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CONTENTS
NOSHES ...............................................................4
BRIEFLY LOCAL ..............................................16
SYNAGOGUE DIRECTORY .......................... 17
COVER STORY ................................................ 28
JEWISH WORLD ............................................. 31
OPINION ...........................................................34
HEALTHY LIVING &
ADULT LIFESTYLES...................................... 38
THE FRAZZLED HOUSEWIFE ...................48
CROSSWORD PUZZLE ................................48
ARTS & CULTURE ..........................................49
CALENDAR ......................................................50
OBITUARIES .................................................... 53
CLASSIFIEDS ..................................................54
REAL ESTATE.................................................. 56

Candlelighting:
Friday, August 17, 7:33 p.m.

Hydrox, the original


Shabbat ends:
Saturday, August 18, 8:34 p.m.

kosher sandwich cookie,


accuses Oreo of sabotage Cops nab shul bingo goniff
● You know what Oreos are. the Federal Trade Commission ac-
● The caller at a suburban New York Police were tipped off to the alleged
They’re two delicious chocolate cusing employees of Oreo’s parent
synagogue’s bingo game has been crime and called in the New York State
cookies sandwiched around a cream company, Mondelez, of blocking
charged with fraud for fixing the games. Gaming Commission to investigate
filling. Oreos also come in Double Hydrox from view when it stocks
Neil Simon Gross, 71, turned himself Gross. While the commission did not re-
Stuff, vanilla, birthday cake and Oreos on supermarket shelves. The
into police last week after being charged veal the extent of Gross’ alleged crime,
pumpkin spice. (Really.) Facebook post says Mondelez uses
with gaming fraud, according toLohud. the felony charge implies that the value
There is some debate on how they a system called “direct store dis-
com, a local news site. Gross, who calls of the stolen cash exceeds $1,000.
should be eaten, but everyone knows tribution” in which employees of
out the numbers at the Yorktown Jewish Gross is due in court in September.
they’re best when dunked in milk. the brand, rather than supermarket
Center in Westchester County, alleg- The Yorktown Jewish Center’s web-
What you might not know is that attendants, stock the cookies. This
edly took advantage of the position to site said the bingo game was canceled
Oreos are just a copycat of Hydrox, allows the Oreo stockers to push
change the outcome of games. this week. JTA WIRE SERVICE
a sandwich cookie first sold in 1908, Hydrox aside when they put Oreo
four years before Oreos appeared boxes on the shelves.
on shelves. Even though (or maybe Loyal Hydrox customers have
because?) they were second, Oreos sent in pictures of the cookies being
came to dominate the market, be- boxed out by Oreos, moved be-
coming a fixture in America’s gro- hind other products, or otherwise
cery stores. obscured from customers. Hydrox
But for most of the past century claims a major supermarket chain
plus, Hydrox has held on. And at brought up the problem at a meeting.
least in part it’s because of the Jews. “We believe in competition and
Until a glorious day in 1998, Hy- choice but we firmly believe the folks
drox was the premier kosher sand- @Mondelez (the owners of Oreo)
wich cookie on the market, while have been undertaking a national
Oreos remained “treif,” lacking a program to damage our brand and
kosher heksher, or seal of approval. stop us from competing,” Hydrox’s
Growing up, I genuinely thought post says. “Many of you over the last
Hydrox cookies were knockoff Oreos few years have been great at taking
produced specifically for religious pictures when you see #hydroxcook-
Jews. Oreos were the forbidden fruit, ies being moved or blocked from
and I still vividly remember when, store shelves and we really appreci-
shortly after they became kosher ate your help.”
certified, my mom snagged a sleeve Mondelez sounds unconcerned
of Oreos from a Jewish event. We about the complaint, telling Giz-
gobbled them up. modo that it is “confident that this
Hydrox stopped production in accusation has no merit. The OREO
2003, giving Oreo 12 years of a brand is an iconic one, with a proud
monopoly, give or take a 100th an- and rich history of delivering great
niversary promotion by Hydrox’s tasting products and exciting inno-
then maker, Kellogg’s. A Pax Oreana, vations to our consumers for more
if you will. But in 2015, Hydrox, now than a century. This focus, and our
part of Leaf Brands, sprang back commitment to operating with in-
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“Our communications … were between two adults,
a gay man and a queer woman, who share an
Israeli heritage, as well as a penchant for florid
and campy communications arising from our
common academic backgrounds and sensibilities.”
— The New York Times included this quote, by NYU’s Dr. Avital
Ronell, denying a man-bites-dog claim of sexual harassment by
Dr. Nimrod Reitman, now of Harvard, then a graduate student.

AT THE MOVIES:

Catching up with
one worth catching
“BlackKkKlans- to infiltrate the Klan.
man” opened last However, in real life he
week in theaters to great was not Jewish. Like-
reviews, and it’s being wise, the militant black
heralded as the best woman is a composite of
David Rabinowitz Charlie Wachtel
Spike Lee movie in many several women. Howev-
years. I didn’t write about er, the real-life, actually
the film sooner because pretty funny interaction
brief advance descrip- between Stallworth and
tions didn’t mention that Duke is quite accurate
one of the two most (won’t spoil it for you).
Sheldon Moldoff
important police officers The credited screen-
in the film is supposed to writers are Lee, African
be Jewish. American comedian
The film is based on
a 2014 memoir, “Black
Kevin Willmott, and two
white Jewish guys from Batwoman making
Klansman,” by Ron Stall-
worth, the first African-
East Brunswick, DAVID
RABINOWITZ and
a TV comeback
American hired as a CHARLIE WACHTEL, ● Ruby Rose, an openly lesbian Australian actress, has
detective by the Colo- both 31. They gave their Gal Gadot Sarah Treem been cast in the title role in “Batwoman,” an upcom-
rado Springs police de- first in-depth interview ing CW cable channel series. Batwoman, aka Katherine
partment. Stallworth, as about the Jewishness of that, we’re both Jew- actress and inventor Kane, was co-created in 1956 by SHELDON MOLDOF.
depicted in the book and of the film to the online ish, so it just makes sense HEDY LAMARR (1914-
The character’s introduction was motivated, in part, to
the film, is assigned to the magazine Filmmaker on writing something a little 2000). Variety says that
department’s intelligence August 9. First, the duo allay whispers that Batman was gay — she was the caped
bit more from our per- Gadot was intrigued by
division, and in that ca- optioned the rights to spective; it was our way an interesting take on crusader’s part-time love interest. The Batwoman char-
pacity he starts to investi- Stallworth’s book. Then into the story.” Lamarr’s life presented acter was phased out in 1966.
gate the local Klan chap- they began writing a Wachtel and Rabinow- to her by SARAH In light of Batwoman’s backstory, it was ironic when
ter. Obviously, he can’t go screenplay. Rabinowitz itz reworked the script for TREEM, 38. Treem is a the comic book Batwoman was revived in 2006 as a les-
undercover to infiltrate told the magazine that a a couple of years and sold critically acclaimed bian character (who also is Jewish). We know that Ruby
the Klan, so he recruits a pivotal moment in their it to Lee. Wachtel and playwright who also has Rose will play a lesbian Batwoman. However, there’s no
Jewish (in the film) police writing was when they Rabinowitz told “Film- a lot of TV cred — she
officer, Flip Zimmerman, decided to make the news on whether her TV Batwoman will remain Jewish.
maker” that Lee and Will- co-created and often
to pretend to be a white white cop Jewish. Wach- mott actually enhanced wrote the HBO series “In There have been many fictional Jewish characters that
racist and get info on the tel said, “I think it was just their script’s Jewish Treatment”; she helped ceased being identified as Jewish when the character was
Klan. Adam Driver, who a practical decision. If content, and anti-Semi- launch “House of Cards” transferred from print to screen. –N.B.
isn’t Jewish, plays Zim- you’re going to be living tism (as well as racism) on Netflix; and she
merman, and John David with this character who remained a big part of created and often writes
Washington, Denzel is going to infiltrate the the film. (In other words, the Showtime hit “An
Washington’s son, plays Klan, you may as well up good work all around.) Affair.”
Stallworth. There are sub- the stakes by giving him Netflix is still showing plain weird that even an how Treem will address
plots and scenes involv- some sort of personal On the horizon “Bombshell,” an excel- ordinary viewer of this Lamarr’s relationship to
ing Stallworth’s relation- attachment.” Rabinowitz Variety reports lent documentary about documentary can appre- her Jewishness. (By the
ship with a militant black then added: “It’s already that GAL Lamarr. (See my June ciate that it would take way, the “Wonder Wom-
woman and with then high stakes that he’s go- “Wonder Woman” 15 column.) If you watch an extraordinary writer, an” sequel will not open
Klan leader David Duke. ing undercover. Making GADOT, 33, is likely to “Bombshell,” you’ll see like Treem, to drama- until November, 2019)
Stallworth really did him Jewish just makes it star in a Showtime that Lamarr’s life was tize it accurately. I am –N.B.
enlist a white detective that much more. On top limited series about so multifaceted and just especially interested in

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Jewish identity, taught by emissaries and suitcases
Rabbi Kenneth Brander, lately of Teaneck,
on moving to Israel and new programs from Ohr Torah Stone
JOANNE PALMER Amiel BaKehila,” Rabbi Brander said. “As

I
opposed to the more permanent emissar-
t’s not at all surprising that the ies who we have in place, these bring in
iconic object that Rabbi Dr. Ken- a surge of energy. They bring that energy
neth Brander brought with him on in, and then they leave, and then they go
the Nefesh b’Nefesh flight that he, back. And then they leave, and then they
his wife, Ruchie, and their youngest son, go back.”
Yitzchak, took together last month was a Amiel BaKehila is not aimed just at the
suitcase. Orthodox community, Rabbi Brander said.
The case is battered, heavy, oversized, “We are working with the entire commu-
defiantly unwheeled, and old, probably nity, and although most of our shlichim
more accurately less a suitcase than a are Orthodox, they aren’t all. Our goal is
valise. It went with Kenneth Brander’s to reach out to all the schools and syna-
father, Rabbi Aaron Brander, when the gogues and federations and supplemental
then 12-year-old Holocaust survivor left the schools.” The goal, he said, is to build Jew-
DP camp in Europe for New York. ish identity, in the way that works best for
We’ll get back to the valise itself, but each community and each Jew.
first, let’s consider what you use one for. Therefore, he continued, Amiel BaKe-
Traveling. hilah is not like the traditional keruv pro-

NEFESH B’NEFESH
Rabbi Brander is the new head of Ohr grams. It’s not standard outreach. “Our
Torah Stone, the Israeli-based modern agenda is not to make people Orthodox,”
Orthodox network of schools, he said. “It is to inform them, and help
programs, and initiatives that them find a spiritual wave, and catch it,
Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, who had At the airport, Rabbi Kenneth, Ruchie, and take it wherever it takes them. It cre-
headed Lincoln Square Syna- and Yitzchak Brander are ready to ates multiple portals of connection. For
gogue on Manhattan’s Upper board Nefesh B’Nefesh’s flight to some it will be traditional classes. For
West Side before he made Israel, and Rabbi Aaron Brander hands some it will be the Israeli component. For
aliyah, created 35 years ago. the suitcase he carried out of Europe some it will be music and art.
Rabbi Brander, who spent to his son, Rabbi Kenneth. “To the credit of the Israeli Ministry of
many years in many capacities diaspora Affairs, its agenda is not to make
at Yeshiva University, and who go to Ottawa, Ontario; West Hartford, Con- Zionists, but to educate Jews about Juda-
made aliyah from Teaneck, necticut; and Buffalo, New York. Another ism. Not to educate them about Ortho-
went back and forth between will go to New Orleans; Charleston, South doxy, but about Judaism.
Israel and the United States Carolina; and Cherry Hill. Other trios will “It is the Israeli government’s way of giv-
repeatedly as he transitioned go to South America —one Spanish-speak- ing back.”
into his new job, and he plans ing group to Uruguay and two cities in Rabbi Brander also talked a bit about his
to continue traveling. Argentina, another to Peru, Ecuador, and own aliyah. “It’s wonderful, exciting, and
Among the many programs Colombia, and a Portuguese-speaking scary, all at the same time,” he said; it also
that he’ll oversee is one that group will go to three communities in Bra- was so new that he did not feel qualified to
involves almost constant traveling. It’s for a year or two at a time. But there’s zil. Another group will go to Central Amer- offer retrospective wisdom. “We were at a
a new initiative from Ohr Torah Stone’s more. “The Ministry of diaspora Affairs ica — Guatemala City, Mexico City, and wedding tonight,” he said. “It took place
Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel foundation came to us and said, ‘You are doing such a Cancun. In Europe, one will go to three overlooking a pathway from the Judean
programs. (The Straus-Amiel initiative is great job that we want you to expand your cities in Poland, and another to Denmark, Hills to Jerusalem. Knowing that in that
sponsored by Daniel and Moshael Straus, portfolio,’” Rabbi Brander reported. “‘We Norway, and Finland. That means having valley, 2,000 years ago, there were Jews
both of Englewood, and their families.) want there to be 25 communities across a group of three people, all able to speak who used that pathway as a walkway to
“There are 200 couples from Ohr Torah the globe where you send delegations of Danish, Norwegian, and the (entirely dif- Jerusalem… Knowing that when the Jewish
Stone institutions who serve diaspora three people seven times. We want you to ferent) Finnish. How is that possible? “Wel- people were banished from Jerusalem they
communities all over the world, from do Jewish identity education, Israel educa- come to the state of Israel,” Rabbi Brander probably also used that pathway…
Teaneck to Warsaw to Tblisi, and every tion, and Jewish art and music.’” said in explanation. “There are a few moments when it just
place in between,” Rabbi Brander said. Do the math. That’s a lot of trips. Each trio offers about 10 or so programs hits you.”
“From Latin America to North America The senior educator will stay the same at each stop. Did he think, at that wedding, that he
to Australia. We have 45 rabbinic couples for each of the seven trips, Rabbi Brander “We have just started this program, wasn’t just going to a hotel, but going
who are taking on new positions” — the said; the other two will vary, depending on and already we have had 258 identity pro- home? No, not really, he said. “Maybe I’ll
husbands are rabbis and the wives are the content. grams, and we have had 7,881 participants think about that more the next time, but
educators. “Two of them are in Teaneck It’s a logistically complicated program to come to the 25 communities. And this is now it is too new.”
— the Waks family, who are going to Ben run. Each community must have an active literally just the first 35 days.” On the other hand, “We were at a
Porat Yosef, and the Fish family, going to core of Jews, but no more than 10,000 of The visitors work with the on-site emis- concert, at the artists colony by Yemin
Yeshivat He’Atid. The Straus and Amiel them. The visitors — they’re called emis- saries, who can give them a good sense Moshe, and the mayor, Mayor Barkat,
foundations produce rabbis and educa- saries, or shlichim — will try to stay in a of the community, and allow them to tai- introduces it, and says by a show of
tors for the diaspora.” geographic region, if you define region lor the programs to the people they want hands, how many people in the audience
Those families largely stay put, at least broadly; In the United States, one set will to attract. “We are calling the program are Jerusalemites?

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“So we look at each other, and we real- you to ask you about the suitcase.”
ize that we actually fit that category, and It had gone viral.
we raise our hands, and all of a sudden There are two vitally and equally impor-
we realize that we don’t live on Winthrop tant messages to the suitcase story, Rabbi
Road anymore.” Brander said.
Then there’s the story of the suitcase, First, “You realize that the story of the
which his father lugged to America and suitcase isn’t a personal story. It’s a national
he took on to Israel. story. You are making a statement.
It became a bit of an Israeli phenomenon, “For so many years the Jewish people
Rabbi Brander said. Because it’s too big to fit have had to pack up their belongings in the
in an airplane overhead bin, or under a seat, places where they resided. That suitcase
he had to explain its history to the airline had been touched by people who saw the
employees who were checking in luggage. most horrific things. And now it gets to a
They didn’t want to let him bring it on the place where that won’t happen.
plane. “So you tell them, and all of a sud- “Now it is a vehicle of redemption, in a
den there is no question that you can bring place where it doesn’t have to be used in
it on, and they even call over a few people that same way again.”
to show it to them, and then you take it with But don’t forget the second meaning of
you when you go through the TSA check this iconic object, Rabbi Brander said. Amiel BaKehila emissaries visit Jewish children in Poland.  OHR TORAH STONE

and then you get onto the plane, and you “Because of the beauty and freedom of
have to explain it to the flight attendants, the United States, we are not running away “That can’t be ignored and shouldn’t be And we used to live in Florida before we
and then all of a sudden they are bringing from anything,” he said. “We were the first whitewashed or understated or dismissed. moved to Teaneck, and we lived in Boca
over all their friends, and finding the right holders of that suitcase who were not run- It is critically important.” Raton, the hanging chad district.” (He
place for it, and talking about it as they bring ning from something, but to something. He recalls that he saw Joseph Lieber- was talking about the infamous paper bal-
it back to find room for it in the closet.” “That is a blessing that every Jew, man, the retired Democratic and then lots, with their dangling bits of paper, that
This was a Nefesh B’Nefesh flight, so whether they live in the United States of Independent senator from Connecticut, at decided the perilously close 2000 presi-
there was press attention. “I didn’t plan America or anywhere else in the world, the airport, with his wife, Hadassah. Their dential election for Bush and Cheney — and
to make it a media thing,” Rabbi Brander has to realize,” Rabbi Brander said. “The daughter was making aliyah. “I showed against Gore and Lieberman.)
said. “But I got interviewed on television United States of America represents a dif- them the suitcase,” Rabbi Brander said. “That’s not the typical history of the Jew-
and in the national media. And then peo- ferent paradigm of what it means to live “So here was Senator Lieberman, an ish people in the diaspora,” Rabbi Brander
ple stop you in the street who don’t know outside the land of Israel. observant Jew who ran for vice president. said. “That can’t be lost on us.”

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Rabbi David Fine and his wife, Alla Fine, stand in front of the Kremlin during a sightseeing break from a conference on Jewish law at Moscow State University.

Halacha in Russia
Ridgewood rabbi talks about Israel-sponsored conference on Jewish law in Moscow
JOANNE PALMER from when they were young.

I
“So there we were, talking about our
t took a 30-page visa application to small New England college in a museum
get him there, but in July Rabbi Dr. in Moscow. It shows the connections of
David J. Fine of Temple Israel and the Jewish world.”
JCC of Ridgewood found himself Moscow State University is Russia’s
sitting with a group of academics — most Harvard, Rabbi Fine said, and its host-
of them Israeli — at Moscow State Univer- ing a conference on Jewish law with Tel
sity, at an academic conference about the Aviv University is a big deal. The primary
relationship between Jewish and secular language was English, as is the case at
Israeli law. (That’s Moscow, as in Russia, most international conferences; the sec-
not as in Idaho, by the way.) ond language was Hebrew. Russian was
He was at the conference less as Rabbi a distant third, although there was some
Fine than as Dr. Fine, in his capacity as translation provided. “There was a way
professor at Abraham Geiger College, the for Russian law students to participate,”
rabbinical seminary at the University of Rabbi Fine said.
Potsdam in Germany. “So there I was, in The conference was about mishpat
Moscow, an American rabbi, represent- Ivri — halacha, Israeli law, and values and
ing a German seminary at an Israeli con- concepts that flow from one to the other.
ference in Russia,” he said. “It’s the kind “It’s the study of Jewish law through an
of thing you really can’t make up. academic lens as the cultural and legal
“It was a conference of the Jewish Law heritage for Israeli law,” Rabbi Fine said.
Association, an international association David and Alla Fine meet with Vadim Polyansky, president of the Masorti Jewish “There were times, when the state of
for academics who teach Jewish law in an Community Center in Saint Petersburg. Israel was being established, that people
academic setting,” he continued. “Mos- looked to the canons of Jewish law as
cow State has been committed to increas- “It is very easy for Israelis to go to Rus- together Jewish life. precedent for Israeli law.
ing its Jewish studies offerings through- sia,” Rabbi Fine said. “They don’t need “There was a professor there, another “The idea of Jewish law as a foundation
out the whole university. They’ve made a visa, it’s the same time zone, and it is American, who teaches at the Univer- for a secular system of law was first imag-
efforts in other areas beyond this one. both close and cheap.” sity of Texas in Austin,” Rabbi Fine said. ined 100 years ago by secular Zionists in
“The conference was organized by the To get to Russia from the United States, “I had never met him before, but I sat Moscow. So the idea of the conference —
law school at the University of Tel Aviv, in on the other hand, it takes filling out a next to him at dinner at the new Jewish its theme — was to go back to Moscow to
conjunction with the law faculty at Mos- long, detailed questionnaire in order museum in Moscow. He grew up in Scars- celebrate 100 years of mishpat Ivri.
cow State. And by the way,” he added to get a visa; once you’ve gotten it, of dale — where I was the rabbi for seven “After all the years of the Soviet Union,
helpfully, “in Europe, school divisions course, the flight is long and expensive. years, before I came to Ridgewood. And when Judaism was suppressed, when all
are called faculties.” That probably is why there were so few we both went to Wesleyan; he graduated religion was suppressed — to have a con-
The relationship between Israel and other American academics at this confer- in the 70s and I graduated in the 90s, ference sponsored by Moscow State Uni-
Russia is unlike the one between Russia ence, Rabbi Fine said. so we knew the same Jewish professors versity, to have a celebration of Jewish
and the United States, and that differ- In its unlikely details, the conference there, but I knew them from when they law, makes a powerful statement in terms
ence affects Israelis; so does geography. also exhibited the connections that bind were about to retire and he knew them of the perseverance of Judaism, and of the

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How do people’s wrists work?


Student interns study this and other scientific questions at Bar Ilan University
ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN actual errors or attempts to compensate

D
for language deficiencies.
o you and I move our wrists in Ms. Esral explained that their interest
the same way? Is there a stan- in this work was sparked by two interns
dard way to move your wrists? from the previous summer who had done
Or are human wrist move- research in the same lab. “The internship
ments completely random? And does it has enabled me to learn about speech
matter one way or the other? pathology and linguistics from a differ-
College students Mark Kaplan of Wood- ent angle through taking an active role in
cliff Lake and Chana Tropp of Teaneck research,” she said. “I gained tools that I
spent seven weeks of their summer vaca- can use as a practicing clinician.”
tion in an Israeli physics lab, working Ms. Levine said she is interested in
on a project that will help answer those working with cancer patients with speech
questions impairments. Her experience this summer
They were among 28 undergradu- at Bar-Ilan “has given me an appreciation
ate science majors participating in the for the research that is necessary for devel-
eighth annual Summer Science Research oping treatment methods that clinicians
Internship program, a program spon- use on a regular basis.”
sored jointly by Israel’s Bar-Ilan Univer-
sity in Ramat Gan and Yeshiva University
in New York. Bar-Ilan University summer lab partners Mark Kaplan of Woodcliff Lake and
This year’s interns hailed from Yeshiva Chana Tropp of Teaneck work together.
University (Yeshiva College for men and It was rewarding
Stern College for Women), Princeton Uni- different levels of treatment to see how lab. The 20-year-old Stern College psy-
versity, UCLA, SUNY Binghamton, Barry random or not random the movements chology/neuroscience major assisted in a to be able to
University, Cooper Union, Queens Col- are. Today it’s mainly guesswork.” study on facial recognition and memory be in Israel and
lege, and City College. Ms. Tropp said the BIU-YU summer pro- from behavioral and electrophysiological
Mr. Kaplan, a 22-year-old YU phys- gram enabled her “to develop valuable standpoints. She was involved in design- take advantage
ics major, and Ms. Tropp, a 21-year-old programming skills and apply statistical ing the experiment, recruiting and testing of living in this
applied mathematics major at Queens, physics methods to real-world problems. participants, analyzing data, and planning
were placed in Dr. Ronny Bartsch’s phys- It was rewarding to be able to be in Israel future steps. incredible country,
ics lab. and take advantage of living in this incred- “By providing me the opportunity to while also having
“The goal of their project was to investi- ible country, while also having the oppor- gain profound experience in both the field
gate statistical physics measures that char- tunity to give back to the Israeli scientific and country that engage my passions, this the opportunity to
acterize the properties of actigraphy — a community in my own small way.” program has humbled, empowered, and give back to the
non-invasive method of tracking human Devorah Saffern of Bergenfield, a chem- aided me in contemplating my own future
rest and activity cycles — fluctuations in ical and biological engineering major at in contributing to the world of brain sci- Israeli scientific
order to monitor the rehabilitation of Princeton, worked in Prof. Yitzhak Mas- ence and the land and people of Israel,” community in my
patients with traumatic brain injury,” Dr. tai’s chemistry lab. Her project involved Ms. Schiff said.
Bartsch said. coaxing amino acids to form spherical Stern College speech pathology and own small way.
Putting it in plainer English, Mr. Kaplan crystal structures that have potential use audiology majors Nurit Esral and Moreet
explained that if you track wrist move- in the design of pharmaceutical tablets, Levine of Teaneck interned at Bar-Ilan’s Prof. Arlene Wilson-Gordon of Bar-
ments of healthy people via an actimetry and trying to understand the mechanism Language Acquisition Lab in the univer- Ilan’s chemistry department directed this
sensor worn like a watch for a week or by which these structures form. sity’s Multidisciplinary Brain Research year’s program. Based on the students’
10 days, you’ll find that their wrist move- “This research program has allowed Center. academic background and interests, she
ments are surprisingly similar and corre- me to explore my interest in chemistry Working with Prof. Sharon Armon- paired them with Bar-Ilan faculty mem-
lated. And that’s true, moreover, whether research, apply my coursework to inter- Lotem of the department of English litera- bers and research assignments. “We hope
the subjects are asleep or awake. esting and applicable experiments, and ture and linguistics and Dr. Carmit Altman that some of them will return to Bar-Ilan
“What that means we don’t know,” Mr. engage in the scientific community in of the Churgin School of Education, their for their graduate studies and make their
Kaplan said. “There is something in our Israel,” Ms. Saffern said. research focused on bilingual Israelis from homes in Israel,” she said.
brain or autonomous nervous system Zvi Goldstein of Passaic, now going English-speaking homes. The students were housed at Yeshiva
that’s the same in every healthy human into his second year as a physics major They examined clinical language assess- University’s Jerusalem campus and were
being, regardless of activity level. We’re at Yeshiva, worked with Israeli Ph.D. stu- ments collected over the last 15 years in treated to half-day trips around the coun-
trying to give this a medical application dent Sagie Asraf in Prof. Zeev Zalevsky’s Israel to determine whether sociocultural try, including to Israel Aerospace Indus-
for patients with traumatic brain injury.” engineering lab. They experimented with differences among bilingual Israelis affect tries, the Volcani Center Agricultural
Actigraphy, he said, could help thera- a laser-based imaging system to sense the clinical language-evaluation test results. Research Organization, Sheba Medical
pists assess how far from normal such interaction of light and material waves They also were involved in a pilot Center, Teperberg Winery, and the Tel es-
patients are at the start and then measure within fibers. (In physics-speak, this is project transcribing and coding stories Safi/Gath archeological excavation site.
their progress in therapy by comparing called Brillouin scattering.) Theoretically, told by bilingual children, some of them They also heard lectures by BIU scholars
their wrist movement patterns to those of fibers could be inserted into construction diagnosed with developmental language and took part in nighttime activities, Torah
healthy people. materials and the waves within them mea- disorder, to test the effect on narrative learning, and Shabbat programming.
“In Israel they’ve developed a way to sured by the imaging system as a way of skills and vocabulary of an intervention The Summer Science Research Intern-
help stroke patients by injecting Botox in checking the structural integrity of a build- administered in the home language. And ship Program is supported by Dr. Mordecai
the arm muscles to help control spasms,” ing or bridge. they coded narratives of bilingual adults D. Katz, honorary chairman of the Bar-Ilan
Mr. Kaplan said. “In Dr. Bartsch’s lab we Talia Schiff of Teaneck interned in Dr. with aphasia to look for patterns indicat- Board of Trustees, and the J. Samuel Harwit
developed a potential method to measure David Anaki’s cognitive neuropsychology ing whether mistakes in their speech are Z’L and Manya Harwit-Aviv Charitable Trust.

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More than a fish tale


Rabbi Chaim Jachter of Teaneck writes about Jonah
LARRY YUDELSON

F
orty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
That was the warning presented by the
prophet Jonah, according to the biblical book
that bears his name.
Forty days, and it shall be Yom Kippur.
That is the warning presented by the coming of the
month of Elul last Sunday.
Yes, the season of repentance has begun, even if the
season of August vacations has not passed, and it seems
a propitious time to speak with Teaneck’s Rabbi Chaim
Jachter about his new book, “The Depths of Yonah:
Unleashing the Power of Your Yom Kippur.” (Yonah is
Jonah in Hebrew.)

I had never taught it


before in depth. I was a
nervous Nellie. It turned
out to be the biggest
bracha — a blessing.
I was not satisfied with
any of the current books
on Yonah. Some were
too academic. Others
were just anthologies by God to prophesy to Nineveh, “God has bizarrely; a person will head in a very
of interpretations put us on a mission. We can try to dodge
that mission but it’s not going to work.
unhealthy direction even though they’re
trying to reach out to God.”
without analysis. Hashem is going to keep us on track for Then there’s the fish. Was Jonah indeed
that mission. swallowed by a fish? Or is the story an
Rabbi Jachter leads Shaarei Orah — The Sephardic “It’s a sobering thought. It’s probably allegory?
Congregation of Teaneck. He also teaches Bible at the the most serious lesson to hear on Yom Rabbi Jachter presents both perspec-
Torah Academy of Bergen County, also in Teaneck. Kippur. On a mystical level, there’s a tives in his book. He champions the lit-
This book came about because last year Rabbi Jachter belief in gilgulim” — reincarnation. “We’ll eral approach. But he also offers an origi-
was assigned to teach Jonah to four different classes. (At have to come back again” if we avoid our nal allegorical interpretation: “Yonah in
TABC, all four grades study the same Jewish texts, allow- mission. “You don’t have to go as far” as the fish is like the Jewish people in exile.
ing a common conversation throughout the school.) reincarnation,” he said. “You have a job As a representative of the Jewish people,
“I had never taught it before in depth,” Rabbi Jachter to do in the world. Stay the course. Keep Rabbi Chaim Jachter Hashem would not let Yonah die, just like
said. “I was a nervous Nellie. It turned out to be the big- on with the godly mission.” God wouldn’t let the Jewish people die
gest bracha” — a blessing. Rabbi Jachter said that Jonah also revolves around a out. Even in exile he is not forgotten.”
As he immersed himself in preparation and study, theological issue that is at the heart of the High Holiday And another original insight: “Yonah thanks God for
“I was not satisfied with any of the current books on liturgy. “The real struggle is midas hadin” — God’s attri- his release even while he’s still in the fish. It’s the Jewish
Yonah,” he said. Some were too academic. Others were bute of judgment — “versus midas harachamim,” God’s power of positive thinking, the idea that if you visualize
just “anthologies of interpretations without analysis,” he attribute of mercy. success it will help you achieve it.”
said. “Yom Kippur is about convincing God to be more Not all of the insights that are original to the book are
His work is different. It is focused toward the book’s lenient. Yonah tried to convince God to be more strict. the products of Rabbi Jachter himself. Throughout the
role as the Yom Kippur afternoon reading. In the end God explains why He is more lenient. The book he attributes insights to particular students of his,
“What are the lessons we learn?” he asked. “How book is ultimately a triumph of God’s midas haracha- who came up with them in class.
should it impact us?” mim. It’s one of the major reasons we read it on Yom One former TABC student plays a special role — Rabbi
In both his class and his book, Rabbi Jachter recounts Kippur.” Jachter’s oldest son, Binyamin.
the medieval commentators’ classic interpretations of Here’s another practical lesson Rabbi Jachter found Binyamin was studying in yeshiva in Israel last year,
the biblical story. Then “we try to add another level,” he in Jonah. but sometimes his father would patch him into the class
said. “We try to make our contribution to the tradition. “When the people of Nineveh try to do teshuva, to on speakerphone. He also reviewed drafts of the book’s
At the end of the day, as the Gemara says, there’s no repent, they made their animals fast and covered the chapters.
study hall without an innovation.” animals with sack cloths,” he said. “It’s bizarre.” “He has a very creative mind,” his father said. “This book
So what is it with Jonah and Yom Kippur? This should serve as a warning: “This is what hap- is permeated with dozens and dozens of his insights. Some
“The bottom line is that we have a mission in this pens when one tries to repent and do teshuva without I quote in his name; others are just integrated in the text.”
world,” Rabbi Jachter said. Just as Jonah was assigned proper direction. Without proper guidance people act Binyamin is listed as the co-author of the book.

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The day’s golfers PHOTOS COURTESY JCCOTP

JCC plays ‘fore’ the kids


The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades held Branca and her husband, Danny Boylan, family, and Englewood Health. Daniel
its 18th annual “Play Fore! the Kids Golf, parents of twins who were born prema- Cohn, Cory Hechler, and Tracy Reichel
Tennis and Games” on August 6. Partici- turely and spent months in the neona- were event chairs, Michel Fox Blum and
pants gathered at Montammy Golf Club in tal unit at Hackensack University Medi- Jamie Molluzzo were auction co-chairs,
Alpine for the course and courts — canasta cal Center. One of the twins, Ethan, was and Stephanie Cohn, Jenna Gutmann,
and mah jongg — and cocktails, dinner, diagnosed with autism spectrum disor- and Jillian Somberg were games and ten-
and an auction. The day raised more than der. After a long search for treatment, the nis co-chairs. The committee included
$300,000 to support programming for family was referred to the JCC Guttenberg Brandis Bukzin, Becky Canarick, Nanette
children with special needs who come Center for Special Services, which helped Greenberg, Amy Handman, Jonathan
to the JCC to participate in educational him immensely and improved life for the Marks, Sarah Nanus, Erica Polavieja,
and recreational programs that enhance entire family. Jacqueline Pollack, Heather Rabinowitz,
their quality of life. “Providing meaning- Sponsors included the Hechler fam- Beth Rubach, Eva Rubach, JoJo Rubach,
ful experiences for children with different ily, the Kurtz and Spadaccini families, Lindsay Skulnik, Joanna Wald, Hope
abilities is a core JCC mission,” the JCC’s Maggie Kaplen and the Kaplen Foun- Waxman, and Jill Zimmerman. The JCC One of the presenting sponsors,
CEO, Jordan Shenker, said. dation, the Tesser family, the Rubach is still accepting donations at jccotp.org/ Richard Kurtz, left, stands with the
A highlight of the evening was Louanna family, Jill and Jason Rubach, the Zeller playforethekids. JCC’s CEO, Jordan Shenker.

The event committee


included Jonathan
Marks, Jenna Gutmann,
Dan Cohn, Stephanie
Cohn, Jillian Somberg,
Tracy Reichel, Cory
Hechler, Jamie Molluzzo,
Michel Fox-Blum,
Jacqueline Pollack,
Beth Rubach, and
Becky Canarick.

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interfaith/multi-heritage families and
Our Shabbat observances are cen-
individuals, and Jews of color.
tered around singing, reflection, wres-
A city of many gates. A commu-
tling with big and important ideas,
nity of many entries. A heart of many
and breaking bread together.
rooms. People are drawn to Jew-
At Temple Emanu-El we exemplify
ish life by different values, priorities
being active for Israel and in Israel.
and interests, and yet they share a
Multiple missions annually for differ-
yearning to belong — to be part of
ent demographics, along with speak-
something larger than themselves,
ers and activities, are just some of the
something that inspires, informs, and
ways we connect each person at our
sanctifies their search for meaning
Temple to our homeland.
and purpose in our fast-changing
We look forward to welcoming you
world. A desire for connection mo-
into our family.
tivates people to seek relationships
180 Piermont Road. www.templee-
with others rooting their lives in Jew-
manu-el.com. (201) 750-9997.
ish wisdom and tradition, and plant-
ing their souls in the nourishing soil of
Englewood Jewish spirituality. In response, Sha’ar
Welcome to the Congregation Kol Communities creates multiple gates
(“Sha’ar” = gate) through which peo-
HaNeshamah
Temple Emanu-El family! Congregation Kol HaNeshamah
ple can enter, explore and celebrate
Jewish life. Music-filled, evocative
(Voice of the Soul) is the only Conser- prayer. Deep, transformative study.
vative synagogue serving the Engle- Educational, adventurous travel. Per-
David-Seth Kirshner, Rabbi wood/Tenafly community. We are a sonalized, meaningful lifecycle rituals.
Alex Freedman, Assistant Rabbi Havurah style egalitarian shul. Shab- Courageous, committed social activ-
Israel Singer, Cantor bat and holiday Services are highly ism. Curious, creative cultural experi-
participatory and musical. Beginning ences. Together our gates offer a radi-
Fran Weingast, President this Sukkot, September 24, we look cally inclusive, innovative, affordable
forward to welcoming our new rabbi and pluralistic model for contempo-
• Personable and inspiring clergy Lindsey Healey-Pollack. In addition rary Jewish living. Our name, Sha’ar,
• Warm and welcoming community to the rabbi, our members also lead is formed in the singular to convey
prayers, leyn (chant from the Torah), the single, sacred, core community
• Meaningful Shabbat and Holiday services and offer divrai Torah (teaching). to which each of our gateways lead,
• Hands-on Social Action Committee Discussion during services is encour- and our shared commitment to raise
aged. Kol HaNeshamah is deeply a compelling Jewish voice with which
• Active Sisterhood and Men’s Club to join the global conversation about
committed to tikkun olam (heal-
• Engaging and Motivating Religious School program ing the world). Members and their spirituality, ethics and social responsi-
• Full calendar of Adult Education programming children participate in a number of bility in the 21st century.
community projects such as staffing a For more information and to learn
• Committed and active Israel Action groups homeless shelter, leading holiday ser- more about Sha’ar Communities
vices for hospital patients, and visiting please contact us.
JOIN US! nursing homes. Rabbi Adina Lewittes, Founder
Hebrew school for grades K-7 and rabbi@shaarcommunities.org
Special Membership Rates and Unique Programs Hebrew High School are available (201) 220-6743
for Young Couples/Families through our affiliate community Andrew Pittel, President
schools. Adult Talmud and synagogue shaarcommunities2@gmail.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION: skills classes are led by our mem- (201) 232-9999
CALL 201.750.9997 bers and visiting scholars. Commu- www.shaarcommunities.org
WEB - www.templeemanu-el.com nity events and celebrations such as PO Box 1625 Fort Lee, NJ 07024
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• Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Fair Lawn classes, special events, and a scholar-in- covich and Cantor Andrew Schultz,
residence program. Temple Beth Sholom is a traditional

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Fair Lawn Jewish Center/ Our religious school for grades K-7, Conservative congregation affiliated
the Howard and Joshua Herman Educa- with United Synagogue of Conservative
Congregation B’nai Israel
tional Center, nurtures Jewish identity Judaism. It serves the religious, cultural,
The Fair Lawn Jewish Center/Congre- and learning. The school meets two and social needs of 150 households in
gation B’nai Israel invites you to join days a week, utilizing innovative cur- the Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Paramus, and
our welcoming, egalitarian Conserva- riculum, including extensive use of Ridgewood areas.
tive congregation. Spiritually uplifting, technology. A specially trained faculty Temple Beth Sholom is a founding
educationally inspiring, socially vibrant, member helps enable students with member of the Northern New Jersey
we create community and connection learning differences or disabilities to Jewish Academy, a consortium school

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through prayer, education and social of- succeed. For information, contact Rab- with programs from pre-K to seventh
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SAVE THE DATES · SEPTEMBER 2018 Fort Lee where every member matters.
Want to learn more? Visit our web-
ROSH HASHANAH Congregation Beth Israel site atwww.geshershalom.org to
find out all about us and check out
Sun. Sept. 9 – 7:15 pm
of the Palisades
our calendar of events and services,
Congregation Beth Israel of the Pali- or call the office (201/947-1735) to
Mon. Sept. 10 – 9:00 am followed by
sades, now at the New Synagogue of schedule a visit.
Tashlikh Water Service at 1:30 pm Fort Lee, invites you to join its rabbi, We would love to meet you!
Tue. Sept. 11 – 9:00 am Jewish Standard columnist Shammai
Engelmayer, for services on the High
YOM KIPPUR Holy Days at the Fort Lee High School Franklin Lakes
Tue. Sept. 18 – 6:15 pm (Kol Nidre) auditorium, along with Cantor Eric Temple Emanuel
Wed. Sept. 19 – 9:00 am Wasser, and all year round in our sanc-
tuary, 1585 Center Avenue. We are a of North Jersey
Wed. Sept. 19 - Mincha 5:00 pm & Neilah 6:00 pm Conservative egalitarian congregation. Temple Emanuel of North Jersey in
Wed. Sept. 19 - Break the Fast – 7:30 pm We enjoy being together — at services, Franklin Lakes is thrilled to open our
socials, or adult ed classes. We care doors for a new year. We invite every-
SUKKOT about each other; we are there for each one from the surrounding area to join
Erev Sukkot: Sunday, September 23rd other. We do not claim to be warm and and build a community that embraces
fuzzy; we just are. Our informal “style” friendship, spiritual growth, commu-
SHEMINI ATZERET has won us a reputation for actually nal connections, and a loving, creative
Monday, October 1st - 7:30 am (Yizkor) being what other congregations only approach to traditional Judaism.
claim to be: warm, friendly, and caring. Today, as our congregation has
SIMCHAT TORAH Even on the High Holy Days, when inti- evolved and aged, we seek a new infu-
Monday, October 1st - 7:30 pm macy seems impossible, no one is treat- sion of people to grow and serve our
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to us is just a long-lost relative who grounds and ages to be a part of an
We would love to have you join us but tickets are required. found her or his way home. Among emerging new movement to embrace
For more information please call Cathy at (201) 391-4620 other things, people no one recognizes individual and community values to
are given honors. The rabbi makes make our lives and involvement in
Temple Beth Sholom of Pascack Valley several forays during each service into Jewish values more meaningful. At the
heart of our congregation is a deep
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site, www.cbiotp.org. new traditions that will weave the
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Glen Rock Hoboken teer projects help us to engage with Judaism through our
minds, our hearts, and our hands. Find out more about
Glen Rock Jewish Center The United Synagogue of Hoboken our congregation, and about Jewish life in hoboken, at
www.hobokensynagogue.org or www.facebook.com/
the Glen rock Jewish Center is a welcoming, vi- the United synagogue of hoboken is hoboken’s
hobokensynagogue.
brant, egalitarian congregation with a strong com- vibrant, inclusive, and participatory Jewish com-
mitment to purposeful Jewish living. we also know munity, serving hudson County. we have revived a
how to have fun. Our social hall comes alive with historic synagogue building and century-old Jewish
weekly events and activities that are sure to appeal. community, and we strive to nurture and renew the
there is always something happening at GrJC. Our spark of Judaism in each individual.
synagogue blends and balances the rich teachings rabbi robert scheinberg has led the community
of our Jewish heritage with the very best lessons with sensitivity and wisdom since 1997 (see www.
of modern culture. we are proud of our participa- rabbischeinberg.blogspot.com). educational pro-
tory services, and our commitment to social action grams for all ages, led by early Childhood director
and social programming. Our adult education, Men’s rachelle Grossman and Learning Center director
Club and sisterhood events offer something for Grace Gurman-Chan, help our children to embark on
everyone, along with our flourishing nursery school, the adventure of Jewish life and experiential Jewish
and hebrew school. learning. Our partnerships with organizations like
the great rabbi hillel taught: “Become a part of Moishe house hoboken and Jewish Young adults
your community” (Pirke avot 2:5). it is our hope that of hoboken help Jewish young adults in our area
you will become part of our community, and that we to forge connections with the Jewish community.
may all grow together. Make your family part of our For over a decade we have hosted the introduction
family! to Judaism program of the rabbinical assembly of
we would be happy to answer any questions you new Jersey, drawing adults from around the state
have about our programs and services. Come meet to explore Judaism in a comfortable and validating
our rabbi, Jennifer schlosberg. Our synagogue is at atmosphere. services on weekdays, shabbat, and
682 harristown road in Glen rock. For information holidays are musical, participatory, and thought-pro-
email office@grjc.org or call (201) 652-6624. voking. Concerts, films, guest speakers, and volun-

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ends (201) 560-0200
Leonia Mahwah
ovah www.tenjfl.org
Congregation Adas Emuno
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brings us music and prayer that uplifts and enlivens
our services. She also serves as director of our religious
Beth Haverim Shir Shalom
Beth Haverim Shir Shalom, at 280 Ramapo Valley
Our synagogue is located at 558 High Mountain Road
We are an inclusive Reform synagogue that has served
the northern Hudson and Bergen County area since our
school, a place of joyful learning that encompasses Jew-
ish culture, prayer and Hebrew. Our congregants find Road, is a warm and welcoming Reform congre-
in Franklin Lakes, overlooking the beautiful Franklin Lakes
founding in 1871. Rabbi Barry Schwartz welcomes all ample opportunities to join together and participate gation serving Rockland and Bergen counties. Its
more than 400 families are led by enthusiastic lay
to Shabbat evening services and morning Torah study, in Shabbat and holiday services, adult education, and
Nature Preserve. Our community is boundless!
bringing a wealth of knowledge and insight that deep- meaningful social action programs. Learn more about leaders in cooperation with Rabbi Ilana Schwartz-
ens our understanding of Judaism and our appreciation us at www.adasemuno.org. Or leave a message at the man and Cantor David Perper. In addition to invit-

The Holidays are just the beginning…


of Jewish writings and history. Cantor Sandy Horowitz temple office (201) 592-1712. ing and spiritual services, it offers an introductory
young family membership, outstanding one-day-
a-week religious school, including a unique family
school (grades K-2 free of charge for member fam-
ilies), junior-senior youth groups, vibrant lifelong

Join us for
learning, junior and adult choirs, and brotherhood,

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sisterhood, and social action groups. Friday eve-
egation ning Shabbat services are held at 6 p.m. on the first
d. Friday of the month and 7:30 p.m. the remaining

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur


Fridays. We offer a family service on the first Friday
983 of each month. For more information call (201) 512-
p.m. 1983 or go to www.bethhaverimshirshalom.org

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NITY
Music • Spirit • Passion • Intellect Paramus
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Depth • Warmth • Humor • Nature • Connection Center of Paramus/
Congregation Beth Tikvah
nce
304 E. Midland Ave.
ool Paramus, NJ 07652
ramming (201) 262-7691
mbership www.jccparamus.org
mbership Rabbi Arthur Weiner
Cantor Samuel Weiss
nd Operations Manager - Rita Greenberg
office@jccparamus.org

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The Jewish Community Center of Paramus/Con-
m.org gregation Beth Tikvah is a spirited and engaging
Conservative congregation located in the center of

201-281-4988
Bergen County. JCCP/CBT offers daily minyanim
and both traditional and egalitarian Shabbat and
holiday services.

shaarholidays@gmail.com
Our progressive Hebrew School provides a dy-
namic Jewish education from ages 4 through bar/
bat mitzvah. The synagogue offers a unique family
bar/bat mitzvah program that helps prepare not
only the child but also parents to participate in
017 their child’s simcha.
Our vibrant and multi-talented rabbi and cantor
help encourage reverence for Torah, the obser-
vance of mitzvot, and Jewish tradition. Shabbat

Why...
services regularly begin at 8 p.m. Friday eve-
nings, and 9 a.m. Shabbat mornings. Our ac-
tive committees include Sisterhood, Men’s Club,
Enriching your life through prayer, celebration, education and social action Community Affairs, and Israel Affairs. Come
by and meet Rabbi Arthur Weiner who would

Because you need help


welcome the opportunity to talk with you. We
Free High Holidays encourage the participation of our members who
call the JCCP/CBT their “second home” and we
Services for families invite you to make it your second home as well.

Our Family provides affordable, quality


with young children See why “Community” is our middle name. We
look forward to welcoming you!
up to age 7
Home Care that enables you and your
Open to All!!
Park Ridge
Temple Beth Sholom
loved ones to live safely, on your terms,
These services will introduce
families to the themes of rituals
of Pascack Valley
Temple Beth Sholom is a progressive and friendly
of the High Holiday season with without fear. synagogue. We are a small shul holding Friday
night and Shabbat morning services along with
snacks and time to socialize
... “The Most Beautiful Bus Stop
Free i t h holiday programming.
w Since 2001
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restaurant, a bar, an outdoor sta
You Are Cordially Invited…
Temple Beth Sholom is located at 32 As a true Jewish community center, throughout our diverse community. Our afternoon (Wednesday September 19.
Park Ave. in Park Ridge. Our web site TI-JCC offers: musical Shabbat ser- religious school for grades pre-K through including Yizkor) are free and open to
is at www.temple-beth-sholom.org. vices and cabarets, author events and 12 has more than 150 students. the public.
insightful lectures, social justice en- Come join our temple family for the Ask us about our $360 introductory rate
Ridgewood gagement and social events that draw
us together to celebrate holidays,
holidays. Our rabbi, Paul Jacobson, and
cantor, Maria Dubinsky, in conjunction
for all new members. For more informa-
tion, please call Barbara Herman Hoff, our
Temple Israel/RCBI at life and each other. Our students at- with our dedicated leadership, delight administrator at (201) 489-2463 ext. 203,
TI-JCC: two congregations, tend the Northern NJ Jewish Acad- in welcoming you to our congrega- email director@avodatshalom.net. For
emy (NNJJA), an innovative religious tion. Open House Friday September 7. school registration information, call Barba-
one community school consortium held at TI-JCC that Services on second day Rosh Hashanah ra Haber, educational director, at (201) 489-
Temple Israel and Jewish Community offers small-group, flexible instruc- (Tuesday September 11) and Yom Kippur 2463, ext. 204. www.avodatshalom.net
Center (TI-JCC) offers two worship tion and creative electives that make
alternatives: egalitarian Conservative learning fun.
at Temple Israel (TI) and Reconstruc- Visit www.synagogue.org for more
tionist at Reconstructionist Congrega- information.
tion Beth Israel (RCBI). The congre-
gations share space and participate
jointly in programs and synagogue
River Edge Celebrate the High Holy Days
life. Each holds its own religious ser-
vices, open to all, and members join
Temple Avodat Shalom with traditional services at
Temple Avodat Shalom is a vibrant
together for various services and ob-
Jewish congregation located in River Congregation B’nai Jacob in Jersey City.
servances throughout the year. Rabbi
Edge of more than 1,000 individuals. Services are open to all - attendees
David Fine of TI is the senior rabbi;
We welcome all who wish to partici-
Rabbi Leiah Moser is RCBI’s rabbi and will not need tickets and there is no fee.
pate, regardless of age, marital status,
the TI-JCC assistant rabbi. Rosh Hashanah: September 10 and
sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, or
We are an inclusive community that
financial means. Straight, lesbian, gay, September 11, 10:15 a.m.-1 p.m.
welcomes interfaith and multiracial
bisexual and transgender individuals,
families, LGBTQ members, Jews by Tashlich service: War Monument at the foot of
interfaith families, people of all abilities,
choice and those considering conver- Washington Street- September 10, 4 p.m.
and individuals of all ages are wel-
sion. Our members span the genera- Kol Nidrei: September 18, 6:30 p.m.
come. We offer programs to satisfy all
tions, from young families to empty
levels of appetite for Jewish learning Yom Kippur: September 19, 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
nesters to active seniors, who all share
and spiritual growth as well as op-
the vision of an engaged, diverse and Yizkor: 12:30 - Evening: 5:30- 8:09
portunities to make a difference in our
supportive Jewish community.
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Congregation Beth Tikvah
Come see why COMMUNITY is part of our name!

The Jewish Center


of Teaneck
70 Sterling Place REGISTER NOW
Rabbi Daniel Fridman
Rabbi of the Jewish Center
Hebrew School starts Sunday, Sept. 16
Shul membership not required
A Modern Orthodox Community Welcoming to All
Shabbat and Weekday Services Happy, Healthy
Extensive Youth Programming for Shabbat and More
Adult Education Classes from Beginner to Advanced New Year
Vibrant Sisterhood, Men’s Club and Social Programming from our
family to yours
Two Free High Holiday Tickets for Members
High Holy Day seats available
Please Contact Us
201-833-0515 304 East Midland Avenue, Paramus
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Teaneck brothers and sisters in Israel, and the

Hear the Call The Jewish Center


of Teaneck
unique, historical gift that the Al-
mighty has bestowed upon His peo-
ple in restoring Jewish sovereignty to
our ancestral homeland.
As the High Holidays rapidly ap- We welcome you to join our syna-
proach, we all consider where we gogue community. For more informa-
might most meaningfully spend these tion regarding membership, including
Days of Awe. two free tickets for the high holidays,
The Jewish Center of Teaneck, our please visit us at www.jcot.org, e-mail
township’s first synagogue with an us at office@jcot.org, or call us at
illustrious and august history, is a 201-833-0515.
Modern Orthodox community wel-
coming to all. We are an intergenera- Temple Emeth
tional synagogue that proudly serves At Temple Emeth, the values and
as a spiritual home for families and practices of Reform Judaism are em-
individuals at every life stage, from braced every day. We take pride in our
infancy and early childhood into older extensive programming, both spiri-
adulthood. tual and secular, and in our wonderful
Our synagogue community is built members. Our voluntary commitment
JOIN US FOR THE HIGH HOLY DAYS. on four pillars. model of supporting the temple finan-
Everyone is welcome at our warm, music-filled services, led by our First, we are a Center for heartfelt cially allows all members to partici-
own Rabbi Steven Sirbu and Cantor Ellen Tilem. And with free tefillah, meaningful prayer. Featur- pate according to their means and the
ing our daily Shacharit and Mincha/
services for children and families, plus our voluntary commitment Ma’ariv services, our main Shabbat
value they find in membership. Every-
one can afford to join us.
memberships, we make it easy for everyone to hear the call. service, a sephardic congregation, and The Temple Emeth family includes
a youth minyan, we are committed to

TEMPLE EMETH
Jews by birth, Jews by choice, part-
providing a sacred space for each of ners of Jews, singles, people of color,
us, as individuals and as members of and those in the LGBTQ community.
an eternal covenantal community, to What holds us all together is that
A REFORM CONGREGATION commune with our Creator. Our chil- we care about each other and our
1666 Windsor Road, Teaneck NJ 07666 dren’s groups, from infancy and up, are congregation. Our members’ involve-
www.emeth.org • 201-833-1322 equally nurturing spaces for our chil- ment ranges widely too — from those
dren to develop warm and positive as- who stop by only once in a while — to
sociations with their synagogue, that those who attend our uplifting servic-
plant the seeds which will blossom in es and programs regularly — to those
the years and decades to come. who are so immersed in temple life
Second, we are a Center for Torah that they rarely leave the building!
learning. With a recognition that a We have a terrific religious school for
meaningful spiritual life rests of the grades K-7, which is fully subsidized
foundation of a Jewish education, we for members. We also offer a dynamic
provide classes, both on Shabbat and program for young people in grades 8
weeknights, for all levels of learners. to 12, including confirmation in tenth
With weekly classes in Rambam, Navi, grade.
and Parshah for children, a monthly Rabbi Steven Sirbu writes, “I be-
book-club which synthesizes the fin- lieve each one of us is on a Jewish
Wishing our585 Community a
Russell Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481
201-891-4466 www.bethrishon.org
est of Western Literature with rabbin-
ic texts, in addition to a new women’s
journey that involves wrestling with
our tradition and shaping a relation-
585 Russell Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Sweet & Healthy Preschool
Newat The Year as we
Andrew Friedland
201-891-4466 www.bethrishon.org
Tehillim group which we will be form-
ing this year, we seek to provide the
ship with God. Temple Emeth offers
the resources and the support to help
sacred spaces so critical for deepen-
celebrate RoshEarly Hashanah &
Childhood Learning Center
Preschool at The Andrew Friedland
Early Childhood Learning Center ing our Jewish knowledge, and con-
every journeyer find what he or she
seeks. Along the way, we have a lot of
comitantly, our spiritual identities.
Yom Kippur
The Addison M. &5779
Jewish studies at Jewish studies at fun, with lively and stimulating classes,
The Addison M. & Elizabeth Opper Religious School Third, we are a Center for chessed services that engage and inspire, and
Elizabeth Opper Religious School and social programming. To be a social events where we are reminded
member of our synagogue community
Welcome to Wishing
Temple our Community
Beth Rishon...a how many wonderful people have

Wishing our Community a


Sweet & Healthy New Year
is to be enmeshed in a caring network
in which no one has to encounter life’s
chosen to affiliate here.”
Cantor Ellen Tilem is involved in
A High Energy, Participatory Worship Services hardest challenges alone. Our Sister- every facet of temple life. With her
Sweet & Healthy New Year
as we
A Preschool, Mom & Tot Programs celebrateCamp
& Summer
A Religious School, Hebrew High & Youth Group
hood is constantly engaged in creat-
ing wonderful programs which are
beautiful voice, she brings us new
melodies while celebrating our Jewish
Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur equal parts enjoyable and meaningful.
as we celebrate
A Bar & Bat Mitzvah Preparation
A Adult Education Programs & Speakers
Together, we foster an environment
musical heritage. She also works with
our three choirs and amazing Temple
5777 which recognizes the intrinsic sanctity Emeth Band.
Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur
A Jewish Musical Concerts, Theatre Trips & Much More! and humanity of every single member
of our synagogue community.
We are conveniently located at 1666
Windsor Road in Teaneck. Visit us
Finally, we are a Center for support online at www.emeth.org or on Face-
5777
585 Russell Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481
201-891-4466 www.bethrishon.org for the State of Israel. We recognize book. Or call us at (201) 833-1322 for
our sacred obligation to support our a personalized visit.
Preschool at The Andrew Friedland
Early Childhood Learning Center
Jewish studies at
The Addison M. & Elizabeth Opper Religious School

Wishing our Community


585 Russell Avenue, Wyckoff, a NJ 07481
201-891-4466 · www.bethrishon.org
Sweet & Healthy New Year
For information about our High Holy Day services and
Membershipas we celebrate
at Temple Beth Rishon, please contact us
at 201-891-4466 or templeoffice@bethrishon.org.
Rosh Hashanah
Welcome & Yom KippurBeth Rishon...
to Temple
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Adult Education Programs & Speakers


Social Action Committee & Caring Committee
Sisterhood & Men’s Club
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1585 Center Avenue,
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Holy Days
Check out our website:
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Think of us as your communal home.

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There’s nothing stuffy, staid, or somber about us.
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And that’s how you’ll be treated when you walk through our doors—
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SHAMMAI ENGELMAYER, based on requests received before Labor Day.
A complete schedule of stops and approximate
and CHAZZAN ERIC WASSER times will be available after Labor Day.
For security purposes, If you would like the Shab-Bus to come to
reservations in writing are a must. your area, please call our office (201-947-
To download the necessary forms, go to 1555), and let us know.
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Woodcliff Lake
Temple Emanuel
of the Pascack Valley
temple emanuel of the Pascack Valley is constantly
evolving and moving forward. this year, we offer a
new selection of high holiday services to attend:
traditional, contemporary, and young family.
we are a Conservative egalitarian congregation
led by rabbi Loren Monosov and Cantor alan so-
koloff. we believe in respecting the wisdom of our
sages and the torah, and teaching it diligently to
our children by living it daily.
we believe education is a lifelong journey that
takes us from cradle to grave. to that end, ev-
ery activity is social, educational, and religious,
all wrapped into one. these include: “sushi in the
sukkah,” themed shabbat dinners throughout
the year, cultural excursions into nYC, and chil-

Temple Emanuel of North Jersey


dren’s shabbat service. Our members participate
in sisterhood and Men’s Club. Our Keruv initiative
reaches out to interfaith families. Our Community
of Caring assists those in our congregation in their

What Will You Do Better This Year?


time of need. social action reaches out to the
community. we foster love of israel with special
programs and trips to israel.
Our award winning religious school, under the

Join Us for the Holidays! direction of rabbi shelley Kniaz, uses the state-of-
the-art smart boards and tablets in the classroom.
Our students participate in Kids who Care where
each child gives back to the community by select-

(201) 560-0200 ing a project of their choice. Come meet ourne-


wearly Childhood Program (eCP) director, Jessica
Friedman. each eCP child is made to feel special
in our small classes. Our teens partner with B’nai
www.tenjfl.org www.facebook.com/tenjfl B’rith Youth Organization.
Call(201) 391-0801or email us:execdir@tepv.org

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Nature Preserve. Our community is boundless! temple Beth rishon is a warm and vibrant com-
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seek to continue a spiritually strong foundation
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choose to be Jewish, and those who
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movements. Our vocal and instru-
mental music enhance our engaging
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relationships and building faith within
Our Contemporary services offer a unique worship
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Cover Story

In 1997, Michael Wildes went to court with a terrorism case.


“Often I would feel safer in crowds and comforted by the lights
of the cameras knowing the world was watching,” he wrote.

‘Safe Haven in America’


Immigration lawyer Michael Wildes of Englewood
talks about immigration, Melania, fear, and hope
JOANNE PALMER immigration, and the law surrounding it, is John Lennon wanted to be able to stay assassinated by a young lunatic who stood

T
one of the most contentious issues in the in the United States to help his wife, Yoko in wait for him outside the Dakota, his
he zeitgeist really does seem country. Ono, find her daughter, whose father had looming, foreboding Central Park West
to have an eye out for Michael Michael’s father, Leon Wildes, was John kidnapped her. But Lennon had been vocal apartment building.
Wildes. Lennon’s immigration lawyer, at a time about his disgust with the then-raging war The Wildes still are in touch with Yoko
For one thing, he’s running for when the Beatles were among the most in Vietnam, and with Richard Nixon, the Ono.
mayor of Englewood, or to be more accu- famous musicians — to be realistic, among president who was pursuing it. The noto- So that’s Michael Wildes’ patrimony.
rate, he’s re-running. Mr. Wildes was Engle- the most famous people, musicians or not riously thin-skinned Nixon was not happy Probably, given that history, once
wood’s mayor from 2004 to 2010; he won — in the country. Probably in the world. with the situation. Nixon was able to use he decided to become a lawyer, it was
the Democratic primary in June and is hop- Although John Lennon had said, in 1966, his power to get immigration authorities to almost unavoidable that Michael would
ing to recapture the seat come November. that the Beatles were “more popular than try to deport Lennon, who had been con- become an immigration lawyer, and work
For another, longer-term thing, Mr. Wil- Jesus,” the modern Orthodox, early-mid- victed of possessing marijuana. with his father.
des is a prominent immigration lawyer. dle-aged Leon Wildes had never heard of Leon Wildes fought John Lennon’s Michael Wildes has had a long, visible
For a third thing, he has just published them in 1972, when he was hired to keep deportation, and he won; it was that vic- career; he specializes in immigration work
a book about immigration, “Safe Haven Mr. Lennon in the country. But his wife tory, Michael Wildes writes, that under- with clients who have escaped terrorism,
in America: Battles to Open the Golden had. According to Michael Wildes, his lies President Barack Obama’s Deferred are accused of terrorism, are somehow
Door,” which chronicles some dramatic mother, Ruth, was astounded by her hus- Action for Childhood Arrivals program. tainted with terrorism.
stories. Some have happy endings, some band’s lack of knowledge. “My father, bless That’s DACA, which President Trump has His latest, most zeitgeisty work, though,
do not, and some, realistically, end him, was not exactly tuned into the rock declared to be over, and whose recipients culminated just this week, when perhaps
ambivalently. music scene,” Michael writes. His father have lived in unresolved fear and longing his second most famous clients were sworn
It is not surprising that Mr. Wildes chose told his mother that his new clients were for the last year and a half. in as American citizens, and Michael was
immigration as the focus of his practice. “Jack Lemmon and Yoko Motor.” John Lennon won his fight to stay in the all over the American airwaves.
He is the son of a prominent immigra- But Leon Wildes turned to out to be a United States — or perhaps more accu- The newly American pair — Viktor and
tion lawyer — who is his legal partner, in quick study. It didn’t take him long to find rately, Leon Wildes won that fight for Amalija Knavs, the parents of Melania
Wildes & Weinberg P.C. — at a time when out who his new clients really were. him. But then the Beatle was murdered, Knauss Trump (she was born Melanija

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Knavs in Slovenia, and Anglicized her system, which has become sclerotic with
name before she changed it more defini- bureaucratic over-reach, and the threat
tively through marriage) — were able to of terrorist infiltration cannot be ignored,
become citizens because their daughter Mr. Wildes said; in fact, he’s said that for
sponsored them, through what is called years. But he also believes that both the
“family reunification.” country’s promise, in the abstract, and
That puts Mr. Wildes squarely in the its need for the energy and intellect and
middle of the national debate over immi- drive of people who care enough about the
gration. His clients’ daughter’s husband future to make their way here, are fueled
has been loudly bellowing his loathing of by immigrants.
people who come to this country through “Every president has recognized that
what he calls “chain migration.” And one the system is broken, and every presi-
politician’s chain migration is another dent has put a band-aid on it,” he said.
immigration lawyer’s family reunification. “This time, a president has been able to
Michael Wildes was not Melania Trump’s get away with scaring people, because of
lawyer when she got her green card, or a weak and fractured Congress. That is
when she became an American citizen, unacceptable.”
but he has worked with her more recently, He thinks that although the administra-
looking at her path to citizenship and tion is talking about terrorism as it works
declaring it to have been properly laid out to stop immigration, “it’s an excuse. They
and dutifully trodden. Ms. Trump came to
the United States using a B-1/B-2 visitor visa
in 1996, and later that year, and for years
later, she got an annual H1-B visa, made
for working visitors, popularly considered Immigration has
to be for geniuses but also aimed at star
models, Mr. Wildes told the Jewish Stan-
become a very
dard in December 2016. Ms. Knauss next comfortable
sponsored herself for a green card “based
on her extraordinary ability,” Mr. Wildes
thing to play
said then; as a model, her talents, at least ping pong with,
as far as we media-consuming masses have
seen them, seem to lie in semi-nude, pro-
but this is about
vocatively posed photographs (semi-nude, people’s lives.
that is, if a hat counts as clothing), duckbill
pouts, and moody glares at the camera.
We can’t afford
But apparently, at least in some quarters, Leon Wildes stands by as John Lennon flashes a peace sign on the steps of the to get it wrong.
that counts as extraordinary ability, and federal courthouse in Manhattan.
it got her a visa, a green card, and really are doing it to scare people, to get
eventually naturalization. a boot. That’s because he first the results they want in the election booth.
Next, she worked with her immi- suffered from bone spurs — “Immigration has become a very com-
gration lawyer, Mr. Wildes — who a result, Mr. Wildes said, of fortable thing to play ping pong with, but
extols her talents, and believes the constant walking he’s this is about people’s lives. We can’t afford
strongly that she earned and been doing in pursuit of votes to get it wrong. We have several stains on
deserved her H1-B visa — to get her across Englewood. Next, his our nation’s history that we need to move
parents their green cards and then oldest daughter got married, away from. We cannot return to racism, to
citizenship. just a few weeks ago; in his slavery, to the exploitation of people who
Mr. Wildes has strong feelings joy, Mr. Wildes jumped up are less fortunate, to the separation of fam-
about immigration. “Our wonder- and down so enthusiastically ilies. We haven’t separated families since
ful experiment in democracy is in front of the couple as he we did it on the slave block.
made stronger with its main ingre- danced to honor and please “And in our own history, we saw how
dient, immigration,” he said. “But them that he tore his Achil- families were separated in the Holocaust,”
that only works if we get it right. les tendon. (Ouch!) So he had he added. “We have to be supersensitive
I don’t see this administration as the bone spur removed and to that.”
steering us in the right direction. the tendon repaired; at this As he makes clear in his book, Mr. Wil-
They’re scaring everyone into point, the look is dramatic. des is a strong supporter of law enforce-
believing that we can keep safe by This is not the first time ment; he does not think that evincing
changing the very content of what he’s been in the public eye; unhappiness at ICE’s actions now is in
has made America excel among Mr. Wildes has testified before any way an attack on ICE. “I am formally a
the nations.” Congress, and he’s been a fre- member of the law enforcement commu-
He is wary about being seen as quent commentator on both nity,” he said. That’s because he’s a lawyer,
working with Republicans, because broadcast and cable net- but he also is a former auxiliary member
he has been a Democrat through- works. He’s used publicity to of the New York Police Department, which
out his life; he feels that his work MIchael and Leon Wildes flank long-time client Yoko Ono. keep clients safe — it’s harder he joined when he was 18. “I had the privi-
for prominent Republicans, as apo- to kill an enemy, if you are the lege of donning an NYPD uniform and
litical as it is, opens him up to be misun- discussing immigration more generally as agent of a foreign government intent on being introduced to my first bulletproof
derstood. But his work for the Trumps and recently as last month.) shutting up dissident voices, if that person vest as a gift from my parents,” he wrote.
Knavs has given him a platform; at least for Perhaps luckily for him, most of his time shows up on television or in the tabloids. He walked a beat in Queens, where he and
the week, he’s been omnipresent on cable on camera this go-around has him sitting But this is a new level of attention, and Mr. his family lived.
news. (Although not on Fox, Mr. Wildes down, or focusing on his face, talking-head Wildes is using it to make the points that Mr. Wildes interned in Congress for
said, which has ignored the whole Knav style. Otherwise, viewers would be treated he feels must be made. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) and then
story, although he has appeared on Fox to shots of him hobbling, on crutches, in There are very real problems with our for Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic

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congresswoman who ran for vice presi- carried out by Americans, in the name of
dent. “My time in Washington was a for- an incoherent but American ideology.
mative experience,” he wrote. “I never September 11 marked the start of a new
took for granted the liberties and freedoms balance between freedom and safety, Mr.
our founding fathers sought on our shores Wildes said, and he takes the need to be
and the extraordinary sacrifices made safe very seriously. You cannot be free if
by so many to see that the United States you are in danger, or if you are terrified.
remains a safe haven for those at risk and But we must be smart about the balance,
those at need.” he says.
Next, Mr. Wildes became an assistant “As a former federal prosecutor, I want
United States attorney for New York’s our borders protected,” he said. “I want
eastern district; there, he saw firsthand “a them safe. But I am reminded that our
system that was not uniform, and that dis- founding fathers never lost their moral
criminated against people based on their compass when they fought pirates on the
national origins,” he wrote. high seas — and neither should we, in 2018.
All of this gave him insight into the prob- “We are always at risk at our borders.
lems and promises of immigration; that, Our homeland is always at risk. But we
combined with his father’s example, pro- never threw away the recognition of our
pelled him into immigration law. distinction, that among all the lands of the
He is appalled by what he sees. One anec- world, America is the land of liberty.”
dote of many — “there are kids in the court There also is a real risk in turning peo-
system who are given lists of lawyers — and ple away, Mr. Wildes added. “I lecture
they are coloring on the back of the list. Michael Wildes with new Americans Viktor and Amalija Knavs. frequently at universities throughout the
“That is an atrocity. nation, and I meet foreign students who
as family reunification.
“It is a fallacy to think that we approach cannot onboard in companies because
any sense of humanity in the way that we “In general, people will work they are deemed to be a security risk.”
are treating these children. harder and make America stronger That is, students who once would have
“Hachnasat orchim” — welcoming when they have their loved ones been courted for their intellectual, entre-
guests — “is in our DNA as Jews. We shouldaround them,” he continued. “The preneurial, and creative skills, but who
be opening America’s golden doors as hap- president misspoke in public when come from the wrong countries, are not
pily as in the Bible Abraham ran to wash he said that uncles and nieces and allowed to work here. Instead, they return
the feet of the Arab visitors who came to nephews can be brought in. The home, taking their newly learned skills
see him, just 24 hours after he was cir- law does not allow for that. and inherent drive with them.
cumcised. We should be willing not only As for the argument that there are Despite what he’s seen as an immigra-
to invest in their happiness, to remove the
not enough jobs for new immigrants tion lawyer — and perhaps also because of
risks that they are facing, but also to make
— “There are enough blueberries what he’s seen as an immigration lawyer
them part of the stock of citizens we havethat need to be picked in Georgia, — Mr. Wildes is guardedly optimistic about
for the next generation, so that they willenough grass to be mowed in the the future. Personally, he’s got many bless-
pledge allegiance to our flag and pay it for-
suburbs, enough beds to be made in ings. His father, at 85, still comes to the
ward another generation into the future.” the hospitality industry across our MIchael Wildes takes a selfie with Melania office. “We get to sit through client intakes
Mr. Wildes feels very strongly that words
country,” he said. There are plenty Trump. together,” he said. “I have some very deep
matter. “The people who have hijacked of jobs that native-born Americans footprints to fill.”
the immigration dialogue have come up simply do not want, and do not take. “We families, because they understand that it He met his wife, Amy, at law school;
with the worst terminology,” he said. For need all hands on deck. is those workers who work with extraordi- they both went to Cardozo, Yeshiva Uni-
example, “anchor babies. “I deal with the owners of major com- nary enthusiasm. versity’s law school, and took a class that
“I have never seen a woman come to my panies, with major industrialists through- “And right now there is a deafening his father taught together. Now, Amy man-
out the nation, who swear by their immi-
office and wait for 21 years so her child can silence in Washington from our congres- ages the firm’s New Jersey offices, one of
sponsor her,” he said. “And chain migra- grant workforces,” he added. “I work with sional leaders.” four around the country, and Mr. Wildes is
tion is a very derogatory term for a bed- restaurateurs who treat their immigrant In his book, Mr. Wildes tells us that there continuing his family connection with Car-
rock of immigration law and policy known labor as if they were members of their own is no such thing as a typical immigration dozo. His two older children, Raquel and
case — or for that matter a typical immi- Joshua, both are students there, his next
grant. Each would-be American is unique, daughter, Lauren Ruth, just finished col-
he says. lege, and Jacqueline still is in high school.
If he had to point to one event that Mr. Wildes’ mother died when she was
changed the practice of immigration law 56. The Wildes miss her, but her memory
in his lifetime, Mr. Wildes writes, it was permeates their experience at Cardozo.
the September 11, 2001, attacks on the “My father dedicated a room to her mem-
World Trade Center and the Pentagon. He ory, and I made my class schedule so that
knows what that nightmare looked like; he I can daven mincha in that room and then
was with Hatzalah, the Jewish ambulance teach the class in her honor while I’m
corps for which he has volunteered for there,” he said.
most of his adult life; in that capacity, he Michael Wildes is confident that eventu-
was at the smoking heap on September 12. ally the immigration system will be fixed,
The terrorist murderers, who killed even if will take a great deal of time and
almost 3,000 people, were not Americans, much so-far-nonexistent goodwill. That’s
and the cause for which they killed was not the promise of this country, he said; as the
American. That led to a suspicion of peo- descendant of immigrants who came here
ple who were not Americans in general, looking for a better life, and whose chil-
and of Muslims in particular; this despite dren and grandchildren and great-grand-
the fact that so many acts of mass murder children found that life, he thinks that the
in the United States, including such atroci- promise will be fulfilled for the next gen-
During his college years, Michael Wildes was an auxiliary officer in the NYPD. ties as the Oklahoma City bombing, were eration of new immigrants.

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Ronald Lauder helped make Netanyahu prime minister


Now he’s publicly opposing him
BEN SALES just Zionism and a pluralistic Judaism that

I
respects every human being. So when mem-
t’s gotta hurt when the guy who used bers of Israel’s current government uninten-
to fund your political career writes tionally undermine the covenant between
two op-eds criticizing you in The New Judaism and enlightenment, they crush the
York Times. core of contemporary Jewish existence.”
Benjamin Netanyahu would know. That’s It’s the second time Lauder has taken to
what’s happening to him right now. the pages of the Times to lambaste Netan-
On Monday, Netanyahu was the target of yahu’s agenda. In March, he lamented both
a scathing column by Ronald Lauder, the the demise of the two-state solution under
cosmetics heir who heads the World Jewish Netanyahu and the power of Orthodox par-
Congress. Lauder lamented Israel’s recent ties in Israel. He warned that by “submit-
nation-state law, which Netanyahu defends ting to the pressures exerted by a minority
as a safeguard of Israel’s Jewish character in Israel, the Jewish state is alienating a large
but critics see as a slap in the face to the segment of the Jewish people.”
country’s minorities. Lauder may fear Netanyahu’s policies
Lauder wrote that Israel’s turn to the now. But without Lauder’s support, it’s pos-
nationalist right is betraying its commitment sible Netanyahu never would have been
to democratic, humanistic ideals — and it’s prime minister at all.
betraying the Jewish people’s commitment In 1996, the first time Netanyahu ran for
to those ideals as well. the office, he was a major underdog fac- Ronald Lauder speaks next to a lit menorah at a memorial to the Warsaw Ghetto
“The Jews of the new era have fused our ing a 30-point deficit to incumbent Shimon Uprising in Poland on April 19, 2018.  SEAN GALLUP/GETTY IMAGES

national pride and religious affiliation with Peres. Yitzhak Rabin, Israel’s prime minis-
a dedication to human progress, worldly ter, had been assassinated months earlier by Beyond the national sympathy for assassination. A month beforehand, he par-
culture and morality,” Lauder wrote. “Con- a right-wing Jewish extremist opposed to the Rabin’s Labor Party, some saw Netanyahu ticipated in an anti-Rabin rally where some
servatives and liberals, we all believe in a Israeli-Palestinian peace process. as complicit in the incitement that led to the SEE RONALD LAUDER PAGE 32

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policies in a speech to the Shalem Center,


Ronald Lauder which some took as an endorsement of
FROM PAGE 31
his candidacy. Last year, police officers
people waved photos of Rabin in an S.S. investigating Netanyahu for corruption
uniform and chanted that he was a traitor. reportedly questioned Lauder about gifts
It was Peres’ election to lose. he has given the prime minister.
Enter Lauder, a Netanyahu ally since So why the falling-out? In 2011, Israeli
the man nicknamed Bibi was Israel’s Channel 10 aired an unflattering investi-
ambassador to the United Nations in the gation into Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, accus-
1980s. Lauder reportedly was a major ing her of an inappropriately extravagant
donor to Netanyahu’s 1996 run. More lifestyle. Lauder has a partial stake in the
crucial, he brought Republican campaign channel, but refused to pressure Channel
strategist Arthur Finkelstein to work on 10 to drop the segment.
the campaign. In the meantime, Bibi got a new bene-
Finkelstein came up with the slo- factor: Sheldon Adelson. In 2007, the
gan “Peres will divide Jerusalem” in casino mogul and Republican mega-
peace negotiations — and it worked. A donor threw his heft behind Netanyahu.
stark attack ad, complete with a black Adelson funds Israel Hayom, a free daily
screen, red text, and ominous nar- newspaper that supports the prime min-
ration, warned that Peres had failed ister. Adelson also donated to President
while a Netanyahu victory would mean Donald Trump’s campaign, helping bridge
a “secure peace.” A string of suicide the two leaders.
bombings in the weeks before the Since Trump took office, Lauder
election damaged the public’s faith in reportedly has tried to use his rapport
Peres, and Netanyahu won in a shock- with Trump, Netanyahu, and Palestinian
ing upset, beating Peres by 1 percent. Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to
Lauder remained in Netanyahu’s restart peace talks. But the effort so far
corner for more than a decade, at one has gone nowhere.
point even offering to buy every unsold So now Lauder has taken twice to the
copy of one of Netanyahu’s books. In op-ed pages of the New York Times, slam-
1998, Netanyahu enlisted Lauder to ming the man he once helped bring to
pass on sensitive messages to then- power.
Syrian President Hafez Assad in a failed “Israel is a miracle,” Lauder wrote
attempt to broker a peace pact. on Monday. “The Jews of the diaspora
During Netanyahu’s 1999 re-election look up to Israel, admire its astonishing
campaign, when Lauder chaired the achievements and view it as their second
Conference of Presidents of Major Ameri- home. However, today some wonder if the
can Jewish Organizations, the mogul the nation they cherish is losing its way.”
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chemotherapy medications to be sent pharmacies.
to the Hamas-controlled region. The P.A. has been attempting to pres-
The terror-run region’s health offi- sure Hamas to cede power to Gaza for
cials reported that 700 cancer patients, more than a year, imposing heavy finan-
including 200 children, did not receive cial sanctions on the region, including
their chemotherapy doses at Gaza large pay cuts to tens of thousands of
City’s Abdel al-Aziz al-Rantisi Hospital employees. Hamas took control of Gaza
on Monday because 45 of 60 chemo- in a coup in 2007.
therapy drugs were out of stock. The Palestinian Authority similarly
The delivery was reported by the halted vital medication and medical-
P.A.’s WAFA news site, but details equipment shipments to Gaza for sev-
as to the amount of medication and eral months in 2017, before resuming in
their estimated arrival date were not November 2017.
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Editorial
Immigration
TRUTH REGARDLESS OF CONSEQUENCES

Cory Booker’s declining


T support for Israel
hose of us whose ancestors came and oppression and hunger and the hatred
to the United States before the late of their neighbors. They left for reasons very

C
1930s are incredibly lucky. similar to the reasons that drive immigrants
With all the stories about immi- to our borders now. ory Booker served as my though it empowered a regime that
gration in the news, it’s impossible not to Often they had to leave children or parents student president at the repeatedly called for Israel’s annihi-
think about the family stories that float behind. To immigrate was to risk never seeing University of Oxford. At the lation and actively sought the means
around for many of us, untethered to specif- your family again. It was to leave behind all time, the Oxford L’Chaim to see it through. What most disap-
ics, full of emotion, full of gratitude. the risks you knew, in favor of the risks you Society was the second largest stu- pointed me is that Cory did not once
My husband has vague stories of his grand- didn’t know. dent group in Oxford’s history. When take to the floor of the Senate to con-
father escaping Russian conscription under It’s the same thing for immigrants now. Yes, we both returned to the United States, demn Iran’s repeated promise to anni-
the bottom of a cart, later getting to Canada some of them are criminals. (Some of the I introduced him to the American hilate Israel.
and then crossing from the north to make his ones who came over with our ancestors were Jewish community, who would later Then, this past April, the Senate For-
illegal way to Chicago. We don’t know how criminals too.) Some will be a burden on the make him the single largest recipient eign Relations Committee — of which
true they are, but we do know that he ended state. (So were some of ours.) But most of of pro-Israel political support in the Cory is a member — held a vote to halt
up a doctor in a Catholic hospital, wearing them are looking for a better life. For hope. nation. But now he has U.S. taxpayer funding for
two pair of glasses when the first one didn’t Maybe, if they dare think so grandly, for a shocked the pro-Israel the Palestinian Author-
help him see well enough to drive. We do chance at happiness, whose pursuit Jefferson and Jewish communi- ity’s “pay-to-slay” pol-
know that he was eternally grateful to this had said is a self-evident right. ties with his cratering icy that granted terror-
country, and to the nuns who hired him when The idea that now, instead of welcoming support for Israel. ist murderers and their
the Protestant hospital told him that they had immigrants, instead of screening them and For years he was seen families actual salaries
too many Jews already. letting the ones whose futures seem likely to as one of the great pro- for the Israelis they’d
My husband also has vague memories of benefit all of us, instead of looking at them Israel voices in Ameri- killed. The Taylor Force
his grandmother talking about how her par- as people, we now not only turn them away can politics. During his Act, named after a heroic
ents were divorced, at a time when divorce but separate parents from children, is both campaign for and tenure former U.S. Army offi-
was rare, and how she came to this coun- wrong and devastating. as the mayor of Newark, Rabbi cer murdered by a Pal-
try as a child to escape both the shame and In the last few weeks, we’ve been hearing Cory would electrify Shmuley estinian terrorist, would
the even-more-grinding-than-normal pov- and seeing and reading about (unless we are Jewish crowds through- Boteach merely stop American
erty that were meted out to the children of able to turn the radio or the podcast or the out the country with taxpayer money from
divorce. She ended up married to a lawyer television off quickly enough, or turn the his knowledge of the being used to fund mur-
and an active Labor Zionist, in an apartment page adroitly enough so that we don’t see the Torah, which he and I regularly stud- der. It was nothing but a clear and cru-
high above Lake Shore Drive. full story but only ghost images) what hap- ied together. Then there was his sin- cial sign of America’s deep respect for
I remember my great-aunt tearing up as pens to children put in camps or shelters or cere love for Israel, which I arranged human life.
she looked at photographs of the Hungarian other facilities, sometimes medicated, some- for him to visit for the first time in 1994. Unbelievably, Cory voted against it in
countryside. It was so beautiful, she said in times separated so thoroughly from their par- In return, Cory received enormous the Foreign Relations Committee.
her luscious accent, all rolling consonants, as ents that like Humpty Dumpty the relation- Jewish political and financial support, Cory then condemned President
rich as the country looked in those pictures. ships can’t be put together again. Parents are becoming, arguably, the single biggest Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as
She hung them up in her kitchen — but she deported without their kids, record-keeping recipient of financial contributions the capital of Israel and moving the
never went back, and never wanted to. is so abysmal that the system can’t find the from the Jewish community. Even as embassy.
I remember stories of my grandfather, a kids. It goes devastatingly on and on. he rose in stature and launched a cam- Last week, Cory would take his
brilliant student, fluent, as so many of his Those of us who are here now are lucky. As paign for the Senate in 2013, no one increasingly deteriorating relation-
contemporaries were, in seven or eight lan- Rabbi Kenneth Brander reminds us, for the doubted Cory’s kinship with the Jew- ship with the pro-Israel community
guages — he learned Italian when he got here first time in history, Jews who make aliyah from ish community and Israel. to a new low.
because it was so close to Romanian, and the United States are going toward something. When he reached the Senate, how- The junior senator from New Jersey
much more useful — who never got to become They are not running away from anything. ever, things would quickly begin to flew to New Orleans to address the pro-
the scholar murky family lore said he would We are a nation of immigrants. It is those devolve, creating friction between gressive mega-event Netroots Nation
have been, but who started a business that immigrants’ drive and hunger and energy Cory and the pro-Israel commu- 2018. The conference brought together
allowed his family to be comfortable during and curiosity and unstoppable need to move nity and immense pressure on our almost all of the candidates expected
the Depression. forward that made this country grow. friendship. to seek the Democratic nomination
I remember stories of horses and wagons in Of course we cannot be stupid or senti- First, Cory voted for President in 2020, including Senators Elizabeth
Brooklyn, and about my very young mother mental about immigration, but we cannot Obama’s catastrophic deal with Iran, Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala
correcting her grandparents’ Hungarian. forget what made America what it is if we
Those generations of immigrants left mainly want it to keep it as a beacon of freedom, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is the author of 32 books, including “The Israel Warrior.”
for economic opportunity, to escape poverty liberty, and light. —JP Follow him on Twitter @RabbiShmuley.

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Harris. Speaking alongside the


presidential contenders were doz-
sign was “Palestine,” and the placard
had been handed to him by a woman Protest and prayer
ens of other leading Democratic fig-
ures, including Mayor Bill de Blasio,
wearing a blatantly pro-Palestinian
t-shirt. The woman activist is Leah to inspire a 21st-century
Democratic congressional nominee
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York
Muskin-Pierret, a BDS conspiracy
theorist who claims the Israel lobby is civil rights movement

B
gubernatorial candidate Cynthia funded by the NRA and the pharma-
Nixon, and many others. ceutical industry and once contrib- ryan Stevenson deserves our
New Orleans was teeming with uted to the legal defense of Rasmeah attention even if he doesn’t speak
t politicians and pundits who are Odeh, a PFLP terrorist convicted in directly to our concerns as Jews.
- viewed as unsympathetic to Israel. 1969 for blowing up an Israeli super- Stevenson runs an organization
And yet, it would be Cory — my market, killing two young students out of Montgomery, Alabama, called Equal
- soul friend, Torah study partner, and maiming nine others. Justice Initiative. It is an NGO legal services
attendee at untold numbers of my Cory’s claim that he did not know campaign dedicated to representing convicted
- Shabbat dinners, who rose to power what the sign said is being hotly blacks, some on death row, whose incarcera-
- vowing the staunchest support of disputed by the same BDS leaders tion often is the result of racial discrimination.
Israel — who would shock American who claim that Cory was speaking Stevenson makes the compelling case for a
- Jewry with a photo with BDS lead- to them for quite a while before the through-line from slavery to Jim Crow segre-
ers condemning the Israeli security photo was taken. But I, of course, gation to mass imprisonment, and not only in
t fence that has saved an incalculable believe Cory and not BDS. the South.
r number of Israeli lives. So we’ll take Cory’s explanation at I recently returned from an eight-day vaca-
- Cory was photographed with Pal- face value. Even with all the visible tion-with-a-purpose — the goal was to trace
- estinian BDS activists holding a sign markings of an anti-Israel crowd try- the modern civil rights evolution from the
- that read “From Palestine to Mexico, ing to get him to take a photo con- 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision
r All the Walls Must Go,” alongside an demning Israel, I understand that in overturning legal segregation to the 1964
image of a crumbling brick wall. The the rush of a major event he might Civil Rights Act. Joined by my wife and two
photograph was uploaded to Twitter have been careless. But having been still-good friends, I mainly visited museums
by the sign’s creators, the US Cam- duped into supporting the ideas of of conscience — a relatively new repository
paign for Palestinian Rights, and radical Israel-haters, one might have development — in Memphis, Birmingham, This section of the National Memorial for
- from there it went viral. expected Cory to condemn their Montgomery, Tuskegee, and three towns in Peace and Justice reminds viewers of
- To be sure, the crude compari- deception, both their means and Mississippi — Philadelphia (the scene where the lynchings that targeted members of
son being made by the sign is a lie their ends. voter-registration activists James Chaney, minority groups in the United States.
peddled by only the most unsympa- He did not. Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner DENNIS B. KLEIN

thetic to Israel’s cause. Israel’s secu- In fact, despite having confused were murdered), Money (where
- rity barrier was not erected to protect and disheartened the very com- scholars believe the 1955 mur- belligerence. It helps to recall
- an economy or to stem immigration. munity that supported his political der of Emmett Till launched the that the civil rights movement a
r It was a last resort taken by Israel to campaigns for decades, Cory has modern grassroots civil rights half-century ago was set against
stop the river of innocent blood being refused to address the incident per- movement), and Oxford, the the background of the Cold War.
shed after more than 1,000 Israeli sonally at all. home of Ole Miss, the University What inspired bystanders across
civilians were murdered in a five-year This follows AIPAC’s unsuccessful of Mississippi, where James Mer- the political spectrum to notice
t campaign of Palestinian terror. Until attempts to lobby Cory to support edith dramatically broke that uni- racial injustice and take action on
then, Palestinian terrorists carrying an anti-BDS measure known as the versity’s color line. the street and in Washington was
weapons and explosives were infil- Israel Anti-Boycott Act and the Com- The Equal Justice Initiative’s the shame of our undemocratic,
trating Israel with terrifying ease. Only bating BDS Act of 2017. BDS seeks the National Memorial for Peace and Dennis B. racist behavior, and the hypoc-
after the barrier was made would the economic destruction of the State of Justice, an interactive counter- Klein risy it exposed in our struggle
- bloodshed finally be dramatically Israel. That Cory has not joined his memorial in Montgomery com- against the worldwide commu-
y reduced. The Israeli security barrier pro-Israel Senate colleagues in sign- memorating documented cases nist threat. It was as if our Cold-
is there solely to save lives. ing on is disheartening and deeply of public lynching, reminded me of a survey War survival as a democracy depended in
y To compare it to the hotly dis- disappointing. my synagogue, Congregation Beth Sholom in good part on our commitment to racial justice
- puted Mexican border wall is to Time is running out for Cory to Teaneck, conducted some three years ago. The at home. Many who benefited from social and
signal willful ignorance and malice come out and strongly support Israel survey revealed that limitations on members’ economic privileges were willing to accommo-
r toward Israel. To call for Israel to and condemn its enemies, especially disposable time kept them from attending our date them to a higher or competing purpose.
tear down a bulwark against every- BDS. Every day I receive messages programs. It was puzzling, then, that many of Nothing substantial has taken the place of
day safety is to proclaim a cold and from people all over the country them reported an interest in social justice con- the Cold War to inspire our faith in a transcen-
callous disregard for Jewish life. expressing deep anger at me at hav- cerns, suggesting a growing interest within the dent good cause. It appears that we again are
a And yet, there was someone who ing brought Cory to the Jewish com- Jewish community in matters that influence concerned if not anxious about number one,
was like a brother to me for 26 years, munity. They feel he is abandoning our American as well as our Jewish lives. indifferent to if not suspicious of others. It
one of the Jewish community’s most Israel in order to impress extreme We four travelers, who are Jewish, observed would be reassuring if the human rights and
cherished friends, holding up a leftist elements of the Democratic and commented on the historical and spiritual transitional justice movements fired our imagi-
radical anti-Israel sign and smiling party, when support for Israel must civil rights and Jewish intersections. We were nations and galvanized us to principled action.
for a photo with radical anti-Israel remain bipartisan. In the end, the aware that we were more than spectators. There is hope that social-justice work is
activists. American Jewish community sup- We also were aware that we were revisiting emerging as a cutting edge in Jewish life. I
Cory’s spokesman claimed that ported Cory not only with votes and an era whose legacy is unraveling. When we love Bryan Stevenson. But nothing, for now,
“amid the rush…he didn’t have time contribution but with our trust. talk about polarization in American society, shames us and our fellow citizens daily into
to read the sign” and that “from his It is a trust he can regain not by we are referring to a process that is redirecting taking decisive, persistent steps to protect a
cursory glance he thought it was quoting to Jewish audiences the our multicultural aspirations to culture-war SEE PROTEST PAGE 37
talking about Mexico.” Cory, in the Torah ideas that he and I have studied
end, would claim that “he didn’t together over the decades — impor-
realize [the sign] had anything to do tant as they are — but only with clear The opinions expressed in this section are those of the authors, not necessarily those of the
with Israel.” and unequivocal steps to support the newspaper’s editors, publishers, or other staffers. We welcome letters to the editor.
It’s an odd thing for Cory to say, world’s only Jewish state against those Send them to jstandardletters@gmail.com.
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Opinion

Miracle on Pennsylvania Avenue

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unday, August 12, 2018, in the country. Yet they were verbally abused with obsceni-
marked the first anni- ties and epithets shouted at them; they were called racists,
versary of the horrible Nazis, and Fascists. They even were pelted with projectiles.
events in Charlottes- Reporters were not immune; some reportedly even were

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ville, when white supremacists physically assaulted. Not everyone in the counter-protest
marched and violently clashed acted this badly, but if hate has no home on the left, then it
with counter-protestors. was certainly an invited guest.
The white supremacists These extremist fringe groups, sometimes referred to as
were classic racists and anti- the alt-right or alt-left, might better be labeled violent anar-
Semites. Many of the people Leonard chists. They are determined to undermine the existing order
peacefully protesting against Grunstein in the United States and forcibly substitute their own false
them were ordinary people, utopian visions of society in its place. Their immediate goals
who just couldn’t stand by and are disruption and violence in order to cause a breakdown
not respond to the virulently racist, anti-Semitic, and pro- of society. White supremacists gathered at the entrance to
foundly un-American rants of the supremacists. Others On Sunday, on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C., Emancipation Park for last year’s United the Right
though, who violently attacked the supremacists, were a miracle occurred. God opened up the heavens and rained march in Charlottesville, Va., on August 12, 2017.
members of an amalgamation of so-called Antifa and other on their parades. The downpour was accompanied by thun-
violent anarchist groups, with virtuous sounding pseud- der and lightning. Instead of a day of rage, it was a washout. It was, however, cause for reflection. How might these vio-
onyms. Unfortunately, their ranks also include anti-Semites. Thank God, there was no repeat of the violent out-of-control lent extremist groups be so marginalized that any of their
Washington D.C. was the venue selected for the anniver- clashes of a year ago in Charlottesville. Yes, there were some future appearances similarly would become non-events?
sary observance of those clashes. The day was billed as a masked figures trying desperately to cause trouble, but the Their goal is to demonstrate the inefficacy of our existing
fight between the “Unite the Right” rally and the “United DC police contained them. government and systems. Their provocative actions are not
Against Hate” counter-protest. Both were misnomers. I do wonder why the masked individuals were not spontaneous; they are intended to make this point and draw
The rally organizers were just a disparate collection of arrested for violating DC Code Section 22-3312.03, which our attention to it.
white supremacist fringe groups. They do not represent the prohibits the wearing of masks or other disguises under This is not a new phenomenon. It occurred in Germany
overwhelming majority of the right. these circumstances. Nevertheless, law enforcement was during the tumultuous period after the end of the First
The counter-protest organizers included Antifa and its well prepared and performed superbly. But the rain. Wow! World War. The radical leftist anarchist group known as
cohorts, who also are fringe groups that don’t represent the Here we sat, on a sunny afternoon in Teaneck, treated the Spartacists were determined to undermine the Wei-
overwhelming majority of the left. There was a lot of hate to boring visuals on TV, cable, and social media showing mar social democratic government. They committed ram-
expressed by many of the so-called anti-hate protesters. The umbrellas and people seeking shelter from the rain, instead pant acts of violence in furtherance of their program to
DC police are one of the most diverse police departments of violent clashes. destroy people’s trust in existing government institutions.

If Israel has such bad PR, why is it still so popular?

T
he first mention of “There is … no single authority that coordinates and undermined. You wouldn’t know about BDS if celebri-
the Hebrew word supervises these various activities,” complains Michael ties didn’t regularly include Israel on their world tours.
“hasbarah” in JTA Oren, who is (wait for it) Israel’s deputy minister in The charge of “pinkwashing” — that Israel touts its
was in 1988, at the charge of public diplomacy. relatively progressive record on LGBT rights to distract
height of the first intifada. The critics, however, don’t make a convincing case the world from the occupation — targets what the BDS
The article focused on Israelis about why any of this matters. folk think is a positive and effective means of hasbarah.
and American Jews and their Complaints about Israel’s hasbarah efforts are as Otherwise, why would they bother? And paradoxically,
deep concern that the media regular and ritualistic as the Jewish holidays. Without every charge of pinkwashing only reminds the casual
were distorting the unrest and answers from a strong PR campaign, the theory goes, reader of Israel’s strong LGBT record.
showing the Israeli military in Andrew the litany of anti-Israel charges gains traction. Two kinds of critics, often overlapping, criticize Isra-
a bad light. Silow-Carroll But among whom? el’s hasbarah.
The answer, interviewees Israel remains hugely popular among the American The first is convinced that the media have it in for
agreed, was better “hasbarah” public. According to Gallup, 64 percent of the U.S. popu- Israel. Such critics also hold the mistaken notion that
— a Hebrew word, explained the author (OK, it was me), lation sympathizes with the Israelis over the Palestin- the media’s role is to tell a story as they would have it
“whose meaning falls somewhere between information ians, and only 19 percent say they sympathize more with told. Coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is hardly
and propaganda.” the Palestinians. Congress remains firmly pro-Israel. perfect, and examples abound of stories becoming sto-
“Israel has never actually looked at hasbarah as an Yes, a Pew survey in January showed a wide partisan ries only when Palestinians are the victims, or headlines
integral part of policymaking,” Dan Pattir, a former divide over Israel, with 79 percent of Republicans and that ignore cause (a terror attack) for effect (the Israelis’
press secretary to prime ministers Yitzhak Rabin and only 27 percent of Democrats sympathizing more with response). In general, however, Palestinians have a point
Menachem Begin, said then. Israel than with the Palestinians. when they complain that the media often shape the nar-
Fast forward 30 years. But the poll questions forced respondents to choose rative according to an Israeli point of view, depicting
Writing last week in the Los Angeles Times, Noga between Israelis and Palestinians (why not both?), and Palestinian life with an Israeli gaze. If you want to see
Tarnapolsky makes a convincing case that Israel’s pub- the results may have reflected only the deeply partisan what coverage of the conflict would look like otherwise,
lic diplomacy efforts are flawed, unprofessional, scat- nature of American politics — and that is not anything read a pro-Palestinian website like Electronic Intifada or
tershot, and out of touch. Critics tell her that Prime you can hasbarah away. a far-left Israeli site like +972. It’s nothing like the Israel
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu relies too much on Despite wide publicity and Jewish consternation, the coverage you see in the mainstream media.
social-media videos to defend Israel. They say its mili- Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment movement hasn’t The other kind of critic blames unpopular policy on
tary spokespeople are ill prepared to answer questions taken root outside the far left. As of June, 25 states bad hasbarah. Good hasbarah, they insist, presumably
about controversial events, like May’s deadly riots on have enacted anti-BDS laws. In fact, the whole point of could have forestalled the brouhaha over the Israeli
the border with Gaza. BDS is that Israel has a positive image that needs to be nation-state law (a brouhaha, I’d wager, that most

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Revolution was their creed. The government lacked the will or It’s time to demand that mayors and police do their jobs. People have
resources to restrain the violence. the right to protest, but not to hurt people and destroy property.
Protest
FROM PAGE 35
Old guard right wing elites, who also despised the democratically Violent protestors should not be able to mask their identity. It is
elected government, reacted to the threat posed by the Spartacists. reported that the ranks of the white supremacists marchers were culture of uncompromising mutual
They formed so-called Freikorps (private militias), recruited from thinned out because neighbors, employers, and victims knew who respect. We possess good intentions
the ranks of demobilized veterans of WWI, to combat the Sparta- they were and could sue or react with appropriate outrage. Why and our donations of time and treasure
cists. Unlike law enforcement, they acted without legal and govern- should the alt-left be immune? The videos of masked Antifa thugs are surely important, but the cause so
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mental restraints. Their efforts did not end the violence but only lawlessly breaking windows evoke images of Kristallnacht. I can’t far is piecemeal. We are floundering.
begat more uncontrollable violence. help but view them with revulsion. Disregard for people’s property We are a people whose tradition is
Indeed, the ensuing turmoil supercharged the process of under- rights very quickly devolves into disregard for people, as well. replete with begetting. Short of Cold
mining trust in the existing government and eventually ushered in The beauty of our system of governance is not just our constitu- War II, we can rediscover our prin-
the Nazi regime. tion and bill of rights; it is our respect for the law. To have a society ciples in small steps that might beget
Sound familiar? The alt-right wishes to change things back to con- based on laws, we must enforce them. As the Bible commands in change-making movements. The
form to its mythical and absurd vision of the ways things were. The this week’s Torah reading, Shoftim, judges and law enforcement Equal Justice Initiative offers an idea:
alt-left wishes to change things by forcibly imposing its own odious authorities must be appointed. They are required to govern righ- Counties or perhaps entire regions
vision of a society it controls. Each is pursuing its extreme program teously. Laws can be unjust, but the solution is to challenge them in which lynching occurred can col-
outside our norms of legitimate discourse and proper behavior. in court or elect legislators to change them. Lawlessness, however, laborate with EJI to remember the
Our answer to change is at the voting booth. There is no force cannot be tolerated. It only leads to increasing levels of lawlessness,
permitted. It’s about winning the day with better ideas and policies. including violence. We cannot accept this as the new norm.
This, though, is not the regular means chosen by groups on the alt- We have so much that is beautiful and worth treasuring in this
left and alt-right. wonderful country of America. Make no mistake about it; we are the
Creating the image of a government out of control is their weapon envy of the rest of the world for good reason. Not everything may It appears that
of choice. Hence, the recent events, in Portland, when government be perfect; but we are free to strive for perfection. Our tradition is
offices were shut down forcibly and employees were intimidated to live and let live, exercise our right to free speech peacefully and we again are
physically. But it usually doesn’t end there, because there is the vote at the ballot box. concerned if
inevitable reaction — and all too often it’s an over-reaction. Thus, There is no excuse or justification for violence, and it cannot be
Portland since has experienced violent confrontations between alt- condoned. It’s time for all of us to condemn it, no matter who the not anxious
right groups and Antifa and its cohorts. perpetrator, and without qualification. about number
Whenever government doesn’t act to stop the violence and hold
the wrongdoers accountable, it is complicit. To onlookers, it appears Leon Grunstein of Teaneck, a retired attorney and banker, founded one, indifferent
as if society is crumbling. We can’t allow anarchy to prevail. Proper and was chairman of the Metropolitan National Bank and then to if not
policing is a part of the solution, as demonstrated in Washington, Israel Discount Bank of NY. He also founded He also founded
D.C., on Sunday. Project Ezrah and serves on the board of Revel at Yeshiva University suspicious of
We also have to do our part. We have got to rain on their parade. and the AIPAC National Council. others.
event by requesting a replica of a rep-
resentative part of its memorial for
local installation. One documented
from having children through surro- case of lynching occurred in central
gacy. More broadly, Netanyahu’s close New Jersey — surely there were oth-
ties with President Donald Trump ers throughout the state. Let’s bring
may be understandable and justifi- the story back home. We can explore
able, as his outreach to European installing it among the twin memorials
nationalists may be, but there is a to the Holocaust and U.S. slavery now
political and PR price to be paid for under development in Teaneck. (Bruce
such embraces. Prince, one of my traveling compan-
Netanyahu has good instincts for ions, is a co-organizer.) Even if Bergen
English-speaking audiences, and County doesn’t qualify, we can start a
sometimes he realizes that a posi- conversation leading to joint projects
tive pitch can get you only so far. In with our neighbors.
the past few weeks, left-wing activ- It’s an isolated idea for sure, but
ists have complained that Israeli air- maybe it will lock into other isolated
port security has detained them and events — many showing consider-
asked specifically about their activ- able promise — against a background
ism and their political beliefs. whose features we need to divine.
On Monday, after the liberal Zion- Referring to his participation in the
ist writer Peter Beinart said he was march from Selma to Montgomery,
stopped and interrogated, Netan- Abraham Joshua Heschel believed
yahu issued a statement saying it was that “our march was worship.” It was
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu understands that Israel’s hasbarah can get the an “administrative mistake,” adding “protest and prayer” that I believe can
country only so far.  ILLUSTRATION BY CHARLES DUNST/JTA; PHOTO: MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/GETTY that “Israel is the only country in the and must crystallize a renewed, other-
Middle East where people voice their directed social climate we Jews and all
Americans never even heard about). That story has legs not opinions freely and robustly.” Americans can cherish.
because of a bad marketing rollout, but because the law was a The latter statement is a staple of pro-Israel hasbarah. It’s a
policy decision that fed directly into a perception that Israel’s terrific policy, as long as it has the added benefit of being true. Dennis Klein of Teaneck, a professor
right-wing government was growing less democratic and more But when actions prove unpopular, PR won’t save you. The root of history at Kean University and
nationalistic. meaning of hasbarah is “explanation,” not “alchemy.” the director of its master of arts in
Passage of the law capped a week in which the Knesset allowed  JTA WIRE SERVICE Holocaust and genocide studies and
the education minister to bar groups critical of government poli- Jewish studies programs, is co-chair
cies from speaking in public schools, made it harder for Palestin- Andrew Silow-Carroll of Teaneck is the editor in chief of JTA of Congregation Beth Sholom’s Adult
ians to win land disputes, and blocked single men and gay couples Wire Service. Education Committee.

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Change your life, change your health


Jill Freidbauer’s path to integrative health

BANJI GANCHROW said. And then her paternal grandmother died, a

O
woman with whom she was extremely close and
ne in five people suffer from autoimmune diseases who had lived a very healthy lifestyle. “That was my
— lupus, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid “a-ha” moment — when I realized that maybe there
arthritis and ulcerative colitis. Women are more was a holistic approach to healing myself,” she said.
likely than men to be affected. “One that involved not only my diet, but acknowl-
When one goes to the doctor, you expect her to prescribe edging the stress in my life and doing something
some sort of medication as the panacea to what ails you. But about it.”
what happens if the medicine doesn’t work or stops working? Ms. Freidbauer decided to take control of her
What happens when you feel like there is more you can be health. She began by consulting with Gila Guzman,
doing to help heal your body? Those are some of the questions a well-known health coach in Teaneck. “At first, I
that Teaneck resident Jill Freidbauer asked herself when she was very skeptical,” she said.
found herself suffering from ulcerative colitis. But then, with the help of an elimination diet,
Her journey began more than 14 years ago when she was and really figuring out what made her feel better,
16 weeks pregnant with her first child. Ms. Freidbauer started she ultimately went into remission from her UC.
experiencing intense gastrointestinal symptoms. She was “There is scientific evidence on the effect that food
diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and put on steroids. She had has on the gut, as it houses 70 percent of your
asked her doctor whether diet had anything to do with UC immune system,” she said.
and she was told no. Her son was born early and with some Ms. Freidbauer knows that this approach
complications that have since resolved themselves, but over doesn’t work for everyone and that, “if you don’t
the next few years, Freidbauer endured many stressors. also address the stress in your life, you can never get very simple dietary and lifestyle changes.”
Her mother was diagnosed with early onset dementia, her healthy. Health is a journey.” Many people have asked Ms. Friedbauer how she was
daughter was born with a rare genetic disorder that occurs She also still believes in seeing her doctor every six able to “heal herself.”
in-utero, and her ulcerative colitis continued to plague her months to make sure everything is ok. “Doctors, over “As I learned myself through my own health journey,
daily functioning. the years, have come to see that the holistic approach all the healthy food in the world will never heal us since
“The doctors said that diet and stress did not cause my UC, can work for some of their patients. There are some doc- health encompasses much more than just food,” she
but I really had stopped taking care of myself,” Ms. Freidbauer tors that practice Functional Medicine — which means said. “The integrative nutrition approach, created by
they are conventionally trained doctors, but they recog- Joshua Rosenthal, explains that in our lives we have pri-
nize the effect that food has on the body. It is a marrying mary food and secondary food. Primary foods are all the
of the two worlds.” As for the word “holistic,” it really things that feed and nourish our lives such as our rela-
just translates into “natural” — eating clean foods that tionships, careers, spirituality, exercise level, creativity,

A Reason to Smile work with your body.


Ms. Freidbauer grew up in River Edge. She received
that which brings us joy and much much more. Food is
really secondary! Therefore, in order to truly heal, we
her masters in physical therapy from Northeastern Uni- need to address primary and secondary food.”
versity. She recently became an integrative nutrition Ms. Freidbauer has taken all of her experience and all
health coach. of her knowledge and with the encouragement of the
“What I love about coaching is empowering my cli- many fans who have learned from her story, she wrote
ents to see that they have the power within themselves a book. “Heal Your Soul, Heal Your Gut — A Beginner’s
to change their habits and promote healing within the Guide to Healing Autoimmune Disease Based on Science
body,” Ms. Freidbauer said. Many of her clients have and Ancient Jewish Wisdom.”
come to her with various autoimmune diagnoses. “I know it is a long title, but it was important to me
“Their medications are not always working, and they that it was all addressed and people would know what
have been told by their practitioners that they just need they were getting themselves into,” Ms.Freidbauer
to accept they have an autoimmune disease or another explained. She had become religious in college and felt
illness,” she said. But Ms. Freidbauer, who went into her Judaism was an important part of her healing. Spiri-
remission through her own health practices, offers a tual healing can be just as important as physical healing,
different perspective. she believes.
“I love seeing the independence develop within my Ms. Friedbauer offers potential clients a free consulta-
clients when they realize they do have control over their tion. She also offers pantry makeovers and supermarket
TEANECK DENTIST health and the way that they feel,” she said. “Integrative tours to help clients see what they should be buying to
nutrition health coaches see ourselves as a guide on the help themselves in the process of achieving health.
side, not a sage on the stage.” She has three children. Her eldest son just graduated
We put the Care Ms. Freidbauer tries to educate her clients, giving from Yeshivat Noam in Paramus and he will be attending
into Dental Care! them recipes to try and different books to read. “Then the Torah Academy of Bergen County in Teaneck come
clients come to see that they do have control over their fall. Her middle son is 12 and will be entering eighth grade
Richard S. Gertler, DMD, FAGD health after all,” she said. “It is very powerful when cli- at Yeshivat Noam. And her nine year old daughter is in the
Ari Frohlich, DMD ents realize that health is not an all or nothing, its not Sinai program at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey
Sami Solaimanzadeh, DMD black and white — that’s when the real changes start in River Edge. What kind of foods do they eat?
to happen. That’s when clients realize that the goal is “I know that food is a social thing and I don’t want
1008 Teaneck Road • Teaneck not perfect health, but a vastly improved quality of life to isolate my children by having them only eat healthy
through their new healthy habits. When clients come food,” she said with a smile. “But it does make me very
201.837.3000 through onto the other side and see their blood sugars proud when they would rather eat a salad rather than
www.teaneckdentist.com stabilizing, thyroid numbers dropping, inflammatory chips.”
markers normalizing for the first time in years just from You can reach Ms. Friedbauer at jpthealthcoach@
Visit us on Facebook
changing their diets and learning how to control stress, gmail.com or sign up for her newsletter at www.
Convenient Morning, Evening & Sunday Hours it feels like magic, but behind the illusion is often some jillfriedbauer.com.

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Serving the Jewish community
of Bergen County for 12 years Smaller plates don’t help you
eat less when you’re hungry
All certified home health aides Tricking the brain into eating less by serv- In the first study to examine the way
licensed, bonded and criminal ing food on a smaller plate doesn’t neces- food deprivation affects perception of
Serving the Jewish community
background checks
of Bergen County for 12 years
sarily work, according to a new study by food in different contexts, Dr. Ganel and
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) BGU Ph.D. student Noa Zitron-Emanuel
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health community
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RN supervision & coordination
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criminal are food-deprived, they’re more likely to at least three hours were more likely to
background
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AllHourly,
certifiedlive-in
home health aides care
and respite ter how it is served. on larger and smaller trays correctly
• R licensed, bonded and criminal
RNN supervision and coordination
supervision & coordination The new study, published in Appetite, than people who had eaten recently.
background
24/7 live checks
on-call service debunks the popular diet trick based on This only worked when it applied to
Hourly, live-in and respite care the Delbouef illusion that predicts peo- food. Both groups were similarly inaccu-
• Hourly, live-in and respite care ple will identify sizes differently when rate when asked to compare the size of
RN supervision & coordination
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24/7 live on-call service social work they are placed within a larger or smaller black circles and hubcaps placed within
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services object. The classic experiment shows different sized circles. According to the
Hourly,
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social and respite care that people perceive a similar black researchers, this indicates that hunger
lifestyle support services
services circle is smaller when it embedded in a stimulates stronger analytic processing
Linkages
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service larger circle than when it is embedded in that is not as easily fooled by the illusion.
• C oordination of services with
Linkages options
to other elder care a smaller one. “Over the last decade, restaurants and
other elder care providers
optionsComplimentary social work “Plate size doesn’t matter as much as other food businesses have been using
services we think it does,” says Dr. Tzvi Ganel, progressively smaller dishes to conform
head of the Laboratory for Visual Per- to the perceptual bias that it will reduce
ception and Action in BGU’s Depart- food consumption,” says Dr. Ganel.
Linkages to other elder care
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Bright Life!
Cardiologist and internist
Dr. Steven Welish
joins Holy Name Medical Partners
Dr. Steven Welish, FACC, a cardiologist
and internist with offices in Teaneck and
Oradell, is now part of Holy Name Medi-
cal Partners, the Medical Center’s phy-
sician network comprising more than
Discover exceptional senior living 150 mutli-specialty providers with loca-
tions throughout Bergen and Hudson
for Mom and Dad counties. Dr. Welish is board-certified in
cardiology and internal medicine, with
• Respectful, customized care a focus on prevention and overall car-
diac health.
• Cultural and social events “The Heart Center at Holy Name
Inspiring • Experienced associates continues to offer patients the latest in

Bright Lives • Luxury amenities


cardiac care from prevention, interven-
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ish. “I am looking forward to collaborat-
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expertise to further grow the service.”
Residents • Specialized dementia “Dr. Welish brings more than 25 years
of medical experience to our patients,”
Dr. Steven Welish

care neighborhood said Dr. Adam Jarrett, chief medical offi-


cer at Holy Name. “His dedication to his locations — on the campus of Holy Name
patients’ overall health and wellness is located at 718 Teaneck Road, Teaneck
Call Richard to schedule demonstrated in his keen assessment and 550 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell. To
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the newest member of Holy Name Medi- tion, call (201) 530-7917. To learn more
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cal Partners.” visit holynamemedicalpartners.org.
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JCHC’s Weston Assisted Living Residence is now


a Comfort Matters accredited provider for people with dementia
After an 18 month-long implementation process, the six-month reviews, coaching calls, questionnaires, data 903-905 Route 10 East in Whippany on the Alex Aidek-
Weston Assisted Living Residence, the assisted living forms, and assessments regarding everything from care man Family Jewish Community Campus. For more infor-
residence at the Lester Senior Housing Community practices to meal choices, all to make sure our team was mation about Memory Care at Lester, visit http://jchcorp.
in Whippany, has successfully achieved accreditation engaged actively in implementing the Comfort Matters org/memory-care-morris-county-nj/ or attend the open
from Comfort Matters, a nationally and internation- philosophy,” said Glass. The accreditation was effective house on Wednesday, September 12, from 3:00 to 5:00
ally recognized dementia care program. The com- August 1. p.m.; to reserve a spot, contact David Rozen at davidr@
munity, which comprises the Weston building and The Lester Senior Housing Community is located at jchcorp.org.
the Heller Independent Living Apartments, opened
its intimate Memory Care Suite last spring with 12
apartments in a supportive environment specializing
in person-centered care. The management and care-
giving teams started working with Comfort Matters
in February 2017.
The Lester Senior Housing Community is owned

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and managed by the Jewish Community Housing Cor-
poration of Metropolitan New Jersey ( JCHC). Weston
is the first assisted living residence in the state and

YOUR COLONOSCOPY
the first Jewish community to hold this accreditation.
Comfort Matters is a philosophy, care practice, and

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an evidence-based program which offers holistic and
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around person-directed health care practices and the

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with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.
“The team at the Weston Assisted Living Residence
as well as JCHC leadership have worked diligently
the past several months to enhance quality of life for
people with dementia,” said Tena Alonzo, director of
Comfort Matters. “They have met and, in many cases,
exceeded national standards for the Comfort Matters
Dementia program, and are an inspiration of hope to
their residents, their families, and the community.”
Marlene Glass, administrator of the Lester Senior
Housing Community, led the in-house process for
this accreditation. “There were many touchpoints
involved throughout the past 18 months, including

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Mazyar Ghanaat appointed


program director of urologic
oncology at Englewood Health
Dr. Mazyar Ghanaat has been named
program director of urologic oncology
at The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treat-
ment and Wellness Center at Engle-
wood Health. Dr. Ghanaat completed
a two-year fellowship in urologic
oncology at Memorial Sloan Ketter-
ing Cancer Center, where he received
an outstanding clinical performance
award and additionally achieved a
Responsible Conduct of Research Pro- tt
gram certificate. Most recently, Dr.
tt
Ghanaat was a member of a basic sci-
tt
ence research lab at Sloan Kettering
that focuses on translational research tt

in kidney cancer with the ultimate tt


goal of using precision medicine for Dr. Mazyar Ghanaat tt
metastatic kidney cancer.
A urologic surgeon who practices region, Dr. Ghanaat adds to an already
general urology and specializes in superb base of physicians who have
urologic oncology, Dr. Ghanaat will put our cancer center in a position
help meet an important clinical need to not only meet, but exceed expec-
for patients in the Englewood Health tations and deliver the highest possi-
Physician Network and broader Engle- ble standard of care,” says Dr. Steven
wood Health community. Brower, medical director of The Lef-
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Don’t dismiss atrial fibrillation

A
trial fibrillation (AFib), the most common type Americans today. Most everyone has experienced an odd
of abnormal heart rhythm, is not usually life- heartbeat — feeling your heart race, pound, flutter, pause
threatening on its own. If untreated, however, or skip a beat. These episodes of unusual heart rhythm, or
AFib can cause serious complications. We arrhythmia, are caused by abnormal electrical impulses
recently had a conversation about AFib with Dr. Suneet in the heart and are often minor and harmless. Sustained
Mittal, director of electrophysiology at The Valley Hos- or more serious irregular rhythms, however, can pose a
pital, and medical director, The Snyder Center for Com- danger and lead to symptoms and complications. Thank-
prehensive Atrial Fibrillation of Valley Medical Group. We fully, more options to treat AFib are available now than
also discussed a new approach to patient consultations ever before.
— telemedicine. Q: How is AFib diagnosed?
Q: What is atrial fibrillation or AFib? A: The only way to diagnose AFib is to obtain an elec-
A: Atrial fibrillation, which is otherwise referred to as trocardiogram (ECG or EKG). The ECG draws a picture
AF or AFib, is the most common irregular or abnormal on graph paper of the electrical impulses traveling
heart rhythm disorder, affecting more than 3 million through the heart muscle. An EKG provides an electrical

Dr. Suneet Mittal

“snapshot” of the heart. For people who have symp-


toms that come and go, other methods may be
needed to “capture” the arrhythmia. One such test is
a Holter monitor, which is a small external recorder
worn over a short period of time, usually one to
three days. Another is a portable telemetry moni-
tor that is worn for up to a month by patients who
have less frequent irregular heartbeat episodes and
symptoms. These days, the most exciting develop-
ment is the ability to capture an ECG recording using
a smartwatch or smartphone.
Q:What treatment options are available for AFib?
A: The five most common methods of treating
AFib are medications, lifestyle changes, medical
procedures, device therapy, and surgical treatment.
Medications are often the first approach to treating
AFib. Rate control medications, such as B-blockers
and calcium channel blockers, are used to help slow
the heart rate during atrial fibrillation.
Rhythm control medications (antiarrhythmic
drugs) help return the heart to its normal sinus
rhythm or maintain normal sinus rhythm.
Anticoagulant medications are used to reduce the
risk of blood clots and stroke.
Lifestyle changes may include modifications

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Kosher Crossword
“KOSHER COMPOUNDS?” BY YONI GLATT
The Frazzled Housewife
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DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MEDIUM

Husband #1 and
the magical bus ride

S
o I had this great idea for my about? Does anyone really want to hear
summer columns. I was going about why my parents’ summer was so
to try new and fun things with utterly miserable? No! And that is why
husband #1 and then I would we have to keep dragging husband #1
write about them. into the spotlight…
The one I was most excited about was When he finally woke up and realized
taking ballroom dancing classes with where he was — of course it took him a
him in that Cedar Lane promenade area few minutes trying to figure out where
— wow, that sounds really fancy, a prom- everybody went — he stood up, walked
enade. As I recall, for a few Thursdays up to the driver and asked, “Why didn’t
in the summer, Teaneck offers dance you wake me up?” The driver looked at
classes, and I wanted husband #1 and I husband #1 and said, “Hey buddy, I ain’t
to learn the rumba. Don’t ask me why. your mommy. It’s not my job to make
It sounded like it would get the funniest sure that you are awake!”
column, but since it didn’t come to pass, Husband #1 was at a loss. He still had
it doesn’t really matter. Now, it almost to get to work, and he had no idea where
happened — like we ate dinner across he was or what to do. The mean bus
the street, with me hoping that when we driver was kind enough to instruct him
walked outside husband #1 would hear to take one of those jitneys. Long story
the music and see all of the dancers and short, he made it to work before the
get inspired. But, alas, what work day was over, and
we saw were a few cute old when he came home and
couples, and husband #1 ran told me that story I had a
back to his car. COWARD! really, really good laugh.
And he didn’t really run, he But why was I even
just walked briskly. But, still reminded of this tale of
a COWARD. woe? Well, I went into the
So, since he knew I now city on Thursday to see
had no column idea, he gave Broadway in Bryant Park,
me permission to tell the which is something I love
Across Down
following story about him. Banji to do every summer, and
1. Cadillac model that debuted in 2012
4. Nest sound
1. 1s, in Hebrew
2. Additionally
This was my reward for him Ganchrow when I was getting off
9. Menu, at upscale eateries 3. Bring under control not wanting to learn how to the bus, I noticed that a
14. Murderer’s Row teammate of Babe 4. File locale, nowadays dance the rumba. friend of mine was still
15. “Why?” in Ashdod 5. It’s best to stay out of its way Now we must go back in time to when fast asleep with headphones on. He was
16. Eyes wantonly 6. Apple debut of 1998 husband #1 was commuting to work by really, really asleep. So I started tapping
17. Recede, at the beach 7. Like a poor decision, perhaps
bus. The heavenly New Jersey Transit. him on the shoulder until he woke up,
18. “...___ I like to call it....” (start of many 8. Non- Arab resident in Gaza, long ago
a punchline) 9. One on a massive expedition I believe the year was 1998, and it was which actually did take a while because
19. Sleep issue 10. Frat letters, for many a Jew his first foray into commuting life. He he was really sleeping.
20. Solid bema for a salty cantor? 11. Delivered formally, as a verdict found a legal place to park, he had his Now, I could have let him sleep,
23. Toon Huckleberry 12. Forest border new briefcase in hand, I packed him his because, well, that would have been
24. Annoy 13. “___ Einai”
lunch and snacks ( just kidding, I never the funny thing to do, but, because it
25. Mason alternative, perhaps 21. “Midnight ___” (Allen’s biggest finan-
27. Word before and after by cial hit) did that…yes, I am just awful and how is now the month of Elul, and I knew it
28. ___ of mistaken identity 22. Homophone of 37-Down does he live with me — blah blah blah). was approaching quickly on Thursday
31. Like Rush 26. Ornamental carp He was all ready for his trip to work. when this happened, I decided to ele-
32. Showing skill 28. Parseghian of Notre Dame Because he had stayed up late with vate my spirituality and wake the poor
34. “If you don’t, ___ will!” 29. Make holy
his babies, he was so very tired (he was guy up. Can you actually elevate your
35. Sacrificial poisonous gas? 30. Gave a hand
38. Calf neighbor 31. Hood’s group probably tired because there was a Yan- spirituality by doing that? I will have to
39. 100-seat site 33. AKA, before a company name kee game on, I was tired because of the ask my local rabbi. Or one of my rabbi-
40. Nile bird 34. Alternative to .doc babies, but whatever). The poor guy fell like sons…
41. Meal that occurs once (or twice) a year 35. Puts an end to asleep on the bus. When he woke up, he In any event, I hope he had a great day
42. Border crosser’s stamp 36. Passing notice
realized the bus was back on the New at work, I hope you enjoyed my story
46. Coffee holder 37. Boat tool
47. Purveyor of AMC Stubs A-List 38. 5%, if you’re a miser Jersey side of the tunnel. That’s correct, about husband #1, and I hope that now
48. Pavarotti, notably 41. Campus in Dallas, TX my husband #1, who you all think I am that we are in the month of Elul — the
49. Liquid burning Lubavitcher? 43. Magazine ad, at times so mean to, that all I do is make fun of month before Rosh Hashanah — you can
54. ___ HaMelech, first king of Israel 44. Shindig him, fell asleep on the bus, went through take stock of the stories in your life and
55. Can’t stand 45. Impassioned, as a plea
the Lincoln Tunnel, stopped at the Port see if there are any changes you would
56. Poetic conjunction 47. G sharp, alternatively
57. Bedroom label 48. Counterweights Authority, let a whole bus full of people like to make.
58. Pick on 50. Mandolin relative off, went back through the Lincoln Tun- And there you go — a teeny tiny d’var
59. Half a cartoon duo 51. Animal that provides large shofars nel, and then was back in New Jersey, Torah. My boys will be so proud.
60. Heretofore 52. Word on many a Jewish necklace heading for the bus depot. All that hap-
61. Escape routes 53. Have shabbat guests
pened whilst my spouse was sleeping Banji Ganchrow of Teaneck is so excited
62. 9, in Hebrew 54. 987-65-4321 org.
like a baby. to use her “sanitize” cycle on her washing
Listen, folks, if he didn’t give me such machine when her boys come home from
great material, what else could I write camp!!!!!
The solution to last week’s puzzle is on page 55.

48 JEWISH STANDARD AUGUST 17, 2018


Benoît Magimel is Pierre Rabier and Mélanie Thierry

ARTS & CULTURE is Marguerite Duras in “Memoir of War.” MUSIC BOX FILMS

‘Memoir of War’
ERIC A. GOLDMAN

I
Antelme, whom the Nazis had found to be father would share with his son his amaze- postwar French narrative, which largely
n 1996, a French filmmaker audi- a member of the Resistance, had been tor- ment that in the weeks after Allied troops had ignored Jews.
tioned several elderly Yiddish-speak- tured and sent off to a concentration camp. marched into Paris, the same people who Mrs. Katz sings Yiddish songs while wait-
ing people in Paris for a short film The novel, part autobiography, part fiction, had come out onto the streets to applaud ing to see if her dear ones have survived
that he was preparing. At the time, delves into Duras’ deep emotions as she the speeches of Vichy leaders weeks and will return from the camps. The hope
he spoke to me about his attachment tried to gather information about Robert, before were now matter-of-factly laud- for return that she maintains seems even
to Yiddish culture, his fear that it might sometimes flirting with a French Gestapo ing Charles de Gaulle. Liberation in 1945 more important than the actual return. In
be lost, and the special vitality that he collaborator, while attempting to cope called attention to the resistance and mar- a conversation with me in March, Finkiel
believed the Yiddish language held. with the separation from her husband and tyrdom of the French people, disregarded reflected on how some survivors, including
His short film, “Madame Jacques on her very precarious situation. Marguerite’s French complicity, and ignored the singu- his own father, continued to wait long after
the Croisette,” was released in 1996 as a relationship with her husband is revealed larity of Jewish genocide. Duras did not learning the news of a loved one’s death. Is
celebration of a Holocaust survivor gen- as complex; she had another lover long write much about Jews in her work. it the same in the film for Marguerite?
eration that he knew would never again before Antelme was deported, and that It was not until the early 1970s that the Mélanie Thierry is exceptional as Mar-
be. Several of the actors would be cast in lover, Dionys, is there with her in Paris. real story of Vichy’s collaboration began to guerite Duras. Benoît Magimel, as French
his first feature film, “Voyages,” a largely Would Robert return home alive after the be told, and France’s role in the round-ups collaborator Rabier, does a fine job of
Yiddish-language narrative film with war ended? If so, in what condition? Dio- and expulsion of Jews was acknowledged. getting us to hate him. Resistance fighter
three intersecting stories about Holocaust nys goes to search for him. In 1995, Jacques Chirac finally officially Robert Antelme’s deportation and journey
survivors; it would be made three years Filmmaker Finkiel explores how rather acknowledged the French government’s was like that of French Jews, and Emman-
later. The filmmaker, Emmanuel Finkiel, than distancing herself emotionally from responsibility in the deportation of Jews. uel Finkiel, the child of survivors, provides
who in actuality speaks no Yiddish, has her husband during the months of sepa- Finkiel introduces an Eastern European, us with a powerful film about those who
returned to a Jewish-related theme with ration, Duras actually might have been Yiddish-speaking Mrs. Katz into the story. anxiously waited, hoped, and prayed for
“Memoir of War,” based on two chapters drawn closer to Robert. She is played beautifully by Shulamit Adar, the safe return of loved ones. “Memoir of
from French writer Marguerite Duras’ Finkiel, whose grandparents and uncle whose performance in both “Madame War” opens today at the Film Forum in
memoir “La douleur.” were murdered at Auschwitz, approaches Jacques” and “Voyages” is so memora- New York.
In large part drawing on her own story, the material with a unique perspective. In ble. Duras’ Mrs. Kats, spelled differently,
after the war Duras had written about her the France of his youth, the French laid was classic French, but the filmmaker Eric Goldman is a film historian
experiences as a woman in occupied Paris blame for French-Nazi collaboration on wanted a character reflective of his own and professor and host of “Jewish
in 1944 to 1945, waiting for her husband, the Vichy government. They were far from grandparents. The character is Finkiel’s Cinematheque,” seen on the Jewish
Robert Antelme, to return from Dachau. ready to acknowledge any guilt. Finkiel’s effort to introduce a Jewish story into the Broadcasting Service.

JEWISH STANDARD AUGUST 17, 2018 49


Calendar the Borscht Belt,” for Kootz Rock Band, 7 p.m.
Friday  Sunday  the CSI Scholar Fund
of the JCC of Fort Lee/
Series runs through
August 30. The Metro
AUGUST 17 AUGUST 19 Congregation Gesher YMCAs of the Oranges
Shalom. Refreshments at is a partner of the
Shabbat in Fort 12:30 p.m., program at 1. YM-YWHA of North
Lee: The JCC of Fort 1449 Anderson Ave., Fort Jersey. 1 Pike Drive.
Lee/Congregation Lee. (201) 947 1735 or (973) 595-0100 or www.
Gesher Shalom hosts www.geshershalom.org. wayneymca.org.
a barbecue at 6 p.m.,
followed by services
at 7:15. 1449 Anderson Tuesday  Friday 
Ave. BBQ reservations, AUGUST 21 AUGUST 24
(201) 947-1735.
Shabbat in Emerson:
Shabbat on the
Congregation B’nai Israel
Palisades: Temples
offers an open house
Sinai of Bergen County Film in Franklin Lakes: Shabbat, 8 p.m., with
in Tenafly and Beth El of Temple Emanuel of Rabbi Debra Orenstein,
Northern Valley in Closter North Jersey screens the Cantor Lenny Mandel,
invite the community to 1928 classic romantic Hebrew school principal
its informal “Prayers on comedy “Speedy,” Karen Weiss, religious
the Palisades” service, Harold Lloyd’s last silent school families, and other
led by clergy of both film, 2 p.m. Popcorn congregants. 53 Palisade
congregations, at the and ice cream. 558 Ave. (201) 265-2272,
State Line Lookout off High Mountain Road. membership.chair@
the Palisades Parkway, (201) 560-0200 or www. Yogi Berra bisrael.com, or bisrael.
6:30 p.m. The exit is tenjfl.org. com.
northbound on the PIP, Yogi Berra: Dumont
two miles north of Exit historian Dick Burnon
2. Bring a lawn chair and Monday  discusses “The Wit and Sunday 
bug spray. Participants AUGUST 20 Wisdom of Baseball AUGUST 26
can go on the hiking Legend Yogi Berra,”
AUG. Kati Frisch trails before the service. at a meeting of REAP
Grossman, (Retired Executives

20, 22
If the weather is
left, and her inclement, services will and Professionals)
be held at Beth El, 221 at the Kaplen JCC
daughter, Schraalenburgh Road, on the Palisades in
Lilly, with Stacey Lazar and her Closter. (201) 768-5112 or Tenafly, 10:45 a.m.
daughters, Sammy and Abby, at www.tbenv.org. 411 East Clinton Ave.
(201) 569-7900 or www.
last year’s Supplies for Success. Concert in Park Ridge:
Volunteers are needed to unpack Saturday  jccotp.org.
The free Bergen County
and set up supplies on Monday AUGUST 18 Film in Teaneck: Summer Music concert
Rabbi Aaron Katz Temple Emeth’s adult series at the Wortendyke
and then fill up backpacks on Shabbat in Jersey City: education group screens Barn Museum, a county
Wednesday for the Jewish Congregation B’nai Lunch and learn: Rabbi a Jewish-themed movie, historic site in Park
Jacob has Shabbat study, Aaron Katz leads a lunch as part of its “Movies Ridge, supported by
Federation of Northern New 10:30 a.m. 176 West Side discussion on current That Matter” series, Bergen County Executive
Jersey’s Supplies for Success Ave. (201) 435-5725. topics at Congregation 7:30 p.m. Refreshments. Jim Tedesco and
drive. Volunteers fill brand-new B’nai Jacob in Jersey 1666 Windsor Road. the Board of Chosen
Women’s song circle in City, noon. $10. 176 West (201) 833-1322 or emeth. Freeholders, continues
backpacks with supplies for Teaneck: Join a z’mirot Side Ave. (201) 435-5725 org. with the Charlie Jones
hundreds of disadvantaged kids song circle, for women or Info@bnaijacobjc.org. Group (blues/jazz/
returning to school this fall in only, at Young Israel
of Teaneck, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday  rock), 4 p.m. Limited
seating is available;
northern New Jersey. Donations 868 Perry Lane. Email AUGUST 23 people are welcome to
also are needed: $18 fills one WomensZmirot+owner@ bring chairs/blankets;
backpack, $72 fills four, and $180 groups.io. a food vendor will be
there and the museum is
fills 10. Supplies for Success is open to visitors at noon
sponsored by Genesis Foundation, and during intermission.
Artistic Tile, and Myron. Kati Frisch The free outdoor music
series continues Sunday,
Grossman and Michal Levison co- September 23, at 4, with
chair the project. Call Beth Figman Marty Schneit
Kootz Rock Band the Reggie Pittman/
at (201) 820-3947, email her at Loren Daniels Quartet
Entertainment in (rhythm & blues/jazz),
bethF@jfnnj.org, or go to JFNNJ. Borscht Belt: Marty
Wayne: The summer and Sunday, October
Schneit, a licensed New
org/supplies. York City tour guide,
concert series at the 28, at 1, with the 8th
Wayne YMCA continues annual Bluegrass & Cider
gives an illustrated
with music from the festival. (201) 336-7292
lecture, “Memories of

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or email glucente@
co.bergen.nj.us.
a division of New York
Blood Center, 2-8 p.m.
of New York’s Jewish
Community Deaf Part of Alexander’s mural
Monday 
718 Teaneck Road.
(800) 933-2566 or
Interpreter Fund.
(212) 677-0368, www. on display in Englewood
www.nybloodcenter. tandv.org, or email The Sandy Bennett Art Gallery at the Ber-
AUGUST 27 org. Bram at bramweiser@
usa.net. gen Performing Arts Center in Englewood
Healthcare fraud: The presents “Alexander’s Mural,” an exhibit
Jewish Home Assisted
In New on Stefan Knapp’s post-war expression-
Living in River Vale
offers a program, Singles ism, through September 30. There will be
“Protect Yourself from York a special reception on Thursday, Septem-
Healthcare Fraud,” Friday  ber 13, from 7 to 9 p.m.
“Alexander’s Mural,” a part of Bergen
failitated by Senior
Medicare Patrol, a Saturday  AUGUST 31
County history, is in the Bergen Museum’s

COURTESY BERGENPAC
national program for AUGUST 25
Medicare recipients Shabbaton: Sharon collection. The mural, by artist Stefan
of all ages, 11 a.m. ASL-interpreted Ganz & Friends hosts Knapp, was installed on the Alexander’s
a Labor Day Weekend
685 Westwood Ave. Shabbat service: Town building in Paramus in 1964. Each panel
(201) 666-2370 or & Village Synagogue in Shabbaton for Jewish
singles at Young Israel is an example of postwar expressionism.
JewishHomeFamily.org. Manhattan holds an ASL
-interpreted Shabbat of Avenue J in Brooklyn, The exhibit provides a close-up view of
through Saturday Knapp’s unique firing technique; the pan-
Tuesday  service, with full
readings from the Torah night. Fee includes
els were assembled and painted with com- Knapp worked with Rothko, Dali, Pol-
AUGUST 28 and haftorah, 10 a.m. three Shabbat meals,
binations of transparent, opal, and opaque lock, and architects including Denys Las-
Kiddush will follow. 334 Flatbush tour, guest
Blood drive in East 14th St., between speakers, and Saturday patented enamels of vibrant colors. dun. His works are in many museums
Teaneck: Holy Name First and Second night party. Home Stefan Knapp, a Polish Holocaust sur- including MOMA, Dallas museum, and
hospitality. 1721 Avenue
Medical Center holds a avenues. Underwritten
J. (646) 529-8748 or vivor, said that the mural was inspired by Poland’s Katowice museum. For more
blood drive with New by UJA-Federation
(718) 575-3962. his experiences when he escaped to Eng- information on the exhibit, go to bergen-
Jersey Blood Services,
land, where he became a World War II RAF museum.com.
pilot. He is the only Polish national ever to The Sandy Bennett Gallery is on the
receive the Churchill Fellowship for mili- mezzanine level of bergenPAC and is open
tary service, which allowed him to pursue to the public.
his art.

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Jewish World

Azerbaijan’s only JCC sold off in painful blow


to a dwindling community
CNAAN LIPHSHIZ JDC to respond to shifting Jewish commu-
nity demographics, the New York-based
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN — About one year group said. In the case of Baku, whose Jew-
after Bella Regimov’s two children left ish population has shrunk from 16,000 to
their native country for Israel in the 8,000 since 2000, JDC will move its offices
early 2000s, along with many of her to a much smaller space, a JDC spokesper-
friends and relatives, she began feeling son added.
socially isolated. Many Azeri Jews have left for Russia or
On her own in Azerbaijan’s family- Israel in search of opportunities unavail-
oriented society, the 76-year-old was los- able under the corrupt economy of Azer-
ing “the will to get up in the morning,” baijan, an oil-rich country where many res-
she said. idents nonetheless live in abject poverty.
But in 2006, things turned around. That As the community shrinks, Regimov and
year, Regimov started volunteering at the other elderly Jews value the institutions
Jewish community center that the Ameri- that have been their solution to loneliness
can Jewish Joint Distribution Committee more and more. “Please tell them not to Arnold Zeligman, left, teaches Hebrew to Bella Regimov, wearing head cover,
had opened two years earlier in this capi- take this away from us,” she said. “It’s my and other students at the Jewish House in Baku, Azerbaijan, on July 18, 2018.
tal city of the Caucasus republic. reason for getting up in the morning, and  PHOTOS BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

“This became my home, my real home,” I’m not the only one.”
Regimov said of the Jewish House, a crum- The Jewish House, at 13,000 square feet, considered neither Sephardic nor Ashke- available cash. The group’s assets dropped
bling building on a busy street bordering includes an auditorium, workshop rooms, nazi, and whose members have their own gradually from $711 million in 2014 to
the Baku Railway Station. “I come here classrooms, and space for exhibitions. JDC manner of singing scripture and songs. $644 million last year; that a 10 percent
first thing in the morning and I stay to said that the new space is about five times About half of Azerbaijan’s Jews are Moun- decrease. And expenditures dropped
close the place.” smaller, but it will have space for activities tain Jews. The rest are Ashkenazim who accordingly, from $336 million to $311 mil-
Since she started volunteering, Regi- and a day center for seniors. came here before 1991, when Russia still lion, over that same period, according to
mov has come to depend on the center Still, Shaul Davidov, who has headed ruled what is now Azerbaijan. its annual reports.
for social interaction, a sense of purpose, the Jewish House since its opening, said Fading and lacking an agreed-upon As needs increase elsewhere, they
and even exercise. She walks at least two the change means the “end of an era” for alphabet — the few Juhuri books in exis- shrink in places like Baku.
miles a day to the center and back to her his community. tence are divided into volumes using At the Jewish House, the number of peo-
home in Baku’s old Jewish quarter. In the The organizations that run Jewish com- Cyrillic, Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin — the ple receiving services, or clients, declined
summer, she walks briskly to minimize her munal activities in Baku will find a new pensioners’ native tongue is no use for by half since 2005, according to JDC. There
exposure to the scorching sun, slowing address there, he said, but “it means a communicating with grandchildren in now are some 900 elderly clients there.
down only under the shade of the build- painful loss” for Regimov and dozens of Israel and beyond over Skype, and that Few younger Jews apply for aid.
ings, which showcase the city’s ubiquitous elderly Jews who come to the Jewish House requires them to study Hebrew. But none This depletion is not unique to Azer-
beige sandstone tiles. daily to play cards, participate in arts and of them is thinking seriously about moving baijan. It is being seen across the former
But this month, Regimov and dozens crafts lessons, and study Hebrew. to Israel as long as they are in good health, Soviet region, where ailing economies and
of other elderly Jews in Baku will have to “I don’t think they’ll come. It will not be Zeligman said. the erosion of democratic standards are
leave the building that houses the city’s the same,” he said. Michal Frank, the executive director of prompting many Jews who resisted earlier
only Jewish community center. JDC has Arnold Zeligman, an 86-year-old volun- JDC in the former Soviet Union, said she waves of emigration finally to leave.
sold it, to streamline its expenses in a city teer Hebrew teacher at the Jewish House, “understands that it can be upsetting” to In the Russian Siberian city of Che-
with a dwindling Jewish community. is determined to resume his activity in the some in the community. “We’re very atten- lyabinsk, the JDC Hesed office has seen
The sale is part of a broader effort by new space. tive to their needs, but we need to adjust to a decrease of 51 percent in the number
“But where will we have concerts? demographic shifts and decreasing budgets of its clients from 2004. In Krasnoyarsk,
Where will we have a festive kabbalat for the good of all JDC clients,” she said. another Russian city in Siberia, a 63
Shabbat?” he asked. “I don’t see it happen- In 2017, JDC spent more than $120 mil- percent decrease in clients since 2004
ing, and it’s a very big shame.” lion — slightly over one-third of its bud- resulted in JDC merging that city’s Hesed
The Jewish House’s annual upkeep costs get — on supporting Jewish communities operations, serving its 219 remaining cli-
about $60,000, Davidov said. in the former Soviet Union. This included ents, with the one in Novosibirsk.
Baku has two active synagogues in the funding for the Hesed program; that year In Belarus, after the number of clients
old Jewish quarter. Both are small in com- the program provided support to some fell by half, Hesed offices in Polotsk and
parison to the Jewish House, and “our 110,000 people from the neediest seg- Vitebsk merged.
people don’t really feel like it’s their space ments of the community. Israel certainly is seeing the impact of
there,” said Zeligman, whose only son lives JDC has had to direct extra resources to this trend. Russia and Ukraine alone pro-
in Israel. Russia and Ukraine, where most of the for- vided Israel with most of its immigrants in
His students are a dozen or so pension- mer Soviet Jews live, in order to meet grow- 2017 — the first calendar year in more than
ers, who enjoyed the unplanned study ing needs there. Since 2013, JDC has seen at a decade when this has happened.
break they were given last month while least 6,500 Jews apply for its welfare pro- Many Jews leave Azerbaijan for Moscow,
Zeligman spoke to this reporter. Watching grams in Ukraine, in one of the most dra- where they can easily get work visas and
him wrap his tongue around some of the matic increases in reliance on JDC aid since where many wealthy Azeri Jews can help
best Hebrew-language words in his vocab- Ukraine gained independence in 1991. It was them put down roots.
ulary, they crack jokes at his expense in part of JDC’s response to a financial crisis Davidov, the head of the Jewish House,
Juhuri, the dying dialect spoken here by that hit the economies of both Russia and says he is aware of the bigger picture.
many Jews. Ukraine in 2014, in connection with those “We’ll soon be gone anyway,” he said. “Is
Shaul Davidov greets regulars at the A mix of Farsi and Hebrew, Juhuri is countries’ territorial conflict. saving a few thousand dollars a year really
entrance to the Jewish Home in Baku, the centuries-old language of the Moun- These socioeconomic developments worth tearing all this down?”
Azerbaijan, on July 18, 2018. tain Jews — a stream of Judaism that is coincided with a decrease in JDC’s  JTA WIRE SERVICE

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Meyer Greenberg Dr. Stanley Wollock


Meyer “Mike” Greenberg, 90, of Teaneck, formerly of Dr. Stanley W. Wollock, 87, died July 31.
Glen Rock, died August 11. He was a William Paterson University professor,
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wife of 67 years, Rita; daughters, Laura (Mark), Judi; Bay of Pigs invasion. A Kutztown University graduate,
Dianne (Lawrence); brothers, Milton (Terri) and Sol; he earned a master’s from Western Maryland College,
grandchildren, Gregg (Kelly), Jason (Colleen), Lisa and a doctorate from NYU.
(Kyle), Ricky, Sean, Max, and Sophia; and a great- He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Claire;
grandchild, Charlotte. children, Dr. Michael (Leslie) and Amy; sister- and
Arrangements were by Robert Schoem’s Menorah brothers-in-law Irene, Stewart, and Paul; four
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Shakespeare in the park in Bergen County


Shakespeare in the park in Bergen free to the public. Audiences are asked to In Englewood
County, the summer productions from bring a chair or blanket to sit on. (outside the Library)
Teaneck’s Black Box Performing Arts Shakespeare in the Park plays the fol- Wed 8/22 at 6:30pm MACBETH
Center, continues this month (weather lowing performance schedule: Wed 8/29 at 6:30pm TWELFTH NIGHT
permitting).
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in repertoire through August 29. Per- Fri 8/17 at 7pm TWELFTH NIGHT shakespeare for more info, including
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and panels, plus a performance by the Benjamin Frank- seeking refuge in this country. Among the selections are
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of interstates 95 and 80, the
property will cater to both
business and leisure travel-
ers with modern amenities and sweep- manager for the project.
ing views of the New York City skyline With the dual-branded concept, San-
just a few miles away. zari said the hotel has enhanced and
“As we analyzed the demographics larger communal areas than what would
and hotel offerings in the northern New be standard at a standalone property.
Jersey marketplace, particularly within Amenities include a bar area, a shared
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Bergen County, we recognized that a lobby, 24-hour fitness center and indoor
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perfect opportunity existed for the con- pool, along with 1,230 square feet of
BergenCountyRealEstateSource.com Cell: 201-615-5353 struction of a hotel like this,” said Ryan shared meeting space that can accom-
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Sanzari Enterprises. “We would like to The project team also touted the
thank the Township of Teaneck for their property’s easy access to Newark Lib-
NVE-3538 Revise Spring Mortgage Ad 5x6.5_NVE-3518 7/11/18 2:12 PM Page 1 help in bringing this project to life as erty International Airport, the Mead-
well as our construction team for creat- owlands, and New York City.
ing a truly unique hotel that will provide “For years, the Hilton brand has been
an exciting hospitality option for every synonymous with exemplary customer
visitor to the area.” service delivered in exciting and unique
Mortgage rates and options are blooming at NVE Bank. The facility, managed by White Lodg- hotels throughout the globe,” said Kim-
ing, adds to a region that has seen lim- berly Gagnon, general manager of the
ited new hotel construction coupled Hampton Inn & Suites and Homewood
with growing demand in recent years. It Suites at Teaneck. “As their latest hospi-
15-YEAR
7-YEAR MORTGAGE also serves as an expansion of the Glen- tality offering, the Hampton Inn & Suites
25-YEAR
MORTGAGE pointe campus — which already has a and Homewood Suites at Teaneck will
MORTGAGE
350-room, full-service Marriott attached continue this proud tradition and offer
3.875% to a three-building office complex — to guests the high-quality experience they
3.500 % Rate
4.375% bolster its offerings to both travelers and have come to expect from Hilton hotels.”
3.935%
Rate Rate

3.611% office users. The hotel includes 190 guestrooms


APR*
APR* 4.430% APR* Sanzari celebrated the addition under The Hampton Inn & Suites banner,
alongside representatives from White along with 160 rooms under the Home-
Lodging, M&T Bank and local officials wood Suites brand. The latter offers a
including Teaneck Mayor Mohammed combination of studio and one-bedroom
Hameeduddin. March Associates Con- suites with fully equipped kitchens and
struction Inc. served as construction separate living and sleeping areas.
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*APR = Annual Percentage Rate. APR is accurate as of 5/15/18 and may vary based on loan amounts. Loans
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notice. The 7-year loan at the stated APR would have 84 monthly payments of $13.44 per thousand borrowed
based on a 20% down payment or equity for loan amounts up to $750,000. The 15-year loan at the stated
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APR would have 180 monthly payments of $7.33 per thousand borrowed based on a 20% down payment or
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equity for loan amounts up to $750,000. The 25-year loan at the stated APR would have 300 monthly
payments of $5.49 per thousand borrowed based on a 20% down payment or equity for loan amounts up to
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