WHEN CONGRESSMEN GO TO ISRAEL page 6

MAHWAH MAYOR OFFERS REWARD TO CATCH ERUV VANDAL page 7
WAYNE SHUL GARDENERS SHARE PRODUCE WITH JFS page 12
TEN NOTES ON A DECADE IN ISRAEL page 14

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Dan’s Papers reports:
Cream Cheese Council
of the Hamptons confers
● Citing recent unrest regarding have found themselves confused
cream cheese policies at local ba- by the often hazy regulations sur-
gel shops, the Cream Cheese Coun- rounding the subject.
cil of the Hamptons, out on Long Hamptons Police Department
Island’s eastern tip, was called into spokesman Larry Hirsch explained
special session last weekend. the problem: “Some places, you
At issue was how much cream get more cream cheese than you
cheese constitutes a schmear, and know what to do with, other places
how much bagel shops can charge you wonder where it all went.
for an extra schmear if a customer There’s no consistency out there.”
requests one. The police requested guidance
In recent weeks, police have from the Cream Cheese Coun-
been forced to intervene in numer- cil, and a clarification is expected
ous disputes over the amount of soon.
cream cheese bagel shops are pro- DR. DANIEL W. KOONTZ/DAN’S HAMPTONS MEDIA

Arnold Schwarzenegger donates viding per bagel, and reportedly DANSPAPERS.COM

$100,000 to Wiesenthal Center
● When asked what was together neo-Nazis, white
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the best thing in life, supremacists and other far-
Conan the Barbarian, right activists.
played by Arnold Schwar- “I have been horrified by
zenegger, replied: “To the images of Nazis and
crush your enemies, see white supremacists march-
them driven before you, ing in Charlottesville and
and to hear the lamenta- I was heartbroken that a
tion of their women!” domestic terrorist took an
In real life, the actor and innocent life,” Schwarzeneg-
former California governor uses a ger wrote. “My message to them is
gentler touch. simple: you will not win. Our voices
Offended by the far-right rally in are louder and stronger. There is no
Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, white America — there is only the
Schwarzenegger used his wallet, not United States of America.”
his wallops, to register his protest. Schwarzenegger said he has
He donated $100,000 to the Simon worked with the Los Angeles-based
Wiesenthal Center, which combats Wiesenthal Center for decades, and
anti-Semitism and bigotry. admires “the Center’s mission of ex- Ushpizot: Now in English, now on Etsy
Schwarzenegger announced the panding tolerance through education
donation Sunday on Facebook. He ● A couple of years ago we wrote kah; they are male, and ushpizot are
and fighting hate all over America —
wrote that he was “horrified” by the about graphic designer Dov their female counterparts.)
in the streets and online.”
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● Glen Campbell, the country music star working on her matzo balls,” Reuters’
who died at 81 from Alzheimer’s earlier Dean Goodman wrote. “And grape juice
this month, grew up in rural Arkansas. subs for Manischewitz in the alcohol-
The man who sang hits such as “Rhine- free household.”
Candlelighting: Friday, August 18, 7:32 p.m.
stone Cowboy” and “By the Time I Get Goodman even reported a menorah Shabbat ends: Saturday, August 20, 8:32 p.m.
To Phoenix” was raised a Baptist in a and a Hebrew book in Campbell’s home.
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MARCH18,
Noshes “That’s right. My grandfather fought the
Nazis fueled only by junk food.”
— Mordechai Luchins of Bergenfield, writing on Facebook about his grandfather,
who as a soldier in the U.S. Army kept kosher by trading the main dishes in his
K-rations for “the desserts, which were at least not meat.”

THE CAMPBELL TOUCH:

Notes on two
rhinestone cowboys
Songwriter hits since. Still, accord- BOIS as the pickpocket;
Jimmy Webb ing to a 2013 profile French Jew MARCEL
was interviewed and interview in “MAMi” DALIO, who was a big
by NPR right magazine, Weiss lives a star in France, as Emil,
after Glen Campbell’s comfortable and happy the croupier; JOY PAGE
death last week. Webb life in Nashville. In 2010, as Annina, a refugee who
wrote some of Campbell’s he released an album, Inspector Renault almost
biggest hits, including “By “Cuts and Scratches,” blackmails into sleep-
the Time I Get to Phoe- that included the song ing with him, and DAN
nix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “My Forefathers.” “MAMi” SEYMOUR (born Dan
and “Galveston.” Webb says it’s “Larry’s tribute Seymour Katz) as Abdul,
said that Campbell didn’t to his Jewish ances- the doorman.
get enough credit for his tors that proclaims how If you don’t
hits. “Nobody compared proud he is to carry on already
with him when it came to their tradition.” It’s not subscribe to
picking a song and then a great song, but I ap- Amazon Prime,
arranging it,” Webb said. preciate knowing that perhaps next month is
“He left his stamp on the original Rhinestone the time to start enjoying
whatever material he did.” Cowboy is a proud Jew. your free trial month and
This statement certain- August is the stay with the service a
ly applies to Campbell’s slowest month bit longer. Amazon’s
biggest hit, “Rhinestone for new films, biggest hit, “Transpar-
Cowboy,” in 1975. The award shows, ent,” featuring a Jewish
song’s words and music etc. So, this is the time family, returns on Sept.
were written by LARRY to tell you about some- 22; its just-released
WEISS, now 76. Weiss thing I’ve long wanted trailer has the family trav-
recorded it in 1974, but to: How Jewish the eling to Israel. It shows
it sold barely any cop- classic 1942 film “Casa- them landing in Israel
ies. Campbell chanced blanca” is. I was spurred and seeing sights like the
to hear it in Australia and by the new news Western Wall and the
then a music executive (courtesy of a great Baron KARL ALPHONS LISL (1908-1993), also “Casablanca.” The film’s Dead Sea. Binge-watch
pitched it to him when he online family history HERNREID, a Viennese had a Jewish father and screenwriters, HOWARD the previous three
returned to the States. He expert) that actor PAUL banker. Karl and his possibly, again, a Jew- KOCH and the broth- seasons before the new
made the wise decision HENREID (1908-1992) brothers (he only had ish mother. Paul and ers PHILIP and JULIUS season begins.
to record it and crafted had a Jewish father, and brothers) changed their Lisl, who helped Jewish EPSTEIN, won the best Actress Abigail Breslin,
it into a hit with the help just possibly a Jewish family name from Hirsch friends escape Germany, screenplay Oscar. Two now 21, became famous
of top producer DENNIS mother too. Henreid’s to Hernreid around the were virtually penni- other Hungarian Jews playing ALAN ARKIN’s
LAMBERT, now 70. most famous role was as time Karl was raised to less when they arrived had big supporting granddaughter in the sur-
Laurence “Larry” Victor Laszlo, a star the Austro-Hungarian in America in 1940. The roles. One was PETER prise hit “Miss Sunshine”
Weiss, the son of a textile “Casablanca” character Empire’s nobility. (The baron and three of his LORRE as Ugarte, the (2006). Recently, she
manufacturer, was raised — the Czech freedom actor slightly changed brothers died before the petty crook who steals told the NY Post that she
in Queens and Los Ange- fighter married to Elsa the spelling, from Hern- Nazi takeover (one fight- letters of transit and en- was “half Jewish.” Well,
les. He had some success (Ingrid Bergman). At the reid to Henried, in the ing for Austria in WWI). trusts them to Rick. The a friend looked into that
as a songwriter in New end of the film, café States.) It appears that The two other brothers other was S.Z. “Cuddles” claim. If somebody can
York and Los Angeles owner Rick (Humphrey Paul’s mother wasn’t made it to America. SAKALL, as Carl, the be “half Jewish,” Breslin is
— but he had no major Bogart) famously tells Jewish, but conversions MICHAEL CURTIZ, cute round-cheeked “half right.” Her paternal
hits before “Rhinestone Elsa to go back to Victor. to Judaism are very hard a Hungarian Jew, won waiter. Others: German grandmother is Jewish.
Cowboy” and no major Henreid’s father was to research. Paul’s wife, an Oscar for directing Jewish refugee CURT –N.B.

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Aha moments
Rep. Josh Gottheimer talks about joining other House members on a trip to Israel
Joanne Palmer figure out what we will do to stop Iran’s
growing hegemonic drive. I am very con-
There is much that we can learn from Josh cerned about it.
Gottheimer’s first trip to Israel as a mem- “I was against the deal,” he added. That
ber of Congress. was the Iran deal, signed in 2015, that
Mr. Gottheimer of Wyckoff, the Demo- divided opinion in the Jewish world as well
crat who is six months into his first term as outside it. Mr. Gottheimer was against it
representing New Jersey’s Fifth District, — a view that lost him a great deal of sup-
was one of more than 20 Democrats who port, both financial and logistical, he said
toured Israel for about four days; a similar — but now “it is what it is.” The threat that
group of Republicans had a similar, simul- Iran poses is real, whether or not the deal is
taneous tour. The two groups joined for effective in curtailing it for the next decade
another two days at the end. (The tours or so; to ignore it is to court disaster, he said.
are sponsored by the American Israel Edu- The visiting representatives also heard
cation Foundation, a nonprofit organiza- a great deal about missiles, including the
tion affiliated with AIPAC.) ones aimed at Israel and the American-
Mr. Gottheimer was the only Jew on the made ones Israel deploys to shoot them
Democratic side; there was only one Jewish down. Again, the threat Israel’s neighbors
Republican, fellow freshman David Kustoff pose became clear. “If there are 1,000
of Tennessee, he reported. And altogether, missiles coming into Israel, where do they
Mr. Gottheimer added, the Democrats and position their defenses?” he asked. “You
Republicans combined represented about can’t get them all. It’s a big question.”
12 percent of the Congress. One of the Republicans on the trip was
Although some of what Mr. Gottheimer Mr. Gottheimer’s colleague and friend
learned is classified, as he told a meeting Brian Mast, a conservative from Florida.
at Temple Emanu-El of Closter last Friday, Josh Gottheimer represents New Jersey’s Fifth District in the United States Together, the two men co-sponsored the
some of it was not. But perhaps the most House of Representatives. U.S.-Israel Joint Missile Defense Act, a
striking — and probably accidental — and bipartisan piece of legislation
definitely useful — information he released was the obvi- Not everyone who was on that helps fund Arrow 3, the
ous but hard-to-grasp fact that members of Congress are the trip was pro-Israel, he long-range missile defense
people. Not automatons, not stuffed suits, not stiff offi- said; in fact, he considered system that Israel and the
cials, but actual people. six or seven of them “iffy” on United States have devel-
Those people, Mr. Gottheimer said, can and do have the Jewish state, he said. But oped together.
their views of Israel influenced by what they actually see, they went for a variety of rea- The American politicians
hear, smell, taste, and breathe there. sons, not least among them met with their Israeli counter-
The trip included sessions with Israeli officials and spiritual searching in the land parts, including Prime Minis-
representatives of a number of widely divergent groups, where their religion, like his, ter Benjamin Netanyahu. They
including, for example, Arab Israelis and settlers. The first took root. also met David Friedman,
Americans discussed a range of subjects, including Many of the members of the American ambassador to
defense, terrorism, agriculture, water, Iran, Syria, Leba- Congress were moved by what Israel. “You didn’t know what
non, democracy, technology, and such internal-and- they saw. “There were differ- to expect,” Mr. Gottheimer said
external political issues as the debate roiling the liberal ent aha moments for every- about Mr. Friedman, President
diaspora Jewish world over the question of women at the one,” Mr. Gottheimer said. “A Donald Trump’s controver-
Kotel. The schedule was packed so full that “every day felt lot of different ‘I get its.’” The sial pick for the position. But,
like a year,” Mr. Gottheimer said. combination of the country’s reassuringly, “he gave a good,
Although most of the speakers had their own deeply stark beauty and its religious focused address.”
held, passionately presented points of view, the impres- significance evoked deeply Josh Gottheimer, right, stands with Frank The trip was so balanced, so
sion overall was of balance, Mr. Gottheimer said. The personal reactions in many of Pallone, the Democrat who represents New propaganda-free, that of the
Israelis “went out of their way to present a balanced the Congressional travelers. Jersey’s Sixth District. Both were among the six or seven representatives
view” — to the point, he said, where it could feel frustrat- For him, he added, “it all came delegation in Israel. whom he knew to have been
ing, when the subject was an issue on which he already together at Masada.” not particularly comfortable
has a strong opinion — and in the end it helped, “because Even though the politicians knew in the abstract how with Israel, only three had not changed their positions by
nobody felt pushed or arm-twisted.” small Israel is, and how close to its borders its enemies the time it was over, Mr. Gottheimer said. The others “will
The trip began on Friday night, with a Shabbat din- are, they were surprised at how small it felt, and how close become vocal champions.” As for the members of Con-
ner; the group split up and went to homes, where they the borders seem to be. The sense of danger surprised gress who started out pro-Israel, their feelings have inten-
sat around Shabbat tables, listened to the brachot, intro- them. They also were impressed by the risks that Israeli sified. They will do more than they had before to promote
duced themselves, talked, and listened. health care workers take to work with Syrians, who might the health of the Jewish state, not only for its own benefit
The next days were spent touring and talking. There be terrorists but whose need for help supersedes the dan- but also because they see it as the lone bulwark of democ-
was a microphone on the bus, and each member of Con- gers they might present. racy in the Middle East, and therefore important for the
gress was allotted five minutes to talk into it; that micro- They talked a great deal with Israeli officials about Iran. health of the United States.
phone, Mr. Gottheimer said, was a highly coveted object. Although most of what he heard was classified, he said, This Congressional trip to Israel, Mr. Gottheimer con-
These are people who love to talk. he was able to tell us that “as we are getting ISIS, Iran is cluded, “is essential. If I could get everyone to go on it,
But they also were open to what they were seeing. growing in power. From a threat perspective, we have to I would.”

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Local

Mahwah mayor offers reward for catching eruv vandal
Both sides gird for legal battle
LARRY YUDELSON The suit accused the township of “succumbing to fear,

T
xenophobia, and religious animus” in opposing the eruv.
he fight over the eruv in northern Bergen County A similar suit against Upper Saddle River is now on hold,
slowly escalated this week. Opponents in Mahwah after that town agreed not to act against the eruv without giv-
didn’t back down, even as supporters filed suit in ing a week’s notice.
federal court and attracted new allies. In Teaneck, on Sunday night, Mayor Mohammed
Last Thursday night, the Mahwah township council met Hameeduddin promised to get Muslim support for the eruv’s
and voted to begin issuing summonses against the eruv for legal fight. “I will make sure Muslim organizations file amicus
violating the township ordinance against placing signs on util- briefs along with the eruv community,” he said, speaking at a
ity poles. The 200 residents at the meeting greeted the unani- rally against hate. (See cover story, page 18.)
mous vote with applause. Jewish organizations had filed amicus briefs in the Islamic
The council postponed votes on two matters related to the Society of Basking Ridge’s legal battle against Bernards Town-
township’s relations with the Orthodox Jewish communities ship, which had opposed its application to build a mosque.
on the other side of the New Jersey/New York state line. One The township finally approved the mosque earlier this month,
measure, which was tabled indefinitely, would have added after a court victory that awarded it $3.25 million in damages.
a new position, police director, to the town’s payroll. That Mahwah Mayor Bill Laforet and Bergen County Mr. Hameeduddin said that the tone of the opposition to the
was an apparent rebuke to Police Chief James Batelli, who Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal eruv was abhorrent, and reminiscent of the white suprema-
had refused to enforce a new ordinance banning out-of-state cists who rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hate “didn’t just
visitors from using the town’s parks. Mr. Batelli had said that door-to-door solicitations in town. Reports of ultra-Orthodox happen in Virginia,” he said.
the ordinance was illegal and unconstitutional because it was Jews seeking to buy houses have sparked similar no-knock “Read the Bergen Record about what’s going on in Mahwah
a response to chassidic Jews from nearby Rockland County ordinances in Rockland County and in towns surrounding right now,” he said. “Read the comments that are on the page
using the parks. He was backed up in that assessment by Ber- Lakewood, in central New Jersey. and what they are saying” about chassidic Jews.
gen County Prosecutor Gurbir Grewal, who ordered him not On Friday, the day after the town meeting, lawyers for the In Mahwah, as in Charlottesville, the battle hasn’t been
to enforce the ordinance. eruv filed suit in federal court in Newark asking for an injunc- waged just with words. The white plastic pipes that demarcate
The other measure was tabled for only two weeks, with the tion against the town, barring the town from removing the the eruv were broken on several utility poles in the township.
intention that it be redrafted. This ordinance would restrict CVC tubes affixed to the utility poles that demarcate the eruv. SEE ERUV PAGE 51

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Playing with Squids
Local science students in YU program intern in Israel
Abigail Klein Leichman

Why was a nice Jewish boy from Teaneck
handling SQUIDs for seven weeks
this summer?
Don’t worry. He wasn’t working with the
decidedly non-kosher shellfish. Rather,
Ari Krischer was working in Dr. Beena
Kalisky’s nanotechnology and advanced
materials lab at Bar-Ilan University in
Israel, testing a bunch of different SQUIDs
— the superconducting quantum interfer-
ence devices that measure extremely sub-
tle magnetic fields — as a way to investigate
all sorts of physical phenomena.
“I measured their characteristics to
find the optimal construction parameters
to build the most sensitive SQUIDs,” Mr.
Krischer, a 21-year-old Cornell engineer-
ing physics major, said. “I’m particularly
interested in nanotechnology and SQUIDs
are one of many techniques I can use to
image things on the nanoscale, so it may The whole group of 2017 Summer Science Research Interns at Bar-Ilan University, with the program director, Dr. Ari
be of practical use to me at a similar lab at Zivotofsky, on the far left.
Cornell or in my future career.”
Mr. Krischer was one of two dozen
undergraduate science majors participat-
ing in the seventh annual Summer Science
Research Internship Program, a joint ini-
tiative of Bar-Ilan and Yeshiva universities.
The program offers Orthodox college stu-
dents a summer in Israel and the chance to
combine high-level research with opportu-
nities for Torah study.
The students in the program are
matched with research laboratories based
on their academic background and inter-
ests, said program director Ari Zivotofsky,
a professor in Bar-Ilan’s Interdisciplin-
ary Brain Sciences Program. These areas
include nanotechnology, brain research,
engineering, life sciences, mathematics,
chemistry, computer science, physics,
and linguistics. Dr. Beena Kalisky and Ari Krischer are dressed up as Prof. Yaron Shav-Tal and biology student Chavi Cohen are at work
“This program provides talented U.S. squids in Dr. Kalisky’s lab. in Bar-Ilan University.
university science students the opportu-
nity to become embedded in a high-caliber projects. Spending their summer with a around Israel, including Israel Aerospace the seven weeks.
Israeli university lab, thereby experiencing like-minded group of peers fosters a com- Industries, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Mr. Krischer said that he and some fel-
rather than just hearing about what it’s like mitment to research, Israeli science, and the Volcani Agricultural Research Orga- low interns voluntarily set up a daily self-
to live, learn, and research in Israel,” Dr. religious Zionism.” nization. They dorm at Yeshiva Universi- taught Talmud study session in the back
Zivotofsky said. “In the labs, they become The summer interns also make field ty’s Jerusalem campus and participate in of the bus that took them on the hour-long
part of a team and contribute to ongoing trips to scientific and industrial sites nightly Judaic studies sessions throughout ride from Jerusalem to Bar-Ilan’s campus

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outside Tel Aviv. Ms. Eisenberg said. “Although we only excavated for
“We came here as part of a Torah program with a sci- a few hours, another student from my program and
ence bent, so I felt it was a complete circle,” Mr. Krischer I managed to excavate an entire olive press from the
said. “We started and ended our day with Torah and did first Temple period.”
hands-on science in between. This is his second year on Chavi Cohen of Teaneck worked with a Ph.D. stu-
the program — he was part of it last summer too — and he dent in the lab of Prof. Yaron Shav-Tal, focusing on the
hopes to move to Israel after finishing his degree. protein beta-catenin. This protein, required for the
Twenty-one-year-old Yael Eisenberg of Passaic proper development of tissues in the human body, is
worked in the lab of Professor Mina Teicher, who is a associated with many cancers in its mutated form.
former chief scientist at Israel’s Ministry of Science, the Ms. Cohen, a Rutgers biology major, hopes to attend
director of the Emmy Noether Institute for Mathemat- medical school. She has been working at the Cancer
ics, and a researcher in the department of mathemat- Institute of New Jersey for the past year and a half.
ics and Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain The project she’s involved with is a collaborative one,
Research Center. working with other cancer institutes, studying chemo-
Ms. Eisenberg and two Ph.D. students from the math resistance mechanisms in certain mutant cancers.
and neuroscience departments designed and coded “This experience in Israel has given me the opportu-
experiments using a Magneto encephalograph (MEG) nity to bring the research techniques I learned at Bar-
machine to discover which area of the brain is used for Yael Eisenberg is inside the MEG machine in Ilan back to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey where
counting. There are only a few dozen MEG units in the Dr. Teicher’s lab. I can further improve my lab skills,” Ms. Cohen said.
world, and Dr. Teicher’s lab has the first one in Israel. Abby Epstein, 20, a rising junior at Stern from Ber-
“It was a real gift to be able to participate in this program It’s fascinating to see how I can apply my math skills to genfield, interned in Yarden Opatowsky’s microbiology
and see firsthand how individuals can have a major impact brain research.” lab, which researches the proteins involved in cell sig-
in the field of neuroscience,” Ms. Eisenberg said. “Once we Ms. Eisenberg is working on combined BA-MA degrees naling pathways. These researchers seek insights that
receive data, I will continue working with the team from in math and hopes to go on for a Ph.D. Three years ago, someday may help engineer cures for neurodegenera-
the States to mathematically analyze the results.” she was in Israel with a Stern College professor, Dr. Jill tive diseases.
Ms. Eisenberg explained that her thesis mentor at YU’s Katz, working on an archeological dig at Tel es-Safi, the “It was my first time working in a lab, so I came in know-
Stern College for Women, Professor Marian Gidea, has biblical town of Gath. A hands-on visit to this site was ing nothing,” Ms. Epstein said. “Everyone was very patient
done research with Professor Teicher and suggested work- on the itinerary for the 2017 summer interns, much to with me and I learned so many different lab techniques.”
ing with her. her delight. The other local participants in the program were Chani
“I never imagined myself doing neuroscience research,” “It was a wonderful opportunity to see how the dig had Dubin and Eliana Krim of Teaneck, Benjamin Koslowe of
Ms. Eisenberg said. “However, I enjoyed it very much. progressed, and what new artifacts have been discovered,” Bergenfield, and Nathaniel Piskun of Tenafly.

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Buying for Israel
Local group encourages small steady
commitments to help boost economy, togetherness
JOANNE PALMER

Everyone has to eat.
That’s a truth sadly well known to diet-
ers, but it’s also a truth that pro-Israel
advocates can use to their advantage.
Given that you have to eat, Suzanne Wei-
lgus of Monsey, N.Y., and Rochelle Zupnik
of Teaneck say, why not make sure that
some of your food comes from Israel?
Not that everything you buy has to be
Israeli, they hasten to add, but because
there are so very many Israeli products
available, why not choose at least some
of them for your kitchen and table? If you
do, you’ll help the Israeli economy, show-
case some of what Israel exports, and eat
extremely well as you do so. Virtue will not
have to be its own reward. Your taste buds
will benefit too.
Ms. Weilgus is the founder of Achi, and
both she and Ms. Zupnik are on its five-
member guiding team. Klee is the project
that now is at the heart of their work for
the Jewish State.
First, the names. Achi means “my
brother” in Hebrew. It’s an acronym,
most often American Communities Help-
ing Israel, but one of the three nouns, the
one represented by the letter C, changes as
necessary. “It can be Congregations, Chil-
dren, Campuses, Caterers, Corporations,
Campers — you name it, Ms. Weilgus said.
“It’s miraculous!”
Achi was founded during the second From left, the Klee committee is Dr. Lynda Zentman, Suzanne Weilgus, Tova Taragin, Gloria Gordon, and Rochelle Zupnik.
intifada, the Palestinian violence against
Israel that began in 2000 and spluttered to an end in 2005. Ms. Zupnik said. “But really it can be anything. Say you
It grew out of the fear of violence that kept tourists away are sending your child off to Israel for the year. Don’t
from Israel, and threatened the country’s at least partially send linens with him. Buy them in Israel!
tourist-dependent economy. “We had huge fairs, the Ben “It’s very simple,” she added. Both women have back-
Yehuda fairs,” Ms. Weilgus said. Named after the shop- grounds in marketing — Ms. Zupnik now is retired, and
filled tourist-magnet street in Jerusalem, the Ben Yehuda Ms. Weilgus runs her own business — so they think nat-
fairs hosted Israeli merchants in American venues. urally in marketing terms. Simple, marketers tell us,
From there, the women’s desire to help Israel by boost- is good.
ing its economy gathered steam. “Our tagline is ‘Think Israel. Buy Israeli,’” Ms. Zupnik
“The last thing that the Jewish world needs is another said. “You don’t have to remember our name. Just those
organization that asks for money,” Ms. Weilgus said. “We four words.”
do not ask for money. We are a think tank. We come up Klee wants people to buy some Israeli products all the
with ideas. We are not re-inventing the wheel. We are mak- time, although certainly it doesn’t expect anyone to buy
ing wheels run faster.” only Israeli goods. Foods are easy because they’re rela-
Achi’s most recent idea is Klee. The word means “ves- tively inexpensive, and easily available in supermarkets
sel,” and its use is both practical and symbolic. Klee-the- and gourmet shops all over. “Just look in your pantry,
group asks people either to buy a new vessel — a dish, a and see how many products already are from Israel,”
plate, a bowl — or to designate one they already own — and Ms. Zupnik said.
use it to hold and focus their efforts. (More about both the Just buy what you like. “One family loves Israeli pick-
organization and the klees it has commissioned is at its les, and there is a wide variety of Israeli pickles avail-
website, www.theklee.org.) able,” she added. “Some are in vinegar, some are in
Then Klee-the-group asks people to commit to buying brine, some are sour, some are half-sour. Some families Although people are encouraged to find their own
Israeli goods, and to use the klee-the-object symbolically, want pretzels from Israel, and then the next one wants klees, the organization also has commissioned a few.
as a reminder of that commitment, and perhaps also prac- crackers, and another one buys Israeli wine.” Information is at www.theklee.org. ACHI/KLEE

tically, as a container that can hold Israeli goods. Ms. Weilgus and Ms. Zupnik talk to organizations
The goods themselves can be food, jewelry, art, soaps, across the country. “We talk to schools, synagogues, com- in Central and South America.
dental products, skin creams, electronics — anything. “We munity centers, caterers,” Ms. Weilgus said, just getting “If everyone buys something they enjoy, just spending
emphasize food because we have to buy it every week,” warmed up. They’ve also reached people in Canada, and a few dollars a week, filling their klee, say, with soaps, it

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would be in the sermon — it’s minimal effort for maxi- pants, sweaters, shirts, ties,
mum impact.
“And then after the service, maybe at the Kiddush
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— we are not dictating how to do it, just giving ideas
about what works — there can be a table with food
from Israel, and there will be Klee cards asking for
people to make a commitment. They can take the
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to rabbis in Vancouver and Dallas. Ms. Zupnik took the
program to Baltimore, where a local rabbi asked her,
midweek, to present Klee at his shul that Shabbat. She
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Sharing the fruits of their labor
Volunteers from Shomrei Torah in Wayne
offer produce from their garden to Jewish Family Service
Banji Ganchrow

N
ine years ago, a gentleman walked through
the doors of what then was called the Jew-
ish Family Service of Bergen and North Hud-
son and said that he was hungry. He couldn’t
afford food. Meals on Wheels came through for him.
It was this initial request that led to the establishment
of the food pantry at the Jewish Family and Children’s
Services of Northern New Jersey, at 1485 Teaneck Road
in Teaneck.
The pantry feeds more than 3,000 people a year. In
order to protect the privacy of those who benefit from
this invaluable service, which is open five days a week,
clients must schedule an appointment. To help those
people in need, monetary donations and donations of
non-perishable food items as well as household items are
always appreciated.
Shomrei Torah, a Conservative synagogue in Wayne,
took the food pantry concept one step further. In 2016,
the synagogue received a grant from DigIn! City Green, a
non-governmental organization that works with the Pas-
saic County Freeholders. It was the only synagogue to
receive such a grant.
Synagogue leaders used the grant to build its commu-
nity garden. According to Rabbi Randall Mark, Shom-
rei Torah’s spiritual leader for the past 22 years, “Linda
Dumoff was the congregant who first brought this to our
attention — that the grants were being offered to institu-
tions that were interested in establishing community gar-
dens.” But what is a garden without a gardener? So, “I Student volunteers work in Shomrei
spoke to one of our members, Henry Ramer, because I Torah’s garden.
knew that he liked to garden and had been doing more
around the synagogue since they moved from a single supported the effort consistently
family home to a townhouse. He took the lead and I lent And it hasn’t been just the adult congre-
my support where needed. gants that have taken on this project with
“Lo and behold, we have a garden!!” a full heart. “On May 7, our religious school
Mr. Ramer was more than happy to help with the gar- kids came out, about 50 of them, to help us
den project. A retired lawyer, Mr. Ramer’s love of garden- get our growing season off to a good start,”
ing has been with him for over 35 years. He used to watch Mr. Ramer said. “I hope the kids learned
his father garden when he was a little boy, who helped something about gardening. And as school
by squirting the tomato plants with a garden hose. “I reconvenes in September, I hope they can
think anybody can grow a string bean,” Mr. Ramer said. come out again and see what their efforts
“But our specific challenges have been, one, to involve as last spring have yielded”; and that they
many synagogue members as possible in the garden, not know what a difference they are making in
only to spread the labor across a broad base of workers, the lives of those that rely on the food pan-
but also to bring the idea and benefits of locally grown try for nutritious meal options.
vegetables to as many as possible. We’ve used no pesti- “Having items from our garden to supple-
cides or chemical fertilizers. The idea has been to dem- ment the non-perishables is brand new to
onstrate by our actions a respect for the earth and our Garden volunteer Karen Weiss and Henry Ramer join synagogue us, but we can’t think of a better use for the
obligations as responsible stewards president Roberta Ort. A huge elk sculpture looms behind them; items grown in a synagogue garden than
“And two, to distribute our produce wisely and mind- the Elks Lodge is next door. feeding the hungry, it’s straight out of the
fully. Some of the veggies have been used at our Saturday words of the prophet Isaiah,” Rabbi Mark
kiddush lunches. As August wears on, more and more Shomrei Torah member Lauryn Tuchman helped make said. He’s quoting Chapter 58, where Isaiah tells us the God
tomatoes, squash, peppers, zucchini, etc., will begin to the connection to the JFCS food bank. Mr. Ramer said that demands not just that we fast, but to feed the hungry, and
ripen. We want to give some of it away, but sensibly, to the synagogue also hopes to “contribute food to the Wayne to house the poor, and to cover the naked. That we actually
places such as food banks. Interfaith Network food pantry, which is run out of the do things.
“Rather than just writing a check, we think giving away Wayne JFCS office in the Y.” So what happens when the summer ends and the veg-
the fruits of our labors is more meaningful.” As for the garden itself, “The garden employs a square etables have gone the way of the rest of the season? Have no
“People think that if they can’t donate money, they foot, raised bed technique that was quarterbacked by fear, Mr. Ramer said. “We’ll continue to cultivate our sum-
can’t do anything to help, but this was a perfect example synagogue member Dr. Anita Skolnick. Member Eric Weis mer crop, and in the next few days we will plant additional
of an extremely creative way to help support the food contributed funds to enable us to get an automatic under- frost-hardy vegetables, which we should be able to harvest
pantry,” Ellen Finkelstein, JFCS’s marketing director, ground irrigation system.” Mr. Ramer is proud of the syna- into the fall, maybe as late as November.
said. “The fresh vegetables are a welcomed addition to gogue’s involvement in this project. “Several members reg- “This may make the garden a seven-month activity.”
the selections available.” ularly work in the garden, he added, and Rabbi Mark has And that is music to the JFCS food pantry’s ears.

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Letter
from
Israel
A top 10
to celebrate
10 years
Abigail Klein Leichman

When we landed at Ben-Gurion Interna-
tional Airport from Teaneck very early
on August 7, 2007, in the company of
210 other new immigrants to Israel, I felt
exhausted and exhilarated, excited and
terrified, optimistic and overwhelmed.
I was aware that I had an awful lot to
learn — culturally, linguistically, logisti-
cally, and in many other ways — about my
new surroundings. The sun rises gloriously over Ma’aleh Adumim.
There were new nine-digit ID and
phone numbers to memorize, new driv-
er’s license and credit cards in my wallet,
unfamiliar roads and supermarkets to nav-
igate, new healthcare and service provid-
ers to choose, new neighbors to meet, and
a workweek where Friday is a day off and
Sunday is not.
I usually succeeded in remaining posi-
tive and keeping my eyes on the prize — we
felt immensely privileged to be able to live
in our ancestral homeland — but inevita-
bly there were moments of bewilderment
and frustration while we were learning
the ropes.
We look back now and marvel at how far
we’ve come in 10 years, how comfortable
we feel here, and how satisfying it is to
impart our hard-earned wisdom to unsure
newcomers as others generously imparted Once you can order groceries in
their wisdom to us. Steve and Abby Leichman join their friends Barbara and Fred Casden, fellow Hebrew, they can be delivered to
In honor of our 10th year as Israeli citi- Teaneck expats, at dinner. your door.
zens, here is a list of 10 important things I
have learned. daily basis, sans preservatives. The taste response to “Shabbat shalom” is “Shab- 9. I learned that the work pace slows
1. I learned to appreciate stumbling is incomparable. bat shalom u’mevorach (“a peaceful and to a crawl during August, September,
blocks as learning opportunities; to cel- 4. I learned that outward appearances blessed Sabbath”). and a bit of October. August is “chofesh
ebrate small achievements (like getting aren’t necessarily indicative of religious 7. I learned that teeny-tiny Israel encom- hagadol” (“the big vacation”) for most
money out of an ATM or ordering grocer- sensibilities. Seeing a gym instructor with passes myriad climate zones and topogra- Israelis, while in September the com-
ies online in Hebrew for the first time); and a big tattoo on her bare shoulder davening phies. A one-hour drive from our home mon refrain is “after the holidays,” as in
to turn today’s maddening incident into in the staff room, or tank-topped, short- in Ma’aleh Adumim to Tel Aviv takes us “We won’t be able to process your insur-
tomorrow’s hilarious dinner-table story to shorted teenagers kissing the mezuzah from brown desert hills through flat green ance claim until after the holidays” or
share with family and friends. on their way into mall stores, or a former farmlands and finally to wavy blue waters. “Let’s schedule our business meeting for
2. I learned how to tremp (hitchhike). chief rabbi going to jail for fraud, really Each landscape is stunningly beautiful in after the holidays.” The proliferation of
It’s a legal and acceptable alternative to drives home the point that you cannot its own way. fall holidays provides a perfect excuse to
public transportation here, particularly in judge a book by its cover. 8. I learned that when friends from the procrastinate, and because they are legal
your own hometown. Once I got over my 5. I learned that I will never be a bar- “old country” make aliyah they attain a holidays, they don’t eat up any vacation
ingrained horror of accepting rides with gainer, even though stated prices for certain soulmate status by virtue of the days. (Anyway, you’ve already used them
strangers, let alone talking to them, I dis- goods and services in the Middle East fact that they, too, took the 6,000-mile all for chofesh hagadol.)
covered a neat way to get around and get often are negotiable. Instead of feeling leap from the diaspora to the Promised 10. I learned to look out my window
acquainted with my neighbors. cheated, I view my probable overpayment Land. On our 10th aliyah anniversary we every morning and watch the sun rise
3. I learned how to make hummus and as an act of tzedaka and a stimulant for the dined out with Fred and Barbara Casden, over the hills beyond Jericho — the very
tahini from scratch. Sure, you can buy Israeli economy. who arrived from Teaneck a week before ones that the ancient Israelites climbed
them in any store, but most self-respect- 6. I learned that the proper response to us in 2007. We barely were acquainted on their way home from Egypt — and to
ing Israelis whip up these ubiquitous “boker tov” (“good morning”) is “boker in our Teaneck days and now we get take a moment to ponder the miracle of
nourishing spreads at home on a near or” (“morning of light”), and the proper together regularly. our return.

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JCC golf/games fundraiser is a hole-in-one

T
his year’s annual “Play Fore! online and live auctions.
the Kids Golf and Games,” a day “There were hundreds of happy JCC sup-
sponsored by the Kaplen JCC on porters in attendance and thanks to them
the Palisades in Tenafly, brought and our generous sponsors, auction contribu-
participants, family, and friends to the Mon- tors, chairs and staff, we raised the funds we
tammy Country Club in Alpine on August 7. were hoping for to continually develop new
For the last 17 summers, JCC family and services for people in our community with
friends have played in the golf classic, raising special needs.”
funds to bring a better quality of life to chil- A highlight of the evening featured Shelley
dren with special needs. This year, players Levy, the director of the Guttenberg Center
and friends raised essential funds to support for Special Services, who told the story of Gil
more than 800 children who come to the JCC Tov, a 20-year-old with autism and apraxia.
to gain important life skills, have fun in sum- Gil has participated in the center for 15 years.
mer camps, and take part in a range of educa- The program has helped him gain critical
tional and recreational programs. skills and the confidence he needed to write
In addition to golf, the day featured a third for his school newspaper, Celebrate the Chil-
year of Play Games fore! The Kids, where dren, and to embrace his unique visual tal-
game lovers had the chance to play mah ents by reading mammograms.
jongg, bridge, or canasta, as well as men’s The JCC extends special thanks to its
and women’s tennis. presenting sponsors: the Hechler fam-
“Providing basic life experiences for chil- ily and the Kurtz and Spadaccini family; JCC CEO Jordan Shenker, presenting sponsors Sharon and Jeff Kurtz and
dren with different abilities is a core JCC event chairs Daniel Cohn, Cory Hechler, Richard Kurtz, and JCC chair JoJo Rubach.
mission,” the JCC’s CEO, Jordan Shenker, and Tracy Reichel; the auction committee
said. “This year, the ground may have been chaired by Melissa Garden and Jenna Gut-
a little soggy from the rain, keeping our mann; the games committee chaired by
golfers from completing their course, but Allison Hechler; and special events chair
it didn’t interfere with their spirits or pre- Marci Ginzburg. For more information, go
vent them from enjoying quality time with to www.jccotp.org/playforethekids, call
friends or a spectacular dinner reception, Michal Kleiman at (201) 408-1412, or email
where they enthusiastically bid on exciting her at mkleiman@jccotp.org.

Michael Kollender, event co-chair Tracy Reichel, JoJo Rubach, special
events chair Marci Ginzburg, event co-chair Dan Cohn, and Allison and event
Erica Polavieja, Alana Hershkin, Lauren Gordon, and Lindsey Epstein play mah jongg. co-chair Cory Hechler.

Marci Ginzburg, Beth Rubach, Jamie Molluzzo, auction co-chairs Jenna Gutmann and Melissa Garden, Briana Holden, Candice Flax, Gabrielle Marcus, Ariella Basloe,
and Jillian Somberg. Photos courtesy JCCOTP

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JHF president to lead national
elder care organization
Carol Silver Elliott, presi- yet realistic personal and pro-
dent and CEO of the Jew- fessional standards that has
ish Home Family, was marked her as an outstanding
selected unanimously by leader and innovator in our
the board of directors of profession.”
National LeadingAge as its Since 2014, Ms. Silver
incoming chair-elect and Elliott has been president
next board chair. and CEO of the Jewish Home

NCJW BCS
LeadingAge is a national Family, the parent organiza-
organization that brings tion of the Jewish Home at
together more than 6,000 Carol Silver Elliott Rockleigh, the Jewish Home
NCJWBCS gives kids a boost for school nonprofit elder care mem-
ber organizations and
 Courtesy JHF Assisted Living, the Jewish
Home Foundation, and Jew-
National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section board members packed and partners representing the entire field ish Home at Home. Before that, she
delivered donated school supplies to three of the agencies that NCJW BCS supports: Ber- of aging services. The organization has was president and CEO of Cedar Village
gen Family Center, Center for Hope and Safety, and the Women’s Rights Information 39 state associations, hundreds of busi- Retirement Community in Cincinnati.
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more, and gift certificates to help with purchasing additional supplies. www.ncjwbcs.org. and research centers. LeadingAge also ciation of Jewish Aging Services from
is a part of the Global Ageing Network, 2013 to 2015. She also is a member of the
whose membership spans 30 countries. boards of Leading Age New Jersey and
“This is a tremendous and well- the Visiting Nurse Association.
deserved honor for Carol that she has “I am honored to be asked to serve in
earned through dedication to Jewish val- this role,” Ms. Silver Elliott said. “I am
ues and her deep commitment to serve committed to ensuring quality of life
elders,” said Dan Reingold, chair of the for older adults and believe that strong,
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“Carol is a true leader and visionary with effort. I look forward to working with my
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Cover Story Here, candles burn brightly at the vigil at the
Municipal Green in Teaneck on Sunday; on the
cover, Anna Wong holds up a sign as the sun sets
and the vigil begins. TEANECK WOMEN TOGETHER

These little lights of ours
Teaneck Women Together rally brings comfort in wake of last weekend’s horrors
JOANNE PALMER the first presidential ban on immigration engagement at the Jewish Theological theology, but the simple need for compas-

I
from seven majority Muslim countries. Seminary. Like all the other speakers, she sion and goodness.
t was after dark on Sunday night. Sunday’s rally, which attracted people had a very short time to pull her thoughts Because she knew that people would
Rabbi Julia Andelman looked out at from Teaneck and surrounding towns, together. be encouraged to hold lit candles at the
the flickering candles and felt some chose not to concentrate on the hatred, rac- “It was beautiful, standing outside, and rally, and because she didn’t know if there
small stirrings of hope. ism, anti-Semitism, and violence to which when I was speaking it was very power- would be candles available for rally-goers
Hope was hard-won and perhaps illu- they were responding, but instead to focus ful, looking out at the sea of candles in the — there were, as it turned out — Rabbi
sory just then. Rabbi Andelman was on the shared values that drew Jews, Mus- dark,” she said. “It was really symbolic of Andelman grabbed the biggest candle she
standing in front of a group of more than lims, and Christians, believers, and nonbe- what we were trying to do. It is a dark time had on hand. It was a havdallah candle.
200 people, brought together just late lievers, to the same municipal square. in the world, and we are trying to bring out “It was dripping wax all over me,” she
the evening before to respond to the situ- In what sounds like a walking-into-a-bar lights together.” said. “I talked about how we use a havdal-
ation in Charlottesville, Virginia — to the joke but wasn’t at all funny, Christian cler- Her talk was about Tisha B’Av, just a few lah candle to draw a distinction between
tiki-torchlit march by neo-Nazis, KKKers, gymen, an imam, and Rabbi Andelman weeks ago. “The abiding lesson of that day the sacred and the ordinary, but how it is
and other white supremacists that ended all spoke — as did the mayor of Teaneck, is sinat chinam” — baseless hatred, the made of multiple wicks.
in death — 32-year-old Heather Heyer was Mohammed Hameeduddin — and each hatred that pitted Jew against Jew and led “I was looking at the candle in my
killed and 19 other people were injured, clergy member led the group in a song. to the destruction of the Temple in Jerusa- hand, looking out at all the candles, form-
some critically — by a terrorist-driven car. Participants were encouraged to hold lem. “I talked about how, when my 5-year- ing this one light. And the wax was drip-
The rally was organized by Teaneck candles; each light was small but there old asks me why I am fasting, I don’t talk ping on my hand, and it was burning, and
Women Together, a group that began to were very many of them. about praying for a third Temple. I talk people offered me another candle, but I
form right after the presidential inaugu- Rabbi Andelman, who lives in Teaneck, about how we all need to get along, and said no, I didn’t mind holding this one,
ration and coalesced a few weeks later, in is a member of Congregation Beth Sho- to be good to each other.” That was the because it is reminding me that we can’t
late January, rallying crowds in response to lom there and the director of community lesson at the rally too. No complicated get too comfortable.

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“We need to feel this.” respond to it, how to grasp it. To me, it is
Songs united the gathering. One of the best to come together with like-minded
Christian ministers led the group in “Amaz- people, to try to make sense of it.
ing Grace,” Rabbi Andelman said; when it “We thought that a vigil was appropri-
was her turn, she sang “Yehi Shalom.” The ate because several lives were lost, and we
song doesn’t have many words — Yehi sha- want to pay homage to that, and to allow
lom becheilech shalvah be’armenotaich — for something very peaceful and quiet.
but they can be tongue-twisters for people There is a lot of anger on the other side.
who don’t know them. Rabbi Andelman A lot of hate. Countering that with more
said she was moved by how many people anger and hate didn’t make a lot of sense
picked up the words, and how many sang to us.”
along with the music, written by Rabbi Teaneck’s mayor, Mr. Hamee­duddin,
Shlomo Carlebach. also spoke at the rally. “Whenever there
The words, she added, are from Tehillim are Nazi flags and the Ku Klux Klan is ral-
— specifically, its Psalm 122. “Let there be lying, especially when the rally becomes
peace in your walls, prosperity in your pal- violent and results in the loss of human
aces.” “I repeated the words, and I said, life, it is incumbent on us to stand up
‘May there be palaces of justices and love and say that it is not acceptable,” he said.
and unity.’ And I said ‘Amen.’” “To say that this is not what our country
Lucria Ortiz of Teaneck is a member of stands for.
Teaneck Women Together’s leadership “There are a lot more of us than there
team and one of the rally’s organizers. of them,” he said. “So the question comes White supremacists carry shields at Charlottesville.
The first march in Charlottes-
ville was on Friday night, and the FIRST PERSON
protests that culminated in mur-
der happened on Saturday. That
night, women in Teaneck began Whenever there are Hate in Charlottesville
to organize. “We connected
pretty much via text and email,
Nazi flags and the
Ms. Ortiz said. “We just started Ku Klux Klan is The day the Nazi called me Shlomo
formulating what our response
should be. Thankfully, there
rallying, especially RON KAMPEAS with a handful of journalists and people
are a lot of other organizations when the rally who were there not so much to coun-
around the country and in New
Jersey organizing at the same
becomes violent and CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. — The white
supremacists, for all their vaunted pur-
ter-protest as to deliver an alternative
message. Zelic Jones from Richmond
time, and we were able to assess results in the loss of pose, appeared to be disoriented. carried a poster with a saying by Martin
what they were doing.
“We thought it best to have a
human life, it is About 500 of them had gathered at a
park here last Saturday to protest this
Luther King Jr., “We must accept finite
disappointment, but never lose infinite
vigil instead of a protest, she con- incumbent on us to southern Virginia city’s plans to remove hope.”
tinued. “We thought that in lieu
of the onslaught of images of vio-
stand up and say a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E.
Lee from the park. Pressured by the
I climbed the hillock to see if anyone
would be willing to talk. On the way,
lence, we need to be able to bring that it is not American Civil Liberties Union, Charlot- the marchers had studiously ignored
people together and feel a sense
of healing and togetherness with
acceptable. tesville had allowed the march at Eman-
cipation Park — or Lee Park, as it used to
reporters, but I thought that at rest,
they might be more amenable.
other people in the community. TEANECK MAYOR MOHAMMED HAMEEDUDDIN be called, and as the protesters prefer to It was not to be. One man, wearing
“So we started connecting call it still. black slacks, a white shirt, sunglasses,
with members of the community. One of down to how we take these fringe groups That worked for an hour or so, and and a black baseball cap, shadowed me.
our folks is very connected to the lead- and marginalize them. How do we make then the protesters and counter-pro- He moved to stand between me and
ership of our town, so we were able to sure that we don’t allow their message to testers started to pelt one another anyone I had hoped to interview.
secure a permit and inform the police. We spread? with plastic bottles. It was unclear who I looked him directly in the eye.
thought that the best route was to assem- “There is a need for dialogue,” he contin- started it. Gas bombs — mildly irritating “How’s it going, Shlomo?” he asked.
ble a diverse roster of faith leaders. We ued. “So many groups are being attacked. — seemed to come more from the white “My name is Ron,” I said. I hadn’t
thought that they’d be the best at bringing Illegal immigrants, Black Lives Matter, the supremacists. Finally the sides rushed identified myself as Jewish.
solace, inspiration, healing, and helping us LGBT community, the eruv in Mahwah — each other headlong, and there were “You look like a Shlomo.”
try to make sense of things.” everyone has rights. Everybody’s success scuffles. “You want to talk?” I offered.
Because Teaneck is so community- is intertwined. The American experience So Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe “I don’t talk to the press,” he said.
oriented, finding a roster of speakers is intertwined. Infringing anyone’s rights declared a state of emergency, and “They just lie.” He scampered away.
wasn’t hard, even on such short notice, is infringing everyone’s rights. heeding the police, the white suprem- The exchange was jarring in how per-
Ms. Ortiz said. “Given the wonderful his- “Everyone has to realize what the stakes acists filed out of the park and started sonal it was. I’ve been hated directly
tory of diversity and progressiveness in are. This is getting very dangerous.” walking north, but no one seemed sure for many things (try being a journalist,
Teaneck, and the culture that allows us to The night of the rally, Mr. Hameeduddin where they were going. There was talk anywhere), but it had been a while — I’d
live together and coexist on a daily basis, said, was “such an emotional night. of meeting at a parking lot, but which have to look back to early childhood —
we just started to use our networks. And “We — a lot of people, a lot of us — are parking lot, no one was sure. As they since I’d faced visceral hatred for, well,
we were able to get in touch with a rabbi searching for the right answers, for where approached the Dogwood Vietnam just looking Jewish.
and an imam and two black Christian lead- to go, for what to do. We want to make sure Memorial, a bucolic hill overlooking an A year ago, at a hotel in Washing-
ers and someone from the Latino Alliance that hate doesn’t find a home anywhere. overpass, they sputtered to a stop for ton, D.C., I had attended the unveiling
in Bergen County.” “That is what I most want people to consultations and did what marchers of the so-called alt-right. The meeting
But the need for it is terrible, she added. understand. Hate should not have a home on a seasonably warm day do: They sat was convened by one of its lead theo-
“I think that people have thought that this anywhere in America.” on the grass, sought shade, and chatted. rists, Richard Spencer, who also was in
kind of violence and hate was a thing of Marc Meltzer of Teaneck, a Beth Sholom I had been following at a distance
SEE SHLOMO PAGE 21
yesteryear. People are at a loss for how to SEE LIGHTS PAGE 22

JEWISH STANDARD AUGUST 18, 2017 19
Cover Story

A guide to the far-right groups
that protested in Charlottesville
BEN SALES to fulfill the promises of
Donald Trump. That’s what
They believe the “white race” we believed in. That’s why
is in danger. They believe the we voted for Donald Trump,
United States was built by and because he said he’s going to
for white people and must take our country back, and
now embrace fascism. They that’s what we got to do.”
believe minorities are taking
over the country. And they Identity Evropa
believe an international Jew- A new group that affiliates
ish conspiracy is behind the with the alt-right, Identity
threat. Evropa seeks to promote
These are the peo- “white American culture.” It
ple who were rallying in has posted fliers on college
Charlottesville. campuses. The group, which
The “Unite the Right” rally works with white suprem-
last Saturday saw hundreds acist pseudo-intellectual
of people on America’s racist Richard Spencer, claims
fringe converge in defense of a there are inherent differ-
statue of Confederate General ences among races, and that
Robert E. Lee and brawl with white people are more intel-
counter-protesters. The rally ligent than others. Identity
ended after a white suprema- Evropa sees itself as “identi-
cist, James Fields, rammed his tarian,” a far-right European
car into a crowd of counter- ideology seeking to reassert
protesters, killing one woman white identity.
and injuring at least 19. Two White supremacists spar with counter-protesters as they attempt to guard the entrance to Emancipation The group supports a
police officers also died when Park in Charlottesville on August 12. CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES policy of “remigration” of
their helicopter crashed while migrants out of the United
monitoring the rally. floods this nation.” States. Some of its posters bear the slogan “You will not
The rally was the largest white supremacist gathering The group trumpets the concept of “blood and soil,” an replace us,” a chant that Charlottesville protesters paired
in a decade, according to the Anti-Defamation League, idea championed by the Nazis claiming that the inherent with “Jews will not replace us.” Identity Evropa does not
but it wasn’t the work of one extremist group or coalition. features of a people are the land it lives on and its “blood,” allow Jews as members.
Spearheaded by a local far-right activist named Jason Kes- or race. In addition to opposing multiculturalism and fem-
sler, the rally saw several racist, anti-Semitic, and fascist inism, Vanguard America’s manifesto calls for a country League of the South
groups, new and old, come together. “free from the influence of international corporations, The rally’s stated goal was to preserve the statue of Lee
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which led by a rootless group of international Jews, which place in Charlottesville, so the most obvious participants were
tracks hate groups, the rally included “a broad spectrum profit beyond the interests of our people, or any people.” the League of the South, a neo-Confederate group. The
of far-right extremist groups — from immigration foes to According to the ADL, the group has posted dozens of organization supports southern secession from the
anti-Semitic bigots, neo-Confederates, Proud Boys, Patriot fliers on campuses in at least 10 states. Its posters bear United States and “believes that Southern culture is dis-
and militia types, outlaw bikers, swastika-wearing neo- slogans like “Beware the International Jew” and “Fascism: tinct from, and in opposition to, the corrupt mainstream
Nazis, white nationalists and Ku Klux Klan members.” The next step for America.” This year, the group defaced American culture.”
Many of the attendees, says the ADL’s Oren Segal, were a New Jersey Holocaust memorial with a banner reading The group envisions a Christian theocratic government
young men who became radicalized on the internet and “(((Heebs will not divide us))).” Its signs at Saturday’s rally that enforces strict gender norms. It opposes immigra-
were not affiliated with any particular group. While some bore the fasces, a traditional fascist symbol depicting a tion as well as Islam. The League of the South defines the
protesters belonged to the so-called alt-right, a loose bundle of sticks with a protruding axe blade. “Southern people” as being of “European descent,” calls
movement of racists, anti-Semites, and nativists, others itself “pro-white,” and says that it “has neither been the
were part of older white supremacist groups like the Ku Ku Klux Klan will of God Almighty nor within the power of human leg-
Klux Klan. One of the country’s oldest and most infamous hate groups, islation to make any two men mechanically equal.” Duke
At the rally, protesters were seen carrying Nazi and Con- the Klan primarily has targeted black people, along with gave the keynote address at one of the organization’s gath-
federate flags, as well as signs with racist and anti-Semitic Jews, Catholics, and other minorities. The KKK throughout erings this year.
slogans. They chanted “Sieg heil,” gave Nazi salutes, and its history has been responsible for lynchings, bombings, According to the SPLC, the group founded a paramili-
shouted the N-word at passers-by. beatings, and other racist acts of murder and abuse. tary unit in 2014.
“They really believe they have to save the white race, Group members historically have worn white hoods
and to do that, they have to achieve some sort of white which both hides their identities and allows them to National Socialist Movement
ethno-state,” Segal said. “They tend to be young, more mimic ghosts. Its leaders, including white supremacist This one is pretty self-explanatory — America’s version of
frenetic in terms of their use of social media, while older, activist David Duke, take on bizarre titles, such as grand the Nazi Party. It is a white supremacist organization that
more traditional groups like the Klan are in decline. wizard and exalted cyclops. would either deport “non-whites” — including Jews — or
But “regardless of differences, it’s all the same hate.” After the Civil War, the KKK was founded by Confeder- strip them of citizenship and subject them to a discrimina-
Here’s a guide to a few of the most prominent hate ate veterans to harass black people. At its height in the tory regime. (The group’s manifesto proposes both.) The
groups that showed up in Charlottesville. 1920s it had some 4 million members, according to the group also is anti-feminist and homophobic.
SPLC. An ADL report this year said the Klan has shrunk The National Socialist Movement idolizes Adolf Hitler,
Vanguard America to about 3,000 members spread across 40 groups in 33 whom it says “loved and cared deeply for the average per-
James Fields joined this relatively new fascist white states, mostly in the South and East. son.” Until about a decade ago, the group would protest
supremacist group at the rally. On the homepage of its “This represents a turning point for the people of this in full Nazi regalia, which it has swapped out for black uni-
website, Vanguard America declares: “Our people are sub- country,” Duke said in a video at the rally on Saturday. forms. Its crest features a swastika superimposed on an
jugated while an endless tide of incompatible foreigners “We are determined to take our country back. We’re going altered version of the Stars and Stripes. JTA WIRE SERVICE

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Alex Jones: Jewish actors posed as KKK members
JTA STAFF Hitler. You can tell they are totally uncomfortable, they are
totally scared, and it’s all just meant to create the clash.”
Radio host, conspiracy theorist, and Donald Trump sup- A video of his remarks was posted last Saturday. It is
porter Alex Jones — who ranted about a “Jewish mafia” called “Virginia Riots Staged To Bring In Martial Law, Ban
run by billionaire George Soros earlier this year — was at Conservative Gatherings.”
it again on Sunday. Media Matters first reported Jones’ comments about the

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His theory? “Leftist Jews” may have impersonated Nazis rally goers.
to discredit white supremacist protesters in Charlottes- In the past, Jones has denied that he is anti-Semitic,
ville, Virginia. saying that he reserves his attacks for Jewish liberals. In
Speaking on “The Alex Jones Show,” Jones said he was March, Jones said that “the Jewish mafia” was support-
recalling his own experience protesting the Ku Klux Klan: ing efforts by moderate Republicans to “derail the Trump
“I mean, quite frankly, I’ve been to these events, a lot presidency.”
of the KKK guys with their hats off look like they’re from “Well there is undoubtedly a Jewish mafia and the [Anti-
the cast of ‘Seinfeld,’” he said. “Literally they’re just Defamation League] will say you’re anti-Semitic,” Jones Alex Jones in Watford, England, in 2013.
Jewish actors. Nothing against Jews in general, but they said on his program. “No, there’s an Italian mafia, Irish
are leftist Jews that want to create this clash and they go mafia, Jewish mafia, Jamaican mafia, and there’s mafias, amazing” and promised he would “not let you down.”
dress up as Nazis. I have footage in Austin — we’re going there’s Dixie mafia. And absolutely, the Jewish mafia, Jones has been called out for spreading other conspir-
to find it somewhere here at the office — where it liter- then, if you criticize it says you’re anti-Semitic, but the acy theories, including one claiming that FEMA wanted to
ally looks like cast of ‘Seinfeld’ or like Howard Stern in Jewish mafia is a very powerful mafia.” put Americans in concentration camps, Vox noted. South-
a Nazi outfit. In December 2015, Trump appeared on “The Alex Jones ern Poverty Law Center fellow Mark Potok told Vox that
“They all look like Howard Stern. They almost got like Show.” Then, the candidate for the Republican presiden- Jones is the “primary producer of conspiracy theories in
little curly hair down, and they’re just up there heiling tial nomination told the host that “your reputation is America today.” JTA WIRE SERVICE

Shlomo racists believe to be hurtful
FROM PAGE 19 jibes come across more as non
Charlottesville. That news con- sequiturs, as mouthings of the
ference — an expression of white deluded or the possessed. Why
supremacy argued in plummy Shlomo of all names? What was
tones that disguised its hateful that about DNA? A wall in Israel?
content — was at a remove from And then the car rammed the
the hatred stalking the streets crowd, and there was a fatality,
of Charlottesville on Saturday. and some 35 injured, includ-
Spencer was polite and helpful ing five critically, and it was
after the fact. His ideas are toxic, harder to pick out the absurd
but in the airless corridors of a and use that as a way of keep-
Washington hotel, they seemed ing an emotional distance from
denuded of malice; they seem the hate speech. I counted the
to be the imaginings of an intem- wounded, rushed by stretchers
perate toddler. into the back of ambulances, the
Here in Charlottesville, the less seriously injured patched
hatred was present and real and up with torn cloths, leaning on
before the day ended appar- friends’ shoulders and wincing.
ently would kill someone, when I retreated to a cafe that was
a car driven by a 20-year-old White supremacists carry Nazi flags. open only to clergy and the
Ohio man plowed through media dispensing free water and
counter-protesters. identified with hostility toward Jews. In Richmond, beer. I filed a story, and on the large wall TV, CNN said
Among the 500 white supremacists were men and about an hour’s drive away, the Hollywood Cemetery, President Donald Trump was ready to speak.
women bearing signs like “Goyim know!” (Know what?) a Confederate monument, has a carefully tended Jew- The cafe fell silent. There was, it seems, even among
and “Jews are satans children.” There were Nazi flags. ish section. this crowd of liberal clergy, a thirst for a message of
There were men all in black, T-shirts and slacks and And yet here it was, the chants of “Jews will not unity from a president who has pledged, and more often
army boots and helmets, jogging along with plastic replace us” (as?). I had two more personal encounters. than not failed, to lead us all.
shields. There were the men who sang of “blood and At the Dogwood Vietnam Memorial, a man wearing a Trump engaged in some throat clearing about the Vet-
soil” as they marched to the Emancipation Park event. floppy beige sunhat started following me and explain- erans Administration, and then began, “We condemn
And when the white supremacists got their act together ing the lie of the Holocaust, the evil of the Jews, the in the strongest possible terms this egregious display
and gathered in McIntire Park, they shouted “Jew” value of DNA in determining purity. I retreated as he of hatred bigotry and violence, on many sides.” At “on
every time the name of Charlotteville’s Jewish mayor, ran after me, screaming, “My mother says I’m a Jew! My many sides” the room erupted into shouts of anger. As
Michael Signer, was mentioned. MOTHER! Does that mean I’m entitled to something?” if on cue, Trump repeated, “On many sides.”
Of course, the hostility was not confined to Jews: As (I resisted replying, “Your mother’s love.”) There was only one side visibly and overwhelmingly
targets, Jews were not even preeminent. Blacks were. And earlier, filing out of Emancipation Park, a group gripped by hate on Saturday in Charlottesville.
There were the “White lives matter” T-shirts. Marching of youths surrounded and shouted at me, “Take that As the day wore on, the White House refused to
along McIntire Road, the white supremacists shouted wall in Israel down! An open border for everyone!” This retreat from Trump’s many sides comment, and the
the N-word at drivers passing by. Confederate flags and was a reference to a theory, popular on the far right, president’s tweets didn’t add clarity.
their variants were more prominent than Nazi flags. that Jews are engineering open borders to bring the “Condolences to the family of the young woman
The focus on Jews was anomalous. This was supposed United States to ruination while keeping Israel pure. killed today, and best regards to all of those injured, in
to be about the Confederacy and Southern heritage, Eventually the group moved on. Charlottesville, Virginia. So sad!” was his last tweet of
and defenders of the Southern cause are not always Anomalies like these tend to bemuse me. What the the day. JTA WIRE SERVICE

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his southern Virginia city over the week- just as much as they hate black people.
end: He also opposed the removal of a The stuff with this group online about
statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Jews is unbelievable, bloodcurdling.
Of course, Signer’s reasons for pre- The stuff I’ve gotten on my phone at my
serving the statue would have appalled house, you’d think it was done a hun-
the supremacists. He agreed with local dred years ago.”
African-American activists who had Signer, 44, a practicing lawyer in Char-
argued that preserving the statue was a lottesville, also lectures on politics and
means of teaching Virginians about the leadership at the University of Virginia,
horrors of a “dishonorable” cause, the his law school alma mater. His wife,
Confederacy. Emily Blout, is an Iran scholar at the uni-
Signer was on the losing side of a 3-2 versity, which is in Charlottesville.
City Council decision, and the statue An Arlington native, Signer is the child
now is slated for removal. But his of journalists, but in his author’s autobi-
thoughtful approach, more typical of ography sounds like many other younger
an academic than a politician, has also liberal Jews who note with pride their
been evident in his counsel during the grandparents’ working class and intel-
rash of protests that have plagued this lectual roots:
city. “Don’t take the bait,” he has said. “My grandfather was a Jeep mechanic
In giving that advice, Signer has for the Army on the European front in
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hard to make out in the darkness,” he happened to be standing next to a pastor
said. “It’s not an easy thing for many who had brought her 8-year-old daugh-
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Israeli politicians reject Trump claim
of two sides to Virginia hate march
Times of Israel Staff
rally was built on racial and conspiratorial in the Knesset: Likud’s MK Oren Hazan. Amid intense pressure, he followed up
Israeli politicians and others took aim at anti-Semitism. Marchers threw Nazi salutes Hazan insisted on Tuesday that “Trump on Monday with a direct condemnation of
President Donald Trump for comments as they waved swastika flags, proudly wore is right. Violence and extremism on any white supremacy and white nationalism,
appearing to equate neo-Nazi marchers swastika pins and shirts, and shouted ‘sieg side is forbidden and demands condem- naming the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis.
in Charlottesville, Virginia, with left-wing heil!’ A sign carried by rally-goers warned nation. That doesn’t matter to the bleed- But a day later, on Tuesday, he again
anti-fascist activists, rejecting his assertion that the ‘Jewish media is going down’; ing hearts on the left and in the media. reiterated that “both sides” were to
that there were two sides to the story. another declared that ‘Jews are Satan’s After all, they believe that only the right is blame, saying that “there are two sides to
“There aren’t two sides,” Yair Lapid, children.’” “There is no rationalizing white extremist and violent.” every story.
head of the centrist Yesh Atid party, said supremacy and no room for this vile big- Before Netanyahu, Education Minister “What about the alt-left that came charg-
in a statement on Wednesday. “When otry. It is un-American and it needs to be Naftali Bennett had been the only major ing at the, as you say, the alt-right?” he
neo-Nazis march in Charlottesville and condemned without hesitation. President Israeli politician to speak out against the asked. “Do they have any semblance of
scream slogans against Jews and in sup- Trump has had a pattern of equivocating neo-Nazis, and on Wednesday he was guilt? What about the fact that they came
port of white supremacy, the condemna- on prejudice. joined by Jewish Home colleague and Jus- charging with clubs in their hands, swing-
tion has to be unambiguous. They repre- Israeli leaders had been criticized tice Minister Ayelet Shaked. ing clubs, do they have any problem? I
sent hate and evil. Anyone who believes in before Tuesday for failing to speak out “The neo-Nazis in the United States think they do.
the human spirit must stand against them on the violence and hateful rallies in Vir- should be prosecuted,” Shaked said on “You had a group on one side and you
without fear.” ginia over the weekend, as a group of neo- Tuesday. Allowing them to march violently had a group on the other side that was also
Despite condemning white suprema- Nazis, KKK members, and other white through American streets “was not the very violent,” he said.
cists and neo-Nazis on Monday, on Tues- nationalist groups clashed with anti- intention of the American Constitution. A Trump’s depiction of the counter-pro-
day Trump doubled down on his original fascist activists who were protesting the democratic state does not have to tolerate testers is similar to the narrative that has
statement from Saturday that equated the removal of a statue of Confederate leader such phenomena.” come from white nationalists since the
two groups of protesters, telling reporters Robert E. Lee. On Sunday, Bennett, who heads the bloody demonstration.
that “both sides were to blame” for the During the protest, marchers waved Jewish Home party, condemned the Republicans and Democrats
deadly violence that unfolded at the neo- swastikas and chanted “Jews will not white supremacist rally and called on alike expressed unhappiness with
Nazi rally on Friday. replace us” and “Blood and soil,” a popu- U.S. leaders to denounce its “displays of Trump’s statements.
“You had a group on one side and you lar Nazi chant. anti-Semitism. “We must be clear. White supremacy
had a group on the other side that was also On Tuesday evening, Prime Minister “The unhindered waving of Nazi flags is repulsive,” Republican House Speaker
very violent,” he said. Benjamin Netanyahu broke his silence and symbols in the U.S. is not only offen- Paul Ryan wrote on Twitter. “This bigotry
Tzipi Livni, a former justice minister and on the issue, tweeting that he was “out- sive towards the Jewish community and is counter to all this country stands for.
No. 2 in the opposition Zionist Union fac- raged by expressions of anti-Semitism, other minorities, it also disrespects the There can be no moral ambiguity.”
tion, also rejected Trump’s assertion. neo-Nazism and racism. Everyone should millions of American soldiers who sacri- On Monday, one of the leading figures
“When it comes to racism, anti-Sem- oppose this hatred.” ficed their lives in order to protect the U.S. of the alt-right, Richard Spencer, told The
itism and Nazism, there are never two Yet on Wednesday morning, his son and entire world from the Nazis,” he said Times of Israel that he found comfort in
equal sides. There’s good and there’s Yair dismissed the threat from “neo nazis in a statement. Trump’s original blaming of “many sides”
evil. Period,” she said in a statement scums” in a Facebook post, and slammed “The leaders of the U.S. must con- for the melee. “I think in his gut he knows
on Wednesday. the left-wing protesters at Charlottes- demn and denounce the displays of anti- that we are not the ones aggressing,”
In the United States, Jonathan Green- ville instead. Semitism seen over the past few days,” he said.
blatt, head of the anti-hate watchdog Anti- “To put things in perspective. I’m a he added. And, indeed, Trump said on Tuesday,
Defamation League, also slammed Trump Jew, I’m an Israeli, the neo nazis scums Trump came under harsh criticism, “They came at each other with clubs and it
as going “beyond the pale today in equat- in Virginia hate me and my country. even from members of his own party, for was vicious and it was horrible, and it was
ing racist white supremacists in Charlot- But they belong to the past. Their breed blaming the violence on hatred and big- a horrible thing to watch. I think there’s
tesville with counter protesters who were is dying out,” the younger Netanyahu otry “on many sides,” and not explicitly blame on both sides.”
there to stand up against hate. We have wrote. “However the thugs of Antifa and condemning the white extremist groups These remarks were met with praise by
a history in this country of presidents BLM who hate my country (and America at the rally. former KKK leader and Trump supporter
standing up to bigotry and hate. Today, too in my view) just as much are getting On Sunday, the White House released David Duke, who tweeted: “Thank you
for the second time in four days, President stronger and stronger and becoming a statement clarifying that his condemna- President Trump for your honesty & cour-
Trump did the opposite,” Greenblatt said super dominant in American universities tion of hate and bigotry at the “Unite the age to tell the truth about #Charlottesville
in a statement. and public life.” Right” Virginia rally had been in reference & condemn the leftist terrorists in BLM/
He added: “The entire Unite the Right Trump also found one explicit supporter to the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis. Antifa.” Times of Israel

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The complex’s chief architect was Leonid Levin. The said. “His work shows a commitment to Belarusian
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the Nazi massacre in Khatyn, cradling the corpse of his Soviet system, despite its anti-Semitism.
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but the father’s grief stands for all the suffering inflicted the head of the Jewish community of Belarus, and he
on the region — and it also stands in stark contrast to devoted much of his professional efforts to projects
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Hate has no home here
Truth Regardless of Consequences

The speech President
L Trump should give on
et’s be clear about what hap- There is very little logical about what hap-
pened in Charlottesville. pened in Charlottesville. If the reason really
“Jews will not replace us.” was to keep up a statue of General Robert E.
That’s one of the chants that
the neo-Nazis, newly emboldened by the
Lee, a very bad man, a slave-owning traitor
to his country whose reputation as a very
Charlottesville

T
new political climate, spat as they clanked good man is entirely unearned, in a park in
through the streets, weighed down by town, then why would the Nazis care? What he abomination of white hate-filled assailant rammed his car
their guns. (Virginia is an open-carry state. is General Lee to do with Nazis, or Nazis to supremacy is growing in the into a crowd of counterdemonstrators.
The results of that legislation are visually do with General Lee? United States. “I am the first American president
startling.) It seems that Jew-hating, like the hatred of President Trump has a to have Jewish children. My daughter
We should not dismiss these Nazi creeps black people, or in fact hatred of anyone not unique opportunity to establish strong Ivanka was not born Jewish. Rather,
or their KKK counterparts. They are the exactly like themselves, is endemic in some moral leadership through an eloquent she chose to become a Jew. This was
physical embodiment of hatred, and they sad corners of the United States. The Civil condemnation of racism, neo-Nazism, a decision that I supported fully, and
mean us harm. War, it seems, never ended in the minds of and bigotry. After missing the opportu- although I am not Jewish myself I
At first, they were almost figures of bum- some white people. The marchers’ hatred nity to do so in his first comments on put on a kosher Jewish wedding for
bling fun, in their silly costumes and totally of black people and of Jews is pathological. Charlottesville on Saturday, he began her and her husband, who is now
ridiculous backyard barbecue-style torches (In 1995, Tony Horwitz described the the process with sharply my senior adviser in the
and inability to march their way out of a park- conditions that led to last weekend’s hor- worded comments on White House. Since then,
ing lot. They seemed nothing like the real ror in a brilliantly written, funny, sensitive, Monday. They were not I have watched my Jewish
life Nazis, those creatures of absolute hair- and ultimately depressing book, “Confed- enough. He must devote grandchildren celebrat-
pomaded evil. But then there was violence, erates in the Attic.” It’s well worth finding an entire address to a com- ing Jewish festivals and I
culminating in the terrible death of Heather and reading.) plete and utter condemna- have personally witnessed
Heyer, murdered by car, at the hands of a It is terrifying to know that our president tion of racism and bigotry. the richness of Jewish life.
pathetic loser neo-Nazi who took his ideology sees a moral equivalence between the neo- It is in this spirit that I sug- Millions of parents were
from Hitler and his tactics from ISIS. Nazis and KKKers who marched and the gest this: robbed of the opportunity
Here is part of a report by Allan Zimmer- people who stood up to them in protest and “My fellow Americans. to watch children grow up
man, the president of Congregation Beth to bear witness. He is wrong. There is no “This past weekend we Rabbi and millions of children
Israel in Charlottesville. (You can read his such equivalence. This is not a question of witnessed one of the truly Shmuley were denied the oppor-
whole piece in ReformJudaism.org.) political correctness but of basic morality. shameful episodes in mod- Boteach tunity to be hugged and
Mr. Zimmerman starts by saying that his But somehow there must be hope. ern American history. A loved by parents because
shul hired an armed guard to stand by dur- There were many demonstrations group of white national- of the white suprema-
ing Shabbat services that morning. Then he against what happened in Charlottesville. ists and racists tried to emulate Hitler’s cist cancer known as Nazism that was
describes what he saw: The big ones were angry, as well they torchlight parade of January 1933, when allowed to grow unchecked in Europe.
“For half an hour, three men dressed in should have been. But the smaller ones, he became chancellor of Germany, “Let me be clear: I will never allow
fatigues and armed with semi-automatic like the one in Teaneck, purposely avoided right here in America. The torchlight bigotry of any kind to flourish in the
rifles stood across the street from the tem- anger in favor of trying to heal through parade of Hitler’s followers and the SS United States. While the Holocaust is a
ple. Had they tried to enter, I don’t know community, acknowledgment of shared marked the beginning of the darkest unique crime to which nothing can be
what I could have done to stop them, but values, and an understanding of the value period in the history of humankind. compared, rest assured that I as presi-
I couldn’t take my eyes off them, either. of light glowing through darkness. They “That any American group would dent will never allow the disease of
Perhaps the presence of our armed guard were local, happened all over the country, seek to copy that procession to make white nationalism to spread within our
deterred them. Perhaps their presence involved some talking, much singing, and a political statement demonstrates that borders. I will fight it with everything at
was just a coincidence, and I’m paranoid. even more hugging; admiring other peo- hatred and bigotry continue to flour- my disposal. I will condemn it through
I don’t know. ple’s shirts and signs and adorable little ish not just far away in Europe but every modern medium.
“Several times, parades of Nazis passed kids; acknowledging that differences are here in the United States. But events “America is the greatest country on
our building, shouting, ‘There’s the syna- fine, even necessary, but we need trust if only cascaded from there, with the earth, but it is not a perfect country,
gogue!’ followed by chants of ‘Seig Heil’ and we are to have a future together. demonstrations turning violent and an and it is especially guilty of the abomi-
other anti-Semitic language. Some carried And we will have a future. We will tell innocent and courageous woman, who nation of slavery which was practiced
flags with swastikas and other Nazi symbols.” the truth. There is such a thing as right had a reputation for fighting injustice, for hundreds of years before it took a
It “broke his heart,” he continued, but and wrong. In Charlottesville, one side was Heather Heyer, losing her life when a terribly violent war to end it. More than
when services were over he had to tell con- wrong, and the other side was right.
gregants to leave through the back door. And we will be able to look at our neigh- Shmuley Boteach of Englewood is the founder of the World Values Network and the
“This is 2017 in the United States of Amer- bors, smile at them, and say “Hate has no author of 30 books, including “The Fed-up Man of Faith: Challenging God in the Face of
ica,” he wrote. home here.” —JP Tragedy and Suffering.” Follow him on Twitter @RabbiShmuley.

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26 Jewish Standard AUGUST 18, 2017
Opinion

700,000 Americans lost their lives in the Civil War.
We learned from that experience that if we do not ‘Give me your tired, your poor’
strongly condemn and oppose the spread of bigotry
and racism, the price that we will pay later on is Another look at immigration

T
greater than anything we can imagine.
“I am the president of the United States, and I he memory of my father’s trips to torture, or starvation economies.
will show leadership. When white racists march in the American consulate, which he For the past few years, the number of Mex-
against blacks and Jews in Virginia, they are offend- made monthly for five years, and icans exiting the United States was greater
ing God with their bigotry. They are offending Amer- the dejected look on his face upon than the number immigrating here, legally
ican values by their denial of the equality of all peo- his return, is forever etched on my brain. and otherwise.
ple, enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, And it is compounded by the extermination Immigrants fuel the economy, by filling
written by a man from Charlottesville. And they are of my father-in-law on a cattle train on the job vacancies — as of May 2017, there were
r offending me personally because they are attacking way to Poland, because the U.S. immigration 5.7 million job openings. The total number
my own flesh and blood. quotas supposedly were filled. of those who had lost their jobs according
t “If you know one thing about me, it’s that I’m a It is why I feel so passionately about the Sophie to the July figures, was 3,378,000. That is
r fighter. And fight them I will. needs of refugees and other immigrants to Heymann far less than the number of job vacancies.
, “I will do so, not because I’m bullied or pressured find a safe haven in this blessed U.S.A. That number does not include people who
by any outside group into condemning bigotry. I will Last week, the Trump administration have not been in the labor force recently, for
do so because it has always been a part of my per- announced support for a congressional revision of our example, homemakers, students, and recent graduates.
I sonal values system to see the infinite specialness of present, already restrictive laws to a fifty percent cut in Including all those potential workers brings the number
r every one of God’s children. It was for that reason the admission rate. Supposedly, limiting immigration will to 6,981,000.
w that I took action in Syria to stop the slaughter of provide jobs and/or higher wages for America’s workers. These potential workers might not wish to move where
Arabic Muslim children who were being gassed by Unfortunately, blaming immigrants for America’s sup- the jobs are located, or work at physically stressful jobs
, their own president, Bashar Assad. It is for this rea- posed economic woes is a long-standing inaccuracy that under difficult conditions. They may be homemakers who
son that I am also standing up to North Korea as Kim now is motivating our Congress as well as our president. cannot afford to pay for daycare. Immigrants can provide
- Jong Un brutalizes and starves his own people. And On August 3, the New York Times referred to a 55-year- inexpensive household and day care help, so that native-
I it is also for this reason that I am taking a hard line old claim that when we closed our doors to Mexican farm born women can afford to enter the labor force and earn
in Iran, which sows terror throughout the world and workers, then California farmers would once again be able higher wages. Immigrants add to our total economy —
. threatens Israel with annihilation. to earn living wages by picking tomatoes. Unfortunately, our gross domestic product — both as consumers and as
“Many people criticize me for these positions. But the tomatoes not being picked by Mexicans started being entrepreneurs.
y only a strong America, standing up for human rights, picked by machines — and they have been ever since. Since most immigrants are not allowed to participate in
is worthy of leadership. What makes the call to limit immigration so inviting to social programs, they do not burden us with health, wel-
“At my inauguration, I made it clear that I would so many? In trying to figure that out, I read every source fare, or social security costs. But they do pay taxes, thus
- put America first. Putting the needs of this country I could find on the web, from sites as conservative as the adding to our resources, not depleting them.
first is my responsibility, because I am America’s George W. Bush Institute to those as liberal as the Wash- By sharing these thoughts and fighting false facts, let
president. But America’s first need is to have strong ington Post. Although some of the articles found some Emma Lazarus’ words on our Statue of Liberty remain true.
- values that it always lives up to. And highest among subsets of our population who do not benefit from immi-
them is the belief that all people are created equal. gration, I learned every single report, overwhelmingly, of Sophie Heymann of Closter and her family escaped from
“I want any and all alt-right white supremacists to no matter what political stripe, weighed in heavily in favor Nazi Europe in 1938. She earned a B.A. at Hunter College and
w know that no matter how much support you may of immigration. an MBA at NYU, partnered with her husband at Abeles and
have given my presidency, regardless of how much Finally, I tested my long-underused MBA skills by study- Heymann, Inc., and has been an active volunteer in Closter
you may think that some of my views align with ing the just-released 40 pages of the July 2017 U.S. Bureau for more than 60 years, including eight years as mayor.
yours, I have nothing in common with you. I care of Labor Statistics, which did provide me with an inter-
- not a bit if I lose your support, because you repre- esting wrinkle: The most likely population group to be
f sent the contravention of all the values that this great harmed by immigrant labor are naturalized, under-edu-
r country I lead stands for. cated American men. Though clearly some Americans are
t “It’s time for all of you to take a good, hard look at underemployed and not earning a living wage, it is not
the irrational hatred in your heart and ask how you because they are being displaced by immigrants. Blam-
could have come to this. How is it that being blessed ing immigration is the old scapegoat that politicians use
to live in America, the greatest and freest country on when they have not been able to improve our economy
, earth, you have still turned to hate? sufficiently, nor control the increasing gap between the
- “But regardless of the conclusions you arrive at, wealth of the lower and the upper classes.
I want you to know that American law enforce- As Jews, we are mandated by God to provide for the
a ment will use any and all legal means to check and stranger. We recently read in Deuteronomy 10:18-19 “You
curb your provocations that lead to violence and shall love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land
that what happened in Charlottesville will not be of Egypt.” We are asked to provide the corners of our fields
repeated again. so that strangers, orphans, and widows may glean there.
“Thank you all. May God bless the family of Isaiah 16:4 asks us to be a refuge for the outcasts of Moab.
Heather Heyer and grant them comfort, and may As first and second generation Americans, as many of us
God bless America. are, we were welcomed into this land of plenty. Now we
must not let the doors be closed behind us by lawmakers
quoting “false facts.” That is not easy, particularly when
those false facts have been ingrained for decades. Not easy
— but not impossible.
The opinions expressed in this section are those of Think of the pebble cast into a pond. The circle grows
the authors, not necessarily those ever larger. Some basic true facts shared in our personal
contacts and social media may break the Congressional
of the newspaper’s editors, publishers, or other
log jam and bring back reason to our nation of immigrants.
staffers. We welcome letters to the editor.
First and foremost: The tighter our immigration laws,
Send them to jstandardletters@gmail.com. the greater the odds of illegal, unvetted immigrants. No
one chooses to be illegal. It is a measure of desperation
to find refuge from unbearable hardships, be it physical

Jewish Standard AUGUST 18, 2017 27
Opinion

The RAISE Act Falls Short

O
n August 2, 2017, with the whose work is in the national interest of Moreover, the Act would system and create one that
support of President Trump, the United States); EB-3 (skilled workers or reduce the number of family- is based on points or merit.
Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) professionals without advanced degrees, based immigrants to 88,000 The Act would allocate
and David Perdue (R-Ga.) as well as unskilled workers); EB-4 (“spe- per year. 140,000 immigrant visas
introduced the Reforming American cial” immigrants, such as ministers, reli- The Act also would create based on a person’s age,
Immigration for a Strong Economy Act gious workers, and employees of the U.S. a temporary nonimmigrant education, English profi-
(RAISE Act), which seeks to reform the Government abroad); and EB-5 (employ- visa (“W” visa) for parents ciency, and offered salary
current U.S. immigration system substan- ment creation immigrants or “investors”). of U.S. citizens, enabling in the United States, and
tially and replace it with a merits-based In addition to eliminating the diversity them to enter the United would require an offer of
system that ignores the benefits of family lottery and limiting the number of refu- States for an initial period Michael
J. employment from a U.S.
unity and the needs of U.S. employers. gees admitted to the United States to no of five years (with exten- Wildes employer, and proof that
more than 50,000 per year, the RAISE Act sions available), but pro- the prospective immigrant
Background seeks to reduce lawful permanent residency hibiting them from working has secured health insur-
According to the U.S. Department of based on family relationships by reducing or receiving any public benefits during ance, either through the U.S. employer
Homeland Security, in 2015, approxi- the number of visas available and restrict- or by posting a bond to purchase the
their stay. To qualify for the W visa, cer-
mately 1,051,031 people became lawful ing the types of familial relationships that tain requirements must be met: the U.S. health insurance.
permanent residents of the United States, would qualify for sponsorship. In addition, citizen must be at least 21 years old, living
Younger applicants would be allo-
with 65 percent securing their status based the RAISE Act seeks to limit employment- cated more points under the RAISE
in the United States, and responsible for
on a family relationship (parent, child, based immigration, not by number, but by the parent’s support while the parent isAct than older applicants would. For
spouse or sibling) to a U.S. citizen or a requiring experience and education that is example, the Act allocates more points
in the United States; and the U.S. citizen
lawful permanent resident; only 140,000 extremely restrictive. must provide evidence that he or she hasfor people who are between 22 and 30
people secured lawful permanent resi- arranged for the parent’s health insur- years old. Once applicants reach 31,
dent status through employment spon- Family-based immigration ance coverage, at no cost to the parent,they are allocated fewer points.
sorship. Employment-based preferences The RAISE Act would eliminate all family- for the duration of the parent’s stay in the
In addition, people with advanced
consist of five categories of workers (and based immigration except for spouses and United States. degrees in specific fields of study would
their spouses and children): EB-1 (e.g., minor children (under the age of 18 years) receive more points. Under the RAISE
people of extraordinary ability, as well as of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent resi- Employment-based Act, points are allocated based on the
outstanding professors and researchers); dents. U.S. citizens and lawful permanent Immigration highest educational degree, favoring
EB-2 (professionals with advanced degrees residents no longer could sponsor their The RAISE Act would eliminate the cur- a doctoral degree over a professional
or aliens of exceptional ability and people parents or siblings for immigrant petitions. rent employment-based immigration degree, over a master’s degree, over

Jewish summer camps — a growth industry

E
ach summer, as CEO of Foun- philanthropists. For PJ Library families, over several years. These new Camp Ramah in New England,
dation for Jewish Camp, I get we have partnered with the Harold Grin- investments are already pay- in Palmer, Massachusetts, and
to make my yearly pilgrimage spoon Foundation to provide the “PJ Goes- ing dividends and over time Camp Kaylie in Wurtsboro,
across North America to visit to-Camp” incentive grants. will produce a profound ROI New York, as this summer
Jewish camps. Growth also has been generated by the on the next generation. they opened brand new or
I feel fortunate to soak in incredible 11 new Jewish specialty camps introduced New and high-qualit y expanded dining and kitchen
moments — a camper conquering a fear since 2010, including camps I visited: JCC program space allows for facilities allowing them to
of heights on the zip line for the first time, Maccabi Sports in Atherton, California, the expansion of thought- continue to grow enrollment.
our Cornerstone fellows running a program Ramah Galim (of the Waves) on the shores ful, meaningful Jewish edu- Camp Morasha in Lakewood,
exploring Jewish values with campers, and in Monterrey, California, and Camp Zeke in cational experiences for all Jeremy J. Pennsylvania, starts construc-
of course, meals ending with song sessions Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. Devel- types of weather. Camp Sabra Fingerman tion immediately after its final
filled with unbridled ruach (spirit) and joy. oped and nurtured under FJC’s Specialty on Lake of the Ozarks in Mis- session concludes.
One highlight of my visits to camps this Camps Incubator and Accelerator programs souri has opened its beautiful Over the ye ars, more
summer has been to witness firsthand the (made possible by the Jim Joseph and AVI Robert M. Beren Sports Pavilion and an air- and more camps have seen an increased
robust growth industry Jewish camp has CHAI Foundations), these new camp ven- conditioned center for arts and crafts. B’nai demand for their oldest camper divisions
become. This season boasts record-break- tures are led by outstanding young social B’rith Camp in Otis, Oregon, built a commu- — the counselor-in-training or leaders-in-
ing enrollment and innovation at Jewish entrepreneurs. Collectively, these 11 camps nity center — the Mercaz — providing much- training programs for rising high school
overnight camps across North America. already have served more than 6,000 camp- needed indoor program space in the center juniors. In many cases, these units are
Demand is driven in part by the suc- ers, more than half of whom otherwise of camp. Camp Young Judaea in Wimberley, housed in older, smaller facilities, and
cess of Foundation for Jewish Camp’s One would not have gone to a Jewish camp that Texas, opened its experiential learning cen- camps are forced to turn away qualified
Happy Camper incentive program. In the summer. We are working diligently to open ter, which has transformed the Judaic pro- and eager young Jewish leaders due to lack
last decade, more than 77,000 first-time six more specialty camps next summer. gram development and delivery. of space. This summer, a number of camps
campers have received an incentive grant Even long-established camps across We have also seen a growing trend of have opened new housing and program-
to encourage first-time camp attendance. North America are upgrading and expand- investing in space for culinary arts, raising ming space for these teen leadership pro-
In our most recent survey, campers return ing camp facilities to serve their growing the bar for teaching and enjoying kosher grams, including Herzl Camp in Webster,
for the second year at an astonishing 87 populations. Through the FJC Building Loan and Israeli cooking to a whole new level. Wisconsin, URJ’s Eisner Camp in Great
percent rate! These first-time grants are Program made possible by the generous For many camps, space constraints in Barrington, Massachusetts, and Camp
provided in partnership with local com- support of the Maimonides Fund, camps the dining halls and kitchens have inhib- Ramah in Conover, Wisconsin. Other
munities through Jewish federations, have been able to accelerate their construc- ited enrollment growth. No more, for Camp camps have similar plans for 2018.
generous foundations, and individual tion projects while donor pledges are paid Judaea in Hendersonville, North Carolina, By investing in facilities we create

28 Jewish Standard AUGUST 18, 2017
Opinion

a bachelor’s degree, and over a high allocated if, in the eight years before an demonstrates our compassion for strug- been criticized for forcing highly skilled
school degree. While foreign degrees application is submitted, the applicant gling American families who deserve immigrants to take low-skilled jobs in
are acceptable, more points are allo- earned an individual Olympic medal or an immigration system that puts their new fields because possessing advanced
cated for degrees earned from U.S. col- placed first in an international sporting needs first and that puts America first.” degrees and experience did not guaran-
leges and universities. The Act strictly event where the majority of the best In making such a statement, however, tee finding jobs in their fields.
defines “professional degree” as includ- athletes in an Olympic sport were rep- President Trump seems to be ignoring While we agree that the immigration
ing only a master’s of business admin- resented. There are no points allocated the fact that many Americans are in fact system needs to be reformed, the presi-
istration, doctor of jurisprudence, or a for people who distinguish themselves immigrants who have made enormous dent should continue to value the ideals
doctor of medicine. Moreover, a bach- in the arts, entertainment, modeling, contributions to our society. Moreover, that are fundamental to American life
elor’s degree in any field will receive business, or education. our current immigration system has — family, economic opportunities, and
minimal points; master’s and doctorate Finally, the RAISE Act allocates more resulted in business development, com- the abundance of positive benefits that
degrees only receive points if they are in points for applicants who are offered a munity improvement, and innovation. foreign nationals bring to the country,
a STEM (science, technology, engineer- salary that at least 150 percent (up to and The RAISE Act’s points-based system especially in terms of the arts, entertain-
ing and mathematics) field. There are no exceeding 300 percent) of the median ignores the demands of U.S. employers ment, research, science, innovation,
points allocated for multiple degrees, or household income in the state where the for seasonal and lower-skilled workers and entrepreneurship.
for master’s and doctoral degrees that applicant will be employed and to appli- upon whom the U.S. economy relies, as Immigration reform that can make
are not in a STEM field, business admin- cants who invest between $1.35 and $1.80 well as for artists and entertainers. This America greater must balance the pri-
istration, law, or medicine. million in business in the United States will result in labor shortages that will orities of securing employment for U.S.
The RAISE Act also allocates points and maintain the investment for a period force U.S. employers to turn to other workers along with business success
based on a prospective immigrant’s longer than one year. options, such as moving their opera- and family unity. These are not compet-
mastery of the English language as tions abroad, so that they have the labor ing interests, and they are not mutually
determined by an accredited exam, Conclusion force their businesses require. exclusive.
such as the TOEFL or IELTS. The type of immigration reform pro- The supporters of the RAISE Act also
The Act also allocates points for posed by the RAISE Act is based on ignore the failure of other points or Michael J. Wildes of Englewood is the
extraordinary achievement, but only the false assumption that the num- merit-based immigration systems. For managing partner of Wildes and Weinberg,
in the sciences and athletics. Points ber of legal immigrants now entering example, the points based system in P.C., a former federal prosecutor with the
are allocated if the applicant is a Nobel the United States harms the economy. Australia and Canada, which President United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn,
laureate or received comparable rec- According media reports, in showing Trump has often lauded as models for an adjunct professor at the Benjamin N.
ognition in scientific or social scien- support for the Act on August 2, Pres- U.S. immigration reform have not been Cardozo School of Law, and a former
tific research. In addition, points are ident Trump said, “This legislation successful. The system in Canada has mayor of Englewood.

I feel fortunate to soak in incredible
moments — a camper conquering a
fear of heights on the zip line for the
first time, our Cornerstone fellows
running a program exploring Jewish
values with campers, and of course,
meals ending with song sessions filled
with unbridled ruach (spirit) and joy.
opportunities for programming, experi- record of growth comes from the talented,
ential learning, and community building. dedicated, and thoughtful camp directors,
When camps invest in new dining halls, the working tirelessly and under the weight of
entire community can gather together three enormous responsibility each summer. My
times a day for meals, singing, and expres- visits this summer affirmed my admiration
sions of appreciation before and after the and appreciation for the roles these lead- The B’nai B’rith camp in Otis, Oregon, built the Mercaz, a center for indoor programs.
meal. Camp nurses report healthier and ers play in enabling joyous Jewish expres-
happier campers, citing air-conditioned, sions to take hold. the myriad of issues confronting today’s truly helping to build a more vibrant Jew-
comfortable dining facilities as well as fewer I learn much from my conversations young people. In their camps, they employ ish future.
instances of dehydration and better eating with field veterans and graduates of FJC’s vision and purpose in creating a labora-
habits. Whether growing participation, leadership development programs, includ- tory for 21st century Jewish living — inten- Jeremy J. Fingerman is the CEO of the
capacity, or creating space for Jewish con- ing the Executive Leadership Institute, tional, joyous, spirited, and meaningful. Foundation for Jewish Camp. He lives in
nections, camps that upgrade their facilities made possible by the Marcus Foundation. I feel fortunate to have had the oppor- Englewood with his family; he is vice president
increase their impact. These camp professionals are on the front tunity this summer to see such growth in of Congregation Ahavath Torah there. Write to
The final secret to the field’s track lines of our Jewish future, grappling with action in the Jewish camp industry. We are him at Jeremy@jewishcamp.org.

Jewish Standard AUGUST 18, 2017 29
Opinion

On running while Jewish (and Republican)

I
’m running for office. new federation endeavor The Jewish organizations
More specifically, I am running that gets warped due to the blames lack of innovation.
for city council in the great city of perceived and potential They both are sure of two
Hoboken. (This is not a campaign In many election dissent of key donors, true things — first, that if they
plug, and I’m not suggesting you go to leadership that focuses on had more funds they could
my campaign website, Einstein4Hobo- cycles, I have efficiency, effectiveness, achieve the goal, and sec-
ken.com, and make a donation.) I am witnessed people and achievable goals is as ond, that they are better
the only candidate running both as a rare as it is important. How than the alternative.
loud and proud member of the Jewish playing to special many times have we seen As an involved member
community and as a Republican. interest groups, the office seekers warn of Joshua of the Jewish community
It’s a legally nonpartisan race, which the end of the world if the Sotomayor- and a candidate for local
means there are no primaries and no engaging in the other person wins? How Einstein office, I want better options
party hoops and loops a potential can- theatrical politics many times have we heard on both levels. It’s up to
didate must jump through in order to Jewish organizations stress every one of us in both
appear on the ballot. So, while some of virtue signaling, that some new endeavor is the key to sty- spheres to raise the bar and demand
people have suggested playing silent on and engaging in mieing assimilation or anti-Israel bias? more substantive analysis and discus-
my Jewish identity and Republican affili- Whether the political class or in the sion, both from our would-be political
ation, I haven’t and will do no such thing. least-common- Jewish organizational world there is leaders and from those at the helm of
I have been involved in politics for denominator always another crisis around the corner. Jewish community organizations.
roughly half a dozen years, and recently It is used in both arena’s not to engage
was elected to the New Jersey Republi- appeals. the analytical area of the public’s brain Joshua Sotomayor-Einstein is a member
can State Committee. In many election but is designed to scare one into action. of the Hudson County Regional
cycles, I have witnessed people playing more palatable to their perceived vot- Whether voting or donating, the public Jewish Council, a Republican State
to special interest groups, engaging in ing masses. This is a problem in politics is almost never given an honest assess- committeeman, and an independent
the theatrical politics of virtue signaling, that unfortunately is common in organi- ment of their investment. Both the candidate for Hoboken City Council. He
and engaging in least-common-denom- zational Jewish life as well. politician and the organizational Jew- founded the Moishe House in Hoboken
inator appeals. All of this has required Whether a municipal master plan that ish world always have excuses for their in 2007 and has been published in more
those politicians to mute their own is never voted on because its current failure to deliver on their past promises. than 13 papers and websites.
identities in order to make themselves incarnation might offend someone or a The politician blames the opposition.

Letters

First they came for the excluding its benevolence and tolerance about negligence and living in a world War. At the top of the list was racism and
chasidim… from groups that are not in fashion. screaming about equality and who did slavery. The traitorous Confederacy and all
A Jewish newspaper, devoting enor- Perhaps we need to update Mar- what to whom, who was where first. It that was involved remains the glaring sym-
mous space to the argument that the tin Niemoller’s famous WWII poem is certainly not about education. bol of an ugly and destructive heritage.
Mahwah eruv dispute is not anti-Semi- to now read, “First they came for the The hatred for Israel, of Jews, the Jew- I believe that all artifacts alluding
tism (“Wired,” August 11) it’s anti-chasi- chassidim….” ish Nation, Israel. to those leaders and the Confederacy
dism; it’s about, to quote your article, Harry J. Reidler The hatred for people of color, the (including Stone Mountain in Georgia)
not wanting neighborhoods to change, Englewood hatred for those with certain illnesses be removed from public domain and
opposing a group that moves en masse, and disabilities. The hatred of religious relocated to private collections and
ignores building code, is not in sync It’s about ignorance beliefs and the belief in religion itself as museums.
with the common feel of an American It is so simple to hate; in the name of final and finite. I applaud President Trump for force-
neighborhood, etc. religion, in the name of color, in the All of it is the ignorance we live with fully and specifically clarifying his con-
Did you read what you wrote? This name of beliefs, heritage and culture. and are near and are surrounded by and demnation of white supremacists (KKK,
screed is the same, racist, ugly, hateful It is simple to hate what is not under- lead by, in our country…. Neo Nazis, etc.) and all other extremists
argument that was used for decades to stood; so much more simple than read- The false news, the fake news, the who promote hatred, xenophobia and
exclude African-Americans — that they ing and listening and communicating fake lives…. All of it ignorance.. violence. Organizers of demonstrations
bring crime and slums and force neigh- and trying to find out why and how. Sandra Steuer Cohen that seek hatred and division of Ameri-
borhoods to change. It is the same argu- Most people, even the most educated Teaneck cans are criminals. They should not be
ment that is now used to exclude honor- among us, hate because it is easiest, given permits to congregate. If they suc-
able, devout Muslims. Not long ago, this because then they can shove some other Tear down the statues ceed in causing (potential or actual) lethal
same argument was used to reject even kind of people in the closet rather than I believe that all leaders (political and violence they must be prosecuted to the
secular and Reform Jews from exclusive talking with them or learning truly who military) of the Confederacy are guilty fullest extent of applicable law.
schools, clubs, and other venues. they are. Because that would make life of treason against our beloved republic. Jerrold Terdiman MD
This kind of thinking is a direct a bit more complicated. So why bother? I hold that they should be stripped of Woodcliff Lake
byproduct of today’s regressive-progres- When I see continuous repetitions of all honors that have been accorded to
sive identity politics; the failure to view the same train of thought on hatred, I them up until the present time with the CORRECTION
people as individuals, but only as mem- wonder if those who walk around with permission of the United States. This In last week’s piece, “The Items,” by Lyndra
bers of a group, with society doling out signs and join radical killing machines includes burial in the sacred Arlington Kraar, we said that Piotrkowska Street was
its favors to those groups that can best actually understand the meaning of National Cemetery. “inside the Lodz Ghetto.” In fact, it was outside
advocate for their own victimhood and those groups. It’s about ignorance, it’s There were many causes for the Civil the ghetto.

30 Jewish Standard AUGUST 18, 2017
Healthy Living & Adult Lifestyles

What is an embryologist?

I
f you or a loved
one is having dif-
ficult y conceiv-
ing, you may have
re searched in vitro
fertilization options.
Melissa Nanidzhanyan,
an embryologist at The
Valley Hospital Fertility
Center, defines in vitro
fertilization, which is
commonly referred to
as IVF, as “a process that
begins with ovulation
induction to stimulate a
woman’s ovaries. Next,
the eggs are harvested
through an ultrasound-
guided technique. Once
the eg gs have been
retrieved, they are fertil-
ized and grown in a lab-
oratory for three to five
days before the embryos
are transferred into the
woman’s uterus or fro-
zen for implantation at a
later date.”
A key member of an
IVF patient’s clinical
team is her embryologist. “An embry- to have the embryo implanted into her
ologist is a scientist who has a bachelor’s uterus.
degree in the clinical sciences and who If the embryos require genetic testing, Discover

at
participates in continuing education to five cells are gathered from the embryo
ensure that she is aware of any clinical on day five or six after insemination. The more ways
developments in the field of embryology. cells are then sent to a specialized lab for
She specializes in the care of embryos genetic testing, which can take approxi- to live well

home.
from the time of egg retrieval to the time mately a week. While the cells are under-
when the embryo is implanted into the going genetic testing, the embryologists
woman’s uterus,” explains Nicole Burns, will closely examine the embryos to
Embryologist, The Valley Hospital Fertil- identify those that are morphologically
ity Center. The embryologist is respon- strongest. This includes testing all 23
sible for: chromosomes for any visible abnor-
malities. Because of the length of time
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• Maintaining the lab environment for
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• Inseminating the eggs to create cessful pregnancy by reducing instances own home? We can help. Whether it’s stimulating
embryos of miscarriages.
• Freezing sperm, eggs and embryos The Valley Hospital’s Fertility Center is
social activities at our Gallen Center, an aide to help
• Grading and observing the embryos led by Ali Nasseri, M.D., Ph.D., medical with housework, a care manager to help plan for
• Performing laser biopsies on certain director and Dehan Chen, M.D., associ-
the future, or guidance to keep your home safe —
embryos to screen for genetic diseases ate clinical director. Also practicing at
the center is Keri L. Greenseid, M.D. The we’re here. Talk to one of our experts today.
As an IVF patient, there are two differ- center’s staff understands the emotional
ent embryo cycles that may be involved and psychological concerns of couples
in your care. The first, a fresh cycle, and individuals seeking infertility treat-
involves the embryologist inseminat- ment and possesses not only the medi-
ing the egg so that an embryo can be cal expertise responsible for superior
implanted into the patient’s uterus five success rates, but the caring and com-
days after the egg’s retrieval. The second passionate approach that leads many
A Member of The Jewish Home Family
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Attitude is everything inconvenience and obligation instead of
a milestone.
For Baby Boomers who spent a life-
time in the spotlight building a soci-
A senior’s contributions may seem ety after World War II and the Cold
Richard Portugal hummingbird’s wings, holding its head limited, but are actually just beginning. War, it comes as a communal shock to

A
steady as it dips for a flower’s honey, reveal- Our time on this green planet may seem be expected to be spectators and not
ttitude is everything. It is who we ing the mastery of form and function. It is truncated, the years winding down participants on history’s grand path
are, who we want to be, who we what gives meaning to an entity’s existence. rather than seemingly limitless, but their forward. As seniors well know, youth
can be! Attitude is not just perti- And attitude is everything to a human impact is magnified due to this short- is a wonderful commodity, bring-
nent to humans — we observe it being: our body position and language, the ened duration. It all depends on attitude. ing energy, innovation and novelty to
in all species. It is like the air we breathe; it gleam in our eyes, the bounce in our step A participant in one of my senior timeless issues. Youth deserves and
is all around us. and how we express our path, our balance exercise classes demonstrates an atti- will earn its responsibilities. But seniors
Observe a hawk floating in a lazy arc high and coordination. It is attitude that defines tude that is wonderfully motivational. have much to contribute. Sitting on the
in the air. Folding its wings, it drops like a who we are. It is a basic charisma that ema- She does not intend to inspire, but her sidelines is a choice. Attitude makes
missile on unsuspecting prey and then nates from our inner soul to radiate out- positive energy is infectious. She has fun that choice obvious!
gracefully floats upward on a warm updraft. wards; it is an announcement of our pres- with the exercises, grows with them,
A lion’s roar alone defines the jungle king, its ence in this world. Stephen Hawkins does and expresses a joy that inflates each Richard Portugal is the founder and
mane dancing in the warm African breeze, not require physical speed and agility to day as she lives it. Seniors can bemoan owner of Fitness Senior Style, which
its teeth a carnivore’s allure. To its rear, a substantiate his worth; his attitude flows the shortening of their remaining time or exercises seniors for balance, strength,
cheetah sprints at sixty miles per hour, its from the beauty of his mind. Nelson Man- embrace the relevancy of each day left. and cognitive fitness in their own
mere speed a dazzling display of charisma dela’s twenty-seven years in prison did not We can lament being placed on society’s homes. He has been certified as a senior
and charm. In the far off distance, a moun- define him; it was his attitude upon release. injured reserve list or instead make rel- trainer by the American Senior Fitness
tain gorilla thumps its chest in a pantomime Eleanor Roosevelt’s sense of self was dimin- evant our time, energies and endeavors. Association. For further information, call
that has always asserted bold intent. Notice ished through her difficult formative years, It is all in the attitude! (201) 937-4722.
two tame leashed dogs on a city street. Size yet it was her attitude that gave impact and
does not dictate dominance; it is stance remembrance to her life.
and a long forgotten but still present wolf- Many people show remarkable dexterity in
ish arrogance. confronting their life’s demons, and dig deep
It is these various attitudes that define
those animals we behold. Stature is the
to turn misfortune into courageous action.
Most seniors fall into this category, for when
Blue light from our phones
essence of attitude; it is in the eyes, the turning a certain older age, society regards damages our sleep
body language, the walk. The speed of a you as a liability rather than an advantage; an
Brian Blum melatonin production.
Melatonin regulates the body’s bio-
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nder the best of circum- that dissonance. With Dr. Shimon Glick,
stances, attending medical a founding member of BGU’s Faculty of
school is a daunting under- Medicine and a leader in the practice
(Resident, Lillian Grunfeld with her daughter, taking. Add to the equation of medical humanism and medical eth-
Dir. of Community Relations, Debbie Corwin)
studying in a country thousands of miles ics, we learned that this oath and this
from home with different customs and ceremony is in place to bear on us the
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self. He had never been to the hospital to study. I wanted to enjoy studying and
before and was initially concerned that learning new things. I don’t know when I
his identity as a Bedouin might compro- made my mind to try to observe the Sab-
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at how little that mattered. He noted that have during the year. But that was one of
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goal, and that was to help her. Israel is a During this time, I catch up with fam-
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MSIH student, explains, “At MSIH and not only learn in a traditional classroom
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It could be a scam
Serving the Jewish community The ways in which one can be scammed 4. You are asked to provide sensitive
of Bergen County for 12 years seem to multiply each year. There are personal information such as a social
phone scams, computer scams, mail security number, credit card data, bank
All certified home health aides scams, and lottery scams to name a few. account number, email, PIN number, or
licensed, bonded and criminal More recently, the “grandparents scam,” personal passwords.
where an older adult receives a call from 5. The caller avoids answering ques-
background checks a “grandchild” who needs money imme- tions about who they are or how they
diately to get out of a dire situation, has got your number.
RN supervision & coordination become popular. This scam, and others, 6. The caller threatens with arrest or
target senior citizens as they are viewed legal action, becomes hostile, or uses
as a population with financial assets profanity if you don’t “pay up!”
Hourly, live-in and respite care
who tend to be more vulnerable. AARP 7. Someone tells you to pay money up
reports that that older adults are duped front before you can receive your pur-
24/7 live on-call service out of an estimated $3 billion every year. ported winnings.
The proliferation of scams has led to 8. The “official” documents you
Complimentary social work increased efforts to educate older adults receive have misspellings, poor gram-
and the community about fraud and mar, and/or fake looking logos.
services how to prevent becoming a victim. For 9. You are directed to send money in
example, August has been designated as non-traditional ways; by wire transfer,
Linkages to other elder care AARP’s Fraud Fighting Month and the money orders, or pre-paid debit cards.
options New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs 10. The call or solicitor persists even
is providing educational materials to after you say you are not interested.
help citizens protect themselves against If you suspect you have been targeted
fraud. Regardless of the specific scam, by a scammer, or have actually been a
there are common techniques used by victim of fraud, you can file a complaint
1.866.7FREEDOM scammers to intimidate their targets.
The Division of Consumer Affairs’ “Top
by contacting the New Jersey Division
of Consumer Affairs at 800-242-5846.
(1.866.737.3336)
Ten Red Flags That It Might Be a Scam” Share this list with friends and family.
www.freedomhh.com
provides warning signs that indicate you If you are an older adult and have an
may be the victim of fraud. Being aware aide who provides care, you may want
of these common tricks, can help older to share this list with your aide as well.
adults identify scams and foil the crimi- The aide may be helpful in alerting you
nal’s plan. Below is a slightly abbreviated to possible scams and helping you make
version of this list. The complete list can a call to file a complaint if needed.
be found at http://www.njconsumeraf- Freedom Home Healthcare, located in
fairs.gov/fightingfraud/ Hackensack, was founded in 2003 by a
1. You are told not to tell any- group of dedicated and compassionate
body about your alleged “prize” or experts in geriatrics. We are proud to
“winnings.” represent more than 200 years of pro-
2. You are pressured to “act quickly” fessional experience in aging, a 3 year
without thinking to “take advantage of a winner of the national recognition of
great opportunity,” or to “avoid criminal the Best of Home Care Award (only 1%
or legal proceedings.” of company’s achieve this honor) and a
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investment returns, lottery winnings, or vice Firm. www.freedom-homehealth-
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Andiamo Restaurant to host
18th annual benefit motorcycle ride
Andiamo Restaurant will host its 18th Profits will support the Englewood
annual Benefit Motorcycle Run on Sun- Hospital and Medical Center Founda-
day, September 10 at 10:20 a.m., bring- tion, Haworth Volunteer Ambulance,
ing together nearly 1,000 riders and Special Olympics, Haworth Police Auxil-
thousands of participants in one of New iary, Andiamo Scholarship to St. Therese
Jersey’s largest fundraisers on wheels. School, and other local charities.
Both these women are Why Weight success stories Led by a motorcycle police brigade, Don Dickstein, owner of Andiamo
with representatives from police depart- Restaurant, initially launched the run
The New Year is coming. ments from all over New Jersey and New in 2000 to raise funds for the Cresskill
How about a new you? Start now! York, the ride departs from Andiamo Police Department, and has since
Restaurant in Haworth and follows a expanded the event in support of addi-
• Real Food • No Drugs • Daily Coaching 70-mile course through Bergen and tional charity beneficiaries.
Rockland Counties - as the course is fully To register, visit: andiamorun.com or
Call Today! 844-949-9344 escorted, your feet will never touch the call (201) 384-1551
ground. When the ride wraps up, Andi- Rider Fee: $30 / Passenger Fee: $15
www.whyweightonline.com amo Restaurant hosts a block party cel- Block Party: Free for ride participants,
Convenient locations near you. ebration with food and entertainment. all others pay $10 for unlimited food.

36 Jewish Standard AUGUST 18, 2017
Professional Hearing Aid Center
Photo left to right: Bill and Tani Austin, owners of Starkey Hearing Technologies with
Peggy Stanlick and Mark Salvesen, owner of Professional Hearing Aid Center.

Congratulations
ON RECEIVING
DIRECTOR’S AWARD
FROM STARKEY HEARING TECHNOLOGIES
MARK SALVESEN Founder of PHAC, BC-HIS*
Mr. Salvesen has been owner/operator of Professional Hearing Aid Center for over 30 years. Mark has been helping people
a member of
the International Hearing Aid Society since 1989. He is also a member of the American Auditory Society. Mark enjoys all
facets of his profession and over the years has been honored for his achievements. Mr. Salvesen has been presented
multiple awards over the past three decades. Most recently he was presented with the directors award from Starkey Hearing
Technologies for going above and beyond to help the hearing impaired in his community. Mark is an active member of the
Starkey Hearing Foundation and has donated his time to mission work in several different countries. Professional Hearing Aid
Center has received the Hearing Angel Award from the Foundation and remains committed to our mission work both
home and abroad.
PEGGY J. STANLICK BC-HIS**

a decade. Prior to that, Peggy was Director of Social Services in a nursing care facility. Peggy enjoys working with product
development, keeping Professional Hearing Aid Center at the cutting edge of technology in the hearing healthcare industry.
Ms. Stanlick has trained Dispensers throughout New Jersey and received many awards for her dedication to serving the
hearing impaired. Ms. Stanlick is actively involved in raising awareness about hearing loss and conducts educational seminars
throughout the year in the community. Ms. Stanlick has been honored by the International Hearing Aid Society for excellence
and continues to bring new, innovative and award winning products and techniques to the practice.

New Jersey Hearing Aid Dispenser License# 535*/1086**

681 MAIN STREET, HACKENSACK , NJ 07601
call for an appointment at (201) 343-1980

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Medication-free, FDA-approved depression treatment now available
TMS Centers of America has opened centers in Englewood areas of the brain that are associated with mood. Since its treatment centers, Klein, along with his wife, Batya,
and Paramus as well as Columbus Circle and the Upper FDA approval in 2008, more than 25,000 patients have are diligently working to educate physicians and
East Side of Manhattan. The centers are dedicated solely to been treated with impressive, measurable results, many of patients about the success achieved through TMS
treating patients with Major Depressive Disorder and other whom experience full remission from depression. therapy.
behavioral health challenges such as anxiety and OCD. TMS Ben Klein, founder of TMS Centers of America, is “I was astounded by the lack of awareness in the
(Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) treatments are an effec- excited to offer this treatment to patients in the Bergen medical community about the availability and effec-
tive, non-invasive medication-free protocol with little to no County and New York City areas. A lifetime entrepreneur tiveness of TMS treatment. I also have a personal con-
side effects associated with medications. with a wide-ranging healthcare business-development nection with a close family member who suffers from
TMS treatment uses targeted magnetic energy to stimulate background that includes pharmaceuticals, clinics and depression and has successfully undergone TMS treat-
ment. She said ‘two things saved my life; my dog and
TMS’. Amazing! This has led me to further explore
how to best provide access to this life-changing treat-
ment method to patients across the country,” stated
Mr. Klein.
While TMS has been FDA-approved for almost
a decade, many patients and physicians alike are
unaware of its overwhelming success. Drug compa-
nies control a very large part of the healthcare indus-
try. Therefore, more often than not, patients who suf-
fer from major depression are offered a prescription or
even a “cocktail” of different prescriptions. Typically
these prescriptions don’t always work and are accom-
panied by significant side effects. “Of the 16.1 million
U.S. adults who suffer from major depressive disorder,
4 million of them are poorly served, either from inad-
equate response to medication or intolerance to side
effects,” explained Klein.
The treatment protocol is 18 minutes, sitting up com-
fortably in a chair while the pulses are being delivered.
Patients can read, chat, watch TV or listen to music
while being treated. The best part is they can go about
the rest of their day without any adverse side effects.
If you or a loved one is suffering from depression you
can call TMS Centers of America for a consultation at
(800) 688-3609. Specialists will answer any questions
you might have and help with the insurance verifica-
tion process, since TMS treatment is covered by most
insurance providers.

Brightview Tenafly
awarded 2017 Readers’
Choice honors
for second year
For the second consecutive year, Brightview Tenafly
has been awarded the Jewish Standard’s 2017 Readers’
Choice Award.
The community finished second place in the
Assisted Living Multiple Locations category.
“We are thrilled with this honor,” says Toni Musto,
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Paramus. “This honor is important to us, and says a lot
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Know the risks of concussions in youth sports

T
o assist parents and coaches in concussion. Follow-up tests can be admin- limited. The fee is $25. Call (201) 447-8133 Although less common, bleeding in the
protecting young athletes from istered over days or weeks so clinicians for more information and to register. brain can occur with some head injuries.
the serious head injuries that can continue to track the athlete’s recov- A concussion is a brain injury. Concus- Loss of consciousness, mental status dete-
can result from returning to play ery from the injury. sions are most commonly caused by a rioration and worsening symptoms raise
too soon after suffering a concussion, The The Sports Institute Concussion Manage- bump or blow to the head, but, can also be the concern for a bleeding injury. An ath-
Valley Hospital Sports Institute offers the ment Program also uses the Biodex Biosway caused by a sudden deceleration or accel- lete does not need to lose consciousness
ImPACT Concussion Management Test. Balance testing unit. The test takes about eration of the head. In either scenario, the (black out) to suffer a concussion. In fact,
ImPACT (Immediate Post Concussion 5 minutes and provides a psycho-motor brain, suspended inside the skull and sur- less than 10 percent of concussed athletes
Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is an assessment of concussion injuries. Athletes rounded by fluid, continues to travel with lose consciousness.
innovative computerized evaluation sys- should be tested in the preseason to gather momentum until it “bangs” up against the An athlete who suffers a concussion can
tem that assesses the effects and severity baseline information that can be used for skull – causing a brain-bruising injury – or be at risk for a condition known as Second
of a concussion and helps determine when comparison in the event of a concussion to concussion. What may seem to be a mild Impact Syndrome if he or she returns to
it is safe for an athlete to return to contact assess the extent of the injury and the ath- bump or blow to the head can be serious. sports before full recovery. Second impact
sports following a concussion. lete’s readiness to return to activity. You can’t see a concussion. Signs and syndrome is a life-threatening condition in
ImPACT testing is suitable for athletes Since most high schools in the area have symptoms of a concussion can show up which a second concussion occurs before
ages 10 and older. Testing is appropriate the testing in place already, the Sports Insti- right after the injury, or may not appear a first concussion has properly healed,
in a “group setting” for athletes ages 11 and tute is providing this service primarily for or be noticed until days or weeks after causing rapid and severe brain swelling.
older. It is a 20-30 minute neurocognitive the recreation and town-sponsored youth the injury. If your child reports any symp- Second impact syndrome can result from
test battery that includes measures of ver- sports teams for athletes ages 11 and older. toms of concussion, or if you notice the even a very mild concussion that occurs
bal and visual memory, attention span, The next scheduled baseline testing ses- symptoms yourself, seek medical attention days or weeks after the initial concussion.
brain processing speed, and reaction time sions will take place on Monday, August 28 right away. Common symptoms include: “Second Impact Syndrome can be pre-
and balance. If an athlete experiences a and Wednesdays August 30, September 13, headache, dizziness, feeling foggy, nau- vented,” Donald Tomaszewski, director of
concussion, he or she is re-tested and the and 27 at Valley’s Kraft Center, located at sea, fatigue and confusion. Common signs The Valley Hospital Sports Institute said.
baseline data is compared to the post- 15 Essex Road in Paramus. Two sessions include memory loss, a loss of balance and “Don’t allow an athlete to return to sports
concussion data to monitor recovery and will be held on that date: at 4:30 p.m. and coordination, Aand
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Solar eclipse safety
Doctors warn anyone who is planning to view the
upcoming solar eclipse to make sure they are not
using phony protective eyeglasses that could cause
permanent eye damage.
Millions of people are expected to view the stellar
solar sight on August 21. But medical experts caution
looking directly at a partial solar eclipse could harm
your vision – burning cells off your retina.
What happens if you look directly at the sun during
a partial eclipse without proper eye protection?
You will not experience pain, but the whole time
you are looking at the sun, you are burning your eyes.
You can experience a variety of stages of blindness,
each affecting certain parts of the eye.
Photokeratitis: Cornea cells blister causing sandpa-
per sensation on eyes. Temporary blindness should
Enjoy Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot or even a Vacation
heal within a few days.
Solar Retinopathy: A burn to the retina can have away from home knowing your loved one is cared for at CareOne at Teaneck
more lasting effects. Some people will heal in three
to six months, while others might always deal with Many families who are taking care of a loved one cannot go on vacation or spend Yom Tov away from home.
Now you can knowing that your loved one is receiving the highest quality of care at Care One at Teaneck’s
blurred vision or even partial blindness due to macu-
Yom Tov and Vacation respite program.
lar degeneration.
Unfortunately, once your eyes are burned
there is no quick fix. Here are four steps for solar
We provide a full range of programs and services:
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Englewood Hospital implants Simple drug cocktail
world’s smallest wireless pacemaker reduces post-surgery
The Heart and Vascular Institute at Englewood Hospital “Pacemakers have long been a life-changing way of
cancer relapse
and Medical Center is now offering a wireless pacemaker restoring the heart’s normal rhythm and relieving symp- BRian Blum
for patients with bradycardia, or slow or irregular heart toms like dizziness, fatigue, and fainting,” Dr. Grant
rhythm. The device — Micra Transcatheter Pacing System Simons, section chief of heart rhythm services at Engle- Following surgery to remove cancerous growths and
(Medtronic®) — is an FDA-approved and Medicare-covered wood Hospital and Medical Center said. “This new device tumors, conventional medical practice has been to
pacemaker one-tenth the size of conventional pacemakers. is really something special, and a great advancement for refrain from any additional intervention for a period of
Dr. David Feigenblum, an electrophysiologist at Engle- the treatment of individuals with bradycardia.” several weeks before and after the surgery. That means
wood Hospital and Medical Center, successfully implanted The Micra Transcatheter Pacing System is also the first no chemotherapy, radiation, or immune therapy.
the hospital’s first Micra pacemaker. “Unlike traditional and only transcatheter pacing system to be approved for New research from Israel says that may be a
pacemakers, this device does not require cardiac wires, both 1.5 and 3 Tesla (T) full-body magnetic resonance fatal mistake.
or leads, or a surgical pocket under the skin,” he said. imaging (MRI) scans. Most cancer-related deaths are actually the result
“Thanks to its small size, we can deliver it through a cath- To find an electrophysiologist performing this pro- of “post-surgical metastatic recurrence,” where cells
eter and implant it directly into the heart. That means it’s cedure, patients can call 844-33-MDNOW, the physician of the main cancerous tumor that was presumably
invisible outside of the body and avoids complications referral line for MDPartners of Englewood Hospital and removed travel to other parts of the body where,
associated with leads.” Medical Center. undetected, they can proliferate into inoperable and
ultimately deadly new growths.
The researchers found that, rather than do noth-
ing around cancer surgery, if they applied a specific
drug regimen consisting of a beta blocker and an
anti-inflammatory, they could reduce the risk of can-
cer recurrence. The recommended inexpensive drug
cocktail is considered safe and consists of Deralin
(used to reduce blood pressure and anxiety) and Eto-
pan (which reduces inflammation).
Dr. Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu of Tel Aviv University’s
School of Psychological Sciences and the Sagol School
of Neuroscience says that his colleagues were shocked
by the results.
“Even within the medical establishment, we
encountered some levels of disbelief and antagonism,”
he explains. “But after conducting ample studies in
animal models of cancer, and re viewing the medical
literature, we came to the firm conclusion that maybe
this is the most important period in the prevention of
cancer recurrence.”
For the study, 38 breast-cancer patients at three
Israeli medical centers were given Deralin and Etopan
five days before their surgeries, the day of their sur-
geries, and five days after their surgeries. Blood and
tumor tissue samples were then analyzed.
“We found that the drugs were very efficient in
reducing biomarkers of metastatic processes,” Ben-
Eliyahu says. “For example, we found that the drug
treatment reverses EMT — the process that tumor cells
go through to slip out of the primary tumor and enter
another organ.”
The research team has found similar results with
colorectal cancer patients; that research has not been
published yet. The current study appeared in the jour-
nal Clinical Cancer Research. Ben-Eliyahu collabo-

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Leading-edge technology for prostate cancer
detection introduced at Englewood Hospital

A
n advanced technology called percent. Those considered to be at low Center. “Using a 3-Telsa magnet – the taken from random areas of the prostate
MRI ultrasound fusion biopsy risk can be placed on active surveillance, most advanced on the consumer mar- and can miss a prostate tumor entirely.
is now being used to diagnose or watchful waiting, but standard biopsy ket — MRI is proving to be effective in MRI ultrasound fusion biopsy is ideal
prostate cancer at Englewood has shortcomings in determining the risk diagnosing clinically significant prostate for men who have an elevated prostate-
Hospital and Medical Center. The tech- level,” said Dr. Maximiliano Sorbellini, cancers that require treatment. As a radi- specific antigen (PSA) as determined by
nology uses a two-step process that director of urologic oncology and asso- ologist reading the images, I can now a blood test, including those with a pre-
offers greater accuracy over traditional ciate medical director of The Lefcourt localize for the urologist a potentially vious negative biopsy result, men with
prostate cancer biopsies. First, a patient Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness clinically significant lesion that requires an abnormal rectal exam, or men diag-
undergoes magnetic resonance imaging Center at Englewood Hospital and Medi- biopsy. MRI by itself cannot diagnose nosed with prostate cancer who are on
(MRI) of the prostate. A radiologist evalu- cal Center. “This new MRI ultrasound prostate cancer, but it is a powerful tool active surveillance, also known as watch-
ates the images and identifies and marks fusion biopsy technology has been shown to help urologists provide the most accu- ful waiting.
any suspicious areas for further evalu- to more accurately determine whether a rate diagnosis for patients to give them a The procedure is performed on an out-
ation by a urologist. The urologist then patient has higher risk prostate cancer or personalized treatment plan.” patient basis at Englewood Hospital and
fuses or superimposes the images with lower risk prostate cancer. By risk stratify- The traditional approach to prostate Medical Center. A patient must first be
real-time ultrasound images, which pro- ing patients, physicians can better inform biopsy involves ultrasound, but with- evaluated by a urologist to determine if he
duces 3D images of the suspicious areas them about their treatment options, be out the benefit of enhanced visualization is a candidate for MRI ultrasound fusion
and offers improved ability to biopsy it active surveillance or surgery or radia- offered by the fusion technology. Using an biopsy. For more information and a refer-
the prostate. tion therapy.” ultrasound probe with a needle through ral, patients can contact The Lefcourt
“Some 60 percent of newly diagnosed “This is an exciting advancement in the anus, a urologist extracts small sam- Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness
prostate cancer patients are considered imaging and cancer diagnosis,” said ples of prostate tissue to look for cancer. Center at Englewood Hospital and Medical
low-risk on initial biopsy, but if a biopsy Dr. Mark Shapiro, chief of radiology But these ultrasound images are generally Center (201) 608-2266 or cancer.center@
is repeated, that number drops to 30 at Englewood Hospital and Medical of poor quality. As a result, the samples are ehmchealth.org.

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The Frazzled Housewife Crossword
“Candyland”
By Yoni Glatt, koshercrosswords@gmail.com
Difficulty Level- Medium

Quiz me
Banji Ganchrow the problem. There were five questions

F
and you were supposed to choose only
or the first time in a while I one of four answers for each question. I
started reading a magazine. I was unable to do that. Each answer was
have no idea how or why I get the right one.
a subscription to Health maga- Now some of you have given me a hard
zine, but the cover informed time about being so self
me that it was my last issue, deprecating, but this was
and since I have no intention vindicating my personality
of resubscribing — since I never defect. After all, if a quiz in
ordered it in the first place — I Health magazine was telling
decided to read it. The cover me that I snack out of habit,
is a picture of a 44-year-old my meals aren’t quite cut-
actress who has the body of a ting it, I am an emotional
22-year-old. (Of course not the eater, and I snack because
body I had at 22, but I am hop- it is there, I am really in big
ing you get the point.) Banji trouble! (Pun intended)
Sometimes I wonder if Ganchrow Fortunately, Health really
magazines are on the decline cares about my health, so
because people are tired of it gave me suggestions. I
seeing how good other people look. The should make my late night snacks health-
attention-grabbing headlines of this par- ier, I shouldn’t leave junk food on the
ticular issue are “Why Starve? Detox with counter, I should ask myself how I am feel-
Food,” which I am hoping means
I can eat pints of ice cream and
cleanse my system all at the same Across Down
time. (And for those of you who 1. A tallit might be spun on one 1. Hallström who directed Josh Gad in “A
are lactose intolerant, that is Sometimes I wonder 5. He anointed David, for short
8. Some Adanim tea
Dog’s Purpose”
2. “The Road to Wealth” writer Suze
probably what ice cream does to
you.) Or another article, “Gym
if magazines are on 14. Square root of shesh-esrai 3. He appointed Jack Lew as White

Free Abs.” I have abs, thank the decline because 15. Capote, to friends
16. Like one who really doesn’t want to
House Chief of Staff
4. Pubs for a false god?
you very much — and I did get
them from detoxing with food.
people are tired of go into The Ari’s (freezing) mikvah
17. Albert Einstein and Jonas Salk, e.g.
5. Writer R.L.’s relatives
6. “Two nations ___ in your womb”
I really should publish my own seeing how good 19. Make like most of Israel’s tribes in the
year 3205
(Gen. 25: 23)
7. Spiritual improvement movement
magazine.
But I really do love flipping
other people look. 20. Biblical figure Superman was origi-
nally based on
started in the 19th century
8. Those in need of tzeddakah
through periodicals, and my 21. Had some (kreplach) 9. Green of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for
mother enjoys leaving me all of her old ing before I eat my emotions (and every- 23. Testify Peculiar Children”
24. Give power to (like G-d to Solomon) 10. Summarizes last week’s parsha
issues of Vogue, InStyle, and whatever one else’s — as I am a really good person, 25. Possible substitutes underneath 11. Andy Cohen’s network
else she wants to get rid of. It brings me wouldn’t want anyone else to binge on chuppahs? 12. Some say taking one in Israel is a
back to the days when I knew all the super whatever is lying around on my coun- 27. Od mitzvah (two words)
models. Kim Alexis and Carol Alt were my ter). Yes, it was becoming very clear to me 29. Goes bad, like a fig or apple 13. Looks from Laban or Lilith
favorites. (Anyone over the age of 70 or why I have stopped answering quizzes in 30. Prophets 18. Route 6 charges
33. Noah and Jonah spent time on them 22. Hitler’s hissy fits
under the age of 35 probably has no idea magazine. 35. Heb___.com (Jewish dating site?) 26. Some sports cars
who those people are, but you can always But it is okay, because the very next 38. Perhaps the worst of humanity 28. Problem for Eglon and President Taft
google them…) article was titled “Social Media Changed today 30. Shem to Ham, for short
This particular issue of Health had a quiz My Body.” Instead of reading it, I am just 39. Roles for Dustin Diamond and Jesse 31. Haifa to Afula dir.
in it. It brought me back to the days when I going to assume that instead of going on Eisenberg 32. Israel’s Gedi
40. Be a father, in the Bible 34. (Challah) scrap
read Seventeen magazine and “borrowed” Facebook while sitting in a chair or lying 41. Half-brother of 59-Down, for short 35. Mossad counterpart
my sister’s issues of Glamour. Those were in bed, perhaps I should only go on when 42. Where a stereotypical Jewish moth- 36. Locale for Shem, Ham, or Japheth
loaded with quizzes. “What Kind of Kisser I am standing or walking. Perhaps if I run er hates food to go to 37. Middle name of Jamie Curtis
Are You?!” “What Kind of Boyfriend Are and look on Instagram, I could change my 43. Third one to speak in the Bible 39. Those who have a knack for reading
You Going to Have?” “What Hair/Skin/ body too! 44. Tziyoni or Leumi Torah or playing piano
45. Writer Agnon 40. Makes like 43-Down when finding
Body-Type/Personality Are You?” Quizzes Or I could just find a magazine from the 47. Boaz’s wife, once? out about getting pregnant
that really made you sit and think about late 1970s, sit on the couch with a healthy 51. Esau was a skilled one 42. Yom Kippur, e.g.
the oily t-zone on your face or how much snack, and reflect upon the time when I 55. Jewish name in Iceland? 43. Lot’s aunt
cellulite is too much. was 8 years old, and a woman thought I 56. Bread for J.D. Salinger? 44. Energetic one
So here I am, 46 years old, reasonably looked like Brooke Shields. 57. Start of a song sung while stretching 46. Baseless ___ (Sinat Chinam)
58. Lofty locale for some Bar Mitzvah’s 47. Shul elevations
intelligent. Over the years I have estab- And if you don’t know who she is, well, in Israel 48. Haim who plays keyboards
lished my body type (pear), my t-zone the only thing I have in common with her 60. Total yutzes 49. Herb or Crown Heights restaurant
never has been oily, and my personality are eyebrows… 62. Wolf or lamb, e.g. 50. Co-star of Jason (Isaacs) in “The
is erratic, but according to the title of this 63. Shalosh, in Italy Patriot”
quiz, “This Quiz Will Save Your Waist!” Banji Ganchrow of Teaneck fondly recalls 64. Actor Ermey best known for 52. Ted who created “The Three
Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket” Stooges”
Will it? pulling out posters of Rick Springfield 65. Where to get jewfro’s permed 53. Great 18th century Rabbi Yaakov
I am sitting down, pen in hand, and I get from her issues of Tigerbeat magazine and 66. “It ___ to Be You” (Harry Connick, 54. Watch again
started. After all, the quiz was designed to hanging them up in the basement of her Jr.) 59. Jacob’s fifth
“Discover what prompts you to pig out…” home, because she wasn’t allowed to ruin 67. Word after Auld Lang 61. Glass on the radio
And here I am, falling for it. But here was the wallpaper in her bedroom. The solution to last week’s puzzle is on page 51.

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D’var Torah
Re’eh: Tough love

I
have a most sad count going, and he checks himself out of rehab, crimes, are the three “car- As a counter to an attraction to violence,
it’s not ending anytime soon. I lock the front door? What if dinal sins” which Torah God promises that compassion and mercy
know more young people who have he has no money for food, states may not be trans- will always be a part of the human psyche.
died of substance abuse in the last nowhere safe to live? gressed ever… thus render- The Torah says God will not lift this pre-
few years than I can count on the fingers The mother’s next words ing the killing of idolators cious gift of mercy from the hearts of the
of both my hands. The news about the struck me — “I was afraid of justifiable. Israelites who have the necessary, but
opioid epidemic highlights just one way turning into a cruel person.” Such cruelty, especially abhorrent, job of rooting out idolatry from
that young people get hooked — an opioid This broke my heart. A mother, amongst family, is indeed The Land.
legally prescribed after a sports-related afraid that the “tough love” difficult to accept! Yet the As noted rabbi Shlomo Riskin observes,
injury, or after wisdom teeth extraction, she felt she had no choice but Rabbi Lois Torah follows this com- “Who and what we are as a people — the
both very common situations for our teens to dispense, might harden her Ruderman mandment to kill family seed of Abraham, loving, kind, and com-
and young adults. heart, might change how she Temple Beth who are worshipping alien passionate — accompanies us not only in
Rishon,
A late-20s young man described for me sees and treats her son and, gods with this declaration the best of circumstances, but even during
Wyckoff, Liberal
his addiction, saying that it began with everyone else. A mother, afraid Independent —“The Eternal will show the worst.”
alcohol in his middle school years, mari- that dispensing “tough love” you compassion.” Compassion is our antidote to the mess-
juana in his high school years, and by his over so many years might dis- Compassion following ier parts of life.
college years, “harder drugs” added to the color her view of the world around her horror? One might expect from the Torah’s To all who struggle with unimaginable
mix of substances he abused. and, even render her immune to joy, hap- posture —just slay the idolators and be situations, to parents who struggle to bal-
This young man’s parents battled might- piness, and wonder. Unquestionably sad. done with it, they’ve been forewarned! ance unconditional love and “tough love”
ily to help their son through medical, ther- This week’s Torah portion, Re’eh, pro- Still, it is words of compassion that follow as they parent a child caught in the throes
apeutic and legal issues. Today, this young vides an answer to the mother’s dilemma the Torah’s harsh decree. of addiction… the Torah guides us to see
man is a college graduate, employed, and — how to do the unimaginable and yet still The Ohr HaHayim, (Rabbi Chaim Ibn that we have within us an everlasting well
working every day to be “in recovery,” as maintain a tender heart. Re’eh presents Attar, 1696-1743), examines why God is of compassion. In times of struggle, as we
he put it. a situation of horrific proportion, of Isra- concerned with compassion at a time like do what is hard and sometimes abhorrent,
His parents described being torn by what elites commanded to kill fellow Israelites this. He writes that mercy erodes when we only have to reach inside for the gift of
we casually call “tough love.” For many who are worshipping alien gods. The idola- men get used to spilling blood, and to mercy that lies within.
years, they agonized — as parents, are we tors are to be put to the sword, and all that prove his point, he tells an ages-old story “The Eternal will show you compassion,”
coddling him, being too sympathetic or pro- is in the town is to be burned by fire. about a band of assassins who confess that Re’eh teaches. From God to man, mercy of
tective, being too loving? What will we do if Idolatry, along with murder and sexual killing creates an allure of its own. the heart and soul is our eternal gift.

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Fatah leader calls for Swiss government denounces Boston Holocaust Memorial
‘enlightened’ changes in anti-Semitism hotel sign outrage vandalized for the second time
Palestinian society The government of Switzerland denounced anti-Semi- this summer
Fatah Revolutionary Committee member Muwaffaq Matar tism in a message to Israel following outrage over a sign The Boston-based New England Holocaust Memorial
recently called for fundamental changes in Palestinian at a Swiss hotel saying that Jewish guests must shower was vandalized this week. It was the second time this
society in an op-ed published in the Palestinian Author- before entering its pool. summer.
ity’s official daily newspaper, Palestinian Media Watch Swiss foreign ministry spokesman Tilman Renz said that A 17-year-old boy reportedly threw a rock at one of
reported this week. he had been in touch with the Israeli Ambassador to Swit- the memorial’s glass panels, shattering it to pieces,
In an op-ed titled “Murder for [family] honor — terror zerland Jacob Keidar, telling him that Switzerland condemns before being tackled by two bystanders and held at the
and racism,” the Fatah leader called for new “enlight- racism, anti-Semitism and discrimination in any form. scene until police arrived.
ened attitudes” toward women and a “revolution” in The move by the Swiss government comes after Israeli The suspect was charged with willful destruction of
Palestinian education. Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely demanded “a for- property, and police are investigating whether the van-
Matar took issue with Islamic honor killings of women, mal condemnation” from the Swiss city of Bern and that dalism will be classified as a hate crime.
a trend that has plagued Palestinian society for decades. the removal of the sign had not been enough. “Today and every day Boston stands up against hate.
He determined that honor killings could only be stopped Outrage on social media and from Israeli officials grew I’m saddened to see such a despicable action in this great
by ending their root cause, which lies in a Palestinian in recent days after a picture of a sign at the Paradies city,” Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh wrote on Twitter.
culture that glorifies “killing for God.” apartment hotel in the Alpine village of Arosa had been “It’s shocking and it’s particularly shocking for us
“Equality between men and women in all political, posted. in the Jewish community, coming as it does in a week
civil, financial, social, and cultural rights is a set goal,” “To our Jewish Guests, women, men and children, in which so many of us spent our weekend watching
Matar wrote. please take a shower before you go swimming,” the sign Nazis marching in Virginia,” said Jeremy Burton, exec-
“Discrimination against women constitutes a violation said, adding that “If you break the rules I’m forced to utive director of the area’s Jewish Community Rela-
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our society from the octopus grip of this crime (honor kill- According to Swiss tourism officials, in recent years
ings), we must purify our outlook, our books, and our her- there has been a growing number of Orthodox and other
itage from the sanctification of killing for God and honor Jews traveling to Swiss Alpine villages during the summer
and from the glorification of weapons,” he continued. months. The manager of the Paradies hotel, Ruth Thom-
Matar’s op-ed contrasts with the incitement to violence ann, who had put up the signs, told the Swiss daily 20Min- www.thejewishstandard.com
that is frequently endorsed by senior Palestinian officials. utes that she was not an anti-Semite and acknowledged
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Welcoming refugees to America
by teaching them to make avocado toast
Ben Sales at an opposite counter Naseema, from

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Kabul, was chopping shiitake mushrooms
wo chefs — one from Afghani- for the shakshuka. On a shelf next to them
stan, the other from Mexico sat slices of pizza with vegetables and feta
— are learning how to make cheese — the lunch they had just made
shakshuka sauce. and eaten.
The tomato base, cooked with onion That day, they would learn everything
rings and spiced with cayenne pepper and from the names of various pans to the dif-
garlic confit, comes out of the oven with ferent stations of a commercial kitchen
eggs and onto a curated brunch menu also to spice combinations to the finer points
including a wild mushroom galette with of plating. Both women are still learning
wilted greens, a cheddar chive scone, and English, so each class includes a lot of
of course avocado toast. repetition of terms — like “hotel pan” or
The aroma wafts through the air in “deglaze.”

photos by Ben Sales
a small floral courtyard at the “Hopefully, it’s as many transferrable
edge of Brooklyn, behind a small skills as possible, not just into the com-
storefront on a street lined with mercial kitchen but into their lives,” said
brunch places. Laura Licona, a doctoral student in anthro-
It sounds like a hipster cliché. pology-turned-chef who used to also run
But what makes this brunch place a refugee food bank and now is the culi-
different is that not long before Above, Naseema, a refugee from Afghanistan who nary director for Emma’s Torch. “We end
they arrived in this kitchen, the did not give her last name, chops mushrooms for up doing a lot of repeating, a lot of writ-
chefs — Sandra Marquez and Nas- shakshuka. Inset left, Kerry Brodie founded Emma’s ing things down, learning a word and then
eema, who did not give her last Torch after running cooking classes for refugees out explaining it in multiple contexts.”
name — were refugees fleeing of her apartment in her spare time. One advantage of teaching refugees to
their home countries and hoping cook is that they draw on recipes they
only to find a safe haven in the began teach- teaching phrases used in the kitchen. made back home. Working with saffron
United States. ing a cooking “Our students will thank me when they a couple weeks ago, Naseema showed
Now they’re in the midst of an class for local get their paychecks, and I’m like, ‘That’s Licona how to create a paste by melting an
eight-week culinary boot camp refugees in nice, but I’m not giving you anything. You ice cube into the spice, which she then pat-
that will prepare them to work her apartment are bringing joy to this community,’” said ted onto crostini.
shifts in kitchens around this city. after work Brodie, who also has served as the commu- But Marquez said she also enjoys depart-
Five weeks ago they barely knew how to (“just, like, for fun”) that would deliver nications director for the Israeli Embassy ing from her traditional cuisine and likes
hold a professional kitchen knife, let alone meals to a women’s shelter. in Washington, D.C., where she grew up. making Italian food. She hopes to open
how to plate a shakshuka. In a few weeks Last year, Brodie quit her job to attend “It’s showing people who for so long were her own restaurant someday. In the mean-
they will each be off to a restaurant job. culinary school. After graduation, she took treated as victims, no, you bring some- time, she wants to find a job as a baker
Two new chefs, also coming in unskilled, an early morning job — start time, 5:30 — at thing immensely valuable to the table.” after the course ends.
will replace them. a bakery. She spent her afternoons setting Brodie selects culinary students who “I like all food, but I like baking,” she
The boot camp is the core mission of up the pilot program for Emma’s Torch. have a love of food but with no formal res- said. “I like working with flour, making
Emma’s Torch, a new nonprofit that aims The nonprofit has been operating for taurant training. The students learn tech- cookies and bread. I like that the kitchen
to train refugees as professional chefs. The six months, the restaurant for two. Brodie niques and skills on Friday, then put them is like a home.”
program — and its eponymous brunch soon will welcome her third two-person to use on Saturday and Sunday, when the Through a series of cold calls and emails,
place — are named for Emma Lazarus, cohort to the culinary crash course, which restaurant is open for brunch. Brodie has connected with chefs who can
the Jewish poet whose verses welcoming comes with a $15 per hour salary. The pro- Because the students need to gain culi- help her graduates find entry-level work
immigrants adorn the Statue of Liberty. gram has received 50 applications from nary proficiency in just eight classes, in New York kitchens. Brodie says that
The obligatory menu chalkboard outside refugees Brodie reaches through large they learn at a frenetic pace. Last Friday, because many young chefs prefer to strike
the restaurant bears a sketch of the green resettlement agencies. She also runs an Marquez, a survivor of human traffick- out on their own these days, as she did,
lady with a cartoon bubble declaring “Give eight-person English-as-a-second-language ing from central Mexico, was flattening it isn’t hard for someone with training to
me your avocado toast, your mimosa class on Thursdays that is geared toward dough, while a couple of feet behind her find good culinary work.
...” The statue itself is visible from a few As for Emma’s Torch, Brodie didn’t
blocks away. expect Emma Lazarus to be a controversial
“I was always intrigued by this idea of news figure when she started the project
how can you merge the culinary industry early last year. Brodie said it was “laugh-
with employment programs for the refu- able” to think, as White House adviser
gee community because there are so few Stephen Miller declared on August 2, that
opportunities for them once they’re in the poet’s verse welcoming immigrants
the U.S.,” said Kerry Brodie, 27, the orga- wasn’t the true message of the statue — or
nization’s founder. “Cooking is one of that welcoming immigrants isn’t an Ameri-
those ways you can communicate with- can value.
out language.” “It’s a joke of history,” she said. “That
Brodie conceived of Emma’s Torch in statue and its presence in our nation’s
the job she had before she began the orga- psyche is all inherently tied to that concept
nization. Then, she worked at the Human that to be American, what defines us and
Rights Campaign, an international LGBT what makes us great, is our ability to wel-
rights group, where she would connect On their training days, the student chefs make their own lunch. This vegetable come in the stranger.”
with refugees from around the world. She pizza with feta cheese is one of those lunches.  JTA Wire Service

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Obituaries Irene Ronis Simon, 92
passed away peacefully at home surrounded by
loving family, in Hackensack, NJ on Saturday
August 5th
Beverly Chesler by daughters, Phyllis Meisner Bobby Ramsen Irene was a loving, beautiful woman inside and
Beverly Rose Chesler, 80, of (Michael), and Geri Perkal; Bobby Ramsen, 88, of Fort Lee, out.
Bedminster, died August 15. daughter in-law, Shari Flax died August 5. She had a warm smile for everyone. Irene
Born in Newark, she was an art Gray; brothers, Abraham and Before retiring, he was a brightened and touched the lives of everyone who
professor at New York University Robert Segal; grandchildren, comedian for many years in Las was lucky enough to know her.
and a member of Workmen’s Circle Matthew Gray (Laura), Keith Gray Vegas, New York, and Los Angeles. Irene is survived by her adoring husband of
Branch 59 in Jersey City. (Amanda), Alanna Meisner, Joshua He opened for Tom Jones, 70 happy years, Dr. Eric Simon, loving children;
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Samuel Adler, she is survived and Marcus Perkal; and two Lawrence, and Eydie Gorme, and and 8 great grandchildren.
by a brother, Aaron Chesler of great-grandchildren. was on radio and television. Irene and Eric were residents of Teaneck for 54
Bedminster. Donations can be sent to His wife, Gloria, née Lipman,
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Israel’s SpaceIL, one of only five teams remaining in the
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moon, is starting to assemble the craft to be launched in
2018, according to SpaceIL CEO Eran Privman.
“We are thrilled to share with you that the various parts
and components of the spacecraft are in advanced stages of
manufacture in Israel and abroad,” he announced this week.
The competition began 10 years ago with 33 teams vying A prototype of SpaceIL’s robotic spacecraft being unveiled for Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.
to be the first to soft-land a privately funded, unmanned
robot on the moon, move it 500 meters across the moon’s end of 2010, but was the first to secure the required systems that will be installed in the spacecraft … will allow
surface, and transmit high-definition video and photos launch contract. us to realize our national mission and join the exclusive
back to Earth. The top prize is $20 million. “Six years of intensive activity, successful trials, devel- and prestigious group of superpowers that have landed on
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The SpaceIL craft will bring a lunar magnetometer
Teaneck Internation Film Festival
from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot to unveils theme and program
study the magnetic fields on the surface of the moon.
“Additionally, we have acquired a new camera – “Activism: Making Change” is the theme of the 12th annual lift the spirits, and other films that will encourage discus-
one of the five cameras that will be assembled on the Teaneck International Film Festival scheduled from sion and debate about vital issues such as minority rights,
spacecraft,” Privman said. November 2 to 5 at several local venues. LGBTQ concerns, bullying, bigotry, autism, injustice, and
“The camera is a technologically complex optic The festival includes independent features, documen- the environment.
system that was developed specifically for us, and taries, and shorts; talkbacks with filmmakers and actors; Ticket sales start in October. Opening night, Thursday,
meets the requirements of the Google Lunar X Kid Flix Mix with host Bob McGrath; “Birthright: A War November 2, $10; Saturday night centerpiece event with
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our control sensors. The real data received from the ish Women/Teaneck and state Senate Majority Leader are $8 in advance or$10 at the door.
star tracker and the IMU sensor in motion (as part of Loretta Weinberg; “Newton,” a dark Indian comedy fea- Venues are Teaneck Cinemas, Puffin Cultural Forum,
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ing it. The navigation algorithm performed well, and Holocaust story about the courage of children, sponsored and directions, are available at www.teaneckfilmfestival.
the test in itself led to better understanding of how the by The Jewish Standard; plus family fare, selections to org or call (201) 203-1723.
sensors operate.”
The only others that have made it this far in the com-
petition are teams from India, Japan, and the United
States, as well as an international team of individuals
from about 15 countries.
SpaceIL has a major educational component, with
the aim of encouraging Israeli children to consider
careers in the sciences. “Along with the lectures we
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