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hearing what is not meant for one’s ears. In this regard. ensuring the respect and privacy of all who dwell together. It complicates relationships. In spite of this subtle. lots of people follow sports teams in cities other than their own. so he chose the Dodgers as his passport into American cultural fairness.” — Galit Ezekiel. with a profound sense of fairness and justice. Brace yourselves: We’ve got a hot summer ahead. stressing it is despicable to eavesdrop on the words of others not meant for you to hear. Is Snowden a hero or a villain? How do we as a nation balance the rights of privacy and national security? A peek at the Jewish take on all things private might inform our greater conversation. After all. victuals and blessings. The Torah rarely puts up a neon sign flashing. and in this case it is clearly not smiled upon and no good seems to come Your of it. june 21. rules that in a shared courtyard either party may compel the other to split the costs of the construction of a wall to provide the necessary privacy. how could we ever measure up to our parents’ heroism? My father was a giant. Where the narrative of the Torah might be indirect. The Shulchan Aruch. though anyone with a bit of an astute sensibility has by now noticed the “serendipitous” advertisements  that What’s just happen to pop up on JQ? our computers after even a cursory mention of a related product or service. he was blameless in his age. halachah has no such luxury. I am confused. I wonder about the Jewish attitude toward privacy. who was honored with the Pamela Waechter Jewish Communal Professional Award earlier this week.” the damage of seeing into someone else’s property. And surely an evening of crime-show viewing would be enough to dispel us of any notion of privacy. both in size and power. Dad! I miss you… P. It is a critical conversation. who is to be trusted in determining the demands of national security? What about the individual who leaks information about the country damaging national security for the sake of the rights and the privacy of its citizens? That we shall leave to others to sort out. at the time he and my mother came here — and for many years after — blacks were allowed to serve in the military. yet still they were considered second-class citizens. my son Rafi. As an extension of the “Laws of My first Father’s Day since the death of my father Marvin Stern Special to JTNews My father Klaus Stern died on May 12. and entertain us as athletes and entertainers. But several years ago. Failure to provide this would result in what is called “hezek reeiah. the kind of American he wanted to become.net . WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We would love to hear from you! You may submit your letters to editor@jtnews. she will give birth to Isaac. discomfort at her reaction. It turns out “Big Brother” is watching. and sometimes that could be intimidating — after all. Rivy Poupko Kletenik is an internationally renowned educator and Head of School at the Seattle Hebrew Academy. I took the kids to see the movie “42” about Jackie Robinson on my own “Father’s Day. Please limit your letters to approximately 350 words. or to continue to act in movies or write books or be active or visible in any form of German life. he was a “good guy. I finally asked my father. www. he is probably telling a joke. leads to disharmony. later. Rebecca. But in the United States. and I went to the game. But I have been an adult for many years and holding his hands I felt amazed that my father’s were huge compared to my own. too. My father was a Holocaust survivor. JTNews opinion 3 Who’s listening behind the tent’s door? Rivy Poupko Kletenik JTNews Columnist Dear Rivy.kletenik@gmail. our second matriarch.” I’m sorry you weren’t there with us. Sitting in the hospital with him those last 12 days I was constantly focused on his hands. Perhaps the first episode of Biblical eavesdropping is Sarah listening at the tent door on Abraham and the three guests. had ruled that one cannot force a neighbor to build a soundproof wall. Now the question is. I think you would have liked it. Are there mentions of eavesdropping or surveillance in our tradition? What’s a citizen to do? Nothing like the ignition of a heated national conversation to start off a summer! When 29-year-old Edward Snowden leaked information about a vast National Security Agency program involving the surveillance of U. and became. She hears the news delivered to Abraham via clandestine means. which she later had to defend. speedily revealing to Jacob she has overheard a conversation between Isaac and son Esau involving hunting. Ever the teacher of the Holocaust.jtnews. One example: My father was a lifelong fan of the Dodgers. at what point are these values to be set aside for national security? And of course. If only she had heard the news in full view of Abraham rather than secreted away. he explained that in Nazi Germany it was clear where Jews stood: Jews were not allowed to serve in the army. Or the coupons matching our purchases that spit out along with our grocery receipts. more than we had imagined. not to mention the speed at which the Boston bombers were identified.” And he loved to tell jokes. echoing the spirit of Rashi’s comment on the blessing of Bilaam: “How goodly are your tents. My father saw and recognized that was wrong and admired what Jackie Robinson and the Dodgers represented. Facebook accounts. Eavesdropping surfaces in Jewish law as well. and be killed serving their country. “In a smaller shop we wear many hats. This crucial eavesdropping propels the story of Jacob’s disguising himself as his brother and then receiving the blessing that had been meant for Esau. Our tradition takes it as a given that there be a baseline of privacy. My father was totally honest and without guile. he launched a major national conversation on privacy and governmental encroachment. Our takeaway? Even innocuous eavesdropping such as Sarah’s results in family drama. Happy Father’s Day. If you have a question that’s been tickling your brain. our parents were giants because of what they experienced and how they then went on to rebuild new lives. Jacob” (“Mah tovu ohalecha Yaacov”). it leads to her skeptical response and. drawing on Mishnaic and Talmudic discussions. Next up.S. She too listens in at the door. send Rivy an e-mail at rivy.friday. it is noteworthy that through the exploit of eavesdropping the family is catapulted into chaos and disarray. Whether or not it was the fate of Jacob to receive the blessing. My father. 2013 .poupko.” If my father has the merit to be walking with God. Rabbi Eliyahu Mizrachi. Noah walked with God. Future deadlines may be found online. A breakdown in privacy. I never understood why — he never lived in Brooklyn or Los Angeles — but I never really gave it much thought. and other cyber activity. still it is forbidden to listen in to the conversations of others. thus incurring great wrath and years of sibling discord. “Here’s the lesson!” It is for us to discern and distill. perhaps even justifiable overhearing.com. Damages of Seeing” found in the Talmud and in Maimonides’s “Laws of Neighbors” are the “Laws of Damages of Hearing” — hearing what was not intended to be heard. he was an example of resilience and gentleness. In Bereshit it says of Noah: “Noah was a righteous man. The deadline for the next issue is June 25. This necessary privacy is considered part of one’s property rights. the Dodgers came to Seattle to play the Mariners. Obviously as children we hold our parents’ hands and of course over the years I often shook hands with my father. Rashi notes that the entrances of the Israelites’ tents in the desert did not face each other. “Why the Dodgers?” His response — and I guess I should have known — was because of Jackie Robinson. The opinions of our columnists and advertisers do not necessarily reflect the views of JTNews or the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. Rabbi Yaacov Yeshya Bloi asserts that even though an earlier halachist. See the story on page 10.net. Clearly our tradition recognizes and protects the value of privacy and condemns the act of eavesdropping. Wondering about what is “goodly” about them. I knew of no one who didn’t like my father. cell phone calls. For many children of Holocaust survivors. Sarah might have had less of an unguarded response. She learns of the promising prediction that even though she and Abraham are of an advanced age.S. but never in an intimidating way — rather. The startling revelations around the National Security Agency’s surveillance are deeply disturbing. .

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a sofer (scribe). Here. It’s a place where many people who maybe didn’t feel at home in other communities can feel at home in Kol HaNeshamah. “Kol HaNeshamah was the brainchild of a dozen founders who all got together at an Asian restaurant in West Seattle. Seattle. “The people at Kol HaNeshamah are an incredible. june 21. “We didn’t have a plan to grow — we just grew. Latz said he is looking forward to coming back for the weekend. a video She added that every single person becomes an integral part of the community. Inc. Puzzle created by Lone Shark Games. Adult B’nai Mitzvahs are also common. The community is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism.g. Parabola Performers like Ryan Lewis Performer like Macklemore Codeine. Founding rabbi Michael Adam Latz will be in attendance. and it informs so much of our ethics.” . eight members who never had the opportunity for the rite of passage as young adults signed up for B’nai Mitzvah. ten nations face off over the boundaries of their reach.” said statesman Abba Eban.” he said.” said executive director Sheila Abrahams. “As the world changes dramatically.” The congregation now has 130 household units. Edited by Mike Selinker. “These are people who have been though the different cycles of life with each other. The celebration includes a potluck dinner.net . Buddha Ruksa.” said Latz. “I’m so proud to see what the new rabbi is doing. This year. On June 23. 1538 12th Avenue. as well as “a song presentation given by our ensemble. Abrahams said.” Weiss said. It is hard enough for a person to believe something belongs to him and not get it. and have continued to be very proud. “A lot of congregations have a commitment to welcome LGBT people. has been working since mid-May to repair their almost 100-year-old Torah.” Abrahams said.” Members are encouraged to help provide for the needs of the congregation. we look at how Judaism needs to change with it. “That was part of the founding and continues to this day. loving. a song of celebration and a cake-cutting ceremony.” said Weiss. as a comment Countries disputing possession of Kashmir Post-printemps time ___ Reader (magazine with the tag line “Cure Ignorance”) Clairvoyants The other half of auburn Ferry or canoe Prom accessory? model What the answer to 17-Down means Young’___ Singing syllables Former Mariners pitcher Johnson Modern Family network Lyricist Gershwin Animate. such as giving services during the High Holidays and cooking meals for each other.” Clearly. but 90 showed up. smart and dedicated group of folks. members do not need to buy tickets for the high holidays.” Latz noted the congregation was influenced by the book “Finding a Spiritual Home: How a New Generation of Jews Can Transform the American Synagogue. “They’re bringing life into Judaism and care about each other. It provides Hebrew school and educational programs Courtesy Kol HaNeshamah Kol HaNeshamah’s music ensemble performs the liturgy during a recent Shabbat service. talented.S. reflecting a deep divide about how to handle territories disputed by neighboring countries. in a way Only South American nation whose official language is English Precursor to web forums What there is in “team” Her name includes the hieroglyph for “throne” Thought Gossip Simplicity You can eat it or ride in it Answers on page 23 presentation. Kol HaNeshamah will continue its anniversary celebration with its Torah Restoration Project event.” for children and adults. kabbalat Shabbat service. But settle these disputes we must. ACROSS 1 Loud noise 5 ___ mater 9 Soon-to-be-extinct method for determining 12 14 15 16 18 19 20 22 24 26 27 28 30 33 38 39 40 44 47 48 51 52 53 57 59 60 61 62 63 64 DOWN 1 Big party 2 One of its varieties is Come & Get It! 3 Close 4 Hashmarked surface 5 ___ Way 6 Made a cursive lowercase “L” 7 Goody-two-shoes 8 Studio output 9 Those above par 10 Homeland’s Danes 11 What a photographer might say to a timid 13 17 21 23 24 25 29 31 32 34 35 36 37 40 41 42 43 45 46 49 50 54 55 56 58 © 2013 Eltana Wood-Fired Bagel Cafe. “We strive to understand what it means to be Jews and a Jewish community in the 21st century. 2013 A temple turns 10 Settle Your Disputes by Mike Selinker & Gaby Weidling Gwen Davis JTNews Correspondent & & & & & Yom huledet sameach! Congregation Kol HaNeshamah in West Seattle celebrates its 10th anniversary on June 21.” by Rabbi Sidney Schwarz. along with former interim rabbi Anson Laytner and current rabbi Zari Weiss. Armed Forces during World War II. Because the synagogue highly regards inclusivity. which was used by the U. e. Adult classes include a “progressive Yeshiva. for one Unmoving. “History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. e. Sam of Jurassic Park Countries disputing possession of Golan Heights Broadcast “___ Love Her” (Beatles song) Places Half of auburn Pig’s home Countries disputing possession of the Strait of Juan de Fuca Place where you might climb a rope It precedes tube or ear Fall “Janie’s Got ___” (Aerosmith song) Apple product Countries disputing possession of the South Kuril Islands Vice President Agnew It contains an iris Mocking.” Weiss said. “But here at KHN it’s part of who we are.6 community news JTNews .” said Latz. plus various toasts including a rabbis’ toast and founders’ toast.” said Weiss. let alone for a country to do so. and brainstormed ideas for founding the congregation. friday. The community received a match challenge for donations toward the restoration project from local Jewish philanthropists Marleen and Ken Alhadeff. or other things that might keep people out. All rights reserved. www.jtnews.g. a newer position in the Jewish community. and meets on the first and third Friday and Saturday of the month at the Alki United Church of Christ. “It’s become much more rooted as a community. where participants study contemporary issues by looking at Jewish and contemporary texts and then applying progressive values to those issues. they were meeting a need. Kol HaNeshamah started in June 2003 and quickly became known by word of mouth.” she said. “We photocopied prayer books and had enough for 40 people. and speeches. Weiss is trained as a spiritual director. the name Kol HaNeshamah was born at a retreat near Mount Rainier during a morning meditation session. she said. “We’ll have dishes from that restaurant to remember the founding of Kol HaNeshamah. ^ the top NCAA football team Oldsmobile model Destitute Cry in Barcelona Countries disputing possession of the Savage Islands Swarm The Elysian Brewing Company’s Immortal. as a tail Wheat ___ Japanese currency Drink whose name means “bitter” Like a drone Adriatic. Rabbi Simon Benzaquen. She works with congregants to help deepen and explore their relationship with God. Latz said. “Part of the essence of the synagogue is our commitment to radical inclusivity.” Originally called West Seattle’s Progressive Synagogue Community.

and is a tainly my hope that people will choose to member of the Kline Galland Home Health be guided by the dictates of the Torah — and Hospice Ethics Committee and the and so many people are. eruv. Orthodox rabbi today? It’s a question with In 2008. Each of these who study Torah on requires halachic a daily basis.” authority. among other What is the role of the American volunteer and board positions. philosophy is evident given Kletenik’s “The Torah has guidance as to how expertise on business.net . and more. (study room). Kletenik appears In addition to advising his congregamomentarily wistful.” Jewish community: The mikvah. www. Kletenik has come next month. He served as president of the Rabing the value of the Torah lifestyle and the binical Council of America from 2009 to richness and beauty and meaningfulness. But he expresses tion. offered classes and According to study groups in halBCMH board presachah (Jewish law). where he’s studied and the more people seek out guidance. the beit din (religious court) with the Rabbi Moshe Kletenik joined Bikur Va’ad HaRabanim of Greater Seattle and Cholim Machzikay Hadath in 1994 with the presides over gittin. with Jews in the broader community.” Speaking with JTNews in his office at Kletenik will not be involved in BCMH’s BCMH. forming a rabbi search committee. Rabbi Kletenik will “Our shul is a very diverse group of no longer be the rabbi of the state’s largest people. Kletemunity…In my mind. and has lectured locally and nationseen around him.2237 Or visit jewishinseattle.org or 206. Alhadeff Associate Editor. [unity] and getting along under one roof. ally on ethical issues concerning organ “If you look at the national statistics.” he said. pregnancy. Mussar.” he said. “That is what rabbis can only teach. in consults on ethical matters. healthcare directives. learning initiatives.” he told JTNews. Kletenik reflected positively upon future plans. the weekly matrix of local rabbis Torah portion. Among the services he hopes to expand Torah study leads to action. JTNews tee at Jewish Family Service. His Rabbi Moshe Kletenik in the beit midrash. medical.friday. including terms of our interactions with others. contact Amy Paquette amyhp@jewishinseattle. it’s all about achdus nik’s contract was not extended. where he plans to expand its services being a rabbi is the opportunity to become and educational programming and give the involved in people’s lives.” Holocaust Emergency Assistance Commit- Put great Jewish books into your children’s hands. In addition to expanding he said.” taught for two decades. he was granted the King more than one answer. which the For the past 19 synagogue will lack years. and he told JTNews. ident Dan Birk. it is cerFaith Advisory Board (2007-2009). Alhadeff able for halachic Talmud study. wife Rivy compleBirk said said the first step. questions if they arise.” Jewish ethics is about. Starting July 1. and Orthodox haShas. “As an Orthodox rabbi. Kletenik furthermore oversees three “There isn’t a single encounter with the critical institutions run by BCMH for the synagogue that doesn’t involve learning. codes of Jewish law. end-of-life issues. “I think there are many. and meaningful way. and it’s a question County Coalition Against Domestic VioSouth Seattle’s Orthodox synagogues have lence Take Action award. the compleUnion-appointed tion of the sevenrabbis will be availyear cycle of daily Emily K. I donations. But as of June 30. if and wills.” 2011. Pirke Avot. and will be stepping up to celebrated a siyum help. is to Midrash. a Mishna. Walking through BCMH’s beit midrash “The more people become aware of it. he will work for the “One of the truly rewarding aspects of Va’ad. how we interact with others — and responsa literature throughout the we become better Jews and better human centuries are current and can address any beings. especially at critbeit din more visibility.jtnews. june 21.774. “We need a person Ashkenazi Orthodox synagogue. sat on Governor Christine Gregoire’s he said. ical times during their lives. and valuable members of society… issue and any challenge that arises in a But people make their own choices. “Whether it is our personal lives. JTNews community news 7 Kletenik to move on Emily K. and interwe are to act in every aspect of our lives. Kletenik heads been struggling with for years. Sign up for the PJ Library! To sign up. Kletenik constantly whether it is our professional lives. and this is business-dispute mediation.org/pjlibrary OF GREATER SEATTLE . figure out what the community wants. In a conthat can understand the need of the comtroversial board move last summer. Seattle. goal of creating a community of learners. 2013 . chevra kadisha burial many more people society. before mented his offerings with talks on Tanach. but confirmed he will stay in his tenure. others. Kletenik initiated and chaired Jewish optimism at the future of Orthodox life Medical Ethics Conferences throughout the and reflects positively on the changes he’s 1990s. one follows the dictates of the Torah — in “The teachings of Torah that we find terms of how we speak to others and about within the Talmud. and end-of-life think more and more people are recognizissues. Jewish divorce.” personal ethics.

Temple Beth Or.000 to Jewish Family Service for the Seattle Association of Jews with Disabilities program.” Israel Programs Deepening connections with Israel is at the core of enriching Jewish life.000 for tuition scholarships available to eligible students attending Jewish Day School. the Jewish Federation is supporting essential services for people in need. The Federation granted $50. For example. the Federation awarded $19. Hillel is located at 4745 17th Ave.jtnews. june 21.” said Shelley Bensussen. Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center. the Federation has deepened its commitment to programs helping people with special needs. and there will be a post-service oneg. Hillel at UW/Jconnect. Board Chair of the Jewish Federation. Temple De Hirsch Sinai.000 to The Friendship Circle of Washington and $75.000 generous donors. Kavana Cooperative. Bisexual. In addition. The Federation is in the second year of its funding model. Torah Day School and Northwest Yeshiva High School. Kol HaNeshamah. which focuses on four Impact Areas: 1) Helping Our Local Community in Need 2) Strengthening Global Jewry 3) Experiencing Judaism: Birth to Grade 12 4) Building Jewish Community: Post Grade 12 The Federation is advancing Jewish life in numerous exciting ways as it builds on investments made in 2012.315—nearly one-fourth of its total grants—to the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee for humanitarian assistance and to Fiscal Year 2014 Allocations by Impact Area Building Jewish Community: Post Grade 12 15% Helping Our Local Community in Need 16% Experiencing Judaism: Birth to Grade 12 37% Strengthening Global Jewry 32% strengthen Jewish communities in Israel and overseas. jewishinseattle. Menachem Mendel Seattle Cheder. The Federation awarded $15. National Council of Jewish Women. is a celebration of Lesbian. Jewish Education The Federation is continuing its substantial investment in day schools.000 in Israel incentive and need-based scholarship grants. It’s a come-as-you-are event. Bringing to life Jewish history and culture was another area of focus. Day schools. North End Focus Still another area of emphasis is supporting early childhood education. AntiDefamation League.000 to the Jewish Junction and $40. “Who’s Minding the Store: A Celebration of 150 Years of Jewish Business and Commerce.org/2014community-campaign-grants. Pride Shabbat sponsors include The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. In addition. Transgender and Questioning Jews. Congregation Tikvah Chadashah. the Greater Seattle Business Association. JTNews. where you can hear personal stories from individuals in Seattle’s Jewish LGBTQ community. 2013 OF GREATER SEATTLE THE STRENGTH OF A PEOPLE. Seattle. “The Federation is proud to serve as a bridge that connects our generous donors with the many amazing projects that expand and enrich Jewish life in Seattle and beyond. Seattle Jewish Community School. In addition.org C jewishinseattle M@jewishinseattle community connections Federation grants will strengthen Jewish life The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle will award more than $2. Koleinu. Temple Beth Am. Dave Kaplan. Kadima. Doors open at 6 pm. friday. The grants will be awarded for fiscal year 2014.000 for Taglit-Birthright Israel trips. entitled. Pride Shabbat.” The Federation decided this year to go “deep” with grants—to make impactful grants that would provide a significant boost to programs meeting both ongoing and emerging community needs. families and allies. which begins July 1. Israel and around the world. Gay. as well as $76.500 for Jewish camping.” Federation Interim President & CEO Nancy Greer said. www.” PRIDE Shabbat takes place June 28 The Seattle Jewish community is invited to attend Pride Shabbat on Friday.400 to the Washington State Jewish Historical Society for an exhibit at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). which takes place each year during Pride Month. A Wider Bridge and Congregation Beth Shalom. THE POWER OF COMMUNITY.500 benefiting our Israel partner communities of Kiryat Malachi and Hof Ashkelon. “In partnership with more than 3. along with their friends. NE.000 to the Stroum Jewish Community Center’s day camp on the Seattle Jewish Community School campus. and enriching Jewish life in Seattle. camping and Israel experiences are instrumental in developing and strengthening Jewish identity. beginning at 6:30 pm at Hillel at the University of Washington. “Our grants reflect the creativity of Seattle’s Jewish community as well as our strong connection with the global Jewish community. Pride Foundation. June 28. Israel and around the world. and $10.net . day camp and other engagement opportunities for the growing Jewish population in north Seattle. Equal Rights Washington. the Federation awarded $112.457 for Partnership2Gether programs. the Federation awarded $113. Jewish Family Service.8 JTNews . The Federation awarded $552. “We look forward to the many important outcomes our grantees will achieve in the coming year. . with an award of $306.4 million in Community Campaign grants to 48 programs and projects that will strengthen Jewish life in our community. $76. expanding Jewish engagement opportunities for children and adults. consistent with our obligation to ensure that all in our community are served. Details about the grants are available online at jewishinseattle.

known formally as inquiry-based learning. put the curriculum into practice Jewishly through a monthly program. Calif. Back then she was a recent transplant from New York and connected with a group of parents who wanted to give their children a Jewish day school education. And when she asked to stay on as that replacement. . —Henry Kissinger Both of you live this teaching through your leadership approach and our community is a better place because of your involvement. JTNews Maria Erlitz can sum up her retirement from the Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle in two words: “It’s time.” she said. 2013 . ‘What kind of animals live in the rainforest?’ I want to research that. if you’re not constantly improving you’re not doing your job.2013 Celie Brown Incoming Board Chair 2013 - OF GREATER SEATTLE THE STRENGTH OF A PEOPLE. www. When she turns over the reins to Mike Downs. it’s difficult to make decisions based upon what computers are available today if their basic capabilities XXPage 23 Changing of the Guard at the Jewish Federation Thank you. THE POWER OF COMMUNITY. is really wasting time. “I’m certainly most proud that the inquiry-based curriculum is taking hold school-wide and we’ve been able to promote that. Erlitz felt that now was the right time to say “l’hitraot” — until we meet again. incidentally. that’s the kind of education that you want. “And thank God that the Seattle Hebrew Academy said. but in 2008 when the call came to serve as interim head of school while the board searched for a permanent replacement. at that time the only game in town. “To have them discover the facts and research the facts — to support a burning question that they’re looking at is where education is going. But other parts are very much in line with leaps in technology. Shelley. has been piloted in three grades but this fall will become the standard for all of JDS. “Because things are at your fingertips.” With an education consulting business that she put on hold for her position as head of school and a desire to slow down.” Erlitz said. but in their own way. who are fiercely loyal to the school (and have top ranking in a national survey to prove it) — is a decisive move away from the teacher at a blackboard talking at rows of children. an interim head who will come to the Bellevue school while the JDS search committee seeks a permanent head.” she Joel Magalnick Maria Erlitz has given the Jewish Day School direction.” The school has been working on a fiveyear strategic plan in conjunction with the Samis Foundation and Seattle Pacific University. but with the technology moving so quickly. “It’s not that I don’t love what I do. but her history with the school goes back to its founding 33 years ago. During an assembly.’” And so JDS was born. Celie! Looking forward to great things. This style of education that Erlitz has pushed JDS toward — with the backing of the school’s board and its parents. is also leaving the school after 13 years to lead the Judaic studies program at a large day school in Irvine. but it’s hard to balance. Light. was willing to offer. the school’s head of Judaics.jtnews. especially in education. For your dedicated service! The task of the leader is to get one’s people from where they are to where they have not been.” Erlitz said. Welcome.” Erlitz said.” That burning question.net . Part of that vision is more intangible: Welcoming interfaith families or talking and writing about God and belief — sometimes in conjunction with people who practice other religions.” Erlitz said. She left for many years to run a consulting practice that works primarily with day schools’ boards and leaders. ‘How about if you get a little bit more pluralistic?’” Erlitz recalled. but visitors may still need a sign. Erlitz started as an educator. Shelley Bensussen Outgoing Board Chair 2011 . “They went to the powers that be and said. june 21.friday. then eventually became head of school. “Even the second grade or the first grade.” Erlitz has spent the past five years as head of school of the Bellevue academy. said. the students can do their own project. Light would query students about Jewish history or practice and then send them out to the Internet and Jewish texts to discover answers for themselves. “The school is in great shape. We are a Torah Umesorah modern Orthodox [school]. and to have kids memorize facts and regurgitate facts. but wanted something more pluralistic than the Seattle Hebrew Academy. ‘This is our mission. the board jumped at the opportunity. and in good hands. Rabbi Stuart Light. “Now the kids can ask. “The amazing answers that come back.” she said. the school has noticeably embraced education 21st-century style. Every student in the class will study the rainforest. to teach facts these days. JTNews community news 9 JDS head ready to hand over the reins Joel Magalnick Editor. “Any vision. everything should be in place for a smooth transition. and it gives the search committee a little bit more time. Since Erlitz retook over. “Sometimes you want to cleanse the palate from someone who’s been here a long time. she took it.

but Moses likely said it in a language that most Jews wouldn’t even recognize today.” said Shell. Leah’s is the only one under the supervision of the Va’ad HaRabanim of Greater Seattle. and a MacArthur fellow.” Nosh Away no more Emily K. who work out of Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation and Congregation Ezra Bessaroth’s kitchens.” recalled Shell. Shell told the audience of 25 at the Seattle Yiddish Group’s June meeting. They develop within a culture and get “exiled” to other lands. individuals are scaling back on weddings and B’nai Mitzvah. and this year. Klitzner explained.” she told JTNews. Shell said that among the nearly 6. private and nonprofit spending all slumped along with the economy. and that’s what I do. the Yiddish group’s co-chair. it wasn’t written using the Persian alphabet. he said. Judeo-Greek. and probably some sort of Midianite language during the next four decades once he fled to the desert. one inflected toward the Slavic element. “This was very often the origin of a Judeo language. co-founder and co-director of the Longfellow Institute for the Study of Non-English Languages. Chinese is a representational writing system or alphabet. “Since 2008.c /jewishdotcom /jtnews . After 15 years of serving the community. some organizations over the years have opted to save money by using non-kosher caterers. jew-ish . respectively. they’d use the Hebrew alphabet to write down the words of local language. “When Persian was first written down. or does he speak Hebrew?” Shell is the co-director of the Lilly Center for Jewish Language and Literature at Harvard. Judeo-Malayalam is one of the three Judaic languages of the Indian subcontinent. She hopes outlets like Albertson’s. Northwest Yeshiva High School students performed “The Diary of Anne Frank” to a full house at Youth Theatre Northwest. that Yiddish plays only a small role.” she said. he used examples from his own background. 2013 Beyond Yiddish Janis Siegel JTNews Correspondent “Let my people go” may be one of the most recognizable Jewish phrases. A Jewish language. “What is happening to the Yiddish language?” asked Murray Meld. On the other hand.10 community news JTNews . “There was always that threat. “We all know it has a lot of diversity.” Klitzner said. so there’s a meeting point. To illustrate his point. “I have turned myself into an event caterer. They hope to expand their delivery timeframes and zones. and one inflected toward the Germanic element. two or three kinds of Judeo-Greek. business has steadily declined in the catering aspect. and other languages. “What language does Moses speak when he speaks to Pharaoh?” asked Shell. and Judeo-Chinese. nor does it mean even principally Yiddish because you can see in this list. “So. She will not be stepping up to provide boxed meals at non-kosher functions. and one or two kinds of Yiddish.net . who proved to be a master of the rhetorical question throughout his remarks. Also. Returning to Egypt and communicating through his brother Aaron would have been a challenge for Moses. Meld sees a resurgence of curiosity for the Yiddish language from a variety of people. sales were down by 30 percent from 2008. The Yiddish group invited Shell to answer the larger question of how globalization might affect the survival of Jewish languages. QFC. far beyond their original borders. graphic location. Hebrew goes horizontally. Cultural and social factors can also foster the development of a language. or bakery or Shabbat items. Judeo-Aramaic. friday. hotel meals. developed in the Iberian Peninsula and was exported to many parts of the world. because in addition to his compromised speech noted in the Biblical story. and fundraising dinners are seeing less turnout. he said. Yiddish. and Eli Varon and Dalia Amon. “the language in the home could be Judeo-Arabic. That. the online retail and wholesale distributor of kosher goods they started in 2010. “On the one hand.” he told JTNews. for example. who runs Nosh Away with his wife Dayna.” Ladino. Judeo-Persian. is a language that has elements of Aramaic or Hebrew. he added. does he speak Midianite. is concerned about the hole Nosh Away will be leaving.” said Phillip Klitzner. for me. Leah Jaffee. He has taught several languages. all of them different from each other.” continued Shell. The owner of Leah’s. Affordable Kosher will continue to distribute to the remaining kosher caterers. where Hebrew somehow plays a role in its defining characteristic. making the online store look more like an East Coast grocery store. is it going to be used?” From his vantage point. he said. “When women. as well.” said Shell. and their “linguistic uniqueness. bringing in boxed kosher meals to those guests who require them. “I financially cannot do that. Corporate. Nosh Away isn’t disappearing altogether. he’d been away for quite some time. Moses spoke Egyptian throughout the first 40 years of his life. as he introduced the topic. june 21. After all. however. Fortunate for the kosher-observant community. including Judeo-Spanish. whereas the Hebrew alphabet is essentially nonrepresentational. Seattle-based kosher catering company Nosh Away is closing its doors. “Take.” Jewish languages have covered the globe. “My crew works really hard.jtnews. www. which include Leah’s Catering of Seattle. but with globalization. which might go on. In addition. “Among my Jewish friends.700 languages spoken throughout the world today. Alhadeff Associate Editor. is also the history of Jewish languages. their placement in a historical period. mainly because of the consistent writing system that has allowed Judaic languages to flourish and to last over time. it was written down using the Hebrew alphabet. It’s one of the only Jewish languages which are not written in the Hebrew alphabet. “Does he speak Egyptian.” Jaffee XXPage 23 Patrick Krohn On June 6. with community institutions reducing full meals to lighter receptions.” Languages are influenced by their geo- Janis Siegel Professor and linguistic scholar Marc Shell talks to the Seattle Yiddish Group. said Harvard comparative literature professor and linguistic scholar Marc Shell.com jewishdotcom jew_ish om jew-ish . a Jewish language does not mean Yiddish. Ladino. three branches of JudeoKurd. Regular corporate clients tightened their belts. a form of Judeo-Spanish. young and old. JTNews Hold the spinach puffs. “Judeo-Chinese is a humanistic language. globally Jews speak dozens of variations of some form of the original Hebrew beyond the more commonly used Eastern European Yiddish and the Mediterranean Ladino. too. Klitzner told JTNews they have plans to expand the product line. Chinese goes vertically. The Klitzners are shifting their focus to Affordable Kosher. are being caught up in the revival of interest in Yiddish language and culture. knew the Hebrew alphabet but were barred from writing Hebrew. and Island Crust will work to fill such voids.” he said. for instance. “American Jews.

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WA 98040 marv@creativeplanninginc. grow economic bases. Rick Kestenbaum. Realtor Windermere Real Estate/Wall St. “Why give our content to so many people for no circulation revenue and so little ad revenue?” Kestenbaum said “it’s a mistake” not to charge. “and you want someone who has had a solid journalistic education. Weiss said a Jewish journalist must balance a kind of tension between being a part of the story and the community while remaining “apart” from it to cover it fairly. Also. we’re always trying to find better and more efficient ways of running the business end of the paper as well as collaborating and keeping up with technology. Journalists who cover the Jewish community must bring the same knowledge and integrity to the job as those in the general media.C. “We’ve all lost so much ad revenue through the recession.” The one essential factor in attracting and keeping readers. and compete among increasingly diverse electronic platforms. and Jewish values. should be what people expect are the aspirations of the Jewish community — that we have high standards of objectivity and accuracy. based on a survey by Alan Abbey of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Sheff Managing Broker. Israel is on the top of their list of hot topics. Jewish ideas. Inc. cwilliams@quorumlaurelhurst. you want someone who is literate when it comes to Jewish concepts.net Office 206-522-7003 310-446-3844 info@sheffimmigration. “Ideally. we’ve adjusted to the new economy.” said Kestenbaum. “We get all of our circulation revenue and 99.. in addition to userfriendly websites and savvy technical innovations.” To discuss how they’ve increased their circulation. I think there always needs to be two goals — to try and enable us to do our jobs better….S. local journalists. But for the 60 AJPA publishers. industry leaders. and we’re coming back.].S. academics from Israel. the chief operating officer and general manager at The New Jersey Jewish News. will share models and initiatives they’ve employed to beef up their numbers. who is chairing and helping to organize the conference. although people are flocking to them and reading news on their computers. Mercer Island. 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Religious Organizations.5 percent of our revenue from our print edition. said Magalnick. “Unlike a major daily paper.and there’s also the learning aspect.” he said. Green Cards and Citizenship through Business. where much of the content is easily found elsewhere [world news. have not yet embraced this approach.com come see our new location Pardon our dust! Russ Katz.com Dedicated exclusively to U.” Still. Liaison of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Law Offices of Neil J. is accurate and informed reporting. told JTNews his paper has little to lose and much to gain by doing so.” said Weiss. Investment.com Free pickup & delivery on orders over $300 or 30% off all rug cleaning new address: 231 s. the things that people are looking for in good journalism.” said Weiss. “On the editorial side. Suite 350. the conference’s concurrent business and editorial tracks will tackle some of the big questions that face them today: How to increase readership and circulation. “On the business track.” for aspiring Jewish journalists in the conference and opened it to college students for free.” said Weiss. and even the head of a Jewish newspaper in Warsaw. 206-448-6940 7525 SE 24th Street. “there is no alternative for news of the local Jewish community. june 21. Inc..” said Marshall Weiss. which received more than 100 responses and will discuss the ethical. just north of spokane st. reporters. Sheff Over 20 years experience with clients from Seattle to Miami and around the world Hebrew. freelance journalists.” Magalnick said. or any Jewish newspaper or publication. “I don’t know anyone who is really making it in the general media on monetizing the web. editor and publisher of JTNews. 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Among these opportunities are social action.” she says. just as it was modeled for me as a child. Strong and enduring friendships have emerged from this mutual commitment to the enjoyment of one another’s company in a social setting. uncertain freshmen now making their mark in the Courtesy Galit Ezekiel world.. development director at Hillel at the University of Washington. including Hebrew.org 206-447-1967 www.ats. ritual. The award. prayer.20 community news JTNews . we embrace all who 206. With warmth and caring. “I think it’s really important do to that. “She’s good at that because she finds things she’s impassioned about and communicates to people about why our support and generosity helps that good work go on. Ezekiel. education.org Kol Haneshamah is a progressive and diverse synagogue community that is transforming Judaism for the 21st century. Kehilla | Our Community Congregation Kol Ami Gary S. After services. and beyond. Shabbat services are held most Friday evenings at 7:30 pm. CA t Tel: 323-655-4655 Toll Free: 800-323-2371 western@afmda. Ezekiel is so involved because she is devoted to her community. Ezekiel diversified the organization’s funding sources and has tripled Hillel’s fundraising over the past decade. but also because she wants to instill these same values in her children.urjcamps.tdhs-nw. Torah.khnseattle. “In a smaller shop we wear many hats. Sisterhood. Seattle. WA 98122 shape our future. holidays. finance. intimate and dynamic community in which the Jewish ideals of worship. according to the Federation’s notes about her nomination. membership. JTNews Around Passover time. And she has been effective. was honored with the Pamela Waechter Jewish Communal Professional Award at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle’s annual meeting on June 20. Israel and Jewish history. www. Interfaith families and Jews by choice find Kol Ami a welcoming and nurturing environment.” she says. and live a meaningful life. and astute commentary. as well as her attention to the day-today details of running a Jewish organization — but they were blown away to learn how she lives her life outside of her job: As a board member and chair of the religious school at Congregation Beth Shalom. is named for Waechter. Services are filled with stirring song. friday. immersive.” says Ezekiel.org American Technion North Pacific Region on Facebook @gary4technion on Twitter Find out how you can be part of Kehilla Call 206-774-2264 or email LynnF@jtnews. “I strive to meet every single person who comes to the lunches. while Saturday morning Torah services are typically held concurrently with B’nai Mitzvah celebrations. Bellevue.” he says. ethics. 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Classroom instruction is enhanced by prayer services. the community. “There are hundreds and hundreds of alumni that come back. 3850 156th Ave. 6115 SW Hinds St.org Telephone: 206-935-1590 www. “I’m really impressed to see how she shows the same devotion and excitement that she does during the day with us at Hillel. june 21.org Congregation Kol Ami (CKA) is a Reform congregation located in Woodinville. and a volunteer at both Seattle Jewish Community School and the Evergreen School. 2013 In Pam’s memory: 2013’s Waechter award recipient Joel Magalnick Editor. SE. who was killed seven years ago during the shooting at the Federation’s offices. outreach.org (425) 844-1604 admin@kolaminw. and the world.org www. and help 1511 East Pike St.” Hayon says. Since the primary mission of Hillel is to provide Jewish resources for college students.323. and Brotherhood. “I’m pretty much involved in every facet of the organization.” Ezekiel was nominated by her coworkers for her work inside the building — her mentorship of staff and young adults. Regional Director Emeritus 415-398-7117 technion. Kol Ami is a warm. one of the most fun parts of Ezekiel’s job is to see those former students who were once scared. Suite 650 Los Angeles. heartfelt prayer. to the community Passover meals the organization hosts each year. For more information about Congregation Kol Ami and to view the schedule of events: www.8486 enter through our doors.net . guest lectures and exploration of Jewish thought throughout the ages. while working to improve ourselves.” Rabbi Oren Hayon. now in her 12th year at Hillel.” Hayon notes that while Ezekiel is a very skilled fundraiser. and memorable summer of a lifetime! 425-284-4484 www.sf@ats. and there are high school and junior high school-age youth groups. Onegs include delicious treats and beverages over which lifelong friendships have been forged.

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Eva Rose.” she said.. Evan is donating books to foster children in King County through Treehouse. 2041 Third Ave. June 25 and Wednesday.’” she said. Look online for showtimes and specific theater information.” Jaffee said she can still take on last-minute events. The Rivkin Center is honoring Saul by creating the Saul Rivkin Innovation Fund and hopes to raise $1 million to support emerging research projects and develop opportunities that lie outside the scope of traditional grant-making programs. “It’s an opportunity for other caterers to do kosher once in a while. Seattle. “so we did kind of turn that curve.. For more information visit www. “I guarantee you that child can learn to read a lot faster than if they use Houghton Mifflin or Scott Foresman. Page 11 “Happy Happy Birthday” 2-for-1 Cards Express yourself with our special “Tribute Cards” and help fund JFS programs at the same time… meeting the needs of friends. he will remain an essential part of the Rivkin Center team. For his mitzvah project.” he said. Calif.” he added. Wisc.” says Clint Burwell. providing critical guidance to everyone involved. German-born Jewish intellectual who introduced the concept of the “banality of evil” after reporting on the Eichmann Trials. His grandparents are Irving and Bobbi Hirsch of Newcastle and Julius and Debi Knoth of Clear Lake. people are not feeling like.php?/lifecycle Please submit images in jpg format. On Tuesday at Island Books.” Swedish. Eva’s grandparents are Mark and Carol Mochkatel of Camano Island and Ann Wilkens and John Stephens of California. His great-grandmother is Helen Fox of Seal Beach. 2013.” You’ll never look at a knish the same way again. “I had a good time. the intense. he is working with Kiva Organization and the Northwest Harvest food donation and fund drive.m. on the web. On Wednesday at Park Place Books.jtnews. Erlitz said she’ll miss the staff and teachers and especially the students.o. I wouldn’t have changed it. 2013 . I just have all this money and discretionary income. 2013 at Temple B’nai Torah in Bellevue. WWm. Bar Mitzvah Tuesday. Evan Joseph Hunt Evan will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on June 22. June 26 at 7 p. 2013 issue are due by June 25. “We were involved in a lot of people’s simchas. Call Irene at (206) 861-3150 or. but it’s an opportunity for us to move on.htm.jtnews.t. He enjoys lacrosse. and not to be afraid to call her. Maximus is a 7th grader at Chinook Middle School. and Klitzner said they will be available to consult with nonkosher venues. but otherwise she advises her customers to plan ahead. 400 KB or larger. june 21. On Safari. WWerlitz Page 9 are obsolete in that time. “Especially in the middle.net/index. Given the quality of Bellevue’s public schools. His grandparents are Lin Adler of San Pedro. As she wraps up her JDS career. 2013 at Temple B’nai Torah in Bellevue.” she said. Her great-grandparents are Morry and Mickie Mochkatel of Bellevue. it’s a hard sell. reading. JTNews lifecycles 23 Lifecycles the arts Bar Mitzvah Opens July 12 Hannah Arendt Film A new biopic tells the story of Hannah Arendt. which has provided 36 years of continuous funding. family and loved ones here at home. Klitzner expressed some relief to be done with catering. Evan is a 7th grader at Redmond Middle School. Submissions for the July 5. Fifty Shades of Schwarz Author event Local author Ed Harris reads from “Fifty Shades of Schwarz.net Phone 206-441-4553 for assistance. preparing the meals in kashered kitchens. 3014 78th Ave. Birth Eva Rose Mochkatel Scott and Lindsay Mochkatel of Kodiak. It’s not for lack of effort. holding up her iPhone with the Siri voice-recognition capability.” a parody of “Fifty Shades of Grey. Nosh Away will also hold on to some of its equipment to be of service to venues in need of kosher supplies. wondered when all of computing would be voice activated. How do I submit a Lifecycle announcement? Send lifecycle notices to: JTNews/Lifecycles. and Margaret Groom and Betty Stephens of California. Maximus Julius Hirsch Maximus will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on June 22. The film opened the SIFF Women in Cinema program in 2013. and video games. click on “Donations” at www. “You want your first grader to learn to read? Let your first grader dictate their own story and have the words pop up. “if you don’t value Jewish. He helped the institute get its first National Institutes of Health grant.jfsseattle. At the Landmark Varsity Theater. and John and Barbara Hunt of Madison. Rivkin may be retiring from . WA 98121 E-mail to: lifecycles@jtnews. on April 13. “I don’t think anyone realizes we’re up all night before a Sunday event. Calif. announce the birth of their daughter.. “While Dr. Saul has been recognized repeatedly for his landmark work in Adjuvant Treatment for early-stage breast cancer. Download forms or submit online at www. Kirkland.” he said. Calif. For his mitzvah project. It’s a 2-for-1 that says it all.friday. Mercer Island. Harris will also give a sneak preview of his next book. also does regular kosher events.org.” she said. but she has trust that the school’s leadership can and will continue to improve. Allen and Janet Adler of Lincoln. Maximus is the son of Geoff and Rise Hirsch of Bellevue and the brother of Ava.” One point of pride for Erlitz is maintaining the curriculum and quality of JDS’s education in the wake of the recesWWnosh away Page 10 sion. Another large caterer. Merrik. “Even in the recovery from 2008. www. because we have a hefty tuition. SE.” The school did sign on 10 new students for the year that just ended. 348 Parkplace Center. executive director of the center. leader in establishing clinical research at its cancer institute. He enjoys reading and swimming. Evan is the son of Devra and John Hunt of Redmond and the brother of Joshua Hunt.net . ‘Oh. “We’re all going to be okay.landmarktheatres.com/Market/Seattle/Seattle_Frameset. science. coming out this summer. Erlitz. “I would work between hotels and the Va’ad to ensure successful event. Alaska. Eva has a brother. the late Sally Marshall. Phillip Marshall of Mount Vernon. suggesting that high-end restaurateurs like Tom Douglas could expand their offerings in the kosher market.” she said. age 2-1/2. Thank you! continued. like brit milahs and funerals.

  “Creating the New Northwest: Selections from the Herb and Lucy Pruzan Collection.” essential consaid Herb Pruzan. representing the development of Northwest art over 50 years.” from tributions of art in the artist and 1965. “Creating the New Northwest: Selections from the Herb and Lucy Pruzan Collection.” said Stephanie A. the media artist Whiting Tennis. and have given or promised works to Seattle Art Museum. community. For more information. curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art at the Tacoma Art Museum. sculpture.” ‘accumulation. “Creating the New Northwest”  shares “The Pruzans came to understand the story of how Northwest artists have that artists were finding materials to help shaped new perceptions and a new sense of express the experience of the Northartistic identity. Pruzans have promised nine works to the museum. The gifts help advance the museum’s goal to develop the premier collection of Northwest art. and earth were literabstract paintings to figurative work. 1701 Pacific Ave. he added. Gaylen Hansen. are early works and in some instances are the director of the Tacoma Art Museum.’ he said.” The museum even repainted the gallery’s wall in colors to recreate the Pruzans’ home interiors.” support of our region’s artists. William Ivey. colorful paintings hang in a stairway to introduce the main exhibit. glass and landinto a new sense of scapes.org or call 253-272-4258. Tempera on paper.” Hushka arranged the landsaid. The collection ranges from west: Water. installed the Pruzans never near the entry. which has been a great interest of ours. communities. 18 x 20 inches. the first works sold by the artists.” said Rock Hushka. regard“The Pruzans remain constant in their less of the style or fashion. ceramic an auspicious moment in the growth of sculptor Akio Takamori. Four large.” The exhibition includes works in a variety of art media. Many of the artworks in the exhibition and museums. The Pru“Their commitment to new trends and zans have followed the work of some artideas strengthens the Northwest artist ists since the beginning of their careers. the couple is interested in supporting art institutions throughout the Pacific Northwest. Alden Mason and Ginny Ruffner. abstract. 6. Tacoma Art Museum will share more than 100 works in a retrospective exhibit from the Pruzans’ halfcentury of collecting. www. in addition to five already in TAM’s permanent collection. Portland Art Museum and the Henry Gallery at the University of Washington.net . many created by established artists strongly identified with the Northwest: William Cumming. visit www. “Although scapes. painting.” with photos of the artwork and essays by Hushka and Northwest art critic Matthew Kangas. Hushka identity. as Lucy calls it. But. it “Art brings stands as a testayou out of yourself ment to their pasand into somesions and reflects thing else that their belief in the has meaning. mixed“Creating the New Northwest”  marks media sculptor Jeffry Mitchell. “[With the installation. .24 the arts JTNews . ceramics and glass. 2013 Regional art collection takes center stage Charlene Kahn JTNews Correspondent Though known as strong supporters within the Jewish community. and mixedthe museum’s permanent collection. pop ally being formed art. accompanies the exhibit.tacomaartmuseum. Their art is intermixed with works by newer. Stebich. Tacoma. 6 at the Tacoma Art Museum. galleries. set out to spe“in a tight salon cifically form way. Courtesy TAM “We’re interested James Martin’s “Celebration Bear and Angel. in the and artists that strengthen our the work that they collection of Herb and Lucy Pruzan. lesser known artists on the rise.” said Herb Pruzan. according to museum staff. forests. june 21.jtnews. It’s good as a collection or a teaching tool. Through Oct. The catalog provides useful background about the works and the philosophy behind a half-century of collecting. “The works are installed thematically.” including painter Joseph Park.” produce. if you go “Creating the New Northwest: Selections from the Herb and Lucy Pruzan Collection” runs through Oct. A hard-bound exhibition catalogue. friday. Fay Jones. Seattleites Herb and Lucy Pruzan are also longtime patrons of an evolutionary Northwest art scene. “I’ve been on the collections committee at the Tacoma Art Museum for a number of years and have seen how their leadership is proceeding to develop a definitive collection of Northwest Art.] we tried to give a hint as to how the Pruzans lived with their art.