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JTNews | The Voice of Jewish Washington for January 10, 2014






Seeking Their Bashert
Two kidney patients hope to find their match
Their stories are on page 8

















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u n m i t y m Celebration o C
The Community is invited to the dedication of the

Chabad Eastside Torah Center’s New Campus.
Come and celebrate with us and be part of this momentous event!


Sunday, January 12, 2014
11 SHEVAT 5774

For more information, please visit www.ChabadBellevue.org • www.ChabadOfSeattle.org Chabad Lubavitch of the Pacific Northwest
Rabbi Sholom Ber Levitin - Regional Director • Rabbi Mordechai Farkash - Director, Eastside Torah Center, Bellevue

In memory of Shmuel ben Nisan O.B.M. — Samuel Stroum — Yartzeit March 9, 2001/14 Adar 5761 Ad sponsored by a friend of Samuel Stroum and Chabad. For more information on any of these events and/or service times in all Washington State locations, please contact Chabad House at 206-527-1411, [email protected] or visit our website at www.chabadofseattle.org

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Every weekday at 3 p.m., JTNews sends out an email with stories from near and far about what’s happening in our Jewish world. Here are some stories you may have missed over the past week: • Denouncing the boycott • Who decides who’s a Jew? • Taking marriage on the road • Concepts of wonder Want to be in the know? Sign up for the 3 O’Clock News by visiting our website at www. jtnews.net, scroll down, and give us your name and email address. Find all of these articles on our website.

Punching holes in the darkness
Rabbi Will Berkovitz reminds us that we don’t have to look far to find Jews dealing with poverty, and we should do our best to help them.

The 10-day solution
One local man spent 10 years trying, unsuccessfully, to instill Jewish values in his kids. Birthright Israel took care of it in 10 days.


Just a couple of days off


What did you love?
Our annual Best of Everything survey is just a few days from closing. Tell us your favorites from 2013. Take it now! Tell your friends! Find it at www.jtnews.net/best. It all ends on January 15. Results come next issue.

A bill in front of lawmakers that would allow students and workers two excused religious holidays and background checks on gun sales are two issues that face the Jewish community as the legislative session gets underway next week.

What do you know?
Take our quiz of local Jewish events that happened in the past year.

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Desperately seeking kidneys

From The Jewish Transcript, January 9, 1998. Unlike most Jews on Christmas Day, then-editor Donna Gordon Blankinship went to work, traveling around the area to snap pictures of what our community was doing. Some played games and ate pancakes while others volunteered to take over indispensible jobs to allow employees at social-service agencies to spend the holiday with their families. Here, David Schwartz led a group from Temple B’nai Torah to fill bags of food for the Chicken Soup Brigade, which packed meals for people living with AIDS.

Our M.O.T. column this week focuses on two of our local Jewish community members in search of the right match for a new kidney.

Senior Resource Directory Center section
Multiple resources for helping seniors as they age — plus, a little advice from Dr. Ruth thrown in.

A new kind of sandwich — between two latkes


Jonny Silverman, a professionally trained chef, had an idea: Why not take a couple of potato latkes, which taste so good on their own, and put some meat or veggies between them? The rolling results debuted in South Lake Union this week.

J.Teen: Learning about marine life


Teens from Livnot Chai took a retreat to Friday Harbor last month to learn about how marine life is suffering from ocean acidification, and why it’s important to learn about.

MORE Letters 5 Crossword 8 Israel: To Your Health: An easy diet adjustment 10 The Arts 14 Lifecycles 15 Jewish and Veggie: Little Mediterranean plates 16 The Shouk Classifieds 14

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to Jewish Washington
For a complete listing of events, or to add your event to the JTNews calendar, visit calendar.jtnews.net. Calendar events must be submitted no later than 10 days before publication. 8 p.m. — Border-Jumper: On Being a Mexican Jew

Alexis Kort at [email protected] or 206-525-0915, ext. 210 or www.templebetham.org/learning/scholar-inresidence Amherst College professor of Latin American culture Ilan Stavans, scholar in residence, will talk during Shabbat services about growing up a Yiddish speaker in Mexico, moving to Israel, and ultimately becoming an “American” Jew. At Temple Beth Am, 2632 NE 80th St., Seattle. 9:30 a.m. — Yiddish and Hebrew: A Fight Made in Heaven

Alexis Kort at [email protected] or 206-525-0915, ext. 210 or www.templebetham.org/learning/scholar-inresidence An exploration of why Israel didn’t adopt Yiddish as its national language in 1948. Based on Ilan Stavans’ book “Resurrecting Hebrew.” Breakfast will be served at 9:15 a.m. Part of the Ilan Stavans scholar-in-residence Shabbaton. At Temple Beth Am, 2632 NE 80th St., Seattle. 5–10 p.m. — SJCC: Parents Night Out

Daliah Silver at [email protected] or 206-388-0839 or sjcc.org The theme: Birthday Party. Come celebrate with cake, presents, and games. Includes dinner. $30 SJCC members, $40 guests. At the Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island. 7:30 p.m. — Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Women

Alexis Kort at [email protected] or 206-525-0915, ext. 210 or www.templebetham.org/learning/scholar-inresidence Scholar-in-residence Ilan Stavans will discuss the Nobel Prize recipient’s love of literature and sex, both separately and together. Based on Stavans’ essay collection “Singer’s Typewriter and Mine.” At Temple Beth Am, 2632 NE 80th St., Seattle.

Join young adults (20s/30s) from diverse faiths to build interfaith community, share traditions, and create interfaith action for a better world. $12. At St. Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 Tenth Ave. E, Seattle. 2–5 p.m. — Eastside Torah Center Grand Opening Celebration

Moredechai Farkash at [email protected] or 425-957-7860 or chabadbellevue.org Celebrate the completion of the 20,000-squarefoot Eastside Torah Center in Bellevue. Farewell and Torah procession will begin at 2:30 p.m., with ribboncutting ceremony beginning at 3. Free. At Eastside Torah Center, 16199 Northup Way, Bellevue. 3:30 p.m. — Post-Biblical Jewish History Lecture Series

Stacy Schill at [email protected] or 206-498-1066 Adult education series on post-Biblical Jewish history with instructor Bob Herschkowitz. First in the series: Jews in the Middle Ages. At Congregation Kol Ami, 16530 Avondale Rd. NE, Woodinville.

Candlelighting times Friday, January 10................4:20 p.m. Friday, January 17................4:29 p.m. Friday, January 24................4:39 p.m. Friday, January 31................4:50 p.m. FRIDAY

12 p.m. — The Jews of Latin America

Lauren Spokane at [email protected] Ilan Stavans speaks about the journey of Latin American Jews over five centuries and their place in the economy, politics, and culture of those countries. Free. At Thomson Hall 317, University of Washington, Seattle. 5–9:30 p.m. — Scholar-in-Residence Melila Hellner-Eshed, Ph.D.

Naomi Kramer at [email protected] or 646-342-2512 Scholar-in-residence Melila Hellner-Eshed, Ph.D. will lead Shabbat discussion after services, “To Be Born or to Die – Crossing the Sea of Reeds.” $25. At Congregation Beth Shalom, 6800 35th Ave. NE, Seattle.



9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — Scholar-in-Residence Melila Hellner-Eshed, Ph.D.

Naomi Kramer at [email protected] or 646-342-2512 Scholar-in-residence Melila Hellner-Eshed, Ph.D. will lead Shabbat services and d’var Torah “Miracles in our Life – Stepping into the Waters,” followed by “Crossing the Sea as Revelation – Midrash and Zohar.” Dessert and discussion: “Then Radiance of All Lustered – Standing on the Shore of Life in the Zohar.” RSVP required. Free. At Congregation Beth Shalom, 6800 35th Ave. NE, Seattle.




10:15 a.m. — Coming Out: The Plight of Crypto-Jews

Alexis Kort at [email protected] or 206-525-0915, ext. 210 or www.templebetham.org/learning/scholar-inresidence Based on his graphic novel “El Illuminado,” scholar-in-residence Ilan Stavans will discuss how he embraced cartoons as a way to explore the intricate paths of Jewish identity in the Hispanic world, in collaboration with Steve Sheinkin of the popular “Rabbi Harvey” graphic novels. In the K’hilah Center, room 226. At Temple Beth Am, 2632 NE 80th St., Seattle. 11:10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — Parenting Mindfully: Drawing on Jewish Traditions Through Mussar

Marjorie Schnyder at [email protected] With Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg and Marjorie Schnyder, LICSW. Best for parents of children up to 12 years old. Advance registration encouraged. Limited babysitting provided by TBT teens with advance request. Free. At Temple B’nai Torah, 15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue. 1:30–6 p.m. — Young Adult Interfaith Conference

Sarah Bishop at [email protected] or 206223-1138 or ipjc.org/events/YAinterfaith.html


5:30–8 p.m. — Challah Baking Workshop

Masha Shtern at [email protected] or 206-915-8706 or bit.ly/1hSU5oq Taught by a local Jewish chef and challah enthusiast. Learn the entire process: Mixing, kneading, rising, baking and several braiding techniques. Make a dip (such as hummus) and take your own loaf home. $25. At Belltown Community Center, 415 Bell St., Seattle. 6 p.m.— SJCC Cooking for Your Family Part 2: Healthy Snacks for the New Year

Kim Lawson at [email protected] or 206-388-0823 or www.sjcc.org Start the new year right with a healthy diet. Make delicious and healthful treats your whole family will enjoy. $20 SJCC members, $25 guests. At the SJCC Seattle, 2618 NE 80th St., Seattle. 7 p.m. — Lecture by Professor Alon Tal

Lauren Spokane at [email protected] Join Professor Alon Tal of Ben Gurion University of the Negev for “All the Trees of the Forest: Israel’s Extraordinary Woodlands, from the Bible to the Present.” In an era when deforestation constitutes a paramount global challenge, Israel’s woodlands tell an extraordinary story. Free. At Thomson Hall 101, University of Washington, Seattle. 7–9 p.m. — Tracing the Human Family Tree Through DNA: Film and Discussion

Mary Kozy at [email protected] or jgsws.org/meetings.php Come view “The Human Family Tree,” National XXPAGE 9


Save the New Date

12th Annual Community of Caring Luncheon
Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

For more information, contact Director of Special Events Leslie Sugiura, (206) 861-3151 or [email protected]

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Punching holes in the darkness
The tradition tells of a blind man, holding a blazing torch, walking a dark road late one night. A rabbi coming from the other direction recognizes the man as he approaches and asks, “Why do you need a torch? It isn’t going to help you see in the dark.” The blind man replies, “The light isn’t to help me see. It is so you will see me and help me find my way.” We all have torches we carry — some to help us see and others to help us be seen. Despite the fact our cities produce so much light they obscure the heavens each night, far too many of us suffer alone in darkness. The darkness brought on by the various forms of poverty is as viral as a plague. Almost a half century ago, President Lyndon Johnson wanted to understand the riots afflicting America’s cities. The resulting 1968 Kerner Report conveyed the stark assertion that “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white — separate and unequal.” Today, the Kerner prediction of “two Americas” is coming to pass. We are becoming two nations, but that division follows the fault line of declining economic mobility and spreading isolation. At some point in their childhoods, half of all American children will live in households using food stamps — one half! Roughly 17 million U.S. children currently live in hunger. We have the ability to feed our children both physically and emotionally, but either we don’t have the will or we lack the awareness. Because of our own blind spots, many of those we pass every day are doomed to stumble in darkness. Because of our own spiritual poverty, we don’t pause to recognize the hunger in those around us. This poverty and hunger extend beyond economics. For many of us, the experience of our own economic poverty can seem distant in our Biblical past. We need only go back to the stories of our parents, grandparents or great-grandparents to realize how close it really is. Yet, as many of our families have climbed further up the economic ladder, we have not looked back to repair the rungs below us, causing the gaps to widen and eventually become all but impassable. Fifty percent of us will experience economic poverty, but 100 percent of us will suffer from the existential poverty of loneliness at some point in our lives. We would do well to realize that when we help someone else find a way out of the darkness caused by poverty or isolation, we find ourselves becoming more nourished. As we give freely of our light, of our wealth and our privilege, our brightness is not diminished. It is expanded. As Pope Francis recently said, “When we love our brothers and sisters we walk in the light. But if our heart is closed...then darkness falls within us, and around us.” Many years ago there was a child who

Rabbi Will Berkovitz will give the keynote speech at the United Way’s Martin Luther King Day of Service on Mon., Jan. 20 at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, 3931 Brooklyn Ave. NE, Seattle.

wouldn’t go to sleep. She just kept staring out the window into the night. Exasperated, her father finally asked, “What are you looking at out there?” Pulling back the curtain, all he saw were the old lamplighters who went about their nightly task with a ladder and a torch, setting the street lamps aflame for the night. The young girl saw something deeper. Turning back to her father, she said, “Look at those men! They are punching holes in the darkness!” And that is our task as well — to punch holes in the darkness and share freely the light we were given, so it may ignite the flames of hope to those around us. In so doing the light from the heavens will not be diminished. They will burn even brighter.



Birthright did in 10 days what I couldn’t in 10 years
NED PORGEs Special to JTNews
My 24-year-old sons are fraternal twins. They are the youngest of my four children. I tried to give them a Jewish education. Sunday school and weekly Hebrew lessons were a constant strain. Their mother said you can’t push a child to learn, he will let you know when he is ready. I said they are Jewish children of mine and there is no negotiation. Needless to say, there was little to no Jewish education. They won; I lost. No Bar Mitzvah. No Jewish identity as I wished it to be. It was disappointing. On the other hand, their older sister by two years couldn’t get enough of Hebrew school. She was a seasoned B’nai B’rith camper. For her Bat Mitzvah, I was so proud. She thrived, she learned trope, she did it all. Go figure. Ever since their high school years, I would frequently suggest that my sons look into Birthright, a remarkable program that provides free passage for Jewish youth to travel to Israel. Eligible Jewish youth must be between ages 18 to 26. My friends have kids who went on these lifealtering trips. All who participated have come back so enthused, so enlightened, so changed. My adult stepson and stepdaughter did Birthright a few years ago and encouraged my sons and daughter to go. My daughter said she’d rather visit Italy or Spain, and she did. My young sons echoed her sentiments. My wife admonished me to stop pushing Birthright so hard. After all, we parents know well that the more we push, the more our kids will push back. Reluctantly, I dropped the subject. A few years passed. My sons are young men, recent graduates from Northeastern University in Boston. One now works on Wall Street while the other stayed in Boston. They remain close despite being in different cities. They have Jewish friends but still lacked Jewish identity. One son told me recently that when asked if he’s Jewish, he’d say no, but his parents are. The other once declared that religion is the root of the world’s ills. Then, a few months ago, I got a call from one of the twins. “Dad,” he said, “we’re on the Birthright waiting list.” How did that happen? It seems that many of their Jewish college friends had gone on the Birthright trip. So, unbeknownst to me,

Ed Harris (“The Parallel America,” Dec. 20) believes that the mere existence of “dozens of religious institutions within a 10-minute drive of his home” is proof that religious liberty is alive and well in America. He writes that the idea that “Christians get pushed around” is not just wrong, but “laughably, absurdly and ludicrously wrong.” Unfortunately, Ed Harris is the one who is laughably, absurdly and ludicrously wrong. Religious liberty, a cornerstone of American freedom, is under attack, Christians and Christianity the main target. Ed Harris is oblivious, indifferent, or willfully blind to that fact. Perhaps he has preemptively surrendered to the forces of militant secularism that seek to drive religion from our public square, following the lead of our president, who refers to Christians as “people bitterly clinging to their religion” and constructs public policy in keeping with that perspective. Ed writes about our Constitutional First Amendment guarantee that “every citizen can choose to worship — or choose not to — according to his or her heart’s desire.” But coercion and intimidation have taken the place of tolerance and understanding. That’s why so many religious-liberty lawsuits are in the courts. Of approximately 90 cases currently being litigated on behalf of Christian entities, 44 have had injunctions granted while only 10 have had their injunctions denied. Two cases are headed to the Supreme Court. That certainly does not describe the happy picture Ed Harris would like us to see. His is a Potemkin village view; i.e., as long as the physical structures are intact he is willing to assume the people are content. What is occurring is what Ben Stein talked about in 2005, and is even truer in 2014. In today’s America you are free to be a Christian as long as you don’t actually live out your faith. You are permitted to worship in private as long as you remain socially invisible. If Ed Harris doesn’t care about religious liberty, he should say so. If he cares about it but was poorly informed, he should admit it. And if he is indifferent to the plight of Christians he should reflect on the history of the Jews and why religious liberty matters to all of us. Robert Rosencrantz Seattle

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“Do a new activity every single day. Take a course, go to a concert, make sure to keep a relationship with a neighbor.” — Sage advice on growing older from Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who is featured on page 6 of our senior resource pullout section.

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Olympia 2014: Guns, a DREAM, and two holidays
A number of items will keep lobbyists representing the state’s Jewish community busy as the legislative session gets underway on Jan. 13. But first things first. On Tuesday, Jan. 14, Governor Jay Inslee will give his state-of-the-state address. Prior to that address will be the opening prayer, which this year will be led by Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg, associate rabbi of Bellevue’s Temple B’nai Torah. “It is a true honor to be asked to bless our state,” Kinberg wrote in an email. “Washingtonians have shown true courage this past year in working to create a healthier and more equitable society for all…. You cannot even imagine how excited I am to stand and bless our wonderful, beautiful state.” At the top of the legislative agenda is Initiative 594, which would mandate background checks on all gun sales in the state. Because the initiative was written to go to the legislature first, if the House and Senate don’t consider the bill, then it will appear on the ballot in November. “We are very much interested in the outcome of Initiative 594,” said Zach Carstensen, director of government relations and public affairs for the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. “I think that that is going to be a one of our top priorities as a community: To make sure that


initiative is voted on by the legislature.” The Federation and 17 other Jewish organizations have been working with the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, which wrote the initiative and submitted the signatures to the Secretary of State’s office. Jewish community members first introduced a background check law to the legislature in 2007, the first session following the July 2006 shooting at the Federation’s offices, but discussions led nowhere. The shooting that took 20 children’s lives in Newtown, Conn. in December 2012 has since led to renewed action. Carstensen believes the dynamic has changed in the past year, in part because of the I-594 campaign. “Now you have more than 345,000 people who have signed this petition across the state of Washington that have said they want the legislature to act,” he said. “That is a lot of grassroots pressure.” Another bill introduced late in the 2013 session didn’t have enough time to make it out of committee, but Carstensen has high hopes this year. “Senator Bob Hasegawa (D–11th) introduced a piece of legislation last year that would grant two floating holidays for reasons of faith or conscience that was supported by both the Jewish community and Muslim community,” Carstensen said.

Jewish Senators David Frockt (D–46th) and Adam Kline (D–37th) co-sponsored Senate Bill 5173, while Representatives Sherry Appleton (D–23rd), Gerry Pollet (D–46th), and Marcie Maxwell (D–41st) co-sponsored its companion, House Bill 1744. Maxwell has since retired from her seat. While it hasn’t been a widespread problem within the Jewish community, “we’ve always heard stories from parents who have kids in school that had the absences counted against them if they were taking their sons and daughters out for Yom Kippur or Rosh Hashanah or whatever holiday their family thinks is important, and this would change that,” Carstensen said. The bill came about after Muslim community organizer Jamila Farole approached Sen. Hasegawa last year about introducing the bill. “We saw that there was a need in our community, that people needed to take time off to celebrate our religious holidays,” Farole told JTNews. “We discovered it wasn’t only the Muslim community being affected and having a hard time being excused from school for religious holidays.” The bill would allow for work holidays as well. While this is the first time in at least a decade the Jewish and Muslim communities have collaborated on legislative issues, Carstensen said he is also working with other Muslim groups on helping to pass the Washington State Voting Rights Act and the state’s DREAM Act, which pushes for comprehensive immi-

gration reform. Carstensen said the Federation supports these acts because of the Jewish community’s history as immigrants. “While there are few Jews that are fleeing persecution and coming to America now, I do think that we definitely have to honor that experience, and we honor it by resettling refugees from other parts of the world who aren’t Jewish,” he said. On the budget side, Carstensen said he has two goals: The first is to maintain the status quo of the social service safety net. “We’ve been lucky the last couple years that the worst of the cuts seem to have subsided and we’re getting to a place where we’re starting to think about making some targeted buybacks,” Carstensen said. “But until then we just want to keep what we have.” The second is a recalculation of Medicaid payments to nursing homes. Jeff Cohen, CEO of the Caroline Kline Galland Center Jewish nursing and eldercare facilities, said the last increase in payments was in 2008. “The industry is in deep trouble, because costs continue to rise on an annual basis between salaries, utilities and costs of goods and supplies,” Cohen said. “Every year that we have a flat Medicaid reimbursement, it’s like the industry’s receiving a cut.” Carstensen said money collected from bed taxes is available, and for nursing homes to maintain quality of care “it’s time to reinvest that money into the system.”

March 12-14

The Keller Family Lecture Series and Temple De Hirsch Sinai proudly presents
Naomi Schaefer Riley

‘Til Faith Do Us Part
Including the latest Pew Findings on Interfaith Marriage

Registration opens January 15, 2014 at www.plu.edu/holocaustconference For more information contact [email protected] 253-535-7595 Regular updates on Facebook: Kurt-Mayer-Chair-In-Holocaust-Studies

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Test your local Jewish knowledge
Can you recall what happened in our Jewish community this past year? Take this quiz and jog your memory! The answers can be found on page 11.
7. The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle hired a new CEO in 2013. His name is: a. Art Garfunkel c. Keith Dvorchik b. Jerry Silverman d. Keith Krivitsky 8. The new Federation CEO as well as the new CEO of Seattle’s Jewish Family Service served as directors of which organization in their community before they took on their current roles? a. Hillel b. Jewish Community Center c. American Jewish Committee d. Knights of Columbus 9. Which two holidays converged this year in an event that won’t happen again for close to 80,000 years? a. Sukkot and Columbus Day b. Rosh Hashanah and the first day of school c. Thanksgiving and Hanukkah d. Passover and Purim 10. How many day schools hired new heads of school or interim heads of school for the fall? a. 1 c. 4 b. 3 d. 6 11. Which local rabbi released a CD this year? a. Daniel Weiner c. Olivier BenHaim b. Moshe Kletenik d. Jessica Marshall 12. JTNews interviewed which former secretary of state? a. Madeleine Albright c. Dean Rusk b. Hilary Rodham Clinton d. Condoleezza Rice 13. The Jewish Day School convened a panel of six rabbis this fall to do what? a. Have an Iron Chef showdown, using chicken fat as the required ingredient. b. Lead morning services each day. c. Provide rabbinic advice for the entire JDS community. d. Teach Hebrew classes. 14. “In the Land of Rain and Salmon” is what? a. A fishing gear catalog b. A documentary about Chief Sealth and 1. The University of Washington’s Stroum Center for Jewish Studies began a major effort this year to study which language? a. Yiddish c. Ladino b. Amharic d. Swahili 2. Which two Congressional representatives from Washington State visited Israel this year? a. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Andy Billig b. Adam Smith, Rick Larsen c. Jim McDermott, Dave Reichert d. Derek Kilmer, Dave Reichert 3. Which local sports team had its best regularseason record ever? a. The Seattle Seahawks b. The Seattle Mariners (sorry, maybe we should have tried to make this question more difficult) c. Northwest Yeshiva High School girls’ volleyball d. Seattle Hebrew Academy girls’ basketball e. Seattle Hebrew Academy boys’ basketball 4. This posting appeared where?

American Technion Society, Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association and Washington-Israel Business Council
for an evening with Dr.

Ayelet Fishman

of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Agoura Conference Center Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association
1551 Eastlake Avenue E., Seattle, Washington


Safer Produce Thanks to Technion Research
Soil disinfection is one of the most important methods to control soilborne diseases. Production of safe-to-eat agricultural produce is therefore dependent on proper soil disinfection. Formalin is commonly used as a pre-treatment for potatoes, carrots, peanuts and other crops in Israel, but repeated disinfection of potato and peanut fields in Israel, has resulted in reduced effectiveness of disease control. In our work, we found the cause for reduced effectiveness of formalin disinfection and developed new methods and compounds for soil disinfection which helped in preventing the cessation of this profitable crop. Dr. Ayelet Fishman is an associate professor in the Technion Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering. Since joining the faculty in 2005, her research interests have centered on the structure-function relationship of enzymes, and protein engineering techniques that modify enzymes to render them more useful for industrial use. Email [email protected] to register.

a. As a banner ad on the JTNews website b. As a banner ad on the Seattle Times website c. On the side of a Metro bus d. As a flag flying from the top of the Space Needle 5. Which Jewish virtuoso performed at Benaroya Hall? a. Hilary Hahn c. Daniel Barenboim b. Itzhak Perlman d. Isaac Stern 6. Which Jewish state legislator took a job within state government, retiring his or her position, and who became the newest Jewish representative to replace that legislator? a. Marcie Maxwell, Tana Senn b. Eric Cantor, Marcie Maxwell c. Ed Murray, David Frockt d. Roger Goodman, Andy Billig

his merry band of Irishmen

c. A theatrical reading of Washington State’s Jewish history d. A book about Washington State’s Jewish history

Hadassah’s world class Pediatric team saved the life of this healthy baby’s mother. Prof. Eitan Kerem, Chair of the Pediatrics Division at the Hadassah Medical Center, brings Hadassah’s exceptional medical research right to the patient!
For the complete story go to hadassah.org/pnw.

Check us out at hadassah.org or call 425-467-9099


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Trade with Confidence
by Mike Selinker

Two awaiting kidneys in the Seattle area


“When you sell anything to your neighbor or buy anything from your neighbor, you shall not deceive one another,” says the book of Leviticus. In the modern environment, the customer’s protection putatively comes from trading in the marketplace, which has moved online. Here we look at six such marketplaces, where legions of users post offers for other users to claim.
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“we use the Human LeukoHere’s some interesting cyte Antigens (HLA) located trivia: Kidney dialysis on chromosome 6 for hiswas invented in Seattle. tocompatibility matching (I was reminded of this during between donors and recipia visit to the new Museum of ents. Donors and recipients History and Industry in Seatof like backgrounds may have tle’s burgeoning South Lake closer HLA matching and Union neighborhood.) subsequently a better opporDialysis — now available tunity for improved long term pretty much everywhere — is graft survival.” particularly important to these Potential donors can call the two MOTs featured here. Virginia Mason donor hotline, As Rachel Vaillancourt Member of 1-800-354-9527, ext. 11201 for tells me, “it’s a family gene” more information and testing. that has caused the deterio- the Tribe ration of her kidneys. Her “brothers, nephews, sisters…they all went Most dialysis patients are treated through that,” she told me. So Rachel, at a center three times a week, but who lives in Seattle’s Seward Park neighMichael Goldberg , a professor borhood, wasn’t surprised when her creof American Studies at the University of atinine levels became elevated about five Washington, Bothell, is one of the 10 peryears ago, indicating kidney failure. cent to choose home dialysis. For three and a half years, the native of “It’s challenging [and] takes up a lot Morocco was very careful with “diet and of time…but outcomes for the body are exercise,” but her creatinine levels conmuch better,” he says of the procedure he tinued to increase and she began dialysis undergoes five days a week. His wife, Elizlate last year. About a month ago, she was abeth De Forest, puts on a sterile drape approved for the transplant waiting list. and mask, inserts the needle, then Michael Eager to find a donor, Rachel is runhunkers down, sometimes with his two ning an ad in this paper, which is how we sons, Asher, 14, and Jonah, 12, to watch a learned of her plight. As with most kidney movie or play video games while the dialytransplants, a live donor is preferred, but sis machine does its work.

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Michael Goldberg, right, undergoes dialysis on a machine at his home while his family, Elizabeth, Asher and Jonah, hang out.

“anything that I can get” is fine, she says. Some of her neighborhood synagogues are also running notices in their newsletters and Rachel plans to reach out to other local synagogues for help. Rachel has lived in Seattle for 46 years. She met her American husband in Morocco when he was serving in the military and they settled in Seattle. Although Morocco’s Jewish population is dwindling, she still has a cousin there, but most of her extended family ended up in Israel. Andrew Weiss, MD, medical director of Virginia Mason’s kidney and pancreas transplant program, says there are no studies that show a higher likelihood of a donor-recipient match between those born Jewish. But he did note that

Members of Temple B’nai Torah in Bellevue, Michael and Elizabeth joined the “small, supportive community” when it was still on Mercer Island. Michael almost missed Asher’s Bar Mitzvah last year. He’d had “a very sudden decline” in health at that time, and even left the service at one point to lie down. A native of Southern California, Michael was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when he was just 15. The auto-immune disease often leads to serious health problems, including kidney damage. As a teen, Michael admits he did not care for himself. He started minding his health in college at UC Santa Cruz, but

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Geographic’s look at the world’s population through the lens of Spencer Wells’ National Genographic Project. Learn about new DNA testing options for genetic genealogy research, all of which were unavailable when “The Human Family Tree” was released in 2009. At the LDS Factoria Building, 4200 124th Ave. SE, Bellevue.


9:45 a.m. — SJCC Cooking for Your Family Part 2: Healthy Snacks for the New Year

Kim Lawson at [email protected] or 206-388-0823 or www.sjcc.org Start the new year right with a healthy diet. Make delicious and healthful treats your whole family will enjoy. $8 SJCC members, $12 guests. At the SJCC, 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island. 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. — Take Winter by Storm: Winter Preparedness

Ellen Hendin at [email protected] or 206-461-3240 or jfsseattle.org Join the American Red Cross for a discussion on how seniors can be prepared for Pacific Northwest weather hazards. At Temple De Hirsch Sinai, 1441 16th Ave., Seattle.


7–8:30 p.m. — Jews and the Civil Rights Movement

Shelly Goldman at [email protected] or 425-603-9677 or www.templebnaitorah.org American Jews were at the forefront of the civil rights movement from its inception. Rabbi James Mirel will share the story of how we arrived at the march on Washington 50 years ago. $5. At Temple B’nai Torah, 15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue.




6:30–8 p.m. — From ‘Good Germans’ to Auschwitz: Churches and Universities During the Holocaust

Ilana Cone Kennedy at [email protected] or 206-774-2201 or www.wsherc.org/events Lecture with Dr. Robert Ericksen, the Kurt Meyer Chair of Holocaust Studies at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Free. At the Museum of Flight, 9404 East Marginal Way S, Seattle.




1:15–2:30 p.m. — Do All Jews Believe in God?

Shelly Goldman at [email protected] or 425-603-9677 or templebnaitorah.org Explore how you can have a Jewish journey as a non-believer. What do you believe in? Is faith a requirement? Join a discussion in a safe environment. Free. At Temple B’nai Torah, 15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue.


8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. — With My Own Eyes: Holocaust, Genocide, Today

Ilana Cone Kennedy at [email protected] or 206-774-2201 In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Sessions include: “Common Core Standards and Teaching the Holocaust” with Carol Coe, OSPI; “Rescue and Resistance”; and keynote by Dr. Robert Ericksen, author of “Complicity in the Holocaust: Churches and Universities.” Lunch and clock hours included. $20. Pre-registration required. At the Museum of Flight, 9404 East Marginal Way S, Seattle.


5–6:45 p.m. — SJCC: Float On In Pool Party

Andrea Selix at [email protected] or 206-388-0821 or sjcc.org The SJCC pool will be open to families and friends for a float night. Bring your favorite floaties or enjoy an assortment of inflatable pool toys for kids of all ages. Dinner included. $8 SJCC members, $5 kids, $12 guests. At the Stroum JCC, 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island. 5–8 p.m. — Winter Spice Night

206-232-8555 or www.h-nt.org Great for families and open to the community. More information and registration online. At HerzlNer Tamid Conservative Congregation, 3700 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island. 7–9 p.m. — Concert with Sasson

Karen Treiger at [email protected] or 206-777-5100 or www.minyanohrchadash.org A fun-filled evening of music by Sasson. Refreshments provided. $25 per person, $10 teens, kids free. At Minyan Ohr Chadash, 51st Ave. and Brighton St. S, Seattle. 7:30–9 p.m. — Tu B’Shevat Seder

Shelly Goldman at [email protected] or 425-603-9677 or www.templebnaitorah.org Drink wine and eat several kinds of fruits and nuts in celebration of our connection to the land of Israel. Free. Adults only. At Temple B’nai Torah, 15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue.



10 a.m.–1 p.m. — Connections 2014

Shayna Rosen at [email protected] or 206-774-2219 or www.jewishinseattle.org The Jewish Federation’s largest women’s event


of the year. At The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St., Seattle. 3–6 p.m. — Challah Baking Workshop

Masha Shtern at [email protected] gov or bit.ly/1a72EdF Taught by a local Jewish chef and challah enthusiast. Learn the entire process: Mixing, kneading, rising, baking and several braiding techniques. Make a dip (such as hummus) and take your own loaf home. $27. At the Rainier Beach Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S, Seattle. 3:30–5 p.m. — Post-Biblical Jewish History Lecture Series

Stacy Schill at [email protected] or 206-498-1066 A special adult education series featuring postBiblical Jewish historical lectures with Bob Herschkowitz. The lecture will highlight the Enlightenment, the emancipation in the West, Judaism redefined, and anti-Semitism. At Congregation Kol Ami, 16530 Avondale Rd. NE, Woodinville. 5:30–8 p.m. — Reach for the Stars: Torah Day School’s Annual Gala

Torah Day School at offi[email protected] or 206-722-1200 or bit.ly/1dhT2d9 Torah Day School’s annual gala, this year honoring Yossi and Sarah Babani. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. with dinner following at 6:30. At Congregation Ezra Bessaroth, 5217 S Brandon St., Seattle. 7–9 p.m. — In the Land of Rain and Salmon

Melissa Brooks at [email protected] A unique adaptation of Jewish history in Washington State, performed by Book-It Repertory Theatre actors. Free. At Bet Chaverim, 25701 14th Pl. S, Des Moines.

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my now-24-year-old twins decided that Birthright might be a good idea. “Halleluyah!” I said to myself. “See, I told you so,” my wife told me. Finally, Birthright called and said they would be leaving August 16 for 10 days in Israel. The boys got their passports, a list of items to take, arranged for time off from their employers, and attended a predeparture meeting in New York. The big day arrived and I got a last-minute phone call. They were ready to board at JFK with a group of 40 other Birthright participants. Twelve hours later I received an email saying they were waiting for their bags in Tel Aviv. That’s the last I heard from either of my boys.

Ten days later one son called and informed me he was back in New York. His brother, however, was still in Tel Aviv. Two young soldiers, their group escorts, had invited him to stay with them over the weekend. He accepted. Last month, while chatting with “Mr. Skeptic,” I asked him to tell me some meaningful event or experience he’d had in Israel. He related that during lunch on a kibbutz, an alarm sounded, perhaps a fire or car alarm. One of the group, an Israeli student, abruptly stood up, momentarily terrified. My boy realized that at that moment, as an American Jew, he doesn’t live day to day with fear of rocket attacks, suicide bombers, death. Israeli Jews do. He experienced empathy for his Israeli hosts, guides, soldier escorts, and fellow Israeli students. Yale, uses an interdisciplinary approach to teaching history that includes the use of a lot of film. “My focus has been to teach about history as a process that you learn from,” he says. Ultimately (and appropriately), he says, “I teach complexity.” For now, Michael stays positive waiting for the right donor to come along. “It’s a weird process,” he reflects. “I hope to live long enough” to be a recipi-

He told me his defining moment actually built over his 10-day sojourn. He thought Israel would be black hats, beards, and Palestinian oppressors. “Actually,” he said, “we rarely saw Orthodox Jews. Almost everyone was just like us. Being Jewish doesn’t mean only religion, it is a culture, so I guess I am Jewish after all — and proud of it.” Listen to this. A few days after their return, the same son called me and said he and a Birthright buddy were at an Israeli restaurant in New York. He missed Israel “sooooo much,” he decided to have a lunch of the now-familiar Middle Eastern fare. The cute Israeli waitress gave him the check and on the back was her phone number. So he called and made a date. They will indulge in smoking a “hookah” ent. Although donation is something “you don’t even want to suggest…it would be extraordinarily helpful to my family.” Michael is registered with the Swedish Benevolent Community Donor program at 800-99ORGAN (800-996-7426). You can also visit www.swedish.org and type “donor program” into the search bar. There’s more information on his Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ michael.goldberg.96780?fref=ts.

he brought back from Israel — that seems to be all the rage these days. My two sons, enamored with their newly acquired homeland, ethnic identity, and life-changing experience, are looking forward to going back to Israel. My daughter now laments not heeding good old Dad’s advice. She is now too old for Birthright, but she can well afford the time and money to do it on her own. So there it is. Birthright did in 10 days what I couldn’t in 10 years. Halleluyah!
Ned Porges lives in Seattle. This article comes in response to articles in our Dec. 13 and 20 issues that alternately criticized and defended the Birthright Israel program.

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damage had already been done — he had a kidney and pancreas transplant in 1995. “The pancreas is fine,” he says, but the illness he suffered before Asher’s Bar Mitzvah turned out to be his transplanted kidney failing. “Scarring from anti-rejection drugs damages kidneys,” an irony of treatment, explains Michael. He started dialysis last spring. Michael, who got his doctorate from


Short Stuff: Rabbi Daniel Septimus announced he’ll be leaving his position as director of congregational learning at Temple De Hirsch Sinai to lead Hillel at the University of Texas, Austin. The Jewish Day School has a new head of school starting this coming summer. Hamutal Gavish will move to the Seattle area from the Brandeis Hillel Day School in Marin County, Calif.



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2014 may be a good time to change your eating habits
JANIs SIEGEL JTNews Columnist
Now might be the time to pitch the Pop Tarts, toss the Twinkies, and dump the Ding Dongs if you’re grabbing them in the morning as you head out the door. Three 2013 studies from Tel Aviv University found that subjects lost more weight, controlled their insulin levels, and women increased their fertility by making a big breakfast the largest meal their day. To Your “The time of day we eat can Health have a big impact on the way our bodies process food,” TAU professor Daniela Jakubowicz, of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the diabetes unit at Wolfson Medical Center, told TAU staff. “Metabolism is impacted by the body’s circadian rhythm.” The study team included Dr. Julio Wainstein, also of the TAU and Wolfson Medical Center, and Dr. Maayan Barnea and Prof. Oren Froy from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. According to Jakubowicz, it’s okay to have a piece of cake or some cookies with breakfast if it’s followed by a moderate lunch and a smaller dinner. While it may sound too good to be true, the study results are significant. Using this meal plan, the first study published in the research journal Obesity found that 93 non-diabetic females all lost weight, but those who ate a large breakfast as their biggest meal of the day also shrunk their waist size significantly. The 30-to-57-year-old women ate 1,400 calories a day for 12 weeks and continued their normal activity. Half ate a big breakfast and the other half a big dinner, and each group ate a moderately sized lunch. All were tested and measured every two weeks. “Body weight decreased significantly in both the breakfast and dinner groups over 12 weeks,” the study reported, “however, compared with the dinner group, the breakfast group showed a 2.5-fold greater weight loss.” Breakfast was eaten between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., lunch between noon and 3 p.m., and dinner was consumed between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. The small breakfast of 200 calories included the scrambled whites of two eggs, five slices of turkey breast, and one large black coffee. The largest meal, whether breakfast or dinner, was a 700-calorie menu with two slices of whole-wheat bread, four ounces of water-packed tuna, 16 ounces of skim milk, one bar of milk chocolate, a halfcup of sweet tomato, basil, and mozzarella salad, and one large black coffee. The medium lunch totaled 500 calories and featured a 5-oz. grilled chicken breast, one cup of melon, a 12-oz. diet cola, one tablespoon of light mayonnaise, one can of beef broth soup, and one cup of green salad. “A high-calorie breakfast with reduced intake at dinner is beneficial,” the study concluded, “and might be a useful alternative for the management of obesity and a combination of several abnormalities, including abdominal obesity, glucose intolerance, and hypertension.” PCOS sufferers can also benefit A second study by Jakubowicz and her team, published in Clinical Science, showed that the same adjustment in food timing greatly increased fertility in women who suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, a condition where the overproduction of insulin collects in the ovaries, encouraging testosterone production, which suppresses fertility. Researchers followed 60 non-obese women to see if meal management could affect their insulin levels. Two groups consumed an 1,800-calorie daily menu of the same foods, but one group ate a 983-calorie breakfast, a 645-calorie lunch, and a 190-calorie dinner, while the second ate the portion calories in reverse. After three months, they were tested for insulin, glucose, and testosterone levels as well as ovulation and menstruation. The “big breakfast” women reduced their insulin resistance by 56 percent, resulting in 50 percent less testosterone, which led to a “dramatic increase in ovulation frequency — measures that have a direct impact on fertility,” according to Jakubowicz. By the study’s end, she said, participants had higher levels of progesterone and saw a 50 percent rise in their ovulation rate. Meal management and Type 2 diabetes A third study published in Obesity, with male and female Type 2 diabetics, showed that eating a large breakfast with extra protein and fat gave them more control over their blood-sugar levels to the point that they could lower their insulin doses. Dr. Hadas Rabinovitz and her team from The Robert H. Smith Faculty of


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Agriculture Food and Environment Institute of Biochemistry and Food Science, Hebrew University, and the epidemiology and research unit of the Wolfson Medical Center followed 59 overweight and obese diabetic adults for three months. The subjects followed the same pattern — either eating a large or small breakfast. Both groups lost weight, but the “large breakfast” group had lower blood pressure, needed lower medication doses, and was less hungry.

“A simple dietary manipulation enriching breakfast with energy as protein and fat,” wrote HU researcher Dr. Zecharia Madar, “appears to confer metabolic benefits and might be a useful alternative for the management of Type 2 diabetes.”
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1. c. Ladino, Oct. 25. 2. d. Derek Kilmer, Dave Reichert, Aug. 31 and Sept. 13 3. d. Seattle Hebrew Academy girls’ basketball at 14-1, June 7. 4. c. On the side of a Metro bus, Aug. 2. 5. b. Itzhak Perlman, Feb. 8. 6. a. Marcie Maxwell, Tana Senn, Sept. 13. 7. c. Keith Dvorchik, Aug. 5.

8. a. Hillel, May 10 and Aug. 5. 9. c. Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, Nov. 29. 10. b. 3, Aug. 2, Aug. 16, Aug. 30. 11. c. Olivier BenHaim, May 24. 12. a. Madeleine Albright, Feb. 22. 13. c. Provide rabbinic advice for the entire JDS community, Sept. 27. 14. c. A theatrical reading of Washington State’s Jewish history, May 24.

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HomeCare Associates A program of Jewish Family Service 206-861-3193 www.homecareassoc.org  Provides personal care, assistance with daily activities, medication reminders, light housekeeping, meal preparation and companionship to older adults living at home or in assisted-living facilities.

Dr. Larry Adatto, DDS 206-526-9040 (office) ✉☎ [email protected] www.adattodds.com  7347 35th Ave. NE, Seattle, Wa 98115 Mon. and Thurs. 9–5, Tues. and Wed. 9–6. Accepting new patients Located in NE Seattle, Dr. Adatto has been practicing since 1983. Services provided are: • Cerec crowns—beautiful all porcelain crowns completed in one visit • Invisalign orthodontics—moving teeth with clear plastic trays, not metal braces • Implnts placed and restored • Lumineer (no, or minimally-prepped) veneers • Neuro-muscular dentistry for TMJ and full mouth treatment • Traditional crown-and-bridge, dentures, root canals

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Wendy Shultz Spektor, D.D.S. 425-454-1322 ✉☎ [email protected] www.spektordental.com  Emphasis: Cosmetic and Preventive Dentistry • Convenient location in Bellevue

Eastside Insurance Services Chuck Rubin and Matt Rubin 425-271-3101 F 425-277-3711 4508 NE 4th, Suite #B, Renton Tom Brody, agent 425-646-3932 F 425-646-8750 www.e-z-insurance.com  2227 112th Ave. NE, Bellevue We represent Pemco, Safeco, Hartford & Progressive

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Hamrick Investment Counsel, LLC Roy A. Hamrick, CFA 206-441-9911 ✉☎ [email protected] www.hamrickinvestment.com  Professional portfolio management services for individuals, foundations and nonprofit organizations.

Certified Public Accountants
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College Placement Consultants 425-453-1730 ✉☎ [email protected] www.collegeplacementconsultants.com  Pauline B. Reiter, Ph.D. Expert help with undergraduate and graduate college selection, applications and essays. 40 Lake Bellevue, #100, Bellevue 98005


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Funeral/Burial Services
Hills of Eternity Cemetery Owned and operated by Temple De Hirsch Sinai 206-323-8486 Serving the greater Seattle Jewish community. Jewish cemetery open to all preneed and at-need services. Affordable rates • Planning assistance. Queen Anne, Seattle

United Insurance Brokers, Inc. Linda Kosin ✉☎ [email protected] Trisha Cacabelos ✉☎ [email protected] 425-454-9373 F 425-453-5313 Your insurance source since 1968 Employee benefits Commercial business and Personal insurance 50 116th Ave SE #201, Bellevue 98004


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Radman Photography Eric Radman 206-275-0553 www.radmanphotography.com  Creative and beautiful photography at affordable prices. Bar/Bat Mitzvah, families, children, special occasions.


Senior Services
Jewish Family Service 206-461-3240 www.jfsseattle.org  Comprehensive geriatric care management and support services for seniors and their families. Expertise with in-home assessments, residential placement, family dynamics and on-going case management. Jewish knowledge and sensitivity.



College Planning
Albert Israel, CFP College Financial Aid Consultant 206-250-1148 ✉☎ [email protected] Learn strategies that can deliver more aid.

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Kline Galland Hospice 206-805-1930 ✉☎ [email protected] www.klinegallandhospice.org  Kline Galland Hospice provides individualized care to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs of those in the last phases of life. Founded in Jewish values and traditions, hospice reflects a spirit and philosophy of caring that emphasizes comfort and dignity for the dying.


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What’s not to love about a latke?
DIKLA TUCHmAN JTNews Correspondent
Paying homage to a classic childhood comfort food with a recipe passed down from his grandmother Sylvia, Seattle chef Jonny “Chef Perm” Silverberg has done the inconceivable: Launched a food truck where he makes sandwiches — out of latkes. Silverberg grew up in Scottsdale, Ariz., attended the University of Oregon, and later graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. When he first arrived in Seattle in 2007, he got a job as a sous chef at a catering company in Redmond, connected with the restaurant Pomegranate Bistro on the Eastside. After moving back to Arizona, then back to Seattle, Silverberg returned to Pomegranate Bistro as the chef de cuisine. Silverberg knew when he rejoined Pomegranate that his goal would be to start his own business. Being his own boss has always been his ambition, he said, but getting his own restaurant was becoming far too daunting a task. “The fact that the food truck world has kind of taken off in this city and the laws have changed [have] made it a lot easier,” says Silverberg, in addition to “the fact that I have this one product that is truly unique, and nobody else is doing and it allows me to be really focused.” One day, Silverberg was cooking and reminiscing about his grandmother’s latkes when the idea came to him. “I’ve always loved sandwiches — they’re sort of a guilty pleasure,” he says. “And it just sort of happened.” Silverberg tested his sandwiches a few times in the restaurant to gauge the response. “People kind of lost their minds,” Silverberg said, laughing. Monday saw the grand opening of Napkin Friends: The Latke Press Sandwich food truck at South Lake Union’s Banya 5 parking lot. That will be the truck’s Monday afternoon spot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the foreseeable future, with more spots to be added as Silverberg searches the truck circuit. Last month, Silverberg launched a Kickstarter campaign for Napkin Friends to help recoup costs for the truck and equipment for the mobile restaurant. “The idea is to have people retroactively help me out. I have the truck and all the things I need with the exception of a couple of pieces of equipment I have,” says Silverberg. “But the idea of the Kickstarter is to get people who know me and want to be part of it to be able to be part of it and also to get the message out.” By supporting Napkin Friends’ Kickstarter, you get rewards such as your name printed on the truck, Grandma Sylvia’s secret latke recipe, spice rubs, and other swag. So the investment is still very much there. While some sandwiches will rotate, other staples will stay on the menu, like

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the Classic Combo, a vegetarian sweetand-savory sandwich with apple and brie. Matzoh ball soup and Extra Britt’s pickles will also be signature items. “Anything that you think could be amazing with potatoes, is amazing in a latke sandwich,” says Silverberg. He couldn’t be more right.

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A lesson in saving our oceans
By Neve Levinson
Did you know the University of Washington operates one of the U.S.’s leading testing and research facilities dedicated to ocean acidification? Located on San Juan Island, Friday Harbor Labs is crucial to discovering more about this phenomenon. I visited the labs with a group from Livnot Chai, a pluralistic Jewish high school program that meets on Tuesdays in Bellevue and on Thursdays in Seattle. We were also the first group ever of high schoolers to take a retreat to the labs, and I had a great time. We had the entire campus to ourselves, as the researchers were on break, and it was fun to explore the island a little bit. We designed our own Shabbat service, and performed Havdalah on the dock. In our group were 11 kids and three wonderful group leaders: Kate Koester and Julie Hayon, who co-founded Livnot, and Marci Greenberg, a marine biologist in the Jewish community. It was really exciting to learn about marine biology in a Jewish context, a new experience for most of us. Ocean acidification (OA) is the process associated with the decreasing of pH in our oceans. Acidification is happening across the globe, as it comes from the introduction of carbon dioxide into the environment, 30 to 40 percent of which is absorbed by the oceans. This is especially pertinent to Washingtonians, as large
Talia Starr, Eli Hirschfeld, and Laela Edidin take a row in one of the Friday Harbor Laboratories’ rowboats.

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parts of the state have coastline and an important part of our diets comes from the Marc Webb ocean. When the pH of the water decreases, this messes up the entire aquatic food chain, as animals aren’t adapted to living in those circumstances. If an organism on the food chain is negatively affected by OA, everything that eats that organism (including humans) will be introduced to these negative effects, some of which can be quite toxic. This can lead to the demise of an entire ecosystem. This is what Friday Harbor Labs is researching.

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Opens Friday, January 10 Jerry Springer: The Opera Theater Jerry Springer, the man who brought dysfunctional family therapy to the masses — saint or sinner? A British opera (yes, opera) presented by STG and Balagan Theatre asks that very question. When Springer is accidentally killed on set, Satan and God fight for him to host a hellish show, or judge humanity. Toe-tapping numbers include “Bigger than Oprah Winfrey” and “Jerry Eleison.” Mature audiences only. Runs through January 26. $35. At the Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., Seattle. For tickets and information visit www.stgpresents.org.

Monday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. Gary Shteyngart Author talk Acclaimed author of “The Russian Debutante’s Handbook,” “Absurdistan,” and “Super Sad True Love Story,” Gary Shteyngart will share his latest work, “Little Failure: A Memoir.” Born in Soviet-era Leningrad, Shteyngart encountered a cultural clash when he arrived with his parents to New York. “Little Failure” captures his struggles and self-discovery with his characteristic humor. Presented by Elliott Bay Book Company. At Town Hall Seattle, Eighth and Seneca. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $30; book purchase includes two tickets. For more information visit townhallseattle.org.

Thursday, January 16 at 7 p.m. David Laskin Book Reading National Council of Jewish Women presents award-winning local author David Laskin, who will discuss his family’s story as told in his book ”The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century.” Laskin traces over 150 years of Jewish and world history as one family is made and broken by the crises of our time. Copies of his book will be available for purchase. Free. RSVP to [email protected] and put “David Laskin” in the subject line. At Temple B’nai Torah, 15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue.


When the lab was initially started in the early 1900s, there were species in the water that are now gone. The pH of the water, which is crucial to marine life survival in addition to our own, has gone down significantly since then as well. This puts the lab in a unique position to observe these ongoing changes, and to figure out the long-term consequences of OA before other parts of the world. What really surprised me was that OA is a relatively new occurrence. While it has been going on for decades, only recently was the phenomenon fully recognized and viewed as a potential problem. Since OA hasn’t happened before in human history, no one knows exactly what it will lead to — hence, all the experimentation.

One of the biggest thing I got out of our weekend was the sheer beauty of the landscape around us. I know it’s cliché, but it’s true. Walking along the beach at night with just headlamps to guide us, it terrified me to think about how many innocent marine lives I might literally be crushing. But above that, I got another reminder of just how important tikkun olam, or taking care of the earth really is. If humans don’t make a concerted effort to lower our collective carbon footprint, the next generation might not experience these same wonderful beaches, and the organisms that live in the oceans, that we take for granted. Neve Levinson is a freshman at Ingraham International High School and a member of Temple De Hirsch Sinai.



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Bar Mitzvah

Jacob Meier Isaac
Jacob celebrated his Bar Mitzvah on December 14, 2013 at Congregation Beth Shalom in Seattle. Jacob is the son of Kim Isaac and the late Joshua Isaac and the brother of Sam and Sophie. His grandparents are Henry and Kate Haas of Tacoma and the late Miriam and Walter Isaac. Jacob is a 7th grader at the Jewish Day School. He enjoys skiing, basketball and baseball, and loves music. His favorite thing is attending Camp Solomon Schechter in the summertime.

Bat Mitzvah

Abby Hannah Berman
Abby will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation on Mercer Island. Abby is the daughter of Kathy and Steve Berman, and the sister of Eliot and Jake Berman. Her grandparents are Judy and Bill Weisfield of Mercer Island and Lois and Milt Podolsky of Chicago, Ill. Abby is in the 7th grade at Open Window School. She enjoys playing soccer with Eastside FC and spending time with her extended family and cousins.


Lucille Almeleh Spring April 17, 1933–December 10, 2013
Lucille “Lucy” Almeleh Spring was born at the home of her parents, Pinhas David Almeleh (Pinky) and Victoria Franco Almeleh (Vicky), located in the East Cherry Street neighborhood of Seattle. A child of Sephardic Jewish immigrants from the Isle of Rhodes, she formed strong ties with her large extended family. Lucy had many lifelong friends, starting with her school years at Leschi Elementary, then Washington Junior High, Garfield High School, and the University of Washington. Lucy was an athletic tomboy with a love for music and animals — especially dogs. She was a Girl Scout, Air Scout, and Horizon Girl. She was a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority at UW, serving as an adviser to the house for many years. In her teens, Lucy was twice president of the junior choir at Temple De Hirsch. Music director Samuel Goldfarb, an accomplished composer, recognized Lucy’s potential at the age of 15 when he asked her to join the music teaching staff. She brought great enthusiasm and dedication to her work as the director of children’s choirs and the Sisterhood ladies’ choral group from 1948 to 1977. Following the lead of her mentor Mr. G., Lucy crafted numerous plays, musicals, and cantatas for the temple events centered on Hanukkah and Purim, and she was an active performer in many of them. Many of her students have gone on to serve in religious and musical leadership for Jewish communities throughout the U.S. Lucy met the love of her life, Rudy Abram Spring, through the temple’s singles activities. Married in 1955, Lucy enjoyed 45 years of blessed marriage with her loving husband and best friend. Rudy passed away in May of 2000. They shared many passions, including golf, bridge club, service work for their synagogues, time with life-long friends, Garfield grad reunions, and hosting gatherings in their home in the Mockingbird Hill neighborhood of Bellevue. Golf with Rudy, family, and her many friends at Glendale Golf and Country Club brought her much enjoyment. She volunteered in many capacities for the Glendale Women’s Golf Association, serving as club captain in 1976. In 1981 she had a hole-in-one while playing with Rudy. Family was essential to Lucy, maintaining close ties with both the Almeleh-Franco-Mossafer-Peha and Spring-Glass-Himelhoch lineages. While only able to enjoy four decades with her older brother and only sibling, David P. Almeleh, who died in 1977, she cultivated a strong bond with his survivors (Craig, Michelle, Justin and Jaime). Ahead of her time, Lucy nurtured a blended family for her two stepdaughters and two sons. She was instrumental in coordinating the annual Franco-Peha-Mossafer family picnic for 33 years; typically well over 100 gathered at Lake Sammamish State Park for the daylong festivities. Lucy’s life of service to the Seattle Jewish community started very early in her life as she often volunteered with her mother in her pre-teen years. In 1948 she became an employee of Temple De Hirsch, leading many facets of the religious and educational aspects of the temple. In 1977, Lucy was hired as the cultural arts director for the Jewish Community Center and spent five years creating educational, art and musical programming. In 1983, Lucy began a 30-year career at the Kline Galland Home serving as director of volunteers, community relations, activities, and religious programming. She worked with great commitment to meet the diverse range of Jewish cultural and religious programming to all residents of the convalescent, assisted-living, and day-center facilities. Collaborating with the activities department team and other Kline Galland colleagues to enrich the quality of life for residents and their family gave her great satisfaction. She was honored in 2005 with the Power of One award by the Women’s Endowment Foundation for her outstanding work at The Kline Galland Center. She especially enjoyed a special concert sponsored by her Spring family nephews and the entire Kline Galland Home staff (current and retired) in honor of her 80th birthday. Lucy is survived by four children: Perry Spring (Janet Spring Kearsley) of Port Townsend, Harley Spring (Robyn) of Portland, Ore., stepdaughters Sally Lonn (Howard) of Phoenix, Ariz., and Peggy DeLeon (Michael) of Redmond; nine grandchildren: Danielle, Mallory, Arianna, Tracey, Jennifer, Steven (Jackie), Marci (Sean), Shelly, and Solomon; four great-grandchildren: Ryan, Gabriella, Brandon, and Virginia. Many nieces, nephews, and cousins who all knew and loved Bubba Lu. Thank you Lucy for your boundless energy, love, and strength of character — you are an inspiration for all.

Bat Mitzvah

Libby Rose Moscovitz
Libby will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on January 11, 2014, at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation on Mercer Island. Libby is the daughter of Kerry and Kara Moscovitz of Sammamish and the sister of Audrey and Jack. Her grandparents are Walter and Jessie Moscovitz and Don and Joyce Krusky, all of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Libby is a 7th grader at the Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle. She enjoys dance, reading, art, animals, and her family. For her mitzvah project, she is volunteering with the Friendship Circle.

Bat Mitzvah

Taylor Michelle Libman
Taylor will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah on January 18, 2014 at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation on Mercer Island. Taylor is the daughter of Heather and Warren Libman of Mercer Island and the sister of Ethan and Raquel. Her grandparents are Goldie and Dave Libman of Montreal, Quebec, Susan and Brett Fidler of Bellevue, and Mark and Lorraine Buckingham of Enumclaw. Taylor is a 7th grader at Islander Middle School. She enjoys downhill skiing, mountain biking, horseback riding and tennis. For her mitzvah project, Taylor started a fundraiser for “The Mission Continues,” which helps veterans transition back into civilian life. She is also collecting warm clothes and sleeping bags for homeless people in Seattle.

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Vegetarian and glutenfree; vegan if you omit the yogurt or use a soy yogurt. 1 small bunch of Swiss chard 1 clove minced garlic Extra-virgin olive oil Dukkah Maldon salt or other flaky sea salt 1/2 cup thick Greek-style yogurt 1 Tbs. toasted sesame seeds • Thoroughly wash the chard in at least 2 changes of water; more if you suspect any grit remains. Pull the leaves off of the stems. Discard the toughest part of the stems and chop the remaining stems into 1" lengths. • Fill a large bowl with ice water. Put the leaves and stems in a loosely covered, microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 3 minutes or until the leaves are well wilted and tender but not turning gray. Immediately transfer the chard to the ice water and toss to cool quickly (this will preserve the color). Drain the chard and squeeze it dry in a clean dishtowel. • Put the chard in a bowl and toss with the garlic, a good glug of extra-virgin


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olive oil, at least a couple of teaspoons of dukkah, and salt to taste. Taste and adjust seasoning — you may want more garlic, oil, dukkah or salt to get the flavors really popping. • When you are ready to serve, mound the chard on a plate, and sprinkle with a few more flakes of salt. Spoon the yogurt next to the chard and sprinkle it with the toasted sesame seeds. Serves about 2 as a side dish (depending on size of your bunch of chard), easily multiplied.
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