This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
: Hope and disappointment Page 17
july 13, 2012 • 23 Tammuz 5772 • volume 88, no. 14
The Rabbi’s Visit
Israel’s former chief rabbi visits Seattle Page 8
@jew_ish • @jewishdotcom • @jewishcal
professionalwashington.com connecting our local Jewish community
JTnews . www.JTnews.neT . friday, July 13, 2012
More women are needed as leaders
Marcie NataN JTa World news Service
NEW YORK (JTA) — Pride and chagrin: It’s rare that the two emotions are experienced simultaneously. But that is how we are feeling at Hadassah. We feel pride because women now hold three of our top professional positions: Janice Weinman is our new executive director and CEO; Osnat Levtzion-Korach is the new director-general of Hadassah University Hospital-Mount Scopus in Israel; and Rabbi Ellen Flax is executive director of the $10 million Hadassah Foundation. Of course, as a national women’s organization, our national presidents all have been women, our legal counsel is a woman, our Israeli office is headed by a woman, and female doctors head numerous departments at both of Hadassah’s hospital campuses. On Capitol Hill and in Israel, Hadassah continues to advocate strongly for women. Yet despite Hadassah’s strong focus on women and the many of us who serve in high-level leadership positions, we also feel chagrin because 100 years after our founding, it remains all too unusual for women to hold top professional positions in any organization. We want to set the model, not to be the outlier. Salary-based and hiring discrimination against women in the workplace are still an issue, but there is another dynamic at play. The desire for a “worklife balance” we hear so often about of late demonstrates just how complicated it can be for women to take time away from their families to work — or away from their jobs to raise their children. Women comprise 51 percent of the population, yet more than nine decades after we received the vote, and nearly five decades after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, we still lag in leadership. Just 17 women hold seats in the U.S. Senate and 73 in the House of Representatives. Only six states have women as governors. The U.S. Conference of Mayors reports that of the 1,248 cities with populations exceeding 30,000, just 217 have female mayors. The Fortune 1000 list includes just 39 women as CEOs. Things are no better in the Jewish world, where only two of the 20 largest Jewish federations have women at the helm. The Forward newspaper’s most recent salary survey shows that women head just nine of 76 national Jewish organizations. A number of women have chaired their local federations and, finally, a great woman now leads the umbrella organization for the federations. But on the top staff level, it’s just not the same. We need women in every kind of leadership role, and even though many women have risen through the ranks in recent years, we are nowhere near where we should be. This is not to disparage the many excellent men who hold leadership positions in our Jewish and national life, but we take special pride when we see women in those roles. More important, we know that women often bring a different voice to the public square. It was, for example, only when women brought so-called women’s issues to the workplace — increased maternity leave, for example — that men, too, rightfully demanded paternity leave. Women care about foreign policy, but we also want to help those in poverty in our own country. Women care that the United States has a strong military, but we also strive to ensure that health care and education top priority lists. Research has demonstrated that gender diversity matters. A 2007 McKinsey study found that “companies with three or more women in senior management functions score more highly on average (on nine dimensions of company excellence).” These criteria include accountability and innovation. A 19-year study for the European Project on Equal Pay, conducted by Roy Adler of Pepperdine University in the 1980s and ’90s, found a strong correlation between profitability and the number of women in executive positions. A 2011 study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers found that “if a group includes more women, its collective intelligence rises.” We’ve certainly seen that happen on our nonprofit boards, but we can’t be truly effective until women hold more of our professional leadership positions. For years, women have had to buck a paternalistic society, particularly in the Jewish world. Yet we can’t solely blame society for the low numbers of women in leadership positions. We have to hold ourselves accountable as well. If we want change, we must be its catalysts. We must demand that search committees try harder to find — and recruit — women to fill top jobs. We must insist that our nonprofit boards pay closer attention to the makeup of professional staff — not just how many men and women are employed, but also the numbers of women in management and how their earnings compare with their male counterparts. If this sounds like affirmative action, or something that might have been written 30 years ago, so be it. It is only when it is no longer novel to point to the first woman in a given position — or even the second or third — that we will have begun to achieve equality.
Marcie Natan is national president of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America.
Home owners club
1202 harrison seattle 9 8109
“When individuals help lead the community, the experience enriches them.” — Talmud, Yoma
Have you ever worried about which
electrician to call for help? Which painter or carpenter or appliance repairman? For over 50 years the Home owners club has assisted thousands of local homeowners in securing quality and guaranteed home services! To join or for more information call…
To Our New Board Members
Helene Behar • Rob Dolin • David Isenberg Debra Mailman • Diane Sigel-Steinman
Vicki Robbins, ctc
Robbins Travel at Lake City
The most experienced travel agent in town!
We are your experts for Israel— our specialty! UW special contract fares Multi-lingual Great prices on Hawaii packages, cruises, international tickets and tours.
Your key to the world.
12316 Lake City Way NE • Seattle, WA 98125 Tel: (206) 526-5010 • (206) 364-0100 Toll free: 1-800-621-2662 firstname.lastname@example.org
friday, july 13, 2012 . www.jtnews.net . jtnews
the rabbi’s turn
letters to the editor
OuT AnD AbOuT
A refresher course on the Golden Rule
rabbi alaN cook Temple De Hirsch Sinai
I have been blessed to be involved in a number of opportunities for interfaith dialogue over the past several months. In a variety of settings, laypeople and clergy from a number of different religious traditions have discussed matters ranging from marriage equality to the epidemic of violence in Seattle to homelessness and poverty. Invariably, at some point in these discussions, a facilitator has asked the question, “What brings you to the table?” The question represents an attempt to explore what brings a person of faith to want to spend time and energy on such issues. As I consider the responses I’ve heard at these various gatherings, they are frequently variations on a similar theme. “I am here,” the participants say, “because my faith exhorts me to perform acts of social justice, because my scriptural tradition teaches that I must reach out to correct societal inequalities and assist the less fortunate and underprivileged in our community, because my religion abides by a golden rule that inspires my actions.” The Golden Rule. An ancient construct, it is nearly as old as civilization itself. Early Chinese, Greek, and Roman writings all record versions of this precept, and every modern mainstream religious tradition has its own iteration. We all may have variant concepts of how to apply this ideal to our daily interactions with others, but at the end of the day, there would seem to be consensus about our human responsibility to act justly. This being the case, the question then arises: Why does inequity persist in the world? Discounting for a moment the fact that Seattle is deemed one of the most “unchurched” regions of the country, statistics suggest that our nation overall has a high rate of religious affiliation. If so many of us are people of faith, and all of us agree that our faith tells us to perform acts of loving kindness — to do unto others as we would have others do unto us — why are we not living in a messianic age? I don’t think the blame for this lies in the laps of those who are “secular” or not deeply immersed in their chosen faith. Rather, I think we have gotten away from having the tenets of our faith inform our daily behavior. Rich Stearns, CEO of the evangelical social-service organization World Vision, writes in his book “The Hole in Our Gospel” that many Christians have lost sight of the true intent of Jesus’ ministry: To advocate for a renewed focus on attending to the welfare of the downtrodden in our communities. As Jews, we take our cues from the prophets of the Hebrew Bible, yet the message remains the same. Unless we can begin to make ethical decisions through the lens of our scriptural teachings, until we integrate the teachings of Amos, Micah, Isaiah, and their counterparts into our daily deliberations, we are not living to our highest potential. For the “Golden Rule” to have meaning in our lives, we must not merely pay it lip service. Once again I find myself writing my guest article for the JTNews while serving on faculty at the Union for Reform Judaism’s Camp Kalsman in Arlington. This week, more than 100 campers, in the midst of their typical camping activities, are engaging in shiurim in which they are discussing what it means to be a Jewish superhero. Together, campers, counselors, and staff are discovering that, in Judaism, heroics derive less from feats of strength or the ability to fly and more from the performance of middot and mitzvot that lead to tikkun olam. We hope they will return to their homes ready to perform simple acts that will work for the betterment of their communities. The point is not to prescribe a list of required mitzvot and middot, or to suggest that one is more worthy than another because of the quality and/or quantity of commandments and traditions that he or she is able to fulfill. Rather, I think it’s about consciousness: The more these young people — and indeed, all of us — can pause in their lives and consider, “did I treat that person with as much respect as I should have?” “could I have assisted that person in any way?” the more we can build toward deliberately living our lives according to the Golden Rule.
Rabbi Alan Cook is an associate rabbi at Temple De Hirsch Sinai. He spent last week visiting Camp Kalsman, where his wife, Rabbi Jody Cook, is camper care coordinator, their son Gabe, 6, is dining hall manager, and their daughter Orli, 3, is resident princess.
I just want to say that I am very pleased with the performance of this journal. Here is an example of why I feel that way: Recently, the paper informed that a visiting professor at the University of Washington was none other than world-class Israeli author Joshua Sobol (the award-winning author who is famous for his play “Ghetto”). The news was that the famous artist was to be doing a reading and book signing at the UW Bookstore in honor of his newly released translation of his latest novel (“The Israeli stage, as seen from Seattle,” April 13). Without JTNews, I would not have had the opportunity to meet and chat with this “Shakespeare” of Israel. I read the book he autographed for me and loved it. I also attended a wonderful short version of his play “Ghetto” at Congregation Beth Shalom on Shavuot evening. I am deeply grateful to this publication for providing me with important news like this. It had been decades since I have had any kind of connection with the Israeli literati. I had the opportunity to share with Mr. Sobol some of my manuscripts and hopefully they will be translated into Hebrew soon, as I am an expatriate Israeli-American. Thank you and keep up the good work you’re doing! Mordecai Goldstein Everett
WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We would love to hear from you! Our guide to writing a letter to the editor can be found at www.jtnews.net/index.php?/letters_guidelines.html, but please limit your letters to approximately 350 words. The deadline for the next issue is July 17. Future deadlines may be found online.
Haute couture histories
Gil troy Shalom Hartman institute
The Middle East is combustible enough without adding one-sided, incendiary historical accounts to the mix. And yet, again and again, we see what we could call haute couture history — history custom-fitted to the trendy, distorted narrative that confuses cause and consequence, reduces complexity to simplicity, and ignores inconvenient facts to blame Israel as the rigid, bullying, source of Middle East trouble. Two of the latest examples emerged this week in the New York Times, and on Open Zion. In the Times, Thomas Friedman, writing about Israel’s relations with Egypt’s new rulers, perpetuated the year-plus long allegation that Israel feared Egyptian democracy “because it was so convenient for Israel to have peace with one dictator, Mubarak, rather than 80 million Egyptians.” Friedman then caricatured Israel as a collective court Jew, replicating a medieval pattern of relying on alliances with the powerful over healthy relationships with the people. This tall tale treats Israel’s unhappy acceptance of reality as a long-standing Jewish ideal. In 1979, when Israel returned all of the Sinai to Egypt for the hope of peace, Israelis believed it would be a true, full peace. The cold peace that emerged was a blow to a central collective Israeli fantasy that needs to be acknowledged when trying to understand Israeli fears about a peace deal with the Palestinians. And yes, by 2011, a cold peace with Mubarak appeared to be better than no peace with the Muslim Brotherhood. But Friedman’s column would have been deeper and more accurate had he confronted the EgyptianIsraeli peace treaty’s messy past. Similarly, Gershom Gorenberg described the late Israeli premier Yitzhak Shamir in harsh terms as a heartless, unbending extremist, “who damaged the cause of Jewish independence to which he was dedicated.” Gorenberg’s dyslogy — the opposite of eulogy — throws in the mischievous fact that Shamir’s Lehi underground group “was the last twentieth-century organization to identify proudly as a terror group.” This semantic aside reinforces Gorenberg’s recent book’s tendency to overlook Islamist and Palestinian terrorism. I am sure the relatives of all those who died at Munich and Ma’alot, at Kiryat Shmona and in the Twin Towers, will find comfort in the notion that Yasser Arafat, Osama Bin Laden and their henchmen preferred the label “freedom fighter” to terrorist. More disturbing was Gorenberg’s failure to admit that Shamir was also the prime minister who decided not to retaliate against Iraqi Scuds during the first Persian Gulf War, to help preserve George H.W. Bush’s broad coalition against Saddam Hussein’s pillaging of Kuwait. And while Gorenberg justifiably criticizes Shamir for opposing the Camp David accords with Egypt and blocking cabinet approval of the London Agreement with Jordan’s King Hussein, Shamir did not block the Madrid Conference, which emerged as a critical symbolic step on the road to Oslo. Here too, a more nuanced assessment of Shamir’s role, including his ambivalence about Madrid, would have yielded a richer but less polemical portrait. Gorenberg says of Shamir: “His mind was not changeable.” Neither, it seems are Gorenberg’s or Friedman’s minds, even when including all the facts would tease out richer, more multi-dimensional, but less reproachful portraits.
This article originally appeared in The Daily Beast.
“We still have three more weddings.” — Seattle dentist Louis Isquith on why after more than 40 years of practicing he has no immediate plans to retire. Read about Dr. Isquith and the four other local dentists we’re profiling, starting on page 11.
JTnews . www.JTnews.neT . friday, July 13, 2012
The Seattle Hebrew Day School existed from 1947 to 1967 before moving and its building becoming the Islamic School of Seattle. With the Islamic School now closing its doors, the fate of the building hangs in limbo. Seattle Hebrew Day School graduates from around the country are gathering at their old school grounds for a “return to roots” reunion, to see the school one last time. Alumni, parents, teachers and community members are invited to attend the very casual event. Light refreshments will be provided. Takes place Mon., July 16, 6:30–9:30 p.m. at the Islamic School of Seattle, 720 25th Ave., Seattle. For more information and to sign up, contact Karen at email@example.com or 678-520-8636, or Sherry Willner Feuer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rabbi Marc Angel will deliver a series of lectures to honor the memory of the Jews of the Greek islands of Rhodes and Kos, who were deported to Nazi death camps on Fri., July 20, 1944. On Thurs., July 19 at 7:30 p.m. he will speak on “Re-inventing Sephardic Seattle: Nostalgia and the Future of our Community,” and on Sat., July 21 he will give the Shabbat sermon, “Remembering the Jewish Martyrs of Rhodes: Lessons for our Times.” That evening at 7 p.m., Angel will speak on “Maimonides: Essential Teachings in Jewish Faith and Ethics.” Takes place July 19–21 at Congregation Ezra Bessaroth, 5217 S Brandon St., Seattle. For more information visit www.ezrabessaroth.net.
■ Return to roots reunion
The Stroum Jewish Community Center and the Washington State Jewish Historical Society are teaming up for a softball reunion. To celebrate Instant Replay, the Historical Society’s year of Jews in sports, and the history of the SJCC’s softball league, the event will include a home run derby, water balloon toss, inflatable bouncy house and hot dogs on the grill. A small exhibition of past softball championship teams will be on display. Takes place Sun., July 22, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. at South Mercer Field, Mercer Island. For more information visit bit.ly/softballreunion or www.wsjhs.org/events.php. Temple B’nai Torah and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will honor the fasts of Tisha B’Av, the commemoration of the destruction of the Jewish Temple, and Ramadan, the daily fast during the month when the Quran was revealed, together. The two groups will pray and study sources from both traditions before breaking the fast after sunset. A Quran and Torah scripture exhibition will be on display. Takes place July 29 at 7 p.m. at Temple B’nai Torah, 15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.amiseattle.org.
■ Softball reunion
■ Two faiths, one God
■ Rhodes and Kos weekend with Rabbi Marc Angel
Seattle area to receive Homeland Security funds
The Department of Homeland security will grant $9.7 million out of $10 million to Jewish organizations nationwide this year as a part of its seventh annual Non-Profit Security Grant Program. The Seattle area is set to receive $139,500, yet it is unclear exactly how much of this will be allotted to Jewish organizations. A committee will meet this September to determine the final sums that each applicant will receive. In past years, Jewish organizations and synagogues have been the overwhelming beneficiaries of funds. The program is intended to fund security enhancements for nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attacks and this year, Jewish organizations made up an overwhelming 97 percent of the total allocations. Due to a $9 million program cut, Jewish organizations will receive $6 million less than last year, yet the proportion of Jewish recipients has risen 19 percent.
Jewish education just went Out of the Box.
Episcopal Church rejects Israel divestment resolution
6115 SW Hinds St. Seattle, WA 98116
visit us at www.khnseattle.org
(JTA) — The U.S.-based Episcopal Church adopted a resolution at its General Convention Assembly calling for “a negotiated two-state solution” and “positive investment” as responses to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Also at the meeting in Indianapolis, delegates tabled a resolution urging “corporate engagement” by the church and dissemination of “information on products” made in the West Bank. The moves “distanced the church” from the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, according to an American Jewish Committee statement. “The Episcopal Church has demonstrated its commitment to a negotiated resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and a rejection of unhelpful one-sided judgments aimed at Israel that do not advance the cause of peace,” Rabbi Noam Marans, AJC’s director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, said in the statement. Marans attended the General Convention Assembly as an invited guest. “The Episcopal Church has heard from the Anglican bishop in Jerusalem and other Christians, and has recognized that divestment is not a path to peacemaking — the same conclusion reached by every other American church that has considered the strategy,” Ethan Felson, vice president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, told JTA. Last week, the Presbyterian Church USA narrowly defeated a resolution calling to divest its portfolio from three companies that it says is helping Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. At the same time, its delegates handily defeated a resolution likening the occupation to apartheid, but also approved a boycott of products made in the West Bank. In May, the United Methodist Church turned down a divestment initiative.
“The help from JFS was a life saver in an ocean of despair.”
– Emergency Services Client, Jewish Family Service
JFS services and programs are made possible through generous community support of
For more information, please visit www.jfsseattle.org
friday, july 13, 2012 . www.jtnews.net . jtnews
by isaac azose
The day can be seen from the dawn. Some people believe that certain events the occur at the start of the day is an omen of what will happen for the rest of the day.
inside this issue
Stepping down 6
After serving six years as president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, Richard Fruchter has tendered his resignation.
El dia se ve del amaneser.
When he steps down in a year, Ken Weinberg will have spent 38 years working tirelessly for Jewish Family Service. Now, it’s time to relax (and catch some rays).
Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, former chief rabbi of Israel and Buchenwald’s youngest survivor, united a community and changed lives during a historic visit to Seattle.
Who said a trip to the dentist has to be painful? JTNews readers told us which local dentists for whom they choose to flash their pearly whites. Here are five of our favorite local Jewish dentists.
David Aronowitz Louis Isquith Bobby Cohanim Wendy Spektor Paul Amato Still believing
For Neil Diamond, life is better than ever. The legendary musician plays Seattle later this month.
11 12 12 13 14 15 17
An Olympic struggle
Israeli athletes don’t prepare for failure, but their fight for a moment of silence at the 2012 games has not been granted.
From July 14, 1976. At the bicentennial of our nation, an article by Rabbi Samuel Silver stated that the Jewish population during colonial times was small but nonetheless important to the forming of the United States, in particular the biblical story of the Israelites who escaped from their Egyptian captors. This illustration portrayed a Jewish man, Haym Solomon, who was twice arrested by the British and twice escaped execution.
More MOT: North to Alaska The Arts Community Calendar Lifecycles Israel: To Your Health — Deadly Air The Shouk Classifieds
10 16 21 23 24 22
JTNews is the Voice of Jewish Washington. Our mission is to meet the interests of our Jewish community through fair and accurate coverage of local, national and international news, opinion and information. We seek to expose our readers to diverse viewpoints and vibrant debate on many fronts, including the news and events in Israel. We strive to contribute to the continued growth of our local Jewish community as we carry out our mission.
2041 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 206-441-4553 • email@example.com www.jtnews.net
JTNews (ISSN0021-678X) is published biweekly by The Seattle Jewish Transcript, a nonprofit corporation owned by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, 2041 3rd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121. Subscriptions are $56.50 for one year, $96.50 for two years. Periodicals postage paid at Seattle, WA. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to JTNews, 2041 Third Ave., Seattle, WA 98121.
Clarification In the article about Menachem Mendel Seattle Cheder’s financial troubles (“Day school hangs by a thread,” June 22), the terms of loan the school received from the Samis Foundation would convert to a grant should MMSC raise the amount of the loan. The school also defaulted on a bridge loan from the Avi Chai Foundation, for which Samis has assumed payment. Samis will subtract that amount from the operating funds it gives to MMSC. Correction In the arts listing for the “Crossing the Line” arts exhibit at Columbia City Gallery, the artwork printed and attributed to artist Hannah Voss was the work of Lita Kenyon, whose works are appearing in the same exhibit. JTNews regrets the error.
Reach us directly at 206-441-4553 + ext. Editor & Acting Publisher *Joel Magalnick 233 Assistant Editor Emily K. Alhadeff 240 Arts Editor Dikla Tuchman 240 Sales Manager Lynn Feldhammer 264 Account Executive David Stahl 235 Account Executive Cameron Levin 292 Account Executive Stacy Schill 269 Classifieds Manager Rebecca Minsky 238 Art Director Susan Beardsley 239 Intern Olivia Rosen
Board of directorS
Peter Horvitz, Chair*; Jerry Anches§; Sarah Boden; Cynthia Flash Hemphill*; Aimee Johnson; Ron Leibsohn; Stan Mark; Cantor David Serkin-Poole*; Leland Rockoff Nancy Greer, Interim CEO and President, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle Shelley Bensussen, Federation Board Chair
cOMInG AuGusT 10
The opinions of our columnists and advertisers do not necessarily reflect the views of JTNews.
*Member, JTNews Editorial Board Member
published by j e w i s h transcript media
JTnews . www.JTnews.neT . friday, July 13, 2012
Seattle Federation to seek new CEO
Joel MaGalNick editor, JTnews
The staff of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle received a shock when they assembled for a staff meeting first thing Monday morning: Their president and CEO, Richard Fruchter, announced his resignation, effective immediately. Fruchter and his wife “were thinking about this for a number of months,” he told JTNews. “It’s the end of the fiscal year, it’s the end of the [program] year, and the end of the [Community Campaign] year. You don’t have many gaps, but you have a gap now, so I thought this would be a good time.” Fruchter has also had to contend with ailing parents during the past several weeks, which contributed to his decision. “When you have elderly parents, this is the time to put energy into them,” he said. “It’s really hard to do this job fully, and pay the attention that I need to my family.” Nancy Greer, the Federation’s chief operating officer, has stepped in as interim CEO until a new CEO and president is hired. David Chivo, vice president of the Center for Jewish Philanthropy, the Federation’s fundraising arm, will assume some of Fruchter’s external relations responsibilities as well. Fruchter plans to assist with the leadership transition through September. “I’m working very closely with Nancy and David to make sure that they understand all the issues that I’ve worked on and they’re fully cognizant of the work that I’m doing,” Fruchter said. Current leadership does not believe the agency will suffer from a gap in leadership. “We’ve got a great staff,” said Shelley Bensussen, the Federation’s board chair. “Everyone’s really supportive. There’s no such thing as ‘It’s not my job’ now. It’s everybody’s job and we’re working as a team. I think we have the right people in place.” Once hired, the new CEO will have the challenge of growing the Federation’s community campaign, which has declined each of the past four years. With little exception, the economy during that time has not been kind to many Jewish organizations, both locally and nationwide. But those drops have been small in relation to other Jewish communities. “We did really well as I compare notes with colleagues around the country,” Fruchter said. “We seem to have broadened our base. We’ve lost a number of major donors over the last few years through them passing on, and yet our campaigns haven’t taken the dramatic dips that we’ve seen around the country, even with the economy being pretty difficult here.” Fruchter arrived in Seattle for the second time in August 2006, in the immediate aftermath of the shooting at the Federation that took the life of Pamela Waechter and injured six others. He worked for the Seattle Federation as a fundraiser in the 1980s, then worked in other Jewish communities until his return. He divides this six-year tenure into three periods: “We had the first two years as really revolving around the shooting, and all the issues of staffing and moving…and trying to get everyone healthy again,” he said. “The next two years were really around the economic recession and trying to maintain things, and the next two years were really around the new model, which has now been successfully launched.” The new fundraising and allocations model that launched a year ago allows Federation donors to direct their money to specific impact areas. The allocations process, instead of giving away blanket operating dollars, is now a grant-making process based on specific projects for both existing beneficiaries and Jewish organizations that had never received funding in the past. Fruchter counts dealing with the shooting the foremost of his achievements during his tenure. In a letter he wrote to friends and community leaders, “I learned that compassion, faith, perseverance, courage, hope and acts of loving-kindness can triumph over hate, anger and fear.” In addition, he said, “It changed the way Jewish organizations look at security. It made people look differently at how they prepare for safety issues, and it certainly made the community here appreciate the role that we play, and what a central and convening role that the Federation has.” SAFE Washington, the sub-agency formed after the shooting and administered by the Federation, facilitates information sharing among local lawenforcement agencies. It has been hailed as a model for the rest of the country. In terms of community engagement, many of the accomplishments Fruchter points to affected younger members of the Jewish community: The PJ Library children’s book program and events, two teen philanthropy programs, and the upcoming Wexner leadership program, a young adult leadership program. Ron Leibsohn, who served as Federation board chair for three of Fruchter’s six years with the agency, said Fruchter “should be very proud of what he accomplished.” “Richard came in under the most difficult conditions,” Leibsohn said. “He
X PaGE 20
Join QFC to support the USO
When people think of the USO, many think of entertainment and the stage shows that have lifted the spirits of troops in combat and remote military locations around the world. And while entertainment has been and continues to be a valuable service provided by the USO, it is only a small part of the many programs and services provided by this nonprofit organization. Since 1941 the USO, United Service Organizations, has been supporting American troops and their families in a multitude of ways. This is why QFC is proud to support the great work of the USO by making it our Charity of the Month for July. Just about wherever the U.S. military goes, the USO is also there trying to help make the lives of our troops a little bit better. Three of the services that the USO provides to troops in remote locations are Care Packages, MEGS and USO in a Box. Care package items are purchased directly from or donated by manufacturers and are purchased using donations. The USO works closely with the Department of Defense to distribute packages. MEGS stands for Mobile Entertainment Gaming System. It is a highly durable, easy-to-assemble and disassemble multimedia platform that troops can use to play video games. It supports up to four players and can be set up wherever soldiers are stationed. USO in a Box is small, 250-square-foot portable building that can accommodate up to 20 troops. It has heat or air conditioning for whatever environment it is in and holds features such as Internet access, two rugged laptops, four flat screen televisions, a DVD player, Voice Over Internet Phone and more. Another valuable service is USO Centers. There are over 160 USO Centers in countries around the world where thousands of troops and their families can come to relax, contact loved ones back home, get something to eat and take advantage of various USO programs and services. These centers are often the first support stop for wounded, ill or injured servicemen and women and their families before returning to the U.S. Back here in the U.S., the USO is constructing two warrior and family centers — one at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., and one in Fort Belvoir, Va. as part of Operation Enduring Care. The program’s goal is to provide physical and emotional support and to help troops restore their wounded lives in a warm and caring environment.
Unfortunately, not every military member returns home alive. When troops die outside the U.S., the USO has a program to help their loved ones called Families of the Fallen. The bodies of those who have died overseas are flown to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware and many families travel there to witness the return. The USO works with families to expedite the travel process to Dover, supports the families’ onsite needs, and introduces parents, spouses, peers and children to special programs to help cope with their grief when they return home. The USO stands as an exemplary organization that is making a difference in the lives of thousands of troops and their families. If you would like to support their efforts we invite you to make a donation at any QFC checkstand. Thank you for your support!
For questions or more information, please contact Ken Banks at 425-462-2205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
friday, July 13, 2012 . www.JTnews.neT . JTnews
A conversation with Ken Weinberg
Joel MaGalNick editor, JTnews
Ken Weinberg, longtime CEO of Jewish Family Service of Greater Seattle, announced on June 20 that he would retire next year from his position after 38 years of working for JFS. JTNews sat down with Ken to discuss his tenure and his future. JTNews: Why are you announcing now? Ken Weinberg: I felt that for a CEO position, an agency this size, budget and resources, that the appropriate amount of time was to give a year’s notice. JT: What do you feel like you have left to do, and what are you hoping will get done? Ken: I think the issue is financial stability in an era in which financial stability is very difficult to attain. I feel at least one of my major jobs is to make sure we don’t lose ground this year, and we continue to develop our sources of revenue, be they individuals or foundations or whatever, so I will work very hard to do that. And I think that there continues to be an enormous crisis in the country in terms of unemployment and all the things that go along with having people unemployed for a very extended period of time. I want to make sure we have the programs and the resources to deal with what I consider to be a crisis, even though the crisis has gone on for a long time. JT: Given the state of the economy over the past four years, do you feel like it’s getting better, worse, staying the same? Ken: I don’t think they’re getting worse, which is a sort of novel thing to say — scares me to even say it. I see that it’s bad, and stabilizing at bad. But not necessarily going downhill. A concern that I also have is the issue of fatigue that sets into a group of donors — our supporters — who now, since 2008, have been told, “It’s bad, it’s bad, it’s bad, please support us, please support us, please support us.” That’s the truth, but I’m concerned…that they just become tired of the message, or the message is redundant enough [that] it’s like, “Hey, you know what? I’ve heard this already. I’ve done my bit.” I think that people can have the compassion fatigue not just because the agency is saying, at least for the past few years, “We’re in a crisis,” but the TV is telling them they’re in a crisis, and the radio is telling them they’re in a crisis, and NPR and NBC... Everyone is telling them, “It’s a crisis, it’s a crisis, it’s a crisis.” JT: So let’s go back to 1975. Young Ken, fresh out of grad school... Ken: When I gave my retirement statement to the board, I started by listing all the presidents of the United States, and then I listed all of the [JFS] presidents that I’ve worked under. It’s an enormous list. Going back to my beginnings, the agency was a 14- or 15-person agency and a $400,000-plus budget. A large portion of our money came from the Jewish Federation. And the second source of money came from the United Way. We were in a place that probably had 2,500 square feet. We now have 32,000 square feet. We employ around 200 people. We have different satellite offices doing different things, and we have a budget that is approaching $9 million — so a pretty vast change. JT: What services did you offer back then? Ken: We did counseling. I started the Family Life Education program… services for the elderly, some refugee services. Very, very little emergency assistance. In the old building, we had a closet Joel magalnick in the kitchen for Ken Weinberg relaxes for a moment in the foyer of the new Jewish Family staff, and in the closet Service building that opened earlier this year. …there were two shelves of food. That the street. If they need help, we’re going to was the food bank. A handful of people do our very best to help them as well. in the course of a month would utilize the We added a domestic violence profood bank. gram, because domestic violence has And then there were those people who always been a problem in the Jewish comcame in for some sort of emergency assismunity but it has always been a closeted tance, emergency assistance being $15, issue. And then we added a program for $20, a Greyhound ticket to Spokane, that addiction. We added that a number of kind of thing. So it has been phenomeyears ago because Jews are as prone to nal growth. addiction issues as anyone else. We added JT: From your hire as executive direca home health program to provide intor in ’84, and for the next 20 years, how home care for people who need it, be they did you feel the agency needed to grow to elderly or otherwise. And then we began satisfy the community’s needs? to do more for people with disabilities by Ken: When I took over in 1984, there were renting apartments and assisting people a couple of groups of parents that were living independently. meeting to develop programs for their JT: What happened in the mid-2000s children. Some of those kids had develthat made the agency realize there opmental disabilities, mental retardation, needed to be a much larger plan in place and some of those kids — not necessarto really meet the community’s needs? ily kids, by the way, they could be young Ken: We did this very in-depth strategic adults — were chronically mentally ill. plan. The strategic plan had as its premise, Eventually it evolved into the Seattle Assoif we were to thoroughly meet the needs ciation for Jews with Disabilities. That was of various populations, what would we a very big increase and a very big vision need to have in terms of staff and financhanger. cial resources? Food bank and emergency assistance The well-paved road we went down was grew rather rapidly as well. This 15-buck thinking big, and thinking holistically, and take-a-Greyhound-to-Spokane, it wasn’t what will it really take to make a difference working and it wasn’t where we were. It to the people who need our help? The potwas a vestige from another time when you holes were, “You can’t thoroughly meet would give a person a couple bucks and it the needs of people. It is more aspirational would actually mean something. than it is realistic.” You can shoot for it, but We grew and developed, our reputawe actually thought we would do it, and we tion grew and developed, the population we couldn’t. We were driving ourselves nuts served, the sense that we are part of a larger trying to do that. But by having the wellcommunity and that we have some oblipaved road, we did expand when we did gation to assist the larger community: Not the domestic violence program, when we just Jews who marry non-Jews, but the guys did the Alternatives to Addiction. who are working on that building across The other piece of the strategic plan was we didn’t have a facility that met our needs. We were either going to buy or build a building that would truly meet the needs of the Jewish community, general community, our workers and our stakeholders. And that began a very arduous and tortuous process of getting this building built and totally renovating the Jesse Danz building. There was a longstanding disagreement with several people who were on the building committee. I felt this was the best place to be. I felt it was central. I felt there is a residential quality to it, that it feels comfortable, that it’s easy for people on Mercer Island and the Eastside to get to. It’s very accessible. Plus there are lots of bus routes that go past here. We knew we were out of space. We knew that we were using large closets as offices, that we had taken little hallways and put barriers up so we could stick a worker there. And then if we were to grow much more than that, where would we put people? JT: Are there any similar agencies that you see as a model for you now, and do other agencies look to this JFS as a model? Ken: Our national association director was here when we had the building opening and dedication. And we are now the model. We constantly receive phone calls on “How did you do this?” “How do you implement that?” “How did you get the money for this?” So it is not uncommon for us to be presenting at national conferences, to get phone calls, and we are among a group of very elite agencies — those would include Atlanta and San Francisco and Minneapolis. JT: Having worked in the community for close to 40 years, you’ve seen the ebbs and flows of the Jewish community. What are some of the highlights and lowlights, and where do you see the need for our agencies to improve to fully serve our community? Ken: I think one of the things that’s really been missing is with any population group there is not a master plan. Let’s take the elderly. There is no one sitting everyone down and saying, “Let’s create our master plan for the elderly, and then let’s think about what agencies are best suited to handle which parts of this. And then we’re going to talk about funding, so we can fund this intelligently so the funds run according to the various needs that the population has.” That doesn’t happen. We don’t do that just for the elderly, we don’t do that for any population group. From what I understand, there are communities that do. Not many. But there are some that do. I have always found that a source of frustration. I think where we see our successes really are, as independent agencies, we’ve done really phenomenally well. You have one
X PaGE 22
JTnews . www.JTnews.neT . friday, July 13, 2012
Make Light of Your Suffering
by Mike Selinker
This Week’s Wisdom
Chief rabbi’s visit unites community
eMily k. alhadeff associate editor, JTnews
Imagine, said Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, what a symphony would look like to a deaf person: The cello player moving one way, the trumpet players moving another, and a man in front waving a stick. But introduce sound, and this cacophonous picture makes sense, and transforms into something beautiful. It’s a metaphor for the Jewish community, he explained. During his historic visit to Seattle, the 75-year-old former chief rabbi of Israel promoted the concept of unity in the Jewish world. Known as the “consensus rabbi,” throughout his career Lau has urged the various facets of the Orthodox community to turn their swords into plowshares, and has earned respect from Ashkenazi, Sephardic, religious and secular Jews, as well as non-Jews. “He serves as an ambassador to world leaders and leaders of other faiths, and he has a unique ability to connect to each and every Jew,” said Rabbi Moshe Kletenik of Bikur Cholim Machzikay Hadath, who helped organize the visit. The visit coincided with the publication of a new siddur, put out by Ezra Bessaroth’s hazzan emeritus, Isaac Azose. Rabbi Lau wrote the siddur’s affirmation. Lau traveled from his home in Tel Aviv to Seattle to spend June 21–23 giving talks at the Seward Park neighborhood’s three synagogues and meeting with Holocaust survivors and liberators. Lau was the youngest survivor to emerge from Buchenwald after the Americans liberated it on April 11, 1945. He obtained passage to Palestine, and he was ordained a rabbi in 1961, continuing his ancestry’s unbroken chain of rabbis for over 1,000 years. He served as the chief rabbi of Netanya and then Tel Aviv before going on to become the Ashkenazi chief rabbi of the State of Israel from 1993 to 2003. Lau has traveled all over the world and, upon invitation to Seattle, he chose to bring his message of oneness here. Tall, bearded and dressed in a black suit, Lau is an assuming figure. But beneath his black hat are eyes that convey a grandfatherly kindness, despite that by the age of 7-1/2 he had lost the majority of his family to the Nazi death camps and survived by what, he believes, can only be considered a series of miracles. In his recently released memoir, “Out of the Depths,” Lau recounts the last time he saw his father, the chief rabbi of Piotrków, Poland, and his brother; both were taken to Treblinka. He describes the moment he was separated from his mother, who, in one of her many moments of good instinct, shoved him toward the men’s train with his older brother, though he was only 7 years old. She died at Ravensbrück. Before he could read or write, Lau lived through roundups, hard labor, separation, hiding and deportation, and had witnessed beatings and mass death (at one point he describes hiding behind a pile of corpses). Out of 47 grandchildren, he writes, five, including himself, survived the war. Young Lau survived with the help of his older brother, Naphtali, sympathetic guards and prisoners, and, some would argue, pure chance. But in his June 21 speech at BCMH, Lau proclaimed, “we do not believe in coincidence.” In this case, he was speaking about the connection between the Holocaust and the establishment of Israel. “To disconnect the establishment of the Jewish State from Holocaust,” he said through his Polish-Israeli accent, “I think it’s not logical, it’s not true.” As for his own experience, he asked, “What do I do to justify that miracle of survival?” Instead of accepting, in Hebrew, “ma yehieh” — whatever will be — he encourages all to ask, “ma na’aseh” — what will we do? “It’s not a question of me. It’s a question of our generation,” he said. “Every Jew is a survivor.” Each talk attracted around 500 mostly Orthodox community members, but Ashkenazi and Sephardic backgrounds came out in equal number to hear Lau’s message of Jewish unity. “You just don’t see this that often anymore,” said Ari Hoffman, co-director of the NCSY youth organization, who attended about half the talks, alternating with his wife Jessica over childcare. “Spirituality is coming out of his pores… I can’t remember ever seeing the community united around a speaker. It was truly amazing.” Rabbi Ron-Ami Meyers of Congregation Ezra Bessaroth said he was moved by Lau’s harrowing personal story and his messages of inclusivity within the Orthodox community. “The future of the Torah community in Seattle is intimately linked to cooperation between the different congregations,” he said. The unprecedented visit was organized by a small group in Seward Park, among them rabbis Kletenik and Meyers. In addition to his speaking engagements, Rabbi Lau signed copies of “Out of the Depths,” and sold his commentary on Pirke Avot and another book, “Practical Judaism.” All proceeds were donated to the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center. Dee Simon, executive director of the Holocaust Center, explained that one of the organizers felt it was important that the center be recognized by the community “as a place for resources and education related to the Holocaust.” When Simon originally read “Out of the Depths,” she realized Rabbi Lau’s brother Naphtali was treated for typhus
X PaGE 18
The heart of Jewish comedy is suffering. In his book The People of the Joke, author Elliott Oring describes Jewish humor as “transcending the conditions of despair and… distinctive in its reflection of an unperturbable optimism and zest for living.” Of course, in these quotes from famous Jewish comedians, you might have to dig pretty darn deep for that optimism and zest for living.
ACROSS 1 1051, to Nero 4 Potato pancake 9 Moist 13 “When I was kidnapped, my parents DOWN 1 “Fantastic” Roald Dahl title character 2 Sierra ___ 3 The Woman ___ (Gene Wilder film) 4 Maui neckwear 5 Rocky’s wife 6 Smashes up, as a car 7 Baseball commissioner Bowie 8 And the like 9 Current producer 10 They may be visual or martial 11 Ex-Seahawks coach Jim 12 Where to wear your Speedo 14 “Very funny” network 15 Mutt 16 Sounders’ assoc. 22 Milk actor Sean 23 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author 24 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 36 37 38 43 44 45 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 58 59
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 30 33 34 35 39 40 41 42 44 46 47 48 51 55 56 57 60
61 62 63
snapped into action. They ___.”—Woody Allen “One year they wanted to make me poster boy... ___.”—Rodney Dangerfield Billfold contents Gandalf portrayer McKellen Certain French vowel sounds Crossed (out) Buddy Film studio whose logo roars Camera’s eye Excites German city that hosts the world’s largest board game convention “You got it, captain!” “99 Luftballons” singer/band “When you’re in love it’s the most glorious ___ of your life.”—Richard Lewis ___ and feathers Historical period Some psychics read them Like most Lady Gaga songs Financial advisor Orman Antiquated Chowed down on Baseball execs Recently retired catcher Jorge who spent his entire 17-year career with the Yankees Victoria’s Secret purchase Plunder “It’s a good thing that beauty is only skin deep, or I’d be ___.”—Phyllis Diller “Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an ___.”—Mel Brooks Notice The Offspring hit “The Kids ___ Alright” Big fat mouth
Angelou Car dealer’s contract Not warranted Cook tuna, perhaps Airy-voiced Irish singer Backtalk Accusatory words from Caesar Exchange Prepare clothes for laundering “I found it!” Enter Sea-Tac, in a way Ex-Mariner on the Yankees, for short Discombobulate Humble French existentialist who wrote Nausea Person about 60% likely to be a Mormon “Neato!” Dwarven realm where Gandalf fought the Balrog Like the Counterbalance in Queen Anne In favor of “My bad!” Put your best foot forward? ___ charge (free) Orange Free State settler Component of some HDTVs Pan Am competitor Suffix with differ or depend
Answers on page 13 © 2012 Eltana Wood-Fired Bagel Cafe, 1538 12th Avenue, Seattle. All rights reserved. Puzzle created by Lone Shark Games, Inc. Edited by Mike Selinker and Mark L. Gottlieb.
friday, July 13, 2012 . www.JTnews.neT . JTnews
Margaret Hollinger, nurse at Buchenwald
uation Hospital, which sent her as a Margaret Hollinger’s disintegrating surgical nurse to Buchenwald to treat photo album contains black paper pages survivors and injured soldiers. with fading black-and-white snapshots “Apparently the rabbi was most of Europe, 1945. excited, because his brother Naphtali The images start in Wales, where she arrived as part of the 120th Evacuation Field Hospital, and they follow the cadre of army nurses through France, the chateaus they stayed in, the sites they passed, and, incredibly, their perfectly coiffed hair. Margaret’s niece, Patty Conrard, points to a photo of the Rhine. This is where everything changed, Conrard said. “They didn’t preDon conrarD pare the nurses for Rabbi Lau meets with Margaret Hollinger, a nurse at Buchenwald what they were going during the liberation of the World War II death camps who how lives to find,” she said. in the Kline Galland nursing facility. Hollinger was was in the hospital,” said the Holocaust born the eldest of 10 children to GerCenter’s Dee Simon, who made the conman-Hungarian immigrants in Gladnection between Naphtali’s hospitalizastone, N.D. To escape a marriage tion after Buchenwald’s liberation and arrangement with a man her father’s age, Hollinger’s service. In his book, “Out she ran off to Bismarck and enrolled in of the Depths,” Rabbi Lau describes nursing school. Upon graduating, she joined the Army Nursing Corps, and in 1943 volunteered for the 120th EvacX PaGE 18
join us on sunday, july 15 12:00–4:00 p.m.
Come see what makes Camp such a special part of the Pacific Northwest. Meet new friends and share great memories with your old camp buddies.
Leo Hymas, Buchenwald liberator
Now 86 years old, the Whidbey Island resident is on the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center’s Speakers Bureau. Already this year, Hymas said, he’s shared his story 22 times. On June 22, a rainy Friday, Hymas and his wife waited at the Holocaust Center in downtown Seattle to meet Rabbi Lau. The former chief rabbi of Israel came to the center to mingle informally with Joel magalnick Hymas; Klaus and Rabbi Israel Meir Lau speaks with Leo Hymas, who helped to liberate the Paula Stern, two Buchenwald concentration camp where Lau was a child prisoner, and of the first Ausnow speaks to students across the state for the Washington State chwitz survivors to come to Seattle; Holocaust Education Resource Center. Henry Friedman, who spent the war as a child in hiding; He was not prepared for what he and Magda Schaloum, who was impriswould find. oned at Auschwitz and whose father was “I had no idea; never heard of such a killed at Buchenwald. thing,” he said of the 18,000 emaciated prisoners he found living in squalor. “I wanted to kill every German I could find.” X PaGE 19 Leo Hymas was 18 years old when he and three other American soldiers, members of General Patton’s Third Army, used Bangalore torpedoes to blow open the gate at Buchenwald.
Enjoy swimming in our beautiful lake and fEast oN a kosHEr BBQ luNCH with all the fixings
$8 per person in advance by going to www.campschechter.org/summer-camp/openhouse2012 ($10 per person at the grill)
Have questions or need directions? Contact us at 206.447.1967 or email@example.com
No outside food or pets
m.o.T.: member of The Tribe
JTnews . www.JTnews.neT . friday, July 13, 2012
North to alaska • also: Goldfarb great-grandson’s musical heritage
After 26 years in Seattle, Leslie Fried has moved to Anchorage to be curator of the Alaska Jewish Museum. Founded in 2004, the museum is just now becoming a physical reality. An inaugural exhibit opens this November in a small building in a larger complex known as the Alaska Jewish Campus. In addition to the museum, the complex includes a cultural center, a Chabad preschool, and synagogue. Although the museum was spearheaded by Rabbi Yosef Greenberg of Chabad, it is “a separate non-profit entity run by our own separate board,” says Leslie, adding that “one of my goals is…to bring together all the different members of the community.” The museum will introduce Alaskans to Jewish culture and history, celebrate it, and provide a safe place for the Jewish community’s cultural artifacts. As a heritage museum, similar to many around the country, it will also promote “diversity and tolerance.” Leslie spent many of her years in Seattle working as a scenic artist for a number
diaNa breMeNt JTnews columnist
ical Society on Jews of Southeast Seattle. of local theaters and was the Stored in the City of Seattle’s archives, it head painter for Intiman for can be found at HistoryLink.org. five seasons from 1993 to Leslie calls her current position “a for1998. She also ran her own tuitous melding of influences,” in which painting and design comshe can use all of her skills. Being “in the pany, doing special finishes arts for years, working in theater, working and murals for architects and in exhibits, getting my library degree… interior designers. [and] graduate certificate,” all dovetail In 2003, she was diagnosed nicely with her “interest in Judaica, my with heavy metal poisoning, family, and in the arts.” forcing her to change careers. Leslie is very excited about the first two She returned to school to exhibits, which include “Ruth Gruber, finish the fine and applied arts Photojournalist,” created by the Interdegree she’d started in 1978 national Center of Photogat the University of Oregon, raphy, which will be hosted and went “immediately into by the Anchorage Museum. graduate school at the UniThe second will tell the story versity of Washington,” getof Operation Magic Carpet, ting a master’s in library the airlift of over 47,000 and information science Yemenite Jews from 1948 and a graduate certificate in to 1950, who were flown museology. to Israel by Alaska Airlines While at the UW she pilots. worked on the Samuel E. That second exhibit had Goldfarb collection (Goldpersonal resonance because farb was music director at Leslie’s father was a pilot Temple De Hirsch Sinai for over 30 years), and helped courTeSy leSlie FrieD and part of the “Machal write a report for the Wash- Leslie Fried, curator of the Boys” who airlifted airplane parts and other supplies into ington State Jewish Histor- alaska Jewish Museum.
Palestine before Israeli independence. He then served in the Israeli Air Force and became an El Al pilot after that, which took the family from Israel, where Leslie was born, to England and finally back to New York, where she was raised on Long Island. Leslie says winter has proven to be one of her biggest challenges. She landed in Anchorage at the “beginning of one of the worst winters for a long time,” and “had to learn how to drive again.” She had to get studded snow tires for her car and cleats for her shoes in order to get around, but adds that up there, “there’s a feeling that whatever you want to do can be done.” If you’re heading to Alaska and want to visit the museum, or would just like more information, email Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaking of Samuel Goldfarb, we’ve received word that his greatgrandson Alec Goldfarb is following in Sam’s musical tradition. Alec won Downbeat Magazine’s Outstanding High School Music Performance Award for his original sheet music composition, “Pendulum.”
X PaGE 20
I strongly support:
• Job creation = Deficit reduction • Cutting middle class taxes • Social Security and Medicare • State of Israel • Protecting the environment • Pro-choice • Pro-peace • GLBT rights • Education for all • Protecting minority rights • Union rights • Medicare for all
9th Congressional District
for Congress (D)
A Mom, A Leader, A Voice for US! Vote Jessyn!
We need leaders willing to stand up for our families and communities, making progress on issue like:
ENDORSED! King Co. Exec. Dow Constantine
ASSISTANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS
This election is important in many ways. I am a progressive Democrat running for Congress in the new liberal 9th District. I have always been pro peace, while my opponent, Adam Smith is pro war from the old conservative 9th District. He is trying to hide his history of consistently voting as a pro war committee leader against the President and my position’s, all the while accepting million of dollars from the pro war coalition. Sadly, he would use Social Security, Medicare, Environmental Protection, and Education funding monies to continue his expansion of defense spending and the support of his coalition friends.
DEFENDING OUR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
YoUr ChoICE In ThIS ELECTIon IS CLEar
Paid for by Tom Cramer for Congress (425) 484-9061 tomcramer.org • email@example.com Paid for by People for Jessyn | PO Box 20792 | Seattle, WA 98102
friday, July 13, 2012 . www.JTnews.neT . JTnews
Everyone needs a good dentist. Oral health sets the tone for the rest of your body, and what better way to start than your six-month checkup? We’ve found five local Jewish dentists, all of whom are devoted to their patients and their community, with the help of you, our readers.
Our Five Favorite Dentists
“They come to see me, we work on their pain, and they go back to see their regular doctor,” he says. Aronowitz gets referrals from medical professionals as varied as other general dentists, neurologists, ear, nose and throat doctors, and primary physicians if a patient has some type of facial pain, whether it’s a TMJ disorder, or headaches, or anything else. He does not perform surgery in his office — TMJ surgeries have not been the norm for close to 40 years, he says. “Dealing with facial pain is important to my training and to my expertise,” he says. As for Aronowitz’s community activities, he has a few societies he gets involved with, and he sends both of his daughters to the Jewish Day School in Bellevue. The JDS community involvement for his daughter Tania’s Bat Mitzvah was very gratifying he said. Overall, he says it’s important to keep the balance between his family and dentistry, “and I think we’re doing a good job of that.”
David aronowitz: The pain-free experience
Joel MaGalNick editor, JTnews
When we caught up with Dr. David Aronowitz, it was his first day back in the office after two weeks in Israel for his daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. “It was lovely,” he told us. Aronowitz has two facets to his practice, Bellevue Specialized Dental Care: The first is general dentistry, and he’s got a regular clientele that comes back, hopefully every six months, to make sure their teeth are healthy. We know he’s got a regular clientele who loves his work, because a call for dentists on Facebook yielded more votes for Aronowitz than any other dentist. “We don’t have the time to check everything in our mouth, we have busy lives,” Aronowitz says. Which is why it’s important for a dentist to ensure that “the mouth, the teeth, the gums, the oral tissues are in good health.” Six months, he says, is that magic number to make sure that the mouth stays at its optimal level of health. “If there is something going on, it is a good time to work on it,” he says. That part of Aronowitz’s practice makes up about 70 percent of the patients he sees. “It’s family oriented,” he says. The rest come to him because of his specialty: Dealing with oral and facial pain. When Aronowitz and his wife arrived in the U.S. in 1995—they came from their native
courTeSy DaviD aronoWiTz
Dr. David aronowitz stands behind his daughter Tania as she became a Bat Mitzvah in Jerusalem this month.
“I am a strong supporter of Israel. They are a critical ally for the United States and we must work together to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in the Middle East.”
Mexico City following dental school—he studied at the University of Dentistry and Medicine of New Jersey for his specialty and master’s in oral and facial pain. He finished his thesis at the University of Washington, which brought him to the Seattle area, and he spends close to a third of his time working with what might be called short-term patients.
Paid for by Adam Smith for Congress Committee
Vote by August 7. this will be decided in the Primary.
Re-elect State Representative Marcie (Halela) Maxwell
Proud to serve the 41st Legislative District: Bellevue, Beaux Arts, Issaquah, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Renton and Sammamish
Father of Isaac and Joshua, husband of Michelle, and pride of his Jewish mother Joanne, Justice Gonzalez has long served the people of Washington. Ten years on the Superior Court. Awarded “Outstanding Judge of the Year” by the State Bar in 2011. Rated “Exceptionally Well Qualified” by 10 legal and civic organizations, including the Cardozo Society of Jewish lawyers and judges. Experience as Assistant U.S. Attorney, Domestic Violence Prosecutor, Business lawyer in private practice. Longtime mentor of disadvantaged youth.
strong AdVocAte for Access to justice for All.
ENDORSED BY: All State Supreme Court Justices; over 250 judges; Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna; State Labor Council and Association of Washington Business; Republicans, Democrats, Independents, and many more. Visit www.justicegonzalez.com for more information.
Paid for by Citizens for Marcie Maxwell, PO Box 2048, Renton, WA 98056
JTnews . www.JTnews.neT . friday, July 13, 2012
Louis Isquith: Good old-fashioned care
eMily k. alhadeff associate editor, JTnews
Bobby Cohanim: The orthodontist of calm
charleNe kahN JTnews correspondent
studied it at the University of Washington, health profession, but “medicine becomes Dr. Louis Isquith was hesitant to speak The connection between engineerbut discovered dentistry after he took an your mistress,” and with dentistry “you still with the JTNews upon selection as one of ing and orthodontics is closer than the introduction course. He thanks his sister, have a family, time” despite having to be on our five featured dentists. spaces between your teeth — even smaller Shoreh, for steering him into dentistry. call for emergencies. “I don’t need any press or if you’ve had the benefits of orthodonCohanim ended up transAnd family is something publicity,” he said. tic work. And with technoferring to the University he has a lot of. Isquith This, from the dentist logical developments like of Southern California to has eight children — six who does not even have invisible braces and threestudy bioengineering before girls and two boys — now a website. Just about all dimensional computer entering the dental school. between the ages of 26 and one can find on the Intermodeling, the bioengineerHe and his wife Beth 43. Like their father, they’re net about Isquith is that his ing and dentistry fields have have a raucous home: Their all in helping professions practice is located at 509 made great gains together. blended family has a total of like speech pathology and Olive Way, in Seattle. The As the product of ’70s-era five teenagers. He and one social work. one review a basic search orthodontia, I admittedly of his daughters are seri“We went from PTA to conjures up praises Isquith’s entered the Broadway office ous skiers, and the family Medicare,” he says with a gentle team and his lowof Dr. Bobby Cohanim, an hikes and enjoys boating. laugh. tech, quality-guaranteed orthodontist and owner of courTeSy BoBBy coHanim Isquith specializes in service. Smileworks, with some trep- D r . B o b b y C o h a n i m o f Cohanim has also been a supporter of the Jewish Fed“You won’t get DVD idation. But I was welcomed SmileWorks in Seattle. Daniela ciuFFa restorative dentistry and eration of Greater Seattle, players, cool technology, Louis Isquith at his son’s did all of his schooling at into an aura of Zen-like calm Jewish Family Service and Seattle Hebrew the UW. As an instructor, or a swank office. You will wedding in February. and relaxation, further enhanced by the Academy. he’s seen many of his stuget someone who will make top doc’s impending departure for a vacaCohanim gives a straightforward dents become his colleagues, including sure your teeth don’t fall out,” the reviewer tion in Israel later that day. answer as to why he loves his practice. one of our other featured dentists, Wendy writes. In a world of shoddy dental work So when I queried where that calm “I work with people who used to hate Spektor. (take it from me), that’s worth a lot. came from, Dr. Cohanim said quietly, “it’s smiling. Now they have a lot more confi“He is just a very kind and wonderIsquith has been in practice for 41 years a family trait. My grandfather was a calm dence,” he says. ful person,” Spektor says. She emphasizes come August, and he’s been teaching at man.” Aziz Cohanim, his grandfather, was a He finds his work with adults “rewardhis dedication, and marvels at his ability the University of Washington for as long. textile manufacturer in Shiraz, Iran, part of ing and challenging because of those chalto build a successful practice while raising His private practice consists of himself, an a long lineage of Persian Jews whose family lenges,” he says. “People come to me with such a large family. assistant, a receptionist, and a hygienist lived in Iran since biblical times. Cohanim gum, jaw problems, with missing teeth. “I was Jewish dust,” she says.Ad 7-2012 up in Shiraz, a city near Persepolis, left in the Transcript who’s been with him for 20 years. grew Sometimes I work with a surgeon on cases Isquith is a member of Temple De When asked what he likes most about 600 miles from Tehran. A city known for where there are orthodontia and jaw issues.” Hirsch Sinai, and he likes to reminisce his profession, Isquith answers squarely: its wine and poets, Cohanim’s family left Cohanim showed a handwritten thank about the old days, when all the syna“The people. “when the Shah fell” when he was a teenyou note from an adult patient who gogues were in the Central District. “Most jobs, it’s the same thing,” he says. ager. He has no family left in Shiraz. expressed her appreciation of the staff and Although now a grandfather of eight, In dentistry, he gets to enjoy new interacThe Cohanims eventually settled in doctor. Isquith does not allude to any plans to tions every day. (He also manages to get in a Seattle. Young Bobby graduated from “I like talking to patients; I’m a good retire. “We still have three more wedjoke about doctors who go into proctology.) the Northwest Yeshiva High School and listener. I tend to be calm,” he says. dings,” he says. Isquith knew he wanted to go into a has long been a member of Congregation He’s also a big proponent of orthodonEzra Bessaroth, one of the Sephardic synatic technology, some of which ties back gogues in Seward Park. to Israel: Or Yehuda-based Cadent man“The customs are very similar,” said ufactures a machine that produces accuCohanim of the cultural differences rate imaging. between his Persian upbringing and the “No more molds,” he says. Rhodes Sephardic roots of his synagogue. To keep current on changes in ortho“The food is different.” dontics, Cohanim also teaches and studies: Cohanim’s parents had plans for their son — they wanted him to be a CPA. He liked computer science, however, and X PaGE 13
Wendy Shultz Spektor, DDS
ealize your best smile.
Trust the dental artistry of Dr. Wendy Spektor for a smile that radiates youth, health and vitality. Call for your smile consultation today.
Women in Business since 1982
1545 116th Ave NE, Suite 100 Bellevue, WA 98004 • 425.454.1322 firstname.lastname@example.org www.spektordental.com
c o s m e t i c d e n t i s t ry f o r a h e a lt hy l i f e s t y l e
1 5 4 5 1 1 6 t h A v e . N E , S u i t e 1 0 0 • B e l l e v u e , WA 9 8 0 0 4 • 4 2 5 . 4 5 4 . 1 3 2 2 i n f o @s p e k t o r d e n t a l . c o m • w w w. s p e k t o r d e n t a l . c o m
friday, July 13, 2012 . www.JTnews.neT . JTnews
Wendy Shultz Spektor: Working with a smile
diaNa breMeNt JTnews columnist
A quick Google search reveals how well liked and admired Wendy Shultz Spektor, DDS, is among her patients. One even claims to return to Spektor Dental Center in Bellevue from the East Coast twice a year to see her. Having practiced in her hometown for over 30 years, Spektor says she has made an effort to create mutually caring relationships, and stresses that communication is an important part of her success. “You need to be able to tell patients what you’re doing, why you’re doing it,” she says. In her practice, which specializes in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, “I get to see the full circle of everything that’s happened,” she says. “We’ve had so many cool advancements…we can change people’s smiles, we can change their lives.” days or anything else”), and The alumna of Bellev“Michael watched me walkue’s Interlake High School ing down the aisle, talking and University of Texas at to everybody.” They now Austin says in her youth share a practice. she loved art and had “a lot Spektor says she’s seen of passion for people.” A a lot of changes since her budding entrepreneur, she days at the UW, when there made and sold jewelry startwere only 12 women in her ing at age 13, but her parents class. She started a womendiscouraged a career in art dentists support group and so she turned to dentistry, which “satisfied my artistic courTeSy Sara larSon DeSign attended groups that supinstincts.” Patients of Dr. Wendy Shultz ported women in business. She met her husband Spektor say she’s spectacular. It’s accepted now, but back then it was a little bit novel, Michael, a periodontist, she says. while in dental school at the University of Spektor’s involvement with a proWashington. Spektor was late to Kol Nidre fessional Jewish women’s group led her at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Confamily into the Jewish volunteer world. gregation after an anatomy exam (“dental Her husband is a past president of the school never cared about Jewish holiJewish Federation of Greater Seattle and both are members of the Alpha Omega Jewish dental fraternity. Spektor also hosted a fundraiser for Washington Women in Need, opening her office for free teeth whitening in exchange for donations to the organization. “I’ve tried to do community things from the beginning,” she says. “If you do it because you care, you’re rewarded in kind.” Spektor, who was recently voted best dentist by readers of 425 Magazine (and was voted best cosmetic dentist in 2011), says she tries to achieve a balance between her clinical work, volunteer work and, when her now-adult kids were home, being a parent. Family life was “very normal, because I have flexibility,” says the mom of two sons who took up golf so she could do something with them that didn’t involve talking. “I was fortunate in having a really supportive husband,” and she admits that she has had a fortunate life overall, for which she is grateful. “Gratitude makes it easier to take care of people,” she says.
W COHaNIM PaGE 13
He is an adjunct faculty member of the UW School of Dentistry and founded the First Hill Dental Study Club. He is also a member of the Puget Sound Orthodontic Study Club. Cohanim was also an early adopter of Invisalign mouth aligners with his patients, a series of invisible, removable aligners that help to straighten the teeth. Not surprisingly Dr. Cohanim is a true techie: He likes gadgets and does his own IT and networking in the office. “Everything is on computer,” he says. “I like the digital age.”
Personal care, medication reminders, house cleaning, errands, companionship and more. Phone: 206.851.5277 www.HyattHomeCare.com References available
Live In and Hourly Care for Adults
Life is yours to explore at Horizon House.
Celebrate your individuality at this progressive Continuing Care Retirement Community in the heart of downtown Seattle. Learn more at HorizonHouse.org.
Free In-Home Consultation Call www.VisitingAngels.com/Kirkland
Serving the Eastside and North Seattle Communities
900 University Street, Seattle, WA 98101 | 206-382-3100
hh005863 LiveIndependentlyAd_M.indd 1 12/23/10 10:46:39 AM
WA License IS 022
Each Visiting Angels agency is independently owned and operated.
JTnews . www.JTnews.neT . friday, July 13, 2012
Paul amato: awarded for hard work and good work
diaNa breMeNt JTnews columnist
It’s pretty clear from the “short” version of Paul Amato’s CV — all two and a half pages of it — that he continues to work hard at learning and practicing dentistry long after graduating from the University of Washington’s School of Dentistry in 2003. That résumé includes a page-long list of continuing dental education in a variety of techniques. Amato, who practices on Seattle’s First Hill at LeCuyer & Amato Dentistry, was presented with the Academy of General Dentistry’s 2012 fellowship award during the organization’s annual meeting last month. The award is “presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining current in their profession,” says a press release that notes Amato’s 500 hours of continuing education. “I had to study and pass a 400-question exam that covers all facets of dentistry,”
Fall In Love All Over Again!
What’s To Love About The Summit: The Place
n n n n
courTeSy Paul amaTo
Dr. Paul amato, who this year received a fellowship award from the academy of General Dentistry.
Attention to every detail of your home environment Culture at your doorstep: minutes to all venues University-modeled educational programs Unparalleled location for shopping, health care and other essentials Choices for floor plans and personalized services Delicious gourmet Kosher cuisine A warm, active and inclusive community of peers Concierge services and 24 hour building security On-site highly trained, multi-professional staff Families always welcome
n n n n
Financial simplicity of rental-only; no down-payments, no “buy-in’s” Priority access to nationally renowned rehabilitation, Hospice and long term care at the Caroline Kline Galland Home The one and only Jewish retirement community in Washington State A place to thrive in the later years Enjoy a complimentary meal & tour
Live a Life You Can Love In the Later Years
Inquiries: Trudi Arshon 206-652-4444
The SummiT AT FirST hiLL 1200 university Street, Seattle, WA 98101 n 206-652-4444 Retirement Living At Its Best
AROUND HERE, WE HANDLE ALL THE H E AV Y LI F T I N G . E XCEP T, OF COURSE, THE STUFF YOU CHOOSE TO DO.
At The Bellettini you choose the retirement that ﬁts your lifestyle. From the ﬂoor plan of your well-appointed apartment, to a variety of activities (wellness, ﬁtness, dining, travel and social stuff). Do as much as you like. Or as little as you prefer. Because to some, blazing their own retirement might mean pumping iron, while for others, it might mean not lifting a ﬁnger.
1115 - 108th Avenue NE • Bellevue, WA 98004 • 425-450-0800 • www.thebellettini.com
Amato adds. He’s also been named one of Seattle’s best dentists by Seattle Metropolitan magazine for the past three years. In addition to his busy practice, Amato is in his second year as president of the Seattle chapter of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity (AO), and “before that I was secretary for a couple of years.” The group meets about six times per academic year, often to hear from people who are doing something interesting in the Jewish community, but “tzedakah is really [our] reason for being,” he explains. Chapter fundraisers have benefited the Kline Galland Home, Jewish Family Service, and some Israeli organizations and dental schools. Some AO members, Amato included, also serve the community with pro-bono treatment for low-income clients of JFS. Originally from Huntington Station, N.Y., Amato went to The College of Wooster and then entered Washington State University to get a doctorate in chemistry. “Two years into my Ph.D. I changed my mind,” he says. “I decided I wanted to do something different.” A friend in graduate school “talked my ear off about dental school” and after “some soul searching…it sounded like something I’d like to do.” Amato finds dentistry “an amalgamation of a lot of different skills and fields” (the pun was definitely not intended). “You have the artistic aspect to make things look really nice; you have the functional part… [to take] something that’s broken and fix it, and the biology aspect.” Of course he uses his chemistry knowledge in applied dental materials. “I am fortunate,” he says. “I made the leap of faith and it has turned out to be an amazing career that I really enjoy.” A Seattle resident for 12 years, he says the reason he stayed “is because my wife Rebecca [Piha] is from here and Seattle is one of the epicenters of dentistry in the world.” When the couple met, he was in dental school and she was preparing to go. They married in 2006 and she graduated in 2009 and practices in Tacoma. Amato enjoys gardening, playing soccer and reading in his spare time. The couple is active in animal rescue and in 11 years, “we’ve probably rescued over 1,000 cats and dogs,” which they rehabilitate and tame in their home.
friday, July 13, 2012 . www.JTnews.neT . JTnews
Diamond still a believer at 71
MarviN GlassMaN Special to JTnews
At 71, singer/songwriter Neil Diamond could easily settle into retirement, looking back on his nearly 50-year recording career, 125 million records sold and 39 top-40 hit songs. But Diamond is not ready to get out of the limelight yet. He is currently on a 31-city North American concert tour that includes a stop in Seattle on July 23 at Key Arena. Diamond has much to beam about, especially events in his life over the last two years. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011 and ended that year as a Kennedy Center honoree for lifetime achievement in the performing arts. On April 21, Diamond married his 41-year-old manager Katie McNeil. “I feel so fortunate to make my dream a lifetime’s work,” said Diamond in a phone interview from his home in Los Angeles. “Having Katie with me, being honored over the past two years, I am as excited about singing and songwriting now as I ever was. I feel that I have been rejuvenated. I’m looking forward to another 20 years of singing and songwriting.” Diamond seems to be humble enough to avoid the excesses of stardom. Diamond’s last two CDs, “Twelve Songs” (2005) and “Home Before Dark” (2008), gave Diamond the status of being the oldest artist to reach number one on the Billboard music charts. Opening his tour in Fort Lauderdale on June 1, Diamond sang 29 songs in a two-hour concert without an opening act or intermission. Dressed all in black, Diamond performed his most beloved songs from the past five decades, ranging from his first hit “Cherry, Cherry” (1966) to “Hell Yeah” (2005) with his 14-piece band. Most memorable for Diamond fans were his signature tunes “America,” “I Am I Said,” “I’m A Believer” and “Sweet Caroline,” which fans sang along to. “I am grateful that, after all these years, people resonate with my songs. I try to be honest and truthful in everything I do, just the same when I was struggling in the 1960s. But for me, it is not the fame or money that moves me — it is the challenge of expressing myself in new songs.” Diamond recreated, to a degree, his Jewish upbringing when he starred in the film “The Jazz Singer”(1980), a remake of the tale of a cantor who found fame as a pop singer. “Even though my anDreaS Terlaz parents wanted me Even at 71, Neil Diamond still knows how to wow a crowd. to become a doctor do my part to keep it alive,” Diamond said. and not a cantor, the film is a tribute to Born in Brooklyn in 1941 to Akeeba and my Jewish heritage. I worked very hard to Rose Diamond, young Neil knew he wanted retell this classic story of a Jewish cantor a career in music, but to satisfy his father’s who left his expected place in society for a wishes for a stable career, he enrolled as a world in show business. I loved the retellpre-med student at New York University ing of the Jewish experience. So much of and was awarded a fencing scholarship. the story reminds me of my grandparents After taking his first job as a songwriter and their kind of life. They were immifor $50 a week in 1961, Diamond has been grants to America and taught Yiddish to me as a child,” he said. “I wanted Yiddish in this movie. In fact, I tried to convince the director at one point to have the whole opening in Yiddish with subtitles as they did in ‘The Godfather.’ Yiddish is a beautiful language and I wanted to
If you go:
neil Diamond performs in concert July 23 at 8 p.m. at Key Arena, 401 First Ave. n, seattle. For tickets, call 206-684-7200 or visit www.keyarena.com.
hooked on a music career ever since. His first marriage to Jewish schoolteacher Jaye Posner, in 1963, with whom he had two daughters, lasted for six years. Diamond married Marcia Murphy in 1969 and had two sons with her before divorcing in 1994. Diamond has performed for Chabad, singing “America” at the 2002 “L’Chaim To Life Telethon” and donated funds to Hebrew University of Jerusalem at a 2003 dinner in honor of Barbra Streisand (with whom he sang a duet in “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”). Although Diamond has some disdain for organized religion, he wants to embrace Jewishness and raises funds for organizations he personally admires. “I am Jewish. I believe in God, love the traditions I learned growing up, and tend to be very spiritual, so I want to pass on to my four grandchildren all I know about their heritage.” Following the end of the concert tour in September, Diamond will be going on a six-month honeymoon to New York, Israel and Italy, among other stops. “I want Katie to know everything about me and my past. Aside from my natural ties to New York City and Israel, my mother has relatives in Italy, so we look forward to a wonderful journey together.”
Isn’t it time to upgrade your hearing too?
Memorial Park and Funeral Home
“A fitting farewell”
EVERGREEN SPEECH & HEARING CLINIC, INC.
Managing your hearing, speech, and balance needs since 1979 Three convenient Eastside locations
Better Hearing...Better Life!
Call for a hearing consultation with one of our Doctors of Audiology today!
Susan Broder Licensed Funeral Director Soren J. Hughes, MBA Community Service Counselor
Bellevue 425.454.1883 Kirkland 425.899.5050 Redmond 425.882.4347
1215 145th Place SE, Bellevue, WA 98007 425.746.1400 www.sunsethillsfuneralhome.com
Visit us online at www.everhear.com
JTnews . www.JTnews.neT . friday, July 13, 2012
Friday, July 13–sunday July 29, showtimes vary “The sound of Music” Theatre Youth Theatre Northwest brings life to one of the most beloved Rogers and Hammerstein classics, the story of the curious, boisterous young nun, Maria, the stern Captain von Trapp and his seven motherless children during wartime Austria. Filled with songs iconic to the American cultural landscape, “The Sound of Music” will be performed by talented local children and teens. Performances are on the Youth Theatre NW’s Mainstage Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. and weekday matinees Tuesday– Thursday at 2 p.m. At The Youth Theatre NW, 8805 SE 40th St., Mercer Island. Tickets $13–17. Call 206-232-4145, ext. 109, or visit www.youththeatre.org.
Friday, July 20–sunday, August 26, showtimes vary The Pinter Festival Theatre Comprised of an 11-person cast, the ACT Theatre Mainstage and Central Heating Lab present four Harold Pinter classic plays in repertory: “The Dumb Waiter,” “Celebration,” “Old Times” and “No Man’s Land.” Also featured are rare Pinter sketches, free film screenings, master classes and other festivities. Famous for his biting humor and a favorite of professionals, scholars, and people who like their humor on the darker side, ACT looks to introduce Seattle to many of Nobel Prize laureate Pinter’s lesser-known and rarely produced works. At the ACT Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Ticket costs vary depending upon event. Visit www.acttheatre.org/Tickets/OnStage/ThePinterFestival2012 for ticket information.
sunday, July 15 at 4 p.m. “Two Among the Righteous Few.” Reading/signing Author Marty Brounstein presents a remarkable true story of interfaith compassion, courage, and rescue involving a Christian couple who saved the lives of at least two dozen Jews during World War II and the Holocaust. The event is free and open to the public. Brounstein’s book will be available for purchase. At the Stroum Jewish Community Center’s Kesher Community Garden, weather permitting, 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island. For more information, contact Kim Lawson at 206-232-7115, ext. 267 or email@example.com.
Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m. Anne Mendel’s “Etiquette for an Apocalypse” Reading/signing Jewish American Princess, meet the four horsemen. It’s 2023, the apocalypse just hit, and Sophie Cohen must keep her family alive through the predictable apocalyptic obstacles of starvation, earthquakes and plagues. If that weren’t enough, Sophie — deprived of her Prius and iPhone — has to hunt down a serial killer, diffuse the emergent power structure, and turn a pizza box into a solar oven. Hilarity ensues. At Third Place Books, 7171 Bothell Way, NE, Lake Forest Park.
Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue is proud and excited to announce hool in our new home! the opening of our new sc
New classes forming in the Fall at the SJCC.
Located at 1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle
(Seattle First Baptist Church)
B’yachad (which means Together) is a unique Jewish educational experience for your family, based on the spirituality of Jewish values taught as building blocks for a life of growth and compassion. Shabbat morning classes are an integrated family experience, alive in both the classroom and at home. Our experienced teachers believe that learning should be active, relevant and fun! Classes will begin October 13th, 2012 and will continue through the school year. Registration Now Open! More information at www.betalef.org or email: Elizabeth@betalef.org With support from the Jewish Federation and our generous sponsors: Miriam & Elie Levy & the Jamiyya Laner Memorial Fund.
friday, July 13, 2012 . www.JTnews.neT . JTnews
Israel’s Olympians heading to London thinking medals, remembering slain countrymen
beN sales JTa World news Service
TEL AVIV (JTA) — Israelis and their Summer Olympics athletes are eyeing the upcoming London Games with excitement and disappointment. The athletes are hoping that for the sixth straight summer Games, at least one of them will come home with a medal. Yet they are well aware that the International Olympics Committee has again spurned the campaign to have a moment of silence for their counterparts slain 40 years ago at the Munich Games. The London Games, which begin July 27, will have 38 Israeli Olympians participating in 18 events. Their top medal hopefuls are in judo, sailing and gymnastics. This year’s delegation features two bronze medalists — windsurfer Shahar Tzuberi, from Beijing in 2008, and judoka Ariel Ze’evi, from Athens in 2004. “I’m very calm, but there’s still time” before the Olympics, said Ze’evi, who at 35 is the team’s oldest member. “We don’t prepare for failure.” The Israeli squad, which is scheduled to arrive at the Olympics complex on July 10, also is preparing for some somber moments in London. Team members will be participating in a public memorial ceremony on Aug. 6 for the 11 Israelis killed at the 1972 Munich Olympics. The IOC has resisted calls for a minute of silence for the victims despite an online petition with nearly 90,000 signatures and the urging of the U.S. Senate, as well as Australian, Canadian, British and German lawmakers. Israeli delegation head Efraim Zinger said the IOC is “obligated” to remember the Munich 11 as “athletes and Olympians.” Other than the day after the murders, the IOC has never held a formal moment of silence for the slain Israelis. IOC officials have participated in Jewish community events surrounding various Olympic Games since the tragedy. The London Games also mark the 60th year since Israel’s first Olympic appearance, in Helsinki, Finland. It took another 40 years for an Israeli to win a medal, but since 1992 the delegation has taken home at least one medal, including three each in judo and windsurfing, and one in kayaking. This year, the team hopes to add a fourth sport to the list. Zinger also would like to see an Israeli woman stand on the podium for the first time since the country’s first-ever medal in ’92, when judoka Yael Arad took the silver. Nearly half of this year’s delegation is female. “Because of the work we did in the past few years, all of our athletes are better,” Zinger said, noting particularly the gymnastics team as a potential medal winner. He said he was hopeful for at least one more medal in judo or sailing. Leading the gymnastics efforts will be all-around gymnast Alex Shatilov, who finished eighth in the last Olympics in the floor exercise and won the silver at the 2011 world championships. Also last year, the six-member women’s rhythmic gymnastics team took bronze in the world championships. All of the rhythmic team’s members are under 22. Another hope for Israel’s first female medalist in 20 years comes in what may be Israel’s best Olympic sport — judo. Alice Schlesinger, 24, did not medal in Beijing but has since won three bronzes — in the 2009 world championships, and in the 2009 and 2012 European championships. Schlesinger says she hopes to “go home in peace” from London. “Like everyone
X PaGE 18
meet the advertisers
BuTLER SEATTLE Butler’s reputation of offering superior services for grand openings, weddings, Bat and Bar Mitzvahs and countless other events is just one of the reasons why they have been voted Seattle’s Best Valet since 2003 and have such a long-standing client base. Today, Butler Valet has grown into Butler Seattle to encompass their many divisions: Butler Valet, Butler Transportation, Butler NW Tours and Butler Wine Tours. Despite the name change, Butler maintains dedicated to refining quality, expanding their capabilities, increasing efficiency, and elevating the superior level of customer service they now provide. Call 206-233-9233 or visit www.butlerseattle.com.
Laser Treatment Center
Peter Cooperrider, M.D. M. Sean Strother, M.D.
Innovation • Experience • Most Cost Effective
Now featuring DOT/CO2 skin resurfacing and Coolsculpting for body slimming
Dr. Peter Cooperrider and Dr. Sean Strother combine experience, medical expertise and care to provide the most current dermatology services. Among the first in the NW to provide laser skin treatments, Botox, fillers and Coolsculpting! Free Consultations Available Call or email today to set up your appointment. 425-296-0270 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JTnews . www.JTnews.neT . friday, July 13, 2012
W RaBBI Lau PaGE 8
at Buchenwald after liberation at the same time a local woman, Margaret Hollinger, was deployed there as an army nurse. Simon coordinated a visit between Lau and Hollinger, now 102 and living at the Caroline Kline Galland Home (see sidebar). Additionally, she arranged for him to visit the center, where he met local Holocaust survivors Henry Friedman, Magda Schaloum, and Klaus and Paula Stern. Anna Marie Lawrence, daughter of former U.S. Sen. Henry M. Jackson, co-sponsor of the Jackson-Vanik amendment, which restricted trade with non-market economies such as the former Soviet Union, presented Lau with a medal to honor his work in bringing Soviet Jews to Israel. Lau also met Leo Hymas, a member of General Patton’s army. Hymas was among the first Americans to enter Buchenwald (see sidebar). “It was nice for us to be involved with the greater community, which we don’t always have the opportunity to do,” Simon said. Most of the Holocaust Center’s work takes place in schools statewide. At his talks, Lau shared anecdotes from his childhood and rabbinic career, drawing on moments when things came full circle. On one of his hospital visits to a young terror victim — as chief rabbi during the first intifada, he visited each of them — he told her father to one day invite
him to her wedding. Seven years later, he officiated. He also recounted his visit from former basketball star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, whose father’s friend was a Buchenwald liberator. The soldier lifted up a little boy to rebuke the townspeople, who were invited to see what the Nazis were doing in their backyard. Abdul-Jabbar and his father followed the life of that little boy, who grew up to be the chief rabbi of Israel. Many years later, when Abdul-Jabbar visited Lau at his office, Rabbi Lau remembers looking up at him, and asking him to “please, sit down.” After the congenial visit, Rabbi Lau received a warning from the Ku Klux Klan never to visit America. “Blacks are not fighters,” he said they told him. “They were meant to be slaves.” Lau’s disgust for hatred and desire for reconciliation led to a number of exceptional meetings, including with Pope John Paul II, and an appearance on a Muslim talk show. Meyers, who said he does not get emotional easily, said he was moved by rabbi’s visit. “It was overwhelming, the whole thing,” he said. The takeaway, for him, was the motivation to use the resources at the Jewish world’s disposal to work toward building a stronger community. “He took us out of Yad Vashem,” said Meyers, “to a balcony overlooking Yerushalayim.”
W HOLLINGER PaGE 9
his brother’s near-death experience with typhus. He would visit his brother through a hospital window every day. According to Lau, 60 percent of Buchenwald’s survivors died after liberation, many to the rampant disease. Today, the 102-year-old Hollinger lives at the Caroline Kline Galland Home in Seattle. Though wheelchair-bound and hooked to oxygen, Hollinger’s memory still serves her well. On June 22, she and Rabbi Lau met while with a small group of residents and together flipped through the album. Hollinger and her fellow nurses were barred from entering the camp, but she sent her camera in with a soldier. She said she could have been arrested, since taking pictures was not allowed. “These are dead bodies,” she said, running her finger over a pile of skeletal corpses, their eyes still open. “How can they deny the Holocaust?” the rabbi cried while speaking to residents at the Kline Galland. “Send the president of Iran [here].” “We don’t want him!” responded
nearly everyone in the room. “When people with numbers on their arms are still alive!” Lau continued. “Almost on every bus in Tel Aviv you see numbers,” when survivors reach up to hold onto a bar, he said. As for her reaction to encountering the conditions of the camp, “I don’t think we had time to think,” Hollinger said. Acting fast seems to be a theme of Hollinger’s life. When she escaped to Bismarck, she “had to do what had to be done,” she said. When she volunteered to help a wounded soldier during the war, she ended up trapped behind enemy lines. Was she afraid? “We didn’t have time to be afraid,” she answered. As Rabbi Lau prepared to leave, Josh Gortler, chair of the Kline Galland Foundation and also a Holocaust survivor, thanked Hollinger. “Margaret, you have helped so many Jewish survivors,” he said. “You are an honorary Jew.” “It took you to 102, Margaret, but you made it,” said Conrard.
— Emily K. Alhadeff
W OLyMPIaNS PaGE 17
Comprehensive services to meet the needs of children and adults with ADHD and/or learning disabilities. • Evaluation • Specialized tutoring • Counseling • Behavior management • Coaching Insurance accepted: Premera, Regence, Healthwise Markus Lefkovits, M.S., LMHC Educational Consultant/Licensed Mental Health Counselor 3805 108th Ave. NE, Suite 222, Bellevue, WA 98004 425-307-1124 www.shineyourstrengths.com
else I want a medal, but I want to enjoy it,” she said. Typically, the Israeli team has a strong international flavor. Several of the athletes were born in the Soviet Union, and two were born and raised in the United States — pole vaulter Jillian Schwartz and 400meter sprinter Donald Sanford. Schwartz connected with Israel after competing
there in 2009, while Sanford, who is not Jewish, married an Israeli and lives part of the year on her family’s kibbutz. Both are now Israeli citizens. For his part, Sanford seems to have settled in well with his new Israeli family. “Her ima, her abba and her savta live 400 meters from where we live,” said Sanford, using the Hebrew words for his wife’s mother, father and grandmother. “We see them every day.”
Drive a new BMW today
Interest-free lending with dignity.
206-722-1936 www.hfla-seattle.com n email@example.com
Eric ApplE 425-358-0634 BMW of Bellevue
13617 Northup Way NE, Bellevue 98005 Applee@autonation.com
Russ Katz, Realtor
Dennis B. Goldstein & Associates
Certified Public Accountants Personalized Consulting & Planning for Individuals & Small Business Tax Preparation
Windermere Real Estate/Wall St. Inc. 206-284-7327 (Direct) www.russellkatz.com
JDS Grad & Past Board of Trustees Member Mercer Island High School Grad University of Washington Grad
12715 Bel-Red Road • Suite 120 • Bellevue, WA 98005 Phone: 425-455-0430 • Fax: 425-455-0459 firstname.lastname@example.org
friday, July 13, 2012 . www.JTnews.neT . JTnews
W HyMaS PaGE 9
When his turn came to speak with the rabbi, Hymas had one question: “Can you forgive us for not coming sooner?” “It’s not your fault,” Rabbi Lau responded. Hymas says that telling his story with the Holocaust Center for the past 16 years has been a healing process. “Each [talk] helps me overcome the terrible, terrible memories that I have,” he says. The remaining SS guards at Buchenwald were ordered to kill the prisoners, destroy the records and burn the camp down. A large company of Americans came to the aid of Hymas and his com-
rades, because, he said, “we had to knock off a few guards.” Generals Patton and Eisenhower arrived with their staffs, and Eisenhower ordered the media to take pictures. “Someday there will be people who will say this didn’t happen,” Hymas remembers him saying. The American troops gathered civilians living in nearby Weimar and brought them to the camp. “They claimed they didn’t know anything about it,” he said. The soldiers made them each carry a body over their shoulder to a mass grave. After liberating Buchenwald, Hymas helped liberate Prague, where he caught
a roomful of Nazi soldiers and Gestapo changing out of their uniforms into civilian clothes. “We caught them right in the very act,” said Hymas. In the process, he found an American pistol tucked inside a German’s coat pocket. “I pushed my pistol up his nose, and I came this close to pulling the trigger,” he said. But Hymas, who is Mormon, remembered God, and instead stripped the soldier of his medals and took him to a prisoner-of-war camp. Hymas was shipped out to Japan after his European tour, but the atomic bombs blew up over Nagasaki and Hiroshima
Kehilla | Our Community
Jew-ish is new-ish
Led by intrepid managing editor Emily Alhadeff and inspired by a passion for all things, you know, jew-ish Seattle (Of the moment. Braided through with ineffable context.), we offer a new look and an endlessly new story to tell. Posterchild Around town doing something remarkable, fun, or Jewy with Jews? Click it and submit your pic to email@example.com. Bloggish Blogosity We’re talking to you. Talk back.
Gary S. Cohn, Regional Director Jack J. Kadesh, Regional Director Emeritus
415-398-7117 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ats.org American Technion North Pacific Region on Facebook @gary4technion on Twitter
while he was on the way. Back in America, the Utah native married his high school sweetheart, Amy, and did some police work for the military before being honorably discharged at the age of 20. Later he moved to the Seattle area to work for Boeing. “I’m grateful I survived,” he said. “I’m pleased I had the opportunity to save so many people. I look back on it as a learning experience, for me to learn to love my God and his children, who are my brothers and sisters.” Hymas is proud to have brought freedom to the survivors of Buchenwald, and Rabbi Lau, who was barely 8 years old at the time. The German plan to extinguish the Jewish people is “the most evil, the most wicked thing I’ve ever heard about,” said Hymas. “I’m so grateful I had one little part in bringing it to an end.”
— Emily K. Alhadeff
The Anti-Defamation League is a leader in fighting prejudice and protecting civil rights for all. Contact us to connect your passion for social justice with your Jewish roots! Email: email@example.com Phone: (206) 448-5349 Website: www.adl.org/pacific-northwest
Where Judaism and Joy are One
Yossi Mentz, Regional Director 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 650 Los Angeles, CA • Tel: 323-655-4655 Toll Free: 800-323-2371 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saving Lives in Israel
Discover, Experience, Embrace ISRAEL…the journey of a lifetime
Kol Haneshamah is an intimate congregation, open to people of different backgrounds and traditions. We meet twice a month at Alki UCC in West Seattle. 6115 SW Hinds St., Seattle 98116 E-mail: email@example.com Telephone: 206-935-1590 www.khnseattle.org
go to www.jtnews.net and scroll down to the Readers’s Corner to download a copy of the latest edition of jew-ish magazine.
Judy Cohen, Director of Admissions firstname.lastname@example.org 206-829-9853 www.amhsi.org
AlexAnder Muss HigH scHool in isrAel
Visit jew-ish.com for event listings, blogs, columns by our growing team of columnists, and stories by and for Jewish Seattleites that you won’t get anywhere else.
Social Meds Follow us on Facebook /jewishdotcom and on Twitter @jewishdotcom.
Find out how you can be part of Kehilla
Call Lynn at 206-774-2264 or E-mail her at LynnF@jtnews.net Call Cameron at 206-774-2292 or E-mail her at CameronL@jtnews.net
Temple De Hirsch Sinai is the leading and oldest Reform congregation in the Paciﬁc Northwest. With warmth and caring, we embrace all who 206.323.8486 enter through our doors. www.tdhs-nw.org We invite you to share our past, and help 1511 East Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122 shape our future. 3850 156th Ave. SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
The premiere Reform Jewish camping experience in the Pacific Northwest! Join us for an exciting, immersive, and memorable summer of a lifetime! 425-284-4484 www.kalsman.urjcamps.org
Northwest’s College Preparatory Jewish High School
Come With Us to Israel! October 15-18, 2012
Book before Dec. 31st for the best rate.
Visit us at www.nyhs.net (206) 232-5272
PNW Region & Seattle Chapter Hadassah 425.467.9099 email@example.com
JTnews . www.JTnews.neT . friday, July 13, 2012
W FRuCHTER PaGE 6
did extremely well in not only guiding us through that very difficult period, but also in instigating the numerous new programs and initiatives to the community, [and] kept us on a reasonably good financial basis in terms of getting through the diffi-
cult fundraising period.” Current board chair Bensussen said now is the time for the Federation to move forward. “We’re just going to keep the momentum going,” she said. “We’re moving ahead and fine-tuning the new model [and] moving the campaign.”
W M.O.T. PaGE 10
A resident of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, Alec, 16, is the son of Keith and Linda Goldfarb and will be a senior in high school. He plays jazz, and a little Motown and R&B with his group, The Alec Goldfarb Trio.
Great-grandpa Sam may be best known as the composer of “The Dreidel Song,” (you know, “I have a little dreidel, I made it out of clay”) and many other liturgical pieces still used in synagogues today, some of which were composed and arranged in partnership with his brother, Israel.
PLACe your ServICe onLIne See your ServICe In PrInT
HomeCare Associates A program of Jewish Family Service 206-861-3193 www.homecareassoc.org Provides personal care, assistance with daily activities, medication reminders, light housekeeping, meal preparation and companionship to older adults living at home or in assisted-living facilities.
to jewish washington
Congregation Beth Shalom Cemetery 206-524-0075 ✉☎ firstname.lastname@example.org This beautiful new cemetery is available to the Jewish community and is located just north of Seattle.
Dani Weiss Photography 206-760-3336 www.daniweissphotography.com Photographer Specializing in People. Children, B’nai Mitzvahs, Families, Parties, Promotions & Weddings.
College Placement Consultants 425-453-1730 ✉☎ email@example.com www.collegeplacementconsultants.com Pauline B. Reiter, Ph.D. Expert help with undergraduate and graduate college selection, applications and essays. 40 Lake Bellevue, #100, Bellevue 98005
Toni Calvo Waldbaum, DDS Richard Calvo, DDS 206-246-1424 ✉☎ firstname.lastname@example.org Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry Designing beautiful smiles by Calvo 207 SW 156th St., #4, Seattle
Linda Jacobs & Associates College Placement Services 206-323-8902 ✉☎ email@example.com Successfully matching student and school. Seattle.
B. Robert Cohanim, DDS, MS Orthodontics for Adults and Children 206-322-7223 www.smile-works.com Invisalign Premier Provider. On First Hill across from Swedish Hospital.
Hills of Eternity Cemetery Owned and operated by Temple De Hirsch Sinai 206-323-8486 Serving the greater Seattle Jewish community. Jewish cemetery open to all pre-need and at-need services. Affordable rates • Planning assistance. Queen Anne, Seattle
Brittany Kohl 360-509-7509 ✉☎ firstname.lastname@example.org www.bkohlstudio.com Mercer Island private piano lessons. Accompanying and performance. All ages, all stages. Levels from beginner to advanced. To schedule an interview and lesson, phone, e-mail or visit website.
Albert Israel, CFP College aid consultant 206-346-3327 ✉☎ email@example.com Learn the methods to increase financial aid.
Madison Park Cafe Catering Karen Binder (formerly of Madison Park Cafe) 206-324-4411 ✉☎ firstname.lastname@example.org Over 32 years of full service professional catering for all life passages: Bar/Bat Mitzvah, wedding, rehearsal dinner & any other simcha • Retail wine offered at discounted price: “Binder’s Bottles” • Approved caterer of Hillel
Warren J. Libman, D.D.S., M.S.D. 425-453-1308 www.libmandds.com Certified Specialist in Prosthodontics: • Restorative • Reconstructive • Cosmetic Dentistry 14595 Bel Red Rd. #100, Bellevue
Kline Galland Hospice 206-805-1930 ✉☎ email@example.com www.klinegallandhospice.org Available 24 hours/7 days a week. Hospice services are tailored to the patient’s place of residence, including the following: patient’s home, assisted living facility, independent living community, skilled nursing facility, in-patient accute care facility.
Connecting Professionals with our Jewish Community
Arnold S. Reich, D.M.D. 425-228-6444 www.drareich.com Just off 405 in N. Renton • Gentle Care • Family • Preventive • Cosmetic Dentistry
Hyatt Home Care Services Live-in and Hourly Care 206-851-5277 www.hyatthomecare.com Providing adults with personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, errands, household chores, pet care and companionship.
Betsy Rubin, M.S.W., L.C.S.W. Individual and couple counseling 206-362-0502 firstname.lastname@example.org I have more than 30 years exerience helping people deal with getting past the parts of their lives that leave them feeling stuck or unhappy. My practice relies on collaboration, which means that together we will create a safe place in which we can explore growth together. I believe that this work is a journey and that I am privileged to be your guide and your witness as you move to make the changes that you wish for.
Matzoh Momma Catering Catering with a personal touch 206-324-MAMA Serving the community for over 25 years. Full service catering and event planning for all your Life Cycle events. Miriam and Pip Meyerson
Michael Spektor, D.D.S. 425-643-3746 ✉☎ email@example.com www.spektordental.com Specializing in periodontics, dental implants, and cosmetic gum therapy. Bellevue
Eastside Insurance Services Chuck Rubin and Matt Rubin 425-271-3101 F 425-277-3711 4508 NE 4th, Suite #B, Renton Tom Brody, agent 425-646-3932 F 425-646-8750 www.e-z-insurance.com 2227 112th Ave. NE, Bellevue We represent Pemco, Safeco, Hartford & Progressive
Certified Public Accountants
Dennis B. Goldstein & Assoc., CPAs, PS Tax Preparation & Consulting 425-455-0430 F 425-455-0459 ✉☎ firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy Shultz Spektor, D.D.S. 425-454-1322 ✉☎ email@example.com www.spektordental.com Emphasis: Cosmetic and Preventive Dentistry • Convenient location in Bellevue
Hamrick Investment Counsel, LLC Roy A. Hamrick, CFA 206-441-9911 ✉☎ firstname.lastname@example.org www.hamrickinvestment.com Professional portfolio management services for individuals, foundations and nonprofit organizations.
Newman Dierst Hales, PLLC Nolan A. Newman, CPA 206-284-1383 ✉☎ email@example.com www.ndhaccountants.com Tax • Accounting • Healthcare Consulting
Jewish Family Service Individual, couple, child and family therapy 206-861-3152 ✉☎ firstname.lastname@example.org www.jfsseattle.org Expertise with life transitions, addiction and recovery, relationships and personal challenges —all in a cultural context. Licensed therapists; flexible day or evening appointments; sliding fee scale; most insurance plans.
Solomon M. Karmel, Ph.D First Allied Securities 425-454-2285 x 1080 www.hedgingstrategist.com Retirement, stocks, bonds, college, annuities, business 401Ks.
United Insurance Brokers, Inc. Linda Kosin ✉☎ email@example.com Trisha Cacabelos ✉☎ firstname.lastname@example.org 425-454-9373 F 425-453-5313 Your insurance source since 1968 Employee benefits Commercial business and Personal insurance 50 116th Ave SE #201, Bellevue 98004
Jewish Family Service 206-461-3240 www.jfsseattle.org Comprehensive geriatric care management and support services for seniors and their families. Expertise with in-home assessments, residential placement, family dynamics and on-going case management. Jewish knowledge and sensitivity.
The Summit at First Hill 206-652-4444 www.klinegallandcenter.org The only Jewish retirement community in the state of Washington offers transition assessment and planning for individuals looking to downsize or be part of an active community of peers. Multi-disciplinary professionals with depth of experience available for consultation.
friday, July 13, 2012 . www.JTnews.neT . JTnews
For a complete listing of events, or to add your event to the JTNews calendar, visit www.jtnews.net. Calendar events must be submitted no later than 10 days before publication.
Please join us!
click here to submit an event
email@example.com Topic: “Capital Punishment: A Jewish Perspective.” Open to the community. Light refreshments served. Free. At BCMH, 5145 S Morgan St., Seattle. 7 p.m. — Shabbat in the Park
Aaron at firstname.lastname@example.org Join the TDHS Tribe (20-30–somethings) for fourth Friday Shabbat in the park. Have a cocktail before services and bring a chair or blanket for a picnic-style dinner afterwards. At Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. SE, Mercer Island.
candlelighting times July 13 ............................ 8:46 p.m. July 20 ............................ 8:40 p.m. July 27 ............................ 8:32 p.m. august 3 ......................... 8:22 p.m. suNday
email@example.com Topic: “The Jewish Lens on Autopsy.” Open to the community. Light refreshments served. Free. At Bikur Cholim Machzikay Hadath, 5145 S Morgan St., Seattle.
1 p.m. — WSJHS Presents: a Day at the races
Lori Ceyhun at firstname.lastname@example.org Pick the ponies, receive a handicapping lesson, and have a picture taken with the winning horse in the WSJHS-named race. $50. Food and drink not included. At Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Dr., Auburn. 1–3 p.m. — Perspectives: How Faith-Based and Secular groups Partner for global Health
www.wghalliance.org Faith-based and secular organizations work to provide access to better health for people around the world, but it’s not easy. Three panels with senior executives from the Gates Foundation, World Vision U.S., UNICEF and Islamic Relief USA will discuss realities and challenges. Free. At McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, 321 Mercer St., Seattle.
7–9:30 p.m. — lunar latte: a Jewish Women’s rosh chodesh gathering
Mrs. Giti Fredman at email@example.com or 206-852-6418 or seattlekollel.org Make and braid challah, taste artisan breads and other treats, and leave with a braided challah ready to bake at home. Discussion will cover women’s mitzvot: Challah, Shabbat candles and family purity. Free. At a private home, Seattle. RSVP for location. 7:30–9 p.m. — reinventing Sephardic Seattle with rabbi marc angel
Susan Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-722-5500 or ezrabessaroth.net Rabbi Marc Angel returns to Seattle for an engaging look at the past, present and future of Seattle Sephardic Jewry. Free. At Congregation Ezra Bessaroth, 5217 S Brandon St., Seattle.
10–11:30 a.m. — Playschool Playdate at ravenna Park
SJCS at email@example.com or 206-522-5212 Drop-by play dates at area parks throughout the summer, with Seattle Jewish Community School and Seattle Jewish Cooperative Playschool. Free. At Ravenna Park, 5520 Ravenna Ave. NE, Seattle. 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. — research about chronic Pain: Part 3
Ellen Hendin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-861-3183 or www.jfsseattle.org Dr. Gordon Irving will review current research around issues of chronic pain and new technologies. At Temple De Hirsch Sinai, 1441 16th Ave., Seattle.
10–11 p.m. — erev Tisha B’av Service
Sandy Sloane at email@example.com or 206-524-0075 or bethshalomseattle.org Maariv (evening service) and reading from the book of Lamentations. At Congregation Beth Shalom, 6800 35th Ave. NE, Seattle.
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. — Treatment of chronic Pain: Part 2
Ellen Hendin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-861-3183 or www.jfsseattle.org Dr. Gordon Irving, medical director of Swedish Hospital’s Pain and Headache Center, will discuss chronic pain treatments and challenges. At Temple De Hirsch Sinai, 1441 16th Ave., Seattle. 7–8:30 p.m. — Food For Thought Dining room learning with Special guest marty Brounstein
Carol Benedick at email@example.com or 206-524-0075 or bit.ly/MartyBrounstein Pasta dinner and reading by Marty Brounstein, author of “Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust.” Free. At a private home, Seattle. RSVP for address.
12–2 p.m. — making Faith real: a Downto-earth and Practical approach to Bringing Hashem into your life
Marilyn Leibert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-722-8289 or seattlekollel.org Special guest Chana Silver, teacher, tour leader, intervention crisis counselor, matchmaker, dating mentor and advice columnist in Jerusalem, will speak during Shabbat lunch after morning services. $10/adults, $36/family. At BCMH, 5145 S Morgan St., Seattle. 7–8:30 p.m. — Shalosh Seudos for Women with chana Silver
Marilyn Leibert at email@example.com or 206-722-8289 Shabbat afternoon meal for women only. Silver will give a talk, “A Women’s Ticket to Eternity: Inner Strengths Within That You Didn’t Know You Had.” Free. At the home of Lynda Wegodsky. Call for address.
6–7:30 p.m. — Family Shabbat Dinner and Service
Carol Benedick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-524-0075 or bit.ly/BethShalomShabbat A Shabbat experience for families with children ages 2–7. Older siblings welcome. Pre-registration and pre-payment required for dinner. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., family Kabbalat Shabbat service at 7 p.m. $8/adult. At Congregation Beth Shalom, 6800 35th Ave. NE, Seattle. 6:15–7:30 p.m. — kabbalat Shabbat Honoring yiddish
Wendy Marcus at email@example.com or 206-525-0915 or www.templebetham.org Yiddish is honored, sung and read during Temple Beth Am’s annual celebration of di mameloshen. Free. At Temple Beth Am, 2632 NE 80th St., Seattle.
9:30–10:30 a.m. — Tisha B’av Service
Sandy Sloane at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-524-0075 or bethshalomseattle.org Morning minyan at 9:30 with special Torah and Haftarah reading. Later, join Mincha (afternoon service, including wearing of tallis and tefillin), Maariv (evening service), Havdallah and a small break fast. Free. At Congregation Beth Shalom, 6800 35th Ave. NE, Seattle. 12:45 p.m. — Take me out To The Ballgame
Mel at email@example.com TDHS’s Tribe (20-30–somethings) will watch the Seattle Mariners take down the Kansas City Royals. Meet at the giant baseball glove on Royal Brougham. $15. At Safeco Field, 1250 First Ave. S, Seattle. 7 p.m. — Two Faiths, one god
Waqas Malik at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-851-0788 or amiseattle.org Observe the Jewish fast of Tisha B’Av and the Muslim fast of Ramadan with Temple B’nai Torah and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Prayer and study, then break fast. Torah and Quran texts on display in scripture exhibition. RSVP online. Free. At Temple B’nai Torah, 15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue.
11:30 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. — HnT Daytimers Summer Film Series: “The concert”
Rebecca Levy at email@example.com or 206-232-8555, ext. 207 or www.h-nt.org/ calendar/view/1360 “The Concert” is a comedy about a janitor at the Bolshoi and a blonde virtuoso who come together with Tchaikovsky’s D Major Violin Concerto. Lunch included. RSVP by Friday before the event. $7. At Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, 3700 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island. 7:30–8:30 p.m. — ethics and Jewish law: a Summer Series with rabbi moshe kletenik
Bayla Friedman Treiger at
11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. — Softball reunion: WSJHS celebrates Jcc Softball leagues
Lori Ceyhun at firstname.lastname@example.org or bit.ly/sjccsoftball or www.wsjhs.org/events.php Celebrate the history of the SJCC softball league with hot dogs, championship games, a home run derby, water balloon toss and a bouncy house. A small exhibition of past softball championship teams will be on display. At South Mercer Field, SE 78th St. and 84th Ave. SE, Mercer Island.
Serving the community with dignity & respect.
Burial Cremation Columbarium Receptions
7:30–8:30 p.m. — ethics and Jewish law: a Summer Series with rabbi moshe kletenik
Bayla Friedman Treiger at
at 520 W. Raye St., Seattle
(In front of Hills of Eternity Cemetery) Barbara Cannon
On Queen Anne
JTnews . www.JTnews.neT . friday, July 13, 2012
W WEINBERG PaGE 7
of the best nursing homes in the United States. You have a stellar Hillel. You have a wonderful JFS. You have the [Jewish Community Center] that’s undergoing a radical transformation now. You can go down the line and you can see that all of the various agencies are really pulling their act together. But everyone’s done it on their own. JT: What are some of the really hard decisions you’ve had to make over the years? Ken: There was a resettlement agency on the Eastside, and it was going out of business, and United Way phoned us and said, “Are you interested in taking this agency over?” That was an excruciating decision. We ultimately decided yes, and I think it’s been a terrific decision for us. And it’s made us one of the leaders in the state of Washington in resettlement. I think the building, and the building being here, were not always popular with my lay leaders, but I always felt it was what
was best and pushed for it. We were the first agency other than Federation who hired development people and then a development department. I think that was initially controversial because at first, even the board we had at that time said, “You could be feeding a lot of people instead of spending on someone who does marketing,” for example. But I certainly knew, and I think there were some people on the board who knew, that the way you would pay for all for these programs was investing in development and in marketing. Going into the homecare business was something which was scary and costly, but I’m really, really pleased that we did it, and I think it provides a great service. Closing our two group homes and moving to a supportive living structure was controversial and painful — painful to the parents who felt perhaps that we were abandoning them. It took us a while and a lot of work for us to make sure we were not abandoning them, nor were we abandoning their children, but we were moving into a new model.
JT: And as for your future? Ken: Definitely I will spend more time in better weather than this. But I’m very committed to this agency and very committed to this community and I expect myself to remain busy either assisting this agency or assisting this community or assisting other communities. I feel like I’m graduating from college and the world out there is waiting for me to make up my mind. I feel like I’ve had 38 years. What am I going to pick and choose that will be meaningful, make a difference, continue to make a difference in the world, [and] fulfilling? I see that as a real challenge for me. I’ve had all of that answered by my work here. I have to find a meaningful life in the world for the rest of my life. But it doesn’t frighten me. It doesn’t scare me. I have lots of things that I’m interested in and lots of things that I think I’m good at, and I think it will be a wonderful challenge.
A farewell to David
yossi kleiN halevi Special to JTnews
My friendship with David Brumer began with an email. He’d written an Op-Ed in defense of Israel for his local daily newspaper, David wrote me. Would I mind taking a look at it? It was during the terrible days of the second intifada, when buses and restaurants were blowing up and Israelis were feeling not only besieged, but abandoned. And now here was a Jew from Seattle, someone I didn’t know, sending me what turned out to be a compelling defense of Israel. David died suddenly on Sunday, July 8. He was 56 years old. The news of his passing devastated me. Through his blogs and Op-Eds, his promotion of Israeli films and his nearly fulltime volunteer work for pro-Israel groups, David revealed an irresistible common sense on Israel’s behalf. Few knew as well as he did how to speak to Israel’s critics.
X PaGE 23
july 13, 2012
childcare judaica funeral/burial services
Part-time educational Program Coordinator for Kol haneshamah
Work with rabbi and teaching staff to implement exciting new educational program for small, vibrant, growing progressive (Reform) congregation. Be on site school days (2 Sat. mornings, 1 Sat. afternoon per month), plus can work from home or office during week. 240 hours for total year at $25/hr. Start date early August. Send cover letter and résumé to email@example.com college placement
Highly reliable, experienced and mature Jewish nanny is seeking to facilitate the daily routines and explorations of families with child(ren) ages infant to teen. I am a teacher and savvy with school age kids and know how to provide support and assistance to a busy household! I am open to doing light housework, cooking, and driving the kids. I love nature, art projects, being active, health conscious and surrounding myself with positive people. Email or call me: 206-819-3464 (cell) LoraLeora@hotmail.com
F/t Jewish nanny
judaica books available
a large selection of 350 Judaica volumes. includes history, biographies, theology, community and wide selection of topics. From havurah of small congregation. if interested, call 206-774-2238.
available for sale cemetery plots
Bikur Cholim-Privately owned Buy 1, 2 or all 3 plots $800 off each from today’s retail! ask about terms 0% interest available
91-year old would like to donate
ron saul 425-922-4501
CEMETERy GAN ShALOM
A Jewish cemetery that meets the needs of the greater Seattle Jewish community. Zero interest payments available. For information, call Temple Beth Am at 206-525-0915.
Reasonable rates • Licensed/Bonded Responsible • References • Free estimate Seattle/Eastside
double plot for sale
in the olympic View Garden section of Sunset hills memorial Park in Bellevue. Appraised for $39,000 — asking $33,900 or best offer.
Clean your house and office
Call Yolimar Perez or Maria Absalon
206-356-2245 or 206-391-9792
A COLLEGE EDUCATION IS A MAJOR INVESTMENT
Sensitive professional assistance to ensure a succesful match between student and school
Gift Certificate Available!
if interested, email howard Wasserteil, Director of Administration at Temple B’nai Torah
donate that CaR to Chabad!
• Free Pick-up • No DOL filing • No smog certif. • Running or not
temple beth or cemetery
Beautiful location near Snohomish. Serving the burial needs of Reform Jews and their families. For information, please call (425) 259-7125. Traditional Jewish funeral services provided by the Seattle Jewish Chapel. For further information, please call 206-725-3067. Burial plots are available for purchase at Bikur Cholim and Machzikay Hadath cemeteries. For further information, please call 206-721-0970.
Receive a tax write-off.
• Any vehicle okay • Plus RVs, boats, real estate, lots, etc.
Linda Jacobs & Associates College Placement Services
EVENTS BLOGS NEWS
a housecleaning service Seattle Eastside 206/325-8902 425/454-1512 www.renta-yenta.com
• Licensed • Bonded • insured
REVIEWS FORUMS MORE
next issue: july 27 deadline: july 20 call becky: 206-774-2238 ad
friday, July 13, 2012 . www.JTnews.neT . JTnews
W DavID BRuMER PaGE 22
He understood their concerns even as he refuted their distortions. He won an argument because he was ready to concede points to his opponents, because he was committed more to telling the truth than to winning. David soon became my favorite proIsrael advocate. Partly it was the way he combined reason with passion, never losing his good humor no matter how relentlessly he argued a point. Partly it was his empathy. Even many American Jews attached to Israel experienced a certain fatigue during the years of the suicide bombings. But David lived through each one with us, refused to allow
distance to undermine empathy. No one was more courageous in advocating for Israel. David wasn’t afraid to take on the most difficult issues, like refuting the blood libel being promoted by the family of Rachel Corrie. David would laugh if he’d heard me call him courageous. He didn’t think he was doing anything special in devoting himself to Israel. In his mind he was simply doing what any stand-up guy would do. Israel was being unfairly judged and sentenced, and someone had to take on the defense. But no one defended Israel with such grace, such generosity. Israel’s opponents perplexed more than infuriated him. Why couldn’t they see how wrong they were, what damage they were doing? David was
especially frustrated by the Jews among the anti-Israel lynch mob. But he was incapable of expressing rage against them. He loved the Jews too much, even those who were hurting their own people. Anyone privileged to have worked with David in defense of Israel knew that what inspired his prodigious energy and output was an open heart. As if David were trying to protect Israel by loving it as totally, as unconditionally, as its enemies hated it. In the end, it was about family. David loved Israel the way he loved his Israeli wife, Iris, the way he loved his two sons
Nadav and Asaph, the way he loved his friends. There was in David an inexhaustible generosity, a pride in the achievements of those he loved. And a quiet ferocity in defending those he loved from harm. With all his loves, David asked for nothing in return. He only wanted to continue to love. May his love continue to bless us.
Yossi Klein Halevi is a fellow of the Engaging Israel Project of the Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.
Edith Rubin Warshal 1918–2012
Edith Rubin Warshal, 94, of Bellevue, passed away on June 17, 2012. Edith was born in Seattle in 1918. She attended Horace Mann Elementary School and graduated from Garfield High School. After graduation she went to work at Warshal’s Sporting Goods. At Warshal’s with her intelligence, her head for figures, and her organizational skills, Edith quickly became the head cashier on the sales floor. In 1942, she married William Warshal, her husband of 57 years. Edith focused on the lives and needs of her four children. She eventually branched out into an active life in leadership positions in Jewish community organizations such as the Jewish Federation and Temple De Hirsch Sinai. Edith was a low-handicap, trophy-winning golfer, excellent bridge player, and when she took up tennis later in life, she was also a champion player. Edith was the center of her family’s activities. As her children grew and entered adulthood, she became “Grandma Edith” to eight grandchildren, reaching out to them in the same way she loved and supported her own children. As a grandmother, she attended preschools, open houses, grandparents’ days, school plays, soccer games, basketball games. She traveled to see grandchildren in California and London. All her grandchildren grew up with a “hip” and “with-it” grandmother who could handle any crisis and solve any problem. She had seven great-grandchildren, whom she loved as they loved her. Edith was preceded in death by her husband, William Warshal. She is survived by her children: Steve and Sandar Warshal (London), Laurie Warshal Cohen and Mike Cohen, Dennis and Diane Warshal (Seattle), Billy and Dore Warshal (California). Her grandchildren: Bryan Cohen and Liz Strober, Alex Cohen and Dana Kovalchick, Eli and Sheryl Warshal, Emily and Aaron Alhadeff, Jesse Warshal, Simon and Erica Warshal, Zara Warshal, and Isaac Warshal, and seven great-grandchildren Tributes may be made to Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Jewish Family Service, Kline Galland Center, or to a charity of your choice.
Suzanne Joy Shultz 1932–2012
Suzanne Joy Shultz was born in Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 17, 1932 to Ella and Myer Lieberman. She was indeed a “Joy” after two boys. She grew up in Kansas City and married Joseph Shultz, the love of her life, in 1953. Suzanne, Joe and their two children moved to Seattle in 1960. She lived in Bellevue for 50 years. She loved learning, volunteering and owned two companies (Celebrations, Inc. and S&J Sales), retiring as a women’s clothing sales rep. She was active in her synagogue, a lifetime member of B’nai B’rith and Hadassah, and belonged to many other organizations. Suzanne was a very special person. She collected friends of all ages everywhere she went. She sparkled whenever she interacted with people and found a way into every heart. Suzanne loved to travel, especially being in her Casablanca condo in Palm Desert, Calif. where she enjoyed her friends and her passion for the outdoors. Nearly two years ago, Suzanne was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and MDS. On that day, her life changed forever. She was unbelievably brave and never complained. No matter how she felt she always tried to help others. Suzanne passed away on June 18, 2012 with her family at her hospital bedside. She was a devoted wife for 59 years, proud mother of Dr. Wendy Shultz Spektor (Michael) and Alan Shultz, and loving grandmother to Jordan and Jeremy Spektor. She is survived by her two brothers, William Lieberman of Mercer Island and George Lieberman (Floriene) of Leawood, Kan. Funeral service was at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation and burial was at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Bellevue, on June 21. Donations in her memory can be made to the Puget Sound Blood Center and Bellevue Medic 1 and 2.
2-for-1 “Bar & Bat Mitzvah” Cards
Express yourself with our special “Tribute Cards” and help fund JFS programs at the same time… meeting the needs of friends, family and loved ones here at home. Call Irene at (206) 861-3150 or, on the web, click on “Donations” at www.jfsseattle.org. It’s a 2-for-1 that says it all.
How do i submit a lifecycle announcement?
Send lifecycle notices to: JTNews/ Lifecycles, 2041 Third Ave., Seattle, WA 98121 E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 206-441-4553 for assistance. Submissions for the July 27, 2012 issue are due by July 17. Download forms or submit online at www.jtnews.net/index.php?/lifecycle Please submit images in jpg format, 400 KB or larger. Thank you!
Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity
Suzanne Joy Shultz, z”l
Beloved mother of Dr. Wendy Shultz Spektor and mother-in-law of Dr. Michael Spektor, Alpha Omega International President 2012. May her memory be for a blessing.
Expresses its deepest sympathies on the passing of
israel: To your healTh
JTnews . www.JTnews.neT . friday, July 13, 2012
Breathe deeply — but not too deeply
JaNis sieGel JTnews columnist
Does your doctor keep you on a heart-healthy lifestyle by monitoring your cholesterol, red meat intake, fat, calories, or by harping on you to quit smoking? Well, maybe it’s time to focus on something obvious, something researchers in Israel have found could increase your risk of a recurring heart attack and stroke by as much as 43 percent: The air. Their findings mimicked the results of many studies in the United States and Europe over the last decade that looked at the health effects of air pollution on humans. Dr. Yariv Gerber at Tel Aviv University’s School of Public Health at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine and researchers at the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology found that cardiac patients living in highly polluted areas in Israel were over 40 percent more likely to have a second heart attack compared to a similar group living in low-pollution locales. “Arteriosclerosis is today considered to be a disease linked to inflammation, and air-polluting particles that irritate the cells lead to inflammahealth tion, in the same way smoking cigarettes does,” Gerber told Israeli newspaper Haaretz. The study also found that air pollution in Israel not only contributes to chronic heart disease, but it can also increase the incidence of lung cancer, other cardio-vascular diseases and respiratory infections. The results of the study were presented at the San Diego Epidemiological meeting of the American Heart Association in March and the annual meeting of the Israeli Heart Society in April. In the original yearlong 1992 study, 1,120 patients under age 65 who had one heart attack were treated and followed through 2005, while researchers tracked pollution levels at 21 air monitoring stations near their homes, while documenting the amount of fine particulates in the air that were smaller than 2.5 microns, a size small enough to penetrate the human respiratory system. The 2011 follow-up study found that over 19 years, the subjects who were exposed to the most pollution were 39 percent more likely to have died compared to those who lived in less polluted environments. “Because we are using data from monitoring stations, it’s a crude estimate of exposure, which most likely leads to an underestimation of the association,” Gerber told the Eureka Alert science news service. Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection monitors the air for nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, ozone, particulate matter and carbon monoxide. This year, they mounted a widely publicized carpooling campaign to entice Israelis out of their individual cars. However, doctors at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Weizmann Institute of Science conducted a series of studies that show that air currents from Europe, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and North Africa account for a significant portion of the pollution found in Israel. At a president’s conference in Jerusalem in 2011, the Hebrew U and Weizmann scientists presented their data and showed that for 240 days each year, air currents originating from Eastern and Western Europe deposited heavy metals like lead, zinc and nickel in Israel. Air samples showed that more than half of the dust particles in Israeli air came from Europe and, more specifically, they found lead from the Ukraine. Prof. Yigal Erel, a researcher in the project, also found that on cooler days in the summer European pollution was present in greater amounts than the amount of local particles. When researchers looked at the desert dust in air samples from Jerusalem, they found pesticides and toxic metals from Saudi Arabia, Jordan and North Africa deposited by air currents originating from those countries that occur approximately 73 days each year. However, Israel also exports air pollution, said project researchers, citing the smoke from large Lag B’Omer bonfires that likely makes its way to Jordan. The IMEP continually strengthens its involvement in both regional and global environmental partnerships to combat this transnational pollution. Currently, it has signed onto 23 bilateral agreements for environmental cooperation. As research in the U.S. and Europe continues to establish a link between air pollution and other chronic health conditions such as allergies and asthma, in Israel, where the incidence of asthma has doubled in the last 20 years, according to the Environment and Health Fund there, researchers are now studying two large populations to investigate this relationship. One recent large-scale study led by the Weizmann Institute, Emory University, Sheba Medical Center, Maccabi Healthcare Services, the Medical Corps of the Israel Defense Forces, and Clalit Health Services is studying the prevalence, geographic distribution, and extent of asthma among young adults in Israel through IDF recruits.
Longtime JTNews correspondent and freelance journalist Janis Siegel has covered international health research for SELF magazine and campaigns for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
a family of world-class performers, on stage at maserati of seattle.
THE MASERATI GRANTURISMO, GRANTURISMO CONVERTIBLE & QUATTROPORTE.
The Maserati family of award-winning automobiles has a model tailored to reflect your individuality and to inspire your passion for driving like no other car in the world. Our GranTurismo range of high-performance four-seat, two-door coupés and convertibles includes the limited-production MC and exhilarating Convertible Sport. The Quattroporte range of luxury sport sedans redefines the breed with the Quattroporte S and exclusive Sport GT S. Every Maserati is a masterpiece of design and engineering, and each is powered by a competition-proven V8 engine to remind you— and everyone on the road—that you are driving an automobile like no other. The Maserati family starts at $123,000 * .
Passion runs in the family.
lEarn MOrE: www.maseratiofseattle.com SChEdulE yOur TEST driVE: 866.885.3926
maserati Granturismo s base msrP $123,000, not includinG Gas Guzzler tax, dealer PreP and transPortation. dealer Price may vary. taxes, title and reGistration fees not included. ©2012 maserati north america, inc. all riGhts reserved. maserati and the trident loGo are reGistered trademarks of maserati sPa. maserati urGes you to obey all Posted sPeed limits.