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Jewish Exponent Jan. 16, 2020

Jewish Exponent Jan. 16, 2020

JANUARY 16, 2020 / 19 TEVET 5780
“Nisman: The Prosecutor, the President and
the Spy” examines Argentina bombing.




Penalty for
LOCAL Synagogue
Events Abound Sparks
for MLK Day Debate
Synagogues, other
organizations honor TOBY TABACHNICK | JE FEATURE
civil rights leader.
SHORTLY BEFORE the Department of The First Zionist Congress took place Aug. 29-31, 1897.
Page 4 Justice filed notice last August that it Courtesy of National Photo Collection of Israel, via Wikimedia Commons
would seek the death penalty against the
LOCAL alleged murderer at the Tree of Life build- Diaspora Jews Have
ing in Pittsburgh, two of the congregations Their Say: World Zionist
Brothers Bring attacked in the massacre — New Light and Congress 2020
Bagels to West Dor Hadash —sent letters to U.S. Attorney
Philadelphia General William Barr, imploring him to JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF a WZC delegate-candidate.
Bart’s Bagels touts accept a guilty plea in exchange for a life Though that is perhaps a bit of hyper-
Brooklyn-style sentence instead. THE WORLD ZIONIST CONGRESS,
offerings. in a sentence: “Nobody knows what it is,” bole — 56,000 people voted in the last
Rabbi Jonathan Perlman of New Light laughed Mort Klein, national president of election — Klein was speaking to a true
Page 5 said the death penalty was contrary to the Zionist Organization of America and blindspot for many Jews across the world
Jewish teachings. Other congregants when he characterized the general lack of
ARTS expressed dread in anticipation of what
could be a drawn-out trial and appel-
Terry Gross Gets late process, the trauma witnesses would
Her Roots Traced endure in recounting the events of Oct.
WHYY host one of 27, 2018, and the descent of an intrusive
three featured on media on the Squirrel Hill neighborhood
PBS program. once again.

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Main Line Reform
Rabbi Max Hausen dies.



Singer Nancy Falkow McBride dies at 49. Miriam’s Advice Well

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How to Have a ‘Day On’ This MLK Day

LOCAL ages are invited to take part in Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. Courtesy of the National Park Service
JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF several MLK Day projects. In
addition to an opportunity to pencils, pens and notebooks for families in honor of Martin Children’s Services will be the
IT’S BECOME customary to participate in the last day of will be accepted. Contact the Luther King Jr. Day. First, par- guest speaker.
spend Martin Luther King Jr. the synagogue’s Soup Drive and synagogue to arrange an earlier ticipants can assemble dinners
Day as a “day on.” Rather than Toiletries Drive, there will be drop-off. for the needy, with a main dish Women of KI: Kugel Making
use the federal holiday on the a challah sale, with proceeds and a side dish of their choosing for MLK Day of Giving
third Monday in January as a day going to Broad Street Ministries. (contact Janene Raisman at 215-
to relax, it is instead an opportu- Or Hadash is also hosting a Martin Luther King, Jr. 674-0685 before the event to Volunteers at this Women
nity to live out the vision of the “bottle bricks” project, whereby of Reform Congregation
legendary civil rights leader with sturdy plastic bottles are filled Interfaith Day of Service discuss your donation). Second, Keneseth Israel event will make
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Brothers Open Bart’s Bagels 00087595
in West Philadelphia

LOCAL “They’re seasoned on both bagel shop, cooking in Zahav’s Lancaster Avenue with new 20
ERIC SCHUCHT | JE STAFF sides. They have a nice golden tabun oven. business ventures since 2000. 31ST
brown to them,” Frankel said. The organization bought the
WHEN BRETT FRANKEL “Perfectly crunchy, but also Afterward, Frankel set property from another non-
couldn’t find a bagel he liked in there’s a chew to it. A bagel out to build a restaurant of profit, and the storefront where
town, he made his own. should have a nice little chew to his own. He teamed up with Bart’s Bagels resides had been because it’s more in the way
it. It shouldn’t just fall apart.” his brother, who has a back- empty for nearly eight years. of what we like to do, attract
That four-year journey ground in ad sales, to launch high-quality food businesses
took him from experimenting Frankel, 28, grew up in Bala Bart’s Bagels. The name “Bart” James Wright, one of the that can attract good-paying
in his home kitchen to estab- Cynwyd and is a member of comes from a nickname of nonprofit’s directors, said it jobs to local residents. It took
lishing Bart’s Bagels in West Congregation Rodeph Shalom. Frankel’s. took three years to develop a lot to get there,” Wright said.
Philadelphia. The new eatery Prior to starting the restaurant, the space. He’s happy with “It’s a really wonderful thing.
at 3945 Lancaster Ave. opened Frankel worked as a business Running the kitchen is the results. To have a new commercial food
for business on Jan. 8 and oper- analyst for a software com- Chef Ron Silverberg, who business to open in that block
ates from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., pany, but bagels have always has worked at establishments “This one is really special is just a wonderful thing.” l
Wednesday through Sunday. played a key role in his life. including The Silverspoon,, Ela and Hawthornes. [email protected];
Frankel’s goal is to bring When they were kids, he 215-832-0751
a classic Brooklyn-style bagel and his brother Kyle, 35, would Frankel said the first day
back to the City of Brotherly visit their uncle in New York exceeded expectations. They
Love. He said there is a void in and grab a snack at places like came close to selling out the
Philly at the moment — and Zabar’s and H&H Bagels. day’s alloted inventory after 90
he’s looking to fill it. minutes and had to break out
A few years ago, Frankel was dozens in reserve.
Frankel’s menu of break- driven to try his hand at the art
fast and lunch sandwiches are of bagel making. After teaching In addition to the restau-
crafted with ingredients made himself all that he could, he set rant, Bart’s is selling bagels
from scratch. From roasting the off to learn from the masters. wholesale to numerous area
turkey to pickling the cucum- He visited bagel experts across establishments. And next
bers, it’s all done in-house. All the country to do grunt work in month, Frankel plans to begin
fish is sourced from Samaki their kitchens in exchange for a catering service.
Smoked Fish in Hudson Valley, guidance. This included visits to
New York. New York Bagel in Detroit and Frankel developed his
Rosenberg’s Bagels in Denver. plan at the now-shuttered
As for the bagels, Frankel In 2018, Frankel approached Wharton Small Business
said his secret is letting them the owners of CookNSolo Development Center. His retail
sit for a full 24 hours. Restaurants to host a pop-up space is owned by the People’s
Emergency Center, a nonprofit
that has worked to revitalize

Bart’s Bagels opened in West Philadelphia on Jan. 8. The eatery is run by

Jewish brothers Brett and Kyle Frankel. Photos by Eric Schucht



Singer-Songwriter Nancy Falkow McBride Dies

OBITUARY recording at Indre Records for Halloween night at the Tower Nancy Falkow McBride with daughter
MATT SILVER | JE STAFF WXPN’s World Café Live radio eatre and, perhaps most Hannah and husband Frankie
show. McBride was Indre’s stu-
SINGER SONGWRITER dio manager. notably, shared a Lilith Fair Courtesy of Ellen Auer
Nancy Falkow McBride, once stage with the Indigo Girls and
a major player in Philadelphia’s “While Lanois was setting Sarah McLachlan in 1998. times and Brenner wasn’t sure words, but crowd momentum
1990s and early 2000s music up to sound check,” Lundy McBride had even learned the was so high that it was the perfect
scene, died a er a two-year battle recalled, “she just kind of For years, she was a member
with ovarian cancer. She was 49. walked by him and sang a per- of Slo-Mo, the hip-hop hybrid
fect harmony with what he was band led by Philly-based steel
McBride made her name singing. At the end of the day, guitarist Mike Brenner. eir
locally in the 1990s, when, for a he invited her on tour.” 2005 album “My Buzz Comes
brief moment, she was the female Back” received a lot of airplay,
singer-songwriter in town. ings like that seemed especially on WXPN.
to happen for McBride, said
“Nancy got rst-call on a friends and former colleagues, “ e shows started to get
bunch of stu because she was because she had no fear — and really fun,” Brenner said, “and
just the best in the city,” said the talent to back it up. Nancy was around for all of that.”
Jesse Lundy, a longtime area
concert promoter and publicist. McBride recorded back- One night at e Fire, the
ground vocals for acts as Girard Avenue venue where,
One of Lundy’s favorite tales diverse as Astrud Gilberto and in Brenner’s words, “the band
involves Daniel Lanois, the G. Love and Special Sauce, sang really coalesced,” he remem-
famous record producer and back-up vocals for Moe when bered calling for the band to play
musician, who was in town the jam-band icons played Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop
“Dark Side of the Moon” one ’Til You Get Enough.” e band
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moment to try it out. Civil Rights Rabbi Max Hausen Dies at 93
“She just blew the room
OBITUARY Hausen as a speaker. Sunday service. Rabbi Max Hausen
apart. I just remember people ERIC SCHUCHT | JE STAFF “Rabbi Hausen was a tireless “To use a Jewish term, he was Jewish Exponent archive
being blown to the back of the
room by her voice, and it just RABBI MAX HAUSEN of Bryn ghter for social justice, for racial a great mensch. To use a Hindu Union College and Gratz College.
sounded so good,” Brenner said. Mawr was famous for his puns justice. A phrase that he used term, he was a mahatma — a He served as the president of
and strong handshake. Friends repeatedly was ‘working for just great soul,” Pollard said. “His life the Board of Rabbis, Main Line
Her musicality was distin- say his sharp mind, quick, dry the common decency that can be was a light so bright because it Board of Rabbis and the Main
guished by big, soulful vocals. wit and sense of humor were found in all humanity,’” Straus shines upon us even now.” Line Interfaith Ministerium. He
with him to the end. said. “His life and his presence co-chaired the Commission on
“ e big choruses needed to is really woven into the lives of Jewish Federation of Greater Interfaith Activities of the Jewish
be delivered by a strong female e former Board of Rabbis hundreds, if not thousands, of Philadelphia Chief Planning Community Relations Council
vocal,” Brenner said, “and she of Greater Philadelphia presi- members of the community who and Strategy O cer Melissa of Philadelphia. ●
was an immediate rst choice dent and retired rabbi at Main he’s touched over the years.” S. Johnson knew Hausen from
because, despite being a white Line Reform Temple died of her days as executive director at [email protected];
girl, she really did have a huge pneumonia on Jan. 4. He was 93. Hausen was a civil rights Main Line Reform. 215-832-0751
and super soulful voice.” advocate, worked to desegregate
Hausen grew up in public schools, raised money for “Everyone in our community
What her friends will miss Manhattan and was brie y in civil rights marches and spoke referred to Rabbi Hausen as ‘my
most is her sensitivity and the military a er graduating out against the Vietnam War. He rabbi,”’ she said. “He had a way of
sense of humor. from Horace Mann School at even met Martin Luther King Jr. making every person he met feel
16. He would have served in like they were especially import-
“We de nitely laughed our World War II, but was medi- More than three decades ago, ant to him.”
asses o ,” said Scot Sax, the for- cally discharged a er su ering he reached out to Rev. Jim Pollard
mer Wanderlust front man and an injury at boot camp. Sr. of Zion Baptist Church in Hausen served on many
Grammy-winning songwriter Ardmore to start a collaborative boards, including a predecessor of
who produced Nancy’s rst EP. “He proudly said he was MLK Day celebration. Pollard the Jewish Federation of Greater
“But she was also really sweet a veteran, because he tried,” would speak at the synagogue’s Philadelphia, Reform Pension
to me when it wasn’t in fashion. Hausen’s daughter, Judith Shabbat services, while Hausen Board, Central Conference
She told you when she liked you Hausen, said. “And if you knew did likewise at the church’s of American Rabbis, Jewish
or when she liked something my dad, he had an enormous Publishing Group, Hebrew
you did. She wasn’t one of those sense of humor. So everybody
too-cool-for-school types.” did get a chuckle out of it.” NAME: WHYY; WIDTH: 5.5 IN; DEPTH: 5.5 IN; COLOR: BLACK PLUS ONE;
“Nancy was a great singer and Hausen earned a bachelor’s DISCOVER A PAST THEY
when Norah Jones’ rst album degree at New York University NEVER KNEW.
came out, everyone was like, in 1947 and a J.D. at New York
‘She sounds exactly like Nancy University School of Law in NEW EPISODE
Falkow,’” Sax continued. “But 1950. He practiced law in New FEATURING
that wasn’t the part that attracted York for ve years before enroll-
me to Nancy Falkow. e part ing in Hebrew Union College FRESH AIR’S TERRY GROSS
was ... that we were the same per- - Jewish Institute of Religion. JEFF GOLDBLUM
son with the same center.” He was ordained in 1960. MARC MARON

McBride was born and “I love the study of law,” TUESDAY JAN 21 8 PM
raised in Margate, New Jersey, Hausman said in a 1983 Exponent
and attended Temple University article. “But I was uncomfortable
and Arcadia University, where being in a constantly adversarial
she earned a master’s degree. position. I think by nature I’m
She attended Beth El Synagogue one of the peacemakers.”
in Margate, where great-grand-
father Samuel Kravitz was a Hausen previously served at
founding member. what is today known as Sinai
Free Synagogue in Mount
She is survived by her older Vernon, New York for about six
brother, Howard Falkow, and years before coming to Main
younger sister, Ellen Auer. In Line Reform in Wynnewood. He
2004, she moved to Ireland and, in served as its head rabbi from
2005, married Frankie McBride. 1972 until retiring in 1996, when
She is survived by her husband he was named rabbi emeritus.
and a daughter, Hannah.
Rabbi David Straus of Main
On Jan. 19, a celebration of Line Reform said Hausen was
McBride’s life will be held at an active member of the con-
Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom St. gregation until six months ago.
in Center City. Brenner will be
playing, among others. ● e last High Holiday service
was the rst to not feature
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Auschwitz Visitation Reaches All-Time High speech that Chasidic Jews were unfriendly. He also five years after being diagnosed with breast cancer,
THE NUMBER OF VISITORS to the sites of former blamed Chasidic developers for pressuring residents in JTA reported. She was 52.
Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau African American neighborhoods to sell their homes.
reached a record 2.32 million people in 2019, JTA Wurtzel, who was diagnosed with metastatic
reported. “How many people are familiar with the breast cancer in 2014, became an advocate for BRCA
Chasidics?” he said. “The Chasidics are generally gene mutation testing. She called on insurance com-
The prior record set a year earlier was about 2.15 not too friendly to anybody other than themselves. panies to cover the testing for all Ashkenazi Jewish
million, the Auschwitz memorial reported on Jan. 7. So, some stress started to develop because people women, regardless of whether they had symptoms.
remember Brooklyn and Lakewood. Are we going
There were about 396,000 visitors from Poland, to be displaced by these people who are not all that A New York City native, Wurtzel attended an
according to the memorial’s online reservation sys- friendly?” Orthodox Jewish day school in New York, then
tem, followed by 200,000 from Great Britain, 120,000 attended Harvard University as an undergraduate
from the United States and 104,000 from Italy. There Harris, who is president of the New Jersey and Yale Law School.
also were 73,000 from Germany, 70,000 from Spain, Association of Black Educators, also said the Greek City Again Targeted by Vandals
67,000 from France and 59,000 from Israel. Lakewood Jewish community “controls” the local A week after a Trikala, Greece, synagogue was
Board of Education and City Council, among other defaced, a monument there to Holocaust victims was
The memorial said more than 900,000 follow the claims. vandalized, JTA reported.
Auschwitz Museum’s Twitter account, while more
than 300,000 follow its Facebook page and 80,000 Montclair NAACP President Al Pelham said A Star of David was stolen from the monument
follow it on Instagram. Jan. 7 that his organization’s mission is to secure and fencing around it was torn down.
equal rights and well-being for all people.
NAACP Suspends NJ Official Who The monument also was vandalized twice in 2019
Criticized Chasidic Jews “Some of Mr. Harris’ overall comments and and a year earlier, eight tombstones in a Jewish cem-
The NAACP suspended James Harris, the educa- tone that evening were in clear contradiction of the etery were smashed.
tion committee chair of its Montclair, New Jersey, NAACP’s mission and thus the Montclair Branch
branch for six months after he gave a speech critical condemns them,” Pelham said. “Jewish snakes out” was among the slogans
of Orthodox Jews in Jersey City and Lakewood, New ‘Prozac Nation’ Author Dies at 52 painted the previous weeks on an outside wall of the
Jersey, JTA reported. Author Elizabeth Wurtzel, whose 1994 memoir synagogue in the northern Greek city.
detailed her struggles with depression, died Jan. 7,
Harris, who has apologized, said during a Dec. 20 Only about 40 Jews live in Trikala, which has
about 81,000 residents. l




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Butter Shortage Grips Israel He called police, who tracked the bus through GPS Survey: Rising Distrust of Leadership
ISRAEL MAY BE the land of milk and honey, but it’s and stopped it about 20 minutes later. An Israel Democracy Index survey found that 58%
hard to find another pantry staple — butter — these of respondents believe the country’s leadership is
days, JTA reported. The teen managed to post on Instagram while corrupt, up from 43% in 2014, JTA reported.
Butter has been scarce for nearly a year now, and In addition, 60% of Jewish Israeli respondents said
Israelis are sharing sightings of it on social media. “My heart is pounding fast, but I’m fine. I called the Israeli government shouldn’t consider the views
the police. In the meantime, I’m here among all the of Diaspora Jews when important decisions are made.
An Israeli Ministry of Agriculture spokesperson bags and suitcases. It’s really stressful,” the teen said. That said, 51% of them said they believe that Jews
said the shortage is expected to continue in 2020. Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in Israel worldwide share a common destiny.
Coastal and desert areas of Israel dealt with flooding
Ayal Kimhi, a professor of agricultural econom- Jan. 9, with a man killed by floodwaters when he tried The most trusted Israeli institution (90%) is the
ics at Hebrew University and the vice president of to rescue a mother and child trapped in a car, The Israel Defense Forces. The presidency (71%) and
the Shoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Research, Times of Israel reported. Supreme Court (55%) follow.
said that while Israel is mostly capitalistic, “the dairy
market is officially regulated in terms of quantity Rescue services in Tel Aviv and the surrounding Only 44% trust the police, while 35% trust the
and prices.” areas offered assistance overnight to those caught media and just 30% trust the government and Knesset.
by flooding. Police worked alongside Israel Defense Trust in the political parties ranked last at 14%.
As demand for butter has climbed, Israel’s dairies Forces soldiers and volunteers to rescue residents.
need more milk fat but the milk cows have been bred There were no casualties reported. More than 1,000 people were interviewed for the
for years “to produce as much milk as possible but not survey, with 852 identified as Jews and others and 162
necessarily as much fat as possible,” Kimhi said. But on Jan. 4 two people died after being caught in identified as Arabs. l
a flooded Tel Aviv elevator.
New Jersey Teen Trapped in
Israeli Bus Luggage Hold And flooding in the coastal city of Nahariya led
While traveling from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem via bus on to the rescue of about 100 students trapped in an
Jan. 4, an unidentified 19-year-old New Jersey man elementary school.
got trapped in the luggage hold, JTA reported.
Meantime, heavy snow in the Golan Heights
The tourist said he climbed into the luggage hold to prompted the Golan Regional Council to close
retrieve his suitcase when the door closed behind him. regional schools.




Tween Competes on Food Network Baking Show

LOCAL wonderful time. baking instruction videos on Avner Schwartz serves Holocaust survivors. Photo by Rachel Schwartz
JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF “It was really cool to meet YouTube (Rosanna Pansino —
11.8 million YouTube subscribers an emotional experience. Service event as part of Avner’s
AVNER SCHWARTZ, 12, people just like me, boys and — is a favorite) and practiced like “I literally cried the entire bar mitzvah project.
swears it all started with a girls, people that just like to it was nobody’s business.
meatball. bake, just like me, as much as rst episode,” she said. Better yet, he sells cookies,
I did, all in one room together It was at the completion of And it’s not just judges of cakes and more through his
It’s in big bold letters on the having a good time,” he said. It one cake that had been shaped website.
website of his baked goods busi- helped that the judges — Valerie to look like a sheep that Avner “Kids Baking Championship”
ness, Gingee Says (named for Bertinelli and Du Goldman — realized that he might have a real who get to enjoy Avner’s bak- “He’s a unique character,”
his bright red hair), and when were “super nice,” too. talent for baking. His Instagram ing, either. On Jan. 5, he and a Rachel said. ●
he tells the story, it sounds like posts showing o his work friend teamed up to serve baked
it’s in big bold letters, too. Avner lives in Haverford and racked up likes in the hundreds. goods to Holocaust survivors at [email protected];
attends Friends Central School, a Jewish Family and Children’s 215-832-0740
His mother, Rachel, doesn’t a er having spent elementary And it was in the comments
remember cooking meat- school at the Stern Center. e of one of those Instagram
balls with Avner in the ways nearly bar mitzvah boy goes to posts that the “Kids Baking
that he does — as the expe- Hidden Valley Camp in Maine, Championship” account reached
rience that made him fall in enjoys volunteering with the out, encouraging him to apply
love with cooking and bak- Jewish Relief Agency, competes to be on the show. Avner had
ing. Regardless of the origin with the swim team and really, enjoyed the rst few seasons, but
story, Avner has become a more than anything else, just didn’t dream of applying. at
masterful cook and baker and, loves to bake. comment, of course, was all the
as of publication, has made it encouragement he needed.
through two rounds of “Kids “You can express your cre-
Baking Championship” on ativity. It’s a fun thing you can As Avner talked with pro-
the Food Network. He lmed do,” he said. ducers of the show on the
his episodes a while ago, and phone, Rachel said, she began
is tight-lipped about the end ree or four years ago, Avner to, for the rst time, get a real
result, but said that he had a began to get interested in bak- sense of just how advanced her
ing, and hasn’t looked back. He son was in his chosen interest.
worked his mother’s KitchenAid Seeing him compete on set was
to exhaustion, watched countless

Weather Blogger Knows Which Way Wind Blows

LOCAL is more than just empty chitchat as a “weather geek” since
MATT SILVER | JE STAFF for Joe Costin, an amateur weather pre-adolescence. He was alone
blogger, forecaster and storm- among his contemporaries
TALKING ABOUT the weather tracker for more than two decades. in his early dedication to e
Weather Channel. Becoming a
Costin, 33, has self-identi ed bar mitzvah at the South Philly
shul where his parents were mar-
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NUMBER: 00087869 the infamous Philadelphia bliz- inches while we were in Jerusalem, and
zard of 1996 was the most pivotal. the city came to a shutdown. It was an
Each patient is unique and deserves Not yet 10, Costin had found unforgettable experience.”
a customized treatment plan. his calling.
Dr. Samuel Grodofsky specializes Courtesy of Joe Costin
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therapies to avoid major surgery or sure and dew point relatable; Millersville University’s rig- English, which makes a good
medications with side effects.  he’d demystify the heat-index orous meteorology program deal more sense a er you read
and wind chill. He’d transform before con rming two things: the weather-related e-mails
215-366-2803 | the position from convenient He loved talking and writing Costin’s sent to a growing list
scapegoat and well-coi ed patsy about the weather, and he was of “subscribers” since 2000.
1 BALA AVE., SUITE 418 | BALA CYNWYD, PA 19004 to trusted friend and resource. out of his depth in the meteorol-
In today’s world, there are many health care options. He’d be a meteorologist. ogy curriculum’s STEM-heavy Around seventh grade,
course load. He tried tutors, but Costin began circulating the
Take the smart approach to treating your pain. He probably could’ve been said there was simply no way regular email that would
one, too, if it hadn’t been for cal- forward for him in meteorology. transform him, an ordinary
culus. And calculus II. And then, bar mitzvah-age boy, into the
also, calculus III. And statistics. Undeterred, Costin piv- Jewish Weather Authority.
And two semesters of physics. oted, nishing with a degree in
political science and a minor in See Weather, Page 20
Costin spent a year in



New Year’s Resolutions a Year-Long Process

SENIORS of resolutions fail by February? At the same time, many may cause you to quit before process. Why not take a new
MARCY SHOEMAKER | JE FEATURE What goes wrong in the pro- people experience seasonal you make progress with approach this year?
cess? Some possible reasons: a ective disorder, or SAD, your resolution.
EVERY JANUARY, people • Behavioral change is an which contributes to sad mood, • You may feel discouraged Set your New Year’s reso-
celebrate New Year’s Eve and low energy, irritability, leth- since you may become lutions throughout the year.
Day with friends and family. ongoing process that involves argy, di culty concentrating, impatient in the process You may choose to do them
learning, modi cations and withdrawal from social situa- of working on your reso- monthly, quarterly or weekly.
e culmination of the cele- changes. tions and an increased craving lutions. is impatience At the same time, you may
bration for many usually ends • January is a hard time to of carbohydrates. may come from not seeing want to follow the typical
with the making of New Year’s make changes for many progress as quickly as you approach of setting your reso-
resolutions. reasons. Additionally, many people’s hoped. lutions at the beginning of the
• You have just nished a goals aren’t clear. It is important • You may be question- year, but don’t get discouraged
e common resolutions stressful time of the year. to examine where your goals ing if your resolution is if you don’t meet your goal.
each year usually include los- • You may feel down since come from. Ask yourself why achievable.
ing weight; getting t; learning the holiday season is over, the resolution is important • You may not be ready to New Year’s resolutions may
something new; eating health- and you feel that there isn’t to you. Some challenges with change. Change can be an need to be restarted, reset or
ier; dieting; getting out of debt anything to look forward to. keeping resolutions include the overwhelming process. You rewritten. It is also OK if you
and saving money; spending • You may be tired from trav- following: may make excuses so that only achieve part of your res-
more time with family and eling from visiting family • You may feel overwhelmed. you can return to your old olution since change occurs in
friends; traveling to new places; and friends. behaviors. small steps. Don’t give up.
being less stressed; volunteer- • You may be experiencing stress You may not know where
ing; and drinking less. and anxiety from spending to begin. You may feel pres- e many reasons, di cul- Change is an ongoing pro-
time with friends and family. sured to see progress. e ties and obstacles discussed cess. Remember, if you take
When you examine the • You may feel disappointed pressure may come from above point to the conclusion a new approach then you
above stated resolutions they that the holiday didn’t meet your environment, cul- that setting New Year’s reso- will have a greater chance of
seem to be reasonable goals. your expectations. ture, loved ones or yourself. lutions should be an ongoing achieving your goal. ●

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Death The anti-commandeering law professor at the University were willing to take a plea, Although support for the
argument is based on an inter- of Detroit Mercy, who for- the case would have been over death penalty is fading in the
Continued from Page 1 pretation of the Federal Death merly served in the Criminal many months ago.” United States, there are still
Penalty Act of 1994, which Division of the United States vocal proponents, including
Still, the DOJ is pursuing the defense says requires state Department of Justice in In a death penalty case, Robert Blecker, a professor at
the most severe punishment employees to execute federal Washington, D.C., agreed that Ledewitz explained, “everyone New York Law School, and a
available under federal law defendants in state facilities. “it is very unlikely that (the is especially careful, all legal nationally recognized expert
against the accused anti-Se- federal death penalty) will be arguments are looked at espe- on the death penalty who spent
mitic killer of 11 Jews in their While the Fifth and Eighth held to be unconstitutional. cially carefully. All the experts decades inside prisons getting
place of worship, and, as is typ- Amendment arguments are There is no authoritative case are prepped especially care- into the heads of convicted
ical in capital cases, the defense fairly typical in capital cases, law for that. There is no bind- fully. Everything slows down, murderers. Author of the book
attorneys are fighting it. the anti-commandeering the- ing case law on the district not just the death penalty part. “The Death of Punishment:
ory is not, and, in practice, court in the Western District No one wants to make a mis- Searching for Justice Among
Failing to negotiate a deal state employees have not been of Pennsylvania that would take in a death penalty case.” the Worst of the Worst,”
with the DOJ for a life sen- required to carry out federal require the court to hold Blecker refers to himself as a
tence in exchange for a guilty executions in state facilities. that the death penalty is The trial necessitated by the “retributivist,” and says he is
plea, defense attorneys filed Since the federal death pen- unconstitutional.” DOJ’s decision to pursue the less concerned with any deter-
motions in federal court last alty’s reinstatement in 1988, death penalty will cause the rent effect on crime that the
month seeking to strike the only three people have been Support for the death pen- community to relive the night- death penalty might have than
death penalty as a sentencing executed by the United States, alty has been waning in the mare of Oct. 27, 2018, and also he is with apt punishment.
option, challenging its consti- all by lethal injection at the United States, with a 2019 force it to hear the life story
tutionality on several grounds. federal penitentiary in Terre Gallup poll showing that, for of the alleged killer, Ledewitz “Sometimes the death
Haute, Indiana. the first time in 34 years of pointed out. penalty does act as a margin-
One of the defendant’s ally greater deterrence than
attorneys, Judy Clarke, is con- “I mean, we’re going to have life without parole,” Blecker
sidered an expert in capital explained. “But none of this is
cases. She has successfully Everything slows down in a death penalty case. If the death penalty my issue, because I’m a retrib-
negotiated plea deals for sev- were off the table, I mean if it weren’t a potential death penalty case, it utivist and I don’t care if it is
eral high-profile clients, would have been tried already as a regular murder case. Or if they were or it isn’t a greater marginal
including the Unabomber, willing to take a plea, the case would have been over many months ago.” deterrent. The principal justi-
Ted Kaczynski; a 9/11 hijacker, fication for the death penalty is
Zacarias Moussaoui; and white BRUCE LEDEWITZ that some people deserve to die
supremacist Buford O. Furrow and we have an obligation to
Jr., who stormed a Los Angeles Bruce Ledewitz, a con- tracking, more Americans hear all about his damn charac- execute them. And this racist
Jewish Community Center in stitutional law professor at favor life imprisonment with- ter,” he said. “And I don’t care. mass murderer is definitely one
1999 with a semiautomatic Duquesne University School of out the possibility of parole I mean, I don’t want to hear of them.”
weapon, wounding five and Law in Pittsburgh, thinks it is over the death penalty, 60% about this guy. All the death
killing one. unlikely “that there is a com- to 36%. penalty does is make him into Although the views of the
mand in the federal statute” a celebrity. He was willing to victims’ families should be
She also represents the for states to carry out federal Ledewitz, who founded be killed that day, presumably, considered when deciding
Boston Marathon bomber, executions. But, he said, “if the Allegheny County Death and, you know, the fact that he’s whether to pursue the death
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. In the case that’s the case, yeah, it would Penalty Project and co-founded going to become a martyr to the penalty, Blecker opined, they
of Tsarnaev, Clarke failed to be unconstitutional.” the Western Pennsylvania cause one day and be executed should not be dispositive.
negotiate a plea deal for life in Coalition Against the Death is not a problem for him.
prison, and he is currently in If any of the defense’s argu- Penalty, explained that the “Let’s remember that these
custody at a supermax prison in ments against the death penalty existence of the death penalty “This is true with every people saying they don’t want
Colorado, awaiting appeal of his were to gain traction in court, is one reason why the case single death penalty case. The (the death penalty) are not the
conviction. None of Clarke’s cli- it would be the anti-comman- against the alleged Pittsburgh victims, the family members, victims,” he said. “They are the
ents so far have been executed. deering argument, according synagogue murderer is pro- the community, they have victims’ families or loved ones.
to Ledewitz. The challenges on ceeding so slowly. A trial date to relive the whole thing,” The victims are dead. I want to
Clarke and her co-counsel Fifth and Eighth Amendment still has not been set. Ledewitz continued. “And know what the victims’ views
argue that the death penalty grounds, he said, “don’t then, worse than that, they were on the death penalty. And
is unconstitutional on the amount to anything in my “This is entirely a gift have to have this sentencing if I am convinced that none of
grounds that it violates the opinion. They would apply to from the death penalty — hearing in a death penalty the victims wanted the death
due process clause of the Fifth any death penalty statute. And murder cases don’t take this case in which we have to pre- penalty — none of them — that
Amendment, which protects so, since we still carry out exe- kind of time,” Ledewitz said. tend to care, you know, that should count heavily against it,
against punishments being cutions, the general challenges “Everything slows down in a he was abused as a kid. And I in my view.
applied arbitrarily; that it vio- don’t hold up — the Supreme death penalty case. If the death don’t want to hear about it. My
lates the Eighth Amendment’s Court has rejected the general penalty were off the table, I opposition to the death penalty “Remember, the prose-
prohibition against cruel and challenges previously.” mean if it weren’t a potential has nothing to do with sympa- cution is in the name of the
unusual punishments; and that death penalty case, it would thy for these killers. I think it’s People,” he continued. “It’s ‘the
it violates the anti-comman- J. Richard Broughton, a have been tried already as a bad for everybody.” People versus.’ And though the
deering provision of the 10th criminal and constitutional regular murder case. Or if they victims should get a voice, they
Amendment, which prohibits should not get a veto.”
the federal government from
forcing states or state officials Although Broughton noted
to enforce federal law. that the opinions of the families



and the victims regarding World more than 200 delegates, who attention to funding Jewish Judaism, and seeks to advance
the death penalty are “taken articulated the Zionist plat- life over the Green Line and the cause of Conservative/
seriously” by the DOJ, “they Continued from Page 1 form and adopted “Hatikvah” combating the boycott, divest- Masorti movement alongside
don’t decide the issue one way as its anthem, among other ment and sanctions movement. other policy positions.
or the other.” knowledge relating to the WZC. resolutions. Delegates could include Klein,
The WZC, a 500-delegate local Israel activist Lori “We support Israel as a
The federal government has “Were I to sum up the Basel Lowenthal Marcus and former Jewish, Zionist and democratic
“an obligation to uniformly legislative body, is the major Congress in a word — which I New York Assemblyman Dov state,” Rosenau said, putting
enforce federal law,” noted voice of the Diaspora in Israel, shall guard against pronounc- Hikind, among others. emphasis on Israel’s continu-
Broughton, who has advised according to Judge Abraham ing publicly — it would be ing responsibility to guarantee
senior Justice Department Gafni, a professor at Villanova this,” Herzl wrote in his diary Meanwhile, Hatikvah, the civil and political rights to
leaders and federal prosecu- University’s Charles Widger that year. “At Basel I founded progressive Israel slate, counts all citizens. MERCAZ USA,
tors on issues of law arising in School of Law and chairman the Jewish State. If I said this J Street and New Israel Fund like many of the other slates,
federal death penalty matters. of the U.S. Area Election out loud today I would be among its partners, with writer counts several delegates from
“Even if one particular com- Committee of the American greeted by universal laughter. and activist Peter Beinart the Philadelphia region.
munity has an objection to the Zionist Movement. The dele- In five years perhaps, and cer- among the potential delegates,
enforcement of the death pen- gates, made up of Jews from tainly in 50 years, everyone along with local liberal activist Zipin, co-founder of the
alty, the Department of Justice all over the Diaspora, have will perceive it.” Jill Zipin. Hatikvah, according Democratic Jewish Outreach
has to consider what it will decision-making power and to campaign director Hadar Pennsylvania PAC, perceives a
do if the very same crime is influence with the Jewish There were just a handful of Susskind, boasts a “strong, significant amount of interest in
committed somewhere else, in Agency for Israel, the Jewish representatives from the U.S. pro-Israel, progressive platform,” the upcoming WZC elections.
a different community. Federal National Fund and the World at the first WZC. Today, U.S. focused on ending the occu-
law is the same in Pennsylvania Zionist Organization. Those delegates make up about 30% pation of the West Bank and “I think, because of gen-
as it is in North Dakota. It pursuing a two-state solution, eral world changes, and there
is the same in Texas as it is If you look at the 14 slates that we have, they among many other priorities. are significant issues that the
in New York. So the DOJ has come from very many different approaches.” world faces that Israel faces,
to get beyond local concerns “For a lot of American Jews, too, there is interest around
about the death penalty and ABRAHAM GAFNI they’ve struggled for years it,” she said.
consider more broadly how it to figure out what is a way
is applying federal law across organizations and their signif- of the WZC — 152 out of 500 to make your voice heard in The full list of slates includes
the country.” icant funds will, in turn, have — and have significant power what’s really happening on the Eretz Hakodesh; Vote Reform;
serious impacts on Jewish life in determining the direction of ground in Israel,” Susskind Israel Shelanu (Our Israel);
A trial in the case of the in Israel, in every sector — edu- the body. Gafni and the AZM said, “and this is one that goes Orthodox Israel Coalition
murderer at Tree of Life would cation, security, immigration, are charged with overseeing back to 1897.” – Mizrachi; Vision; Dorshei
be useful, Broughton said, to religious authority and more. the U.S. portion of the voting, Torah V’Tziyon; Ohavei Zion;
remind the country of what during which American Jews Barbara Rosenau is a local Herut Zionists; American
happened in Pittsburgh on Elections to choose the WZC choose from one of 14 different delegate of MERCAZ USA. The Forum for Israel; Americans
Oct. 27, 2018. delegates are held every five slates, each of them a coalition group represents Conservative/ 4 Israel; Kol Yisrael; MERCAZ
years; the last election was in of like-minded organizations Masorti groups like the US; ZOA Coalition; and
“The trial is going to tell the 2015. This time around, voting with similar aspirations for the Jewish Theological Seminary Hatikvah. l
story of what happened,” he will take place between Jan. 21 future of Israel. of America and the United
said. “ And that’s an import- and March 11; any American Synagogue of Conservative [email protected];
ant story to remember. There’s Jewish person over the age of 18 Of course, the differences 215-832-0740
hasn’t been a lot of national who pays $7.50 can vote online between each slate can be dras-
news stories about this crime to determine the makeup of the tic, as they represent many of The 2020 Caroline Zelaznik Gruss and
recently, and it is entirely 38th World Zionist Congress, the various constituencies of Joseph S. Gruss Lecture in Talmudic Civil Law
possible that those outside which will be held in Jerusalem American Jewry: left-wing, right-
of Pittsburgh and outside of from Oct. 20-22. wing; Conservative, Reform, The Biblical Struggle
the Jewish community may Orthodox; liberal Zionist, for Social Justice:
not fully recall the details of It will be just the 16th iter- religious Zionist; Ashkenazi,
what happened with respect ation to take place in Israel. Sephardic and so on. New Perspectives
to this crime. So while I cer- All of those who took part
tainly respect the objections prior to the 23rd World Zionist “If you look at the 14 slates THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2020
to having a trial, because it Congress in 1951 organized that we have, they come
will, you know, put a lot of themselves around an idea, from very many different s
the same people through the rather than a reality. approaches,” Gafni said.
ordeal again, it is important 5:30 PM
that the story be told. And the The first WZC was organ- Klein’s slate, for example
trial is one of our mechanisms ized by Theodor Herzl in — the ZOA Coalition — is The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
for telling that story.” l Basel, Switzerland, in 1897. made up of 27 different groups, Silverman Hall | S245A | Levy Conference Center
Herzl, generally consid- from to Aish
Toby Tabachnick is the senior staff ered the founder of modern HaTorah. Their vision of Israel 3501 Sansom Street
writer at the Pittsburgh Jewish Zionism, helped to convene is conservative, with special
Chronicle, a Jewish Exponent- Dr. Benjamin Porat Reception to follow.
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The NYC Anti-Semitism March Shouldn’t Overshadow
Judaism’s Main Purpose

BY RABBI ARI BERMAN Our gathering was just one of greater patience, once achieved, In our rapidly changing are raising crucial questions
dozens held around the world. the effects are long lasting and world, people are increasingly for our community and society
THIS MONTH, I joined tens hard to eradicate. seeking stability, clarity, meaning at large.
of thousands of Jews and As I reflect on these two and morality. Our modern lives,
non-Jews who marched from massive displays of Jewish Throughout our long and often filled with mind-numbing We can all feel history bend-
downtown Manhattan over the unity, I cannot help but think often turbulent history, Jews routines and life conducted on ing. But in what direction?
Brooklyn Bridge in a show of of an ancient Jewish teaching have learned that in order to autopilot, make us long for pur-
commitment to fighting the in which power is symbolized survive, we need to join together pose and significance. In a world Looking out at the hundreds
recent violent rise of anti-Sem- by the image of an intertwined with our partners and friends of the ephemeral, people seek of thousands of people who
itism. Also this month, I stood book and sword descending in other communities and pro- the eternal. All of these values gathered over the past week in
in Jerusalem with thousands from heaven. tect ourselves from those who are found in our tradition and defense of Judaism — one group
of Jews at the Siyum HaShas, would harm us. That is why we teachings about truth, compas- celebrating the completion of
a celebration of the seven-plus The sword represents phys- are so appreciative of the great sion, kindness and redemption. the Talmud and the other rally-
year achievement of the com- ical strength and the ability to outpouring of support by our And our purpose as Jews is to ing against anti-Semitism — I
pletion of the study of the fight and defend oneself. The neighbors and public officials embody these values and share saw once again the book and
entire corpus of the Talmud. book represents the power of that preceded and will follow them with the world. the sword descending inter-
ideas. At first glance, one might the Jan. 5 march. twined from heaven. As our
think that the sword is a more As the new decade dawns, society joins together to assert
effective means of securing But while the lesson of the the bending arc of history has the need for physical Jewish
power in the physical world. But sword — survival — is of course become more palpable. We are security, we must also remem-
as the character of Rosencrantz essential, it should not be con- living in a period unlike any ber the greater purpose our
points out in Shakespeare’s fused with our foundational the world has seen before. All security protects. Collectively,
“Hamlet” to prove a slightly purpose. Our purpose as Jews is areas of our lives — technol- we must seize the arc of his-
different point, we know that to study, model and spread Torah ogy, health, communications, tory and bend it towards more
“many wearing rapiers are values. We have a 3,500-year- industry — are shifting at an peace, justice, opportunity and
afraid of goose quills.” old tradition filled with great unprecedented pace; the tur- prosperity for all. l
wisdom, values, teachings and bulent international political
Compelling ideas, unlike traditions. These ideas and ideals culture and the new fright- Rabbi Ari Berman is president of
mighty armies, are rarely are more relevant today than ening wave of anti-Semitism Yeshiva University. This op-ed
defeated. And while the mas- perhaps ever before. originally appeared on
tery of ideas often requires

At 17, I’m the Youngest Woman to Complete the
Seven-Plus Year Study of the Talmud

BY HILA SCHLAKMAN a part of my day that was ded- started learning Talmud starting the practice. Deciding to learn with us, make sure that
icated to learning Torah with together in 2005 when I was 3 to learn every day for seven and we understood the page, point
I DIDN’T START learning my brother and father. years old. I always saw them a half years is an intimidating out all of the interesting details
the Talmud to take a stand learning and bonding together. goal. Luckily, my dad was very and encourage us to develop
or voice an opinion. When At ages 9 and 10 respectively, It seemed very natural, mean- determined, so once we decided our own thoughts and opin-
I started learning a page of my brother and I had no idea ingful and important to me, but we were starting, that was it. ions. My family and friends
Talmud per day (daf yomi) at what the commitment really not out of the ordinary. There were no exceptions: if you were always there for me,
age 10, I didn’t realize that meant. I knew that our being missed a daf, you had to make displaying patience, under-
anyone would even notice. To so young was pretty unusual. As a new cycle was approach- it up another day. It can be standing and encouragement.
me, it was just something I did, When my older brother had ing, my younger brother Yosi hard at times, but that’s part
finished the daf yomi cycle at said he wanted to begin learn- of the beauty of it — the Torah The experience has taught
17 years old, it was considered ing with my dad as well. I was is always a part of our lives, no me many things. I now have
a big deal. But other than that, 10 at the time and looking for a matter what else we are doing. an understanding of what our
studying Talmud daily seemed project that I could take on for religion is based on — the con-
very normal to me. I wasn’t even my bat mitzvah, so I decided It wasn’t always easy. cepts and ideas that go beyond
aware that the fact that I am a to join. A few years later my Not every daf is interesting mere technical points of Jewish
girl was a factor to consider. younger sister, Bracha, joined as (although my dad might say law. I enjoyed reading the
well. And ever since my grand- otherwise), and with every- stories about Jews who lived
The daf yomi has been a part parents moved to Israel, I’ve had thing going on in our lives, it during Talmudic times, the
of my home for as long as I can the privilege of learning with can be hard to find the time way our ancestors thought and
remember. My father and my my grandfather, too. for learning. Thankfully, I had how they shaped our religion
older brother, Ari, first finished tons of support. My father
Shas (the 2,711 page Babylonian In my experience, the hard- always took time out of his day See Schlakman, Page 28
Talmud) in 2012. They had est part of learning the daf is



Ambassadors to Ukraine: KVETCH ’N’ KVELL

Together as One Questioning Jewish Priorities
THE ARTICLE “Jews Choose Trump Names Eastern PA
BY ASHLEY WEINSTOCK — walking on the same path at the conference, where 500 Director” (Jan. 9) heightened my concerns about the priorities of
where 84,000 of our ancestors Jewish teens from across the some Jewish residents of the United States. Here we have a group
FIVE HUNDRED TEENS. perished not that long ago, that world gathered in Ukraine to of people who put Israel’s well-being ahead of that of their own
Fifteen countries represented. made so concrete, so real all celebrate Judaism, I was ner- country and the rest of the world. I am sure they would argue
Dozens of languages. Four that the Jewish people have suf- vous because I didn’t speak that America will survive no matter who is president. But Israel
days. One community. One fered during our history. any Russian and I didn’t think might not.
religion. And an event that others would speak much
none of us will ever soon forget. As I stood there in prayer English. Right away, though, I This is as wrong-headed as it gets.
with 20 other teens I had just was warmly welcomed by hun- The Democrats have never and will never abandon the Jews
Judaism brought us all met, I felt as though we were dreds of Russians, Ukrainians, or Israel. Barack Obama never did, nor did Hillary Clinton. But
together in Ukraine. Each prayer together as one, that all the awk- Israelis, Lithuanians and other these leaders refused to stand by and watch Israeli leaders do
we chanted established a bond wardness of getting acquainted Jewish teens from around the things they felt would be harmful to Israel and the cause of peace.
between everyone in the room. had immediately evaporated. world. Experiencing Havdalah This is what good friends do. They are honest with their pals even
The glimmer from the Havdalah And from that place of death together, forgetting about any when they don’t agree with them.
candle radiated into our hearts. and horror we went to the local social, political or language Donald Trump’s gifts to Netanyahu and friends will never
The sounds of the guitar vibrated shul. The move from a site of barriers between us, was a further the cause of peace. Those who shower us with gifts are
through our skin. The cool devastation and destruction to moment unlike anything I’ve not our friends, and I would worry when the day will come when
breeze from our swaying wafted one of hope and community was experienced in my life. Judaism we will be abandoned by such people.
through our hair. It was an indel- moving. All I could think about truly is a bond that extends It does not matter what history says about us. History is often
ible moment at the Active Jewish in those moments of singing and beyond words, and beyond wrong. But it does matter what God says, and I am certain that
Teens International Convention dancing was the immense pride national barriers. God will never smile upon those who support a liar, fabricator
in Kiev, Ukraine, where I and I felt. Only a few decades prior, and leader who has abandoned his country’s political, social and
other Jewish teens from North Jews were not able to freely pray My experience in Ukraine economic norms for his own benefit.
America represented BBYO. and dance anywhere, let alone opened my eyes up to the world.
be in a synagogue. Ever since the I never knew what Jewish com- Frank L. Friedman | Philadelphia
I had no idea what to fall of the Soviet Union, Jewish munities looked like outside of
expect before I headed over to life has resurged, blossomed my own in a small town in Some Other Republican?
Ukraine, where we for the first again, in the countries that once Pennsylvania. It was a once- With regard to “Jews Choose Trump Names Eastern PA Director”
time met a United Nations of lived under Communism. in-a-lifetime trip that I wish (Jan. 9), I wonder, are there no Republicans who could stand for
Jewish teens from the former everyone, Jewish or not, could the values espoused by Jews who are for Donald Trump who are
Soviet Union. I had no idea that We went everywhere in go on. I’m so thankful to BBYO, also ethical, moral, knowledgeable and decent?
over the next seven days would Ukraine, and I felt like I got a Genesis Philanthropy Group
have such a profound impact real sense for the country, and and their associated partners I wonder how Phyllis Zemble explains to her children and
on me. The first day at Babi for the Jewish community there. for making this experience pos- grandchildren a president who lies regularly (as proven by vid-
Yar, the site of a Nazi massacre We danced with the elderly at sible for me and my peers. We eos), eliminates safeguards that protect health care, water and
Chesed, took fun pictures in the must ensure that for the next voters’ rights, not to mention humanitarian concern for immi-
photo illusion museum, learned generation these opportunities grants, climate denial and engages in infantile name calling. Are
about Hillel and the JCC in Kyiv, not only endure, but expand. l Mitch McConnell, Lindsay Graham and Rudolph Giuliani also
and watched a ballet. While in respected by Zemble’s organization?
Kyiv, I found myself immersed Ashley Weinstock lives in
in the culture. Every bus ride, Mechanicsburg. She is a senior in I wonder how dangerous it is for Israel to become the partisan
every walk, I would find myself high school and is the regional n’siah issue it has become lately, rather than a security issue of great
just looking around. Whether (president) in BBYO Liberty Region, importance to the United States, no matter who is president.
it was the local architecture, or comprising chapters along Eastern I wonder how we can support the destruction of relationships
the way Ukrainians park on the Pennsylvania, Delaware and parts of with allies and the loss of our leadership role on the international
sidewalks, it all amazed me. upstate New York. stage.

When we finally arrived Surely, there must be other Republicans we could support and
be proud to call our president. l
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They’re Not Leftovers If They’re Repurposed

FOOD I had an assortment of from a previous dinner — pilipphoto / iStock / Getty Images Plus
KERI WHITE | JE FOOD COLUMNIST le overs sitting around last these presented a challenge.
week and, by weaving together The melon baller created a freshly cooked (or bought) It takes almost no extra e ort
LEFTOVERS ARE NOT a these items in a new way, I lovely little orbs from the option — rotisserie chicken, to roast a second chicken, and
popular dinner option. And I managed to present an appar- squash, and the salad looked anyone? that extra bird can pay divi-
can see why. ently fresh meal using virtually a treat. is method could be dends with salads, sandwiches,
all bits that were pulled from used with sweet potatoes or e key to a successful pasta toppings, etc. Ditto for
One could certainly make the fridge. any sturdy, starchy cooked covert le over dinner is to have roasting veggies, or cooking
the argument that if there is a vegetable. good-quality ingredients on rice, barley, etc.
lot le over, the diners did not Full disclosure: e arugula hand, so consider using slightly
su ciently love the meal. But and romaine were not tech- My “clean out the fridge” larger amounts when you pro- I recognize that salad may
that is o en not the case — some- nically le over as in reused salad also contained le over vision and cook for the week. not be considered “dinner” for
times it is simply impractical to from a previous meal, but new potatoes, roasted cabbage
prepare a small amount, partic- the quantity I had for each and, of course, the squash. I
ularly in the case of dishes like would have been insu cient used a roasted tomato relish
roast chicken, meatloaf, soups to make a salad for the family. that had topped some grilled
and stews. Combining them produced an steak earlier in the week as a
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Series Examines Death of AMIA Prosecutor

TELEVISION bombing of the Asociación A new Netflix series examines the mysterious death of Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor who was
SELAH MAYA ZIGHELBOIM | JE STAFF Mutual Israelita Argentina, a
Jewish community center in investigating a bombing at a Jewish community center in Argentina. Netflix trailer screenshot
“NISMAN: THE PROSECUTOR, Buenos Aires. The bombing left
the President and the Spy” 85 dead and hundreds wounded. controversy abounded. Did presented in a way that seems a sense that there is still some-
begins with a series of images It remains the worst terrorist Nisman really commit suicide, like fact is revealed later to be thing else there, some more
and sounds: An aerial view attack in Argentine history. just before he was supposed a cover up, putting the viewer information lurking around
of Buenos Aires, Argentina. to present the findings of an through the same roller coaster the corner, another deception
Documents. A dark hallway Nisman spent years inves- investigation he had spent that people at the time may yet to be revealed. And there
and, then, a phone call. tigating the attack and, on so much time on? Or was he have experienced. always is.
Jan. 19, 2015, was supposed to murdered?
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came and he’s dead,” a wom- apparently found that Iran It’s a case that has torn at research is astounding. Told in case and certainly worthy of
an’s voice says in Spanish. was behind the attack and that the fabric of Argentina. It also Spanish with English subtitles, a six-part documentary, with
former Argentine President attracted international atten- it draws on a deep and wide each episode clocking in at
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WHYY’s Terry Gross Finds Her Roots

ARTS nation is very nuanced and
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important to us.”
WHAT DO RADIO HOST e show employs teams of
Terry Gross, actor Jeff genealogists in Utah and New
Goldblum and actor/podcaster York to spend a couple months
Marc Maron have in common? to a year working to uncover
a celebrity’s family history.
Not much, but a link- About 30 guests are invited
ing thread was unveiled in onto the show each year, with
the latest episode of the PBS two to three appearing in each
documentary series “Finding episode. Streeter said the goal
Your Roots,” which airs on is to tell stories people haven’t
WHYY-TV at 8 p.m. on Jan. 21. heard before.
Streeter said it can be di cult
An advanced screen- to research families originat-
ing was shown to a crowd ing from places like Ireland or
at the National Museum of Eastern Europe. O entimes,
American Jewish History on the only information about life
Jan. 9. Audience members got before the U.S. lies in a person’s
to view the rst half of the immigration document. Other
episode, which was followed times, nothing is found. at
by a live Q&A with Gross and happens to about two guests
show producer Sabin Streeter. each season. And when they do
Acting as moderator was Philadelphia-based radio host Terry Gross speaks at an advance screening of the episode of “Finding Your nd documents, they can only
NMAJH founding historian Roots” along with show producer Sabin Streeter at the National Museum of American Jewish History on Jan. 9.
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guest with a “book of life,” focused on Gross’ grandpar- with her mother. So I have this tremendous consequences,” guessed at or is unknown.
featuring documents, pho- ents; all four were born in incredible admiration for her Streeter said. “We want to cel- “Many of the most import-
tos, newspaper clippings and Eastern Europe and immi- and curiosity about how she ebrate that these things are ant things we’ll never know,
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give birth too fast for the mid- languages, hapiru or hab- is so deeply ingrained
BY RABBI LEAH BERKOWITZ wives to interfere. iru can mean anything from in him that he even stands in traveled to, and what we carry
“dust” to “trespasser,” reflect- opposition to God, in defense with us from place to place.
Parshat Shemot The name the midwives ing the diminished status of of the innocent people in Who we are is not merely
WHILE THE ENGLISH name are called here — ivriot or an outsider. It speaks of “oth- Sodom and Gomorrah. shaped by where we come
of the book of Exodus hints “Hebrews” — is significant. erness,” even to the point of Like Abraham, the mid- from: It is shaped by where we
at the miraculous redemption Elsewhere, we call ourselves being untouchable. wives, Shifra and Puah, also stand today.
contained therein, its Hebrew b’nai Yisrael, the children of proved themselves worthy of Throughout history, our
name, Shemot, feels more Jacob/Israel, who wrestled Ivri is a word that others the title ivriot. Not only do people have been cast as out-
commonplace. with God. Later, we call our- uses to define us, and not they refuse to follow Pharaoh’s siders, relegated to the margins
selves Yehudim, descendants of always in a good way. But if order, they draw upon his per- of society through no choice
Shemot, or “names,” refers Judah, whose name means “I we dig a little deeper, we might ception of the ivriot as different of our own. But we have also
to the list of Jacob’s sons that will thanks.” reclaim this word as a way to to dismiss Pharaoh’s concerns. been known for our willing-
came to Egypt at the end of define ourselves. While everyone in their ness to stand on one side, even
Genesis. A list of names might But ivri (masculine singular society, Hebrew and Egyptian when the whole world is stand-
not seem significant, but what of ivriot) is a different kind In Genesis Rabbah, the rab- alike, accepts that oppression ing on the other side: through
we are called can have a great of name. Ivri is what others bis argue over why Abraham and infanticide were busi- commitment to our faith, the
impact on how people see us, call us, particularly when we was called ivri. Rabbi Nehemia ness as usual, the midwives preservation of our unique
and how we see ourselves. are the minority. Abraham’s says ivri means that he risk their own lives to save traditions and our passion for
Amorite neighbors call him descended from a man named the Hebrew infants. Without pursuing justice.
To paraphrase the poet ha-ivri (Genesis 14:13). Joseph Eber. Other rabbis suggest ivri this first courageous crossing May we, like our name-
Zelda, we have names our is called ivri when the wife of means that Abram came from over, our people could not have sakes, have the courage to live
parents give us and names we Potiphar accuses him of attack- me-ever ha-nahar, from across crossed over from Egyptian in the world today as ivrim and
give to ourselves. Often, we ing her (Gen. 39: 14, 17), and the river. But Rabbi Yehuda slavery, and later into freedom ivriot, the ones who cross over
are called names by the people when he is held captive in an has a different opinion: Ivri, in the Promised Land. to stand on the other side. l
around us, for better or for Egyptian prison (Gen. 40:15, he says, means that the whole This word ivri, as it is
worse. 41:12). Years later, Joseph calls world was on one side (ever) understood in the midrash, has Rabbi Leah Berkowitz is the rabbi
his brothers ivrim, saying that, and Abram was on the other much to teach us about how we at Congregation Kol Ami in Elkins
In this week’s Torah por- as proper Egyptian, he cannot side (Gen. Rabbah 42:8). understand our identity. We Park. The Board of Rabbis of
tion, we encounter Shifra and dine with them (Gen. 43: 32). define ourselves through gene- Greater Philadelphia is proud to
Puah, the meyaledot ha-ivriot, Moses and Aaron approach Ivri then is not simply an alogy, who our parents and provide the Torah commentary for
midwives to the Hebrew Pharaoh as representatives of ethnic marker, but a descriptor grandparents were, the values the Jewish Exponent.
women. They courageously the God of the ivrim (Ex. 3:18, of Abram’s character. When and traditions they passed
disobey the Pharaoh’s orders to 5:3, 7:16, 9:1, 13, 10:3). the whole world was wor- on to us. We define ourselves
kill all newborn Hebrew boys. shipping idols, Abram served through geography, where we
When called to account for Ivri is not always used in God alone. When God calls come from, where we have
their behavior, they respond a positive way, which might upon him to go forth into
that the Hebrew women, the have to do with its origins. In the unknown, Abram sets off
ivriot, are like animals: They several ancient Near Eastern without hesitation. Being ivri

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Weather Authority Facebook His weather-related posts his storm tracking stays local. these are all things that might
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and emails are admittedly less That doesn’t mean Costin’s Hearing Officer Costin.
The weather emails are “just “One of the classes I had to frequent than they once were always playing it safe. See the
what they sound like,” Costin take in meteorology was writ- because he’s a “big boy now time he live-streamed from It might not be his original
said recently. “They’re e-mails ing up forecasts for the next with a real job.” But they’re suf- Marconi Park in the middle plan; it might be a little more
that talk about the weather.” week,” he recalled. “I aced that ficiently frequent to engender of Hurricane Sandy’s 85-mph prudent, a little more common-
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Sent to family, friends, been doing it for years.” that even scant possibility of Costin, in professional look- his first love, and, according to
friends of friends and old a big winter storm will send ing all-weather gear, strafed by Costin, it never will.
teachers, these emails are not Today, Costin lives around Costin back to the keyboard. superstorm-charged rain.
mere predictions; they are the corner from where he grew “It’s a hobby that I love and
comprehensive lessons, where up, with his wife Felicia, whom “That’s what I love most. In tagging that video, will never give up,” he declared
future weather is placed in his- he married in 2018. He and his Cold, snowy weather is my favor- Costin wrote “A very unsafe on his Facebook page.
torical context and the science father, Murray, are the stew- ite,” said Costin, who, around outdoor storm report from a
that makes that weather hap- ards of the shul mentioned Thanksgiving, published his little earlier this evening.” “I know it’s dangerous, but
pen is presented in a way that is above. The son leads weekly 17th Annual Winter Forecast, by I’d love to go to the Midwest one
comprehensible, relatable and, Shabbat services, and the father far his most-anticipated posting. Costin’s “big boy job,” as he day, chase a tornado or some-
oftentimes, entertaining. is the executive director of the puts it, entails hearing Philly res- thing, or, maybe, spend part of a
lay-led, entirely donation-sup- Costin shares his weather idents dispute citations they’ve winter up in Buffalo, where they
“I like to write,” said Costin, ported YPC Shari-Eli. musings and prognostications received for violating municipal get the lake effect snow.” l
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that has led him to grow his “My whole life has happened Jews of Center City, Jews of West at the right time or not keeping [email protected];
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THURSDAY, JAN. 16 Canasta Open Play. THURSDAY, JAN. 16
Canasta walk-in friendly game.
Torah Study. 1-3 p.m. Social hall at Ohev Shalom Book Discussion Group.
Study of commentaries found in of Bucks County. Weekly open play The Book Discussion Group with Rita and MaryAnn, a joint
the Hertz Chumash, the Etz Hayim for $2. To register, call 215-968-6755. venture program by Northeast NORC and the Congregations
Chumash and the commentaries of 944 Second Street Pike, Richboro. of Shaare Shamayim, meets again at noon. “Tidelands” by
modern biblical scholars to deepen New York Times best-selling author Phillippa Gregory is the
our understanding of the first book Helping Teens in Distress. book selection for this meeting. A $2 donation is required.
of the Bible. Lead by Rabbi Ira Flax. Rates of depression and suicidal Light refreshments are served. Call 215-677-1600 for more
10 a.m. Har Zion Temple. 1500 Hagys behavior in youth have increased details. Transportation is available through Northeast NORC at
Ford Road, Penn Valley. significantly over the past few 215-320-0351. 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia.
decades. Join JFCS to learn how to
Bible Study. identify signs of depression in teens Breakfast and Parshah. York Road Temple-Beth Am with SUNDAY, JAN. 19
The rabbis at Main Line Reform as well as to recognize warning Rabbi Alexander Coleman will explore a discussion of the weekly portion
Temple will lead an ongoing signs for potential suicidal behavior. the weekly Torah portion over a including bagels and coffee at 9 Kugel Making.
discussion of the Tanakh over the year. Matthew Wintersteen is a national breakfast of bagels, lox and coffee in a.m. followed by a peer-led Shabbat Volunteers at this Women of Reform
Open to all. 11 a.m. 410 Montgomery expert in youth suicide and will share this weekly interactive class. 9 a.m. service at 10:15 a.m. Casual dress is Congregation Keneseth Israel
Ave., Wynnewood. insights on the identification of risk Young Israel of Elkins Park. 7715 appropriate and everyone is welcome. event will make 200 kugel meals for
in teens and effective strategies for Montgomery Ave., Elkins Park. For more information, call 215-886- KleinLife’s Meals on Wheels program.
Torah Study. engaging youth. 7 p.m. The Barbara 8000. 971 Old York Road, Abington. RSVP to Lynore Eisman at 215-676-1812
Midday Torah study with Rabbi Eric and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Babies Love Shabbat. or [email protected] 9 a.m. to noon.
Lazar at noon. All are welcome. Center of JFCS. 345 Montgomery Center City Jewish Preschool and Torah Study. 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park.
Temple Brith Achim. 481 S. Gulph Ave., Bala Cynwyd. B’nai Abraham Chabad invite the The rabbis of Main Line Reform
Road, King of Prussia. community to join in their latest Temple will lead a discussion on the Lecture Series.
FRIDAY, JAN. 17 program, Babies Love Shabbat. weekly parshah and talk about its This four-week course will immerse
Lunch and Learn. This program takes place from 10:30- context and history. All are welcome. people in the family, life, times, works
The Righteous Among the Nations are Active Adult Friday. 11:30 a.m. The class is appropriate 9 a.m. 410 Montgomery Ave., and thought of Rabbi Moshe ben
non-Jews who rescued Jews during the A full day of activities for active for children 2 and under and is $12 Wynnewood. Maimon. Lecturer Rabbi Shai Cherry
Holocaust, often at great peril to their adults. Coffee, tea and snacks at per child. For more information, will discuss the poetry-infused life
own lives. This presentation, as part of 8:30 a.m., chair exercise or current email [email protected] 527 Bucks Camp Expo. of Andalusia and the medical clinic
Gratz College’s One Book, One Jewish events at 9:30 a.m., Kabbalat Lombard St., Philadelphia. Meet camp directors from more than Maimon ran outside of Cairo. His
Community program, will highlight, in Shabbat service led by Rabbi Beth 50 Jewish camps throughout Bucks commentary, code, philosophy and
particular, righteous people who are Janus at 10:30 a.m., hot kosher Kabbalat Shabbat. and Montgomery counties, Northeast letters will be discussed along with his
less well known, but equally deserving lunch from Betty the Caterer at A welcome Shabbat with Temple Philadelphia, and Mercer and son’s attraction to Sufi mysticism. $18.
of remembrance. Lecture by Ruth N. 11:30 a.m. and the benefits of exercise Judea of Bucks County’s Friday Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. 11 a.m. Congregation Adath Jeshurun.
Sandberg. Kosher lunch included. For presented by Neva White at 12:15 p.m. evening service. 7 p.m. 38 Rogers From noon to 3 p.m. at the Student 7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park.
information, call 215-635-7300, ext. 155, RSVP by phone at 215-832-0539. Road, Furlong. Center Building at Delaware Valley
or email [email protected] $25. Noon. KleinLife: Center City. 2100 Arch St., University. Free admission and free MLK Day of Learning.
7605 Old York Road, Melrose Park. Philadelphia. MLK Day Shabbat. parking. Children welcome. For more The Social Justice Policy Task Force
A Martin Luther King Jr. Shabbat will information, call 215-886-1666. 700 E. will sponsor an MLK Day of Learning
NAME: WWDB AM 860; WIDTH: 3.625 IN; be at 8 p.m. at Reform Congregation Butler Ave., Doylestown. from 12:15-2:45 p.m. at Reform
DEPTH: 3.62 IN; COLOR: BLACK; AD NUMBER: Keneseth Israel. Afterward, a post- Congregation Keneseth Israel. A
00088128 service presentation will take place, Meet the Author. light lunch will be served. The theme
as panelists Rabbi Earl Bowen Jr. and Myla Goldberg, award-winning New of “Becoming a Beloved Community,”
Rabbi Seth Frisch will discuss “What We York Times best-selling author of a concept central to Dr. King’s
Have Learned” and “A Way Forward” “Bee Season: A Novel,” will discuss philosophy, will frame the program.
followed by a Q&A session. Acting as her newest novel, “Feast Your Eyes: Galia Godel from Jewish Family
moderator is Rabbi Lance Sussman. A Novel.” She will also be doing a & Children’s Services will be the
8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park book signing. Books available for guest speaker. Email [email protected]
purchase in advance or that evening with any questions.
SATURDAY, JAN. 18 for $18 through the Temple Sholom Boxes of food will be delivered to
in Broomall office. Must prepay to local Jewish people in need from the
Torah, Bagels and Coffee. reserve advance copy. 7 p.m. 55 N. Jewish Relief Agency Jan. 20 at 10
Begin Shabbat morning at Old Church Lane, Broomall. a.m. Interested volunteers can call


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6:30 p.m. 1500 Hagys Ford Road, Brodsky Enrichment Center of JFCS.
Penn Valley. 345 Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd.

MONDAY, JAN. 20 Mahjong. Lunch and Learn.
Sisterhood of Melrose B’nai Israel Discussion of the parshah of the week.
Magic Show. Emanu-El hosts a weekly mahjong This session will be led by Rabbi Joel
Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El Kehillah will host game. Open to the entire kehillah. Seltzer. All are welcome. Noon. 1801
the Smoke and Mirrors Magic Theatre at 11:30 a.m. No charge for MBIEE sisterhood Market St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia.
Magical brunch followed by performances by members. A one-time charge of $36
sleight-of-hand artists, mentalists, illusionists and includes membership to the MBIEE Lunch and Learn.
magicians. $25 per person. For more information, Sisterhood. Contact 215-635-1505 Discussion of the parshah of the week.
call 215-635-1505. 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park. or [email protected] for more This session will be led by Rabbi Fred
information. 7 p.m. 8339 Old York Davidow. All are welcome. Noon.
Rinat Khairitdinov / iStock / Getty Images Plus Road, Elkins Park. Congregation Adath Jeshurun library.
7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park.
Jaimie Shmelzer at 215-887-8700. the 25th annual Greater Philadelphia Talmud Study. Rami Kleinstein Concert.
8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park. MLK Day of Service. People can drop off This class asks the overarching Rami Kleinstein is one of Israel’s most Mahjong.
items from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the question: What is the Talmud trying popular contemporary singers and This mahjong group meets at 1 p.m.
Town Hall. synagogue lobby that will support St. to tell us about shame/shaming? musicians. He’ll be performing at City in the Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel
The Or Hadash Gun Violence Prevention Christopher’s Hospital for Children. New 11:45 a.m. Har Zion Temple. 1500 Winery Philadelphia. 8 p.m. 990 Filbert synagogue chapel to play the game,
Task Force is hosting a Gun Violence hats, scarves, gloves, socks for infants Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley. St., Philadelphia. have fun and raise money for tikkun
Prevention Town Hall Discussion with through 17 years along with new book olam. Have you heard of mahjong and
state Reps. Todd Stephens and Steven bags, pencils, pens and notebooks will Wisdom of the (S)ages. TUESDAY, JAN. 21 want to learn to play? Are you new in
McCarter. Numerous gun violence be accepted. Call the office at 215-635- This class led by Ely Levine will town looking for the game? Have you
prevention and suicide prevention 1505 with any questions or to arrange explore selections of the Biblical Piano Concert. lived in town and want a new group to
organizations will be attending to share an earlier drop-off. 8339 Old York Road, books of Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes Lou Walinsky, a freelance musician play with? The group is always looking
their initiatives. Opportunity to ask Elkins Park. and Pirkei Avot. The aim is to try to for more than 40 years, will perform a for new players. A $4 donation is
questions and write to legislators to understand the moral sensibilities free piano concert open to the public. asked per session. 300 S. 18th St.,
support reasonable gun violence bills MLK Day of Service. of the ancestors and look for tidbits Walinsky performs original piano Philadelphia.
such as Extreme Risk Protection Orders Adath Israel, the Church of St. Asaph, useful in people’s own lives. Free and arrangements of great American
and Background Checks. 1-3 p.m. 190 Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Bawa open to the community. For more songbook standards including Grief Support Workshop.
Camp Hill Road, Fort Washington. Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship and Harvest information, call 610-667-5000. 1 p.m. songs by Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Reform Congregation Keneseth
Sanctuary will join together on Martin Har Zion Temple. 1500 Hagys Ford George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers & Israel’s Inclusion Committee will host
Genealogy Lecture. Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Projects Road, Penn Valley. Hammerstein and more. 10:30 a.m. a grief support workshop. Facilitated
Fred Blum is a private detective and including assembling toiletry kits and KleinLife: Northeast Philadelphia. by Bonnie Neubauer in the Bride’s
the past president of the Jewish food bags, making friendship bracelets MLK Day of Service. 10100 Jamison Ave., Philadelphia. Room. All meetings start at 7 p.m.
Genealogical and Archival Society and pillows and making cards for A community-wide celebration of Attendees are asked to RSVP to
of Greater Philadelphia. He will give people in need. 9:45 a.m. 250 North mitzvot and Tikkun Olam at Har Art Class. Bonnie Klein at [email protected]
a lecture at Reform Congregation Highland Ave., Merion Station. Zion Temple. Area families, college This series of hands-on art-making net. Donations to the Sharing is Caring
Keneseth Israel on techniques he organizations and students of all workshops will introduce participants Fund are welcomed. 8339 Old York
uses to locate individuals through Blanket Making, ages come together from 1-3 p.m. for to charcoal, pastels, watercolor and Road, Elkins Park.
genealogy. This information will Donation Drive. donation sorting, cook for a friend, acrylic paint. Each individual will then
enable researchers to not only locate KARE4KIDS Project, directed by letter writing to veterans, soldiers choose one medium to create their WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22
family but also uncover distant Marlene Snyder, and Mitzvot B’yachad and the IDF, “Shul Stitchers” knitting own unique piece. Participants may
relatives and assist in searching for Social Action are making blankets project, PALS for Life therapy dogs choose to work from photographs, a Coffee and Conversation.
heirs as well as locating missing for babies and children suffering on-site, service-related fun activities still life setting or their imagination. After morning minyan, enjoy coffee
relatives. Free admission for members. trauma or illness in their lives. Bring for children and parents and an This program is open to all adults. and an open forum for learning at
Nonmembers are charged $5. a pair of large sharp scissors. Bring American Red Cross blood drive. Beginners to advanced levels welcome. 8 a.m. Rabbi Andrew Markowitz
For more information, call donations of shampoo, liquid soap, 1500 Hagys Ford Road, Call 267-256-2018 to register. $30.
215-338-7920. 1:30 p.m. toothbrushes, toothpaste, new Penn Valley. 10:30 a.m. The Barbara and Harvey See Calendar, Page 24
8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park. infant or children’s size pajamas
(unisex), and children’s and baby Blood Drive. NAME: SMOKE & MIRRORS; WIDTH: 3.625 IN;
MONDAY, JAN. 20 books. Blankets and toiletries will be A blood drive for the American Red DEPTH: 1.75 IN; COLOR: BLACK PLUS ONE; AD
donated to various local social service Cross will be held at Har Zion Temple. NUMBER: 00088377
Clothing, School Supply Drive. agencies. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beth Sign up,
Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El’s Sholom Congregation. 8231 Old York sponsor HarZionTemplePA, or call Host your party or business event at the theater. An unforgettable time
Inclusion Committee is a partner for Road, Elkins Park. 1-800-RedCross (733-27677). 1:30- for all! If you can’t come to us, we can send our entertainers to you.

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Calendar are relevant today, such as dealing grappling with current or past substance the Hertz Chumash, the Etz Hayim for $2. To register, call 215-968-6755.
with aging parents, the loss of your use issues. People will learn about and Chumash and the commentaries of 944 Second Street Pike, Richboro.
Continued from Page 23 parents, family illness, and their engage with speakers on topics related modern biblical scholars to deepen
health, adult children and dating. to co-dependency, self-care, combating our understanding of the first book Women’s Circle.
will teach and answer your Jewish Learn what the Torah teaches about denial, healthy role modeling, depression, of the Bible. Lead by Rabbi Ira Flax. Rabbi Danielle Parmenter hosts a
questions. Coffee and Conversation people’s responsibilities in these anxiety and how to feel empowered 10 a.m. Har Zion Temple. monthly meeting of study, reflection,
is free and open to the community. areas. 11 a.m. Har Zion Temple. in confronting these issues. For more 1500 Hagys Ford Road, meditation and ritual inspired by the
Adath Israel. 250 N. Highland Ave., 1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley. information and to register for the group, Penn Valley. rhythm of the Hebrew calendar and
Merion Station. contact Sarah Waxman at [email protected] the Torah cycle. The goal is to cultivate
Lunch and Learn. or call 267-804-5888. $36. Bible Study. community and sacred connection.
Film Screening and Lecture. Discussion of the parshah of the 6:30 p.m. The Barbara and Harvey The rabbis at Main Line Reform 6:30 p.m. Tiferet Bet Israel.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry week. This session will be led by Brodsky Enrichment Center of JFCS. Temple will lead an ongoing 1920 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell.
Levinson wrote and directed four films Rabbi Gary Charlestein. All are 345 Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd. discussion of the Tanakh over the year.
about coming of age in Baltimore. welcome. 12:30 p.m. 1710 Romano Open to all. 11 a.m. 410 Montgomery Men’s Club Meeting.
In this series, Temple University Drive, Norristown. Mahjong. Ave., Wynnewood. The Men’s Club of Congregations
communications professor Irv Slifkin Old York Road Temple-Beth Am will of Shaare Shamayim is hosting its
will screen and take a closer look at Bereavement Group. host a drop-in mahjong game at 7 Torah Study. January general meeting at 7 p.m.
the themes, the relationships and the For the post-bereaved, held at p.m. Bring your cards. Mahjong sets Midday Torah study with Rabbi Eric The guest speaker is Chuck Feldman
Jewish roots of “Diner” (1982), “Tin Northeast NORC, from 1-2:30 p.m. and cards will be for sale. For more Lazar at noon. All are welcome. of the Holocaust Awareness Museum
Men” (1985), “Avalon” (1990) and Free. Email [email protected] information, call 215-886-8000. 971 Temple Brith Achim. 481 S. Gulph and Education Center. He will discuss
“Liberty Heights” (1999). This is a four- com or call 215-320-0351 to register. Old York Road, Abington. Road, King of Prussia. the museum’s programs plus take a
week series. $45. 10 a.m. Adath Israel. 8546B Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia. nonpartisan look at the upcoming
250 N. Highland Ave., Merion Station. THURSDAY, JAN. 23 Canasta Open Play. presidential election. Refreshments
Addiction Support Group. Canasta walk-in friendly game. will be served. For more information,
Parshat Hashavua. JFCS is offering this support group for Torah Study. 1-3 p.m. Social hall at Ohev Shalom call 215-677-1600. 9768 Verree Road,
In this class for those between the family members who have a loved one Study of commentaries found in of Bucks County. Weekly open play Philadelphia. l
ages of 45ish and 65ish, Rabbi Shawn
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Morris Barenbaum, January 2, 2020; of Phil- Murray Gorson, January 4, 2020. Husband of William Konin, 94, of Philadelphia, died Sat- Robert Steele, age 65, died on December 26,
adelphia; loving father of Marla (Alan) Beletz Phyllis (nee Linefsky) of Bryn Mawr, PA. urday, December 28, 2019. He is survived by 2019. Father of Adam (Laurie) Steele, broth-
and Samuel Barenbaum; cherished grand- Father of Jamie, Eric, and Michelle Gorson; his loving wife, Eileen Konin; daughter, Kelly er of Bonnie (Donald) Wittenberg and Shar-
father of Ryan Beletz (Ali Angelo) and Jordan son of Janice and the late S. Marshall Gor- Dash (Ken); son, Michael (Jacqueline); on (Brad) Lawver. Grandfather of Brayden
Beletz (Priscilla). Services and interment son; brother of Sherrie Willner, Lynne Cohen, grandchildren: Brooke, Courtney, Jack, Mat- and Ryan Steele. Nephew of Barbara (late
were private. In lieu of flowers, contribu- and Gigi Gorson-Marrow. Contributions in his thew, and Melissa. In lieu of flowers, charit- Ivan) Shlichtman. Contributions in his
tions in his memory may be made to memory may be made to a charity of the able donations in William’s honor can be memory can be made to Rotary Club of donor's choice. made to the charity of your choice. Wilmington, 1007 N. Orange Street, Wilming-
ton, DE 19501 or charity of donor’s choice.


Ruth (nee Cohen) Cohn, of Philadelphia, Joan Griff (nee Wallerstein) On January 8, Susan F. Satinsky, age 60, January 8, 2020. Ruth Spindler (Nee Rosen) of Gwynedd, PA Rosalyn F. Teitelman (nee Mackler), Jan. 4,
passed away peacefully on January 2, 2020 2020. Wife of the late Louis. Mother of Ilene Beloved wife of Marcia Liebman for 30 years. passed away peacefully on December 30, 2020. Wife of the late Julius. Mother of Bar-
at age 91. She is survived by her children Griff and Lora Griff (Ethan McMahon). Sister Loving daughter of the late Leon and Lillian 2019 at the age of 91. Ruth was born May bara and the late Alan. Sister of Sandra
Bruce (Fayne) and Gary (Marcy), her grand- of Bruce (Eileen) Wallerstein. Grandmother of Satinsky. Dear sister of Sandy Kreloff 22, 1928 to parents Florence Marks Rosen Hirshfield and the late Al Mackler. Contribu-
children, Rachel (Cory), Sheara, Dara (Jeff) Bella Wattles, Sage Wattles, Eli Griff-McMa- (Steven) and the late Maury Satinsky. Aunt of and William Rosen in Philadelphia, PA. She is tions in her memory may be made to Empire
and Julie (Andrew), and great-grandchildren hon and Jesse Griff-McMahon. Cousin of Lee Kreloff (Laura) and the late Harris Kreloff. survived by her daughter Lynda Wackenhut Hospice Care, 13701 Riverside Dr. #512,
Nathan, Emily and Jacob. She was preceded Marcia Ufberg. Joan was loved by all and will She is also survived by Marlene Zinn (Arlen) Wilkes (Daniel), step daughter Patricia Spind- Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, www.empirehos-
in death by the love of her life, Jerry, her par- be missed. Contributions in her memory may and Mark Jacoby. Susan was a devoted psy- ler Henderson, her grandsons Garrett Wilkes
ents, Israel and Clara Cohen, and her brother be made to Cong. Or Ami, 708 Ridge Pike, chotherapist in both NJ and PA. Contribu- (Lauren), Tristan (Fevie) Henderson, Fre-
Bernie (Pearl) Cohen. Ruth was born in Read- Lafayette Hill, PA 19444. www.goldsteinsfu- tions in her memory may be made to Pancre- drick Wackenhut IV and nieces Carol Regan GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S
ing, PA and grew up in Atlantic City, where atic Cancer Research. 415 Crossways Park and Barbara Gummel. Ruth was predeceased RAPHAEL-SACKS
she worked in her family’s fabric store. She Dr. Suite D, Woodbury NY 11797 www.lust- by her husband Charles Spindler, her son
went to school to study fashion design. After GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S Fredrick Wackenhut III, and brother Donald ZWERLING
moving to Philadelphia, she enjoyed working RAPHAEL-SACKS Rosen. After graduating from Simon Gratz
at Bonwit Teller. While her children were GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S High School Ruth worked for many years for Hannah Zwerling (nee Schlachterman) On
growing up, she went back to work at The HANGES RAPHAEL-SACKS Equitable Life Insurance Company while at- January 8, 2020. Beloved wife of Jerry. De-
Northeast Regional Public Library, where she tending Temple University. After marrying voted mother of Debbie White (Wayne) and
loved working with and teaching children. Charlotte Hanges (nee Paul), on January 6, SCHECTMAN and raising her children. she became pas- Barry Zwerling (Brooke). Loving grandmoth-
Ruth was an avid reader and talented artist. 2020. Wife of the late Saul. Mother of Lisa sionately involved with Israel Bonds and or- er of Matthew, Allie, and Noah. Contributions
She, together with Jerry, showed passion for Hanges and Susan (Stephen) Hader. Sister Ruth Schectman (nee Satenstein) on Jan. 6, ganized leadership trips to Israel for US sup- in her memory may be made to Fox Chase
learning by continuing their education and of Lenore (Morton) Husky, the late Beatrice 2020. Wife of the late Rabbi David port. During many visits to Israel, Ruth sup- Cancer Center or The Congregations of
taking college courses for 15 years as senior Jonas and the late Elaine Lidgaster. Grand- Schectman, mother of Herbert Schectman ported several underserved orphanages for Shaare Shamayim.
citizens. She was very progressive and had mother of Sara, Lily and Kate. Contributions (Maryann Greenfield), grand-mother of Gayle girls by connecting them with US benefact-
strong liberal values. She loved traveling the in her memory may be made to Abramson (Andrew) Comer and Deborah (Craig) ors. She developed a strong love for the GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S
world, and taking her family with her. After Senior Care, 1425 Horsham Road, North Chernoff; great grandmother of Peyton and country and considered Israel her second RAPHAEL-SACKS
all, her most important treasure in life was Wales, PA 19454. Camryn Comer and Paige and Jadyn home. During these productive years much
time spent with her family. Contributions in Chernoff. Contributions in her memory may of her time was dedicated to charitable fun- Honor the
Ruth’s name can be made to the ACLU, St. GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S be made to the Congregations of Shaare draising work for Einstein Medical Center in memory
Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or the RAPHAEL-SACKS Shamayim, 9768 Verree Rd., Phila. PA Philadelphia and Congregation Beth Sholom of your
eventual Democratic Presidential Nominee. 19115. in Elkins Park. She enjoyed a wide circle of loved one …
HERMAN colleagues and friends in the Sisterhood and
GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S Auxiliary who she kept in close touch with CALL 215-832-0749
RAPHAEL-SACKS Adele Sharon Herman (nee Tuch) January 4, RAPHAEL-SACKS whenever possible. Ruth’s long life was filled TO PLACE YOUR
2020; of Lafayette Hill, PA, formerly of with enthusiasm and purpose. Most of all, YAHRTZEIT AD.
GOLDEN Queens, NY; beloved wife of the late Stanley; SELIGSON she enjoyed sharing good times with friends
loving mother of Robyn Walcoff (Scott); sis- and her family, especially traveling with her cl[email protected]
Ann W. Golden (nee Wolfsten), December 24, ter of Joan Schwartz; cherished grandmoth- Rose Seligson (nee Caplan) on January 5, husband Karl. Always concerned with the
2019, of Lafayette Hill, PA. Beloved wife of er of Seth and Brooke. Funeral services were 2019. Beloved wife of the late Theodore. Lov- world around her, she was an avid reader and
the late Louis M. Golden, Jr. with whom she held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at ing mother of Jack (Gerri) Seligson, Gail craft artist. She took great care to add a de-
had a storybook marriage for nearly 65 years; Joseph Levine & Sons, 4737 Street Rd., Tre- (Jack) Wolfberg and Alan (Rita) Seligson. gree of beauty and elegance wherever she
loving mother of Joanne (Richard) Ruchman vose, PA. Interment at Haym Salomon Me- Sister of the late Toby Pitchman and Theresa was. Decorating her homes from East to
and L. Michael Golden; cherished grand- morial Park, Frazer, PA. In lieu of flowers, Kunin. Also survived by 6 grandchildren and West coasts gave her great pleasure as did
mother of Allison and Corey. Ann was a vali- contributions in her memory may be made to 7 great grandchildren. Contributions in her the elaborate miniature dollhouse collections
ant and courageous woman throughout her The Foundation for Children with Neuroim- memory may be made to charity of the she created; recently donated to a museum.
life. She earned her pilot’s license in high mune Disorders (, donor’s choice. Many thanks and much appreciation go to
school and was an early woman pilot. She The American Heart Association The Abramson Center staff for their incred-
held leadership positions with the League of (, or a charity of the donor's GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S ible care during the past few years. Special
Women Voters and the Abington Free Lib- choice. RAPHAEL-SACKS thanks to her loving and compassionate com-
rary. She was an accomplished athlete; an panions, Eileen, Ethel, Beata and Jill who
avid life-long tennis player with a myriad of JOSEPH LEVINE and SONS SNEGAROFF helped make her life dignified and manage-
tournament wins. Of most importance to Ann able. We will be forever grateful for them.
were her family and friends to whom she was HIRSCH Catherine “Kitty” Snegaroff (nee Berlin) on Services were private. Memorial contribu-
devoted. Services were private. Contribu- December 29, 2019 at the age of 104. Wife of tions can be made to: Abramson Center for
tions in her memory may be made to a char- Philip Hirsch, 93 of Voorhees, NJ, passed the late Irvin. Mother of Alan Snegaroff (Judy Jewish Life, 1425 Horsham Road, North
ity of the donor’s choice. away on 1/2/20 in Voorhees. Philip was born Schuster) and Jane (Peter) Silbering. Grand- Wales, PA 19454,
in Bronx, NY to Clara and Leo Hirsch on mother of Todd Snegaroff, Rachel (Brian) Family contact information: Lynda Wilkes -
JOSEPH LEVINE and SONS 8/18/26. He served in the Army Air Corps Fringer and Aaron Silbering; great-grand- 15 Osprey Commons South - Clinton, CT
during World War II and earned a B.S. in mother of Sarah and Zachary. Contributions 06413.
Journalism from NYU. He worked as CEO for in her memory may be made to the Americ-
Ideal Publishing and was responsible for 28 an Cancer Society, 1818 Market St., Suite GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S
magazines. He wrote over 70 books, includ- 2820, Philadelphia PA 19103, RAPHAEL-SACKS
ing children’s joke books. He enjoyed read-
ing, punning, Broadway, politics, but most of
all, he enjoyed being with his family. Philip is GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S
survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Joy RAPHAEL-SACKS
Hirsch, daughter Hope (Charles), son Lee
(Evelyn), treasured grandchildren Cory and To place a Memorial Ad
Connor and brother, Ralph (Ellen). Memorial call 215.832.0749
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RENTALS EDUCATION OPEN HOUSE drivers lic. and my own the undersigned, who request all
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BUSINESS/ EMPLOYMENT/ ovated, sunny 1 BD, 1 BA, mod- MIRRORED WALLS and do med reminders. I against the estate of the decedent
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INFORMATION wood floors, W/D $149,900 12:00pm to 2:00pm Closets Doors, Jacuzzi, Vanity, loved one. persons indebted to the decedent
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TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD: maintenance free tile flr., lots of 2BATH UNIT, BEAUTIFULLY UP- OR CLEANING OUT? able Mon-Fri 4pm - 12am. request all persons having claims
closets, fireplace, W/D, new GRADED!! TURNKEY $599,000 Philadelphia and Philadelphia or demands against the estate of
LINE CLASSIFIED: elec., new heating, new a/c, 1 man's trash/another man's suburban areas only. the decedent to make known the
sunny patio, prkg. by your door. VENTNOR treasure same, and all persons indebted to
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HOMES FOR SALE 2 BA 2nd floor walk-up Town PERFECT LOCATION! 2 BLKS 7564 Late of Philadelphia, PA.
House. All new renovation, ex- TO THE BEACH! LOVELY & SPA- Roosevelt Memorial Park Bronze COMPANION, SEEKING IN-HOME LETTERS TESTAMENTARY
HOMES FOR SALE panded & upgraded. Cathedral CIOUS 5 BEDRM HOME WITH sec. 2 plots $2500 each; $4750 POSITION on the above estate have been
ceiling with skylights, ceiling WRAP AROUND PORCH, DECK, for the pair. 215-887-4978 granted to the undersigned, who
Damon Michels The DeSouzas are fan, custom lighting. Expanded, 1ST FLR. MASTER, GARAGE 10 years experience providing request all persons having claims
Associate Broker Back on Bustleton! open kitchen with extra window, AND SO MUCH MORE! LOW Shalom Memorial Park non-medical in home care includ- or demands against the estate of
610-668-3400 2020 is looking to be gas range, breakfast bar w/ REAL ESTATE TAXES! For Sale: Burial Plot ing: Helping seniors with daily the decedent to make known the granite counters, pass through $1,295,000 Abraham Section living activities, Bathing, dressing, same, and all persons indebted to
a Fantastic Year! to dining room. Master bed- WE HAVE SUMMER RENTALS!!! Lot 139, Grave 2 cooking, & laundry, running the decedent to make payment
FFFFF We wish all our room with extra closets & ceil- IT’S NEVER TO EARLY TO START errands, light housekeeping, without delay, to Joan M. Klein-
friends & family a ing fan. Full size W/D, wood [email protected] transportation & more bard, Executrix, c/o Gary A. Zlot-
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features four decks overlooking a corner balcony with panoramic CALL CAROL SHAW School, After Schools, and Sum- Kaplan Schaer & Toddy, PC
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Open living & dining room with costum closets, heat/air incl., JENNIFER HAFNER SHAW Jewelry•Silver & Silverplated ing qualified vendors to request the ESTATE OF JORINA R. AHMED,
RE/MAX doorman, pool, gym, storage Watches•Clocks•Porcelain Invitation for Bid on non-food sup- DECEASED.
vaulted ceilings & custom Eastern, Inc. $247,900 609-204-0385 WE PAY GOOD PRICES IN CASH plies/paper goods for the fiscal year Late of Philadelphia
master bedroom suite TERRACES-Special Spacious 3 BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors 2020-2021. Request for IFB should LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the
$549,000 Eric DeSouza BD, 2.5 BA, modern kit., wood CALL ANYTIME be made in writing Ref# ADV#SUP above Estate have been granted to
FFFFF Associate Broker flrs., W/D, sunny tiled balcony 800-333-7045x120 20 and directed to Purchase Direct- the undersigned, who request all
Andrea DeSouza $283,900 SITUATION WANTED or @ 85 Tomlinson Rd., Unit F, persons having claims or demands
Bryn Mawr Sales Associate TERRACES-Designer 3 BD, 2 INSTRUCTION Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006; Fax: against the estate of the decedent
BA, open granite kit. w/ break- Caring & Reliable 215.938.0205; e-mail: [email protected] to make known the same and all
713 Waverly Rd Eric Cell fast bar, all new appliances, ex- EDUCATION PLUS on or before persons indebted to the decedent
4 Bed/2.1 Bath; 3,526 Sq Ft panded closets & custom light- Experienced & Trained February 7th, 2020. The awarded to make payment without delay to
Stunning and newly renovated 215-431-8300/8304 ing, full size W/D, tiled balcony. Private tutoring, all subjects, BONDED & LICENSED vendor will be notified in writing on DERON HURST, EXECUTOR, c/o
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duced $359,900 Available 24/7 St., Ste. 900, Philadelphia, PA
with open floor plan and [email protected] 7 days/week. 20 Years Experience ESTATE NOTICES 19103,
in-ground pool KKKKKK Expd. & motivated instructors. ESTATE OF ANGELINA POMPANIO. Or to his Attorney:
$989,000 Very Affordable DECEASED. Late of Philadelphia NEAL G. WILEY
TERRACES-1 BD, 1 BA, mod- (215)576-1096 215-477-1050 LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on ALEXANDER & PELLI, LLC
FFFFF Follow us on ern kitchen, granite counter SENIORS, NEED HELP? the above Estate have been gran- 1608 Walnut St., Ste. 900
William Penn House tops, sunny balcony, lots of ted to the undersigned, who re- Philadelphia, PA 19103
Rittenhouse Square @jewishexponent closets. $1375 CHANDELIER RESTORATION EXPERIENCED COMPANION quest all persons having claims or ESTATE OF JOSEPH F. LENTINI,
1919 Chestnut St. TERRACES-1st floor All new 2 Personal Assistant - demands against the estate of the DECEASED.
BD, 2 BA. Sunny gran. kit., new Licensed driver to as- decedent to make known the same Late of Philadelphia
Studio, 1, 2, & 3 appliances, W/D, wood floors sist with errands, and all persons indebted to the de- LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on
bed available sunny patio. $1995 shopping, appts., read- cedent to make payment without the above Estate have been gran-
ESTATES-New Listing 1st floor, ing, walking, food delay to JOSEPH POMPONIO, AD- ted to the undersigned, who re-
$200,000-$600,000 2BD, 2 BA, modern eat-in kit., prep., socializing and MINISTRATOR, c/o Harry Metka, quest all persons having claims or
Exclusive Listing Agent modern baths w/Jacuzzi tub, liv- daily activities Esq., 4802 Neshaminy Blvd., Ste. 9, demands against the estate of the
ing fireplace, wood flrs., lots of inside/outside of your Bensalem, PA 19020, decedent to make known the same
closets, parking by your door. home. Will help you Or to his Attorney: and all persons indebted to the de-
Available immediately $1995 understand your bills, HARRY METKA cedent to make payment without
TOWER-8th floor, special de- do paperwork.and also 4802 Neshaminy Blvd., Ste. 9 delay to JOSEPH A. LENTINI,
signer 2 BD, 2.5 BA, 2 marble make telephone Bensalem, PA 19020 KATHLEEN ANN LENTINI and
bathrooms, dramatic custom calls.for you. Support ESTATE OF EDDIE MAE LITTLE, LAWRENCE A. LENTINI, JR., AD-
lighting, wood floors Services - Refs Call DECEASED. MINISTRATORS, c/o Howard M.
throughout, large modern kit- Phyllis 215-886-4040 Late of Philadelphia Soloman, Esq., 1760 Market St.,
chen with tile floor, washer/dry- 20 Years Exp C.N.A. 24 Hr. Avail- LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION Ste. 404, Philadelphia, PA 19103,
er, lots of closets, sunny corner ability. Run errands, light house- DBN CTA on the above Estate have Or to their Attorney:
balcony $2400 work etc. Exc Refs. Neg Salary been granted to the undersigned, HOWARD M. SOLOMAN
Theresa 267-591-9382 who request all persons having 1760 Market St., Ste. 404
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Philly Mag brand new when we're thru. without delay to ZIPPORAH PER- LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION
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how Torah was to be integrated Jewish Exponent.
and practice. ese things have into people’s lives. My goal in
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Judaism and life in general. decide on intricacies of Jewish of the Exponent’s
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connected to my life at the a dollar a week.
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I learned how to follow pare to nish high school and
complicated discussions and move on to the next chapter of
seek deeper meaning in topics my life, I can’t imagine a better
I would otherwise never have experience to have bonded me
thought relevant to my daily to my family and to prepare me
life. I learned that it’s OK to be for a life of continued learning
wrong or to admit what you do and new experiences. ●
not know. I learned that one
should stand up for their opin- Hila Schlakman is a 17 year-old
ion, but that the real challenge senior at Ohr Torah Stone’s Neveh
is to truly listen and learn from Channah High School and a
what others have to say. resident of Efrat, Israel. This op-ed
originally appeared on
One of the truly remarkable
things about the great rabbis
in the Gemara is that most of


Community / mazel tovs



Kenneth Berger of Northeast Gail and Keith DuPont of Amanda (née Littman) and Marc Prine of Philadelphia
Philadelphia announces the Weddington, North Carolina, announce the birth of their daughter, Golda Bea
engagement of his son, Jason, and Amy and Terry Buckman Prine (Golda Bayla), on Nov. 12.
to Lauren Vagnoni, daughter of Bala Cynwyd and Ventnor,
of Wendy Vagnoni and the late New Jersey, announce the Golda is welcomed by her grandparents, Meryl
Robert Vagnoni Jr. of King of engagement of their children, and Gary Littman of Ardmore and Alice and Richie
Prussia. Jason is the son of the late Reneé Berger. Emily Frances DuPont and William Frederick Buckman. Prine of Manalapan, New Jersey.

Jason graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Emily earned a bachelor’s degree in business Sharing in their happiness are great-
sports, entertainment and event management from administration, human resources management and grandfathers Bernard Littman of Philadelphia
Johnson & Wales University and works as an business information systems from the University and Sidney Prine of Tamarac, Florida. Golda
assistant equipment manager for the Tampa Bay of Pittsburgh and was named to the Lambda Sigma is named in loving memory of her four great-
Lightning of the NHL. and Gamma Sigma Alpha honor societies. She is a grandmothers: Grace Rosiner, Edith Podolsky,
human resources analyst at Unisys. Bertha Prine and Bernice Littman.
Lauren graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s
degree in psychology from the University of Florida William graduated summa cum laude from the
and a J.D. from the Florida State University College University of Pittsburgh with bachelor’s degrees in
of Law. She works as in-house counsel for American accounting and political science. He is a second-year
Integrity Insurance Co. of Florida. law student at Temple University and the recipient
of a Beasley Merit Scholarship. He is employed by
Jason is the grandson of the late Irving and Ruth Jonathan M. Cohen, LLC.
Berger of New York, and the late Malcolm and Stella
Solsberg of Philadelphia. Lauren is the granddaughter Sharing in the couple’s happiness are brothers
of the late Andrew and Betty Zoldos, Ann Vagnoni Matthew DuPont, Jason Buckman and Micah Buckman.
and the late Robert Vagnoni Sr.
The couple is planning an August 2020 wedding in
The couple is planning an August 2020 wedding. the Philadelphia area.


Former US Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick Dies at 56 and fundraising outreach. There also were Emory campus tours, Shabbat
MIKE FITZPATRICK, a former Pennsylvania con- “AJC is delighted to offer Hilary this opportunity for dinner and services at Emory Hillel, and “Chopped:
gressman known for his strong support of Israel and Hummus,” in which teams learn about Israeli food
ties to the local Jewish community, has died. He was advancement in her career,” Regional Director Marcia and culture while making their own hummus from a
56, the Associated Press reported. Bronstein said. “She is an asset to the field of Jewish basket of surprise ingredients.
communal service and a strong leader among her peers.”
Fitzpatrick, of Levittown, spent eight years in Heather Barbera Receives 42-Year
Congress as well as a decade as a Bucks County com- During her tenure, Levine was noted for helping to Prison Sentence
missioner. In 2016, the Republican decided against grow the regional office’s advocacy and interfaith work Heather Barbera, 43, who pleaded guilty in October
running for a fifth congressional term; his brother, and enhancing AJC’s community presence, according to aggravated manslaughter and murder in the
Brian, won the election and still holds the seat. to a news release. Her achievements included receiv- 2018 deaths of her mother and grandmother, was
ing the AJC Staff Excellence Award at the 2016 AJC sentenced Jan. 9 to 42 years in prison, 6ABC reported.
In 2016, Fitzpatrick received the Friend of Global Forum in Washington, D.C., and representing
Zion award from the Greater Philadelphia Zionist AJC on the 2018 Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Barbera was apologetic in court, saying, “I never
Organization of America. Diplomatic Seminar for Young Jewish Leaders. wanted any of this to happen,” while her lawyer told
the judge his client’s family was “toxic.”
In 2013, Fitzpatrick was among several local mem- Prior to joining AJC, Levine served as associate for
bers of Congress pressing the State Department over the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish In an Atlantic County courtroom on Oct. 15,
funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. Barbera explained how a verbal fight in July 2018 with
Agency, the controversial organization that assists her mother, Michelle Gordon, 67, turned physical
Palestinian refugees and their descendants. Two From Area Participate in Teen Israel in a Ventnor, New Jersey, condo. Through answer-
Leadership Institute ing questions from her attorney, Barbera said that
He held an honorary life membership in Jewish Blake Fox of Penn Valley and Rebecca Wilson of Gordon first hit her in the head with a flashlight. Then
War Veterans Post 697. Allentown were among 32 teens who participated Barbera got a nightstick — which had belonged to her
Hilary Levine Promoted at AJC in the Teen Israel Leadership Institute hosted by the late father who worked as a police officer — and hit
AJC Philadelphia/Southern NJ announced the pro- Center for Israel Education and Emory University’s her mother repeatedly in the head.
motion of Hilary Levine to associate director. Institute for the Study of Modern Israel from Dec.
6-8 in Atlanta. After Gordon became incapacitated, Barbera’s
Levine, who has been the assistant regional grandmother, Elaine Rosen, 87, tried to intervene.
director since 2014, will continue to manage AJC Participants got to explore several topics, such as Barbera struck her grandmother multiple times.
Philadelphia’s advocacy, interreligious/intergroup Israel’s birth and growth; culture and society sessions
and programmatic initiatives throughout the region on poetry, dance and religion; and political issues, Barbera will be eligible for parole in 40 years. She
(Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware) including Israel’s electoral deadlock and the United also must pay $7,000 in restitution, according to The
and will also take on a role with donor cultivation States-Israel relationship. Press of Atlantic City. l




At the Robert Saligman Apartments and Rieder/Tabas/ On Jan. 6, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey visited the Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza
CenterPark III, residents enjoyed some fun activities, from an on the Parkway. Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation Executive Director Eszter
Elvis impersonator to a New Year’s luncheon. Kutas and Chairman David Adelman joined the senator, highlighting the historical artifacts
and architectural elements designed to educate visitors about the Holocaust and to eradicate all
forms of bigotry.

From left: Sandy Popper, Ellie Oder and Paula Roth celebrate 2020.

Elvis is in the building with residents at the Robert Saligman

Apartments Courtesy of Debra Ross

Photos by Joseph Bradley of Bradley Digital

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As part of the Subaru Share the Love holiday program, KleinLife in Northeast Officials and members of KleinLife in Northeast Philadelphia marked the eight-
Philadelphia honored the volunteer meal packers and delivery drivers in its day observance of Chanukah during a pre-holiday luncheon and celebration.
Home Delivered Meals program at a special breakfast celebration, through its Close to 200 members and invited guests attended.
sponsorship of RSVP Philadelphia.

From left: Marci Lyons-Di Camillo, Sue Aistrop, Rabbi Sandra Rosenthal Berliner, Andre

Krug and Shelley Geltzer Photo by Stephanie Hampson

Back row from left: Inna Gulko, Harrison Rothbaum, John Eskate, Barnett Ellis,

Jay Lipschutz, Don Rosensweig and Ji Ahn. Front row from left: Rachel Schenk,

Sue Aistrop and Howard Dyner Photo by Stephanie Hampson

Beth El Synagogue once again raised funds to support The Joseph Project, Irina Fogelson, a singer who performs in Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, English and
which provides new winter coats for underprivileged individuals and families in Romani, graced the stage at KleinLife in Northeast Philadelphia.
Atlantic and Cape May counties. The campaign, managed by Tammy Spanier, a
former religious school teacher for Beth El Synagogue in Margate, New Jersey,
will provide more than 100 coats to Jewish Family Service clients and families.

Tammy Spanier displays some of the new winter coats collected to donate to residents From left: Mariya Keselman, Irina Folgelson and Arthur Paley Photo by Stephanie Hampson
of Atlantic and Cape May counties.

Courtesy of Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties



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