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VOLUME XVI ISSUE 2

MARCH 2017

ADAR/NISAN 5777 

 

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE:

Around the Community (Bottom of this page)

Ask A Rabbi Sophisticated thinking for Israel. By Rabbi H.D. Uriel Smith

Campaign News By Tamara Ohayon

Chabad of the Bluegrass By Rabbi Shlomo Litvin  

Cove Spring Park By Reva Schottenstein

Director's Message March 2017 By Tamara Ohayon

David Grossman to speak March 7 at UofL 

Hadassah News By Dianne Bazell

Havurah News By Steve Shedlofsky

Israel21C Arab, Jewish Israeli youth leaders to teach kids in Greece, By Abigail Klein Leichman

JFS: At Your Service Substance abuse awareness & prevention. By Mimi Kaufman

Ohavay Zion Synagogue News

Temple Adath Israel News

Scooter Stein, winner of the 2016 Captain Jackye Taylor Award By Hanna B Smith

UK Jewish Studies Program Spring Events By Dr. Jan Fernheimer

  • Campaign News
    ​By Tamara Ohayon

    FOR WOMEN ONLY: JFB’s Annual Women’s Philanthropy Event

    Calling all mothers, daughters, sisters, and girlfriends for a High Tea (or “Chai” Tea) at Ohavay Zion Synagogue on March 28 at 6:30 p.m. Throughout the event we will enjoy a musical performance by Lauren Hill, Jerry Suhl, and Lorne Dechtenberg. Cost is $54 per person ($3 off if you bring your mother-in-law!) and includes dinner, drinks, and a minimum gift to JFB. At the event y...

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    Campaign News
    ​By Tamara Ohayon

    FOR WOMEN ONLY: JFB’s Annual Women’s Philanthropy Event

    Calling all mothers, daughters, sisters, and girlfriends for a High Tea (or “Chai” Tea) at Ohavay Zion Synagogue on March 28 at 6:30 p.m. Throughout the event we will enjoy a musica...

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    Campaign News
    ​By Tamara Ohayon

    FOR WOMEN ONLY: JFB’s Annual Women’s Philanthropy Event

    Calling all mothers, daughters, sisters, and girlfriends for a High Tea (or “Chai...

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    Campaign News
    ​By Tamara Ohayon

    FOR WOMEN ONLY: JFB’s Annual Women’s Philanthropy Event

    Calling all mot...

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    Campaign News
    ​By Tamara Ohayon

    FOR WOMEN ONLY: JFB’s Annual Women...

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  • By Hanna B. Smith 

    Scooter Stein, Director of Public Affairs for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, is the 2016 winner of the department’s Captain Jackye Taylor Humanitarian Award. Scooter, whose real first name is Edward, is the son of Alan Stein, former president of Ohavay Zion Synagogue, and Judge Kathy Stein. He is the grandson of the late Ed and Ann Stein of Lexington and the late Erle Wright and Vivian Barker Wright. 

    Captain Jackye Taylor, af...

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    By Hanna B. Smith 

    Scooter Stein, Director of Public Affairs for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, is the 2016 winner of the department’s Captain Jackye Taylor Humanitarian Award. Scooter, whose real first name is Edward, is the son of Alan Stein, former president...

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    By Hanna B. Smith 

    Scooter Stein, Director of Public Affairs for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, is the 2016 winner of the department’s Captain Jackye Taylor Human...

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    By Hanna B. Smith 

    Scooter Stein, Director of Public Affairs for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, ...

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  • By Reva Schottenstein 

    Nestled in between the hills that make up Frankfort, you will find Cove Spring Park. There are two sections to the park, one offering a wetland trail and the other with additional trails and a meadow.  

    At the front of the main section of the park, there are two beautiful waterfalls to welcome you. Standing at these waterfalls for a few moments, listening to the sound of the flowing water, is the perfect way to transition from the outside wo...

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    By Reva Schottenstein 

    Nestled in between the hills that make up Frankfort, you will find Cove Spring Park. There are two sections to the park, one offering a wetland trail and the other with additional trails and a meadow.  

    At the front of the main section of the pa...

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    By Reva Schottenstein 

    Nestled in between the hills that make up Frankfort, you will find Cove Spring Park. There are two sections to the park, one offering a wetland trail and ...

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    By Reva Schottenstein 

    Nestled in between the hills that make up Frankfort, you will find Cove Spring Park....

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    By Reva Schottenstein 

    Nestled in between the hills that make up Fr...

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    By Reva Schottenstein 

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  • By Abigail Klein Leichman 

    Originally published online: February 12, 2017 

    Hashomer Hatzair and Ajyal raised enough money from fellow Israelis to work with refugees on Lesbos island for three and a half months. 

    Educators and counselors from Jewish Israeli youth movement Hashomer Hatzair and the Arab Israeli youth movement Ajyal soon will embark on a joint voluntary mission to set up a community center and school for children who arrived on the...

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    By Abigail Klein Leichman 

    Originally published online: February 12, 2017 

    Hashomer Hatzair and Ajyal raised enough money from fellow Israelis to work with refugees on Lesbos island for three and a half months. 

    Educators and counselors from Jewish Israel...

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    By Abigail Klein Leichman 

    Originally published online: February 12, 2017 

    Hashomer Hatzair and Ajyal raised enough money from fellow Israelis to work with refugees ...

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    By Abigail Klein Leichman 

    Originally published online: February 12, 2017 

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  • Author of antiwar and Holocaust literature, journalism to speak March 7 at UofL 

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Acclaimed Israeli author and peace activist David Grossman will speak at the University of Louisville March 7. 

    His free, public talk — “An Evening with David Grossman” — is the third annual Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence lecture at UofL. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, with a book-signing session afterward. 

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    Author of antiwar and Holocaust literature, journalism to speak March 7 at UofL 

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Acclaimed Israeli author and peace activist David Grossman will speak at the University of Louisville March 7. 

    His free, public talk — “An Evening with David Gross...

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    Author of antiwar and Holocaust literature, journalism to speak March 7 at UofL 

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Acclaimed Israeli author and peace activist David Grossman will speak at the...

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    Author of antiwar and Holocaust literature, journalism to speak March 7 at UofL 

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  • Mark your calendars now for October 2018. That’s when the National GA Mission to Israel: October 17-24, 2018 will actually culminate in Federations’ annual General Assembly (GA) October 22-24—which will take place for the first time ever in Tel Aviv — Israel’s hub for culture and innovation. 

    Join Federation peers from around the country to see, firsthand, our system’s work in Israel. Meet the people whose lives we impact every day. Participate in exclusive brie...

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    Mark your calendars now for October 2018. That’s when the National GA Mission to Israel: October 17-24, 2018 will actually culminate in Federations’ annual General Assembly (GA) October 22-24—which will take place for the first time ever in Tel Aviv — Israel’s hub for culture...

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    Mark your calendars now for October 2018. That’s when the National GA Mission to Israel: October 17-24, 2018 will actually culminate in Federations’ annual General Assembly (GA) Octo...

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    Mark your calendars now for October 2018. That’s when the National GA Mission to Israel: October 17-24, 2018 will ...

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    Mark your calendars now for October 2018. That’s when the National GA Miss...

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  • CONCUSSION - Sunday, February 5, 2:00 p.m. - UK Chandler Medical Center Pavilion A Auditorium 

    One World Films opens its 2017 film festival series with the showing of CONCUSSION. Brilliant forensic neuropathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) made the first discovery of CTE, a football related brain trauma in a pro-player, and fought for the truth to be known. Omalu’s quest put him at dangerous odds with one of the most powerful and beloved institutions in th...

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    CONCUSSION - Sunday, February 5, 2:00 p.m. - UK Chandler Medical Center Pavilion A Auditorium 

    One World Films opens its 2017 film festival series with the showing of CONCUSSION. Brilliant forensic neuropathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) made the first discovery...

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    CONCUSSION - Sunday, February 5, 2:00 p.m. - UK Chandler Medical Center Pavilion A Auditorium 

    One World Films opens its 2017 film festival series with the showing of CONCUSS...

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    CONCUSSION - Sunday, February 5, 2:00 p.m. - UK Chandler Medical Center Pavilion A Auditorium 

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YBJ Purim Party on the Town! 

 

All Young Bluegrass Jews and friends are invited to attend the community Purim celebration at Temple Adath Israel on March 11, at 7:30 p.m. After the event, YBJ will head out for a night of fun in downtown Lexington. If you can’t make the community celebration, join us at any point after 9:00 p.m. downtown! For more details, contact Daniel@jewishlexington.org. 

  • By Steven Shedlofsky, President  

    The month of February (Shevat) saw the Havurah celebrating the trees and plants (and their delicious produce) at our Tu B'Shevat Seder at the home of Beth Goldstein and Rafi Finkel. This event always requires a great deal of food preparation and thanks goes to Kathie and Lou Kroot who obviously spent many hours on an impressively organized and beautifully presented bill of fare. Dianne Bazell and Larry Kant led the Seder and everyone...

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    By Steven Shedlofsky, President  

    The month of February (Shevat) saw the Havurah celebrating the trees and plants (and their delicious produce) at our Tu B'Shevat Seder at the home of Beth Goldstein and Rafi Finkel. This event always requires a great deal of food prepara...

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    By Steven Shedlofsky, President  

    The month of February (Shevat) saw the Havurah celebrating the trees and plants (and their delicious produce) at our Tu B'Shevat Seder at t...

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    By Steven Shedlofsky, President  

    The month of February (Shevat) saw the Havurah celebrating the trees and...

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    By Steven Shedlofsky, President  

    The month of February (Shevat) saw...

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    By Steven Shedlofsky, President  

    The ...

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  • By Dianne Bazell 

    “Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.” So says Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Hadassah member and founding editor of Ms. Magazine. “Each Jewish woman should strive to become a live troublemaker and a strong activist on behalf of gender justice.” 

    We are living in times that demand activism on many fronts, activism that requires us to recognize who we are and the principles for which we stand: in our case, as J...

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    By Dianne Bazell 

    “Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.” So says Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Hadassah member and founding editor of Ms. Magazine. “Each Jewish woman should strive to become a live troublemaker and a strong activist on beha...

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    By Dianne Bazell 

    “Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.” So says Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Hadassah member and founding editor of Ms. Magaz...

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    By Dianne Bazell 

    “Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.” So says Lett...

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    By Dianne Bazell 

    “Every society honors its live conformists and ...

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    “Every society ho...

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  • Chabad of the Bluegrass is one of more than 4,000 branches of the Chabad Lubavitch Movement, the world’s largest international organization involved with Jewish education and outreach programming. Chabad offers numerous options for Jewish learning on every level, including adult education, youth programs, and young adult activities. 

     

    PRACTICAL PARSHA 

    This weekly series gives you a concrete lesson from the Torah portion. Join us on Wednesdays at 7...

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    Chabad of the Bluegrass is one of more than 4,000 branches of the Chabad Lubavitch Movement, the world’s largest international organization involved with Jewish education and outreach programming. Chabad offers numerous options for Jewish learning on every level, including adu...

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    Chabad of the Bluegrass is one of more than 4,000 branches of the Chabad Lubavitch Movement, the world’s largest international organization involved with Jewish education and outr...

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    Chabad of the Bluegrass is one of more than 4,000 branches of the Chabad Lubavitch Movement, the world’s larg...

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    Chabad of the Bluegrass is one of more than 4,000 branches of the Chabad...

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  • Welcome 

    Ohavay Zion Synagogue is a warm and welcoming congregation in Lexington, Kentucky. Through the framework of Conservative Judaism, we explore our Jewish identities and form a community. We celebrate our diversity and welcome newcomers. Please join us! 

     

    Hadassah Shabbat 

    Get ready for Purim, and join us on Saturday, March 11 for Hadassah Shabbat. This is a great way to show your support for Hadassah and to celebrate Shabbat as a community...

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    Welcome 

    Ohavay Zion Synagogue is a warm and welcoming congregation in Lexington, Kentucky. Through the framework of Conservative Judaism, we explore our Jewish identities and form a community. We celebrate our diversity and welcome newcomers. Please join us! 

     

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    Welcome 

    Ohavay Zion Synagogue is a warm and welcoming congregation in Lexington, Kentucky. Through the framework of Conservative Judaism, we explore our Jewish identities and fo...

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    Welcome 

    Ohavay Zion Synagogue is a warm and welcoming congregation in Lexington, Kentucky. Through the fram...

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  • WHO WE ARE 

    Temple Adath Israel is a Reform Jewish congregation - We celebrate Torah, Justice, Tradition, and Faith. Our mission is to inspire Jews, to ensure a vibrant Jewish present and future by nurturing a multi-generational love for our tradition. Our "Community Center" approach to Judaism gives families a host of unique ways in which to love living relevant, soulful and experiential Jewish lives. Please call the Temple Administrator for more information if you are...

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    WHO WE ARE 

    Temple Adath Israel is a Reform Jewish congregation - We celebrate Torah, Justice, Tradition, and Faith. Our mission is to inspire Jews, to ensure a vibrant Jewish present and future by nurturing a multi-generational love for our tradition. Our "Community Center"...

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    WHO WE ARE 

    Temple Adath Israel is a Reform Jewish congregation - We celebrate Torah, Justice, Tradition, and Faith. Our mission is to inspire Jews, to ensure a vibrant Jewish...

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    WHO WE ARE 

    Temple Adath Israel is a Reform Jewish congregation - We celebrate Torah, Justice, Tradition,...

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  • By Dr. Jan Fernheimer 
     

    All events are free and open to the public! 

     

    “Decency and Envy: Womanhood and Motherhood in the Israeli National Narrative” 

    Boone Center Presentation, poet Dr. Marcela Sulak, February 6, 7 p.m. 

    Dr. Marcela Sulak will read from and discuss two collections of poetry that explore the role of womanhood and motherhood in the Israeli National Narrative. Her own Decency uses documentary methods to think throu...

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    By Dr. Jan Fernheimer 
     

    All events are free and open to the public! 

     

    “Decency and Envy: Womanhood and Motherhood in the Israeli National Narrative” 

    Boone Center Presentation, poet Dr. Marcela Sulak, February 6, 7 p.m. 

    Dr. Marcela Su...

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    By Dr. Jan Fernheimer 
     

    All events are free and open to the public! 

     

    “Decency and Envy: Womanhood and Motherhood in the Israeli National Narrative” 

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    By Dr. Jan Fernheimer 
     

    All events are free and open to the public! 

     

    “Decency and En...

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MOVIE HONORING A RIGHTEOUS GENTILE FOR YOM HASHOAH 

On April 24 (Yom HaShoah) Michael and Gloria Rie and Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass will sponsor a showing of “Disobedience” at the Kentucky Theater in respectful remembrance of Aristedes de Sousa Mendes, a Righteous Among the Nations at Yad Vashem. In June 1940 this devout Roman Catholic diplomatic consul of neutral Portugal in Bordeaux, France chose to grant 30,000 transit visas to Jews and other “undesireables” to reach Lisbon in direct defiance of his government’s directive prohibiting this action. This act of conscience directly permitted Dr. Rie’s grandparents and their children to come to the United States. Further details of time and voluntary donations will follow. Visit www.sousamendesfoundation.org for additional information on the film.

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Mazel Tov: 

Congratulations to Lily Embury for being selected for the All-State Women’s Chorus of the Kentucky Music Educators Association’s 2017 All-State High School Chorus. Lily is a student at Lafayette High School and the daughter of Michael and Dusty Embury.  

Congratulations to Marvin Krislov on his appointment as president of Pace University in New York City. Mr. Krislov is the son of the late Joe and Evelyn Krislov of Lexington. 

Congratulations to Abe Nelson on his Bar Mitzvah on March 18 at Temple Adath Israel. Abe is the son of Peter and Deborah Nelson.

Mazel tov to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission for its selection by The Plantory for the Lauren K. Weinberg Humanitarian Award. - From Bob and Sheila Orbach

Shalom News

 

SHALOM EDITORIAL BOARD

Barbara Goldman, Editor-in-Chief

Hanna Smith, Chairperson

Susan Cobin

Betty Nigoff

 

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Daniel Baker

Dianne Bazell

​Dr. Jan Fernheimer

Mimi Kaufman

Abigail Klein Leichman

​Tamara Ohayon

Richard Sandler

Reva Schottenstein

​Steve Shedlofsky

Hanna B. Smith

Rabbi H.D. Uriel Smith

SHALOM is published 10 times per year.

MARCH 2017, VOLUME XVI, ISSUE 2

 

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