Israeli Shuk Coming to the Main Line

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A model version of the Israeli marketplace will be hosted by Adath Israel and double as a swab-a-thon in search of a stem cell match for a star student recently diagnosed with cancer.

The smells, tastes and sounds of Jerusalem’s marketplace will come to the Main Line on June 1.

Run in conjunction with Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, Main Line Reform Temple, Har Zion Temple, Beth Am Israel, Beth David and host Adath Israel, the market will include live entertainment and Israeli dancing.

There will also be several vendors in attendance hawking goods such as Israeli wines, kippot and children’s books.

The marketplace event is doubling as a ‘swab-a-thon’ to search for a stem cell match for John Sataloff, a Lower Merion native who is now attending Amherst College and eventually plans to attend medical school.

Sataloff native recently developed lymphoma and may need a stem cell transplant. He has a fraternal twin brother, but he is not a match. Attendees at the shuk who are willing to be considered as a cell donor can opt to have their cheek swabbed. 

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