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Jewish Exponent Jan. 23, 2020

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OF NOTE Holocaust,
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Civil Rights This Week
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LOCAL IT WAS 75 YEARS AGO that the Gov. Tom Wolf with students at Yad B’Yad Photo by Robin Schatz
Red Army arrived at the largest of the
Knit Wit Revamps Nazi concentration and death camps: Gov. Tom Wolf, Joined
for New Retail Auschwitz-Birkenau. Among those lib- By Jewish Contingent,
Environment erated from Auschwitz in 1945 was a Visits Israel
Pop-ups, shared 15-year-old Polish Jew named David Tuck.
space considered. JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF beginning of his political career.
Today, the Levittown resident, like Robin Schatz, director of government
Page 5 many survivors, works to ensure some- HANK BUTLER, executive director of
thing like the Holocaust never happens the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition, had affairs for the Jewish Federation of Greater
LOCAL again. been nudging Gov. Tom Wolf to consider Philadelphia, said that she’s been “aggres-
a visit to the Jewish state prior to the sively pushing” for the governor to do the
Groundbreaking “Make sure they never forget. If we for- same, though he might characterize it as
Set for Buxco get, then it’s going to happen to us again,
Mikvah and who’s going to be next?” Tuck said. “I
Facility several talk to the students a lot, and I tell them
years in the making. one thing: Don’t live with hate. If you live
with hate, you have no life — you never
Page 6 forget. If I have to look at my number in
my arm and dwell on it, I have no life.”
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Civil Rights Tour Emotional, Inspiring

N AT I O N A L Several dozen attendees would, and the only way I Mission participants pose for a
MATT SILVER | JE STAFF toured the museums and grap- could tell my family about all picture on Edmund Pettus Bridge,
pled with the gravity of the the things I experienced and site of the Bloody Sunday attacks,
A WEEK BEFORE Dr. Martin memorials, including the newest witnessed was by looking back in Selma, Alabama.
Luther King Jr.’s birthday, an one in Montgomery, officially at the pictures. Otherwise, it
activist-minded group from called the National Memorial was just a slew of emotions.” Arlene Fickler and Bishop
Philadelphia’s Jewish commu- for Peace and Justice but collo- Calvin Woods at the Birmingham
nity headed to the American quially known as the Lynching The outfit that organized Civil Rights Institute
South to visit several of the sites Memorial — by some accounts the emotionally eviscerating
where King most famously put the most moving of them all. whirlwind was Etgar 36, a Photos courtesy of Arlene Fickler
his brand of civil disobedience tour company out of Atlanta
into practice. They heard from and spoke founded by Billy Planer. He come to be known infamously
with civil rights heroes who’ve started Etgar with the twin as “Bloody Sunday.”
This year’s civil rights mis- lived to tell the stories of what it goals of teaching the history of
sion, sponsored by the Jewish was like when the police turned political activism while devel- And with people like Bishop
Community Relations Council of the dogs and the fire hoses oping Jewish identity after Calvin Woods of Birmingham,
the Jewish Federation of Greater on them. And they met with, years leading Atlanta-area the 86-year-old preacher who
Philadelphia, in partnership spoke with and dined with Jewish youth groups. not only marched with King
with the local chapters of the members of the local Jewish in Washington, D.C., but
American Jewish Committee, the communities in Montgomery While Planer is quick to recounted seeing him a day
Anti-Defamation League and the and Birmingham. point out that Jewish values before he was assassinated.
Kaiserman JCC, comprised three and principles are far from the
full days beginning in Atlanta “We packed what seemed only set of beliefs that lend “As Jews, we are so mind-
before busing west to visit the like two weeks into two-and-a- themselves to activism, he does ful of our obligation to hear
Alabama cities of Montgomery, half days,” said Ed Blumenthal, tell groups that the significance the stories of Holocaust sur-
Selma and Birmingham. the board chair of ADL of Jewish participation in vivors because we realize
Philadelphia. “It was constant. American civil rights history every day there are fewer and
I took pictures, as anyone cannot be ignored. fewer of them around,” Fickler
said. “And similarly, to have
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the shootings in Pittsburgh stand the history of slavery, of was a unique opportunity.”
or San Diego, we have to be the civil rights movement and
there for other communities as what’s happening in the United Fickler noted that although
well when it’s their turn on the States today.” the trip was emotional, it was
front line,” Planer said, noting more galvanizing than any-
that of the white people who Mission-goers stood in thing else, citing the energy
came from the North to help the pews of the church in and indefatigable optimism of
in the civil rights movement in Atlanta where King, and his Woods as one illustration.
the ’60s, an inordinate propor- father before him, preached;
tion of them were Jews. they stood in the spot in “He had us up on our feet
Montgomery where Rosa Parks singing ‘We Shall Overcome.’
“Clearly, with Jews in refused to give up her seat at It was a very emotional way to
America, one of the expres- the front of the bus; and they end the trip,” Fickler said. l
sions of our religion has been visited the 16th Street Baptist
to get involved in social jus- Church in Birmingham, [email protected];
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Jewish values not necessarily
through religion but through For Arlene Fickler, the
activistic values.” most affecting activities were
opportunities to listen to and
Arlene Fickler, the chair of then converse with people
JCRC, echoed these sentiments. like Joanne Bland, who was
11 when she was beaten by
“As we Jews feel that it’s police during the 1965 march
important for other com- for voting rights across Selma’s
munities to understand our Edmund Pettus Bridge that’s
history, particularly the Shoah,
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Knit Wit Closes Store, Eyes Pop-Up Future

LOCAL Ann Gitter, owner of Knit Wit for Rittenhouse Square. Discreet New York, it’s been going on company or anything of a com-
MATT SILVER | JE STAFF over 50 years signage provided the cool, and for years; we’re just kind of get- parable aesthetic for the same
years of accrued social capital ting in the game here.” kind of customer,” Gitter said.
ANN GITTER, owner of Courtesy Ann Gitter generated the curiosity. Foot A er 50 years in retail,
the upscale women’s clothing tra c was promising, Gitter Gitter still aims to be ahead “And believe me,” Gitter con-
boutique Knit Wit, closed her boutiques lled with inventory said. Her most recent iteration of the curve, which is why tinued, “the rents are high. e
location on Lancaster Avenue in and set up for a limited run ran from Dec. 5 through year’s she’s been thinking a lot about rents are way too high. But shared
Bryn Mawr at the end of 2019. — usually a month. It’s hard end, and she’s already planning shared spaces. e sharing space is a way to deal with it.”
work, she said, in many ways her next one for mid-March, economy has transformed the
And though this leaves the harder than maintaining a per- when shoppers start thinking way business is done across When it comes to fashion
local fashion icon without a manent location, and hardly and the business of it, Gitter is
permanent brick-and-mortar the type of thing someone who Every couple months, I’ll pop up. ... a pragmatist more interested in
location in Philadelphia or its intends to slow down or scale It’s a way to stay relevant; it’s a way to stay looking forward than back.
immediate suburbs for the rst back would undertake. current. And it creates a buzz.”
time in more than 50 years, “I really don’t get nostal-
Gitter, 72, is shout-it-from-the- “Honestly, (a pop-up) is ANN GITTER gic. I’ve been in this business
roo ops loud and clear that more work,” Gitter said. “With 50 years, and I love all 50 of
this isn’t the end. a traditional store, the store’s about spring collections. industries, and Gitter believes them for di erent reasons,”
set up and I just bring some “Every couple months, I’ll it’s only a matter of time before Gitter said. “But part of the
Quite the opposite. new merchandise every cou- the trend becomes the norm for reason I’ve stayed in this
Gitter, who is Jewish, believes ple days, and we put it out. pop up. And I want to do the retail fashion in Philadelphia. business for so long is it’s a
her strategy of evolving and Here, I have to bring in hun- same thing in Bryn Mawr,” young, changing, fast-moving
adapting, of which closing the dreds of thousands of dollars Gitter said. “It’s a way to stay “I would love to nd a business. Every three months,
Bryn Mawr store was “sadly” a of merchandise and set it up relevant; it’s a way to stay cur- bigger space to share with a everything changes. at’s my
part, is what will keep Knit Wit and display it and then take it rent. And it creates a buzz. In great ower shop or jewelry mindset, and I like that.” ●
viable in local and regional retail down and move all of it out —
into and through the 2020s. it’s like moving in and out of [email protected];
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nity,” said Gitter, who’s been months a year to accommodate
retailing down the shore for 35 my customers. People don’t shop
years. “ ere’s new merchan- every week; they shop every
dise every single week of the season and refresh their clos-
year, even in January.” ets. Sometimes people shop for
And while Margate may a special occasion or something,
be thought of as where Jewish but most of my customers come
retirees spend the balance of in the beginning of every season
their year a er the requisite six- and add to their wardrobe. So if
months-and-a-day in Florida, I’m open four or ve months a
Gitter isn’t in retirement mode. year, I can accommodate them.”
Margate’s just one part, albeit an
important one, of Gitter’s plan So far, all ve of Gitter’s pop-
for Knit Wit moving forward. ups have occupied a Center City
While she acknowledges storefront on 18th Street, near
that changing shopping habits
(read: online) and rising rents
played a role in the decision to
close Bryn Mawr, Gitter cites
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with something fresh and new
and decidedly contemporary,
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Knit Wit pop-ups — temporary

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Newtown Mikvah to Break Ground

LOCAL Rabbi Weinstein said the community has stepped up A rendering of the inside of the Newtown mikvah, which will have its
ERIC SCHUCHT | JE STAFF Lubavitch originally intended and almost all of our funding
to install a mikvah in the has been local, and we’re proud groundbreaking ceremony on Feb. 9. Courtesy of Rabbi Aryeh Weinstein
HEDY HOFFMAN felt she Glazier center, but scrapped of that because it’s a statement
didn’t get the opportunity to the project after encountering from our community of where Done Joyfully, which is our to reach out to their uncle to
properly mourn her mother some difficulties. their values are at and how motto. This is a major step sponsor their immigration, but
when she died in 2008. they understand the impor- forward.” didn’t know his address except
About five years ago, when tance of it.” for the name of his town: Easton.
But out of the blue, her an elderly neighbor offered to Mermelstein, who the mik- So they simply addressed
husband, Neil, presented her sell her property, more than The Newtown mikvah will vah honors, was a Holocaust their letter to “Easton, United
with a gift — a $360,000 pledge 50 community members raised be a new 2,000-square-foot survivor. States” and it bounced around
ensuring that Bucks County’s about $130,000 to make a building. Weinstein said it will between every city with that
newest mikvah would be down payment. Fundraising cost more than $1 million, and Hoffman said her mother name until arriving in Easton,
named in her mother’s honor. efforts have brought in hun- that Lubavitch is still raising was born in 1920 and grew Pennsylvania. A mailman hap-
dreds of thousands of dollars money for it. up in a Hungarian-speaking pened to know their uncle and
“It was so shocking to for the mikvah fund ever since. village in Czechoslovakia. delivered the letter.
me that he would do this,” Mikvah USA also awarded a The project’s focal point is Mermelstein’s family was
Hoffman said. “Absolute shock. large grant toward the project. the women’s mikvah, which sent to Auschwitz, where The uncle then sponsored
I could not believe that this was will have three preparation her mother and two younger their immigration. After arriving
happening.” Weinstein said it has been a rooms. Weinstein estimated brothers were killed on arrival. in 1948, Mermelstein eventually
long process to get a variance that 50 to 100 women will use it Her father would later die in settled in Philadelphia, where
The Adele Mermelstein with the Newtown borough each month, with that number the camp, but she and her she met her husband, a fellow
Community Mikvah has been and design approval with the expected to increase over time. two sisters survived. After six survivor. The couple had four
in the works for years and is area’s historic board, but every- There will be a separate men’s weeks, the three were sent to a children together.
set to break ground at 11 a.m. thing is coming together now. mikvah and a Tevilas Keilim labor camp to dig trenches for
on Feb. 9. The mikvah will mikvah for utensils. a year. At the time of libera- At the groundbreaking,
be located a block away from “We always had a vision of tion, Mermelstein was severely Hoffman hopes to have all of
Lubavitch of Bucks County’s making a mikvah in our com- Weinstein said the hope is ill and hospitalized for four her siblings in attendance. And
Glazier Jewish Center in munity, and now we are excited to have it finished in less than months. Once released, she at the future dedication, she
Newtown. that we’re about to break a year. Once completed, the returned home with her sisters. aims to have all of her mother’s
ground,” he said. “The commu- new mikvah will be the second descendants present. l
Spearheading the proj- nity is very excited about this in Bucks County — the first Seeking a new life,
ect are Rosie Weinstein, project. They understand the being the Joseph and Martha Mermelstein and one sister [email protected];
associate director of women’s spiritual significance of this Melohn Bucks County Mikvah decided to come to the United 215-832-0751
programming at Lubavitch, and how it’s going to bolster in Bensalem. States. The sisters wanted
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director at Lubavitch and rabbi Lubavitch senior rabbi and
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Three PA Camps Win Mental Health Grants

LOCAL are acknowledging that men- grant will allow Havaya retain
tal, emotional, social health the mental health professional
JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF challenges are the new fron- it does have, and dream about
tier (that) our camps need to the future — a dedicated pro-
PINEMERE CAMP, Camp address.” fessional for every age group.
Havaya and URJ Camp
Harlam, all in Pennsylvania, Becker describes Havaya, At Pinemere, Morgan
were among 32 camps to receive the summer camp of the sees the grant as a chance
a signi cant grant from the Reconstructionist movement, to “broaden and deepen the
Foundation for Jewish Camp, as committed to a progres- work that we want to do.” e
to be put toward “enhanced sive, inclusionary vision of grant will allow the camp to
sta ng and training at all lev- summer camp. hire a dedicated mental health
els to ensure proactive support professional to help campers
for the mental, emotional, and For Director-Nowack, navigate communal living for
social health (MESH) needs of applying for the Yedid Nefesh what is likely the rst time in
every community member.” grant was an obvious mani- their lives. He hopes to see
festation of the camp mission: greater resources allocated for
e Yedid Nefesh grants, to make an enjoyable camp counselors and professional
as they’re called, are funded experience accessible and to as sta , too.
by a gi from e Marcus many kids as possible.
Foundation (Yedid Nefesh “It’s hard, and we’re dealing
being a traditional Kabbalat “ e minute we heard about with real things with kids, and
Shabbat song). e grants will the grant, we knew we had to we all need people to be able to
furnish the selected camps — be part of it, because our kids talk to as well,” he said. ●
the rst of two cohorts — with needed it, our sta needed it,
the resources they need to hire and we knew we had the person [email protected];
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fessionals and coach up the funds,” she said. For now, the
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prioritized similar concerns
was staggering,” said Marissa validates the work they’ve been
Becker, senior program man- doing at Harlam.
ager of the FJC.
“We’re humbled that the work
Ask the individual appli- that Harlam has been doing in
cants, and they’ll tell you: is recent years is really being li ed
grant is a serious upgrade. up, by virtue of a grant com-
ing to the entire Jewish camping
“We’ve been waiting for community,” he said.
something like this probably
for three to ve years,” said In the near future, Selkow
Sheira Director-Nowack, camp said, the grant will allow Harlam
director of Camp Havaya. to hire an additional mental
health professional to join its
“We jumped at it right away,” Camper Care team, and fur-
said Mitch Morgan, executive ther develop the skills of those
director of Pinemere Camp. already on sta . Perhaps more
importantly, it allows them to
And so said executive direc- look into the future, and imagine
tor of URJ Camp Harlam what else might seem possible in
Aaron Selkow, who has a long three years’ time.
history of working with the
FJC: “We heard about this “What we want to see
grant before it was a grant.” happen as a result of Yedid
Nefesh,” he said, “is to feel
Harlam, Selkow said, has part of the wave of camps that
worked directly with FJC

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Eye Doc Optimistic About Gene Therapies

LOCAL In the general population, It’s the same genetic princi- Now, thanks to his association Alex Levin, chief of pediatric
MATT SILVER | JE STAFF this specific type of retinitis pig- ple that makes Ashkenazi Jews with Stone and the endowment ophthalmology and ocular genetics
mentosa, which necessitates two disproportionally vulnerable he brings to the project, Levin at Wills Eye Hospital, is optimistic
ASHKENAZI JEWS ARE people carrying the rare genetic to Tay-Sachs, Crohn’s, certain said: “We can do the same about new gene therapy treatment
particularly susceptible to a abnormality known as the forms of cystic fibrosis and treatment for $20,000.” for retinitis pigmentosa caused by
specific genetic mutation of M-AK (pronounced Mac) gene other, otherwise less common, the M-AK gene mutation, which
retinitis pigmentosa, which to produce offspring, is rare. medical conditions, Levin said. “We’re developing a bridge is disproportionately common in
Alex Levin, chief of pediat- that will allow us to increase Ashkenazi Jews.
ric ophthalmology and ocular However, Levin pointed out More than a third of all the efficiency and accuracy of
genetics at Wills Eye Hospital, that due to Ashkenazi Jews’ instances of retinitis pigmentosa diagnosis, which will accelerate Courtesy Alex Levin and
calls a “terrible, blinding eye historically constricted gene in Ashkenazi Jews are linked to the process and steps to gene Wills Eye Hospital
disorder in which you first lose pool, the M-AK gene is dis- the M-AK gene mutation. therapy,” Levin says. “And one
your night vision, then your proportionally present, so of the top-five genes on our list “For instance, if we had a
side vision, until you’re seeing two Ashkenazi Jews procreat- “Heretofore,” said Levin, is the M-AK gene. We hope to 12-year-old who has no symp-
through this tiny little tunnel. ing are much more likely to “there’s been no treatment for treat every single one of these, toms at all but he’s got the
And it’s very disabling.” produce offspring susceptible this disease.” and it’s really not that hard.” genotype (two copies of the
to the otherwise rare form of M-AK gene), it raises the pos-
degenerative eye disease. But new methods of gene One distinct goal of the sibility that we could treat him
therapy, particularly a treat- Levin-Stone collaboration is to and correct his gene before he
ment called Luxturna, get testing for the M-AK gene has a single symptom,” Levin
on the Jewish disease screen- said. “If we had massive Jewish
Heretofore, there’s been no treatment for this disease.” ing panel. M-AK is not on the genetic disease screening, we
panel yet because, presently, it’s would find these people.”
ALEX LEVIN thought to be an untreatable
disease of adult onset. Getting testing for the
SHARE your engagement, developed in part at the M-AK gene on that panel is a
wedding, birth, Bar/Bat University of Pennsylvania, “But now we have a treat- big goal for Stone and Levin;
have made headlines for, in ment,” Levin said. “If we can it’s a process that’s political
Mitzvah announcement and some cases, successfully treat- add this to the panel, not only in nature and something that
any other simcha on both ing congenital forms of retinitis will we identify carriers — who will require a lobbying effort,
jewishexponent.com and pigmentosa. need not be afraid because an effort that Levin plans to
their kids will not be blind undertake in partnership with
the weekly Jewish Exponent “They’ve had some dramatic because we’ll have treatment Adele Schneider, the former
newspaper for ... FREE. results injecting the correct for their kids — but we’ll also director of clinical genetics
copy of the gene into the eye be able to identify young peo- at Einstein Medical Center
JEWISHEXPONENT.COM/SUBMIT-MAZEL-TOV to replace the bad copy,” Levin ple who have two copies of the Philadelphia who’s now on
said. “And some people have gene (which is required for the staff at Wills Eye. A 2018
had restored vision.” disease) and haven’t had any Exponent profile of Schneider
symptoms and so don’t even recognized her as “among
The problem is that the know yet that they’re going a pioneering group of doc-
treatment costs $425,000 per blind. We’ll be able to treat tors who made screening for
eye. them before they go blind.” Jewish genetic diseases more
commonplace.”
Edwin Stone, an ocular Retinitis pigmentosa, Levin
geneticist at the University of said, is a particularly insidious “Adele and I are going to
Iowa, has worked on a different disease in all forms because work to get that panel there,”
approach, different at least as those affected are generally Levin said. l
far as the financing of the treat- asymptomatic for years. If
ment is concerned. you’re born with the two cop- [email protected];
ies of the gene, you have the 215-832-0737
Stone has raised $30 million disease from birth, but right
— all via philanthropy, Levin now the most common age of
said — over the past 10 years discovery is the 20s or 30s. By
to make these gene therapy that time, the disease has likely
treatments dramatically more already been laying the degen-
affordable, which is to say at erative groundwork for years.
least in the realm of financial
possibility for regular people. Levin believes that with the
methods of gene therapy treat-
Stone searched nationwide ment he and Stone continue to
for an ocular geneticist and refine, this relatively “silent”
eye hospital to partner with; cause of blindness can be
he chose Levin and Wills Eye. unmasked and eliminated before
it can begin to start trouble.

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Survivor Rabbi Israel Axelrod Dies at 89

OBITUARY Wieder said the entire family it was snowing so badly, that Rabbi Israel Axelrod Courtesy of Malka Wieder
ERIC SCHUCHT | JE STAFF except for her father was gassed nobody could come greet him,”
upon arrival. At the camp, Wieder said. ”He asked direc-
MALKA WIEDER described Axelrod led work details that tions of, I guess whomever, and
her father, Holocaust survivor included cleaning up the Warsaw he showed up at his uncle’s
Rabbi Israel Axelrod, as a man Ghetto. As the war neared its house on his own. He was very
who believed all Jewish people end, Axelrod was forced into proud of that — that he could
were beyond precious, whether a death march. Eventually, he fend for himself.”
they were Orthodox, Reform escaped and was found by sol-
or anything in between. diers from the United States. A few days later, Axelrod set
out to study at Yeshiva Torah
On Dec. 28, the former prin- Once liberated, Axelrod Vodaath. Wieder said the
cipal and dean of Morris and found himself in a displaced school told her father that his
Rose Caskey Torah Academy persons camp. From there, he education was lacking, and he
died in Monsey, New York. planned on traveling to Israel wasn’t on the same level as the
He was 89. to live with his grandfather. other students.
But his grandfather encouraged
Axelrod was born in 1930 him to go to the U.S. instead. “They suggested, because my
in Munkács, Czechoslovakia, There he had an uncle who was father was an orphan, that my
which today is known as a rabbi in East New York. father should go out to work.
Mukachevo, Ukraine. In 1944, And my father told them that he
the Nazis invaded and occu- Axelrod arrived in New York did not survive the war to go to
pied Munkács. Within three City on Dec. 25, 1947 — the start work. He wanted to learn Torah
months, the Jewish population of what history would name The and become a rabbi,” Wieder
was rounded up and sent to Great Blizzard of 1947. About 25 said. “And he did.”
Auschwitz-Birkenau, accord- inches of snow fell within two
ing to yadvashem.org. days, according to Time. Axelrod earned a bachelor’s

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Jewish Book Award Winners Have Local Ties

LOCAL Fiction. Still, the win came as “America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial “Naamah,” by Sarah Blake
JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF a shock. Times to Today,” by Pamela S. Nadell Courtesy of Riverheard Books

THE JEWISH BOOK Council “ ey had reached out on Courtesy of W. W. Norton & Co.
announced the winners of the Instagram, saying they had a
National Jewish Book Awards question for me. When they Patrick Clendenen Chair in remains one of her most A Memoir of Genealogy,
on Jan. 15, selected by more called, I was waiting for that Women’s and Gender History treasured achievements. And Paternity, and Love”; and
than 100 judges from vari- question so earnestly that at American University and is decades earlier, for her book András Koerner, who won
ous walks of Jewish life. e when they told me I’d won director of its Jewish Studies on the history of Conservative the inaugural Jane and Stuart
awards, which are in their 69th the award, I couldn’t even Program. Her book, “America’s Judaism, she conducted Weitzman Family Award for
year, will be given out at a quite process it,” Blake said. Jewish Women: A History from archival research into the Food Writing and Cookbooks
ceremony in March. “I remember hardly being Colonial Times to Today,” won Jewish Exponent. for “Jewish Cuisine in Hungary:
able to speak and I probably the Jewish Book of the Year, A Cultural History with 83
Awardees included Deb- repeated a few half sentences as presented by the Everett Fam- “But that was a long time Authentic Recipes.”
orah Lipstadt, who won the I stumbled into understanding. ily Foundation. ago,” she laughed. “We’re going
Jewish Education and Identity At one point, I de nitely said, back, like, 35 years.” Other winners were David
Award in Memory of Dorothy ‘I’m so verklempt,’ and then “I am overwhelmed and E. Lowe, who won the Biogra-
Kripke for her book “Anti- laughed about how appropriate amazingly excited and grati- e list of winners also phy Award in Memory of Sara
semitism: Here and Now”; Bari that was.” included Robert Alter, who Berenson Stone for his book
Weiss, whose book “How to ed to have been recognized won the Lifetime Achievement “Touched with Fire: Morris B.
Fight Anti-Semitism” won the Blake’s novel revisits the with this tremendous honor,” Award for his English transla- Abram and the Battle against
National Jewish Book Award story of Noah’s ark to tell the she said. “For almost my entire tion of the Bible, written over Racial and Religious Dis-
for Contemporary Jewish story of his wife, Naamah. career, I’ve thought about writ- decades; Kenneth D. Wald, crimination”; Michael Dobbs,
Life and Practice in Memory ing it, and to see it win that who won the American Jewish whose book “ e Unwanted:
of Myra H. Kra ; and Etgar e writer grew up in South kind of recognition — it’s what Studies Award for “ e Foun- America, Auschwitz, and a
Keret, whose story collec- Jersey. Her great-grandparents everybody dreams of, right?” dations of American Jewish Village Caught In Between”
tion “Fly Already” won the JJ immigrated to Philadelphia Liberalism”; Alice Ho man, won Holocaust Award in
Greenberg Memorial Award and raised 11 children, one Nadell, though not an area whose book “ e World at Memory of Ernest W. Michel;
Michael for Fiction. of whom was Blake’s grand- native, was one of a small We Knew” was the recipient of and Rachel DeWoskin, who
father. Blake spent countless group of historians that cre- the Miller Family Book Club won the Young Adult Award
Two writers with local con- days in the city, visiting the ated the core exhibition of the Award in Memory of Helen for her book “Someday We
nections won awards as well. Philadelphia Museum of Art National Museum of American Dunn Weinstein and June Will Fly.” ●
and enjoying family dinners. Jewish History. She spent a Keit Miller; Dani Shapiro, who
Sarah Blake’s novel When she had her son, she decade going back and forth won the Krauss Family Auto- [email protected];
“Naamah,” praised by just moved to the Main Line for between Washington, D.C., biography & Memoir Award 215-832-0740
about everywhere there’s lit- seven years. and Philadelphia, and the for her memoir, “Inheritance:
erary praise to be had, won work she did for the museum
the Goldberg Prize for Debut “I live in the U.K. now, and I
miss it terribly,” she said.

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NEWSBRIEFS

Several Jews Up for Oscars, Jewish populations, JTA reported. will “as it was in the times of the Old Testament.”
Adam Sandler Snubbed Those neighborhoods are Williamsburg, Crown The county’s Republican Party voted Jan. 13 to
SCARLETT JOHANSSON received two major
Oscar nominations and several other Jews are up for Heights and Borough Park. Thirty cameras will be oust her, although numerous party members showed
awards, but Adam Sandler’s “Uncut Gems,” which installed by March, with the remainder installed up to support her.
is considered one of the more mainstream Jewish after receiving input from community representatives
movies in years, was shut out, JTA reported. about where to locate them. Jordan has since apologized for the comments, but
said Jan. 13 that she wasn’t anti-Semitic and that her
Johansson is up for best actress in “Marriage “An attack on the Jewish community is an attack words had been “changed.”
Story,” as well as best supporting actress in “Jojo on all New Yorkers,” de Blasio said in a state- Anti-Semitic Incidents Drop in Ukraine
Rabbit,” in which she plays a German mother hiding ment. “These new security cameras will increase the While anti-Semitic incidents are increasing world-
a Jewish girl. NYPD’s visibility into these neighborhoods, and help wide, the United Jewish Community of Ukraine said
our officers on the ground keep New Yorkers safe.” reported incidents in that country dropped 27% in
Taika Waititi, who is a Maori Jew from New 2019 compared to a year earlier, JTA said.
Zealand, is a nominee for best adapted screenplay for Numerous anti-Semitic incidents have occurred in
“Jojo Rabbit.” the three neighborhoods in recent weeks, including The organization reported Jan. 13 that it docu-
verbal assaults and physical attacks. mented 66 anti-Semitic incidents in 2019; there were
Joaquin Phoenix was nominated for best actor for 90 in 2018.
“Joker.” Delaware GOP Leader Ousted for
Facebook Posts Considered Anti-Semitic The election of Jewish actor Volodymyr Zelensky
Sam Mendes is up for best director for the World Sussex County Delaware Republic Party Vice Chair as president was credited for some of the decline.
War I film “1917.” Nelly Jordan was fired after she made comments
on Facebook in December that blamed Jews for But Ukraine has what is described as a divided
Noam Baumbach was nominated for the best President Donald Trump’s impeachment, JTA Jewish community and some groups, including
original screenplay for “Marriage Story,” which is reported. the Vaad Association of Jewish Organizations and
partially based on his divorce from Jewish actress Communities, disputed the numbers, while others,
Jennifer Jason Leigh. “These jews (sic) have been enrolled to come and including the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, deemed
testify, to come and interrogate and to be involved in it accurate.
NYC to Install Security Cameras in anything that the Democrats enlist them to do to try
Orthodox Brooklyn Neighborhoods to look credible to the people of this country,” the post The report said there was one physical assault,
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Jan. said, Delaware State News reported. while other cases included threats and anti-Semitic
10 that 100 new security cameras will be installed in vandalism at Holocaust monuments and Jewish
Brooklyn neighborhoods with large haredi Orthodox She also said Jews were going against the Lord’s cemeteries. l

ISRAELBRIEFS

Israel Has its First Formula One Racer The Central District Court in Lod ordered Refaeli Police said the man kept them from their families,
ROY NISSANY WAS NAMED a test driver for the in April to pay about $2.25 million in back taxes, a controlled their lives and punished them. Women
United Kingdom-based Williams Group, becoming decision she appealed to the Supreme Court. who worked transferred their pay directly to the man.
the first Israeli to break into Formula One racing,
JTA reported. Refaeli has claimed that in 2009 and 2010 that her Some of the women and minors may have been
main residence was in the United States — sharing a sexually exploited, reports said.
Nissany, 25, has raced since he was 14. He will test house with then-boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio — so
cars before Grand Prix events and be on standby to she owed less in taxes to Israel. The Times of Israel said the man, who considers
drive in races. He previously was a Formula V8 3.5 himself a rabbi, faced similar charges in 2015, but was
racer, recording 13 podium finishes and seven pole Tzipi Refaeli is suspected of not reporting nearly released after women testified on his behalf.
position starts. $1 million in commissions received as her daughter’s
agent and by depositing money in foreign bank Red Cross Poll: Israeli Millennials Least
“Today I achieved the goal which I set for myself accounts on behalf of her daughter. Opposed to Torture
many years ago, to become a Formula One driver.” Less than one in four Israeli millennials believe that
Nissany said. “This is a very exciting moment, not Bar Refaeli, who gave birth Jan. 14 to her third torture of enemy combatants is never permissible —
only for me, but also for everyone who has been child, would still face community service. Her hus- well below levels recorded in 15 other countries the
with me along the way over the years. Formula One band is Israeli businessman Adi Ezra. Red Cross surveyed, The Times of Israel reported.
reaches a huge audience of fans, and I am so pleased Alleged Cult Leader Arrested
that they will now get to know Israel through the A Jerusalem man accused of housing dozens of While just 23% of Israelis agreed, 55% of all
motor racing track.” women in slave-like conditions was arrested Jan. 13, respondents contended that torture was never
JTA reported. acceptable. In Syria and Columbia, 71% opposed it.
Supermodel Bar Refaeli to Avoid Prison,
But Her Agent Mother Won’t Aside from the unidentified man, who is said to be The Red Cross interviewed 16,000 people between
Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli would avoid prison in his 60s, police arrested eight women who allegedly the ages of 20 and 35 for the survey, which included
under a plea bargain proposal for suspected tax eva- helped the man run what is described as a cult. both war-torn countries and largely peaceful ones.
sion and perjury, but her mother faces 18 months
behind bars, JTA reported. The group — about 50 women, some with In addition, 53% of Israelis believe the Geneva
children — lived in a building identified as a wom- Conventions that protect prisoners of war and civil-
an’s seminary inside Jerusalem’s Bukharim Quarter. ians in wartime are ineffective. The only other country
with a majority in agreement was Syria at 56%. l

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throughout the world have fermate / iStock / Getty Images Plus
scheduled events in con-
junction with the day. This Genocide Studies Monika Rice cocktail reception is planned Fighting Antisemitism,” the IRemember Wall on its platform
year’s theme is “75 years and Director of the Holocaust for 6 p.m. at the museum on event is organized by the for the first time. IRemember
after Auschwitz — Holocaust Oral History Archive Josey Jan. 27. Participants can watch World Holocaust Forum Wall is an online commemora-
Education and Remembrance Fisher. prerecorded portions of the Foundation in cooperation tive project in six languages that
for Global Justice.” remembrance event held at the with Yad Vashem, Israel’s links participants to the name
The Jewish Federation Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial official Holocaust memo- of a random survivor in Yad
In Greater Philadelphia, of Greater Philadelphia will in Poland, visit with local rial. The guest list includes Vashem’s database. People will
several synagogues and orga- host its own commemora- survivors and listen to perfor- Argentine President Alberto have the option to share the per-
nizations will hold events to tion in partnership with the mances by musicians from the Fernández, French President son they’ve been paired with on
commemorate the occasion. Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Emmanuel Macron, German Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
Foundation and the National Arts Competition. President Frank-Walter
At 7 p.m. on Jan. 23, the Liberty Museum. A VIP Steinmeier, Italian President The United States hosts its
Men’s Club of Congregations The museum will also take Sergio Mattarella and Russian own Holocaust commemora-
of Shaare Shamayim will host guests on tours of the Forbidden President Vladimir Putin, as tion in the spring. Since 1979,
guest speaker Chuck Feldman, Art exhibition at the museum. well as the kings of Spain, the Days of Remembrance has
president of the Holocaust The traveling exhibition is on Belgium and The Netherlands, run the eight days before Yom
Awareness Museum and loan from Auschwitz-Birkenau the Prince of Wales and the Hashoah. That date was chosen
Education Center. The next State Museum in Poland and Grand Duke of Luxembourg. as it corresponds to when U.S.
day, a Shabbat service will be features 20 photographic repro- forces liberated the Dachau
held at Reform Congregation ductions of original art created From the U.S., House concentration camp along with
Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park by prisoners at Auschwitz Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice several smaller sites. This year,
at 8 p.m. Guests will include between 1940 and 1945. The President Mike Pence will be in the commemoration will start
Holocaust survivor Ernie Gross photographs are framed inside attendance. on April 21.
and Don Greenbaum, who wooden display panels, which
helped liberate him. are said to be reminiscent of the On Jan. 27, Israel has a tra- However people choose
camp’s barracks. Each photo is dition of blasting air raid sirens to commemorate the day, it’s
In addition, Gratz College accompanied by text providing throughout the country for safe to say that Tuck will use
will host an interactive program historical context. two minutes starting at 10 a.m. it, along with any other day,
to help college students bet- People, including motorists, to speak of the horrors of the
ter understand the Holocaust. As for the U.N. commem- are expected to stop and stand Holocaust.
The free symposium will be at oration, Israeli President in silent reflection of those who
noon on Jan. 26 and include a Reuven Rivlin will host 47 were lost in the Holocaust. “I’m up in years. I do the
film screening of “Why Are We world leaders for the Fifth best I can. And I’m booked to
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But Butler said that what also an opportunity to reflect Butler said, was to impart to the 2,000 students are enrolled. It
on our existing connections and governor the depth of the con- was during that part of the day, I
really pushed the governor to identify potential new ventures nection between Pennsylvania Schatz said, that the governor
finally plan his trip to Israel and partnerships that will ben- and Israel, on both cultural and his wife’s “down to earth” Screening for other
was the persistent suggestions efit Israelis and Pennsylvanians and economic levels. natures were on display. Jewish Genetic Diseases
from his Jewish friends and alike.”
acquaintances. “I truly believe the governor “He’s so easy, he’s just so also available.
Butler and the various obtained our objective,” Butler much fun. His wife is delight-
“It was really all the Federations of Pennsylvania said. ful,” she said. This message is sponsored by a friend of
Federations and, quite frankly, were made aware that Wolf
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Wolf became the first sit- were convened to figure out spent the morning at Yad everyone came together for technological, environmental
ting governor of Pennsylvania what was most important for Vashem before heading to a Digital Health Summit at and humanitarian cooperation.
since Tom Ridge to visit Israel, the governor, Frances and his Mount Herzl, where the group Sheba Medical Center, the larg- In the aftermath of Pittsburgh’s
where he spent time vaca- retinue to see in the three days performed a small ceremony at est medical center in Israel and Tree of Life synagogue massa-
tioning and visiting sites of that would be allotted for such the grave of Michael Levin, a a frequent collaborator with cre, this visit reminds us that
collaboration between Israeli activities. lone soldier from Philadelphia Thomas Jefferson University such cooperation will always
and Pennsylvanian communi- who was killed during the Hospital. Representatives from overcome hatred.”
ties from Jan. 5-16. They broke it down the- Second Lebanon War in 2006. the Israel Innovation Authority
matically: Highlighting trade, also attended. That evening, a The following morning,
Wolf was joined by his wife, security and culture, the group Later, they traveled to plant reception was held in down- everyone headed for the air-
Frances; Butler; Schatz; Jeffrey decided, were the three aspects a tree at the Tree of Life memo- town Tel Aviv, attended by all port for the long journey home.
Finkelstein, president and of Israel that would provide the rial, after which Wolf spent the who had come on the trip as
CEO of the Jewish Federation fullest picture of the country day in government meetings. well as by Ambassador Dani “They saw what a vibrant
of Greater Pittsburgh; that could be represented in That evening, all reconvened Dayan, Consul General of country Israel is,” Schatz
Joshua Sayles, director of the three days. They whittled down for a meal with Pennsylvanian Israel. said, “with all of its warts
Community Relations Council the list of sites and activities to lone soldiers, as well as with — and there are warts there
of the Jewish Federation of the most essential, and worked chef Michael Solomonov’s “Gov. Wolf’s visit to Israel — but they saw the strong
Greater Pittsburgh; Naomi with Pennsylvania government father, Mordechai. brings Pennsylvania’s strong bonds between Pennsylvania
Adler, outgoing CEO of the officials to figure out which relationship with Israel full and Israel, and they had a
Jewish Federation of Greater would be logistically feasible. The following day was circle,” Dayan said in a state- wonderful time.” l
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This Week’s Opinion Section: An Explication

THIS WEEK we’re doing something a little different on our other newspapers: The opinion pieces that often run on the with a definitive voice and,
opinion pages. Rather than run editorials or op-eds, we’re going section has always been dis- opposite page of the edito- often, a consistent political ori-
meta — we’re presenting items and essays that expound upon tinct from the other sections rials, hence the term op-ed. entation. Jewish writers have
the nature of opinion writing. of the paper, such as news, Written by members of the a long history as columnists,
community or lifestyle. Op-eds community, organizational from the late I.F. Stone and
First we define some terms and feature some salient quotes serve a different purpose than representatives, thought lead- Charles Krauthammer to Bari
from newspapers known for their opinion sections. Then we news articles, and have dif- ers, elected officials and others, Weiss and Jonah Goldberg.
have two staff perspectives on opinion: one from Editor-in- ferent standards for sourcing, op-eds represent the opinions Like op-eds, columns repre-
Chief Liz Spikol, a member of Generation X, and one from Staff quotes and even pronouns. To of their authors. Publication sent the opinion of the author
Writer Jesse Bernstein, who’s somewhere between a millennial readers, the difference may not of an op-ed does not imply and not the staff or owners of
and Generation Z. always be obvious. Below, some agreement or endorsement the paper.
helpful distinctions based on by the paper’s staff or own- Letters to the Editor —
As we move forward in 2020, we hope to engage more local the Exponent’s practices and ers. Rather, publication of an Published letters must respond
writers on these pages, and more subject experts, as well as open generally accepted newspaper op-ed suggests that the edito- directly to content the paper
our figurative doors to voices that haven’t been heard here before. practice at large: rial staff thought it represented has published. They are edited
We hope this section will spur ideas and excitement. To submit Editorials — These are short, an opinion held by a signifi- lightly for space and clarity but
an op-ed or share general ideas for our opinion pages, email Liz unsigned opinion pieces that cant number of people in our the voice of the letter writer
Spikol at [email protected] typically take a strong posi- community, and was therefore should come through. At the
tion on timely matters of worth sharing with readers, or Exponent, when we receive
DEFINING TERMS columns. As the years passed public interest, whether was an unusual point of view more letters than we have room
Opinion writing has been found and Jewish journalism — and local or national. The opin- shedding new light on the pre- for, we publish a proportional
in the Jewish Exponent since its journalism at large — evolved, ion expressed in an editorial ponderance of opinions held by selection that represents overall
debut issue in 1887. By 1888, the the paper increasingly incorpo- has an implicit institutional members of our community. reader response. It’s not a pre-
paper was regularly featuring rated new opinion voices. imprimatur. Columns — Columns run reg- cise calculus, but the idea is to
what we’d now call editorials, Op-eds — These are opinion ularly and are popular with provide a window into commu-
and by the turn of the 20th cen- Throughout this history, readers due to a single writer nal response. l
tury, the paper was publishing one thing has been consistent,
both at the Exponent and at

Major News Organizations on Opinion Page Practices

The New York Times basically Opinion section, 1970 who will challenge, provoke allows readers to gain a deeper whimsical; well-reasoned,
pioneered the opinion section “We’ve retained the ambition and even affirm the wide range and richer understanding of expert analysis. We are not
as we know it today, but plenty to have a really wide range of of views held by our readers.” how the news impacts peo- looking for: ax-grinding,
of newspapers and publications voices there, to create an envi- — The Wall Street Journal, ple’s daily lives and to explore spleen-venting tirades; direct
have their own thoughts about ronment of collegial combat opinion.wsj.com viewpoints that they might not rebuttals of or responses to
opinion writing. Below, a hand- among different points of view “It’s all about conversations. have previously considered.” news stories or other op-ed
ful of quotes from a number of dealing with consequential Readers having conversations — Erica Palan, deputy opin- articles; self-serving advocacy
key players in Pennsylvania and questions. The goal is to supply with their neighbors. Editorial ion editor at The Philadelphia pieces.” — Chicago Tribune,
the U.S. readers with a steady stream of writers having conversations Inquirer, in an interview with op-ed submission guidelines
big ideas and provocative argu- with their readers. A news- Tom Gralish “The separation of news col-
“THE PURPOSE of the Op. ments, and to entertain them. paper having conversations “An Op-Ed by a Republican umns from the editorial pages
Ed. page is neither to rein- It should be an exciting expe- with the community.” — Tom criticizing the Democrats, or is solemn and complete. This
force nor to counterbalance rience and often a challenging Waseleski, Pittsburgh Post- vice versa, is easy to come by separation is intended to serve
The Times’s own editorial posi- one.” — James Bennett, cur- Gazette, “Inside the Opinion and not that interesting. But a the reader, who is entitled to
tion. The objective is rather rent New York Times editorial Pages” Democrat who takes issue with the facts in the news columns
to afford greater opportunity page editor, 2017 “The goal of the opinion pages his or her party, or a Republican and to opinions on the edi-
for exploration of issues and “The world today is awash in is to provide a platform for who does that, is more valu- torial and ‘op-ed’ pages. But
presentation of new insights opinion. … No one expects a variety of voices and view- able.” — Andrew Rosenthal, nothing in this separation of
and new ideas by writers and to see just one opinion on a points — including our former editorial page editor, functions is intended to elim-
thinkers who have no insti- subject. Op-Ed writers express audience and civic leaders. … The New York Times inate from the news columns
tutional connection with their own points of view, which Readers should feel like they “We are looking for: Insightful honest, in-depth reporting,
The Times and whose views are not necessarily consistent can find pieces that affirm as commentary and opinion on or analysis or commentary
will very frequently be com- with those of the paper’s edi- well as challenge their points of the issues of the day; well-writ- when plainly labeled.” — The
pletely divergent from our torials. We publish authors view. The value of this is that it ten essays, both weighty and Washington Post, “Policies and
own.” — The New York Times Standards” l
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No Longer Agreeing to Disagree: KVETCH ’N’ KVELL

A Worrisome Change Trump Not in Sync With Jewish Teachings
REGARDING “JEWS CHOOSE Trump Names Eastern PA
BY LIZ SPIKOL news sources — a democratizing write about a Republican?” The Director” (Jan. 9), informed readers might know that under
effect; the erasure of national outrage is quick, sometimes President Barack Obama, the Jewish state received $38 billion
I WAS A 30-year-old part-time and perceptual boundaries — based only on a headline, and in military aid, the largest amount ever received under any
proofreader without a journal- seems to have fizzled in the last readers fly into combat mode, president, Republican or Democrat.
ism degree when I was offered few years. These days, in fact, I threatening to shut us down for
my first job as an editor at a see a much lower tolerance for having the temerity to feature No doubt the government of Israel felt this financial support
newspaper. It was 1998, and other points of view than I used someone on the other side. was of much greater importance than who President Obama
the paper was one of the largest to, and I am concerned. called and when. In fact, on Obama’s first day in office, he did call
alternative newsweeklies in the I often ask angry readers if Mahmoud Abbas. But he also called Israeli Prime Minister Ehud
U.S. We had a circulation of If I could ascribe this change they support a marketplace of Olmert, Jordan’s King Abdullah and Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak.
121,000+ and significant com- to one party or politician, that ideas; they always say yes. But I
munal responsibilities. would make things easier. But don’t know if that’s true. It’s like Not only do Trump’s supporters claim that Democrats hate
at least when it comes to reader asking soldiers during wartime Jews as well as Israel but according to Jews Choose Trump’s
So the day it was announced response, I see it manifested if they want peace. Well, sure. Phyllis Zemble they are also responsible for the demise of “the
I’d been promoted from basi- across the board, applied to Of course. But for the moment, traditional values of family, education and hard work” and have
cally nothing to managing opinion pieces as well as news my gun is cocked. aided and abetted the “growth of single-parent homes, anti-
editor, I could feel the sizzle of stories. Whether the piece is Semitism on college campuses, an increase in city crime and a
outrage throughout the office. about someone on the left or This all gets especially lower threshold for government welfare.”
One staff writer strode up to someone on the right, people contentious with the opinion
me, his cheeks pink with anger: espousing the opposite side pages. Though we publish a It is ironic that the individual she thinks so highly of is a
“I’ll be damned if I take my of the argument will not only clear statement every week that well-known adulterer, repeatedly declared bankruptcy to avoid
marching orders from someone insist the article is wrong but says the views on the pages are paying vendors and regularly insults critics and opponents. None
under 40. This is ridiculous.” tell us the paper has erred in not representative of the owner, of these are consistent with Jewish teachings and how we are
publishing it at all. publishing group and editorial taught to treat others.
It was a little ridiculous, sure. staff, people never fail to attack
I was green. At one point, I had That is a change. all of those stakeholders if an Zemble’s colleague Carol Greenwald is worried that if our
my mother come to my office to community does not “show gratitude to the president” he
create an organizational system As Jews, we should be good at disagreement. will turn against us. This concern reflects a kind of “ghetto
for me because I was so over- Arguing with each other is at the core of our mentality” of the Jewish communities of Europe who feared
whelmed. Meet my mommy and practice. offending the king or czar.
her tickler files, and yes, I’m your
managing editor. Recently, I went back to old opinion piece runs counter to Joy Pollock & Burton Siegel | Meadowbrook
copies of the newspaper I worked their own biases. The result is
Like most of us, I look back for that I still have at home. that we get nervous about fea- Jews Should Support Trump
on my younger days and cringe. I looked at the letters pages, turing bold takes, and we play I am a Jew who is grateful Donald Trump is our president (“Jews
If hindsight is 20/20, moving the columns. Very often read- it safe. That’s not good journal- Choose Trump Names Eastern PA Director,” Jan. 9). May we be
into middle age is like seeing ers disagreed with a columnist, ism; it’s just self-protection. so fortunate to have him another four years.
your past through an ultraso- and said so. But I couldn’t find
phisticated NASA telescope. You one letter that said the column As Jews, we should be good No matter how many millions of people have benefited from
see what an idiot you were; you should not have been published. at this. Arguing with each other our president’s Making America Great Again, those who refuse
see how you’ve changed. There was a belief that even if is at the core of our practice. It is to accept the results of the last election are unable to acknowledge
a point of view was different both the joy of observance and it. Let us show them compassion as they dwell in their misery.
But as struck as I am by from your own, it was accept- the irritation at the dinner table.
personal changes, I am almost able to see it in print. After all, Perhaps we should put that old To claim that the Democratic Party supports Jews and Israel is
more jostled by changes to my back then, many of our readers saw “Two Jews, three opinions” laughable. No informed person could hold that position.
profession. I look back at jour- remembered when William F. at the top of our opinion pages
nalism before the internet, and Buckley sparred with Gore Vidal — to remind ourselves of who It is good there is an organization of Jews for Trump. We Jews
I barely recognize it. The initial on live TV; surely they could we are, and to laugh a little at our should recognize and vote for our friend. Let it be that we Jews
promise of a sudden profusion of handle divergent opinions in predicament. vote to re-elect the problem solver sitting in the White House.
a weekly newspaper.
It’s a predicament that has Myron Goldman | Elkins Park
So what’s shifted? I’m not caused us to consider nixing
sure. Nowadays, we get far the opinion section altogether, See Letters, Page 18
too many reader responses which shows how far things have
that ignore the content of a deteriorated. There has been an STATEMENT FROM THE PUBLISHER
given piece and say, instead, opinion section for more than a
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Community Journalism: Letters
Every Paper a Portrait
Continued from Page 17

Left-Wing Jews Damaging Judaism

BY JESSE BERNSTEIN take in different sorts of nutri- to one another. In the momen- It is probably impossible to overstate the damage left-wing Jews
ents. It is a digital publication tary victory of avoiding are doing to Judaism, Jews and Israel. In last week’s Exponent
WHEN I WAS in college, I now, one of the 21st century. unpleasant conflict, distrust and two people wrote negative remarks about Jews who support
had the good fortune to spend anger toward one another cal- Trump (“Kvetch ’N’ Kvell,” Jan. 16).
a summer in New York as an Another change: The cifies. This applies to opinion
intern for The Forward. It was a Forward no longer publishes pieces as well. They must be living in another world. Let me remind them
time of serious upheaval there; its Bintel Brief column. The of some facts.
while I don’t think my pres- advice column (of which a There are so many forces
ence had anything to do with wonderful collection can be in the world that seek to make Many left-leaning Jews have abandoned Israel and Jewish
it, I was there for the last print found in book form) had a very us alien to one another, and it values. These are some examples: J Street supporters along with
edition of The Forward, in the simple, but very important would be a great shame if we George Soros, Bernie Sanders, Noah Chomsky and Saul Alinsky.
120th year of publication. purpose: teach the Yid masses helped them do it because we Many of the Jews in Congress stand silent while the Squad
how to be Americans, with- don’t like to see this person or degrades Jews and Israel. Many even support boycotting Israeli
There have been many out losing what made them that one in the paper. goods and services.
changes over the years at The Jewish. Any and all questions
Forward. It was once published were welcome. I can’t think of The best thing a communal Maybe they should read articles about Adam Schiff and Jerry
exclusively in Yiddish, as a a nobler mission for a Jewish newspaper can aspire to be is a Nadler’s lies and groups who backed them in winning elections.
daily; now, it publishes exclu- immigrant newspaper. portrait. Every issue should be The great Jewish migration came 125 years ago to escape com-
sively online, in English, with a snapshot of the community munism and socialism. Many years later, the Democratic Party
a Yiddish option available for In 2020, we are largely past at that moment, so that when is embracing that agenda.
the point of needing to edu- someone looks back at these
cate one another how to be papers one day, they can have Mel Goldberg | Upper Gwynedd
American. Which is good news! as accurate a picture as possible
But new times bring new chal- of what people in a community Israel Second Home to Diaspora Jews
lenges, and our challenge is this: wanted, what they fought over What an interesting organization (“Diaspora Jews Have Their
a splintered Jewish community and what they believed. Why Say: World Zionist Congress 2020,” Jan. 6). I love the idea of
desperately needs Jews to try deprive them of that? Who Diaspora Jews having some impact in Israel. It promotes a
and understand one another is served by an impoverished connection and an ownership to a land many Jews have never
(and even this, of course is cultural memory? been too.
not so new — Jews of different
European origins were at each I can’t pretend that I’m say- Today, more than ever, Jews around the world must
other’s throats in the early days ing that any opinion or person remember, despite recent politics, Israel is our second home
of The Forward). That is the should be in our papers. We always beckoning for our return. Will be doing some more
have to make decisions about reading about the congressional actions and platforms. Thanks
for this informative article. l
I don’t think anyone is served by reading a paper that misrepresents
reality through omission. To ban the mention of groups that express Ben Barbash | Blue Bell
opinions unpopular with a portion of the readership flies in the face of
what a newspaper is supposed to be. Join the
conversation!
those who desire. It once had charge for Jewish communal what is beyond the pale of
its own building on the LES, institutions of all kinds. acceptable discourse, or what Tell us what you’re thinking
with busts of Marx and Engels isn’t worthy of wide discussion. and interact with the community
in the doorway; now, it’s in In my eyes, this means And yes, those decisions are
the Financial District, and the publishing as wide a range of made by human beings with at jewishexponent.com
old building has been chunked opinions and voices as possible ideas about the world.
up into heinously expensive in our communal publications. Connect with us on
apartments. And so all we can ask for is
I don’t think anyone is served trust. Trust that we are doing
The editorial board once by reading a paper that misrep- our best to faithfully represent
was avowedly socialist and resents reality through omission. the contours of contemporary
anti-Communist; now, though To ban the mention of groups Jewish life as it is, and not how
it skews liberal, it publishes a that express opinions unpopular we want it to be, or how one
wide range of opinions, reflect- with a portion of the readership group of readers or another
ing the changing atittudes of flies in the face of what a news- wants it to be. Keep writing let-
Jewish political life in America paper is supposed to be, and only ters, keep calling, keep sending
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Winter Dinner, Mediterranean Style

FOOD Add the broth and
bring it to a boil. Cover,
KERI WHITE | JE FOOD COLUMNIST MEDITERRANEAN LAMB the couscous from sticking lower the heat and
Serves 10 together, but if that is not read- cook until the liquid is
AS WINTER BECOMES ily available, you can use olive absorbed. Taste the cous-
entrenched in earnest, I am The olives in this dish add oil, mayonnaise, broth or make cous. If it is still hard
constantly devising ways to tremendous flavor. I used your own toum by pureeing in the middle, add some
stay warm and lift my mood. Spanish-style pitted olives garlic, oil, salt and lemon. more broth and cook
One way is through hosting — filled with pimentos. it until it is soft in the
having (select) people around The herb selection is cook’s middle.
is happy-making for me, and 1 large lamb shoulder, choice, and you can tweak it
it usually involves cooking, about 5 pounds to your preference with other Remove the couscous
which warms my kitchen. (if smaller, use 2) ingredients as well, depend- from the heat, add the
ing on the rest of your menu. toum, stir to coat and add
This dinner came together 1 large onion, chopped Toasted walnuts? Feta cheese? ⅓ cup each of dill, chives
as a result of a semi-impromptu 2 tablespoons kosher salt Cooked chicken? Chickpeas? and pomegranate. Save the
gathering of friends. I say 2 teaspoons ground black The sky’s the limit. remaining herbs and seeds
“semi-impromptu” because the as garnish.
lamb takes about 5 hours to cook, pepper 1 tablespoon oil
so it does require a bit of notice. ¼ cup chopped garlic 3 cups Israeli couscous When ready to serve,
5 stalks rosemary 1 onion, chopped sprinkle the remaining
But after the holiday season, 1 pint pimento-stuffed A few pinches of salt, herbs and pomegranates
there tends to be a social lull, on top of the couscous. l
so that’s a great time to throw a olives with about generous grinding of fresh
party. Maybe not the first week, ¼ cup juice pepper Mediterranean lamb and
but by mid-January, people are 1 lemon cut in quarters 4½ cups broth Israeli couscous
looking for activity. We planned 1½ cups red wine ½ cup toum (or mayonnaise,
this the night before, and ended 1½ cups water salad dressing, olive oil, Photo by Keri White
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a roast; it’s not super-liquidy, but rosemary, olives with juice and couscous, and allow it to coat.
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can be tweaked to your prefer- Pour the wine and water
ence. I liked the color combo over the lamb. Cover it tightly
and the Middle Eastern flavors with foil and roast it in the oven
that I put together here; the dill for 5 hours. Check the lamb
and chives complemented the about midway through cooking
pomegranates beautifully, but to ensure that there is sufficient
you can use whatever ingre- liquid in the pan. You are not
dients you like — or serve the looking for a lot of liquid, but
couscous plain. you don’t want it to be dried
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I had a trusted friend bring minimum of an inch depth.
the veggies — a garlicky ver-
sion of green beans almondine The lamb is done when it is
— and it was a bit of lily-gilding falling off the bone and easily
because the lamb was plenty pulls apart with a fork. Pull it
rich. A simple green salad or apart and serve it with some of
some steamed greens would the cooking liquid and the olives.
have probably married better,
but no complaints. COLORFUL ISRAELI
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For dessert, we had assorted Serves 8
cookies and chocolates, but
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Jewish Customers Courted With Faux Pork

FOOD Now that Impossible Foods Beyond Sausage on the shelf at a grocery store, offering a meat alternative for both vegetarians and those
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vegetarians and the Jewish challenge with implications
community alike. not just for the vegetarian and
kosher markets, but one that
Suddenly anyone who had just might make an impact
given up meat but was still in the halal and Muslim
anxious for the smoky taste of an community as well.
afternoon barbecue could walk
into a sit-down restaurant and Impossible Foods call their
order a burger without shame. new pork-styled offerings “juicy,
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globe could now enjoy the most made from plants, designed for
tantalizing of forbidden combi- kosher and halal certification.”
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already certified as kosher and
It wasn’t long before other, are available at some grocery
similar plant-based burgers stores and can even be found on
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Simon & Garfunkel to ‘Reunite’ for Two Days

T H E AT E R

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With a live band behind
Simon (Taylor Bloom) and
Garfunkel (Ben Cooley), the
duo will serve as excited fans
who tell the story of Simon &
Garfunkel in the third person.

en they’ll slip into character
to sing their hits.

“Paul Simon does have a
certain way of strumming the
guitar, which I try to incor-
porate. He also has a very
particular way of forming
certain vowel sounds when he
sings and I try to do that as

I like to think I sing for the universal spirit. I’m not in favor of identifying
with religious di erences.”

ART GARFUNKEL

well,” said Bloom, who identi- Jerry, they recorded the song, faith on rare occasions. FOR BOYS AND GIRLS IN GRADES 5-8
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ing “Mrs. Robinson,” “Cecilia,” 2003 and a Grammy Hall of
“Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Fame Award the following year rst and a Jew second.
and “Homeward Bound,” for “ e Sound of Silence.” ey As for Simon, the only time
among others. were inducted into the Rock &
Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. he mentions Judaism is in his
e show traces the history song “Hearts and Bones.”
of the two performers from Although Simon and
Queens, who met in their Garfunkel are both Jewish, “One and one-half wandering
sixth-grade performance of they’ve only talked about their Jews/ Free to wander whenever
“Alice in Wonderland.” In they choose,” he wrote. ●
1957, under the name Tom &
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CANDLE LIGHTING

Promises Made and Delivered Jan. 24 4:52 p.m.
Jan. 31 5:00 p.m.

BY RABBI FRED V. DAVIDOW The second promise — in “Schindler’s List.” Dagan God’s redemption at the Sea There is a reciprocal devotion
deliverance from bondage wanted to get the personal feel of Reeds is another punitive in this relationship: As God
Parshat Va-eira — means breaking free from of the Jews who had been in part of the story of the Exodus, takes Israel, God becomes
IN PARSHAT VA-EIRA at “the psychological mind-set Auschwitz. He went to visit paying the Egyptians back in Israel’s sole deity. The Torah
Exodus 6:5-8, God makes five of being a slave, which might a friend whose father was a kind for the cruel bondage metaphorically is the ketubah.
promises to Israel. He tells Moses persist even after you have survivor. When Dagan arrived with the plagues and with the
to proclaim to B’nei Yisrael: “I been physically liberated.” (Etz at his friend’s home, his father drowning of Pharaoh and his The fifth promise is bringing
will 1) free you from the burdens Hayim, p. 352) The lingering was taking a meal. army in the Sea of Reeds. The Israel to the Promised Land. In
of the Egyptians and 2) deliver effects of having lived as an sages were uncomfortable with 1950, Rabbi Menahem Kasher
you from their bondage. I will 3) oppressed people can last for Dagan was amazed by how the gruesome devastation of published his Israel Passover
redeem you with an outstretched an indefinite period. fast the old man was eating the plagues and the drowning Haggadah. In it he proposed
arm and through extraordinary everything on his plate. “Does of Pharaoh’s army. the drinking of the fifth cup to
chastisements. And I will 4) take According to one aggadah, your father always eat at so represent the establishment of
you to be my people and I will when the Israelites were caught frenzied a rate?” Dagan asked. The discomfort they felt is the state of Israel and requested
be your God. … And I will 5) between Pharaoh’s army and The friend responded, “I never still present in Judaism when that the chief rabbinate officially
bring you into land that I swore the Sea of Reeds, one group of noticed it but you are right. It we read the Passover Haggadah. institute drinking the fifth cup
to give to Abraham, Isaac and Israelites advised Moses, “Let’s must be a lifesaving lesson he As we call out the names of the at the Passover seder. The chief
Jacob, and I will give it to you for return to slavery in Egypt. never unlearned from his years plagues one by one, we dip our rabbinate dismissed his request
a possession.” Perhaps the Egyptians will in Nazi labor camps” (Noam forefingers into our wine cups on the grounds that the fifth
permit us to live.” God delayed Zion and David Dishon, ”A and take out a drop of wine promise has not yet been fully
What is the meaning of entry into the Promised Land Different Night”). and flick it off the finger at the realized. Thus the cup of Elijah
each promise? for the people of Israel because mention of every plague. The is the stand-in for the fifth cup,
they devalued themselves The third promise — God’s purpose of this custom is that we as we await the days for the
First of all, becoming free after the 10 spies reported that act of redemption with an diminish our own joy of being complete safety of our people in
from the burdens of slavery they looked like grasshoppers outstretched arm and extraor- liberated from slavery because of Israel and for our communities
simply means emancipation. in contrast to the giants that dinary chastisements — is a the loss of Egyptian lives. throughout the world to free of
There is also a deeper level of lived in the Land of Canaan foreshadowing of the plagues anti-Semitic activity. l
freedom. In “Torah Treasury,” (Numbers 13). and the destruction of Pharaoh The fourth promise — “I
Rabbi Moshe Lieber writes that and his army at the Sea of will take you to be My people Rabbi Fred V. Davidow is retired, but
one must “view enslavement as Their self-esteem remained Reeds. The Hebrew verb for and I will be your God” — continues to teach in various venues
unbearable and to rebel psy- at rock bottom because they redeem is ga’al. It is a verb used prefigures the establishment of in metro Philadelphia. The Board
chologically against it.” The had been so submissive during in the context of family feuds the covenant between God and of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia
Hebrew word sivlot, burdens, the long years of slavery. They in Tanakh. This is the biblical Israel at Mount Sinai. The bib- is proud to provide the Torah com-
could be interpreted as savla- did not think that they were up equivalent of the feud between lical language used to describe mentary for the Jewish Exponent.
nut, tolerance. “As long as one to fighting formidable foes. the Hatfields and the McCoys. the relationship between God
is not disgusted and ‘fed up’ If you do something to a mem- and Israel is the same as that
with” enslavement, “he (sic) is An example in our time ber of my family, I am going to used in the Bible to describe
not ready” for liberation. comes from the experience of pay you back by doing the same marriage. God “takes” Israel
the Holocaust. Ezra Dagan was to a member of your family. the way a man “takes” a wife.
an Israeli actor cast as the rabbi

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and a master’s from Yeshiva “He was very warm, friendly. when he retired. SINGLE ISSUE
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the early 1970s. He was pro- kids would gravitate to him,” personality. He didn’t have any Call 215.832.0700
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Merion, a teacher who worked as rabbi of Congregation Raim He exemplified, in a manner
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many years, said Axelrod made chevra in Philadelphia. One of what a man of faith was like.” l
it his mission to inspire others its members is Rabbi Aryeh
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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.

JFRE Celebrates
2019 Achievements

ON JAN. 13, members of the Jewish Federation Real Estate group descended on
P.J. Clarke’s in Center City for an evening of drinks, dinner and football.

The evening was a chance for members to celebrate JFRE’s accomplishments in
2019 and discuss projects and goals for the year ahead.

To learn more about JFRE, visit Jewishphilly.org/JFRE.

JFRE Executive Committee members
Jonathan Morgan and Young JFRE Chair Jessica Morgan

From left: JFRE Executive Committee members Jeremy Fogel and Robert Zuritsky From left: Roger Braunfeld, David Katz, Trish Harrington and Jeff Bartos

From left: JFRE Executive Committee members with the sponsor for the evening, BB&T From left: Andrew Yaffe, Stepahnie Wolfson Cohen, Ken Wellar and Jasmine Peisach
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THURSDAY, JAN. 23 events at 9:30 a.m., Kabbalat Shabbat Tot Shabbat. SATURDAY, JAN. 25
service led by Rabbi Beth Janus at A monthly Shabbat gathering led by
Torah Study. 10:30 a.m., hot kosher lunch from young family member and Tiferet Bet Torah, Bagels and Coffee.
Study of commentaries found in Betty the Caterer at 11:30 a.m. and Israel congregant David Kuperstein Begin Shabbat morning at Old York Road Temple-Beth Am with a
the Hertz Chumash, the Etz Hayim a performance by singer Rafaella featuring singing, storytelling and discussion of the weekly portion including bagels and coffee at 9 a.m.
Chumash and the commentaries of Avellino at 12:15 p.m. RSVP by phone other interactive experiences. followed by a peer-led Shabbat service at 10:15 a.m. Casual dress is
modern biblical scholars to deepen at 215-832-0539. KleinLife: Center Each service will be approximately appropriate and everyone is welcome. For more information,
our understanding of the first book City. 2100 Arch St., Philadelphia. 40 minutes followed by a bimah call 215-886-8000. 971 Old York Road, Abington.
of the Bible. Lead by Rabbi Ira Flax. adventure to help lead Adon Olam in
10 a.m. Har Zion Temple. 1500 Hagys Breakfast and Parshah. the main sanctuary. 11:15 a.m. -lvinst- / iStock / Getty Images Plus
Ford Road, Penn Valley. Rabbi Alexander Coleman will explore 1920 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell.
the weekly Torah portion over a sessions with Holocaust survivors, a film MONDAY, JAN. 27
Bible Study. breakfast of bagels, lox and coffee Juniors Shabbat. screening of “Why Are We Here? Real
The rabbis at Main Line Reform in this weekly interactive class. A Shabbat morning service lead by Diaries of Young People” and several Talmud Study.
Temple will lead an ongoing 9 a.m. Young Israel of Elkins Park. Family Music Educator Lisa Ashery. presentations. For more information, This class asks the overarching
discussion of the Tanakh over the year. 7715 Montgomery Ave., This service will include more Hebrew contact [email protected] or question: What is the Talmud trying
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Ave., Wynnewood. for children in grades K-2. Parents are 3 p.m. 7605 Old York Road, a.m. Har Zion Temple. 1500 Hagys
Babies Love Shabbat. welcome to drop-off but must remain Melrose Park. Ford Road, Penn Valley.
Torah Study. Center City Jewish Preschool and in the building. The service will end
Midday Torah study with Rabbi Eric B’nai Abraham Chabad invite the with Kiddush and motzi in the main Family Volunteer Experience. Wisdom of the (S)ages.
Lazar at noon. All are welcome. community to join in their latest sanctuary. 11:15 a.m. Tiferet Bet Israel. Learn about four local agencies This class led by Ely Levine will
Temple Brith Achim. 481 S. Gulph program, Babies Love Shabbat. 1920 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell. helping those in need with volunteers explore selections of the Biblical
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1-3 p.m. Social hall at Ohev Shalom more information, email Alissa. This four-week course will immerse clothing with Our Closet, a program useful in people’s own lives. Free and
of Bucks County. Weekly open play [email protected] 527 Lombard St., people in the family, life, times, works of Jewish Family and Children’s open to the community. For more
for $2. To register, call 215-968-6755. Philadelphia. and thought of Rabbi Moshe ben Service. Bring clothing donations. information, call 610-667-5000. 1 p.m.
944 Second Street Pike, Richboro. Maimon. Lecturer Rabbi Shai Cherry Free. Recommended for children 3 to Har Zion Temple. 1500 Hagys Ford
Kabbalat Shabbat. will discuss the poetry-infused life 8. For more information, email contact Road, Penn Valley.
Women’s Circle. A welcome Shabbat with Temple of Andalusia and the medical clinic Ellen Glassman at [email protected]
Rabbi Danielle Parmenter hosts a Judea of Bucks County’s Friday Maimon ran outside of Cairo. His jewishlearningventure.org. 3 p.m. Souper Bowl.
monthly meeting of study, reflection, evening service. 7 p.m. 38 Rogers commentary, code, philosophy and 345 Montgomery Ave., Old York Road Temple-Beth Am’s
meditation and ritual inspired by Road, Furlong. letters will be discussed along with Bala Cynwyd. third annual “Souper Bowl” will feature
the rhythm of the Hebrew calendar his son’s attraction to Sufi mysticism. guest speakers NBC Sports anchor
and the Torah cycle. The goal is to Holocaust Remembrance. $18. 11 a.m. Congregation Adath HaMotzi Community Dinner. Michael Barkann, Former Eagles star
cultivate community and sacred An International Holocaust Jeshurun. 7763 Old York Road, In the spirit of community, all who and NBC10 anchor Vai Sikahema and
connection. 6:30 p.m. Tiferet Bet Remembrance Day Shabbat evening Elkins Park. are food insecure are invited to a WIP sports radio broadcaster Glen
Israel. 1920 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell. service will be held at Reform free dinner. For more information, Macnow. Soup creations from several
Congregation Keneseth Israel. Jewish Music. contact Sue Fried at 215-327-8065 or local establishments will be available
Men’s Club Meeting. Special guests include Holocaust Music for those living with Alzheimer’s [email protected] or Paulette for public tasting. Hoagies beer and
The Men’s Club of Congregations survivor Ernie Gross and Holocaust or dementia and their caregivers. Sterman-Soroko at 215-287-1073 or soda will also be served. Soup cook-off
of Shaare Shamayim is hosting its liberator Don Greenbaum. 8 p.m. 8339 Program includes time to schmooze [email protected] 5 p.m. Reform at 6 p.m. Panel at 7 p.m. Moderated
January general meeting at 7 p.m. Old York Road, Elkins Park. and nosh. Led by Rabbi Beth Janus, an Congregation Keneseth Israel.
The guest speaker is Chuck Feldman experienced chaplain who has worked 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park. See Calendar, Page 28
of the Holocaust Awareness Museum SATURDAY, JAN. 25 with dementia patients throughout
and Education Center. He will discuss her rabbinate. RSVP needed at [email protected]
the museum’s programs plus take a Torah Study. spiritualwell-being.org or 215-887-
nonpartisan look at the upcoming The rabbis of Main Line Reform 1342, ext. 109. 11 a.m. Beth Sholom
presidential election. Refreshments Temple will lead a discussion on the Congregation. 8231 Old York Road,
will be served. For more information, weekly parshah and talk about its Elkins Park.
call 215-677-1600. 9768 Verree Road, context and history. All are welcome.
Philadelphia. 9 a.m. 410 Montgomery Ave., Holocaust Symposium.
Wynnewood. In observance of the International
FRIDAY, JAN. 24 Day of Holocaust Remembrance, this
Musical Service. interactive program at Gratz College is
Active Adult Friday. A Ruach Shabbat musical service intended to improve college students’
A full day of activities for active with the rabbis of Beth Sholom understanding of the Holocaust. This
adults. Coffee, tea and snacks at Congregation. 11 a.m. 8231 Old York free program for college students
8:30 a.m., chair exercise or current Road, Elkins Park. includes a kosher lunch, breakout

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Calendar All are welcome. Congregation Adath WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29
Jeshurun library. 7763 Old York Road,
Continued from Page 27 Elkins Park. Film Screening.
Jewish Family and Children’s Service is hosting a
by Larry Kane. All-inclusive tickets are Mahjong. monthly movie club. The documentaries screened
$25 per adult and $10 for children 5-12 This mahjong group meets at 1 p.m. will be followed by a casual discussion. This time it’s
(additional $5 charge at the door). For in the Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel “When Jews Were Funny.” 1 p.m. The Barbara and
more information, call Marilyn Webster synagogue chapel to play the game, Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center of JFCS. 345
at 215-886-8000, ext. 136. 971 Old York have fun and raise money for tikkun Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd.
Road, Abington. olam. Have you heard of mahjong and
want to learn to play? Are you new in Jewish roots of “Diner” (1982), “Tin Northeast NORC, from 1-2:30 p.m. Yarn is provided. Basic knowledge
Mahjong. town looking for the game? Have you Men” (1985), “Avalon” (1990) and Free. Email [email protected] of knitting is required to participate.
Sisterhood of Melrose B’nai Israel lived in town and want a new group to “Liberty Heights” (1999). This is a com or call 215-320-0351 to register. 10 a.m. The Barbara and Harvey
Emanu-El hosts a weekly mahjong play with? The group is always looking four-week series. $45. 10 a.m. Adath 8546B Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia. Brodsky Enrichment Center of JFCS.
game. Open to the entire kehillah. for new players. A $4 donation is Israel. 250 N. Highland Ave., Merion 345 Montgomery Ave.,
No charge for MBIEE sisterhood asked per session. 300 S. 18th St., Station. Meet the Author. Bala Cynwyd.
members. A one-time charge of $36 Philadelphia. The Meyers Library at Reform
includes membership to the MBIEE Parshat Hashavua. Congregation Keneseth Israel will host Bible Study.
Sisterhood. Contact 215-635-1505 WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29 In this class for those between the bestselling author Dani Shapiro at 1 p.m. The rabbis at Main Line Reform
or [email protected] for more ages of 45ish and 65ish, Rabbi Shawn Shapiro is the author of “Inheritance: Temple will lead an ongoing
information. 7 p.m. 8339 Old York Coffee and Conversation. SimonHazani will focus on topics that A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and discussion of the Tanakh over the year.
Road, Elkins Park. After morning minyan, enjoy coffee are relevant today, such as dealing Love.” Tickets are $20 and include a Open to all. 11 a.m. 410 Montgomery
and an open forum for learning at with aging parents, the loss of your copy of the book in paperback. Ave., Wynnewood.
TUESDAY, JAN. 28 8 a.m. Rabbi Andrew Markowitz parents, family illness, and their 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park.
will teach and answer your Jewish health, adult children and dating. Torah Study.
Art Class. questions. Coffee and Conversation Learn what the Torah teaches about Mahjong. Midday Torah study with Rabbi Eric
This series of hands-on art-making is free and open to the community. people’s responsibilities in these Old York Road Temple-Beth Am will Lazar at noon. All are welcome.
workshops will introduce participants Adath Israel. 250 N. Highland Ave., areas. 11 a.m. Har Zion Temple. 1500 host a drop-in mahjong game every Temple Brith Achim. 481 S. Gulph
to charcoal, pastels, watercolor and Merion Station. Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley. Wednesday at 7 p.m. Bring your Road, King of Prussia.
acrylic paint. Each individual will then cards. Mahjong sets and cards will be
choose one medium to create their Mahjong. Lunch and Learn. for sale. For more information, call Women Justices.
own unique piece. Participants may Come play mahjong at Congregation Discussion of the parshah of the 215-886-8000. 971 Old York Road, Four women have achieved the
choose to work from photographs, a Adath Jeshurun and meet new week. This session will be led by Abington. position of Supreme Court Justice
still life setting or their imagination. friends. Lesson available for new Rabbi Gary Charlestein. to date. Join Trish Chambers
This program is open to all adults. players. Group meets in the AJ All are welcome. 12:30 p.m. THURSDAY, JAN. 30 Productions in an introduction to
Beginners to advanced levels welcome. library from 9 a.m. to noon. All levels 1710 Romano Drive, Norristown. Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader
Call 267-256-2018 to register. $30. are welcome. There is a $1 fee each Torah Study. Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and
10:30 a.m. The Barbara and Harvey Wednesday. For more information, Bereavement Group. Study of commentaries found in Elena Kagan. For more information,
Brodsky Enrichment Center of JFCS. contact the synagogue office at 215- For the post-bereaved, held at the Hertz Chumash, the Etz Hayim contact Shelley Geltzer
345 Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd. 635-6611 or [email protected] Chumash and the commentaries of at 215-698-7300, ext.129 or
info. 7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park. modern biblical scholars to deepen [email protected] $5. 12:30 p.m.
Lunch and Learn. our understanding of the first book KleinLife: Northeast Philadelphia.
Discussion of the parshah of the week. Film Screening and Lecture. of the Bible. Lead by Rabbi Ira Flax. 10100 Jamison Ave., Philadelphia.
This session will be led by Rabbi Ira Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry 10 a.m. Har Zion Temple. 1500 Hagys
Flax. All are welcome. Noon. 1801 Levinson wrote and directed four films Ford Road, Penn Valley. Canasta Open Play.
Market St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia. about coming of age in Baltimore. Canasta walk-in friendly game.
In this series, Temple University 1-3 p.m. Social hall at Ohev Shalom
Lunch and Learn. communications professor Irv Slifkin of Bucks County. Weekly open
Discussion of the parshah of the will screen and take a closer look at play for $2. To register, call 215-
week. This session will be led by the themes, the relationships and the 968-6755. 944 Second Street Pike,
Rabbi Jonathan Rosenbaum. Noon. Richboro. l

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ENGAGEMENT WEDDING

WEINRAUB-ELFAND SCHORR-COHEN

Donna and Lester Weinraub Alan and Sarah Schorr of Huntingdon Valley
of Lafayette Hill, and Susan and announce the marriage of their son Eric to Reut
Alvin Elfand of Huntingdon Valley, Cohen, daughter of Ruthie and Avner Cohen of
announce the engagement of their Los Angeles.
children, Adam Eli Weinraub and
Danielle Hope Elfand. Joining in the couple’s happiness are siblings
Joseph Schorr, Sagi, Lauren and Avrahm Cohen.
Adam is a graduate of Smeal
College of Business at Penn State The wedding was held in Israel on Dec.
University and is an account man- 26 and officiated by Rav Shlomo Chayen of
ager at CH Robinson. Danielle is a Tel Aviv.
graduate of University of Maryland
and Thomas Jefferson University Witnessing the signing of the ketubah were
and is an occupational therapist at Josh Landes and Joshua Mellits, and the bride’s
the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. niece Natalie Cohen served as flower girl.

Adam is the grandson of the late Janyce and Moishe Pavalow and Sylvia and Eric is the grandson of Beverly and David
Eli Weinraub of Philadelphia. Schorr and the late Chaya and Arie Luksenberg.
Reut is the granddaughter of the late Latifah
Danielle is the granddaughter of the late Gloria and Harold Elfand and Doris and Abudi Cohen, and the late Leah and
and Harold Small of Philadelphia. Avrahm Zaki.

Sharing in the couple’s happiness is Adam’s sister Margaux; Danielle’s brother The couple resides in Los Angeles and will honeymoon in Italy.
Brian and his wife Courtney; and Danielle’s niece Presley.

A January 2021 wedding is planned.

COMMUNITYBRIEFS

Survivor, Liberator Honored raise awareness about the horrors of the Holocaust. Sharon Brous of Ikar in Los Angeles and Rabbi Jill Jacobs
SURVIVOR ERNIE GROSS and liberator Don In 2015, the pair returned to Germany to join of the rabbinic human rights organization T’ruah.
Greenbaum were honored Jan. 20 by American
Legion Post 405 at the Union League. other survivors and former Army liberators in a May JCHAI Plans Open House Jan. 29
3 ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of Judith Creed Horizons for Achieving Independence,
Both men were named honorary members of the Dachau’s liberation. which works with those 18 and older with autism
post for their past service, as well as a prior program and/or intellectual disabilities, will hold an open
they conducted. Climate Change Call to Action house and apartment visits at 6 p.m. on Jan. 29 at its
Initiated by Philadelphia Rabbi Radnor campus.
The paths of Gross and Greenbaum first crossed in More than 500 rabbis and Jewish leaders signed
1945 at the end of World War II — Gross as a survivor a call to action to fight climate change initiated At the open house, JCHAI will discuss its
of the Dachau concentration camp and Greenbaum as by longtime activist Rabbi Arthur Waskow of the Transitions program, which provides social, creative
liberator from the United States. Shalom Center in Philadelphia, according to The activities and training after school/work and on
New York Jewish Week. weekends for young adults 18-30; JCHAI at Home,
Following Dachau’s liberation, it was another 66 an individualized support program that provides
years before the two men officially discovered each The statement includes suggestions that include social workers to train members who are in their
other’s identity, a reunion sparked by a 2011 essay “urging our banks and our politicians to … move own apartments or living with their families to live
printed in the Jewish Exponent. away from investments in and subsidies of carbon and work independently; and its JCHAI Supported
corporations and protect by investing in renewable Apartments, which offer independent living and
Ever since that meeting, Gross, who grew up in wind and solar energy,” as well as “persuading our- vocational supports in an apartment setting in the
Romania but moved to Philadelphia after the war, and selves and our congregations and communities to Radwyn Apartments in Bryn Mawr.
Greenbaum, a lifetime Philadelphian, have become move our own money, create solar energy co-ops,
close friends and have gone on the road, publicly establish carpools to lessen reliance on gas and adopt For questions or to RSVP, contact Beth
sharing their story with schools and other groups to additional modes of kashrut to include foods and Rosenwasser, director of community engagement
energy sources that heal, not harm, our planet.” and program development, at [email protected]
Ernie Gross Courtesy of Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia jchai.org or 215-498-1270.
“I think it’s fair to say that many people in
the Jewish community have been concerned about NMAJH Admission Free of Charge
the environment for a really long time,” said Ruth in January and February
Messinger, who served as president of the American The National Museum of American Jewish History
Jewish World Service for 20 years. “But in the last few announced that there will be free admission for all
years it’s become sort of a dramatic crisis that’s visible visitors throughout January and February because of
to everyone, that requires the community to be that a sponsorship from the Parkway Corp.
much more concerned and focused.”
Free admission includes access to the museum’s
Those who signed the call to action include social core exhibition highlighting more than 360 years of
justice leaders like Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of life in the United States, told through a Jewish lens. l
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ESTATE OF BENJAMIN McFADDEN, ESTATE of Hazel D. Foote aka Hazel ESTATE OF JOSEPH CROSLEY, JR. ESTATE OF LESLIE HOLMES, JR., ESTATE OF MICHAEL S. MARI- ESTATE OF RUTH WEINTRAUB, ESTATE OF YALE SCHWARTZ a/k/a
DECEASED. Diana Foote; Foote, Hazel D. aka a/k/a JOSEPH M. CROSLEY, JR., DECEASED. NUCCI a/k/a MICHAEL MARI- DECEASED YALE L. SCHWARTZ, DECEASED.
Late of Philadelphia County, PA. Foote, Hazel Diana, Deceased JOSEPH M. CROSLEY, DECEASED. Late of Philadelphia NUCCI, DECEASED. Late of Philadelphia Late of the Township of Tredyffrin,
LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the Late of Philadelphia, PA. Late of Philadelphia LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on Late of Philadelphia LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the Chester County, PA
above Estate have been granted to LETTERS TESTAMENTARY LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on the above Estate have been gran- LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the above Estate have been granted to LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the
the undersigned, who request all on the above estate have been the above Estate have been gran- ted to the undersigned, who re- above Estate have been granted to the undersigned, who request all above Estate have been granted to
persons having claims or demands granted to the undersigned, who ted to the undersigned, who re- quest all persons having claims or the undersigned, who request all persons having claims or demands the undersigned, who request all
against the estate of the decedent request all persons having claims quest all persons having claims or demands against the estate of the persons having claims or demands against the Estate of the decedent persons having claims or demands
to make known the same and all or demands against the estate of demands against the estate of the decedent to make known the same against the estate of the decedent to make known the same, and all against the estate of the decedent
persons indebted to the decedent the decedent to make known the decedent to make known the same and all persons indebted to the de- to make known the same and all persons indebted to the decedents to make known the same and all
to make payment without delay to same, and all persons indebted to and all persons indebted to the de- cedent to make payment without persons indebted to the decedent to make payment without delay, to persons indebted to the decedent
KHALEEL McFADDEN, EXECUTOR, the decedent to make payment cedent to make payment without delay to CAMERYN A. to make payment without delay to Bruce Polekoff, Executor 1140 Jef- to make payment without delay to
care of Marco J. Capone, Esquire, without delay, to Carol Dove, c/o delay to GUY LUTZE, ADMINIS- SCHUBERTH, KYLE L. SCHUBERTH JOHN SLINGER, EXECUTOR, c/o ferson Lane, Huntingdon, Valley, RAYMOND H. LEMISCH, EXECUT-
2332 South Broad Street, Phil- Hope Bosniak, Esq., Dessen, TRATOR, c/o Benjamin L. Jerner, and TARRESSA Y. HOLMES, AD- Amy F. Steerman, Esq., 1900 PA 19006. OR, c/o Rachel Fitoussi, Esq., 62
adelphia, PA 19145, Moses & Rossitto, 600 Easton Esq., 5401 Wissahickon Ave., Phil- MINISTRATORS, c/o Lawrence S. Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19103, W. Princeton Rd., Bala Cynwyd, PA
Or to his Attorney: Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090, Ex- adelphia, PA 19144, Chane, Esq., One Logan Square, Or to his Attorney: ESTATE OF THOMAS HYLAND La 19004,
MARCO J. CAPONE ecutrix. Or to his Attorney: 130 N. 18th St., Philadelphia, PA AMY F. STEERMAN VELLE a/k/a THOMAS LaVELLE, Or to his Attorney:
2332 South Broad Street Dessen, Moses & Rossitto BENJAMIN L. JERNER 19103, AMY F. STEERMAN LLC THOMAS H. La VELLE, DECEASED. RACHEL FITOUSSI
Philadelphia, PA 19145 600 Easton Road JERNER LAW GROUP, P.C. Or to their Attorney: 1900 Spruce St. Late of Philadelphia 62 W. Princeton Rd.
Willow Grove, PA 19090 5401 Wissahickon Ave. LAWRENCE S. CHANE Philadelphia, PA 19103 LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
ESTATE OF EDDIE MAE LITTLE, Estate of Jonathan Kleinbard, De- Philadelphia, PA 19144 BLANK ROME DBN CTA on the above Estate have
DECEASED. ceased One Logan Square ESTATE OF PHILIP C. SAVOCA, DE- been granted to the undersigned, CORPORATE NOTICES
Late of Philadelphia Late of Philadelphia, PA. ESTATE OF JOSEPH F. LENTINI, 130 N. 18th St. CEASED. who request all persons having NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Art-
LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION LETTERS TESTAMENTARY DECEASED. Philadelphia, PA 19103 Late of Philadelphia County, PA. claims or demands against the es- icles of Incorporation have been
DBN CTA on the above Estate have on the above estate have been Late of Philadelphia Estate of Margaret A. Flanigan, De- LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the tate of the decedent to make known filed with the Department of State
been granted to the undersigned, granted to the undersigned, who LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on ceased. above Estate have been granted to the same and all persons indebted of the Commonwealth of
who request all persons having request all persons having claims the above Estate have been gran- Late of Philadelphia, PA. the undersigned, who request all to the decedent to make payment Pennsylvania at Harrisburg,
claims or demands against the es- or demands against the estate of ted to the undersigned, who re- LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on persons having claims or demands without delay to JACQUALINE Pennsylvania, for the purpose of
tate of the decedent to make known the decedent to make known the quest all persons having claims or the above estate have been gran- against the estate of the decedent LAWLESS, ADMINISTRATRIX - obtaining a Certificate of Incorpora-
the same and all persons indebted same, and all persons indebted to demands against the estate of the ted to the undersigned. All per- to make known the same and all DBNCTA, c/o Adam S. Bernick, tion pursuant to the provisions of
to the decedent to make payment the decedent to make payment decedent to make known the same sons having claims against or in- persons indebted to the decedent Esq., 2047 Locust St., Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Business Corpor-
without delay to ZIPPORAH PER- without delay, to Joan M. Klein- and all persons indebted to the de- debted to the estate should make to make payment without delay to PA 19103, ation Law of 1988, as amended.
RIN, ADMINISTRATRIX - DBN CTA, bard, Executrix, c/o Gary A. Zlot- cedent to make payment without claims known or forward payment DOMINICK C. SAVOCA, EXECUT- Or to her Attorney: ASPIRE AUTISM INC. has been in-
c/o Howard B. Zavodnick, Esq., 123 nick, Esq., Zarwin Baum DeVito Ka- delay to JOSEPH A. LENTINI, to Susan V. Wertz, Administratrix, OR, care of Jonathan F. Altman, Es- ADAM S. BERNICK corporated under the provisions of
S. Broad St., Ste. 1220, Phil- plan, Schaer & Toddy, PC, 1818 KATHLEEN ANN LENTINI and c/o Joseph J. Marinaro, Esq., 421 quire, 1695 Knob Lane, LAW OFFICE OF ADAM S. BERNICK the Pennsylvania Business Corpor-
adelphia, PA 19109, Market St., 13th Fl., Philadelphia, LAWRENCE A. LENTINI, JR., AD- Bustleton Pike, Feasterville, PA Phoenixville, PA 19460, 2047 Locust St. ation Law of 1988, as amended.
Or to her Attorney: PA 19103 or to their attorneys, MINISTRATORS, c/o Howard M. 19053. Or to his Attorney: Philadelphia, PA 19103 Hill Wallack LLP
HOWARD B. ZAVODNICK Gary A. Zlotnick, Esq. Soloman, Esq., 1760 Market St., ESTATE OF MARIA C. DiPAOLA JONATHAN F. ALTMAN Francis J. Sullivan, Esq.
ZAVODNICK, ZAVODNICK & Zarwin Baum DeVito Ste. 404, Philadelphia, PA 19103, a/k/a MARIA CECELIA DiPAOLA, THE ALTMAN LAW FIRM, LLC ESTATE OF WALTER M. FAVAC- 777 Township Line Road
LASKY, LLC Kaplan Schaer & Toddy, PC Or to their Attorney: MARIA DiPAOLA, DECEASED. 1695 Knob Lane CHIA, SR. a/k/a WATER FAVAC- Suite 250
123 S. Broad St., Ste. 1220 1818 Market St., 13th Fl. HOWARD M. SOLOMAN Late of Philadelphia Phoenixville, PA 19460 CHIA, DECEASED. Yardley, PA 19067
Philadelphia, PA 19109 Philadelphia, PA 19103 1760 Market St., Ste. 404 LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the Late of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19103 above Estate have been granted to ESTATE of RICHARD JAMES WAL- LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the Notice is hereby given that Articles
ESTATE OF GEORGE D. facebook.com/jewishexponent the undersigned, who request all LASH, DECEASED above Estate have been granted to of Incorporation were filed for Cov-
HUMPHREYS, DECEASED. To place an persons having claims or demands Late of Philadelphia the undersigned, who request all er Real Estate Inc with the Com-
Late of Philadelphia Follow us on ad in the against the estate of the decedent LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on persons having claims or demands monwealth of Pennsylvania on
LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the Real Estate to make known the same and all the above Estate have been gran- against the estate of the decedent January6, 2020. the address of this
above Estate have been granted to @jewishexponent persons indebted to the decedent ted to the undersigned, who re- to make known the same and all corporation's registered office is
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persons indebted to the decedent 215-832-0749 Real Estate Section PA 19103 cedent to make payment without Hill, PA 19026 Business Corporation Law of 1988,
to make payment without delay to call 215.832.0749 Or to his Attorney: delay to Philip P. Wallash, Adminis- as amended.
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311. cedent to make payment without
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Sylvia Berue Abbott, On January 12, 2020, of Karl Borish, on January 16, 2020. Beloved Rosalyn (nee Rothberg) Goldman, On Janu- Frank Lee Kessler, January 14, 2020, of Bala Gilda Schwarzman (nee Fried) was born in
Media, PA, formerly of Willingboro, NJ Be- husband of the late Estelle (nee Goldhaber). ary 15, 2020 beloved wife of the late Bobby Cynwyd, PA. Beloved husband of Cece (nee Union City, New Jersey to Jacob and Molly
loved wife of the late Sidney Abbott. Loving Devoted and loving father of Risa Muller (Robert) Goldman and devoted mother of Corson). Devoted father of Beth Ann Kessler (nee Rappaport) Fried. She studied piano un-
mother of Dr. Janice (Don) Horowitz, Dr. (Scott), Julie Segrave-Daly (Richard), and the Mona & Marc Yudkoff and Bonnie & Jay Eis- and Nancy (Daniel) Carpey. Cherished grand- der Ms. Lucy Boyan-Balakian, thrilled to The
Vicky (Dr. Joel) Fiedler and Dr. Robert (Dr. late Rebecca Werley (Chad). Loving grand- ner, loving Bubby of Dari & Jon Pogach, Al- father of Valerie (Jason) Dabrow and Car- Shadow on the radio, idolized FDR, and
Amy) Abbott, also survived by her cherished father of Molly and Joshua Werley and Carlyn iza & Ariel Glasner, Shira Yudkoff & Peter oline Carpey. Proud great-grandfather of Dara graduated from Union Hill High School. She
8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. and Sophia Segrave-Daly. Funeral services Clark, Samuel & Ariel Eisner and David Eis- Skye Dabrow. Brother of Eileen K. Sussman played on stage as a soloist in front of the
Sylvia had a long career as a teacher at John will be private. Contributions in his memory ner. Cherished and adored Bubby Roz To z"l and Bobbi Barrett. Contributions in his Jersey City Philharmonic Symphony Orches-
F. Kennedy/Willingboro High School in the may be made to WEL Main Line Employee Raviv, Na’ama, Sivan, Lev, Raffi, Ori, Roi & memory may be made to JDRF, American tra. She earned a Certificate in Piano from the
Willingboro School District. Contributions in Appreciation Fund, 100 Halcyon Drive, Media, Eyal. Beloved sister-in-law of Yetta (Pupie) Heart Association, Har Zion Temple C/O The Julliard School of Music, and a Bachelor of
her memory may be made to Hadassah or PA 19063. Goldman. She will be sorely missed. Contri- Ben and Marie Corson Bar and Bat Mitzvah Arts degree from the University of Michigan.
any Charity of the Donor’s Choice. (www.lev- butions in her memory may be made to Fund or the charity of the donor's choice. Her piano playing was broadcast on the cam-
inefuneral.com) GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S Project HOME at www.projecthome.org pus radio station. After turning down a job
RAPHAEL-SACKS JOSEPH LEVINE and SONS offer to play piano for a touring big band, she
JOSEPH LEVINE and SONS GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG'S married Sylvan Schwarzman, who she met in
COHEN RAPHAEL-SACKS MAGID the Catskills. She moved to northeast Phil-
BATOFF adelphia where Sylvan worked in his parent’s
Marvin Clayton Cohen, June 21, 1929 to GORDON Scott Magid, 69, of Mifflinville, PA, formerly dress shop on Frankford Avenue, Schwarz-
Ingeborg (Inge) Virginia Batoff (née January 13, 2020 of Egg Harbor Township, of Philadelphia, died Tuesday morning, Janu- man’s Fashion Shop. She bore two children,
Baumgarten), born May 14, 1929, of Long NJ and Boynton Beach, FL; beloved husband Morris Gordon on Jan. 15, 2020. Husband of ary 14, 2020 of a long illness. Scott spent and the family moved to Huntingdon Valley,
Beach Island, NJ and Boca Raton, FL, passed of Sandy (nee Sherman); loving father of the late Mary, brother of Constance "Connie" many years working in the garment industry; Pennsylvania. After earning a master’s de-
away peacefully on December 29, 2019, in Robin (Brian) Mann, Claudia Herman, and the (late Theodore) Berkowitz, stepfather of in his leisure he enjoyed being with his many gree in education from Temple University,
Spray Beach. A Holocaust survivor who fled late Charles Ira Cohen; cherished grandfath- Mona (Harold) Don and the late Ronald Sing- friends. He was preceded in death by his Gilda was an elementary school classroom
Germany in 1939 for America, Inge traveled er of Lori (Kristin), Mark, Lauren (Andrew), er, grandfather of Sara (Victor) Hyman and parents, Irving and Eileen Magid. He is sur- teacher and then a mathematics specialist in
aboard a steamship full of immigrants, enter- Madeline, Allison (Chris), Johnny, and Michael (Sarah) Don; also survived by 9 great vived by his daughter, Iris, of San Diego Cali- the Philadelphia School District for about 20
ing New York Harbor on her 10th birthday, Arianna; adoring great-grandfather of six grandchildren and beloved uncle to nieces fornia, and his sisters, Ellen (Jedd) Stillman years. Gilda and Sylvan enjoyed Metropolitan
seeing the Statue of Liberty for the first time. great-grandchildren; devoted brother of Mar- and nephews. Contributions in his memory and Deena (Ron) Whitfield, four nieces and Opera season tickets, traveling especially to
Inge cherished her days on Long Beach Is- cella and Sheldon (Sandy); dear uncle of may be made to a charity of the donor's nephews, eight grandnieces and grandneph- Europe, and playing bridge. Family vaca-
land, devoting time to volunteering for the Danielle; treasured great-uncle of Eliana and choice. ews, and his beloved dog, Gypsy. Arrange- tions included national parks in Wyoming and
annual 18 mile run, speaking locally to stu- Avery; and caring cousin of many. Marvin ments by Rosenberg Funeral Chapel, Inc. Colorado. Gilda easily completed the New
dents about her experiences during the Holo- was an extraordinary and strong-willed man. GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S Wilkes-Barre. Donations in his memory can York Times crossword puzzles in ink every
caust, playing bridge as a Life Master and His mind was brilliant, always thinking and RAPHAEL SACKS be made to your favorite charity. Sunday for decades. With a violinist and cel-
meticulously tending to her home, family and going. He was an inventor, builder, and de- list, she performed for about 100 family and
friends in Beach Haven, then later in Spray veloper with a focus in real estate. He cared GROSSO MALISSA friends at Arcadia College. For her 75th birth-
Beach where her late beloved husband, for and helped many people. Of course, he day, she soloed a classical repertoire for
Milton Arthur Batoff, M.D. passed away in also loved McDonald’s and ate there every Jeanne Grosso (nee Nodler), age 93 of Phil- Fay Malissa (nee Radbill) founder and owner about 50 family and friends at the Philmont
November of 2013. She was the loving and day. Marvin will be truly missed. Chapel ser- adelphia, died on Jan. 9, 2020. Wife of the of Fayway Travel, on January 16, 2020. Wife Country Club. Gilda died on December 23,
devoted mother of Steven (Carol) Batoff, vices were held Thursday followed by inter- late Leo Grosso. Mother of Barbara Hertz and of the late Carl. Mother of Julie (Ira) Bortnick 2019 surrounded by her family. She was
Susan (Jeff) Carson, Elanna (Roger) Schwab, ment at Roosevelt Memorial Park. In lieu of Linda Grosso (Brian Fenwick). Daughter of and Robert (Ellen) Malissa. Sister of Emanuel predeceased by her husband of 43 years, and
Michael Baytoff, Diane (John Malik) Batoff, flowers, contributions in his memory may be the late Edward and Evelyn Nodler. Services Radbill. Grandmother of Gabrielle and Joel her brothers Mortimer and Kenneth Fried.
cherished grandmother (Oma) of Josh (Fran), made to the National Kidney Foundation and interment private. Tribute contributions Malissa and Leah Bortnick. Contributions in She is survived by her children, Janet Smith
Jenn (Jesse), Rachael, Dylan, Justin, Jeremy, (www.kidney.org) or the American Cancer in her memory may be made to the Broad her memory may be made to Team Rubicon (Paul) of Plymouth Meeting, PA and Marc
Jesse (Mallory), Juliette (Brett), Gabrielle, Society (www.cancer.com). Www.levinefu- Street Minister, www.broadstreetministry.org Disaster Response teamrubiconusa.org Schwarzman (Lesley) of Princeton, NJ,
Connor, Jacob, Sarah, Michael, Cassidy and neral.com or Philabundance, www.philabundance.org grandchildren Terri Rosen (Samuel) of Ply-
Leo, and adored great grandmother (Oma) of GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S mouth Meeting, PA, Rachel Smith of Phil-
Lucy, Henry, Leo and Max. In lieu of flowers, JOSEPH LEVINE AND SONS GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S RAPHAEL-SACKS adelphia, PA and Jake and Dara Schwarzman,
contributions in her memory may be made to RAPHAEL-SACKS and great grandchildren Spencer and Bayla
museumoftolerance.com, wiesenthal.com, jc- DROSSNER NECOWITZ Rosen. Contributions may be made in her
coflbi.org. A Life Celebration will be held at HERSH memory to the Julliard School of Music or
the Jewish Community Center, 25 E. 25th Ann Drossner (nee Denkin), age 92, died on Helen Necowitz, age 83, died on January 10, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
Street, Long Beach Township, NJ 08008. January 9, 2020. Wife of the late Marvin; Sandra Ruth Hersh (nee Silver). On January 2020. Beloved wife of the late Alan Necowitz.
Date to be determined. Arrangements were mother of Barry (Marlene) Drossner, Steven 9, 2020. Beloved wife of Gary. Devoted moth- Devoted mother of Joel (Lisa) Necowitz, and JOSEPH LEVINE and SONS
under the direction of Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Drossner, and Michael (Stacy) Drossner; sis- er of Brett Hersh (Jennifer), Glen Hersh (Alix) Debra (Jeffrey) Coran. Loving grandmother
Home, Ship Bottom. ter of Helen Cohen; grandmother of David and Jason Hersh (Jaime). Dear sister of of Monica Coran. Contributions in her WARWICK
(Jenny), Stuart, Melanie, and Noah; and Howard Silver. Loving grandmother of Emily, memory can be made to Myasthenia Gravis
BENJAMIN great-grandmother of Emma and Ben. Shiva Julie, Dylan, Zoe, Mallory, Jackson, Matthew, Foundation of America myasthenia.org or to Mitchell R. Warwick, age 77, died on Janu-
will be observed at the home of Stacy and and Sawyer. Contributions in her memory St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 ary 13, 2020. He was a retired Executive who
Alan Terry Benjamin on Jan 10, 2020. Hus- Michael Drossner. Services are Wed., Jan. may be made to the Leukemia and Lymph- St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. resided in Boca Raton, Florida. Beloved hus-
band of Cheryl (nee Brown). Father of Jodi 15th at 11:00 AM PRECISELY graveside at oma Society. www.lls.org band of Joan (nee Moldover); loving father of
(Craig) Kahn and Lauren (Mark) Farucci. Son Mt. Sharon Cemetery, Sec. H, Springfield, PA GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S Scott (Carrie) Warwick and Dana Taylor; dear
of Edith and the late Ellis Benjamin. Brother 19064. GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S RAPHAEL-SACKS brother of Howard Warwick; and devoted
of Steven Benjamin (Joy Brokaw). Grandfath- RAPHAEL-SACKS grandmother of Marlee, Amada, Zachary, and
er of Bradley, Carson, Brittany and Hailey. GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S NISENFELD Owen. Contributions in his memory may be
Contributions in his memory may be made to RAPHAEL-SACKS Honor the memory made to JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Family
The American Heart Assoc. or a charity of the of your loved one... Esther Nisenfeld (nee Dissin), on November Care Options, 215 N. Presidential Blvd., Bala
donor's choice. A Community 21, 2019, of Rockville, MD. Loving mother of Cynwyd, PA or a charity of the donor's
Remembers Call 215.832.0749 to Leon and Eric, sister of Stephen Dissin choice.
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Jersey, the largest synagogue
in Mercer County, named a Israel 360 held a post-mission workshop
new senior rabbi: Rabbi Adena on Jan. 15. During the session, the cohort
Blum. Blum is the associate listened to the testimony of Holocaust survivor
rabbi at Beth Chaim. She joined Peter Stern and learned about the Holocaust
the synagogue as an assistant survivor services and Holocaust educational
rabbi in 2014. She will assume programs that the Jewish Federation of
her new position on July 1. Greater Philadelphia supports.

Rabbi Adena Blum The cohort with Peter Stern
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NextGen’s Leadership Development Program learned about
community engagement on Jan. 7 from leaders at Jewish Relief
Agency, JEVS Human Services, Focus and Makom Community,
as well as a lesson on how to write a dvar Torah from Rabbi David
Levin. 7. Addie Lewis Klein, director of community engagement
at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, moderated the
panel. Founding director of Makom Community Beverly Socher-
Lerner hosted the session and guided the cohort through an
experiential tour of the space.

Volunteers at this month’s Jewish Relief Agency distribution day on Jan. 19

Photos by Andrea Cantor

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