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Jewish Exponent Oct. 24, 2019

Jewish Exponent Oct. 24, 2019

OCTOBER 24, 2019 / 25 TISHRI 5780




Volume 239
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“Broad City” star dishes on show’s end,
upcoming work.



Jews are among the crew scaring up a On Our Cover

good time at Eastern State Penitentiary. REMEMBERING PITTSBURGH

11 This week, in honor of the one-year mark
of the anti-Semitic massacre that took
4 HEADLINES place in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, 2018, the

Local Jewish Exponent is publishing a special

Israel issue. On our cover you’ll see the Hebrew
National word zachor, which means “remember.”
Global Inside the paper, you’ll find a retrospec-
tive look back; photographs and short

16 OPINION biographies of the victims; a look at the

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28 COMMUNITY After some heavy High Holiday meals,

Jewish Federation food columnist Keri White was looking
Calendar for a dinner that was both light and easy
to prepare. A salad turned out to be the
Mazel Tov
perfect solution — and can work with

Deaths whatever you have in your refrigerator

Newsmakers and pantry. Check out her food blog
Philacatessen for the details. Read
34 CLASSIFIEDS Philacatessen regularly for content not

normally found in the printed edition,

including additional recipes, gift ideas,

CANDLE LIGHTING restaurant reviews and food news from
Oct. 25 5:49 p.m. around the Delaware Valley.
Nov. 1 5:41 p.m.

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A Year of Mourning, A Year of Healing

PITTSBURGH Dor Hadash, New Light and active shooter, and within one Smidga — wounded. reporters and photographers
BY TOBY TABACHNICK | JE FEATURE Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha. He minute had dispatched offi- It was the worst anti-Semitic and videographers descended
had posted anti-Semitic rants cers to the scene. on Squirrel Hill, and locals
ON OCT. 27, 2018, unimag- on social media just prior to attack ever to be committed on quickly became accustomed to
inable horror descended driving from his home to the Sirens rang through the U.S. soil, according to the Anti- seeing their friends and neigh-
on the city of Pittsburgh, neighborhood of Squirrel Hill streets of Squirrel Hill as Defamation League. bors interviewed by celebrity
Pennsylvania, as an anti-Sem- and reportedly yelled, “All Jews worshippers at other local journalists on national tele-
ite extinguished the lives of must die,” before murdering congregations began to receive It was also “a very horrific vision, or being quoted in
11 innocent Jews and forever Joyce Fienberg, Richard the news that the Tree of Life crime scene,” Pittsburgh’s The Washington Post or The
changed the lives of countless Gottfried, Rose Mallinger, building was under attack. The Public Safety Director Wendell New York Times.
others. Jerry Rabinowitz, Cecil phones of Jewish Pittsburghers Hissrich said at the time. “It’s
Rosenthal, David Rosenthal, throughout the city buzzed one of the worst I’ve ever seen.” Almost immediately
It was just before 10 a.m. that Bernice Simon, Sylvan Simon, urgently with texts and calls following the shooting, the
Shabbat morning when the Daniel Stein, Mel Wax and from friends and family all over Pittsburgh, Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh Jewish community
killer, armed with an assault Irving Younger. the world, seeking to make sure the Tree of Life building. Like stood as one people. Children
rifle, stormed the synagogue at their loved ones were safe. Sandy Hook and Parkland and from Orthodox day schools
the corner of Wilkins and Shady As he fired his weapon, also Aurora, the names swiftly — prayed in front of the Tree of
avenues where worshippers had seriously injuring congregants By 11:08 a.m., the killer had and perhaps permanently — Life building, a sacred site that
just begun morning prayers at Andrea Wedner and Daniel surrendered to police, leaving became inextricably linked to had housed Conservative and
three separate congregations: Leger, the Pittsburgh Police four first responders — officers gun violence. For more than a
received calls reporting an Timothy Matson, Daniel Mead, week, the mass shooting there See Year, Page 14
Anthony Burke and Michael was the lead story for most
major news outlets. Scores of

Doron Krakow, the president and CEO of the JCC Association of North America, left, joined 100 other Holocaust survivor and Tree of Life congregation member Judah Samet met First Lady Melania Trump
JCC professionals during a visit to Pittsburgh. Photo courtesy of Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh
at the White House after the shooting. Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle

Pittsburgh Rabbi Jeffrey
Myers wears a Tree of Life
yarmulke gifted by members of
Uganda’s Jewish community.

Photo by Adam Reinherz

Forty Russian Jewish women visited the Tree of Life building after the shootingg.
Photo by Adam Reinherz



These Are the People We Lost



ON OCT. 27, 2018, everything
changed for the American
Jewish community. Even as we
must move forward, we can
never forget those who lost
their lives so senselessly.

Joyce Fienberg Jerry Rabinowitz Cecil Rosenthal David Rosenthal Dan Stein
Fienberg, 75, was a Toronto Photo by Henry + Mac photography Photo courtesy of the Rosenthal family Photo courtesy of the Rosenthal family Photo courtesy of the Stein family
native, who once worked as a
researcher at the University of Richard Gottfried Cecil and David Melvin Wax Irving Younger
Pittsburgh’s Learning Research Gottfried, 65, was a den- Rosenthal Melvin Wax, 88, was a retired Younger, 69, was a father and
and Development Center. Her tist, active in the New Light Cecil Rosenthal, 59, and David accountant and a regular fix- grandfather, who owned a real
husband, Stephen, who died Congregation. Just before his Rosenthal, 54, lived in a com- ture at the synagogue. He was estate company for 35 years.
in 2016, was also an academic, death, he and his wife, Margaret munity home run by ACHIEVA, a grandfather, as well, and Younger was also the son of
serving as professor emeritus Durachko, had celebrated their which provides residential and was reportedly leading ser- two Holocaust survivors. l
at Carnegie Mellon University. 38th wedding anniversary. employment services for adults vices when the attack began.
Rose Mallinger with intellectual disabilities. The [email protected];
Joyce Fienberg Mallinger, 97, was a retired brothers were known to many Melvin Wax 215-832-0740
Photo courtesy of the Fienberg family school secretary. She had two in the Jewish community for Photo courtesy of New Light Congregation
children and three grandchil- their cheerful greetings as people Irving Younger
dren. Her daugher, Andrea entered synagogue. Photo courtesy of Jordanna Younger
Wedner, was injured in the
attack and survived. Bernice and Sylvan Simon
Jerry Rabinowitz Bernice Simon, 84, and Sylvan
Rabinowitz, 66, was a physi- Simon, 86, were married at the
cian, noted for the grace with Tree of Life Congregation in
which he treated his patients 1956. Sylvan Simon was a retired
in the early days of the AIDS accountant, and Bernice Simon
crisis. He was involved in the was a former nurse.
Reconstructionist congrega-
tion, Dor Hadash, that met in Daniel Stein
the building, at one time serv- Stein, 71, had recently become a
ing as its president. grandfather for the first time. He
once served as president of the
New Light Congregation.

Richard Gottfried Photo courtesy of New Light Congregation Rose Mallinger Bernice and Sylvan Simon Photo courtesy of the Simon family
JEWISHEXPONENT.COM Photo courtesy of Mallinger family OCTOBER 24, 2019 5



Victims’ Families Thankful for Love, Support

PITTSBURGH shiva call to her home. wounded during the the need to tell their story.”
TOBY TABACHNICK | JE FEATURE “Most of the people I attack. Also comforting were the
got cards from I didn’t “It’s been very helpful
PEG DURACHKO HAS four know,” she said. “It was because, first of all, you roses that people delivered
bankers’ boxes filled to the brim just an outpouring of love. know that they are going to the homes of Mallinger’s
with cards and small items I can’t even wrap my head through something, too, children.
that she received from friends around it.” and I think it is healing
and strangers after her hus- Howard Fienberg, for other people to express A friend of Rose’s daugh-
band, New Light Congregation son of Tree of Life mem- their love to you,” she said. ter-in-law, Lauren Mallinger,
member Richard Gottfried, ber Joyce Fienberg who In the weeks following came by the property that the
was murdered during the was murdered during the the shooting, “every day, Mallinger brothers share to
Pittsburgh synagogue massa- attack, also was touched when the mail would come help design a garden that has
cre on Oct. 27, 2018. deeply by the kindness of and I would get a card it since become “Rose’s garden,”
strangers. Andrea and Ron Wedner really, really meant a lot,” Lauren Mallinger said.
In the days and weeks Photo by Toby Tabachnick she said. “It really kept me
following the shooting, “Reuben Ebrahimoff Other friends, neighbors
Durachko, who is Catholic, flew into Pittsburgh only for a Not only did family and going.” and a cousin delivered nine
also received “food and wind couple of hours for the specific friends show up, but almost The Wedners have about rose bushes which now adorn
chimes and blankets and can- purpose of giving the victims’ 2,000 others attended the seven shoe box size containers the garden.
dles and crosses and photos families a copy of a book he funeral for Joyce. filled with cards. Some cards
and more things that I can’t had recently written, ‘From “There were people there came with trinkets, includ- “If I have any more room I’ll
even come up with from the Your Lips to God’s Ears,’” he that certainly had no idea who ing several tree necklaces and pull it up to 11,” said Mallinger,
top of my head,” she said. “So recalled. “It is a gorgeous cof- Joyce was, but they came to give bracelets, “that people took the adding that the eponymous
much, that I couldn’t keep up fee table size book that is an their love and support,” Marnie time to either buy or make,” roses provide inspiration.
with thanking everyone.” intensive study of the Book of Fienberg said. “People came she said. Her brothers, Alan
Psalms. Reuben turned up at from all over Pittsburgh, from and Stanley, received many “People just showed up from
Durachko is not alone. Mom’s shiva, since it was all he Cleveland, from Brooklyn, just cards and items as well. all around, all of our parts
Family members of the 11 peo- could find.” to pay a shiva call. I definitely “I never felt alone,” Wedner of life, to help us put the gar-
ple killed that day all received Although Fienberg was remember four folks who were said. “I have my core group den together,” she said. “It was
a similar outpouring of sup- not focused at the time on the Sephardi Jews and they came here, but to get that love and amazing. It was very unifying
port. Although the families, strangers who showed up at from Brooklyn and they just support from the community because it drew our commu-
like Durachko, could not send the shiva, “I accepted the box wanted to hug us. ... They felt and from the world, it was nity together and closer.”
personal thank-yous to every- of books and promised to get compelled to physically come beautiful.”
one who reached out at such a them to the other family mem- to the shiva. And it was a whole Cherished items she Although the Wedners and
critical time in their lives, they bers,” he said. “He then had to week of this.” received from strangers include Mallingers could not thank
want the world to know how get back to the airport pretty While the horrendous losses a six-foot-high “Stronger Than each person individually for
grateful they are. quickly to fly home. It was only “will never be over for any of Hate” symbol created by a all the love they received, “we
after he left that I realized what our families,” she noted, “it’s welder who knows a colleague feel it is important to put that
“It gives me hope for a nice gift he had brought and I important to remember the of Wedner’s and a letter from thank you out there,” Andrea
humanity after the hate that regret I did not show my appre- outpouring of love and the a man whose own mother had Wedner said.
was rearing its ugly head,” ciation properly at the time.” good things we are capable of. died a year and a half ago. The
Durachko said. Fienberg’s wife, Marnie I do want to thank everybody write-ups he had read about The Wedners are also grate-
Fienberg, has also been moved for sending me on a journey Rose Mallinger reminded him ful for the efforts of the first
In addition to the items she by the kindness shown by so that is positive as opposed to of his mother. responders and the hospital
received at home, Durachko, a many. a journey that is negative. I “With the pain I felt from staff, said Andrea’s husband,
dentist who lives and practices “The 27th and the 28th could be in pretty bad despair, her death I cannot begin to Ron. Andrea spent 10 days
in the North Hills, also got were days when my husband but because of what you did I even comprehend or imagine in the hospital following the
support at work. and I came to Pittsburgh and am trying to give that forward the nightmare you’ve experi- shooting.
we were alone and we were every day with 2forseder,” a enced and what all of you are
“People just descended on crushed under the agony of nonprofit she started last year dealing with at this moment,” “Everybody from the
my office and brought flowers,” this loss of Joyce in this way,” designed to encourage fami- he wrote. “All I know is this: doctors, the surgeons, the
she recalled. “They erected a she said. “It was rock bottom. lies to invite two non-Jews to every time I see your mother’s attendants, the nurses, the peo-
‘Stronger Than Hate’ sign that’s And then family started to call, their seders in order to foster picture I begin to cry because ple that come in and take your
still there on the side of the friends started to call. We were understanding. of how I relate so well to who I food order,” said Ron Wedner.
building. The outpouring from telling them, ‘Don’t come until For the family of murdered perceive your mother as being. “And much like policemen and
my community was amazing.” Wednesday or Thursday, it’s Tree of Life member Rose I feel a connection I feel com- firemen, when something like
inconvenient, we know.’ And Mallinger, all the cards, let- pelled to share with you.” this happens, there’s a much
She received masses of all of them said, ‘You don’t ters and gifts have “been very It was “comforting,” different perspective. I can’t
emails from her dental school know what you need; we’re therapeutic,” said Mallinger’s Wedner said, “to know that my express — as the husband of
classmates, a handwritten note coming and we’re coming right daughter, Andrea Wedner, who mother’s death affected some- someone who was hurt — the
from Gov. Tom Wolf, and mail away.’” also was shot and seriously body so much that they just felt care they gave her from top to
from the coach of the Pittsburgh bottom. Thinking about that
Panthers, a favorite team of keeps me going.” l
Gottfried’s. Israeli Counsel
General Dani Dayan paid a This article originally ran in the
Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, a
Jewish Exponent-affiliated



Locals Remember Pittsburgh Attack TAY-SACHSAATTLAELSIEY;DW-ASIDSATSHOC:C1I.H7- 5 S
PITTSBURGH to get off the phone immedi- morning making breakfast for buried myself in vigil plan-
ately and call Jeff Finkelstein, my daughters while my wife ning, needing a distraction CALL (215) 887-0877
JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF the CEO of Jewish Federation was at shul. I hadn’t yet seen from processing the weight of FOR DETAILS
of Pittsburgh, to offer my help the news when I got messages the tragedy.
AS PART OF the Jewish and our Jewish Federation’s from the dean of students and e-mail: [email protected];
Exponent’s commemorative support. He was just walking chief of police. There was a I have since traveled through visit:
coverage of the Pittsburgh to the synagogue to see first- shooting at a synagogue in dozens of emotional and spiri-
shootings, we asked locals hand what had happened, and Pittsburgh, they were sending tual responses to the tragedy, I
(included here in alphabetical I could hear the sirens over extra public safety officers to and accompanied my students
order) to recall the moment the phone. the Perelman Center. through many more. Mostly, Screening for other
they first heard about the a year later, I am noticing the Jewish Genetic Diseases
shooting — and to reflect on My initial response of shock, I remember feeling grate- existential fear that has set-
what came after. horror and grief has evolved to ful that they were so swiftly tled into our Jewish communal also available.
a feeling of great resolve to taking care of the physical psyche, and I wonder about the
Naomi Adler, president and ensure that I and our Jewish safety of our campus commu- long-term effects of that fear on This message is sponsored by a friend of
CEO, Jewish Federation of Federation lead the effort to nity, and I remember reeling all of us.
Greater Philadelphia fight this renewed scourge of at the thought that I would Nat’l Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases
anti-Semitism. There has never need to similarly care for our Steve Feldman, executive Association of Delaware Valley
I was at a conference in been a more crucial time for spiritual and emotional needs director, Greater Philadelphia
Israel and was preparing to all of us to stand up against even as I couldn’t fathom Chapter of the Zionist shot dead by Israeli forces,”
return to Philadelphia later hate and protect one another the news myself. I texted my Organization of America with a subhead, “Militants
that day. I first learned about from harm. wife — is everything OK? later fired several rockets
what happened when I received Are you safe? I messaged my I learned about the shoot- into southern Israel.” To the
a call from a friend who works Rabbi Isabel de Koninck, students from Pittsburgh — ing after Shabbos. Earlier in uninformed rader, Jews mur-
for ABC News asking for a executive director and were their families OK? Then the day, I had read a head- dered five random Arabs.
comment. I was stunned and campus rabbi, Hillel at my student leaders — there line that was an example of The murder of Jews inside
horrified, but somehow knew Drexel University was a shooting, we’ll figure the kind of report that has a synagogue was an act
out what’s next together. I the capacity to spark Jew- of Jew-hatred reportedly
I remember spending the hatred: “Five Palestinians are sparked because other Jews
were doing something that the
shooter found objectionable.

My initial reaction was one
of grave concern. The Jewish
community has been too lax in
addressing all of the causes of
Jew-hatred, as well as personal
and institutional security, for
a very long time. Now there
was an attack that crystallized
this. A year later, while I am
heartened Jewish institutions
are improving their security,
there is a long way to go.

Members of the Jewish com-
munity as individuals are largely
lackadaisical, security-wise,
while seemingly oblivious to the
factors that drive Jew-hatred in
America and overseas. Attacks
against Jews are rising dramati-
cally, and the causes of it in the
media, schools and among cer-
tain segments of the population
remain unaddressed by many.
ZOA addresses these every day,
and locally we have had pro-
grams focusing on personal
security for a number of years.

The Tree of Life building in Squirrel Hill where the shooting took place. Photo courtesy of Andrea Hanks, via Wikimedia See Remember, Page 15
OCTOBER 24, 2019 7


Panel: Environmental Woes Transcend Borders

LOCAL transborder cooperation nec- micro and macro objectives, Hershel Richman, a member of the board of directors of the Friends of
MATT SILVER | JE STAFF essary to prevent that kind of on Oct. 20 at the Germantown
bleak eventuality. In doing so, Jewish Centre, as part of Arava’s the Arava Institute, introduces alumni Odeliya Matter, Mohammad Azraq
WATER SCARCITY, renew- Arava’s created a jumping off Dialogue Project.
able energy, increasing point for members of histori- and Vivian Futran Fuhrman. Photo courtesy of Friends of the Arava Institute
desertification — these are just cally adversarial communities. Each year, the Dialogue
some of the major environ- Project sends two Arava see which might be applica- interest in renewable energy
mental challenges facing the “The foundation that the alumni, one from Palestine or ble to her native region, she really made (Arava) the opti-
Middle East. institute was created on is that Jordan and one Jewish-Israeli, found herself doing humani- mal opportunity to combine
everybody in this region needs on a speaking tour of American tarian aid work in the refugee my social interests, learn-
And as far as those at to address renewable energy, communities and universities, settlements of Lesvos, Greece, ing about Israeli society and
The Arava Institute for everyone needs to address primarily to recruit prospec- where refugee camps swelled Jewish life, with (my interest
Environmental Studies in clean water,” explained Rachel tive American students but with Syrians, Afghanis and in) renewable energy,” he said.
Israel can tell, these issues don’t Kalikow, director of develop- also to let Diaspora communi- Iraqis fleeing war at the height
discriminate between Israelis, ment for Friends of the Arava ties know that there are those of Europe’s migrant crisis. Students from Israel, the
Palestinians, Jordanians or any Institute, Arava’s Boston-based on both sides actively giving Arab world, North America
of the region’s other ethnicities fundraising and recruitment peace-building a chance. While there, Matter encoun- and Europe have been drawn
or nationalities. arm. “And so by starting from tered families seeking better to Arava because of its combi-
this common need and using This year’s speakers are lives who’d fled places mere nation of hard and soft goals,
At some point soon, it as the bridge to address Odeliya Matter, a Jewish- miles from where she grew up the science and the social. It’s
groups that historically hav- peace-building, there’s a uni- Israeli, and Mohammad Azraq, in a Jewish-Israeli neighbor- through success with the for-
en’t worked so well together fying starting point ... and then a Kuwaiti-Palestinian. hood of East Jerusalem. mer that a chance at the latter
may not have a choice but to perhaps it opens up entry to is thought to be possible.
start, if not out of goodwill address harder issues.” Matter, 25, is the daugh- “That’s when I realized
then for the sake of survival. ter of two American Jews who there’s no point doing human- “When we have projects,
Arava is already leading the Arava alumni spoke on these made aliyah. After studying itarian work elsewhere when where two of our alumni, a
issues, about the institute’s environmental sustainability there’s a lot of work to be done Palestinian and an Israeli both
models throughout Europe to where I grew up,” she said. working together ... a com-
munity can see this and see
NAME: THE EPISCOPAL ACADEMY; WIDTH: 5.5 IN; DEPTH: 5.5 IN; COLOR: Mohammad Azraq, 38, is that if both parties are work-
BLACK PLUS ONEI;nAspDirNinUgMfBuEtuRr:e0l0e0ad8e7r0s56 from a family of Palestinian ing together intimately, it must
educators and was born and be beneficial to both sides,”
of all faith traditions raised in Kuwait but has lived Matter said.
in Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt
since 1785. and Tunisia. He is an elec- But Arava isn’t a strum-the-
trical engineer by training. guitar-and-sing-“Kumbaya”
EPISCOPAL Experience Lower School at And that training taught him type of place, at least not exclu-
ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, Nov. 2 about electricity generation via sively. There’s also serious
conventional methods — coal, environmental work happen-
Learn more: gas and oil. But he’s become ing, some of it making inroads
most interested in alternative in what were once thought
Independent | Pre-K - 12 | Co-ed | Newtown Square, PA | sources of electricity. to be the most unlikely of
Azraq grew up curious and
felt that his understanding of Recently, Matter was assist-
the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ing an Arab Israeli friend with a
was incomplete.
See Arava, Page 14
“That coupled with my



The Sukkah-Mobile Will Ride Again

LOCAL at was the idea three Right a er the program was
JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF years ago when MLRT began announced, Straus said, the
its sukkah-lending program. demand outpaced the supply.
THERE’S NOTHING LIKE With an assist from the MLRT Today, the synagogue has 11
last week’s pounding rain Brotherhood, the synagogue sukkot to lend, with a growing
and 50 mph winds to remind bought a handful of sukkot for waiting list.
sukkah-dwellers of the imper- lending. Why not, Straus and “When I described this to
manence of the sukkah as a other members of the executive parents, I would tell you quite
symbol. team wondered, make it as easy literally, before I could nish
as possible for congregants to describing what we wanted to
Still, when you can borrow take part in the holiday? do, people had texted me, and
a set from the synagogue that A er all, a sukkah is no I already had a waiting list
has a 10-minute set-up time
or, better yet, have the syna- We want to give every opportunity to be able Main Line Reform Temple members Susan and Bruce Golboro enjoy their
gogue bring the sukkah to you to participate in Jewish life. We want to make it sukkah, which was loaned by the synagogue. Photo courtesy of Susan Golboro
in a Sukkah-Mobile, that’s an easy, and we want to make it fun.”
enticing deal. For Rabbi David
Straus of Main Line Reform RABBI DAVID STRAUS involved a new element: the a sukkah, lulav and etrog to
Temple, it’s a deal he’s more Sukkah-Mobile. congregants who lived in apart-
than happy to o er. small expenditure, and if the for people who wanted more ment buildings and complexes
synagogue could pitch in, it sukkot,” he said. Straus and a small con-
“We want to give every would free up congregants This year’s program of tingent from the synagogue See Sukkah, Page 19
opportunity to be able to par- to host other congregants in “lowering the barriers” to decided that they would bring
ticipate in Jewish life,” he said. their now-subsidized sukkot. Jewish life, in Straus’ words,
“We want to make it easy, and
we want to make it fun.”




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Plea Deal Rejected for Alleged Pittsburgh Shooter Former Israeli Supreme Court President Dies
FEDERAL PROSECUTORS REJECTED a plea deal from Robert Bowers, the FORMER ISRAELI SUPREME Court President Meir Shamgar has died at 94,
alleged Pittsburgh synagogue shooting gunman, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette JTA reported.
reported Oct. 16.
Shamgar began his legal studies by correspondence in an Eritrean prison.
Bowers, who is charged with killing 11 people from three congregations at He was born in 1925 in Danzig (now Gdansk), Poland. He moved to the British
the Squirrel Hill Tree of Life building, offered to spend the rest of his life in Mandate of Palestine in 1939, but was arrested five years later for his role in the
prison in exchange for the government not seeking the death penalty against Zionist paramilitary organization known as Irgun or Etzel. While in prison, he
him, according to court documents filed the previous day. studied law by correspondence with the University of London. He later studied
at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty, despite leaders in two of the
impacted synagogues publicly opposing the idea. Some shooting survivors have Shamgar joined the high court in 1975 and headed it from 1983 to 1995.
said they want to avoid a traumatizing trial. As president, he was known for lifting the limitations on who could petition
the court. He also headed the committee of investigation looking into omissions
Bowers’ lawyers said in the court documents that they oppose a prosecutor- exposed in the 1995 assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
proposed trial schedule that would fall during next year’s High Holidays. In a statement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Shamgar
New Holocaust Archive Announced “had an important role in shaping the foundation of Israeli jurisprudence,
The Survivor Mitzvah Project announced the launch of its Holocaust Educational including legal policy in Judea and Samaria,” using the biblical terms for the
Archive — a repository of never-before-recorded materials in all media. West Bank.
Israeli Cave Housed World’s Oldest Leftovers
The collection includes more than 500 hours of video and 12,000 documents Researchers found leftovers in an Israeli cave that may be 200,000 to 420,000
and photographs, the organization said in a news release. The material includes years old, JTA reported, citing an article in Science Advances.
interviews with survivors, rescuers and eyewitnesses. The deer bone remnants were found in Qesem Cave about seven miles from
Tel Aviv. Humans saved the bones to eat the marrow, according to the research-
The archive focuses on “the Holocaust in the East” and contains recorded ers from universities in Israel, Spain and Switzerland. They said the remnants
testimony and footage of deteriorating synagogues, cemeteries, killings fields are “the earliest evidence for storage and delayed consumption of bone marrow,”
and other remnants of Jewish life and culture across Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, according to the researchers.
Lithuania, Moldova, Slovakia, Transnistria, Ukraine and parts of Russia. The researchers said the marrow could be stored for nine weeks with only a
Gov. Wolf Announces Statewide Tree of Life Remembrance Day low rate of degradation,
Gov. Tom Wolf signed a proclamation declaring Oct. 27 a day of remembrance Israeli Olympic Contingent Largest Ever
and ordered state flags to half-staff on the one-year mark of an anti-Semitic Israel will send 85 athletes to compete in 18 sports at the 2020 Olympics in
attack on the Dor Hadash, New Light and Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha congrega- Tokyo, The Jerusalem Post reported.
tions in the Tree of Life building in Pittsburgh. That’s a sharp increase from the 47 athletes in 17 sports at the 2016 Olympics.
“This is a crazy number by Israeli standards,” said Vered Buskila, vice
The proclamation extends the City of Pittsburgh’s resolution declaring the president of the Olympic Committee of Israel.
day “Remember Repair Together Day” statewide to include all Pennsylvanians. Along with qualifying in baseball, Israeli athletes have qualified in equestrian
show jumping, shooting and rhythmic gymnastics.
“A year has passed, but I continue to carry sorrow for the victims and Buskila said additional qualifying athletes are likely on the way.
their families of this heinous attack,” Wolf said. “We must honor them by The Olympic Committee of Israel also aims to double the number of athletes
remembering, and through our thoughts, prayers and actions. I ask all in the finals.
Pennsylvanians to spend Oct. 27 doing the same in their honor.” “In Rio, we had five,” Buskila said. “We want to double it. We aim to win two
medals. We never had more than two medals at the same Olympic games, so
Wolf also ordered the commonwealth flag at all commonwealth facilities, maybe this will be our year.”
public buildings and grounds to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Oct. 27. Israeli National Part of First All-Female Spacewalk
The United States flag is to remain at full-staff. Jessica Meir, who is a Jewish woman and citizen of Sweden, participated
Jewish Businessman and Philanthropist Morton Mandel Dies at 98 Oct. 18 in the first all-female spacewalk, JTA reported.
Cleveland businessman Morton Mandel, who donated tens of millions of dollars Meir and another astronaut, who were at the International Space Station’s
to Jewish causes, died at his Florida home on Oct. 16, JTA reported. He was 98. Quest airlock, were replacing a failed power control unit.
Just 14 women, compared to 213 men, have carried out spacewalks.
In 1940, he and his brothers founded Premier Industrial Corp., an auto Tracy Caldwell Dyson, who completed three spacewalks in 2010, called the
parts distributor. It became a worldwide company listed on the New York Stock landmark spacewalk “significant.”
Exchange in 1964. In 1996, it merged with United Kingdom-based Farnell “As much as it’s worth celebrating, many of us are looking forward to it just
Electronics to form Premier Farnell. being normal,” she told The Guardian. l

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation was established in 1953,
contributing to both Jewish and non-Jewish causes. It has supported the Mandel
Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University and the Mandel
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
in Washington, D.C. It launched a branch in Israel in 1990.

Mandel served as president of United Way Services in Cleveland and founded
more than a dozen nonprofit organizations. l



The Jews Behind Terror Behind the Walls

LOCAL among other ghoulish creatures who makes it all happen. As by Rabbi Yitz Levi of Atlantic An apparition emerges from a cell
ERIC SCHUCHT | JE STAFF behind the former prison’s walls. Eastern State’s marketing and Seaboard NCSY with more than block at Terror Behind the Walls at
communications strategist, she 100 youths attending. Eastern State Penitentiary.
IT’S NOT EVERY day that a job Dorfman graduated from has worked the last 12 seasons
posting for zombie dancers pops Bryn Mawr College a few years of the popular haunted house. When it comes to balancing Courtesy of Eastern State Penitentiary
up, so Isabella Dorfman applied. ago and works in the city. When people at her synagogue, work at a haunted house with
Society Hill Synagogue is her Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill, Jewish life during the High blown over, and it was destroyed.
Now she’s one of several go-to for services, and she’s New Jersey, ask about her work, Holidays, it can be a challenge. My husband’s working on fix-
Jews working this year at an active attendee of events at her husband is happy to oblige. Dorfman was able to get Rosh ing it, but it’s tough to balance
Terror Behind the Walls, which Chabad Young Philly. Hashanah and Yom Kippur off, everything. It’s like boom,
is billed as the largest haunted “He loves telling people but not Sukkot. boom, boom, holidays. And
house experience in the United She wouldn’t describe herself about my job because he thinks then boom, boom, boom Terror
States outside of a theme park. as a haunted house fan, but so far it’s more fun,” Feist said. “This happens during High Behind the Walls. So it’s a busy
her experience working at one Holiday time, and that can be but a fun time.” l
Terror Behind the Walls has been enjoyable. As guests Feist got a chance to take a really challenging,” Dorfman said.
runs select nights through Nov. exit the prison, they’ll encounter group of about 20 from the shul “I go to Shabbat dinners every sin- [email protected];
9 at Eastern State Penitentiary. Dorfman performing choreo- to the attraction. She said most gle Friday night, but haven’t been 215-832-0751
Visitors walk through graphed routines with the rest of them had never been, and doing that this month so I am defi-
Hollywood-quality sets fea- of the zombie dance team. It she had a fun time seeing their nitely feeling a bit disconnected
turing a cast of more than 200 takes 45 minutes for her group reactions. from my usual community.”
performers. The cell blocks to get its makeup on, with a lot
feature six different sections: of attention to detail, as they’re Meanwhile, Francine Schiff- Striking a balance is tough.
Infirmary, Blood Yard, Machine some of the most visible actors man has worked as manager of “Sometimes it can be diffi-
Shop, Lock Down, Quarantine at the prison. It takes 20 makeup group sales and guest support cult, because it’s so busy this
and Break Out. Visitors encoun- artists about three hours to at the prison for four years. She time of year with the holidays
ter zombie guards, cannibal prepare the entire cast. said there are a few local syn- and launching this massive
warriors and maniacal surgeons, agogues that have organized haunted house,” Schiffman said.
Ellen Feist is just one of visits to the attraction. One of “Yesterday when I got home
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LOCAL Wayne (one episode has the two Jacobson as not accomplish-
SELAH MAYA ZIGHELBOIM | JE STAFF women visit the Philadelphia ing her goals. Besides her
suburb), was in town for the work on “Broad City,” she is
ABBI AND ILANA are two B. Phl Innovation Fest, which the author of e New York
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ey’re best friends, living city. Speaking to a sold-out Vulnerabilities, and Other
in New York City and going audience on Oct. 15, Jacobson Stu ,” as well as the creator
on wacky adventures. One day, talked about what she’s work- of two coloring books., “Color
they might take up a sketchy ing on now and the show that is Book: New York City”
Craigslist ad to make quick launched her career. and “Color is Book: San
cash. Another, they may Francisco.” She is also the illus-
run into trouble on a free “ e character that she plays trator of “Carry is Book.”
“Birthmark” trip to Israel. in the show has these high lo y Jacobson is now working to From left: “Broad City” creator Abbi Jacobson and Andrea Helfrich talk about
goals, well made out plans, produce an Amazon series, Jacobson’s work.
at’s the premise of “Broad and she can never complete Photo by Selah Maya Zighelboim
City,” a Comedy Central them,” said Andrea Helfrich,
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son earlier this year. And the and digital content producer, modern take on the 1992 lm.
two women at the heart of it who interviewed Jacobson. “But A er taking a moment to an Upright Citizens Brigade ey called it “Broad City.”
are Abbi Jacobson and Ilana if you think that art imitates reminisce about Wawa, Jacobson improv class. Both were strug- ough each episode is much
Glazer, its stars and creators. reality, think again.” and Helfrich talked about how gling to get the jobs they shorter, the web series had a
“Broad City” got its start. wanted, so they decided to start similar style of humor as the
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New Music Venue to Host Israeli Talent

LOCAL Lipetz wants to bring and accessibility to SEPTA. City Winery opened last month at Fashion District Philadelphia. Vice
ERIC SCHUCHT | JE STAFF “music from the homeland” e venue has two stages —
to Philadelphia — six to eight President of Programming Shlomo Lipetz aims to host six to eight Israeli
WHEN SHLOMO Lipetz isn’t Israeli acts each year. So far, one with 312 seats and the
pitching for Team Israel — he’s booked Idan Raichel on other half that size. Patrons artists at the venue each year. Photo by Ken Black
which heads to the Olympics Nov. 13, David Broza on Nov. can enjoy ne dining and
next year for a historic com- 17 and Rami Kleinstein on Jan. wine cra ed in-house while said. “ ose Israeli artists are has risen in popularity with the
petition — he works as vice 20. Lipetz doesn’t know if City watching performances. well deserved of a bigger plat- Jewish community over the years.
president of programming for Winery will become the city’s form, and it’s exciting to have
City Winery, which just opened go-to place for Israeli music, Hadar McNeill got the chance a City Winery that’s willing Since 1965, Barry Reisman
a location in Philadelphia. but he does envision it becom- to experience City Winery years to accommodate and open the has hosted a ve-day-a-week
ing well known to local Israelis ago at a Hadag Nahash concert audience for those artists.” radio show on WWDB-AM.
City Winery was founded and Jewish music fans. in the New York City location.
in 2008, and has locations Contemporary Israeli music See Israeli, Page 27
in New York City, Chicago, “David Broza has a couple e Israeli singer and song-
Nashville, Atlanta, Boston hits that you’d have to be deaf writer moved to Philadelphia
and Washington, D.C. e and blind not to see a show or in 2010 and performs at venues
Philadelphia iteration is in hear his music,” Lipetz said. throughout the area. She said
the recently unveiled Fashion “City Winery also provides a Israeli artists coming to town
District Philadelphia, the mall good experience just for any- are typically marketed toward an
formerly known as e Gallery. one, so we’re hoping that if Israeli and Jewish demographic,
Lipetz aims to attract world- they see an Israeli artist that so she hopes the new venue helps
class talent to the Philly location they take a chance even if they expose them to a wider audience.
— and that includes plenty of don’t know him.”
musicians from his home coun- “ ey did the right thing
try of Israel. Lipetz said the Philly in the rst few artists they
location is already doing well brought in because those are
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draw the most attention to the
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Reconstructionist congrega- the world. The Muslim commu- was presented to Daniel
tions. Members from both the nity raised funds for the victims Tabares of Parkland,
Orthodox and the non-Or- as well, as did a 29-year-old a junior at Marjorie
thodox chevra kadishas worked Iranian immigrant, Shay Stoneman Douglas
side by side in tending to the Khatiri, who independently in recognition of his
remains of those killed, in set up a crowdfunding site that inspiring work.
accordance with Jewish law. amassed more than $1 million. In August, families of
victims and survivors
Local institutions sprang into Visits by celebrities and of the Oct. 27 massacre
action right away. Soon after the political figures continued joined with those from
murderer began his rampage, throughout the year, including, nine other cities that
the Jewish Community Center just days following the shooting, were terrorized by gun
of Greater Pittsburgh filled with President Donald Trump, first violence at a three-day
thousands of people who waited lady Melania Trump, Ivanka Healing Through Love
in a makeshift “grief center” to Trump and Jared Kushner. Meditation Retreat in
hear the fate of their loved ones. Barre, Massachusetts,
The JCC, in cooperation with Among those who showed to learn coping tech-
the Jewish Federation of Greater up in Pittsburgh to support niques to manage the
Pittsburgh, provided space and survivors and victims of the continuing suffering President Donald Trump places stones on the makeshift memorial with First Lady
comfort, fielded phone calls and massacres were those who they experience, as
offered aid to the FBI, Salvation knew firsthand the acute pain, Melania Trump and Rabbi Jeffrey Myers. Photo by Adam Reinherz
Army and Red Cross. The Jewish anger and despair that follows
Family and Community Services a mass shooting — including well as to connect with
rapidly mobilized to provide Rev. Eric S.C. Manning, senior others who are going
counseling to the injured, pastor at Mother Emanuel through similar trauma.
bereaved families, community Church in Charleston, South “To meet with other
members and schools. Carolina. Mother Emanuel was families who had been
also targeted by a white suprem- through this made a
Neighbors did whatever they acist, who in 2015 stormed the huge difference,” said
could, from donating blood to church during bible study and Marnie Fienberg,
delivering food. killed nine parishioners. daughter-in-law of Joyce
Fienberg, at the time.
That Saturday night, Manning’s presence gave While relationships
students at Allderdice High Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers forged with survivors
School organized a candle- strength at a time when it was of past mass shoot-
light vigil, attracting hundreds desperately needed, said the ings helped with the
despite the rain. The following spiritual leader of Tree of Life at healing, reports of new
evening, thousands came to the funeral for Rose Mallinger, attacks throughout
a vigil at Soldiers and Sailors 97, which Manning attended. the year continued to
Memorial Hall, where both re-open wounds.
the “Star Spangled Banner” “An angel visited me this On the last day of Isaac “Bougie” Herzog, right, is joined by Gov. Tom Wolf and Cindy Shapira at a
and “Hatikvah” were sung morning,” Myers said at the Passover, six months to
to an audience that included funeral. “My tank, I don’t think makeshift memorial. Photo courtesy Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle
representatives of every it’s even running on fumes —
Pittsburgh faith group as well the fumes have already dissi- the day of the massacre on October 28,” he said, the massacre, and serving
as local political figures and pated. An angel came to me this at the Tree of Life building, with irritation in his voice. as a beacon of light in a
Israeli dignitaries. morning to give me courage an anti-Semite stormed into “Unfortunately, they still reso- world that continues to be
and strength.” the Chabad of Poway near nate today. I’m sick and tired thrust into darkness.
Jeff Finkelstein, president and San Diego, killing congre- and frustrated and angry that I Jewish Pittsburgh has
CEO of the Jewish Federation of Just one month prior to the gant Lori Gilbert-Kaye and have to use them again.” learned in the worst possible
Greater Pittsburgh, stressed the Mother Emanuel visit, students, injuring three others, including Not surprisingly, Jewish way that anti-Semitism is most
importance of community. “We teachers and parents from the shul’s rabbi. Pittsburgh is different now than definitely still alive in the 21st
need the comfort of each other,” Parkland, Florida, the site of the During an April 29 vigil it was prior to Oct. 27, 2018. century, and that the violence
he said. “We need love not hate, 2018 mass shooting at Marjory for Poway at the JCC here, After the worst of humanity it inspires can hit anywhere,
and we need that giant hug that Stoneman Douglas High School, the Federation’s Finkelstein reared its head, the community even in the heart of Mr.
this Pittsburgh Jewish commu- came to Pittsburgh to offer help thanked the crowd for coming then saw the best, which has Rogers’ neighborhood.
nity always gives.” with healing. Ivy Schamis, a out after “a raging anti-Semite delivered not only inspiration But Pittsburgh’s Jews also
teacher at Marjory Stoneman shot up a holy place of worship and comfort, but hope. now know, without a doubt, that
Metaphorical and literal Douglas, returned to Pittsburgh on Shabbat and murdered our Tree of Life is on the road they are Stronger than Hate. l
“giant hugs” also were offered by to be part of a panel discussion extended Jewish family.” to rebuilding, having just
those beyond the local Jewish on forgiveness at the JCC on “These are the exact words, announced plans for a reno- Toby Tabachnick is the senior staff writ-
community for the Federation Yom Kippur. At the JCC’s annual the exact words, I spoke at vation that will memori- er at the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle,
Victims of Terror Fund. meeting in September, its inau- Soldiers and Sailors Hall alize those killed during an Exponent-affiliated publication.
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Rebecca Rhynhart, linked to this horrific tragedy. Micah Symons, student, this point that I come from the I attended several vigils and
city controller, City of Not one day goes by where Drexel University Pittsburgh Jewish community, learned more about the what
Philadelphia I don’t think of this terrible so this attack was instanta- and how of that day, a general
event. Squirrel Hill will perse- I had overslept my alarm that neously unlike any other mass sense of numbness washed over
Oct. 27, 2018, was a Saturday vere and will not only be fine, day and ended going to Shabbat shooting I had seen on me, a numbness I still feel today.
— a horrific and terrible day. it will thrive, so will the Jewish services. I had seen some texts the news.
The lives of the victims weren’t people — we always do. But and phone calls from people After seeing all of these
just lost, they were stolen. As a this memory won’t go away, with whom I had not been in I admittedly do not remem- mass shootings on TV, it was
Jewish person, the act of vio- nor will the memories of the contact for a while, so I knew ber my initial response, as that finally my community (albeit
lence that day hit me a sense Tree of Life 11. May their mem- that something had happened, day was a blur of phone calls my home synagogue) that was
of vulnerability, but I was ories continue to be a blessing. but I ignored the messages until and texts with my family. I caught in the crossfire. What
also angry. It shouldn’t have I actually started my day, when found out that my father, a rabbi reaction can I have? l
happened. Josh Shapiro, attorney I came across dozens of texts of in the community, was actu-
general of Pennsylvania condolences and updates from ally down the street at the time [email protected];
As an elected official, I want my parents. It’s worth noting at of the shooting. Ultimately, as 215-832-0740
to do everything I can to make I was spending Saturday
sure something like this never morning at home with my
happens again. I was in my family when my phone started
first year as city controller buzzing with texts and calls
when the shooting happened. about an active shooter in
Pittsburgh’s response to the Pittsburgh. I quickly got on
shooting was incredible to the phone, checking in with
watch: The city wrapped its Pittsburghers and connecting
arms around the Squirrel Hill with our team at the Office of
neighborhood and Tree of Life Attorney General who were at
Synagogue community. the scene.
There was such empathy, such
strength. Pittsburgh came I then headed to Pittsburgh.
together, regardless of race or As soon as I was on the
religion, and showed all of us ground in Squirrel Hill at Tree
that love was stronger than of Life, it really hit me —
hate in a really beautiful way our commonwealth, and my
own Jewish faith, were under
Steven Rosenberg, chief attack.
marketing officer, Jewish
Federation of Greater Oct. 27, 2018 is a day I
Philadelphia will never forget. The images
are seared in my memory
I was in Israel visiting my — the scene of the attack
son on Oct. 27, 2018, when my juxtaposed with people of
phone began to vibrate. I’m all faiths, all races, all back-
in a long-standing group chat grounds coming together in
with my lifelong best friends the midst of tragedy at the
from the Squirrel Hill section corner of Forbes and Murray.
of Pittsburgh. The first message It reinforced in me that our
simply read, “active shooter at bonds with each other, and
Tree of Life??” My first reaction our covenant with God, are
was, “must be a different Tree too strong to be broken by the
of Life.” I immediately called ugly hatred that walked into
my brother, who lives across Tree of Life that day.
the street from the shul, and
he’d yet to hear anything. One year later, the legacy
of those who lost their lives
While on the phone with endures. We must honor them
him, I heard the sirens begin to by uniting to condemn the
approach. Sick, angry, worried, culture of hate that spurred
fearful are just some of the this attack. Hate speech begets
emotions I began to feel. How hate crimes. Words matter
could this be and who would — so let’s use them carefully,
I know that may be inside? practice peaceful discourse
It saddens me to know that and recognize our common-
Squirrel Hill, the greatest place alities are stronger than our
a person could grow up, is now differences.




Elijah Cummings and Morton Mandel

THE DEATHS LAST week of who showered his generosity on he rose to national prominence. case, it was as immigrants from Center there, and on the
two prominent men — with his native Cleveland. His family Cummings was also a Eastern Europe to Cleveland. Mandel Center for Leadership
very different backgrounds, foundation became one of the Mandel and his brothers, Excellence at the Jewish
career paths and areas of largest supporters of Jewish com- devoted friend to the Jewish Joseph and Jack, who prede- Federations of North America.
involvement and interest — munal leadership development community, and a venerable ceased him, learned business There is a Mandel Center
were a significant loss to our and training, and promoters supporter of the close rela- and philanthropy from their of Leadership in the Negev,
local, national and interna- of education programming in tionship between the United parents, but chose a different Israel; Mandel Institute of
tional communities. Israel, at Brandeis University and States and the state of Israel. business interest than their par- Jewish Studies at The Hebrew
at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Early in his tenure in Congress, ents’ dry goods store. In 1940, University in Jerusalem; the
Rep. Elijah Cummings Museum. Cummings founded the Elijah the Mandel brothers founded Mandel Leadership Institute
(D-Md.) was a lawyer turned Cummings Youth Program in Premier Automotive Supply Israel; Mandel Center at
lawmaker whose focus and Cummings was the son of Israel, which brings African in Cleveland, the source for Brandeis University; and
concern never strayed from his South Carolina sharecroppers, American teens to spend two their fortune, and in 1953 they Mandel JCC of the Palm
native Baltimore. He rose to not many decades removed years taking leadership sem- created the Jack, Joseph and Beaches in Florida.
prominence in the U.S. House from slavery, who came north inars and learning about Morton Mandel Foundation,
of Representatives, including a in 1940 as part of the Great the local Jewish commu- the base from which they over- Elijah Cummings and
significant role as chair of the Migration. He grew up in nity, including by studying saw their philanthropic work. Morton Mandel enriched our
House Oversight Committee Baltimore and became a civil black-Jewish relations and the lives and the lives of those in
in the developing impeach- rights activist and politician, Holocaust. Cummings was 68 Their generosity was sig- their home communities. They
ment inquiry into President serving first for 14 years in the when he died on Oct. 17. nificant. The Mandel name each made an impact, and each
Donald Trump. Maryland House of Delegates, appears on Jewish Federation leaves a well-respected legacy.
and then for 23 years in the U.S. Mandel, who died Oct. 16, of Cleveland’s building and the May their memories be for a
MortonMandelwasabusiness House of Representatives, where was 98. Mandel’s parents also Mandel Jewish Community blessing. l
executive turned philanthropist, made a long journey. In their

Standing Together As One

neighborhood and age. Jews populating various denom- anti-Semitic attack in U.S. his- that it was his faith as a Jew
We held each other up as inations and some social action tory, for one brief moment — a that saved him.
our spirits crumbled, showing and lobbying groups, seem all moment that extended through-
the world that we were indeed too eager to point fingers at one out the year — we showed that How so? they ask.
stronger together. another, each perceiving them- we could, in fact, act as one He takes them on a tour of
As a people, Jews have selves to be “holier than thou.” people. the island, and points to two
historically struggled with The rise of social media has We are not so naïve to think huts he built, each of them rep-
conflicts among themselves, made matters worse, and what that our differences do not resenting a shul.
whether disagreeing on the in the early- to mid-20th cen- persist. They do, and they are “Two shuls?” his rescuers
role of halachah or the politics tury would have been a matter many. But as we move forward, query. “Why did you need two
of Israel. of private and internal discourse let’s use this past year as our shuls?”
“This,” he says pointing to
BY TOBY TABACHNICK Although throughout this past year the differences among Pittsburgh’s one hut, “is the shul I go to.”
Jews remained, they became secondary to our cohesiveness. After Then he points to the other
JEWISH PITTSBURGH has being targeted with the most violent anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history, hut.
much to be proud of. for one brief moment — a moment that extended throughout the year — “And this one,” he says, “is
we showed that we could, in fact, act as one people. the shul I would never go to.”
In the months following As we gathered together for
Oct. 27, 2018 — the day a white There’s a reason the old is now trotted out in the public guidebook in how we can live funerals and vigils and secu-
supremacist gunman killed 11 adage “two Jews, three opin- square. together in unity. rity briefings and concerts and
worshipers at a Squirrel Hill ions” is so funny. It’s based on Although throughout this There’s an old joke about a study groups this past year, we
building housing three syna- reality. past year the differences among Jew stranded on a desert island were all in the same hut. There
gogue congregations — people While decades ago, Jews were Pittsburgh’s Jews remained, for 15 years. When his rescuers was no second hut.
across the country have told careful not to air their grievances they became secondary to our finally come, they ask him how Let every Jewish commu-
us how inspired they were by against each other in public, that cohesiveness. After being tar- he was able to keep sane all nity remember that as we begin
our Jewish community, look- no longer holds true. Rather, geted with the most violent alone for so long. He tells them our new year.  l
ing at us from the outside and
witnessing our unity. Our Toby Tabachnick is the senior staff
solidarity extended beyond writer at the Pittsburgh Jewish
demographic bounds, includ- Chronicle, an Exponent-affiliated
ing those of denomination, publication.



#ShowUpForShabbat: Gather, KVETCH ’N’ KVELL

Remember and Act Rabbi’s Opinion Piece Too Promotional
I AM NOT a member of Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El, but I
BY MARCIA BRONSTEIN wanted them counted among Region and the City Council of have attended services there many times and find the commu-
those who are outraged by vio- Philadelphia, on Oct. 24 at 9 a.m. nity to be warm and welcoming. Although I can’t disagree with
THE MASSACRE AT the Tree lence and hate. in the Mayor’s Reception room, anything Rabbi Charles Sherman stated in his opinion piece
of Life building last year left will jointly kick off commemo- (“Why Melrose Works,” Oct. 10), I question when an op-ed
American Jews feeling raw and At Melrose B’nai Israel rating the first anniversary of the became an opportunity to be a marketing piece for any
vulnerable. That it happened Emanu-El, where I attend ser- Tree of Life massacre, to honor congregation.
in our state touched deep into vices, state Sen. Sharif Street the memory of the 11 Jews who
our souls. That it occurred in stood side-by-side with the con- were killed while in their house What will then stop us from marketing other items in this
a house of worship made it gregation along with two of his of worship on Oct. 27, 2018, column? Perhaps the Jewish Exponent wants to offer a new
unfathomable. In Philadelphia, staffers. Street is vice chair of and advocate for a world free of section, allowing a different congregation each week to describe
we reacted to the Pittsburgh the Pennsylvania Democratic anti-Semitism, hate and bigotry. their synagogue in detail. But using an op-ed for that purpose
shootings very personally. Committee. When he spoke was inappropriate, in my opinion, pun intended.
from the pulpit, he passionately AJC is dedicating Oct. 27 as
Along with non-Jewish allies shared his visit to Tree of Life an official day of action against Anne Rubin | Elkins Park
who rallied in solidarity after the after the shooting and the need anti-Semitism, a day for edu-
Pittsburgh shootings, through to deal with hate and violence cating others about hatred and Cantors Should Have Amazing Voices
AJC’s #ShowUpForShabbat ini- and protect religious institutions. advocating for more robust I read with interest your article on cantors (“The Cantorate’s
tiative, the Jewish community felt measures to combat it. Future Is Bright at Hebrew College,” Oct. 10). Our family
fortified. Launched only hours This year, Congregation streamed the High Holiday services at Park Avenue Synagogue
after the murder of 11 worship- Beth Emeth in Delaware will be Widespread empathy and con- in New York. There we could hear the lush “operatic” voices
pers during Saturday morning welcoming U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt tinuing joint efforts to fight hatred that we craved. We are not uplifted spiritually with mediocre
services, #ShowUpForShabbat Rochester as they commem- of Jews is inspiring and reassur- everyday voices. We want to hear spectacularly amazing voices.
highlighted the strength and orate the anniversary of the ing but action is needed. Among
support of allies for the Jewish worst mass murder of Jews in our action steps are working My husband and I both grew up with talented, gifted cantors
community. People of good U.S. history. Each person who with interfaith partners to create who really made High Holidays uplifting. Kol Nidre in the
conscience in all 50 states and decides to #ShowUpForShabbat a coalition to stand up against hands of a spectacular cantor is an experience not easily
the District of Columbia and in will be touched and moved, and hate through the congressional No forgotten. Everybody cannot be a football player or a doctor or an
more than 80 countries around each person will have a story Hate Act; launch a Community astronaut. All of us have different talents to share with the world.
the world participated. to tell about why they chose of Conscience, a first respond- Just because you want to sing doesn’t mean you can sing.
to come, how they experienced ers group of allies who will work
In Philadelphia, Peter hatred and violence, and why against hatred and acts of vio- Ann Krauss | Havertown
Longstreth, honorary consul of they want to be counted as an lence; and commit to working
Uruguay and the director of the ally with the Jewish commu- with elected officials in the battle Ad Not Appropriate for Exponent
Consular Corps, urged diplo- nity. As we participate together, against rising hate in our society. As a member of the Jewish community, I was upset to see
mats to participate. In Maple we will be strengthened. an advertisement for the Episcopal Academy in the Jewish
Glen, Congregation Beth Or wel- The #ShowUpForShabbat Exponent. I understand that advertising dollars are important
comed Mexican Consul General Together with allies, we will initiative was the largest-ever but really? There may be some underlying legal reason why the
Alicia Kerber. She attended the continue to raise voices against expression of solidarity with the newspaper cannot say no to an ad but — the Episcopal Academy,
Shabbat services with her two anti-Semitism and hatred and American Jewish community. At really?
daughters and husband to stand provide a mechanism for heal- the lowest moment in American
in solidarity and friendship. She ing. And healing is needed Jewish history, Jews discovered My wife Cindy and I made the commitment to send our
brought her family because she because six months after the that they were not alone, and on the children to Jewish day school. This may not be the right choice
Tree of Life shooting, the Chabad one-year anniversary, AJC is again for every child or every family, but advertising Christian schools
House in Poway, California, was calling on all people of good con- in the Jewish Exponent is simply wrong.
attacked, also during a Shabbat science to #ShowUpForShabbat.
service, on April 27. One con- Together we must gather, I am very aware that many Jewish families choose Quaker
gregant was dead and the rabbi remember and act. schools and other Christian-origin schools for their children. I
injured, but it could have been understand that they have good academic standards and provide
much worse if the shooter’s gun For more information, or to see a good education. But we should be shocked and ashamed as a
had not jammed. the list of participating synagogues, community that there are more Jewish children in Quaker and
visit l other Christian Schools than there are in Jewish day schools.
People of good conscience
recognize that anti-Semitism of Marcia Bronstein is director of the The Jewish Exponent should politely decline advertising from
any kind not only threatens Jews American Jewish Committee (AJC) the Episcopal Academy and do everything possible to promote
but American society in general. Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey Jewish learning in day schools and synagogue-based Hebrew
Regional Office. schools. Without it, more and more children and families will
AJC Philadelphia/SNJ slip away from our cherished and fought-for heritage as Jewish
Americans. l
Matthew I. Hirsch | Wynnewood
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Building Bridges: The Israeli American Community
in Philadelphia

di cult it is to integrate into Israeli identity of the next gen- ough we are proud of our I am thrilled to see Israelis
the American Jewish commu- eration, engage in outreach growing numbers, we are well and Jewish Americans mingling
nity. One of the concerns of to the Jewish American com- aware that we have much work together at our family-oriented
many families is nding the munity at large, and reinforce to do. Shishi Israeli Shabbat dinners
best way to ensure that their support for Israel.” Such a bridge can be or at various pro-Israel activi-
kids’ Jewish identity and con- I believe that we must reinforced by the use of the ties for teenagers like Eitanim
nection to Israel is preserved. strengthen the Israeli Jewish- Hebrew language as expo- or Media Room. By working
In light of this concern, many American community, as sure to Israeli culture and by and engaging together, we are
Israelis have begun to invest in well as the unbreakable bond better educating the commu- successfully bridging the gaps
Jewish life and to build their between the United States and nity about the state of Israel in many areas.
own community in their new Israel. effectively playing a causal
home, America. Israeli Americans could be part in the fight against the Every time our Israeli
Before the IAC was estab- a bridge between American ever-growing and prevalent American lay leaders have
BY YONI ARI lished, there was no organized Jews and Israel, but to do so, anti-Semitism and anti-Zion- become involved in a Jewish
Israeli American community we have to build a commu- ism. We can do so by getting organization, four things
LIKE MANY ISRAELI have happened. First, the per-
Americans, my family grew Israeli Americans could be a bridge between American Jews and Israel, ception of our community
up in Israel, but three years but to do so, we have to build a community, foster leadership and endorse changes. Second, it inspires
ago we moved to the United programs. Today, we have 120 volunteers and lay leaders and a growing more Israeli Americans to
States due to my wife’s work. membership of 2,400 members. become involved. Third,
We soon realized that we didn’t we have been able to make
understand how to live in the or leadership in Philadelphia. nity, foster leadership and more Israeli Americans to a di erence by injecting our
Diaspora like our American ree years ago, the local lead- endorse programs. Today, we be involved and to assume “Israeliness” into these orga-
Jewish friends — how to retain nizations. Fourth, we have
our Jewish identity, the Hebrew ers of the Israeli American have 120 volunteers and lay a leadership role within succeeded in building bridges.
language and the connection community hired me through leaders and a growing mem- the American Jewish com-
to the Jewish state. the national o ce of the IAC, bership of 2,400 members. It munity. How we do it? By For the past three years, we
to open the 10th o ce of the is a small number compared collaboration with many have learned, experienced and
rough my work as the IAC in Philadelphia. I imme- to the estimated 15,000 Israeli Jewish organizations and by accomplished so much. Yet our
regional director of the Israeli diately loved the mission: “to Americans who reside in the offering a variety of unique journey as a community has
American Council (IAC), I strengthen the Jewish and Greater Philadelphia area. programs that meet that goal. just begun, and we optimisti-
meet many families that came cally look forward to the work
from Israel for a short time and ahead of us. ●
decided to stay in the United
States. I hear the same story Yoni Ari is the regional director,
of how di cult it is to keep Philadelphia, of the Israeli-
our Jewish identity, and how American Council (IAC).

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Arava Sukkah

Continued from Page 8 Continued from Page 9

project aimed at reducing waste many influential rabbis sign with a high concentration of often led to the shaking of parking lots than he and the
from single-use plastics in Israel’s this — to tell Jewish families their co-congregants. They’d the lulav and etrog and a nice other Sukkah-Mobilers antici-
haredi Orthodox communities. to stop using single-use plas- have a bite to eat, have some social nosh in someone’s warm pated, and others flatly refused.
tic over the holidays. It’s been conversation and then head off apartment, rather than a suk- Still, Straus said, people were
They began importing highly influential; the ultra- to their next destination. kah in the parking lot. appreciative of the efforts.
edible, easily biodegradable, Orthodox community very
single-use plates, bowls and much listens to their rabbis.” If you’re envisioning a trailer The weather late last week Complications or not, it’s all
utensils. or a flatbed laden with a suk- didn’t just affect the ability of part of an effort on MLRT’s part
Meanwhile, Azraq is work- kah speeding down Interstate the Sukkah-Mobile to provide to help “add to the repertoire
They’ve drawn interest adver- ing on bringing wind and 76, you’re not alone — that was a standing structure; the suk- of Jewish life,” Kleinman said.
tising to cafes and catering solar-generated energy to Straus and Associate Rabbi kot that were lent out had their The number of sukkot that the
businesses, which isn’t surprising. the territories and changing Kevin Kleinman’s original idea. own battles to fight. There were synagogue lends out has grown
Going green is good for business. perceptions. Eventually, that was scrapped, “mixed reviews on withstanding significantly since its first year,
and Straus’ tightly packed the high winds,” Kleinman said. and the Sukkah-Mobile will
But they’ve also gained access “When Israelis bring in station wagon became the By what he heard, the structures start to fill some gaps that the
to the haredi Orthodox com- wind turbines and connect Sukkah-Mobile. remained upright, though the lending program can’t. The idea
munity through an unlikely them to Palestinian village s’chach did not fare as well. is to keep growing the num-
ambassador. The grandfather households, that perception As with any first-year ber of sukkot in the program,
of one of Matter’s classmates of Israelis in boots, carrying program, it was a learning expe- Another factor to consider Kleinman said, without sacrific-
at Arava is one of the most machine guns changes because rience, according to Gil Marder. for next year’s iteration of the ing the ideal — that those who
Conservative (and controversial) they’re no longer that. They’re Sukkah-Mobile, Straus said, borrow one year might decide to
rabbis in Israel, Matter said. the people that are now con- Marder is the member will involve identifying apart- buy their own the next. l
necting ... and collaborating.” l engagement and programs ment buildings a bit earlier.
“But,” she continued, “he’s manager at MLRT, and rode Management at many of the [email protected];
also very influenced by his [email protected]; around with Straus during the apartments or condos took lon- 215-832-0740
grandchildren who care about 215-832-0737 bad weather last week. That ger to approve a sukkah in their
the environment, and he started was one factor, he said, that
a rabbis’ letter — and has had



“As a Jewish American who’s benefitted
from a Country defined by law,

judges should apply the law compassionately.”


Daughter Meghan’s Bat Mitzvah Steve in Israel, Summer 1986 Daughter Katie’s Bat Mitzvah



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Boni Wolf: Cook, Talent Manager, Balabusta

FOOD — he would showcase some- about 17 years old at the time, Boni Wolf wears numerous hats outside the kitchen. Photos by Keri White
KERI WHITE | JE FOOD COLUMNIST thing like Gold Medal Flour and my dad sent me to meet
and Domino Sugar with a cake Chef Tell to get his commit-
BONI WOLF, owner of Bliss recipe. ment on Nordicware. I guess
Talent Group, has quite a bit of you could say my dad threw
her own talent. “This was groundbreaking me into the deep end, but I
in the industry back in the day. had incredible experiences and
Her day job is heading her The clients were happy, because learned a lot.”
boutique talent management it saved them money by split-
company, where she places ting the costs. And consumers It was inevitable that Wolf
youth, teens and some adults loved it because they got a rec- would become a great Jewish
in commercial work and the- ipe out of it.” cook, having spent hours of
ater, and serves as a mentor in time in the kitchen of her
a tough business. The family business was beloved “Grandma Shirley,”
ahead of its time with regard to who was an incredible cook
But her professional life celebrity chefs as well. and a woman ahead of her
started in food marketing, time.
where her father was a giant. “We worked with Chef
Tell — he was the original “She kept a super-strict
“I grew up in the business,” celebrity chef. Our client was kosher kitchen, and I loved
she said. “My dad, Allen Liss, Nordicware —they invented cooking with her. She was very
was a pioneer in the food mar- the Bundt pan. We had a micro- serious and I had to stay out of
keting field with SAI Marketing wave cake recipe and Chef Tell her way, but I learned kugel,
and Liss International. He was was going to test and endorse blintzes, brisket, chicken soup.
the first one to do cross pro- the brand,” Wolf said. “I was Grandma Shirley was very
motions in food using recipes intense in the kitchen — there

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The broiled chicken
described below is best served THE KOSHER
immediately, so if you plan to GRAVY & THE
save it and enjoy it another day, TURKEY TOO
store it in the fridge and wait
to broil it until right before the

If your pot is too crowded
with the chicken and vegeta-
bles to allow sufficient liquid,
considering using two large
soup pots and dividing the
ingredients evenly between

was not a lot of chatter,” Wolf traditional foods. Then when 2 whole chicken breasts 9806 Bustleton Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19115
said. “But every so often she the holiday is over, I need to 6 chicken legs 215.677.8100
would stop, give me this very go on a diet, and my chicken 6 chicken thighs [email protected]
piercing look and tell me some soup comes in handy,” she said. 6 chicken wings
crucial tip about cooking. I “I take the broth and cut up 2 parsnips FOLLOW THE
can still hear her voice today, the sweet potatoes that were 2 turnips (peeled) JEWISH EXPONENT
saying things like ‘Always put cooked in it, and some aspar- 8 large carrots
a whole sweet potato in your agus, and this is my healthy 4 stalks celery AND NEVER
soup to balance the flavor.’ And antidote to the overindulgence 1 bunch each fresh dill and MISS A STORY.
I still do.” of the holidays.”
parsley (divided; see #JEWISHINPHILLY
Wolf makes a chicken soup She will often double the instructions below)
that results in about four or batch of chicken soup so she 2 medium onions
five additional meals. It is an can make a Mexican chicken 2 sweet potatoes, peeled
incredibly efficient and cost-ef- soup by setting aside a cou- 5 tablespoons salt
fective way to feed a family, not ple quarts of broth and adding Lots of pepper to taste
to mention healthy. Her soup crushed tomatoes, chili pep-
consists of the rich, tasty clear pers and other Mexican spices. In a large pot, place the
broth with matzah balls. chicken, all of the vegetables,
BONI AND GRANDMA the salt, pepper and half of
The chicken is removed SHIRLEY’S CHICKEN SOUP each bunch of parsley and dill
from the soup, generously + BROILED CHICKEN (save the rest to add later.)
doused with Lowry’s seasoned
salt and broiled for about 15 Makes a large pot of soup (or Cover the ingredients with
minutes to a flavorful crisp for two) to serve 8, plus additional water, bring it to a boil, and
another meal. Extra chicken is meals as described simmer for 1¼ hours. After
chopped up and mixed with 45 minutes, add the remaining
mayonnaise, celery and cut Wolf leaves all the vegeta- bunches of herbs (according
grapes for chicken salad. bles whole to cook the soup. to Wolf, this adds a fresher
Most are discarded after the dimension of flavor.)
Wolf also laughed about her broth is done, but she saves the
“diet” soup. sweet potato for her diet soup. After the soup has cooked
And she emphasizes the need for 1¼ hours, strain the soup
“So, I always make a huge to use a lot of salt — more than twice through a fine sieve to
batch of chicken soup for you think you need — to bring ensure that the broth is clear
Jewish holidays and, of course, and free of solids. Set aside any
we eat and eat and eat rich, broth you wish to use for other
purposes (Mexican soup, etc.)
and return the rest to the pot to
serve with matzah balls.

Place all of the chicken
pieces on a large cooking tray,
and douse them generously
with Lowry’s seasoned salt or
your favorite brand.

Heat the chicken in the
broiler for about 15 minutes
until the skin is brown and
crisp. l



Mandy Patinkin Brings Music and Song

MUSIC His first experience acting father had done for a living, but To play the greatest
would come a few years later in his father didn’t like the job, swordsman, Patinkin
SELAH MAYA ZIGHELBOIM | JE STAFF high school. His first show was and Patinkin didn’t want to had to brush up on
“Anything Goes” at the Young follow in those footsteps. his fencing skills.
MANDY PATINKIN’S career Men’s Jewish Council Youth He got one job in theater, Though he had done
stretches back decades, with Center. then another, and another. some fencing work
parts in shows as diverse as “I hated school,” Patinkin Eventually, he landed a part in at Juilliard and some
“The Princess Bride,” “Yentl” said. “I kept talking to the “The Princess Bride.” for Shakespeare plays,
and “Homeland.” mirror at home and screwing “It was just a great time, this, he said, “was
around in front of the mirror. great cast, great everything,” the real deal.” So he
He’s won Emmys and My mother said, ‘Why don’t Patinkin said, reflecting on the started training with
Tonys, performed on Broadway you go to the youth center? ‘80s cult classic. “What a joy Henry Harutunian,
and even originated several They’re doing plays over there.’ it was. You know, it was just a the Yale Olympic
roles, such as Georges Seurat And I said, ‘You don’t know me job. We didn’t know it would fencing coach, and
in “Sunday in the Park with at all. That’s not for me. That’s turn into what it turned into, Bob Anderson, a
George” and Che in “Evita.” not who I am.’” and every generation ended up British Olympic fenc- Mandy Patinkin will sing at the Kimmel
On top of that, he’s a singer and But when another student adoring it. What could make ing coach.
has released several albums of at school recommended it, he you happier?” Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 30.
his songs. That was far from
Photo by Joan Marcus
On Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m., he
brings that music to Philadelphia gave it a shot. Last year, during a guest the only time Patinkin learned When he finished with
for “Mandy Patinkin in Concert: He continued with the per- appearance on “The Late a new skill or subject for a part. that season of “Homeland,” he
Diaries” at the Kimmel Center forming arts through college Show With Stephen Colbert,” When he played a heart surgeon hopped on a plane to Greece
for the Performing Arts. In at the University of Kansas. He Patinkin said he gets asked all on “Chicago Hope,” which ran to meet with representatives
addition to songs from his own spent so much time performing, the time to repeat his most from 1994-2000, he scrubbed of the International Rescue
albums, he will perform some in fact, that the chancellor of the famous line from “The Princess in on open-heart surgeries. For Committee, an organization,
of his favorite Broadway and school called Patinkin into his Bride”: “Hello, my name is “Homeland,” he and others go he noted, that Albert Einstein
American numbers. office and urged him to spend Inigo Montoya. You killed my every year to Washington, D.C. helped found to rescue people
time on his studies as well. father. Prepare to die.” for “spy camp,” where they after World War II. He used
Though his musical chops Afterward, Patinkin contin- But there’s another Inigo meet important people from those relationships to try and
might not be as well known as ued onto The Juilliard School, Montoya line that Patinkin the intelligence community, bring attention to refugees’
his acting ones, Patinkin has where he trained as a classi- described as William Goldman’s think tanks and the press. He plight.
been singing for longer than cal actor. He told himself he greatest gift. At the end of the learned how to cut silhouettes Since then, the situation has
he’s been acting. In fact, he got needed to make a living within film, the character says, “I have for “Ragtime,” and practiced only gotten worse, he said. The
his start in the performing arts five years of graduating, or he’d been in the revenge business so drawing for “Sunday in the United States has drastically
by singing in the family and be out of the industry. Back long, now that it’s over, I do not Park With George.” cut the number of refugees it
boys’ choirs at his synagogue home, he had work in recycling know what to do with the rest But the greatest pleasure accepts.
growing up in Chicago. waiting for him. It was what his of my life.” of his career, he said, came “The world is in trouble,
out of “Homeland.” The show the world is broken, the world
NAME: LETA LOV- increased his global platform. is bleeding, and there are
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IN; COLOR: BLACK; 00084488 in a Syrian refugee camp, and a new beginning, and that is
AD24/N7 HUoMmeBCaEreRS:ervices to the experience set Patinkin on absolutely to the core of my
00i0nc8lu6de6bu2t1not limited to: a new journey. Jewish identity,” Patinkin said.
“At that moment, when I As his Grandpa Max always
• Light Houskeeping, Shopping, saw the pictures of the 125,000 used to say in Yiddish, “The
Meal Preparation people fleeing the conflict in wheel is always turning.”
Syria, trying to reach a new “If you’re on top,” Patinkin
• Personal Care Services (assistance beginning and try(ing) to explained, “know that one day
with hygiene, dressing, & feeding) get across the Balkan route you’ll be on the bottom, and
to Germany, I looked at it’s the same idea as if you
• Medication Reminder those pictures and I saw my don’t open the door for some-
• Transportation ancestors fleeing Poland and one when they come knocking
• Companionship Russia,” Patinkin said. “They for help, no one will open the
reminded me of my family. I door for you and your loved
• Other non-skilled services thought, ‘Those are my fam- ones when you come knocking
ily, those people.’ I wanted to for help.” l
261 Old York Rd. Suite 920 be with them and hold their
Jenkintown, PA 19046 hand and give them water and [email protected];
Tel: 215.595.2230 support.”
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Touring Rabbi
Spreads Message November Trunk Show
Through Song
Tom & Linda Platt
MUSIC ese words written thousands
ERIC SCHUCHT | JE STAFF of years ago are still relevant Holiday and Spring
for us to this day,” Warshawsky
THE CANTORS ASSEMBLY’S said. “Whether you’ve been Thursday to Saturday November 7-9
SongSwap is a periodical video to synagogue every week or 10-5 pm
conference giving Conservative whether you haven’t been in a
cantors a chance to share new long time, this is an experience 19th and Sansom Streets
melodies, and when Hazzan Eliot which will hopefully move you Philadelphia PA 19103 215-567-4662
Vogel of Har Zion Temple in and help you connect to the Parking at 1845 Walnut Street
Penn Valley tuned in last spring, people around you, and the
he was enthralled with Rabbi people in your community and NAANDDAAMMNNEEUU::MMHHBBOOEEUURRSS::EE00AA0000DD88SS77//RR1155OO88PP;; WWIIDDTTHH:: 55..55 IINN;; DDEEPPTTHH:: 55..55 IINN;; CCOOLLOORR:: BBLLAACCKK;;
Josh Warshawsky’s music. to what’s in your own heart.”
We, the families of the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting,
“I was so taken with him, Warshawsky grew up want to thank you for your support and love over the past year.
his personality, how genuine in Deer eld, Illinois, in a
he was, I thought what a great Conservative home. As a boy at Our families lost 11 irreplaceable beautiful Jewish souls.
idea it would be to bring him Solomon Schechter Day School The sorrow and agony was deeply personal and unending.
(to Har Zion),” Vogel said. of Metropolitan Chicago and
Camp Ramah in Wisconsin, Through your unwavering support you showed us
For the past few years, he rst developed a passion that we are all one in our sorrow.
Warshawsky, 29, has performed for Jewish music, Hebrew and You showed that the mindless hate
and led services at synagogues scripture. At age 10 he picked
nationwide. up the guitar and incorporated that stole our loved ones has no place in America.
it into his music.
At 6 p.m. on Oct. 25, he’ll Thank you for showing us that we are one Community —
lead a musical Erev Shabbat Warshawsky attended one Jewish, one interfaith, one Pittsburgh, one country and one world.
service at Har Zion followed Rochelle Zell Jewish High
by dinner with song and teach- School and later the joint pro-
ing. e next day he’ll lead a gram at Jewish eological
morning service titled “Niggun Seminary and Columbia
Havel: Melody of the Heart” at University, where he earned a
9:30 a.m. and perform a farewell bachelor’s degree in religion,
concert at 7:30 p.m. All events talmud and rabbinics. A er
are open to the community. graduation, he took a job
teaching music at a Hebrew
“It’s a musical experience, school in New Jersey.
but at the same time we’re
talking about what the words He further developed his
mean and how they can have
an impact on our lives now. See Rabbi, Page 26

We are truly stronger together.

With love from the families of:

Joyce Fienberg Bernice Simon

Richard Gottfried Sylvan Simon

Rose Mallinger Daniel Stein

Jerry Rabinowitz Melvin Wax

Cecil Rosenthal Irving Younger

David Rosenthal

Rabbi Josh Warshawsky performs at synagogues across the country.
This weekend, he’ll be playing at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley.

Photo by Aleya Schwartz



‘Jojo Rabbit’ Hits … and Misses

FILM to be a part of; it’s something his his dead sister’s room, Jojo’s From left: Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) has dinner with his imaginary
MATT SILVER | JE STAFF schoolmates are into. The uni- faced with a reckoning. His friend Adolf (Taika Waititi) and his mother (Scarlett Johansson).
forms, the fantastical mythology, Nazi indoctrination has told
THERE’S A TRADITION the call-and-response “Heil him a lot about Jews, but Elsa Photo by Kimberley French © 2019 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.
of making fun of Hitler and Hitler-ing” and of course the displays none of the telltale
the Nazis that dates to World club’s logo — Jojo is “massively signs — no horns, no scales, no What becomes of Johansson’s just not smart enough.
War II — Charlie Chaplin’s into swastikas.” shape-shifting. Though to be character need not be revealed, For Nazi-themed humor
“The Great Dictator” opened fair, if she’s as duplicitous and but it’s been speculated that
in London in December 1940 Still, Jojo doesn’t fit in. At cunning as they say Jews can the movie is, at least in part, a for humor’s sake, “Inglorious
at the height of the Blitz. the Hitler Youth weekend be, how would he know? He tribute to single mothers. Basterds” is better comedy;
retreat he was so excited to better keep looking. for a mix of humor and senti-
Since then, Mel Brooks, attend, Jojo is teased for lack- Sam Rockwell’s Captain mentality, “Life is Beautiful”
Monty Python, “Seinfeld” — ing the nerve to kill a rabbit Elsa, meanwhile, makes her Klenzendorf is a disillusioned, remains more complete.
they’ve all (among so many and cries as the group taunts otherwise solitary time pass by perhaps not-so-closeted gay Nazi
others) parodied, satirized and him by his shameful new nick- having a bit of sport with the officer charged with leading the The device of Hitler as Jojo’s
caricatured the apotheosis of name, “Jojo Rabbit.” young and credulous Jojo. Did Hitler Youth indoctrination, imaginary friend, while initially
evil in ways that have made he know, for example, that Jews which he does with a hilarious amusing, is ultimately tiresome.
some laugh and some cringe. Jojo’s only nonimaginary sleep hanging upside down, mix of sarcasm and fatalism. The handful of the film’s fun-
friend, aside from his single like bats, or that Jews can read Like Yorkie, Rockwell steals niest moments do not include
Only a few, though, have mother (Scarlett Johansson) other Jews’ minds? nearly every scene that he’s in. Waititi’s Hitler, and his recurring
been sufficiently audacious to who’s decidedly less in thrall presence almost starts to feel like
attempt towing the line between to the Nazis’ propaganda, is a The film’s absurdist humor Aesthetically, there are an obligation, which perhaps it
farce and straight-ahead pathos. portly boy with round horn-rims comes to dominate fewer scenes instanceswhere“JojoRabbit”isso really was — “Caging Skies,” a
Roberto Benigni’s Oscar- named Yorkie (Archie Yates), as the Nazis’ destruction nears reminiscent of Wes Anderson’s novel by Christine Leunens is
winning “Life Is Beautiful,” whose British accent is nonsensi- and as Jojo grows more attached “Moonrise Kingdom” that one the film’s source material.
is probably the most notable cal in the abstract but, in context, to Elsa. She is a beautiful “older” wonders whether Waititi ever
in this category, and it’s now is somehow just right. Yorkie, like woman; he’s 10. Naturally, she thought the look and feel to be Waititi is to be applauded for
joined by the latest from Taika a deadeye three-point shooter off becomes his first love. And she too similar. his ambition. “Jojo Rabbit” is a
Waititi, a half-Maori, half- the bench, is used sparingly but loves him, though in that older worthy, though far from perfect,
Jewish filmmaker from New steals every scene he is in. sisterly way. Comedically, “Jojo Rabbit” has addition to the comedic tradition
Zealand known for whimsically a couple laugh out loud moments, of exposing fascism’s absurdity. l
subversive comedies. In one memorable scene, As Jojo grows closer to though some jokes are simply too
Jojo levels with Yorkie—unless Elsa, Waititi’s Hitler is much on-the-nose. It’s not a question of [email protected];
“Jojo Rabbit” is written he’s really Hitler trapped in less frequently present until whether they’re offensive; they’re 215-837-0737
and directed by Waititi, who a chubby 10-year-old’s body, Jojo decides for good that
also plays an impressionable Yorkie will have to settle for he’s outlived his usefulness
German boy’s imaginary man- being Jojo’s second-best friend. and assertively casts Hitler
ifestation of Adolf Hitler. out of his consciousness in a
But as the film progresses, it’s way that’s memorable but, on
The boy, Jojo (Roman Griffin clear Jojo’s heart is too pure and look back, flirts too close to a
Davis), a runtish 10-year-old in a kind to follow Hitler’s edicts, be shameless play for applause.
small German town toward the they real or imaginary.
end of the war, loves the Nazis This movie has its moments.
in the way a boy of the same age When he finds that his There are more moments of
might become fanatical about the mother has been hiding a genuine laughter than emo-
Philadelphia Eagles — it’s a club 17-year-old Jewish girl, Elsa tionally moving ones, though
(Thomasin McKenzie), in a there are a few of the latter.
hidden compartment adjoining

Rabbi that he stayed longer than North Carolina and New York. recorded each track of the Warshawsky’s upcoming perfor-
planned, attending the Ziegler Locally, he visited Adath Israel new album at The Pico Union mance, saying his music speaks
Continued from Page 25 School of Rabbinic Studies. on the Main Line on four Project in Los Angeles over on a spiritual level and is catchy.
occasions. Warshawsky was three days. Each session was
passion for prayer and Jewish It was there that Warshawsky ordained in May and now tours filmed, with the videos put “I find that Josh, as a product
music to the point where he started doing artist-in-resi- full time. Later this year, he will online for public viewing. of the Conservative movement,
wanted to expand his education. dence weekends, the type of make appearances at Perelman brings a great deal of appeal
At first, the plan was to return to program he’s putting on at Har Jewish Day School, Adath Israel “Really, what you see is what and ability to engage people
New York for rabbinical school, Zion. He said many synagogues and Temple Sinai in Dresher. we created in that moment,” from different age groups while
but Warshawsky ended up in are hungry for new music and Warshawsky said. “The whole still having a respect and sensi-
Los Angeles after being offered forms of spirituality and con- In 2013, he released his first experience was meant to create tivity for tradition,” Vogel said.
a position as an artist-in-resi- nection but can be isolated to album of original Jewish mel- something you could see and “He’s all about the music for
dence and music specialist at those concepts and innovations. odies. Two years later came say, ‘I want to create that in my the sense of community.” l
Temple Beth Am and Pressman “Mah Rabu,” with his latest own community.’ Here you can
Academy. He loved it so much Last year, he traveled to 16 album, “Chaverai Nevarech,” see what that looks like.” [email protected];
synagogues and 10 day schools, released last year. Warshawsky 215-832-0751
visiting places in Nebraska, Vogel looks forward to


Torah Portion


Reflecting the Divine Image Oct. 25 5:49 p.m.
Nov. 1 5:41 p.m.

BY RABBI FRED V. DAVIDOW divinity. Though made from reminder of human worth and shall purify the descendants of purifier of silver. She asked the
the dust of the ground, we serves to keep man from yield- Levi and refine them like silver, silversmith, “Is it true that you
Parshat Bereshit are more than a clod of earth. ing to despair. The belief in so that they shall present offer- have to sit there in front of the
BERESHIT CONTAINS the Our likeness to God’s spirit the creation of man ‘in the ings in righteousness.” fire the whole time the silver is
well-known verse: “So God cre- upgrades us; it does not down- image of God’ is a belief that is being refined?”
ated the human beings in (the grade God. scientifically valid, psycholog- This verse puzzled the
divine) image, creating (them) ically supportive, and morally women. They wondered what The man answered, “Yes, I
in the image of God (b’tselem In his essay “Man: Dust and demanding.” It is scientifically this statement meant about the not only have to sit here hold-
Elohim), creating them male Divinity,” Rabbi Alexander valid because we have demon- character of God. ing the silver, but I also have
and female” (Genesis 1:27). Feinsilver (1910-1987) wrote, strated our power through keep my eye on the silver the
“There are … expectations of technological achievements. One woman offered to find entire time it is in the fire.
Because the creation of man on a collective level. If man It is psychologically support- out about the process of refining If the silver were left even a
human beings is described in is but a clod, we can expect only ive because it strengthens our silver and get back to the group at moment too long in the flames,
terms of divinity, one might cloddish actions from him. But self-esteem and self-assur- their next Bible study. That week it would be destroyed.”
say that it is an act of chutz- if man is created ‘in the image of ance. It is morally demanding the woman called up a silver-
pah to speak of humankind God,’ then we are led to expect because it challenges us to be smith and made an appointment The woman was silent for a
as made in the image of God. more from him. What we expect conscious of social ills (hun- to watch him at work. She didn’t moment. Then she asked the
I prefer to understand tselem of man really depends on how ger, disease, injustice, war), to mention anything about the silversmith, “How do you know
(image) as “in the likeness we think of him. We expect very be compassionate toward those reason for her interest in silver when the silver is fully refined?”
of God’s spirit.” The word little from a child. If we see man who need help and to do the beyond her curiosity about the
“likeness” does not carry the as a mature, responsible being, work of tikkun olam, repairing process of refining silver. He smiled at her and
connotation of temunah, a we expect mature and respon- what is broken in our world. answered, “Oh, that’s easy. It’s
two-dimensional object like sible action from him. Judaism As she watched the sil- finished when I can see my
a picture or drawing (Exodus has not taught that man was When a person reflects the versmith, he held a piece of image in it.” l
20:4). Nor does likeness imply child-like; it has taught that man divine image, God is grat- silver over the fire and let it
pesel, a three-dimensional fig- is God-like and it has asked that ified, so to speak, with the heat up. He explained that in Rabbi Fred V. Davidow teaches
ure like a statue (Exodus 20:4). man act accordingly. Judaism work of creation, as this story refining silver, one needed to in several venues in metro
Likeness expresses similarity with its high regard for man illustrates. hold the silver in the middle of Philadelphia. The Board of Rabbis
without implying an object. expects him to create a decent the fire where the flames were of Greater Philadelphia is proud to
world for men to live in.” A group of women in a Bible hottest in order to burn away provide the Torah commentary for
The Torah exalts the nature study class came to chapter 3, all the impurities. The woman the Jewish Exponent.
of human beings by describ- Feinsilver further wrote verse 3 in the Book of Malachi, thought about God holding us
ing our creation in terms of that “(C)reation ‘in the image “(God) shall sit like a smelter in such a hot spot; then she
of God’ … is a constant and purifier of silver; and he thought again about the verse
that God sits as a refiner and

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end it on their own terms with “We, like, just ended, so,” The hour-long program features shows on social media and in Chai.
an episode airing in March. Jacobson said, trailing off, to klezmer and other Jewish music. local Jewish and Israeli media
audience laughter. In the beginning, Reisman said outlets. Block booking with its News for people
After years of the characters he primarily played Yiddish regional locations makes City who know we don’t
having fun in New York City, “Is it too soon?” Helfrich said. music, but has transitioned Winery appealing to Israeli
they grow up and move on to “We have a joke about us more into Israeli music. He said talent, but Lipetz said it’s the mean spiced tea.
the next stages of their lives. being old, doing it, which the audience for it is younger, prestige of performing in the
Jacobson’s character moves to would be so fun,” Jacobson people in their 20s and 30s. U.S. that’s the draw. Every Thursday in the
Boulder, Colorado, to pursue said. “The team and acting JEWISH EXPONENT
an artist’s residency program. with Ilana, that’s the thing I’m There’s an audience for live “Every artist in the world, and all the time online
Glazer’s character goes to going to miss the most. I still Israeli music in Philadelphia, their dream is to come play in
graduate school to become a have Ilana. We still hang out said Reisman, but the challenge America,” Lipetz said. “They
therapist. The finale has the all the time. We work together, for visiting artists is reaching it. don’t do it for the money. They For home delivery,
two friends saying goodbye but acting with her, it’s so easy, do it because, like with every call 215.832.0710.
to each other, but it was also and those characters are so “There are people in this other industry, people feel like
a meta experience, Jacobson fun, but we need to step away area who love Israeli music. I when they play the United
said. It served as a send-off from it. That’s the reason we know because I get requests States, they feel like they’ve
for the show and the cast and ended it.” l to play it,” Reisman said. “But made it.” l
crews’ time together. whoever is going to be onstage,
[email protected]; it’s how they’re promoted. It’s [email protected];
“Would you ever bring it 215-832-0729 not a general type of market.” 215-832-0751
back?” Helfrich asked.
Lipetz plans to advertise



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address the communities’ most critical priorities
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Three Ways to Remember Pittsburgh

THIS OCT. 27 marks the first anniversary
of the Shabbat mass shooting at Pittsburgh’s
Tree of Life building — the most brutal anti-
Semitic attack in U.S. history. To commemorate
the yahrtzheits of the 11 victims whose lives
were lost while attending synagogue that day,
we offer three powerful ways to reflect, honor
their memories and show our solidarity as one
united Jewish community.

To learn more about each event and to
register, visit

Honoring the Tree of Life: A Yahrtzeit

On Oct. 27 from 7:30–9:00 p.m., our Jewish
Federation-supported Board of Rabbis will
host a commemoration event at the National
Museum of American Jewish History. Entitled
“Exploring Personal and Communal Response
to Trauma,” it will feature members of the
Greater Philadelphia Jewish community
sharing remarks, memorial prayers and a
presentation by psychiatrist and pastoral
counselor Michelle Friedman about personal
and communal responses one year after the Mourners take part in a vigil following the tragedy at the Tree of Life complex.
horrific shooting. This event, cosponsored by
the Jewish Federation and ADL Philadelphia, is free and open to the entire service, as well as an opportunity to text a message of solidarity.
community, but advance registration is requested.

Pause With Pittsburgh #ShowUpForShabbat
The Pittsburgh community will gather on Oct. 27 at 5:00 p.m. for a public Last year, millions of people of all faiths nationwide rallied around the hashtag
memorial service — and since we can’t all join them in person, the Jewish #ShowUpForShabbat, flocking to synagogues in an expression of unity and
Federations of North America have arranged for the next best thing. All are defiance. In Greater Philadelphia, many shuls were packed to capacity. For the
invited to sign up for a reminder via text message to pause for a moment of quiet one-year anniversary, let’s once again heed the call to #ShowUpForShabbat on
remembrance and Kaddish, followed by a link to virtually join Pittsburgh’s local Oct. 25-26, and raise our collective voice for a world free of anti-Semitism, hate
and bigotry of every kind.

Take Action With Women’s Philanthropy at the
High Holiday Food Sort

EVERY OCTOBER, our Jewish Federation’s High Holiday Food Drive col- expired or crushed food, separate out any non-kosher items and, finally, sort
lects tens of thousands of pounds worth of canned proteins for people in need. each item into categories.
This year, we’re expecting to reach our record-breaking goal of 50,000 pounds
of food — enough to supplement client orders for five months. For the participants, it’s a special opportunity to make a difference in their com-
munities. “I love doing the Food Sort,” enthused longtime volunteer Amy Wittenstein,
But before the food can be delivered to our five Mitzvah Food Program a lay leader on the Mitzvah Food Program’s advisory committee. “It’s fun and really
pantries across Greater Philadelphia, someone needs to sort it. That’s where hands-on. It’s the power of women coming together, for such a good cause.”
the Women’s Philanthropy Food Sort comes in.
The High Holiday Food Sort is open to anyone, regardless of gender.
For the last eight years, Women’s Philanthropy volunteers have devoted For more information or to register for this year’s food sort — on Nov. 4 —
one autumn morning to gathering at the SHARE warehouse, where they toss visit


Community / calendar

FRIDAY, OCT. 25 available upon advance request. hot kosher lunch at 11:30 a.m. and a
For more information, contact Marni Medicare open enrollment update
Teddy Roosevelt Lecture. Davis at 215-832-0859 or [email protected] with Ron Hyman of Insurance Shops
Rabbi Lance J. Sussman will give a lecture 6 p.m. Har Zion at 12:15 p.m. RSVP by phone at
entitled “Walk Softly and Carry a Big Shtick: Temple. 1500 Hagys Ford Road, 215-832-0539. KleinLife: Center City.
Teddy Roosevelt, Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf and Penn Valley. 2100 Arch St., Philadelphia.
the American Jewish Community.” This talk is in
conjunction with the current exhibit at Temple Israel University Night. Wellness Fest.
Judea Museum. 8 p.m. Reform Congregation Join Wendy Keter, director emeritus Join JFCS for a health and wellness
Keneseth Israel. 8339 Old York Road, of the Raphael Recanati International event. Enjoy a day of holistic self-care
Elkins Park. School, for an informational meeting with experts that will cover everything
about university experience in Israel. from skin care to healthy eating / Getty Images Plus 6:30 p.m. Kohelet Yeshiva. 223 N. to mindfulness, followed by lunch
Highland Ave., Merion Station. and small-group breakout sessions
THURSDAY, OCT. 24 participate. RSVP online at jfcsphilly. Enrichment Center of JFCS. where you can learn how to bring
org/knitwithamission or call 267-256- 345 Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd. Musical Performance. balance to your life. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Blood Drive. 2018. 10 a.m. The Barbara and Harvey Artist-in-Residence Rabbi Josh The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky
All presenting donors at the 12th Brodsky Enrichment Center of JFCS. John Marshall Lecture. Warshawsky will be performing Enrichment Center of JFCS.
annual Carol H. Axelrod Memorial 345 Montgomery Ave., Stan Siegel will discuss John Marshall, at 7:30 p.m. at Har Zion Temple. 345 Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd.
Blood Drive at Lankenau Medical Bala Cynwyd. an American politician and lawyer Additional performances will be at
Center will receive a gift bag, free who served as the chief justice of 6 p.m. on Oct. 25, 9:30 a.m. on Oct. Shabbat Nafshi.
entry into prize drawings and plenty Torah Study. the United States from 1801 to 1835. 26 and 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26. 1500 Come hear the sounds of noted
of tasty treats. Appointments Study of commentaries found in Siegel will discuss Marshall’s political Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley. composer and guitarist Cantor
for the drive can be scheduled at the Hertz Chumash, the Etz Hayim background as a Federalist and his Leon Sher and percussionist Gaston or by calling Chumash and the commentaries of impact on our judicial system. Siegel Jewish Dancer Performance. Bernstein with Rabbi Eric Woodward
1-800-RED-CROSS (mention sponsor modern biblical scholars to deepen is a former professor at Temple An evening of dance in two parts. and Cantor Elizabeth Shammash
code “CHAMemorial”). For every unit our understanding of the first book of University. $10. 11:30 a.m. Reform “Maybe Even Higher” is Asya Zlatina’s for an evening exploring kavannah
of blood collected, Axelrod’s family the Bible. 10 a.m. Har Zion Temple. Congregation Keneseth Israel. development of a particular theme through melody. 7:30 p.m. Tiferet Bet
will make donations to the Narberth 1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley. 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park. in her written journals over a period Israel. 1920 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell.
Community Food Bank and to Tree of time. An expression of innermost
House Books. If the blood drive Exploring ‘Hamilton.’ Torah Study. thoughts that consistently surface and SATURDAY, OCT. 26
collection surpasses last year’s total The Broadway show “Hamilton” Midday Torah study with Rabbi Eric propel a surge of feelings, “Maybe
of 250 units, these donations will made history by mixing hip-hop Lazar at noon. All are welcome. Even Higher” is an attempt to soothe Torah, Bagels and Coffee.
be doubled. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 100 E. with musical theater. This six-week Temple Brith Achim. 481 S. Gulph and honor. 7:30 p.m. Also on Oct. 26 Begin Shabbat morning at Old York
Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood. course will explore popular music and Road, King of Prussia. at 8 p.m. and Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. 1515 Road Temple-Beth Am with an
Broadway, the genius of Lin-Manuel Brandywine St., Philadelphia. interactive and engaging discussion
Mommy & Me. Miranda and the real Alexander Canasta Open Play. of the weekly portion including bagels
Sherrie Turetsky, director of the Hamilton. For more information, Canasta walk-in friendly game. Studying Jewish Thought. and coffee at 9 a.m. followed by a
School of Early Learning at Old York call 267-984-0722. 10 a.m. Shir Ami. 1-3 p.m. Social hall at Ohev Shalom Congregation Adath Jeshurun’s peer-led Shabbat service at 10:15
Road Temple-Beth Am, will lead a 101 Richboro Road, Newtown. of Bucks County. Weekly open play Rav Shai Cherry invites you to spend a.m. Casual dress is appropriate
weekly one-hour “Mommy & Me” class for $2. To register, call 215-968-6755. Thursdays with him from 7:30-9 p.m. and everyone is welcome. For more
at 9:30 a.m. For more information, Bereavement Group. 944 Second Street Pike, Richboro. exploring different Jewish historical information, call 215-886-8000.
call 215-886-8000. 971 Old York Road, JFCS is offering an eight-session periods and themes with The Biblical 971 Old York Road, Abington.
Abington. support group for individuals Lion of Judah Dinner. Period (Unit 1) and The Rabbinic Period
who have suffered the loss of a Join our annual celebration of (Unit 2). The program is free and open Wine Tasting and Jazz.
Knitting with a Mission. spouse or partner. Participants our Jewish communities’ most to anyone. Unit 1 is from Oct. 24 to Nov. Bring your friends to a night out at
Join us as we knit/sew squares will find community, support, philanthropic women. Cost is 14; Unit 2 is from Nov. 21 through Dec. Congregation Kol Emet. We will have
together to make beautiful afghans strength and comfort in a warm and $100 per person. You will have 19 (except for Thanksgiving). For more wine tasting, jazz, hors d’oeuvres, raffle
for people in need of comfort and professionally guided discussion. the opportunity to make your Lion information, call 215-635-6611 or email baskets and a wine pull. $75. 7:30 p.m.
knit hats and scarves for vulnerable For more information or to register, of Judah level ($5,000 minimum [email protected] 7763 Old York 1360 Oxford Valley Road, Yardley.
individuals. Yarn is provided. Basic call 866-JFCS-NOW. 10:30 a.m. contribution) donation to the Jewish Road, Elkins Park.
knowledge of knitting is required to The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Community Fund. Glatt kosher meal Theater Performance.
FRIDAY, OCT. 25 “Train for Two” is an award-winning
show that uses movement, music and
Adult Activities. edge-of-the-seat dialogue to examine
A full day of activities for active the power of choice in the context of
adults. Coffee, tea and munchies while the Holocaust and the post-war era.
you schmooze with friends at 8:30 The play based on the true story of
a.m., chair exercise or current events the director Dan Petrenko’s family.
at 9:30 a.m., Kabbalat Shabbat service Told through flashbacks to the past
at 10:30 a.m., join Rabbi Beth Janus
for The Rabbi’s Tisch at 11:30 a.m., See Calendar, Page 30


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Calendar questions. 9:15 a.m. 239 Welsh Road, Genealogy Meeting. [email protected] For further One-Man Show.
Maple Glen. Jordan Auslander will discuss information, visit A performance written and performed
Continued from Page 29 “Researching N.Y. City Resources events/. 7 p.m. 1901 Kresson Road, by Jesse Bernstein on his grandfather,
Brotherhood Brunch. Remotely” at a 1:30 p.m. meeting Cherry Hill, New Jersey. who was the doctor to the head of
as well as a contemporary encounter Join the Brotherhood of Old York of the Jewish Genealogy Society the Jewish Mafia in New Jersey. This
between two strangers on a train, the Road Temple–Beth Am and kickoff of Greater Philadelphia at Reform MONDAY, OCT. 28 one-person show explores morality,
narrative explores the extremes of the new year with a Sunday brunch. Congregation Keneseth Israel. For legacy and Jewish identity in America.
human sacrifice in a state of crisis. For Enjoy lox, bagels and a discussion more information, call 215-338-7920. Speaker Series. The performance will be followed by
questions or to buy tickets, call 1-800- on male breast cancer with speaker 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park. Join Golden Slipper Gems On the a conversation with actor/playwright
487-1490 or visit Stephen Sala, a male breast cancer Main Line for a stimulating morning Bernstein led by Theatre Ariel Artistic
7:30 p.m. Also at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 27. survivor. For more information, Piano Concert. for the next eight weeks. Among Director Deborah Baer Mozes. 7 p.m.
KleinLife: Northeast Philadelphia. contact Brotherhood President Steven “Piano Works” is an original the speakers this semester are Har Zion Temple. 1500 Hagys Ford
10100 Jamison Ave., Philadelphia. Rigefsky at 215 464-2706 or visit arrangement composed and played Buntzie Churchill, Rep. Mary Jo Daley, Road, Penn Valley. Brunch at 9:30 a.m. by pianist Lou Walinsky and combines Mitchell Rothman and more. For more
Classical Music Concert. Speaker at noon. 971 Old York Road, crucial elements in classical music information and registration, call our TUESDAY, OCT. 29
Reform Congregation Keneseth Abington. and jazz. It’s intended for anyone office at 601-359-8632, ext 11. 10 a.m.
Israel presents Natalie Zhu and who is passionate about good Adath Israel. 250 N. Highland Ave., The Joys of Yiddish.
Friends performing their critically Men’s Club Brunch. music, regardless of genre. $10. 2 Merion Station. You do not have to be able to speak or
acclaimed program from The Kingston Join the Men’s Club of Congregations p.m. Perelman Jewish Day School understand Yiddish to experience the
Chamber Music Festival this past of Shaare Shamayim for our Meet Stern Center. 49 Haverford Road, Scandalous Art Lecture. joys of Yiddish culture. Enjoy Yiddish
summer. Program includes Barber’s the Candidates Brunch. This event Wynnewood. “Scandalous” is a presentation by literature, poetry, folk songs, art
“Adagio for Strings,” Beethoven’s is open to the community and there Phyllis Gotkin discussing the change songs, theater songs, opera, drama,
“String Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, no. is no charge. Come out and ask the Tribute Concert. in morality on three continents over comedy, movies and incidentally learn
5,” and Brahms’ “Piano Trip in B Major, candidates the important questions Tiferet Bet Israel welcomes 1,100 years. Pictures of works of art the language. 10-11 a.m. and 5-6 p.m.
Op. 8.” 7:30 p.m. Tickets at door $35. and hear their answers. In addition, The Wister Quartet at 4 p.m. to are shown to illustrate these changes. Har Zion Temple. 1500 Hagys Ford
Students through age 23 are free. there will be a demonstration of the commemorate the 75th anniversary of Some were not accepted then, and are Road, Penn Valley.
Free parking, handicap accessible. city’s new voting machine. RSVP to the liberation of Auschwitz. Featuring now; some were accepted then, but are
For more information, call 215-887- the CSS office at 215-677-1600. 9:30 Hadyn String Quarter in Eb Major, not accepted today; some have never Farmers Market.
8700 or visit a.m. 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia. Farago “Hebraic” String Quartet and changed. Gotkin taught hematology Buy fresh and local produce from
8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park. Debussy String Quartet in G Minor. for 45 years and has been a tour guide our own hoop houses and gardens
Meet the Author. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (some produce purchased wholesale
SUNDAY, OCT. 27 Author Robert Rosen will speak on at the door. Email [email protected] for 18 years. $10. 10:30 a.m. Reform for supply). We accept cash, SNAP/
his newest book, “Bobby in Naziland: to reserve your ticket. Congregation Keneseth Israel. 8339 EBT Access Card, Philly Food Bucks
Grounds for Sculpture Tour. A Tale of Flatbush,” at Temple Sinai 1920 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell. Old York Road, Elkins Park. and FMNP vouchers. All proceeds
Join the Sisterhood of Congregation Dresher at 10 a.m. The memoir traces are donated to Cook For A Friend
Beth Or and explore the 42-acre Rosen’s coming of age in Brooklyn as Bingo & Breakfast Buffet. Talmud Study. program. For more information,
Grounds for Sculpture park featuring the 1960s dawned, living in Flatbush Ten rounds of bingo, buffet, beverages This class asks the overarching contact John Eskate at 215-698-7300,
more than 270 works of art and alongside concentration camp and desserts. $36 for adults and $20 question: What is the Talmud trying ext 196. Noon to 2:30 p.m. KleinLife:
sculpture. Bus transportation, a survivors and World War II veterans. children. For more information, email to tell us about shame/shaming? 11:45 Northeast Philadelphia. 10100
one-hour guided tour and lunch at RSVP to this free event by emailing [email protected] 4:30 p.m. a.m. Har Zion Temple. 1500 Hagys Jamison Ave., Philadelphia.
Mastoris Diner are included. This Tobey Grand at [email protected] Congregation Tiferes B’Nai Israel. Ford Road, Penn Valley.
event is rain or shine. Cost is $65 per 1401 North Limekiln Pike, 2478 Street Road, Warrington. Lunch and Learn.
person. Send check, payable to Beth Dresher. Jewish Philosophy Talk. Discussion of the parshah of the
Or Sisterhood, to the Beth Or office, HaMotzi Dinner. Come study Jewish philosophy with week. This session will be led by
attention Ellen Mirbach. For more Boo at the Zoo. Community dinner at Reform a great group of learners as we read Rabbi Seth Frisch. All are welcome.
information, call the synagogue at Join the Mosaic Outdoor Club of Congregation Keneseth Israel. All and discuss articles on topics of Noon. Congregation Adath Jeshurun
215-646-5806. 9 a.m. 80 Sculptors Philadelphia in experiencing Boo at welcome. 5 p.m. 8339 Old York Road, philosophy. This year our focus will be library. 7763 Old York Road, Elkins
Way, Hamilton Township, New Jersey. the Philadelphia Zoo. The group will Elkins Park. on Zionism, messianism and Jewish Park.
meet at 10 a.m. in front of the lion radicalism. 1 p.m. Har Zion Temple.
Reintroduction to Judaism. statue at the main entrance to the Rat Pack Concert. 1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley. Lunch and Learn.
How long has it been since your first zoo at 34th Street and Girard Avenue. Las Vegas impersonators of Frank Discussion of the parshah of the week.
introduction to Judaism? Is it time Nonmembers are welcome. For more Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Mahjong. This session will be led by Rabbi Ira
for a reintroduction? Join Rabbi information, call Neil at 215-331-8194. Davis Jr. will perform at Temple Beth Join the Sisterhood of Melrose B’nai Flax. All are welcome. Noon. 1801
Jason Bonder at Congregation Beth 3400 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia. Sholom. General admission is $36 per Israel Emanu-El for our weekly Market St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia.
Or this fall for a six-session mini- person, intern and student admission friendly mahjong game. Open to the
course appropriate for all who want Jewish Museum Trip. $15, patron $136 and benefactor entire kehillah. No charge for MBIEE Mahjong.
to learn about Judaism, and more Northeast NORC trip to National $1,000. A portion of the proceeds sisterhood members. A one-time Our mahjong group meets at 1 p.m.
specifically geared towards those Museum of American Jewish History. from The Rat Pack is Back concert will charge of $36 includes membership in the Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel
who need a refresher. We will cover Cost is $13 and includes admission and support LOTEM, a Jewish National to the MBIEE Sisterhood. Contact synagogue chapel, to play the game,
history, theology, holidays and how to transportation leaving from the NORC Fund program in Israel. RSVP to 215-635-1505 or [email protected] have fun and raise money for tikkun
teach this to others such as kids and office. Call 215-320-0351 to register. Communications Coordinator Allison org for more information. 7 p.m. olam. Have you heard of mahjong and
friends. Contact Bonder at [email protected] 8546B Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia. Borenstein at 856-751-6663 x203 or 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park. want to learn to play? Are you new in or 215-646-5806 with any


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town looking for the game? Have you WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30
lived in town and want a new group
to play with? We’re always looking Atlantic City Trip.
for new players. We ask for a $4 Join the Sisterhood of Melrose B’nai
donation per session. 300 S. 18th St., Israel Emanu El for a bus trip to Atlantic
Philadelphia. City Resorts Casino where Jimmy Mazz
will be performing. There will be plenty
Mahjong Class. of time to gamble, grab lunch, enjoy the
Join instructor Michelle Partlow for Boardwalk and the show. $35. 9:45 a.m.
a five-week series of lessons on how 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park.
to play this famous game that all of
your friends are already playing. For Ultima_Gaina / iStock / Getty Images Plus
information and registration, call our
office at 610-359-8632, ext. 11. 1 p.m. Atlantic City Trip. Jewish-Catholic Relations. The class will be held Wednesdays the Hertz Chumash, the Etz Hayim
Adath Israel. 250 N. Highland Ave., Jewish War Vets Post 305 trip to American Jewish Committee from 6:45-9:15 p.m. Cost is $75 plus Chumash and the commentaries of
Merion Station. Atlantic City Resorts Casino where Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey a 2019 card. For more information, modern biblical scholars to deepen
Jimmy Mazz will be performing. in partnership with the Consulate call 215-886-8000. Old York Road our understanding of the first book of
Architect Panel. $5 food coupon and $10 slot play, General of Italy in Philadelphia invites Temple – Beth Am. 971 Old York the Bible. 10 a.m. Har Zion Temple.
Louis I. Kahn was one of the most credit total cost $37. Board bus at the community to attend its 2019 Road, Abington. 1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn
influential architects of the 20th 9:45 a.m.; bus leaves at 10 a.m. from Ciao Philadelphia program: “The Valley.
century, a Philadelphian and a Russian Welsh Road and Leonard Street in Past, Present, and Future of Jewish- Mahjong.
Jewish immigrant. A panel of world front of the Tremont Plaza Shopping Catholic Relations.” $15 registration Old York Road Temple-Beth Am Exploring ‘Hamilton.’
experts explores Kahn’s long-term Center (park on street only). includes program and lunch. Contact will host a drop-in mahjong game The Broadway show “Hamilton”
impact on American design as well as Call 215-742-1420 to RSVP. [email protected] or 215-665- at 7 p.m. Bring your cards. Mahjong made history by mixing hip-hop
lesser-known aspects of his life and 1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 2300 for more information or to sets and cards will be for sale. Call with musical theater. This six-week
work, including his designs for private New Jersey. RSVP. Noon. 1600 Market St., 215-886-8000. 971 Old York Road, course will explore popular music and
homes and a historic synagogue, and Suite 3600, Philadelphia. Abington. Broadway, the genius of Lin-Manuel
his teaching career at the University Cooking Class. Miranda and the real Alexander
of Pennsylvania. Free for members Are you curious about the other Lunch and Learn. Film Screening. Hamilton. For more information, call
of the Athenaeum, members of the side of the world? Join JFCS and Discussion of the parshah of the week “The Song of Names” is an historical 267-984-0722. 10 a.m. Shir Ami.
National Museum of American The Geography Lady, Alycia Larson, This session will be led by Rabbi Gary drama following Martin, a man 101 Richboro Road, Newtown.
Jewish History and PennCard for an interactive learning experience Charlestein. All are welcome. 12:30 searching for his childhood best
holders. General admission $12. as we explore Korea and Italy. p.m. 1710 Romano Drive, friend Owen — a Polish violin prodigy Bereavement Group.
7 p.m. 101 S. Independence Mall East, From maps, pictures, language, Norristown. orphaned in the Holocaust who JFCS is offering an eight-session
Philadelphia. poetry, music, crafts and festivals. vanished decades before on the support group for individuals
Following this presentation, Bereavement Group. evening of his much-anticipated who have suffered the loss of a
Cooperation Talk. participants will join Drew Gold, For the post-bereaved, held at first public concert. Years later, spouse or partner. Participants
Join Main Line Reform Temple at JFCS kitchen educator, in the Northeast NORC, from 1-2:30 p.m. while serving as a judge in a musical will find community, support,
7:30 p.m. to hear from co-executive Weinberg Teaching Kitchen to cook Free. Email [email protected] competition, Martin discovers a strength and comfort in a warm and
directors of NIF grantee, the Abraham specialty dishes from these countries. com or call 215-320-0351 to register. young student playing in Owen’s professionally guided discussion.
Initiatives, one of Israel’s leading $18. The Barbara and Harvey 8546B Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia. unique style. The encounter sends For more information or to register,
shared society organizations. Brodsky Enrichment Center of him on a transcontinental search that call 866-JFCS-NOW. 10:30 a.m.
The speakers will discuss the JFCS. 345 Montgomery Ave., Film Screening. reveals elements of his dear friend’s The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky
organization’s work in the weeks Bala Cynwyd. The 2018 documentary “The Oslo tormented life. 7 p.m. Lightbox Enrichment Center of JFCS.
leading up to last month’s elections Diaries” retells the events leading Film Center. 3701 Chestnut St., 345 Montgomery Ave., Bala
as well as their broader efforts to Parshat Hashavua. up to the Oslo Accords and how Philadelphia. Cynwyd.
advance shared society and promote For those between the ages of 45ish the agreement changed the Middle
equality among Israel’s Jewish and and 65ish, together, we will focus on East. The Israel Cultural & Advocacy THURSDAY, OCT. 31 Torah Study.
Palestinian citizens. 410 Montgomery topics that are relevant today. Are you Committee at Reform Congregation Midday Torah study with Rabbi Eric
Ave., Wynnewood. dealing with aging parents, the loss of Keneseth Israel will be screening Mommy & Me. Lazar at noon. All are welcome.
your parents, family illness, and their the film in the chapel at 1 p.m. Sherrie Turetsky, director of the Temple Brith Achim. 481 S. Gulph
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 30 health, adult children and dating, just 8339 Old York Road, Elkins School of Early Learning at Old York Road, King of Prussia.
to name a few? What does the Torah Park. Road Temple-Beth Am, will lead a
Coffee and Conversation. teach us about our responsibilities weekly one-hour “Mommy & Me” Canasta Open Play.
After morning minyan, enjoy coffee in these areas? If you want to be Mahjong for Beginners class at 9:30 a.m. For more Canasta walk-in friendly game.
and an open forum for learning at a part of a study group to discuss If you have always wanted to learn information, call 215-886-8000. 1-3 p.m. Social hall at Ohev Shalom
8 a.m. Rabbi Andrew Markowitz contemporary issues, join us. how to play mahjong, or if you just 971 Old York Road, Abington. of Bucks County. Weekly open play
will teach and answer your Jewish 11 a.m. Har Zion Temple. want to brush up on your skills, this for $2. To register, call 215-968-
questions. Coffee and Conversation 1500 Hagys Ford Road, class is for you. Sign up now for this Torah Study. 6755. 944 Second Street Pike,
is free and open to the community. Penn Valley. six-week class beginning Oct. 16. Study of commentaries found in Richboro. l
Adath Israel on the Main Line. 250 N.
Highland Ave., Merion Station.


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“Lady Di”
5/1/43 – 7/27/19
örökké szeretlek édesem Michael Fintz Amsterdam was born on June Toby Zelda Chase, Friday, October 11,2019 at
27, 1921, to Peter Amsterdam and Raschel Masonic Village of Lafayette Hill, PA. Sur-
(I love you forever my sweetheart) Fintz Amsterdam in Philadelphia, vived by husband, Jack Lev Ari, sister of
Pennsylvania. His parents were immigrants: Phyllis Chase Cohen (Dr. Martin), dear child-
A COMMUNITY Peter (D.O.B. 3-15-1885) from hood friend Helen Daniel Stamm, nieces Ivy
REMEMBERS Bialystok/Brest, Russia and Raschel (D.O.B. Marcus, Tracy Greenfield, and nephew Dr.
7-15-1889) from Giurgiu, Romania. He Robert Cohen. A memorial service will be
MONTHLY ARCHIVES OF JEWISH EXPONENT passed on July 9, 2019 in Madison, Wiscon- held at Sarah Mausoleum, Montefiore
DEATH NOTICES ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE. sin, 11 days after his 98th birthday. Michael Cemetery, Jenkintown PA Sunday, Novem-
was a graduate of Olney High School in Phil- ber 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Contributions may adelphia, class of 1937, received a Bachelor be made to: Masonic Charities, 801 Ridge
of Science degree in chemical engineering Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444.
from University of Pennsylvania in 1941, and
earned a Master of Science degree in phys- PENNICK FUNERAL HOME
ics from Lehigh University in 1947 and a PhD
in physics from Temple University in 1959. FADEN
He was drafted in 1943 to basic training and
also went to officer’s training school in 1945 Bruce B. Faden, September 24, 2019. Hus-
to become a lieutenant in the Army Air Corps. band of Maria Faden. Father of Danielle
He met Harriet Gertrude Cooper on April 17, (Steven) Landau, Jessica (Nick) Cifaldi and
1953, famously enjoyed mint chocolate chip the late Stacey Hertfelder. Step father of
ice cream with her, and married on January Maira Bautista. Brother of Shelley (the late
3, 1954. They remained married for 63 years Bob) Faden-Focht, Alan I. (Amy) Faden, MD
until Harriet passed on September 12, 2017. and Shari (Tom) Faden Donahue. Also sur-
After Philadelphia, Michael and Harriet vived by 7 grandchildren and 2 great grand-
resided in Greensburg, Pennsylvania; children. Interment Locustwood Memorial
Kokomo, Indiana, and Phoenix, Arizona, be- Park, Cherry Hill, NJ. Contributions may be
fore moving to Madison, Wisconsin to live in made to Abramson Cancer Center, www.pen-
Capitol Lakes Retirement Center where they or the Wounded Warrior
spent their final years living closer to two of Project
their daughters. Over Michael’s lifetime he
worked various jobs. At different points he PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc.
worked for the government. One of his tasks
was to calculate the balance of large vessels GORDESKY
and another was working on the detection of
submarines and propeller balance. Michael Samuel Aaron Gordesky, Somers Point, NJ at
worked for Radio Corporation of America age 98 was known to family and friends as
(RCA) in Camden, New Jersey; Westing- Sol. Born in Philadelphia, he was preceded in
house in Greensburg, Pennsylvania (working death by his wife Allene and his three older
on solar cells in the 1960’s); Delco Electron- siblings Edward Gordy, Rita Chorney and Lil-
ics/General Motors in Kokomo, Indiana lian Podell. Sol was an avid tennis player and
(1970’s worked on computer components), that’s an understatement. He continued to
and Motorola in Phoenix, Arizona (1979 to play until the age of 88 when he absolutely
mid ‘80’s working on solid state had to quit because he just couldn’t see the
physics/properties of solids and conduction ball. A consummate humanitarian, Sol often
of crystals used in transmitters). Michael was stepped in to help others who could not help
preceded in death by his parents and his themselves by showing them they could suc-
older sister, Alice Smith. He is survived by ceed. For example, he helped illiterate adults
his 4 children, Beth (Jeff) Schenck, Lori Ams- learn to read and assisted new Americans
terdam (Barclay Shultz), Sara Berg, and Peter from many different countries find meaning-
Amsterdam (Dong Hui Kang). He is also sur- ful lives in the United States. Sol always held
vived by 9 grandchildren, Jesse (Katherine) a special place in his heart for the State of Is-
Schenck, Sarah Schenck, Eren Shultz, Zoey rael and after he retired from business, he
Shultz, Hanna (Seth) Dotson, Halle Berg, served in the Israeli army through the Volun-
Chloe Amsterdam, Noah Amsterdam, Ben- teers for Israel Program. He was a tireless
jamin Amsterdam, and 2 great grand-daugh- advocate for equal justice, civil rights and for
ters, Julia and Eva Schenck, as well as nu- any issue which he saw as “just plain
merous nieces and nephews. wrong.” More often than not, he was drafted
into leadership roles preferring to work dili-
BARTASH gently behind the scenes without fanfare. He
loved Judaism and was an ardent supporter
Bessie Bartash, on October 13, 2019. of a long list of Jewish causes throughout his
Daughter of the late Mollie and Samuel life. Sol will be missed by his two daughters
Bartash. Beloved Aunt of Laurie Corson, Joan G. Kaufman and Susan Gordesky (aka
David Bartash, Bonnie Simon, Ronald Joanie & Susie), son-in-law Louis Hecht, Jr.,
Bartash and Shirley Bartash.Services Private. his three grandchildren David Kaufman, Alex-
Contributions in her memory may be made to ander Bruner, Katelyn Bruner, nieces and
a charity of the donor’s choice. nephews and many friends. He will be lov-
ingly remembered by his remarkable team of
GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S dedicated care givers and their families for
RAPHAEL-SACKS the past three years.



Syd (Bill) Bilgram, on October 12, 2019. Born Jack Leventhal, October 14, 2019 of Lafay-
in India, Syd came to the USA and graduated ette Hill, PA. Beloved husband of the late
college in Philadelphia. He was a retired busi- Irene (nee Gibber) and the late Marilyn (nee
ness owner. Devoted husband of Dora (née Shandroff). Devoted father of Judi Fisher
Anszis); loving father of Steven (Elisabeth) (Neil) and Robert Leventhal (Jane). Dear
Bilgram and Ilene (Eric) Lechtzin; adoring brother of Norman Leventhal and Vida Klein.
grandfather of Nicole, Lindsay, Sophia, Dav- Loving grandfather of Scott Fisher (Janna),
id, Alexia and Oliver. Syd was a living related Adam Fisher (Rebecca), Jen Esser (Paul),
kidney donor in 1989. Contributions in his and Jay Leventhal (Aly). Loving great grand-
memory may be made to the National Kidney father of Mayah and Blake Fisher. Funeral
Foundation, www. services were held on Thursday October 17
RAPHAEL-SACKS memory may be made to the Israel Guide
Dog Center, 968 Easton Road, Suite H, War-
To place a Memorial Ad rington, PA 18976.
call 215.832.0749

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Miriam Lichtenstein, on October 13, 2019,
she resided in Ardmore, PA The former Miri-
am Himelfarb, wife of the late Albert; mother
of Danny Lichtenstein and Ellen Lichtenstein;
sister of Paul (Sheila) Himelfarb; grandmoth-
er of Andrew, Matthew and Ariel.


Irving Miterman, age 96, died on October 16, Dr. Allen Irwin Swartz on October 12, 2019.
2019. He was a retired Aeronautical Engin- Husband of Jacqueline (nee Yerusalim); fath-
eer who resided in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. er of Eric (Michal) Swartz, and Evan Sharaby-
Beloved husband of late Shirley (nee Taplar); Swartz (Sari); brother of Barry (late Maida)
loving father of Marc (Jackie) and Gail (Jay) Swartz, and Janet Swartz; grandfather of Niv
Zelnick; dear brother of Harold; and adoring Swartz, Itai Swartz, Hili Swartz, Eden Sol
grandfather of Sam Zelnick. Contributions in Sharaby-Swartz and Kai Noah Sharaby-
her memory may be made to a charity of the Swartz. The world lost a very fine and giving
donor's choice. person. Contributions in his memory may be
made to Eileen Stein Jacoby Fund c/o Cheryl
GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S Herman, 846 Barnswallow Lane, Huntingdon
RAPHAEL-SACKS Valley, PA. 19006.

Adrianne Safier (nee Ricles), age 91, died on
October 14, 2019. She was a retired librari- WRIGHT
an who resided in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.
Wife of the late Irving; mother of Randall Naomi Wright, age 85, passed away Sunday,
(Sara) Safier, Cynthia Lehrer, and Sylvia September 29, 2019. Naomi graduated from
Guerra; grandmother of Rebecca, Diann (Mi- West Philadelphia High and Marietta College.
chael), Joseph, Joshua, and Shayna; and She was a History and ESL teacher and later
great-grandmother of Nathaniel. Contribu- an adjunct Instructor at Wilmington Uni-
tions in her memory may be made to Con- versity. She was a lover of the arts locally and
gregation Or Ami, 708 Ridge Pike, Lafayette regionally and attended many Symphony, Op-
Hill, PA 19444 or the Upper Merion Twp. Lib- era, and Broadway shows while also enjoy-
rary, 175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prus- ing ballroom dancing. Preceded in death by
sia, PA 19406. her husband of 27 years, Peter Wright; she is
survived by her loving partner, Donald Mar-
GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S tin; son, Hal Goldberg (Bernice); daughter,
RAPHAEL-SACKS Gail Goldberg; granddaughters, Sarah Gold-
berg Springer and Karyn Vose (Thomas);
SAVELL great-granddaughter, Autumn Vose.

Constance "Connie" Savell (nee Barsky) On SCHOENBERG MEMORIAL CHAPEL
October 10, 2019, at home, with loving
friends, in the warm embrace of her adoring Honor the memory
son, Kirk. Graced with the sweetest of hearts of your
as well as an indomitable spirit, Connie
shared excitement and humor, caring and loved one …
loyalty, honesty and love, wherever she went.
She led with her heart, always. A South Philly CALL 215-832-0749
girl, precious daughter of the late Louis and TO PLACE YOUR
Rosalyn (Ross) Barsky and dear sister to YAHRTZEIT AD.
Mindy Keesal, Connie single-handedly cre-
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Wynne, PA. She put herself through Villan-
ova University, a Bachelor's and Master's
graduate with the highest honors, and then OCTOBER 24, 2019 33
managed the school's Human Organization
Science Institute. Connie was a published
poet -- a prolific and bold writer. She also
passionately performed educational work-
shops, mostly for seniors, throughout the
Philadelphia area. A quick wit, with a smile
that warmed your being, Connie was happi-
est when caring for others. Though afflicted
for decades with a panic disorder more
severe than any had ever encountered, she
ferociously, she valiantly, fought on every
single day to be Connie -- to live with joy.
Through pleasure or pain, for over 85 years,
there was surely not one dull moment. Above
all, Connie was a fabulously loving mother to
Kirk, and to Wayne Savell, and to the late
Keith Savell, lost at age 10. Proud grand-
mother of Keven Savell, Connie will be pro-
foundly missed. We love you infinity plus
plus plus… Together again with her angel,
Keith. Contributions in her name may be
made to ElderNet, 9 South Bryn Mawr Ave.,
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.




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reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. No statement is made as to the accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footages are [email protected]
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ability. Run errands, light house- DECEASED. CEASED. CEASED. been incorporated under the provi- STATEWIDE ADS Classified
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care service provided by li- ESTATE OF DAVID JOHN NYCE, ESTATE OF KATHLEEN SEDOR, DE- a/k/a SHIRLEY SCHUPAK, DE- Notice is hereby given that, pursu- ate today. 15% off and 0% finan-
censed chef, cert. medical DECEASED CEASED. CEASED. ant to the Business Corporation cing for those who qualify. PLUS
asst. and health care man- Late of Philadelphia County, Late of Philadelphia Late of Philadelphia Law of 1988, RR Donnelley Finan- Senior & Military Discounts. Call
ager. Over 35 years of exp. Pennsylvania LETTERS of ADMIN- LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the cial, Inc., a corporation incorpor- 1-855-569-3087
and service, own transporta- ISTRATION on the above Estate the above Estate have been gran- above Estate have been granted to ated under the laws of the State of
tion reliable woman. Profes- have been granted to the under- ted to the undersigned, who re- the undersigned, who request all Delaware will withdraw from doing SENIORS TO SENIORS
sional and bonded. 267-940- signed, who request all persons quest all persons having claims or persons having claims or demands business in Pennsylvania. The ad-
8591. having claims or demands against demands against the estate of the against the estate of the decedent dress of its principal office in its "Stunning, Sophisticated Sixty " In Excellent
COMPANION Live In for elderly. the estate of the decedent to make decedent to make known the same to make known the same and all jurisdiction of incorporation is 35 Shape, Mom of adult kids, Energetic with
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SEEKING POSITION to care for payment without delay to David delay to MICHAEL J. STRZELECKI, MICHELE A. SCHUPAK-FINEGAN, mercial registered office provider in Center City Location. Arts, Culture, Fine Din-
the elderly. 14 yrs exp. and excell Nyce, Administrator c/o Michael E. ADMINISTRATOR, c/o Nathan EXECUTRIX, c/o Harry Metka, Esq., Pennsylvania is C T Corporation ing, Tennis, Weightlifting and Theatre are
refs. Call 267-210-0054 Eisenberg, Esquire 2935 Byberry Snyder, Esq., 3070 Bristol Pike, 4802 Neshaminy Blvd., Ste. 9, Ben- System. some compatible interests.
Road, Suite 107 Hatboro, PA 19040 Bldg. 2, Ste. 204, Bensalem, PA salem, PA 19020,
LEGAL NOTICES Or to Attorney: 19020. Or to her Attorney: Summer House Institute has been Reply to:
STATE OF INDIANA Michael E. Eisenberg, Esquire Or to his Attorney: HARRY METKA incorporated under the provisions [email protected]
MARION CO. SUPERIOR COURT 2935 Byberry Road, Suite 107 NATHAN SNYDER 4802 Neshaminy Blvd., Ste. 9 of the PA Nonprofit Corporation
Hatboro, PA 19040 LAW OFFICE OF NATHAN SNYDER Bensalem, PA 19020 Law of 1988. I am Philly based lady. Intelligent, good look-
CAUSE NO. Estate of Wiley Lee Jones, Jr.; 3070 Bristol Pike, Bldg. 2, Ste. 204 ESTATE OF SUSAN H. WARTEN- Cheshire Law Group ing, 5'7", pleasant. Would like a friendly male,
49D10-1906-DN-024014 Jones, Jr., Wiley Lee late of Phil- Bensalem, PA 19020 BERG, DECEASED. Clarkson-Watson House late 70's; early 80's to enjoy accompanying
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF KLAY adelphia, PA. Late of the Township of Northamp- 5275 Germantown Ave. me to shows, movies, the shore, country
GBALUO, PETITIONER and LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION ESTATE OF MARC RAIKEN, DE- ton, Bucks County, PA. First Floor drives and dinner, etc. Reply to Box GOG
RICHARD FRED COKS, on the above estate have been CEASED LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the Philadelphia, PA 19144
granted to the undersigned, who Late of Montgomery County, above Estate have been granted to SENIORS TO SENIORS BOX REPLIES
RESPONDENT request all persons having claims Pennsylvania LETTERS of ADMIN- the undersigned, who request all The 46 N. Main Condominium As-
SUMMONS - or demands against the estate of ISTRATION on the above Estate persons having claims or demands sociation has been incorporated will be forwarded once a week on Friday.
SERVICE BY PUBLICATION the decedent to make known the have been granted to the under- against the estate of the decedent under the provisions of the To answer a Senior to Senior ad, address your reply to:
NOTICE OF SUIT - You are notified same, and all persons indebted to signed, who request all persons to make known the same and all Pennsylvania Business Corpora-
that you have been sued in the the decedent to make payment having claims or demands against persons indebted to the decedent tion Law of 1988. JE Box ( )
Court above-named and a hearing without delay, to Sharmane S. the estate of the decedent to make to make payment without delay to Classified Dept.
will take place in Marion Co. Super- Walker, 7247 Spruce St., Upper known the same and all persons in- JAMES H. WARTENBERG (a/k/a PETITION NAME CHANGE 2100 Arch Street 4th Floor • Philadelphia, PA 19103
ior Court. The nature of the suit Darby, PA 19082 and Micah A. debted to the decedent to make JAMES WARTENBERG), EXECUT- Court of Common Pleas for the
against you is a Petition For Dissol- Jones, 1518 Rosalie St., Phil- payment without delay to Bruce OR, c/o Rebecca Rosenberger County of Philadelphia, September DEADLINE - To Place your Senior to Senior Ad
ution. This summons by publica- adelphia, PA 19149, Co-Adminis- Raiken, Administrator c/o Michael Smolen, Esq., 1 Bala Plaza, Ste. Term, 2019, No. 4756. Notice is Friday by 10 am for the following Thursday’s issue
tion is specifically directed to trators. E. Eisenberg, Esquire 2935 By- 623, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. Or to hereby given that on October 7,
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torney, within twenty (20) days Philadelphia, PA 19102 Michael E. Eisenberg, Esquire BALA LAW GROUP, LLC ah Arnold. The court has fixed
after notice of suit, and if you fail to ESTATE OF GREALON TIMOTHY 2935 Byberry Road, Suite 107 1 Bala Plaza, Ste. 623 November 22, 2019 at 10:30am in
do so, a judgment will be entered GAINEY, DECEASED. Hatboro, PA 19040 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 courtroom 691, City Hall, Phil-
against you for what the Petition Late of Philadelphia ESTATE OF THEODORE A. adelphia, PA for hearing. All per-
has demanded. Date: 6/14/19. Myla LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION ESTATE OF MARIE TRIBUIANI, DE- SCHWARTZ, DECEASED. sons interested may appear and
A. Eldridge, Marion Co. Clerk. DBN on the above Estate have been CEASED. Late of Philadelphia show cause, if any they have, why
ESTATE of WILLIE L. GAUSE AKA granted to the undersigned, who Late of Philadelphia LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the the prayer of said petitioner should
WILLIE GAUSE, DECEASED request all persons having claims LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the above Estate have been granted to not be granted.
Late of Philadelphia or demands against the estate of above Estate have been granted to the undersigned, who request all
LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the the decedent to make known the the undersigned, who request all persons having claims or demands WANTED TO BUY
above Estate have been granted to same and all persons indebted to persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent
the undersigned, who request all the decedent to make payment against the estate of the decedent to make known the same and all
persons having claims or demands without delay to NAOMI WILKS to make known the same and all persons indebted to the decedent
against the estate of the decedent GAINEY, ADMINISTRATRIX DBN, persons indebted to the decedent to make payment without delay to
to make known the same and all c/o Adam S. Bernick, Esq., 2047 to make payment without delay to MARIS BREDT, EXECUTRIX, c/o
persons indebted to the decedent Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103, ALBERT TRIBUIANI, EXECUTOR, Kelly Barse, Esq., 1701 Walnut St.,
to make payment without delay to Or to her Attorney: c/o Kristy E. McCabe, Esq., 1515 6th Fl., Philadelphia, PA 19103,
David Neal Rubin, Executor, 2 Penn ADAM S. BERNICK Market St., Ste. 1801, Philadelphia, Or to her Attorney:
Center Suite 1030 1500 JFK Bvd, 2047 Locust St. PA 19102, KELLY BARSE
Philadelphia, PA 19102. Philadelphia, PA 19103 Or to his Attorney: THE LAW OFFICES OF PETER L.
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1500 JFK Bvd. Late of Philadelphia 1515 Market St., Ste. 1801 Philadelphia, PA 19103
Philadelphia, PA 19102. LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on Philadelphia, PA 19102 Estate of Vierge Elide Alcin
ESTATE OF ANDREW NESMITH, the above Estate have been gran- Alcin, Vierge Elide late of Phil-
SR. a/k/a ANDREW NESMITH, DE- ted to the undersigned, who re- ESTATE OF TONI LORRAINE adelphia, PA.
CEASED. quest all persons having claims or BROWN a/k/a TONI BROWN, DE- LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION
Late of the Philadelphia demands against the estate of the CEASED. on the above estate have been
LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on decedent to make known the same Late of Philadelphia granted to the undersigned, who
the above Estate have been gran- and all persons indebted to the de- LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on request all persons having claims
ted to the undersigned, who re- cedent to make payment without the above Estate have been gran- or demands against the estate of
quest all persons having claims or delay to BETH MCGOVERN, AD- ted to the undersigned, who re- the decedent to make known the
demands against the estate of the MINISTRATRIX, 4624 Street Rd., quest all persons having claims or same, and all persons indebted to
decedent to make known the same Trevose, PA 19053. demands against the estate of the the decedent to make payment
and all persons indebted to the de- ESTATE OF RITA T. SAYBOLT a/k/a decedent to make known the same without delay, to Julia Augustin,
cedent to make payment without RITA SAYBOLT, DECEASED. and all persons indebted to the de- 155 Washington Lane, Apt. E2,
delay to ANTOINNETTE NESMITH Late of Philadelphia cedent to make payment without Jenkintown, PA 19046, Adminis-
TRATRICES, c/o Adam S. Bernick, above Estate have been granted to ADMINISTRATRIX, c/o Nathan Michael Lambert, Esquire
Atty., 2047 Locust St., Philadelphia, the undersigned, who request all Snyder, Esq., 3070 Bristol Pike, Michael Lambert Law Office
PA 19103, persons having claims or demands Bldg. 2, Ste. 204, Bensalem, PA 5724 Rising Sun Avenue
Or to their Attorney: against the estate of the decedent 19020, Philadelphia, PA 19120
ADAM S. BERNICK to make known the same and all Or to her Attorney: ESTATE OF FREDERICK H.
2047 Locust St. persons indebted to the decedent NATHAN SNYDER YEAGER, DECEASED.
Philadelphia, PA 19103 to make payment without delay to LAW OFFICE OF NATHAN SNYDER Late of Philadelphia
c/o Harry Metka, Esq., 4802 Ne- Bensalem, PA 19020 above Estate have been granted to
shaminy Blvd., Ste. 9, Bensalem, the undersigned, who request all
PA 19020, To place an ad in the persons having claims or demands
Or to her Attorney: Real Estate Section against the estate of the decedent
HARRY METKA call 215.832.0749 to make known the same and all
4802 Neshaminy Blvd., Ste. 9 persons indebted to the decedent
Bensalem, PA 19020 to make payment without delay to
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Or to her Attorney:
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Community / mazel tovs



Abbe Fay Fletman and Deborah Claire Saltman were married on Oct. 20 at their residence in
Center City, Philadelphia. Rabbi Avi Winokur officiated.

Abbe is the daughter of Herbert and Sylvia Fletman of Philadelphia, and Deborah is the
daughter of Kurt and Bronia Saltman of Sydney, Australia.

Abbe graduated from the University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in history, from the
University of Pennsylvania Law School with a JD and from Temple University Beasley School of
Law with an L.L.M. in trial advocacy. She is a judge in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
and co-chairs the American Bar Association Litigation Section’s Access to Justice Committee.

Deborah graduated from the University of Sydney with an MD and from the University of
New South Wales with a Ph.D. She is the medical director of FemmePharma and chair of the
Independent Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC) of the Medicines & Healthcare Products
Regulatory Agency in London and holds visiting appointments at Harvard University, Imperial
College London and the University of Sydney.

The couple lives in Philadelphia.


Heather Barbera Pleads Guilty to Murder Tribe 12 Seeks Fellowship Applicants “The JFCS Wellness Fest ties perfectly to our
HEATHER BARBERA, 43, who was arrested last Tribe 12 announced that applications for its 2020 organization’s long-standing commitment to mental
year on charges relating to the deaths of her mother fellowship are open. health,” said Pia Eisenberg, senior vice president of
and grandmother, pleaded guilty to aggravated community engagement. “It is so easy to get lost in
manslaughter and murder. The fellowship, which is entering its 10th year, is taking care of others, so we are thrilled to give people
a leadership program “that guides fellows through the opportunity to do something for themselves at
In an Atlantic County the human-centered design process in addressing an this day-long immersion in self-care.”
courtroom on Oct. 15, Barbera issue or problem they are passionate about. Fellows
explained how a verbal fight will learn to apply entrepreneurial skills like proto- Proceeds from the event will benefit JFCS’ mental
with her mother, Michelle typing, financial planning, goal setting and public health programs and services.
Gordon, 67, turned physical, speaking to a business, nonprofit or independent
according to The Philadelphia project of their choice.” Individuals should RSVP in advance at
Inquirer. Answering questions
from her attorney, Barbera said When the program ends, fellows present their
that Gordon first hit her in work to the Tribe 12 community. KO Improves ‘Jewish Bulldog’ Boxing
the head with a flashlight. Then Barbera got a night- Record to 5-0
stick — which had belonged to her deceased father, The fellowship runs from January through May Benny “the Jewish Bulldog” Sinakin won his fifth pro-
who worked as a police officer — and hit her mother 2020 and is designed to run concurrently with school fessional boxing match in as many attempts on Oct.
repeatedly in the head. or work commitments. Anyone in their 20s and 30s 19 at the Metropolitan Opera House as he defeated
who is in the Greater Philadelphia area and considers Ferris Golden with a third-round knockout.
After Gordon was incapacitated, Barbera’s grand- themselves part of the Jewish community is invited
mother, Elaine Rosen, 87, tried to intervene. Barbera to apply. Sinakin, 22, has knocked out his opponent in three
hit her grandmother multiple times. of his five matches since debuting in 2018.
Applications are open through Dec. 1. The
Barbera now faces 42 years in prison. All the application and other information can be found at Sinakin, who has the Star of David emblazoned on
remaining charges against her, including robbery — his trunks, was profiled
police said she had stolen cash and credit cards from JFCS Sponsors Wellness Fest last year by the Jewish
her mother and grandmother — were dropped. Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Exponent.
Philadelphia is hosting an inaugural Wellness Fest
On July 8, 2018, Richard Rosen, Elaine Rosen’s from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 25 at its Barbara Before every fight,
son and Michelle Gordon’s brother, discovered the and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center at 345 Sinakin’s team circles
bodies in the Ventnor apartment where they lived. Montgomery Ave., in Bala Cynwyd. up, putting their arms
An autopsy revealed they had died of sharp and blunt around one another.
force trauma, and authorities labeled their deaths a The registration fee is $50 for a standard ticket, Father Lincoln Sinakin
homicide. which includes lunch, or $250 per person for priority and son recite the Shema — in Hebrew and English —
access. before the boxer breaks out into the personal prayer he
Richard Rosen was in the courtroom. Outside, composed:
he called Barbera’s testimony “a lie” and said he had The event features experts sharing insight on skin
hoped she would face a possible sentence of 60 years, care, healthy eating and mindfulness, among other “Please give me the strength of Samson; please give
according to the Inquirer. topics. me the courage of King David; and please give me the
wisdom of King Solomon. Amen.” l



NEWSMAKERS Members of Beth El Synagogue, Congregation Beth Israel, Shirat Hayam and Temple Beth
Shalom, along with other community members, donated more than 200 bags of food for the
JEVS Human Services announced the addition of Brian Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties food pantry for the High Holidays.
Leatherberry and Caroline Power to the JEVS Human Services
board of directors. Additionally, Jonathan Dubrow and Michelle
Tepper joined the JEVS Foundation board of directors.

Brian Leatherberry

Caroline Power Jewish Family Service
Michelle Tepper of Atlantic & Cape May
Counties sta and their
families assisted with
sorting hundreds of
nonperishable food
donations and stocked
them in the pantry on
Oct. 13.

Photos by Susan Kotzen

Jonathan Dubrow
Photos by Kristen Rantanen



The Jewish Residents’ Council at Ann’s Choice built a sukkah for Jewish National Fund recently held “A Night at the Zoo” fundraiser for young professionals at
the Jewish residents to enjoy for the holiday. the Philadelphia Zoo. More than 200 donors were treated to live music as they came together in
support of the organization’s work in Israel.

From left: Irene Heller, Barbara Steiner, Saul Jacobs, Sylvia Zireman, From left: Brandon Cohen, Chad Holtzman, Samantha van Adelsberg, Nathan Hammel, Dane Berkowitz,
Elaine Levy, Barbara Lipshutz and Marilyn Bartikowsky Vic Tabaac, Michelle Marowitz, Gaby Abramson, Danielle Hankin, Ryan Green and Mitch Benedon

Photo by Bernie Roseman

KleinLife in Northeast Philadelphia held an Oneg Shabbat in the
KleinLife Sukkah in observance of Sukkot.

From left: Josh
Bienenfeld, Rayni
Bienenfeld, Josh Jacobs,
Becca Fleischer and
Dani Barsky

From left: Barri Goldstein, Shelley Geltzer and Rabbi Sandra Rosenthal

Berliner Photo by Stephanie Hampson

Live Nation and Happy Place Philadelphia are bringing a
15,000-square-foot interactive pop-up immersive exhibit to the
King of Prussia Mall through Jan. 5, 2020.

From left: Vic Tabaac,
Dane Berkowitz,
Ashley Pachter and
Lauren O’Brien

Courtesy of JNF-USA

From left: Jon Hampton, senior vice president of Live Nation

Philadelphia; Geoffrey Gordon, regional president of Live Nation

Philadelphia; and Jared Paul, of Faculty Management and Productions

and founder of Happy Place Courtesy of Live Nation Philadelphia

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