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Rabbi’s Turn 5
With Hanukkah approaching so early this year, Rabbi Ron-Ami Meyer exlains why the Jews of the Hel-lenic era felt the need to ﬁght back against the Greeks, and what it means within our changing Jewish landscape.
News in brief 6
Kavana Cooperative is honored, a noted educator will be teaching in Seattle, and a Seattle doctor is hon-ored for his lifelong work.
Guns on the ballot 7
An effort to bring gun reform to next year’s election has strong backing from our Jewish community.
A celebration of Torah learning 8
Herzl-Ner Tamid’s seventh annual Torahthon brings in rabbis and educators from Seattle and as far away as Israel to make Torah relevant — and fun — for all of us.
Meet the rabbis 9
Temple Beth Am has not one, but two new rabbis to lead its congregation. Learn about who they are and where they come from.
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Golems, deserts and unknown destinations 12
Music of Remembrance celebrates its 15th season with a mix of performances ranging from a dance performance to chamber-style sonatas.
Northwest Jewish Family Preparing for college 13
Two students thinking about what happens after graduation give tips on how high schoolers can make sure they’re properly preparing for college.
Northwest Jewish SeniorsBeing holier than thou 17
Sometimes the best way to save a relationship with a loved one is to become more ﬂexible in your beliefs.
Just a little pinprick 20
Canada’s ﬁrst Yiddish-language ﬁlm, a story of lost love found, makes its way to Seattle this weekend, with the director in tow.
MORECommunity Calendar 4Israel: To Your Health: What Israelis are doing about GM foods 10Crossword 10The Arts 11Where to Worship 12Lifecycles 19The Shouk Classiﬁeds 16
From the Jewish ranscript, November 1, 1965. Members o emple Beth Am in Seattle’s Wedgwood neighborhood celebrated at our events as their new building across rom Dahl Field Park was dedicated. Tough it has gone through extensive remodels in the ensuing 48 years, the temple has always embraced change. Most recently that change has been with its rabbini-cal leadership, who you can meet page 9.