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JTNews | The Voice of Jewish Washington issue for February 21, 2014


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    10 Days of fab filmThe Seattle Jewish Film Festival returns for its 19th run

    Reviews begin on page 11

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  • 2 JTNews n www.JTNews.NeT n friday, february 21, 2014

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

    March Family Calendar


    Unless otherwise noted, contact Marjorie Schnyder, (206) 861-3146 or familylife@jfsseattle.org.

    Life Skills for Leaders: An Empowering Talk for Teens + ParentsWith Howard Behar and Sarina Behar Natkinm Tuesday, March 11

    7:00 9:00 p.m.Co-sponsored with ParentMap

    Positive Discipline Seriesm Wednesdays, March 19 & 26

    and April 2 & 9 9:30 a.m. noon

    Parenting Mindfully: The Trait of Compassionm Sunday, March 23

    11:10 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

    Order and Disorder in the Developing Emotional BrainWith Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.m Wednesday, March 26

    7:00 8:30 p.m.Co-sponsored with ParentMap

    Sunday, March 30 2:00 p.m. Performed by those in recovery, the musical uses the story of Passover to show the long path to freedom from addiction.

    Presented by JFS, SJCC and a dozen community partners. For more information, visit www.bit.ly/FreedomSong.


    Endless OpportunitiesA community-wide program offered in partnership with Temple Bnai Torah & Temple De Hirsch Sinai. EO events are open to the public and are at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

    Port of Seattle: An Overviewm Thursday, March 13

    Washington State Ferry System: The Largest in the USm Tuesday, March 18

    Theres an App for That!m Thursday, March 27

    RSVP Ellen Hendin or Wendy Warman,(206) 461-3240 or endlessopps@jfsseattle.org.


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

    Big Pals / Little PalsFamily Mentors for RefugeesFriendly Visitors for Seniors


    Sunday, March 16 Two ways to volunteer. Make and

    deliver holiday baskets or volunteer at the Shaarei Tikvah Purim celebration.


    AA Meetings at JFSm Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.Contact (206) 461-3240 or ata@jfsseattle.org.

    Medicare 101m Sunday, March 2

    2:00 3:30 p.m.Contact Leonid Orlov, (206) 861-8784 or familylife@jfsseattle.org.

    Kosher Food Bankm Wednesday, March 5

    5:00 6:30 p.m.Contact Jana Prothman, (206) 861-3174 or jprothman@jfsseattle.org.

    SAVE THE DATEPassover Seder in Russianm Sunday, April 20

    4:00 8:00 p.m.Contact (206) 726-3619 or familylife@jfsseattle.org.


    A joyful, inclusive and accessible celebration for all ages and abilities, with music, activities and a special Purim spiel.m Sunday, March 16

    3:00 5:00 p.m.Contact Marjorie Schnyder, (206) 861-3146 or familylife@jfsseattle.org for more information.

    12th Annual Community of Caring Luncheon

    Thursday, May 8, 2014Sheraton Seattle Hotel

    For more information and to register, visit www.jfsseattle.org/luncheon

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    inside this issuestories you may have missed


    p u b l i s h e d b y j e w i s h t r a n s c r i p t m e d i a


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    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 98121 206-441-4553 editor@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 233Associate Editor Emily K. Alhadeff 240 Online Editor Dikla Tuchman 240 Sales Manager Lynn Feldhammer 264Account Executive David Stahl Classifieds Manager Rebecca Minsky 238 Art Director Susan Beardsley 239

    Board of directorsPeter 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 upMarch 7spring arts

    welcome, new advertisers! Crazy Moes Hand in Wax

    Meryl Alcabes Photography Napkin Friends Food Truck

    Tell them you saw them in JTNews!

    RemembeR when

    From the Jewish Transcript, February 19, 1987.Former Soviet dissident Anatoly Sharansky who now goes by Natan and

    chairs the Jewish Agency for Israel was welcomed by crowds outside the Soviet consulate in San Francisco, where he called for the release of all Jews wishing to leave the Soviet Union.

    a scare at hillel 4Hillel at the University of Washington was evacuated after a man police believe was a former employee threatened staffers and mixed together harmful chemicals.

    On being a good jew 5Rabbi Shalom Farkash explains that being a good Jew isnt just about going to synagogue, its about work-ing on constantly being a better person.

    a new face on old bones 6The old auditorium at the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island recently reopened as a full theater thats far more advanced and welcoming than what preceded it.

    educating on israel 7A native Israeli who has made her home in the Seattle area has made a career educating about her home country.

    a place to call home? 8When the Spanish government announced it would consider giving full citizenship to Sephardic Jews, the response was met with both open arms and skepticism.

    ten days, twenty-one films 11Put on your seatbelts. The 19th annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival starts March 1, and its going to be a wild ride. Weve got reviews of several here.

    bar and bat mitzvah celebrations 14

    spring books 20The 60s saw a loss of innocence in this country, and it also saw great minds emerge. We profile that era, along with new takes on Holocaust history.books in brief 21

    northwest jewish FamilyFitting in and making traditions 23From the youngest to teens, weve got a big selection of kids books that cover the passing down of family heirlooms and navigating between two family traditions.

    mOrecommunity calendar 4crossword 6m.O.t.: mmmm cookies 8whats your jQ?: the long and winding road 10abba Knows best: Go team? 24the arts 26lifecycles 27jewish and Veggie: mmmm veggies 28the shouk classifieds 26

    Every weekday at 3 p.m., JTNews 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 two weeks: Good faith efforts Heres lookin at you, kid Monumental efforts On thin ice

    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 articles on our website.

  • For a complete listing of events, or to add your event to the JTNews calendar, visit calendar.jtnews.net. Calendar events must be submitted no later than 10 days before publication.

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    4 CoMMuNiTy CaleNdar JTNews n www.JTNews.NeT n friday, february 21, 2014

    AJC Seattle Community, with our Interreligious, Intergroup and International Partners Celebrates

    Passover Seder: Embracing Freedom Monday, March 31, 2014

    6:30 PMTemple Bnai Torah Bellevue, Washington

    Tickets: $100 RSVP Required by March 26

    For more information: Email: Seattle@ajc.org or 206.622.6315

    AJC Seattle invites the community to join our

    Diplomatic and Interfaith Passover Seder: Embracing Freedom

    Kosher dietary laws observed

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    SATuRDAy 22 FEBRuARy7:30 p.m. the Power of Hope

    scholar@shevetachim.comLecture by Shevet Achim scholar-in-residence Rabbi Moshe Brisky, acclaimed inspirational speaker and executive director or Chabad of Conejo Valley, Calif. $10 per person, $15 family. At Congregation Shevet Achim, 5017 90th Ave. SE, Mercer Island.

    SunDAy 23 FEBRuARy34:30 p.m. a conversation about i-594

    Shelly Goldman at sgoldman@a.templebnaitorah.org or 425-603-9677 or templebnaitorah.orgA lively and respectful debate on gun control. Free. At Temple Bnai Torah, 15727 NE Fourth St., Bellevue.35 p.m. Pita, Hummus and falafel Workshop

    Masha Shtern at 206-386-1925 or class.seattle.gov/parksLearn how to make pita, dip, and falafel. Walk out of this hands-on class with a tasty dinner. Advance

    registration required. $25. At Rainier Beach Community Center, 8825 Raini