What is your favorite way to volunteer/give back?

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Robert Gootzit: Donating money. Libby Berman: Helping The Associated find places for Russian immigrants [in the past]. Bill Abadie: I donate clothes and goods from around the house. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

Do you have any longstanding Chanukah traditions?

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Anita Katz: The grandkids each got a menorah when they were born. They all will be lighting candles on Chanukah. Debbie & Mitchel Saltzman: Cantor Susan Alcott: No one can get their gifts until we sing all the songs! Melissa Shnidman: No one can get their gifts until we sing all the songs! Want to place an order online?… Read More

What are your Thanksgivukkah plans?

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Essie Keyser: We are planning a big celebration where we will either stuff the turkey with latkes or eat them on the side. Michael Taylor: Turkey fry in the morning! Cantor Susan Alcott: I am thinking of bringing some latkes to where we are going to celebrate. We are bringing a menorah, and we will sing some songs…. Read More

What’s your favorite place to visit in Israel?

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Eva Zajdel: The Golan Heights is just so beautiful. I also love Masada and the Dead Sea.. Marc Lowen: Jerusalem. Roberta Eisner: The Western Wall is my favorite place. Since I was 16 years old… my dream had been to visit the country. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

It’s been 75 years since Kristallnacht, do you think today’s young people understand what happened during the Holocaust?

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Sheila Cohen: I think that they do understand. Walter Becker: I don’t think that the average person can really know what it means. Gete Lapidus: I don’t think so. I know that they have classes and learn about it, but they can’t understand because nothing like that has ever happened to them. Want to place an order online?… Read More

How is the government shutdown affecting you?

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Alan Rosenblatt: I’m an employee of Social Security and I was furloughed. Ed Kafes:The government isn’t shutdown, it’s partially shut down. The employees are on a paid vacation. Penina Szojchet­:Not at all. Want to place an order online? Visit www.goldbergsbagels.net now.

What is your favorite bar/bat mitzvah memory?

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Marcy Flicker: My granddaughter became a bat mitzvah last weekend. Even though everything leading up to the event went wrong, the day itself turned out perfect. You just have to have faith in Hashem. Sharon Ryterman: My mother made my bat mitzvah dress and I still have it. It is pink with flowers. Ada Grodzinsky: My grandson, Aaron,… Read More

What does it mean to you to be selfless?

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Linda Eisenberg: To share with everyone else — it’s important for us to give back to the community. Tim Thayne: It’s an outward orientation, where you’re more focused on others than you are on yourself. And it’s counterculture these days. Yehuda Hakkakian & Meir Mintz: “Sheli shelach v’shelcha shelach.” What’s mine is yours, and what’s yours is yours…. Read More