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The Jewish

Post Opinion&
Indiana Edition

Presenting a broad spectrum of Jewish News and Opinions since 1935.

Volume 85, Number 4 • June 7, 2019 • 4 Sivan 5779 •

Cover Art by Marc Bennett
(see About the Cover on p. IN 10)

2 The Jewish Post & Opinion – IN June 7, 2019

Simcha Announcements Falender (below) on April 13, 2019. medal, which reproduces in silver the
Paternal grandparents are Dr. Larry and jewel of office worn by IU’s president on
Mazel Tov to… Suzy Falender. Great-grandmother is ceremonial occasions, is the highest honor
Joyce Fivel. Great-grandfather is Stan an IU president can bestow. Rosenfeld is
Sarah Vonnegut-Gabovitch and Avihay Falender of Olympia Fields, Ill. Maternal the Irving M. Glazer Chair in Jewish
grandparents are Carey and Diane Studies and a professor of English in IU
Edri on the birth of their daughter Noa Smolensky of Lincolnshire, Ill. (Photo by Bloomington’s College of Arts and
Edri (below) on March 26th. Maternal Rebecca Gould Photography) Sciences, and he served for 30 years at the
grandparents are Nonie and David Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish
Vonnegut-Gabovitch and great-grand- Studies Program. The Institute for the
parents are Dr. Ed and Phyllis Study of Contemporary Antisemitism is
Gabovitch and Rev. Tanya Vonnegut one of the only university programs of its
Beck all of Indianapolis. Paternal grand- kind in the U.S. See more at the following
parents are Yehudit and Shimon Edri. link:

Marion Garmel (below, left) on being Moriah and Ari Atlas, children of

the recipient of the President’s Award Pierre and Deb Luffer-Atlas (bottom,
from the Women’s Press Club of Indiana left) and grandchildren of Nicole Treves
on April 27, 2019. Pictured with Viv Sade and Florence Dickerson. Moriah (below)
at Hollyhock Hill restaurant. graduated magna cum laude from Kelley
Business Honors with a BS in Marketing
from the Kelley School at IU-B (Kelley
Honors), with a minor in Cinema Studies
and Production.

Gadi and Michele Boukai (below seat- Professor Alvin Rosenfeld (below, left) Ari (below, center), who will be going to
Purdue, majoring in Bio Engineering, was
ed), who first met on a bus in Tel Aviv, on on being honored by Indiana University awarded the inaugural Scott L. Ray
their 30th wedding anniversary April 16th. President Michael A. McRobbie with the Excellence in Science and Mathematics
To celebrate, they took a trip to Spain and Medal for Excellence during a special Scholarship by University High School
were joined by their children and together ceremony on April 28. Rosenfeld, a distin- (UHS) and the Ray family.
they all celebrated Passover with a Seder of guished scholar of Jewish literature and
600 given by Chabad. They also celebrated Holocaust studies at Indiana University,
Michele’s birthday, their son Ben Boukai‘s was the founding director of both the
(L) graduation from the Georgetown university’s pioneering Borns Jewish
University, Master in Science in Foreign Studies Program in 1973 and the Institute
Service program, and their daughter Maya for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism
Tani Boukai‘s (R) successful year at Hebrew
University’s Occupational Therapy school,
pictured with Amir Cohen (center).

J in 2009. Rosenfeld was honored for his The late Scott Ray was a longtime UHS
oe and Rachel Falender, of Deerfield, 50 years at IU and many contributions to (see Mazel Tov, page IN 5)
Ill., on the birth of their son Jeremy Seth the university and his academic field. The

Editorial June 7, 2019 The Jewish Post & Opinion – IN 3

Inside this Issue

On April 30, the Jewish Federation Holocaust” exhibit at the United States Simcha Announcements.........................2
Holocaust Memorial Museum. Editorial.....................................................3
of Greater Indianapolis had their 2019 Community Events .................................4
campaign kick-off. One of the special We do not have room to list all 37, but Seniors in Place .......................................7
events for that evening was a provocative two are writers we have published: Rabbi JAACI Hosts Dr. Kedar ..........................7
play titled, The Soap Myth by American Prof. Allen Podet, State University College Desert Bike Air in Israel........................8
playwright Jeff Cohen. It starred Ed Asner, At Buffalo and Dr. Rafael Medoff, The A Mezuzah On Every Door ...................8
a seven-time Emmy Award and five-time David S.Wyman Institute for Holocaust Hooverwood/Kraft Commons ..............9
Golden Globe Winner, famous for his role Studies. About the Cover ....................................10
as Lou Grant in television shows, The Kor Receives Living Legend Award .....11
Mary Tyler Moore Show airing from PRESS RELEASE Berebitsky Namesake of Film Award .....11
1970–77 and one of its spin offs titled Lou Hollywood mogul saved Jews from Hitler Obituaries ...............................................13
Grant from 1977–1982. – so why does U.S. Holocaust Museum Holocaust Educational Experience ....15
ignore him? BEZ Confirmation Class ......................16
Also, sponsored by The National Bank HHAI Graduates 2019 ..........................16
of Indianapolis, the venue for the play Thirty-seven prominent Holocaust HHAI Graduates’ Trip to Israel..........16
was the dazzling Palladium at the Center scholars, filmmakers, and other public Rabbi Tzuriel Gluck Awarded ...........16
for Performing Arts in Carmel. A delicious figures have signed a letter expressing Gathering of the Tribe..........................18
reception and chance to meet the concern about the refusal of the United Israel Independence Day – Indy........19
performers was held afterward. States Holocaust Memorial Museum to Lag B’Omer Celebration ......................19
recognize a Hollywood producer who Earth Day at the J–2019 ........................20
Asner was born in Kansas City to saved hundreds of Jews from Hitler.
Russian Jewish immigrants and he was PoThse Jtew&ishOpinion
raised Orthodox. In person, Asner is a lot The letter was organized by Sanford Jewish News and Opinion since 1935.
like he was on The Mary Tyler Moore Show C. Einstein, an entertainment industry
– cantankerous but endearing. He will be executive from Northern California, 1389 W 86th St. #160
90 in six months, but is still a talented actor. whose father was one of the Jews rescued Indianapolis, IN 46260
by Hollywood mogul Carl Laemmle. email: [email protected]
He told the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle, phone and fax: (317) 405-8084
a newspaper from one of the cities on the Laemmle was responsible for such website:
play’s touring schedule, that he has no legendary films as All Quiet on the Western publisher & editor: Jennie Cohen
plans to retire, or to even slow down.“Are Front and Phantom of the Opera. Himself graphic designer: Charlie Bunes
you crazy? Acting is life to me,”Asner said. a refugee from Germany, Laemmle served
“It gives me energy.” as a financial guarantor for several Simchas Welcome! Had a recent joyous
hundred Jews so they could flee from his occasion in your family or Jewish
The play had a narrator and only three hometown of Laupheim and other parts organization? The Jewish Post & Opinion
other actors beside Asner. The other cast of Nazi Germany. – IN Edition welcomes your announce-
members included Dee Pelletier, Ned ments for placement in our Simcha
Eisenberg, and Liba Vaynberg. Both Laemmle’s rescue efforts were cut short section (see page 2). Submit photos and
Pelletier and Eisenberg portrayed two by the Roosevelt administration, which text to: [email protected] Next
different people in this play. The acting informed him in 1938 that he was too old Deadline: Aug. 10, 2019. All decisions
was excellent as was the plot. to be considered a reliable guarantor for on publishing, date of placement, size of
any more refugees. He was 71 at the time. photo, and length of announcement are at
Asner plays a disgruntled, but loveable the sole discretion of the publisher.
Holocaust survivor who, during World War There is no mention of Laemmle in the
II, witnessed soap that was made from “Americans and the Holocaust” exhibit at that Laemmle was left out of the exhibit
the fat of human corpses. He even has the U.S. Holocaust Museum, although because they “were limited by a lack of
an actual photo of it. He would like the individuals who aided far fewer numbers artifacts or visual material related to
Holocaust Museum to include his story in of Jewish refugees are included – such as Laemmle.” Yet the New York Times and
an exhibit, but they say they cannot since Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus, who brought other news outlets had no trouble finding
there is not enough documentation to 50 refugee children to America. visual materials about Laemmle when they
back up his story. published articles about him in recent years.
The curators of the exhibit, Daniel Greene
The director of the museum claims this and Rebecca Erbelding, claimed to Einstein (See, example:
is vitally important because otherwise 04/13/movies/unlike-his-peers-a-studio-
Holocaust deniers will say it is a made-up chief-saved-jews-from-the-nazis. html.)
story. Furthermore, they will claim that
the other Holocaust exhibits were also And, back to the play, sometimes a
fabricated. The observer of the play has valuable part of a performance takes
to make up his or her own mind about place during the questions and answers
what is fact and what is a myth and how afterward. It was then that Jeff Cohen
important that difference is. mentioned PBS had filmed the play in
New York. He hoped it would eventually
Ironically, on May 31, one month after I
saw the play, I received the following press (see Editorial, page IN 4)
release. Along with it was a letter to the
Executive Director of the United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum, Sara
Bloomfield.The letter, signed by 37 scholars
expressed dismay at the omission of Carl
Laemmle from the “Americans and the

4 The Jewish Post & Opinion – IN June 7, 2019

Community Events up their Shabbat tables. Cost $25. Ticket EDITORIAL
price includes container, flowers, and
Bereavement support group instruction on floral arranging. For more (continued from page IN 3)
Tues., June 11 at 6 p.m., in Room A-17 info contact Margo Fox at 317-715-9268 or
[email protected] be available for viewing on local PBS
of the JCC. JFS and Ascension Health and stations, but he said it would definitely be
Home invite you to a Jewish bereavement Berry Picking with NEXTGen available on all streaming devices for free.
support group, co-facilitated by Brenda and PJ Library
Kenyon LCSW and Paula Glanzman Concluding remarks by Cohen: “When
Goldberg. While everyone processes grief Sun., June 23 from 10 a.m. – noon at you are upset about anti-Semitism and
and loss differently, healing is enhanced Spencer Farms, 7177 E. 161st St., you want to remember the victims of the
by sharing with others who have Noblesville. Enjoy this fun morning family Holocaust, I urge you to stand up against
experienced loss. Together, the group outing! Space is limited, so please sign Islamophobia, against hatred of all
will address the social, emotional and up in advance! $6/person. For more peoples who are the“other”– the different
spiritual dimensions of grief from a Jewish information, contact Matt Kramer- ones, the darker ones who worship a
perspective. This program is free of charge, Morning, Director of NEXTGen, at different God in a different way – because
and no registration is needed. For more [email protected] it is all the same thing.
information email Paula at [email protected] or Julie at 317-529-5497. Playdate with Beth Shalom You cannot just hide in the corner
and PJ Library watching and say, ‘Look they are going
NEXTGen Happy Hour after those other people so maybe they
Tues., June 11 and July 9 from 6–8 p.m. Sun., June 23 from 10:30 a.m.–noon, at won’t get to us.’ First of all, that is not the
Carter Play Space, Westfield. Children Jewish tradition. We are supposed to be on
NEXTGen hosts a community Happy ages 3–8. Loads of activities for all ages. the side of the oppressed. Secondly, they
Hour for Young Adults to meet in a fun, RSVP to Mickie Gurvis at [email protected] are going to come for us. They did it before
social setting every second Tuesday of the or PJ Library Coordinator and will do it again. We have to stand up
month. For more info contact Matthew Roberta Alder at [email protected] against all prejudice, bigotry and hatred.”
Kramer-Morning 317-715-9261 or
[email protected], Annual Celebration Lunch j iJennie Cohen, June 7, 2019

/jfginextgen. for Friends over 90
3550 E. 86th St., Indpls. Dinner and Cash
Indiana Court of Appeals at the JCC Wed., June 26 from noon–1:30 p.m., at Bar. $36 per person with check received by
Wed., June 12 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation, 6939 June 7, or $45 per person after June 7. No
Hoover Rd Sponsored by Jewish Family reservations accepted after June 22. All are
Experience a proceeding by Indiana’s second Services and Jewish Federation of Greater invited to attend this gala. See CBS web-
highest Court as they hear an actual case Indianapolis. For more info contact site at bethshalom for full details.
right here in Laikin Auditorium. Pamela Eicher at [email protected] or
317-715-6981. Best Selling Author Jennifer Weiner
Judges Margaret G. Robb, Paul D. Sun., June 30 from 7–9 p.m. at
Mathias and Robert R. Altice will hear oral IndyPride Interfaith Celebration
arguments for an actual, pending case. The Thurs., June 27 from 7–9 p.m., at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation. From
three-member panel of appellate judges, the #1 New York Times bestselling author
court staff and attorneys for the parties Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, 6501 of Who Do You Love and In Her Shoes
will participate. Don’t miss this close- N. Meridian St. Join the Indy Pride comes a smart, thoughtful, and timely
up look into our judicial system. Event community for a night of exploring how exploration of two sisters’ lives from the
FREE but pre-registration is appreciated. our different faith beliefs intersect with 1950s to the present as they struggle to
Contact Kelsey Eberle on Facebook our queer identity. There will be a group find their places – and be true to them- discussion around queer identity and selves – in a rapidly evolving world. Mrs.
or at [email protected] different religious practices. If you would Everything is an ambitious, richly textured
like to be a group leader please email journey through history – and herstory –
Hadassah Book Club Aaron Welcher at [email protected] as these two sisters navigate a changing
The following will meet on Mondays We are looking for all different faith America over the course of their lives. P
backgrounds to participate as leaders! art of the JCC’s Ann Katz Author Series,
at 7 p.m. June 17 Becoming by Michelle made possible in part by the Irwin and
Obama. Hostess Jennifer Berday. July 15 Beth Shalom: Ann Katz Cultural Arts & Education
Girl With Seven Names by H. Lee. Hostess Rabbi Halpern’s last service Endowment Fund.Contact Lev Rothenberg
Freddie Kaseff. Aug. 19 Educated by 317-715-9233 or [email protected]
Terra Westover. For more info or to Fri., June 29 at 6:30 p.m., at 849 W. 96th Cost $20 before June 12, then $25.
RSVP contact Helaine Herman at St., Indianapolis. Our beloved rabbi will
[email protected] lead his last Friday night service for us as Stories of Freedom Speaker Series
our sole clergy as he transitions to our first Thurs., July 18 from 7:30–8:30 p.m., at
Random Acts of Flowers with Rabbi Emeritus. Oneg Shabbat will be
JFGI Women’s Philanthropy hosted by his wife, Carol. Please join us Etz Chaim Sephardic Congregation, 6939
at services to wish him well. Each Friday Hoover Road. Speaker #2 – TBA. Etz
Wed., June 19 from 6–8 p.m., at night in June at 6:30 p.m., Beth Shalom Chaim’s Deborah Sisterhood presents a
Random Acts of Flowers, 1057 E. 54th St., will have services. See the CBS calendar series of speakers who will share their
Suite F, Indianapolis. Join us for an on our website at for personal stories of freedom. Please join us
evening of floral arranging! View a additional information and programming. for one or all of these special evenings
demonstration, then produce a floral which are spread throughout the year.
arrangement to take with you and a Rabbi Stanley Halpern’s Contact Batya Auerbach [email protected]
second arrangement that will be delivered Retirement Farewell Dinner or 317-251-6220. FB:@etzchai-
to residents at Hooverwood to brighten
Sat., June 30 at 6:30 p.m., at Maggiano’s, (see Events, page IN 6)

June 7, 2019 The Jewish Post & Opinion – IN 5

MAZEL TOV Rosalie Borselli and Carmel Ceraolo on graduated from the University of Maryland
May 18, 2019 at Newfields. Meredith is the May 24th. An Honors College graduate,
(continued from page IN 2) New Hampshire political director for 2020 Anat participated in the Design, Culture and
presidential candidate, Senator Kamala Creativity Program and was a Banneker-
board member and a scientist at Lawrence Harris for the People and Ian is the New Key Scholar, granting her a full four-year
Livermore and Dow. His wife and children Hampshire advocacy lead for Protect tuition, textbooks, room and board schol-
(both UHS alumni) established this Democracy. arship. In July, Anat will begin working
$10,000 annual scholarship to be awarded with Arabic speaking refugees for Youth
to an outstanding UHS graduating senior Refugee Services near Calais, France.
who not only excels in math and science,
but has demonstrated a commitment and Daniel Dorson (below, left), son of Patti
passion for sharing that knowledge with
others via tutoring and other activities. Freeman Dorson (below) and Roland
Dorson, grandson of Gloria Dorson,
Lisa Freeman and Kevin Hardie (below) graduated from the Sandra Day O’Connor
School of Law at Arizona State University.
on their 30th wedding anniversary, May 7.
Departing by canoe from the nuptial
festivities is something this lucky woman
(Lisa) will never forget – thanks for all the
surprises, Kev. Looking forward to many,
many more.

Anat Berday-Sacks (below, left with Sherry and Conrad Wicker of Los

her grandmother Libby Berday), daughter Angeles on the happy announcement of
of Jennifer Berday and Elisha Sacks, the birth of their daughter Isabel (below),
born May 24, 2019, weighing 7 lbs, 3 oz.
Bob Careskey on the celebratation of Maternal grandparents are Sally and Jack
Cotlar of Indianapolis. Paternal grandpar-
his 100th birthday on May 15, 2019. ents are Faith Dornbrand of Rockville,
MD and Bill Wicker of Beaufort, N.C.
Paternal great-grandparents are Mildred
and Harry Dornbrand of Potomac, MD.
Isabel has an older brother, Harrison, age
2. Isabel’s Hebrew name is Channah
Devorah bat Chaim.

Meredith Rose Shevitz (above, center),

daughter of Ellen and Richard Shevitz,
granddaughter of Lee and Reuben Shevitz
married Ian Ceraolo, son of Carla and
Paul Ceraolo of Tampa Fla., grandson of

Rabbi Avremel and Shaindy Gluck

(see top left of page IN 6) on being named
the new couple to lead the Chabad Center
at Purdue University in West Lafayette,

(see Mazel Tov, page IN 6)

6 The Jewish Post & Opinion – IN June 7, 2019

MAZEL TOV became grandparents when his daughter
and son-in-law had a baby boy.
(continued from page IN 5)

Josh Hasten (above center right – cour- Mo and Bucky Profeta (above right) ji

tesy photo), son of Hart (above center left) on their upcoming 60th wedding anniver- EVENTS
and Simona Hasten on being inducted sary July 19, 2019. They were married in
into the Yeshiva University Hall of Fame the Lincoln Hotel with Rabbi Nandor (continued from page IN 4)
on June 3rd for being an outstanding ten- Fruchtor and Cantor Jade officiating. He
nis player on the team when he was a stu- attended Manuel High School and she mindy or website:
dent. Also, on May 5th he and his wife went to Shortridge but they were set up
on a blind date by friends when they were Table Settings 2019
both 16.
Sun. and Mon., Aug. 4 and 5, from

11 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Congregation Beth-El
Zedeck. Featuring over thirty beautiful,
creative, and inspiring tablescapes staged
by local designers. There will be refresh-
ments and daily demonstrations. Tickets
are $10 at the door. Contact Jennifer Hodes
317-253-3441 or [email protected]

Parents Night Out (PNO)

Sat., Aug. 17 from 6–10 p.m., at the
JCC. The PNO program aids in creating
stronger family systems by offering
parents of children with special needs a
respite opportunity, as well as inclusive
programming for children of all abilities in
a safe, Jewish environment. Join us as we
explore the world through a variety of
activities, crafts, music and more! This
program series is sponsored by Jewish
Family Services. Contact Rachel Katz at
[email protected] for more information.
Cost $5 per child ages 2–12. Advanced
registration required.

Indianapolis Jewish and
Israeli Film Festival

Sun.–Thurs., Aug. 25–29 Films to be
(see Events, page IN 7)

June 7, 2019 The Jewish Post & Opinion – IN 7

Seniors in Place Ruthie) and mail to JFS. RSVP to Ruthie. JAACI Hosts Dr. Kedar
Payment must be received by June 10. $59
For additional events such as movies, Includes admission, dinner, table seating On May 19th JAACI (Jewish American
and transportation.
singing club, knitting club, bingo and more, Affairs Committee of Indiana) hosted Dr.
or for questions, tickets or to RSVP for these Color of Style: Indiana State Museum Mordechai Kedar of Bar Ilan University
events listed below, contact Ruth Gal at Tues., July 16, depart JCC at 1 p.m. at the Hasten Hebrew Academy for a
317-557-2265 or [email protected], unless stated thought provoking lecture on how the
otherwise. Please make all checks payable to Who we are shapes how we dress – and recent Israeli election results will influence
JFS and mail to 6905 Hoover Road, the colors we choose to wear. In this the chances for peace.

Indianapolis, IN 46260 Attn: Ruth Gal experience, learn how perceptions of color
have changed over time and see incredible
Book Club at HHAI outfits from the museum’s collection.
Tuesdays, June 11 and July 9 at 10:30 Discover which color best defines you, let
your creativity shine in the Style Studio
a.m. at 6602 Hoover Road. Meets the 2nd and find your perfect Instagrammable
Tuesday of each month. Please call Monica moment in this experience that’s all about
Rosenfeld at 317-255-3604 or 317-691-5907 playing with color and style. RSVP to
for more information. Books may be Ruthie. Payment must be received by July
picked up at the JFS office Mon.–Thurs. 1. Minimum of 7 people required. $25
9 a.m.–12 pm, Fri. 9 a.m.–2 p.m. All are Includes admission and transportation.
welcome. No charge.
Drum Circle: Bongo Boy (L-R) Rick Bentley, Dr. Mordechai Kedar,
Indiana Court of Appeals at the JCC Thurs., July 18 at 7:45 p.m., at 8481 Allon Friedman and Elliot Bartky.
Wed., June 12 from 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Bash Street, #1100. Come let loose your ji
Experience a proceeding by Indiana’s inner drummer in a warm and friendly
second highest Court as they hear an international drum circle. After drumming EVENTS
actual case right here in Laikin we will stop by DeBrand Fine Chocolates
Auditorium. Event FREE. Pre-registration at Keystone at the Crossing for coffee and (continued from page IN 6)
to Ruthie appreciated. dessert. RSVP to Ruthie by June 29.
Transportation will be provided if we screened include: Magic Men, The Sign
East Garden Summer Series: have a minimum of 7 people. Suggested for Love, Grateful: The Jenni Berebitsky
Movement for Wellness donation of $10/person for transportation. Story, Gloomy Sunday, Shoelaces, Rescue
Bus 300, The Unorthodox, Muhi: Generally,
Tues., June 18 from 6–7 p.m. at the Indianapolis Municipal Band Concert Temporary, Dear God, and The Invisibles.
Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street. Sun., July 28 at 7 p.m., at Lions Park, For more info contact Kelsey Eberle at
Adults are invited to Central Library’s East [email protected]
Garden to foster their well-being at this 115 S. Elm Street, Zionsville. Indy’s oldest
seated program designed to reduce stress, all-volunteer community band. RSVP to Indiana Jewish Historical Society
keep the brain agile and the body respon- Ruthie. No charge. Hoosier Jewish Legends Lunch
sive. Be prepared to play, be creative and
use your imagination! The rain-out Indianapolis Indians vs. Columbus Sun.., Aug 25 from noon–2:30 p.m., at
location will be inside in the Riley Room. Clippers Baseball Game The Table by Market District, 11505 North
FREE. Contact Ruthie to RSVP and carpool. Illinois Street, Carmel. Hoosier Jewish
Tues, July 30, depart JCC 6 p.m. We will Legends recognizes Hoosiers who have
Star-Spangled Symphony: have excellent seats. Dinner will be served made a significant and lasting impact to
Connor Prairie to us: hot dog, chips, drink and ice cream. their profession, community, and the
RSVP to Ruthie. Checks must be received fabric of our cultural heritage in Indiana.
Wed., July 3, depart JCC at 6 p.m. by July 5. $35 Includes transportation, For more info contact Sheila Greenwald at
Please make your choice of entree (ask admission & dinner. For more info call 317-872-0383 or [email protected]
Janet at 317-251-8881.

Senior Lunch Program and Game Day

Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at
noon in JCC’s Laikin Auditorium. Join the
Libby & David Fogle Lunch Bunch for
great food, conversations and program-
ming! We welcome anyone age 60 and
above to dine with us for just $3.
Transportation may be available upon
request. Please RSVP to Christy Morris at
[email protected] or call 317-259-6822.
Sponsor: Jewish Family Services (JFS).
Game Day is every month on the third
Tuesday at 1 p.m., after lunch. It is a
program sponsored by JFS for participants
in both the Libby & David Fogle Lunch
Bunch and Seniors In Place. Sponsored by
JFS, Libby & David Fogle Lunch Bunch,
and Seniors In Place.

8 The Jewish Post & Opinion – IN June 7, 2019

Desert Bike Air in Israel A Mezuzah is Indiana’s only Jewish nursing facility,
On Every Door proudly serving the community for 117
BY CARLA AVIVA MINTZ TAVEL years. Although the facility has residents
Two hundred Mezuzot – that’s how and staff of various backgrounds, nation-
My son Koby Tavel is on a gap year – alities and religions, Judaism serves as
many will be affixed to the doorposts of the underpinning of the Hooverwood’s
Kibbutz Ulpan at Ma’agan Michael, every Hooverwood Jewish Home resident mission. Marcia Goldstein, committee co-
followed by Magen David Adom (MDA) room, community space and office on chair, fondly remembers why her mother
studying in Jerusalem with Volunteering Sun., Sept. 22! Having recently undergone chose Hooverwood, where she contentedly
in Tel Aviv, and Walk About Love, an a total renovation of existing space and the lived for the last 4 and a half years of her
organized group walking the entire length addition of Kraft Commons assisted living life. “Although my mother considered
of the Israel National Trail. community, Hooverwood’s leadership is eager other senior facilities, being in a facility
to celebrate this final act of dedication. with yiddishkeit was the determining factor.”
Between MDA and his final program,
Koby had a break and I met him in Israel. Beautiful, multi-colored, enameled The importance of this project is reflected
When I told an Israeli friend that I wanted mezuzot featuring a Tree of Life will be in the words of Dr. Murray Firestone,
to walk into the desert, forget about the affixed throughout the building’s interior Hooverwood President, when he notes
stresses of work and bond with my son, he and lovely hand-made Rosenthal mezuzot “Many thanks to the Mezuzah project for
said,“What; are you crazy?You don’t know were chosen for the entrance doors of literally writing‘... the words of God on the
what you’re doing. Check this out.” both Hooverwood and Kraft Commons. gates and doorposts of…our house’.
...and he sent me the link to Desert Bike Hooverwood is home for many, the
Air: This multi-generational mezuzah hang- Indianapolis Jewish Home, and the tradi-
ing event will feature IHC’s 65th Street tion and mitzvah of hanging mezuzot is a
Being a recreational Indiana mountain Klezmorium, Klezmer band, activities for reminder that those who live and work
biker and a bike commuter nine months all ages and an ice-cream social. here do so according to Jewish heritage
out of the year, I thought, WOW, this is for under God’s watchful care.”

me. It turned out to be the most amazing “We invite the entire community to
experience. Challenging and scenic purchase mezuzot in honor of current
mountain bike trails, fantastic people from Hooverwood residents or in memory of
around the world, coupled with fantastic your own loved ones, and then join us on
food and shared desert-style sleeping September 22 at 2 p.m., for this extraordi-
accommodations. nary and special occasion. What a mean-
ingful event to share this opportunity with
I’m not going to lie. It was challenging. our children and grandchildren as we bless
The first day I thought I’d faced defeat. My the newly remodeled Hooverwood,”states
rear didn’t stop hurting until it was so Shelley Kahn, Mezuzah project co-chair.
numb it didn’t hurt any more. I thought
Koby was going to strangle me when I The Tree of Life mezuzot, which include
met up with him at the end of the first day, a kosher scroll, are only $72 each. Donors
but I didn’t hear a peep. Game on! are welcome to assist community clergy
and leadership in affixing the mezuzot
Oddly enough, the mind has a miracu- they purchase. Caitin Lubline ([email protected]
lous way of instantaneously forgetting and Brittany Scheidt
pain, allowing me to carry on, so after each ([email protected]) are happy to
day, I was able to rest and restart. I kept assist contributors with donations. Names
promising the group I was not always of those who purchase mezuzot, along with
going to be the last one to drag in, but the names of those who are being honored
honestly, it was Shaul (79 years old) who and remembered, will be published and
kept me motivated by catching up to me distributed at the September 22 event.
every time I thought I’d met my goal.
Hooverwood, an affiliate agency of the
After the trip, Koby and I rested our Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis,
weary souls by the Dead Sea for a couple
of days before he started his “Walk About
Love”. Find out more at http://walka-

Hooverwood Mezuzah Project Order Form

Please submit to: Caitin Lubline ([email protected]) or Brittany Scheidt ([email protected])

June 7, 2019 The Jewish Post & Opinion – IN 9

Commons – a Full
Service Complex

Hooverwood has been in existence ualized meals per day made by their chefs and occupational therapy available.
in the facility. Also included will be a bistro Transportation is available within 5-mile
since 1902, although it was originally area for Happy Hours and coffee, where radius of Hooverwood. Hours are Mon.–
called the Jewish Shelter House and then family of all ages can come spend time Fri. from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
in 1929 the Borinstein Home. Next year it with the residents. The aim was to make
will be celebrating 50 years at the current this campus feel like home. Also they The new Wellness Program includes
location on Hoover Road in Indianapolis. plan to have programs with the Jewish Parkinson’s Rock Steady Boxing. It will
Their rich history, traditions, community Federation of Greater Indianapolis and also be offering a wide range of services
involvement, and commitment to person- Jewish Family Services so that when and classes including Yoga, massage, and
centered care truly make Hooverwood a someone comes onto the campus, they physical therapy. The Jewish Community
nurturing place. can have it all. Center fitness facilities are open to resi-
dents but these classes will be especially
Continuing this early tradition, a lot has The Adult Day Center (photos above) designed for senior citizens. Also the
taken place since Evan Lubline became the opened in March for those who need a programs will be open to the public and
CEO 18 months ago. Not only have they break from home. It is a social, medical not only for the residents. For more infor-
expanded from simply being a nursing home model and provides: hands-on care and mation, contact Brittany at 317-644-8257
with a complete renovation, but also the medication administration; personal or email [email protected] or go
brand new Assisted Living, Kraft Commons hygiene care; two nutritious meals and to

opens this summer (see below). snacks; individualized activity program-
ming and outings; and physical, speech
This Jewish Assisted Living in will have
26 apartments. It is going to be luxurious
and unique with a wide range of care
levels for those who need a lot of care to
those who are still driving and playing
golf. The goal was to expand services to
help the community whether one needs it
today or possibly sometime in the future.

Kraft Commons will have three individ-

10 The Jewish Post & Opinion – IN June 7, 2019

About the Cover reminder of the tremendous journey the mative development of the Negev.”
Jewish people have endured and our shared The American Friends of Soroka
The History of the Star of David role in crafting the next great chapter in
By Marc Bennett Jewish history,” remarks Ron B. Meier, PhD Medical Center have also commissioned
Executive Director American Society for Bennett to create a monumental depiction
The Star of David is the most universally Yad Vashem. “We are honored to have it of his artwork. This installation of The
prominently displayed at Yad Vashem in History of the Star of David will become
recognized symbol of Judaism and one of Israel and in our offices in NYC.” the focal point for Soroka’s new Legacy
the oldest recognizable symbols in history. Heritage Oncology Center and Dr. Larry
Despite its instantly recognizable form, In keeping with Marc Bennett’s reason Norton Institute’s healing garden, set to
the Star of David has a history that is for creating the History of the Star of David be unveiled later this year at the Soroka
unknown to many. The History of the Star as a gift and vehicle for positive change, campus in Be’er Sheva, Israel.
of David by Marc Bennett explores the the artist has joined forces with Soroka
complex journey of the Star of David Medical Center (rendering above, right), Marc Bennett is an artist and filmmaker
through 18 iterations of its use spanning Israel’s most strategic hospital to create from Brooklyn, N.Y., and a member of the
centuries. The artwork a philanthropic project. Through this Directors Guild of America. Bennett has
allows viewers to bear collaboration, 10 percent of all History of been honored with numerous awards
witness to the depths and the Star of David art sales will be donated including; the Art of California Magazine’s
heights of the journey of to Soroka in perpetuity. Limited edition “Discovery Award,” the Stamford Art
the Jewish people. The prints signed by the artist make an unfor- Association’s “Color Award,” and was
History of the Star of David gettable gift, while providing funds to honored with the“World Medal”from the
inspires and educates the support Soroka’s life-saving mission.
public on the development M. Bennett Bennett’s beautifully finished metal and (see Cover, page IN 11)
of this symbol and the meanings it has paper prints are delivered ready to display
come to evoke from remote antiquity up and are available for purchase at
to the current State of Israel. Bennett’s
artwork evokes a sense of survival and
determination, as well as a celebration of “This is a significant opportunity for Soroka
Jewish culture, tradition and faith. Medical Center that will support our life-
saving mission,” states Dr. Shlomi Codish,
Pictured on the cover is star number 5 of Director General for Soroka Medical Center.
the 18, a detail from the engraving of the “The artwork’s intrinsic optimism for the
printer Isaac Foà, Venice, Italy, from 1731– future reflects Soroka’s current strategic role
1798. The Foàs were a well-known family for the State of Israel, enabling the transfor-
run printing company of Hebrew prayer
books, schoolbooks, and biblical literature. GOOD FOOD
Their family mark shows the Star of David
over a palm tree flanked by two lions. Lions Downtown • Carmel • Fashion Mall
often refer to the Tribe of Judah and the
palm tree often symbolized water, around
which they grew, fertility, Judea and even-
tually a symbol for all of Palestine, and
later, Israel. Successive members of the
Foà family used this as their distinctive
printer’s mark on the many books they
printed. Printing had a revolutionary
influence on the religious and cultural life
of Jewish communities everywhere: on
books and their distribution, on learning
and education, and on synagogal rites.

Bennett originally created this artwork as
a gift to his Rabbi to celebrate the opening
of The Aspen Jewish Community Center.
Since then, The History of the Star of David
artwork has created something of a move-
ment that remembers the challenges and
triumphs of our culture’s past and inspires
us to create a better future. Many presti-
gious institutions have since acquired
pieces from Bennett’s series, including;
Yad Vashem, the Los Angeles Museum of
the Holocaust, Sinai Temple Los Angeles,
the Aspen Jewish Community Center, and
the Jona Goldrich Center for Digital
Storytelling at USC Shoah Foundation –
The Institute for Visual History and
Education, and others.

“The History of the Star of David is a
radiant work of art that serves as a daily

June 7, 2019 The Jewish Post & Opinion – IN 11

Kor to Receive IHS Berebitsky Honored as COVER
Living Legend Award Namesake & Inspiration (continued from page IN 10)
New York Festivals’ Television Advertising
Eva Kor will receive the honor of 2019 of New Film Award Awards. Bennett’s artwork has been used
in campaigns to raise awareness for
Living Legend by the Indiana Heartland Film Inc. will be starting a numerous organizations such as the
Historical Society (IHS) at the annual Anti-Defamation League, the Simon
gala on July 25, at the Eugene and Marilyn new cash prize award as part of their Indy Wiesenthal Center, and the Museum of
Glick Indiana History Center in down- Shorts International Film Festival (Indy Tolerance. Bennett’s current directorial
town Indianapolis. Each year the HIS Shorts). It will be titled, “The Jenni projects include; The Tattooed Torah,
recognizes extraordinary Hoosiers for Berebitsky Legacy Award.” Each year, the featuring Ed Asner’s voice narrating the
their contributions on the local, state and winner will be one short film in the Indy renowned children’s book, and I Ride for
national level. This year’s other honorees Shorts lineup that best embodies Jenni’s the Living, an inspirational story about
include former Apple Retail and Burberry spirit and legacy. the annual bike ride from Auschwitz to
executive Angela Ahrendts; champions of the JCC in Krakow, Poland. Bennett is
Catholic education Dan and Beth Elsener; Craig Prater, Heartland Film President, committed to using art and film as visual
and former Indianapolis Colts quarterback said: “Jenni has lived courageously and languages that entertain, educate, enlighten,
Peyton Manning. joyfully with the challenges of this relentless and inspire positive change worldwide.
disease (ALS), and we’re thrilled to award To learn more about The History of the
As one of few surviving twins of medical a filmmaker this prize in her honor. The Star of David and Marc Bennett visit
experiments by Nazi doctor Josef Mengele winning film will best capture the triumph For merchandise
at Auschwitz, Holocaust survivor Eva Kor of the human spirit and a person’s capacity licensing opportunities please email:
has shared her story for the past 40 years. to inspire others, just as Jenni does.” [email protected]

Her personal account offers many relevant
lessons on the dangers of hate and preju- Mark your calendar now to see the win- ji
dice, and the consequences of allowing ning film plus all the other amazing
prejudice to persist, unchecked, in others. shorts! The film festival will be July 25–28, film, Grateful: The Jenni Berebitsky Story
at Newfields. Tickets for Indy Shorts and her book, ALS Saved My Life...until
In addition, Eva’s life lessons and events and screenings can be purchased it didn’t AND for the difference she’s
message of forgiveness have touched the online at Film also show- making for so many!

lives of millions of people. She describes ing at Indy-Israeli Fillm Festival at the JCC
her forgiving of the Nazis in 1995 as an act in August.
of self-healing, self-liberation, and self-
empowerment; forgiveness is not about Mayor Joe Hogsett proclaimed May
the perpetrator, not about forgetting. It 6, 2019 Jenni Berebitsky Day for her
is one step toward repairing the world
by helping victims free themselves from
perpetrators and remove anger and
hatred. Eva’s message of healing reaches
around the globe and across social,
economic, and cultural boundaries.

In April 2017 Eva Kor received the
Sachem Award from Governor Eric
Holcomb. This award is given annually to
recognize a lifetime of excellence and
moral virtue that has brought credit and
honor to the state of Indiana. The next
month she was named Grand Marshal of
the Indianapolis 500 Festival Parade.

Dr. Jenni Berebitsky, with her husband and
son Dr. Jeff and Philip Berebitsky.

Eva Kor (L) with auto racing legend Mario
Andretti on the occasion of the 2017
Indianapolis 500 Mile Race holding the
traditional winner’s bottom of milk.

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June 7, 2019 The Jewish Post & Opinion – IN 13

Obituaries 2019. Son to Edith and or B’nai Torah
Richard Kopfstein, he was
Tobias “Toby” Cohen, 95, passed born in Chicago on Nov.
away Feb. 16, 2019. He was born Jan. 15, 26, 1945. Raised on their Irving Joseph Levy
1924 in Indianapolis to the late Joseph north side, Larry became a 79, of Westminster, Colo.,
Cohen and Eva Hartman Cohen. Toby Restaurant owner of DK formerly of Indianapolis,
graduated from Shortridge High School Brunchies, after returning passed away peacefully
and was then drafted into the Army. home from Vietnam. He moved his family with family by his side
During WWII, he was a combat medic in to Indianapolis in 1974 and opened a on March 9, 2019. Irv
Italy. When the war ended, he attended Restaurant/Disco called The Reunion. was born in Rochester,
Butler University. Larry then opened Industrial Liquidators N.Y., on July 14, 1939 and later moved
buying and selling interesting items, as to Indianapolis. He was preceded in death
Toby and his brother, Nate, opened well as holding auctions. by his parents, Sophie and Joseph Levy;
Army-Navy surplus stores around the city. immigrants from Monastier Serbia; sister,
The last store was located at 71st and In March of 1992, he met the love of his Dolores Schankerman; and his first
Michigan Rd. During his 55 years, he and life, Rhonda Wagman and they married in wife, Naomi Kraus. Irv graduated from
his brother helped a number of veterans, 1995 which turned into a 24 year romance. Shortridge High School in 1957 and
police personnel, Boy Scout troops and Together they started Gabriel Industrial received his Bachelors, Masters, and EdD
fire department personnel as well as the Park which still exists today. from Indiana University.
Larry loved building remote control Irv lived his life through service to others.
His loving family loved his stories, boat models, being the ultimate host to his He was on the board of directors for
charm, loving disposition and giving friends and neighbors, cooking, and many organizations including Etz Chaim
personality. He loved having friends and boating on their lake. He had a serious Sephardic Congregation, Kiwanis Club of
family to come and play tennis and swim love for speaking Yiddish, and taught a Indianapolis and Arvada, Colo., and
in the pool. Having played tennis for 70 Yiddish class at the JCC. Larry also taught Temple Micah in Denver. He served
years, he taught a few people how to play a class on the Holocaust at Indianapolis multiple terms as President and Vice
the game. Hebrew Congregation (IHC) and traveled President of Etz Chaim, ScoutMaster of
with his students to the United States Troop 18, Cub Master, and President of the
Toby is survived by his wife of 27 years, Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., Resident Council of the Covenant Village
Linda “Lynn” K. Cohen; step-son, for a day trip. retirement home in Westminster, Colo. Irv
Christopher L. Gillette (Christina); five was a member of Centre Lodge #23 where
grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Ruby E. He was a member of B’nai Torah and he was a 3rd Degree Mason and 32nd
Dinning of Wasilla, Ark., and also many cherished his Monday Lunch n’ Learns. Degree Shriner. Irv received the Boy Scout
nephews and nieces; great-nephews and He shared Rhonda’s love for the Cayman District Award of Merit, Silver Beaver, and
great-nieces; and two great-great Islands and had dreamed of living there Silver Antelope. Everyone was equal in
nephews (one of which is his name-sake). someday. Irv’s eyes, he treated everyone with love
He was preceded in death by his brothers, and respect and gave his time freely.
Reuben, Jess, Nate, Albert and Arthur; and He is survived by his wife, Rhonda;
his sisters, Esther Fogel, Belle Pels and children Meredith (Paul) Glassman, Irv and his loving wife, Elaine, spent
Ethel Lazar. Florida, Sara (Dorin) Weinschrott, almost every moment of their retirement
Noblesville and Jennifer (Rick) Lapins, cooking for people in need. They cooked
Memorial contributions may be made to Chicago. Grandchildren include Ellie thousands of meals for Community
the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st Mathias, Faigy, Zev, Chaya Mina (Minnie) Dinner program, Family Promise, and the
Street, Ste 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240. and Tova Glassman, Liam and Charlotte Delores Project at Arvada Methodist
Thank you to Alliance Home Health Care Weinschrott and Daniel and Alex Lapins. Church and for the Homeless Women’s
and St. Vincent Hospice for their gentle, Brother Reuven (Cynthia) Berns, NewYork Initiative at Temple Micah.
loving care of Toby. Arrangements entrusted and sister-in-law Suzi Wagman.
to A.R.N. Funeral & Cremation Irv is survived by his wife, Elaine
Services. Services were held on March 8th at Cartwright Levy of Westminster, Colo.,
Flanner and Buchanan in Carmel, followed children, Sharon Levy of Westfield, Ind.,
Larry Berns, 73, passed on March 7, by burial at IHC North Cemetery. In lieu Jeff (Rachel) of Providence, R.I., Christine
of flowers, Contributions may be made (Brett) Ohlen, Jane Winter, and Warren
to Indiana Jewish Discovery Center Cartwright of Colorado; grandchildren,
Drew, Heather, Adam and Miriam Levy,
Aaron The Jewish Funeral Home of Greater Indianapolis Alli, Ana, and James Cartwright; Paul and
Ruben 317-873-4776 Dale Winter, and Andrew Ohlen; and
A R N Nelson great-granddaughter, Gabriella.
11411 N. Michigan Road
Funeral Services were held at Aaron-
just north of I-465 Ruben-Nelson Mortuary, March 12th,
interment followed at Etz Chaim
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send
donations to the food shelters at The
Delores Project or Family Promise of
Arvada, Colo., or donate your time
through service in his memory.

Todd Andrew Pearson, 33, beloved
son, grandson, father and brother passed

(see Obituaries, page IN 14)

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OBITUARIES Indianapolis. Irv graduat- Corporation and later went out on his
ed from Hughes High own brokering salvaged telephone
(continued from page IN 13) School and attended the equipment switching stations across the
University of Cincinnati. country. This let him combine two of
away on March 14, 2019. He was born He enlisted in the U.S. his favorite past-times while flying/driving
Oct. 16, 1985. Todd was a graduate of Army and served in cross country – his love of listening to
North Central High School and Indiana Germany. He retired from classical music and his passion for photo-
University. He worked in warehouse Allstate Insurance Company after 31 graphing the people and things he found
operations for Sysco Foods. He was a years. Irv was a member of North Park in the world around him. He spent most of
member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity Masonic Lodge #646 and a long-time his life, including up to the end, on his
at Indiana University. member of the Indianapolis Hebrew own terms.
Congregation (IHC) and its Brotherhood.
Todd is survived by his parents: Debbie In the 1980’s, Irv played an integral role in He was preceded in death by his father,
and Steve Pearson; his daughter, Lily the Russian Resettlement Program in George Edelstein; mother, Jean (Youkilis)
Pearson; brother, Brian (Laurie) Pearson; Indianapolis. He enjoyed auctions, flea (Edelstein) Leffel, step father, Louis Leffel
sister, Stacy Pearson; and maternal grand- markets and garage sales and was a part- and step brother and sister, Donald Leffel
parents, Dr. Harvey and Judy Himelstein. time dealer of antiques and collectibles. and Rhea (Leffel) Krulewitch. He is
He loved history and archeology and survived by his beloved nieces, nephews,
Graveside services were held on March participated in digs in Israel. and cousins. Funeral services were held
18th in Indianapolis Hebrew Cemetery on April 4th at Aaron-Ruben-Nelson
North. Memorial contributions may be Irv is survived by his loving wife of 65 Mortuary and burial services were April
made to Progress House, 201 Shelby years, Joy (Heffron) Rheins; four children, 5th in Love Brothers Cemetery in
Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 Carole Faye Walters, Rabbi Richard (Rabbi Cincinnati.
Susan) Rheins, David Rheins and Cherie
Jordan Liebman, 88, died March 10, Rheins (Thomas) Morgan; six grand- Memorial contributions may be made in
2019. He was the husband of Joan children, Daniel G. Morgan, Claire Alexa Jerry’s memory to Congregation Beth-El
Leibman; father of Ted (Nora), Rachel Morgan, Joshua Rheins, Samuel Rheins, Zedeck or to CICOA Foundation, 8440
(Paul Garfinkel), Sara (Pete Elms), Dena Jakob Rheins and Isadore Rheins; his much Woodfield Crossing Blvd., Suite 175,
(Marijke Torfs) and Maya (Robert Gross) loved sisters-in-law, Susan Hugenberg Indianapolis, IN 46240-4359 or through
Leibman. and Nancy Brandi, and brother-in-law, their website at
Ray Heffron and their families.
A gathering was held on March 15th Richard “Dick” Reed, 86, passed
at the Leibman residence. Jordan, an Services were held on March 20th at away April 8, 2019. Born in New York City
architecture buff, built this house from a A.R.N. Funeral & Cremation Services. May 10, 1932, he attended Brooklyn Tech
design by renowned Indiana architect Burial followed in the IHC Northside and Brooklyn Poly Tech. He moved to
Evans Woollen, in the shape of a round Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions Indianapolis in the 1960s and built a life
barn. It has been called one of the most may be made to IHC. here. He was a loyal family man who was
unusual and beautiful homes in always there for anyone who needed him.
Indianapolis. Jerrold “Jerry” Sol Leffel, 80
Dick is survived by his loving wife, Fran;
Drew Jacob Yaakov Ben Yosef passed away on March 30, 2019. Jerry was sons, Owen and Andrew (Terri); grand-
Schwartz, 60, died suddenly on March born in Columbus, Ohio on Feb. 2, 1939. children, Krystina, John, Darci, Andy,
16, 2019 at his residence, surrounded by He was a long time resident of Sarah, and Genna; and great-grandchil-
his loving family. He was born in Flint, Indianapolis. After attending Shortridge dren, Kaiya, Brantley, Brookelynn,
Mich., on Sept. 17, 1958. He has resided in High School, he graduated from Purdue Kambreey, and Luna.
Indianapolis for numerous years. Drew University in 1964 where he was a
was a self taught entrepreneur and owner member of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity. Dick led a rich and full life. He loved
of SAYLR Construction LLC. He is the outdoors and was a fixture in the
survived by his wife Shelley Shifra; He started his work career at Western bicycle community for many years. His
children Samuel Shmoel Yosef, Lauren Electric Company in Indianapolis, with portrait with his bicycle was in the
Leah Yonina, Asher Pinchas Yirmiyahu, several inventions accredited to him. He Indianapolis Museum of Art for several
Rachel, Yitzchak Yehoshua; brother Kevin; later joined the family scrap metal years. Dick was a member of Indianapolis
sisters Gizela, Sharise, Heather, Karen recycling business, Industrial Salvage
and Stacey; several nieces, nephews, and (see Obituaries, page IN 17)
friends. He was preceded in death by
his parents Joseph and Phyllis; and his Meridian Hills North
brother Steve. Drew was full of life, had
a terrific sense of humor, his skills and APARTMENTS
hobbies were never ending. He had a
deep love for his children and family. 251-1900
Drew was devoted to his faith. A funeral
service was held March 18th at Located at 64th and Hoover Rd.
Congregation B’nai Torah. Rabbi Israel
Gettinger officiated. In lieu of flowers, Happy Summer from the
donations may be made to Camp Ben Mordoh Family & the Staff

Irvin C. Rheins, 84, was born on
April 7, 1934 in Cincinnati to the late
Alexander (Sandy) and Ida Rheins. He
passed away on March 17, 2019 in

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Remembering the Holocaust: An Interactive Educational Experience

It all started almost a year ago, when by adults or even high school or college four teachers had an opportunity to show-
students, but it was created by 5th–8th case the finished project, along with
four Hasten Hebrew Academy of grade HHAI students. Then two weeks dozens of other Jewish Day schools from
Indianapolis teachers, Patricia Berg, Sarit later at a colloquium in New Jersey, the across North America.

Linkon, Matthew Tucker and Michael
Voskoboynik (pictured right), participated HHAI teachers (L-R) Matthew Tucker, 901 east 64th street
in a conference in California, which Sarit Linkon, Patricia Berg, and Michael indianapolis, in 46220
initiated rebuilding of the HHAI Voskoboynik showcase the new HHAI 317.257.5757
Holocaust Museum. Holocaust Museum in New Jersey.

The grand re-opening of the Hasten the place to chill®
Hebrew Academy Holocaust Museum
took place at the HHAI Cultural Arts
Center on May 5th. It included a tour of
the newly renovated interactive Holocaust
Museum; a premiere of the project process
documentary; a musical performance
featuring music of the Holocaust by Ball
State University musicians; and authentic
shtetl cuisine catered by Dina Hasten.
Mark Hasten told about his experiences
surviving the Holocaust.

The interactive museum would be
considered extraordinary if it was done

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Beth-El Zedeck Confirmation Class of 2019 Hasten Hebrew Academy of

Indianapolis Graduates 2019

Front Row (L-R): Joshua Friedman, Eli Kurlander, Madison Mundy, Isabella Birany, Hailey HHAI Graduates’
Fox, Jacob Kurlander, Tristen West. Back Row (L-R): Rabbi Dennis Sasso, Teacher Mr. Trip to Israel
Alvin Katzman, Dalton Waldman, Ryan Plaskoff, Benjamin Fang, Rabbi Shelley
Goldman, Education Director George Kelley, Cantor Melissa Cohen.

The three students (right) of this year’s

HHAI graduating class joined with about
30 other students from other American
Jewish Day schools for their annual trip to
Israel. From the Western Wall to rafting on
the Jordan, a memorable time was had by all.

Rabbi Tzuriel Gluck, Judaics teacher at the JOHN H. PAYNE
Hasten Hebrew Academy, was a recipient of ASSOCIATES, INC.
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OBITUARIES throughout Indiana. He was widely D. Giles. He is also survived by four
respected by members of the Indiana wonderful grandchildren: Theo, David,
(continued from page IN 14) banking community and often asked to Yoona, and Adam.
speak at statewide banking conferences
Hebrew Congregation (IHC) and attended and to participate on the boards of various Frank was a longtime member of
Torah Study for many years. He was also a not for profit loan assistance organiza- Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation. A
member of the Broad Ripple Masonic tions. He was honored to be a recipient memorial service was held there on
Lodge. A funeral service was held April of a lifetime achievement award from April 23. Donations may be made to the
12th at IHC. Premier Capital Corporation. synagogue at or Kennedy’s
Disease Association.
Esther Siegel Epstein, 95, beloved Fred was a lifelong member of
sister, wife, mother, grandmother and Congregation Beth El Zedeck, proudly Seymour “Sy” Schwartz, 90, of
great grandmother passed away in serving as its President from 1979 –1981. Indianapolis passed away
Bloomington, Ind., on April 13, 2019. He oversaw the establishment of the Beth on April 21, 2019. He was
El Zedeck Foundation. born in Brooklyn to the
Esther was born Sept. 7, 1923 to Samuel late Max and Bertha
and Rose Siegel. A long-time resident of Fred enjoyed sharing his passions for Schwartz. After obtaining
Indianapolis she was a graduate of golf, fishing, skeet shooting, boating and his BBA from City College
Manuel High School and worked for more with his entire family. He is survived of New York in 1950, Sy
many years as a sales associate at Perry’s by his wife of 60 years, Judy, and his chil- went on to become a Certified Public
Luggage and Gifts. Esther was a 51-year dren, David (Miriam) Resnick and Laurie Accountant and was a founder and part-
member of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, (Lowell) Rolsky; grandchildren, Daniel ner at Peachin Schwartz and Weingardt,
an active member of the JCC, and of (Andrea) and Alison Resnick, Jordan, Josh P.C. He was also a past President of Bnai
Hooverwood Guild. Esther had a particu- and Jeremy Rolsky; great grandson, Brith Choban Lodge and the Keren
lar fondness for the many dogs she cared Jonathan Resnick and sister, Jeannie L’Israel Investment Club. Seymour was a
for through her lifetime, she was an avid Cohen. He will be loved and missed, and member of the American Institute of CPAs
bridge player and with her late husband, his memory will be forever cherished. and the Indiana CPA Society, where he
Gerald “Jerry” Epstein DDS, they traveled was on a number of committees. He was
extensively and were volunteers at We wish to extend our sincere gratitude on the Board of the JCC for 14 years where
Gleaners Food Bank. to the doctors and nurses at Seton he played racquetball for over 50 years. In
Specialty Hospital for the wonderful care 2009, Sy, at the age of 81, won a Silver
Esther is survived by her devoted family, and warmth they provided. medal in racquetball doubles at the
daughter, Laurie (Michael Terris) Epstein- Huntsman Senior World Games in St.
Terris and their sons, Ben and Sam Terris; Funeral services were April 22, at George, Utah. He was also a tutor at
son, Mark (Joan) Epstein and their son, Congregation Beth-El Zedeck and burial Spring Mill School for many years. He
Ross (Gwen) Epstein and his daughter, following in Beth-El Zedeck North belonged to Congregation Beth-El Zedeck.
Leota Epstein; and daughter, Ellen (Jane Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be
Rogan) Epstein. made to Congregation Beth-El Zedeck He was preceded in death by his former
Foundation. wives, Gloria M. Berger and Lois Tarshes;
Memorial contributions may be made to mother and father, Bertha and Max
Beth-El Zedeck, Hooverwood Guild, or Franklin D. Giles II, Schwartz; brother, William Schwartz; and
your local Humane Society. Graveside 61, passed away on April sister, Rose Horwitz.
funeral services were April 17, in Beth-El 21, 2019. He was a lifelong
Zedeck North Cemetery. resident of Indianapolis. Seymour is survived by his loving family,
He was a graduate of New sons, Mark I. (Arlene) Schwartz of
Fred Resnick, 81, devoted and loving Palestine High School and Colleyville, Texas and Steven H. (Sharon)
husband, father, brother, a proud alumnus of Schwartz of St. Louis; daughters, Helene
grandfather, great-grand- Indiana University where he earned his S. (Mark) Rosen of Charlotte, N.C., and
father and friend passed Ph.D. An educator, Frank taught Calculus Marla L. (Douglas) Rubenstein of
away on April 17, 2019. and Chemistry at Brebeuf Jesuit High Indianapolis; step-children, Deb (Steven)
Fred was a life-long resi- School and directed Technology programs Catton, of Indianapolis, and David
dent of Indianapolis, born at Pike and Lawrence Township Schools. (Deborah) Tarshes of Seattle, Wash.; ten
on June 22, 1937 to the Prior to retirement he served as Associate grandchildren, David, Lauren, Trevor,
late Nathan and Rae (nee Pozner) Superintendent at Perry Township Schools. Jeremy, Trey, Adam, Kayla, Jenna, Julia, and
Resnick. He was a 1955 graduate of Frank had many hobbies, including Scuba Ryan; and two step-grandchildren, Will
Shortridge High School and graduated Diving, and he taught diving for years. and Jamie.
from Indiana University in 1959.
Frank is survived by his wife, Lynn; step- Memorial contributions may be made
Fred was the founder and President of daughter, Trisha Miller (Sam Goodstein); to the Jewish Federation of Greater
The Madison Company, Inc. which assisted stepson, Brad Miller (Jae-eun); his brother, Indianapolis or the Ovar Coming
in securing financing for businesses Tom Giles (Tina) and his father, Franklin Together, 2625 N. Meridian Street, Suite
108, 46208.

Funeral services were April 24th at the
Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Mortuary. Burial
followed at the Beth-El Zedeck Cemetery

Max Nelson, 81, passed away in early
May. Lifelong resident of Indianapolis,
Max was a 1955 graduate of Shortridge

(see Obituaries, page IN 18)

18 The Jewish Post & Opinion – IN June 7, 2019

OBITUARIES In 1956, Max enlisted in the United Gathering of the Tribe
States Army Reserves, serving as platoon
(continued from page IN 17) leader for his machine records unit in Fort On Sunday, July 14, 2019, C.H.A.I.M.
Benjamin, Ind., and Governor’s Island, N.Y.
high school. In 1955, he – Children of Holocaust Survivors
began working for Aaron- Max always had a lifelong passion for Association In Michigan – will host the
Ruben Funeral Home political action and community service. In fourth annual “Gathering of the Tribe,” a
located at 20th and 1968, Max began his own campaign as a gathering of children and grandchildren
Meridian Street in Democrat for the 6th district of the United of Holocaust Survivors. The Gathering
Indianapolis. States House of Representatives. Max will take place at the Holocaust Memorial
emphasized his desire for a prompt and Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Max was the child of immigrant parents. peaceful resolution to American involve- Discussion topics include How to Create
From an early age he spent many long ment in Vietnam, expansion of federal aid Educational Presentations About Our
hours working in their family market, for educational programs, and support for Parents’Histories, A Seminar on Genealogy
which helped shape his dream for a better the on-going civil rights movement. Max (about how to trace our family’s roots),
life. Schoolmates fondly recall Max’s grade served as Ward Chairman for ten years and A Group Discussion about the future
school essay presentation, when he first following his congressional bid. role of children and grandchildren of
expressed his desire to become a funeral survivors in Holocaust education. The cost
director to build a more prosperous future Max served as President of the Jewish is $25 per person which includes lunch,
for himself and his family. In 1964, after Community Relations Council from 1974– dietary laws observed. Dinner at a local
ten years of apprenticeship and employ- 1977, and received the L.L. Goodman kosher restaurant, will be an option. To
ment, Max was able to fulfill his dream award for community service in 1977. register, please contact Rosa Chessler at
and purchase the Aaron-Ruben funeral [email protected]

home, which was renamed the Aaron- Max was a lifelong entrepreneur in the
Ruben Nelson funeral home, and relocated Indianapolis area. In addition to the ji
to a brand new facility on 86th St and funeral home, Max owned a janitorial
Ditch Rd where they would remain for the service, mobile advertising company, asset (Carolina) Nelson, and Laurie (Michael)
next 45 years. In 2009, the funeral home liquidation company, and developed Wurster. The highlight of Max’s life was
was relocated to its current location on commercial real-estate on Meridian St his 7 grandchildren; Ari and Lindsay
Michigan Road in Zionsville. In his role as and on 86th St. Williams, Noah and Olivia Nelson, Eli,
a funeral professional, Max touched the Charlie and Lucy Wurster. Max is survived
lives of thousands. Families will forever More so than any of his professional by his cherished siblings, Libby Goble,
remember him as a kind, loving and successes, Max was most proud of his Pauline (Norman) Newman, and Elliott
compassionate man. family. In 1964, Max married Donna (Estelle) Nelson. Max was preceded in
Cohen, and together they raised 3 death by his loving brother, Harry Nelson;
children; Jennifer Williams, Miles and his parents, David and Anna (neé
Lisker) Nelson. Max’s legacy is carried
Happy Summer! on by his children and grandchildren,
from who inherited his values of kindness, love,
and community.
Perfect Touch
Cleaners Max was a lifelong athlete. He was an
avid golfer and tennis player, winning
many titles at Broadmoor Country Club.
He also enjoyed his weekly lunches, coffee
breaks and poker games with his best
friends. Funeral services were May 10
at Aaron Ruben Nelson Mortuary.
Burial followed in Indianapolis Hebrew
Congregation Cemetery North. Memorial
contributions may be made to Simon
Cancer Center, Hooverwood Guild, 7001
Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260, or a
favorite charity in Max’s memory.

8435 Ditch Road Obituaries for the following will be
259-7837 published in our next edition: Daniel
H. Jacobson, 97, died peacefully on
Serving your community April 23 in Tucson, Ariz. Harriet F.
for over 25 years. Greenwald, 81, passed away on April
24. Marilyn Opie Peachin, 88, passed
away on April 26. Sylvia Zelda Sogin
Cohen, 105, passed away May 5.
Florence Cherner Weinman, 85,
passed away May 8. Ruth Grossman
Rosenthal, 96, died on May 12. Tillie
Calderon, 93, passed away May 21.
Clifford “Cliff” T. Rubenstein, 65,
passed away on May 21. Leonard Jay
Newman, 91, passed away on May 30.

An Israel Independence June 7, 2019 The Jewish Post & Opinion – IN 19
Day Celebration in Indy
it was held at the BJE Education Center.
Rain didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits for Lots of fun and creative activities, great
food, and the Israeli band, Rockdim, play
this celebration of Israel’s 71st Independence on the stage in the Domont Auditorium
Day on May 19. Instead of Coxhill Gardens,
j imade for a wonderful afternoon.

Israeli rock band, Rockdim, energizes
the crowd for the Indianapolis Israel Lag B’Omer Picnic at JCC
Independence Day celebration.
A beautiful day on May 23 when

stormy weather had been predicted, this
Lag B’Omer picnic by Chabad was any-
thing but stormy. The children had fun
roasting marshmallows, playing in The
Foam Pit, on the Jungle Gym and other
playground equipment next to JCC’s
Sablowsky Pavilion. Adults enjoyed
conversing with others and the full spread
of barbeque, side dishes, watermelon
and more.

Joe Ofengender (L) and Brent Epstein (R)
serve up the popcorn and cotton candy.

Rabbi Schusterman assists Jeff Sondhelm
in putting on the tefillin.

Lindsey Mintz and her daughter pose for
a green screen photo.

20 The Jewish Post & Opinion – IN June 7, 2019

Earth Day at the JCC PoThse Jtew&ishOpinion PRESORTED
Nice weather allowed for another great 1389 W 86th St. #160 US POSTAGE
Indianapolis, IN 46260
turnout for the 8th Annual Earth Day PAID
at the J on Sun., April 28. People of all INDIANAPOLIS, IN
backgrounds and faiths participated and PERMIT NO. 1321
everyone had a good time! Co-sponsored by
Indianapolis Power & Light Company and
Citizens Energy Group, the event featured
45 organizations and 60 interactive
demonstrations and hands-on activities
to educate and inform attendees about
many Earth Day topics. Earth Day 2020 is
scheduled for April 26th.

Bruce Sklare, who fathered the Earth Day
at the J back in 2011, and has championed
it by volunteering every year since,
captures the event for posterity

Eric Goldsmith, of eScrap, Inc., demonstrates Roz Knapp, head of local BBYO, helps

how to reuse and recycle technology. make kites to teach about wind energy.

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Lynn Davis (L) and friends from Times Have Changed. . .
Congregation Beth Shalom demonstrate . . .We Are Changing Along with Them!
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