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JTNews | November 1, 2013

JTNews | November 1, 2013

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JTNews | The Voice of Jewish Washington for November 1, 2013
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THE VOICE OF
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VOLUME 89, NO. 23
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PLAN YOUR GIVING CENTER SECTIONJUST A LITTLE PINPRICK PAGE 20JEWS AND GUN REFORM PAGE 7
THE VOICE OF
WASHINGTON
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UNSURE ABOUT INITIATIVE 522?
Look to Israel for Guidance
Israel: To Your Health is on page 10
 
2 M.O.T.: MEMBER OF THE TRIBE
 
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013
IT’S ABOUT
Since 1926, The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle has strengthened the bonds of community through service.  You enable us to support organizations that lift people up — locally, in Israel and overseas.
Join us in fulfilling shared hopes for a better future.
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DIANA BREMENT
JTNews Columnist
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Since graduating rom Northwest Yeshiva High School in 2006, Elisheva Goldberg has achieved her goal o living and working in Israel. Te resident o Jerusalem’s Abu or neighborhood (and ormer JNews intern) wears two proessional hats: She is an international relations analyst and editor or Molad: Te Center or the Renewal o Israeli Democracy, and a ree-lance writer o Open Zion, a blog on Te Daily Beast. (Find her work easily with your avorite search engine.)Molad, where she primarily does research, is “an incredible place,” says Eli-sheva, “an Israeli progressive policy insti-tution,” or “think tank,” modeled on American counterparts like the Center or American Progress.Open Zion is where she can express her opinions. he blog, which takes “a solid two-state editorial line,” is “a great place or me to explore Israeli poli-tics when they inter-sect with American politics.” She recently wrote two pieces that became quite popular — they explored a politi-cal balance between why young Dias-pora Jews don’t like conservative Israeli politician Nafali Bennett and a “parallel piece about why young Israeli Jews do like Nafali Bennett.” She wanted to understand Bennett’s appeal, even when he says things “that are hard to hear…especially or Ameri-can Jews,” she says, and translate “in some part” or American readers. Like “many Modern Orthodox kids,” Elisheva spent a year in Israel afer high school. Even then, “I wanted to be in that political world,” she says. During that year she went on a tour that included spending a day with Pal-estinian peers in Hebron, which drove home the importance o being able to communicate with them. She began studying Arabic at Penn (class o 2011), has been on a summer program in Egypt, spent a semester in Morocco, and is currently in “an advanced spoken class” at Al Quds University in Jerusalem.Living in New York beore moving to Israel, Elisheva says she “grappled with issues o egalitarianism,” studying with Rabbi Ethan ucker at Yeshivat Hadar. It was while living in New York that Elisheva met journalist Peter Beinart and helped him start the Open Zion blog.A basketball player in high school and college, Elisheva continues to play in Israel “with a group o middle aged men,” mostly American, “and they’re very, very good.” She’s also learning to play accor-dion, an interest she shares with her dad, Dr. Sheldon Goldberg (JNews, “Singing or a cure, March 22, 2013).
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It was good news and bad news when purse designer and artisan Susan Amira Weinstein ound she’d lost her job earlier this year. Te good news? She could finally throw her-sel ull-time into launching Susan Amira Designs and to building inventory — which she does hersel, one bag at a time.“I love to sew,” she says. “I’ve been sewing since I was 12 years old.” She started at Seattle’s Sharples Junior High School with teacher Mrs. Cushion. Really. She still has “the apron I made in that class,” she says, and uses it rom time to time.Ater getting a speech and hearing degree rom the University o Washing-ton, Susan decided against teaching and enrolled at Seattle Central Community College or a degree in apparel and design services. She then worked or Nordstrom where, by coincidence, her husband Alan also worked, although they actually met at the JCC. Susan ofen consults their grown daughters, Sari and ori, on her designs.Currently, you can see and purchase her bags, and contact her at www.etsy.com. She says that building her own web-site with selling capability is a high prior-ity or her this year. Each handbag style
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Elisheva Goldberg, who works as an analyst for an Israeli NGO and as a writer for Open Zion.
 
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE
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JTNews is the Voice of Jewish Washington. Our mission is to meet the interests of our Jewish community through fair and accurate coverage of local, national and international news, opinion and information. We seek to expose our readers to di- verse viewpoints and vibrant debate on many fronts, including the news and events in Israel. We strive to contribute to the continued growth of our local Jewish community as we carry out our mission.
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JTNews (ISSN0021-678X) is published biweekly by The Seattle Jewish Transcript, a nonprofit corporation owned by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, 2041 3rd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. Subscriptions are $56.50 for one year, $96.50 for two years. Periodicals postage paid at Seattle, WA. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to JTNews, 2041 Third Ave., Seattle, WA 98121.
 
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Coming upNovember 15
Eats, Arts & Reads
REMEMBER WHEN
STORIES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
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• International Rescue Committee
Tell them you saw them in JTNews!
Every weekday at 3 p.m., JNews sends out an email with stories rom near and ar about what’s happening in our Jewish world. Here are some stories you may have missed over the past couple weeks:
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Want to be in the know? Sign up or the 3 O’Clock News by visiting our website at www.jtnews.net, scroll down, and give us your name and email address. Find all o these articles on our website.
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.
Tzedakah Center section
Looking for ways to give your time and money as the holidays approach? We have suggestions galore for you here.
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.

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