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    T H E V O I C E O F

    W A S H I N G T O N

    JTNEWS

    F R I D A Y , D E C E M B E R 2 0 , 2 0 1 3 n 1 7 T E V E T 5 7 7 4 n V O L U M E 8 9 , N O . 2 7 n WWW. J TNEWS . N EUGGBOY/CREATIVE COMMON

    EXPLORE ISRAELCENTER SECTION

    ISRAELS BIG TECH YEARPAGE 10

    WHERE HILLEL STANDSPAGE 6

    T H E V O I C E O F

    W A S H I N G T O N

    JTNEWS

    Jewish life emerges

    In Poland

    Coverage on

    pages 8, 9 and 22

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    2 JTNews nWWW.JTNEWS.NET n FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 201

    Capitol Hill Campus 1601 16th Avenue, Seattle(206) 461-3240 www.jfsseattle.org OFGREATERSEATTLE

    FOR PARENTS & FAMILIES

    Parenting Mindfully Series:Drawing on Jewish ValuesThrough MusarSundays,

    January 12, February 2 & March 2311:10 a.m.

    Contact Marjorie Schnyder, (206) 861-3146 orfamilylife@jfsseattle.org.

    Be a Great Parenting Team SeriesTuesdays,

    January 21 & February 257:00 p.m.

    Contact Marjorie Schnyder, (206) 861-3146 orfamilylife@jfsseattle.org.

    Responding to Difficult Behaviorsof Our Aging ParentsWednesday, January 29

    Contact Leonid Orlov, (206) 861-8784 orfamilylife@jfsseattle.org.

    IF YOU LIKE US...LIKE US!

    January Family Calendar

    FOR THE COMMUNITY

    AA Meetings at JFSTuesdays, 7:00 p.m.

    Contact(206) 461-3240 or ata@jfsseattle.org.

    Kosher Food BankWednesday, January 8

    5:00 6:30 p.m.

    Pre-registerJana Prothman, (206) 861-3174 orjprothman@jfsseattle.org.

    DASH Young ProfessionalGroup Outing to Music ofRemembranceMirror of MemoryMonday, January 27

    7:00 p.m.

    RSVPDASH, (206) 461-3240 ordash@jfsseattle.org.

    Save theNewDate

    12th Annual Community of Caring LuncheonThursday, May 8, 2014Sheraton Seattle Hotel

    For more information, contact Director of Special Events Leslie Sugiura, (206) 861-3151 or Lsugiura@jfsseattle.org.

    MAKE YOUR GIFT TODAY

    Help JFS provide essential services

    to those who are most vulnerable.

    www.jfsseattle.org/donate

    or (206) 861-3150

    FOR ADULTS AGE 60+

    Endless Opportunities

    A community-wide program offeredin partnership with Temple Bnai Torah &Temple De Hirsch Sinai. EO events are opento the public and are at 10:30 a.m. unlessotherwise noted.

    American Indians in CinemaThursday, January 9

    Take Winter by Storm:

    Winter PreparednessTuesday, January 14

    Our Stories, Our LegacyThursday, January 23

    RSVPEllen Hendin or Wendy Warman,

    (206) 461-3240 or endlessopps@jfsseattle.org.

    For more information, contact Lisa Golden,

    Chief Development Officer, Lgolden@

    jfsseattle.orgor (206) 861-3188; or, contact

    your tax advisor/financial planner.

    SUPPORT JFS WITH

    IRA ROLLOVER GIVING

    VOLUNTEER TO

    MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

    For information about the following

    volunteer opportunities and more, contactJane Deer-Hileman (206) 861-3155 orvolunteer@jfsseattle.org .

    ESL Teachers in Bellevue forRussian Seniors

    Food Bank Shifts

    Friendly Visitors for Seniors

    Family Volunteer OpportunitiesJFS offers a variety of opportunities for familieswith children to volunteer.

    Contact Jane Deer-Hileman, (206) 861-3155or volunteer@jfsseattle.org.

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    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013 n WWW.JTNEWS.NET n JTNews

    INSIDE THIS ISSUE

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    GET JTNEWS IN YOUR INBOX!Every weekday at 3 p.m. Just visit www.jtnews.net,

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    P U B L I SH E D BY J E W I S H T R A N S C R IP T M ED I A

    JTNEWS

    A Proud Partner Agency of

    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 di-

    verse 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 98121206-441-4553 editor@jtnews.net

    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.

    Reach us directly at 206-441-4553 + ext.

    Publisher & Editor *Joel Magalnick 233

    Associate Editor Emily K. Alhadeff 240

    Interim Assistant Editor Dikla Tuchman 240

    Sales Manager Lynn Feldhammer 264

    Account Executive Cheryl Puterman 269Account Executive David Stahl

    Classifieds Manager Rebecca Minsky 238

    Art Director Susan Beardsley 239

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Peter Horvitz, Chair*; Jerry Anches; Lisa Brashem;

    Nancy Greer; Cynthia Flash Hemphill*; Ron Leibsohn;

    Stan Mark; Cantor David Serkin-Poole*

    Keith Dvorchik, CEO and President,

    Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

    Celie Brown, Federation Board Chair

    *Member, JTNews Editorial BoardEx-Officio Member

    Coming up

    January 10Senior Directory

    REMEMBER WHEN

    STORIES YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

    From the Jewish ranscript, Decem-

    ber 7, 1990.

    Te Seward Park eruv is all grown up!

    Local kashrut inspector Yitzchok Gallor

    works on the construction of the bound-

    ary that allows observant Jews to carry

    some items on Shabbat.

    Every weekday at 3 p.m., JNews sends out an email with stories from near and far

    about whats happening in our Jewish world. Here are some stories you may have missed

    over the past week:

    e Reform reboot

    Can Israel pay for my kids school? A big win for BDS on campus

    Want to be in the know? Sign up for the 3 OClock News by visiting our website at www.

    jtnews.net, scroll down, and give us your name and email address. Find all of these arti-

    cles on our website.

    WHAT DID YOU LOVE?

    Our annual Best of Everything survey is now online and waiting for you to tell us what

    you loved in 2013. ake it now! ell your friends! Find it at www.jtnews.net/best.

    Were taking New Years off! See you again on January 10.

    A hundred blessings

    Rabbi Jill Borodin suggests we say 100 blessings each day to help us appreciate all of the bounty in our

    lives.

    Why Birthright is important Keith Dvorchik, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and a former Hillel director

    responds to last weeks Rabbis Turn column that suggested we could do more for Jewish engagement

    with the $1 billion that has been spent on sending young adults to Israel.

    Where Hillel stands

    When the Swarthmore College Hillel announced it would not follow guidelines set by the international bod

    of the Jewish student organization, it raised questions about what other chapters are doing.

    In honor of the rabbi

    Rabbi Solomon Maimon led Sephardic Bikur Holim for many years, but his heart was always with educati

    children. He will be honored next month for his work in founding the Sephardic Adventure Camp.

    Jewish life emerges in Poland

    While so much we hear about Jewish life in Poland is about death, there is actually a vibrant, growing Jew

    ish community thats finally emerging in the former Communist country.

    Israels big year in tech 1

    Billions. Thats how much has been invested in Israeli startup tech companies. 2013 has been a banner

    year for investment and purchases of many of those companies.

    Explore Israel Center sectio

    Resources for you and your kids to take part in Israel programs in the coming year.

    Northwest Jewish Family Section

    Abba Knows Best: Our religious freedom 1

    Columnist Ed Harris says to just walk or drive a block to find some type of house of worship before asking

    if we really dont enjoy freedom of religion.

    A moments peace for local teens 1

    A new program coming to the Seattle area will bring teens from the Middle East to spend the summer wi

    Jewish, Muslim and Christian teens so they can learn about each other and forge the peace agreement

    that continues to elude their elders.

    Languages unspoken language 1

    Writer and professor Ilan Stavans will visit Seattle to talk about his intellectual love affair with poet Pablo

    Neruda, as well as his own Jewish history.

    Reconciliation in Poland 1

    Author Louise Steinman never thought shed step foot in the country from which her elders hailed. But a

    chance request to visit Poland set her on a decade-long path to reclaim her past.

    MORE

    Community Calendar

    Crossword

    M.O.T.: Buddhists at Auschwitz

    Where to Worship 1

    Whats Your JQ?: An ode to gefilte fish 1

    Lifecycles 1

    The Arts 2

    The Shouk Classifieds 1

    Welcome, new advertisers! Naale-Elite Academy Camp Moshava Malibu

    Sephardic Adventure Camp

    Tell them you saw them in JTNews!

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