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OF NOTE Rhawnhurst
OBITUARY His Flock
Lena Allen-Shore JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF
Dies at 97
Holocaust survivor RABBI YEHOSHUA YEAMANS was Justin Bender aims a gun at a target. Photos by Selah Maya Zighelboim
was friend of Pope just 29 when he was offered the big job
John Paul II. at B’nai Israel Ohev Zedek (BIOZ) in Gun Range Event
Rhawnhurst: head rabbi, with a flock all Teaches Firearm Usage
Page 4 his own.
SELAH MAYA ZIGHELBOIM | JE STAFF that could be heard through the earplugs
LOCAL The Scarsdale native was living in and earmuffs the attendees wore. Still, the
Edmonton, Alberta, working as an assis- ON A RECENT SUNDAY morning, a gunshots were more than capable of leav-
Temple Doesn’t tant rabbi and as the head of the local group of 16 Jewish men and one woman ing ears ringing.
Punish Professor NCSY chapter, with his wife, Sarah, and piled into firing lanes at the Israeli-owned
Fired CNN their children. His father-in-law, Rabbi Gun Range on North Percy Street in The group that day had come to get
commentator will Dovid Wachs (founding director of the Center City, where they picked up a gun, acquainted — or re-acquainted — with
keep his job. Philadelphia Etz Chaim), told him about peered through its sights and fired. guns. With the deadly synagogue shoot-
an opening at an area synagogue with a ing in Pittsburgh fresh on their minds,
Page 5 dwindling population. Was he interested? An explosive sound cracked the air in many felt it was time to wake up and learn
the enclosed space. That was almost all to defend themselves. They didn’t want to
EVENTS Four years later, BIOZ has added
nearly 30 young families, with a growing
MatzoBall to preschool to boot. After a long period
Liven Dec. 24 of uncertainty, there’s optimism in the
Once Again Rhawnhurst community that young
Event for Jewish Jewish life will persist. And if you ask con-
singles now in gregants at BIOZ, they’ll tell you: Yeamans
its 32nd year. has been one of the key forces in reinvigo-
rating the area.
“The warmth of the rabbi and his
Volume 203090 concern for his congregation is tremen-
Number 306 dous, and it makes you want to involve
yourself and take an active part of the
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Holocaust Survivor Lena Allen-Shore Dies at 97
OBITUARY topics from Holocaust studies Prayer and Peace. A er read-
LIZ SPIKOL | JE STAFF to combating prejudice. ing Building Bridges, the pope
wrote to Shore: “ ank you for
THÉRÈSE LENA SHORE, e author of 17 books in seeing deep into my thoughts
known professionally as Dr. English and French, and the and understanding the inten-
Lena Allen-Shore, died in composer of more than 100 tions of my actions.”
Ottawa, Canada, on Dec. 3, songs, Shore’s cantata e Little
with her two sons by her side. Shoes was performed in Poland Her lifelong commitment
for the 50th anniversary cel- to bringing people together in
Called “Canada’s Elie Wiesel” ebration of the liberation of mutual understanding emerged
by the Canadian Society for Auschwitz. She also had two hit out of a painful history.
Yad Vashem, the beloved Gratz songs in Canada, one of which,
College educator, author, musi- “Les Etoiles Sourient Pour érèse Lena Herzig was
cian and philosopher moved Noel,” was a Christmas song. born in Krakow, Poland, in
back to Canada from her home 1921. An energetic child with
in Philadelphia last year, a er A friend of Nobel Peace a passion for the outdoors,
her health declined. Prize winners like Father Shore took courses at the
Dominique Pire and Albert Conservatory of Music in Lvov
She had moved to Schweitzer, Shore wrote her until 1941, when she and her
Philadelphia in 1979, and it was most popular book, Building family were forced to ee the
in her adopted hometown that Bridges: Pope John Paul II and city when the Nazis came. Her
she established the Lena Allen- the Horizon of Life, based on family attributes Shore’s sur-
Shore Center, where she taught her 25 years of friendship and vival and that of her parents
and mentored thousands of conversation with the ponti . and brother to Shore’s courage:
Gratz students through the She accompanied Pope John She traveled alone one night
creation of 28 accredited inter- Paul II on his historic ve-day to get false documents for the
disciplinary courses ranging in visit to Jerusalem in 2000 and family, which enabled them to
to Assisi in 2002 for A Day of live out the remainder of the
war as Christians.
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knew their mother was special. “ at sunset never disap- provided her the opportunity
peared from my life,” she wrote to do all the things she felt
“It was really clear to me in her book Ten Steps in the were so important to making
that my mother was not like Land of Life. the world a better place. She
other mothers,” Jacques Shore was glad that, by coincidence,
said. “She wouldn’t be baking When her husband died her brother Adam Herzig also
cookies. at’s for sure. She suddenly in 1967, she took her settled in Philadelphia.
was not like anyone else.” endless energy and applied it
to his import-export business, See Obit, Page 24
She saw the world through running it successfully for
unjaundiced eyes, he said, with seven years. She got her mas-
an expansive, appreciative
attitude about life that drew
people to her.
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very strong values,” Jacques
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Torah’s History Connects Holocaust to School
LOCAL with the work, Nazis sent the had arrived from the Jewish Larry Lang and school librarian said. “We opened the gates to
SELAH MAYA ZIGHELBOIM | JE STAFF Jews to concentration camps, Museum in Prague so many Sean Boyle bring MST#1120 into the the parking lot. We had faculty
where most of them died. decades before, it marked a new Jewish Day School of the Lehigh ready to take this Torah in.
THOSE WHO frequented the chapter for MST#1120, but one Valley. It was just this holy moment
Gershman Y over the past few But the vast collection sur- that would be much brighter. of our responsibility from our
decades may have noticed a vived, including about 1,800 MST#1120 originally came from past to what we were going to
Torah scroll in a glass case. Torah scrolls. “Gentlemen,” it began, “we the former Czechoslovakia do with it for our future.”
have recently learned that the Photos provided
The scroll was on long-term For decades, a myth per- Westminister [sic] Synagogue The school is working to
loan to the Y from the Memorial vaded that the Nazis had col- has acquired a number of town from which they came,” create an openable case for it
Scrolls Trust, a London-based lected these items for an eventual Torahs that were saved from Charles Ticho said. so the Torah can both be put
organization that lends Torahs museum to the Jewish race, but synagogues destroyed by the on display in the lobby and be
from a collection of more no proof has been unearthed. Nazis during the Holocaust. It all happened quickly. In taken out on Yom Hashoah and
than 1,000 that survived the No one knows the true reason We understand that from time November, Golding learned the other occasions. In addition,
Holocaust. This particular why the Nazis put the collec- to time those Torahs have been Torah was available, and sub- the students will be working on
scroll, known as MST#1120, has tion together. Memorial Scrolls contributed to numerous syna- mitted an application right away. different ongoing projects with
led a perilous life. Trustee Jeffrey Ohrenstein said gogues in need of them.” the Torah.
his theory is that the Nazis On Nov. 28, Ron Ticho,
It has outlived the Holocaust, wanted to know the value of The letter was from Albert his daughter and friend Larry “Every time our students
communism and the ebbs and the possessions and planned to L. Pollock, then the vice pres- Lang went to the Gershman Y enter the lobby, they will walk
flows of changing Jewish life in take what they wanted from ident of the Congregation of to pick up the Torah and make by this Holocaust Torah,”
the United States. It has trav- the collection. the Young Men’s and Young the drive to Allentown. Golding said. “Now, this
eled the world from the former Women’s Hebrew Association, Holocaust Torah is in our chil-
Czechoslovakia, to England and “For me, the miracle is it sur- now known as the Gershman The day it arrived at the dren’s hands.” l
finally to the Gershman Y. And vived,” Ohrenstein said. “The Y. In the letter, he made a school, students were prepar-
after the community center’s Jewish people who couldn’t save request for a Torah. ing for Chanukah. It was also [email protected];
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MST#1120 has a new future at to save valuables.” Ruth Shaffer, the joint 65th gala, when they would
the Jewish Day School of the chairman and trustee, wrote celebrate a family whose
Lehigh Valley in Allentown. In February of 1948, com- back, telling him the trust no matriarch had, like MST#1120,
munists took over the region. longer had any kosher Torahs. survived the Holocaust in
“This became this Torah’s They moved the Torah scrolls However, many organizations Czechoslovakia.
home,” Head of School Amy into a damp warehouse, which put the non-kosher Torahs in
Golding said. “By virtue of had once housed a synagogue. sanctuaries and “use it on spe- It was then that Golding
making it feel like a family cific commemorative occasions received a text that the Torah
once it has left Czechoslovakia The scrolls remained there and give it life and purpose in was 10 minutes away.
and [has] Pennsylvania as its for nearly 20 years. this fashion.”
new owner, we felt we wanted “It felt like you were greet-
to keep that holy space for it.” In 1963, the govern- The deal was made. ing a bride at a wedding,” she
ment-controlled Artia com- MST#1120 found a new home
The scroll’s known history pany approached art dealer at the Gershman Y.
dates to 1942, when Jewish Eric Estorick about buying the
communities across Bohemia collection of scrolls. He dis- It remained there for more
and Moravia, part of what was cussed it with a client, Ralph than 30 years, until the end
then Czechoslovakia, received Yablon, who discussed it with of November.
a letter urging them to send Westminster Synagogue Rabbi
everything they had — their Harold Reinhart. With the impending closure
Torah scrolls, gold and silver, of the Gershman Y, Ohrenstein
even the mohel’s knife — to the In the end, they decided reached out to Charles Ticho,
Jewish Museum in Prague. to buy the 1,564 scrolls that a 91-year-old Holocaust survi-
remained. They spent those vor who has been involved in
More than 100 Jewish first few months examining the organization. Ohrenstein
communities in Bohemia and them and deciding which ones asked him if he would pick up
Moravia sent their possessions. were kosher, which could be MST#1120.
One was Přerov, which sent repaired and which could only
MST#1120. be used as a memorial. Ticho’s family had connec-
tions to the Jewish day school,
More than 212,000 items MST#1120 was labeled as and he and his son Ron Ticho
were sent to the museum, which “much repair needed.” Its card decided they would provide the
expanded by 14 times. More indicated that the upper right support needed so the Torah
than 40 warehouses were needed roller was broken and the ink would be moved to the school.
to store all of it. Nazis had Jews was coming off, while the con-
catalogue these treasures. dition of the parchment was “These are tangible items
“generally good.” that represent, not just the fact
When they were finished that there are Torah scrolls, but
In the summer of 1983, a they are, in effect, a memorial
letter arrived at Westminster to the Jews of that particular
Synagogue. Like the letter that
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THE KOSHER PANTRY at From left: Rabbi Simcha Zevit and administrative chaplain Denise Statham
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addition finally opened with a incident occurred that high- for the Jewish community.” meeting, Oppenheimer said, sion of meeting the needs of
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pantry allows the hospital to An Orthodox patient came in Oppenheimer got to work details. Still, she said, the population. Myself as a rabbi,
better meet the dietary needs just before Shabbat, and though researching other hospitals’ meeting was “phenomenal.” but also our department as a
of kosher-observing patients Schwartz got someone to kosher pantries, and she even whole, feel really grateful about
and their families. bring food from the Children’s visited a few, including one Within a week of the pantry being able to do that.” l
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organization that services observant. “I was a patient at gest hurdle had been cleared.
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been lobbying for the pantry then. My husband would have Schwartz, Oppenheimer zakianrugs.com
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But the heads of Bikkur
Cholim didn’t stop trying.
“I’m very persistent,” said
Malkie Schwartz, co-head
of Bikkur Cholim, “and the
patients were upset.”
For decades, kosher-observ-
ing patients who came into
the hospital relied on Bikkur
Cholim volunteers to bring
them kosher food. Over the
years, Zevit had begun coordi-
nating with the organization.
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Fellowship Program Expands to Philadelphia
LOCAL make their first foray into nizational focuses. For the near Bend the Arc, among other groups, march against police brutality in 2014.
JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF organizing or if they’re look- future, Sterns said, they’ll work Photo provided
ing to improve skills they’ve with groups on immigration,
BEND THE ARC, a Los honed elsewhere. criminal justice reform and Coro Foundation. Fellows Bend the Arc and, in his short
Angeles-based progressive fighting white nationalism, were expected to spend five- time there, he fell in love with
Jewish organization, will It’s “designed to be an among other priorities. week stints with various pub- the organization.
expand its Jeremiah Fellowships entry-level program,” Sterns lic policy groups, and Bocarsly
to Philadelphia starting in 2019. said, though “the strongest fel- The fellows will attend found himself working every- “The Jewish community
lows are folks who have some national workshops, learn where from the private sec- needs to be in coalition and in
Until now, Bend the Arc’s background in social justice.” about Jewish social justice his- tor to labor unions. Those solidarity with other vulnera-
training program was only Cohorts will be five to a city; tory and meet several times a were assignments, however, ble communities,” he said, and
available to those already “small enough that it can be month to better their organiz- and for the final stint, fellows Bend the Arc was.
in (or willing to relocate to) a really tight community,” ing skills and strategize on how had to find their own group.
L.A. and the San Francisco according to Sterns, “but big to assist the groups that they’ll Bocarsly connected with After he moved back to L.A.,
Bay Area. (Denver, St. Louis, enough to be able to access be working with.
Miami, Cleveland and Long other networks and bring other See Bend, Page 20
Island were also included in people on board.” David Bocarsly, 28, is a
the expansion). staffer for California state Sen.
The fellowship works like Ben Allen, and was a Jeremiah
“I’m really excited to bring this: After the five fellows are Fellow in 2017. The UCLA
the program to Philadelphia,” chosen, they’ll be connected via grad wanted an opportunity to
said Carrie Sterns, the fel- national Bend the Arc staff and marry his love of public policy
lowship’s national director. local representatives in each of and the values he was taught
“There’s a lot of incredible their cities. (In Philadelphia, were distinctly Jewish: social
community organizing already it will be the national training justice and “loving the stranger
happening there.” coordinator and the rabbinical as yourself.”
intern). Following that, they’ll
The fellowship, which is meet to figure how they can Bocarsly was first exposed
offered to Jews ages 22 to 32, is assist local organizing groups to Bend the Arc during his
intended to train young com- which are involved in work time in another fellowship,
munity activists as they either related to Bend the Arc’s orga- the nationally known pub-
lic affairs fellowship with the
University of California Condemns Faculty 11 and 12 on the American Federation of Teachers centration camps and later wrote an autobiogra-
Support of BDS (AFT) Washington, D.C., headquarters, JTA reported. phy titled From a Name to a Number: A Holocaust
THE UNIVERSITY OF California condemned fac- Survivor’s Autobiography. He spoke regularly in
ulty support for the boycott, divestment and sanc- The words “I want Jexit,” an apparent anti-Semitic Oregon about his experiences and pressed in recent
tions (BDS) movement against Israel in the wake of variation of “Brexit,” the planned British pullout from months for mandatory statewide curriculum stands
cases elsewhere, JNS.org reported. the European Union, were found in yellow paint on about the Holocaust and genocide.
several areas around the building.
“As chancellors of the University of California In July 2017, 89-year-old Holocaust survivor
campuses, we write to reaffirm our long-standing AFT President Randi Weingarten is Jewish and Hannah Turkow was struck and killed by an out-of-
opposition to an academic boycott of Israeli academic has partnered the organization with Israeli programs, control car in Northeast Philadelphia while she was
institutions and/or individual scholars,” they stated. while also being an outspoken critic of President standing on a sidewalk.
“Our commitment to continued engagement and Donald Trump. She said the graffiti would not intim- 102-Year-Old Kirk Douglas Honored
partnership with Israeli, as well as Palestinian col- idate the union.
leagues, colleges and universities is unwavering. The upstate New York town of Amsterdam unveiled
“This type of hate crime does just the opposite: It on Dec. 9 a historic marker to honor legendary actor
“We believe a boycott of this sort poses a direct and mobilizes us to come together and unite around the Kirk Douglas on his 102nd birthday, JTA reported.
serious threat to the academic freedom of our stu- common causes of tolerance and peace, and to con-
dents and faculty, as well as the unfettered exchange tinue fighting for a more inclusive, more just world,” Douglas was raised in the town, which posted a
of ideas and perspectives on our campuses, includ- she said. sign that read “Rose From Poverty To Appear In Over
ing debate and discourse regarding conflicts in the 90 Films In Hollywood.”
Middle East,” the university’s 10 chancellors said. The organization said it asked the Anti-Defamation
League and the Southern Poverty Law Center to look Born as Issur Danielovitch to Yiddish-speaking
The faculties at the University of Michigan and into the term “Jexit.” immigrant parents, Douglas was known for films
Pitzer College have expressed support for BDS. Holocaust Survivor Dies Crossing Street including Spartacus and Lust for Life. Honors include
three Oscar nominations for best actor, an Oscar for
AFT HQ Desecrated with Anti-Semitic Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener, 92, died Dec. 12 lifetime achievement and the Presidential Medal of
Graffiti while crossing a street near his Oregon home when he Freedom. His son, Michael Douglas, won the Genesis
was struck by a car, JTA reported. Prize, or “Jewish Nobel,” in 2015. l
Anti-Semitic graffiti was found spray-painted Dec.
The Polish-born Wiener spent three years in con-
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IN ADVANCE OF Israel’s One Love Festival, a video featuring a
variety of children was produced to recognize late reggae legend
Bob Marley, the Algemeiner reported.
The 2019 promotional clip for the festival includes children
from a Jewish kibbutz, an Arab school, a nursery in Herzliya,
members of a gospel group composed of Israelis from Eritrea
and Sudan, and members of the Breslov Chasidic sect. They sing
“One Love,” a Marley song about universal love and unity.
Video producer Bella Malkin said the non-Israeli children
were excited about the project. “They knew they were filming
an Israeli clip that would be broadcast on YouTube to the whole
world, and they were very enthusiastic about this idea and the
possibility of sending a message of peace from Gaza.” l
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Planning for the Financial Stages of Life
FINANCE Maybe those days weren’t as • A first foray into tax- and variable universal) “golden years,” otherwise known
ISIDORE OGOUSSAN | JE FEATURE good as his initial thinking led deferred retirement • Continued tax-deferred as the “distribution” stage.
him to believe. So Davis began planning
FOR TOM DAVIS, a 25-year- to learn about financial plan- Of course, no one should retirement planning (for Distribution will occur
old accountant living in a large ning in the new good old days example: 401(k), IRA and when the Tom and Melanie
Midwestern city with his wife — in other words, today, where risk the financial future with- Roth IRA.) Davis move into retirement,
Melanie, an administrative an array of financial products out including a foundation • Disability insurance when their income will largely
assistant at a law firm, life was and services are available to that protects those accumula- • Plans to pay for the high cost consist of the distributions they
good. A happy marriage. Two help achieve his goals. tion years. Often that means of college tuition (529 plans) take from investment vehicles
beautiful children. A stable job basic term life insurance — life Permanent life insurance in which they’ve saved.
with the promise of advance- First, Davis thought about insurance protection for a spe- allows for the potential to
ment at the company. three key stages of financial cific period of time such as 10, build tax deferred cash values Prior to entering the distribu-
planning: 15 or 20 years. that may be accessed via pol- tion phase, the couple will need
Then Davis began to take • Accumulation icy loans to meet additional to ensure they have tightened up
stock of his life and, more • Preservation Accumulating the resources financial needs down the road. their financial plans. This means
importantly, began the process • Distribution to deal with these eventuali- Some term policies, including inquiring with an attorney about
of planning for the financial ties leads to the second stage of Davis’, allow for conversion to any estate planning implications
realities ahead in a complex He also was smart enough financial planning: preservation. permanent policies. The cou- they may be facing, working
world. He thought of his parents to realize that these stages do ple will take this opportunity with an attorney to create a will
and his grandparents and the not begin and end abruptly, Preservation (sometimes to add to their accumulation and, with the help of a financial
“good old days” in which they and may differ from what oth- labeled “protection”) is when potential while continuing to adviser, getting the most mileage
lived — lifelong employment, ers would experience, but ulti- one starts to plan for preserv- build and protect their finan- out of assets such as life insur-
no reliance on Wall Street vol- mately were sound guideposts ing the wealth accumulated, cial foundation. ance policies.
atility and the virtue of a solid to follow. while at the same time paying Some of these choices, such
account at Main Street Bank. off the mortgage, sending the as life insurance and various By taking these steps, Tom
Accumulation refers to those kids to college and starting to tax-deferred retirement plans and Melanie Davis may be
But he also wondered just years when a person earns the build for retirement. A solid (often with employer-matching able to increase the value of
how good those days really money he or she will need in financial future often rests on funds) were somewhat familiar what they leave their children
were. He recalled stories of the the future. Think about what the ability to protect assets. to Davis. Others were new: and ensure there are adequate
post-Great Depression years happens during these years: Davis will need to tap into • According to the Census funds available to pay taxes
when the safest place for money • That first house ways to accomplish these goals, Bureau, nearly one in five (including state and federal
seemed to be under the mat- • That second house with the help of: Americans are classified as estate taxes if applicable), plan
tress. Family friends who lost • The next jobs while moving • Permanent life insurance disabled. Davis had never for final expenses and deal with
pensions when their compa- given much thought to his any unforeseen circumstances.
nies went under. Inflexible life up the ladder (look to increase life cov- number one asset: the abil-
insurance that never seemed to • Parenthood erage with potential cash ity to earn an income. Finally, the couple can have
be valuable enough. • Ongoing student loan debt value building vehicles • Another eye-opener was the financial freedom to live
such as whole, universal how the cost of college the retirement lifestyle they
tuition continues to sky- worked so hard to achieve.
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good old days. And by tackling
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Isidore Ogoussan, ChFC, is a
financial adviser with 1847 Private
Client Group in Conshohocken.
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Spend the Holidays with Senior Loved Ones
SENIORS 6. Encourage the individual monkeybusinessimages/Thinkstock
MARCY SHOEMAKER | JE FEATURE to spend time outside
their home, especially in family stories and memories, This will help prepare the family ily holiday season. Remember
THE HOLIDAYS CAN BE volunteer activities, since and listening to holiday songs. members for the best way to that holidays are difficult times
a warm and wonderful time this may help reduce communicate and handle both for many people, especially
to spend with family and low feelings. If the senior is unable to physical and emotional changes. those that have lost a loved
friends. At the same time, it stand and cook or can’t remem- one or may be suffering from
can be challenging to include Bring the Holidays to Them ber the recipe, then find a way Also, don’t underestimate a chronic illness. Holidays
loved ones, many of whom are Another challenge for to modify the task. Possibly the children’s ability to deal with events can take planning and
seniors suffering from demen- elderly senior with dementia changes. Children may initially effort in order to include your
tia, chronic illnesses and losses seniors is the difficulty of trav- can help stir the ingredients be reserved but will quickly senior loved ones in your life.
of significant others. eling. The challenge may be due in the bowl or the senior who adapt to the changes and relate
to walking, climbing steps, long can’t stand for a period of time to the senior. Introduce and Help make the seniors in
In addition, many seniors periods in cars, air travel, etc. can sit and help read the ingre- explain the use of walkers, your life feel that they do fit into
don’t feel they belong at holi- dients to you. wheelchairs and other pieces of your celebrations. Remember
day celebrations or that it is too If traveling is too difficult Physical and Mental Changes adaptive equipment, including that there will unfortunately
hard for them to find ways to for your senior loved one, there oxygen. By explaining the pur- come a time in our lives when
attend. Fortunately, there are are many ways to bring holiday Don’t worry about hiding pose of equipment and devices, we will feel that we don’t fit in.
many ways for seniors who are cheer and tradition to them. the changes in your senior the fear is reduced and the
dealing with physical and/or If distance is not an issue, you loved one from children and mystery is removed. Take the extra time to make
emotional challenges to partic- can bring the meal to your other family members. Seniors special accommodations for
ipate in the holiday season. family member. Your family are usually well aware of fam- At the same time, don’t hide senior loved ones. The seniors
Loss of a Loved One can celebrate the holiday feast ily member’s attempts not to changes from your senior loved in your life can bring an addi-
at their home or senior facility. acknowledge their physical one and treat them like children. tional level of tradition, memo-
The holidays can be an espe- Prior to the meal, consider dec- and/or mental changes. Seniors also need to know about ries and warmth to your family
cially hard time for those who orating your family member’s any health issues, marital and/or and friends. l
have lost a close loved one. It may home so they can feel included It is important to be hon- financial changes in the family.
be difficult for them to reflect on in the celebration. This is a way est with family members and Marcy Shoemaker, Psy.D., is an
the many happy traditions they to avoid unnecessary travel and children about these changes. Welcome and include your Abramson Senior Care psychologist.
shared over the years. inconvenience for the senior. senior loved one into the fam-
As such, it is common to If your loved one is living at a ONAR:MBEL:ACCOKM; PALDETNEUMCABREER:S0T0R0A8T2E3G5I5ES;YWoIuDrTSHo: 5lu.5tiIoNn; DfoErPTPHe:a2ceINo;fCMOLin- d
experience bereavement symp- senior facility, see if you can use “ e help you have given us can only be described as priceless. If I have any regret, it is in not having made the connection earlier.” –W.D.R. JR., CLIENT’S SON
toms that one has not felt for a a room in the facility for your
period of time. The individual holiday meal. This can make the Our highly qualiﬁed and trained professionals will help you navigate
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2. Encourage the loved one one so that she can keep up to
to find ways to incorporate date with changes in the fam-
old holiday traditions into ily. Also, check to see if there
their new celebrations. are friends or other family
3. Talk about the loss of members who reside near your
the individual with the loved one who can visit during
loved one. the holiday if you live far away.
4. Encourage the individual
to attend holiday events Modify the Holiday for
even if it is difficult. Elderly Seniors
5. Encourage the individ-
ual to attend counseling Most elderly seniors want
with a therapist, religious to continue celebrating holi-
adviser, etc. days and enjoying traditions. If
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be creative and find ways to
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Guns some people up,” said Bender, Participants in The Gun Range one of the attendees there more from Bender inviting him to
who stressed he did not put event practice shooting. familiar with firearms. In fact, the shooting event. It seemed
Continued from Page 1 this event together as part of he owns one. He also has a con- like a good way to get back in
his involvement with any par- Targets at The Gun Range cealed carry license. He made the game.
abdicate their self-defense to ticular organization. “It’s time the decision to obtain the gun
the police, a security guard or to get woke.” the galut,” Zalzman said, refer- and license in 2008 to protect “It was louder than I
anyone else. ring to living in the Diaspora. himself, but also, because he remembered,” Rubinstein said,
Bender has organized excur- “You have to realize that your was concerned about the possi- reflecting on the event.
“We can’t be the victims sions to The Gun Range for self-preservation depends on bility of increasing gun control
anymore,” attendee Louis three or four years now, he said. you. You can’t abdicate that making it more difficult to own He grew up in a family that was
Lassoff, 57, said. People in the Jewish commu- responsibility. You can’t put it a firearm. neither pro- or anti-gun. During
nity were talking about security, on some guard that gets paid the ’80s, his viewpoint on gun
Lassoff never saw himself as as well as anti-Semitism and 20 bucks an hour and may or He brought his Springfield control and firearm usage devel-
the sort of person who would anti-Zionism, which motivated may not do their job when the 9 mm to the range with him oped to what it is today.
ever use or carry a gun. When him to arrange the excursions. time comes.” to practice. He used to practice
he was growing up, his family He’s taken about a dozen groups once every few months, but “I’m a believer in the Second
worked in real estate and dealt over the years, with perhaps five There has been a core group that stopped after a shoulder Amendment,” Rubinstein said.
with a lot of distressed prop- or six people each. of regular Jewish attendees for a injury in 2015. “We do have a right and a respon-
erties. One of their responsi- while, Zalzman noted. The dif- sibility to defend ourselves should
bilities included boarding up He’s been “hearing the ference between that and now is He had been wanting to it become necessary.” l
properties, a sometimes dan- pulse” of the community and that there is an influx of people practice with it once again
gerous task, so his father and felt like now after Pittsburgh who in their past had never when he received an email [email protected];
brother carried guns, but he was the time to arrange a few before considered owning or 215-832-0729
didn’t. He carried a baseball more of these outings. even touching a firearm.
He was right about the inter- After practicing, the group
Now, he’s starting to re-eval- est. He has so far organized two returned to the main room,
uate that position, and he’s not excursions to The Gun Range where they handed IDs to
the only one. on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9. Twenty the people behind the desk
people came to the first one, and filled out waivers. They
Like Lassoff, some of the and 17 to the second. A few also put on proper ear and
attendees there hadn’t shot a people also told him they were eye protection.
firearm in a long time. Others interested in coming but for
had never shot a gun, while a various reasons haven’t been Then they were ready to shoot.
few were longtime gun owners. able to make it. The demand is They exited through another
such that Bender is planning on door, into a small intermediary
Lassoff said he came to the putting more of these shooting room and then out into the
range to learn the basics of fire- event together in 2019. firing range, where partitioned
arm safety and how to shoot. sections greeted them. They
Maybe in the future, once he’s “This is an important skill, took turns shooting at a target,
had more practice, he’ll actu- I sincerely believe, for Jews to maybe a bullseye or a silhou-
ally make the purchase. have,” said Bender, who came ette of a person.
with his son, Justin. “While Edward Rubinstein, 69, was
“It’s becoming the reality we’re not politically motivated
with all this anti-Semitism,” to encourage people to make a
Lassoff said. “It’s becoming purchase of a firearm for them-
the unfortunate reality that we selves or have one at home,
need to protect ourselves.” get a license to carry — that’s
a personal decision. It is still
Increased interest in firearms extremely important that we
is probably not unique to Jewish have the mindset that we need
people and the environment to defend ourselves.”
after the shooting in Pittsburgh.
Generally after shootings, gun After the discussion,
sales and gun manufacturer Zalzman directed the attend-
stocks rise. Bloomberg reported ees to practice holding differ-
that gun sales also spike around ent guns. He also provided
court decisions and changes to some safety instructions. Don’t
gun laws. put your finger on the trigger
until you’re planning to shoot,
About10 a.m. on Dec. 9, the he said. Don’t pass the gun
group began arriving at The directly from person-to-per-
Gun Range. They first gathered son, don’t point the gun at
in a small wooden room off someone and always check the
of the main entrance room to chamber for a bullet.
discuss self-defense laws and
practice gun safety. Organizer “You can’t walk away from
Lee Bender and The Gun the fact that you’re a Jew in
Range owner Yuri Zalzman led
“After Pittsburgh, it woke
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Yeamans There’s a real sense of optimism in the community that this is a
place that will continue to grow.”
Continued from Page 1
RABBI YEHOSHUA YEAMANS
congregation,” said Jay Press, a
longtime member and former receiving the subsidy a rotating cast of rabbis that commitment to the synagogue.
synagogue president. were obligated to host a break the group into smaller ere’s also, he said, the years
welcome Shabbat din- sections for more intimate of institutional trust built up
“We’ve started to see real ner once they arrived. discussions. by the rabbi who preceded him,
growth in the community ose who elected to Holiday and Shabbat morn- Aharon Felder, a world-re-
over the last couple of years,” move there and receive ings now have dedicated ser- nowned scholar who served for
Yeamans said. “ ere’s a real the subsidy, Press said, vices for mothers and their decades at BIOZ.
sense of optimism in the com- were as captivated by young children, away from the “To be able to step in those
munity that this is a place that the rabbi as they were main service. A few times per shoes was incredibly, incredi-
will continue to grow.” by the prospect of a few month, there’s now a teen min- bly humbling,” he said.
dollars in their pocket. yan designed to let younger His hope, said Yeamans, is
Yeamans wasn’t always sure His own niece, Press congregants learn how to lead. that people see what he sees
he wanted to be a rabbi, though said, partially made her And in addition to the in Rhawnhurst: an a ordable,
the Jewish professional world Photo provided decision to move to the in ux of new families, older well-placed community with a
was already on his radar; he Rabbi Yehoshua Yeamans area based on what she’d congregants feel reinvigorated blooming sense of the future
even went so far as to get an
MBA from Loyola University heard about Yeamans. in their commitment. for the rst time in a while.
Maryland in preparation. But he of children diminished as we Long-dormant classes have “I believe all of these changes are “People are really believing
felt called to the rabbinate, and moved away or went to school been revived; though falafel a direct result of Rabbi Yeamans’ in the long-term future of this
ended up attending Ner Israel in in di erent cities. Seeing the and potato kugel are entic- e ort,” Rosenberg said. community,” he said. ●
Baltimore. He loved it there. number of strollers lining our ing, it takes more to lure 30 Yeamans downplayed much
hallways or outside the shul to 50 men for “Torah Night of the praise directed his way. [email protected];
“Amazing faculty, amazing makes me smile each time I Tuesday” each week, led by He cites his congregants’ deep 215-832-0740
rabbis,” he said. “I learned a lot walk past them.”
there. It really developed me as Chavi Schwartzbaum is the
a person.” owner of a few of those strollers.
She and her husband, along
Perhaps the most import- with their three young chil-
ant takeaway from his time in dren, have been full members Kallah: Night of Jewish Learning
Baltimore was what he learned of the synagogue for about two
with Rabbi Moshe Hauer years, a er a stint as associate Mark your calendar for this spectacular evening of food for your
of B’nei Jacob Shaarei Zion. members. Today, her husband body, food for your mind and food for your soul.
Practical rabbinics, Yeamans
said, the day to day of being is the congregation’s president, Saturday evening, January 19, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
a rabbi, was the focus of their and the synagogue’s focus on
conversations, and what moti- fostering productive environ- DoubleTree Valley Forge, 301 W. Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406
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he said. “It’s such a blessing to our connections to one another and our
be able to get to be able to get “I really like that focus on community. Enjoy classes taught by local
to know well a lot of people the youth and giving them rabbis and scholars on:
and be able to help them and place,” she said. “ e rabbi
live with them as they navigate has a very rich focus on creat-
their lives and they raise their ing a warm community and a
families, not only experienc- welcoming community.” Her Three T’s: Torah, Tikun Olam, Tu B’Shevat
ing and living with them their
moments of challenge and children, she said, now have a
their moments of triumph, but place at the synagogue “where
on a day-to-day basis to be able they weren’t being destructive For more information contact
to interact with them.” or just running wild.” [email protected] or
Mikki Rosenberg, 23, grew One of Yeamans’ strengths,
up in BIOZ, and still attends Press said, is his ability to mar-
Minchah and Ma’ariv services ket the synagogue to young
on Fridays when he can make it families. A few years ago, a
over from Drexel University. His long-tenured BIOZ congregant
initial impression of Yeamans passed away and le a grant Presenting Sponsor
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“Growing up there was just
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“and as we aged, the number
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THE VIEW FROM HERE
The Real America’s Team
BY JOSHUA RUNYAN no matter where the Cowboys But in arguing for the is against the wall, when it is goal instead of progressive,
played their away games, he Eagles’ new nickname, I am seemingly down and out, is as measured achievement.
AS A KID, I could never under- would always see fans in var- not making a case for the quintessentially an expression
stand why the Dallas Cowboys, ious Cowboys-related par- athletic prowess of such nota- of the American DNA as is But there’s also something
apparently having been born aphernalia. Calling the Boys bles as Fletcher Cox, Michael the 19th century’s embrace of inspiring — and very Jewish
under a lucky blue star, were “America’s Team” seemed a fit- Bennett, Zach Ertz and the Manifest Destiny. — about making success con-
ever memorialized by that ting tribute. like. That case could be made, tingent on keeping the distrac-
most obnoxious of monikers: of course, but great athletes do Not every American is tions at bay. Whatever life’s
America’s Team. When the I wonder what he’d say today. not America’s Team make. an underdog victor, but the challenges, where you start
phrase was coined, reportedly It’s been more than two American spirit is just as much from is just a positional prop-
by an NFL Films producer in decades since Dallas’ NFL I’m not even relying on the about grit and determination osition. It doesn’t define you.
1978, I wasn’t even a baby. team has even made it to a miraculous nature of Foles’ as it is about patriotism and
Super Bowl, and at Dec. 16th’s Hollywood story — which self-sacrifice. On Dec. 16, at least, Foles
But as I came into my own, surprise victory by the Eagles improbably began a year ago got it. And his teammates
there it was on every national over the Los Angeles Rams, at the Coliseum when he took After the game’s nail-biting got it.
broadcast featuring the Cowboys, more than one commentator over for the injured Carson finish, Foles told NBC sideline
even when they played my beloved remarked how much that city’s Wentz and led the team to the reporter Michele Tafoya the Now is the time for this
Philadelphia Eagles. When it was Memorial Coliseum sounded history books. secret of his success. He har- country to get it. Our greatness
uttered by an announcer, it made like Lincoln Financial Field, kened back to what his father doesn’t depend on one person,
my skin crawl. given the substantial crowd of Even though we stand taught him as a kid playing it isn’t rooted in what we did
at the cusp of the dramatic basketball. Don’t look at the before and it isn’t blocked by the
According to the story, the mistakes we’ve made along the
NFL producer who invented Our greatness doesn’t depend on one person, it isn’t rooted in what we way. It does, however, require
the term was working on the did before and it isn’t blocked by the mistakes we’ve made along the way. us to focus on the tasks at hand
final edits on the Cowboys’ It does, however, require us to focus on the tasks at hand. — fixing our infrastructure,
highlight film from the 1978 reducing poverty, improving
season — which officially green-bedecked faithful chant- sequel to that glorious drama, scoreboard, Foles said. Don’t health outcomes and at lower
ended for them at Super Bowl ing the Eagles’ fight song. getting there will take more think about the games ahead. cost, being a beacon to the
XIII, losing to the Pittsburgh than threading the needle; the Just focus on what you need to world, providing an education
Steelers. He was struck by how, Granted, I’m biased, but the team’s fate is in the hands of do — and then do it. for every citizen truly befitting
Eagles could lay at least as good a handful of teams who must a first-world country, etc.
a claim on “America’s Team.” also lose their matchups. At one extreme, such
advice has the tinge of the Whether or not the Birds
Should our Super Bowl LII No, what I’m referring to live-in-the-moment, devil- snatch ultimate victory from
MVP, the sainted Nick Foles, when I state that today, in 2018, may-care ethos of the selfish the jaws of what bookies the
run the table on this season’s the Eagles are most definitely excesses of the 1980s. nation over have determined
two remaining games — while America’s Team is that their is probable defeat, their story
the Cowboys inevitably blow story, through its ups and At the other, its emphasis and struggle — and what it can
theirs, like they did last weekend downs, is very much American. on laser-focused dedication mean for us — should remind
against the Indianapolis Colts That the team, over the last two to a particular task, to the us all of what makes this coun-
— I’d say the Eagles should now years, has managed to deliver exclusion of all else, can be a try and its people great. l
and forever more be deemed the its best precisely when its back recipe for disaster if impos-
country’s standard bearer. sible perfection becomes the Joshua Runyan is the
editor-in-chief of the Jewish
Exponent. He can be reached at
Random Call Leads to Unexpected Friendship
BY ANDY GOTLIEB pulled the “Do you know who As promised, I called Lena into her 90s, probably 4-feet- always on message. And that
I am?” card. I didn’t, which Allen-Shore the following 10-inches tall and hunched over message was to never forget the
DURING MY SECOND week made things worse. Given that week. She was much more a walker, but eyes bright and Holocaust and its impact.
on the job at the Exponent in I was on deadline, I told her accommodating that day and sparkling. She motioned for me
2016, I got what appeared to be I would call her back the fol- simply said she had something to follow her to her ground- “I will never forget. The
an all-too-familiar phone call lowing week. She harrumphed important to tell me, but didn’t floor office in the complex. Holocaust is in me whatever I
from an older reader cranky about it, but agreed. want to do so over the phone. do,” she said at the time. “The
about something that had (or Once inside, she began Holocaust cannot be forgot-
hadn’t) appeared in the paper. In the meantime, I did a Intrigued, I visited her a few talking. ten. The Jews had been killed
little research — and was glad I days later at her apartment com- before, but never like this.”
I wasn’t able to discern did, because I realized I wasn’t plex. When the elevator door Turns out she didn’t have
what was troubling her and she talking to any ordinary person. opened, there she was: Well anything specific to tell me, but See Gotlieb, Page 16
I learned quickly that Lena was
14 DECEMBER 20, 2018 JEWISH EXPONENT JEWISHEXPONENT.COM
Our Israel70 Year of Connection KVETCH ’N KVELL
BY NAOMI ADLER put Israel’s gorgeous diver- about everything we do. Temple Alum Says Fire Hill
sity on display with the photo That dedication includes AS A GRADUATE OF TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, I am appalled
THIS YEAR, we at the Jewish exhibit “Humans of Tel Aviv”; at its administration for allowing professor Marc Lamont Hill to
Federation approached Israel’s and recorded stories of your rushing to the aid of the Israeli remain at his anti-Israel “pulpit” (“Rally, Counterprotest Face Off
70th anniversary with a lofty relationships with Israel with people in times of crisis, as we Over Hill at Temple,” Dec. 13). Educators are expected to open
goal: to create a way for every- “My Israel Story.” Our Jewish did this past summer when their student’s eyes, not close their minds.
body in our diverse communi- Philly podcast was packed Gazan firebombs turned our
ties to connect with Israel. with Israel features, including Partnership2Gether region More incredibly, Hill advocates violence. There is no purpose
an interview with Israel Gay into an inferno; in a flash, we in keeping this arrogant, anti-peace, self-proclaimed terrorist in
It would be a year’s worth Youth, an LGBTQ nonprofit raised emergency funds to education. His outrageous personal rhetoric has no place in a
of political and cultural pro- that helps create welcom- supply our region with trauma public institution.
gramming in which everyone ing environments across all counseling, air conditioners
would be welcome, whether Israeli populations. for bomb shelters and firefight- Charles Horwitz | King of Prussia
they wanted to celebrate the ing vans.
miracle of Israel’s existence, Incredibly, there was more. Yad LaKashish’s Workshop a Unique Destination
understand Israel more deeply, We made history with the Our dedication to Israel I was thrilled to find your extensive coverage of Yad LaKashish,
grapple with its evolution, first-ever Israeli flag-rais- includes facilitating the recent the sheltered workshop for the elderly and handicapped in
or any combination therein. ing at Philadelphia City Hall. dedication of a much-needed Jerusalem supported by our Jewish Federation (“Yad Lakashish:
A crazy idea in this environ- We sent record numbers of maternity wing at Sdot Negev’s Using Art to Empower Israel’s Older Adults,” Dec. 6). The hot
ment? Perhaps. Greater Philadelphians to Saligman Center (with many lunch program, in which Jewish Federation participates, is a
Israel, including our historic thanks to the Saligman family). strong part of the communal bonding, which makes this work-
Philadelphia Orchestra mis- shop a unique and blessed destination.
sion coupled with their Israel And our dedication to Israel
tour. At our 70th anniversary means we never shy away from Hopefully, many of your readers will be visiting Yad LaKashish
party held in the suburbs, 5-6- conversations about Israel, at 14 Shivtei Israel St., just opposite the back of the Jerusalem
70 Israel!, thousands gathered including when those conver- City Hall complex. The gift shop is full of wonderful arts and
to celebrate Israel through art, sations arise within our own crafts, religious objects and things for young children; and a tour
music, food, crafts and dance. communities. I am proud that of the facility, I am sure, can be arranged.
And to cap off the year our Israel70 year reflected the
we held an Israel-themed breadth of our communities’ The inspiration of this now 55-plus-year-old institution is
Main Event, where although diversity of opinion; that our palpable in that one leaves feeling the power of community, the
an unexpected snowstorm community members engaged blessedness of work and the sacredness of participating in bring-
thwarted a visit from a camel with great enthusiasm; and ing purpose to the lives of so many. l
from a local petting zoo — and that we emerged having built
bridges not only between our Rabbi Gary Charlestein | Penn Valley
communities and Israel, but
As a Jewish community, we may have a wide array of views on the state Statement From the Publisher
of Israel. But on this we can all agree: We remain dedicated to using our
collective voices to help Israel continue to evolve as an inclusive, resilient We are a diverse community. The views expressed in the opinion columns and letters
and peaceful society. published in the Jewish Exponent are those of the authors. They do not necessarily reflect
the views of the officers and boards of the Jewish Publishing Group and/or the Jewish
But one year, dozens of turned him into an internet also between our communities Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Send letters to [email protected] or fax to
events and one #SnowCamel sensation — we gathered to pay and one another. 215-569-3389. Letters should be a maximum of 200 words and may be edited for clarity
later, it seems as though it homage to our unique Israel and brevity. Unsigned letters will not be published.
was just crazy enough to have experiences through decades As a Jewish community,
worked to engage many more of Jewish Federation missions. we may have a wide array of Join the
members of our communities. There, keynote speaker Avi views on the state of Israel. conversation!
Issacharoff, Israeli journalist But on this we can all agree:
We kicked off Israel70 with and co-creator of the Netflix We remain dedicated to using Tell us what you’re thinking
in-depth discussions about show Fauda, reminded us of our collective voices to help
Israel’s realities, including how important it is, when Israel continue to evolve as an and interact with the community
with former U.S. Ambassador engaging around the subject inclusive, resilient and peace-
to Israel Dan Shapiro, and of Israel, to never lose sight of ful society. at jewishexponent.com
a three-week run of the other people’s humanity.
award-winning play Wrestling I thank everyone who par- Connect with us on
Jerusalem, which highlights Our Jewish Federation has ticipated in Israel70 this year,
the multiple perspectives that strongly supported Israel since and I look forward to continu-
make up Israeli society today. our founding in 1901 — back ing the conversation in 2019. l
when Israel was merely a hope-
We learned from ful dream — and our dedica- Naomi Adler is the president and
Israeli minorities in our tion to Israel is reflected in just CEO of the Jewish Federation of
Changemakers lecture series; Greater Philadelphia.
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Despite Hardships and Sacrifices, Gotlieb
Aliyah Decision Proved Fruitful
Continued from Page 14
BY KAREN BRUNWASSER creation of the Jerusalem Season warned me that moving to Israel If you read the accompany- As warm as she could be,
of Culture, which today is a large would mean never earning a ing obituary on page 4, you’ll she never held back criticisms
IT TOOK ME 12 years to arts organization that produces good living or affording travel; learn the details of her amaz- and repeatedly asked me why
accept that aliyah was some- the award-winning Mekudeshet they were wrong.) I’m lucky to ing life, but here’s the Cliff’s the Exponent wouldn’t pub-
thing I could and should try. Festival and plays a meaningful have devoted, semi-retired par- Notes version: After surviv- lish poetry. I tried to explain
role in the city’s touted cultural ents who spend months each year ing the Holocaust by posing how that didn’t fit in a news-
From the moment I fell in renaissance. I found extraordi- in Jerusalem and now know their as a Christian, Lena moved to paper format, but she was
love with Israel at age 16 on a nary community in Jerusalem’s way around the Machane Yehuda Canada and later Philadelphia, undeterred.
family Bar Mitzvah trip, I tried thriving civil society, and count market better than all but the obtaining a Ph.D. in philosophy,
to reroute my heart toward among my friends and partners most veteran of tour guides. teaching at Gratz College, and So, in her honor, here’s some
other, more convenient pas- Palestinians, ultra-Orthodox, establishing a center to teach of her poetry. This is the final
sions. By 28, the pull was so national religious and secular My best advice to new olim art, philosophy and history. passage of her cantata The
strong that I found a therapist folks like me who work together is to embrace discomfort in Little Shoes, which was pub-
to help reconcile my desire to on behalf of a more vibrant, tol- the short-term to feel comfort- Oh yeah, she also wrote a lished in 1983 “in memory of
be in Jerusalem with feelings of erant and creative city. able over the long term. That baker’s dozen books of poetry all the children who perished
guilt and sadness at the pros- is, there are no painless paths and philosophy while maintain- during the war.”
pect of leaving friends, family Most importantly, I’ve built to learning Hebrew, to navi- ing long-term friendships with
and America behind. my own family with my hus- gating Israeli bureaucracy, to Pope John Paul II and Albert In the museum of yesterday,
band and 3-year-old daughter connecting to Israeli mentality Schweitzer and even spending I saw the little shoes.
and another child on the way. or making Israeli friends. Only time as a cabaret singer. They were standing in the
by forcing myself to interact
Though aliyah has been with Israelis when I didn’t I had expected to spend corner
good to me, it does come at understand much and couldn’t about 90 minutes talking to The little shoes
a high cost: I’ve never gotten express myself as I’d wanted to Lena, but three hours later, I The little shoes
over living 6,000 miles from did I eventually achieve break- was still there. And I was back Someone left them all alone
family and friends. throughs. Today, I work, write the next week to follow up. The little shoes
and even lecture in Hebrew. The little shoes
It’s like an automated pay- Even after my profile of her The crowd looked at them.
ment deducted month after The choice to make aliyah was published — she didn’t like To whom belong
month, year after year, from my is a deeply personal one, and that I made references to her age The little shoes?
emotional bank account. There success probably has as much — I visited her from time to time. To whom belong
are months when the distance to do with luck and chemistry The little shoes?
bothers me less, and there are as it does with Zionist com- We talked about the same I heard the voice of the
days, every once in a while, when kinds of things each time —
weighty esoteric stuff like crowd
The choice to make aliyah is a deeply personal one, and success probably whether trees have souls — but Resounding
has as much to do with luck and chemistry as it does with Zionist it was never boring. She seemed In the world.
commitment. Aliyah works best for those who love Israel for the real place to realize that I tend to think in We ask the seas,
it is and the real people who live here. concrete terms and encouraged We ask the skies,
me to become more abstract. We ask the trees,
In therapy, I finally acknowl- I wonder if it’s worth it. I miss mitment. Aliyah works best for We ask the deserts,
edged my dream as legitimate, things — milestone events like those who love Israel for the A couple times, she played We ask the cities of man
not frivolous, and understood births and deaths and weddings, real place it is and the real the piano and sang for me, We ask the cities of God
that I had to try, even if I’d only but also moments I never fac- people who live here. Reality her voice still sweet, clear and To whom belong
discover that life in Israel was tored in, like the 2008 Phillies here can be messy, infuriating unwavering. The little shoes?
not for me. World Series parade or the final and often heartbreaking, but To whom belong
play of the 2018 Eagles Super it’s even more extraordinary And like any Jewish grand- The little shoes
The decision itself was lib- Bowl victory, or how much I’d than the dream. l mother, she made sure I ate Answer us, answer us
erating, and I began the aliyah miss home while watching them every time I was there, as she Time,
process with a confidence and by myself online. Karen Brunwasser made aliyah had her helper put out an elab- Answer us, answer us
excitement that stayed with me from Philadelphia with Nefesh orate spread of cake, cookies, History
for years after arriving in Israel. I do my best to mitigate the B’Nefesh (NBN). Nefesh B’Nefesh, fruit and tea. Answer us, answer us
costs. in cooperation with other agencies, The conscience of men,
Almost 14 years in, aliyah has facilitated the aliyah of more Having lost both of my The conscience
has been a step to realizing Work brings me to the states than 57,000 North Americans to grandmothers a few years ear- The conscience
additional dreams. several times a year. For the most Israel. lier, she became my surrogate The conscience. l
important family and friend grandmother. I gather she
Ten years ago, I channeled events, I hop on a plane. (Many was a surrogate grandmother Andy Gotlieb is the managing
my love of Jerusalem into the for many people: Every time
I met her in the lobby, people editor of the Jewish Exponent.
walking into the building were
quick with hugs and warm
greetings when they saw her.
16 DECEMBER 20, 2018 JEWISH EXPONENT JEWISHEXPONENT.COM
Penn State Student Likes to Makes Some Magic
ARTS ing and sound, getting people
SELAH MAYA ZIGHELBOIM | JE STAFF seated and other tasks. His con-
nection to the theater led to his
UNLIKE MANY COLLEGE most recent show.
sophomores, Jake Schwartz has “He cares a lot about magic,
figured out what he wants to do which is our business, so we
with the rest of his life — magic. were happy to have someone
on board who cares about that,”
“Magic has this unique abil- co-owner Danny Archer said.
ity to strip away everything During his internship,
else,” he said. “It forces people Schwartz got to watch some
to be in the moment. So often of the shows and meet some of
today we’re so distracted by all the magicians who performed
the different things going on there, including Israeli magi-
around us, but when someone cian Asi Wind, whom he got to
shows you a magic trick and have dinner with.
they say, ‘Was this your card?’ Schwartz was struck by
You’re not thinking to yourself, Wind’s demeanor before his
‘Oh shoot, I have to go home shows. Whereas many magicians
and do my taxes.’ You’re truly might exude a nervous energy,
amazed; you’re truly for once in Jake Schwartz performs his original Envelope of Mysteries trick. jakeofspades.com Wind was calm and collected.
the moment. That’s what I love
about magic. It has this ability “He was just excited to go
to bring people together.” dad also encouraged him to magic, as opposed to some peo- than it is about misdirection. out there and meet the people
say, “I’ll be here all week.” ple will put ladies in a big box He also minors in Jewish and show them what he knows
The Pennsylvania State As corny as it sounds, he said, or [use] giant different props. studies. He draws on his how to do,” Schwartz said.
University student is a profes- he was hooked from then on I tend to stray away from that Jewish background all the “That attitude is something I
sional magician who does shows out. He learned the trade from just because I feel like it’s way time for his shows, from the try to bring to my shows. You
all over North America, primar- books, magic kits and YouTube more relatable if I can get my casual, thrown-in “oy vey” to don’t want to necessarily be try-
ily in the Philadelphia area. He videos. He put on magic shows whole show at Office Max.” even a trick where he brings ing so hard, and it was just more
most recently had a show at the for his family at Chanukahs and At Penn State, he studies on a “kosher checker” volun- important to go out there and
Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater Passover seders. communication arts and sci- teer who checks his tricks to be yourself. That’s something
in Huntingdon Valley on Dec. 19. He loved performing in ences, a new major that he make sure nothing sneaky is that Asi talked to me about
general, he said, whether it described as the “psychology of going on. briefly, but more he showed me
He called the show “The was a dance routine with his how we communicate with each Last summer, his passion for through his actions.” l
Cutting Edge of Magic,” and sister, a puppet show or play- other.” It’s the perfect major for magic took him to an intern-
Schwartz said the idea was to ing the guitar. a magician, he explained. Magic ship with Smoke & Mirrors, [email protected];
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MatzoBall Marks 32 Years for Jewish Singles
EVENTS more than 400,000 people have with MatzoBall to create what
JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF attended the MatzoBall over Rudnick calls “Eventbrite for
the years as it has expanded Jews,” an all-in-one social cal-
EIGHT PARTIES IN eight cit- to various cities. This year’s endar of Jewish singles events
ies in one night: There was a Philadelphia MatzoBall is across the country.
time for Andy Rudnick when expecting at least 600 attend-
that was a logistical nightmare. ees. For Rudnick, who’ll be in New York; Miami; Del Rey,
Miami this year — he can’t Fla.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Los
Now, in the digital age, the stand the northern winters, Angeles; Boston; Washington,
32nd annual “MatzoBall” Jewish he said — it’s just another D.C.; and Philadelphia will
singles parties on Christmas year living the dream. all host MatzoBall parties
Eve are easier than ever to put this year.
together, and more importantly, “It gives me a sense of pur-
easier to promote, a far cry from pose,” he said. “It’s a great atmosphere, it’s
the “guerilla warfare” of the days a great vibe, it’s festive and
when he had to hawk the party This year’s party brings it’s fun,” said Cohen, who had
to editors and DJs. As far the some new elements, accord- attended a Miami MatzoBall
party itself, well ... ing to Jordyn Cohen, national before she went to work for
events manager of MatzoBall. Rudnick. “We’re not a typi-
“It’s gonna be business as They’ve partnered with JDate, cal, as we like to say, ‘temple
usual,” said Rudnick. JSwipe and Birthright, orga- dance.’” She gets calls all the
nizations that had promoted time, she said, from married
The first MatzoBall began in the party in the past; now, couples who met at MatzoBall.
Boston in 1987, when Rudnick they’ll be at the party itself, But don’t take her word for it —
identified a need for young tossing out party giveaways. take Rudnick’s marriage.
Jews with nothing to do on And most importantly, after
Christmas Eve. Since then, the party, they’ll be partnering He met his wife Catherine
(“She is Jewish, though”) at
Andy Rudnick poses with MatzoBall “swag.” Photo provided
“We’re not a typical, as we like to say,
Franks in the blanks, egg rolls, pastrami bites, potato knishes MatzoBall 1997 in Boston, Even though he’s not as
where she was working as young as he used to be the
Franks in the blanks, egg rolls, pastrami bites, potato knishes, breaded a bartender. prospect of creating parties for
mushrooms, deli roll the children of MatzoBallers
“It was love at first sight, of years past is an enticing
Chummus, Matbucha, and Baba Ghanoush served with pita bread I looked at her and I said to new challenge.
Housemade potato chips, tortilla chips, served with Pico de Gallo myself, ‘That’ll keep me mar-
and our House Chile ried,’” he said. Said Rudnick: “I have the
same feeling that I had 30-plus
Mini pretzel dogs, chicken fingers, corn dogs and battered onion rings The problem, of course, years ago when I stood over
was that he was engaged at the that crowd for the first time.”
Grilled chicken, pretzel chicken, corn flake chicken served with spicy ketchup time, so he kept to himself. A
month later, the engagement MatzoBall will be at
Spicy chicken poppers, buffalo wings, cauliflower bites, pastrami was off, and a month after that, Vesper Sporting Club, 223 S.
wrapped meatballs on Valentine’s Day, he asked Sydenham St. in Philadelphia
her out for the first time. on Dec. 24. Doors open at 9
Assorted Deli & Chicken wraps Delivery p.m. General admission is $30,
Available By June they’d bought a and tables will be available
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they were married, and [email protected];
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crumbs to create these muf- GRAHAM CHOCOLATE BARK Mix in the graham
Suggested dessert varia- Heat your oven to 350 degrees. cracker crumbs until evenly
ns. I tweaked the Honey Maid tions: Grease and our a loaf pan. Dark chocolate laced with distributed.
recipe slightly, swapping but- graham cracker crumbs? What’s
termilk for nonfat milk and Frost the mu ns with your Mix all the ingredients not to love? Oh, maybe the Spread the mixture on a
adding vanilla for avor and an favorite icing. Or get a little into a bowl and beat until fact that it is a two-ingredient, parchment-lined cookie sheet
extra egg for moisture. fancy … 3-minute recipe. and chill until solid, about 45
minutes. Break into bite-sized
I generally use buttermilk Key Lime Cupcakes: pieces and enjoy. ●
in baking; it delivers a better Using a teaspoon, scoop out
texture and avor, but if you Photos provided
do not have it on hand, regular the middle of the cupcake and
milk (or whatever milk product ll it with lime curd. Top with
you prefer) is a ne substitute.
e mu ns were a huge hit
for breakfast and as an a er- Turtle Cupcakes:
noon snack, and easily did Fill the cupcakes with cara-
double duty as dessert, espe-
cially when we jazzed them up mel or dulce de leche. Top with
with various toppings and ll- chocolate frosting or ganache.
ings. See below for suggestions.
ey were wonderful eaten Fill with marshmallow
warm on their own, but if you plan
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How Do You See God? Dec. 21 4:21 p.m.
Dec. 28 4:25 p.m.
BY RABBI CHAIM GALFAND Genesis the punchline finally tive we recalled two weeks ago there are many roles for God. to answer, “In the sky” or “In
comes: Joseph, in effect, says referenced the power of heaven He may be supremely visible heaven.” The little boy smiled
Parshat Vayechi to his brothers, “You thought in partnership with people and in every scene — commanding at his brother and said, softly,
”MEANING” IS OFTEN sub- you were behind this, but you two elements bolstered our tra- center stage as in Exodus. We “Wherever we let him in.”
jective. Imagine that you stand weren’t. It was God all along!” dition: The recitation of the al may have a sense that God is
with a group in front of an What drama. hanissim (on account of the waiting in the wings the whole I always smile when I think
abstract painting by Pollock or miracles) paragraph provided time even though he never of an analogy I first heard at the
Rothko. You’d agree there was We start reading Exodus the opportunity to thank God makes an actual appearance — Jewish Theological Seminary
a painting on the wall, but it next week. There, God is front for a military miracle and the as with Esther. from Rabbi Neil Gillman, of
might mean something differ- and center — prominent and recitation of the haneirot hal- blessed memory. Imagine 15
ent to each one of you. powerful. God talks to Moses lalu (these lights) paragraph We may later understand dots, all numbered consecu-
and Aaron. The bush burns. acknowledged the candles as that God was in fact a mem- tively, which can be connected
The concept of reality is like God delivers plagues and the a sacred reminder of the won- ber of the cast and we simply to form a simple picture. Now
that, for we can’t point to real- sea splits. It’s an entirely differ- ders and salvation wrought by didn’t realize it at the time — imagine an infinite number of
ity and say “There it is!” (the ent depiction and experience God through Mattathias and acknowledging it later, as in dots with no numbers: That is
way we can with, say, a paint- of God. the other priests. the case of Chanukah. And we God. Perhaps that’s the case
ing). Reality is what we make may not know until the last few here. God exists wherever we
of it. Similarly, we may each And in three months, we’ll Even while omitted from lines are spoken that God was, choose to recognize him. God
have our own image of God. return to Purim and the scroll the biblical canon, this exam- in fact, the central character all goes unnoticed unless we con-
Ask dozens of people to finish of Esther where God isn’t ple of God’s presence is cel- along — like the revelation that nect the dots. It’s a tremendous
the statement “God is …,” and even mentioned. Yes, Esther ebrated and written into our comes from Joseph at the very responsibility. It’s also a tre-
you’re apt to get many differ- initially resists telling the Chanukah liturgy. end of this week’s parshah. mendous opportunity. l
ent answers as each attributes king of Haman’s plans until
personal meaning to God. The Mordechai asserts that deliv- Joseph, Exodus, Esther and Menachem Mendel, the Rabbi Chaim Galfand is the school
range of views of God is wide. erance will come from another Maccabees — four very differ- Kotzker Rebbe, was identified rabbi for Perelman Jewish Day
place if Esther is silent. ent yet emblematic examples. as a genius from a very young School. The Board of Rabbis of
Five Torah portions com- They empower us to think of age. His elder brother was occa- Greater Philadelphia is proud to
prise the Joseph stories. They The Hebrew word for place God and his presence in the sionally jealous of the attention provide the Torah commentary for
take us from birth to sibling may be taken as an allusion to world. Moreover, they remind his brother received. This elder the Jewish Exponent.
rivalry to his sale into slav- God or used in place of God. us that many perspectives brother tried to trip up the
ery and, finally, to his rise to Perhaps that inexplicit and abound and that no one has 5-year-old Menachem Mendel
power. And where’s God? A almost cryptic mention of God truth in their back pocket. with a difficult question: “If
few verses from the end of alludes to a third, veiled way of you’re so smart, tell me, where
seeing the divine in our lives. All the world’s a stage in is God?” He expected little boy
this drama that we call life and
Lastly, the Chanukah narra-
Bend If you believe that your Jewish values are changing
such that you want to make the world a better addresses?
Continued from Page 8 place, this is a program to teach you how to do
that.” DON’T MISS A
he decided that he would apply SINGLE ISSUE
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California. During his time as cessful for Bend the Arc, he “means that these fellows are Call 215.832.0700
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that he thought would work. said, could only come through that would take on the sort of
He learned about how to orga- what he learned as a fellow. work that he did, according to
nize effective campaigns, and Bocarsly, it’s quite clear.
how rally community mem- “It’s a very principled and
bers around a cause that they intentional type of training,” “If you believe that your
might not typically support. he said. Jewish values are such that you
want to make the world a better
He came in toward the end To Sterns, a successful year place, this is a program to teach
of an affordable housing linkage doesn’t necessarily mean a suc- you how to do that,” he said. l
fee campaign, which sought to cessful campaign — though that
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
mobilizes financial and volunteer resources to
address the communities’ most critical priorities
locally, in Israel and around the world.
JFRE Contributions Reach Record Level
THE JEWISH FEDERATION REAL ESTATE affinity group (JFRE), which JFRE members discuss grants and upcoming projects at its Legends and Leaders event in
brings together the Philadelphia real estate community for volunteer opportu- May 2018.
nities, fundraising, education and networking, yet again shattered expectations
for this past fundraising year. Resilience, which serves as shared office and programming space for the
school and several other Jewish and social justice organizations. The first-
Since JFRE’s founding in 2008, the group has contributed $2.2 million to floor storefront will be home to sustainability skills workshops, classes and
charitable causes. event, as well as a community library and beit midrash.
• Wolfson Community Center. The JFRE grant will provide for the
But this past year has truly been a banner one: Following a record-breaking addition of a park with a picnic area that will connect the existing city
fundraising result, JFRE granted a record amount of money ($556,400) to fund of Netivot, located in the Jewish Federation’s partnership region, to its
19 charitable projects for its highest number of projects in its history. future neighborhoods in the west. The park will be a tool for facilitating
integration, as well as a place for educational and social programs, events
“We are very pleased with the growing impact of JFRE on the Jewish commu- and recreation.
nity,” said Jeremy Fogel, a JFRE executive committee member and the co-chair • The Chevra. The Chevra’s facility, located in Center City Philadelphia,
of the grants committee. “This year represents our largest fundraising success, is a unique 12,000-square-foot facility that is a hub of Jewish communal
which has allowed us to make our largest amount of total investments into the life for young Jewish professionals and graduate students. The grant will
community, both locally and in Israel. We focused our investments in infra- provide for critical upgrades based on the recommendations of security
structure that supports Jewish schools, camps and residences and anticipate that consultants, which include upgrading the entry system into the building
the positive impact on the community will be significant and long-lasting.” and interior access controls.
• Habonim Dror Camp Galil. The grant will provide for an energy retro-
The JFRE Fund significantly contributes toward tangible and enduring fit of the camp’s dining hall, with critical renovations to the wiring and
capital needs aligned with the Jewish Federation’s priorities, and grants are lighting in the communal space and the kitchen. Located in Ottsville, Pa.,
awarded to capital projects in the Greater Philadelphia area, including Bucks, the facility hosts a summer camp from June through August and retreats
Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and in Israel throughout the fall and spring. The money saved by these improvements
and overseas. will be reinvested into the camp programs and facility.
Following another successful year, JFRE is at work to ensure next year’s
The 19 critical projects that received JFRE grants during the past year’s cycle selected grantees will enjoy even more funding. As Fogel noted, “We look for-
represent a wide range of projects which support everything from children ward to next year where we will work to raise the bar again.”
with disabilities in Israel and Holocaust survivors in Northeast Philadelphia. For more information on JFRE, visit jewishphilly.org/JFRE or contact
Highlights of this year’s grantees include: Rachel Sigman, senior development officer, at [email protected]
For information on grants and to learn how to submit an applica-
• Camp Ramah in the Poconos. The JFRE grant will create a new double tion, contact the Jewish Federation’s Grants & Evaluation Department at
camper bunk, which will allow the camp to clear its waitlist and increase [email protected]
future capacity so more children and young adults will get to experience a
warm, nurturing, fun and inclusive summer environment.
• Amigour-Shimshon-Granit Sheltered Home in Be’er Sheva. This grant
will support the construction of 112 new sustainable and affordable hous-
ing units for older adults in Israel. In addition to the apartment units, a
social hall will be built for events, lessons and gatherings, made available
to all residents and community volunteers.
• JEVS Human Services. The grant will provide for renovations to Tikvah
Residence, a home which specially serves individuals with a disability
caused by serious, chronic mental illness and helps to ease the burdens of
everyday life and to improve the quality of their Jewish community experi-
ence. Renovations will include upgrading stoves and appliances, installing
new flooring, installing grab bars, new lighting and the installation of new
toilets and vanities.
• BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change. Over the past years,
BINA has established itself as one of the most sought-after educational pro-
vider for IDF units, which often seek off-IDF-base spaces for programming.
The JFRE grant will support a full renovation of the ground floor of their
Main Building in Tel Aviv, which will serve as a library, study space and
• Jewish Farm School. Jewish Farm School in West Philadelphia works to
increase the local Jewish community’s capacity to live more sustainably,
support the work of local farms and food justice organizations and connect
these efforts to Jewish traditions, values and the cycles of the Hebrew cal-
endar. The JFRE grant will support the newly built 707 Center for Cultural
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Mommy and Me. Active Adult Friday. SUNDAY, DEC. 23
Sherrie Turetsky, director of the A full day of activities for active adults
School of Early Learning at Old York with KleinLife: Center City. 8:30 a.m. Movie and Dinner Night.
Road Temple-Beth Am, will lead a coffee, tea and munchies. 9:30 a.m. Join the Mosaic Outdoor Club of
weekly one-hour “Mommy & Me” chair exercise or current events. 10:30 Philadelphia for dinner and a movie,
class at 9:30 a.m. 971 Old York Road, a.m. Kabbalat Shabbat service led weather permitting. The group will meet
Abington. by Rabbi Beth Janus. 11:30 a.m. hot at 5 p.m. in front of the AMC Neshaminy
kosher lunch from Betty the Caterer. Theater. Nonmembers are welcome. For
Bible Study. 12:15 p.m. A concert DVD of Israeli information, call Neil at 215-331-8194.
A member of Main Line Reform superstar Yehoram Gaon. RSVP for 660 Neshaminy Mall, Bensalem.
Temple’s clergy leads a discussion of all programs 10 days in advance,
the Tanakh, or Jewish bible, at 11 a.m. either at the sign-in table or by
This is an ongoing process, beginning phone at 215-832-0539.
with Genesis and proceeding over the 2100 Arch St., Philadelphia.
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Weekly drop-in canasta game at uplifting, improvisatory music Each week at Main Line Reform Steve Albert at 267-221-2677 or
1 p.m. with the Sisterhood of with Ross M. Levy and the Levites. Torah, Bagels, Coffee. Temple at 9 a.m., our rabbis lead [email protected]
Ohev Shalom of Bucks County. 6:30 p.m. at Reform Congregation Begin Shabbat morning at us as we read from the parshah, or 9768 Veree Road, Philadelphia.
$2 donation. Lessons by request. Keneseth Israel. 8339 Old York Road, Old York Road Temple-Beth Am weekly portion, and learn about its
Call 215-958-6755 for information. Elkins Park. with an interactive, engaging context and history. There is always MONDAY, DEC. 24
944 Second Street Pike, discussion of the weekly portion a lively discussion and anyone is
Richboro. Kabbalat Shabbat Service. including bagels and coffee at 9 welcome to join us. 410 Montgomery Bereavement Group.
Tzedek v’Shalom, a Jewish a.m. followed by a peer-led Shabbat Ave., Wynnewood. For the newly bereaved, there’s
Reporter Discussion. Reconstructionist congregation in service at 10:15 a.m. Casual dress help at Congregations of Shaare
The Hilltoppers of Temple Sholom in Newtown, invites you to come for is appropriate, and everyone is Game Night. Shamayim from 1-2:30 p.m. No
Broomall welcome Ed Eisen at 1:30 a Kabbalat Shabbat service at the welcome. For more information, Game night hosted by Jewish Single charge. Email [email protected]
p.m. This will be an in-depth report Mollie Dodd Anderson Library on the call 215-886-8000. 971 Old York Road, Professionals of Congregations of com or call 215-677-1600 for details.
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Join the Sisterhood of Melrose
B’nai Israel Emanu-El for our Bereavement Group. Snowy. Jewish. Happy. Caring. Buddhist. Generous.
weekly mahjong game. Open to the For the post-bereaved, held at Fill in your own blank and join us for our annual
entire kehillah. No charge for MBIEE Northeast NORC from 1-2:30 p.m. No day of family fun.
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Mitzvah Morning. 215-886-8000. 971 Old York Road, Corner of 5th and Market Streets
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go to senior citizens in our community.
Teen helpers will be available for THURSDAY, DEC. 27
children/teens who need extra support.
Sensory-friendly room available. There Mommy and Me.
will also be fun in the gym and Nana’s Sherrie Turetsky, director of the
Kitchen will be selling lunch and latkes. School of Early Learning at Old York
Free. 10 a.m. to noon. Register at goo. Road Temple-Beth Am, will lead a
gl/forms/rfee01SgqARWiYjM2. For weekly one-hour “Mommy & Me”
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Kaplan-Mayer at [email protected] Abington.
JCC, 45 Haverford Road, Wynnewood. Knitting With a Mission.
Join us at 10 a.m. as we knit/sew
Mahjong. squares together to make afghans
Our mahjong group at Temple Beth for people in need of comfort. Basic
Zion-Beth Israel meets in the synagogue knowledge of knitting is required to
chapel at 1 p.m. to play the game, have participate. To learn more about JFCS,
fun and raise money for tikkun olam. contact Jennifer Pedulla at
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Obit April or May 1943 on a sunny teaching: “She was able to pre- her memory. “That’s a huge DEATH NOTICES
day. Now, here I am in Rome.” side over classroom encoun- statement about a loving,
Continued from Page 4 ters of people/teachers of such caring teacher.” COHEN
Jacques Shore was also pres- diverse thinking, upbringing,
Shore, who was extremely ent at that meeting, which he socioeconomic backgrounds, All of Shore’s books and Ruth Cohen (nee Berkowitz) on Dec. 9, 2018,
proud of her Jewish heritage, found a bit nerve-wracking. cultural in uences and faith papers are being le to Gratz, age 83, passed away peacefully at her home.
found Jewish community His mother was being her typ- traditions, and she was able to including a huge personal library She was a party planner. She was the be-
at Har Zion Temple. But she ically frank, unvarnished self. see the person for who he or with many volumes on the loved wife of the late Irwin; mother of Jodi
determinedly reached out to she was — a human being who Holocaust and genocide, as well (Robert) Costin, Abbi Cohen (Thomas O'Con-
Christian clergy, creating close “I was blown away. She was was capable of more than what as a large collection of art books. nell) and Andrew (Debbie) Cohen; loving
ties with Cardinal John Krol so open and honest with him,” society was presenting in the grandmother of Jamie and Daniel O'Connell
in Philadelphia and Cardinal said Jacques. But the pope moment. Her classroom was a “Her collected papers will and Josh and Wade Cohen; beloved aunt to
William Keeler in Baltimore. re-assured him. haven for dialogue and under- be valuable,” Finkelman said. Joyce (Milton) Cross and Steven (Eiko)
It was Krol, in fact, who sug- standing; her heart was a sanc- “I hope a student will write a Berkowitz and great nephews and nieces.
gested that Shore meet the “It’s OK, it’s OK,” he said, tuary of uncountable blessings.” master’s thesis on her.” Ruth was the best combination of love,
pope, whom she’d been corre- gesturing, and Jacques saw the strength and wisdom tempered with laughter.
sponding with since 1978. foundation of a friendship that Shore’s students not only As for her family, they, of She was the rock upon which the foundation
lasted until the pope’s death learned from her, they con- course, have many books and of our family was built and she will be
e two nally met for the in 2005. nected to her and kept in touch poems and songs to remem- missed. Relatives and friends were invited to
rst time in 1996 at the Vatican, for years. ber her by. She even wrote a Funeral Services Wednesday Dec. 12th, 11
and she found his friendly Shore’s ability to reach lullaby that is passed down A.M. precisely Goldsteins' Rosenberg's
demeanor quite moving. She across religious divides “She was a beloved teacher,” from generation to generation, Raphael Sacks, 6410 N. Broad St. Interment
wrote in Building Bridges, inspired many. Father John B. Gratz College President Paul sung to new grandchildren and Montefiore Cemetery, 600 Church Rd., Jenk-
“Here I sit, a Jewish woman Gabage, a reverend at the St. Finkelman said. “Students felt great-grandchildren. intown, PA. Contributions in her memory
from Poland who decided one Benedict/St. Elizabeth Catholic they not only learned from her may be made to a charity of the donor's
day in her youth in Poland Community in Maryland, and were mentored by her, but “Life is to be young and old, choice. There will be no shiva observed.
during the war that, if she sur- penned some re ections when they were nurtured by her.” life is to learn and to struggle,”
vived the war, she would try to he heard about her death. Shore wrote. “Life means to live.” GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S
spread understanding among Finkelman said the college RAPHAEL-SACKS
people of di erent religions, “Lena had the ability to had heard from former stu- A funeral was held Dec. 4.
ethnic groups, races and cul- see into you like no other,” he dents who wanted to honor A memorial service is being DOBIN
tures. at was in Poland in wrote. “Lena was able to ask her, a number of whom have planned for the spring. ●
the questions that o en others donated to the school in Gloria Schreiber Dobin, 82, of Tequesta, FL
could not or dare not ask. ” [email protected]; passed away peacefully in her sleep Sat-
215-832-0747 urday, November 24, 2018 after battling vari-
Gabage also praised her ous illnesses for the past eight years. She
was born October 15, 1936 in Orange, NJ,
SHARE your the daughter of Sigmund and Regina
engagement, Schreiber. She spent her early years in both
wedding, birth, Orange and West Orange, NJ. She gradu-
Bar/Bat Mitzvah ated from West Orange High School where
announcement her talents as a pianist and artist were dis-
and any other played. She served as the head drum major-
simcha on both ette in the High School Marching Band. After
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and the weekly Douglass College, New Brunswick, NJ on a
Jewish Exponent full academic scholarship graduating in 1958
newspaper for ... FREE. with High Honors in French. Upon gradu-
ation she went to work in New York City at
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SUBMIT-MAZEL-TOV teletype operator in French to the then-French
colonies in Africa. She was working at the
Bank when she met Edward I. Dobin, then a
Law School student. They married in 1959
and remained married until her death. They
had three children -- Marc S. Dobin, Esq.
(Donna Lee Spinosi), Nanette Dobin Cronan
(Thomas) and Andrea Dobin, Esq. (Albert
Lazarovici). Gloria has four grandchildren,
the prides of her life, Alexander Dobin,
Michele Dobin, Grant Lazarovici and Nina
Lazarovici. While Edward finished Law
School, they lived in Philadelphia PA. Upon
his graduation they moved to Bucks County,
Pennsylvania living in Yardley, PA and New-
town, PA. The latter in a custom home de-
signed by Gloria. In anticipation of her
youngest child going off to college Gloria re-
turned to higher education earning an MBA at
night from Temple University in Philadelphia,
PA. Upon Edward’s retirement in 2001 they
purchased homes in Tequesta, FL and Mar-
gate NJ becoming snowbirds. As Gloria’s ill-
nesses progressed, they sold their home in
New Jersey and became full-time residents of
Florida. While living in Bucks County Gloria
became active in community theatre, per-
forming in several plays. She also wrote, ac-
ted in and directed several plays for the Sis-
terhood of Adath Israel Cong. in Trenton, NJ.
If you asked Gloria what her career was, she
would say: raising three children to be good
citizens, and assisting her husband in his ca-
reer and his philanthropic and community en-
deavors. Contributions in her memory may
be made to Abrams Hebrew Academy, 32
West College Ave Yardley, PA 19067,
Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org or a
charity of the donor’s choice.
I.J. MORRIS AT STAR OF DAVID CEMETERY
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EINHORN KORNBLATT SCHAFF TWERSKY WEISS
Sheldon Einhorn, of Boynton Beach and Ry- Edward S. Kornblatt, 90, passed away peace- Ronald Fred Schaff on Dec. 7, 2018; age 84 Barbara Twersky (nee Feldman), age 92, on Max Weiss, November 23, 2018, of Phil-
dal, received his Doctorate in Mathematics fully at his home at The Quadrangle in Haver- passed away in Ft. Pierce FL. He is survived December 11, 2018, of Philadelphia. Wife of adelphia, PA. Beloved husband, of over 50
from Penn in 1969. After years in defense ford, Pennsylvania on December 11, 2018. by his loving, dedicated wife Charlotte (Tu- the late Nathan. Devoted mother of the late years, to Sybil, (nee Mizrachi); loving father
work, he became the manager of his wife's Beloved husband of the late Dolores G. Korn- bis) of 59 years, sons Randall and Jodi Louellan Wittenberg and David (Meryle) of Steve (Hallie) Weiss and Debra Menaker
real estate company. He loved duplicate blatt; loving father of Lynne Kornblatt (Cath- (Kosoy) Schaff, Brian and Vicki (Barbach) Twersky; mother-in-law of Don (Bonnie) Wit- (Matthew) Smigo; devoted grandfather of Mi-
bridge, the English language, and the ukulele, rael Kazin), and David (Debbie) Kornblatt; Schaff, grandchildren Melissa Schaff, Evan tenberg; cherished grandmother of Steve chael, Jordan, Jake, and Brayden. Brother of
and had a passion for tennis, passing away cherished grandfather of Robert, Jack, Noah Pierce, Heather Pierce and great-grandchil- (Jen) Wittenberg and Jan (Meg) Wittenberg; the late Bob Weiss and survived by his two
suddenly on November 6, 2018, in the midst and Eiren. Loved by nieces, nephews, cous- dren Cameron and Caleb Pierce. Formerly of Mark (Kristen) Twersky and Adam Twersky; nieces, nephew and their families. Contribu-
of a winning game. Sheldon is lovingly re- ins, friends, and a vast array of devoted stu- Miami, FL and Philadelphia, PA, he was a loy- loving great-grandmother of Ethan, Lilly, tions in his memory can be made to a charity
membered by his wife, Miriam, son Andrew dents and colleagues from the many Phil- al member of Temple Judea Philadelphia as Benjamin, Leo, Aiden and Nicholas. A private of the donor's choice.
Einhorn, daughter Janet Einhorn, and her adelphia public and religious institutions he well as a lifetime member of the South Flor- graveside service was held at Shalom Me-
daughters Andrea Sue Hollenbach and Shar- called home throughout his life: Beth Am Is- ida International Palm Society and Miami morial Park. Contributions in her memory WILF
on Rose Hollenbach. rael, Bartram, Olney, Roxborough, Phil- Mineral and Gem Society. Ronald spent his may be made to Abramson Center Senior
adelphia Standard Evening High Schools, life dedicated to exploring his various pas- Care, www.abramsoncenter.org. Harold Wilf M.D. - F.A.C.S., December 8,
FRANK Philadelphia Community College as well as sions as an entrepreneur and business own- 2018 of Bala Cynwyd, Pa. Beloved husband
Fox Rothschild LLP where he served as Firm er of Jerry’s Records, RonDel Distributors, GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S of Constance (nee Lavine). Father of the late
Ruth Frank (nee Geltzer) on December 11, Administrator for ten years after retiring from Flashback Boutique, and A Hidden Garden. RAPHAEL-SACKS Edward Wilf. Father-in-Law of Karen Wilf.
2018. Wife of the late Milton. Mother of Willi- teaching. Contributions in his memory may He was committed to sharing his enthusi- Brother of Arlene (Steve) Cohen, Sam Wilf
am (Lynne) Frank and the late Steven Frank. be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Jew- asm in these areas by mentoring youth Honor the memory and the late Esther Bernett. Grandfather of
Sister of Shirley (David) Bosnoff and Susan ish National Fund (JNF) or the charity of the groups, giving back to his community, charit- of your loved one... Lauren and Carolyn. Proud lifelong ENT spe-
(Gary) Jackson. Grandmother of Lee Frank donor’s choice. able organizations, and sharing his know- cialist serving Northeast Philadelphia and the
(Nozomi Sawa) and Katy Frank (Sean ledge and philosophies. Contributions in his Call 215.832.0749 to surrounding suburbs. Contributions in his
Barlett). Great-grandmother of Theo and GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S memory can be made to The Juvenile Dia- place your memorial. memory may be made to a charity of the
Sofie. Relatives and friends were invited to RAPHAEL-SACKS betes Research Foundation (JDRF.org) or donor's choice.
Funeral Services Thursday 8 A.M. precisely The Parkinson’s Foundation (parkinson.org)
Goldsteins' Rosenberg's Raphael-Sacks Sub- MARKUS JOSEPH LEVINE and SONS
urban North, 310 2nd Street Pike, Southamp- SHULL
ton. Int. Washington Crossing National Henry Z. Markus, on December 6, 2018. He Honor the
Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may was a researcher in microbiology and resided James Shull, 89, and Sonia Shull, 88 were memory of your
be made to the American Cancer Society or a in Wyncote, PA Husband of Helene (nee blessed to be married 65 years on November
charity of the donor’s choice. Babad), father of Maurice (Marti) Markus and 1st, 2018. James passed away Wednesday loved one …
Elliot Markus; brother of Emanuel Markus; November 14th and on Tuesday November
GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S grandfather of Anneliese, Claire, Cayla and 26th Sonia followed James into what will be CALL 215-832-0749 OR 075
RAPHAEL-SACKS Addison. Contributions in his memory may their eternal love affair. They are survived by TO PLACE YOUR YAHRTZEIT AD.
be made to Yad Vashem, PO Box 3477, Jeru- their son Dean (Lisa) Shull and grandchil-
FREEDMAN salem 9103401 Israel www.yadvashem.org dren Chelsea and Zachary. James and Sonia, [email protected]
always known as Sunny, lived and worked in
Judith Dorothy Freedman (nee Shapiro) GOLDSTEINS' ROSEBERG"S Philadelphia for over 50 years. They retired to
December 8, 2018; of Chester, PA; beloved RAPHAEL-SACKS Delray Beach, Florida where they enjoyed a
wife of the late David; loving mother of Jac- full and happy life together. They enjoyed
queline Freedman Bershad (Joseph); adored ROSEN traveling around the world and spending time
daughter of the late Minnie (Shapiro) with family and friends. James was a selfless
Seidman and the late Harry Shapiro; devoted Mickie Rosen (nee Rabinowitz), on Decem- human being and kind to all and Sonia was a
sister of the late Helen Gordon; cherished ber 9, 2018. Wife of the late Howard Rosen. woman full of integrity and love. Nothing was
grandmother of David Ethan Bershad; aunt of Mother of Dr. Robert (Carla) Rosen and Jill more important to them than family. They
Linda, Jeffrey, Elaine, Carolyn and Harriet. (Lloyd) Zitomer. Grandmother of Alex (Car- were laid to rest in Boca Gardens in Boca
Judith spent her career as a stock broker in rie) Rosen, Samuel Rosen, Samantha Raton, FL. Their love for one another was
New York City. She retired to Singer Island, Zitomer and Michael Zitomer. Great Grand- something that was more powerful than life
FL and Carmel, CA. Funeral services were mother of Henry Allyn Rosen. Contributions itself. Their family is a peace knowing they
held on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 at Joseph in her memory may be made to the Americ- will continue life together side by side- just
Levine & Sons (West), 2811 West Chester an Heart Association www.heart.org like wanted.
Pike, Broomall, PA. Interment was at Ohev
Shalom Cemetery, Brookhaven, PA. Contribu- GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S
tions in her memory may be made to the RAPHAEL-SACKS
A.S.P.C.A. or the Alzheimer’s Association.
JOSEPH LEVINE and SONS
Robert Salkoff, age 90, died on November 23,
KLEEMAN 2018. Husband of Reba (nee Handfinger);
Father of Susan Freed (Martin), Jane Noah
Ruth Kleeman (nee Cohen), December 8, (Ralph) and the late Michael Salkoff; Brother
2018, of Wynnewood, PA. Beloved wife of the of Mildred Meiman; Grandfather of Michael,
late Eugene Kleeman; loving mother of Mi- Andrew, Daniel, Juliet, Andrea, Michaela and
chael (Jill) Kleeman, and Alan (Kathy) Klee- Samuel. Robert grew up in the Strawberry
man; cherished grandmother of Douglas, Mansion section of Philadelphia, and lived in
Lindsay, Jodie and Courtney. Contributions in Lafayette Hill, PA since 1967. During this
her memory may be made to Hadassah time, he was a regular commuter to New
(www.hadassah.org) or to a charity of the York City where he led his textile brokerage
donor’s choice. firm. Robert was an avid reader of current
events, physics books, and history. He also
JOSEPH LEVINE and SONS enjoyed biking – both in Valley Green/Wis-
sahickon Park and along the Atlantic City
A Community Remembers boardwalk. He enjoyed many summers with
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made to the Michael Salkoff Memorial Fund,
C/O Congregation Or Ami, Lafayette Hill, PA.
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wealth of Pennsylvania, Depart- or demands against the estate of quest all persons having claims or the undersigned, who request all ber 15, 2018 for EH Dev Shop at ceased Register of Wills No. A-4171-2018, Plaintiff vs. Lee McClinnaham
ment of Banking, an application for the decedent to make known the demands against the estate of the persons having claims or demands 443 W. Norris St. Philadelphia, PA a/k/a Lee McLinnaham a/k/a Lee McClinnahem a/k/a Lee McClinnahm a/k/a
renewal licensure of a pawnbroker same, and all persons indebted to decedent to make known the same against the estate of the decedent 19122. The name and address of Lee McClinnanam a/k/a Lee McClinnham, Defendant
office at this location, which is as the decedent to make payment and all persons indebted to the de- to make known the same and all each individual interested in the To the Defendant: Lee McClinnaham a/k/a Lee McLinnaham a/k/a Lee Mc-
follows: 5708 N. Broad Street, Phil- without delay, to Demetrios Prinos cedent to make payment without persons indebted to the decedent business is Evan M. Herman at 443 Clinnahem a/k/a Lee McClinnahm a/k/a Lee McClinnanam a/k/a Lee McClin-
adelphia , PA 19141. All interested and Evagelia Prinos, c/o Anthony J. delay to BRUCE S. MARKS, AD- to make payment without delay to W. Norris St Philadelphia, PA nham, who lived in Phila., PA but address is unknown: TAKE NOTICE THAT
persons may file written com- Beldecos, Esq., Lundy Beldecos & MINISTRATOR, c/o David S. Work- BRENT F. GREENSPAN and EVAN 19122. This was filed in accord- THE Plaintiff has filed an action Quiet Title on 54 N. 60th St., Philadelphia,
ments in favor of or in opposition Milby, PC, 450 N. Narberth Ave., man, Esq., The Bellevue, 6th Fl., 200 M. GREENSPAN, EXECUTORS, c/o ance with 54 PaC.S. 311. PA 19139, as captioned above. NOTICE: IF YOU WISH TO DEFEND, YOU
to the application, with the Pawn- Suite 200, Narberth, PA 19072, Ad- S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA Rebecca Rosenberger Smolen, FICTITIOUS NAME REGISTRATION MUST ENTER A WRITTEN APPEARANCE PERSONALLY OR BY ATTORNEY
broker Hearing Officer, ministrators. 19102, Esq., One Bala Plaza, Ste. 623, Bala Notice is hereby given that an Ap- AND FILE YOUR DEFENSES OR OBJECTIONS WITH THE COURT. YOU ARE
Pennsylvania Department of Bank- Lundy Beldecos & Milby, PC Or to his Attorney: Cynwyd, PA 19004, plication for Registration of Ficti- WARNED THAT IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO THE CASE MAY PROCEED
ing, 17 N. 2nd Street, Ste 1300, 450 N. Narberth Ave. DAVID S. WORKMAN Or to their Attorney: tious Name was filed in the Depart- WITHOUT YOU AND A JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101- Suite 200 ASTOR WEISS KAPLAN & MAN- REBECCA ROSENBERGER ment of State of the Common- WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE FOR THE RELIEF REQUESTED BY THE
2290. All comments to be con- Narberth, PA 19072 DEL, LLP SMOLEN wealth of Pennsylvania on Novem- PLAINTIFF. YOU MAY LOSE MONEY OR PROPERTY OR OTHER RIGHTS
sidered must be received by the ESTATE OF GERALDINE J. The Bellevue, 6th Fl., 200 S. Broad BALA LAW GROUP, LLC ber 21, 2018 for Brookie's Boutique IMPORTANT TO YOU. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS NOTICE TO YOUR LAW-
Department within thirty (30) days THOMPSON, DECEASED. St. One Bala Plaza, Ste. 623 at 168 Knoll Dr. Collegeville, PA YER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER GO TO OR TELEPHONE
from the date of this newspaper Late of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA 19102 Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 19426. The name and address of THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW. THIS OFFICE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH
publication. LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on ESTATE OF JOSEPH GUGLIELMO, the individual interested in the busi- INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING A LAWYER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO
the above Estate have been gran- DECEASED. ESTATE OF TADEO MAR, late of ness is Kristen Pavillard at 168 HIRE A LAWYER, THIS OFFICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH IN-
ESTATE NOTICES ted to the undersigned, who re- Late of Philadelphia Philadelphia, LETTERS OF ADMIN- Knoll Dr. Collegeville, PA 19426. FORMATION ABOUT AGENCIES THAT MAY OFFER LEGAL SERVICES TO
ESTATE OF CHARLES LIPPINCOTT; quest all persons having claims or LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on ISTRATION on the above Estate This was filed in accordance with ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE. Phila. Bar Assn.,
LIPPINCOTT, CHARLES demands against the estate of the the above Estate have been gran- have been granted to the under- 54 PaC.S. 311. 1101 Market St., 10th Fl., Phila., PA 19107, 215.238.6333. Linda McGrier,
Late of Philadelphia, PA. decedent to make known the same ted to the undersigned, who re- signed, who requests all persons FICTITIOUS NAME REGISTRATION Atty. for Plaintiff, 2211 Chichester Ave., #201,
LETTERS TESTAMENTARY and all persons indebted to the de- quest all persons having claims or having claims or demands against Notice is hereby given that an Ap- Upper Chichester, PA 19061, 610.485.8567.
on the above estate have been cedent to make payment without demands against the estate of the the estate of the decedent to make plication for Registration of Ficti-
granted to the undersigned, who delay to THERESA M. STEINMETZ, decedent to make known the same known the same and all persons in- tious Name was filed in the Depart- YOUR
request all persons having claims ADMINISTRATRIX, c/o Kelly Barse, and all persons indebted to the de- debted to the decedent to make ment of State of the Common- AD
or demands against the estate of Esq., 1701 Walnut St., 6th Fl., Phil- cedent to make payment without payment without delay to Manuel wealth of Pennsylvania on Novem-
the decedent to make known the adelphia, PA 19103, delay to MICHAEL RAY, ADMINIS- Mar, Administrator or to his attor- ber 21, 2018 for Fire On Ice Per- HERE
same, and all persons indebted to Or to her Attorney: TRATOR, c/o Flora M. Novick, Esq., ney c/o: formance Training at 1517 New
the decedent to make payment KELLY BARSE 1701 Walnut St., 6th Fl., Phil- Michael Wolinsky, Esquire Hope St. Norristown, PA 19401. To
without delay, to Dorothy Zubras, THE LAW OFFICES OF PETER L. adelphia, PA 19103, 1015 Chestnut Street, Ste 414 The name and address of the indi- Place
2601 Pennsylvania Ave., Unit 150, KLENK & ASSOCIATES Or to his Attorney: Philadelphia, PA 19107 vidual interested in the business is
Philadelphia, PA, 19130, Executrix 1701 Walnut St., 6th Fl. FLORA M. NOVICK Michael Riccioli at 1517 New Hope a
ESTATE OF DAVID MIDDLETON, Philadelphia, PA 19103 THE LAW OFFICES OF PETER L. CORPORATE NOTICES St. Norristown, PA 19401. This was Classified
DECEASED. ESTATE OF GILDA DUNOFF, DE- KLENK & ASSOCIATES EH Madison Inc., a corporation or- filed in accordance with 54
Late of Philadelphia CEASED. 1701 Walnut St., 6th Fl. ganized under the laws of the state PaC.S.311. Ad
LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on Late of Philadelphia County Philadelphia, PA 19103 of New Jersey, has applied for re- FICTITIOUS NAME REGISTRATION
the above Estate have been gran- LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the ESTATE OF JOYCE ELLEN LAVERY, gistration in Pennsylvania under Notice is hereby given that an Ap- CALL:
ted to the undersigned, who re- above Estate have been granted to DECEASED. the provisions of Chapter 4 of the plication for Registration of Ficti-
quest all persons having claims or the undersigned, who request all Late of Philadelphia County and Al- Associations Code. The address of tious Name was filed in the Depart- NICOLE MCNALLY
demands against the estate of the persons having claims or demands exandria, Fairfax County, VA its principal office under the laws of ment of State of the Common-
decedent to make known the same against the estate of the decedent LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the the jurisdiction of formation is 115 wealth of Pennsylvania on Novem- 215.832.0750
and all persons indebted to the de- to make known the same and all above Estate have been granted to Christopher Columbus Dr., (400), ber 02, 2018 for Further Stained
cedent to make payment without persons indebted to the decedent the undersigned, who request all Jersey City, NJ 07302 and the ad- Glass at 413 Fitzwatertown Road or
delay to TRINA MIDDLETON, AD- to make payment without delay to persons having claims or demands dress of its proposed registered of- Willow Grove, PA 19090. The name JILL RAFF
MINISTRATRIX, c/o Bess M. Colli- DOVID DUNOFF, Executor, c/o Dah- against the estate of the decedent fice in this Commonwealth is c/o and address of the individual inter-
er, Esq., 820 Homestead Rd., Jenk- lia Robinson-Oaken, Esq. 822 to make known the same and all 2021 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA ested in the business is Andrew 215.832.0749
intown, PA 19046, Montgomery Avenue, Suite 204, persons indebted to the decedent 19103. Meoli at 413 Fitzwatertown Road
Or to her Attorney: Narberth, PA 19072 or his attorney; to make payment without delay to Willow Grove, PA 19090. This was
BESS M. COLLIER Dahlia Robinson-Ocken Esq. Joseph Lavery, Executor, P.O. Box EH Norristown Inc., a corporation filed in accordance with 54 PaC.S.
Feldman & Feldman, LLP 822 Montgomery Ave 609, Green Lane, PA 18054 organized under the laws of the 311.
820 Homestead Rd. Suite 204 ESTATE OF RITA GUGLIELMO, DE- state of New Jersey, has applied for FICTITIOUS NAME REGISTRATION
Jenkintown, PA 19046 Narberth, PA 19072 CEASED. registration in Pennsylvania under Notice is hereby given that an Ap-
ESTATE OF ELISABETH SHAR- ESTATE OF GLORIA M. SCHLOS- Late of Philadelphia the provisions of Chapter 4 of the plication for Registration of Ficti-
ROCK SPEIGHT, DECEASED. BERG a/k/a GLORIA SCHLOSBERG, LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on Associations Code. The address of tious Name was filed in the Depart-
Late of Philadelphia DECEASED. the above Estate have been gran- its principal office under the laws of ment of State of the Common-
LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on Late of Philadelphia ted to the undersigned, who re- the jurisdiction of formation is 115 wealth of Pennsylvania on Novem-
the above Estate have been gran- LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the quest all persons having claims or Christopher Columbus Dr., (400), ber 13, 2018 for RE OT at 1 Dan-
ted to the undersigned, who re- above Estate have been granted to demands against the estate of the Jersey City, NJ 07302 and the ad- bridge Drive Horsham, PA 19044.
quest all persons having claims or the undersigned, who request all decedent to make known the same dress of its proposed registered of- the name and address of each indi-
demands against the estate of the persons having claims or demands and all persons indebted to the de- fice in this Commonwealth is c/o vidual interested in the business is
decedent to make known the same against the estate of the decedent cedent to make payment without 2021 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA Rachel Engelhardt at 1 Danbridge
and all persons indebted to the de- to make known the same and all delay to MICHAEL RAY, ADMINIS- 19103. Drive Horsham, PA 19044. This
cedent to make payment without persons indebted to the decedent TRATOR, c/o Flora M. Novick, Esq., was filed in accordance with 54
delay to THOMAS B. SPEIGHT, AD- to make payment without delay to – 1701 Walnut St., 6th Fl., Phil- Notice is hereby given that, pursu- PaC.S. 311.
MINISTRATOR, c/o Flora M. ROBIN SCHLOSBERG, EXECUTRIX, adelphia, PA 19103, ant to the Business Corporation
Novick, Esq., 1701 Walnut St., 6th c/o Miriam N. Jacobson, Esq., 1900 Or to her Attorney: Law of 1988, Newedge USA, LLC, a STATEWIDE ADS
Fl., Philadelphia, PA 19103, JFK Blvd., Ste. 1519, Philadelphia, FLORA M. NOVICK limited liability company organized Education/Training:
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KLENK & ASSOCIATES 1900 JFK Blvd., Ste. 1519 Philadelphia, PA 19103 dress of its principal office is 245 dents – Career placement assist-
1701 Walnut St., 6th Fl. Philadelphia, PA 19103 ESTATE OF ROBERT GREENSPAN Park Avenue, NY, NY 10167 and ance. CALL Aviation Institute of
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quest all persons having claims or against the estate of the decedent persons having claims or demands Pennsylvania Business Corpora- Miscellaneous:
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NEWSMAKERS The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) held its “Anti-Semitism in
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Gov. Tom Wolf met with Jewish community leaders to discuss times opposing viewpoints in response to the question as it pertains to the Jewish community.
anti-Semitism in Pennsylvania.
From left: Mark Zucker, Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition chairman; Arlene From left: Jeff Rosen, National Constitution Center president and CEO; Brooke Goldstein, The Lawfare
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The Wellness Program for Holocaust Survivors from the former Congregation Kol Ami installed Rabbi Leah Berkowitz Nov. 9-11. Berkowitz, who grew up at
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