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JTNews | The Voice of Jewish Washington for January 10, 2014

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    the 2013 neWs quiz: a look back page 7

    a neW session starts page 6

    Seeking Their Basherttwo kidney patients hope to find their match

    Their stories are on page 8

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    Mazel Tov!Community CelebrationBH

    The Community is invited to the dedication of the Chabad Eastside Torah Centers New Campus.

    16199 Northup Way, Bellevue

    Come and celebrate with us and be part of this momentous event!

    Sunday, January 12, 201411 shevat 5774

    starting at 3:00 pm

    For more information, please visit www.ChabadBellevue.org www.ChabadOfSeattle.org

    Chabad lubavitch of the Pacific Northwest Rabbi Sholom Ber Levitin - Regional Director Rabbi Mordechai Farkash - Director, Eastside Torah Center, Bellevue

    In memory of Shmuel ben Nisan O.B.M. Samuel Stroum Yartzeit March 9, 2001/14 Adar 5761

    Ad sponsored by a friend of Samuel Stroum and Chabad. For more information on any of these events and/or service times in all Washington State locations, please contact Chabad House at 206-527-1411, info@chabadofseattle.org or visit our website at www.chabadofseattle.org

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    JTnews

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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

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    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 Interim Assistant Editor Dikla Tuchman 240 Sales Manager Lynn Feldhammer 264Account Executive Cheryl Puterman 269Account 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

    inside this issuestories you may have missed

    Coming upJanuary 24

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    Tell them you saw them in JTNews!

    From The Jewish Transcript, January 9, 1998.

    Unlike most Jews on Christmas Day, then-editor Donna Gordon Blankinship went to work, traveling around the area to snap pictures of what our community was doing. Some played games and ate pancakes while others volunteered to take over indispensible jobs to allow employ-ees at social-service agencies to spend the holiday with their families. Here, David Schwartz led a group from Temple Bnai Torah to fill bags of food for the Chicken Soup Brigade, which packed meals for people living with AIDS.

    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 week:

    Denouncing the boycott Who decides whos a Jew? Taking marriage on the road Concepts of wonderWant 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 just a few days from closing. Tell us your favor-

    ites from 2013. Take it now! Tell your friends! Find it at www.jtnews.net/best. It all ends on January 15. Results come next issue.

    punching holes in the darkness 5Rabbi Will Berkovitz reminds us that we dont have to look far to find Jews dealing with poverty, and we should do our best to help them.

    the 10-day solution 5One local man spent 10 years trying, unsuccessfully, to instill Jewish values in his kids. Birthright Israel took care of it in 10 days.

    just a couple of days off 6A bill in front of lawmakers that would allow students and workers two excused religious holidays and background checks on gun sales are two issues that face the Jewish community as the legislative session gets underway next week.

    what do you know? 7Take our quiz of local Jewish events that happened in the past year.

    desperately seeking kidneys 8Our M.O.T. column this week focuses on two of our local Jewish community members in search of the right match for a new kidney.

    senior resource directory center sectionMultiple resources for helping seniors as they age plus, a little advice from Dr. Ruth thrown in.

    a new kind of sandwich between two latkes 12Jonny Silverman, a professionally trained chef, had an idea: Why not take a couple of potato latkes, which taste so good on their own, and put some meat or veggies between them? The rolling results debuted in South Lake Union this week.

    j.teen: learning about marine life 13Teens from Livnot Chai took a retreat to Friday Harbor last month to learn about how marine life is suffering from ocean acidification, and why its important to learn about.

    mOreletters 5crossword 8israel: to your health: an easy diet adjustment 10the arts 14lifecycles 15jewish and Veggie: little mediterranean plates 16the shouk classifieds 14

    The Best ofEverything Jewish 20132013

  • 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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    Save the New Date

    12th Annual Community of Caring LuncheonThursday, May 8, 2014 Sheraton Seattle HotelFor more information, contact Director of Special Events Leslie Sugiura, (206) 861-3151 or Lsugiura@jfsseattle.org.

    Candlelighting timesFriday, January 10 ...............4:20 p.m.Friday, January 17 ...............4:29 p.m.Friday, January 24 ...............4:39 p.m.Friday, January 31 ...............4:50 p.m.

    Friday 10 January12 p.m. The Jews of latin America

    Lauren Spokane at laurenjs@uw.eduIlan Stavans speaks about the journey of Latin American Jews over five centuries and their place in the economy, politics, and culture of those countries. Free. At Thomson Hall 317, University of Washington, Seattle.59:30 p.m. scholar-in-residence Melila Hellner-eshed, Ph.D.

    Naomi Kramer at naomikramer@bethshalomseattle.org or 646-342-2512Scholar-in-residence Melila Hellner-Eshed, Ph.D. will lead Shabbat discussion after services, To Be Born or to Die Crossing the Sea of Reeds. $25. At Congregation Beth Shalom, 6800 35th Ave. NE, Seattle.

    8 p.m. border-Jumper: on being a Mexi-can Jew

    Alexis Kort at alexis@templebetham.org or 206-525-0915, ext. 210 or www.templebetham.org/learning/scholar-in-residenceAmherst College professor of Latin American culture Ilan Stavans, scholar in residence, will talk during Shabbat services about growing up a Yiddish speaker in Mexico, moving to Israel, and ultimately becoming an American Jew. At Temple Beth Am, 2632 NE 80th St., Seattle.

    Saturday 11 January9 a.m.12:30 p.m. scholar-in-residence Melila Hellner-eshed, Ph.D.

    Naomi Kramer at naomikramer@bethshalomseattle.org or 646-342-2512 Scholar-in-residence Melila Hellner-Eshed, Ph.D. will lead Shabbat services and dvar Torah Miracles in our Life Stepping into the Waters, followed by Crossing the Sea as Revelation Midrash and Zohar. Dessert and discussion: Then Radiance of All Lustered Standing on the Shore of Life in the Zohar. RSVP required. Free. At Congregation Beth Shalom, 6800 35th Ave. NE, Seattle.

    9:30 a.m. Yiddish and Hebrew: A Fight Made in Heaven

    Alexis Kort at alexis@templebetham.org or 206-525-0915, ext. 210 or www.templebetham.org/learning/scholar-in-residenceAn exploration of why Israel didnt adopt Yiddish as its national language in 1948. Based on Ilan Stavans book Resurrecting Hebrew. Breakfast will be served at 9:15 a.m. Part of the Ilan Stavans scholar-in-residence Shabbaton. At Temple Beth Am, 2632 NE 80th St., Seattle.510 p.m. sJCC: Parents night out

    Daliah Silver at daliahs@sjcc.org or 206-388-0839 or sjcc.orgThe theme: Birthday Party. Come celebrate with cake, presents, and games. Includes dinner. $30 SJCC members, $40 guests. At the Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island.7:30 p.m. isaac bashevis singers women

    Alexis Kort at alexis@templebetham.org or 206-525-0915, ext. 210 or www.templebetham.org/learning/scholar-in-residenceScholar-in-residence Ilan Stavans will discuss the Nobel Prize recipients love of literature and sex, both separat