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story to life. But our core values do not change. As we sit at our Seders and recall our people’s transition from
slavery to freedom, we must take to heart the words from the Hagaddah, “Kol dichfin yeitei v’yeichol — let all
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who are hungry and desperately need the help that funds from our annual Federation Campaign provide. As
you eat the matzah and drink the wine, remember those who are hungry and make the commitment to help.
Your donation will make a difference.
On the cover.... have requested a form at some time can only distribute the monies that
during the year. The timeframe for we take in. The more we take in, the
Happy Passover completion and submission of the more we have to provide to those
CELiA requests is about two months. programs that meet the criteria
NORiAN The Allocations Committee, mentioned above. Our campaign
composed of officers and members year is from July 1 to June 30. The
of the Federation Board reviews dollars that we receive during that
the requests. They look to see if period is the base for determining
the request meets one or more of how much we can allocate to the
it all comes down to our Jewish
the missions of Federation. Those approved programs.
community. We are only as strong as
priorities are Jewish education Were you aware of this impact
our many dedicated organizations
(both child and adult), support of that your pledge / donation has?
and donors who provide the
A hailstorm of ping pong balls? Why not? Jewish families are always creating new ways to bring the Passover vulnerable populations, community Were you aware that you can make
story to life. But our core values do not change. As we sit at our Seders and recall our people’s transition from
slavery to freedom, we must take to heart the words from the Hagaddah, “Kol dichfin yeitei v’yeichol — let all
resources and services that make
who are hungry, come and eat,” and remember that there are Jews in our community and around the world
who are hungry and desperately need the help that funds from our annual Federation Campaign provide. As
relations, meaningful connections the difference in how much we can
you eat the matzah and drink the wine, remember those who are hungry and make the commitment to help.
Your donation will make a difference.
our community robust. The saying
with israel and the overseas give to feed the hungry in this desert,
“it takes a village” is not only true,
community and the development israel or overseas? Were you aware
JEWISH FEDERATION but powerful. Over 1200 donors
of future leadership. that you can make a difference by
provided the financial strength
BOARD OF DIRECTORS to serve our community, and 25
When the reviews have been impacting Jewish education?
made, discussions held, questions Think about these things. Decide
Officers and Executive organizations received support
Committee answered, this body makes to help make that difference. Make
through the Federation during our
Celia Norian, President recommendations to the entire your donation today. You’ll be glad
2012 Campaign Year.
Cora Ginsberg, Vice President, Campaign Federation Board. The final and proud that you did.
Thank you to all who help
Marvin Lewis, Treasurer approvals are voted on by the full Thank you for your continued
Fran Kaufman, Secretary make the Jewish Federation of The
Board in June of each year. support of the Jewish Federation.
Lainie Weil, Desert a strong, sustaining force
President, Women’s Philanthropy Now, you may be wondering, how Your commitment means that
for a positive Jewish tomorrow.
Allan Lehmann, Allocations do we decide how much money we will flourish today and in the
Thank you to our generous donors
Nancy Ditlove, Major Gifts goes to each agency /organization coming years for our children and
Libby Hoffman, Honorary Major Gifts who truly live the Jewish values of
that makes a request. grandchildren.
Ellen Glass, Endowments tzedakah and tikkun olam.
Roberta Nyman, Those amounts are directly We look forward to a bright
i’d like to share with you the
Immediate Past President related to the amount of support Jewish future together.
process by which the Federation
Howard Levy, Immediate Past President that we received from YOU! We
determines where and how the
Board dollars we raise are distributed.
Joseph Bernstein Jason Novack At the beginning of January,
Sandra Borns Allan Nyman grant forms are distributed to those
Elliott Cohen Bernard Reiter
agencies / organizations that have
Joel Cohen Dr. Paul Ross
Phil Glass Stephanie Ross been the recipient of our dollars in
James Graff-Radford Elisa Schwartz the past, have applied previously, or
Sondi Green Sandy Seplow
Vernon Kozlen Amy Stone
Chief Executive Officer
Table of Contents
Vol. 38 • No. 7
Federation 2, 3, 8, 13, 24
Major Gifts 14-15
WP Lion of Judah 18-19
Young Adults Division 2
Have a Nosh 27
Jewish Family Service 23
Simchas & Classifieds 26
Tolerance Education Center 11
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From the CEO (JAFi), the American Jewish Joint engaged group of Young Adults who
Distribution Committee (JDC), Meir understand “Tikkun Olam” (Repairing
Meeting the Challenges Panim and Ramat HaNegev, we help the World).
network of Jewish Federations of North feed, clothe, comfort and rescue people At the international Lion of
America (JFNA), we have been heard in need in israel and around the world, Judah Conference (iLOJC) Women’s
on a range of issues critical to the and inspire, educate and connect Leadership Conference last September,
LANDGARTEN Jewish people … in israel’s Knesset, people to their Jewish identity. our community’s eleven Women’s
the Prime Minister’s office, the White At the 2012 General Assembly, the Philanthropy participants were
Jewish Federation Chief House and Capitol Hill. premier annual conference for the educated, inspired and empowered
Executive Officer We have served as a convener, at North American Jewish community, as powerful women at Jewish
a time when our Jewish community is JFNA brought dynamic Jewish leaders Federations.
more diverse and dynamic than ever and innovators together. Some 3,000 in 2013, Jewish Federation
in our rapidly evolving world, before, to create dialogue around the participants from around the globe, will continue to care for the most
Jewish communities are faced with a challenges and opportunities facing us including myself, our Federation vulnerable in our community, in israel
changing landscape nearly every single as Jews. We have helped to keep our President Celia Norian, and Women’s and around the world, and make a real
day – in israel, around the world and community safe with the assistance Philanthropy Director Barbara Ben- and meaningful difference in the lives
in our own backyard. of the Anti-Defamation League David, gathered in Baltimore for of so many people. Our Federation
At the Jewish Federation, we strive (ADL) and the Secure Community a compelling program filled with remains committed to strengthening
to stay ahead of the curve, introducing Network (SCN), which provides rapid insightful presentations and engaging the community and steadfast to our
innovative solutions to tackle the big information sharing in crisis situations events highlighting the global impact mission of ensuring a vibrant Jewish
issues affecting the Jewish future and and enhances security awareness at of Jewish Federations. future. But this is a partnership. The
serving as a central address for nurturing Jewish organizations and institutions To engage a new generation of “Power of Community” means the
and sustaining the Jewish community to protect against terrorism and other Jews, JFNA launched TribeFest in 2011, participation by all who can for those
today and for future generations. threats. We also work to protect the a groundbreaking program filled with who cannot. if you have not made your
in a year that brought dramatic Jewish state through the israel Action learning, social service, networking commitment for this year, it can be as
developments in israel and throughout Network. and culture. The event, which featured easy as going to our website (www.
the Mideast, Federation has taken on Through our valuable overseas 46 partner organizations, enabled jfedps.org) and donating via our secure
a leadership role in advocating for our and domestic partners and agencies, our Federation to widen our Jewish link. Or call us at 760-324-4737.
community. Through our dedicated including the Jewish Agency for israel tent. As a result we have a well
Community Yom Ha’Shoah Observance Sunday, April 7
KEYNOTE SpEAKER: DR. BRYAN RIGG
Dr. Bryan Rigg will be the keynote the Goethe institute in the summer about his hidden Jewish past and in
speaker at our community’s Yom of 1992. the process stumbles on a research
HaShoah Observance on Sunday, During this summer, he discovered project about Jews or "partial-Jews"
April 7, 2013, being held at 3:00 pm that all his ancestors were Jews who served in the Germany military
at Temple Sinai in Palm Desert. on his mother’s side of the family during WWii. He has now studied
Bryan Rigg was born in 1971 in - something he had never known this subject matter for almost 12
Arlington, Texas. He went to Fort about. He also saw the film Europa years.
Worth Christian High School and which would change his life’s focus. in 1996, he received his BA
graduated in 1990. He was All-State This film concerns a young German with honors in history from Yale
in drama, All-State running back in Jew who, to his surprise, finds University. Yale awarded him the research, published as "Hitler’s Jewish
football and All-State forward in himself in the German armed forces Henry Fellowship for graduate study Soldiers", has now been translated
basketball. To better himself before in 1941. After the film, he ask an at Cambridge University, where he into seven languages and was the
he went to Yale University, he went old man next to him, Peter Millies, received his MA in 1997 and PhD winner of the 2003 Colby Award for
to Phillips Exeter Academy in 1990 what he thought about the film and in 2002. He has also studied at the the best first work of military history.
for a fifth year senior year. in 1991, in the course of their conversation Ohr Somayach Yeshiva in Jerusalem His research has also been featured
he was accepted at Yale. he discovered that the man was of and served as a volunteer in the on NBC Dateline and in the New
In college, he decided to major in Jewish descent and had served in the israel Defense Forces. From 1999- York Times, Los Angeles Times, and
history. After his first year of study, a Wehrmacht. 2001, he also served his country as London Daily Telegraph.
burning desire to explore Germany He thought it was a strange a United States Marine Corps officer.
and his family’s background led him coincidence that a boy from Texas He is currently a Professor of History
to fly to Berlin and study German at goes to Germany and finds out at American Military University. His
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False photo Tweeter Finally Fired from UN JEWISH
By Alex Margolin, HonestReporting
Nearly a full year after
HonestReporting exposed False
in violence between israel and
Hamas that lasted several days.
Photo Tweeter Khalood Badawi Badawi tweeted a photo of a father NEWS
as a staff member of the Jerusalem carrying a bleeding girl, strongly A Publication of the
branch of the UN Office of suggesting that the girl was a victim Jewish Federation of the Desert
Coordinated Humanitarian Affairs of an israeli airstrike that day. The VOL. 38, No. 7
(OCHA), the UN has concluded its photo, however, was taken in 2006
lengthy investigation and removed and had no connection to israel. EDITORIAL
Badawi from its staff. After HonestReporting’s Chief Executive Officer
Badawi gained attention in exposé started to appear in the Miriam H. Bent, Editor
March 2012, during an uptick press and their petition calling Bailey & Co., Layout & Design
for Badawi’s dismissal began
gaining momentum (ultimately JCN STATEMENT
reaching 15,000 names), Israel’s The Jewish Community News seeks
Ambassador the UN, Ron Prosor to provide news and feature material
of special interest to its readership,
took up the issue, demanding the
and to create a heightened sense
UN immediately remove Badawi of Jewish identity through the
from her post. dissemination of information about
The UN responded by launching people, events and issues at home
an investigation into the matter – and abroad. The JCN seeks to serve
and sending Badawi on an extended as a forum for the exchange of
ideas and opinions in the Jewish
vacation. in early February the community.
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Unlikely Alliance in Hebron’s ‘War of Graffiti’
By Rachel Hirshfeld, Arutz Sheva
In a joint effort and rare Pass at the entrance to Hebron’s city, according to Maariv. He then
demonstration of unity, Jewish Avraham Avinu neighborhood, turned to Noam Arnon, a leader of
and Arab residents of Hebron are the israeli political and military the Jewish settlement in Hebron,
beginning to repaint the city walls leadership decided to isolate the and the two enlisted the help of
that have been desecrated and Jewish community and close Arab the local Jewish residents to paint
profaned with derogatory graffiti for shops in an effort to safeguard the adjacent shops and stores that had
over a decade. Jewish residents, small Jewish population from the been defaced. managed to vandalize some new
israeli police and local Arabs are continuous onslaught. After it became apparent that doors, which were then repainted
coming together in this highly in the ensuing years, graffiti, against the paint was being supplied by in only one day. “One of the things
contentious area in an effort to Jews and Muslims alike, has come to israel, the Arabs residents agreed i learned in the army is that when a
restore and repair the city to its conceal the beauty and allure of the to join the process, realizing that place is clean and orderly, there is a
undefiled state, before anti-Semitic ancient city and area surrounding their shops, some of which are still decline in violence,” Arusi told the
and anti-Muslim graffiti came to be the Cave of the Patriarchs. Ten in operation, would benefit from the Hebrew daily. “i definitely believe
one of its most notable traits, israel’s months ago, when Barak Arusi was project as well. In recent weeks, that dirt and vandalism awaken
Hebrew daily Maariv reported. appointed to lead the police unit in the Hebron police, together with the violent instincts in people and
Following the barrage of Arab charge of the area surrounding the professionals, cleaned, painted and stimulate incitement. i hope that
attacks in 2001, which reached its Jewish holy site, he vowed, as one polished the city. the cleaning operation will help
peak when an Arab sniper killed of his first projects in his new post, incidentally, a number of European in creating a sense of calm in the
10 month old infant Shalhevet to initiate a campaign to cleanse the radical left-wing activists have city.”
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When Bullying of Jewish Students Masks Ugly Anti-Semitism
By Kenneth S. Stern, American Jewish Committee Director on Anti-Semitism and Extremism.
The bullying of a teenage Day 2011, a student walked up Then, two other students ran up to Bravely, the student resubmitted
Jewish student reveals a darker to him and read a poem: “Roses [him], held his arms and feet and his essay. His mother called
side of our culture: Anti-Semitism are red, violets are blue. My love shook him, saying they wanted the school about yet another
is alive and well in American high for you is burning hotter than 100 him to give them money.” A anti-Semitic remark made at
schools. Jewish students report track practice. But the school
being called “cheapie,” had to continued to turn a blind eye to
listen to chants of “Heil Hitler” in our Desert community, our Jewish Federation funds the bullying. The student is now
and “Nazi,” and were kicked bring the Anti-Defimation League (ADL) World of attending a different school. His
and otherwise intimidated on a Difference institute educational programs to local schools mother sued Northport. The
Facebook-promoted “Kick a Jew to pro actively confront bullying issues. school filed a motion to dismiss.
Day.” in December, Judge Spatt ruled
A recent court case chronicles that while some of the student’s
a similar environment at a Long Jews burning in an oven.” teacher saw this, but all that was state claims could not go forward,
island school. A Jewish student Going home after school said to the offenders was, “Boys, the federal claims had validity,
(now 16 years old) at Northport provided little relief. Classmates i can get you in trouble for this.” based on a denial of equal
High School was addressed posted anti-Semitic slurs on The next day, the student talked to protection as evidenced by the
not by his name, but by calls social media — in particular on this teacher, who promised to tell school’s “deliberate indifference”
of “Jew” or “Hey, Jew” or “You Facebook. the assistant principal. Nothing to anti-Semitic harassment, which
dumb Jew.” He was told: “Jews A month before that lovely happened — not even a follow- was “persistent and severe.”
are disgusting,” “Being Jewish Valentine’s Day poem, the Jewish up call to the student’s parents.
must suck,” “Hitler was a good student wrote an essay for his
person.” He was subjected to English class. it was titled simply
“jokes,” such as, “How many Jews “Anti-Semitism.” “it gets lonely in
can fit into a car? Two in the front, school” he wrote. He recounted
three in the back, and 6 million how it felt to be greeted not by
in the ashtray,” and, “What’s the his name, but by “Hey, Jew,” and,
difference between a Jew and a when he sneezed, by “God Bless
pizza? A pizza doesn’t scream Jew.” He wrote that he did not
when it goes into the oven.” know how to reply to the insults,
The type of anti-Semitism we that sometimes he would just
associate with the 1930s, ’40s and stand there in shock.
’50s still occurs in some places in On May 23, 2012, the Jewish
the United States where Jews are a student’s parents — having recently
distinct minority, school officials become aware of the extent of the
are indifferent and parents do not anti-Semitic bullying — met with
know what to do. Some parents the principal of the school and
fear that bringing up the problem the superintendent of the school
might actually make things worse district. The officials promised, as
(if the school does not change, Judge Arthur Spatt summarized
and even if it does, they worry it, to “take steps to protect the
that their child might be blamed). [student] from harassment, and to
The Northport case offers an educate the entire student body
important cautionary tale. about the dangers of harassment
The high school student was and bullying.” Nothing that
bombarded with anti-Semitic was promised was done. The
provocations. From time to time, harassment escalated. According
coins would be dropped in his to the judge, two weeks later “a
path, and classmates would backpack [was dropped from a
implore, “Get them, Jew,” or “Pick vantage point] overlooking the
it up, Jew.” And on Valentine’s hall the plaintiff was walking in.
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Israel Treats Wounded Syrians at Frontier also worries that anti-israel groups,
such as Hezbollah, could gain access
israel has said its policy is not to get
involved in the Syrian civil war. it has
By Ian Deitch, Associated Press
to President Bashar Assad's stockpile however retaliated to sporadic Syrian
israeli soldiers provided medical condition of anonymity in line with of chemical weapons. There also are fire that has spilled over into israeli
treatment to wounded Syrians who protocol. concerns that al-Qaida-linked groups communities in the Golan Heights.
approached the countries' border and The seven wounded Syrians are battling Assad could turn their focus Several mortar shells have exploded
then transported them to a hospital receiving medical treatment at Ziv toward israel. in orchards, spreading panic, sparking
in israel for further treatment, the hospital in the northern city of Safed. "It was on a humanitarian basis," fires and prompting israeli forces to
military said February 9th, in the first A hospital spokeswoman said they israeli Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon fire back. in November, israeli tanks
instance of Syrians finding shelter sustained serious injuries to internal told Israel’s Channel 2 TV. "Refugees struck a Syrian artillery launcher after
from their country's civil war in the organs and limbs. She said one is in approached the border, received a mortar shell flew into israeli-held
Jewish state. critical condition and the rest are in medical treatment, and we decided territory.
A military spokeswoman says serious condition. to bring them in for treatment in our The conflict has already spilled over
soldiers gave the wounded Syrians israel and Syria have fought territory in light of their condition." into several of Syria's other neighbors
initial medical treatment near the several wars and although the two Yaalon stressed that there is no change — whether through direct violence or
security fence along the frontier in the nations have been enemies, israel is in israeli policy and that a large influx via the flood of refugees fleeing the
Golan Heights and then evacuated concerned that if the Assad regime of Syrians will not be allowed. bloodshed.
them to an israeli hospital. She would is toppled, Syria could fall into the
not elaborate further and spoke on hands of islamic extremists. israel
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Driving, parking and Riding Camels in Israel
Jerusalem photo Finish sometimes four an hour, and even had captured an incriminating
Ariel Street in Romema became three in the course of ten minutes – sequence of events, frame-for-frame:
an illegal shortcut for motorists after ignoring clearly posted “DO NOT a municipal parking supervisor
the Jerusalem municipality changed ENTER” signs, Gvertiz revealed. ordering her car towed away two
the direction of one-way traffic. For The incriminating evidence, hours after a pair of contractors
months, vehicles of all kinds began accompanied by a signed affidavit working for the city slapped a
barreling down the narrow street in by the paparazzi witness was then handicapped parking emblem under
sent to authorities for processing. her parked car and repainted the Overzealous municipal workers, it
the ‘wrong direction’ when nobody
Motorists quickly got the message. blue-and-white curb white. turned out, had “arrested” the camel,
was looking…well, almost nobody.
Sheepish city elders wrote the taking him into custody, warning
An epidemic of head-on collisions
incident off to “shlumi’aliyut”, the animal was not just a tourist
and countless close encounters parking in Tel Aviv trap but a danger to the public. Not
with pedestrians and other vehicles, Hilah Ben-Baruch left her car legally “the handiwork of schlemiels” and
quashed the ticket and the tow fee only was the beast missing a valid
including one fatality, led residents parked in front of her flat on Yehuda
on the spot. rabies shot, said city hall, officials
to take the law into their own hands Halevi Street in Tel-Aviv and went to claimed that because the owners,
in a unique way: A little-known work. Returning in the evening she Nassar and Ali Abu Alwa, offered
clause on the law books allows any found the vehicle had vanished … Kojak the Camel and rides along the Old City walls the
citizen to initiate a moving violation and in its place was an unoccupied Jerusalem Bureaucracy camel needed third-party insurance
citation on a special form that can handicapped parking spot. A call to if you’re looking forward to a like any vehicle.
be downloaded from the Jerusalem city hall revealed the vehicle had ride on the back of Kojak, the camel The religious student’s organization,
police website. indeed been ticketed and carted who gives rides and photo-ops to Youth for Jerusalem, mounted a
Armed with digital cameras, away to a municipal lot, leaving Ben- tourists just outside the Old City’s campaign to intervene on behalf
Rachel Gvertiz and a group of lady Baruch facing a 1,000 NIS ($250) Dung Gate and poses for pictures on of the Jerusalem icon, but so far
friends who all live on Ariel Street set fine and a 350 NIS ($95) towing fee the promenade above the Mount of they have been unable to find an
up a unique ‘neighborhood watch.’ if she wanted her car back. Olives, you may be in for a wait. insurance company willing to issue
The vigilantes captured hundreds Luckily a security camera outside One day the camel (whose name a third-party policy to a Libyan
and hundreds of offenders in the act, an office building across the street is Kojak) vanished into thin air. camel.
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Morsi Aide: Holocaust Was a Hoax Cooked Up by the U.S.
by Elad Benari, Arutz Sheva
A key figure in Egyptian President “Fathi goes on to claim that the six dangerous.”
Mohammed Morsi’s government has million Jews all really moved to the The latest Holocaust denial from
called the Holocaust a hoax cooked United States during the war (and a senior Egyptian figure comes on
up by U.S. intelligence operatives, oddly no one noticed) and that the the heels of the much publicized
and claimed the six million Jews who number of Jews killed in the war comments made by Morsi in 2010,
were killed by Nazis simply moved was about the number who died Jews are “the descendants of apes and FREE MOVIE WEDNESDAYS ~
to the U.S., Fox News reports. in traffic accidents,” Greenfield pigs.” The remarks were exposed in a MARCH IS WOMEN’S HISTORY
The claims were made by Fathi wrote in Frontpagemag.com. video distributed by the Middle East MONTH
Shihab-Eddim, a senior figure close Efraim Zuroff, israel Director of the Media Research institute (MEMRi). Movies shown each Wednesday at
MEMRi also released a video in which 10 am and 1:30 pm
to President Morsi who is now Jerusalem-based Simon Weisenthal
Please call for this month’s schedule
responsible for appointing the editors Center told Fox News the remarks Morsi is seen calling for Arabs to raise
of all state-run Egyptian newspapers. show a dangerous, but common, their children on hatred of Jews. March 7 – 5:00 pm
“The myth of the Holocaust is an mindset. “Obviously, if a person in Mohammed el-Baradei, a leading Book Discussion and Signing
industry that America invented,” that position makes that ridiculous figure in Egypt’s secular opposition Holocaust Survivor and L.A. Artist
Shihab-Eddim said, according to Fox claim it is of concern,” Zuroff said. and formerly the director general of the Kalman Aron and Author Susan
News. “The sad truth is that these views are international Atomic Energy Agency, Beilby Magee will discuss their
“U.S. intelligence agencies in relatively common in the Arab world spoke out against Morsi’s remarks new book ”iNTO THE LiGHT: The
Healing Art of Kalman Aron.“
cooperation with their counterparts and are the result of ignorance on one and his assertion that his comments
in allied nations during World hand and of government-sponsored had been misinterpreted. “We are
War ii created it [the Holocaust] to Holocaust denial on the other hand.” all aware that those statements were March 12 – 5:00 pm
destroy the image of their opponents Zuroff said the sinister statements not taken out of context and that this Exhibit Opening
in Germany, and to justify war by the Morsi aide should give other discourse is very common among a We Must Remember:
and massive destruction against nations pause for thought in evaluating large number of clerics and members The Holocaust Art of Robert Sutz
military and civilian facilities of their relationships with the new of islamist groups,” El-Baradei said. Please join us for the Exhibit Opening
the Axis powers, and especially to government in Cairo. “Government- “Apart from the remarks themselves, and Reception with the Artist.
Plus Robert Sutz will do a face mask
hit Hiroshima and Nagasaki with sponsored Holocaust denial is the i am calling upon the person who exhibit of a Holocaust Survivor.
the atomic bomb,” Shihab-Eddim most dangerous...as opposed to made them to courageously admit FREE admission.
added. attempts by individuals to convince either the real stance he and the
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman people that the Holocaust did not take Muslim Brotherhood and their March 16 - 7:00 pm “Lush!”
Journalism Fellow at the Freedom place,” Zuroff said. “When it comes followers adopt, or how mistaken Suggested Donation $25
Center in New York, said Shihab- with a strict islamic interpretation they had been for all those years,” Experience a staged reading about
E d d i n ’s c o m m e n t s w e r e a s and one which is basically anti- he added. Marty Mann, the first woman in
troubling as they were ridiculous. Semitic, then it becomes much more
Written and directed by
Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume.
March 18 – Screening and
Discussion of the Movie:
EDUCATION UNDER FIRE
Address the iranian government’s
denial of the right to education on
ideological and religious grounds.
The 30-minute documentary
explores the universal right to higher
education through the lens of the
Bahá’í community. Call for times.
March 21 - 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm
Movie: Defiant Requiem
A memorial concert reawakens the
story of an artistic uprising in the
Nazi concentration camp, Terezin,
where a chorus of 150 inmates
confronts the Nazis face-to-face - and
sings to them what they dare not say.
Reception to follow
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Inland Empire Hillel Activities in Costo Hall 241. General Hillel
meetings are now on Mondays from
By Maya Lifton, Hillel Director
4 to 5pm, also in Costo Hall 241. Extremists
‘israel Apartheid’ (an anti-israel
event that is held on college
help table and educate students on
The University of Redlands held planning Attacks
campuses throughout North UC Riverside Hillel held its first
its big Shabbat on January 25.
Approximately 25 students showed on Italian Jews
America) took place the week of Shabbat of the quarter January 25. up and enjoyed Hillel’s Israeli themed Public Diplomacy Network
January 14 at the University of it was israeli themed and included dinner, including rice, bourekas, About 10 people were arrested
California Riverside. in response, traditional israeli dishes such as and salad. in addition to dinner, in late January in various italian
Hillel teamed up with Highlanders falafel and pita. Approximately 50 Hillel screened “israel inside.” This cities suspected of planning attacks
for israel (an organization on the students showed up to celebrate documentary covers the positive against Jews. According to the
UCR campus dedicated to Pro- with Hillel. The second Shabbat changes israel has brought to the italian media, surveillance tapes
israel Advocacy and Education) and took place February 1. 35 students world since its inception. of meetings captured “anti-Semitic
passed out information regarding showed up and enjoyed Hillel’s Hillel has opened up a new Twitter phrases and speeches full of racist
the conflict. in addition, three italian themed Shabbat, including account. You can now follow us at hatred.”
StandWithUs members (a multi- pastas and bread. iEHillel. We update it frequently, “They were systematically
campus organization dedicated to Hebrew classes continue at UC and tweet throughout our events indoctrinating young militants
combating anti-Semitism) came to Riverside every Thursday from 4-5pm and meetings. to hate foreigners and Jews at
meetings in which, among other
things, they discussed Adolf Hitler’s
Mein Kampf,” Naples Assistant
Prosecutor Rosario Cantelmo
The extremists were charged
with crimes including possession
of illegal arms and explosives,
subversive association, taking part
in political street brawls in Naples
in 2011 and violent attacks on left-
wing activists using knives and
The investigation is also centering
on the activities of three extreme
right-wing groups, including Casa
Pound, which takes its name from
the American poet Ezra Pound,
who sympathized with Fascism
and admired World War ii dictator
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SUPER WEEK!! YOUR
April 14-19, 2013 is “Super Week,” bringing together volunteers to make
phone calls and have conversations in order to raise the necessary funds
to meet the needs in our community.
We live in a fast-paced, modern world, but coming together to help
our Jewish community is a tradition that has lasted through the
ages. We ask you to contact the Jewish Federation now and
offer to be part of this special fundraising effort … to call
our donors in the Desert area and ask for their gifts to the
2013 Jewish Federation Annual Campaign…or to thank
them if they have already pledged.
To volunteer, call or email Sandy Durham at
the Jewish Federation (760-324-4737 or sandy.
firstname.lastname@example.org) and volunteer. Volunteers
will be encouraged to bring their cell phones and
chargers for the phonathon so that the maximum
number of contributors can be called.
What makes Super Week so super? YOU … when you call and volunteer!
69-710 Highway 111, The Strength of a people.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 The power of Community.
Israelis Order Gas Masks as Syria Deteriorates
by Maayana Miskin, Arutz Sheva
The number of israelis ordering Netanyahu said that the defense what is happening on other distributed. The total population of
gas masks has more than doubled establishment is following the fronts, with the deadly weapons israel is nearly eight million.
in recent days, the post office latest deterioration in stability in in Syria.“ One of recent battlegrounds
reports. The increase comes in the Syria with concern. in particular, Since his statements were in Syria is the village of As-Safira,
wake of warnings from experts that it is monitoring Syria’s chemical publicized 4,000 gas masks have which is home to one of at least
Syria’s chemical weapons could weapons, he said. “We must look been distributed, compared to an five chemical weapons storage
fall into Hezbullah’s hands. at our surroundings, at what is average of 1,400 per week. in total, facilities.
Prime Minister Binyamin happening in iran and its proxies, 4.7 million gas masks have been
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MAJOR GIFTS DINNER
January 24, 2013
1 Libby Hoffman, Honorary Gifts Honorary Chair;
Major Gifts Chair; Steven Celia Norian, Jewish
Hurwitz; Linda Hurwitz, Federation President
immediate Past National 5 Barbara Platt, Bill and
Women’s Philanthropy Cydney Osterman
Chair, Jewish Federations
of North America; Bruce 6 Bob and Wendy
8 Federation CEO; and 7 Hal and Joyce Frank
Nancy Ditlove, Major 8 Bob and Gail Scadron
Gifts Chair and Howard and Harriet
2 Sandy and Celia Norian Bernstein
3 Ted and Cora Ginsberg 9 Betty Kurtz; Dan Rather;
4 Cora Ginsberg, Vice Jan Harnik, Mayor, Palm
President/Campaign; Desert; and Brian Harnik
Nancy Ditlove, Major 10 Edith and Arnold Familian
Gifts Chair; Keynote 11 Joan Sharfstein, Harriet
Speaker Dan Rather; Bernstein and Loreen
10 11 Libby Hoffman, Major Jacobson
12 Damian and Summer 14 Jamie Kabler and Helene 18 Susan Sales and Lee Bohm
Trevor, Sarah Milmet, Galen 19 Leonard Sherman and
Cheryl Scarlett, Lori Fritz, 15 Betty Feinberg and Alan Eager
Dr. Bryan and Amy Stone, Sandy Seplow
Jessica and Jim Greene, and 20 Jim Mills and Lois Zoller
Charmaigne Menn 16 Stephen and Marjorie Kulp 21 Richard and Barbara
13 Hal and Dianne 17 Philip and Ellen Glass, Rosenfeld
21 22 Gershowitz Robert and Sandra Borns 22 Gary and Phyllis Schahet
Tribute Card Donations
All contributions received by the Jewish Federation for
Tribute Cards are placed in our special Tzedakah Fund,
which provides direct monetary intervention for needy
Sending tributes and memorials is a meaningful way to honor loved ones. Jews living in the Coachella Valley.
Honorarium Tributes – • Joel Kocen, Best of luck to the Birdman of
Rancho Mirage, from Alan and Orly Klugman
recovery, from Judith and Elliott Cohen
In Appreciation For: • Esther Shepard, Best wishes for a speedy
• Sunny Levinthal, In honor of your milestone recovery, from Dale and Marion Cowle
birthday, from Judy and Marty Cohn
• Becky Benaroya, Happy Birthday from Roz
and George Goldstein, and Frances Horwich • Mr. and Mrs. Shelly Nissen, Best wishes on
Memoriam Tributes –
• Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Blitz, Congratulations on
a most beautiful celebration, from Barbara Platt
your 50th, from Gail and Bob Scadron
Condolences Sent To:
• Trudy Schwartz, 70 is a good step forward,
and Norm Lewis from Frances Horwich • Jeffrey Feder, In memory of your beloved sister,
Rita, from Judy and Marty Cohn
• Sidney Blitz, Happy 90th Birthday, from • Trudy and Eddie Schwartz, Thank you for a
Suzanne and Jeffrey Feder, Libby and Buddy lovely evening, from Sanford and Rosemary • Joanne Hirschfield, In memory of your beloved
Hoffman Hertz Seymour, from Judith and Elliott Cohen, Judy
and Marty Cohn, Dale and Marion Cowle,
• Congratulations to the “Celebration of Life” • Jane and Larry Sherman, Thank you for a Ellen and Philip Glass, Frances Horwich, Alan
program organizers, especially Shaindy wonderful evening, from Susie and Bobby and Orly Klugman, Joel and JoAnn Kocen,
Denebeim Friedman and the Sunshine Circle Diamond Celia and Sandy Norian, Roberta and Allan
for involving young people in the lives of Nyman, Barbara Platt, Dr. Paul and Stepahnie
Holocaust survivors, from Steven Geiger, • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sharfstein, Thank you for Ross, Gail and Bob Scadron
Mensch Foundation International a wonderful evening, from Harriet and Howard
Bernstein • Myrna Kaplan, In memory of your beloved
• Marilyn and Manny Flekman, Thank you for a Albert Aaron, from Toni and Bobby Garmisa,
lovely evening, from Judith and Elliott Cohen, • Jim and Geri Sherman, Thank you for a lovely Cass and Adrian Graff-Radford, Sanford and
Sanford and Rosemary Hertz, and Pat and evening, from Cora and Ted Ginsberg Rosemary Hertz, Libby and Buddy Hoffman,
Howard Levy Ruth and Mal Kaufman
• Alan and Jill Steinberg, Thank you for a lovely
• Bernie Fromm, Happy Birthday from Rhona evening, from Sanford and Rosemary Hertz • Geri Krukin and Family, In memory of your
and Lou Fromm beloved husband, father and grandfather Larry,
• Susan Sunkin, Happy Birthday, from Judith and from Roberta and Allan Nyman
• Cora and Ted Ginsberg, Happy Anniversary Elliott Cohen
from Nancy and Dennis Ditlove, Alyce Klein, • Terri Lind, In memory of your beloved
Pearle and Mark Levey, Rella and Monty Rifkin. • Irwin Volk, Happy Birthday, from Frances husband Barry, from Toni and Bobby Garmisa,
Horwich Ellen and Philip Glass, Sanford and Rosemary
• Cass Graff-Radford, Happy Birthday wishes Hertz, Ruth and Mal Kaufman
from Brenda, Stephen, Julia and Guy Abelkop Refuah Shleimah –
• Sydney pearl and Family, In memory of
• Margot and Jerry Halperin, Thank you for a
lovely evening, from Sanford and Rosemary
Get Well Wishes To: Helene, from Sanford and Rosemary Hertz
Hertz • Alyce Klein, Thinking of you, from Cass Graff- • J.L. Singer, Deepest sympathy on the loss of
Radford your beloved grandfather Jack Singer, from
• Margot Halperin, Happy Big Birthday, from Rhoda and Ira Brickell
Sanford and Rosemary Hertz • Carol Horwich Luber, Best wishes for a speedy
recovery, from Judy and Marty Cohn • The Singer Family, Deepest sympathy on the
• Sandy and Al Haveson, Thank you for a lovely loss of your beloved father and grandfather
evening, from Judith and Elliott Cohen, Sanford • Mike and Cookie Miller, You are always in our
thoughts, from Toni and Bobby Garmisa, Cass Jack Singer, from Rhoda and Ira Brickell
and Rosemary Hertz, Pat and Howard Levy
and Adrian Graff-Radford • Dr. and Mrs. peter Tynberg, In memory of your
• Rosee Hertz, 70 is a good step forward, from beloved sister, from Carol and Shelly Appel
Frances Horwich • Mike Miller, Best wishes for a speedy recovery;
thinking of you; from Sanford and Rosemary • Lynn Zaifert, in memory of your beloved
• Libby Hoffman, Happy Birthday from Leona Hertz, Libby and Buddy Hoffman mother, Sadie Reiner, from Susan and Arnie
Brodner Gillman and Doralee and Dennis Sakson
• Annette Shapiro, Continue your speedy
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Temple Isaiah a New Tour Site
at Moderism Week
isaiah was designed
by E. Stewart
Williams in 1949
it was one of only
a few synagogues
d e s i g n e d Carlos King giving
Exterior of building (c.1953)
immediately after presentation
israel’s independence and built in the spiritual leader at Temple isaiah for
iconic “midcentury modern” design. 40 years, now living in Florida,
Further, it is the only synagogue that who helped fill in the history of the
has been recognized for “excellent building.
design” by the Southern California Through King’s efforts, Temple
Chapter of the American institute of isaiah became one of the tour
Architects c1954, (recognized under sites for 2013 Modernism Week,
the “church” category as temples did and he personally gave the 20+
not have their own designation). presentations. in addition to touring
it took Temple isaiah Board Member the original sanctuary, now the
Carlos King, an interior and landscape Lieberman Chapel, the tour also
design consultant, to recognize the included bringing participants
Temple’s potential appeal to the into the Temple’s (new) Bochner
thousands of midcentury modernism Sanctuary, with its artwork designed
aficionados who flock to Palm Springs by Yaacov Agam, the israeli sculptor
each February. Spending hours going and experimental artist best known
through memorabilia and artifacts in for his contributions to optical and
the Temple’s storerooms, he found kinetic art. The room is dominated
architectural drawings and rare by the Agam ark, with its Agam-
photographs from the 1950’s. He designed torah covers and kinetic
also spoke to Rabbi Joseph Hurwitz, eternal light.
DESERT HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL
The Desert Holocaust Memorial is located in the Palm Desert
Civic Center Park at San Pablo Avenue & Fred Waring Drive.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to visit this
moving memorial, a place
of remembrance and monument of hope.
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LION OF JUDAH LUNCHEON
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
4 5 6
13 14 15
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1 Lion of Judah Chairs (left) Annette Lerner and (right)
Debra Star with keynote speaker Sally Oren
2 Jewish Federation President Celia Norian, Jewish
Federation CEO Bruce Landgarten and Jewish
Federation Vice President/Campaign and past
Federation President Cora Ginsberg
3 Lion of Judah Co-Chair Debra Star, Women’s
Philanthropy President Lainie Weil, Women’s
Philanthropy Vice President/Campaign Stephanie S.
Ross and Women’s Philanthropy Director Barbara
4 Margot Halperin, Lion of Judah Vice Chair and
17 Stephanie S. Ross, Women’s Philanthropy Vice
5 Joni Maltzman, Debra Star and
6 Myrna Odwak, Barbara Weisberg,
Nora Kaufman and Barbara Fromm
7 Lion of Judah Chairs Annette Lerner and Debra Star
8 Fran Kaufman and Jo Ann Kocen
9 Sande Fineman, Marion Cowle,
Barbara Kahn and Barbara Weisberg
10 Susan Duman, Nancy Siwak,
Stephanie Ross and Toby Berman
19 11Enid Goldman, Susan Konheim,
Joanne Chunowitz, and Audrey Bernstein
12 Elaine Stein and Donna Levitas
13 Ellen Glass, Roberta Nyman and
14 Sheri Borax, Harriet Bernstein and
15 Edith Familian and Annette Novack
16 Lila Rauch, Pearle Rae Levey and Barbara Cook
17 Susie Good, Diane Gershowitz and Jane Sherman
18 Sandra Samdperil, Andrea Josephson and
20 21 Evey Simon
19 Betty Feinberg, Helen Stern and Mildred Conney
20 Ruthie Tivol, Jean Mintz and
21 Linda Nathanson, Annette Lerner and
22 Jacqueline Rudman, Roberta Holland, Joyce Freund
and Cathy Pitts
23 Carol Appel and Joyce Frank
24 Lenore Wyatt and Loreen Jacobson
25 Yona Goldberg and Lois Zoller
Local Out of Town
Toby Berman Carol Appel
Sheri Borax Susan Duman
Sheila Keeshin Judy Hecktman
Stephanie Ross Susan Karsen
Elaine Stein Jean Mintz
24 Lenore Wyatt Myrna Odwak
25 Nancy Siwak
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Local Temples March Shabbat Schedule
Ken Hailpern, Spiritual Leader
79-733 Country Club Drive Beth Shalom Mincha/Maariv Services Temple Isaiah
Bermuda Dunes Shabbat Services: 8:00 pm. 5:30 pm March 1-9; 6:30 pm Friday Shabbat services 7:30 pm,
www.freewebs.com/mitzvah18 Oneg follows. March 10-31. followed by an Oneg Shabbat.
Saturdays: Services 9:30 am. Pesach begins Monday evening, Friday, March 1: New Members
CENTRO CULTURAL Morning minyan Mondays and March 25. Check website Shabbat
HEBREO DE MExICALI Thursdays 8:45 am (www.chabadps.com) for Seders Saturday mornings: Services
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico Scholar in Residence Shabbat: and holiday services. 10:00 am. Kiddush following.
Contact: Ron Cohen March 8 & 9. Gina Nahai, Morning minyan 8:30 am
760-960-3392 US “iran: Myth, Mystery and What Desert Hot Springs Mondays and Thursdays.
(686) 216-7152 Mexico We Know.” Optional lunch Jewish Community Community Seder first night of
follows Shabbat Services and Shabbat service Friday, March 1 Pesach, March 25.
CHABAD OF pALM SpRINGS
& DESERT COMMUNITIES Lecture. See ad page 4. at 7 pm and Havdallah Plus See ad page 16. Contact
Rabbi Yonason Denebeim Saturday, March 16 at 7 pm. Temple or see website
425 Ortega, Palm Springs Chabad of palm Springs Seder offered to residents of for schedule of services
760-325-0774 Friday Shabbat services: Desert Hot Springs and High (templeisaiahps.com)
20 minutes after candle Desert Thursday, March 28.
CHABAD OF pALM DESERT lighting time. See ad page 6. Events held at Temple Sinai
A project of Chabad of Palm Springs &
Desert Communities Saturday services: Morning - 9:30 Mission Lakes Country Club, Friday services: Family service
Rabbi Mendy Friedman am; Women’s Torah Discussion, 8484 Clubhouse Drive, DHS, first Friday at 7:00 pm; other
led by Sussie Denebeim during officiated by Rabbi Faith Tessler. weeks 7:30 pm.
760-969-2153 / 760-969-2158
Kiddush at noon. Evening: same Friday, March 15 Shabbat Zimra.
CHABAD OF RANCHO MIRAGE as evening before. Har-El Congregation Saturday: 9:00 am: Bagels, Lox
A project of Chabad of Palm Springs &
Pesach begins Monday evening, Member, Union for Reform and Torah Study, 10:00 am -
Rabbi Shimon Posner March 25. Check website Judaism. Kabbalat Shabbat Shabbat services.
72295 Via Marta, Rancho Mirage (www.chabadps.com) for Services 5:00-5:30 pm, Saturday, March 2: Bat Mitzvah
Seders and holiday services. followed by a program. March of Gabriella George. Saturday,
760-770-7785 March 16: Bar Mitzvah of Jacob
15 Symposium speaker: Joel
CONGREGATION SHALOM BAYIT Chabad of Rancho Mirage Hochberg “Two Short Films - Cherlin. Saturday, March 23:
Friday Shabbat services: Mincha Two Powerful Messages.” Bat Mitzvah of Raya Cowle.
Spiritual Leader/Cantorial Soloist:
followed by Kabbalat Shabbat: See ad page 7. Purim: Saturday, March 23 - 5:45
pm Reading Megillah.
1320 Williams Ave., Banning Check website (www.
Contact 951-769-3678/769-7514 Shalom Bayit (Banning) Community Seder second night
chabadrm.com) for times.
HAR-EL Havdallah the first Saturday of Pesach. See ad page 11.
Shabbat morning: 10:00 am
(Member, Union for Reform Judaism) followed by sit down Kiddush. of each month at 5:30 pm.
Rabbi Richard Zionts
Children’s Program/Service Shabbat Services the third Centro Cultural
Har-El Cultural Center
47-535 Hwy 74, Palm Desert 11:15 am. Friday of the month at 7:30 pm. Hebreo de Mexicali
www.harelurj.org Daily minyan: Shacharit services Both held 1320 West Williams Weekly Shabbat Services Friday at
Monday-Friday 7:00 am; Street, Banning. 7:00 pm, followed by dinner.
TEMpLE ISAIAH Sundays 8:00 am. Saturday immediately before
(Conservative) sunset: Havdallah.
Rabbi Sally Olins
332 West Alejo Road, Palm Springs
March Community Calendar
(Reform) Tuesdays Tuesdays Wednesdays
Rabbi Jordan S. Ofseyer 5:30 pm Chabad of Rancho First and third Wednesdays:
73-251 Hovley Lane West, Palm Desert
9:00-11 am Jewish Family
www.templesinaipd.org Service Solutions for Seniors: Mirage’s weekly BBQ. Lots of Jewish Family Service Day
760-568-9699 Walk-in assistance at JFS Palm fun and a great way to meet Out Respite program for
Desert Office in Jocelyn Senior great people. Steak, hot dogs, housebound seniors. Call Julie
A project of Chabad of Palm Springs & Center and at the Desert Hot veggie burgers and salads. Hirsh at 760-325-4088, ext.
Desert Communities Affordable, fun and kosher. 109, for more information.
(Community Outreach) Springs Senior Center.
Reservations not required but
Rabbi Yankel Kreiman
www.BikurCholimPS.com helpful. 760-770-7785. (Note: Wednesdays
760-325-8076 Not held during Passover). 3:30-5:00 pm Jewish Family
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March Community Calendar Continued Saturday, March 16
6:30 pm Temple Sinai Gala.
Service Jewish Bereavement Wednesday, March 6, 13, 20 Thursday, March 7 See ad page 5.
Group. Meets weekly at the JFS 10:30 am Temple isaiah. 9:00 am Sun City Hadassah
Palm Springs Office, 801 East Continuing course: Introduction Meeting. Program: Author Sunday, March 17
Tahquitz Canyon. Reservations to Judaism, led by Rabbi Sally Maggie Anton: “Rav Hista’s 3-5 pm j-connect (Young Adults
not required. Olins. Fee for non-members. Daughter.” $5.00. RSVP to Division) Mitzvah Project at
Call 760-844-7302. 760-772-4610. F.i.N.D. Contact Sandy Durham
Thursdays at the Jewish Federation Office
8:30-11 am Jewish Family Service Wednesday, March 6, 13, 20 Thursday, March 7, 14, 21 for information, sandy.durham@
Solutions for Seniors: Walk- Noon Temple Sinai Lunch and 9:30-10:30 am Har-El Men’s and jfedps.org or 760-324-4737.
in assistance at Mizell Senior Learn Women’s Torah Study.
Center, Palm Springs. No charge. Call 760-779-1691. Sunday, March 17
Wednesday, March 6, 13, 20 4:00 pm Mensch Foundation
Friday, March 1, 8, 15, 22 1:00 pm Temple Sinai Thursday, March 7, 14 Lecture: “FDR and Breckenridge
9:00 am Temple isaiah “Torah Bereavement Group 3-4:30 pm Har-El Galen Trimester Long during the Holocaust.”
Study with Rabbi Sally.” For Course “Being Jewish. Things Speakers: Stanley Goldman,
information call 760-844-7302. Wednesday, March 6, 13, 20, 2 7 i Should Have Learned in Frank Sanello and Steven Geiger.
4:00 pm Temple isaiah. Religious School.” instructor: At Temple isaiah. $18. Reception
Friday, March 1, 8, 15, 22 “Wonderful Wednesdays” Rabbi Richard Zionts. Fee. Call follows. See ad page 10.
11:00 am Temple Sinai Course with Rabbi Sally Olins. 760-779-1691. See ad page 22
Conversational Hebrew. and classified ad page 26. Monday, March 18
Winter topic: “Just Judges.”
10:30 am Har-El Galen Trimester
Fee for non-members.
Sunday, March 3 Monday, March 11 Book Course: “Spies for
4:00 pm Temple isaiah 2013 2:00 pm Jewish Family Service Armageddon” By Raviv and
Philip & Eleanor Short Café Europa: monthly event Melman. Presenter: Len Kapner.
Wednesday, March 6, 13, 20
Lecture Series. Speaker: Jay for Holocaust Survivors at Open to public/no charge.
4-5:30 pm Har-El Galen Trimester
Michaelson, author of “God vs. Tolerance Education Center. Reservations required.
Course “Mystics and Visionaries in Call 760-779-1691. See ad page
Gay.”.. $15 ($10 Temple Isaiah Ezekiel and the Sages.” instructor: Purim Party. Call Julie Hirsh at
members). See ad page 5. JFS 760-325-4088, ext. 109 for 8 and classified ad page 26.
Dr. Marvin Sweeney. Fee. Call
760-779-1691. See ad page 22 Tuesday, March 19
Monday, March 4, 11, 18
and classified ad page 26. 10:00 am Temple Sinai
7:00 pm Chabad of Rancho Monday, March 11
Mirage Men’s Torah Class 5:30 pm Tamar Hadassah Annual Sisterhood Book Group.
Wednesday, March 6
with Rabbi Benny Lew. Women’s Seder. Led by Cantor
Women’s philanthropy Tuesday, March 19
For more information call Melanie Fine. Couvert $36.
“INSIGHTS.” Keynote 4:30-5:30 pm Jewish Family
760-636-2897 or email Must be prepaid.
speaker: Alon Ben-David. For information call Phyllis at Service Family Life Education
Reception 4:30 pm; Program 760-321-9941. Series: Tea Time Talk: “Keeping
Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19 5:30 pm. For men and women. Intellectually and Creatively
10:00 am Temple Sinai At Rancho Las Palmas Resort Tuesday, March 12 Engaged” Presenter: Dr. Helene
Yiddish Club. and Spa, Rancho Mirage. 11:00 am Rimona Hadassah pine. Sun City Palm Desert
Couvert: $36 + min. $180 Luncheon Meeting. Speaker: / Mountain View Clubhouse.
Tuesday, March 5, 12, 19 gift to Annual Federation Julliene Shenkel, Executive Free. Reservations not
4:00-5:30 pm Har-El Galen Campaign. Call 760-324-4737. Director of the Mark Taper necessary.
Trimester Course “Fitness: Foundation. Couvert: $20.
Psychological, Spiritual and Wednesdays March 6, 13 Prepaid reservations required Wednesday, March 20
Moral. The Jewish Way: Liebman, 5:30-7:00 pm Temple Sinai. Final Send to Deana Hapip, 81128 6:00 pm, Free New Tax Laws
Kaplan and Borowitz” instructor: sessions of 10-week course led Avendia Castelar, indio, CA Seminar presented by Temple
Rabbi Mel Silverman. Fee. Call by Rabbi Stanley Meisels “The 92203. isaiah. Open to public. Canyon
760-779-1691. See ad page 22 Course of Jewish History: The Estates Country Club. RSVP to
and classified ad page 26. Biblical Age.” Thursday, March 14 760-325-2281.
7:00 pm Temple isaiah 2013
Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19 Wednesdays March 6, 13 Philip & Eleanor Short Lecture Thursday, March 21
4:00-5:15 pm Chabad of Palm 7:00-8:30 pm Temple Sinai. Series. Speaker: Michael 11:30 am Golda Meir Club of
Springs Women’s Book Club Final sessions of 10-week Childers, “Icons and Legends” Na’Amat Luncheon Meeting at
with Sussie Denebeim. Held at course led by Rabbi Stanley A Visual Lecture. $15 ($10 Chinese Restaurant, 362 S. Palm
The Coffee Bean on El Paseo, Meisels “Judaism in Theory and Temple isaiah members). Canyon, Palm Springs . Call
Palm Desert. practice; part I.” See ad page 5. 760-327-0403 to RSVP.
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Cambridge and Oxford Set Sights on Jewish Genizah
by Rachel Hirshfeld, Arutz Sheva
Cambridge and Oxford universities and secular importance, dating from place," is a depository for sacred in the 11th and 12th centuries and
announced on February 8th that they the 9th to the 19th century. Hebrew books that are no longer an eyewitness account of Crusader
will be conducting a collaborative The documents were part of the usable. Since they cannot be thrown atrocities.
fund-raising effort aimed at purchasing Cairo Genizah collection unearthed out according to halakha because Cambridge has been home to
the Lewis-Gibson Genizah Collection by chance in the attic of the Ben Ezra they contain the name of God, these around 200,000 fragments at the
before it is sold off to private Synagogue in Egypt by twin sisters documents, often called shemot or Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research
collectors. Agnes Smith Lewis and Margaret "names," are put in a place named a Unit, including children's notebooks
Currently owned by the United Dunlop and brought back to the UK genizah. Genizot are usually found in and original works by Maimonides in
Reformed Church's Westminster in 1896. The sisters showed their finds the attic or basement of a synagogue, his handwriting, while Oxford holds
College in Cambridge and worth to Professor Solomon Schechter of but can also be buried. some 25,000 folios. Scholars have
about $1.6 million, it is made up Cambridge, who realized their They include the earliest known been painstakingly reading the Judaeo-
of 1,700 fragments of Hebrew and significance. example of a Jewish engagement deed, Arabic fragments and organizing the
Arabic manuscripts, of both religious A genizah, Hebrew for "hiding letters from leading Jewish traders collection for years, while others have
written on the light the fragments shed
on Jewish life.
"In the late 19th century, Oxford's
Bodleian Library and Cambridge
University Library were rivals in trying
to acquire materials from the Cairo
Genizah,” said Cambridge University
librarian Anne Jarvis.
"Today we are taking a different
stance, seeking to build on our
collections while recognizing that
there would be a greater benefit to
scholarship if we joined together to
save the Lewis-Gibson collection from
division and dispersal," she said.
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of the editorial staff. We reserve the right to edit
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111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270, attn: Editor, JCN.
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others, please call the JFS office, 760-325-4088.
Assistant Principal: Laura Gould
73-251 Hovley Lane West, COUNSELING & FAMILY SUppORT:
Palm Desert, CA 92260 Experienced therapists help individuals,
couples, and families address life's
SENIOR CARE MANAGEMENT: Serves older
RELIGIOUS/ adults to maintain independence and help
them enjoy a higher quality of life. Call the
HEBREW SCHOOLS office for information, or walk- in assistance
is provided at the following locations; the
Chabad Hebrew School JFS Palm Desert office, Tuesdays, 9.00-11.00
A project of Chabad of a.m.; DHS Senior Ctr., Tuesdays, 9.00-11.00
Palm Springs & Desert Communities a.m.; Mizell Senior Center, Thursdays, 8.30-
Director: Sussie Denebeim
73550 S. Rosa Way, JFS ExpRESS SENIOR RIDE pROGRAM
Palm Desert, CA 92260 -if you know someone homebound and
www.chabadpd.com needing transportation to a medical or
important appointment, please have them
760-341-6501 contact JFS Express for assistance.
Beth Shalom JEWISH BEREAVEMENT GROUp: Free to
79-733 Country Club Drive, the local community. This group meets every
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92201 Wednesday at the JFS Palm Springs office,
3.30-5.00 p.m. No registration necessary.
760-200-3636 FRIENDLY VISITORS: For seniors who are
isolated and would like companionship,
Har-El a JFS volunteer can bring care and
friendship. Friendly Visitors can also provide
Rabbi Richard A. Zionts, Ph.D. companionship and celebration during
Opportunities For Youth Learning the Shabbat observation. Call for more
47-535 Highway 74, information.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
www.harelurj.org JFS SpEAKERS BUREAU: is your organization
looking for an interesting program to share
760-779-1691 with members? JFS can present a program
We sell everything from designer to on critical social and mental health issues.
Temple Isaiah active day wear, shoes, handbags,
Principal: Rabbi Sally Olins accessories, collectables, JFS VOLUNTEERS WELCOME: Contact Julie
332 West Alejo Road menswear, furniture, works of art, Hirsh, extension 109.
Palm Springs, CA 92262 bric-a-brac and more! CAFÉ EUROpA GROUp: Programming
www.templeisaiahps.com for holocaust survivors. Monday, March
760-325-2281, ext. 203 11 2013, 2:00 p.m. Purim Party, Tolerance
Education Center. Transportation
Director: Miri Ketayi FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION SERIES/TEA
73-251 Hovley Lane West, TIME TALK: “Keeping Intellectually and
Palm Desert, CA 92260 Creatively Engaged” Presented free to
the community by Dr. Helene Pine, March
www.templesinaipd.org 19, 2013, 4:30 pm – 5.30pm, Sun City
760-568-9699 Palm Desert, Mountain View Clubhouse.
Reservations not necessary.
DAY OUT RESpITE pROGRAM: Program
for homebound seniors. First and third
Temple Sinai Tikvah pre-School Wednesday of each month at the Joslyn
Director: Debbie Midcalf Center, Palm Desert. Transportation is
24 mos - Pre-K provided and participants take part in
73-251 Hovley Lane West, activities and lunch. Some restrictions apply.
To register and obtain further information
Palm Desert, CA 92260 contact Lisa Schmid.
JCN • March 2013 • Adar/Nissan 5773 • www.jfedps.org • 23
Israelis Love Their Dogs but for now the working name
earth where guide dogs are trained to
respond to Hebrew commands and
By Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel 21c
react appropriately to uniquely israeli
israelis love their dogs. Nearly for dogs went live in israel on
3. New Vaccine Against Deadly physical environments (like concrete
400,000 pet dogs are listed on January 15 through the YES network,
Dog Disease barriers on sidewalks). Until the non-
the israeli Ministry of Agriculture’s following a highly successful six-
CME (Canine monocytic profit center was opened in 1991,
National Dog Registry, and Tel Aviv month pilot in San Diego, California.
ehrlichiosis) is the most common blind israelis had to travel to the
has the largest number of registered DogTV, also available online, is a
infectious dog disease, carried by United States to get a dog, and they
dog owners in the country. 24-hour digital channel scientifically
tics. it can be fatal. Until now there had to be fluent in English.
But Israelis aren’t content just programmed to keep pooches
has been no cure, but recently,
to feed and shelter Lady, Lucky and stimulated, happy, entertained
Dr. Shimon Harrus and Dr. Gad 6. Dogs Can Fly
Bonnie (the three most popular and comforted when they’re home
Baneth of The Hebrew University israelis going abroad, or any
israeli dog names). in the israeli alone.
of Jerusalem’s Koret School of international travelers to and from
entrepreneurial spirit, they’re also
Veterinary Medicine in Rehovot the Middle East, don’t have to
working to keep canines everywhere 2. Ashpoopie
revealed that they have a formula consign their pet to the cargo hold.
happy, healthy and safe, using
for the world’s first vaccine for CME. Terminal4Pets, located near Ben-
technology, innovation, and a great
Commercial partners are now being Gurion international Airport, offers a
deal of imagination.
sought to further develop the drug. door-to-door ViP (Very important Pet)
Whether it’s high-tech ways
courier service. Clients can have the
to get rid of doggie doo, unique
4. Alzheimer’s Guide Dogs dog accompanied by a professional
training programs to turn pooches
animal attendant and, if desired, a
into Alzheimer guide dogs, new
flight veterinarian. The vet is also
vaccines, or even special television
available to give pre-flight checkups
channels for dogs, israelis are leading
and recommendations for a safer and
the way to make life better for man’s Serial biotech inventor Professor
best friend. Oded Shoseyov of The Hebrew
Terminal4Pets handles all kinds of
Here are some of iSRAEL21c’s University, came up with a novel
pets and has arranged for stray dogs
favorite ways israel loves dogs — pooper-scooper that gathers dog
adopted by servicemen in iraq to be
things that will help you love your droppings and turns them into
israel’s Service and Therapy Dog flown to new homes in the U.S..
dog, too, no matter where you odorless, sterile powder within
Center was the first in the world
live. seconds after the dog-walker
to train dogs as helpers for people 7. Dog Bio-Security System
releases an activation capsule from
suffering from mental and physical An israeli biometric alert
1. DogTV a cartridge inside the unit. Ramat
limitations, including Alzheimer’s, sensor transforms any dog into a
Gan based Paulee Clean-Tec, the
autism and brain or orthopedic sophisticated warning system that
company founded to develop this
injuries. can detect an intruder and send out
and related patented products for
The training protocol was an alarm.
cats and even humans, is working
developed over four years by Bio-Sense Technologies designed
with engineers to finalize the design
geriatric social worker Daphna its sensor, DBS, to fit onto the dog’s
ahead of a product launch in the
Golan-Shemesh and professional collar and integrate with existing
United States. it will probably be
dog trainer Yariv Ben-Yosef, using security systems. if the dog starts to
The made-in-israel cable TV channel marketed under a different name,
calm, sociable and intelligent female bark or growl in an unusual way, the
collie shorthairs. algorithm-based system goes into
Alzheimer’s patients frequently alert mode, sending out details of
cannot leave home because they the security breach via SMS and
are easily disoriented, but they are triggering the burglar alarm.
safe with a guide dog leading the The product comes in two
way. As an extra precaution, a GPS varieties, one for the security market,
navigation system is embedded in suitable for medium to large facilities
the dog’s collar. At home, the dog protected by guard dogs. The
will press an alarm button if her ower consumer version, TeleDog, is mobile
falls and doesn’t get up quickly, or and personalized. The cellular-based
if she hears choking sounds from sensor monitors not only the dog’s
her master. barking but also its movements via
GPS. Both systems are manufactured
5. Hebrew Speaking Guide Dogs and sold in israel and shipped to
The israel Guide Dog Center customers internationally. TeleDog
for the Blind is the only place on retails for about $199.
24 • JCN • March 2013 • Adar/Nissan 5773 • www.jfedps.org
L’Chaim: Celebration of Life
In a room that bubbled with excitement, camaraderie and joy,”L’chaim” - “Life” was
celebrated. 380 attended the February 10 brunch honoring our community’s Holocaust
Survivors. it was an event embraced by the synagogues, Jewish community organizations
and individuals of our Desert community, who joined together in an unprecedented effort
Shalom to create this very special day. Pictured (left to right) are Shaindy Friedman, Director of the
“Sunshine Circle” which brings together teenagers and Holocaust Survivors; Stefanie Seltzer,
The finest in Jewish Living
President and Founder, World Federation of Jewish Children Survivors of the Holocaust
and Descendants, Melisse Banwer, Managing Director of the Tolerance Education Center,
and Carol Gross, Event chair.
JCN • March 2013 • Adar/Nissan 5773 • www.jfedps.org • 25
on being called to Bar Mitzvah on March 23 when
Simchas the Torah as a Bat Tim Moore is called to the Torah.
Mitzvah on March Tim, a contract psychotherapist for
Jack and Mitzie Olshansky 2nd ... Mazel tov to Jewish Family Service, made the
are shepping naches on the marriage Jacob Cherlin, son commitment to continue his studies
of their grandson, Dr. Richard of Nicole and Gary with Rabbi Sally Olins which led to
Brucker, to Dr. Lindsey Riggin in Cherlin, on being his decision to have a Bar Mitzvah.
Los Angeles on February 9th. Both called to the Torah Gabriella George Jacob Cherlin Raya Cowle Mazel tov. Mazel tov ... Share your
are practicing in Albuquerque, as a Bar Mitzvah Simchas with us. Email (mjbentjcn@
New Mexico ... Temple Sinai is on March 16 ... Mazel tov to Raya Dale and Marion Cowle, on earthlink.net) or call Miriam Bent at
celebrating three B’nai Mitzvah Cowle, daughter of Daniella and being called to the Torah as a Bat 760-323-0255.
in March. Mazel tov to Gabriella Eric Cowle and granddaughter Mitzvah on March 23 ... Temple
George, daughter of Debbie George, of long-time community leaders isaiah is celebrating a very special
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orders available. For information call Friday, March 29 Shabbat Pesach 6:23 pm
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assistance work with elderly. Have floors, tile, fences, painting, sprinklers, speakers: Jay Michaelson, author of Spring Trimester schedule. See page 22
a nurses aide certificate. Training in landscaping, swamp coolers, custom “God vs. Gay” Sunday, March 3 for listing of programs. Avail yourself of
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Laugh out Loud
Stories in the news that bring a smile! Recipes for Purim
One Way to Assure a Minyan The pacifier Tree Have A Nosh With Miriam
Moshe, the gabbai (sexton)
By Miriam H. Bent
of a hole-in-the-wall synagogue
As many of you know, i have
in Nachlaot - a quaint and a delectable collection of cha-
picturesque maze of narrow roset recipes ... and this year i
alleyways in the heart of Jerusalem, want to share one of my newer
hatched a unique combina (deal) “finds” with you: Yemenite Cha-
roset Balls. i’ve made them the
that ensures he will have a minyan last two years and the guests at
(prayer quorum) every morning, our Seders have fallen in love
while demonstrating affordable with them. i’m also giving you a
very good, slightly sweet brisket
housing could be just around the recipe that features onion-lemon marmalade and my incred-
corner: The sexton slashed the rent ibly easy and delicious Lemon Tarragon Chicken, which easily
in a renovated apartment building doubles or triples to accommodate the number of Seder guests. Chag samayach. Have
wonderful Seders with family and friends. MHB
he owns just down the street,
provided that occupants sign a YEMENITE CHAROSET BALLS
one-of-a-kind lease promising not
only to pay their rent and utility The upscale township of Omer, 1/3 cup pitted dates 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/3 cup dried figs 3/4 cup pecans, toasted and coarsely
bills on time; tenants are legally outside Beersheba, introduced a 1/3 cup raisins ground
obligated to rise every morning at unique pacification program on 1/3 cup dried apricots 3/4 cup almonds, toasted, slivered
5:30 am to join Moshe’s minyan at behalf of the bedroom suburb’s 2½ Tablespoons honey 1½ Tablespoons orange liqueur
1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon ½ cup almonds, toasted, slivered and
the landlord’s synagogue. two- and three-year-old residents ½ teaspoon ground ginger ground
– a tree in a local playground 1/8 teaspoon ground clove
Silent Night where children are encouraged Combine dried fruit, honey and spices in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
While the spotlight for israeli to hang up their pacifiers when Add the pecans, slivered almonds and orange liqueur and process until just combined.
Form the mixture into balls about 1 to 1½ inch in diameter and roll in the ground
inventiveness is usually trained they are good and ready to part almonds.
on high-tech firms, the 2012 with them.
Israeli Ingenuity Award belongs Omer is not alone. The new BEEF BRISKET WITH ONION-LEMON MARMALADE
to kibbutz Sdeh Nechemia, whose “hybrid species” is quickly
‘silent night sewer pipes’ solve spreading to other municipalities 1 beef brisket (6 to 8 lbs.) ½ cup brown sugar
2-3 large onions, sliced (enough to 3 tablespoons mixed herbs (optional -
a universal irritant that plagues and individual nursery schools – cover bottom of roasting pan) rosemary, basil, oregano, thyme)
apartment dwellers everywhere. the fruit of a new children’s book 2 large lemons, peeled and thinly sliced 4 cloves garlic, chopped coarsely
The pipes magically absorb the in Hebrew, Etz Hamatzetzim (The 2 cups port 1½ teaspoonful coarsely ground pepper
noise of flowing water so plumbing Pacifier Tree), written by a 29-year-
Trim excess fat from brisket. in a roasting pan place the onion slices, lemon slices and
no longer conveys the news to all old kibbutz nursery school teacher garlic. Lay the brisket on top. Mix together the port, brown sugar and herbs, stirring
the neighbors every time someone Lee Trachtman. The plot revolves until the sugar dissolves, then pour over brisket. Sprinkle brisket with pepper and tightly
somewhere in the building visits around a nursery school with a cover the roasting pan with foil. Bake in a 300 degree oven until brisket is very tender
when pierced, about four hours. When tender, uncover pan and return to oven. Raise
the bathroom, eliminating the pacifier tree and three-year-old temperature to 450 degrees and brown the meat slightly, no longer than 20 minutes.
need for laws like the one in Noa who, still beset by mixed Remove brisket from pan and keep warm. Skim off fat from pan juices and pour
Switzerland that prohibits flushing feelings, has trouble separating the onion, lemon and pan juices into a sauce pan. Boil uncovered, stirring often. As
from her pacifier. mixture thickens, reduce heat to medium and stir more often until thick and shiny,
toilets after 10 pm. about 1-3/4 cups (about 20-30 minutes). Add salt to taste. Slice brisket across the grain
and spoon the marmalade over.
Israel Guide Dog Center Luncheon
The Matthew Varon Chapter of israel LEMON TARRAGON CHICKEN
Guide Dog Center for the Blind held 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 teaspoon pepper
its annual luncheon on February 13, 1 lemon, juice and grated rind 1 3-1/2 lb. chicken disjointed *
1 garlic clove, minced 4 Tablespoons pareve margarine,
2013. Pictured: (left) Joey English 1/2 teaspoon tarragon cut into pieces
of KNEWS, Mistress of Ceremonies, 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 Tablespoons parsley
(right) Helen Varon, Chair, and in a 9” X 13” pan thoroughly combine first six ingredients. Roll chicken pieces in mix-
(seated) Laurie Rubin, a blind mezzo ture, coating all sides. Cover with foil and refrigerate at least four hours, and as much
soprano who captivated the audience as overnight, turning a couple times. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dot chicken with
Photo by Pat Krause
pieces of margarine. Bake 1-1/2 hours, basting occasionally. Cover the first hour then
with her magnificent voice and her finish off uncovered. Serve sprinkled with parsley.
disarming candor as she spoke about * If using boneless, skinless chicken pieces, cut baking time to about 40 minutes and
the challenges she faces daily as she only uncover the very last few moments.
pursues her musical career.
What Makes super Week so super?
Be it our children’s Jewish education, seniors needing support services to remain independent, the ill and infirm
requiring specialized care or the destitute asking for emergency funds to survive, Jewish Federation’s Super
Week is integral as a vehicle to help meet those needs.
This year the third week of April is Super Week … and we need you to answer the call. Better yet, why not make
the first move yourself? Make your 2013 gift by going to our website (www.jfedps.org) and donating via our
secure link now. Or call us at 760-324-4737 and we will be delighted to take your pledge over the phone.
What makes Super Week so super? YOU … when you say “yes” to the call in April.
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