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Dear Dad By Larry Levine It has now been fifteen years since you passed away. The last time I wrote you I told you about the many changes to our world. Not sure if you keep track of time up there but I am now 56 years old. Jason and Jared are in college and the girls (whom you never met) are growing up way too fast. More on the personal stuff later. Since we last spoke the economy is doing a little bit better but I fear it is all an illusion. Unemployment is still sky high and the Fed has been pumping up the economy by keeping interest rates artificially low. This recovery has been the weakest since the great depression. The very wealthy are getting wealthier and the middle class - whom this president speaks about incessantly is doing terrible under his regime (yes regime). President Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney in the past election winning his second term. It was the dirtiest election that I have seen in my short time here on earth. Billions of dollars were spent by both sides. Simple tag lines were used to divide the country along racial, ethnic, gender, and class lines. This was the strategy by the president who was elected originally by promising that he would be a great unite not a divider. There is one thing you can count on with this president and his “followers” is that whatever he says he usually means the opposite. Our Jewish community re-elected him with a 70 percent majority. That is actually better than it was the first election but is still incredibly troublesome. It seems that no matter what the president does our community gives him see DAD page 2

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JCC to Host 2016 Maccabi Games The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of four cities to host the 2016 JCC Maccabi Games. The competition is held each summer in North America and is the second largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world. From July 24-29, 2016, Jewish teen athletes from around the globe will be invited to attend the Olympicsstyle athletic competition, which will coincidentally fall shortly after the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil.

The JCC Board of Trustees voted to host the 2016 Games at its March meeting. “We are thrilled to have the chance to showcase our wonderful and supportive Columbus Jewish community in 2016. I am confident that Columbus will yet again step up to the plate and serve as a wonderful host community for the young athletes competing in the Games,” said Lisa Newmark, JCC Board President. The JCC has been honored to host the games in 1995, 1999, and 2004. “We are delighted to have been selected again

to host the 2016 games right here in Columbus. This time we have two and a half years to get ready and that is just the right timing,” said Carol Folkerth, JCC Executive Director. Those interested in volunteering to assist with the Games, hosting an athlete in their home, or learning more about the 2016 JCC Maccabi Games may contact Mike Klapper, JCC Assistant Executive Director, at or by calling 614-559-6232.

Galron Choir Delights Columbus By Barbara Abel Topolosky The Galron Choir, an Israeli Kfar Saba choir, just completed a successful week performing in Columbus, Ohio. The last time members of this well-known Israeli choir came to Columbus was in 2004. Koleinu, the resident Jewish adult choir, reciprocated by touring Kfar Saba in 2005.It was a warm homecoming between the two groups. Members of the Columbus Jewish Federation were also in attendance with Gordon Hecker, President and Chief Executive of the Federation, giving introductions at many of the performances. The whole relationship began when the Jewish Federation adopted Kfar Saba

as the Columbus sister city some years ago. Since that time, there have been many different people exchanges between the two cities. The name of this program is the P2K partnership. and it works beautifully. Columbus is not the only city that does this; it is nationwide, and each city adopts its own partner. The 2014 Galron singing committee was chaired by Cindy Leland, who sang with see CHOIR page 8

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DAD FROM PAGE 1 a pass. I took a local rabbi - whom I like and respect - out to lunch to ask him why he supported this president and he could not give a real lucid reason. It is like somebody put something in our Manischewitz wine to make Jews vote Democratic no matter who is in charge. We are now living in a society where the government can listen in, read and know virtually everything about what we are doing. Privacy is an illusion. The military now uses “drones” or aerial vehicles that can stay aloft for a long time they can photograph gnats making love at thousands of feet off the ground. Political enemies get punished by the IRS and other government agencies. This administration’s actions would make Richard Nixon blush. Democrats testify in Congress that there is “no evidence” that the IRS was targeting conservatives. That is true because the Democrats are withholding evidence, stalling, and lying. Even the attorney general (Eric Holder) was cited for contempt of court, for another case where he didn’t (and still hasn’t) delivered what was subpoenaed to Congress. Oh, and he is now screaming unfair treatment “racism” because he is

black. That is the new tactic. Withhold evidence and get called out on it during a hearing? Racism. Criticize the president for not telling the truth? Racism. I am leaving out what could be an entire thesis but I know that you have more fun things to do up there. The entire country’s health care system has been changed to what they sarcastically call “Obamacare.” Now all of the promises that the president and Democrats made are not coming true. The president promised that “if you like your current health care you can keep it.” Not true. Of course since then millions of people have lost their health care, and the Democrats are blaming this on “inferior” health care programs. You sit there watching this in disbelief that anybody with a brain can’t figure out that they are just lying. Scandals get covered up by a passive, supine media, that doesn’t want to rock the boat, and buckles under pressure from this administration. It is starting to feel like we are headed for, or are becoming part of a totalitarian state. The president pretends to love and protect Israel all the while doing everything to pressure

them to do what he wishes. What is worse is that it is so obvious to everybody but Jews, especially rabbis - who I plan to start playing poker with because most of them are suckers. Sorry, but it is true. Iran is close to or already has the capability to make nuclear weapons. The U.S. had been successful in pressuring Iran by forcing sanctions on them. So what did we do? We listed some of them with the promise of “talks” with an uncertain deadline. We let them go and they are laughing at us. They even appointed as their ambassador to the U.S. a former member of the “student” group who took our Embassy hostage during the takeover after the Shah. The “talks” so far have resulted in nothing. Syria has been using chemical weapons on its own people. Our president (during the election) promised that this would be a red line. The day after John Kerry (oh by the way he is the sSecretary of State) promised that there would be action against Assad and Syria the President made a deal with Vladimir Putin (he is the head of Russia and a big fan of Stalin) for the Russians to handle the dismantling, and destruction of the Syria stockpiles. I guess this was his “red” line just go to the former Soviets. Oh, by the way deadlines passed and they are still using nerve gas David M. Manuta, Ph.D., FAIC Sarin on their own 431 Gordon Avenue - Waverly, Ohio 45690 people. Can you imagine letting the Russians who are supporting Syria “supervise” the so called dismantling of their WMD

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program? Nice. On a lighter note. The Columbus Blue Jackets are in the playoffs. Oh, you don’t know who they are. They are the first professional sports team in Columbus (not counting Ohio State which is very professional). They have been here for over ten years and have never won a playoff game. My prediction is that if they last the first round against a superior Pittsburgh Penguins team, they will go all the way and win the Stanley Cup. Now the personal stuff. I am getting older. Thanks (not to you) to Mom I have not gone grey yet but I am getting lots of little grey guys on each side of my head. I adore all of my children but wish you were here to give me advice (I didn’t always listen to you when you were alive but now I think that you were a genius). I always wonder if I am doing the right thing. The world has changed and we now have issues like our children spending too much time on devices like iPad and iPod. What are these? They are zombie-making machines that enrapture our kids by enticing them with music, games, movies, and get this, video phone calls with friends. Yes, technology is better than what you watched with Kirk and Spock on Star Trek. The world is at our finger tips but our families are becoming zombielike. I wish that you and Mom were here for our adventures but you are always not far from my thoughts and feelings. Life is getting more complicated, Dad. Until we meet again (hopefully a long time from now) I love and miss you. It has been a long, tough, 15 years without you, and now, Mom. Love your bewildered son

JCC Kaleidoscope and PJ Library Partner to Support Ukrainian Jewish Community Kaleidoscope kids at the JCC are leading the efforts to support the Ukrainian Jewish community during this uncertain time. As the holiday of Passover approached on Monday, March 31, 15 children gathered in the JCC’s Zusman Building. During the JCC’s Kaleidoscope after school programming, they put together a care package to send overseas to the Mazal Tov JCC in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. The PJ Library donated 10 new books to surprise the Jewish children in Zaporizhzhia. The children were excited to share some of their favorite stories with their friends overseas. In addition, the children

decorated Kiddush cups to send and packaged a variety of chocolate Passoverthemed foods like chocolate macaroons to use in a kidfriendly Chocolate Seder. Two new, bound and laminated hagaddot and several nonlaminated haggadah copies were sent, as well. The children of the Ukraine JCC should receive their Chocolate Seder care package just in time for Passover! “We hope this is the beginning of a wonderful cultural exchange between our children and the children of the Ukrainian JCC as we continue to connect with and support the JCC in Ukraine,” said Carol Folkerth, JCC Executive Director.

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Five Healthiest Foods 1 - Apples Apples are an excellent source of antioxidants, which combat free radicals. Free radicals are damaging substances generated in the body that cause undesirable changes and are involved in the aging process and some diseases. Some animal studies have found that an antioxidant found in apples (polyphenols) might extend lifespans. Researchers at The Florida State University said that apples are a “miracle fruit”. In their study, the investigators found that older women who starting a regime of eating apples daily experienced a 23 percent drop in levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and a 4% increase in good cholesterol (HDL) after just six months. Apples and pears can reduce stroke risk by 52%. Researchers from Wageningen Uninversity in the Netherlands, found that consuming fruit with white edible portions, such as pears and apples, can potentially reduce the risk of stroke by 52%. 2 - Almonds


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Almonds are rich in nutrients, including magnesium, vitamin E, iron, calcium, fiber, and riboflavin. A scientific review published in Nutrition Reviews3 found that almonds as a food may help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Almonds have more fiber than any other tree nut. The fatty acid profile of almonds, which is made up of 91-94% unsaturated fatty acids, may partly explain why it helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Appetite decreased by snacking on almonds, no increase in body weight. esearch published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that participants who ate 1.5 ounces of dry-roasted, lightly salted almonds every day experienced reduced hunger and improved dietary vitamin E and “good” fat intake with no increase in body weight. Research review suggests almonds contain nutrients that provide cardioprotective effects. A scientific review, published in Nutrition Reviews, suggests that nutrient-rich almonds may promote heart health, and may help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Eating nuts every day may prolong life. Eating a handful of nuts a day could help you live longer and lower a your risk of death from heart disease and cancer, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.6 3 - Broccoli Broccoli is rich in fiber, calcium, potassium, folate and phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are compounds which reduce the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Broccoli also contains vitamin C, as well as betacarotene, an antioxidant. Boiling broccoli for too long can destroy much of its vital nutrients. A single 100 gram serving of broccoli can provide you with over 150 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C, which in large doses can potentially shorten the duration of the common cold. Another ingredient, sulforphane, which exists in broccoli, is also said to have anti-cancer as well as anti-inflammatory qualities. However, overcooking can destroy most of the benefits. 4 - Blueberries Blueberries are rich in fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are natural chemicals found in plants. Unlike minerals and vitamins that are also found in plant foods, phytonutrients are not essential for keeping us alive. However, they may help prevent disease and keep the body working properly. According to a study carried out at Harvard Medical School, elderly people who eat plenty of blueberries (and strawberries) are less likely to suffer from cognitive decline, compared to other people of their age who do not. Scientists at Texas Woman’s University found that blueberries help in curbing obesity. Plant polyphenols, which are abundant in blueberries, have been shown to reduce the development of fat cells (adipogenesis), while inducing the breakdown of lipids and fat (lipolysis). 5 - Oily fish

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About Childhood Crohn’s Disease Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). They are chronic and painful disorders that affect the intestinal tract. Ten percent, or 140,000, of the estimated 1.4 million Americans who suffer from IBD are under the age of 18. Approximately 20 percent of patients have another family member with IBD, and families frequently share a similar pattern of disease. IBD, which has been detected in infants as young as 18 months, can be particularly hard to diagnose in children. Symptoms The initial symptoms may be nonspecific weight loss or delayed growth. For example, 80-90 percent of children with Crohn’s disease experience weight loss. For this reason, the correct diagnosis can be difficult to make. The average delay in diagnosis is three years from the onset of symptoms. Other symptoms range from mild to severe and life-threatening and include any or all of the following: persistent diarrhea, abdominal pain or cramps, rectal bleeding, intermittent fever, inflammation of joints (arthritic-like symptoms), inflammation of skin or eyes, and, skin nodules and ulcers. Sixty to 90 percent of children with Crohn’s disease and 14 percent of children with ulcerative colitis experience growth failure. Both the causes of and medical cures for IBD are unknown. Colectomy (surgical removal of the colon) is the only cure for ulcerative colitis. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease; while surgery may be needed to help control symptoms or treat complications, relapses are common.

There is no link between eating certain kinds of foods and IBD. However, dietary modifications, especially during flare-ups, can help reduce symptoms and replace lost nutrients. IBD is not a psychosomatic illness. There is no evidence to suggest that emotions play a causative role, but emotional stress can affect symptoms. Treatment In younger patients, IBD tends to be more aggressive than in adults; thus, more aggressive treatment is needed. Medications currently available alleviate inflammation and reduce symptoms but do not provide a cure. The principal drugs used to treat Crohn’s disease and colitis are 5-ASA agents (e.g., sulfasalazine, mesalamine) and corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone). Prednisone can cause physically and emotionally disturbing side effects in children, including acne, puffy faces, weight gain, and growth retardation. Sometimes, special nutritional therapy is needed to successfully treat IBD in children, because their maturing bodies require more vital proteins, vitamins, calories, and minerals. A child who suffers from growth failure may require tube feedings or total parental nutrition (TPN)--intravenous feedings that fulfill all nutritional requirements. In some severe cases, surgery becomes the only option. An estimated two-thirds to three-quarters of children with Crohn’s disease will require one or more operations in their lifetime.

Protect Your Feet from Foot Pain By Dr. Rob Danoff They may be big, they may be ugly and they may certainly be stinky. But no matter what the description, they are our feet and we need to take care of them. I remember reading the results of a survey of women conducted by the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society. It found 90 percent of those interviewed wore shoes that were too small. And guess what? The majority of those women ended up with foot problems. Needless to say, anyone (male or female) who has experienced an ill-fitting shoe knows when your feet hurt, other parts of your body are not happy. For example, when we attempt to carry on in spite of foot pain, our body compensates by walking with an altered stride. This in turn has the potential to trigger ankle, knee, hip and even back pain. That’s why it’s especially important to protect your feet as best you can and this often begins with the choice of your shoes. IF THE SHOE DOESN’T FIT INSIDE THE STORE, IT WON’T FIT OUTSIDE THE STORE When choosing a new pair of shoes, it’s important to follow some basic steps that will help to decrease your risk for “the agony of da-feet.” These include: (1) Shopping at the end of the day after you have walked and have been standing for a little bit of time. This is generally when your feet are at their greatest size, often due to excess fluid from the effects of gravity. (2) Ask the sales associate to measure your

feet, especially if you have lost or gained weight as this may have changed the length or width of your feet. And, if one foot is bigger than the other, fit the shoe to the largest foot. (3) Wear the type of socks you would use with that particular shoe. (4) If you wear an orthotic device, place it in your new shoe to ensure proper fit. (5) If you have a foot health concern (bunions, blisters, high arch or flat feet, etc.), speak with your foot specialist (podiatrist) for suggestions prior to purchasing the shoes. (6) If purchasing women’s shoes, aim for flats. If going for heels, limit the elevation to 1 inch. (7) Try on both shoes and walk around to ensure a comfortable fit. There is no “break-in” period when it comes to shoes. (8) Buy the shoe to match the activity. For instance, while running shoes are engineered to accommodate and absorb heel strikes to the ground, tennis shoes provide greater side-toside stability. (9) There should be a ½-inch “wiggle room” from the end of your large toe to the end of the shoe. It’s also important to ensure comfort and fit for your heel. If it’s too tight or offers little or no cushion, walk-away from that particular shoe. Lastly, if the shoes you are trying on don’t feel right in the store, chances are they never will.

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Humans need seven to nine hours of sleep per night to function properly, but just 59% of American adults surveyed by Gallup in 2013 got enough sleep — way down from the 84% who reported sleeping that much in 1942. Just 14% said they got five or fewer. That’s enough to seriously endanger health and wellbeing in most people. According to the CDC, insufficient sleep is an “epidemic,” with a survey conducted by the agency finding 35.3% of people get less than seven hours of sleep on average. A surprising 37.9% reported being tired enough to doze off during the middle of the day in the past month, while an unnerving 4.7% admitted to sleeping at the wheel of a car. WebMD claims that sleep deprivation can cause accidents, lower your intelligence, numb your sex drive, impair your memory and contribute to depression and weight gain. A survey in 2005 of 10,000 adults between the ages of 32 and 49 found that those who slept less than seven hours a night were

significantly more likely to be obese. In March, research published in the Journal of Neuroscience found that prolonged wakefulness permanently damaged locus ceruleus brain cells responsible for keeping mice alert and awake. “We now have evidence that sleep loss can lead to irreversible injury,” said lead study author Sigrid Veasey, MD of the University of Pennsylvania. “This might be in a simple animal but this suggests to us that we are going to have to look very carefully in humans.” “We’re shifting to a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week society, and as a result we’re increasingly not sleeping like we used to,” the University of British Columbia’s Najib T. Ayas told the Washington Post. “We’re really only now starting to understand how that is affecting health, and it appears to be significant.” According to former Bellevue Hospital Sleep Disorders Center Director Dr. Joyce Walseban, “Mood and sleep use the same neurotransmitters. It’s very hard to tell if

someone has sleep loss or depression.” The CDC recommends that people time their sleep requirements according to the following chart, “although there

is no ‘magic number’ as individual sleep needs vary.” These estimates should put you in a ballpark range of whether or not you’re getting enough sleep.

Even the healthiest people can find sticking with an exercise regimen difficult — and if you suffer from the joint pain of arthritis, moving your body may be the last thing you want to think about. But regular exercise not only helps maintain joint function, it also relieves stiffness and reduces pain and fatigue. Here from the experts at Harvard Medical School are the goals you need to keep in mind for your exercise routine if you have arthritis: 1) A better range of motion(improved

joint mobility and flexibility). To increase your range of motion, move a joint as far as it can go and then try to push a little farther. These exercises can be done any time, even when your joints are painful or swollen, as long as you do them gently. 2) Stronger muscles(through resistance training). Fancy equipment isn’t needed. You can use your own body weight as resistance to build muscles. For example, here’s a simple exercise that can help ease the strain on your knees by strengthening your thigh muscles. Sit

in a chair. Now lean forward and stand by pushing up with your thigh muscles (use your arms for balance only). Stand a moment, then sit back down, using your thigh muscles. 3) Better endurance.Aerobic exercise — such as walking, swimming, and bicycling — strengthens your heart and lungs and thereby increases endurance and overall health. Stick to activities that don’t jar your joints, and avoid high impact activities such as jogging. If you’re having a flare-up of symptoms, wait until

it subsides before doing endurance exercise. 4) Better balance. There are simple ways to work on balance. For example, stand with your weight on both feet. Then try lifting one foot while you balance on the other foot for 5 seconds. Repeat on the other side. Over time, work your way up to 30 seconds. Yoga and tai chi are also good for balance.

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Dental Xerostomia, AKA Dry Mouth One of the most common complaints of the mouth is xerostomia or “dry mouth”. Dry mouth is often related to health issues, lifestyle factors, medical treatments and results from a decrease in the flow and production of saliva. Saliva has five functions: lubrication and protection; buffering action and clearance; maintenance of tooth strength; antibacterial activity; and taste and digestion. Saliva protects the teeth and gums from harmful irritants. Xersotomia (Dry mouth) happens to many people-approximately about 30% of those 65 years and older. Saliva is not required for any life-sustaining functions; however, a decrease or complete absence of saliva production can significantly decrease a person’s quality of life. Dry mouth may affect a persons dietary habits, speech, chewing, as well as the ability to swallow and taste. A sore tongue, bad breath, burning mouth and intolerance to spicy foods

are also effects of xerostomia. A clinical diagnosis of dry mouth includes: 1) dry lips; 2) check dryness on inside of mouth; 3) delayed or absence of salivation after palpation of the salivary gland. Dental hygienist‘s are on the front lines of dry mouth diagnosis because they are often the first health care professionals to examine a patient’s oral cavity. The effects of an untreated dry mouth can be traumatic; therefore its causes and the most effective treatments are vital to a good quality of life. Complaints of xerostomia increase with a corresponding increase in the number of medications being taken. The groups of drugs associated with the development of dry mouth are those prescribed for: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, antidepressants, and systemic antihistamines. Chemotherapy medications are also associated with reduced salivation. Radiation of the head and neck can totally destroy salivary glands that

moisten the mouth. These patients have to drink water all the time to function well in life. Reduced salivary flow causes teeth to become susceptible to demineralization and cavities by limiting the protective capacity of saliva. Patients with dry mouth may stop chewing and modify their diet to a liquid or semiliquid diet rich in carbohydrates in order to compensate for oral dryness. This will only speed the decay process. How to care for a dry mouth can include uses of sugar free gum, hard sugarless candies and mints. Chewing gum with xylitol and sorbitol can help prevent tooth decay. Lifestyle changes definitely should include diligent thorough oral hygiene by brushing at least twice a day with a highly fluorinated toothpaste. The use of a cool air humidifier at bedtime helps reduce oral dryness and discomfort. Xerostomia patients should have their teeth cleaned and examined at least 4 times a year.

Increasing fluid intake and placing ice chips in ones mouth throughout the day provides moisture and relief to dry mouth symptoms. Saliva substitutes are available in the form of solutions, sprays, chewing gum and toothpaste. One of them is Biotene. Xerostomia is a prevalent, underrecognized, under-diagnosed and undertreated condition that may significantly impact the quality of life for older adults, patients undergoing radiation and chemotherapy and patients on numerous medications. If you are one with many medications, possibly you could ask your physician if some of them could be discontinued and/or decreased in strength. A Kangen water machine will moisten oral (dry) tissues better than any other water – either public or commercial. The water molecules are smaller and thus hydrate tissue better thus decreasing symptoms of xerostomia.

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Hillel International Announces Addition of First General Legal Counsel Hillel International President and CEO Eric Fingerhut announced today that Tracy Turoff is joining Hillel as the organization’s first general legal counsel. This addition to the senior leadership team at the Schusterman International Center (SIC) comes as part of Hillel’s Strategic Implementation Plan. As the organization’s new Vice President and General Counsel, Turoff, 42, will guide Hillel International on all legal and compliance issues, including the relationships between the foundation and its affiliated campuses and global organizations, and all external partnerships. “Hillel International is a growing global organization that requires a seasoned professional of Tracy’s caliber,” said Fingerhut. “She brings a sharp legal mind and a record of accomplishment that are fundamental for fulfilling our vision. The introduction of a general legal counsel is an important step at Hillel, and Tracy brings to our senior leadership team a passion for our mission and a wealth of experience.” “I am thrilled to be joining Hillel

International,” said Turoff. “It is an exciting opportunity to join Eric Fingerhut and the leadership team of an important global Jewish organization that has been enriching the lives of the students and communities it serves in a meaningful way for 90 years. Hillel is so vital to the Jewish world, and its mission is so important to the Jewish future.” Turoff joins Hillel International from the law firm of Taft, Stettinius and Hollister. As a partner at Taft, Turoff practiced commercial, banking and employment law, representing global clients. Turoff has been selected as both an American Marshall Memorial Fellow and an Alliance of Civilizations International Fellow, which sent her to Europe, the Middle East and North Africa to foster relationships with government, business and community leaders. Turoff currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Cleveland Jewish News and Shoes and Clothes for Kids. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, and received her J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Turoff and her husband, Ari Sherwin, have a 3-year old son, Jaxon.

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CHOIR FROM PAGE 1 the Galron choir for two years when she was living is Israel. Committee members included Shaliac Lior Arbarbanel, Susie Blank, Cantor Jack Chomsky, Cantor BatAmi Moses, Gail Rose Alice Levitan and Eran Rosenberg. A Partnership2Gether Committee also exists. Galron is sponsored by the city of Kfar Saba, and regularly sings in Israel. The seventeen members who sang together truly sounded like one voice. Only two members of the group were unable to make the trip. The group was busy the entire week, putting on performances and meeting with Columbus residents who opened up their homes to the group. A visit was made to a Columbus Choir, The Harmony Project, who were rehearsing on Monday, April 7. The Galron Choir patiently waited until the rehearsal was almost over and sang the Beatles song, “Let it Be/LuYehi”. (Hebrew and arrangement by the Israeli poet, Naomi Shemer.) “The arrangement was gorgeous. It reminded me that music is the universal language and it bridges all the cultures,” said Jane Smalley Boyer, a member of The Harmony Project.

After the Galron Choir was done singing, David Brown, Musical Director of The Harmony Project, took the opportunity to lead both groups in an impromptu sing-a-long . Harmony project members were so impressed that some attended scheduled performances of the group later on in the week. One of the big highlights of the group’s visit was a performance that took place at Temple Israel on Tuesday, April 8. The name of the performance was ”Partnership 2Gether.” The group was overwhelmed with the large attendance, over 700 people. Other groups that sang included The OSU Symphonic Choir, Federation Youth Choir, The Hillel MeshugaNotes, and Koleinu. Galron enjoyed singing for all the Jewish day schools, and to children at the different synagogues.“I was touched by the children. They were sensitive, smart, and very open to our music,” said Galron Musical Director, Doron Ben-Ami. Residents of Heritage Tower and Creekside got their own special concerts. Another big concert took place on Thursday, at the Greek Orthodox Church on High Street. Paula Brooks,

County Commissioner, went to Israel on November of 2012. She met members of Galron at that time. “We should understand that Israel is a true friend of America,” said Brooks. When she heard Galron was coming to Columbus, she wanted to make arrangements for them to sing at her church. Galron was given a tour of the church and welcomed with open arms. The crowd was very attentive and enthusiastically responded to the

performance. Galron even got the opportunity to sing “The Star Spangled Banner” at a Columbus Clippers Game. They enjoyed the leisure time they had too, shopping at the Short North and eating at local restaurants along with visiting other points of interest. Everyone agreed, it was a successful visit. It was gratifying to see the community come together to roll out the red carpet for members of our sister city.

Sandy Martin, Viki Norman, Susan Schiffer, Margaret Schreiber and Terri Searfos. For additional information about Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist

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Joyce Garver Keller Honored at Hadassah Luncheon the event will benefit Hadassah projects in Israel. Columbus Hadassah Co-president Emily Hindin eulogized Hadassah member Florence Cabakoff and Co-president Rachel Belenker read a poem she had written in Florence’s memory. Hindin states, “Hadassah was one of the many beneficiaries of Florence’s generosity and she was most proud of the work she did with her niece, Susan Wexner, in establishing the Dr. Garver Keller (center) with Columbus Hadassah CoIzador L. Cabakoff presidents Emily Hindin and Rachel Belenker Center for Advanced and Continuing At Hadassah’s April 1 Miriam’s Cup Education in Dentistry in memory of luncheon, Joyce Garver Keller was her beloved husband.” presented the Miriam’s Cup award for The event featured laudatory videos her work on social justice and Jewish from Ohio Governor John Kasich, U.S. issues as executive director of Ohio Jewish Senator Sherrod Brown and a video Communities. from the Columbus JCC featuring In her acceptance speech, Keller spoke President Lisa Newmark and Executive about the importance of being involved Director Carole Folkerth. in the Jewish community and about Napoleon Bell presented a her work on the new Ohio Statehouse proclamation on behalf of Columbus Holocaust memorial. Mayor Michael Coleman. Franklin Representing major sponsor County Commissioner Marilyn Brown Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Chief of honored Joyce, as did representatives Dentistry Dr. Paul Casamassimo spoke of Lt .Governor Mary Taylor and State about dental health issues related to Auditor Dave Yost. State Representatives children from low-income families and Steve Slesnick and Michael Stinziano those with special needs. also attended. Dr. Shaun Rotenberg, president of the The luncheon was chaired by Susie Columbus Chapter of the Alpha Omega Blair, with assistance from Honorary International Dental Fraternity, spoke Chair Renee Resnik, Columbus about the history of this Jewish dental Hadassah Co-presidents Emily Hindin fraternity and its participation in founding and Rachel Belenker, and the Miriam’s Hadassah’s dental school and clinic in Cup Committee: Arlene Armstrong, Jerusalem. Malka Bendor, Julie Cohen, Julie Honorary Chair Renee Resnik emceed Fishman, Charlotte Franklin-Rosenfeld, the event and spoke about current issues Inge Guttmann, Pat Gold, Shelly at Hadassah hospital. Funds raised at Igdaloff, Lisa Kalson, Bobbie Lusignolo,

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