Seniors

Ella Kagan

Ella Kagan, Russian-Jewish school founder, preserves her culture

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By Eric Schucht At the time, the presence of the photocopier was peculiar. Ella Kagan was at the Vienna airport after leaving the Soviet Union for...
David Schoenbaum

Of Nazis and violins: David Schoenbaum dives into history

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By Eric Schucht Nazi Germany, U.S.-Israel relations and violins. Three topics with at least two things in common. All involve Jews. And all have been...
candy crush

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...
Mollie Witow

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...
Photo by The Blue Card

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...

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...