Seniors

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...
A very senior woman using digital tablet on apartment balcony

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...
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From Being Scary to Being Scared: Strokes

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What can and can’t one do after a stroke? Who helps them in our community? What even is a stroke? Stroke, or “brain attack,” occurs...

As Emergencies Grow for Holocaust Survivors Amid Pandemic, Helpers Try to Keep Up

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Sponsored Content Louis was barely 2 years old in September 1939 when Nazi troops stormed into his Polish village near Krakow, rounded up the men...
relatives of Fiet Aussen get lifted up by a crane

At a Dutch Nursing Home, Families Visit by Being Lifted up With a Crane

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AMSTERDAM — Video calls weren’t really cutting it for Fiet Aussen, a 91-year-old widow who has spent the past six weeks in lockdown at...
Semyon Reznik

Semyon Reznik’s Novel Battle Against Anti-Semitism

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By Rachel F. Goldberg On April 22, 1823, a 3-year-old boy named Fedor was found mutilated in a field outside the town of Velizh, in...

Inherited Trauma: When Tragedy Is Part of Your Family History

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Growing up, Harry Burstyn of Baltimore heard his father, a Holocaust survivor, scream in his sleep at night. Burstyn, 56, recalled how his grandmother would...
Mollee Kruger

Mollee Kruger: Reflection of a 20th-Century Woman

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Story and photo by Sonia Owchariw Poet and essayist Mollee Kruger’s 91st birthday was March 28. Named after her Aunt Molly, Kruger is known at...