March 1, 2015 / 10th of Adar, 5775
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    Looking around at the faces of my women friends recently I experienced an ‘aha’ moment. With our children finishing school and leaving the nest we had experienced a paradigm shift of seismic proportions. Where we would once swap stories of the unique circumstances surrounding the... Read More
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    One of the challenges I seem to come up against pretty often in life is starting something not, as Julie Andrews, would have it, “…at the very beginning/a very good place to start.” I once found myself being a trainer in something at which I myself was a novice,... Read More
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    The job of any parent is to help our children grow and develop so one day they will go out into the world on their own. But for children with autism and the parents who love them, the journey to independence can be challenging and uncertain. That was the experience for JF&CS client Mike... Read More
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    If you liked my book Hanukkah: A Counting Book in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish (published by Scholastic and a past PJ Library selection), check out Hanukkah Coloring & Activity Book. I’m told a two-year-old can color the pictures, but it’s chock full of educational activities good... Read More
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    Ezer Mizion’s fifth annual Golf Tournament and Spa Day was held over Thanksgiving week at the exclusive Caesarea Golf Club in support of Ezer Mizion’s Bone Marrow Registry. The event is the intitiative of both Israeli residents and friends of Ezer Mizion  from across the... Read More
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    Hannah Catzen, 25, is a Somerville resident and Baltimore native. She’s a member of Moishe Kavod House and an alumna of Urban Adamah. In addition to reading and writing love letters (and all other sorts of written media), Hannah enjoys playing music, observing pollinators and riding... Read More
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    Going out the night before Thanksgiving with two of my friends seemed like a wonderful idea. After all, the three of us have 12 kids combined and it's generally hard to find a time when we are all at home and not busy. Over the course of the day we exchanged a flurry of texts and come 9:30 on... Read More
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    It’s that time of year.  The stores are full, the neighbor’s Christmas lights are shining and people are wishing you a “Merry Christmas.”  There was a time when I’d get uncomfortable, even angry, if a salesperson, waitress or someone passing me on a... Read More
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    We’re hosting the Chanukah party again! Last year the cleanup took three days, and even now the kiddish cups still have a faint smell of tequila. Why do we do this to ourselves? Because parties are holy! Don’t believe me? Read on:   1. People meet each other and flirt at... Read More
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    Mixed media artist Cynthia Brody is having an exclusive exhibit of her work at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge from Dec. 4, 2014, through Feb. 9, 2015. An opening reception will be held on Monday, Dec. 8, from 6-8 p.m. at the center. I asked Cynthia, who also edited a... Read More
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