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JTNews | November 18, 2011

JTNews | November 18, 2011

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JTNews | The Voice of Jewish Washington for November 18, 2011
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j e w i s h
november 18, 2011 • 21 cheshvan 5772 • volume 87, no. 24 • $2
Eats, Reads and Arts
connecting our local Jewish community
@jew_ish • @jewishdotcom • @jewishcal
movies, music food
for HanukkaH
calendar and arts
Jtnw .
friday, november 18, 2011
November 20 at 10 a.m.Kadima Hanukkah Art and Book SaleBook talk and sale
Kadima presents
 Jewish Threads
, a new bookon Jewish fabric crafts, and a talk by contributorLois Gaylord on “Working with Spiritual Inten-tion.” Art and books will be for sale. At KadimaHouse, 12353 Eighth Ave. NE, Seattle. For moreinformation visit www.kadima.org.
November 28 at 7 p.m.Lawrence WeschlerAuthor talk
New Yorker 
staff writer and award-winning journal-ist Lawrence Weschler will talk about his latest compilation,
Uncanny Valley: Adventures in Narrative
, which comprises 15years of his best nonfiction. Weschler is, among other things, thegrandson of the Pulitzer–prize-winning Viennese Jewish immigrant Ernst Toch. AtElliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Ave., Seattle. For more information visitwww.elliottbaybook.com/node/events.
Candlelighting timesNovember 18 ...................4:12 p.m.November 25 ..................4:06 p.m.December 2 ....................4:02 p.m.
5–6 p.m. — Kabbalat Shabbat with ParallelKids Program
Carol Benedick atcarolbenedick@bethshalomseattle.org or206-524-0075 or www.bethshalomseattle.org
While the adults attend Kabbalat Shabbat services,children (2–7 years) can hear stories, learn songs,and participate in other activities. At CongregationBeth Shalom, 6800 35th Ave. NE, Seattle.
5:30 p.m. — NYHS Family Shabbat Dinner
Michelle Haston at mhaston@nyhs.net or206-232-5272
Family Shabbat dinner. $22; $18/10 and under. At Congregation Ezra Bessaroth, 5217 S BrandonSt., Seattle.
6:30–8 p.m. — Dream Shabbat
charlottedanthony@gmail.com orwww.hilleluw.org
Repair the World is hosting a Dream Shabbat toadvocate or the Dream Act, which would providea path to citizenship or undocumented high schoolgraduates who continue to college or the military.Free. At Hillel at the University o Washington,4745 17th Ave. NE, Seattle.
8 p.m. — BCMH Torah Dedication
Julie Greene at julie@bcmhseattle.org or206-721-0970
With the arrival o a new Torah, BCMH celebratesthe
’s 120 years o existence. The Torah willbe brought to its new home with singing, dancing,desserts and a klezmer band. At Bikur CholimMachzikay Hadath, 5145 S Morgan St., Seattle.
5–10 p.m. — Parents’ Night Out
Josh Johnson at JoshJ@sjcc.org or206-388-0839 or www.sjcc.org
Parents can hit the town while the kids spend a unevening at the SJCC. Kids enjoy open swim time,dinner, dessert, and an evening movie. $25–$45. At the Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 EMercer Way, Mercer Island.
11 a.m.–2 p.m. — Turkey Shecht
Josh Furman at josh@hilleluw.org orwww.jconnectseattle.org
Jconnect is teaming up with Growing Things Farmand Rabbis Avi Roseneld and Simon Benzaquento ritually slaughter 10 organic turkeys in time orThanksgiving. Feather and clean the birds, andparticipants will leave with a kosher turkey. Meetat Hillel to carpool. At Hillel at the University oWashington, 4745 17th Ave. NE, Seattle.
5 p.m. — SBH Gala Dinner
Diana Black at sbholim@gmail.com
Honoring Dr. Larry and Sharon Adatto with theCommunity Hesed Award. At Sephardic BikurHolim, 6500 52nd Ave. S, Seattle.
7–9 p.m. — Tales of Chelm
Jennier Fliss at jfiss@templebnaitorah.orgor 425-603-9677 or templebnaitorah.org
The Seattle Jewish Theater Company presents
Tales of Chelm 
, based on the stories rom
The World of Sholem Aleichem 
. Free. At Temple B’naiTorah, 15727 NE 4th St., Bellevue.
11 a.m. — The PJ Library Story Time atMockingbird Books
 Amy Hilzman-Paquette atamyhp@jewishinseattle.org
Join The PJ Library or music and storytelling. LearnHebrew through ASL with Betsy Dischel rom MusikalMagik, a Certifed Signing Time academy. Free. AtMockingbird Books, 7220 Woodlawn Ave. NE, Seattle.
7:30–9 p.m. — Beth Shalom
Beit Midrash 
Carol Benedick atcarolbenedick@bethshalomseattle.org or206-524-0075 or www.bethshalomseattle.org
Study Talmud with Joel Goldstein on the second andourth Thursday o the month. All levels welcome.$5/class, $25/6–class punchcard. At CongregationBeth Shalom, 6800 35th Ave. NE, Seattle.
 The gift of giving.
Getting started:
This Hanukkah, give a copy of
The Tzedakah Book 
to yourchildren, along with envelopes, stamps, andgelt they will contributeto theorganizations that inspire them.How much?
When it comes to gelt, choose what fts
your family’s budget, from coins to paper.
 Take your time.
Spend time together looking through
The TzedakahBook 
and building your own tzedakah Box.
Dress it up.
Include stickers, glitter, markers, colored pencils,and note cards so your children can decorate theirvery own
Tzedakah Box
using the template weprovided — or any box or canister that you choose.
, they can include beautifully decorated noteswith their tzedakah gelt.
More Online
To download more copiesof
The Tzedakah Book 
,go to www.jtnews.net andclick on
The TzedakahBook 
becausegivingfeels good
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friday, november 18, 2011 .
jtnw inside
is the Voice o Jewish Washington. Our mission is to meet the interests o our Jewish community through air and accurate coverage o local, national and international news,opinion and inormation. We seek to expose our readers to diverse viewpoints and vibrant debate on many ronts, includ- ing the news and events in Israel. We strive to contribute to the continued growth o our local Jewish community as we carry out our mission.
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JTNews (ISSN0021-678X) is published biweekly by The Seattle JewishTranscript, a nonproft corporation owned by the Jewish Federation oGreater Seattle, 2041 3rd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. Subscriptions are$56.50 or one year, $96.50 or two years. Periodicals postage paidat Seattle, WA. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to JTNews,2041 Third Ave., Seattle, WA 98121.
The opinions o our columnists and advertisers do not necessarily refect the views o JTNews.
Reach us directly at 206-441-4553 + ext.Publisher
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233 Assistant Editor
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published by jewish transcript mediathe voice of jewish washington
inside this issue
Remember when
From the
 Jewish ranscript,
November 8, 1935.In a special Jewish education edition thatbrought commentary rom area rabbis and lead-ers, Rabbi Max J. Wohlgelernter, director o thealmud orah, wrote that the topic o discussion,whether all children in Seattle should receive a reeday school education, was moot. Te people whocould not pay were already getting their educationor ree, and the amilies who did not send their chil-dren to day school would probably not do so regard-less o the cost, he argued. Wohlgelernter suggestedinstead that a supplementary school to be held in theaernoons could be a more viable alternative.
YiddiSH LeSSoN
by ruth Peizer
Der mentsh ort un got halt di leytses.
A person drives, but God holds the reins.
Just in time to get ready or Hanukkah, we’ve got a special books, movies, music and ood issue. Here arebut a ew o what we have to oer this week.
Escape m the ntifes 4
On the heels o Israeli author David Grossman’s visit to Seattle last week, the writer spoke with us abouthis book 
To the End of the Land 
— he told his Town Hall audience that President Obama’s currently read-ing it — and how he kept going when lie veered so close to his art.
What Na wants, Na gets 5
Nora’s Will 
which just came out on DVD, tells the story o a woman who got everything she wanted —including her own death. Also, a review o last year’s comedy
 A Matter of Size 
Bks t ead by the fe 6
Winter’s the time to curl up with heavy books and hot chocolate, so our reviews o Holocaust stories andnonfction will give you the gravity you seek.
Capsle eiews inclde lcal aths, pety and memis 7Bks  kids 8
The Sydney Taylor Book Awards rom the Association o Jewish Libraries gives a good read on what thekids should be reading. So we’ve got reviews o this past year’s winners.
What else wld a bnch  sht, haiy eweight men d? 10
Play basketball, o course! A fctionalized account o the best pro hoops team early in the sport’s history isdirty, spunky and just plain un. But author Neal Pollack played a little ast and loose with the truth.
Getting hngy? 11
We are, too. Especially ater reading our annual review o kosher oods that go great as gits or or servingat your own Hanukkah parties.
The call  the sha, with chesta 15
 A new CD rom composer Meira Warshauer brings the sounds o nature — air, water, insects — andcouples it with the call o the ram’s horn to beautiul but mysterious eect.
 And n the ambnctis side  the CD libay 17
 A children’s CD o Shabbat songs rom New Jersey’s Mama Doni is cute, catchy and un or the kids.
Paadise lst 23
Throughout history, explorers, idealists and enthusiasts have undertaken the search or the mythicalGarden o Eden. Now an author has compiled the stories o those travelers.
Call me Bnd. Isael Bnd. 24
Plenty o people have tried to imitate the inimitable superspy James Bond. But none come close to Oy-Oy-7, a ’60s series o spoo novels that are once again seeing the light o day.
Look for
November 25
Holiday Giving Guide
December 9
Hanukkah Greetings
Build and decorate your tzedakahbox today, and share the joy of tzedakah with your whole familythis Hanukkah. Call us for an extracopy, or download extra copies of  The Tzedakah Book at www.jtnews.net, and read about how you canbring tzedakah to your Hanukkah
ps: Send us pictures o you and your tzedakah box & we’ll post them online and publish three in our frst issue o December.E-mail pictures to editor@jtnews.net.
What do bats and owls have to dowith Judaism?
Find out this Saturday night at Congregation Beth Shalom’s PJ Havdalah.Kids, put on your pajamas and head on over to celebrate the end o Shab-bat, do arts and cras, eat snacks, and plenty more. Be sure to RSVP to Irit atiriteliav@bethshalomseattle.org. Beth Shalom is located at 6800 35th Ave., NE inSeattle..

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