to be
service* he wanted to do when he grew social life in New York, where a part of one of his favorite
up. “I want to do plays,” Brown he lives now, is often populated shows (in no particular order:
* w/ min. 4-hour service purchase (new clients) said, having not yet learned the with people he met in those Sunday in the Park with George,
word “actor.” days, not to mention the friends Fiddler on the Roof and “any
You’re Family to us! he made at French Woods, the Sondheim”). The first time he
He was, by his estimation, popular theater camp. ever saw the show was on an
Personalized & compassionate non-medical home care to our clients in a good place to pursue that. earlier iteration of the national
for more than 14 years. Licensed by the PA Department of Health. Though he is aware of cer- Brown attended Boston tour on its swing through
Owner’s priority is to provide consistent cargivers to our clients in the tain “misconceptions” about University as an undergradu- Cleveland; his friends told him
clients’ place of residence, community setting or hospital/rehab center. Cleveland, in his words, ate, and earned his BFA there he “had to see it,” he said, and
he found an “amazing” arts as well. It was just before his after he obliged, he couldn’t
• Experienced caregivers – • Assistance w/ placement to a community. graduation that he learned he’d have agreed more.
bonded & insured community as needed gotten the role of the standby
• 1:1 personalized non-medical • Coordination of care w/ “I loved growing up there,” for Elder Cunningham for the To be in this role now?
home care multiple disciplines i.e. he said. Broadway production. He’d “This is a dream,” he said.
• Peace of mind for client physical/occupational therapy previously been the standby for “To learn how to step on that
& loved ones • Rates starting at $20/hour He was surrounded by that role on the national tour roller coaster when the show
• Ongoing consulting to past theaters, and perhaps none as well. starts and to ride it through the
& present clients of them helped to develop end and all the different things
him as an actor more than By any metric, Brown that happen has been a really
Assistance w/ showers & dressing, transportation, the Playmakers Theatre at the “made it,” booking a national awesome experience.” l
cooking, exercise, light housework. Beachwood Mandel JCC. “That tour, but he remains humble.
was an amazing place that I Asked if there was a point [email protected];
Contact Melissa Rosenberg, 610.299.1138 didn’t really discover until the when he felt that way, he 215-832-0740
[email protected] end of middle school,” said
Brown. During his time there, he grew close with the long-
time director, Sheri Gross,
who remains “one of the most
incredible mentors I’ve ever
had,” he added.

Besides helping to develop
him as an actor, the JCC also
showed Brown the parallels in
community development that



Spring Menu, Not Quite Ready for Grill Time


KERI WHITE | JE FOOD COLUMNIST temperature for the same Mediterranean Baked Fish If you don’t have any on hand, Photo by Keri White
amount of time — which is or prefer to cook right in the
WE HAD A mini-reunion of bliss for the host. Because we I love asparagus as one of the pan, simply skip it and follow degrees. Line a rimmed baking
my husband’s college room- were still in Passover week, I first culinary harbingers of the recipe without it. sheet with parchment.
mates a few weeks back; it was did not serve rice, bread, or spring, but this simple prepara-
great fun to reconnect and, of pasta, but they would certainly tion works with any vegetable 1 pound asparagus, rinsed, Place asparagus on a baking
course, none of us has changed round out this meal nicely. — green beans, carrots, broccoli, and tough ends broken off sheet in a single layer. Drizzle
a bit. kale, zucchini, etc. For larger, it with olive oil and sprinkle it
I tossed some baby arugula denser veggies like broccoli and 2 tablespoons olive oil with salt and pepper. Toss with
Naturally, we invited the with balsamic vinegar and olive carrots, you will need to increase Generous sprinkle of kosher your hands or tongs to ensure
friends to dinner, and I mulled oil for a simple, spring salad. the cooking time (or cut them even distribution of the oil and
over what to cook. It was a Because the meal is pareve, you into small, thin pieces.) salt and fresh cracked seasonings.
warm day, but we hadn’t quite can go in any direction you pepper
made it to grill season. That like with dessert. I served a The parchment liner is Juice of ½ lemon Roast the asparagus for 25
said, I wasn’t going for a heavy pistachio soufflé, using matzah optional; I find that it virtually minutes until it is beginning
meaty dish; Passover had just meal in place of the flour, but a eliminates cleanup, which is Heat your oven to 375 to brown. Remove it from the
ended, and we had all had our dish of ice cream, rice pudding always a priority in my kitchen. oven, place it in a serving bowl,
fair share of matzah ball soup, or some simple cookies or fruit spritz with lemon and toss. l
roast chicken and brisket. would complete this dinner
just as well.
Fish seemed the mot juste,
so I headed to my favorite fish- Here’s what I did:
monger. She counseled me on
fluke, and her suggestion was MEDITERRANEAN
sound, as always. BAKED FISH
Serves 4 generously
I wanted something flavorful
but not heavy, so I was avoiding 2 pounds of fish fillet such
buttery creamy sauces in favor as fluke, snapper, bass or
of a more Mediterranean fla- salmon
vor palate. Toum, that glorious
vegan, pareve, garlicky, creamy 1 tablespoon olive oil
sauce that makes everything Salt and pepper
better, called to me, and I con- ½ cup toum, aioli, garlic-
cocted a recipe using toum,
pitted oil-cured black olives and infused mayo, or salad
fresh dill. It was sublime. I added dressing
some roasted asparagus and a ½ cup pitted oil cured black
green salad, and dinner was set. olives
⅓ cup chopped fresh dill
As for the toum — it is a bit
of an obscure item — I buy it Heat your oven to 375
freshly made from Condiment degrees.
in Reading Terminal Market.
In a large baking dish, pour
But if that is not in your the olive oil and tilt the pan
wheelhouse, jarred toum is to coat the bottom. Place the
available online and also from fish fillets in the pan in a sin-
many Middle Eastern grocers. gle, non-overlapping layer, and
If you can’t lay your hands on sprinkle with salt and pepper.
it, use aioli, mix a couple of
crushed garlic cloves into some Spread the toum on the
mayo or yogurt, or use your fish in a thin layer, and then
favorite creamy garlic salad spread the olives and dill on
dressing. It’s really about coat- top, pressing gently to ensure
ing the fish with something that it sticks.
that will infuse flavor, retain
moisture and hold the olives Cover the fish with foil and
and herbs in place. bake for 20 minutes or until the
fish flakes when pricked with a
The great thing about this fork and is opaque throughout.
menu is that both the veg-
gies and fish cook at the same ROASTED ASPARAGUS
Serves 4


Torah Portion


Torah Study a World Blessing May 24 7:59 p.m.
May 31 8:04 p.m.

RABBI HOWARD ALPERT the omer anticipated the receiv- Torah was forgotten.” to grieve over calamities that Others take this thought
ing of the Torah on Shavuot. In Rashi’s comment goes to the have befallen us and to mourn further.
Lag B’Omer and Parshat Behar medieval times, mystics saw in their cost in life and property.
MAY 23 IS LAG B’Omer — it a commemoration of the life core of our mission as Jews. For six years we work the
the 33rd day of the counting of of 2nd-century mystic Rabbi Abraham and Sarah were The omer is different. land, produce our food, buy and
the omer. Shimon Ben Yochai, who, legend During the omer we remind sell property and build material
has it, wrote the Zohar while hid- promised that we, their children, ourselves that these tragedies things out of necessity. We serve
Marking the occasion, ing from the Romans in a cave would be a source of blessing have a cost beyond human suf- God’s purpose by doing what is
bonfires will be lit; weddings with his son Elazar. Together, for the world. Two hundred and fering with implications for needed to sustain the physical
will be celebrated; hair and they studied Torah and unrav- fifteen yeas after that promise our national mission: the dim- world that God created.
beards left uncut since before eled its secrets while surviving on was made, our forebears received inution of the study of Torah
Pesach will be trimmed; and water and a carob tree with which the gift that is the vehicle for and the loss of Torah values In the seventh year we
movies and concerts ignored they were miraculously provided. that blessing: The Torah whose throughout the world. For 33 depend upon God to sustain
since the omer began will be purpose is to promote the values days, the world was desolate his world and dedicate our-
enjoyed. For the last 1,000 years or that will guide human society in and we mourn. On the 33rd selves “for God” by engaging in
more, the omer period has their task of making the world day, the cause of the desolation studying his Torah and dissem-
The day was welcomed the been known for its mourn- more perfect. was ended and we celebrate. inating its lessons throughout
evening of May 22 with the ing practices. For 33 of the 50 the world. The study and appli-
declaration: “Today is three and days of the omer, Jews in many Like Rabbi Shimon Ben Yochai The idea that the mission cation of Torah is presented as
thirty days, which is four weeks communities avoid public cele- and his son, our blessing for the and aspirations of the Jewish the higher good.
and five days, in the Omer.” brations, do not go to concerts world is not from our worldly people are deeper than physical
or movies, put off having their success, but from our success in well-being and material suc- We are blessed to live in an
Like the countdown to some hair cut and practice other understanding and applying the cess is supported by the Torah’s era in which Torah study flour-
great event, this formula is used mourning customs. lessons of Torah. Times in which introduction of the sabbatical ishes. Seventy-five years after the
to count the 50 days between Torah study flourishes and Torah year found in this week’s parsha. Shoah, the children of Abraham
the second day of Passover and As an explanation, the sages values abound portend well for and Sarah are once again the
the festival of Shavuot. In bib- refer to the Talmudic narra- society and are cause for celebra- There we read, “When you source of blessing for the world.
lical times, this period marked tive that tells of 12,000 pairs tion. Times in which the study arrive in the land that I give That is worth celebrating! l
the time from which the Kohen of students of Rabbi Akiva and practice of Torah is dimin- to you, you will have the land
offered an omer (a measure) of who died one year in the ished by the destruction of Jewish observe a Sabbath for God.” Our Rabbi Howard Alpert is immediate
barley in the temple on Pesach period between Passover and communities bring desolation rabbis ask why the sabbatical past co-president of the Board of
until a sacrifice of wheat was Shavout, “because they did not to the world and are cause for year is referred to as a Sabbath Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia and
brought on Shavuoth, after act respectfully towards one mourning. “for God.” Some answer that a retired Hillel rabbi. The board is
which the Jews of Israel were another.” The result of this it is to remind us that even proud to provide the Torah com-
permitted to enjoy the fruits of tragedy, the Talmud says, is The Jewish calendar has though it is we who work the mentary for the Jewish Exponent.
the spring grain harvest. that “the world was desolate,” other days of mourning. We land, it belongs to God, not to
on which Rashi comments “the fast on Tisha B’Av, avoid meat us. We are entrusted with it and
After the temple was world was desolate because and wine during the “Nine our other material goods only
destroyed, counting the days of Days” leading up Tisha B’Av to use them to serve God’s will.
and remember Yom Hashoah

Hillel negotiator was speaking else- accepted the position of president CEO the biggest contributor to
where in the conference center. and CEO. Under his steward- VisionSpring. The company
Continued from Page 8 ship at Hillel International, our Continued from Page 9 donates to the nonprofit monthly,
Fingerhut met with the local Philadelphia-area Hillels having an agreement to give a
profess to not being Zionist. students months later, but the flourished and thrived, provid- display. Two of the characters minimum donation each year so
Eventually, Swarthmore essential character of the con- ing excellent Jewish education, from his early stories were named they can properly budget. So far,
flict between an increasingly leadership and engagement Warby Pepper and Zagg Parker. Blumenthal said they’ve given
Hillel split from Hillel. Far progressive faction of students opportunities for thousands The team surveyed 1,000 people close to $300 million.
from ending the controversy, and Hillel International had of students,” she said. “While and found an overwhelmingly
Swarthmore’s Hillel became the become more or less set in place. we welcome the opportunity to neutral or positive response for Blumenthal said his Jewish
first of a handful of campus partner with Eric in this new Warby Parker, with no cur- upbringing played a part in
Hillels to declare themselves Now, as the president and role, we sincerely thank Jerry rent associations. Blumenthal who he is today.
“Open Hillels.” CEO of JFNA, Fingerhut will Silverman for his years of lead- described it as a blank canvas for
overseeing an organization that ership and exemplary service, in building a new brand. “When I think of Judaism,
The guidelines also had governs 147 Jewish federations particular for his work to create I think of values,” Blumenthal
the consequence of a former and 300 communities beyond a lasting and influential network Warby Parker blew up in said. “I think of values that
speaker of the Knesset being that, with a budget that dwarfs of Jewish Federation volunteers popularity. GQ called it “The have driven me around entre-
barred from speaking at that of Hillel. and community leaders.” l Netflix of Eyewear.” Now, in preneurship, around giving
Harvard Hillel in 2014. addition to the phenomenally back, a good friend, partner
Jewish Federation of Greater [email protected]; popular online business, there member of the community.” l
The next year, Fingerhut Philadelphia CEO Naomi 215-832-0740 are 92 brick-and-mortar stores
canceled a meeting with 1,000 Adler lauded the choice. in the U.S. and Canada. [email protected];
pro-Israel students at the J 215-832-0751
Street conference, because the “We are absolutely delighted Today, Warby Parker is
Palestinian Authority’s chief to learn Eric Fingerhut has



The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
mobilizes financial and volunteer resources to
address the communities’ most critical priorities
locally, in Israel and around the world.

Women of Vision
Spring Event Focuses
on Mental Health

ON MAY 16, close to 200 women turned out for the Jewish Federation’s annual
Women of Vision Spring Advocacy Luncheon at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley.
This year’s theme, “A Woman’s Mind: Emotional Well-Being,” provided the
opportunity for guests to hear from author and mental health advocate Amanda
Stern about her struggle with an anxiety disorder.

For more information on Women of Vision, visit or
contact Women of Visision Manager Iris Leon at [email protected]

From left: Marcy Shoemaker, Advocacy co-Chair Marilyn Lieberman, Amanda Stern,
WOV Chair Marcy Bacine and Advocacy Co-Chair Eileen Dwell

The audience listens to remarks from Amanda Stern. From left: Rosalie Goldberg, Robin Brandies and Karen Model

From left: Elissa Hassman Waldstein, Andrea Gottlieb, Resa Levinson and Melissa Blatstein From left: Barbara Malamut and Joy Gordon


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THURSDAY, MAY 23 Temple Brith Achim. 481 S. Gulph still influences Jewish culture to the memory of those who game their Mahjong.
Road, King of Prussia. this day. Free. 5:15-6:45 p.m. 302 lives in defense of the U.S. For more Join the Sisterhood of Melrose B’nai
Current Events. Hagerty Library, Drexel University. information, call 215-886-8000. Israel Emanu-El for our weekly
Current events group with Bob Rubin Women’s Luncheon. 3300 Market St., Philadelphia. 6-7:30 p.m. 971 Old York Road, friendly mahjong game at 7 p.m. Open
at 8:30 a.m. What is the case for/ The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Abington. to the entire kehillah. No charge for
against impeaching President Trump? Or host the 29th annual Ecumenical Community BBQ. MBIEE sisterhood members. One-time
Beth Sholom Congregation. Luncheon for the interfaith Jkidphilly is partnering with MONDAY, MAY 27 charge of $36 includes membership
8231 Old York Road, Elkins Park. community. Women of all faiths will Bensalem Jewish Outreach Center to the MBIEE Sisterhood. Contact
join together to enjoy a festive lunch to offer a special family event. Join Hatha Yoga. 215-635-1505 or [email protected]
Mommy and Me. and inspiring program. Rabbi Gregory us for a BBQ, baseball game for Women come together in this weekly, org for further information. 8339 Old
Sherrie Turetsky, director of the School Marx will speak about non-Jews who dads, parachute activities, crafts, PJ open to the community yoga class York Road, Elkins Park.
of Early Learning at Old York Road helped create the state of Israel. All Library stories and more. $25 per to practice balance, muscle strength
Temple-Beth Am, will lead a weekly women are welcome. Noon to 3 p.m. family. 5:30-7 p.m. 3211 Knights Road, and stillness through yoga. All Film Screening.
one-hour “Mommy & Me” class at 239 Welsh Road, Maple Glen. Bensalem. ages, health levels and experience GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World
9:30 a.m. 971 Old York Road, Abington. are represented. The class is $5 for War II tells the story of the 550,000
Piano Concert. Sisterhood Supper. the hour, with no prior reservation Jewish American men and women
Bible Study. Piano Quintet by Mieczyslaw Weinberg The ladies of Old York Road Temple- needed. Feel free to email questions who fought in World War II. In their
A member of Main Line Reform Brahms Piano Trio in B Major at 2 p.m. Beth Am are invited to celebrate with to MLRT member and teacher Eileen own words, veterans both famous
Temple’s clergy leads a discussion of at Reform Congregation Keneseth Sisterhood at our end of the year Edman at [email protected] (director Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner
the Tanakh, or Jewish bible, at 11 a.m. Israel. Tickets cost $30 at box office. supper. Celebration will be held at a 9 a.m. Main Line Reform Temple. and former Secretary of State Henry
This is an ongoing process, beginning 8339 Old York Sisterhood member’s home. $36. 410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood. Kissinger) and unknowns share their
with Genesis and proceeding over Road, Elkins Park. 6-9 p.m. Call 215-886-8000 for details. war experiences: how they fought for
the course of the year. 10 a.m. 410 971 Old York Road, Abington. Mahjong. their nation and people, struggled
Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood. Lag Ba’Omer. Play and learn from 12:30-2 p.m. with with anti-Semitism within their ranks
Start your memorial weekend off right FRIDAY, MAY 24 the Sisterhood of Har Zion Temple and emerged transformed. For more
Julia Child Impersonator. at Philly’s annual bonfire downtown. in weekly community open mahjong information, call 215-886-8000.
Brunch and entertainment featuring a Bonfire pits, live bands, pony rides, Adult Activities. play. You may bring a kosher dairy 7 p.m. Old York Road Temple–Beth
one-woman show with Linda Kenyon moonbounce, vendors and boutique A full day of activities for active adults. lunch or dairy/pareve kosher snacks. Am. 971 Old York Road, Abington.
impersonating Julia Child. Cost $36. shopping, BBQ and drinks for all. Fun for Coffee, tea and snacks at 8:30 a.m., Call 610-667-500 for information.
Checks payable to Hadassah should all ages. 5-9 p.m. Congregation Mikveh chair exercise, current events at 9:30 1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley. TUESDAY, MAY 28
be mailed to Joan Krison, 9270A Israel, 44 N. Fourth St., Philadelphia. a.m., Kabbalat Shabbat at 10:30 a.m.,
Jamison Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19115, hot kosher lunch at 11:30 a.m. and Bereavement Group. Lunch and Learn.
or Lynn Geller, 7624 Oak Lane Road, University Lecture. lecture on patient rights at 12:15 p.m. For the newly bereaved, there’s Discussion of the parshah of the week
Cheltenham, Pa. 19012. Best Western Ruby Namdar, author of the novel The Call 215-832-0539 to RSVP. KleinLife: help at Congregations of Shaare at noon. This session will be led by
Plus, 3499 Street Road, Bensalem. Ruined House, will describe the many Center City. 2100 Arch St., Philadelphia. Shamayim from 1-2:30 p.m. No Rabbi Robert Alpert. All are welcome.
ways in which the potent symbol of charge. Contact [email protected] At BDO USA, LLP. 1801 Market St.,
Torah Study. the destruction of the Holy Temple Veterans Memorial Shabbat. or leave a message 17th Floor, Philadelphia.
Midday Torah study with Rabbi Eric in Jerusalem almost 2,000 years ago Join Old York Road Temple–Beth at 215-677-1600 for details.
Lazar at noon. All are welcome. and its absence has influenced and Am for a Kabbalat Shabbat honoring 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia. Lunch and Learn.
Discussion of the parshah of the week
Memorial Day CEMETERY CEREMONIES, Monday, 27 May 2019 at noon. This session will be led by
Rabbi Saul Grife. All are welcome.
JWV Post 134/305 Memorial at Ohev Shalom Cemetery in Brookhaven, Congregation Adath Jeshurun library.
Followed by JWV Post 305’s Cemetery Monument Ceremonies. 7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park.

11:00 - Ohev Shalom cemetery Mahjong.
12:45 - Assemble @ McDonalds, Bond Shopping Center, Our mahjong group meets at 1 p.m.
in the Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel
State Rd & Lansdowne Ave, Upper Darby, PA 19082 synagogue chapel, to play the game,
1:10 - Har Yehudah, 8400 Lansdowne Ave, Upper Darby 19082. have fun and raise money for tikkun
1:45 - Mt Sharon, 502 E Springfield Rd, Springfield 19064. olam. Have you heard of mahjong and
2:15 - Mt Jacob, 700 Oak Lane, Glenolden, PA 19036 want to learn to play? Are you new in
2:40 - Mt Lebanon, 1200 Bartram Avenue, Collingdale, PA 19023 town looking for the game? Have you
Info: Henry, [email protected] or 215-459-1261 lived in town and want a new group to
play with? We’re always looking for new
Amazing shows with Comedy & Magic players. We ask for a $4 donation per
for ages 13+ / Shows BYOB 21+ session. 303 S. 18th St., Philadelphia.

If you can’t come to us, we can send our entertainers to you! Prayer Class.
Join us for a six-week course from
2840 Pine Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 | (267) 626-1366 the Jewish Learning Institute
exploring the Jewish art of


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prayer and spirituality. $99. B’nai Lunch and Learn. Service is offering a support group org or call 215-887-8702. Reform tops all offers for your
Abraham Chabad. 527 Lombard St., Har Zion Temple Active Adults Club for family members who have a loved Congregation Keneseth Israel. diamonds & jewelry.
Philadelphia. invites you to “Connect With Your Roots” one grappling with current or past 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park.
in a discussion with films of Jewish life substance use issues at 6:30 p.m. $36 We can pay more because
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 in pre-1939 Central Europe. Lunch will per person for new members. $18 THURSDAY, MAY 30 we know the true value.
be served at 11:30 a.m. and the program for returning members. Registration Immediate cash for one
Coffee and Conversation. will immediately follow. Reservations are required. Reduced rate available Current Events. piece or an entire
After morning minyan, enjoy coffee requested for the luncheon, and there based on need. For more information Current events group with Bob Rubin collection.
and an open forum for learning at is a $10 charge payable at the door. and to register for the group, contact at 8:30 a.m. Should gene editing of
8 a.m. Rabbi Andrew Markowitz For more information and to RSVP, call Sarah Waxman at [email protected] embryos be outlawed? Beth Sholom 201 Old York Road • Jenkintown, PA
will teach and answer your Jewish 610-667-5000. 1500 Hagys Ford Road, or 267-804-5888. Congregation. 8231 Old York Road,
questions. Coffee and Conversation Penn Valley. The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Elkins Park. (215) 885-7070
is free and open to the community. Enrichment Center of JFCS. 345
Adath Israel on the Main Line. Lunch and Learn. Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd. Mommy and Me. Open Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.
250 N. Highland Ave., Merion Station. Discussion of the parshah of the week. Sherrie Turetsky, director of the School 11am - 4:00pm
This session will be led by Rabbi Gary Har Zion After Dark. of Early Learning at Old York Road
History Course. Charlestein. All are welcome. 12:30 In the first session, Michael Schatz Temple-Beth Am, will lead a weekly Closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday
Come join Rabbi Reuben Israel p.m. 1710 Romano Drive, Norristown. will continue his discussion about the one-hour “Mommy & Me” class at
Abraham of Congregations of history of Jewish neighborhoods in 9:30 a.m. 971 Old York Road, Abington. Torah Study.
Shaare Shamayim when he teaches Bereavement Group. Philadelphia. In the second session, Midday Torah study with Rabbi
“A Crash Course in Jewish History.” For the post-bereaved, held at Rabbi Ira Flax will discuss the rise of Bible Study. Eric Lazar at noon. All are welcome.
Cost $12 and Sisterhood members Northeast NORC, from 1-2:30 p.m. Rabbinic Judaism from 200 BCE-200 We will study the commentaries found Temple Brith Achim. 481 S. Gulph
receive $2 donor credit. Coffee and No charge. Email [email protected] CE. For more information, call 610-667- in the Hertz Chumash, the Etz Hayim Road, King of Prussia.
cake served between 10-10:30 a.m. com or call 215-320-0351 to register. 5000. 6:30-9 p.m. Har Zion Temple. Chumash and the commentaries of
followed by the lesson concluding at 8546B Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia. 1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley. modern biblical scholars to deepen Film Screening.
11:30 a.m. Call 215-677-1600 to make our understanding of the first book Congregation Beth El Voorhees invites
a reservation. 9768 Verree Road, Israeli Scouts. Mahjong. of the Bible. For more information you to a free screening of The Last Laugh,
Philadelphia. The Men’s Club of Har Zion Temple invite Old York Road Temple-Beth Am call 610-667-5000. 10 a.m. Har Zion a documentary about humor and the
you as its guest to a family-friendly, fun will host a drop-in mahjong game at Temple. 1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Holocaust. The film features an intimate
Parashat Hashavua. community celebration of Israel. Free 7 p.m. Bring your cards. Mahjong sets Valley. portrayal of Auschwitz survivor Renee
Rabbi Shawn SimonHazani will briefly community performance from 5:30-6:15 and cards will be for sale. For more Firestone alongside interviews with
summarize the parsha and bring one p.m. Optional pasta dinner together with information, call 215-886-8000. 971 Bible Study. influential comedians like Mel Brooks,
or more contemporary interpretations the scouts at 6:15 p.m. Adults cost $8 and Old York Road, Abington A member of Main Line Reform Sarah Silverman and others. Q&A with
of the text for us to study and children $5. Reservations required; call Temple’s clergy leads a discussion of Director/Producer Ferne Pearlstein to
discuss. This class is designed for the 610-667-5000. 1500 Hagys Ford Road, Film Screening. the Tanakh, or Jewish bible, at 11 a.m. follow. Walk-ins welcome, but RSVP
“Sandwich Generation” student. For Penn Valley. The Strange World of Isaac B. Singer. This is an ongoing process, beginning requested. Contact Abby Abramson at
more information call 610-667-5000. Masterpieces of Jewish literature with with Genesis and proceeding over [email protected] or 856-675-
11 a.m. Har Zion Temple. 1500 Hagys Addiction Support Group. Rabbi Lance J. Sussman. 7:30 p.m. the course of the year. 10 a.m. 1166 for more information. 7 p.m.
Ford Road, Penn Valley. Jewish Family and Children’s Free. RSVP to [email protected] 410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood. 8000 Main St., Voorhees, New Jersey. l




Israel Trip Impetus for Community Service

PROFILES IN GIVING within Jewish Federation. Benton grew up in
ERICA SILVERMAN | JE STAFF “My wife and I are in the Allentown and graduated
from the University of North
AFTER TRAVELING TO NextGen age range, and when Carolina at Charlotte with a
Israel for the first time with an opportunity to serve on bachelor’s degree in political
his wife, Allison, on a 10-day the NextGen board came up, I science. In 2004, he received
Isarel360 trip for couples in took it,” he said. his J.D. from the University
2014, Brett Benton wanted of Pittsburgh School of Law
to give back to the Jewish Benton and his wife par- and earned an LL.M. in trial
Federation of Philadelphia. ticipate in several NextGen advocacy in 2010 from Temple
events, such as community University’s Beasley School of
“Getting to see and experi- Shabbat dinners and programs Law.
ence the Western Wall, especially organized by the Jewish Relief
with my wife, had an impact,” Agency to pack food donations. Benton moved to
Benton said. The trip “provided NextGen also partners with Philadelphia in 2005 to
a lot of exposure to the work that Habitat for Humanity to repair join Richard M. Ochroch &
[Jewish] Federation does, and I homes for seniors in Northeast Associates, where he represents
wanted to remain involved when Philadelphia. businesses and individuals in
we returned,” he said. state and federal court insur-
Benton said he has seen, in ance coverage cases. That
Benton, 39, is a partner his work with Jewish Federation includes property damage
at the law firm Richard M. through NextGen and other claims involving fire, wind,
Ochroch & Associates, P.C. programs, the way that Jewish and water damage. He also
in Philadelphia and serves on Federation provides support to represents personal injury
the board of NextGen, a young a broad spectrum of people. victims in negligence cases.
professional affinity group
“Supporting the Jewish Aside from his law practice,
community is important to
both of us,” he said.

Brett Benton Courtesy of Brett Benton

Held it’s 22nd Annual Induction on April 30, 2019 My wife and I are in the NextGen age range,
at Rodeph Shalom Synagogue and when an opportunity to serve on the
NextGen board came up, I took it.”


From left to right: Adam Sherman - on behalf of Pine Forest Camp Basketball Benton provides legal support Ward Democratic Committee.
LeagueTeam 1990-2006, recipient of the Simcha Gersh Award • Stephen H. to abused and neglected chil- He lives in the Graduate
dren as a volunteer attorney
Frishberg, Chairman and recipient of the Pillar of Achievement Award at the Philadelphia Support Hospital area and plans to
Myra Sack, Inductee • Howie Roseman, Inductee • Chris O’Loughlin, Inductee Center for Child Advocates, stay in the city. Benton is an
Michael Koplove, Inductee • Colby Cohen, Inductee • Chuck Brodsky, Inductee where he represents children avid Philadelphia sports fan
in dependency actions. and watched the Sixers playoff
Michael Barkann, past Inductee and Master of Ceremonies. season with great anticipation.
Benton serves on the board
of the Pennsylvania Court “The Sixers are so much fun
Appointed Special Advocates to watch — I love the energy
Association, which pro- that Joel Embid adds to the
vides training to volunteers team,” he said.
to advocate for children in
dependency actions. In addi- This article is part of an
tion, he is a member of the occasional series of profiles of
Philadelphia Bar Association Jewish Federation of Greater
and an elected committee Philadelphia supporters. l
person on Philadelphia’s 30th
[email protected];


Community / mazel tovs



Gail Snyder and Hal Marcovitz of Chalfont announce the engage- Rachel Eisenberg and Stuart
ment of their daughter, Michelle Susan Marcovitz, to Jonathon Joseph Greene of Maple Glen announce
Vallejo, son of Christopher and Candy Vallejo of Omaha, Nebraska. the birth of their son Aaron
Michael (Aharon Michael) on
Michelle and Jonathon both have doctorate degrees in statistics March 5.
from Baylor University.
Sharing in their joy are grand-
Michelle is employed as a biostatistician for AstraZeneca. parents Betty Gross Eisenberg and
Jonathon is a biostatistician for the Food and Drug Administration. Barry Bressler of Maple Glen; Joanne and Richard Greene of Voorhees,
New Jersey; and Floyd Eisenberg of Washington, D.C.
Michelle is the granddaughter of the late Aaron and Florence
Snyder of Wyndmoor and the late Israel and Rosalie Marcovitz of Also celebrating Aaron’s arrival are great-grandmothers Helen
Philadelphia. Gross, Dorothy Greene and Nancy Smith, as well as aunts, uncles
and cousins Sana Dastgheyb and Joshua Eisenberg, Reesa and David
Jonathon is the grandson of Jacquie and the late Louis Vallejo of Kansas City, Missouri and Sherin, Michelle Bressler, and Ali, Ed, Gabby and Sophie Goldis.
Richard and the late Caroline Rempe of Superior, Nebraska.
Aaron Michael is named in loving memory of his maternal
Michelle and Jonathon live in Rockville, Maryland, and are planning a September wedding great-grandfather, Harry Gross, and paternal great-grandfathers
in Doylestown. Martin Smith and Robert Greene.

Sharing in their happiness are Michelle’s sister Ashley and Jonathon’s sister Lindsay and
brothers Benjamin and Christopher.


JAMIE HOPE HONOWITZ Mindy and Jeff Rockower of
Richboro announce the birth of
Sue and Barry Honowitz of Golden Beach, Florida, announce Hope Dolly on March 18. Sharing
the graduation of their granddaughter Jamie Hope Honowitz in the happiness is big sister
from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Arianna Sydney and grandparents
Communications, summa cum laude. Ilene and Sy Rockower of Richboro
and Ann and Al Treidel of Fairfield,
Jamie is the daughter of Seth and Monica Honowitz, Connecticut.
the niece of Daryl Honowitz and Stacey Honowitz, and the
cousin of Elle Gerstman.


Lokoff Abramson Early Learning Center to Close Attorney, Educator Ruth K. Horwitz Dies at 82 study class in the complex where she lived and was a
FELS EARLY LEARNING services announced that Elder law attorney Ruth Kafrissen fundraiser for her synagogue, Politz Hebrew Academy
the Lokoff Abramson Early Learning Center in Blue Horwitz, who also had a 45-year and Jewish Federation of Greater Phil.
Bell will close effective June 21. career with the School District
of Philadelphia, died following Gratz College Gives Honorary Degree to
In a letter to parents, President and CEO Maddy complications from pneumonia Drexel University President John Fry
Malis and Board Chair Cathy Seiler said a sudden on April 21, according to her Drexel University President John Fry — who also
resignation of staff in March, which resulted in the daughter Abby Birk. gave the commencement address — received an
closing of two toddler rooms and a subsequent drop Horwitz earned bachelor’s, honorary doctorate from Gratz College on May 19.
in enrollment, was a key factor in the decision. master’s and doctoral degrees
in education from Temple Fry said Gratz and Drexel share kinship beyond
“Though we have been working to avoid this deci- proximity.
sion, we have determined we can no longer operate University and worked in various capacities for the
a quality program at this location,” Malis and Seiler Philadelphia school district, including as an acting “The connections between our two institutions are
wrote. “Providing a quality early childhood education principal and acting executive director of career and instructive for what they say about higher education, com-
program and having our centers be safe and inviting vocational education. munity and progress in Philadelphia,” Fry said. “Both have
places for our children is our top priority.” grand ambitions that stem from an ethos that reaches all
At 51, while still a full-time educator, Horwitz the way back to the founders of Gratz and Drexel.”
FELS said it will assist parents in transitioning to enrolled in the evening division of Temple’s law
other early childhood programs and has reached out school and graduated four years later, ultimately pur- Gratz welcomed 70 graduates during its 119th
to nearby programs, including synagogues, to gather suing a career in elder law. commencement. They included the first graduate
enrollment vacancy information for parents. from the Jewish professional studies program and one
Horwitz held numerous offices over the years, graduate of the education leadership Ed.D. program.
Resource information is also available through including with Jewish organizations, according to Birk.
the Early Learning Resource Center Region 17 She was an executive board member of Congregations Degrees were conferred on 40 graduates of the
Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at of Shaare Shamayim, a former president of the master’s in education program and 10 graduates
610-278-3707 or 800-281-1116. B’nai B’rith Educators Unit, a member of the Jewish of the master’s in Holocaust and genocide studies
Community Relations Council Speakers Bureau and program, one graduate of the master’s in Jewish
“It is with a heavy heart that we made the pain- the Jewish Law Day Committee, as well as a lifetime education program, five graduates of the master’s in
ful decision to close,” Maddy added. “In 108 years, member of Hadassah and ORT. She helped run a Torah Jewish studies program, and eight graduates of the
FELS has not closed a program due to a shortage of master’s in nonprofit management program. l
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O“POENAHKOUSHE IDLALILY” BA, 9 ft. ceilings, hw flr, up- Cute 1bd/1ba condo 700+ sq.ft DECREE NISI – Phila. Orphans’
Damon Michels graded appliances, granite, club- Pool level, overlooking ocean. DOWNSIZING Court Div. O.C. No. 545 DE of
Associate Broker by Appt. Only house, in-ground pool, indoor Prkg spot is located in the garage. OR CLEANING OUT? 2019/Control No. 192037, Estate of
610-668-3400 prkng. $2100 per month, long $13,000 for season ending 10/31. Sarah Cook: Notice is hereby given TERRACES- Modern 1 bed- term occupancy pref. 267-304- Please call Jane at 609-828-6682 1 man's trash/another man's that on 4/25/19, upon considera-
room, 1 bath, open granite kit- 4452 treasure tion of the Petition by Mamie L.
FFFFF chen, great closets, w/w carpet, SEASHORE SALE/RENT Cook, Co-Administrator of the Es-
*New Listing* washer/dryer, sunny balcony SHARED LIVING Call Joel 215-947-2817 tate of Sarah Cook, Deceased. It is
Penn Valley Available immediately $1375 Share home with 58yo Male. CAROL SHAW Beat the Heat in one of hereby Ordered and decreed nisi
1305 N Woodbine Ave TERRACES- All new 2 bedroom Welsh Rd area. Good shopping & MARGATE Our Fabulous CASH IN YOUR CLOSET INC. that Petitioner is authorized to re-
5 Bed/2.2 Bath; 2,502 Sq Ft 2 bath washer/dryer, modern transport. Must be non- Licensed and Bonded cord a corrective deed retitling real
This sun-kissed home features open granite kitchen, hard wood smoker/non-drinker & employed PERFECT LOCATION! 1st FLR. Summer Rentals! estate located at 1158 S. Cleveland
an open floor plan with hardwood floors, sunny balcony Available male or female. See by appt only. CHARMER! WONDERFUL STU- ESTATE SALES Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146, in
flooring thought out & a covered immediately $1850 Call Joan 267-693-4034 if above DIO WITHIN STEPS TO THE 110 S. Amherst Ave. the name of the Estate of Sarah
back patio. TOWER- JUST RENOVATED Full applies. BEACH! BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN Ventnor, NJ CEMETERY LOTS FOR SALE Cook, Deceased. If no exceptions to
size designer 2 bedroom, 2 WITH GRANITE COUNTERS, 7 Bedrooms ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL PARK - the decree are filed within three
$449,000 bath, washer/dryer, lots of SEASHORE SALE TILE FLRS. TRHU-OUT. THE 2 Plots, Sect. “B12”, Lot 97 Sites months, the decree shall be con-
FFFFF closets! $1995 PERFECT GET AWAY! LOW $6B,0e0a0chpebrlowcke!ek 1 & 2. Valued at $3,995 each, firmed absolutely. By the Court,
Bala Cynwyd model, top floor walk up. 2 BD, SPACIOUS 3 BEDRM, 3 BATH 8111 Atlantic Ave. ING ONLY $5,000 for both. Call nick, Atty. for Petitioner, 2047 Lo-
39 Aberdale Rd 2 BA, modern kit., W/D, fire- OPEN HOUSE HOME WITH RECENT UP- Margate, NJ or text 973-985-9830 or email me cust St., Phila., PA 19103.
7 Beds/3.2 Bath; 4,020 Sq Ft place, custom closets & light- GRADES INCLUDES BEAUTIFUL at [email protected] 215.563.8783
This Stone Colonial is situated on ing. $1995 MARGATE NEW KITCHEN & 2 LOVELY 3 bdrm/3 bth rancher ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL PARK
a quiet tree lined street & comes TOWER-Renovated corner prop- NEW BATHS, NEW WINDOWS & $13b8l,o0c0k0toFuthlleSbuemamche!r Section S-2, Lot 81, Sites 1, 2, 3, ESTATE NOTICES
with a full list of renovations erty. 2 BD, 2.5 BA. Open gour- SATURDAY, MAY 25th ROOD. GORGEOUS HARDWD and 4. $6000 for all four. Estate Francis A. Moyer, Sr. aka
including, new bathrooms & met kitchen, W/D, custom 10:00AM TO 1:00PM FLRS., HUGE DEN AND SO 21 S. Monroe Ave. [email protected] or text Frank A. Moyer, Sr. aka Frank
floors, new roof, windows, etc. closets. $2100 9219 ATLANTIC AVE., UNIT#4 MUCH MORE. LIGHT & BRIGHT Margate, NJ 702-343-7144. George Cassler Moyer; Moyer, Sr.,
$785,000 KKKKKK OFFERING OCEAN VIEWS AND $579,000 $15b,5lo0c0kJtuolythoer beach! SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK aka Moyer, Frank George Cassler,
William Penn House 1BA, large balcony, lots of GETAWAY!! THIS BEAUTIFUL 5105 Ventnor Ave LETTERS TESTAMENATRY on the
Rittenhouse Square closets, washer/dryer, carpet & PENTHOUSE BOUTIQUE CONDO NEW LISTING!! CLOSE TO Ventnor NJ, “REBECCA” SECTION above estate have been granted to
wood flrs., sunny balcony, lots IN A ELEVATOR BUILDING WITH BEACH IN LOWER VENTNOR. CALL FOR GREAT PRICE the undersigned, who request all
1919 Chestnut St. of closets, REDUCED ONLY 4 UNITS BOASTS OF 3 LOVELY SPACIOUS 4 BEDRM, 3 $11,000 Full Summer persons having claims or demands
Studio, 1, 2, & 3 $135,000!! BEDROOMS, DEN, WITH FIRE- BATH WITH HUGE FAMILY 215-750-1955 against the estate of the decedent
ESTATES-Available immedi- PLACE, AND 3.5 BATHS WITH ROOM. BEDRM AND BATH ON Ocean Front in SHALOM MEMORIAL PARK 1 plot, to make known the same, and all
bed available ately! Top Fl. 1 BD, 1.5 BA, liv. AN OPEN FLOOR PLAN GREAT 1st. FLR. LARGE ROOMS Ventnor, NJ sec. Gabriel, lot 240, grave 2. persons indebted to the decedent
$200,000-$600,000 room w/fireplace, modern kit., FOR ENTERTAINING. GOUR- THROUGHOUT, DR, & EIK. $2600 o.b.o. includes everything. to make payment without delay, to
Exclusive Listing Agent new carpets, W/D, lrg. sunny MET KITCHEN, HARDWOOD MASTER BEDRM WITH SOAK- 1st floor $15,000 July only Call Betty 215-498-0890 Geralyn Moyer, c/o Philip A. Chara-
balcony $179,900/RENT $1700 FLRS., AND 9’ CEILINGS. ING TUB & LARGE DECK, ADDI- mella, Esq., Law Offices of Michael
The DeSouzas are TOWER- Designer 2 BD, 2BA PRIVATE DECK. ASKING TIONAL 2ND FLR. DECK OFF DONNA CLINE If you are looking for a D. Fioretti, 325 Chestnut St., Suite
Back on Bustleton! W/D, modern kitchen,large bal- $995,000 BEDRM. EXTERIOR HAS FAB- For quick service, rewarding career that allows 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106, Exec-
cony lots of closets!! $199,000 ULOUS DECK & ENCLOSED H/C 60c9a-l2l m87y-c8e4ll88 you to succeed by helping utrix.
The Spring Market Has Popped!! TERRACES-Top Floor Sun- MARGATE SHOWER, 2 ZONED C/A,GAR- Farley & Ferry others, youʼve found it with Law Offices of Michael D. Fioretti
With home prices rising in 2019, drenched 2BD, 2BA, open kit- AGE AND SO MUCH MORE Roosevelt Memorial Park 325 Chestnut St.
Now is the Best Time to List with chen, W/D, wood flrs. Available SUNDAY, MAY 26th $529,000 Realty, Inc. which is one of, SCIʼs Dignity Suite 800
immediately REDUCED 11:00AM TO 1:00PM 609-822-1836 Memorial® network. We are Philadelphia, PA 19106
Us & see how much we can $199,900! 8607 WINCHESTER AVE. WE HAVE SUMMER RENTALS North Americaʼs largest Estate of Phyllis L. Mason; Mason,
obtain for You! TERRACES-HANDICAP AC- CLASSIC 3 STORY BRICK CO- Junk Junction is a full-service provider of funeral, cremation Phyllis L. Deceased
Fountain Pointe CESSIBLE, Professionally ren- LONIAL- THIS FABULOUS 5 MARGATE junk removal company. and cemetery services. SCI Late of Philadelphia, PA.
ovated, 2 BD, 2 BA, modified BEDRM, 4 BATH HOME HAS employs caring, innovative LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on
First floor 2-bed 2 bath condo in custom kit., counters, hallways, BEEN COMPLETELY RENOV- BEAUTIFUL! 4 BEDRM, 4.5 Furniture, appliance, bric-à-brac, and ambitious sales the above estate have been gran-
move-in-condition. Clubhouse, 2 baths, closets. w/d hook ups. ATED & EXPANDED IN 2010. BATH TOWN HOME! LOFT FOR yard waste and e-waste removal. professionals who are ted to the undersigned, who re-
New carpet & paint. $209,900 LOCATED IN THE DESIRABLE EXTRA SLEEPING AREA! ELEV- dedicated to helping families quest all persons having claims or
pools & many other amenities ESTATES- 1st floor 2 BD, 2 BA, PARKWAY SECTION. THIS ATOR! OPEN PORCH & DECK Call now for your free in their time of need as well demands against the estate of the
Asking $174,900 new heater, new a/c, mondern HOME FEATURES HARDWD WITH BAY VIEWS! AVAILABLE non-obligation estimate or visit as helping families plan in decedent to make known the same,
kit., fireplace, W/D, sunny patio, FLRS., STUNNING OGRMET KIT- FOR JULY $19,000 advance. For more and all persons indebted to the de-
Call Andi or Rick DeSouza for an prkg. by your door. $249,900 CHEN WITH GRAITE COUN- LOVELY TOWN HOUSE STYLE 1 information on how you can cedent to make payment without
appointment & we will deliver: TERRACES-Top floor. Designer, TERS, BREAKFAST BAR, STAIN- BEDRM, 1.5 BATH UNIT THAT be part of the Roosevelt delay, to Robert Mason c/o Bart
2BD, 2BA, redesigned open kit- LESS STEEL APPLIANCES, FEATURES WASHER, DRYER, Where your junk meets it's end. Memorial Parks team of Benoff, Esq., Benoff Law Firm, 5
Results, Not Promises! chen w/breakfast room. W/D, CUSTOM CABINETRY & TILE NEW APPLIANCES & NEW professionals, or for Neshaminy Interplex, Suite 205,
linen closet, modern expanded BACK SPLASH. FIRST FLRS. COUNTER TOPS. GREAT VIEWS 267-571-1417 aKdadrietionnPael cjoobrade61ta0il-s6,7c3o-7n5ta0c0t: Trevose, PA 19053, Administrator.
RE/MAX baths, extra closets, lrg. sunny FEATURES BEDRM/DEN, OF THE BAY! FABULOUS POOL!! Benoff Law Firm
Eastern, Inc. balcony, just steps to elevator. SECOND FLR. HAS MASTER AVAILABLE AUG 1- LABOR DAY Residential and Commercial SITUATION WANTED 5 Neshaminy Interplex
$229,000 SUITE WITH WIC, THIRD FLR. $5,000 INSTRUCTION Suite 205
Andrea DeSouza kitchen, open living room, gran- BATH. 2 ZONED HEAT & A/C. VISIT US AT EXPERIENCED COMPANION ALLAN LEVIN, DECEASED.
Sales Associate ite counters, full size W/D. cus- THIS IS A MUST SEE $949,000 Private tutoring, all subjects, Personal Assistant - Late of Philadelphia
tom lighting and closets, park- WE HAVE SUMMER RENTALS!! SHAWSHORETEAM.COM elemen.-college, SAT/ACT prep. Licensed driver to as- LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the
Eric Cell ing by your front door. CALL US TODAY!! [email protected] sist with errands, above Estate have been granted to
$239,900 7 days/week. shopping, appts., read- the undersigned, who request all
215-431-8300/8304 TERRACES-NEW LISTING! Spe- VISIT US AT CDeIRllE#CT6:0690-94-43827--17922806 Expd. & motivated instructors. ing, walking, food persons having claims or demands
Bus 215-953-8800 cial Opportunity. Spacious 3 BD, SHAWSHORETEAM.COM JENNIFER HAFNER SHAW prep., socializing and against the estate of the decedent
2.5 BA, modern kit., wood flrs., [email protected] (215)576-1096 daily activities to make known the same and all
[email protected] custom lighting, ceiling fans, 609-204-0385 inside/outside of your persons indebted to the decedent W/D, sunny tiled balcony CDeIRllE#CT6:0690-94-43827--17922806 home. Will help you to make payment without delay to
$289,900 JENNIFER HAFNER SHAW 800-333-7045x120 PET SERVICES understand your bills, ROBIN LEVIN, EXECUTRIX, c/o Fox
TERRACES-Breathtaking! All SEASHORE RENT do paperwork.and also Rothschild LLP, 2000 Market St.,
new renovation, designer 3BD 609-204-0385 WE SCOOP make telephone 20th Fl., Philadelphia, PA 19103-
2.5BA, open spectacular gour- MARGATE DOG POOP calls.for you. Support 3222.
met kitchen, granite counters, 800-333-7045x120 Located in "The Parkway" less Services - Refs Call ESTATE OF ANNE S. ORWIN a/k/a
custom lighting, custom than 3 blocks from the beach, 1 800 DOG POOP Phyllis 215-886-4040 NAOMI ORWIN, DECEASED.
closets, large W/D REDUCED To place a this charming, 4 BR, 3 BA home Late of Philadelphia
$369,900 Classified Ad, boasts a renovated, open floor SITUATION WANTED LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the
call 215.832.0749 plan. Plenty of room to house above Estate have been granted to
Pool, Tennis, Gym Available. the whole family! Available Aug. MIRRORS Caring & Reliable the undersigned, who request all
Lower Merion Schools. 15 thru Sept. 15 for $20,000. MIRRORED WALLS persons having claims or demands
Minutes to CC Philly! Don't let your shore vacation end BY JERRY GROSSMAN Experienced & Trained against the estate of the decedent
at Labor Day, inquire about Closets Doors, Jacuzzi, Vanity, BONDED & LICENSED to make known the same and all
OTHERS AVAILABLE enjoying the shore year round! Fitness area, custom shower persons indebted to the decedent
SALE/RENT Call Rachael 215-480-0007 doors and enclosures, etc. Free Available 24/7 to make payment without delay to
Estimate. Call 215-675-9633 20 Years Experience KENNETH LEE METZNER, EXECUT-
610-667-9999 OR, 910 Kimball St., Philadelphia,
MOVING/HAULING Very Affordable PA 19147.
Realtor® Emeritus. 215-477-1050 ESTATE OF ANTHONY T. WAL-
5 Star winner, BNeOst RraTteHs aEroAuSndT1MpcOtVo IeNntGire LACE, DECEASED.
Philly Mag CAREGIVER With 22 years exp. to Late of Philadelphia
home moved anywhere. Lic. Ins. care for sick or elderly. Own car, LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on
www.oakhillcondominiums dependable 215-677-4817 exc. refs. Live out 215-409-5022 the above Estate have been gran-
.com ted to the undersigned, who re- To place a quest all persons having claims or Classified Ad, demands against the estate of the
call 215.832.0749 decedent to make known the same
and all persons indebted to the de-
cedent to make payment without
Newman, Esq., 123 S. Broad St.,
Ste. 1030, Philadelphia, PA 19109,
Or to her Attorney:
123 S. Broad St., Ste. 1030
Philadelphia, PA 19109




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a/k/a BEATRICE Di FABIO, DE- SR., DECEASED. DECEASED. CHRISTY a/k/a STELLA CHRISTY, under the provisions of the Notice is hereby given that an Ap- STATEWIDE ADS
CEASED. Late of Philadelphia Late of Philadelphia DECEASED. Pennsylvania Business Corpora- plication for Registration of Ficti- Education/Training:
Late of Philadelphia LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on Late of Philadelphia tion Law of 1988. tious Name was filed in the Depart- AIRLINES ARE HIRING – Get FAA
LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the above Estate have been granted to the above Estate have been gran- LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the Michael E. Stosic, Esquire ment of State of the Common- approved hands on Aviation train-
above Estate have been granted to the undersigned, who request all ted to the undersigned, who re- above Estate have been granted to 236 Market Street wealth of Pennsylvania on April 10, ing. Financial aid for qualified stu-
the undersigned, who request all persons having claims or demands quest all persons having claims or the undersigned, who request all Philadelphia, PA 19106 2019 for Kathleen Marcinkiewicz, dents – Career placement assist-
persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent demands against the estate of the persons having claims or demands COTA Therapy at 2113 Clearview ance. CALL Aviation Institute of
against the estate of the decedent to make known the same and all decedent to make known the same against the estate of the decedent FICTITIOUS NAME Avenue Abington, PA 19001. The Maintenance 877-207-0345
to make known the same and all persons indebted to the decedent and all persons indebted to the de- to make known the same and all Notice is hereby given that an Ap- name and address of each individu- Dental Insurance: Call Physicians
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to make payment without delay to DEAN H. SMITH, EXECUTOR, c/o delay to DAMON FLOWERS, AD- to make payment without delay to tious Name was filed in the Depart- Kathleen Marcinkiewicz at 2113 details. NOT just a discount plan,
TERESA MARY LAVALLE, EXEC- Bradley Newman, Esq., 123 S. MINISTRATOR, c/o Jeffrey B. First, CHRISTINA SCHAFFER, EXEC- ment of State of the Common- Clearview Avenue Abington, PA REAL coverage for 350 proced-
UTRIX, c/o David C. Harrison, Esq., Broad St., Ste. 1030, Philadelphia, Esq., 6100 City Ave., Ste. 417, Phil- UTRIX, c/o Harry Metka, Esq., 4802 wealth of Pennsylvania on April, 12, 19001. This was filed in accord- ures. 855-890-4914 or
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1901 JFK Blvd., #2412 BRADLEY NEWMAN 6100 City Ave., Ste. 417 4802 Neshaminy Blvd., Ste. 9 ested in the business is Delilah ment of State of the Common- Largest senior living referral ser-
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Late of Montgomery County a/k/a HELEN HESSOL, DECEASED. SCHEIDLER, SR., DECEASED. A/K/A SUSAN BASCH, DECEASED. 19104. The name and address of 400-1032
LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the Late of Philadelphia Late of Philadelphia Late of Abington Twp., Mont- FICTITIOUS NAME REGISTRATION each individual interested in the Real Estate:
above Estate have been granted to LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on gomery County, PA. Notice is hereby given that an Ap- business is Roderick James Virginia Seaside Lots – Build the
the undersigned, who request all above Estate have been granted to the above Estate have been gran- LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the plication for Registration of Ficti- Schichtel at 4213 Baltimore Aven- home of your dreams! South of
persons having claims or demands the undersigned, who request all ted to the undersigned, who re- above Estate have been granted to tious Name was filed in the Depart- ue Philadelphia, PA 19104. This Ocean City near state line, spec-
against the estate of the decedent persons having claims or demands quest all persons having claims or the undersigned, who request all ment of State of the Common- was filed in accordance with 54 tacular lots in exclusive develop-
to make known the same and all against the estate of the decedent demands against the estate of the persons having claims or demands wealth of Pennsylvania on March PaC.S. 311. ment near NASA facing Chin-
persons indebted to the decedent to make known the same and all decedent to make known the same against the estate of the decedent 26, 2019 for Affinity Mechanical at Notice is hereby given that an Ap- coteague Island. New develop-
to make payment without delay to persons indebted to the decedent and all persons indebted to the de- to make known the same and all 214 Huntingdon Pike Jenkintown plication for Registration of Ficti- ment with paved roads, utilities,
David Kossoff, EXECUTOR, c/o to make payment without delay to cedent to make payment without persons indebted to the decedent PA, 19046. The name and address tious Name was filed in the Depart- pool and dock. Great climate, low
Franklin Wurman 7900 Old York MICHAEL E. HESSOL, EXECUTOR, delay to THERESA M. O’BRIEN, AD- to make payment without delay to of each individual interested in the ment of State of the Common- taxes and Assateague National
Road Apt 606A, Elkins Park, PA c/o E. Marc Miller, Esq., 261 Old MINISTRATRIX, c/o Harry Metka, CORA B. WEINER, EXECUTRIX, c/o business is Christopher Canzanese wealth of Pennsylvania on March Seashore beaches nearby. Priced
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ESTATE OF ELIZABETH ANN WAL- 19046, Bensalem, PA 19020. ley Bldg. 1125 Walnut St., Phila., town, PA 19046. This was filed in Cathedral Road Suite 45-202 Phil- cing. Call (757)824-6289 or web-
LACE a/k/a ELIZABETH A. WAL- Or to his Attorney: Or to her Attorney: PA 19107-4997, accordance with 54 PaC.S. 311. adelphia, PA 19128. The name and site:
LACE, DECEASED. E. MARC MILLER HARRY METKA Or to her Attorney.: address of each individual inter-
Late of Philadelphia FLASTER GREENBERG, PC 4802 Neshaminy Blvd., Ste. 9 ROBERT S. COHEN FICTITIOUS NAME REGISTRATION ested in the business is Sharlene Place an
LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on 261 Old York Rd., Ste. 200 Bensalem, PA 19020 Law Office of Robert S. Cohen Notice is hereby given that an Ap- Johnson at 701 Cathedral Road ad in the
the above Estate have been gran- Jenkintown, PA 19046 ESTATE OF LIDA CONSTANZA The Beasley Bldg. plication for Registration of Ficti- Suite 45-202 Philadelphia, PA REAL ESTATE
ted to the undersigned, who re- SALGADO a/k/a LIDA C. SALGADO, 1125 Walnut St. tious Name was filed in the Depart- 19128. This was filed in accord- SECTION
quest all persons having claims or ESTATE OF HELEN LOIS MCCALL- DECEASED. Phila., PA 19107-4997 ment of State of the Common- ance with 54 Pa.C.S. 311.
demands against the estate of the IN Late of Philadelphia wealth of Pennsylvania on March FICTITIOUS NAME REGISTRATION CALL:
decedent to make known the same LATE OF PHILADELPHIA COUNTY, LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on Estate of Vernon E. Kulb, Sr. aka 26, 2019 for Chris Lightcap Elec- Notice is hereby given that an Ap-
and all persons indebted to the de- PENNSYLVANIA the above Estate have been gran- Vernon Kulb; Kulb, Sr., Vernon E. tric at 125 Richardson Rd. Lans- plication for Registration of Ficti- NICOLE MCNALLY
cedent to make payment without LETTERS OF TESTAMENTARY ted to the undersigned, who re- aka Kulb, Vernon, Deceased dale, PA 19446. The name and ad- tious Name was filed in the Depart- 215.832.0749
delay to JOSEPH CARDONA AND on the above Estate have been quest all persons having claims or Late of Philadelphia, PA. dress of each individual interested ment of State of the Common-
JAY KIVITZ, ADMINISTRATORS, granted to the undersigned, who demands against the estate of the LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on in the business is Christopher wealth of Pennsylvania on March or JESSICA COOK
1617 JFK Blvd., Ste. 1270, Phil- request all persons having claims decedent to make known the same the above estate have been gran- Lightcap at 125 Richardson Rd. 28, 2019 for Vinfogarage at 1056 215.832.0750
adelphia, PA 19103, or demands against the Estate of and all persons indebted to the de- ted to the undersigned, who re- Lansdale, PA 19446. This was filed Highland Ave. Abington, PA 19001.
Or to their Attorney: the decedent to make known the cedent to make payment without quest all persons having claims or in accordance with 54 PaC.S. 311. The name and address of each indi-
Joseph V. Cardona same, and all persons indebted to delay to AICARDO SALGADO, AD- demands against the estate of the vidual interested in the business is
1617 JFK Blvd., Ste. 1270 the decedents to make payment MINISTRATOR, 3517 Morrell Ave., decedent to make known the same, FICTITIOUS NAME REGISTRATION William Hartley at 1056 Highland
Philadelphia, PA 1910 without delay, to: SUSAN W. MOR- Philadelphia, PA 19114. and all persons indebted to the de- Notice is hereby given that an Ap- Ave. Abington, PA 19001. This was
ESTATE OF ELIZABETH M. GA- RIS, EXECUTRIX c/o ALLEN S. ESTATE OF MARIE R. KALBERER, cedent to make payment without plication for Registration of Ficti- filed in accordance with 54 PaC.S.
RABEDIAN a/k/a ELIZABETH GA- KELLERMAN, ESQUIRE 255 S. DECEASED. delay, to Margaret Kulb, c/o Ned tious Name was filed in the Depart- 311.
RABEDIAN, DECEASED. 17th Street, Suite 2609 Late of Bucks County Hark, Esq., Goldsmith Hark & Hor- ment of State of the Common- Notice is hereby given that an Ap-
Late of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA 19103 LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the nak, PC, 7716 Castor Ave., Phil- wealth of Pennsylvania on March plication for Registration of Ficti-
LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on Or to attorney: above Estate have been granted to adelphia, PA 19152, Administratrix- 21, 2019 for ZPAC at 40 Church tious Name was filed in the Depart-
the above Estate have been gran- Lori Keating, on behalf of, the undersigned, who request all CTA. Street Ambler, PA 19002. The ment of State of the Common-
ted to the undersigned, who re- ALLEN S. KELLERMAN, ESQUIRE persons having claims or demands Goldsmith Hark & Hornak, PC name and address of each individu- wealth of Pennsylvania on March
quest all persons having claims or 255 S. 17th Street, Suite 2609 against the estate of the decedent 7716 Castor Ave. al interested in the business is 22, 2019 for Wildcard Study at 399
demands against the estate of the Philadelphia, PA 19103 to make known the same and all Philadelphia, PA 19152 Clement Albino Cerminara at 40 Market St. Suite 360 Philadelphia,
decedent to make known the same persons indebted to the decedent Church Street Ambler, PA 19002. PA 19106. The name and address
and all persons indebted to the de- ESTATE of JAMES CHRISTOPHER to make payment without delay to ESTATE OF WILBUR H. DREW, DE- This was filed in accordance with of each individual interested in the
cedent to make payment without WALKER Franklin Wurman, EXECUTOR, CEASED. 54 PaC.S. 311. business is Laura Renae Webb at
delay to FRANK J. BALDINO, AD- Late of East Norriton Township 7900 Old York Road Apt 606A Late of Philadelphia 399 Market St. Suite 360 Phil-
MINISTRATOR, c/o Howard M. So- LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the Elkins Park, PA 19027 LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the adelphia, PA 19106. This was filed
loman, Esq., 1760 Market St., Ste. above estate have been granted to ESTATE OF PENELOPE L. GEIKLER, above Estate have been granted to in accordance with 54 PaC.S. 311.
404, Philadelphia, PA 19103, the undersigned, who request all DECEASED. the undersigned, who request all
Or to his Attorney: persons having claims or demands Late of Montgomery County persons having claims or demands WANTED TO BUY
HOWARD M. SOLOMAN against the estate of the decedent LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the against the estate of the decedent
1760 Market St., Ste. 404 to make known the same and all above Estate have been granted to to make known the same and all
Philadelphia, PA 19103 persons indebted to the decedent the undersigned, who request all persons indebted to the decedent
ESTATE OF FELIPE HERNANDEZ to make payment without delay to persons having claims or demands to make payment without delay to
III, DECEASED. Frances Elaine Stephens, Executrix, against the estate of the decedent JOANNE C. DREW, EXECUTRIX,
Late of Philadelphia c/o Sosnov and Sosnov 540 Swede to make known the same and all 7623 Algon Ave., 2nd Fl., Phil-
LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on Street, Norristown, PA 19401. persons indebted to the decedent adelphia, PA 19111
the above Estate have been gran- Attorney: to make payment without delay to Or to her Attorney:
ted to the undersigned, who re- Amy W. Sosnov, Esquire Renee Kreschmaier and Thomas MARYBETH O. LAURIA
quest all persons having claims or Sosnov & Sosnov Kreschmaier EXECUTORS, c/o THE LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL S.
demands against the estate of the 540 Swede Street Franklin Wurman 7900 Old York CONNOR, ESQ., LLC
decedent to make known the same Norristown, PA 19401 Road Apt 606A Elkins Park, PA 644 Germantown Pike, Ste. 2-C
and all persons indebted to the de- ESTATE of Claire M. Fiandra, DE- 19027 Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
cedent to make payment without CEASED ESTATE OF RUTH WEISS, DE-
ADMINISTRATRIX, c/o Megan Mc- Letters Testamentary on the above Late of Philadelphia BROWN STREET LIVING has been
Crea, Esq., 1 Summit St., Phil- estate having been granted to the LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the incorporated under the provisions
adelphia, PA 19118. undersigned, all persons indebted above Estate have been granted to of the PA Nonprofit Corporation
Or to her Attorney: to the estate are requested to make the undersigned, who request all Law of 1988.
MEGAN MCCREA payment, and those having claims persons having claims or demands
ROSS & MCCREA LLP to present same without delay, to against the estate of the decedent LAW OFFICES OF CONRAD J.
1 Summit St. Doreen C. Schultz, Executrix c/o Al- to make known the same and all BENEDETTO PC has been incorpor-
Philadelphia, PA 19118 bert G. Weiss, Esquire. persons indebted to the decedent ated under the provisions of
Binder & Weiss, P.C. to make payment without delay to Chapter 29 of the Business Corpor-
1880 JKF Blvd. Ste 1401 Arthur Weiss, EXECUTOR 9310 ation law of 1988 as a Professional
Philadelphia, PA 19103 Laramie Road, Philadelphia, PA Corporation.
19115 Conrad J. Benedetto, Esq.
1615 South Broad Street
PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD Philadelphia, PA 19148

INC. has been incorporated under
the provisions of the Pennsylvania
Business Corporation Law of 1988.

SERVICE INC. has been incorpor-
ated under the provisions of the
Pennsylvania Business Corpora-
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will be forwarded once a week on Friday. BOOKEEPING SERVICES Sylvia A. Busis, age 94, on Wednesday, May Kern Medical Center’s longtime lead patholo-
To answer a Senior to Senior ad, 15, 2019. Wife of 71 years of Sidney (z”l). gist, Dr. Sheldon Freedman, has died. The
address your reply to: Quickbooks Experience Mother of Neil, Richard (Judy Beck), James renowned physician- a researcher, university
JE Box ( ) 610-715-3637 (Maureen Kelly) and William (Leslie Hall). professor and gubernatorial oversight agency
Classified Dept. Grandmother of David (Catherine Blauvelt), appointee – was 84. By the time he moved
2100 Arch Street 4th Floor JEFFREY HORROW Anne (z”l), Hillary (Michael Palmieri), Sarah his family to Bakersfield, California in 1979,
Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Matthew Cohen), Deborah (Mathew Levine), Freedman was already a highly regarded
Personalized Tax Preparation Samuel, Ethan, Hannah, Abigail, Adam, pathologist who had studied everything from
DEADLINE - and Accounting For Individuals Daniel and Molly. Great-grandfather of Ar- Alzheimer’s to dwarfism, cancer to gonor-
thur, Joshua, Noah and Diana. Sister of rhea, and had many Abstracts, Presentations
TO PLACE YOUR SENIOR TO SENIOR AD and Businesses. Dorothy Grinberg (z”l) and Miriam Hersh- & Papers on his curriculum vitae. He moved
Friday by 10 am for the following Thursday’s issue man. Sylvia’s eventful life spanned almost a to Kern County to become chairman of the
610-828-7060 century. Born and raised in Pittsburgh’s East Department of Pathology and Director of
Call 215-832-0749 End, she mostly grew up in the Depression Laboratories. For much of that time he was and during World War II. She graduated from also director of the Medical Technology De-
32 MAY 23, 2019 [email protected] the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in partment at California State University
English and then earned a master’s degree in Bakersfield and was Adjuct Professor of
MEDICAL & social work. Sylvia and Sidney met while at Pathology at UCLA. He was trained at Mt.
HEALTHCARE Pitt and were married in 1947. She worked as Sinai Hospital & Medical School in New York
DIRECTORY a medical social worker at Montefiore Hospit- City. Gov. George Deukmejian appointed him
al and for one year at the University of to the state’s Medical Quality Review Board in
NURSING/HEALTH AIDES Pennsylvania until she started a family in 1984. Freedman, born in Philadelphia on Au-
1951. While raising four rambunctious boys gust 6, 1934, was schooled at Penn State
Compassionate Caregivers 365 Sylvia simultaneously pursued a volunteer University and the UC Irvine College of Medi-
Companions-Housekeepers- career as a lay leader in many Jewish com- cine. He is survived by wife Beth Stein Freed-
munal organizations. Among these, she man, whom he married in 1960, and four
Nurses-Hourly/Live-in served as the President of the Hillel Jewish children: Daughters Hope and Mona and
Call Marsha: 610-848-8847 University Center and the chair of the Uni- sons Bryan and Michael and 7 grandchildren.
versity of Pittsburgh Israel Heritage Room The Funeral was held at Mount Sinai Mortu-
GERIATRICS Committee. She was also particularly active ary on April 17th at 5950 Forest Lawn Drive,
in leadership roles at the Jewish Federation Los Angeles California.
HUMAN TOUCH of Greater Pittsburgh and Rodef Shalom Con-
HOME CARE gregation. She led the tours at Rodef Sha- GETSON
lom and also served as a docent at the Uni-
CAREGIVERS WANTED! versity of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning Arnold Getson, on May 12, 2019. Husband
Nationality Classrooms. Over the course of of Myra (nee Feinstein). Father of Marc (Gid-
Immediate Opportunities at $12/hr. her volunteer career she garnered numerous get) Getson, Abbe (Doug) Kohn and Ellen
Human Touch Home Care is looking honors. For seven decades Sylvia and Sidney (Noah) Jenkin. Grandfather of Matthew, Har-
for honest, dedicated and reliable were true partners in all of their community ley, Max, Josh and Juliette. Contributions in
work. Together they frequently traveled the his memory may be made to a charity of the
individuals to join our registry of world with the Jewish Federation and the donor’s choice.
caregivers. We are a PA-licensed American Jewish Joint Distribution Commit-
non-medical home care company tee to visit and assist Jewish communities in GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S
serving Montgo. & Phila. counties & need. Those who worked with her will re- RAPHAEL-SACKS
surrounding areas. All shifts available. member her warmth, generosity and intelli-
Must pass criminal background gence. Many female lay leaders in A Community
checks & health screenings. CNA Pittsburgh’s Jewish community considered Remembers
certification, car & experience helpful. her to be their mentor and role model as they
If you would like meaningful work as a began their involvement. Above all else, Monthly archives of
caregiver, please call 215-233-0676 Sylvia was a devoted family matriarch, who Jewish Exponent Death Notices
deeply loved her husband, four sons and
during business hours their wives, and then grandchildren and are available online. great-grandchildren, as well as her parents,
uncles, aunts, sisters, brothers-in-law, sister-
in-law, nephews, nieces and cousins. She
was the bedrock of her family, always loving, Honor the memory
supportive and helpful. All will cherish her of your loved one...
memory. Services were held at Rodef Sha-
lom Temple, Pittsburgh. Interment West View Call 215.832.0749 to
Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation, place your memorial.
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Rabbi Jonas Goldberg, of Swampscott, Carl D. Herman, MD, May-12-1931 to April- Honor the memory
entered into rest on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 28-2019. Beloved father, grandfather, best of your loved one …
at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Rachelle friend, supporter of the arts, author, pianist &
“Chelly” (Gilgore) Goldberg. Devoted father dedicated psychiatrist, passed away on April CALL 215-832-07490
of David Goldberg and wife Robyn of Marble- 28, 2019. He was a gentle, brilliant, soft- TO PLACE YOUR YAHRTZEIT AD.
head; Don Goldberg of Salem; Uri Goldberg spoken intellect who was a sought-after
and wife Mimi of Henderson, NV and the late listener, mentor and compassionate friend. [email protected]
Avram Goldberg. Grandfather of Sonny Gold- He practiced at Moss Rehabilitation Hospital
berg. The loving brother of Frances Bron- for 63 years. He cared for his beloved wife
stein and husband Rabbi Shalom Bronstein and others before caring for himself. Carl de-
of Jerusalem, Israel. Treasured uncle to his lighted in watching classic films and particip-
nieces and nephews. Dear son of the late ating in Jewish music programs. He is sur-
Jacob and Sarah (Levitsky) Goldberg. Rabbi vived by daughters Sheri Herman-Karr and
Goldberg devoted himself to the North Shore Lisa Abramowitz, their spouses Gary and Eric
Jewish Community for nearly thirty years. He and grandchildren Adam, Matthew, Bret and
is Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Sinai in Marble- Callie. He left an unforgettable legacy of kind-
head and served as Chaplain for the Marble- ness and love.
head Police Department. Rabbi Goldberg de-
voted his time to the patients of the North MANGEL
Shore Medical Center and served as Jewish
Chaplain. He was also dedicated to Care Di- Benjamin Wolf Mangel, on May 12, 2019.
mensions, offering spiritual comfort and Husband of the late Deborah (nee Flancer).
guidance during end of life care. Prior to Father of Robert Mangel (Mimi Bartell) and
coming to the North Shore, Rabbi Goldberg Jill Mangel Weisfeld (Bruce). Brother of Ron-
led congregations in Norwalk, CT, Detroit, MI, ald (Sheila) Mangel. Grandfather of Emily,
and Cinnaminson, NJ. He served as a Chap- Danielle, Lulu and Noah-Lev. Contributions in
lain in the United States Army during the Vi- his memory may be made to the American
etnam War. Prior to his ordination, he was Heart Association, or to the Alzheimer’s As-
the Assistant Program Director of Ramah in sociation.
the Poconos. Rabbi Goldberg devoted his
heart and his life to the Jewish Community. GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy RAPHAEL-SACKS
may be made in his memory to Temple Sinai,
1 Community Road, Marblehead, MA 01945; NERENBERG
Chelsea Jewish Lifecare via www. or Care Di- Paul J. Nerenberg, 81, passed away May 16,
mensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, 2019 in Boca Raton, FL. Born in Philadelphia,
Danvers, MA 01923. For more information or PA, he is an alumnus of West Phila High and
to register in the online guestbook, please graduated from the Charles Morris Price
visit School of Advertising. He published the Tri-
County News before moving to South Florida,
GOODMAN where he resided for the past 41 years. While
there he became a rabbi and served as the
Robert Goodman passed away peacefully in spiritual leader of Temple Bnai Or and was a
his home, surrounded by family, on May 10, chaplain at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s
2019 in Jupiter, FL at the age of 97. He was a office. He is survived by his sisters Elaine
beloved husband of the late Carol (nee Her- Shapiro (Joshua) and Barbara Leven (Bruce),
mann); devoted father of Ann Dee Rome sons Eric and Seth, and grandsons Travis
(Joel), Jon Goodman (Hillary) and the late and Shane.
Robin Smith; cherished grandfather of Jen-
nifer Bellis, Carly Bellis Salom, Marc Good- JOSEPH LEVINE and SONS
man, and Michelle Stanford, and of 5 great-
grandchildren. Robert's kindness, generosity, RABINOWITZ
and wisdom touched all that knew him and
will not be forgotten. Services and interment Selma Rabinowitz on May 12, 2019 at the
are private. age of 95. Sister of Philip (the late Adrienne)
Rabinowitz. Aunt of Joy (Charlie) Doneson
JOSEPH LEVINE and SONS and Barbara (Michael) Markowitz; Great Aunt
of Michael Doneson, Robyn (Cody) Markow-
itz-Lawler, Stephen (Dani) Doneson, Melissa
(Mike) Maten and Lori Doneson; Great-Great
Aunt of Tiba and Ellis.




NEWSMAKERS Or Zarua, a spiritual Jewish community on the Philadelphia Main Line, offered an interfaith
Yom Hashoah evening on May 2 at the Old Haverford Friends Meeting House. A 92-year-old
Sherrie Savett was honored at the Jewish Learning Venture’s German Holocaust survivor, Irma Pretsfelder, mother of Or Zarua Rabbi Shelly Barnathan,
ninth Annual Celebration, held at Har Zion Temple. spoke to an audience of 70, recounting her experiences as a young girl in Nazi Germany.

Or Zarua community members
listen to Irma Prestfelder.

Photo by Michele Stulman

From left: Molly Hicks,
Irma Pretsfelder, Rabbi Shelly
Barnathan, Debby Swirsky-
Sacchetti and Michael Grossman

Photo by Laurie Goldstein

From left: Nathan Relles, Mary Relles, Sherrie Savett, Rabbi Philip

Warmflash, Joy Bernstein and Jonathan Broder Photo by Patrick Snook

RSVP Philadelphia presented the 2019 Community Leadership
Award to Sue Daugherty, CEO of the Metropolitan Area
Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA), at the RSVP
Philadelphia Annual Volunteer Luncheon held at Philmont
Country Club. Also recognized were 900 active volunteers who
dedicated 95,000 hours of service to nonprofit agencies.

From left: Andre Krug, Martina White, Sue Daugherty, Rhoda Stein, May 4 was Comcast Cares Day, when volunteers
across the country took part in service projects in
John Eskate and Sue Aistrop Photos by Louis Cipolini conjunction with local partners. In Philadelphia,
volunteers joined Jewish Family and Children’s
Service to work with Our Closet, which provides
clothing to vulnerable individuals and their families
throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.

Volunteers pack bags for Our Closet.
Volunteers on Comcast Cares Day Courtesy of Comcast

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As part of its spring Lifelong Learning mini-series for active adults, KleinLife in CEO Ivy Barsky and Director of Development Cobi Weissbach provided a
Northeast Philadelphia presented a complimentary Jump for Joy performance tour of the National Museum of American Jewish History to Ambassador Ron
featuring the artists from Night & Day Enterprises. The concert was a tribute to the Dermer and his wife, Rhoda.
late Irene Reiter, a longtime Lifelong Learning instructor.

From left: Cobi Weissbach, Ivy Barsky, Ron Dermer, Rhoda Dermer and Philip Darivoff
Courtesy of NMAJH

Students at Perelman Jewish Day School Forman Center celebrated Yom

From left: Tom Lawton, David Brodie, Jessika Brust, Steve Pollack and Linda Hershman
Photo by Stephanie Hampson

“Safety, Security, Self-Defense” was the focus of a workshop presented for the
community by the Zionist Organization of America’s Greater Philadelphia Chapter
at the Kaiserman JCC. Workshop speakers discussed situational awareness,
personal self-defense, information about firearms and first aid.

PJDS students Photos courtesy of Perelman Jewish Day School

From left: Lee Bender, Yuri Zalzman, Doron Horowitz, Steve Feldman, Flo Byarms and Lisa CookNSolo’s Steve Cook (co-owner of Zahav, among others) taught Perelman Jewish
Day School students how to make hummus for Yom Ha’atzmaut.
Eckenrode Courtesy of ZOA

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