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Neal Bendesky running

‘Never too late’: Athlete promoter goes on weight-loss journey

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By Shannon Levitt By the time Neal Bendesky had his bar mitzvah, he knew that as much as he loved sports, he was better suited...
Cantor Nancy Ginsberg in Oak Crest's sanctuary

At senior living community, Judaica donations enhance sanctuary space

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By Lisa Woolfson When Bonnie Plymack first arrived at Oak Crest about four years ago, the senior living community offered Shabbat dinners but not Shabbat...

A wedding gift guide for 2021

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The rise in vaccination rates means your social calendars could once again be filled with invitations to watch couples tie the knot. But besides...
The Shluff Inn

Shluff Inn houses out-of-town guests you can’t bear being too far from

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Picture this: Your out-of-town family are coming to town for a wedding. Where should they stay? Your house is already full of kids. There’s...
Sami Steigmann

Sami Steigmann crashes Clubhouse

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By Heather Robinson On a blustery day in late January, Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann, 81, made his debut on Clubhouse — the buzzy, audio-based, social-media...

Local grandmother, inspired by grandson’s first word, writes ‘Challah!’

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Inspired by her young grandson’s love of challah, Ellen Kahan Zager was spurred to write, illustrate and self-publish her children’s book, “Challah!” that could...

Fitness is key to healthy aging

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By Jonell Mertens As the saying goes, “Aging isn’t for the faint of heart,” but what can we do to make sure that our heart,...
Rachel and Zachary Burrows

Family adapts to COVID by scheduling bar mitzvah ceremony, party for different dates

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For 13-year-old Zachary Burrows, the pandemic hasn’t only changed the way he goes to school and socializes. To keep attendees safe from coronavirus, he...

How to make a Zoom bar or bat mitzvah work for your family

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By Jennifer Zwilling and Jon Rosenwasser In March, just as the pandemic was forcing a shutdown of most routine social and economic activity in the...
Joan Yonina Miller

Park Heights resident pens book of lighthearted poetry

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While most are undoubtedly glad to see 2020 in the rearview mirror, with the pandemic still ongoing and much of the nation still in...