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OF NOTE Leach
Gun Violence React
on the Rise
Temple Hospital is JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF
ground zero in
treating victims. A SUMMARY OF the investigation into An employee of the Jewish Federation’s Northeast NORC assists a Holocaust survivor in her home.
Pennsylvania state Sen. Daylin Leach’s Photo by Matt Stanley
Page 4 conduct was made public on June 6, ve
months a er Democratic lawmakers New Resources Available for
LOCAL had commissioned the law rm Eckert Area Holocaust Survivors
Seamans to conduct a review of nine alle-
Participants gations of sexual abuse and harassment, ERIC SCHUCHT | JE STAFF Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia
Sought for both in and outside of the workplace. (JFCS), Kavod and the Seed the Dream
Diller Program AN ESTIMATED ONE of every three Foundation.
Teens get chance to e report concluded that seven of the Holocaust survivors in the United States
learn and grow. allegations did not de nitively constitute today lives at or near the poverty line. e new resources expand a collabo-
actionable sexual assault or harassment. ration with Kavod that’s been in place for
Page 6 But it did state that Leach’s conduct could In Philadelphia, they will now have about a year, said JFCS CEO and President
contribute to claims of a hostile work envi- access to new resources, courtesy of a Paula Goldstein.
LOCAL ronment. And it concluded that in the case partnership between Jewish Federation of
of one allegation, Leach had “engaged in Greater Philadelphia, Jewish Family and “We’re delighted for the partnership. We
Suspect Nursing inappropriate conduct towards colleagues are really committed to doing anything that
Homes in in the Senate” that “may rise to the level of
the Spotlight workplace harassment if unabated.”
Six in Philadelphia
area are mentioned In a statement, Leach, who has been in
in new report. the state legislature since 2003, described
the Eckert Seamans report as having
Page 7 “absolved me of false charges made against
me. Speci cally, the report says there was
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Temple Surgeons Talk Gun Violence
LOCAL increasing number of women,
ERICA SILVERMAN | JE STAFF youth and bystanders, caus-
ing alarm among residents in
PHILADELPHIA’S HOMICIDE affected areas and the cities’
rate has risen since the start of top law enforcement officials.
2019, surging ever higher over
the last few months, accord- There were 140 homicides at
ing to the Philadelphia Police the start of June, up 9% from
Department and trauma units last year, Philadelphia police
at local hospitals. reported. Of those killings, a
gun was used in nearly 90%.
Shooting victims, primarily
African American, include an Amy Goldberg, surgeon-
in-chief at Temple University
Hospital, is treating the flood
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surefooted guide. Amy Goldberg, surgeon-in-chief at Temple University Hospital Erica Silverman
When a loved one has memory loss, Cozy, neighborhood of victims. Goldberg, who is weekend, resulting in 17 Gun violence is concen-
each step can feel like an uncertain one. setting Jewish, describes the surge in victims, two of whom died. trated in the 22nd, 24th and
The Artis Way leads with experience shootings as a public health 25th districts, and in parts
in memory care to help you on your crisis. Penetrating trauma, In 2018 and 2019, the two of Northwest, Southwest and
unique journey. With Artis as your gunshot or stab wounds, main drivers of homicides in West Philadelphia, Sullivan
partner, we’ll forge a path that is clear— account for about 30% of Philadelphia were arguments said.
arriving at a destination where respect, Temple’s trauma cases, up from and drugs, compounded by
integrity and dignity 20% a few years ago, she said. poverty, Sullivan said. Temple Hospital’s trauma
surround your loved one. team is vital to reducing the
As a surgeon, Goldberg “Arguments vary from road devastating effects of violence
Individualized Memory Care said that she is inspired by rage incidents to bumping in the 25th District, where the
the German theologian and into someone and, in many hospital is located — an area
Join us for this informative event: Lutheran pastor Martin instances, small disputes result largely isolated from Center
Niemöller, best known for his in gunfire,” he said. City’s economic boom.
Dementia vs. Delirium opposition to the Nazi regime
and his well-known poem Illegal firearms are an issue. “If you are just making ends
Join us as we help to clear up the confusion about…. “First they came ...” Many residents say that guns meet, and then you get shot,
confusion. Even health care providers, at times, do not are more readily available on many people can’t shoulder the
recognize the differences between dementia and delirium. “I strongly believe that we the black market than they costs and lose their homes,”
While both exhibit similar behaviors, the prognoses are are all responsible for one were a year or two ago, for said Zoe Maher, a trauma sur-
very different. At this event you will learn the differences another, and that we need to cheaper prices, and are often geon at Temple Hospital.
including causes, treatments, and prevention strategies. advocate and care for each purchased by prior offenders
other,” Goldberg said. who cannot buy a gun legally. Temple starts the process
June 18, 2019 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. bedside, with a trauma coun-
Temple Hospital has one of “Our arrests of people car- selor to assist in connecting
Hosted by Artis Senior Living of Huntingdon Valley eight trauma centers in the city. rying illegal guns is up 33% victims with services to help
Gloria Dei Church, Zabor Room, 2nd Floor from last year,” Sullivan said. them receive financial assis-
570 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 “We are seeing an increase “We have pulled over 700 guns tance for their recovery, such
in shooting victims, and right off the street so far in 2019, and as lost wages and medical
Seating is limited, reserve your spot today! now we are having a problem many of them were taken from expenses. Most patients treated
with gun-related violence that already convicted felons.” for gunshot wounds at Temple
To RSVP, or for more information, is trending upward,” Deputy are 18 to 30 years old.
please call 877-352-1884 Police Commissioner Joseph Many of the guns used
or visit www.TheArtisWay.com/JewishExponent Sullivan said. in violent offenses are sto- The hospital has also seen
len, which has police calling an increase in the number of
2085 Lieberman Drive | Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 Philadelphia witnessed for more responsible gun female shooting victims over
11 shootings over the past ownership.
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the past year to 18 months, said overrides virtually any other put a gun to my stomach, deploying an increased num- Police o cers. e depart-
Jill Volgraf, director of Trauma religious consideration. demanded money, and then ber of o cers to the streets, ment has removed some of
& Burn Clinical Operations at shot me,” Muhammad said. Sullivan said. the o cers from duty as they
Temple Hospital. “Our Jewish tradition investigate the content.
teaches the importance of e bullet missed his major e department is deploy-
Temple Hospital treated protecting lives and ensuring organs, and he recovered in ing community resource In January, Mayor Jim
359 men for gunshot wounds we take every action to min- three months, but Muhammad o cers to increase coopera- Kenney released an initia-
in 2016, 471 in 2018 and 184 imize the potential threat to su ers from PTSD and now tion and trust between police tive intended to address the
to date in 2019, according to human lives,” said Rabbi Peter carries a rearm. “My fam- and the community, said city’s gun violence. Titled
Temple trauma registry data. Rigler of Temple Sholom in ily escaped the violence of the Sullivan, although they face “A Roadmap to a Safer
Broomall. “We as a community West Bank to come to America, signi cant challenges, includ- Philadelphia,” the report
irty-two women were treated are called upon to be amongst but we are still afraid of the ing the recent release of results outlined many potential
for gunshot wounds in 2016, 39 those who ask how we can do violence here.” from the the Plain View solutions. ●
in 2018 and 16 to date in 2019. more to create a safe and equi- Project, which revealed racist
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Diller Teen Program Fosters Jewish Identity
LOCAL was important about being complete service projects, attend
SELAH MAYA ZIGHELBOIM | JE STAFF Jewish. While Ariel Mandel Shabbatons and take a leader-
Weinbaum didn’t think mar- ship role in creating their own
FOR BOTH 16 YEAR OLD rying someone Jewish was programming. e program
Ariel Mandel Weinbaum and important, the Israeli students culminates with a three-week
her 18-year-old sister, Rose, did, and a conversation ensued trip to Israel, where Diller Teen
learning about Jewish commu- about how their community Fellows from around the world
nities from di erent countries wouldn’t recognize their chil- meet. ey come from commu-
and ethnic backgrounds — dren as Jewish if they didn’t. nities in the United States, Israel,
communities di erent from Canada, South Africa, Australia,
their own Conservative, “I will still be marrying South America and Europe.
Ashkenazi community — has whoever I want, no matter their
been one of the biggest take- religion,” said Ariel Weinbaum, e Jewish Federation of
aways of their time as Diller who is in the current Diller Greater Philadelphia partners
Teen Fellows. cohort. “But I have a lot of with Diller Teen Fellows to o er
respect for people who do marry the program to students in the
Ariel Mandel Weinbaum, the same religion as them now area. is is now the program’s
for example, gained a new because I’m understanding second year in Philadelphia.
perspective on interfaith where that’s coming from.”
marriage during a program “ is program is really
with her Israeli counterparts at’s an example of how about connection and Jewish
two months ago. A group the Diller Teen Fellows pro- peoplehood and pluralism,”
of Diller fellows from Israel gram brings Jewish 10th- and said Trisha Swed, project man-
visited Philadelphia and, 11th-graders together from ager of teen engagement at the
during a Shabbaton, were put countries around the world. In Jewish Federation. e pro-
into groups to discuss what their own communities, the fel- gram is “getting our teens to
lows rst spend a year learning meet teens from di erent back-
in bimonthly programs. ey grounds, from all around the
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Here, you’ll find: we are here and we are diverse Communities Mifgash, the
• Free transportation and and we are a really rich tapestry fellows from Herzliya visit.
when we all come together.” When they arrive in Israel,
a full social calendar e students spend the they spend the rst part trav-
• All the amenities and rst part of the year learning eling and learning about the
about their own community, country, including a visit to the
conveniences of home then about their partner com- Jewish Federation’s partner-
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their partnership community Report Unveils Troubled Nursing Homes
in Herzliya. The last part of
their time in Israel is Global LOCAL Jewish Sacred Aging and used qualified people to be trained The federal government
Congress, where all of the stu- ERIC SCHUCHT | JE STAFF to host a Philadelphia radio and willing to serve in these maintains a tool called Nursing
dents in the program, more show on the subject of aging care-giving capacities, this Home Compare on medi-
than 600 teens from around THE NURSING HOME and spirituality, was not sur- issue will only be more signif- care.gov that allows people to
the world, meet. While there, industry was rocked June prised to see that some nursing icant. The No. 1 issue we deal compare the quality of the
they also have Shabbatons. 3 when Pennsylvania Sen. homes are providing substan- with in my work is anything nation’s nursing homes. Cubit
Bob Casey and Sen. Pat dard care. But given the Fifth related to caregiving.” said she would like to see the
When they return, the stu- Toomey released a previously Commandment (“Honor thy information in the Senate
dents end the year with an unpublicized federal list of father and thy mother”), he Philadelphia Rabbi Dayle report and from the SFF can-
impact project, which is a poor-performing nursing said, Jewish values dictate that A. Friedman, author of Jewish didate list make its way onto
community service or social homes, including several in people in nursing homes be Wisdom for Growing Older: the site and for it to continue to
justice-oriented project. Rose Pennsylvania. treated with the utmost respect. Finding Your Grit and Grace improve its accuracy.
Mandel Weinbaum, who plans Beyond Midlife, said the tenets
to attend Brown University “They’re kind of the worst “This issue is growing in of Judaism imply an obligation “There’s a lot of problems
next year, volunteered at the of the worst, if you will,” said relevance and importance,” to care for people’s basic needs that still exist that this one
Hospital of the University of Kathy Cubit, director of advo- he said via email. “In my and ensure dignity for elders. report is not going to solve,”
Pennsylvania for her project. cacy at the Center for Advocacy work as founder and director She said it is appalling that any Cubit said. “We have a long
for the Rights and Interests of of Jewish Sacred Aging, we nursing home would fail to meet way to go in terms of really
“We are, through this pro- the Elderly in Philadelphia. run across questions regard- basic standards. working to ensure that resi-
gram, developing the next ing placement of loved ones dents and folks going into
generation of committed Jewish The report, titled “Families all the time. Transparency “It’s important to care nursing facilities for rehab are
leaders,” Swed said. “This pro- and Residents’ Right to Know: and honesty must be there for our elders because we’re getting the care that they need
gram helps give them the tools Uncovering Poor Care in to protect the people we care all going there; they are us,” and deserve.” l
and the values and the sense of America’s Nursing Homes,” for as well as the peace of Friedman said. “Our elders are
empowerment and agency to includes about 400 nursing mind of families. As Boomers repositories of life experience, firstname.lastname@example.org;
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because of how much her older
sister enjoyed the program. She Of the 15,700 nursing homes
is now gearing up to leave for nationwide, a maximum of 88
Israel on June 30. are selected for the program,
and the list of those facilities
The program in Philadelphia is made public. However, the
has grown steadily, from seven list of potential candidates for
students the first year to 12 this SFF — which are just as poorly
year. Swed said the goal is to performing as those in the
have a class of 20 for the 2019- program — hasn’t been made
2020 academic year. public in the past.
The application is open Of the 16 SFF candidates
and available at jewishphilly. from Pennsylvania, six are
org/resources/teen-programs/ in Greater Philadelphia:
diller-teen-fellows. Cathedral Village, Cheltenham
Nursing, Willow Terrace,
“It’s one of those programs Conner-Williams Nursing
designed to get teens to fall in Home, Garden Spring Nursing
love with Israel and rethink their Home and Chestnut Hill Lodge
Jewish identity, but it’s focused Health and Rehab Center.
on the pluralism and diversity of Three South Jersey nursing
Judaism and how different Jews homes are also listed: Sterling
live around the world,” Rose Manor, Care One at Evesham
Mandel Weinbaum said. and Riverfront Rehabilitation
“Something I really liked learning and Healthcare Center.
is that there are a million ways to
be Jewish.” l Rabbi Richard F. Address,
who runs the online forum
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Sababa Festival Balances Growth, Community Feel
MUSIC held in Dingmans Ferry, drew Participants at last year’s event Photos courtesy of Mendel Sherman
ANDY GOTLIEB | JE MANAGING EDITOR about 325, while last year’s
event, which moved to the a halachically kosher eruv,
WHEN MENDEL SHERMAN current location, pulled in 525. candle lighting ceremony for
conceived the idea of Sababa
Fest while at a Wilkes-Barre “This year, we’re hoping to
yeshiva seven years ago, his pass that,” Sherman said, not-
goals for the music and Shabbat ing that some participants will
festival were modest. be flying in to attend. “We’re
hoping to hit 600 this year.”
If a couple hundred people
showed up, had a good time and Artists scheduled to appear
developed a sense of community, include Marbin, Nechama
he would have been happy. Cohen, DJ Daddy, Tali Yess,
Marbin, Roy Baron, Brosky,
With that mission accom- Moe Lichter, JAKANI, Zalmy
plished, Sherman, 26, is Schrieber and Binyomin
thinking a little bigger these Lerner.
days, while still keeping the
community feel in mind. Sherman described head-
liner Marbin as a “gyspy jazz
The third iteration of the funk fusion” band out of
Jewish music festival — named Chicago, although its founders
after the Hebrew slang for “cool” are Israeli. The DJs Roy Baron
— will take place June 20-23 in and Brosky are also expected
Honesdale in the northeastern to draw fans, he said.
portion of the state.
Aside from the music,
The first festival, which was the festival is also a Shabbat
experience. There will be
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Diplomats Tout Strong Croatia-Israel Connection
LOCAL museum, with its main floor The jets were manufactured
ERIC SCHUCHT | JE STAFF used for worship services on by the U.S. in the 1980s and
holidays and special occasions. later upgraded by Israel with
JUNE 7 MAY have been an “No matter where you find sophisticated electronics and
average day for many, but it was Judaism, there is a deep spiritual radar systems. When the U.S.
monumental for one Balkan link connecting Jewish people,” demanded that the technology
nation. Simunovic said. “Many Jewish be removed before the aircraft
communities being expelled were handed over, Croatia
On that day, American from Portugal and Spain found terminated the sale.
Airlines launched a new refuge in Dubrovnik, but also “Unfortunately, we didn’t suc-
service from Philadelphia to in the other [Croatian] cities ceed [in buying] these airplanes
Dubrovnik, Croatia — the first along the coast, such as Split, from Israeli,” State Secretary
direct flight between the two and they’ve been contributing Matusic said. “We were so close.”
countries in 28 years. immensely to the cultural, polit- While Croatia may not have
ical, material life of the whole those military planes, catch-
Croatian Ambassador to the region — Ashkenazi in the north ing a commercial flight there is
United States Pjer Simunovic vis- From left: Croatian State Secretary Tonci Glavina, Ambassador to the and Sephardic in the south.” easier than ever. The Philadelphia-
ited Philadelphia for the occasion, to-Dubrovnik flight will run on
joined by State Secretary Tonci U.S. Pjer Simunovic and State Secretary Frano Matusic of the Republic of The group also spoke of the
Glavina and State Secretary Frano
Matusic of the Republic of Croatia Croatia Ministry of Tourism during a Philadelphia visit Eric Schucht military cooperation between Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and
Ministry of Tourism.
member of NATO and was synagogue still in use and Croatia and Israel, but shared from Dubrovnik to Philadelphia
During the trip, the Croatian admitted into the European Europe’s second-oldest syn- their disappointment that a on Wednesdays, Saturdays and
delegation attended a gala held Union in 2013. The country agogue. It was established proposed sale of 12 used Israeli Mondays. Flights will run June
at the National Constitution has a population of about 4 sometime after 1407 when Jews fighter jets fell through. The deal, through September. l
Center with Philadelphia Mayor million, of which Glavina said were allowed to settle in the valued at around $500 million,
Jim Kenney, stopped by the St. about 90% are Catholic. area by the Dubrovnik Senate. was canceled in January due to firstname.lastname@example.org;
John Neumann Shrine to deliver In 2001, it was estimated that Today, it mainly serves as a objections by the United States. 215-832-0751
prayers in memory of D-Day about 1,700 Jews lived in Croatia,
and was present for a Croatian a fraction of the some 20,000
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also read a resolution at the Betsy to Croatia is booming. Glavina
Ross House commemorating the said between 70,000 and 100,000
Dubrovnik City State as one of Israeli tourists visit the country
the first to recognize the United each year, with one of the hot
States as a nation. spots being Dubrovnik.
“Croatia is one of the stars
And in between that of tourism over the past decade,
activity, the three diplomats and we’re surely moving into
even spoke a bit about Israel. that group of the top-20 most
competitive tourism countries in
Simunovic mentioned his the world,” Glavina said. “We
time in Israel and his interactions are very open to guests from Congregation Adath Jeshurun and Beth Sholom Congregation extend
with the Jewish people there, all around the world. Croatia, a hearty MazalTov to our Confirmands and their parents!
having served as his country’s
ambassador from 2012 to 2016. maybe in the past, was primarily Alyssa Simone Chelder Sophie Ilana Racz Jaden Sky Greenbaum
He said he’s made many lifelong known as a vacation destination Daughter of Michele and Howard Chelder Daughter of Leslie and Jim Racz Son of Amy Blum and
friends from his time there. for many surrounding European
countries, but over the past sev- Francesca Calley Friedman Amelia Michelle Schwartz Robert M. Greenbaum
“I always say to whoever ask Daughter of Caryn and Forrest Friedman Daughter of Marie and Andrew Schwartz Rebecca Nicole Izes
me [about my time in Israel] eral years we’ve made a strong Daughter of Judy and Paul Izes
that it was easy to get me out of focus on foreign markets.” Anna Bai Ling Levin Marielle Grace Zakrzwski Julia Lieberman
Israel, but it was almost impos- Daughter of Michele and Murray Levin Daughter of Lisa Stein and Therese Zakrzwski Daughter of Valerie and
sible to get Israel out of me,” The city of 40,000, a Shoshana Beth Xishun Levin Spencer Keith Armon Adam Lieberman
Simunovic said. “It was truly a UNESCO World Heritage Daughter of Michele and Murray Levin Son of Wendy and Bruce Armon
formative experience.” City, is near Croatia’s southern
coastal tip. It has drawn more
Located in Southeastern attention in the past few years
Europe and bordering the because it was the filming loca- Congregation Adath Jeshurun Beth Sholom Congregation
Adriatic Sea east of Italy, tion of King’s Landing in the 7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027 8231 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Croatia is one of several nations
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Yugoslavia in the 1990s. In
2009, Croatia became a full HBO series Game of Thrones. Barry A. Kenter, Rabbi; Howard K. Glantz, Hazzan David Glanzberg-Krainin, Raymond and Ruth Perelman Senior
It’s also home to the Rabbinic Chair; Andrea Merow, Rabbi; Jeffrey Weber, Hazzan
Dubrovnik Synagogue, the Debbie Miner, AJ/Beth Sholom Jewish Teen Collaborative Director
world’s oldest Sephardic
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Bipartisan Black-Jewish Congressional Delco Woman Faces Multiple Charges in thousands of neo-Nazi and white supremacist videos
Caucus Formed Death of Elderly Mother and channels as part of its efforts to remove extremist
AT THE AMERICAN Jewish Committee Global Ellyn Gottlieb, 58, faces numerous charges in the views from the site.
Forum on June 3, three members of Congress March 2018 death of her 83-year-old mother, Patricia
announced the formation of a bipartisan Black Preshner Gottlieb, the Daily Times reported. “Videos alleging that a group is superior in order to
Jewish Caucus. justify discrimination, segregation or exclusion” will be
While Patricia Gottlieb suffered from dementia blocked, the company said. “It’s our responsibility to
The caucus is designed to bring together politicians and couldn’t care for herself, her daughter allegedly protect that and prevent our platform from being used to
from both communities — and both parties — drained her bank accounts and deprived her of med- incite hatred, harassment, discrimination and violence.”
to “learn from each other and advocate for joint ical care, the Delaware County District Attorney’s Yiddish Word Kicks off National Spelling Bee
concerns,” according to a news release. office said. Yiddishkeit was the first word in the Scripps National
Spelling Bee, but the word — defined by the contest
“The African American and Jewish communities Ellyn Gottlieb faces charges of neglect of a as a “Jewish way of life” — didn’t trip up 12-year-
have a history of standing together for the promotion care-dependent person, aggravated assault, involun- old Rishik Gandshari from San Jose, California,
of social justice and civil rights. There are very few tary manslaughter, theft by unlawful taking and theft JTA reported.
segments of America that have invested themselves by deception. She was remanded to the county prison
in these struggles as much as these communities,” after not posting $250,000 cash bail. Rishik spelled the word correctly and lot of other
said U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), one of five words, too. He was named one of eight co-champions
caucus founders. A criminal investigation began in January by the when the contest ran out of words to spell. Rishik also
county’s Senior Exploitation Unit after the County of correctly spelled keriah, the Jewish mourning ritual
Other founders include U.S. Reps. Will Hurd Delaware Services for the Aging filed an abuse report. of tearing clothing.
(R-TX), John Lewis (D-GA), Debbie Wasserman The investigation included a financial analysis of
Schultz (D-FL) and Lee Zeldin (R-NY). Patricia Gottlieb’s bank accounts. Another contestant, Enya Hubers of Ontario,
Canada, correctly spelled lekach, the Rosh Hashanah
“The Jewish tradition teaches that it is incum- In Patricia Gottlieb’s legacy.com obituary, donations Ashkenazi honey cake.
bent upon us to speak out and act against injustice. in her memory were requested to the U.S. Holocaust
African American and Jewish communities have a Memorial Museum. Website FiveThirtyEight noted that Hebrew words
long, shared history of confronting discrimination of origin have proven to be the most difficult to spell
and racism in the United States, and the rise of Neo-Nazi, White Supremacist Videos at the bee, with only 9 of the 20 Hebrew words used
white supremacy threatens both of our communities,” Deleted by YouTube between 1996 and 2014 spelled correctly. l
Wasserman Schultz said. YouTube announced June 5 that it plans to remove
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Poll: Four in 10 Israelis Say Non-Jews OK
as Spouse of Their Children
Nearly 40% of Israelis polled would accept a non-Jew as their
child’s spouse — while more than half say conversion to Judaism
in Israel should be a simpler process, The Jerusalem Post reported.
The Israel Democracy Institute poll found that while 39% of Jewish
Israelis would accept a non-Jewish spouse for their children, 54% said
they think they would not (or are sure they would not) do likewise.
And while 52% said conversion should be more lenient,
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policies), as did 59% of religious Israelis.
Israel, Arab Nations Partner to Protect Red Sea Coral
Israel will partner with Red Sea countries in establishing a
research center to study, monitor and protect coral reef eco-
systems, The Jerusalem Post reported. Partners in The Red Sea
Transnational Research Center in Bern, Switzerland, include
Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Eritrea, Sudan, Yemen and
Global climate change, pollution, overfishing and physical
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Leach allegations against Sen. Daylin limit his time around interns
Leach, we are standing with Gov. and volunteers because of that
Continued from Page 1 Tom Wolf, Democratic Leader behavior, and that they worried
Jay Costa and other Democrats about hiring attractive young
no evidence that I ever engaged in their calls for Sen. Leach’s women.
in any behavior that could resignation.”
be called sexual harassment, The Eckert Seamans report,
predatory, discriminatory or Wolf had previously based on interviews with 19
illegal. Further they concluded called for Leach to resign in witnesses and “thousands of
that I have never violated any December 2017. pages of documents,” has been
Senate policy.” seen by some Senate Democrats
Leach released a second — though not by Leach — and
Pennsylvania Democratic statement attacking Costa, has not yet been released in full.
Party leaders saw it differently, writing that it was “troubling
and on June 6, they called on that Sen. Costa would say Leach was provided with
Leach to resign. things he knows to be false. a 26-page PowerPoint culled
He said to my face directly from the report itself, which
“Sen. Leach’s course of con- that the report exonerates is available for public viewing.
duct created an unprofessional me.” Costa, he wrote, “wanted It addresses nine separate alle-
and sexualized environment,” me to participate in a cov- gations, some of which were
state Sen. Jay Costa wrote in er-up. He threatened me to published in the original
a statement. “That should not keep silent about a taxpay- Inquirer report.
be tolerated in any workplace; er-funded report and tell the
we will not tolerate it here. For press a lie.” Costa said that the Eight of the nine allegations
this reason, I believe Sen. Leach notion that he had encouraged regard incidents that allegedly
should resign from the Senate.” Leach to engage in a cover-up took place during his time as a
was “preposterous.” state senator.
Costa, a Democrat and
the Senate minority leader The ninth and perhaps
Sen. Leach’s course of conduct created an unprofessional and
sexualized environment. That should not be tolerated in any workplace;
we will not tolerate it here. For this reason, I believe Sen. Leach should
resign from the Senate.”
STATE SEN. JAY COSTA Daylin Leach Wikimedia Commons
from the Pittsburgh area, was The report was commis- most serious claim refers to an lawsuit against Taylor and to step down.
joined by Democratic Party sioned on Jan. 24, more than a alleged 1991 incident wherein activists supporting her. The report Sara Atkins, who is challeng-
Chairwoman Nancy Patton year after the initial publication Leach, then a private citizen, noted “certain factual inconsis-
Mills and Vice Chairman of a report in The Philadelphia is accused of having sexually tencies” in Taylor’s account of the ing Leach for his seat, released
Sharif Street, who released a Inquirer in December 2017. assaulted a woman named events, but also noted that she a statement saying that she
joint statement. Cara Taylor. Taylor, who was “steadfastly believed her account was “very troubled to see that
The Inquirer report detailed 17 at the time, told investiga- of what transpired — her testi- the investigation called for by
“Pennsylvanians deserve leg- allegations from eight women tors that Leach had coerced mony on this point was detailed Minority Leader Jay Costa today
islators who can support women and three men that Leach had her into performing oral sex. and passionate.” did not remove Sen. Daylin
in both policy and in practice. “for years engaged in ques- They knew each other because Leach from the state Senate and
Abusive behavior from anyone tionable behavior with young Leach was at the time defend- Leach, for his part, has said instead Sen. Costa is leaving it to
— Democrat or Republican — is female staffers and volunteers, ing Taylor’s mother on charges that he will not drop out of the Leach to resign on his own.”
unacceptable and has no place in from highly sexualized jokes of attempted murder. 2020 reelection bid for his 17th
Harrisburg,” the statement read. and comments to touching District Senate seat, even after “Due process is a wonderful
“As a result of the facts com- they deemed inappropriate.” In regards to that allegation, the Democratic committees thing,” Leach tweeted. l
piled by the Senate Democratic Leach has called the incident “fic- in Delaware and Montgomery
Caucus investigation into the One allegation said that tional,” and filed a defamation counties called for him firstname.lastname@example.org;
Leach’s staffers did their best to 215-832-0740
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The June 6 article “Dancer Travels to Lativa to Connect With Jewish Heritage” stated that
mean spiced tea. a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts was used to fund the cost of entry for
Esther Baker-Tarpaga into the No New Idols Performance Festival in Latvia. The Foundation
Every Thursday in the grant actually went toward Baker-Tarpaga’s food and travel costs for the trip. The Jewish
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Survivors who serves as Kavod’s executive A Northeast NORC employee speaks with a Holocaust survivor. Photo by Matt Stanley
director. “It’s such a crisis that’s
Continued from Page 1 happening across the country, poverty level, which is com- phone number and make sure “When you think about
and internationally as well, pletely unacceptable given our that every Holocaust survivor these seniors and what they’ve
we can to help our Holocaust that these individuals who have strong affinity to ensure that knows that if they have emer- been through, we’re trying to
survivors live out their lives in suffered a tremendous, horrific they live the rest of their days gency medical or dental or rent raise awareness that these peo-
good health and having their experience that most of us can’t with dignity and with as much or any issue that’s going on in ple should not have to suffer
various needs met, and Kavod even wrap our heads around, help as possible,” Adler said. their lives, there is additional again after the suffering they
is one spoke on the wheel in that at this stage in their lives “Every single person, take a support for them now.” went through 70 years ago,”
terms of enabling that to hap- that they’re still struggling just look at who is in their neigh- John Pregulman said. “It just
pen with emergency needs,” [with] day-to-day basic needs. borhood, or in their friend Kavod founder John seems like a much larger prob-
Goldstein said. “We’re always When we share the issue with group or [anyone] who would Pregulman hopes to raise lem that people don’t know
very grateful for any funding people, it doesn’t take much for know a Holocaust survivor awareness of survivor needs about.” l
that comes our way to take care them to say, ‘Oh my gosh, how who is living in the Greater through Kavod SHEF and
of Holocaust survivors.” can I help?’” Philadelphia area, and take a through the nonprofit’s other email@example.com;
moment to grab the national project — photographing every 215-832-0751
Kavod was started by Amy One of the communities Holocaust survivor alive today.
Israel Pregulman and John that partnered with Kavod to
Pregulman, a Denver couple raise funds for the initiative is
who launched the nonprofit 3½ Philadelphia, with 100 percent of
years ago. In May, the orga- the money raised locally going to
nization announced a new survivors throughout the area.
initiative to expand the aid it
provides, partnering with the Normally, it takes about
Seed the Dream Foundation to two to three weeks for Kavod
launch Kavod Survivors of the to fulfill funding requests.
Holocaust Emergency Fund Locally, such requests will be
(SHEF). directed to JFCS via a hotline:
720-295-8484. JFCS will dis-
It’s made possible by a tribute funds from Kavod
national fundraising campaign SHEF anonymously to survi-
with money raised in 12 local vors in the form of gift cards
communities across the coun- or by directly paying their bills.
try matched dollar-for-dollar
by a coalition of national Jewish Federation President
donors. The additional $3.6 and CEO Naomi Adler encour-
million, raised over two years, aged survivors and loved ones
will be used to help survivors to call the number and take
pay for medical bills, rent, food advantage of the available
and home repairs. resources.
“The issue is so striking,” “There are many survivors
said Amy Israel Pregulman, that are living at or below the
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Responding to the Dyke March Ban
BY MIKHAL WEINER conclusion. We had to fight for to many people. Both to the anti-Semitism to call out any symbols can be shown on
them and we had to grow to many American Jews who have criticism of the state of Israel flags because flags tend to feel
AS A GAY, Jewish, Israeli love them. At this point it feels come of age in a construct and the Zionist idea. national whichever way you
woman, I understand the amazing to be able to say both that equates the two and to we What if everyone, on both slice them. Maybe we decide
premise behind the controver- of those things with certainty.” Israeli Jewish gay folks. If they sides of the divide, listened that everything — flags, post-
sial ban of the Jewish Pride This sentiment resonates truly want to dismantle this actively to those whose opin- ers, T-shirts and other insignia
Flag (a rainbow flag with a strongly for me, which is why paradigm, it should be through ions make us cringe, instead — should be focused on the
Star of David in the middle) at I want to feel at home in both an in-depth look at the relation- of shutting them out? After actual theme of the march,
last week’s Washington, D.C., worlds. Right now, I feel as ship between Jewish America all, banning those we disagree which this year was housing
Dyke March. though I belong in neither and Israeli nationality, and it with will not make them dis- inequality and displacement of
world. In LGBTQ circles, I’m should be in conversation with appear. If we listen attentively, marginalized populations in
But the conversation around always a little nervous when those who feel differently than putting aside our aggression, Washington, D.C.
the ban — and, indeed, the ban saying that I’m Israeli and that they do. our provocations and troll- That theme is potent,
itself — has been simplistic and Israel will always be, partially, Likewise, I truly believe ing, we might actually learn crucial and speaks to the
lacking in nuance, especially my home. In American Jewish the marchers when they say something about where the intersectionalism that the
for such a complex issue. It’s an institutions, I feel uncomfort- that this ban, intended as a other person is coming from. queer liberation movement
issue that must be addressed able admitting my liberal ideas stand against violent nation- Assuming that we’re all intel- strives for. The organizers of
for future marches in order to and harsh criticism of Israeli alism, felt like anti-Semitism ligent humans and have come the Dyke March should be
ensure that the Dyke March policies. Trying to be a lib- to them. But anti-Zionism by these opinions through edu- applauded for choosing it. I
remains a place where Israelis eral, gay Jew from Israel is like isn’t anti-Semitism, although cation and experience, maybe wish I was writing about that
and Palestinians can march dancing delicately on eggshells. the two are related. To equate there’s a way for a compromise. instead. Unfortunately, the
together in support. theme got lost in the disarray
due to this avoidable contro-
Moments of conflict, like versy. Now, if you search “DC
this one, are opportunities for Dyke March Official Website”
growth, for compromise, if on Google, the first two full
only we can recognize that this pages are about the ban.
isn’t a zero-sum situation. If we listen attentively, putting aside our aggression, our provocations I’m not saying that my sug-
gestions above are solutions to
I commend the D.C. Dyke and trolling, we might actually learn something about where the other the problem. But they’re other
March organizers for trying to person is coming from. options if we are willing to
create a nationalism-free space, inhabit a space in which we are
especially in an age when neither winners nor losers — a
nationalism is one of the scarier true rainbow of liberalism. If
ills plaguing society. Likewise, only people on both sides were
I commend the Jewish dykes willing to lose a little in order
who stood up for their right to to win much more. If only we
celebrate with their symbols. I believe that the organizers both terms is to equate Judaism Or at least a deeper under- could grit our teeth and do the
That said, I believe both groups truly wanted marchers to feel with a version of nationalism standing of why our actions excruciating work of true lis-
are operating from a place of free as gay Jews and they didn’t and to devalue the worth of make other people feel uncom- tening with an understanding
naiveté. see this ban as an impediment Jewish achievements and expe- fortable or marginalized. of the humanity of the per-
to that. As they stated, “It was rience in the Diaspora. Jews Compromise, of course, son in front of us. If only we
To equate a rainbow flag never a flag that we felt directly are, indeed, a nation. But we means not everyone gets saw diversity of opinions about
with a Jewish star in the cen- connected to.” But they are are also a culture, a religion, everything they want. Maybe even the most controversial
ter with Zionism is incorrect. assuming that untangling the a philosophy, a collection of we decide that denouncing of issues as an opportunity to
Not all Zionists are Jews and connection between Jewishness traditions, a musical history, a nationalism is so important deepen our perception. What
not all Jews are Zionists. This and Israel, a connection that set of ethics and values, a way that no national symbols or would we achieve then? l
approach also cheapens the has been indoctrinated as syn- of seeing the world unbound symbols read as nationalistic
richness of experience that onymous for generations, is as by geography. Israel is one part can be shown — including Mikhal Weiner is a writer and
Jewish people experience when easy as ‘moving the star’, as of all of this. Diaspora Judaism the Jewish Pride Flag and the musician from Israel who currently
proudly making connections one marshal said in a video. developed important and Palestinian flag, which is, at its lives in New York. Her work has
between the religious and spir- It’s not. I understand what beautiful philosophical texts, core, a national symbol. Maybe appeared in GO Magazine, Lilith
itual parts of themselves with they mean when they say that poetry and music long before we decide that no religious and Entropy Magazine.
their sexual or gender iden- “Israel has taken Jewish sym- the first Zionist conference in
tity. My Jewishness and my bols and converted them into 1897. And yes, it is extremely
gayness are connected and I symbols of nationalism” — it’s important to point out and Statement From the Publisher
have no interest in separating
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14 JUNE 13, 2019 JEWISH EXPONENT JEWISHEXPONENT.COM
Taking a Stand for the Jews of KVETCH ’N KVELL
Europe even anti-Semitic ideas are anti-Semitism as normal alter Yet More on Jewish Values
beginning to permeate parts of the British Jewish community JEWISH VALUES ARE neither conservative nor liberal, neither
BY STU GOODMAN the mainstream political sys- in ways that would make it Democratic nor Republican (“Letters,” June 6). The sad fact is
tem. These forces are no longer unrecognizable? Would British that there are no “Jewish values” anymore; rather, there is an
JUST 10 YEARS ago, the mere marginal; they threaten to take Jews leave the U.K. en masse? amorphous salad of disparate disconnected opinions.
thought of beleaguered Jews in control of the government and
first-world Western European highest offices in the U.K. Fortunately, The Jewish Some think abortion right up to birth and beyond, free health
cornerstone cities would have Agency is on the ground in care, Trump derangement syndrome, open borders, radical envi-
been preposterous. Yet that Studies show that up to 40 the U.K. creating connections ronmentalism are all right there clearly written in the Bible, but
is precisely what is unfolding percent of British Jews will between British Jews and the so far nobody can show me where.
before our eyes in London and seriously consider immigrating state of Israel through Israeli
Paris. to Israel if these anti-Semitic emissaries in schools and local Not too long ago, I thought all Jews saw supporting Israel’s
politicians ascend to power communities, not to mention survival as a Jewish value, but even that is no longer true. The fact
I witnessed the current situ- in Britain. There has already enabling aliyah to Israel for is you can no longer demand obeisance to any belief from your
ation firsthand this past month been significant growth in those who choose to do so. fellow Jews, regardless of how important it is to you. Politics has
when I co-led a Jewish Agency anti-Semitism in the country, become so toxic, so deranged, so malignant and emotional that
for Israel mission to visit and especially on college campuses. After several days, we ven- just the fact that we disagree on almost any topic sends some of
support the Jewish communi- One of our hosts explained to tured to Paris to visit a Jewish us into a fury.
ties in those two cities, which us that they previously helped community that is, unfortu-
have increasingly suffered nately, more accustomed to Here’s the bottom line: There are people out there who want
anti-Semitism in recent years. us all dead, liberal and conservative, Democrat and Republican,
and your opinions on anything won’t change their minds. Let’s
agree to disagree without being disagreeable.
Stephen Heitner | Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.
Anti-Zionist and even anti-Semitic ideas are beginning to permeate Blintz Offense
parts of the mainstream political system. These forces are no longer I love ice cream and enjoyed “The Great Dairy Investigation of
marginal; they threaten to take control of the government and highest 2019” (June 6), but I was disappointed that what I think is the
offices in the U.K. prime dairy dish of Shavuot — cheese blintzes — did not get one
mention. All dairy restaurants had it on the top of every menu
In the decades following the their children choose colleges such challenges. Recent years and, in fact, a short-lived one in Philly was named after that
Holocaust, the Jewish commu- based upon academics; now have dramatically changed wonderful and tasty entree.
nities in Britain and France they select schools based on the quality of life for French
flourished. For most Jews which college would be safest Jews. Large influxes of immi- Maybe it is because such restaurants do not exist anymore
there, Israel served as a point for Jews. grants from the Middle East or that the staff could not find anywhere else where it may be
of pride and a place to support. have brought anti-Israel and served. At least I hope that there are those who make it at home.
But most importantly, Israel Despite the shifting political anti-Semitic views to France. I would hate to see it disappear.
was a refuge for their embat- winds, we witnessed a thriv- The more radical of these
tled brothers and sisters from ing British Jewish community. immigrants have terrorized the Leon Kellerman | Philadelphia
Arab countries and the for- Approximately 50 percent of Jewish community. In 2006,
mer Soviet Union rather than Jewish children attend Jewish the young Jewish man Ilan Trump Is Great
a safe haven for themselves. day schools, a percentage far Halimi was kidnapped and I am concerned at your analysis of the Jewish vote in the May
Our visiting delegation learned higher than in the U.S. One tortured to death by a group of 30 Exponent (“Jewish Voters Concerned With Domestic Issues
that recent events, however, school in London — the Jewish radical Muslim immigrants. In Ahead of 2020”) and the negativity toward Trump that it shows.
have unfortunately altered this Community Secondary School March 2012, a terrorist opened
perspective. (JCoSS) — is a stunning, light- fire and killed four people at a I am a 92-year-old Jewish man who has always been active
filled structure surrounded by Jewish school in Toulouse. In in Jewish affairs and after eight years of Obama, Trump is like a
We began our mission in vast playing fields. January 2015, the Hypercacher breath of fresh air. Trump’s own daughter, Ivanka, married Jared
London, the scene of a suc- kosher supermarket in Paris Kushner and became Jewish by taking his religion. Kushner is
cessful but nervous Jewish The elephant in the room, was attacked and four patrons now one of Trump’s closest advisors. Contrary to prior presi-
community. Today, the however, was evident wher- were killed. In April 2017, dents, Trump moved the American embassy to Jerusalem. When
approximately 300,000 Jews in ever we ventured — how Sarah Halimi, a Jewish doc- he became president, he got us out of the Iran treaty. Iran had
Britain are generally success- would Jewish life change if tor, was killed. In March 2018, been using monies they received from the treaty to arm Hamas
ful and integrated into British anti-Semites gained power in Mireille Knoll, an 85-year- and Hezbollah.
society. But many British Jews the government? This question old Holocaust survivor, was
we spoke with described a feel- is especially troubling at places While The New York Times published anti-Semitic cartoons,
ing of standing at the edge like the government-funded See Goodman, Page 16 and the Democrats refused to criticize Congresswomen Omar
of an abyss. Anti-Zionist and JCoSS. Could the changing and Tlaib for their anti-Jewish rhetoric, Trump has been loyal to
political forces that accept the Jewish electorate. l
Jerome Cantor | Philadelphia
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There Goes Queen Mazie Goodman provides significant support
to this Jewish community by
BY ROBERT CHERRY life in Philadelphia in the early Charles, a lawyer in Lancaster, Continued from Page 15 assisting the thousands of
decades of the 20th century. predeceased her. French Jews who immigrate to
MAZIE GOLIN FORD, who murdered in her apartment. Israel annually.
was born in South Philadelphia Afterward, per her request, Ford’s favorite color was The list goes on. It was not
on June 28, 1906 — when we went to a nearby Denny’s, pink and she was rarely seen Our mission confirmed for
Teddy Roosevelt was president where she loved to eat their without her pink lipstick and surprising that community me the sad reality of the sig-
— died May 6 at the age 112. breakfast specials for seniors, her blonde wig. Pink and white members urged my colleagues nificant challenges faced by the
one of many memorable meals were the colors of her lovely on the Jewish Agency mission Jewish communities of France
She went to sleep in her I shared with her. All of her Florida condo. to avoid wearing kippot or and Britain. Organizations like
Florida condominium with a nieces, nephews, great- and displaying Jewish symbols on the Jewish Agency are doing
smile on her face, her daughter great-great-grandchildren I last saw my aunt in their jewelry or clothing when fantastic work enabling these
recalled, and never woke up. — one of whom flew in from February. As her aide wheeled we were in certain areas. communities to address these
Weeks shy of her 113th birth- London for her graveside Aunt Mazie through the lobby, threats. But their work requires
day, Ford, as verified by the funeral in Springfield — the condo’s doorman, who saw But the problem goes the support of Jews around
Gerontology Research Group, have wonderful memories of them approaching, affection- beyond radical elements the world.
was one of the oldest people lunches and dinners with her. ately said,, “Here comes Queen within the Muslim immi-
in the United States before Mazie.” grant community. Several We must not remain silent.
her death. When she was almost 14, Jewish community members It is imperative that Jews in
Ford recalled during our inter- Always wanting to do for in France expressed their Israel, North America and
What was the secret to her view, she and four girlfriends others, when she turned 100, frustration with French soci- worldwide take a stand for
long life? would meet on a corner before Ford began to knit caps for ety as a whole. They noted their beleaguered brothers
their 2-mile walk to school, newborn babies. She donated that when terrorist attacks and sisters in Western Europe.
“There wasn’t any secret,” rain or cold. A young busi- the caps to Memorial Regional struck the general population, Even a simple social media post
according to her 91-year-old nessman named Harry Golin Hospital and Joe DiMaggio’s the French people came out expressing solidarity, or a well-
daughter, Johann Levinson, owned a retail meat store Children’s Hospital, both in to protest en masse, but they placed phone call or email to
who grew up in West across the street from the cor- Hollywood, Florida. Among are generally silent when an the right contact on this issue,
Philadelphia but, like her ner where the girls met. hospital nurses and administra- attack targets the Jewish com- can make a tremendous dif-
mother, moved to Florida tors, even local politicians who munity. They explained that ference. Every voice counts in
decades ago. “She was very “Harry would call us in to honored her numerous times, they feel abandoned by the the quest to ensure that Jewish
much engaged in life. She was keep warm. He used to take a my aunt’s joie de vivre and char- French community and, as a communities under dire cir-
a social person. She had many hot dog, break it in half and itable work were legendary. result, thousands of French cumstances will be able to live
friends. She liked to be with give each one of the girls a half. Jews have made aliyah in openly as proud Jews, just like
people.” Me, he gave a whole one,” she Ford’s daughter estimates recent years — with many we do in Israel and most of
said, beaming with pride. that over the years her mother more contemplating the same. North America. l
Equally important to her knitted more than 5,000 multi- In fact, more than half of the
health and longevity, Ford Golin knew a good thing color pastel caps. children we met at French day Stu Goodman is a member of
didn’t dwell on setbacks or when he saw it and a cou- schools expressed a desire to the Jewish Federation of Greater
remain angry for long, recalled ple of years later married her “Imagine all the lives she make aliyah. Fortunately, as Philadelphia’s board of trustees.
her granddaughter’s husband. touched with her handiwork,” in Britain, the Jewish Agency
Indeed, “The wine of life flowed
through her veins.” I last saw my aunt in February. As her aide Join the
wheeled Aunt Mazie through the lobby, the conversation!
Ford and her seven siblings condo’s doorman, who saw them approaching,
(one of whom was my father, affectionately said, “Here comes Queen Mazie.”
Joe) grew up in the Meadows,
the then-semirural area in when she was 16. He eventually she said. “She’d often comment Tell us what you’re thinking
southwest Philadelphia near owned five retail meat stores in that every time she finished a and interact with the community
what is now the Philadelphia Philadelphia from the 1920s to hat, she’d look at it and smile.
International Airport. 1940s and then the Clover Beef It really delighted her to be able at jewishexponent.com
Co., a wholesale distributor of to do this. She went through Connect with us on
My aunt played golf and kosher and non-kosher meats tough times like we all do. But
tennis as a young woman and, throughout the Philadelphia her personality kept her going.
into her early 100s, bridge and area. With her friends and family,
mahjong. She began driving she was able to get on with life.”
in her early 20s — few women During the 1960s, my aunt
drove cars in the 1920s — and and uncle were snowbirds in And what a life it was for
didn’t stop until she was 102. Florida, eventually moving to the person that family, friends
Why did she stop? She didn’t Hallendale Beach in the 1970s. and admirers called Amazing
like how old people drove. They were married for 54 years Mazie. l
until his death in 1978. She had
In 2011, I interviewed my another successful marriage Robert Cherry of Philadelphia is
aunt and other relatives for of 19 years to Newtown Ford. the author of Wilt: Larger Than Life,
a book about our family. At Both her husbands and a son, among other books.
104, she spoke into my tape
recorder for 90 minutes, recall-
ing with precision, details and
humor her and her family’s
16 JUNE 13, 2019 JEWISH EXPONENT JEWISHEXPONENT.COM
Books: Beach, Zionism Stir Memories
BOOKS and Holocaust survi- us back to the disagreement speaking, Zionism was a serious Halliday. Each grap-
JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF vors still had plenty of between Groff and Monroe. intellectual project to consider pled intensely with the
living, laughing and In a sense, these photos are for many thinkers, one you question of Zionism,
Jerusalem By the Beach loving to do,” accord- of an era that’s long receded, could even support. Golda Meir and each evolved sig-
ing to Sokol; if you find snapshots of a single moment was once deputy chairwoman nificantly over time. It
Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet’s that sentiment a bit too of optimism. But to Groff’s of the Socialist International is through their grap-
South Beach, 1977-1980 sweet to chew, you’d be point, these scenes of awkward organization, for God’s sake. pling that Linfield seeks
Photos by Andy Sweet, edited forgiven. teenager-hood and kibitzing to understand what
by Brett Sokol, introduction by grandmothers are miniature Today, it is obviously a happened.
Lauren Groff But then you get to stories in themselves, ones that much different story. It’d be
Letter16 Press Sweet’s photos them- you know. They could’ve been difficult to imagine a future in Those who come out
selves — dug up after taken yesterday. which Zionism was considered looking good are those
FLIPPING THROUGH the years wasting away in by the left as anything but the who are able to maintain
gorgeous color photographs of a storage unit — and HOW TO ANNOY ideological justification for the an internal consistency,
Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet’s you see what Sokol is PEOPLE AND SAVE occupation of the West Bank at even if they don’t neces-
South Beach, 1977-1980, one talking about. ISRAELI DEMOCRACY best, or a pretext for apartheid sarily support Zionism
gets the sensation of looking AT THE SAME TIME at worst. How did this happen? for the entirety of their
through a distant cousin’s fam- It’s yet another iter- Who and what is to blame? intellectual lives.
ily photo album. ation of the Diaspora The Lions’ Den: Zionism and Interestingly enough, it’s
story, with Jews plonked down the Left from Hannah Arendt Susie Linfield, a professor Halliday, the lone non-Jew,
There’s a hint of familiarity in another locale, borrowing to Noam Chomsky of cultural journalism at New who walked into the titular
— is that Uncle Steve, back when from and loaning themselves Susie Linfield York University and a Zionist, lion’s den by holding the posi-
he had hair? — but it is clear to their new lands. In the pho- Yale University Press tries and mostly succeeds in her tion guaranteed to infuriate
that this is a collection of some- tos of the most visibly Jewish quest to answer this question the most people: that blind
thing beyond the reaches of your — a graybeard with tzitzit and It wasn’t always like this. There in The Lion’s Den: Zionism and support for Palestinian nation-
memory. Strain to remember, a black hat swinging from a was a time when Zionism was the Left from Hannah Arendt alist violence in the name of
and it becomes like a dream: The palm tree near the beach comes as much a project of the Jewish to Noam Chomsky, released in anti-colonialism is short-
application of effort only hastens to mind — this COPY-PASTE left as it was of its right-wing March. Linfield wants to know: sighted, delusional and plainly
its demise. What was this? feeling is most prevalent. partners, perhaps even more so. “How did Zionist … become at odds with leftist thought,
the dirtiest word to the inter- and that the actions of the
Or perhaps the question is, There’s humor to many of David Ben-Gurion and national left?” But on the other Israeli government toward the
as novelist Lauren Groff asks in these photos. I promise you many of the founders of the side, how did Israel “come to Palestinian people are plainly
the introduction, what is this? won’t get in trouble for snicker- state were committed social- deny the national rights of a racist, brutal and constitute
Groff relays a conversation she ing at a serious minyan of men ists, and the parties of the left, neighboring people and to vio- the “suicidal obstinacy of the
had with Sweet’s closest friend in Panama hats and fedoras, like Labor and its predecessor, lently suppress them?” Zionist movement.”
and fellow photographer, Gary or of a posed shot of some Bar Mapai, held the office of the That is an extremely dif-
Monroe, who insists that Mitzvah-aged boys wearing prime minister from 1948 to Linfield provides eight cap- ficult line to walk (it’s also
a photo is a fixed object, an three-piece suits in colors that 1977, to say nothing of their sule biographies of prominent more or less the position of left
“anti-narrative” by dint of its have long since been banished dominance in the Knesset. left-wing thinkers of the 20th Zionists who actually live in
immobility — outside of time. from this world. Support for Israeli self-determi- century, seven Jews and one Israel — call it Michael Sfard
Groff, perhaps simply illustrat- nation was never popular with Irishman: Hannah Arendt, Zionism). But it is the one that
ing the difference in artistic But you have to promise to the anti-nationalist left abroad, Arthur Koestler, Maxime Linfield clearly finds to be the
philosophy between writers see the joy and the optimism but among the left more broadly Rodinson, Isaac Deutscher, most ideologically consistent
and photographers, disagrees. that things would continue, Albert Memmi, Noam and defensible.
which you can see in a con- Chomsky, I.F. Stone and Fred On the flip side, there are
“Because even when we look fused-looking older woman those whom Linfield deems to
at works of art made by anon- with her glasses askew, a have contorted themselves into
ymous creators, we humans Happy New Year’s tiara and impossible positions to casti-
— creatures of narrative — will a half-drunk cup of some- gate Israel. In Chomsky, she
infer stories simply by the act thing in her right hand. It’s writes, “the flight from reality
of regarding,” Groff writes. there at the 1978 Yiddish reaches its apotheosis.” He is
Cultural Festival of the Jewish emblematic, she says, of the
I agree. These photos are Community Center of South delusions needed to excoriate
laden with stories, ongoing. Florida. It’s even there in the Israeli nationalism, nominally
ugliness, young men march- on the basis of opposition to the
More than 20,000 elderly ing in a JDL parade bearing latter, while giving uncritical
Jews made up nearly half of signs and slogans (“THERE IS support to fundamentally reac-
South Beach’s population in NO PALESTINE,” one reads). tionary nationalist movements
the years between the glitter- Beautiful, ugly, totally mun-
ing Miami of the ’60s and the dane: These people believed See Books, Page 18
Miami Vice ’80s, the writer Brett that this fragile thing would
Sokol notes in the foreword. continue to perpetuate itself.
These “New York transplants
And perhaps that brings
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Calligrapher Embraces Art of Pasuk
ERIC SCHUCHT | JE STAFF
IT WAS IN the 1600s that the Sonia Gordon-Walinsky holds a pasuk calligraphy piece she created for Sonia Gordon-Walinsky and her mother Nina Gordon hold a clay blessing
idea of Hibbut Hakever first her mother-in-law.
emerged, whereupon a person bowl. The Hebrew words meaning “You shall eat, be satisfied and bless”
entering the afterlife will meet
the Angel of Death who will beat are written on the piece. Photos courtesy of Sonia Gordon-Walinsky
them for all sins committed in
life. However, this can be averted and her father as a professional of Hebrew calligraphy, first of the experience as both “It was really quite transfor-
upon reciting their name. pianist. The two encouraged all from the Torah, and then wonderful and stressful, with mative,” she said. “By the end
her to pursue creative activities, from all the scrolls. They had a the collaboration a way for the of the year, I distinctly remem-
Thus, a custom to help people but it wasn’t until college that lot of fun with letters and bring- two to bond. ber feeling that my identity was
remember was developed where she started to merge her artistic ing letters to life.” as an artist, whereas before I
they would repeat a special endeavors with her passion for “It’s just extraordinary to have don’t think would have.”
verse at the end of the Amidah. Jewish text. While in school, she was a relationship with a child that
This pasuk, the Hebrew word introduced to Rabbi Sidney develops and evolves into some- In January, she moved back
for verse, begins with the first It was while attending school Greenberg, who had a practice of thing where we’re sharing on to Philadelphia where she now
letter of one’s Hebrew name and at Albert A. List College of giving people a name pasuk and this level in a professional way,” lives in Mt. Airy and works in her
ends with the last letter of one’s Jewish Studies that she tried her singing it upon greeting them. Gordon said. “I love her work. home studio. She’s also led work-
Hebrew name. hand at calligraphy. Gordon- Gordon-Walinsky said the con- She’s very creative, and she’s been shops with community members
Walinsky used a two-page cept blew her away, and she was very innovative in what she does.” on calligraphy and is creating a
Sonia Gordon-Walinsky, 37, article on calligraphy from the inspired to use her artwork to line of prints of the more com-
doesn’t incorporate pasuk into book The First Jewish Catalog: A help express people’s verses. After graduating with bach- mon Hebrew names with a name
her artwork out of superstition, Do-It-Yourself Kit as a guide to elor’s degrees in American pasuk to make the art more
but instead as a means of con- teach herself the craft. Through Around 2008, her art history and Jewish literature, accessible and affordable for peo-
necting herself and others to the experimentation, she eventually started to leap off the page Gordon-Walinsky worked in ple. Whether it’s pasuk names
physical words of the Torah. Since began to master the art. when she began writing on several positions while doing or simply writing out portions
2003, Gordon-Walinsky has used pottery her mother, Nina her art on the side. Eventually, of the Torah, Gordon-Walinsky
calligraphy, the art of decora- “There’s a whole tradition Gordon, created. The mother she began to pursue art full- said, “It’s all about connecting to
tive handwriting, to creatively that I was really drawn to,” would drive out her soft and time after the encouragement the literature of the Torah.” l
express a person’s name pasuk in Gordon-Walinsky said. “And unfired pieces to her daughter of friends and went on to be a
a business called PasukArt. Many there’s so much you can do with while attending school in New full-time Drisha Institute Arts email@example.com;
of her commissions come from calligraphy; it’s so expressive. York and later in Connecticut. Fellow. This experience would 215-832-0751
people wanting to commemorate We have this really old tradition The retired teacher described change how she saw her art.
weddings, anniversaries, birth-
days or Bar Mitzvahs.
“What compels me to create
this artwork, this tradition, [is]
it’s beautiful,” Gordon-Walinsky
said. “And if something is
important in the afterlife, then
all the more so in the present life.
So I see it as a personal mantra
and a really beautiful way to
connect people to the Torah.”
up in Philadelphia, where her
mother worked as an art teacher
Books and fear of appearing unwoke products while rejecting the Linfield says, have an obliga- boycotts,“thrillinglytheatrical”
for this sort of lazy criticism of boycott, divestment and sanc- tion to support the dwindling as they may be, Linfield writes,
Continued from Page 17 Israel, which leaves a little to tions (BDS) movement at large. Israeli left — organizations like the only true path to a lasting
be desired in an academic text. Americans (American Jews, B’Tselem, Peace Now, Breaking solution for the preservation of
in most other cases, which especially) who aren’t willing the Silence, etc. Israeli democracy is through
would seem to make the case Ultimately, Linfield’s ideas to simply wash their hands engagement. l
that the opposition was in fact for action aren’t too different of the conflict, and instead “Why should we allow Jared
to the former. from those advanced by Peter want to manifest a vision of Kushner and Sheldon Adelson firstname.lastname@example.org;
Beinart, who in 2012 advo- a productive leftist Zionism, to define the term ‘pro- 215-832-0740
Linfield more or less blames cated a boycott of settlement Israel’?” she writes. Rather than
a culture of virtue signaling
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Continued from Page 19 Yield: approximately 24 of another spoon to flatten the (Les Petites Fermieres Cut the fontina cheese into
canapés mushroom mixture into the fontina slices are kosher) squares about the same size as
hours, or cover with plastic toast pieces. Serve on a platter Paprika to taste the zucchini circles. Starting
wrap and refrigerate. Bring 1/2 lb. mushrooms, shitake, while still warm. 4 tablespoons fresh parsley with the zucchini circles, layer
to room temperature before cremini or white leaves, chopped 2 slices of fontina on top,
serving. GLUTEN-FREE ZUCCHINI followed by a sprinkling of
5 tablespoons olive oil, or CANAPÉS | DAIRY Rinse the zucchini under cold paprika and topped with pars-
HUMMUS CANAPÉS | more if needed Yield: approximately 20 water and scrub it with a vegeta- ley leaves.
PAREVE canapés ble brush. Pat it dry with paper
Yield: approximately 24 6 garlic cloves, minced towels. With a sharp knife, cut Serve within a couple of
canapés Kosher salt to taste 1 zucchini the zucchini into ¼-inch thick hours, or cover with plastic wrap
4-5 pieces of sourdough 12 ounces fontina cheese slices, about 20 slices. and refrigerate. Bring to room
4-5 pieces of multigrain temperature before serving. l
bread bread, cut into
approximately 24 bite-
1 pound container of plain, sized pieces
Clean the mushrooms well
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and drain on paper towels.
and diced fine Dice them and then chop them
½ cup pine nuts or chopped
walnuts In a large frying pan, briefly
heat the oil on a medium-low
4 tablespoons chives, flame. Add the mushrooms
chopped and garlic. Sprinkle on salt.
Sauté, stirring frequently,
Cut the bread into 24 bite- for 5-8 minutes, or until
sized pieces. Spread hummus the mushrooms turn golden
on top of each piece. Dot diced brown. Remove them from
cucumber over the hummus. the flame for a minute or two.
Sprinkle nuts on top, followed Meanwhile, briefly toast the
by chives. Lightly press down bite-sized pieces of bread.
with the back of a teaspoon so
the ingredients stay in place. Use an additional plate to
assemble the mushroom can-
Serve within a couple of apés before moving them to a
hours, or cover with plastic serving platter, as assembling
wrap and refrigerate. Bring them is messy. Place a spoonful
to room temperature before of mushroom mixture on each
serving. square of toast. Use the back
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Acquiring Wealth Shouldn’t June 14 8:13 p.m.
Dominate One’s Life Goals June 21 8:15 p.m.
BY RABBI ROBERT LAYMAN occasions and found its way observations which, in view of Peli then expresses the wish our acquisition and retention
into Christian ritual. today’s economy, can be con- that God should protect us from of wealth to dominate our lives.
Parashat Naso sidered prescient. Picking up the probability that our posses- Doing so would shut us o from
THIS WEEK’S TORAH In the rabbinic perspective, Rashi’s commentary, he notes sions will possess us. “May the those who are less fortunate and
reading, Naso in the Book of virtually every word in the the following: “ at is why ‘the Lord bless you” with money, but need our help.
Numbers, is the longest in the Torah lends itself to commen- Lord bless you (with money)’ may God also “keep you” from
annual cycle of parshiot. tary. I want to focus on the must be accompanied with all the harm money might bring It is a lesson that we Jews,
opening verse: y’varekh’kha ‘and keep you,’ so the money on you, now that you have been for the most part, have learned
It begins with a continuation HaShem v’yishmerekha, the is not taken away from you. blessed with it. well; we have set the example
of the census of the Israelites; it Lord bless you and keep you. of philanthropy for the rest of
includes the strange ordeal of ere are, as we know, a mil- Peli cites a story that the world.
the sotah, the suspected adul- Where we might expect Rashi lion ways of making money, a appears in tractate Bava Batra
teress, and the similarly exotic to give this verse a totally spiri- million and one for losing it.” in the Talmud: ere was a At the same time, we have
rules regarding the nazir, one tual meaning, he provides us a pious man with whom the not made poverty a mitzvah;
who takes vows of abstinence; surprise. Rashi comments: “God Then Peli, a modern Prophet Elijah used to meet we have used our God-given
it concludes with Chapter 7, should protect you from high- Orthodox Israeli, goes on to regularly. As the man pros- talents to achieve unprece-
which consists of 89 verses waymen who may accost you and demonstrate his grasp of con- pered and built a fence and dented success. e challenge
detailing the sacri ces o ered take your property, for if one gives ditions in the modern world. fancy gate around his house, before us is not to lose sight of
in connection with the dedica- his servant a present,” Rashi says, He writes: “ e ‘robbers’ Rashi Elijah stopped appearing to our spiritual moorings along
tion of the altar. “he [the donor] cannot guard it talks about are not necessarily him and explained that with the way.
against any eventuality; highway- tough highway gunmen. ey his new addition to his house,
Sandwiched in, as it were, men may come and steal the gi may chase you under di er- the man made himself inac- May the Lord bless us with
among this great mass of words from the servant, so what bene t ent guises, as overreaching tax cessible to the poor crying for the wisdom to have the proper
and variety of laws is a small would he derive from the gi ? collectors, phony fund-rais- help. “Elijah,” he says, “would perspective on life and keep us
cluster of verses in Chapter 6 that But when the Holy One, Praised ers, make-believe investment not approve of the ‘new style’ on the path of righteousness
have withstood the test of time be He is the giver, he is also the consultants, faddist health money brings with it — dou- and lovingkindness. ●
and say more to us than most guardian.” advisers, status-selling PR ble-locked doors, receptionists
of the portion, which describes experts, so -spoken piety ped- and secretaries, sophisticated Rabbi Robert Layman, a past
practices that, for a variety of Rashi, a vintner by trade, was dlers, and many others.” He intercom systems and uni- president of the Board of Rabbis
reasons, long ago fell into disuse. conscious of the value of material might have added telemarket- formed doormen.” of Greater Philadelphia, is retired,
possessions and may have had his ers who call at the dinner hour. but serves as an instructor in the
I refer, of course, to the precious vineyard in mind when In the nal analysis, what Peli Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Birkat Kohanim, the priestly he made this comment. Peli continues: “All these is trying to teach us is that the at Temple University. The board is
benediction which appears in ‘damagers’ are constantly priestly benediction is spiritual proud to provide the Torah com-
the daily morning liturgy, is One of my favorite modern a er you, as the Lord blesses in character a er all. While we mentary for the Jewish Exponent.
recited as a blessing upon our commentaries is a book called you with money. He must look to God to keep us from feel-
children every Friday evening, Torah Today written by the late therefore also ‘keep you’ and ing insecure with our material
is pronounced on life-cycle Rabbi Pinchas Peli and pub- protect you against all those possessions, we must not allow
lished in 1987. Peli, z”l, died in false well-wishers.”
1989. He made some insightful
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
mobilizes financial and volunteer resources to
address the communities’ most critical priorities
locally, in Israel and around the world.
Jewish Community Day Celebrated at
Green Valley Country Club
ON JUNE 6, hundreds of people descended on the Green Ernie Gross, a Holocaust survivor, and Donnie Greenbaum,
Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill for the annual Jewish an American who liberated Dachau. This year’s community
Community Day. In celebration of the country club’s 100th day raised critical funds for the Jewish Federation’s Northeast
anniversary, families enjoyed a day of golf and other activities, NORC, which aids elderly people who wish to remain in their
followed by a dinner program with guest speakers, including homes in Northeast Philadelphia.
More than 300 people enjoy Jewish Federation Day at Green Valley. The youngest guests were able to enjoy the
Jeff Bartos, Green Valley President Ken Dash, Jack Dash, Brad Sokol, Greg Marks and event co-chair
Phyllis Goldsborough, along with co-chairs Jill Kurtzman and Sue Kane
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Jewish Federation President and CEO Naomi Adler offers remarks. Ernie Gross tells his story to Meredith Benner.
Standing from left: Brian Carp, Stu Selarnick, Jon Joseph, Bob Waks, Phil Plotnick, Back row from left: event co-chairs Jill and Chip Kurtzman. Front row from left;
Stu Fenkel, David Horowitz, Ross Miller and Mark Bluestein; Seated from left: Tony Sherr Michael Kane, Sue Kane, Donnie Greenbaum, Ernie Gross and Ken Dash
and Billy Bredt
Guest speakers Donnie Greenbaum and Ernie Gross Kids enjoy Magic by Poly. JUNE 13, 2019 23
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
mobilizes financial and volunteer resources to
address the communities’ most critical priorities
locally, in Israel and around the world.
Circle of Partners
On June 4, the Jewish Federation hosted its 22nd Circle of Partners Celebration at
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. The event is an opportunity
to thank the generous members of the local Jewish community who provided
gifts to the Jewish Federation. The event featured a musical performance by The
Maccabeats and a special Tikkun Olam Society presentation honoring Andrew
Szabo and Harold Sampson.
Award recipient Andrew Szabo, event chairs Hershel and Betsy Richman and award recipient
Guests and their families thoroughly enjoyed the program. A cappella singing group The Maccabeats entertained the crowd.
Guests enjoy the performance. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel Rabbi Lance Sussman offers a Dvar Torah before the
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 PRIDE Shabbat. tops all offers for your
Ohev Shalom of Bucks County diamonds & jewelry.
Book Club. announces its third annual Pride
Israel Bonds Women’s Division holds a book club about Shabbat at 6 p.m. Join us as we We can pay more because
every two months, rotating meeting locations in private welcome LGBTQ educator and we know the true value.
homes. Both fiction and nonfiction books, with Israel as activist Jamie Joy for an engaging Immediate cash for one
the backdrop, are selected. The next book club selection and interactive discussion on gender piece or an entire
is Lone Wolf in Jerusalem by Ehud Diskin. 7:30-9:30 p.m. diversity, trans identity and building collection.
Hosted in a private home in Haverford. Call 267-443-2005 an inclusive Jewish community.
for details on location. For more information, email Cantor 201 Old York Road • Jenkintown, PA
Annelise Ocanto-Romo at aocanto-romo
THURSDAY, JUNE 13 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park. KleinLife: Center City. 2100 Arch St., @ohev.org or call 215-322-9595. (215) 885-7070
Philadelphia. 944 Second Street Pike, Richboro.
Bible Study. Torah Study. Open Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.
We will study the commentaries found Midday Torah study with Rabbi Eric Park Shabbat. Dinner Shabbat. 11am - 4:00pm
in the Hertz Chumash, the Etz Hayim Lazar at noon. All are welcome. Join us for our annual Shabbat in the This dinner and Kabbalat Shabbat
Chumash and the commentaries of Temple Brith Achim. 481 S. Gulph Park at Merry Place Park in Havertown. service at Congregation Brothers Closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday
modern biblical scholars to deepen our Road, King of Prussia. Guided park walk at 5:30 p.m., barbecue of Israel will connect our newest
understanding of the first book of the at 6 p.m. and Shabbat evening service members with more established Philadelphia for dinner at 6 p.m. at
Bible. For more information, call 610- FRIDAY, JUNE 14 at 7 p.m. with Oneg to follow. On the members and group members Country Club Restaurant in Northeast
667-5000. 10-11 a.m. Har Zion Temple. menu are hot dogs, burgers (veggie with like interests to form bonds of Philadelphia followed by miniature
1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley. Father’s Day Luncheon. burgers must be pre-ordered), grilled friendship within the congregation. golf at Burholme Park Golf Center.
A full day of activities for active chicken, corn, green salad, pasta salad, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 530 Washington Nonmembers are welcome. For
Jewish Women Comedians. adults. Coffee, tea and snacks at chips, dessert and drinks. $15/person Crossing Road, Newtown. information, contact Neil at 215-331-
Installation Shabbat and annual 8:30 a.m., chair exercise or current (ages 10 and up), $5/child (ages 3-9). 8194. 1717 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia.
meeting with a PowerPoint events at 9:30 a.m., Kabbalat Shabbat Bring folding chairs, blankets and Shabbat Sababa.
presentation from Rabbi Sussman service at 10:30 a.m., hot kosher lunch insect repellent. Contact the office Join us for a musical and spiritually SUNDAY, JUNE 16
titled “Before Mrs. Maisel: Six Jewish at 11:30 a.m. and entertainment by at 610-356-5165 with any questions. uplifting Kabbalat Shabbat service
Women Comedians.” 7-9 p.m. Reform vocalist Meeta Parker at 12:15 p.m. Temple Sholom in Broomall. with a Middle Eastern flavor. Come Cantor Concert.
Congregation Keneseth Israel. RSVP by phone at 215-832-0539. 55 N. Church Lane, Broomall. experience prayer and welcome Congregation Beth Hamedrosh
Shabbat with us in a way that will and Chasdei Eliyahu will present a
move your body and warm your soul. concert to honor two members of our
7:30-9 p.m. Tiferet Bet Israel. community, Lisa and David Eckmann,
1920 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell. who have spent the last 23 years
contributing their time and effort
SATURDAY, JUNE 15 to making the Jewish Philadelphia
community stronger. The concert by
Dinner and Mini Golf.
Join the Mosaic Outdoor Club of See Calendar, Page 26
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Calendar TUESDAY, JUNE 18 THURSDAY, JUNE 20
Continued from Page 25 Casino Field Trip. Sababa Music Festival.
A one-hour bus ride from Chico’s in The four-day Sababa Music Festival happens June 20-23
Cantor Benzion Miller and Shimmy Baederwood Shopping Center to The in Honesdale. Sababa Fest will be taking over a sleepaway
Miller, his son and choral director, Sands in Bethlehem. Many outlets, full camp nestled in the Pocono Mountains. Amenities and
gives Jewish Philadelphia the casino, great restaurants. All indoors. activities include a private heated swimming pool, a large
opportunity to thank the Eckmanns. $25 voucher for slots for everyone. Will lake with the option for kayaking, hiking, air conditioned
$50-75. 7:30-9:30 p.m. 200 Haverford return to Chico’s about 4:30 p.m. Mail cabins, camping, basketball courts, and soccer, football
Road, Wynnewood. checks payable to Hadassah Greater and baseball fields. Glatt kosher catered meals throughout
Philadelphia to Lynn Geller, 7624 Oak the whole weekend, live music before and after Shabbos
MONDAY, JUNE 17 Lane Road, Cheltenham, Pa., 19012. and interactive workshops. For more information, visit
SababaFest.com or call 215-432-4035.
Lunch with Al Taubenberger. Lunch and Learn.
Call 215-320-0351 to register. Lunch Discussion of the parshah of the week.
($1 donation) at 11:30 a.m. Program This session will be led by Rabbi Robert
at 12:30 p.m. KleinLife: Northeast Alpert. All are welcome. Noon. 1801
Philadelphia. 10100 Jamison Ave., Market St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia.
Mahjong. Lunch and Leran. Knitting with Pitzie. Flowering, the Challenges and the This session will be led by Rabbi Gary
Play and learn from 12:30-2 p.m. with Discussion of the parshah of the Call 215-320-0351 to register. Future in Israel of Conservative Charlestein. All are welcome. 12:30
the Sisterhood of Har Zion Temple week. This session will be led by Lunch ($1) at 11:30 a.m. Program Judaism.” Nonmembers: $43. p.m. 1710 Romano Drive, Norristown.
in weekly community open mahjong Rabbi Fredi Cooper. All are welcome. at 12:30 p.m. KleinLife: Northeast Event patrons: $54. 6-7:30 p.m.
play. You may bring a kosher dairy Noon. Congregation Adath Jeshurun Philadelphia. 10100 Jamison Ave., 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park. Coffee and Conversation.
lunch or dairy/pareve kosher snacks. library. 7763 Old York Road, Elkins Philadelphia. After morning minyan, enjoy coffee
Call 610-667-500 for information. Park. Prayer Class. and an open forum for learning at
1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley. Dinner Fundraiser. Join us for a six-week course from the 8 a.m. Rabbi Andrew Markowitz
Mahjong. Join the Sisterhood of Melrose B’nai Jewish Learning Institute exploring the will teach and answer your Jewish
Mahjong. Our mahjong group meets at 1 p.m. Israel Emanu-El in paying tribute Jewish art of prayer and spirituality. questions. Coffee and Conversation
Join the Sisterhood of Melrose B’nai in the Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel to our 2019 Woman of Achievement $99. B’nai Abraham Chabad, is free and open to the community.
Israel Emanu-El for our weekly synagogue chapel, to play the game, honorees: Rebecca Gellman, Susan 527 Lombard St., Philadelphia. Adath Israel. 250 N. Highland Ave.,
friendly mahjong game at 7 p.m. Open have fun and raise money for tikkun Markowitz and Sherry Kohn-Eisman. Merion Station.
to the entire kehillah. No charge for olam. Have you heard of mahjong and Gideon Arnoff, executive director WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19
MBIEE sisterhood members. One-time want to learn to play? Are you new in of the Masorti Foundation for Bereavement Group.
charge of $36 includes membership town looking for the game? Have you Conservative Judaism in Israel, will Lunch and Leran. For the post-bereaved, held at
to the MBIEE Sisterhood. Contact 215- lived in town and want a new group to be the guest speaker. Topic “The Discussion of the parshah of the week. Northeast NORC, from 1-2:30 p.m.
635-1505 or email@example.com play with? We’re always looking for new
for further information. 8339 Old York players. We ask for a $4 donation per
Road, Elkins Park. session. 300 S. 18th St., Philadelphia.
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com or call 215-320-0351 to register.
8546B Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia. A Personal Expression of Warmth and Compassion
From Our Family To Yours
Old York Road Temple-Beth Am will
host a drop-in mahjong game at 7 p.m.
Bring your cards. Mahjong sets
and cards will be for sale. For more
information, call 215-886-8000.
971 Old York Road, Abington.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20
We will study the commentaries found
in the Hertz Chumash, the Etz Hayim
Chumash and the commentaries of
modern biblical scholars to deepen
our understanding of the first book of
the Bible. For more information, call
610-667-5000. 10-11 a.m. Har Zion
Temple. 1500 Hagys Ford Road,
Midday Torah study with Rabbi
Eric Lazar at noon. All are welcome.
Temple Brith Achim. 481 S. Gulph
Road, King of Prussia.
Leonard Bernstein Discussion Please welcome our
Temple Beth Sholom Hazak’s newest counselor,
closing luncheon will be at noon Steve Pilchik
and feature Moylan Mills giving a
presentation on the life and music Let Our Experience and Guidance Assist You
of Leonard Bernstein. The afternoon In Assuring The Proper Respect For Your
celebrates Hazak and is open to the Loved Ones
entire community. The cost is $7 for
members and $12 for nonmembers. ONTEFIORE CEMETERY COMPANY
For information, contact Zelda
Greenberg at 856-812-7317 or Serving the Jewish Community…Preserving Our Tradition
1901 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill, 600 Church Road • Jenkintown, PA 19046 • 215-663-1250
Come join a lively program when
The Book Discussion Group with
Rita and MaryAnn, a joint venture
program by Northeast NORC and the
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim,
meets again at noon. The book
selected for discussion this month
is Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult.
A $2 donation is required.
Light refreshments are served.
Call 215-677-1600 for details.
Transportation is available
through Northeast NORC at
215-320-0351. 9768 Verree Road,
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Pennsylvania Well-Represented in Foxman Torah Institute Raises $619,000 Hospital Annual Conference,
International Maccabi Games During 24-hour Campaign died June 2. He was 94.
PENNSYLVANIA WILL SEND 26 athletes, a coach, Ellis practiced in both
four accommodations managers, a doctor and the e Foxman Torah Institute in Cherry Hill, New Center City and Bala Cynwyd
USA team manager to the upcoming Pan American Jersey, said it raised nearly $620,000 in a 24-hour cam- and performed eye surgery at
and European Maccabi Games, the 2019 Games paign June 4-5 that was conducted on crowdfunding Wills Eye Hospital.
Organizing Committee announced. website Charidy. More than 1,200 donors participated. A graduate of omas
Je erson Medical School,
e Pan American Maccabi Games are slated for e campaign was intended to raise enough money to Ellis completed his resi-
July 5-15 in Mexico City and the European Maccabi support Torah education for one year. dence at the University of
Games are set for July 28-Aug. 7 in Budapest, Hungary. Pennsylvania Hospital. He
e Institute serves Cherry Hill and Greater
Pan American participants include Jake Block of Philadelphia.
Washington Crossing, juniors soccer; Ethan Clear eld
of Richboro, open futsal; Jamie Goldberg of Philadelphia, The Rooster Crows for Last Time later spent four months Richard A. Ellis
certi ed athletic trainer; Moses Kresch of Hershey, CookNSolo restaurant e Rooster — originally overseas under the aegis of Courtesy Joseph Levine & Sons
open beach volleyball; Mitchell Kurtz of Wynnewood, known as Rooster Soup Co. — closed on June 8, missionary Ronald Holland
accommodations manager; Emily Levy of Philadelphia, according to Philadelphia Magazine. performing cataract surgery for the underprivileged
doctor; Emily Lorry of Wynnewood, open soccer; “As you might expect, in India and Pakistan.
Jordan Lubell of Maple Glen, open tennis; and Louis the cause is nancial,” A varsity basketball player at Overbrook High
Moyerman of Philadelphia, USA team manager. wrote owners Michael School and St. Joseph’s College, he enjoyed athletics
Solomonov and Steve Cook throughout his life, playing tennis until the age of 90
Others are Iris Nafshi of Bryn Mawr, masters triathlon; in a letter to supporters. on his backyard court.
Devra Pulley of Abington, accommodations manager; “Although the restaurant Ellis married Gilda Rand Mann in 1949. She is the
Philip Pulley of Huntingdon Valley, accommodations started strong two and half daughter of Fredric R. Mann, a former U.S. ambassa-
manager; ea Rosenzweig of Bryn Mawr, juniors eld years ago, for well over a dor to Barbados and a local arts patron for whom the
hockey; Corey Sherman of Penn Valley, open basketball; year we have been fund- Mann Center is named.
Ethan Sirken of Solebury, juniors soccer; Howard Snyder ing losses out of pocket in Ellis is survived by his wife; daughters Jane E.
of Bryn Mawr, masters soccer; David Solomon of Radnor, an e ort to buy time for Gitomer, Eve Ellis, Marsha Ellis and Susan Ellis; and
masters soccer; Joshua Warmund of Merion Station, the Rooster to nd its foot- From left: three grandchildren.
masters soccer; Samuel Welks of Harrisburg, juniors ing. For a restaurant whose Michael Solomonov
swimming; and Rachel White of Bryn Mawr, open soccer. fundamental premise is to and Steve Cook
generate funds for our non- Photo by Michael Persico Israel Tennis Centers Hosts Exhibition
European Maccabi participants are Hannah Israel Tennis Centers (ITC) held an awareness and fund-
Binder of Holland, juniors basketball; Amanda pro t partner, this has become an untenable and raising exhibition and reception on June 5 in Bala Cynwyd.
Colton of Lafayette Hill, open eld hockey; Erin counterproductive situation.”
Cord of West Grove, open equestrian head coach; e restaurant opened in 2017 as a mission-driven, Four teens from Israel performed drills and spoke
Sarah Edelson of Blue Bell, open eld hockey; Adam for-pro t that donated its pro ts to the Broad Street about their experiences with the organization, which
Feldman of Wyomissing, masters fencing; Stuart Ministry. e idea originated in 2014 as a gourmet will be renamed Israel Tennis and Education Centers.
Greenberg of Philadelphia, accommodations man- soup restaurant using unneeded chicken parts from Two American teens also played two of the Israel teens.
ager; Jeremy Horn of Wynnewood, open basketball; Federal Donuts’ kitchen as a recipe base. e restau-
Sam Iorio of Ore eld, open basketball; Claire Pave of rant rebranded as e Rooster in 2018 as a Jewish deli. ere are 14 ITC centers in Israel, with most
Newtown, juniors fencing; Devon Scharf of Merion located in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas.
Station, open eld hockey; Joshua Sultanik of Bala Noted Ophthalmologist Dies at 94 Although tennis is the main draw, participants
Cynwyd, juniors swimming; and Maia Weintraub of Ophthalmologist Richard A. Ellis, whose charitable trust also receive meals, tutoring and emotional sup-
Philadelphia, juniors fencing. endowed the Richard A. Ellis Lecture at the Wills Eye port, in addition to tennis instruction. Programs
o ered include coexistence, youth at risk, immigrant
acculturation and special needs. ●
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CHORNEY GOLLAND PERLMAN SCHIFFRIN REMEMBERS
We are sad to announce the passing of Pau- Barrie Golland fell asleep yesterday after- Robert A. Perlman, son of Beatrice Rock- SUSAN WENDIE SCHIFFRIN, 65, of Bryn MONTHLY
line “Mickey” Chorney (nee Bortnick), age 90, noon, we know that he is sleeping peacefully. ower Perlman and Abe L. Perlman, passed Mawr, PA, proud and loving mother of An- ARCHIVES OF
on May 26, 2019. Beloved wife of the late He left his beloved wife of 60 years Judy, his away on Sunday, June 2, 2019. He is sur- drew L. Schiffrin, sister of Richard (Barbara) JEWISH EXPONENT
Maurice Chorney. Devoted mother of Helene four children and eight grandchildren, Andy vived by his sons, Eli(Kathleen) and and the late Peter (Cynthia) passed away DEATH NOTICES
(Alvin) Shipon and Lowell Chorney. Loving (Sheryl), Karen (Mark Harris), Cathi Saun- Daniel(Lesley); grandchildren, Kyle, Jack, peacefully on May 27th, 2019. She is sur- ARE AVAILABLE
grandmother to Matthew Shipon, Seth (Jam- ders(the late Michael) and Michael (Michelle); Kayla, and Chloe. He is also survived by his vived by her four beloved nephews David
ie) Shipon and Adam Chorney. Adored great his grandchildren, Max and Julianna Tosto, siblings Barbara P.(George) Barnett and Dr. (Courtney), Daniel, Philip and Benjamin ONLINE.
grandmother to Ella & Audrey Shipon. Con- Rachel and Alex Golland, Olivia and Ava Michael S. (Gail) Perlman. Mr. Perlman was a Schiffrin and great-nephew Max. She was
tributions in her memory may be made to a Saunders, Asher and Tova Golland and his graduate of Central High School and Temple predeceased by parents Albert and Beverly www.jewishexponent.com
charity of the donor’s choice. beloved sister in law, Jill Borden. His family University where he majored in Business Ad- Schiffrin. In lieu of flowers the family re-
was his greatest joy and he will be dearly ministration. He honorably served his coun- quests that donations be made to Abramson Honor
ELLIS missed. Graveside services were held Wed- try for three years in the United States Army. Cancer Center at the University of the
nesday, June 5, 2019 at Roosevelt Memorial Donations in memory of Mr. Perlman may be Pennsylvania, the Francisvale Home for
Richard A. Ellis M.D, June 2, 2019 of Haver- Park, Trevose, PA. made to the Simon Rockower journalism Smaller Animals in Radnor or a charity of the memory
ford, PA. Husband of Gilda (nee Mann). Fath- awards, or to The Abramson Center for Jew- donors' choice. of
er of Marsha Ellis, Susan Ellis, Jane Ellis JOSEPH LEVINE & SONS ish Life.
Gitomer (Glenn) and Eve Ellis (Annette JOSEPH LEVINE & SONS your
Niemtzow), grandfather of Andrew, Carolyn KOHN ROSENFELD loved
and Julia. Contributions in his memory may SILVERMAN one…
be made to Wills Eye Annual Conference: The Sylvia B. Kohn, 86, of Voorhees, NJ died Ruth Rosenfeld (nee Granoff), 100, of Phil-
Richard A. Ellis M.D Lecture; Wills Eye Hos- June 2, 2019. She received her Bachelors at adelphia, passed away peacefully on May 25, Eleanor A. Silverman (nee Bobman), on May CALL
pital 840 Walnut St. Phila. PA. 19107. Temple University and her Masters at Rowan 2019. She was a retired office manager, and 27, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Ronald; 215-832-0749
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Husband of the late Linda (nee Singer); fath- System. Sylvia and her family were a Found- as well as by numerous cousins and friends. Eileen Cohen. Graveside Services, Sunday, .com
er of Gary (Deena) Ginsberg, Melissa (David) ing Family of Temple Sinai in Cinnaminson, She was pre-deceased by her husband, Paul June 23rd, 11:00 AM precisely, at Shalom
Pearl, and Stacey Ginsberg; brother of Mar- NJ and she was active in their Sisterhood, Rosenfeld; her parents: Harry and Anna Gran- Memorial Park, 25 Byberry Rd, Huntingdon
vin (Davida) Ginsberg; and grandfather of serving as President in the 1960’s. She vo- off, and her brothers: Arthur Granoff and Dr. Valley, PA 19006. In lieu of flowers, contri-
Michelle, Maurisa, Matthew, and Jordan. lunteered at the Jewish Geriatric Home in Leonard Granoff. There will be a Celebration butions in her memory may be made to
Contributions in his memory may be made to Cherry Hill, was involved in Fundraising, and of Ruth’s Life on a future date. Donations in Ovarian Cancer Fund, University of Washing-
a charity of the donor's choice. was Volunteer Of The Year in 1997. She also Ruth’s memory may be sent to The Little ton.
volunteered for CASA (Court Appointed Spe- Shul, Congregation Shivte Yeshuron – Ezras
GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S cial Advocate) in Burlington County Family Israel, 2015 S. 4th St., Philadelphia, PA 19148 SWERLOW
RAPHAEL-SACKS Court. Sylvia is survived by her husband Dr.
Norman Kohn of Voorhees, NJ two daugh- GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S Ilenne Yvonne Swerlow (nee Dinenberg) on
GINSBURG ters; Susan (Walter) Stern of Plainsboro, NJ RAPHAEL-SACKS June 3, 2019. Wife of the late Harvey Swerd-
and Debra (Paul M. Kulp) Kohn of Silver low. Mother of Lisa (Mark) Oser; Grandmoth-
Marilyn Ginsburg (nee Russin), June 1, 2019; Spring, MD, six grandchildren; Frankie, SANDBERG er of Halie Jewel Oser. Ilenne retired from the
of Phila.; beloved wife of the late Arnold; lov- Emily, Michael, Sam, Andrew and Jessica Philadelphia Post Office after 35 years. Con-
ing mother of Dr. Leonard Ginsburg (Beth) and a brother Dr. Jack Budnick. Contribu- Allen Sandberg, 87, of Philadelphia PA died tributions in her memory may be made to
and Dr. Ken Ginsburg (Celia Pretter); de- tions can be made to Jewish Family and Chil- on Thursday May 30, 2019 at Doylestown Susan G. Komen for the Cure, or St. Jude
voted sister of Lois Schloss; cherished dren’s Service, www.jfcssnj.org. Hospital, leaving his family and friends. He Children’s Research Hospital.
grand-mother of Daniella Weprin (Dr. Sam), was born on August 10th, 1931 of the late
Yaacov, Belle Altman (Micah), Shoshana, Il- PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, INC. Claire Mattenson and Myer Sandberg. He is GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S
ana, Talia and Eitan; adored great-grand- predeceased by his son, Kurt Sandberg. Al- RAPHAEL-SACKS
mother of Liana, Sophia and Elchanan. Con- LEVITT len was an artist, and was married to his
tributions in her memory may be made to bride, Myrna (nee Snyder) Sandberg for 62
Moore Eye Foundation or Covenant House Julie B. Levitt, 57, of Southampton Pa, years. He was a jazz enthusiast and a proud
PA. passed away on May 18th, 2019. Devoted wife veteran of the U.S. Army serving his country
of Steven Levitt for 30 years. Daughter of in the Korean War.He received the Bronze
JOSEPH LEVINE and SONS Gladys (nee Shafus) and Paul Barsky. A Star for valor for his actions during the battle
graduate of Northeast High and Dobbins at Pork Chop Hill. Allen is survived by his
A Community Technical School for Dental Assisting. Contri- wife, Myrna Sandberg, daughters Tracy
Remembers butions in her memory may be made to the Sandberg and Jamie (nee Sandberg) Beren-
National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Ab- baum, daughter-in-law Marlynn (nee Porit-
Monthly archives of ramson Center for Jewish Life. sky) Sandberg; and grandchildren; Alec and
Jewish Exponent Death Notices Jake Berenbaum, Molly and Maddie Sand-
GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S berg. Per Allen’s request, services will be
are available online. RAPHAEL-SACKS held privately by the family. Memorial dona-
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national Missions Universal Out- 1515 Market St., Ste. 1200 Estate of Mona May; May, Mona Pennsylvania, at Harrisburg,
reach Life Ekklesia (Church)- Shield Philadelphia, PA 19102 late of Philadelphia, PA. Pennsylvania, an application for the
of Faith Ministries SSM, no longer ESTATE OF DONNA F. HUGHES LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on conduct of a business in Phil-
has this private Land Property in a/k/a DONNA T. HUGHES, DE- the above estate have been gran- adelphia County, Pennsylvania un-
their possession; the gift-counter CEASED. ted to the undersigned, who re- der the assumed or fictitious name,
deed private Land and all absolute Late of Philadelphia quest all persons having claims or style or designation of Name: Bey-
Property was GIFTED and LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on demands against the estate of the ond Self Storage, with its principal
returned/given back conveyed to its the above Estate have been gran- decedent to make known the same, place of business at: 4825 NW 41st
original private landowner barbara ted to the undersigned, who re- and all persons indebted to the de- Street, Suite 500 Riverside, MO
cummings/akilah amana bey which quest all persons having claims or cedent to make payment without 64150 .The names and addresses
is one in the same person, on this, demands against the estate of the delay, to David Irvin May, c/o Scott of all persons or entities owning or
17th day of Kislev, 5767 Fri, =8th decedent to make known the same D. Bloom, Esq., 1033A Mill Creek interested in said business are:
day December in the year of our and all persons indebted to the de- Dr., Feasterville, PA 19053, Admin- BSS Edgewood, LLC, 1599 S. Brad-
Lord 2006. This gift-counter deed cedent to make payment without istrator. dock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15128,
invalidates, make null and void, and delay to CHARLES A. HALPIN, AD- Scott D. Bloom, Esq. BSS Academy, LLC, 9559 Academy
supersedes all previous and public MINISTRATOR, Land Title Bldg., 1033A Mill Creek Dr. Road, Philadelphia, PA 19114, BSS
deeds on record. On 30th day of 100 S. Broad St., Ste. 1830, Phil- Feasterville, PA 19053 Swanson, LLC, 2351 S. Swanson
Kislev, 5779= 8, December 2018, adelphia, PA 19110. St, Philadelphia, PA 19148 and BSS
this was a gift of transfer for real Or to his Attorney: CORPORATE NOTICES Clifton Heights, LLC, 546 E. Bal-
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grantee and no consideration was Land Title Bldg. um Association has been incorpor- 19018. The application has been
expected or required; conveys and 100 S. Broad St., Ste. 1830 ated under the provisions of the PA filed on 4/23/2019.
releases unto the said grantee Philadelphia, PA 19110 Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1988.
forever, in fee simple absolute. by ESTATE OF JILL P. GRAYSON, DE- Notice is hereby given that Aer- STATEWIDE ADS
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Community Abrams Hebrew Academy featured programming in recognition
of Jerusalem Day. The students learned the history and
NEWSMAKERS background and how Jerusalem Day is celebrated in Israel.
Beth Sholom Congregation Sonia Arusy, Raya Benhaim, Rebecca Harari and Maya Lulu prepare
in Elkins Park concluded a
yearlong celebration of its Yerushalmi kugel. Photos courtesy of Abrams Hebrew Academy
centennial anniversary with a
gala dinner dance honoring its
past presidents on May 18.
Top row from left: James Meyer,
Arthur Frankel, Jeffrey Gordon,
Mark Blaskey and Rick Manstein.
Bottom row from left: Rabbi Andrea
Merow, Rabbi David Glanzberg-
Krainin, Sarah Coslov, Shelley
Hittinger, Fred Wolfson and
Courtesy of Beth Sholom Congregation
Five Philadelphia Jewish day schools — Perelman
Jewish Day School, The Mesivta High School of
Greater Philadelphia, Caskey Torah Academy,
Kohelet Yeshiva and the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew
Academy — marched at the Celebrate Israel
Parade in New York City on June 2, marching
jointly under the banner of “Jewish Day Schools
of Greater Philadelphia.”
Elad Daniel thanks a police officer.
Photos by N. Aaron Troodler
From left: Rabbi Chaim Galfand, Judah Troodler,
Itai Schwartz, Adir Schwartz and Zev Jacobson
Lower school assembly
The 2019 Israel360 cohort participates in a team-building
exercise at a pre-mission orientation session on June 5.
The 2019 Israel360 cohort Photo by Max Moline
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Community members enjoyed the Bucks County Jewish Festival Jewish Federation Men’s Mission V participants enjoyed a June reunion. The mission is sponsored
on June 2. by the Bernard Fishman Family Fund and has more than 90 alumni from Philadelphia.
Photos by Howard Cohen
Jewish Federation Men’s Mission V participants Photo by Steve Rosenberg
Lindy Foundation’s Fiesta Elaine Lindy, Yasir Roundtree,
Schoolyards project, which Otis Hackney and Alan Lindy
endeavors to provide bright,
colorful schoolyards to Children play on the new
students in need, dedicated a schoolyard.
new schoolyard at Franklin S.
Edmonds School in Mt. Airy. Photos by Minghay Lee, Dantat
Mayor Jim Kenney spoke Production House
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Hackney and other dignitaries.
KleinLife in Northeast Philadelphia hosted a celebration for Holocaust
survivors from the former Soviet Union to commemorate Israel’s
regaining control of Jerusalem in 1967. There was a narrated slideshow
presentation depicting numerous scenes in the city, a food demonstration,
Hebrew lessons, music, dancing and a festive lunch.
Leyka Boroda, Sue Aistrop, Margarita Zelfon, Mariya Keselman, Inna Gulko
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Healing is a journey.
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