Seniors

Rabbi Pens Memoir About Her Journey to the Rabbinate

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Rabbi Lynnda Targan didn’t get into rabbinical school on her first try. “When I tried to find out why not, I was told the admissions...

Age Just One of Many Numbers for Barbara Mishkin

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Barbara Mishkin looks at the clock in the middle of an interview. It is 3:32 in the afternoon. This is meaningful. “I’m a numbers person,”...

Rivian Marcus Publishes Book of Chaplain Wisdom at 91

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Rivian Marcus knows it’s never too late to publish your first book. After all, she published hers at 91. “I woke up in the middle...

Judi Lawrence Had to Reinvent Her Life — and It Worked

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Judith Lawrence — Judi to her friends, Judith to her clients (until they become her friends) — knows that her mother would hate this....

‘Fairy Godmother of Bowling’ Survives COVID-19, Resets Pins

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“Someday I am going to hold my head high and proudly say I am a Jewish woman.” That’s what 80-year-old Elaine Brumberg, now known...

A Grandparents Guide to Smartphone Gaming

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BY ERIC SCHUCHT It’s day whatever in these uncertain times and you’re bored. You planned on spending the weekend with the grandkids at the shore...
Gene Hoffman

Gratz Alum Gene Hoffman Pursues Doctorate at 91

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Gene Hoffman’s academic career lends new meaning to the phrase “lifelong learning.”  After earning his master’s in Jewish studies from Gratz College in 2013, the...
Barbara and Bruce Zeiger

Longtime Couples Share Secrets of Sustaining Love

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Don’t go to bed angry. Be good friends. Have a sense of humor. Remember you’re on the same team. We’ve all heard this classic relationship...
Jewish Family and Children’s Service staff prepare food for clients and the Mitzvah Food Pantry with Drew Gold, kitchen manager and educator, in The Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center’s Teaching Kitchen.

Jewish Agencies Work to Protect Philly Seniors From Coronavirus

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According to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s 2019 Community Portrait, there are almost 100,000 Jews over 65 in the Greater Philadelphia area, including...
Arlene and Carole Ginsburg peruse the racks

That Special Look Boutique Owner Figures Out the Good Life

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Carole Ginsburg, 62, has figured out the good life. Early this year, she closed That Special Look, a women’s boutique on Montgomery Avenue in Bala...