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JTNews | February 21, 2014

JTNews | February 21, 2014

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JTNews | The Voice of Jewish Washington issue for February 21, 2014
JTNews | The Voice of Jewish Washington issue for February 21, 2014

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FEBRUARY 21, 2014
 
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21 ADAR I 5774
 
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VOLUME 90, NO. 4
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W W W . J T N E W S . N E T
ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF SJFF
10 DAYS OF FAB FILM
The Seattle Jewish Film Festival returns for its 19th run
Reviews begin on page 11
THE VOICE OF
WASHINGTON
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
Capitol Hill Campus • 1601 16th Avenue, Seattle
 
(206) 461-3240 • www.jfsseattle.org
OFGREATERSEATTLE
March Family Calendar
FOR PARENTS & FAMILIES
Unless otherwise noted, contact 
 
Marjorie Schnyder, (206) 861-3146 or familylife@jfsseattle.org.
Life Skills for Leaders: An Empowering Talk for Teens + Parents
With Howard Behar and Sarina Behar Natkin
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 Tuesday, March 117:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Co-sponsored with ParentMap
Positive Discipline Series
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 Wednesdays, March 19 & 26 and April 2 & 9 9:30 a.m. – noon
Parenting Mindfully: The Trait of Compassion
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 Sunday, March 2311:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Order and Disorder in the Developing Emotional Brain
With Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.
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 Wednesday, March 267:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored with ParentMap
Sunday, March 30 • 2:00 p.m.
Performed by those in recovery, the musical uses the story of Passover to show the long path to freedom from addiction. Presented by JFS, SJCC and a dozen community partners.
For more information, visit www.bit.ly/FreedomSong.
FOR ADULTS AGE 60+
Endless Opportunities
 A community-wide program offered  in partnership with Temple B’nai Torah & Temple De Hirsch Sinai. EO events are open to the public and are at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
Port of Seattle: An Overview
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 Thursday, March 13
Washington State Ferry System: The Largest in the US
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 Tuesday, March 18
There’s an App for That!
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 Thursday, March 27
RSVP
 Ellen Hendin or Wendy Warman,(206) 461-3240 or
endlessopps@jfsseattle.org
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VOLUNTEER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Contact
 Jane Deer-Hileman, (206) 861-3155 or volunteer@ jfsseattle.org.
Big Pals / Little PalsFamily Mentors for RefugeesFriendly Visitors for Seniors
PURIM DAY OF SERVICE
Sunday, March 16
Two ways to volunteer. Make and deliver holiday baskets or volunteer at the
Sha’arei Tikvah Purim
 celebration.
FOR THE COMMUNITY
AA Meetings at JFS
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 Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.
Contact 
 (206) 461-3240 or ata@jfsseattle.org.
Medicare 101
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 Sunday, March 22:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Contact 
 Leonid Orlov, (206) 861-8784 or familylife@jfsseattle.org.
Kosher Food Bank
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 Wednesday, March 55:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Contact
Jana Prothman, (206) 861-3174 or  jprothman@jfsseattle.org.
SAVE THE DATE
Passover Seder in Russian
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 Sunday, April 204:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Contact 
 (206) 726-3619 or familylife@jfsseattle.org.
SHA’AREI TIKVAH 
 PURIM CELEBRATION
 A joyful, inclusive and accessible celebration for all ages and abilities, with  music, activities and a special Purim spiel.
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 Sunday, March 163:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Contact 
 Marjorie Schnyder, (206) 861-3146 or familylife@jfsseattle.org for more information.
12th Annual
Community of Caring Luncheon
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
For more information and to register, visit
www.jfsseattle.org/luncheon
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
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JTNews
INSIDE THIS ISSUESTORIES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
INSIDE
PUBLISHED BY JEWISH TRANSCRIPT MEDIA 
J
T
NEWS 
 A Proud Partner Agency of
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.
2041 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
206-441-4553 • editor@jtnews.netwww.jtnews.net
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.
 
Reach us directly at 206-441-4553 + ext.Publisher & Editor
*Joel Magalnick 
 233 Associate Editor
Emily K. Alhadeff 
 240 Online Editor
Dikla Tuchman
240 Sales Manager
Lynn Feldhammer
 264 Account Executive
David Stahl
 Classifieds Manager
Rebecca Minsky
 238  Art Director
Susan Beardsley
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Peter Horvitz
, Chair*; Jerry Anches
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Lisa Brashem; Nancy Greer; Cynthia Flash Hemphill*; Ron Leibsohn; Stan Mark; Cantor David Serkin-Poole*
Keith Dvorchik 
, CEO and President, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
Celie Brown
, Federation Board Chair*Member, JTNews Editorial Board
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Ex-Officio Member
Coming upMarch 7
Spring Arts
Welcome, new advertisers!
• Cray Moe’s Hand in Wax • Meryl Alcaes Photography • Napin Friends Food Trc
Tell them yo saw them in JTNews!
REMEMBER WHEN
From the Jewish ranscript, February 19, 1987.Former Soviet dissident Anatoly Sharansky — who now goes by Natan and chairs the Jewish Agency or Israel — was welcomed by crowds outside the Soviet consulate in San Francisco, where he called or the release o all Jews wishing to leave the Soviet Union.
 A scare at Hillel 4
Hillel at the University of Washington was evacuated after a man police believe was a former employee threatened staffers and mixed together harmful chemicals.
On being a good Jew 5
Rabbi Shalom Farkash explains that being a good Jew isn’t just about going to synagogue, it’s about work-ing on constantly being a better person.
 A new face on old bones 6
The old auditorium at the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island recently reopened as a full theater that’s far more advanced and welcoming than what preceded it.
Educating on Israel 7
 A native Israeli who has made her home in the Seattle area has made a career educating about her home country.
 A place to call home? 8
When the Spanish government announced it would consider giving full citizenship to Sephardic Jews, the response was met with both open arms and skepticism.
Ten days, twenty-one films 11
Put on your seatbelts. The 19th annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival starts March 1, and it’s going to be a wild ride. We’ve got reviews of several here.
Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations 14Spring Books 20
The ’60s saw a loss of innocence in this country, and it also saw great minds emerge. We profile that era, along with new takes on Holocaust history.
Books in brief 21Northwest Jewish Family Fitting in and making traditions 23
From the youngest to teens, we’ve got a big selection of kids’ books that cover the passing down of family heirlooms and navigating between two family traditions.
MORECommunity Calendar 4Crossword 6M.O.T.: Mmmm… cookies 8What’s Your JQ?: The Long and Winding Road 10 Abba Knows Best: Go team? 24The Arts 26Lifecycles 27Jewish and Veggie: Mmmm… veggies 28The Shouk Classifieds 26
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 two weeks:
• Good faith eorts• Here’s lookin’ at you, kid• Monumental eorts• On thin iceWant to be in the know? Sign up for 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.

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