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Meet the new rabbis and community leaders who are taking the helm.</p></li><li><p>2 JTNews n www.JewishsouNd.org n friday, July 25, 2014</p><p>VOLUNTEER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!</p><p>Contact Jane Deer-Hileman, (206) 861-3155 or volunteer@jfsseattle.org.</p><p>Farmers Market GleaningFriendly Visitors for SeniorsFamily Mentors in Kent</p><p>FOR THE COMMUNITY</p><p>Kosher Food Bankm Wednesday, August 6</p><p>5:00 6:30 p.m.Contact Jana Prothman Lissiak, (206) 861-3174 or jlissiak@jfsseattle.org.</p><p> Celebrations for AllSummer Shabbat Experiencem Friday, August 8</p><p>5:30 p.m.Contact Marjorie Schnyder, (206) 861-3146 or familylife@jfsseattle.org.</p><p>A Place at the Table Film Screeningm Sunday, August 17</p><p>3:00 5:00 p.m.Contact Jana Prothman Lissiak, (206) 861-3174 or jlissiak@jfsseattle.org.</p><p>Co-sponsored with the Stroum Jewish Community Center</p><p>AA Meetings at JFSm Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.Contact (206) 461-3240 or ata@jfsseattle.org.</p><p>Solutions to Senior Hungerm OngoingJFS is helping eligible seniors sign-up for food stamps. For more information, contact Carol Mullin, (206) 861-3176 or cmullin@jfsseattle.org.</p><p>FOR PARENTS &amp; FAMILIES</p><p>Camp for the DayFor Big Pals and Jewish Single Parent Familiesm Sunday, August 17</p><p>Noon 4:00 p.m.Contact Marjorie Schnyder, (206) 861-3146 or familylife@jfsseattle.org.</p><p>FOR COUPLES</p><p>Love, Culture and Community</p><p>m Mondays, August 11, 18, 25 and September 8 7:00 9:00 p.m.</p><p>Contact Marjorie Schnyder, (206) 861-3146 or familylife@jfsseattle.org.</p><p>You want to continue living independently.We can help.With Aging in Place from JFS, you choose the services that will help you remain comfortably in your own home.Call us to learn more (206) 861-3193.</p><p>Capitol Hill Campus 1601 16th Avenue, Seattle (206) 461-3240 www.jfsseattle.org</p><p>August Family Calendar</p><p>OF GREATER SEATTLE</p><p>FOR ADULTS AGE 60+</p><p>Endless OpportunitiesA community-wide program offered in partnership with Temple Bnai Torah &amp; Temple De Hirsch Sinai. EO events are open to the public and are at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.</p><p>Investigate and Protect: The Role of the Secret Servicem Thursday, August 14</p><p>Ac-cen-tu-ate the Positive: An Evening of Songm Tuesday, August 19</p><p>7:00 p.m.</p><p>Conservation: Life Depends on Itm Thursday, August 28</p><p>RSVP Ellen Hendin or Wendy Warman,(206) 461-3240 or endlessopps@jfsseattle.org.</p></li><li><p>friday, july 25, 2014 n www.jewishsound.org n jTnews </p><p>inside this issuestories you may have missed</p><p>3inside</p><p>RemembeR when</p><p>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</p><p>JTnews</p><p>A Proud Partner Agency of</p><p>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.</p><p>2041 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 206-441-4553 editor@jtnews.net</p><p>www.jewishsound.org</p><p>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.</p><p>Reach us directly at 206-441-4553 + ext.Publisher &amp; Editor *Joel Magalnick 233Associate Editor Emily K. Alhadeff 240 Sales Manager Lynn Feldhammer 264Account Executive Cheryl Puterman 269Account Executive David Stahl Classifieds Manager Katy Lukas 238 Art Director Andrea Rouleau 239 </p><p>Board of directorsNancy Greer, Chair* Jerry Anches; Lisa Brashem; 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</p><p>*Member, JTNews Editorial BoardEx-Officio Member</p><p>From the Jewish Transcr ip t , July 14, 1964.</p><p>Three carloads of members of the Seattle Jewish Community Centers Golden Age club took a trip to Vancouver, B.C., to tour the city, meet with senior citizens groups there to plan joint activities, and to participate in a flag ceremony between the two countries. </p><p>Coming up august 8</p><p>welcome, new advertisers! Derech Emunah </p><p> Jessyn Farrell Berman Art Collection </p><p> Torah Day School </p><p>Tell them you saw them in JTNews!</p><p>Northwest Seniors </p><p>andrea rouleau</p><p>Every weekday at 3 p.m. we send 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:</p><p> Riots rock La Roquette</p><p> Schoolhouse rockets</p><p> #WhatWouldYouDo?</p><p> Eight things to know about Gaza</p><p>Want to be in the know? Sign up for the 3 OClock News by visiting our website at jewishsound.org, scrolling down, and entering your name and address. Find all of these articles and more on our website, The Jewish Sound. </p><p>alls equal underground 5It takes an air raid siren and a bomb shelter to make us realize were all the same.</p><p>tunnel vision 6Israels somewhat surprise discovery of the intricacy of terrorists tunnels under the Gaza Strip has changed the name of the game.</p><p>bruchim habaim! join us in welcoming our communitys new rab-bis and educational leaders and congratulating some who have found new homes in the area. </p><p>Rabbi Ruth Zlotnick: Temple Beth Am 7Rabbi David Lipper: Temple Bnai Torah 8Rabbi Jessica Yarkin: Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation 9Rabbi Paul Strasko: Congregation Kol Shalom 10Rabbi Yona Margolese: Torah Day School 12Rabbi Shaul Engelsberg: Derech Emunah 12Hamutal Gavish: The Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle 13Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg: Congregation Kol Ami 14Rabbi Micah Ellenson and Rabbi Jaclyn Cohen: Temple De Hirsch Sinai 15Rabbi Adam Rubin: Congregation Beth Shalom 16 northwest jewish Family section hot mess 11Ed Harris thinks it would be a good idea to go on a family road trip. </p><p>back to our roots 17A new afterschool program hopes to bring new meaning to Hebrew school.</p><p>standing with israel 20A rally in solidarity with Israel last Sunday brought out a strong crowd despite the threats of rain and traffic. </p><p>more:community calendar 4the arts 4crossword 6classifieds 18lifecycles 19</p></li><li><p>the calendarto Jewish Washington @jewishcal</p><p>4 CommuNiTy CaleNdar JTNews n www.JewishsouNd.org n friday, July 25, 2014</p><p>For a complete listing of events, or to add your event to the JTNews calendar, visit jewishsound/calendar. Calendar events must be submitted no later than 10 days before publication.</p><p>PLEASE JOIN US AT OURSummer outdoor Services</p><p>Shabbat in the ParkLuther Burbank Park, Mercer Island </p><p>-XO\$UHD$SP$XJXVW$UHD%SP$XJXVW$UHD%SP</p><p>4th Shabbat in the Parkfor young adults 22-35</p><p>Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island -XO\$UHD$SP</p><p>Outdoor Rock Shabbat$XJXVWSP6HDWWOH&amp;DPSXV</p><p>For more information visit www.tdhs-nw.org</p><p>Candlelighting timesJuly 25 ..................................8:33 p.m.August 1 ...............................8:24 p.m.August 8 ............................... 8:13 p.m.August 15 .............................8:02 p.m.</p><p> FRiDAy 25 JuLy6:159 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat Honoring Yiddish</p><p> Wendy Marcus at 206-525-0915 or wendy@templebetham.org Service featuring Yiddish poetry, songs, and prayers presented by area speakers and lovers of Yiddish, along with traditional Hebrew liturgy and English readings. An oneg featuring Eastern European treats to follow. Free. At Temple Beth Am, 2632 NE 80th St., Seattle.710 p.m. Shabbat of Learning with Rabbi Jack Bieler </p><p> Karen Treiger at or ktreiger@hotmail.com Daven with Minyan Ohr Chadash Friday night and be inspired by teachings from Rabbi Bieler of Kemp Mill Shul in Maryland. Free. At Minyan Ohr Chadash, 51st Ave. and Brighton St. S, Seattle.</p><p>SAtuRDAy 26 JuLyShabbat of Learning with Rabbi Jack Bieler</p><p> Karen Treiger at or ktreiger@hotmail.com Rabbi Bieler will teach a shiur after morning services (11:15 a.m.) and teach again at 8:10 p.m. Free. At Minyan Ohr Chadash, 51st Ave. and Brighton St. South, Seattle.Rhodes and Cos Memorial Shabbatonwith Rabbi Marc Angel</p><p> 206-722-5500Shabbat morning: Remembering, Reminding, Rededicating: Reflections on the Holocaust in Rhodes and Cos. At 7 p.m.: Shalom al Yisrael: How Will Israel Achieve Peace? Special Shabbat Kiddush sponsored by Harley and Lela Franco. At Congregation Ezra Bessaroth, 5217 S Brandon St., Seattle.</p><p>SunDAy 27 JuLy8:159:30 a.m. Swedish SummeRun and Walk for Ovarian Cancer Research</p><p> Rebecca Levy at 206-232-8555, ext. 207 or rebecca@h-nt.org Participate in memory of HNT members Marsha Rivkin, Babs Fisher, and Gail Stulberg. One hundred percent of proceeds benefit the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research. $30. At Swedish Medical Center, 1101 Madison St., Seattle.</p><p>11 a.m.12 p.m. Community Gathering for Israel</p><p> Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle at 206-443-5400 or www.jewishinseattle.org/news-events/news/israel-situation-updateGather with members of the Seattle Jewish community in solidarity with the people and State of Israel and the families of soldiers who grieve, mournful at the loss of all human life and prayerful about a lasting and sustainable end to conflict. Please leave signs and large bags at home. At Congregation Beth Shalom, 6800 35th Ave. NE, Seattle.</p><p>tuESDAy 29 JuLy68 p.m. AIPAC Young Professionals Happy Hour</p><p> AIPAC Seattle Office at 206-624-5152 or seattle_office@aipac.org or www.aipac.orgSecond happy hour event of the summer, joined by a panel of speakers who experienced pro-Israel activism first hand on Washington campuses this year. At SURF Incubator, 999 Third Ave., 15th floor, Seattle.</p><p>thuRSDAy 31 JuLy10:30 a.m.12 p.m. A Trip to theBallard Locks</p><p> JFS Endless Opportunities at 206-461-3240 or endlessopps@jfsseattle.org or www.jfsseattle.orgTour the Ballard/Chittenden Locks, connecting Lake Washington, Lake Union and Salmon Bay to the tidal waters of Puget Sound. Meet at the visitors center. At Ballard Locks, 3015 NW 54th Ave. </p><p>SAtuRDAy 9 AuguSt48 p.m. Havdallah BBQ</p><p> Congregation Kol Ami at 425-844-1604 or admin@kolaminw.org or www.kolaminw.orgBBQ followed by Havdallah service. Meet the new rabbi, Yohanna Kinberg, and members of the community. Contact the temple for more information and address. Free. At members home, Woodinville.</p><p>sunday, august 10 at 8 p.m.</p><p>frozen</p><p>outdoor movie night</p><p>Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to the Kesher Community Garden for family </p><p>movie night, complete with smores. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersens fairytale </p><p>The Snow Queen, Frozen tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on an </p><p>epic journey alongside a rugged mountain man, his loyal pet reindeer, and a hapless </p><p>snowman to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped </p><p>the kingdom in eternal winter. Smores start melting at 8 p.m., with the movie starting </p><p>at approximately 8:30. Free.</p><p>At the Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island. </p><p>Wednesday, July 30 at 9 p.m.</p><p>Yonatan gat</p><p>concert</p><p>One-third of former Israeli garage band </p><p>Monotonix,Yonatan Gat has gone off on his </p><p>own and produced Iberian Passage, his de-</p><p>but EP of a gentler sort of rock gentle being </p><p>a relative term, given Monotonixs tendency </p><p>to induce injuries and end up with the police </p><p>shutting down their riotous shows in Tel Aviv, where they started out. Guitarist-singer </p><p>Gats new solo work is a far cry from noise rock, threading in melodious sounds pre-</p><p>sumably inspired by Iberia with the help of a Portuguese drummer a Wurlitzer organ-</p><p>ist. Its not exactly Vivaldi, but its beautiful. Also performing: Selector Dub Narcotic, </p><p>Dreamsalon, and The Pharmacy. 21-plus show. $8.</p><p>At Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle. For more information and tickets </p><p>visit tktwb.tw/1sTefqo.</p><p>the arts</p></li><li><p>letters to the editor</p><p>opinion</p><p>friday, july 25, 2014 n www.jewishsound.org n jTnews </p><p>5</p><p>WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We would love to hear from you! You may submit your letters to editor@jtnews.net. Please limit your letters to approximately 350 words. Letters guidelines can be found at www.jewishsound.org/letters-guidelines. The deadline for the next issue is July 29. Future deadlines may be found online.</p><p>The opinions of our columnists and advertisers do not necessarily reflect the views of JTNews or the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.</p><p>OPiniOn</p><p>yesterday was just a horrible day. i kept thinking, people need shabbat, people need grounded-ness, people need torah. thats my job now as a rabbi, to give that.-rabbi jaclyn cohen on starting at temple de hirsch sinai. see the story on page 15.</p><p>a comment on suicide</p><p>After reading a recent article, Suicide in Jewish tradition by Rabbi Jaron Matlow </p><p>(Rabbis Turn, July 11), I wanted to humbly offer a comment to the community.</p><p>He wrote: People who commit suicide cannot be buried in Jewish cemeteries. Tradi-</p><p>tional rabbis will decline to officiate at funerals for people who have committed suicide. </p><p>I was worried that readers might come to the conclusion that if one of their loved ones </p><p>committed suicide, they would decide to bury the deceased in a non-Jewish cemetery, </p><p>which is what the article seems to say is correct according to Jewish law. Just like any other </p><p>area of Jewish law, many factors are at play, and for every issue, the applicable law must be </p><p>looked at on a case-by-case basis. After doing a bit of research on my own it seems that in </p><p>most suicide cases a person should in fact be buried normally in a Jewish cemetery and </p><p>it is only in specific cases of suicides were they are buried in a separate area of a Jewish </p><p>cemetery. I only wanted to comment that everyone should treat suicide just like every other </p><p>area of Jewish law, carefully researching, and most importantly, making sure to take their </p><p>case to a rabbi educated in the fine details of Jewish burial before deciding to bury their </p><p>loved ones among non-Jews.</p><p> uriel cohen </p><p>mercer island</p><p>safe, but scared</p><p>My wife and I just returned from </p><p>Israel two days ago where we experi-</p><p>enced firsthand what it was like when </p><p>the sirens go off. My grandkids, 13 and </p><p>14 years of age, were there as well, on </p><p>a Bar and Bat Mitzvah tour with their </p><p>parents. We were on Highway 1, going </p><p>from Jerusalem to Modiin to join some </p><p>cousins for dinner when I, the driver, </p><p>heard a siren. I fully expected to catch </p><p>sight of an emergency vehicle in my </p><p>rearview mirror, but instead, noted </p><p>that cars were pulling off to the side </p><p>of the road with the occupants exit-</p><p>ing their cars and crouching down on </p><p>the road. We followed s...</p></li></ul>