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=-=: :'=::: :- : :: :-:: :: : 5outlaeastem Virginia Jewish News "The Megillah According to Motown" to be presented March 22-23 at Ohef Sholom Temple For the seventh consecutive year, Ohef Sholom Temple will present its annual Purimspiel, a farcical telling of the Purim story set to song, on Saturday March 22 at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, March 23 at 3 p.m. at the temple. Purim celebrates the events related in the Book of Esther when the Jewish people were saved from Haman's plot to destroy them all. Traditional observance calls for the reading of the Megillah in which the story is told and the mood is fun as everyone makes noise to drown out Haman's name and children dress as King Ahashverosh, Queen Esther, Mordechai and Haman. The Ohef Sholom cast of more than 35 performers, ages four to "70ish," will sing and perform the story with lyrics set to favorite Motown tunes under the direction of Cantor Jennifer Bern-Vogel. The "Megillah According to Motown" is based on a script by New Yorker Nor- man Roth, with revised songs and libretto by Ira Vogel. It fea- tures classic Motown songs by the Supremes, The Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder, to name a few. Castle Craddock serves as assis- tant director, Robert Brown as music director, and Pam Snyder as costume designer. Last year's "The Megillah According to Disney," earned rave reviews and was close to a sell-out. Concessions, including haman- tashen, popcorn, candy and bev- erages, will be sold during inter- mission by the Temple's Sister- hood. The show is slated to take place in Ohef Sholom's Kauf- man Hall with theater-style seat- ing. General admission tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the temple office. Ohef Sholom is located at the corner of Stock- ley Gardens and Raleigh Avenue in Ghent. For more information, please contact Lynn Evans at 757-625-4295. The 2003 Old Dominion Uni- versity Film and Video Festival, titled "Soundtracks: Music in Film and Television," will be held March 30-April 4. All events are free and open to the public and will take place on the Old Dominion campus in room 102 of the Mills Godwin Jr. Life Sciences Building unless noted. Keynote events include a pre- sentation by B.J. Leiderman, award-winning National Public Radio composer and a Virginia Beach resident, who will discuss his life as a self-described "theme-music junkie" at noon Wednesday, April 2, in Chandler Recital Hall of the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center. WHRV radio personality and local jazz musician Jae Sinnett will discuss "Jazz in Film" at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April I. Also on April 1, a 6:30 p.m. per- March 14, formance by local band "Fat Tony" will precede a screening of the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" at 7:15 p.m. The festival's first public event is "Major Jewish Film Composers from the Golden Age of Hollywood," an examination of the role of music in film, with attention given to some of the different techniques used by composers that result in particu- lar emotional responses in view- ers, presented by Katherine Pre- ston, associate professor and chair of the Department of Music at The College of William and Mary at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30. Parking is free. More infor- mation is available by calling 683-3828; via email at film-; or via the Web at Graffiti at the entrance to the Belgian Consulate in Jerusalem on Jabotinsky Street. On column at left is the word "Remember; "' on the right, "Kongo " See related article on page one. (Photo." Ariel Jerozolimski - Jerusalem Post.) Oy Vey It's Friday... Thank G-d It's Payday! Paydays are enjoyable for EVERYONE when you use Payday Payroll Services. ................................................. , ............ .,. ......................................................... We are proud to be both o supporter and the payroll company of choice for local organizations such as: Jewish Community Center Ohef Sholom Temple United Jewish Federation Food Bank of Southeastern VA Hebrew Academy of Tidewater Virginia Symphony And HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of local businesses and local professionals. 523.O8O5 PAYDAY JCPA CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 The state sanctioned culture of hate. A critical mass of hate. The religious underpinnings of hate. The global nature of this hatred. The immediacy of transmis- sion of the hatred using mod- em technology, including the internet, The appropriation of Christian anti-Semitic canards and myths. The treason of the intellectuals, as per Israel bashing occurring on college campuses, by facul- ty and students. The mass media use of anti- Jewishness, as for example the 41 part series on Egyptian tele- vision of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion." The lethality of the hatred. The ubiquity of Nazi character- ization of Israel and Jews. And, finally, the toxic conver- gence of all of it. What a litany of hatred! So, what can we do about it? "It is our responsibility to point out the dan- i ger," said Professor Coffer. ',Anti- Semitism is the proverbial canary in the pantheon of evil." It under- : mines the integrity of the United Nations. It undermines human rights laws and is an assault upon international law. Congress has introduced a Concurrent Resolution (House Resolution 49 and Senate Resolu- tion 7) condemning the interna- tional reemergence of anti-Semi- tism. It calls upon the European nations in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to condemn anti- Semitism and to raise the issue in every international forum. We are not powerless as we were in the 1930's. We can raise our voices and demand that others do the same. Our Congressional delegation supports us in this. Laura Kesser Senior Loan Officer Cell/Pager: (757) 630-1959 Fax: (757) 473-0815 Office: (757) 456-0155 4490 Holland Office Park, Ste 100 Virginia Beach, VA 23452