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A grandparent’s guide to smartphone gaming

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By Eric Schucht It’s day whatever in these uncertain times, and you’re bored. So, what can you do? Maybe give video games a try? But dropping hundreds...
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Community college’s oldest student turns 100

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By Lisa Woolfson Mollie Witow has led a life filled with traveling and solar eclipses. She’s assisted German atomic scientists, worked as a librarian and...

Practical tips for surviving distance learning while working at home

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By Melissa Henriquez | Kveller via JTA When our kids’ school district sent out a survey in July asking parents their return-to-school plan, we checked...
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Blue Card supports Holocaust survivors during the pandemic

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A teenage boy wanted to make a difference in someone’s day, so nonprofit The Blue Card connected him with an 85-year-old homebound Holocaust survivor...

Ner Tamid brings Orthodox Union’s SPIRIT program to its senior congregants

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9/1/20 3:50 p.m. Update: This article has been corrected to reflect a more accurate number of attendees of the SPIRIT Program. The Baltimore Jewish...

Randi Orshan, Principal and Parent, Talks Going Back to School

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With autumn only weeks away, both schools and parents are increasingly feeling the pressure to decide how to safely educate their children. It was a...

Tony Hausner’s Genealogical Journey

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By Andrea F. Siegel It was at a cousin’s son’s wedding in 1993 where Tony Hausner of Silver Spring learned he was related to a...
Natalie K. Levant

Natalie K. Levant Brings the Laughs at 88

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By Eric Schucht She’s the silver vixen of the stand-up — the comedic grandmother audiences wished they had. “They used to say mother,” Natalie K. Levant...
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These Services Are Helping Older Jews Master Technology and Stay Connected in Isolation

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By Renee Ghert-Zand | JTA Until April, Gail Lipsitz had never heard of the popular videoconferencing platform Zoom. “All of a sudden, everyone was talking about...

How to Retire in Quarantine

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By Saul Schwartz On Feb. 29, I retired from the federal government. On March 11, the World Health Organization declared a worldwide pandemic. After a lifelong...