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PAGE 8A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, AUGUST 16, 2013 6 Degrees (no Bacon): Jewish celebrity roundup things in perspective, Ange- lina Jolie heads the list with $33 million. Edon takes talent to camp We don't know about you, but back when we attended Jewish sleepaway camp, the most exciting form of en- tertainment was a shoddy production of "Bye Bye Bird- ie." Apparently things have changed--at least for the kids at Camp Mesorah, a coed Orthodox Jewish camp in New York State. On Sunday night, they A spot behind Portman is the Ukraine-born Mila Kunis with $11 million. Kunis is a newcomer to the Forbes list thanks to big hits like "Ted" and "Oz: The Great and Powerful." "Expect her quote, which is currently modest by Hol- lywood standards, to climb accordingly," Forbes says of Kunis, "one of the most sought-after actresses in Hol- lywood." What, $11 million doesn't sound modest to you? 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Coffee or Tea Big bucks for Portman and Kunis NEW YORK (6nobacon. com)--Forbes just released its list of Hollywood's highest paid actresses, and (drumroll, please) two of the 10 stars are Jewish. Not bad, ladies! Natalie Portman comes in at No. 8, having earned $14 mil- lion this year. While the Oscar winner has been in the news lately for her upcoming direc- torial debut, it's blockbusters like "Thor" that are bolstering her impressive paycheck. CONGREGATION OHEVSHALOM CONNECTING, DISCOVERING, AND CELEBRATING ]UDAISM IN CENTRAL FLORIDA SINCE 1918 etting q00adyfor the H00oh Holy Days Congregation Ohev Shalom Newish Jewish Chavurah !ii !!!i ii i Featuring Cantor Allan Robuck "THE SPIRITUAL MELODIES OF THE HIGH HOLY DAYS" Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. An evening of fun & learning for all those who are new to Judaism through conversion, considering choosing Judaism and inter-faith couples. Also welcomed are those in the Jewish community who just want to become more familiar with the most prominent prayers & melodies of the Holy Day services. All members of the Orlando Jewish community are welcomed. RSVP *no later than August 19 th to Susan Sparrow: * Location will be given upon your RSVP - Light refreshments will be served were treated to a concert by Edon Pinchot, aka the "Jew- ish Justin Bieber." Pinchot, an Orthodox teenager from Skokie, Ill., made waves in the Jewish world and on national tele- vision when he appeared last year on "America's Got Talent." He was eliminated in the semifinals. Mia Farrow, Twitter Nazi hunter One day after an Associ- ated Press report that 10 alleged Nazi war criminals were never deported from the United States, Mia Far- row decided to take action. Farrow, who is known to have a politically active Twitter account, reposted the names and whereabouts of the four who are still alive. Kravitz opening the U.S. Open Some lucky fans won't have to wait until the next installment of "The Hunger Games" to catch a new per- formance by Lenny Kravitz. The New York Post reports that the rocker will head- line the opening ceremony of the U.S. Open on Aug. 26 at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. Kravitz won't be perform- ing the "Star-Spangled Ban- ner," though. That honor is going to Frenie Acoba, the 11-year-old playing Lavender in Broadway's "Matilda." Rogen heading Franco roast The prospect of Comedy Central's upcoming James Franco roast became fun- nier when the network announced last Friday that Seth Rogen has been named roast master. The two Jewish actors go way back, having co- starred slightly more than a decade ago on the TV series "Freaks and Geeks" and more recently in the films "Pine- apple Express" and "This is the End." The special will air on Sept. 2, improving Labor Day for fans everywhere and helping Jewish fans ring in the New Year that hits two days later. Potter girl's Jewish love New photographs show Wikipedia Forbes'list of HoUywood's highest paid actresses in- cludes Mila Kunis in the No. 9 spot with earnings of $11 million. Kunis is a newcomer to the Forbes list thanks to big hits like "Ted" and "Oz: The Great and Powerful." Bonnie Wright, aka Ginny Weasley from"Harry Potter," making out with someone who looks a great deal like Simon Hammerstein, a grandson of Oscar Hammer- stein, the legendary Jewish lyricist of "Oklahoma" and "The Sound of Music." The Daily Mail ran no less than 14 photos, all variations of lil Ginny, 22, on a boat in Positano, Italy, romping around and cuddling with Hammerstein, her senior by more than a decade. Hammerstein is co-owner of the Box, a burlesque night- club with outposts in New York and London known for its celebrity following and sexually outrageous acts. His bad boy image is derived in part from a 2008 sexual harassment charge from two Box performers. Wright split a year ago with fiance Jamie Campbell Bower, who plays young Gel- lert Grindelwald in "Harry Potter," while Hammerstein is in the middle of divorce proceedings with his wife of five years, Francesca Zampi. Holocaust saga on Holle- rado video Few music videos double as documentaries about in- credible Holocaust stories. Then again, few bands have stories like the one passed down to Hollerado's Menno Versteeg by his grandfather. Versteeg, the singer for the Canadian indie band, spoke to the Huffington Post about "So It Goes," the song he wrote about his grandfather Karel Versteeg, a member of the Dutch resistance during World War II. The senior Versteeg was captured and imprisoned in 1942, but saved from execution by a sympathetic Nazi soldier. In a monologue at the start of the video, Versteeg recounts what happened between his grandfather and the officer in charge of his fate. "If you were in the same situation that I'm in, if your country has just been occu- pied by another country, if your city was Rotterdam and it was on fire, if it had just been leveled to the ground, what would you do?" Versteeg says his grandfather asked the officer. "The German officer said to him, 'I would do the exact same thing as you're doing. I would fight back.'" Karel Versteeg was held in solitary confinement for two years. Upon his release he returned the favor granted by the Nazi officer, testify- ing on behalf of his savior at a war crimes tribunal. According to the story, the testimony bought the officer his freedom. Fast forward six decades and two generations, and Hollerado is filming its video for the musical ver- sion of the story in locations around Holland, including the Oranjehotel, where Karel Versteeg spent his two years of imprisonment (and where many Jews were held as well). Even more amazing: The Dutch government helped Versteeg track down the grandson of the empathetic Nazi officer! (The full names of the German officer and his grandson have been redacted at the request of both families.) For the latest Jewish celebrity news, visit JTA's 6 Degrees (no Bacon) blog. Journalist Yehuda Lev, who smuggled Holocaust survivors to Palestine, dies LOS ANGELES (JTA)-- Yehuda Lev, an iconoclastic journalist and veteran of World War II and Israel's War of Independence who established a European un- derground route to smug- gle Holocaust survivors to Palestine, died Aug. 33 in Providence, R.I., following a prolonged illness. He was 86 years old. Lev became the first as- sociate editor of the newly founded Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles in 1986, continuing until 1993. He was best known for his column "A Majority of One," which went after the Jewish community's sacred cows. Moved by the plight of Holo- caust survivors languishing in Displaced Persons camps, Lev established a route, mostly by foot, to bring the DPs to Mediterranean ports, where they embarked on "illegal" ships past the British naval blockade into Palestine. Returning to the United States, Lev earned master's degrees from the University of Chicago in political science/ Arabic studies and Stanford University in communica- tion arts. He set off in 1947 to Pal- estine to help the Jews in their struggle to establish an independent state. Changing his name to Yehuda Lev, he joined the Israeli army when war broke out in May 1948. While on patrol in the Negev, Lev's jeep was blown up by a land mine that killed everyone else and shattered his feet. He remained in Israel at the end of the war and established himself as a popular radio host of"Jerusalem Calling," a daily one-hour variety and discus- sion show in English on Kol Israel, the country's national network. Later, as the only native English speaker at Kol Israel, Lev became the network's voice in reporting the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann to the outside world. In Los Angeles, Lev re- sumed his writing career on Jewish newspapers and a self-published broadsheet, also titled A Majority of One. He moved to Providence in 1993 when his wife, Rosa Maria (Shoshana) Pegueros, took up a professorship in history and women's studies at the University of Rhode Island.