FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
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From Te Jewish ranscript, April 19, 1948.Members of the Zeta Beta au fraternity at the University of Washington cel-ebrated the opening of their “multi-thousand dollar home” just north of campus. A highlight of the grand opening included the presentation of a bronze World War II memorial plaque.
A time for relevance 5
Rabbi Elie Estrin says that Passover is the perfect time to make Judaism relevant in our lives and our children’s lives.
In defense of Jewish peoplehood 5
Carlyn Steiner, president of the local chapter of the American Jewish Committee, argues that the ultra-Orthodox stranglehold on conversion in Israel is hurting Jewish unity worldwide.
In defense of buses 6
JTNews publisher and editor Joel Magalnick urges voters to maintain bus service throughout King County.
Learning about our community 7
A demographic study has just launched to help organizations that serve our Jewish community much bet-ter understand what makes us tick.
A legal victory for BDS 8
A state appeals judge tossed out a suit against board members of the Olympia Food Co-op, saying the plaintiffs attempted to stiﬂe their free speech when removing Israeli products from their shelves.
The necessity of two states 9
A national advisory committee member from the J Street pro-Israel organization spoke to a crowd about what’s needed for a peaceful solution to the ongoing Mideast conﬂict.
Beer and science 11
If there are two things that go together wonderfully, it’s science and beer, and an Israeli institute is holding an event featuring both.
Returning to her romansas 13
After 40 years, a scholar will return to Seattle to talk about the musical recordings she made of Seattle’s ﬁrst Sephardic generation.
Celebrate Passover! 15
From pages 15–36, we’ve got recipes, Haggadot, seder tips, and even a little ﬁction to prepare you for the holiday.
J.Teen SectionMight as well jump 26
Two reﬂections on a special competition where Seattle teens showed their peers across the country a thing or two about teamwork.
Northwest Jewish Seniors sectionHelping men grow older 40
After he retired, Phil Gerson spent a lot of his time working with people to talk through the difﬁculties of aging. Now he’s starting a group exclusively for men.
MORECommunity Calendar 4Crossword 8M.O.T.: Blood drives and showtime 10The Arts 12Where to Worship 36Lifecycles 43The Shouk Classiﬁeds 42
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