Seniors

John Prine Fandom Sparks Musical Connection

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In 1964, Bruce Rits Gilbert saw The Beatles play at the Milwaukee Arena. It was the type of show that might have sparked a lifetime...

Bruce Rubin Keeps It Movin’

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Bruce Rubin, 77, started running in the ’80s and has no plans to stop as he approaches his own 80s. Back then, it was to...

Seniors Meet Needs in Bereavement Group

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  When Rhea Applebaum joined a bereavement group in February of 2018, dating was the last thing on her mind. She had lost her husband to...

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...