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Ottawa Jewish Bulletin – June 16, 2008 – Page 17

ALL JEWISH STUDENTS STUDYING IN OTTAWA Looking for a great central, affordable and fun place to live? If so, JSA-Hillel is looking for you! Members of Die Folkshpieler (from left to right), Judith Weirman, Teena Hendelman and Ed Sussman perform in the theatre group’s 2007 “Dr. Chatzkel” skit.

Die Folkshpieler salutes the Jewish family By David Michaelson Die Folkshpieler Well, not really. The way Die Folkshpieler does a salute – oy gevalt! This theatre group of the Soloway Jewish Community Centre (JCC) will perform its sixth annual show, in Yiddish, of course, on June 22 and it’s all about the fictional Sutzkova family. But on what aspect of the Sutzkova family will the Die Folkshpieler players concentrate? Sutzkova frumkeit? Learning? Generosity? Perhaps Mishpocha Mishegas, the title of Shirley Steinberg’s new play, will give you a hint. In other words, it’s about family foibles, shticks and peculiarities.

We are now accepting applicants who want to move in to the new Hillel House located at 284 Laurier Avenue East in downtown Ottawa in the bustling neighbourhood of Sandy Hill. You will be living with five other Jewish students from all walks of life in a beautiful, newly renovated house. You will be minutes away from the market and the University of Ottawa, and have access to a free shuttle to Carleton that runs every half hour.

Mishpocha Mishegas opens with 87-yearold Chaim Sutzkova, the only one left of the older Sutzkovas, writing what he remembers of them. Why? So that he will not forget their various mishugasen. Is there a family without peculiarities? Not for Die Folkshpieler. From our very first performance, we have emphasized humour, gelechter and giving our audiences a good time. Mishpocha Mishegas promises to carry on this fine tradition. Mishpocha Mishegas will be performed at the Soloway JCC on Sunday, June 22, at 2 pm. For information, contact Roslyn Wollock at or 613-7989818, ext. 254 .

Hillel Lodge Auxiliary telethon June 16-17 By Pat Neuman for Hillel Lodge Auxiliary The Hillel Lodge Auxiliary has been working for more than 50 years to improve the quality of life for the residents of the Bess and Moe Greenberg Family Hillel Lodge and will hold its annual telethon on June 16 and 17. All proceeds from the telethon, as well as from the annual tea and gift shop, are used for the betterment of the lives of the Lodge residents. They fund such worthwhile endeavours as replacement of fish for the fish tank, additional chairs for the recreational programs and equipment to help care for the residents, including additional eye wash stations and nutritional analysis software. The funds are also used to provide flowers for the holidays, gifts for all residents’ birthdays, special outings and the purchase of newer equipment. The Auxiliary volunteers take great pride in contributions such as the magnificent artistic wall mural and other decorations that beautify and humanize the living environment at the Lodge. They have also purchased the specialized automatic beds that signifi-

cantly reduce the incidence of bed sores. Planning is also now under way for the Auxiliary’s annual tea, to be held October 26. The tea, which has always proven to be an extremely enjoyable afternoon for both the Lodge residents and the community, includes appetizing refreshments and wonderful entertainment and provides an opportunity for supporters to see how the funds raised in support of Hillel Lodge are used to make the lives of our seniors living there so much more enjoyable. The Auxiliary also operates one of the most beautiful gift shops of its kind with many unique items for the Jewish holidays and all other occasions. Visitors from other cities have commented on the high quality and remarkable variety of the shop’s merchandise and its incredibly affordable prices. The Auxiliary is a dedicated group of volunteers committed to bringing additional comfort and support to the lives of residents at the Bess and Moe Greenberg Family Hillel Lodge. Your support for this telethon will go a long way to making Hillel Lodge an even better place for all its residents.

Your rent will include: • Free onsite laundry • Cable/wireless high speed internet • Utilities (Heat/Hydro/Water) • A furnished common room with big screen TV • Parking available • The experience of living at the forefront of Jewish student life in Ottawa!

Rooms start at $500 all inclusive, and occupancy opens July, August or September. Rooms are going fast, so do not miss this wonderful opportunity.

Please contact Brian Greenberg at 613-762-9977 between 9 am and 5 pm or email

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