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OF NOTE International ▲ Demonstrators gather at Philadelphia International Airport to protest President Trump's
executive order on immigration.
LGOLOCABAL L Holocaust Liz Spikol
FHierastdlRineseponders Remembrance Day Jewish Groups,
AHtetaednldinae‘Meet Individuals, Respond
MHeaardkleitn’e Commemorated to Trump’s Executive
Icsorpayeli startups seek Order on Immigration
Uco.Sp.ypartners. With Morality
Pcaogpey4. LIZ SPIKOL | JE STAFF ond day in a row the airport saw
Discussion demonstrations against the order.
Page 00 AN ESTIMATED 5,000 people came
LOCAL LIZ SPIKOL | JE STAFF to the Philadelphia International Air- People coming off of SEPTA’s Region-
port on Jan. 29 to join a massive protest al Rail walked through the airport
BLIFaEbSTsYLVEi&eCwULeTdURiEn a THE DORRANCE H. HAMILTON Building’s against President Trump’s executive carrying makeshift signs and poured into
DHiefafedrliennet Light Connelly Auditorium at 10th and Locust was a order on immigration, which he the terminal’s baggage claim area.
THheeadBleianreded Ladies sedate landscape of blond wood desks under signed two days prior. It was the sec-
pcoapyytribute to a harsh fluorescent light — nothing out of the See Immigration, Page 17
Jcoewpyish icon. ordinary for a weekday afternoon in a medical
Pcaogpey9. school classroom.
Page 00 But the presentation given by Thomas Jeffer-
LOCAL son University professor Sal Mangione, which
ended with a large photo of the rings of Saturn,
PFOrOoDtesters Take to transported the large audience to a deeply philo-
SHoecaidaliMneedia sophical moral universe, in which they were
JHeewaidshlinleeaders and forced to confront their own inclinations and
ceolpeybrities vent current behavior.
Pcaogpey1.0 The topic? The problem of collective evil.
The talk by Mangione marked the first time
Page 00 Jefferson has collaborated with the Italian Con-
sulate General of Philadelphia to commemorate
Volume 203080 International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Number 906 Andrea Canepari, consul general of Italy in
Philadelphia, proudly noted that Italy was the sec-
Published Weekly Since 1887 ond country in the world, after Israel, to make
International Holocaust Remembrance Day a full-
fledged national holiday — five years, in fact,
before the U.N. declared it.
Over the phone from the consulate last week,
Canepari explained that Holocaust Remembrance
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Finding the Right Partner at First Responders
Summit a Task for the BIRDs
LOCAL The goal is to develop safe ship — is one of some 20 to 30 ▲ Israeli economic oﬃcial Inon Elroy addresses the ﬁrst responder and
and efficient products that will $1 million grants from the
JON MARKS | JE STAFF help first responders — law Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial security technology summit. Photo provided
enforcement officials, firefight- Research and Development
DRESSED TO KILL, every- ers, paramedics and folks (BIRD) Foundation. “That shows we’re very was initiated by the federal gov-
one kept looking around the working at 911 emergency call
room trying to find that spe- centers — do their jobs. “I represent the BIRD Foun- effective.” ernment and Israel to support
cial someone. They’d talk to dation,” said Vered Nohi,
this person here, then another, Or, as Daniel Cotter, director executive director of the According to Nohi, the cooperation in technology. The
trying to find out if they might of the First Responder Group, Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of deadline application for BIRD program’s existed since 1977 and
be compatible. Science and Technology Direc- Commerce, which arranged the Foundation grants is fast has already given support to
torate at the Department of summit. “They give grants for
Then it was on to the next Homeland Security, put it: “Our Israeli and American compa- approaching. It’s Feb. 15 for more than 800 companies.
one, hoping maybe that the job is to make sure whether nies who do joint ventures that
connection would last. someone’s facing pulling a cat end in commercialization. first responder applicants, “We have different programs
out of as tree or a terrorist event
Sounds like a singles event he has the equipment, training “We’re basically making intro- March 15 for others. in other countries, but this is
at a local establishment? Well, and the technology he needs to ductions of companies so we can
not exactly. be safe and effective.” craft joint ventures. If this money That doesn’t give companies the most prestigious.”
is not spent here in Pennsylvania, like Salamandra Zone, which Cotter, who’s worked with
Welcome to the NextGen To that end, nearly 100 busi- it will go to other regions. has developed technology that Homeland Security since 2005,
First Responders and Home- nesspeople turned out Jan. 25 to
land Security Technologies hear pitches from various com- “This turnout shows how enables elevators to work in the said having this summit and the
Summit at the University City panies and explanations for how much this region values inno- case of fire or other emergen- foundation working on its
Science Center, where startup their products would revolu- vation and commercialization cies when they’re normally shut behalf couldn’t have come at a
companies from Israel trying to tionize the industry. and the ties we have with Israel.
set up shop in the United States This year, seven Israeli-founded
were searching for suitable What they’re seeking — companies opened an office in
American partners. besides business companion- the commonwealth.
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build our main market in the ing rapidly, whether it’s a fire, an
U.S.” said Salamandra CEO active shooter, a terrorism inci-
Marat Maayan, who planned dent or dealing with hazardous
to go to Florida next to meet waste material. They’re the first
other prospective suitors ones on the scene.
before heading back to Tel “Our job is to do research and
Aviv. “It’s good to meet the find the products and materials
main integrators and compa- they can use to do a safer and
nies and hear their opinions, more effective job.
and hopefully we’ll manage to “The way the program is set
find the right partner. up offers to share and leverage
“We found out who was costs. If offers lots of advantages.”
coming here and made connec- In fact, the entire summit
tions with some of them to seemed to accomplish what
meet now or later.” Nohi and the BIRD Foundation
As far as Israel is concerned, were seeking.
this is a win-win, with Philadel- “We were able to bring
phia’s warmth toward new together people with expertise
businesses making it the perfect from different aspects of first
landing spot for expansion- responders and Homeland
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After 10 Years of Involvement, Mitch Sterling
Reﬂects on Work with Jewish Federation MITCHSTERLING
PROFILES IN GIVING gatherings, like happy hours. can be easy to get caught up in then once you start getting
Then he was all aboard the diverse, often competing involved, it’s very easy to stay
MARISSA STERN | JE STAFF responsibilities and commit- involved. It always feels good to
Jewish Federation train. ments — you get pulled in a lot volunteer and give back, but it
FOR MITCH STERLING, phi- From there, the Lower Meri- of directions. With that in never feels like work or service.”
mind, it’s extremely fulfilling to
lanthropy becomes more on native, who grew up as a make the affirmative choice to That idea is why he would
member of Har Zion Temple, opt in and engage in something encourage others to get involved
enjoyable when it’s personal. started working with the Jewish that you want to do but don’t with something like NextGen. Photo provided
Federation’s Leadership Devel- have to do.”
Sterling, a director of busi- opment Program, which is “Attaching yourself to a
geared for young professionals Sterling hopes to spread that broader community and work-
ness development at Blank ages 22 to 45. message to other young profes- ing toward positive change
sionals looking to dip their toes locally and globally is really
Rome, has been involved with He followed that path to vol- in philanthropy — especially rewarding on a personal level.
unteer for and eventually chair because, as he sees it, being When you’ve made that choice
the Jewish Federation of the Jewish Federation’s Renais- involved with something like to give your time and your dol-
sance Group, also geared for Jewish Federation has a lot of lars to something meaningful
Greater Philadelphia in some young professionals, which is perks to it besides the philan- to you and helpful to others,
now known as NextGen. thropy aspect. everybody benefits,” he said.
capacity since 2005, but the “Cook For a Friend pro-
“I always had an interest in Participating was easy for “Getting involved in grams and JRA distributions
connection to philanthropy and helping those in the Jewish him because he realized how NextGen specifically, and Fed- provide our volunteers oppor-
community that were in need,” much his community work eration more broadly, has tunities to do just that. When
community involvement said the 39-year-old. “Volun- was intertwining with other provided me with ongoing people have an opportunity to
teering with [Jewish] Federation parts of his life. opportunities to grow, learn connect with the recipients of
stretched back before that. has allowed me to be a part of and lead while serving the com- [Jewish] Federation funding,
something that is larger than “It was pretty easy to say ‘yes’ munity,” he added. they feel really good about
While a law school student at the default routine of everyday with that in mind,” he said. “And where their money is going —
life. As a young professional it “Just as importantly, it has and give generously.”
Villanova University, he served provided me with the satisfac-
tion of knowing that I have For him, giving back is part
as chair of the Jewish Law Stu- engaged others.” of his identity. He has become
more involved with national
dents Association — “which His family was active with initiatives like National Young
other Jewish Federation efforts Leadership Cabinet, a leader-
was not a huge group at Villano- and work in the Jewish commu- ship philanthropic program of
nity while he was growing up. Jewish Federations of North
va,” he quipped — and started His mother has been a support- America aimed at people
er of Israel Bonds for several between 30 and 45.
getting involved with the Jewish years and other family members
were a part of the Soviet Jewry But he’s also looking to
Graduate Student Network with movement early on. increase his efforts and connec-
tions with local initiatives.
Hillel. That eventually led to He would also participate in
activities such as food distribu- “I always had felt like Jewish
invitations to Jewish Federation tion with Jewish Relief Agency philanthropy was something to
(JRA), of which he is now a be embraced and something
Colleen Maguire, former owner and stylist of Cielo Salon and spa, is proud board member, for many years, that connects me to my roots,
to announce that she is back! Looking forward to seeing everyone at the which taught him a new way to my family, the Philadelphia
new salon. Call for an appointment or just drop in to say hello. appreciate the work. Jewish community, and to oth-
ers around the world,” he said.
Excited to be able to bring beauty back to 2017! Creating a personal connec-
tion is key, he noted, which may After being involved for a
M AN AYU N K be especially true for the younger little more than 10 years now,
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“What’s been particularly
“Before you ask anybody for valuable is the way that my
a donation, you want to show involvement has become a very
them why their gift is needed natural and positive extension of
and where it’s going,” he said. my everyday life,” he said.
“Any successful campaign
aimed at young professionals “After a decade of involve-
must be rooted in engagement. ment, my philanthropic,
Really, you want to provide a professional and social circles
hands-on experience to hear are deeply connected in the best
the story, see the need, and if possible way.” l
appropriate, connect with the
recipients. This article is part of an occa-
sional series of profiles of Jewish
Federation of Greater Philadel-
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never been easy for Israeli Jews. hand. “They’re our neighbors. Rabbi Binyamin Silver,
Dr. Norman Ornstein,
Besides the language adjust- “They’ve come to America and Kosher Chef Paula Shoyer
ments and cultural differences, for business opportunities or to
getting acclimated to an unfamil- study or because their family is Innovative kosher menus
iar area has often caused them to there and America has become featuring the freshest ingredients
step away from the mainstream. their home. They still feel a
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non-Israeli neighbors and, in don’t have the same Israeli identi-
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and bring both segments of the That’s kind of what the IAC
community closer together. was hoping for when it began there’s a different kind of to plant trees in Haifa, which speak English and had to go to
Since opening an office here five operations in Philadelphia, the Judaism, and they’re looking has been ravaged by forest fires. school and make new friends.
months ago, it’s already made 10th of what is now 11 markets. for an affiliation. What we’re
inroads through Shishi Israeli, a doing is bringing Israelis For both adults as well as “When people have a com-
joint program combining Shab- “Ten percent of the Jewish together to be part of the local children, such an experience munity around to help them,
bat dinner and services. population here are Israeli, and Jewish community.” can prove invaluable. that makes it so much easier. You
most of them are not affiliated don’t have to be religious to feel
And they’re just getting with any synagogue or feeling Some 275 people attended a “I’ve lived here since I was Jewish here. You just have make
started, with Main Line Reform part of the local Jewish commu- September Sukkot event at 12,” said Iris Hami, chair of more of an effort. It’s important
Temple (MLRT) hosting a Tu nity,” explained Yoni Ari, IAC MLRT. More are expected for IAC’s Philadelphia region, for us to make that effort.”
B’Shevat celebration on Feb. 10. executive director for the tri- the Tu B’Shevat event, where whose family came to Long
MLRT Rabbi David Straus said state region. “Our mission is to they’re hoping to raise money Island in the early 1990s. “I still See Shishi, Page 8
his congregation is thrilled to bring those Israelis together remember the time I didn’t
be a part of it. with their Jewish friends and be
part of the Jewish community.
“I am absolutely convinced
the best way to engage people “There’s a cultural gap
who feel a deep, emotional between Israelis and American
attachment to Israel is not by Jews. Most Israelis are secular
arguing politics, but by con- and don’t have any particular
necting and getting to know synagogue connection. Here,
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Super Sunday Volunteers Look Forward
to Another Day of Service
LOCAL “I’ve been involved in the group, and the Foundation for “Hillel always likes to get Photos from the Jewish Federation
Jewish community and Jewish Jewish Day Schools. students out to support the of Greater Philadelphia 2016 Super
RACHEL KURLAND | JE STAFF community work for many organization,” he said. “And Sunday event. Last year, hundreds
years,” he said. “I know the This will be Gold’s 25th ever since I got involved with volunteered and made phone calls
IF YOU THOUGHT all the importance of raising money for Super Sunday, and now he what’s now NextGen in the at Jack M. Barrack Hebrew
fun and excitement would be Jews in our community and also mainly trains callers — he Jewish Federation, I’ve been Academy and Shir Ami in Bucks
over Feb. 5 after the Super Bowl elsewhere, including Israel. I explains how to fill out a pledge going regularly.” County to raise more than $1 million
(and more importantly for know it doesn’t happen by itself. for the Jewish community.
some, the Puppy Bowl), things It requires real effort and com- card and what to say to donors Prine is on the Jewish Feder-
will be “super” again the follow- mitment from all of us. And — and provides moral support ation Board of Trustees and is Photos by John Dimaio
ing weekend. I truly believe we’re responsible for the Chester County high the chair of NextGen.
for each other, and this is a great schoolers who help out. like a community event than
The Jewish Federation of way to make that happen.” “[Super Sunday] is always a a fundraiser.
Greater Philadelphia will host “I love training the kids good way for people to come out
Super Sunday Feb. 12 with hun- He never puts a dollar especially that have never made and see where the money goes, “You’ll see the Chabad
dreds of volunteers from the amount on his goals for the day, calls before because they’re just get to help and be a part of it,” he rabbi sitting next to the Re-
Jewish community to help raise but plans to spend as much so excited and they feel really added. “There’s a lot of people constructionist rabbi — all the
funds for the Jewish Federation. time as he can on the phone good even before they get on who expect the call on Super different synagogues come out
and raise as much as possible. the phones,” he said. Sunday and they’ve been getting and support,” he noted. “It’s
People of all ages volunteer the call on Super Sunday for awesome to see what Philadel-
their time to make phone calls Sheinberg will head to the But the most important years, and the person who’s just phia can do in a day when we
to potential and past donors. JRA warehouse in the morning thing he teaches the kids is to happy to be able to write their put our differences aside and
New this year, Super Sunday and he registered for a calling smile on the phone. $18 or $36 check sometimes focus on how similar we are in
will begin at the Jewish Relief shift in the afternoon, but he makes them feel good, so that’s the community.”
Agency (JRA) warehouse in said he’ll “hang around as long “If you smile, people can always nice. That’s my favorite
Northeast Philadelphia to as I’m needed.” really kind of [feel] that on the part: the person who’s really The JRA food distribution
package and deliver food for phone,” he said. “Especially proud to be able to give their gift.” will be at 10980 Dutton Road
those in need. He is co-chair of the Bucks when the kids are calling, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Three
County Jewish Coalition and is because they’re calling mostly In some ways, Prine said calling shifts will follow until 8
These volunteers are crucial on the Jewish Federation Board smaller donors. It’s like the one Super Sunday feels more p.m. (Also, BYOC — Super
when it comes to fundraising, of Trustees; the Policy, Strategy touch a year that some of the Sunday is going wireless, so
which goes into the general fund and Funding Committee; and donors get, so we want the kids bring your cellphone and
pool that aids numerous Jewish the North American board of to be enthusiastic and ready to charger to make calls.)
institutions and programs. the Union for Reform Judaism. go — and the adults, too.”
For more information or
These pro volunteers have Now that he is retired, he Marc Prine started volun- to register for the day, visit
been calling on behalf of the said he has more time to devote teering for Super Sunday 12 jewishphilly.org/supersunday. l
Jewish Federation for a com- to Jewish organizations with years ago with Hillel at
bined half a century, so they “more gusto.” Temple University. Contact:
know a thing or two when it
comes to Super Sunday. “It’s just work that I enjoy [email protected];
doing,” he said.
This will be Alan Sheinberg’s 215-832-0737
13th time. In addition to call- David Gold is also active in
ing, he’s trained many people to several Jewish Federation-relat-
speak on the phones. ed organizations: the
“Depending upon what’s Philadelphia-Netivot-Sedot
needed, I’m willing to do either,” Negev committee, the Kehillah
said Sheinberg, who has prior of Chester County, the Jewish
experience working in fundrais- Federation Board of Trustees,
ing as a business owner. Federation’s LGBT affinity
Shishi “Last time we had maybe 50 their connection with Israel?’ It ▲ From left: Local IAC council members Yoni Ari, Schmuel Yankelewitz,
kids. This time, we’re hoping was bothering me then.
Continued from Page 7 for more.” Arie Cohen, Iris Hami, Ben Strauss, Moshe Porat, Yerach Daskal and
“That’s why I like the job of
The results are promising. That’s quite a difference from the IAC. We want to keep Sharona Durry Photo provided
“We had it during Sukkot, what Ari remembers when he Hebrew and tradition alive in our
and it was phenomenal,” said moved here 28 years ago. children. For Israeli Jewish
Straus, who’s hopeful this could Americans, in order to keep their
lead to other educational and “At that time, there were few Jewishness, they need their
cultural projects, perhaps even a Israelis on the Main Line,” Israeli spirit. What we’re trying to
joint trip to Israel. “They spent recalled Ari, who has plans to do is bring them all together and
time in the sukkah, the commu- bring IAC events to Elkins Park, celebrate as Jewish Americans.” l
nity prepared the main course South Jersey and Delaware in
and we had a band which led us the near future. “When I saw Contact:
in singing and dancing. Israeli kids my age, I wondered,
‘Will the next generation be [email protected];
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Homework Bar Subtracts
Tutoring Stigma, Adds
LOCAL me and said, ‘I know this guy, I chase a monthly pass for $149, piece and combine it with “They really took into men-
want you to come meet him, which includes unlimited homework, whereas tradition- toring me, answering questions
RACHEL KURLAND | JE STAFF and I want to start an organiza- weekday help as well as extra ally you think of homework as they came.”
tion to perpetuate his legacy,’” tutoring on Sundays. and it’s boring.”
BALA CYNWYD’S HOTTEST she recalled. She hopes students at the bar
bar serves up multiplication “You don’t want to be the kid Tehrani knows the impor- do the same.
instead of libations. “The stuttering community that [needs] tutoring, so this tance of education firsthand.
is small, so in order for this to space takes a stigma out of “You don’t have to need tutor-
The Homework Bar on Mont- be a viable company and organ- that,” Tehrani said. “It’s more of “My dad is in the Oriental ing to have a question one night
gomery Avenue is a collaborative ization, we need to take that a hangout where you’re tricked carpet business, and after Sept. on your homework — why not
social learning environment for method and do something big- into doing homework.” 11 his business took a little bit get the help if it’s there?”
middle and high school students ger with it,” she explained. of a hit, and financially it was
to gain extra tutoring outside the The lounge is nondenomi- difficult to stay in the schools I That message seems to be
constraints of a typical cubicle- The Homework Bar grew national, but many Jewish was at,” she said. getting through.
like setting. out of So2Speak as a way to students stop by from Jack M.
expand that community to edu- Barrack Hebrew Academy, The Overbrook native start- Just last week, a 10th-
The bar and lounge was cre- cation overall in a fun, laidback Perelman Jewish Day School or ed her studies at Perelman, then grader told her, “I wish I had
ated about two years ago by and safe space. local public schools. Akiba (now Barrack), and more homework so I didn’t
co-founders and co-CEOs Ronit although she enjoyed her time have to leave.”
Tehrani and Edward Kraftmann. The building also houses a “A lot of the public school there, she did not receive
enough financial aid to remain “That’s the environment that
It provides about 10 consis- ▲ Above: Lounge and casual study students that are Jewish are able in school. Public schools didn’t we created,” she said — even
tent tutors and two full-time space. Right inset: The study bar to then meet kids that are in the appeal to her, so she said she during midterms.
bar tutors, who help students area. Right: Ronit Tehrani in front of area that they wouldn’t neces- felt forced to drop out.
with their homework one-on- the Homework Bar. sarily know,” she said, which is “I know if [teens] don’t have
one or in groups. Photos provided a great way to network with “I kind of wish I had this a place to go after school,
other students. space when I was in high school,” they’re on the street or in
“One thing for us was find- driving school, Driven 2 Drive, she admitted, though she later friends’ basements, and it’s not
ing people that are passionate which offers driver’s education Tehrani noted that she want- earned her GED. necessarily a safe environment,”
about whatever subjects they’re classes and eliminates the wait ed the space to appeal to teens. she added.
teaching,” Tehrani said. “It’s not time for driver’s licenses com- After a year in Israel, she came
someone who hates chemistry pared to other DMVs. Black and red bar stools back determined to go to college. She said the bar allows stu-
teaching a kid chemistry. It’s surround the black-top bar dents to grow and pursue
someone that’s pursuing it, has “We were the first company that has a multicolored neon “I was always very passion- their passions.
a background in it.” certified by PennDOT to do dri- frame around the bottom ate about entrepreneurship and
ver’s license testing, so students edges. Other walls hold dry business, and I decided I want- “All growth and all creation
They also offer fitness class- don’t necessarily have to go to erase boards, and there are ed to go somewhere where I happens with education,”
es, SAT prep, clubs, games and the DMV anymore. They can several chairs, tables and can continue growing religious- Tehrani said. “I hope they
a pool table, and they are devel- come right here,” Tehrani said. trendy black and red couches. ly,” she said. basically take away the fact
oping classes on robotics, food that they can be a part of
chemistry and coding. On any given day, the lounge “There’s a trend for a lot of She earned her degree from something. They can come
helps around five to 10 stu- kids of going into lounges,” she Touro College’s Lander College here and see that ‘maybe I’m
“If [kids] have an idea, we’ll dents, working with more than said. “Why not take that fun for Women. struggling in this subject or I
go out of our way to make it 100 overall in its two years. don’t like school or I don’t like
happen,” she said. Her teachers there also this,’ but there’s different ways
Students can drop by any inspired her. of finding what you’re pas-
Tehrani developed the pro- day for $15 and receive tutor- sionate about. It’s really
gram through her time as a ing for as long as they like “It was amazing seeing a lot passion that just takes you
2015 Tribe 12 Fellow. (until closing), or they can pur- of successful women who are from being who you are to the
religious and able to work and next level.
But two years before that, also have their religious life and
they started So2Speak, a non- family life,” said 28-year-old “Homework can be fun. It
profit geared toward speech Tehrani, who now considers doesn’t have to be forced.” l
fluency and therapy that helps herself modern Orthodox.
people who stutter. “There were a lot of teachers Contact:
that went out of their way to
“We have a method that has make me feel comfortable. [email protected];
proven to eliminate any strug-
gles they have in their speaking,” 215-832-0737
she said, whether they want to
enhance their public speaking
skills or other reasons.
The method was originally
developed by Harvey Dolinsky,
a man who had a stutter.
Tehrani said he shared his
method online for free.
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Israeli Cachibol for Moms NEWS
Gaining Momentum in U.S. BRIEFS
NATIONAL Such was the genesis of mother doing sports, they also “We have a riot,” Westenberg Banner and Stark
Mamanet, a cachibol league for want to go to play like her. In said. “It’s so much fun. My
every municipality where there experience is coaching young Among Jewish
TOBY TABACHNICK | JE FEATURE mothers who are divided into is Mamanet, the number of girls. Now I’m coaching these
children playing in a sport women, making them run HOF Inductees
teams based on their children’s club, and volleyball specifical- drills. I yell at them; we laugh
ly, raises up. about it. We’re not only there to Former Philadelphia Eagles
OFRA ABRAMOVICH WAS schools and compete against play, but to have a good time.” President Joe Banner and long-
“Second, when mothers start time ESPN columnist Jayson
caught up in the routine of her each other, just as their children to do sports, they become The players run the gamut Stark, who previously covered
aware of an active way of living, from former competitive ath- baseball for the Philadelphia
life as a stay-at-home mom in do on their own sports teams. and they see what they are eat- letes, who are finding Mamanet Inquirer, headline the seven 2017
ing,” she continued, adding that to be a good workout, to mid- inductees into the Philadelphia
Kfar Saba near Tel Aviv when an In a reversal of roles, the chil- because it is typically the moth- dle-aged women who have Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
er who does the cooking, the never played on a team “but are
invitation from a friend not only dren sit in the bleachers rooting whole family benefits from a improving every week,” West- Joining them are former
more healthful diet. enberg said. University of Pennsylvania bas-
changed her world, but may be for their moms. ketball standout Jeff Neuman,
“In Israel, women in sports Back in Israel, the game is former Duke All-America soc-
leading to changes worldwide. Since Abramovich’s launch is very subordinated in terms of forging connections not only cer player Josh Bienenfeld,
money and in terms of facili- between the Jewish mothers on former Olympic rower Ken
“I was in my circle of life, of Mamanet in 2005, the league ties, in terms of everything,” the teams, but across the cultur- Dreyfuss, former Penn tennis
Abramovich said. “And we are al divide as well. star June Eisner and Arie
with my husband, my daughters has taken Israel by storm, with now 16,000 mothers just in Gluck, Israel’s first Olympian in
Israel. Every day, we open Last month, Mamanet track and field in 1952, who lat-
— taking them to courses, doing thousands of mothers partici- another league.” opened a local league in Israel er ran Camp Harlam in the
in Wadi Ara, “with five teams Poconos for 37 years.
the laundry and everything — pating in more than 90 cities In the States, Mamanet that combine mothers from all
leagues can be found in the settlements in the valley Induction ceremonies will
and one day my friend asked me across the Jewish state. The New York and New Jersey, and including Jews, Muslims and take place May 23 at the Gersh-
teams and classes are form- Druze,” said Sharon Vanek, man Y at Broad and Pine streets
to join her to play cachibol,” said sport is now spreading to other ing in Columbus, Ohio, and who does international out- in Center City.
Washington, D.C. reach for Mamanet.
Ambramovich, speaking by countries as well, including NMAJH Offers
Merav Livne-Dill, senior “This is a true example to
phone from Israel. “I said, ‘Leave Austria, Italy, Greece, Cyprus shlicha, or Israeli emissary, at the the change that we hope to Free February
Jewish Community Center of bring, as those mothers who are
me alone. I don’t have time. I’m and the United States. Greater Columbus, decided to engaged in Mamanet will bring Admission
bring Mamanet there as a way to their kids and families to watch
very busy with my stuff.’” The rules of the game are bring people together, as well as the games, and it will change The National Museum of
to bring them closer to Israel. their perspective regarding American Jewish History
But her friend insisted, and based on those of volleyball, their neighbors,” she said. (NMAJH) announced that it
“People are really excited will offer free admission to all
Abramovich, who was 40 at the with the main difference being about it,” Livne-Dill said, adding The first U.S. Mamanet sem- visitors throughout February.
that she eventually hopes to inar, training and tournament The month is being sponsored
time, finally decided to try the that the ball is caught before organize a tournament between will be held in Tenafly, N.J., from by Parkway Corp.
Mamanet players in Columbus March 1 to 5, and will bring
volleyball-like game, known as passing it to the next player or and those in its Partnership together Mamanet leagues from Aside from the core exhibi-
2Gether city of Kfar Saba. around the country. tion, visitors will be able to
newcomb in the United States. over the net. see the 1790 letter from
So far, Columbus has 36 Abramovich has volunteered George Washington to the
She went to the all-women’s The game is more than 150 women playing Mamanet, her time running Mamanet for Hebrew Congregation in New-
divided onto four teams. After the last 11 years because she is port, R.I. In the letter, President
cachibol class and quickly years old. It was invented by a each game, there is time to confident in its potential for Washington proclaims “to
socialize and to plan communi- positive change. bigotry no sanction, to persecu-
became hooked. woman, Clara Baer, who was a ty service programs, such as tion no assistance.” That letter
volunteering at a women’s shel- “You would not believe — will be on view from Feb. 13 to
“This made me so happy physical education instructor at ter, according to Livne-Dill. women that were only going to March 6.
work, and cleaning house, and
because, first of all, I was doing Sophie Newcomb College at In Washington, D.C., the taking care of the children, and And on Presidents Day,
Jewish Community Center has going back home,” she said. “The Feb. 20, visitors from 11 a.m. to
something for myself, and sec- Tulane University in New hired an experienced volleyball circle of life was so routine, and 3 p.m. will be greeted by an
coach to get its Mamanet pro- now they found themselves. actor portraying George Wash-
ond, I felt like I was 16 years old Orleans. It was the second team gram up and running. Mamanet is a club for them to do ington and experience
a lot of things. It’s a blessing for interactive tours highlighting
sport to be played by Patti Westenberg, who them, and they appreciate it.” l the theme of religious freedom
played Division I volleyball and other family activities.
women in the United and has coached at the college Toby Tabachnick is a staff writer for There also will be a sensory-
level, has about 20 women — friendly access program for
States after basketball. from their late 20s to early 50s the Jewish Chronicle, an affiliated children, teens and adults of
— registered to play. all abilities.
The women who publication of the Jewish Exponent.
play in the Mamanet are
having fun, Abramovich
said, but the require-
ments to participate
“It’s a required obli-
gation to come once a
week to training and
▲ Mamanet players from Kfar Saba, Bat Yam once a week to a game,”
and Givatayim, all in Israel, compete in a she explained, adding
Mamanet tournament last October. that she modeled the
Yossi Lazarof league on the rules of
again,” she said. “It really brought the National Volleyball Asso-
me back to my happy time in ciation, with games starting on
high school, and it is a team time and strict adherence to
game, so everybody’s together.” such details as the height of
Abramovich began to regu- the net.
larly play cachibol, bringing her While Mamanet provides
young girls along to cheer her physical activity and com-
on. Then inspiration struck. radery for the players, their
“I said, ‘OK, if I enjoy it so families have been reaping sig-
much and I see how much my nificant rewards as well,
daughters are happy for me and Abramovich said.
come to see my playing, I said, “What happens is two
‘Every mother should play it — things,” she explained. “First of
every mother,’” she recalled. all, when the children see their
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Holocaust mented upon again prior to of us — especially those in the ▲ Dr. Mark L. Tykocinski, Italian Consul General Andrea Canepari and Dr.
Mangione’s presentation, in medical profession? Salvatore Mangione came together to commemorate International
Continued from Page 1 remarks by Mark L. Tykocinski, Holocaust Remembrance Day at Jefferson University's Hamilton Building.
provost of Thomas Jefferson Mangione first became
Day was common in Italy, University and dean of its Sid- interested in this question of Photo provided
marked throughout the country ney Kimmel Medical College. collective evil and personal
by plenty of school and commu- responsibility after visiting con- The question, then, is what ing,” he said. “Although these
nity programming. Tykocinski, the son of two centration camps in Europe. makes some people choose evil traits make us ‘good citizens’ in
Holocaust survivors, started by while others choose good? normal times, in times of emer-
“[This day] is very dear to speaking about two of the 20 “When you do that, life sud- gency, they may prevent us
Italian people,” Canepari said. Italians who have been desig- denly changes,” he said on the Mangione featured several from doing the right thing.”
“It is important to be aware of nated Righteous Among the phone from his office last week, studies about obedience to
the history so we are aware of Nations, including a poor labor- “because you realize this is authority and showed a clip Can an allegiance to authori-
the dangers of not respecting er who gave Primo Levi bread. what people do.” from the BBC’s The Nazis: A ty and rigid personalities
human dignity … and of racial Warning From History, in explain human experimentation
discrimination.” “But it’s more than that,” he As a physician, he was espe- which a female Nazi tried to in Tuskegee and Guatemala?
said. “The fact is that 80 percent cially interested in the way that explain why she didn’t object Can it explain why more than 90
Though the consulate does of Italian Jews survived World doctors became perpetrators. even though she knew what she percent of medical professionals
Holocaust Remembrance Day War II — that is, of the 45,000 was doing was wrong. in Germany were involved in
programming every year in Jews counted in Mussolini’s “We were the most Nazified some way in human experimen-
Philadelphia — often in conjunc- census of 1938, about 8,000 profession in the Third Reich,” Her answer? “When the tation during World War II?
tion with Congregation Mikveh died in Nazi camps, about 7,000 he said. masses were shouting ‘Heil,’
Israel — the new partnership managed to flee, about 30,000 what could one do?’” Mangione posed the ques-
with Jefferson was an effort to lived in hiding before being lib- He began to read voraciously tions but did not give easy
broaden the conversation. erated by Allied troops. on the Holocaust and found him- Mangione presented the answers.
self wondering, also, about those audience with his “diagnostic
“We really believe it is “That compares to 9 percent who rescued and resisted — a criteria for genocide as a dis- Still, the audience — which
important to not just to talk to of prewar Poland’s 3.3 million tragic minority, he noted. What ease”— blind obedience to included Jefferson CEO
the same circle of people who Jews surviving, 16 percent in made those rescuers tick? If we authority, a humiliated or Stephen Klasko and several
are already aware, but to try to Romania, 15 percent in Lithua- understood that, he thought, we threatened nation, a dehuman- staffers from the ADL —
educate the general public,” nia and so on.” might be able to prevent such evil ized minority, demagogic and clapped long and loud after he
said Canepari, who added that from happening again. evil leadership, and most was done. When Mangione
the week’s programming was What made the difference, importantly, the silence or inac- presented the same talk at the
part of Ciao Philadelphia, a said Tykocinski, were “individ- Using video, photographs tion of the good guys. national meeting of the Amer-
cultural platform that aims to ual acts of bravery by and written text on a large ican College of Physicians in
celebrate Italians’ contributions individuals isolated from each screen, Mangione took the He then listed the qualities May 2015, the audience gave
to the region. other who made this incredible audience on a journey through that characterized the rescuers him a standing ovation.
human difference.” the worst of human behavior, he’d studied: They were mostly
Canepari and the Anti- demonstrating that though the social outsiders, they saw the Despite having so much
Defamation League’s board It was up to Mangione, an Holocaust was unique in many world in a range of grays bleak content that it caused
chair Judith Meyer co-wrote an Italian-born pulmonologist ways, it was not an aberration rather than in black and white, Mangione’s daughter to say,
op-ed in the Philadelphia who teaches humanities at Jef- in history. they were independent-mind- “Thanks, Dad, I can go slit my
Inquirer celebrating Italy’s com- ferson, to interrogate the ed in terms of religion and wrists now,” his talk also
mitment to human dignity, question of why: What made Drawing on a wide variety of politics, and they shared “an inspires audience members to
citing a history both “heroic the good Italians capable of sources — from Euripides to amiable disregard for rules find the moral courage within
and wrenching.” doing the right thing? Where Primo Levi, Spinoza to Camus, and authority.” to do the right thing.
does moral courage come Thomas Hobbes to Calvin and
The complex nature of Italy’s from? Why does it fail so many Hobbes — Mangione demon- Such qualities are often lack- After all, as Mangione point-
Holocaust history was com- strated the way that humans are ing, Mangione said, in his ed out, there is no one to save
endlessly capable of commit- target audience: people in the us but ourselves.
ting atrocities against each medical profession.
other. For those who missed Man-
“Physicians tend to be gione’s talk, a version of it is
The Armenian genocide. instead primarily mainstream, available on the YouTube
The Cambodian Killing Fields. often intolerant of ambiguity, account of Cooper Medical
Argentina’s Dirty War. Sabra usually conservative, prone to School at Rowan University. l
and Chatila. Rwanda. Bosnia. authoritarianism, and less
The Trail of Tears — these and empathetic as a result of going Contact: [email protected];
many more instances of human through schooling and train-
cruelty flashed on the screen to 215-832-0747
prove Mangione’s point.
He also quoted Thucydides,
who wrote, “It will be enough
for me, however, if these words
of mine could be used by those
who want to understand clearly
the events that happened in the
past, and which, human nature
being what is, will, at some time
or other and in much the same
ways, be repeated in the future.”
Despite such dark conclu-
sions, Mangione emphasized,
that human beings are a combi-
nation of good and evil, and
can choose to be good.
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Immigration to El Salvador alone, and then he said. “We have a biblical mandate The Zionist Organization of fleeing persecution. … Reset-
made her way to the United to be there for the stranger; it America released a statement in tled refugees have consistently
Continued from Page 1 States, never to see her family says that countless times in the favor of the executive action. boosted the economy, and
members again. Torah. It’s our obligation.” enriched our culture and plu-
There, toddlers held signs Locally, more than 85 rab- ralistic ethos.
that said, “We welcome you” “I feel very strongly con- Even SEPTA’s transit chief, bis from the Philadelphia area
and “Thank you, ACLU,” and nected to refugees and their Thomas J. Nestel III, was signed a HIAS letter calling “The United States currently
waved American flags. A struggle,” Stern said. struck by the Jewish presence: on the government to keep has one of the most stringent
teenager played a ukulele and “WOW. Protester just told me America’s doors open to immigrant vetting policies in
sang “This Land Is Your Land.” Rona Buchalter, director of about his father fleeing Nazi refugees. the world and this should con-
An airport staffer played Bob refugee programming and Germany and then being draft- tinue. In the midst of a severe
Marley on a radio, while organ- planning at HIAS PA, was also ed in the US Army to fight The Jewish Community international refugee crisis, we
izers funneled crowds into in the arrivals hall, where she’d Nazis,” Nestel tweeted. “That’s Relations Council (JCRC) of have to balance our legitimate
approved areas. spent much of the day dealing why he’s here.” the Jewish Federation of concern about radical Islam
with immigration issues for a Greater Philadelphia also with our core values and histo-
The demonstrators were of HIAS refugee. Numerous national Jewish released a statement declaring ry, which dictate that we remain
all races and age groups, but the groups have released state- its opposition to the executive a haven for immigrants.”
Jewish presence was impossible “You know, it’s hard,” she ments opposing Trump’s order, characterizing the Amer-
to ignore. Had 6ABC’s chopper said, when asked how she felt executive order, including ican immigrant experience as Nancy Baron-Baer, regional
gotten aerial shots of the crowd, about the executive order and HIAS, the American Jewish “one of the country’s greatest director of the ADL, echoed
they surely would have shown the thick crowds around her. “I’m Committee, the Anti-Defama- sources of strength.” those thoughts.
innumerable heads topped with sick to my stomach about what’s tion League, Bend the Arc
yarmulkes. happening, and worried about Jewish Action, American Jew- “We are deeply concerned “While we believe we need
the people and worried about ish World Service and J Street. about President Trump’s strict screening to keep Ameri-
Many of the demonstrators’ the nation. People are scared.” actions on immigration,” the ca safe, the refugees that are
signs had Jewish themes: Groups representing all four JCRC statement read. “These fleeing these situations are fac-
“Jewish refugee from Soviet At the same time, she noted, denominations also released pronouncements not only ing violence and unimaginable
Union/This is not the America “it’s also been really exciting to statements opposing the order: severely restrict immigration, circumstances.
that welcomed my family” see people come out in force. ... the Religious Action Center they instill fear among existing
and “My father was a wander- We all need to speak out and (Reform), the Orthodox immigrant populations that “To shut the door to them is
ing Aramean.” keep talking and just keep Union, the Rabbinical Assem- they are not welcome and may cruel and is contrary to the val-
pushing back against the things bly (Conservative) and the be at risk. The Jewish people ues of our country.” l
One man held a sign with stars we think are wrong.” Reconstructionist Rabbinical know firsthand the conse-
of David and the words, “Never Association. quences of turning away those Contact: [email protected];
again: Remember the MS St. Louis, That’s what brought David
turned away from the USA in Zvi Kalman and his family from 215-832-0747
1939,” along with a photograph Mount Airy to join the protest.
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the barricade wearing a shirt that The Garden
read, “Stop profiling Muslims.” June Cohen, a retired postal Alzheimer Care Facility
Her cardboard sign read: “Anoth- worker, marveled at the Jewish
er Jewish family against the ban turnout. She was at the airport
and for humanity.” with the retired principal of
William Meredith Elementary
Inside the arrivals hall, Max School, Cindy Farlino, who car-
Stern, who grew up on the ried a sign that read “Jews
Main Line, held a sign with a against the Muslim ban.”
quote from Elie Wiesel: “No
human race is superior, no faith “We know what fascism
inferior. All collective judg- looks like; we are not going to
ments are wrong. Only racists let that happen again,” said Far-
make them.” lino. “This registry is very
reminiscent of what happened
Stern chose the Wiesel quote, he in 1939, and that’s one thing
said, because Trump’s executive that spurred me on.”
order came a day after International
Holocaust Remembrance Day. Orthodox Rabbi Will Keller,
the grandson of immigrants,
He was also motivated came to the airport for slightly
because of his own family histo- different reasons.
ry — including a grandmother
who sailed, at 12, from Austria “I believe deeply in this cause,”
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One Everyday Person Looking for Sly Stone
FILM sort of occurred to me, where when our country was very the music and I believed in new generation, like millenni-
did he go? And maybe I should divided,” he said. “First off, they what I was doing,” he said. “I als who may have never heard
MARISSA STERN | JE STAFF try to find him,” he said with were just emblematic in their thought there was some sense of them. Or the people along
a laugh. makeup as a band, but then their to this search for this lost man the way who asked him if he
WHEN SLY STONE of Sly and music, songs like ‘Everyday Peo- that resonated in me, and I just meant he was looking for
the Family Stone sang, “You can Stone (born Sylvester Stew- ple,’ ‘Stand,’ ‘You Can Make It if stuck to my guns and just kept Sylvester Stallone.
make it if you try” in 1969, he art) is famous not just for his You Try’ — these were all songs working at it.”
probably didn’t know that those music, but also for being a that are still anthems to me. “I just hope that they look at
words would inspire one film- recluse. A Vanity Fair writer got That music, I wouldn’t say it’s There were some moments his lyrics and see that he was talk-
maker to embark on a 12-year him for an interview in 2007 political, but … it makes a state- that were more rewarding than ing about everybody,” Ruben-
journey to create a documen- after searching for nearly the ment and it is inspiring music, others along the way. stone said. “That’s what
tary film about the band. same amount of time as Ruben- especially today.” ‘Everyday People’ is about, is the
stone. In 2011, the New York For instance, Rubenstone acceptance of everybody — not
Michael Rubenstone moved Post found him living in a van Though the film took a even got Sly out of hiding for a who you’re married to, not what
to Los Angeles in 2002 to pursue in L.A. He famously showed up dozen years and there were night when he produced a show color your skin is. We’re all every-
his dreams of becoming an actor. to the 2006 Grammy Awards, times the first-time filmmaker with Sly’s sister, who has a Sly day people and we’re all trying to
which was his first major public wanted to just give up, the tim- and the Family Stone cover get by. And that’s not the only
Although he’s made appear- appearance since 1993 when he ing for its release couldn’t be band, and Sly himself came out song that espouses those ideals.
ances on sitcoms such as The was inducted into the Rock and more fitting. to watch and hear his music
Goldbergs and Grandfathered, Roll Hall of Fame. performed live for the first “The music of Sly and the
the Glenside native also sought “It’s very timely that this film time, in what Rubenstone Family Stone is inspiring and
other means of creative nourish- But public appearances by is finally reaching its culmina- guessed was a “long time.” inclusive and it’s important right
ment. So that got him thinking the “maestro of funk,” as tion premiere at Slamdance in now. So from that sense,
about what inspires him. Rubenstone called him, have 2017 because our country just The overall theme of the metaphorically, I hope they take
been scarce. changed, and it’s also the 50th documentary aligns with the away a vision of America that Sly
The answer: Sly and the anniversary of Sly and the Fam- band’s popular hit: You can had in mind in those late ’60s.”
Family Stone. So 12 years ago, Rubenstone ily Stone — their first album make it if you try.
set out to find this recluse and was released 50 years ago,” he Though, of course, if a view-
But there was one overarch- used the film to chronicle his noted. “Sly is nominated for “That’s what this film sort of er has a more physical reaction
ing question that went along two major awards this year means to me in a lot of ways,” to the music, that’s also part of
from the [Recording Academy] the Germantown Friends Rubenstone’s intention.
— he’s getting a Lifetime School alum said, “because if I
Achievement Award and a didn’t try, I wouldn’t have made “I hope they get down on the
songwriter award — and my lit- it, and that’s the message I’d dance floor, because it’s the
tle film kind of found its way, so love to give to all young film- funkiest s— out there, still to
it’s quite a year for the band.” makers or anyone with a this day,” he enthused.
dream, and I think that’s the
In addition to the cultural message of Sly’s music: You can “This band is a monster, and
timing, he also felt it was time for make it, but you have to try. If I hope they just turn up that
the band to receive the recogni- you don’t try, nothing’s going to bass and let their freak hang out
tion he believes they deserve. happen.” for a minute.” l
“They are an incredible He hopes that the film will Contact:
band, and they did not receive honor the band’s legacy as well
the recognition I feel they as introduce their music to a [email protected];
deserve comparatively to some
of the other major acts of the 215-832-0740
late ’60s — your Doors, your
▲Michael Rubenstone (left), and on the search for Sly Stone (right) Janis, your Jimi and all those
Photos provided guys,” he said.
with it. Namely, where the heck search, as well as the history of Of course, 12 years is a long
time and for Rubenstone, who
is Sly Stone now? the band. Along the way, he met worked with Philly producers
and buddies from his days
Rubenstone went to find out with various characters of the at Adath Jeshurun, Todd and
Dan Shotz, every day was a
in his documentary, On the Sly: rock ’n’ roll world and pop cul- learning process.
In Search of the Family Stone, ture, such as Paul Shaffer, Cor- Learning how to use film-
making tools and how to create
which just had its world pre- nel West and Bobby Womack. proper lighting, among other
technical tasks, was a challenge,
miere at the Slamdance Film Also featured are mem- but one that ultimately paid
off — which was evident by
Festival in Park City, Utah, on bers of the band itself, like the cheering crowds at the
two sold-out screenings at
Jan. 22. Freddie Stone, Cynthia Robin- Slamdance.
“This really came from my son, Vet Stone, Greg Errico and “There was something that
kept me going and I believed in
passion for music. I’ve always Jerry Martini.
loved the music of Sly and the For Rubenstone, highlight-
Family Stone,” said Ruben- ing this band in particular,
stone, who grew up attend- known for their many, many
ing Congregation Adath hits — such as “Dance to the
Jeshurun. Music” — is important because
“It was inspired by the per- of the impact they had even
formance I saw in the Wood- when they started.
stock documentary [Woodstock, “To me, they were a multira-
by Michael Wadleigh] and cial, multi-gender band that
when I arrived in Los Angeles, it came to fruition in the late ’60s
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locally, in Israel and around the world.
Teaching Lessons from the Past to Create a Brighter Future
MORE THAN 70 years after the Holocaust, religious — artwork in any media including painting, sculpture, Holocaust survivors. Their life stories transcend the
hatred, racism and genocide still threaten our world. prints, photography, film and digital media; and cre- decades and teach others about the need to be respon-
As part of its work to create a more just society, the ative dance — solo or group performances. Gift cards sible citizens who help create a more just, accepting
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish will be awarded to winners in three grade groupings — and diverse society. Local classes are encouraged to
Community Relations Council provides a variety of 7th/8th, 9th/10th and 11th/12th. Please note that each take advantage of this important opportunity during
opportunities for community members to learn student must submit an individual online entry form, the annual Youth Symposium on the Holocaust hosted
about the horrors of the Shoah. Last year, the Jewish even for collaborative entries. by the Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Rela-
Federation engaged nearly 3,000 people of all ages in tions Council. New this year, funding for public
Holocaust education programming. All entrants receive a certificate honoring their school groups to attend may be available that could
participation; visual art entries are eligible for inclu- cover all related costs, including transportation.
This year, two of the Jewish Community Relations sion in the June 2017 exhibition at Moore College of
Council’s most effective Holocaust education pro- Art and Design. All awards will be presented at the The symposium programs are open to all students
grams are marking more than 40 years of June 2017 award ceremony held at Moore College. in Greater Philadelphia in grades nine through 12 and
helping young community members learn about, and are offered from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on these four
from, the Holocaust: the Annual Mordechai Competition sponsors include The Memorial dates:
Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition and Exhibition Committee for the Six Million Jewish Martyrs of the
and the Youth Symposium on the Holocaust. Please Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish • Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at St. Joseph’s University
see below for details on each program and to learn Federation of Greater Philadelphia, The Association of in Philadelphia
how local students can participate. Jewish Holocaust Survivors, Blank Rome LLP, Chil-
dren of Jewish Holocaust Survivors Association of • Thursday, March 16, 2017, at West Chester Univer-
Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Philadelphia, Sons and Daughters of Holocaust sity in West Chester
Competition and Exhibition Survivors, The Samuel Pelta Holocaust Education
Named in honor of the young leader who led Jewish Endowment Fund, The Firm of Feldman, Shepherd, • Tuesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 23, 2017,
resistance against Nazi tyranny in the Warsaw Ghetto Wohlgelernter, Tanner, Weinstock and Dodig and at Gratz College in Melrose Park
Uprising in 1943, the Mordechai Anielewicz competi- Moore College of Art and Design.
tion encourages all students in grades seven through12 Each program includes an introductory session with a
in the Greater Philadelphia area to learn about and The deadline for all entries is March 10, 2017. For film, a small group dialogue with Holocaust survivors
respond to the Holocaust through creative expression. a list of themes, detailed entry requirements, and a dynamic keynote presentation. The program fee
resources, accepted formats and the online entry is $4 for each student and teacher, and includes lunch.
Competition entries must focus on themes that form, visit jewishphilly.org/holocaust. For general Additionally, a special professional-development
encourage students to view the Holocaust through a information, contact Beth Razin at 215-832-0536 session for teachers will include training with the
broad perspective of historical experience, reflecting or [email protected] For Holocaust class “Echoes and Reflections” curriculum. All teachers
upon its lessons in terms of their relevance to contem- curriculum support and recommendations on who are new to the symposium receive a free copy of
porary social and political issues. age-appropriate resources, contact Josey Fisher at the curriculum, which includes valuable information
[email protected] to help educators teach the complex issues of the
The categories are: creative writing — essays, Holocaust to today’s students.
short stories, poems or dramatic scripts; music — Youth Symposium on the Holocaust
original vocal or instrumental work written for solo, Today’s high school students are the last generation Youth Symposium sponsors include the Anti-
ensemble, band or orchestral presentation; visual arts who can hear rich, first-hand experiences from Defamation League, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Office for Catholic Education, Association of Jewish
The 2016 Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Exhibition at From left: Manya Perel and Goldie Slivovitz Holocaust Survivors, Blank Rome LLP, Children of
The Galleries at Moore. Jewish Holocaust Survivors Association, Dr. Boris and
of the Association of Jewish Holocaust Minna Anolik Endowment Fund for Holocaust Edu-
cation, Friends Council on Education, Gratz College
Survivors. Photos provided Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center,
Jewish War Veterans Post 697, Julius and Ray
Charlestein Foundation, Memorial Committee for the
Six Million Jewish Martyrs of the Jewish Community
Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia, National
Council of Jewish Women, School District of Philadel-
phia-Division of Social Studies Education, St. Joseph’s
University—Jewish-Catholic Institute, and West
To register for the symposium, visit
jewishphilly.org/symposium. For more information,
contact Beth Razin at [email protected] or
215-832-0536. (Call to confirm if you would like to
bring more than 50 students to one site.) The last day
to register is Feb. 10, 2017; early registration is
advised. There are no refunds for cancellations made
less than 48 hours before the symposium.
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DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES
The Board of Trustees of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center
FOX PINCUS WEISMAN for Jewish Life record with sorrow the passing of their esteemed
colleague and friend
Morton Fox , January 19, 2017, he resided in Howard Pincus, January 17, 2017, of Green- Eleanor Rosenberg Weisman, 83, passed
Lakeside, NJ. Husband of the late Harriet Tai- acres, FL. Husband of Bernice Pincus. Father away on December 31, 2016. She was a lov- A. Richard Kendall, M.D.
tleman, father of Allan (Pattie) Fox and of Robin Berger and Steven Pincus. Grand- ing wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great
Steven (Bridget) Fox; also survived by 3 father of Heather (Douglas) Boneparth. Great- grandmother and friend. Eleanor was born in whose commitment to Jewish causes and philanthropy benefited the
grandchildren. Contributions in his memory grandfather of Hazel. Interment Locustwood Philadelphia, PA and graduated from Temple seniors served by the Abramson Center, and who served as an example
may be made to Bucks County SPCA, P.O. Memorial Park, Cherry Hill, NJ. Contribu- University. After a long career in the travel in- to the entire community.
Box 277 Lahaska, Pennsylvania 18931 tions may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Re- dustry she moved to Boca Raton where she
www.bcspca.org/support/donate-online search Foundation, 1415 Marlton Pike East, has lived for the past 25 years. She was an Dr. Kendall joined the board of the Abramson Center for Jewish Life in
Suite 311, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. active member of Boca Friends For Cancer 1992. Dedicated to the Center’s provision of high-quality medical care,
GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S Sylvester Center, Hadassah, and various he lent his professional expertise as co-chair of the Medical Commit-
RAPHAEL-SACKS PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc. Broken Sound Country Club organizations. tee, and served on the Research, Nominating, Medical Safety, and
Eleanor is survived by her devoted husband Medical Director Search Committees. In 1997, he was honored for his
GOTTSCHALK ROSENBLATT Milton of 60 years. She is also survived by commitment to the Medical Department at the Center’s Medical Staff
her children, Bill (Lauren) Weisman and Mar- Awards Banquet.
Juan Gottschalk, Jan. 22, 2017 at the age of Hilda Rosenblatt (nee Lickstein), age 93, died gie (Marc) Margolies, grandchildren, Josh
91. Husband of the late Harriett (nee Sonis). on January 24, 2017. Wife of the late Harry (Liz), Alison and Jason Weisman and An- With his wife, Debby, Dr. Kendall generously supported the Center
Stepfather of Josh Gottlieb and Paula (the "Hesh"; mother of Lois (the late Raymond, drew and Brett Margolies and great grand- through the Annual Fund and as a member of the Heritage Society,
late Bob) Burk. Brother of Lori (the late Jr.) Beamesderfer and Sidney (Ruth) Rosen- son Lucas Oliver Weisman. She was the sis- which recognizes those who have made an endowment gift. His con-
Johnny) Meyer. Grandfather of Jonah (Laura) blatt; grandmother of Raymond Beamesder- ter of the late Frances Welsch. tribution to the New Campus Fund helped enable the building of the
and Aaron (Stephanie) Gottlieb. Contribu- fer, III and Anna & David Rosenblatt. Born Center’s Horsham Campus, and he was a long-time donor to the Rain-
tions in his memory may be made to AFMDA on 2nd St. in South Philly, she never left her WHITE bow Ball, the Center’s annual fundraising gala. The Abramson Center
Greater Philadelphia Area, PO Box 52128, roots. She was dancing the "Mummers Strut" and our entire Jewish community were truly fortunate to have been the
Philadelphia, PA 19115, at her 90th birthday party where a string Judith Louise White (nee Beck) on January beneficiary of his time, intellect, leadership, and enduring tzedakah.
www.afda.org/donate band was the entertainment. Hilda and Hesh 21, 2017. Loving mother of Joshua White
were always the first to dance to the Mum- (Haidee Lorrey) and Jessica White; devoted To Debby, his daughters Amy and Susan, five grandchildren and
GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S mers at events they attended during their 45 daughter of the late Maurice and Esther Beck; great-granddaughter; and all who mourn his passing, the Board of
RAPHAEL-SACKS years of marriage. She spent her summers loving grandmother of Dovid and Eden Trustees of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life
in Atlantic City for more than 20 years when Abosh. Funeral services and interment were offer this expression of profound sympathy. May they find solace in the
KANTHER her children Lois and Sidney were young. held at King David Memorial Park -Bensalem, knowledge that his dedication, generosity and good works will serve as
She later made Atlantic City her home where PA on Tuesday, January 24, at 1:30 pm. Con- a living tribute to him and will benefit future generations.
Joan L. Kanther, died on January 12, 2017. she enjoyed playing Blackjack a little too tributions in her memory may be sent to
Beloved wife of Louis “Bud” Kanther. Loving much. Hilda and Hesh were active members Nashira - The Jewish Chorale of Greater Phil- Joseph M. Yohlin, Esq. Carol A. Irvine
mother of Lori (Glen) Freedman and Michael of the Steuben Lodge and the Freedman Post adelphia, P.O. Box 22494, Philadelphia, PA Chairman of the Board President and CEO
(the late Diane) Kanther. Adored grandmoth- 706 of the JWV. They always coordinated all 19110-2494.
er of Hope (Jared) Shafer and Neil Freedman. of the events to benefit children with special SOL LEVINSON and BROS. FUNERAL HOME SHAPIRO MONUMENTS
Cherished great grandmother of Dillan . Joan needs. Hilda was known as a true, loyal and
was a secretary in the Philadelphia School generous friend to all who knew her. She SAVITZ 7956 Bustleton Avenue
District working at the Duckery School and was fun, loving and always enjoyed a good Monuments of Distinction
the Spruance School. Contributions in her party. She was a loving wife, mother and William Savitz, age 74, died on January 25,
memory may be made to a charity of the grandmother. She will be missed by her 2017. He was a retired retail salesman who Quality • Service • Reliability Since 1900
donor’s choice. family and all who knew her. Contributions resided in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Broth- Free Estimates • No Obligation
in her memory may be made to the Over- er of Lynne (Scott) Feuer and Sandra (Jack)
KENDALL brook School for the Blind, 6333 Malvern Gruenberg; and also survived by nieces and Mon.–Thurs. 10-3 • Fri. & Sun. 10-2
Ave., Phila., PA 19131. nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. 215-745-7220
A. Richard Kendall M.D., January 19, 2017 of Contributions in his memory may be made to
Elkins Park, PA. Husband of Devorah (nee GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S Camp Ramah in the Poconos, Tikvah Fund Nathan Shapiro & Son, Inc.
Drell). Father of Amy (Robert) Charles and RAPHAEL SACKS for Children with Special Needs, www.shapiromonuments.com
Susan (Alan) Rhode. Grandfather of Andrew 2100 Arch St., Phila.,PA 19103
(Jennifer), Allison, Stephen, Melissa and Jac- SHEINSON www.ramahpoconos.org.
ob. Great-grandfather of Morgan. Brother of
the late Stephen F. Kendall. The family re- Shirley Sheinson (nee Butler), died January GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S
quests contributions be made to Abramson 24, 2017 at the age of 96. Beloved wife of the RAPHAEL-SACKS
Center or Philadelphia Urological Teaching late David; Loving Mother of Elaine Shecht-
and Research Foundation (PURT) 1235 Old man (Alan) and the late Michael. Devoted A Community Remembers
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KROLL tributions in her memory may be made to
Kesher Israel Cong., 412 Lombard St., Phila. PUB: EXPONENT LUDHonor the
Rhea Kroll (nee Feldman) died on January 25, PA 19147. ISSUE: 10/02/14
2017. Mrs. Kroll was the former owner, with SIZE: 2H memory
her late husband, of Kroll Hardware for 30 GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S COLOR: B/W of your
years, located in the Somerton section of RAPHAEL-SACKS
Philadelphia. After retirement, she enjoyed VERSION: 1
spending time with the family. Wife of the SIMON
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Kroll, Jodi (Dr. Thomas) Duffield, and Dr. Marjorie C. Simon (nee Cohen), died January one …PROOF #01
Barry S. (Jody) Kroll; and grandmother of 23, 2017, in Virginia at the age of 90. Wife of LayMoUuFMtSooaTrr kCTHeoyAppcyooVCrgErhreaaScnptIgihGoeincsNasNElCoDOEAnTYrTAOrLtAohPPLriHPssEPO2LRRROc1RA5ToMOnC0p-ZlVI8yyTEE7.A3T5IYT2LE0-OAD0UD7R4. 9
Justin, Ryan & Scott Kroll, Lauren Levine, the late Gilmore; Mother of Barry (Carol) and
Michael, Elissa & Kenny Duffield, and Max Shayne Simon-Ford (Scott); Sister of Her-
Kroll. Contributions in her memory may be bert Jesse Cohen (Thalia); Grandmother of
made to the Alzheimer's Association, 399 Ari (Stasia), Andrew (Carolyn) and Jamie
Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, (Joshua); Great-grandmother of Aria and Eli-
Pennsylvania 19106. jah. Contributions in her memory may be
made to Hadassah, 1518 Walnut St., 4th Fl.,
GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S Phila. PA 19102.
Dora Langsam died January 22, 2017, at the STEIN
age of 91. Wife of the late Harry; Mother of
Saul (Marsha) Langsam, Esq. and Nina Rita E. Stein, daughter of Mary and Emanuel
(Stephen) Jay; Sister of Sala Gocial; also sur- Rosenfeld of Philadelphia, survived by chil-
vived by 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grand- dren Judy Korn (of Fountain Valley, CA) and
children. Contributions in her memory may Buddy Korn (of Elkins Park, PA), and grand-
be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. children Emanuel, Avichai, Nechama and
Eliyahu Korn. A Florida resident for over 30
GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S years, she was philanthropically active in and
RAPHAEL-SACKS around Palm Beach, notably with the Miami
City Ballet, Kravis Center for the Performing
Arts, Simon Wiesenthal Center and Florida JXew_F_isA_h_XE__xTp_o_On_e_n(_t2__1(2_51_5)_j)e_5w8_36_i2s_9-ch_0l-e_7a2x_8s7ps7_i_o4f/[email protected]_2t.com
Atlantic University, as well as with Arcadia
University in Glenside, PA. The memorial ser-
vice was in Florida. Donations in her memory
would be appreciated to the above-listed or-
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S. Limekiln Pike/Route 152 & Dreshertown Rd., Dresher, PA 19025
A Bruce Toll Community
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