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                                                  Israeli rabbi rejects Toronto conversion
                                                        By PAUL LUNGEN                   Fackenheim, the son of renowned        fear that their conversion may be       rector of Israel’s rabbinical courts.
               Index                                        Staff Reporter               scholar Emil Fackenheim, said the
                                                                                         judge came to that conclusion after
                                                                                                                                revoked,” he said on the phone from
                                                                                                                                London, where he is studying for a
                                                                                                                                                                        The Chief Rabbinate has deferred
                                                                                                                                                                        to the ombudsman, who is conduct-
National .................................... 3      The son of a prominent philoso-     questioning him about his level of     master’s degree.                        ing a review of the decision. Fack-
Editorials & Letters ................ 8           pher who urged Jews to retain their    observance and his record of at-          Fackenheim, who has lived in         enheim has also retained the Israel
Perspectives ............................. 9      identity in order to deny Hitler a     tending synagogue.                     Israel since childhood, said he is      Religious Action Center for legal
Opinions ................................. 10     posthumous victory has had his own                                                                                    assistance.
The Kirshner File ................. 11            Jewish status denied by a Jerusalem                                                                                       The irony of the situation is not
According to Reports ............ 17
Jewish Life ............................ 20
                                                  rabbinic court.
                                                     In a case that was expected to
                                                                                            Questions status of Fackenheim’s son                                        lost on Fackenheim, whose father,
                                                                                                                                                                        Emil, a Holocaust survivor and a
On Campus ............................ 22         merely finalize a divorce between                                                                                     Reform rabbi, posited one of the
Heebonics ............................... 24
                                                  Yossi Fackenheim and his wife,            The decision not only affects his   appealing the decision on a number      most influential concepts of post-
Family Moments.................... 25
What’s New............................ 26         Iris, a dayan (judge) ruled that       status as a Jew, it also brings into   of fronts. He has complained about      Holocaust Jewry. Known as the
Obituaries and Notices ......... 28               Fackenheim’s conversion as an          question the Jewish status of many     the presiding judge’s findings to the   614th commandment, it stated,
Israel & the Jewish World ..... 29                infant 29 years ago, performed         other Orthodox converts, Facken-       Chief Rabbinate of Israel, as well      in part: deny Hitler a posthumous
CJN Profile ............................ 33       by an Orthodox rabbinic court in       heim, 29, stated.                      as to a rabbinic court ombudsman        victory by remaining Jewish.
Arts & Travel ........................ 34         Toronto, no longer had any effect.        “I have friends who live in         and to Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan, di-                       Continued on page 6
Books & Authors ................... 38
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                                  lessons of the Shoah, rejects   ed. Once the largest U.S.
           Canada                 Holocaust denial, condemns      producer of kosher meat,                                             Gaza Appeal Airs, But Not on BBC or Sky
 Book Award Finalist              all intolerance and is a call   Agriprocessors filed for
                                  to action to end genocides      bankruptcy in November. It                                      LONDON — An emergency appeal for Gaza aired on
TORONTO — New Jewish              in places such as Darfur,       had been on a downward                                          British television stations, but not the London-based
Feminism, a recent book edit-     Canadian Jewish Congress        spiral since May, when U.S.                                     global broadcasters BBC and Sky.                                                                        Vol. XXXIX, No. 6 (1,884)*

ed by Rabbi Elyse Goldstein,      said in marking the day last    agents raided its Postville,                                       Police evacuated a group of protesters last Monday                                                           Gary Laforet
rabbinic director of Kolel:       week. The day also “reaf-       Iowa, slaughterhouse and                                        night who entered the BBC Television Centre in West                                                           General Manager

The Adult Centre for Liberal      firms the UN’s paramount        arrested more than one-third                                    London and chanted “BBC Shame on You.”                                                                       Mordechai Ben-Dat
Jewish Learning in Toronto,       role and responsibility in      of its workers in the largest                                      Stop the War Coalition, the group behind recent                                                                Editor

has been selected as a finalist   preventing future instances     single-site immigration raid                                    anti-Israel protests in Britain, is calling on its members                                                      Vera Gillman
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in the 2008 National Book         of genocide,” CJC co-pres-      in U.S. history. The bank-                                      to protest the BBC’s decision not to broadcast the Jan.
                                                                                                                                  26 appeal by cancelling their TV licence, the annual                                                     Carol Jamieson, Controller
Awards in the category of         ident Rabbi Reuven Bulka        ruptcy trustee who is run-
women’s studies, the Jewish       said in a statement.            ning the firm was encour-                                       charge levied on Britons with a TV set and the BBC’s                                                Jeff Rosen, News & Internet Editor

Book Council said last week.                                      aged by the offer, but said                                     main source of funding. The BBC received thousands of                                                          Joseph Serge
The awards, sponsored by                   World                  a sale could take months.                                       e-mails for and against its decision not to broadcast the                                          Arts, Travel and Supplements Editor

the New York-based coun-                                          Soglowek Nahariya, a lead-                                      appeal, with the majority protesting it.                                                             Janice Arnold, Carolyn Blackman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sheldon Kirshner, Frances Kraft
cil, have been handed out         Offer for Meatpacker            ing producer of meat, poul-                                        Views have been mixed in the U.K. media. Some                                                         David Lazarus, Elias Levy
since 1948.                                                       try and vegetarian products,                                    commentators not only justified the BBC’s decision but                                              Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf, Paul Lungen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sheri Shefa, Leila Speisman
                                  DES MOINES — An Israeli         is know here for its Zoglo’s                                    also criticized some charities involved in the appeal.                                                        Staff Reporters
  Shoah Day Marked                firm has offered to buy         brand vegetarian products.                                         Both the BBC and Sky said broadcasting the appeal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Rabbi B. Baskin, S. Benitah,
                                  Agriprocessors. Soglowek                                                                        would compromise their impartiality. While the BBC,                                                     E. Burakowski, B. Gladstone,
TORONTO — The 2005                Nahariya made the offer for            Rubashkin Freed                                          a public broadcaster, has been facing criticism, Sky, a                                                L. Hart, G. Koren, E. Malamet,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          P. Michaels, M. Mietkiewicz,
resolution establishing the       the kosher meat producer                                                                        commercial broadcaster, has not been in the spotlight. In                                                 R. Nadler, A. Rosensweig,
United Nations’ annual            in a filing Jan 25 with an      DUBUQUE, Iowa —                                                 2006, the BBC refused a similar request to broadcast an                                                J. Siblin-Librach, G. Steinberg
                                                                                                                                  emergency appeal for Lebanon.                                                                                     Columnists
Holocaust Remembrance             Iowa bankruptcy court, the      Former kosher meatpack-
Day on Jan. 27 entrenches the     Des Moines Register report-     ing executive Sholom                                               About $1.9 million has been collected for the appeal,                                               Cynthia Gasner, Joel Jacobson,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Diane Koven, Lauren Kramer,
                                                                  Rubashkin was released on                                       far less than for previous, less controversial appeals.                                                 Myron Love, Rhonda Spivak
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                                                                  ing $500,000 bond and                                          Poll Finds Prejudice                        or “Jews can’t be trusted,”                                   Edgar Asher, Israel Bureau
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           By JANICE ARNOLD                   22. Ignatieff had informed him that the human       Hezbollah.                                           to represent a number of political prisoners
                   Staff Reporter             rights critic post would be eliminated because          Soon after the remark was made, Cotler’s         around the world.
                                              it does not correspond to one in the Harper         Israeli-born wife, Ariela, publicly renounced            “I can continue to do all those things and
MONTREAL — Irwin Cotler says his cabinet, and Cotler felt any other duties on                     her party membership accusing Ignatieff in a         be wherever I have to be, and the leader is
new post as the Liberals’ special counsel on the Opposition front bench would hinder his          letter to the National Post of “a lack of moral      encouraging me to do it,” Cotler said.
human rights and international                                 ability to continue to devote as   integrity, sacrificing facts and truth on the            He was in Israel in an official capacity
justice suits him perfectly and                                much time to his many inter-       altar of political correctness and personal po-      from Dec. 25 to Jan. 13, spending part of that
should not be seen as a con-                                   national activities.               litical gains” in the leadership campaign.           time in the south while it was under the threat
solation prize for not being                                       “The new post frees me             Cotler noted that despite the strain, his        of rocket attack from Gaza.
named to Michael Ignatieff’s                                   up to do the things that I do      longstanding “close personal and professional            In announcing Cotler’s appointment, Igna-
shadow cabinet.                                                best… It’s exactly what I          relationship” with Ignatieff, whose career has       tieff stated: “I am privileged to work with one
    The Liberal leader ap-                                     wanted,” Cotler, 68, said.         also been devoted to the furtherance of human        of the world’s most respected and recognized
pointed Cotler, member of                                      He believes he will, in fact,      rights, never faltered, and even at the time, he     human rights experts. Our caucus will benefit
Parliament for Mount Royal                                     be able to expand his work         defended Ignatieff’s right to his opinion.           greatly from his wisdom and counsel.”
for almost 10 years, to the new                                abroad, which often keeps him          Ariela Cotler and Ignatieff have long been           Cotler was one of three special advis-
role on Friday.                                                away from Parliament.              reconciled, he added.                                ers named, along with two other Martin-era
    Cotler, justice minister in                                    Cotler said he wants to put        Cotler’s main projects relating to his new       ministers, Ujjal Dosanjh, who is chair of the
the short-lived government of                                  to rest speculation that he was    job include trying to gather international           new Intergovernmental Liaison Secretariat,
Paul Martin, was human rights                                  snubbed by Ignatieff because       support for a petition to hold the Iranian           and Ken Dryden, who is national outreach
critic while Stéphane Dion                                     he supported Bob Rae for the       regime accountable for “genocidal incite-            adviser, with a focus on working families
was leader, and public security                                party leadership in 2006 or        ment,” co-chairing the founding conference           and poverty.
critic under interim leader Bill       Irwin Cotler            that the decision was related      of the International Parliamentary Coalition to          There are two Jewish members on the
Graham.                                                      to Ignatieff’s remark earlier        Combat Anti-Semitism in London from Feb.             slimmed-down 33-member shadow cabinet:
    Cotler said in an interview                              that year on a popular Quebec        15 to 17, building a legal case against Hamas        Raymonde Folco is the critic for La Franco-
that he had requested not to be named to the television show that Israel had committed a          for war crimes, bringing sanctions against           phonie, and Anita Neville is responsible for
shadow cabinet, which was announced Jan. war crime in Lebanon during its conflict with            Sudan for the Darfur crisis, and continuing          the status of women.

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                                                                                                                   his past weekend we read the sad
                                                                                                                   news that Sean Greenfield, 25,
                                                                                                                   was killed in a roadside bomb
                                                                                                                                                        Taliban and Hamas of one piece
                                                                                                          attack about 40 kilometres west of Kan-       “Last month, a local Taliban com-          dents.
                                                                                                          dahar City. He was the 108th Canadian mander threatened to kill girls attend-                In a story that appeared on Jan. 26,
                                                                                                          soldier to die on duty in Afghanistan.     ing classes after Jan. 15 and to blow up      Jason Koutsoukis, a reporter with Aus-
                      Insured and Bonded                                                                      Our sympathies, condolences and schools where girls are enrolled.                    tralia’s Sydney Morning Herald inter-
      Technicians with over 15 years experience.                                                          tears go out to the young man’s family.       “As a result, about 400 private            viewed a Gazan ambulance driver, who
    We’ll beat any written residential quote by 20%                                                           It is a hard, harsh and                                schools are unlikely to       described how Hamas operatives tried
                416-782-BUFF (2833)                                                                       very bitter price that            From the                 open their doors next         to force him to use his ambulance to
                                                                                                          Canada and the Canadian           editor’s                 month after winter holi-      evacuate them from a battle zone.
Don’t replace your dull, damaged stone & marble. Turn to us!                                              armed forces are paying                                    days, leaving tens of thou-       In a story in the New York Times
                                                                                                          for the sake of the mission
                                                                                                                                            desk…                    sands of students with no     on Jan. 19, Ethan Bronner wrote
                                                                                                          so very far away. In some                                  educational options, the      that Hamas fighters “fired rockets in
                                                                                                          quarters that price is                                     official said.”               between the houses and covered the
                                                                                                          testing Canadian resolve                                      If there are humanitar-    alleys with sheets so they could set the
                                                                                                          to maintain and support the mission.       ian causes on this earth for democratic,      rockets up in five minutes without the
                                                                                                              But the case for the mission is clear. freedom-loving, life-affirming nations        planes seeing them. The moment they
                                                                                                              The people of Afghanistan, indeed, to support, then surely the liberation            fired, they escaped.”
                                                                                                          in the entire region, need help to free from Taliban tyranny is such a cause.                In a story on Jan. 22 in Italy’s Cor-
                                                                                                          themselves from the brutal oppression         The commitment of Canadian armed           riere della Sera, Lorenzo Cremonesi
                                                                                                          of the Taliban.                            forces to this cause is noble, honourable,    talked to ordinary Gazans about rockets
                                                                                                              Last weekend, the Globe and Mail fully in keeping with our history and               fired from the roofs of their houses and
                                                                                                          published a story that depicted the traditions and worthy of our support.                about Hamas operatives who hid in
                                                                                                          nature of that oppression and converse-       The oppressive, subjugating nature         hospitals. He was told by Palestinians
                                                                                                          ly, the nature of the courage of the ordi- of the extremist Taliban is abhorrent to      that “the militiamen sought shelter in
                                                                                                          nary Afghans who oppose it.                the values that underpin our society.         the administration buildings, and that
                                                                                                              In an attempt to close down a girls’      They are also of a piece with the op-      they used the ambulances and forced
                                                                                                          school in Kandahar last November, a pressive nature of the extremist Hamas,              the drivers and nurses to take off their
                                                                                                          group of Taliban terrorists threw acid though many in the West, especially in            uniforms with their paramedic badges
                                                                                                          into the faces of a number of girls and Europe, are oblivious to the close com-          so that they would not be targeted by
                                                                                                          teachers.                                  parison.                                      Israeli snipers.”
                                                                                                              The Taliban refuse to allow girls         Hamas leaders abuse their own                  It is astonishing and inherently in-
                                                                                                          and women to be educated or to work people. It is widely known that Hamas                consistent with decency and honesty
                                                                                                          outside of the homes. The acid incident routinely violates every convention of           that the conscience of Ban Ki-Moon, the
                                                                                                          was an attempt to intimidate the parents international humanitarian law and con-         secretary general of the United Nations,
                                                                                                          of the girls and the teachers to shut down vention: they use their own people as         for example, or the many marchers and
                                                                                                          the school. But the school remains open. shields; they launch their rockets against      protesters against Israel seems so little
                                                                                                          The headmaster, the parents and the stu- civilian targets; they launch their rockets     bothered by these outrages – of the
                                                                                                          dents refuse to surrender their freedom from the homes of their own people;              Taliban and Hamas both. Their pique
                                                                                                          to the Taliban.                            they hide, abuse and exploit public and       seems particularly aroused by and ob-
                                                                                                              The weekend story echoes a hor- even religious institutions.                         sessively reserved for Israel.
                                                                                                          rifying news brief that appeared two          These tactics were exposed a number            Canadian parliamentarian and human
                                                                                                          weeks earlier in the Globe and Mail, on of times by western correspondents               rights activist Irwin Cotler has written
                                                                                                          Jan. 17. The dateline was from Pesha- during Israel’s war in Gaza. Palestinian           that “Israel does deserve fairness and
                                                                                                          war, Pakistan, but the story concerned and other Arab media do not generally             equality before the law, and before the
                                                                                                          the very same issue of Taliban cruelty report on Hamas’ battle tactics.                  international community.”
                                                                                                          toward women.                                 The Intelligence and Terrorism In-             To our chagrin and our worry, it re-
                                                                                                              Two paragraphs from the four-para- formation Center in Israel has recounted          ceives neither.
                                                                                                          graph news follow.                         three articles by western correspon-                                            – MBD

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      Yossi Fackenheim quizzed about his observance
Continued from page 1                                                 Fackenheim had stopped living an Orthodox lifestyle (it occurred     conversion 29 years ago is highly objectionable,” Rabbi Trad-
                                                                      when his mother was stricken by Alzheimer’s when he was around       burks said.
    Adding to the irony was that his father “went to the Orthodox     12 to14, though he did have a bar mitzvah at 13). Based on the           Current behaviour should have no impact on the validity of
so we would not have problems [about Jewish status] down the          answers, Rabbi Hagar concluded Fackenheim had renounced his          a conversion. “Conversion can only be valid or invalid at the
line. Now Orthodox converts have the rug pulled out from under        faith and there was no need for a divorce since Halachah does not    moment it is confirmed,” he said.
them,” he stated.                                                     recognize marriage between Jews and non-Jews.                            If the convert sincerely accepts Judaism at the time of the con-
    Fackenheim is outraged at the ruling and at the presiding judge       At the request of Fackenheim’s ex-wife and to ensure she faced   version and later completely abandons the faith the conversion
of the Jerusalem Rabbinic Court, Rabbi Yissachar Dov Hagar.           no future questions about her marital status, Rabbi Hagar agreed     remains intact, Rabbi Tradburks, president of the Toronto Vaad
    “He stepped all over my identity and my father’s memory,”         to issue a get (divorce decree), but with a document attached that   Harabonim (Orthodox council), added.
he said. “I think he’d be furious. I think he’d be livid. You know    stated the rabbinic court did not recognize Fackenheim as a Jew.         Rabbi Martin Lockshin, a professor at York University, said
the 614th mitzvah. This is the exact opposite of that. It’s the an-   The divorce decree refers to Fackenheim as “‘Yosef who goes by       the decision “definitely shows the arbitrary and dangerous nature
tithesis of everything he ever worked for. It’s dividing the Jewish   the name Yossi the convert,’ which is a hop, skip and a jump from    of the haredi-dominated beit din system in Israel… This type of
people.”                                                              Yossi the goy,” Fackenheim said.                                     action is unprecedented in Jewish history and must be decried.”
    During the hearing, Rabbi Hagar questioned Fackenheim                 The decision surprised Rabbi Reuven Tradburks, a member of           Rabbi Lockshin suggested the impact of the rabbinic court’s
closely when he saw his profile, which indicated he had been born     the conversion committee of the Rabbinical Council of America        decision could be far-reaching. “All of the converts converted in
of a non-Jewish mother but had been converted at eight days of age    (RCA), an umbrella organization representing 1,000 Orthodox          Toronto 29 years ago and 39 years ago and 49 years ago and all
by the Toronto beit din (rabbinic court). He asked whether Facken-    rabbis in North America. He questioned Rabbi Hagar’s re-exam-        the descendants of the females among those converts now have
heim kept Shabbat, ate kosher food, observed all the mitzvot (com-    ination of Fackenheim’s childhood conversion.                        to worry that some haredi judge will declare them to be gentiles.
mandments) and attended synagogue regularly. He asked when                “To look at personal behaviour, to look at the validity of a     This is unconscionable and unthinkable.”
                                                                                                                                               Rabbi Avi Shafran, director of public affairs for Agudath Israel
                                                                                                                                           of America, said legitimate conversions should be beyond chal-
                                                                                                                                           lenge. “What matters is whether the conversion was done properly –
                                                                                                                                           including the reasonable conclusion that the convert is undertaking
                                                                                                                                           halachic observance. If such a conclusion is reasonably reached by
                                                                                                                                           the beit din, the convert is Jewish, even if he or she lapses at a later
                                                                                                                                           time. If, however, it seems the convert never had any intention to be
                                                                                                                                           observant, the conversion is subject to being undermined.
                                                                                                                                               “It indicates that the single standard of Halachah – which is the
                                                                                                                                           sole true unifier of the Jewish people – is being taken seriously by
                                                                                                                                           Israel’s rabbinate.”
                                                                                                                                               Rabbi Tradburks said Rabbi Hagar’s decision should have no
                                                                                                                                           impact on current and future conversions conducted under Or-
                                                                                                                                           thodox auspices in North America. The RCA agreed about two
                                                                                                                                           years ago to tighten the requirements for conversion and adopt a
                                                                                                                                           universal set of criteria that would conform to standards agreeable
                                                                                                                                           to the Israeli rabbinate. It has also developed a cadre of rabbinic
                                                                                                                                           authorities who are delegated with approving all Orthodox conver-
                                                                                                                                           sions in North America.
                                                                                                                                               However, two years ago, when the Toronto Beit Din was con-
                                                                                                                                           sidering adopting the new standards, Rabbi Tradburks told The
                                                                                                                                           CJN, “I don’t believe there will be changes for child conversions
                                                                                                                                           that have already been done.”
                                                                                                                                               Rabbi Hagar’s ruling likely points to the tension between
                                                                                                                                           the Israeli rabbinate and North American rabbis over acceptable
                                                                                                                                           standards for conversion. “The Israeli rabbinate did not accept
                                                                                                                                           what was the norm in North America for many years,” Rabbi
                                                                                                                                           Tradburks said.
                                                                                                                                               Until North American batei din changed their standards two
                                                                                                                                           years ago to match Israeli practices – requiring converts be To-
                                                                                                                                           rah-observant Jews – they operated under the influence of Rabbi
                                                                                                                                           Moshe Feinstein, who argued that a day school education and a
                                                                                                                                           traditional Jewish home would be influential enough to ensure a
                                                                                                                                           converted child practises Judaism, even if the parents were not
                                                                                                                                           particularly observant.
                                                                                                                                               “The Israeli rabbinate never really accepted that,” Rabbi Trad-
                                                                                                                                           burks stated. “That could be what Rabbi Hagar is challenging.”
                                                                                                                                               Complicating the issue was a decision last year by an Israeli rab-
                                                                                                                                           binic court that called into question the legitimacy of thousands of
                                                                                                                                           Israeli conversions conducted under one of Israel’s most respected
                                                                                                                                           Orthodox halachic authorities, Rabbi Chaim Druckman.
                                                                                                                                               Despite the high regard for Rabbi Druckman, a haredi rabbinic
                                                                                                                                           appeal court last year annulled the marriage of an Ashdod man
                                                                                                                                           whose wife was converted by Rabbi Druckman 15 years earlier.
                                                                                                                                           The appeal court ruled the conversion was flawed and insincere and
                                                                                                                                           that consequently, the couple were never married.
                                                                                                                                               Rabbi Lockshin said the Fackenheim decision should worry
                                                                                                                                           the Toronto beit din, which operates under the Vaad Harabonim.
                                                                                                                                           “While it is true that the Vaad Harabonim of Toronto has been
                                                                                                                                           seriously ‘haredized’ over the last 29 years, they should realize that
                                                                                                                                           even their own semi-haredi conversions are also subject to disquali-
                                                                                                                                           fication from Israeli haredi judges. This is not an idle concern.
                                                                                                                                               “Modern Orthodox Jews and modern Orthodox rabbinical orga-
                                                                                                                                           nizations must not cede to Israeli haredim,” Rabbi Lockshin contin-
                                                                                                                                           ued. “They must strengthen the hands of modern Orthodox forces in
                                                                                                                                           Israel and encourage them to set up alternate rabbinical systems that
                                                                                                                                           will allow Israelis to circumvent the haredi-dominated system.”
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     Funds raised to build better bomb shelters for kids
                    By SHERI SHEFA                                                                                              thoughts about what led to Operation Cast Lead, the recent
                        Staff Reporter                                                                                          war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.
                                                                                                                                    “For eight years, Israeli civilians have been under ongoing
    In a show of solidarity with the Israeli community of                                                                       attacks from Gaza on a daily basis,” Ziv said.
Sderot, hundreds gathered here to raise money for better                                                                            She added that over the years, the primitive Qassam
bomb shelters at daycare centres to protect children from                                                                       rockets used at first were upgraded to Grad missiles, which
Hamas rocket attacks.                                                                                                           are more accurate and can travel farther into Israel, and
    Na’amat Canada, a chapter of a worldwide progressive                                                                        Hamas has obtained more sophisticated weapons from Iran,
women’s organization dedicated to improving the quality                                                                         which are smuggled through underground tunnels.
of life for families in Israel and abroad, organized a benefit                                                                      “The result was that the lives of almost a million citizens
concert titled Stand Strong With Israel, Jan. 25 at Beth David                                                                  of Israel were disrupted. Children could not go to schools
B’nai Israel Beth Am Congregation.                                                                                              and businesses had to be closed down,” Ziv said.
    The goal of the campaign was to help the 2,000 children                                                                         “The feeling in Israel, across the whole country, was that
who attend 27 Na’amat daycare centres within Hamas rocket                                                                       ‘enough is enough. We cannot take any more. This cannot
range by building bigger safe rooms, purchasing more emer-                                                                      continue.’”
gency equipment and providing psychological counselling                                                                             Ziv said the goal of the war was to bring normalcy back
for traumatized children.                                                                                                       to the lives of Israelis and to make sure that the illegal smug-
    The event included performances by actor, writer and         Israeli singer Doron Mazar is joined on stage by the           gling of weapons into Gaza would end.
comedian Deb Filler, Israeli singer Doron Mazar and Beth         Na’amat Canada volunteers during his performance.                  “This cannot be achieved by Israel alone. It has to be
David’s Cantor Marshall Loomer.                                                                                                 achieved through the work of the international community.”
    Speaking to an audience of about 400 people, the shul’s      dren deal with what they faced and continue to face,” said         She conceded that while Israeli citizens have suffered, so
Rabbi Philip Scheim voiced his concerns about Israel’s secu-     Shurman, a former CFRB talk radio host.                        too have Gazans.
rity, which many in the community share.                            “Living here in Canada, we often take for granted our           “Hamas, in their blatant disregard for human life, have
    “When will there be an end to terror? When will Israeli      freedom to enjoy the simplest things, like walking to a park   used the citizens of Gaza as human shields. We have tried to
children be able to attend school without fear of having to      or watching our children play in a playground. It is easy to   avoid harming civilians and there are many examples where
run to a shelter, without having to spend day and night at       forget that there are places in the world like Sderot where    the Israeli air force dumped leaflets into the villages to tell
times in shelters?” Rabbi Scheim asked.                          those very simple things are a luxury, where parents crave     the citizens to leave their houses” from which Hamas mili-
    Thornhill MPP Peter Shurman spoke about the fear young       for a time when they will be able to walk their children to    tants were firing rockets.
families in Sderot live with everyday.                           school, or take them to a park, without watching the sky           “Israel is entitled to defend itself from a terrorist orga-
    “Here in Canada, daycare is about playtime, practical and    for incoming rockets or wondering where the nearest bomb       nization, the goal of which is to destroy Israel,” she said,
elementary learning, and socialization. In Israel, daycare is    shelter is.”                                                   adding that Israel continues to work for the release of Gilad
about that, plus post-traumatic stress disorder, psychologi-        Israeli ambassador to Canada Miriam Ziv, who made           Schalit, an Israeli soldier who has been held captive by
cal treatment of children and special workshops to help chil-    her first Toronto public appearance at the event, gave her     Hamas since 2006.

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    of a very dark time                                                    Editorial Advisory Board: Guy Aboodi, Michael Brown, Donald Carr, Gal Corfas, Igor Korenzvit, Keith Landy, Rabbi John Moscowitz, Lou

                                                                           Ronson, Alan Sandler, Rabbi Philip Scheim, Mike Shriqui, Pamela Medjuck Stein, Ehud Telem , Rabbi Reuven Tradburks, Nelson Wiseman.
               ast Shabbat, more than a dozen armed hoodlums
               and thugs stormed Tiferet Israel Sephardi syna-               New wave of Venezuelan anti-Semitism                             disturbing. Holding the media accountable for biased report-
               gogue in Caracas, Venezuela, the city’s oldest                                                                                 ing should be of paramount importance to any person who is
               shul, overwhelmed the two security guards, ran-                We wish to bring to your attention our great concern over       alarmed by the repercussions of the Gaza war.
               sacked the place, defaced it with brutish graffiti         the current situation of the Jewish community of Venezuela.             There are other ways to enlighten people about the situa-
  threats and damaged the synagogue’s sifrei Torah. It was the                Historically, the people of Venezuela welcomed with open        tion. I started an e-mail correspondence, explaining the facts
  second time in the past month that the synagogue has been               arms immigrants from everywhere without any expression of           clearly and succinctly and covering much ground with good
  attacked.                                                               xenophobia or racism. All ethnic and religious communities          references and arguments. Individual connection has an im-
     The physical violence however is the predictable, if also            traditionally enjoyed peaceful coexistence at all times, and        mediacy and personal component to it. The result has been
  ugly, worrisome result of the rhetorical violence against               Venezuela’s Jewish community – dating from the days of              an expression of much appreciation from those who I have
  Jews and the Jewish state by Venezuelan President Hugo                  Simon Bolivar – was no exception.                                   e-mailed, who now have a greater understanding of a complex
  Chavez.                                                                     In the past, as today, several Venezuelan governments           situation. If you shift but one mind, you have set in motion a
     In 2002, he described an attempted coup against him as “a            have expressed their solidarity with the                                                creative, alternative way of reaching more
  Zionist plot masterminded by the Mossad.” In 2005, as part              Palestinian cause or the Palestinian people.                                            Canadians.
  of his Christmas address, Chavez said that “some minorities,            However, since the events in Gaza that                                                     Jan Fine
  descendants of the same ones who crucified Christ… took all             began on Dec. 27, the present government                                                   Toronto
  the world’s wealth for themselves.” Two weeks ago, during               of Venezuela has adopted an aggressive                                                                  *     *    *
  the Gaza war, Chavez again menacingly browbeat the Jews                 and dangerous tone never previously heard,                                                     Disproportionate force?
  of Venezuela by emphatically suggesting that they condemn               clearly inciting hatred against the Jewish
  “Israel’s barbarism.” He then expelled the Israeli ambassador           community. The government’s supporters                                                      Hamas, like all terrorist organizations,
  and cut diplomatic ties with Israel. Last week Israel recipro-          nationwide picked up on the government’s                                                exerts maximum effort to harm its adver-
  cated and asked the Venezuelan ambassador to leave.                     lead with clearly anti-Semitic expressions                                              sary. If it sent only 20 rockets a day across
     Chavez has been an enthusiastic, vocal supporter of Hez-             – with no effort whatsoever by government                                               the border, it is because that is all it was
  bollah, Hamas, Iran and all the other sinister forces intent on         to stop them. The expulsion of the Israeli                                              capable of doing. If it had the means to fire
  eliminating the State of Israel. His open allegiances and bra-          ambassador followed, and, subsequently,                                                 2,000 rockets each day, it would have done
  zen rhetoric are an unambiguous invitation – if not actually,           so did a final breaking off of diplomatic                                               so, and, if today it possessed the capacity to
  too, the directing hand behind – the emboldened hostility               relations.                                                                              explode a nuclear device over Tel Aviv, it
  towards Jews in Venezuela. Chavez condemned the Shabbat                     Furthermore, there is a well-orches-                                                would not hesitate for one moment to ac-
  attack on the synagogue, but the statement was seen by most             trated campaign on TV, radio, print and                                                 complish that task. As far as Hamas is con-
  observers as insincere and hollow.                                      Internet media owned by the government,                                                 cerned, there is no such thing as an innocent
     David Harris, executive director of the American Jewish              openly questioning Israel’s right to exist, even including          Israeli civilian. At the risk of sounding cynical and uncaring,
  Committee, said on the weekend, “There are strong indi-                 publication of such anti-Semitic materials as the Protocols of      had the Israeli military used the same maximum effort, Gaza
  cations that what we are witnessing is a state-sponsored                the Elders of Zion. A group of pro-government journalists is        would have ceased to exist long ago and the number of civil-
  campaign of anti-Semitic persecution, spurred by both Ven-              urging the population to boycott businesses owned by Jews           ian deaths would not be numbered in the hundreds, but in the
  ezuela’s alliance with the Iranian regime and the surge of              in Venezuela.                                                       hundreds of thousands. By this measure, the Israeli response
  anti-Israel rhetoric during the recent conflict between Israel              We ask all Jewish communities worldwide to condemn              was disproportionately minuscule indeed.
  and Hamas.”                                                             this campaign against our brethren in Venezuela, and to ask             T.R. Simon
     Rabbi Pynchas Brener of Venezuela told the Jerusalem                 their governments, their national and international media to            Thornhill, Ont.
  Post that “reason makes us believe that this was done with              condemn this racism and anti-Semitism in Venezuela, which                                      *      *      *
  the consent – if not the instigation – of some central power            is setting a dangerous new precedent in Latin America.                      Upset, frightened by CJN column
  in Venezuela. I do not know if in this environment there will               Oscar Jaroslavsky, General Secretary
  be a future for the Jewish community here.”                                 Robert Croitorescu, President                                   Jesse Mintz wrote a column for your issue of Jan. 22 about
     With both a trembling stir and the swell of deep outrage                 CLAM – Maccabi Latin America Confederation                  how Israel was wrong in attacking the university in Gaza
  in our heart, we note that the attack against the Caracas syna-                                   *     *     *                         (“Bombing Gaza university was a bad idea”). It was chilling
  gogue is a stark reminiscence of a far darker time in Jewish                                  Shifting minds                            to read this type of attack against Israel from a Jewish paper
  and world history some 70 years ago in Germany.                                                                                         when the world of anti-Semites is gathering up forces to try
     We must do all we can to let our fellow Jews in Venezu-                  I heartily endorse the letter-writing campaigns to news not only to defeat Israel in its puppet world courts and Arab-
  ela know that they are not alone, that we will stand by them            outlets across the country with online initiatives such as CLIC dominated UN human rights groups, but to try to eliminate
  and help them should they need our help. And we must also               and Honest Reporting to get Israel’s story justly documented Israel from the map. Israel attacked places of terrorist activity
  urge the government of Canada to protest the desecration of             (“War for Israel’s image is a CLIC away,” CJN, Jan. 29). We during the Gaza war. For comfort and strength, I turn to The
  the Caracas synagogue and the burgeoning culture of hatred              must counter the negative image of                                                     CJN, and I find the same kind of propa-
  towards Jews that inspired it.                                          Israel and the toll that image is exact-          LET THEM GO…                         ganda attacking Israel that I have read
                                                                                                                                                                 in other newspapers. It’s upsetting, sad
                                                                          ing on Israel and the Jewish citizens in
                                                                          many countries around the world. The           Ron Arad, Zachary Baumel, Zvi           and mostly frightening.
                                                                                                                                Feldman, Guy Hever,
               25 years ago in The CJN                                    fermenting racism and blatant anti-
                                                                          Semitism that we are witnessing is very           Yehuda Katz, Gilad Schalit
                                                                                                                                                                    Howard Wolle
     Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter told a gathering of
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The three main contenders for prime minister of Israel, from left, Labor leader Ehud Barak, Kadima leader Tzipi Livni and Likud chief Benjamin Netanyahu.
                                                                                                                                                     [Israel Sun photos]

                            Israeli election campaign heats up
                   By MARCY OSTER                                  by building a coalition with Labor and smaller parties.         with radio election broadcasts that allude to former Russian
                               JTA                                 On Monday afternoon, Likud announced an alliance with           President Vladimir Putin, who is viewed favourably by

                                                                   the small religious Zionist party Achi, which is headed         Russian immigrants as a tough leader. Barak garnered 58
        n an election season compressed into just three weeks      by Knesset member Effie Eitam, who left the National            per cent of the Russian vote when he won the 1999 elec-
        due to the military operation in Gaza, during which        Religious Party when it refused to bolt former prime min-       tion.
        campaigning ground to a virtual halt, Israel’s political   ister Ariel Sharon’s coalition over the Gaza withdrawal.            Perhaps the biggest winner to emerge from the Gaza
        parties have begun to roll out their campaigns ahead           Netanyahu has said he favours pursuing achievable           war is Lieberman, whose right-wing party has been gaining
        of national elections on Feb. 10.                          incremental agreements with the Palestinians rather than        steadily in the polls.
    The first round of publicly sponsored and legally              chasing what he sees as an elusive final-status deal for a          Lieberman, who immigrated to Israel from Moldova in
restricted TV advertisements aired during a special hour           two-state solution. He has said he wants to focus on bol-       1978 and lives in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank,
of political broadcasts last Tuesday night (Jan. 27). Each         stering the “moderate parts of the Palestinian economy” to      has advocated swapping Arab-populated areas of Israel for
party was allotted a specific amount of time based on the          foster the conditions for political agreement.                  West Bank areas populated by Jews. He was most recently
number of seats it holds in the current Knesset. Due to                On Sunday, Netanyahu was quoted as telling Tony             embroiled in a verbal tussle with Arab lawmakers over
flagging interest in this year’s campaign, Israeli TV chan-        Blair, the Middle East envoy of the Quartet grouping of         claims that they should not be allowed to run in the elec-
nels have declined to air subsequent broadcasts of the ads         Mideast peace sponsors – the United States, European            tions since they are not loyal to the Jewish state.
during prime time.                                                 Union, United Nations and Russia – that while he would              In what Lieberman derided as an annual election tradi-
    Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu is the front-runner,           not build new settlements in the West Bank, he would            tion, police on Sunday arrested seven of his associates,
with a widening lead over Kadima, the party now in                 allow the natural-growth expansion of existing ones.            including his daughter, as part of an investigation into
power.                                                                 A former finance minister, Netanyahu is also casting        allegations of money laundering and fraud. The investiga-
    Kadima has been struggling to raise the profile of party       himself as Israel’s economic saviour, the man to steer          tion has been ongoing for three years, but has produced no
leader Tzipi Livni, Israel’s foreign minister. Of the heads        Israel through the choppy waters of the global financial        indictments.
of the three largest parties, Livni emerged from the Gaza          crisis.                                                             The left-wing Meretz Party, which has steadily lost
operation with the fewest gains. Labor leader Ehud Barak               On Jan. 27, the Sephardi religious party Shas endorsed      ground since its high of 12 Knesset seats in 1992, said
received an initial boost from the campaign because as             Netanyahu for prime minister, albeit with caution.              it will attack Lieberman during the current campaign,
defence minister, he was the architect of Operation Cast               “A strong Shas will ensure Netanyahu doesn’t repeat his     according to an internal memo sent to Meretz leaders,
Lead.                                                              mistakes,” Shas leader Eli Yishai said.                         Ynet reported Monday. The memo urges the leaders to cast
    In the days of criticism that followed the fighting’s              After winning the Kadima primary last September,            the party as fascistic, comparing Lieberman to far-rightist
end, Netanyahu and another right-wing leader, Yisrael              Livni refused to strike a coalition deal with Shas, insist-     leaders such as Austria’s late Joerg Haider.
Beiteinu’s Avigdor Leiberman, saw their poll numbers rise          ing she would not be forced into paying off the party with          The Jewish-Arab Hadash Party also is positioning
as critics asked why Israel didn’t finish the job in Gaza by       budget concessions. Supporters hailed her for refusing to       itself as the anti-Lieberman, with a campaign slogan that
crippling Hamas.                                                   give in to blackmail. Critics assailed her for not having the   reads “Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies. Hadash – the
    Livni, however, has benefitted neither from the war nor        gumption to engage in the political horse-trading necessary     opposite of Lieberman.” The party, which currently holds
its aftermath. Cast by critics as largely irrelevant to the        to form a governing coalition in Israel.                        three seats in the Knesset, is trying with an Internet-based
war, Livni was not helped by her appearance in the United              As for Labor, Barak’s wartime boost has sagged as           campaign to attract young, Jewish voters disaffected from
States to sign a co-operation agreement on security at the         Israel’s gains from the war have begun to look more dubi-       other left-wing parties.
very moment that Israel announced the Gaza ceasefire.              ous. Hamas’ leadership appears to have emerged from the             Perhaps the most unusual alliance in this year’s elec-
    With Likud having the most to lose in the next two             war mostly intact, even though the group’s infrastructure       tion is between the Green Leaf Party, which has no seats
weeks of campaigning, Netanyahu is playing it safe and             in Gaza was destroyed by the Israel Defence Forces. And         in the Knesset, and the Pensioners’ Party, which has six.
warning supporters not to presume victory.                         on Jan. 27, an Israeli soldier was killed by a roadside bomb    Renamed the Holocaust Survivors’ and Grown-Up Green
    “We still have two weeks,” the former prime minister           along the Gaza-Israel border, prompting Israel to resume        Leaf Party, the parties’ prime issues are legalizing mari-
said at a Jan. 26 rally. “Even though things look promising,       airstrikes in the strip.                                        juana and promoting pensioners’ rights, especially those
they are not guaranteed.”                                              In a bid to shore up support ahead of the election, Labor   of Holocaust survivors. One of the party’s TV ads shows
    If he wins, Netanyahu is expected to reach the 61-seat         is targeting the Russian immigrant community. On Jan.           party head Gil Kopatch smoking a joint at the grave of
majority in the Knesset needed to become prime mininster           27, the party launched its campaign for Russian speakers,       Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion.
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       Speaker                                           Gaza fallout looms large for next Israeli PM
  fabricates history
                                                               ew claims were heard here in Israel that ter Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated. Benjamin              who promised that they would react swiftly and
                                                               the latest operation in Gaza was initiated Netanyahu and then Ehud Barak came to power.            powerfully to any subsequent attack from Gaza.

       f someone who believed Israel to be                     for political reasons, but now that it’s While negotiations continued and some further             Many believed that this threat alone would suf-
       “politically and morally untenable” were        over, it will certainly influence the way people agreements were reached, trust between the                fice. As we know, it didn’t.
       invited to speak in your city or on your        vote in next week’s elections.                       sides dissipated.                                         Afterward, the Bush administration pushed
 campus, would you not be concerned? I was.                From September 1992 to                                           In 2000, when former U.S. pres-       for elections in the Palestinian Authority. The
     And if this speaker, one week before he vis-      November 1994, I was the Israel                                  ident Bill Clinton couldn’t cajole        results were horrific. Hamas won a majority in
                          ited your area, had, in      Defence Forces’ legal adviser in the                             Barak and then-PA president Yasser        the Palestinian Legislative Council. A widening
                          another centre, accused      Gaza Strip. It was one of the most                               Arafat to reach an agreement at Camp      rift developed between Hamas and Fatah, culmi-
                          Israel of “ethnic cleans-    exciting and challenging positions                               David on some of the most complex         nating in Hamas’ violent takeover of Gaza.
                          ing” and “apartheid”         that I held during almost a quar-                                issues left out of Oslo, the second           During all this time, Israeli communities near
                          practices, would you         ter century of service in the IDF’s                              intifadah ensued. Suicide bombings        Gaza endured an ongoing barrage of thousands
                          not be alarmed? I was.       Military Advocate General’s Corps.                               became weekly, sometimes daily,           of missiles from Hamas and the like.
                              And if this person,          Soon after taking on that position,                          occurrences. Guns we’d allowed                Israeli restraint ended with a literal boom on
                          when addressing a            Israel waged its first major offensive                           the Palestinians were turned against      Dec. 27, and the rest is already history. Questions
                          packed auditorium at         against Hamas, temporarily expelling         Yair Lootsteen us. Hundreds of people were killed.            of proportionality, civilian deaths, collateral dam-
                          your university, implied     some 450 terrorists to Lebanon, more         in Jerusalem        Qassam rockets from Gaza began            age and purported war crimes abound. They will
                                                       than 200 of whom were from Gaza.                                 falling into the western Negev.           keep politicians, generals, lawyers and diplomats
    Lawrence Hart that the Israel Defence                  Later, from mid-September 1993 until the             By 2004, the IDF and the new security bar-        busy in the months ahead. So, too, will the
                          Forces had improperly
      in Hamilton                                      end of my term, I participated in the negotiations rier had quenched most threats coming from the          means and methods of preventing further missile
                          directed highly flam-
 mable “white phosphorus” shells at civilians          between Israel and the PLO, subsequent to the West Bank and had brought normalcy back to                   attacks, particularly by effectively foiling future
 during its Gaza operation – a charge that has         Oslo accords, at several different venues. I also Israel’s cities.                                         smuggling of armaments into Gaza from Egypt.
 been absolutely refuted – would you not be            oversaw the on-the-ground legalities of the first        With this backdrop, Ariel Sharon, who’d               Next week’s election will be held in the
 appalled? I was.                                      phase of the agreement’s implementation – the replaced Barak as prime minister in 2001, initi-             shadow of this operation, but it also comes on
     And if this individual, during his speech         IDF’s initial redeployment in Gaza, when Israeli ated a plan for Israel to unilaterally disengage          the heels of a new administration in Washington,
 on your campus, insisted that Israel should           forces withdrew from all populated Palestinian itself completely from Gaza, in the hope that               one looking for novel solutions to the conflict in
 acknowledge the “right of return” of                  areas and re-aligned to defend the Gush Katif uprooting all settlements and military facili-               this region. Whoever wins the vote, he or she
 Palestinians and then accept “a one-state solu-       settlements, as well as the orderly transfer of ties and turning the entire region over to the             will be tasked with navigating Israel through
 tion” – code, of course for the elimination of        authority from the Israeli military government Palestinian Authority would kick-start negotia-             many turbulent waters, but the first chore will
 the Jewish state – would you not be outraged?         to the then-nascent Palestinian Authority.           tions between the sides. As an indication of his      be Gaza.
 I was.                                                    At the time, I felt I was participating in his- future intent, Sharon’s plan included removing             Our leadership will have to be both resolute
     As part of an eight-city Canadian lec-            toric events that might lead to enduring peace four settlements from the northern West Bank.               and creative in dealing with future relations with
 ture tour, Jeff Halper spoke at McMaster              with the Palestinians and eventually between             We remember the heart-wrenching pictures of       Gaza – steadfast when pushed to make conces-
 University on Jan. 21. Born and raised in             Israel and all its neighbours.                       settlers being torn from their homes by soldiers      sions not in line with Israel’s security interests,
 Minnesota, he moved to Israel in 1973. Listing            During the decade that followed, that dream and police. They reflected the price that Israel’s         but also resourceful in finding solutions that will
 himself as a lecturer in anthropology who was         evaporated. We began experiencing terrible sui- leadership was willing to pay, both internally and         allow Gazans a semblance of normalcy.
 at one time or another on staff at Haifa and          cide bombings. Critics proclaimed we were just externally, to advance the peace process.                       Unfortunately, it will be quite some time
 Ben-Gurion universities, he is better known as        waking from the Oslo nightmare. Prime minis-             We also remember politicians of all colours       before we can start dreaming of peace again.

                                                                    The BBC takes on Oxfam and CARE
 the co-founder and co-ordinator of the Israeli
 Committee Against House Demolitions. In

 this capacity, he has been criticized by such
 organizations as NGO Watch for demoniz-                    n parallel to the military conflict in Gaza, a BBC’s website in explaining the broadcaster’s          women and children” and is “illegal under inter-
 ing Israel and “grossly distorting the Israeli-            fierce political contest is again taking place decision not to air the appeal. (Similarly, the BBC    national humanitarian law.” The report was wrong
 Palestinian conflict.”                                     between the Palestinian and Israeli narra- does not accept appeals on behalf of aid to one            on many counts, including allegations regarding
     His penchant for twisting facts in order to       tives, and heads of organizations that claim to side or another in other areas of political violence,      the availability of food and basic necessities,
 vilify and delegitimize Israel was very much          promote charitable objectives are the generals such as Sri Lanka, Georgia or the Balkans.)                 which were contradicted by World Bank and
 in evidence during his talk at McMaster. With         and lieutenants in this “humanitarian” war. In          Indeed, for many years, many of the groups         World Health Organization information. The fact
 cunning creativity, he showed slides of Israel        this context, the BBC – which is gen-                            claiming to promote humanitarian          that Hamas chose to pursue war with Israel –
 and the territories that were deceptively off         erally locked in to the Palestinian nar-                         agendas have been important play-         including the enormous cost of building thousands
 scale, and he presented population numbers            rative – surprised both supporters and                           ers in the emotive political debate       of rockets designed to kill – rather than the welfare
 and regional breakdowns that were so aber-            critics by rightly rejecting requests to                         over narratives and responsibility.       of its people was a dirty little secret that was never
 rant that they were uninterpretable.                  broadcast noble appeals on behalf of                             Moral claims that accuse Israel of        stated in these reports.
     But aside from his more obvious cal-              the victims in Gaza.                                             horrendous war crimes, and pres-              During the three-week war, Amnesty
 umnies, replete as they were with constant                While many aid groups are impartial                          ent Palestinians only as victims are      International, Human Rights Watch, Oxfam
 references to Israel as a rogue state that prob-      in other areas of the world, the Arab-                           used to justify academic and com-         and others were extremely active in the ideo-
 ably ought not to exist, he also steered his          Israeli conflict creates a highly charged                        mercial boycotts, and such cam-           logical campaign that highlighted Palestinians
 diatribe in two directions that were especially       partisan framework that overwhelms                               paigns are an integral part of the        as victims and Israelis as aggressors. Their press
 abhorrent. Firstly, he charged that the goal of       the neutrality expected of charitable Gerald Steinberg conflict. Their claims of neutrality,               statements included language that reinforced
 Zionism was, as he put it, to “judaize” Israel        organizations. Their focus is exclusive-      in Jerusalem       morality and apolitical objectives        this narrative, demanding that the “international
 (i.e. to erase all presence of Palestinians and       ly on Palestinian victims, while Israeli                         are disingenuous.                         community must not stand aside and allow
 Arabs by transfer) – and, in so doing, the            casualties from more than 800 rocket attacks dur-       NGO Monitor has reported that in the months        Israeli leaders to commit massive and dispro-
 “demographic threat could be countered.”              ing this three-week war (after 6,000 such attacks prior to the decision by Hamas to end the six-           portionate violence against Gazan civilians in
     Secondly, and even more egregiously,              were launched from Gaza in the preceding eight month ceasefire and resume rocket attacks, these            violation of international law.” This ideological
 he charged Israel with what he described as           years) have been erased from this biased image.      organizations issued a flood of one-sided denun-      bias absolves the Hamas leadership for respon-
 “human warehousing,” wherein Palestinians                 BBC director general Mark Thompson under- ciations aimed at Israel. This campaign repeated             sibility in the confrontation that they sought and
 are considered what he terms “surplus human-          stood that “humanitarian issues – the suffering tendentious (and often highly inaccurate) terms            in which they have declared a victory.
 ity” that is “to be written off.”                     and distress of civilians and combatants on both such as “collective punishment,” violation of                 In this framework, the Archbishop of
     That the likes of a Halper should be wel-         sides of the conflict, the debate about who is international law, etc.                                     Canterbury issued a plea in support of the chari-
 comed on Canadian campuses is unconscio-              responsible for causing it and what should be           For example, on March 6, 2008, a group             ties and in opposition to the BBC’s position: “By
 nable, and that students and faculty who should       done about it – are both at the heart of the story including CARE International, Oxfam and Save            declining their request, the BBC has already taken
 know better have given him the time of day is         and contentious.”                                    the Children published a widely quoted report         sides and forsaken impartiality.” But common
 beyond comprehension. The conspiracy theo-                In contrast to appeals following natural disas- under the headline “The Gaza Strip: A humanitar-       moral sense – which is admittedly in short sup-
 ries, deranged assumptions and unsubstantiated        ters, such as tsunamis and floods, this is a politi- ian implosion.” The authors didn’t hide their bias,   ply – supports the BBC’s position. The aid groups
 claims that are so central to his thesis are inimi-   cal disaster, and an appeal for Palestinians alone repeating standard Palestinian political rhetoric,      and self-proclaimed guardians of human rights are
 cal to the better interests of rational discourse.    would “be interpreted as taking a political stance including claims that Israeli policy “constitutes       the ones that have forsaken impartiality and sided
                                                       on an ongoing story,” Thompson wrote on the a collective punishment against ordinary men,                  with Hamas in its war against Israel.
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                                                                                        The Kirshner File

  Egypt’s position on Gaza war aroused Arab anger
        gypt – the first Arab country to estab-        These disagreements were exacerbated by but by last week, it was far from resolved.             with Israel.
        lish diplomatic relations with Israel –    Egypt’s objection to stationing an international     Some Israeli observers, such as Bar-Ilan           “Instead, Hamas dealt with the situation in
        has played a vital role as a mediator in   peacekeeping force on its side of the border University scholars Efraim Inbar and Mor-              a spirit of adventurism and irresponsibility,
efforts to stabilize Israel’s often tense border   with Gaza.                                        dechai Kedar, have yet to be convinced that       without taking into account the consequences
with the Gaza Strip. Egypt performed this role         Given the impasse, Israel declared a uni- Egypt – which occupied Gaza from 1949 to              of its positions,” the party said in a blistering
before and during the recent war, and is doing     lateral ceasefire on Jan. 18, while Hamas fol- 1967 and maintains correct but cool relations        communique.
so again following Is-                             lowed suit 12 hours later.                        with Israel– is sincerely interested in ending        Al-Ahram, the Egyptian newspaper, took a
rael’s withdrawal from                                 Although both sides bypassed Egypt by de- weapons smuggling across its porous border.           similarly tough line in an editorial. Lambasting
Gaza.                                              claring separate truces, they remain dependent       As they put it, “Israel would be foolish to    Hamas and likening Israel to a wolf, Al-Ahram
    The pro-western                                on Egyptian goodwill and diplomacy.               expect that the Egyptians will act decisively     thundered,“If you can’t kill the wolf, don’t pull
Egyptian government                                    No sooner had the three-week war ended and significantly… An important implication              its tail.”
was instrumental in                                than Egypt invited representatives from Israel of this reality is that we must maintain freedom         As expected, Egypt’s anti-Hamas rhetoric
persuading Israel and                              and Hamas for ceasefire talks in Cairo.           of action to bomb tunnels along the Philadelphi   was denounced throughout the Arab world, in
Hamas – which violent-                                 Israel is seeking a stable truce that will be Corridor, or recapture it.”                       Iran and in Egypt itself.
ly seized Gaza from the                            underpinned by a new mechanism to stop arms          Egypt’s sincerity on arms smuggling may            The secretary general of Hezbollah, Hassan
rival Fatah movement                               smuggling from Egypt through tunnels along be questionable, but observers generally agree           Nasrallah, called on Egyptians to take to the
in June 2007 – to agree                            the Philadelphi Corridor.                                                                           streets. Iran protested vehemently. In Aden,
to a six-month ceasefire Sheldon Kirshner              This is of the utmost im-                                                                       Yemeni protesters stormed the Egyptian con-
last summer. Egypt’s             in Toronto        portance to Israel. Before                                                                          sulate in a show of anger.
negotiator, Omar Sul-                              Israel’s unilateral with-                                                                               Thousands of Egyptians took part in dem-
eiman, warned Hamas that it risked an Israeli      drawal from Gaza in 2005,                                                                           onstrations, but they were kept in check by the
invasion if the truce collapsed.                   Hamas smuggled several                                                                              police. Having seen photographs in newspapers
    When Hamas declined to renew the shaky         tons of arms and munitions,                                                                         and images on television of Mubarak shaking
truce unless Israel reopened its border cross-     mainly from Iran, into Gaza                                                                         hands with Livni on the eve of the war, they
ings and lifted its economic blockade, Israel’s    every year. Once Hamas                                                                              were incensed by the belief that Egypt was
foreign minister, Tzipi Livni, conferred with      gained control of Gaza in                                                                           complicit in Israel’s offensive and was eager
President Hosni Mubarak, warning him that          its showdown with Fatah,                                                                            to inflict heavy blows on Hamas.
Israel could no longer tolerate the Hamas          the figure rose to 100 tons                                                                             Cairo’s decision to keep its Rafah border
rocket and mortar barrages.                        per annum.                                                                                          crossing with Gaza virtually closed was also
    Wilfully ignoring the writing on the wall,         During the recent war,                                                                          controversial. It aroused widespread indigna-
Hamas stepped up its bombardment of Israeli        Israeli aircraft destroyed a                                                                        tion and was largely regarded as an unfriend-
communities adjacent to Gaza, provoking            great many of the tunnels,                                                                          ly act abetting Israel’s siege of Gaza. Israel
Israel to launch Operation Cast Lead on Dec.       but Palestinians began                                                                              imposed the blockade after Hamas’ victory
27. The first phase took the form of massive air   to rebuild them once the Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni meets Egyptian Presi-                 in the 2006 parliamentary elections in the Pa-
attacks against Hamas’ military and political      Israeli army pulled out of dent Hosni Mubarak in Cairo on the eve of the war in Gaza.               lestinian territories.
infrastructure, while the second resulted in a     Gaza.                                                    [Amos Ben Gershom GPO Flash 90]                The president of Syria, Bashar Assad, urged
long-postponed ground invasion.                        Egypt has promised to                                                                           Egypt to open the crossing, but aside from al-
    With a full-scale war raging, Egypt, in con-   crack down on arms smuggling, if only out that Egypt adopted a fairly balanced policy               lowing a trickle of wounded Palestinians to
cert with France, conveyed a truce proposal to     of self-interest. The Egyptians are wary of during the war in Gaza.                                 enter, Egypt kept it firmly shut.
the combatants under which Israel and Hamas        Hamas’ Islamic radicalism and fear that its          Just as Egypt blamed Hezbollah for ignit-          Mubarak announced that the crossing would
would abide by an immediate short-term cease-      links with Egypt’s homegrown Muslim Broth- ing the 2006 war in Lebanon, so Egypt held               not be fully opened unless the president of the
fire and the border crossings would be opened      erhood are subversive.                            Hamas responsible for starting the fighting       Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, was
for humanitarian aid. In the interval, Egypt           Israel appreciates Egypt’s promise, but in Gaza. Mubarak condemned Israel for its               fully in charge of it on the Gaza side. Fearing
would work for a more durable ceasefire.           is skeptical about whether Cairo will follow “savage aggression,” yet refused to break ties         the spectre of Islamic fundamentalism, which
    Egypt’s proposal was still-born.               through. Israel has not forgotten that Egypt’s with Israel, as Qatar, Mauritania, Venezuela         convulsed Egypt in the 1990s, the Egyptian
    Hamas would not accept a truce un less         prewar record of interdicting the flow of mili- and Bolivia did.                                    regime has consistently supported Fatah in its
Israel pulled its army out of Gaza immediately.    tary equipment from the Sinai Peninsula into         When the war erupted, Egyptian Foreign         struggle with Hamas.
Israel insisted that border crossings could not    Gaza was less than satisfactory and, indeed, a Minister Ahmed Gheit lashed out at Hamas,                Egypt’s position is reflective of deep-seated
be opened until an agreement was reached on        source of tension between the two countries.      saying it had foolishly ignored warnings to       fissures in the Muslim world.
suppressing arms smuggling and preventing              According to reports, Israel has taken a fa- cease its rocket and mortar fire at Israel.            During Israel’s offensive, Egypt and its
Hamas from rearming. Israel also insisted that     vourable view of Egypt’s request to increase its     The National Democratic Party – which          allies, notably Jordan and Saudi Arabia, were
Gilad Shalit – an Israeli soldier kidnapped by     border patrol force from 750 to 2,250 troops. has ruled Egypt for decades in an authoritar-         critical of Hamas. But Syria and Iran, which
Hamas in June 2006 – would have to be re-          Israel’s chief negotiator, Amos Gilad, has re- ian fashion – denounced Hamas, accusing it           have supplied Hamas with arms and training,
leased from captivity.                             portedly discussed this issue with Suleiman, of flouting Egypt’s advice to maintain the truce       backed it to the hilt.

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                      ‘Defiant’ survivor recounts his tale
      By ANDY LEVY-AJZENKOPF                         and memories remain intact.                       last month at the invitation of director Ed Zwick,    old wagon on a little knoll. As we lay there,
                 Staff Reporter                          “My experience – and I didn’t realize this and although Zelcovitch never personally met             breathing easier, I realized it was the first
                                                     until much later – was that my childhood had the Bielskis during his time in the woods, he              time in a long while that I had some rest and
    The recently released Hollywood film             been stolen from me,” he said, a sullen look said he thought Zwick “did not dramatize any-              I didn’t have to run and be frightened to death
Defiance tells the tale of three Polish Jewish       crossing his face. “When I wanted to laugh thing, though it may seem so to some people. It              anymore.”
brothers who grimly shepherded nearly 1,200          or cry… I [learned] that I couldn’t because I was very accurate.”                                           Zelcovitch said he’s instructed his wife and
survivors through the woods of Poland, eking         could cause death. So my emotions had to be           Speaking to The CJN from Winnipeg,                children to wake or alert him, day or night, any
out a meagre survival and living with a kill-or-     suppressed completely. I had to                                   Jewish historian and author           time there’s a rainstorm. Then he’ll go sit on
be-killed determination in the face of the Nazi      be an adult, I could no longer be                                 Allan Levine, thought the movie       his porch and watch it pour, so he can feel at
extermination machine.                               a child.”                                                         “was done very well,” though he       peace.
    The film and story were reviewed in The              Recounting story after story                                  noted that Zwick played around            The Zelcovitches were liberated from their
CJN Jan. 1.                                          about his family’s survival                                       with the timing of some of the        forest hideaway by a Soviet tank division in
    Today, Tuvia, Zus and Asael Bielski – the        methods among the Bielskis’                                       actual events in order to make it     1944.
brothers in question – are still heroes to the few   flock, Zelcovitch fought back                                     all fit.                                  One day, “a tank came crashing through the
remaining survivors who lived through the Ho-        tears. And he bristled at reviews                                     Levine, who wrote about           woods and came to rest in front of us,” Zelco-
locaust because of the brothers’ partisan activi-    and comments in the Polish press                                  some of these events in his 1998      vitch said. “The cockpit opened and out came,
ties.                                                following the release of Defiance                                 book Fugitives in the Forest – re-    what to me seemed the most handsome man,
    Though the survivor generation’s numbers         that suggested the Bielskis were                                  issued late last year and updated     wearing a captain’s uniform. He was a Russian
are dwindling, there are still those who remem-      the real menace in the woods,                                     with additional information to        Jew and he said to us, ‘Menschen! Heint zeit yo
ber their lot under the Bielskis’ protection. One    and not the Germans.                                              coincide with Defiance’s release      frei!’ (‘Today you are free!’)”
of them is Simon Zelcovitch.                             “I’m essentially a nice guy,                                  – cited both Gittel and Simon             Simon and his family walked out of the
    In Toronto, Zelcovitch told The CJN how he,      with a very brutal force in me,                                   Zelcovitch as inspirations for        woods and returned to Lida, only to go on the
his sister Gittel and his parents were all saved     for obvious reasons,” he said,           Simon Zelcovitch         the book.                             run again, this time from the threat of living
by fleeing into the Bielski-patrolled woods          referring to the way he’s dealt                                       Levine said the movie has re-     under Communist Russia and its stifling life-
from their ghetto home in Lida, Belarus, at the      with anti-Semites during his lifetime.            opened the question of why more Jews didn’t           style. They made their way to West Germany,
urgent behest of his older brother, Yossele, who         “I’ve been taught that first you try to speak fight back against the Nazis.                         and in 1948, they were sponsored by cousins to
had previously joined with the Bielskis and          intelligently to someone and then allow them          “Jews were trapped in the ghetto, and early       come to Winnipeg.
begun working with the Soviet partisans, im-         to speak in turn,” he said. “And if you can’t on, no one believed the stories of people being               Once in the freedom of Canada, Zelcovitch
personating a Nazi to scavenge food for Jews.        get anything across and they keep spewing marched to death pits. Who would believe                      said he tried to catch up with his youth and had
He was eventually killed in a crossfire shortly      out venom, you beat the s--t out of them. Then that?” he asked rhetorically. “The main thing            to relearn when it was appropriate to laugh or
after saving his and 40 other Jewish families.       they become more placid and understanding. was that nobody really understood that the                   cry.
    Now 71, Zelcovitch was only four years old       That’s been my experience, as terrible as this ghetto was not meant to be a permanent solu-                 He said he experienced a “desperate need to
when he first set foot in the Bielskis’ woodland     may sound.”                                       tion. Running away and hiding in a forest…            fit in” and began to study English to blend in
refuge, but his inner child’s trauma, imagery            He attended Defiance’s preview in Toronto seemed far-fetched.”                                      with his new environment. His love of the lan-
                                                                                                           Of the few “happy” moments Zelcovitch             guage eventually led him to move to Toronto,
                                                                                                       experienced in the woods, one has stayed with         where he worked as an advertising executive
                                                                                                       him as a ritual to this day: stopping to watch        for more than 30 years.
                                                                                                       the rain.                                                 “I did a lot of writing to release emo-
                                                                                                           “I love heavy rain. Because we used to run        tions,” he said.
                                                                                                       away from the Nazis’ dogs for days so they’d              Today, he is a semi-retired graphologist –
                                                                                                       lose our scents,” he recalled through tears.          someone who analyzes handwriting – a hobby
                                                                                                        “One day, an extreme downpour came, and              that turned into a job and something he’s done
                                                                                                       my sister and I found some shelter beneath an         for the past 40 years.

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                   IGTO poster contest focuses on Tel Aviv
                   By FRANCES KRAFT                                     “There’s something to do every minute there,” said                             Runners-up will receive a digital camera (second prize)
                         Staff Reporter                              Grofman.                                                                       and an MP3 player (third prize).
                                                                        Participating schools are holding their own postcard                           The winning design may be used for tourism promotion,
    The Israel Government Tourist Office – Canada (IGTO) is          contests and will select five entries each to submit to the                    and could be printed as soon as April, when celebratory
sponsoring a “Big Draw” postcard design contest for students         IGTO.                                                                          events begin in Israel for Tel Aviv’s centennial year. They
at Jewish schools in the GTA to celebrate Tel Aviv’s cen-               As of last week, about two dozen schools – of which about                   will run through 2009.
tennial year. The grand prize winner will receive two El Al          60 per cent are day schools – were involved in the contest,                       In 2008, 71,000 Canadians visited Israel, a record, better-
tickets to Israel.                                                   according to Jerry Adler, the IGTO’s manager of marketing                      ing the previous year’s tally of just over 60,000, which was
    Oded Grofman, the tourism consul and a third-generation          and public relations.                                                          also a record, Adler said.
Tel Aviv resident, told The CJN that the contest is “a good             On March 16, a panel of judges will choose three winners,                      More information about the centennial is available at
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 Survivor’s daughter visits father’s school in Germany
               By ANDY LEVY-AJZENKOPF                                 “My parents weren’t very religious, and they were very                Liebel said she was astounded at how much information
                              Staff Reporter                       assimilated. They spoke no Yiddish, and German was their still existed about her father in Esslingen, including old report
                                                                   mother tongue,” she said.                                            cards and copies of his wage cards from the Daimler factory
    When Susan Liebel received an e-mail in early 2008 from           After corresponding with the school and exchanging stories – the company he worked for in the 1920s – and from senior
Ernst Kuhnle, a schoolteacher in Esslingen, Germany, asking        and information about her father, Liebel and her family were residents of Esslingen who were once classmates of his.
about her late father, George Liebel – a Holocaust survivor        invited to Esslingen last September to attend a commemoration            Her three-day “action-packed” excursion to the town un-
who fled Germany in 1939 – she thought it was a hoax.              ceremony – titled “He Was One of Us” – for                                               veiled a surfeit of emotions and details
    Investigating further, Susan Liebel, 54, a teacher at Thorn-   her father, which included the laying down                                               about her father for which she hadn’t
hill’s Willowbrook Public School, discovered that Kuhnle’s         of a brass stolperstein (block) inscribed with                                           planned.
e-mail was legitimate, and the message was actually an act         his name in front of the school.                                                             “I was born in Montreal, so I was pretty
of outreach by her father’s former high school, the Georgii           Though her mother was unable to make                                                  far removed from the old country,” Liebel
Gymnasium, which he attended from 1927 to 1936.                    the trip, Liebel travelled with her husband,                                             said, adding that her father moved the
    According to Liebel, he was the only Jew at the school         Gabor Herczeg, and her cousin, Carie                                                     family to Toronto in 1971 after the October
during that period.                                                Lemack.                                                                                  Crisis in Quebec.
                                                                      George Liebel, who was a chemist, died                                                    “I had mixed feelings and emotions
                                                                   of a heart attack in 1981 at age 64.                                                     about being there… seeing where he lived,
                                                                      Stolpersteine have been used since the                                                where he studied, played sports. It was
                                                                   early 1990s in Germany, Austria, the Neth-                                               overwhelming,” she said. “I told the [Es-
                                                                   erlands and Hungary to “remind people of                                                 slingen] children that it’s very important
                                                                   those who were deported, killed or fled Nazi                                             not to forget, but that it’s also important
                                                                   Germany,” Susan told The CJN in an inter-                                                not to harbour negative feelings, either. It’s
                                                                   view late last year.                                                                     important to remember history and also be
                                                                      Once in Esslingen, she learned that the                                               accepting of change.”
                                                                   school had done an in-depth investigation                                                    Liebel said she also preaches the same
                                                                   into her father’s history and had commis- George Liebel, in September message at Willowbrook school, where she
                                                                   sioned the stolperstein at its own cost.        1940, Quebec City, aged 24.              teaches a unit on the Holocaust to grades 7
                                                                      It had also commissioned two other                           [Susan Liebel photo] and 8 students.
                                                                   stolpersteine, one for her still-living aunt                                                “My father eventually was rounded up
                                                                   and one to be laid in front of her grandparents’ old home in in 1940 in England, sent to the Isle of Mann as an enemy alien
                                                                   the town.                                                            and then shipped out to [Quebec’s] Eastern Townships and
                                                                      Those gestures of kindness and the subsequent trip to interned there for two years,” she said, adding that he became
                                                                   Germany last year have left her with many memories and the leader of the interns at a prisoner-of-war camp in Farnham,
   THE LEO BAECK DAY SCHOOL                                        emotions she’s still working through, Liebel said.                   Que., where he initiated a hunger strike to secure better food
                                                                      The town “only had a population of 200 Jews… who were and conditions for the prisoners. He also fought to have the
           announces the appointment of                            very assimilated,” she said. “But by 1932, my father was term “PoW” removed from all the prisoners’ files.
              ERIC PETERSIEL, RJE                                  already marked as ‘not Aryan’ on his report cards. In 1936,              Once released, he settled down in Montreal, met his wife,
                                                                   the school’s headmaster decided my father would not gradu- Greta, and started a family.
     as Head of School, e ective July 1, 2009                      ate because he was Jewish. But his classmates spoke out on               “The Shoah wasn’t talked about a lot in my home. But I’ve
                                                                   his behalf and he did graduate.”                                     learned from this trip and now tell my students to ask ques-
  The Board of Directors of The Leo Baeck Day School                  He then attended the Stuttgart Technical Institute from tions of their parents and grandparents when they can, because
  is pleased to announce the completion of its                     1936 to 1938, but after Kristallnacht, he was prevented from I now regret not having asked and missing out on [answers]
  comprehensive search for a new Head of School.                   continuing his pursuit of a chem-istry degree at the institute.      all these years,” Liebel said.
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                                 Reuters shines light on Iran’s role
         Jan. 28 report from the Reuters news service, titled              Currently, when western journalists visit Gaza, Hamas gives        ists Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff wrote in Ha’aretz (Jan.
         “Egypt attacks Iran and allies in Arab world,” looked         them limited access to the smuggling tunnels, in order to show         29) that “[d]uring the recent fighting, and following it as well,
         at a critical but under-reported development in the Arab      how Gazans are struggling to import food and other supplies.           Hamas executed several dozen civilians. Some of those killed
world: the growing schism between “radical” players aligned            Occasionally, weapons smuggling is mentioned. Were more                were members of rival Fatah, but others were not politically
with Iran and “moderate” forces aligned with Egypt.                    attention given to Iran’s role, reporters might try harder to inves-   affiliated.” But the problem for foreign correspondents who get
    The Western media tend to focus primarily on Israeli-              tigate exactly how arms from Iran are being shipped into Egypt         into Gaza is finding people who are willing – or able – to speak
Palestinian developments, missing many broader stories of what         and smuggled into Gaza.                                                about such matters.
is happening in the region as a whole. To be sure, in one respect,         Another story that deserves attention is the ongoing interne-          Paul Michaels is communications director for the Canada-
                               the camera’s lens has opened onto       cine conflict in Gaza between Hamas and Fatah. Israeli journal-        Israel Committee.
                               countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan
                               and Pakistan. However, insuffi-
                               cient attention has been paid to
                               the role of Iran as an instigator of
                               conflict with Israel through its use
                               of Hamas as a proxy.
                                   The Reuters report (although not
                               picked up in the Canadian media at
     PAUL MICHAELS             the time of writing) provided the
    It began: “Egypt aired its grievances against Iran, the
Palestinian movement Hamas and the Lebanese Shiite group
Hezbollah, saying they worked together in the fighting over
Gaza to provoke conflict in the Middle East.”
    Reuters cited remarks by Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed
Aboul Gheit that these parties tried “to turn the region to con-
frontation in the interest of Iran, which is trying to use its cards
to escape western pressure… on the nuclear file.”
    The story continued: “Aboul Gheit also said that Egypt
undermined Qatar’s attempts to arrange a formal Arab summit
on Gaza earlier this month, arguing that it would have damaged
‘joint Arab action.’
    “‘Egypt made the summit fail… This summit, if it had taken
place as an Arab summit with a proper quorum, would have
damaged joint Arab action. We can see what others do not see,’
he said.”
    The Reuters report explained: “The wrangling reflected deep
divisions between Arab governments. On one side Saudi Arabia
and Egypt, wary of the Islamist group Hamas in Gaza, favoured
discussing Gaza at a separate economic summit in Kuwait a few
days later.
    “Diplomats say Egypt resents the Qatari challenge to its tra-
ditional role as leading Arab mediator and dislikes the influence
of the satellite [news] television channel Al-Jazeera, which is
based in Doha and owned by the Qatari government.”
    One reason that important regional developments are often
missing in media reports is that almost all foreign correspon-
dents – hundreds of them – are based, comfortably, in Israel.
They often have difficulty getting permission to report from
some Arab and Muslim countries, especially Syria and Iran.
    And when journalists do manage to enter such authoritar-
ian regimes, their reports tend to be far less critical than when
reporting from Israel. Intimidation and being accompanied by
“minders” are some factors that can influence coverage.
    But nothing prevents an editor in Canada from recognizing
the significance of a news service story, such as this Reuters
report, and choosing to run it.

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      Mutual respect key when kids become observant
          By FRANCES KRAFT                    what they request of their parents, and the      of their comfort zone, for example, in a         reason for either decision. “It’s ill-man-
               Staff Reporter                 extent to which they have to “according to       synagogue where a microphone is used on          nered, disrespectful and often very hurtful
                                              our tradition, show a certain amount of com-     Shabbat.                                         to families.
    The phenomenon of Jewish children         promise.”                                           Having found himself in similar situa-           “I’ve seen enough examples of knowl-
becoming more religiously observant than          Honouring one’s father and mother            tions, he believes that the need to honour       edgeable, frum people who will make a
their parents can be stressful, but issues    is “clearly… a primary mitzvah,” Rabbi           family “far” outweighs the lack of               point of attending.”
can be overcome with mutual respect, says     Scheim said. However, he added, if a parent      comfort.                                            An anonymous questioner, using pen
Rabbi Philip Scheim.                          requests that a child contravene a mitzvah          His own solution has been to “quietly         and paper provided for those who wanted
   His talk drew on his experience with       that honours God, such as eating non-kosher      daven before” attending an event in a            privacy, asked if a child was “going too far”
congregants at Beth David B’nai Israel        food or driving on Shabbat, the child has        Reform congregation.                             by asking that the fridge light be taped shut
Beth Am Congregation, where he has been       the right to say no, as long as the refusal is      Newly Orthodox family members who             on Shabbat.
senior rabbi for more than 25 years, and      polite and respectful.                           “reject… any kind of rapprochement with             “I don’t think it’s going too far,” Rabbi
on his own background growing up in the           “What’s clear is that a child of any age     modernity” constitute “a small number, but       Scheim said. “You can still see what’s in the
Reform movement before starting to attend     is not expected to violate one of the mitzvot    [the situation] is quite dramatic,” said Rabbi   refrigerator.”
Orthodox services and classes and take on     of the Torah.”                                   Scheim.                                             In his own case, his parents made their
greater ritual observance in his teens.           A recurring issue he has seen is the            On occasion, when funerals have been          kitchen completely kosher for him, although
   Speaking at Beth David, which is affili-   refusal of a newly “super religious” relative    held at Beth David, haredi relatives have        he said he did not expect that. He was
ated with the Conservative movement, for a    to attend a simchah in a non-Orthodox en-        stood in the parking lot rather than entering    prepared to set up his own “mini-kitchen”
Jan. 13 sisterhood program, Rabbi Scheim      vironment.                                       the shul, Rabbi Scheim said. Others have         or use disposable dishes.
shared his thoughts on the extent to which        He defended the right of family members      not attended weddings.                              “There needs to be some give and take on
newly religious children are justified in     not to pray in an environment that is outside       But, he asserted, there is no halachic        both sides.... It’s very doable.”
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                                          Jewish Life

                              JNF Canada helps restore
                              ancient Galilee synagogue
                                  By SHELDON KIRSHNER                              Mishmar HaYarden are irrigating their fruit orchards with
                                          Staff Reporter                           recycled water from a wastewater reservoir.
                                                                                      Since Israel is already using 99 per cent of of its available
                   THE BIRYA FOREST, Israel – The ruins of an ancient              water resources, recycled waste water is a necessity.
                   synagogue in the Galilee, one of the earliest to have been         The reservoir has a capacity of 120,000 cubic metres, all
                   discovered, have been excavated and restored in a joint         taken from treated effluent generated by the kibbutz.
                   project undertaken by the Jewish National Fund of Canada           The water is used to irrigate apple, pear and nectarine
                   and the Israel Antiquities Authority.                           orchards, as well as pomegranate shrubs.
                       Standing stolidly in a quiet forest clearing on the slope      To see photos, please go to
                   of a mountain north of Safed and close to Rosh Pina, the
                   synagogue was originally built in the village of Nevoraya
                   after the Bar Kochba Revolt (132-135 CE).
                       Believed to have been destroyed by an earthquake in 363                                                        in co-operation with
                   CE, it was rebuilt in 564 CE, as indicated by an inscription
                   found at the site.
                       By all accounts, the synagogue continued to be in use
                   until the eighth century.                                          Volunteer & Touring
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                                                                                      An information meeting will be held on:
                       Two American archeologists, Eric and Carole Meyers,            February 12, 2009, 11 a.m
                   conducted further excavations in 1980 and 1981.                    at the B’nai Brith Glick/Glicksman Building
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                       Future development plans call for the restoration of the
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                                                  By RABBI AVROHOM JACKS                     traversing the water until they reached     embark on to find a suitable spouse,
                                                                                             the opposite side.                          each person spends different amounts
                                                    At a cocktail party, one woman said         A quick study of a map of the            of time in the turbulent “dating” sea.
                                                 to another, “Aren’t you wearing your        region will show that the Jews could            Some spend a relatively short time
                                                 wedding ring on the wrong finger?”          not have crossed the sea at all. Their      before they find “The One.” Others
                                                    The other replied,                                       journey took them           need to be on the singles scene for
                                                 “Yes, I am, and it’s                                        from the area of            longer before they meet their life
                                                 because I married the                                       Goshen, where they          partner. The comforting message
                                                 wrong man!”                                                 lived during the Egyp-      implied by the Red Sea miracle is that
                                                    The Talmud makes                                         tian exile, and their       ultimately, all of us get to dry land
                                                 an astonishing state-                                       goal was to end up          and find our intended.
                                                 ment about God. The                                         at the foot of Mount            In truth, not only does this inspi-
                                                 Talmud relates that         Rabbinic       Reflections S i n a i , w h e r e t h e y    rational message apply to singles
                                                 for God to bring two                                        would receive the           looking for a match, it applies to all
                                                 individuals together in marriage is as      Torah. Both their departure and des-        of us who have faced life’s inevitable
                                                 “difficult” for Him as the miracle of       tination are on the same side of the        challenges.
                                                 splitting the Red Sea, mentioned in         Red Sea! This implies that they must            Some of us are blessed to over-
                                                 this week’s Torah portion.                  have entered the sea and exited on the      come our travails relatively quickly.
                                                    Why is God’s “effort” to help a          same shore.                                 Others may need to face the tumul-
  -------------------------------------------    person find and marry the “Right One”          Now, picture the path that they          tuous waters for a longer period of
                                                 compared to the particular miracle of       would have taken. Since they entered        time. Regardless of how difficult our
                                                 splitting the Red Sea?                      and exited the same bank of the Red         challenges seem, we always need to
                                                    There are many beautiful commen-         Sea, their journey would lead them in       trust in God and believe that He will
                                                 taries that discuss the reason for this     a semi-circular arc through the sea.        ultimately bring each and every one of
                                                 comparison and the lessons that we             The second point that we need            us to the dry, sure shore.
                                                 can learn from it.                          to explore together is a fascinat-              This Shabbat is called Shabbat
                                                    My favourite explanation for the         ing midrash that relates how each of        Shirah – the Sabbath of Song. May
   -------------------------------------------   link between the crossing of the Red        the 12 tribes walked along its own          we all merit to sing songs of joy when
                                                 Sea and matrimony requires two brief        pathway. This means that some tribes        we reach our personal shores of hap-
                                                 introductions. These introductions,         moved more on the inside of the semi-       piness. May we collectively merit to
                                                 when understood properly, radically         circular path, while others travelled       sing the ultimate song of joy when all
                                                 change the way most of us perceive          on the outer edge. Elementary geom-         mankind leaves behind the turbulent
                                                 the miracle of the crossing of the Red      etry explains that those on the inner       waters and reaches the era of peace,
                                                 Sea.                                        edge of the circle were in the sea for      prosperity and spiritual growth for
                                                    Firstly, many of us mistakenly           a shorter period of time than those         all.
                                                 think that the Jewish People crossed        on the outer circles, since they had a          Rabbi Avrohom Jacks is spiritual
                                                 the Red Sea. We picture the Jews            shorter distance to travel.                 leader of Congregation Zichron Ke-
                                                 beginning on one side of the sea and           In our personal journeys that we         doshim in Montreal.

                                                                            Turning toward God
                                                     By ELLIOTT MALAMET                       what kind of feeling the Temple            “We North Americans are insane.
                                                                                              evoked. One such letter remarks that       Eleven p.m. every night, we snuggle
                                                    In an article titled “Teaching Spiri-     one who sees the Temple and its priests    up, ready for bed, and what’s the last
                                                 tuality in Day Schools and Yeshiva           “will come to astonishment and inde-       thing we do? We switch on the evening
                                                 High Schools,” Prof. Moshe Sokolow,          scribable wonder, and will be stirred      news. Thirty minutes of murder, bru-
                                                 who teaches Bible and                                        by the holy quality        tality, corruption, catastrophe, moral
                                                 Jewish education at                                          which pertains to every    lunacy, sports and weather. Good
                                                 Yeshiva University,                                          detail.” Synagogues are    night. And then in the morning we
                                                 reviewed the mission                                         called mikdash me’at (a    are awakened by the clock radio set to
                                                 statements of a sample                                       miniature Temple), but     some news station. And we begin the
                                                 of New York schools                                          do they create a micro-    day with… murder, brutality, corrup-
                                                 and even one in Toronto.                                     cosmic version of this     tion, catastrophe, moral lunacy, sports
                                                 Many of the statements                                       experience?                and weather. And you want to know
                                                 skirted around the word                                         Is finding God a pri-   why you’re depressed?”
                                                 spirituality but did include numerous        ority in our educational system? Does         Mitzvah, at least in theory, is not
                                                 mentions of Halachah, learning Torah,        the value of feeling dvekut influence      about habit, nor is it about drudgery.
                                                 developing the whole child and so            the curricula of our schools? Do our       Mitzvah is a reminder that we are alive
                                                 on. The curricula weren’t organized          teachers communicate that this is an       for a short time and we have an op-
                                                 around dvekut – clinging or connec-          important notion? Does the tfillah that    portunity to seek out the highest of
                                                 tion to God – in almost any way. The         takes place in our schools teach our       heights.
                                                 conclusion is that we are creating an        children the essence of connecting to         For two minutes at the end of each
                                                 informed generation of Jews, but not         Hashem?                                    day, we can firmly click off the tele-
                                                 necessarily ones that recognize the             Each person can answer these ques-      vision, Internet, telephone, rush of
                                                 God-quest at the centre of a Jew’s           tions in their own way, and each in-       appointments and loud noises of the
                                                 mission.                                     dividual Jew can continue that quest       world and turn toward God.
                                                    Finding God doesn’t occur ex              privately as well. It’s remarkable            We can say Shema slowly and luxu-
                                                 nihilo. It’s an art we need to cultivate     to consider how small things can be        riously. Every night. We can rise and
                                                 in our children when they’re young, as       helpful in this area.                      do the same thing. We can be mindful
                                                 synagogue congregants, on a consis-             The following was written by Rabbi      of who we love and how we are going
                                                 tent basis. We have actual letters from      Ed Feinstein, who has a large Conser-      to talk today. We actually have the
                                                 the Second Temple period that convey         vative congregation out in California.     time. We just need the will.
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                                                                                                               On Campus

      Campuses hostile to Jewish students, panel says
              By SHERI SHEFA                              ties, which had been in existence for more                      He said that while the JSA did file an of-            be a resource for the students.”
                   Staff Reporter                         than 1,000 years before the Arab conquest of                ficial complaint against the university for al-              Hollander suggested that those who make
                                                          the lands, were cleansed of Jews.                           lowing the incident to take place on campus,              large donations to universities, do so on
     The Jewish community needs to take uni-                  “It is particularly ironic that [U of T’s]              a hate crimes police officer in Hamilton,                 a condition that the schools work to better
versities back from anti-Israel student groups            Arab Student Collective libels Israel as an                 who was not Jewish, asked, “‘Where is the                 protect Jewish students from intimidation
who have created an atmosphere on campus                  apartheid state when Arab countries are ef-                 Jewish community? Why are they not doing                  and anti-Semitism.
that is hostile to Jewish students and support-           fectively Judenrein,” Egan said.                            anything?’ And he took it under his own vo-                  “We have many people that donate to uni-
ers of Israel, says Sean Egan, a University of                “This is more that an issue of unpleasant-              lition to put in a complaint to the Attorney              versities without strings attached… I don’t
Toronto medical professor.                                ness on campus. The IAW comes at a time                     General of Ontario, pulling together all the              know why people agree to give millions of
    Egan, along with Lawrence Hart, a Mc-                 when Israel is being threatened with nuclear                aspects of what happened at McMaster,”                    dollars to a campus that doesn’t do its part in
Master University medical professor, and                  annihilation by Iran                                                                   Hart said.                     ensuring the safety of our students.”
Orna Hollander, executive director of the                 and Israel is under                                                                         He said that the             Egan agreed with Hollander, saying that
Canadian Israel Advocacy Centre, led a                    constant attack from                                                                   complaints, both to            “publicly funded institutions are being taken
Jan. 21 discussion at the law offices of                  terrorists targeting ci-            Public forum, rally                                the university and the         over and used to destroy our freedoms, and
Cassels Brock & Blackwell titled Defending                vilians.”                                                                              attorney general have          I think that the university system and the
Freedom on Campus.                                            Hart spoke about                   turned into                                     yet to be settled.             media are places where we all spend a huge
    It was sponsored by the Canadian Jewish
Civil Rights Association and the Speakers
                                                          an incident last year
                                                          when the Jewish                         a ‘hate-fest                                        Hart
                                                                                                                                                 some Jewish commu-
                                                                                                                                                                   criticized   amount of money and those are at the fore-
                                                                                                                                                                                front of anti-Semitism in Canada and the
Action Group to address concerns about
anti-Israel groups that have been organiz-
                                                          Student Association
                                                          (JSA) complained to                   against Israel’                                  nity groups that prac-
                                                                                                                                                 tise “soft activism.”
                                                                                                                                                                                western world. I think we need to take them
                                                                                                                                                                                back, and the only way to take them back is
ing “Israeli Apartheid Week” (IAW) events                 McMaster’s adminis-                                                                         “There needs to           to put some strings on the public money that
every year since 2004.                                    tration about a banner                                                                 be a much stronger             universities are going to depend upon.”
    Egan, who is Catholic, said it’s unfair               that was put up by IAW organizers. It de-                   emphasis on action rather than this passive                  Egan added that in no other subject area
to characterize Israel as an apartheid state,             picted a Palestinian youth who was standing                 approach.”                                                would a university justify the dissemination
because Israeli Arabs are allowed to vote,                next to an Israeli soldier holding a blood-                     Hollander said that the hostility and in-             of falsehoods on the basis of free speech.
they have seats in the Knesset, their own                 drenched Israeli flag.                                      timidation that pro-Israel students feel has                 “I don’t think there would be support for
newspapers, sit on the Supreme Court, teach                   The decision by the McMaster adminis-                   reached classrooms as well. Regardless of                 free speech if these people were promoting…
in Israeli universities, and practise medicine            tration to have the banner removed prompted                 whether students are enrolled in sociology,               misinformation about various principles of
in Israeli hospitals.                                     the organization of a public forum and rally                biology or history courses, professors and                physics, so why is it acceptable to teach mis-
    He said that when Israel declared its in-             “in the defence of free speech,” which turned               students use class time to condemn Israel.                information [about Israel] on the taxpayer’s
dependence in 1948, more than one million                 into a “hate-fest against Israel,” Hart said.                   In addition to the numerous rallies and               dollar?” he asked.
Jews from surrounding Arab countries were                     “After the forum, out came the banners                  demonstrations that take place on campuses                   Hart suggested that legal avenues be ex-
expelled from their countries and had their               that read, ‘Viva Intifadah, Death to Israel,                throughout the year, many anti-Israel activ-              plored.
property confiscated, and Jewish communi-                 Death to Jews.’”                                            ists are on student councils, she said.                      “Putting the administration into the fire
                                                                                                                          “Many past presidents and VPs are ac-                 with the threat or the prospect of a possible
                                                                                                                      tually leaders of the anti-Israel movement,               lawsuit against them for not protecting their
                                                                                                                      and as we speak, there is a York University               students… I think that is something to think
                                         SAVE THE DATE                                                                student council meeting, and on the agenda                about.”
                                                                                                              swwxc   today is the situation in Gaza and what reso-                Max Eisen, a prominent Holocaust sur-

                         NETIVOT HATORAH                                                                              lution they are going to be passing as a result
                                                                                                                      of that.”
                                                                                                                                                                                vivor who was in the audience, commented
                                                                                                                                                                                that the Jewish community needs to be more
                                                                                                                           On Jan. 21, the York Federation of Stu-              proactive.
                                  ANNIVERSARY DINNER                                                                  dents passed a motion condemning Israel for                  “Where are the Jewish brains who can
                                                                                                                      its war against Hamas, calling it “the single             think about how to go about these things?
                     May 25th 2009                    at the Paramount Banquet Hall                                   largest massacre in Gaza.”                                Why are we fighting our battles in pieces,
                                                                                                                          University administrations are choos-                 different groups at a time? Why don’t we
                                In Memory of          AVROM SILVER           kwwz                                     ing to stay out of the on-campus conflict                 come together?” Eisen asked.
                                                                                                                      “because they are intimidated as well,” Hol-                 “All these things start with words, and
                                                                                                                      lander said.                                              believe me, it is not going to get better. This
                                                                                                                          “Sometimes the administration’s decision              is not only about Israel, it is about all of us
                                                                                                                      not to be involved really puts our students in            here in North America. They are going to
                                                                                                                      a bad place. They are told by the adminis-                come after us,” he said.
                                                                                                                      tration that they can’t be helped, and many                  “It is not just about Israel, but if some-
                                                                                                                         26/01/2009 to how
                                                                                                                      times our community is at a loss as 10:16:51 AMto         thing happens to Israel, we are all done for.”

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                        Page B8              By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN                         sional fundraiser. Her first job was at Baycrest.
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                                                                                            level of fitness, she recalls. “He said, ‘Mom,
                                                  dna Levitt says she’s proof that it’s     you’re middle-aged now. It’s time for you to
                                                  never too late to start something         join a gym.’ ”
                                                  new. The 69-year grandmother of              When they went south for the winter break,
                                                  two became a personal trainer at          Levitt, who had never exercised, took her son’s
                                                  the age of 65.                            advice. She went out walking every morning.
                                        Today, Levitt specializes in fitness training for   When she returned from her vacation, she joined
                                    people 50 and older (            the YMCA. “I went at 6 in the morning, Monday
                                        She does one-on-one resistance training for         to Friday. I can’t tell you what got me committed,
                                    individuals and small groups in private homes.          but within six months, I felt the difference.”
                                    In collaboration with motivational speaker Susan           Levitt held a number of fundraising and mar-
                                    Sommers, Levitt also does wellness seminars on          keting jobs in the community before switching
                                    fitness for people over 50. Her presentations           careers, and she says she has no plans to retire.
                                    focus on the benefits of strength training.             “I started working so late in life, so at age 69, I
                                        Levitt describes her foray into the fitness         don’t feel burned out yet.”
                                    business as “totally serendipitous.” She says she          She says the work is very gratifying. Indeed,
                                    got the idea after a stranger commented on how          she recounts how she helped a grandmother
                                    fit she looked. “She said, ‘I can tell you work out     who could barely walk dance at her grandson’s
                                    by the shape of your arms.’ ”                           wedding.
Dance your way to fitness               Relating the story to a friend, Levitt mused
                                    about becoming a certified personal trainer “My
                                                                                               “I got a call last June. The woman said, ‘My
                                                                                            son’s getting married in November and I’d like
                        Page B5     friend said, ‘That’s a good idea.’ ”                    my 87-year-old mother to walk down the aisle.’
                                        Levitt subsequently enrolled in a professional      The woman used a walker and she shuffled. She
                                    training program. It took her two tries to pass         didn’t lift her feet.”
                                    the written exam for certification, she confesses.         Levitt worked with her twice a week for an
                                    “I was 65. I had never taken a science course           hour over five months. She says she taught her
                                    before.                                                 to do squats and lunges, first holding on to the
                                        “I had to have a tutor in biomechanics of the       table to build up confidence and strength.
                                    human body, among other science topics. It was             By the fall, the woman was able to do the
                                    brutal.”                                                same moves with a three-pound medicine-
                                        Levitt had faced other difficult challenges         ball. They even practised dancing, says Levitt.
                                    before. She immigrated to Canada from Scotland          “My son was at the same wedding, and the
                                    in 1983 with her son, Michael, following the            woman said to him, ‘Tell your mother I did the
                                    sudden death of her husband.                            horah.’ ”
                                        “I needed a fresh start,” she says.                    “It just shows you that you’re never too
                                        Before moving to Canada, she had never              old to do strength training. We’re all a work
                                    worked. Shortly after her arrival in Toronto, she       in progress, but I’m not planning to reinvent
                                    enrolled at York University. “I felt I could never      myself again.
                                    attempt to do anything professional unless I got           “I see what fitness has done for me and I see
                                    educated.”                                              how I’ve helped others. I’m passionate about
                                        Graduating at the age 50, she became a profes-      what I do.”

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   International Comprehensive Major Medical care provided to their
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 !                                                                                                                            director of the centre, head of geriatric psy-       “The scenarios are filmed and played
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                                                                                                                              the need to address the training of caregiv-     approach to the situation.”
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                                                                                                                              first sessions in January. Each group involves   It is his hope that the Reitman Centre will
           !                                                                                                                  24 caregivers who meet once a week for           provide the help needed to empower caregiv-
           !!!!!!!!O%1+*%D!                                                                                                   approximately three hours. Because it is         ers at home and make the struggle they face
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                                                                                           "#$/%8!                            The entire process is 12 weeks total – two       supportive followup. Sadavoy has found
           !!!!!!!!!!!P+D%6!',!K@H!=/+,6+$6!G%+$*&!Q+/%D!+,6!D?:%6(*%6!5%,%8-/!)$'.$+1!                                       weeks for assessment; four weeks of group        that even telephone contact is effective, and
 ! !                                                                                                                          therapy, problem solving therapy and cogni-      group conference calls will help caregivers
                                   !"#$%$&!#''($&)"$*%++,'($-."/'$"#$01+2'#+$$                                                tive behavioural therapy; and six weeks of       remember that they are a part of a larger
                                        3%,,$$4"5$6./7#%819$%/$:;<=>$<==?=@A<$                                                training.                                        support system.
                                       3%,,$$4"5$6./7#%819$%/$:;<=>$<==?=@A<$                                                                                                      There is no cost for the services, but fi-
                                               '?B%C,D$B"5E./F#"E'#+GH"B$                                                         The group therapy involves a partnership
                                                                      $                                                       with the University of Toronto’s simulated       nancial support from the community is used
                                    !                                    $                                                    patient program, Sadavoy said.                   for transportation to get some of the caregiv-
                                 !                                                                                                “Simulated patients… listen to an evalu-     ers and care recipients to the centre.
                                                                                                                              ation of a family’s challenges and recreate          For information about the Reitman Centre,
                                                                                                                              the scenario in a group setting, in order to     contact Anne-Marie Vico at 416-586-4800,
                                                                                                                            $ provide the family with feedback.                ext. 5192, or fax 416-586-3231.
February 5, 2009                                                                      THE CANADIAN JEWISH NEWS                                                               T     Page B3

                                                                                        To Your Health

    Former cancer patient finds humour in her illness
            By CYNTHIA GASNER                      dogs and broke two bones in her leg, which on Care Bear cartoons.                                      speech at Willow Breast Cancer Support
                   Special to The CJN              kept her house-bound for more than three             Lukofsky started doing stand-up comedy in         Canada, L’Chaim Cancer Support Group for
                                                   months.                                           1973 and decided after almost two decades that       Jewish Women, National Council of Jewish

            arla Lukofsky, a Toronto stand-up          “There are funny things and sad things in she wanted to be based in one city. In 1990, she         Women, Gilda’s Club, the Saskatoon Cancer
            comedian, writer, TV and radio         my story – people laugh and people cry.”          moved to Los Angeles, where she continued            Conference and many other hospitals, fund-
            veteran and cancer survivor, uses          But Lukofsky looks for the positive in working in stand-up comedy and as an actor.                 raisers and organizations.
her comedic talents to help those with cancer      every situation.                                     It was in Los Angeles that she discovered            After each presentation, Lukofsky receives
and their families face their journey through          While convalescing with her broken leg, the lump in her breast 10 years ago. After                 numerous letters and e-mails from cancer
darkness and despair.                              she rewrote her memoir,                                          two mammograms that were              patients, their family members and organiz-
    Her inspirational presentation is titled I’m   wrote poems and prepared her                                     negative, a mammography               ers thanking her for both the educational com-
Still Here and So is My Hair. Lukofsky is          speaking presentation.                                           technician suggested that she         ponent and the entertainment that takes her
featured at many meetings and conferences,             “If I can touch even one                                     have an ultrasound.                   audience through a range of emotions.
speaking candidly and with optimism about          person and have them feel that                                      The procedure detected a              She advises people to own up to their
her own personal experiences.                      they’re not alone, then I’ve                                     small, but fast-growing tumour,       emotions. “If you feel bad and need to cry,
    Lukofsky was diagnosed with breast             succeeded.”                                                      and the cancer had spread to          then cry. When it’s funny, laugh. And tell
cancer in 1998. “I hope that my story will             She told The CJN that her                                    her lymph nodes. Lukofsky             people what you need and what you don’t
help others.”                                      sense of humour is an innate                                     says she learned from this ex-        need.”
    By adding some humour to her discussion        part of her personality. “It’s not                               perience that if you don’t feel          She stresses that it’s important to listen to
of life-threatening challenges and referring to    a coping mechanism. I want to                                    comfortable with a diagnosis,         people with cancer. “Having a witness to your
her own experience and her five-foot body,         share laughter and tears with                                    insist on further tests.              struggle is very healing.”
she transcends the negative side of life’s stum-   whomever wants to experience                                        After surgery, she had an             She adds, “I’m a realist. People have a
bling blocks.                                      them with me.”                                                   aggressive course of chemo-           saying that a glass is half empty or half full. I
    Speaking of her nose, she says, “I was born        Lukofsky attended Bathurst                                   therapy and daily radiation.          see that there is a glass and there is water in it.
with my father’s eyes, my mother’s mouth and       Heights Collegiate and took                                         “One night, while I lay in         And it’s as simple as all that.”
both my parents’ noses.”                           the paralegal course at Seneca            Marla Lukofsky         bed feeling extremely sick               Lukofsky says she loves what she is doing.
    The veteran entertainer of 30 years makes      College while working as a                                       after hours of receiving chemo,       “With my speeches, I am combining my God-
audiences laugh in Canada and the United           stand-up comedian at night.                       a mosquito flew into my bedroom, bit me and          given talents – my stand-up, animated voices,
States, and she speaks openly about the                She was a member of Second City for a sucked up my toxic blood. I watched it fall to               my acting and my ability to tell stories.
trials in her life: her battle with cancer, the    month, “until they realized that I wasn’t Andrea the ground, lose its little black hairs and die.”        “I look forward to more speaking engage-
unexpected death of her father, Lou, in 2004       Martin and they asked me to leave.” (She’s           With a smile she adds, “Now that’s what I         ments, because I want to get my message
followed by the diagnosis of leukemia for her      strongly resembles the former SCTV star.)         call sweet revenge.                                  out,” she says. “I also hope to publish my
mother Ruth, who died in 2006, eight months            She represented Canada at international          A year after her surgery and treatments,          memoirs.”
after her diagnosis.                               comedy festivals in Scotland and England. Her Lukofsky returned to Toronto.                               For more information, call 416-787-7680
    She was also once knocked down by two          voice can also be heard as the Good Luck Bear        Recently, she has given her motivational          or e-mail

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                                                                                             To Your Health

Ryerson program focuses on health communication
               By ADAM MICHAEL SEGAL                                   programs.”                                                                                     her own research and
                         Special to The CJN                               There are 16 students enrolled                                                              communicating nutri-
                                                                       in the program, the majority of                                                                tion facts to her future

     t seems that almost everywhere we turn these days,                whom are currently working as                                                                  clients.
     there’s a barrage of information about nutrition.                 registered dietitians or nutrition                                                                “Interpreting nutri-
         Whether it’s from                                                            experts.                                                                        tion research and un-
health-care professionals                                                                Susan Zogheib, a                                                             derstanding its impact
in the media or on book-                                                              dietitian originally                                                            on various sectors,
shelves, the nutrition                                                                from the United                                                                 as well as becoming
news never ceases, and                                                                States, says she’s                                                              familiar with social
we’re left with the chal-                         First                               in the program to                                                               [factors]… that may
lenge of making sense of                                                              advance her skills                                                              influence health behav-
it all.                                        of its kind                            and gain unique ex-                                                             iour are fundamental
    To help address these                                                             perience.                                                                       for nutrition communi-
challenges and opportu-
nities, Ryerson Univer-
                                               in Canada                                 “Over the course
                                                                                      of years at college
                                                                                                                                                                      cation,” says Steinberg,
sity has launched a new                                                               and through expe-                                                                  “I intend on applying
nutrition communication                                                               rience, I realized              Alissa Steinberg and Susan Zogheib              this new knowledge to
program.                                                                              that a dietitian must                                                           advance my career.”
    The first of its kind in Canada, the one-year program              often go beyond textbooks and science and employ a touch        The program aims to prepare graduates for potentially
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                                        To Your Health

             Two options
        for getting fit in 2009
          By Marni Brinder Byk                     dance as little or as much as they want. Health
                   Special to The CJN              is the focus, not medals.

                                                       They believe that it’s important to encour-
                 n the top of most New Year’s age children to enjoy a healthy lifestyle while
                 resolution lists for 2009 is they’re still young in order to establish physical
                 getting fit, staying healthy and activity as a part of their lifestyle, which will
                 losing weight. However in these benefit them into adulthood.
                 tough economic times, personal        At Not the Norm Fitness (notthenormfit-
trainers and one-on-one fitness sessions may Leah Posluns Tellez trans-
be too much of a luxury for those who have to formed an old 2,000-square-foot showroom in
curb their spending.                               the Castlefield Caledonia Design and Décor
    According to fitness experts, the hottest District into a beautifully decorated Pilates
trend in fitness this year is group classes, and studio, and she did it in only two weeks.
the GTA has much to offer for those looking to         “We did a paint job, equipped the studio
get fit and have fun.                                                    and resurfaced the floors
    Identical twin sisters                                               – oh, and decorated, of
Marnie and Rena Schwartz                                                 course!”
are living their dream.                                                      The décor is worth
Dancers for most of their
lives, their ViBe Dance
                                                                         mentioning at Not the
                                                                         Norm Fitness, because                        Not all Snow Birds
                                                                                                                        Head South!
& Fitness Studio (www.                                                   it includes dozens of her combines                                                  Grampa Irving Posluns’
their love of teaching and                                               photographs from around
dancing in one package.
    Now celebrating its
                                                                         the globe, including some
                                                                         magnificent portraits from
                                                                                                                     Discover Amica For Your
seventh year of business,
ViBE offers a wide
                                                                             The photos help to
                                                                                                                     Winter Wellness Getaway
variety of classes for both
boys and girls, starting at
                                                                         create a Zen-like at-
                                                                         mosphere in this open
                                                                                                             Amica at Thornhill is the ideal vacation destination for
age three and for all levels        Shown above and below are            concept studio that is              mature adults who want to beat the winter blahs and still
of ability.                          Marnie and rena Schwartz            filled with all the equip-          be close to home. Treat yourself or someone special to a
    “The people who come                                                 ment needed to take a
to ViBE are people who love music and people first-rate Pilates class.                                       vacation-like stay at Thornhill’s newest luxury
who feel good about themselves,” Marnie tells          Posluns Tellez’s family has influenced                independent rental retirement community. Our unique
me after I took their Monday night GPT (group every aspect of this studio. Not the Norm                      Wellness & Vitality™ Residence will rejuvenate you with
personal training) class for adults.               Fitness is a tribute to her health-guru zaide,
    Their trademark motto “sweat and smile” is Norman Solmon, because he always “pushed                      amazing programs and amenities; will pamper you with
easily achieved by the class participants, who you to do things 100 per cent.”                               superior services and will delight you with engaging
laugh at the personal stories the                                       Posluns Tellez’s mother,             activities. Stay for a week or two or more! It's a great place
twins tell in between teaching.                                     Gail Posluns, introduced her
    They banter back and forth,                                     to Pilates, and she comes to             to meet new friends and enjoy the very best of vacation-
finish each other’s sentences,                                      her daughter’s “long and lean”           style retirement living.
and before you know it, the                                         Pilates class every week.
class is almost over.                                                   This class, which I attended
    When you’re at ViBE, you                                        with Pilates enthusiast Janet                   Call to book your Winter Wellness Getaway
feel like you are a part of a                                       Hay, is a mat class in which
family. Taking the class is their                                   small props are used for the                              From $89.00 per day
aunt, and sitting off to one side                                   various exercises. Stability
is their bubbie, who turns 90                                       balls, foam rollers and toning
this year and has been watching                                     balls are used throughout the
the girls dance for years.                                          one-hour class, and Posluns             Amica at Thornhill                              STW

                                                                                                            A Wellness & Vitality™ Residence
    Although she doesn’t partic-                                    Tellez fuses her Pilates knowl-



                                                                                                                                                                                                    AT THORNHILL
ipate, she comes every Monday                                       edge with cardiovascular                                                                                                                               SA

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night, which adds to the feeling                                    exercise.


of inclusiveness in the class.                                          The average class size at           Thornhill, ON L4J 1A2                         STE
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                                                                                                                                                                                               EN   WIN

    As Marnie and Rena instruct
the class and entertain, they
                                                                    Not the Norm Fitness is six
                                                                    people, which Posluns Tellez
                                                                                                                                                                          REGALTA CRES

also demonstrate the correct way to execute the believes is just the right size. Any larger and                                                                                                                      N DR
                                                                                                                                                               BISON DR

steps for the best results, often using each other she believes her clients don’t get enough at-                                                                                                                 RE P
to model what’s right and wrong. They also tention and that may lead to injuries. Posluns
make sure to encourage each person individu- Tellez, who was certified at Toronto’s well-
ally to make sure everyone is getting the most known STOTT Pilates, uses her understanding
out of the class and is feeling the vibe.          of anatomy and medical/muscular education to                • Luxury Independent Rental
    ViBE prides itself on providing a recre- ensure her students are not doing any harm to                           Retirement Living
ational atmosphere for enjoying and participat- their muscles and joints under her watchful            • All Inclusive • Full Service Fine Dining
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The average student comes one to two hours a           Posluns Tellez said that she believes in              • Wellness & Vitality™ Programs
week, compared to the 15 hours you sometimes “teaching the value of ‘exercising to live’ and                     • Amica VITALIS™ Assisted
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    They think it’s important for their students ferability of my lessons to everyday life is what
to have time for other interests and be able to makes my classes different.”
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                                                                                            To Your Health

                Acupuncturist helps patients heal themselves
                 By BarBara SilverStein                               include back, neck and shoulder pain; knee, leg and hip problems;      does their own healing, they generate
                           Special to The CJN                         repetitive strain injuries and headaches at the Allen Road Mind-       healing energy.”

                                                                      Body Clinic (619 Lawrence Ave. W. ). He says his chiropractic              Cohen says he aims to integrate
                  r. Michael A. Cohen, a Toronto-based chiro-         patients’ conditions respond well to the integration of chiropractic   self healing with the chiropractic ad-
                  practor and acupuncturist, is known for his in-     medicine with native healing traditions.                               justments and acupuncture treatment
                  novative approach to treatment.                        Over the past 15 years, he has studied these techniques in such     he offers in his office. “The best thing
                     He combines Eastern healing traditions that      places as Indonesia, China, India, the Philippines, Tibet and the      for patients is to go to a practitioner
                  focus on the mind-body connection and self          Amazon. In fact, his acupuncture diploma is from the Kalubowila        and also do their own healing work.
                  healing with chiropractic medicine.                 Hospital in Sri Lanka.                                                     “I take the time to educate patients
   Lately, several hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, sports teams,      “In Beijing, self-healing is part of the hospital system,” he       about why they feel the way they do.
dancers and even celebrities have become supporters of his self-      explains. “When I came back from China, I said to myself, ‘I           We empower them to heal them-
healing work. They recommend using the Acuball, a self-healing        have to do this in my own practice.’ It never made sense to me to      selves as much as possible.”
device that he invented.                                              give someone else the complete task of healing the body.                   One of the tools Cohen uses to
   Cohen (416-784-4000) treats a variety of conditions that              “What was so interesting in China was that when the patient         foster self-healing is the Acuball,
                                                                                                                                             he says. ”It took me seven years to
                                                                                                                                                 The small knobby rubber ball
                                                                                                                                             uses heat and pressure to ease tension
                                                                                                                                             in the back, shoulders, neck and even
                                                                                                                                             the feet, he explains. “It’s the world’s
                                                                                                                                             first heatable ball. You put it in the
                                                                                                                                             microwave for 50 seconds, and it
                                                                                                                                             generates one hour of heat.”
                                                                                                                                                 He advises placing the Acuball on
                                                                                                                                             the shoulder or back or any area of
                                                                                                                                             pain and tension. “My mother sleeps
                                                                                                                                             with it every night to release her hip.
                                                                                                                                             It’s great, because there’s no medica-
                                                                                                                                             tion involved.”
                                                                                                                                                 Cohen notes that the Acuball,
                                                                                                                                             which has been on the market for
                                                                                                                                             two years, is being used in rehabili-
                                                                                                                                             tation clinics, hospitals and yoga and
                                                                                                                                             Pilates studios.
                                                                                                                                                 “The reason hospitals like it is
                                                                                                                                             that they give it to the patient so
                                                                                                                                             that when they’re at home they can
                                                                                                                                             release some of the tightness in the
                                                                                                                                             muscles and joints. The muscles and
                                                                                                                                             joints contract after the surgery as
                                                                                                                                             the body responds to the trauma,”
                                                                                                                                             he says.
                                                                                                                                                 “Today it’s about patient empow-
                                                                                                                                             erment. Pain can motivate people to
                                                                                                                                             get active in their own healing.”
                                                                                                                                                 In his own practice, he finds that
                                                                                                                                             people who practise self- healing
                                                                                                                                             need less clinical treatment. “It
                                                                                                                                             reduces patient visits by about 50
                                                                                                                                             per cent.”
                                                                                                                                                 Ted Grosberg, 65, who has been Cohen’s patient for about a
                                                                                                                                             year, says he has always been open to Eastern medicine practices
                                                                                                                                             such as acupuncture. He initially sought chiropractic treatment for
                                                                                                                                             a neck injury. After Cohen did some adjustments to alleviate the
                                                                                                                                             discomfort in Grosberg’s neck, he addressed other long-standing
                                                                                                                                             areas of pain.
                                                                                                                                                 Grosberg says he finds Cohen’s technique of focusing on one
                                                                                                                                             specific problem area at a time very effective. “He spends a lot
                                                                                                                                             of time identifying the area of pain and works on those muscles.
                                                                                                                                             He’ll only do two or three adjustments at a time.”
                                                                                                                                                 Grosberg says that between clinic visits, he uses the Acuball.
                                                                                                                                             “I get great results in a few minutes. It’s like a massage or strong
                                                                                                                                             accupressure. It’s an excellent release.”
                                                                                                                                                 He is among many fans of the Acuball. The device is also
                                                                                                                                             used by Richard Branson of Virgin Records fame, Canadian
                                                                                                                                             singer Sarah McLachlan, players in the National Hockey League
                                                                                                                                             and National Basketball Association, and dancers in the National
                                                                                                                                             Ballet of Canada, including the company’s artistic director,
                                                                                                                                             former prima ballerina Karen Kain.
                                                                                                                                                 For Cohen, the growing popularity of the Acuball supports
                                                                                                                                             his belief in the importance of self-healing for both acute and
                                                                                                                                             chronic pain.
                                                                                                                                                 “How many thousands of people are out there that don’t
                                                                                                                                             realize that they have the power to help themselves?”
                                                                                                                                                 For information on the Acuball go to
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                                                                                      To Your Health

              Conscious creation brings joy and fulfilment
          By DORA NUDELMAN                          next to it.                                                               know that you,     tially became something that controlled her.
              Special to The CJN                       So what’s                                                              and only you,      Robotically, she had been reacting to situ-
                                                    the alterna-                                                              decide what        ations and people. She was blaming others

             hat is conscious creation? Well,       tive?                                                                     you think at       for making her feel unhealthy and stressed.
             the easiest way to explain it is by       It’s con-                                                              any given              In the 10-step protocol I use in my
             talking about what it’s not – it’s     scious creation:                                                          moment. You        practice, one of the steps includes taking re-
not what I like to call robotic creation.           it happens                                                                know that          sponsibility. This step is crucial in the con-
    In robotic creation, you go about your day      when you un-                                                              being reactive     scious creation process because it is only
allowing people and circumstances to push           derstand the                                                              only gives your    when we take responsibility that we can start
your buttons. You get angry at the incom-           role you play                                                             power away to      to create the reality that we want.
petence of the mail delivery person or the          in your own                                                               others.                So in coaching my client through this
checkout clerk at the grocery store, the guy        life. You are                                                                A client        step, I helped her realize that she controlled
who seemingly cut you off on the road, your         willing to take                                                           came to me         her own thoughts, that other people weren’t
friend or business associate for not returning      responsibility                                                            with stress-       making her feel anything. She was making
your call, your spouse for not appreciating         for whatever                                                              related issues.    herself sick, unhappy, irritated and angry
the hard work you put into the family. You          comes into your                                                           She was            because she was choosing to respond in this
get upset when someone tells you you’re too         life because                                                              feeling ir-        way.
short, too fat, too blonde, too intelligent – too   you know that                                                             ritable and            She thought the only way to be happy
this and too that.                                  you created                                                               dissatisfied,      was if others changed in accordance with her
    Basically then, robotic creation is allowing    it somehow                                                                mainly with        expectations. What she came to realize was
people and circumstances outside of you to          within your                                                               her health and     that it was up to her to change from within
control how you feel on the inside. Subse-          own conscious-                                                            her inability to   and that this was the only way to see changes
quently, you create for yourself a life of pain,    ness. Because                                                             communicate        from without. In practising her tools and ex-
heartache, tension, stress, anger, frustration,     of this, you                                                              effectively        ercises, she noticed that as she became calmer
depression, and the list unfortunately goes on      always choose                                                             with others.       and more content, her environment started
and on.                                             to be happy, to                                                           Her primary        to change as well. By releasing the need to
                                                                                        Dora Nudelman
    So robotic creation doesn’t sound very          forgive rather                                                            issue was that     control others, she gained more control over
productive, does it? Think about it: if you can     than resent, to                                                           she had an in-     herself and her surroundings.
co-create your life through your conscious-         appreciate rather than begrudge.           cessant need to control everyone and every-           So now it’s time for you to decide. Will
ness, feelings and actions, then why would             Conscious creation involves an aware- thing in her life. She wanted everything to         you choose robotic creation, filled with pain
you choose to create a robotic, miserable           ness of consciousness. You intentionally be according to her own agenda. If it wasn’t,       and hardship? Or will you choose conscious
life? It’s like choosing an expired carton of       make choices that come from the highest she would get irritated, snappy and physi-           creation, filled with infinite joy and fulfil-
eggs when there’s a fresh one sitting right         part of you rather than from your ego. You cally sick. This need to control others essen-    ment? It’s your choice.

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                                                                                            To Your Health

                                A healthy body requires healthy feet
          By ADAM MICHAEL SEGAL                       Alan Silverstein, a Toronto-based podiatrist.         Monitoring                                                           deformities, have
                 Special to The CJN                      “And one of the keys to good foot health is     and cutting your                                                        the potential to
                                                      inspecting your feet on a regular basis.”          nails diligently is                                                     decrease pain in

         ave you ever given thought to the               Silverstein notes that during an inspection,    also an important                                                       your feet and po-
         amount of time you spend standing            you should check for such things as sores,         part of proper foot                                                     tentially in other
         on your feet each day?                       cracks, redness and the temperature.               hygiene.                                                                parts of the body,
   Between work, home and leisure, the steps             Dry skin, tingling, numbness and discolor-         Be sure to                                                           including your
you log on your heels and toes really add up.         ation are also symptoms to watch out for.          cut your toenails                                                       lower back, knee
    To help you stay mobile and prevent all              Proper foot care also involves keeping          straight across to                                                      and hips.
of this wear and tear from leading to any one         your feet clean, exercising on a regular basis,    avoid ingrown                                                              They have
of 300 foot conditions or other health issues,        including doing toe stretches and wearing          toenails, and don’t                                                     also been shown
proper foot care is very important.                   good quality shoes.                                snip them too                                                           to prevent a
    “With good foot health, people tend to               It’s best to bathe your feet with a mild soap   short.                                                                  deformed foot
be more comfortable on their feet,” says Dr.          daily in lukewarm water.                              When it comes                                                        from develop-
                                                                                                         to shoes, experts                                                       ing additional

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                                                                                                            It’s ideal to not
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                                                                                                            An increasingly popular method people be an option to deal with such common foot
                                                                                                         are choosing to help relieve pressure areas ailments as corns and calluses.
                                                                                                         on their feet are orthotics.                    At the end of the day, your feet support
                                                                                                            Orthotics, which are devices placed in your whole body, so taking good care of
                                                                                                         shoes to support or correct musculoskeletal them really is taking good care of you.

                                                                                                          With so much riding on
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                                                     To Your Health

         A healthy attitude                                                                                                          CANCER?
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   Many argue that people’s obsession with appear-
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eating, particularly among girls and women.
   While there is no sure-fire way to prevent eating
disorders, there are some steps that parents can take
to protect their children from having a poor body-
image and a fear of fat, both of which have been
associated with disordered eating.
   It is never too early to help your children develop
a positive relationship with food. In fact, studies
show that many girls go on their first diet before the age of      them discover whether these stereotypes are true for people
14.                                                                in their own lives.
   Planning regular family meals together encourages                   It’s never too early or too late to make these changes in
children to become involved in a regular eating routine.           your family’s lifestyle. For more information on preventing
Parents should try to include all food groups in every meal,       eating disorders, or to help someone who is suffering from
and not avoid serving carbohydrates like pasta, or cooking         one, visit the National Eating Disorder Information Centre
with healthy fats such as some vegetable oils or olive oil.        at
   Removing foods from the dinner plate teaches children
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bidden foods… just ask Eve! In fact, studies show that these
“forbidden foods,” especially carbohydrates and sweets, are
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foods negatively, teach children that all foods are good, but
that some are better for them in moderation.
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                                      to how they talk about
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                                      their children. Hearing a
mother talk about her latest diet, feeling fat or not liking her
thighs tells children and teens that hating our body is okay.
   Furthermore, parents should ensure that they do not com-
municate negatively about their children’s bodies, either
verbally or with their behaviour, as kids easily pick up on
these messages. Instead, children can be praised for their per-
sonalities and for the unique characteristics that make them
who they are. Offering kids and teens compliments only
about their physical appearance or strength teaches them that
the outside is what matters most.
   Finally, parents who hear their children comment nega-
tively about their own appearance or the appearance of others
should not be afraid to challenge their kids. For example, if
you hear your children say that being fat is synonymous with
being gross or lazy, ask them why they think this, and help
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                                                                                 To Your Health

                               Centre helps seniors keep moving
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        hysical activity is
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                                                                                             Coast to Coast

 Winnipeg seniors centre restricts public forums
                     By MYRON LOVE                                         “When we applied to Gwen Secter, we informed them of                 She said that UJPO brought a new North End Jewish Folk
                    Prairies Correspondent                             our various activities, explaining that our main programs over        Choir to the centre, as well as an annual Warsaw Ghetto
                                                                       the years were a series of monthly public forums on a variety         memorial program, both of which Gwen Secter agreed to
WINNIPEG — In a move to keep out a Jewish group that’s                 of subjects, including Jewish cultural topics, health issues,         co-sponsor. UJPO members also joined the centre and partici-
critical of Israel, a Jewish seniors centre here has barred any        aboriginal affairs, Canadian politics – federal, provincial and       pated in its programs.
public forums except those sponsored by the centre itself or its       city – as well as forums on Israel.”                                     Usiskin was on vacation and not available to comment
owner, the National Council of Jewish Women.                               Usiskin said UJPO’s forums are educational. “Information          directly for this article.
    The Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre, a north Winnipeg           and ideas are exchanged,” she wrote. “No one is prevented                Rose Aziman, president of National Council of Jewish
seniors centre that celebrated its 25th anniversary last spring,       from giving his or her views and discussion is encouraged. The        Women in Winnipeg, and representatives from the centre
instituted the new policy Dec. 18.                                     tradition of the Jewish people is to engage in scholarly debate       declined to comment on the situation.
    The United Jewish People’s Order (UJPO) – a left-wing              and critical inquiry. Our history and traditions have taught us to       But Gwen Secter co-president Menorah Waldman has
secular humanist organization founded in 1926 that’s highly            pursue the cause of social justice and human rights, excluding        resigned from her position to protest the new policy.
critical of Israel and had been holding programs at the centre         no one. That is the history of the Jews in Winnipeg whose par-           “I believe that all facets of the Jewish community should be
since 2005 – claims the new policy is intended primarily to            ticipation in the struggle for what is right for all is legendary.”   welcomed at the centre,” Waldman said.
keep out its political programs.
    UJPO’s dispute with Gwen Secter began in late May 2007
and relate to a forum on Israel planned for early June, UJPO’s
president, Roz Usiskin, said in a letter to the Jewish Post and
News in Winnipeg. The subject was to be Israel’s war with
Hezbollah in 2006.
    “On May 26 [2007],” she wrote, “after publicity was under-
way, we received a phone call from Gwen Secter staff that the
UJPO forum on Israel could not be held on their premises. In
a subsequent letter dated June 7, ’08, [Gwen Secter] stated that
their decision was made ‘after it was brought to our attention
about the controversial nature of the discussion and the poten-
tial for criticism of the State of Israel.’”
    In a letter of response on June 28, UJPO suggested that in
future, in order to avoid difficulties, the Gwen Secter Centre
might consider a disclaimer policy for renters, stating that the
centre isn’t responsible for the views expressed by the renters
or their speakers.
    “This policy is common practice in the media and in public
buildings,” Usiskin said. “This proposal appeared to resolve
the issue.”
    However, in a letter on Aug. 28, 2008, the Gwen Secter
board wrote that UJPO public forums can no longer be held in
the Gwen Secter Centre building.
    When UJPO members asked for an explanation, they
received a second letter from the Gwen Secter board, on Sept.
18, stating that there had been phone calls from prominent
members of the Jewish community in Winnipeg strongly
objecting to UJPO being permitted to hold public discussion
forums in the building owned by the National Council of
Jewish Women (NCJW).
    As well, the community members suggested that the nature
of UJPO’s discussions casts aspersions on Israel and, therefore,
may be contrary to NCJW’s goals and ideals.
    The community members also said the disclaimer about
the opinions of groups that meet in the facility wasn’t satisfac-
    “Opinions about the actions of the Israeli government are
not monolithic within this community,” Usiskin wrote in her
letter to the Post.
    “We feel that this decision by the Gwen Secter is part of
an effort to prevent alternative viewpoints, to stifle debate and
control discussion on important issues that matter to Jews here
and in Israel. We believe that the exchange of views strength-
ens a community… This decision casts a negative light on the
Gwen Secter board and the ‘prominent’ people who pressured
the board. It harms our institutions and community and stifles
intelligent dialogue.”
    The leftist group is now seeking another venue for its
activities and hopes to continue its work in the city’s north end,
Usiskin wrote.
    UJPO springs from Winnipeg’s Jewish socialist/Communist
tradition. For many years, the leftist organization held all its
public forums and other activities at the Na’amat Hall on north
Main Street, several blocks north of the Gwen Secter Centre.
    In the fall of 2005, after Na’amat’s decision to leave its rent-
ed premises and move to a smaller office, UJPO approached
the centre about holding its programs there.
    “Our membership was growing,” Usiskin said in her letter.
“We decided to move our activities to the Gwen Secter Centre
to benefit from their larger and better facilities.
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     And now for something completely different:

    Personal finance guide born
                                                                         from a once - lavish lifestyle
                By SHERI SHEFA                    working since he was 15, he never saved           “I’d say the most valuable lesson I’ve     the account. The TFSA is not meant to
                   Staff Reporter                 a penny.                                       learned is that there is no such thing as     replace the RRSP, but rather to compli-
                                                      “I met a friend at school who had          a silly question… Some of the reasons         ment it. The RRSP is meant to help you

             t has taken me 28 years to learn     managed to save more than $50,000, and         why I didn’t start making proper financial    plan for retirement, while the TFSA is
             the value of a dollar,” wrote        at the same time, I had managed to save        decisions and start thinking about it was     designed to help you plan for life’s big
             Adam Goodman in his personal         nothing,” Goodman recalled.                    because I was scared of asking why.                   purchases.”
   finance guide, Following the Goods: Fi-            He said learning about financial man-      I was scared of finding out the                                 It is also important for
   nancial Management for the Young and           agement wasn’t part of the curriculum          answer,” Goodman said.                                          people to set financial
   Ambitious, which he hopes will help stu-       when he was growing up, and he didn’t             He decided to share                                            goals for themselves,
   dents and young professionals learn from       have regular conversations about money         his newfound wisdom                                                 Goodman said.
   his money-managing mistakes.                   with his parents.                              with other young adults                                                  “Let’s say you’re
      “When I think of all the money I’ve             “It is kind of ironic that both my         through his book, which                                               19 years old and
   wasted, I finally realize that if I had done   parents are involved in the financial ser-     offers advice about per-                                              you’re graduating
   things differently, I probably wouldn’t        vices in one way or another, but they          sonal financial manage-                                               from school in one
   be living in my mom’s basement right           never actually sat me down and had an          ment through his life                                                 or two years, and you
   now, asking my parents to help me lease        in-depth conversation with me. Everyone        experiences.                                                         think, ‘I want to buy
   a car.”                                        just thought I would pick it up.”                 Although Canadians                                               a house one day.’ You
      The 29-year-old Schu-                                 He said that since he started        are suffering through a                                           have to start planning
   lich School of Business                                 working as a teen, his cash flow      recession right now for the                                    for it. You need a down
   graduate, who grew                                        was never an issue.                 unforeseeable future, the advice                           payment.”
   up in the affluent                                            “I was always making good       he would give today is that exact same                Regardless of whether you put five
   suburb of Thorn-                                            money doing whatever I was        advice he would give two years ago.           per cent or 25 per cent down on a house,
   hill and currently                                           doing, whether it was in the        “Create a budget and stick with it. No     it’ll still be in the tens of thousands of
   works in the tele-                                           dot-com boom days or before      matter what you do, you have to have a        dollars, he added.
   communications                                               that in high school working      budget because… it will help you allo-            Parents can also help their children
   industry, said he                                            part time.”                      cate your money to help you save, so that     start on a road to a healthy financial future
   got the idea for                                                 He said when he was 19,      you’re not spending 100 per cent or 150       by starting a conversation with their kids
   the book, which                                               working at the tail end of      per cent of what you make,” Goodman           at an early age.
   is self-published,                                           the dot-com boom, he was         said.                                             “Even if it’s setting up a bank account
   when he real-                                               making more than $100,000            “Even if you’re buying a Starbuck’s        and putting in $5 a month, which my
   ized that although                                         a year.                            [coffee] a day for example, it is important   parents did do when I was younger, make
   he had been                                                   “But I didn’t have a concept    to include that in your budget, because it    sure that you continue that conversation
                                                            of saving because my parents         could add up to more than $500 for the        into their teens.”
      Adam                                                 weren’t looking into my bank          year.”                                            Goodman said that while saving
                                                           account and they never saw               He said it is important to start saving    money is important, people also need to
                                                             whether I had money or not.”        early and as soon as possible.                find a balance between saving and spend-
                                                                       Goodman said he              “Regardless of whether you are eight       ing.
                                                                     would blow his money        years old, 20 years old or 45 years old,          “There is a balance there. It is not
                                                                     on clothes, expensive       if you haven’t started saving, start now      about saving all your money, and it’s
                                                                     dinners and electronics.    because the sooner you start saving, the      not about spending all your money. It’s
                                                                        “I made a lot of silly   more it will grow.”                           finding an equal balance and enjoying life
                                                                     decisions. Probably one        Another important tip, Goodman said,       and managing finances.”
                                                                     of the worst is that I      is to pay yourself first before you pay           For more information
                                                    owned a car for only three months.”          your creditors.                               about Goodman’s book, visit
                                                       He said he bought a sports car, a            “Just make sure that you pay yourself
                                                    Honda Prelude, and within three months,      10 per cent of what you make and put
                                                    he traded it in for a Ford Explorer.         that into savings,” he said, adding that it
                                                       “I rolled the loss I took on [the         doesn’t matter whether the 10 per cent
                                                    Prelude] into another car loan.”             goes into a savings account or an RRSP.
                                                       He said that although he was able            “If you don’t pay yourself now, you
                                                    to complete an undergraduate program         never will.”
                                                    debt free, he didn’t manage to save any         An excerpt from Goodman’s book
                                                    money, and he was forced to rack up a        reveals that as of this year, the Cana-
                                                    $60,000 debt taking loans for graduate       dian government implemented the Tax-
                                                    school.                                      Free Savings Account (TFSA).
                                                       A meeting with a fellow grad student,        “This is a new type of
                                                    one who was two years younger than           savings vehicle which
                                                    he was and yet still managed to save         will help individuals
                                                    $50,000, inspired him to educate himself     who contribute to the
                                                    about financial management by reading        TFSA grow their savings
                                                    books and speaking to professionals.         tax-free throughout the lifetime of

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                                  Health & Lifestyles

                                                                                                   FAMILY MOMENTS
   One per cent of inspiration
        goes a long way
       You know the expression, “It’s one to be “in your bliss writing what you
   per cent inspiration and 99 per cent believe and trust that it will all unfold
   perspiration”?                                as it should.” My personal favourite
       Well, normally I would focus on principle is Don’t Die Wondering. It
   the 99 per cent perspiration and how it is one of my favourites because it sug-
   takes a lot of hard work,                                    gests that if we stay in
   commitment, focus and                                        action, we will never be
   energy to make things                            Life        full of regrets that we
   happen. And there is no                        Coach didn’t follow our ulti-
   question that it all begins
   with hard work and, for                       Corner mate calling. life of sim-
                                                                   Leading a
   lack of a better word,                           Judy        plicity is another one of
   “perspiration.” But for                     Siblin-Librach the principles in Dyer’s
   the purposes of this col-                                    book. His theory is that
   umn, I want to focus on the word by simplifying your life, you will make
   “inspiration,” because that’s where the way for more peace, love and joy, and                   Congratulations to Albert & Gloria Barris Mazel tov to Lily Polon on the occasion of your
   most joy, happiness and meaningful ultimately by using 12 tools, you will                        on the occasion of their 65th wedding     95th birthday. With love from your children,
   living all begin.                             be able to hear the call of inspiration.             anniversary. Mazel tov from your         grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
                                                                                                          loving and proud family.
       Inspiration. What does it mean to            The 12 tools are:
   be inspired and to live and an inspired • unclutter your life;
   life? Well, according to Dr. Wayne • clear your calendar of unwanted and
   W. Dyer, in his book Inspiration: unnecessary activities;
   Your Ultimate Calling, “when you • be sure to keep some time free;
   are inspired… dormant forces, facul- • make time for meditation and yoga;
   ties and talents become alive, and • return to the simplicity of nature;
   you discover yourself to be a greater • learn to put distance between you and
   person than you ever dreamed yourself your critics;
   to be.”                                       • make time for play;
       Also, when you are inspired, “your • look after your health;
   mind transcends limitations,” an • slow down;
   important concept that means you can • do everything you can to eliminate                                    Happy birthday,                          Mazel tov to Mark & Marcie on the
   achieve things you never thought pos- debt;                                                        Mr. Avrom Gross, from all your friends.                birth of their third child,
   sible.                                        • don’t make money your guiding                                                                                Ari Noam Goldberg,
       Where a lot of people get stuck is principle;                                                                                                      baby brother to Mayan and Elan.
   they don’t know where to begin. One • and always remember your spirit.                                                         As featured on
   of Dyer’s theories is that “sharing              In another fabulous book called A
   is inspiration,” meaning we have to Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers
   become the kind of person who is more will Rule the Future, the very popular
   interested in sharing than in receiv- Daniel H. Pink talks about creating
   ing, and by doing so, we move closer an inspiration board. He says, “When
   toward inspiration.                           you’re working on a project, empty
       He writes: “I speak here of an inner your bulletin board and turn it into an
   transformation in which extending love inspiration board. Each time you see
   outward is our predominant disposi- something that you find compelling – a
   tion. This can take the form of a silent photo, a piece of fabric, the page of a
   blessing toward someone we may have magazine – tack it to the board. Before
   previously judged, a loving greeting, long, you’ll start seeing connections
   a kind remark, or a thought wishing between the images that will enliven
   the highest good for all concerned. As and expand your work.”
   simple as it sounds, this is the ultimate        Find inspiring people to study and
   impetus for feeling inspired.”                to be around and, also, you be an inspi-             Mazel tov on the first anniversary of                Mazel tov on the engagement
       A great way to become inspired is ration to others. But mostly, inspiration                     Ephraim Hoffman & Lori Motola.                   of Meir Lipschitz & Jordy Bregman.
   to find a quiet corner, meditate, breathe comes when you are not racing around
   and just be still. Also, it’s very impor- and when you are quiet. In Eckhart
   tant to stay open to all the possibilities Tolle’s Stillness Speaks, he writes,
   and begin with the end in mind, mean- “True intelligence operates silently.
   ing as Dyer says, “the answer to ‘how’ Stillness is where creativity and solu-
   is ‘yes.’ You may never know exactly tions are found.”
   how you are going to accomplish the              What inspires you? Who are you
   feeling of inspiration, but by saying inspired by? What do you do to become
   yes! to life and to all that calls you, the and stay inspired? I would love to hear
   ‘how’ will take care of itself.”              your thoughts on inspiration, and I
       Dyer talks about the principles that hope you stay in touch with the still-
   will lead you to a more inspired life. ness within you, because that’s the                                                                                 Mazel tov on the marriage
                                                                                                     Mazel tov to Ruchi & Moishi Neumann
   They include Being Independent of the way you will ultimately reconnect with                                                                              of Isaac Shaer & Cheryl Aziz.
                                                                                                           on the birth of a baby boy.
   Good Opinion of Others and Staying yourself.
   Detached from the Outcome, which                 Judy Siblin-Librach is an Adler-trained                        SEND U S YOUR PHOTOS ONLINE!!
   means, for example, to write the book coach. Website: www.findingyourbliss.                                           Send us your digital photo along with 25 words.
   not so it will be a bestseller, but just com; e-mail:                                                     Just go to WWW.CJNEWS.COM
                                                                                                                             and click the Family Moments banner!
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                           Say it
                           Trees                                  What’s
                “Yasher Koach
                — Well Done!”
                JEWISH NATIONAL FUND
                                                                  By reBeCCa nadler
                                    9:30 a.m. at Beth Tikvah Syna-           B’nai Torah. $25, students and       inForMaTion session                          tive speaking about “Redeeming
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ChrisTie BlaTChFord                 Modern orThodoxy                                                              David Freudenstein teaching                  with the film Rape of Europa. 2
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                                    University; Rachel Heuberger, of         Rebbetzin Shulamis Witty and         Yeshiva High School holds its                JNF Canada, on “Jewish National
    saturday, Feb. 7                University Library Frankfurt am          Leona Lakser. A light lunch will     annual Jewish ethics lecture with            Fund: A Tradition of Supporting
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   David Schaeffer speaks about     of Hebrew University. Sunday,            the party room. Reserve, 416-636-    negotiator Aaron J. Sarna; and
the weekly portion, Beshallach,     9:15 a.m.-3 p.m. at Congregation         0036.                                an Israeli Embassy representa-                            Continued on page 27
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                                                                                             What’s new
Continued from page 26                 Feb. 15, Dr. David Pelcovitz on           4600 Bathurst St. #325. www.jias-                             and games. For beginners and
                                       “Children and Trauma: Talking to To register, volunteer,           Earl Bales Seniors Club In The     native Hebrew speakers. Mondays,
  Wednesday, Feb. 11                   Children About Loss and Terrorism         or for more information on these            Park. Casino Rama, Wednesday,         10-10:45 a.m. Begins Jan. 19.
                                       in Israel” at BAYT; Feb. 22, Steven       programs, call 416-630-6481.                Feb. 11; Movie Day, Thursday, Feb.    “Shabbat Club”: Children three to
Dream, vision, Future                  Fine on “Is the Vatican Hiding the           Telephone Language Compan-               19, 1 p.m. Call Tuesday-Thursday 9    five years sing, tell stories, make
   Join D.A.N.I., which develops       Temple Menorah?” at Shaarei Sho-          ions. Volunteers needed to practise         a.m.-1 p.m. 416-395-7881.             challah, play games. Fridays, 9:45-
and nurtures independence for          mayim Congregation; and March             English with newcomers over the                                                   11:15 a.m. Ext. 390.
Jewish young adults with physi-        1, rabbi Benjamin Blech on                phone from home. Call Lea, ext.             bernarD betel Centre
cal and/or cognitive challenges,       “War and Peace: A Jewish View of          31.                                            1003 Steeles Ave. W., 416-225-
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                                                                                                                                                                   MileS S. nadal JCC
Our Future,” the kick-off of the       Park. Breakfast 9 a.m. Lecture 9:30       teer, mentorship, or job opportunity           “Love Is in the Air” Lunch and         Miles Nadal Jewish Community
annual gala and lottery. 8 p.m.        a.m. 416-783-6960                         in the skilled labour market for a          Concert. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 12-2     Centre, 750 Spadina Ave., 416-924-
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Rd. Presentation by Lea Ellen-         limmuD returns Feb. 15                       Homework Club. Volunteer                    Wellness Lecture: “Preparing for       “New Jewish Feminism: Are
bogen. All welcome. RSVP, 905-            A festival of Jewish learning          tutors needed for middle and high           an Emergency.” Thursday, Feb. 12,     We Done?” with rabbi Elyse
731-6606.                              and culture at U of T. Explore            school immigrants. Wednesday                1:30-2:30 p.m.                        Goldstein. Thursday, Feb. 5, 8-9:30
                                       Torah, liturgy, Jewish history, eco-      nights in Thornhill. Russian or                                                   p.m. Register, ext. 255 or kolel@
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                              or 647-838-7004                                                               55 Ameer Ave. 416-785-2500.             “Current Israeli Geo-political
toDDlers musiC Club                                                              JF&Cs Groups                                  Mardi Gras party, Thursday,         Landscape” a lecture and discus-
   Shaar Shalom Synagogue’s Tod-       entertaininG seniors                         Jewish Family & Child Service.           Feb. 19, 3-4 p.m. Sing and dance      sion with amir Gissin, consul
dlers Music Club, ages up to five,        The Entertainers of the Wagman         4600 Bathurst St. Information/reg-          with the George Grosman Band.         general of Israel, Sunday, Feb. 8,
runs Thursdays, Feb. 12-March          Centre, senior men and women who          istration 416-638-7800 or www.              Reserve by Feb. 13 at ext. 2267.      11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $9, includes a
12, 10-10:45 a.m. with snack and       voluntarily entertain at seniors resi- Call Shawna ext. 215                                                 light breakfast. Register, ext. 0 or
singing Jewish songs. $36. Regis-      dences, nursing homes and hospi-          for info and registration.                      bathurSt JCC            
tration, or       tals, are looking for new members            Living With Teens: Six sessions                                                    Cooking With Itka: Moroccan
905-886-4975.                          who love to sing, can attend re-          on parenting adolescents without               Bathurst Jewish Community          Cuisine, Sunday, Feb. 8, 7-9:30
                                       hearsals every Tuesday afternoon          losing your cool. Begins Thurs-             Centre and Koffler Centre of the      p.m. $18. Info, Ilana hirt, Jewish-
TarEk FaTah SPEakS                     and participate in performances           day, Feb. 12, 7 to 9 p.m. at Stephen        Arts, 4588 Bathurst St. 416-636- or ext. 154.
   The Speakers Action Group and       throughout the summer. For an             Lewis Secondary School.                     1880 or                      “Mystics, Medics and Mer-
the Canadian Jewish Civil Rights       audition, call 416-785-2500, ext.            One Family, Two Homes: Three                “My Hebrew Picnic”: Enjoy          chants”: Paintings by Myriam
Association business lunch lecture     2267.                                     sessions for families experienc-            Hebrew with your child, newborn       Nafte in the Jacobs Lounge Visual
“Accommodation or Intimidation?”                                                 ing separation and divorce. Chil-           to 2 years old, with music, puppets   Arts Space through March 8.
with Tarek Fatah, journalist and       one FamilY FunD mission                   dren participate in separate age-
founder of the Muslim Canadian            J o i n O n e F a m i l y F u n d ’s   appropriate groups. Thursdays,              kosChitzkYs to reCeive CJC aWarD: Canadian
Congress, and Salim Mansur, of         Women’s Solidarity Trip to Israel         Feb. 12-26, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Lipa         Jewish Congress has announced that Julia and henry koschitzky are
University of Western Ontario.         May 21-31. Meet with victims of           Green Building.                                                                            the recipients of
Thursday, Feb. 12 at the Ontario       terror and show support for Israel.                                                                                                  this year’s samuel
Bar Association, 20 Toronto St.; 416-644-                For SeniorS                                                                          bronfman medal,
$20. By reservation only. www.         4955                                                                                                                                 to be awarded at or 416-966-                                                      B e t h Ti k v a h F r i e n d s h i p                                                  CJC’s 90th anni-
0722                                   hu: Call For papers                       Group hosts Diana Mingail                                                                  versary plenary
                                          Hebrew University will host            presenting her latest DVD, From                                                            assembly on may
Joseph anD esther                      an international conference for           Abraham to Sadam, the story of                                                             31. the medal,
   rachel adelman, of MaTaN,           research on Hebrew language and           the Jews of Iraq. Thursday, Feb.                                                           named after its
Jerusalem, speaks on “Scepters,        methods of teaching Hebrew as a           12, 2-4 p.m. $5, non-members. All                                                          first recipient, is
Signet Rings and Masks: Joseph         second language, July 27-28, in           welcome.                                                                                   awarded to persons
and Esther in the Imperial Court.”     Jerusalem. Proposals for lectures,           active Seniors at the Miles                                                             who have rendered
She explores parallel stories and      workshops or posters must be sub-         Nadal JCC: Join an inter-gener-                                                            distinguished
roles of Joseph and Esther in the      mitted by March 1. Website: over-         ational program and lunch with                                                             service to the
courts of foreign palaces. Thurs-                           students from a Jewish day school.                                                         Canadian Jewish
day, Feb. 12, 8 p.m. at Shaarei                                                  416-924-6211, ext. 155, or phyllisf                                                        community.
Shomayim Congregation. 416-            volunteers neeDeD
789-3213                                   The Bernard Betel Centre for
                                       Creative Living needs male volun-
hebreW Course                          teers to visit isolated male seniors
   Beth Emeth Synagogue offers a       – takes one to two hours a week on
free Hebrew course for those who       the day that best suits you – and
can read Hebrew slowly and want        volunteers to assist in the computer
practise reading and understanding     lab 9 a.m.-4 p.m. General computer
every day and Shabbat prayers. Six     knowledge is required to assist the
sessions. Begins Thursday, Feb. 12,    teacher with Windows, Excel and
8 p.m. Register, 416-633-3838.         Internet applications. Info, Naomi
                                       Ziegler, 416-225-2112, ext.127, or
loDzer DanCe                 
   The Lodzer Centre Congrega-             Baycrest needs volunteers to
tion hosts a dance with Go Freddy      friendly visit, assist with programs,
Go playing music of the 1950s and      help in offices and support our
’60s. Saturday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m. $25.   Baycrest community. Hours can be
Tickets, 416-636-6665.                 flexible. Call 416-785-2500, ext.
                                       2572, to set up a volunteer orienta-
Yu kollel Yom rishon                   tion.
   Yeshiva University Kollel Yom
Rishon Sunday scholars series          Jias toronto
offers three mornings of study.          Jewish Immigrant Aid Services,

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                                                                                                                                  Advocate for disabled
                                                                                                                                   led way for others
  The Hon. Sydney Harris,   Jan 17/09   3303 Don Mills Rd    Dime, Samuel Pearson         Jan. 15/09   95 Baycrest Ave
                                                                                                                                                 By CAROLYN BLACKMAN
                                                             Sipper, Reta                 Jan. 17/09   784 Centre St                                      Staff Reporter
  Morton Stern              Jan 19/09   27 Glenayr Rd
                                                             Kaplan, Benjamin             Jan. 18/09   7601 Bathurst St
  Leonard Katz              Jan 17/09   642 Sheppard Ave E   Moskose, Hanna               Jan. 19/09   11 McMorran Cres              Mona Winberg, who was born with cerebral palsy, will
  Ethel Listgarten          Jan 18/09   57 Weeping Willow Ln Goldberg, William            Jan. 19/09   3276 St. Clair Ave. E
                                                                                                                                  be remembered as one of the first people with a disability to
                                                             Cohen, Morton Mayer          Jan. 20/09   100 Canyon Ave
  Abraham Kliger            Jan 18/09   10 Senlac Rd         Bleet, Clara Rebecca         Jan. 21/09   Private                    become a spokesperson for the disabled.
  Mary Wolfe                Jan 18/09   21 Shallmar Blvd     Klein, Viktor                Jan. 21/09                                 Winberg, 76, died late last month after a two-week battle
                                                             Safran, Sheldon              Jan. 20/09     Las Vegas                with pneumonia.
  Mona Winberg              Jan 19/09   55 Ellerslie Ave
                                                             Jacobs, Sally                Jan. 22/09     140 Charlton Blvd
  William Meider            Jan 18/09   3174 Bathurst St     Sigal-Kelman, Patricia       Jan. 23/09     34 Carscadden Dr
                                                                                                                                     In a eulogy, nephew Sidney Troister said that when
  Jack Rotberg              Jan 20/09   5 Breen Cres         Alterman, Mikhail            Jan. 23/09     Private                  Winberg was born, her mother, Sarah, was told that her
                                                             Gliksman, Alicia             Jan. 23/09     Private                  daughter would never walk or talk, and that she should be
  Don Lyons                 Jan 20/09   86 Hillmount Ave     Dor, Alexander               Jan. 24/09     7420 Bathurst St         institutionalized.
  Josef Ijaky               Jan 21/09   88 Erskine Ave       Goodman, Ruth R.             Jan. 23/09     6 Clareville Cres           “Way ahead of her time, Mona’s mother refused to [listen]
                                                             Starr, Doris                 Jan. 24/09     3560 Bathurst St
  Victor Topper             Jan 21/09   5 Hearthstone Cres                                                                        to the doctor’s opinion. [Mona] was loved and cared for at
                                                             Friedman, Rosa               Jan. 21/09     26 Marathon Ave
  Flora Litvak              Jan 21/09   66 Collier St        Gordon, Riva                 Jan. 25/09     Private                  home by her parents, and treated as much as possible like
  Molly Willer              Jan 21/09   3560 Bathurst St     Feldman,De Jong, Elisabeth   Jan. 24/09     4001 Bayview Ave         any other kid.”
  Anita Lubetzki            Jan 22/09   784 Centre St                                                                                Troister said that although she had severely limited speech,
                                                                                The family of the late                            mobility and hearing, Winberg went to school, wrote in a
  Michael Tsapovsky         Jan 22/09   651 Via Romano Blvd
                                                                                                                                  newsletter for the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy, and
  Pauline Wolfman           Jan 23/09   40 Old English Ln        Morton (Morty) Mayer Cohen k”z                                   went on to become the first person with a disability to be
  Joshua Segal              Jan 22/09   133 Torresdale Ave                                                                        elected president of the federation.
                                                                         would like to express our heartfelt and
  Bessie Resnick            Jan 22/09   551 Conlins Rd                          deepest appreciation to our                          Although it was difficult for her to be understood, he said,
  Wolf Justein              Jan 23/09   1 Clark Ave W                   family, friends and the entire community                  Winberg lobbied for Wheel Trans and accessibility, and she
  Ron Toufar                Jan 16/09   1260 Marlborough Crt        for all their expressions of kindness and support             spoke to architects about accommodating people with dis-
  Josie Sidenberg           Jan 23/09   306 Finch Ave E                          during our time of sorrow.                       abilities.
                                                                                                                                     In 1986, Winberg approached the Toronto Sun about
  Sheldon Altman            Jan 23/09   65 Skymark Dr              Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered.                 writing a column that addressed the needs of disabled people,
  Dorothy Arlove Schwartz   Jan 24/09   3560 Bathurst St
                                                                                                                                  and for 10 years, wrote Disabled Today for the Sunday Sun.
  Arthur Gryfe              Jan 23/09   14 Cartwheel Millway                                                                         “With her lack of control over her hands, it took Mona two
  Nina Ayzenberg            Jan 24/09   262 Ridley Blvd.                       In loving memory of                                full days just to type one of the columns,” Troister said.
                                                                                                                                     In her first column, he said, Mona wrote that “disabled
                                                                    Devora (Granek) Starr k”z                                     people are neither larger-than-life heroes, nor pathetic objects
                                                                                                                                  of pity. We possess strengths and weaknesses, hopes and
                                                                      who passed away January 25, 2009.                           fears, capabilities and limitations, just like everyone else.”
                                                                                                                                     Troister said that in recognition of her work, Winberg
  Sarah Bihari              Jan 21/09   5935 Bathurst Street      She is sadly missed by all her loved ones.                      received the King Clancy Award and the Fred Gardiner
  Benny Giterman            Jan 24/09   7460 Bathurst St.                                                                         Award, and was inducted into the Terry Fox Hall of Fame. In
                                                                             Lillian Granek (sister)                              2002, she was awarded the Order of Canada by then-governor
                                                                                                                                  general Adrienne Clarkson in Ottawa.
                                                                                                                                     “Throughout her adult life, Mona was a inspiration to
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                                                                              Israel & the Jewish World

Venezuelan synagogue attack cause of concern
                      By MARCY OSTER                               The same shul was vandalized early last month. The Is-          of hatred of the Jewish people escalate into an attack, more
                               JTA                              raeli embassy was also vandalized. A Jewish community
                                                                centre was raided in 2007 in a search for illegal weapons.
CARACAS — International Jewish groups expressed con- None were found.
                                                                                                                                                 Authors & Poets
                                                                                                                                   reminiscent of Nazi Germany in 1938, than a democracy in
                                                                                                                                   2009. The fact that the members of this synagogue stayed
                                                                                                                                   away from services this Friday night out of fear that the anti-
                                                                                                                                                  The CJN is pleased to announce its
cern after an attack on a Caracas synagogue and blamed Ven-        Chavez’s government decried the attack, the Times re-           Israel campaign had generated says it all.”
ezuelan President Hugo Chavez for creat-
ing an atmosphere of hate in his country.
                                                                                        Chavez and local media had been
                                                                                                                                                  Annual Passover
                                                                                                                                       B’nai Brith International has asked the U.S. State Depart-
                                                                                                                                   ment to investigate the attack.
    Up to 15 people attacked the Tiferet                                             increasingly critical of Israel during the                 Literary Supplement
                                                                                                                                       “This has got to stop,” said B’nai Brith executive vice-
Israel Sephardi synagogue late last Friday                                           previous week.                                president Daniel Mariaschin. “It is unacceptable for a govern-
night, throwing Torah scrolls on the floor                                              “The total disrespect of a Jewish house         We incite hatred. Chavez has cultivated an original
                                                                                                                                   ment to invite our readers to submit unpublished,environment
and damaging some, according to reports.                                             of worship reflects the escalating climate         works of fiction or poetry that explore Jewish Jews.”
                                                                                                                                   where his followers feel comfortable threatening themes.
They also painted epithets such as “death                                            of hostility towards Jews in Venezuela,”                   Stories should not exceed 2,000 words.
                                                                                                                                       Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defama-
to the Jews” on the synagogue’s walls.                                               said David Harris, executive director of          We must receive Chavez to protect his country’s Jewish
                                                                                                                                   tion League, urged your submissions no later than Friday,
    The synagogue’s guard was held at                                                the American Jewish Committee.                    March 12. E-mail submissions are preferred, but works
                                                                                                                                   community. “Sadly, this is not a random event in Venezuela.
gunpoint and was found on the floor of                                                  Harris added: “There are strong in-               can also be sent the atmosphere of to our office.
                                                                                                                                   It is directly related to by mail or brought anti-Jewish intimi-
the building by members on Saturday                                                  dications that what we are witnessing is          E-mail: Chavez and his government
                                                                                                                                   dation promoted by President Mail: 1500 Don Mills Rd.,
morning, the Jerusalem Post reported.                                                a state-sponsored campaign of anti-Se-                      Suite 205, Toronto, Ont., M3B 3K4.
                                                                                                                                   apparatus,” Foxman said.
    It’s not the first such attack on Jewish                                         mitic persecution, spurred by both Ven-             Submissions will not “must ensure that his government
                                                                                                                                       Chavez, Foxman said,be returned. Only writers whose
institutions in the country, which broke                                             ezuela’s alliance with the Iranian regime              work is the perpetrators to justice.”
                                                                                                                                   quickly brings chosen for publication will be contacted.
off diplomatic relations with Israel over                                            and the surge of anti-Israel rhetoric dur-
the Gaza military operation, the New                                                 ing the recent conflict between Israel and
York Times reported. In response, Israel
expelled the Venezuelan envoy and his
                                                                                        Harris called on the international             CJN Purim Art Contest
embassy staff last week.                                 Hugo Chavez                 community to declare its solidarity with
    “The response of the State of Israel is                                          Venezuela’s Jewish community.                        It’s time again for our annual Purim Art Contest.
weak, late and in any case for us it’s an honor,” Venezuelan       The Simon Wiesenthal Center also blamed Chavez’s
                                                                                                                                     Who can enter: Children in grades 1 to 6 inclusive are eli-
Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro told the Al-Jazeera news demonization of Israel and the Jewish community as the
                                                                                                                                     gible. The children of CJN employees are not eligible.
network about the expulsion. “We’re proud that the State of catalyst for the shul attack and called on world leaders to
Israel that exists today, led by these criminals, made this de- denounce it.                                                         Prizes: The judges will choose one drawing from two dif-
cision.”                                                           “This was no mere hate crime from the margins of society,         ferent students in each grade. These “winning” drawings
                                                                but a reflection of President Chavez’s campaign to demonize          will be published in The CJN’s 2009 Purim Poster. In addi-
   Turkey shul set ablaze                                       Israel and her supporters,” said rabbis Marvin Hier, the cen-
                                                                tre’s founder and dean, and Abraham Cooper, its associate
                                                                                                                                     tion, each of the 12 children whose drawings have been
                                                                                                                                     selected will receive a cheque for $25.
                                                                dean, in a statement. “It is frightening to watch the inevitable
                        By YOAV STERN
                                                                consequences of Iran’s chief ally in the Americas promotion          How to enter: You may submit as many drawings as you
                   Ha’aretz Daily Newspapers Ltd.
                                                                                                                                     want. However, they should not be too small nor too large.
                                                                                                                                     Please paint or draw bright, bold, colourful pictures. You
      Vandals set a synagogue in northwest Turkey ablaze on              RABBI POSITION AVAILABLE                                    may use markers, crayons, paint or pencils. Please send us
  Sunday, sources within the Turkish Jewish community have                                                                           your name, address, phone number, age and grade along
  reported.                                                        Congregation Agudath Achim, founded in 1904,                      with your drawings.
      No one was apparently wounded in the attack, which took      an unaffiliated, traditional congregation in Little
  place in the city of Bursa. The extent of property damage has                                                                      You may mail or deliver your drawings to: CJN
                                                                   Rock, Arkansas, seeks a dynamic Rabbi. We
  yet to be fully assessed.                                                                                                          Community Contests, The Canadian Jewish News, 1500
      The incident came amid a rift between Israel and Turkey      are a congregation of 80 families, with mixed                     Don Mills Road, Suite 205, Toronto, Ont., M3B 3K4. If you
  that was sparked by fierce Turkish censure of Israel’s offen-    seating in our sanctuary. The Rabbi we seek                       want us to return the pictures to you, please provide a
  sive against Hamas in Gaza.                                      must be able to attract members based                             stamped, self-addressed envelope. Otherwise, we will be
      The synagogue is not currently in use for daily prayer,      on teaching quality, spiritual leadership and                     unable to do so.
  since it was shut after the city’s Jewish community shrank       community interaction. We need a Rabbi who
  over the past few decades.                                                                                                         The contest closes at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009. We
                                                                   can invigorate and lead the congregation in its                   will undoubtedly receive many wonderful submissions
      Sunday’s attack was the first such incident to take place
  in Turkey following Israel’s campaign in Gaza, which ended
                                                                   second century. Our Rabbi must be able and                        from children all across the country. But only 12 of the
                                                                   willing to conduct all Shabbat and holiday                        drawings will be chosen as the “winners.” The judges will
  about three weeks ago.                                                                                                             base their decisions on a number of factors such as: the use
      The operation triggered a spate of anti-Semitic attacks      services, including the reading of the Torah, and
                                                                                                                                     of colour, the imaginative quality of the drawing and the
  across the world, most recently the vandalizing of a syna-       have demonstrated ritual skills in all life-cycle                 way it tells an aspect of the story of Purim. The judges’
  gogue in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, late on Friday night.     events. A smicha from a recognized rabbinic                       decisions will be final. The chances of winning depend
      Outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, meanwhile, on           institution is required. A combined salary and                    upon the number and quality of submissions received.
  Sunday warned the cabinet against deepening the schism           benefit package between $80,000 and $100,000
  with Turkey, a key ally of Israel.                                                                                                 How the winner will be announced: The children whose
      “[I’m] very concerned by the behaviour in public on the
                                                                   (USD) is available, based on experience.                          pictures are chosen will be notified by telephone before the
  subject of Turkey,” Olmert said. “Our relations with Turkey                                                                        start of Shabbat on Friday, February 20, 2009.
  are important, and I recommend that we don’t intensify our                   Please send résumé to
  statements on the subject.”                                                Rabbinic Search Committee                               When the prizes will be awarded: The “winning” pictures
      But Olmert added, despite his warning, that Turkey was                 Congregation Agudath Achim                              will be published in The CJN of March 5, 2009. Have fun
                                                                                                                                     and good luck.
  “not exempt from domestic considerations… being a Mus-                          7901 West 5th St.
  lim state on the eve of elections.”                                           Little Rock, AR 72205                                 Any litigation respecting the conduct and awarding of a prize in this contest may
                                                                                                                                                be submitted to the Régie des Loteries et courses du Québec.
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                                                                                    Israel & the Jewish World

                    Canadians play key roles at WJC plenary
              By RON CSILLAG                            Canadians played prominent roles at the          cent years.
              Special to The CJN                    meeting. In one instance, as a resolution pro-           “I don’t know any country
                                                    claiming the Diaspora’s solidarity with Israel       that went through such an ex-
JERUSALEM — Delegates to the 13th ple-              was about to be passed, with a section singling      perience,” Peres said.
nary of the World Jewish Congress held here         out the United States and Australia for their            “So where is the dispropor-
last week left with a renewed solidarity with       special support during the Gaza incursion, Ca-       tion?”
Israel in the wake of the country’s military op-    nadian Jewish Congress co-president Rabbi                Contrary to charges that Is-
eration in Gaza.                                    Reuven Bulka quickly rose to note Canada’s           rael laid siege to Gaza, Peres
    More than 400 delegates from 90 countries,      “steadfast” support, too, adding that Canada’s       said that from June 2007 on-
including 20 from Canada, came together for         was the lone voice opposing a recent one-sided       ward, Israel allowed 42,327
the two-day gathering to hear Israeli politicians   United Nations resolution on the fighting. Can-      trucks carrying 1.8 million
reaffirm their nation’s commitment to destroy-      ada was added to the WJC resolution without          tonnes of fuel and supplies
ing terrorist infrastructure in Gaza, but also to   debate.                                              into Gaza. “The whole story
listen to some delegates’ heart-rending tales of        In his remarks, Israeli President Shimon         of a siege is totally unfounded.
anti-Semitism that the Gaza fighting triggered      Peres said he sought to correct “misunder-           There was never a shortage of
in their countries.                                 standings and misrepresentations” about the          fuel… [or] food.”
    Iran was also front and centre, as experts      Gaza conflict.                                           Peres referred to a stock-
issued dire warnings about the country’s im-            Since 2000, there have been 5,792 Qassam         pile, found in 2005, of weap- At the plenary CJC co-president Rabbi Reuven Bulka,
minent nuclear capabilities.                        rockets and 4,411 mortars fired from Gaza into       ons smuggled into Gaza: left, chats with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
    U.S. cosmetics heir Ronald Lauder was re-       Israel, most of those since Israel quit the terri-   300,000 kilos of dynamite,
instated as the New York-based WJC’s presi-         tory two years ago. The 20,000 or so overall         20,000 rockets, rifles, machine guns and pis-         Rabbi Henry Sobel of Congregation Sao
dent, while Moshe Ronen of Canada was re-           terrorist attacks coming from Gaza resulted in       tols, and a half-million kilograms of ammuni- Paulo Israelite in Brazil was forthright. He
acclaimed as a vice-president.                      842 civilians and 325 Israeli troops killed in re-   tion.                                             called Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez,
                                                                                                             “When you fight terrorism, you can’t have who ejected Israel’s ambassador from his
                                                                                                         a victory characteristic of conventional war be- country, an anti-Semite, and he noted a wor-
                                                                                                         cause there is no uniform, no front, no army. rying trend of anti-Semitism across South
                                                                                                         The only way we have to stop terrorism is to America.
                                                                                                         hit terrorists hard.”                                 Probably the best-received speaker was for-
                                                                                                             He called Hamas “the greatest Arab prob- eign minister Tzipi Livni, the Kadima party’s
                                                                                                         lem.”                                             candidate for prime minister in the Feb. 10
                                                                                                             Asked whether he thinks the terror group election. In a short, direct address, Livni, to
                                                                                                         will continue attacking Israel, Peres said: wide applause, said that Israel is “not going to
                                                                                                         “They won’t do it so quickly. I hope the les- show restraint anymore.”
                                                                                                         son will serve as a deterrent.” (Two days later,      An agreement with Hamas “is not an op-
                                                                                                         Israeli aircraft struck at tunnels used for smug- tion. We need to change the rules of the game
                                                                                                         gling goods and weapons on the border be- until they learn that the rules have changed and
                                                                                                         tween Gaza and Egypt).                            the equation has changed,” she added.
                                                                                                             In a short address, Likud leader and prime        “We are not trying to avoid negotiations.
                                                                                                         ministerial front-runner Benjamin Netanyahu We are trying to do it the right way.”
                                                                                                         said he has “no doubt that ultimately, militant       Canadians voted en bloc against two con-
                                                                                                         Islam will lose the battle against modernity and troversial resolutions, which both passed. One
                                                                                                         freedom. The question is, at what price?”         dealt with the recent decision by Pope Bene-
                                                                                                             He called for a broad alliance with Chris- dict to reverse the excommunication of a Brit-
                                                                                                         tians and moderate Muslims against anti-Sem- ish bishop who openly denies the Holocaust.
                                                                                                         itism and “the creed of hate.”                    It called on the pontiff to “strengthen and rein-
                                                                                                             In his address, Lauder blasted the world’s force the achievements of Jewish-Catholic dia-
                                                                                                         “double standard” in criticizing Israel’s Gaza logue thereby assisting to counter the adverse
                                                                                                         operation.                                        impression arising from the decision concern-
                                                                                                             “How long would your governments wait ing Bishop [Richard] Williamson.”
                                                                                                         if you were threatened, not just by words that        Rabbi Bulka said the resolution missed the
                                                                                                         promised your destruction, but by real rock- point. “To welcome back a Holocaust denier
                                                                                                         ets?” he asked. “When I look at the double flies in the face of elementary decency and is a
                                                                                                         standards the world applied to Jews, I come to travesty,” he told The CJN. “The Pope has to
                                                                                                         the sad conclusion that with anti-Semitism, the make a clear statement addressing and redress-
                                                                                                         best we can hope for is that it goes away for a ing the damage that this decision has caused.”
                                                                                                         time.”                                                The other resolution dealt with the followup
                                                                                                             The anti-Semitism facing European Jews to the UN’s 2001 anti-racism conference,
                                                                                                         “is as bad as it’s ever been,” but “we will de- known as Durban II, slated for later this year.
                                                                                                         fend ourselves. We will not waver,” he said.      Moments after Livni encouraged countries to
                                                                                                             Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak, who boycott Durban II, the measure called on Jew-
                                                                                                         was well received, called the blow against Gaza ish communities around the world to pressure
                                                                                                         the “toughest” ever carried out by the Jewish their governments to ensure that the conference
                                                                                                         state. He said 150 tunnels used for arms smug- is not a replay of the 2001 parley, which de-
                                                                                                         gling were destroyed, along with 250 buildings scended into a chorus of anti-Israel sentiment.
                                                                                                         used by extremists and more than 100 rocket Failing that, the resolution encouraged govern-
                                                                                                         launch pads.                                      ments to stay away from the conference.
                                                                                                             Barak, a former prime minister, said he           Rabbi Bulka said the Canadian delegation
                                                                                                         “strongly believes no other country would was “firmly behind the government of Cana-
                                                                                                         have had such patience for so long” as Israel da,” which announced a year ago that it would
                                                                                                         did. “We are not trigger-happy or looking for not attend Durban II. “They saw long before
                                                                                                         wars,” he added. “I have been through too now where this sham is going. They have been
                                                                                                         many to be looking for wars.”                     proven correct.”
                                                                                                             Several delegates spoke of increased anti-        “To suggest that one can minimize the rac-
                                                                                                         Semitism in their countries. The envoy from ism and hate that will be present at the confer-
                                                                                                         Turkey related that hundreds of thousands of ence is like saying that instead of much poison,
                                                                                                         people in Istanbul attended an anti-Israel rally. we can settle for a little less poison.”
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                                                                                Israel & the Jewish World

                                                                                                              Schalit alive, Sarkozy says      terror operative of the Global Jihad, the

  Papal decision concerns                                                                           After speaking with French President
                                                                                                  Nicolas Sarkozy the father of captured
                                                                                                                                               Israel Defence Forces said. Samiri was
                                                                                                                                               wounded in the strike. Following a rocket
                                                                                                                                               attack on southern Israel on Jan. 28, Israel

 Canadian Jewish Congress
                                                                                                  Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit said he has    launched a successful aerial attack against
                                                                                                  hope for the release of his son from Gaza.   a weapons-making facility in Rafah, the
                                                                                                  Noam Schalit made the remarks Jan. 27        IDF said.
                                                                                                  after being summoned to see
             By SHERI SHEFA                       Other Jewish groups, including the Anti-        Sarkozy. Schalit told reporters in                              U.S focus narrows
                 Staff Reporter                Defamation League and B’nai Brith Interna-         Paris that Sarkozy assured him
                                               tional, have also criticized Bishop William-       his son is alive and that France                           The Obama administration’s
    Canadian Jewish Congress is among son for his comments about the Holocaust.                   is “using every means available”                         focus on Israeli-Arab peace is
                                                                                                  to free him. The soldier has dual                        solely on the Palestinian track
Jewish groups worldwide expressing                As well, the Pope’s move prompted the
concern that Pope Benedict’s decision to lift Israeli Chief Rabbinate to break its ties with      French-Israeli citizenship.           Israel             for now, Hillary Rodham Clin-
                                                                                                                                                           ton said in her first news brief-
an excommunication order against a bishop the Vatican and suspend an annual interfaith
who doubts the accuracy of facts about the meeting with Catholic leaders, scheduled for               Israel strikes back in Gaza       Briefs             ing as U.S. secretary of state.
                                                                                                                                                           She was asked Jan. 27 about
Holocaust could negatively affect Catholic- next month in Jerusalem.
Jewish relations.                                                 In response to calls from         The Israeli Air Force targeted a Gaza      her earlier pledges to advance Israel-Syria
    In a statement last week,                                  the Jewish community, the          man in response to the launching of a Qas-   talks. She said the focus now is appro-
Congress called on local Cath-                                 CCCB released a statement          sam rocket into Sderot. It was the second    priately on the new special envoy to the
olic leaders to speak out against                              that said it “finds abhorrent      rocket attack on Israel and the second       Israel-Palestinian talks, George Mitchell,
the decision.                                                  the notion that somehow the        retaliatory attack in less than 24 hours.    and his visit last week to the region.
    Late last month, the Pope                                  terrible evil of the Holocaust     Israel’s Jan. 29 air strike targeted Mach-
revoked an excommunication                                     is not a fact of history and       mad Uda Chamdan Samiri, 25, a known           – Files from JTA
order against four bishops who                                 joins the Holy Father Pope
were part of a Catholic faction                                Benedict XVI in calling on
that rejects the Second Vatican                                all people to recognize that         Rabbinical Assembly of Canada
Council of the 1960s, which                                    the Holocaust is ‘an admoni-         Institute for Teaching Tefillah
introduced reforms to improve                                  tion against oblivion, nega-
relations with Jews.                                           tion and reductionism.’ ”
                                                                         reductionism.              & School for Shamashim
    The Pope’s move is seen as                                    The CCCB said it rejects                       Change your life—and help others discover themselves
an attempt to bring the bishops      Rabbi Reuven Bulka        Bishop Williamson’s com-
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Remembrance of the Holocaust on Jan. 27.       stuff,” Archbishop Weisgerber said.
    “I believe there were no gas chambers,”       But, he added, everyone was shocked by
Bishop Williamson added.                       Bishop Williamson’s statements.
    “I think that 200- to 300,000 Jews per-       “It is very clear that this view is not only                                         PRINCIPAL
ished in Nazi concentration camps… but unaccepted, but it is completely idiotic.”
none of them by gas chambers.”                    Following CJC’s call to the CCCB               Bialik High School, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, an innovative, co-educational,
    Canadian Jewish Congress urged the to respond, Rabbi Bulka met with Papal
                                                                                                 and pluralistic Jewish high school commi ed to academic excellence, is seeking a
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Nuncio Luigi Ventura, the Vatican’s ambas-
(CCCB) to condemn the Pope’s decision to sador to Canada, to convey the concerns of              dynamic, motivated individual to ll the position of Principal.
lift the excommunication.                      the Jewish community.
    “We call on the leadership of the Catho-      CJC spokesperson Jordan Kerbel said              e Principal is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the
lic Church in Canada to follow the lead of Ventura made a commitment that he would               school, ensuring that the students learn in a safe and congenial atmosphere,
bishops in France, Belgium and Germany, visit with the Pope and express the concerns             supporting and supervising sta , and assisting in the implementation of all
among other countries, in denouncing the of the Canadian Jewish community.                       curricular and extracurricular activities.
Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism of             “We explicitly asked the nuncio to
Bishop Williamson and in reaffirming in no convey to the Vatican that [Bishop] Wil-                e successful educator will possess the following skills/quali cations:
uncertain terms that such hateful views have liamson must publicly renounce his odious
no place in the Church,” CJC co-president views before being granted full communion
Rabbi Reuven Bulka said.                       and welcomed back into the Church,” Rabbi
    “Indeed, we call upon all Catholics in Bulka said in a statement.
Canada, on the pulpit and from the pew, to
join in this denunciation.”                       With files from JTA.

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                                                                              Israel & the Jewish World

   Torontonian aids Yad Vashem expansion project
    By MARK ELLIOTT SHAPIRO                       ing to the United States in 1948.
              Israel Correspondent                Ten years later, they moved to
                                                  Canada. Joe attended high school
JERUSALEM — Another milestone has                 in Toronto and university in Lon-
been passed on the road to continued edu-         don, Ont.
cation about – and greater understanding of           “I was born into a world where
– the Holocaust, and a member of Toronto’s        whole Jewish communities, built
Jewish community is part of that story.           up over centuries, were destroyed
   Joseph Gottdenker, a philanthropist and        mercilessly without a second
Holocaust survivor who serves on the boards       thought,” he told attendees in his
of several Jewish non-profits, is a Yad Vash-     address, which stressed the impor-
em benefactor who recently donated seed           tance of Holocaust education.
money to build a new international seminars           “We must ensure the tragedies of
wing at Yad Vashem’s International School         the past do not repeat themselves in
for Holocaust Studies.                            the lives of our children and grand-
   Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and         children. We must ensure the mem-
Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, is located         ory of every person who perished in
on Har Hazikaron, the Mount of Remem-             the Holocaust is preserved, and that
brance, adjacent to Mount Herzl.                  their stories are told, so that the les-
   A ceremony was held there Jan. 19 to lay       sons of the Holocaust will resound
the cornerstone for the new wing. Some 60         the world over,” he said.
educators from nearly 20 countries attended           “Yad Vashem recognizes this
the event, as did 26 ambassadors.                 responsibility and stands at the
   During the Holocaust, a Polish police of-      forefront of Holocaust commemo-
ficer, Wladyslaw Ziolo, provided asylum to        ration and education.”
Gottdenker and his mother, Bina. When it              He added that “Yad Vashem is
became too dangerous for Bina to remain,          without a doubt the most influential
Ziolo provided her with false identity pa-        and active institution in safeguard- From left, Yaron Ashekanzi, executive director of the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem and
pers, helping her to escape with the Polish       ing the memory of the Holocaust.” Joseph Gottdenker, with his children, Debbie and Adam, join Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, chair-
underground.                                          “As a Holocaust survivor, I man of the Yad Vashem Council; Avner Shalev, chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate, and
   The Ziolo family protected Joe, raising        know only too well the human Canadian Ambassador Jon Allen at the cornerstone-laying ceremony for a new international
him as their own child for almost three years.    capacity for evil. I believe the seminars wing at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies.
After the war, Joe, with the help of his uncle,   only way to rise above this evil is                                                              [Yossi Ben David/Yad Vashem photo]
David Zuckerbrot, was reunited with his par-      through education. It is not enough
ents in Germany.                                  for us to remember the Holocaust in our the Shoah are remembered in the hearts of teach the Holocaust other than as a series of
   The Gottdenkers spent three years in Ger-      hearts. To truly honour the memory of those the third generation and the fourth genera- dates and consequences for Jewish people…
many as displaced persons before immigrat-        who perished, we must ensure that they and tion and every generation to come.”              Secondly, I wanted to learn about modern Is-
                                                                                                    One of the educators taking part in Yad rael, and this seminar has helped me through
                                                                                                Vashem’s winter seminar program, Cana- lectures, but also through experiences out-
                                                                                                dian Steven Van Zoost, an English teacher at side of our classes… Finally, my third reason
                                                                                                Avon View High School in Windsor, N.S., for attending this seminar was that I wanted
                                                                                                 also spoke at the ceremony.                  to promote Holocaust education within my
                                                                                                    Van Zoost said that he “had three reasons profession, something that I will continue to
                                                                                                for attending the winter seminar.             do through professional publications and my
                                                                                                    “First, I wanted to learn about how to university teaching with other teachers.”

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                                                                                         CJN Profile

Godfrey returns to the media after stint with Jays
        By Sheldon KirShner                        but the situation is not as critical as many since fallen on harder times. “The halo has       ished better than second place in the Ameri-
                    Staff Reporter                 people have painted it to be,” said Godfrey, slipped. It bothers me to see new and higher      can League.
                                                   whose office faces the newsroom. “The Post taxes and less services. It’s not the city it           Reflecting on the team’s singular inability

        aul Godfrey, the new president and         is much better off than most people think. once was. It’s time for younger people to           to rise to the very top, he mused, “Sure I
        chief executive officer of the Toronto-    It’s nowhere near where people think it is. step forward.”                                     was disappointed. Every team thinks it can
        based National Post, was in a joking       With some fine-tuning and effort, the Post         As he remembers, he was “totally dumb-      win, but in re ality it’s hard to win unless
mood when a reporter walked into his office        will be around for de cades. We’re a solid founded” when Doug Creighton, one of the            you spend a lot more money than you can
early one afternoon last month.                    read. We have the talent and determination founders of the Toronto Sun, asked him              make.”
    “I’m still looking for the washrooms and       to succeed. To use a baseball analogy, we to be its new publisher. “He wanted me                   Still, Godfrey was an avid fan, attending
where the bodies are buried,” he quip ped,         can hit a home run.”                            because I was high-profile and could bring     every home game and a quarter of the out-
grinning.                                              He added, “The Post can make a contribu- respectability and people skills to the Sun,”     of-town contests and watching the rest on
    Striking a more serious tone, he expressed     tion to Canwest in a short period of time.”     he explained.                                  television.
confidence that he can fulfil his mandate and          Although he was not given a contract           “Certain parts of the job – advertising         “My wife didn’t sue me for divorce,” he
put the National Post – founded by Conrad          when he signed on, he is hardly worried. and circulation – were easy,” Godfrey re-             chuckled.
Black in 1998 – on the road to profitabil-         “I’m way beyond                                                           called. “But con-        Now, at the Post, Godfrey has dispensed
ity.                                               retirement age,”                                                          vincing the edito-   with the scruffy beard he wore for about
    “I hope my appointment will dispel             said Godfrey,                                                             rial people that a   seven years. “It was time for a new look,
rumours that the Post is closing. I wouldn’t       who’s in fine form                                                        former politician    which is similar to the old look,” he said.
have taken this job if I thought so. People        and works out                                                             was their boss           Saying that journalism has changed dra-
feed on gossip. We know that.”                     several times a                                                           was harder. I had    matically since his days at the Sun, Godfrey
    Godfrey, who turned 70 on the cold,            week.                                                                     to convince them     talked about the emergence of the Internet
snowy day he was interviewed, was hired                “I’ll do it as                                                        that I didn’t want   and digital newspapers.
to achieve that objective by Leonard Asper,        long as we’re both                                                        to spin the news,        Although he fears that the Internet will
the president of Canwest Global Commu-             happy. I’ve always                                                        and that took two    gradually erode newspaper circulation,
nications Corp., Ca nada’s largest media           enjoyed every-                                                            to three years.”     he believes that ink-on-paper dailies will
empire.                                            thing I’ve done,”                                                             When Godfrey     survive.
    He arrived at the Post from the Toronto        said Godfrey, who                                                         reported for duty        “Most people love the por tability and
Blue Jays baseball club, where he had              recently returned                                                         in 1984, the Sun     comfort of a hands-on newspaper. People
been president and CEO for the past eight          from a lengthy va-                                                        was widely con-      have been predicting the demise of the news-
years. “I had indicated to him [Asper] that        cation at his Flor-                                                       sidered brash and    paper since the advent of radio and TV. But
I was leaving the Blue Jays and did want to        ida condo. “I’ve                                                          outspoken. “It       newspapers are basically content providers
retire. He asked, ‘Would you like to run the       always had fun                                                            was view ed as a     and will survive.”
Post?’”                                            jobs.”               Paul Godfrey in his office at the national Post     racy newspaper,”          As president of the Post, he revels in the
    Godfrey was gung-ho. ”I’d always had a             The son of                                [Sheldon Kirshner photo] he said, referring      knowledge that he can have an impact on the
love for newspapers,” he said.                     Philip, a scrap                                                          to its photographs    local, provincial and national level.
    No one in the business was really sur-         dealer, and Bess, a political campaign of scantily-clad Sunshine Girls.                            But Godfrey, a Conservative party loyal-
prised by Asper’s decision to tap Godfrey.         manager, he was born in Toronto and raised         Never one to ignore demographics,           ist, has no intention of returning to politics
Prior to his stint with the Jays, Godfrey was      in the Kensington Market neighbourhood.         Godfrey did not throw out that popular         in the future.
publisher of the Toronto Sun and chief ex-             A graduate of Bathurst Heights Secondary feature, but he did upgrade the quality of            “I don’t think so,” said Godfrey, the father
ecutive of Sun Media Corp. At Sun Media            School and the University of Toronto (chem- the Sun by hiring what he calls respectable        of three grown sons. “I have no desire to go
Corp., one of his tasks was to make the Fi-        ical engineering), he launched his career in journalists and columnists.                       back to it, though I’ve been encouraged to
nancial Post profitable. Within three years,       industry. Then, thanks to his mother’s influ-      “The Sun gained a major degree of re-       run provincially and federally. I was always
he had achieved his goal.                          ence, he segued into local politics as a North spectability in the community. We broke         content with my life in Toronto.”
    And now, at the National Post, he is de-       York alderman.                                  news stories, and we were second to none in        Godfrey – who sits on the boards of Bay-
termined to repeat his success.                        In 1973, he was appointed chair of Met- sports coverage. We changed the approach           crest and Mount Sinai Hospital, and whose
    “I’ve honestly felt that the Post is an im-    ropolitan Toronto, a position he held until rather than the culture of the Sun.”               wife Gina is associated with the Jerusalem
portant voice in Canada. I want to ensure that     1984. In this capacity, he was instrumental        Leaving the Sun, God frey reinvented        Foundation – still hopes to bring a National
its longevity is preserved, that its revenue       in bringing the Blue Jays to Toronto. “I had himself as the Blue Jays’ chief executive         Football League franchise to Toronto.
base – advertising and circulation – is strong     always been a sports fan,” he said.             officer. Ted Rog ers, the communications           “Toronto is one of the missing compo-
and that the editorial product is accurate, fair       Taking credit for having helped trans- mogul, recruited him in 2000, the year he           nents of the NFL,” said God frey, who is
and opinionated.”                                  form Toronto into what he described as bought the team. With Godfrey at the helm,              certain that both an NFL and a Canadian
    Godfrey, however, has no illusions.            “North America’s safest and most livable the payroll was increased and the SkyDome             Football Lea gue team can coexist here.
    “The Post is not in the black right now,       city,” Godfrey groused that the city has was purchased, but the Blue Jays never fin-           “Toronto is a great sports city.”

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                                                                          Arts & Travel

     TJFF serves up tea and two very different films
                                                                                                                               By JOSEPH SERGE
                                                                                                                                   Arts Editor

                                                                                                      The Toronto Jewish Film Festival wraps up its Chai Tea & a Movie
                                                                                                  program with two more movies in the next few weeks, one in Toronto and
                                                                                                  the other in its new Richmond Hill location.
                                                                                                      Set in England in 1966, Sixty Six, starring Helena Bonham Carter, is an
                                                                                                  enjoyable movie for the whole family.
                                                                                                      Bernie Reubens hates everything about his life. His father eats dinner in
                                                                                                  his underwear and refuses to drive over 25 miles an hour. Bernie’s older
                                                                                                  brother bullies him both at school and at home. One day at the beach, his
                                                                                                  parents forget all about him and leave him behind.
                                                                                                      The only thing he is looking forward to is starting a new life as a man on
                                                                                                  his bar mitzvah day, nine months away.
                                                                                                      The way he sees it, his bar mitzvah is going to be huge – “the Jesus Christ
                                                                                                  of bar mitzvahs.” It’s going to be a legend. It will be held at the best hotel,
                                                                                                  there will be 350 present-bearing guests, and even crooner Frankie Vaughan
                                                                                                  will be there. More importantly, he himself will be the centre of attention.
                                                                                                      But there are a few snags along the way. His dad’s grocery store is losing
                                                                                                  customers to the big supermarket that just opened up the street. Money is
                                                                                                  tight and they just can’t afford the lavish event Bernie’s older brother got.
                                                                                                      And to make it worse, his bar mitzvah is planned for July 30. This is the
                                                                                                  day of the World Cup final, which England is hosting that year. If England,
                                                                                                  always an underdog, makes it to the final, no one will come to his bar
                                                                                                      Bernie’s only hope is that England doesn’t make it past the first round.
                                                                                                  “Don’t worry,” his blind rabbi tells him. “England never gets to the final.”
                                                                                                      Bernie takes to chanting voodoo curses at the English team, and sending
                                                                                                  letters to the team’s manager threatening him if he picks certain good players.
                                                                                                  At synagogue, he prays to God for the English players to get a bout of diar-
                                                                                                  rhea during the games.
                                                                                                      Does England make the final? If you don’t know, I won’t tell you, except
                                                                                                  to say English soccer fans today still talk about 1966 the way Toronto Maple
      Bernie Reubens (Gregg Sulkin) with his mother Esther played by Helena Bonham Carter.        Leaf fans talk about 1967.
                                                                                                                         Sixty Six is a fun, light-hearted coming-of-age film. It is
                                                                                                                     being screened on Feb. 15 at the Sheppard Grande Theatre,
                                                                                                                     4861 Yonge St.
                                                                                                                                                 * * *
                                                                                                                         Two Ladies (Dans La Vie) is a French movie about toler-
                                                                                                                     ance. It was screened at the Toronto International Film Fes-
                                                                                                                     tival in 2007.
                                                                                                                         The film is set in a city in the south of France during
                                                                                                                     the Second Lebanon War. Esther, an elderly Jewish lady,
                                                                                                                     is confined to a wheelchair. Her son, a neurologist, hires
                                                                                                                     Selima, a young, well-assimilated Muslim woman, to be her
                                                                                                                     nurse. Esther, he tells her, is temperamental and might be
                                                                                                                     hard to deal with. In fact, shortly afterward, she fires her
                                                                                                                     housekeeper/companion for being too boring for her.
                                                                                                                         In a bind, the son accepts Selima’s offer to have her
                                                                                                                     mother, Halima, take care of Esther during the day.
                                                                                                                         Halima appears to be prejudiced and anti-Israeli. Watch-
                                                                                                                     ing the news of the Lebanon war that is taking place, she
                                                                                                                     flips the bird at the Israeli troops on her screen. But she
                                                                                                                     accepts Selima’s job offer. She needs the money to be able
                                                                                                                     to make the pilgrimage to Mecca once before she dies, as is
                                                                                                                     every Muslim’s duty.
                                                                                                                         Seems like a recipe for disaster: a bitter, angry Jewish
                                                                                                                     woman and an anti-Israeli Muslim woman.
                                                                                                                         But, as this sentimental movie shows, rivals can get
                                                                                                                     along. The two ladies find out they’re both originally from
                                                                                                                     Algeria and have much in common. Soon, they become best
                                                                                                                         But it’s not easy for Halima. She becomes the shame of
                                                                                                                     her neighbourhood. Her neighbours criticize her and com-
                                                                                                                     plain that she is going to Mecca with Jewish sin money.Even
                                                                                                                     her other children want her to give up the job. In despair, she
                                                                                                                     asks her imam for help. He tells her that on the contrary,
                                                                                                                     even Mohammed made deals with Jews.
                                                                                                                         Two Ladies is a warm-hearted movie about tolerance and
                                                                                                                     open-mindedness. It screens at the Silver City in Richmond
                                                                                                                     Hill, 8725 Yonge St. on March 1.
                                                                                                                         For both movies, tea is at 1 p.m., movie at 2 p.m. Tickets
                                                                                                                     are $15 each. For Sixty Six only, one ticket also allows ad-
                                                                                                                     mission for two children under 12. Tickets can be bought at
                                                                                                                     the door or by calling 416-967-1528.
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                                                                                          Arts & Travel

                                     Eye on Arts
                                                  By BILL GLADSTONE

   CBC DOCUMENTARY TELLS                           A New Musical, based on the popular TV
  STORY OF INTERRUPTED LOVE                        show featuring the character Fonzie. Elgin
                                                   Theatre, Feb. 3 to 15. For a special offer on
   An upcoming CBC feature documenta-              tickets ($50 or $25) until Feb. 8, order online
ry, Love Interrupted, tells the story of two       using code “ARNOLD” or by phone, 416-
couples, including Alfred and Isabel Bader,        644-3665.
who were torn apart by race, class and reli-       • Acting Up Stage Theatre Company pres-
gion.                                              ents the Toronto première of A New Brain, a
   Alfred was sent to Canada in the first          musical by William Finn and James Lapine
kindertransport from Vienna. He completed          about a children’s composer with a rare brain
high school in Quebec, studied at Queen’s          disorder, whose unwritten songs come to life
University, and became a businessman, art          in his hospital room. As usual, playwright
dealer and philanthropist. He fell in love with    Finn includes some aspect of his Jewish heri-
Isabel in 1949 but broke up with her in 1950       tage in the story. The cast includes Steven       Helena Bonham Carter, left, stars in Sixty-Six, a coming-of-age comedy set in England
because she did not feel she could convert         Gallagher, Barbara Barsky, Thom Allison,          during the World Cup of 1966. See review on page 34.
to Judaism.                                        Juan Chioran, Allie Hughes, Steve Ross            mission $7 includes refreshments. 585 Cran- Tea 1 p.m., film 2 p.m. One purchased adult
   He married another woman (who con-              and Paula Wolfson. The artistic producer          brooke Ave., Sunday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to 1 ticket includes two children free admissions.
verted to Judaism) and they had two sons,          is Mitchell Marcus. $25 to $40. Berkeley          p.m. 416-789-5502, www.           416-967-1528,
but he broke up his marriage after 30 years        Street Theatre Downstairs, Feb. 12 to March       • The Winterfolk Roots and Blues Festival                         ***
to return to Isabel. (The other couple in the      1. 416-368-3110,            features more than 80 artists performing
documentary were kept apart because he             • Studio 5040 presents Looking for Love           roots and blues music in four venues over At the Galleries
was an Italian Catholic waiter and she was         in All the Wrong Places: A Friday the 13th        three days. Artists include Danny Marks, • Honest Threads, an exhibition by Toronto
an English doctor’s daughter.)                     Valentines Cabaret with Gabi Epstein and          Dave Borins, Mose Scarlett, Treasa Le- artist Iris Haussler, is an interactive instal-
   The theme of Love Interrupted is love and       Patrick Brown. “An evening of seriously           vasseur, Bob Snider, Al Lerman, Noah lation that relates intimate stories about the
reconnection. It airs as a Valentine’s Day         cynical songs and sad but true horror stories     Zacharin, Howard Gladstone and artistic lending and borrowing of personal garments
special on Feb. 12, 9 p.m.                         for anyone who has followed the rocky road        director Brian Gladstone. The venues are and the memories they carry. The works are
                     ***                           to love.” $15. Toronto Centre for the Arts,       at the corner of Danforth and Broadview presently on view at Honest Ed’s department
Theatre Notes                                      Studio Theatre, 5040 Yonge St. Feb. 13 (one       avenues and most events are free. Feb. 13 to store, 2nd floor east wing, 581 Bloor St. at
•Teatron Toronto Jewish Theatre is prepar-         night only). Doors and cabaret-style bar open     15.                           Bathurst.
ing to stage a production in English of The        7:15 p.m., show starts 8:15. 416-872-1111,        • The Toronto Jewish Film Festival’s Chai • Rouge Contemporary Projects presents
Dybbuk, S. Anski’s famed Yiddish play of a                        Tea & A Movie series continues with a its first major exhibition, Judy Chicago:
century ago. The production features a cast                             ***                          screening of Sixty Six (UK, 2006), direc- A Survey of Important Works, featuring
of more than 20 actors, including Howard           Arts in Brief                                     tor Paul Weiland’s family film about a boy test plates, goddess sculptures and draw-
Jerome, Mark Albert, Ron Boyd, Jonah               • The Winchevsky Centre and Toronto’s             whose bar mitzvah overlaps with a soccer ings that led up to her groundbreaking work,
Hundert and Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman.            Secular Jewish Community School present           World Cup with England in the champion- The Dinner Party. This exhibition of more
The director is Ari Weisberg. Leah Posluns         a Tu b’Shvat celebration featuring Toronto        ship. The film skilfully re-creates the era of than 100 works, most never seen before in
Theatre, Feb. 25 to March 8. www.teatronthe-       singer-songwriter Chris McKhool’s envi-            1966 and features a terrific cast that includes Canada, runs from Feb. 10 to March 22., 416-781-5527                             ronmental songs and activities. Also includes     Helena Bonham Carter. Sheppard Grande Opening reception. Feb. 14, 2 to 5 p.m. 732
• Dancap Productions presents Happy Days:          a secular humanistic Tu b’Shvat seder. Ad-        Theatre, 4861 Yonge St. Sunday, Feb. 15. Queen St. E. 416-778-0555

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                                                                                           Arts & Travel

                   Duo follows the yellow brick road to charity
 By AdAm michAel SegAl                                                                                                                                                  anthropic and that made me see
         Special to The CJN                                                                                                                                             how important it is to give back to
                                                                                                                                                                        the community,” notes Weisz, who
    People with multiple passions                                                                                                                                       is also involved with the Friends of
often lament they don’t have enough                                                                                                                                     Simon Wiesenthal, UJA Federation
time to pursue all of them.                                                                                                                                             of Greater Toronto, Mount Sinai
    But for Eric Weisz and Jason                                                                                                                                        Hospital and other causes.
Spetter, the limits of the 24-hour                                                                                                                                          Spetter was also brought up
clock don’t seem to matter. Indeed,                                                                                                                                     with a deep social consciousness
these luminaries always make time                                                                                                                                       and community focus.
for their passions, especially since                                                                                                                                        “My grandmother, who passed
doing so benefits so many others.                                                                                                                                       away at the age of 98 in 2007, was
    By day, they are immersed in                                                                                                                                        a big inspiration to me,” he says.
the demanding corporate world.                                                                                                                                          “She never had much money, but
Weisz toils as managing director of                                                                                                                                     always found a way to give back,
The Effort Trust Company, while                                                                                                                                         no matter what. Even though she
Spetter is a lawyer at Lipman, Zener                                                                                                                                    didn’t have a car, she still vol-
& Wazman LLP.                                                                                                                                                           unteered with Meals on Wheels,
    By night, they are co-founders of                                                                                                                                   taking a bus to do all the deliver-
Fallen Rock Productions, which de-                                                                                                                                      ies.”
velops musical theatre productions                                                                                                                                          Spetter notes he is trying to set a
to benefit charities.                                                                                                                                                   similar example for his two daugh-
    “It’s amazing what you can                                                                                                                                          ters, aged two and four, about the
do when you’re motivated,” says                                                                                                                                         importance of supporting and
Spetter, 36. “We both love our jobs                                                                                                                                     building community.
and we are also passionate about the                   The cast of Wizard of Oz in rehearsal. Proceeds go to a children’s charity.                                         In addition to the delight of the
theatre and giving back, so we find                                                                                                                                    audiences and POGO, Fallen Rock
the time to do it all.”                             All proceeds will go towards the Pedi-                Chorus Line and the director really pushed         is serving another integral purpose as a breed-
    Since 2003, Fallen Rock has donated          atric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO),                  me to play a particular role,” recalls Spetter.    ing ground for up and coming actors.
over $250,000 to various charitable causes       which is dedicated to Ontario’s children                     “When I delivered my lines, the laughter           “Emerging artists look to Fallen Rock in
through its theatrical productions, including    with cancer, working towards equal access                from the audience caught me right away.            order to further their careers,” says Weisz.
Moulin Rouge, West Side Story, Little Shop       to state-of-the-art diagnosis, treatment, care           From that moment, I was in love with               “As we have grown and gained exposure, we
of Horrors, Grease, Joseph and the Amazing       and optimal quality of life.                             theatre.”                                          provide these artists with a chance to perform
Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Beauty and the           “POGO is a very compelling cause,” says                   Weisz also nurtured a love for the stage       and get noticed by casting directors and pro-
Beast.                                           Weisz, 37. “We are extremely happy to be                 at camp and many years later, the two recon-       ducers. And we have been a real springboard
    This year, executive producer Weisz, ar-     helping them out.”                                       nected at Osgoode Hall Law School, where           for them to do that.”
tistic director Spetter and their growing cast      Although this is the seventh year Fallen              in true thespian fashion, they participated in         Actors who have appeared in Fallen Rock
and crew will be presenting the Wizard of Oz     Rock has put on its show, the company’s                  a mock trial production.                           performances have gone on to professional
from Feb. 18-22 at the Isabel Bader Theatre      history goes back to the mid-1980s, when                     After law school, they decided to parlay       endeavours at Mirvish Productions, the Shaw
in Toronto.                                      Weisz and Spetter were campers at Waha-                  their theatrical talents into a production         Festival and Stratford.
    “The Wizard of Oz is a timeless classic,”    nowin near Orillia, Ont.                                 company that would perform solely to benefit           Tickets for the Wizard of Oz are avail-
says Weisz.“It’s great for audiences of all         “I was a really shy kid at camp, but they              good causes.                                      able at or by calling 416-
ages.”                                           were casting for a camp production of A                      “I grew up in a family that was very phil-     978-8849.

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                                                                                                                Books & Authors

               Berr’s Holocaust diary is a jolting testament
                  By SHELDON KIRSHNER                                                                 On March 7, 1944, a few months prior to France’s lib-        derstand it at all. I suf fer from the spectacle of human
                             Staff Reporter                                                        eration, she and her parents, Raymond and Antoinette,           beastliness.”
                                                                                                   were arrested, deported to the Drancy transit camp and             Rejecting Zionism, she compares it to “hideous fanati-

         elene Berr was born on March 27, 1921, in Paris shipped to Auschwitz.                                                                                     cal Germanism,” a comparison that readers will question.
         and died on April 10, 1945, in Bergen-Belsen,                                                She survived, though her parents were murdered. But          Berr’s naievety also surfaces when she protests that 25
         only five days before the British army liberated in November of that year, she was transferred to Bergen-                                                 Jewish families have been arrested “without the slightest
this wretched concentration camp.                                                                  Bel sen, where she contracted typhus. Un able to get up         reason.”
    Hers was a life nipped in the bud by the forces of fa- from her bunk for re veille, she was brutally beaten to                                                    Likening her plight to a traveller lost in a desert, she
naticism and racism.                                                                               death.                                                          says, “Nobody will ever
    One of five children born to a prosperous, assimilated                                            Fortunately, Berr entrusted her diary – which has been       know what this summer
Jewish middle-class family, she was a student of English compared to Anne Frank’s – to a family employee, who                                                      and autumn have been
literature at the Sorbonne.                                                                        in turn gave it to Berr’s fiancé.                               for me. Nobody will
    Whatever dreams and ambitions she had were shattered                                              The English-language version, The Journal of Helene          ever know, because I
by Germany’s occupation of France.                                                                 Berr (McClelland & Stewart) has now been published. A           have carried on living…
    On April 7, 1942, she began to keep a diary. She portrait of a sensitive woman and a dark era, it is a diary                                                   But not a single one of
stopped writing on Nov. 28, 1942, and resumed her entries dripping with tragedy.                                                                                   my deep thoughts …
on Aug. 25, 1943.                                                                                     In one of her first entries, she complains about the ab-     hasn’t been a source of
                                                                                                                      normal situation Jews like herself face.     pain. I’ve not suffered
                                                                                                                      “I am fed up with not being normal. I        physically yet… But in
                                                                                                                      am fed up with no longer feeling as free     my soul, in my affec-
                                                                                                                      as air.”                                     tions and in a general
                                                                                                                          A beautiful spring day, as well as a     sense, I have lived and
                                Dining                                                                                leisurely walk to a bookshop, alleviate
                                                                                                                      her sor row. But Berr is soon plunged
                                                                                                                                                                   am living in perpetual

                               Pleasures                                                                              into a state of despair, depressed by the
                                                                                                                      news that Jews are obliged to wear the
                                                                                                                      dreaded yellow star and that a friend’s
                                                                                                                                                                      Berr can’t quite
                                                                                                                                                                   comprehend the scope
                                                                                                                                                                   and madness of Nazi
                                                                                                                      father has died in a concentration camp.     policy. As she puts it,
                                                                                                                      As she writes: “The thought of that          “we talked about Mme.
                                                                                                                      death haunt ed me and turned every-          Samuel. In the end, she
                                                                                                                      thing else into nothing.”                    was deported. She had
                                                                                                                          Berr expresses indignation that Jews     been left behind because
                                                                                                                      have been subjected to anti-Semitic re-      she was a half-Jew and            Helene Berr in 1942
                                                                                                                      strictions. They are no longer entitled      a pregnant mother. But
                                                                                                                      to cross the Champs-Elysees and fre-         they deported her from the clinic in a hospital car; that
                                                                                                                      quent theatres and restaurants. “I boiled    cannot be true.”
                                                                                                                      over with such rage that I had to… calm         In a heart-rending entry, she won ders whether the
                                                                                                                      myself down,” she notes.                     world will ever be able to understand what it was like to
                                                                                                                          Told that a new roundup of Jews          live through “this appalling tempest when you are ready
                                                                                                                      is imminent, she writes, “A wave of          to grasp life’s beauty.”
                                                                                                                      terror has been gripping everybody…             At the Place de la Concorde, pas sing a group of
                                                                                                                      It appears that the SS have taken            Germans, she observes, “Without knowing what they
                                                                                                                      command in France and that terror must       are doing, those men have deprived… Europe of joie de
                                                                                                                      follow.”                                     vivre. They clashed so sharply with the fragile and lumi-
                                                                                                                          Berr reports that “factory girls” have   nous beauty of Paris: men capable of committing such
                                                                                                                      requested permission to marry their          horrors… men of a race that has spawned the Nazi leaders
                                                                                                                      Jewish boyfriends so they can stave off      who have gone so far in self-abasement, despiritualiza-
                                                                                                                      deportation. She also says that “people      tion and stupidity as to become no more than brainless
                                                                                                                      on the street” regard her with sympathy      automata…”
                                                                                                                      and compassion.                                 Later, she adds, “Nowadays, and this is new, when I
                                                                                                                          The deportations, however, do not        see a German man or woman, I notice, with amazement,
                                                                                                                      cease: “Mme. Carpentier saw two              that a wave of anger rises up inside me, I want to strike
                                                                                                                      goods trains at Drancy in which men          them. For me, they have become the people perpetrating
                                                                                                                      and wo men had been stacked like             the evil I come up against every minute.”
                                    W                                              t.
                                                                                                                      cattle, without even any straw, for de-         In a similar vein, she muses, “There can be no security
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                                                                                                                                                                   don’t have much prospect of keeping out of the way,
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                                                                                                                          Judaism, she maintains, is a religion,
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                                                                                                                                                                      Berr, in her bones, has internalized her fate. “I know
                                                                                                                                                                   that if we are taken I will be deported separately from
                                                                                                                                                                   my parents and that the separation will be atrociously
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                                                                                                                      I suffer so much, because I do not un-       more jolting testament in the annals of the Holocaust.
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                        84   ROOM WANTED FOR RENT
                        85   APARTMENT WANTED
                        87   PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
                       105   COTTAGE FOR SALE
                       110   COTTAGE FOR RENT
                       115   COTTAGE FOR RENT/SALE
                       120   COTTAGE WANTED
                       122   TIME SHARE FOR SALE
                       123   TIME SHARE FOR RENT
                       124   ARIZONA PROPERTIES
                       125   FLORIDA PROPERTY FOR SALE
                       130   FLORIDA PROPERTY FOR RENT
                       135   FLORIDA PROPERTY FOR SALE/RENT
                       140   FLORIDA ACCOMMODATION WANTED
                       143   FLORIDA SHARED ACCOMM. AVAIL.
                       145   FLORIDA SHARED ACCOMM. WANTED
                       147   FLORIDA ACCOMMODATION
                       150   FLORIDA TRANSPORTATION
                                                                           BATHURST / WILSON — NEW LISTING
                                                                                                                                               FEATURE HOME OF THE WEEK
                       155   ISRAEL PROPERTY FOR SALE
                       160   ISRAEL PROPERTY FOR RENT
                       165   ISRAEL PROPERTY FOR SALE/RENT      Custom 4 + 2 bdrm, 5 baths, 4,200 sunsplashed sq ft + fin bsmt, open
                             ISRAEL PROPERTIES WANTED
                             ISRAEL ACCOMMODATION WANTED        concept, dramatic architectural design, soaring ceilings, 3 balc, 2 frplc,                                                BATHURST / CLARK
                             ISRAEL TRANSPORTATION
                             OUT-OF-TOWN PROPERTIES
                                                                loaded with character. $1,249,000. Call David Eichorn* (416) 787-1712.                                                  COUNTRY IN THE CITY!
                       185   OUT-OF-COUNTRY PROPERTIES                                        * * *                                                                                   Bright, spacious 4 + 1 bdrm
                             VACATION PROPERTY AVAILABLE
                             VACATION PROPERTIES WANTED
                                                                BATHURST / WILSON — UNBELIEVABLE LOW PRICE!!                                                                          custom home on 50.85 x 144
                       196   VACATION PROPERTIES-EXCH./SHARE    Picturesque Allingham Gdns Spacious 3 bdrm bung on 51 ft. lot, 3                                                      ft. lot, 3,600 sq. ft., 4 baths,
                       198   SPACE FOR LEASE
                                                                baths, hrdwd flrs, combined lr/dr ideal for entertaining, huge rec room,                                              large principal rms, main flr
                                                                                                                                                NEW PRICE
                       199   COMMERCIAL PROPERTY AVAILABLE
                             OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
                             OFFICE SPACE WANTED
                                                                attached gar. Prime location close to all amenities. ONLY $449,000                                                    fam room + lib, sep side entr
                       202   STORAGE SPACE WANTED               — ACT NOW! Call David Eichorn* (416) 787-1712.                                                                        to in-law ste, thermopane
                       203   STORAGE SPACE AVAILABLE
                       205   LAND/LOTS FOR SALE                                               * * *                                             win. Adjoining green belt affords unobstructed view. PRICED FOR
                       210   LAND/LOTS FOR LEASE                     BATHURST / COLDSTREAM — RARE OFFERING                                      IMMEDIATE SALE @ $749,000. Call David Eichorn* (416) 787-1712.
                       220   INVESTMENT PROPERTIES
                       225   INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES           Custom 4 + 1 bdrm, approx 2,600 sq ft, 4 baths, main flr fam room,
                       230   BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES             9 ft ceilings on main flr, hardwood floors, crown mouldings, pot lights,
                             BUSINESS FOR SALE
                             BUSINESS WANTED                    w/o to deck. ASKING $799,000. Call David Eichorn* (416) 787-1712.              BATHURST CONDOS FOR SALE
                       237   CAREERS/RECRUITMENT
                                                                                                * * *                                          • LAWRENCE PLAZA (ENCORE)—EXCLUSIVE Bright, spa-
                             EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
                             EMPLOYMENT WANTED                                      BATHURST / LAWRENCE                                                               LD
                                                                                                                                                 cious corner unit, 1,150 sq ft,S O
                                                                                                                                                                                2 bdrms, 2 baths, eat-in kit, $369,000.
                       246   VOLUNTEERS
                       247   DAY CARE AVAILABLE                 Renovated 3 + 2 bdrm bungalow on pie-shaped lot, 45 ft frontage                • BATHURST / WILSON (VIVA) Penthouse, 1225 sf, 9 ft ceilings
                             DAY CARE WANTED
                             DOMESTIC HELP AVAILABLE
                                                                widens to 84 ft at rear. Fin bsmt, walk to park. INCREDIBLY PRICED               In lr/dr, panoramic view, exquisite decor +++, $349,000.
                       255   DOMESTIC HELP WANTED               AT ONLY $449,000 — ACT NOW! Call David Eichorn* (416) 787-1712.
                       257   HEALTHCARE AVAILABLE
                                                                                                * * *                                          • BATHURST / STEELES Luxurious corner unit, approx 1,300
                       258   HEALTHCARE WANTED
                                                                                                                                                 sq ft, 2 bdrms, solarium / fam rm combo, $319,000.
                       259   SENIORS                                         HOUSES & APARTMENTS FOR RENT
                             BUSINESS PERSONALS
                             PEOPLE SEARCH                      • BATHURST / LAWRENCE 3 + 2 br bung, sep entry to huge bsmt,                   • BATHURST / LAWRENCE Spacious 2 bdrm, 2 bath West
                       270   PERSONALS
                                                                  hrdwd floors, 2 eat-in kitchens, parkette on side & back, $2,750 / mo.         unit, 1200 sf, newly renovated & redesigned kitchen, $298,000.
                       273   INTRODUCTION SERVICES
                       275   PERSONAL COMPANIONS WANTED         • PRINCE CHARLES PARK 3 + 1 bdrm, gorgeous spot, $2,000 / mo.                  • EARL BALES Charming unit w/ open balcony, picturesque view
                             PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY
                             ANNOUNCEMENTS                      • FRASERWOOD AVE Lux 3 bdrm apt, 2 baths, balcony, $1,450 / mo.                  of park, open concept, 9 ft ceilings, locker, parking $219,000.
                             LOST & FOUND
                                                                • AVENUE / BATHURST / LAWRENCE Charming 2 br bung, $1,450 / mo.                 CALL DAVID EICHORN* (416) 787-1712
                       300   ARTICLES FOR SALE                  • AVENUE / BATHURST / LAWRENCE 2 bdrm apartment, $1,120 / mo.
                       305   ARTICLES WANTED
                       313   BOATS                                Call David Eichorn* (416) 787-1712.                                                                 *BROKER OF RECORD
                       315   CARS
                       320   CONTENTS SALE

                       325   GARAGE SALE

                       SERVICE DIRECTORY
                       345   ACCOUNTING
                       350   APPLIANCES
                       355   AUDIO-VISUAL SALES/REPAIRS
                       357   AUTOMOTIVE                                                                                    BROKER
                                                                                                                                                                                             in Toronto -
                       358   BRIDAL

                                                                    30 YEARS OF REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE
                       365   CARPENTRY
                       368   CARPETS
                             CLEANING/CLEANING SUPPLIES         RECEIVE AVAILABLE LISTINGS THROUGH MY PREFERRED CLIENT                                                                       Luxury Homes Sales
                                                                                                                                              *Dollar Value Sale Of
                             CLOTHING                             LIST VIA EMAIL PLEASE REGISTER AT                         MLS Listings Sold                            over $2,000,000*
                       382   COUNSELLING

                                                                                                        TIMELESS CLASSIC - OLD YONGE - $7,995,000
                       385   COMPUTER
                       386   DANCING
                       387   DECORATING
                             DRY CLEANING/LAUNDRY              Gorgeous park-like setting on approx 2 acres with mature trees, manicured lawns & sparkling pool. 7 br’s , 5 bth’s. Charming break-
                                                               fast room with domed octagonal cathedral ceiling & expansive bow window.
                             FINANCIAL                                                                         BAYVIEW/YORK MILLS - $7,395,000
                                                               Joe Brennan build, Katherine Newman décor. Tennis court & pool Mature trees & shrubs, exquisite gardens. Dramatic 2-storey foyer
                       404   FITNESS & WEIGHT LOSS
                       405   FURNITURE
                       406   GARAGE DOORS
                             HEALTH & BEAUTY                   w/circular rotunda & spectacular skylight. 4 + 2 br’s , 9 bth’s. Entertainment room, wet bar w/full kitchen, exercise rm & spa.
                                                                                                                     THE HAZELTON - $6,880,000
                       412   HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING
                       415   HOME IMPROVEMENTS
                       416   HOME INSPECTION
                             INTERNET SERVICE
                             INVITATIONS/PRINTING/CALLIG.      Ultra luxury penthouse in the heart of Yorkville. Designed with Old World European flair balanced with small scale exclusivity. Amenities
                                                               include pool, fitness centre & spa & 24/7 concierege.
                       425   JEWELLERY
                       427   JUDAICA
                       430   LEASING
                             LAWYERS                                                                                  LYTTON PARK - $3,350,000
                                                               Nestled in a lush ravine setting. Architect Richard Wengle. 6 + 1 br’s, 6 bth’s. 10’ ceilings, Cameo kitchen, 3 skylights, 3rd level office
                       433   LESSONS
                       434   LIMOUSINE/TAXI
                       435   LIQUIDATION
                             MAKE-UP                           w/ sliding glass doors w/o to deck. Co-list Jack Samuel.
                                                                                                                   THE CHEDINGTON - $2,995,000
                       440   MISCELLANEOUS
                       442   MUSICAL SERVICES
                       443   MORTGAGES
                             PEST CONTROL                      One-of-a-kind, 2-storey penthouse w/ breathtaking ravine views. Pvt. elevator access to both floors. 5,390 sq.ft. Walnut floors, cherry
                                                               paneled library, bow window in dining room & mstr ens. 5 br’s, 7 bth’s. 4 terraces.
                       450   PAINTING/WALLPAPERING
                       452   PARTY SERVICES
                       455   PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO
                             PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
                                                                                                                       FOREST HILL - $1,998,000
                             RETIREMENT HOMES
                                                               Classic Tudor-style on one of the prettiest streets in Forest Hill. Approx 4,000 sq. ft. 7 br’s, 6 bth’s. Hardwood throughout, oak paneled
                             SATELITE & EQUIPMENT
                             SECURITY SYSTEMS                  walls, 3 f/p’s crown moulding, leaded glass paned windows, Fr. doors. Fin. l.l.
                       481   SEWING
                             SNOW REMOVAL
                             TABLE COVERING
                                                                                                                             *Sales Representative **Broker

                                                                                                               416-441-2888 ext. 291
                       493   TAILORING/ALTERATIONS
                       495   TILING
                       496   TRAINING
                       498   TRAVEL & TOURISM
                       500   TUTORING
                       510   UPHOLSTERY
                             WAITERING SERVICES
                             WINDOW SERVICES
                       550   WORKSHOPS
                                                                                                                                         40 CONDO FOR                                                                 416-271-6569. filipina nanny,
                                                                                                                                electric f/p, new kitch., new appl. elementary and high school Live-in/out would provide light
                                                                                                                                 spectacular ocean view. 11th flr.                                                     Caring lady
                                                                                                                                             SALE/RENT                                                                 housekeeping Service, avail.,
                                                                                                                                $1250 incl. utils., TV/Cable, A/C, levels. Must be fluent in English, caregiver for sponsorshipwe can
                                                                                                                                 Drastically reduced to US                                                                                                                 D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Del’s Cleaning& companionship
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                                                                                                                 The Canadian JBayview/Egl., spac.sec., private Hebrew and Yiddish. Fax resume: no elderly. Knowledge in medica-
                                                                                                                                 $440,000. Robert 786-395-6666
                                                                                                                                u/grnd. prkng., 24/7
                                                                                                                                                              2 bdr., den,                                             for fee to employer. Please
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      clean houses, renovation 5, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   February clean         th
                                                                                                                                park, TTC, nicely furn’d./unfurn’d. 416-787-9044.                                     call 416-322-2881 or visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       tions. Drives car. 647-831-2716.
                                                                                                                               appls., f/p, pkg., locker, 1,256 sq.                                                   up, and after cleaning. Call
                                                                                                                                Suits 1 person. 416-782-9989.                                               
                                                                                                                               ft. No agents. Call 416-488-4695.
                                                                                                                                 Boca Raton. Relax in spac.                                                           416-743-4174/416-710-0408.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Fully trained P.S.W. Exper. & refs.
                                                                                                                                     1040 bth., 1,563 sf condo.
                                                                                                                                           PRIVATE HOUSES                              190 VACATION                              250 DOMESTIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  250 DOMESTIC                              C
                                                                                          10 CONDOMINIUMS
                                                                                          30 PRIVATE HOUSES                      2 bed., 2 CONDO FORFLORIDA
                                                                                                                                           125 FLORIDA                                                                Caregiver, live-in work. Seniors/ Ben B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               275 companion, avail.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Looking forPERSONALnanny,
                                                                                                                                         190 VACATION lux.
                                                                                                                                           125  FOR SALE with                        250 DOMESTIC                     Live-in/outAVAILABLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               HELP AVAILABLE  filipina                 COM 3
                              5 HOUSES FOR SALE                                                   FOR SALE                                   SALE/RENT
                                                                                                                                 55+, gated community                                     PROPERTY
                                                                                                                                                                                   HELP AVAILABLE                               HELP sponsorship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for elderly care, PT or FT.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       children. 416-742-9554. avail., manu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      COMPANIONS WANTED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      caregiver for
                                                                                                                                             PROPERTY busses,
                                                                                                                                 clubhouse,New 400 sf house.
                                                                                                                                                       pools,                             AVAILABLE                   647-377-7832.
                                                                                                                                 Thornhill.                                                                           no fee to employer. Please All kin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Nannies/caregivers available. umen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Personal Support Worker
                                                                                                                                Bayview/Egl., spac.backs pond. Nannies/caregivers available. Early 50’s Jewish prof. looking great
                                                                                                                                 5 bed., AVAILABLE
                                                                                                                                               FOR SALE
                                                                                                                                                $107,000 USD. den,
                                                                                                                                 Temple. FOR SALE bdr., Gail.  2
                                                                                     Thornhill. New 400 sf house.                            w/o bsmnt.,
                                                                                                                                appls., f/p, pkg., 416-886-8943.
                                                                                                                                                         locker, 1,256 sq.                                            Filipina sponsorship. No male,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      callwork with elderly or newborn, estab
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       In/out &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       for 416-322-2881 or fee for
                                                                                                                                 1-877-362-5648 or Judy or Bill, In/out &Cana, Dominican Republic. estab. & caregiver like-minded 416-8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    with nursing
                                                                                     5 bed., w/o bsmnt., backs pond.
                                                                                     905-886-4227, 416-886-8943.
                                                                                                                                 905-886-4227,                                Punta sponsorship. No fee for           backgroundseeksCarolwork for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       employer. Call 416-932-3042.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       live in/out. Contact
                                                                                                                               Punta investment 416-488-4695. employer. paradise. New 4 bed., female who trust, being or Sandra CJN
                                                                                                                                ft. No agents. Call
                                                                                                                               Rare Cana, Dominican Republic.
                                                                                                                                                            opp. in south     Golfer’s Call 416-932-3042.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     fit, avail.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           People you likes               spoiled.
                                                                                          Fab. end unit, over 2500 sf +                                                                                                                 babysitting w/ends +
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      elderly or care of the people you love Elect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       at 647-886-5143. exp, avail. to
                                                                                                                                              15 HOUSES
                                                                                                                               Florida! paradise. lots 4 bed.,
                                                                                                                               Golfer’s750 buildingNew & 75 lots              5 1/2 bth., sleeps 8. Maid & CJN taking#5243. Very committed. Ben
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lady with companion, avail.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Caregiver,18 yrs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      some week days.
                                                                                        lrg. balcony, HOUSES 3 bth.,
                                                                                                 15 2 bed + den,               5ATTENTION SNOW BIRDS - Lady with 18 yrs. exp, avail. call for elderly elderly or /caregiver, ONLY
                                                                                                                                    1/2 125 FLORIDA seller                                                      to
                                                                                                                                 ESCAPE FORmore details call take care of elderly or caregiver,
                                                                                                                                           $10,000 USD.8. Maid &
                                                                                                                               start @bth., sleeps New listing, butler incl. For more details                          take care of private-dutyor FT.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Nurse seeks care, PT outto care
                                                                                         eat-in kitchen, 2 prkng. Locker.
                                                                                                  FOR RENT                                      WINTER. 50%
                                                                                                                               butler incl. For Frank McAlonon,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Caregivers Live-in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Reasonable. Call 416-298-8790 or manu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       flex. hrs. 416-652-0553.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      647-377-7832. Aides, Sitters                       R
                                                                                           CALL ARNIE ROSS, BROKER
                                                                                                                                 Palm Aire (Pompano Bch.) John 786-295-4889, and visit 416-624-6963. home or hospital. umen
                                                                                                                               financed. Contact
                                                                                                                               John 786-295-4889, andbdrm., flex. hrs. 416-652-0553.
                                                                                                                                 Thornhill/Franklin Ave. 5 or Ed
                                                                                                                                 Magnificent 3SALE 2
                                                                                                                                               FOR bed.,
                                                                                                                                 visit                      Replying to an ad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       for patients in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Health Care
                                                                                        HomeLife/ Vision 5 bdrm., bth., Are you in need of a Caregiver? Exper. caregiverof with nursing       Are 416-264-3621, & Companions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       p/t.Cooks, in need a Caregiver?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Filipina caregiver416-258-4802.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              you Housekeepers                              4
                                                                                     Thornhill/Franklin Ave.Realty
                                                                                     4000 sf + bsmnt. Pool. $2500.
                                                                                                                                 4000 sf,
                                                                                                                               Williams at+ bsmnt. Pool. $2500.
                                                                                                                                 overlooking 17th416-886-8943
                                                                                                                                 905-886-4227, fairway of Palms.                  240 EMPLOYMENT                                 with a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Senior Care, avail. to & House-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      background Child Care work for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             THE BEST FOR LESS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             258 HEALTH CARE +
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   available, live

  416-488-2875  416-785-1500   416-226-1987                                          905-886-4227, 416-886-8943
                                                                                                                               1-561-310-0093. last 3 in south Senior Care, Child Care & House-
                                                                                                                                     240 within
                                                                                                                                 Reno’d EMPLOYMENT
                                                                                                                                Rare investment opp. yrs. in                                                          in or out, exc. refs. Call Earl B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       keeping. babysitting w/ends
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      elderly or REMCARE Providers.                       C
 Forest Hill Village                   Central                   Bayview                  10 PRIVATE HOUSES                           35 750 building lots golf
                                                                                                                                Florida!CONDOMINIUMSon keeping. REMCARE Providers.
                                                                                                                                 well kept bldg. Enjoy & 75 lots
                                                                                                                                       OPPORTUNITIES seller
                                                                                                                               Delray/Huntington Lks. 55+, 2/2,
                                                                                                                                      10 PRIVATE HOUSES
                                                                                                                                         190view, exquisite, all new
                                                                                                                                                                                     250 DOMESTIC                           CJN Box Number?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      416-784-1177 or 647-328-6922. Canin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      some week days. Very committed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               275 PERSONAL                                A3
                                                                                          35 CONDOMINIUMS                       start @ $10,000 USD. 50%
                                                                                                                               lake & golfFOR
                                                                                                                                                         courses,                       647-342-6537.
                                                                                                                                                                                       190 VACATION                       Hourly, daily, or DOMESTIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  250 Call 416-298-8790 a
                                                                                                                                 4 championshipRENT access Recent retirees for customer Exp. caregiver avail. F/T. Able to custom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Reasonable. 24-hour live-in 416-665-4229
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Live-in caregiver needed for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Address your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Home, driver’s lic., mail Since   to:
                                                                                                  FOR SALE                                                                        HELP AVAILABLE                      COMPANIONS WANTED
                                                                                                                                                 FOR for McAlonon,
                                                                                                                               high endretireesSALE
                                                                                                  FOR RENT                       to 2 beaut. semi-priv. pools. service work. Bathurst/Finch. travel,HELP&AVAILABLE 1990 AllCO
                                                                                                                               Recent PROPERTY granite,
                                                                                                                                financed. Contact Frankcustomer                                                       416-624-6963.palliative carehskpng. Marca
                      CENTRAL PROPERTIES                                                                                                       kit., bth., flrs.,
                                                                                                                                 Close Bathurst. Bright,
                                                                                                                                                                                           PROPERTY                    disabled reliable,light lifting &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        senior. Some experienced          kin
                                                                                                                                              restaurants, stores, or Ed
                                                                                                                                 3000 towork. Bathurst/Finch.
                                                                                                                               s/s appls., + much 400 spacious Honest, reliable, experienced
                                                                                     Thornhill. New 400 sf house. service AVAILABLE sf $169K Nannies/caregivers available. Early Thehome.Please available. great       travel50’s Canadian Call   647-280-9435.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      or nursing Jewish prof. male,
               CHARMING TUDOR/STONE HOME                                             3000 Bathurst. Bright, spacious               Thornhill. New more. house.
                                                                                                                                 in complex. Immed. occupancy.
                                                                                                                                Williams unit, 1
                                                                                                                                 corner at,                       AVAILABLE                     Nannies/caregivers fax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Exper.required. good refs.your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       cleaning lady with available, live                Spe
50x132 ft. Plans and Permit Available for Renovation, 5 Bdrms, 6                     5 bed., unit, bsmnt., backs pond. backs bed., In/out & sponsorship. No feeCall estab.Jewish News fee for 416-8
                                                                                                                               561-789-4334.or 2 years, 3 pond. cleaning lady with good refs. for
                                                                                                w/o 1 or 2 years, 3 bed.,                                                                                              resume&fit,905-326-4712. Call Restor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  & out,seeks like-minded
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    to                                    1
                                                                                     corner                                        5 bed., w/o Contact
                                                                                                                                 2 full 120’s. bsmnt., Heather. Curriculum Co-ordinator wanted in or who DOMESTIC        In/out sponsorship. No
                                                                                                                               Punta bth., prkng. 416-781-1662. employer. Call Dominican Republic. female255Don416-932-3042.
                                                                                                                                 Low Cana, Dominican Republic.
                                                                                                                                1-561-310-0093.                                                                                               exc. refs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  being Rd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           likes Mills spoiled. on pre
Baths, 3rd Flr Loft, Inground Pool. Faithe Sversky** 416-488-2875                    905-886-4227, 416-886-8943.               Curriculum Co-ordinator wanted 416-631-0327.416-932-3042.
                                                                                                                                   905-886-4227, 1-954-972-8787. for Jewish boys school. Must 416-784-1177 or 647-328-6922. Elect
                                                                                                                                 416-630-9466. or 416-886-8943.
                                                                                     2 full bth., prkng. 416-781-1662. Golfer’s paradise.FOR $199K
                                                                                                                                    MIAMI BEACH New 4 bed.,
                                                                                                                                                                               Punta Cana,                                 1500 WANTED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         employer. Call
                                                                                                                                Delray/Huntington Lks. 55+, 2/2,
                                                                                                                                 Bathurst/Larence. Lux. Must                   Golfer’s paradise. New 4 bed., CJN Box Suite 205       #5243.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Cleaning ladies available. Great                 CJN
          UPPER FOREST HILL VILLAGE $1,150,000                                                   15 HOUSES                     Oceanfront boys school. corner Cleaning ladies background to
                                                                                                                               for Jewish condominium w/pool,
                                                                                                                                    1/2 130 sleeps 8. Maid &
                                                                                                                                                                              have strong available. Great
                                                                                                                                                                                                         avail. in rates. with 18 yrs. F/T.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Lady Call 416-894-9689 to ONLY                     N
                               S LD
4 Bdrms, 4 Baths, Main FloorOFamily Room & Powder Room,                              Bathurst/Larence. Lux. corner 5PH, & bth., lrg.background new Lady with 18 yrs. exp,8. Maidat FT live-in caregiver exp, Able to
                                                                                                                               have 1 strong FLORIDAall bar, take1/2 bth., sleeps caregiver, & Exp. caregiver avail.for a avail.or
                                                                                                                                lake golf view, liv. rm. w/wet in              5
                                                                                                  FOR RENT                     tennis.bed., unit w/panoramic rates. Call Jewish or details or                                North elderly Ont.
                                                                                                                                            130 bth., flrs., granite, Orthodox elderly education call travel,care ofYork, or caregiver,
                                                                                                                                            Large more details call                care of 416-894-9689                                                      senior
                                                                                                                                high incl.kit., kitch., new appl. elementary For more
                                                                                     PH, 1 bed., lrg. liv. rm. w/wet bar, butlerendPROPERTY      For
Master Ensuite, 37.5 x 120 ft. Faithe Sversky** 416-488-2875                                                                                    FOR RENT & low flex. hrs.incl. and high school intake home. $9.25/hr., 40hskpng.
                                                                                                                                 electric f/p, new
                                                                                                                               Orthodox Jewish education at
                                                                                                                               water views. Low taxes
                                                                                     electric f/p, new kitch., new appl. John 786-295-4889, and visit 416-271-6569. fluent in and visit Near Eglinton/Allen647-280-9435.    Replying to an ad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       416-271-6569.lic., light
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           priv. M3B 3K4 hrs/wk.
                                                                                                                               elementary+ and TV/Cable, A/C, levels. 786-295-4889, English, or nursing 416-652-0553. we can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         flex. hrs. home.                                 R
                                                                                                                                               FOR RENT 5 bdrm., John Must be
                                                                                                                                 $1250 incl. much more. $169K
                                                                                                                                s/s appls., utils., high school                                                                                    Rd. Applicants PROF      D
$649, 900! Superb 50x120’ on best part of block! Live in/add on/
                                                                                     $1250 incl. utils., TV/Cable, A/C,
                                                                                                                               maintenance. 305-933-4000.
                                                                                     Thornhill/Franklin Ave. 5 bdrm., FOR
                                                                                                                                 u/grnd. prkng., RENT English, Del’s Cleaning of a Caregiver?
                                                                                                                                   Thornhill/Franklin in
                                                                                                                                561-789-4334. 24/7 Ave.
                                                                                                                                   4000 and bsmnt. Pool. $2500. 416-787-9044.
                                                                                     4000 sfprkng., 24/7 sec.,$2500. levels. Must be fluentsec., private Are you in needService, we can
                                                                                     u/grnd. + bsmnt. Pool. private Hebrew sf +nicely furn’d./unfurn’d. Seniorhouses, renovation clean
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 with a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Del’s Cleaning Service,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Don’t secondary school or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       clean255 forget toCaregiver?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  have need of a put
                                                                                                                                                                              Hebrew and Yiddish. Fax resume: should houses, renovation clean HANG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Are you in DOMESTIC                               th
                                                                                     905-886-4227, 416-886-8943                  park, TTC, Yiddish. Fax resume: clean Care, Child Care & House-
                                                                                                                               Century EMPLOYMENT
                                                                                                                                              Village Pembroke Pines
                                                                                                                                     240Bch., lux.416-886-8943                                                           SeniorBox Child Care onCall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       up, HELP Number& work Terry,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the+ Care, cleaning.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      equiv.and after of relevantHouse- Earl B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2-3 yrs.
build new! Wow! Sandon Schwartzben** 416-226-1987
                                                                                     Suits 1CONDOMINIUMS
                                                                                                                                     MIAMI BEACH2FOR condo on
                                                                                                                                   905-886-4227, 416-782-9989.
                                                                                                                                 Miami 2BA
                                                                                     park, TTC, nicely furn’d./unfurn’d. 416-787-9044.beautiful ground keeping. REMCARE Providers.
                                                                                                                               FL 2BR person. bdr.
                                                                                                                                 Suits 1
                                                                                                                                                                  $199K             240 EMPLOYMENT
                                                                                                                                Oceanfront condominium w/pool, up, and after cleaning. Call
                                                                                                                                                                                      250 DOMESTIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CJN Box Number?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      exper. in theenvelope.  WANTED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                your last 3 yrs. Shirley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         keeping. REMCARE Providers. Canin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       416-743-4174/416-710-0408.                          C
                       NORTH PROPERTIES                                                   35 person. 416-782-9989.               the ocean, new furn., gym, lake
                                                                                                                               floor condo. Golf course, pool, 416-743-4174/416-710-0408.
                                                                                                                                       35 Large unit w/panoramic
                                                                                                                                             CONDOMINIUMS                               647-342-6537.                 FT live-in caregiver for a senior custom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      416-997-5766.    647-342-6537.                  HAND   C
                                                                                                                                 avail. 40 CONDO customer
                                                                                                                               view, tennis, shuls, for FOR
      5 FAIRLEA AVENUE! YONGE N/CENTRE! $949,000!                                                 FOR RENT
                                                                                              40 CONDO FOR
                                                                                                                                          immed. 917-562-8085.
                                                                                                                               Recent retireesRENT & Call  amenities.                HELP AVAILABLE
                                                                                                                                                                                         Address #’s are valid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Live-in/outyour mail to:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CJN Box filipina nanny, REPA                   A
                                                                                                                                water views. Low taxes low
                                                                                                                                              SALE/RENT                        Recent retirees for customer      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in priv. home. $9.25/hr., 40 hrs/wk. Marca
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             257for 30 days.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       caregiver HEALTHCARE
Uplands Golf Course! Incredible 100x160’ on best part of street!                                                               service Village, Deerfield Bch., Live-in/out filipina nanny,
                                                                                                                                 Cent. work.                                                                                   Thefor sponsorship avail.,
                                                                                                                                                                               service work. Bathurst/Finch. Near Eglinton/Allen Rd. Applicants cabine
                                                                                                 SALE/RENT                      maintenance. 305-933-4000.
                                                                                     3000 Bathurst. Bright, spacious kosher kit., Honest, reliable, experienced • Eldercarehave secondary school or damag                                               Spe
Build your dream home! Sandon Schwartzben** 416-226-1987                                                                                   Bathurst. Bright, spacious caregiver for with good refs. Call
                                                                                                                                   3000condo, grd. flr. 2 bdr., den, cleaning lady sponsorship avail.,                should AVAILABLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       no fee • Nannies • Housekeepers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         reliable, experienced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Honest,to employer. Please
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       call Jewish of relevant work
                                                                                                                                 1 1/2
                                                                                                                               Beach frontspac.                      
                                                                                                                                                            condo 2/2 no fee to employer. Please• Live-in & Live-out • Full time & or visit Restor
                                                                                     corner unit, 1 or 2 years, 3 bed.,         Centuryunit, 1 or 2 years, 3 bed.,
                                                                                                                                   corner     Village Pembroke Pines                                                     cleaning lady with goodPart time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 416-322-2881 refs. Call
                  CONDOMINIUM PROPERTIES                                             Bayview/Egl., spac. 2 bdr., den,          spectacularCo-ordinatorclose flr. call 416-322-2881 or wanted Caring+lady yrs.• Mills Rd.
                                                                                                                                 appls., f/p, season, 11th to
                                                                                                                                 monthly orocean view. wanted
                                                                                     2 full bth.,, 1,256 sq. Curriculum pkg., locker, 1,256 sq. 416-631-0327.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      equiv. 2-3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1500 Don
                                                                                                                                                                                                             visitCandidates pre-screened References checked on pre
                                                                                                                                                                                                              provide light Best1
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                                                                                     appls., f/p, pkg., 416-781-1662. for No agents. reduced to US
                                                                                                                                 synagogues. Call 416-781-1662. Curriculum Co-ordinator
                                                                                                                                FL full bth., prkng. 416-488-4695.
                                                                                                                                   2 2BR 2BA beautiful ground
                                                                                                                                 ft. Jewish            954-969-7206 or
                                                                                                                               Drasticallyboys school. Must
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                305 ARTICLES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      exper. in the last 3 yrs. Shirley
     22 WELLESLEY STREET EAST! RIGHT AT SUBWAY!                                                                                 floor PRIVATE HOUSES
                                                                                                                                      10strong                                 for Jewish boys school. Must 416-997-5766. 205
                                                                                     ft. No agents. Call 416-488-4695. have condo. Golf course, lake Cleaning ladies available. Great                                               Suite
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      housekeeping & companionship Servic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Service guaranteed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      WANTED in medica- & pain
                                                                                     Bathurst/Larence. Lux. corner               416-424-6618.background in
                                                                                                                                   Bathurst/Larence. Lux. corner have 190416-894-9689 or
                                                                                                                               $440,000. Robert 786-395-6666                                  VACATION                            250
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Caregiver, DOMESTIC Great Ben
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Cleaning ladies available.
249,900! Loft style 1Br, 1Bth west facing ste w/balcony+panor-
                                                                                                                               rlhurtado@bellsouth.netw/wet at rates. Call Jewish education at Ben 257CallYork, PT or FT. Call S
                                                                                                                                view, tennis, shuls, amenities. Call Caregiver, companion, No fee to sponsor fromOnt.
                                                                                                                                            125 FLORIDA
                                                                                     PH, 1 bed., lrg. liv. rm. w/wet bar, Orthodox JewishSALE    FOR
                                                                                                                                                                                         strong background                   North companion, avail.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for elderly. Knowledge Abroad
amic views! Move right in! Sandon Schwartzben** 416-226-1987                                                                       PH, 1 bed., lrg. education bar, Orthodox
                                                                                                                                415-595-9669. liv. rm.
                                                                                                                                   185 OUT-OF-COUNTRY 416-271-6569.
                                                                                                                                                                                           PROPERTYor FT. tions.elderly car.3K4 HELP AVAILABLE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       for BuysHEALTHCARE or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Drives care,  416-894-9689
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     M3B 647-831-2716. manu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Book Collections,
                                                                                     electric125 FLORIDA appl. elementary new kitch., new appl.
                                                                                                f/p, new kitch., new                           PROPERTY
                                                                                                                                   electric f/p, and high school                   elderly care, PT                      416-271-6569.
    150 LEEWARD GLENWAY! DON MILLS S/EGLINTON!                                                                                 Boca Must be fluent inin spac. 647-377-7832. and high school manuscripts, diaries,Exper. &doc- PROF
                                                                                                                                           Raton. Relax sf house. elementary               AVAILABLE                                AVAILABLEavailable. Gener
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     letters, refs.    umen
                                                                                                                                Beach PROPERTYEnglish,
                                                                                                  PROPERTY                         Thornhill. New 400                                                                    Nannies/caregivers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fully trained P.S.W.                              Earl
                                                                                                   125 FLORIDA PROPERTY2w/o bsmnt., backs pond. levels. Must be fluent in English, Filipinafor forget to put for renov
                                                                                     $1250 incl. utils., TV/Cable, A/C, levels. incl. utils., TV/Cable, 2/2 Del’s Cleaning Service, we can uments & militaria. 416-890-9644.
                                                                                                                                                front condo A/C,
                                                                                                                               2 $1250 FOR SALE condo.
                                                                                                                                   5 bed., FOR 1,563 sf
                                                                                                                                    bed., bth., SALE                                                                         Don’t
$145,000! Value packed 2St 3+1Br, 2Bth condo townhome w/walkout
door patio! Prime central local! Sandon Schwartzben** 416-226-1987
                                                                                     u/grnd. prkng., 24/7 sec., private Hebrew andJewish view.resume: clean houses,Yiddish. Fax resume: LookingBox would providefeecan HANG
                                                                                                  FOR SALE                      spectacularYiddish. Fax 11th flr. Filipina Cana, Dominicannursing
                                                                                                                                                   ocean Quarter in
                                                                                                                                   u/grnd. prkng., 24/7 sec., private Punta caregiver with Republic. Caring houses, renovation clean Terry,t
                                                                                                                                 Historic community with lux.
                                                                                                                               55+, gated
                                                                                                                                   905-886-4227, 416-886-8943.
                                                                                     park, TTC, nicely furn’d./unfurn’d. 416-787-9044.reduced to see up, and after cleaning. Call
                                                                                                                                Drasticallynicely furn’d./unfurn’d. background avail. to workFamily is ouryour concern”
                                                                                                                                           TTC,        Hungary: US
                                                                                                                                   park, investment opp. in south
                                                                                                                                 Budapest, pools, busses,
                                                                                                                                                                                             Home Care Essential Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                               Hebrew and renovation clean
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Del’s Cleaning Service, we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         In/out &caregiver with nursing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the sponsorship. No light
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          live-in work. Seniors/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       background Number on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         clean lady avail. to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      children. for Great
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         employer. Call 416-932-3042.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            envelope. Call CJN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      housekeeping & companionship SB Co
                                                                                     Suits 1 person. 416-782-9989.               Rare
                                                                                                                               clubhouse,                                                             “Your for                  main
                                                                                                                                                                               Golfer’s paradise. New 4 bed., elderly or babysitting w/ends +
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         up, and after cleaning.
                       RENTAL PROPERTIES                                                                                        $440,000. Robert 786-395-6666 416-743-4174/416-710-0408. + & Personal Support Workermedica- HAND
                                                                                                                                              person. 416-782-9989.
                                                                                                                                   Suits 1750 building lots & 75
                                                                                     Rare investment opp. in south               Florida! 15 HOUSES
                                                                                                                        lots elderly orIn/Out Nannies Maid
                                                                                                                                                                               5 Live bth., sleeps w/ends             for elderly. Knowledge committed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Lady with * yrs. exp, avail.
                                                                                                                                                                                  1/2 babysitting 8. * Caregiver * PSW’s18Housekeepers to               in looking
                                                                                        FLORIDA REAL ESTATE                                BUYERS’ MARKET”
                                                                                     Florida! 750 building lots & 75 lots “IT’S A @ $10,000 USD. 50% seller some week days. Very committed.
                                                                                                                               Temple. $107,000 USD. Gail.                                                               416-743-4174/416-710-0408.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       some week days. Very valid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              #’s are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CJN Box elderly or caregiver,
                                                                                                                                                                                     tions. care ofCall 416-298-8790 or REPA
                              SOLD                                                            40 CONDO FOR family 1-877-362-5648 RENT or Bill, Live-in/out For more details callto for work withforeign hiring”
                                                                                                                                 start 40FOR or Judy                           butler incl.                              take Drives elderly or newborn,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Reasonable. car. 647-831-2716. Small
$375,000! Amazing 3+2Br, 3Bth custom bung! Gorgeous 76x323’                            I specialize in condos,50% seller homes & townhomes in FOR
                                                                                     start @ $10,000 USD.
                                                                                                                   single                        CONDO Aventura, Reasonable. Call 416-298-8790 or live in/out.for 30 days. or Sandra cabine
                                                                                                                                 financed. Contact                                             filipina nanny,
                                                                                                                                                                                         “NO FEEs to be collected employer for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       416-624-6963. filipina nanny,
                                                                                                                                                                               John 786-295-4889, and visit Fully trained P.S.W. Exper. & refs. floors,
                                                                                                                               1-321-636-0140. Frank McAlonon, caregiver for sponsorship avail.,                         flex. hrs.Contact Carol
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         416-652-0553.                    R
lot! This won’t last! Sandon Schwartzben** 416-226-1987                                Sunny Isles, Hallandale, Hollywood, Boca Raton. 1,563 sfwebsite
                                                                                                                                    Ft. Lauderdale.Relax in5spac.
                                                                                     financed. Contact Frank McAlonon, &Thornhill/Franklin Ave. condo. 416-624-6963.
                                                                                                                                2 bed., 2 bth.,
                                                                                                                                               SALE/RENT or Ed
                                                                                                                                                         See my                 647-836-7898 or 647-836-8195 damag
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      atcaregiver for sponsorship avail., call Fr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Exper. for live-in work. Seniors/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lookingcaregiverof a Caregiver?
          **Broker              * Sales Representative                                 for sample listings, or bdr., den, ATTENTION SNOW 2 with lux. no fee to employer. Please
                                                                                     Bayview/Egl., spac. 2 give me a call.55+, gated communityBIRDS - call 416-322-2881 or visit
                                                                            or Ed               Personalized service. bdr., den,
                                                                                                                                 Williams at+ bsmnt. Pool. $2500.
                                                                                                                                   4000 sf,
                                                                                                                                   Bayview/Egl., spac.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Are you in need available, live
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         no fee to employer. Please
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      children.out,Emergencyto care Best P
                                                                                          Jerry Savlov, Licensed Realtor ESCAPEf/p, pkg.,416-886-8943 Exper. caregiver available, live Nurse305•Day/Evening Call Servic
                                                                                     appls., f/p,,
                                                                                     Williams at pkg., locker, 1,256 sq.                       WINTER. New
                                                                                                                                             London locker, listing,
                                                                                                                                 1-561-310-0093.Realty Corp.                        240 EMPLOYMENT                     in orseeks private-dutyor visit Hardw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         call 416-322-2881 & House-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Senior Care, Child Care care
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               exc. refs.
                                                                                     ft. No agents. Call 416-488-4695.
                                                                                                                                clubhouse, pools, busses,
                                                                                                                               Palm Aire (Pompano1,256 sq. in or OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                     1-561-310-0093.(954) 962-0307 or appls., 540-5232 USD.Bch.)
                                                                                                                                    (954) CONDOMINIUMS               Gail.
                                                                                                                                                                                        out, exc. refs. Call
                                                                                                                                Temple. $107,000Lks. 55+, 2/2, 416-784-1177 or 647-328-6922.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for patients• home orProviders. ing, r
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         keeping. REMCARE hospital.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Personal WANTED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         www.asiacare.caWorker looking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       416-784-1177 or 647-328-6922.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Support                             C
                                                                                                                                   ft. 35agents. 3 bed., 2 bth.,
                                                                                                                               Magnificent             Call 416-488-4695.                                                                 •Occasional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      p/t. 416-264-3621, 416-258-4802. & pain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       647-342-6537.                  instal
                                                                                                          email: jerry@londonrealtycorp.comor Judy Palms. Caregiver, companion, avail. Benwork with Short/long term to Call S
                                                                                     Delray/Huntington Lks. 55+, 2/2,           1-877-362-5648exquisite, or Bill,
                                                                                                                                 lake & golfFOR RENT
                                                                                                                               overlookingview, fairway of all new for elderly care, for customer live in/out. Contact Collections, 416-7
                                                                                                                                                 17th                          Recent retirees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for caregiver avail. F/T. Able
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Caregiver, elderly or newborn,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Exp.               • companion, avail.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Buys Book Carol or Sandra                     A
                                  REDUCED! AVENUE RD./LAWRENCE                                  125 FLORIDA all www.jerrysavlov.combth., flrs., yrs. in Exp. caregiver avail.PT or FT. manuscripts, diaries, light hskpng. Ben
                                                                                     lake & golf view, exquisite, new          Reno’d 125 FLORIDA
                                                                                                                                1-321-636-0140.                                                       F/T. Able to     travel, driver’s care, CARE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             258 HEALTH PT doc-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • lic.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         for elderlyProfessional and
                                                                                                                                                                               service work. Bathurst/Finch. at 647-886-5143. letters,or FT. Gener
                                 $1,199,000. 4 + 1 bedroom, 4 bath. finished         high endPROPERTY granite,
                                                                                                   kit., bth., flrs.,
                                                                                                                                 high endwithin last 3 granite,
                                                                                                                               wellappls.,bldg. Bright, golf on travel, driver’s
                                                                                                                                 s/s kept PROPERTYspacious
                                                                                                                                   3000 Bathurst. EnjoyBIRDS -
                                                                                                                                                  + SNOW
                                                                                                                                ATTENTIONmuch more. $169K
                                                                                                                                                                             647-377-7832. lic., light hskpng.         or nursing reliable, experienced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Honest,WANTED       Experienced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         647-377-7832. 647-280-9435.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     uments & militaria. 416-890-9644.
                                 bsmnt., family room, gourmet kitchen &                           FOR SALE
                                                                                     s/s appls., + much more. $169K                                                                          lady with good refs. Call renov
                                                                                                                                                                                nursing home. 647-280-9435.              cleaning            Caregivers
                                 private backyard.                                     AVENTURA –HOUSES 4561-789-4334.orSALE access Filipina caregiver with nursing Live-in275 PERSONALnursing Great
                                                                                           10 PRIVATE MIAMI
                                                                                                                                   corner unit, 1 courses, 3 bed.,
                                                                                                                                ESCAPE WINTER. years,listing,
                                                                                                                                    championship 2 New
                                                                                                                                   2 2 beaut. VACATIONBch.) background avail. to work for
                                                                                                                                           190 semi-priv. pools.                      250 DOMESTIC                    Nurse seeks private-duty to care
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 255 DOMESTIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Filipina caregiver
                                                                                                                                      full bth., prkng. 416-781-1662. Curriculum Co-ordinator wanted for patients in home with for a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         416-631-0327. needed                               1
                                            BATHURST/DUPONT                           SUNNYFOR SALEin south to MIAMIPROPERTY$199K elderly or babysitting w/ends + disabled senior. Some hospital. SB Co
                                                                                                      ISLES BEACH Close to147 FLORIDAin bth., for HELP AVAILABLEMust p/t. 416-264-3621, available. Great All k
                                                                                     Rare investment FOR $199K opp.
                                                                                                                                Palm Aire (Pompano
                                                                                                                                                BEACH stores,
                                                                                                                                             restaurants,FOR Publix
                                                                                                                                Magnificent 3 bed., 2w/pool,
                                                                                                                                   Rare investment opp. south
                                                                                                                                                                                     255 DOMESTIC
                                                                                                                                                                                     NANNY TAX
                                                                                                                                                                                    Jewish boys school.         for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         COMPANIONS WANTED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         background WANTED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Cleaning ladies 416-258-4802.+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       or work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 HELP avail. to lifting &
                                                                                          MIAMI BEACH
                                                                                       Condos & Townhomes                          Bathurst/Larence. Lux.
                                                                                                                                               AVAILABLE                             HELP WANTED
                                                                                                                                 Oceanfront condominium corner have strong background in travel required. Please fax your
                                                                                                                                                                                 FRUSTRATION?                            elderly or babysitting w/ends
                                                                                        Thornhill. New 400 & house. inPH, 1 bed.,Immed.rm. w/wet bar, some week days. Veryeducation at resumeweek Jewish for a senior Small   905-326-3222
                                 $619,000. Semi-detached property w/2                Florida! 750condominium w/pool,
                                                                                     Oceanfront building lots sf 75 lots
                                                                                                                                     complex. building lots Palms.
                                                                                                                                   Florida! 750 lrg. liv. occupancy.
                                                                                                                                overlooking 17th fairway of& 75 lots Nannies/caregivers available. FT live-in 905-326-4712. male, grea
                                                                                                                                 tennis. Large unit w/panoramic                                       committed.       Early 50’scaregiver prof.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         rates. Call 416-894-9689 or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         some to days. Very committed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            of nanny 258 fit, Call 416-298-8790 or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             payroll tax CARE
                                                                                                                                Reno’d $10,000 USD. 50% seller In/out & caregiver for a school in priv. & HEALTHlike-minded 416-
                                                                                                                                                                               Orthodox Jewish
                                 separate units in the heart of the annex. Private
                                 yard, easy to convert to single family
                                                                                                                  50% pond. Low 120’s. Contact 3 yrs. in Reasonable. Call 416-298-8790 or
                                                                                     start @ $10,000 USD.backsseller
                                                                                        5 bed., w/o bsmnt.,
                                                                                       2/2’s from $130’s. 3/3’s from $300’s
                                                                                     tennis. Large unit w/panoramic
                                                                                     financed. Contact Frank McAlonon,
                                                                                        905-886-4227, 416-886-8943.
                                                                                                                                 water@ f/p, new last new appl. Canada’s provider fee for
                                                                                                                                   electric within 1-954-972-8787.
                                                                                                                                   start views. Low taxes & low
                                                                                                                                  Punta Cana, or Frank golf
                                                                                                                                                                 Heather. FT live-insponsorship. Nosenior
                                                                                                                                well keptContact Enjoy Republic. in levels.paperwork, T4, ROE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       estab.home. $9.25/hr., 40 hrs/wk. floors,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         416-271-6569. services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Reasonable. seeks
                                                                                                                               416-630-9466.DominicanMcAlonon, 416-624-6963. and highhrs/wk.included who likes being spoiled. call Fr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       female WANTED
                                                                                           LARGEST SELECTION EVER!
                                                                                     water views. Low taxes & low                  $1250 incl. utils., TV/Cable, A/C, employer. Call 416-932-3042.
                                                                                                                                   financed. bldg. Rogers
                                                                                                                                 maintenance. 305-933-4000. on                  • All
                                                                                                                                                                                priv. home. $9.25/hr., 40 English, Near Eglinton/Allen Rd. Applicants
                                                                                                                                4Book with Tonycourses, TravelEd NearPersonalized payroll tax updates Cleaning Service, we can Elec
                                                                            or Ed             Golfer’s paradise. New access                          Must be fluent in               Del’s
                                 dwelling.                                                               & Professional
                                                                                     maintenance. HOUSES Service
                                                                                      For Personalized 305-933-4000.               Franker@producerstitle.combed.,  4 or
                                                                                                                                    championship 24/7 sec., private Hebrew and Yiddish. Applicants
                                                                                                                                   u/grnd. on the                               • Eglinton/Allen Rd.                   CJN Box #5243.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       should have secondary school or Hardw
                                                                                                                                  and save prkng., finest 8. Maid & Exper. with 18 yrs. exp, avail. to Live-in houses, renovation forlive ONL
                                                                                                   15 & Developer Close-Outs
                                                                                     Williams at,                 130 Beach. At least $50.00
                                                                                                                                  5 2 beaut. FLORIDA pools.
                                                                                                                                to 1/2 TTC,, should
                                                                                                                                            bth., semi-priv.
                                                                                                                                                     sleeps     oceanfront    Lady have secondaryFax resume: clean caregiver needed clean
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                                                                                       Pre-Foreclosures                          Century at nicely furn’d./unfurn’d. 416-787-9044. the school or
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                                                                                     Century Village Pembroke Pines
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                                                                                                                                   1-561-310-0093. Low rates for
                                                                                                                                               2BA night.
                                                                                                                                   Suits room, per 416-782-9989.
                                                                                                                                in complex. Immed. occupancy. 416-784-1177 or 647-328-6922.
                                                                                                                                  John 786-295-4889, and lake flex. hrs. 416-652-0553.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                       exper. the Please fax    exc. yrs. Shirley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      travel required. or 647-328-6922.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         refs. Call
                                                                                     Delray/Huntington course,bdrm., floor condo. post-cruise packages exper. in the last 3 yrs. Shirley
                                                                                          Beachfront Realty Inc.
                                                                                        Thornhill/Franklin Ave. 5 2/2,
                                                                                     floor condo. Golf Lks. 55+,lake
                                                                                                                                               FORGolf course,
                                                                                                                                                        RENT                                                           416-997-5766.
           lot, sunken
   Sales Representative                    ceilings,                                                                            Low 120’s. shuls, amenities. Call Exp. caregiver avail.a Caregiver? resume to 905-326-4712. nanny, 416-7
                                                                                                                                  cruises, pre andContact Heather.
                                                                                                                                   Delray/Huntington Lks. 55+,
                                                                                                                                           40 the beach. FOR
                                                                                                                         2/2, 416-997-5766.
                                                                                                                                 view, tennis,                                Are you in need of F/T. Able to                      with a
                                 brick fireplace & walkout to yard, fin. bsmnt.      lake & golf+ bsmnt. Pool.all new
                                                                                                sf view, exquisite,                lake & on
                                                                                                                                  in hotelsgolf view, exquisite, all
                                                                                        4000954-522-4733 $2500. 416-630-9466. or 1-954-972-8787.                                        • Regular or occasional/ • Live-in/out filipina Able to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bonded & Insured
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Exp. caregiver avail. F/T.
                                                                                     view, tennis, shuls, amenities. Call        415-595-9669. 2 bdr. condo new Senior Care, lic., Care hskpng.                               257 HEALTHCARE
                                                                                     high end kit., bth., flrs., granite,
                                                                                        905-886-4227, 416-886-8943                     240 SALE/RENT granite, or nursingHEALTHCARE
                                                                                                                                            Call Eleanor at
                                                                                                                                   high Bch., lux.                                257 Your supplies & House- • caregiverto employer. hskpng. Earl
                                                                                                                               MiamiendEMPLOYMENTon travel, driver’sChild light regular    same maid if                   Live in/out sponsorship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         travel, driver’s lic., light avail.,
                               CEDARVALE RENTAL                                      415-595-9669.
                                                                                     s/s appls., + much more. $169K
                                                                                                                                                 kit., bth., flrs.,
                                                                                                                               the ocean, front condo $169K keeping. home. 647-280-9435.
                                                                                                                                          1-305-866-8965 2/2
                                                                                                                                 Beach new furn.,more. pool,
                                                                                                                                   s/s appls., + much gym, den,
                                                                                                                                         OPPORTUNITIES                                  • REMCARE Providers. • or nursing home. 647-280-9435. Cani
                                                                                                                                                                                        AVAILABLE                             CJN Box Number?
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nannies/Eldercare                           M
                                                                                                                                           130 917-562-8085.
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                                                                                                                                   Bayview/Egl., spac. 2 bdr.,
 $2,500/month 3 bedroom + tandem, 3 bath., separate
 breakfast area w/walkout, steps to Eglinton West shops,
                                                                                            35 CONDOMINIUMS
                                                                                     561-789-4334.EXPERIENCE 2/2
                                                                                     Beach YEARS
                                                                                             31     front condo                avail. immed.ocean view. 11th flr.
                                                                                                                                   561-789-4334.      Florida Specialist
                                                                                                                                 spectacularpkg., locker, 1,256 sq.
                                                                                                                                  RecentPROPERTY to US Caring ladyDOMESTIC light
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                                                                                                                                                                                          647-342-6537.                  call
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 Cedarvale park & school.                                                                           FOR RENT
                                                                                     spectacular ocean view. 11th flr.                         retirees for customer
                                                                                                                                 Drastically reduced Bch.,
                                                                                                                               Cent. Village,Call 416-488-4695.
                                                                                                                                   ft. No agents. Deerfield
                                                                                                                                                                                             would provide             housekeeping &
                                                                                          MIAMI BEACH FOR $199K                   service FOR RENT $199K
                                                                                                                                      MIAMI Robert FOR                               HELP WANTED
                                                                                                                                 $440,000. BEACH786-395-6666 Honest, reliable, experienced for elderly. Knowledge in medica-      HELP WANTED
                                                                                     Drastically reduced to US
                                                                                     $440,000. condominium w/pool,
                                                                                        3000 Bathurst. 786-395-6666
                                                                                                                                               work. Bathurst/Finch.
                                                                                     OceanfrontRobertBright, spacious 1PM201@rogers.comkosher kit., housekeeping & companionship
                                                                                                                                    1/2 condo, grd. flr.
                                                                                                                                             160season, close to for live-in Knowledge in medica-                        Caregiver,Canadian avail. Ben
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                                                                                                                                   Oceanfront condominium
                                                                                                                        w/pool, FT elderly.lady with goodarefs. Call tions.elderly car. 647-831-2716. Resto
                                                                                                                                   tennis. LargeFLORIDA
                                                                                        corner unit, or years, 3 bed., monthly125lux. 2 bdr. condo on tions. Drives car. 647-831-2716.
                                                                                                                                Miami Bch.,
                                                                                                                                                or      unit w/panoramic cleaning          caregiver for senior          for      Jewish News senior man
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REAL ESTATE INC • BROKERAGE                                water bth., prkng. 416-781-1662. synagogues. 954-969-7206 low in416-631-0327.
                                                                                        2 full views. Low taxes & low                         PROPERTY
                                                                                                                                   water views. Relax in & or
                                                                                                                                  Curriculum Co-ordinator wanted
                                                                                                                                 Boca Raton. furn., gym, pool,                 priv. home. $9.25/hr., 40 hrs/wk.
                                                                                                                                the ocean, new Low taxesspac. Near Eglinton/Allen Rd. Applicants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         647-377-7832. Mills Rd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1500 Don
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in priv. home. $9.25/hr., 40 & refs. on p
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Fully trained P.S.W. Exper. hrs/wk. ume
                                                                                     maintenance. 305-933-4000.
                                                                                     Boca Raton. Relax in spac.                                FOR RENT condo. Cleaning ladies available. Great Looking for live-in205Applicants
                                                                                                                               416-424-6618. 305-933-4000.
                                                                                                                                  for Jewish boys school. Must Fully trained P.S.W. Exper. & refs.
                                                                                                                                 2 bed., 2 FOR1,563 sf
                                                                                                                                   maintenance. SALE
                                                                                                                                avail. immed. 917-562-8085.                                                              Filipina Suite work. nursing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Near Eglinton/Allen Rd. Seniors/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       caregiver with
                                                                                     2Bathurst/Larence. Lux. corner 55+, gated community with lux. should havelive-in or
                                                                                     Century Village Pembroke Pines
                                                                                          bed., 2 bth., 1,563 sf condo.
                                                                                              1 bed., lrg. liv. rm. with lux.
                                                                                                                                  have strong background in Looking for secondary Seniors/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         backgroundYork,to work for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         should have secondary school or
                                                                                                                                 185 Village,pools, busses, children. Call 416-894-9689 or children. 2-3 yrs. of relevant work
                                                                                                                                  Orthodox Jewish education at rates. 416-742-9554.
                                                                                        PH, gated community w/wet bar, Cent. OUT-OF-COUNTRY equiv. + 2-3 yrs. of relevant work
                                                                                                                                   Century Village Pembroke Pines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              North avail. Ont.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         equiv. + M3B 3K4
                                                                                        electric f/p, pools, ground
                                                                                     FL 2BR 2BA beautifulbusses,
                                                                                                                                                         Deerfield south
                                                                                                                                   Rare investment opp. inBch.,
                                                                                                                                 clubhouse, Suite w/kitchen at
                                                                                                                                    5 2BR 2BA beautiful school 416-271-6569.                                             elderly or babysitting w/ends +
                                                        5 HOUSES                     clubhouse, new kitch., new appl. 1FLStar Hotelbuilding lots & Gail. exper. in the last 3 yrs. Shirley
                                                                                                                                     1/2 condo, and high ground
                                                                                                                                  elementary grd. flr. kosher kit.,                                                    Personal Support Worker looking Tail ba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         exper. in the last 3 yrs. Shirley PRO
                                                                                     floor condo.utils., TV/Cable, A/C, Temple.750 Ramada,USD. 75lake 416-997-5766. Worker looking
                                                                                        $1250 incl. Golf course, Gail.   lake                                           lots
                                                                                                                                   floor condo. Golf course, Bill, Del’s Cleaning Service, we can for work with elderly orcommitted. from y
                                                                                                                                  Renaissance be fluentJerusalem. Personal Support                                       some week forget to put
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Don’t days. Very newborn,
                                                        FOR SALE                     Temple. $107,000 USD.                      monthly$10,000 USD. in English,
                                                                                                                                  levels. Must season, close to
                                                                                                                                 1-877-362-5648 orQuarter in
                                                                                                                                   start @ Jewish             Judy orseller
                                                                                                                                                                 50%                                                     416-997-5766.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Reasonable. Call 416-298-8790 or HAN
                                                                                        u/grnd. prkng., 24/7 sec., private Historicand Yiddish. Fax resume: for work with elderly or newborn,
                                                                                     view, tennis, shuls, amenities. Call
                                                                                     1-877-362-5648 or Judy or Bill,                    Sleeps 8, shuls, amenities. Call
                                                                                                                                                     $250.00/night. or
                                                                                                                                 1-321-636-0140. Frank McAlonon, clean houses, renovation clean live the Box Number Sandra lesson
                                                                                                                                   view, tennis,
                                                                                                                                synagogues. 954-969-7206                                                                     in/out. Contact Carol or on
                                                                                                                                   financed. Contact
                                                                                     415-595-9669. furn’d./unfurn’d. Budapest, Hungary: see live in/out. Contact Carol or Sandra  257 HEALTHCARE                         416-624-6963.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               257 HEALTHCARE                          Terry

                                              DESIRABLE ARMOUR HEIGHTS
                                                                                        park, TTC, nicely
                                                                                        Suits 1 person. 416-782-9989.
                                                                                                                                       Call Albert:
                                                                                                                      or Ed at 647-886-5143. cleaning. Call
                                                                                                                                                                              up, and after
                                                                                                                                 ATTENTION SNOW BIRDS - 416-743-4174/416-710-0408.      AVAILABLE                                 your envelope.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       at 647-886-5143.
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                                                                                     Beach front condo 2/2                         Williams front
                                                                                                                                   Beach at,                                                    Exper. caregiver available, live HAN
                                                     161 Sandringham                 ATTENTION SNOW BIRDS -
                                                                                     spectacularCONDO FOR flr.                   ESCAPE WINTER. condo 2/2                                                                      CJN Box exc. valid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in or out, #’s arerefs. Call
                                                                                                                                  185 OUT-OF-COUNTRYflr. Caringseekswould provide light Nurse seeks private-duty to care REP
                                                                                                                                                              New listing,
                                                                                                40 ocean view. 11th
                                                                                     ESCAPE WINTER. New listing,                   1-561-310-0093.
                                                                                                                                   spectacular ocean view. 11th              Nurse lady private-duty to care             Caring lady would provide light
                                                                                                                                 Palm Aire (Pompano Bch.) Live-in/out filipina nanny, for patients in30 days. hospital. cabin           for home or
                                              Approx. 3500 sq. ft. on land-                                                                   PROPERTY to US housekeeping home or hospital. p/t. 416-264-3621,companionship
                                              scaped pool-sized lot. Main flr
                                                                                     Drastically (Pompano toBch.)
                                                                                     Palm Aire          reduced
                                                                                     $440,000. Robertbed., 2 bth.,
                                                                                                                          US       Drastically reduced                        caregiver in     & companionship
                                                                                                                                 Magnificent 3 bed., 2 bth., for patientsfor sponsorship avail.,
                                                                                                                                   Delray/Huntington Lks. 55+, 2/2, for elderly. Knowledge in medica-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         416-784-1177 or 647-328-6922.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         housekeeping & 416-258-4802. dama             C
                                                                                     Magnificent 3                                 $440,000. Robert Quarter in
                                                                                                                                Historic Jewish 786-395-6666 p/t. 416-264-3621, 416-258-4802.                            for elderly. KnowledgeF/T. Able to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Exp. caregiver avail. in medica-
                                              office, family room & mudroom.
                                              Hardwoods, pot lites, sound
                                                                                     rlhurtado@bellsouth.netof Palms.              lake & golf 17th exquisite, all new
                                                                                                                                 overlooking view, fairway of Palms. no fee to employer. Please
                                                                                     overlooking 17th fairway bdr., den, Budapest, Hungary:yrs. in tions. Drives car. 647-831-2716.
                                                                                        Bayview/Egl., spac. 2             see
                                                                                                                                 Reno’d within last 3 granite, call 416-322-2881 or visit
                                                                                                                                   high end kit., bth., flrs.,                                                                      driver’s lic., CARE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             258 HEALTHlight hskpng.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         tions. Drives car. 647-831-2716. Best
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         travel,305 ARTICLES                          41
                                                                                        appls., within locker, yrs. sq. well kept bldg. Enjoy golf on CARE
                                                                                     Reno’d f/p, pkg., last 3 1,256 in                                                           258 HEALTH                                             WANTED
                                              system,      built-ins,   custom       Boca agents. Call 416-488-4695. www.stayinbudapest.comspac. Fully trained P.S.W. Exper. & refs.
                                                                                                Raton. Relax in spac.              Boca Raton. Relax in $169K
                                                                                                                                   s/s appls., + much more.                                                              or nursing home. 647-280-9435. Serv
Avenue/Eglinton $699,000                      "Domani" kitchen with Sub-Zero
                                                                                        ft. No
                                                                                     well kept bldg. Enjoy condo.
                                                                                     2 bed., 2 bth., 1,563 sf golf on            4 championship courses, access Looking for live-in work. Seniors/
                                                                                                                                   561-789-4334. 1,563 sf condo.
                                                                                                                                                                                          WANTED                         Fully trained P.S.W. Exper. & refs. & pa
                                                                                                                                   2 bed., 2 bth.,                   240 Caregiver, companion, avail. Live-in caregiver work. Seniors/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Looking for live-in needed for a
Charming 3 bdr with fin                       fridge. Listed at $1,485,000.          4 championship courses, access
                                                                                     55+, gated community with lux.              to 2 beaut. community with lux.EMPLOYMENT needed for a
                                                                                                                                   55+, gated         semi-priv. pools. children.caregiver OPPORTUNITIES 255Book Collections, Call S
                                                                                                                                                                             Live-in                                   Ben Buys DOMESTIC
                                                                                                                                                                                         416-742-9554. or FT. disabled senior. Some lifting &
basement on 33'lot. Zoned                     Shirley-Ann Silvertown, Sales Rep.                 125 pools, busses,
                                                                                     to 2 beaut. FLORIDA
                                                                                     clubhouse, semi-priv. pools.                     MIAMI BEACH stores, Publix for elderly care, PT
                                                                                                                                 Close to restaurants,FOR $199K disabled senior. Some lifting &                          children. 416-742-9554.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HELP WANTED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       manuscripts, diaries, letters, doc- Tail ba
                                                                                                                                   clubhouse, pools, busses, 647-377-7832.                                             travel required. Please fax your Gene
for best schools. Great centre
hall layout to live in or add
                                                 Royal LePage R.E. Svcs. Ltd.
                                                     Bus: 416-487-4311,
                                                                                     Close to $107,000 USD. Gail.
                                                                                     Temple.restaurants, stores, Publix
                                                                                     in complex. Immed.Judy
                                                                                     1-877-362-5648 SALE or Bill,
                                                                                                                                                      Seeking Administrative Assistant
                                                                                                                                 in complex. condominium w/pool, Personal Support Worker looking
                                                                                                                                   Oceanfront Immed. occupancy.
                                                                                                                                   Temple. $107,000 USD. Gail. travel required. Please fax your
                                                                                                    FOR or occupancy. Low 120’s. Contact Heather. for work tocaregiver or newborn,
                                                                                                                                   tennis. Large unit w/panoramic
                                                                                                                                   1-877-362-5648 or Judy or Bill, resume with elderly with nursing
                                                                                                                                                                              Filipina 905-326-4712.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       uments to Support Worker looking from y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Personal 905-326-4712.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       resume & militaria. 416-890-9644. reno
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         FT live-in caregiver for a senior lesson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         for work with elderly or newborn, Grea
                                                     Cell: 416-464-2400              Low 120’s. Contact Heather.
                                                                                     1-321-636-0140.                               water views. Low taxes & low
                                                                                                                                   1-321-636-0140.                               in/out. Contact support our in priv. home. $9.25/hr., 40 hrs/wk. Hess 4
                                                                                                                                 416-630-9466. or 1-954-972-8787. liverequired avail. to work for
                                                                                                                                    Administrative Assistant background toCarol or Sandra                                Customer Service and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         live in/out. Contact Carol or Sandra SB C
on in the future. Pad parking.                                                       416-630-9466. or 1-954-972-8787.              maintenance. 305-933-4000.                at 647-886-5143.                            Near Eglinton/Allen Rd. Applicants
                                                                                        Rare investment opp. in south               International business operations. Experience in Import /Export, specifically withor
                                                                                                                                                                              elderly or babysitting w/ends +            at 647-886-5143.
Demand area. Well priced.                       10 PRIVATE HOUSES                    ATTENTION SNOW BIRDSlots                -              130 FLORIDA
                                                                                                                                        250 DOMESTIC                                275 PERSONAL
                                                                                                                                   ATTENTION SNOW BIRDS - some week days. Very committed.                                should have secondary school
Call Essie 416-464-5261                                                                       190 VACATION
                                                                                        Florida! 750 building lots & 75
                                                                                     ESCAPE$10,000 USD. 50% seller                 Century VillageIsrael. Superior knowledge of the Israeli social and business culture
                                                                                                                                    the state of Pembroke Pines Nurse seeks private-duty to care                             395 ELECTRICAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         equiv. + 2-3 yrs. of relevant work Sma
                                                     FOR SALE                                      WINTER. New
                                                                                        start @ PROPERTY listing,
                                                                                                130 FLORIDA                        ESCAPE WINTER. New listing, COMPANIONS WANTED or
                                                                                                                                      HELP2BA beautiful
                                                                                                                                   FL 2BRPROPERTY ground for patients inCall 416-298-8790
                                                                                                                                                                              Reasonable. home or hospital.              Nurse seeks private-duty to care floor
 Re/Max Realtron Rlty. Inc.
                                                                                     Palm Aire (Pompano Bch.)
                                                                                        financed. Contact Frank McAlonon,                                                                                                   in French home or Shirley
                                                                                                                                    required. (Pompano Bch.) p/t. 416-264-3621, 416-258-4802. Allexper. of electrical call F
                                                                                                                                   Palm Aire Fluency in English & Hebrew required. Fluency kinds in the last 3 Russian, G&M M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         for patients in and jobs. For
                                             Thornhill. New 400 sf house.                                                                      FOR 3 bed., 2 lake 416-624-6963.
                                                                                                                                   floor condo. Golf    RENT
                                                                                     Magnificent 3 bed., 2 bth., Nannies/caregiverscourse, bth., Early 50’s Jewish prof. male, great 416-264-3621, 416-258-4802. homes
                                                                                                 AVAILABLE                                                     available.
                                                                                                                                   Magnificent Strong computer skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint),          416-997-5766. call Serge,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         p/t. service
       416-782-8882                                                            or Ed
                                                                                                  FOR RENT of Palms.                an
                                                                                                                                   view,asset.shuls, amenities. Call
                                                                                     overlooking, In/out &tennis,17th fairway fee for estab. & caregiver like-minded 416-834-4312. Licensed.
                                                                                                     17th fairway
                                             5 bed., w/o bsmnt., backs pond.                                                                sponsorship. No of Palms. Exper. fit, seeks available, live
                                                                                                                                   overlooking                                   258 HEALTH CARE                               257 be comfortable orHard                 sm
                                             905-886-4227, 416-886-8943.
                                                                                        Williams at
                                                                                                                                   415-595-9669. 2 & Internet research likes being spoiled. You must HEALTH CARE
                                                                                     Punta Cana, Dominican3 yrs. in employer. Call lux. last condo on female who areexc. refs. Call
                                                                                     Reno’d within last Republic.                Miami Bch., 416-932-3042. in in or out,
                                                                                                                                   Reno’d within bdr. 3 yrs.                                       necessary.                 258 HEALTHCARE                           ing,
                                                                                     Miami Bch., lux. 2 bdr. condo on
                                                                                     well kept bldg. Enjoy golf
                                                                                     Golfer’s paradise. New 4 bed.,        on    the ocean, new furn., gym, pool, CJN Box #5243. or 647-328-6922. all levels. AVAILABLE jobs
                                                                                                                                   well kept front with International business contacts at Electrician WANTED
                                                                                                                                    with working Enjoy golf 2/2 416-784-1177
                                                                                                                                                   bldg. condo           on
                                                                                                                                                                                          WANTED                                           seeks small
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Organization and insta
77 WILD GINGERWAY                                                                                                                  Beach
                                                       15 HOUSES                         1/2 bth., sleeps gym, pool,
                                                                                     the ocean, new courses, access
                                                                                     4 championship furn.,8. Maid &
                                                                                     5 Delray/Huntington Lks. 55+, 2/2, Lady with 18 yrs. courses, 11th flr. Live-in caregiver needed for a ONLY!!!!!
                                                                                                                                 avail. immed.
                                                                                                                                   4 championship exp, avail.                                                                                                         srmm
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                                                                                     avail. immed. more details call                multi-tasking orview. access Exp. caregiver avail. F/T. Able to Caringtight deadlines light 416-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Live-in caregiver provide &
                                                                                                                                   spectacular ocean are paramount. Must be able to handleCalllady wouldneeded for a A-1 Sh             416-636-5732.
                                                       FOR RENT                      butler beaut. semi-priv. pools. take care of elderly caregiver,
                                                                                        lake incl. view, exquisite, all
Townhouse end unit. Backs to                                                            high Village, Deerfield visit
                                                                                     Cent. end kit., bth., flrs., Bch.,
                                                                                                                                   Drasticallyeffectively pools.
                                                                                     Close to restaurants, stores,granite, Cent. Village, Deerfield Bch., travel, driver’s
                                                                                                                                   Close 416-652-0553.
                                                                                                                                   $440,000. Robert 786-395-6666
                                                                                                                                                                                Replying to an ad
                                                                                                                                   to 2 beaut. semi-priv. to US disabled senior. Some lifting &
                                                                                                                                                       reduced in a fast paced environment. Reply disabled senior. companionship apt, off
                                                                                     John 786-295-4889, andPublix flex. restaurants, stores, Publix travel required. lic., light hskpng. Please fax your
                                                                                                                                 1 1/2 condo, grd. flr. kosher kit., or nursing home. 647-280-9435.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         housekeeping & Some lifting &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          confidentially by FAX to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         for405 FURNITURE
ravine. 3 bd., $375,000. Hedva               Thornhill/Franklin Ave. 5 bdrm.,             complex. Immed. kosher
                                                                                     in 1/2appls., +grd. flr. more. kit.,
                                                                           $169K                 in complex. Immed.orclose email to to 905-326-4712.
                                                                                                                                    416-367-5415 occupancy.
                                                                                                                                   by               with a
                                                                                     1s/s condo, much occupancy. Are you in need of a Caregiver?to resume rallain@ifg-canada.comresume tothe title Admin.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            using Knowledge in medica-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         travel required. Please fax your
(cell) 416-436-4838 C/21                     4000 sf + bsmnt. Pool. $2500.           Low 120’s. Contact Heather.
                                                                                                                                 monthly or season,
                                                                                                                                   LowCare, Application deadline is February 23, 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         tions. Drives car. 647-831-2716.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           905-326-4712.                    4
Heritage Grp. 905-764-7111                   905-886-4227, 416-886-8943
                                                                                     monthly or season, close to
                                                                                          240 EMPLOYMENT or synagogues. 954-969-7206Assist. Child
                                                                                                                                           120’s. Contact House-or
                                                                                     416-630-9466. or 1-954-972-8787. Senior Raton. Care & in spac.
                                                                                                                                                                                      255 DOMESTIC                   Earl Bales Sr. Woodworkers.
                                                                                     synagogues. 954-969-7206
                                                                                                                                   416-630-9466. orRelax
                                                                                           MIAMI BEACH FOR $199K keeping. REMCARE Providers.
                                                                                                                                   2 bed., 2 bth., 1,563 sf condo.              CJN Box Number?
                                                                                                                                                                                       HELP WANTED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fully trainedrepairs,Exper. & refs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Caning, chair            P.S.W. regluing,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Looking for 416-630-6487.
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                                                35 CONDOMINIUMS                         Oceanfront condominium w/pool,
                                                                                                130 FLORIDA                                647-342-6537.
                                                    FOR RENT                         Recent retirees for customer
                                                                                                                                   55+, gated community with lux.
                                                                                                                                             130 FLORIDA                        Address your mail to:
                                                                                                                                   185 OUT-OF-COUNTRY FT live-in caregiver for a senior children. 416-742-9554.
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            416-784-1177 or 647-328-6922.
            call 416-322-2881 or visit                                                         Best Prices!!! Best Quality!!! Best action. Reas. rates Small home
                                                                                               installation & repairs. Jules - Painter’s idea -905-707-6531.
                     250 DOMESTIC                         275 ARTICLES
                                                          305 PERSONAL                                  395 ELECTRICAL
                                                                                               416-726-5338. Improvements improvements. MOVING
                                                                                               Service!!! Home                                        445 Excel. quality/prices
            Exp. HELP AVAILABLE to
                   caregiver avail. F/T. Able               WANTED
                                                       COMPANIONS WANTED                       & painting. Licensed & Bonded Free Estm. Victor 416-893-5967.
            February 5, 2009
            Caregiver, companion, avail.
            travel, driver’s lic., light hskpng.                                                                             The Canadian G&M Moving
                                                                                                All kinds of 416-804-1706. For Jewish news and Storage. Apts.,
                                                                                                                  electrical jobs.                                                                                         T Page 41
             Nannies/caregivers available.
            or nursing home. 647-280-9435.
            for elderly care, PT or FT.
                                                      Ben Buys Book Collections,
                                                      Early 50’s Jewish prof. male,               Before signing
                                                                                               Call Shlomo
                                                                                                great service call Serge, homes, offices. Short notice. Large
                                                                                                                                                   500 TUTORING
                                                      estab. & fit, seeks letters, doc-
                                                      manuscripts, diaries, like-minded
             In/out & sponsorship. No fee for
                    255 DOMESTIC
                     250 DOMESTIC
             employer. Call 416-932-3042.             uments & militaria. 416-890-9644.
                                                      female whoPERSONAL
                                                           275 likes being spoiled.                any contract,
                                                                                                416-834-4312. Licensed.
                                                                                               General Contractors for all your
                                                                                               renovations. Very experienced. THE TUTORSHIP ADVANTAGE Jewish World
                                                                                                        395 ELECTRICAL
                                                                                                                                           or small. We carry supplies.
                                                                                                                                           905-738-4030. Israel & the
                                                                                                                                                      445 MOVING
                                                                                                Electrician seeks small jobs
 bed.,      Filipina caregiver with nursing
                    HELP WANTED
                   HELP AVAILABLE for                 CJN Box #5243. WANTED
                                                       COMPANIONS                                   make sure
                                                                                               Great service. Reasonable rates. Math, Chemistry, Physics, Biology,
                                                                                                ONLY!!!!! of electrical jobs. For s r m m o v e r s @ h Storage..Apts.,
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            background avail. to work                                                                                                      G&M Moving and o t m i l c o m
                                                                                               SB Construction. 416-834-4312. English, French, EssayaWriting.
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                                                                                                Israel responds to rocket attacks
 s call     FT live-in babysitting w/ends +
             Nannies/caregivers a senior              Early 50’s Jewish prof. male,                         service call Serge, 416-386-1595
  visit     somehrs.sponsorship. 40 hrs/wk.
             flex. home. $9.25/hr., No fee for
             In/out & 416-652-0553.
            in priv.week days. Very committed.           Replying to an ad
                                                      estab. & fit, seeks like-minded          Small repairs, painting, laminate
                                                                                                416-834-4312. Licensed.
                                                                                                                                           homes, offices. Short notice. Large
                                                                                                                                           or office, We carry supplies.
                                                                                                                                           apt, 416-747-7082.
 ublic.     Near Eglinton/Allen Rd. Applicants
            Reasonable. Call 416-298-8790 or
             employer. Call 416-932-3042.
                                                               with a
                                                      female who likes being spoiled.                    is
                                                                                                        405 FURNITURE
                                                                                               floors, drywall and more. Please Tutoring and More. Certif. & exper.
            should haveneed of a Caregiver?
             Are you in secondary school or                                                                                                          ed PAINTING/
                                                                                               call Fred at 416-420-8731. jobs spec. 450teacher; Language
                                                                                                Electrician seeks small
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             Seniorwith 18 yrs.relevant work
                                                      CJN Box #5243.
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                                                                                               Hardwood Floor sanding, stain- school writing, hebrew reading.
                                                                                                           Call 416-636-5732.              A-1
                                                                                                                                                      grades 1 - 8. Univ./high-
                                                                                                                                                                                  would be a sharp Israeli response that would be dispropor-
  visit      flex. hrs.647-342-6537.
            in or out, exc. refs. Call
            416-997-5766. 416-652-0553.                            to an
                                                         ReplyingPETS ad
                                                         Address your mail to:
                                                                                                custom, reas. 416-630-6487.                Prof. painting/paper-hanging
                                                                                               ing, refinishing, new floors, Assess. strengths/needs/plan of
                                                                                                                                           apt, office, business. 416-747-7082.   tional vis-a-vis the firing at residents of the State of Israel
            416-784-1177 or 647-328-6922.                                                            with the
                                                                                                        405 FURNITURE                      416-667-9869 or 905-762-1657
                                                                                               installation & repairs. Jules - action. Reas. rates 905-707-6531.
                                                           The with a                          416-726-5338. Furniture RepairAirJacob. No Shabbos calls.
                                                                                                JERUSALEM — Israel’s                          Force struck several targets and at our forces. We will not go back to the rules of the game
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             Are257in need of a Caregiver?
                                                                Canadian                                                                           450 PAINTING/
             Honest, reliable,Care & House-
             Senior Care, Child experienced
            Exp. caregiver avail. F/T. Able to
             cleaningAVAILABLE refs. Call
                                                                                                in Specializing Woodworkers. rocket barrages on southern Is- that the terrorist organizations tried to dictate in the past. We
                                                                                                Earl Bales Sr. in touchups.
                                                                                                      Gaza in response to new                         WALLPAPER
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                                                                                                Caning, chair repairs, regluing,                        777 PAINTING
                           REMCARE Providers.
                  10 PRIVATE HOUSES
            or nursing home. 647-280-9435.
            Caring lady would provide light              1500 Don Mills Rd.
                                                             190 VACATION                         Before signing
                                                                                                rael. 250 DOMESTIC
                                                                                                on premises. 416-654-0518.
                                                                                                custom, reas. 416-630-6487.                           275 PERSONAL
                                                                                                                                           Prof. experience. Interior and
                                                                                                                                           15yrs.painting/paper-hanging           will act according to new rules that will ensure that we are
                                                                                                                                                                                         395 ELECTRICAL                            445 MOVING
                            FOR SALE                      Address your Home
                                                         Away frommail to:                               HELP AVAILABLE                        COMPANIONS said Israel
                                                                                                                                           exterior. Olmert WANTED
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            housekeeping & companionship
             Cleaning ladies available. Great
                    255 DOMESTIC
                                                                 Suite 205
                                                                  PROPERTY                         any contract,
                                                                                                Marcantonio  415 Furniture Repair reasonable rates. Referencesrock- All kinds of electrical jobs. For G&M Moving and Storage. Apts.,
                                                                                                                     HOME                  416-667-9869 or 905-762-1657
                                                                                                would launch a “disproportionate” response to the new upon border that denies southern residents aoffices. Short notice. Large
                                                                                                                                           Jacob. No Shabbos calls.
  nch.      for elderly. Knowledge in medica-                        York, Ont.
                                                             The Specializing                      Nannies/caregivers available. request.50’s Jewish prof. male, great service call Serge, homes, normal life.”
                                                                                                                                              Early Mike @ 416-303-3276.
 on at         Thornhill. New 400 sf house.
             rates. Call 416-894-9689 or
             Honest, reliable, experienced
                     Drives WANTED
            tions. HELPcar. 647-831-2716.
               5 bed., w/o with
             416-271-6569. good refs.pond.
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                                                                                                     Specializing in touchups.
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            FT live-in caregiverExper. senior
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                                                                                                PROFESSIONAL Israel’s retaliatory strike included six spoiled. Ehud Barak to instruct the IDF, as his position requires, to
                                                                                                      The targets of PICTURE Canadian Painters. Painting
                                                                                                   employer. Call 416-932-3042.
                                                                                                on premises. 416-654-0518.                 15yrs. experience.being smug-
                                                                                                                                              female who likes Interior and                                              905-738-4030.
 glish,     Fully trained P.S.W. for a we can
             416-631-0327.                  & refs.        Don’t forget New 4
                                                        Golfer’s paradise. to putbed.,                                                                                             Electrician seeks small jobs
             Del’s home.
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                                                                 Suite 205
                                                                                                HANGING. By nice Jewish guy! interior and exterior. Small
                                                                                                                                              CJN Box #5243.
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                                                        5 the Box Number Maid &                    Ladytunnels HOME
                                                                                                         iswith 18 and a Hamas to renovations. Mark, 416-830-6872.
                                                                                                Terry, 427 JUDAICA
                                                                                                             415 yrs.                                                              ONLY!!!!!                               is m o v e r s by t m circum-
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            children. 416-742-9554.                          your York, details
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                                                                                                   take an Israel Defence                                                                   Call 416-636-5732.           A-1 Short of this firing. Such
                                                                                                                                                                                  stances that have been created as a resultNotice. Insured. Home,
 on at                      FOR
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             rates. Call 416-894-9689 or
            should have secondary school or                           Sandy                               care of elderly or caregiver,
                                                                                               Tail bags & cushion covers made              Replying to an ad
                                                                                                                                           request. Mike @
                                                            CJN M3B 3K4valid
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                                                                                                   flex. hrs. 416-652-0553.    SHOWER Expert Painter, inter./exter., great                                               apt, office, business. 416-747-7082.
  hool       416-271-6569.
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            equiv. + 2-3 yrs. of relevant work                   Box #’s are                          “As the sole
                                                                                               from your needlepoint. Sewingthe prices,Strip, Hamas bears full an Israeli action and such an Israeli response will come at a
                                                                                                                                            Gaza                                         405 FURNITURE
             • Thornhill/Franklin Ave. 5 bdrm.,
                Healthcare Coordination
            exper. in the last 3 or newborn,
            for work with elderly yrs. Shirley            416-722-6336
                                                              REPAIRS. Bath. & PICTURE Canadian Painters. Painting
                                                                                                PROFESSIONAL Kit. Miriam
                                                                                                     licensed          for
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                                                                                                                                                 with a
                                                                                                                                                      refs. avail. upon request.
 glish,      Live-in/out filipina we can
             Del’s Cleaning Service, nanny,
               4000 sf + bsmnt. Pool. $2500.              Don’t forget to put
                                                              for 30 days.                         Are you in need of a Caregiver?
                                                                                                cabinet reface, paint/tile.
                                                                                                HANGING. By                                                      Call Vince of                                                  450 PAINTING/
                                                                                               Hess 416-789-0285. Jewish guy! interior and or 416-779-0077.
            live in/out. Contact Carol or Sandra
             caregiver for sponsorship avail.,
             clean houses, renovation clean
            at 905-886-4227, 416-886-8943
             no fee to employer. Please
                    and after cleaning.
             up,257 HEALTHCARE Call
                                                         the Box Number on
                                                          240 EMPLOYMENT
                                                           your envelope.
                                                                                                   Senior Care, statement said.
                                                                                                damage. Call Child Care & House- 905-851-3461
                                                                                                     with the
                                                                                                control,” the416-826-0574.
                                                                                                Terry, 905-882-2395.
                                                                                                   keeping. REMCARE Providers.
                                                                                                Best Prices!!! Best Quality!!! Bestwarnings Painter, inter./exter., great
                                                                                                      Israel647-342-6537.                   CJN Box Number?
                                                                                                                                           renovations. Mark, 416-830-6872.
                                                                                                                                                      to idea - Small home
                                                                                                                                                                                  ist elements inWoodworkers. how, where and when we will
                                                                                                                                                                                   Earl Bales Sr. advance as to
                                                                                                                                                                                   Caning, chair repairs, regluing,
                                                                                                               had sent telephone Painter’s civilians in the area respond,reas. 416-630-6487.
                                                                                                                                                                                   custom, but we will respond. This must be unequivocally
             call35 CONDOMINIUMS
            Nurse 416-322-2881 or care
                      seeks private-duty to
                        AVAILABLE                            305 ARTICLES
                                                           CJN Box #’s are customer
                                                        Recent WANTED valid
                                                                                                HANDYMENCH. SHOWER Expert
                                                                                                                                                  AddressExcel. mail
                                                                                                Service!!! Home Improvements improvements.MOVING to:
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                                                                                                to according445avail. upon request. clear.”
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                         416-667-9869 or 905-762-1657
            for patientsFOR RENT
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                                                             275retirees for                    REPAIRS.ELECTRICAL
                                                                                                        395 Bath.
             Live-in/outAVAILABLEfilipina nanny,
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            Caring lady companion, avail.
            p/t. 416-264-3621, 416-258-4802.
             Caregiver, sponsorship avail.,
             caregiver for
                                                        service for 30 Bathurst/Finch.
                                                                 work. days.
                                                       COMPANIONS WANTED                           Licensing
                                                                                                & painting. Licensed & Bonded Free Estm. Victor Call Vince at
                                                                                                   Honest, reliable, experienced
                                                                                                All kinds of electrical jobs. For
                                                                                                Call Shlomo 416-804-1706.
                                                                                                                                            civilian were 416-893-5967.
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                                                                                                                                                                                   Marcantonio Furniture Repair Jacob. No Shabbos calls.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Specializing in touchups.
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             In/out & to
                                & companionship
            housekeepingcare, PT or FT.
             Nannies/caregivers available.
             for fee unit,employer. Please
                   elderly 1 or 2 years, 3 bed.,
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            for elderly.HEALTH CARE for
                           Knowledge in medica-
                                                      Ben Buys Book Collections,
                                                      Early 50’s Jewish prof. male,
                                                      manuscripts, diaries, letters, doc-
                                                      estab. & fit, seeks like-minded
                                                        Curriculum Co-ordinator
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                                                                                                damage. Call 416-826-0574. shells wereoffices. Short Gaza Large
                                                                                                afternoon after five mortarCall 905-851-3461from notice. at the Restoration & general repairs done
                                                                                                   cleaning lady with good Serge, homes, Jewish News
                                                                                                great service call refs.
                                                                                                416-834-4312. Licensed. your
                                                                                                western Negev. Later Sunday 905-738-4030. - Mills home
                                                                                                Best Prices!!! Best Quality!!!
                                                                                                                                                       fired or 416-779-0077.
                                                                                                                                                    500 TUTORING
                                                                                                                                           or small. We carry supplies.
                                                                                                                                                  1500 Don
                                                                                                                                           Painter’s idea Small Rd.
                                                                                                General Contractors for all Best evening, a Qassam rocket was
                                                                                                                                                                                Hamas agrees to one-year truce
                                                                                                                                                                                   on premises. 416-654-0518.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    777 PAINTING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         15yrs. experience. Interior and
             call 416-322-2881 or visit
               2 full bth., prkng. 416-781-1662.
             employer. Call
            tions. Drives car. 647-831-2716.
                                                      uments who likes being spoiled.
                                                               & militaria. 416-890-9644.
                                                        for Jewish boys school. Must
                                                      CJN Box #5243.                            416-392-3000
                                                                                                renovations. seeks small jobs improvements.
                                                                                                Electrician Gaza experienced.
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                                                                                                ONLY!!!!!                 available.
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                                                 a                                                 rates. Call416-804-1706. rockets were fired York, Ont.
                                                                                                           least 416-894-9689 or English, French, Essay Writing.
                                                                                                      At Call four416-834-4312. A-1
                                                                                                SB Construction.                                               from Gaza into             IMPROVEMENT                    request. Mike @ 416-303-3276.
  visit     disabled senior. liv. rm.w/endsbar,
            Looking or babysitting Seniors/
             flex. hrs. 416-652-0553.
             elderly PRIVATE HOUSES
             for 10 f/p, new kitch., new appl.
                   elderly care, PT or FT.
                        for live-inSome lifting +
                                    work.                 Replying to an ad
                                                        Orthodox Book Collections,
                                                      Ben Buys Jewish education at              Call Shlomo JUDAICA
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                                                                                                the western Negev shortly
                                                                                                                                           apt,           M3B 416-747-7082.
                                                                                                                                                   a.m. Sunday. One
                                                                                                                                                      275 PERSONAL
                                                                                                                                                    500 TUTORING
                                                               190 and letters,
                                                      manuscripts, diaries, high school                 405 FURNITURE                                                                    395 ELECTRICAL                            445 MOVING
            travel week needPlease fax your
             some required. Very committed.
            children. in days. of a Caregiver?
             647-377-7832. SALE
               $1250 905-326-4712.
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                                                                                               Tail bags Contractors for all two kindergartens, accordingputre- truce with Israel proposed by Egypt, an and exterior. Small
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                                                                                                                                                   450 PAINTING/
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                                                      uments & militaria.fluent in English,              HELP and more. we
                                                                                                floors, drywallAVAILABLE can
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                                                                 PROPERTY                          Del’s Cleaning Service, made
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                                                                                                                                                      WALLPAPER on                 All kinds of electrical jobs. For G&M Moving and Storage. Apts.,
            Personal REMCARE Providers.                 Hebrew and Yiddish. Fax resume:
                                                           CJN Box
                                                                                                call yourat 416-420-8731.
                                                                                                   clean needlepoint. Sewing
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                                                                                                ports.service. Reasonable rates. spec. ed teacher; Language
             keeping.caregiver 400 sf house.
               Thornhill. elderly with nursing
            for work with New or newborn,
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                                                                                                Caning,houses, renovation clean
                                                                                                custom, reas. or group. Miriam
                                                                                                                                                       50’s Jewish prof.
                                                                                                                                                                Physics, Biology,
                                                                                               lessons private416-630-6487. Call Math, Chemistry,1 - 8. Univ./high-
                                                                                                   Nannies/caregivers available.                                                   Terry, service call Serge, homes, offices. Short notice. Large
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         renovations. Mark, 416-830-6872.
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                         647-342-6537.                                                                                                              painting/paper-hanging
 ES          background avail. to work for
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            live in/out.w/o bsmnt., backs pond.              250 DOMESTIC
                                                          Address your mail to:                           275 PERSONAL
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                                                                                                                                           English, & ELECTRICAL                             Dubai-based Al-Arabiya satellite network reported
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                                                                                                      1500 Don Mills Rd.                                                          G&M Moving and Storage. Apts.,
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                                                                                                                                                                                   Electrician seeks Kit. renov.,
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          John 786-295-4889, medica-
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                                                                                                   caregiver for sponsorship avail., school writing, hebrew reading.
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                                                                                                                                                                                   Caning, chair repairs, regluing,
              service work. Bathurst/Finch.
                                                            OPPORTUNITIES                                  The contract, or FT.
                                                                                                   NearanyREMCAREPT Miriam St. painting. Licensed & Bonded Free Estm. Victor 416-893-5967.
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                   35 125elderly or
 4695.                                                                                                    Eglinton/Allen Rd. Applicants
                                                                                                                      3522                       Specializing in touchups.
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                                                                                                                                              manuscripts,general letters, doc- General777 PAINTING all your Prof. 500 TUTORING
               maintenance. 305-933-4000.
                     255 DOMESTIC
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            live in/out. Contact Carol or Sandra Caregiver, companion, avail.
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                                                                                                             have secondary
                                                                                                   647-377-7832. Collections,
                                                                                                 Ben 416-789-0285.                             appropriately
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                                                                                                                                                   Shlomo              mail                   Contractors for
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                                                                                                                                              uments & militaria. 416-890-9644. 15yrs. experience.experienced. THE TUTORSHIP905-762-1657
  1662.     atCentury Village Pembroke
            children. 416-742-9554. ground for elderly care, PT
              Curriculum Co-ordinator senior
                           FOR                        416-631-0327.
            FT647-886-5143. SALEa wanted 647-377-7832. Bathurst/Finch.
                                                                                                                    yrs. Mills Rd.
                                                                                                       1500 contractor
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                                                                                                                                                                                   renovations. Very Interior and
                                                                                                                                                                                   Marcantonio Furniture Repair Jacob. No Shabbos calls.        ADVANTAGE
                  live-in 2BA beautiful
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                                                                                                 uments & militaria. 205 work for renovations. Canadian
              416-391-1836 (ask for classified advertising)
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                                                                                                   Honest,Suite 416-890-9644.                                                      Great service. Reasonable rates. Math, Chemistry, Physics, Biology,
                                                                                                                                                                                      Specializing in touchups.
              for Jewish $9.25/hr., 40spacious
            in3000home. boys school. Must
               floor Bathurst. Bright, hrs/wk.
            Nurse250 DOMESTIC care
                      condo. Golf course, lake              275 PERSONAL                           cleaning lady is
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                                                                                                        395 needlepoint.                                 415 HOME
                                                                                                                                                      445 MOVING
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                         Support Rd. Applicants
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                                                                                                                                                      Jewish News                 THE TUTORSHIP 416-834-4312.
                                                                                                                                                                                   SB Construction. ADVANTAGE
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            for work withsecondary newborn,
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Math, Chemistry, Physics, Biology,
                                                                                                                                                                   Mills Apts., request. French,416-303-3276.
                                                                                                                                                  1500 Don 416-834-4312. English, Mike 416-654-0518.
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                                                                                                   Cleaning ladies call put
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                                                                                                416-834-4312. Licensed.
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                                                                                                             Call Number on                        North nice Ont.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                         request. Mike @ 416-303-3276.
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               spectacular private-duty 11th flr. Orthodox likes
            Nurse seeks new kitch., newcare 416-624-6963. being spoiled.
                           Call 416-932-3042.
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                                                                                                   416-271-6569.                                          M3B
                                                                                                                                             Terry, 905-882-2395.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Tutoring and More. Certif. & exper.
                                                                                                                                                                                  renovations. Mark, 416-830-6872.       & math, grades 1 - 8. Univ./high-
                     Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.
onon,          electric f/p, reduced to appl. CJN Box #5243. cleaning. Call
              416-787-9044.                                                                                your envelope.
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                                                                                                Electrician seeksavailable, live            call Fred at 416-420-8731.            spec. ed teacher; Language
 bed.,         Drastically home or hospital.
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                        AVAILABLE               US elementary and high school                       Metropolitan
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 989.&         $1250 incl. utils.,
            Live-in caregiver TV/Cable, A/C, 416-743-4174/416-710-0408.
             Lady with 18 yrs. needed for to
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                                                                                                                                                                                   ing, refinishing, new floors,,     p/t. 416-264-3621, 416-258-4802. Exper. caregiver available, live                      Del’s  Licensing clean REPAIRS. Bath. &new floors, Expert writing, hebrew request. interior and exterior. Small
                                                                                                         CJN Boxcar. 647-328-6922. ing,the Notice. Insured.renov., prices, refs. avail. upon reading.- Assess. strengths/needs/plan of
                                                                                                                                                                                   HANGING. By nice
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                                                                                                           Call 416-636-5732.
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             flex. hrs. 416-652-0553. 55+, 2/2, Live-in/out filipina nanny,
            housekeeping & companionship
               Delray/Huntington Lks.
                          HEALTH in medica-
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                                                                                                   clean houses,
                                                                                                      Commission Call apt, office,reface,repairs. Jules - Assess. strengths/needs/plan at renovations. Mark, 416-830-6872.
                                                                                                   up, and for 30 days.
                                                                                                                 after cleaning.
                                                                                                                                             cabinet business. 416-747-7082.
                                                                                                                                                      your envelope.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Terry, 905-882-2395.
                                                                                                                                            installation & paint/tile. water action. finishes. Call Vince
                                                                                                                                                                                  Faux Reas. rates 905-707-6531.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of  action. Reas. rates 905-707-6531.
m 2/2,         Boca golf view, exquisite, spac.
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               lake & person. 647-831-2716.                                                              405 FURNITURE
                                                                                                   Fully caregiver avail. F/T. Able to 416-726-5338.
                                                                                                   Exp. trained P.S.W. Exper. & refs. damage. Call 416-826-0574.                  905-851-3461 or 416-779-0077.
             Arebed.,in 905-326-4712. granite, Exp. fee to employer. Able to
            tions. Drives car. of a Caregiver?
               high end need 1,563 sf
               2 you 2 kit., bth., flrs., condo. no caregiver avail. F/T. Please
                            bth.,                                                                   416-392-3000
                                                                                                   travel, driver’s lic., light hskpng.             CJN PAINTING/
                                                                                                                                                    450 Box #’s are valid
                                                                                                                                                                                   HANDYMENCH. SHOWER Expert Painter, inter./exter., great
                                                                                                                                                                                            427 JUDAICA
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                                                                                                Earl Bales home. 647-280-9435. Best Prices!!! Best Quality!!! Best Painter’s idea - & Kit. renov., prices, refs. avail. upon request.
                                                                                                   or nursing Sr. Woodworkers.                                                       Before signing
                                                                                                                                                                                   REPAIRS. Bath.
 56 sq.
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            Live-in caregiverwork. Seniors/
                     250 DOMESTIC
             keeping. SALE/RENTbusses,
                          REMCARE Providers.
            Looking for live-in
               clubhouse, pools,
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               561-789-4334. Some
                                                   CJN Box Number?
                                                            275 PERSONAL                           Live-in/out filipina
                                                                                                   children. 416-742-9554. nanny,
                                                                                                           305 ARTICLES
                                                                                                        395 ELECTRICAL
                                                                                                                     repairs, regluing,
                                                                                                           427 JUDAICA
                                                                                                                                                   Before30 days.
                                                                                                                                                      445 MOVINGsigning            cabinet reface, paint/tile.home
                                                                                                Caning, chair sponsorship avail., Service!!! Home Improvements improvements. Excel. quality/prices
                                                                                                                                                                                      any contract,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Small water Faux finishes. Call Vince at
                                                                                                                                                                                   Tail bags Call 416-826-0574.
                                                                                                                                                                                   damage. & cushion covers made 905-851-3461 or 416-779-0077.
 4695.         Temple. $107,000 USD. Gail. COMPANIONS WANTED
                    HELP AVAILABLE
                the deadline will be earlier. Please call for exact times.
            travel required. Please fax your
                                                                                                           255 416-630-6487.
                                                                                                   Personalto DOMESTIC
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                                                                                                   no fee Support Worker made                       any and Storage.
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                                                                                                                                             & painting. Licensed & Bonded Free Estm. Victor 416-893-5967.
 omer Bill, Caregiver, companion,to:
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                  MIAMI BEACH FOR
            Personal Support Worker $199K                Address your mail avail.
                                                            255 DOMESTIC                        All bags of electrical jobs. For
                                                                                                   call 416-322-2881 or visit homes, offices. or 905-762-1657
                                                                                                fromwork with Furniturenewborn, 416-667-9869 Short notice. Large
                                                                                                           HELP elderly or Serge,
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                                                                                                  Ben your needlepoint. Sewing                                                         make sure
                                                                                                                                                                                   lessons private or group. Miriam Painter’s idea - Small home
                                                                                                                                                                                   Best Prices!!! Best Quality!!! Best
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 9K          Nannies/caregivers available.
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                                                                                                   live in/out. Contact Carol Miriam                   make sure
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                                                                                                                                                                                   Hess 500 Home Improvements improvements. Excel. quality/prices
                     All Classified ads require
  nch.         Oceanfront condominium w/pool,
               1-321-636-0140. or newborn, estab.The Canadian                             touchups.                                                              416-789-0285.
             In/out & sponsorship. No Sandra
               tennis. Contact Carol or fee for
             Honest, reliable, experienced
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            at 647-886-5143. good refs. Call - FT live-in caregiver for spoiled.
             cleaningviews. Low taxes &
                                                              & fit, seeks like-minded
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                                                                                                416-834-4312. Licensed. a senior General Contractors for
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                                                                                                                                                                                   & painting. Licensed & Bonded Free Estm. Victor 416-893-5967.
                                                                                                                                                        777 Very experienced. THE TUTORSHIP ADVANTAGE
 amic          water lady with
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                                                                                                   Caregiver,        $9.25/hr., 40 jobs                                                     445 MOVING
 anted         ESCAPE private-duty to care in priv. home. $9.25/hr., 40 Rd.
             416-631-0327. 305-933-4000.
                      seeks FLORIDA
            Nursewith WINTER. New listing,
                                                      Filipina #5243. Mills hrs/wk.
                                                         1500 Don
                                                     CJN Box caregiver with nursing             Electrician seeks small to care 15yrs.Buys Book Collections, Call Shlomo 416-804-1706.
                                                                                                    BEDROOM SUITES • DINING
                                                                                                  •Nurse seeks private-duty
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                                                                                                on premises. 416-654-0518. FT. Great service. Reasonable rates. Math, Chemistry, Physics, Biology,
                                                                                                                                                               is                           is
                   prepayment before
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                                                                                                ONLY!!!!!REFINISHING AND             or                                                                                          500 TUTORING
aid &
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                                                                Suite 205                          for patients in home or school or smanuscripts, diaries,m a i l work,
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                                                                                                                                             SB Construction. 416-834-4312. English, GEMINI MOVERS
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             take care PROPERTY 2Great
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               Century of elderly or caregiver,
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            p/t. 416-264-3621,Pembroke Pines should have secondary w/endsor
                                                                                                             415 HOME
                                                                                                           Call 416-636-5732.
                                                                                                   REUPHOLSTERY SERVICES
                                                                                                   p/t. 416-264-3621, 416-258-4802. A-1 Short Notice. Insured. Home,
                                                                                                                                            reasonable militaria. 416-890-9644. 416-386-1595 Very experienced. THE TUTORSHIP ADVANTAGE
                                                                                                                                              uments & rates. References upon        appropriately
                                                                                                                                                                                   General French, Essay Writing.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Contractors for all your
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                           FOR fairway                    North York, Ont.
             rates. Call 17th SALE ground some + 2-3 yrs. of relevant work
             flex. 2BR416-652-0553. of Palms. equiv. week days. Very committed.
                    hrs. 2BA beautiful
                              416-894-9689 or
                                                                                                   equiv. + 2-3 yrs. of relevant work apt, office, business. 416-747-7082.
                                                                                                   Filipina the last 3 yrs. Shirley Small repairs, painting, laminate
                                                                                                   exper. incaregiver with nursing request. Mike @ 416-303-3276.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Great service. Since 1972 LTD.
                                                                                                                                                                                             & STORAGE rates.
                                                                                                                                                                                        licensed    Reasonable
                        The CJN accepts Visa, Mastercard,
                                                      Reasonable. Call 3K4 Shirley
             416-271-6569. Golf course, lake exper. in M3B 416-298-8790 or
                  258 HEALTH CARE
               floor condo.
               Reno’d WANTEDneed a Caregiver?     with a
             Are you in withinoflast 3 yrs. in 416-997-5766.
                                                                 the last 3 yrs.                        258 HEALTHto work for floors, drywall and more. Please Tutoring and More.416-834-4312. Math, Chemistry, Physics,Writing.
                                                                                                         405 FURNITURE          CARE
                                                                                        Canadian PAINTING/
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                                                                                                   416-997-5766.                                         licensed
                                                                                                                                                    450 416-420-8731.              SB Construction. Certif. & exper.     English, French, Essay
 . Call
                       investment amenities. on
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                                     opp. golf
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                                                                                                PROFESSIONAL PICTURE+ call Fred at Painters. Painting
                                                                                                Earl BalesWANTED w/ends
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                                                                                                                  Sr. Woodworkers.                        with the                      with the
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                                                                                                         257 days. Very                                  and exterior.
               Florida! 750 building lots & 75 lots
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               start houses, semi-priv.
            disabled$10,000 Some50% seller Exper. caregiver available, live
                                   USD. lifting &
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                      beaut. cleaning. your
                                             for a        257 HEALTHCARE
                                                         the Box Number on
                                                            your envelope. Call
                                                                                                Caning, chair repairs, committed. Hardwood Mark, sanding, stain- & math, grades painting, laminate
                                                                                                Terry, 905-882-2395. regluing,a renovations. Floor 416-830-6872.
                                                                                                   Live-in caregiver needed foror
                                                                                                   Reasonable. 416-630-6487.                    Metropolitan
                                                                                                                                                                                   Small repairs, 1 Piano Movers
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Professional - 8. Univ./high-
                                                                                                custom, reas.Call 416-298-8790 & Prof. refinishing, new floors, schoolTel: 416-782-8736     writing, hebrew reading.
                                                                                                                                                                                   floors, drywall and more. Please Tutoring and More. Certif. & exper.
            travel      647-342-6537.
             up, and Contact Frank McAlonon,
               Beach front after              Call             out, exc. refs.                     disabled senior. Some lifting             ing, painting/paper-hanging
   2/2                                stores, 2/2
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            resumetocannot be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion.
               Close to 905-326-4712.                    Address your mail to:                     416-624-6963.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Assess. strengths/needs/plan of
                                                                                                                                                                                   call Fred at 416-420-8731.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Call until 905-707-6531. spec. ed teacher; Univ./high-   Language
                                                                                                                                                                                  action. Reas. rates 11 p.m.
 omer flr.
             416-743-4174/416-710-0408. Ed 416-784-1177 or 647-328-6922.                        HANDYMENCH. SHOWER 416-667-9869 or 905-762-1657-
                                                                                                   travel required. Please Repair           Expert Painter, inter./exter., great
                                                                                                                                             installation & repairs. Jules
  th flr.      spectacular ocean view. 11th
               in complex. Immed. occupancy.                               are valid
                                                           CJN Box #’s representative
                                                     Caring lady would provide light               Caring lady Furniture fax your
                                                                                                REPAIRS. Bath. &available,light prices, No avail. upon request.
                                                                                                Marcantonio would Kit. renov., Jacob. refs.Shabbos calls.                                                                & math, grades 1 - 8.
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                                                            The sales
                             any problems to the attention of your Canadian                                                                  416-726-5338.                                Fax: Floor sanding,
                                                                                                                                                                                   Hardwood416-240-9133stain- school writing, hebrew reading.
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                                                                                                   Exper. to 905-326-4712.
                                                                                                   housekeeping & companionship
                                                                                                     Specializing in
                                                                                                   in or out, paint/tile. water                   Commission
                                                                                                cabinet reface, exc. refs. Call Faux finishes. Call Vince at                        Commission
                                                                                                                                                                                       Top quality new floors, Assess. strengths/needs/plan of
                                                                                                                                                                                   ing, refinishing, service
                                                      travel,Jewish News
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        Vancouver skater waiting for next shot with Islanders
                                                    By PAUL LUNGEN                                                                    As he got older, his goal was to earn a scholarship to a National
                                                         Staff Reporter                                                              Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I team. His play
                                                                                                                                     with the Quesnel Millionaires got him noticed. In 44 games, he
   Trevor Smith is hoping, no, make that expecting, that the five-game audition he enjoyed                                                   scored 28 goals and added 19 assists. After a year with the
with the New York Islanders will turn out to be more than the proverbial cup of coffee in                                                       Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League
                                    the National Hockey League.                                                                                    (USHL), he got the call to play with the University
                                       Smith, who toils in the American Hockey League                                                                 of New Hampshire Wildcats.
                                    with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, was called up to the                                                                   In his second of only two seasons with
                                    big club a few weeks ago for one home game and a                                                                      the Wildcats, Smith scored 21 goals and 22
                                    four-game road trip. He believes he acquitted himself                                                                  assists in 39 games. He quickly realized his
                                    well, skating with the big boys, making plays and even                                                                 prospects were not limited to college hockey.
                                    popping in his first NHL goal in Calgary against Miikka                                                               Some of the guys around him were getting
                                    Kiprusoff.                                                                                                           shots at the NHL, and he knew he was as good
                                       He was told before being sent back to Bridgeport,                                                                 as they were.
                                    Conn., that his departure was just part of a numbers                                                                     His stats backed him up. He helped the
                                    game – the Islanders were getting players back from                                                                   Wildcats win their sixth regular season title,
                                    injury – and that his chance would come again. He                                                                   was named NCAA All Hockey East first-team
                                    was advised to keep working hard and improving his                                                                all-star and second-team all-American. He was
                                    game.                                                                                                              also named to the New England all-star team.
                                       The Calgary game along with the other                                                                               After only two years of college hockey, the
                                    four were definitely “confidence boost-                                                                             Islanders approached him with an offer he
                                    ers,” Smith said in a telephone interview. “I felt                                                                    couldn’t refuse – leave college early and sign
                                    speed-wise I could play with these guys.”                                                                             a pro contract. Smith split the 2007-08 season
                                       Smith, 24, admits to early game jitters in his first                                                               between Bridgeport and the Utah Grizzlies
           Trevor Smith            NHL game but as he got more ice time, his game                                                                           of the ECHL. In 53 games with the Sound
                                   improved. “I feel it’s just a matter of time before I’m                                                                     Tigers, he tallied 20 goals and 17 assists.
back in the NHL,” the six-foot-one, 195-pound left-winger said.                                                                                                 He was named AHL rookie of the month
   If he does make it back to Long Island, Smith will join a handful of Jewish players                                                                            for February after scoring 15 points in
in the NHL. Apart from veterans Mathieu Schneider (Atlanta Thrashers) and Jeff Halpern                                                                             13 games.
(Tampa Bay Lightning), only Eric Nystrom and Mike Cammalleri (both Calgary Flames)                                                                                     So far this year, he’s leading the
round out the Jewish fraternity. You’ve got to look to the AHL and East Coast Hockey                                                                                  team in goals with 22 and he’s
League (ECHL) to find the next batch of talented Jewish players.                                                                                                        added 14 helpers in 41 games.
   Smith, who hails from North Vancouver, played most of his minor                                                                                                           His play, coupled with the
hockey on the West Coast. Coached by his dad, Harvey, he was                                                                                                               Islanders’ injury situation,
pushed to improve more than the other players on his father’s tyke                                                                                                         prompted the summons. “To
and pee wee teams. It looks like it paid off, he said.                                                                                                                     be called up was an unbeliev-
                                                                                                                                                                         able feeling,” he said. In five
                                                                                                                                                                      games with the Islanders, he was
                                                                                                                                             teamed with Tim Jackman, Jon Sim and he even played
                                                                                                                                             some shifts with Doug Weight. He was at the rink in
                                                                                                                                             Phoenix when the long-serving centre scored his 1,000th
                                                                                                                                             point. The veteran player even offered some advice: “He
                                                                                                                                             told me to calm down and play my game. ‘You’re here
                                                                                                                                             for a reason,’” he recalled Weight saying.
                                                                                                                                                Smith can remember some of the details of his first
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                            Obama-mania                                                                   ‘TERRA CHIP’ NOSH
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                                                                                                                                                                                               the Caplan’s difference
   who trekked to Washing-                                         class. Obama, with his catch          • Few drops Tabasco sauce
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   a part of history.                                              take something more to keep
       On the news, it was the young people        voters emotionally invested throughout his
   whooping and wiping tears of joy that made      leadership.                                                                                                                  About Life
   for the best television.                            It’s hard to inspire change when you’re                                                      follows too close, changes lanes             it doesn’t address reflexes and the
       But now that Obama-mania has settled        constantly at an arm’s length away. If he is                                                     to get ahead, etc.                           cognitive ability to drive safely. As
   down, I have to wonder if these young           truly the people’s president, then he needs to                                                       Now that his reflexes are not as         self analysis isn’t always possible
   voters are still paying attention to what’s     make a concerted effort to dedicate a good                                                       sharp, we’re quite worried for his           or practical, the family must step
   happening in the White House.                   portion of his time connecting with people                                                       safety and the safety of others. We          in, albeit gently. You must under-
       It’s easy enough to be engaged when you     on all levels of the economic ladder.                                                            are petrified to bring this up with          stand the magnitude of losing one’s
   watch America’s charming new president              More speaking engagements at universi-                                                       him, but we have no choice. Do you           independence before you speak to
   spinning his elegant wife around the stage      ties, more outreach in downtrodden com-                                                          have any suggestions on how this             him. If your father is close to his
   floor, with Beyoncé wiping tears away in        munities…in short, more action on the front                                                      should be done?                              physician, perhaps you can get him
   the background.                                 lines of society.                                                                                               Dangerous Driving             or her involved as well.
       But young voters are traditionally              Not photo ops but opportunities to                                                                                                            Instead of expecting your father
   apathetic to world politics, and it will be     convince people that they, too, can effect                                                       Dear Dangerous Driving,                      to give up his licence cold turkey,
   interesting to see if Obama’s magnetism         change.                                              Dear Ella,                                      The loss of the ability to drive is      you could suggest a type of gradu-
   is enough to keep us drawn to the politi-           But more than that, it will take legiti-             About three months ago, our             the loss of independence. Nobody             ated licensing like they have for
   cal stage.                                      macy. This president needs to walk the               family began seeing signs that our          wants to be told what they can and           new drivers. Negotiate less driv-
       Obama’s biggest success so far has been     walk, plain and simple.                              father’s reflexes and mind were             cannot do, but there has to be a             ing and no nighttime or highway
   in his ability to inspire hope in people who        He’s made a lot of promises and has              showing significant signs of aging.         balance between personal mobil-              trips. For those times, offer to give
   have always been hopeless – both hopelessly     talked a lot about change. People will need          Our dad has always been a strong            ity and safety. Someone like your            him a ride or a taxi voucher. This
   apathetic and hopelessly marginalized. But      to see his actions and be convinced by the           and very intelligent man who could          father, for whom driving has always          may be the compromise you come
   if he is to continue being a success, he’s      results to truly understand the importance           make the right decisions no matter          been second nature, is especially            to in the end, but don’t expect to
   going to need to find a way to keep people      of political will.                                   how difficult the situation – until         vulnerable.                                  get there easily or quickly.
   excited and involved.                               For years, politicians have been trying          now.                                            In many provinces, it’s man-                 He’s an intelligent man, so you
       On one hand, there’s no reason for us not   to find a way to capture people’s attention.             He’s in his 83rd year of life           datory for drivers over age 75 to            should be able to appeal to his sense
   to be engaged. America’s deep recession has     Obama’s got a great head start, and I’d like         and he’s still driving daily. He has        have a medical every two years.              of reason and understanding. Give
   affected everyone around the world, across      to see him keep it.                                  always been an excellent driver who         This is not the case in Ontario.             him time to get used to your sugges-
   educational, economic and class lines. The          This president has got a long road ahead         spent many hours a day behind the           Here, drivers over the age of 80             tions. Above all, make sure he knows
   War on Terror is constantly threatening to      of him and a lot of people are hoping he’s           wheel, but I would also classify            must pass a mandatory vision and             you are doing this because of how
   strike us here at home.                         got what it takes to truly make a change.            him as an aggressive driver who             written test every two years, but            much you love and care for him.
       The role of the United States as a super-       We’ll just have to see if indeed, yes he
                                                                                                        Readers may submit their questions to Ella at The CJN., email: But Ella is not a professional counsellor. She
   power is on the verge of a major shift, and     can.                                                 brings to the questions posed by readers her unique brand of earthy wisdom. Her advice is not a replacement for medical, legal or
                                                                                                        any other advice. For serious problems, consult a professional.

       By Avrum rosEnswEig
                          The BAYT Israel mission: incredible!
                                                   Gaza. Recently, a Kfar Azza citizen, Jimmy                Every team member carries a duffel bag of                      community members gave the Ginat Kedem
                                                   Kedoshim, 48, (rest in peace), was murdered,          donated new winter clothing and electronics.                       residents MP3s, digital cameras, portable DVDs
      For the last seven years, community          struck down by a Qassam rocket while mowing           The warm clothing was especially welcomed                          and clothing.
leaders Moishe Posner and Larry Zeifman            his lawn. The day before, Jimmy had flown             this year because of Israel’s harsh winter.                            The famous BAYT mission Shabbat dinner in
have co-ordinated a Beth Avraham Yoseph            over Sderot, throwing candies to the children              Some of the gifts were distributed to IDF                     Jerusalem was attended by 150 Toronto youths
of Toronto (BAYT) Brotherhood Solidarity           below.                                                soldiers at checkpoints the team travelled through,                who are in yeshiva, seminary, university or the
Mission to Israel.                                                    In Kfar Azza, the mission par-     such as Shechem, en route to Jerusalem.                            army. The evening included singing, words of
    The mission’s objectives                                      ticipants met a kindergarten class,        One night, the team had supper in Shilo with                   Torah and great food. “It was a beautiful Shabbos
are to show unity between the
shul/community and the Israel
                                      urBAn                       received arts and crafts from the
                                                                  children and were shown a sealed
                                                                                                         the Eldar family. Yitzchak Yonathan (rest in
                                                                                                         peace), a young family member, was murdered
                                                                                                                                                                            and went on past midnight,” said Arthur Rosen-
                                                                                                                                                                            zweig, past president of the BAYT Brotherhood.
Defence Forces; to allow mission
participants the chance to see a
                                      wriTEr                      room that was used as a bomb
                                                                  shelter and protection from gas
                                                                                                         last year in the terrorist attack on Yeshivat
                                                                                                         Mercaz Harav. During the dinner, his parents
                                                                                                                                                                            (Of course, there was a kiddush club during
                                                                                                                                                                            Shacharit services on Shabbat, a BAYT must!)
dynamic Israel and interact with                                  attacks. (How do you explain gas       spoke – for the first time publicly – about their                      “This mission is hugely important as a show
its citizens; and to connect with BAYT members     attacks to five year olds?)                           son. “They told us Yitzchak was buried with his                    of support for the people of Israel,” Larry said.
living, learning and/or serving in Israel.             The participants offered the children gifts       blood-stained Gemarah. We cried with them,”                            “When you’ve been on our trip, you learn
    The recent BAYT mission (Dec. 7 to 16)         in return. Graciously, the yishuv representa-         Moishe said.                                                       to have a lot of respect for the people living
included a whirlwind of activities and generos-    tive responded, “Baruch HaShem, we’re okay.               The BAYT participants spent time in the                        on the front lines of terrorist attacks or rockets
ity, including a tour of Hebron and a dedication   The community down the road needs it more             Jordan Valley at a rehabilitation centre for teenage               launched,” he concluded.
of a mobile shul to the IDF. Most importantly      than we do.”                                          girls at risk called Ginat Kedem, run by Rabbi Nir                     “Israelis are living the dream by making a
to the mission co-ordinators, however, were            The BAYT mission is open to community             Efrati and his wife, Nava. The couple works with                   home in Eretz Yisrael. We’re not there, so this
visits to cities, towns and settlements affected   members and included participants from the            these “troubled kids” on healing psychological                     mission is second best,” Moishe added.
by terrorist attacks and rockets.                  Village Shul, B’nai Torah and Or Chaim Shul.          wounds and prepares them for independence                              See BAYT Brotherhood Solidarity Mission
    While in Israel, the team visited Kfar Azza,   Rabbi Baruch Taub, the spiritual leader of the        through a program that includes academic and                       to Israel on Facebook.
a secular settlement situated metres away from     BAYT, is the mission rav.                             Torah studies and agricultural work. Toronto                  Sderot/Sudan?
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