Seniors

Jonathan Stein, a white man wearing a yellow shirt and blue pants, dances in the middle of his law office.

Appeal and Applause: Lawyer Performs Interpretive Dances of Past Cases

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For Jonathan Stein, combining law and dance wasn’t the joining of two incongruous practices. A lawyer at Community Legal Services, which provides legal counsel to...
Philip Cohn is a white man sitting in a share in his studio, a small room filled with paintings, plants and knickknacks.

Painter Creates A Century’s Worth of Art

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Ninety-eight-year-old artist Philip Cohn has a rotund gray and white cat that loves to walk figure-eights around his legs and walker. The beloved companion with...

South Philadelphia Native Preserves Jewish Community and History

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Having grown up in South Philadelphia in the 1950s, Alberta Marcus knows a thing or two about community. “It was like being part of a...

From ‘Tree of Sorrow’ to Family Trees: Passing Down Holocaust Memories

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Richard Bank’s pocket watch, given to him by his grandfather and Shoah survivor Ludwig Frank, hasn’t kept time for decades, save for two occasions. The...

At 89, Burt Forman is Still Teaching…and Dancing. His KleinLife Trivia Game...

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Every week at KleinLife in Northeast Philadelphia, 89-year-old Burt Forman hosts a trivia contest called “Burt’s Brain Games.” Forman’s board features six categories with 10...

Dean Malissa Wanted to Be An Actor. He Ended Up as George ...

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George Washington’s legacy is quite literally the United States of America. So when Daniel Shippey became the nation’s foremost Washington impersonator at Mount Vernon, the...

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...