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Jewish Exponent Dec. 19, 2019

Jewish Exponent Dec. 19, 2019

DECEMBER 19, 2019 / 21 KISLEV 5780
Local scholar invents a contemporary
20-sided dreidel.




OF NOTE Famed Jewish
NATIONAL Likened to
Indiana Jones,
The Executive Hits the
Order, Explained Main Line
Organizations and
students weigh in. ERIC SCHUCHT | JE STAFF

Page 4 FRED BLUM MAY BE a private investi- A police briefing with Jewish first responders after a shooting at the JC Kosher Supermarket in
gator, but this was a case he couldn’t crack.
CHANUKAH Jersey City on Dec. 10, 2019. Courtesy of JNS, via New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy/Twitter
The genealogy enthusiast had reached
Got Plans for the limits of what he could uncover about After Jersey City Shooting,
Chanukah? his family’s history from the United States. Investigation — and Healing
Check out our Seeking to learn more about his family’s life — Begin
roundup of area in the old country, he turned to Jewish gene-
events. alogist Miriam Weiner for help. With the JESSE BERNSTEIN | STAFF WRITER the JC Kosher Market in the Greenville
name of an ancestral town and some other JNS.ORG | STAFF section of Jersey City, New Jersey, that left
Page 12 basics, she soon discovered relatives previ- a total of six people dead, including the
ously unknown to Blum, including an aunt LAW-ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS two attackers.
ARTS of his mother’s who was still alive. say it could take months to complete
their investigation of the shooting inside The three civilians killed inside the
Jackie Mason’s Weiner is something of a rock star in grocery were identified as 33-year-old
Daughter Comes the Jewish genealogy world. She was the Leah Mindel Ferencz of Jersey City, a
to Philadelphia first Jewish genealogist to collaborate offi-
Sheba Mason is cially, by contract, with archives in Eastern
doing stand-up at Europe. She is also the founder and pres-
the Punch Line. ident of The Routes to Roots Foundation
and creator of the Consolidated Eastern
Page 22 European Archival Database. For her work,

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See Genealogy, Page 15 See Jersey City, Page 14




IN THIS ISSUE 00087944

MatzoBall, The Chevra o er a night out.



An annual holiday display features Miriam’s
stained-glass menorahs. Advice Well

A reader’s 3-year-old son loves attending
Israel synagogue Shabbat services but has
trouble sitting still. During a recent
National Shabbat service, when the son was
walking up and down the aisles, an older
Global congregant made a comment. The reader
asks Miriam how he should handle this
16 OPINION situation in the future. From dating to
parenting, Miriam welcomes all questions.
Columns Email yours to [email protected]
Kvetch ’n Kvell com and put “Advice Well Question” in
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18 LIFESTYLE ‘New Rules’
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Food Philacatessen

Food columnist Keri White’s sister had
24 COMMUNITY a fondness for cherry pie growing up,
so for her sister’s birthday, she noodled
Jewish Federation around and created this cherry pie. It
Calendar takes advantage of dried tart cherries
Mazel Tov and accommodates a vegan diet. Read
Deaths Philacatessen for the recipe, as well as
Newsmakers content not normally found in the printed
edition, including additional recipes, gift
30 CLASSIFIEDS ideas, restaurant reviews and food news
from around the Delaware Valley.
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Jewish Community Reacts to Executive Order

N AT I O N A L League, AIPAC, the American discrimination on college cam- rights,” Greenblatt said of how people are worried about it
Jewish Committee, the Zionist puses, which have been hard the order. — but for someone who is mid-
Organization of America, hit by a near 90% increase in “These new tools are dle-of-the-line, who’s informed,
SELAH MAYA ZIGHELBOIM | JE STAFF has friends on both sides, this
was a major win for him.”
B’nai B’rith International and anti-Semitic incidents over the not inconsistent with First
MORE THAN A WEEK has StandWithUs — hailed the past three years. It is deplorable Amendment protections,” Madeleine Fortney, a Drexel
passed since President Donald executive order, which was that Jewish students continue to read the JFNA statement. University senior studying
Trump signed an executive signed at the first White House experience hate and hostility.” In a New York Times opinion communication who is presi-
order addressing anti-Semi- Chanukah party. The executive order reiter- piece, White House advisor Jared dent of the Drexel Hillel student
tism on college campuses, and “In a climate of rising ates 2010 guidelines from the Kushner elaborated on the fact board, opposes the order.
people from across the political anti-Semitism, this executive U.S. Department of Education’s that the order charges executive
spectrum have weighed in. order provides valuable guid- Office for Civil Rights that departments and agencies to con- “Jared Kushner claims that
Much of the initial conver- ance on anti-Semitism, giving state, “While Title VI does not sider the International Holocaust anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism,
sation, particularly on social law enforcement and campus cover discrimination based Remembrance Alliance’s defini- and I believe that those two
media, was focused on the pros officials an important addi- solely on religion, groups that tion of anti-Semitism, as well things are entirely different,”
and cons of defining Judaism tional tool to help identify face discrimination on the as the contemporary examples Fortney said. “I believe that
as a nationality. But the exec- and fight this pernicious hate,” basis of actual or perceived of anti-Semitism identified by Zionism allows for critiques
utive order does not actually ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt shared ancestry or ethnic char- the alliance. of Israel and its politics, and
define Judaism that way. said in a statement. acteristics may not be denied The latter includes, Kushner caring about Israel in any form
Rather, the “Executive means struggling with Israel
Order on Combating Anti- and its actions. I think that
Semitism,” signed Dec. 11, says In a climate of rising anti-Semitism, this executive order provides this is an attempt to suppress
college students’ freedom of
that Title VI of the Civil Rights valuable guidance on anti-Semitism, giving law enforcement and campus speech rather than mitigate the
Act of 1964 should prohibit rise of anti-Semitism.”
anti-Semitic discrimination. officials an important additional tool.”
Fortney thinks universities
Title VI requires that programs wary of losing government
and activities receiving federal JONATHAN GREENBLATT, ADL CEO funding may change their
funding not discriminate based behavior as a result of the order.
on race, ethnicity or shared “The executive order is protection under Title VI on writes, “‘the targeting of the “It’s possible that administra-
national origin. The executive modeled on language in the the ground that they also share state of Israel, conceived as a tors will want to punish student
order says that Title VI should Anti-Semitism Awareness a common faith.” Jewish collectivity,’ and those and faculty speakers in order to
be enforced against discrimi- Act, which has benefited from The executive order also who deny ‘the Jewish people avoid federal investigation.”
nation rooted in anti-Semitism bipartisan support in the U.S. notes that First Amendment their right to self-determina-
“as vigorously as against all Congress,” a statement from rights shall not be infringed. tion, e.g., by claiming that the Werksman doesn’t think
other forms of discrimination.” the Jewish Federations of But some pundits and Jewish existence of a state of Israel is the order will have much of an
Many Jewish organizations — North America said. “It bol- organizations are concerned. a racist endeavor’ or those who impact on students.
including the Anti-Defamation sters tools that help prevent “This executive order, like the compare ‘contemporary Israeli
stalled congressional legislation policy to that of the Nazis.’” “I think the only reason
it is based on, appears designed On local campuses, stu- why it won’t affect students is
changing less to combat anti-Semitism dents have divergent opinions because a lot of people don’t
addresses? than to have a chilling effect about the executive order. read the news or don’t care,”
on free speech and to crack Noah Werksman, a senior at Werksman said.
down on campus critics of the University of Pennsylvania
Israel,” said J Street President studying economics with a Bend the Arc: Jewish Action
Jeremy Ben-Ami. “We feel it concentration in marketing and the Jewish Democratic
is misguided and harmful for and operations, said he thinks Council of America, among
DON’T MISS A the White House to unilaterally university administrators will other groups, released statements
SINGLE ISSUE declare a broad range of nonvi- be more cautious about allow- opposing the executive order.
OF THE olent campus criticism of Israel ing BDS (boycott, divestment
to be anti-Semitic, especially at and sanctions) activity and “This is truly the arsonist
a time when the prime driver of anti-Semitic rhetoric to spread. attempting to serve as the fire-
anti-Semitism in this country is “In the last 11 months before fighter, and we’d prefer Trump
the xenophobic, white national- the next election, (Trump is) stop inciting the flames of
ist far-right.” going to be making these kinds hatred against Jews,” JDCA
But both the ADL’s of moves that make him look Executive Director Halie Soifer
Call 215.832.0700 Greenblatt and JFNA see it more popular, and my percep- said. “It’s not up to Donald
or email [email protected] differently. tion of it is that this move was Trump to define, stereotype or
very popular,” Werksman said. use Jews for his own political “It reaffirms protection of advantage, and we reject his
with your new address. Jews under Title VI without “The New York Times can say attempts to do so.” l
infringing on First Amendment as much as they want about
[email protected];



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JNF Honors Former Russian Refusenik

LOCAL oppressive to refuseniks Marina Furman (third from right) holding her Tree of Life
MATT SILVER | JE STAFF because we challenged them, award, while her two daughters stand to her right.
when no one before did. We
THE JEWISH NATIONAL said ‘We want to live in Israel, Photo by Master Studio Photography
Fund honored former Russian and we’re going to fight for our
refusenik and current JNF rights.’ And, to them, that was From left: Sol Lizerbram, JNF-USA president, his wife
executive Marina Furman with a threat.” and co-chair of the evening’s event, Lauren Lizerbram and
the Tree of Life Award at a Marina Furman, the Tree of Life honoree.
dinner held at the City Avenue In December 1987, tensions
Hilton last week. The award surrounding Jewish emigra- Photo by Matt Silver
coincided with a promotion for tion from the Soviet Union had
the longtime JNF executive, reached a boiling point glob- that nothing worse happened “There were many, many events Philadelphia, as the community
who will become JNF’s execu- ally. On Dec. 6, 1987, American was very lucky. It could’ve here during that time.” shlicha (a sociocultural Israeli
tive director of national major Jews held a rally in Washington, ended in tragedy because we Among the most prominent ambassador), a post she held
donor advancement. Furman D.C., demanding that then- were challenging (the Soviets) of those protests took place for four years.
had been JNF’s executive direc- Premier Mikhail Gorbachev in a major way, and they were during a sporting event that
tor for eastern Pennsylvania allow Jews to emigrate. relentless.” looms large in Philadelphia Ultimately, Furman and her
and southern New Jersey for In 1988, Furman, Lev and history. It was during the family decided to stay in the
the last 17 years. On the same date, many Aliyah were finally allowed to hockey game between the two- area and she began her career
thousands of miles away, leave Russia and make aliyah. time defending Stanley Cup with JNF, which, said Furman,
The evening’s program Furman, her husband and her Furman credits her own champion Flyers and the Soviet has been a perfect place for her
highlighted JNF’s involve- newborn daughter — appro- mettle and that of her fellow Union’s Red Army team. to work.
ment in rejuvenating the priately named Aliyah — took refuseniks. “We knew noth- “They organized a protest,
Negev city of Be’er Sheva to the streets of Leningrad ing about Judaism or Israel but and there were posters that could “There’s a tie-in to this story
and expanding the curricu- (today’s St. Petersburg) to were willing to risk it all to be seen on Russian TV,” Furman with the JNF-USA,” said JNF-
lum and programming for protest, specifically to the find out. That’s what separated recalled. “Ed Snider (the late USA President Sol Lizerbram,
Jewish high schoolers studying grounds of the Palace Square. refuseniks from everyone else: Flyers owner) was involved in who along with his wife
abroad at the Alexander Muss Imagination.” it, and it became one of the most Lauren, co-chaired the event.
High School in Israel. Also “Palace Square is where the But she also credits the amazing stories of grassroots “Because during the 1990s,
touted was JNF’s partnership Soviets’ revolution took place, American Jews who strongly support for Soviet Jews.” the JNF took a leading role
with Philadelphia-based chef where they overthrew the advocated for the Russian After working for the mayor to resettle over one million
Michael Solomonov to create Tsar’s regime and overtook the Jewry of that period, not just of Ra’anana as that Israeli Russian and Ethiopian Jews
the Galilee Culinary Institute (royal) residence, so it was one in Washington, D.C., but in city’s director of resettlement in Israel through Operation
at Kibbutz Gonen near Kiryat of the holiest sites for Soviets.” Philadelphia, too. for nearly a decade, Furman Promised Land. So there’s a
Shmona in northern Israel. “The Philadelphia Soviet and her family moved to the close tie between what Marina
Protesting on ground the Jewry movement really fought United States in 1998. Initially, and her refuseniks did and also
The lion’s share of the eve- Soviet regime considered for years and years for my Furman worked for the what JNF did.” l
ning’s program, however, was sacred came with real dangers, husband and I,” Furman said. Jewish Federation of Greater
dedicated to feting Furman, and Furman’s family was rea- [email protected];
who for 10 years, beginning in sonably concerned, especially 215-832-0737
1977, fought and protested the for the safety of their newborn.
Soviet government for the right
to emigrate with her husband, Her father-in-law, who’d
and later small child, to Israel. lost 11 family members in the
Holocaust, told her not to.
Under the era’s Soviet poli-
cies, it was virtually impossible “He had only one grand-
for Jews, or anyone else, to leave child, and he didn’t want us
the Soviet Union. Dissident to take Aliyah to the demon-
Jews and refuseniks were stration — because we were
commonly fired from their putting her at tremendous
jobs and denied employment risk,” said Furman.
in their fields.
She, her husband Lev and
“In a nutshell, it was a her daughter were all arrested.
dictatorship. [The Soviets] Furman was held for several
didn’t want any exchange of days — it wasn’t the worst inter-
information; they didn’t want rogation she’d ever received;
people leaving because ‘Why she’d endured beatings and
would you leave the best, most face-to-face confrontations
just country in the world?’” with the KGB — but her hus-
recalled Furman “They were band and infant daughter were
released after five hours.

“It was a desperate decision
(to bring Aliyah),” recalled
Furman. “And in hindsight,



Educator, With Help From Jewish Group,
Seeks New Kidney

LOCAL Brooklyn, pairs strangers in hear Strum speak. If she’s lucky, swimmer, too. She nds that with United Network for Organ
JESSE BERNSTEIN | JE STAFF need of kidneys with living she might even nd a donor out her energy is o en depleted, Sharing, the group that over-
donors who are willing and of the crowd. and that the activities that help sees the U.S. organ transplant
JANET BERKOWITZ needed able to give up one of their own. her and those around her are system, that’s no guarantee of
a break. A pretty good deal, all becoming more and more dif- a timely transplant. She hopes
ey provide guidance, trans- things considered. to nd a living donor through
Berkowitz, 61, has long suf- portation and medical advice cult for her to perform. Renewal.
fered from bipolar disorder, and from experts to recipients and “She’s in desperate need of a e average life expectancy
struggled with suicidal ideation donors. In addition, Renewal kidney transplant,” Moser said. “I want a kidney transplant,”
for most of her life. She and her covers the cost of transpor- “She’s one of the most loving, on dialysis is typically not more she said. ●
husband, Phil Garber, who died tation for the donor, should nurturing people I’ve ever met.” than ve to 10 years, accord-
just a few years ago, spent a they need to travel for testing ing to the National Kidney [email protected];
signi cant amount of their time or donation, as well as food Berkowitz lives in Mt. Laurel, Foundation. And though 215-832-0740
together checking in and out and lodging for a family mem- New Jersey, and is heavily Berkowitz is already registered
of various mental health pro- ber of the donor as they make involved in suicide prevention
grams. And just as Berkowitz their trip. Renewal even covers and mental health e orts in NAME: ARTIS SENIOR LIVING; WIDTH: 3.625 IN;
was beginning a search for a a donor’s lost wages during the her state, as she has been for DEPTH: 7.38 IN; COLOR: BLACK PLUS ONE; AD
new kidney a few years back, the donation and recovery period, decades. She and her husband
result of her long-term lithium all covered by private donors. even started the rst New Jersey NUMBMERa: 0y00y87o84u8r Hanukkah
prescription, Garber became meetings of Suicide Anonymous. shine bright with
very sick, and her search was All Renewal asks of Berkowitz
put on hold. A er she was — and other recipients — is A er years of just keeping Happiness and Peace
able to process Garber’s death, to put together an awareness her head above water when she
Berkowitz was nally mentally event, which will feature a was relying on medication, she
prepared to begin the arduous, speech from Renewal’s direc- found that what helped her live a
emotionally taxing search for tor of outreach, Rabbi Joshua full life was combining the med-
a new kidney, while continuing Strum, titled “ e Anatomy of ication with her love of the arts.
on dialysis. Kindness.” Berkowitz, along Berkowitz, besides creating her
with her sister, Cynthia, and own work, has taught mime, the-
Enter Renewal. her friend, Edie Moser, are ater and art to her peers at mental
Renewal, a Jewish non- trying to bring over 100 people to health facilities for many years.
pro t organization based in Temple Sinai in Cinnaminson,
New Jersey, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m., to A group that she ran with
her husband, called Creative
Crisis Care, continues to orga- Wishing you and your loved ones a
nize and facilitate a wide range joyous, festive, heartwarming Hanukkah
of workshops for those strug-
gling with suicidal ideation, all from all of us at Artis Senior Living.
of which play to Berkowitz’s
strengths as an artist and per- Exceptionally Personalized Memory Care
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It has been a long road for tour please call 877-352-1884 or visit
Berkowitz, one that was made
easier by Garber, who she calls
Janet Berkowitz with her husband, Phil, before he died “a genius.” Together, she said,
Photo by Lynda McCourt they were able to nd joy and
even laughter in their struggles
with suicide. “ is is the most
fun I ever had in the mental
health system,” she recalls a
client telling her. It’s those
sorts of reactions that help her
to push forward.

us far, the dialysis has
been tough on Berkowitz. She’s
an active, energetic person,
deeply committed to the people
she works with and a dedicated



Local Scholar Invents 20-Sided Dreidel



Managing Editor Hila Ratzabi
never saw anything like it
before: One day while brows-
ing Facebook, she came across
a post by a man looking for
retailers to carry his latest
invention — a 20-sided dreidel.
It’s basically a 20-sided dice
with the same letters as seen
on a traditional four-sided
dreidel, but each letter appears
five times instead of once. And
instead of spinning the dreidel, Lower Merion resident David Zvi Kalman created what is being marketed as the first 20-sided dreidel. Photos courtesy of David Zvi Kalman

it’s tossed like a dice. allows for any chance-based
“It’s different, a little game to go quicker as players
kitschy,” Ratzabi said. “It’s just its kind, it’s the creation of Kalman can’t remember she immediately reached about don’t have to wait for it to stop
something fun, maybe a little Lower Merion resident David exactly how the idea for a the site stocking it. spinning.
absurd, and people are really Zvi Kalman, 32, and is one of 20-sided dreidel came to him, At first, Ratzabi only ordered
excited about it.” many business ventures he has but he started looking into 20 packs. But she had orders “Its fun. It’s not deep,”
Marketed as the first of in the works. selling it after writing a piece within minutes of advertising Kalman said. “It’s a relatively
for Tablet Magazine in 2015. them in an Instagram post and easy product to understand.
The article focused on how soon sold out. It’s aesthetically more inter-
NAME: MAKI-SAN; WIDTH: 3.625 IN; DEPTH: much of today’s Judaica is pro- So far, she’s sold more than esting. And there’s just
5.5 IN; COLOR: BLACK PLUS ONE; AD NUM- something about holding a
duced in China. Since so many 700 packs, something unheard 20-sided dreidel that, in my
BER: 00087946 others were making their wares of for the online store. experience, feels delightful,
overseas, he figured it would be “It’s fun for me to see even though functionally it’s
straightforward for him to do this phenomena happening,” not that different.”
likewise. Ratzabi said. “It’s really just
“In my academic life, I look a fun thing and when there’s Kalman is in the process
at the relationship between so many serious things going of trying to patent his design.
Jewish history and the history on in current events with After releasing an Israeli ver-
of technology,” Kalman said. anti-Semitism and so many sion of the 20-sided dreidel and
“So, I’m approaching this both sad things happening, it was a undisclosed Passover-related
as someone who’s interested very joyful for me to see people product, he plans to take a
in creating new and interest- get really excited about some- break from dreidels and move
ing products and having some thing, even if it seems silly. It’s on to other projects.
sense of the long trajectory of a nice thing when there’s other
Jewish ritual objects, both the things happening in the world In May, Kalman earned
ones that are important and that are not so great, it’s nice his Ph.D. at the University of
the ones that are more frivo- to have something that makes Pennsylvania and now works
lous, like the dreidel.” people smile.” as a fellow-in-residence at the
Kalman has sold the dreidels Kalman was surprised Shalom Hartman Institute
in packs of six through online about the positive response to of North America. In his
retailers since November. the dreidel, but has some the- free time, he works on vari-
One of the biggest carries is ories on the product’s success. ous side projects, including a, an initiative of He said there’s a big appeal publishing house named Print-
Reconstructing Judaism. for the product among dice O-Craft, a network of Jewish
Ratzabi lives in Israel and collectors, Dungeons & podcasts titled Jewish Public
oversees’s Dragons enthusiasts and any- Media and a website for anon-
online store, which sells prod- one looking for a Chanukah ymously sharing Yom Kippur
ucts including greeting cards, gift. As it’s easier to throw a die apologies called AtoneNet. l
ketubahs, art prints and dif- than spin a dreidel, Kalman
ferent ritual objects. When she said the 20-sided dreidel is [email protected];
saw Kalman’s Facebook post, great for small children. It also 215-832-0751



Bucks County Visitor Center Features Chalfont
Artist in Largest Ever Chanukah Display



THE BUCKS COUNTY Eight stained glass menorahs handmade by Jill Tarabar of Chalfont are
Visitor Center has hosted a
holiday tree display for the past on display at the Bucks County Visitor Center. It’s the largest Chanukah
14 years and, aside from setting
out a menorah, there hasn’t display the center has ever hosted. Photos courtesy of Jill Tarabar
been a big Chanukah presence.
have to really force it to do “It sounds so crazy, but I found
Until now. what you want it to do. And her online and I looked at her
Jill Tarabar of Chalfont cre- when you do, it’s such a sense pieces and they were beauti- but it’s also to promote the To celebrate the first day of
ated a series of eight handmade of completion.” ful,” Paglaiccetti said. arts we have in the county as Chanukah at the center, there
stained glass menorahs that Tarabar sold her glass cre- After viewing the eight well,” Bencivengo said. “And will be a reading of the children’s
are on display at the center in ations at craft fairs and gave shadow box displays the center bringing Jill and having her book “If the Candles Could
Bensalem through Jan. 4. The them to relatives and friends offered, Tarabar decided to fill part of it just really helped Speak: The story of Chanukah”
pieces depict Jewish symbols like as gifts. Eventually, she took each with a menorah. us nail that. It’s been great written by Bucks County resident
a dove, the Star of David and the a break from art to pursue Tarabar is no stranger to positive feedback that we’ve Dassie Prus, along with dreidel
Western Wall. There’s also an a career in marketing and crafting Judaica. Much of her been receiving, and we’re defi- games at noon on Dec. 22. l
unconventional menorah that graphic design. That lasted work consists of making mezu- nitely looking to expand the
can be used to play tic-tac-toe. nearly two decades until sev- zahs and candle sticks. Chanukah piece that we’ve got [email protected];
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Marvin Miller Elected to Baseball HOF political candidates supportive of anti-Semitism or its satire about a German boy who wants to be a Nazi
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Players Association normalization, JTA reported. toward the end of World War II, is up for best musical
founder Marvin Miller, who helped players gain free or comedy film. Waititi wrote and directed the film.
agency instead of being tied to one team, was elected The campaign will be called the Anti-Semitism
Dec. 8 to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, JTA Accountability Project and include a nonprofit Sam Mendes was nominated for best director for
reported. organization and a super PAC. World War I drama “1917,” which is also a nominee
for best film.
Miller, who is in the National Jewish Sports Hall The New York Times reported that Lauder will
of Fame, was the son of a Lower East Side salesman determine which politicians (federal, state or local) Although she’s not Jewish, Rachel Brosnahan —
and school teacher. He served as union chief from will be targeted. Although he is a longtime Republican who plays Jewish Midge Maisel — was nominated for
1966 to 1982. donor, Lauder said he would go after both Democratic best actress in a TV comedy for “The Marvelous Mrs.
and Republican candidates. Maisel.”
During his tenure, Miller also introduced salary
arbitration. In addition, ASAP said in a statement that it would Sacha Baron Cohen received a nomination for
“also respond and take action against institutions and best actor in a miniseries or TV movie for the Netflix
Miller, who died in 2013 at 95, fell short of hall cultural figures who support anti-Semitism.” series “The Spy” about Israel spy Eli Cohen.
entrance seven times before the Modern Baseball Era
Committee gave him the 75% needed for admittance. Jews Nominated for Numerous 2019 Jonah Hill’s sister Beanie Feldstein got a nomina-
Golden Globes tion for best actress in a comedy film for “Booksmart.”
“Players are pleased that Marvin will now take his Several Jewish actors, writers and songwriters
rightful and long overdue place in the Hall of Fame,” received Golden Globe nominations on Dec. 9, JTA Ben Platt’s role in Netflix’s “The Politician” got
MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark said. reported. him a nomination for best actor in a TV comedy.

Miller will be enshrined in the Cooperstown, New The film “Marriage Story,” which was written and In the same category is Paul Rudd, who played two
York-based museum in July. directed by Noah Baumbach, led the way. Aside from versions of the same character in “Living With Yourself.”
being up for best drama, Baumbach was nominated
Philanthropist Funds Campaign Against for best screenplay. Co-star Scarlett Johnansson was Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin were nominated
Anti-Semitic Political Candidates nominated for best actress in a drama, and Randy for their roles in “The Kominsky Method,” the former
Ronald Lauder, a billionaire philanthropist and Newman was nominated for the movie’s score. for lead actor in a TV comedy series and the latter for
president of the World Jewish Congress, announced supporting actor in “a series, limited series or motion
Dec. 9 a $25 million campaign against United States “Jojo Rabbit,” which is Taika Waititi’s anti-hate picture made for television.”

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Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Fast Train to Debut For emergency medical care,
NEARLY 20 YEARS AFTER the project began, the direct who do Israelis depend on?
Jerusalem-Tel Aviv fast train is slated to begin operating on Dec.
21, JTA reported. They depend on you.

The fast train project began 18 years ago — and was slated for Magen David Adom (MDA) is Israel’s official ambulance, blood-services, and disaster-
completion 11 years ago. relief agency, serving the nation’s 9 million people. But like every other Red Cross
agency around the world, MDA doesn’t receive regular government support.
The electric line’s first commercial ride will be from the That’s why it relies on people like you.
capital’s Navon station at 9:56 p.m., according to the schedule Since the 1930s, generous Americans like you have provided the vehicles, training,
on Israel Railways’ official website. It will reach the Tel Aviv and equipment that’s kept Israelis healthy and strong.
Hahagana station at 10:28 p.m. after stopping at Ben Gurion There are many ways to support Israel, but none that has a greater effect on its
Airport. Meantime, a train will simultaneously will leave Tel people and its future than a gift to Magen David Adom. Your support isn’t just
Aviv Hahagana and arrive at Navon at 10:30 p.m. changing lives — it’s literally saving them.
Make an end-of-year donation to Magen David Adom at
The following day, service will run every 30 minutes in both And our best wishes for a joyous Chanukah and New Year.
directions except at night.
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Israel’s Tourism Ministry Expects 165K Christian JEWISH EXPONENT
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About 165,000 Christians will visit Israel during the Christmas and all the time online
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2019 were Christian, with the most popular sites to visit includ-
ing the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Via
Dolorosa and the Mount of Olives.

Numerous events are planned related to Christmas, with
Tourism Minister Yariv Levin hosting an annual pre-Christmas
reception for Israeli Christians and church leaders.

Free shuttle service between Jerusalem and Bethlehem for
Christian pilgrims is planned for Christmas Eve and Christmas
Day. There’s also an annual Christmas tree-lighting celebration
in Bethlehem in front of the Church of the Nativity, a parade in
Nazareth, followed by evening fireworks.

Israeli Taxi Driver Returns $60K Left in Cab
Israeli taxi driver Moshe Barkat found a bag of $100 bills in the
back seat when his shift ended Dec. 6 — and successfully tracked
the owners down to return it, JTA reported.

Barkat found the passengers — an elderly woman in a wheelchair
and two young men — who had gone to Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv.
The money was to be used for medical treatments for the woman.

Barkat said the passengers “weren’t very excited to get the money
back. I thought they would cry from joy, but it didn’t happen.”

He said he never considered keeping the cash: “I am a man of
faith. The money isn’t mine, and I returned it wholeheartedly.”

Israel to Participate in Expo 2020 in Dubai
Israel will participate in the prestigious Expo 2020 world fair
in Dubai, the Foreign Ministry said Dec. 10, according to The
Times of Israel.

“Israel’s participation in the exhibition reflects the rise in
Israel’s status, not only internationally but also among the key
state actors in our region.” Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz said in
a statement. “(The) participation gives Israel an extraordinary
opportunity to showcase its capabilities and achievements in the
field of technology alongside vibrant Israeli culture.”

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Plenty of Ways to Celebrate Chanukah in Philly

LOCAL chocolate gelt drop provided by the the Kol Tzedek Simcha Band. A $5-$25 will be a dairy buffet, “Chanukids” Bustleton
Media Fire Company. Hosted by the donation is asked, but no one will be craft stations, 6-foot menorah Build a “Mitzvah Menorah” for
ERIC SCHUCHT | JE STAFF Chabad Lubavitch of Delaware County, turned away. 4 p.m. 801 S. 48th St., lighting, raffles and prizes and more. free at Congregations of Shaare
Kehillah of Delaware County and Philadelphia. Adult $13, child $8, family $30. Shamayim and enjoy latkes, donuts
AS THE WEATHER gets colder jkidphilly of Delaware County. 3 p.m. Hosted by Bensalem Jewish Outreach and refreshments. Entertainment by
and 2019 nears to a close, the 201 West Front St., Media. Montgomery County Center. 6:15 p.m. 2446 Bristol Road, Danny Archer from Smoke and Mirrors
Jewish community is ending the A menorah lighting, children’s Bensalem. Magic Theater. To RSVP, email [email protected]
year in style with some holiday Rittenhouse Square choir, donuts, latkes and crafts at shaareshamayim or call 215-677-1600.
delights. Synagogues, parks and The entire community is invited to Montgomery Mall. This free event Bucks County 6 p.m. 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia.
community centers throughout attend the annual lighting of the is hosted by Lubavitch of The Chanukah by the River will have a
Greater Philadelphia will be host menorah in the Square in celebration Montgomery County. To RSVP, free candle lighting, live performance DEC. 24
to various Chanukah celebra- of Chanukah. Live music, donuts and email [email protected], 4:30 p.m. and sing-a-long with Sharim v’Sharot
tions to get people in the spirit. dreidels will be provided. Hosted by 230 Montgomery Mall, North Wales. Bucks County Jewish choir, sufganiyot Old City
Here’s a rundown of just a few; Friends of Rittenhouse Square and B’nai and more at the Lions Park Gazebo. The Chevra, Grad Network, Repair
see our events calendar for more, Abraham Chabad. To RSVP, call 215-238- New Jersey Hosted by The Bucks County Kehillah. the World, and Tribe 12 will host
or go to 2100. 4:30 p.m. 18th and Walnut streets, Temple Beth Sholom, Kellman Brown To RSVP, email [email protected] a Chanukah festival at FringeArts
Center of Square, Philadelphia. Academy and PJ Library of Southern 7 p.m. 198 Samuel with a concert and night of reveling
DEC. 22 New Jersey will host its second annual Cliff Drive, Bristol. for young professionals and grad
Northeast Philadelphia Chanukah Fireworks Celebration students in their 20s and 30s. It’s $10
Chester County The Jewish Sunday Children’s Program at 5 p.m. The Festival of Lights will Delaware County before and $20 at the door. 9 p.m. to
A free community Chanukah celebration at KleinLife: Northeast Philadelphia feature a Chanukah candle lighting, A free Chanukah celebration at Glen 1 a.m. 140 N. Christopher Columbus
featuring a grand menorah lighting, will host a Chanukah party with a songs, donuts, hot chocolate, crafts Eagle Square with a menorah lighting Blvd., Philadelphia.
Chanukah music, dreidels, hot cider, hot magic show by Chad Juros along with and a fireworks display. Open to the followed by music and traditional
latkes, donuts, dancing, a balloon man a menorah lighting, song singing, community. All are welcome with no Chanukah foods. Hosted by Chabad DEC. 25
and 3D Chanukah glasses. Hosted by dancing and cookies and gifts. $5 RSVP required. The event will be held Aston-Southwest Delco. To RSVP,
the Chabad Lubavitch of Chester County per person. To RSVP, email [email protected] at Kellman Brown Academy. For more email [email protected] Center City
and the Western Mainline and Kehillah or call 215-698-3194. 10:45 information, contact Alex Weinberg or call 484-620-4162. 6:30 p.m. The National Museum of American
of Chester County at the Historic West a.m. 10100 Jamison Ave., Philadelphia. at 856-751-6663 or [email protected] 477 Wilmington West Chester Pike, Jewish History is open on Christmas.
Chester Courthouse. 4 p.m. 10 North org. 5 p.m. 1007 Laurel Oak Road, Glen Mills. There’ll be a live musical performance
High St., West Chester. Cedar Park Voorhees, New Jersey. by Alex and the Kaleidoscope along
The Resist & Rejoice Hanukkah Party, Main Line with story time and crafts. 10 a.m.
Delaware County a celebration of light, will be held at DEC. 23 A free menorah lighting and to 5 p.m. 101 S. Independence Mall E,
A giant menorah lighting, arts and Calvary United Methodist Church. parachute felt drop with donuts Philadelphia. l
crafts, live music, free latkes and There will be latkes, potluck dinner, Bucks County and hot drinks at Suburban Square.
jelly donuts in front of the Delaware craft fair, candle lighting, blessings, This Chanukah extravaganza is open Hosted by Chabad of the Main Line. [email protected];
County Courthouse. Chanukah desserts and klezmer dancing with to Jews from all backgrounds. There 4 p.m. 602 Coulter Ave., Ardmore. 215-832-0751

Christmas Eve 2019: MatzoBall, The Chevra Offer
Distinct Approaches to the Big Night Out

LOCAL this coming Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve? It’s like a whole MatzoBall is clearly geared toward young Jewish singles. Chevra’s One
MATT SILVER | JE STAFF Rudnick started MatzoBall, year of JSwiping crammed into
one night. After years of wasting Crazy Night targets a similar demographic, though with less emphasis on
THIRTY-FOUR YEARS AGO, which has become an institu- time on dating apps, I’m a big
Andrew Rudnick convinced a tion, a Christmas Eve tradition. supporter of putting yourself out matchmaking. Courtesy of Mazel Events, LLC
bar owner to keep his taps open there in person. Who knows?
just a little while longer so that he Eric Hahn, a 32-year-old You just might meet someone
and his chaverim might carouse Philadelphian who attended reg- worth taking to the movies and
more leisurely on Christmas ularly until meeting his fiancée, ordering Chinese with.”
Eve. Rudnick ended up meeting summed up the fundamental
the girl he’d marry that night, ambivalence about the contem- Over 400,000 people have
and, sensing he was onto some- porary MatzoBall thusly: “It’s attended since MatzoBall’s incep-
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party on Christmas Eve for the are expensive and scarce. You are more these days, they still
next 32 years — 33 if you count know too many people there, aren’t plentiful, nor do they
some of whom you don’t partic- seem to be growing at the rate
ularly want to see. But if you’re
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Jersey City volunteer for Chai LifeLine’s the kosher market on Martin including a pipe bomb. movement, which labels the
annual Bike4Chai charity Luther King Drive 1 mile The shooting dragged on Jews “the bastards that funded
Continued from Page 1 fundraiser for chronically ill away, firing their weapons into the slave trade,” according to
children, as well as the orga- the store from the sidewalk for four hours with mini- the Anti-Defamation League.
Chasidic woman who owned nization’s Achim B’Yachad before barricading themselves mal information making its
the store with her husband, division, which caters to the inside and launching into a way out of the grocery. One And according to a report
Moshe David Ferencz; Moshe Chasidic community. high-powered rifle shooting person inside the store when on the shooting in the New
Hersch Deutsch, 24, of the spree that lasted for hours. the attack began escaped York Post, “the group believes
Williamsburg neighborhood of Achim B’Yachad Director through the back entrance. He they are the true descendants
Brooklyn; and Miguel Douglas, Hershey Katz described Jersey City Councilman sustained non-life threatening of the ancient Israelites, are
49, an employee at the store. Deutsch’s loss as devastating. Jermaine Robinson told News 12 injuries and was transported known to vilify white and
Ferencz’s husband had left the that the gunfire was unlike any- to the hospital. Jewish people and are consid-
grocery store just moments “Moshe dedicated his life to thing he had ever heard before, ered a black supremacist group
before the attack began to chesed and to helping others,” the shots “going and going and Police stormed the market by the Southern Poverty Law
attend services at a synagogue said Katz. “He was always help- going without a pause.” at approximately 4:30 p.m., Center.”
next door. ing others and always available where they found the three
to lend a hand at any event or According to Hamodia, victims dead, along with the The group Fulop said that
Also killed at the start of the program.” Borough Park, New York res- bodies of the two shooters. extra police resources would
hours-long incident was Jersey ident Yossie Steinmetz had be dedicated to the Jewish
City Police Det. Joseph Seals, a “Our community has been just left the grocery and gone Approximately 40 children community as a precaution-
39-year-old father of five. terrorized once again by vio- next door to the Kahal Adas were in the cheder when the ary measure and there was
lent anti-Semitism,” ADL CEO Greenville synagogue when shooting occurred. They were no evidence of any additional
The Jewish Federation of Jonathan Greenblatt said in a the shots rang out. Steinmetz, visited by an officer from the threats in the area. New Jersey
Greater Philadelphia released statement. “From Pittsburgh Ferencz’s husband, and two Jersey City Police Department Gov. Phil Murphy ordered flags
a joint statement with the ADL to Poway, and now to Jersey others were trapped in the after the ordeal ended, who across the state to be flown
about the shooting. “While City, the disease that is anti- told them through a Yiddish at half-mast for a full week
there is no known immi- beginning on Friday, Dec. 13,
nent threat to the Greater Moshe (Deutsch) dedicated his life to chesed and helping others. in “recognition and mourning
Philadelphia Jewish commu- He was always available to lend a hand at any event or program.” of the passing of the victims in
nity at this time,” the statement Jersey City.”
reads, “the Jewish Federation HERSHEY KATZ, ACHIM B’YACHAD DIRECTOR
director of security and the A fund set up by a group
Anti-Defamation League are Semitism has clearly spread to synagogue, the four men say- translator, “You guys were of Orthodox Jewish leaders
continually monitoring the sit- epidemic proportions. But we ing prayers as the gunfire very brave and acted correctly from the Flatbush section of
uation and remain in contact will not be defeated, we will continued. today. I wish you guys a happy Brooklyn, New York, to benefit
with local law enforcement. If not stand down, we will not be holiday. You guys are all safe, the family of Seals, raised more
you become aware of any sus- intimidated.” “To me, it seemed like a and you are good to go home than $48,000 in less than 24
picious activity, please contact scene out of Afghanistan, with with your parents when your hours. Originally, organizers
law enforcement immediately.” According to NBC News, shots flying back and forth,” parents come here.” were hoping to raise $25,000
the bloodbath began shortly said Steinmetz. from members of the Jewish
Across the state, Meryl after noon on Dec. 10, when The investigation is being community to show their
Ainsman, chair of the board Seals pulled over a U-Haul More than two-dozen area handled by the New Jersey appreciation to the officer who
of the Jewish Federation of truck bearing stolen license schools were placed on lock- Attorney General’s Office gave his life to save others.
Greater Pittsburgh, said, plates linked to a murder in down, including a cheder, a and the Hudson County
“Unfortunately, we are all too nearby Bayonne, New Jersey, Chasidic boy’s school, upstairs Prosecutor’s Office. “The fear Jews now feel
familiar in Pittsburgh with the that took place last week- from the synagogue. didn’t begin with this terri-
havoc that such vicious attacks end. Seals, a 15-year-veteran While officials were reluc- ble incident. The anti-Semitic
wreak on a community. We of the Jersey City Police Heavily armed members of tant to release details of the attacks against our commu-
are eternally grateful to law Department, was fatally shot as law enforcement stormed the ongoing investigation, Jersey nity have been escalating for
enforcement officers who, at he approached the van near the area as the shooting contin- City Mayor Steven Fulop took a while now, and we have
the cost of their own lives, Bayview Cemetery on Garfield ued. The NYPD, the FBI, the to Twitter on Tuesday night, been sounding the alarm,”
ran toward danger to protect Avenue. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco contradicting earlier reports explained Chaskel Bennett,
Jewish people. May the victims’ and Firearms, and the Port that the incident was not co-founder of the civic and
memories forever be a blessing, The two suspects were Authority Police were among believed to be a hate crime by political group Flatbush
and may those wounded heal identified on Wednesday as the numerous agencies that saying the kosher store had Jewish Community Coalition,
quickly and completely.” David Anderson and Francine joined local police in their been intentionally targeted. which organized the fund.
Graham. They were killed efforts to bring the situation However, “the response by
Ferencz, a mother of three inside the kosher market. under control. Since then, additional infor- people to donate more than
young children, was originally According to reports, after kill- mation has revealed that one $48,000 in 18 hours speaks
from the Williamsburg neigh- ing Seals, the couple drove to According to law-enforce- of the two suspects was linked to the overwhelming desire
borhood of Brooklyn. She and ment officials, the suspects had to the Black Hebrew Israelite for people to be part of some-
her husband were among the a large supply of ammunition, thing positive in the midst of
first Chasidic families to move such pain.
to Jersey City.
“From the depths of our
Deutsch was remembered sorrow, the very best of our
by those who knew him as an people shines through.” l
exceptional person. He was a



Geneology notoriety first began to spread “As you can see I got
with “Roots and Branches,” out of the gulag and am
Continued from Page 1 her syndicated column that here today,” she said
appeared from 1987 to 1996 in jokingly.
the Secaucus, New Jersey, res- Jewish publications through- Weiner’s appearance
ident has been called “the out the country. marked Blum’s last event
Indiana Jones of pre-war Polish as the society’s head.
Jewry” by The Forward and In 1989, the Polish National Taking over for Blum is
“the genealogist who lifted the Tourist Office invited her Felicia Mode Alexander
archival iron curtain” by the to visit the Polish archives as of Langhorne, a retired
Jewish Week in New York. preparation for arranging gene- history teacher and
alogy tours to the country. Prior trained Holocaust edu-
This week, she spoke at to Weiner’s visit, it was believed cator, who will serve as
Main Line Reform Temple much of the Jewish records had the organization’s first
for the annual Steve Schecter been destroyed during World female president.
Memorial Lecture to members War II. But she discovered This year also marks
of the Jewish Genealogical and much of it survived; it was just the 40th anniversary Fred Blum and Miriam Weiner pictured at the Steve Schecter Memorial Lecture
Archival Society of Greater uncatalogued and inaccessi- of the founding of the
Philadelphia. (The organiza- ble. So she got to work and at Main Line Reform Temple on Dec. 15 Photo by Eric Schucht
tion was previously known created a town-by-town direc-
as the Jewish Genealogical tory of surviving Jewish and organization. Founding
Society of Greater Philadelphia civil records throughout Poland, President Harry Boonin can He wanted to join a Jewish And of course DNA testing has
until finalizing a merger in Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania remember when the society genealogy group, but as there caused another explosion.”
July with the The Philadelphia and Moldavia. This information had just seven members. Now, were none in the area, so he For those interested in pur-
Jewish Archives Center.) The was published in two books, events like Weiner’s lecture started one of his own in 1979. suing genealogy, Weiner’s advice
lecture was open to the public. “Jewish Roots in Poland” (1997) draw crowds of nearly 200 A formal anniversary celebra- is to interview the oldest mem-
and “Jewish Roots in Ukraine people. Boonin’s passion for tion will be held on May 3, bers of their families, preferably
“All of our (events) are for and Moldova” (1999). genealogy was sparked in 1977 2020, at the National Museum on video. She also encouraged
education,” said Blum, who has after reading “Finding Our of American Jewish History. people to find unlabeled old
served as the organization’s pres- Weiner has made a lot of the Fathers: A Guidebook to Jewish Weiner is a lifetime member pictures and have relatives
ident since 2007. “We want to resources she’s compiled avail- Genealogy” by Philadelphia of the organization and first identify the people pictured.
educate the Jewish community able at In her editor Dan Rottenberg. He spoke at one of its meetings in “Once the source has gone,
on how to do research, on how lecture she gave a tutorial on borrowed the book from his 1986. Now, the field is bigger that person has died, that infor-
to find families, to go deeper into how to use the site along with mother, who got it as a birthday than ever. mation is lost,” Weiner said.
their family history.” retelling some quirky mishaps present. That night, he stayed “It’s connecting the young “So to me, the most import-
that happened during her gene- up until 3 a.m. reading it. people,” Weiner said. “It’s giving ant thing is preserving pictures
Weiner grew up in Des alogical adventures. One of the “I never had any interest them a sense of their own Jewish and oral histories.” l
Moines, Iowa. She became the stories she shared was when she in genealogy, and it all came identity and their heritage. It
first Jewish genealogist in 1985 was invited to a meeting with about because of this one makes them want to travel to [email protected];
to be certified by the Board for the KGB and she declined. book,” Boonin said. these places and now it’s possible. 215-832-0751
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Protecting Jewish Students on Campus

THE EXECUTIVE ORDER by those who oppose Israel’s that by equating criticism of to criticize Israel — can attest. anti-discrimination law.”
that President Donald J. Trump treatment of Palestinians, or oth- Israel with anti-Semitism, the Kushner is aware of the crit- All students need to feel
signed at the White House erwise oppose Israel’s existence. order could have a chilling effect
Chanukah party last week is on free speech and improperly icism and is unapologetic: “It safe on campus. The executive
designed to protect students Presidential adviser and son- restrict what should be the First has become fashionable among order is designed to codify that
from an increasing number of in-law Jared Kushner is credited Amendment-protected activi- Jew haters to characterize any protection. It also reminds uni-
disturbing acts of anti-Semi- with pushing through the plan, ties of campus critics of Israel. discriminatory behavior — no versities that anti-Jewish graffiti
tism on campus by withholding which extends to Jews Title VI of matter how loathsome — not on campus or the leafletting of
federal funds from colleges and the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s pro- Such criticism is unfounded. as criticism of Jews, but of dorm rooms of Jewish students
universities that do not pre- hibitions of discrimination on the The executive order does not pro- Israel. This is a lie, especially with “eviction” notices —
vent or investigate harassment basis of race, color and national hibit students from expressing on college campuses, where dis- ostensibly because that’s what
or threats against their Jewish origin and largely reiterates 2010 their disagreement with Israeli crimination, harassment and Israel is doing to Palestinians —
students. The executive order is guidance provided by the Obama governmental policies and the intimidation of Jewish students are every bit as offensive as any
a well-intentioned move, and a administration on the same sub- like. Rather, it addresses those has become commonplace and number of racist acts perpe-
potentially important protec- ject. In an op-ed published by incidences when otherwise is routinely, but wrongly, justi- trated against students of color,
tion for Jewish students who the New York Times, Kushner legitimate criticism joins with vic- fied.” And rather than impose and will not be tolerated.
have been victimized by fellow explained that the order “makes timization of Jewish students on limitations on speech, he argues,
students, college professors or clear what our administration has campus merely because of their the order “merely says that to Although Jews may not fit
administrators simply because stated publicly on the record: Anti- affiliation with the Zionist cause. the extent that Jews are discrim- easily into one of the “race, color
they are Jewish, or because they Zionism is anti-Semitism.” The protection is both needed and inated against for ethnic, racial or national origin” categories, we
are targeted for harassment welcome, as many Jewish students or national characteristics, they support the effort to protect all
Critics argue that the execu- — even students who are willing are entitled to protection by the students from discrimination,
tive order goes too far, asserting harassment and victimization. l

Talking to Children in the Aftermath of the Jersey City Shooting

BY RABBI DOVID FOX of this truly horrific event. maturity. Respond to their different thoughts, feelings and support and nurture them and
In my line of work with questions, correct misinforma- attitudes as the days pass. Be an console their fears and sadness.
ANOTHER JEWISH commu- tion and provide reassurance open door for each child to speak Stay focused on the present.
nity has sustained a bloody attack Project Chai, the crisis interven- about their safety. with you and check in with them
that left Jews everywhere reel- tion, trauma and bereavement regularly. Do not assume that Give children space to
ing. Last week, a small enclave of department of Chai Lifeline, I Younger children need to a child’s silence means that process.
Chasidic Jews in Jersey City, New have sadly encountered these know that they are safe and it they are not struggling. Do not
Jersey, had their worlds shaken situations all too frequently. is safe for them to voice their “pathologize” and assume that a Allow children to have their
and disrupted during a fright- From Pittsburgh to Poway to feelings. child’s reactions are indicative of own reactions, but aim to help
ening siege. Schools were on Jersey City, senseless anti-Sem- deeper problems. them regulate their thoughts
lockdown, four people were mur- itism knows no bounds. Children need to ask their and behaviors. Offer them the
dered and people from around questions and be given short Your job is not to act as opportunity to discuss their
the Jewish world suddenly were In the wake of this devas- answers that satisfy and are judge and jury. confusion with a trusted author-
on high alert yet again. tation in our community, we sensible. Listen attentively ity or mentor. You are there to
— as parents, grandparents, when they share their views. Your responsibility is to guide them, to educate them, to
Whether overheard in adult guardians, educators and com- Validate their concerns. educate and support the child encourage and inspire them.
conversations, picked up on munity leaders — must address in your life, not to editorialize
radio or TV news broadcasts, the emotional and psycholog- Ensure that the child is about the crime. Assert to the Remember that the ways
or through word-of-mouth in ical impact such incidents can maintaining a regular routine. pondering child that murder is in which children are “walked
the schoolyard, many of our have on our children. wrong — focusing less on the through” a crisis or trauma will
children are undoubtedly aware Eating, sleeping, attend- perpetrators of the crime and shape the ways in which they
The following are some gen- ing school and other more on the concept of right respond to subsequent life chal-
eral guidelines for those of us responsibilities are important and wrong. Refrain from offer- lenges. Your words, your demeanor,
asking “What do we tell our for growing minds (and for ing your opinions about the your honesty, your sincerity and
children now?” all of us). Structure is heal- perpetrators, which only serve your respectfulness can teach them
ing. Normalcy is soothing. Be to distract from the larger issues resiliency and can equip them
Talk with them. patient and gentle, but help that may need your attention. with tools and skills for coping
Do not assume children them return to regular func- and handling the stresses they will
will speak up if they need to; tioning as soon as possible. Steer clear of misleading, encounter later in life. l
be proactive. Ask them if they moralizing, disciplinary or
have heard about the event. Offer encouragement. judgmentally toned messages. Rabbi Dovid Fox, Ph.D., is the director of
Encourage them to dialogue A person’s initial reactions interventions and community education
with you about what they know, will change with time, and it Now is not the moment to at Project Chai, the crisis intervention,
and what they do not know, at is helpful to point out to chil- inspire or scold a child for their trauma and bereavement department
a level, pace and degree that dren that what they are now reactions, feelings or thoughts of Chai Lifeline.
is appropriate to their age and experiencing is a normal stage, in any way. Now is the time to
and that they likely will have



In the Face of Rising Anti-Semitism, KVETCH ’N’ KVELL

Jews Must Stand Together Inclusion of Sweater Not in Good Taste
BY JEREMY BANNETT ADL’s Audit of Anti-Semitic our society as a whole. Seeking article in the Dec. 12 edition of the Jewish Exponent (“Chanukah
Incidents. The FBI concurs, common ground in these Sweaters for the Entire Family”) to create a level of disgust and
NEXT WEEK, JEWS across recently revealing that 2018 divided times is far harder than outrage motivating me to write this letter. On page 26, there is
the world will celebrate was the deadliest year for hate retreating behind our partisan a picture of a toddler wearing one of these sweaters that says,
one of the most improbable crimes on record, with 60% battlements. The fact remains, “Happy Hanukkah Ya Filthy Schmuck.”
triumphs against anti-Semitism of all religiously motivated however, that if we want to make
in our history. The miraculous hate crimes targeting Jews. headway against anti-Semitism, The outrage does not extend to the Exponent’s freedom
victory of the Maccabees Closer to home, New Jersey we must put aside our political to print such a picture. It goes to the Exponent’s concept of
illustrates that, when Jews stand experienced the third-high- differences and find common appropriateness and good taste.
together, there is no threat too est number of anti-Semitic cause with other Jews.
great for us to overcome. incidents in the nation, and My disgust is on so many other levels. That extends to the
Pennsylvania endured the We must also be clear-eyed manufacturer and/or distributor who would put this on a
In stark contrast to that most lethal anti-Semitic attack that the most effective way to child in the first instance; to the author who dismisses this as
uplifting tale stands Tisha in American history — the combat anti-Semitism is from something “sassy”; to the editor who thinks it’s OK because the
B’Av, when we remember one Tree of Life building shooting the inside. While it is easy to word “schmuck,” a Yiddish word that is a vulgar pejorative for
of the lowest points in our in Pittsburgh. point fingers across the aisle penis, is used as one would use the word “jerk” in calling out
history — the destruction of and engage in “whataboutism,” another person.
the Temple. It is said that this The blame for surging that sort of external criticism
tragedy was the result of sinat anti-Semitism does not lie at has limited impact. Instead, no No, it’s not OK. And to use a 2-year-old to get that point
chinam, baseless hatred, which the feet of any single person matter how uncomfortable it across is disgusting. But I repeat myself.
fractured the Jewish people so or party. Elected officials on may be, we must be coura-
gravely that we became vulner- both sides of the aisle have geous and uncompromising in I’m not being prudish in indicating that there are limits of
able to those who wanted to do trafficked in anti-Semitic lan- condemning anti-Semitism good taste, especially in a journal targeting this Jewish com-
us harm. guage and stereotypes, while within our own camps. munity. I am also pointing out that you crossed a line and
cynically accusing their oppo- apparently forgot to exercise good judgment.
Today, the Jewish commu- nents of hating Jews. This That is no simple task. Those
nity once again faces the threat trend has trickled down to the who stand up against bigotry Kenneth Shear | Abington
of rising anti-Semitism. We local level, where individuals run the risk of being labeled
must make a critical choice: and groups feel emboldened biased, disloyal or worse. Even Appalled by Sweaters
We can put our differences to wield the implements and ADL, which remains proudly I guess in this current environment of crudeness, someone
aside and stand together, or we ideas of anti-Semitism. Jews nonpartisan even in these divi- thought sweatshirts with totally inappropriate sayings on them
can succumb to infighting and are being attacked, harassed sive times, is often accused of were OK for kids and teens. Do you really want your baby
division. If we strive for unity being an agent of the far-left or wearing a shirt that says “ya filthy schmuck” or “I’m here for the
like the Maccabees, we will gelt” or a drug-related “I’m lit”?
prevail. If we fall prey to sinat The time has come for the Jewish community to
chinam, we risk becoming vic- join together against anti-Semitism, no matter I don’t think they are funny and I was totally appalled by
tims to those who wish us ill. where it arises or what form it takes. them. Really?

Make no mistake: Anti- and marginalized in places the far-right, depending on the Judy Filipkowski | Wilmington, Delaware
Semitism is on the march. that they once considered safe perspective of the accuser. But
According to the ADL Global — college campuses, public only if Jews remain united and Merchandise Is Offensive
100 Index, roughly one out sidewalks, elementary schools, true to our convictions can we Regarding the article (about Chanukah sweaters), I am express-
of every four people on the workplaces, even synagogues. move the needle in the fight ing my complete disappointment with the editorial decision to
planet harbors significant against anti-Jewish hate. print it. In the current climate of misinterpretation of news-
anti-Semitic views. The United The time has come for the paper articles concerning any topic dealing with religion, race
States experienced historic lev- Jewish community to join The word “Chanukah” or sexual orientation, I was surprised to see your paper print
els of anti-Semitism over the together against anti-Semi- means “to dedicate.” This year, such an outlandish and offensive story. It was not so much
past two years, according to tism, no matter where it arises as we celebrate the Festival of the idea of shopping for seasonal sweaters as it was to have a
or what form it takes. This is Lights, let us dedicate ourselves Jewish publication offer vulgar and offensive merchandise. If
the only way to stop the spread to emulating the Maccabees the clothing advertised appeared elsewhere it would be deemed
of anti-Jewish animus. by coming together to fight anti-Semitic. l
anti-Semitism. l
We cannot have illusions Nina Bonderow | Cheltenham
that this will be an easy task. Jeremy Bannett is the senior
Jews, like all Americans, are associate regional director of ADL STATEMENT FROM THE PUBLISHER
subject to the same forces that Philadelphia.
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The original recipe called
FOOD cauliflower, but it also would Pan-seared fish with chili-walnut sauce Photo by Keri White
KERI WHITE | JE FOOD COLUMNIST be great with rice, pasta, for mustard seeds (which I did
potatoes or bread to soak up not have), and fennel (which
IF YOU READ my Phila- the delectable sauce. I do not like), so I tweaked it
catessan blog, you know that slightly for my personal prefer-
I have just embarked on a fas- PAN-SEARED FISH WITH ences, substituting turmeric in
cination with celebrity chef CHILI-WALNUT SAUCE the spice mixture and prepared
Christopher Kimball’s latest Serves 4 mustard for the sauce.
cookbook “The New Rules.”
Kimball’s version of this The origins of this sauce
The other night, I cooked dish calls for salmon. I used hail from Georgia (the country,
a delicious dinner using some halibut on the recommenda- not the state). Given the results,
of his recipes and techniques. tion of my fishmonger, who I shall continue to explore their
When my husband took a bite said it was top quality and culinary traditions.
and said, “This could be a super fresh that day.
$40 dish at a fancy restau- For the fish:
rant,” I knew I was on to Should you opt for
something. The beauty of this salmon, see the note follow- 4 filets halibut (or your
meal was that the preparation ing the recipe as the cooking preferred fish)
was pretty simple and quick; method is slightly different.
start to finish it took about My filets were relatively thin, 1 teaspoon kosher salt
40 minutes. Not bad for a about 1 inch, but if you have ½ teaspoon turmeric
Tuesday night. thicker cuts, cook the fish for ½ teaspoon ground
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Local Drummer ‘Stateside Mouthpiece’ for
New Buddy Rich Bio



BRUCE KLAUBER IS a Bruce Klauber drumming at World Cafe Live for a big band tribute to A 16-year-old Klauber with legendary Philadelphia saxophonist Charlie
hustler. In the good way, the Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa
way little league coaches value. Ventura at Saxony East on 12th and Walnut Courtesy of Bruce Klauber

A drummer by training and But when Klauber gave it something, and I’ve never been press conference at Birdland,” other capacities. Mel Tormé
by DNA, like his hero, Buddy a first read-through over two prouder of something,” Klauber Klauber exclaimed. wrote the foreword for his first
Rich, Klauber is up-tempo, a years ago, he knew it needed said. “Because there have been It also documents Rich’s book on Krupa and narrated
“high-motor guy” in sports- some work. books about Buddy Rich” — struggles when his first act as a the aforementioned Rich doc-
caster parlance. He’d better be. most notably Mel Tormé’s child star on the vaudeville circuit umentary that Klauber wrote
“(Berglund) finally finished “Traps — the Drum Wonder,” flamed out and it examines the and co-produced. Klauber
At 67, the Overbrook Park the thing; it took eight years,” which Klauber called “a good nuanced truths behind his tem- even struck an unlikely friend-
native, who now lives in Center Klauber said. “He asked me to book, but like everything Mel per, which, courtesy of films like ship with Frank Sinatra. Rich
City, juggles enough regu- look at it, and I said, ‘Pelle, the ever did, it was as much about “Whiplash” — which Klauber and Sinatra used to room
lar music gigs around town to book is beautiful, it’s passionate. Mel as it was about Buddy.” served as an advisor for — has together on the road, as two
make career Philly musicians Your research is fabulous, but it “But,” Klauber continued, taken on a mythology of its own. twenty-somethings playing in
green. Like Alexander Hamilton, needs some work; it needs some “there needed to be something “People always want to Tommy Dorsey’s big band.
he writes like he’s running out editing.’ Meanwhile, I brought that tried to tell about the man talk about the temper thing,”
of time — two books on Gene it to my colleague Rob Wallis at behind the music and his quest Klauber said wearily. “This is “I’ve been associated with the
Krupa, documentaries on both Hudson Music (the book’s pub- Sinatra family, informally, since
Krupa and Rich and jazz jour- lisher) and I said, ‘Rob, I think People always want to talk about the the mid-’80s,” said Klauber. “In
nalism for publications like we’ve got something here, but temper thing.” fact, Mr. Sinatra was instru-
Downbeat and JazzTimes, among it’s going to need work.’” mental in getting me a piece of
many others. And he’s a tire- BRUCE KLAUBER Buddy Rich film for one of our
less and uninhibited promoter There began a two year pro- Buddy Rich pictures.”
of both his own work and that of cess of, first, negotiating with for perfection … in jazz, which a man who played with Louie
others, as long as it “swings hard” Berglund to acquire the rights is, inevitably, an imperfect art.” Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Still, it all starts, and maybe
or does his musical heroes — to the book, which Klauber Thelonious Monk, Dizzy ends, with Buddy Rich for Klauber,
Krupa, Sinatra, Rich — justice. helped facilitate by pledging to Klauber thinks Berglund’s Gilllespie, and then he finds who recalls being an instantly
keep his opinions intact. biography is the best to date himself (later in his career) on mesmerized 8-year-old the first
Enter Klauber’s latest precisely because it captures the road with 17-year-old kids, time his father brought him to see
role, as “co-editor plus state- That took a year. Tack on the imperfections inherent in children who are screwing up Rich play with the Harry James
side mouthpiece” of what he another year of editing — the perfectionist’s personality. all over the place. So, sure, band at, “of all places,” the St.
believes is the most compre- Klauber co-edited along with man, you’re gonna blow up!” Joseph’s Fieldhouse.
hensive biography on Buddy an editor from the publishing The book, like any arrest-
Rich yet: “Buddy Rich: One of house — and all together you’re ing biography, reveals things Over nearly 50 years as a “It was like seeing Superman.
a Kind — The Making of the looking at a decade-long project. about the multitalented Rich jazz musician and journalist, What he could do on the drums
World’s Greatest Drummer,” by that most don’t know — for Klauber’s played with some could not be done. We wanted to
Swedish author Pelle Berglund. The book was released instance, when he completely stars (like legendary Philly be like him; we wanted to look like
domestically on Sept. 30, Buddy gave up playing drums in the sax man Charlie Ventura) and him; we wanted to play like him.
Berglund spent eight years Rich’s birthday, and is now late ’50s to become a singer. worked with several more in Most of the guys grew out of it,”
painstakingly researching the out worldwide, distributed by “He burned his drumsticks at a Klauber said. “A couple didn’t.” l
book about Rich, the enormously the Hal Leonard Corporation,
influential Brooklyn-born another arrangement Klauber [email protected];
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as infamous for his short fuse
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as he was famous for extended
solos that proved a drummer
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Sheba Mason: Like Father, Like Daughter —
Only More Complicated



SHEBA MASON IS a comedian Sheba Mason performing a stand-up set at the legendary Caroline’s in
with a famous father from New York City.
whom she’s been estranged
nearly all her life, but that “As a baby I looked like him. I still look like him — that’s why I dye my
hasn’t stopped her from follow- hair blonde,” said Sheba Mason, referring to the family resemblance.
ing in his shuffling footsteps.
She’ll be in town, headlining at Courtesy of Sheba Mason
Punch Line Philly (right next
to the Fillmore music venue in from her nearly decade-long for unpaid child support court ordered to pay the child personally, one thing that’s certain
Fishtown), on the evening of relationship with the Tony- (which he did, ultimately, pay support and he did, and, you is the daughter’s admiration of
Dec. 26th, with a full set of her winner and turned it into a in full); on the other, there’s a know, I’m his daughter, it’s my her father’s talent and an unde-
own, original stand-up comedy. musical comedy, which her father who was one of the most heritage. So I feel absolutely niable attraction the comedic
daughter would reprise years beloved Jewish comics of his comfortable using his name.” milieu where he forged his craft.
One of Sheba’s go-to lines later as “Both Sides of a Famous era, whose name still carries
is: “Jackie Mason is a great Love Affair: The Jackie Mason cache (even though it might be “I mean, why not?” she con- “When you think he had seven
comedian, but I wish I was the Musical,” a show that brought argued that a pronounced and tinued. “If I play a synagogue, I or eight one-man Broadway
child of a better looking come- Sheba Mason a successful public lurch to the right polit- say, ‘They couldn’t afford Jackie shows and each of them is almost
dian — like Woody Allen … or three-year off-Broadway run ically has diluted that cache Mason, so they hired me.’” two hours of material, it’s incred-
Rosie O’Donnell.” and jump-started her burgeon- somewhat, in recent years) and ible,” said Sheba, who found a
ing stand-up career. As with her father, self- love for stand-up after moving to
It’s a joke that’s funny on a deprecation isn’t shtick for New York to be an actress.
couple different levels. In that play (which will not
be the focus of her upcoming I just fell in love with the whole scene of “I said to myself, ‘Why am
For years, the elder Mason Philadelphia appearance — she’ll comedy.” I working so hard trying to get
refused to acknowledge publicly be performing her stand-up act cast as an actress when I can
that he was Sheba’s father. Once there — but is just coming off SHEBA MASON be onstage every night on my
a court-ordered paternity test an eight-show tour of South own?’” she recalled. “I just fell
determined it more than 99% Florida’s Condo Circuit), Sheba a daughter who is unabashed Sheba Mason, it’s instinct. Born in love with the whole scene of
certain that the Borscht Belt plays Reiter, and it’s about as about using that name for all in Miami and raised in Boca comedy, comedians and their
icon was the father, his attempts shtick-filled an affair as any Jackie it’s worth to aid her own come- Raton, far from the Broadway attitudes about everything. And
to avoid paying child support Mason fan might expect. The dic aspirations. stages where the elder Mason I loved being alone onstage and
were scuttled. But the stance songs have names like “Ode to the One might think that a would orchestrate a storybook not having to rely on anyone
was always untenable for the Early Bird Special” and “I Never tricky emotional dilemma to career turnaround, Sheba Mason else — it was my writing and
simple fact that Sheba resem- Met This Yenta.” navigate. somehow managed to inherit a my personality.”
bles her famous father quite a “Actually, it’s not really lot of her father’s comedic tics.
bit, not least in the physical But the underlying story of tricky. I’m his daughter, you “His syntax and stuff is so As for her mother, who
mannerisms and halting deliv- Sheba Mason’s relationship to know? As a baby I looked funny. I don’t know if it’s a started the onstage tradition
ery that aid her comedy. And her father and to comedy is like him. I still look like him Jewish thing, but people have of talking about Jackie Mason,
therein lies at least part of that anything but by-the-numbers. — that’s why I dye my hair told me that I kind of have a Reiter went on to marry a South
joke’s beauty. blonde,” said Sheba, who little bit of that,” she said. Florida cantor.
On one hand, there’s a recently turned 34, laughing. For all that’s happened
The other part of that joke’s father who disavowed her, at “He took a blood test, he was between father and daughter Sheba joked, “She likes Jews,
beauty is that Jackie Mason has least publicly, for much of her what can I tell you?” l
never been mistaken for the life and, at one point, com-
world’s sexiest man. And yet, pelled her mother to sue him [email protected];
women were just as drawn to 215-832-0737
him as he was to them. Sheba’s
mother, Ginger Reiter, recounted
to the Chicago Tribune in 2017
that during their relationship,
Mason would leave suits and ties
in her closet, but unbeknownst
to her, there were women all over
Miami Beach who had Mason’s
suits and ties in their closets.

Instead of getting mad,
Reiter distilled the material


Torah Portion

23andme Meets #MeToo CANDLE LIGHTING

Dec. 20 4:20 p.m.
Dec. 27 4:24 p.m.
investigating our ancestry. embarrassing pedigree could not realize his obligations:
BY RABBI GILA RUSKIN The saliva DNA tests lead to have been the intended lesson of either to give Tamar to his son, Judah could very easily have as we search for our yichus from Judah. To truly Shelah to produce an heir or had her burned, and denied
Parshat Vayeshev connections. Fascinating to be understand the intent of Judah’s to find for himself a new wife his involvement. Instead he
LIVING IN THE 23andme era, sure, but I find myself curious to elevation to the ancestor of the to procreate so that the family publicly proclaims that Tamar
when a little bit of saliva can know the deeper links between Messiah, we delve further into would continue. was justified, that she was the
reveal the secrets of our DNA the generations that have rever- the Torah portion, into Chapter But what does he do instead? righteous one who sought to
connections to our biological berated down the centuries, 38 of Genesis. Here the contem- When the official period of continue the family legacy,
ancestors, it’s difficult to imagine in the manner of the Bible. porary 23andme investigation mourning is over, he heads off while he was focused only on
the power of yichus (pedigree). may inform me into genetic destiny meets the with his buddy to the sheep- his own pleasure.
Yichus gave you bragging rights: about my most recent relatives, modern #MeToo controversy. shearing festival at Timna. Not to In the #MeToo era, we long
“I am descended from the great but that only whets my appe- look for a new spouse, but to party. to hear the accused predators
Albert Einstein, or Gluekel of tite to know more. Judah engages in some Tamar, recognizing that the admit what Judah proclaimed.
Hameln.” Or it also could bring pretty reprehensible activities future of this family is in her “I was wrong. I took advantage
terrible shame, if one’s family So, encountering Parshat in Chapter 38. True, he does hands, disguises herself as a of my position of power. I am
tree included gonifs and other Vayeshev, I, as a descendant his fatherly duty by marrying prostitute, and waits for Judah sorry. I will do what I can to
disreputables. Whether we like it of Judah, son of Jacob, wish to his oldest son, Er, to a local at the crossroads. When he make things right. She is justi-
or not, human society has always understand: What was it about Canaanite girl named Tamar. engages her services, prom- fied in her claims.”
judged us on the basis of whose Judah that merited our being When Er dies before they ising to send payment, she asks From the ancient patriarchs
loins we are the fruit of. named Jews? And if we read conceive a child, Judah instructs for collateral. He offers his seal to the modern 23andme and
the story backwards, what was his middle son, Onan, to fulfill and his staff. #MeToo, it is honesty, humility,
The Bible takes this matter it about Judah that merited that his obligation to provide an heir Tamar conceives and Judah repentance and integrity that
very seriously, replete with King David and ultimately the for his older brother by marrying is informed that his daugh- define greatness. I am proud to
protracted lists of “begats.” Not Messiah would be descended Tamar. When Onan refuses to ter-in-law is pregnant. Judah claim Judah as my genetic and
throwaway passages, these gene- from him? God must have been cohabit with Tamar, his life is sends for her, in a rage that spiritual ancestor. l
alogies actually reveal the divine rewarding some exceptional also ended. At that point, Judah she has brought shame upon
connections between genera- behavior on Judah’s part. But in refuses to instruct his youngest his house. And it is then that Rabbi Gila Ruskin recently retired
tions. God’s stated intent is to chapter 37 of this week’s portion, son, Shelah, to fulfill his obli- we discover the reason for our from Temple Adas Shalom in Havre
reward or punish for observing Vayeshev, the Torah demon- gation. Instead, Judah banishes yichus with Judah.
or defying God’s command- strates clearly that Judah did not Tamar to her father’s home. de Grace, Maryland. She and her
ments. According to the system start out as such a great guy. It There, Tamar languishes, living a
of l’dor v’dor, the behavior of the was he who suggested to his life without promise of a future. He reveals that he is a man husband live in West Philadelphia.
ancestors significantly impacts brothers that selling Joseph as a of courage and integrity. When
the destiny of the descendants. slave to the caravan of Ishmaelites After some time, Judah’s Tamar shows Judah his staff
could turn a nice profit. wife, Shua, passes away. One and seal, claiming that the man
We seek to understand would think that this chieftain, who gave her those objects was
ourselves by examining and Certainly, this rather son of Jacob, would quickly the one who begat this child,

Big Night no longer apply, MatzoBall, by have — but you’re certainly social and educational program- Jewish environment.”
its own stated strategy, is no going to be exposed to people ming,” said Aryeh Shalom, one If you go:
Continued from Page 12 longer that way. like you. That’s the audience we of The Chevra’s co-founders and Price of entry to One Crazy
are targeting. We target young its creative arts/social director.
of MatzoBall, which, this year, “The MatzoBall stands out millennial Jews who are affluent. Night is $10 if you’re prepaid
will have outposts in Philadelphia; from other Jewish events because And I’m not trying to come off Both events hope to appeal or $20 at the door; MatzoBall’s
New York; Boston; Los Angeles; we have that image of exclusivity,” as insulting, but the tickets aren’t to young Jewish singles, though price to enter is $33.
Miami; Delray Beach, Florida; said Jordyn Cohen, the national cheap and the reason is because MatzoBall is making more of an
Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and event manager for Mazel Events. it’s an exclusive event, so, in turn, effort to promote itself as a place MatzoBall’s corporate part-
Washington, D.C. “We’re at the hottest nightclubs that creates an environment of to make a match. The Chevra ner is JSwipe; The Chevra has
and bars in the U.S. ... And what’s like-minded individuals.” knows that element is part of its partnered with three non-
What MatzoBall has evolved appealing is not only the loca- event’s appeal, too, but it’s not profit sponsors: Hillel’s Jewish
into over the past handful of tion of the event, but the type of For an event that’s less touting it as conspicuously. Graduate Student Network,
years is not necessarily rep- people; the quality of the people exclusive, there’s The Chevra’s Tribe 12 and Repair the World.
resentative of what it’s always you’re going to meet is much 15th annual Chanukah party, “For us, it’s about building a
been. It began as an event held in higher than you walking into any One Crazy Night, also on vibrant community ... and that MatzoBall has a charity tie-in
more casual pubs and bars. This old run-of-the-mill Jewish event Christmas Eve. happens with more of a holistic with the Gift of Life Marrow
year, Philadelphia MatzoBall is held by a Jewish organization. approach,” said Leon Vinokur, Registry, where partygoers will be
being held at Voyeur Nightclub Held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The Chevra’s chief financial officer able to join the marrow registry
in the Gayborhood. “We are not that. ... That’s Fringe Arts on Columbus Blvd., and vice president. “The singles with a cheek swap; The Chevra
why it’s an event that everybody One Crazy Night will feature aspect of it, which we’ve certainly is encouraging attendees to bring
If the event was ever egal- looks forward to ... because it’s three live bands composed of been successful with, just hap- gently used winter coats in adult
itarian, something akin to a trendy, it’s sleek and you’re going Jewish musicians. pens naturally and organically. sizes, which will be donated to
high school reunion where ide- to meet someone hopefully good It’s not forced. And so people Broad Street Ministry. l
ally enough time has passed so there. I’m not sure if you’re going “The Chevra feels that it’s come, have a good time and meet
that the values of the cafeteria to meet your husband — people important to promote Jewish each other in a fun, sophisticated [email protected];
arts and culture along with its 215-832-0737



The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
mobilizes financial and volunteer resources to
address the communities’ most critical priorities
locally, in Israel and around the world.

Birthright Alumni
Enjoy Inaugural Party

ON SATURDAY, DEC. 14, over 100 people descended on The Foundry at The
Filmore for a fun-filled night of food, friends, dancing and drinks. The inaugu-
ral Latke Vodka party brought Birthright Israel alumni from across the Greater
Philadelphia region to gather together and celebrate the upcoming holidays.
Interested in learning more about how you can get involved? Contact Max Moline,
the director of NextGen, at [email protected] or 215-832-0803.

NextGenners pose at Latke Vodka event. From left:
Michael Schreibstein, Allison Feld, Kenny Ginsburg and Josh Rosen

Aryeh Younger and Jen Sykes enjoy an evening together at Latke Vodka. Birthright alumni reunite on the dance floor.

Local Birthright alumni enjoy the unique decor and ambiance of The Foundry at The FIllmore. Eli Klein welcomes attendees to Latke Vodka.


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5:15 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. 2100 Arch Street, Philadel
Rittenhouse Square
210je0wAricshhSpthreiellty, .Pohrilgadelphia

THURSDAY, DEC. 19 Bucks County. Weekly open play for the biblical period and the rabbinic 2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
$2. To register, call 215-968-6755. 944 period. The program is free and
Torah Study. Second Street Pike, Richboro. 2100 Arch S2t1r0e0etA, rPchhilSatdrejeelwpt,ihsPihahp,ihlPialAldy.eo1l9rpg1h0ia3, PA 19103
Study of commentaries found in
the Hertz Chumash, the Etz Hayim Jewish Art Talk.
Chumash and the commentaries of Martin Rosenberg will discuss varieties
modern biblical scholars to deepen of expressions by 20th century Jewish open to the community. For more
our understanding of the first book artists at 1 p.m. Temple Beth Sholom
of the Bible. Led by Rabbi Ira Flax. HAZAK meeting. Rosenberg is a information, call the AJ office at
10 a.m. Har Zion Temple. professor emeritus of art history and
1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley. former chair of the Department of 215-635-6611 or email [email protected] SHARE your engagement,
Fine Arts at Rutgers-Camden. Open 7:30 p.m. 7763 Old York wedding, birth, Bar/Bat
Women’s Circle. to the community. Members are free. Road, Elkins Park.
Rabbi Danielle Parmenter will host Guest are $10. Refreshments will be
a meeting for study, reflection, served. For more information, contact FRIDAY, DEC. 20 Mitzvah announcement and
meditation and ritual inspired by the Zelda Greenberg at 856-751-4201
rhythm of the Hebrew calendar and or [email protected] 1901 Active Adult Friday. any other simcha on both
the Torah cycle. 10:30 a.m. Tiferet Bet Kresson Road, Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Israel. 1920 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell. A full day of activities for active adults and
Defenders of Israel. at KleinLife: Center City. Coffee, tea the weekly Jewish Exponent
Bible Study. StandWithUs Philadelphia’s gala and snacks at 8:30 a.m., chair exercise
The rabbis at Main Line Reform honors Jeffrey A. Barrack with or current events or Yiddish with newspaper for ... FREE.
Temple will lead an ongoing the Defender of Israel Award and Sarita Gocial at 9:30 a.m., Kabbalat
discussion of the Tanakh over the year. celebrates the accomplishments of
Open to all. 11 a.m. 410 Montgomery high school and college interns. The Shabbat service led by Rabbi Beth
Ave., Wynnewood. guest speaker is Oded Ravivi, mayor
of Efrat, Israel. For more information, Janus at 10:30 a.m., Rabbi’s Tisch at
Torah Study. call 484-730-8544. 6 p.m. Har Zion
Midday Torah study with Rabbi Eric Temple. 1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn 11:30 a.m., kosher lunch at 11:30 a.m.
Lazar at noon. All are welcome. Valley.
Temple Brith Achim. 481 S. Gulph and a Chanukah luncheon featuring
Road, King of Prussia. Adult Education.
Congregation Adath Jeshurun’s klezmer music by the Bobby Block Trio
Canasta Open Play. Rabbi Shai Cherry will explore
Canasta walk-in friendly game. 1-3 different Jewish historical periods at 12:15 p.m. RSVP by phone at 215-
p.m. Social hall at Ohev Shalom of and themes beginning this fall with
832-0539. 2100 Arch St., Philadelphia.

Breakfast and Parshat.
Rabbi Alexander Coleman will explore
the weekly Torah portion over a
breakfast of bagels, lox and coffee in
this weekly interactive class.
9 a.m. Young Israel of Elkins Park.
7715 Montgomery Ave., Elkins Park.

A Chanukah meal with sufganiyot will

See Calendar, Page 26


COMMUNITY / calendar

Calendar Chanukah Preneg. SUNDAY, DEC.
The Sisterhood of Temple Sholom
Continued from Page 25 in Broomall will host a Chanukah Chanukah Party.
celebration before Shabbat services. The Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will host
be served and December birthdays Latkes and sufganiyot will be served. its annual Chanukah Party at 6 p.m. There will be
will be celebrated. Entertainment Preneg at 6 p.m. Shabbat services face painting, a magic show by Danny Archer of
provided by Sally Mitlas and the with our adult choir and children’s Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater, balloons, potato
Budesa Brothers who will sing choir at 7 p.m. BYOD (bring your own latkes, sufganiyot and a menorah lighting. Free. Call
holiday tunes. For more information, dinner). 55 N. Church Lane, the CSS o ce at 215-677-1600 to RSVP or for more
contact Shelley Geltzer at 215-698- Broomall. information. 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia.
7300, ext. 129, or [email protected]
org. 11:30 a.m. KleinLife: Northeast Chanukah Dinner. Chinnapong / iStock / Getty Images Plus
Philadelphia. 10100 Jamison Ave., Reform Congregation Keneseth
Philadelphia. Israel’s annual Chanukah dinner
followed by a family Shabbat service.
Shabbat Dinner. A congregational dinner and menorah
Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El will lighting will be at 6 p.m. followed
host a new member and Chanukah by a family-friendly service with
Kabbalat Shabbat service at 5:45 p.m. Shir Joy and then a festive Oneg at
Dinner with catered Israeli cuisine 7 p.m. Adults are $18 and children
plus latkes and sufganiyots 2-12 are $13. For more information,
to follow services. Cost is $22. call Naomi at 215-887-8700.
For more information, call 215-635- 8339 Old York Road,
1505. 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park.
Elkins Park.

LEGAL DIRECTORY Musical Service. a discussion of the weekly portion Sensory-Friendly Chanukah.
Congregation Beth El-Ner Tamid will including bagels and coffee at The National Museum of American
ELDER LAW Attorney host a music service at 6:15 p.m. led 9 a.m. followed by a peer-led Jewish History will host a self-
AND by the Shir Joy Band. Call the o ce Shabbat service at 10:15 a.m. Casual guided sensory-friendly experience.
Margery S. Preddy, Esq. at 610-356-8700 to RSVP. 715 Paxon dress is appropriate and everyone Program participants will experience
ESTATE PLANNING Hollow Road, Broomall. is welcome. For more information, a modified, sensory-friendly version
call 215-886-8000. 971 Old York of the museum’s core exhibition,
Wills Trusts • Estate Planning Welcome Shabbat. Road, Abington. featuring lowered sounds, a quiet
Powers of Attorney • wills A Shabbat experience at Tiferet Bet area to use as a cool-down space,
• trusts Israel with wine and hors d’oeuvres at Torah Study. sensory-friendly backpacks and more.
Living Wills • powers of attorney 7 p.m. followed by a musical Shabbat The rabbis of Main Line Reform There will also be Chanukah crafts
Probate Estates • guardianships service at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is Temple will lead a discussion on the and Chanukah stories read. Free and
welcome. 1920 Skippack Pike, weekly parshah and talk about its for all ages. For more information,
Protect assets from • Estate Settlements & Probate Blue Bell. context and history. All are welcome. email Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer
nursing home • Advice on Family Inheritance 9 a.m. 410 Montgomery Ave., at [email protected]
Kabbalat Shabbat. Wynnewood.
LARRY SCOTT AUERBACH, ESQ. Matters A welcome Shabbat with Temple 1-3 p.m. 101 S. Independence
CERTIFIED ELDER LAW ATTORNEY • Nursing Home Care Planning Judea of Bucks County’s Friday Chanukah Bowl. Mall East, Philadelphia.
evening service. 7 p.m. 38 Rogers Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El will
CPA-PFS, J.D., LL.M.,MBA 610-359-1999 Ext.3 Road, Furlong. host its third annual Chanukah Bowl Menorah Lighting.
1000 Easton Road [email protected] at 9:15 a.m. For more information, A Chanukah celebration and menorah
Abington, PA 19001 Singles Shabbat Services. call the o ce at 215-635-1505. lighting will be held at Rittenhouse
Law Offices of Congregation Beth El Synagogue 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park. Square. There will refreshments and
For consultation call Sand Gibbs, LLP will host a Shabbat for singles at 8 entertainment for all ages.
215-517-5566 or 3475 West Chester Pike p.m. in its small chapel. This event is SUNDAY, DEC. 4:30 p.m. 210 W. Rittenhouse
Newtown Square, PA 19073 open to the community. Not limited to Square, Philadelphia.
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ages of 45ish and 65ish, Rabbi Shawn journey together and learn the tools discussion of the Tanakh over the year. Molly S. Aion (nee Shiller) December 11, Maxine B. Feldman on December 9, 2019 at
SimonHazani will focus on topics that to address the behaviors that impact Open to all. 11 a.m. 410 Montgomery 2019. Wife of the late Herman; mother of the age of 86. Wife of the late Maurice Feld-
are relevant today, such as dealing your daily functions. Every participant Ave., Wynnewood. Elyse Aion, Elayne Aion (Joan Liehe), and man; mother of Ellen (Andrew) Mermelstein,
with aging parents, the loss of your will receive a copy of the book. A Stuart (Nora) Aion; grandmother of Zander Neil (Ellen) Feldman, and the late Ronald
parents, family illness, and their 16-week support group and workshop New Year’s Eve Party. (Samantha Smith), Justin (Sara), Myles, Ca- (Jill) Feldman. Sister of Irvin Berger and Berle
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people’s responsibilities in these Barbara and Harvey Brodsky lunch and entertainment provided memory may be made to The Friends of the Rachel, Debra, and Amy, plus Shekel, Tim-
areas. 11 a.m. Har Zion Temple. Enrichment Center of JFCS. by Kristin Coryell and Bobby Purcell. Elkins Park Library, 563 E Church Rd., Elkins ber and Raven. She was a long-time member
1500 Hagys Ford Road, Penn Valley. 345 Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd. For more information, contact Shelley Park PA 19027 or Sara’s Smiles Foundation of GJC. Contributions in her memory may be
Geltzer at 215-698-7300, ext. 129 made to Germantown Jewish Centre.
Bereavement Group. THURSDAY, DEC. 26 or [email protected] 11:45 a.m.
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8546B Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia. Chumash and the commentaries of Eric Lazar at noon. All are welcome.
modern biblical scholars to deepen Temple Brith Achim. 481 S. Gulph Estelle Borish (Nee Goldhaber), on Decem- Kalman Edward Fine, on December 8, 2019.
Hoarding Workshop. our understanding of the first book Road, King of Prussia. ber 7, 2019. Beloved wife of Karl. Devoted Beloved husband of Suzan (nee Weller), ded-
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Bible. Lead by Rabbi Ira Flax. and loving mother of Risa Muller (Scott), Ju- icated son of the late Jeanne and Max Fine,
is hosting a support group and 10 a.m. Har Zion Temple. 1500 Hagys Canasta Open Play. lie Segrave-Daly (Richard), and the late Re- loving father of Andrew (Diane) Fine, Leslie
workshop based on the book “Buried Ford Road, Penn Valley. Canasta walk-in friendly game. becca Werley (Chad). Dear sister of Hope (David) Fine, Pamela Fine Maman and Ken-
in Treasures: Help for Compulsive 1-3 p.m. Social hall at Ohev Shalom Bloch. Loving grandmother of Molly and neth Fine, dear brother of Linda ( Michael)
Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding” Bible Study. of Bucks County. Weekly open play Joshua Werley and Carlyn and Sophia Se- Barrett, devoted Grandfather of Michal (Ben)
by David F. Tolin, Gail Steketee and The rabbis at Main Line Reform for $2. To register, call 215-968-6755. grave-Daly. Contributions in her memory may Werner, Hayden Skinner-Fine, Noam (Re-
Randy O. Frost. Attendees will take a Temple will lead an ongoing 944 Second Street Pike, Richboro. l be made to Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El or becca) Berns, Sarah Tannenbaum, Daniel
Main Line Hospice @ Bryn Mawr Hospital. Maman, Adam Maman, Sasha Fine, Adoring
WHAT’S GOING ON Great-Grandfather of Gabriel Werner. Kal was
in Jewish Philadelphia? GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S a longtime attorney in Philadelphia and an
RAPHAEL-SACKS avid cyclist who saw the world on a tandem
Submit an event or browse our online calendar to bike with his wife Suzan. Above all a true
find out what’s happening at local synagogues, BROWN mensch and family man who will be greatly
community organizations and venues! missed by everyone who was fortunate to
Mother, Grammy, and loving friend Marcia have known him. Contributions in his
Submit: [email protected] ­­­Sheila Brown passed away peacefully on memory may be made to Cong. Adath Je-
Online: December 9, 2019 at the age of 86. She was shurun or Abramson Senior Center, 1425
born on July 6, 1933 in Louisville, Kentucky Horsham Road, North Wales, PA 19454.
to the late Etta and Louis Segal. Marcia’s
greatest joys came from the deep relation-
ships she built with others. Her warmth GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S
defined her connections, and made her a fast RAPHAEL SACKS
friend to all. She nurtured many childhood
friendships for over 70 years, while always GOLD
finding room for new people she could take
under her wing. Everyone Marcia met was Arthur Gold, December 4, 2019 of Delray
touched by her deep and genuine love for Beach FL. Husband of Elaine (nee Harvitz).
others. Above all, Marcia’s love for her fam- Father of Jill (Ed) Caine, David (Deanna) Gold
ily was the centerpiece of her life. A dedic- and Rick (Gerry) Gold. Grandfather of Jared
ated wife to Alvin Brown for over 65 years, Gold, Jonathan Gold, Emily (Pete) Weissman,
devoted mother to sons Dean and Jeffrey and Ilysse (David) Pratter, Jennifer Caine and
daughters-in-law Katie and Susan, and ador- Joanna Gold. Brother-in-law of Jerry (Patti)
ing grandmother to Rachel, Michelle, Alison, Harvitz. Also survived by four great-grand-
Zachary, and Jordan, Marcia showered her children. A private burial will be held at Haym
family in abundant, pure love and loyalty. Salomon Memorial Park. Contributions in his
Whether a situation called for a pointed Yid- memory may be made to Main Line Reform
dish saying or piece of sage advice, no one Temple or Golden Slipper GEMS.
was better at caring for their family than Mar-
cia. Marcia will be deeply missed by her fam- JOSEPH LEVINE and SONS
ily and friends. A private family memorial will
be held at King David Cemetery. In lieu of GORDON
flowers, the family suggests that memorial
gifts may be made to the American Cancer Max Gordon, December 9, 2019. Devoted
Society. husband of Hilda Gordon (nee. Dunn). Lov-
ing father of the late Lynne Gordon and the
COOPER late Kenneth Gordon. Contributions in his
memory may be made to a charity of the
Louis Cooper on Dec 8, 2019, at the age of donor's choice.
96. Beloved husband of Freda (nee Trachten-
berg) and the late Lorna Cooper. Father of GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S
Stanley (Jodi) Cooper, Lisa Cooper (Martin RAPHAEL-SACKS
Gilbert), Michelle (Michael) Weinstein and the
late Marshall (Gail) Album. Also survived by 7 GUSSMAN
grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Dr. Paula E. “Polly” Gussman (nee Eilberg),
charity of the donor’s choice. on December 9, 2019. Wife of the late Irving
D. Mother of Fredda (Alex) Bianco, Barrie
GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S (Jimmie) Baker and Barbara "Bobbi" (late
RAPHAEL-SACKS Jon) Gulla. Grandmother of Isaiah and Asia
Baker. Contributions in her memory may be
A Community made to the Jewish Federation of Greater
Remembers Philadelphia, 2100 Arch Street, Phila. PA
19103 or the Jewish War Veterans of the
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Arthur D. Katz, November 28, 2019 at the age ELIZABETH “Betty” Miller (nee Fleck) Raymond Rudofsky, beloved father of David Arlene Simons, on December 7, 2019, the Ruth Geltzer Weiss died peacefully on
of 79, in Estero, Florida. He was a former of Bethesda, MD (formerly of Philadelphia, Rudofsky (Camilla Calamandrei) and Susan former Arlene Gassman, mother of Stephen Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 surrounded by her lov-
Philadelphian. He graduated from Central PA). On December 5, 2019. Wife of the late Schwartz (David), passed away on Decem- (the late James Sylvia) Simons, Janice Si- ing family. She was 91. Ruth was born in
High and Temple University. Survived by his Seymour. Mother of Merle Miller-Goldberg ber 4, 2019 at the age of 91 years. He was mons Assaraf, Larry (Paula) Simons,and Philadelphia and was a proud graduate of
favorite dance partner and wife , who adored (Howard), Michael Miller (Jan Rizzuto) and the son of Louis and Yetta (Feldman) Rudof- Shari (Steven Zeiger) Simons; grandmother Girls’ High in Philadelphia and Carleton Col-
him, Janyce (Rosendorff) Katz . Father of Jef- Caren (David) Kessler. Sister of Seymour sky, who were both born in Russia. He had of Brooke and Michael. Contributions in her lege. She taught elementary school for 30
frey Katz (Melissa), Dr. Randy Katz (Cris), Fleck. Grandmother of Emerson Miller, Grady two brothers, Sidney Rudofsky (Frances), memory may be made to Congregation Mik- years, primarily in Bristol Twp, and lived
Alyssa Katz Grusman(Robert), Lori Levin Miller, Shaun Kessler and Corey Kessler. Best who predeceased him by five days, and Bern- veh Israel 44 N. 4th Street, Phila., PA 19106, most of her life in Levittown and Yardley, PA.
McIlvaine, Debra Weisberg (Steven). Be- friend to her beloved Bichon, Sammy. Contri- ard (Doris) Rudolf. He was born at home at or B'nai Abraham She was preceded in death by her beloved
loved Pop Pop of Lauren and Lara. Brother of butions in her memory may be made to Sib- 433 Herzl Street in Brooklyn on December Chabad, 527 Lombard Street, Phila., PA husband of 67 years, Jerry Weiss. She is sur-
Lynn Sands and Robert Katz (Betty). Arthur ley Hospital Memorial Fund, 30, 1927. In 1945 he was drafted into the US 19147 vived by her son David (Joan) of Rockville,
was a retired partner of the Achievement and Army, where he served at the Aberdeen Prov- MD, her daughter Judi Weiner (Michael) of
Guidance Centers of America, Newtown, PA. ing Ground and in Occupied Japan. He was GOLDSTEINS' ROSENBERG'S Lawrenceville, NJ, and her sister Miriam Feld-
He was a true entrepreneur, starting many GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S honorably discharged in 1947 and attended RAPHAEL-SACKS man of Houston, TX. She is also survived by
businesses in his lifetime. Contributions in RAPHAEL-SACKS CCNY where he received a BEE in Electrical her adored grandchildren, Sarah Korn
his memory may be made to Michael J Fox Engineering and also completed post-gradu- SOLOMON (Jason), Rachel Weiner, Richard Weiss
Foundation ROSENFELD ate studies at Brooklyn Polytechnic. He spent (Sarah) and Steven Weiss (Rebekah) and five
his entire career in the computer industry, Andrea Eve Solomon (nee Goldblum), great grandchildren. Donations in lieu of
KAUFLER Dr. Samuel Rosenfeld joined his beloved son, and was involved in the development of some December 11, 2019. Wife of Howard. Mother flowers may be made to Congregation Beth El
Jordan Louis Rosenfeld, on December 1st, of the earliest large scale computers, includ- of Robert Nutinsky (Tinasha Thompson), of Yardley, PA or Greenwood House in
Morton R. Kaufler, November 29, 2019, of after a long and courageous battle with pan- ing the UNIVAC. A long time resident of Wil- Nicole Solomon (fiance' Brandi Lynn Laird) Ewing, NJ.
Philadelphia, PA. Beloved and devoted hus- creatic cancer. Born in Pittsburgh, he low Grove and Cheltenham, he served as ma- and Erika (Edwin) Cruz. Sister of Thomas
band of the late Bernice Kaufler. Beloved and formerly resided in Gladwyne, Pa, and even- gistrate of elections in Cheltenham for 20 (Ann Beth) Goldblum. Grandmother of Bryn GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S
devoted father of Arlene Joy Kaufler and the tually settled in Sarasota, Fl, and Ventnor, years. He was very happily married for very and Shayna. Sister-in-law of Susan and Stan- RAPHAEL-SACKS
late Neil Howard Kaufler. Beloved and de- New Jersey. Sam's upbeat and caring nature close to fifty years before his wife Helen ley Dezure. Contributions in her memory may
voted number one Pop Pop of Elana Aimee touched the lives of everyone he knew. His passed away on June 9, 2004. In addition to be to the Women's Humane Society, 3839 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Kaufler. Contributions may be made to the strong moral compass, generosity, and ac- their two children, Raymond is survived by Richlieu Road, Bensalem PA 19020 or the
Ann Schmerling Salsberg Scholarship Fund - ceptance of others were an inspiration to all three grandchildren – Dina Hoeynk (Josh), Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 125 S 9th St., EPSTEIN
c/o the Camden County Bar Assoc., or the Bill who knew him. He was a true renaissance Ben Rudofsky (Annie Fuoto) and Marcello Ca- Suite 202, Philadelphia PA 19107 or Gift of
and Jake Loew Food Pantry Fund - c/o Jew- man, Sam had an avid interest in Politics and lamandrei Rudofsky, and step-grandson Alex Life, 401 Callowhill St., Philadelphia PA The immediate family of the late Norman
ish Family and Children’s Services, or the world affairs, loved to work in the garden, en- Schwartz (Christy). He is also survived by 19123. Epstein wishes to thank each of their friends
American Diabetes Assoc., or the American joyed going to the theater and opera. He two great grandchildren, Miriam Hoeynk and and other family members for their love,
Cancer Society. loved to travel and was adventurous, jump- Nora Rose Rudofsky. Donations may be GOLDSTEINS’ ROSENBERG’S support and friendship during this difficult
ing out of airplanes, paragliding off a moun- made in Raymond’s memory to the Michael RAPHAEL-SACKS period in our lives. He will be remembered
PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPEL, Inc. tain, skiing a black diamond. For many years J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research by all of us, and by each of you, as a loving,
he was a Big Brother. He is survived by his SOMERS kind and caring husband, father, grandfath-
LIPTON adoring bride, Sacha, his brother Brian and er and friend.
wife Sally, Sister and Brother-in Law, Jerry SHINGLES Jules "Jay" Somers on December 6, 2019. Ex-
Shirley Sarah “Tangerine” Lipton née Fleish- and Sue Ann Levin, Sister-in Law, Dr. Janet husband of Shirley (nee Neiburg); father of Honor
man (b. May 18th 1926 in Philadelphia PA), Crane, niece, nephews, and his many friends Stanley M. Shingles, Esq., November 30, Eileen Dinisio and Michelle (Stephen) D'Alf- the memory
loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, who will miss his so. Sam, you are loved 2019, of Villanova, PA. Beloved husband of onso; brother of Richard Somers (the late
sister, sister-in law, mother-in-law and aunt, from the ground to outer space and back, Hope (nee Cilo). Loving father of Evan Libby Ward) Somers; grandfather of Jona- of your
peacefully passed into heaven early Sunday and from now until all eternity. Contributions Shingles, Esq. and Melissa Shingles, Esq. thon Dinisio, Alana (David) Letourneau, loved
morning December 8th 2019 in West Islip NY in his memory may be made to the charity of Dear brother of Dr. David (Sheila) Shingles Justin Dinisio and Jared D'Alfonso; also sur- one …
after an extended illness. She is survived by your choice. and the late Jack Shingles. He will be greatly vived by one great-grandchild. In lieu of
her three children, son-in-law, six grandchil- missed by his nieces and nephews. Born in flowers, contributions in his memory may be CALL 215-832-0749
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are available online. the Philadelphia Police Academy from 1967- 9, 2019 of Boynton Beach, FL. Wife of the
1981. In the late 1970s, he served on the es- late Murray. Mother of Lisa (Ken) Portner and teemed Plaintiffs' Swine Flu Steering Com- Ron (Randi) Taxin. Sister of Judith Turian
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W/D, new elec., new heating, BNesOt RraTteHs aEroAuSndT1MpcOtVo IeNntGire exp. Dedicated ser- persons having claims or demands
215-832-0753 new a/c, sunny patio, prkg. by PERFECT LOCATION! 2 BLKS vice, Dependable, against the estate of the decedent
your door. REDUCED, MUST TO THE BEACH! LOVELY & SPA- home moved anywhere. Lic. Ins. honest & patient. to make known the same and all
DEADLINES: SELL, MAKE OFFER!! CIOUS 5 BEDRM HOME WITH dependable 215-677-4817 Drivers lic. and own persons indebted to the decedent
LINE CLASSIFIED: 12 p.m. Mondays $219,900! WRAP AROUND PORCH, DECK, car. Will run errands, to make payment without delay to
2 BA 2nd floor walk-up Town AND SO MUCH MORE! LOW Exc. refs. ITA L. HERTENS, EXECUTRICES,
HOMES FOR SALE House. All new renovation, ex- REAL ESTATE TAXES! DOWNSIZING c/o Adam S. Bernick, Esq., 2047
panded & upgraded. Cathedral $1,295,000 OR CLEANING OUT? Call Jacqueline Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103,
HOMES FOR SALE ceiling with skylights, ceiling 267-500-7745 Or to their Attorney:
fan, custom lighting. Expanded, VENTNOR 1 man's trash/another man's ADAM S. BERNICK
Damon Michels The DeSouzas are open kitchen with extra window, treasure CERTIFIED CAREGIVER w/15 LAW OFFICE OF ADAM S. BERNICK
Associate Broker Back on Bustleton! gas range, breakfast bar w/ NEW LISTING! THE SANDS years exp to care for sick or eld- 2047 Locust St.
610-668-3400 2020 is looking to be granite counters, pass through BEACH FRONT BLDG! BEAUTI- Call Joel 215-947-2817 erly Have own car. Good refs. Philadelphia, PA 19103 to dining room. Master bed- FULLY MAINTAINED 1 BEDRM 267-236-5664 ESTATE OF BARBARA C. HOS-
a Fantastic Year! room with extra closets & ceil- CONDO NICELY FURNISHED CASH IN YOUR CLOSET INC. FORD a/k/a BARBARA HOSFORD,
FFFFF We wish all our ing fan. Full size W/D, wood BEACH GET AWAY! POOL, HOT Licensed and Bonded COMPANION DECEASED.
friends & family a floors, gas fireplace, sunny bal- TUB STORAGE, ELEVATOR AND Weekday/Weekends. Lite Late of Philadelphia
Villanova Happy Hanukkah & cony, parking near your door. MUCH MORE….ONLY $137,000 ESTATE SALES Housekpg. Sincere, Caring & LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the
a Happy & Healthy $249,900 Trustworthy, Good refs. above Estate have been granted to
519 Spruce Ln TOWER- 8th fl. Designer 2 BD, IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO CEMETERY LOTS FOR SALE the undersigned, who request all
3 Bed/3 Bath; 2,750 Sq Ft New Year! 2.5 BA, open modern kit., wash- START THINKING SUMMER!! Haym Salomon Memorial Park 2 Call 215-236-0681 persons having claims or demands
Bi-level Ranch on .83 acres Call Andi or Rick DeSouza er/dryer, wood flrs., sunny, CALL US TODAY FOR ALL adj. cemetery plots sec. B-B, top Experienced, hardworking & against the estate of the decedent
including: updated kitchen, for an appointment & we corner balcony with panoramic of the hill, 2nd row from the road compassionate caregiver to make known the same and all
finished basement, 2-car garage, tree-top views, marble bath- YOUR RENTAL NEEDS!! $10,000 seeking full time position as persons indebted to the decedent
will deliver: room, custom lighting, lots of VISIT US AT senior companion. Prefers to make payment without delay to
and in-ground pool. Results, Not Promises! costum closets, heat/air incl., CEMETERY LOTS FOR SALE days but would consider KAREN MIURA WOLFFE, EXEC-
$675,000 doorman, pool, gym, storage SHAWSHORETEAM.COM Montefiore Cemetery nights or live-in position de- UTRIX, c/o Amy F. Steerman, Esq.,
RE/MAX $247,900 [email protected] pending on distance. Excel- 1900 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA
FFFFF Eastern, Inc. TERRACES-Special Spacious 3 2 Graves, prime location in the lent refs. Experience incl: 19103,
BD, 2.5 BA, modern kit., wood CALL CAROL SHAW front of the cemetery. Great value, Or to her Attorney:
*Recently Reduced* Eric DeSouza flrs., W/D, sunny tiled balcony Cell# 609-432-1986 $4,480.00 for both. •Light housekeeping, AMY F. STEERMAN
Bala Cynwyd Associate Broker REDUCED $283,900 DIRECT: 609-487-7220 meal prep, laundry AMY F. STEERMAN, LLC
Andrea DeSouza TERRACES-Designer 3 BD, 2 JENNIFER HAFNER SHAW 561-200-0866 •Bathing, dressing 1900 Spruce St.
39 Aberdale Rd Sales Associate BA, Corner near elev., all new ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL PARK Philadelphia, PA 19103
7 Bed/3.2 Bath; 4,020 Sq Ft kit., baths, ww carpets, full size 609-204-0385 (female clients)
This Stone Colonial is situated on Eric Cell w/d, sunny balcony. Avail. im- BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors 4 PLOTS in Granite Sec. Q. •Feeding, general ESTATE OF BONNIE F. GRIFFIN
a quiet tree lined street & comes mediately! $369,900 Spaces 1,2 3 & 4. mobility assistance a/k/a BONNIE J. GRIFFIN, DE-
with a full list of renovations 215-431-8300/8304 800-333-7045x120 •Grocery shopping, CEASED.
including new kitchen, bathrooms, Bus 215-953-8800 KKKKKK Units must be sold together. doctor appt transport Late of Philadelphia
floors, windows, new roof, etc. SEASHORE RENT Reduced $7650 •Medication administration LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on
[email protected] TERRACES-1 BD, 1 BA, mod- Margate 1 yr old home 2 215-499-4851 the above Estate have been gran-
$749,500 ern kitchen, granite counter blocks to beach, close to all •Non-smoker, ted to the undersigned, who re-
Place an tops, sunny balcony, lots of Margate activity, 5 BR 4.5 ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL PARK has own 2019 vehicle quest all persons having claims or
FFFFF ad in the closets. $1375 baths, deep lot, superb con- Section Y, Lot 222, Sites 2, 3, and demands against the estate of the
William Penn House REAL ESTATE TERRACES-1 BD, 1 BA, mod- dition, long season and may 4 and Lot 223, Sites 1, 2, 3 and 4. •Prefers no pets as decedent to make known the same
Rittenhouse Square SECTION ern kit., W/D, lots of closets, split Summer, front porch, Value estimate of $21,000, ask- highly allergic to cats and all persons indebted to the de-
1919 Chestnut St. sunny balcony. $1500 BR on 1st floor. ing $18,550 for all seven and will cedent to make payment without
TERRACES-1st floor All new 2 consider selling separately. Call or text Ellen delay to TAMECA BANKS-WILKER-
Studio, 1, 2, & 3 BD, 2 BA. Sunny gran. kit., new Call 419-235-1754 Email [email protected] or 484-707-7620 SON, ADMINISTRATRIX, c/o Marc
bed available appliances, W/D, wood floors text/cell 914-380-0936. Vogin, Esq., 1700 Sansom St., 3rd
sunny patio. $1995 If you are in need of Fl., Philadelphia, PA 19103,
$200,000-$600,000 TOWER- 2nd floor modern 2 WANTED TO BUY compassionate care Or to her Attorney:
Exclusive Listing Agent BD, 2.5 BA, lrg. modern kit., Follow us on to assist your loved MARC VOGIN
washer/dryer, custom closets, CALL JUDY OR AKIVA one with nurses aide KLEIN, VOGIN & GOLD CALL: wood flrs., sunny corner bal- @jewishexponent 215-342-4536 services, call Mrs. 1700 Sansom St., 3rd Fl.
cony $2200 Miller. 215-626-6755 Philadelphia, PA 19103
215.832.0749 signer 2 BD, 2.5 BA, 2 marble SEEKING POSITION to care for ESTATE OF CARLOS A. BASU-
bathrooms, dramatic custom INLAID & CARVED PIECES the elderly. 14 yrs exp. and excell ALDO, JR., DECEASED.
lighting, wood floors Oriental Rugs•Old Paintings refs. Call 267-210-0054 Late of Philadelphia
throughout, large modern kit- Jewelry•Silver & Silverplated LETTERS of ADMINISTRATION on
chen with tile floor, washer/dry- Watches•Clocks•Porcelain the above Estate have been gran-
er, lots of closets, sunny corner WE PAY GOOD PRICES IN CASH ted to the undersigned, who re-
balcony $2400 Follow us on quest all persons having claims or
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ESTATE OF GEORGE W. FREAS, Estate of Lydia Ruba, Deceased ESTATE OF PAMELA HERSHNER Pursuant to the requirements of Court of Common Pleas for the Place a
JR., DECEASED. Late of Philadelphia, PA. GREEN a/k/a PAMELA H. GREEN, section 1975 of the Pennsylvania County of Philadelphia, November STATEWIDE ADS Classified
Late of the Township of Horsham, LETTERS TESTAMENTARY PAMELA GREEN CHRISTENSEN, Business Corporation Law of 1988, Term, 20 No. 002983 NOTICE IS Auto or Wanted:
Montgomery County, PA on the above estate have been DECEASED. notice is hereby given that L J En- HEREBY GIVEN that on November Donate your car, truck or van. Ad
LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the granted to the undersigned, who Late of Philadelphia terprises, Inc. is currently in the 22, 2019, the petition of Corrine El- Help veterans find jobs or start a
above Estate have been granted to request all persons having claims LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the process of voluntarily dissolving. lis was filed, praying for a decree to business. Call Patriotic Hearts CALL:
the undersigned, who request all or demands against the estate of above Estate have been granted to change her name to Coco Ellis. The Foundation. Fast, FREE pick-up.
persons having claims or demands the decedent to make known the the undersigned, who request all Notice is hereby given that Court has fixed December 20, 2019 Max tax-deduction. Operators are NICOLE
against the estate of the decedent same, and all persons indebted to persons having claims or demands nuTonomy Inc., a foreign corpora- at 8:00 AM in Room No. 691, City standing by! Call 1-866-990-1557 MCNALLY
to make known the same and all the decedent to make payment against the estate of the decedent tion formed under the laws of the Hall, Philadelphia, PA for hearing. Farm Equipment: 215.832.0749
persons indebted to the decedent without delay, to Timothy Ruba and to make known the same and all State of Delaware and with its prin- All persons interested may appear GOT LAND? Our Hunters will Pay
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VIRGINIA M. FREAS, EXECUTRIX, Zlotnick, Esq., Zarwin Baum De- to make payment without delay to Avenue, Boston, MA 02210, has re- why the prayer of the said petition- for a FREE info packet & Quote.
c/o Adam S. Bernick, Esq., 2047 Vito Kaplan Schaer & Toddy, PC, ERIC WILLIAM CHRISTENSEN, EX- gistered to do business in er should not be granted. 1-866-309-1507 www.Base-
Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19103, 1818 Market St., 13th Fl., Phil- ECUTOR, c/o Harry Metka, Esq., Pennsylvania with the Department Court of Common Pleas for the
Or to her Attorney: adelphia, PA 19103 or to their at- 4802 Neshaminy Blvd, Ste. 9, Ben- of State of the Commonwealth of County of Philadelphia, November Miscellaneous:
ADAM S. BERNICK torneys, salem, PA 19020, Pennsylvania, at Harrisburg, PA, on Term, 2019 No. 905. Notice is Dental Insurance: Call Physicians
LAW OFFICE OF ADAM S. BERNICK Gary A. Zlotnick, Esq. Or to his Attorney: 12/5/19, under the provisions of hereby given that on November Mutual Insurance company for
2047 Locust St. Zarwin Baum DeVito HARRY METKA the Pennsylvania Business Corpor- 18th, 2019, the petition of Sarah details. NOT just a discount plan,
Philadelphia, PA 19103 Kaplan Schaer & Toddy, PC 4802 Neshaminy Blvd, Ste. 9 ation Law of 1988. The registered Rheault was filed, praying for a de- REAL coverage for 350 proced-
ESTATE OF JAMES BRAXTON, JR., 1818 Market St., 13th Fl. Bensalem, PA 19020 office in Pennsylvania shall be cree to change the petitioner's ures. 855-890-4914 or Ad# 6118
DECEASED. Philadelphia, PA 19103 deemed for venue and official pub- name to Sam Rheault. The Court Miscellaneous:
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LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the MARY CATHERINE JACOT, DE- GILLESPIE, DECEASED. Philadelphia County. 11:00am in Room 691, City Hall, Largest senior living referral ser-
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the undersigned, who request all Langhorne, Bucks County, PA LET- LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the Notice is hereby given that on persons interested may appear and experts today! Our service Farm
persons having claims or demands TERS TESTAMENTARY on the above Estate have been granted to December 11, 2019, Articles of In- show cause, if they have any, why Equipment:
against the estate of the decedent above Estate have been granted to the undersigned, who request all corporation were filed in the De- the prayer of the said petitioner Miscellaneous:
to make known the same and all the undersigned, who request all persons having claims or demands partment of State for Poopie should not be granted. Eliminate gutter cleaning forever!
persons indebted to the decedent persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent Scoopers R-Us, Inc., a corporation Court of Common Pleas for the LeafFilter, the most advanced
to make payment without delay to against the estate of the decedent to make known the same and all organized under the provisions of County of Philadelphia, November debris-blocking gutter protection.
ANNIE BRAXTON, EXECUTRIX, c/o to make known the same and all persons indebted to the decedent the Pennsylvania Business Corpor- Term, 2019 No. 1318. Notice is Schedule a FREE LeafFilter estim-
Jay E. Kivitz, Esq., 7901 Ogontz persons indebted to the decedent to make payment without delay to ation Law of 1988, effective Octo- hereby given that on November 18, ate today. 15% off and 0% finan-
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JAY E. KIVITZ WILLIAM L. GRIESSER, JR.), EX- 2047 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA which corporations may be incor- decree to change her name to 1-855-569-3087
KIVITZ & KIVITZ, P.C. ECUTOR, c/o Nathan Snyder, Esq., 19103, porated under said Act. Zaki'yah Yaffariyah Nazarha Ruffin.
7901 Ogontz Ave. 3070 Bristol Pike, Bldg. 2, Ste. 204, Or to his Attorney: Poopie Scoopers R-Us c/o Mike The Court has fixed December 20, Place an
Philadelphia, PA 19150 Bensalem, PA 19020, ADAM S. BERNICK Zlotnick located at 114 Cottman Av- 2019 at 11:00am in Room 691 City ad in the
ESTATE OF JOHN J. CASSIDY a/k/a Or to his Attorney: LAW OFFICE OF ADAM S. BERNICK enue, Cheltenham, PA 19012 Hall, Philadelphia, PA for hearing. REAL ESTATE
JOHN JOSEPH CASSIDY, DE- NATHAN SNYDER 2047 Locust St. All persons interested may appear Section
CEASED. LAW OFFICE OF NATHAN SNYDER Philadelphia, PA 19103 FICTITIOUS NAME and show cause, if they have any,
Late of Philadelphia 3070 Bristol Pike, Bldg. 2, Ste. 204 FICTITIOUS NAME REGISTRATION why the prayer of said petitioner Call
LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the Bensalem, PA 19020 CORPORATE NOTICES Notice is hereby given that an Ap- should not be granted. NICOLE MCNALLY
above Estate have been granted to ESTATE of JOHN McCULLOUGH, 1315 N. 25th Street Condo Associ- plication for Registration of Ficti-
the undersigned, who request all DECEASED. ation has been incorporated under tious Name was filed in the Depart- To place an 215.832.0749
persons having claims or demands Late of Philadelphia, PA the provisions of the PA Nonprofit ment of State of the Common- ad in the
against the estate of the decedent LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the Corporation Law of 1988. wealth of Pennsylvania on Novem- Real Estate
to make known the same and all above Estate have been granted to ber 18, 2019 for Walton Graphics
persons indebted to the decedent the undersigned, who request all D&R Electrical Consultants Inc. has at 448 Walnut St., Royersford, PA Section, call
to make payment without delay to persons having claims or demands been incorporated under the provi- 19468. The name and address of 215.832.0749
WILLIAM F. CASSIDY, EXECUTOR, against the Estate of the decedent sions of the Pennsylvania Business each individual interested in the
11748 Brandon Place Philadelphia, to make known the same and all Corporation Law of 1988. business is Samuel R. Walton 448
PA 19154 persons indebted to the decedent Lawn & Associates, P.C. Walnut St., Royersford, PA 19468.
to make payment without delay to 4049 Steeplechase Drive This was filed in accordance with
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Lenore and Clifford Lipkin will celebrate their wedding, birth,
70th anniversary in December at a dinner at Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Morton’s in King of Prussia. announcement
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Haverford Boy to Participate in that it has awarded Jewish
‘Kids Baking Championship’ Family Service’s Wellness
AVNER SCHWARTZ, 12, of Haverford will be Network a $40,000 grant.
among a dozen young bakers participating in the
Food Network’s show “Kids Baking Championship” The network assists more
debuting on Jan. 6. than 500 Atlantic County
residents who have one or
Over 10 weeks, the bakers will more chronic conditions and
compete in various challenges, with the winner earn- experience barriers to care. It
ing $25,000, a feature in Food Network Magazine and encourages individuals to iden-
the title of Kids Baking Champion. tify healthier personal goals,
create care plans and adopt
On the premiere episode, hosts Duff Goldman and self-management practices.
Valerie Bertinelli take the bakers back to the 1970s
to test their cake-decorating abilities by challenging The Horizon Foundation is a
them to create shag texture cakes. charitable arm of Horizon Blue
Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
The show concludes on March 9. and has provided $180,000 in
grants to JFS since 2012.
Buxco Man Charged with Ethnic
Intimidation, Harassment Diller Teen Tikkun Olam
A Bucks County man who allegedly sent anti-Semitic
text messages to a Jewish man was arrested earlier Awards Program
this month and charged with ethnic intimidation and
harassment, FOX29 reported. Accepting Nominations From left: Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties Chief Executive
Nominations are now being
In an affidavit, it is alleged that on Thanksgiving accepted for the Helen Diller Officer Andrea Steinberg and Horizon Foundation for New Jersey Senior Program
afternoon and the following day that Hunter
Robert-William Ryan, 21, of Warwick Township Family Foundation’s Diller Officer Jennifer Goudy Courtesy of Horizon Foundation for New Jersey
sent images depicting a Nazi flag and symbols,
photos and a video of Adolf Hitler and other Teen Tikkun Olam Awards program. process. All applications must be completed by
messages to a Jewish man. The awards recognize up to 15 Jewish teens annu- Jan. 8. For more information, email [email protected]
ally with $36,000 each to support their ongoing social or call 415-512‐6432.
Authorities said Ryan initially sent a photo of a impact projects or to further their education.
Nazi symbol with a message of “hahaha.” Ryan said Past award recipients have advocated for a Photo Pop Philly Includes
“because it’s funny” when the victim reportedly asked wide range of causes, including children’s health, Jewish-Themed Installation
Ryan why he sent it. homelessness, supporting refugees, creating safer Photo Pop Philly’s third version of its Winter
communities through gun safety measures, inter- Wonderland exhibit includes a Jewish-themed
Police say Ryan continued to send messages even national literacy, leading STEM programs to installation.
after the victim allegedly asked him to stop. empower girls, advocating for dialogue across Artist Megan Karetny’s installation includes
demographics, and providing resources for special snowflakes in the sky, a life-size dreidel visitors can
Ryan has a court appearance set for Jan. 27. He needs families. stand in “and festive signs that capture the essence”
is free on $50,000 unsecured bail, according to the Nominees must be 13-19, self-identify as Jewish, of Chanukah, the organization said. There are 30
Intelligencer. are United States residents, volunteer without com- installations in all.
pensation and serve in a leadership role on a project/ The exhibit is open through Jan. 5 at The Bourse
Atlantic County Wellness Program initiative aimed at repairing the world. food hall, adjacent to the Fifth Street entrance over-
Receives $40K Grant Visit to begin the application looking Independence Mall in Old City. l
The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey announced



NEWSMAKERS Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties provided hundreds of local
individuals and families with a complete Thanksgiving meal. Throughout October and
The American Associates, Ben-Gurion University hosted their November, JFS collected monetary donations and nonperishable food to provide a traditional
annual patro party. It was hosted by Dr. Barbara Seletsky, an holiday meal to those in need.
associate chair of the Philadelphia chapter.

From left: Dr. Barabara Seletsky, Sherrie Savett and Dr. Lynne Quittell JFS staff, family and friends sorted and
bagged Thanksgiving holiday meals for
local individuals meals and families.

From left: JFS staff member Mildred
Johnson with her daugthers, Elana Epps
and Elisa-Michelle Epps.

Sam and Luke Goldstein collected

more than 40 bags of food from friends,

neighbors and small local businesses for

the food drive. Photos by Kirby Reed

From left: Sam Katz, Marjorie Shreiber Roshkoff, Ken Roshkoff and

Gerald Shreiber Courtesy of AABGU

Ann’s Choice Jewish Residents’ Council hosted Asaf Romirowsky,
a noted historian and a fellow at the Middle East Forum, to speak
on the subject of Israel’s election woes. Approximately one hun-
dred residents attended.

From left: As part of Golden Slipper Gem’s
Joe Shrager, Socialization for Seniors Program
Asaf Romirowsky with Federation Housing, Rieder/
and Phyllis Halpern Tabas/CenterPark III residents
celebrated “holidays around the
Photo by world” with entertainer Fulvio
Bernie Roseman Ranni.

Ellie and Sue enjoy Fulvio Ranni’s
musical stylings. Photo by Debra Ross



American Jewish Committee partnered with the Consular Corps Association On Dec. 5, Perelman Jewish Day School honored its Perelman Partners at the home
of Philadelphia on the annual Diplomatic Hanukkah Reception. The program of Perelman parents and dedicated volunteers Jeremy and Joanne Lane. Close to
featured a Menorah lighting ceremony, as well as diplomats and AJC leaders 100 guests attended the event.
bringing attention to human rights abuses around the world. Guests were also
served with Chanukah treats and Middle Eastern-style food.

From left: Ulf Akerblom, Michael Scullin, Bonnie Freundlich, Rachelle Kaiserman,
Tammy Hertzbach and Gareth Morga

From left: Joanne Lane, Jeremy Lane, Brenda Lowenberg and Marc Lowenberg

From left: Carlos Obrador, Marcia Bronstein, Sarita Gocial, Rocio Vazquez and

Christy Andrino Photos by Christopher Brown

Jewish Relief Agency celebrated its Annual Event to End Hunger at The
Crystal Tea Room with the theme of “Recipe for Raising a Mensch.” JRA’s
executive committee is pictured below, with the host committee.

From left: Nancy Black, Marty Black, Lori Rosenberg and Peter Rosenberg

Back row, from left: Marc Felgoise, Brett Felgoise, Ben Cooperberg, Dan Dressler and

Bruce Dorsey. Middle row, from left: Liz Shaid, Erika Perilstein, Jordana Cooperberg,

Hani Dressler, Jennie Nerenberg, Hannah Dorsey, Halle Levinson and Cara Levinson.

Front row, from left: Daniel Erlbaum, Marc Erlbaum, Jodi Roth-Saks, Greg Jaron and From left: Jon Friedman, Judy Groner and Ben Kirshner Courtesy of Perelman Jewish Day School

Rabbi Menachem Schmidt Photo by Brad Gellman

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