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1 The Jewish Community Newsletter of Northwest Indiana Volume 1, Issue 2 January 2017/ Sh vat 5777 Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana 585 Progress Avenue, Munster, Indiana 46321

2 2 Illiana News January 2017 Campaign News NAME ADDRESS CITY, STATE, ZIP HOME/CELL PHONE Annual Campaign Thank you for your pledge. I hereby pledge to the 2017 Jewish Federation Campaign: Annual $ Partnership $ Contributor s Signature Date My name may be listed: Alphabetically My pledge is anonymous PAYMENT AND BILLING INFORMATION: CREDIT CARD INFORMATION: Check enclosed (Payable to Jewish Federation) Visa MasterCard Amex Discover I will pay online: Expiration Security Code Charge my credit card (complete info at right) Account # Please bill me Signature Please mail to: Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana 585 Progress Ave, Munster, IN 46321

3 January 2017 Illiana News 3 Thank you to our 2016 Annual Campaign Donors!

4 4 Illiana News January 2017 Thank you to our 2016 Annual Campaign Donors! Upcoming Events Come enjoy a delicious meal of falafel or chicken kebab with Israeli salad, coleslaw, string beans, sautéed veggies, rice, couscous, hummus and pita. Can t make it for lunch? Carry-out meals are available from 12pm-4pm with your choice of falafel or chicken kebab served with Israeli salad, sautéed veggies, couscous, hummus and pita. Please pre-order carry-out meals by calling (219)

5 January 2017 Illiana News 5 Upcoming Events Federation Brunch Series Sunday, February 12 th at 11am $10 per person Come hear the stories of two inspiring young Israelis their struggles, their successes, their military service, and their hopes and dreams. Ask the tough questions, and learn what it is actually like to live in a country that is subject to so much discussion in the media. RSVP to (219) by 2/8 Meet our Israelis February 19th at 10am Shakshuka Cooking Workshop with Shay Shmoul Shakshuka means "a mixture" in Arabic. Shakshuka is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of spicy tomatoes, traditionally served with Challah to mop up the sauce. In its present form it is of Egyptian and Moroccan origin, and is now popular among many ethnic groups of the Middle-East. In Israel it is popular on breakfast and dinner menus, especially in winter. Come cook Shakshuka hands-on with me! I promise it will be finger-licking good. RSVP to (219)

6 6 Illiana News January 2017 Community News & Events Have an idea for an article? Gone on an exciting vacation recently? We want to hear from you! Carol Karol at or Jennifer Rodriguez at

7 January 2017 Illiana News 7 Community News & Events

8 8 Illiana News January 2017 Community News & Events

9 January 2017 Illiana News 9 Community News & Events Look for more on the past 75 years in the coming issues of the Illiana News!

10 10 Illiana News January 2017 From the Desk of the Israeli Shaliach The Shaliach Program is made possible by your campaign dollars.

11 January 2017 Illiana News 11 K Ton Ton Exciting things are happening at K Ton Ton! Registration is now open for the school year! We have programs for toddlers, two, three, four and five year olds. We are thrilled to introduce our Playgroup program for next year. Children, and parents or caregivers, are invited to spend Monday mornings playing, dancing, singing, cooking, and sharing with us! Children should be walking through four years old to participate. Our Pre-Kindergarten program will also have a new look next year as our biggest kids will be here until 1:00! Registration is also ongoing for Camp K Ton Ton. Camp is six weeks of fun in the sun for our incoming three year olds (those who are two turning three), and our current three and four year olds. Please call Erin at (219) or for more information.

12 12 Illiana News January 2017 Partnership Jewish Community Services

13 January 2017 Illiana News 13 Spotlight On: Your Jewish Federation Board Members

14 14 Illiana News January 2017 NOAR and ATID Youth Groups Your campaign dollars help fund our ATID (grades 6-8) and NOAR (grades 9-12) youth groups! Adult Friendship Club

15 January 2017 Illiana News 15 Simchas

16 16 Illiana News January 2017 Donations ADULT FRIENDSHIP CLUB In memory of Sharon Bartel s mother, Idie Friedman. Joel and Marcia Gorelick Gus and Rebecca Galante Bob and Linda Hess Neena Kubacki and Sheila Kalish B NAI JUDAH ENDOWMENT In honor of Merrill Yalowitz special birthday. Lou and Marlene Kaplan CROHN/GRAY ENDOWMENTS (DAVID & ETHEL CROHN AND SAM H. GRAY) In honor of Merrill Yalowitz special birthday. Darryl and Iris Lem Wishing Herb Weissman a speedy recovery. Wishing Ernest and Ursula Fruehauf much good health and happiness in their new home. Merrill Yalowitz Wishing Merrill Yalowitz sister, Claire Rothnagel, a speedy recovery. Herb and Gloria Weissman FOOD PANTRY ENDOWMENT In honor of Daniel and Leah Nozick s B nai Mitzvah. Esther Mandel Our heartfelt sympathy and love to Susie Jacobs at this difficult time. In honor of the birth of Iris Greenbaum s first grandchild. Richard and Barbara Waxman Mazel Tov to David and Aida Nozick on the B nai Mitzvah of their children. Congratulations to Richard and Barbara Waxman on their son s wedding. Mazel Tov to Ernest and Ursula Fruehauf on the birth of their great-grandson. Sylvia Heller In memory of Eva Kolten s husband, Cy Kolten. In memory of Carol Segal s father, Cy Kolten. David and Deborah Miller Obituaries FRUEHAUF FAMILY HONORARY ENDOWMENT Our heartfelt condolences to Lindy Rubin on the loss of her dear husband, Abe. May his memory be a blessing to her and her family. Ernest and Ursula Fruehauf HOLOCAUST EDUCATION FUND In honor of Merrill Yalowitz s birthday. Much happiness to Richard and Barbara Waxman on the marriage of their son, David, to Karen Muchin. Charlotte Brauer JOSEPH CULBERG MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT Happy Hanukkah to Carol Culberg. Gabriel and Jenny Culberg JUDITH BRAMAN PHILANTHROPIC FUND In memory of Robert Lipsig. Richard and Lynn Braman

17 January 2017 Illiana News 17 Chabad of Northwest Indiana

18 18 Illiana News January 2017 Congregation Beth Israel

19 January 2017 Illiana News 19 Temple Beth-El

20 20 Illiana News January 2017 Temple Israel Miller

21 January 2017 Illiana News 21 Sinai Temple Temple Israel Valparaiso Hadassah Illiana Hadassah s Major Fundraiser is Here! The Kosher Hot Dog and Salami Sale These are quality products from the Romanian Sausage Co. in Chicago and are not available locally. So STOCK UP NOW! They are kosher for Passover. Ask about how they can be frozen. 6 vacuum packed hot dogs (approximately 1 lb.) - $10 Salami chub (over 1 lb.) - $14 Order by sending a check made out to Illiana Hadassah by February 10 th. Mail the check to: M. Kaplan Mourning Dove Drive Munster, IN Pick up will be on Tuesday, February 21 st From 11am-2pm At the Jewish Federation 585 Progress Ave Munster, IN For more information, call Marlene Kaplan (219)

22 22 Illiana News January 2017 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 5 9 Sh vat 6 10 Sh vat 12pm-2pm Sh vat Brunch Series 11am-1pm 5 th -6 th Grade Retreat in Oconomowoc, WI Discovering the Talmud 11am-12pm Sh vat Shakshuka Cooking Workshop 10am-12pm NFTY National Convention Chicago Sh vat Scholar in Residence Mordechai Kedar 10:30am-12pm Sing Along Fundraiser for ALS 2pm-6pm 5 7 Adar Discovering the Talmud 11am-12pm Adar Purim February-March 2017 Sh vat-adar Sh vat 12pm-2pm Sh vat 12pm-2pm NFTY National Convention Chicago 27 1 Adar 12pm-2pm 6 8 Adar 12pm-2pm Adar 12pm-2pm 7 11 Sh vat JCSP Committee Meeting 7pm Feb 1 5 Sh vat 12pm-2pm 8 12 Sh vat 12pm-2pm Sh vat Sh vat 12pm-2pm Board Meeting 7:30-9:30pm Sh vat Hadassah Salami Pick Up 11am-2pm Social Action & Board Meeting 6:30pm-9:30pm Sh vat 12pm-2pm Board Meeting 7pm 28 2 Adar Mar 1 3 Adar 12pm-2pm 7 9 Adar 8 10 Adar Lunch & Play Theatre at the Center Adar Adar 12pm-2pm Board Meeting 7:30-9:30pm 2 6 Sh vat Prime Timers Fortune House 9 13 Sh vat Brunch with the Rabbi 10:30am Sh vat Lunch and Learn 12pm 3 7 Sh vat ROMEO Cheers Sh vat ROMEO Cheers 5 th -6 th Grade Retreat in Oconomowoc, WI Tu Bishvat Celebration 7:30pm-9:30pm Sh vat ROMEO Cheers NFTY National Convention Chicago Kabbalat Shabbat Service and Dinner 6pm-9pm Sh vat Sh vat ROMEO Cheers Family Worship Service 7:30pm-9:30pm 2 4 Adar 3 5 Adar ROMEO Cheers 9 11 Adar Adar ROMEO Cheers Purim Celebration 7:30pm-9:30pm Adar Dr. Joel Hoffman Lecture 7pm-8pm Annual Clergy Institute 8pm-2am Adar ROMEO Cheers Family Worship Service 7:30pm-9:30pm 4 8 Sh vat Sh vat Tu BiShvat 5 th -6 th Grade Retreat in Oconomowoc, WI Sh vat NFTY National Convention Chicago Sh vat 4 6 Adar Torah Study 10am-12pm Adar Purim Program and Dinner 6pm-9pm An Evening of Comedy 7pm-10pm Adar Torah Study 10am-12pm Sisterhood Game Day 3pm An Evening at the Federation 7pm-10pm

23 January 2017 Illiana News 23 Federation Bulletin Board

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