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What's New With Chef Marla Cohen?

You can ask her yourself when Chef Marla Cohen returns to Fort Wayne on Thursday, July 2 from 4:30pm-6:30pm at The Monogram Shoppe, 6410 West Jefferson Blvd (Covington Plaza).  She'll "meet and greet" and share samples of her Super Shit-arein spices. The name translates from Yiddish as “to throw a little of this and a little of that,” a method of cooking that she learned from her grandmother and uses today. Cohen, who now lives in California, was the chef at the now-defunct Summit Club and former owner of Marla’s Bakery on Getz Road.   

*Chef Marla Cohen presented an afternoon of tasty entertainment at Congregation B'nai Jacob one year ago on June 29, 2014.  


Guest Speaker from Israel - July 8

Rabbi Yishai Kornspan will meet with us at the shul and share an audio-visual presentation of "The Jerusalem Temple and the Kohen's Service" on Wednesday, July 8 at 7:00pm.

Evening of Comedy - July 19

Jewish blogger, comedic writer, and public speaker Eric Golub will occupy a booth at this year's Three Rivers Festival for the purpose of selling his books.  Eric will be at Congregation B'nai Jacob for a free evening of entertainment for the Jewish Community on Sunday, July 19 at 6:00pm.  Refreshments and dessert will be served.

Tisha B'Av - July 25 and July 26

Maariv and Tisha B'Av Services will take place on Saturday, July 25 at 9:30pm.  Tisha B'Av Services Tallit and Tefillin will be held on Sunday, July 26 at 7:00pm.

Gift Shop - 50% Off Shelf

Our Gift Shop is supplied with beautiful items for all occasions including prayer shawls; kippot; mezuzot; Shabbat candles and candlesticks; challah covers; yahrzeit candles; serving dishes; framed art; B'nai Jacob cookbooks; Bar and Bat Mitzvah gifts; jewelry; toys and books.  All reasonably priced. Open during office hours Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00am-1:00pm.  Come and take a look at our 50% off shelf!

Ethics Class Continues on Sunday,  August 2

An ethics class, lead by Rabbi Kornspan using  A Code of Jewish Ethics Volume 1 - You Shall Be Holy by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, began on December 7 and meets monthly with great attendance and a lot of good discussion.  The next class will meet on Sunday, August 2 at 10:30am with Tallit and Tefillin services at 9:30am.  A copy of the study guide is available via email. 

 Journalist, Caroline Glick, To Speak in August

Award winning journalist, author, and spokesperson for Israel's security, Caroline Glick will speak on "Israel and the Palestinians" on Thursday, August 20 at 6:30pm at Walb Union Classic Ballroom, Room 126, IPFW Campus, 2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard, Fort Wayne. Complimentary adjacent parking in Garage 2. Doors open at 6:00pm with limited seating for 450 and standing room for an additional 150. The evening is open and free to the community thanks to the generosity of the Harry W. Salon Foundation. 

In its Israeli Independence Day supplement in 2003, Maariv named Caroline Glick the most prominent woman in Israel. In December 2005, she was awarded the Ben Hecht award for Middle East reporting from the Zionist Organization of America. In January 2006, she was awarded the Abramowitz Prize for Media Criticism by Israel Media Watch. In May 2009 she received Bar Ilan University’s Guardian of Zion Award.

She published her first solo book, Shackled Warrior: Israel and the Global Jihad, in 2008.  Her new book is, The Israeli Solution: A One State Plan for Peace in the Middle East.  

Caroline B. Glick grew up in Chicago and  made aliyah to Israel in 1991, two weeks after receiving her BA in Political Science from Columbia University in New York.  Caroline joined the Israel Defense Forces that summer and served as an officer for five and a half  years. From 1994-1996, as an IDF captain, she served as Coordinator of Negotiations with the PLO in the office of the Coordinator of Government Activities in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza, acting as a core member of Israel’s negotiating team with the Palestinians.

In 1997 and 1998, she served as assistant foreign policy advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

From 1998-2000, she returned to the US for graduate school, receiving a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

After she finished graduate school, Caroline returned to Israel and began writing at Makor Rishon  newspaper, serving as chief diplomatic commentator.

In March 2002, she also accepted the position of Deputy Managing Editor of The Jerusalem Post. At the Post she writes two weekly columns, which are regularly syndicated. She is currently Senior Contributing Editor.

During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Caroline covered the US-led war in Iraq as an embedded journalist with the US Army’s 3rd Infantry Division. Reporting for the Post, Maariv, Israel TV’s Channel 2, and the Chicago Sun Times, she was one of the only female journalists on the front lines with the US forces and the first Israeli journalist to report from liberated Baghdad.

Her writings, which have also been published in major US periodicals, journals, newspapers and online publications, focus on the strategic, cultural, and political issues challenging Israel and the United States.

From 2004-2012, Caroline served as the senior fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Center for Security Policy in Washington, DC.

In 2012, she joined the David Horowitz Freedom Center in Los Angeles as the Director of the Center’s Israel Security Project. She remains the Center for Security Policy’s adjunct senior fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs. In both capacities, she travels regularly to Washington to brief senior officials and members of Congress on issues of joint Israeli-American concern.  She lives in Mevasseret Zion, Israel with her family.

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Kosher Around Town

Aldi's on Lima Road carries packaged crescent rolls, biscuits and pie crusts that are heckshered (marked kosher). Very exciting news since no other store has the same items available for the kosher consumer.

The new Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market on Coldwater at Coliseum has a nice selection of heckshered cakes, prepared foods and cheeses for the kosher consumer as well.

Earth Fare on Dupont Road has Kosher turkey and meats available.  Call Zach Hull at Earth Fare for more information.  260-416-3550

Also, the Kroger Marketplace at Coventry is still bringing in fresh kosher meat and deli on a regular basis.

Please support all of these stores in their efforts to help the Jewish community of Fort Wayne.


Sat, 4 July 2015 17 Tammuz 5775