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Kids Klub and Club 678 make a big Splash!                                                  Israel Scouts Bring
   Kids Klub and Club 678 came together for an awesome night of fun at the annual        Love of Israel to Toledo!                        This Issue
Summer Pool Party on July 12. There was so much to do. We began the evening by
                                                                                             The Israel Scout Caravan is a special
dining on some delicious treats, then everyone took the swimming test and we headed
                                                                                         group of young people who are only 16
into the pool. Next, we started the real fun with the balloon-toss competition, diving
                                                                                         and 17 years old. They pack their bags
for pennies, a hula hoop contest and a limbo contest. Finally, we ended the night in
                                                                                         and travel to the U.S. beginning at Me-
the pool with a super fun wet T-shirt relay! Everyone was able to create a fun summer
                                                                                         morial Day, traveling the country until
picture frame and Tzedekah jar to store all of their pennies collected from the penny
                                                                                         mid-August. They bring the spirit of Israel
toss. It was a great time for all in attendance.
                                                                                         with them through song, dance, videos
   For more information on Kids Klub or Club 678 please contact Hallie Freed at
                                                                                         and so much more.
419-724-0364 or
                                                                                             You can feel their energy and liveliness
                                                                                         the minute they step into the room. What
                                                                                         a delight it was to share in this excitement   Page 2
                                                                                         during their day performance with the          Creating a lasting community
                                                                                         campers, local Boy Scouts, senior citi-        legacy
                                                                                         zens and everyone else who joined us! It
                                                                                         doesn’t matter if you understand Hebrew
                                                                                         or not, as the performance was a joy for
                                                                                         all to watch.
                                                                                             Our evening performance followed the
                                                                                         United Jewish Council Annual Meeting
                                                                                         on June 17. This performance was differ-
                                                                                         ent from the earlier one. It allowed us to
                                                                                         see into the Scouts' world through videos
                                                                                         of their families, our universal effort for
                                                                                         the release of Gilad Shalit and the impor-     Page 12-13
                                                                                         tant work that the Israel Scouts continue      Artists in Residence participants
                                                                                         to provide for the at risk youth in Israel.    share amazing experience of Israel
                                                                                             A giant Todah Rabah to our commu-          and art
Madison McQueen, Deborah Becker, Kayla McQueen, Madison Smith and Dahlia                 nity members who opened their homes
Zack hanging around poolside.                                                            with welcoming arms, a hot shower and a
                                                                                         nosh: Alida and Mike Forshaw, Gail and
                                                                                         Leon Kwait, Sheila and Bruce Post, Dara
                                                                                         and Abe Musher-Eizenman, Miriam and
                                                                                         Ivan Leeper-Kende, and Rene and Rich
                                                                                         Rusgo. Thank you to Temple Shomer
                                                                                         Emunim for hosting the Israel Scout 2010
                                                                                         More photos of Israel Scouts on page 14
                                                                                                                                        Page 14
                                                                                                                                        Babies, teens and adults - DJP has
                                                                                                                                        something for everyone!

Kids Klub and Club 678 members are all smiles.
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                                                                                         Israel Scout member Dor, Rene Rusgo
                                                                                         and Cayden Greenblatt.

Julian Liber tests out his hula skills!     Cousins and balloon toss winners Alex        Showing our love for the scouts by pur-
                                            Goldstein and Annie Barchick.                chasing CDs, T-Shirts and tote bags.
    Page  2 • August  2010 • Toledo Jewish News

    Toledo Jewish Community Foundation
        Toledo Jewish Community Foundation Leadership Gathering
                                                      Creating a Community Legacy
                                                   Donors and leadership gathered at Congregation B'nai Israel on June 2 to celebrate
                                               the 30th anniversary of the Foundation of the Toledo Jewish Community Foundation
                                               and to recognize its many milestones and achievements.
                                                   Daniel N. Steinberg, Chairman of the Toledo Jewish Community Foundation, spoke
                                               of the important role that the Foundation plays as a significant supporter of community
                                               needs. During the past fiscal year, the Foundation granted out $1.1 million from its
                                               philanthropic agency, designated and unrestricted fund.
                                                   Featured speaker, Allison Sole of the 21/64 program of the Charles Bronfman Foun-
                                               dation, spoke about the importance of sharing legacy discussions with loved ones. Each
                                               guest received a copy of the book, The Grandparent Legacy Project, which presented a
    Joe Goldberg and Sandy Romanoff,                                                                                                     Dan Steinberg, TJCF Chair.
                                               series of personal testimonials.
    Cyndi and Jamie Rosenthal, Dick and
                                                   Dan Steinberg thanked the attendees for their shared vision of creating a community
    Laurie Green and Rollie Romanoff.

                                                                                                                                         Aaron, Benji, Andrea and Gary Delman
                                                                                                                                         and Abby Suckow celebrated an evening
                                                                                                                                         focusing on legacy giving.

                                               David and Diane Treuhaft, Mike and Barb Berebitsky, Tina Stieben, Wendy Gold-
                                               stein and Elliot Feit.

                                                                                                                                         Paul Goldner, Nancy Shall, Larry and
                                                                                                                                         Terry Robbins.

    Esther Greenfield, Nancy Newbury, JoJo
    Fruchtman and Philip Markowicz.

                                                                                                                                         Ellie and Leon Williams, Bernice Katz
                                                                                                                                         and Sidney Levine.
    Fred Treuhaft and Judge David Katz.        Arleen Levine, Alison Sole, Dan Steinberg, Scott Liber, Jason Levine, Jon Levine,
                                               Stephen Rothschild and Jon Liebenthal.

    Barbara and Jack Treuhaft, Julie and Fred Treuhaft, Judge David and Joan Katz,            Levine family - Gordon and Marla Levine, Allie Klumb and Andy and Marci
    Linda Beren, Inge Horwitz, Nora Romanoff and Eli Abramson.                                Klumb participate in the intergenerational discussion.
                                                                                                        Toledo Jewish News • August 2010 • Page  3

     Volume 58 No. 10 • 24 pages

(ISSN 0040-9081)
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United Jewish Council
                                                                                              An Afternoon of Celebration and Joy
     United Jewish Council                                                                        This past June, members of the Toledo        generations to come. Marla followed her

    Annual Campaign Kickoff                                                                   Pomegranate Society, Lion of Judah and
                                                                                              Lion of Judah Endowment gathered for the
                                                                                              United Jewish Council’s Annual Women’s
                                                                                                                                               comments by pinning her daughter Terry
                                                                                                                                               Robbins with a LOJE pin, honoring Terry’s
                                                                                                                                               commitment to become an endowed Lion
             Sunday, October 3, 2010                                                          Philanthropy Luncheon, to be recognized          of Judah (LOJE). There was not a dry eye
                                                                                              and thanked for their ongoing dedication         in the room!
              Community-wide event                                                            and support. Together, the women learned             As a group, the women then recognized
         Open to all community members                                                        how their collective actions are making a
                                                                                              difference on a daily basis.
                                                                                                                                               Terry in addition to the newest members
                                                                                                                                               of the Pomegranate Society, by making a
           at Congregation Etz Chayim                                                             The women kicked off the luncheon
                                                                                              with a community update, followed by a
                                                                                                                                                    The afternoon then concluded with
                        4-6 p.m.                                                              discussion led by former Toledoan, Cath-         Nora Romanoff, past recipient of the
                                                                                              erine Birndorf, M.D., co-author of “The          Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award, as she
      Join us for a little nosh and a lot of fun!                                             Nine Rooms of Happiness: Loving Yourself,        announced and recognized our 2010
                                                                                              Finding Your Purpose and Getting Over            Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award recipient,
                                                 As featured on NBC-TV's Today                Life’s Little Imperfections.” Dr. Birndorf       Sandy Romanoff. Nora shared Sandy’s
                                                 Show, ABC-TV's The View and                  addressed ways by which women organize           history of volunteerism, leadership and
                                                 CBS-TV's The Early Show!                     their emotional clutter and provided life        commitment to global and local Jewry and
                                                                                              strategies for ensuring more joy in our lives.   announced that Sandy will be presented
                                                 Don't miss this unique                           After Dr. Birndorf ’s presentation, the      with the award at the International Lion
                                                 opportunity to experience                    women heard from Marla Levine. Marla             of Judah Conference in New Orleans this
                                                 America's premier mentalist,                 poignantly shared with the other women           November.
                                                 Sidney Friedman.                             her family’s beliefs and values regarding            Overall, it was a wonderful reunion and
                                                                                              philanthropy and conveyed the importance         a reminder for the Toledo women that we
                                                    Known as "The Mentalist to the            of ensuring a strong Jewish Toledo for many      are, we can, we do!
                                                 Stars" (Chicago Tribune) for his many
                                                                                                                                                                  Toledo’s 2010 Kip-
                                                 celebrity clients, Friedman will read
                                                 your mind and perform ESP, telepathy
                                                                                                                                                                  land award recipient
                                                 and premonition. Plus, you will witness
                                                                                                                                                                  and LOJE Sandy
                                                 his unique "Music Mind Reading"
                                                                                                                                                                  Romanoff with past
                                                 where audience members think of song
                                                 melodies and Friedman telepathically
                                                                                                                                                                  Friedland award
                                                 senses each tune then plays them on
                                                                                                                                                                  recipient and LOJE
                                                 the piano.
                                                                                                                                                                  Nora Romanoff.
 Today Show host Hoda Kotb states, "A few people are better at seeing the future
 than others, like mentalist Sidney Friedman. We love Sidney."

 The Chicago Tribune writes, "Mentalist to the stars, Sidney Friedman is the master of all
 things psychic."

 And Timeout magazine exclaims, "Friedman will blow your mind!"

 This will be a rare event. Be thrilled and elevated. Experience mentalist Sidney Friedman.

 Learn more at:

 Together, we will launch the Annual Campaign. You will have the opportunity to make
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        Toledo Link to College (TLC)                                                               2010-2011 TOLEDO LINK TO COLLEGE
         Fall Packing Date is Fast Approaching!
                                                                                                Student’s Name: ________________________________________________
    All addresses must be updated yearly       contact Hallie Freed at 419-724-0364
and are due to your respective syna-           or
                                                                                                Student’s E-mail Address: ________________________________________
gogues no later than Friday, September            WE NEED YOUR HELP. If your
3 to ensure that your child receives a         child is an incoming freshman, under-
fall package.                                  graduate or even in graduate school,             Name of School: _______________________________________________
    The Toledo Link to College is a            please fill out the form attached with
program that allows students to receive        your child’s updated school informa-             Date School Starts: ______________________________________________
packages from the Toledo Jewish Com-           tion and mail to your respective syna-
munity throughout the school year.             gogue by Friday, September 3.                    Student’s Address:_______________________________________________
    This is a cooperative program of
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munity Foundation, Congregation                43560                                            Expected Year of Graduation: ______________________________________
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Shomer Emunim and Congregation                 3853 Woodley Dr., Toledo, OH 43606
                                                                                                Parent’s Name: _________________________________________________
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underwritten through the generosity of         6453 Sylvania Ave., Sylvania, OH
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                                                                                                                                    Toledo Jewish News • August 2010 • Page  5

Jewish Family Service
           Perrysburg Commons Hosts
           Friendly Visitors Luncheon
    The Friendly Visitors of Jewish Family      Friendly Visitor Program, introduced
Service were treated to a delightful luncheon   Cheryl Fix, Activities Director, and Su-
held at Perrysburg Commons Retirement           san Snoddy, Admissions and Marketing
Center on July 13.                              Director for Perrysburg Commons, who
    All the volunteers appreciated learning     explained that Perrysburg Commons is an
more about Perrysburg Commons and had           independent living retirement center with
a good time interacting with resident David     a home-like feel and caring, friendly staff.
Rayman, who joined the group for lunch.         She said they offer a variety of unfurnished
David said, “It was nice meeting some of        apartment styles to meet residents’ needs.
the other Friendly Visitors in addition to      The center also offers furnished short-term
my Friendly Visitor, Marilyn Perlmutter.”       stays for those seniors who simply need a
He continued, “She helps to break the           break from the hustle and bustle of every-
monotony of my day when I don’t have            day life or for caregivers who need a break
any activities.”                                from caring for their elderly loved ones.
    The group also extended a warm wel-         Located in Perrysburg, the facility is run
come to June Litzenberger, who recently         by HCR-Manor Care.
became a Friendly Visitor. “I’m really             Jewish Family Service extends a sincere
looking forward to getting involved with        thank you to both Cheryl and Susan for
the program,” June stated.                      their kind hospitality.
    Barbara Levison, coordinator for the

                                                                                                                         Balance and
                                        Above, back row: John Gottshalk, Marilyn
                                        Perlmutter and Marcia Pasternak.                                                 Body Rehab
                                        Middle row: Cheryl Fix, Activities Director,
                                        and Susan Snoddy, Admissions and Marketing
                                        Director, both from Perrysburg Commons Re-
                                        tirement Center; newest F.V. June Litzenberger                @ Ohio Vestibular & Balance Centers, Inc.
                                        and Adrienne Silverman.                                   3335 Meijer Drive ~ Suite 400 ~ Toledo, Ohio 43617
                                        Front row seated: Shirley Gerber, Barbara                      Phone: 419-841-3477 • Fax: 419-841-3434
                                        Levison and David Rayman, a resident at Per-                                        Administrators
                                        rysburg Commons.                                        Laurie Livingston, P.T., M.Ed. Marianne Keller, P.T.A.   Michael Peters, P.T.
                                                                                                Full Service Rehabilitation Facility Including
                                        Pictured left is Susan Snoddy, Admissions and                         Aquatic Therapy.
                                        Marketing Director, and Cheryl Fix, Admis-              Same smiling faces at our NEW bright and shiny location! 
                                        sions Director, both with Perrysburg Com-
                                        mons Retirement Center.
                                                                                                                    One gift. Countless benefits.

                                         JFS Mitzvah Basket Centerpieces Available
                                                                                     • Baskets contain items that represent our food bank and
                                                                                     are decorated based on your color theme.

                                                                                     • Rental fee of $18 is tax deductible to the extent allowed
                                                                                     by law and directly benefits JFS Food Bank.

                                                                                     • Baskets are delivered directly to your specified location.

                                                                                     Call Jewish Family Service to order mitzvah basket cen-
                                                                                     terpieces for your next simcha, 419-885-2561, ext 1205.
                                                                                     Please allow 4 weeks to process.
Page  6 • August  2010 • Toledo Jewish News

Department of Jewish Programs
Upcoming YAD Events
                                   Are you a young adult in your 20s or 30s? If so, check                                    Are you in your 40s to early 60s, then this
                                out Toledo’s Young Adult Division. Grads, professionals,                                     group is just right for you!
                                couples, singles and families can get together to make
                                new friends, reconnect with old friends, network with
                                other professionals and become involved in everything
                                that the Toledo Jewish community has to offer. Anyone
                                interested in attending these events or helping with plan-    Sushi in the Sukkah
                                ning should contact Hallie Freed at Hallie@JewishToledo.      Sunday, September 26
                                org or 419-724-0364.                                          6:30 – 8:30 p.m. JCC/YMCA Romanoff Patio
                                                                                              6465 Sylvania Avenue
Check out our new Facebook Group, “YAD Toledo.” A great way                                   $15 per person in advance/$20 at the door
to connect and find out all the Latest News and Events in Toledo!                                YAD is inviting you to join them for Sushi in the Sukkah and learn how to get
                                                                                              your roll on! We will learn the ancient art of sushi rolling and taste some traditional
                                                                                              rice wines and beers from Asia. A not-to-be-missed event!
                                                                                              Reservations and payment are required by Monday, September 20.

YAD Network and Nosh Lunch: Toledo Choose Local
Wednesday, August 11                                                                             Jewish Heritage Video Collection,
12:15 p.m.
Pam’s Corner – 116 10th Street, Toledo 43604                                                           Available to Borrow!
Lunch is on your own
Join YAD at Pam’s Corner in downtown Toledo to learn more about Toledo Choose                                          The Diary of Ann Frank
Local and the importance of supporting our local community and how you can help!                                           Since the publication of her diary in 1947 and its trans-
    Toledo Choose Local, formed in August 2007, is a non-profit dedicated to creating                                  lation into dozens of languages, Anne Frank has become a
awareness of the importance of local, independently-owned businesses in the Toledo                                     symbol of innocent suffering in the Holocaust, and her story
area. The group is a coalition of people from local businesses and non-profits, concerned                              has become the vehicle through which millions of people have
citizens and government representatives all working together to strengthen the viability                               been introduced to this era of history.
and competitiveness of local businesses in the Toledo area, and to promote the overall                                     While hiding with her family and others for two years in
social, economic and environmental health of our economy and communities.                                              a secret attic apartment in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, Anne
    R.S.V.P. requested by Tuesday, August 10.                                                                          detailed her thoughts and emotions as an adolescent girl com-
                                                                                                                       ing of age. A play based on her diary was brought to the stage
                                                                                                                       and became the basis of this film, made in 1959.
YAD Bar Night                                                                                                              Arranging to borrow a DVD can be done during business
Thursday, August 26                                                                           hours (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Monday through Friday by contacting Hallie Freed 419-724-
6:30 p.m.                                                                                     0364 or or Sherry Majewski at 419-724-0386 or Sherry@
Mongolian BBQ – 5001 Monroe St. Franklin Park Mall                                  
Dinner is on your own
Come and join YAD for a unique, create your own stir-fry dining experience!
R.S.V.P. requested by Wednesday, August 25.
                                                                                                    Department of Jewish Programs
YAD’s 4th Annual Sushi in the Sukkah
Sunday, September 26                                                                                                  Senior Events Calendar
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
JCC/YMCA Romanoff Patio                                                                          The DJP Senior Programs and the JFS Senior Adult Center are supported
6465 Sylvania Avenue                                                                          through a generous grant from the Jewish Senior Services Supporting Organization
$15 per person in advance/$20 at the door                                                     and are partners in programming for our senior community.
Couples, singles and families in their 20s and 30s are invited to join for the 4th An-
nual Sushi in the Sukkah and learn how to get their roll on! Learn the ancient art of         Tuesday, August 24                            fun-filled outing to the market: challah
sushi rolling and taste some traditional rice wines and beers from Asia.
                                                                                              6 – 8 p.m.                                    and wine to finish off your preparations
Reservations and payment are required by Monday, September 20.
                                                                                              Difficult Decisions: Older Adults &           for the New Year! Saundra Irvine will be
                                                                                              Financial Planning: How to Afford             our presenter.
                                                                                              Long-Term Care                                    Limited Space!
                              YAD Gets Silly!                                                 $5 per person - Congregation B’nai
   Laughter really is the best medicine!      Cowboy Bill Martin. It was great to chat        Israel - 6525 Sylvania Avenue                 Special Notice:
YAD members recently attended the Funny       and visit with each other, enjoy a great time   A light dinner will be served.                     Please note that our trips are open to
Bone Comedy Club. We all munched on           out and have a laugh.                              Jewish Senior Services, Jewish Family      all seniors and reservations and payment
yummy appetizers and laughed so hard              If you would like to learn about YAD        Service Senior Adult Center and The           are due at the time of the request to hold
some of us were crying! Our comics for        or have suggestions for future events, please   Department of Jewish Programs are             your space. We will accept reservations
the evening really had us going; we enjoyed   contact Hallie Freed, Assistant Director of     proud to present; Difficult Decisions:        on a first-come basis since space is lim-
MC Demetrius Nicodemus, opening               the Department of Jewish Programs at 419-       Older Adults & Financial Planning: How        ited. A wait list will be formed as needed.
comic Gary Menke and featured comic           724-0364 or            to afford Long Term Care. This is the         No confirmations will be mailed; your
                                                                                              second in a series to examine the paths       credit card charge or cancelled check
                                                                                              that we all will travel as we age and care    will serve as your confirmation! Please
   Network and Nosh - YAD Learns about Estate                                                 for the aging population.                     fill out an Emergency Contact Form if
                                                                                                 Registration required by Friday, August    you will be traveling with us and have
           Planning and Living Wills                                                          20.                                           not done so.
    YAD had a great opportunity to learn some of the basics about estate planning and                                                            To learn more about the DJP Senior
living wills. Our presenter for this Network and Nosh at the Hungry I was Stephen             Thursday, September 2                         Programs, please contact René Rusgo at
Rothschild, a partner in the Probate, Estate and Trust and Litigation Departments of          1 p.m. – Meet at the Anderson’s               419-724-0365 or
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, where he has practiced for more than 20 years.                Market – Sylvania and King Rd.                     To learn more about the JFS Senior
    Stephen shared with us some things that we should be thinking about whether you           Apples and Honey for Rosh Hasha-              Adult Programs, please call Mary Lou
are single or a young married couple with or without children. He expressed how               nah and so much more…                         Whittaker at 419-531-2119 or
important it is to have your wishes and directives in writing so that those around you           An afternoon filled with learning
clearly understand your wishes.
                                                                                              about and tasting various types of apples          To make a reservation for a DJP Senior
    If you would like to learn about YAD or have suggestions for future Network and
                                                                                              and what makes one honey different            Program, please call Barb Hager at 419-
Noshes, please contact Hallie Freed, Assistant Director of the Department of Jewish
Programs at 419-724-0364 or                                          from another! Also included in this           724-0357or
                                                                                                                                      Toledo Jewish News • August 2010 • Page  7

Seniors Scene
       Highlights from Senior Events                                                                              Senior Activities
                                                                                            Camp L’chaim will take place August 2-6       Center, 419-531-2119, if you would like
                                                                                        at the Jewish Community Center on the             a ride to this event.
                                                                                        Patio and in several other locations. Some            -------------------------------------------
                                                                                        of this year’s highlights include fused glass         Because the holidays are early this year,
                                                                                        pendant making; Traveling Tea, a high tea         our kosher shopping trip will take place
                                                                                        featuring sweets homemade by the staff of         Thursday, August 26, leaving Pelham at
                                                                                        the Laurels; line dancing; a day at the Bay       9:30 a.m. for West Bloomfield, MI. The
                                                                                        and so much more!                                 cost is $5 for the ride and lunch is on
                                                                                            -------------------------------------------   your own. We will stop at Harvard Row
                                                                                            Tuesday, August 10, at 1 p.m., in Pelham      Meats, (248-539-806) and at Diamond
                                                                                        Manor’s Weinman Community Hall, Marla             Bakery (248-626-2212.) Please call and
                                                                                        Osgood, Lucas County Assistant Prosecut-          place your orders in advance. Other stops
                                                                                        ing Attorney, is scheduled to speak to the        include Hiller’s and Trader Joe’s. Reserva-
Mae Seretsky and       MaryLou Whittaker, Devorah Fried- Albert Brookenthal             Friendship Club and guests on preventing          tions may be made by calling the JFS Senior
Muddy!                 rich, Betty Benjamin, Muddy, Selma enjoying his ballpark         the abuse, neglect, exploitation and criminal     Adult Center.
                       Masters and Shelli Plosscowe.      nosh.                         victimization of seniors and protecting the           -------------------------------------------
                                                                                        independence, respect and quality of life             Pelham Manor’s Dinner Out will be
                                                                                        for senior citizens. There is no charge and       Sunday, August 29 at the Barn Restaurant
                                                                                        refreshments will be served.                      at Sauder Village. The van leaves for the
                                                                                            -------------------------------------------   Barn at 3:45 p.m. Non-residents may make
                                                                                            Another exciting “Mystery Lunch” is           reservations if seats are available. Once
                                                                                        scheduled for Thursday, August 19. The            again, please call the Senior Center for
                                                                                        destination remains a secret until our bus        information.
                                                                                        pulls up to the door. The group will leave
                                                                                        Pelham Manor at 10 a.m., lunch is on your
Betty Benjamin, Sue Hirsch, Margie         Arnie and Marlene Remer and Al               own and transportation is $2 and reserva-
Rusgo and Elaine Hershman pose for the     Dickson and Shirley Gerber getting their     tions are required.
camera.                                    audio devices ready.                             -------------------------------------------      For more information about
                                                                                            Transportation will be provided for
                                                                                        seniors to attend the third in the series,          senior activities and the Senior
                                                                                        “Difficult Decisions.” This session will             Adult Center, please contact
                                                                                        address the topic of “Older Adults &                 Mary Lou Whittaker at 419-
                                                                                        Financial Planning: How to Afford Long
                                                                                                                                                     531-2119 or
                                                                                        Term Care.” Attorney Gary L. Miller will
                                                                                        speak following a light supper, from 6-8    
                                                                                        p.m. at Congregation B’nai Israel. Cost
Pictured above are Phyllis Diamond and
                                                                                        for the dinner is $5 and reservations are
Elsie Liber getting comfy on the train.
                                                                                        required. Please call the JFS Senior Adult
Pictured right are Jerry Feldstein and
Corrine Adler enjoying the sites.

                                                                                          A Place to Call Home
                                           Above, boarding the train.
                                           Left, the group, waiting at the train sta-

                   Pelham Manor Pics                                                      If you’ve been looking for a comfortable, secure and
Pictured right, Friendship Club Vice President                                                 affordable place to live, then look no further.
Leonard Newman is enjoying his ice cream
sundae while visiting with Pelham resident
Helen Mallamad at Pelham’s recent Ice Cream
Social. Guests enjoyed the music and enter-
                                                                                              Pelham Manor Apartments
tainment as well as the various dessert combi-
                                                                                              Amenities include:
                                                                                              • Safe and secure      • Transportation services
                                                                                              • Laundry facilities   • Diverse programs and
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                                                           Ice Cream Social includ-
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                                                           ed residents and their             • Rent based on income • Newly renovated
                                                           families. Shirley Hes is
                                                                                           Pelham Manor provides one and two-bedroom accessible apartments
                                                           pictured here surrounded
                                                           by several generations,          for persons aged 62 years or older, also available to persons under 62
                                                           all of whom enjoyed the                    who require certain accessibility features of units.
                                                           treats and the music.                         Managed by the United Jewish Council of Greater Toledo.
                                                           Betty Smith hosted                             Please call for information or stop by
                                                           children and grandchil-                   Monday - Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
                                                           dren for the special sweet                           Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
                                                           treats, which included                             2700 Pelham Road • 419-537-1515
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Temple Shomer Emunim
          August/September Worship Schedule                                                                Make it Happen at Home!
       Friday, August 6, 6 p.m.                Sunday, September 12, 10 a.m              Did you ever wonder how those people who are considered fabulous cooks do what
           Shabbat Service                   Woodlawn Cemetary Memorial Service       they do to be fabulous? Wonder no longer! The Temple Ritual Committee is sponsoring
                                                                                      a new initiative called “Make It Happen at Home,” and you are invited to participate.
    Saturday, August 7, 10:30 a.m.                Friday, September 17, 8 p.m.        The first session will focus on Rosh Hashanah.
     Sheridan Wagner Bat Mitzvah                            Kol Nidre
                                                                                         Begin the year with confidence. Start with “Carryout cooking” classes on August 15
       Friday, August 13, 6 p.m.                 Saturday, September 18, 10 a.m.      where you will make it and take it home. There will be two sessions taught by experienced
            Shabbat Service                        Yom Kippur Morning Service         cooks who will teach you the “how to” of cooking. At each session you will make three
                                                   Children’s Programming K-8         dishes which you will take to with you to enjoy at home.
      Friday, August 20, 6 p.m.                        2 p.m. Family Service
Shabbat Service - Cantor Siroty Officiates         3 p.m. Afternoon, Yizkor and          Then join us for Shabbat services on August 27 and learn the “why” of the holiday
                                                        Concluding Service            and its food. This will be followed by a Shabbat dinner featuring all of the dishes which
       Friday, August 27, 6 p.m.                6:15-6:30 p.m. Blowing the Shofar,    were made during the cooking classes.
      “Make It Happen at Home”                followed by Congregational Break Fast
      Shabbat Service and Dinner                                                         Each of the two cooking sessions will include preparation of three holiday dishes.
                                             Wednesday, September 22, 5:30 p.m.       You may take one session or both. These sessions on August 15 will be $18 per session.
     Friday, September 3, 6 p.m.                     Erev Sukkot Service
           Shabbat Service                                                                 Session I 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
                                              Thursday, September 23,10:30 a.m.            Session II 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
        Saturday, September 4                       Sukkot Morning Service
               Selichot                                                                  Soon you too will be called a fabulous cook all while gaining a deeper understanding
                                                Friday, September 24, 6:30 p.m.       of Rosh Hashanah!
      Wednesday, Sept 8, 8 p.m.                           Consecration
 Erev Rosh Hashanah Evening Service                                                     Space is limited. Call Beth at the Temple office ASAP to reserve your spot - 419-885-
                                               Saturday, September 25, 9:30 a.m.      3341 or email Lynn at
      Thursday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m.                        Bible and Bagels
   Rosh Hashanah Morning Service              10:30 a.m., Shabbat Morning Service
      Children’s Programming K-8
         3 p.m. Family Service               Wednesday, September 29, 5:30 p.m.
           Bring Your Shofars                Erev Simchat Torah Service followed by
  Taschlich at the JCC Lake following                   Brisket Dinner
             Family Service
                                              Thursday, September 30, 10:30 a.m.
     Friday, September 10, 6 p.m.                Simchat Torah Yizkor Service
    Shabbat Service-Healing Service

Chabad House
                                                                                                                                        Toledo Jewish News • August 2010 • Page  9

Congregation Etz Chayim
  Congregation Etz                                Selichos Program                           Sisterhood/Men’s Club
 Chayim Plans Annual                                   Planned                                       News
   Summer Picnic                                 Congregation Etz Chayim is planning            Mark your calendars for Sunday,
                                             a delightful Selichos program on Saturday      September 26, at 6:30 p.m. for the Joint
    Congregation Etz Chayim will hold        evening, September 4. The program will         Opening Dinner Meeting of the Sisterhood
its annual summer picnic on Sunday,          begin at 9 p.m. with coffee and delicious      and Men’s Club. A delicious dinner is being
August 15, in the Louis & Dora Cohen         desserts, followed by the program at 10 p.m.   planned with a delightful program. Ad-
Auditorium.                                  Selichos services start at 11:30 p.m. Please   ditional information will be forthcoming.
                                             call the synagogue office at 419-473-2401
   From 3-5 p.m. there will be games         to make reservations.
of poker, rummikub, bingo, mah jongg
and more, with snacks for everyone!
                                                   Sisterhood News
   From 5-7 p.m. dinner will be served.
The menu features BBQ brisket and                Etz Chayim Sisterhood is holding its
chicken, hotdogs, potato salad, coleslaw,    annual Mah Jongg tournament on Wednes-
pickles, chips, soft drinks, watermelon      day, August 4, from 1-4 p.m. in the Louis
and brownies. The cost of the picnic is      & Dora Cohen Auditorium. The cost is $5
$15 per person, $6 for children 3-10         per person. Mahj groups are welcome, as
years old; there is no cost for children     are individual players. Call Diane Treuhaft
three and under. The deadline for            at 419-829-9986 to make your reservation
reservations is August 11. Please call       or for further information.
the synagogue office at 419-473-2401
for reservations and for any additional

   Raffle tickets will also be sold with a
chance to win monetary prizes.

Congregation B'nai Israel
                                                                                                                                     Worship Schedule
   Announcing: A community group
                                                                                                                             EREV ROSH HASHANAH
    for Jewish Singles – 50s and 60s                                                                                         Wednesday, September 8
                                                                                                                             Mincha/Maariv......................... 6 p.m.
                                                                                                                             Candlelighting........................... 7:38 p.m.
           Our first program: Sunday, August 22 at 11 a.m.
                Join us for Brunch! (Nominal charge)                                                                         ROSH HASHANAH I
                  Program: “Facing life’s challenges”                                                                        Thursday, September 9
                   with Dr. Esther Beckmann, PhD                                                                             Morning Service....................... 8:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                             Mincha/Maariv......................... 6 p.m.
              Place: Congregation B’nai Israel, Sylvania                                                                     Tashlich Service (meet @CBI) 7 p.m.
           R.S.V.P. to: Rabbi Moshe Saks, 419-517-8400 or
                                                                                                Candlelighting........................... 8:37 p.m.

                                                                                                                             ROSH HASHANAH II
                                                                                                                             Friday, September 10
       S.O.A.P.                                                                                                              Morning Service....................... 8:30 a.m.
 Synagogue Organized                                                                                                         Mincha/Maariv......................... 6 p.m.

  Afternoon Program                                                                                                          Saturday, September 11 (Shabbat Shuvah)
                                                                                                                             Morning Service.......................9:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                             Mincha/Maariv/Havdalah........7:30 p.m.
August Topics
                                                                                                                             YOM KIPPUR
8/4     NO S.O.A.P.                                                                                                          Friday, September 17
8/11    NO S.O.A.P.                                                                                                          Kol Nidre………………7:30 p.m. SHARP
8/18    Walking the Bible, PART 2                                                                                            Candlelighting.............. 7:24 p.m.
8/25    Walking the Bible, PART 3
                                                                                                                             Sunday, September 18
Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m.                                                                                                         Yizkor
Followed by coffee, snacks, mahjongg                                                                                         Morning Service                     9 a.m.
and lots of fun!                                                                                                             Mincha                              6:15 p.m.
OPEN TO ALL – NO CHARGE                                                                                                      Neila.............................. 7:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                             Fast Ends – Maariv                  8:24 p.m
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 With Hiring of AJC Veteran, David Project With an Eye Toward Cooperation, Recalling
    Consolidates its Mainstream Status        the Holocaust Heroism of Muslims
By Ron Kampeas                                   ing blocks for them to get that courage."            By Lauren Greenberg                         of Faith Matters, Fiyaz Mughal, told JTA.
JTA                                                  The pro-Israel student community                 Zejneba Hardaga, in black, at a Yad         “We’re looking for bridging points, and we
    In a continuing bid to transition from       welcomed the hiring of David Bernstein,          Vashem tree-planting ceremony in honor          thought this fits the perspective of mutual
campus rabble rousers to more mainstream         who until now directed the AJC’s network         of her family, 1985. (Courtesy of the Yad       understanding and shared history.”
educators, The David Project has hired a         of regional offices. Bernstein will split his    Vashem Holocaust Memorial)                          Mughal said his organization detected a
Jewish establishment veteran to guide the        work between Boston and Washington,                  JTA                                         rift between the Jewish and Muslim com-
pro-Israel campus organization.                  where he will continue to reside.                    In April 1941, members of the Kavilio       munities in Europe and saw this booklet,
    In recent years the David Project has            "I'm extremely excited by the appoint-       family of Sarajevo fled their house as Na-      which took the better part of a year to
expanded from its original mission --            ment," said Wayne Firestone, the president       zis rampaged through the city destroying        produce, as an opportunity to address it.
confronting what it identified as radically      of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish             Jewish homes. As they ran toward the                Jews see Muslims as inclined toward
anti-Israel groups on campus -- to educating     Campus Life.                                     mountainside, a Muslim friend of the            violence and uninterested in engagement,
Jewish students on Israel.                           Firestone said the David Project fills a     family, Mustafa Hardaga, spotted them           discussion of the Holocaust or mutual un-
    Now the hiring of David Bernstein, 43,       vacuum among pro-Israel student groups,          and offered shelter.                            derstanding, Mughal said. And, according
a 13-year veteran of the American Jewish         which often limit their activities to bringing       Shortly after, when Josef Kavilio thought   to Mughal, Muslims believe that Jews don’t
Committee, as executive director signals         speakers to campus or running candidates         the family could be moved to safety, the        want Muslims to be heard. Muslims, he said,
a major growing-up for the organization.         in student elections.                            Kavilios relocated to Mostar, an area under     “feel that there is an overwhelming desire
    "I'm looking forward to going from               "They have a niche approach to educa-        Italian control, but Josef stayed behind. He    to protect the Middle East, and that the
the premier Jewish advocacy organization         tion that certainly is not the focal point       was arrested by the Nazis and held captive      Jews don’t want to discuss anything else.”
globally to an organization with a more          of AIPAC, which is involved in political         in chains in the freezing snow.                     By chronicling World War II stories in
focused approach and mission," Bernstein         engagement," he said, referring to the               Hardaga's wife, Zejneba, found Kavilio      which Muslims went out of their way to
said. "The idea is to train the activists, who   American Israel Public Affairs Committee's       and smuggled him food until she could           help Jews -- 70 Muslims are named by Yad
will then have the skill set to talk to the      student division.                                help him escape to safety, where he stayed      Vashem as “Righteous Among the Nations”
wider campus community."                             Firestone said the David Project's focus     with the Hardaga family again. Kavilio          for aiding Jews in North Africa, Turkey and
    The David Project made its first major       on small, relaxed groups was effective.          later rejoined his family, but their relative   Albania during the Nazi era -- the booklet
splash in 2004 with "Columbia Unbecom-               "That's the battleground for influencing     security did not last. When the area fell       aims to change those perceptions.
ing," a hard-hitting documentary film            this generation," he said. "It's very hard       under German control, the Kavilios again            Aside from physically saving people,
alleging that pro-Israel students at Colum-      to influence public opinion on speaker           sought refuge with the Hardagas.                the Muslims whose stories are retold in
bia University were being intimidated by         tours. You need more than knowledge and              Decades later the Kavilios, by now living   the booklet helped preserve Jewish life and
faculty and peers. Critics said the film, by     information. You need local stakeholders         in Israel, petitioned the Yad Vashem Holo-      culture, helping Jews obtain kosher meat
naming faculty, was itself an exercise in        in educating and influencing their peers."       caust Memorial in Jerusalem to recognize        before the Saabbath or saving the famed
intimidation.                                        With the only material on the David          the Hardagas’ bravery and name them             Sarajevo Haggadah.
    In 2006 and 2007, the Boston-based           Project's recommended reading list ad-           Righteous Gentiles.                                 Mughal said he hopes the booklet will
organization joined an effort to keep a          dressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict            Later, when Yugoslavia broke up and the     demonstrate to Muslims and Jews that “life
Muslim group that had alleged extremist          being uniformly critical of the Palestinian      region descended into war in the 1990s, the     is not black and white, straight and narrow.”
ties from building a mosque in that city.        Authority leadership, which some left and        Hardaga family was rescued from Sarajevo            “The histories are different but are in-
    More recently, the David Project has         center-left pro-Israel groups see as moder-      and brought to Israel in 1994.                  tertwined," he said. "Our shared histories
focused instead on helping students in-          ate, Bernstein suggested that he would               The story of the two families is among      can overcome feelings of helplessness and
troduce a pro-Israel narrative on campuses       broaden the dialogue under his stewardship.      eight told in a new booklet produced by a       hopelessness.”
where the organization believes it is absent.        "We will provide resources that help         British interfaith dialogue group and called        Faith Matters, which has posted the
    In addition to campus training and           people have thoughtful, sophisticated            “The Role of Righteous Muslims.” The            booklet on its website, is working with
national training in the United States and       conversations as issues emerge -- on long-       30-page booklet, produced by Faith Mat-         partner organizations in both communities
Israel to equip students with the tools to       standing issues and controversies as well        ters, focuses on stories of Muslims helping     to distribute the booklet and have it used
counter anti-Israel activism on campus, the      as short-term ones," he said. "We will be        Jews during the Holocaust and is being          in community settings by educators and
organization contributes curricula to more       making sure that we address the range of         distributed to educators, synagogues and        by individual readers.
than 125 Jewish middle schools and high          opinions from left to right, we will make        mosques as a model for positive Muslim-             “It is short and was written in an easy-
schools. Meanwhile, the staff has grown to       sure people understand the complexities          Jewish interaction.                             going style, so that it can be read in 20
28 from just a handful.                          Israel faces."                                       “We wanted to try to look at something      minutes,” Mughal said. “We want people
    The David Project was at the forefront           Firestone said the broader Israel on         that could bring greater understanding in       to absorb it without having to revisit it.”
earlier this year of the Israel on Campus        Campus Coalition would continue to ac-           both communities in the UK,” the director
Coalition effort to push back against a          commodate the view of the liberal side of
stepped-up effort by anti-Israel groups to       the spectrum.
depict the Jewish state as an apartheid state.
    "It's less about the staff being the advo-
                                                     "In the Jewish world the marketplace of
                                                 ideas is rich and cantankerous," the Hillel
                                                                                                           Jewish Fusion Music Key to
cates; it's more about the students being
trained to being the advocates," said Evan
                                                 leader said. "That means the more niches
                                                 we can bring together, the better."                       Budapest’s ‘Jewstock’ Festival
Bernstein, the director of development for
                                                                                                  By Ruth Ellen Gruber                            blending jazz, hip hop, rap and reggae with
the group. (Bernstein is not related to the
                                                                                                  JTA                                             Israeli pop and traditional Jewish folk tunes
new executive director.) "We’re the build-
                                                                                                      Flora Polnauer, 28, tilts back her head;    and liturgy to form an eclectic urban sound.
                                                                                                  half closes her eyes and hums a few bars of         "It's a big mix of contemporary Jew-
                                                                                                  a song by her hip-hop/funk/reggae band          ish musical identity," said vocalist Adam
                                                                                                  HaGesher.                                       Schoenberger, the son of a rabbi. "All of
                  Pre-Need Funeral Plans when you want peace of mind
                                                                                                      The song is "Lecha Dodi," the Shabbat       us find Jewish culture very important.
                     At-Need Arrangements when you need a friend
                                                                                                  evening prayer -- sounded over a Yid-           Hagesher is a platform for us to articulate
                                                                                                  dishized version of the Beatles song "Girl."    musically our different musical interpreta-
                                                                                                  It's just one of the many unconventional        tion of Jewish cultural heritage."
                                                                                                  songs of the band, whose vocalists rap              As the program director of the popular
                                                                                                  their own lyrics in Hebrew, Hungarian           Siraly club, whose dimly lit basement stage
                                                                                                  and English.                                    is a regular venue for Hagesher and other
                                                                                                      "It's modern Jewish music because it's      groups, Schoenberger, 30, is a leader in
                                                                                                  influenced by Jewish things, but it's not       Budapest's Jewish youth scene.
                                                                                                  the replaying of old Jewish songs," says            He is also one of the organizers of
                                                                                                  Daniel Kardos, 34, a composer and guitar-       Bankito, sometimes referred to as "Jew-
            2426 N. Reynolds Road, Toledo, OH 43615                                               ist who plays with Hagesher and several         stock" -- a youth-oriented Jewish culture
                                                                                                  other bands. "I pick up many things and         festival Aug. 5-8 on the shore of Bank Lake,
    Thomas I. Wisniewski, Funeral Director • David J. Czerniak, Funeral Director
                                                                                                  mix them."                                      north of Budapest.
                                  419-535-5840                                                        Hagesher is one of about half a dozen
                                                                                                  bands in this city of European Jewish cool
                                                                                                                                                      Bankito includes concerts, exhibitions,
                                                                                                                                                  performances, workshops, seminars and
                             A Tradition of Caring Since 1939
                                                                                                                                                   Jewish Music continued on page 22
                                                                                                                                Toledo Jewish News • August 2010 • Page  11

Toledo Board of Jewish Education
                                                         It’s Back-to-School Time!
Soon, the hallways of the Stone Hebrew Academy will again be filled with students and their smiling faces and infinite energy! We are looking forward to a fantastic 2010-
2011 school year!

                           Piano playing at the variety show.
                                                                Poetry reading at its best.    Making friends with an armadillo.

                                                                                                                                    Veteran’s Day Program.

                                                                              I love school!
                                                                                Fun and exercise in physical
                                                                                education class.
Ready to learn together.                  My story mobile!                                                                          Want to know what I learned today?

Field Day fun.                                     Spectacular Hanukkah performances.                 Hanukkah!                         School Spirit Week.

                              Camp Gan Yeladim - A Sizzling Summer of Fun!
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Special Interest - Israel Artists in Residence
  My Experience: UJC                             standing of visual story telling through
                                                 still imagery, followed by technical ways
                                                                                                 Filled with good food, music and art, the
                                                                                                 people at the festival celebrated hopes of
                                                                                                                                                  the same age. After seeing these children
                                                                                                                                                  I knew that I wanted my next project to
 Partnership with Israel                         to implement their ideas.                       bringing fences down, at the very least, in      be in the village, to work with these kids
                                                     My other project was to document the        the name of art. Artists from the residency      and to hopefully get to know them. I
  - Artist in Residency                          Empowering Women program at the col-            donated their works from the festival to the     have aspirations of finding funds to get
                                                                                                 communities they worked with.                    basic graphics equipment to add to their
By Dena Elisabeth Eber                                                                               Perhaps one of the more transforming         rudimentary computer lab and then, give
    Participating in the Artist Residency                                                        encounters for me was a visit to schools         digital art instruction related to it.
in Israel this past June 4-11 through the                                                                                                             A trip to Western Galilee is not complete
Partnership with Israel Program was one                                                                                                           without a visit to Zfat, especially for a group
of the more significant and fruitful experi-                                                                                                      of artists. Known as a center for Jewish
ences I have been a part of. With a goal of                                                                                                       mysticism and the study of the Kabbalah,
establishing positive and lasting relation-                                                                                                       the village also is home to many artists,
ships between American Jews and Israelis,                                                                                                         especially those who specialize in Kabbal-
the program more than accomplished its                                                                                                            istic art. The tour included a visit to David
objectives. The residency was both work                                                                                                           Friedman’s art studio and an introduction
and experiential, which helped foster            lege, which seeks to recruit and fund very                                                       to the Jewish mystical symbolism in his art.
meaningful situations in order to make           accomplished yet underprivileged girls                                                           This was especially interesting for me as
permanent ties. To this end, each day was        into their business program. The study is                                                        much of my work, although not mystical,
split between a project for each participat-     rigorous and focused around economics                                                            includes Jewish themes and symbols that
ing artist with community members from           and management. For this project I created                                                       if not abstract, they are at least not literal.
the Western Galilee and visits to art related    artistic portraits, so I had the privilege to                                                    David’s ideas and processes have already
places throughout the region. Because            follow the girls around to document their                                                        impacted my work and I sense, that of the
of my academic background, my project            work and personalities                                                                           others on the residency.
                                                     Both projects have promise for future                                                            Finally, a report on the residency would
                                                 opportunities, especially with digital                                                           be lacking without mentioning the food.
                                                 students from the college. I currently          Donated Work                                     With oral stimulation abound, I ate my way
                                                 have plans to work with Professor Danny                                                          across Israel at a rate that almost kept up
                                                 Abekasis on a joint project with his students   in Sheik Dannun, an Arab village in the          with our packed schedule. If for no other
                                                 and mine on art surrounding identity. The       Galilee region. I am not sure what I             reason, the residency program was worth it
                                                 students will swap image files online and       expected, but what I found were school           for the food. Each meal was filled with an
                                                 build a collaborative piece in which they       children of all ages, kids like the ones I see   overabundance of Israeli specialties, most of
                                                 will add parts of themselves to construct a     in the US, only they were Arabs in Israel        which (much to my daughter’s chagrin), I
Her Mikvah, Transformation
                                                 common identity.                                and they spoke a language that I didn’t          am attempting to reproduce here. I think
consisted of experiences with students at            Artists from the residency, along with      understand. They didn’t have what kids           the Shakshouka and FRESH halvah (not
the Western Galilee College, including a         other artists in the Western Galilee region     in the US have, but they were the same in        the stuff in wrappers you get in the US)
workshop, a presentation and the documen-        participated in the first annual Fence          that they were shy, excited and (depending       stick out the most for me, followed by the
tation of a new academic program. Other          Festival, dedicated to art and music sur-       on their age) stumbling over identity and        fire-roasted eggplant with tahini sauce.
events that stood out during the residency       rounding the notion of a fence, such as “the    self-awareness, just like American kids of           Perhaps this is the point where I have
were the Fence Festival at Kibbutz Gesher        fence between neighbors, the fence along                                                         to call this a “dayenu” moment. It would
Haziv, a visit with school children in Sheik     borders between nations, and the fence as                                                        have been enough to go to Israel and simply
Dannun, an Arab village east of Nahariya         defense and offense. A fence is something                                                        work with students at the Western Galilee
and a tour of the village of Zfat.               that separates, confines, defines, prevents                                                      College, but there was more. The other
                             My primar y         limits, liberates and goes by many other                                                         projects, the trips to villages, kibbutzim,
                         project was a work-                                                                                                      museums and art studios too, would have
                         shop on digital                                                                                                          been sufficient. Then of course the food,
                         storytelling, in-                                                                                                        which was “dayenu” in and of itself, would
                         corporating both                                                                                                         have been enough, but there was more.
                         digital imaging and                                                                                                      Looking back I see the biggest gems of
                         snapshot aesthet-                                                                                                        the experience were the people and the
                         ics, with the latter                                                                                                     hospitality. From the care and attention
                         incorporating cell                                                                                                       to the work experiences and networking,
student work             phone and mo-                                                                                                            the people I worked with, both my Israeli
                         bile media tech-        Art Festival                                                                                     cohorts and my fellow American artists,
nologies. As with most visiting artists in       definitions.” Artists transformed the kib-                                                       were what made this program a success.
academic settings, my visit began with an        butz perimeter security fence, which was                                                         From the lasting connections and friend-
artist presentation that related my work         originally constructed to protect kibbutz                                                        ships I can safely say that the program has
and creative process to the workshop. The        inhabitants from terrorists in neighboring                                                       just begun.
presentation was followed by a workshop          Lebanon (2 miles away), into an art gallery.
in which the students gained an under-

       Welcome Home                              home on the Mediterranean Sea.
                                                    Day 1: Meeting colleagues from Na-
                                                                                                 is unexpected but very exciting news. We
                                                                                                 work for about half a day, then lunch and
                                                                                                                                              quick to pick up the techniques, perhaps
                                                                                                                                              because of her major skill in jewelry mak-
By Sharon Frankel                                hariya, Omaha and Akron to begin the            tour the northern border and Rosh Kanikra,   ing. The afternoon is spent at the Ghetto
    "Welcome Home," a poster at the Ben          putting the mosaic work together. We are        where a railroad was built to take people to Fighters House Museum and the Moshe
Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, reminds one          ahead of schedule and begin to believe that     and from Europe.                             Kupferman Museum. We are treated to
of how special Israel is. I arrived after a      we may still be in Israel to view the project       Day 2: I go to Stefany’s studio and we   dinner with families in Kibbutzim. We
15-hour trip on Sabbath, knowing that I          on the community center outer wall. This        begin glass bead making lessons. She is      had great fun with our host family, Yael
had to wait until 9 p.m. for a train north to                                                                                                 and Amnon Gill, who run their own bakery
Nahariya and the Frank Hotel, our home                                                                                                        business that began as part of their kibbutz.
for a week.                                                                                                                                   Yael’s baking was so successful, that she
    Much to my amazement was a man                                                                                                            privatized, and currently rents space in the
holding a sign with my name on it. We                                                                                                         kibbutz to service bakeries and restaurants
sped away in his taxi and arrived about 8                                                                                                     around Nahariya.
p.m. where I unpacked and joined my col-                                                                                                         Day 3: We tour Northern Israel, Pkiin,
leagues from Toledo, Akron and Omaha for                                                                                                      a Druze Village, the tomb of Rabbi Shimon
a wondrous week of adventures.                                                                                                                Bar-Yochai who wrote the Kabala, and Safed
    My tasks were twofold, participate in a                                                                                                   or Tzfat, an ancient and mystical city with
mosaic project about 3 x 4 feet to hang on       Our tour group: Kim Goldberg, Daniel Chris-     Collaborative ring made by Stefany Egozi and a great Artists’ Quarter.
an outside wall of the Matte Asher region        tensen, Dena Elisabeth Eber, Jane Petitjean,    Sharon Frankel.                                 Day 4: meeting with a group of 5th-6th-
                                                 Sharon Frankel, Janice Woll, Bonnie Cohen and                                                grade children from Nahariya to finish a
community center, and to work with a             in front, our guide Ronit Zinger.                                                                                  continued next page
jeweler, Stefany Egozi, at her studio/gallery/
                                                                                                                                                 Toledo Jewish News • August 2010 • Page  13

Special Interest - Israel Artists in Residence
mosaic piece which Akron, Ohio children
had started about 3-4 months before; it was                                                                                                                     Since 1959 – Toledo's Own
carried over by Akron’s Bonnie Cohen and
Janice Woll to finish and hang in Nahariya.
The themes of the mosaic picture echo love,
fellowship and peace between the US and
Israel, Akron and Nahariya, sister cities.                                                                                                   ~ Traditional Hungarian Recipes ~
    Day 5: Back to Stefany’s to complete
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laborative pieces are great. In the evening
we have a farewell dinner; it is beautiful
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    After breakfast we take a taxi to Jerusa-
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my friend, Barbara, who has always wanted
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Christian sites with Barb, as she checks out
Shabbat at the Western Wall and Masada
                                              Photo of the Mosaic Project as it is installed at the
with us. We stay a week dining at the most Matte Asher Region Community Center.
incredible places with dazzling celebrity
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chefs taking kosher cooking to new heights!                                                                         

     Working Together                                                                                 Shay, her staff and kindergarten teachers in
                                                                                                      the Children’s Art Center for children 3-6
                                                                                                                                                      each month was evident in the creativity
                                                                                                                                                      exhibited in the projects the kids completed.
By Jane Petitjean                                                                                     years of age, a kindergarten. The art center    They were colorful and imaginative and we
    When people work together, it is differ-                                                          runs a very unique format with one sole         all had a great time with them.
ent than just having a brief meeting on a                                                             purpose: Art! Orly established the center           The Children's Art Center is located in
visit or a tour. I have toured many places                                                            to expose the children of Akko, where the       Akko, Israel, a very diverse area. Most of
and met countless people. You know the                                                                center is located, to art. It is set up with    the classes of 30 or so children were a mix
routine: “Hello, pleased to meet you.                                                                 a gallery, which is changed monthly, and        of Arab Muslim, Russian immigrants and
Yadda, yadda, yadda...It was nice to have                                                             studios where the children work. In the         Israeli Jews. Fifty two percent of the local
met you...So long!” Sometimes you stay                                                                gallery they learn about “gallery manners,”     population in the area is Muslim. Much of
in touch, but more often than not you                                                                 how to observe art and how to participate       the populations is economically challenged.
really don't.                                                                                         in discussion about art. It was amazing to      The Art Center’s purpose is to give the kids
    But when people work on a project                                                                 hear some of the commentary coming from
together, you’re get to know them, the kind                                                           these little ones! In the studios they get to
of people they are, what gets them excited,                                                           experiment and experience art first-hand.
what makes them laugh, what makes them                                                                Our projects were creating “pet rocks” and
mad and what makes them cry. You share                                                                life-size self portraits.
                                                   the Partnership 2000 Artist in Residency               As I am not fluent in Hebrew I had
                                                   was all about for me.                              reservations about communicating with
                                                       From June 3-10, I was fortunate enough         the kids. But they quickly gave way to
                                                   to travel to Israel to participate in an Artist    exchanged smiles and laughter as the
                                                   in Residency for the Central Area Consortium       universal “kid-speak” bounced around the
                                                   in Western Galilee with two other Toledoans,

                                                                                                                                                      a creative haven of sorts, to foster not only
                                                                                                                                                      creative minds but to help build bonds
                                                                                                                                                      of friendship and peace. It is, after all, a
                                                                                                                                                      Kindergarten. What an appropriate place
the work load by helping a child cut out                                                              studio and gallery. “OK!” and “Wow!” are        to plant the seeds of creativity and peace!
spirals and cleaning up spilled paint. You                                                            international phrases, you know! Smiles             We are currently looking for more art-
share the coffee breaks and the cookies. You                                                          and giggles convey this as well. We com-        ists to participate in an Artist in Residency
share the triumphs of a “pet rock” success!                                                           municated with joy and enthusiasm toward        Program 2011. It is an exceptional oppor-
Day to day, you work toward a common                                                                  our common interest: Art! The success           tunity to experience art and Israel at the
                                                   Sharon Frankel and Dena Eber. The oppor-           that Orly has had with the more than            same time. It is exciting and fulfilling. I
goal and build a bond and form what will           tunity enabled me to see Israel and its people
be long lasting friendships. That is what                                                             1000 children that go through the center        highly recommend it!
                                                   in a very special way. I worked with Orly

                                                   Save the Date – Desert Queen Israel
    The next Desert Queen journey in Israel is scheduled           4x4 Jeep convoy in which teams members drive the Jeep                 The price does not include: Flights to and from Israel,
for October 27 - November 2, 2010. (October 26 is the              in challenging terrain. Desert Queen also includes hiking,        medical and personal insurance.
orientation day that participants' must attend.)                   self-exploration, teamwork, sleeping under the stars and              This Program is open to women 20 and older with a
    Desert Queen is a Jeep journey, exclusively for women,         much more. The journey is led by an experienced guide and         valid driver’s license.
which takes place in some of the most exotic and challeng-         includes full logistical support, including a full-time doctor.       Applications and more information can be obtained
ing landscapes in the world. This year’s trip will take place          The cost of the Desert Queen 2010 journey is $1600            at and must be completed in full
in the Southern part of Israel.                                    (US Dollars). This price includes: Orientation, Jeeps, fuel,      and may be faxed to the offices of "Desert Queen Israel" at
    It combines a competitive outdoor adventure and                full room and board throughout the 7 days of the adventure,       972-2-6247767 or e-mailed to the JCC Association Israel
4WD driving expedition with a personal empowerment.                overnight lodging (primarily at camping facilities), entry        office: Leah@icca.orq. All registration forms must reach JCC
The participants are put to the test as individuals, and           to sites, challenging activities, team guide (staff person),      Association's Israel Office no later than September 15, 2010
equally important, as a team. Each journey is based on a           medical escort, logistics escort and full vehicle insurance.      at midnight, Israel time (5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time).
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                               Club 678 and BBYO Ride the Rides at Cedar Point
    The skies were gray, overcast and the threat of rain was on the horizon, but that didn’t
stop us from having an amazing day at the world’s greatest amusement park. The bus
ride was filled with chatter about which rides to get in line for first and which rides will
make your stomach feel bad (so don’t eat before you go on it) as well as group singing
to the movie Mulan 2!
    With tickets and drink bands on before getting off the bus, we were ready for a great
day at “The Point.” The skies cleared, no rain (maybe a few drops), the sun came out
and the lines were short. Our kids got to get off and on as many rides as they wanted
to. Everyone did a nice job with check-in times and a great day was had by all.
    To learn more about Club 678 or BBYO, please contact Hallie Freed, Assistant
Director of the Department of Jewish Programs and BBYO City Director at 419-724- Samantha Walkin, Mollie Groth, Ben                        Avi Levison and Zane Kruszynski pon-
0364 or                                                             Yaffe and Sam Zack smile for the camera.      dering what do to next.

Matt Davis, Ruthie Chaban, Rachel Fe-             Jacob Groth and Stefan Kuehn.                Kayla McQueen and Sydney Siegel are         Jacob Dolin, Ben Ginsburg, Ben Perl-
derman, Shayna Zack and Zoe Yaffe.                                                             all smiles.                                 mutter, Ben Barmash and Chad Kripke.

 Babies, Bibs & More – Making Memories Israel Scouts continued from front page
   Making memories is exactly what we             date! With many more on the horizon,
did!                                              this marked the beginning of beautiful
   With more than 40 participants and             friendships as they will grow up together.
20 children in attendance, it was a great             Everyone walked away with a special
Sunday morning to meet, mix and mingle            baby bag or BIG kids bag, depending on
with each other. Families had the oppor-          age.
tunity to create a plate or a tile with their         This event was supported by the Jack
child’s hand print or footprint, depending        Romanoff Community Family Program
on the age of the child. You could decorate       Fund.
your creation any way you wanted to, from             To learn more about Babies, Bibs &
background color to color block to names          More or to offer programming suggestions,    MaryLou Whittaker, Nancy Newbury
and special dates.                                please contact Rene Rusgo, Director, De-     and Allie Berns all enjoying the music of
                                                                                                                                           Our campers are dancing.
   Older children had their own special art       partment of Jewish Programs at 419-724-      the Scouts.
table and new friendships were fostered. For      0365 or
many, this was their baby’s first official play

                                                  The Castiglione family, Vincent, Vin-
                                                  cent, Adrianna and Kelly getting ready
                                                  to create their masterpiece.
Wendy Payne and son Jacob – perfect

                                                                                               Zoe Yaffe and Emmie Brody.

                                                                                                                                           Josh Brody and Caravan member Illy.

                                                  Lisa Haberstock-Jeffer, Grace Jeffer and
                                                  Allison Sachs are ready to paint!

BIG Kids art table.

                                                  Mom Caitlyn Ackerman helping daugh-
                                                  ter Brianna put the finishing touches on                                    Dancing in the aisles!
Dad Ian Katz and son Cobin                        her handprint plate.
                                                                                                                                 Toledo Jewish News • August 2010 • Page  15

Jewish Community Relations Council
                     Guest Commentary                                                           JCRC Welcomes New Chairman,
By Scott Rothstein
    This is in response to a letter writ-
                                               hasn’t the majority of non-hardliner
                                               Palestinians imposed restraint and
                                                                                                      Scott Rothstein
ten by Amjad Hussain, published in             moderation to prevent this Palestinian          As you read this article, it has been more than a month since the JCRC has
the Toledo Blade dated July 12, 2010.          “core of hardliners” from escalating the     had a new chair in place. Howard Friedman, past chair, and his wife Sharon have
    Hussain’s op-ed piece on the Mid-          conflict and causing future suffering in     settled into their new home in Atlanta to be closer to their family. Howard has
east, Hard-liners present hurdles to           Gaza? (Insert sounds of crickets chirp-      worked for the JCRC tirelessly for the last 30-plus years and his experience and
peace in Mideast, portrays the “hard-          ing here). Obviously, since Israel can’t     passion in this field will be sorely missed.
liners” as the main obstacle towards           negotiate with Palestinian hardliners           You probably know the saying that “when one door closes, another door
a peaceful settlement in the Mideast.          (unequivocally committed to Israel’s         opens.” I am thrilled to announce that walking through the JCRC door as the
Outrageously, and contrary to both             destruction) who exactly should Israel       new Chairman is Scott Rothstein. Scott presently sits on our board and holds
incontrovertible facts, and common             talk to? The “moderate” Palestinian          positions on the boards of the Multi-faith Council, Erase-the-Hate and the Ohio
sense, Hussain concludes that it is Israel’s   Government refuses to even sit down          Jewish Communities Board of Directors. Scott brings new insight into the field
“hard-liners” that are to blame! Under         and negotiate face to face with Israel.      and a wealth of knowledge on many topics.
the guise of appearing evenhanded                 So…not only are the Palestinian              I look forward to working side by side with Scott as we tackle the issues we
he pays lip service to the existence of        hardliners obstacles to peace, the so        face as Jews and advocates for Israel.
Palestinian “hardliners” but dismisses         called Palestinian moderates are either
their significance by claiming they are        unwilling, or unable, to deliver as well.      Sincerely,
not a majority and that their “rhetoric        When the Palestinians truly want to            Wendy Goldstein, JCRC Director
is…hollow…”                                    reach an accord with Israel, as Jordan
    EXCUSE ME? Didn’t Israel’s demo-           and Egypt did, I’m confident peace will
cratically elected government dismantle        come. Until then, the Palestinian and
Israeli settlements in Gaza and forcibly       Israeli people will continue to suffer.
remove approximately nine thousand
“hardliners” from Gaza in 2005? We                I encourage all members of our com-
know how that has worked out. The              munity to make their voices heard by
non-majority Palestinian “hardliners,”         writing letters to our local and national
who forcibly took control of Gaza in           newspapers and picking up the phone and
a bloody civil war with the acting Pal-        calling our state representatives when the
estinian government (the Palestinian           need arises.
Authority), lobbed SIX THOUSAND                   You can – and do – make a difference
MISSLES DEEP INTO ISRAEL in                    when you choose not to remain silent!
response to Israel’s withdrawal.                  Thank you,
    Obviously, the Palestinian hard-              -Wendy Goldstein, JCRC Director/
liners’ rhetoric is not so hollow after        Campaign Associate
all. Please tell me Mr. Hussain, why                                                        Howard Friedman                         Scott Rothstein
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HADASSAH                                                                                             NA’AMAT
In Israel’s Corner                                admire the Jewish state for its self-reliance      NA' AMAT Day-Night Home                             and social work and education students.
By Nancy Falchuk                                  and its success against great odds. They                                                               Every Wednesday, high school students,
National president of Hadassah, the               recognize that it shares America’s values.             The children in our day-night home              each matched to a child, take their charges
Women’s Zionist Organization of                       American support also rests on the ef-         in Hadera, ranging in age from eighteen             for three hours of fun and play.
America.                                          forts of a Jewish community and organiza-          months to seven years, literally have no-              Every Attempt is made to unlock
                                                  tional structure that is spread throughout         where to turn. Sent by the Ministry of              the children’s potential for growth and
    As president of Hadassah, the Women’s         the US, from Florida to Alaska. Hadas-             Social Welfare from all over Israel, they           development. At Hadera, the aim is to
Zionist Organization of America – an              sah, for example, is made up of 300,000            come from homes where the mother is ill,            recreate the setting of a real home and
organization that has never wavered in            households, located in every congressional         either physically or emotionally; where             family. Rooms are light and airy; each
its support of Israel – I find the current        district, involved in both local affairs and       neither parent can adequately care for              child has his own clothes and toys and
climate painful.                                  talking to our friends and representatives         them; or where the whole home picture               everyone who participates in the care
    For millennia the Jewish people have          about Israel.                                      is so deprived or disturbed that a normal,          treats the child as their own. Like moth-
lived, and often thrived, amid prejudice.             Those who know us – our neighbors              healthy childhood is impossible.                    ers, the meta plot teach names of body
But even if we can get along without the          and officials in Washington – know that                Often the children of drug addicts,             parts, colors, show the children how to
respect of others, that doesn’t prevent us        we build as well as talk. They know that           alcoholics and the like, they arrive with an        draw, use the playground equipment and
from desiring it. That is why the mood            Hadassah contributes to Israel’s reputation        overlay of emotional and developmental              care for themselves.
right now for Israel’s supporters in America      as an ethical society.                             problems. They come from homes where                   The older children are disbursed to
is so gloomy.                                         They know that our hospitals in Jerusa-        no one listened to them, not spoke to               over a dozen different kindergartens
    The one-sided view of the blockade of         lem are oases of peace in a troubled region.       them. More often than not the children              and nurseries in an effort to make them
Gaza, which pops up in opinion columns,           From our example, they know that medi-             are depressed and have poor cognitive and           a part of the community, not a "group
blogs, demonstrations and conversations,          cine can transcend politics and borders.           language skills and a poor grasp of basic           within a group." With this basic, loving
reveals large numbers of people unwilling             We not only cooperate as individuals           concepts. It is not unusual for children            nurturing behind them, children proceed
or incapable of putting themselves in Israel’s    in local affairs, we also partner with other       to have inexplicable pains and fears, or            at age six to other care homes or, if we
position. Some commentators have even             organizations to advance common goals.             not to have learned to walk or talk at              are lucky, are reunited with the family
questioned its strategic value to the US.         Hadassah’s newest partnership is with Susan        the usual age.                                      that we in NA' AMAT have helped to
    Last week, protesters impeded the un-         G. Komen for the Cure – a global power                 A team of professionals: psychologists,         make whole again.
loading of an Israeli cargo ship in Oakland,      in the fight against breast cancer – and the       social workers, speech and occupational                NA' AMAT USA'S Spiritual adoption
California.                                       city of Jerusalem.                                 therapists evaluate and treat each child.           program helps provide for these children.
    Within the Jewish community, there                This coming October, that partnership          They are cared for by loving and highly             For a contribution of $360, the donor
is angst about a younger generation either        is bringing the Komen organization’s Race          trained NA' AMAT meta plot (day-care                receives a picture of her “spiritually ad-
indifferent or alienated from any relation-       for the Cure event to Israel for the first time.   workers) whose work is supplemented by              opted” child. These children are Israel’s
ship with the Jewish state.                           Through coalitions like this, we               music instructors, a kindergarten teacher           most needy, and we are proud to be able
    AS PRESIDENT of Hadassah, the                 strengthen Israel and engage in health care        and volunteers from our Timon schools               to provide for them.
Women’s Zionist Organization of America           diplomacy.
– an organization that has never wavered              As the largest nongovernmental em-
in its support of Israel – I find the current     ployer in Jerusalem, Hadassah is as dedi-
climate painful. At the same time, I think
a hard-headed look at how Israel’s image is
                                                  cated today to the building of Israel as our
                                                  grandmothers and great grandmothers were
faring in the world reveals a bigger picture      when the organization began in 1912. We
than today’s headlines.                           are not Pollyannas who believe Israel is           Kadima Mada Conference                              tional research project examining the use
    To begin with, Hadassah’s representa-         perfect, but we refuse to make every action                                                            of technology in schools, gave a ringing
                                                  or decision taken by an Israeli government
                                                                                                     Confronts Declining Technol-
tives in most countries in Europe and                                                                                                                    endorsement of the Kadima Mada, which
South America report growing efforts to           a test of our love.                                ogy in Schools                                      has seen the installation of high-tech science
delegitimize Israel. Through Hadassah                 This month, 1,500 Hadassah conven-                 At Kadima Mada’s recent Annual                  laboratories, fully equipped staff rooms and
International, an organization of men             tion delegates will gather in Hallandale,          Conference in Jerusalem, principals and             Internet-connected “smart classes,” as well
and women of all faiths, established by           Florida, where we will reaffirm our support        educators charged with implementing                 as the provision of vital teacher training.
HWZOA specifically to build bridges               for Israel in spirit and in practice. We’ll        ORT’s innovative Science Journey projects               To this end, he praised Kadima Mada’s
through medicine, Hadassah International          explore what actions we can take to protect        in schools across Israel were informed that         Teacher Empowerment Centers for equip-
leaders stand up to debunk myths about            its image in the world. We’ll discuss our          while computers per student/school have             ping educators with the training they need
unethical behavior, many of them related          health and education programs, including           increased in many countries over the past           to incorporate new and emerging educa-
to medical care.                                  the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital                five years, in Israel the ratio has deteriorated.   tional technologies and methodologies into
    We have successfully fought European          Tower, the new medical facility we will                ORT’s programmatic arm in Israel,               their classrooms. “These centers make it
calls for boycotting Israeli doctors and scien-   dedicate in Jerusalem in 2012.                     Kadima Mada, is affectively addressing this         possible for teachers to create innovative
tists, and practice “health care diplomacy,”          And we’ll talk about our youth move-           troubling scenario. In partnership with             lessons for their students while helping them
and in doing so bring to the world’s atten-       ment, Young Judaea, a pillar of Taglit-            government ministries and local authorities,        to understand the complex technologies
tion Israel as a moral and ethical society.       Birthright, and how to strengthen the ties         the program is delivering unprecedented,            they are using,” he added.
    While the effort to delegitimize Israel       between American Jewish youth and the              ground-breaking science and technology                  “We plan to take Professor Miodusar
seems to be spreading in Europe, it still has     Jewish state.                                      education to more than 30 communities               on a tour to see firsthand what Kadima
gained little traction in America. Public             Neither Hadassah nor the other dedi-           and municipalities, mostly located on the           Mada doing in bringing interactive ‘smart
opinion polls consistently reveal broad           cated Jewish organizations in America can          periphery of Israel. This rapidly expanding         classes’ to schools across northern Israel.
public support among Americans.                   convince everyone in an indifferent or             multi-million dollar initiative is offering         I think he’ll like what he sees,” said the
    Despite inevitable debates over spe-          hostile world that Israel’s security concerns      greater opportunities, increased resources          organizer of the Principals’ Conference,
cific policy questions, that backing at the       are legitimate. But we firmly believe that a       and improved facilities.                            Dr. Osnat Dagan.
grassroots level extends to the corridors         world in which Israel and the Jewish people            Professor David Miodusar, the Head of               ORT is investing $12.6 million to
of power in Washington, where bedrock             are respected is a world that is better for        the Department of Science and Technology            install 400 ‘smart classrooms’ throughout
support for Israel remains the rule rather        everyone.                                          Teaching at Tel Aviv University’s School of         northern Israel. Over a two-year period,
than the exception.                                   We don’t take anyone’s support for             Education, told conference participants that        Kadima Mada has tripled the number of
    There are many reasons for this support.      granted, nor do we consider support from           not only has the availability of technology         such high-tech classrooms by equipping
Though the media doesn’t like to recycle the      any quarter permanently lost. We are               in schools in Israel worsened in comparison         schools with Interactive Whiteboards,
same vocabulary every day, most Americans         committed to making our case and doing             with other countries, but that math teachers        wireless Internet and other technological
know deep down that Israel is the only stable     our work.                                          very rarely use computers in their teaching.        aids, as well as providing teacher training
democracy in the Middle East. Americans                                                              He also emphasized that technology alone            in their use.
                                                                                                     was not the solution.                                   By 2012, Kadima Mada will reach
                                                                                                         “The most important thing is that               240,000 students at 188 schools in more
                                                                                                     teachers know how to use the technology             than 80 municipalities. This new technol-
    One gift. Countless benefits.                                                                    effectively in a pedagogical sense. It’s im-
                                                                                                     portant to take a long term approach, there
                                                                                                                                                         ogy will improve the learning capabilities
                                                                                                                                                         of Israel’s children and inevitably lead to
                                                                                                     are no one-off solutions,” he said.                 the reduction in the existing social gaps                                                                                In his remarks, Professor Miodusar, who
                                                                                                     is a part of Tel Aviv University’s interna-
                                                                                                                                                         while bringing about an educational social
                                                                                                                                 Toledo Jewish News • August 2010 • Page  17

Special Interest
     Installation of Induction Loop
    System Offers Unique Option for
            Hearing Impaired
    Installation of the new Audio Loop         aide, the new Audio Loop System allows
Solutions System has recently been             these individuals to clearly hear sounds
completed in the Leonard Lounge and            which the hearing aid was unable to pick
Romanoff Patio in the JCC building,            up before.
Pelham Manor’s Weinman Hall and the
Darlington Hall of the Sekach Building.            Special thanks to Susan Kaufman for
This is very exciting news for members         all of her assistance and guidance with
of our community who are hearing               this project, and to Andy Jankowski of
impaired, as this unique system allows         Audio Loop Solutions for the wonderful
for clearer hearing with a hearing aid         job of installation of the system.
without simply amplifying the sound.
There is also no need for distribution             Funding for the Romanoff Patio is
of any headphone or individual hearing         from an anonymous donor. Funding for
device, which is not only cost efficient and   the Loop Induction system in the Leonard
sanitary but also allows for anonymity.        Lounge, Pelham Manor’s Weinman Hall
    How does the Induction Loop Sys-           and the Darlington Hall of the Sekach
tem work?                                      Building was made possible through the
    The system consists of a thin wire         Ruth and David Schonbrunn Durable
that is placed around the listening area,      Medical Equipment Fund of Jewish
a special amplifier and microphone.            Senior Services and the Toledo Jewish
Speech signals are amplified and circu-        Community Foundation. David and
lated through the loop wire. The resulting     Ruth Schonbrunn were active members
magnetic energy field is detected and          of Congregation Etz Chayim. David, an
amplified by the "telecoil" or telephone       artist, was talented in many genres of art.
switch circuitry common to many hear-              We hope that this new system will
ing aids, cochlear implants and induction      encourage community members who
loop receivers.                                may have been reluctant to attend events                                   Barry Himmel
    The end result is a high quality ampli-    in the past because they could not hear                                        Sales Manager
fied reproduction of the original speech       well to partake in future programming              6109 W. Central Ave.              1-800-4-LEXUS-4
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signal. Intelligibility is greatly increased   in these designated areas. It has been said
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because the distance between the speaker       that the Loop System will ultimately open
and the listener is bridged and back-          the world to many of these individu-                  White Family
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ground environmental noise is reduced.         als in the same way that, as eloquently
While hearing aids amplify sound, this         stated by Rabbi Garsek of Congregation
does not necessarily make things come          Etz Chayim, “David opened the world

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Next Generation
                                                                                                                                      This program offers arts and crafts, education
                                                                                                                                      and connecting with other Jewish kids!

                                                                                                                                      Sunday’s-A-Funday Pool Party!
                                                                                                                                      Sunday, August 22
                                                                                                                                      1 – 2:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                      UJC Campus, Romanoff Patio
                                                                                                                                      This event is free
 FREE Books and CD’s – Are you getting YOURS?The PJ Library® is completely
 FREE for participating families in the United Jewish Council of Greater Toledo                  Join Sunday’s-A-Fun Day for our third year of programming. Come and hang out
 Region.                                                                                      with your Sunday’s-A-Fun Day friends before school starts for an afternoon of water
                                                                                              games and so much more!
     The PJ Library seeks to engage Jewish families with young children. Each par-               Make sure to dress to get wet!
 ticipating child in our community will receive a high quality Jewish children’s book            Don’t forget to bring some spare change to donate to our giant tzedakah jar.
 or CD every month, from age six months through age eight.                                       *Emergency Form and Code of Conduct must be on file to participate. R.S.V.P.
     Each book and CD comes with resources to help families use the selection in              required by Monday, August 16 to Barb Hager at 419-724-0357 or Barb@Jewish-
 their home. The book and music list has been selected by the foremost children’s   *NO WALK-INS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
 book experts and includes a wide array of themes related to Jewish holidays, folktales
 and Jewish family life.

 And the PJ ABC FOOD BOOKS for August are:
                                                                                              Kids Klub & Club 678
 Apples & Honey (ages 6 months to 2 years) - Apples and Honey by Joan Holub                   Tzedekah for Sukkot!
 Bagels & Lox (ages 2 to 3) – Today Is the Birthday of the World by Linda Heller              Sunday, September 19
 Challah Toast (ages 3 to 4) - Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride by Debo-               2-3:30 p.m.                                                                    Club 678 is for
                                                                                                                                                        For Jewish Youth in 4th and 5th grade
                                                                                                                                                                             Jewish Youth in
 rah Bodin Cohen                                                                              Meet at Build-A-Bear – Franklin Park Mall (near the food                       6th-8th grade

 Dates & Almonds (ages 4 to 5) - The World’s Birthday by Barbara Diamond                      court)
 Goldin                                                                                       $5 per person – Includes: One bear to donate and snacks
 Egg Matza (ages 5 to 6) - The Hardest Word by Jacqueline Jules                                  Join Kids Klub and Club 678 for a “beary” fun-filled afternoon! We will be creating
 Falafel (ages 6 to 7) – New Year at the Pier by April Halprin Wayland                        cuddly bears to be donated to less fortunate children of the greater Toledo area and will
 Gefilte Fish (ages 7 to 8) – Even Higher by Eric Kimmel                                      celebrate Sukkot together during this very special event.
 Hamantaschen (ages 8 and older) - The Secret Shofar of Barcelona by Jacqueline                  Don’t forget to bring some spare change to donate to our giant tzedakah jar.
 Dembar Greene                                                                                   You must have an emergency form on file to participate! R.S.V.P. and payment
                                                                                              are required by Friday, September 17, to Barb Hager at 419-724-0357 or
 To learn more about the PJ Library and to ensure that your child receives this      *No walk- in registrations will be accepted for this event.
 wonderful gift, please contact René Rusgo, 419-724-0365 or Rene@JewishTo- The PJ Library® is supported by the Gary and Andrea Delman Family
 Foundation.                                                                                          B'not Shalom's Free Car Wash
                                                                                              When: August 29
                                                                                              Time: 12:30- 3:30 p.m.
                                                                                              Place: The Temple Congregation Shomer Emunim
   Department of Jewish Programs                                                              Come and help support your local BBYO BBG chapter, B’not Shalom, before, after
   Presents:                                                                                  and during the 7th Annual Helping Families Live Jewishly Summer Fun Carnival
                                                                                              (1-2:30 p.m.) B’not Shalom is a part of the Jewish Youth Organization BBYO which
   Summer Films                                                                               is a non-profit organization. Donations are appreciated!
   Showings begin promptly at 7 p.m.
   Darlington Hall
   Leo and Vera Sekach Community                                                                                      BBYO Wants You!
   Services Building                                                                              My name is Alec Stern, I am going to        Jewish community.
   6505 Sylvania Ave.                                                                         be a junior this upcoming school year and I          If you are nervous and do not want to
      These films will be shown free of                                                       am BSN’s Godol for this term. This means        go alone, bring a friend (as long as he or
   charge, but registration is requested                                                      I am the president of the BSN Board.            she is Jewish and between grades 9-12). We
   one week prior to each showing. Please                                                         BSN stands for Brown Smullin Neufeld.       are planning lots of amazing programs and
   bring non-perishable canned goods for the JFS Food Bank.                                   We have two awesome advisors for BSN;           can’t wait to have you join us!
      Light refreshments will be offered, but feel free to bring your own favorite            Chad Kripke and Kyle Schwartz. BBYO is              If you are wondering how to get your
   kosher snacks.                                                                             open to any Jewish 9th-12th-grader who          kid involved in BBYO, here are some op-
                                                                                              wants to have fun while meeting other           tions: email me at,
                                               Monday, August 9                               Jewish teens in Toledo as well as in cities     or email our City Director Hallie Freed at
                                               Beau Jest                                      like Cleveland, Canton, Akron and more.
                                               90 minutes. English - Rated PG                 You will learn about leadership, gain social        Hope to see you soon!
                                               for some mild thematic elements                skills and get more active in the Toledo
                                               and brief language
                                                   Lainie Kazan stars as the classic             Ohio Northern Region #23 B’nai Brith Youth
                                               Jewish mother obsessed with finding a
                                               “nice Jewish boy” for her disinterested                         Organization
                                               daughter in this funny, warm, movie.
                                               Based on an off-Broadway hit “Beau             2010 – 2011 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
                                               Jest” offers a tale about falling in love      October 15 – 17          Fall Kickoff                                                             Akron
                                               that gets complicated when the daugh-          November 19 – 21         Leadership Training Institute                                            Camp Wise
                                               ter’s little white lies spin out of control!   January 28 – 30          Kallah                                                                   Hiram House
                                                                                              April 7 – 10             Regional Convention                                                      Cleveland
                                                  To make a reservation for a DJP             May 13 – 15              Josh Mendelsohn                                                          Camp Wise
                                               Film, please call Barb Hager at 419-                                    New Member Weekend
                                               To learn more about the DJP Films,             FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BBYO locally, please contact Hallie Freed,
                                               please call René Rusgo at 419-724-             Assistant Director Department of Jewish Programs and BBYO City Director at 419-
                                               0365 or                 724-0364 or for information about the region - Phone:
                                                                                              216-360-0075 – email: or
                                                                                                                                     Toledo Jewish News • August 2010 • Page  19

Next Generation
         BGSU Hillel Summer Report                                                                                 Our Newest
   There are many exciting things com-          Student Board, 2010-2011                                      B’nai Tzedek Students
ing up this year for BGSU Hillel! Fall          BGSU Hillel’s Executive Board for
semester begins on August 23. Welcome                                                        Jonathan Intrater
                                                the 2010-2011 academic year:
Back Week festivities will run from the                                                          We are thrilled to welcome Jonathan Intrater to our family of B’nai Tzedek Philan-
23-27. Our plans for the Welcome Back                                                        thropic Fund holders. Jonathan attends Ottawa Hills Junior High where he participates
Picnic are underway; it is scheduled        President-
                                                                                             in football and soccer. He also enjoys swimming and spending time with friends and
for August 28. We will be cooking           Ashley Berman (Cleveland, Ohio)
                                                                                             family. Jonathan and his family are members of Congregation B’nai Israel. Jonathan is
kosher dogs on the lawn of the Bowen-       VP of Religion & Education-                      also active in Congregation B’nai Israel Religious School, Talmud Torah, Kadima and
Thompson Student Union to welcome           Abigail Frankel (Averill Park, New                                                  Club 678. When asked why he established a B’nai
new Jewish students to BGSU.                York)                                                                               Tzedek Fund, Jonathan replied, “to help my Jewish
                                            VP of Social Programming-                                                           community and others.”
   Along with social events, BGSU Hillel Rachel Letwin (Pittsburgh, Pennsyl-
has some great ideas for the holidays dur- vania)
ing the fall semester. We will be providing Secretary- Morgan Levin
rides to local synagogues for the High
                                                                                                                               Daniel Intrater
                                            (Akron, Ohio)                                                                          We are thrilled to welcome Daniel Intrater to our
Holy Days, and will be having a Break
                                            Treasurer- Kaitlin Pontier                                                          family of B’nai Tzedek Philanthropic Fund holders.
the Fast meal at the Bowen-Thompson
                                                                                                                                Daniel attends Ottawa Hills Junior High where he
Student Union on the evening of Sep- (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
                                                                                                                                participates in football, soccer, cross country and
tember 18. We will also build a Suk- Public Relations Officer-
                                                                                                                                track. He also enjoys swimming and spending time
kah on the Union Green (tentatively Sophie Goldenberg (Akron, Ohio)                          Jonathan and Daniel Intrater      with friends and family. Daniel and his family are
scheduled for September 23). This past
                                                                                                                              members of Congregation B’nai Israel. Daniel is also
year it was enjoyed by approximately 60         Contact information:
                                                                                             active in Congregation B’nai Israel Religious School, Talmud Torah, Kadima and Club
students who stopped by to make crafts
                                                                                             678. When asked why he established a B’nai Tzedek Fund, Daniel replied, “to help my
and shake the lulav and etrog. It was an        Dr. Kyle Ingle, Faculty Advisor              Jewish community and others.”
exciting and fun learning experience for        Email:
all. More exciting events and details to
be announced soon!                                                                                                      Deborah Becker
                                                Ashley Berman, President                                                 We are thrilled to welcome Deborah Becker to our fam-
-Ashley Berman BGSU Hillel President
                                                Email:                                              ily of B’nai Tzedek Philanthropic Fund Holders. Deborah
                                                                                                                     attends Toledo School for the Arts where she participates
                                                                                                                     in piano, Glass City Steel Jr. and Junior Thespian Club.
                                                                                                                     She also enjoys music, art, playing the piano, cartooning,
    University of Toledo Hillel Names                                                                                Hebrew study, friendship bracelet design, nature, biology
                                                                                                                     and photography. Deborah and her family are members of
              New Advisor                                                                                            Congregation B’nai Israel. Deborah is also active in Sunday
                                                                                                                     school and Club 678. When asked why she established a B’nai
    The Department of Jewish Programs           teacher for the David S. Stone Hebrew                                Tzedek Fund, Deborah replied, “I established a B’nai Tzedek
is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Lane as         Academy. Elizabeth is the daughter of Fund because it’s the right thing to do for the Jewish community and for the world.”
the Hillel Advisor at the University of         Jill and Bill Lane and the wife of Andrew
Toledo. Elizabeth is a graduate of The          Mariani.
Art Academy of Cincinnati where she was             If you or someone you know has           We hope that the examples set by our B’nai Tzedek Fund holders will inspire and
active with the University of Cincinnati        a student attending UT, Owens or encourage many other young adults to come forward and establish their own personal
Hillel. Her favorite program while at           Lourdes, be sure to let Elizabeth know fund. A student’s gift of $125 quickly grows to $500 through a generous match from
Hillel was FYSH: First Year Students at         so she can welcome them and share the Suzanne and Allan Cohn B’nai Tzedek Fund and the Toledo Jewish Community
Hillel. Along with being the new advisor        the programming calendar with them. Foundation. On an annual basis, fund holders will be able to designate a minimum
of Hillel, Elizabeth is the Judaic Specialist   She can be contacted by emailing charitable contribution of 5% of their fund to a Jewish community need of their choice.
and Pre-School teacher at the JCC/YMCA                Contact Rene Rusgo at 419-724-0365 or, for more informa-
Pre-School and an after school programs                                                   tion. Please visit our web site at – Toledo Jewish Community
                                                                                          Foundation link.

                                Hillel News
    University of Toledo Hillel is off and      gramming in the fall for the high holidays
                                                                                                Mazel Tov to Our B’nai Tzedek Seniors
running with fantastic programs planned         as well as joining together with BSGU,       The Suzanne and Allan Cohn B’nai Tze-       Rachel Intrater
for the upcoming school year! This fall we      Owens and Lourdes for guest speakers and     dek Teen Philanthropy Program of the        Alexandra Klein
will be having Shabbat Programs once a          campus sporting events.                      Toledo Jewish Community Foundation          Allison Klumb
month which will include services, dinner           We are so excited for the students       and the Department of Jewish Programs       Sarah Lamb
and a chance to get to know other Jewish        to come back to campus this August!          of the United Jewish Council of Greater     Chelsea Mollekamp
students on campus.                             If you would like to help put together       Toledo wish our graduating seniors          Hilary Perlman
    Hillel will also be reaching out to the     "Welcome to Hillel" baskets for our in-      Mazel Tov!                                  Andrew Rothschild
incoming freshman by starting monthly           coming freshman to receive during their      We are so proud of all of your accom-       Alex Silverman
FYSH (First-Year Students at Hillel) pro-       first week on campus, please email us at     plishments and we aspire to think that      Sean Stein
grams. Whether students are interested in                   the lessons learned through your phil-      Nicholas Thanasiu
learning about birthright, Jewish Toledo            For more information on HillelUT         anthropic acts of kindness and generos-     Chad Weiner
culture or looking to make new friends,         programs please call 419-724-0365 or         ity will be the beginning of a beautiful
there will be many opportunities for them       email us at       relationship of understanding and taking    Wishing you continued successes in all
to feel at home in the Toledo Jewish com-           Elizabeth Lane                           action for the needs of your community      that you encounter,
munity.                                             University of Toledo Hillel Advisor      and Israel! Throughout the past four
    As always, we will be having special pro-                                                years this group has contributed more       Arleen Levine
                                                                                             than $1,876 to Jewish causes.               Toledo Jewish Community Foundation
                                                                                             May you always go from strength to
                                                                                             strength.                                   René Rusgo
                                                                                             Mazel Tov to:                               Department of Jewish Programs Director
                                                                                             Gabrielle Cohen
                                                                                             Benjamin Delman                             Hallie Freed
                                                                                             Hanna Fotsch                                Department of Jewish Programs Assis-
                                                                                             Cydney Goldberg                             tant Director
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UJC Quarterly Contributions                                                            4/9/10 - 7/5/10

Alexx Klein B'nai Tzedek Fund                                                         JFS Tributes
Dr. Eli Abramson & Mrs. Nora Romanoff    In Honor of Graduation of Alexx Klein        Mr. & Mrs. Greg Zaurov                   In Honor of Anne & Jeff Bauer's Special
Ann & Abe Levine Community Leadership Fund of the Temple                                                                       In Honor of Helen Grubb's Special
Mr. & Mrs. Joel A. Levine         In Memory of Joyce Siegel                                                                        Birthday
Mr. & Mrs. William R. Treuhaft    In Honor of Marla & Gordon Levine's                                                          In Honor of Hazzan Jamie Gloth's Special
                                      Special Anniversary                                                                          Birthday
                                                                                                                               In Honor of Daniel and
Benji Delman B'nai Tzedek Fund                                                                                                     Jonathan Intrater's B'nai Mitzvah
Mrs. Nora Romanoff & Dr. Eli Abramson In Honor of Benji Delman's High School                                                   In Honor of Lilly Kaplan's Bat Mitzvah
                                          Graduation                                                                           In Honor of the Birth of Diana Lipszyc's
Hilary Perlman B'nai Tzedek Fund                                                                                               In Honor of Bina Carr's Special Birthday
Mr. & Mrs. Richard P. Greenblatt         In Honor of Bobbye & Dave Shall's
                                             Special Anniversary                      Morgan Isenberg B'nai Tzedek Fund
                                         In Honor of Eva Touran's Special Birthday    Mr. & Mrs. Linwood A. Miller             In Honor of Sandy Romanoff receiving the
                                                                                                                                   Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award
Jack Romanoff Community Program Fund
Mr. Paul Goldner &                                                                    Pelham Manor Fund
Mrs. Julie Somogye-Goldner               In Honor of Nora Romanoff & Eli              Mr. & Mrs. Milford H. Meyers             In Honor of Richard Kaplin's Special
                                             Abramson's Anniversary                                                                Birthday
Mrs. Nora Romanoff &
Dr. Eli Abramson                         In Honor of Mindy & Jack Romanoff's          Rebecca Berland B'nai Tzedek Fund
                                             Wedding Anniversary                      Mr. & Mrs. Stanford H. Odesky            In Honor of Rebecca Berland's
                                         In Honor of Neil Miller's Special Birthday                                                Confirmation
                                         Speedy Recovery to Elaine Kanter
United Jewish Council Board of Directors In Honor of Hallie and David Freed's new     Ross Treuhaft Special Needs Spirituality Fund
                                             daughter                                 Mr. & Mrs. William R. Treuhaft           In Memory of Joyce Siegel
                                         In Honor of Sherry Majewski's new            Mr. & Mrs. Frederick J. Treuhaft         In Memory of Joan E. Weissbrod
                                             daughter                                                                          In Honor of Gross Electric's 100th Year of
                                         Mr. & Mrs. Joel S. Beren In Honor of                                                      Business
                                             Mark Liber's Special Birthday
                                         In Honor of Sharon Kripke's Special          Ruth Fajerman Markowicz Holocaust Resource Center
                                             Birthday                                 Mr. & Mrs. Jon M. Levine           In Honor of the Birth of Gavin Markowicz
                                         In Honor of the Birth of Hallie & David      Mr. & Mrs. Greg Zaurov             In Honor of Dr. & Mrs. Allen
                                             Freed's Daughter                                                                Markowicz's Special Anniversary
                                         In Honor of Jon Liebenthal's Special
                                             Birthday                                 Samuel Gold B'nai Tzedek Fund
                                         In Honor of Marla & Gordon Levine's          Mr. & Mrs. Jerold H. Gold                In Memory of Rabbi Bernard Lipnick
                                             Special Anniversary                                                               In Honor of Arlene & Jerry Russell's
                                         In Memory of Rabbi Garsek's Brother                                                       Grandson's Bar Mitzvah
                                                                                                                               In Memory of Max Newmark
Jason Levine B'nai Tzedek Fund                                                                                                 In Honor of JoJo Markowicz's Special
Mr. & Mrs. Jon M. Levine                 In Honor of the Birth of Levi Silverman                                                   Birthday
                                         In Memory of Edward Pesin                                                             In Honor of Rabbi & Meira Saks'
                                         In Honor of Emma Podolsky's                                                               daughter’s Wedding
                                             Bat Mitzvah
                                         In Honor of Rabbi Weinstein's Special        TBJE Tributes
                                             Birthday                                 Ms. Amy Garber                           In Honor of the 15th Anniversary of the
                                         In Honor of Mr. & Mrs. Allen Leveton's                                                    Graduation of the Hebrew Academy
                                             Special Anniversary                                                                   Class of 1995
                                         In Honor of Drs. Rona & John Simon's         Mr. & Mrs. Greg Zaurov                   In Honor of the Birth of Hallie & David
                                             Special Anniversary                                                                   Freed's Daughter
                                         In Honor of Nancy & Gary Beren's                                                      In Honor of Drs. John & Rona Simon's
                                             Special Anniversary                                                                   Special Anniversary

Jenny Zaurov Bnai Tzedek Fund                                                         TJCF Contribution
Mr. & Mrs. Greg Zaurov                   In Honor of Dena Eber's Special Birthday     Mr. Josh Eichenhorn                      In Honor of Sharon Speyer's Marriage

Jewish Experience Fund                                                                UJC Contributions
Mr. & Mrs. Jon M. Levine                 In Honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Daniel        Mr. & Mrs. Greg Zaurov                   In Honor of Drs. Dagmar & Howard
                                             Intrater and Jonathan Intrater                                                        Stein's Special Birthdays
Mr. & Mrs. Eli H. Benstein               In Honor of Carol Simon receiving the        Mr. & Mrs. Robert Stelzer                In Honor of Jonathan Intrater's Bar
                                             UJC Silver Circle Award                                                               Mitzvah
                                         In Honor of Sandy Romanoff receiving the                                              In Honor of Daniel Intrater's Bar Mitzvah
                                             Kipnis Wilson Award
                                         In Honor of Andy Klumb receiving TBJE        Yad L'zakayn (JFS)
                                             Ben Solomon Outstanding Trustee          Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Weinman                In Honor of Bill & Joanne Treuhaft's
                                             Award                                                                                 Adult B'nai Mitzvah
                                         In Honor of Gail & Jay Mirrow receiving      Dr. & Mrs. Steven J. Weiss               In Honor of Bill & Joanne Treuhaft's
                                             the UJC Silver Circle Award                                                           Adult B'nai Mitzvah
                                         In Honor of Donald Solomon receiving
                                             the Endowment Achievement Award          Zoe Yaffe B'nai Tzedek Fund
                                         In Honor of Nora Romanoff receiving the      Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Rusgo              In Memory of Isadore Leibovitz
                                             UJC Silver Circle Award                                                           In Memory of Gary Sloan
                                         In Honor of Andy Golding receiving the                                                In Honor of Andrew Rothschild's High
                                             UJC Harry Levison Young Leadership                                                    School Graduation
                                             Award                                                                             In Honor of the Birth of
                                         In Honor of Elliot Feit becoming the UJC                                                  Cyndi & Kyle Ingle's Daughter
                                             President                                                                         In Memory of Rabbi Garsek's Brother
                                                                                                                                       Toledo Jewish News • August 2010 • Page  21

                                       Laurie and Neil Bornstein are thrilled to
                                   announce the engagement of their daughter,
                                   Lindsay, to James (Jamie) Kaplan, son of Pat
                                   and Harold Kaplan, of St. Paul Minn.
                                       Lindsay is a graduate of The Ohio State
                                   University and is currently pursuing her Mas-
                                   ters of Social Work Degree at St. Catherine
                                   University in St. Paul. Jamie is a graduate
                                   of University of Kansas and is an Account
                                   Supervisor at Cramer-Krasselt advertising.
                                       Lindsay's grandparents are Don and Marcia
                                   Okun, Elaine Bornstein and the late Jerome
                                   Bornstein. Jamie’s grandparents are Esther
                                   Kaplan, the late Reuben Kaplan and the late
                                   Zelda and Art Johnson, all of St. Paul, Minn.
                                       Lindsay and Jamie will be married in May,
2011 at Temple Shomer Emunim and will reside in St. Paul, Minn.

Mazel Tov

                                                                                                               Kathryn Linver
    Daniel Stein, son of Sanford and Sharon Stein, was ordained as a rabbi at a ceremony
held at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America on May 17, 2010.
    Daniel is the grandson of Ida Stein and the late Jack Stein, the late Nicholas and
Mary Rubin, and is the great nephew of Harry and Leeta Nistel.
    Rabbi Stein is a graduate of The University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of                                                     Memorialist
Music (2004), and Sylvania Southview High School (2000); he is also an alumnus of                                                 serving the Jewish Community
the Stone Hebrew Academy. While studying at JTS, Daniel served student pulpits in                                                        for over 20 years
the Bronx and Middletown, New York and, in 2009-2010, was the Legacy Heritage
Foundation Rabbinic Fellow at Congregation Shomrei Torah in Tallahassee, Florida.
    Concurrent with his rabbinical studies at JTS, Daniel completed a master's degree
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Community Calendar/Classifieds
                                                                             Jewish Music continued from page 10
           Community Calendar                                                lectures, a poetry slam, sports events,
                                                                             movies and Jewish and interfaith religious
                                                                                                                             and concert halls as well as theaters and
                                                                                                                             mainstream festivals.
                       ~ August 2010 ~                                       observances. A number of events at this
                                                                             year's festival will highlight Roma, or
                                                                                                                                 Formed in 1990, the band also col-
                                                                                                                             laborates on elaborate klezmer stage
                                                                             Gypsy culture, and focus also on social         productions and ballets.
Monday, August 2                    Monday, August 16                        and civic issues such as the rights of the          "The new Jewish music scene is a party
Camp L'chaim                        Toledo Jewish Cemetery Association       Roma and other ethnic minorities.               scene, not a concert scene, and the older
                                      7:30-10 p.m. (Sekach Bldg, Board           Music is a highlight of Bankito.            generation doesn't relate to it," Cohen
Tuesday, August 3                     Room)                                  Hagesher, the Daniel Kardos Quartet             said. "In a way, they want an art form that
Camp L'chaim                                                                 and other Jewish bands such as Nigun            won't be understood by the traditional
BBG Program                         Tuesday, August 17                       and Triton Electric Oktopus will perform.       Jewish establishment."
  4-6:30 p.m. (Board Room and       BBG Program                                  "We're at a fascinating moment in Jew-          In many ways, Kardos exemplifies
  Leonard Lounge)                     4:30-6 p.m. (JCC Board Room)           ish music: It's hip again," said Michigan's     both the musical variety and the variety
                                                                             Jack Zaientz, who authors the Teruah            of influences that help shape the scene.
Wednesday, August 4                 Wednesday, August 18                     Jewish music blog. "There's an amazing              In addition to Hagesher and his own
Camp L'chaim                        Temple Shomer Emunim Board               gang of musicians who are young, smart,         quartet, he composes film music and
Sisterhood Maj Tournament             Meeting                                urban and Jewish, and making their Jewish       plays with several other bands. One of
   1-4 p.m. (Etz Chayim)              7:30-9:30 p.m. (Temple)                identities a core part of their music and       them, Shkayach, is a collaboration with
                                                                             stage identities."                              Polnauer, a rabbi's daughter and power-
Thursday, August 5                  Thursday, August 19                          The Budapest musicians take their cues      ful vocalist who raps with Hagesher and
Camp L’Chaim                        Ort Luncheon Meeting                     from Jewish bands in North America,             other groups. Shkayach forms a contrast
Women In the Middle Program           1-3 p.m. (Off Campus)                  Paris, London and elsewhere that also           with their rap and progressive jazz work
  6-8:30 p.m.                                                                experiment with new forms and fusions.          by creating an intimate acoustic sound
                                    Sunday, August 22                        Among their models are John Zorn, the           based on traditional Yiddish and Israeli
Friday, August 6                    Sunday a Funday Pool Party               avant-garde composer who has promoted           melodies.
Camp L’Chaim                          12:30-3 p.m. (Leonard Lounge and       "Radical Jewish Culture" on his Tzadik              Kardos attended a Jewish high school
                                      Patio)                                 label since 1995, DJ Socalled and Bal-          in Budapest and made aliyah after gradu-
Saturday, August 7                  Temple Shomer Emunim Beirut              kan Beat Box, and Orthodox reggae star          ation. In Israel, he learned Hebrew and
Sheridan Wagner's Bat Mitzvah         Fundraiser                             Matisyahu and rapper Y-Love.                    studied jazz at the Rubin Academy of
  10:30 a.m.-noon (Temple Shomer      5:30-9 p.m. (Temple Shomer                 Trumpeter Frank London, who regu-           Music in Jerusalem. But like many young
  Emunim )                               Emunim )                            larly tours Europe with the Klezmatics and      Hungarian Jews who moved to Israel in
                                                                             other bands, has had a particularly strong      the 1990s, he decided after three years to
Monday, August 9                    Tuesday, August 24                       impact with his mash-ups of klezmer,            return to Hungary, where he continued
DJP Summer Film                     JSS, JFS SAC & DJP Difficult             Balkan brass and even Gospel.                   his studies.
  7-9 p.m. (Sekach Building           Decisions Series                           "Everyone is influenced by Frank                It was only back in Budapest, Kardos
  Darlington Hall)                    6-8 p.m. (Congregation B'nai Israel)   London through the Klezmatics," said            said, that he realized the importance to
                                    2011 Maccabi/ArtsFest Meeting            Bob Cohen, a Hungarian-American                 him of both Jewish music and his own
Tuesday, August 10                  (JCC/YMCA & DJP/UJC)                     musician and writer who has lived in            Jewish identity.
Sisterhood Board Meeting              6-8 p.m. (Leonard Lounge/Patio)        Budapest since the 1980s. "But another              "It was strange because when I was in
   10-11 a.m. (Etz Chayim)                                                   big influence in Hungary is Israeli raves       Israel, I wasn't open so much to the Jewish
BBYO BBG Program                    Thursday, August 26                      on Tel Aviv beaches."                           musical traditions," he said.
   4:30-6 p.m. (Board Room and      YAD Bar Night                                "I played at Jewstock a couple of years         Away from Israel, though, Kardos said
   Leonard Lounge)                    6:30-9 p.m. (Mongolian BBQ)            ago," Cohen said. "People there had an          that "I realized that it was more important
                                    Congregation Etz Chayim Board            academic interest in klezmer, but what          than I thought. I was very young when I
Wednesday, August 11                  Meeting                                they want is to go out and rave."               was in Israel, and I didn't realize that it's
YAD Network and Nosh                  7:45-9:30 p.m. (Congregation Etz           In some ways, Cohen said, the new           very important to be Jewish and have all
  12:15-1:30 p.m. (Pam's Corner)         Chayim)                             Jewish music scene in Budapest devel-           these traditions."
Temple Shomer Emunim Executive      Etz Chayim Board Meeting                 oped as a reaction to a more traditional            He added, "I think I was too young for
  Committee Mtg.                      7:45-9:30 p.m. (Congregation Etz       klezmer music scene that many young             the music, too. After some time I realized
  6-7 p.m. (Temple Shomer Emunim)        Chayim)                             people now perceive as part of the stuffy       that when I hear those Eastern melodies,
                                                                             mainstream establishment. The Buda-             I just feel like home. It's so natural to
Sunday, August 15                   Saturday, August 28                      pest Klezmer Band, for example, the             me. Like being in a swimming pool and
Making it Happen at Home- Cooking   Dolev Buller's Bar Mitzvah               city's best-known Jewish music group,           floating."
Sessions                              9:30 a.m.-noon (Congregation           performs internationally in opera houses
  9:30-5 p.m. (Temple Shomer             B'nai Israel)

                                    Sunday, August 29
Congregation Etz Chayim - Jewish    DJP 7th Annual Summer Fun
Food Fair & Picnic                    Carnival
  3-7 p.m. (Congregation Etz          1-2:30 p.m. (JCC Playground Area
  Chayim)                                or Pavilion Area)

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                                                                                     7th Annual

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                                                                                                                                            Calling all Local
                                                                                                                                            Authors and
                                                                                                                                            Illustrators – we
                                                                                          Northwest Ohio Jewish                             want to showcase
  NOW  IS THE TIME TO THINK                                                                                                                 YOU in our
                                                                                                                                            “Toledo’s Own
   MACCABI SUMMER 2011!                                                                                                                     Talent” Event!
  You and your parents are cordially invited to join us for an informal chat about
  Maccabi and what an amazing experience it can be for YOU on
  Tuesday, August 24, 2010
  JCC/YMCA Campus – Leonard Lounge
                                                                                     The Northwest Ohio Jewish Book Fair            What does Northwest Ohio Jewish
  6:30 p.m.
                                                                                     is proud to offer our local authors and        Book Fair provide?
  Learn about security, housing accommodations, family travel and so much
                                                                                     illustrators an opportunity to share with      • Author/Illustrator event will be
                                                                                     the community.                                 publicized in the Northwest Ohio Jewish
  Reservations are required for this meeting by August 23 to Barb Hager 419-
                                                                                     When is TOT?                                   Book Fair publicity.
  724-0357 or For questions about the program please
                                                                                     Sunday, November 14, 2010                      • Water, table for book display and
  contact René Rusgo 419-724-0365 or or Kacy Myers
                                                                                     UJC Campus                                     selling.
  419-724-0306 or
                                                                                     10:30 a.m. – noon
  JCC Maccabi Israel Experience
                                                                                                                                    How to Register for TOT:
  Basic Program Information:
                                                                                     Who is eligible to participate in TOT?         All applications must be submitted in
  Dates: July 24 – August 5, 2011
                                                                                     • Author/Illustrator must be Jewish or         entirety by email to
  Program Fee: $2,990*
                                                                                     the book must be Jewish in content.            no later than August 31, 2010. Please
  Teen Participant Ages: 14-17 years old (as of July 31, 2011)
                                                                                     • A local author/illustrator is defined as a   include the following information:
  Sports Competitions: Basketball (boys and girls 15u, 17u, Bowling, Table
                                                                                     person who lives in Toledo at least 50%        • Name of author/illustrator
  Tennis, Volleyball (girls 17u), Tennis, Soccer/7 v 7 (boys and girls 15u, 17u),
                                                                                     of the year.                                   • Contact phone number and Email
                                                                                     • Book must have been published                  address
  Art Specialties: Culinary Arts, Dance, Rock Music, Photography, Broadcast,
                                                                                     between 2005- 2010.                            • Name of book
  Journalism, Acting/Improv, Visual Arts, Jazz
                                                                                     • Author/Illustrator must be present to        • Category
                                                                                     participate.                                   • Year published
  What does the registration fee include?
                                                                                                                                    • Cost of book
  • *The cost of $2,990 is a minimum cost at this time and does not include lo-
                                                                                     Presentation Information for TOT:              • Jpeg cover of book
  cal/domestic travel, uniforms, etc. –this not the final price.
                                                                                     • Each author will be given 10 -15             • Brief description of book
  • Roundtrip airfare to Israel (not including domestic travel, if applicable).
                                                                                     minutes for his/her presentation based         • Jpeg author/illustrator picture
  • JCC Maccabi Games/JCC Maccabi ArtsFest Continental Registration Fee.
                                                                                     on number of participants.                     • Brief bio of author/illustrator
  • Land costs while in Israel including meals, transportation, security, supple-
                                                                                     • Author/Illustrator is responsible for
  mental medical insurance, overnight accommodations, organized tours of
                                                                                     the selling his/her own books and              For questions, please contact René
  Israel and participation in athletic competition or art specialties.
                                                                                     presentation material.                         Rusgo, 419-724-0365 or

                                               Difficult Decisions:
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                                                                                       Tuesday, August 24, 2010
                                                                                       14 Elul 5770
                                                                                       6 – 8 p.m.
                                                                                       A light dinner will be served
                                                                                       Congregation B’nai Israel
                                                                                       6525 Sylvania Avenue

                                                                                       $5 per person
                                                                                       Reservations are required by Friday, August 20 to
                                                                                       Barb Hager, or

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