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Jewish Exponent Dec. 26, 2019

Jewish Exponent Dec. 26, 2019

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Israel is moving toward its third election
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OBITUARY Justice Ruth Bader
The Jewish Exponent keeps Ginsburg Honored at
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Translator Dies of the news here; sometimes that news
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to educate and gauge commu- the Bonimot Tzedek Program
Too Far? Ship your Repairs to us, call for details nity interest in gun violence bers of the Jewish community coordinator at Habonim Dror
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ing to Michele Ri in, co-chair by gun violence, as well as
FOR BOYS AND GIRLS IN GRADES 5-8 of the synagogue’s Social experts on the topic, includ- At the event, he spoke of the
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro, last year at the camp. High
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issue alive,” she said. “It’s some- be-retired ADL Philadelphia program chose gun violence
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tor of the Anti-Defamation Carra Minko , co-chair of thing about some other Jewish
League in Philadelphia. She the Social Action Committee, value,” Haven said, “we brought
said gun violence doesn’t just in the gun violence aspect so we
refer to mass shootings but also rst began work on what would could use that as a case study for
includes suicide, domestic vio- become the short lm ve days understanding how our values
lence and violent crime. She before the shooting at Marjorie that we learn from our parents
urged those at the event to Stoneman Douglas High and from going to shul and stu
reach out to local o cials. School in Parkland, Florida. like that can be brought ... into
these larger overall issues.” ●
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gun violence this way, and
they do have the same levels
of violent video games, vio-
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is about access to guns. We do
have a Second Amendment. We
do have strong gun rights in
the Pennsylvania Constitution
and strong gun rights in
Pennsylvania generally. But
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with those parts of our consti-
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Nuremberg Interpreter George Sakheim Dies at 96

OBITUARY wayward time there. drafted. Because he spoke at the Nuremberg Trials, where
“He was something of a delin- German, he was assigned to he translated testimonies from
quent,” David Sakheim said. military intelligence and sent to several Nazi defendants, most
MATT SILVER | JE STAFF

In 1938, at 15, Sakheim was the secret Camp Richie train- notably Hermann Goering and
GEORGE SAKHEIM, a psy- sent to live with an aunt in New ing facility in Maryland. As Rudolph Hess. In a personal diary,
chologist who aided prosecutors York City. one of the famed “Richie Boys,” Sakheim wrote that Hess was “so
at the Nuremberg Trials as a “That’s when his life really Sakheim was trained in, among casual and calm.”
German-speaking interpreter, turned around,” David Sakheim other things, interrogation and Early reticence in recounting
died Dec. 5 of pneumonia and said, “once he had good schools psychological warfare. experiences in combat and at George and Ilse Sakheim. They
a heart infection at Abington- and good supervision.” “They were right on the Nuremberg gave way to Sakheim were married nearly 70 years.
Lansdale Hospital. He was 96. giving lectures and speeches.
The difference in his experi- edge of what was moral,” David Courtesy of the Sakheim family

Sakheim was born in Ham- ences abroad and in New York Sakheim recalled his father say- “I’ll say sometimes to my remained active until his death,
burg, Germany, and spent his would inform his psychology ing about the techniques he was wife, ‘When I was a kid, my par- most recently with the branch of
early childhood years there. practice for the rest of his life. taught. “And he really struggled ents never talked about it’ and it’s that organization in Philadelphia.
After his father’s death in the “He could really see how with what about that was OK hard for her to believe because Sakheim married his wife,
early 1930s, his mother moved life’s circumstances could affect and what wasn’t.” now they don’t stop talking about Ilse (née Oschinsky) in 1950.
the family to what is now Israel. you in either direction,” David Sakheim’s service career saw it,” David Sakheim said. Like Sakheim, she fled Germany
“All of her friends thought she Sakheim said. “They could turn him storm Normandy as part Sakheim earned a Ph.D in as a child — at 13 on the Kinder-
was crazy (for leaving Germany). you into a juvenile delinquent of the 104th Infantry Division clinical psychology; he practiced transport to England. They were
People thought she was nuts, but or they could turn you into a and take part in the liberation in Maine, then in New York. He married for nearly 70 years.
it really saved their lives,” his son psychologist. This was different of Nordhausen. For his role in specialized in treating teenagers Sakheim is survived by his
David Sakheim said. from how a lot of (doctors) were liberating France, the French and abuse victims and believed wife Ilse, his son David, his
Sakheim’s mother became the looking at delinquent kids at the government awarded Sakheim, that delinquency could be daughter Ruthie Kitchell and
first female taxi driver in their new time.” along with nine others, the reversed with early intervention. five grandchildren. l
home, eventually becoming a well- By 1943, Sakheim had Legion of Honor Medal, France’s In New York, Sakheim
known tour guide. But Sakheim enrolled in Columbia University highest honor, in 2009. became involved in the New [email protected];
went through an undisciplined, when, as a freshman, he was After the war, Sakheim worked York Ethical Culture Society and 215-832-0737
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Jewish religious conferences held interesting change of pace to movement and its future. He
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traveled to the McCormick Place nity to socialize with colleagues
convention center in Chicago to ere was also Rabbi Michelle and others who share his values.
take part from Dec. 11-15 in ses- Pearlman of Beth Chaim Reform
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“ is biennial focuses on an opportunity to reconnect has more than a dozen summer
the ways the Reform Jewish with friends and colleagues. camps. It has a rabbinic school
movement uses our strength to system. It is building an infra-
do good,” URJ President Rabbi e best part for her was structure in Israel. It has a global
Rick Jacobs said in a press witnessing the more than presence. And it’s very emotional
release. “We are thinking dif- 20 people from her congre- and inspirational to meet people
ferently, collaborating across gation become inspired and from all those di erent dimen-
our network of congregations empowered. Pearlman enjoyed sions who are working for the
and communities, and enhanc- attending Maderer’s service, same things you believe in.” ●
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Kellman Brown Makes Philadelphia Push

LOCAL mater. Besides attracting their two parts, according to Ana the real warmth, the commu- Prospective Kellman students at a
JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF alumni who have started fam- Atach, Center City liaison in nity feeling,” she said. challah baking event
ilies, it’s an e ort that seeks to Kellman’s enrollment depart-
LOOK O’ER YONDER, over anticipate the future geograph- ment: ere are a ordability She and her family were able Courtesy of Kellman Brown Academy
the hills there, just past the hori- ical bunching of prospective grants, to be awarded to qual- to have the best of city life with-
zon. Can you see it, way o in the Kellman students, Zivic said. ifying Center City families out missing out on a verdant “You’ve got to come see it,”
distance? Squint, if you must. beginning in the fall of 2020. suburban campus, one where she said.
Over the last few months, And for Center City families Hebrew is spoken in the halls.
at far-o land, if you can Kellman has hosted parlor speci cally, next fall will bring Eight years later, she has a h As of now, three Center City
believe it, is the state of New meetings and family events in transportation to Kellman for grader, a third grader and a kin- families send seven children
Jersey, and Kellman Brown Philadelphia, drawing as many the rst time, a signi cant dergarten student at Kellman. to Kellman each day. e goal
Academy would like to con- as 50 for a challah bake at the change for families who aren’t is to ll two passenger vans
vince you that the distance in home of a Center City alum- able to drive their children to “We just owe so much of coming from the city in the
your mind is far greater than nus. ere have been PJ Library school in the morning. who they are to what it is next few years, as the base of
the one by road. events, too. ere are plans that they’ve gotten from their families continues to grow.
for further events and tours at To Eliana Seltzer, the Jewish school,” Seltzer said. “It really
“It’s really not far,” laughed Kellman itself, and an upcoming studies coordinator at Kellman is our second home.” In the meantime, Zivic and
Kellman Principal Rachel Zivic. January event at the Philly Arts and the mother of three Kellman the other Center City commuters
Center will allow kids to make students, the school was an easy To Zivic, who is in her 13th will tell anyone who listens: It’s
Kellman is a K-8 pluralistic art to take home while their par- sell. When she and her husband year at Kellman, and third as really just a 30-minute drive. ●
Jewish day school in Voorhees, ents hear more about the school. moved from Rhode Island, they principal, the sell becomes easy
New Jersey, open since 1958. It knew they wanted to raise their once the cost and the transpor- [email protected];
began the school year with 113 stu- At these meetings, a three- children in a city — they wanted tation are addressed. Besides 215-832-0740
dents at its suburban campus, the fold case is made. ere is rst, a walkable life. the obvious pitch from any
majority coming from New Jersey. of course, the school itself, with Jewish day school — that the
its roomy campus, dual Jewish- At the same time, Seltzer was school will produce Jewishly-
But this year, Kellman has secular curriculum, advanced looking to nd a home profes- literate young adults, invested
kicked o a Center City recruit- STEM lab, Hebrew immersion, sionally, too. When she walked in the future well-being of
ment e ort in a bid to serve small class sizes and so on. at through the doors of Kellman their communities — Kellman
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Philadelphia and want to send she needed to feel — “the ruach, make up the school. at’s the
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Volunteer was crushed when his young to lms’ closing credits — see Broida, who’s worked with the Hashimis strollers for their
daughter, not knowing its sig- 2015’s “ e Flower Robber.” Afghan refugees for more than younger children; this week, it’s
Continued from Page 7 ni cance, trampled it underfoot four years, has heard many ver- a vacuum cleaner and Amazon
— he tunes up and sings a song In the United States, how- sions of the same story. Fire tablets for the younger
and televisions and, sometimes, for his guests, accompanying ever, he works as a security kids. ey show him where to
a laptop. A few on Broida’s himself on guitar. guard for low pay. Like Mir Atiqullah Hashimi’s. plug it in and how to charge it.
list are musicians, or were; for Hashimi worked with the He asks a er their homework
them, he brings instruments. e song is his daughter’s Youso came here in 2018 U.S. government in Kabul as an and feeds them math problems
Lightly used acoustic guitars favorite, and as he plays and with his wife and young interpreter and then with mil- to solve on their tablets.
in surprisingly good condition. sings, the way she watches him daughter, waiting just eight itary contractor Dynacorp. He
tells you she couldn’t idolize months for a visa (instead of became a U.S. embassy liaison. Broida is humble, but people
e bikes, sometimes for kids, him any more. e way he the usual two years or more) “It was a very good job,” he like Hashimi and Mohammad
sometimes for grown-ups, are looks back says he’s forgiven because he’d served as an said. Aahmadzai, another Afghani
on a rack a xed to the trunk. her for breaking his old guitar. interpreter for the U.S. military But, similar situation: refugee and former Army
in Kabul. He interpreted for “Anybody who works with interpreter, look at him as some
Broida, 74, of Haverford, “ is is why I live,” Youso special forces and the United Americans gets targeted by the kind of angel or patron saint.
indeed is like the mythical Claus, says, pointing to his daughter States Agency for International Taliban,” Broida explained.
only he makes his rounds far and guitar. “ is is everything.” Development, among others. Now his family is safe, at “David is the best,” Aahmadzai
more regularly (every Saturday), least from the Taliban, liv- says. “He is doing a lot.”
and those on the receiving end Youso was a well-known “It is very dangerous,” Youso ing, as many of the resettled
of his generosity have stories musician in his native Kabul, said of the work he did in Kabul. Afghani families do — in a Broida insists even what he
that aren’t the stu of kids’ the Afghan capital, with a large “Very dangerous places.” Northeast Philadelphia town- does is not enough.
fairy tales. following. So large, he said, home. He works two menial
that errands became ordeals Youso is not just talking jobs, for low pay, in poor con- “Material things are nice,”
Masih Youso , 37, is a musi- — “Sel es and all of that,” he about working in the eld. ditions, and his hours are such Broida says, “but what really
cian, a singer-songwriter with said. His stage name is Masih that he rarely sees his kids. makes the di erence is taking
the boyish good looks of a pop Raihan, and his videos are all If you work with the Last week, Broida brought an interest in their lives.” ●
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while also noting that an Al Cherno , who died Nov. 5, was the subject of the most popular story. the museum’s position. Security footage at the
investigation was still pending Courtesy of David Levin “ e very core of Holocaust Holocaust Memorial Plaza
to determine the motive of the
14-year-old girl charged with de nition of a “concentration Holocaust Memorial Museum education is to alert the pub- Courtesy of the Philadelphia
the crime. camp system” as “mass deten- weighed in as well, taking a lic to dangerous developments Holocaust Remembrance
tion of civilians without trial.” hard stance against making that facilitate human rights Foundation
Cherno ’s death spurred analogies to the Holocaust. violations and pain and suf-
national media coverage, is triggered plenty of out- fering; pointing to similarities Goldstein, a Soviet immigrant
sometimes of a sensational rage, locally and nationally, at prompted hundreds across time and space is essen- who ran as a Republican
nature, but the Exponent from people who felt the use of academics, including four tial for this task,” part of the for an at-large Philadelphia
focused on his life rather than of the term was injudicious, to from the Philadelphia area, to letter read. City Council seat. But our
his death, noting his active say the least. e United States sign a letter disagreeing with pro le of her, which ran in
involvement with the Jewish 3. Soviet Immigrant February, didn’t make it on
War Veterans community and Running for City Council this list until a few months
all he did for animals. later, when Goldstein accused
Ahead of the local primary Pennsylvania Republican
2. Local Scholars Disagree election this year, the Exponent Party Chairman Val DiGiorgio
With Holocaust Museum ran a number of articles pro l- of sexual harassment.
Statement ing Jewish candidates.
DiGiorgio tendered his
Over the summer, U.S. Rep. One of those was of Irina resignation on June 25, the
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez same day e Philadelphia
(D-NY) spurred controversy Inquirer ran a story about the
when she tweeted an article
referring to migrant detention See Review, Page 24
centers along the border as “con-
centration camps” and invoked
historian Andrea Pitzer’s

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see RBG, as she’s known, in understanding of what is today (Knizhnik’s Notorious RBG all the years I have the good
person. The girl, no more than termed intersectionality, the account). When the majority fortune to serve on the bench understanding,” she continued,
6, beamed, shaking her head idea that issues of race, gen- invalidated a portion of the of the Supreme Court of the eliciting a knowing laugh from
vigorously in the affirmative. der, class and inequality are Voting Rights Act that had United States, I will have the the crowd.
Longtime friend and NPR intertwined, and Feinberg on curbed discriminatory local strength and the courage to At one point, Ginsburg read
legal affairs correspondent Nina Ginsburg’s love and expert voting laws, Ginsberg likened remain steadfast in the service the portion of Lazarus’ “The
Totenberg emceed the event knowledge of opera. the majority’s reasoning to of that demand.” New Colossus” inscribed into
and began by offering an expla- Fittingly, there was also an “throwing away your umbrella Ginsburg referenced two the base of the Statue of Liberty.
nation for how her bookish, opera performance — an aria in a rainstorm because you’re Jewish American women “It bears recalling her words and
opera-loving, intimidatingly fit from Beethoven’s “Fidelio” and not getting wet.” “whose humanity and bravery” the immigration policy they call
friend has come to attain this a rendition of Irving Berlin’s Tribute after spoken tribute inspired her as a girl growing for,” she said.
level of cultural cache. “God Bless America,” both suggested that Ginsburg’s friends up in Brooklyn — the poet The loudest applause of the
Emma Lazarus and Hadassah evening came when, at the pro-
founder Henrietta Szold. gram’s conclusion, Totenberg
She never forgets the real-life consequences of the highest court’s Szold’s words “urged cele- announced that Ginsburg
decisions.” bration of our common heritage would leave the hall first so she
while tolerating, indeed appre- wouldn’t be crushed ... “because
IRIN CARMON ciating, the differences among we need her in Washington.”

us,” Ginsburg said. The room erupted. l
“I’m not quite sure why sung by soprano Alexandria and colleagues like her for her “I recall her words even to
Justice Ginsberg, at a relatively Shiner of the Washington acerbic wit but love her for her this day when a colleague’s [email protected];
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Zs,” Totenberg said. “Perhaps invariably revealed the justice’s “She never forgets the
it’s because she exemplifies such formidable intellect; at their core, real-life consequences of the
a rare combination of traits: though, they were anecdotal highest court’s decisions,”
demure firebrand, architect of illustrations of her character. Carmon said. “She has set the
the battle for women’s rights, Totenberg referenced an highest standard in fighting for
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Jersey City Shooting Response Exemplifies the Dangers
of Not Taking Chasidic Jews Seriously

BY MEYER LABIN sharing their condolences of love and sympathy, but also As a very distinct group, we York, single out Chasidim as bad
addressing “the Satmar commu- fascination and curiosity. The are easily identifiable and eas- neighbors or as a “threat to our
THE HORRIFIC SHOOTING nity.” There were hundreds of unfolding of the tragic events ily branded. It takes only a few quality of life” and tailor zoning
in Jersey City was unfortunately donations made to the several allowed outsiders a rare glimpse headlines to turn us all into laws to limit the community’s
the third deadly anti-Semitic online fundraisers established in into the lives of an otherwise slumlords, sexual predators natural growth, it should be seen
attack at a Jewish institution the wake of the tragedy. insular community, which from or saints. But we aren’t any of for what it is: good old-fashioned
in recent years. The victims of the outside can sometimes look that. We are a community with anti-Semitism that eventually
this attack were members of This outpouring of love mani- enigmatic and even mysterious. shared values and traditions, but leads to the sort of violence we
the Orthodox Satmar move- fested offline, too, as many secular that doesn’t give us all the same saw last week in Jersey City.
ment, a Chasidic community Jews from all over the United The attack has compelled character traits.
known for being insular and States contacted the bereaved many people to look us in the When Chasidim are harassed
conservative. Ferencz and Deutsch families. eyes for the first time, and it felt at Many friends from differ- and targeted online or on the
Some came to express sympathy times as if they were surprised to ent Jewish communities have streets, they are not isolated
It was encouraging that this and solidarity in person. discover humans who grieve and reached out to ask how they can events but a revelation of deeper
fact didn’t minimize the shock are in pain staring back at them. help and what they can do to anti-Semitic hatred that must be
and grief felt by the entire Jewish Despite the deep differences make the community feel safer. uprooted and fought with the
community, who came together in the Jewish world, our historic The haredi community is While I cannot speak for the same might as any other form of
in solidarity and were united in bonds run deeper. When trag- culturally and visibly different entire community, if there is anti-Semitism.
collective shock grief in the wake edy strikes, those differences are than any other group of peo- one lesson to take away from the
of this horrific event. insignificant compared to the ple with whom you normally response to the tragedy, it is this: The murderous event didn’t
bonds of brotherhood and com- interact, and therefore our very You may have your own opinions happen in a void — it came
A video released by the pro- mon destiny all Jews share. Grief existence sometimes provokes a about our way of life, and you after years of ignoring hate and
gressive group Jews for Racial is something most of us are unfor- wide range of emotions, from may even strongly disagree with mockery of Chasidic Jews. Our
and Economic Justice featured tunately intimately familiar with, curiosity to contempt. it. But when Chasidic Jews are community hasn’t been taken
Jews from many denominations and loss is something to which saying they are afraid and feel seriously, and it is time for this
we can all relate. And tragically, But it is important to keep in unsafe, it is the duty of all of us to to change. Jewish solidarity isn’t
it is grief and loss that bring us mind that these characteristics stand up in their defense. Mere just soul-comforting — it saves
together more than anything else. can make us easy targets for expressions of solidarity are not lives. If we have the support of
anti-Semites — and “othered,” enough — nor is solidarity that our Jewish brothers and sisters,
But as this tragedy has also sometimes even by our fellow comes only after tragedy strikes. we will feel a bit safer in our
brought my Satmar commu- Jews. Some of the assumptions streets and such tragedies may
nity under the spotlight, the about haredi Jews play into clas- When we are being ridi- be prevented in the future. l
responses from the general pub- sic anti-Semitic tropes: We are culed or mocked for the way
lic and the wider Jewish world often depicted as stingy, greedy, we dress or speak, it isn’t funny, Meyer Labin was born and bred
have underscored how little peo- noisy and unfriendly. On the flip it is worrying. When officials in the Satmar community in
ple know about Chasidic Jews, side, our communal piety is also and neighbors in Jackson, New Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to a family
this community in particular. sometimes overly romanticized Jersey, or Rockland County, New of 14. He resides in Jerusalem.
and glorified.
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Want Interfaith Kids to Love Chanukah?

Expose Them to Jewish Traditions Year-Round

BY ROBERTA ROSENTHAL KWALL on every corner, many Jewish children either in dual cultural- preserve a sufficiently rich providing their children with
parents in interfaith families religious traditions or in a transmissible Jewish tradition enough Jewish cultural capital
DURING A SEASON when struggle with how to mean- home defined as culturally are fighting an uphill battle. Of to compensate for a world in
signs of Christmas seem to be ingfully incorporate — and get Jewish without any religion. course, this reality does not just which the majority religious
their children excited by — the The term “interfaith” does not impact Jews in mixed marriages culture is not Jewish.
Jewish side of their tradition. really describe the majority of during the month of December.
intermarriages in our increas- It is relevant to families seek- Consider, for example, how
But parents who really want ingly secular American society. ing to transmit Jewish tradition much children can learn from
to effectively help their kids Instead, most mixed marriages throughout the year. a Shabbat dinner every Friday
fall in love with Chanukah can more accurately be termed night preceded by lighting
will have to make a year-round “intercultural.” Parents who want to expose the candles and a prayer over
commitment. their children to a meaningful the wine and challah. Shabbat
While these parents have the appreciation for Jewish tradition dinner does not have to be
When Jews marry people best of intentions, Christianity must be prepared to celebrate an all-night affair, but it does
from other religions with dis- is the majority religious more Jewish tradition in their need to be crafted as some-
tinct cultural traditions, they culture in the United States, homes all year round. Parents thing special and important.
often find it comfortable and so parents trying to create and also need to be conscious of The harvest festival of Sukkot
even desirable to raise their

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also presents endless possibil- Since the 1970s, the tradition is the minority one KVETCH ’N’ KVELL
ities for creating wonderful, rate of intermarriage in the in this country. As a result, it
fun-filled family memories, American Jewish community takes more of an investment of Archbishop Offers Chanukah Greetings
including the construction has climbed steadily, reach- time and energy to craft a plan AS ONCE AGAIN the Jewish community celebrates Chanukah,
of a sukkah, a portable back- ing 58% by the beginning of for any family’s Jewish journey. the Festival of Lights, please accept my prayerful best wishes and
yard structure for eating and the 21st century. According to the neighborly greetings of the Catholic clergy and parishioners
sometimes even sleeping. Who the 2013 Pew Center Portrait But when families celebrate of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
doesn’t love a weeklong party of Jewish Americans, 71% of Jewish traditions consistently
dining al fresco and sleeping non-Orthodox Jews who mar- and joyfully in a way that is In our day, burdened as we are by so many fears and oppres-
under the stars? ried between 2000 and 2013 feasible for their lifestyles and sions, we might feel truly overwhelmed. In contrast, the feast
married non-Jews. levels of observance, children of Chanukah highlights the victory over oppression which our
Jewish religious tradition cannot help but learn how Heavenly Father has bestowed.
furnishes a detailed path for The Pew Report shows beautiful Jewish tradition can
living that extends to all areas that only 20% of intermarried be. Such a remixed approach May the light which comes from the menorah bring you a
of human activity. This path, Jews are raising their children to Judaism also emphasizes renewed sense of peace and freedom from oppression, especially
known as halacha (Jewish law), exclusively in the Jewish reli- the development of personal religious oppression. May our two communities commit ourselves
anew to bringing authentic heavenly light to our troubled times.

Jewish religious tradition furnishes a detailed path for living that extends Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. |
to all areas of human activity. This path, known as halacha (Jewish law), Archbishop of Philadelphia
covers far more than ritual: It extends to virtually all areas of human
activity including business, medical matters, clothing and sex, just to Jews Are Not a Race
name a few examples. The recent decision to offer protection to Jews as a group is
troubling in one specific way (“Jewish Community Reacts to
covers far more than ritual: It gion, and 37% are not raising meanings in connection with Executive Order,” Dec. 12). Concluding Jews as a race is simply
extends to virtually all areas of their children to be Jewish at various rituals and traditions. inaccurate. It is worth noting that in anticipation of modern
human activity including busi- all. The remaining intermar- The overall goal, in December theories that we see the concept of race as an artificial construct.
ness, medical matters, clothing ried couples are raising their and year-round, should be The concept of race does not exist in Jewish law. Anyone who has
and sex, just to name a few children either partly Jewish to teach children that Jewish been in Israel will verify that the Jewish population includes peo-
examples. “by religion” (25%) or Jewish tradition represents a unique ple of different colored skin and other racial characteristics. The
but “not by religion” (16%). and meaningful way to same is true of Jews in the Diaspora. Jews have been defined as
Although the vast majority These categories make sense experience life. l a people, an ethnic group, a religion and a religious civilization.
of Jews in the United States do given the study’s finding that
not meticulously follow hala- over 60% of Jewish Americans Roberta Rosenthal Kwall is the One thing is for certain: Jews are not a race.
cha, many Jews still cherish see being Jewish as a matter of Raymond P. Niro Professor at
particular religious rituals and ancestry or culture rather than DePaul University College of Saul Philip Wachs | Rosaline B. Feinstein Emeritus
cultural traditions that are a as a matter of just religion, or Law. She is the author of “Remix Professor of Education and Liturgy, Gratz College
product of the law. Chanukah is as a combination of religion, Judaism: Preserving Tradition in
among the most familiar exam- ancestry and culture. a Diverse World” (forthcoming When Does Israel Criticism Become Jew Hatred?
ples, as is the Passover seder. February 2020, Rowman & There has been a great deal of controversy recently over President
Many Jews, including those The playing field between Littlefield) and “The Myth of the Trump’s executive order that Judaism falls within the protections
who are intermarried, still want Jewish cultural tradition and Cultural Jew: Culture and Law in of Title VI, which prohibits discrimination against individuals
to expose their children to some Christian cultural tradition is Jewish Tradition” (Oxford U. Press). because of their race, color or nationality. The specific issue that
of these traditions. not level because the Jewish this ruling encounters is when does criticism of Israel cross the
line and become Jew hatred?
conJvoeinrstahteion!
This line is clearly crossed when demonstrators depict Jews
with offensive caricatures or fail to consider the unique chal-
lenges Israel faces in protecting itself from the thousands of
terrorist attacks it has experienced, some emanating from its
own citizens. It also crosses the line when Israel alone is vilified
and countries that clearly violate human rights are not under
assault. There have been no boycotts of Russia, China, Iran or
Venezuela. Only Israel is boycotted, so the charge of Jew hatred
is reasonable. l

Saul Axelrod | Elkins Park

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Chanukah Heads East

FOOD avors — wine or beer, rose-
mary and thyme — or Mexican
KERI WHITE | JE FOOD COLUMNIST planning a sit-down dinner for spices? Soy ginger-braised short ribs Photo by Keri White
a family, my recommendation
HOLIDAYS FOR A food is to choose one of these as I love the tang of a soy the ribs are fork-tender, remove With a food processor or
a cionado can be a challenge. a “showpiece” and surround ginger sauce, which I gener- them from the oven. box grater, shred the potatoes.
First and foremost, we want them with simpler dishes. ally restrict to marinades and Place the potatoes in a kitchen
everything to be delicious. We Essentially, spread them out stir-fried dishes. But as winter In a small measuring scoop, towel and squeeze them to
also want it to honor traditions, over the holiday as opposed descends and we crave warm- mix the cornstarch or Wondra remove as much moisture as
but not be boring. to putting them on the ing stews and braises, why not with a third cup of braising possible.
same table. try some Asian avors? I did, liquid and return it to the pan,
It’s a bit like that old saw and it was a success. stirring well to thicken gravy. Shred the onions with a
about the lm star’s fourth However, if you are doing food processor or box grater
husband — he knows what a bu et with lots of dishes, is can easily be converted Serve the short ribs over and mix them with the
is expected of him but isn’t these can anchor the selection. to a brisket if that works better rice with a generous handful of potatoes in a large bowl.
sure how to make it stand out. Attending any type of potluck? with your crowd. I used short chopped cilantro.
ribs because I was only feeding Add the remaining ingredi-
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traditional dishes but will spice and brisket provided more Serves 4
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Asian avors have been calling SHORT RIBS technique is the same, but you I know, I know, why mess with oil until a bit of potato sizzles
my name of late, and these Serves 4 may wish to cook a brisket a bit perfection? But if you are doing when dropped into the pan.
Eastern twists on classics have longer to ensure tenderness. several di erent Chanukah Using a ¼-cup measure, scoop
been popular in my house. I had this epiphany the other events, you may crave some the latke batter and drop it gen-
day about braised beef: Why 2 pounds boneless variety. I’ve used straightfor- tly into the oil. Fry for about 4
Bear in mind, these dishes does it seem to be that virtually short ribs ward potatoes here, but you minutes per side until brown
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‘Caber-Oy’ Jewish Burlesque Premieres

ARTS of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s to put on a Jewish-themed performing burlesque
ERIC SCHUCHT | JE STAFF only Jewish student. Expect to burlesque show after developing about three years ago
see stripteases to klezmer music an abundance of Jewish-related and is a member of
IT’S CAMPY. It’s sexy and and “Pretty Fly for a Rabbi” by jokes, references and puns. the troop Tri-Curious,
maybe a little satirical, but hey, “Weird Al” Yankovic. which hosts a local
that’s what happens when Jews “As a Jewish person, there monthly drag and
do burlesque. “Being Jewish can be fun, it were so many jokes that I burlesque show.
can be communal and it just wanted to include that didn’t fit Roatche said she
And while “Caber-Oy: doesn’t have to focus on the the theme of all these shows,” enjoys the creative
Gelty Pleasures” isn’t the first prayers and religious aspect. Godel said. “Being Jewish is so aspect of burlesque. For
of its kind, organizers say it’s It can also be cultural,” Godel funny often. There’s so much her, it’s fun to design a
the first Jewish-themed bur- said. “If they want to laugh, if humor, there’s so much food, costume, make others
lesque show to premiere in they want to be delighted, if there’s so many inside jokes, laugh and collaborate
Philadelphia. they want to see their religious and I realized that I really with others on a work
culture being involved in a per- wanted there to be a show of performance art. At Lauren Roatche, whose stage name is
Amanda Shevitz, Candi formance aspect instead of just where the point was all of that.” “Caber-Oy” she looks Lulu Blue, will be part of the all-Jewish cast
Warhol and Ruth Bader a synagogue, then this will be forward to networking at “Caber-Oy: Gelty Pleasures” on Dec. 29.
Skinsburg are part of the the right place for them.” Godel said she was sur- with the other Jewish Photo by Nathan Kuruna
eight-member all-Jewish cast hit- prised by the response she got
ting the stage at 8 p.m. at Franky Godel works as the LGBTQ for Jewish-themed acts. performers. dressed up as Tickle Me Elmo,
Bradley’s at 1320 Chancellor initiative program manager “I love it. This community and HoneyTree EvilEye, my
St. in Center City on Dec. 29. at Jewish Family & Children’s “It was, in fact, a shockingly is amazing. We just have so friend, does a number as a
Tickets are $12 in advance and Service of Greater Philadelphia. high number of good, amazing much fun. It’s fun creating SEPTA driver. A lot of times
$15 at the door. She started producing shows in acts,” Godel said. “I got more with so many talented people it’s just comedy and silly.
2017 with some friends under than twice as many submissions in Philadelphia,” Roatche said. “I know when I go to see a
“Caber-Oy” is the latest show the name Peer Revue: STEM as I had slots, and it was actually “Burlesque is so many different burlesque or a drag show that I
produced by Galia Godel, who Burlesque. So far, the group has really really hard to narrow it things now. A lot of people who could be having a horrible terri-
will also serve as the event’s produced three science-themed down to a balanced show.” know burlesque think feathers ble day or week, and seeing that
host. The show features more shows: “Undergrads vs. Ph.D.’s,” and lots of rhinestones and it’s makes it all go away for a little
traditional performances mixed “Unexplored Territories” and One of those performers like this glamorous thing, and bit. Knowing that I could bring
in with comedic routines. One “Back to School.” is Lauren Roatche of Center it is for a lot of people, but that to people, too, is awesome.” l
act involves belly dancing, while City. Under the stage name there’s also this whole other
another somehow uses a pup- Godel said she used her Lulu Blue, in part a reference element to it. Like I have a [email protected];
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story of the Hogwarts School from those shows to organize she’ll perform a comedic act
“Caber-Oy.” She was inspired during “Caber-Oy” filled with
magic tricks. Roatche started

Sesame Place Hosts Disability Accessibility
Workshop for Jewish Camp Professionals

ARTS The Jewish summer camp professionals with one large yellow friend heard about the designation organized by FJC. Over the
JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF Photo by Rebecca Kahn from a colleague, she was course of two days, the group
delighted, and got to putting toured the park with the direc-
THERE ARE HUNDREDS of Autism Center, as designated That was in 2018. together a plan. The bulk of tor of entertainment during a
amusement and theme parks by the International Board of When Marissa Becker, her job, after all, is figuring busy day, saw behind the scenes
in the United States. There’s Credentialing and Continuing senior program manager at the out how best to use a $12 mil- how Sesame Place works to
the Holiday World & Splashin’ Education Standards. Foundation for Jewish Camp, lion grant awarded to the FJC ensure pleasant experiences
Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana; by the Weinberg Foundation, for children with autism and
Paul Bunyan Land in Brainerd, earmarked specifically to help attended a training session
Minnesota; and, if you’re so Jewish summer camps improve with Meredith Tekin, the pres-
inclined, there’s Dollywood, their accessibility to campers ident of the IBCCES, and Kerry
the Dolly Parton-themed with disabilities of all kinds. Magro, a nationally-renowned
amusement park in Pigeon educator and speaker, himself
Forge, Tennessee. On Dec. 7-8, 41 Jewish camp on the autism spectrum.
professionals from across the
And yet, it is Sesame Place, country — including represen- For many attendees, along
the “Sesame Street”-themed tatives from Camp Harlam and with a few other camp pro-
amusement park in Langhorne, Camp Ramah in the Poconos fessionals, the education will
that became the first Certified — gathered for an educational
experience at Sesame Place See Camp, Page 17

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Jews of Philly Fashion: Marissa Gelman

FA S H I O N Statement, a women’s clothing make a comeback, and I’m What’s the best
boutique in Bryn Mawr. Vet hoping that is a joke. A lot of Chanukah present
JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF that she might be, she’s not companies are making shirts you’ve ever given?
about to start coasting on rep- shorter and shorter, and the
IT’S THE NEWEST edition of utation alone. reason for this is because so At the end of the sea-
Jews of Philly Fashion, intro- many people are wearing a son, I donate clothing of
ducing you to the Chosen few “I’m continually learning, higher-waisted jean. my own that I don’t wear
who dress our city. ey might every single day,” she said. anymore to local charities,
mix wool and linen, but they’ve What’s something you can’t as well as clothing from
got some strong opinions on What clothing trend would believe you used to wear? the store that is on sale.
mixing stripes with orals. In you like to see make a
this space, we’ll talk to design- comeback? When I was in middle What’s the most likely
ers, sellers, buyers, in uencers, school, anything Abercrombie result for the 76ers this
models and more. is week, we Tie-dye has been making a was cool. Denim skirts over year?
spoke to Marissa Gelman. comeback this past year, and leggings was big — I would
I have never been happier. It’s pair them with my bright Champions, baby.
Marissa Gelman, 28, is making its way through every purple Ugg boots. Two words: I customized our own
already a fashion veteran. season, in every type of cloth- oy vey. 76ers shirts hoping each
Growing up, she’d go with her ing. Skirts, dresses, pants, tops, time someone buys one it
mother to trade shows, and got even headbands. It’s fun, adds What’s the oddest Chanukah brings good luck. I think
her rst taste of what it might a pop of color instead of the present you ever received? it’s working.
mean to sell clothing for a liv- boring basics.
ing. Now, the Arizona State My family did a Pollyanna What item of clothing
University grad (and Camp And what trend are you one year, and someone got me
Harlam alum) is coming up on content to leave in the past? a really large cat-themed calen- should more people be
dar. I totally loved it, though. I
ve years of owning Fashion Low-rise jeans. Please. I love cats. wearing?
keep reading that they could High-waisted jeans.
ey are super attering.
A lot of women are scared
to put them on because
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and a Happy New Year! to t like they did back Marissa Gelman: “I’m continually
when they originally learning, every single day.”
wore them. But the trend
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is really here to stay. I tell my clothes you sell?” I always tell
customers that trying on jeans them, “Nope, I wish I was that
is a commitment and a work- talented.”
At Paul's Run out. ere are so many di erent
our residents enjoy versions of high-waisted jeans, What is your most de ning
the support from we just have to nd the one that characteristic?
Rabbi Steve, including works for them. Being honest with people,
the Shabbat Services especially my customers, and
and the Yiddish Club. What person’s style do you my ability to adapt to change
and carve my own path. I went
admire?
I really like Hillary Du ’s to college across the country, I
style. I think mostly because le a fashion internship in New
she reminds me of myself, in York to start my own business
that she’s short and we have and, when I injured my knee and
similar body types, so I like was no longer able to operate a
to see what she is wearing or traveling boutique, I opened up
Friends, Family, Neighbors how her stylists dress her. I my own permanent location.
also love Patricia Field. She is
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Torah Portion

CANDLE LIGHTING
Chanukah Lights Push Away Darkness Dec. 27 4:24 p.m.
Jan. 3 4:30 p.m.
days were appointed a Festival darkness. It is a story of how he would be second in
BY RABBI JON CUTLER

Parshat Miketz with the recitation of Hallel hope can push away despair. It charge in all of Egypt. But out is uncontrollable.
and thanksgiving.” is a story that there are times of those moments of despair Chanukah comes to teach
The rabbis made a conscious our lives appear dark, when came light. us that we cannot allow dark-
“Then Pharaoh sent and decision not to focus on the blackness seems to overwhelm There were moments ness to overwhelm us. We
called Joseph, and they brought military victory against the us, we should not give up. Each throughout Jewish history espe- must light candles, candles of
him hastily out of the dungeon; Syrian-Greeks but on God’s night we light one more candle, cially when darkness seemed to hope, and place these candles
and he shaved himself, and miracle of the oil. In addition, and by the eighth night the be final answer. When the first in our windows for everyone
changed his garment, and came the rabbis decreed that every fullness of the menorah can Zionist Congress met in Basel, to see. Following Rabbi Hillel,
to Pharaoh.” (Genesis 41:14) Chanukah we read the verses push away the darkness. Switzerland, on Aug. 29, 1897, we must increase the number
from the prophet Zachariah, This idea is central to the one could have imagined that of candles each night, adding
THE TALMUD (Shabbat 21b) “Not by might and not by portion we read on Shabbat 51 years later there would be a to the amount of light. We
asks the question “What is power but by my spirit says the Chanukah, Miketz. At the Jewish state. It all started with must use one candle to light
Chanukah?” Lord” (Zechariah 4:6). beginning of the portion, we an idea, one candle. another candle, spreading the
“What is the reason for Since the rabbis chose not to find Joseph suffering in prison Today Israel is a vibrant and light from person to person.
Chanukah? For our Rabbis focus on the Maccabees or their for a crime he did not commit. powerful nation. We must react to the dark-
taught: On the 25th of Kislev military victory, perhaps that is He has been forgotten. Then Chanukah is about using ness and despair not with more
begin the days of Chanukah, the reason why the book of Joseph is pulled from prison, little candles, little flames of darkness and despair but with
which are eight, during which Maccabees never made it into interprets Pharaoh’s dreams light, to push away the dark- goodness and hope; we must
lamentation for the dead and the Tanakh. And maybe that is and is given responsibility for ness. It is about moving from encounter hatred with love.
fasting are forbidden. For when the reason why the true history gathering food in Egypt during despair to hope. And that is As John F. Kennedy said, “It
the Greeks entered the Temple, of Chanukah is confusing. the days of plenty to feed the why Chanukah is so important is better to light a candle than
they defiled all the oils in it, and So, what is the story behind people during the seven years this time to remind us there is to curse the darkness.” l
when the Hasmonean dynasty the story? It is no coincidence of famine. At the end of the always hope.
prevailed against and defeated that Chanukah falls around portion, Joseph becomes the Every generation is faced Rabbi Jon Cutler is the rabbi of
them, they (the Hasmoneans) the time of the winter solstice second most powerful person with dark moments. Today, Beth Israel Congregation of Chester
searched and found only one (Dec. 21), the shortest and in Egypt. we live in moments of dark- County. The Board of Rabbis of
cruse of oil which possessed darkest day of the calendar There were probably many ness with the frequency of Greater Philadelphia is proud to
the seal of the High Priest, but year. It is no coincidence that moments when Joseph was gun violence, more and more provide the Torah commentary for
which contained sufficient oil Christmas, the Christian fes- languishing in prison, he lost hate groups, extreme antago- the Jewish Exponent.
for only one day’s lighting; yet tival of lights, falls around the hope. Prison is a place of dark- nism between groups and an
a miracle occurred there and same time. ness and despair. During those increase of tribalism. During
they lit (the lamp) for eight The story of Chanukah moments Joseph could not these moments, it seems that
days. The following year these is how light can push away have imagined that one day darkness is spreading and

Camp an intensely social time, and Harlam for nine years, oversee- Conversations about the they cannot do, and need to be
autistic campers can struggle ing the enrollment process and training stuck out to Miller, brought to competency in those
Continued from Page 15 with the attendant difficulties managing the Camper Care given the overlap in the chal- fields, camp is a place to focus
of communal living. There’s the team. That all adds up to say lenges faced by the park and more on the areas where kids
continue on to an Autism sensory overload that can come that Miller is often an early those faced by Jewish summer have already found success. And
Specialist certification, using with something like Color War, point of contact for prospective camps. But she came away with even if they don’t, Becker said,
a 14-credit hour online course and the challenge of training families, and remains in close a reinvigorated sense of her the stakes of failure feel so much
to learn about how to serve young, seasonal staff, who may contact with campers through- charge when it comes to train- lower, softening a fall.
the complex behavioral and be working with children for out their time there. ing counselors.
emotional needs of autistic the first time. Another key for Miller was
children. Miller had been to Sesame “It’s not about knowing the importance of broadcast-
Some camps, according to Place many moons ago, when everything there is to know, or ing the work that camps do to
“We felt like, ‘This is a Becker, have been developing her children were still of Sesame becoming an expert in autism, create successful experiences
chance to actually hear best programs for working with Place-age, but seeing it through or learning disabilities or mental for children with disabilities of
practices from outside the field autistic campers for decades, the eyes of a professional was health challenges,” she said. “But any kind. That, she believes, is
of Jewish camp, which feels while others have only started a new experience. She saw the it’s about teaching young staff an important factor in getting
like it could really elevate the in earnest the past few years. ways that Sesame Place design- and providing training for staff every camp up to speed when
conversations we’re having,’” Their time at Sesame Place, ers were able to find unused so that they understand that the it comes to the broader mission
Becker said. then, was not only a chance space to create quiet areas for way to connect to a child is to of inclusion.
to hear from experts, but also autistic children to take a break just be a human being.”
Jewish summer camps pose an opportunity to hear from from the sensory rush of the “It’s not enough to just do
unique challenges for chil- other Jewish camp profession- park and learned about how Becker was impressed with it,” she said. “You also have to
dren on the spectrum and the als about best practices. seasonal employees, often on the idea that camp, unlike school, say what you’re doing.” l
counselors, administrators and the younger side, are trained does not run on a deficit model.
professional staff that work Cori Miller, a trained social quickly and effectively. Meaning, where kids in school [email protected];
with them. Summer camp is worker, has worked for Camp are often made to focus on what 215-832-0740

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Local Leader Believes JFNA’s FedLab a
Deep Dive Laboratory for the Jewish Future

LOCAL LEADER GAIL NORRY can tell you
that FedLab wasn’t an ordinary conference.
Nor was it designed to be.
Last winter, the leadership of the Jewish
Federations of North America asked itself,
“What would happen if, instead of our
annual General Assembly, this year we tried
something altogether different? What if we
bring together our top movers and shakers
for intensive hands-on workshops, to
wrestle with the most pressing issues facing
the Jewish world today?”
The result was FedLab, where for nearly
three days in November 900 of the most
influential professionals and lay leaders from
Federations across North America gathered in
Washington, D.C., to explore and brainstorm
solutions to some of the Jewish community’s
greatest challenges.
It was a format that, for this year, replaced
the traditional General Assembly, which
typically attracts some 3,000 people and has
been a mainstay of the Jewish community for
the last 86 years.
“It was a bold experiment and one that Eric D. Fingerhut, president and CEO of Jewish Federations of North America, speaks at the FedLab conference in
succeeded far beyond our expectations,” Washington, D.C.
Courtesy of Jewish Federations of North America

JFNA President and CEO Eric Fingerhut said.
“FedLab was a powerful think tank where we had the undivided attention of 900 Two standouts for Norry: Zoref’s crowdsourcing plenary, as part of an empha-
top leaders who were all committed to taking a deep dive and hard look at some sis on inspiring people of all ages “to think of things beyond themselves” and
of the most crucial and complex issues facing our Jewish communities today.” learning about JFNA’s planned new initiative for engaging the next generation.
The goal: laying the groundwork for local and collective action going forward. Norry has long been involved in studying the differences between the gener-
To keep the focus on the brainstorming workshops, there were only a handful ations and has worked with foundations to help them engage people of all ages.
of speeches and presentations at FedLab. “We are quickly learning that the next generation is not necessarily interested
They included Sarah Hurwitz, author of “Here All Along: Finding Meaning, in the same things we have been,” she said. “At FedLab, there was a lot of talk
Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life – in Judaism,” as interviewed about breaking down the silos and learning to think differently.”
by Erica Brown, director of the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Participants were also briefed on many of the creative offerings designed to
Leadership at George Washington University, and Lior Zoref, author of engage the next generation, including one program in Chicago where 10 young
“Mindsharing – the Art of Crowdsourcing Everything,” presenting on strategic families decide how they want to come together, be it for Shabbat dinners, hikes
uses of crowdsourcing for the Jewish community. or story times, as well as OneTable, a Shabbat dinner hosting initiative now being
But the main spotlight was on the hands-on workshops. With three tracks to supported by many federations including Philadelphia’s, Norry said.
choose from — Action for Good in the 21st Century, EngageJewish, and Security “We saw clearly that we can’t be dictatorial about the things we want to
and Empowerment — it was a natural choice for Norry to focus those three days happen; we have to let them help them drive this,” she said. “It’s a new and very
on Jewish engagement. exciting challenge.”
Not only is Norry vice president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Next year, JFNA leadership is planning to return to its time-honored General
Philadelphia and chair of the Internal Review, while overseeing volunteer Assembly format, this time in Chicago, with some 3,000 participants expected
engagement, but she also chairs JFNA’s Emergency Committee and is actively to be on hand.
involved in day school leadership on the PRIZMAH Center for Jewish Day “We plan to bring into the next GA much of the impact of FedLab, which
Schools board. was a laboratory for creative solutions that our communities can truly use going
“Across the board they nailed it,” Norry said. “It was a really interesting forward,” Fingerhut said. “That way we’ll be able to engage even more people
format, more of a series of working meetings with people telling their stories and working together to create a Jewish future that’s stronger, more secure and more
sharing best practices.” vibrant than ever before.” l

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Rabbi Stacy Rigler with Sierra Fox. 8 Chanukah’s festivities begin at

p.m. 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park. 4:30 p.m. with the lighting of the

eighth candle of Chanukah followed

THURSDAY, DEC. SATURDAY, DEC. by the annual Chanukah party and

the annual meeting and elections.

New Year’s Eve Party. Torah, Bagels and Co ee. There will be a holiday supper, ra e

KleinLife: Northeast Philadelphia Begin Shabbat morning at Old and games. Sign up at the door.

will celebrate the new year with a York Road Temple-Beth Am with All are welcome. For more

lunch and entertainment provided a discussion of the weekly portion information, call 215-922-5446.

by Kristin Coryell and Bobby Purcell. including bagels and co ee at 9 44 N. Fourth St., Philadelphia.

For more information, contact Shelley a.m. followed by a peer-led Shabbat

Geltzer at 215-698-7300, ext. 129, service at 10:15 a.m. Casual dress is HaMotzi Dinner.

or [email protected] 11:45 a.m. appropriate and everyone is welcome. Reform Congregation Keneseth

10100 Jamison Ave., Philadelphia. For more information, call 215-886- Israel will host a free HaMotzi

8000. 971 Old York Road, Abington. community dinner. 5 p.m.

8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park.

Torah Study.

The rabbis of Main Line Reform Menorah Lighting.

Temple will lead a discussion on the Congregation Tiferes B’nai Israel will

weekly parshah and talk about its host an outdoor menorah lighting at

context and history. All are welcome. 6:30 p.m. followed by hot chocolate

9 a.m. 410 Montgomery Ave., and desserts. Prior to the lighting,

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held at Warrington Pizza at 5 p.m.

at KleinLife: Center City. Co ee, tea Shabbat Evening Service. SUNDAY, DEC. All are welcome. 2478 Street Road,
Warrington.
THURSDAY, DEC.
and snacks at 8:30 a.m., chair exercise A Shabbat evening service at Reform Chanukah Celebration.
Torah Study.
Study of commentaries found in or current events or Yiddish with Congregation Keneseth Israel led by Congregation Mikveh Israel See Calendar, Page 20
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Bible Study. Breakfast and Parshah.
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Temple will lead an ongoing the weekly Torah portion over a
discussion of the Tanakh over breakfast of bagels, lox and co ee
the year. Open to all. 11 a.m. in this weekly interactive class.
410 Montgomery Ave., 9 a.m. Young Israel of Elkins Park.
Wynnewood. 7715 Montgomery Ave., Elkins Park.

Torah Study. Glow Stick Shabbat. In this Tony Award-winning musical based on the award-winning Israeli
Midday Torah study with Rabbi Eric Families are encouraged to bring film, a touring Egyptian band takes the wrong bus and ends up in a tiny
Lazar at noon. All are welcome. their menorahs to Congregation desert town in Israel. Romance, comedy, bewitching music and joy fill the
Temple Brith Achim. 481 S. Gulph Beth Or’s social hall at 6:15 p.m. for
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Calendar Sisterhood. Contact 215-635-1505 donation is asked per session. Lunch and Learn. modern biblical scholars to deepen
or [email protected] for more 300 S. 18th St., Philadelphia. A discussion led by Rabbi Eric Yanoff. our understanding of the first book
Continued from Page 19 information. 7 p.m. 8339 Old York Drinks will be supplied, but bring of the Bible. Lead by Rabbi Ira Flax.
Road, Elkins Park. New Year’s Event. your own lunch. All are welcome. 10 a.m. Har Zion Temple. 1500 Hagys
MONDAY, DEC. 30 The Mosaic Outdoor Club of CLE Ethics credit available. No RSVP Ford Road, Penn Valley.
TUESDAY, DEC. 31 Philadelphia is seeing the 6 p.m. needed. 12:30 p.m. 1650 Market St.,
Talmud Study. New Year’s Eve fireworks, weather One Liberty Place, Philadelphia. Bible Study.
This class asks the overarching History Talk. permitting. The group will meet at The rabbis at Main Line Reform
question: What is the Talmud trying A talk on the Curtis Hall and 5:40 p.m. at the low brick walls at Bereavement Group. Temple will lead an ongoing
to tell us about shame/shaming? Arboretum titled “Lyndon: A the end of the Walnut Street Bridge For the post-bereaved, held at discussion of the Tanakh over the year.
11:45 a.m. Har Zion Temple. Panorama of Surpassing Beauty” at Front and Walnut streets in Northeast NORC, from 1-2:30 p.m. Open to all. 11 a.m. 410 Montgomery
1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley. will be presented by local historian Philadelphia. We will go out to dinner Free. Email [email protected] Ave., Wynnewood.
Tom Wieckowski. 11 a.m. KleinLife: afterward. Nonmembers are welcome. com or call 215-320-0351 to register.
Jewish Philosophy Talk. Montgomery County. 7763 Old York RSVP to Gale at 215-331-8194. 8546B Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia. Torah Study.
Study Jewish philosophy with a group Road, Elkins Park. Midday Torah study with Rabbi
of learners who will read and discuss WEDNESDAY, JAN.1 Hoarding Workshop. Eric Lazar at noon. All are welcome.
articles on topics of philosophy. This Concert. JFCS is hosting a support group and Temple Brith Achim. 481 S. Gulph
year the focus will be on Zionism, Singer-songwriter Avi Wisnia will play Coffee and Conversation. workshop based on the book “Buried Road, King of Prussia.
messianism and Jewish radicalism. a mix of classic Brazilian bossa nova, After morning minyan, enjoy coffee in Treasures: Help for Compulsive
1 p.m. Har Zion Temple. 1500 Hagys acoustic American folk, 1950s West and an open forum for learning at Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding” by Canasta Open Play.
Ford Road, Penn Valley. Coast jazz and contemporary pop. 8 a.m. Rabbi Andrew Markowitz David F. Tolin, Gail Steketee and Randy Canasta walk-in friendly game.
Event sponsored by the George and will teach and answer your Jewish O. Frost. Attendees will take a journey 1-3 p.m. Social hall at Ohev Shalom
Blood Drive. Lillian Berman Fund. Free. 12:15 p.m. questions. Coffee and Conversation together and learn the tools to address of Bucks County. Weekly open
The American Red Cross will host KleinLife: Montgomery County. is free and open to the community. the behaviors that impact your daily play for $2. To register, call 215-
a blood drive at Temple Sholom in 7763 Old York Road, Adath Israel. 250 N. Highland Ave., functions. Every participant will receive 968-6755. 944 Second Street Pike,
Broomall from 2-7 p.m. Sign up at Elkins Park. Merion Station. a copy of the book. A 16-week support Richboro.
redcrossblood.org and search by group and workshop for adults over 18.
sponsor code: TempleSholom, Mahjong. Parshat Hashavua. To RSVP, call 1-866-532-7669. Free Financial Check-up.
or call 1-800-RedCross. Email This mahjong group meets at 1 p.m. In this class for those between the 4:30 p.m. The Barbara and Harvey The JFCS Financial Empowerment
Marissa Kimmel at [email protected] in the Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel ages of 45ish and 65ish, Rabbi Shawn Brodsky Enrichment Center of JFCS. Center will allow attendees to
temple-sholom.org with questions. synagogue chapel to play the game, SimonHazani will focus on topics that are 345 Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd. meet one-on-one with a financial
55 N. Church Lane, Broomall. have fun and raise money for tikkun relevant today, such as dealing with aging social worker to give your budget a
olam. Have you heard of mahjong parents, the loss of your parents, family THURSDAY, JAN. 2 once-over and look up your credit
Mahjong. and want to learn to play? Are you illness, and their health, adult children report. To reserve an appointment,
Sisterhood of Melrose B’nai Israel new in town looking for the game? and dating. Learn what the Torah teaches Torah Study. contact Laura Flowers at 267-256-
Emanu-El hosts a weekly mahjong Have you lived in town and want a about people’s responsibilities in these Study of commentaries found in 2274 or [email protected]
game. Open to the entire kehillah. new group to play with? The group is areas. 11 a.m. Har Zion Temple. the Hertz Chumash, the Etz Hayim 7901 Bustleton Ave., Suite 206,
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BUSHMAN BALLEN LAMBERG RUDOFSKY SANDERS

Meyer A. Bushman passed away in Decem- Rhoda Ballen (nee Resneck), on December Barbara Lamberg (nee KANOFF) on Decem- Raymond Rudofsky, beloved father of David Marian Sanders, on December 13th. Wife of
ber 13th. He was an active trial lawyer, spe- 15, 2019. She was 84 years old. Beloved wife ber 15, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Rudofsky (Camilla Calamandrei) and Susan the late Louis; Mother of Roz, Barry (Nancy),
cializing in major jury civil litigation since of Harvey Ballen; Loving mother of Toby Lamberg; loving mother of Stuart (Cindy) Schwartz (David), passed away on Decem- David (Edie), and Stuart (Katie); grandmoth-
1956. His area of specialization was in medic- (Meir) Ayash, Sheila (Susan Crenshaw) Bal- Lamberg, Randy Lamberg, David (Erica) ber 4, 2019 at the age of 91 years. He was er of nine and great-grandmother of fifteen.
al malpractice, dental malpractice, and civil len, Morton (Andres Freyre) Ballen and the Lamberg, sister of Jack Kanoff; adored the son of Louis and Yetta (Feldman) Rudof- Contributions in her memory may be made to
litigation. Meyer’s experience involved over late Anne Gaynor; Dear mother-in-law of grandmother of Josh, Melissa, Michael, sky, who were both born in Russia. He had the charity of the donor’s choice.
500 major jury trials and as a judge pro tem, Avrum Gaynor; Adoring and devoted grand- Zachary, Emily, Hannah, and Jared. Cher- two brothers, Sidney Rudofsky (Frances),
where he mediated over 300 cases. A gradu- mother of Matan, Noa, Or, Moriah, Tess and ished great grandmother of Henry, Sophie, who predeceased him by five days, and Bern- ROTH-GOLDSTEINS' MEMORIAL CHAPEL
ate of Temple University School of Law and Camilla. Contributions in her memory may be Eli, Greyson, Lucas, Max, Sam, Livi, and ard (Doris) Rudolf. He was born at home at
Pennsylvania State University, Meyer was ad- made to Doctors Without Borders www.doc- Teddy. Contributions in her memory may be 433 Herzl Street in Brooklyn on December SATINSKY
mitted to practice before all of the Appellate torswithoutborders.com made to a charity of the donor's choice. 30, 1927. In 1945 he was drafted into the US
Courts in the Commonwealth of Army, where he served at the Aberdeen Prov- Barbara A. Satinsky on December 18, 2019.
Pennsylvania, the Federal District Court for GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S ing Ground and in Occupied Japan. He was Sister of Martin (Marcia) Satinsky and Ellen
the Eastern and Middle Districts of RAPHAEL-SACKS RAPHAEL-SACKS honorably discharged in 1947 and attended (Howard) Rosenfeld, aunt of Alex (Sara) Sat-
Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of CCNY where he received a BEE in Electrical insky, Sara (Ramin) Hanai, Andrea (Edward)
Appeals and Interstate Commerce Commis- DICKSTEIN LIPKIN Engineering and also completed post-gradu- Ostroff and Hillary (Chris Hastings) Rosen-
sion. Meyer represented the Philadelphia Bar ate studies at Brooklyn Polytechnic. He spent feld; also survived by 10 great nieces and
Association as Chairman of the Civil Legisla- Pauline G. Dickstein (nee Gothelf), a native of Alan Barrie Lipkin, age 83, died on December his entire career in the computer industry, nephews. Contributions may be made to a
tion Committee before the Senate and House Camden, NJ and long-time resident of Hunt- 18, 2019. Beloved husband of Sarah (nee and was involved in the development of some charity of the donor's choice.
Insurance Committees. He also served on a ingdon Valley, PA, on December 16, 2019. Greenbaum); and loving father of Suzanne of the earliest large scale computers, includ-
special committee to draft the Healthcare Wife of Jack; mother of Jeffrey L. Dickstein, (Richard Exelbert) Lipkin. Alan was a mem- ing the UNIVAC. A long time resident of Wil- JOSEPH LEVINE and SONS
Services Malpractice Act, which was the ini- John F. (Barbara) Dickstein and Andrea E. ber of PARA, a graduate of West Phil- low Grove and Cheltenham, he served as ma-
tial statute governing malpractice litigation. Dickstein. Pauline was a graduate of the Uni- adelphia High School, and was an Electron- gistrate of elections in Cheltenham for 20 SMUCKLER
He participated in many radio talk shows versity of Pennsylvania and a well-regarded ics Specialist for GE Aerospace for 36 years. years. He was very happily married for very
about malpractice and was a former member piano teacher for many years with hundreds He battled ALS courageously for over 2 close to fifty years before his wife Helen Stanley Fredrick Smuckler, age 65, died on
of the adjunct faculty of the Temple Uni- of students. Contributions in her memory years. Contributions in his memory may be passed away on June 9, 2004. In addition to December 11, 2019. He was a telemarketer
versity School of Law for ten years, where he may be made to Hadassah, 1518 Walnut St., made to The ALS Association, 321 Norris- their two children, Raymond is survived by who resided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
lectured on trial advocacy and malpractice. Ste. 402, Phila. PA 19102. town Rd., Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002. three grandchildren – Dina Hoeynk (Josh), Beloved son of Shirley (nee Rosenberg) and
He was also a faculty member of the Nation- Ben Rudofsky (Annie Fuoto) and Marcello Ca- the late Maurice Smuckler. Contributions in
al Institute of Trial Advocacy, taught medical GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S lamandrei Rudofsky, and step-grandson Alex his memory may be made to the Congrega-
malpractice in the Continuing Legal Educa- RAPHAEL-SACKS RAPHAEL-SACKS Schwartz (Christy). He is also survived by tion of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road,
tion Program for Lawyers, and was a guest two great grandchildren, Miriam Hoeynk and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19115.
lecturer at the University of Athens Law GOLDSTEIN MASS Nora Rose Rudofsky. Donations may be
School, Temple University Hospital, and the made in Raymond’s memory to the Michael GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S
Temple University School of Dentistry. He Helen Goldstein (nee Hernandez), of Glen Richard Mass, December 16, 2019 of Yard- J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research RAPHAEL-SACKS
had been recognized as a Pennsylvania Su- Mills, PA. Dec. 13, 2019. Devoted wife of the ley, PA. Husband of Marylou Mass (nee www.michaeljfox.org/donate
per Lawyer on multiple occasions. Meyer’s late Joshua Goldstein. Loving mother of Dav- James); Father of Meredith Dixon (Tyler) and TO PLACE A MEMORIAL AD
other philanthropic activities included serving id Goldstein (Elizabeth). Beloved mom-mom Jonathan Mass (Alyson); Grandfather of CALL 215.832.0749
as chairman on the Metropolitan Anti-Defam- of Jacob and Jane. Funeral services Private. Sarah, Caleb, Jude and the late Noah; Broth-
ation League Advisory Board, President of Contributions in her memory may be made to er of Judith Madden (Brian); Uncle of Mi- Honor the
the B’nai Brith Council of Greater Phil- the Keystone Chapter, NFB of PA, 1500 Wal- chael, David & Ben. Contributions in his memory
adelphia, the Anti-Defamation League Nation- nut Street, Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19102. memory may be made to any one of the fol- of your
al Commissioner and honorary life member, lowing: Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, loved one …
the Chapel of Four Chaplains – Legion of GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S Abramson Cancer Center of University of
Honor, the National Conference of Christians RAPHAEL-SACKS Pennsylvania, or Penn Del-Newfoundland CALL
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Meyer is survived by his wife, Janice (nee: ministrative assistant who resided in Wyn- jewishexponent.com
Gladstein), children, Ira (Marcy) Bushman, newood, Pennsylvania. Wife of the late Nor-
Cara (John) Greenhall, Nina (Jeffrey) Har- man; mother of Alan Halpern and Eric (Meryl)
mon, and Shera (Stuart) Shalit, and sister, Halpern; grandmother of Marisa (Vince),
Libby Goodman. He is also survived by Brett (Marla), Sasha, and Justin; and great-
grandchildren, Mia (Michael) Sommer, Mat- grandmother of Naomi and Nash.
thew (Zoe) Bushman, Max Greenhall, Zoe
Greenhall, Benjamin Harmon, Noah Shalit, Ari GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S
Shalit, and great-grandchild, Levi Sommer. RAPHAEL-SACKS
Services were private. The family asks that
contributions in Meyer’s memory may be KANE
made to the Anti-Defamation League, Phil-
adelphia, PA 19102 or philadelphia.adl.org. Irvin Kane, on December 13, 2019. Husband
of the late Miriam (nee Van Collen). Father of
ROTH-GOLDSTEINS' MEMORIAL CHAPEL Edward (Karen) Kane, Leonard (Risa) Kane
and Alan (Bonnie) Kane. Brother of Ailene
Honor the memory Rickel. Grandfather of Stephanie (Bill),
of your loved one... Jason, Austin, Emily, Jonathan and Jacob.
Contributions in his memory may be made to
Call 215.832.0749 to Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, Amer-
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Donald "Don" Kapel on December 15, 2019.
Husband of Susan (nee Segal), of Blue Bell
PA. Father of Sheri (Howard) Herzberg and
Greg (Rima) Kapel; brother of Sandy Berman;
also survived by 4 grandchildren. Contribu-
tions in his memory may be made to JNF, or
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SITUATION WANTED SITUATION WANTED ESTATE NOTICES ESTATE NOTICES ESTATE NOTICES ESTATE NOTICES ESTATE NOTICES
CERTIFIED CAREGIVER w/15 ESTATE OF BARBARA C. HOS- ESTATE OF GEORGE W. FREAS, ESTATE of JOHN McCULLOUGH, ESTATE OF MARY C. JACOT a/k/a ESTATE OF SOLEDAD PEREZ
Caring & Reliable years exp to care for sick or eld- FORD a/k/a BARBARA HOSFORD, JR., DECEASED. DECEASED. MARY CATHERINE JACOT, DE- GILLESPIE, DECEASED.
erly Have own car. Good refs. DECEASED. Late of the Township of Horsham, Late of Philadelphia, PA CEASED. Late of the Borough of Late of Philadelphia
Experienced & Trained 267-236-5664 Late of Philadelphia Montgomery County, PA LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the Langhorne, Bucks County, PA LET- LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the
BONDED & LICENSED LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the above Estate have been granted to TERS TESTAMENTARY on the above Estate have been granted to
If you are in need of above Estate have been granted to above Estate have been granted to the undersigned, who request all above Estate have been granted to the undersigned, who request all
Available 24/7 compassionate care the undersigned, who request all the undersigned, who request all persons having claims or demands the undersigned, who request all persons having claims or demands
20 Years Experience to assist your loved persons having claims or demands persons having claims or demands against the Estate of the decedent persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent
one with nurses aide against the estate of the decedent against the estate of the decedent to make known the same and all against the estate of the decedent to make known the same and all
Very Affordable services, call Mrs. to make known the same and all to make known the same and all persons indebted to the decedent to make known the same and all persons indebted to the decedent
215-477-1050 Miller. 215-626-6755 persons indebted to the decedent persons indebted to the decedent to make payment without delay to persons indebted to the decedent to make payment without delay to
to make payment without delay to to make payment without delay to Michael Dever, Executor c/o Jon to make payment without delay to JAMES ARTHUR GILLESPIE, Ex-
SENIORS, NEED HELP? SEEKING POSITION to care for KAREN MIURA WOLFFE, EXEC- VIRGINIA M. FREAS, EXECUTRIX, Taylor, Esquire PC 1617 JFK Blvd. WILLIAM GRIESSER, JR. (a/k/a ecutor, c/o Adam S. Bernick, Esq.,
the elderly. 14 yrs exp. and excell UTRIX, c/o Amy F. Steerman, Esq., c/o Adam S. Bernick, Esq., 2047 Suite 1838, Philadelphia, PA WILLIAM L. GRIESSER, JR.), EX- 2047 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA
EXPERIENCED COMPANION refs. Call 267-210-0054 1900 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103, 19103. ECUTOR, c/o Nathan Snyder, Esq., 19103,
Personal Assistant - 19103, Or to her Attorney: The Law Office of Jon Taylor 3070 Bristol Pike, Bldg. 2, Ste. 204, Or to his Attorney:
Licensed driver to as- ESTATE NOTICES Or to her Attorney: ADAM S. BERNICK 1617 JFK Blvd. Bensalem, PA 19020, ADAM S. BERNICK
sist with errands, ESTATE OF ANTHONY C. COCCO AMY F. STEERMAN LAW OFFICE OF ADAM S. BERNICK Suite 1838 Or to his Attorney: LAW OFFICE OF ADAM S. BERNICK
shopping, appts., read- a/k/a ANTHONY COCCO, DE- AMY F. STEERMAN, LLC 2047 Locust St. Philadelphia, PA 19103 NATHAN SNYDER 2047 Locust St.
ing, walking, food CEASED. 1900 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19103 ESTATE OF LIBBY KOHN, DE- LAW OFFICE OF NATHAN SNYDER Philadelphia, PA 19103
prep., socializing and Late of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA 19103 ESTATE OF JAMES BRAXTON, JR., CEASED. 3070 Bristol Pike, Bldg. 2, Ste. 204
daily activities LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the ESTATE OF BONNIE F. GRIFFIN DECEASED. Late of the Township of Upper Bensalem, PA 19020 CORPORATE NOTICES
inside/outside of your above Estate have been granted to a/k/a BONNIE J. GRIFFIN, DE- Late of Philadelphia Merion, Montgomery County, PA ESTATE OF PAMELA HERSHNER Notice is hereby given that, pursu-
home. Will help you the undersigned, who request all CEASED. LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the GREEN a/k/a PAMELA H. GREEN, ant to the Business Corporation
understand your bills, persons having claims or demands Late of Philadelphia above Estate have been granted to above Estate have been granted to PAMELA GREEN CHRISTENSEN, Law of 1988, Inland Western East-
do paperwork.and also against the estate of the decedent LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on the undersigned, who request all the undersigned, who request all DECEASED. on Forks Town DST, a corporation
make telephone to make known the same and all the above Estate have been gran- persons having claims or demands persons having claims or demands Late of Philadelphia incorporated under the laws of the
calls.for you. Support persons indebted to the decedent ted to the undersigned, who re- against the estate of the decedent against the estate of the decedent LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the State of Delaware will withdraw
Services - Refs Call to make payment without delay to quest all persons having claims or to make known the same and all to make known the same and all above Estate have been granted to from doing business in
Phyllis 215-886-4040 MARIA A. VALENTE and CARMEL- demands against the estate of the persons indebted to the decedent persons indebted to the decedent the undersigned, who request all Pennsylvania. The address of its
ITA L. HERTENS, EXECUTRICES, decedent to make known the same to make payment without delay to to make payment without delay to persons having claims or demands principal office in its jurisdiction of
Caregiver 25+ years c/o Adam S. Bernick, Esq., 2047 and all persons indebted to the de- ANNIE BRAXTON, EXECUTRIX, c/o CAROL LYNN KOHN, EXECUTRIX, against the estate of the decedent incorporation is 2021 Spring Road,
exp. Dedicated ser- Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103, cedent to make payment without Jay E. Kivitz, Esq., 7901 Ogontz 49 Roboda Blvd., Royersford, PA to make known the same and all Suite 200, Oak Brook, IL, 60523
vice, Dependable, Or to their Attorney: delay to TAMECA BANKS-WILKER- Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19150, 19468 persons indebted to the decedent and the name of its commercial re-
honest & patient. ADAM S. BERNICK SON, ADMINISTRATRIX, c/o Marc Or to her Attorney: Estate of Lydia Ruba, Deceased to make payment without delay to gistered office provider in
Drivers lic. and own LAW OFFICE OF ADAM S. BERNICK Vogin, Esq., 1700 Sansom St., 3rd JAY E. KIVITZ Late of Philadelphia, PA. ERIC WILLIAM CHRISTENSEN, EX- Pennsylvania is CT Corporation
car. Will run errands, 2047 Locust St. Fl., Philadelphia, PA 19103, KIVITZ & KIVITZ, P.C. LETTERS TESTAMENTARY ECUTOR, c/o Harry Metka, Esq., System.
medication reminders. Philadelphia, PA 19103 Or to her Attorney: 7901 Ogontz Ave. on the above estate have been 4802 Neshaminy Blvd, Ste. 9, Ben-
Exc.CraellfsJ.acqueline MARC VOGIN Philadelphia, PA 19150 granted to the undersigned, who salem, PA 19020, PETITION NAME CHANGE
facebook.com/jewishexponent KLEIN, VOGIN & GOLD ESTATE OF JOHN J. CASSIDY a/k/a request all persons having claims Or to his Attorney: Court of Common Pleas for the
267-500-7745 1700 Sansom St., 3rd Fl. JOHN JOSEPH CASSIDY, DE- or demands against the estate of HARRY METKA County of Philadelphia, December
Follow us on Philadelphia, PA 19103 CEASED. the decedent to make known the 4802 Neshaminy Blvd, Ste. 9 2019 Term, No.1416. NOTICE IS
To place an ad in the ESTATE OF CARLOS A. BASU- Late of Philadelphia same, and all persons indebted to Bensalem, PA 19020 HEREBY GIVEN that on December
Real Estate Section @jewishexponent ALDO, JR., DECEASED. LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the the decedent to make payment 10, 2019, the petition of La Reasa
call 215.832.0749 Late of Philadelphia above Estate have been granted to without delay, to Timothy Ruba and facebook.com/jewishexponent Faithana Gray and Donald Vigne
LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on the undersigned, who request all Daniel Ruba, Executors, c/o Gary A. was filed, praying for a decree to
the above Estate have been gran- persons having claims or demands Zlotnick, Esq., Zarwin Baum De- Follow us on change their name to La Reasa Vrai
ted to the undersigned, who re- against the estate of the decedent Vito Kaplan Schaer & Toddy, PC, and Donald Vrai. The Court has
quest all persons having claims or to make known the same and all 1818 Market St., 13th Fl., Phil- @jewishexponent fixed January 17, 2020 at 10:30
demands against the estate of the persons indebted to the decedent adelphia, PA 19103 or to their at- am, in Room No. 691, City Hall,
decedent to make known the same to make payment without delay to torneys, TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD Philadelphia, PA for hearing. All
and all persons indebted to the de- WILLIAM F. CASSIDY, EXECUTOR, Gary A. Zlotnick, Esq. CALL 215.832.0749 persons interested may appear and
cedent to make payment without 11748 Brandon Place Philadelphia, Zarwin Baum DeVito show cause if they have any, why
delay to HOWARD SOLOMAN, AD- PA 19154 Kaplan Schaer & Toddy, PC the prayer of said petitioner should
MINISTRATOR, 1760 Market St., 1818 Market St., 13th Fl. not be granted.
Ste. 404, Philadelphia, PA 19103, TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD Philadelphia, PA 19103
Or to his Attorney: CALL 215.832.0749 To place an ad in the
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PETITION NAME CHANGE PETITION NAME CHANGE STATEWIDE ADS Headlines
Court of Common Pleas for the CHANGE OF NAME
County of Philadelphia, December IN THE COURT OF STATEWIDE ADS Review
Term, 2019. No. 000769. Notice is COMMON PLEAS Auto or Wanted:
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2019 the petition of Efigenia Duran Help veterans find jobs or start a
Candelario was filed, praying for a PHILADELPHIA COUNTY business. Call Patriotic Hearts allegations against him. the one-year anniversary
decree to change her name to Efi- Court of Common Pleas for the Foundation. Fast, FREE pick-up. 4. Birthright Often a of Bernstein’s death, the
genia Santiago. The Court has fixed County of Philadelphia September Max tax-deduction. Operators are Exponent spoke with his
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sons interested may appear and his parents was filed praying for a Mutual Insurance company for lines about harassment, young man who was a gifted
show cause if they have any, why decree to change their child's name details. NOT just a discount plan, politics and murder, the writer, intelligent and caring.
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For Hallee Wirtshafter,
a Jewish woman living in 7. Rabbanit to Launch
Cheltenham with her par-
ents, simple tasks like South Philadelphia
showering and brushing her
teeth are a challenge. She has Shtiebel
severe obsessive compulsive One of the biggest sto- Jessica Shander and Jacob
disorder, and had spent about ries of South Philadelphia Syversen met during a Birthright
10 years chasing treatments. Jewish life this past year Israel trip, as told in a Jewish
was the emergence of a Exponent article from July.
In April, she and her fam- new Orthodox synagogue,
ily had pinned their hopes Courtesy of Jessica Shander
on another treatment pro- Holocaust Remembrance Foundation
gram in Houston. The cost?
SENIORS TO SENIORS $57,000, and the program the South Philadelphia
BOX REPLIES didn’t take insurance. Shtiebel. Rabbanit Dasi several types of hummus.
To Fruchter is one of a few This year, ahead of Passover,
will be forwarded once a week on Friday. Place a This article touched on a dozen graduates of Yeshivat we decided to give jarred
To answer a Senior to Senior ad, Classified Ad number of issues, including Maharat, an Orthodox sem- gefilte fish a go.
address your reply to: the high cost of health care inary that ordains women What a mistake.
JE Box ( ) CALL: and the challenge of finding as religious leaders, and she There were weird textures,
Classified Dept. specialized behavioral health chose to make Passyunk even weirder flavors and dis-
2100 Arch Street 4th Floor NICOLE care providers. A few readers Avenue her new home. appointed palates all around.
Philadelphia, PA 19103 MCNALLY wrote to share their own sto- In February, Fruchter In one particularly memo-
215.832.0749 ries of health care struggles announced the new shul; rable moment, Director of
DEADLINE - and to offer advice. the synagogue held its first Sales Sharon Schmuckler
Kabbalat Shabbat services spat out a bite because she
TO PLACE YOUR SENIOR TO SENIOR AD 6. Bernstein’s Death Still in July. couldn’t take it anymore.
Friday by 10 am for the following Thursday’s issue Resonates a Year Later At least our readers appre-
8. Help Sought in ID ciate our sacrifice.
Call 215-832-0749 In January 2018, 19-year-
old University of Pennsylvania of Holocaust Memorial
WANTED TO BUY student Blaze Bernstein was
stabbed to death by a high
school classmate during a visit Defacer 10. Barrack Board to No
home to California. The class- In June, the Horwitz- Longer Recognize Union
mate had posted anti-Semitic
and homophobic statement- Wasserman Holocaust In December 2018, the
sonline, and was charged with Memorial Plaza was defaced Jack M. Barrack Hebrew
a hate crime in Bernstein’s when a man — seen on secu- Academy board released a
murder. rity footage — picked up a rock statement saying it would
and etched the letters “RBM,” withdraw recognition of its
In January 2019, to mark as well as what appeared to teacher’s union, setting off a
be SS bolts, into some of the battle as the union fought to
pillars that stand at the plaza stay alive.
on the Benjamin Franklin
Parkway in Center City. In January, we reported on
the statement and found that
The Philadelphia the National Labor Relations
Holocaust Remembrance Board does not “assert juris-
Foundation shared photos diction over employees of a
of the man and sought the religious organization who
public’s help in identifying are involved in effectuat-
him. Less than a month later, ing the religious purpose
police identified a suspect. of the organization, such as
teachers in church-operated
9. Fishing for Flavor: schools.” l
A Gefilte Fish Tasting
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Inaugural Jerry Rabinowitz Memorial and Religious School Director Rachael Simon of Kol them. The second year will be devoted to clinical
Scholarship Awarded Ami; and Rabbi Shoshanah Tornberg of Old York Road training in electrophysiology.
THE PERELMAN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE at the Temple-Beth Am collaborated to plan teen learning on
University of Pennsylvania and the Rabinowitz family Jewish perspectives on topics of contemporary concern Gilad Margolis
awarded the inaugural Jerry Rabinowitz Memorial including anti-Semitism, reproductive justice, racial Courtesy of Lankenau
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Each six-week unit, conducted primarily sepa- Research
The scholarship honors the life of Rabinowitz, a rately within each school’s auspices, culminates in a
member of Congregation Dor Hadash in Pittsburgh “Pisgat Ha-Nearim” — a youth summit during which Local Hillels Win Three Awards
who was murdered on Oct. 27, 2018, during the anti- all the schools’ students come together to engage in Greater Philly Hillel (Haverford Hillel, Bryn Mawr Hillel
Semitic attack at the Tree of Life synagogue building. an action or response to the unit’s issue. and West Chester University Hillel) received three awards
at the Hillel Global Assembly Dec. 9-12 in Atlanta.
Rabinowitz, a doctor of family medicine, “was The responses are developed by and for the teens,
beloved by people at Penn, where he studied, and adored with each school taking a turn assuming the lead in Two of the awards were for Top 5 Greatest
in Pittsburgh where he was very much a fixture of the the project’s conception and execution. Improvement in Breadth and Top 5 Greatest
community,” a press release from Penn Medicine said. Improvement in Depth (number of students attend-
Participant schools joined together for their first ing six or more programs annually).
Rabinowitz’s nephew, Elliot Rabinowitz, who also Pisgat Ha-Nearim on Nov. 19 at Old York Road
graduated from Penn Med, spoke about his uncle’s Temple – Beth Am. Students developed a project to In addition, West Chester’s Hillel won for the
passion for not only medicine, but people. help educate non-Jews on how to best ally with Jews Best Winter 2020 Pre-Registration Numbers for the
facing anti-Semitism. Together, the teens are creating upcoming Birthright trip.
Five Schools Form Think Tank a film for online distribution through which students
Educational directors and rabbis from Congregation will share their experiences with anti-Semitism. Hillel international used a platform called Heart
Adath Jeshurun, Beth Sholom Congregation, Reform Israeli Doctor Starts Lankenau Fellowship Track Data to determine the award winners.
Congregation Keneseth Israel, Congregation Kol Ami Israeli doctor Gilad Margolis will serve a two-year
and Old York Road Temple-Beth Am have developed fellowship at the Lankenau Institute for Medical More than 1,100 Hillel professionals and lay leaders
a joint teen social justice curriculum called “Pisgah” Research and Lankenau Medical Center. from around the world attended what was described
for the 5780 school year. as its biggest global assembly ever. About 550 Hillels
Margolis, who is a senior clinical consultant in in 18 countries participated. l
Debbie Miner of the Jewish Teen Collaborative; Rabbi cardiology at Tel Aviv Medical Center, is the second
Stacy Rigler of Keneseth Israel; Rabbi Leah Berkowitz fellow named to the Lankenau-Israel Strategic Alliance From left: Jenn
program launched in 2017. The program’s mission is to Reiss of West
Students at the Nov. 19 Pisgat Ha-Nearim at Old York Road develop collaborations between physicians and scien- Chester University
tists at Lankenau Medical Center and medical centers Hillel; Mallory Kovit,
in Israel for mutually beneficial cardiology research. program director of
the Jewish Graduate
Margolis will spend the first year of his LISA fel- Student Network;
lowship in a basic science training program, working and Tslil Shtulsaft,
with Charles Antzelevitch, executive director of car- executive director of
diovascular research at LIMR and director of research Greater Philly Hillel
at Lankenau Heart Institute, and his research team. Network

Some of the research will include studies to Courtesy of
determine why patients with cancer are prone to Greater Philly Hillel
developing atrial fibrillation and how best to treat
Temple-Beth Am Courtesy of Rabbi Shoshana Tornberg

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Community

NEWSMAKERS Shir Ami Men’s Club hosted former NHL referee Kerry Fraser for an address at its annual
membership dinner.
Golden Slipper Club & Charities honored writer Jayson Stark
on Dec. 5 and presented him with its Golden Quill Award. In
addition to Stark, radio host Glen Macnow and Philadelphia
Jewish Sports Hall of fame inductee Chuck Brodsky were guests.
Golden Slipper also honored members who have been in the
organization for 25 years.

From left: Kerry Fraser and Alan Sheinberg

From left: David Simon and Jayson Stark

From left: Frank Brodsky, Bunny Brodsky and Chuck Brodsky Kerry Fraser addresses the audience. Photos by Jon Stevens
Photos by Richard Chaitt

On Dec. 4, the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the
Zionist Organization of America and the Pennsylvania
region of Israel Bonds jointly sponsored an Israel Defense
Forces briefing with IDF Brig. Gen. Amir Ebstein at
Congregation Mikveh Israel.

From left: Steve Feldman, Sgt. Benjamin Anthony,
Rozita Pnini, Brig. Gen. Amir Ebstein, Shelby Zitelman and
Harold Marcus

Courtesy of Greater Philadelphia ZOA

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Community

KleinLife in Northeast Philadelphia hosted a pre-Thanksgiving celebration KleinLife in Northeast Philadelphia announced that its new STEM program is
for 200 members and invited guests. The event featured a holiday menu, live being expanded to accommodate more students. New students will be able to
entertainment and balloons. join the program as of Jan. 6.

Students in the KleinLife STEM program Photo by Stephanie Hampson

From left: Lanre Adebonojo, Sue Aistrop, Gail Cohen, Hans Brenner, Shelley Geltzer Stephanie Butnick, deputy editor of Tablet and host of the “Unorthodox”
podcast, spoke at Temple Sinai as part of its cultural series.
and Kim Vilaire Photo by Stephanie Hampson
From left: Assistant
On Dec. 15, the Jewish Residents’ Council at Ann’s Choice hosted Stefanie Rabbi Sam Hollander,
Halpern to discuss the life and times of Jewish actress Molly Picon. Halpern is Rabbi Adam Wohlberg,
the acting director of the archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Stephanie Butnick and
Close to 150 residents attended. Temple Sinai Executive
Director Ben Wachstein
Photo by Alan Libove

The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey continued its community partnership
with Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties by awarding a
$40,000 grant to the agency’s Wellness Network.

From left: Ruth Lowenthal, Joe Shrager, Phyllis Halpern and Stefanie Halpern From left: Jewish
Photo by Bernie Roseman Family Service of
Atlantic & Cape May
Counties CEO Andrea
Steinberg accepts a
$40,000 check from
Horizon Foundation
for New Jersey Senior
Program Officer
Jennifer Goudy.

Photo by Susan Kotzen

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