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VOLUME XVI ISSUE 3

APRIL 2017

NISSAN/IYAR 5777 

 

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE:

Around the Community (Bottom of this page)

Ask A Rabbi Fourth Child Blues, A Question of Silence By Rabbi David Wirtschafter

Campaign News By Tamara Ohayon

Hadassah News By Dianne Bazell

Havurah News By Judy Goldsmith

In Memory of Evelyn Dantzic Geller, 1930-2017 By Hanna B Smith

Israel21C Study finds clues to blood cancer in Arabs and Jews​

JFS: At Your Service Child abuse awareness month. By Mimi Kaufman

Midway By Reva Schottenstein

Ohavay Zion Synagogue News

President's Message By Evalyn Block

Talia's Farewell By Talia Smolkin

Temple Adath Israel News

UK Jewish Studies Program Spring Events By Dr. Jan Fernheimer

  • Thank You to our Super Sunday Donors and Volunteers 

    By Tamara Ohayon 

    The 2017 Community Campaign kicked off on Sunday, February 26 with our annual Super Sunday phonathon.  With twenty volunteers and staff we were able to reach out to nearly 200 households.  Thank you to those who answered our call and committed to supporting our work. 

    Special thanks to volunteers Mike Ades, Evalyn Block, Gayle Bourne, Bruce Broudy, Jane Chaput, Gail Cohen, Erin Fulton...

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    Thank You to our Super Sunday Donors and Volunteers 

    By Tamara Ohayon 

    The 2017 Community Campaign kicked off on Sunday, February 26 with our annual Super Sunday phonathon.  With twenty volunteers and staff we were able to reach out to nearly 200 households.  Thank yo...

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    Thank You to our Super Sunday Donors and Volunteers 

    By Tamara Ohayon 

    The 2017 Community Campaign kicked off on Sunday, February 26 with our annual Super Sunday phonathon....

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    Thank You to our Super Sunday Donors and Volunteers 

    By Tamara Ohayon 

    The 2017 Community Campaign kick...

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  • By Hanna B. Smith 

    Our friend Evelyn Dantzic Geller, who died on January 22, accomplished much during her lifetime. Yet for those who knew her, her most enduring legacy is her personality. People talk about Evelyn’s kindness, her enduring friendship, her loyalty to the causes that she espoused, reaching out to newcomers, her enjoyment of life, and especially her love of children and young people. 

    Evelyn grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and attended college in th...

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    By Hanna B. Smith 

    Our friend Evelyn Dantzic Geller, who died on January 22, accomplished much during her lifetime. Yet for those who knew her, her most enduring legacy is her personality. People talk about Evelyn’s kindness, her enduring friendship, her loyalty to the caus...

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    By Hanna B. Smith 

    Our friend Evelyn Dantzic Geller, who died on January 22, accomplished much during her lifetime. Yet for those who knew her, her most enduring legacy is her ...

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    By Hanna B. Smith 

    Our friend Evelyn Dantzic Geller, who died on January 22, accomplished much during her ...

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  • Shalom to all, 
     
    I wanted to share with you that I am leaving my position here at Jewish Federation in mid-March. This was a very difficult decision because I deeply care for our work and this incredible community. It is the relationships that I have with the staff, volunteers, donors, and community members that have brought tremendous joy and meaning to this work. 

    As many of you know, I have a particularly soft spot in my heart for PJ Library. PJ Library can spark J...

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    Shalom to all, 
     
    I wanted to share with you that I am leaving my position here at Jewish Federation in mid-March. This was a very difficult decision because I deeply care for our work and this incredible community. It is the relationships that I have with the staff, volunteers, d...

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    Shalom to all, 
     
    I wanted to share with you that I am leaving my position here at Jewish Federation in mid-March. This was a very difficult decision because I deeply care for our wo...

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    Shalom to all, 
     
    I wanted to share with you that I am leaving my position here at Jewish Federation in mid-Marc...

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    Shalom to all, 
     
    I wanted to share with you that I am leaving my positi...

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  •  By Reva Schottenstein 
     
    One of the things I love about living in Lexington is that you can drive less than 30 minutes in any direction and find a charming little town to explore. One of the closest and most charming towns in the heart of the bluegrass is Midway. Midway is just a twenty minute drive down Leestown Road. With its lovely Victorian homes and quaint Main Street shopping district, Midway is a great place to spend a weekend afternoon. 


     
    The town was ...

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     By Reva Schottenstein 
     
    One of the things I love about living in Lexington is that you can drive less than 30 minutes in any direction and find a charming little town to explore. One of the closest and most charming towns in the heart of the bluegrass is Midway. Midway is just ...

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     By Reva Schottenstein 
     
    One of the things I love about living in Lexington is that you can drive less than 30 minutes in any direction and find a charming little town to explore....

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     By Reva Schottenstein 
     
    One of the things I love about living in Lexington is that you can drive less than 3...

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    One of the things I love about living in Lex...

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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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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 Judy Goldsmith 

    Once we were strangers in a strange land. We left the safety of our home to move to Egypt because of a dream of food in a hungry time, of cattle lean and fat, and a dreamer. There we settled, and the leadership that welcomed us was replaced by leaders who saw us as cheap labor. Next thing we knew, we were in the building trade, a crucial and underpaid part of the economy, a threat to the government at a time when our host country was otherwise preoccu...

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    By Judy Goldsmith 

    Once we were strangers in a strange land. We left the safety of our home to move to Egypt because of a dream of food in a hungry time, of cattle lean and fat, and a dreamer. There we settled, and the leadership that welcomed us was replaced by leaders who ...

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    By Judy Goldsmith 

    Once we were strangers in a strange land. We left the safety of our home to move to Egypt because of a dream of food in a hungry time, of cattle lean and fat,...

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    By Judy Goldsmith 

    Once we were strangers in a strange land. We left the safety of our home to move to Egyp...

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    By Judy Goldsmith 

    Once we were strangers in a strange land. We lef...

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    By Judy Goldsmith 

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  • Excerpted from the Hadassah Shabbat Drash on T’tzavveh at Ohavay Zion Synagogue, By Dianne Bazell, President 

    March 11, 2017 

     

    We Jews are a remembering people. Many of our mitzvot serve as reminders, helping us to maintain our consciousness of ourselves, individually and collectively, from our rising up until our lying down, year-in-and-year-out, as Jews. We are continually called upon to remember. 

     

    As Yosef Haim Yerushal...

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    Excerpted from the Hadassah Shabbat Drash on T’tzavveh at Ohavay Zion Synagogue, By Dianne Bazell, President 

    March 11, 2017 

     

    We Jews are a remembering people. Many of our mitzvot serve as reminders, helping us to maintain our consciousness of ...

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    Excerpted from the Hadassah Shabbat Drash on T’tzavveh at Ohavay Zion Synagogue, By Dianne Bazell, President 

    March 11, 2017 

     

    We Jews are a rememb...

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    Excerpted from the Hadassah Shabbat Drash on T’tzavveh at Ohavay Zion Synagogue, By Dianne Bazell, Pre...

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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! 

     

    CONGREGATIONAL PASSOVER SEDER 

    Please join us for our congregational Seder on Tuesday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m. as we celebrate our freedom, thank God, and delight in eating matzo ball ...

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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 f...

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    Welcome 

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

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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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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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Please note: Information for Around the Community comes to us from a variety of individuals and Jewish institutions. It's a pretty haphazard arrangement; except for b'nai mitzvah, we do not have the resources or staff to collect information or research each item. If you would like to see an event or life passage in your family acknowledged here, please be sure we get the full and correct information as you would like to see it printed. Send notices to shalom@jewishlexington.org. Remember, we welcome photos too!


ATTENTION PROUD GRAND-PARENTS, PARENTS, & STUDENTS

We want to publish any original writing produced by our community's elementary- and high-school-age children. If you're proud of something written by one of our kids, either fiction or non-fiction, please email it to shalom@jewishlexington.org.


B’NAI MITZVAH ANNOUNCEMENTS 

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Thank you to our generous donors!

Mazel Tov: 

Charlie & Jane Spiegel on becoming grandparents to Lakin Henry Spiegel, born on Valentine’s Day to proud parents Mike & Libby Spiegel. 

Jim Ridolfo, for winning the 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Research Impact Award for his book, “Digital Samaritans: Rhetorical Delivery and Engagement in the Digital Humanities” 

Dr. Stephen C. Umansky for being elected president of the Lexington Clinic Board of Directors. 

Alain Stein for being elected to the Board of Directors of the Lexington Clinic. Mr. Stein is one of two non-physicians elected to this board because of his leadership role in the Lexington community. 

Deborah and Peter Nelson on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Abraham Sutter Nelson. 

The Szekely/Tackett families on the Bat Mitzvah of Emilie Tacket. 

 

 

Shalom News

 

SHALOM EDITORIAL BOARD

Barbara Goldman, Editor-in-Chief

Hanna Smith, Chairperson

Susan Cobin

Betty Nigoff

 

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Dianne Bazell

Evalyn Block

Judy Goldsmith

Mimi Kaufman

​Tamara Ohayon

Reva Schottenstein

Hanna B. Smith

Talia Smolkin

Rabbi David Wirtschafter

SHALOM is published 10 times per year.

APRIL 2017, VOLUME XVI, ISSUE 3

 

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