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VOLUME XVI ISSUE 6

August 2017

AV/ELUL 5777 

 

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE:

Around the Community (Bottom of this page)

Ask A Rabbi By Rabbi Shlomo Litvin

Ask JFS By Mimi Kaufman

A chapter ends By Barbara Goldman

Exciting changes coming to Shalom By Daniel Baker

Campaign News By Tamara Ohayon

Chabad of the Bluegrass By Rabbi Shlomo Litvin

Hadassah News By Dianne Bazell

Camp Shalom swims through 2017 program changes By Tamara Ohayon

Israel21C A small Israeli guitar factory is making big noises abroad

Lexington Jewish Food Festival returns to TAI on August 27 By Mary Engel

Ben's Drash By Ben Belin

OZS celebrates 30th anniversary of "Walking The Torahs" By Hanna B. Smith

TAI hosts scholar-in-residence program By Hanna B. Smith

Ohavay Zion Synagogue News

Director's Message By Tamara Ohayon

Temple Adath Israel News

  • A chapter ends

    A lot has happened throughout my three-year journey with Shalom, both on a personal level as well as a global level. Both have certainly had their effect. Along with editing Shalom, my food column in the Ledger Independent (a northern Kentucky newspaper), and a few other writing gigs, my time has been spent working as a café chef,

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    A lot has happened throughout my three-year journey with Shalom, both on a personal level as well as a global level. Both have certainly had their effect. Along with editing Shalom, my food column in the Ledger Independent (a northern Kentucky newspaper), and a few other writing gigs, my...

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    A lot has happened throughout my three-year journey with Shalom, both on a personal level as well as a global level. Both have certainly had their effect. Along with editing Shalom, my foo...

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    A lot has happened throughout my three-year journey with Shalom, both on a personal level as well as a global level. B...

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    A lot has happened throughout my three-year journey with Shalom, both on a per...

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    A lot has happened throughout my three-year jour...

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  • Exciting changes coming to Shalom

    Have you ever picked up a newspaper and caught a whiff of that hot-off-the-press smell? If you’re a newspaper lover, you’re most likely smiling and thinking about the Shalom of yesterday, when it landed on your doorstep and unfolded to reveal exciting community content. Ah, the good old days!

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    Have you ever picked up a newspaper and caught a whiff of that hot-off-the-press smell? If you’re a newspaper lover, you’re most likely smiling and thinking about the Shalom of yesterday, when it landed on your doorstep and unfolded to reveal exciting community content. Ah, the good ...

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    Have you ever picked up a newspaper and caught a whiff of that hot-off-the-press smell? If you’re a newspaper lover, you’re most likely smiling and thinking about the Shalom of yesterd...

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    Have you ever picked up a newspaper and caught a whiff of that hot-off-the-press smell? If you’re a newspaper lover,...

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  • By Tamara Ohayon

    On June 8, 2017, at the home of Ronit and Dr. Avi Eres, Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass held its annual Major Gifts event. This year, with a theme of “Mensches and Margaritas: A Recipe for a Sweet Future,” attendees enjoyed wonderful drinks and desserts, great company, and a rousing talk and following discussion. Via live webcam, the national Board Chair of the Jewish Federations of North America, Richard Sandler, spoke to us about the impact of Jewish Fede...

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    By Tamara Ohayon

    On June 8, 2017, at the home of Ronit and Dr. Avi Eres, Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass held its annual Major Gifts event. This year, with a theme of “Mensches and Margaritas: A Recipe for a Sweet Future,” attendees enjoyed wonderful drinks and desserts, great ...

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    By Tamara Ohayon

    On June 8, 2017, at the home of Ronit and Dr. Avi Eres, Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass held its annual Major Gifts event. This year, with a theme of “Mensches and...

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    By Tamara Ohayon

    On June 8, 2017, at the home of Ronit and Dr. Avi Eres, Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass held it...

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    By Tamara Ohayon

    On June 8, 2017, at the home of Ronit and Dr. Avi Eres, Je...

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    On June 8, 2017, at the home...

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  • Israel 21C: A small Israeli guitar factory is making big noises abroad
    By Anav Silverman
    (Originally published online July 24, 2017)

     

    ‘It’s not just about crafting a guitar; it’s also about crafting the best sound possible,’ says co-owner of B&G Guitars in Tel Aviv.

     

    Not far from the Old Jaffa port, on the corner of Abulafia Street in Tel Aviv, there’s a small guitar workshop where boutique guitars are handcrafted for customers as far away as Singapore, Ha...

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    Israel 21C: A small Israeli guitar factory is making big noises abroad
    By Anav Silverman
    (Originally published online July 24, 2017)

     

    ‘It’s not just about crafting a guitar; it’s also about crafting the best sound possible,’ says co-owner of B&G Guitars in Tel Aviv.

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    Israel 21C: A small Israeli guitar factory is making big noises abroad
    By Anav Silverman
    (Originally published online July 24, 2017)

     

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  • CHABAD OF THE BLUEGRASS
    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.

    MEAT AND GREET!
    Show your support to the new Jewish students and enjoy an afternoon of fun with kosher food and entertain...

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    CHABAD OF THE BLUEGRASS
    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 lev...

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    CHABAD OF THE BLUEGRASS
    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...

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    CHABAD OF THE BLUEGRASS
    Chabad of the Bluegrass, is one of more than 4,000 branches of the Chabad Lubavitch Movement,...

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    CHABAD OF THE BLUEGRASS
    Chabad of the Bluegrass, is one of more than 4,000 br...

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  • By Dianne Bazell

    With the summer winding down, some of us may be recovering from vacations, as well as looking ahead to the upcoming High Holidays. Our chapter has kept busy, even without a July board meeting.

    Several members and associates gathered at a stimulating panel discussion in May, co-sponsored by the Federation’s Jewish Family Services, on making informed medical, legal, ethical, and financial decisions that express and respect personal and Jewish values and family needs. Dr...

    By Dianne Bazell

    With the summer winding down, some of us may be recovering from vacations, as well as looking ahead to the upcoming High Holidays. Our chapter has kept busy, even without a July board meeting.

    Several members and associates gathered at a stimulating panel discussion in May,...

    By Dianne Bazell

    With the summer winding down, some of us may be recovering from vacations, as well as looking ahead to the upcoming High Holidays. Our chapter has kept busy, even without a July...

    By Dianne Bazell

    With the summer winding down, some of us may be recovering from vacations, as well as looking ahead to the ...

    By Dianne Bazell

    With the summer winding down, some of us may be recovering from vac...

    By Dianne Bazell

    With the summer winding down, some of...

    By Dianne Bazell

    With the sum...

    By Dianne Bazell

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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!

     

    RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

    Please be in touch if you are interested in finding out more about Ohavay Zion Synagogue’s Religious School. We have a warm and diverse community, and our students have a lot of fun as they learn...

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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!

     

    RELIGIOUS SCHOOL

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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 com...

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    Welcome

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

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    Welcome

    Ohavay Zion Synagogue is a warm and welcoming congregation in Lexin...

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    Ohavay Zion Synagogue is a warm and w...

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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 interested ...

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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 t...

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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 an...

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    WHO WE ARE

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

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    WHO WE ARE

    Temple Adath Israel is a Reform Jewish congregation - We celebra...

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    WHO WE ARE

    Temple Adath Israel is a Reform Je...

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--- AROUND THE COMMUNITY ---

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 

Want to see your upcoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah in Shalom?  Please email Barbara Goldman (shalom@jewishlexington.org) the following information: student’s name, when and where the event is being held, mitzvah project, names of parents and grandparents, and a photo.

Make a Donation to JFB in Someone's Honor or Memory

Make a donation to the Jewish Federation in honor or memory of someone, or in celebration of a special occasion, and help JFB nurture the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning) within our Jewish community at home and abroad.

 

Send us your special contributions with a note specifying its intent. Also, let us know if you would like your contribution published in this box in Shalom. You may also make your special contribution online here.

 

Celebrate your loved ones and support our Jewish community by giving a special contribution. Thank you for your support.

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You may contribute online using this form, or mail a check to JFB, 1050 Chinoe Rd Ste 112, Lexington, KY 40502. Please make checks payable to JFB and write "Shalom" on the memo line. 

 

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Thank you to our generous donors!

Mazel Tov:
Congratulations to Noah Katz for being an overall state winner in music composition in the 2016-17 Reflections contest. He is a student at Tates Creek Middle School. Noah’s sister, Madeline Rosie Katz, was nominated for excellence in literature in the same contest. Rosie is a student at Maxwell Elementary School. Rosie and Noah are the children of Douglas and Linda Katz and the grandchildren of Minna Katz-Brown.

 

Congratulations to Eliana Shapere for being accepted for the summer residency program of the 2017 Governor’s School for the Arts. Eliana’s subject is creative writing. She is a student at Tates Creek High School.

 

The family of Irving Morris, on his September 2 Bar Mitzvah.

 

The family of Galadriel Valentina Stamm, on her October 7 Bat Mitzvah.

 

Condolences:

Rabbi Uri (Hanna) Smith on the death of his aunt Chava Smit of Kibbutz Ma’agan, Israel.

 

The family of Kaye Frankel, mother of Sharon Yokelson, Gregory Frankel, Patricia Dutton, and William Frankel.

 

The family of Irwin "Buz" Bussel, uncle of Ilyse Lonsbury and great uncle of Travis and Cody Lonsbury.

 

The family of Howard Cherin, brother of Leona (Charles) Stern and uncle of Shirley (Jared) Bryan and grand uncle of Kayla and Jordan Bryan.

 

The family of Morton Rosenberg, father of Cathy (Lon) Oyster.

 

The family of Louis Hustedde, father of Ron (Carol) Hustedde and grandfather of Michael Hustedde.

 

The family of Fran Bloom, mother of Jane (Bill) Grisé., Deborah (Fred) Coates and Anne (Wayne) Graff and grandmother of Michelle and Joshua Grisé, Jennifer Coates and Kaitlin and Justin Graff.

Shalom News

 

SHALOM EDITORIAL BOARD

Barbara Goldman, Editor-in-Chief

Hanna Smith, Chairperson

Susan Cobin

Betty Nigoff

 

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Daniel Baker

Dianne Bazell

Ben Belin

Mary Engel

Barbara Goldman

Mimi Kaufman

Rabbi Shlomo Litvin

Tamara Ohayon

Anav Silverman

Hanna B. Smith

SHALOM is published 10 times per year.

August 2017, VOLUME XVI, ISSUE 6

 

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