Seniors

In NoVa, different paths to becoming bar or bat mitzvah

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Lisa Downing was raised as a Roman Catholic. But as an adult, she said, she could not find her footing in Christianity. So she...

The time is now to document family history

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By Bob Roth The gold charm, fashioned in the likeness of a book, had my mother’s initials engraved on it and the date: 10/21/57. Polishing...

The new Florida? Record number of U.S. retirees relocated to Israel in 2021

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner TEL AVIV — A few weeks ago, Joel Tenenbaum, 81, and Marilyn Berkowitz, 84, arrived in Tel Aviv on an El Al...

He wanted to be an actor, and ended up as George Washington

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By Jarrad Saffren George Washington’s legacy is quite literally the United States of America. So when Daniel Shippey became the nation’s foremost Washington impersonator at...
Caring home healthcare nurse gives vaccine or medicine injection to senior adult patient at home, clinic, or nursing home setting. Close up view of the syringe, needle, hands. The female patient is more than 100 years old!

New project to help seniors register for COVID vaccination

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A few weeks ago, Dava Schub, CEO of the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, had an idea that seemed out of reach. There was a...

Mollie Witow’s adventurous century

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    Mollie Witow has led a life filled with traveling and solar eclipses. She’s assisted German atomic scientists, worked as a librarian and volunteered with...

Smaller and older now, Beth Torah Congregation in Hyattsville retains its spark

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Family-like. Welcoming. Diverse. That’s how people describe Beth Torah Congregation, which made its home for more than four decades in Hyattsville, Md. However, the Conservative...

Tony Hausner’s genealogical journey

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It was at a cousin’s son’s wedding in 1993 where Tony Hausner of Silver Spring learned he was related to a Hausner who entered...

Seniors spend quarantine putting memories on paper

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During quarantine, people have had a lot more free time, and a lot more time to think. Some members of Congregation Beth El of Montgomery...

I’m an older woman dating during the pandemic

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By Lynn Rosenberg At age 77, I was just beginning to truly appreciate my Jewish heritage when I met Dan, who is not Jewish. My late...