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May you find your own freedom this holiday

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would like to wish the entire Jewish community a Wonderful and Blessed Passover. A PASSOVER MESSAGE FROM THE LUBAVITCHER REBBE O.B.M.
Adapted from a Message for Passover by the Lubavitcher Rebbe OBM, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Shneerson from 5744, 30 years ago (5744 & 5774 are both Jewish Leap Years) The Torah relates that on Rosh Chodesh Nissan — two weeks before the deliverance from Egyptian enslavement — our Jewish people received the first Mitzvah: KiddushHaChodesh, Sanctification of the New Moon, whereby the first day of each month is sanctified as “Rosh Chodesh,” in conjunction with the Molad (“rebirth”) of the moon as it reappears as a narrow crescent. Together with this came other details of our Jewish Luach (annual calendar), including Ibbur Shonim (proclaiming a Leap Year by inserting an additional month of Adar). Thus our Luach was instituted on the basis of the Lunar year (twelve lunar months), coupled with an adjustment to the Solar year by the intercalation of an additional month after every two or three years, making that year a Jewish Leap Year (consisting of 13 months). In this way, the “accumulated” deficiency of the Lunar year relative to the Solar year is filled in, as required by the Torah that the month of Nissan — Chodesh haAviv (“Spring Month”) — be kept in the spring, as at the time of the Exodus; thereafter all our other festivals also occur in their proper season. At the same time, on the same day of Rosh Chodesh Nissan, our Jewish people were instructed by HaShem concerning the Korban-Pesach (Pesach sacrifice) and Chag HaPesach, as to how Jews are to celebrate the Festival of Our Liberation, Zman Cheiruseinu, not only as the anniversary of our deliverance from physical slavery, but also — and especially — as our Festival of Freedom in the spiritual sense, namely liberation not only from enslavement to Mitzrayim of yore, but to all “Mitzrayims” at all times and in all places. This surely is a basic instruction in Torah (“Torah,” from the word hora’ah, meaning “instruction”), which, like all instructions of the eternal Torah, is eternal and valid at all times and wherever Jews live; certainly instructions that are connected with Pesach, the Season of Our Freedom, which is a preparation for Matan Torah and Kabbalas HaTorah (being given and accepting the Torah at Sinai and ever since). This year being a Leap Year in our Jewish Luach, it focuses attention, in tangible relevant manner, on the significance of the first Mitzvah of Kiddush HaChodesh and Ibbur Shonim, mentioned above. Hence it provides a particularly timely occasion to reflect an the significance of our Jewish Leap Year, which, like all Jewish matters, is, first of all, relevant to the state of Yiddishkeit, Torah and Mitzvos in our everyday life. Especially as till the first day of Nissan, the matter of a year being a leap year — is not settled, for the Beis-Din (Highest Rabbinical Court) had the prerogative to intercalate a month and make it a Leap Year. Rosh Chodesh of the Month of Geulah (Redemption) thus also brings deliverance from the aforementioned uncertainty, and provides assurance and strength of now being ready to hear about and “take up” the Mitzvah of Pesach and Korban Pesach, and in two weeks’ time to come out of “Mitzrayim” (in all implied meanings); hence also to begin counting the days of the Omer in anticipation of receiving the Torah, etc. — Avodas HaShem (serving HaShem) in all days ahead. ••• The significance of our Leap Year, as mentioned above, is closely associated with the uniqueness of our Luach (Calendar). It is based on the rule that our Jewish people count the days and the months by the moon. This means that our Luach is basically lunar, but takes into account the sun (which determines the seasons of the year), thus assuring that Pesach and all our other festivals occur in their proper season. Now, both the sun and the moon were created “to give light upon the earth” and to serve mankind; while the task of a human being is, to quote our Sages, “I was created to ‘serve’ my Creator,” namely, to serve HaShem. There is an obvious difference between the sun and the moon in the manner of their providing light on the earth: The sun radiates its light in the same constant manner, without perceptible change from day to day. On the other hand, the moon “renews” itself (which is why the moon is also called chodesh, “new”)as it reappears, or is “reborn” (molad) at the beginning of each month, first as a narrow crescent and then becoming fuller and brighter from day to day, until it attains its complete fullness and brightness on the fourteenth-fifteenth day of the month. In other words: The sun and the moon symbolize two different characteristics. The sun represents the element of sameness and constancy; the moon — change and renewal. Both these elements are found in Avodas HaShem (Service of G-d). And although at first glance they appear contradictory, both of them combined together are indispensable to achieve completeness in Avodas HaShem. The explanation is as follows: There are those aspects of Avodas HaShem which are the same from day to day, without change. For instance, a Jew begins every day, immediately upon rising from his sleep, with the declaration of Modeh Ani, acknowledging and thanking HaShem, the “Living and Eternal King,” for giving him life and fresh powers to serve Him; so is also the Mitzvah of reading the Shema, expressing total commitment to HaShem and to His commandments to the point of self sacrifice; so are the blessings and prayers which are recited every day; so also the Mitzvah of learning, and of Ahavas Yisroel, and a host of other Mitzvos which a Jew is obligated to do each and every day. At the same time, a Jew is expected to generate a renewal and resurgence of inspiration and joy in all matters of Yiddishkeit, particularly those that are repeated every day, so that they should be experienced as if they had been just given that day by Hashem for the first time; And an additional measure of inspiration on special days, Shabbos and Yom-Tov, etc., which are associated with additional prayers and special Mitzvos that have to be fulfilled only on those special days, such as lighting

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candles, making Kiddush on Shabbos and Yom-Tov, eating Matzah during the Season of Our Freedom, and so forth. These certainly call for special inspiration and joy — so much so, that the holiness of Shabbos should be felt every day of the week, and the teachings of the festivals should be an inspiration throughout the year. Thus, for example, it is explained by our Sages that the “Season of Our Freedom” should be experienced daily, in terms of freedom from all inner and outer limitations that hinder the fullest pursuit of Avodas HaShem wholeheartedly and with joy, being truly free. ••• May HaShem grant that, as of this Rosh Chodesh Nissan and increasingly in the days ahead, everyone should deeply meditate on the topic enunciated above, as well as on the other aspects which are associated with Chag HaMatzos, the Season of Our Liberation, which, as noted above, are all relevant to everyone’s everyday life and conduct throughout the year; And may this also hasten the complete and true Geulah of every Jew and all Jews, and thereby also the true freedom of all the peoples of the world.

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a special fund for the needy has been set up at chabad for passover. if you would like to donate or know someone in need, please contact us.
In memory of Shmuel ben Nisan O.B.M. — Samuel Stroum — Yartzeit March 9, 2001/14 Adar 5761 Sponsored by a friend of Samuel Stroum and Chabad. For more information on any of these events and/or service times in all Washington State locations, please contact Chabad House at 206-527-1411, or visit our website at

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A time for relevance
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
Carlyn Steiner, president of the local chapter of the American Jewish Committee, argues that the ultraOrthodox stranglehold on conversion in Israel is hurting Jewish unity worldwide.


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A legal victory for BDS
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
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


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


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!


From pages 15–36, we’ve got recipes, Haggadot, seder tips, and even a little fiction to prepare you for the holiday.

From The Jewish Transcript, April 19, 1948. Members of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity at the University of Washington celebrated 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.

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8 p.m. — Family-Style Seder An inspiring, family-style seder that will nourish your body and soul. At Chabad at the University of Washington, 4541 19th Ave. NE, Seattle. 8:30-11:30 p.m. — Passover Seder at CSTL $20 for adults, $8 for children, seniors and students. No one will be turned away. At Congregation Shaarei Tefilah Lubavitch, 6250 43rd Ave NE, Seattle. your body and soul. At Chabad UW, 4541 19th Ave. NE, Seattle.


Candlelighting times April 11..................................7:35 p.m. April 18..................................7:45 p.m. April 25..................................7:54 p.m. May 2.....................................8:04 p.m. SATURDAY

3-6 p.m. — Bet Alef Passover Workshop

Elizabeth Fagin at Led by Rabbi Olivier BenHaim, explore new ways to move from places of stuck-ness into deeper meaning and greater joy in your life. Free. At Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle. 7:45-11 p.m. — Russian Community Seder or 206-387-3919



5 p.m. — SJCC Luau Pool Party

Andrea Selix at Put on your hula skirts and surfer gear and enjoy a “staycation” with Hawaiian music, tropical pool toys, and shaved ice. Dinner included. SJCC members $8, kids $5, guests $12. At the Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island.


Приглашаем, вас принять участие в Пасхальном Сейдере на русском языке в синагоге Шаарей Тефила Любавич. программе: Рассказ об исходе евреев из Египта Ответы на четыре традиционных вопроса Ну и конечно маца, кошерное вино и праздничный ужин. Входная плата: Пенсионеры бесплатно Студенты и дети $8 Взрослые $16. At Shaarei Tefilah,
6250 43rd Ave. NE, Seattle.


8 p.m. — The Story of the Jews Five-part PBS series featuring British historian Simon Schama traveling the globe from New York to Odessa Berlin to Jerusalem. Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. and again at 9 p.m. On KCTS 9. 9 p.m. — Pesach Around the World

Rabbi Elie Estrin at An inspiring, family-style seder that will nourish


12 p.m. — Cardozo Passover Luncheon

Shayna at Cardozo Society members meet at The Summit at First Hill’s private library a kosher-for-Passover lunch. An opportunity to connect with your legal colleagues and enjoy a meal. Space is limited to 25. $18. At The Summit at First Hill, 1200 University St., Seattle. 5:30 p.m. — Passport to Passover

Dana at Dinner program for families with children 6 and under. Rabbi Kate Speizer will take you on a journey through the desert and the plagues. Make a seder plate. Passover-friendly vegetarian food served. At the Stroum JCC, 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island.





Candle Lighting and Memorial Service with Rabbi Jim Mirel and Rivy Poupko Kletenik. Special performance by students from the Seattle Hebrew Academy

5-7 p.m. — Family Seder and Potluck

Elizabeth at A kid-friendly seder experience for the entire family — interactive, musical, fun and engaging, led by Rabbi Olivier BenHaim. All are welcome. $25 per family. At Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle. 7:30-9 p.m. — Seattle Jewish Theater Company’s Production of ‘From Door to Door’ James Sherman’s “From Door to Door” a warm, bittersweet comedy about three generations of Jewish women. Directed by Art Feinglass. $15 general, $10 senior/student. At Temple Beth Am, 2632 NE 80th St., Seattle.





2-3:30 p.m. — Seattle Jewish Theater Company’s Production of ‘From Door to Door’ At Temple Beth Am, 2632 NE 80th St., Seattle.


FAMILY & MEMORY Ties Separation Rebuilding Remembering
“Mr. Laskin’s chronicle could have been written in tears, and it is at once anguishing and inspiring.” —Edward Kosner, Wall Street Journal • • •
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Holocaust survivor Josh Gortler, author David Laskin, and Dr. Daniel Chirot explore themes of family and memory.


11:30 a.m. — SJCC Circle of Friends Luncheon

Marcie Wirth at 206-388-1998 Ninth annual Circle of Friends fundraiser luncheon. $180 suggested minimum donation. At the Stroum JCC, 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island. 7 p.m. — Seattle Jewish Theater Company’s production of ‘From Door to Door’ At Temple B’nai Torah, 15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue. XXPAGE 37


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Why is it relevant to me?
RABBI ELIE EsTRIN Chabad at the University of Washington
A schoolchild approaches his father, who is deeply engrossed in his newspaper. The kid asks, “Dad, what’s the difference between ‘ignorance’ and ‘apathy’?” Responds the visibly annoyed father: “I don’t know and I don’t care!” That joke might be old hat, but it’s one worth pondering this Passover. We, the Jewish community in Seattle in particular, are at an interesting junction. The muchballyhooed Pew Report tells us that our youth are proud Jews. Seemingly, however, there is little carry-over into their lives. The young Jews carry their identity with pride, but…then what? Intermarriage, practice, communal involvement, Jewish study and Israel seem to move precious few souls. Why? In our 10 years at the helm of Chabad at the University of Washington, my wife and I have served some 20,000 Shabbos meals, taught thousands hours of classes, listened to over 2,000 college students, and learned one thing: If one doesn’t have a personal connection to Judaism, why should it have a role in determining the food they eat, the clothes they wear, or the people they marry? Our youth have become the annoyed dad of the joke. Ignorance and apathy. In fact, one leads to the other — if one doesn’t understand the tradition or the meaning of Judaism, the meaning of being Jewish, apathy is a natural result. Why should I care about something I know and understand nothing about? (And that question sounds suspiciously like it comes from a conspicuous member or two from a cadre of four children we speak about every year.) I believe the answer to our youth conundrum lies in Passover tradition. At the seder, we tackle these two Pharaohs head-on: The antidote to ignorance is to reveal the sweet depth and beauty of Judaism, to challenge with ever more questions, and widen the search for meaningful answers. That give and take of the seder is the perfect time to ask your teens, your college-age children, or even yourselves, the questions: What does this all mean to me, now? And what can I uncover from the Haggadah, that magical source of inspiration and insight, that will move me in my own Jewish journey? After all, the Talmud teaches, “The main thing is not pontification, but action.” It’s not just about discussing theoretical ideas. We need to act on them. For your own seder, here is one word in particular that might assist you in uncovering that beauty. The word for Egypt in Hebrew is Mitzrayim, and Chassidic thought points out that this word has the same letters as the word Metzarim, meaning “limitations.” Now we can flip the whole story on its head; no longer is it just a historical “we won, let’s eat”; it’s an experience that affects every one of us in the here and now. What are your limitations — be they spiritual, physical or even addictive? What are the Pharaohs of those limitations? How can the symbolism of the seder plate, the humility of the matzoh, and the introspection of the four children within me, assist me to break free of those limitations and allow me to actively pursue my relationship with God? While this intellectual and spiritual thinking process is part of our modus operandi at Chabad at UW, I believe it behooves every Jewish home, no matter what level of observance, to explore the richness of our heritage through vigorous debate and discussion that lead to practical conclusions. Only that will move our youth to stay the course. Passover is the perfect time and setting for this type of familial and deeply personal, yet intelligent and transcendent, Jewish exploration. Happy Passover!

Israel’s conversion crisis is our conversion crisis
Last July, close to 800 Seattle Jews convened for a “community conversation” on what was called “The Jewish Peoplehood Crisis.” The organizers defined the crisis as a loss of “identification with Jews throughout the world,” the loss of “commitment to Jews throughout the world,” and a failure to take “responsibility for Jews throughout the world.” Concerned by the gradual splintering of the Jewish people into narrow subgroups, the Jews of our city set their sights on restoring a sense of Jewish solidarity, irrespective of political leanings, ideological preferences, or religious dividing lines. While the task of resolving the problem remains formidable, there is some good news from Israel suggesting that progress may be possible. One of the most serious rifts that threatens Jewish peoplehood centers on conversion to Judaism. Under present Israeli law, conversions must go through the office of the Chief Rabbinate, which for some time has been in the hands of haredi (ultra-Orthodox) rabbis. Not only do they insist on the most stringent criteria of Jewish religious observance in order to become part of the Jewish people, they are also often unfriendly to potential converts and unsympathetic to their justified concerns. There are today thousands of Israelis, mostly from Russia or elsewhere in the former Soviet Union, who are not Jewish according to Jewish law but who speak Hebrew, have served in the armed forces, and think of themselves as Jews. Many would be willing to convert if the process were more user friendly. Surely increasing the number of Israeli Jews would strengthen the Jewish State, and facilitating these conversions would do much to bring the Jewish people together. The conversion status quo in Israel also affects American Jews. Not only does the delegitimization of non-haredi conversions drive a wedge between Israeli and American Jews — 90 percent of whom are not Orthodox — but people who have converted to Judaism in the U.S., even under Orthodox auspices, often have a hard time being recognized as Jews by Israeli authorities if they move to Israel. The Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee just voted to decentralize conversions in Israel, giving local rabbis the authority to conduct conversions. While the American Jewish Committee takes no position on the details of the proposal, which are specific to the Israeli situation, the overall goal of weakening the Chief Rabbinate’s stranglehold in this area can only bolster Jewish peoplehood. Local rabbis are far more likely to know the individual situation and degree of sincerity of the conversion candidates who come before them than a bureaucratic rabbinic establishment whose haredi leanings predispose it to distrust the motives of would-be converts. The national AJC office has assembled a broad coalition of American Jewish and Israeli organizations that promotes Jewish peoplehood by furthering religious equality. While the Israeli Chief Rabbinate serves many useful functions in the Jewish State, it should not have monopolistic control over conversions. Knesset passage of the new conversions bill can mark a step toward fulfillment of the goal set by our city’s Jewish community at last year’s community conversation, “to create a moral society based on the principle of mutual responsibility.”
Carlyn J. Steiner is president of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Seattle Region.


I am writing this “letter to the editor,” as I believe Eli Wiesel’s 1975 article on “Zionism as racism” is relevant as to how the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel is a link in the continuity of anti-Semitism and the delegitimization of the Jewish people. As translated by Marian Wiesel from the French and published in “The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, Volume Ten,” p. 691; it follows:

Reproaches, condemnations, indictments by other nations — the plot is clear. It leads to the public humiliation, the forced isolation of a people whose suffering is the oldest in the world. Arrests, decrees, Nuremberg laws — do you remember? That was how it all began. The victims were designated, then legally expelled from so-called civilized society, forcing them into helplessness, then resignation, and finally death. To prepare “solutions” to the “Jewish problem,” the first step was to divorce the Jew from mankind. The process is not new; it has endured for some two thousand years. We hear again and again, in explanation of outrages rife in many places, that there are the Jews and there

are the others. Although the Jews are never entirely innocent, nor are the others ever entirely guilty; yet what do we hear throughout history? The Jews are guilty and the others are the Jews’ innocent victims. Object and non-subject of history, the Jew has been at the mercy of a society in which persecuting him first and murdering him later has at times led to sainthood or power. That is why the United Nations’ infamous resolution comparing Zionism to a form of racism is shocking and revolting. It must be viewed in context of chilling horror…. To weaken us they tried to make us feel guilty. To condition us they attempted to distort our self-image. No, the process is not new. We are told that this is not about Jews, this is about Zionists. That, too, is hardly new. They try to divide us, to pit us one against the other after having pitted us against the world..… It was all a lie, and now we know it. They meant all of us, everywhere and always. Jewish history is here to prove it.… Whosoever attacks Israel is attacking the entire Jewish people. The resolution on Zionism offends us all.
Stuart A. Garrie, M.D. Bellevue

“There’s a substantial proportion of the population for whom Judaism is not at all a religion. It’s their background, it’s their heritage, but they don’t practice it as a religion.” — Matthew Boxer of the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, on the community demographic study his center has launched in the Seattle area. Read the story on page 7.


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With an outstretched arm, vote yes on Prop. 1
When we’ve written about Metro buses in recent years, it has been about the controversial ads that appear on them. This time, I’m asking you to save the vehicles that carry those ads, and a plea to vote yes on the proposition King County residents are being asked to vote on by April 22. As we roll into the Passover holiday, we think about welcoming the stranger into our homes. Proposition 1 asks us to do much of the same thing: To open our hearts (and checkbooks) by spending $40 more per year on our license plate tabs and approximately $11 per month on average in sales tax to maintain current bus service throughout the county. Passage of this proposition is the difference between a job and unemployment for many of the poorer people in our region. It’s the transportation for university students who have to live far from campus because housing has become too expensive for them in the city. It’s the way a disabled person can make it to a job or a doctor’s visit. If you want to think about this selfishly, it’s the difference between bad traffic and gridlock, as the county has estimated that as many as 30,000 more cars would appear on the roads each day because of the loss in bus service. And that’s not to — in essence, because the majority of bus rides happen in Seattle, it shouldn’t fall upon rural riders to subsidize them. But those critics have it backwards. Historically, when Metro has had to make cuts, the first routes to go have been the ones with the lowest ridership — the ones the farthest from the center of the city which are often where the people with the lowest incomes need it the most. Access buses, which provide necessary transportation for the elderly and disabled, would also end up on the chopping block. Twenty mayors in King County have come out in favor of this measure, because they, as the people who must intimately understand the workings of their municipalities, understand that having less bus service will most harm their citizens with the least. During Passover, we tell of how we were slaves, and we had nothing. Once Moses, with his outstretched arm, parted the sea and gave us our freedom, we had everything in the world. For many of our fellow citizens, access to transportation is their ticket to freedom. As we tell the story of the Exodus at our seders next week, outstretch your own arms. Then vote yes on Proposition 1.


mention the additional pollution so many more cars would cause in a region that’s just not as clean as we believe it to be. This proposition has been put before you not as a bailout for Metro, which has been running more or less efficiently for many years, but as a rescue due to the failure of our state’s legislature to act on a transportation bill. When members of our

state’s Jewish legislative caucus reflected on the just-ended session last month, nearly all of the representatives expressed frustration that the Senate majority leader would not bring the bill, which would provide funding statewide for transit and road maintenance, to a vote. I’ve seen arguments against the measure that use a “stick it to Seattle” theme

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Survey says! A study launches to understand our Jewish community
It’s almost inevitable when we travel, or have visitors come to town, that they ask the same question: How many Jews are there in Seattle? The answer, we’ll find out later this year, is trivial, if not trivia. As both the sponsors and the conductors of a just-launched demographic study of the Puget Sound region’s Jewish community will tell you, it’s about the who, what, where and how we live our Jewish lives. “We’ll get the numbers, because they’re important to have and to know where people are and to understand some trends,” said Keith Dvorchik, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, which commissioned the study, “but what we really are looking at are: What are the opportunities in the community? What are the needs in the community? What do people like, what do people not like? What are the attitudes about our community, and how can we adjust as a community to provide for these needs and take advantage of these opportunities?” In late March, a team from the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University visited Seattle to explain the methodologies of the study and to begin collecting information from local Jewish agencies to begin formulating its questionnaire. “There are certain things that every community wants to know about,” said Matthew Boxer, a research scientist for the Cohen Center who is overseeing the Seattle study. “As I like to say, there’s really only one Jewish community and everything is just a variation on the same in some ways.” That said, “Seattle’s an interesting community — different in a lot of ways from a lot of communities we’ve studied in the past,” Boxer added. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to examine it more closely and get to know it better.” The goal of the study, which is expected to be released around Thanksgiving, “is being done in the context of a very simple

Here is the expected timeline for the community demographic study.
Mid to late March Collection of organization lists Late March Early April Mid-April Late April Early May Late July Early August Mid-September Late November List processing Purchase of Ethnic Names Frame lists Compiled names list complete Survey programmed into Cohen Center’s software Survey instruments completed and tested Sample populations completed Survey letters with online links mailed to households Phone survey calls begin Survey collection ends Data cleaned and analysis begins Draft report sent to Federation for review Final report released

question, which is, ‘So what?’” Dvorchik said. “We want to make sure, and this is a Federation goal, that this study provides information that everybody can use for future planning.” As the Federation works to become the agency that every other Jewish organization looks to for building partnerships and taking a high-level view of the community as a whole, Dvorchik said he hopes the survey “will provide information that will allow agencies to say, ‘Wow, there’s this need here that we didn’t know of, or the need here is less than we thought so maybe we’ll spend more of our resources somewhere else.” Boxer said the study will do just that. “We can compare interfaith families to endogamous families where both partners are Jewish,” he said. “We can compare people in different age ranges…. We can compare households with children to households that don’t have children.” Getting even deeper, as Boxer’s team reaches out to local households with its questions, they want to find out how this

community lives its Jewish lives. “There’s a substantial proportion of the population for whom Judaism is not at all a religion. It’s their background, it’s their heritage, but they don’t practice it as a religion,” Boxer said. “They are nevertheless very proud to be Jews and they do all kinds of Jewish religious things.” That aspect of the study excites Judy Neuman, CEO of the Stroum Jewish Community Center. Given that the demographic data the SJCC and other agencies work from is 14 years old, “getting some of that factual demographic information will set a new baseline,” Neuman said. “We really do want to understand all kinds of things, from what would it take to get a Northender to drive across the bridge [to Mercer Island]? What kind of programming will really move them?” Though Boxer said the survey won’t put too much effort into finding the Jews who don’t want to be found, Neuman believes it will give a holistic view of what the Jewish community looks like.

“The more we can have some good information, the more we can have that flexibility to serve [our members’] interests,” she said. “It will move our programming forward probably in different directions. Not unilaterally, but in a direction we’re not even thinking about today.” Will Berkovitz, CEO of Jewish Family Service, said he is curious about how the demographics of the Seattle area’s Jewish community are changing. “For me, I think it helps us define the needs of our population and who our population is, and give clarity on what they want and need,” Berkovitz said. In building the survey’s questions, it’s a delicate process to balance input from so many organizations that want data specific to their missions with a list that doesn’t overwhelm the respondents. “We try to leave everybody equally disappointed, and try to give them as much as possible of what they really need to be able to do what they want to do,” Boxer said. The methods for finding and surveying the community are far different than they were in 2000, the last time the Federation commissioned such a study. With the proliferation of cell phones, opening a phone book and calling names that look Jewish doesn’t work if people don’t change their numbers when they move into or out of town — if they even appear in the white pages at all. Instead, the center is using what Boxer said “gets you the vast majority of the Jewish population for the most affordable cost.” That starts with the list. During March, the Cohen Center collected contact lists from every Jewish organization and synagogue in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties, with the promise that these lists would be used solely for the survey, then destroyed. “It’s not just the Federation, it’s not just the JCC or the synagogues, it’s cultural groups, it’s social groups, it’s secular

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Appeals court dismisses Olympia Food Co-op suit
JANIs SIEGEL JTNews Correspondent
The Washington State Court of Appeals has thrown out a lawsuit filed in Sept. 2011 by five Olympia Food Co-op members against 16 of its current and former board members, upholding a lower court’s ruling that the board did not go beyond its authority or neglect its duties when it voted to approve a boycott against Israeli goods without the consensus of its membership. Defendants argued that the suit violated their free speech rights and Judge Stephen J. Dwyer agreed, writing in his decision that under Washington’s AntiSLAPP law, Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, adopted in 1989 and meant to protect First Amendment freedoms, the board’s vote can stand. “By enforcing the statutory antiSLAPP law, this decision affirms the free speech rights of the people of Washington,” cooperating counsel for the Center for Constitutional Rights and Detroit attorney Barbara Harvey told JTNews.   CCR is a New York-based non-profit legal and educational organization that served as counsel on the case. “The Anti-SLAPP law was enacted to protect people  from intimidating lawsuits that chill advocacy of controversial positions,” Harvey said. “It worked in this case, and our democracy is stronger for this victory.” Lawyers for the five co-op members, attorneys Avi Lipman and Robert Sulkin from the Seattle law firm of McNaul Ebel Nawrot and Helgren PLLC, told JTNews they plan to appeal the decision. “We feel strongly that the court did not reach the right result,” Lipman, a Seattle-based trial attorney, told JTNews. “They’re disappointed and disagree with the court, respectfully. We are evaluating our client’s options. Certainly nothing is off the table.” The appeals court also awarded the defendants $160,000 in damages along with attorney’s fees, board members’ expenses, and the legal costs relating to the appeal process. “We could ask the Court of Appeals to revisit all or part of this decision,” said Lipman. “The Washington State Supreme Court has the option of accepting or denying us a review.” Lipman said his clients do not yet know which legal option they will pursue; however, that decision should be forthcoming within the week. Seattle attorney Bruce Johnson from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, who was involved in writing the Anti-SLAPP law and who argued it in court, did not respond to requests for an interview. Attorney Steven Goldberg, cooperating counsel for the defendants from Portland, Ore., also declined to comment for this story. A CCR press release issued after the ruling on April 7 described the lawsuit as “part of a broader pattern of targeting pro-Palestinian activists in the United States, particularly in legislatures and across college campuses.” “The real question is why  plaintiffs brought a lawsuit instead of exercising their right under the bylaws to bring the boycott decision to a full membership vote,” said Harvey. “The answer can be found in the fact that with several plaintiffs having run for the board on an antiBDS platform, and lost, plaintiffs surely knew that they would be unable to win membership support for their opposition to the boycott.”   In a special motion filed by the defendants in Nov. 2011, lawyers asked that the court reject the plaintiff’s attempt to “silence the Co-op’s principled stand on Israel’s human rights violations through a policy of [boycotts, divestment and sanctions].” “The idea that the plaintiffs are part of some nationwide or international antiBDS campaign is absurd,” Robert Jacobs, regional director of StandWithUs Northwest, a pro-Israel advocacy group told JTNews. “They are co-op members who wouldn’t have contested the co-op’s boycott of Israeli products had the co-op followed its own existing procedures and bylaws.” According to Jacobs, the plaintiffs were indignant that in a vote taken without any notice to the co-op community it bypassed long-standing required steps to pass a boycott of any country’s products. In the court’s decision, Judge Dwyer wrote, “the court rejected their argument that the board lacked authority to resolve the boycott issue…instead concluding that the board’s authorization in the bylaws ‘to resolve organizational conflicts after all other avenues of resolution have been exhausted’ gave the board authority to adopt the boycott.” “Adopting the boycott was fully within the Board’s powers,” reads a statement on the CCR website. “Moreover, Plaintiffs failed to utilize the Co-op’s member initiated ballot procedure, which allows any member to put an issue to a full membership vote by collecting signatures from 300 members.”  The co-op board also argued that the suit’s true intent was to rob them of their political free speech and prevent them from a peaceful and valid form of protest. “The court’s decision sends a clear message to those who bring bullying and meritless lawsuits in an attempt to squelch the growing BDS movement,” Harvey said. “Such cases will be dismissed by the courts, and those who bring them may be ordered to pay the defendants’ costs.”
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Nobel Prize-winning writer Shmuel Yosef Agnon wrote, “If you change the language, you change the content.” As language changes, so must we. The Oxford English Dictionary has been adopting new words at a breakneck pace. In this puzzle are some words added to the OED this past year that are changing the content of our writing and our lives.

ACROSS 1 Hot stuff? 5 Elevator alternative 11 Popular question from five-year-olds 14 Snape portrayer Rickman 15 Name in leather and tennis equipment 16 Color 17 Like some neighbors 18 Iron deficiency 19 Raggedy friend of Andy 20 New OED entry meaning “esoterica” 22 Acts like a flicker or sapsucker 24 Shady type? 25 Hockey star Wayne 28 Oracle of Delphi 31 Egret : hippo :: ___ : shark 32 Drink for 9-Down 33 Skin-care brand endorsed by Jennifer 36 39 40 41 43 44 46 48 49 51 53 54 55 56 60 61 65 66 67 68 69 70 71

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Aniston Home of Iowa State Site for gossip “My Gal ___” FM personalities Miner’s find Like some days in L.A. Ice Cube, to Del tha Funkee Homosapien Basketballer Jeremy whose last name is a source for many puns Java-based program, for example Construct Support, as a referendum Sheep’s call Horror film star Karloff New OED entry meaning “shaky” Pretense Religious headwear Light bulb, in a comic strip Cry at a pep rally Make a father Thailand, once Picnic pest In a firm and unequivocal manner Shortens pants

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users couldn’t figure out how to press it to continue Group of bees Wee Pub offering Suffix with federal or capital Louis, e.g. Wake up suddenly New OED entry meaning “carnival game” Handsome Longings Singer Fitzgerald, and others Biblical scribe Ph.D. seeker’s test Tears apart New OED entry meaning “internet symbol” Alzheimer’s activist and funnyman Rogen “___ Rock” New OED entry meaning “popular” New OED entry meaning “getaway” Sneak off to get hitched Ariel’s prince Folder for some emails Golfer Sam Abominable snowman Mad ___ (dunker’s skill) Greatest hits album Salad slice Outspoken It follows snow or dust Vomit Place to go to directly Britt on Desperate Housewives Paper unit Marshmallow-covered Thanksgiving treats It often starts with “http” Dietary std. Nighttime flier

Answers on page 24 © 2014 Eltana Wood-Fired Bagel Cafe, 1538 12th Avenue, Seattle. All rights reserved. Puzzle created by Lone Shark Games, Inc. Edited by Mike Selinker and Gaby Weidling.

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Forcing the argument for statehood, by the numbers
DIKLA TUcHmAN JTNews Correspondent
“A good divorce is better sometimes than trying to share the same house,” Stanley Wulf told his audience at Sunday’s presentation of J Street’s nationwide “2 Campaign” initiative. Wulf visited the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island as part of the town hall-style series, which came to 15 cities in the Western U.S. of the four points must be agreed upon before a peaceable division of land can occur, closing out his discussion with the difficult point of recognition. “There is no negotiation on each person’s pain,” he said. Recognizing that each side has equal claim and equal pain is seen as one of the

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Stanley Wulf uses a map of Israel to explain the four issues peace negotiators must discuss.

“The 2 Campaign’s aim is to continue gathering and mobilizing support for the U.S.-hosted peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine,” according to J Street’s website. Wulf, a member of the left-leaning Israel advocacy organization’s National Advisory Council, has lived in Berkeley, Calif. since 1989 and has served as both president and treasurer of his modern Orthodox synagogue. He is an ob-gyn and is currently chief medical officer of a Bay Area medical technology company. Wulf’s presentation outlined four major areas for peace through a two-state solution: Borders, security, refugees and Jerusalem. Like many other “two-state solution” discussions, Wulf outlined the demographic need for an agreement as quickly as possible. “If we use the 6.1 million figure for Palestinian population, from river to the sea, there are just as many Palestinians as Israelis,” he said. In the near future, or even now some claim, what are the consequences of a Palestinian majority, he asked. He argued that Israel therefore has two options: That when the Palestinian population overtakes the Jewish population, a minority will rule over that majority, or it will mean the end of Israel as a democracy. Thus, argues Wulf, the only solution is agreement on a two-state solution once and for all. “If you want a democracy, then Israel ceases being Jewish,” Wulf said. “And that is the bottom line that keeps me up at night.” Wulf dissected and explained how each

most difficult hurdles to clear, Wulf said. The parties must agree to disagree on recognition and move past that as a point of contention within the negotiations. Without setting that aside, a negotiation cannot happen. Martin Indyk, the U.S. envoy to Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, worked late into the night with both parties on the day of Wulf’s presentation to keep the talks from breaking down. “There is no trust between Netanyahu and Abbas,” Wulf said, referring to the Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers, respectively. “But going through with this agreement, which is possible, is trust building — and actually answers some of the recognition issues.” He pointed to the example of dividing Jerusalem. “We’re working on the assumption here that we want a peace agreement,” he said. “It won’t change our lives one bit. That favorite restaurant you have in Jerusalem? It’ll still be in Israel.” Wulf closed his discussion by speaking specifically to Netanyahu’s relatively new insistence that the Palestinians must acknowledge and agree that Israel is a Jewish State. Seen as one of the catalysts for the recent backslide in peace negotiations, Netanyahu’s demand has been addressed by political groups across the spectrum, including J Street. “J Street’s position — and my position — is that this issue is not a phrase,” Wulf said. “It isn’t ‘Jewish State’ that’s being argued here. There’s a paragraph that would make it work.”

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common blood type, reflectIf you know me, you ing the population’s mostly know I’m a regular central and northern Euroblood donor who enjoys pean ancestry.) nagging folks to do the same. “Every Jew who is healthy Lynn Gottlieb is a much can do it...even people who better example than me, howdon’t believe that organ donaever. Having donated over tion is halachic can donate 100 pints, she’s earned a leaf blood,” says Lynn. “Everyon the Puget Sound Blood one’s money looks the same Center’s (PSBC) Tree of Life at the end, but...your blood on Seattle’s First Hill. is different than everyone “I’ve donated since the else’s.” And it could save a life. day I turned 21,” she says. Member of As a technical writer, Lynn And while “it’s nice to get the the Tribe is part of a rare group: “A kudos,” she would rather get YOU to donate. Trying for years to get Jewish institutions to host more blood drives, she notes that the churches in the area host much more frequently. Organizations that host rarely do so more than once or twice a year, but she’d like to see them “run blood drives every other month,” matching the frequency with which donors can give. Lynn’s motivation comes from her heritage, too. “I want more Jews to donate blood, especially since I’m an ‘Ashkefardi,’” the daughter of a part-Sephardic father and Ashkenazic mother. Her father’s blood type was B+, common in the Middle cOURteSY LYnn GOttLIeB East, uncommon in the U.S., and hard to Lynn Gottlieb with her family: Ronit, left, and the find when needed. (O is America’s most late Shamayim.

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technical person over the nary block, but it is a age of 50,” she quips. She lovely little concert and first worked with comevent hall known for great puters in the late ’60s acoustics and its fully while a student at Springrestored Wurlitzer theater field Gardens High School organ. Built in 1916, it has in Queens, N.Y. She been the Olympic Heights attended the State UniSocial Hall and Hokum versity of New York at Hall in the past. It’s curBuffalo, then moved to rently operated by a nonSeattle where she worked profit group called Seattle for Pacific Northwest Bell, Artists. the University of WashMichael Krasik was ington (where she got her the host of the event I bachelor’s and master’s NAncY GeIGeR attended and has been a degrees in engineering), Michael Krasik with his dog Sadie. volunteer there for over Boeing, Microsoft, and a 18 years. It all started variety of small software companies. “I’ve when he saw a poster for a performance been here so long only my reptilian brain of ragtime music, which he loves. He remembers New York,” she says. “showed up and it was just charming,” he An active theater volunteer, she ushers recalls. “I was taken.” He would bring his at most area theaters and at the Seattle kids to help with mailings before email Symphony gift shop. came along, and now works the shows and Seattle’s next synagogue blood drive is even does a little talent scouting. this Sunday, April 13, at Congregation Beth “It’s a performers’ space,” says Michael, Shalom. Sign up on line at offering “world class entertainment” of or get information about having a drive at all types for small but dedicated audiyour own congregation or organization. ences. The venue is known for its vaudeville shows and silent movie series, but all types of music are offered there and the A few months ago I attended an week that Michael and I spoke a revival of event at Kenyon Hall in West Seattle, a place I’d never known about. It looks like a house on an ordiXXPAGE 14

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Israel on tap: Science comes to a neighborhood pub
JANIs SIEGEL JTNews Correspondent
It’s a college student’s dream scenario: Science class in a bar — with no tests. There’s no telling how many might have aced their finals if they could have attended class in the evening, listening to their professor with a finely crafted beer in hand. On April 23, the adults who come to the first U.S. Weizmann Institute of Science’s “Science on Tap” event at The Pike Pub will have their dreams come true. Along with the pub’s superlative suds and locally sourced organic food, a topranking world-class Weizmann professor, Dr. Roee Ozeri from its Department of Physics and Complex Systems, will discuss his research specialty, quantum computing and nanotechnology. Nanotechnology refers to a one-billionth part of any material — like a nanosecond or a nanometer — that are 100,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. It’s a topic that is understandably tough for most people to get their head around — with or without beer. “The most striking feature of objects that obey the rules of quantum mechanics is that they can exist in multiple realities at the same time — can be in different locations, have different colors, etc.,” Ozeri told JTNews. “We call this ‘the superposition principle.’” Because they can exist simultaneously in more than one state, wrote Ozeri in a Weizmann Institute newsletter, quantum computers would store information using quantum bits or “qubits” because they represent a “1” and a “0” at the same time, known as the superposition effect. “Quantum computers are computers that will be able to perform different computations in parallel and in different realities,” said Ozeri. “This will make them, in principle, stronger than any existing computer.” This first-ever Weizmann Science on Tap event COURteSY THe PIKe BRewInG COmpAnY in Seattle is co-sponsored Charles and Rose Ann Finkel, owners of The Pike Brewing Company by the Weizmann Institute and longtime supporters of the Weizmann Institute of Science, will of Science, the Washing- host the first U.S.-based Science on Tap event. ton-Israel Business Coun“It is a booming field that will become cil and the Jewish Federation of Greater increasingly important for the local comSeattle. munity, and the world.” “Professor Ozeri’s studies in quantum Weissman said the institute chose Seatcomputing are advancing this transfortle to debut this event because of its thrivmative area of research,” Andy Weissman, ing tech economy. But there was another executive director of leadership giving for reason as well: “Because of its tradition of the American Committee for the Weizbrewing craft beers, often served best and mann Institute of Science, told JTNews.

Science on Tap will take place on Wed., April 23 from 7–9 p.m. at The Pike Brewing Company, 1415 1st Ave., Seattle. Free, but seats are limited. Contact stephanie@acwis. org by April 16 to RSVP.

freshest on-tap.” Increasingly popular in Israel since 2012, Weizmann held more than 50 Science on Tap events during its first year, according to the Haaretz newspaper. In 2013, the number of events was even larger. Ozeri also participates in this series. He wrote in a Weizmann Institute newsletter that a quantum computer could theoretically solve computational problems that today are unsolvable, improve research capabilities, and even crack the most complex encryption codes. “It is, however, very difficult to realize such a computer,” Ozeri told JTNews. “Although we know quantum physics controls the behavior of microscopic particles, such as atoms or molecules, it ‘disappears’ as we zoom out to macroscopic objects — such as computers. Our job in building a


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Monday, April 28 at 10:30 p.m. A Promise to My Father: One Survivor’s Journey Through the Holocaust Documentary film In 2012 the World War II Foundation took Holocaust survivor Israel Arbeiter back to Poland, where he lived with his parents and brother until he was sent to Nazi work camps — and his family to Treblinka, where they died. Motivated by the last words his father spoke to him, Israel (“Izzy”) visits his childhood home to try to retrieve belongings they buried and come to terms with the past. On KCTS Channel 9 in Seattle.

Through April 26 In the Book Of Play Based on the Biblical story of Ruth, Taproot Theatre Company’s “In the Book Of” follows the return of Lieutenant Naomi Watkins from Afghanistan to the U.S. with her translator, Anisah. Despite suspicion and discrimination toward the newcomer, Anisah ends up winning over hearts and minds in this “story about kindness in the face of fear and loss.” At Taproot Theatre Company, 204 N 85th St., Seattle. Shows run WednesdayThursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m. For more information and tickets visit or call 206-781-9707.


That single paragraph would ask the Palestinians to acknowledge, agree and stand by the declaration that Israel is the national homeland of the Jewish people. “That formulation,” Wulf said, “has been the most acceptable that we’ve understood right now.” Using such wording, he said, would not disenfranchise Israel’s 20 percent Arab population and respect equal rights for all minorities living in Israel. That, Wulf said, is important because it could protect Jews who live in places like the West Bank who

may want to stay after the two states are created. “That could be a formula that we could come together on,” Wulf said, acknowledging that the American audience to whom he was speaking made easier a convincing argument that such a formula could jumpstart a successful negotiation. Wulf reiterated that the current leaders who are attempting to broker this deal, such as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, should not squander this opportunity and work as hard as they can to push forward out of the current stalemate.

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quantum computer is therefore to extend quantum behavior to large scales.” These are the issues Ozeri will bring up at the event. Weissman said the tech institute wants to expand these Science on Tap events to cities like New York, Las Vegas, and Chicago, but there are no future dates at this time. Charles Finkel, owner of The Pike Pub, has himself been a guest speaker at similar events. At one of the Pacific Science Center’s Science Cafés he talked about Louis Pasteur’s groundbreaking work on the identification of yeast, which is at the core

of the pub’s brewing operation. Finkel has also been invited to speak for the Washington State Jewish Historical Society and Hillel at the University of Washington. Finkel and his wife, Rose Ann, served on Weizmann’s national board and led an informal Northwest Weizmann affinity group until he bought back the brewery they had founded. “[Weizmann’s] inventions cross any border,” Finkel told JTNews, “so that the Palestinians and the Arab world are as satisfied with Weizmann creations as Israel. It just happens to be in Israel, but it’s for all humanity.”

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The faces and voices of Sephardic music in Seattle
TY ALHADEFF Stroum Center for Jewish Studies
This year the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies will celebrate 40 years of Jewish studies at the University of Washington. It has also been 40 years since Dr. Rina Benmayor visited Seattle to record romansas (ballads) among local residents of the Sephardic community. Dr. Benmayor followed in the footsteps of her mentors to capture the musical traditions that the Jews of Spain and Portugal carried throughout the Ottoman Empire, and that their ancestors continued in Seattle 500 years later. As a graduate student, Benmayor was in Spanish class when a professor brought in a tape recording of Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) romansas from Seattle and Los Angeles. This was one of the field recordings of romansas that Professors Samuel G. Armistead and Joseph H. Silverman at UCLA had begun collecting during the 1950s. Right then and there, Benmayor knew what her Ph.D. dissertation topic would be. She began her own field collection in 1972, and in 1974, earned her Ph.D. in Romance languages and literatures, with an emphasis on Spanish medieval literature, from the University of California, Berkeley. Now a decorated scholar of oral history, literature, and Latino/a studies at California State University, Monterey Bay, Benmayor will return to Seattle on April 24 for her lecture “Cántame una romansa: Memory, Family History, and Sephardic Ballads in Seattle.” Benmayor reminisced recently about her visits with native Ladino speakers in Seward Park. She described how she was offered borekas, boikos, and bizkochikos two or three times a day in warm and inviting home atmospheres. Rabbi Emeritus Solomon Maimon COURteSY Uw LIBRARIeS, SpecIAL COLLectIOnS DIVISIOn. of Sephardic Rosa Berro sang ballads for Rina Bikur Holim Benmayor in the 1970s. and David the Spanish ballads of medieval Romey, pro kings and queens, wars, deaths fessor of Spanand births, and the longing for the ish Language return of loved ones from the batand Literature tlefields. at Portland State Univer COURteSY StROUm CenteR fOR JewISH StUdIeS s i t y , e a g e r l y Dr. Rina Benmayor, who will bring Reflecting 40 years later introduced the recordings of Seattle’s Sephardic Among the many other young Ph.D. community from 40 years ago, during people Benmayor recorded in student to the her April 24 visit. the 1970s were Henry Benezra local talent. from Tekirdag. Benezra was the In 1979, Benmayor published first person from Seattle’s Sephardic com“Romances Judeo-Españoles de Oriente,” munity to graduate from the University “Judeo-Spanish Ballads from the Eastern of Washington. Some of the other singTradition.” In her book she included picers included Leo Azose, Bohora Cornell, tures of the lively and kind faces of her Estrella Chiprut, and Beya Morhaim from singers from L.A. and Seattle, entoning Mármara in Turkey; Sam and Kaló Ojalvo from Tekirdag; and Rosa Berro and Rachel Piha from Rhodes; and Leah (Israel) Sadis, Ester Habib, Zimbul Tacher, and Albert Ovadia. Benmayor recalled that many of the singers she recorded for her fieldwork were apologetic that they had lost the beauty of their voices as they approached their 80s and 90s. However, she thinks age made them sound even better, maybe more authentic. “The elderly women sang in the old Middle Eastern musical style, with complex melismas that made their performances even more precious,” she said. Her only regret, she said, is that “I was at that time strictly on a mission for songs. As an oral historian today, I could kick myself! In hindsight, it was a mistake not to have recorded the life stories of my singers. I only recorded songs but not the stories behind the voices.” Benmayor seemed to feel right at home among the immigrants from Rhodes and Turkey. She herself grew up in a Sephardic family with roots in present-day Greece, including the provinces of Macedonia (Salonika, Kavala, Drama, Serres) and Thessaly (Larissa and Volos). Her surnames — Benmayor and Saragossí —


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reach as far back as the 12th century to documents from Zaragoza, Toledo, the Kingdom of Valencia, and Mallorca. As a child in New York, Benmayor heard Ladino spoken by older generations, and she learned modern Spanish when she moved to Mexico City at the age of 7. The combination of language and her passion for her family’s culture expanded her horizons. “While I always knew where we came from, I actually learned about my own cultural heritage from this study, because the women in my family had never sung these ballads, at least not to me or my mother,” she said. Although all of the people whom Benmayor interviewed in the ’70s have gone to the “bet a-hayyim” (the Ladino phrase “house of life,” i.e., they have passed on), their families have flourished and carried on many Sephardic traditions. Benmay-

or’s April 24 lecture at the UW will be the first opportunity for many of the singers’ descendants to hear and see the pictures of their relatives performing these medieval ballads. Prof. Tony Geist, chair of the division of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the UW, eagerly anticipates the return of his former classmate. “Rina and I were graduate students together at Berkeley and began our theses the same year,” he said. “I remember a feeling of awe at the fact that, of all our cohorts, she was the one writing a dissertation that had a direct personal connection to her life and identity. I’m thrilled that she and the ballads she collected in Seattle 40 years ago are returning.” Prof. Devin Naar, chair of the Sephardic Studies Program at UW, is excited to have a renowned scholar of oral history and community memory visit. “As the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies celebrates its 40th anniversary this children’s products and fashion. A recent example is the Kidfolio social media app at and he sometimes works with his son Ari on products. The Los Angeles native starts most days at Congregation Beth Shalom’s morning minyan, followed by 42 minutes of exercise. “I promised myself years ago that I would exercise for 40 minutes a day then I add two minutes in case I’m goofing off,” he says.

“Cántame una romansa: Memory, Family History, and Sephardic Ballads in Seattle” takes place on Thurs., April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Kane Hall 110, University of Washington, Seattle. Free. Visit contact 206-543-0138 or for tickets.

their musical and cultural traditions with them to the Pacific Northwest,” Naar said. “Now their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will be able to hear their voices come alive again after so many years. Rina will show us how groundbreaking her work was in the ’70s and simultaneously remind us, four decades later, how significant the Ladino legacy in Seattle remains.”
To hear sample musical tracks from Rina Benmayor’s research, as well as archival interviews with some of the Sephardic community members featured in this article, visit Ty Alhadeff is Sephardic Studies program coordinator at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. This article was shared through a content partnership with the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington. It originally appeared on the center’s website at jewishstudies.washington. edu and is reprinted here with permission.

year, Rina’s return after 40 years is a fitting way to honor this momentous occasion and to recognize the dynamic place that Sephardic Studies now holds within the Stroum Center and within the Jackson School,” he said. “Rina Benmayor will inject into our program and into our community a direct link back to the generation of Sephardic Jews in Seattle during the 1970s who still spoke Ladino on a regular basis, had been born in the Old Country, and brought After that he goes home to work in his “very eclectic kind of business,” he says. “If I think of something that needs to be made that I can’t find in the world, I make it.” An invention cycle, he says, usually “starts as something fanciful.... You start out with a crazy, wacky idea to get a laugh [and] in microseconds it gets very, very serious.”


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Ten (almost) new strategies for keeping children engaged at the seder
By RIVY POUPKO KLETENIK Are you worried your kids might get bored during the seder? Here are 10 (plus one bonus) great things to do before and during the seder!


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Pesach Jeopardy: On 20 different note cards, write down elements or aspects of the seder and have children frame the appropriate question — it is, after all, about their questions! Ask your children: What is the most important word of the Mah Nishtanah? Why?


Put the Pesach music on and get the kids into kitchen! Look through cookbooks together and pick a dish that you will help them make!

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Consider giving every child their own seder plate, then help them set it up. Make a pyramid out of the charoset!

Hide the afikomen in a place and offer “Pesach hints” to help kids find it. For example: Where were the babies thrown? Nile — near a sink? Bathtub? Bricks were made of? Earth near a plant. Have fun with it!

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Help your children plan what they will wear to the seder — something special! In some years I would arrange to have a photographer come an hour or so before candle lighting — that gets everyone ready on time and it is a great opportunity with everyone dressed up and extended family in town. Make sure to give time at the seder for each child to share what they have learned in school and to show what they have created. By all means have the children seated at the table! No kids’ table!

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Remember the evening is all about the children and the mitzvah to tell them the story of the Exodus. Before the seder, ask participants — children or adults — to write a letter to a character in the Pesach story or Hagaddah — one of the fours sons, Pharaoh, Moshe, Miriam, the cat! Then read letters during the Seder.

Divide up the seder so each child has a distinct “leadership role” at some point during the meal.

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When escaping Egypt, think Spain
1/2 onion, diced A Spanish tortilla is noth3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced ing like a Mexican tortilla. 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika (or more In Spain, a tortilla is a thick if you want it to be a pronounced potato and egg omelet. Torflavor, not just a background hint) tilla is perfect for Passover 6 eggs, beaten because it is parve, and can be 10 oz. frozen spinach (one standard made well ahead and served package), thawed and well drained cool or quickly rewarmed for For garnish: minced parsley, flaky an easy lunch or appetizer. sea salt The most common tortilla • Put the olive oil in a uses sliced potatoes and no 10" non-stick skillet over other vegetables. This varia- Jewish and medium heat. Add the potation, which my neighbor Veggie toes and 1 teaspoon kosher Catherine brought home from salt and cook, stirring occasionally a study-abroad program in Spain, uses until the potatoes begin to soften, but cubed potatoes and adds spinach. It adds a don’t let them brown. Add the onion, whole additional dimension of flavor and garlic and smoked paprika and contexture that I love. I add a bit of smoked tinue to cook until the potatoes are paprika for that hint of campfire flavor. fully tender but definitely not falling To make sure your tortilla doesn’t stick, apart. be sure the skillet is at a high temperature • Stir together the eggs, spinach and when you first add the eggs. This allows 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Mix the the outer layer to form a thin, well-set skin potatoes into the eggs. Wipe the skilthat will come out of the pan easily. let clean and add a bit more olive oil. Raise the heat to medium high, allow the oil to get quite hot, then add the egg mixture to the skillet. • Allow to cook at this high temperature for about 10 seconds to make sure the outer layer of eggs set instead of stick, then reduce heat to low and cook the tortilla until it is mostly set


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Vegetarian, gluten free and kosher 6 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 4 cups peeled and cubed waxy potatoes (about 5 smallish potatoes) Kosher salt

and bubbles are appearing on the top surface. If it isn’t setting, raise the heat slightly. Remove from the heat and cover with a plate. Working very carefully with oven mitts or towels, flip the tortilla onto the plate and then slide it back into the skillet. • Cook for about 5 more minutes, then once again carefully invert onto a serving plate. Allow to cool and firm up for at least 15 minutes before serving at room temperature, or refrigerate and serve cool, garnished with

minced parsley and a bit of flaky sea salt. Serves 4 as a main course or 8 as an appetizer (tapa).

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Quinoa leaps onto your seder table with three savory dishes
Vegetarians, and especially vegans, need some high-protein plant food with a bit of heft to keep them going during Passover, especially if observing the Ashkenazic tradition that forbids eating kitniyot — a category that includes legumes, most grains, and some seeds. Meat eaters also might want to break the monotony of potatoes and matzoh in their carbohydrate options. Enter quinoa — the tiny, ancient, highly nutritious grain originally from Peru — to address the need. In December 2013, the Orthodox Union announced that quinoa will now be certified as kosher for Passover. Quinoa is delicious, texturally interesting, and compatible with enough other ingredients to give it a wonderful range on your Passover seder table. Here are three savory quinoa dishes that celebrate not only Passover itself, but the spring season in general. For all three recipes, use the following directions to cook 1 cup of quinoa: Combine the quinoa and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to the slowest possible simmer, cover, and cook (with a heat diffuser, if available, inserted underneath) until the grains are tender — 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and fluff with a fork to let steam escape. Set aside.

Quinoa Pilaf with Asparagus and Leeks
Enjoy this springy pilaf plain as a side dish, or heap it into grilled portobello mushrooms for more of an entrée. It’s cheerful, easy, and delicious. The pilaf keeps well in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to five days and reheats easily in a microwave or on the stovetop. Same with the mushrooms. The best way to clean leeks is to cut them first (in this case, very thin circles) and then submerge them in a bowl of cold water. Swish them around, then lift them out and into a colander. Change the water and repeat, then spin and/or pat dry. 1 cup uncooked quinoa 1-1/2 cups water 1 Tbs. olive oil (plus extra to taste) 1 heaping cup very thin leek rings (1 medium leek), cleaned and dried 1 tsp. minced or crushed garlic 1/2 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 tsp. salt Black pepper 4 oz. feta cheese, diced Six 4-inch Portobello mushrooms, prepared for stuffing (optional) • Boil the quinoa. Place a large, deep skillet over medium heat and wait about a minute, then add the olive oil and swirl to coat the pan. Toss in the

leek rings, and sauté for about 5 minutes. When the leek is very soft, add the garlic, asparagus, and 1/4 tsp. of the salt, and cook, stirring often, until the asparagus is just tender, about 5 minutes, depending upon thickness. • Fork in the cooked, fluffed quinoa, and stir to combine, adding the remaining 1/4 tsp. salt and a generous amount of black pepper as you go. Stir in the feta as well. If the mixture seems dry, you can drizzle in a little extra olive oil.

• Remove the mushroom stems, and wipe the caps clean with a damp paper towel. Place a heavy skillet over medium heat for about 2 minutes. Add a little olive oil, wait about 30 seconds, then swirl to coat the pan. Place the mushrooms cap-side down in the hot oil, and let them cook undisturbed for about 10 minutes. Turn them over and cook on the other side for 10 minutes, then flip them over one more time, to cook for about 5-10 more minutes on their cap side once again. Yield: 6.

Green Onion-Quinoa Cakes
These appealing and tasty disks are crisp on the outside and fork-tender throughout. They’re wonderful as a breakfast or brunch entrée, topped with salsa or with strips of roasted red pepper (okay to use some from a jar, for convenience, if it complies with your kashrut). This is also a fun side dish or appetizer. You can make the batter and even form the cakes up to two days ahead of time, and store it covered in the refrigerator. No need to bring it to room temperature before frying. 1 cup uncooked quinoa 1-1/2 cups water XXPAGE 34


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Revel in chocolate desserts resonating with Passover themes
DEBORAH R. PRINZ JTA World News Service
(JTA) — Toss the potato starch and matzoh meal — serve delectable desserts this Passover made from chocolate. These desserts, especially if using fairtrade or organic chocolate, further awareness of the themes of Passover. They remind us of the great poverty of many cacao farmers and of the children tragically enslaved in Ghana and the Ivory Coast.
ment paper or waxed paper. Grind the nuts, apples and orange separately in a food processor. The nuts should be as close to a powder as possible without becoming “butter.” Combine the nuts, apple, orange, wine, honey, ginger and cinnamon in a bowl, mixing well. The charoset filling should have a smooth, thick texture. • Roll the charoset into 1-inch balls. Melt the chocolate in a large heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water; remove from the heat. Using two forks, dip the balls into the melted chocolate and place on the prepared baking sheet; refrigerate until the chocolate has set. Yield: 24 truffles or aluminum foil. Beat the egg whites until foamy. Gradually add the sugar and beat until stiff. Gently fold in the chocolate chips and/or cocoa nibs, and nuts. Add the salt and vanilla. Drop teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets. Cap each cookie with a chocolate bud or kiss. Place the pans in the oven; after about 1 minute turn off the heat. Leave in the oven for several hours or overnight. Carefully peel the cookies off the paper or foil using a spatula. Yield: About 35 cookies blade, combine the almonds, raisins, coffee beans and cayenne. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Stir the cocoa into the melted chocolate. Once the mixture is even and getting stiff, add the chopped nuts and fruits; keep stirring. Taste to check the spice level. • If the mixture is too moist and sticky, add more nuts or matzoh meal, or wait until firm enough to handle. (Cooling in the refrigerator will firm the mixture faster.) Roll the mixture into balls and place on the prepared baking sheet. Cool completely. Remove from the baking sheet and store in a covered container. Yield: Approximately 20 chunks

Chocolate Charoset Truffles
This is a great combination of chocolate and charoset, the Passover fruit concoction representing the building of granaries by the Hebrew slaves. If you are using leftovers made Ashkenazi style, you may want to drain the excess wine/grape juice. 3 lb. dark or bittersweet chocolate, broken into pieces 1⁄4 cup pistachios 1⁄4 cup pecans 1⁄8 cup almonds 1⁄8 cup pine nuts 1⁄2 tart apple 1⁄4 navel orange, with rind A few drops of sweet white wine A few drops of honey Pinch of fresh or ground ginger (or to taste) Pinch of ground cinnamon (or to taste) • Line a large baking sheet with parch-

Wake-Up Chocolate Chunks
These delicacies wake us up to Passover’s messages of freedom and conscience. 1 lb. dark chocolate, chips or broken into pieces 1 cup almonds 1⁄2 cup raisins, dates, or other dried fruit 1⁄8 cup coffee beans 2 tsp. cayenne pepper, to taste 1⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder Matzoh meal (optional) • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, aluminum foil or waxed paper. Melt the chocolate in a large heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water; remove from the heat. In a food processor with the chop

Cocoa Nibs Citrus Salad
Cocoa nibs harken back to the most basic form of the cocoa bean and may be the healthiest form of eating chocolate. Nibble on this salad as a snack, part of the meal or a dessert. 1 grapefruit, peeled (membrane removed, optional) 2 navel oranges, peeled 3 blood oranges, peeled 4 clementines, peeled Pomegranate syrup (optional) Several Tbs. cocoa nibs (try your local health food XXPAGE 24

Forgotten Cookies
These delicacies stay in the oven overnight, but they are not easily forgotten when you taste them. 2 large egg whites 2⁄3 cup sugar 1 cup chocolate chips, cocoa nibs, or both 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped Pinch of salt (optional) 1 tsp. vanilla extract 30–40 chocolate buds or kisses • Preheat the oven to 350º. Line 2 or 3 baking sheets with parchment paper

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A new taste of Israel
EmILY K. ALHADEFF Associate Editor, JTNews
JTNews was bestowed with a wine tasting bonus round this year. In addition to our annual tasting with Royal Wine Corp., this year a case of six bottles of Israeli Yarden wines showed up on our doorstep. So we threw a small party for friends and tasted them all. What were we supposed to do? Team JTNews: Associate editor Emily K. Alhadeff, online editor Dikla Tuchman, and sales rep Cheryl Puterman. Team Hillel: Director of programs and strategy Josh Furman and Jconnect director Elise Peizner. Team AIPAC: Regional director Wendy Rosen and Washington and Oregon States leadership management director Lila Pinksfeld. Gilgal Cabernet-Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, and Chardonnay Hermon red and white The four Gilgal wines, with their trendy, minimalist labels depicting the enigmatic Stonehenge-like circles of 42,000 basalt rocks at Gilgal Refaim in the Golan Heights, were received favorably. Upon the first taste of the Cabernet — the first red we tried — Josh Furman exclaimed, “I taste

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Israel!” He may have indeed been picking up the flavor of the northern Israeli soil, infused with the volcanic rock put there over a million years ago by volcanic eruptions in the region. The Gilgal reds have an alcohol percentage of 14.5 — let’s just say a little bit goes a long way. (the aftertaste reminded me of lemon Warheads), but Lila said she “would drink it if it was on sale at QFC” and Josh would pair it with artichokes or throw it into peach sangria. Deep and toasty, with notes of cinnamon,

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Tasting notes: Gilgal Chardonnay, 2011: A little sour

Gilgal Cabernet-Sauvignon, 2010:

cardamom, and plum. Vanilla cookies on the nose, smoky going down. Delicious. Gilgal Syrah, 2010: Deep flavor with notes of cherry or currant, buttery and smooth. Wendy would pair it with roasted vegetables. I would recommend it with brie. Gilgal Merlot, 2009: Merlot has a bad reputation, but this one is a winner. It’s robust and oaky, yet mellow and fruity. “This is the wine for your 10 plagues,” said Josh. “Beautiful color for your plate. Smoky awesome taste.” Hermon red, 2012: Dikla found this “well balanced, mild, and very drinkable,” but it paled in comparison to the Gilgals. Others found it too tangy and hard to swallow.

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What to do with all those leftover eggs
EILEEN GOLTZ Special to JTNews
I had the most interesting conversation with my neighbor’s 4-year-old granddaughter. She explained to me that during the seder at her grandfather’s house you find the afikomen, and then you eat chocolate because — according to the book Grandpa got her that’s all about a crazy seder in outer space — when the Jews left Egypt they could only bring matzoh and chocolate. Something must have gotten lost in the translation, but to tell you the truth, I kind of like her version better than the one where they got the manna. Food plays a prominent role in every holiday, and Pesach is no exception. For many, Pesach includes a hearty helping of matzoh and eggs. Lots and lots of eggs. We all cook too many, so these recipes are perfect for anyone with leftover eggs. If I’m not mistaken, that’s everyone. Hard-cooked egg notes: When you’re getting ready to make stuffed eggs, place the carton on its side for about 12 hours before you cook them. The yolk centers itself for when you cut into the egg after it’s cooked. Hard-cooked eggs should never be boiled. You just bring them to a boil and then immediately reduce them to a simmer. If you boil or cook them for too long they become tough and a green/purplish ring forms around the yolk. When cooking a dozen eggs you should cook 15–17 minutes for large eggs and 18–20 minutes for jumbos.
1/2 tsp. fresh lime juice 1/4 tsp. Tabasco Salt and freshly ground pepper • Halve the eggs crosswise and place the yolk in a bowl. Mash the yolks with a fork and then stir in the sour cream, chili powder, relish, onion, lime juice and Tabasco. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer the yolk mixture to a pastry bag fitted with tip and pipe the filling into the egg halves. Cover for up to 12 hours. Yield: 12 stuffed eggs. Can be doubled or tripled. Yield: 16 stuffed eggs. Can be doubled or tripled.

Deluxe Whitefish-stuffed Eggs
8 large hard-cooked eggs 2-1/2 Tbs. mayonnaise 2 Tbs. whipped cream cheese 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice 1/4 lb smoked whitefish, chunked, peeled, and chopped 1 Tbs. chopped green onion Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Paprika 8 black olives, halved (for garnish) • Cut the eggs in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks and place them in a food-processor bowl. Add the mayonnaise, cream cheese, mustard and lemon juice, and process until smooth. Add the whitefish and process just to combine; you’ll want small chunks of the fish to remain. Add the green onion and pulse just to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. You can use a spoon or pipe the filling into the whites. Sprinkle with paprika and garnish with the olives. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Yield: 16. Can be doubled or tripled. Modified from a recipe submitted by Gina Winters from The Galley Gourmet.

Tuna and Horseradish-stuffed Eggs
6 hard-cooked large eggs 3 Tbs. mayonnaise 1 can white tuna, drained, flaked 1 tsp. coarse mustard 1-1/2 tsp. bottled white horseradish (or more to taste) 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice Salt and freshly ground black pepper • Halve the eggs crosswise and place the yolk in a bowl. Mash the yolks with a fork and then stir in the mayonnaise, tuna, and mustard, horseradish and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer the yolk mixture to a pastry bag fitted with a tip and pipe the filling into the egg halves. Cover for up to 12 hours. Yield: 12 stuffed eggs. Can be doubled or tripled. Modified from

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In music, tracing the 600-year odyssey of the Sarajevo Haggadah
PENNY ScHWARTZ JTA World News Service
BOSTON (JTA) — Growing up in Bosnia, Merima Kljuco was familiar with the Sarajevo Haggadah. The medieval, illuminated manuscript was considered a treasure of the Bosnian National Museum for more than a century. Its 600-year journey from Spain through Italy and then Sarajevo, and its survival through persecution and near destruction at the hands of Jewish enemies, heightened its wonderment. But four years ago, a friend gave Kljuco a copy of “People of the Book,” the acclaimed 2008 historical novel about the Sarajevo Haggadah by Geraldine Brooks, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who reported on the Bosnian war for The Wall Street Journal. Kljuco’s interest in the Haggadah transformed from fascination to creative passion. “I became obsessed with the idea of a project that would musically and visually follow the Haggadah’s journey from Spain to Sarajevo,” Kljuco told JTA. The Haggadah’s odyssey also reminded Kljuco of her own life and “exodus,” having been forced to leave her country, she said in an email, “under the strangest and heaviest circumstances.” Now Kljuco, an internationally acclaimed concert accordionist, has composed a piece of music that gives voice to the Sarajevo Haggadah’s trek. “The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book” is a multimedia presentation, an artistic collaboration of Kljuco, pianist Seth Knopp and Bart Woodstrup, an artist who created a visual animation that accompanies the concert. The composition, commissioned by the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s New Jewish Culture Network, had its world premiere in Putney, Vt. to sold out-audiences at the end of March. The composition reflects the foundation’s vision to support cultural works that are accessible to audiences of all backgrounds, according to Andrew Ingall, former director of its New Jewish Culture Network. “The music is contemporary but also reflects Sephardic music traditions,” Ingall wrote in an email. “It communicates the wonders, traumas and geographic journeys of this remarkable codex.” While the Foundation for Jewish Culture closed earlier this year due to funding problems, Ingall is traveling to many of the Sarajevo Haggadah performances. The mesmerizing one-hour piece is divided into 12 movements that trace the Haggadah’s history, from playful Sephardic melodies and dances to nearly silent, prayer-like tones and then harsh, brutal rhythms that erupt from Knopf’s piano. During an emotional passage on the Siege of Sarajevo, Kljuco’s accordion nearly weeps. Woodstrup’s visual images, among others of its time in several ways, according to Aleksandra Buncic, an art historian and a scholar born and raised in Sarajevo. Produced in the Crown of Aragon between 1330 and 1350, the Haggadah features the most complete illuminated cycle of Biblical events, from the Book of Genesis as well as Exodus, Buncic told JTA in a phone conversation from Philadelphia, where she is a Fulbright scholar. It also illuminates all seven days of the creation of the world, which is not found in
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any other example of Jewish art through the Middle Ages, she added. The Haggadah was presumed to have been smuggled out of Spain and survived the 1492 Expulsion of Jews, and later, in Venice, was spared the fate of being burned by the pope’s inquisitor. At the end of the 19th century, the Haggadah, which found its way to Sarajevo, the source of its name, was sold to the Bosnian National Museum by its Jewish

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Your seder in an hour: Two haggadot go head to head
When “The Sixty Minute Seder” came across my desk a few weeks back, I didn’t give it much thought. When, not much later, a bigger, prettier “The 60 Minute Seder” landed in roughly the same spot, I thought maybe the publishers had, curiously, printed a larger version. Once I actually gave them a look, I realized these Haggadot are very, very different creatures. Given that two different sets of authors came up with the idea of formalizing a seder in under an hour, how could I not put them head to head? So here we go: The showdown. Let’s start off with two competing, very different thoughts. First, the idea that someone would actually create a book that basically skips over the discussion, the learning, the richness of the story of the Exodus offends my sensibilities. Who do these people think they are that they can pick and choose for us what gets included in our meal and what doesn’t? Isn’t that our grumpy father’s job? But let’s be honest. From my childhood, at every seder I’ve ever attended, I have thumbed through the Haggadah to find exactly which page the meal is served, then counted the minutes until we got there. Admittedly, some seder leaders do a great job of keeping us engaged, exercising our minds, asking us to consider the story in different ways from what we read on the page. And plenty of you love to talk and sing until all hours of the night. Sound familiar? Then these books are not for you. So w hat do they offer aside from the knowledge that whoever actually goes out and purchases one (or many) of these guides that they’ve satisfied whatever obligation needs to be JOeL MAGALnIcK satisfied before digging Whether it’s 60 or sixty minutes into the gefilte fish? Not you want in your seder, you may as well a lot. pick and choose what you want from “The Sixty Minute Seder,” the Haggadah you’ve got. by Cass (Yichezkale) and Nellie Score one for the Fos(Nechama) Foster (Six Points Press, ters. The other half con$13.95), like most Haggadot, reads from sists of recipes, songs, right to left. The book itself runs about 60 a glossary, and a bookpages, half of them devoted to the bare order form. minimum of the 15 items that make the The Fosters do offer a seder complete. There’s a little Hebrew, page of discussion about but most everything’s in transliteration the seder — at the back for the non-Hebrew readers. That may of the book. Don’t blink make some of you uncomfortable, but if you’re welcoming in the stranger, what’s more welcoming than Hebrew in English? XX PAGE 30

The Sixty Minute Seder Adequately tells the Passover story Just the facts, ma’am Nice illustrations/artwork Facilitates discussion Easy to hold Good for kids to learn Good for kids’ patience Gets almost right to the meal Acknowledges women Lets in Elijah Includes songs Trademarked name Has an obnoxious ad at the back for other Passover books to purchase Mentions Twitter because, you know, it’s short On its website, calls the other Hagaddah an imitator Leaves you wondering what the point is

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The empty seat at the seder table: Keeping alive memories, traditions and values
MERYL AIN The New York Jewish Week
As a little girl, my mother took me to see “Marjorie Morningstar,” a movie about a Jewish girl played by Natalie Wood, who wants to follow an unconventional path in the late 1950s. When Marjorie’s Uncle Sampson, played by Ed Wynn, died suddenly of a heart attack at the summer camp at which Marjorie was working, I was shocked and upset. When Marjorie’s family gathered for a Passover seder the following spring, a pillow in an empty seat at the table was left as a memorial to Uncle Sampson. I remember crying hysterically at the symbolism. It’s probably no wonder that years later, when I asked my mother whether we should have an empty chair for my father, who had died days before Pesach, she responded with a resounding, “Oh, NO!” I’m not a big fan of the empty seat either, but now that I’ve lost both of my parents, and most of my other relatives who were also members of the Greatest Generation, my mission has become to keep alive the memories of my loved ones. For example, ever since my mother died seven years ago, we get all the adults and children at our seder table to try to recite “Who Knows One?” in one breath. My mother was the master of this family custom and each year Florie Wachtenheim makes her mother’s recipe for gefilte fish for every Jewish holiday, including Passover. “Cooking is an interest my mother and I shared,” she said. “Having come from Europe, my mother was quite good at all the most traditional dishes — homemade gefilte fish, for example. This is probably the single tradition that I carry on and that means the most to me. She is in my head and heart when I compose each holiday menu.” Others do big things to carry on the legacies and values of their loved ones, such as establishing foundations, scholarships and artistic endeavors. For instance, Boris Chartan, a Holocaust survivor, founded The Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center in Glen Cove, N.Y. to help succeeding generations remember the victims and lessons of the Holocaust. “It’s a living memory to my family,” he said. “I lost about 80 or 90 uncles, grandparents, and other members of my family. And it is a learning center for kids. We want what happened during the Holocaust to be embedded in them so that they will go home

we all try, but lovingly acknowledge that no one can do it as well as she did. After my mother died, I was bereft. I spoke with friends and came to the conclusion that there is no closure with those we love deeply. They are in our lives and in our hearts forever, although they are not physically present. Since my mother always told me to “get a project” when I was sad or bored, I decided my project would be to write a book about how people keep alive

the memories of their loved ones. I was hoping to get ideas from them — and to heal myself. I enlisted the support of my husband Stewart and my brother, Arthur Fischman, and together we wrote “The Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last.” It captures the stories of more than 30 individuals who created tributes — big and small — as living memorials. Some keep alive their memories through small acts, such as looking at photos and making recipes. For example,



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and tell their parents — and someday their own children — what they saw and heard.” Arthur Kurzweil carries on the memories of his ancestors through a lifetime dedication to Jewish genealogy. “For the people who appreciate it, genealogy provides amazing tools for exploring identity,” he said. “I was named after my great-grandfather — my father’s grandfather. Many people told me about

him; I found wedding pictures and other pictures of him as a young man.” Kurzweil described getting a copy of his great-grandfather’s death certificate. “It said he died in the synagogue on Pesach,” he said. “When I asked my father, he said he remembered when it happened. I know the story and, for some reason, it is meaningful to me.” What I learned from researching and writing “The Living Memories Project” is that you don’t necessarily need an empty

chair (although if that works for you and your family, that’s fine) at the seder table. Just as the Haggadah is our remembrance of the Jewish people’s exodus from slavery to freedom, it is incumbent upon us to remember our loved ones who are no longer here — with words, with deeds, with stories and songs — at Passover and throughout the year. That is how we keep alive their passions, memories, traditions, and values.
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Frogs were everywhere. But where was Shirley?
ANN D. KOFFsKY Special to JTNews
One morning King Pharaoh woke in his bed / There were frogs in his bed and frogs on his head / Frogs on his nose and frogs on his toes / Frogs here, frogs there, frogs were jumping everywhere! If you’ve been to any seder with children in attendance in the past 35 years, you’ve heard that song. It’s so common it’s practically a part of the Haggadah. So when I was searching for a topic for my next children’s book, the frogs were calling to me, “Ribbit!” Of course, I knew if I wanted to write a book based on the song, I needed to find the song’s author and obtain permission to use it. No problem. There had to be documentation, right? I dug around and found a nursery school song sheet. On top it read, “Song written by: Shirley Cohen.” Guess how many hits you get when you Google “Shirley Cohen”? 6,500,000. Really. And so began my quest for Shirley. I pursued every lead. I discovered the original records she made for a company called Kinor Records. Unfortunately, it was out of business. I found the song in the Florida State University Archive, which led me to the Brooklyn company that had bought Kinor Records. The man from Brooklyn with a thick accent assured me he had the master recording (aha!), but not the rights to the song. Dead end. One Jewish music authority speculated that Shirley had moved to Florida. Other experts shrugged their shoulders. They all knew the song, but they didn’t know Shirley. After many more false starts and dead ends, Ina Cohen, reference librarian at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, discovered an article on the Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s website about Shirley’s upcoming performance at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre, where Shirley is a member. Unbeknownst to me, Shirley was no longer Shirley Cohen. Somewhere along the way, Shirley had become Shirley Cohen-Steinberg. Today, Shirley lives in Ottawa and is 87 years young. She wrote “The Frog Song” and many other children’s songs in the 1950s for her Hebrew school students. Back then, there were virtually no Jewish songs targeted toward children. “There was very little that had any whimsy or fun — nothing playful,” Shirley told me. She wrote three records’ worth of songs to fill that void, and recorded them for the grand sum of $100 per record. The rest is history. Today, her songs are used in sedarim around the world. “For a long time I wasn’t aware of how far they had spread,” says Shirley. “But about three years ago I went to a seder in Calgary, and a few guests from Australia were there. When they requested that we all sing ‘The Frog Song’ — that’s when I realized.” While her songs have spread across the globe, Shirley rarely receives credit. Song sheets appear, without attribution, and are copied and shared. Musicians record the song and assume it’s in the public domain like “Chad Gadya.” However, Shirley wrote the song in 1951, and the rights remain with her. I needed those rights; I had to make that first phone call to Shirley. I was nervous — would she let me use her song? What kind of fee would she demand for the license? The phone call went surprisingly well. Shirley actually thanked me! For finding her. For offering to use her song in a book. No, I don’t have to give her a cent, she said. Could I please just make sure her name is in the book? Could I make sure her grandkids get copies when it comes out? She was thrilled that children would be able to enjoy her song. I was shocked. That’s all she wants? An attribution and a couple of books for her grandkids? That’s it for the song that has traveled the globe? Shirley could have been bitter and angry at the world for using her song without compensating her. But she isn’t. Instead, she is a creative woman who continues to write, is active in her JCC, and is a loving mother and grandmother. She derives nachas from the fact that people are using her song to make children happy.

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goods to the event. The JUMP group donated them to Jewish When the judges spoke to us, they said how Family Service. impressed they were with everything we accomLastly, for the fundraiser event, the Seattle JUMP group plished with such a small community and how decided to raise money for the Orly Ohayon Recovery Fund. proud of ourselves we should be. Orly Ohayom is an NCSYer in Jacksonville, Fla. who was Even though we won, if we hadn’t, our emohit by a car while walking to synagogue for Kol Nidre tions about the whole JUMP experience would services. To fundraise for Orly, the group had a Chibe the same. Everything we did impacted our nese double feature movie night for families. The Chicommunity in such a big way that our events nese night event is going to now become a permanent have become annual events and are being event for Seattle NCSY. highly anticipated by the community. The Seattle JUMP program won the whole competiEvery team accomplished amazing tion in the New York boardroom! JUMP has taught many things and learned true lessons of us about different ways we can educate the people in our about leadership and teamCourtesy NCSY area but also the people around the nation about Judaism work, which will help carry them JUMP Advisers Nina Garkavi, left, and Corrine Malachi, and generosity. Congratulations to the Seattle JUMP team: through life. second from left, with students Richelle WillnerRichelle Willner-Martin, Julia Applebaum, Emma Stein, Gabi Martin, right, and Gabrielle Benisti, who Benisti, Sara Green, Corrine Malachi, Ruth Boldor, Abbi Weiss Richelle Willner Martin is in 11th grade at represented Seattle in the and Shira Puterman, who were mentored by Nina Garkavi, Ari NYHS. JUMP competition. Hoffman, and Zach Grashin on their great win. JUMP meets during Jewish High on Wednesday night at the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island. For more info Learn and serve on college campuses this summer please visit Over the summer, Jewish teens from across North America will learn and serve together on college campuses through BBYO’s IMPACT Summer Emma Stein is a 10th grader at Mercer Island High School. Experiences. Three programs, at campuses in Boston, Chicago, and Washington, D.C., have meaningful programs equipping teens with community service hours, leadership skills, friends, and a feel for college life. For more Summer Programs information, visit or email for riders ages
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Why is my God different from your God?
Ever since I can remember, I have been in a relationship with God. Despite growing up in a family of agnostics, I always believed in, and even felt, the presence of God in my world. My idea of God as a child was that of a Biblical God — all-knowing, omnipotent, father-like, and ubiquitous. God was everywhere — accompanying me throughout the day as well as visiting me in my dreams at night. To be honest, I didn’t think much about it. It wasn’t weird or strange because it was what I knew, and had always known. And because of this, I rarely felt alone or afraid. I vividly remember a God dream I had over 40 years ago, when I was a sophomore at Oberlin. In my dream I am sitting in an empty classroom, waiting for class to begin. I ask aloud, to no one, “What is God?” The answer comes over a loudspeaker, in a voice that is neither male nor female, sounding both young and old, in a language I don’t know but totally understand: “God is that force inside you that strives to be good in a world which is not always good.” I have held on to that concept of God throughout my life; it has served as a compass and guide in times when I have felt lost or unsure. It has also helped to ground me when I have made choices that were questionable to others but felt authentic and necessary to me at the time. There is a lot of God talk in Judaism. Jewish liturgy and texts are filled with references to God. We are commanded to bless God a hundred times a day — when we wake up, before we eat, when we drink wine, and when we experience something for the first time. Jewish holidays often mention God. But the mega-God holiday is Passover, which, more than any other holiday, focuses our attention on the actions of a God who intervenes directly in history to save us. Year after year we are commanded to tell the story of how God took the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt “with a strong hand and an outstretched arm.” God delivered the ten plagues upon Egypt and parted the Red Sea so the Israelites could pass through in safety. God brought the waters crashing down upon the Egyptian soldiers who were following in pursuit. Why did God do all of this? The answer came seven weeks after the Exodus at the base of Mt. Sinai, where the Hebrew people gathered for the first time to experience the most profound moment in Jewish history, the Revelation of the Torah. It was here that over 600,000 (some historians put it at 2 million) Hebrew exslaves became unified as a spiritual nation, when they entered into the covenant with the God. They were given freedom for a distinct and special purpose — to love God, to follow the laws of the Torah and to become a “kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” Our tradition teaches us that everyone was present on that day — from the leaders and the elders to the wood choppers and the water carriers, from the oldest sages and midwives to the newborns and toddlers. We are also taught that each person saw, heard and understood the word of God uniquely, according to his or her own knowledge, experience, intellect and ability. What I take from our teachings is this: At the very moment that we first came together as the Jewish people, we also became aware that God would and could mean something different and unique to each of us. What we shared as a people at the foot of Mt. Sinai was the undeniable yearning to know God. There is a line in the Haggadah that states: “In every generation we should regard ourselves as though we personally left Egypt.” One way we can personally experience the meaning of this directive is to use it as an invitation to review where we are in the God conversation in our lives. Do we feel a sense of God in our lives? Do we believe in the God of our youth or have we abandoned those ideas as remnants of simpler times and thoughts? Do we yearn to hold onto something greater than ourselves, a higher power, a sense of awe and wonder, that inner voice that directs and guides us to do good? Are we unsure if we believe in God at all? And if we don’t believe in God, what does the God that we don’t believe in look like or mean to us? I’ll be honest. I miss the clarity I once felt about “my” God and the comfort I experienced from my unwavering faith. For over the years I have come to see that my need for clarity has been replaced with a yearning to understand the meaning of the totality of life — the joys and blessings as well as the various challenges, struggles and losses that have accompanied me on this journey. And to find a way to relate all of that to the God piece in my life is not

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recently in the mid-1990s by Enver Imamovic during the deadly years of the Siege of Sarajevo. Kljuco grew up in the former Yugoslavia but left her home in 1993 during the Bosnian War. She spent time in refugee $10.95), which, mystifyingly, has been trademarked, is one of the first I’ve come across that reads from left to right. It’s filled with colorful stock photos of deserts and other Passover-related images, drawings, and far more text for participants to read. The imagery is generally nice from page to page, but as a whole feels so different from one another that it doesn’t To hear Shirley’s original recording, visit frogs-everywhere-shirley/.
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camps, a painful memory to this day, she said in the email. “The Haggadah...suffered transformations which make it even more special by giving it a richer history that reflects it passage through different cultures,” Kljuco appear to have a unifying style or theme. This Haggadah’s dimensions are much larger — 8-1/2 x 11” — so balancing that with a glass of wine or your Hillel sandwich may be a challenge. If you had to choose between the two, I’d recommend, well, neither. If you do the seder out of obligation and just want to get it out of the way, chances are you’ve

wrote. “I also travel around the world and with every journey I get a new ‘scar,’ positive or negative. But I keep my dignity and get richer by traveling through different circumstances and sharing culture with others through my music.” got your grandparents’ Haggadot in a box in the attic somewhere. Dig those out, skip the boring stuff, and get to the meal. If you feel like you want to learn more about the Exodus, you want to ruminate over the four questions, you want to discuss whether the wicked child was truly wicked or just really smart, you’re not going to find that here. Sorry, folks. about what God may or may not mean to us. Perhaps a Fifth Question at the Seder might be: Why is my God different from your God? It might be just the right question to ask to help us fulfill the commandment that “in every generation we should regard ourselves as though we personally left Egypt.”

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or you’ll miss it. Artwork consists of clip art and a handful of photos. The dimensions, similar to the old Maxwell House standby, make it easy to hide this under your plate during mealtime. “The 60 Minute Seder,” by Robert Kopman and Bill Yanok (self-published,

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This was an important mussar lesson for me. As a children’s author, I can get caught up in negotiations and asserting my rights. Sometimes I forget to step back and say, “Oh yeah, I’m in this for the kids.” Have a happy — and hoppy — Passover. (And don’t worry, Shirley is getting royalties for “Frogs in the Bed,” as she well deserves.)

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The Passover Eve Vagabonds
Translated by Curt Leviant


“Thank God Purim’s over and done with. Now we can start planning for Passover.” That’s what Mama said the morning after Purim as she carefully inspected the four corners of the parlor like a chicken about to lay an egg. There, a few days later, we saw some hay and two boxes, upon which stood a little barrel covered by a coarse white piece of cloth. Father and I were called into the parlor and warned about three dozen times that I not dare enter the room again, look at it from a distance, or even breathe in the general area. Immediately thereafter, the parlor door was shut, and, with all due respect, we were told to bid a hearty goodbye to the room and not set foot into it until Passover. From that moment on, the parlor had a magnetic charm for me and I was strongly tempted to peep into that forbidden corner, if even from afar. While munching on my snack one afternoon — a piece of bread smeared with chick fat — I joyfully looked into the bright parlor. There stood the red sofa, made of the same tawny wood used for violins, the three-legged semi-circular table, the oval, well-cut mirror, and the magnificent, hand-decorated picture hanging on the east wall which faced Jerusalem. It was a work of art that Father had made when he was still a young man. Oh my, what didn’t appear on it? Bears and lions, wildcats and eagles, birds and ram’s horns, citrons and candelabras, the Passover plate with stars of David on it, leaves and buttons, circles, loops, and an infinite number of curlicues and dots. It was hard to believe that a human could have drawn all that. How talented he is, I thought. Father is perfect. “May the devil not take you! Standing with bread at the Passover door. May you not burn in hell,” Mama shouted and with two sharp pinching fingers led me by my left ear to Father.

1. Paradise Kicked out of

“Go ahead. Take a good look at your son and heir. With bread in his hands, he looked into the parlor where the Passover borscht is.” Father faked a solemn expression, shook his head, pursed his lips and clucked: “Tsk, tsk. Off with you, you little brat.” When Mama turned to go, I noticed a sly little smile on Father’s lips. As Mama faced him again, the serious look returned. He took me by the hand, put me in the adjoining chair, and told me not to look into the parlor again. It was forbidden. “Not even from far away?” I asked. But Father didn’t hear me. He had returned to his book, deep in thought and silent study. Again I sneaked up to the parlor and peeked through a crack in the door. Before me was a paradise of fine things: A set of brand-new crockery, shiny pots, a meat cleaver, a salting board. In addition, two ropes of onions were strung on the wall, adding charm to the room. The parlor was all set for Passover! Passover! Passover!

But they didn’t let me watch this rare comedy for long. First, they told me that a young boy wasn’t supposed to stand and watch the ceiling being whitewashed for Passover. Then, in an angrier tone: “Listen here! How about heading for the alcove?” Saying this, Mama took me by the hand and showed me where to go. Since I wasn’t too eager to leave, I returned and met Sosil. She pushed me away and said, “What a child! Always getting under your feet!” “Go. Run off, for goodness sake. Go to your father,” Mama said and pushed me toward Sosil, who caught me and threw me back at Mama, saying: “I’ve never seen such a stubborn child in my life.” “He hasn’t learned from his lesson,” Mama said and slapped my rump. Sosil grabbed me and dabbed some whitewash on my nose and I stumbled into Father’s room, like a wet kitten, and burst into tears. Father looked up from his books, tried his best to console me, put me on his lap, and started studying again.

“Perhaps I can trouble your honors to move yourselves and your books out of here and go to the big alcove?” Mama ordered. She was dressed in white, had a white kerchief on her head, and held a long stick in one hand and a feather duster in the other. She bent her head back and looked up to the ceiling. “Sosil. Come here with the brush! Come on, get a move on, girl. Show your face.” Sosil, the maid, a white cloth on her head, too, appeared with a wet rag and a pail of whitewash. She set to work, slapping the wet brush across the ceiling, splash, splash. The two women looked like live white-shrouded corpses and both were as angry as could be.

2 From Bad to Worse

“Excuse me, boss,” said Sosil to Father, “but the bosslady told me to tell you to move to the pantry.” The maid came into the alcove armed with all her tools, painted white as a ghost. We had to pack ourselves and our books to the pantry, a place no bigger than a yawn. One bed stood there, and in it slept the maid and, to my great shame, I. Sosil, you understand, was a relative, and had been with us for many years. “When I came,” she once said to me, “you weren’t even born yet. You grew up under my care. If it wasn’t for me you’d be God knows where, for wherever there was a tumult, a hodge-podge, a mess — you were in the midst of it, and I saved you from the muddle. And that’s the thanks

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you give me, huh? Biting the hand that fed you? Well, don’t you deserve a thrashing?” That’s how Sosil used to talk to me, smacking me and tugging my hair, as well. And — wonder of wonders — no one ever protested. Neither Father nor Mama took my part. Sosil did whatever she pleased with me. Just as if I was hers, not theirs. I took to a corner of the pantry, sat down on the floor, looking at Father as  he  rubbed his forehead, chewed his beard, swayed, and sighed, “Well , that’s how it is….” Just then Sosil came in with her equipment and asked us to move a bit farther. “Where, now?” asked father, completely bewildered. “How do I know?” Sosil said, and started whitewashing the place. “Into the little storeroom,” said Mama, coming into the pantry. With her long stick and new feather-duster, she looked like a fully armed enemy in a surprise attack. “The storeroom is as cold as a stone,” Father tried to beg his way out. “A stone-cold plague on him,” said Mama. “Sure! They’re freezing on the streets now, come spring,” Sosil mocked, and started splashing her wet brush on the dry walls. We had to pick ourselves up and move to the storeroom, where we both shivered with cold. That place wasn’t really conducive to studying. The little storeroom was narrow and dark. Two people could hardly stand

there without stepping on each other’s toes. But because of that, for me it was a miniature paradise. Just imagine, the little shelves for me to climb. But Father wouldn’t let me. He said I’d fall and break my neck. But who paid any attention to him? No sooner was he into his books than I was — yippee! — on the first, the second, the third shelf. “Cock-a-doodle-doo!” I crowed at the top of my voice, wanting to show Father my great talent. I raised my head and before I knew it, had banged into the ceiling with such force that it practically knocked all my teeth out. Father became frightened and raised a fuss. Then Sosil, followed by Mama, came a-running, and both of them plowed into me for all they were worth. “Did you ever see such a wild boy?” Mama asked. “That’s no boy. That’s a little demon,” Sosil said, adding that in a little while we’d be asked — begging our pardon a thousand times — to move ourselves to the kitchen, for most of the house was already painted for Passover.

4 From the Storeroom
In the kitchen I saw the big-browed Moyshe-Ber sitting with Father on the dairy-bench. They weren’t studying now, but pouring out their bitter hearts to each other. Father complained about his pre-Passover travels, saying that for the past few days he’d been sent packing from one place to another. “I’ve become a vagabond. Gone into

to the Kitchen

exile, tramping from one place to the next.” But Moyshe-Ber said, “That’s nothing. I have it much worse. I’ve been kicked out of the house altogether.” I looked at the big-browed Moyshe-Ber and for the life of me couldn’t understand how such a big Jew with such huge eyebrows could have been kicked out of his own house. Bit by bit they slipped back into their old strange talk. Maimonides, Yehuda Halevi’s Kuzari, philosophy, Spinoza, and other such nonsense which went in one ear and out the other. The gray cat, sitting on the stove and licking its paws, was more interesting. Sosil said a cat licking herself meant a guest was coming. But I just couldn’t understand how the cat knew we were going to have company. I went up to the cat and started teasing her. First, I wanted to touch her paw. But nothing doing. Then, I taught her to beg and stood her up on her hind legs. She didn’t like this either. “Attention!” I told her, and slapped her nose. She closed her eyes and turned away, stuck out her tongue, and yawned as if to say: Why does this boy bother me so? What does he want of my life? But her behavior annoyed me. Why does the cat have to be such a stubborn mule, I thought, and kept teasing her until she suddenly bared her sharp claws and scratched my hand. “Mama, help!” I yelled. In rushed Mama and Sosil in an uproar and I got my share of it from both of them. Next time I’d know not to fool around with cats, they said. Cats! All told there was only one little cat and they called it cats.

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“Go wash up,” Mama told Father. “We’ll have our last pre-Passover meal in the cellar.” Sosil took the poker and started moving the pots around on the stove, paying no attention to either me, my father, or Moyshe-Ber. Moreover, she let Moyshe-Ber know that she couldn’t understand what he was doing here on the eve of Passover. That’s the proper time to be home, she said, instead of lolling around in neighbors’ houses. Moyshe-Ber took the hint, said goodbye, and we all went down to the cellar for our last pre-Passover meal.

I couldn’t understand why Father made faces, shrugged his shoulders, and grumbled: “What a vagabond life!” What sort of catastrophe was it having one meal in the

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5 From the Kitchen

cellar? How could the smell of sour pickles, stinking cabbage, and crocks full of dairy products harm anyone? What was so terrible about making a table out of two upsidedown barrels and a noodles board, and using other barrels for chairs? Just the opposite. I thought it was much better that way, and more fun, too. While doing so, you could ride around the cellar on the barrel. But what if you fell? If you fell you got up and rolled around again. The only trouble was that Sosil was on a sharp lookout to foil my attempts. “He’s got himself a new game,” she said. “He’s dying to break a leg.” That was lot hooey. I no more wanted to break a leg than she did. I don’t know what she wanted of me. She always picked on me and looked at the black side of things. If I ran, she said I’d break my skull. If I went near anything, she said I’d smash it. If I chewed on a button, she had a fit: “The blunderhead is going to choke himself.” But I used to get even with her when I was sick. The

minute I felt out of sorts, she turned the world upsidedown fussing over me to the point where she didn’t know whether she was coming or going. “Now, take the child upstairs,” Mama said, after we had finished saying the grace after meals. “We have to clean up the last bit of leaven from the cellar too.” Before Father asked her where to go, she added, “Up to the attic for a couple of hours.” Then she added quickly, “Because the floors are still wet. But see to it that the little bungler doesn’t tumble out of the attic and break all his bones!” “Bite your tongue!” Mama yelled as Sosil hurried me on with a push from behind. “Well, get a move on bungler. Move!” Father followed me and I heard him grumbling: “The attic! What next? There’s a vagabond gypsy’s life for you.”

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What a strange one Father was. Going up to the attic displeased him. If it were up to me, I’d like every week to be the week before Passover, where I would have to climb up to the attic. First of all, the climbing itself was fun. On a regular weekday I could stretch out and die — and they wouldn’t let me go up to the attic. And now I scrambled up the stairs like a little devil. Father came after came after me, saying; “Take it easy. Take it slowly,” but who took it easy? Who took it slowly? I felt as if I’d sprouted wings and was flying, flying.

You ought to see the looks of our attic. It was smack full of treasures — smashed lamps, broken pots, clothes so old you couldn’t tell if they were men’s or women’s underwear. I found an old piece of fur there, too. As soon as I touched it, it crumbled like snow. Pages from old sacred books, the burned exhaust pipe of an old samovar, a sackful of feath-

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ers, a rusty strainer, and an old palm branch lay on the floor, stretched out like a lord. Not to mention the planks and boards and the roof! The roof was made of pure shingle and I could touch with it with my bare hands. Being able to touch the ceiling was nothing to sneeze at. Father sat down on a cross-beam, picked up the loose pages, attached one to another, and started to read them. I stood next to the little attic window and had a picturepostcard view of all of Kasrilevke. I saw all the houses and all their roofs, black and gray, red and green. The people walking in the streets seemed tiny and I thought that ours was the finest village in the world. I peeked into our own courtyard and saw all the neighbors washing and scrubbing, scraping and rubbing, making the tables and benches kosher for Passover. They carried huge pots of boiling water, heated irons and red-hot bricks, all of which gave off a white vapor that tumbled and turned until it disappeared like smoke. The smell of spring was in the air. Little streamlets flowed in the streets, goats bleated, and a man wearing cord-wrapped boots hauled himself and a white horse through the mud. That happened to be Azriel the Wagoner. The poor devil beat his horse, who just about managed to drag his feet through the

mud. He was delivering s load of matzohs to someone. Then I remembered that we had bought our matzohs a long time ago and had them locked in the cupboard over which a white sheet had been hung. In addition, we had a basketful of eggs, a jar of Passover chicken fat, two ropes of onions on the wall, and many other delicacies for the holiday. I thought of the new clothes I’d have for Passover and my heart melted with joy. “Boss,” we heard a voice from downstairs. “Sorry to trouble you, but you’ll have to come down and air out the books.” Father stood up and spat out angrily: “Damn this vagabond existence.” It was beyond me why father wasn’t happy. What could be more fun than standing outside and airing the books? I dashed from the window to the attic door, then — clompety-clomp — head-over-heels down the stairs went I into the kitchen. I don’t know what happened next! I just know that after the fall I was ill for a long time. They tell me I almost didn’t recover. But as you can see, I’m as hale and hearty as ever, may it continue that way. Except for that one scar on my face, my shortness of breath, and the constant twitch in my eyes, I’m in perfect shape. 

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4 scallions, very finely minced (whites and reasonable greens) 1/2 tsp. salt Black pepper 2 large eggs, beaten Butter for the pan Nonstick spray • Boil the quinoa. Add the scallions, salt, pepper, and beaten eggs, and stir well to combine. (It’s fine if the quinoa is still hot.) Meanwhile, melt some butter in a heavy skillet over medium-low, and swirl to coat the pan. Lightly spray a 1/4-cup measure (ideally one with a handle) with nonstick spray, and use it to scoop the batter, evening off the top with a knife, to form neat cakes. Shake the formed batter into the pan, and cook on both sides until golden and crisp. Depending on your pan and your stove, this will take approximately 5 minutes (or perhaps a little longer) per side. Serve hot or warm. Yield: 4-5 (about 10 cakes) using 1/4 cup measure to scoop the batter.

Green Onion-Quinoa Cakes 1-1/2 cups water 1 to 2 finely minced scallions (whites and reasonable greens) A handful of flat-leaf parsley, finely minced 1/2 medium-sized apple, chopped small 1 medium-sized carrot, minced 1/2 medium-sized red bell pepper, minced A handful of currants 1/2 tsp. salt (or to taste) 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice 2 tsp. light-colored honey A handful of almonds, chopped and lightly toasted Optional: Sliced or minced radishes Finely minced red onion Finely minced celery and/or fennel bulb • Boil the quinoa, cool, and transfer to a medium-sized bowl. Add the vegetables and currants, and stir to

Speckled Quinoa Salad combine, sprinkling with the salt as you go. In a separate small bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, and honey, and whisk to blend. Pour this into the quinoa and vegetables, mixing to thoroughly combine. Serve at room temperature, or cover, chill, and serve cold. Stir in the almonds shortly before serving. Yield: 5 or more.

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Fluffy quinoa combines beautifully with an assortment of colorful vegetables, apples, currants, and almonds to make a bright lunch salad, laced with olive oil, lemon, and honey. The contrasting textures are fun and refreshing — and the palette becomes even more interesting if you use red quinoa. Roasted almond oil can swap in for some or all of the olive oil. You can add more vegetables, if you like. The amounts and type are flexible. 1 cup quinoa

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The Sarajevo Haggadah inspires peace, music
EmILY K. ALHADEFF Associate Editor, JTNews
The Seattle Peace Chorus has been “cultivating peace through song” since 1983, when Helen Lauritzen sought a way to bridge Americans and Russians in the midst of the Cold War. Now in its 31st year, the Seattle Peace Chorus continues its mission. Over the years the group has traveled to Russia, Cuba, and Venezuela to unite cultures through that universal language, music. This year’s concert, “Origins: Musical Migrations of Balkan Song and Dance,” features a range of pieces from the temperate peninsula that straddles East and West. Choral director Frederick N. West was inspired to create a Balkan-focused show after reading Geraldine Brooks’ historical novel “People of the Book” (Penguin 2008) about the Sarajevo Haggadah. “I was just captivated by her story,” West told JTNews over a beer in Wallingford after rehearsal. “You really have a sense of the Jewish experience through the last 500 years through this book.” The Sarajevo Haggadah is an illuminated Passover manuscript originating in 14th-century Spain. It survived the expulsion from Spain and ended up in Sarajevo, Bosnia, in 1894, when it was sold to the National Museum. When the Nazis invaded, a Muslim family hid the manuscript, and later it survived a museum

The Seattle Peace Chorus performs “Origins: Musical Migrations of Balkan Song and Dance” Saturday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle. For tickets and information visit or or call 800-838-3006. The dress rehearsal on Tues., May 27, 6-10 p.m. is free and open to all.


Seattle Peace Chorus director Frederick N. West leads rehearsal at the Keystone Congregational Church in Wallingford.

break-in during the Bosnian War and the Siege of Sarajevo. Wine stains on the pages prove it was used for Passover seders over the centuries. This is the story Brooks fleshes out in “People of the Book.” It’s a story of mystery and intrigue, but also of “convivencia,” a time in Balkan history when different religious and ethnic groups got along. “As a peace chorus director you can always read the history of wars, but it’s

hard to read about the history of peace,” said West. “I thought we would really look more carefully at the circumstances that made people coexist even with their religious differences. It was ready-made for the Peace Chorus.” Temple Beth Am music director Wendy Marcus will read about the Haggadah’s history during the second half of the show. In addition, the chorus will perform

three Jewish pieces: Salomon Rossi’s “Shivisi,” an enigmatic Baroque adaptation of Psalm 16 (“Shiviti Ado-shem l’negdi tamid”); a Hebrew-Ladino version of the popular Shabbat tune “Ein Keloheinu”; and the singular Yom Kippur chant “Avinu Malkenu.” West also convinced Marcus to sing “Ha Lachma Anya” (“Bread of Affliction”). Other pieces include Serge Rach maninoff’s “Vespers,” which was banned in Russia for over 70 years, and performances by the Radost Folk Ensemble, the Dunava Balkan Women’s Chorus, Klapa Do Wapella, Peter Lippman and DorXXPAGE 36

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meno, and Ruth and Christos Govestas family band on traditional Balkan instruments. West had been looking for a way to bring Balkan music to the chorus. In Seattle, at least, Balkan music is popular, with electrifying bands like Okestar Zirkonium, and large Balkan dance parties regularly occurring across the city. “There really is quite a subculture of people who love that music,” West said. “In the Balkans, there’s a particularly rich mix of cultures, because everybody has marched through there over the past 3,000 years,” he said. “You find that out of all those empires and all those conquests, the art kind of settles, and helps sculpt how people are. This is one of the rich treasure chests of music right there in the Balkans. This is particularly diverse, because it’s where the East met the West. It’s a pretty magical place.” Today the former Yugoslavian bloc is pretty quiet. Jewish culture, however, is all but erased, Bosnia is divided between ethnic lines, and shells of bombed-out buildings in Belgrade remind visitors to the Serbian capital of the terror the region faced just two decades ago. And where is the Sarajevo Haggadah now? Good question.

All the more reason for the Seattle Peace Chorus to use it as a centerpiece in the upcoming show. “I have a real interest in the things that human beings on the planet have in common,” said West. “And yet we want to preserve the cultural differences that make us interesting…. We need to preserve our different languages, our different culture, our different dances, our songs. As a singer and choir director, this is a deep well to draw from.”
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A copy of “People of the Book” rests on the piano as the chorus practices.

It remains under lock and key in Bosnia’s National Museum, but the museum, along with other national heritage organizations, is closed due to lack of funds (a result of the 1995 peace treaty and the formation of a government that did not budget for a culture ministry). Bosnian officials rejected an offer by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to host the manuscript for three years. The country doesn’t have the infrastructure to prepare the book for its next journey.

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While the Cohen Center is not the only organization that does such work, Dvorchik said the committee overseeing the study felt the center’s methods would get the best results given limited funds. “The Cohen Center made everybody feel the most comfortable that we would get the most results that we wanted, not in terms of specific numbers, [but] that they would be able to answer our questions, that it would be a scientifically valid study,” he said. Citing studies in New York and Portland by other demographers that turned out to be highly skewed, “there’s a very comforting feeling using them that we’re going to get real data in a form that will allow us to use it,” Dvorchik said.

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“The real issue is what do aging men want, and why is it so difficult to get them to sit down and discuss their story and understand the spiritual journey as well?” Gerson asked. Gerson feels that he is an ideal candidate to run the Transitions for Men workshop because of his personal experiences, including the tragic loss of a child, the passing of his wife four years ago, and a son who struggles with mental

illness. The process of the workshop is focused on letting participants understand where they’ve been, to help them heal if necessary, and to encourage a clearer focus on how they might spend their remaining years. Gerson also plans to address the question of “home” in the Transitions for Men workshop, explaining that “home is that feeling of being in a place where you can be yourself and you’re accepted. Each man has to determine what that is for himself.”

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Our Development Director is responsible for leading and implementing our development program, including annual giving, any capital and multi-year campaigns, and legacy/planned giving. A full job description can be found at employment Closing Date: April 22

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Bar Mitzvah

Parker Maurice Parmacek
Parker will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on April 12, 2014 at Temple B’nai Torah in Bellevue. Parker is the son of Brett and Victoria Parmacek of Bellevue and the brother of Max. His grandparents are Margo Parmacek and Edward Parmacek of California, and Margaret and Charles Heinitz of Washington. Parker is a 7th grader at the International School. He enjoys running, playing with his brother, family and friends, Xbox and computer games.


Rabbi Sholom Ber and Mrs. Chanie Levitin announce the engagement of their granddaughter Tzivie Marasow, daughter of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok and Mrs. Frumi Marasow of Seattle, to 
Rabbi Levi Ezagui, son of Rabbi Pinhas and Mrs. Chani Ezagui of Daytona, Fla. A “Vort” was held April 2 at United Lubavitch Yeshiva in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, N.Y.


How do I submit a Lifecycle announcement?
E-mail to: Phone 206-441-4553 for assistance. Submissions for the April 25, 2014 issue are due by April 15. You may download lifecycles forms at lifecycles-forms/. Please submit images in jpg format, 400 KB or larger. Thank you!

Choose the retirement that f its your lifestyle. From the f loor plan of your well-appointed apartment, to a variety of activities (wellness, fitness, dining, travel and social stuff). Do as much as you like. Or as little as you prefer. Because to some, blazing their own retirement might mean a 6am tee time, while for others, it might mean toasting with a buttery Chardonnay from The Bellettini’s wine cellar.

2-for-1 “ Mazel Tov” Cards
When you let JFS “Tribute Cards” do the talking, you send your best wishes and say you care about funding vital JFS programs here at home. Call Irene at (206) 861-3150 or, on the web, click on “Donations” at Use Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

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Celebrate your simcha

On May 23, JTNews will dedicate our entire issue to our 90th anniversary with reprints of articles from throughout our history. Be a part of it! If your birth, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, wedding or other simcha was included in the Jewish Transcript, run it again with a tribute ad!
Special bonus! Purchase a $90 tribute for our special edition and we will give $18 to your synagogue. Just contact Lynn at or 206-774-2264 for more details.
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Professional team of nurses, therapists, social workers and aides committed to helping individuals reach their highest level of health and function when recovering from illness, surgery or accident. Pam Swanborn, Director 5950 6th Ave S, Seattle WA 98108 206.805.1930

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Ensuring the best quality of life when confronting a serious or chronic illness through the relief of suffering and symptom control while restoring and maintaining functional independence. Pam Swanborn, Director 5950 6th Ave S, Seattle WA 98108 206.805.1930

Kline Galland Foundation

Generating, managing and providing stewardship of philanthropic funds through planned giving and endowments. Joshua H. Gortler, President 1200 University St, Seattle WA 98101 206.652.4444

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